Final Eclipse of 2016

I really do love Mercury retrograde. It allows me to slow down and work on old projects, rest, relax, retreat, etc.  But when you add everything else that is going on, especially with this intense full moon, it’s starting to get a bit annoying, tense and irritating.  Who’s with me?

Many of us will be relieved an happy when some of the current energy shifts.

Lunar Eclipse

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P.S. See my Lunar Eclipse Tarot Reading here:

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Three Eclipses in a Month!

August Lunations

About Eclipses

We are going to have three eclipses (very intense full and new moons) within the next month, beginning today.
  • Today we have an AIR Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 25 Aquarius, bringing an invigorating mental shift.
  • On Sept 1st we have an EARTH New Moon Solar Eclipse at 9 Virgo, which will bring some significant reorganization in our lives.
  • On Sept. 16 we will have a WATER Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 24 Pisces, that will be a more dreamy or spiritual experience.

How this effects you will depend a lot upon which houses (or life areas) these eclipses fall in your natal chart.  For me these eclipses will fall in my 2nd, 9th and 3rd houses.

1) MENTAL SHIFT IN: 2ND FINANCES AND SHARING BALANCE
2) REGORGANIZING: 9TH ASTRACT PHILOSOPHY EXPANSIVE
3) SPIRITUAL EXPANSION: 3RD COMMUNICATION, WRITING, SIBLINGS
“An eclipse is a far more potent lunation. Look to the house the eclipse falls in your natal chart. The affairs of that house will be activated. Does the eclipse fall on a planet in your natal chart? That planet will also be activated. The sign of the eclipse plays a role in the likely events that the eclipse will trigger.
Many people tend to fear eclipses, simply because they often bring about a crisis of sorts that leads to a significant event or change. However, this event or change can be very positive.

Eclipses are tied to changing circumstances. However, we are usually the ones to precipitate or to attract changes because our “inner guides” know that we need it. Human beings are progressive by nature, and although we might stay in situations that are making us miserable for longer than we should, deep down inside we know that change is necessary for growth.”

My post on eclipses
http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2013/11/eclipses_16.html

Three Eclipses this Month!

Today we have a Full Moon Prenumbral Lunar Eclipse at 25 Aquarius. Be sure to look for personal planets around 25 degrees Aquarius (and Leo, Taurus or Scoprio ).  Also look up the houses where the eclipse falls within your chart.

Lunar Eclipse Aquarius

We will have another eclipse on Sept. 1st, a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 9 degrees Virgo.  Be sure to look for personal planets around 9 degrees Virgo (and Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius).  Also look up the houses where the eclipse falls within your chart.

Setting Your New Moon intention when there is an Eclipse

 
Normally we want to set our intentions for the next month on the New Moon or just after it becomes exact, watching to not do it when the moon is void of course.  When there is an eclipse we want to wait about 48 hours because the energy is intensified.  You may want to wait until we feel more grounded.

And then we will have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse  24 Pisces on Sept. 16th at!   Be sure to look for personal planets around 24 degrees Pisces (and Virgo , Gemini or Sagittarius).  Also look up the houses where the eclipse falls within your chart.

Leos, is your birthday within 5 days of August 18th?  Virgos, is your birthday within 5 days of Sept. 1st, or within 5 days of Sept 16th.
“It’s vital you guard your health if an eclipse falls within five days of your birthday, or if it falls almost exactly opposite your birthday. and If an eclipse falls on your birthday, or within five days of your birthday, the year that follows that particular birthday will be a critical one for you.” Susan Miller

September Lunation

The crystal for 25 Aquarius is 

AQUARIUS 25

Birthdays – February 12 – 14
Key Word – Uniqueness

Crystal – Chalcedony Rosette
Attributes – Chalcedony Rosette is a stone for helping you unfurl into a brighter day just like the flower it depicts. It will aid you in being more sociable and receptive to others. Chalcedony Rosette encourages you to speak out and express yourself clearly. Physically chalcedony rosette helps with ailments of the stomach, skin, mucous membranes, respiratory tract, glands and tissues.
Message – Supernatural, intuitive, creative wisdom.
Focus – You have an ability to restore balance and to rise above commonality.

Affirmation – I search for higher knowledge.

