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Change the Energy Rituals for the November New Moon.

Happy New Moon in the sign of Scorpio. This moon is about death, rebirth and transformation and man oh man is the Universe calling us to shake things up. For many of us we have been waiting for new roads and paths to open (and they will) but as the transition time carries on we may be falling into old thoughts and beliefs.

“This is never going to work out”, “things are never going to change”.

Here’s my virtual hand smack your hand saying stop that! ūüėĀ

Ok… Let’s stop that old game . New mantras and new visions are needed. Write down what you want and close your eyes and really see yourself doing it. Feel what it feels like to be doing it. Where do you feel it? What are you feeling ??

Some of us hit pockets of despair or depression or plain old “I can’t do this one more day” knowing. Good! That’s the shit that makes us move and change and transform us from the stuckness. It’s what helps us get the wheel out of the rut .

So on this New Moon let’s really focus on changing up the energy . Here are a few (or more ) ideas to help sweep out old energy or transform it.

1) Burn sage in all corners of your house . Or if you don’t have … open the windows and imagine doing a golden light wash all over your home swooping the entire area!

2) Change your furniture around or put your Christmas tree (if you use one ) in a new spot this year.

3) Purge the old. Clean the closets out, the junk drawer, the fridge. Get the old out so the new energies can come in.

4) Try something brand new…a new food… a new restaurant … a new class… a new route to work. Shake up the old way.

5) Invite the Sacred and Holy into your everyday . Make mundane tasks like acts of prayer. Light some candles while you do dishes or while you eat. Light some incents and dim the lights. Make the feel of your home cozy. Put on your diffusers with your oils. Put up your Christmas or holiday lights and enjoy the sparkle and colours. Feel the sacred in the everyday.

6). Change up your routine. Do something fun on random Tuesday nights. For for tacos or wings or a concert or coffee and dessert . Just do something different.

I wish you all fun and joy as we shake up the old energy so it can transform gloriously into the new we have been waiting for .

And so it is my friends. As always if be honoured if you feel called to FOLLOW the BLOG for Moon rituals and self connection activities.

With warmth and fun excitement in moving energy.

Xo

Crystal

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Aries New Moon Ritual.

new lifeHere we are at the Aries New Moon. ¬†A new astrological year. ¬†It is said it’s also a super moon, so this one feels more intense than usual.

The energies at this juncture are interesting. ¬†I’m full of piss and vinegar, I want to get stuff done, get stuff going, get things off the ground. I’m spring cleaning (more releasing and getting rid of stuff) like crazy. ¬† ¬†It could be a nesting phase but it’s also energetic I’m prepping, changing and clearing old energies for new ones.

I have 3 Spirit Masks I’ve made, all very similar. Dark blue with stars, feathers, sparkles…and I feel the urge to burn them..to transcend them from a separate entity of me to an embodiment within me as they turn to ash. ¬†This is what this New Moon is calling of us…TRANSCENDENCE…CHANGE…it’s an invocation from the dark to light!

Yet there is still some darkness tonight, some aching of an old wound. ¬†I’m going to be re-entering the place I was most wounded in my life. ¬†When I had my son over 6 years ago, my world as I knew it collapsed. ¬†My marriage ended in a traumatic way, I lost my house, my dogs, everything that surrounded me collapsed and crumble. It all died.

And here I am about a couple months away from birthing again. ¬†I’ve rebuilt my life. ¬†I have a new marriage, a new house, a new way of doing everything about my life. ¬†It is 100% more authentic, built from my soul bones and yet the memory of the old pain, the trauma, the severe wounding lingers. ¬†My wounded self, my ego wonders if it will happen again. ¬†Will it crumble this time? ¬†Will I make it through? ¬†What does marriage and children look like in peace and calm and not survival and earth shattering loss?

It calls my vulnerability forth, the raw ache and memory of what happened but the fear envelops me and eats me alive like a savage beast. ¬†I want re-assurance, a guarantee, I want safety and perfection of my husband and that is not fair. ¬†I feel like I’m padding up with memory foam and duck taping it to every limb on my body. ¬†I want us to be perfect, to communicate like professionals, to never be cranky or impatient, to live in this illusionary safe bubble of perfection so the possibility of me having to go through another life collapse feels smaller. ¬†It is not a great way, it is the fearful way. It is taking it’s toll on me and on him.

This New Moon, feels like a call forward.  A howl from Grandmother Moon herself asking me to peel off the padding, release the fear and walk forward, onward in faith, in trust both in myself and my husband.

“What if you put the sword down?” she whispers to me.

What if I did walk forward with a knowing that it will be okay, whatever happens. ¬†I’m sure it will be totally fine but I do know too that I can make it regardless of what happens. ¬†I am one strong cookie and the universe, the Grandmothers, the lucky stars…they all have my back. Creation, love, the Earth Mother, they all got me and so does my husband. ¬†I just need to stop swinging my sword in anticipation of doom and of death.

The reality is this…I am bringing in LIFE! ¬†That is what this Aries New Moon, this first New Moon of the zodiac is about… LIFE!! ¬†What do you want in your life?? ¬†Remove the cloak of doom and see LIFE!!!

