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New Moon in Virgo

New Moon in Virgo

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It’s September 1st and the first new moon of the month, I can already feel that this will be an intense month. Even just today it’s been a mix of frustation – tears – laughing… all for no reason, that alone is frustrating!

This morning I sat down in my studio with my Many Moons workbook and a few decks of cards to do a new moon reading for myself. I am planning to spend this evening going over it and my notes that I already took, for now I’m leaving the spread on my table to soak in the new moon vibes and mingle with the void.

I lit my new moon candle, smudged out my space and myself with my favorite stick of palo santo, and grounded till I couldn’t feel the ground anymore. It felt good. Really good.

Looking at that bottom row of major’s… Some intense shit is stirring in my realm right now – mind, body, and spirit. I love how the the Hermit mirrors the 4 of Swords, I get the hint… rest and retreat is needed during this time of the void. After a crazy morning, I think it’s time that I start taking that message to heart.

The Fool urges me to let my spirit wander – that feels really good. I won’t go too much in depth with this reading as it was quite personal, but there were some hidden gems in there that will have me filling my journal pages later today.

My intentions for September are to simply explore, embrace, and go with the flow. I’m not going to push anything this month that doesn’t feel right, I’m going to listen to my intuition and stick with it. I want to expand my studies and get even more deep within the cards. I have a few new decks on the way to me in the new week or two, some that sparked my curiosity and one that gives me butterflies just thinking about it.

The Autumn Equinox is right around the corner and even though I don’t physically feel the season change, I can feel it within me… I can feel things slowly dyeing and retreating, the leaves on our trees have stopped growing and producing. Not yet falling off but still clinging on to that warmth and hope that the sun stays bright… don’t worry leaves, the sun is here for a little bit longer! I’m slowly creating my own wheel of the year, I was inspired by The Chaos Witch. One thing I have noticed is that the lizards on our wall are still out to play, so I’m watching them closely to see when they stop showing up. I’m also watching the weather closely, we are still in the middle of monsoons so I’m keeping an eye on those to see when they dry up. I want to know what fall is like for me here in my local area, I’ve never paid much attention to it like I am now. I feel like a scientist, picking apart every aspect of nature that I come across, looking for signs of fall everywhere I look.

I feel like I’m starting to ramble on this post, so I’ll leave it here. Happy new moon and happy September!

Full Moon Recap

Full Moon Recap

This was the first Full Moon or Esbat that I really engaged in and planned for, other than just leaving my stones out and pull a tarot card or two. My WomanMagick sisters and I did some distance work together, I made a jar of Moon water charged with the help of clear quartz and a skeleton key, and I did do a 3 card tarot reading for myself. Not only was it a fantastic esbat, but my moontime came this morning, so it’s the first time I’ve cycled with the moon and it feels awesome.

Last night after I finished my distance work (I call it an Energy Matrix when connecting with others for one purpose), when I walked away I felt like my heart chakra was exploding out of my chest (in a good way). Normally when I do tarot readings for others, I get a very pressure like feeling in my chest and gut when I feel I’ve connected to that person, or when my intuition tells me to pull a certain card. This is how I know I am connected and really engaged in a reading, this is also why I can’t do readings at times… if I don’t feel that sensation when doing a reading, I will immediately stop and put my cards away till later. I may touch base with this in another post though, it can be a wordy lol! So last night when I got that feeling intensely (I would say it felt 10x stronger last night), I knew I had made a fantastic connection! It was a great reassurance that my energy was sent and received.

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Later on, I reflected on the reading I did for myself and noticed something huge! I was using the Connected & Free Oracle, my first card was “what to release”… and it was the Heart card. When I first pulled my cards, I was a bit thrown off when I saw the Heart pop up, then when I thought back to the Energy Matrix, it all made sense. I release some of my heart chakra energy last night to our sister in the group! It was a great affirmation to se that card show up and to know that I truly felt that card. My other two cards were “what to keep” and “what to focus on till the New Moon”. It was a great reading for myself, I may use this deck more often for my esbats.

