What They All Have in Common . . . New Moon in Aquarius

By Brana Mijatovic, Ph.D.

Take a look at the crystals in this email: what do they have in common?
You guessed it — all are offbeat, original, unusual . . . one could even say — physically impossible — and yet that is how they naturally developed!
What they have in common is that they apparently did not get the memo on how to grow in expected ways, like other crystals . . .
This is how you may want to think of yourself after this New Moon / partial Solar Eclipse in Aquarius.
This New Moon / partial Solar Eclipse in Aquarius is on Thursday, Feb 15 at 4pm encourages us to open up to
  • new ways of thinking about our hopes, wishes, and dreams
  • expressing ourselves in all the ways that make us unique
  • change in how we view and how we build the supportive structures in our lives
  • investigate the possibilities for communicating our ideas at a larger scale
  • looking into new ways through which we can spread progressive ideas
  • envisioning a creation of communities that will promote greater awareness of all that is beneficial for humanity
  • working together and collaborating in new ways for higher ideals and a greater good
Crystals to help with these are Herkimer Diamond, Moldavite, Chevron Amethyst, Chrysocolla, Clear Quartz (Scepter formation) . . .

Third New Moon of Winter

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Greetings and welcome Dreamers, Artists, Healers, Singers, Soul and Moon Lovers! We are now entering our last and final moon cycle of Winter, which includes a partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday February 15, 2018 @ at 27º Aquarius(traditionally the Pisces New Moon). For the newbies here, see the link at the very bottom for instructions of how to work with this lunar work-study.

If our dreaming and visions can find some harmony with our practical mundane life, we may find some agreeable unity during transitional times. Transitions always involved a relationship between the self and our soul, between others and our desires, between our nature and the earth’s nature. It is here we step a little closer to our authentic self or further away into worry or any name for fear. Practices make us aware, so we can regain our balance during times…

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The Energies of February

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The start of February is the midpoint between the December solstice and the March equinox, an occasion traditionally marked by the Celtic fire festival Imbolc, a celebration that honours the slowly returning light in the northern hemisphere. The corresponding festival for those in the southern hemisphere is Lammas, which traditionally celebrates the gathering in of the first fruits of the year’s harvest and serves as a reminder to conserve inner resources for the approaching autumn/winter season. So where ever you may be in the world, the beginning of February is a good time to pause, breath and connect with nature in gratitude for the season’s offerings.

On January 31st we had a powerful full moon lunar eclipse that will most likely already have provided you with illumination on some of the themes likely to be resonating for you in February’s energy flow.

Not only was this event a super moon…

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Crystal Support For The Leo Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse

By Krista Mitchell

Crystal Support for the Leo Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse Wednesday Jan. 31st at 8:27am ET

This is a north node eclipse that is pulling us towards our destiny, a defining moment where we’re being asked to let go of what’s old and no longer of service to us, so that we can open doorways to the future.

Common themes:

  • manifesting your own fate and destiny
  • closing the door on old ways of being, old versions of yourself
  • opening up to newer and greater ways of being, to what you can be
  • expanding your heart energy
  • identifying what matters most to you and taking steps to protect it
  • womanhood, motherhood, and divine feminine energy
  • intensified creative energy
  • releasing what you need to in order to be able to tune into the future
  • prophecy
  • observing themes and honoring lessons
  • discovering and pursuing your guiding light or north star
  • becoming the leading man/lady, king/queen of your own life
  • potential and power

Either wear or hold one or more of the following crystals during the full moon eclipse to help your harness the energy:

(from top)

Lapis lazuli – inner knowledge, soul desires
Tourmalined quartz – purification, release
Ruby – king or queen energy, inner strength, nobility
Carnelian – Leonine goddess energy, passion, creation
Smithsonite – prophetic vision, intuition, knowing

Leo Super Moon Forecast ~ January 31, 2018

By Iya Olusoga – Bisi Ade, Astrorisa Moon Forecaster

January 31, 2018
Total Full Moon Eclipse – Super Blue Red Leo Moon
Wednesday, January 31 2018, 08:28 AM EDT

Welcome to this special moon time which last visited us 150 years ago. This is a blood red moon because it is the 3rd moon in the trilogy of full moons Dec.3rd, Jan.1st, and Jan. 31st . It is a blue moon because it is the 2nd full moon in the month of Jan. It is a Super moon because of its distance to earth, and it is a full moon eclipse.

Please DO NOT do a full moon fill em up during this moon time. Instead we’re given a special ceremony to do just for this moon time which is shared in this video.
Let’s get ready for this full moon season.

