Full Moon in Scorpio. Love Her or Leave Her.

Full Moon in Scorpio – May 10, 2017

Well, my loves, here is a moon to reckon with!

Scorpio leads into some dark, heady waters, where we can either drown or swim and come out reborn.

I’m not saying any of this lightly, as this powerful moon is here to teach about life, death, re-birth, magic and the synergy of our sexual natures. She is intense, the Queen of the occult – that which is hidden.

While I usually work with the moon as an equal, this month I will respectfully bow to her and offer my submission to her wisdom and strength.

Have you been feeling a strain in the back of your head, or your neck and shoulders in general, a heaviness of mood and encountering obstacles? These manifestations of the pressure preceding this moon are temporary and can be navigated by connecting to friends and loved ones who are light-bearers and optimists.

Do drink of Scorpio Moon’s sensual darkness and ponder what lessons she has under her moody cloak.

Scorpio rules the Underworld, mystery, and is ruled herself by Pluto, a very irregular and puzzling planet.

Scorpio would rather sting itself to death than yield to a predator. Hmmm, sounds oddly familiar, what with this being my sign and several planets also in Scorpio. She prefers to control her own destiny, keeping secrets and many of her vulnerabilities under wraps. She is Kali, a protective mother figure, hope, creation and destruction all wrapped up in one.

We can learn and draw from this Scorpio Moon, and make particular magic for realizing our dreams. The moon appears full when it is on the far side of the earth, and it is when we release the intentions we set under the New Moon.

Using tools that align with the full moon phase and Scorpio, such as black and white candles, perhaps a snake skin you have found, a moonstone crystal, a drum for evoking the energy of the Underworld, we can tap into why we may feel full of emotion at this time. Scorpio will highlight the unknown within us, what is hidden?

 

In a state of gratitude and wonder, write down a list of what you would like to discover about yourself and some things that perhaps you have kept secret, and would like to explore. Scorpio moon will challenge you to be your most authentic self! Is there something you would like do that will rock your world and you have been afraid to begin? This is the time for opening to new energy!

Pleasure, courage, vulnerability, surprise, emotions…all on the table with Scorpio Full Moon!

Kali is an exacting mistress, demanding your attention. Be kind to yourself, while you swim in the dark river of your own mystery. Shed your old skin and delight in your newness.

There is no going back with this moon, we are either stepping into the new or stagnating in the old. The choice is ours. Be brave, my loves, and with the dark goddess at your side, embark on a new adventure!

Her hips are swaying, she is dancing with all that breaks convention and she invites you to join her.

Namaste.

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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.

The Rest Here: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/03/spring-equinox-the-astrological-new-year-begins/

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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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