Happy New Moon! Oooweeee!! I love the Sagittarius Moon 🌚, and this one feels extra special . It is time to start the new path, the new walk, the new way. So on this New Moon bust out of the norm and do something different. Take a risk, throw caution to the wind and do something out of your ordinary. This is a huge act of power and salute to the new moon and new life you are creating.
Wear some bright red lipstick, change the colour of your hair or better yet…cut it, sign up for that class, make that website, take the new job offer, go on that date, maybe even end that relationship. Just change up the usual.
Whatever it is that you choose to do different, the energies feel like that are asking us to be brave and just do it. This is a time to make a bold act of power, this is to set in motion a new way of life and doing all that you do.
It’s exciting and overwhelming and exciting again 😊.
This moon cycle is about setting in motion the new life that is lurking around waiting to emerge. For me, my act of power I’m gonna post a video on my site and start the membership. It’s stretching out of my comfort zone or my norm and trying some new things on.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the how but stop yourself and just focus on doing it… raw, real, imperfect and pure. Just do it! That simple.
I invite you to write your act of power of your wish for the new on a bay leaf and burn it so the spirit world really receives in and you deeply honour the new form that is stalking and circling you in your life.
So share with me your act of power in the comments.
If you’d like to receive free soul connecting goodies, sacred feminine teachings, writing prompts and rituals I’d love it if you FOLLOWED THE BLOG. Some exciting things will be coming in the New Year.
Happy Full Moon!! These last few weeks have felt challenging, haven’t they? With mercury in retrograde, I have had many challenges with communication and deadlines, and trying to finalize plans has been an extraordinary challenge. And yet, deep down I held onto a knowing that all things shall work out as they are meant to, even though they may not turn out how I thought or planned. That’s a tough space to stay in, but I kept breathing my way back to that centred truth each time I flailed into panic or worry.
And on the flip side of that my relationship has been going through a real challenge. Many root issues have re-arisen. To be honest we may be at a make or break point and it’s scary. I feel like many of us are at this point and many relationships are being shaken loose to do what they are supposed to do…help heal us. Healing ourselves through the containers of relationships brings us closest to our Selves and the Divine.
Although this head space is hard energy to stay in and explore. Here’s what I know…I have fallen back into co-dependent patterns. I have over-stepped my boundaries trying way to hard to push my ideas of how to help my husband heal. I have tried to tell him and show him how I think he should explore his deeper Self and his untouched stuff. I have shifted my focus onto him and his flaws rather than express what I’m needing and where I’m not doing so hot. There are big pieces he has to address as well and I’m powerless in the outcome of if he does or not. He needs to for our survival and I need to do my work for our survival but the reality is this…I only have control of what I can do. The rest I have to let go; and I fucking hate that lol! I have a hard time with that. I want to force him and push him and manoeuvre him onto the healing path. And yet, it’s the one thing I can’t do. It brings up so much stuff for me too…can I trust a man to actually follow through? Will a man actually do healing work? I don’t trust men to follow through or change or heal, that is an underlying belief and pattern of stickiness for me. I am not sure I believe a man will be brave enough to step into vulnerability and face his darkness, own it and heal it and yet I know that those men do exist.
Luckily on this Full Moon, the Power Card has found its’ way to me from the Psychic Tarot by John Holland. It offers the following…
“As a spiritual being, you have unlimited power at your command. This card represents inner strength, willpower, courage, compassion, generosity and love. At any moment, these beautiful qualities can assist you in coping with an adverse condition in front of you, or the many surrounding in your life. Set aside the necessary time to resolve such issues. Power represents more than physical, external strength; it can also be channeled emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When you have balance over mind, body and soul – and with the power of spirit – anything can be overcome to achieve a positive result.
Power and Strength can be developed to work in harmony in any given situation. Every obstacle, every error helps build your knowledge and understanding of the world around you. When you make a mistake, it’s chance for you to stop, listen and ask yourself: What am I supposed to be learning here, and how can I make this situation better? Mistakes are wake-up calls, in that they provide you with opportunities to discover your weaknesses, what needs to be changed, and which areas of your life need improving. Equally, they can blessings in disguise. Just remember: you are power!“
Full Moon Healing Ritual:
So on this full moon that seems to be full of discord and disharmony and challenges….we are asked to clear the way…to go deeper and understand these challenges as learning opportunities and inner growth portals to our Divine Selves. So I invite you join me in lighting some candles, burn some incents or sage or infuse some oils and gather your pen and paper and meet me on the page.
