New Moon in Virgo – Healing

New Moon in Virgo – Healing

The September 19th-20th New Moon falls in the earthy sign of Virgo and is going to send us on a healing journey.

The new moon always represents the end of one cycle and the commencement of another. For this particular new moon you will be faced with what could potentially be temporary discomfort to heal. Your old and new wounds will open so that they may be healed. You may feel tempted to hide away or push this pain down, but Virgo is a healing sign and there is no better time to let it open so it can heal from the inside out.

In Alcoholics Anonymous we are constantly taking personal inventory and confronting it. We learn that it is necessary for serenity and internal peace to address the wounds we have tried to bury. Although non-alcoholics are more prone to feeling and processing their wounds, they are still human and still bury emotions or hurts from time to time.

During this new moon phase you should sit in quiet and meditate on the things that hurt you or no longer serve you. Journal all your life’s frustrations big or small. Light healing light blue candles and white to cleanse your space. Light some sage or palo santo to clear away the bad energies as they spill from you. Do not simply let your hurt out and blow it away. Reflect on it. Did it make you grow? Did you learn from it? Once you have embraced the lesson it has served give thanks to your higher power and let it know that it has served its purpose and may now be released.

The new moon in Virgo is the first we have had since the solar eclipse. Take a look at the goals you made for yourself and check in on your progress. There may need to be some adjustments made at this time. The new moon is a perfect time to figure out what you need to do going forward to manifest your goals and dreams.

It is also a time for holistic healing of our bodies. Do something kind for your body. Take a detoxing salt bath, sip some organic tea, drink lemon water, or get a massage. Do something to show thanks for your health and continue to promote it.

I normally recommend crystals to use during a certain moon phase but because healing comes at such a personal level and I cannot possibly list every healing crystal, I have provided a link that you can search your ailments during this time and find the crystal that suits you best. Emotional Healing Crystals

 

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Full Moon in Aquarius & Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon in Aquarius & Lunar Eclipse

Happy Full Moon in Aquarius Monday! Not only is it a full moon but it’s a lunar eclipse! Normally I put a lot of focus on full moon rituals and setting my intention for the upcoming weeks but I have read and its been advised to not do too much spell work during a lunar eclipse. Usually I would feel fine ignoring this rule…it’s whatever you feel comfortable with and I feel quite comfortable and sane doing rituals during any moon phase but I am at a colossal turning point and am going to take this time to relax.

Saturday, August 5th I re-took the real estate broker’s exam for a Washington State License to sell real estate. The first time my heart, soul, and mind were not in the right place. This resulted in me failing by 5 points. I was so upset with myself.  I began studying harder than ever before while simultaneously working on my spirituality and sobriety. I began praying harder, working on my 12 steps, working with my sponsor, attending more meetings, meditating, manifesting, and had overall pretty good balance in terms of how I was dealing with work and personal life. The Thursday before I took the exam I met with the designated broker of Berkshire Hathaway and fell in love with the office. She is a big believer in manifestation and the law of attraction. My heart and soul felt like it was home there. I could feel the energies swirling around me and just knew I could do great things with that office…so I have officially decided to sign on with BHHS this week!

Fast forward to Saturday. I was feeling confident, well rested, alert, and ready. I realized this time how detrimental it had been going in with so much weight on my shoulders the first time. I had an almost identical exam but I was not reading the questions correctly at all when I originally took it. They throw in a lot of trick questions and if you aren’t completely focused you are likely to choose the wrong answer. I passed this time with flying colors!

Since celebrating by societal norms with booze was out, my boyfriend and I decided to go to the casino with my dad, step mom, one of my brothers and his girlfriend. We like the buffet because hello….food and family time! Josh and I also did a little gambling at the slots and came up on some money! Overall it was a very pleasant evening and great way to unwind and celebrate the end of the grueling studying and all my hard work.

Yesterday was the first Sunday in months that I haven’t had to study, do some big project around the house, or meet people. My boyfriend worked so I enjoyed the day at home doing absolutely nothing but watching chick flicks and reading. It was so out of character for me to be able to relax and take a breath but I knew it was needed. I am prone to going, going, going and this leads to burn outs. I can’t believe I haven’t burnt out between immediately signing up for real estate school after graduation and so many other things going on in my life.

There is still a busy sort of chaos buzzing around in my life especially with the anticipation of getting signed on at BHHS. I want to hit the ground running and hit my financial goals for the summer. This is why I am taking this lunar eclipse to simply be. Not be busy, not be stressed, not be all over the place…just BE. Be still, be calm, be relaxed.

AA, social life, family life, and boyfriend time keeps me plenty busy (and crazy at times). Not only that, but Mercury is going into retrograde on August 12th and will be lingering well into September. We are travelling during retrograde which is always a nightmare but I think I have enough tools in my tool belt to keep me sane. Therefore, there is no better time than to use this full moon to soak up the warmth of accomplishment, love and blessings!