Six Stones for Aquarius

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Using an ally, like a gemstone or crystal, is a good idea for this sign, as they are naturally empathetic to nature, and thrive best when in touch with their spirituality.

Aquarius does well with stones that are light blue in color, as they are the water bearer, but can also incorporate red and yellow.

Stones that offer emotional protection and grounding are beneficial, as water and air need stabilizing and warming.

Silver is a good metal for Aquarius, as it aids in blood detoxification and circulation while removing negative energies.

Garnet is a grounding and protective stone that brings fire, aids with melancholy and is a symbol of love and truth. It is a powerful balancer for air and the erratic influences of Uranus.

This intensely purifying (fire) stone is associated with the pomegranate, a symbol of the feminine, and was greatly valued by many ancient tribes in their search for awareness. Garnet is a medieval stone that is…

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Astrology Stones for the Aquarius Woman

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Aquarius is sometimes referred to as the alien sign of the zodiac and the Aquarius woman wears this label with pride. She is friendly and sociable yet somehow removed as if viewing the world from another realm. Her head is sometimes in the clouds, her inspiration stemming from beyond, she is often considered an enigma. She is a tempest of intellect, independence and innovation, and as a fixed air Sign, she doesn’t like to be told what to do. She follows her intuition as it shifts like the wind.

She is drawn to natural therapies, wind chimes and gemstones that reflect the cosmos. Aquarian astrology stones are imbued with meaning and form the perfect jewels in her otherworldly crown.

Audacious Aquarius Style

The Aquarius woman is the ultimate non-conformist. You will not find her shopping at the local mall; she will pair vintage with handmade and boutique pieces in a style…

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Moon Astrology

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Lunar Astrology by Phoenix – In the seasons of the Moon, our Moon sign separates and is also joined within our life, which the Greeks called the action of synafae and aporroicae. All the signs in which she enters or departs, she can depart from the many and is joined by the many aspect of life, becoming our mirror. Whatever star (sign) she is found, she bears towards that unity; like water… this is our moon sign.

Look to what degree the ruler aspects her or is in the same house with her. Having grasped the preceding astrological influences, you will be able to explain the whole fate of a human within her true nature. This is what the north and south nodes reference to within our moon sign, our karma, our destiny and our fate that is always moving like the moon each night and day.

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Second New Moon of Winter 2018

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Hello Dreamers, Artists, Healers and Moon Lovers, Happy New Moon. Welcome to nature’s Second New Moon of Winter, starting Jan 16, 2018 @ 6:17 pm pst. We finished our first moon of winter with decorated lights, good food and holiday celebrations. If you had any work or family issues arise last month, just know that is very natural and normal for Capricorn Moons. I hope you found some warmth in whatever your month brought you in regards to your spiritual journey.  For those who are new here, you might wish to read over the instructions first for this supportive work-study lunar work. (see the link at the very bottom).

Now, our second moon of winter as arrived and we have another group of Capricorn planets (again) challenging us. We are settling into and walking our ancient “Midwinter”. In soul, emotional and dreaming work, this is…

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January 2018 Capricorn New Moon

By Krista Mitchell

Crystal Support for the Capricorn 2018 New Moon

The new moon in Capricorn, sign of ambition, industry and goals, happens this Tuesday January 16th at 9:17pm ET.

What to be aware of for this new moon:

  • This new moon phase is being described as a “rollercoaster”. With six planets sitting in the sign and the building of eclipse season energy, the next few days could feel tumultuous and overwhelming, potentially giving rise to conflicts and endings in your relationships, friendships, careers, lifestyles, travel plans, and home life.
  • While this new moon comes at the start of the year, a time when you may feel the need to be proactive in planning and pursuing your goals for the year, the emphasis is on going within, taking care of yourself, and focusing on introspection, contemplation, and meditation until a couple of days after the new moon.
  • There may be a tendency to act impulsively, feel fatigued, irritable, and argumentative, so the more you can give yourself quiet time, self-care and nourishment, and solitude, the better.
  • Intuition, insight, and sensitivity will be heightened at this time, and steps taken in the next few days will initiate major shifts in your life that can have very happy and beneficial results IF you work at remaining grounded, rational, and balanced when making decisions.

Overall guidance for this new moon in Capricorn: take these next few days as an opportunity to find quiet time, amp up your self-care routine, connect with your inner wisdom, and invest in your soul journey, and all will work out for the best! 🙂