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2018 Blessing Moon Chakra Alignment Ritual

Happy Full Blessing Moon!

Let's Align with Our Bliss!

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In order to truly follow our bliss, we must align to our centers once again. Our energy centers, or Chakras, run along our spine and are located along the center of our body. When we align back to our center we can truly connect to our purpose, find clarity, and our bliss will be easy to follow! 

So let's do a simple Chakra alignment meditation under the Full Blessing Moon! Gather 7-8 stones, one for each Chakra, your Blessing Moon card from the deck, and a glass jar of spring water. That's it!

The stones shown here from bottom to top: Red Jasper, Carnelian, Citrine, Green Jade, Turquoise, Blue Apatite, Amethyst, and  Clear Quartz.

Let's get started!


Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed (under the moonlight is best!), and create a space to lay down or sit comfortable. Take your stones and if you are laying down place them along  the center of your body: your red stone by your pubic bone or groin area; orange stone about 2 inches below your belly button; your yellow stone on your belly button; the green (or pink) stone resting on your heart; the blue stone on your throat; the purple stone between your eyes (your third-eye); clear stone at the top of your forehead, or on the ground next to the top of your head.

If you decide to sit down surround yourself with your stones in the same order, or hold them within your palms. And now relax and enjoy the energy of the Full Moon and your crystals. Notice the energy of each stone interacting with your energy... notice any emotions or thoughts that surface and allow them to rise. Are there any messages coming through? Visualize the beautiful Full Moon ray's coming down through your Crown chakra and move down through your Root chakra... cleansing and recharging each of your energy centers.

Stay in this beautiful meditation until you feel revitalized and realigned with your mind, body, and spirit. Feel  free to journal about your experience afterward. 


With the same stones you used during your meditation, now it is time to make Chakra Blessing Moon Water!

Depending on the the type of crystals you use, you can either place the crystals in the glass jar with spring water or surround the jar with the stones. Always research which stones are safe to use in water prior to use... or when in doubt, leave it out! 

Place the Blessing Moon card underneath the jar and let your Chakra water charge under the Full Blessing Moon in Capricorn! Let is charge all night under the moonlight! You can make a big pitcher or small bottle, whatever you prefer!

In the morning bring your water inside and take the gemstones out. Feel free to drink the whole glass to really help integrate the alignment, or make smaller bottles of this water, or even just water your plants with it. I would at least drink a couple of sips to get the benefits for your chakras!

We hope this simple realignment ritual recharges you and brings you back to center. Feel free to do this whenever  you need a pick-me-up.

Chakra Blessings!

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2017 Blessing Moon Abundance Grid!

Happy Full Blessing Moon!

Are you ready to make a crystal grid with us? Keep reading how to create and activate your crystal grid for abundance!

Putting different crystals together in geometric patterns activates the different energies of each crystal and creates a beautiful union of their vibes -a vortex of hyper-focused intention and healing. It is called sacred geometry. Crystal grids are beautiful, creative, and really fun to make. Sacred geometry connects us to the universal creative forces that have created all matter so we can call upon the powers of creation and manifestation!

For the Blessing Moon we are focusing on our abundance that we are attracting into our lives and also the abundance that is already surrounding us! Create your own affirmation or choose one from below!

My heart is full.

Abundance permeates my whole life and I am grateful.

Abundance flows steadily through my life.

I receive abundance with grace and ease.

I am healthy, wealthy, and abundant!


Choose your crystals. There are so many crystal you can choose from! Below is a list of some crystals that help attract abundance, just remember to listen to your intuition while choosing your gems. Which crystals call to you?

  • Aquamarine

  • Aventurine

  • Citrine

  • Clear Quartz points (important for directing energy!)

  • Emerald

  • Golden Fluorite

  • Green and Yellow Calcite

  • Jade

  • Pyrite

 

Have a plan. You can make your grid as large or as small as you want. Follow your intuition always. The crystals will reveal themselves to you. There is always the center stone -the core or essence of your grid that gets programmed with the surrounding crystals. This can be a cluster, generator point, a sphere, a specimen, even a tumbled stone -it typically is different than the rest, but doesn't have to be. Choose as many other stones as you want to go around your center stone. And have an idea of the design you want to make. Having multiple of the same stone will build upon their energy, or having different stones will each add their own vibrations. The choice is up to you and what you have. There is no wrong way! Have fun and get creative! 

The placement of the grid is important... try to place your grid on your altar or near a window for flowing energy. If you have your grid on a tray you can move it our under the Full Moon to charge!