If you find yourself in a similar position and need some ideas for a relaxing moon ritual here are some things you can do (or I plan to do) pick and choose as you see fit, but whatever you do, make sure you are 100% relaxed and open:

♥ Relaxing Bubble Bath– Use sea salt, essential oils, herbs, and incense to make it even more special. I like to line the tub with my favorite crystals and candles as well. The oils I prefer for relaxation or Lavender and peppermint (mixed). The lavender relaxes and the peppermint uplifts. My favorite incense to use to relax is bamboo or lilac (but I also have an Isis moon incense I love!).

Meditation– I know meditating is hard to do when there is a lot of energy going on but it is a perfect way to really relax and absorb what is going on around you. Even if it is just for a few moments, take those moments to thank yourself and the universe for always being there for you. Take slow deep breaths and inhale all the love that is surrounding you that you may take for granted on a daily basis. Exhale whatever is no longer serving you. I personally am a fan of lighting a shit ton of candles when I meditate and rubbing special blends of essential oils on my pulse points and breathing in deeply.

Creative Projects– I don’t mean getting out the hammer and tackling a Pinterest project like making a headboard out of pallets or anything. If that happens to relax you then do you…but those types of projects often result in tears of frustration and injury on my part. Recently I have started doodling and coloring. It has a similar effect as writing does for me, except it requires a lot less thought. It’s just getting feelings down on paper in a pretty way. It doesn’t have to have order, be perfect or make sense, so long as it comes from the heart and has a calming effect on you.

Bask in the Moonlight– I ALWAYS try to get outside to look at the full moon. I put my crystals out and my pickle jar full of water (to create new moon or full moon water that I use to bless my altar and my house).  Sitting out there and soaking up the energy always helps revitalize me. Truth be told I do not do this every full moon, especially in the summer because I am old and go to bed early. But this is a lunar eclipse! Tonight there will be special arrangements made.

If you find yourself very busy like I find myself tonight, do not feel bad if you need to do this tomorrow. The full moon energy lingers for a few days. Tonight it just so happens to be the strongest. I am doing one on one work with my sponsor and then going to a meeting, so I cannot fully dedicate my night to moon work and THAT IS OK!

I hope this moon finds you in a place of contentment. If not, manifest it and relax tonight. You deserve a little moon glow evening of relaxation.

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The Moon Journal You All Need + Info On Dark Moon in Cancer

The Moon Journal You All Need + Info On Dark Moon in Cancer

My dear friend got me this work book for my graduation gift and I have loved using it! Of course when I was active in my addiction again I didn’t really do more than skim through it because I was not spiritually in a good place. Now that my recovery and spiritual journey is at the forefront of my mind again I have found myself picking it up and re-reading it often. The passage about the dark moon coming up from July 21st – 22nd was so spot on for what I need in my life right now! They even provide a lovely ritual that you can do to banish what is no longer serving you and to manifest what you need in your life.  I would recommend anyone who follows moon phases to buy or download a copy of the Many Moons workbook. You can find it here: Many Moons

This moon is all about release so we can leave room for nourishment. I won’t get into the exact ritual the book recommends because I respect the author enough to recommend you purchase the book to receive the full benefit, but here is the spin I am doing on it.

Altar- ALL the amethysts and rose quartz crystals out in the center. I will be placing significant tarot cards for release and nourishment underneath the stones. I will also be doing the Biddy Tarot “Release and Let Go” seven card spread which goes as follows:

Here is the seven-card Tarot spread:

  • What am I feeling right now
  • Why am I feeling it so strong
  • How can I release this feeling
  • What is the feeling transforming into
  • How can I rise above
  • What is my new beginning
  • What have I learned

Source: Release and Let Go Tarot Spread

Also, some dark times have come and gone through my house while I was in relapse so I intend to sage the fuck out of it. Every corner, every inch with not only sage but Palo Santo and the smudge stick made from my sisters garden. I want to ensure all those little pesky negative energies are gone so my home can be warm and light again. At this time I will also put clear quartz at my open door as I am wafting the energies out to shield them from coming back in.

I feel like my recovery coming right at the dark moon is a sign. Between the date of recovery being 7/17/17 and this dark moon I feel like I spiritually have the tools to get through this. I am also taking the steps I need to make sure I am medically being taken care of. I have an evaluation for intensive outpatient this coming week.

Perhaps you don’t have as much darkness and troubles in your life right now, but everyone can do with a little releasing. Release your stress, anger, anxiety, whatever it is you are feeling, use this time to let it go.

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July’s Full Buck Moon

July’s Full Buck Moon

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The full moon will fall on July 8th or 9th  (depending where you live).

