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 Grid for Gratitude

by Jenn Lynn from Feather Spirit Crystal Healing

Crystal Grid for Gratitude by Jenn Lyn

Making a crystal grid for gratitude is a special way to show appreciation for the blessings you have received as well as promoting a sense of love and thankfulness. While holding the intention of gratitude, you can place any crystals in the grid and even incorporate gifts from the Earth as well. Your gird can be set up in your personal sacred space or even a family room to enhance feelings of gratitude and positivity during social gatherings.

For my grid, I chose to include the following stones:

  • Green Aventurine (Heart Chakra): Develops deeper understanding and appreciation of nature; Brings positivity, new growth and opportunities; Assists with embracing change; Symbolizes luck and abundance.
  • Rose Quartz (Heart Chakra): Promotes a strong energy of love and appreciation; Opens our Heart Chakra to receive all forms of love and enables us to send that love and gratitude out into the Universe.
  • Botswana Agate (Root Chakra): Reminds us to be genuine in our lifestyle and have compassion; Brings in universal energies to promote unconditional love; Provides balance and stability; Shifts our focus to the “big picture” and allows us to appreciate what truly matters.
  • Rhodochrosite (Heart Chakra): Represents selfless love and compassion; Enhances optimism and encourages positive attitude; Aids us with recognizing the “silver lining” and being grateful for blessings in disguise.
  • Apatite (Throat Chakra): Promotes positive expressions of gratitude; Reminds us to focus on what we have in the present moment and to not be distracted by the past or the future.
  • Clear Quartz (all Chakras): Amplifies intention and energy.
  • Heart Shaped Petrified Wood (Root Chakra): Connection to the Earth; Enhances deep roots and stability; Symbolizes love and gratitude for Mother Earth and all of her blessings.

I also chose to incorporate gifts from the Earth to symbolize connection to Ancestors (tree stump grid base), potential & abundance (acorns), growth & renewal (leaves/greenery) and Enlightenment (pinecones).

Crystal Grid for Gratitude by Jenn Lynn

Take a few moments each day to sit with your gratitude grid and reflect on your blessings, big and small. Spread love and appreciation to not only the loved ones in your life, but the universal energies that connect us all.

Crystal Blessings,

Jenn Lyn, CCH
Certified Crystal Healer

How to Regenerate Your Body, Mind, and Soul with the New Moon in Scorpio

Dear all,
The New Moon in Scorpio this Wednesday is one of the best astrological events we’ve had since the beginning of the year!
This New Moon in Scorpio aligns with both Neptune and Pluto in a very harmonious way at the same time when Jupiter (also still in Scorpio) connects to a powerful energetic vortex in Cancer.
This translates into a huge energetic support for those of us who are ready to deeply transform our lives — like the Phoenix — one manifestation of Scorpio energy — rising out of the ashes.
Good things are on the horizon and the more we consciously work with this energy — the stronger the manifestation will be.
So how do we do that?

Continue reading How to Regenerate Your Body, Mind, and Soul with the New Moon in Scorpio

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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Crystals for Shadow Work

by Kat Michaels

www.katmichaels.net / www.katmichaels.group

Crystals for Shadow Work

It’s been a powerful year – release and regeneration have been the themes of 2018. In the process, many relationships, ways of being, communication styles, and other ingrained situations and habits have been considered, upended, and ultimately reformed or released entirely.

One consistency in all of this is that those things that have buried deep in our psyches have continued to come up in our lives – the stories, traumas, conditioning, worries, doubts, and secrets that we have tried so hard to push down keep rising for our examination. For those souls who haven’t been working continually to resolve lingering wounds, these issues are likely to have risen in an even more dramatic way, forcing heavy review. And as we prepare to head into Scorpio at the end of October, which rules the house of death and rebirth, those things that haven’t yet been addressed are likely to rise again for clearing.

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How to Work with Obsidian

by Krista Mitchell (Original Source)

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Obsidian is a powerful crystal that supports shadow self healing, psychic protection from the dark arts, and increases psychic sight. Here’s how to work with it.

