Divination Toolkit: Astrology – Modes of Energy

Hello lovies,

Here’s a quick review of the modes of energy in astrology.

Cardinal signs carry the energy of beginnings with Aries carrying the spark of life which gets the Western zodiac wheel turning. Signs in this area are great at starting projects, being leaders, discerning issues and creating ways to address them. They are not the signs to go to for completing a project whether that’s in the middle or end of the process. They need the assistance of other signs in the charts to help them see things through. These signs start the seasons and drive the spirit of birth, life, death, and renewal. 

Stabilizing, enduring, and innovative are just some of the words to describe fixed energy in astrology. Where as Aries starts us off, Taurus provides that nurturing space to plant the seeds of  creation so they can develop into full fledged goals and projects. Without the perseverance of the fixed signs, there would be so many unfinished manuscripts, ideas, inventions, and relationships. The downside of fixed energy would be stubbornness, not being open to change, and becoming so invested in completing a project or goal that they neglect the world around them creating isolating circumstances and discord. 

Finally we have our mutable signs. This is the energy of change that comes from nearing the end of any endeavor. Mutable signs give us flexibility, creativity, and an ability to see the forest not just the trees. These characteristics allow for us to take all of the energy of the cardinal and fixed signs to completion. To investigate, weigh, learn, and share with the collective the journey from start to finish and back again. 

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Rest: New Moon in Taurus

Hello lovies!

I’ve fallen fully into the energy of the New Moon in Taurus by answering the call to rest and appreciate the world around me. This might have felt like a call to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones including some “me” time. Here’s a quick breakdown of where the planets are for the new moon. I found as I tried to sit down and write out all the elements of this phase, that I just wanted to rest. To read, have a warm drink, eat comfort food, be outside and sleep. All in all this seemed to sum up Taurus energy in a healthy space taking into account my own energetic needs and cycles. To take ownership of who I am and what I have been blessed with.

What a delightful message from Taurus, that beauty is not all about the physical but holistic in nature. We are beautiful when we let our true selves shine.

I’ve been reading up on all of the astrology things. I love to explore my own chart but I realized I was avoiding signs that were not prominent in my chart, such as all of the Earth signs. Reading up on their magic and what they bring to the zodiac has been so refreshing. Another element of this new moon is to explore areas of interest that you may have avoided. You might find that embracing a slower pace of appreciation allows you to dig deeper into your talents and interests. Tackle some of the mysteries and fears from this brave space of Taurean peace and security.

Sun, Moon in Taurus in 8th house

            Taurus energy in the house y’all! Stability, grounding, and ownership of all that lovely Aries energy from the start of the year. Taurus in the 8th house is considering how what we have inherited, such as our personal talents, define our values. On a greater level, we are looking at how our sense of self is impacted by what we have inherited from our families, communities, and environment.

Mercury and Venus in Aries with Uranus in Taurus in the 7th house

Mars in Gemini in the 9th house

Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 3rd house

Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in 4th house

            Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn square to Mercury and Venus in Aries in 7th house

Neptune in Pisces in 6th house square to Mars in Gemini in 9th house and Jupiter in Sagittarius in 3rd house

Read over this quickly and then go for a walk or take a nap. Take care of yourself.

Kamilah Rose

Cleansing Your Home: Let the Sunshine In

Fire Cleanse

Greetings beloveds,

Spring is here and it’s time to let that fire energy cleanse our souls and homes. Now, let’s not set a fire in the middle of the room or anything. Oh no there’s a much easier way to let the energy of rebirth and regeneration cleanse your space. Here are three examples to get you started.

  1. Open the curtains and let the sun in!
  2. Light candles: Choose spring time scents like lemon, eucalyptus, orange, rose, lavender, peach or gardenia to change the energy of your home.
  3. Experiment through lighting options: check out different types of light bulbs and wattage
  4. Meditate on light moving through each room of your home clearing the energy.
  5. Invite the fire animals to protect and transmute the energy of your home to best serve you.

How do you use the energy of fire to clear your home?

