Archives for September 2019

Moon in Aries, Sun in Libra: Fairness and Justice

Moon in Aries, Sun in Libra: Fairness and Justice

Full Moon in Aries

The moon is full in Aries October 13 (4:07 pm)! A hot-temper seeks balance coolly with the sun in Libra. Icy politeness and diplomacy mitigate tough situations. Transformation is hinted at, but does an explosive power struggle become a part of the equation? Out of the blue dynamics are called to attention as a rebellious and daring edge reflects the need to break out of patterns in terms relationships, values and money. Residual twists and turns echo after what was started on the new moon September 28. Pros and cons are weighed, as feelings of discomfort arise at the threat of change. A purging of old baggage is apt.

The motivation to get up and go is fierce, trailblazing unmapped terrain! And yet taking time and following rules keeps this vim and vigor in check. Horses forget they are bound by reins, but the reins tighten as they forge ahead. How can structure and discipline be useful at this time?

Looking at what is unfair or out of balance motivates toward action, evening out the scales of justice. Deep intuitions point toward a vision. Optimism softens the hard edges in visioning what could be better.

To encourage yourself to keep balance during this time, try burning some of Shoyeido’s Amethyst incense. This smooth, silky blend of sandalwood, cinnamon, and saussurea is designed to bring balance and inspire insight. To increase your ability to concentrate and apply discipline to your energy, add some of Eye of Horus’ Focus Aid oil to your routine. This pure essential oil blend is ideal for work, study, or any project that requires your sharpest attention. To invoke the spirit of fairness, burn one of Coventry Creations’ Truth and Justice candles. With notes of frankincense, sandalwood, and myrrh, it’s reminiscent of temple incense and designed to call upon the spirit of universal balance and justice.

If you’re curious about how this full moon might affect you, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

New Moon in Libra: Brisk Winds

New Moon in Libra: Brisk Winds

The new moon is in Libra on September 28 (1:26 pm) following the Fall Equinox on September 23 (2:50 am).

Night and day are of equal length on the Fall Equinox as the sun enters Libra and emphasizes equality, fairness and justice. Libra is represented by the scales. What is out of balance and needs evening out? The goodies of the fall harvest are being collected and stored to give sustenance through the coming winter. A bittersweet sadness adds a touch of gray to the darkening skies as the spoils of the autumn are relished over October.

It’s time to start projects that can be completed over the long winter months. What are new ventures that can be delved into which take time, effort and dedication over a long period? In what context can teamwork be a helpful ingredient? The dreaming wheels are turning, showing visions of what salve needs to be placed on what wound. Make a fix-it plan based on where it hurts.

Yearnings to connect romantically and socially are stirred. A hard look at love could reveal the root of loneliness or isolation. Issues or blockages in relationships also make themselves known so they may be addressed. Relationships could take on a serious or committed tone, and some might be due for an ending. A surprise detour is in the mix.

To help bring some balance into your life and space, light one of Coventry Creation’s Inner Balance candles. This combination of cedar, sage, and jasmine is designed to help balance out chaotic energies and works best during the new or full moon. For some assistance in sparking those projects of yours, try burning some of Shoyeido’s Inspiration incense. With a sweet scent dominated by sandalwood notes, this incense is designed to gently encourage your creative spirit. Finally, for help in reconnecting with the spirit of love and letting it into your life, use some of the Eye of Horus’ Love Oil or Love Spray. This blend of essential oils was created to help you connect with love energies and allow those energies to surround and inspire you.

If you’re curious about how this new moon might affect you, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

A Timely Spell Toward Self Empowerment

A Timely Spell Toward Self Empowerment

This is a two-part spell. You will need some time on one day, and then another block of time within the next day or two.

Materials needed for the first session:

  • A few moments of quiet time
  • A comfortable space
  • Paper
  • Pen/pencil/crayon
  • Small glass or cup of water

Materials needed for the second session:

  • A few moments of quiet time
  • A comfortable space
  • A calendar or datebook
  • Pen/pencil/crayon
  • Appropriate essential oil, or olive oil.

