Astrorisa – Mini Libra Full Moon 4-11-17

Written by Iya Olusoga – Bisi Ade
April 11, 2017
Libra Full Moon 21° in House 9
Aries Sun 21° in House 3
2:08 AM EDT

Themes: Self-empowerment, bullish, control, taking advice, unexpected new events, change and transformation, opportunity for growth, higher law, higher learning, communication, cleansing, harmony, hostilities, corruption, and boundaries.
We’re now experiencing an Aries Sun / Libra Moon time. Is all fair in love and war? We’ll definitely find out; because we’re looking into the fairness of ours and other’s actions during the next 29 days…We’re not going to move away from the influences of Oshun for a good moment.
Welcome to the Libra-Oshun Full Moon of April, ruler of house 7 and archetype of Orisa Oshun and planet Venus. This Libra Full Moon resides in house 9, the house of higher law, and learning. This moon will alert our collective consciousness to express a need for personal, spiritual, and emotional clearing and cleansing, and to bring into existence both balance and harmony… This moon time will release more of our stored up hostilities… If we are mindful of the duality in nature of this Libra moon, both disruptive, and harmonizing we can decide how best we would like to work with these lunar vibrations…
This is our time to set boundaries and to honor the laws that govern those boundaries. This is that moon time which requires us to re-affirm our personal or group’s authority, to regain confidence, and self-worth.
Complete Forecast Available Here

Have an Inspirational, Unifying, War Zone Free, Libra Moon Time!

First Full Moon of Spring – Elder Mountain Dreaming

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First Full Moon of Spring (in Libra) is Monday, April 10, 2017 (11:08 pm PDT) Set your ‘one’ full moon release intention, based on what surfaced from your New Moon Intention for the past two weeks. There are many various names each month for all the different full moons, and whichever you follow just try to keep it simple. The moon is about our very intimate and very personal nature, rather than cosmic (sun or solar).

Because lunar work is so intimate, it symbolically represents our “inner emotional life” so go out and just look at the moon tonight or tomorrow night and connect with the beauty on a personal level. You will recognize that she is quiet, gentle and simple. This is a great mirror for us in a world of movement, challenges or stress.  

Moon is also symbolic for everything emotional that has happened to us, so for this month, its time again to honor who we are and find our ‘release’ of what no longer serves your highest good… to let it go, one full moon at a time.

Blessings on the Full Moon ~Phoenix

Source: First Full Moon of Spring – Elder Mountain Dreaming

Wild Ground Phlox {April’s Full Moon} – Good Witches Homestead

Source: Wild Ground Phlox {April’s Full Moon} – Good Witches Homestead

The April full moon is also known as the Full Pink Moon, which was named for the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, one of the earliest flowers of the spring.

pink full moonSpring has arrived, and the energy is moving into the action phase. The Moon is full with fertility, growth, planting, and it is now the time to sow new seeds (both literally, and figuratively). This is a time for earth magick, and that dealing with growth and fertility.  This is a time to empower and encourage growth. Also, now is a great time to do spell work dealing with fertility, self-confidence, self-improvement, and for seeking knowledge and wisdom. It is now time to put to actions the plans made throughout winter.  For gardeners, it is the time to empower seeds.

APRIL; Growing Moon (April) Also known as Hare Moon, Seed or Planting Moon, Planter’s Moon, Budding Trees Moon, Eastermonath (Eostre Month), Ostarmanoth, Pink Moon, Green Grass Moon
Nature Spirits: plant faeries
Herbs: basil, chives, dragon’s blood, geranium, thistle
Colors: crimson red, gold
Flowers: daisy, sweet pea
Scents: pine, bay, bergamot, patchouli
Stones: ruby, garnet, sard
Trees: pine, bay, hazel
Animals: bear, wolf
Birds: hawk, magpie
Deities: Kali, Hathor, Anahita, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, Bast
Power Flow: energy into creating and producing; return balance to the nerves. Change, self-confidence, self-reliance, take advantage of opportunities. Work on temper and emotional flare-ups and selfishness.

APRIL MOON FACTS AND FOLKLORE

A full Moon in April brings frost. If the full Moon rises pale, expect rain.

