Happy New Moon!
This New Moon cycle holds so much potential for new growth! The new moon on the 4th of February takes place in the sign of Aquarius.
Aquarius is an optimistic and open minded sign that is sure to bring a breath of fresh air into our lives. This might be the change you’ve been looking for.
The Sun, Moon and Mercury are sextile Jupiter which brings in an even greater sense of optimism and positive thinking, making this month feel like a lucky one! There is potential for you to find the solutions to the problems you’ve been looking for if you remain open minded and focused throughout the month.
This is a great time to prepare the metaphorical soil for the things you want to create! The planetary aspects this month lend us both clear and creative visionary thinking. You might even start seeing some tangible results.
Each month we use the the 4 turnings of the moon, astrology and our Spirit de la Lune deck to create the New Moon Energy Reading! So grab a cup of coffee and keep scrolling to see what this New Moon Cycle has in store for you!
New Moon in Aquarius
This New Moon holds what feels like an optimistic breath of fresh air compared to some of the heavier cycles we have had in recent past! This is an optimistic and hopeful New Moon- not only are we feeling the burst of energy that comes with the rebirth of the moon but we are feeling good about where things are heading.
This could be considered a lucky month!
The new moon sextile Jupiter is what adds to that sense of hope and happiness. The Aquarius new moon helps us visualize what we want in a clear way, and because Mercury is also sextile Jupiter, we are able to communicate our desires and ideas in a clear way. This positive thinking helps our decision making skills, and when we are looking for opportunities, we will find them and make the right decisions.
This all really helps us bring our focus into building something new!
The card pulled for this week is Rest. What do you need to put to rest in order to bring in the growth you are wanting? While we might be feeling a sense of new energy with this new moon, rest is an important aspect when it comes to growth. Be sure that you yourself are getting the rest that you need. Take time to “unplug” before bed. Reducing the amount of screen time or “blue light” before bed for an hour or more can help your natural circadian rhythms get back to normal and give you restful sleep with insightful dreams. Try candles beside your bed instead of a bright lamp to see how it affects your quality of rest.
First Quarter Moon in Taurus
The First Quarter Moon takes place in Taurus on the 12th of February. During the waxing phase, the moon grows brighter in the sky each night. The waxing phase holds the element of fire, and like the moon our own energy and passion burn brighter and brighter with each day.
Now is the time to put your New Moon intentions and goals into action! Create your to-do list and then be ready to tackle it. This week looks like it will be productive!
Being an earth sign, the Moon in Taurus puts a spotlight on your physical surroundings and the desire to see tangible results.
In order for a seed to grow, the soil must be prepared properly.
It’s an important time to maintain or create the physical atmosphere that supports the growth and change you are wanting to plant.
This is a great time to complete things around the house, water your houseplants, or begin a garden. We might even feel a pull to complete those physical or laborious tasks we’ve been putting off.
The card pulled for this phase is Manifest, a sure sign that your results are on their way! Take a look at what you are manifesting right now. Remember that your thoughts are things, and they are often the first part of any manifestation. Be aware and in control of your own thoughts and emotions this week if you are having trouble seeing the manifestations you are looking for!
SuperMoon in Virgo
The Seed Moon
The Full Moon in Virgo on the 19th of February is a Supermoon! This means the Moon is larger in the sky, and the emotional and intuitive effects are heightened!
Virgo is the healer and paired with this Full Supermoon brings our awareness to our physical bodies.
It’s important to remember that our bodies are extra sensitive when the moon is in Virgo. It might be wise to stay away from tons of junk food or other low-grade foods and vegetables during this lunar transit.
But, this makes for a great time to begin new routines, work out habits, diets or other life style changes you’ve been meaning to begin!
The Moon in Virgo also amplifies our attention to detail. You might feel prone to criticism or cynicism... Try to not get caught up in this and instead focus on listing your blessings!
Switching your mindset to gratitude will help you plant the seeds you for the future!
This full moon also a great time to organize and really clear out any of the old negative energy that remains. Now is the time to begin to create those new habits that you’ve always been meaning to! The moon supports you!
The card pulled for this phase is Surrender. What do you need to surrender in order to create change in your life? If you aren’t seeing the results you are wanting to… reflect on the parts of your life you want to leave in the past. What are you holding onto? What do you need to weed out in order to support your new growth? Alternatively, it might be time for you to release and put to rest something you’ve been mentally struggling with. Sometimes “letting go” and surrendering IS the next step. Only then will you be able to see clearly. When we accept the present moment we are able to see clearly again free from resistance and anxiety. It is then that we can see the next steps forward.
