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2017 Crone Moon Cycle Energy Report

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.

First Quarter in Aquarius 2017

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.

Last Quarter in Leo 2017

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?

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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!
 

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Quarter Moon + Astro Transit Report!

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For this lunar report the moon begins her journey in the optimistic and exploring sign of Sagittarius but then quickly becomes challenged by Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, and Uranus.

Moon in Sagittarius gives us all a friendly composition. We want to reach out to others, we are full of ideas, and we are ready to explore and start the week strong! We can still do this, however, there are a few things that we need to be aware of:

Mood Killer- Moon Conjunct Saturn- August 28th

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On the 28th the Moon meets with Saturn which can feel like a little bit of a "Debbie Downer". This transit sobers our minds and feelings... something that dampens the spirit of moon's original move through light-hearted Sagittarius. For some, we can feel depressed or alone even in a room full of happy people that we love... something just doesn't feel right. Those feelings are valid and very real but also temporary and brought on by the moon's struggle with serious minded Saturn. This is the best day of self-care or laying low- staying focused on what you need to do while making frequent breaks to feed your spirit and give to yourself in ways that surround you in a bubble of positivity. Journaling is also a wonderful way to channel these feelings that may come up constructively.

I suggest that you work with this energy by focusing on what needs your attention most now especially if that means work, school work (as some are starting classes now!), or being serious about long-term goals and making moves on them.

Power Shift! Pluto Empowers Our Feelings- Pluto Conjunct Moon- September 1st

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Quickly after that, the moon conjoins with Pluto (the planet of transformation) which funnels our focused & serious minds to open to the idea of powerful changes & transformation!

When moon met with Saturn a few days before the universe tested us through our feelings to be realistic about our current state in life and now here on the first we are being tested again through our feelings to reevaluate what we have seen and learned and make a positive change based upon that. This can be as simple as shifting the way that you normally perceive things, having an honest and heartfelt conversation, or connecting with someone on a deeper level. The sky is the limit with this and you won't need too much cosmic redirection to find yourself exactly where you need to be the moment you need to be there.

Power Shift! Pluto Empowers Our Feelings- Pluto Conjunct Moon- September 1st

Quickly after that, the moon conjoins with Pluto (the planet of transformation) which funnels our focused & serious minds to open to the idea of powerful changes & transformation! When moon met with Saturn a few days before the universe tested us through our feelings to be realistic about our current state in life and now here on the first we are being tested again through our feelings to reevaluate what we have seen and learned and make a positive change based upon that. This can be as simple as shifting the way that you normally perceive things, having an honest and heartfelt conversation, or connecting with someone on a deeper level. The sky is the limit with this and you won't need too much cosmic redirection to find yourself exactly where you need to be the moment you need to be there.

Doing the Shuffle with Mercury's Influence- Mercury enters Leo- August 31st

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Mercury is still currently retrograde and just recently entered into the sign of Leo on the 31st. This has a lot of us taking steps backward in order to later make moves forward so we're finding ourselves doing an earth dance- shuffling from side to side all while re-evaluating, restructuring and rebuilding – all for our highest and greatest good! If you work with this energy you'll benefit from it but if you work against it you'll feel frustrated and annoyed by all the delays but really what they're doing is slowing you down to build a stronger foundation before you can charge ahead towards the future! Mercury's move into Leo makes you verbally want to shine bright like a diamond! We are allowed (and even encouraged!) to be expressive, dramatic, and over the top with our ideas and expressions! Leo vibes want you to stand out and make an impression to allow others to see your light and al that you have to offer! There is nothing wrong with standing out from the pack, even the shyest moonchildren benefit from a little cosmic stardusting of well-deserved attention!

Rockets Firing- Mars trine Uranus- September 2nd

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On the 2nd, Mars trines Uranus the planet of innovation, surprise, and independence. Energy will be exceptionally high this day but you will want to steer clear of impulsive or forceful action which will be hard to do as Mars rules drive and the push needed to power through most obstacles.

Remember, Mercury is still retrograde and we don't want to make important decisions during this time, however, Mars connecting with Uranus makes it difficult to resist. Shortly after on the 3rd, Mars and Mercury conjoin and again this is a day of making plans, striving to move forward, and action! The best way to channel this energy is by using your brilliant mind to visualize and conceptualize the ultimate vision of what it is you want to manifest in your life, to talk about plans and brainstorm with others, and to keep an open mind for brilliant ideas to pop in and out as Uranus still has a strong influence on us during this time.

