Moon Phases: The Moon in Capricorn-Crystals

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Greetings beloved,

The Moon has moved into Capricorn during the waxing gibbous phase. This is the energy of the builder. Capricorns take abstract universal knowledge and transform it into practical systems and societies. They create the Earth as we know it so that we can survive. This is not an easy energy to carry which can make this time feel heavy if you are finding yourself with too many projects or tasks to accomplish. It is wise to remember that while there are some responsibilities that must be attended to there are some tasks that we choose to take on that can be shifted to another person or time. Your worth is not determined by what you accomplish. You are worthy because you exist. Capricorn calls for us to look completing projects while also leaving room for celebration even if for a moment. Remember it is during Capricorn season that many of the Holy Days for various religions occur. That is why Capricorns work as hard as they do. Yes, partly for themselves but also for those that they care about. So that they are able to see what they have contributed to the world and have it be appreciated for the effort that it took to manifest these outcomes. Today ask yourself what motivates you? Why do you do what you do? Be easy on yourself, excellence takes time.

You might also be feeling a bit more frisky during this time as Capricorns are a sensual sign. Although they are very serious when needed they take their connection to all PHYSICAL aspects of life. Feel free to explore these urges if you wish using safe practices. If anything Capricorns can teach us to be mindful of what we do and how it can affect us long term. Perform any form self-care that you can for yourself today no matter how small of an act. Taking care of yourself will not only improve your attitude but lower stress levels allowing for you to accomplish even more of the tasks that you have set for yourself. Realistic self-care practices include things such as having a cup of your favorite drink, taking a quick nap, completing a 5 minute breath exercise or even taking a moment to connect with your favorite crystal. If you are looking for some assistance connecting to the physical energy of the Moon in order to manifest here on Earth, here are some crystals that might be able to help.

Key Crystals and Metal Associated with the Moon:

Moonstone, Selenite (Peach), Oligocrase, Opal, Silver, Crystals that are Blue, White, Opaque, and Grey.

With love,

-Rose

Moon Phases: Waxing Gibbous Moon in Capricorn

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Today the Moon is fully in Capricorn and waxing gibbous. During this time you may find yourself building up to the manifestation energy of the Full Moon. The energy of this time is of outward movement and action. Think of it as the night before a major presentation and you find yourself feeling anticipation tinged with a little fear, that’s where we are right now. You might be the person who is OVER prepared and has your entire presentation memorized. Or perhaps you are just starting your presentation at 9 PM. Either way we know that things are coming to a head. Want to know what you will find during the Full Moon? Take a look at your July New Moon reading, dreams, or intentions but also take a look at what all was occurring at January’s New Moon in Aquarius energy as this the counterpoint for the Full Moon in Aquarius we will be encountering on Monday. In general, this is a time that emphasizes connections and social interactions. This is centered on family and those who you feel most secure with as the Moon is in Capricorn who is all about material security (which can manifest in connecting with those who can bring them material success). Couple this with Leo season and you have the perfect recipe for networking and social climbing. Send out that email, text, make that video, write that blog, or do whatever makes you feel seen and a part of the world around you. This might just be a trip to Target! This is your time, use it.

-Rose

Moon Cycles: Moon in Sagittarius

autumn moments (1) Greetings beloveds,

Today the moon is waxing gibbous in Sagittarius. The Moon in Sagittarius compels us to align with Truth (yes with a capitol T). This search for Truth can lead you into many adventures as it is not something that you will find in any textbook, back of a cereal box or in a song. It’s something that can only be found by your expanding your field of knowledge and understanding to reflect the internal compass of truth that resides within us all. In an ever-changing world, your adventures will last many lifetimes, therefore go out today and learn something new. Go to a new restaurant, take a different way home, sign up for a class or turn in your resume for that job you’ve always dreamed of. The Moon in Sagittarius calls for you to use your principals to discern when you encounter these new insights whether they are a part of your personal or universal truth. Be bold like the Centaur. Find your balance and stand firm like the archer so that your arrows will fly true. It is then that you will feel the freedom that comes from alignment with self.

