Second New Moon of Summer, Eclipse and Talisman of Saturn 2018

By Elder Mountain Dreaming

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings dreamers, artists and moon people, we begin our 2nd New Moon of Summer with a Solar Eclipse, and a six pointed star (pentagram) called the Talisman of Saturn in astrology, on Thursday, 12 July 2018. This is typically the Leo Moon cycle, but since we have periods of time when astrological sun-signs get misaligned (every few years), the new moon is at 20º Cancer instead of Leo. I don’t use astrology as my guide anymore in moon work, I use the moon and where she fits in her seasonal journey as a living guide to help with our practices of healing and awareness.

Our second moons of Summer are ruled by the elements of fire, translating into symbolism of internal drama, dram mirrors, creativity and children or our inner child along side our good intention with some complications. This is our true “Midsummer” because…

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First New Moon of Summer

By Elder Mountain Dreaming

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Greetings dreamers, healers, artists and moon people, we now enter our  first of “Three Moons of Summer” which begins June 13, 2018 and then the Summer Solstice, Thursday, June 21st(Northern Hemisphere 3:07 am pdt). Our three moons of Spring have completed with six intentions total and I am sure you did your workings to become more aware of your fears even if you didn’t approach them yet. Even a small amount of what you are personally working on with more understanding helps alleviate some stress. Review your last three intentions and full moon release intentions and review the insights you have at the door of the summer moons.

With the solstice, we meet the second half of the season, the “Season of Fire”. For those unfamiliar with my terminology, I work with the way our ancestral past did under grandmothers leadership (long ago), before we…

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Healing Ancestral Trauma with Plant Medicine

In these days of DNA tests one gets through websites to trace your family tree … Is it truly appropriation of traditions or culture if the DNA of your ancestors come from Nigeria, Romans that conquered Germany, Britons, Eastern Europe, North Africa, etc. Skin color maybe white, but the ancestors that traveled to colder climates were not. Those ancestors often provide guidance to practice their indigenous traditions. Through many of the traditions of my ancestors, I have learned to revere and elevate ancestors that had been ignored for generations. As anthropological research and DNA tests trace our origins back to the area of ancient Egypt … As ancestor reverence once again comes to the forefront and people learn to listen to the messages from their ancestors, it is my hope that terms such as cultural appropriation become obsolete because it’s not appropriation, but a rediscovery of our ancestral roots.

Ancestral Apothecary

By third year Cecemmana student, Kara Wood.

Several years ago I had a lightning bolt message from my ancestors that I needed to live my truth and combine all the things that I care about (plants, ancestors, genetics, herbal medicine) and really live who I am. That is when I found Ancestral Apothecary School and the Cecemmana program.   I am in the third year and what I have learned and experienced surpassed any possible expectations. So much of what I had always been doing, that I didn’t yet recognize, was preparing me for this.

In this life do any of us really escape trauma? It can affect us at any time in our lives from in utero on.  We also experience ancestral trauma, sometimes referred to as transgenerational trauma. This trauma is the one that inhabits each of us in some way.  Each generation before us imprinted information and trauma…

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Crystals are Not for Everybody

By Elder Mountain Dreaming

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Although beautiful and very pretty, not everyone should have Crystals around them nor work with them or work on others with them. Crystals are detrimental for 1.  Empaths 2. Dreamers, 3. Emotional Sensitives (emos) and 4. the Soul Body (astral body) and mental astral body traveler types. If you’re sensitive to large crowds and too much energy that these places cause, then crystals are not for you. Crystals tend to be good (or doesn’t bother their energy bodies) for very grounded people, those who are the less emotional or not the dreamer types. If you can go to a rock concert after 30 years old or spend a weekend in Las Vegas and not be completely drained, then you are the type that can probably handle crystals just fine.

For the “sensitive” types of the three listed, I suggest letting go of your crystals…

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A Blend To Rest, Relax & Ease Your Nightmares – Recipe Included!

By Slavic Witch

The Witch & Walnut

a.jpgHi and Happy Friday!

Popping in real quick here today to give you guys a quick blend you can do on your own.

