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May 29, 2019
Moon insights by Candace Looft, of Beyond the Veil Tarot / Collage by Janeva Zentz
Look out for/ work with:
New projects, communication, listening, networking, new ideas, self-talk, siblings, travel, transport, neighbors, knowledge, gadgets and technology, feedback, and writing.
This New Moon brings up themes of duality, options, and perspectives. Gemini, the mutable air sign is ruled by Mercury, and at the time of this New Moon, Mercury is making a dramatic opposition to knowledgeable Jupiter. This indicates there’s room to grow, not just spiritually but also an expansion of ideas, travel, or literal information. It’s possible you’re in the beginning process of defining your faith. Everything comes down to comparisons and perspective. This is an excellent time to keep an open mind, share ideas, and expand your vocabulary. If you’ve been searching for something more mentally stimulating now may very well be the time. The key is; do your research and be thorough before you make a choice.
The Sun and Moon’s square to Neptune reminds us to take what we hear with a grain of salt, not everything may be quite what it seems. Confusion is likely with the squares between Neptune and Jupiter. Take caution not to be too arrogant or swift. Both in a sense of while in motion, or with what may come out of your mouth! It’s possible you may clash with someone’s feelings or perspective. This is also a time to be mindful of other persons religious, or spiritual beliefs. Travel should be looked over several times before finalizing any plans, as Neptune brings some hazy energy that causes us to overlook things. Gemini’s usual easy multitasking may not necessarily be possible during this new moon.
We are now building into planets in Cancer making oppositions to the heavy hitters like Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Mars is joining with the North Node, making our bodies active, reactive, and emotional. Make time for self-care, baths, and high-quality water! Paying close attention to the diet, the stomach, and the emotional body is key. Heavy emotions may be linked to the polarizing energy in Capricorn. Venus in Taurus is making some earthy trines to Saturn in Pluto, showing us intense depths. It’s passionate and very likely helping you sift through things. Taurus and Capricorn are earth signs that want to make things tangible and real. It can help us get to the bottom line, and figure out REAL love, money, health, etc. Saturn and Venus in harmony help are helping make real changes that we can achieve.
Big bright new ideas brought to the table now can pave the way for excitement in the months ahead. Go ahead, do your research and take a chance.
Candace Marie of Beyond the Veil Tarot has her degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Theology, and studied at the School of Evolutionary Astrology. She is also a graduate of Sacred Crossings Death Midwifery School, and a root worker and herbalist. Read her bio here, and catch more of her work on Beyond the Veil Tarot.
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June 13, 2019
What an excellent and abundant Full Moon! The Sun and the Moon are making their monthly opposition to one another in the opposite signs of Gemini and Sagittarius. Both representing ideas, communication, expansion. But Sagittarius is more prone to filtering out the noise and trying to expand the BIG PICTURE. Sagittarians are natural born story tellers. So what’s your story? This is a time to really sit down and ask yourself; what is it you want? Who or what do you want to be? What do you believe in? Where is your life heading? Your answer may be very far off from where you stand now, and that’s ok. If you’ve been spinning your wheels, and are ready to make some changes now is the time....
As with many aspects of the esoteric and occult and even mainstream religion, magic is composed of dualities. The most obvious divide is that of black ("bad") magic and white ("good") magic. From time to time, when acquaintances find out that I mess with the craft, they immediately ask "but you're doing the good kind of magic, right?" So, I personally prefer the Latin terms Maleficium and Beneficium. These better encapsulate the difference between working with ill intentions (malice) and working to heal (benefit). Although something of a trope, a sort of stereotype rooted more in both folklore and mass media than in how real magic is done in the world, this duality still helps classify our knowledge of the magical arts.
June 06, 2019