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We All Look At the Same Moon!
October Moon Phases
First Quarter falls on Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 at 4:32 PM
Full “Hunter’s” Moon falls on Tuesday, 27 October, 2015 at 8:05 AM
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The Sabbats 2015
Samhain – Oct. 31
Yule – Dec. 21/22
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The Year Is Divided Into Four Seasons:
The first season is of a frigid complexion, and this is “Winter”;
The second is of the complexion of Air, and this is “Spring”;
Then follows the third, which is “Summer”, and is of the complexion of Fire;
Lastly, there is the fourth, wherein fruits are matured, which is “Autumn”.
~The Turba Philosophorum, ca. 12 century
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The Seasons, 2015
Vernal Equinox (Spring began) March 20th at 5:46 evening.
Sun on Equator, crosses the line North, entered the sign of Aries.
Summer Solstice (Summer begins) June 21st at 11:38 morning.
Sun Runs High, at Northern tropic (turn), enters the sign of Crabba.
Autumnal Equinox (Fall begins) September 23rd at 3:20 morning.
Sun on Equator, crosses the line South, enters the sign of Libra.
Winter Solstice (Winter begins) December 21st at 11:46 evening.
Sun Rides Low, at Southern tropic (turn), enters the sign of Capricorn.
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Tasha’s Astro Planner for October 2015
This month holds many aspects to Pluto in Capricorn. Interesting synchronicity, the political scene is very active right now,. Look for upsets and surprises especially around the 6th, 9th, 11th, 15th, 22nd and 23rd. Venus enters Virgo on the 8th and may bring enhanced discrimination in choices. The Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd signaling more opportunities to make changes. All other planets remain in the same signs.
Mercury turns direct on the 9th. Hopefully during the past 3 weeks much has been reviewed and refurbished and now we can begin new projects or discover new ways to order our lives in that we may be more effective. The new Moon in Libra on the 12th brings a time to look for balance in our lives and ways to enhance that. Full Moon in Taurus on the 27th brings passion and sensuousness, while helping expand our ability to assess what is real and realistic and what is a product of our programming or imagination.
The month starts off quietly enough until late on the 5th, and AM of the 6th, as Sun squares Pluto, followed by a Mercury sextile Saturn and Mars opposed to Neptune. This could be a helpful combination. When Pluto assists us in making changes; if we are proactive we avoid forced changes. The sextile and opposition following can help us better communicate those changes and then clarify them further as to potential results.
The 10th 11th and 12th brings another cluster of aspects, leading up to the new Moon on the 12th. The 3 days before the new Moon are good for finishing old business. Venus squaring Saturn on the 10th suggests we assess responsibilities. The 11th brings a Jupiter trine Pluto, another excellent aspect for making educated changes; Sun opposed Uranus helps with the ability to let go or detach.
The 15th, 16th and 17th present another trio of successive energies to put to good use. Mars trining Pluto with the Moon in Mars/Pluto ruled Scorpio presents a fabulous time to recreate what we wish to. Venus opposing Neptune on the 16th presents a spiritual overview of the process while Mars trine Jupiter on the 17th again presents the opportunity to see what we have learned from what we have chosen to do and how the process will be of benefit.
Moving on to the 22nd Pluto stars again when Mercury squares it, suggesting mental turnover. Venus trining Pluto early on the 23rd also shows us a good way to direct the energies we are learning to use for the benefit of ourselves and others. On the 25th Venus conjunct Jupiter and Mercury opposed to Uranus combine to expand our understanding while we discover the ramifications of the opportunities presented. The Sun trining Neptune on the 30th finishes up the month with an opportunity for spiritual strength and understanding.
Tasha’s Daily Astro Planner for October 2015
Sat, 10/17 Philosophical Sagittarius Moon says have fun discussions.
Sun. 10/18 Travel loving Sagittarius Moon says go exploring. 3 PM Ambitious Capricorn Moon suggests getting started on a project.
Mon. 10/19 Organized Capricorn Moon gets the week off to a good start.
Tue. 10/20 Businesslike Capricorn Moon helps make the day pay off.
Wed. 10/21 Quirky Aquarius Moon implies unusual happenings.
Thu. 10/22 Friendly Aquarius Moon says take a friend to lunch. Mercury square Pluto says avoid arguments that could escalate.
Fri. 10/23 Sweet Pisces Moon brings compassion to the day. Venus Trine Pluto might open our eyes to helpful changes. Sun into Scorpio brings passion and intensity to the next month.
Sat. 10/ 24 Gentle Pisces Moon makes for a playful day.
Sun. 10/25 Vibrant Aries Moon brightens the energy. Venus conjunct Jupiter equals luck and fun; Mercury opposing Uranus suggests news of surprises.
Mon. 10/26 Energetic Aries Moon starts the week off with a bang.
Tue. 10/27 Steady Taurus Full Moon shines on a happy day.
Wed. 10/28 Sensuous Taurus Moon says enjoy shopping or eating out.
Thu. 10/29 Communicative Gemini Moon says great day for correspondence.
Fri. 10/30 Sociable Gemini Moon suggests a gathering tonight. Sun trine Neptune says make music or meditate together.
Sat. 10/31 Kitchen loving Cancer Moon says bake up a batch of Halloween goodies and enjoy sharing.
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Manifesting with the New Moon
The cycles of the moon are important when doing any kind of empowerment work in order to manifest what we want in life. When working with the energy of natural cycles, you are likely to get better results with the cycles of the moon since they have great power over the tides of our emotions.