Last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius
The Last Quarter Moon takes place in Sagittarius on the 26th of February ending this cycle in another optimistic and positive sign.
As the moon wanes in the sky, our own energy is called back in for reflection and rejuvenation. This a week for tying up loose ends and finishing up the things you started during the last New Moon.
This is a great time for making plans and goals that you don’t need to act on quite yet. Take this time to plan ahead and make some long term plans.
There may not be much you can physically do about it at this time, but keeping yourself focused on long term goals and pouring your positive energy and optimism into those plans can be more powerful than you know!
The card pulled for this phase is Guidance. Trust in the process right now and most importantly, trust in yourself. Take time out for meditation this week and tune in to your higher self. You have an inner guidance system that knows and understands more than you realize, and you are sharpening your intuition and remembering more each day that you tune into your inner guru. Trust that the teachers you need will find you when you are ready, and understand that some of your answers already lie within.
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Blessed New Moon and Imbolc!
Don’t forget to set your intentions and cleanse your deck and crystals under this New Moon!
Be sure to check back here during the Full Moon for the Full Moon Ritual honoring the Seed Moon!
Happy Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Capricorn!
This is the first official complete moon cycle of 2019 and all the cards we pulled for this cycle are the Full Moondala cards carrying really big energy! This just affirms that THIS IS THE CYCLE to help us set the whole foundation of 2019 and by doing so we will create ripples through the months to come!
So grab a cup of tea, and your journal and pen! It is time to create the life you have always dreamed of in 2019!
Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn 1.5.2019
The the Solar Eclipse is a highly-charged New Moon when the Moon is in exact alignment with the Sun, the Sun is illuminating and supporting the New Moon... So whatever intentions you set tonight be very clear and focused with them (think capturing the light of the sun in a magnifying glass) and the Capricorn energy will definitely help with this. This New Moon is great for setting intentions for career, money, security, and building a foundation you can live and thrive on so keep this in mind when you set your intentions.
Bloom in all your Radiance
We pulled the moondala: Flower Moon, which means whatever your goals are, you have all the resources you need to fully bloom and embody this dream. So don't be afraid to be very specific! Capricorn is very strategizing and and really wants to set you up for success.
Uranus goes direct on January 6th, so expect the unexpected. This means be bold and take action this moon cycle... whatever ideas that have been brewing and swirling around in your head since August 2018, as crazy as they may seem, now is the time to act upon them. Also don't be surprised if any weird, unexpected events or circumstances present themselves to you... it's all a part of the bigger picture.
First Quarter in Aries 1.13.2019
The the First Quarter is always the ignition for the moon cycle... And with the First Quarter being in Aries, the Inspirer, Aries is a natural ignitor of energy, vitality, inspiration, and fire. Focus energy into your creative projects and your goals and you will see your hard work pay off and abundance will flow.
Be open to receive Your Abundance
The moondala pulled for this week was the Corn Moon... all about growth, harvest, and abundance. It can all be yours if you allow yourself to receive it. Keep your heart open and keep your thoughts focusing on your creativity, your intuition, and the magick you are creating, and the universe will meet you halfway. No time for lack!
With all that being said, Jupiter squares Neptune on the First Quarter Moon as well... so do not make any hasty decisions or actions which Aries energy is prone to do. Something may feel too good to be true, so trust your instincts and take time to evaluate before you make a big decision.
Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo 1.20.2019
You are Whole Unto Yourself
The Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo is a beautiful Full Moon you do not want to miss. With all the cosmic energy aligning with Earth, Lunar Eclipses are all about embodiment… embodying these cosmic energies through our own bodies with grace and ease. With this energy centered around Leo (the Queen or King of the zodiac), it is time to embrace and reclaim our own birthright of power, influence, and sovereignty.
In numerology, 2019 is distilled into 12 and 3… the Hanged Man and the Empress. Surrender to embody your magick and power. Reclaim your abundance on Earth.. it s your birth right. You are a fertile, magickal, abundant being and you are meant to do great work!
The moondala pulled is the Super Moon, which this Full Moon is a Super moon as well! It is time to remember what you already know deep within you. Get back to the basics too… what is it you really love and want to do in the world? What do you want to embody and stand for? What would it be like to step into your power, wear your crown, and be the King/Queen you are meant to be?
