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Spring Cleaning! The Magical Besom — Gather Victoria

Happy Spring Equinox! Blue skies and blossoms, what a day to welcome the official coming of spring! I was up bright and early today with a mission. To craft one of the most hallowed objects of spring cleaning – the Besom. I’ve been so busy with my cookbook and creating rewards for Patrons, my home…

via Spring Cleaning! The Magical Besom — Gather Victoria

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Full Super Planting Moon Crystal Grid Creation

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Ice Ritual for Ostara

Wylde and Green

Wednesday is Ostara, Spring Equinox and Thursday is the full Lenten Moon (the last full moon of winter). You will hear a lot of talk about balance at this time of year, with light and dark being equal, but it never feels balanced to me, it feels like a battle, with bitterly cold days, sandwiched between warm, bright days with one storm rolling in after another, as banks of high and low pressure buffet against each other. The winter was kind this year, so perhaps he is reluctant to leave so soon.

I believe a ritual is a little path you follow, that winds through your own particular internal woods, and what makes it meaningful is how it resonates with you. The path being as important as the destination. We don’t follow the rhythms of nature any more to survive, but that doesn’t mean we don’t feel them…

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Spring Equinox Rituals: Rituals of Looking Back and Looking Forward

The Druid's Garden

Sometimes, when we are hiking on a trail, we are in a hurry to get somewhere–that far off vantage point, that mile marker on the map, or just seeing what is over the next horizon. I remember hiking with some friends who regularly backpacked; they were so intent on speeding through the woods to their goal and putting the miles behind them that they  left me behind at multiple points as I got off the trail to explore something. This “speeding towards a goal” is, perhaps, part of who we are as humans, and certainly, a product of Western Civilization, which is so growth and progress oriented.  Even with our spiritual practice, we can be so intent on focusing on a goal (that next grade or degree, for example) that we forget about the journey itself.  On this trail, the day I took this photo, my intuition told me to…

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Slavic Moons and Months

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – My dedication in life as a Dreamer was to be free, to be healthy, to pay my real karmic debt and live to tell about it. As an elder now, I begin to receive my past experiences with hindsight that flows into wisdom, through expressions of creativity. The path we all walk is long and unexpected and the moon path is the most unexpected of them all.

We have now completed a 2500 year cycle of the sun cult (patriarch, Regulus in Leo) and now, as those doors are permanently closed, many challenges await us as we navigate this world of ours in the messy state its in. It may not seem like it on the surface. but the moon time is slowly and steadily rising to serve the other half of humanity now, the soul people.

You can already see it happening…

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New Moon in Pisces…

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Today at 8:04 am PST (11:04 am EST) we have a New Moon in Pisces. Grandmother Moon moved into the sign of Pisces this morning at 12:11 am PST (3:11 am EST).  Pisces Moon energy is fruitful, feminine, cool and moist.

This is the last New Moon of the Astrological Year ~ the New Year for Astrology begins with the New Moon in Aries.

Pisces is a feminine, water sign. She is ruled by the dreamy, romantic, nostalgic, magical planet of Neptune! The Moon and Neptune are in charge of fluids ~ both planetary and bodily. Neptune and Pisces also rule the feet, toes, and the lymphatic and endocrine systems.

We have four planets in Pisces right now: the Sun, Moon, Neptune, and Mercury. Three feminine planets: Mercury the Queen of communication and leadership, the Moon, our Wise Woman guiding us to trust our truth and authenticity, and Neptune the Mermaid Goddess nudging…

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CRYSTALS FOR MERCURY RETROGRADE + THE PISCES NEW MOON

Crystals for Mercury Retrograde + the Pisces New Moon

We have a sun and moon in Pisces, Mercury went retrograde at 1:19pm ET today, AND, for some lucky countries, there’s also a time zone change happening at 2am ET this Sunday…

This is going to be fun! 🤪😱🤯🤬😵

My advice to the whole planet for the next 23 days: GROUND! GROUND! GROUND!

While many people focus on the negatives when in Mercury retro, there are a lot of positive aspects, but in order to benefit from them you need to be able to stay grounded and go with the flow.

Best crystals for this: crystals that link the intuitive power of the 3rd eye chakra with the grounding and stabilizing power of the root chakra.

Your intuition is going to be very powerful during this Piscean time, anyway, but by grounding its guidance in your root chakra it will be easier for you to follow it and be guided through this phase smoothly.

Feeling centered and grounded in your root chakra is also what will help you to feel more confident and empowered in going with the flow, and to help you keep on top of things.

View remainder of original article at: Krista Mitchell ~ CRYSTALS FOR MERCURY RETROGRADE + THE PISCES NEW MOON

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First Moon of Spring 2019

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Hello dreamers, healers, moon people, artists and creatives… Happy First Moon of Spring! Yes, its finally here. We made it through our long or short for some, three winter moons. Our rebirth now begins as we dance with mother earth’s rebirth. Our first “New Moon” of Spring begins March 6, 2019. If you made your Slavic Marzanna with us during the Winter Solstice, then its time to set her free and on fire, on the first “Full Moon” of Spring which is the day of the Spring Equinox, March 20, 2019.

We are now saying goodbye to the Season of Night (Autumn and Winter | Fire Rites) and entering the Season of Fire (Spring and Summer | Water Rites).  This month we have have a very powerful line up of planetary energy effecting us, a grouping of: The Moon, Sun, Neptune, Mercury and Chiron…

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New Moon in Pisces | Planting Moon Energy Reading

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This New Moon in Pisces takes place on the 6th of March. Pisces tends to increase our intuition and emotions as well as heighten our empathic abilities!

Emotions tend to predominate over logic and common sense, but it’s a great time to use your imagination to visualise and create your future!

Uranus moves into Taurus on the 6th of this month. Because Uranus is a slow moving planet, it’s lessons are big and hold lasting is effects. Uranus will be in Taurus until 2026.

New insights and big shifts are on their way to you with this planetary change. Uranus moving into Taurus might bring us new lessons that highlight our sense of security and home.

Uranus is a planet of change, while Taurus loves security and feelings of safety. Remember to be adaptable and as fluid as possible since these are somewhat opposing energies. Taurus IS about growth, but it relishes in organic and authentic growth, so go with the flow if you want to see change.

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Druidry for the 21st Century: Psychopomping the Anthropocene

The Druid's Garden

As an animist druid, I recognize the spirit of all beings.  I honor and interact with the spirits in the land, in the trees, in the animals and birds, in the insects, in the rivers, in the mountains. Animals die, plants die, insects die. Their spirits live on.  In the Anthropocene, even mountains die, they are removed for mining activities all along the Appalachians and in many other places.  Rivers die, and have been dying cor centuries as we fill them with refuse. In the Anthropocene, many things die. What happens to that mountain’s spirit when the mountain is gone? What is happening now to the millions of non-human lives that are dying because of human activity? That’s the question we focus on today–as part of my druidry for the 21st century series.  Earlier posts in this series include Druidry for the 21st Century and Druidry in the age of…

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