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SPIRITUAL SELF-AWARENESS: New Moon in Leo + Partial Solar Eclipse, Saturday, August 11, 2018

SPIRITUAL SELF-AWARENESS: New Moon in Leo + Partial Solar Eclipse, Saturday, August 11, 2018

August 10, 2018

The partial solar eclipse is the third in an odd series of three and opens a unique portal into self-awareness, self-wisdom, and perhaps even our own Godliness. With Leo’s warmth we explore and integrate our self-expression and creativity, though the shadow side can be overly self-centered or egotistical. As if being a partial eclipse in Leo weren’t special enough, this new moon forms a rare configuration called a Yod with Pluto and Neptune. “Yod” comes from the Hebrew word for “hand of God” and astrologically “points” to a planetary triangulation of spiritual awareness and evolution. 

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The History of Plants and Herbs in Medicine and Spirituality

The History of Plants and Herbs in Medicine and Spirituality

August 02, 2018

Most, if not all world cultures, both historical and modern, have performed rituals using plants and herbs for religious, spiritual, or medicinal purposes. While many may think of “ritual” in terms of religion and spirituality, rituals can come in many forms. In fact, the line between religion, spirituality, and medicine is much more vague than many realize. Physical disorders often arise as a result of psychological disorders, such as anxiety and depression, which can be deeply spiritual. 

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Greeting the Grain: Lammas & Lughanasadh

Greeting the Grain: Lammas & Lughanasadh

July 31, 2018

Lammas, aka Lughanasadh in Gaelic, marks the beginning of the harvest season in Wiccan and Pagan traditions. It occurs August 1 as rough halfway point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox for the Northern Hemisphere, though Old Lammas was said to occur when the Sun reached 15 degrees Leo. Whether you honor the mid-point or astrological date, this special holiday celebrates the mystery and magic of the spirit of the grain. The name Lammas comes from old English meaning “loaf mass,” as it originated from celebrations of harvest time. Historically in Pagan and Wiccan traditions there were three harvests each year with corresponding holidays honoring each. Lammas was the first harvest with grain, the second Mabon (September 21 through September 29 this year) was fruit, and then finally near Samhain (October 31-November 1 this year) was nuts and berries.

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Horoscopes: August 2018

Horoscopes: August 2018

July 25, 2018

This month there is a wave of retrograde energy at play. With six planets going retrograde plus Chiron, it’s a time to sit back and review. We are still coming off of the two eclipses in Cancer and Aquarius last month, so it’s expected for emotions to still be tender. I don’t often write about the significance of retrogrades unless of course, it’s a mercury retrograde. But this month a brief lesson may deem helpful. During a retrograde for those of us here on earth, a planet may appear to be moving backwards. While it may seem real, it’s an optical illusion. This is a result of the planet slowing down. Many people I speak with tend to freak out when they hear the word “retrograde”, but I am always quick to squash this reaction. I suppose it’s because most aren’t aware that we almost ALWAYS have a planet in some sort of retrograde motion. While closer orbiting planets like Mercury go retrograde often (3 times a year, usually), slower outer planets like Neptune or Pluto may

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COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS: Total Lunar Eclipse + Full Moon in Aquarius, July 27th, 2018

COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS: Total Lunar Eclipse + Full Moon in Aquarius, July 27th, 2018

July 25, 2018

This eclipse may feel a bit like full moon on steroids…Mars steroids to be specific. It’s about everything that makes a full moon powerful, blood moon, total eclipse, super moon and it’s also the longest total lunar eclipse of the century at 1 hour and 43 minutes long. While visible mostly in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, parts South America…its energies will be felt worldwide, which is exactly what an Aquarius moon would want. Aquarius concerns us with the realm of humanity, community and collective inviting us into pondering our place within the whole. It highlights revolution and evolution, though the Aquarius shadow side can be an identify as an outsider or lone wolf, or feeling too special that one doesn’t belong.