This may sound daunting, but remember this Moon Cycle may be the most important Moon Cycle you to focus on in 2019… everything else will begin to flow once you settle into your new foundations and begin to truly thrive!
Stay tuned for a Full Moon ceremony where we will teach you how to create your own loose incense for the Sage Moon and embody your power for 2019!
Last Quarter Moon in Scorpio 1.27.2019
In the Darkness I am Reborn
The Last Quarter brings us into Scorpio energy... dark, mysterious, magickal. Scorpio energy can also lead us in Shadow work… where we can fully release the power and control our fears and doubts have over us. And with the moondala, Blood Moon, pulled it is time to let go and shed.
You may have felt so aligned and bold and assertive and peaked at the Full Moon, and now maybe your energy is crashing… this can happen and know it is perfectly natural. Like high tide and low tide, the currents are here to guide you, no matter how low you may feel. The Last Quarter energy is here to show you where you can release and let go to fully embrace the new goals and intentions you set for 2019.
Write down your fears, resistance, and doubts moving into 2019, and release them in a ceremony. You could burn them in your cauldron, literally flush them down the toilet, bury them in the earth, or throw them in the trash! The physical act of releasing is what is needed, and when you do this with intention, humbleness, and standing in your truth, you can really move forward into the 2019 you want to invoke.
We hope you enjoyed this reading and we hope it inspires you to make 2019 your best year yet! Don’t forget to set out your cards and crystals under the Solar Eclipse tonight!
Happy New Moon, beauties!
We have a beautiful moon cycle ahead of us! As we walk deeper into the darkness of Winter, it is important to remember what is most important to us and embody our lightness like the pale snow covering the ground.
What is most important to you? How can you keep it glowing in your heart?
Keep these questions in mind while you flow through this Wolf Moon cycle.
Now cozy up with a warm blanket, light the fire, and with a hot cocoa in your hand keep reading our moonthly energy report!
New Moon in Sagittarius
The New Moon in Sagittarius, (sign of the Archer) keeps spirits bright and reminds you to focus on the joy and happiness in your life.
You can also finally sigh with relief that Mercury goes direct this day! And with Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius actually being in the constellation of Sagittarius, everyone gets a confidence boost moving forward. It is no wonder the card pulled for this New Moon is courage.
Let this be a reminder to make your courageous moves now. Do not hesitate or doubt yourself anymore. While writing your New Moon intentions dream BIG and have courage to shoot your arrows high to the stars!
What are your dreams for 2019 and beyond?
First Quarter in Aries
Aries energy keeps the momentum high and energy is building up. The card pulled for this phase is Movement. Make sure you do not lose your patience or waste your precious energy.
Now is the time to focus and channel your energy into your big plans and let this energy move through your body in a healthy way. Burn any excess energy off by moving your body and tap into your strength. You are stronger than you think!
Do not procrastinate or let the energy settle and stagnate in your body... You will most likely get sick that way!
Full Moon in Cancer
The Full Moon in Cancer is the day after the Winter Solstice, or Yule, on December 21st. The Full Moon illuminates the darkest day of the year and is a special day to tap into to your unique light and how it illuminates in the world. Stay tuned for our Full Moon blog post where we will share a light ceremony in honor of this auspicious day.
The Cancer energy of the Wolf Moon will most likely have you seeking the solace of your home and staying close to your loved ones. Reach out to that person who is on your mind and let them know you care... Most likely they need to hear from you right now.
The card pulled for the Full Moon, is the Sage Moon card: Purify. If you are having guests over for the holidays, this would be a great time to focus on your home and cleanse it and align it with the seasonal energies. Make your home extra cozy, with candles, blankets, decorations... And don't forget to trim the tree! These actions will keep the warm embers of your heart aglow and you will feel more peaceful with a cozy and clean environment.
Last Quarter in Libra
The last days of 2018 are at the end of this moon cycle, meaning a good reflection is in order to properly close and honor this year and prepare for the next.
Libra's energy will keep you focused on what needs balance in your life as you move into the new year.
What was harmonious in 2018 for you?
What threw you off balance in 2018?
What energy do you want to invoke and embody in 2019?
The card pulled for this phase is Envision. Really open your third-eye and visualize your life and how you want it to Flow in 2019. You can moonifest it! Embody your light and magick and everything else will flow.
Have faith in yourself!
We hope your solstice and holiday season is merry and bright!