Let us ask. (about a challenge or challenges at hand in life at the moment)…
What would inner strength say?
What would willpower say?
What would courage say?
What would compassion say?
What would love say?
What would generosity say?
And lastly….What am I supposed to be learning here, and how can I make this situation better? (pg 42)
If you’d like weekly soul exploring freebies, please FOLLOW MY BLOG and the Women’s Tribe Facebook page so you can stay up to date on upcoming Workshops and Memberships. I’d be so honoured to have you.
Happy Fall Equinox(or Spring depending on where you live) my friends. This is the day when light and dark are equal. A balance of yin and yang on our Earth Mother. I love the fall, the changing color of the leaves, the crisper feel of the air, and the call to begin the draw inward with some cozy candles and pumpkin spice. It’s a time of sweaters and boots, scarves and leggings. I don’t know about you but I really enjoy each change of season and the changing of energies that come with them. In Canada we feel the change of each four seasons and I absolutely love that.
So on this Fall Equinox the energy calls for a cleansing, a purifying of the air and a bringing in of the new life and energy. We are all going through major changes at this time so I hope you find this fitting for all the transitions.
A WIND-SONG RITUAL
Open up many windows in your home and invite in the beautiful, crisp and luscious autumn air. Allow the breeze to sing a lovely transition song through your home as she cleanses the energy and brings in new light and life force during this equinox. Call in the Great Spirit and the Great Mother, angels, fairies, spirit animals, guides and ancestors or whomever you feel connected to to help you in your ritual. Feel the spirit of transition, manifestation and harvest in your home. Feel how abundant you are in love and shelter. Feel the simultaneous warm and cool breeze as she caresses your cheek.
If you have, dab a bit of tea tree oil or sage oil onto your screens as a means to cleanse the air or light incense and allow the breeze to move the cleansing smoke throughout your home.
Close your eyes and hear the wind sing to you as she passes through your home.
What does she sayto you?
Ask her a question ?
How does she answer?
I invite you to journal your luscious conversation with the wind.
To end the ritual, make an offering to the wind, literally or imaginatively. Perhaps it’s some tobacco or flowers or cornmeal. Maybe it’s sending loving energy or the image of hearts. Anything goes.
Sing the praises for the beauty of the wind and the change of season ahead. And so it is 😊❤️🍂🍁🌻
Enjoy your new and shifted energy.
And so it is my friends.
If you called, I’d love it if you FOLLOWED THE BLOG OR The Women’s Tribe Facebook Page for more Free Weekly Rituals, journaling prompts and Soul Connecting activities.
I wanted to share a lovely Sacred Feminine practise with you that will not only increase your energy but contribute to your overall sense of well being and fulfilment.
Recently I read a blog post from Kate Northrop that talked about “body first, business second”. I love this concept as it really is a Sacred Feminine principle by focusing on well being to generate energy and productivity for life and/or business.
By making space in your weekly schedule for your body and soul first, then scheduling life around that, we create a powerful energetic message to ourselves and the Universe at large. This sacred act of “paying yourself first with your Own time and energy” really affirms to our own souls our own value, our own worth and our own importance in life. I see so many moms ( me included in previous time) that think suffering and sacrifice are equivalent to good mothering. Ummm… can we throw that old concept out the window?? That is why we are so depleted, empty and unfulfilled. I would often get resentful that there was no room for me in my own life. By taking care of ourselves first we can take care of babies and families. It is essential, really everything depends on it, we need to take this space and time for ourselves for our own health and well being. It literally affects everything/ our minds, emotions, bodies and souls. How we treat ourselves in our own lives is often reflected in our experience of life and our vitality doing it.
I get it, it can be so hard to prioritize. We pencil it in and don’t follow through. Believe me, I’ve been there and still am sometimes. But what if this practise was essential for every other part of your life??!! Think about that!!😊. Would that help us commit?
So every Sunday (or whatever day you plan your week), schedule in at least two spots in your week for you time. Ask yourself what you need… a massage? Coffee and dessert with friends? Deep conversations? Creative time ? Date night? More sleep? Whatever it may be… schedule it in and then create your to do lists and family schedules. Thank you Kate Northrop for this format!
