Welcome to the Crone Moon...
...A moon cycle filled with magick, deep wisdom, and a cycle which asks you to stay receptive and open as the seasons wane. The Crone stirs you into her cauldron to be alchemized and transformed. This cycle is not for the faint of heart, and as it lands in the season of Scorpio this year... it will be more intense than ever.
Keep in mind that there are many names for each Moon cycle, and some people may resonate with the Blood Moon, Beaver Moon, or other names, but we are staying true to our Spirit de la Lune deck, and resonate with the Crone Moon energy this cycle. We follow the moon and stay flexible to her ebb and flow!
Uranus will be opposite both the New Moon and Venus during the Full Moon this cycle, so expect the unexpected. Remain open and flexible and have faith in your magick. This cycle I pulled a lot of reverse or tilted cards... so the energy is very topsy-turvy. Have faith that the Crone's cauldron will test you, but it won't be more than you can handle.
Grab a warm brew and sit a spell, won't you? Let us begin.
10/19/17: New Moon in Libra
Tune in to the Deep
The New Moon in harmonious Libra will be disrupted by Uranus, creating twists and turns and will want to throw you off balance. But there is a method to this madness. Libran energy would rather focus on what creates more peace... which would be great, as long as it is not covering or masking a wound that needs to be seen. The card pulled for today is Waxing Crescent: Awareness. Tune in to your intuition and discernment now. The Crone Moon cycle will mostly be in Scorpio, so things will rise from the deep. Whatever is rising from the deep from within you right now, this is the key ingredient you need to throw in the cauldron to be transmuted. The external world is deep in this pot of unrest, injustice, fear, survival, and chaos. We are all feeling this to some degree... so we need to honor the deep emotions of rage, grief, despair, hunger, and yearning, that are surfacing for us.
They need to be heard and felt within us, so we can begin to make shifts outward into the world around us.
So what is surfacing for you? How can you bring more awareness to it, without judgment or shaming it? Do not cover it up. How can you honor these emotions and find peace with them?
Whatever it is this New Moon, throw it into the cauldron and let the magick begin.
10/27/17: First Quarter in Aquarius
What is Truly Worthy?
The First Quarter in Aquarius (who by the way, is ruled by Uranus, there he is again!), is a time to check in with the Water Bearer within you. Your air body (your mind) and water body (your emotions). Are they in alliance with each other right now? Is your rational mind leading, or are your emotions wreaking havoc? Or are they working together to serve you and the greater good? Continue to tune in with yourself. The card I pulled is Capricorn: The Achiever but in reverse... I felt really drawn to look into Capricorn further... remember this cycle is about going deeper. Get your hands dirty and dig deep into the soil of your terrain.
I found that Pluto is still slowly moving through Capricorn right now until 2023. Pluto is the God of the Underworld, and in modern astrology ruler of Scorpio and we are in the Scorpio season! Of course we are reminded of this at this time. With Pluto in Capricorn, this is a push to find what is truly worthy of your time and energy. Be strategic with your precious energy right now... there is a lot going on, and you can better serve when you focus and direct your energy in an intense and intentional way, rather than in a scattered, multi-tasking sort of way. You will most likely feel drained and powerless if you put too much on your plate at one time. Pluto explores the use and misuse of power, and with Capricorn being the achiever and ambitious leader they are, what is fueling your desire for power? Is it controlling you? Are you using manipulation? Be open and honest with yourself. The Crone is supporting you in this.
Most importantly what is your power that is unique to you, and how can you use it to serve the greater good?
Throw this sacred ingredient into your cauldron.
10/31/2017: Halloween or Samhain in Pisces
Did you hear that? The spirits are calling!
I decided to pull a card for Halloween as well! On Samhain, the veils between realms is thin and we can tune into the spirit realm more easily than any other time in the year. This is a wonderful time to practice any type of divination to connect with your guides, Source, and your ancestors. Halloween also falls on a Waxing Gibbous in Pisces... the Psychic of the Zodiac... the energy in the cosmos is telling to you tap into your intuition and connect with the Divine! The card pulled is the Waning Gibbous: Listen, but tilted on its side. In order to listen to messages from other realms, we must be able to soften, and allow the messages to move through us. They will come to us in a way we can "hear" them. Some people feel them in their body, some hear voices, some see images flash before them. How does the Divine speak to you? And how can you prepare yourself to receive? If divination tools help, try scrying using water (perfect for watery Pisces), or read tea leaves, use your pendulum, or take out your own Spirit de la lune deck and try the Crone Moon reading in the guidebook. For many pagans and witches, Halloween is their New Year, so set new magickal intentions, celebrate, and connect into the different realms this night.
