Cancer Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse

Come back to yourself, and you will always find home.

Waking into the reciprocity of her soul, the Cancer Full Moon Lunar eclipse : opposing Saturn, Mars and Mercury but equally trined with Neptune : gives rise to an emotional tide of : awareness : that even in our moments of anger, grief or sadness : gifts us the opportunity of forgiveness, love and compassion.

La Luna rests in her home sign of the nurturing mother of the cosmos : she beckons to us a call to : remember : what it is to be connected to not only ourselves, but all of creation. As her trined lunation to dreamy and hopeful, intuitive Neptune brings with it a softening into the mystery of the art of creation : she also gives rise to our shadow in opposition : where our forceful, will driven, mind focused I AM weeps for the whispered incantations of a mother’s love.

Our emotions, whether dark or light, joyful or fueled with anger are all sacred. In a modern society where we are constantly grasping to the ‘high vibe’ culture : we have forgotten how sacred our grief can be. We have forgotten that, no matter the emotion : it gives us the opportunity to MOVE, to LISTEN, to EXPRESS and to CHOOSE differently. Our expectation to always be in a positive state has left us with a shadow so big that it is screaming for our attention. The lunar eclipse not only asks us to be compassionate and evoke unconditional love : it asks us to be the fierce mothers of this world and bring the power of compassion and love even into the darkest of places : within our society, within ourselves, within each other and most importantly, for the future of this planet.

The art of mothering is one grounded in the firm stability of constant compassion and forgiveness : it is the energy of getting little to no sleep in order to care for someone outside of ourselves. It is the devotion that quivers in the wake of its own realization of how deeply we can love : and surprises us each and every day with its depth that not only reaches into the wells of another : but reflects it equally back into ourselves.

This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse : take a moment to REFLECT + LISTEN before you REACT. Take a moment to breath, and as emotions rise to the surface : as they always do in watery Cancer : follow the advice of RUMI and invite each of your emotions in as a house guest, one just as sacred as the other and devote sometime to listen to them. They all arise from the (appeared) lack or presence of love in your life : : how can you fill your wells to soften into the reciprocity of the caring, nurturing mother within you? How can you soothe the child within you that longs for the care, love, devotion or support that you may or may not have received as the adult that you are now? It is time to lay down the stories of why you think things are not working in your life : and listen not only to things that are : : but change the story line altogether : : so that you may nurture a life that is not riddled with the stories of the past : : but flourishes with the power of the future.

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Ritual

Under the light of the full moon, step outside and bask in her glow. As her soft gentle light envelopes you, bring a journal and pen and begin to reflect on all the emotions you have felt just in this day. Record the moments of the day, whether happiness and joy or frustration and anger. Then reflect on a moment in your life where grief, anger or frustration fueled a positive action in your life. Perhaps grief stirred you to release tears and brought you into a meditative state or anger fueled a decision to finally leave a situation, relationship or repeating experience in your life you were no longer willing to cultivate. Connect the constellation of your emotions through your experience and reflect on their power in the shadow (grief, hurt anger etc.) to create light (joy, happiness and love). Last, reflect on an area in your life that is going well and reflect on an area in your life where you would like to improve. Do the same exercise and find a way to connect these two areas of your life. For example, if your career is flourishing and you love what you do but want to cultivate more romantic love your life, take the love you feel for your career and apply it to what you adore about yourself. Connect the dots, bring together the constellation of the mother within you and nurture yourself with compassion and devotion.

Read this journal entry or reflect on these writings in/ near a body of water (showers and baths count too!) every day for 3 days. With each day, the connection of your emotions will increase and so will the flow of compassion within your being. At the culmination of the 3 days, take your journal entry and place into a bottom of a pot with your seed of choice. As you water and nurture this seed, your compassion, love and flourishing fluidity in the part of your life you would like more compassion, love and support in will grow.

 

 

Capricorn New Moon + Solar Eclipse

 

Capricorn New Moon + Solar Eclipse

 

Laying her hands upon the earth that she had built her life upon, she watched as this last decade, made equally of both love and pain, washed over her in revelry, revealing to her the light she has always been, and was always meant to become.

 

The Capricorn New Moon and Solar Eclipse conjunct Jupiter and trined to Uranus is the scream of the hawk’s call : : welcoming the piercing light of a new day : : except that this new day is a new decade, and WE are the new beginning.

 

Capricorn is the sign of accomplishment : she beckons to us as the Queen of Pentacles rising on her steed of what it means to sacrifice, work hard and never give up on even the most ‘unattainable’ of dreams. The new moon in Capricorn is the star studded empress of synchronistic new beginnings that not only light us in a flash of Jupiter’s expansion and abundance coupled with Uranus’ excitement of chance and new opportunity : but brings us a heralding of alignment with the power of endurance : a light, a love, an opportunity and even a realized dream- that could last for lifetimes.