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby- Sun Opposes Neptune- September 4th

One day to be wary of is the 4th where the sun is fighting with Neptune- the planet of illusion and deception.

This makes us hazy, foggy, and unfocused and with this I also feel the need to warn people of food poisoning or side effects from medications or drugs.

This is not a day to start new prescriptions, try new diets, or make long-term decisions.

Virgo Vibes! Mars Moves Into Virgo, Mercury Goes Direct- September 5th

On the 5th, Mars (the action planet) moves into sign of Virgo and Mercury finally goes direct! Mercury naturally rules Virgo so Virgo energy is at an all time high! This is an excellent week to focus on your productivity, getting organized, and making changes to become your highest and best self as Virgo rules perfection!

These planets do not expect you to be perfect but they do want you to strive to implement the things that will make you most efficient and will make you feel the best that you possibly can feel so that you can be of service to others. This means making healthier lifestyle changes, pruning out things that are clogging your growth, or simply taking some time out to organize or clean! A fresh space helps the mind feel free and less stressed out!

Dream a Little Dream!- Full Moon in Pisces- September 6th

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On the 6th we have the full moon in Pisces which lights the sky up with an ethereal glow! You'll definitely want to check to see where Pisces rules in your chart because this is where you will see  cosmic shifting! Pisces asks you to be idealistic and for this full moon Mercury contacts Uranus and say, "Think big! Think outside of the box! Don't hold yourself back"!

Use your imagination when setting intentions and realize that anything is possible and can happen... especially with Uranus here holding surprises for you in his hands!


About Jessica

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Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife

 

Quarter Moon + Astro Transit Report!

Cosmic Chaos- Global and Govenmental Shifts!

"It's all about find the CALM in the chaos!"- Donna Karen

"It's all about find the CALM in the chaos!"- Donna Karen

We start this Lunar report with most of the planets in a tailspin!

Mercury just recently went retrograde, Uranus also is retrograde, Neptune, Saturn, and Pluto have been retrograde for a while.

We can witness the energy of the turned around planets easily by just clicking on the news and watching the global chaos spark outrage and tension. Also, issues of the past rise up to the surface in present day time pushing for resolution, balance, and equality. This is what happens when you have Jupiter in balance and equaliy loving Libra, Saturn in Sagittarius highlighting people and cultures globally along with acceptance and education, Pluto in Capricorn creation transformation of the 'old ways' and goverment, and Uranus in Aries leading the fire for innovation and change!

In our personal lives we are being comforted and protected and have little to worry about – stay in space of love and light, remain flexible and open and you'll be just fine!

Mercury Retrograde- Gift in Disguise?

Even Mercury retrograde in the sign of Virgo (the sign that it rules!) can act as a blessing! This is because for the last few months the the majority of us have been required to make some heavy decisions based upon what is for our highest and greatest good. At the time you make the decisions based upon what you envision for your future and what you think will be best but as you grow in the upcoming months you'll see that you may need to revisit past recent decisions and make some changes. Mercury retrograde gives you that opportunity!

You have until Sept 5th to capitalize on this energy- when Mercury turns direct again.

Luna Thrives- Solar Eclipse in Leo, Among other Beautiful Things!

Also working on all our behalves is the moon falling comfortably within the sign of Taurus! The planets pick favorites and choose sides and moon simply adores the energy of Taurus and she thrills as she saunters her way through the sign! The last few weeks she (the moon!) has been the center of our attention as she has been the lead player in the recent passing Full Moon eclipse and she will also be an important piece of the upcoming solar eclipse in the sign of leo!

With this combination a few important words come to me- decadence, self love, and especially 'recognition'- a word that has held special meaning for all of us for the past couple of months!

Why? Well, because Leo rules extravagance! It is a sign that knows that it worthy of beautiful experiences, people, and things. This solar eclipse connects you back to your VALUE and also the things & people you value. Surround yourself in all that makes you radiant! Remove from your aura and space anything that dims or threatens your shine!

This eclipse also brings in the vibration of creation! This is perfect for those with small businesses, artists, or those who have children or want to focus on adding to their families. With this new moon solar eclipse you have the opportunity to capitalize on this energy and build even further!

