2018 Blessing Moon Cycle Reading

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Happy New Moon, beauties!

We are entering the beautiful Blessing Moon cycle. A time to focus on your blessings, cultivating contentment, aligning back to your center, and enjoying the present moment. For this cycle, we thought it would be fun to share the Blessing Moon reading from the Spirit de la Lune guidebook! Feel free to try this reading with any of your other oracle and tarot decks! 

Grab a cup of tea and keep reading what the Blessing Moon has in store for us!

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The Blessing Moon Reading 

  1. Moon rise: What is rising in my life?

  2. Flow: How is the energy moving?

  3. Full Moon: What is being completed?

  4. Ebb: What is slowing down?

  5. Moon set: What am I making room for?

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The cards are predicting a fun, a little wild, and flowing moon cycle ahead!  The New Moon in Gemini can bring unexpected surprises and changes, but it is important to surrender and go with the flow. After the Full Moon will be a wonderful time to purge and cleanse yourself and your surroundings so you can get back into your creative groove. 

1. Moon rise: What is rising in your life?

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The New Moon in Gemini takes place Wednesday, 6/13/18 and is a Super Moon! The first card pulled for the reading! We won't be able to see  this moon, since she is aligned with the sun, but we will definitely feel the energy! Expect some surprising news. It is just like the Twins to do this! How you react to this news or change of course is key. When the Super Moon card is pulled it reminds us that life is unpredictable and that's what makes life a journey! All the elements are activated on a Super Moon, so tend to your elemental realms: Air (mental realm); Fire (spirit realm); Water (emotional realm); Earth (physical realm). Which realm is feeling more off, or more reactive today? Tend to your needs and pay attention to your loved ones too. They may need some support and help realigning and tuning in too.

2. Flow: How is the energy moving?

The news or developments that have arisen during the New Moon could still be integrating in your system and you may be feeling overwhelmed at this point. If something is out of your control, then surrendering to what is is your best option. The flow of energy will really depend on if you resist this change or not. You always have a choice. Emotions are high and allow them to flow out to fully surrender. When you are able to surrender you are able to flow with the currents of the present moment. And sometimes that is truly the best medicine.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift... that's why they call it present”

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3: Full Moon: What is being completed?

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Where have  you been putting your devotion? In a special project? A relationship? Maybe not so healthy habits? Whatever it may be, there will be a turning point soon. Maybe you have reached a deeper level in your relationship; or maybe with all this time and energy you have put into your creation, you can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. With the Full Moon in Capricorn on 6/28/18, utilize this ambitious Capricorn energy and sprint for the finish line. If you are not so happy with your progress, or your devotion has been lacking... make a vow on this Full Moon to yourself with how you will better use your time, energy, and willpower. A to-do list is Capricorn's best friend. You can charge it under the Full Moon to activate your willpower! Remember to do this for you and no else!

4: Ebb: What is slowing down?

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After the Full Moon, the momentum of the moon cycle begins to slow down and wane. The Sage Moon card is reminding us that this is the perfect time to reflect, cleanse and purge. Because we began with the all the elements activated during the New Super Moon, let's focus on all the elemental realms again. Get out your journal and pen: 

Air (mental realm): What patterns or beliefs are holding you back? How can you release them and create new affirmations or mantras to take their place?

Fire (spirit realm): Are you feeling connected to your purpose? If yes, how can you keep nourishing this connection? In no, what needs to change so you can reconnect?

Water (emotional realm): What emotions are weighing you down? Can you pinpoint the source of themes emotions and find forgiveness and compassion?

Earth (physical realm): How is your body feeling? Would a cleanse or detox benefit you right now? What needs to be cleansed in your surroundings?

Your answers and reflections may surprise you! Try to focus on the most pressing realm first and you will begin to feel more lighter and inspired!

5. What are you making room for?

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If you took the time to cleanse and reflect from the last card, you should be feeling more inspired by the next moon cycle approaching! Who doesn't want more room in their life for creativity, expression, and inspiration?! So follow your heart's whims and your imagination will guide you into the next moon cycle with more good vibes to create and manifest your desires. Get clear with hat you want and what you need to work on for yourself, put in the work, and your path will reveal itself! Maybe not in the way you would expect, but in a way that will compliment your energy and journey!

We hope you have enjoyed this reading and found it refreshing and inspiring! Happy New Moon everyone!

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Full Honey Moon Beeswax Candle Making Ritual

Happy Full Honey Moon! 

We know this is a bit early for our usual full moon post, but we wanted to be sure you had time to gather any supplies you may need for this Full Moon Ritual.

This Full Honey Moon takes place in the sunny and optimistic sign of Sagittarius. The Archer archetype helps us reach for our goals and lights the way towards expanded awareness.

The Honey Moon is an active, productive cycle and the last Full Moon of Spring here in the Norther Hemisphere. Bees are buzzing and life is churning all around. This is a time for abundance, production, and collaboration.

The Honey Moon asks us to stop and take notice if we are working too hard, or not enough! Do you need to collaborate with others in order to get what you need done? Or perhaps it's time to slow down and enjoy the sweetness life has to offer. Allow the bees to show you the path to fulfillment. Follow that magnetic pull towards your passions the same way the bees feel drawn to the flowers.