 

As the sign ruled by : earth : under the planet of Saturn : Capricorn stands for PURPOSE : a reason, perhaps (most likely) bigger than ourselves and why we are even alive on this planet. Capricorn asks us to not only think + dream BIG in the terms of our own evolution and achievement : but how our achievements can serve + affect others in positive and auspicious ways. This new moon is traditionally themed with new beginnings as it is infamously sowed ((powerfully)) with the energy of earths foundation : but because this particular new moon occurs at the gateway of a new decade with the additional power of  Jupiter and Uranus combined : this star studded, light filled gateway has the power to synchronize the physical realization of even your most wild of dreams : : and some may even say, dreams that were always meant to be.

 

The sacrifices you have made over this last decade have not gone unnoticed. Each one, an offering of opportunity for you to grow deeper into the well of your infinite being : : all reflecting the power of your own soul. If we were not given the opportunities to feel pain, how could we ever know the bliss of feeling joy? If we have never known grief, how could we have ever known the gift of true, unconditional love? All the work, all the integration, all the times of feeling lost or not knowing where to turn or what the next step was :: aligned :: for you so that you had the opportunity to listen to the still, deep wisdom of the eternal nature of who you TRULY are. These opportunities and experiences were not set on your path to punish you : : they became the greatest love stories of your life that would, could and have : : set you FREE : : And as we greet this new decade, opening in the master number of 22 (2020) we are gifted the rebirth and celebration of life itself.

 

Capricorn new moon + solar eclipse powerfully says : thank you. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your journey. Thank you for your experience and your shared growth in this planetary evolution of these last 10 years. You fucking made it. Your survived, but most importantly, now, it is time for you to THRIVE. It is time for you to reach beyond the fear of yesteryear, lay to rest the riddles of unworthiness and go for what you ACTUALLY WANT in life. Go for it. Be clear. Make the decisions and set the boundaries. These next ten years not like the last. No bullshit : : dream and do BIG. The magic is here and the world, has most definitely, been waiting for you. And no bullshit, we absolutely fucking need you. We need your dreams, we need your art, we need your words, we need your inspiration. Because your dreams are not meant just for you. They are for us. They are for us to share together, to rejoice in and to herald, like the cry of the hawks call at the pierce of the new dawn, the new beginning this planet so desperately needs.

 

This new moon : : you are being asked : : what is the hawks cry within you? What is the idea, the change, the choice and the opportunity that pierces the new dawn on this next decade of precious life for you? How will you cry out and celebrate the deep well of a journey you have made over these last ten years (or even decades) and scream to the heavens the very POWER of the wise, eternal being that has emerged within you? For the power of sacrifice can only be coupled with the power of creation : : what will you choose to birth into this world?

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Happy new moon beauties. May you revel in your mystery and rejoice in your strength..and finally, finally : : in the words of our late Ram Dass : : the dawn : : within each of us : : is calling us HOME.

: : Soulstice + Strike Your Light Ritual : :

✺☼ S O U L S T I C E ☼✺

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: : strike your ⚡︎ LIGHT ⚡︎ r i t u a l : : 

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The darkest (or lightest in the Southern Hemisphere) day of the year marks a turning point in our revolution around the sun ↠ a place in which we celebrate the light, the dark + the power of the in between : where the ouroboros returns to itself + the PHOENIX is reborn from its ashes ◐

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Solstice is a dance in time when we come back to the beginning : where the dissolution of the dream and the awakening into reality become one and the same. We are always reminded at this time to honor : the eternal light within us : and ground into the knowing that we will always have the power to begin again + again : no matter what may ((seem)) to destroy us → we will, in some aspect, always be reborn. 

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Winter’s Solstice is the witches new year : it marks a new beginning in which we can find ourselves being whispered incantations of what this year ahead may bring us. Listen. Be aware of what is happening within + around you.  What strikes through today, the last couple of days and in the next few days will glimmer with hope into what lessons, blessings + bounty of learning will be gifted to you in this new year + in this fresh decade of precious + prosperous life. 

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On this day we reflect what this year has brought us. We remember our last solstice + see : HOW FAR WE HAVE COME + give gratitude for all that we have learned. Also on this day we strike the ▿ LIGHT ▵ : we beckon the new beginning of our intentions, dreams + desires with the power of flame + fire ↠ not unlike the eternal fire that burns within us. 