  • On April 20, 1972, the lunar module of Apollo XVI landed on the moon with astronauts John Young and Charles Duke aboard. Thomas Mattingly remained in orbit around the moon aboard the command module.
  • One day later, on April 21, 1972, Apollo XVI astronauts John Young and Charles Duke drove an electric car on the surface of the moon. It’s still up there along with some expensive tools and some film that they forgot.
  • The period from the Full Moon through the last quarter of the Moon is the best time for killing weeds, thinning, pruning, mowing, cutting timber, and planting below-ground crops.

One of the most dramatic sights in the night sky—and inspiration for poets, artists, and lovers for millennia—full moons captivate us like nothing else.

Every month Earth’s moon goes through its phases, waning and waxing in its constant transformation from new moon to full moon and back again. Full moons occur every 29.5 days or so as the moon moves to the side of Earth directly opposite the sun, reflecting the sun’s rays off its full face and appearing as a brilliant, perfectly circular disk.

For millennia, humans have used the movement of the moon to keep track of the passing year and set schedules for hunting, planting, and harvesting. Ancient cultures the world over have given these full moons names based on the behavior of the plants, animals, or weather during that month.

January: Wolf Moon
Native Americans and medieval Europeans named January’s full moon after the howling of hungry wolves lamenting the midwinter paucity of food. Other names for this month’s full moon include old moon and ice moon.

February: Snow Moon
The typically cold, snowy weather of February in North America earned its full moon the name snow moon. Other common names include storm moon and hunger moon.

March: Worm Moon
Native Americans called this last full moon of winter the worm moon after the worm trails that would appear in the newly thawed ground. Other names include the chaste moon, death moon, crust moon (a reference to snow that would become crusty as it thawed during the day and froze at night), and sap moon, after the tapping of the maple trees.

April: Pink Moon
Northern Native Americans call April’s full moon the pink moon after a species of early blooming wildflower. In other cultures, this moon is called the sprouting grass moon, the egg moon, and the fish moon.

May: Flower Moon
May’s abundant blooms give its full moon the name flower moon in many cultures. Other names include the hare moon, the corn planting moon, and the milk moon.

June: Strawberry Moon
In North America, the harvesting of strawberries in June gives that month’s full moon its name. Europeans have dubbed it the rose moon, while other cultures named it the hot moon for the beginning of the summer heat.

July: Buck Moon
Male deer, which shed their antlers every year, begin to regrow them in July, hence the Native American name for July’s full moon. Other names include thunder moon, for the month’s many summer storms, and hay moon, after the July hay harvest.

August: Sturgeon Moon
North American fishing tribes called August’s full moon the sturgeon moon since the species was abundant during this month. It’s also been called the green corn moon, the grain moon, and the red moon for the reddish hue it often takes on in the summer haze.

September: Harvest Moon
The most familiar named moon, September’s harvest moon refers to the time of year after the autumn equinox when crops are gathered. It also refers to the moon’s particularly bright appearance and early rise, which lets farmers continue harvesting into the night. Other names include the corn moon and the barley moon.

October: Hunter’s Moon
The first moon after the harvest moon is the hunter’s moon, so named as the preferred month to hunt summer-fattened deer and fox unable to hide in now bare fields. Like the harvest moon, the hunter’s moon is also particularly bright and long in the sky, giving hunters the opportunity to stalk prey at night. Other names include the traveling moon and the dying grass moon.

November: Beaver Moon
There is disagreement over the origin of November’s beaver moon name. Some say it comes from Native Americans setting beaver traps during this month, while others say the name comes from the heavy activity of beavers building their winter dams. Another name is the frost moon.

December: Cold Moon
The coming of winter earned December’s full moon the name cold moon. Other names include the long night moon and the oak moon.

The Blue Moon
Each year, the moon completes its final cycle about 11 days before the Earth finishes its orbit around the sun. These days add up, and every two and a half years or so, there is an extra full moon, called a blue moon. The origin of the term is uncertain, and its precise definition has changed over the years. The term is commonly used today to describe the second full moon of a calendar month, but it was originally the name given to the third full moon in a season containing four full moons.

3rd New Moon of Winter – Elder Mountain Dreaming

Lunar Monthly Musings by Phoenix the Elder – Greetings artists, people of dreams and visions, healers, seers and empaths… we have completed our second moon cycle of Capricorn now, which lasted till the very last moment! It hung onto its cycle with a fever – but on Jan 25th the energy shifted mid-afternoon and the water spilled releasing the Cancer’s full moons hold. Now we enter the final moon cycle of Winter and the electricity charge is much different and its goal is freedom, not responsibility. Aquarian and Sagittarius energy are the most rebellious of earth, even Trump, who is a Gemini with Uranus conjunct his Sun, will show the world how Uranian energy works for everyone to see.

