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.

Full Moon in Aquarius: Slingshot into Outer Space

Full Moon in Aquarius: Slingshot into Outer Space

The moon is full in Aquarius on August 15 (7:29 am)! Spring free and spring forth up into outer space! Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars in the sign of Leo pour the glamour, glitter, and gold on thickly. A lioness pounces on goals, taking pride in striving for success. What victories can be relished then loosed and catapulted into the great beyond to benefit all? A Leo quality is to shine in uniqueness, but the Aquarius moon asks how special talents contribute to the group.

Bruised egos and perceived slights cook up drama as a battle ensues to determine who is boss. Words are heated, and tempers flare hot. Fuel for self-expression wills strong emotions into creativity! Haughty kings and queens come out of the woodwork to sit upon the throne. Where do we reign as royalty, showering attention upon those we love and getting showered with love by others?

It is the season of sun-drenched summer parties and various forms of entertainment. How can we celebrate who we are and those we love? In the theatre of life, one side of the mask is the humorous clown, getting laughs from the audience by playing the fool. The other side of the mask is weeping, but will the performer convey tragedy and tears to the audience?

Jupiter in Sagittarius resonates well with the planets in Leo, as a fire is lit in the belly. What passions are calling to you at this time?

To cool heated situations and detach when needed, try burning one of Coventry Creations’ Emotional Balance candles. This rich blend of sandalwood and rose helps us find our emotional center and operate from a place of calm. To launch your unique talents and benefit the group, light some of Shoyeido’s Ruby incense. Part of their Jewel Series, this incense is designed to evoke the energies of the ruby, a stone of strength, heroism, and courage. To express joy as well as the vulnerability of sorrow, carry with you a piece of lapis lazuli. This stone has been revered for thousands of years for its noble qualities, and it helps us to express our desires to other and to the universe.

New Moon in Leo:  Shifting Gears

New Moon in Leo: Shifting Gears

The new moon in Leo is July 31 (10:11 pm, CDT)! The gears grind to a near stop before they change direction. This “in between” time is when insights flash into consciousness as Mercury goes direct the same day in Cancer, fresh out of deep and difficult conversations (10:58 pm). Electric inspiration jolts into an awakening this new moon, opening eyes toward the unforeseen. Jarring curveballs jostle deeply seated patterns! Bask in the spotlight and dare to shine with ferocity! What do we take pride in perfecting to show off to the world? A swift kick pushes a talent out into the open. How do we wish to be treated like royalty and how do we treat others royally? The fire element, with a Leo signature, adds vigor to the end of summer! How do we demand to be paid attention to and admired?

Game-changer Uranus goes retrograde August 11. Look back to early January; where did unexpected (or desired) change occur? Restlessness stirs yet again. What new (uncomfortable) changes showed up, and how do we view them retrospectively?

July holds the essence of being suspended in time, not moving forward or backward. Conundrums pop up without immediate explanation or solutions as new realizations about past events become clearer. Much-needed endings give a sense of peace and closure, yet long-standing issues demand to be dealt with. July 31 is a cogent time to shift into gear after idling in neutral. That said, a baby colt walking on rubbery legs falls a few times before gaining sure footing. Proceed with care. How can a playful attitude be integrated with discipline?

What this catalyzes in your world depends on your natal chart. To find out more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

To allow your inner uniqueness to shine brightly, try lighting the Empowered Throat candle from Coventry Creations’ Chakra Magic line. This candle ties in with the energies of the throat chakra, which are involved with communication and expression as well as manifestation. To balance pragmatic everyday demands with play and creativity, burn some of Shoyeido’s Amethyst incense from their Jewel Series. This blend of sandalwood, cinnamon, and spices is designed to help smooth the atmosphere out and allow us to find balance in all aspects of life. To quell drama, consider carrying a piece of mahogany obsidian. This stone’s energies help clear away feelings of unworthiness and self-doubt that hinder creativity while also helping to keep the negative thoughts of others at bay.