This lunar influence is not a constant, unchanging thing, however, and an understanding of the basic lunar cycles can help us to understand how these cycles influence our lives. The moon orbits the earth about every 29 days, and this first cycle is the one most people are familiar with. The moon is illuminated by sunlight, the giver of all warmth, light, and life in our solar system, but we can’t always see the part being lit. As the moon goes around the earth, we see the moon from different angles. When we see a full moon, the moon is directly opposite the sun, when we see no moon, its because the moon and sun are in the same direction.
“As without, so within”. Knowledge of the basic cycles of life is an understanding of the forces that motivate and drive us; the forces that affect our lives.
*When the moon is NEW, this is considered the time of birthing. Birthing new ideas, intention and seeding new ventures. This is also called the dark of the moon. This time also marks the beginning of a major new cycle in your life. It is not yet a definitive separation with the past, but it is a time when old familiar patterns lose energy and you instinctively feel an impulse for creating new beginnings. Setting your intentions and releasing them out to the Universe to manifest and express.
Crystals for a New Moon
Properties: I love working with this stone for the new moon. It is a great crystal for finance and prosperity. It will help attract a gradual increase in your finances and you will begin to feel more financial security. Like the new moon, changing to the full moon, black moonstone is symbolic of this “new moon beginning” and the ideal time to plant the seeds of good intentions in order to watch them grow. Black moonstone will help to improve concentration, particularly in frenzied workplaces. Your home and relationships will feel more grounded and settled when black moonstone is in use. It enhances intuition and inner knowing and connects you to understanding your feelings and emotions. Black Moonstone can be used for general psychic protection. Black Moonstone goes well with rainbow moonstone, black obsidian, jet and labradorite. Black moonstone will also help to increase stamina. It is associated with the earth element, the zodiac sign of Aquarius and the Root Chakra.
Properties: This is a rare stone mined only in Nuuk, Greenland. It is considered the most ancient, as well as, the oldest stones on earth, dating bach some 3 billion years. This luminescent stone has earned the nickname of Sorcerer’s or Magician’s stone based on its “age and wisdom”. It is believed to have an extremely quiet energy until called upon, when it “comes to life” encouraging physical transformation in the body, or an awakening, as opposed to grounding. This very much mirrors the way it layed dormant for billions of years until it was discovered in 1982. Believed to be unearthed when it was “needed the most”
Properties: Obsidian is actually natural glass that is formed when hot lava is submerged in water. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as “the protector”. It is said to “mirror one’s soul. This stone brings about objectivity, dis-attachment and is grounding. It reduces fantasy and escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, and therefore is protective. This unusual black stone absorbs darkness and converts it to white light energy. It is a warm and friendly stone, which is used at the Root Chakra, encouraging ones survival instincts and is grounding. Black obsidian brings higher Chakra light into lower ones; cleanses and uplifts. Changes fear into flexibility with the advent of change.
Properties: Balances and grounds thoughts, emotions and helps with stabilizing sex drive. Onyx is believed to promote fidelity. Controls emotional intensity. This androgynous stone is excellent for centering/aligning total person with higher powers. It therefore, essentially balance yin and yang energies. Banishes grief, enhance self control, helps with wise decision-making, encourages happiness and good fortune. Can be used to provide a “peek” into the future, helps one to follow the path alone, promotes personal strength, understand the reality of the moment, become the master of one’s own future.
Properties: In tune with emotions, water, and women, especially pregnant women, pearls are a symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence and faith. Because it is from the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, therefore it is used for balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbing by nature, this mineral absorbs thoughts and emotions and because of this, must be used with caution. If you feel excessively negative while wearing a pearl, it will hold that energy until it is cleansed. Remember, Pearl is the result of layer upon layer of substance produced to combat irritation. Pearl can cool and soothe. It is very nurturing. Recommended for occupations as varied as artists, chiropractors, and farmers. Pearl is a cold and independent mineral, which is used, ironically at the Heart, Solar Plexus and Sacral/Spleen Chakra, to stimulate the heart, liver and emotional issues, digestion, immunity weakness and emotional stress. Pearls are mentally stabilizing, generate beautiful skin and clear toxins. Divers wear pearls for shark protection. Pearl attunes to cancer and is one of the 9 sacred Vedic stones associated with the moon.
Properties: This Wonder Stone is known for its protective properties. It works as a powerful shield against the man-made electromagnetic fields (EMF) bombarding us constantly on a daily basis. Computers, microwaves, X Ray machines, TV, cell phones and antennas are just a few of the low and high frequency electromagnetic fields that continue to assult us as our population grows and the need to advance technology at the speed of light increases. Shungite is an extraordinarily positive stone, with a range of diverse healing properties. Generally, Shungite cleanses, neutralizes, regenerates, eliminates and absorbs all that imposes a hazard on living beings and have been cherished over the centuries to guard against the “evil eye”, repelling negative.
Properties: is a type of natural glass, chemically and structurally unique, of meteoric origin. Tektites are found on earth within a narrow equatorial belt 80 degrees wide. They have been found in Thailand, Australia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Tektites usually have a heavily pitted surface. Many have the appearance of being stretched while in a molten state. They appear black, but when held up to the light, you can sometimes see a golden tint in translucent areas around the edges. Assists one in attaining knowledge and learning lessons throughout the travels of life. Balances the feminine/masculine, provides insight, strengthens one’s energy field. Can stimulate thought transmissions.
(Schrol) The keyword for this crystal is Alignment. As a grounding stone, black tourmaline can be used whenever energy feels scattered and disconnected. It therefore, bring awareness back to a grounded state of mind. Tourmaline does not absorb negative energy. It repels it. It is the best crystal to use against the ill effects of low frequency and high frequency electromagnetic waves (EMF) and protects against smog, radiation, psychic attacks and repels all kinds of negative energy. It grounds energy as it is connected to the Root/Base Chakra. When the tourmaline is rubbed it becomes charged with magnetic electricity. Electromagnetic fields are present everywhere in our environment but are invisible to the human eye.