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Light those candles, ignite your incense, invite over a friend or two and get out your paper and pens. ¬†It’s time to dream, to go to the depths and beyond, the other worlds and invoke our lives with NEW LIFE. ¬†So here we go…

Imagine that you are a Seer, a magical, intuitive Seer. ¬†You can see the life you want for the next year, the best things will happen, everything you want occurs….tell me what do you see???? ¬†How are these things occurring, what are you doing to help them along? ¬†(Listen, she will tell you ) ūüôā

Ready, set go…write it out just float to the clouds with your pen.

At the end of your reading with yourself as Seer, your magical, intuitive, goddess self gives you a rock with a symbol on it.  What is the symbol?  What does it mean for you?  Grab a marker and a rock and make it come alive!!!

When you are done, imagine returning to your own body.  Grab a stone or rub your feet on the ground.

Share with your friends or post here ūüôā

Happy Astrological New Year, and a year FULL OF LIFE and JOY!! And so it is.

 

xo

Crystal

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7 Simple Rituals to Harness the Energy of this Full Moon

cleansing full moonAhhh….the full moon. ¬†Perhaps the right word is eeeekk! ¬†Intensity this month, sorting through our wounds, our darkness, or shadow selves and allowing it all to cleanse away by swimming through it.

In the last day or so I have felt a strong need to cleanse my house. ¬†I’ve smudged it and used my rattles to break up all the stuck, stagnant, heavy energy. ¬†I’ve even had to re-arrange some furniture because the energy still felt heavy as it was. ¬†I sorted through old papers and burned away all old ideas, and extra stuff I didn’t tend to. ¬†I’m clearing the way for clarity.

This moon cycle has been intense. ¬†We are still going through Venus retrograde and purifying ourselves from our stuff yet unhealed. ¬†More action is needed, we must really focus now. ¬† I drew two tarot cards for this full moon and they were “Conflict & Defeat” as well as “Suffering in Silence”. ¬†Heavy stuff folks.

For me I’ve been struggling with health issues for over a year and half now. ¬†I get daily blood infusions and recently paid for some Lyme Disease testing. ¬†It came back negative even though I felt for sure it would be positive. ¬†Not that I wanted Lyme Disease, but I wanted an underlying diagnosis to help clear up whatever the heck is causing my immune system to be so out of whack.

I felt defeated, deflated and saddened for a good solid day. ¬†Then the next day I was driving and just heard the winds whisper ever so silently, ” just allow life to be as it is for today.” ¬†Sometimes I try so hard to find a solution, to get better, to fight it, to change the circumstance rather than just accepting that right now, at this moment I can’t change it. ¬†A surrender happened, a softening, an allowing of what is for right now. ¬† I could just let it be there. Maybe I simply need to be going through this right now. ¬†It doesn’t mean I’m giving up hope for change or healing in the future, even near future, it just means for today, right now, I accept what is. ¬†I can let go of my reaching hand for something different in this moment and find the beauty of the right now. ¬†There’s a Divine Trust in this, an allowing of what is as the Universe and Cosmos wish. ¬†It’s a surrender, a ¬†shedding of control of how I think it should be and an allowing of a process that seems to need to occur. ¬†And you know, I’ve found myself on another path with all this too!

What if things are perfectly imperfect as they are meant to be in this moment?

As I was writing this piece, my son picked a tarot card and it was Transformation. ¬†“Death of an old way of thinking and believing must occur before you can move forward on your new path. ¬†Transformation is all about ebb and flow of life cycles. Nothing in this life remains motionless; everything is on its way to somewhere.”

So on this Full Moon, this Supermoon, surrender to what is.  Feel it in the moment, just allow whatever is there.  And let it ebb and flow.  Take some time to sit with what is and allow it to float away like a cloud in the night sky.

7 Ritual Ideas to cleanse away and simultaneously ignite the new for this full moon.

1)Burn old papers you no longer need and file and organize what you do need.  No more chaos.

2)Clean out drawers, closets, junk drawers etc.,

3)Change your furniture around.  Move some plants or pictures around.  Rotate the bed in a new position.  Anything to change it up.

4)Smudge your home or open up as many windows as possible and put some oil on your screens so the wind sweeps through and cleanses out your home as she blows through it.

5)Have an Epsom Salt bath with any essential oils of your choosing. ¬†Cleanse out your body, detox, let go…

6) After you’ve cleansed the old, write out the new. ¬†Focus what you want. ¬†Put some dates on it, some timelines and action plans. ¬†Really focus here. ¬†Make a collage, a vision board, pull out images from magazines that spark you soul or call to you in some way. What is being revealed? ¬†Gather your friends for an evening of vision boarding and inspire and encourage each other. ¬†Have everyone bring 5 magazines and sort through them all. ¬†Pull out words, images, colors that excite your senses.

7) Have a fire, throw in some sage and cedar.  Do something creative and fun.  Do what excites you, what is your passion?  What gives you joy?  Is it hosting a family dinner?  Is it painting?  Is it swimming?  Do what gives you goosebumps.

And so it is!!

Happy Full Moooooon!!

xo Crystal

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