According to Vedic Astrology, planets mature at certain ages which means they come to their full potential. The ages of maturity for the planets are as follows: Sun- 21 Moon- 24 Mercury- 32 Mars- 28… More
Our final New Moon before the Cosmic New Year is starting off with a bang! There is a build up of tension right now as you are itching for something new and yet it’s taking its sweet Pisces time. This is a unique NM because it has happening just a couple of days before the Spring Equinox. We have an ending and beginning together- it feels like you are looking through your rear window into your front window. New things are coming, but you can’t seem to grasp it yet.
What is New Was Once Old
The New Moon is taking place in the Nakshatra of Purva Bhadrapada- the feet of the funeral cot.
The energy here is asking you to leave behind the old in favour of the new. We need to be looking at the glass as half full and not empty.
A New Moon in Pisces is always tricky because we have foot in the past and one foot in the future. I have noticed people who have this natal placement struggle with change as they are too attached to the past and usually experience things in their life that forces them to detach from their known identity. I happened to be born on a New Moon in Pisces so I definitely know how it feels to be looking both ways at once.
Grace Kelly was born on a New Moon in Pisces in the Nakshatra of Purva Bhadrapada and her life story is a classic example of how these energies can play out. She was a successful Hollywood actress who was forced to give up her career for her new royal title of Princess of Monaco. Her acting career haunted her throughout her royal life as it was believed she never quite got over her retirement. She made the best of her royal career by playing her most important role yet- the role of Princess of Monaco.
Case in point- if you feel a sense of anxiousness about letting go of the past and what awaits you after the Spring Equinox, know that you have created a firm emotional foundation this year with all of the Pisces energy we experienced thus far which will carry you into your next phase.
Rear Window, the Hitchcock suspense film that was career defining for Grace Kelly is the perfect New Moon in Pisces metaphor. It’s helpful to look out your rear window every now because you never know what you might see. Our past informs our present which dictates our future. At the end of the film, James Stewart was able to catch the murderer because he looked out his rear window into the lives of his neighbours. Look back on your past at this New Moon, because it will tell you a lot about what’s to come and will minimize feelings of frustration.
We have some intense action with Mars which shows an inner frustration with how little is manifesting for you right now.
A semi sextile to Uranus suggests looking at things from a different perspective by paying extra close attention to omens at this lunation.
Mars trine Uranus will help to combat some of the frustrations you have by helping you to think differently about your situation.
What first drew me to this book was the element of folk magic and healing. As someone with a European background, I was interested to learn more. I am also familiar with Hexe Claire’s Youtube videos on Lenormand cards, so I knew her book would be informative.
Magical Healing includes chapters on when the best time is to heal according to the days of the week, which gods and goddesses to call upon, and how to protect yourself during the process and much more. I must say none of the above mentioned healing techniques are unique to German folk medicine. If you are well versed in Wicca or Paganism, then you will already have a very good grasp of these. I enjoyed the chapter on ‘Healing Techniques’ that were specific to folk healing such as blowing, spitting, egg applications, and so forth. The chapter that really got to the heart of folk healing was the chapter on spells and powerful words. When I think of folk medicine, I think of magic mixed with superstition and this is what was laid out in this chapter. There are spells on how to treat burns, spells for cold and fevers, disjointed bones, eczema, and so much more. These spells don’t require additional tools, just a strong belief that they will work. Hexe mentions throughout this chapter that she has recited these short little spells when she has injured herself, and miraculously healed as a result. The accomanying chapters provide information on healing herbs and stones, once again, nothing goundbreaking, although the chapter on stones looked at fossils as opposed to your typical crystals which was unique and refreshing.
Overall I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t as much folk magic included as I thought there was going to be, however, I think this was a safe first attempt that would not be intimidating or irresponsible for the readers to use.
Something has happened to time. Last week the days felt out of order……..
Mercury and Venus both entered Aries from being in Pisces, and I have noticed when ever we shift from Pisces to Aries we experience a dimensional shift. We’re crossing thresholds and jumping timelines.
I thought I would share my fave movies about the concept of TIME.