The crystal for 24 Pisces is 

                                     Dolomite.Picture

Birthdays – March 13 – 15
Key Word – Cultivation

Crystal – Dolomite
Attributes – Dolomite enhances your feelings of joy in living your life. It has a restorative effect and it encourages you to stabilise your constant mood swings. Dolomite will help you discover you personal abilities and act upon them. Physically dolomite stimulates the circulation, digestion and metabolism. It will strengthen the heart.
Message – Tolerance, communal harmony, group attention and focus.
Focus – Working with the hopes and ambitions of others, you support  successful coexistence.
Affirmation – I devote time and thought to manifesting positive outcomes in my life.

The crystal for 9 Virgo is

VIRGO 9

Birthdays – August 31 – September 2
Key Word – Experiment

Crystal – Turritella Agate
Attributes – Turritella Agate is a stone of personal connection with one’s past – ancestry, homeland, and the country from which those ancestors came. As a record keeper crystal, it may be used to gain access to the wisdom of past worlds and past life recall. It opens communication between the plant and mineral kingdom, providing access to information beneficial in healing the planet. If buried in land that has been neglected or polluted, Turritella Agate cleanses and re-vitalises. Its healing energies can be projected if placed on a map or photo of an endangered area.
For frequent travellers, Turritella Agate protects against danger, alleviates fears, and keeps the connection to loved ones at home. Agate is especially effective against traffic accidents.
An excellent fertility crystal, Turritella Agate increases the chances of success with IVF, artificial insemination and other fertility treatments.
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the “baby blues” sometimes experienced after giving birth.
Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs. It helps writers express ideas in marketable form, and helps young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older. Agate also promotes marital fidelity.
Message – Venture into the future; investigate new ideas; make predictions.
Focus – Your heightened perspective and transference of important ideas lead to new realisations for oneself and others.
Affirmation – I feel free to express my genius.

You can always look at “This Week in Astrology” at Cafe Astrology to see if there is a significant lunation in the week.

What Sign is the Moon in?

First we can consider the sign that the Moon is in, in general.  The moon changes sign about every 2.5 days, taking a lunar month to traverse the sky and our charts.

When the Moon is in Aquarius

” Attraction to all that is new and unusual, and an instinctive need for improvement, characterize the Moon in Aquarius. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional, and interactions are more impersonal than personal, under this influence. This is a time that promotes social gatherings, dealing with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas, and progressive changes. We are open to new methods of doing things and we have our eye on the future. It can be hard to stick to schedules now, as personal freedom is most important to us. The Moon in Aquarius generally favors the following activities: Unusual or radical undertakings, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group.”
Air Eclipses: wind storms

  • Aquarius: ideas, insemination, lightening, electricity, don’t get a haircut, ice

When the Moon is in Virgo

“We instinctually gravitate towards practical activities under the influence of a Virgo Moon. In an urge to set things right, we might easily find ourselves re-organizing and rethinking plans. Emotional satisfaction comes from solving problems, making order out of confusion, and helping others. Health matters might come into focus. We notice the smaller parts that make up the whole, and instead of letting nagging details bother us, we might work on ironing them out so that we can feel more confident moving ahead.   The Moon in Virgo generally favors the following activities: Mental pursuits, work activities, services, and routines. Activities that would benefit from tending to details.”
Earth Eclipses: grains, earth/dust storms
  • Virgo: prolitariate, liver, thyroid
Virgo: prolitariate, liver, thyroid
When the Moon is in Pisces
“Your life takes on a kind of mystical quality at the emotional and instinctive levels now. Dreams and illusions, forgiveness, and understanding human frailties: these things arouse deep feelings. The past and the future intermingle, and the barriers between people dissolve – there is the key to the greater psychic and spiritual sensitivity you feel now. “
Water Eclipses: bring water related tragedies or storms
  • Pisces: depression, oceans, lack of boundaries, mysticism, sleepy, meditation

Aquarius Full Moon

What is happening at the lunations?

Every new moon (and full moon) is different because it falls in a different sign.  When the moon is new it is in the same sign as the Sun because, by definition, they are conjunct and the moon is between the earth and the sun.  When the moon is full it is in the opposite sign from the Sun because, by definition, they are the farthest from each other, with the earth between them.

What is happening at a lunar eclipse?