I posted the first photo above to show you two main symbols of Uranus (Aquarian energy). The photo on the left is an expression of the 0-15 degrees Aquarius and the influences of Capricorn: The individual, the rebel, the true energy of  chaos within the family, corporations, government or business. The photo on the right, 15-30 degrees Aquarius, influenced by Pisces: The magical, the mystical and visionary or the self-sabotage sides of Aquarius/Uranus. This New Moon sits at 8 degrees Aquarius starting January 27, 2017, so we are going to express and observe in our personal world, the more challenging Capricorn issues of Saturn and Uranus’ who dislike of each other.

In families this will be the responsible one verses the chaos one, in community it will be the rebel verses structure, the closed minded verses the visionary and in the collective it will be the leadership and power verses the common sense and positive detachment that is required in great changes. So wherever you sit in the world this moon, try to understand the oppositions are the greatest of the year – this is because the new year (spring) hasn’t begun the new energy for the year yet, regardless what Sun calendars proclaim around the Winter Solstice.

1069420_488598261214698_683738790_nAll of you should have experienced some chaos already, if not, that train will arrive on time at the Leo Full Moon on Friday, Feb 10th. The work I teach is to structure soul and emotional chaos which is part true moon cycles. Its not to avoid it, its not about fearing this natural flow, its about jumping into it and letting it lead, showing you something about your fears, denials and avoidance of your own diving deep within which is hidden. That is what and where the mystery and magical is located for artists, dreamers, empaths etc.

Chaos Magic is truly a Uranian things, and those who study magic principles have no idea what true chaos means in the reality of you are going to experience the chaos, not others if you try to send anything out in this moon cycle. So be very wise to not do any type of magical work until spring comes when mother earth awakens. She does not like to be disturbed in her winter sleep.

I wrote an article a few months back of the Golden Baba, which are the golden grandmothers of our past. It spoke about the white indigenous tribe of the north who they in the 13th century called the “sleeping people” and if disturbed, they would wake up angry and also die. They were an old dream (bear) caln, who fell asleep around the Autumn Equinox and did not awaken until Spring. Of course, they died out because the new world order after the 12th century had no room for the old ones, just like everywhere else on earth.

vladislav-erkoFor those of you who are dreamers, its very important for you to give your self permission to dream in the three moons of winter and sleep more, especially if you have a water sun or moon (Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio). Its necessary for you to maintain your natural emotional health, so try not to be swayed by the fire or earth clans people who hardly need any sleep and are on the go all the time.  Never compare yourself or your children to non-dreamer types.

I had to learn that lesson in my late 30s when my children were teenagers, I would say why can’t you behave like so and so and see them as an example, I had not mastered the mirror principles yet. I finally had so many good daggers thrown at me by my kids giving me flack for that, that I stopped and gave up.  So try to loosen the mother hen a bit this cycle (tribal or group thinking) and use your individual self or independent part of your self to chose only whats most important, most dangerous and most intense when dealing with your world to add some of your power to find balance. Then exercise the Fire Rooster you were born to be this moon cycle only (the little general) who protects and pays attention to purification and defense for healthy boundaries against those who want to eat you alive with their niceness.

Speaking of Fire Rooster energy, this new moon is also the Chinese New Year which brings fire and purification, of the bossy energy types! I will repeat again: Make sure the south direction of your home, house or property has some metal chimes hanging there until next February. Some bossy people are natural leaders, but some just need to cry and have a release and accept they are not the warrior types, they are just angry and under that anger, is a lot of sadness or depression which requires a lot of tears.

western-ukraineI ask people in the third moon of winter: “Where is your Rebel? Where is he or she hiding from you that either sabotages you or stands up for you? Remember all fixed signs must work together, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius must learn to be friends in order to help us navigate a fixed moon cycle. Taurus owns practicality, Leo owns Love, Scorpio sees in the Dark and Aquarius see’s all of them plus its own Rebel vs Chaos vs Visionary. So many feel people guilty for their rebel or their chaos and others make damn sure they do feel guilty for it. So in an Aquarian cycle, be emotionally detached and put on your armor but then when Pisces Moon comes next moon cycle, take the armor off, be emotional and throw that armor in the ocean of freedom.