-Rose

Clearing it Out: Yoga for Elimination

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Greetings beloveds,

To go with this months theme of clearing it out, I want to share with you all some yoga poses that support digestion followed by a quick flow. Enjoy!

Stimulates Digestion

Warrior II – Counterpose: Downward Facing dog

Warrior I – Counterpose: Downward facing dog

Revolved Extended Side-Angle – Counterpose: standing forward bend

Revolved triangle – Counterpose: Standing forward bend

Chair – Counterpose: standing forward bend

Cobra – Counterpose: Childs pose/lying on belly

Camel – Counterpose: standing forward bend/childs pose

Bridge (pg106) Counterpose: Knee to chest

Bow – Counterpose: lying on belly/childs pose/ downward-facing dog

Locust – Counterpose: Lying on belly/childs pose

 

  Simple Seated Twist – Counterpose: staff

 

  Standing forward bend

  Open-Angle – Counterpose: knees-to-chest

  Splits –  Counterpose: downward facing dog

 

Start seated with your legs crossed comfortably. Inhale feeling your back lengthen and straighten as you do. Place your right hand behind you and exhale into a twist bringing your left hand onto your right knee for seated spinal twist. Hold here for 3 breaths.

Now extend your legs in front of you into staff making sure your spine is straight by imagining each vertebrae stacking one on top of the other. Inhale arms overhead and exhale bending at the waist into forward bend. Hold for as long as you need.

Inhale slowly raising your arms overhead and exhale lowering your arms. Repeat 2 times.

Next, spread your legs as far apart as is comfortable for you into a v shape. Inhale arms up exhale bending at the waist placing your hands on the floor in front of you where ever you feel comfortable for open angle. Hold for 2 breaths then on your next inhale raise up slightly and on the exhale bend forward from the waist lowering deeper into the pose. Hold here for 2 breaths. Repeat as many times as you like until you have reached the deepest pose for you.

Now inhale slowly raising up out of the pose and find yourself in legs together, abdominal muscles activated, arms comfortable at your side. Inhale raising your arms overhead letting your shoulders slide gently down holding your arms parallel to each other elbows and palms facing inwards into Mountain pose. Take 2 breaths and then exhale lowering your arms as you do so. Repeat 2 times. On the third, exhale bend forward at the waist for standing forward bend. Repeat this again 2 times. Return to standing position arms lowered at your sides once again.

Plant your right food firmly on the ground at the front of your mat if you are using one, feeling each toe connect with the ground. Step your left foot back behind you with your foot turned out. Align yourself until your hips are squared. Inhale slightly up and exhale bending forward at the waist placing your hands upon the ground or blocks if needed. Exhale, rotating your core and bringing your left arm up so your fingertips are facing the ceiling or sky. Let your head follow the stretch of your arm looking upward into Revolved Triangle. Hold for 2 breaths or longer if desired. When ready, exhale lowering your left arm down along with rotating your core back towards the ground. Inhale, slowly raising up from the waist bring your arms arms to rest on your hips.

Inhale rising up slightly. Exhale bending your right knee at a 90 degree angle into lunge, your left foot turned outwards. Place your hands firmly either on your knee to steady yourself. When you’re ready inhale your arms up in the same fashion used in Mountain pose for Warrior. Breath here, using your feet to feel the connection to the ground. Your weight should be centered in your hips, your core strong supporting your upper body. Hold here for 4 breaths. Inhale raising up just slightly and exhale releasing your arms back to your knee.

On your next exhale place your right arm on the outside of your upper right thigh rotating your core but leaving your left arm still on your knee. Inhale, and on your next exhale hook your left arm pit as deeply as you can into your knee letting your right arm lift up extending overhead. This should create a relatively straight line down from the fingertips of your right hand down to your left foot. Breathe here in Revolved Extended Side-Angle. If you are feeling too challenged here, lower that right arm and raise your left forearm to bring your hands into prayer pose. Your core still rotated to the right. Hold and breathe here. When you are ready, exhale lowering that left arm to the ground placing your right hand on your right hip. Inhale, raise up slightly moving your left arm to your right knee and bring your right hand to meet it there.