  1. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth’s shadow blocks all the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface. Eclipses of the Moon happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned to form an almost or exact straight line.

HOUSES

What houses are the new and full moon eclipses falling in your chart?

So an important thing to consider is the house in your natal chart where the lunation is falling, as well as any planets that might be nearby.

“The job of an eclipse is to shine a glaring ray of truth to the part of your life that is being touched, and truth will likely arrive in a startling way. “ Susan Miller

So you will need to look at your chart.  I recommend pulling it up at http://astro.com (use the free extended charts, natal and transits option) or you can order from me.
Here is my chart showing the Moon conjunct the Sun (new moon), in my 3rd house (and on my tsquare).

Here is my chart showing the Moon opposes the Sun (full moon), in my 9th house (on my Midheaven).
Not sure what all those glyphs (symbols) mean?
So for me, the new moon lunar eclipse fall in my 3rd house, and the full moon solar eclipse falls in my 9th.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in my 2nd House

Example

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in my Second House
SECOND: A Lunar Eclipse in the second house, you may get a cosmic push to make necessary financial changes in your life. Sharing issues come into focus, as do issues of power–what’s yours and what’s mine. Your comfort zones matter, and now is the time to take care of your own needs without eclipsing the needs of others. A financial settlement, the beginning or end of a particular debt, and other such scenarios can be part of the picture now. – See more at:http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2013/11/eclipses_16.html#sthash.WtTP4orn.9lDiEL8p.dpuf
New Moon Solar Eclipse in my 9th House
New Moon Solar Eclipse in my Ninth House
NINTH: The focus is on the development of abstract or intangible thought. Questions of morality, ethics, religious practices, and philosophical issues are addressed in an attempt to develop a personal guide; a foundation and a sense of structure for living life. During Solar Eclipse’s influence, higher education, cultural expansion, and travel experiences play a part in the individual’s exploration for wisdom and truth. – See more at:http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2013/11/eclipses_16.html#sthash.WtTP4orn.dpuf 
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in my 3rd House
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in my Third House
THIRD: A Lunar Eclipse in the third house, there may be some sort of drama surrounding communication, modes of transportation, schooling, mobility, neighbors, or siblings. Daily routines can change dramatically. There may be a major event in the life of a sibling. There could be a publishing offer or you might be in a position to promote yourself. Travel or education plans may come to fruition. You might gain an entirely different perspective on a matter.

Astrology of Solar Eclipses through the houses

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Upcoming Lunations

  • Sep 22nd, 2016: Autumnal Equinox/Mabon
  • Sep 23rd, 2016: Mercury Direct at 15 degrees of Virgo
  • Sep 30th, 2016: New Moon at 8 degrees Libra, 8:11 PM
  • Oct 16th, 2016: Full Hunter’s Moon at 23 degrees Aries, 12:23 AM
  • Oct 30th, 2016: New Moon at 7 degrees Scorpio, 1:38 PM
  • Oct 31st, 2016: Samhain
  • Nov 14th, 2016: Full Beaver Moon at 22 degrees Taurus, 8:51 AM
  • Nov 29th, 2016: New Moon at 7 degrees Sagittarius, 7:18 AM
  • Dec 13th, 2016: Full Cold Moon at 22 degrees Gemini, 7:05 PM
  • Dec 20th, 2016: Mercury Retrograde at 15 degrees Capricorn
  • Dec 22nd, 2016: Yule/Winter Solstice
  • Dec 29th, 2016: New Moon at 7 degrees Capricorn, 1:53 AM
  • Jan 9th, 2017: Mercury Direct at 28 degrees of Sagittarius

Lunation Calendar 2016

Introductory Astrology and Calendar

– See more at: http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2016/08/eclipses-august-and-september.html#sthash.pgEtn8ud.dpuf

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Galaxies of Rainbows!

Jane

Closing this Eclipse Cycle

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(image: http://nianluain.com/)

The Lunar Eclipse is upon us. We are at the Door Way. We have arrived. You have arrived. It is time to step forward through the portal and into the next chapter of life. Check your ego at the door. Leave your wounds behind. They are not worthy of the new you. Leave them in the dust where they belong.

The Sun is in its exaltation in Aries, shining forth the true power of you. The Moon is reflecting this glory. Let that exalted energy flow into your heart.