New Moon Meditation
A new moon mediation is a journey into your deeper self, your true self, your real pure note, your spiritual resonance. It is a healing meditation on a multi-dimensional level.
A time of new beginnings. It is about starting afresh, planting new seeds and connecting to your higher self. It is a self healing and self discovery meditation. It empowers you with the knowledge and fact that once you can attend to yourself you can attend to others with ease. It is about renewing yourself, rebirthing new ideas and activating creative life force in yourself and around you. It is a very rejuvenating meditation. This means to plant new seeds e.g. dreams, goals, ideas, inspiration, affirmation, incantations, mission, vision.
These seeds will grow and flower into your garden of dreams, goals, ideas, inspiration, affirmation, incantations, mission and/or vision. This meditation is for you, for ‘spiritual’ planting, for bringing in the new and creating freshness in your life.
Moon Map of Intention
When you break down the process of what true intention really is, you will find a process that unfolds before you. By applying this process, you create your intention. Here is how you map out your intentions:
1. Have purpose : Your reason behind your intention is purpose. Having a purpose infers a more determined path. __________________________________
2. Design your intent : This suggests a more careful, laid out and calculated plan of action. What, when, why where, how. __________________________
3. Improve your aim : By improving your aim, you add to your implications or target effort directed toward attaining your intention. _____________________
4. Gain your objective : Create a clear objective by aiming for something tangible and immediately attainable. _____________________________
5. Reach your goal : The goal is the result of your intention, put into action and attaining it by thought out effort and un-waiving focus. _______________
Moon Meditative Space
As always the best place to perform this meditation is within your meditation space. A clear peaceful space where you can meditate deeply, and free of disturbance. Prepare your meditation space with incense and gentle music if you wish along with a candle. Once your meditation space is set and ready get into a comfortable seated position, and close your eyes.
Monday happens to be the day the Moon rules, signifying intuition and a time to bring about creativity in your work. Obsidian stone represents the New Moon. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as “the protector”. It is said to “mirror one’s soul. This stone brings about objectivity, dis-attachment and is grounding. It reduces fantasy and escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, and therefore is protective. This unusual black stone absorbs darkness and converts it to white light energy. It is a warm and friendly stone, which is used at the Root Chakra, encouraging ones survival instincts and is grounding. Black obsidian brings higher Chakra light into lower ones; cleanses and uplifts. Changes fear into flexibility with the advent of change.
Your crystals can represent nature, one for each element (fire, water, air, earth.) The elements are also related to a direction and intent. Here are some to consider:
Fire – South – Empowerment work with the Fire element are related to consumption, heat, entropy, fuels, energy transfer and thermodynamics. Known sub-elements: Heat Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Earth – North – Earth element empowerment relates to grounding, cultivation of energy and energy embedding. Known sub-elements: metal, jewels. Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Water – West – Empowerment with water relates to flows, forms, cycles, combinations and manipulations. Known sub-elements: ice. Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Air – East – Air empowerment harness the wind, kinetic forces, static energy, free energy and directed movement. Known sub-elements: lightning. Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
How do these apply to your intention?
Using 4 black stones, place them in your meditative space, either on your altar or table
on the floor, so that you are able to sit in the middle of them.
You can then use a 5th black stone of your choice, or a master stone (a crystal that is your favorite to work with or one which calls to you.)
Trace the outline of the crystal circle with your master stone (either on the table or sitting within your meditation circle.)
Then place your master stone in the center of the circle. (If it is on your table place it in the center. If you are meditating on the floor, hold it with you – in your dominant hand – sitting in your circle.)
Working with your Moon Intention
If you placed your circle on a table or alter, you can write down your intention on a piece of paper then place it under your master stone in the center of the circle.
If you are sitting in your circle, your intention is in your head.
NOW, spend time with your circle, intention and your crystals.
NOW, gentle breath work can be done, by breathing in and out. On the inhale, take in your intention… on your exhale, release your intention to the Universe.
Spend the time you desire to feel grounded, calm and relaxed. You will know instinctually how much time you need.
When you are finished, you can end with a deep breath, a prayer, a large sigh… or simply open your eyes. Your intention has been noted!
Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit
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Astroflash Monthly Horoscope and Newsletter for October 2015
By Flash Silvermoon
Mercury Retrograde is not helping me get Astroflash out very quickly at all this month and folks let’s just say it has been one helluva summer. I believe we are all still reeling from this last Full Moon and Eclipse and these last three in a row have surely shaken the world to its core. With the Sun inconjunct Neptune it seems like no form of transportation is very safe anymore not to mention so many toxic spills and accidents effecting our waters. You just want to hunker down which is not a bad idea at all. Planes are falling out of the sky ,trains are jumping the track,cars are being recalled and swept away in floods and ships disappear into the Bermuda Triangle after taking on a category 4 Hurricane…Geez!
I don’t mean to say all is not well but we have surely had an enormous influx of accidents. With all of the aggressive energy that the Full Moon in Aries cut loose it is no wonder that we have had almost a mass shooting A DAY, Don’t even get me started on more gun control and more dollars spent to offer more mental health services. We have been going through a tearing down cycle but soon we will be moving towards a pulling together period. With so many planets in Libra, we are at a balance point now.
Glad that I watched Good Morning America this morning and carefully watched the news crawl on the bottom of the
screen as that news which is sometime only run once.In this case the single run items talked of an explosion at an oil refinery and another car exploding.These headlines affirmed all that I am saying here with yet another college shooting in Arizona before Obama could even go to console the horror show in Oregon. As I re read this the TV announces another school shooting in Texas. One of the heroes from USA that thwarted terrorists in Paris a few weeks ago was almost killed last night outside a bar and his buddy would have likely been in the middle of the Oregon shooting if he had not been picked to be on Dancing with the Stars, talk about karma. These are incredibly strange times and explosive times. We must stay aware of our energy and that of those we surround ourselves because we are responsible for what we “bring to the party” so to speak.
