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2018 Solar Eclipse Moon Cycle Energy reading

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 Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune
New Moon Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune

New Moon in Leo 8/11/2018

New Moon in Leo Spirit de la Lune

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!

Spirit de la Lune New Moon Reading

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.

First Quarter Moon | New Moon Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune

Harvest moon in Pisces 8/26/18

Full Moon | New Moon Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune

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.

Full Moon | New Moon Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune

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.

Full Harvest Full | New Moon Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune

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!

Last Quarter | New Moon Energy Reading | Spirit de la Lune

Tune to the Moon Planner Giveaway Winner will be announced 8/11/18!

We are currently in the process of planning and designing our 2019 planner... There is still time to take our quick survey and enter to win!

We would love your input for the new planners and have created an easy way for you to help us out AND enter to win our giveaway! 

You will be entered to win the 2019 Tune to the Moon Planner, Spirit de la Lune oracle deck, and 2019 Wall calendar! As well as the Eclipse Print featured on this blog by Rachael, The Lunar Flow Ebook by Marissa, and Lunar Goddess Bath Soak and Lunar Goddess Oil by Jessica 

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2017 Harvest Moon Cycle Energy Report

Happy Total Solar Eclipse in Leo!

The total solar eclipse initiates the Harvest Moon Cycle. This cycle is all about finding the moments of gratitude and awe in our lives. With the retrogrades and the intense, chaotic energies at play right now, it can be hard to find those fleeting moments.

But the Solar Eclipse is shining light on all our heaviness so we can choose to transmute these heavy energies into something else. Something supportive, something light, and something new. The retrogrades (Uranus, Mercury, and Chiron the Wounded Healer) are bringing the collective burdens of humanity to the surface, so we can do our part to shed some light and awaken peace.

It feels like a lot to take in, I know. But the cards pulled for this cycle bring all the elements to the forefront (fire, earth, water, and air) showing balance is possible. We are also approaching the equinox which brings in balance and alignment as well. We have universal and elemental support to do our work!

We will stay grounded, centered and strong if we keep gratitude the main priority this cycle.

Grab a cup of tea and continue reading about the Harvest Moon cycle!


Monday, Aug 21st is the Total Solar eclipse in Leo (and possibly Virgo depending on your time zone)...

There is an intensity that is palpable now. The sun (collective ego) is in alignment with the New Moon (the collective subconscious emotions, fears, and desires) and creating a portal on the earth across the United States. Most places around the world will see the eclipse partially, but the energy is still infusing the earth. The card pulled for this eclipse is Courage... Telling us we have a choice. We can choose courage. We can choose to stand up collectively as humans and own our shit. Take a stand, take responsibility, and do our part to work together. It takes courage to see the best in ourselves and know that we can do better and be better. The more we find the courage to do our part for humanity within our own communities, the stronger we will be together. This will look and feel different for everyone, so take some time to really evaluate what you can do for yuourself and others right now.


The First Quarter moon is Tuesday, August 29th in Sagittarius, the Explorer.

The optimism of the Archer can lift our spirits and affirm the courageous actions we are taking. Interestingly enough, the card pulled is Boundaries. How can you push your boundaries a little further? How can you find that edge if discomfort and embrace it? This is the only way towards growth and finding new pathways. They are called growing pains for a reason? It takes friction to create a spark, which can lead to a blazing fire. What is the friction you need to create that spark in you? Allow the explorer within you guide you on this adventure.


The Full Moon in Pisces is the Harvest Moon, on Wednesday, September 6th

so expect emotions to rise like the sea at high tide.

The Pisces energy will open you to new levels of compassion, empathy, and your intuition will be buzzing. You will most likely have a new perspective of humanity and your part in this interconnected web of life. The card pulled is Cancer the Nurturer. Tend to your emotional body right now. Nurture these new gifts you are coming into. Tend to your Third-eye chakra and it will open in amazing ways. Find the gratitude and awe you have for humanity and the Earth. We need to remember and tend to these currents  so they can keep flowing through our lives and the collective. You may feel not only your emotions, the emotions of the collective on your shoulders. Do not let them become a burden. Know you are not alone and with each act of compassion, love, and kindness, the collective will soften.


The last Quarter Moon falls in airy Gemini on Wednesday, September 13th.

