Spring Equinox. The Sun Enter Aries -The Astrological Year Begins.

“Mid-spring on the fourth, spring hues mark balance.
In green fields stroll moon, blue sky dotted clouds.
Swallows one by one, petals drop by drop.
At night missing wife, hear not singing voice. ” ~ Xu Xuan (916-991 CE)

Spring equinox, or Ostara as it is sometimes called in Anglo-Saxon pagan mythology, occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Spring equinox is the celebration of fertility, longer days, new crops, and new ideas. Winter has served her purpose, as an incubator of dreams, and now we shed her cloak and step bravely into the future.

Energetically speaking, spring equinox symbolizes new beginnings. Many cultures gather meaningful strength during the equinox, as it marks the Iranian New Year, celebrated widely in the Middle East; Vernal Equinox Day in Japan, a public holiday; Chunfen in China, a spring festival that bears great importance to farming and folk traditions; and the beginning of the Bahai’i calendar.

I like to include all these celebrations in my spring equinox blessing ritual to honor the fact that all people find joy in the promise of new life. We are all united in this powerfully simple hope.

The word “equinox” is from Latin, meaning equal-night. It occurs when the sun passes over the celestial equator, and night and day are approximately the same length. It is a virtual balance in the changing heavens.

During the equinox, the Earth’s axis is pointing neither away from nor toward the sun. This is true for both the spring and autumn equinoxes, as the Southern Hemisphere celebrates the opposite seasonal cycle of the Northern Hemisphere.

I find spring equinox extremely mystical because it shows how all things can find balance for a moment as they continue on a never-ending journey through the cosmos.

The magic of spring equinox is available to each of us, and we can harness it to ground us in love, in life’s purpose, and in our deepest spiritual longings.

Our ancestors, who lived by the movements of the planets, saw the sun as the source of all life, and it inspired great awe in them. Even as we make ourselves busy in a technological work and we find ourselves disconnected from nature’s influence and beauty, we are still sustained by that great ball of fire.

In my Wise Woman Tradition, I believe that we are made of stardust. I learn from the planets as I participate with them in a beautiful dance. I observe astrological and astronomical events with reverence. After all, who can deny being humbled by a midnight sky dotted with constellations?

This spring equinox, we can use this opportunity to lie down under the blanket of stars and contemplate our place in the universe. After we find stillness, we may discover a new awareness of the interconnection between our spirits and all that is. There is no separation, once we leave behind our thinking minds.

Spring equinox is the time for boldness and heightened emotions. We’re feeling hopeful and are perhaps falling in love with another or with ourselves. Now that we have found our balance, ideas easily pour forth. We stand surefooted and grounded, ready for the sewing of seeds.

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Full February Moon in Leo.

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When Luna waxes full tonight in Leo, and plays with magic under a penumbral eclipse, remember that you are a vessel of electro-magnetic energy, carrying Luna’s messages, healing and expanded wisdom to all of creation. The tides of your being, the ancient knowledge encoded within your DNA and your blood will be vibrating with cosmic enlightenment. Your hormones will shift to adjust to the massive influx of information beaming down with Luna’s intensity.

This is important work that we do with the moon each month, communicating with other life in the universe; this is so much more than a chance to bask in the moon’s ecstatic energy. This is a time of opening to other galaxies, to experiencing life on other planets, to opening at third eye and heart center and allowing our own DNA to be encoded with new insights.

February’s full moon is a powerful portal that heaves change and opportunity upon our Mother. Our planet accepts the challenge set forth by the Cold Moon, and will in the coming months create openings for our evolution. You are part of this change if you wish, as you allow your blood and DNA to carry more of the Sacred Feminine. Remember that you are of the stars, you are divine and you are all knowing. Shed the veil at the full moon and enter the mystic. Enter the darkness that hides on the shadow side of the moon. Enter your destiny.

Namaste my loves. The time is now. You are ready.

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Full Moon In Cancer.

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This first Full Moon of 2017 sighs heavily under the influence of Cancer and a Grand Cross building on the night of the 12th with the Moon in Cancer, Jupiter in Libra, the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries.