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Now is the time to pollinate and plant the seeds and needs of your soul. For tonight's Full Moon Ceremony we are not only doing some candle magic, we are making candles!

We are working with all four of the elements, patience and time, and Honey Bee medicine as we create this sacred tool.

It's a good idea to set an intention as you go about creating this candle! You can revisit your intention from the last New Moon, or create this candle for a specific intention.

Remember to give thanks to the Honey Bee and all of the life giving gifts they offer us. Aside from their sweet, healthy honey and purifying wax, Honey Bees account for 1/3 of the food here on earth! Bees are currently under threat and need us to take precautions in order to save them. For tonight's ceremony, please try to find beeswax from a local or organic source if possible and always try to find local organic sources! Here are more ways we can help.

Full Moon Beeswax Candle Making Ritual

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Beeswax candles are a wonderful substitute for the artificially scented candles that are currently on the market.

Their natural aroma is something you just can't beat or fake. The wax's color is naturally light yellow and turns to a deep honey yellow as it melts.

It's more than just the soothing scent and glow of a flickering beeswax candle that comforts us. These candles emit negative ions that  help boost our mood, increase levels of serotonin and gives us relief from stress.

Burning your candle right before bed can help improve your quality of sleep!

Negative ions also purify the air of mold spores, odors, dust and other particles in the air. They combat the Positive Ions that come from electrical appliances that are often trapped in our house. Read more about the benefits of Beeswax candles and Negative Ions.

Before you begin, take some time to quiet your mind and create sacred space. Open a circle if you wish, or prepare with a clean blessed workspace. Remember we are connecting with the 4 elements deeply for this Full Moon. Listen to your intuition and set a strong intention for your magickal candle before you begin.

 

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What you will need:

(We found a lot of our supplies at thrift shops, Hobby Lobby and Michaels. These craft stores both have a weekly 40% off coupon that can help make things a lot cheaper!)

  • 12 oz beeswax pellets (Or any wax of your choice, just follow their directions)

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil

  • Thick-medium wick

  • 12-16 oz glass jar or containers *

  • Clothespin to prop up the wick

  • Double-sided tape or hot glue to keep the wick in place

  • Double boiler (I used a thrifted pot & thrifted glass measuring pitcher for my double boiler.)

  • Wooden skewer for stirring

  • Ribbon and other decorations. (charms, crystals

*Because we are adding coconut oil to the beeswax, we will have more wax than can fit in a 12 oz jar. You can choose to use a bigger jar, or make a second smaller candle, or follow the bonus tutorial below where I explain how to turn the left over wax into a Honey Moon Healing Balm! *You will need cocoa butter or shea butter and some small containers to put it in.

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Step One

Melt the beeswax. Using a double boiler system melt your wax. A double boiler warms the contents of the glass container slowly. You will want to put enough water in your pot so that it covers most of the area where the wax is, and so when it starts to bubble and boil, it will not get into the wax. You don't want to mix the two.

Turn the burner on low and stir it often. 

Melting the wax can take several minutes and the stages it goes through are reminiscent of some very delicious foods, so you could probably grab a quick snack as things melt.

After you finish watching your wax turn from melting dippin' dots to mashed potatoes and gravy, and then finally gravy with no lumps what so ever the wax is finally ready.

 

Step 1.5

While the wax is melting and in between stirring sessions, secure the wick to the bottom of your jar. 

You can use hot glue, e6000, or double-sided tape. I happened to have some double sided wall mounts that did the trick.

Using a skewer or a wooden tooth pick push down around the edges to make sure it's good and stuck. 

Beeswax is hard to clean up, so it’s a good idea to put some newspaper or paper bags down around your workspace at this time. 

Step Two

Remove your wax from the heat and add in your coconut oil. Stir and mix thoroughly so everything is the same temperature.

Beeswax burns very hot, so adding coconut oil will bring down the melting point of the candle, making for a longer smoother burn. This process will keep your candle from “tunneling” and burning down only around the wick. So be sure to not skip this step! 

(Beeswax candles and essential oils don’t go well because of that heat ratio... so it’s best to not add any scent to the candle. Beeswax already has a wonderful scent, so there is no need to mess around with it. You can save your essential oils for the bonus tutorial!) 

Step Three

Once everything is mixed together, take your inner pitcher out of the water and wipe the bottom with a towel so you don’t splash boiling water on yourself or your work surface.

Pour in about 1 inch of wax into the jar and put the pitcher back into the hot water and keep on a low heat to keep from hardening. 

Using a clothespin, or something else big enough for your jar or container, prop the wick up so it stands straight. Allow the candle and the 1 inch wax to set for about 20 minutes.

I kept turning my burner on and off during this time while stirring the left over wax pretty often to keep the wax from setting.

Step Four

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Once the bottom layer is set, slowly pour the remaining wax into your jar until you get to the height you want.

Let it set for a bit and add more wax if a pit begins to form around the wick. 

Using the clothespin, prop or hold the wick in place while you allow the candle to rest and sit somewhere warm.