 

You may feel your thoughts are more scattered and you may be tapping into the collective thoughts and patterns that keep you distracted and  unfocused. The card pulled is Refine. In order to refine anything, one needs more clarity and focus. You need to hush your ego right now and tune in to your higher self. The part of you that keeps you centered and focused on your true path. Ground yourself and remember your purpose and passion. Reflect on this cycle and find those moments of absolute clarity. How can you refine your actions and thoughts so they can align with your path? Reflect and get ultra clear for the next moon cycle and the next new moon.


Throughout this moon cycle, keep a gratitude journal and write your blessings and gratitudes daily. This will invoke the energy of awe, beauty, and peace. It will also change they way you see the world and humanity.

During the time of the Solar Eclipse, set out your crystals and tarot and oracle decks, for some powerful charging and cleansing. Between 8:30 am and 3pm (pacific standard time) is when the journey of the solar eclipse unfolds. Remeber not to stare at it directly!

 

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Lunar Blessings | Spirit de la Lune

New Moon Energy Report: 2016 Harvest Moon Cycle

September is going to be a month of rapid change and deep transition

New Moon In Virgo Energy Report with Spirit de la Lune
Solar Eclipse | Spirit de la lune

It may feel a bit like a roller coaster ride, with twists and turns and ups and downs around every corner. The bumps may shake you to your core, while the twists and turns will ask you to shift your perspective into something new.

This wild ride is preparing you for some huge changes up ahead! Greater self awareness is there for you to step into.

New chapters are beginning, but first old chapters must come to a close.

 
Virgo New Moon Eclipse Reading With Spirit de la Lune
 

Many of the planetary shifts this month take place in the constellation of Virgo, The Healer.

Virgo gives us a soft place to land, while really asking us to redefine our priorities. It's time to find order, and make way for the waves of changes up ahead.

In the month of September, we will experience the North Node, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, The Sun, and The Moon in Virgo!

You can count on changes to occur on a spiritual, mental and even physical level with such a strong and powerful earth sign guiding us through the month.

Try to keep your feet on the ground and your head out of the clouds this month. While it's easy to retreat to our daydreams, it is very important to stay grounded and aware of your current realities and the shifts that are taking place at this time.

Ignorance can't be bliss this month. Old patterns and habits are coming to the surface to be analyzed, treated and healed. This is the month to get it right.

So grab your coffee..

and lets' Tune to The moon as we navigate through the intense energies of this New Moon Eclipse in Virgo

New Moon Energy Reading With Spirit de la Lune

September kicks off with a pretty intense New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo on the first of September, while Mercury went retrograde on the 30th of August.

Solar Eclipses are gateways and thresholds for us to cross. They hold exciting yet intense energies and opportunities. What is on the other side of this threshold for you? Who or what is it that you are wanting to become?

Radical changes are coming our way, and this Eclipse will ignite it! You are likely going to feel pulled in many directions, knowing that there are exciting things on the horizon. Remember, you must be patient in starting anything new while we are experiencing Mercury Retrograde.

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When Mercury is Retrograde we tend to experience some set backs, obstacles, and challenges. Mercury rules communication, travel, and commerce.

Electronics, computers and other gadgets are often affected during this time.

It's important to hold off on making big decisions, purchases or signing contracts. Keep in mind that conflicts and miscommunications may arise, so practice patience and compassion!

Instead of fighting the energy of Mercury in Retrograde, just try to ride the current!

You can use Mercury Retrograde energy to your advantage!

• Instead of starting a new project or venture, take some time to rethink and refine your work! New information may come to light for you. It's important to listen for the messages that reveal themselves to you during this time.
•Now is a great time for self introspection. Take out your journal, reflect on the past, dream about the future. Set some intentions.
•Set your meditation routine in stone. Connect to your higher self. Make time to clear the pathways of your own personal communication to source.

The card pulled for this phase is the Waning Crescent: Transform.

Even though this New Moon energy may seem out of control right now, you are still a powerful creator. Utilize this energy for your personal growth and transformation.

The New Moon eclipse energy has us feeling in a pupa stage. You maybe feeling on the brink of transformation and ready to spread your wings, but don't miss this vital step!

Transformation takes place in darkness. In the womb, a cocoon, or buried in the earth. If you are experiencing a period of darkness right now, remember that you too are in transition. Honor this time and be gentle with yourself.

First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius

September 2016 Energy Astrology reading with Spirit de la lune

The Firs Quarter Moon occurs on September 9th in Sagittarius. The energy is beginning to rise once again and you may be feeling anxious for direction and action while the moon is in the fiery sign of Sagittarius.