Both hands resting upon your knee on your next inhale step your left leg forward both feet together knees slightly bent. Steady your yourself and inhale slowly rising up into standing. Repeat again on your left side.

Once done, standing tall inhale your arms up overhead into Mountain and then exhale releasing your arms to your side. Repeat as many times as desired. On your last exhale bring your hands together in Prayer pose at your heart chakra.

Namaste.

With love,

-Rose

 

Full Moon in Libra: The Polarity of Fire and Air

Greetings beloveds,

Happy full moon in Libra. First, some house keeping. I’m leaving out some of the astrological aspects this full moon because I want to dive deeper in the aspects of Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn and Venus and Neptune in Pisces. Check back soon for those posts. Now on to the full moon in Libra 2019!

We balanced out with that full moon in Libra in March and really started the spring season with the new moon in Aries. Now it’s time to bask in the polarity of fire and air. Fire as an element is an intense, active, burning energy. Fire, like any other element, can create or destroy pending on how it is channeled. It is useful to know how much fire you have in your chart by knowing which astrological signs, planets, and houses are active in your natal chart. Air, as an element is also active, light, and insightful. It creates of the many ways we bring spirit into the body, through breath. Fire thrives with air. Fire needs air to survive. Air finds partnership and collaboration through fire. Air with just earth is a wind passing through or picking something up unwillingly. Air and water come together but they mesh completely. Air and Fire are mutually beneficial.

As the first polarity of the western zodiac, Aries and Libra are the initial mirrors of astrology. Aries illustrates the I, the ego, the self while Libra represents we, the community, and the collective. Fire thrives with air. Fire needs air to survive. Air finds partnership and collaboration through fire. Air with just earth is a wind passing through or picking something up unwillingly. Air and water come together but they mesh completely. Air and Fire are mutually beneficial illustrating the lesson of Aires and Libra. True partnership and community benefits everyone involved. It is fair and just. When we think of ourselves as a part of the collective we understand that what effects one, effects the many.

Fire is alive and well this full moon with the sun in Aires in the first house bringing us firmly into the I AM energy of becoming. Becoming our true selves, highest selves, shadow self, and healed self. Become whatever you would like to be. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aires is the sign of opportunities. Couple that with Uranus in Taurus in the first house and you have the perfect storm of personal development. You have a talent. A skill that is particular to you. How does, can, and will that revolutionize your existence? Be open to taking that leap of faith. With Mars in Gemini, the time is now. The energy all around is creative, fun, innocent, and ready to GO. Are you ready?

Chiron and Mercury in Aries in 12th house

What wounds exist around you speaking your truth related to your identity and spirituality? Perhaps you spoke up about an injustice or found a new perspective towards spirituality that you have shared with others. This energy looks at your personal relationship with healing and communication through spirituality. It can be easy to lose ourselves in different identities. We become what we put our heart and soul into. This can become especially complicated when a path helps us to address wounds and heal. Yet, without boundaries I becomes we and the path that offered us so much clarity, now restricts our growth. Go within and determine where the I starts and how it relates to any groups that you associate with. Align your values with your personal moral compass and move forward from there.

Moon in Libra is 7th house: Beauty, partnership and balance defines this energy.

            Aspects to moon:

Quincunx Venus: Incorporate flexibility into your relationships. You will not always feel the same about someone and that is ok. Move into a deep relationship with yourself so you can recognize how you feel and can communicate that clearly. Once you trust yourself you will build stronger relationships with others.