You’ve recently been baptized within the healing waters of the Pisces Stellium, those waters are still washing your wounds clean as the magic of the South Node pours down on Chiron.

Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to let the purifying fires burn away all that no longer serves you. Rise up out of the ashes of pain and ego and step through the door, into your freedom of being healed.

The Sun is exalted. Venus is exalted. You are exalted. Hold your head high and step through the doorway into your power. Stand tall. Stand free. Let’s all stand together in our new found glory.

I’ll see you on the other side.
Light and Love 💕

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Meghan Lynn

Read her earlier posts: The World Between Eclipses and Healing Eclipse


In March, we’ve had two eclipses. Be sure to look for personal planets around 18 degrees Pisces (and Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius) for the Solar Eclipse New Moon we had on March 8th and 3 degrees Libra (and Aries, Cancer or Capricorn) for today’s Lunar Eclipse Full Moon.  Also look up the houses where these two eclipses fall within your chart.
– See more at: March Eclipses and Eclipse Cycles

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The World Between Eclipses

 

We are in an extremely fated moment in time, the magical world between Eclipses. Tuesday’s Solar Eclipse opened the portal for us to step into this realm of no-man’s land in between. With Pisces as the gatekeeper of this sacred space we have been thrust into deep, spiritual depths.

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Today you may feel as if you are lost in a Hall of Mirrors with Mercury conjunct Neptune and The Sun conjunct both Chiron and the South Node.
Neptune is weaving a magical illusion over our minds, blurring the edges of reality. Relax and surrender into this, overthinking is not on the menu, be wary of this lest you miss a Divine message meant to guide you on your healing.
As you travel through this Hall of Mirrors do not get distracted by the many versions of You that you shall see reflected back to you. Perhaps some of them were you, but you are no longer them, You are You. Here and Now. Healing your reality. Becoming the You that you were meant to be.
Some of these reflections may be painful, the Sun on Chiron is illuminating your deep wounds through these reflections. But you are not your reflection, your wounds no longer serve you. To heal them you must not partake in the pain anymore, rather drink from the beauty of the hard won strength your past has delivered to you. Drink the beauty in deep, it is a healing nectar. And then move on. You are not lost, the true reflection of you will be shown to you, for once the Sun has illuminated the wounds of Chiron the Sun will then conjunct the South Node, the truth of what must be left behind will be clear. Your path shall be revealed and love will be the torch in the darkness. Love will light your way.

Light and Love 💕
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Meghan Lynn

Healing Eclipse

What a beautiful, unique and healing Total Solar Eclipse we have tonight in the mystical sign of Pisces!

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With Chiron and the South Node conjuncting this magical alignment we are facing the ultimate letting go and release of all that does not serve our purpose and our growth.
Say goodbye to the old wounds you’ve carried along with you. They are not old friends, you do not owe them pomp or circumstance. You owe it to yourself to be healed. To be free. Send those fears packing. Bury them in an unmarked grave if you must. Let them lie.
The opposition in Virgo will hand you the shovel…

Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo are challenging you to step beyond yourself and into this fated portal between Eclipses with open arms and open hearts. Embrace your destiny by healing your reality. You chose this time, you chose your healing. You know suffering was not meant for you. The healing is beautiful. You are beautiful. We all are, and we all are healing together.
Light and Love 💕

Meghan Lynn, Light and Love Astrology

 

meghanMeghan is new to the online scene, but she has been studying both Astrology and Tarot since she was 12 years old! She combines intuitive, heart based channeling to her Astrology and Tarot practice to deliver unique and loving messages meant to guide and inspire. Meghan also dabbles with Numerology, Syncretism, and Hermetic Philosophy. Recently having discovered her Star Seed origins, she knew it was time to start sharing her words and vision with like minded souls. She cannot wait to delve into this new and fascinating topic with her new-long lost Star Seed friends! 

