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Monthly Plant Medicine

October Plant Medicine ~ Tuberose

Welcome to the month of October. This month we are guided by the flower Tuberose. What I love about this flowre is her message of dangerous pleasure, it truly evokes the energy of Scorpio season even though we don’t enter Scorpio season until late October. Venus is currently in the sign of Scorpio and Venus is the ruler of Libra thus this energy reflects the evocative tones of the Tuberose.

Truly this essence for the month of October is daring us to live life as though it is our last day, to see the magic and the beauty all around us, to live on the edge of bliss at all times – knowing that the edge of bliss shares the same edge as despair, for what is life without contrast to truly make us feel alive?

The Tuberose is preparing us for the pluging cold depths of the scorpionic oceans we are building towards, the oceans of the subconscious mind that we are reborn from with insights and wisdom found on that knifes edge. It is no coincidence that the Tuberose is one of the most sought after scents for womens fragrances with its lingering, alluring fragrance that we cant help but feel captivated by. She is the night time come alive, Venusian energy under the moonlight.

This month we are seeing the energy of Libra in her night cloak, dancing on the edge of life as she embraces true freedom and harmony with the universe. We have a complex astrological month with planets coming out of retrograde, hard aspects and yet also potent and postive ones, as such only a flower that can hold her own without overpowering our senses is necessary. You can find the complete astrological breakdown for this month here.

The Tuberose is a complex paradox, a flower that brings about peace and calm yet at the same time a flower seen as a traditional flower of the Aztecs to honour the dead and journey to the underworld. She enhances our psychic senses whilst bringing a sense of alluring sensuality and ehances our wealth. This paradox of a flower is the perfect medicine for us to walk with this month with such a vast up and down ride of energies and she can assist you with staying in your centre as you live life on the edge. Happy October everyone xo

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Astrology

New Moon in virgo

The new moon in Virgo occurs on September 6th/7th and is going to be a great time to plant the seeds for the future and lay foundations. Virgo energy asks us to focus on our daily routines, health and career. We have some potent and chaotic energies at this new moon with an opposition between Mars and Neptune, the Sun and Neptune, Chiron and Mercury and the Moon and Jupiter which will ask us to focus our energy internally, diving into the receptive yin aspects that is Virgo instead of a reactive energy. You can find the video going into more detail about these aspects here.

With the volatile energies surrounding us throughout September (check out the monthly astrology overview here) It is the perfect time to pause and reflect and truly review what foundations you want to lay for your future. Detail orientated Virgo asks us to plan the steps but not get too bogged down with the critical side of things – if you are focusing on the flaws and faults without a proactive movement then you are focused on the wrong things for this moon.

We will feel the need to move forward, take action and jump ahead to the future goals but this new moon is calling us to come back to the mundane and remember that it is with each brick laid that the house can be built. This is the time to break down those future plans into an easy to navigate routine moving forward – a special interest in things that connect to our health and finanical situations as this is the perfect time to intitiate something new.

This month will be our peak month of 7 planets retrograde and this new moon is ushering in that energy, calling in the hermit mode – it is no coincidence that the hermit card is the card of Virgo in the tarot. We are needing to focus on our inner flame now, journey into the self to discover what we truly want – are we doing things out of habit and they are no longer in alignment with what we truly wish to achieve.

As Virgo rules the 6th house in astrology, this is the energy of the in between – the balance between the spiritual and the physical and we are asked to reflect on where we need to restore balance in our life within these aspects. Starting a new spiritual routine that is in alignment with your desires is perfect for this moon. This is a time to come into acceptance of who you are right now but also set in motion the plans and goals for who you would like to become.

Be careful this moon of becoming too critical of yourself and others, anxiety may be heightened and blunt communication may be taken the wrong way and cause more conflict than expected. Spring clean your environments to refresh the energy and cleanse your own aura to keep emotions stable. Happy new moon x

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Monthly Plant Medicine

monthly plant medicine ~ September

Hello beautiful souls and welcome to the month of September! Here in the Southern Hemisphere it is officially Spring, in the Northern Hemisphere you are entering Autumn, both are times of gentle transition and we have the Spring/Autumn Equinox on the 22nd / 23rd of September which is also within the time of the full moon in Pisces and when we transition from the season of Virgo into Libra making this a potent time. We are in for a wild ride this month astrologically, you can check out the monthly astrology and tarot forecast here.