The thing is, just as racism and homophobia have stirred bigots into a frenzy because people of color being empowered by a multi racial President and the landmark Supreme Court ruling on Marriage Equality make us, the have nots, more visible and unfortunately more vulnerable . The evil of so many murders by Gun Violence which is a negative also brings more attention to that issue which is a big plus. As Confucius said”For evil to be defeated, it must first be exalted.“ On a similar note, the heinous murder of Cecil the lion albeit tragic and so disturbing has awakened the masses to the plight of endangered wild animals and may actually be a new beginning for protection of all lions and big cats.
Also more good news, sort of, for the animals this morning as the courts have ruled that Seaworld can create more super sized pools for their Orcas [like I said sort of good news] however they cannot breed any new Orcas in captivity, so a mixed blessing as no amount of space in Seaworld is more than a concrete prison for whales and dolphins. I am sure that the predominance of Neptunian energy with both Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, there will be a demand for more healing and freedom for Cetaceans.[whales and dolphins] and all the waters and the beings that live in hem. Many yeas ago I had some psychic communication with both the whales and the dolphins and each told me that they are both our protectors as well as our litmus test. By that they meant that our survival and well being is linked to theirs which is actually true of many species. If their waters become too harsh for them to thrive we are clearly hurting the entire planet.
The murders of innocent people has become so deadly apparent that People Magazine which is no progressive rag has published the phone numbers of all the Congress people to make it easier for the populace to rise up and demand a change and over ride the NRA.So yes, we are in the process of seeing evil exalted. I do think that the hard aspects between Uranus and Pluto since 2012 plus the recent eclipses especially the last one have contributed to the harsh patterns of behavior we are witnessing. All that being said, I am optimistic about some of the changes coming regarding violence because so many planets are in the sign of Libra, The Peacemaker.
Yes Libra craves peace and harmony however there are more wars fought under Libran aspects or by Libran Generals. The reason for this is that Libra also desires to make everything FAIR and therein lies the rub. Trying to make equal borderlines,treaties, alliances and all kinds of relationships can require a lot of discussion at least and possibly arguments and war. The potential and desire for Peace is strong but it can at times have the exact opposite effect.
So here we sit precariously balancing and working to elevate and improve life on earth and I do hope most of you have it in mind to do all that you can to elevate the energy of our sweet Mother Earth.With this recent explosion of Martian/Arian energy from the Eclipse our space program thinks that creating colonies on Mars would be a good idea now that they discovered that water is still available there. Not a wholly bad idea but hey dudes why not invest in healing Mama and stop allowing Her water to go to the highest bidder and develop some reusable resources like solar and wind power.
The good thing that is happening with the planets this month is that many of them are in Mutable signs which gives us a much greater ability to be flexible and make our shifts and changes as needed. Kind of feels like an element of Grace in comparison to the hard changes brought forth by the Cardinal crosses and squares of years gone by. Doesn’t mean we are not experiencing some of that still but that energy is manifesting less of the time now.
One thing to remember while Venus is in Virgo. When criticism opens the door, LOVE flies out the window.. This does not mean that you can’t have disagreement on the contrary you need to clear the air regularly. The Libra New Moon reminds us of all the polarities that we need to balance in relationship: Giving and Receiving, Talking and Listening, Independence and Intimacy, Self and Other and Inner and Outer.
Oct. 16 should be a very exciting day with Mars and Jupiter conjoined dancing cheek to cheek in Virgo while being trined by Pluto in Capricorn. When Mars and Jupiter get this close we must watch out for our tendency to not just burn the candle at both ends but to burn them up completely as we have energy to burn. Bring Pluto in and we may find something more deep and meaningful to do with this abundance of Chi.’Could be a good time to investigate or research something you have longed to know.
Oct, 24 will be another big day and very social which is good as I am opening the Gainesville Pride Celebration. May need to check the weather as the Moon is in Pisces and conjoining Neptune. On a brighter side Venus will conjoin Jupiter and weakly Mars while trining Pluto so this should be a fine time to come out into the streets to proclaim our political success. Good day to meet and greet and fly our freak flags high.
Oct 27 is the lovely Full Moon in Taurus and this is one of three Super Moons which amps up its effect on the electromagnetic pulse of the earth, the tides and our bodies. This can be a potent time with great shifts even involving the tectonic plates so keep your ears to the ground and watch your animals to “see which way the wind is blowing.” Hate to even suggest this as it always seems to pan out when I do. Last month I predicted that Bill Cosby was going to “get his” this month and so far it seems like he will finally be taken to task and prosecuted for his disgusting and abusive violation of so many women. Go get em Gloria!
This is also a time of heightened sexuality for some and more concern for our basic resources in life. With Venus now exactly conjoining Jupiter as well as Mars and trining Pluto I would think that love and money would both be manifesting themselves in a most positive manner.
Finally Oct 31 Samhain, Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, and The Witches New Year. The Sun will trine Neptune exactly so hopefully we will not have rain and Venus and Mars will be cuddling up next to the Samhain flames to usher in this New Year as we descend into the darker times.
SAMHAIN /HALLOWEEN RITUAL – CELEBRATING OUR ANSISTERS Sat, Oct 31 Remember, the Veil is so thin at this time making it a perfect time for Prophecy and connecting with those who have passed. Given how many have left the Earth this year we will be very busy. Also this is the Witches New Year and the time to affirm the primacy of the Sisterhood and our ability to right/rite the ways of the Patriarchy! RSVP 352 4752432
We will be having a Circle for the Sisterhood of Moonhaven on this night at 6pm for Potluck and 7ish for the Circle.