Big plans may be on your mind, and your goals may be feeling a bit more tangible at this time. But it's still not the best time to initiate anything too extreme right now. Instead, take a look at what you can do within your means.

Maybe there is a detail you've missed, or the need to go back over your initial plans. Don't be afraid to go back to the drawing board. There may be something you are overlooking.

The Card Pulled for this phase is the Waxing Crescent: Create

We are constant creators of our own reality. Everything that we do in the present, becomes a part of our future. What is that you are currently creating for your future?

There are many steps to this creative process! Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking, and the emotions you are feeling. If you are unsure what you want to create next, make a vision board, set up a new altar, let your inspiration guide you.

Try scribbling in your journal, or even free-writing. Open up those creative channels!

 

Full Harvest Moon And

Lunar Eclipse In Pisces

Full Moon Energy Reading with Spirit de la Lune

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs on the 16th of September in Pisces and a bit of Aries.

Lunar Eclipses amp up the energy, and present us the lessons that we need for the next evolutionary steps in our consciousness. This is a powerful time for revelations, awakenings, and inspiration.

The energy may really get intense during this time of the month. There is a great shift taking place on the Mother Earth right now. Not only are the seasons changing, but many vibrational shifts are taking place as well.

This Full Moon is likely to cause some erratic or even confusing behavior from others. The Eclipse energy will have people wanting clarity and closure, while we are still dealing with the miscommunications that Mercury's Retrograde can bring.

Try to be adaptable and fluid during this Full Moon. Take a page out of the Pisces book and be flexible and versatile.

This Full Moon is also known as the Harvest Moon; a turning point in the wheel of the year. The days begin to get shorter, and the nights grow cold shortly after this Full Moon.

This full moon marks the time of the Harvest.

Spirit de la Lune Full Moon Reading

As the seasons change, so do we.

The seasons are turning to a more serious note. School is back in session, and the Earth and all her creatures are preparing for the fall. September has brought us back to earth in a very real way.

Before we prepare for the harshness of winter, it is time to celebrate the summer season on the Harvest Moon.

Check back on the 15th of September for this month's Lunar Ceremony in celebration of the Harvest Moon.

Be sure to pull the Harvest Moon Spread from the guidebook, and charge your deck in the moonlight.

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Full moon energy reading | Spirit de la Lune

The card pulled for this phase is The Rebirth card.

The Full Moon Eclipse really will prove to be a form of rebirth for all of us.

The Blood Moon reminds us to accept the darkness around us as part of our inner growth and transformation.

Surrender to what is right now. Reflect on past lessons at this time. Journal and reflect on all that has taken place since the New Moon.

Be open to new opportunities, and say yes to change. Step into the unknown, embrace the darkness, and step into your rebirth.

Last quarter moon in Cancer

Energy Report 20016 September with Spirit de la Lune

The Last Quarter Moon Occurs on the 23 of September in both Cancer and Gemini.

Many of the adjustments and changes you've been through will begin to make sense to you, especially as Mercury goes direct on the 22nd of September.

This is also the Fall equinox, and the Sun's entrance into Libra. Symbolized by the scales of balance, we are sure to experience a few moments of peace and rejuvenation towards the end of September.

While the days are still growing shorter, the energy is going to begin to feel lighter, and more uplifting as we enter the months of Fall.

This energy gives you a chance to get back on track and find your footing once again. You will feel a bit of a "green light" energy towards the end of the month. Feeling like all those projects and ideas you've been waiting on are now a go!

The card pulled for this phase is the Waxing Crescent:  Envision

As the moon begins to wane back to the New Moon, your third eye will be more open. You are more in tune with your intuition. Utilize this energy, to bring your visions and intentions into physical manifestation.

Visualize your dreams unfolding. You've likely been holding this vision for quite some time and it's finally time to begin to takes the steps to manifest it.

Trust in yourself and the universe that the next steps will unfold perfectly.

 

Happy New Moon!

Remember to cleanse your deck & set your intentions.

 

How do you want this next cycle to unfold? Share your New Moon intentions with us in the comments!

We are hopeful for positive change and graceful transition this month! We have submitted our final designs to our new printer, and have seen the proofs of our second edition!

It feels like it's been such a long wait, and we appreciate your patience and support! We are hoping to have a release date for the deck very soon! 

Lunar Blessings