Lastly, Sagittarius rules over the thighs so spend time stretching, massaging, and giving those strong muscles so love. They carry you through each day and every new adventure supporting your every move. Return the favor. I plan on taking a long bath this evening with my favorite Epsom salts and my moon oil/herb blend.

-Rose

Reflections: Completion and Planning

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Greetings beloveds,

July flew by and now we are in August. I cannot believe that half of this year is gone and that we are moving into the darker part of the year. Do you already feel the call of Fall? I have to say, as an October baby, I am biased in believing that Autumn is the best season of them all. The pumpkins, the cider, the hot chocolate, cool temps, watching the leaves change. It’s just everything. But we aren’t quite there yet. In fact we are deep in the heart of Summer and eclipse season.

This Summer is really calling for us to get clear on who we are, what we want to do, and where we want to be in the world. July saw me working through some huge projects and really ironing out the details on things I would like to manifest in the Fall and Winter. I am still finishing up these projects but the larger part of developing the ideas is finished. I am overall going with the flow though as the spirit of water which rules summer suggests. Here at the Bliss Institute we will be moving deeper into the ways of water in our space, our actions, and our beliefs. We’ll also be finishing up our review of the Moon and it’s many elements. This month will be a time of completion and long term planning.

Here’s to August and finishing our plans.

-Rose

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Greetings beloveds,

Today the moon is waxing gibbous and moving from Scorpio to Sagittarius. I have been feeling slower and wanting to spend time finishing up some projects.  I have also been finding myself speaking more of my truth without caring so much of what others will think of me. There’s a sad cool front coming through and a lovely dreary evening upon us. I want you to get in on this perfect magic weather so check out this video to get you in the mood.

With love,

Rose

Moon Phases: Moon in Scorpio

Move Like WaterGreetings beloveds,

Today’s moon is waxing gibbous in Scorpio. A Scorpio moon is all about subconscious desires and drives. You may find yourself drawn to creative ways to express these drives and if you cannot you may find yourself having some very interesting dreams tonight. Do not forget that there is a tremendous amount of creative energy in sexual activities so if you cannot think of any other way to express yourself that’s always an option. Be mindful though that Scorpio rules the sexual organs so be kind to yourself during this time. Make sure you are practicing safe sex practices always loves. If you find you have issues with anything related to your reproductive system this is also an excellent time to seek assistance from an expert to address your concerns.

All I know is that I am quite tired so I’m off to bed early today.

-Rose

Moon Phases: The First Quarter

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Today the Moon is in Scorpio and the first quarter. We have moved firmly into the underworld as we begin to dive deep into the psyche. The energy of the first quarter has been termed “The Crusader” by Steven Forrest in The Book of the Moon. Today I feel compelled to plan for the future. Perhaps this is due to the tension that exists between the idealism of the crescent phase versus the reality of the gibbous phase. The waxing phases of the moon move us from introspection to outward creation. Here we find ourselves bringing the ideas and dreams that we became aware of during the darker phases of the moon into the light of fruition with the full moon. Where do you want to be? What are you fighting through the dark to create? What are you willing to sacrifice everything for? This is the time to use the momentum of breaking free of the shell to propel yourself forward to success.

I spent today figuring the numerology for the rest of this year and the next five years to begin the creation of a five year plan. This includes the personal year number, then the period number which divides the year into three equal segments, ending with the numbers for each month. This provides an overview of the general numerological energy for the next five years. From this I will begin to map out a plan of when are the best times to move forward with different aspects of my plans such as vacations, business, and relationship work. There are some golden months in each of these years. Hopefully, I may be able to offer this as a service in the future.

So off to finish my write up. Cheers!

 -Rose

Moon Phases: Waning Crescent in Libra and the South Node in Libra

 

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Greetings beloveds,

Before the Moon moves into Scorpio, here are the qualities of the Moon in Libra. Beauty, perfection, partnership, balance, and justice are key words associated with Libra. When the Moon is in Libra, we find ourselves feeling drawn towards finding and expressing our personal expression of beauty through many forms such as adornment, art, or dance. You may also feel like developing closer partnerships through friends, family, business, or with nature. Be mindful of avoiding conflict in an effort to maintain the peace as Libra’s are notorious for repressing anger, frustration, and other feelings that they do not believe aligns with their beautiful nature. Lastly, you may also find yourself contemplating what perfection means to you. Accepting that you are perfect as you are right now will make this time much easier especially before the Moon moves in Scorpio taking us deep within our psyche. Libra Moon’s call our attention to the hips, kidneys, and bladder so be mindful of what you consume during this time that can either negatively or positively effect this organs and body parts. Great ways to care for yourself during this time include drinking lots of water and gentle hip opening stretches.

