Second New Moon of Autumn

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Autumnn Love

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Happy New Moon dreamers, empaths, healers, artists, dancers, druids, witches and moon people! We begin our Second New Moon of Autumn (26°35′ Libra) on Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:12 pm (pdt). It is the traditional Scorpio New Moon and we enter the “fullness moon” of Autumn which is a celebration of the Harvest, our Abundance and of course Halloween, aka honoring our Ancestors.

This moon cycle we have the enlightenment and penetrating chaos influences of Uranus, who sits in opposition to our new moon; we also have Mercury which entered Scorpio on Oct. 17 (until Nov 5th) and Jupiter who also entered Scorpio this week (until Nov 9, 2018). I don’t know about you, but I could feel them all hovering over my 12th house cusp just waiting to stir up some storms.

Mercury this month keeps the flow of observation and our thoughts, ideas and…

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Herbal Astrology

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Our ancestors were deeply attuned to the phases of the Moon and the stations of the Sun. Farmers once farmed by the Moon; the idea was that the “waxing” or growing Moon pulled plant energies upward, while the “waning” or decreasing Moon meant energy was moving back down towards the Earth and soil. When you consider that plants are filled with water and that the Moon’s gravity is strong enough to pull the tides of the ocean, there is a strong logic to this practice.

The “waxing” phase, from the New Moon to the Full Moon was the time to plant leafy plants and plants from which aerial portions were to be harvested such as berries, stems, leaves, flowers and barks. The “waning” phase, from the Full Moon to the dark of the Moon, was the time to plant root crops and also a good time to transplant, weed, prune…

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October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

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OPAL SYMBOLISM AND MEANING

Arabic legend attests that opals fell from the sky during lightning storms, while Australian aborigines thought the creator visited the earth in a rainbow and imparted opals as a colorful gift.

Nearly 100 B.C., a Roman scholar by the name of Pliny compared opal gemstones to volcanoes and colorful artwork, realizing that opals have the ability to reflect the hues of any gem. Because of these colorful reflective qualities, during the Middle Ages, it was thought that opals harnessed immense power and luck.

Throughout time, opals have been regarded as a gem full of good luck and fortune, especially for those with October birth months.

OPAL COLOR

Opals have a primary color of either white or black, and many people find both appealing. The opal’s most defining quality is its kaleidoscope character that radiates all the colors of the rainbow. Microscopic silica, a crucial component to…

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First Full Moon of Autumn

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Nesting Horned Owl

By Phoenix the Elder –Blessings on this full moon dreamers in the beautiful month of October… we enter our 1st Full Moon of Autumn on October 5th 2017 @ 12 degrees Ares. Our signs and synchronicities begin three days before each new and full moon and if we can be flexible enough in our attention, we can give more energy to heighten our second sight, which helps our personal intuition (empath nature, psyche, remembrance, and memory) grown stronger.

The slow progressive journey of awareness comes with difficulty and that is precisely where we walk our talk. Its fine to express ourselves and believe everything we wish, but in an Aries full moon, our actions show us more of who we are than any belief system we have, negative or positive.

So, to really see our signs clearly in the Libra right relationship cycle, the Aries full moon and the…

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Why Such A Powerful Virgo New Moon?

By Astrorisa Moon Forecaster Iya Olusoga-Bisi Ade

What Makes The Upcoming Virgo New Moon Ceremony So Powerful?

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Three Planets Will Slide Behind the Moon in an Occultation. Before the official new moon date 9/20. This isa rare event happening with this moon. Today 9/18 the Moon will block Mercury (Esu/Elegba/Ibeji), Mars (Ogun), and Venus (Oshun) and one of the brightest stars in the sky, Regulus, in the constellation Leo, a few hours after it passes Venus. Venus will ingress in the sign of Virgo 9/20 at the time of the Virgo New Moon.The last time the moon slid past three planets within 24 hours as it will this week was on March 5, 2008 (when it was Mercury, Venus and Neptune), and the next time will be in 7/24/2036, according to EarthSky. Mercury completes it’s post retrograde shadow period on 9/19. These events make this Virgo new moon one of the most powerful moon times in decades.​

The Mystique and Lore of Sapphire’s

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Amulets, Talismans, and Religious Beliefs

Sapphires figure prominently in numerous beliefs and traditions, both past and present.  For centuries, sapphires have been used for alchemy, magic, healing rituals, and astrological prognostication.

