Spiritual Initiations of Neptune and Neptune in the 12 House

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –My entire website are the expressions of my fated North Node conjunct Neptune and Jupiter (old ruler of Pisces) in the 12th house in sign of Scorpio. I began consciously letting go of my stable, predictable and abundant South Node Taurus in the 6th House when I turned 35 years old. My life has never been the same since, in all the karmic ways and all the divine mystery realities.

My deepest mysteries in the deepest house is what my Neptune offers in Scorpio in the 12th, and is only reached by my spiritual deaths that come from a dedicated sober, monastic and self undoing life that helped me master “letting go”. I have tried to outsmart death and suffering, but in reality have only endured more death and rebirth by doing so in my lifetime while still trying to stay alive.

Neptune’s…

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September; Dancing With The Moon

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September begins with the echoes of a New Moon in Virgo from the end of August. We will be focused upon building something dear to our hearts. Later, a soft and dreamy Full Moon in Pisces will enchant us beneath her song on September 13th. We will end the month with a relationship-focused New Moon in Libra on September 28th. Find out how the month will affect you specifically!

ARIES
You’re feeling the grind pick up, Aries, and you’ll be taking on more projects or considering how you can alter your work-life balance. You can certainly work hard and you like to see the big rewards. Use the beginning of the month to improve your employment or health to create more stability in your life. Mid-month finds you wanting to slow down, though. Take the breather while you can because career has been such a major focus for you as of…

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Sapphire: The Corundum Conundrum

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Blue Sapphire likely derives its name from the Sanskrit word sanipriya meaning “dear to the planet Saturn,” and is considered one of the few precious gemstones. By definition, a gemstone is a rare, beautiful and durable stone, and since Sapphire has a beautiful blue hue, a Mohs hardness of 9 out of 10 and no cleavage planes it is considered one of the most precious gemstones.
In addition to its physical traits, Sapphire has considered precious because of the belief that it makes one “favorable to God” according to the ancient Greek historian Damigeron and is said to protect against envy and regulate all bodily functions. A great stone for meditation, Blue Sapphire guides one in spiritual endeavors. Judy Hall states in The Crystal Bible that it “facilitates self-expression and speaking your truth.”
Did you know that Sapphire occurs in a rainbow of colors?

To provide some disambiguation Sapphire can occur in many colors and…

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All About Birthstones – GemSelect Newsletter September 2019 — Good Witches Homestead

What is a birthstone? A birthstone is a gemstone which has been designated to a specific month of the year, in some cases, there are multiple gemstones which can belong to one specific month; your birth month determines which gemstones apply to you. But a birthstone is more than that… it is a way for […]

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New Moon in Virgo Moonthly Energy Reading Harvest Moon Cycle

Spirit de la Lune New Moon in Virgo | Energy Reading Harvest Moon

 

This New Moon in Virgo brings us a fresh burst of energy to help us make clear cur decisions so we can achieve our goals and step into our full potential.

Since April we have endured retrogrades and eclipses that have brought up past wounds, lessons on forgiveness and reasons for us to let go and finally heal. It feels like we have been torn down, rebuilt and torn down again.

This New Moon in Virgo will help give us the needed push or missing piece to finally pull everything together in a lasting way.

We had a series of Eclipses, and Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Mercury, Chiron, Saturn and now even Uranus retrogrades affecting us this year. Like a caterpillar before it enters it’s cocoon, we must shed and shed and shed again. A caterpillar doesn’t just shed it’s skin once before it becomes a butterfly… It spends most of its time shedding and rejuvenating itself.

All of this non stop astrological energy has tried to help us shed our old ways so that we too can step into a better future and a new us. It is safe to say, we have had a roller coaster of a year, but there has been purpose to the lessons.

This New Moon is welcoming in the Virgo season. Virgo seasons is about reassessing our lives, taking charge, and making the changes needed so that we can move where we want to go.

Spirit de la Lune New Moon in Virgo | Energy Reading Harvest Moon

This New Moon joins the sun in Virgo on the 30th of August.

Virgo energy is one of organization, attention to detail, new beginnings and making room for a fresh start. If you have a lot of Virgo in your chart, you might be one to collect stationary or hoard notebooks.

Virgo loves to see an organized plan with all the little details mapped out. This is a great time to get serious about your intentions for the moonth ahead!

Virgo energy has a “back to school” feel to it, where we want to take charge of our lives, prioritize our time and be more efficient.

Allow this New Moon in Virgo to give you the push you need to reevaluate your life, then reorganize it in the way that is needed so you can move forward.

