Full Moon in Scorpio:  Holding Your Ground

Full Moon in Scorpio:  Holding Your Ground

The moon brims full May 18 (4:11 pm, CDT) near the last degree of Scorpio. Passionate intensity reaches peak pitch! Maintain the garden — be it actual plants and flowers or future goals — to see it flourish. What needs tending to and nurturing so it may remain vibrant?  An all or nothing approach can be harnessed and put to use, though stubbornness and inflexibility might show up.  Intensity of commitment is at hand, locking into place what is working well.  But black and white thinking can indicate a separation if something isn’t meeting the rigidity of all or nothing standards.  Possessiveness may show up similar to the eternal grips of a snapping turtle’s jaws, not letting go when feeling threatened.

The desire to stop and smell the roses feels more like a leisurely stroll than a sprint to the finish line. Taurus isn’t to be rushed.  Immersing in the five senses can be luxurious.  Yet the need to be comfortable and cozy aids in remaining stagnant and stuck, digging heels in and not moving!

Economics, relationships to money, how land is owned and valued get a fresh perspective this full moon.  Themes of ownership over our sexuality and our bodies are highlighted.  The time is fertile for transforming schemes once just a twinkle in the eye into what we can feel, hear, taste, touch, see and measure.

To get in touch with the sacredness of our bodies, try some of Eye of Horus’ Aphrodisiac essential oil blend. This passionate blend is both stimulating and luxurious. To stand your ground in situations worth fighting for, carry a piece of tourmalinated quartz. This stone helps bring us clarity to see situations for what they are and also helps to strengthen and balance us for challenges that lie ahead. To let go of unnecessary grudges, consider burning one of Coventry Creations’ Needed Changes candle. This candle is designed specifically to help banish anything from our lives that is keeping us stuck or held down.

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Full Moon in Libra:  Rambling on the Rocky Road

Full Moon in Libra: Rambling on the Rocky Road

The full moon in Libra packs a punch Friday, April 19 (6:12 am, CDT)! Surprise revelations and abrupt epiphanies bring clarity to situations that were concealed in the foggy mists of the previous March. A powerful push directs the flow, breaking apart and separating. Choices become clear at a crossroads of sorts. Saturn changes direction, retrograding April 20, potentizing the full moon. Sharp turns around hard edges navigate rocky roads. Big changes unearthed help to move stagnant and stuck patterns!

Reactivity has a polarizing effect. Saturn and Pluto straddle the south node, transforming and purifying intensely. Balance may be sought by exercising determination with difficulties while finding an outlet for restlessness and the need for newness.

Another dynamic involves freedom-oriented quester Jupiter in Sagittarius, elbowing the lovely and elusive Venus in Pisces. The God of Merrymaking pursues the Goddess of Love, and the chase gets exhausting as more and more is demanded from her. Opportunities for growth make themselves known; use wisdom as a guide for narrowing choices down to palatable form!

To help cope with the winds of change, try lighting Coventry Creations’ Outta My Way! candle. Part of their Wicked Witch Mojo line, this candle is full of playful energy designed to help you get unstuck and control how your life is changing. To discern what opportunities are best taken, consider adding the Eye of Horus’ Meditation oil to your daily routine. This aromatherapy essential oil blend helps to create a relaxing atmosphere more conducive to clear thought. To ground, light some of Shoyeido’s Amethyst incense. This special incense blend aims to bring balance and peace to any environment its burned in.

Full Moon in Virgo: Perfecting the Dream

Full Moon in Virgo: Perfecting the Dream

The moon is full in Virgo on February 19 (9:53 am, CDT). The question is does this full moon typify the Virgo archetype of mercurial perfectionist? Dreamers, musicians and mystics take center stage, yet practicality has its foot firmly in the door. Optimistic idealism meshes with demands of the material world.

Earlier in January, fieriness in the cosmos and the eclipses stirred it all up with a sonic boom echoing throughout! The dust has now settled a bit. After the ruckus, it is now time to drift back down to earth and lay an ear next to the gurgling brook. What whispers does the water have for you?

Take note that Uranus’s 8-year journey through Aries will soon come to an end in early March. Uranus won’t be back in Aries for another 84 years- and it’s been a heavy hitter and pattern-breaker for many people and cultures. Part of the journey has been rebellion, not accepting the status quo, and pioneering into new territories. Gender, race and sexual identity politics have been earth shattering, but not without unrest and discomfort!

How may we be guided to solidify political and societal breakthroughs that hold respect for Mother Nature and are more reverent of the divine and dark feminine, racial equity, and social justice for oppressed peoples and the LGBTQ community?

To heighten appreciation for the arts, consider burning some of Shoyeido’s Inspiration incense, designed to enhance creativity and expression. To help manifest, add some of Eye of Horus’ Dragon’s Blood oil to any energetic or magical work you do. To make time for health and well-being, try burning Coventry Creations’ Healing candle, which aims to help improve all aspects of well-being.