Sextile Jupiter: gives a lively fun atmosphere to any issues or problems that we may encounter. This comes from our desire to have a light and easy life perspective at this time so that we can experience the beauty of the moment. x

Square Saturn and Pluto: High emotional intensity. This energy may cause you to create or recognize dependent relationships in your life. Human connection is necessary but in order to connect in a healthy way we have to have knowledge of our own needs, a connection to our intuition, and clear boundaries. When we are lacking these things we may find that we lean on other by not taking responsibility for our own needs or create circumstances where others “need” us. Take time to access and check your boundaries. Do you take on more then you can emotionally or mentally handle? Do you struggle with saying no to particular people and justify it because you are related to them or because they did something for you? Is it difficult for you to release relationships such as with family, close friends, or romantic partners? All of these may be highlighted during this energy.

Opposition to Uranus: Emotions are in flux with this energy. You are wanting to be free and yet be connected. The desire to experience something new and yet have a space to return to creates the tension for this aspect. Following the theme of defining and developing boundaries based on self-awareness, if you know how much alone time and partnership time you need this can be expressed in a way where if necessary negotiations can be made for circumstances that cannot be immediately changed such as children, partners, or work.

You got this loves!

-Kamilah Rose

Clear it Out: A Smoothie for Releasing

Make-Green-Smoothies-for-the-Whole-Family.jpg (600×746)Greetings beloveds,

I hope you all are having a beautiful new year. With the setting of goals, intentions, and resolutions many are looking to change, renew, or improve their health through their eating habits and lifestyle. For me, this past year has been a struggle for me to maintain a consistent diet (eating habits) and movement schedule. I would get into a good flow and then get scooped out of it through travel, work obligations, spiritual quests, and emotional personal events. The blessing that came from this was a bit of freedom as I had to let go of my strict routine and begin to let the experiences that wanted to be in my life come through. Now you may be thinking, food doesn’t have that much power or that much purpose. I beg to differ. If truly, all is made of energy and that energy has its own drive and direction then the atoms that make up food also has these qualities. We align or do not align with that flow. So as we work to release resistance and fear (how many times have we demonized different types of foods from fats, salt, and even meat) throughout our lives here’s a quick recipe for a soup that will get you going *wink wink* in more ways than one.

Rose’s Clear You Out Smoothie

1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds

2-3 Stalks of Fennel

Handful of Dandelion Root

4-5 Leaves of Kale

2 Stalks Celery

1 Lemon

2 Apples (Honey Crisp are delicious)

Here’s to getting things moving in the New Year!

-Rose

 

April Writing Prompt

Good morning lovies,

April brings us fully into the Aries/I AM energy. As the first Western zodiac sign, the beginning of a new season, and the representation of the Magician card we look at our WILL. What we are able to create through our desires, strength, and refusal to give up because we believe so deeply that we can MANIFEST from our own sovereign power.

Sovereign: New Moon in Aries

What do you stand for? Family, love, justice, peace? Now is a time of contemplation of where and how we have developed our culture, values, and beliefs. The ways that WE in the I form decide what is valuable, what has worth. Over the past decade we have felt the shift in power as social capital produced in the form of mass-produced culture, messaging, and media has become overtly visible.

What are your values, your principles, your morals? There’s a beauty to the 2nd house that assists us in developing our talents into wealth. Not just financial but emotional, mental, social, and legacy wealth. But wealth without principles is just fertilizer in the bull’s field. It’s nothing. It does not stand. So, develop your values, find your principles and stand on them. Take in the lesson of the 8th house as guide. What are you leaving as an inheritance? What have you picked up as a part of your lineage? Your ancestral patterns carry on in much the same way as wealth and poverty are generational. What you cultivate MUST be GROUNDED in a strong ethical practice focused on equity and love.

The 2019 New Moon in Aries is a time for personal development. You’ll feel like taking some time away from external influences to find your own compass. There is strong 12th house energy that is active during this time and will remain active. With Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn in the 12th house this pull inwards takes us out of the surface and into the depths of cosmic truth, faith, trust, and love. What do we do with this energy? Use the energy of Capricorn to create a structure that allows you to access these realms without losing yourself. As you come to find your values, truth and purpose take small steps to align with your being through ritual and practice. The only difference between the sacred and the profane is our perspective and intention. Set the intention that your journey is sacred and let that shape your routine.

One step at a time lovies.

-Kamilah Rose