Full Moon in Leo & Lunar Eclipse

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Today s Full Moon in Leo & Lunar Eclipse – January 31st 2018,  this moon is also known as a Red moon, It also happens to be Blue moon and the second full moon this month, plus it’s a Super Moon, which means its much bigger and brighter than normal.

That’s some pretty awesome lunar energy 🙂

This Lunar Eclipse will be followed by Solar Eclipse on 15th February and both link back to the eclipses in August last year, whatever was happening in your life back then is now being brought to light again, so that we can understand it and move forward with more clarity.

This moon in Leo is all about matters of the heart and facing out fears, finding courage and seeking truth, strength and direction despite the opinions and actions of others.

The Lunar Eclipse is encouraging us to find perspective, let go of the past and come to terms with things that affected us deeply, mainly in connection to love and relationships then to move past it and shine our lights brighter, be more loving to ourselves and others, to expand our hearts, to be courageous and face our fears.

Spend some time in thought, see what comes to mind that still rankles you or has the power to upset you from your past see how you can start to move forward or come to terms with it and let go, is it fear that’s keeping you stuck, find the courage, dig deep if you have to it yes may take some time but know that it is there within you.

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Full Moon Scrying

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Many of us can feel a connection to the moon and some of us notice an increase in our intuition, we may also feel more energetic and a bit more sensitive to our environment and what’s going on around us.

This is because our bodies and minds are connected to the lunar cycles and during this time we have heighten senses and sleeping can often be a major factor with many of us not sleeping properly for 3 or 4 days.

We have a super moon and total lunar eclipse at the end of the month this is a good time to try some sort of divination and one of the more suitable and perhaps obvious methods during this time is moon scrying.

We need a reflective surface as a tool for scrying, the Egyptians and the Romans did this during their religious rituals. Even Nostradamus made notes about staring into a bowl of water by candlelight to gain inspiration.

This type of divination is one of the simplest to do, you could do it outside by sitting somewhere that you can see the moon reflecting on the water where you are using the moon to illuminate the water for you.

You can do this the day before or on the day of the full moon or the day after all or any of them is acceptable.

To do this inside or in your garden you will need a table, a dark bowl and jug of water to fill the bowl, a note pad or journal if you keep one, peace and quiet or soft meditate music.

Cast your circle or use protective white light, if you work with guides and helpers call them close.

Prepare yourself to start by closing your eyes and focusing your mind on the energy around you listen to the sounds around you tilt your head back and face the moon and bring that energy towards you.

Take some time to gather that energy and It’s a pull, it’s a sensation that you can feel, take your time to feel it and recognise your connection to it, and to the Divine.

When you are ready to begin scrying, open your eyes, you may start to feel an unusual sense of clarity and alertness now pour the water into the bowl from the jug, visualise the energy of the moon charging that water.

Now position yourself so that you can see the moon’s light reflected directly into the water. Stare into the water; you are looking for patterns, symbols or pictures. You may see images moving, or perhaps even words forming.

You may even have thoughts pop into your head that may not seem to mean anything right now, this is where you can use your journal write it down.

Spend as much time as you feel gazing into the water for some it may be just a few minutes, or even an hour. Stop when you begin to feel restless, or if you’re becoming distracted.

When you are finished make sure you have written down everything you saw, thought and felt during your session.

If some of it doesn’t make sense, don’t worry give it for a few days to let your unconscious mind process it. Chances are it will make sense eventually.

It’s also possible that you could receive a message that’s meant for someone else if something doesn’t seem to apply to you, think about your family or circle of friends, and who it might be meant for.

Afterwards, you can leave your water out overnight to charge it, or you can pour it away. Finally ground yourself by making tea or having something to eat.

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New Moon in Capricorn

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The best news is that good karma is finally on the way with this New Moon in Capricorn, the Universe is about to  reward us Capricorns with some much deserved good luck for all our effort and hard work from last year. This is a good time for us to think over too see  what we should give up in order to be able move forward this year, for many of us our perception of  certain situations has evolved  which means we no longer see things the same as we once did, we are now prepared to wrap things up in a neat package, put them  away somewhere safe  and move on to the next part of our journey. Remember we are in eclipse season now, and by the time the Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo arrives in two weeks, on the 31st, you may well be ready to turn your back on something that has been part of  your life for a very long time.

