The Sacred Actions Wheel of the Year Journal and Earth-Based Spiritual Journaling — The Druids Garden

I’m really excited to announce the release of my new book: The Sacred Actions Journal: A Wheel of the Year Journal for Sustainable and Spiritual Practices.  The Sacred Actions Journal is a follow-up to my 2021 book Sacred Actions: Living the Wheel and includes additional information on sacred actions, new insights on spiritual journaling, new…

The Sacred Actions Wheel of the Year Journal and Earth-Based Spiritual Journaling — The Druids Garden

December 2022 Forecast and Fourth Quarter North Node Horoscopes

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DECEMBER 2022 FORECAST

We finish 2022 with a shift of energies and a changing worldview. In many ways, the intensity and frustration of 2022 set the stage for a much more eventful 2023. All the Jupiter/Neptune in Pisces energy, plus Mars Retrograde from October 30-January 13, 2023 make it difficult to evaluate 2022 and take action without the benefit of additional hindsight.

This need for review gets amplified by ending the year with Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn. Time to dot your i’s and cross your t’s. Mercury remains Retrograde until January 18, 2023 when Mercury stations Direct on the same day that the Sun conjuncts Pluto. We can expect something deep and profound to arise from our retrospection, but this year ends with a backwards look and suspended animation.

For now, tend to the things you can control and influence. In some cases that might “just” mean prayer and meditation…

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New Moon in Sagittarius ~ November 23, 2022 — Laura Bruno’s Blog

My November 2022 Forecast shared: November 23 New Moon in Sagittarius, 5:57 p.m. Eastern US time. This Sagittarius New Moon occurs only a half-hour after Jupiter stations direct in Pisces. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and co-rules Pisces, so this shift from retrograde to direct motion strengthens Jupiter and his domain. Known as “the Great Benefic,” Jupiter […]

New Moon in Sagittarius ~ November 23, 2022 — Laura Bruno’s Blog

The Healing Magic of 432 Hz + Crystals

There’s a magic that happens when we combine crystal energy with sound frequencies:
It has an alchemical harmonizing effect that we experience right down to a cellular level. Congruence is a powerful thing to consider, because right now our world is heavily incongruent (war, illness, pollution, tyrannical politics, social injustice, harmful tech, etc.).The incongruence is felt by our nervous system, which is then destabilizing to the energy patterns of our body, mind, and souls. Conversely, when we experience greater harmony, congruence within, we can re-establish wellness and balance.→ This isn’t a new concept, btw, it’s the fundamental upon which energy healing is based.
So back to 432 Hz and crystals:
Studies have begun to show that listening to music at the frequency of 432 Hz helps to slow our heart rate, lower blood pressure, and deepen our breathing – it has the opposite effect of stress on these systems. What I’ve found is that in pairing 432 hz music with congruent crystal frequencies I feel: a decompressing effect on my nervous system deeper relaxation spaciousness and ease within more grounded presence and embodiment greater compassion for myself and others. My intuition and spiritual connection to the ALL exponentially increases. I experience greater feelings of abundance, possibility, and something very precious to me: HOPE.

Read entire article here: The Healing Magic of 432 Hz + Crystals

New Moon in Aries | Entering the Planting Moon | Lunar Report

This New Moon in Aries on the 1st of April is a pretty powerful one! It begins a new season and a new astrological year. The Aries energy offers us a burst of exciting energy to help us jumpstart our goals and take quick, brave and decisive action on our goals.

New moons offer us a chance to begin again and start a new chapter. With Aries being the first sign of the zodiac, this new moon can inspires us to take big and bold action. It’s important to listen to your instincts and intuition right now, and be sure to follow through with the actions you begin.

This cycle holds many opportunities for us to move into our goals and plant the seeds of our intentions. The Planting moon takes place during this cycle which will offer opportunity to see some of the beginning manifestations of our goals.

