Saturday, September 29, 2012

Charging toward the direction of...ME!

Did you feel that?
This evening brings us to the full moon-ness of this Virgo Lunar Cycle and it happens to be when the moon is passing through the sign of Aries, which is ruled by the planet Mars.  This full moon may be stronger or tamer for you, but you're probably feeling something.  With the Autumn Equinox coming during this last week and the natural check-in that is full moon time, we have a big opportunity on our hands.  From big decisions, to dreaming big, to relocations, we must reach out and grab that which is for us to possess.

Not just another brute
Why all this possibility and action? Simply stated, Mars.  The planet usually associated with the Warrior Archetype of physical and strategic prowess, Mars, is a lesser known champion of invoking following our dreams, independence, self direction, and the awareness of personal energy.  So in this new season, direct or re-direct your self.  Be about the business of catapulting yourself into your own direction in life.  When we focus on who and what we are we are ultimately happier beings and willing to share that happiness with others around us.  Make Mr. Mars proud this full moon, dare to raise your sword for your road to self focus, self awareness, and ultimate self fulfillment.  Please keep in mind some of these feats will be larger than life and some may be just a slight shift to the left, all of them count!

Seeing more of the puzzle
My personal focus during this full moon is to integrate my power and faith in order to self actualize my dreams.  Currently my dreams have some form, but now I am getting into the nitty gritty of color, shape, definition and visibility.  I am passionate about finding that next piece of my success puzzle, like I have never been before.  And let me preface it by saying my success is also defined by me, that's a part of this whole "self" equation; by me, for me, with me.  So when you see me say, hey what have you done for your self success today? My answers should be hilarious.

Aries and Mars...work it out
Below are areas Aries and Mars dominate, so rather than my normal focus of full moon time, although feel free to still focus on those areas, I thought since I talked up all of this self-direction I could give more examples.  If you have more, use them, there never is a wrong idea when it comes from you and it's for you.


Work in Aries

Barrier Breakthroughs

Fire Magic

Warrior Energy


Work in Mars

Sexual Energy 

Reinforce Personal Energy

Following our Dreams


Candle Power

At the Full Moon there is an awesome amount of power available and a way to cement that power and your works is by burning candles.  Below is information on the color red that is associated with Mars.  Find Red candles that are safe and burn them as long and as much as you like.  Fire is a tool of creation that can ignite you towards your goals this Full Moon.


Red



Determination

Intensity

Root Chakra

Energy



--Andrea/DaughterofWaters





Sunday, September 16, 2012

A friend in me, is a friend indeed

credit: friendshipquote.info
Can ya feel it?
So, we all feeling it yet? Can ya at least tell that energies have shifted? I know I have with the coming of this new moon cycle all I wanted to do was self sequester, now granted, I was a bit stopped up this week, but it's almost as if my mind, body, and spirit are so in tuned with the cycling of the moon it even times a seasonal immune system reaction just when the moon was changing.  Okay, enough about me.  Some newness follows, hope it's useful.  Let's get into this.

Very, very, Virgo
The lunar cycle we find ourselves in is Virgo, the sign of my birth and the birth of many folks we all know.  Virgo, very much ruled by the planet Mercury, gives us an almost kismet opportunity to take a hard and long (well not that long) look at the simple yet complex concept of Friendship.  This topic has also been a subject of a few consults and conversations in the last cycle.  When Virgo rules the sky we often think of efficiency, criticism and analytics, but let's remember in the larger zodiac pantheon the earthly Virgin of Virgo is associated with the "Teenager" archetype.  Now, you tell me, were friends an important part of your teen years?

Friends in a cycle
Alright I've put it out there to lay focus on friendship, now how does this play into a lunar cycle you may be asking.  Well, at the beginning of each cycle we get to set our intentions on what we want, so what do you want? Friendship is such a vast vortex of non ending stems, so pick one thing that you think needs further investigation or transformation, set it, and see what happens. Can't hurt can it?  Remember our lives are what we create them to be so if you take stock of yourself and friendship and find out there are things you don't like it's just setting the stage for you make moves and change it, pretty cut and dry.  No fireworks, no cliff notes, no apps for it, just plain old work.