Somewhere in Time
My goodness, I truly feel it is one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever seen on film. I won’t give away the plot, but let’s just say that love transcends time, and that we’re all here to experience unconditional love. This story was beautiful as it was told from a man’s point of view, which was refreshing, as I think cinema has been known to distort the love that a man can have for the woman he loves. From the reviews I’ve read of this film, many men could relate to Christopher Reeve’s character.
What really makes my heart flutter, is the possibility that your soul mate may have lived in another era, or that one day, you will encounter this soul.
I highly recommend you watch this film if you love romance, period pieces, and beautiful costumes and music. In fact, there is even a big fan club dedicated to this film.
If you believe in the divine timing of all things, make time to watch this romantic story.
A heart-wrenching love story set during the early 20th century New York. There’s demons, the cosmos, spirit animals, romance, and reincarnation. A gorgeous blend of fantasy and romance that will make you believe that love never dies.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
A man pops in and out of his lover’s life from the time she is a little girl until the time he is an old man. A story about jumping timelines all for the sake of love. The chemistry between Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana is passionate and will certainly make you tear up at points and make you believe that love has no time limit.
The Age of Adaline
Blake Lively plays a young woman who experiences a near death cosmic event that prevents her from aging. She has trouble sustaining a relationship because of this and as a result, tells a beautiful story about risking everything for love. Time stands still when you fall in love.
An interesting story about time as currency and what people are willing to risk to acquire more time.
I am a hugge film lover, so if you would like to see more movie recommendations, please comment down below!
You know you’re in the process of letting go when all you want to do is hold on to it. Our basic instinct is to save what is dying because we are not conscious in our conception phase. This is when the universe takes the reigns for a short bit while we are in a jumbled mess of emotions. We end up feeling extra emotional during transitional phases because we are being forced to follow our feelings like an invisible thread. Following that thread usually takes you to the unconscious beginning of that end. For example, when a relationship is ending you naturally feel sad. When you follow that sadness it will lead you to the feeling that got you into you that relationship. Maybe it was a lack of self love? Things end as they began, so perhaps the key to sustaining something is through growth. A seed is never meant to be a seed forever. It has to flower eventually. When a plant dies it returns every part of itself to the soil and becomes a seed once again. I have known people who owned the same plants for 20 + years. It’s not unheard of but does require tender loving care a.k.a sensitive attention to its needs. When we experience a positive new beginning we are excited and optimistic. Unfortunately those feeling soon ware off once we become caught up in routine, responsibility, expectation, and the need for recognition. These become blocks to our conscious awareness. We bottle up irritability, hurt, and stress out if fear that if we were to express them, we would lose our relationship or job or whatever it might be. Imagine what would happen to our plant if we stopped enjoying the beauty of the plant and got caught up in having to water it everyday and remove its dead leaves? You would lose interest in the plant, ignore it, and eventually it would die. The minute we stop being conscious participants in our own growth, that relationship or job dies.
With all of the Astrology and occultic subjects I have studied, I have come to learn that the only free will we have is how we choose to respond to events in our life. If we take time to be present in our endings we will realize that we abused the gift of its beginning. If you are someone who has experienced alot of death and rebirth in your life it’s because there is some major theme that has not been made conscious in order to be released. There is a huge difference between abrupt endings and death and that is…..Consciousness. Most of us have not experienced a true death ( I don’t mean physical death) more often we have experienced things ending suddenly or unexpectedly. This is the higher self’s way of giving you a time-out. Death on the other hand is when you have reached a maximum exaltation point in a karmic lesson. These are usually preceded by an emotional breakdown and are succeeded by a major life changing event. Too often we experience loss because the person we are with or situation we are in, are no longer facilitating our growth because it wasn’t consciously chosen by us in the first place. How many of us entered a new relationship or job with the goal of growing as a person? No, we want security, money, lifestyle, acceptance etc. The more aware we are of why a new beginning is happening, the easier it will be for us to see that invisible thread that is guiding us to our truth. That sight is how you can sustain something in order to fulfill your karmic lesson, as opposed to having to go through tons of people and situations to fulfill it. Maintaining your conscious participation will allow you to live a fuller life.