Don’t forget to cleanse your decks and crystals under the new moon tonight, and be sure to set an intention for the moonth ahead.
Our 2019 Tune to the Moon Planner is currently in production!!
We are just as excited to get our hands on it as you are! If you have purchased it already, your confirmation email is the PayPal confirmation you received. We will let everyone know as soon as we receive the planners and begin shipping! We still do not have a set date, but we are hoping to get them in your hands before the next moon cycle begins!
Happy New Moon in Scorpio!
This New Moon in Scorpio is a very intense and emotional one. Many of us have been feeling the depths of this New Moon for several days now. Not only is it election time… but both the Moon and the Sun are in Scorpio right now. This means our inner world and outer world are both feeling that intensity and rawness that Scorpio can bring.
Venus is just now getting out of Scorpio, but you may still be feeling her, as Venus is still in her “Shadow Period.” Venus, the planet of love, has been retrograde in Scorpio the house of darkness and transformation since October, and won’t go direct until the 16th of November.
This will take a lot of pressure off of our relationships, as we are able to see things a bit clearer with the balancing help of Libra. Just as Venus goes direct, Mercury goes retrograde in the fiery sign of Sagittarius on the 17th of November.
Mercury Retrograde is nothing to worry about, it can be a great time for reflection and planning for this month.
This month looks like it can bring a lot of major breakthroughs and provide the ending of old cycles if seen with awareness!
So, brew a cup of warm coffee or tea and read on to see what this New Moon Cycle has instore for you!
Each New Moon, we take a look at the Lunar Cycle ahead and pull a card from the Spirit de la lune deck to create our Moonthly Energy Report.
New Moon in Scorpio
This New Moon is a time of powerful and intense emotions!
New Moons are about new beginnings and starting fresh. Where do you need a fresh start in your life? You have the answers within you, but it’s your emotions that will show you the answers the right now.
It’s very important to feel your emotions and try to understand what they are trying to teach you. Which can be hard, because everything just feels so intense right now.
Being election time and with such high stakes, it’s very important for us to remember that we are empaths. And as empaths we are most likely feeling into the hearts and emotions of others, and especially our fellow empaths.
Practice repeating “Not mine!” in your head if you feel an intense or unknown emotion come up and you can’t tell if it’s yours. If the emotion is yours, it will stick around for you to heal and process. If not, recognizing that it’s not yours shines a light on it and “casts it out” for you. If you still aren’t sure, burn some sage, or spend time meditating.
The card pulled for this week is Waxing Crescent: Awareness. There is an important lesson for us each to learn this month. Let your emotions teach you something. Listen to them, journal them, observe them.
It’s very important to not run from your feelings. Practice listening to your emotions, and see if you can find the lesson you are needing to learn. Trace your emotion back to its root, and ask yourself how you can heal it from your new perspective. Create a New Moon intention around what you find.
First Quarter Moon in Aquarius
The First Quarter Moon takes place in the sign of Aquarius on the 15th of November. Aquarius is the sign of the water-bearer. Because of this, it is often confused to be a water sign, but in ancient times, she was known as the knowledge-bearer.
When the First Quarter Moon is in Aquarius we ourselves feel a greater thirst for knowledge and answer seeking. As the moon grows in the sky you might feel your desire for learning or reading increase. The card pulled for this week is Waxing Crescent: Transform. What greater way to transform yourself than by learning something new.
Use this First Quarter Moon in Aquarius to do just that. Spirit answers in mysterious ways. Answers or truths you’ve been needing may be tucked away in the passage of a book, or in an online article you accidentally stumble on. Listen to a TED talk, or find a new youtube channel that peaks your interest. Follow your curiosity and allow it to transform you!
Mercury goes retrograde on the 17th.
Mercury is the planet of communication, and intellect. When it goes retrograde, it it ends up spending extra time in a certain sign.
Mercury is wanting us to take our extra time too. Mercury always emphasizes something in our life when it goes retrograde. So be aware.
This time the retrograde takes place in Sagittarius. Fire signs typically have to do with our creative ventures, projects and our passions. So instead of being overly eager to mark anything as “done” double check your work first. There may be something you are missing.
Full Moon in Taurus
The Full Moon in Taurus takes place on the 22nd of November, just as the colder weather begins to set in for much of the Northern Hemisphere.
Storms and winds are more likely a few days before and after the New and Full Moons, so this Full Moon will bring colder winds to many of us in experiencing the autumn season.