 

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First Moon of Autumn 2019

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, Healers, Spirit Seekers and Moon Lovers! The summer is coming to its end and I hope that your last moon of summer brought you some wisdom and changes that were healthy. Our first New Moon of Autumn begins August 30, 2019 in the sign of Virgo.

The Autumn Equinox follows in this lunar cycle on Monday, Sept. 23rd. The reflective moon is all about our health, be that physical, mental, emotional or soul-wise, so chose your one intention for the month  wisely. For the newbies, you can read our Lunar Work Study directions here.

We now prepare to enter the “Season of the Night” (Autumn & Winter), as we leave once again, the Season of Fire (Spring and Summer). Equinoxes each year are the natural changing of the half year when one lives by the moon (not the sun’s time). Solstices in…

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Goddess of the Harvest: Virgo New Moon Crystal Ritual

By Krista Mitchell

One of the things I’ve had to really look at this summer is how often I fall in to “DOING”.

The “to-do’s” that kept me going from morning until night.

The daily tasks to run my programs and my business.

The laundry and the groceries and the washing up.

Even in downtime I had to be doing. I needed to be reading that book, playing with Gaby, deadheading the petunias.

I forget that I’m not alone when I’m in DOING. And that’s when things start to feel (and often become) more of an uphill battle: where I’m working harder than I should, and I’m losing my sense of purpose and direction.
And things start to not work out or not feel right.

I’ve had to unhook from DOING because it’s the the quiet moments, the still moments, of receptivity when I can hear my guidance and allow the Divine to flow through.

It’s after those moments that things get easier. The guidance or inspiration drops in. My intuition sharpens. Synchronicity happens. And the Muses speak to me in their melodious tones.

And all of a sudden, things shift: I’m inspired. I’m guided. I’m moving forward again in a way that feels joyful and right. And things happen!

Does any of that sound familiar?

If so, then this month’s simple ritual + guided meditation may be just the right thing for you.

Virgo brings order to chaos. She’s practical, grounded, sensible, and self-sufficient.

She takes the creative impulses and ideas we received while in Leo, and she helps make them happen.

She represents the goddess of the harvest, and is a signal that it’s time to shake off the vibe of lazy summer days, and start getting ready for the coming Fall.

This guided meditation is to help you prepare for the next steps, goals, projects, or visions you may be ready to achieve, by helping you to receive crystalline, Earth, and Cosmic energies of consciousness and support.

There’s only 3 things you need to do:

  1. Clean up your space. Before inviting in higher frequencies or positive change, it’s always a good idea to clean, declutter, smudge. Set up your space as though a very special guest were coming!
  2. Clear a piece of quartz crystal. Quartz is an obvious choice for this new moon ritual because, like Virgo, it brings clarity, focus, purpose, and amplified energy for action + intentions.
  3. Hit the button below, lie back and relax, and allow yourself to receive.
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The Energies of August — Good Witches Homestead

If you have emerged from the intensity of the energetics over the last month feeling as though you have been through the spin cycle in a washing machine, please know that you are not alone. In one form or another, this seems to be a common feeling for many people. Take a moment to reflect […]

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CRYSTALS + WATER ELEMENT: HEALING & NURTURING

Crystals + Water Element: Healing & Nurturing / www.krista-mitchell.com

The realm of water is that of the emotions, the collective unconscious, receptivity, and intuition.

It is abundant and divine flow, and a place where secrets and other worlds lay hidden.

To the ancient Norse, water was a terrifying force that had to be met, appeased, challenged. To the Ancient Atlanteans, a tomb. It brings life but it can also take it away. It is a great cleanser and purifier, washing the world anew and baptizing new life and faith.

Water teaches us that there is an ebb and flow to all cycles in life, and to honor those cycles in our own lives. It is closely linked with our moon, as the moon moves the tides, and symbolically mirrors the mystical nature of water.

In my own life and work, I’ve found water to be a great emotional healer, nurturer, and cleanser, both it in its elemental form but also from the crystals that resonate with its energy. Anyone who’s ever gone to the beach, ocean, or river and found solace knows what I mean: there’s something very, very healing about water.

Water is something that those of us in “developed” countries often take for granted. The next time you wash your hands, bathe, or shower, consider taking a moment to greet the spirit of water, thank it, receive its healing and cleansing Grace.

Pharaoh’s Peridot – GemSelect Newsletter August 2019 — Good Witches Homestead

Peridot is a well-known gemstone with a history that dates back to the Pharaohs of Egypt. Its color ranges from light green to deep olive green, and it often has a yellowish tint. The most beautiful peridot gemstones, ones fit for a Pharaoh, have a deep olive-green color with good color saturation and excellent clarity. […]

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