We will be inside and outside hopefully and I always need helpers to build the fire and other circle details so if you want to come help please be here by 4:30 at the latest.This is not a Halloween party so no costumes needed but feel free to come how you like. PLEASE no chemical smells of any kind perfumes,bug sprays,hair or skin cremes or dryer sheets or cigarettes for some of us it is a matter of not being able to breathe. You can bring an outdoor chair if you would we have some but could use more, any kind of food is welcome[ I can’t eat nuts or seeds though] percussion instruments good too and I have many to share as long as everyone carries their own in and out.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL AND RAISE THE VIBE FOR THE TRIBE
LET’S GET PERSONAL
ARIES – I don’t know why everyone wants me to be more balanced and even tempered. Don’t they get it? It is my nature to be more focused on me. If I am not going to be me right now then I don’t know when the hell I am going to manifest that. The Uranian wind is blowing wildly through my hair and I just need to go with it. Don’t spoil my jam.
TAURUS – Oh this Full Moon is mine and the most sensual grounding one all year. I’m gonna take it slowly like the way I really like it and just luxuriate in the feeling. No phone, no computer just me in a big tub of warm water with rose petals floating over me while I listen to my favorite tunes nibbling on my favorite foods and you if you want to join me.
GEMINI – I’ve been kind of sluggish all through this long hot summer but the cool weather reminds me of a wilder wider social life which I sorely need. There is so much going on in the world and I want to bounce ideas off a few of my peeps and gel some thoughts. Now that Mercury is finally moving forward I can focus on creating a plan for my year. I am putting more joy on my dance card that is for sure and I am going to make lots of room for that.
CANCER – Been releasing so much old energy and you know no one holds on like a Cancer except maybe a Scorpio but I do feel so much lighter and freer too. Music wants to come pouring out of me and I want to collect every note. That’s it, replace all my junk with some good funk. Chaka,Stevie,India and of course Janis. let me tickle those syncopated keys. Oh yeah now that’s living.
LEO – Sure had quite a nice roll with so many planets in my sign all summer. That just made this lion so proud but life is about change and I know that my turn will always come around again. Who could resist me anyway no matter what the season no matter what astrological charts are indicating. I do make my own luck and this is time to pull up to the bumper and ride.
VIRGO – Look out world I gotcha by the tail with so many planets in my sign. I have so many projects that I want to get involved with now that Mercury , my ruler has gone forward. So much writing to do and work to organize. Don’t want to tire myself before I start. Better make some lists to keep me on track so I don;t overwhelm myself.
LIBRA – The New Moon got me off to a really good start and I want to use that energy to steady myself all month especially toward the end. Feels good to get more understanding with all my relations. Listening is quite the art but I see how effective it can become. People really want to know that they matter and that is something that I surely would want to give and get. Time to really make it even and fair.
SCORPIO – I love this time of year. After all it is MY SEASON and close to my birthday. I can just let my psyche go deep into the shadows that chase each other across my ceiling. Wondrous visions and imprints of lives not even living and the magical mystical excite me to the core. By the way regarding relationships, if it ain’t deep why bother doing it?
SAGITTARIUS – Saturn my 3 ringed little friend you are back to lasso my high flying dreams and force me to bring them down to earth and into a form that can more easily manifest. Thank You, I think. Don’t really like that heaviness and leaden energy you bring with you but I do see how I can benefit.
CAPRICORN – This mountain goat has gotten used to the Plutonic drill. Work hard keep trying to change what you can that needs more than a band aid cure and just don’t give up, be the changer and the changed and you will have completed your mission. I am aware of my mission and it is the carrot that keeps me going fore the long haul.
AQUARIUS – I am usually about 10 years ahead of the curve and I don’t mind that a bit as long as nobody tries to force me to live with outmoded ideas and plans. Give me the space to explore my weird ideas and I will be a most happy camper. You will see in 10 years I may seem like a prophet and right on time
PISCES – I do hope and pray that people will think twice and even three times before picking up a gun or a fist to solve anything. Give Peace a Chance please too many ruined lives when we could love each other instead and create a more blissful world for all.I invite all of you to join me in prayers for peace and healing for all the people and animals who are suffering right now with floods, fires and other hard times.
Through My Monthly Astroflash, I have endeavored to offer more gender neutral astrology to speak to all sexual preferences and identities.
If you know your Rising sign, your personal reading will be more accurate if you read the passage for that sign as well as your Sun sign and even your Moon sign.
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Flash can easily read for you by phone wherever you are and you can pay on her website at the section called Moonmarket scroll to products and you are in!…This is a great time for a reading to help guide you through these stormy waters. For readings of an Astrological or Psychic nature, Crystal Healngs, Past Life Regressions and Flower Essence Therapy feel free to call for an appt.or contact Flash through her website. Obviously some of these services can only be done in person.
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Heartwings Love Notes 693: Fall Reflections
Heartwings says, “Insight may be gained by viewing the passing scene.”
Driving down the highway I looked at the vista of the changing leaves. In some places they had already turned, and the autumn colors had emerged in a blanket of bright hues. However, in a few places summer’s green still predominated. Then I noticed an outstanding patch of red in the midst of a section of green leaves. It stood out so strongly that my eye was drawn to it and lingered. It seemed so vivid compared with the usual blanket of roadside color.
The patch of brilliantly red leaves wasn’t large, yet it overpowered my attention in a way that the conglomeration of greater color had not. I realized it was the contrast that made it so strong. I was reminded of how Shakespeare spoke of the light of a candle in the darkness saying: “So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” There is something about contrast that enhances the presence of what is outstandingly good. The same is true of scarcity or of specialness.