Beeswax can crack if it cools and hardens too quickly, 

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Place the candle someplace warm to let it set. You can place the candle in your oven while it cools after baking something or put it in a sunny place while it sets. My house doesn’t have AC and it was already about 88 degrees inside, so I just sat it on my stove while I made dinner and used the oven. I didn't have any problems with it cracking or curing. 

It’s best to let the candle rest over night before trimming the wick or burning the candle.

*Bonus Tutorial*

If you have extra wax and chose to not make a second smaller candle, you can add a bit more coconut oil and some shea butter or cocoa butter to your wax to create a healing salve!

Just return the beeswax to the double boiler pot and add equal parts shea or cocoa butter and coconut oil to your mixture. The final mixture will be 1/3 beeswax (left over wax), 1/3 Shea or cocoa butter and 1/3 coconut oil.

You may need to "shave" or cut your shea/cocoa butter in order for it to melt properly. Add everything to the wax and stir it all together until everything is the same consistency and temperature again. Remove from heat and add in a few drops of essential oils if you want.

Pour into smaller containers and allow to cool before using as a lip balm, lotion or general healing balm infused with Full Honey Moon energy!

 
 

Step Five

When you candle is finally set and cool, trim the wax to about a half inch above the wax line. It's time to decorate!

Using ribbon, beads, charms or crystals, decorate your new candle!

Pick a charm that matches the intention you’ve chosen on the New Moon, or pick something new just for this candle.

 

Step Six

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On the night of the Full Moon, burn the candle on your altar as you charge your cards and crystals. 

Beeswax candles burn for a long time, so you can relight the candle often!

Use this candle to burn intentions, light your sage or incense. Re-light it on the New Moon, or whenever you may need a boost! 

Remember, to never burn your candle unsupervised.

When the candle is done burning, you can either reuse the candle jar to make a new one, or wear the charm as a necklace or keep it on your altar as a reminder! 

We would love to see your candles! If you follow along and make a candle with us, please share your photos with us here or by tagging #Spiritdelalune on instagram!

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Don't forget to charge your crystals and deck under the full moon and light your candle!

Beginning the Honey Moon Cycle | New Moon in Taurus Energy Report

Happy New Moon in Taurus! 

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We are reaching the peak of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. The New Moon joins the Sun in the warm and ambitious sign of Taurus on May 15th. This is opening a gateway for transformation to take place on many levels.

The New Moon is also holding space for the transition of Uranus into Taurus. This takes place only minutes after the New Moon is at her darkest point. Uranus has not been in Taurus in over 75 years. In fact, it hasn't shifted signs since 2011, so prepare to feel a 7 year cycle ending, and a new one beginning..

The human race is waking up. On an individual level and as a collective consciousness. We are all on our way to a global awakening and a massive spiritual shift. This New Moon is helping open doors for us all to take the steps needed to make that happen. Each step you take towards your own personal healing and awakening helps the entire planet reach that global shift.

What kind of things are you willing to let go of in order to grow something new? Are you ready for these inner and outer shifts to take place? What is your current vision for your future and the future of humanity?

Grab a cup of coffee & read on to see what's in store for you this New Moon Cycle!


New Moon in Taurus on May 15th

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This New Moon takes place in the sign of Taurus, a house of prosperity, strength and endurance. It is the transition of Uranus (the planet of change and chaos) into Taurus that will be stealing the show and taking main stage this week.

New Moon's tend to cause us to draw inward and feel vulnerable, so this could make for a delicate time! Especially with Mars moving from Capricorn to Aquarius on this day. Be prepared for some sudden revelations or surprises with these aspects. 

Taurus is a logical and stubborn sign that does not like change. But the astrological influences right now are demanding that change! Practice the practical traits of Taurus to get through this tricky dynamic. There is a reason we have so much going on in the grounded and earthy sign of Taurus. Common sense needs to be a ruling factor right now.

The card pulled for this cycle is the Libra: The Peacemaker. A reminder to stay balanced, grounded and weigh your options before acting. This week may hold surprises and sudden change so it's important to stay level headed. Stay in control of your emotions, don't let them control you! Fluorite, rose quartz, or amethyst could make for great crystal companions this week! 

Don't forget to set a solid intention towards what you want to see grow this cycle!

 

First Quarter Moon in Leo, May 21st

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The First Quarter Moon takes place in Leo on the 21st of May. Our own inner fire and energy grows with the Waxing Moon as she enters the fiery and ambitions sign of Leo, The Hero. As our personal focus grows, energy from within is channeled towards the goals and intentions that were placed during the New Moon. Be sure to write clear intentions and take the needed actions.

Now is the time to focus your energy and follow your ambitions. A lot can get done this week and it is your time to shine! This makes for a great time to perform on stage, socialize or work with others. This cycle can be a powerful one towards the pursuit of your goals. Take the needed steps, you will be proud of yourself later!

The card pulled for this phase is Waxing Gibbous: Focus, a fitting card for this energetic time. This can be a powerful and productive week for you leading to the Full Honey Moon coming in a few days. Use a to-do list or planner and focus your attention towards your goals. Using citrine, carnelian or aragonite can help increase your focus this week!

Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius, May 29th

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The Full Honey Moon takes place in the sign of Sagittarius on the 29th of May. A time of productivity, warmth and enjoying the sweeter things of life. This is the last Full Moon of the Spring season for us in the Northern Hemisphere 

This Full Moon holds both a manifestation and reflection of your New Moon intentions. It is time to pause and celebrate, while looking to see new ways to expand your reach.

Sagittarius helps us push ourselves to expand our vision while perfecting our aim.

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This Full Moon is sextile Mars. This increases that ambitious yet celebratory dynamic we are feeling around this time. There is a drive towards both work and play right now.

The card pulled for this phase is the Super Moon: Wild Card. Showcasing that sense of the endless possibilities that lie before you. Anything can happen right now!

You have the ability to create the life you want with your powerful focus and aim.

This Full Moon is all about taking control, recognizing your target, aiming your focus and then "releasing" to proceed. Some crystal companions this week would be honey calcite, selenite or dragon stone.

Don't forget to join us back here on the Full Moon to celebrate and honor this Honey Moon with a special ritual! (Sign up for our newsletter below to receive a link before the Full Moon!)

Last Quarter Moon in Pisces, June 6th 

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The Last Quarter takes place in the sign of Pisces on the 6th of June. The Waning Moon causes us to slow down and draw inward once again. It's a time to tie up loose ends and finish up what we can towards our goals.

The Last Quarter Moon in Pisces may cause you to feel more sensitive and emotional than usual. Your intuition increases as Pisces brings out your natural empathic abilities. You may feel more receptive towards the feelings and emotions of others.

The card pulled for this week is the Strength card. Practice strengthening your own psychic abilities and empathic senses.

The lunar energy this week can help strengthen your innate abilities. They will come in handy in the future! Practice building energetic walls to block and protect you from negative energy. Creating energy orbs and meditating with crystals can help strengthen your hand chakras. Desert rose selenite, blue obsidian and clear quartz would be great crystals to work with this week.


Happy New Moon!

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The major theme of this Honey Moon cycle appears to be focus, especially in the beginning of the cycle. This Full Moon holds great potential for productivity and prosperity while also expanding our vision for the future.

 

Don't forget to check back here on the Full Moon for our Honey Moon Ceremony! We will do out best to post a few days before the Full Moon so you can be sure to have all the supplies. It's a good thing Lunar Energy lasts 3 days surrounding the Lunar event.

Happy New Moon! 

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We hope this cycle brings you the prosperity and productivity you are looking! Don't forget to cleanse your decks and crystals tonight! 

 

Join us for the #MoondayOracle each Monday over on instagram!

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2018 Flower Moon Ceremony: Create Your Own Flower Moondala

Lunar Beltane blessings and Happy Flower Moon!

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The Full Moon in Scorpio ignites the beautiful energy of the pagan holiday Beltane, typically celebrated on May 1st... also known as May Day! The season is in full bloom and it is a time to ignite your passions, your love for life, and celebrate! The merging and union of the Sacred Masculine and Feminine can be seen within and without and can bring in healing, new love, and creative energy is high!

 The Full Moon in Scorpio also happens to land on April 29th or April 30th depending on time zone!

For this Full Moon ceremony we are showing you two ways to celebrate the beauty in your life! You can create a Flower Moondala out in nature or a Flower Moondala in the comfort of your home!

Flower Moondala Ceremony

Gather flowers from your garden, or buy a beautiful bouquet or two, to bring with you out to nature. It could be your favorite piece of land, a park you have been wanting to explore, or a hike you have been looking forward to. Feel free to bring a picnic and your friends or lover!

 When you find the place to create your Moondala, ground yourself into the land. Take off your shoes and feel the energy of the Earth move up through your feet and ignite each chakra. 

From this grounded place begin to create your Moondala. Focus on the center and work your way outward. Allow your intuition and creativity to flow and take your time with this process. Work with the flowers you brought and the nature around you.  

If you are close to the ocean, feel free to create a mandala with the shells and seaweed washed upon the shore. Or if you are experiencing the Autumn season gather the fallen leaves, branches, and other bits of nature that is shedding on to the ground. Commune with the land you live on and honor her with her unique beauty!

These images were found on Pinterest... if you know the source let us know!

Elemental Blessing

After you create your beautiful Flower Moondala you can make an optional offering for the Elements. What you will need is:

  • Air: Sage or incense or just your breath

  • Fire: Your favorite perfume/anointing oil

  • Water: Moon water or wine in your chalice

  • Earth: A little bowl of sea salt or pink himilayan salt

While honoring each element, offer prayers to the land and intentions for the rest of your season.

Honor the Air element but saying yourself and your group and the Moondala in a clockwise motion. You can also gently blow your breath or prana/life force energy over the Moondala.

Honor Fire with the anointing oil and anoint each chakra on your body. Add a few drops to the center of the Moondala. 

Honor Water by drinking wine or moonwater from your chalice. Pour some libations on to the land and around the outside of the Moondala. 

Honor Earth by taking the bowl of salt and taking a few morsels on your tongue taking the Earth into your body. Sprinkle the rest of the salt around the Moondala creating a ring. 

Now enjoy the rest of your time here! Have a picnic, dance and sing, make love, play music... Celebrate your life!


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If you cannot go out into nature, bring nature to you. You could create a Flower Moondala on your altar or outside on your patio or backyard. Follow the steps above!