Remember to have fun and invoke joy!
11/3/17: Full Moon in Taurus
We are all Reflections
When Taurus is in her fullness and prime... She reflects all the beauty, magick, power, and potential we all have within. A Taurus Full Moon is like Botticelli's Birth of Venus... all are enamored and drawn into the euphoria and beauty she creates. However, Uranus is opposite Venus, who happens to be the ruler of Taurus on the Full Moon, taking the personal energy of Taurus and making it trans-personal... This feels awkward to Taurus and Venus. Remember to expect the unexpected,possibly in your relationships and you may feel a disconnect in your own skin. Coming back into your body will help... move your body in a way that feels good today.
The card pulled for this Full moon is Waning Gibbous: Reflection in reverse. The reflections of ourselves can be distorted at this time. You do not realize the impact you have on others. Whoever is in our lives, we chose each other to learn and grow from each other... we reflect to others what they need to see and hear and feel. Just as they do for us. People may be triggered by you today, and you may be oblivious and downright obstinate as to why (Stubborn as a bull, much? Or in this case, Taurus). Remember, we are always reflecting and sometimes projecting... which one is it for you right now? And if someone is triggering you, tap into the Taurus energy and check in with your body and the sensations it is telling you. What is this person reflecting to you? What in your life is being triggered? When this surfaces, you have an opportunity to shift it!
The Crone once again is stirring and brewing you in her cauldron.
Take these triggers and throw them in the cauldron. Or, do you feel completely vibrant and embodied today? Is Venus rising within you? Throw this into the cauldron as well.
This cycle you are creating your own special brew with the Crone. The Full Moon ceremony we will be working with cauldron magick! Make sure to have a cauldron (fire proof container), some bay leaves, oils (carrier oil and essential oils of your choice), and an empty glass bottle, to work with!
11/10/17: Last Quarter in Leo
Dream Yourself Awake
A Last Quarter in Leo finds us releasing parts of ourselves that no longer serve the greater good, or keep us in a state of being small. Leo wants you to shine forth, since Leo is ruled by the Sun and our own Sun signs hold the energy and the potential light we can shine in the world (regardless if we are Leo or not). The card pulled is once again in reverse. It is the Waning Gibbous: Dream. You maybe holding onto a version of yourself that is unrealistic or sets you up to fail. Don't get me wrong, dreams are beautiful and keep us growing and expanding on our paths, but the shadow side of a Leo last quarter moon is self-sabotage. And if we let our ego dictate our dreams and not our higher selves... we will always play it small and always keep it just out of reach.
We are not meant to chase our dreams... we are meant to embody them!
So what "dream" of yours, is keeping you small and always chasing? What dream fills you up completely that you explode in radiance? Embody the latter.
Also, the dream world is very active in this season. Your dreams in your sleep can reveal so much about the dreams in your heart. Here is a little dream guide for you:
If you are having nightmares, keep lepidolite and angelite on your nightstand or in your pillowcase.
If you cannot activate or remember your dreams, place labradorite on your nightstand... it may make your dreams very vivid and keep you up though, FYI!
Amethyst is an amazing dream time stone to work with... keep it close to you while you sleep!
Use a dream journal to track your dreams and notice any patterns or themes.
In the morning before you get out of bed, use rosemary oil and rub the oil into the bottoms of your feet and third-eye to remember your dreams more clearly and wake you up for the day!
This Crone Moon Cycle is potent with possibility, transformation, and magick!
Are you ready for it?
We hope this report helps you prepare, and begin to gather your items for your Samhain celebrations and the Full Moon Cauldron ceremony! Take some time to set intentions, charge your crystals and cards, and share any pictures with us through instagram!
We love you all so much!