Shame or Shaming others, used in an Aquarian cycle always backfires, so make sure you put that on the back burner, it is not a good attitude for this moon, and its wise to remember that you are truly your own worst enemy and nobody else is. This moon of winter says make a decision and stick to it, hell or high water. Fixed energy is to push through difficulty, slay the self (ego, vindictiveness or jealousy) and to give yourself so much trouble that you reach a higher level of your personal struggle. What I read out there in the spiritual world is, its all about the ONE LOVE, ONE WORLD, ONE ENERGY we are all connected to. That my friend is 1960s Aquarian bullshit and escapism that died on New Years Eve, 1970. We are all at different places, we all have different karma (vibration) and we are not all alike nor do we walk in that blindness or high.

Being Aquarian opposite Uranus with a Pisces Moon, I have had to learn to slay the self, then let go and put this on auto repeat most of my life til I got it right and once I joined the energy of the consciousness and actual cycles of the moon and mother earth, that became not only easier but it was so supportive to my spiritual path. A path that I was to survive, not play with its philosophies and theologies. So that is my wisdom for you so you can make it till the Spring Equinox with some self dignity left.

New Moon intentions for an Aquarian 3rd Moon of Winter Cycle:

I am independent
I accept my inner spiritual warrior (if your fearful)
I recognize my being right vs being happy
I become aware of one negative behavior (name what it is)
I practice silencing my thoughts
I nurture my emotional self
I practice projection in a positive and creative way
I am in the present moment (for the worriers / anxiety ones)
I am self-nurturing (if your continuing your healing path)
I protect my intimacy (those who fear speaking their needs)
I am capable & grounded in confrontation
I recognize my toxic behavior
I express my anger with self-control
I express my feelings (if your shy)
I recognize my false expectation
I bring into action my idealism
I am beautiful
I am making appropriate self judgement
I am intelligent
I breath to relax
I am observing more (for big talkers)
My needs are real
I trust my process

babd5e0d7a97745ed9dabe5d492061d6Last Note: Valentines Day is Feb 14 and the Full Moon in Leo is Feb 10th! So if something arises for you it might be around a release issue of Chaos Love.

Also in the Chart below: The Sun/Moon (new moon), are not really influenced by much here, but everywhere around them is a big fat T-Square (red triangle) which is tension. Since Leo is about relations on the full moon, note the mars, venus, chiron conjunction. If a love spat arises, just know that your personal woundedness will arise, so use it to your advantage to learn about where you are wounded in love.

Also practice being still, meditate, and focus on your groundedness and let the Chaos fly all around you. Try really hard NOT TO GET INVOLVE IN OTHER PEOPLES CHAOS this moon cycle…  you work on YOUR own chaos, and if involved in other peoples chaos, just practice a bit more silence and observe more of what is happening. Whatever you do, keep your mouth shut. That is my BEST wisdom for the month. If you do have to go chaos on a situation, make sure its worth the battle…

Blessings on the New Moon, Chinese New Year and Valentines Day!
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Source: 3rd New Moon of Winter – Elder Mountain Dreaming

Full Moon 12 January 2017 ~ Tug ‘O’ War – Darkstar Astrology

The January Full Moon In Cancer Decan 3: Put a Full Moon in a decan awash in emotionality and what do you get? Volatile moods, devotion, extreme passion and deep intuition. Inside there might be a tempest raging, but at this time it is vital to display a neutral mask. If we are bitten at this Full Moon we will be not twice, but thrice shy! Under the surface of this lunation, the Gemini twins are playing tug-of-war.

This is because even though we are in tropical Cancer, this Full Moon falls in the decan that contains the twin stars of Castor and Pollux. So the energy is very bi-polar, where we find it hard to make a decision. The jump between playing the angel and devil in the collective can be quite stark too.

Those touched by this full moon might have to make the best of a reckless choice made in ‘devil’ mode. Avoid emotional, impulse ‘buys’, or you might be duped into tolerating bad behaviour just because you can’t get out of the contract. However if you are genuinely betrayed under the law, feel free to pull out dark twin Pollux…. […]

Source: Full Moon 12 January 2017 ~ Tug ‘O’ War – Darkstar Astrology

Gemini full moon for each element and sign

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FULL MOON in GEMINI – Things often come to a head during full moons. What was started during the previous new moon, or something carried over from the previous full moon can see a resolution or culmination of some kind during the full moon intense energy.
Today, December 13, 2016, the moon is in Gemini, and the sun is in its opposite sign, Sagittarius. This astrological opposition happens during every full moon, and always reminds me of relationships, so what I write below is about more what this can mean for each sun sign, in a general sense …

