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Little Red Riding Hood

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Everyone has heard the story Little Red Riding Hood, but no one knows what symbolism is trying to say.  Everyone tries to say it has to do with natural cycles, puberty rites, erotic or romantic, and I have even seen where people say it has to do with rape.  All wrong.  Little Red Riding Hood came from Little Red Cap and it was a folklore, which means it was told verbally for thousands of years.  As a story told verbally it probably did have to do with the culture and traditions of the people who were telling it.  Once it was written down by Charles Perrault it had a whole new meaning.  This is why the Brothers Grimm had to write a version too.  

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Astrorisa Moon Forecast ~ Libra Full Moon ~4/19/2019

Astrorisa Moon Forecaster
Date: April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019
Time: 7:12 AM ET
Libra Full Moon 29° in House 6
Aries Sun 29° in House 12
April 19th Lunar Themes: Optimism, resourcefulness, inspiration, encouragement, a new creative start. Opportunity for growth, and increased communications. April 19th Lunar Shadow Themes: Broken agreements, negative attention, lack of commitment, a lack of drive, and gossip.
27 Day Libra Full Moon Themes: Opportunity, a developmental stage, all forms of partnerships, agreements and contracts. Negotiations, new locations, and moving. 27 Day Libra Shadow Full Moon Themes: Impatience, fear, dead end situations, domination, restriction, and travel difficulties.
This 2nd Libra/ Oshun Full Moon brings a dynamic moon time for many of us because it points towards the cosmic doorway leading to great abundance. The keyword is “abundance” we must be wise and alert to what type of abundance we’re creating or open to receive. Not all abundance is good, not all abundance is bad. Because an abundance of growth in any direction negative and positive is available to us. We must be careful not to run from our responsibilities.
During these 27 lunar days some people will have to address their fears. Fears regarding a need to change, the fear of trusting in their own abilities, the fear of making important decisions, the fear of loss and so on. Oshun/ Libra Moon 29° represents our internal collective drive and consciousness, and this specific type of Oshun/Libra moon’s persona longs for some form of freedom to experience. She enjoys holding her own, and she’ll create these experiences either through an act of grace or immoral force either way doesn’t concern her as long as her desire is met.
 Therefore, we too have an inner drive for change and balance and if we’re not careful our subconscious and conscious minds will create those adjustments and revolutions by any means necessary.
During these 27 lunar days some of us will struggle with combating our fear about reaching our individual and collective progression or success. This Oshun/Libra 29° moon can be the doorkeeper for dangerous times, and can herald a time of psychosis, a weak moral compass and problematic disruptive feminine and masculine energies. Both Sun in Aries and Moon in Libra are 29° and both planets are residing in houses which require a lot of personal attention and healing, houses 6 and 12. So we must be prepared for sudden changes, as well as standing guard against emotional and psychological tricks. The positive side of this Oshun/Libra 29° moon time is an increased ability to solve problems.
Upcoming Lunar Experiences and Expressions
Be Alert ~ Be Aware ~ Be Focused
 
1.)  Some people during these 27 days will find themselves in need of a good rest and a time out period. If we ignore these messages to rest during this lunar time, we may be forced to do so. Libra looks to rectify and balance all things, therefore some people will be ready to set down roots, either through marriage, a new home, moving to another location, or taking a needed vacation.
2.)  Some people will have an increased sensitivity to their environment, to food and their emotions, i.e. feeling ultra-sensitive. Libra in house 6 brings us face to face with our 5 senses which at this point becomes heighted and can trigger health issues, and sharper psychic abilities. But there’ll also likely be an increased awareness of what we personally need with the desire to create a happy, desirable space for ourselves and others.
3.)  Some people will likely experience major transformations which will either be liberating or caustic, fearful, and challenging. This is due to the karmic energy of Pluto’s influence on both the sun and moon which are squaring Pluto and creates a destiny changer for many of us.
Challenging Aspects
 
Moon (Yemoja)  square Pluto (Oya) -intense emotional expressions and experiences come under this transit. Manipulation, dangerous sexual passions, abuse, jealousy, and a devouring, destruction behavior can also manifest with this transit.

Sun (Sango/ Orunmila/ Olofi) square Pluto (Oya) -under this transit a person can become fearless to the point of being ruthless in their determination for authority, power, and control. Psychological issues once ignored can surface and will demand rectifying.