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EMOTIONAL EMPOWERMENT: Partial Solar Eclipse + New Moon in Cancer, July 12 & 13, 2018

EMOTIONAL EMPOWERMENT: Partial Solar Eclipse + New Moon in Cancer, July 12 & 13, 2018

July 11, 2018

This powerful partial eclipse and new moon in Cancer begins the next lunar cycle and prepares us for a full moon lunar eclipse later this month. Cancer energies connect us to our family, home, emotions, and needs. It asks us to pay more attention to our intuition as well as our conditioned feelings and receptivity. Though the detrimental side of Cancer may be overly protective or giving in hopes of getting its needs met in return. Perhaps the most important aspect of this new moon is the exact opposition to Pluto in Capricorn. This primordial planetary energy evokes upheaval for the purpose of regeneration and rebirth. It often asks us to dig deeper into...

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Horoscopes: July 2018

Horoscopes: July 2018

June 26, 2018 1 Comment

Get ready and buckle up, because July is about to get real. With two Eclipses, a Mars retrograde, and a Mercury retrograde, this month may be one of THE most important months of all of 2018. The most important thing to remember is to be flexible and roll with the punches. When eclipse season is upon us, it’s like a karmic vortex opens up. Some people come, some people go. This is the universe’s way of cleaning house and keeping things moving. Endings and beginnings are expected, but it’s all apart of a grand plan. Let’s start off by marking these days on your calendar babe:

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GROUNDING & GROWTH: Full Moon in Capricorn, June 27 &28, 2018

GROUNDING & GROWTH: Full Moon in Capricorn, June 27 &28, 2018

June 26, 2018

This summery full moon is often called the Rose Moon or Strawberry Moon because of the abundance of blooms and ripeness, though this full moon may not feel particularly up lifting. Capricorn can often be considered a Debbie Downer or put us in work mode, and can make us feel cold or unavailable. As an Earth sign, Capricorn is naturally heavier and asks us to be realistic, which may not feel so light. The elevated expression of this may be a desire to step more into our authority or becoming more 

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Summer Solstice & Litha: Midsummer Magic & Merriment

Summer Solstice & Litha: Midsummer Magic & Merriment

June 20, 2018

Known as Summer Solstice to most, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere has several names including Litha and Midsummer. It is a day of joy and merriment, as well as major witchiness. Litha comes from the old Anglo-Saxon name for June and July, given by an English monk named Bede. As the lustful and passionate energies of Beltane subside, they make way for the maturity and power of Litha. Spring was the phase of courtship and now summer has become the commitment to love as the...

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INTEGRATION & INQUISITIVENESS: New Moon in Gemini, June 13, 2018

INTEGRATION & INQUISITIVENESS: New Moon in Gemini, June 13, 2018

June 12, 2018

As always, the new moon creates time to pause, reset, and slow down…all things Gemini doesn’t exactly enjoy doing. Instead the gregarious air sign leans more towards moving quickly, sometimes at the cost of being scattered. Pay attention to all the things that want your attention this new moon, how can you instead direct your thoughts and intentions more clearly. Gemini is great at communicating, chatting, and charming. Though it can certainly show up as two-sided or thinking in extremes. A healthy expression for this sign would be moving towards the ability to hold two things at once and integrating parts that may seem like opposites. This alchemical capacity could be...

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Horoscopes: June 2018

Horoscopes: June 2018

May 30, 2018

In the month of June there’s some major preparation going down behind the scenes. It’s important to take note of where Aquarius falls for you in your natal astrology chart. Projects and themes in the very first three weeks of June are very significant and it’s important to get certain things moving now prior to the Mars retrograde. Once the retrograde begins, things slow down majorly and we may experience delays or frustrations. Later in September once Mars has done direct this clears. At that point then things begin to move more freely in a forward motion. Mars will also be in a challenging aspect to the transiting nodes and Uranus creating a sort of cosmic gridlock that urges us to break free of old patterns. The trick is to find the tried and true method of 

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A TIME FOR FOCUS & CELEBRATION: Full Moon in Sagittarius, May 29, 2018

A TIME FOR FOCUS & CELEBRATION: Full Moon in Sagittarius, May 29, 2018

May 28, 2018 1 Comment

Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius wants abundance: to go big or go home, have your cake and eat it too, as well as have plenty of time for fun. Sagittarius is the sign of optimism and also expands the realm of feelings. It rules the pointer finger and can be eager to place blame when it concerns itself with morality and ideals as well as philosophy. However, the shadow side of it can be arrogance, exaggeration, or superiority.

Watch out for overindulgence or being optimistic to a point that ignores the emotions. This full moon offers a wonderful time to examine our truth and tap into our adventurous side, as well as making 

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