Move Like Water: Be Water My Friend

Greetings beloveds,

We have reached the middle of summer when the temperatures are reaching their peak highs while we begin to move toward cooler evenings. During this time may we take a moment to understand what it is to move like water, the element of the season. I felt this could be no better explained then by the great Bruce Lee himself.

 

 

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Partial Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo

Partial Lunar Eclipse New Moon in LeoGreetings beloveds,

Whooo you did it. You made it to the end of Eclipse season which coincides with the start of the end of retrograde season. It’s Leo season, the Leo new moon, and a Partial Solar Eclipse, there’s no way you CANNOT be seen this season. So go head and shine beloveds! This eclipse/new moon energy is enhancing our expression, our light, our charm, and our energy. We have been gifted the total lunar eclipse full moon in Aquarius so we could put words to our feelings and our desires. Now it’s time to EMBODY that knowledge. Put it into practice. If you are finding that you are fearful of being seen, start to share more. Start to speak up more. Write more, go live on your preferred social media, raise you hand in a meeting and make a comment, or just go out for a walk with your head held high.

We are clear that through the energy of the moon, Venus in Libra, Uranus retrograde, and the Lion’s Gate that we are connected in every facet. The spiritual and physical realms are reflections of each other. Remember though that reflections can be distorted when the mirror is dirty or warped. So cleanse, cleanse, cleanse so that you can see clearly and present yourself clearly. We also understand that our thoughts, words, and actions must be in alignment or else our manifestations will be off as well.

We may see our unconscious desires and dreams manifest at this time. We will also see deceitful and fraudulent activity at this time. It’s all being laid bare. Have you done the work or are you still lying to yourself? Pretending that you are dedicated to the light when your shadow has taken over completely? Working on manifesting a job or money when you really want to stay home and enjoy the drama of late bills and a low bank account. Focusing on a partner when you can barely take care of yourself. All of these are ways that our conscious and subconscious can be at odds.

Now this does not tell the whole story. There are people and factors that we do not control but many of areas of our lives are completely under our control. Discernment let’s us know what is our work to do and what is external to our locus of control. 

The easiest way to begin to recognize what we truly desire vs. what we may think we desire is through observing the world around us. Take a look at your reality. Your forms of income, your relationships, how you feel about yourself, your spiritual practice, your home, your dreams. All of these are indicators of your subconscious state. Before we reach the gleaning season let’s be real with ourselves about where we are and who we are.

From here we can look at our options to enhance or correct our energy. We live in a limitless universe. There are so many possibilities available to us and yet we stay in the same patterns with little variety in our actions, thoughts, or experiences. This new moon we are aware of what we can do to improve our lives and how to navigate the murky energy of the retrogrades. Can you find another form of income, living situation, or even just change the way you look at what is happening around you? Are you in a state of gratitude or attitude? Find your current state and work on shifting that (or removing things that are not dedicated to your highest good).

Remember though everyone is encountering this energy and they may not be ready to share what they have learned about themselves. Give them time and give yourself time. Practice radical compassion at this time. It is difficult to do this work. We do not make excuses but we acknowledge the work being done and provide the space to heal. Whether that means you focus on yourself and give space to others or provide an umbrella for many, have compassion for the path we are on. Assert your boundaries and know where you stand.

You are the Lion. You are the Strength card. You are healed.

Happy New Moon!

Kamilah Rose

The Power of the Lion’s Gate: The 8th Gate of Creation

Lion's Gate.pngGreetings beloveds,

In case you missed it here’s the breakdown for July 6th and 7th astrology.

Aug 6 Venus enters Libra

Venus returns home to the sign of Libra in the 7th house today until September 9th (the new moon in Virgo). This is a significant event as 6 is the number associated with Venus and Libra. I have two recommendations for today depending on where you are in your path. One way to take advantage of this energy is to practice a very nourishing form of self-care. By this I mean what is your secret guilty pleasure? Binge watching The Barefoot Contessa? Calling in sick to work to sleep in? Whatever you do that brings you the greatest pleasure, do that today with an energy of appreciation and thanks. This will greatly begin the shift of your energy over the next three days. If you have been focusing on manifesting your purpose,

Aug 7 Uranus in Taurus in Retrograde (Mercury in Leo, Pluto/ Saturn in Capricorn, Neptune in Pisces, Mars in Aquarius, and Chiron in Aries are in retrograde).

