Get The Best Out Of A Black Moon

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The next black moon cycle begins on 23rd July 2017 with the actual black moon occurring on 21st / 22nd August 2017, which is also a solar eclipse. 

Most people have heard of a blue moon but black moons tend to get less attention, despite their equal significance. Just as a blue moon is the second full moon in a solar month, a black moon is the second new moon in a solar month. This means that during the sun’s passage through one zodiac sign the moon is new twice, with the second of those moons designated a black moon. Because a new moon occurs when the moon is in the same zodiac degree as the sun, both of these new moons occur in the same sign as each other. Black moons occur roughly every two and a half to three years and are always preceded a month earlier by…

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THE IMMORTAL BEAUTY STONE: ZOISITE

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Zoisite is normally green. The pink-colored variety of zoisite is called thulite, differing from the green variety in its high manganese content. There is also a blue variety, tanzanite, and a ruby zoisite with ruby inclusions.

Colors: clear, green, pink, blue to violet

Uses: Zoisite is excellent for insight and helpful for discerning the truth. Used in divination, channeling, divine communication, astral projection, and psycho-navigation. Enhances psychic abilities and expands perception.

GREEN ZOISITE

Green Zoisite

Green Zoisite is considered in mystical lore to be a stone that brings and enhances trust in the universe and trust in the ultimate goodness of life. This brings trust in general as well as releases fears, which can bring a depth of happiness to one’s life.

Zoisite is most effective on the heart chakra because it harmonizes the heart and circulation of the blood with its gentle vibrations. It also works well on the root chakra.

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Ozark Encyclopedia – E – Eggs

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Leo New Moon ~ Astrorisa Moon Forecaster ~

Written by Iya Olusoga ~ Bisi Ade

 

Sunday
July 23, 2017
Leo New Moon 0° in House 1
Sun in Leo 0° in House 1
5:45 AM EDT

 
Planetary Energies
 Moon (Osupa / Yemoja),Sun (Orun / Orunmila, Olofi), Mercury (Esu-Elegbara), Mars (Ogun), Jupiter (Obatala / Ososi), Uranus (Sango), Saturn (Obaluaiye), and Pluto (Oya).
  