 

 

Aries Full Moon ~ Lunar Eclipse ~ Sept. 2015

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This upcoming Full, Harvest, Blood, Super Moon (are you still with me? 😉 ) has been causing quite a stir in both the astrological community and some religious groups. It is the final of a quad (or tetrad, as it’s been called) of SuperMoons we’ve been having that kicked off on April 15, 2014. Some see it as a great push forward in the Collective Shift in Consciousness that has been occurring over the past 4 years….
While others in Judeo-Christian sects see it as a harbinger of Doom, yes that was a capital D. Watch out now….
http://judeochristianchurch.com/2014-2015-blood-moon-tetrad-mean
I see it as a wonderful opportunity to use the mighty Aries energy to rocket us forward to wonderful new endeavors! Using ritual is a way to guide our intentions so that our rocket doesn’t end up sputtering down into the ocean… Forward momentum is great, but when it’s undirected it can turn tragic. This is where we need to take that extra step and create a channel for this powerful energy to flow through in a positive direction! Before we get to ritual ideas, let’s learn more about this specific moon…
~ Druyan
Event Chart:
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The full moon at 4 degrees Aries on Sunday September 27th is also a total lunar eclipse…
“An eclipse is a far more potent lunation. Look to the house the eclipse falls in your natal chart. The affairs of that house will be activated. Does the eclipse fall on a planet in your natal chart? That planet will also be activated. The sign of the eclipse plays a role in the likely events that the eclipse will trigger.
Many people tend to fear eclipses, simply because they often bring about a crisis of sorts that leads to a significant event or change. However, this event or change can be very positive.
Eclipses are tied to changing circumstances. However, we are usually the ones to precipitate or to attract changes because our “inner guides” know that we need it. Human beings are progressive by nature, and although we might stay in situations that are making us miserable for longer than we should, deep down inside we know that change is necessary for growth.”

What is a Super Moon?

“A Supermoon is a full Moon or a new Moon at its closest point to Earth; also called perigee. A Supermoon looks around 12 to 14% bigger than its counterpart, the Micromoon. A Supermoon can be full or new.”

What is a Blood Moon?

“Most of us in astronomy had not heard the term Blood Moon to describe a lunar tetrad until a few years ago, but now the term has gained widespread use in the media. The origin of the term is religious, at least according to Christian pastor John Hagee, who wrote a 2013 book about Blood Moons. We at EarthSky don’t have any special knowledge about the Blood Moons of Biblical prophesy. But, since they’re moons and since people are asking us, we wanted to provide some info. Follow the links below to learn more about Blood Moons.”
When the Moon is in Aries
We’re motivated by a strong desire to start fresh. A gut instinct to start something new is with us now, as well as the gumption to do so. Our pioneering impulses are strong, and we feel energetic, spontaneous, and enthusiastic. We may also be tactless and impulsive now. Excess energy is best channeled into physical activity.
The Moon in Aries generally favors the following activities: Quick actions that yield immediate results. Undertakings that involve the self and the personality. (Staying power may be lacking). Self-assertion, taking on challenges, beginning short-term projects.
Read more about this specific Full Moon at:
And for a more in-depth analysis of Eclipses, here:
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Now onto the ritual components for this Aries Full (HarvestBloodSuper) Moon….
Aries is associated with the Root Chakra:
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CRYSTAL GUIDANCE CRYSTAL TIP — ROOT CHAKRA CRYSTALS (listed clockwise starting with the upper right hand corner): Bloodstone, Red Calcite, Chiastolite, Garnet, Hematite, Mookaite Jasper, Red Jasper, Jet, Lodestone (Magnetite), Black Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian, Black Onyx, Petrified Wood, Ruby, Smoky Quartz, Shungite, Red Tiger’s Eye, Black Tourmaline.

This is by no means all of the Root chakra crystals, but these are among some of my favorites. Which are your favorite crystals to use for balancing your Root chakra?

• Essential Oils: Patchouli, Myrrh
• Herbs: Dandelion, Elder Blossom, Ginger, Lime Blossom, Sweet Flag, Valerian

• Recommended Therapies: Barefoot, being outdoors lying on the ground, massage, physical exercise, sleeping enough but not too much.

• Affirmation: “I am safe, secure, grounded, and centered upon Mother Earth.”