Read the rest at the Source: Gemini full moon for each element and sign

First Full Moon of Winter — Elder Mountain Dreaming

Moonful Musings by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, Artists and Magical Souls of Earth, this full moon begins Tuesday, December 13, 2016 and starts off our three Winter Moons. Winter Solstice is December 21st and a world-wide celebration by spiritual people, pagans, some religious and naturalists who all celebrate the return of the Light. I work with this time of the year as the Return of the Nighta return of our inner light. If Autumn/Halloween is the Season of the Witch, then Winter and its long winter’s nap is  certainly the Season of the Dreamer.

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Winter’s Magic is our first powerful influence of nature when we are children, it teaches us about endurance and the need for warmth. It also shows us what nature looks like in her dress of emptiness in a positive way. Since she is the opposite of fullness and fertility of summer solstice, her stillness touches the wisdom of the time of peace when the oceans still at their greatest point which effects the collective humanity.

For eons the old souls have agreed upon this season as stillness and quiet and those who practice that with peace, stillness, silent retreats all honor a very feminine tradition called the great circle of life. So honor your moon cycle and join with those who practice the ways of peace by working with our own conflict or inner struggles.

tumblr_odurbnzxq61tnq8sxo1_500There is a bit of extra magic this moon cycle because one of the Behenian fixed stars is conjunct this full moon and that is the  fixed star Capella at 21º conjuncting the Gemini Full Moon at 22º. Any conjunction 1 or 0 degrees apart, falls into the magical and becomes more powerful.

Capella is one of fifteen stars called the group of Behenians and considered especially useful for magical applications and good luck in the western Medieval and Arabic astrology. Their name derives from Arabic bahman which means root, and the root of anything is magical when its clear.

Ancient rituals even in the older shamanic cultures and pre-shamanic dream cultures relied on the power of many offerings nature gives us. In modern times (after 2200 bce), talisman, powerful circles, dream amulet or like my Slavic effigy Marzanna are all made or created for the whole of community, tribe or clan. After the middle ages, the winter moons, when karma energy is high, from millenniums of destruction before that, began to be used for protection against living humans’ shadows that roamed during the winter months. Our sacred ceremonies of prehistory turned into winter solstice protection ceremonies and today they are mainly town or village festivals.

Saturn is our applicable and personal influence this moon cycle. The New Moon/Capella alignment is opposing Saturn/Sun. Saturn means Structure and the Moon means Emotion or Structure in cooperation with Emotion. Structures of Saturn are authority with accountability, you cannot have one without the other, otherwise its imbalanced and corrupted even in simple people. An collective example right now is the corporate power of an oil pipeline and the police protecting it.

Its opposition is Emotional power of peace is playing out with Standing Rock Lakota, which great spirit chose them in particular to lead because of their commitment to peace. They set the intention for their land with peace and the collective whole world agrees with the Lakota. That is a lot of energy to contend with, so the forces of power and shadow enters the Moon’s emotional magic with the power that is in balance (accountable) or imbalanced. As long as the Lakota can hold the wildness into its peaceful structure it will be successful. This energy will last until the Winter Solstice when the Capricorn moon shifts the month again into a new layer.

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Agrippa, discussed this fixed star in his Books of Occult Philosophy as the Behenii,  which is the occult magic of Hermes Trismegistus, which in other traditions is Thoth or the Hawk Messenger, which is a common tradition of the Middle Ages. In Greek mythology Capella is the Goat and the Cart, associated with Zeus who broke off one of its horn. This is where the horn of plenty folklore comes from.

Obviously these are all tied in with the Winter Solstice and winter’s survival folklore and myths. The Nordic peoples, Swedish, Norway and others always have the image of a tomte or nesse which is a hobbit, gnome or domovoi in the Slavic tradition in their more pagan Christ celebrations. They have as their symbols, a cart being pulled by a goat. This pagan tradition is popular based on the goat of Dionysus which is also Pan the tricksters giving gifts. A cat is also the symbol of the shape shifting Tomte or Nesse’s power as a forest clan.

In the Slavic folklore Capella is called Jastreb who is the messenger in the form of a Hawk, who flies high seeking the Mother Hen (the Pleiades) and the Rooster (Nath) which is the same story about the importance of abundance in the time of winter to stay nourished over the long dark nights and challenging weather.