This month we are being guided by the beautiful Pink Rose. The Rose is known as the Queen of the Flowers and for good reason, she is beautiful, decadent, fragrant, nourishing and simply stunning to look at. This month we are being called to channel grace and bring a sense of sweetness to our life…. literally to stop and smell the roses!

The pink rose reminds us that life is full of ups and downs, that in order to have the beauty we must also have the thorns – even the so called thornless roses still seem to end up with a thorn here and there! The rose asks us to gently unfold to life, understanding that as we openly surrender to the world around us, our true beauty can shine. She also reminds us that it is ok to go through cycles and that each cycle is as valuable as the other – from the beauty of being in full bloom to the release of the old petals, ripening of the luscious and nutritionous fruits, the still quietness of baring our bones in the winter that gives birth to the budding new life again.

Where in the cycle are you at this moment? The rose asks you to reflect on this and to completely surrender to that moment, allowing yourself to feel what you need to without guilt or judgement and remember that as you are in a particular stage, others around you are may be in a different stage of their cycle so be kind and compassionate when you see others, act with grace and handle your interactions with others and the world around you with the same delicacy that you would a rose.

This is a month to slow down and be present in the moment, inhale the sweet fragrance of life and savour all it has to offer no matter what stage of the cycle you are in. Happy September everyone xo

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Astrology

Full blue moon in Aquarius

The full moon in Aquarius that occurs on the 22nd of August is the second full moon to occur in the sign of Aquarius, making this moon a true blue moon. This energy, coming right off the back of the Uranus stationing retrograde and a potent month with the Leo new moon and Lionsgate portal. It is important to note that this moon will also be bringing back to the surface things that we did not face or work through in the first full moon that occured in July – you can find the blog for that one here.

The energy of this moon feels more free for all in some ways, with an anything can happen flare especially with that Uranus retrograde energy at the same time. Full moons in general are great times to release something, bring more insight and awareness to something you are working with or to tune into your higher self for downloads and information. This is the time of completion in the moon cycle – what was started at the new moon (in Leo which you can find the blog for that one here and how you have worked with the energy.

As we move out of the full moons influence into the waning moon, this is when we adjust, release and prepare for the new intentions, tweaks and goals for the next new moon. Aquarius energy asks us to think about the big picture, long term and how our energy influences humanity. This is also a potent energy to work on your hopes and dreams.

Is there something in your life that you have been trying to achieve? this is the time to release anything that is hindering you, be it mindsets, connections, habits etc and to realign yourself with your goals. As we shift from Leo season into Virgo season at this time, we are letting go of that slower, relaxing energy of the feline Leo and moving into a more grounded and structured energy of Virgo.

This is the perfect time to reflect on your daily habits, routines and health in conjuction with your goals and dreams that you wish to achieve as the combination of Aquarius and Virgo energy at this time can help you to release bad habits and begin new ones that will benefit you long term. There is a strong need to bring balance back into our lives right now between the spiritual and physical, action and inaction. There is a caution here to not be too critical on yourself though and take this time to forgive yourself and others to release any stagnant karmic energy and make way for something new.

If there was one mantra to keep in mind at this time it is release, release, release. Release what no longer serves, release attachments and the need to control, focus on where you want to go moving forward and how you can begin the next steps to get there. If you want to go deeper into the spiritual messages from this energy you can watch the full moon in Aquarius tarot reading here. Have a wonderful full moon everyone!

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Chakras Crystals

Everything you need to know about rose quartz

Rose quartz is possibly one of the most well known crystals, if not the most popular one on the market. It is generally one of the first crystals we all select when we first begin our crystal journey and is seen as a generally safe and easy crystal to work with. We all know its connections with love, in fact if someone asks you about love and crystals its almost a guarntee that the first thought that pops into your mind will be rose quartz.

This beautiful and abundantly available crystal does however have so much more to offer than being a simple love crystal and contrary to popular belief it does have a slight word of caution associated with it depending on what your uses are. This post will give you all the information you need to work with this beautiful and underrated crystal!

Before we jump into the nitty gritty of the post, I have to admit that I had a bit of a resentment towards this crystal in the beginning and tried to avoid using it as often as possible, opting for more exotic crystals in its place and this was all due to my lack of awareness of the different properties this crystal holds and thinking it was a boring “love” crystal and being a scorpio, love is not on the top of my list of witchy worries!

In Greel mythology, Aphrodite saves her lover Adonis from the jealous God of War – Ares but in the process of saving Adonis, she catches her arm on a briar bush and her blood mingles with that of Adonis and stained the white quartz.