Meditate with it:

  • while working with your shadow self and to engage with your shadow
  • to overcome limiting beliefs, underlying commitments
  • to bring old wounds, fears, shame, denial to the surface
  • to resolve and release old beliefs and conditioning

Use it in crystal therapy:

  • to understand your shadow self and all the personal power that’s held within your shadow
  • in addition to working with a coach, therapist etc while making self improvements
  • to let go of all that no longer serves you
  • to understand the power of nighttime, altar of Hecate

Wear it daily:

  • as a protection amulet or to create a psychic shield around you
  • if you are being hit with witchcraft, dark energy from someone else as it will also repel other’s shadow
  • to create a shield around you as it is a very powerful self protection crystal often referred to as the witch’s stone
  • do not sleep with it as it can create disturbing sleeping patterns and keep you engaged with your shadow self and keep bringing up shadow stuff
  • while in therapeutic situations such as meditation, journaling, or while in rituals

CRYSTALS FOR VENUS RETROGRADE 2018

Crystals for Venus Retrograde 2018 / krista-mitchell.com

Venus goes retrograde from October 5th (in Scorpio) to November 15th (in Libra) and promises to be a deep dive into our inner selves, our hearts, psyches, and relationships.

Venus (aka. Inanna in Sumerian mythology) in retrograde is an archetypal story of descent into the underworld, death, and rebirth or resurrection. She descends in the sky as the evening star, before going invisible, re-emerging some time after as the morning star.

It’s a beautiful journey of self-discovery, getting clear on who you are and what you truly, deeply want, healing and letting go, and then resurfacing, having more fully reclaimed your authenticity and power. Especially when it comes to relationships and pursuing your heart’s true desires.

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ARIES FULL MOON 2018 CRYSTALS + MY MAGICAL SPIN

By Krista Mitchell

Aries Full Moon Crystals / krista-mitchell.com

Full moons are always phases of power, and it seems that the cosmos is constantly aligning in favor of us facing things, giving up things, engaging in deep healing, and catalyzing significant change.
Given the state of the world this isn’t surprising. Even yesterday I was teaching in class about Nature’s healing principle – nature’s impulse is always to heal.
And yet, as I was reading through astrology blogs to write this article, about Aries’ impatience and aggression, Chiron’s deep, archetypal wounding, and this moon that is going to engage us in facing our darkness and childhood sore spots, all I could think was “Ugh. I don’t want to write about this”.

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Full Moon in Aries ~ Challenges to Moving Forward and What to Do

 

Dear all,
This Full Moon is going to be challenging. But before we go on, just a couple of quick notes:

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New Moon in Virgo ~ Opportunities for Advancement

Dear all,
I have some really great news for you — After a challenging summer, we are finally reaching calm astrological waters!
In addition to an excellent positioning of the New Moon in Virgo, we will also have the support and stability provided by Mercury and Saturn — two big players when it comes to movement, studying, learning, teaching, organization, long-term planning and communication. You may notice this as being able to do anything related to these areas with greater ease and precision.
The New Moon in Virgo on the 9th has only one challenging aspect with a planet that often brings confusion, deception, fears, and disillusionment.
However, this New Moon has many more positive aspects with several other planets whose influence can help us overcome this quite easily.
Just remember that based on your personal chart you may experience this in a variety of ways.
Generally, the atmosphere that all these planetary interactions create will be one of generosity, focus, self-confidence, optimism, increased spiritual growth, and many opportunities for positive changes . . .
The key change that you may want to focus on this month is your health, specifically how to arrange your schedule to include more wellness/energy/spiritual activities that support your well-being.
To maximize this astro-spiritual opening for change, actively focus on making new connections, expanding your circle, learning new things and growing spiritually.
Crystals to assist you with this are Labradorite, Amazonite, Turquoise, and Imperial Topaz.
For those of you who are local (Hampton Roads, VA), here are some news — send me an email back if you are interested:
1) Early Morning Beach Meditation, Saturday, September 15, $10
2) Early Morning Equinox Meditation, Saturday, September 22, $10
3) There are just a couple of spots left for my Crystals for Women Workshop, on Saturday, September 22, 4pm to 6pm, Williamsburg, VA, so if you are interested, please go here and register right away!
4) Brand new workshop — Crystals for Vitality, Energy Protection, and Boundaries, on Saturday, September 29, 4pm to 6pm , Williamsburg, VA. Registration and more details here
Till next time,
Stay happy and healthy!
Brana Mijatovic, Ph.D.