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Also  download the free colorable Flower Moondala found in our Tune to the Moon Planner and take your time to color it in and infuse it with your love, intentions, and desires. After you finish coloring it you can use it as a charging plate to charge your decks, Moon water, or crystals under the full moon.  Don't forget to try the flower Moon reading from the spirit de Lune Guidebook!

We hope you have enjoyed this ceremony and please share your Flower Moondalas with us on Instagram! Tag @spiritdelalune and use the hashtags: #tunetothemoon #spiritdelalune

More Ways to Tune to the Moon!

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2018 Flower Moon Energy Report

Happy New Moon in Aries!

Spring is in full swing here in the northern hemisphere, at least in some places! The flower moon is a time of blossoming and opening our hearts to receive love in all ways.

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What are you ready to receive and embrace this cycle? What is your heart afraid to open up to? Spending time in nature will keep your heart open so don't forget to stop and smell the flowers!

Go grab a cup of tea and read more about the Flower cycle ahead.


New Moon in Aries, April 15th 2018

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We have a refreshing New Moon ahead of us because Mercury goes Direct! Bringing in a new wave of energy, vitality, and a breath of fresh air! The new moon is in Aries once again giving us a redo, if you will! If you feel you couldn't stay on track with your intentions last cycle because of the retrograde now is your chance to make up for it.

Depending on your time zone, you may experience the new moon on Sunday April 15th or early Monday April 16th. We always encourage everyone to have a moon app on their phone with your exact location to be the most accurate for you!

The card pulled for this New Moon is Focus! With the directness and winds of Mercury igniting the fire of Aries, now is the time to hone in on what you truly desire and want for this cycle. Don't let your energy become scattered, but stay sharp and focus on your goals. This would be a great time to do some candle magic! Write your intention on a candle and then light this candle meditating and invoking the energy you wish to create and manifest. Keep your gaze soft on the flame and let it take you to a different Realm. Let the candle burn all the way down, but not unattended. Fire demands devotion, much like your goals. You may be surprised by the messages you'll receive if you try this!

First Quarter Moon in Cancer/Leo, April 22nd 2018

The First Quarter Moon will fall in Cancer or Leo depending on your location and time zone once again. This cusp energy of water and fire is very potent this moon cycle. The combination of water and fire can be very mystical and powerful, but it can also cause adrenal burnout, aggression, and bring unresolved issues to the surface. Tend to your water body AKA your emotions, and tend to your fire body AKA your passions and spirit. First Quarter Moons are a great time to check in with yourself, so make any necessary adjustments you need to find your own unique balance.

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The card pulled for this moon phase is the Seed Moon: New Growth. Once again we are being reminded of the seeds and intentions we have planted, but maybe they have not have had enough time or nourishment to have sprouted yet. Now is the opportunity to devote your energy to them when you couldn't during the retrograde. Things are shifting and falling more into alignment this time around, so take the opportunity to make a decisive action towards your goals and desires. What is your next step?

Full Moon in Scorpio April 29th 2018

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A Scorpio Full Moon can be potent with magic and power! You may feel more sensual and in your body, fully embodying your emotions and your passions, since Scorpio is ruled by fiery Mars in traditional astrology. Passions and emotions can be powerful allies working together towards your desires. This would be a perfect time to do some sort of spell work embracing your magic, embracing your desires, and working with your power! You are a powerful being and the Scorpio Full Moon wants you to remember that!

The card pulled for this Full Moon is the Harvest Moon: Gratitude. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is Autumn and this is a time of releasing and letting go and remember what has brought us here to this very moment. No matter what season, gratitude moves us all. Remember when you do spell work, though we are asking the elements, our higher selves, and the Universe to help us move towards our desires, we must remember to do so with respect and humbleness and gratitude. Create an offering from your heart. And offering is an act of love and devotion and balances the energy of giving and receiving. Remember to be grateful for what you have in your life already, and act from this place of thankfulness.

Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius, May 7th 2018

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As the moon cycle begins to wane, Aquarius energy can lend us a new perspective as things are shifting and changing and we must learn to adapt to these changes. What did you learn about your desires this moon cycle? What did you learn about your magic and power? Is your heart open? How has gratitude shaped your heart? Reflect and ponder on these questions as the Flower Moon cycle comes to an end.

The card pulled for the Last Quarter is Dream. The Visionary blesses us with dreams of hope and inspiration, and gives us courage to act upon these dreams. Pay close attention to the dreams you have as as moon cycle wanes... What patterns are coming up for you? Where are your dreams guiding you next? Remember to keep an open mind and keep your heart open to new possibilities. For these dreams will be the seeds of the next moon cycle.


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We hope this Flower Moon cycle brings you lots of love abundance and draws you closer to your dreams and desires. We are so grateful for you, our Moontribe for always supporting our work here and following the moon and all her phases. They are all beautiful and unique in their own ways!

Go forth and bloom!

Blessed be Moon Tribe!

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Full Moon Intention Planting Ceremony

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Happy Full Planting Moon!

The Planting Moon represents the time of year when the soil has finally thawed enough for planting.

Seedlings are able to root downward while simultaneously breaking up through the soil towards the sun.