It is easy to see here the automatic connection to love being related to Aphrodite and the circumstances in which it was created emphasise its connection to unconditional love and healing and it is believed that this crystal has been given as a token of love since at least 600BCE; But did you know that this crystal was also believed by the ancient Romans and Egyptians to clear the complexion and prevent wrinkles? Hello face rollers! There have even been rose quartz face masks found in tombs and there are lovely selections available on the market these days for face masks and face rollers and you can find my favourite supplier for these here

This crystal is linked to the heart chakra and the planet Venus. It is associated with the Zodiac of Taurus as well as Scorpio and Libra. Lets dive into the many things rose quartz can help you with!

  • Use to get in touch with sensuality
  • Use as an aphrodisiac
  • It supports connections within groups and community
  • It has a strong attunement to earth, the cosmos and spirit so is perfect to create balance in your life between these three energies
  • It inspires one to nurture themselves
  • Stimulates the sensual imagination
  • Comforts and heals heart wounds
  • Dissolves fear, worries and resentment
  • Provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment, inner peace and contentment
  • Helps to reprogram the heart to accept love
  • Heals emotions and the emotional body
  • Increases feelings of comfort and nuturing
  • Inspires a love of beauty and appreciation for nature
  • Helps aid sleep and prevents nightmares
  • Helps attract new love, romance and intimacy
  • Helps one experience unconditional love for others and oneself
  • It aids circulation in the body
  • Helps heal mothers and babies after complicated births
  • Helps with depression – especially post natal depression
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Helps relieve headaches
  • Helps with fertility and supports the reproductive system
  • Helps with forgiveness – both for yourself and for others
  • Helps overcome abuse

There are a few words of caution I would like to state here before I jump into the many ways you can work with this crystal and the first has to do with love – if using this to attract love or bring romance into your life, this is a form of spell making and as such you must be cautious about trying to attract a particular person – free will is a fickle thing to interfere with and there is no telling how things will backfire if you go gifting your desired lover with rose quartz or something infused with this crystal. Love magic in any way – even through manifesting when focused on one person will almost always hold consquences in some way and its best not to tempt the Fates to play a game with you and lady Karma!

Rose quartz is also an expansive energy as all the quartz families are so there is a caution here before you use it, when working with this energy you must be aware that it will “expand” what is already there – this can be great if you want more love or sensual energy but if you are working through healing it will expand the heavy energies as this is the way we move through them to heal – you must be ready for this especially if you plan on using the crystal as a yoni egg or crystal pleasure wand for example (if you want a good supplier for these items I abosultely recommend Yoni Pleasure Palace which can be found here.) My suggestion would be to use the crystal either in conjuction with another healing one that helps ground you such as Obsidian or Black Tourmaline in order to steady the intensity.

Rose quartz is only found in the ground within a massive form however it is often shaped into different objects and it can be found in everything from raw chunks, face rollers, polished tumble stones, runes, candle holders etc. Choose one that you feel the most drawn to. If you would like to know more about working with crystals in general you can find my video on this topic here.

The practical ways you can work with this crystal are:

  • Wear it! This can be through jewelry or placing it in your pocket or even your bra
  • Place it next to the bed, under the bed, under the pillow
  • Hold whilst speaking positive affirmations
  • Cast a piece into a flowing body of water after speaking words you wish to speak to the crystal in order to find more confidence to do so or to energetically send the words to the person you wish to speak to
  • Place on top of a photo of someone you are fighting with to assist with forgiveness and reconcilliation
  • Place in the southwest corner of the home or in each southwest corner of each room to enhance the energy for relationships
  • Keep it on your desk at work to avoid unwanted intrusion and gossip
  • Use as a part of your beauty routine through a face roller or mask
  • Create a crystal grid
  • Use a yoni egg or crystal pleasure wand to connect to your womb and divine feminine energy

These are just a few ideas and you are by no means limited to just these ideas, trust your intuition when working with crystals to find the best way they work for you!

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Astrology

New Moon in Leo & lionsgate portal

This Leo new moon is occuring at the same time as the Lionsgate 8/8 portal and during the shadow period of Uranus going retrograde… talk about intense energy to say the least! The liongate portal occurs each year when Sirius aligns with the sun and is associated with spiritual activiations and downloads and from a mythological aspect there is a strong connection to the Goddess Isis and Osiris as Sirius is known as the Star of Isis and Orion is Osiris. This time was the Egyptian New Year and the time of the Nile rising bringing with it fertility and renewal. You can watch the in depth video for this energy here:

This Leo moon is the perfect one to instill us with a sense of confidence to go after our dream life! With those potent downloads from Sirius and the Sun – Leos ruler and this new moon occuring close to the planet of communication and wisdom, Mercury, who is aligned with expansive and luck bringing Jupiter – what ever you set out to achieve this new moon holds a lot of potential to be the life changing seeds we have been dreaming about.

