Posted in Energy, Inspiration, Manifesting, Moon

April New Moon in Aries

A new mom. Is grazing our night sky tonight. It is said to be the beginning of major progress and deep passionate love.

With every new moon we set our intentions. We cast our wishes and hope to manifest and harvest those accomplishments by the time the full moon comes around.

It snowed in my corner of the world today and inch after inch is blanketing this gorgeous medieval city I live so much. Snow is sliding off the steep roofs like avalanches and for the first time it is apparent to me as to why there are metal guards on the roofs to brave the fall of a heavy snow load that has no other place to go but down.

Today also my cousin and soon to be half brother got married and for the first time since my arrival here, I decided to take an off day and join the festivities and simply rest. Other complications have been added and I learned yesterday that in a week I will be without a car because the person my uncle made a deal with, needs it back. So you can imagine what part of my casting wish list will be.

Either way, tonight with the new moon we enter the ritual of rebirth and new beginnings. A new spirit animal has stepped forward to support the energy for April. New goals emerge, new energy is here to support our dreams, as we step with clarity, growth, and the understanding of our actions towards our birthrights. With renewed feelings we commit to who we want to be. New hope connects is to our deepest desires of the heart and soul. Deep love will manifest over the next four months, but also good luck and good fortune. Can you feel it, are you ready? Make a wish and expect magic.

Posted in Inspiration, Manifesting, Moon

New Moon in March & a Prayer for humanity

Art by Tessa Mythos

With every new moon a new cycle starts and signifies a new beginning. With it comes a new opportunity to manifest and focus on what we would like to achieve and see come to fruition over the next month. While having my own big dreams and challenges, they are insignificant considering what is going right now. We are still at large with a virus worldwide and as one with the world, I want to see peace and an end to the turmoil (war) that has recently started. power and greed are the destruction of humanity in my eyes and there is much that can be said, but I will hold me peace right here, and instead send a prayer for humanity.

The energy is still intense and we felt this in January as well as in February, but it is also paving the way for magic we are just about to discover. A new cycle of building, learning and growing has started and we are ready for that lies ahead. The new moon allows glimpses of our progress which gives us that needed boost to keep going. The new moon in Pisces is the 12th sign of the zodiac, representing healing, intuition and seclusion. We are asked to focus on completion and surrender and this couldn’t speak more to me as I embark on Germany and what is waiting for me. We are also asked to release something, something big we have been dealing with for some time, so we can step into the reality of what we’ve been manifesting. We have to make room for the new and part with some of the old. This could include material things, thoughts, habits, or simply a new way of being and seeing our life. No matter what it is, it is big and we will feel much lighter, lucky, even magical as the energy shifts around us. You should feel inspired to close some old chapters and walk towards something that truly inspires you. Self-care is still a prioritization, so make sure you meet yourself with love on all aspect

Posted in Emotions, Full Moon, Moon

Snow Moon – February 2022

Have you seen the full moon yet? As we look to the night sky tonight, we welcome February’s snow moon. Perhaps you have noticed a certain glow in the sky, and perhaps you have felt the intense energy that comes with most full moons. This one is no different as masculine Mars, God of war and feminine Venus, Goddess of love meet and amplify our feelings. Intense energy seems to be the theme song of 2022 so far and we are moving ahead at warp speed.

As I reflect back onto the week, the month, and even the year so far, I see many influences and potent, powerful energy that is emerging. Sometimes we are holding on to the seat of our pants it feels like but everything is going exactly as it must and we are being encouraged and reminded to trust the process. Too long have we laid the groundwork, waited in the dark, hoping to reap the rewards at some point. This is the time dear friends and this moon will illuminate what has been dark within us. The blindfolds are coming off. It is as if you are seeing with new eyes and perhaps for the very first time. The picture is getting clearer and the is lifting. Face the truth.

We have been talking about balance lately and how it is key to a peaceful life. This has been one of the biggest lessons for me so far in 2022 and balance is truly tan important element. This moon is all about balance between being and doing, between the masculine and the feminine, between being serious and disciplined and light and joyful. Everything has two sides and leaning too much into one direction will affect our balance and overall stance, as well as our preparedness. We either become too hard or too soft and the challenge lies in finding that middle ground.