This moon and sun at 29° sits at the threshold of a cosmic door way which means any changes to happen in our lives is unavoidable. Something will have to be released in order for us to move forward. But when we are consciously aware of upcoming or ongoing shifts that are happening. We can choose to some degree what part we’ll play in this transformation.

Helpful Aspects
 
Moon(Yemoja) sextile Jupiter(Obatala) brings a sociable, friendly experience and a lot of positive energy. Generosity and friendship is strong under this transit.
 Venus (Oshun) sextile Pluto (Oya) draws intensive feelings of love, commitment, fulfillment and passion into one’s life. This aspect can increase the abundance of prosperity, and wealth. Whatever one wants to uncover, discover, or obtain this is the transit to put the work in to receive it.
Important Date: May 16, 2019
Moon 23°Libra
 
 
Be on guard for problematic situations cropping up. If you have access to any oracle tool or guide, check in a week or so prior to this date to prepare for the unexpected. Don’t give into temptations on this date, or be careless and carefree in your approach with people or situations. This isn’t a date to give anyone a pass, be firm in hopes to avoid getting set up and experiencing losses. This isn’t a date to rush into things, instead stay focused on your opportunities and goals.
Full Moon Ceremony:
After completing your full moon fill em up prayers begin this Libra/ Oshun 29° ceremony. Focus your intention on what you prayed for when you performed the full moon fill’em up prayer and ritual.
1 Purple Candle 
1 Red Candle 
 1 Palo Santo Stick
 
Chose to burn your candles 1 day or 3 days.
You can use a 7 day candle or any other size candle but allow it to burn 1 or 3 days.
Burning the candle 1 day connects our moon work to the Moon 13° Scorpio, in House 6 for those who need to connect to the transformative energies of this full moon time. And to address fears and concerns up front and personal without fear or running away.
or
 
Burning the candle for 3 days connects our moon work to the Moon 10° Sagittarius, in House 7 for those who need to experience the expansive and abundance of opportunities that are available to us.
Light the Palo Santo stick after the candle is lit and allow the stick to go out.
Do this once if the candle is burned 1 time. Repeat burning the same stick for 3 days each time the candle is lit for those doing the 3 day ceremony.
If you don’t have a Palo Santo stick only use Sage. DO NOT USE CEDAR for this ritual.
Pick a time of the day you wish to start your ceremony it can be at 7:12 AM or any time after, no later than 9:12 PM. repeat the ceremony at the same time for the 3 days if you chose the 3 day process.
Discard both the candle and Palo Santo stick the day after your ceremony is completed by placing them in a brown paper bag and twist the ends shut. You can throw the bag in the trash away from the house or in the garbage directly outside of the house.
This moon ceremony is done to increase opportunities, and courage. To open doors of positive possibilities, to increase our ability to intuit divine messages, for protection and to confront fear. All done for our highest good.
For my Ausar Auset friends, the Herukhuti element shows up in this moon ceremony.
May you have a divinely loving, protective, and fearless full moon time.
Questions? Email Me
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Working Deeply with Water: A River Healing Ritual

The Druid's Garden

A healthy stream A healthy stream

One of the incredible things about the hydrologic (water) cycle on our great planet is how connected these cycles are and how a single drop of water may continually travel the globe over a period of time. The waters that rain down upon me here in Western PA likely came after being evaporated from the Pacific Ocean and making their way in gas form across the North American continent.  From the clouds, they solidfy and rain down, slowly moving down our mountain property to the stream that sits at the bottom of our property: Penn Run.  Penn Run leads into Two Lick Creek, which runs into Blacklick creek, which runs into the Conemaugh River.  The Conemaugh becomes the Kiskiminetas, which runs into the Alleghney, which meets the Monogahela in Pittsburgh and becomes the Ohio. After passing cities such as Cincinatti and Louisville, it merges with the Mississippi…

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Ancient Shaman Artists

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – My sacred archaic orison today…

I give great reverence, great respect and praise to all our ancestral and ancient women artists whose names were never known, or never mentioned by scribes in any sacred texts of earth the last few thousand years.

I light a candle and whisper to the wind to you, to send you the message from my heart, that your glowing love, your passion and connection to nature through the meadows and caves you once lived, still breathe and still holds its beauty. I am grateful to know you and the pure earth through your eyes again, where my soul had once lived.