Capricorns by now most of you should know what can make you happy, any sadness and disappointments which you may have experienced of late have no place in your future, and you are more than ready for a change. In the coming weeks some of  you will be making life changing decisions, which will ultimately give you a new lease of life.  Many of you already possess the answers that you need, you just need to tap into them and trust your instincts.

This New Moon offers up the potential for increased energy, for some you to be able to recover, I know many Capricorns have  been through some hard times and now you are working your way slowly forward to create the new you, but first you need a little time to reflect and to allow yourself to heal and recover. There is a new creative energy now taking place which will aid you in manifesting your desires and you will no longer accept the status quo, if it does not suit you, you will learn new ways and methods to help you make progress.

Maybe try to keep track of your progress from now to the spring to see where you are at by April. I think some of you will be surprised.

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New Year’s Super Moon.

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New Year’s Day we will see the first super moon of 2018.

The first full moon of the year is called the full wolf moon, the old moon or moon after Yule it is also a super moon a full moon that arrives when the moon is at or near the part of its orbit that’s closest to Earth.

This moon will be visible on New Year’s Day will appear bigger than usual.

Though the moon will be at its closest point to Earth on Jan. 1, the moon will gradually appear bigger and brighter over the coming days.

This Super Moon falls under the sun sign of Cancer, this is fairly significant, because during the month of January, families often spend a lot of time together inside as they ride out the winter season, this should provide you with the ability to let go of the past in order to move forward to enjoy and celebrate your life and home to create a closeness with loved ones and start the New Year with a clean slate.

On Jan 31we have another super moon this one is called a Blue Moon, the second full moon during this month this super moon will also be involved in a total lunar eclipse, in which the Earth’s shadow totally covers the moon, making it a Blood Moon as well.

This moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie, fainter than normal glow from the little sunlight that makes its way through Earth’s atmosphere, this often casts in a reddish hue because of the way the atmosphere bends the light so it won’t actually appear blue at all.

This event is made a bit more special by the fact that this super moon is one of three occurring in a row. The first appeared on December 3, this one is on January 1, and we’ll see the third on January 31.

Use this wonderful energy to focus on letting  go of bad habits and things that no longer serve you as well as people that drain you, concentrate on you and finding new adventures and creative projects, may you find joy, peace and happiness in 2018.

Don’t forget Jan is a good time to order your 12 month tarot forecast for 2018 you can find details here  What will your cards reveal for you in 2018.  

Clearing Your Space

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Did you know that Bells, Chimes, Singing Bowls, are all wonderful tools for clearing living spaces, or any space that you spend any amount of time in.

It’s better to start at the back of your house and ring a bell or play your bowl as you move through your entire space, make sure to include any corners, move clockwise through each room starting and ending at the door.

The vibrations help to break up stagnant energy and lift the general feel of the space. You will be dispersing the negative energy and welcoming in happiness, health and all positive energy.

Clearing with bells and chimes are a personal preference, they leave a crystal clear energy field in a room. The quality of this energy will depend on the size of the bell and clarity of sound the kind of metal used and the energy and culture of the bell maker. The best are always the ones that feel comfortable to you and that you love the sound of.

Hand held chime bars and chime balls come in various sizes and have different pitches. The sound can be made light or very penetrating, depending on how you strike or shake them.

As well as filling the room with sound they can be held in such a way as to direct the sound at a particular area. The tone will sound much clearer and last much longer after a space clearing is complete.

If you need some proof of the effectiveness of space clearing, ring the bell before you start the clearing and again after you are complete. On each occasion, count for the duration of the time it rings it will clearly show that the sound lasts longer after the space clearing.  Bells are also very good at clearing ones aura.

Hold the bell lightly with relaxed hand, ring vigorously, this creates a continual ringing swing your arm to help get the energy flowing.
Then ring gently, hold the bell at the base of the handle and ring it gently with the left hand move the sound out into the room.

Striking the bell gives you more control over the sound it is best to use a wooden stick. You can also use your bell like a singing bowl, just tap the bell and run the wooden stick around the rim.

Singing Bowls – Again begin at the back of your house or space hold the bowl in your hand, while tapping then running the wooden stick clockwise around the rim of the bowl don’t forget to do this in each corner, going counter clockwise beginning and ending at the door.  Carry on and do this in each room until you reach the front door.

Another option is to place the bowl on a soft surface in the centre of each room and gently strike the wooden stick on the rim and drag around the rim if the bowl, again clockwise. Do this 4 times in each room allowing the vibrations to reach every corner of the room.