This full moon and it’s lighting up the night-sky reminds us that it is almost glow time. It’s a time to believe in ourselves for we have laid the groundwork and this is the time to be wholeheartedly US, YOU, OURSELVES! Trust that new sense of confidence you are feeling. You earned it and it is no fluke. It is not mere coincidence but it is here to stay. Embrace your authentic and creative self. Own your light even if it grows dim at times. Everyone experiences times like these when our light doesn’t shine the strongest, but this is not the time and you are moving ahead, leaving behind the old and outdated. Tap into the full moon and replenish yourself. Get the makeover you’ve been thinking about and make the changes in a certain area of your life. The time is now and you are supported and encouraged. Take that leap of faith. Wipe that slate clean and start writing your own history as you step out of the shadows to embrace your new beginning. As you honor the emotional needs of those around you, ensure you honor your own needs and emotions as well. Balance is the key.

This is the time to align yourself with your life purpose and value in life. Your meditations and prayers should include what you wish to magnetize into your life. Is it optimism, gratitude, community and support, all themes around this full moon. Take time to reflect, take time to do some self care and keep opening your heart to love as love is the answer to all and is already there for you.

Posted in Gratitude, Inspiration, Moon

The last quarter Moon

Today is last quarter moon and it’s all about finding balance. Just yesterday we talked about waiving this year goodbye, to accept whatever will be and to stop interfering. Again it proves that it is all about that balance, that importance that we find harmony which in turn will translate to inner Peace. Today our energy turns inward once more and you may be questioning your impact on the world, as well as issues related to purpose. You might feel a push to purge and release, or at least sorting through memories and issues of trust and fairness.

The Crone is working her magic now, reminding us of gentler habits, to continue rest and restoration, setting down urgency and slowing down, while reflecting as the subconscious surfaces. This is a time to balance the creative, dreamy side with practical steps. It’s also a great time to share from the abundance of realized intentions. Just take a look around you and see all that you have achieved. Set aside some time for a session of alignment. Take a walk through your home and find gratitude for all the things you have attracted. Don’t forget that you are in the process of creating your dream life and it shouldn’t always feel like the chase. Marvel in what is and how far you have come. Even a race car stops every few laps to regroup. Give yourself that gift and room for self praise. Only you know what you’ve been through, and only you can bring meaning to the position of giving yourself the credit you deserve. Thank the universe as you find your connection without attachment, without fear, without control, without all the people, things , growth, and experiences, you’ve manifested. And guess what…this is just the beginning.

Posted in Full Moon, Moon, Spirituality

October Full Moon 2021

The full moon is always a special time for me and as a typical Moon-child I have always felt drawn to it. I miss going to my monthly drum circle, drumming in the energy, singing and chanting, releasing what no longer serves me, and indulging in a short, lead shamanic journey. I miss this time being shared with like minded souls as the energy amplifies in a group setting. For the time being, it’s not feasible for me to attend this group setting and my rituals are performed mainly alone right now. Still powerful, I connect and tap into the energy of the Hunters Moon.

I woke differently this morning, with what I perceived as some fire energy from the full moon. My vision was off, somewhat blurry, and everything appeared to be rimmed by a small outline of burning flames. Soon all sounds were amplified, louder as usual with sort of an echo. With it came an enormous pressure on my forehead and honestly I am surprised now that I am well enough to type this post. Symptoms have decreased but they are not completely gone just yet. I am drowning myself in drinking extra water and perhaps a afternoon nap is on the horizon in a few hours. But first, let’s take a closer look at tonight’s Hunter Moon.

We enter the moon cycle and the last quarter of the year in preparation for Winter. The harvest of the season is over and preservation and preparation for the icy cold days and nights are ahead of us. Even in my corner of the world the first snow and frost has made it’s appearance and introduced gloomier days with less sunshine. I welcome a time of soups and hot tea’s, sliced latte’s and Chili’s that feel perfect for the gray, cold skies. A period of dormancy is starting and the spiritual meaning of this moon is focused on internal work and self reflection. Haven’t we done so much of this already this year? I know that I have and the work continues and is never done as we welcome the darkness and embrace the darker half of the year. For myself, I feel content, for I have really made progress working with my shadow self and the darkness. more than ever has the darkness been a part of my life this year and it has made a world of difference. I feel that I have befriended the darkness to a great extent, and love and light which are not always a given when doing spiritual work have been gifted to me almost like a reward because of doing the work. The hard work, the one that scares us initially, the one we have shied away for so long, afraid of what we might uncover in it’s process. I couldn’t be more grateful for the lessons that brought this darkness to the forefront this year and I wouldn’t change a thing, although some of it sucked a big one. Lol….