Themes: Health, Resources, Loss, Gain, Finishing Opportunities, Checking on New Opportunities, Vocations, Relationships, Infrastructure, Political structures, Financial structures, Spiritual understanding, Creativity, Unreasonable vs Reasonable, Blunt communication, Travel, Theft, and Defensive stances.
Welcome to the Leo New Moon
This forecast includes 28 days beginning July 23rd through August 20th. It arrives with pinnacle dates July 27th -28th and August 15th. This is that powerful Leo moon previously mentioned which will also pair up to include the 2nd Leo New moon and Solar eclipse of August 21st. The July and August moon times, will set the stage for the grande finale of the February lunar and solar eclipses. The July 23rd moon accentuates the May 10th nodal shifts from Virgo / Pisces to Leo/ Aquarius. The cosmic events that occurred in February, and May are settling and setting a new global foundation during the  solar and lunar times of July and August. Collectively, we’re starting something new, we’ll experience something new, even something or things we haven’t seen before. A sun and moon in Leo 0° in House 1, is special, and many of us will feel special. House 1, “the Ego”, “the I AM”, “the head”, and “leader of things”, is sharing its home with “dramatic”, “the world is my stage”, Leo, coupled with “all should care how I feel” moon. Let’s not overlook Mars 1°(Ogun) the ruler of Aries, owner of House 1; is also residing in House 1. This is an ” All About Me” type of Moon time, though we will be challenged to include the “We” when making important decisions. This Leo moon as well as the upcoming August moons can be considered ‘karmic’ in nature. Though historically, new moons mark the time to start projects, this current Leo moon, is different. What has previously been done will either be locked or sealed in its gains or losses, unless there is spiritual intervention. Hence, this is also considered a “destiny driven” new moon where changes in outcomes happen because of spiritual assistance. Otherwise, what was and is will remain.
During this moon time:
During this lunar time, many will find themselves possibly winning a battle but not the war. However, a strong spiritual constitution is the beginning step towards personal victory. For others, this lunar time will solidify the blessings or good they’ve already acquired. If their previous position was strong, and loss begins to creep into the picture, the strength of their gains overrides the possibilities of losses.
This is an important moon to ritualize, to go into ceremony to secure the blessings one already has, and to amplify it.
During this moon time, the Saturnal (Obaluaiye / Capricorn) energy continues to manifest from July 9th’s full moon time. Saturn will sit in house 5, which is ruled by Leo (Sango/ Uranus) and is feeling quite comfortable in this station. Currently Saturn trines Uranus, this brings stability and creative innovation into agreement with each other. A welcoming order and structure happens to chaos. What previously was out of order and chaotic will allow itself to be re-organized, controlled, ruled, and judged. We are seeing this Saturn trine Uranus brotherhood grow in strength as it moves towards the Sun / Moon Leo and Aquarius Moon times of summer. Chaotic institutional structures begin to welcome structural change. Some members within ongoing chaotic homes will seek to bring order. Though the Saturn / Uranus trine is welcoming order within its chaos, its level of success during this lunar time depends on if those involved have previously started working towards improvements and change, which means they’re more likely to be successful or if they’ve starting now, which means things are likely to remain the same.
Also Saturn residing in Leo’s house 5 visiting Sagittarius has strong ties to the February eclipse moons. On a global level, Saturn’s position in house 5, brings a fixation on the material, finances, and profits which are related to those areas under Leo’s rulership such as Kings, Government Leaders, Presidents, CEOs and High Leadership positions.The combinations of the February eclipses and the current July and August lunar transits point to why here in the USA we are beginning to speak more  about government financial dealings.
During this lunar time other topics involving materialism, resources, inheritance, jobs, health, and wealth will also occur. The dark side of this Leo New moon is found within the transit of Sun (Orun, Orunmila, Leo) Squaring Uranus (Leo, Aquarius). This transit which started July 12th refers to individuals who are prone to dance to their own beat of the drum regardless of the costs or consequences. We find disagreements which may have previously flared up becoming full blown fires which can burn the structure (house, institution) down.
During this moon time the Sun square Uranus transit causes some to take a position of ‘there’s no turning back from confrontations’, and full speed ahead with whatever choices they want to make, regardless of the its outcome. Example: Sean Spicer quitting, now and not before. The dark side of this moon time ushers in new revelations within ourselves and  brings many people into crisis management mode for awhile.
During this moon time, relationships come to the forefront. Harmonious relationships can grow or sour. False relationships can continue as they were  or to decay. Activities within the home and neighborhood become important. Those who pay close attention to the activities of family members and the activities within their neighborhood and surrounding area will fare better than those who don’t pay attention.
During this moon time be mindful at work, especially those who use machinery. The hands and the activities of our hands are important to guard closely now. Hand and tools should be greatly respected. Pickpocketers, purse snatching, and theft especially within crowds is strong during this time as well.
Important Dates: 
July 27th -28th: Strong personal and collective lessons will be learned because Truth (righteousness) and Falsehood (deception) will be getting into the ”ring” leading up to these pinnacle dates. This means we must use our wits and resources appropriately in order to prevail over an ongoing or new situation. These dates refer to the message “reckless abandonment vs. sustainable revolutions.” We can likely be judged based on our commitment, our willingness to address a truth, and to embrace a lie. Our character will be watched and judged.
Be mindful if you’re a big spender, there is big losses or large gains in purchases and finances at this time.
People heavily influenced on these dates: Artist (who use their hands), people who work from home, grifters, casino workers, sex industry workers, hospital workers, and rescue workers.
August 15th: Those in leadership positions will be greatly influenced on this date. As previously mentioned, “starting something new without spiritual intervention is difficult.” This is that date when this message is strongest. Also we must be mindful of backbiting, bickering, and sabotage. Behaving negatively in that way can cause a personal collapse of some sort. Positivity, honor, and grace leads to good fortune and opportunities in the days and weeks to come.
 Be mindful if having an affair, it will come out around this time.
People heavily influenced on these dates: Business executives, lawmen, military people, gift shop workers, casino workers, funeral workers, and life insurance workers.
Maneuvering through this Leo Moon Time
1. Eboleri (for clarity of mind, coolness, physical healing, and strong intuition.)
2. Readings for clarity on an issue and for direction.
3. Consulting Ifa is key during this lunar time.
4. Paying close attention to your actions and the actions of others is key to avoiding loss.
5. Avoiding large crowds and or keeping your money secure from theft is important at this time.
6. Before traveling check on the luck of your travel.
7. Avoid being gullible, be mentally sharp and on guard against being swindled.
8. Enjoy nature, family, and friends during this time.
9. Remain creative in your endeavors.
10. My Orisa Folks: Esu, Orunmila, and Obatala can save the day, opening the roads to a better experience. oooo – ooxo
Have a safe, enjoyable, alert, and open road New Moon Time!