Find even more information at:
http://www.crystalguidance.com/articles/chakras.html

Essential Oils & Herbs for Aries:
Peppermint essential oil or leaf ~ helps with headaches often brought on by Aries energy by reducing over-assertiveness.
Cinnamon essential oil or powder ~ helps sustain energy levels in the body, prevents “burnout” and fatigue.
Rose Otto essential oil or Rose Petals ~ reduces stress & tension and stimulates the energy of love, both for the self and others.
Please be very careful with essential oils, they are very potent substances and should never be applied to the skin undiluted, nor ingested. For this blend of oils (peppermint and cinnamon can irritate the skin),  use a diffuser to create an intoxicating aromatherapy experience or brew the leaves, bark & petals for a magickal full-moon tea! As you sip (or smell) , focus on setting a clear path of intention towards whatever positive, new endeavors you want in your life. Remember you can be very specific OR you can ask the Universe to bring you to the path that will serve the most good.
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To help you craft your ritual, here’s a great article of what to do/not do during this powerful energy: http://www.newworldastrology.com/AriesFullMoon.html

If you are either unable to procure these items, or wish to use the power of intention alone, this is a fantastic visualization ritual via Mooncircles:
The special thing about ritual is that we are connecting the power that is with-IN us to the power with-OUT; it is in this place where we can manifest.
As the Buddha said:
We are what we think…
All that we are,
arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts
we make our world.
*Full Moon Blessings*
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❤ Druyan

New Moon Rituals

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It is that time again! A new moon. A clean slate. A time set our intentions for what we want the next lunar cycle to bring us. It has been suggested that due to the additional event of an eclipse, one should wait 48 hours after the moon has reached her darkest phase to do any intention-setting ritual. If you intend to do releasing ritual do so while the moon is still in her Black Phase. If you’re wanting to bring things to you, do your ritual after she has turned new…. keeping in mind the eclipse energy can throw a wrench in things, hence the suggested cool-off period.

Lunar Calendar:
http://lunaf.com/lunar-calendar/2015/09/

There are so many ways we can utilize the energy of this New Moon, there is no right or wrong when it comes to ritual. All that is called for is that you believe. Here are some suggestions to help enhance this powerful time…..

Dark Moon Releasing Ritual: I love to do an old fashioned burning when the moon is not quite new (Dark Moon). The most appealing part of ritual for me is it’s aesthetic quality, so I make sure that whatever I do feels beautiful. Use a nice piece of fabric or a scarf laid out, placing whatever items feel special to you. I like to set out intuitively chosen crystals, along with candles, incense or diffused essential oils (some oils associated with Virgo are Caraway, Clary Sage, Cypress, Dill, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Honeysuckle, & Patchouli). Have a nice ceramic or other fire-safe bowl ready along with pen & paper, matches or a lighter and some water for fire-safety. Sit quietly for a few moments, settling the mind, breathing deeply and relaxing the body. When you feel ready, ask yourself what it is in your life that is acting as a block or preventing you from moving forward…. fear, worry, anxiety (remember we are only dealing with ourselves here, so as tempting as it may be to write the name of your ex or your boss, that is a big no-no!) whatever words come to your mind, write them on the paper. Fold the paper, hold it for a few moments putting your intention to release the grip these words have on your well-being. When the time feels right, carefully light the paper in your bowl, watching as the fire sends your intentions out to the Universe! When you are done, thank the Universe, God/dess, Source, Your Higher Self etc… for helping you in this moment, then scatter the ashes into the earth. As an addition you can also use a smudge stick after to close out the ritual and purify your space.

druyanritualBy: Druyan

Casting a Circle: I wanted to share my thoughts on circle casting. Such a unique part of the craft, it is one of my favorite parts of ritual and I even find myself casting a circle for simple tarot readings at times! The power of the elements surrounding you, the charge of the shield you create, and knowing that you have transcended to the world between worlds is a pretty cool feeling!

One of the oldest magical activities is circle casting! If you are new to witchcraft, this is one of the first skills you should practice, it is the basis for all magical rituals (usually. However some Wiccans practice without circles -you can essentially perform magick anywhere, but circle casting is generally done at the beginning of any magical ceremony)….

Full Ritual here:

https://modernmagick.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/casting-circles/

circle2By: Jade Wolfwriter / https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMysticHealer

Ritual Bath: Ideas for magickal ritual bath tea: Epsom salt, Sea salt, Sage, Mint, Lavender, Oatmeal, Flower petals (make sure they aren’t flowers that trigger allergies), and Essential oils (I really like lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus and mint for a fresh and relaxing bath experience).