It is important to note that there is a tense interaction between Saturn and Uranus playing out at this time and these two planets may make us feel impatient and impulsive, Saturn is asking us to think about the long term and ensure we are not just acting from the ego.

This Leo energy is perfect for those bold, romatic gestures or to relax and have fun in a social sense. You may also feel more creative at this time and your inner child will want to play – allow yourself some indulgence during this time.

There is a caution to look out for ego clashes at this time and with Saturn and Uranus in the mix if you have a disagreement with someone, try to take a step back and not engage in a stand off or argument as neither side will be able to see past their own feelings.

There may be a tendancy to want to engage in drama more or to lay about instead of getting on with things – this is key to find a good balance between work and play especially as this new moon begins a new 6 month cycle. Spend some time pampering yourself but also stick to some kind of routine to ensure you get the basic chores and necessary tasks complete so they dont pile up and become a mountainous task later.

Above all else this is a potent time to reflect and plant the seeds for your future and the goals and dreams you wish to manifest especially for those who wish to launch a creative project or be in the spotlight in some way. You can find the tarot reading for this new moon here:

Happy new moon in Leo everyone! May all your dreams come true xo

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Astrology

Full moon in Aquarius

This full moon in Aquarius will feel like a mixed emotional one as it is caught between Pluto and Saturn. The energy may feel a little harder than normal and this is the perfect time to continue with the self care routines you began during the emotional Cancer new moon at the beginning of the month. This full moon is the perfect one to release attachments, forgive and let go of what is no longer serving you whilst focusing on building stronger spiritual routines and connecting with your higher self.

Mercury will be super active during this time and harmonising with Neptune, further enhancing the spirituality of this full moon and activities such as yoga, meditation, chanting and journaling will be very beneficial.

The general energy of the collective will feel more social and humanitarian, ideas related to the whole will come to the forefront such as politics, human rights, environment and a general want to socialise however it will not be particularly intimate so it is best to avoid having those deep and meaningful conversations at this time.

This is an analytical moon where we will be more prone to looking at our place in our community, family and social groups and how these too have an affect on our own life. We can be more capable of working in harmony with others at this time but can also become more stubborn about our opinions and theories.

In the romance department this is a time to keep things light hearted and fun, socialise with each other’s friendship groups to gain more insight into each other or ask broader questions such as topics such as politics, spiritual path, hopes and dreams etc but do not engage in conflict about who is right or wrong.

This is a great time to network, reach out to new clients and new communities. Join a new yoga class or have a coffee or lunch date with co-workers. Team Building exercises are great within the work environment or hiring a new staff member. This is the ideal time to pitch new ideas, campaign socialise over dinner or attend trivia nights.

This energy encourages us to live by our inner philosophy and morals, perhaps to re-establish new ones and share ideas with others – be cautious not to tell others they are wrong however. We are more open minded at this time and curious about new perspectives and ideas.

Watch out for being too disconnected to the world around you and your connections to others, a feeling of righteousness and getting too caught up in our own philosophy, remembering to have empathy towards others and their beliefs, being too challenging on debating beliefs or opinions, looking too far into the future that we fail to see the present moment including any hurt feelings, needs and excitement of yourself and others around us and being too experimental – don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!

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Astrology

New moon in Cancer

The new moon in Cancer will be highlighting our emotional self and our connections to family and significant others. This moon is also harmonising with dreamy Neptune and there is a harmonious connection between Venus and Mars making this moon the perfect time to focus on nurturing our intimate connections with those we love – family, friends and lovers as well as ourselves.

If you are wanting to manifest some love in your life or a greater sense of commitment and intimacy within your home environment, this is the perfect moon to do so! Don’t just write something down and forget about it, turn this into an affirmation you repeat for this moon cycle and really feel yourself in that reality. 

This moon may make you feel like you want to rest and retreat into your shell more, spending more time nurturing your inner self and indulging in comfort foods. You may not understand your emotions during this moon and that’s ok, just roll with them and allow yourself to feel whatever comes to the surface without judgement. Pay attention to the body language of those around you as our bodies will communicate more than our words can at this time and your intuition will also be heightened.