I used to think, when I have time this week I will…paint…do yoga…go out for coffee etc. But it never happened. With three kids, the time never emerged or if it did I was too bloody tired to do anything. I had to learn to make the time emerge in my schedule by creating it and committing to it like my life depended on it. Sometimes it’s getting up early and journaling or blogging before the kids are up. Other times it’s sleeping! Who am I kidding I don’t sleep much haha.
This “Body Before Busy” ( the Triple B ) practice built into your weekly schedule affirms to yourself and the Universe that you know your value and worth. By giving yourself time and space in your own life you will feel more joyful, more fulfilled, and you will see resentment, overwhelm and even frustration begin to dissipate. You will find you’ll have more energy as when we feed our needs and nourish our feminine souls, it shows up in our health, energy and vitality.
I really feel that our relationship to our own deepest Self is central and fundamental in every other aspect of our lives. It’s reflected in everything, how we feel, what we do, what we eat, what we accept, what we don’t accept, what we choose and don’t choose and on and on and on. How we treat the inside shows up on our outside. (A mind-body principle). Our health really is a reflection of our relationship to our mind, body and souls and lack thereof.
So my friends I hope each week you participate in this lovely feminine practise and fill your own well. You will surely start to see the energetic boosts physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Isn’t this a simple yet radical shift that needs serious commitment!!
And so it is my friends. Please comment on what you have scheduled for yourself using the Body before Busy principle.
This week I have scheduled tonight some furniture painting and later this week some date night time with the hubby. We are also doing daily workouts together which has been great to make that time for ourselves and together.
Have a happy week!! New Moon tomorrow 👍🏼😊
Please feel free to FOLLOW THE BLOG or the Women’s Tribe Facebook page for more self and soul connecting practises.
Happy new Moon!! This cycle we are moving into awareness and evaluation of our relationships. Fun, fun, fun! This includes romantic relationships, friendships, work partnerships and family relationships .
It feels heavy and mucky and there’s a lot of unknown elements. For myself, my hubby and I have hit a rough patch. A boulder has crossed our path and we are a bit stuck at it. We’ve been going to counselling to sort out the layers of rubble that created the boulder and it’s not easy or fun. But it’s necessary for our union and mostly for our own individual growth.
He’s mirroring to me some dark spots and unhealed pockets I need to explore…own and heal. And I am doing the same for him. If we do not let ourselves stand in the flames of vulnerability, it’s easy to get defensive and deny or even blame the other. It’s raw and naked and scary as bleep!
But this is big big healing we (all of us ) are being asked to do and release. It is clearing away of the armour and guards of love that we have used as protection since the eons of time … but now the universe in Her glory asks us to surrender it down and move more fully into the radiant realms of love and trust.
It will not be an easy path but keep vision on the course. Ask yourself over and over…
What would love say ???
What would love do???
What would love think????
Truth be told, some relationships will disintegrate and dissolve into dust because the healing that is being asked of us is soul deep and some won’t be ready. And as hard as it will be, it will be ok. Just be in each moment of unknown on step at a time.
Maybe we’ve carried these fears for lifetimes or since childhood or since our last betrayal… but it is heavy and deep and the work is immense but I guarantee you, it will be life changing. It will change every aspect of how you experience your life. You will move into a deep trust and peace. This will shift so much into the world.
Try and trust and stay in the belief that healing will happen it whatever forms our binds take. Pray, envision, believe, speak, imagine and feel the universe caressing your heart as you walk the path of a healing soldier. Imagine what the healing will be and feel like and see it occur. Who’s there? What are you doing? How are things different ? How have things changed ?
On this new moon, take some time and honour this deep and humble healing time.
I’m not sure where these questions originated or who the original author is. If you do please share and I’ll add. I like doing these question every year around New Years. It’s so interesting to look back on and reflect. Each year is so voluptuous in learning, healing and evolvement.
Here we go….
1) What was the single best thing that happened this past year ?
2) What was the single most challenging thing that happened this past year?
3) What was an unexpected joy this year?
4) What was an unexpected obstacle ?
5) Pick 3 words to describe this past year.
6) Pick 3 words your partner would use to describe their year. ( without asking)
7) What are the best books you read this year?
8) What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this year?
9) What was your single biggest time waster this year ?
10). What was the best way you used your time this year ?