Full Moons are also a time of completion and fulfillment. Sometimes they mark a harvest, or a reason to celebrate and gather with friends. But sometimes they can mark the completion of a personal cycle, or a lesson learned that is all our own. Insights will be available at this time that can help you overcome your obstacles.
This Full Moon is in the Loving sign of Taurus and the card pulled for this phase is Waxing Gibbous: Surrender. We are being asked to surrender to the lessons we’ve learned and finally let go. Use this Full Moon to truly let go of what’s been holding you back. Don’t forget to check back for the Full Moon for our Full Moon Ritaul!
Last Quarter Moon in Virgo
The Last Quarter Moon takes place in the signs of both Leo and Virgo (depending on location and time) on the 29th of November.
The Last Quarter Moon marks the turning point in the month where we feel our own energy wind back down a bit as we prepare for the New Moon once again. This is a time for release and in many ways self care is needed for that to happen.
Take this week to reflect and ground your energy. A lot has been going on this month. The Waning Cycle and Virgo are both Earth elements, asking us to take a break from all of these intense emotions we have been going through. The card pulled for this phase is the Crone Moon: Deep Wisdom, reminding us that the veil is still thin and our ancestors and Spirit are near. Ground, meditate and prepare.
November is a harbinger of transformation. By the end of it, you truly might feel like bundling up and hibernating for a bit.
Give yourself the time and space to nurture your body and soul as we embark into the darker colder months. Enjoy the season of transformation.
Happy New Moon! Don’t forget to charge your decks and crystals tonight under the New Moon. Make an intention and set it on your altar under this Powerful night!
Happy New Moon in Libra!
This is our first New Moon of the Autumn season here in the Northern Hemisphere, but we are all being provided with a huge opportunity for transformation.
Libra energy is all about balance, fairness and connection, but this particular New moon is a special one, as Libra’s ruling planet Venus is currently Retrograde in Scorpio.
This has only happened twice in the last 50 years and holds strong karmic energy with the ability to transform your life by ending old cycles that no longer serve you and allowing you to step into your full potential.
Scorpio is the house of transformation, depth and rebirth. It’s a watery, emotional sign that is governed by feeling rather than seeing. This has potential to be a very emotionally intense time for us all. But don’t run from your emotions!
This will be a very powerful time for integrating past karmic lessons and letting go of old habits and ways of life that no longer serve us. We must clear away the old so that we can bring in the new. It’s time to embrace our true potential…
But we have to go deep first. This is a month of digging deep and unearthing the keys to our transformation. Honor what you find.
October might feel like a challenging month as we travel these emotionally intense waters, but astrology can be like a map, letting us know what’s up ahead so we can figure out how to best navigate! That’s why once a month, we compile a New Moon Energy Report and pull some cards from the Spirit de la Lune deck for extra guidance…
So, Grab a cup of hot coffee and read on to see what this New Moon Cycle in Libra has in store for you!
New Moon in Libra
This New Moon in Libra is affecting our relationships with just about everything and everyone. We are on the brink of a massive perspective shift on a global level, which means you are likely going through many shifts and changes of your very own.
Remember not every relationship is a romantic one. The way we relate to the world around us is changing, and this New Moon in Libra is definitely pushing for that change.
Be aware that emotions may feel like they are turned up a notch or 5 during the New Moon.
The New Moon is opposite Venus, which increases our desire for love and affection, this could possibly cause some to feel lonely or isolated. The New Moon is also Square Pluto which increases the drama or intensity of our current situation.
Venus in Scorpio is asking you to speak your inner truth. You are uncovering your deepest and most wounded self, and you are being asked to love her and hold her right now, while standing up for yourself…
But it feels like our cries and demands for equality, fairness and common sense are being drowned out by the need for destructive, war-like energy. Venus is currently square Mars, a challenging aspect… because we can SEE the potential out there for our world, but we just can’t seem to reach it.
Libra wants balance, but Mars wants war. We can see this on a global scale in our world today. But like any transformation, we must first clear away the old before anything new can grow. There is a need to detox and purge in order to make room for anything new. On a massive scale, this will take time and very likely more of the war-like energy that we see will continue to play out.
This is why self love is important. Without it, we could become dependant on the love from others. Standing up for yourself and speaking your truth is continually important these days. Mar is a major influence right now, so draw your boundaries and stand up for yourself. Similar to self love, we must stand up for ourselves. We can not rely on others to fight our battles for us.