Our 7th planet has entered into retrograde today. Uranus in Taurus in the 12th house is now in retrograde signaling the beginning of a revolution of perspective. Think Alice in Wonderland’s Cheshire Cat “Can you stand on your head?”. How open are you to change? Today is a beautiful day to break from convention and take that chance that you’ve been working towards. As this is a time of retrograde, if the pieces aren’t already in place then today is the day to write the plan, do the research, and receive insight from the Universe so you can follow your dreams. Be open. The world is waiting for you.

After that we have the Lion’s Gate on Thursday, August 8th. At that time we have an opportunity to take advantage of a portal that allows us to access the unfiltered energy of Leo. Correlated with the infinity symbol, the number 8 symbolizes our strength to achieve our desires through a can do attitude and will alone. It is the Strength card in Tarot, a steadfast woman holding open the mouth of the lion, confident in her ability to handle the powerful animal (her internal and external desires).

When we align with the energy of the Lion’s Gate, we open ourselves to our true self. We remove the masks of our consciousness and dive directly into our spirit. Over the past few months you have cleanses, cleared, and refined your life, goals, and purpose. Although there is still work to be done you have the opportunity to use your will to move your desires from the astral to the material realms. The unending figure 8 symbolizes the connection between all realms and the flow of spirit/energy. Above all else we are timeless and our souls exist in eternity.

So how do we tap into this energy? If we look at Leo the Lion, the 8, and the energy of Summer we are called to the light. Spend time outside in the sun, meditate with a candle, use warming essential oils such as cardamon, clove, and ginger, eat foods that are light and full of water. Keep your heart light so that your spirit is able to soar unburdened into the space of creation. For what we enter during the Lion’s Gate is the 8th Gate. I have spoken of the 8th Gate often. Within that 8th gate, we are in a space of pure creation and freedom. True Sovereignty. This time correlates with the winter’s energy of reflection and shadow work through the underworld where we enter the 8th gate. Our divine masculine is now within the underworld entering the 8th gate through the light. During this Lion’s Gate we release our hold to attachments so that we are able to dream. So this is a powerful time for dream work, shaman journey’s and sound healing.

Dream wildly my loves. Leave what you do not need behind so that you can be the ruler of your being.

Much love to you all,

Kamilah Rose

August Journal Prompt

August Journal Prompt

 

Greetings beloveds,

We are feeling the heat which moves us towards our dreams. Here is your August Journal Prompt:

Summer Embroidery by Susie Clevenger

“Summer embroiders

sunflowers in grass

heat stitched in yellow and green”.

Write 10 things that make you smile. Then go and do, be, or create one of those things. The more we are in a state of joy or happiness the more we draw what we want to us.

Happy Journaling!

-Kamilah Rose

August Planetary Placements

Greetings beloveds!

Here’s your August Astrology.

Aug 6 Venus enters Libra

Venus returns home to the sign of Libra in the 7th house today until September 9th (the new moon in Virgo). This is a significant event as 6 is the number associated with Venus and Libra. I have two recommendations for today depending on where you are in your path. One way to take advantage of this energy is to practice a very nourishing form of self-care. By this I mean what is your secret guilty pleasure? Binge watching The Barefoot Contessa? Calling in sick to work to sleep in? Whatever you do that brings you the greatest pleasure, do that today with an energy of appreciation and thanks. This will greatly begin the shift of your energy over the next three days. If you have been focusing on manifesting your purpose,

Aug 7 Uranus in Taurus in Retrograde (Mercury in Leo, Pluto/ Saturn in Capricorn, Neptune in Pisces, Mars in Aquarius, and Chiron in Aries are in retrograde).