Program your crystals. Before you lay each stone (beginning with the center and moving out clockwise to build momentum) hold each stone individually near your heart and pour your affirmation into it. Visualize it with all your senses, what you want the outcome to be. They will hold this memory. I believe all stones are programmable. They want to connect with us and help us on our journey.

Each stone you have has already chosen you. Remember that!

Constructing the Grid. Then set up your grid from the center out, working clockwise. You can use a grid map to place your crystals on, like The Flower of Life mandala, or Metatron's cube, but it is optional! You don't need one to have a powerful grid. Traditional grids are symmetric for even energy distribution, but as you create intuitively and work with your stones, create a design that appeals to you and your intentions. Think of it as a crystal mandala -no one will ever make this mandala ever again! Each stone and design is different -you are activating the powerful and unique crystal healer within you and bringing your own vibe to this creation! Make sure all your crystal points are facing in toward the center stone! This is moving the energy toward the center or vortex of the crystal grid! We want to attract abundance IN to our lives!


Activate your grid. After laying each stone, take a crystal point and use it as a wand to activate the energy. If you have a traditional wand already, you can use that as well. Or simply use your dominant index finger. Begin and touch the center stone and from there touch the top crystal and touch back to the center stone; you are drawing a line of energy and connection with each stone. Think: connect-the-dots, but always bring that energy back to the center. I always work clockwise to activate. Really try to see this line of energy you are creating. What color is it?

While you are doing this, say your affirmations out loud and visualize how your life will look with abundance flowing through. What are you doing? How are you feeling? Really try to embody these emotions. What people, spirit guides, animals, would you like assistance from? Do you feel the vibration and aura of the grid growing? Use the wand and visualize as long as you feel called to, but always complete the circle by ending at the top of the grid and back to center. You can go around as many times as you like or feel called to. Depending on how complex and layered your grid is, it could take a while! For good measure I always suggest going around in 3's... 3, 6, 9, or 12.... there is creative, manifesting energy in the number three and sacred trinity energy!

Elemental Blessing: This is optional, but when working with abundant energy and attracting magick, I like to honor and invoke the elements.... all 4 elements are the foundation of magick and creation in the world. They are sacred allies. 

  • Invoke air: Call upon air and light incense blessing your grid and the stones you are working with...keep moving clockwise. notice how the smoke moves and shifts with the energy you are building with the grid! Cleanse yourself with the smoke as well.

  • Invoke Fire: Call upon fire and light candles at the four corners of the grid. Or you can take anointing oil, and anoint each crystal starting with the center stone moving out clockwise. This is igniting and activating a deeper layer of the grid! Anoint your chakras with the oil as well.

  • Invoke Water: Call upon water and anoint each crystal with a drop of sacred water, or moon water just like you did with the anointing oil. Or if you have a spray, spray all around your grid clockwise. Spray your aura as well, or drink some moon water.

  • Invoke Earth: By creating this crystal grid you are calling upon earth. Simply say a heartfelt thank you to your crystal companions for their love and power. Ground your feet to the earth afterward, or eat some food for grounding.

Trust and let the grid work its magick. If you can, let it charge under the Full Moon! Keep the grid up as long as you feel you need it. If animals knock it down (like pesky little kitties), it means the grid is no longer needed. You can always reactivate it and set it up again. See what unfolds and trust the grid is assisting you in the way you need it, not necessarily the way you want it.

Crystal grids teach us to trust the process.

Deactivate and make an offering. When you are ready to deactivate it, Thank your grid and reflect on your journey with it. Begin to take each crystal out of the grid working from the outside into the center stone. I would still keep moving clockwise to keep the abundant energy open. To complete this process, choose 1 crystal you used  for your grid and offer it out to the world! Give it back to the land, or leave it somewhere someone can find. if you know someone who may need it, give it as a gift! This keeps the energy or giving and receiving abundance open and flowing and it is a beautiful gift to give!

We would love to see your grids! Tag us in your pictures! 

2017 Blessing Moon Cycle Energy Reading - Abundance and Flow!

Happy New Moon in Cancer!

This Blessing Moon cycle is going to have such a beautiful flow of energy! The Solstice just ushered in a new season (Summer for Northern Hemi & Winter for Southern Hemi), and with every new season this is a time to reset, create new intentions, and begin anew. The theme for the Blessing Moon cycle is abundance, celebration, contentment, and finding your unique rhythms and flow with the Universe.

With Jupiter going direct last Full Moon, June 9th, we have an amazing positive flow of energy moving through our intentions giving us optimism, joy, playfulness, abundance, and luck! 

 

This will be a wonderful moon cycle to focus on abundance, career goals, and expanding on your dreams!