It’s also important to not try to control others. The world is going through a major transformation, and so are you. Everyone on this earth is walking through the fires of rebirth in some way or another. In order for the Earth to be reborn, we must each walk through our own personal fires of transformation. Be sure to focus on your own path and don’t try to control the beliefs or paths of others.
Despite the emotionally charged waters this month may have to offer, it can be a time for building lasting partnerships and strengthening our current bonds with our loved ones, alternatively, it can also be a time of uncovering what is no longer working, noticing red flags, and addressing them in order to build something lasting.
The card pulled for this cycle is Play, a great reminder to try to remain light-hearted during these emotional times. Bring play into your day to day! Turn on a comedy while you cook dinner, or play around with something creative. Use play as a way to build habits this month. The New Moon is a great time for starting a new goal or habit and studies show that adding an aspect of play to learning or building a new habit can cut your habit building time down significantly. The act of playing while learning engages both sides of the brain, letting us create stronger connections and reinforces the habits we are trying to build.
First Quarter Moon in Capricorn
The First Quarter Moon takes place in the sign of Capricorn on the 16th of October.
The First Quarter Moon holds energy of “ignition.” It’s a time where our desire to accomplish our goals is sparked. Capricorn lends us clear focus for our goals and ambitions during this time. So use this energy towards your advantage. Make a clear cut list of the things you want to accomplish and then get to work.
Check in with your intentions from the New Moon and get started on an action plan. Taking some form of action now will be helpful in building the momentum you need. No matter how small the step may feel, take some form of action.
The Card pulled for this cycle is Transform. We are still deep in the transformative process that this New Moon has offered us. Virgo is still retrograde in Scorpio and will be until Mid November, remember that you are unearthing a lot and transforming what you find daily. This is a great week for working some of your magick. Light a candle and perform a fire ritual this week. Burn a list of what you want to banish, and cleanse your home with the smoke of sage.
Full Moon in Taurus
The Full Moon takes place in Taurus on the 24th of October. This Full Moon marks the peak of the peak of the harvest season and acts as a harbinger of Winter’s chill. We will likely feel a shift in the weather around this time as well as an energetic shift as the Veil surrounding the Earth thins even more.
The Full Moon is known as the Crone Moon, and sometimes the Dying Moon. This is a time when the veil is thin, wisdom from the ancients is available to us from the other side if we dare go within to find it. Don’t forget to check back here on the Full Moon for our monthly Full Moon Ceremony!
Full Moons are also a time of celebration, fulfillment and harvest, so remember to enjoy these times! Go out and get yourself your favorite coffee and enjoy the fall season. Spend time in nature enjoying her death and rebirth process. Notice the leaves as they change color and appreciate her beauty. This Full Moon is in the earthy sign of Taurus, the lover of beauty and lavishness. Allow Mother Earth to heal you this week.
The card pulled for this cycle is the Connect card. Connect to Gaia and the Moon this week if you are feeling emotionally drained. There is medicine in connecting to the natural world around you. Alternately, there may someone out there who could benefit from hearing from you this week. This week you might feel called to connect with those around you. The energy of this cycle is that of Taurus, the lover and healer, so listen to your intuition and reach out to those you feel called to. You never know how much you can help and heal others just by being there.
Last Quarter Moon in Leo
The Last Quarter Moon takes place in the sunny and fiery sign of Leo on Samhain, October 31st. Leo loves to dress up and be center of attention, so this night should be an enjoyable one! Leo helps us express ourselves in an open and confident way, so allow yourself to express your inner true self tonight!
The Last Quarter Moon holds energy of preparation and making room what is coming. After the celebration of Samhain, it’s important to tie up any loose ends you might see and prepare for the coming New Moon. Check in with your last New Moon intentions and make any needed adjustments, and take any steps you can to finish your goals.
The card pulled for this cycle is Planting Moon: Preparation, a perfect card to pair with the energy of the Last quarter/waning moon cycle. It feels important to be in preparation mode this week. The New Moon takes place in Scorpio on November 9th, so we may be feeling some emotionally intense waters rising again. Prepare your home and environment for the coming New Moon by making your space safe and sacred.
Be sure to cleanse your crystals and your deck under the New Moon tonight and set some intentions.
Tonight is a powerful night for intention setting and magick making, so be sure to take advantage of this night!
Don’t forget to check back here on the Full Moon for our monthly ritual!