Of course, Mercury being retrograde warns you not to rush or dive into commitments without double- no, TRIPLE- checking details first AND Uranus' current switch to retrograde motion is notorious for shocking revelations and surprising twists and turns in life! These are the things that make life interesting and fun... again, only if you remember to remain flexible, open... and a good sense of humor doesn't hurt!

Important Dates:

  • 12th: Mercury is retrograde- be aware of miscommunications, label your items with your name on them in case they go missing, back your phone up, and triple check details of you absolutely must sign agreements or important documents!
  • 13th- Sun trine Saturn- excellent day for planning/visualizing the future! Also wonderful for health check ups, meetings & discussions, organizing, and restructuring plans!
  • 15th- Venus Opposes Pluto- control issues can surface in relationships of ALL kinds. Problems can surface with partners, easily.
  • 16th- Venus square Saturn- relationships tested even further! Commitments feel heavy or relationship burdens/woes are highlighted.
  • 21st- Solar Eclipse in Leo! Set your intentions and remember the keywords- recognition, self love/value, and decadence!

About Jessica

Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife

 

Quarter Moon + Astro Transit Update!

Deep, Dark, & Brooding- Moon's Move through Scorpio!

We start our bi weekly lunar report with the moon currently in the sign of Scorpio. Here she is brooding, feeling dark, and probing for information and to understand the depths of all that is around her. Relationships, life purpose, work and ways to give back to society, sex and intimacy, as well as self-reflection and growth are all areas that I see bubbling to the surface!

The lunar pull make emotions intense and the need to dive deep is strong and something we can't ignore or suppress.

For some, this is a welcomed feeling- especially if you are using this energy to connect deeply with others or your own healing. For others, you can feel downright exhausted, sensitive, or guarded because you are not open or willing to walk across coals and fire this hot.

Both feelings are okay and I recommend that each of us take every day one step at a time, reminding ourselves that every transit- both good or bad- is never permanent and always changing things for the better!

Energy Lifts- Sagittarius Vibes!


Next, in the first week of August the vibe will lighten as the moon moves into the sign of light and airy Sagittarius!

We feel the energy of expansion & exploration all because we were forced to examine our relationships and selves when the moon was moving through Scorpio!
What was revealed to us during that time now enlightens us and lifts us as we move forward!

You want to think outside of the box, have fun, think BIG, and plan idealistically towards your future... especially as we're moving into eclipse season this month!
Your vision now will help you to build the foundation of what you can create and manifest for the future! For this, we welcome with open arms these transits happening globally!

Dare to Be Different- Uranus goes Retrograde!

 

On the 2nd of August, Uranus will go retrograde until early next year (yes, 2018!). This planet rules innovation and surprise so with this our whole way of doing things can change in a flash! Our belief systems may be tested, our normal routines are forced to change, our relationship dynamics switch! It all depends where Uranus falls within your chart but either way you'll be nudged to be open minded and flexible as routine pieces of life you've grown to expect are stripped or blown away. Again, stay flexible and open and you have nothing to worry about!

Total Eclipse in Aquarius!

On the 7th, we have a huge eclipse in the sign of Aquarius... who just happens to be ruled by Uranus! This full moon is supported well by Jupiter (the planet of blessings and gifts!) and Mars (the action planet!) so this is another moon to welcome with arms wide open!

This moon brings change, transformation, and works to further reveal any areas that need to be refreshed or switched up! Also, I see so many focusing less on themselves and more on the external world and their role and connection to the "One" and consciousness. The feeling of "we are all connected" comes to mind with this full moon!

The Chance to Return... Mercury Retrograde

Don't worry or stress too heavily about changes or shake-ups that happen during this time! Remember, there are no such thing as mistakes and if you ever feel the need to "redo" or go back to something that you wish you would have done differently or had a second chance at you will have the opportunity to when Mercury goes retrograde the 12th until September 5th. This gives us all a chance to go back to square one and revisit any areas that need additional attention, time, or focus! I always say that Mercury retrograde's reputation is worse than its bite and there is opportunity in all phases of the moon and each transit no matter how much social media wants to make them seem much scarier than they actually are!  If you work with the energy of the planets they will in turn work for you!


About Jessica

Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife

Quarter Moon + Astrology Transit Update

Introducing Quarter Moon Astrology blog posts!

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We are so excited to introduce Jessica of Behati Life as our new #tunetothemoon Astrologer over here at the Spirit de la Lune Moon blog!