This is a wonderful time to reflect and to look back. To show gratitude and appreciation for all that Nature has given us, and also to recognize all the work we have done so far. To see our journey and to give thanks for all we have achieved. Take a moment to be still and reflect. What have you’ve been working on this year? Where were you at the beginning of your journey and where are you now? Pinpoint what still needs to change, what perhaps is holding you back, and you will know what to release during this full moon. As the Veil has grown thinner, magick is in the air and we are presented with spiritual growth and goal setting. Our ancestors and loved ones are closer to us, cheering and supporting us along the way. What is the next step for you?

The old farmers almanac states that if October brings heavy frosts and winds, then January and February will be mild. Although we are in a drought and need moisture badly to replenish reservoirs and lakes to combat a new fire season that surely will revisit us next year, I can’t help but hope for a milder winter as it is my first out of my big house. The winds were hauling last night and gusting strongly while the Tiny Boho Abode is undergoing winterization. At 1 AM the skirt to conceal the undercarriage was blowing down the road and had to be retrieved, hopefully to be finishing it’s install today before the next wave of rain and snow hits.

Besides gratitude and self reflection, this is also a time of balance, transition, developing your physic gifts, the afterlife, shamanic work, dream work, Arch Angels and much more. Whatever it is you are working on right now, consider yourself supported and carried by the energy of the full moon. I am decked out wearing silver today, which is one of the colors favored during this cycle. You might also try ruby red or dark purple, black, burnt orange, navy blue or gold. I am wearing some of my gemstones in the form of a bracelet, necklace or even earrings to further support this time and myself, absorbing as much energy as I can.

Let’s look at some activities and ritual of how we can celebrate even more. Maybe we fill our kitchens and houses with the aromatic smells of canning and food preservation. Perhaps that DIY project we never finished finds a new meaning and purpose. Candle light fills our space as we prepare for Yule and the Winter Solstice in deep concentration and meditation. Maybe this is a time we make hand crafted Christmas gifts that involve, touch, feel and smell. What about a healthy potion made with organic herbs, perhaps from your own garden, hand collected. Have you ever made handmade soaps? Do you knit or crochet? This used to be a time I spent with Mom knitting handmade Socks and perhaps this year through my healing journey I will be able to hold the yarn tight enough once more, being able to make a fist to support this practice before I forget how to do it. This is a time when I like to work on crafting and stocking up my inventory for my business at Youniqua. Unfortunately for the time being and other pressing issues still at hand that require attention, my online shop is not offering any handmade artifacts. I can still produce inventory however and it’s also a time for my Dragons Breath (Ginger potion) and Dragons Blood (Elderberry syrup). Whatever it is that we focus our energy on right now will bring more relaxation and enjoyment for the months ahead.

This is a time to continue our internal work. Don’t be afraid of the darkness within you and figure out how she is a part of you and who you are. Don’t judge yourself, just observe. Meet yourself with kindness and understanding. Be patient and forgiving. Acknowledge and forge a new plan for what you would like to see in your future. Perhaps you will journal your thoughts so you can revisit them as often as you need to remind yourself in the months ahead, until spring when your ideas can sprout into new life. Wishing you blessings on this full moon and always.

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New Moon in Taurus

Picture: Google

May 11th, the new moon in Taurus, signaling a fresh start and the beginning of a new lunar cycle. While new moon energy affects us each in it’s own unique way, this cycle is activating the need for change and bringing value to our situation.

The new lunar cycle is about empowerment and radical self care. It preserves the energy for what you truly value, while setting boundaries , and not neglecting your well being for the comfort of others. To me it seems a continuation of the energy at hand and previously written about, soliciting the knowledge of what spirit animal is stepping for forward to support each month. It seems to be right in line with everything else and nothing appears to be out of order, or out of place. With that said, take comfort that not much new energy is heading your way, allowing you time to work on what you already started, honing in on it and perfecting your craft. Don’t forget that Pluto is retrograde, opening doors that previously appeared tightly shut.

Another layer to this new moon is the connection with Black Moon Lilith in Taurus. It is now time to no longer give away our power, to stand up for our worth and to remain grounded and firm. Now is the time to release guilt and all we have suppressed within outsell ourselves. Now, we choose the reality we truly see, deserve and dream of. New decisions can feel challenging and downright overwhelming, but this specific time is for our highest good. Everything is already on the way, so use the energy of this new moon to revisit your goals and dreams.

