The Dark and Light Faces of Venus at the Libra New Moon

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by Lynn Hayes

The New Moon is the fusion of the Sun and the Moon – the solar light combines with the lunar illumination of the darkness for the beginning of a new lunar cycle. New Moons have long been known at times to begin something new: to plant new seeds, to create, to bring something new into being.

This New Moon is in the sign of Libra. Ruled by the planet Venus, Libra is the sign that teaches equanimity, balance, and the integration of opposites. Under the influence of Libra, we easily see both sides of a question. We are sensitive to disharmony and learn to manipulate our outer surroundings in order to bring our inner world into a more harmonious state. Venus is associated with attraction, including our ability to attract that which we desire as well as the force of attraction that connects individuals and fosters relationship.

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Second New Moon of Autumn 2018

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –Greetings dreamers, artists, healers, moon lovers, it’s the new moon time again. Our Second New Moon of Autumn begins on Monday, the 8th of October, 2018 at 15° Libra and the Full Moon is October 24. How did you handle that rising magnetic energy last month? Was it a little more intense than usual? It was intense for everyone, so you are not alone in your struggles, choices and or challenges. For newbies who have just joined us, pleaseread this first.

This moon cycle is about our character, our nature and how we navigate to recognize an ability to find personal strength. Remember, at Elder Mountain we encourage sobriety as part of our healing and spiritual journey (no pot, wine, drugs, meds, shamanic plants or any other perception altering substances). We do this because we work with the emotional body, the soul body and the…

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New Moon — What to Look Out For

Dear all,
New Moon will be exact on Monday, September 8th just a few minutes before midnight (EST)! However, we will be feeling its effects throughout the day Monday and Tuesday.
This New Moon is positioned exactly at 15 degrees in Libra. So not only is it in the sign representing balance but it is at the exact fulcrum, –or balancing point — of the scales, a symbol of Libra.
What does that mean?

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Halloween New Moon Ritual

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halloween new moonritualHalloween New Moon(October 8th) the dark night that blankets the sky and meets us at our feet. Commonly new moon rituals are adorned with candle light a beacon in the dark. A time to set things right, to start new. I have talked a little on here that New Moon work for me and in our tradition is commonly used as a resting time.

If we are not resting, then we work with the darkness and use it to shield our work. We use it to summon and visit with energy that is not for the faint of heart. I would encourage you to think about the New Moon and how that might work for you.

From now and well into November we easily walk among spirits. It does not take much work at all to summon them to you.

Tonight’s ritual is to honor the dark moon and all…

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First New Moon of Autumn 2018

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By Phonenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings moon dreamers, thanks for returning for some more moon medicine this month. We start our second year of the Moontime Culture and the “First Moon of Autumn” starts Sunday, September 9, 2018. The Autumn Equinox is Saturday, the 22nd of September. Its been a long summer and I hope that you were able to enjoy some nature and friendships that were supportive and not too torn away into the universe or web-life. We now prepare to enter the “Season of the Night” (Autumn & Winter in Ancient Slavic prepagan times), which is the second half of the year, six Moons of healing work to focus on.

Its the time of transformation, as one season gives way to the next. In the biggest picture, the magnetic energy is slowly and steadily rising on earth and with this comes not only the final melting of the…

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

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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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New Moon, Solar Eclipse, Pluto ~ Do I need to say more?

Dear all,
If your answer was “yes!” — here it is:
This New Moon and partial Solar Eclipse, happening in the sign of Cancer, with opposition from Pluto retrograde, may bring out some unresolved issues to the forefront.
Because Pluto is retrograde, this means it will be something you are already familiar with and because the Sun and the Moon are involved, it may affect your confidence, vitality, your emotions, or your subconscious. The exact field of life it will affect will depend on your natal chart.
The keywords for Pluto are control, power, and transformation, and in the order I’ve listed them, they indicate the rise from the lower to the higher energies. So if any issues of control or power-plays (or fears) arise, you will want to think of how they can be transformed and that will shift your personal energy.
Direct influence of this energy is on Thursday and Friday, and this would be a perfect time to have an energy session, as any change you want to make will be able to deeper than usual.
This is not a good time to begin anything new and it would be better to wait till Saturday, when a supportive Venus – Saturn connection makes it a good day for laying any foundations for whatever you want to have a long-term success with.
Crystals to work with: Dravite, multi-colored Tourmaline, Scepter Quartz
Till next time, stay happy and healthy!
Brana Mijatovic,Ph.D.

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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Aries New Moon Crystals

By Krista Mitchell

Ok, so you know all of those changes you keep meaning to make, but somehow just haven’t put in place yet? Or maybe there’s that one big step you have to take to get things started (or ended), but it’s a gutsy move, and you just haven’t felt ready yet?

Well, get ready.

This upcoming new moon in Aries (Sunday 4/15 at 9:57pm ET) delivers the energy, motivation, and guts you need for creating much needed change.

This new cycle of manifestation (new moon), start of the astrological new year, AND mercury going direct, combined with Aries’ characteristics of action and courage, all lead up to endless possibilities and opportunities to recreate.

I’ve felt this influence already in my own life: getting things moving, starting things up, moving things forward.

But this moon isn’t just about the new: it’s about revisiting the old in new ways. Breakthroughs, second chances, opportunities re-imagined and reclaimed, as well as last-minute solutions, may all present themselves at this time.

It’s definitely a time to not only reflect on what’s not working in your life, but to make some decisions as to what you can do about it, and then taking real action.

Learn from past mistakes, try thinking differently, and approach things from a new perspective or with a new plan of attack. This isn’t the time to do things in a way you’ve done before, or to listen to what other people are telling you to do.

Be bold. Be big. Be brave. Be YOU, and claim this opportunity to reinvent, recreate, re-vision, and live more in alignment with your own inner truth. It’s not always an easy thing to do, so it’s best to do it at times when the Universe has your back.

THE QUALITIES OF ARIES + PLANETARY INFLUENCES

  • Aries: action, impulse, expressing your true self, individualism, courage, change
  • Uranus: freedom, surprises, higher mind/intellect
  • Mercury going direct: clarity, conclusion

ARIES NEW MOON THEMES

  • following your heart + intuition
  • living your own truth
  • persistence pays off, as long as you don’t keep making the same mistakes twice!
  • re-starts
  • beginner’s mind, fresh perspective
  • learning from your past mistakes or failures
  • thinking differently
  • trusting in your own divine insight
  • breakthroughs
  • a second chance at opportunities thought lost
  • creating change
  • breaking long-term habits
  • shift in attitude(s)
  • self-development
  • making yourself and your priorities #1

ARIES NEW MOON CRYSTALS

Wear the following crystals as you set intention for this new moon, and as you work towards making positive changes.

FLUORITE

fluorite sphere / krista-mitchell.com

Fluorite is a crystal of higher mind, intellect, insight, learning, planning, clarity and focus.

AZURITE

azurite / krista-mitchell.com

Azurite is a crystal that helps us powerfully tap into our imaginations, creativity, intuition, and to think outside the box.

RED JASPER

Red jasper / krista-mitchell.com

Red jasper is a stone of courage, strength, fortitude, stamina and action.

ARAGONITE

Aragonite / krista-mitchell.com

Aragonite star cluster is a crystal of leadership through deep healing, transformation, and supports us in making honest, authentic, positive changes.

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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