11)What is the biggest thing you’ve learned this year?
12) Create a phrase or statement that describes this past year for you.
I hope you enjoy and savour the taste of these reflections into your whole body and soul. And so it is 🙂
Happy New Year friends 🎉😘. I feel like my word for next year is expansion. Look for new offerings.. especially a return to offering healing sessions.
As always I’d be so honoured if you FOLLOWED the bold and Facebook page.
Happy Fall Equinox and Full moon. It’s a dandy isn’t it??
The energies are shifting after a busy, active, action based summer and our feminine souls are craving soul food, we are ravenous for soul nourishment. I personally am at a place of starvation in the soul department… hungry for a shift into softness, gentleness and ease.
Our feminine natures are howling at us to return to the darkness and caves of our inner selves. Our Wild feminine souls are waiting for us at the inner fire of sacred stillness, silence and retreat. Magic dust is in the fire waiting for us to simply sit and inhale the wonder and depths of the inner soils of oneself.
I have been so busy and active that I have lost my balance. I feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. And yet The Equinox calls for balance between light and dark… day and night, the physical and the spiritual.
I need more soul time, more stillness, more space for deep inner reflection and soulful contemplation.
The reality is I need to create space and sacred moments in my day for this to occur. Even if it’s ten minutes or two, the point is nourishment.
It is a time of making an offering to our souls by doing what nurtures the Inner Self. This is a Sacred Act, a Sacred offering to the Divine within ourselves.
So on this lovely Equinox begin the soul offering with some sacred time and space. Light some candles and listen to a mediation, journal, contemplate, converse with your soul and at the sacred fire within. Begin to nurture the inner self with some sort of ritual that is nurturing to thy self. Perhaps it’s a bath or a cool brisk walk in the fall foliage.
Take some deep breaths and find yourself at a fire in a dark cave with your feminine wild soul right beside you. Notice what she looks like and how hungry she appears. Offer her some food and sustenance. Giver her some water, wrap her in a blanket and tend to that inner self. Simply offer your presence and see if you can gently shape shift into her, become that inner self. Feel the aliveness and energy. Ask yourself what you need for nourishment and aliveness? Perhaps you will notice that you are doing an action or an image appears in the fire or perhaps there is simply an inner knowing. When you feel ready shift back in that outer consciousness beside your soul. Lay down a red blanket and some rocks at the fire where you sat as a sacred offering. Let your soul know you shall return with an embrace. Before you go you give her a gift, an offering, what do you notice it is. Feel how full it makes her feel. Say your goodbyes and leave the cave back into the present time.
Journal your findings if you wish. Feel the feeling of fullness spread and expand in your body, all the way into you fingertips and heart.
Have a cup of tea, light some candles and enjoy the rest of this sacred night .
Aho! And so it is 🙂
I’m doing online video chat healing/ intuitive sessions if you are interested. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a session if you’d like, I’d love to work with you .😊❤️
As always is be so grateful if you Followed My Blog if you so feel called .
Tonight marks the Dark Moon, well the last of it anyways as we start a New Moon cycle in a couple of days. This past month has been an emotional one, at times heavy and dark, and other times inspired and refreshing. It felt like we were navigating through dark tunnels trusting that at the end there would be light. However at times we’d grow tired of the dark or worry we wouldn’t find the end where the light was shining. And yet here we are arriving at the light, the end of the tunnel within steps.
This month I did a lot of cleaning, pondering, changing of the guard in my internal process. I had to teeter totter on lots of unknowns and usually I’d panic and assume or expect the worst. But this time, this month I changed my ways and told myself to expect the best, to envision everything working out. I felt calmer and more steady in the process and that has been a huge gift in and of itself. I followed my body’s lead and boundaries knowing it could mean everything I was building could collapse. It meant risking the outside creations that were coming my way and usually I’d just form into what was expected. But I can’t do that anymore and so I simply went inward and got to know my limits and set the boundaries to honour them and to trust this was the Divine way and path. I am risking a job doing this but it is my wellness on the line and it is me voicing what I can and can’t do for the first time ever. Id usually exist past my limits in my old life and keep going until collapse or illness. My struggle with my health and blood is really about me voicing and honouring my body and my limits and living in accordance with them, that is what I have learned. The superwoman cape is laid to rest. The real authentic version is on display.