The same creeks, rivers, streams, oceans, mountains and clouds are here, where you sang your honoring songs through your dreaming cultures, then your shaman cultures and much later, your goddess cultures. The culture of clan, tribe, town, village…

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Ancient Americans

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You are about to find out why the Ancient Americans were conquered, destroyed and exterminated.  This post will show what the Ancient Americans believed and taught.  It was more than a religion is was a way of life.  When I say Ancient Americans I am encompassing all civilizations that were here in the North, Central and South Americas.  The Coral Supe, Olmec, Mayan, Zapotec, Nasca, Tiwanaku, Wari, Inca, Mississippian, Polynesians, Aztecs,  all the Native Americans and Mexicans and many more.   

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Working Deeply with Water: Waters of the World Shrine and Sacred Waters

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Primal Water from the Plant Spirit Oracle; tan paint is from Tanoma Iron Oxide! Primal Water from the Plant Spirit Oracle

In the druid tradition, water represents the west, the place of emotions and intuition, the place of our ancestors and of the honored dead. Water is often connected with the salmon of wisdom, the salmon who dwells in a sacred pool, offering his wisdom to those who seek him. Water may serve as a gateway to other worlds and as a tool for scrying. Water can be used as a tool understand flows of all kinds. You can study flowing water through observation, fishing, boating or swimming and connected with in order to help us understand deep insights.  Snow and ice can likewise, be used as spiritual tools.  Water-based animals like turtles, fish, salamanders, dragonflies or water-based plants like cattail, calamus, or lotus are powerful allies for spiritual work. Working deeply with water is part of several druid teachings and courses, and…

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The Energies of April

Good Witches Homestead

The energies of April seem set to be fast-moving, turbulent and ripe with potential and opportunity for new beginnings. This is essentially a positive, helpful flow of energy, but keep in mind as you negotiate it, that we could find our new beginnings presented to us in the guise of seemingly random, unexpected events or situations that require us to make new ‘out of the box’ choices.

The planetary configurations and influences this month will be supporting us in every way they can, to move forward. One way in which they will do this is through instigating a focus on resolving the past so that our future can be different. In this energy flow, we may find ourselves confronted with memories, people or situations from the past so that we can review what we have inherited, especially from our family and ancestral line.

Without this review, we could find ourselves…

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Baptism

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Where did baptism come from?  Why are people so ready to be immersed in water without asking questions?  Why a river?  Why not a lake or ocean?  Was it just taking a bath to purify oneself?  Christians believe that baptism is used to purify the person from sin or wash away their sins, but Jesus, who was supposedly without sin, insisted on John the Baptist baptizing him.  The Mayans and Native Americans baptized with a ritual very similar to what the conquistadors were used to seeing.  The patriarch religions stole everything.  Baptism is just one more block I will remove from the wall of lies.  

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Second Moon of Spring 2019

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Hello dreamers, moon lovers, empaths, creatives, artists and healers… Our Second New Moon of Spring begins on Friday, April 5, 2019 and the Full Moon is April 19. For those who are new here, I don’t write Full Moon articles unless I feel its an actual “super moon” so there are no regular “letting go full moon intention” examples. This is because our release is based on what surfaced from our new moon intention, so be creative. (newbies, the lunar work-study instructions are here).

The second moon of any of the four season are always filled with the fullest expression which translates into our emotional fullness. The uses of Divination (tarot, astrology, cartomancy, palm readings, wisdom cards, numerology etc), are a simple guidance of insight, into “the impressions” of manifesting energies, impacting our emotional life. We seek clarity with divination so we can…

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The Fire Relit: New Moon in Aries | Flower Moon Cycle Energy Reading

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As the first sign of the zodiac, the Aries New Moon kicks off this new season with a burst of fresh and exciting energy to help you accomplish your goals.

Both the Sun and the Moon are in Aries right now and that makes for a great time for action and initiating anything new!

Mercury went direct on the 28th of March and while we still have one week left of being in the “shadow period,” we will soon be feeling obstacles release and both clarity and vitality restored!

New Moon in Aries| Spirit de la Lune Flower Moon Cycle Energy Reading

The burst of energy that can be felt during this New Moon is almost palpable! Be sure to utilize this fiery energy while it’s here.

This month, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn turn retrograde.This doesn’t mean we need to put all of our goals on hold. Each planet’s retrograde will hold different aspects.

Each Retrograde turns our attention towards what isn’t working and what is in the way from reaching our goals. They help us see the past in new ways, and offer us new perspective so we can move forward.

We will get into each of the planet’s retrograde below! Each New Moon cycle, using the Stars, our decks, planners and the Moon, we create the monthly lunar energy reading.

Read entire article at: Spirit de la Lune The Fire Relit ~ New Moon in Aries