This Moon cycle is also unique because all 4 elements are present at each of the four turnings (New, First Quarter, Full, and Last Quarter Moons). This does not happen very often! Usually one or two elements are missing and there is a dominant element in the Moon cycle.

When each element is present for each of the 4 major phases of the moon cycle, there is elemental equilibrium and is called a Pentagram Cycle.

This Blessing Moon cycle we begin with the New Moon in Cancer (the water element); First Quarter in Libra (the air element); the Full Moon in Capricorn (the earth element); and the Last Quarter in Aries (the fire element)!

With each element present, this means manifesting your intentions or abundance, will most likely happen this moon cycle! When working with magick and manifesting, each of the elemental energies need to be present and invoked. 

Keep reading below, to see how you can work with each of the elements this moon cycle to move forward on your path!


June 24th: New Moon in Cancer

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The New Moon brings us into the watery realm of Cancer. Depending on the time zones, some people will experience the New Moon on Friday, and some on Saturday, so always consult your own moon app in your specific time zone.

The Cancer energy may have you feeling extremely emotional and internal, but you could harness your emotions to infuse your intentions and make your emotions your ally. The card chosen for the New Moon is the Honey Moon card for productivity! This can be a very productive and enriching moon cycle if you choose it to be! Call in your Spirit guides and Higher Self, and begin by writing out your intentions and really pour your heart into them. Don't hold back! When you have written it all out, now actually speak it aloud to the New Moon (though you may not see her, She is there with you :)

If you get emotional while speaking your intentions aloud, don't fight them, let them flow through you. This is infusing your intentions and speaking them aloud raises their vibrations. 

For this coming Full Moon, we will be making an abundance grid (there will be a blog post for the ceremony on the Full Moon so stay tuned!). Begin to Choose the crystals you want to work with. Whatever crystals you choose lay them out under the New Moon energy and let them hear your intentions too. This will infuse the crystals with your energy.


July 1st: First Quarter in Libra

check in with your instincts

The First Quarter brings us into the airy realm of Libra. Depending on the time zones, some people will experience the First quarter on Friday, and some on Saturday, so always consult your own moon app in your specific time zone.

Quarter Moons are always a good time in the moon cycle to check in with yourself. The card chosen for the phase the the Wolf Moon for trusting your instincts. Libra energy may have you feeling indecisive possibility about a major direction change in your intentions for your career, or a relationship (most likely a business relationship)... trust your instincts. Check in with your guides and listen to their message. 

 

Today will be a great day to invoke the air realm and prepare your crystals further for the grid. Give them and yourself a good smudge. Use Palo Santo, sage, or any incense and cleanse each crystal and your body. This will help shift your energy in the direction you need it to go.


July 9th: Full Moon in Capricorn

devote yourself to your goals

The Full Moon brings us into the earth realm of Capricorn. Depending on the time zones, some people will experience the Full moon on Saturday, and some on Sunday, so always consult your own moon app in your specific time zone.

If there was ever a Full Moon to work with career and money magick it is the Full moon in Capricorn. Capricorn energy is stable and abundant and knows how to achieve. The card pulled for the Full Moon is Devotion. Devotion is key to creating success. Committing to your goals and committing to your worth will show the universe you are ready to receive your abundance. If there is fear and resistance, ask yourself how you are self sabotaging your success. Capricorn will give you a no non-sense answer. Capricorn is practical and knows what it wants and won't let fear stand in the way. Use the energy to push forward and activate your crystal grid! (There will be a ceremony all about this, don't worry!) Make sure you have all your crystals needed for the your grid by this time and that they are all cleansed and ready to go!


July 16th: Last Quarter in Aries

offer & inspire gratitude

The Last Quarter moon leaves us in the fire realm of Aries. Aries is an interesting energy in the waning moon. We can literally burn off residual energy by creating heat in our body... detox yoga, a good sweat session, or relaxing in the sauna are a few ideas to try.

However, the card pulled for this phase the the Harvest Moon reminding us to have gratitude for the blessings we already have. Instead of releasing negativity or unwanted energy at the end of this cycle, release gratitude instead. Let Aries inspire you and go out of your way to show you are grateful. Write a thank you card to someone who was really helpful and supportive this cycle. Make a list of blessings and burn them in a fire and bury the ashes in the earth. The earth will renew and transform this energy

offering heartfelt gratitude will keep you in the flow of abundance

Leave your crystal grid activated until the last day of this moon cycle (July 22nd). As a thank you to the crystals and the elements, choose one crystal from the grid and give it back to the earth. Anoint this crystal with your favorite perfume oil to invoke fire and place it out in nature somewhere as an offering to the land, or leave it somewhere someone else can find it. They will find your crystal and see it as a gift or sign, thus abundance, joy, and gratitude will continue to grow and cause a ripple effect.