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▼△▼ Happy Soulstice Beauties ▼△▼

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: : RITUAL : :

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Gather: Candle, Salt, Herbs + Flowers such as ginger, mullein, marigold, calendula, orange peel, honey, sacred sage or energy clearing resin, calendula infused oil (if you do not have this sunflower oil will work fine) citrine + clear quartz. 

Tarot : Star Card

Preparation:

  1. Clear your space, yourself and your gathered materials with your energy cleansing herbs or resin.
  2. Mix the salt, herbs and flowers together in a small bowl or mortar and pestle. Grind anything that may need to be finer to roll onto the candle.
  3. Coat the candle from wick to bottom (drawing TOWARDS you) with honey.
  4. On a flat surface (or plate) lay out the crushed and mixed herbs, flower and salt mixture.
  5. Rolling the candle again TOWARDS you, roll the candle through the herb mixture, picking the candle back up and rolling back through until it is completely coated.
  6. Find a bowl or candle holder to place the candle in. At the bottom of the bowl or candle holder place the citrine and clear quartz crystal(s).
  7. Under the bowl/candle holder place the Star tarot card.

Ritual:

Once you have prepared your space, ground and center yourself. Breath into your belly and into the earth. Envision a golden light expanding out from your sacral chakra where your kundalini (or eternal fire) sits. Allow for this golden light to expand out to encompass your entire being and filling the room. Once you are completely filled in the light of your eternal fire, envision the infinity symbol connecting between your third eye and your sacral chakra. Pick up your clear crystal with your right hand and envision/feel what intentions/joy/abundance/power/love that you would like to experience in 2020. Channel this vision from your third eye into the quartz crystal in your hand by allowing for the energy to pour from your third eye/sacral chakra into your hand until it is filled with light. Once you have completed, put the quartz crystal into your left hand and receive all that you just intended back into your being. Once complete, carefully anoint the crystal and the candle with the calendula oil by drawing the oil towards you and down the candle and crystal. Write a few words of your intentions of what you would like to receive in 2020 and what your themes for the year are. Place this paper under the candle in between the candle and the tarot card. Light the candle and allow for it to burn COMPLETELY DOWN, do not leave the candle unattended! Due to the nature of the herbs, the dance of the flame can be wild. Please take precaution.

Once you have completed the ritual, wrap all pieces (except for the tarot card) of the ritual (including the leftover wax), the paper and the crystals together by binding with a ribbon or twine by bringing the string towards you. Place the bound paper, crystals and extra wax/herbs into the bottom of a pot of a new plant or at the base of a special plant in your yard. As the plant grows, so will the power of your intentions for the new year.

: : Gemini Full Moon : : 12/12/19

▼♊︎↡ FULL : MOON x GEMINI ↟♊︎▲

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Community + Communication + Communion

 

“In that precise moment she chose to drop her barriers, everything, including her, was finally set free.”

The last full moon of 2019 lights our skies with the reverence of compassion within the vibration of comparison : the twinned full moon in gemini speaks to our minds eye in the radical acceptance of who we are ((and who others are)) AS WE ARE : not as we wish ourselves to be or how we want to make others fit into a box overburdened by our personal perception of what we ‘need’, but coming to a place of complacency and communion with the power of seeing ourselves and the other as we TRULY ARE.

 

Gemini, the cosmic twins of the zodiac, rules the full moon’s rise in all her glory on Dec 12that 12:12am in the western skies. She is the moon of union, the moon of communication and sparks in the atmosphere a lively disillusion of separation for the sake of connection, communion and communication. We have spent 2019 restructuring our lives, tearing down the walls to our own inhibitions, being faced with challenge after challenge that nudged us into the divine reciprocity of surrender and clarity. There have been great changes within our beings, stripped down layer by layer, to reveal to us the luminous layer of love that resides underneath EACH and every one of us-even after all these years.

 

As the sign of duality, Gemini brings us the reflective wisdom of comparison and acceptance : we are given the opportunity to catalyze our barriers and transform them into bridges of union when we are able to stop resisting each other AS WE ARE and are courageous enough to stop resisting ourselves AS WE ARE. We are both shadow and light, ego and spirit : and it is in the union of this single being (YOU) that we are actively creating in this time + space to greet ourselves fully : without the expectation of others to fill (unknowingly) a need, want or desire that is TRULY only in our handsto give unto : ourselves :.

 

Even in the greatest moments of fear, separation and anxiety : you are your own maker. You are your own molder, and you choose ((at any moment)) how to mold the precious clay of your divine wild spirit to mend even the most legendary of scars on your being : and only you and you alone can do that. And when we realize we are both source and replenishment in one : we are able to dance with the power of truth in the vibration of unity : we are able to show up FULLY AS WE ARE and accept others, just as they ARE : and truly, truly, set ourselves ((and each other)) FREE.