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I did leave out some moon water and charged it with one of my larger clear quartz, a skeleton key, and some of the flower petals that fell off from when I did the Energy Matrix. I plan on using the water for my plants in the kitchen! The petals were made into a mini mandala surrounding the key. The key was a last minute thing, I saw it on the windowsill and my intuition guided me to use it for the moon water, I see this as opening up the many possibilities to come for the plants, whether they are to aid in cooking, medicine or just my practice.

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Along with everything, I still left out some of my sacred tools and items to bathe under the moon. I’m going to be working with a few decks this cycle: Homestuck Tarot, Collective Tarot, Connected & Free Oracle, and my RWS. I also left out some stones that I work with regularly, my wooden crystal grid board, some candles, and other items.

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This moon was truly gorgeous last night, I watched her rise while we were loading the car after a grocery store run. She was glowing with a tint of yellow as she stood slightly above the horizon. Then as the dark creeped over the sky, I saw her peek through the clouds. It was a bit stormy last night, but I don’t think it rained. Mostly windy and some scattered thunder and lightening. Got to love a full moon on a stormy night.

The Moon is my Compass

The Moon is my Compass

Moon Mapping – Natal Charting – Astrology

I have been studying moon mapping and astrology for a couple months now and migrate it into my morning routine. I wake up, do yoga, sometimes meditate, then I’ll check to see which of my houses the moon resides. I’ll usually check to see if any planets are also resting in the house, then do my daily tarot, whether it’s a single card for studying or a mini spread for the day.  Everyone’s moon house will be different! If you are curious about moon mapping, houses, and learning about how to track your own natal chart, I highly recommend The Way of the Moon Journey by KV of Aquarius Nation! I’ve been using that book for a while now and it has taught me so much! It really helps you plan out the moon cycle according to your life, so you see road bumps coming ahead of time and can better prepare for them.

Since my daily card study has turned into my single card posts on the blog,  I’ve started adding my moon info to those posts (example: Waxing Moon in Libra // 4th House // Pluto, Saturn, Moon). So in case you have noticed that and were wondering what it all meant. I like to keep this info noted so that if I return to a card or reading I can see where the moon was on my chart, what planets were in that house, etc. So as you can see, my 4th house contains three planets for myself!

Some other tools I use to track my personal moon map:

  • iPhemeris Apple only I think, this is a bit pricey but it was exactly what I was looking for when looking up the daily moon degree and minute. I only use the iPhone app, would love to have the desktop version in the future!
  • Deluxe Moon It is for both iPhone and Android, as well as an online site! This is another go-to for me.
  • The Way of the Moon Journey book, bought here at Aquarius Nation. I also have the record book!

Also, be sure to check out Learn Astrology: Astro DIY on Little Red Tarot!

Full Moon in Taurus

Full Moon in Taurus

Happy Full Moon everyone!

Today’s moon is in Taurus and is known by many names such as the Beaver Moon, White Moon, Trading Moon, Dark MoonSnow Moon, and a few others. The November moon is all about nourishment, earthy grounding, honoring, taking a well deserved break and tapping into our senses.

Self care can be a big focus during this time so be sure to take some time to indulge and pamper yourself today, then carry it on till the weekend. It’s ok, you have permission to relax and enjoy!

Also, this is a great Moon to work with if you are wanting things to stick well and grow! So make some magic tonight!

 

New Moon

New Moon

Since my Lunar Flow course is starting today, I thought I would share my Moon altar with you all! I was instructed to set up a Moon altar for this course and being a huge lunar nut as is, I was thrilled to do this! The set up is not completely how I wanted but I’m happy with it, simple and sweet. We are working with amethyst for this course and a stone that we are drawn to… it’s a toss up for me since I’m highly drawn to the clear quartz yet love a few others. I keep big chunks of clear quartz everywhere, from next to my bed to in the kitchen. There is a meditation I will be doing this week that will help narrow in on the stone, so I’m curious which I will draw closer to since it may end up that I’m drawn to a completely different stone.

Hope everyone has a fantastic day and enjoys the New Moon! What are you bringing into your life this cycle?