I realized that my attention had been drawn to the brightness of the red against the darkness of the green. A hillside of lovely fall leaves is a beautiful sight to behold, yet without contrast my eyes soon grow used to it; I don’t experience the view with as much interest or delight. The same thing applies to taste. If all the food on my plate is bland, it all begins to taste the same. If it is either entirely crunchy or entirely smooth I don’t enjoy it as much. Hearing is the same: What makes Beethoven’s music so special to me is the interplay of loud and soft, thunderous and sweet.
This is also true with regard to life in general. I enjoy it when things go smoothly, when everything falls into place, when people show up when they’re supposed to. I am grateful for the excitement of winning, the feelings of accomplishment when I am praised. Yet without at least temporary failure, without glitches, without the serendipity of strange twists and turns, life would not be nearly as interesting. While I may lament a loss or mourn a missed opportunity, they make me even more grateful for my gains and my successes.
May you discover bright surprises when you least expect them.
Blessings and Best Regards, Tasha Halpert TashaHal@aol.com
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Sit With Me
Sit with me while my spirit soars, returns, and bears message.
In this moment of waiting let the breath of life leave and return, gently, in the cycle of coming and going as we have practiced it, lo, these many years.
We let go, you and I, lifting from our moorings, floating in our consciousness.
When we let go we weigh less and therefore begin to rise in the medium of our consciousness.
Our motionless bodies are divine statues, momentary Bodhisattvas, enlightened beings who have chosen to return to this plane.
My message to the world is seeing you, being seen by you.
It is unexpressed.
Its being is sufficient.
Copyright 8/1/2000, John MacEnulty, St. Louis MO
Emanations Thought for the Day, Emanationsfuture@gmail.com
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Welcome to the Carnival of Stone!
New release by Rob Blackwell, just in time for Halloween!
I’m thrilled to announce that Carnival of Stone, the second Soren Chase novella, is now available in the Kindle store! Hurry up and buy it here!
When a small town is under siege from a horrific monster, only one man can help…
Supernatural investigator Soren Chase is having a rough day. He narrowly avoids being murdered by a pair of trigger-happy leprechauns (yes, leprechauns) before taking a case to investigate the disappearance of a graduate student in the mountains of Virginia.
But when Soren arrives in the normally sleepy hamlet of Hilltop, he finds the situation is far worse than he imagined. He’s up against a creature unlike anything he’s encountered before and it will take all his skills—and working with an unlikely ally—to survive.
Carnival of Stone is a 175-page stand-alone novella in the Soren Chase series that can be enjoyed by any reader who loves urban fantasy, mystery and suspense. Set between the events of Closed at Dark and The Forest of Forever, it will please existing fans and new readers alike.
If you want to find out more about Soren’s history, his partnership with his sarcastic assistant Glen, and his encounter with two very different mythological creatures, this is the perfect novella for you. I hope you’ll check it out here. It’s the perfect read to get you in the mood for the Halloween season. And when you’re finished, please leave a review by clicking here.
But wait, there’s more! October is just a couple days away, and long-time readers know how much I love Halloween. Look for another announcement soon!
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Waxing Moon Bath
Spell Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Bring a moonstone (or many moonstones) into the bath or shower with you (or wear moonstone jewelry). This spell draws upon the power of the waxing moon and is intended to increase your personal power. If you have a tub, put the stones in the water with you. Otherwise, wear them or place them nearby. Moonstones are associated with water and have strong feminine energy; combine all of these to supercharge your bath or shower and give your personal energy a magical boost. Light candles in the room as desired. While you wash, know that you’re immersing yourself in moon-water. Repeat nightly through the full moon phase, if desired. Here’s a chant you can use to help visualize the process:
“Waxing moon, growing power,
water of the bath or shower,
Wash my body, touch my skin,
magic flowing out and in.”
This post was written by Ember Grant on October 15, 2015
Spell Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Find a peaceful cemetery in your area to visit. At dusk, bring an offering of herbs, alcohol (or juice), bread, fruit, or grain. Find an isolated area to be seated, and enter a state of somber, reflective meditation. You may choose to wear black and even a veil.
When the time is right, hold your offering high above your head and declare the following or something similar:
“Oh great and powerful dead, I honor your life and understand my own mortality. I leave you this offering so that you may be at peace. May I be granted the same in my journey on earth as well as my journey after death. So mote it be.”
Meditate on the energy of death. If you feel comfortable, consider performing some communication with the angel Azrael, he who oversees the life cycle. As per tradition, once you leave your offering in the cemetery, be sure not to look back as you leave.
Spell Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
This time of year signals the need to prepare for winter. It is time to take stock and begin to clean and put away the items used only in the summer. In modern times, this would include such things as lawnmowers and pool equipment. All of these things can be cleaned and stored with intent, bringing the magic of the everyday into your life.
For many of us, connecting to the seasonal shifts isn’t really experienced through the planting or livestock cycles anymore. We do, however, have our own seasonal cycles, and we can use these to connect to the greater energy shifts of the earth. Even something as mundane as packing away swimsuits can be an opportunity to connect with the energy shift. Simply reminisce about summer and gradually shift focus to concentrate on the here and now, then visualize the coming winter.
This post was written by Michael Furie on October 14, 2015
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We are the proprietors of Mother Earth Gemstones, a Mom and Pop rock shop.
We offer rocks, crystals, minerals, fossils, gemstones, and more at great prices.
Our shop has been serving the community since January, 2010.
Between us we have over 50 years of involvement in the pagan community, and we love our rocks.
