Full Moon in Sagittarius, May 29, 2018

Full Moon in Sagittarius, May 29, 2018

Full Moon in SagittariusThis Full Moon may feel a bit unfocused. The Gemini Sun loves to explore ideas, while the Sagittarian Moon yearns to expand horizons. Keeping our minds focused might be a bit challenging, but it will certainly be fun! Celebrate this Esbat with new knowledge and experiences, especially any that explore other cultures or other philosophies. Eye of Horus is constantly offering classes and adding to our selection of books, several of which are mentioned below.

Another interesting planetary influence is a Scorpio Jupiter trine Neptune in Pisces. Wow. This is an ideal time to focus on both societal and personal effects of new knowledge. The more we know, the better decisions we can make, and the better our world and our lives will be. We are likely to see new approaches to marketing or advertising and communicating our vision to others. This can easily become a drive to evangelize on a religious or political level, so try not to go overboard. This aspect is tricky energy to ground!  

Depending upon your personal predilections, you could fall into a depressing pit of conspiracy theory, or the shared dream of overcoming our current woes may make a person giddy with optimism. Try to keep an even keel. If we can channel the societal drive for improvement, and give it a push of focused intention, transformative miracles can occur. Now is the time for magic…and radio, and social media, and film, and music, and art, and podcasts, and etc, etc, etc.  Let’s inspire each other!

Some products that might help inspire:

The Strength of Sensitivity by Dr.  Kyra Mesich. This wonderful book, and also her upcoming workshop will help to fine-tune your empathic abilities.

Hidden Mysteries of Orisa by author, scholar, & Ifa priest Awo Falokin Fatunmbi.  If you have been interested in this venerable African tradition, this book is a must-have.  And his discussion will be a perfect opportunity to learn more from an expert.

Coventry Creations’ “Peace” or Truth & Justice candles would be wonderful items to enhance your magic, during the next week or so.

Shoyeido’s “Abundance” or “Golden Pavilion” incense create an atmosphere of optimism.

Lepidolite and Zebra Jasper are good grounding stones, that help us resist or release negativity.  At the same time, they also allow us to heal wounds and receive the positivity we so greatly need.   

 

Snap Review: The After Tarot

Snap Review: The After Tarot

By Susan Lynx

When the After Tarot arrived at the shop, I got goosebumps as soon as I saw the first few cards. Created by Pietro Alligo, the artwork by Giulia Francesca Massaglia is based on the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS) cards. This completely new deck answers the question “What happens to the Arcana you know, one moment into the future?” To get a flavor of the deck, here is what happens to the Fool.

On the left we see the familiar Fool in the RWS. On the right, in the After Tarot, he has taken that next step and hangs on to the crumbling cliff. While the knapsack of worldly belongings and karmic baggage falls away, the Fool is unconcerned as he inhales the aroma of the flower and savors the moment. In one way, the Fool seems more “foolish.” For me, it adds a new level of awareness and makes me ask the question “Isn’t every step into the future like this? Do I really know what’s coming from moment to moment?” When things happen unexpectedly, I’d like to let go of my past and enjoy the now for as long as I have it.

Intrigued? The book by Corrine Kenner that accompanies the deck is a rich resource. There is a spread for alternate futures and a chart that makes it easy to apply basic astrology to the cards. The cards are organized and explained using numerology in a way that is easy to understand and use. Last but definitely not least, there is a very detailed description of the many symbols in each card. I love how the After Tarot rejuvenates and freshens traditional Tarot. Highly recommended.

The After Tarot is available through the Eye of Horus, either in person or through our website. Order your copy today!

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!