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

Elder Mountain Dreaming

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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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!

Second New Moon of Summer

Elder Mountain Dreaming

Samuel Palmer 'Moonligh' c

By Phoenix the Elder – Happy new moon dreamers, moon people, empaths, dancers, artists, druids, witches, herbalists and shaman wannabees! Our sister Moon has returned to her new beginnings again and I hope you will too. The second of our three summer New Moons starts Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 2:45 am, at 0° Leo. Zero degree marks a reset of the layer of changes, so of all the Leo new moons you have practiced your intention each year, we are resetting and starting the new cycle higher or lower (its individual) cycle. This all depends upon what real healing work you have been doing in your spiritual path.

The element of Fire is strong now, bringing some extra heat and intensity, with a dash of anger or impatience and topped with a little bit of drama or drain. That drama can be either be external, making its impact upon…

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Astrorisa Moonforecaster ~ July Full Moon

Written by Iya Olusoga – Bisi Ade

Sunday
July 9, 2017
Capricorn Full Moon 17° in House 10
Sun in Cancer 17° in House 4
12:06 AM EDT
 
Themes: Leadership, Truth, Convictions, Aggressiveness, Expansiveness, Family concerns, Health concerns, Loss vs. Gain, Business ventures, Immaturely carefree vs. Carefree & measured. Self-development, Realism, Authenticity, Setting parameters, Being left out, and Abundantly Joyful.
 Welcome to the Capricorn (Obaluaiye) expose, full moon time, this forecast will span 28 days from July 9th – August 6th. This lunar moment rockets forward with a forceful energy which was previously fed by the July 2nd through July 4th transits. Aries 0° House 1, Capricorn 0° House 10, Mars 19°
Cancer, in House 4. Mars (Ogun) opposite Pluto (Oya) = internal conflicts coming to the surface. Mars (Ogun) squaring Jupiter (Obatala) = work hard for gains or experience waste….Then there’s the full moon’s exposing energies at play which are flanked with an almost Oya-ish expression. Our collective consciousness will work through various situations regarding Truths and Deceptions yet, those who look more inward rooting out self-deceptions rather than looking more so outside of themselves for said deceptions will fare better during this lunar season. This lunar season affords many of us much room for spiritual growth and development; the time is ripe for positive internal and  transformative changes which will likely lead to added positive yet unexpected outcomes….During this lunar time our work skills  and our health within our work environment will become a major theme. Those greatly influenced will be health workers, nannies, child care workers, caretakers, teachers, government workers, small shop keepers, tourism, tourist workers, and family members relating or not relating to each other…
Have a prosperous, happy, emotionally balanced, healthy, and self promoting moon time.

First Full Moon of Summer

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Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greeting Dreamers, Moon People, Artists, Healers and Witches, we enter the Full Moon (Capricorn) on Saturday July 8, 2017 with a very powerful line up. Mars & Sun are conjunct, sitting opposite of Moon & Pluto which gives all of us some energy and will (mars) into the energy of transformation, death and rebirth (pluto).  These are also in a T-Square (tension) with Jupiter (expansion and opportunity). 

The awareness will have a heaviness over the next two weeks with that type of planetary alignment, therefor, positive detachment, keeping calm, breathing deeply and just doing your best with whatever situation arises will help. You can handle it, you have in your life thus far, all life is asking you is to take just one more small step this moon cycle. 

The oracle for this moon is:

“Expectation is only a crisis for the…

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Astrorisa Moon ~ June New Moon

Written by Iya Olusoga ~ Bisi Ade
For Astrorisa Moon Forecaster
Friday
June 23, 2017
Cancer New Moon 2° in House 5
Sun in Cancer 2° in House 5
10:31 PM EDT

Themes: 

Over worked, making important decisions, balancing our emotions, proper timing, spiritual insight, cooperation, fanaticism, intense dreams, the home (comfort zone), fear, insecurity, a need to pay attention to red flags, healing, pleasures of life, and spiritual assistance.