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Capella is also connected to the Sapphire stone and the wonderful herb Thyme. So when your speak your personal Full Moon ‘release or letting go intention’ hold some thyme in your hand or sprinkle in your circle or around you or add it to your ritual. Capella involves both the rulerships of Jupiter (expansion and knowledge) and Saturn (authority and survival), so if you do any magical art, amulets or talisman work, prayer work, rituals, ceremonies, please include Capella into your night for some magical energies.

With magical enchantment Full Moons we must be careful with what we “release and let go of” this full moon. This can be any negative attitude, or a self sabotaging behavior, a struggle, an addiction, or an unconsciousness that you wish. What makes it somewhat more powerful is because the unconscious expands into our conscious for healing purposes. Have you ever had a broken heart? Well its that kind of energy you truly let go of on an inner soul level with your intention or something current. We let go each full moon of what our issue is until it releases, for some that maybe three years, for others longer or shorter amounts of cycles, it depends on what it is.

So be wise with intention work on the new and full moon, now or in ten years, don’t bite off more than you can chew which means, let go of small things moon cycle after moon cycle and trust that you will know when you’ve reached a bigger cycle of release. Same too with karma, we must experience it in order for it to be real.  You must be willing to be flexible when you work with full moon release medicine, otherwise the rubber band of tension will snap back if you don’t let go what you set in the intent for letting go. This is because our unconscious emotional fear is the ruler of this spiritual wellspring.

After doing this practice a few decades, I experienced the fears to heal them, and they got bigger not smaller, because I was getting closer to core issues and the more I became conscious with awareness, the more I could experience. The deeper one goes into their fear, the more frightening it becomes when it touches our karma. But the structures over chaos in this practice holds you tight and you learn by doing it because each moon cycle you build each brick to your foundation of trust, clear judgment, emotional self nourishment and so forth. Real lunar work is divine but also very intense, ask any of my apprentices!

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I attended a Women’s Visionary Counsel yesterday, which included a circle of maidens, mothers and wise women. It gave me a powerful obsidian mirror (collective mirror) of all the women’s circles I had lead exactly like this one each and every month from 35 years old until I was 57. The facilitator used the same things I did and I applied them each moon cycle: the dreamer’s water bowl in the center of the circle altar; the alignment with the practice of the power of working with intention; calling herself facilitator as I had done for 30 years; adding to my monthly moon cycle, I did my shamanic group ceremony and soul retrievals and dream journeys on the summer/winter solstices and the spring/autumn equinoxes. So I felt right at home and peaceful the entire day and it was a mirror for my closing of my 30 years as mother, closing those doors, all karma, teachings and integration and practiced disciplines, sacrifices etc all completed.

Last week I got four wrong numbers in four days from a man named “Zero” and after the third conversation I said its the zero that is important. The forth conversation I asked him not to call again and that our time was complete. He didn’t think it was a wrong number and I assured him it was. I then waited for the synchronicity of the unmanifest to manifest in this world, of why the kind alcoholic man brought his magician’s message to me.

a-slavic-celebration-of-koljada-21st-december-date-of-the-winter-solsticeIt manifested at the Women’s Visionary Counsel gathering when a beautiful spiritual woman did her presentation of the Mayan work and spoke the word I had been anticipating in the synchronicityZERO Chiefs.

A 40 year energy wave moved within me at that moment, as I remember well Temple Doors, the prehistory woman Chief told in the story of Hyemeyohsts Storm’s book “Seven Arrows” published in 1972. It was my first introduction to Spirituality that was outside my own family  or personal shamanic experiences up until that point (I read it at 19),  it was a gift from my Sagittarian boyfriend (and four years later my husband), who gave it to me on the Winter Solstice that year.

The Magic of Winter and the enchantment has already enchanted me, so why not let it do the same for you the remaining of this moon cycle. Whether its your own shadow work if your having difficulty in your larger cycle right now, or your light that is seeking some connection. The circle of family, friends and spiritual friends all benefit from your journey because we suffer at being truly authentic in our processes of doing healing work and working with healers. We make others confront the uncomfortable things in life, because we have to.

I made an intention that I would do my healing work not only for me, but for my entire family line, I was going to suffer in my shamanic issues anyway for along time, and it was not going to stop until my initiations were complete, so I added that to my path and never regretted any of it. You must make your agreements as well in your path to develop spiritual maturity at the level and depth you can handle when making sacrifices of an emotional kind if it contributes to an increase in understanding and awareness.