She will be writing biweekly Quarter Moon reports so you can keep tuning to the moon all moonth long! We have some awesome things planned for the future we are excited to share more soon!

 

 

Moon Under Attack

For this quarter moon update the moon falls within the sign of Aries. Aries is the sign of the initiator, the go-getter, and self-starter but at the moment the moon feels completely under the attack of Pluto (the planet a transformation and death), Mars (the planet of personal motivation, drive, and war) Uranus (the planet of unexpected developments and surprise), and even Jupiter (the planet of abundance)! That is a lot for one tiny moon to feel!

With Jupiter (the planet of abundance and blessing) there is a need to "go big or go home "as Jupiter wants to expand all that he touches while the moon brings our emotions in to focus. Things that are hard to suppress and hold back during this time can ripple and explode under transits like this! Moon fighting with Uranus (the planet of surprise and unexpected developments) shows me that things can easily pop off when we least expect it... especially with Pluto squeezing toxins and tension up that have been lying dormant below!

Mars and Sun together square both the Moon and Uranus making our actions forceful, intense, and in some ways even painful. Some of the action that we are required to do this week comes from a wounded place- the spot within us that still needs healing- and with this last quarter moon we need to be focusing on releasing negativity and anything else that the universe is requiring us to let go of... even if that means emotionally spilling the beans.

Release, Rebuild, Reflect!

During this time until the new moon on the 23rd we need to focus on removing situations that block us from being our true selves, from reaching our maximum potential, and from experiencing the blessings and abundance that the universe/higher power has reserved for us. Sometimes that means having to make bold action and moves even if it's uncomfortable at first in order to see the change that we have been needing to make the wave that will push us back to shore!

 

Neptune Clouds Venus

In the week that follows starting on the 17th we need to be aware of the fact that Venus (the planet that rules love, beauty, & values) will be squaring Neptune (the planet that rules illusion and deception). 

This clouds our ability to make smart decisions in love and to see things clearly.

We have the intention to move from our hearts but so much is hidden behind a sparling veil and our ability to think straight suffers. We may lead others on or make decisions that we will later on regret. We don't intend to it's just the Venus square Neptune influence. Also, you can easily fall victim to this aspect.

July's Golden Day- July 19th!

Luckily for us on the 19th we have the planet Mercury (ruling communication and thoughts) being supported by Saturn (the planet of security, structure, and commitment) which helps to steady the energy of Venus squaring Neptune. However, I still want us to be mindful of not allowing our emotions and fantasy to sweep us off our feet if later on it's going to disappoint us or others because we promised too much too soon or made decisions that are not based out of love. This is an awesome day to have conversations of ALL kinds, have an interview, or make important agreements!

Leo's Light Lights Our Lives!

Mars and the sun move into the sign of Leo on the 20th and the 22nd which will begin to help the energy of the following weeks to increase in a positive way! 

This is because Mars (the planet of action, determination, but also war) moves out of the grip of the larger planets that have been straining and irritating him! Think of someone who feels bullied and provoked by their community that it makes them want to fight... *that* is how Mars has been feeling lately but by moving into Leo he can stretch his arms and do what he does best- act on his passion (the sign of Leo is highly passionate!) and expression!

Creative projects excel during this time, dating and love lives should improve, and I see people stepping up into leadership roles and letting their lights shine! A day after that is the new moon and it's time to brush the dust off of our shoulders and begin to welcome the adventure of all that lies ahead!"


About Jessica

Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife

Aries: Gems for the Inspirer

Welcome to the first post of the Zodiac Gems series! In this monthly series we will explore crystal companions for your Sun or Moon sign. If you do not know your Moon sign you can find out here, just be sure to know your time of birth! That is very important because the Moon shifts so quickly from one sign to the next! If you have  moon app (We love Deluxe Moon) you can go back all the way to your birthday and see what Moon sign and the Moon phase you were born under!

Sun vs. Moon Sign?

In astrology the central sign is our Sun Sign. All the planets revolve around the Sun, so this is the most influencing sign in the birth chart - that is why almost everyone knows their sun sign by heart. The Sun shines light, it is active, it influences and affects its surroundings, so the Sun sign is the outward expression of our lives. It is what we show people. The more aligned we are to our Sun sign and are actively pursuing our gifts and natural talents, the more we will truly shine and inspire others! Our Sun signs illuminate our path and destiny.