I feel like this new moon is speaking directly to me. Like it is giving me the pep talk to keep going, to stay the course, to be reassured that this pain I am feeling right now is not meant to last forever. As with every new moon, we set out intentions and clearly communicate to the universe where we see ourselves and what we are going to achieve. Notice that I am not using the phrase “hope to achieve”, as this leaves room for your manifesto not being as powerful. Envision it, see it in your minds eye as if you have achieved it already, be grateful, and consider it done.

Posted in Emotional Pain, Inner Child, Life, Moon

Full Moon energy

For some reason, at first unknown to me, I am still working with the energy of the full Snow moon from the 27th of February. By now it is clear that it was needed to bring what has been lying under deep deep covers, stored away for such a long time, as I was slowly becoming aware.

Being a moon child my connection to the moon has always been very important but it seems, the energy of this one was at an entirely new level. One that took me deep, encouraging me to face a few skeletons and bring these levels to surface. Something had shifted, a feeling that I was ready to begin peeling back the layers accumulated over decades of ancestral trauma. Wounds were calling to be acknowledged, understood, perhaps healed since a long time.

Leading up to the full moon things became increasingly more emotional for me. As if my glass was full to the brim, nearly flowing over, unable to take the slightest disturbance. It would surely push me over, I just didn’t knew in which way.

I was working in my kitchen the day before the full moon and actually felt great about everything I had accomplished. New Elderberry syrup was cooking on the stove, I processed my homemade Fire cider that had been fermenting for the past three month, made “Doggy Doo Shampoo” for Cinnamon, a Rosemary smudge stick (my favorite) wrapped in tulip blooms, which all took a few hours to do. Not sooner was I done and sat down, I felt tired and drained. Besides the accomplishments, a strange sadness crept in and engulfed me like a big dark cloud. A sadness that felt painful and isolated. All I could do is sit, hand on my heart, playing a video game in a fog like state of mind, observing a mindless wasting of time without caring much. I actually don’t know how much time passed sitting like this. I was drained emotionally, unable to think and worry, my mind had checked out, leaving me sit there, just being. I couldn’t explain what exactly brought me to this point and I chucked it up to the stress in my life, the uncertainties, the worries, the things that need attention, the void and what’s missing, the emptiness and what’s still waiting and needs my attention. It’s a lot, it truly is, but one step at a time, right!

The next day while on a hike with the Cinnamon girl the same happened. During a break and her chewing up a branch, the sadness returned and there I was, in a beautiful place, overwhelmed by whatever brought this on, crying silently, inward, without disturbing anyone or letting them help or console me. “You and your feelings”, “pull yourself together”, “what’s wrong with you”, voices of the past commanded me until eventually the moment passed.

Later at home I researched the full moon energy and came across an article from Mia Steiber. She explains that this full moon can ring alarm bells and that emotional souls out there can tend to feel overwhelmed by Virgo’s notoriously critical nature. Water signs such as myself (Cancer) may feel more delicate during this time and I think this definitely applied to me.

Further she claims that tensions will run high and that the undercurrents since the last new moon will come to the surface. As such, it’s important to be in charge of the energy you chose to invite during this time. I didn’t feel in charge of my energy at all and what I wanted to invite, but I knew that “this@ wasn’t it. It was time to dig deeper and get to the bottom of it, utilizing the moon energy that rules our inner self. I went inward the night of the full moon to find, meet, and hopefully heal an inner child that had left me emotionally so broken. An inner child that needed to be acknowledged and re-integrated with myself. I’ve been working with this energy ever since and great progress has been made I think. I have learned a great deal and I hope to share this experience with you shortly.

To be continued…

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New moon in Aquarius

“Where one find an obstacle, another finds a helpful resting point. Yet another, a secret passage.

No matter how hard you try, you’ll never change the natural placement of the stars.

At any given moment, however, you are free to elevate the angle from which you experience them.”

~Jai Dev Singh

Aquarius activates our most idealistic, notions about why could, maybe, possibly be. Brainstorm as if anything were possible. One caveat: Before you action any of it, remember that mercury is retrograde until February 20th. But dream now and plan, because whatever you cook up will be double blessed half a year from now.

Happy New Moon. Be still for a few minutes. Connect with the energy of the new moon, dream big and set your intentions. Where do you see yourself in 6 month? See it as if it has come to life already. Let the universe know what you like to manifest and consider it done.

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Moon

Full Moon in Cancer

As Santa returns to the North Pole, the year 2020 is coming to an end with the last full moon of the year. It’s the full moon in cancer, my own astrology sign, and I can’t help but take the message of this full moon personal as if it was written for me. It’s a great message to end the year, and fact is that we all are in need of a great message to welcome 2021 restored, with open arms, and a glimmer of hope and a twinkle in our eyes.