Happy New Moon in Virgo!
We are already in September and a new season is upon us all no matter what hemisphere you live in.
Change is in the air and we are approaching the equinoxes seasons, Autumn or Spring. We are transitioning from the Fire season of Summer to the watery energy of Autumn, and the earthy energy of winter, to the airy season of spring. Fire to Water, Earth to Air... The elements activate different energies within us!
Water teaches us to flow and surrender to the currents.. Air brings us freshness, new perspectives, and lightness. Both Equinox seasons purify, renew, and clarify our spirits.
Venus has entered the shadow period on September 2nd, and will be in retrograde towards the end of this moon cycle Oct 5th. This Blood Moon cycle will challenge our relationships, our values, and what we deem worthy of our time and energy. As we navigate this cycle it is important to practice compassion, patience, and kindness to ourselves and others. But you will gain more clarity and insight if you allow yourself space to do your Shadow work, especially now that Saturn has gone direct on September 6th!
So cozy on up with a cup of tea or a nice glass of wine, learn what other insights this moon cycle has in store for us!
New Moon in Virgo: September 9th 2018
We are being asked to tune into our bodies and really listen to what they need right now. You may have been overworking yourself, find you are on the brink of burnout, or feeling a lot of overwhelm this New Moon. Virgo energy can make us feel extra critical of ourselves or others and can bring out our perfectionistic tendencies... But we do not have to engage with them. Give yourself permission to rest your mind, body, and spirit... however this will look and feel to you. This will help you ease into the next season with more grace and fluidity.
First Quarter in Sagittarius: September 16th 2018
Balance and Harmony
First Quarter Moon's are always a great time to check-in with yourself... and with the Libra card being pulled, it is a reminder of the Venus retrograde coming up (Venus rules Libra), and so you may feel some tensions rise in your relationships at this time. It is important to speak your truth, and notice if you are giving or receiving more. Do you feel like you are giving and giving to others, but the energy is not being reciprocated? Or have you been taking too much energy from others and that is causing tension? Check-in, take responsibility for your actions, and do the necessary steps to find your balance once again. Apologize, or forgive yourself, and move on.
Full Moon in Pisces/Aries: September 24th/25th 2018
Focus on Love
Some people will be experiencing the Full Moon in Pisces on Sept. 24th, and some Sept. 25th in the sign of Aries. Again, another cusp between the elements, water and fire. Both elements are emotional and passionate. By now, we have entered the sign of Libra and the new season. I pulled another card ruled by Venus, Taurus: the Lover. Again, a reminder of Venus retrograde... You may be confronted with obstacles that keep you from focusing on what you love to do. Let Taurus be a reminder to focus on love this Full Moon. Let yourself be immersed in love, self-care, focus on healing family trauma (look out for an amazing tarot/oracle spread to connect with your ancestors for our Full Moon post!)... get clear about what is worthy of your time and energy... love is always a worthy endeavor. Whether it's the love you have for your family and friends, yourself, or a project near and dear to your heart, or all of the above. Focus on love.
Last Quarter in Cancer: October 2nd 2018
Bloom Where You are Rooted
A couple of days before the Venus Retrograde, we find ourselves on the Last Quarter Moon in Cancer... the Nurturer. Energy is turning inward and it is time for reflection. What needs nurturing right now? What have you been neglecting? The card pulled is the Flower Moon: Bloom. This is a powerful card paired with Cancer. Cancer is the Mother of the zodiac, so this is a wonderful time to nurture yourself, others, and your space. Take time to make a great home cooked meal and savor it. Decorate your space for the changing seasons and allow the magick of the season to enchant you. Bloom where you are rooted. Do not focus on what you can't have... focus on what is blooming right before your eyes. You will move into Venus Retrograde with grace, beauty, and a full heart.
We hope you have enjoyed this reading and watch out for the fun ritual we have is store for you on the Full Moon! We are still working hard on the 2019 Tune to the Moon Planners, pre-orders should begin in October!
We hope you have an amazing Equinox season! Be sure to try our Blood Moon spread from our Spirit de la Lune guidebook!
Happy Solar Eclipse in Leo!
Our last eclipse of 2018 is trailing the Lionsgate activation on 8/8/18. There is so much cosmic energy in the air and swirling around us... if you feel scattered, or your energy feels flighty, drained, or you are just downright frazzled... you are not alone! The collective energy is experiencing big shifts, surprises, and changes are still up ahead!