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Most of these ingredients float right on top of the water (oatmeal sinks), adding a magickal element of beauty – along with heavenly scents and textures. And of course, the spirit of the ingredients of choice!
While in the bath, you can meditate, chant or do a guided meditation, whatever suits your needs.
It’s easy to clean up, simply scoop the solid ingredients off the top of the water with a cup or some kind of screen.

ritualbathBy: Flyfree Lexi / https://www.facebook.com/flyfreedesign?fref=ts

And last but certainly not least, an abundance ritual featuring the ever-popular Abundance Check by Crystal Guidance…. this should be done after the moon is new.

Prosperity Ritual:

http://www.crystalguidance.com/articles/prosperity.html

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Now, one of the most important thing about the abundance ritual is to keep what you’re asking for in perspective…. keep it in alignment with need, not greed! 😉

ProsperityBy: Jen / www.crystalguidance.com

With this one, you can also try getting creative by not limiting what the Universe can provide to money… play around with whatever you need to come into your life and watch the Universe respond!

New Moon Blessings from all of us at SacredMoonGrove…. ❤

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Eclipse in Virgo

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Sept 13th, 2015: New Moon eclipse (Solar) at 20 degrees Virgo, 2:41 AM, Sunday

Tomorrow is the first of two eclipses we have this month (not to mention Mercury going retrograde 5 days later on 9/17).  It will be a partial Solar Eclipse that happens when the moon and sun are in the same area of the sky, thus a new moon, and the moon is essentially in front of the sun, between the sun and earth.  (The full moon on 9/27 will be a Lunar Eclipse, in which the earth is between the opposing Sun and Moon).  The new moon in Virgo at 20 degrees will also be opposing transiting Chiron in Pisces. (Look for personal planets in your chart 16-24 Virgo, Gemini, Sag, Pisces 16-24 Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn).

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Anytime the moon is in Virgo, we will be feeling practical, thoughtful and oriented towards details as well as service to others.  When we have a new moon, the effects are about 2.5 days in terms of aspects, but last until the following full moon.   “In the sign of Virgo, work and health matters will be a major focus on a personal level. This eclipse is about new beginnings regarding work, attention to details, fitness, health regimes, and daily routines (source).” When we have an eclipse we are beginning a much longer cycle of effects, up to six months (and we have two this month).  We have also been having eclipses on this virgo-pisces axis already!

http://www.cafeastrology.com/lunationseclipses.html

“Flaws in an important system in our lives are revealed around the time of the eclipse, prompting us to redo or to start fresh. We may find ourselves completely re-working this area of life… For some, a new “calling” will surface in the coming six months. A new line of work that better matches our inner nature, desire to serve, or emotional make-up may unfold in the months following this eclipse.” (source)

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Keep in mind that normally we want to set our intentions for the next month on the New Moon or just after it becomes exact, watching to not do it when the moon is void of course.  When there is an eclipse we want to wait about 48 hours because the energy is intensified.  You may want to wait until we feel more grounded, September 15th.

I have tried to follow the new and full moon lunations in my life, by placing them into my chart to see which house arena they fall into.  I also like to follow the lunar phases in application to my Expressing Your Truth focus on authentic fashion expression.

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The magical energy of the new moon is for setting new intentions (though wait 48 hours due to the eclipse). You can use it to commit to new ways you are going to be creative or develop something new in your life. You can use this time to dream your closet. What do you want to fill it with? What do you want to draw in to you? How is your closet feeling energetically for you? is it supporting you? What is needed to enhance this? This is a great time to build your pinterest boards, create polyvores or even make photoshop collages or paper ones.
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Since this new moon is in Virgo, this is a practical time for reorganizing! The magical energy of an eclipse is for releasing things from your life, so this is also a time to cull your closet to make room for the new.

Look up where 20 degrees Virgo falls in your house, for the new moon:

http://www.cafeastrology.com/newmooninhouses.html

and solar eclipse:

http://www.lunarliving.org/moon/astrology-solareclipses-zodiachouses.html

I find http://astro.com to be very generous in helping run natal and transit charts and I also sell several chart products on my astrological counsel blog.

See more of the details at:

http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2015/09/solar-eclipse-in-virgo-sept-13th.html

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