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Also we recently added a large jewelry section to our shop. We have partnered with a renown jewelry craftsman and
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The Goddess Way through the 12 Steps
The Goddess Way through the 12 Steps: 12 Rituals of Light and Love
by Amethyst Star (Author), Shahla Coyote (Contributor), Baba Mecka (Contributor)
We began our rituals in January, 2012 for Step One. Each month we did a ritual for the corresponding step. The rituals were equally written by each of us. We created each ritual so it was an action of love coming from all of us. Here is a quick introduction for our book.
Peace and harmony are the cornerstones of our 12-Step rituals. Amethyst Star and I (Shahla Coyote) have been friends for many years. They met Baba Mecka a few years ago. We each realized that something was missing, something that could make the steps more viable in our lives. We all follow the Goddess path and wanted to write rituals for each step. It has been a labor of love and has allowed us to get closer to the Spirit Goddess. The three of us came together to go through each of the steps to cement with action and ritual our growth in sobriety. Our higher power includes goddesses, so it seemed natural to use ritual and different goddesses to express creatively each step in recovery.
We used the Open Steps and these rituals are not set in stone. If you feel that a different stone or god/goddess expresses more clearly your intention, by all means change the ritual to be a clear expression of yourself. Honor your sobriety by being true to what feels right to you. These rituals express an inward pull to grow in love and spirituality.
We began brainstorming the possibility of creating rituals for each of the 12 Steps. Each one of these rituals has been a beautiful way to express our commitment to that step. They have healed us in ways we can’t even begin to describe in our journey in recovery. Making the Goddess path part of our recovery has been profound. This book has truly been a labor of light and love. We hope you enjoy it and the wonderful things that may materialize as a result of these rituals.
Amethyst Star, Baba Mecka, Shahla Coyote
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: The Goddess Way Through The 12 Steps; 1 edition (April 25, 2014)
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How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life
Nonfiction by Patty L. Fletcher
The book is now for sale in print and e-book format from Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
the Apple bookstore, Smashwords, and other online sellers.
For details, please see: www.dvorkin.com/pattyfletcher
Patty L. Fletcher, author of the book Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life, is starting a monthly newsletter called The Campbell’s Corner Neighborhood Newsletter, beginning in April. It will have news, encouragement, ads, and literary submissions. To sign up, email her at: email@example.com
Please include the email address you wish to have the newsletter sent to in your reply along with your first and last name.
Her website: www.dvorkin.com/pattyfletcher/
*** Cut off for subscription for this month’s newsletter is 8-PM Eastern The newsletter comes out tomorrow in honor of my four year anniversary with my Seeing Eye Dog Campbell.
I am sure some are tired of hearing about him I’m sorry. You just have no idea what he has done for me. If you read my book you know he probably assisted in saving my life in two ways. One by making me more aware of my surroundings and two by giving me a reason to get up every day. Otherwise I’d have taken my own life when I was trying to leave my abuser. Blessings to all!
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Flash Silvermoon shares her story ALTERNATIVE HEALING FOR THE ANIMALS IN THE SHADOW OF EARTH CHANGES now because we are all going through so many EARTH CHANGES and there are so many animals in crisis or crossing around the world putting all of us including our beloved animals at high risk. Also we are coming on to the 10 year Anniversary of Katrina and this story shares my experiences of working with the Rescue team for the Katrina Hounds locally. Hopefully this story although written some years ago will inspire and educate you in ways to help yourselves. If you call in tonight and mute the phone til the end we can have some QnA if you like.
This story and many others will be included in her book Lifetime Companions Love Never Dies which offers many tales about how she began working on her own animals and how that evolved to treating all kinds of other animals over the last 35 years.
The animals are my teachers and I have been blessed by many excellent teachers in my home and in my practice.I am sure that you will find that this information awakens your own skills as an Animal Communicator too.Reach Flash Silvermoon at http://www.flashsilvermoon.com
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Flash always shares more about Holistic methods to heal your animal companions. Of course the first thing is Animal Communication which is the best aid in knowing and understanding what your animal companions want and need as well as how their past and even past lives can influence their healing.
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Flash presents this wonderful show devoted to bringing people and animals into greater harmony. She shares her amazing experiences as an Animal Communicator and offers everything that you might want to know about the world of animals from care, healing, feeding and most importantly understanding. She often shares the mike with special guests who are managers of Sanctuaries, non traditional Vets, and all manner of people that work on the front line to love and help animals.
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COMMUNITY. Can there be a more significant awareness of community than Now? We are celebrating the merging of so many traditions and ceremonies for the overall healing of our Home right now. Please take some time to visit these sites and take a look at all the diversity and sacred crafting we have brought together for this midsummer presents.
We have gathered our friends and companions; Spirit Therapy family, the Motherhouse of the Goddess with workshops and aligned kits / products, two brand new collections from Daughters of Isis: Gemstone Essences & our new Magicakal Kids Mists. You will find links to makers from The Mother House of the Goddess too! There are many places to visit in this newsletter!
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I am so proud and humbled to announce that Solfeggio Mandala Activation Guide (Adult coloring Book) and Meditation Deck has won the 2015 Visionary Award from COVR in Denver at the International New Age Trade Show last week!!!
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The Earthly, Angelic & now Universal Solfeggio Frequencies in combination with Mandala’s are a unique and powerful tool to connect and transform your connection with your true self.
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Earth Signs and Omens
Uncover the Hidden Mysteries of Nature
In Nature, we can find guidance about all life’s mysteries and all issues in our individual life circumstances.
We will learn the signs, omens and messages in nature and understand when and how they communicate with us.
One of the easiest and most rewarding of the divinatory arts, you will learn why things are happening to you
and help to solve problems.
The course covers signs and omens, communication, seasonal rites, trees and shrubs, flowers, plants and weeds,
herbs, plant magick, the Guardians of Nature and much more.