It helps encourage a more peaceful and relaxed energy in your room as well as your sleep. It also has the ability to ease up nightmares. This isn’t a go-to blend specifically for nightmares I can do a post on that another time. But you will find it can help.

You will need the following:

  1. Salt or black salt. Don’t forget to bless it and all that good stuff.
  2. Dried Lavender – of course….
  3. Dried Chamomile
  4. Dried St Johns Wort
  5. Bay Leaf

Don’t forget to show so love to your dried herbs before you just throw it all together. Add them one by one and grind away and enjoy the aroma.

This blend goes directly onto your mattress.

The Slavic Witch

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Want to go Lucid before the next full moon? A new Lucid Ignition community is gathering

By Ryan Hurd

The moon is waning and maybe your own lucid dreaming practice is too.

I can help with that. Well, not so much with the moon, that’s a celestial body apparently beyond my powers of influence.

But if you are looking to go deeper into lucid dreaming, or if you have hit a wall trying to become more self-aware in your dreams, the answer is probably not a new miracle technique or sleep hack. Sorry/not sorry.

Successful lucid dreamers are those who learn how to leverage motivations into strong intentions, and then build what I call the “lucid sanctuary.” This is soulful mindset that doesn’t command the dream, but invites it forth.

Since 2015, I’ve been running seasonal online workshops that provide a supportive community so you can do just that: build your lucid sanctuary, learn how to put to use the most scientifically-validated techniques, and construct a strategy that not only invites lucid dreams but also impactful and transformative dreams.

It’s easy, it’s holistic, and most importantly, it really works. Once you learn this strategy, it grows with you, and you’ll be able to dip back in whenever you are ready for more.

Continue reading Want to go Lucid before the next full moon? A new Lucid Ignition community is gathering

Second New Moon of Spring

by Elder Mountain Dreaming

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings artists, dreamers and lunar muses, I hope that your last moon cycle was supported, slightly challenging and you recognized at least one awareness or change, in a positive letting go. As we build our emotional foundation for the year, we start in the fullness of the second of three spring moons. Our Second New Moon of Spring starts April 15, 2018. We continue to build our practice of emotional and soul awareness. If you are new to this work-study, the link to the basics is at the end.

Our moon cycle starts us off with Sun, Moon and our crazy uncle Uranus – all conjunct in Aries and this energy means its time for change, change, change. Wherever Uranus shows up, the clock in the hallway starts chiming its eerie sounds for no reason, as the lightning god is sure to come find us…

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ARTEMISIA MOONTIME ELIXIR: A RECIPE FOR DREAM MAGIC

By Gather Victoria

“Has artemisia come to help us unlock the deep dreams that day to day living has swept seemingly out of reach? Has she come to guard us and protect us while we realign ourselves with the strength of feminine energy? Has she come–with her liver cleansing and digestive tonic– to help ease the pain of […]

via Artemisia Moontime Elixir:  A Recipe For Dream Magic — gather

Soul Medicine For Death And Grieving

By Amy Brucker

I’m feeling surrounded by death these days. Since January 1:

My grandmother died.

The grandmother of my closest friend from high school died.

The father of my closest friend from college died.

The parents of a good friend from seminary died two days a part (and her father was my dream teacher and colleague, and her mother and I worked together on their website).

A second cousin I never met died.

My sister-in-law’s grandmother died.

All of this since January 1 and those are the ones I remember.

Is it any wonder I’ve been feeling heavy?

Soul Medicine After Death

Our grief needs a place to go. It needs to be honored and tended to or it will dam our emotions and keep us locked in the past.

But in the western world, after death, grief is put on hold while packing and paperwork take precedence. You can’t easily grieve until the bills are paid and the boxes are moved out. In the meantime, the grief sits there, unmoving. The longer it sits, the easier it is to disconnect from it, which makes it harder and harder to release when we finally have a moment to ourselves.

Still, it’s important to feel and release the grief. So how do you do it if you can no longer feel it or access it?

Flower essences.