Moonbeams: Discernment, Materialization, Healing
Major Lesson to be Learned: Being of service to your higher self by grounding its energies into practical reality
Challenge to Overcome: Not wanting to take a hard look at yourself without your rose coloured glasses on.
The Moon will be putting on her spectacles and rolling up her sleeves during this lunation. There are 4 planets in Pisces- Sun, Neptune, Mercury, & Venus which is imbalancing the Virgo Pisces axis to an extreme. Having such a strong conglomerate of Piscean energy will require la luna to put forth some extra efforts and put on her high beams in order to see through the ethereal mist.
Like a Virgo
Virgo is an earthy sign that is methodocial, organized, self sacrificing, and analytical. It’s staring at all this mystical energy plotting how to fix it. On the other hand, Pisces is a sign of mysticism, surrender, dreams, and emotions. It’s staring at Virgo charming and luring it away from a place of rigidity to a place of flow.
Virgo Full Moons are our opportunities to clean up the Virgo ruled area of our lives. We have 1 full moon in this sign every year and every year I usually see a lot of people decluttering, cleaning, organizing, and revamping their lives. This is Virgo’s ‘sacred work.’ Being of service to yourself and humanity through letting go of material fixations and focusing on how you can help others from a place of true sincerity and humility. When a Virgo is able to properly harmonize its Piscean energy, we can see some beautiful practical magic unfold.
The Twelve Faces of the Goddess by Danielle Blackwood is a deep journey into goddess archetypes. First Danielle explains the zodiacal archetype, and then goes on to explain what the modern day archetype looks like. Next, an exploration of the guiding goddess archetype is explored by using lesser known goddesses. For instance, how many people have heard of the goddess Macha? I know I never have. Next, how we can incorporate the lessons of the goddess are discussed by using very relatable examples. Guided meditations, rituals and correspondences of the zodiac and goddeses are also included.
What I most loved about this book was that Danielle was able to show very clearly how we can tap into our own inner goddesses for self empowerment. Too often in goddess studies there is a disconnect between the archetype and our modern day applications. This book does the exact opposite. It is made obvious that we all possess the twelve goddess archetypes within us, it’s just that we don’t always know how to activate them either because of patriarchal conditioning or because we have lost touch with ourselves. This book does a beautiful job of reminding us that we as women are multi faceted beings on our own unique journeys. Empowering the sacred feminine begins with honouring our authenticity and wide array of emotions. There are going to be times when we need to be the warrior Athena, and there are times when we will call upon Aphrodite. Goddess spirituality has less to do with invocation rituals and more to do with conscious awareness of our multi dimensional energies as women. The Twelves Faces of the Goddess are not some ancient mythological figures. They are within us.
This book is a must read for astrology lovers, women and men, priestesses, those new to goddess spirituality, and for those who are on a self-discovery journey.
The Little Book of Witchcraft by Astrid Carvel is a cute companion guide for the modern day witch. I say cute because it was written in a very easy to understand way, so it was in no means intimidating or complex. There were little skecthes throughout that made it seem like a notebook or grimoire, which was a nice touch. I appreciated the concise explanations of witchcraft, wicca, and white magic and the descriptions of altars, wands, crystals, etc. My only complaint is that there seemed to be an emphasis on the “modern day witch,” however, there was nothing uniquely modern about this since witches have been using things such as the four elements, candles, and salt for centuries. I wish there were more chapters devoted to actual modern day witchcraft which was only touched on, such as the use of social media, tech devices, and so forth. If the book contained more chapters pertaining to witchcraft in the twenty-first century, then this would be a stand out book. I do feel that the spells had a nice modern flair and seemed easy to perform, but the book needed more updated content. I also found the red and blue pages unreadable. There was not enough contrast between the font and coloured pages. I would recommend The Little Book of Witchcraft for those who are brand new to witchery as this book will help you ease into the craft. I would not recommend this book for those witches out there who are already well versed in witchcraft. Overall a cutesy read but lacking in the “modern” department.