ECHOES OF THE ANCESTORS: ABALONE SHELL

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Abalone strengthens the structure of the body and the functions of the heart chakra. Increased emotional expression and a strengthening of the immune system can also be expected. As well abalone encourages individuality and expansion.

Energy: sensitive, family-oriented

Uses: Abalone is especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations. Having abalone nearby when working through an emotional situation with someone is said to be soothing, and promotes cooperation. Mystical lore suggests that abalone is helpful for arthritis and other joint disorders, muscle problems, the heart, and digestion.

Star Sign: Cancer
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Chakra: Throat

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TIPS FOR ABALONE SHELL

Wear abalone shell to let your femininity shine

Place abalone shell in your bathroom to help you relax

Hold abalone shell in a quiet place to help you release emotions

Put abalone shell in your work place to help relieve tension

Carry abalone shell to allow you to see the…

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Second New Moon of Summer

My Soul is Connected

Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning to Congress: Oppose Mass Slaughter of Wild Horses & Burros

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Source: EcoWatch.com

“Provisions in the budget…would allow the BLM to kill captured wild horses or sell them without restriction—a change that would enable buyers to purchase wild horses on the cheap and haul them to Canada or Mexico for slaughter.”

photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning, Ian Somerhalder and countless other equine enthusiasts joined The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund, Return to Freedom and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to draw attention to the threat posed to wild horses and burros.

“My family and I stand strongly against horse slaughter and against our government harming our wild horses,” said actor and director Ed Harris. “I am pleading that a humane and common sense solution to the management of our wild horse population be mandated by Congress in keeping with…

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Ozark Encyclopedia – E – Elderberry

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THE LOVE COMMITMENT STONE: KUNZITE

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Kunzite has a pronounced calming effect on the heart. Kunzite symbolizes straightforwardness. It helps people who suffer from inner turmoil to achieve a balance between reason and feelings.

Energy: tolerance, balance

Colors: violet, pink and pink-white

Uses: stone with high lithium content beneficial for mental disorders, circulatory system, receiving love, joy, building tolerance and gratitude, releasing old hurts and unwanted memories, and balancing mental and emotional bodies

Star Sign: Taurus
Planet: Venus
Element: Earth
Chakra: Heart

TIPS FOR KUNZITE

Carry or wear kunzite to help you express love

Place kunzite in your home to remove negativity and provide a protective energy shield

Put kunzite under your bed to promote female sexuality 

Keep kunzite with you and hold it when you have withdrawal pangs from smoking or any other addiction

Carry kunzite to promote a youthful appearance hold kunzite whilst meditating to speed the centering of your being

ENERGIZING KUNZITE HELPS REMOVE…

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