Once you reach the front door, open the door, allowing the negative energy to leave and welcoming positive energy in. The air will feel light and the vibration of the space will be high, soothing, energizing and balanced.

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Mercury Goes Retrograde – How Not Only to Survive, But to Thrive During the Next 3 Weeks of Mercury Retrograde — Astro Butterfly

Mercury stations and turns retrograde on August 12th, 2017. The retrograde will last for 23 days, until Mercury turns direct again on September 4th. The current Mercury Retrograde cycle is closely linked to the Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st. Gravitating around the Sun, Mercury will turn direct exactly at 28°, which is the […]

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Clear quartz, the witches favourite.

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Witches, if you are only going to have one crystal, then this is a must have. Quartz is one of the most versatile of crystals, and it is able to do just about everything you need. It boosts the powers of other crystals, focuses and directs energy, especially quartz points, and can be used for protection balancing, meditation, and dispelling negative energy.

All witches have a wand, although traditionally a wand is associated with wood rather than crystal, a crystal can be equally effective in directing the energy of the caster. Long pieces of quartz can be used to define the circle or simply to direct will when working.

We have to cleanse our crystals and there are many ways to charge them, by using moon water, moon light, even burying in the earth, one of the simplest ways is to leave crystals to charge on a bed or inside a geode of quartz, I do this often to the ones that I wear. Quartz is a charging crystal that rejuvenates your other crystals and leaves them cleansed and charged.

Quartz has protective properties and can be worn close to the body either in the form of jewellery or in a pocket or bra to protect the wearer. It can also be placed around the home for protection to your property.

Quartz can be used in a ritual, it can be worn as jewellery, sewn into ritual robes or even attached to magical tools, it helps channel the energy and is used for protection, to keep negativity out and enhance the safety of the circle and the participants.

For psychic dreams, if you place this crystal beneath your pillow, the quartz can assist you to have dreams of a prophetic nature.

During healing, quartz can be moved over the body this helps to heal any weak patches in the aura and restores energy.  When using quartz to heal remember to cleanse your stones after using as they will pick up any residue of negativity clinging to the aura.

Infused your crystal in water, ideally its best left overnight in the full moon. The water can then be used for cleansing your magic tools, and for home or work clearings and blessings.

Lastly, probably the most widely known use of clear quartz is the crystal ball. A crystal ball is used for divination, some seers see a physical image in the crystal and others use the surface to rest and clear their mind and allow them to either see images in their mind’s eye or to enable knowledge to come forward, this can take a lot of patience and practice as my development circle tribe will tell you.

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Moon Child

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Knowing which moon phase we are currently in can help us to arrange and run our lives more smoothly. Below is an introduction to the Moon Phases giving an insight into which is the best phase to do things in our day to day lives to help achieve the best result.

The New Moon

The New Moon, can be seen as a symbol of new beginnings, it is a good time to start new work projects and build new relationships, a time for new challenges and new cycles. This is not a time to analyze but to allow things to grow and flourish. Any new starts at this time will grow and develop. Our energy levels are usually high at this time.

The Crescent Moon

The Crescent Moon, can be seen as a time of transition when we become aware that although we are still influenced by the past, it is over and the promise of the future is yet to be revealed. There are things from the past that we may have to lay to rest before moving forwards to fulfil our hopes and dreams. You may find that this is a good time to open up and talk.

First Quarter Moon

The First Quarter Moon, is a time when things are starting to come to a peak you may feel a slight irritation but this is just due to the need to sort things out, as yet you may not know what needs sorting. Step back and assess things objectively. It’s a time for looking at ideas and searching for solutions to any problems that may have arisen. This can prove to be a very sensitive time, but can also bring you the courage needed to help you to move forward.

Gibbous Moon

The Gibbous Moon, is a good time to devote ourselves to that which has great meaning to us. We are able to use our mental abilities which are very clear during this time. You may have truly brilliant discoveries or ideas and can look clearly at what you have already accomplished. Due to our heightened energy levels we are able to give more of ourselves.

Full Moon

The Full Moon, often during this time we are able to see ourselves clearly and any hidden tensions within are revealed. We are able to see both sides of any issue and we are able to work on any imbalances. This is an excellent time to meditate in relation to any personal issues that may be concerning you. A time for acknowledgments and answers to things that may have been hidden from view until now. It is also a good time for romance and fertility.

Disseminating Moon

The Disseminating Moon, this is often when we are aware of what we have already learned and we have probably have learned our lessons well. It is a time to take any social obligations sincerely. You may feel strongly that you want to pass on those hard learned lessons.  At this time you may wish to share your knowledge and wisdom with others.