Our 7th planet has entered into retrograde today. Uranus in Taurus in the 12th house is now in retrograde signaling the beginning of a revolution of perspective. Think Alice in Wonderland’s Cheshire Cat “Can you stand on your head?”. How open are you to change? Today is a beautiful day to break from convention and take that chance that you’ve been working towards. As this is a time of retrograde, if the pieces aren’t already in place then today is the day to write the plan, do the research, and receive insight from the Universe so you can follow your dreams. Be open. The world is waiting for you.

Aug 11 New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo

I’ll have a review for this energy up in a few days.

Aug 12 Mars Retrograde enters Capricorn

The Mars retrograde gets grounded in the soothing energy of Capricorn today. From the unpredictable energy of Aquarius we find ourselves being a bit more…petty. Capricorns enjoy activity that is logical, entertaining, and contributes to their long term goals. Now that you’ve been able to understand how you feel it’s time to do something about it.

Aug 19 Mercury Goes Direct and Jupiter trine Neptune

Whoop whoop Mercury is direct today! All that work that we’ve done on the 6th, 7th, and 8th are ready to be put into action. With support from Jupiter trine Neptune we get intense support to manifesting our dreams through the use of Mars retrograde in Capricorn. My one piece of advice? MOVE SLOW. Make sure that you are really putting in the work to create well developed plans. Also be true to yourself. With all the retrograde energies in Capricorn if you are not being honest this will come back to bite you as we move into the fall.

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo

FINALLY, all of that energy you wanted to put into being hypercritical and nitpick at yourself and everyone else can come out to play. It’s gleaning season. Time to review what you have planted since March to see what is worth being kept and what needs to go in the compost bin. If you have some type A or Earth sign friends this is their time to shine. Have a real conversation with them (you may have to pay them…Earth signs don’t play with their money) about what you’ve been working on and what your long term goals are. They will help you to see clearly what is and is not working. From there you can put your energy towards what actually serves you. This will help you make progress towards meeting your goals. This is the season of discernment. Don’t worry you’ll weigh it all out in a month as we balance out our doing and resting energy.

Aug 25 Jupiter sequiquadrate Chiron

Aug 26 Full Moon in Pisces

Check back soon for the Full Moon in Pisces reading.

Aug 27 Mars goes Direct

Our second planet to go direct this month. Mercury started off the end of retrograde season shifting our energy from reflection to movement. Mars direct allows us to start making moves on what was reviewed when Mars retrograde moved into Capricorn. The seeds have been planted and Capricorn is here to help us push through the inertia of fear towards the satisfaction of productivity. Take advantage of this when you can because as we move into fall you’ll be feeling the chill vibes as we slow down for the feminine’s trip into the underworld.

Total Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon in Aquarius: Emergency Spiritual Preparedness Kit

Blog- Emergency Spiritual Preparedness Kit

Greetings beloveds!

Ohh we have been going through it haven’t we? You caught up in some drama? Folks with your name in their mouth, creditors coming out of no where, ex-partners all up in your DM’s, parents acting like they still pay your bills? Oh yes, welcome to the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aquarius. Luckily Leo season is upon us and we are moving out of the shady Cancer energy into the light. First, all those roaches that came out during that Cancer energy need to get dealt with. The light of the sun will make it easy to see everyone for who they are. Yes some folks became butterfly’s but others are just slime.

Now this might feel like an emergency. A mental, emotional, psychological, energetic, or even physical emergency. In Public Health, we utilize Emergency Preparedness practices to make sure that when things go south we are prepared. As a part of that we have an emergency kit. I encourage you to create your own emergency kit to ease your mind during these trying times.

Since we specialize in the spiritual here I have created an Emergency Spiritual Preparedness Kit List and Elixir for this Full Moon. So gather your supplies, take care of yourselves and remember – put on your oxygen mask first.