It is fairly easy to find the position of your North and South Node. You can use a general natal chart program, I personally use astro.com, or you can find a list of the dates where the NN was online by googling it. This will not let you know what house your Node was in though so it is worth it to use a program that will allow you to see your full natal chart. Accessing your chart will also let you determine what moon phase your SN is in.

My North Node is at 2 degrees Aries in the first house and my South Node (SN) is 2 degrees Libra in the seventh house with a moon that is 23 degrees Leo in the fifth house. All of this might sound like mumbo jumbo to you but it does serve a purpose. Earlier we found that I was born in the Waning Crescent phase of the Moon cycle with my Moon 281 degrees out from my Sun in Libra in the 7th house. The same system can be used with the nodes of the moon to see where the SN is in relation to the Moon. By counting counterclockwise from the placement of my SN to my Moon we find that my Moon is also in the Waning Crescent phase 214 degrees ahead of the SN. What does all this mean? My SN indicates that I have learned the value of relationships, partnerships, and the importance of justice. Now it is time to learn how to balance that life lesson by understanding the gifts that Aries energy brings about being a solid individual who is able to express and fully know themselves. My energetic journey is shifting from we to me in a healthy manner specifically about sovereignty and expressing anger. Basically, take the attributes both positive and negative of the sign and house that your Nodes are in and this will let you know what lessons you have already learned and the ones you need to learn during this life time.

-Rose

Moon Phases: The Nodes

Greetings beloveds,

Sometimes it takes me longer to “get” things. I circumvent the issue looking at all the moving parts while not focusing on the central issue. It just feels to real sometimes to look things head on. But I know that eventually the orbits will cross paths and an eclipse will occur. Things will be shaken up which could be catastrophic or miraculous. You never know what the outcome will be but you know it will change everything. I hang on to this. To the hope that things will change for the better with the reality that they may not loosely floating around in the back of my mind.

How to cope with change and not let the world around us decide who we are or will be is just one of the lessons we learn over time. I am feeling this energy deeply right now as the Moon is Waning Crescent in Libra. My Sun, Mars, and South Node. Looking at the bigger picture of what could be and what we are here to learn serves as the perfect introduction to the Nodes of the Moon, When I first heard about a North and South Node I was like, oh Lord another thing to learn about. Honestly, it was a bit confusing and I did not really “get” it. So, I sat on it. I did not push myself to understand what this new concept meant or how it might affect my life. Yet, since dedicating myself to a full cycle of self-reflection while connecting with the moon, topics that felt like they were too much seem more approachable. With that being said, let’s talk about the Nodes.

The Nodes of the Moon are points where the Moon’s orbit crosses the ecliptic or path that the Sun rotates on which creates a plane that we use to reference other planets orbital paths called the ecliptic plane. When the Moon’s orbit crosses into the northern part of the ecliptic that is the point labeled as the North Node. The same goes for crossing into the southern portion of the ecliptic creating the South Node. We see the Nodes change constellations about every year and a half as they move around the Earth.

The Nodes are seen to represent our past and our future. The astrological sign that they North Node falls in shows us how we can move forward and grow. The qualities, behaviors, and ideas that we are here to learn. Our North Node is the map to the next step. The South Node shows us what we have already learned, experienced, and done. It is point A on this current trip holding all the energy of where we have been with all the possibilities of where we can go. You may or may not believe in karma, as you may not follow the practice through which karma exists. If you do, our South Node expresses the qualities of our karma, or what we have carried forth with us over our lifetimes.

Tomorrow I’ll look at what my nodes mean and the energy the Moon in Libra brings to us.

-Rose