Full Moon in Scorpio, April 29, 2018

Full Moon in Scorpio, April 29, 2018

April’s Full Moon: Self-Assurance through Intuitive Strategy
by Thraicie Hawkner

Our Full Moon is on Sunday, April 29th, and exactly at 7:58pm here in Minneapolis. It’s in Scorpio this month, with the Sun in Taurus. Our instincts and intuition are at a high point, and the ability to read other people’s emotions is spot-on. The only draw-back is that the desire for stability, security, and control is also at it’s height. This combination can lead to unintentionally manipulative behavior.

This is a time when we need to be aware of our own intentions and actions, as well as having a non-confrontational game plan for those of others. We can’t change other people, but we can choose our response to them. Bear in mind that this aspect is affecting everyone. We have to remember that we all have different coping skills which may or may not be compatible. Also remember that anything we can do to provide and care for ourselves will prevent disappointment when others fall short of our expectations.

Interestingly, Saturn in its native sign of Capricorn is positively aspected to both the Sun and Moon this weekend. It is trine the Sun and sextile the Moon. This reinforces any plans or goals we might be striving for, and we should make some solid progress at this juncture. The only caveat is the reminder not to place excessive expectations upon others. They are mere mortals and likely to disappoint. Anything we can do for ourselves to move our own efforts forward will be met with success.

Emerald and Green Calcite are good stones to work with during this Full Moon. They could be paired with helpful herbs like Irish Moss and Balm of Gilead. Combining such items makes for very beneficial spellwork. Add a “Stability” or “Problem Solving” candle, and you’ve got this made!

Review: The Moonbeam Magick Oracle

Review: The Moonbeam Magick Oracle

By Susan Lynx

Here in the shop, customers often ask “What is the difference between tarot cards and oracle cards?”  My answer is twofold: Oracle cards require less study and mastery in order to read with them, so they are more accessible to beginners.   They offer insight but don’t necessarily address the tougher side of life or the shadow side of the human soul. It’s not that tarot is more negative, but tarot tends to offer a view of life that includes the challenges and the pain.  Oracle decks are intended to comfort, uplift, and inspire.

The Moonbeam Magick Oracle, with its easy-to-grasp symbolism and appealing rainbow hues, demonstrates this beautifully.  The images are by the artist Sapphire Moonbeam, who creates her “energy paintings” with direction from her Fairy Spirit guides.  Each card offers wisdom in a reassuring way. The nicely-written guidebook invites you to work with each card in 3 ways:

  • Reflect on the direct meaning of the word on each card; and/or
  • Absorb the flowing images to evoke your intuitive and emotional response; and/or
  • Meditate on a card and repeat the affirmation offered at the end of each card description.  

I recommend this deck for those times when you are looking for a positive, lighthearted, and inspiring session.  But that doesn’t mean it’s only for “happy times.” You can use this oracle to challenge yourself to reach for the rainbow even when things look bleak.

The Moonbeam Magick Oracle is available through the Eye of Horus. Bring home your copy today!

 

New Moon in Aries, April 15, 2018

New Moon in Aries, April 15, 2018

By Thraicie Hawkner

The New Moon of April 15th is in Aries. Our key word is “dynamic”! We are apt to be more action-oriented than usual for the few days surrounding this dark moon. New Moon is always a good time to start something new, but this one is particularly prone to instigation.

Be aware that Mercury is also in Aries and has been retrograde. It will just be stationing direct, at this point. Don’t rush into anything crazy. There may still be some frustrations and hiccups. But do expect more successful forward-motion with your efforts in the days to come. Our Van Van oil, spray, and candles are designed to remedy any remaining difficulties.

Mars is still in Capricorn, as we discussed in the last newsletter. The key words are “Strategy” and “Purpose.” If we can stay focused on the goal and stay on plan, success is assured, especially with all this Aries power behind us! This week, there are also some powerful aspects that bring an emphasis on deep spirituality, awareness of use (or misuse) of power, and some serious consideration of religious beliefs and political & financial philosophies (Mars sextile Neptune and Jupiter sextile Pluto).

Shungite is a particularly good stone for this time. It is as dark as the New Moon, and helps to conduct/focus your intentions toward powerful manifestation. Consider combining it with Yarrow herb, to help overcome any fears or sense of weakness, that might be undermining your success.

Stop by the Eye of Horus today, or visit our online store, to pick up your New Moon supplies today!