Astrology, Ritual tools, Spiritual Toolbox

Solar Eclipse & New moon in Capricorn Energy Report

This is the first official complete moon cycle of 2019 and all the cards we pulled for this cycle are the Full Moondala cards carrying really big energy! This just affirms that THIS IS THE CYCLE to help us set the whole foundation of 2019 and by doing so we will create ripples through the months to come!

Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn 1.5.2019

The the Solar Eclipse is a highly-charged New Moon when the Moon is in exact alignment with the Sun, the Sun is illuminating and supporting the New Moon… So whatever intentions you set tonight be very clear and focused with them (think capturing the light of the sun in a magnifying glass) and the Capricorn energy will definitely help with this. This New Moon is great for setting intentions for career, money, security, and building a foundation you can live and thrive on so keep this in mind when you set your intentions.

2019 New Moon in Capricorn energy report

We pulled the moondala: Flower Moon, which means whatever your goals are, you have all the resources you need to fully bloom and embody this dream. So don’t be afraid to be very specific! Capricorn is very strategizing and and really wants to set you up for success.

Uranus goes direct on January 6th, so expect the unexpected. This means be bold and take action this moon cycle… whatever ideas that have been brewing and swirling around in your head since August 2018, as crazy as they may seem, now is the time to act upon them. Also don’t be surprised if any weird, unexpected events or circumstances present themselves to you… it’s all a part of the bigger picture.

Crystals & Stones, Spiritual Toolbox

TRAILBLAZER: CRYSTALS + AKASHIC GUIDANCE FOR THE NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE 2019

By Krista Mitchell

New year, new paradigm.

In keeping with the themes of this new year and new moon, I’m approaching these posts in a new way: from an Akashic perspective (as opposed to astrological), and providing soul-based crystal suggestions.

Interestingly enough, what came through my Akashic guides resonated strongly with astrological reports for this new moon solar eclipse in Capricorn, so there’s proof of the divine design, for you!

I’m really excited for this new moon and for the paradigm shift it engenders, as after 2018 I’m so ready to do things in a new way, to strike further than I have before, and make all that good change last.

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Food, Wild Foodism

Looking For Something To Forage This Weekend? Check Out These Jelly Mushrooms!

Greetings, and Happy New Year!

In my neck of the woods, January is certainly not the most prolific month in terms of wild edible mushrooms.  Snow-covered soil and freezing temperatures aren’t very conducive to ample mushroom activity.

Lately, however, conditions around here have been quite different.

The ground is devoid of snow and temperatures have been mild.  As a result, our wild woody decomposers — in particular, the fungi that feed on trees — continue to thrive.

Chief among these winter woody decomposers are our jelly fungi.  These mushrooms are unique in that their fruiting bodies can persist for months on a stick, log, or stump in a dehydrated or frozen state… only to rebound during a winter rain or warm spell.

Two fascinating jelly fungi that flourish during the winter season include the world-famous Wood Ear (popular in soup recipes) and the Amber Jelly Roll (a close look-alike).  Both mushrooms are edible and both are often found in abundance… even amongst snow and freezing temperatures.

If you’re interested in foraging these two enticing jelly fungi this weekend (and perhaps all winter long), check out the brand new video!

Speaking of edible gelatinous mushrooms, the Orange Jelly Fungus is another common component of the winter forest.  Though I don’t feature this species in the aforementioned video, I do discuss its key features in a recent Instagram post.  Check it out!

Thanks for reading and watching, and as always, thank you for your support!

-Adam Haritan

Esoterica, Individual, Spiritual Toolbox

Styx

secretsoftheserpent

The River Styx gets its name from the Goddess Styx.  She was the Goddess of this river.  In the Greek myths it is said that she sided with Zeus during the Titan War.  Is this river in Greek mythology real?  Many rivers have been named after it, but what is it or where is it?  Herodotus says Styx originated near Feneos.  Herodotus has been accused of making up stories for entertainment, but he maintained he was only reporting what he was told.  One must understand that these myths and texts were written for the initiated.  For those who are not initiated, it is just a wild fanciful story.  

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Herbals, Plants

MAKING YOUR OWN HERBAL MEDICINE

Good Witches Homestead

Perhaps you have been thinking about making your own herbal medicine, but you have questions. Isn’t it dangerous? Do you need lots of sophisticated equipment? And what about training? You need to be highly skilled to make your own medicines – right?

Actually, making safe and effective herbal medicines at home is an ancient tradition practiced worldwide. In many cultures, everyday ailments have been treated with handmade herbal medications for generations; in fact, only recently have medicines not been made in the home. Are herbal medicines safe? Yes, they are perfectly safe – especially when you prepare and use them as recommended by an experienced herbalist. The recipes and procedures on this website are ones we’ve enjoyed and tested for years, and the herbs suggested are time-honored and effective.

herbal medicine

All it takes to make herbal preparations like salves, creams, and tinctures is a kitchen with common appliances like a blender, measuring spoons, and saucepans…

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Astrology, Ritual tools, Spiritual Toolbox

NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN ~ CIRCLING INTO THE WILD UNKNOWN

Good Witches Homestead

Today, January 5th, we are bringing in 2019 with a New Moon in Capricorn at 5:38 pm PST (8:38 pm EST). With the partial solar eclipse riding on the back of this New Moon along with Saturn (Capricorns ruling planet) in close proximity, you may find yourself in a place of reflection.

crescent moon Photo of Crescent Waning Moon, Jupiter and Venus rising ~ January 4, 2019

Capricorn Moon energy is feminine and earthy. She connects us to our ambitions, encourages us to dream, and brings in the energy of productivity, stability, and opportunity. She brings you energy to look at what you want to achieve. Under a Dark Moon in Capricorn, we can find it easier to direct our thoughts to see beyond what is possible ~ to find our confidence and pay attention to our relationships.

These Dark Moon hours offer us the time for circling…

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