This Full Moon is a powerful time for our goals and holds deep symbolism for us and our own goals. Take time to check in with your New Moon intentions today. Notice your progress and make the preparations for the next steps you need to take.

Tonight's Full Moon takes place in the sign of Libra, which brings balance and harmony to the forefront of our minds. Libra also affects partnerships and relationships, this might cause us to notice what is out of balance in our personal relationships.

Mercury is Retrograde until the 15th of April, and Venus moved into Taurus today. This is going to continue to put a big spotlight on our relationships and how we communicate with one another. It's important to be gentle with ourselves and others. 

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Be aware of how your actions and words can either help or harm others. Every word that you speak holds the same power as a seed. Use this power wisely.  

During last month's New Moon Energy Reading we pulled Taurus: The Lovers. This card shows us the importance of gentleness right now. With Venus moving into Taurus today our relationships and our selves will need some extra love. We have so much going on up in the skies right now, the best thing we can do is extend some love.

Taurus is an Earth Sign and pulling this card also shows how much we need grounding from Mother Earth right now! For tonight’s Full Moon Ceremony we are going to get our hands a bit dirty.

Soil is full of negative ions that can not only help boost our moods and serotonin levels, but it helps stabilize blood pressure and boosts our immune system!

This ceremony also takes the physical act of planting a seed along with our intention to help solidify it within ourselves as well as giving the universe an extra boost with our determined action.

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Intention Planting Ceremony | Spirit de la Lune

Having a plant represent your intention can help remind you of what you "planted." It acts as an anchor for us; each time we see it, we are reminded of the goals that we have put into the soil for ourselves.

You will need:

  • your intention( from last new moon preferably)

  • A seed or plant that needs repotting

  • Soil

  • Pot for planting

  • Moon water

  • Crystals or other items that support your intention.

 

 


Intention Setting | Spirit de la lune

 

1. Write your intention on a new slip of paper. Be sure to write your intention in present tense. Using "I am" phrases rather than "I want" can be helpful when making and setting intentions.

You can use your intention from last New Moon, or use an entirely new one. It's best to keep the intention short and sweet, and write it on a small piece of paper.

 

2. Fill a new pot with fresh soil and add your intention to the base of the soil. Add a bit of water to this base soil and a little bit more soil. The soil should become maluable almost like a loose clay.

Spirit de la Lune | Intention Planting Moon Ceremony

3. Plant your seed or re-pot a plant that needs it. 

Don't forget to break up the roots gently of the plant you are repotting, and be give it some soil from it's "home" pot to help keep it comfortable. 

4. Water your plant with Moon Water until the soil is sufficiently damp. (Water that has been left out in the moonlight will hold the lunar energy, and can be very beneficial to us and our house plants!) 

5. Decorate your plant with crystals or items that represent your intention to you.

If you are like me, you can even give your plant a name to help solidify the intention even more. I named this one Treasure to help me remember my intention as well as give my plant a bit of a personality.

Spirit de la Lune | Intention Planting Moon Ceremony
Spirit de la Lune | Intention Planting Moon Ceremony

Having a plant represent an intention can help remind you of what it is that you have planted. It also acts as an reminder for us each time we pass it or see it.

Take notice of the growth and see how it correlates with your intention and goals. All things in life are connected; remember to give the plant and your goals/intentions adequate attention and energy for growth and progression. 

Charge your plant under the full moonlight and continue giving it moon water and your attention when you can. 

Don’t forget to charge your deck and crystals under the moonlight tonight!

We would love to see a photo of your intention plant! Please share with us on instagram or in the comments! 

Lunar Blessings

2018 Planting Moon New Moon Energy Report

Happy New Moon in Pisces!  

 
New Moon in Pisces - Spirit de la Lune
 

This New Moon ushers in the Planting Moon cycle and kickstarts the season of Spring; a period of change and transformation on many levels.

In the Northern Hemisphere we are experiencing the shift into Spring while the Southern Hemisphere will be shifting into Autumn. The cycles that hold the solstices and equinoxes also often hold the greatest potential for lasting change.   

 This Pisces New Moon may be causing us all to feel extra sensitive and vulnerable right now. We are all swimming these deep dark waters of rebirth. Be gentle with yourself and be gentle with others.

New life is beginning to sprout all around us as the Earth is ready to give birth to Spring.

Ostara by  Katelyn Demidow

Ostara by Katelyn Demidow

This cycle has the power to bring about dramatic change in your life if you allow it. Ostara takes place on the 20th of March and we leave behind this harsh, dark Winter. The Sun moves into Aries on this day bringing new invigorating energy to us all, while Mercury is going retrograde this month for the first time this year on the 22nd of March.

During this cycle we will experience many astrological influences that will hold lasting importance for our lives. This New Moon cycle holds the lessons you need to expose the wound that’s been holding back your healing process. This cycle is all about getting real with yourself, the reality you’ve been holding on to, and what you are willing to let go of to get the things you want.

Planting Moon Energy Report - 2018 - Spirit de la lune

Grab a cup of coffee and read on to see how this New Moon cycle can help you grow and transform into your best self. 

