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BLOOD MOON RISING: A SIMPLE CRYSTAL RITUAL FOR THE FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE

By Krista Mitchell

The full moon lunar eclipse in Leo is exact at 12:16am ET on Monday, January 21st.
The full moon lunar eclipse in Leo is exact at 12:16am ET on Monday, January 21st.

I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to get to this article this week.

I’ve been in my own process of paradigm shifting: contemplating where I am authentically on my path, where I’d like to go, what I’m ready to release, and what I’m ready to embrace. It’s all required a good measure of solitude and quiet.

But I’m happy I managed to get to the page because this is a powerful lunar phase for us all, and I received a beautiful, elegant yet simple crystal ritual in the Akashic records that I wanted to be able to share with you!

First, though, to answer a question I’ve been asked before: Should you put your crystals out under a full moon lunar eclipse?

No. UNLESS you want to capture or record its energy, in which case I would recommend putting out a chosen quartz crystal.

It’s essentially like capturing this full moon lunar eclipse vibes in a bottle. You can work with the quartz whenever you’re doing healing or banishing work that corresponds with this moon’s energy (to read more on that specifically, read this article).

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Collaborative and Community Created Rituals without Set Scripts

The Druid's Garden

One of the questions that many druids face, particularly if they are working in a group of any size, is how to plan a good ritual.  A ritual that is meaningful, powerful, moving, and engaging to all participants.  I’m sure anyone who has attended a druid (or most other forms of pagan gathering) remembers standing around in a giant circle watching people read from scripts. Sometimes, a scripted ritual can be a moving and meaningful experience, particularly with competent ritualists.  Sometimes, however, they are not as moving or enjoyable.

The traditional scripted ritual goes something like this: a small group of ritualists design and plan a Samhain ritual. They put countless hours into the planning, and then bring in others to assign roles, practice the ritual, set the stage, and so on. A larger group of participants then come to attend the ritual. They may be able to participate at…

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Food

Old-fashioned Graham Pop-overs

A Hundred Years Ago

I recently made a hundred-year-old recipe for Graham Pop-overs. The pop-overs did not rise as much as anticipated, but nevertheless they were a delightful bread that seemed more like a muffin than a pop-over. The Graham Pop-overs had a slightly nutty flavor, and were wonderful when served warm with butter or honey.

Graham flour is a coarsely ground whole wheat flour that contains the endosperm, the bran, and the wheat germ. Modern graham flours sometimes have most of the wheat germ removed to prolong shelf life and to help keep it from going rancid.

Year ago graham flour was considered a health food, and I regularly see recipes that call for it in hundred-year-old cookbooks.

Graham flour is named after its inventor Sylvester Graham. He began making graham flour in the 1830s, and promoted it as part of a health movement which encouraged eating vegetarian meals and unseasoned foods.

It…

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Astrorisa Moon Mini Forecast ~Leo Full Moon ~1/21/2019

WOLF MOON – SUPERMOON – BLOOD MOON-TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
 
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE 
BLOOD MOON
January 20, 2019 
Start time: 9:36 PM ET
Maximum date : January 21, 2019
Maximum time: 12:12 AM
LEO FULL MOON
WOLF MOON
Monday, January 21 2019
Time: 12:16 AM EST
Moon 0°Leo, in House 9
Sun 0°Aquarius, in House 3
Ascendant 27° Libra
Full moon themes: Fiscal concerns. Fiscal improvements. New opportunities. Helpers and laborers. Patience. Seeking guidance. Considering life’s lessons and mysteries. Finding answers. Resistance.
Self protection. Taking a stand. Revolution.
Welcome to the 1st full moon of 2019. It is a Wolf Moon, a Super Moon, a Blood Moon and a total lunar eclipse. That means a lot is going on, under the glow of this moon. To get an idea of the identifiable energies of this
particular moon, let’s look at it’s various names. The Wolf Moon, gives honor to the wolf pack howling into the night, roaming, and looking for food. Wolf medicine speaks of a pathfinder, and a tracker. There’s a correlation between the Spirit of Leo (Lion) and the Spirit of the Wolf. They both are very attentive and loving towards their families.  The Wolf Moon is that moon that one can work with to gain deep insight, to heighten one’s instincts, and to seek or become The Sage. In Orisa, the Wolf Moon would be associated with Ososi the tracker, and Ogun the loyal hunter.
Wolf medicine teaches one to be both their unique individual self and an important member of the pack, family, or community.
This is also a Super Moon, which happens 3-5 times a year and is nearest to the earth. Super moons are known to mark earth upheavals and natural disasters as well as strongly pulling on our ocean’s tides. One way we can work with Super moon energy is by noting when they are scheduled to happen, and prepare for the unexpected, by storing food, clothing, money, documents etc. in a ready to grab bag. Another way we can work with Super Moon energy, is to perform prayers, meditations, or lunar ceremonies that drawn in the Universal ase that is available for us to ignite our personal dimming star. So when situations aren’t moving in our favor, Super moon energy gives our ceremony a burst of energy for forward expansive movement.
This January 2019 Blood Moon, or red colored moon which is also a total lunar eclipse will occur again on 2021.Is not a moon everyone likes to conduct ceremonies with. However, this is a good moon time to seek answers to ongoing questions. Moon in Leo 0° in House 9, marks a moment of  freshness, and new developments brewing within our collective consciousness. This is a curious position that wants to understand and experience as much as it can. It can focus on family members, family units, creative problem solving, and the arts. If only choosing to fast, or meditate during the blood moon time, especially while the moon is at 0° one can gain great insight and heighten their intuition.
Important Lunar Dates and Planetary Aspects
 
During this moon time the moon’s aspects are in opposition to Sun, Uranus, Mercury , and Pluto.
 
Important Dates January 30th – February 1st : Be mindful of the unexpected happening during these dates. This warning can be on a global level referring to natural disasters, violent group outbursts, or local events such as house fires and accidents. This is a volatile aspect that signals rage,fury, military action, the instability of institutions which will need the assistance from the police or militia. It can also signal wild group behavior that also requires managing by some sort of authority.

Planetary Aspects: Mars Square Saturn

 (January 21, 2019 – February 4, 2019)
Projects started are difficult to complete under this aspect without strong dedication. Under this transit or aspect one easily gives into their weaknesses. Rejection or strong criticism can be experienced which can also affect one’s self awareness and creativity.
MOON CEREMONY WORKERS BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU PRAY FOR. MAKE SURE IT IS VERY POSITIVE, AND HEALING.
Have a creative, lucrative, stable, and safe moon time.