An exciting hands-on 10 week course for $50.00.
All lessons are on line, you will receive weekly personal response to each lesson
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The Magic of Crystals Course
Quartz crystals are a gift from the earth. They have the ability to amplify or strengthen the things in you that are positive.
Quartz can strengthen your ability to be a loving person, and can enhance your abilities to enjoy life and accomplish the things you want in life.
Quartz can reduce stress, help with centering, strengthen, have wonderful healing properties and surround you with protection!
If you love crystals like I do, join me in this 4 Week Mini – Course for a fun and interesting time!
No books or supplies needed! $25.00
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The Goddess School Grimoire is a collection of recipes, artwork, poetry, prose, prayers, rituals, spells, and practical Goddess wisdom put together by the teachers, students, alumni, and friends of The Sisters of the Burning Branch Goddess School. The sisterhood is dedicated to restoring spiritual balance by returning the Divine Feminine to her rightful place and by assisting women in their personal and spiritual development. Since being founded by Head and High Mother Priestess Grandmother Moon in 2000, The Goddess School (www.Goddessschool.com) has grown into a large and beautiful global community of women.
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Welcome to a journey to learn about the hidden powers of herbs and our Mother Earth. Wise women and men have existed for thousands of years and still exist throughout the world. They know Mother Earth as the ultimate healer, and have learned to utilize the gifts of of nature. Inside each person is a being of wisdom, deeply connected to the Earth, to the phases of the moon and the tides of the sea. All we need to do is trust our innate wisdom.
In Herbalism 101, we cover 21 herbs, and start our Materia Medica, that we will build throughout the next two levels. We will cover the basic aspects of herbs. From culinary to magickal, medicinal to ornamental. As well as the many modalities of herbs!
Herbalism 202 – We focus on herbs and terminology having to do with health and health care, making herbal medicines, classifying herbs, the Doctrine of Signatures, and much much more!
Herbalism 303 – This last series of classes teaches about the entire body, one system at a time. You’ll learn about how the body functions and what health problems are related to which body system. You’ll also learn about natural health remedies for many health problems.
Free with Reiki Masters certification an attunement with purchase of Herbalism 1,2,and 3. I am attuned to Usui Ryoho, but I also ask that my students read the Diane Stein book, Essential Reiki. We cover the three Reiki levels and you will receive a Master’s attunement and certificate.
Each course (3 in all) is ten weeks in length.
Each course is 50.00 taken separately and earns a certificate in Healing Arts.
Earn a Priest or Priestess certification in Healing Arts by taking these four courses.
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The Healing Arts certificate four part series will earn a Priest or Priestess Certification from The Order of the Burning Branch
No text books required unless otherwise noted.
Herbalism 101 (The Universe of Herbs, begin your own Materia Medica)
Herbalism 202 (My Herbalism 101 is required)
Herbalism 303 (My Herbalism 101 and 202 is required)
Reiki I, II, and III – Text book required
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High Priestess Training and Community
Welcome to a journey of the shamanistic powers of the female, the Wisewomen. Wisewomen have existed for thousands of years and still exist throughout the world. They know Mother Earth as the ultimate healer, and have learned to utilize the gifts of of nature. Inside each woman is a being of wisdom, deeply connected to the phases of the moon and the tides of the sea. All we need to do is trust our innate wisdom.
“Part of the ancient vision of the Goddess was as protector of cities and the sustaining fields around them. She was not, in this role, always a matronly and maternal goddess, but was frequently depicted as a lusty, loving, sensual woman. The power she wielded did not make her any less sexually vibrant. Indeed, her power was part of her erotic attraction.”
“The queens and goddesses of myth and legend show us an image of both strength and sensuousness. While today we often equate women’s sexuality with weakness and passivity, our forebears saw such goddesses as Ishtar as especially passionate and sexual because of their power. Ishtar and her sister goddesses are potent images of feminine possibility – a possibility that remains despite the 2,500 years that have passed since she was last worshipped.” (“The Goddess Companion”, Patricia Monaghan)
Shamanism refers to a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit world. The feminine form of the word is not “shamaness” but “shamanka”, however, here we will use the word “Priestess”.
Healing, gathering and growing herbs and food, keeping communities in balance, presiding over ceremonies and rites of passage, maintaining relations with the dead, teaching, ministering to those in need, communing with nature to learn her secrets ,preserving the wisdom traditions, divining the future, and drumming and dancing with Goddesses, these are feminine shamanic arts. This what you will learn or remember in our classes here!
Sisters of The Burning Branch, is our part of the “shaman’s tree”, an image found in several cultures as a symbol for mediation. The tree is seen as a being whose roots belong to the world underneath; its trunk belongs to the middle, human-inhabited world; and its top is related to the upper world.
The curriculum of Sisters of the Burning Branch, is eclectic, borrowed from the teachings of many paths, but rooted in Women’s Spirituality.
Priestess Training takes a year and day to complete, plus 3 months to earn the High Priestess cord. (four levels). We do ask for your commitment when joining. Please do not sign up if you are not committed or able to follow through. There is nothing worse for your self esteem! We try to nurture here, this defeats that purpose.
At GoddessSchool we use song and chants to raise power, using drums, tambourines or just humming along works too! We celebrate the Mother – the Full Moon – Mother Earth – Mother Nature – she is in us all – we are in her – we are one! We will learn some songs, beat the drums, howl at the Moon! We are ever changing as does the Moon – Feel the Moon – let her fill you up! Join us!
The entire fee for each level is $120 (payment plan available), sixteen lessons in each level, except the last. Tuition covers lessons, assignments and instructor feedback. In addition, students may download guided meditation exercises and be eligible for face to face Sabbats, Esbats and retreats with the Sisterhood.
Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For an application and more information!
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