According carriembush.com this last full moon is bringing spectacular blessings and soul renewals. The full moon in cancer will create the most magnificent energy for freeing yourself from the past. What an amazing way to close the year and tie up loose ends. The moon cycle marks the birth of your new life and the manifestation of new dreams. Your spirit will be renewed, your divine connection enhanced. Life comes full circle!

Get excited my friends, the universe is smiling upon each and every one of us and this is what we’ve been waiting for.

Posted in Astrology, Inspiration, Moon

December new moon and total eclipse

Photo credit: Google

We are moving “new word” Monday to Tuesday this week to make room for the last new moon of 2020. It’s also a total solar eclipse. It is said that the portal to the new world is opening on December the 14th, but what exactly does that mean to us?

Many have felt a heightened sense in emotions and energy over the last couple of weeks. Things we just can’t pinpoint, understand, explain, or put our finger on a 100%. Some of us have been more emotional, crying for no apparent reason, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, vulnerable and more fragile. Others grasp on to whatever they can for a glimpse of something positive, something that can carry themselves through the rough sea. And yet others are on the brink with hope, faith, and optimism that has dwindled into dangerously low reserves. You are definitely not alone here. After everything 2020 has thrown at most of us, it’s no wonder we feel off balance a little.

Personally and like so many of you, I hold on to the positives and choose to believe that everything is as it needs to be. It is said that the Sagittarius new moon is to flip the lens, helping us review life from a philosophical perspective. A lofty goal for a year that has tested our emotional resilience and empathy. However, Sagittarius is the eternal seeker and student of the zodiac.

A question from the new moon: What are we meant to learn from this? In what ways did we grow? Are there lessons still to apply?

Perhaps the answer is not easy and a difficult subject. Perhaps the answer is not likely to come from the usual sources. The December 2020 Sagittarius new moon and total solar eclipse gives us an opportunity to turn inward. Metaphorically, this is “lights out” for a moment that forces us to “see” with other senses besides our vision. What do you see when you turn inward? You might see your year like a movie reel rolling in front of your eyes. Perhaps there are things to I would change, but make sure you also acknowledge how far you have come. That you see and give thanks for the battles you have fought, the victories, big and small that have led you to this very moment. Maybe you have an epiphany about how to redesign your entire support system. So when you hear of a new world, it could be as simple as that. You might compare it with a New Years resolution, a promise you’ve made yourself, a goal you’ve set, a new found motivation, anything that is changing your life, allowing a new world to emerge. With it you change your vibration, closely matching the energy of this new world. You see the new world, the universe, our guardian angels and guides want us all to succeed and do great things with our life. They love is unconditionally and are always in our corner, rooting for us.

Here are a few ways you can tap into the visionary energy of the new moon and the total solar eclipse.

  • Redesign your sense of adventure. While restrictions have drastically affected our ability to travel, we have to dig deep on that one and get creative. Perhaps it’s taking up a new hobby without comprising your safety, or something like that. Get as wild as you can and want to. Maybe it’s time to take these online belly dancing classes after all. I will touch on that once more.
  • Reach out across “differences” and divides. Make the effort to connect to someone outside of your usual circle. And not in a superficial way!
  • Become a media maven or mogul. Maybe it’s time to open that Etsy shop, check out Lulu.com or Amazon’s createSpace. Maybe it’s time to discover your inner Picasso. Apply yourself to whatever you’re genius at.
  • Free your hips. More belly dancing anyone? Stiff hips can increase the load on the spine, cause back pain, and limit our overall range of motion. Yogis believe that the hips are the storage center for pent up feelings about control. Another reason to drop the control freak habits. Freeing them can bring amazing release, both physically and emotionally. Kundalini yoga is perfect to add to your list.
  • Let yourself be a little extra. Shed self consciousness and push your limits, in the name of fun and fearless expression. Don’t worry about being “too much.” When you’re fully self expressed, it creates a gap between you and other people, giving them something to rise up to. Sure they might laugh or be shocked at first, but they’ll soon be inspired by your courage and authenticity. And they’ll feel permission to be themselves too.
  • Download your dose of daily wisdom. “A quote a day, touches your heart in a special way.” Yeah, I made that up, but I’m sticking to it. Find your gurus both in and out of the “temple” or wherever it is you go looking. See the light of consciousness in every human. Better yet, be your own guru and have fun. 🙏🏼💙