Emergency Spiritual Preparedness Kit Extended Guide

  • Sacred/Blessed Water – Whether you use rose, holy, moon, water from a sacred site or water that you’ve blessed yourself, keep some sacred water on deck.
  • Offering – food, incense, water, item or crystal
  • Candle or other form of fire
  • Crystal Support Kit – Rose Quartz (heart), Clear Quartz (clearing), Smoky or Black Tourmaline (protection), labradorite or lapis lazuli (spirit), and your power crystal.
  • Bell or chime
  • Ritual Feather or Fan
  • Ritual Oil
  • Vinegar for banishing
  • Honey, Maple Syrup or other Syrup (sweetener/attraction)
  • Journal
  • Sacred Texts or books
  • Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt, Black Salt (clearing)

We got this!

-Kamilah Rose

Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius: Weathering the Storm

Copy of New Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in CancerGreetings beloveds,

I usually try to put a positive spin on things. Share ways to navigate the energy that we encounter so that we can come out on top. But it’s time to be real and face what is so that we can consciously shape what is to come.

This total lunar eclipse full moon in Aquarius is going to be a difficult one. We have already been feeling the effects of this energy combined with that of the retrogrades. Aquarius full moon energy is unpredictable in that it holds access to infinite possibilities and options. We can be anything. We can do anything. Yet, this energy is confined within th universal laws. Even as we evolve and grow spiritually, the energy of the surrounding planets express their influence on our expansive being. Aquarius wants to explore these possibilities. It feels the walls of the surrounding planets in Earth signs with Uranus in Taurus, Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn, and Venus in Virgo. Yet, the water flows freely as the fire of the sun in Leo ignites the ability for summer energy to transform from solid/liquid to vapor and escape the confines of who we thought we should be. Of who others say we should be. Of who we think we are. It is free. Aquarius wants us to be free, even if that takes tearing everything apart in the process.

From what was comes the energy of what can be. Infinite possibilities. That is the realm of the full moon in Aquarius. Combine that with an eclipse and you have the opportunity for large scale humanitarian efforts. The solutions to issues that have existed for centuries will not be solved in a day, month, or even years. They require consistent changes that become habits then social norms. That is why living your truth is so important. Each time someone attempts to police your clothing, language, way of life and you conform you lose a little bit of who you are. So, stand strong and follow the path of love.

Love suggests that we kind to all living things (seen and unseen) with firm boundaries built on self-love. Come back to this truth over and over during the next moon cycle because life is going to test you. It is going to play you. So be ready. This month, we walk the walk and talk the talk. We love ourselves so set boundaries and practice self-care. We love each other which means holding people accountable. We love all living creatures (pets, wild life, insects-everything!). We love the earth and all it’s elements. We take care of the earth recycling, being mindful of our consumption habits and what we produce. It’s our responsibility to care for this planet and we will take this seriously.

Happy Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse! Check in Wednesday for the Full Moon Elixir and ritual.

-Kamilah Rose

Vegan Lemon Pie Filling and Pudding

Greetings beloveds!

It’s summer and there’s nothing better than a cold glass of fresh squeezed lemonade. If you’re looking for something a little more filling (lol) try out this Vegan Lemon Pie Filling and Pudding Recipe.

Kamilah’s Vegan Lemon Pie and Pudding Recipe

  • 4 medium or large lemons (about half a cup of lemon juice)
  • 3 medium or large bananas
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Tablespoon of Tamari Sauce
  • Additional liquid sweetener of your choice if desired

 

Peal, cut, and remove the insides of the banana’s and avocados. Place these in your high speed blender.

Juice your lemons, then add that to your blender.

Finally, add the Tamari sauce to your mixture.

I recommend adding maybe a small small bit of sweetner to the mix. The banana”s will make this mixture already sweet so do not go overboard. Start small because you can always add more if you desire.

Blend your mixture on high.

If the mixture is to “wet” add an additional banana or avocado.

Remove the mixture from the blender. For pie, use this with your favorite no bake crust . For pudding, place in a freezer safe container.  Then place either your pie or pudding in the freezer for 3 -4 hours to set. You can then spoon these into serving dishes with berries, graham crackers, granola or any other topping you like. You

Enjoy!