Weaving our emotional life into the moon structures requires rest, rejuvenation, sobriety and hibernation is especially critical in winter moons. Slowing down in the age of Industrialism and Technology which keeps our mind-body “on” as if it were summer solstice all year long. Its a wise practice to turn this “off” in the Winter Moons and the younger you are, the easier it will be as you get older.

kroje-a-tak-pocarovnatelgart-slovakiaGemini rules the hands, and as a symbol our hands mean our purpose. A palmist knows what every single tiny line on your hand means and then we experience it in action manifested. This is palmistry power, but looking at our hand without understanding or understanding symbolism is meaningless and disempowering. When it come to our emotional life the same applies and when it comes to our souls its impossible to do the work without it.

Set your “one letting go intention” of something that no longer serves your highest good and do your ritual with Thyme this moon cycle if you feel called.

See you at the next new moon and don’t forget we are still in the 28 1/2 day lunar cycle of Sagittarius so watch out for coyotes and heyokas that don’t get their lessons also, because it must be both, otherwise the coyote steals your energy and your left with none.

This was a more personal story this full moon, it was my final closing of my temple door of my maiden and mother stages. The transit took four years but I am finally standing at the zero mark of my new door to elder on this Winter Solstice! 2017 solstices and equinoxes will be a dreaming year to gather 13 Ceremonial Women Elders to create for community, rich in wisdom, ceremony and ritual circle for maidens, mothers and wise women.

Blessings, Phoenix and Elder Mountain

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via First Full Moon of Winter — Elder Mountain Dreaming

Full Moon in Gemini -Talking and Listening

December 13, 2016 we will have a full moon in Gemini.  This will take place while the sun is still in Sagittarius.  Gemini is the sign of the twins – two faces, two sides. It is  an air sign ruled by Mercury – the chatty fast moving planet.  Gemini is all about communication, both talking and listening, and determining where you stand with the information you receive.   Geminis are intellectual signs, good with their mind. And, as you might expect, good with communication. Use this moon to focus on the impact of your words. Release and let go of old ways of communicating with others.  And also with the dialogue you use with yourself.

There are also a lot of other aspects and transits affecting this moon. There is a trine to Mars (which is in Aquarius), and a sextile to Uranus (in Aries) and a trine to Jupiter (in Libra).  There’s also an opposition to Saturn. All of this may bring about surprises within relationships – anytime Uranus is involved and Libra is involved. And because all these planets and signs  are involved, all of us will be affected in some way. This can also stir up change within ourselves. After all, the most intimate relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.

Mercury is in shadow and will go retrograde on December 19, 2016.  There is also the transit of the sun from Sagittarius into Capricorn with the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2016.  Simply put, we can all expect shifts in our lives.  We move from the fiery, dashing, optimistic sign of Sagittarius into the grounded, centered sign of Capricorn.  That grounded energy may be a good time for us to “re” things in our lives. Review, revise, realign. Mercury retrograde encourages us to do this three or four times a year. And as we get ready to close out 2016 and enter 2017, let’s take the time to go over the past year, find that stillness within ourselves and embrace 2017.

That full moon in Gemini, asks both you and I, communicate well with heart and mind, always be fair, gracious and kind…

TheSmilingRaven

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Krones’ Kauldron Full Moon Valentine

Krone AngelFriday, February 14th at 10am est, Miss Paula of KDCL Media and Dia Nunez of The H20 Network welcome Lady Angelique to Krones’ Kauldron.

Lady Angelique is blessed, by grace, to have been born a Synesthete. It’s gifts and traits, take her into a distinct realm of 13 O’Klock. Woven within the crooks, crannies, and corners, of regular time. The ancients described it, poetically, as “twilight time, betwixt night and day”. Even as a little girl, her synesthesia senses allowed her to enter it’s manifold depth and breadth, within and without. Today, academia is researching the phenomenon of we synnies where “the intangible has become tangible”. For her, this gift is a wondrous ancestral blessing.

Lady Angelique wrote:

“On Friday. February 14, 2014, Valentines Day, I will interviewed by Miss MissPaula and Dia at 10 am on Krones’ Kauldron. It will be a mystical, fun-filled event, with insightful predictions for 2014 and how to empower your goals, prosperity, health, etc., with moxie mind. Also, we will discuss those star-crossed romances of yesteryear, how they follow us through time, and why they touch our hearts, so deeply? Please call in with your questions!