Read full article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ New Moon in Aries ~ Entering the Planting Moon ~ Lunar Report

New moon in Pisces Lunar Report | Entering the Seed Moon Cycle

New moons mark the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new one, and this new moon in Pisces is ushering in the Seed Moon Cycle! During this cycle we will also be experiencing a shift in seasons.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are shifting into the warmer months of Spring. The ground is thawing and we are now able to prepare our literal and metaphorical seeds for the new season ahead.

This new moon in Pisces will turn up your intuition and awareness. You might find your dreams are more vivid, or that your gut instincts are correct. Use your heightened intuition to ask yourself what kind of seeds you should plant for the cycle ahead.

Read full article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ New Moon in Pisces Moonthly Report | Entering the Seed Moon Cycle

Entering The Sage Moon | New Moon Lunar Report

This New Moon on February 1st could be considered the most powerful new moon of the year!

This new moon takes place on both Imbolc and the Lunar New Year in the sign of Aquarius. This helps us begin the month with what feels like a clean slate ready for powerful new beginnings.

This new moon is also right in the middle of Venus direct an Mercury direct which further helps set the stage for brand new beginnings in our relationships and the ways we might connect with others.

With this new moon we are entering the Sage Moon Cycle. This represents the time of year to clear away any stagnant or stuck energy so that you can plant new seeds for the year ahead.

Each month using our planners, decks and the current astrology, we create the New Moon Lunar Report.

Read complete article at: Spirit de Lune ~ Entering the Sage Moon | New Moon Lunar Report

A 21st Century Wheel of the Year: Reskilling at Imbolc

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Imbolc–the first signs of spring (artwork by myself and my father, Mark Driscoll)

In a traditional neopagan Wheel of the Year, Imbolc is the holiday that offers the first signs of spring.  Most traditionally, this is when the ewes began to lactate, and the snowdrops appeared on the landscape in the British Isles.  In the age of climate instability, traditional seasonal interpretations become challenged for many reasons–not the least of which are climate disruptions.  So how might we bring the holiday of Imbolc into the 21st century and think about what this holiday means to us today?

As I’ve discussed in earlier posts in this series, the 21st Century, the Age of the Anthropocene, offers us a set of unprecedented challenges and yet opportunities.  As a permaculture designer, I think it’s important to recognize that while the problems we already face are unavoidable, these problems give us a…

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Welcoming In The New Year And The New Moon

Mercury enters its first retrograde period of the year on the 14th of January in the sign of Aquarius. Mercury retrograde in Aquarius can have us questioning what areas we are feeling restricted by in our lives. Aquarius is all about freedom and liberation, so this retrograde could have you noticing the areas in your life where you need more expansion and movement.

On the 16th, Sun conjunct Pluto can help you step into your personal power and make decisions from a heightened perspective. There is also a desire and increased ability at discovering mysteries or uncovering secrets. 

The Full Wolf Moon in Cancer takes place on the 17th. The moon is most at home in the sign of Cancer, and you too might find your focus on your home and family.

The Wolf Moon in the nurturing sign of Cancer could shift your attention towards the safety of your pack and your environment. You might feel like cleansing, blessing and protecting your personal space at this time. Listen to your instincts!

Read full article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ Welcoming in the New Year and the New Moon

Solar Eclipse Portal | Entering the Cold Moon Cycle Moonthly Lunar Report

Are you feeling the intensity behind this total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius right now? This last New Moon of 2021 is a big one that helps us close out and learn lessons that began almost 2 years ago.

Eclipses are powerful portals that we can intentionally use when it comes to our life lessons and soul progress.

They are known for their intense energies, and they often bring with them major life lessons. While this one is no different, it carries a much more optimistic and friendly tone thanks to Sagittarius.

This new cycle is our final cycle of the year and with it comes opportunities to create and refine the life we are wanting to bring into 2022.

Read original article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ Solar Eclipse Portal | Entering the Cold Moon Cycle