The Virgo Moon is at odds with Neptune in Pisces today. Normally, the Moon is happy to share a tryst with Neptune, but the whole Virgo/Pisces thing has these two sensitives in a bit of a dither—sort of like when you meet up with an old friend and it’s obvious that you’re just two different people now. Makes you kind of sad, but at the same time, you’re glad you don’t have to see them everyday anymore.
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There’s a New Moon in Sagittarius today which made me think to wear my turquoise earrings. Turquoise is considered a star stone of Sagittarius, with topaz more commonly recognized as the birthstone of November. Whether you’re a November or December born Sagittarian, this is your stone.
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The Daily Vibes are full of goodies today. The Moon moves from Aries to Taurus, with excellent aspects to Mars and Venus. Tomorrow has very nice aspects, as well, with trines to Neptune, Jupiter and Pluto. Two beautiful lunar days. Today is rich with sensory experiences and tomorrow is auspicious for heavenly connections.
I’ll be posting intermittently during the next few weeks to catch up on some DIY projects at home, and I’ll be taking advantage of the Mercury Rx period to review and edit some book projects. Look for the Daily Vibes on my FB page to stay up to date with the daily Moon and correspondences.
Harvest Moon is such a special full moon. It’s the biggest and brightest of all full moons of the year. It signals the turn of the seasons and asks us to review what we have brought to harvest in our lives this year.
The Harvest Moon is always the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox, either before or after. If she occurs before the autumnal equinox, she is a Pisces Moon; afterward, she is an Aries Moon. This year she is Aries ~ outgoing, assertive, self-driven, fearless. She balances and merges these qualities with those of Libra ~ also outgoing and assertive, but other-driven.
This year, the Harvest Moon has the added distinction of being a lunar eclipse. It’s getting a lot of attention, with imposing names like Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse. Impressive and foreboding. It’s nothing scary, though. The Harvest Moon is always a super moon, every year. It’s a blood moon because it’s an eclipse.
The second type of Blood Moon is the reddish Moon we see during a lunar eclipse. The reddish hue is a result of earth’s atmosphere scattering light from all the sunrises and sunsets happening on earth. This causes the earth’s shadow to look reddish as it falls across the lunar surface. more about moon names
It is a treat that the Harvest Moon is also an eclipse. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate it in a memorable way. This ceremony has three themes: gratitude, release, vision.
For this ceremony, you will need:
- A few twigs and leaves, gathered on your Twigging Day
- Outdoor access, the ability to see the eclipse from a window, or watch it online
- A candle for each person to hold
- If outdoors, a campfire or fire pit
- If indoors, a fireplace OR an additional pre-lit candle.
- Optional: sage, paper, pen or pencil
With a lunar eclipse, we begin with light, move into darkness, and back into light. Time this ceremony to the eclipse, if possible. From start to finish, this eclipse will last for about 3.5 hours. If it’s not possible, time the ceremony to a comfortable pace.
Prepare your fire, or light one of your candles.
Start your ceremony before the eclipse begins, while there is still light on the face of the Moon.
Begin with gratitude for all the things that you have harvested this year. This starts your ceremony on a positive note. You may want to prepare a list of the things you are grateful for beforehand and read them aloud at this point, but you can also speak spontaneously. If you’re with a group, allow everyone to offer their thanks. Be prepared for tears and laughter if you are sharing this ceremony with others.
As the shadow starts to fall across the face of the Moon, the ceremony turns to release. If using a fire pit or fireplace, add some sage for cleansing. If using a candle, burn some sage in your usual manner. Send a message upward in the smoke for emotional healing from the negative things you experienced this past year. It’s hard to move on if there’s still any lingering emotions concerning the past. State out loud the things you want to release. Spend just a moment talking about it with your circle of friends if you like. Nothing long and dragged out, just an acknowledgement. Focus on the Moon and the eclipse. Imagine the darkness that at one time entered your lives, and the black hole it felt like sometimes. If you’re using a fire pit or fireplace, add something to the fire to represent what you are releasing ~ a twig or a written note, for example. If you are using a candle, place a twig or your note on your table. Simply throw it away later.
As the light begins to return to the face of the Moon, see good things entering your lives, bringing light. What would you like to enter? See it happening. You might want to spend another moment talking about this. Light your candle from the flame of your fire (carefully) or your pre-lit candle and state what you would like to enter your life. If there are two or more people at your ceremony, the next person will light their candle from yours, state what they would like to enter their life, and on around until everyone has said something out loud. When you’re finished, put out your candles. Watch the rest of the eclipse, seeing good things coming as the Moon grows brighter and brighter.
Harvest Moon Water
Set jars of water out during your ceremony and leave them overnight. You can then use the Harvest Moon Water to make a room spritz. Put the moon water in a spritzer bottle. Add a few drops of an energizing essential oil to represent Aries to the moon water. Lemon, rosemary, grapefruit, ginger, and peppermint are energizing oils. Use this spritzer whenever you feel your energy lagging. When you use the spray you’ll recall all the things you’re grateful for, the negative things that have passed on, and the good that awaits you in the future.
Have a bright and happy Harvest Moon, and a bountiful autumn.
Welcome autumn!! Hello, Libra!
Libra arrives with the autumnal equinox on Wednesday, September 23rd, at 4:21am EDT.
Here’s wishing you a beautiful season of cool refreshing air and abundant love.
Full Moons are sirens. They float above us in the night sky, calling us with the irresistible hymn of dreams that might be. Some of them are bright and breathtaking Moons, supersized. Others, perhaps a bit more distant, emit a soft halo. Some tease us, only briefly appearing from behind clouds. Others are found falling across window sills or slipping past skylights. This heavenly lantern hypnotizes us into imagining all kinds of possibilities for our future, leading us toward paths that have yet to find a starting place, assuring us that these dreams are, indeed, within our reach.
There’s no Full Moon that tugs at my heart the way the Pisces Full Moon does. Maybe I fall too quickly under her spell, hoping for just a glimmer of magic to make everyday life just a tad more interesting. Maybe I wish too intently for a glimpse behind her gossamer, star-tinged drape. Perhaps this is the Moon that reminds me most of the dreams that drifted past when I briefly turned away. Gone forever now, dissolved into yesterday.
Dreams are all too often swept clean by routine, work-a-day life. We lose them. Or we let them go, not quite knowing what to do with them anymore. Closeted and unused, they lie just beyond our reach, beyond our touch.
It’s Virgo who has the ability to give substance to our dreams, make them real. We must trade gossamer for stone, occasionally cleaning our hands on the delicate fabric Pisces has woven. We work, we dream. We embrace chaos and elicit order. Stacking one stone atop another, we move closer to the dream. Working tirelessly, listening for the siren’s call, we build our cairn of dreams and, if diligent and unbroken, standing atop our life’s work, we are ~ one day ~ able to touch the Moon.
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- Astrological Picture Book ~ Cards of Taurus, The Major and Court Cards
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