Spiritual Muse: A Blog

New Moon in Libra

On Saturday September 28th 2019, at 11:26 PST and 2:26 pm est the moon becomes new in Libra. Libra is related to Venus, balance, and the 7th house, the house of relationships. Venus is all about love so the moon will influence balance in our relationships and the love in our lives.

The fixed star Zaniah, within the Libra constellation, plays a big part in this new moon. We will be social and interested in educational pursuits to advance ourselves. You may find yourself extra charming around this time. 

The new moon is also quincunx Uranus. This can bring about changes that may cause us anxiety. It’s important to be flexible and to know that you don’t have to change your entire direction. Small changes will prove very beneficial and big changes that have been planned will go smoothly at this time. A small change in routine could be just what the doctor ordered.

Venus sextile Jupiter. This only magnifies the social energy in the air. Be confident and know you’ve got this in the bag. Your charisma will come easily at this time so go out and chat it up. That being said, try not to be argumentative for the sake of argument.

With this new moon ask yourself, how are my relationships doing? Are there any negotiations I’ve been putting off that I can use this charisma to accomplish? Am I feeling codependent or like I’ve lost my identity in any relationships? How is my self love practice?

I wish you all the blessings this Libra new moon! Thanks for reading.

Pisces Full Moon 2019

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On September 14th at 12:33am est we have a full moon in Pisces. For those on the west coast the moon will be at it’s fullest at 9:33pm pst, on, that’s right, Friday the 13th. But don’t fret, Friday the 13th is actually traditionally Venus’s day and a wonderful time to honor the Divine feminine. And what a perfect sign to relate to our divine feminine but Pisces, our only fully water dwelling sign in the zodiac.

Pisces is the healer and the dreamer, all about the deep waters of our subconscious and our emotions. Pisces is also the 12th and final sign of our zodiac. This harvest Moon, will bring about a huge energetic release with this emotional ending of this moon cycle as well as the zodiac cycle.

Pisces is ruled by Neptune, and with the two sitting so close in the sky, they are vibing high and sending us the inspiration and spiritual guidance to change our lives and let go of some huge baggage. Neptune is square Jupiter which can lead to embarrassment or disappointment so it’s better to be skeptical than gullible. Mars is opposite Neptune which can bring about discouragement, weakness, and inadequacy. This can lead to competition and misdirected energy. You may need to get a reality check on your expectations. The moon is also conjunct Neptune  which increases emotional sensitivity, insecurity and confusion. Once again we have to realize the difference between fantasy and reality.

Mars is also square Jupiter which leads to more energy, initiative and risk taking. You want to avoid impulsive actions. The moon  moon osquare The Jupiter can lead to overconfidence and excess. Moon opposite Mars leads to moodiness and short tempers. Minor interractions can turn to fights. Relationships suffer from impulsive actions or aggressive instincts. Do your best to channel your energy towards your own tasks at this time to avoid the hostility of others.

The moon sextile Pluto is just perfect for a pisces moon. The energy of Pluto is powerful, intense and greatly linked to the subconscious. Deeply burried feelings are exposed and relationships will evolve deeper or may implode. Let your intuition guide you, it will never steer you wrong.

Finally, my favorite part of this full moon is that it takes place in the constellation of Phoenix. And if you follow mythology, you probably know that the Phoenix is a magical bird who rises up stronger from the ashes of it’s predicessor. This constellation is all about power, ambition, and a pioneering spirit. So if this moon causes chaos in your life and it feels like you’re left with rubble and ash, remember the story of the Phoenix and as a new cycle begins you will soar even higher.

 

 

 

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.