Welcome to the Cancer New Moon
Welcome to the Cancer New Moon, Osupa titun fun Yemoja!! And Happy Summer Solstice to Everyone!! We have arrived at the 2nd cardinal season of the year. with another stellium (4 or more planets) in the sign of Cancer. Time for our 2nd renewal, and rejuvenation program to begin, what shall that look like? Only we can determine that, but we have until autumn to make some important changes for ourselves, so let’s get busy with this new moon time.
Cancer, an archetype of Yemoja is that part of our soul make-up that looks to care for our home base, it determines our needs, and gives attention to those aspects of ourselves and our relationships which require healing, repairing, even transforming. Cancer 2° delves into the great mysteries of life, and will explore its relationship to others; defining their harmony and balance. It does this to determine that relationship’s realism or its falsehood. Cancer 2° and its entire 1st Decan, is not easily fooled, because it is developing a very strong BS radar as it moves through the remaining 8°. House 5, the house of family members, personal interests, and personal pleasures is the house this moon currently resides in.
House 5 (Leo ruled) is a fixed energy, and Cancer is a cardinal energy, we can better identify our problems and are more likely willing to fix them. Also, with the moon’s placement in house 5, our collective consciousness is imprinted with messages for us to ‘sit back’, ‘relax’, and ‘discover’ what brings us emotional satisfaction. Don’t be surprised if that is what you seek at this time, ’emotional satisfaction.’ This lunar position will also have us thinking of ways to express our creativity, and engage in self-actualization. Our family, especially young members are likely to get more of our attention, this attention getting also applies to our pets. We can find ourselves wanting to spend more time doting on them, and relishing in their expressions of happiness and joy. Many emotional changes come with this moon time, including our own acts of self-expression. If you are normally hesitant in expressing your feelings, this Cancer Sun/ Moon time will crack, or break that silent mold for you. You’ll likely find yourself speaking more assuredly, and communicating without hesitation what you think, want, like, and don’t like. Anticipate your children doing the same…because everyone is “Big Mama” during this new moon time.
Important Dates: July 2nd & July 7th
 
July 2nd:  Up to this point, those who have had misunderstandings and miscommunication or fall outs with others may find it difficult to resolve those issues now. July 2nd is a day which brings many forms of blockages to our progress, and these obstructions intensify. People trying to join together, trying to make deals, and connections, are heavily blocked. This day has a strong Ogun energy manifesting within it. The late hours of 10:50 pm – 1 am have a reckless Ogun vibration.
 This day isn’t an auspicious date for the beginning of marriages or contracts. Get a reading before making a commitment of any kind. This date also brings with it, secret meetings which can lead to unfavorable outcomes, and information or letters of concern can arrive. The (+) aspects of this day is that what is currently troublesome, has a strong probability for resolution in the days or weeks to come. But have a witness when discussing or agreeing to anything.
June 12th pinnacle lunar date from the May 25th forecast running until June 22nd
June 12th pinnacle lunar date from the May 25th forecast running until June 22nd
Have a safe, comforting, healing, and an open road New Moon Time!

Oak Tree ~ June 10th-July 17th ~ Celtic Astrology

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Summer Solstice ( Alban Hefin )

Celtic Symbol: The White Horse or The Golden Wheel

Zodiac Degrees: 18º00` Gemini – 14º59` Cancer

Ruling Planet: Jupiter – Jovyn; Mars; Element: Water; Metal: Gold; Color: Gold

Ancient Gods Associated With Jupiter: Greek – Zeus; Celtic – Dagda; The Green Man, Janus, Diana, Cybele, Hecate, Pan

Symbolism: Sovereignty, rulership, power, Strength & Endurance, Generosity & Protection, Justice & Nobility, Honesty & Bravery

Stone: Diamond, Aventurine

Flower: Coltsfoot

Song Birds: Oriole, Wren

Folk Names: Jove’s Nuts, Juglans

The Druidic religion was reputedly based on the oak-cult mythology and all ancient thunder-gods were associated with the oak tree. There is evidence to suggest, however, that the oak-cult was imported into Britain from the Baltic regions during the Bronze Age; and although it became the principal sacred tree of the Druids, the rowan, willow, elder, and alder cults were already established. As Druidism evolved, the significance of the…

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THE POWER OF LITHOMANCY

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Lithomancy is the psychic art known by terms such as “reading stones, divination by stone, divination by gems, divination by crystals, etc.” Lithomancy is similar to reading runes, tarot cards or tea leaves. It involves casting or picking stones to interpret an omen, foretell the future, or to seek insight on a specific subject.

Lithomancy, the casting of stones is an ancient art. This type of divination is usually associated with both Witchcraft & Shamanism, world-wide.

In France, the French word for witch, ” sorcier ” is used for a male witch & ” sociere” is used for a female witch. The witch or sorcier / sorciere is one who practices Sortilege, literally one who casts lots for the purpose of divination. Sortery is when certain objects have been assigned a meaning or characteristic.  Tarot cards are a form of sortery. Each card is assigned a title and meaning, like 

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