In the romance department, try to avoid suggestions or advice that can come across as sounding like criticism as we are all feeling more vulnerable and sensitive. This is a time to interact in ways that are sweet and tender, cuddles and comforts such as cozy nights in with comfort foods and a good movie are best to create and nurture those connections.

This is also a good moon to do some inner reflection and see what it is that you hunger for… is it love, connection, deeper spirituality? Go deeper again and see what emotions are driving this need and how you can cultivate this in your life using intentions from this moon. Connect in deep with the earth who is the archetypal mother and in turn the energy of Cancer and the 4th house. Examine your connections to the mother archetype and the divine feminine, are you in balance or is there healing that needs to be done? How can you nurture yourself more?

Working with the root chakra and sacral chakras will be highly beneficial this moon to ground into the earth and to allow emotions to flow. Meditate and see where you can develop a deeper connection to your spiritual practice. Stay hydrated during this moon and focus on your inner sanctuary.

Things to watch out for: Mood swings and a general feeling of being “crabby” or cranky can be heightened as we feel more vulnerable. You may also find this filters into a stronger feeling of neediness if you are emotionally uncentred and this is when root chakra work will be extra beneficial. B cautious of overeating or under eating in response to emotional turmoil and feeling overly self conscious about who we are and how we look. Codependency will also be highlighted during this moon.

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Astrology Monthly Plant Medicine

July Monthly Plant Medicine ~ Hibiscus

Hello my loves and welcome to the month of July! How are you all feeling after this intense energy that June brought in for us? We had eclipses, retrogrades, super moons and the solstice – a big month indeed. We are officially shifting into the second half of 2021 and to usher us into this time is the Queen of the tropics ~ Hibiscus. the Hibiscus represents beauty and happiness and she is asking us to reconnect to ourselves, express our joy and be in the moment. When we pause to look at all the beauty that is around us we shift our energy into one that is more open and receptive and this in turn allows us to receive more abundance from the universe.

Astrologically speaking we are now in Cancer season which asks us to reconnect in with the emotional body as well as the divine feminine principles. We have a new moon in the sign of Cancer on July 9th which is opposite transformative Pluto who is currently retrograde in Capricorn – the divine masculine energy of the zodiac causing us to evaluate how we see the masculine energy within us all and harmonizing with dreamy Neptune who is retrograding through the depths of his home sign of Pisces. Venus and Mars are on good terms and conjunct each other at this time, bringing a time of harmony within our relationships.

This energy will ask us to slow down and connect in with the emotional body and what we truly desire to create, the art of manifestation comes from a strong connection to the emotional body and when we are out of alignment, this can make things difficult to manifest. You can find the full break down of the July astrology here.

Hibiscus is connecting in with us this month to help us reconnect to our inner desires and sense of happiness. She is calling us to review what is no longer in alignment and what drives our emotions – are we truly walking a path that is what our heart is calling us to do or are we walking that path of action and duty that doesn’t light us up any more?

July will be a time for introspection as well as connection to the world around us, the relationships with others and the way we connect in with ourselves. Do we judge ourselves harshly? Do we see the beauty or the flaws? This month will be one that asks us to focus on the beauty in all things and find gratitude for what we have and in turn become receptive to more.

Pay attention to signs of seeing this flower either in nature, on your news feed, in the products you buy or or spoken about around you as this is a moment where she is gently reminding you to check in with your emotions and to be present and notice any forms of beauty around you. Have a wonderful July everyone.

xo Elizabeth

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Astrology Witchcraft

Working With the Moon Phases

We know that the moon influences the tide, fishermen know that the phase of the moon will dictate the kind of catch you can get and gardeners who use a moon calendar will tell you that a garden will be that much stronger and more productive if you plant according to the moon. When we work with the moon, more often than not people only pay attention to the full moon – perhaps this is because it is so bright in the sky that even the most unspiritual of us cannot help but look up in awe at the beauty of the moon. It is common even today for people to say “It must be a full moon” when people are acting strange and it is in fact where the term lunacy and lunatic came from – a term for diseases that were thought to be caused by the moon. For astrologers, the moon phases are key components to astrology and can influence our day to day lives. From a personal perspective, the moon influences our emotions and for women, our reproductive cycles mimic that of the moon and for everyone the moon can be a powerful ally in achieving the goals you wish and making life decisions.

The moon has approximately a 28 day cycle around the earth with different “phases” that she goes through. We will now take a look at each phase and how you can work with them.