Kamilah Rose

Find Your Water Type: Solid, Liquid or Gas

 

IN PARIS (1)

 

Greetings beloveds,

We are firmly in the season of water, rebirth, and healing. To expand our concepts of how we relate to water let’s talk about the different versions of water and how we take on these characteristics.

Solid: When water is  a solid, the molecules are moving slower and spread out taking up more space. This makes them less dense so that ice weighs less than water as a liquid. Ice represents slowing down and taking our time. It is the energy of observation, being outside of time, and rumination. When we are dealing with heavy issues we need that density to feel closer to the earth and ground ourselves in the reality of what needs to be addressed.

Shadow: When it is too cold, there is a limitation in what is possible because everything SLOWS down. During the winter, in areas that experience ice and snow, this type of weather can bring death. Either from blocking access to resources, freezing temperatures, or other complications. In all forms water can give life and water can take life. When we slow down to the point where we are frozen in place no longer growing or living fully, we lose our most valuable resource: time.

Liquid: This is the form of water we are most familiar with. It is the water we drink, use to cook, bath, clean, play, and restore our souls. This is the energy of temperance-balance. Too cold and it begins to freeze. Too hot and it’s uncomfortable to work with. Yet water flows throughout our world providing life without discrimination.

Shadow: Anyone who has ever been in a thunderstorm, tropical storm, hurricane or other weather occurrence knows the power of water in it’s liquid form. On the other hand, not having enough water is just as catastrophic causing our bodies, the land, all living things to eventually shrivel up and die. Through the shadow of liquid water, we come to appreciate the importance of balance, compassion, and the fragility of life. We realize that in order to survive we must take care of ourselves and each other, otherwise we will perish.

Gas: Vapor as the form of water that is least visible is as a gaseous state. It is ALWAYS present around us. Vapor represents the lighter side of water energy that does more than flows, it flies. The same element that fuels our body and allows for us to create also calls us to throw off the baggage which keeps us captive. Vapor is free of restraints and cannot be contained. It is the spark of life that lifts us out of the doldrums into the freedom of infinite space.

Shadow: What could be the shadow of such a light and airy form of water? Lack of depth. When we move to far into our imaginations, lack connections to our physical realm, or avoid responsibilities because they feel like “too much” we eventually evaporate into air. We completely disconnect from who we are and where we came from. Although it is tempting to not have anything that holds you down or has negative energy, without doing the work we miss the opportunity to grow. Allow yourself to expand without forgetting that this is a process that will bring you back to this moment of weightlessness again and again.

 

New Moon in Cancer: Shadow Work and Friday the 13th

New Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in Cancer

Greetings beloveds,

I know that everyone has been doing their work, right? Digging in deep to see what your attachments, writing your intentions, evaluating your goals, and spending every evening in Epsom salt, essential oils, and rose petals…no? Lol well that’s understandable. The luxury market of self-care market may not be available to everyone and the question really  brings us to the shadow of the new moon in Cancer eclipse.

This is a unique event coupled with Friday the 13 the next day. In Tarot, the 13 card is the Death Card representing change, rebirth, and initiation. Ruled by Scorpio, Death is an invitation to explore the depths of your soul. Scorpio is afraid of nothing. They thrive within the underworld where we find the truth of who we are.  If we are looking for an opportunity to heal and integrate our higher/lower consciousness then this full moon is the perfect time to do so.

Jupiter in Scorpio going direct coupled with all of this energy is calling us to let old ideas, versions of our self, and parts of our stories that hold us in unhealthy patterns to die. When we write down our story, we are able to reflect and see where we could be living according to the 3 Lies.

Three Lies

When we live according to The Three Lies we move further and further away from who we truly are. This new moon, commit to being aware and present. This will allow for you to see when you are following The Three Lies. Then take a deep breath and come back to who you really are.

Next week, we’ll dive into how to heal from trauma through rewriting our stories.

Love you,

-Kamilah Rose