June New Moon in Gemini 2018: Explore New Ideas

June New Moon in Gemini 2018: Explore New Ideas

Our last newsletter discussed the Full Moon, as the Sun was in the early degrees of Gemini. Now we cycle around to the New Moon, which is in the later degrees of Gemini. The theme of insatiable curiosity continues and grows even stronger. We yearn to explore and learn about the entire universe. Meeting people, traveling, reading, talking and learning are all means for us to gain new perspectives.

And speaking of Gemini…its ruling planet, Mercury, has entered the early part of Cancer. This leans our instincts more toward secure and reliable ideas. Proven techniques become more appealing than taking risks at this time, especially where it involves the security of home, family or others who are dear to us.

Recommended products for this New Moon:

Sandalwood is my favorite scent-correspondence for Mercury/Gemini, and Shoyeido has some delightful incense options. Try their “Sandalwood”, “Love”, or “Golden Pavilion” to enhance your meditations or ceremony, during this month’s New Moon.

“Happy Home” candles, from Coventry Creations, will bless your home with the very best energy.

Barbara Moore’s “Modern Guide to Energy Clearing” is filled with proven techniques for spiffing up the vibe of your space, or your self.

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.   

 

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!