The Moon sign is equally important and is less known. The Moon is the closes celestial being to the planet and affects all the waters of Gaia. We are made of 50-75% water, much like the ocean, so the Moon controls our inner tides as well. Water is linked to the emotional realm, so our Moon sign reveals how we express and internalize our emotions - what feels safe for us, how we express our emotions to others and ourselves, and where we go to hide when life gets a little rough. The Moon reflects light, so our Moon sign shows us how we integrate and reflect upon the energies that move through us daily. The Moon sign is our inner-world and the Sun sign is our outer-world. Both are needed and equal to live as a full-dimensional being. 

Let's begin with Aries! 

"Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and initiates the Spring season. The ram is ruled by Mars and this fiery sign inspires and ignites life all around them."
Spirit de la Lune Guidebook

It takes fire to burn away debris and blaze a new path. That is the powerful energy Aries carries with them. Aries-born are courageous, daring, energizing, and inspiring! They are not afraid to butt heads when needed or when their ego gets in the way. 

If Aries is your...

Sun sign: An Aries Sun is always on the go. They have 10 projects going at once and luckily with their willpower they will complete them all if it is the last thing they do! They are naturally motivated individuals and make wonderful entrepreneurs forging new paths. Since Aries is the first sign, it is related to the infancy years of development, so they are very concerned about themselves and their immediate surroundings - they may forget to collaborate and work with others simply because they naturally want to do everything themselves!  

Moon sign: An Aries Moon is impulsive, creative, and enthusiastic. It is hard for an Aries Moon to hide their emotions - everything is always out on the table! There is a genuine honesty and sincerity with an Aries Moon. There are no hidden agendas, just pure in-the-moment emotion. There is an endearing innocence about them. The inner-child really comes out to play in an Aries Moon, but can also be prone to tantrums, selfishness, and become volatile if something is not going their way! Luckily they burn through these emotions quickly, holding no grudges, and move on in the blink-of-an-eye! 

Crystal Companions for Aries

Aries energy resonates with the first three chakras: Root, Sacral, and Solar because those are closely linked to the body and the natural primal instincts we have for surviving, creating, moving, and thriving - Aries feel most comfortable in these chakras! Working with the stones below can help Aries navigate the powerful energy always moving through them. Carry or wear these stones with you while the Moon is in Aries or anytime you need more energy, motivation, or courage!

Fire Opal: This gem blazes new paths and sparks joy and enthusiasm. A sense of adventure is awakened when you wear this stone.

Tiger's Eye: This stone activates courage and willpower - a perfect pick me up for when you are losing momentum or feeling disheartened.

Garnet: This gem really connects you to your physical body and vitality. Messages from your body will be more clear and you will be able to maintain your energy more consistently throughout the day.

Carnelian: This Sacral stone connects you to the powerful creative forces within. Inspiration, energy, and movement are bound to happen when you carry this stone with you. 

Hematite: In the Roman days, warriors would rub hematite on them to invoke Mars (the God and ruling planet of Aries) to protect them in battle. This is a very protective and grounding stone for Aries individuals.

Septarian: This stone is also known as the Dragon stone, and the energy of Dragons connects you to the passions of your heart and how you spread your warmth and fire through the land.

Brecciated Jasper: This grounding Root stone looks like lava or burning embers! This stone can help ignite your desires and help build a foundation for your soul desires to thrive!

Star cluster Aragonite: This gem is like a warm campfire. It can soothe anger and help dissolve resentment in your heart so your light can shine brighter! 

Gems to balance out Aries

Most Aries gems relate to the lower chakras, so think higher: Heart, Throat, Third-eye. Higher and lower have nothing to do with the power or quality of the chakras, just so you know. The Heart, Throat, and Third-eye chakras incorporate relations with others more than the lower chakras, which focus more on the self. Ocean colors, blue tones, and pastels will soothe and cool the fiery ram off:

Amethyst, Angelite, Aquamarine, Blue Lace Agate, Celestite, Larimar, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Ocean Jasper, Prehnite, Rose Quartz, Turquoise


We hope you enjoy this new series on the blog and next month we will focus on the energies of Taurus!

Stay tuned for a New Moon Energy reading with the Spirit de la Lune deck and the new Art Shop opening up on the New Moon April 7th!