This month too I cleaned out cabinets, files, and just crap that I had to let go. I rearranged furniture and smudged the bejesus out of my house, calling in new energy and clearing out the old mucky waters of fear or doubt.
So as we prepare for a new moon cycle let us lay to rest the old ways, the old patterns, the old negativity, the doubt, the fear, the doom… even the stuckness! Say goodbye.
DARK MOON SIMPLE RITUAL
So tonight we honor the old, we lay it to rest. We take some moments alone, in silence, in retreat, in reflection and we hold the past, the loss, the end of era in our hands. Maybe it’s an ending of a relationship or job, doubt, dead, uncertainty or whatever, we simply lay it to rest. If you can grab a stone and write on it that which you wish to bury, to honor it’s death and ending. Bury the stone into the Earth Mother under the dark moon sky and say your last and final good-byes.
Maybe you want to write a good-bye letter or simply say some words in your mind or out loud.
This clearing, this ending is prepping us for the new life, new energy that lies ahead.
For me it’s my old life. It’s never coming back and I can come to accept that so the new one I’ve been trying on can fully blossom. I don’t have to reach backwards anymore, clinging onto something that I can’t find.
Let’s clear the waters for the New Moon tomorrow.
And so it is 🙂
If you feel called to do so, feel free to Follow the Blog. I’d be honored. 🙂 Thanks in bunches.
This full moon the energy feels alive, electric, vibrational and active. It feels like a very masculine energy, a time when we are extremely busy… the pulse, the beat, the tempo is very fast paced and quick. There’s a lot of energy output going on as we work on manifestation, creating, doing and growing during this time and season.
And yet the words “feminine root” ( from the book Wild Feminine) is circling my busy aura, as though the energy is calling for my attention like a screaming bird in the sky.
I know I need to balance the busy masculine energy with tender, juicy, slower paced , alive, wild feminine connection. It’s tenderness and savouring of the radiant colours and experiences of summer life. My schedule feels so busy yet the need to pause and find stillness even for ten minutes feels necessary as though I need it to keep breathing.
This moon and Mars retrograde asks us to evaluate our schedules and energies. Are we balancing the feminine and masculine or at least honouring both aspects of our souls even though we may be lingering in the masculine elements at this energetic time. Are we still paying homage to the feminine ?
We need to root into our feminine natures when they are calling us home. It’s in this root that we are refuelled and filled with life force energy. It’s where our aliveness is tasted and swallowed so our connection to our own feminine wild soul is felt and experienced. It’s a place of conversing with Spirit, our guides, our ancestors and even the moon and stars so the magic and purpose of life is restored and refocused. It’s a slight, calm magical pulse of aliveness. A beautiful calm and alive contradiction.
So on this full moon the Grandmothers ask us to harness our energies that are grand and wide like a roaring fire and find the calm centre epicentre of the burning. Be the wood logs, be the air in the fire, or the blue in the flames and find the calm in the busy, dancing roar.
Read a book, journal, sit by a fire, do a feminine yoga like Yin or Restorative yoga and balance the energies. Take a Sacred pause. Stillness and contemplation are being called of us right now in brief moments amid the flaming busy energy of our lives.
Here are some journal questions for self reflection and connection during this lovely full moon. Sit by fire or light a candle. Brew some tea or summer juice and light an incense or two. Breath in the radiant full moon aliveness. Inhale the moon beams and let its magic and sparkle radiate in your cells.
1). What are you most happy and grateful for in your life right now.
2) put in a timer for five minutes and don’t lift your pen until the timer goes off. Just write what comes…. “I would love…”.
3) Imagine Grandmother Moon to become some sort of being… a person, animal, plant or element and invite her sit with you by the moon lit waters edge in your minds eye. Notice the gentle warm breeze and the burning fire. Lay a blanket for her and ask her a question, challenge or struggle you’d like guidance on. Give her an offering such as food or a gift like a necklace or bracelet. Perhaps it’s a stone. What does grandmother moon look like in form ? Just sit with this lovely energy and let her presence calm you. Let her answer you and give you guidance to your question. When you receive her words tell her thank you and ask if you can meet again. Imagine her returning to the moon on a moon beam when you are done and gently return to the present. Journal about your experiences.
Happy full moon friends xo Crystal
As always if love it if you FOLLOWED MY BLOG or the Women’s Tribe Facebook Page ❤️🎉