May New Moon in Taurus 2018

May New Moon in Taurus 2018

by Thraicie Hawkner

Astrology Chart for the New Moon in Taurus, May 15th 2018

Astrological chart for May 15th New Moon 2018

Time to prioritize your self-worth and personal values

This month’s New Moon is in Taurus on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:48 am in Minneapolis. In this article, we will explore the Astrological energies and suggest some good candles, stones and herbs for your ritual.

As you move forward and achieve goals, Taurus, the bull will help you maintain the ground you have won, so you can move forward. But you need to dig in and hold strong. Don’t lose your footing. Take steps to stabilize your finances. Surround yourself with those who are reliable and supportive and distance yourself from those who are not. Job-hunting is more likely to yield a steady job with regular income, during the influence of this new moon. Invest in quality, fine things, and even property, especially for the long-term.

Mars Works with Capricorn to Get You to Your Goal

Simultaneous to the new moon, Mars moves through the last degree of Capricorn.  This brings our drives and ambitions to a crescendo of maturity and self-discipline.  Now is the time to put any finishing touches on your plans, and fine-tune your strategies.  Accomplish any goal you’ve been working toward. Start thinking about where you want to apply your next efforts.  Capricorn helps you get things wrapped-up, so you can use the energy of this New Moon to move on to the next project. [Read more…]

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!