Early priests and scholars believed that precious gemstones, including sapphires, had specific “virtues” that could be used to benefit man if their powers were properly harnessed. According to legend, Helen of Troy (c. 12th century B.C.) owned a large star sapphire, which was believed to hold the key to her desirability. The famous “seal” of King Solomon (c. 1000-931 B.C.) was legendary, not only because it was an inscribed sapphire, but also because it apparently gave him power over spirits in the air, earth, and underworld.

During the Hellenistic period (400-100 B.C.) when gemstones were associated with specific deities or occult powers, sapphires were routinely inscribed with the head of Jupiter (Zeus), the god of the sky. During this…

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LUNAR ECLIPSE IN AQUARIUS, 7TH AUGUST AT 15 DEGREES, 18.10 UT.

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An Eclipse opens a portal, releasing waves of energy that is available to us all, giving us a rare opportunity to get in touch with and listen to the inner voice of our intuition, our inner knowing, and wisdom, our inner compass.

It is the beginning of an Eclipse cycle that is ushering us into a new and transformative life-changing phase at immense speed, taking us to our next evolutionary level.

The pressure may feel quite intense, as this Lunar Eclipse marks the grand finale of three Jupiter-Pluto tense squares that have been shaking up everything from the personal to the political since November 2016. Pushing us to step up to our personal power and inner greatness.

The focal point of this Lunar Eclipse is the rare “Finger of God” constellation. A finger of God shows a special life transforming mission.

We are presently in the midst of a karmic mission on…

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Second Full Moon of Summer 2017

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Artist Charles Vess

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Dreamers and Moon Souls, we now enter our Second Full Moon of Summer, the release intention. We are hitting the peak of summer with this full moon, and she sits at 14 degrees Aquarius beginning on Monday, August 7, 2017. It conjuncts the south node and sits opposite the Sun, Mars and the North Node. Direction and Will Power are the deliberate magical qualities of this second half of the second moon cycle.

My wisdom says… Make up your mind and make your decisions “now” and let things crumble and fall where they may in order to live your truth. This is an Aquarian Full Moon and its all about the Truth or Chaos. Because its another Mars/Moon connection, the forth one in a row, along with the 5th one at the next new moon, along side the 100 year Eclipse, this is a…

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Hazel Tree: August 5 ~ September 1 {Celtic Astrology}

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Celtic Symbol: The Rainbow Salmon

Zodiac Degrees: 12º00` Leo – 8º59` Virgo

Ruling Planet: Mercury – Mugher; Element: Air; Color: Orange

Ancient Gods Associated With Mercury: Greek – Hermes; Celtic – Ogma, Manannan, Artemis, Diana

Symbolism : Wisdom & Divination, Poetry & Science, Playfulness & Enchantment, Healing Arts

Gemstone: Amethyst, Topaz, Pearl

Birds: Crane

Flower: Vervain

Folk Names: Coll

In Irish Celtic mythology, the hazel tree was where the Faery spirits lived. The hazel nut in Celtic legends is an emblem of concentrated wisdom and all the knowledge of the arts and sciences was to be found by eating these nuts.

Hazel tree individuals are perceptive, clever people endowed with good reasoning powers. This sharpness of intellect promotes excellent debaters and writers. They are also great planners and organizers, down to the smallest detail. The urge to acquire knowledge promotes scholars and experts in their fields. People born during the first two…

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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!