Spiritual Muse: A Blog

Full Moon in Aquarius

On August 15th, 2019 at 8:29 am est, we have a full moon in Aquarius. This will usher in change and progress. It’s a time to let go and find a balance between trying to be everything for everyone and having genuine relationships.

Ask yourself: have I lost the romance in my life? Have I been listening to my heart? Have I allowed myself to move forward? 

Venus, Mars and Pluto all also play a role in this full moon. Venus and Mars are opposite the moon and Pluto is quincunx the moon.

Venus conjunct the sun brings up our love life, creativity, and finances. Normally, it’s a good omen for love and friendship and brings about social, peaceful and harmonious vibes. However, because the moon is opposite the moon it triggers a need for love and affection. This may bring about loneliness that could lead one to lower their standards. So if you feel that way, stay home instead and offer yourself some self love instead. If you’re in a relationship this could bring up some issues, but as long as the relationship is strong, a good conversation could actually be really cathartic.

 The moon opposite Mars can lead to short tempers and moodiness. So if you notice yourself feeling this way, channel your energy to more productive tasks. Mars is the go-getter planet so use that energy! It’s also a great time to compete and that’s another great use of this Mars energy. It’s also super important to think about compromising especially with Venus and relationships at play.

Pluto also brings up love and relationships. You might find yourself at a turning point, feeling powerless. But you have all the power to transform your life! You may, however, once again, want to see if compromise can help.  Pluto also wants to remind us to be careful who we build relationships with and make sure they are healthy for both us, and the other person.

Whew! So this is a great time to focus on our relationships not only with others but with ourselves. Balance is key. And don’t forget that a full moon is always an excellent time to let go of anything that doesn’t serve you.

 My favorite full moon ritual? Take a piece of paper, write down everything you want to release and then burn that shit! 

Interesting in a full moon reading? I offer tarot card readings, rune readings and moon readings to let you know what house the moon is in for you and what that means!

 

What are Runes?

Runes are an ancient alphabet develops by the Nords and other Germanic people. Think of them more like pictographs than letters, they each tell their own story. They can be used to divine the future and are one of my own favorite forms of divination. There is a lot to learn, and I am by no means an expert but I wanted to share the set of runes I work with and their meanings.

WYRD is the only blank rune it represents fate/destiny/everything and nothing/limitless potential

Elder Futhark

 

 

 

Sources:

Runes

https://sonsofvikings.com/blogs/history/viking-runes-guide-runic-alphabet-meanings-nordic-celtic-letters

The Float Experience

Have you ever thought about trying sensory deprivation? Well, two weekends ago, I finally got to experience it. It was scary, relaxing, and exhilarating all at the same time. This is my story of trying a flotation tank.

As a regular student of meditation and lover of all things odd, I have wanted to try out a flotation tank for years. This year, my fiance got me a gift card for my birthday. While working full time and running a business, I both desperately needed some relaxation but also have a hard time finding time. So finally, 3 months later, I made my way to the flotation center on a Sunday afternoon.

When I got there the place was in a strip mall next to various shops and restaurants. I walked inside and the young girl at the front desk greeted me by name. She was in a cute outfit with a flow-y top and I thought, wow, what a cool place to work. It smelled a bit of chlorine or some other chemical- I looked it up and apparently some spas use chlorine or bromine and “ozone” or UV light to cleanse after use.

She led me inside and gave me a quick explanation of how it all would work. It was 2:30 when I arrived, then I got a ten minute explanation, a 10 minute shower, 60 minutes in the pod, and a final 10 minute shower. I stood looking at the “pod” which was basically a big white acrylic pool with a lid and two metal bars that could open or close it. Her introduction was probably more like 2 minutes or less because I had no questions and just wanted to get going. She told me about the “help” button, the button to turn on the light and the squirt bottle in case I got salt in my eyes.

When she left I hopped in the shower very quickly, took off my jewelry, and got into the pod. And yes, you do go in NAKED. It is really up to you but if you’re comfortable with it, I highly suggest it. They say it is better for the full meditative experience.

I closed the lid and turned off the light. I will admit I got a little freaked out and had to make sure I was not locked inside. Once I tried the handle a few times and it never failed to open, I begin to feel more comfortable.

When I first got in I was amazed at how easily I could just float around in there. I’m pretty short so I could just spring off from one wall to the other. Who said it all has to be about relaxation? Sometimes adults need to act like children and let loose. So once I was done being a mermaid, I started to try to meditate.

It was incredible, how effortlessly your body was suspended in the water. I was having trouble not stiffening my neck, as the girl warned me I might and then I remembered I was supposed to have ear plugs in. I got out and put them in. I got water in my eyes a few times and it burned! I tried spraying them but ended up going to the sink and washing them out. It happened twice until I fully relaxed and kept my head steady. I laughed it off.

As I relaxed, I began to really feel connected to the water. It was hard to tell where I stopped and the water started. I touched my skin and it was slippery and oh so smooth. I felt like a magical, powerful being in her element.

The nature music started, which meant I had extra time because the girls explanation didn’t take up too much time. The nature music lasted for a few minutes and then it went quiet. I found myself coming in and out of meditation but not trying to force anything out of the experience I was just there to witness myself.

Overall, the journey was beautiful. I do not normally sit for a full hour of mediation but this was unique and different. I felt so at peace and calm.