Last Quarter Moon

The Last Quarter Moon, is a time when all aspects of our lives that need balancing are magnified, a time to tie up those loose ends, and a time of conscious action. You  have the ability to choose how to act or react and you are in charge of the outcome of any difficult situations. It is up to us whether we act or not.

Balsamic Moon

The Balsamic Moon, is a time to reap what you have sown. If you have learned those lessons then you are now able to move on. This is a time of karma, this is when the outcome, is out of our hands and we have to accept the decisions we have made previously. This is a good time to let go of the past and get ready to move on.

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May – Flower Moon

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On May 10th we have the full moon in Scorpio.

The flower moon in Scorpio invites us to embrace love, intelligence and creativity, it leads us to try and experience new things, as well as heal and release old emotions. Don’t not forget that Scorpio has a sting in its tail, so take each new step slowly and calmly.

It is the fifth full moon of the year, the name of the month comes from Maia, the roman goddess of fertility, chastity, wealth and health. May is the month of flowers and berries, the time to fill our home with flowers.

The moon of May is powerful for performing all kinds of magic to develop and strengthen your spiritual side as well as a time of transformation and understanding your personal power by knowing that you are not alone, and that you have a team of spirit guides and angels that are on your side to help you move through life.

Many astrologers and ancient cultures have always believed that the Scorpio full moon is one of the most powerful for reaching out to ancient ancestors and guardian spirits. It is also believed to be one of the best full moon’s for rituals and manifestation work and psychic readings.

With so much magic energy circling in the first part of May, it is going to be impossible not to feel the effects of this full moon.

When the moon is in the water signs like Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces it is a good time for magic involving the element water, for increasing our intuition and to bring about changes.

When the moon is in Scorpio, it is also good for revealing secrets using magic, spells and rituals, related to passion, love and intense emotions, It is the best night to make love potions and spells, so during this moon why not take full advantage of her power 🙂

You can use it to combat apathy or depression if you have been feeling a little off balance lately.

It is the moon of knowledge, the best moon to conjure spirits that reveal the past and the future of things. The full moon nourishes us with energy in every aspect of our life, but not everything is love or light remember that the moon also has its dark side that assumes an important role in balancing our emotions and different facets, the moon in Scorpio produces uncomfortable situations where jealousy, resentment, revenge, violence, desires and passions are intermingled.

Rituals & Magic

This lunar phase is a good time to carry out regressions, have psychic / future readings and strengthen clairvoyance.

On this moon you can also invoke water nymphs and inhabitants of the deep sea.

Use blue shades green candles for rituals, altars should face west if possible.

Crystals: Moonstone, Emerald, Amber, Jade and Pearls.

Moon flowers: Lilies & Roses

Colours: Yellow, Blue and all shades of Green.

Animal, the Bull and the Eagle.

Incense, Angelica, Cinnamon and Star anise

Maia, goddess of prosperity and health with her blessing you receive calm to make good decisions. Draw the magic circle, this time we can do this either in a room or in an open space. Burn some cinnamon sticks or incense, fill a small cauldron with a blend of essential oils that have floral scents, your choice, flower petals of different colours, sugar, cinnamon and a piece of peridot or agate, while mixing recite the following.

“We wake Nature up and in this ritual we invoke its spirits, make me tolerant, make me patient, make me wise and accompany me in every choice and every step with calm and wisdom.”

Remove the crystal from the mixture and bury it as an offering to the spirits. You can use the mixture try adding it to your bath.

Love Spell

During May full moon we can make this simple but effective love spell place in your Altar some flowers and roses, symbolizing the nature and the power of spring. In a circle made with rose petals place a rose quartz, burn a jasmine incense stick and light a strawberry or other scented candle, write in a paper or parchment your full name and that of your loved one, write your love one’s initials on a rose petal and your initials on another rose petal.

Place both petals and the parchment inside of an envelope with the crystal, close it and anoint it with a few drops of essential oil roses or jasmine oil at each end, leave it on the altar until midnight, then light a new red candle and burn it. The only thing left will be the rose quartz and ashes, which you will bury in a garden the following morning.

If you have been thinking about having a reading, to see where your life is heading this would be a good week to book one and start to make some positive changes.

(Some aspects have been taken from the Rites of Happiness: Secrets, Spells & Reflections by Elhoim Leafar)

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