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The moon cycle starts with of course the new moon – the second most common aspect that we hear of today. At this phase, the moon is actually a tiny sliver of light in the sky, barely noticeable though many may think it is completely dark – this is not the case as that is a phase unto itself. It is the time when the moon is “rebirthing” in the sky, this is time that we can plant the seeds of new beginnings, and it is the clean slate for us to begin again with new intentions. The added benefit for working with this moon can be using the astrological component or what star sign the moon is at this stage to look at which aspect of your life is best to work with these new beginnings. This is time to dream big, visualise success and put down the actions that you will take in order to achieve your goals.

The next phase is the waxing crescent moon and is between 3 – 7 days after the new moon. This is the time to explore the dreams that you have put into place at the time of the new moon. Start putting your plans into action, review the dreams you committed to at the new moon and watch the energy build with momentum. This is the taking the first step, having faith in yourself and moving forward. Trusting that it will come to fruition and really push through. This is when you start to build the habits needed in order to make it through.

Next we have the first quarter moon and this is between 7 – 10 days after the new moon. This is when your challenges will start to come into play, your strength to keep going is going to be tested and doubts may begin to creep into your mind. Your commitment to your goal needs to be strong now as it will be tested and it is also a good time to see if you are still feeling just as hyped or excited about your goal as you were at the time of the new moon. Review that now and see if you are still wanting to continue or if it is becoming just another chore because if your heart is not in it, you will not succeed and it is best to let go and move onto another goal, though pay attention to what it is that you are truly feeling because these doubts may just be a test that you need to overcome, issues coming to light that will hold you back if you do not address them at this point.

Now we move into the gibbous phase of the moon 10 – 15 days after the new moon, this is the time to review what is working and what isn’t, make the necessary adjustments to your course of action and if some habits have slipped – get back into them now while the moon is still in the “growing” or attracting stage. Watch your patience, especially if you don’t see results yet because patience is needed.

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Everybody’s favourite – Full moon phase! 15 – 18 days after the new moon. This is make or break time, the time you will start to see results or have your goal completely manifest into reality. Emotions will run high so if it is a long term goal, makes sure you are checking in with yourself to keep your emotions balanced and use this time to illuminate any potential setbacks and release and let go. Ensure you work with forgiveness as well, forgiveness for yourself and others especially if you decided at earlier on in the phases to let go of this goal.

Disseminating moon – 3 – 7 days after the full moon, this is a time to relax, review what you have learnt, what worked for you and what didn’t. Share your knowledge with others if needed or journal the lessons in order to reflect on when you set intentions again for the next cycle.

Third quarter moon – 7 – 10 days after the full moon, a time of crossroads. Look back at where you came from and see how far you have come. Conflicts and emotions that arise now will hold valuable insight to emotions that may have been hindering your progress. If you did achieve your goal this is the time to celebrate it. A time to bring balance back to the energy and recoup your strength and have trust in the process and the lessons learned. This is the acceptance for what has occurred phase.

Balsamic moon – 10 days after the full moon until the new moon, a time for healing and soothing. If things did not go to plan, this is the time for self-care and emotional healing. If things did work out, now the celebration is over it is time to regroup and replenish your energies. This is the time to let go. Just before the new moon – the 48 hours before the new moon occurs is seen as the dark of the moon. This is a time for self-reflection and inner work, not action. Use this time to review all you have learnt through the cycle and emotionally prepare yourself for the beginning of the next. Journaling is great for this. You can, if you feel it is beneficial, make a list or organise your intentions for the new moon.

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As you can see the moon phases are extremely powerful to work with from a practical every day sense with goals and also great to review for our emotional and mental wellbeing. When you add the energy of working with astrological star signs too, this can add more depth and layers to the energy you are working with – taking note of what star sign the moon phase is in will show you more highlighted energies that suit that of the star sign for example and earth sign such as Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo would be good energy to work with materialistic aspects such as money or career pursuits, you can then break this down further by using say, the routine loving energy of Virgo to work with creating a new diet regime or exercise routine.

Within the 28 day cycle of the moon there is an additional cycle that many do not realise they can work with and this is the 6 month cycle of new moon in a particular star sign to the full moon in the same star sign – this occurs every 6 months and is an additional benefit to work with. For example this would be beginning something at the new moon in Gemini and then working with the same energy you see above but on a monthly scale – leading to the full moon Gemini which would occur in 6 months’ time. This is a great option to do if you are working on larger projects or goals.

See below a video i recently completed of working magic with the moon

Working with the energy of the moon is just another way that we can help to gain more control in the influences of our daily lives and take charge in our goals and dreams.

Love and Light

Elizabeth

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