 


New Moon in Pisces

Planting Moon Energy Report - 2018 - Spirit de la lune

This New Moon in Pisces is conjunct Chiron, while Mars goes into Capricorn today. This can create some tension in your day and you may not feel like things are going the way you want them to despite your best efforts.

We also have Mars, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn right now, which can add even more heaviness to the day. Mars likes conflict and war, Saturn favors learning things the hard way, and Pluto loves to expose the truth, dig deep and is associated with death and rebirth.

This is setting the stage for the future. What you say and do during this time holds lasting importance for years to come. So set your intentions tonight and be ready to do the work needed to achieve your goals. It may not feel like there is much you can do right away, but trust in the day to day steps you can take and take them.

Today might cause some unexpected issues to arise, problems from the past may come up in order to be healed for good, and we might be feeling extra sensitive and raw with this New Moon in Pisces. Again it's important to tread lightly and be gentle with yourself and others.

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury goes retrograde on the 22nd of March in the sign of Aries. This may cause you to question where you are at and where you want to go in the future. 

Aries is the sign of initiation and inspiration, but you may feel a sense of back peddling on some of your projects as Mercury appears to go backwards in the night sky.

Take this time to relax and allow yourself some of the relief you’ve been needing. Go with the flow if you must move at all. They say when you are lost, you should just stay where you are, and this often applies to Mercury Retrogrades. If you find yourself in a lost or confused state, focus on your self care and make your own needs a priority. 

The card pulled for this phase is Surrender, a great reminder for the retrograde season. Mercury Retrograde has a way of showing us what needs attention in our lives. Instead of fighting against it's messages, work with them. Go with the flow. Realize that whatever comes up has needed to come up for a while now and you are now at the awareness to handle it. Take the steps towards solving the problems rather than working against them.

First Quarter Moon in Cancer

Planting Moon Energy Report - 2018 - Spirit de la lune

The First Quarter Moon takes place on the 24th of March in the sign of Cancer. This is another reminder for the deep need of self care and nourishment right now.

The Moon is in her home sign of Cancer, so you too may feel the need to focus on your home; the physical space you live and your physical body where your soul lives.

The First Quarter Moon acts as an igniter; we feel more energized as the moon grows brighter, but the retrograde season may be pulling your attention away from actively making progress on some of your goals. Don't beat yourself up about that. Instead, focus on your environment and your surroundings. 

Live Life Happy.com Live Life Happy.com saved to Life Quotes When a flower doesn't bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. - Alexander Den Heijer,

The Card Pulled for this cycle is the Flower Moon- Bloom card. Another fitting card for the energy we are experiencing this week. It made me think of the quote- 

 "When a flower doesn't bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower." - Alexander Den Heijer. 

Don't be too hard on yourself if you aren't seeing results from your efforts just yet. Flowers can not be expected to always be in bloom. Take the time you need to focus on your environment and make sure it is the most nourishing space possible.

 


Full Blue Planting Moon in Libra

Planting Moon Energy Report - 2018 - Spirit de la lune

The Full Blue Moon takes place on the 31st of March in the sign of Libra while Venus goes into Taurus the same day. 

The Moon in Libra is all about harmony, fairness, balance and weighing out options- while the Sun in Aries is spontaneous, headstrong, courageous and ready to fight for what's right.

This could cause some conflict with others as well as within ourselves. Saturn is still a big influencer right now, trying to keep us serious and Libra loves to ask questions. Are you being honest with yourself about the things you really want?  What are you willing to do do get the things you want? What parts of yourself are you willing to let go to get the things you want? What will grow from this?

This seriousness can be a good thing. Saturn reminds us it's time to grow up. It's time to fight for the things we really want in our lives, and it's time to learn how to fight with the power of grace instead of what has not been working in the past.

Venus moved into Taurus today as well, bringing a heightened awareness towards the beauty and the numinous that surrounds us, as well as bringing in our attention towards what needs healing and nurturing. Finding and noticing the beauty in the mundane can really help lift your spirits today and set the right tone and mood for the week ahead. 

Full Planting Moon - Spirit de la Lune

This Full Blue Moon is the Planting Moon.

This is the time when the soil begins to get soft enough for planting seeds. Seeds are able to root deep, and sprouts can finally push up as the Sun warms the Earth.

This is also a time when we begin to see breakthroughs and progress of our own hard work and efforts. This Full Moon is a powerful time for our goals. Check in with your New Moon intentions today. Notice the progress, and see what the next steps are. Write a gratitude list or put together a crystal grid to reaffirm your intention.

Planting Moon Energy Report - 2018 - Spirit de la lune

(Check back here on the Full Moon for the Full Moon Ceremony! We will be using your New Moon intention!) 

The card pulled for this Cycle is Taurus- The Lover. Another fun one to see with Venus moving into Taurus today! But the focus of the card this week feels to be pulled towards Mother Earth.

Get your hands dirty this week, play in the garden, plant something. Walk barefoot on the Earth, sun bathe.Connect to Mother Earth anyway that you can. This will not only help lift your spirits by being surrounded by her beauty, but it will also keep you grounded and mentally clear. 


Last Quarter Moon in Capricorn

Planting Moon Energy Report - 2018 - Spirit de la lune

The Last Quarter Moon takes place in the sign of Capricorn on the 8th of April. 

