Full Moon in Gemini

Dear all,
This Full Moon in Gemini — Thursday and Friday — (check the full details below) — brings the energy of increased communication and higher learning, and you can go deeper with something that you started learning last year at about this time.
At the same time, while you may clear up or revise something from the past, make sure that you present any new ideas with clarity and patience.
The need to be right may be stronger than usual and the need to teach or preach may become overbearing if you don’t practice moderation.
Due to the stressful aspects between this Moon and Mars, as well as Mercury retrograde, you need to be EXTRA careful to avoid any arguments as well as while driving Thursday and Friday.
The Moon enters Gemini an hour before midnight and reaches its peak (becomes completely Full) at 39 minutes after midnight on the 23rd EST, less than a day after Sun enters Sagittarius.
Crystals to use: Fluorite, Aquamarine, Mahogany Obsidian
The mind may go into overdrive, so if you can’t sleep, you can meditate (check out my recorded Better Sleep meditations https://crystalcosmopolitan.com/meditation/ or use that “awake time” to put on paper some practical plans.
If you need any energy sessions (Crystal Reiki, Accunect or Tesla Healing) to carry you through or recover afterwards 🙂 — you know where to find me — crystalcosmopolitan.com and universalenergywaves.com
Happy Thanksgiving!
Best,Brana Mijatovic, Ph.D.www.crystalcosmopolitan.comwww.universalenergywaves.com

Crystal Mastery Conference

by the Love and Light School of Crystal Therapy

Crystal Mastery Conference with The Love and Light School of Crystal Therapy

Want to learn from the world’s leading crystal experts (for free)?

The Crystal Mastery Conference is starting super soon, hosted by the Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy. There are 7 wonderful presenters and it’s a fantastic opportunity for you to study with some of the world’s leading crystal experts, all for FREEBe sure to grab your spot here.

Here’s a sneak peak at the presenters and topics…

  • Ashley Leavy – Conference Welcome & Crystal Basics
  • Emma Mildon – Crystals for Invoking the Divine Feminin
  • Sarah Balmer – Using Crystals in your Yoga Practice
  • Brigit Esselmont – Enhancing Intuition with Crystals & Tarot
  • Devi Brown – Manifesting with Crystals
  • Natalie Walstein – Using Crystals + Astrology to Align with Your Soul’s Purpose
  • Evangeline Summerville – Giving Crystals Back to the Earth

Crystal Prizes will be given away each day of the conference! All you have to do is tune in to each interview for a chance to win 🙂 Join the Crystal Lovers Community Group on Facebook where you can share about what you’re learning and get inspired by others who are on the same journey as you.

A Summer Solstice Sunrise Observance Ritual

By The Druid’s Garden

The Druid's Garden

Summer Solstice Sunrise from the Water Summer Solstice Sunrise Progression from the Water at Yellow Creek State Park on the Summer Solstice 2017

My alarm goes off at 4:00am.  I’m conveniently camping right along the lake shore, after having spent the evening watching the sunset on the eve of the summer solstice with members of our grove. My kayak is ready to launch, and I roll out of my sleeping bag and slip it quietly into the still, dark water. The starry heavens are brilliant in their glory, the moon a crescent low in the sky. But just as I begin to paddle, the first light on the horizon is present. The mists rise up from the lake water–the lake is warm like bath water even though the air itself is much cooler on this summer solstice morning. I paddle through the mist, finding a good spot from which to watch the sun rise. The lake…

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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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Third Full Moon of Spring

by Elder Mountain Dreaming

Honoring the Ancestors of Land, Tradition, and Blood

The Druid's Garden

As the world  (where I am at, at least!) gets bathed in frost, as the plants wither and die, as the trees bathe themselves in color and then drop their leaves, as the cold wind blows and as the darkness sets in, we in the druid tradition–and in any other traditions–turn to think about the ancestors. In this post, we’ll explore the global traditions surrounding honoring the dead that tie to August-October and honoring the dead to see similarities, we’ll discuss three types of ancestors the druid tradition recognizes, and then we’ll explore ways to honor the ancestors.

Food for the Ancestors! Food for the Ancestors!

Global Ancestral Traditions

When you start digging into ancestor traditions around the world, some striking similarities seem to emerge.

  • The Mexican Day of the Dead, which is a blending of European traditions and Aztec honoring of the dead, goes from Oct 31 – Nov 2. As part of…

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Muses

secretsoftheserpent

Muses are inspirational Goddesses in Greek mythology. There is some confusion as to the true number of Muses. I have seen as little as three and as many as nine. The confusion comes from Alexander the Great and his generals making true wisdom nonsense, so the average person would not understand. Muse comes from the Greek ‘mousa’, which is a type of Goddess and literally means art or poetry. Solon says Muses were a “key to a good life”. Pindar says “to have a Muse is to excel in arts”. Muses became associated with temples, springs, fountains and caves, but later the sites were all redirected to the Apollo cult.

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Salamander

secretsoftheserpent

I love the symbol of the salamander. The salamander is a symbol cloaked in mystery. This symbol is another alchemical symbol that everyone is taking literally. I even read an article about how the ancients were wrong about the salamander. In truth the symbol of the salamander was a battle of wits between ancient philosophers. The word salamander means ‘fire within’. This should have been the first hint the ancients were not talking about the natural salamander.

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Giants

secretsoftheserpent

I have shown in previous posts how giants in myths are usually showing a very big ego, but myths go several layers deep with truth and giants are no exception. In Lemurian Magic, I showed how an advanced alien race created the human race. They created a first race of humans that were just as big and smart as themselves. In all the myths the giants are frequently in conflict with the gods. In religious texts, the Nephilim, are seen as evil fallen angels. Did these giants exist? This post will show proof they did exist, but in no way were they evil. The idea that they were evil comes from lies of patriarch religions.

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Taking up the Path of the Bard, Part II

The Druid's Garden

Creativity is the singing of the soul.  When we create, we draw from the deepest parts of who we are and express ourselves to the world.  The act of creation, the drawing forth and connecting to our inner selves, is the joy involved in creativity.  Having something nice in the end, to me, seems like a bonus! I believe this act of channeling the awen is not only inherently spiritual, it is also part of what it means to be human.  But to allow our souls to really sing, we have to grow comfortable with what we create, we have to set aside our judgement, and and to grow our skills as bards.

Last week, I explored what the bardic arts are, the cultural challenges associated with the bardic arts, and some ways community groups circumvent said challenges.   We looked at the creative spirit of children, and how that spirit…

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