We begin this year with attention to our intuition, with being open to changes that will challenge but bring our strength to the surface, with finding equilibrium in unsteady times. My prediction is that the next two years will bring decidedly big shifts in our inner and outer landscapes. Both we and the planet will heave with a desire for exposing long buried treasures. Let us hold hands and through LOVE help each other find hope in the changes to come. SHE will adjust herself to our energy so let us feed Her with our best intentions.

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5 brings the powerful energy of the Feminine, the mysticism of the Pentagram. The five fold mystery of the Four Directions and Spirit united in one sacred geometric configuration.
We are blessed with this energy this Full Moon, of Earth, Air, Fire and Water and must take it with us on our journey into the coming year.

Full Moon Blessings my loves. So it has been spoken, so mote it be!

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New Moon In Capricorn 2016.

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My loves, a New Moon for the New Year! Capricorn leads us with hopes for ambitious dreams but the recent Solstice and Mercury’s Retrograde remind us that it is still time to incubate and remain introspective while we carefully sift dream seeds and plant them into the fertile ground of the future. Take care of yourselves and each other.
Practice loving kindness. Awaken your third eye with Labradorite a New Moon stone. Set intentions. Spend time in meditation firmly rooted in Mother Earth while engaging with Sister Moon. You are called to your purpose.

Namaste witches! Much love to all who stop here. Thank you for all your comments and follows.

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Super Moon in Gemini. 12:12 The Last Great Portal of 2016.

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I sit here listening to the hooting of an owl, communicating it’s welcome to the rising full moon. December 12, 2016. The last great portal of the year. A super moon on the cusp of Mercury’s Retrograde – we are delving into the mystic tonight! All portals to the Numinous are wide open and we are welcomed into the court of the Fey King and Queen. Take this opportunity my loves to connect with what is truly real. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Everything that we chase and desire is a shadow play on our true destiny…to remember our sacredness and live LOVE on this earthly plane. We are luminous. We are stardust. We are consciousness incarnate. Open at heart center and feel the drumbeat of your ancestors. Feel your heritage as light beings. This portal, open for six days, is a glimpse at our birthplace in the milky way and can strengthen humanity at this crucial time in history. We are one. Let us remember this.

New Moon in Sagittarius.

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Have we been through the fire, or what? There are no words to either explain nor understand the events unfolding since the last new moon, which brought Scorpio’s dark intensity. We are still, in America, battling government and its effects – North Dakota and the Presidential elections. So much energy has spilled much like tar; thick and stifling, over emotions and the stark realities of life. In other parts of the world, earthquakes, wars, human rights violations – are we still under this oppression? It seems unfathomable, incomprehensible, too painful to swallow.

And yet, this new moon brings some stability, as we gain in understanding of our light. For there are so many of us now, who bravely shed our brilliance like so many stars at night, hoping for peace, aiming for justice, speaking words of love.

29.11.2016. The magic of the number 4. Stability, Equality. We need this energy! Let us, on solid footing, stand strong together to bring in more of what this world aches for: enlightenment of our true nature.

Sagittarius is our leader now until the 30th of December. Optimistic, positive, expansive. Jupiter rules this sign and brings good fortune but also challenges. Sagittarius is fire…it makes things happen! So let us not give up yet, in our stand against oppression. In fact, let us not struggle at all, but breathe in peace as we exhale strife.

Sagittarius is not much for lies, and can be quite blunt in its execution of the truth. Let us learn from the good in this and the bad. While we keep to the right, to the best of humanity, and ask that of others, we can achieve this without killing the fly off someone’s forehead with an axe, when a fly swatter will do. Can we have dignity in our march towards justice, can we behave with honor, can we love our enemy and transmute their darkness to light?

As we stretch towards the winter Solstice, where the Sun will be born again, can we embrace the shadows and value them for their teachings?

We are not lost. We are not the forgotten. We are the Earth Builders. We are in solidarity about our quest for a New Earth.

May the blessings of the New Moon fill your heart and spur your dreams.

New Moon Mantra:

I am new. I am inspired. I am the light. I am invigorated. I am grounded in Love.

So it has been written, so mote it be.