 Same everywhere?
Having said all of this you know I like to put myself out there on Front Street.  So, my trajectory for this cycle is to really explore what friendship means to me, especially with those closest to me.  Parent, child, lover, sister, grandmother, coworker, neighbor, relatives abroad, how can they all be what I need and I be what they need, especially when they are so different.  I've tried to pride myself over the years of being my authentic self in pretty much every situation, well am I the same friend in all of these situations and if I am no, accept it.  Stopping there, cause the words and questions could go on and on, but I think you get my drift.

Do you have a clue?
And you? What are you going to ask yourself?  This time instead of just the planetary or astrological domains, I came up with a list of thoughts around friendship that I think may work well as starting points for our focus during this Virgo Lunar Cycle.  Take a pick, pick one, make up one, or a combination of any of those.  I basically want all of us to use this positive, progressive energy for our personal and collective evolutions.


Friendship

Defining Friendship
What is it, who fits that definition in my life?

Self-Friending
Is this a concept I have accepted?

Letting Go
What are my signs friendships need to shift?

Expectations
Do I have realistic ideas of who my friends really are?

New Friends
Have I made new ones, if not, why not?



Virgo Cycle Totem



Movement is life creating

Allow nature to flow, forcing is not needed

Set boundaries to my sacred space

New rhythms, teachings, and dimensions



Virgo Cycle Herbs & Essences

 Bergamot - Strength 

Lavender - Gentleness

Lemon Balm -  Calming



--Andrea/DaughterofWaters 




Saturday, September 1, 2012

Blue Moon that's not blue

 Look Up...
Looked up in the sky lately?  Well in case you have been hiding under a rock we were blessed with a second full moon last month.  Although it is officially September 1st, we still have about 18 hours or so left of fantastic full moon energy, better known as a Blue Moon.

 Moon and magic
The full moon we are experiencing, or the Blue Moon, is a dose of that peak energy we have come to depend upon when the moon is at its fullest.  So today there is still time.  Time for metaphysicalities, time for a personal inner journey, time for....Magic.  And please, not magic in a hocus pocus, juvenile way, rather the true magic we can make when we set our truest intentions out there and are willing to put in the necessary work to manifest a new reality.

Don't give up on you
Okay, sounds great, right.  Now what?  This full moon is in Pisces (the opposite of Virgo, the Sun sign we are in) and that means it's all about the planet Neptune and the deep down knowing and understanding that is often hidden from the outside world and sometimes hidden from our own selves.  Hold tight to what it is that you wanted a mere few weeks ago when this cycle started.  Don't be afraid to try for your dreams.  We all too frequently give up on ourselves and our dreams just as they are about to dawn in our lives.  As a person who knows about that intense tightness before a dream realized, I say encourage and strengthen cause it can be as good as we imagine it.  It's the impetus to imagine in the first place that is the gift.

See the ugly inside
Since Neptune is near I am asking to see the ugliness that needs to be left alone, I am no longer that person so why carry that baggage still? No real reason for it anyway.  I've gathered up my own courage to sashay on into my next phase of life....Have you?

Pick your success
A full moon always represents a great time to check, readjust, and proceed, try doing it in some of the following areas, you may be surprised at the success of it all....



Work in the Full Moon

Love Magic

Abundance/Prosperity

Space Blessing

Courage/Bravery



Candle Power

At the Full Moon there is an awesome amount of power available and a way to cement that power and your works is by burning candles.  Below is information on the color turquoise that is associated with Neptune.  Find Turquoise candles that are safe and burn them as long and as much as you like.  Fire is a tool of creation that can ignite you towards your goals this Full Moon.  


Turquoise

credit: barrickdesign.com


Heart and Mind Balance

Attuning to My Higher Self

Spiritual Destiny

Life's Purpose


--Andrea/DaughterofWaters




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