Posts tagged ritual
Full Moon in Taurus: Illuminating Relationships and Psychic Senses

As we near the end of October, the veil between our physical world and the psychic world tends to thin. The full moon closest to this time tends to illuminate that experience, as the full moon- which is in charge of psychic energy- and the sign of Taurus- which is arguably the most earth-centred of earth signs- blend together to remind us what we are made of; what we can access; who we are, as humans: a distinct mix of the two.

Additionally, Taurus is the sign that rules the planet Venus, which is currently retrograde. And boy- does this make for a GREAT dynamic!

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Aries Full Moon, Autumnal Equinox, and Planets a-Shiftin’: Spinning into Balance, Passion, Speaking Truth, and New Beginnings

This Aries full moon is arriving just after the Autumnal Equinox, amidst the crazy movements of all of these retrograde planets going direct. This is a time for imbalance turning to balance, for numbness and dissociation to turn into passion and motivation, for the mundane to turn into magic as we begin to turn into ourselves to prepare for hibernation and inner growth and integration.

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Full Moon in Capricorn (28 June 2018)

The horns have been blown, and you are being called to the top of your mountain.

Lots of intricacies are wrapped in the throes of this full moon, which falls in the sign of Capricorn. This full moon falls amidst a large retrograde season (read more about that here and here), and just before eclipse season (read about that here). The energies are potent, and it’s possible that you may feel challenged and/or bogged down at this point in life….

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Summer Solstice Ritual

The Summer Solstice is the time of the year when the sun rules over nature. It is the longest day and the shortest night, bringing us warmth, growth, and new heights to our growth. I specifically feel that this year's solstice has a theme of Self-Care, and really taking a time out to do something for YOU! Here is a small ritual that I have created to help you tap in in a deeper way…

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What on Earth is Going on In our Skies Right Now? (Full Moon in Scorpio and other things)

Okay, so, the full moon in Scorpio is happening on Sunday the 29th, and that’s a big deal. But really, it’s an even bigger deal because of the timing of everything else going on around it to enhance its energies- so let’s dive deep!

About this time last year, I couldn’t help but publish one of these suckers, as well. That is because the astrological skies have decided that April is the month to start working on ourselves, last year, and now, this year. It makes sense that Universe would be choosing the month of April to throw our Big Work at us….

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Full Moon in Libra

When I first started learning astrology when I was 11, Libra was always one of the signs I would get confused about. It confused me that it was an air sign, rather than an earth sign.

Balance has seemed like such an earthly thing to me from that point until just recently, when it has been made very apparent as to why Libra is an air sign…

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Halloween Ritual: A Silent Supper

Happy Halloween, all! It is that time of the year, again, when the veil is thinnest. Many people ask me what I do for Halloween, and the answer is multifold, as I celebrate throughout the month. Halloween is many things: It is the evening of the Hallowed from Catholic tradition, where the souls of our dead beloved are honoured, it is the trick-or-treat dress-up-in-costumes wonder of door-to-door spooks and smiles, it is the box office's favourite time of the year to bring in revenue for horror films, and it is an old Pagan Celtic holiday celebrating both the last harvest of the year through animal sacrifice so that the meat could be frozen through the winter, and also the thinning of the veil between our world and the astral realm.

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Full Moon in Aries, October 2017

Ooooooofff people, it’s time to feel that fiiiirrreeee!

Last month when the moon was full in Pisces, we were feeling all the feels. This month with the moon in Aries, it’s time to act on those feels. And it’s not like last month’s feels were fluffs and rainbows. Much of what seemed to be happening in general society, in 1-1 conversations with people and clients, and even in my personal life was gloomy and fear-based.

With last month’s full moon and Neptune retrograde in the same placement, many questions came up surrounding boundaries: Which lines were others crossing that made us uncomfortable? Or, which lines were not even established that we realised needed to? Where was there disease in our relationships? After sitting with those feelings for the last four weeks and starting to establish a bit of passion around the subject, the water has come to boil, and it’s time for those boundaries to be set! ….

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The Vitruvian Apple: An Autumnal Equinox Article and Ritual

It is at this time of the year in the northern hemisphere that the leaves start to change and the air gets a tad crisper. Or, well, if you happen to be in the Midwest right now, at 80 degrees Fahrenheit and humid maybe it doesn’t feel that way, so much. But it will come, soon enough.

Regardless, the Autumnal Equinox marks the seasonal change from summer into fall, from warmth into chill, from life into harvest of life, from light into darkness. It marks a change not only in nature, but within the Self. As the weather gets cooler, we tend to retreat inside a bit more often. In turn, we also tend to retreat into ourselves. Meditate a bit more (and yes, daydreaming and curling up by the fire watching movies counts). Introspect a bit more. Reflect a bit more….

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