We hope you enjoyed this reading and hope you practice these offerings this cycle! we would love to hear your story as your journey unfolds this Blessing Moon cycle!


Don't forget to choose the crystals you want to use for your crystal grid for the Full Moon on July 9th! Cleanse them under the New Moon and try the Blessing Moon reading from the Spirit de la Lune guidebook!

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Blessing Moon Heart Opening Asana

Happy Full Moon beauties!

Today we bring you a movement ceremony to soften and open your heart chakra so you can cultivate contentment and receive the blessings that are already all around you. If you can, practice this asana under the Full moon's light tonight and with a Moon Sistar! My beautiful soul sistar and yoga teacher Hannah helped me with this video, my heart is full of gratitude!

There is a lot of back bending and heart opening in this flow, so listen to your body and do what feels good!

Before you begin...

I find setting an intention before you begin to move on the mat brings more meditation, focus, and sacredness to your practice. Feel free to draw a card from Spirit de la Lune and explore that word while you are moving and breathing, or try the Blessing Moon spread from the guidebook!

Mudras

Mudras are sacred gestures that help us activate different energies in the body and prana, the life force energy, within and all around us. Here are a couple of Hand Mudras you can try during your movement ceremony or while meditating under the Full Moon .

Mudra of the Earth

Touch the tip of your ring finger to the tip of  your thumb for the Mudra of the Earth or Privthi Mudra. This gesture stimulates and grounds your Root chakra  to increase stillness and contentment within your body. Let your heart soften with love and appreciation for all your body does for you.

Mudra of the Sun

You can also adjust this mudra by pressing your ring finger into your palm with your thumb. Your ring finger should be pressing into the thumb with the tip of your ring finger resting on the mount of Venus. This is the Surya Mudra, or Mudra of the Sun and increases the fire, or agni, within you. If you need to increase your energy and vitality try this mudra with your right hand and hold a citrine crystal in your left. Chant affirmations of mantras, or take 10 deep breaths and see how you feel afterward!

Lotus Mudra

This is a beautiful heart opening mudra to practice and cultivate gratitude and receiving love and blessings gracefully. At heart center, bring the bottom of your palms together touching your pinkies together and your thumbs together, almost as if your are creating a bowl with your hands. Stretch out and expand your open fingers, creating the lotus blossom in bloom. Imagine beautiful moonlight cascading into this vessel and pouring into your heart. You can hold crystals in this gesture or hold a bowl of moon water and bless it with your heart and the moon before you drink it. If you do hold a bowl, drink from it while your hands are still in this gesture.


Savasana Variations

Here are also a couple of variations for savasana for you to try as you end your practice. Feel free to place crystals all over your body and especially around you heart as you lay in these poses soaking in the movement you just did. Lay out under the moonlight, or imagine the beautiful Full Moon right above you restoring and healing your body with her gentle, soothing light. 

Legs up the Tree (or Wall) Pose

This is a such a rejuvenating and restoring pose for savasana. It is a gentle inversion bringing more blood and circulation to your heart. If your hamstrings are tight, feel free to bend your legs a little keeping your feet on the wall or tree. You can deepen the back bend by placing a blanket under your hips, but that is completely optional. Listen to your intuition and follow your body's rhythms. (Click the images to enlarge them).

If you are outside using a tree, feel the energy of the tree commune and merge with yours. Feel the energy rising from the roots  of the tree and from Mother Earth moving into you. Your body becomes an extension of that tree, as if you are another root in the tree's system. Feel the energy rising from Mother Earth into your body and send it back to the tree. You are both giving and receiving each other's love. This is a beautiful grounding practice to try under the The Full Moon in earthy Capricorn!

Supta Baddha Konasana

This is another restoring pose that opens the hips and calms the nervous system. You may want to put blankets under your knees for more support or even use pillows and blocks so you are reclining and not completely on the ground. Again, listen to your body and do what feels good. (Click the images to enlarge them).

In this pose you can visualize your are floating in the ocean, your body supported by the gentle waves, as the Sun is setting and the Full Moon is rising. Her reflection in the water shimmers and charges the water with moondust. The moondust washes over you with each breath and each ebb and flow of the soothing, rhythmic waves. You become lighter and lighter, feeling as those you are floating to the moon, letting any tensions, doubts, or worries, sink down onto the ocean floor.

You are free. You are blissful. You are content. Namaste, moon Tribe.


We hope you enjoy this Full Moon Asana and please let us know if you try it! Tag us with #spiritdelalune or #tunetothemoon with your full moon readings or your favorite yoga pose from the asana! 

What are the blessings in your life right now?