I particularly like the idea of this moon. It’s referred to as the buck moon because July is the time of year that all male deer have grown their antlers in. It’s also referred to as the blessing moon which is a beautiful thought. This is the full moon that falls right in the middle of the year and should be used to feel grateful for what you have instead of focusing on change or growth (something is generally a focus for full moons.) This time of year is about porch sitting, beach strolling, and long lazy days. It should only be fitting that you use this moon to sit back and reflect on your blessings.

This moon is also the calm before the storm. Just around the corner are the fall and winter Sabbats and many moon cycles that should be utilized for growth, recovery, change, etc.

So take this time to count your blessings. On full moon’s I usually banish the things I want to be rid of but during the blessing moon I am going to do the opposite. Instead of burning and banishing the negative, I am quite literally going to count my blessings.

On white paper with a white candle and palo santo burning, write down all the things you are grateful for. These can be blessings new and old. You can even write the blessings you would like to collect in the future. Take a moment to speak to your higher power (the universe, the God, the Goddess…whoever) and take extra care to give extra thanks for the many things you are blessed with.

If you have been in a rut and you can’t find your blessings at the ready try meditating and lighting a light blue candle. Light blue calms and relaxes. If you have been too stressed to notice your blessings, this can help keep your space Zen and chill enough for you to catch back up to the positive vibes that are surrounding you.

Blessed be!

The Full Strawberry Moon

The Full Strawberry Moon

As life has become more routine I am getting back into doing my hippie/wiccan things. Just last week my boyfriend and I had a reiki/relax night. I did reiki on both of us and then we took turns massaging each other with reiki music playing, crystals and candles everywhere…it was lovely and much needed! Tonight is the Full Strawberry moon and I am going overboard with this one.

Here is what the night will consist of:

  • Making moon water with clear quartz
  • Charging crystals (per standard)
  • A moon journal (detailing what goals I have for the entire moon cycle) including a spell for each moon phase going forward until the next full moon
  • A list of items to banish
  • A prayer
  • A letter to the universe asking it to help me manifest my goals

I am very lucky to have a partner that not only tolerates my moon rituals but also participates.

I have not been glowing love and light lately and have allowed a lot of things from both our pasts negatively impact my mood. It has consumed me and torn me apart and I need to refocus my energy on LOA and our present and our future together.

When you have been hurt, its easy to put walls up. Or in the words of Julia Michaels “got hands like an ocean, push you out pull you back in.” It’s not an intentional behavior to put walls up and try to guard myself but it happens from time to time and I need to release that blockage. I am going to end here because I have a LOT of hand written work to do for tonight. I hope this moon brings you all that you hope for and manifest.

Blessed be!

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Gravity is Working Against Me

Gravity is Working Against Me

On the way to work today I was feeling all over the place emotionally. This song came on shuffle that I haven’t heard in ages and it put things into perspective for me.

Gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down

Oh I’ll never know what makes this man
With all the love that his heart can stand
Dream of ways to throw it all away

Oh, gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down

Oh twice as much ain’t twice as good
And can’t sustain like one half could
It’s wanting more
That’s gonna send me to my knees

Oh gravity, stay the hell away from me
Oh gravity has taken better men than me (how can that be?)

Just keep me where the light is
Just keep me where the light is
Just keep me where the light is
C’mon keep me where the light is
C’mon keep me where the light is
C’mon keep me where keep me where the light is (oh, oh)

Gravity, John Mayer
Specifically the end of the song where he says “keep me where the light is”. As a person who struggles with anxiety, depression, body image struggles and empath issues (you know…ALWAYS feeling others energies and issues on top of mine) It’s not always easy to stay in the light. I truly do strive to but I’ve been slippin’. Tonight and tomorrow I am going to work on deep cleaning my house, weeding my garden, and manifesting all the things I want to come true for myself during this moon phase! I already made a list and feel super prepared and excited to get started. I thought when I awoke that I would just stay positive and vibrant all the time like all things in life (and the moon) we have phases.
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Waning Crescent Magick

Waning Crescent Magick

Starting on March 21st we will enter the waning crescent moon phase in Aquarius (my loves sign <3).

The waning crescent moon is the best time to clear your life of chaos or bring things to an end. If something has been plaguing you or stressing you out, now is the time to banish it. Serious threats however should be saved for the dark moon. Waning crescent is good for frustrations or annoying issues. This is the moon to give up a project or goal that is not coming to fruition, a relationship that isn’t working out, or friendships that  no longer serve you.

If you are not comfortable  yet with doing your own spell work you can search the internet for things such as “banishing spells” “spells for removal” or “protection spells”. Don’t fret if the spell requires things you don’t have. The most power comes from you setting your intention with the universe. Candles and other items just aid in the intention manifesting.

The candles you should burn during this moon phase should be white for protection and black for removal/banishing. Those are universal colors. You can find colored ones that serve your specific request better (pinterest and google are excellent sources for candle color and how it coincides with spell work). Remember when doing spell work to NEVER blow the candle out. ALWAYS  snuff it out and thank your higher power.

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