Venus in Taurus is trine Saturn in Capricorn on the 7th, so you might be feeling a sense of harmony and balance as the Moon moves into Capricorn as well. 

April is finally a bit of a normal month. January had 2 full moons, February didn't have any, and March has 2. So April will finally bring a sense of normality to our lives again.

The Moon in Capricorn can make us feel more disciplined towards our goals. The responsibilities we may have been putting off will seem a lot easier to focus on and we can all kind of take a breath of fresh air as our goals seem a bit easier to attain.

The last Quarter Moon is about a wind down of energy, when unfinished projects make themselves known to us and we feel the pull to tie up loose ends. The energy of Capricorn is slow steady and disciplined so there is no need to feel overwhelmed at this time. Mercury is still Retrograde, so remember to go with the flow and do what you can with what you have right now.

The card pulled for this phase is Waxing Gibbous- Strength. It might feel like this past cycle has been testing your strength and will power, and it probably has! But you have grown so much stronger for it. This cycle was a big one, and you might feel like you don't have much left in you. but seeing the Strength card shows that there IS still some strength within you. Strengthen your resolve and stay on your course. Whatever you are going through is building you for your next level. Call upon your inner strength and discipline yourself to finish your goals this week.


Planting Moon Energy Report - 2018 - Spirit de la lune

Remember to not be too hard on yourself as Mercury moves into Retrograde and we experience the shift of Saturn into Capricorn this cycle. 

The words you speak are like seeds that you plant! Be careful of the things you say. Be sure they are feeding your dreams and watering your seeds! 

Remember to take the time and energy to focus on your environment and space. Make sure it a nourishing and safe place to grow.

 

Happy New Moon!

Lunar Blessing - Marissa and Rachael

Don't forget to charge your crystals and your decks under the New Moon tonight and set your intention for this powerful cycle ahead! 

2018 Seed Moon Ceremony: Dream Seed Satchel

Happy Full Seed Moon!

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Depending on where you live, some people will experience the Full Moon on March 1st or 2nd... so double check in your location!

We are in the Earthy sign of Virgo. The Full Moon in Virgo can be a great ally to get you organized and help you grow your dreams in a realistic and obtainable way. Be careful with overwhelm and trying to do too much all at once... Virgo energy can help you get really focused or really picky which could delay your progress. Either way the energy can be very intense!

Tonight, we will show you how to connect into your own dream seeds that you are planting and growing and use the Virgo energy to bring focus to them in a fun and creative way. 

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We are making Dream Seed Satchels!

Dream Seed Satchels are portable vision boards of your dreams and goals. Instead of pasting items to a big board, you can carry them with you, keep them on your altar, or someplace you will see them frequently, and you can even use the satchel as an inspirational oracle that you have created yourself! Let's begin!

What you need:

  • A cute bag or box... this is the satchel

  • Magazine cutouts or images you have printed off the computer that are connected to your dreams and goals for the new season or long term goals

  • Add an item for each element: a certain crystal or herb for earth; feather for air; oil for fire; moon water

  • talismans or jewelry you want to charge with your intentions

  • crystals that compliment your dream seeds

  • You can even add the Mini Moon Oracle Set!

  • dried herbs or incense that compliment your goals

  • For the Virgo energy you could even write a to-do list or clearly write out your intentions and dream seeds

  • anything else you would like to add... use your imagination and intuition!

  • a pair of scissors

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Begin to clearly set your intentions and what you wish to focus on for the satchel. Is there a specific theme?

Take your time to gather all your items and images and place them all out in front of you and your satchel.

Feel free to cast a circle and ground yourself before you begin to put the satchel together. Feel your body growing roots into the Earth and the energy of Earth rising up into your body... Feel the Moon's energy cascade down your Crown chakra and let these two energies merge  in your heart chakra. Feel this energy move through each arm and through you hands. You are now ready to create!

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You can begin however you wish, there is no particular order of things unless you have one in mind. As you place each item in your satchel state why you are putting it in or how you wish to work with this item. State it out loud so you put vibrations into your dream seeds!

For the elemental offerings start with Air, then Fire, Water, and then Earth... this sequence builds the energy and momentum of your dream seeds. For the oil and water, you could literally place on drop of each in the satchel in case you are worried about them spilling.

Take as much time as you need to put your satchel together. And once it is completed, take your satchel in both hands at heart level. Again feel the Earth and Moon's energy moving through you, meeting at your heart and through your hands into the Dream Seed Satchel. And say this blessing aloud:

Through Earth and Moon
I am revived
In this satchel, my dream seeds cometh alive
As this new season arrives,
I am ready to Thrive!

Place this satchel out under the Full Moon along with any other decks or crystals you wish to charge and cleanse. 

Now carry this satchel with you until your dream seeds bloom! 

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Whenever you need extra inspiration to follow your dream seeds, place your hand in the satchel and take an item out. Let it be your oracle and lead you to your next action. You can do this for daily inspiration or whenever you need an extra push. 

We hope you have enjoyed this ceremony and please share your Dream Seed Satchels with us on Instagram! Tag @spiritdelalune and use the hashtags: #tunetothemoon #spiritdelalune

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