Read more below about how you can anchor these energies into your daily life, while navigating this new terrain.
New Moon in Leo 8/11/2018
The New Moon in Leo can bring a fiery, playful energy into your life. Leo is the King/Queen of the jungle... so you are most likely feeling a lot of energy in your Crown chakra... with so much energy coming down from the Heavens, your Crown is super activated and probably over-stimulated. Bring this energy back down to Earth.
It is not surprising that we pulled the last moon phase card, Waning Crescent: BE. To navigate these big energies, you need to be anchored in your body and feel grounded and safe to move forward.
Focus all this fiery energy of Leo into your body and practice self-care this New Moon. Go outside and place your barefeet on the ground. Feel the Earth's energy support you and feel her energy move into your body. This is called Earthing. Lay down on the Earth and let her fully support you! You will soak in the negative ions from the soil and you will feel more connected to the core of who you are once again.
A salt bath is also a wonderful way to nourish and ground your body. Use at least 2-3 cups of epsom salt and sea salt in your bath tub to really get all the benefits. And relax and soak for at least 20-30 minutes. Water is so purifying and healing and can cool down the fiery, activated energy of the Crown. If you do not have a tub, just soak your feel using a bowl and 1/2 cup of salts.
You will feel more grounded and settled in your body to integrate the bigger collective energies of the cosmos!
First Quarter in Sagittarius 8/19/18
The First Quarter in Sagittarius adds another layer of the fiery energy from the New Moon, but Sagittarius brings inspired action. If you have kept grounded and have listened to and have nourished your body throughout the eclipse portal, you may feel inspired to do more and have the energy to do so. Mercury moves direct today, so this refreshing energy can leave you feeling more inspired and more impulsive!
However, the card pulled for this week is Waxing Crescent: Awareness. Check-in with your motives. First Quarter's are always good times to check-in with yourself (aka, check yourself before you wreck yourself!) and see where your energy is aligned. If your actions are truly inspired and aligned with your values... then go for it! Aim your bow high and shoot for the stars!
If your actions are stemming from boredom, restlessness, a need to compete or get even... do not move forward yet! You need to get to the root as to why you are feeling this way. Check in with your body, once again. Get grounded. Focus this energy into healthy activities and you will fall back into alignment once again.
Harvest moon in Pisces 8/26/18
Yes the Harvest Moon is early this year! We follow the moon, not the man-made calendar.
Remember when we had 2 Full moon's in January, and 2 Full Moon's in March? That meant there was no Full Moon for February. This makes the names of the Full Moon's feel early to those who follow only the Gregorian, 12-month calendar. Spirit de la Lune honors the 13 Full Moons of the year.
A Full Moon in Pisces is watery, dreamy, romantic, and sensitive. Again, a lot of the Higher chakras are being activated, and it is particularly important for Pisces energy to be grounded, and to feel safe and protected. You may feel more psychic and tune in easily to everyone's energy and emotions around you. Remember you do not need to hold this energy for anyone. And if you are feeling highly emotional, ask yourself... Are these emotions actually my own?
The card pulled for the Harvest Moon is Waning Crescent: Support. Let go of pride and remember to ask for support when you need it. To feel grounded and supported, you may need to lay low this Full Moon and create a sanctuary for yourself to cocoon into. Create an ambiance that is soothing to you with pillows, candles, aromatherapy, another salt bath is always yummy under a Pisces full moon. Let yourself get swept away in romantic movies, or get yourself a good book to get lost in. Ask your loved ones to give you this time to just relax and with no obligations. You will come back to the world feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
The day after the Full Moon, 8/27/18, Mars moves direct and any resistance you may have been feeling will melt away and you can move forward with more peace of mind.
Last Quarter in Gemini 9/2/18
Now that you feel renewed from the Full Moon, the Last Quarter in Gemini sweeps in with a refreshing energy and you may get some unexpected news or the changes you have been anticipating are upon you. But you feel more grounded and more empowered to take them on.
Interestingly enough, the card pulled for this week is the Waxing Gibbous: Movement. If you have been making self-care a priority, you have channeled all the extra energy around you and can now move forward with confidence! Make your to-do list and stay on track with your priorities and move with inspired action once again. You will move into the next Moon cycle with your Crown held high, yet grounded in your body.
This is an exciting time, so ebmbrace it wholeheartedly and move forward with your heart courageously open to the new chapter ahead!
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