Flower essences are subtle yet powerful “soul medicine” that help release buried and denied emotions. You an easily make your own remedy to take when you are ready to release your grief and emotions.

Although flower essences are best when they are tailored to individual needs, here’s a remedy to help you get started. It is designed to help you release attachments that no longer serve you, disconnect in a healthy way from other people’s fears, bring calm and acceptance, and to forge a loving, lasting connection to the souls of the departed.

Supplies

One 2oz glass bottle with dropper (sterilized)

1.5 oz spring water

.5 oz brandy

Flower Essences

2 drops Bleeding Heart

2 drops Borage

2 drops Forget-Me-Not

2 drops Holly

2 drops Pink Yarrow

Add the liquid to the bottle and shake.

Dosage: 4 drops each time, 4 times a day.

You can purchase flower essences in many co-ops or health food stores, or you can purchase them directly from the Flower Essence Society http://store.fesflowers.com/.

Or, you can work with a flower essence practitioner who likely has these essences on hand and who can create a formula for you.

Personally, I love stocking up on essences because they are powerful, yet gentle, and work on an energy level to support overall health and wellness.

NOTE: taking flower essences doesn’t magically make emotions disappear. It makes them accessible. I’m taking this formula and I feel my sadness more strongly so I can process them and release them. If the emotions become too strong, you can always take fewer drops, less often.

Releasing Grief

As we enter the season of Imbolc, it’s the perfect time to access buried grief and release it so you can prepare your heart and soul for the new life that wants to take root in you.

Until we meet again…

sweet dreaming,

Amy

The Light Has A Distinct Feeling You Can Follow To Lead You Toward Joy

By Amy Brucker

I was standing at the crossroads of darkness and light.

One of my favorite clients, a woman I’d worked with for nearly two years, needed a different kind of support than I could give her. She was reluctant to end our sessions, but life was taking her in a different direction. It was time for her to move on.

Even though I’d reached the same conclusion, letting go was not easy. I wasn’t only saying good-bye to a client I loved, I was losing a significant portion of my income.

In that moment I had a choice.

I could succumb to sadness and fear at the loss of a client and income.

Or I could focus on the glimmer of light that was shining through the veil of my mood.

I latched on to the light and immediately began to feel something new emerge. I didn’t know how long it would take to come to fruition, or what would happen. But I let it guide me.

Imbolc and the Light of Hope

Imbolc (February 1) is a holiday my ancestors celebrated to acknowledge the return of Light as winter transitioned slowly into spring. This time of year is a good reminder that no matter how dark it gets, light always follows.

Sometimes when you come to a crossroads, though, there’s a path of darkness and a path of light. Although you get to choose which you follow, your choice colors your experience.

The path of darkness can be comforting. Sometimes it’s a warm cave we curl into while we regenerate after a long journey. Darkness offers shelter, provides protection, gives us the space we need to find our center again.

But it isn’t always necessary to go down the path of darkness. Sometimes that route leads to denial of new life that’s trying to emerge. Life that is ready to burst forth if we only let it in.

With my client gone, I knew I had a choice to follow the dark or the light, the sadness or the joy. I could feel the distinct energies running through me. I knew neither was right or wrong, but I also remembered the times in my life when I needlessly chose the sadness and succumbed to the suffering. I didn’t want to do that. I chose to feel the light. To revel in it. To trust the void and embrace the unknowing.

Turning to the lightness brought me to where I needed to be. The next day I signed on a new client whose needs are beautifully aligned with everything I want to be doing in my work.

The light pulled me through. I was safely on the other side.

Celebrating New Life

There is nothing wrong with the darkness. It carries the seeds of new life.

But you don’t always have to linger in the dark in order to process your pain before you can authentically move forward. You can simply acknowledge the pain, feel its existence, say hello with gratitude, let it go, and move on.

Where in your life is there a glimmer of hope shining through the darkness?

What might happen if you acknowledge the dark, but focus on the light and let everything else go?

Who might you be if you surrender to trust and have faith in Spirit, letting the light guide you toward new life?

That’s something worth contemplating.

Sweet dreams,

Amy