Astrological Preamble: One of the stronger astrological aspects this week involves Mars and Uranus. (Mars in Virgo is trine Uranus in Taurus.) Uranus moves slowly. It entered the sign of Taurus last year, and will travel through that sign for the next six years. This is a time when our society is re-evaluating its views of money/possessions/resources. Our attitudes and practices will be changing, on a collective scale. Because faster moving Mars is currently in Virgo, this is an ideal time for each of us to visualize the ownership we could have in our own lives. How do you want your time or home or priorities to be organized? Of course no one lives in a vacuum where our lives do not intertwine with others. But we will begin this spell by trying to focus on our own priorities & resources.

Day One: Take a moment to breathe deeply & slowly. Clear your mind. Don’t worry about other people’s needs or expectations for a moment. They will still be there, when you come back. Let them go, for now. Breathe. Allow Spirit to help you raise your highest value to mind. Is it your health? Your safety? The enjoyment of a beautiful day, or perhaps music or cooking? Once this highest value is identified, jot it down. Fold the paper in half, folding towards you, as if you were drawing this Value to your heart. Turn the paper clock-wise, and fold it again… folding towards you, to draw the Value to your heart. Turn the paper a third time, and fold towards yourself one final time. Three is the charm! Now place the paper beneath the cup of water. Breathe deeply & slowly… drawing in the light of your Value with each inhale… directing the love of your Value into the water with each exhale. Repeat. Continue as many times as you like. When you feel that the water has been fully charged with this energy, drink it. With each swallow, know that you are taking in the ability to fulfill your Highest Value. Keep the folded paper with you. Keep it in your pocket, or otherwise on your person. The next step is to go about your day with an awareness of this Value. No actions are required for this day. Just let your Highest Value soak in, and accompany you through at least one full day of your usual life.

Day Next: Come back to your quiet time & place for the second session: Breathe deeply & slowly again, and clear your mind for a few moments. No thoughts. No planning or visioning. Just let your mind reboot, and return to factory settings for a few moments. What if your Highest Value received a few moments of devoted attention each day? Would that be at the beginning of your day, before you leave the home for your other obligations? Or would it be at the end of the day, once you’ve returned to your home? Or perhaps you would set aside a few hours on a particular day each week. Which day would make the most sense, considering your busy life? Would it be best to focus on your Highest Value in the morning hours? Mid-day? Evening? Is there something less fulfilling that takes time away from you? It may be necessary to trim something out of your life… much like we might prune a plant, to encourage healthier directed growth. This is the point where we are considering the other people woven into our lives. While we do not want others to dictate our values & preferences, we must also be careful that we are not imposing our priorities upon them. We want to be considerate, and honor each person (including self), whenever we are doing work like this. The more people you have in your life, the more complicated this can be! Now here’s the tricky part… document your ideal time for Highest Value focus. Write it on the calendar. Treat it like an actual appointment. This is not an appointment that you would approach as a burden. This is time that you are spending as if it were what you intended to do with your time & energy. Place the bottle of oil upon your calendar. Breathe deeply & slowly… drawing in the light of your Value with each inhale… directing the love of your Value into the oil with each exhale. Repeat. Continue as many times as you like. When you feel that the oil has been fully charged with this energy, use a single drop to anoint yourself. Going forward, you will anoint yourself at the beginning of each Highest Value “appointment”, as a blessing to empower your own abilities.

Pro tips about anointing: The easiest way to get a single drop is to place a finger firmly over the opening of the bottle, so that you are creating a seal with your fingerprint. Tip the bottle, maintaining the seal, so you don’t pour oil all over the place. When you tip the bottle back upright, you will be left with a single drop upon you finger.

  • Use that drop to anoint your third eye, if you are working to gain insight or clarity.
  • Use it to anoint your ears if you are working to hear & understand better.
  • Anoint your heart if you are working towards emotional healing or opening your heart to more love.
  • Anoint your hands if you are working to improve your skills or creativity (back of the hands is best, so you don’t have a greasy grip).
  • Trust your own reasoning. Where you choose to anoint will depend upon what your Highest Value turned out to be.

Be aware that if you feel moved to anoint someone or something else, you may be externalizing your values. If this is happening, return to your clear mind. From that clear starting point, re-evaluate your ownership of the Value. What actions can you take toward your Highest Value? Anoint yourself in a manner that will help empower your own abilities. We want your accomplishments to truly be your own.

Blessed be!