Lunar Cycles

New Moon in Aries: Passion Ignited

Passion flowers (passiflora) A new moon is a reminder that we can be — and are — reborn each month. We can start afresh, begin new projects, or step into a new perspective. And this new moon is the first of the astrological year, reminding us that we can also look at projects of a… Continue reading New Moon in Aries: Passion Ignited

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

New Moon in Pisces: Awakening and Blossoming

As you get into the Pisces energetic flow, feel your creative energy arise, “spring up”, and embrace all that this cleansing awakens, reveals and enables — the blossoming of your inner self.

Lunar Cycles

New Moon in Libra: Right Relationship

New Moon Blessings! The Super New Moon on October 16th arrives at 19:31 UTC in the sign of Libra, a Cardinal sign signifying initiation, and is aligned with the element Air, such a cerebral sign. Air can bring change and inspiration, a gentle refreshing breeze or knock us down with heavy gusts! Air is life, death… Continue reading New Moon in Libra: Right Relationship

Lunar Cycles

New Moon in Leo: Courageous Dreams

The New Moon in Leo arrives August 19 @2:41 UTC (August 18 @ 7:41 PM PDT) and brings with it a new monthly theme: Courageous Dreams. Recently we experienced the power and illumination of the Lion’s Gate 8:8 Portal — a cosmic alignment of the Earth, Sun and the star Sirius, the brightest star in… Continue reading New Moon in Leo: Courageous Dreams

Wheel of the Year

Harness the energy of Summer Solstice

Fire Dance by Julia C R Gray Many of us look forward to celebrating Summer Solstice — by whatever name or tradition calls to us, such as MidSummer, Samhradh (Irish), Litha, Alban Hefin — which this year (2020) arrives on June 20th at 21:44 UTC in the Northern Hemisphere.  And, of course, those in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating… Continue reading Harness the energy of Summer Solstice

Lunar Cycles

New Moon in Aquarius 2020: Quickening

Blessings on the New Moon in Aquarius 2020 which arrives January 24th, at 1:42 PM Pacific Time, which some observe as Lunar Imbolc (Northern Hemisphere) or Lunar Lughnasadh (Southern Hemisphere). And perhaps most importantly, this New Moon heralds the beginning of a new Lunar Year — the first of the decade  — which in Chinese… Continue reading New Moon in Aquarius 2020: Quickening

Lunar Cycles

Weaving the Threads of Life

Blessings on the New Moon in Libra!This month's lunar theme is inspired by the wisdom of The Crone. As the year tilts towards darkness and winter’s rest (in the Northern Hemisphere) — the time of the Crone and An Cailleach — we are gaining a much deeper understanding of our own life and our connections… Continue reading Weaving the Threads of Life

Lunar Cycles

Candle Magick for the New Moon

If you've ever made a wish while blowing out a birthday candle, you've done candle magick! This is the most simple type of spell-casting and is a great way to create intention and support you in manifesting your goals. I especially love combining this with my New Moon soul work (which, for me, is usually… Continue reading Candle Magick for the New Moon

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon

I originally shared this well-known ritual (and there are many variations) in a post a couple of years ago, but decided it needed to be shared again all on its own! DRAWING DOWN THE MOON This rite can be done during the Full Moon OR New Moon energy, alone or in Circle, and can be… Continue reading Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon

Divination Techniques & Tools, Lunar Cycles

Lunar theme for August: Everyday Sacred

The New Moon in Leo ♌︎ arrives on August 1st at 03:12 UTC, which for me here in Vancouver Canada is July 31st at 8:12 PM. For those of us in North America (and elsewhere), this is a Black Moon, i.e. the second New Moon in a single calendar month (i.e. July). For the rest… Continue reading Lunar theme for August: Everyday Sacred