New Moon in Leo July 23rd!

New Moon in Leo @ 0 *

July 23 @  2:48 AM PDT

This New Moon is about to get you Fired Up and is the set up for August and the dynamic Eclipses!

This HOT alignment of Fiery Leo energy includes the Sun, Moon and Mars  all conjunct @ 0 degrees,the beginning of Leo energy ( there are 30 degrees in each sign), plus Mercury and the North Node @26* Leo!  When Leo rules, he rules from the HEART! So get ready to open up your heart, your passion, your unique creative expression, and the courage to be your Authentic Self!

I love the time of Leo! The energy of this sign is all about FUN, Creativity, Openhearted Love and Self Expression!  (Leo time is July 7.22 – 8.22)

Leo is about being Bold, Passionate, and  Fearless…The Spiritual Warrior of the Heart!

Mercury/ North Node is calling us have the courage FEEL our Hearts, and to step into our destiny! This New Moon energy will assist us in gaining greater clarity about our authentic self and what IT needs to feel more alive and on purpose at this time!

In August we have 2 Eclipses ( the 7th and the 21st)….both super powerful in Aquarius/ Leo (a rare 2nd New Moon Total Eclipse in Leo)  which will propel us in the right direction…. more next month!

Saturn in Sagittarius, the Truth Seeker, is about to go direct on August 25th, moving  projects forward again!

As we enter this most dynamic month of the year….setting intentions and planting seeds now  will provide strong roots as August unfolds!

Crystals to use for the Leo New Moon to assist in empowering and manifesting your vision are Tigers Eye, Citrine, Ametrine ( amethyst and citrine combined) Red Jasper, Ruby,  Sunstone…. and any of your personal favorites! So sorry, but my computer is still in the hospital…so I can’t get the grid uploaded!

As you prepare for your ceremony, think about….

Where are you a leader?                                       creative brain

What do you absolutely love?

Are you creating fun and joy?

Is your heart open?

Where do you need to be more courageous?

Where are you Shinning in your life?

What is your Passion…are you living it?

swa moon logoA  side note…..New Moons occur every 29 ½ days when the moon align with the sun in each of the 12 signs. It is a natural time of New Beginnings. The ancients used the timing of the moon as a way of life, from planting to sowing to celebrating.  New moons are about starting anew….hitting the reset button!

 

 

So…..be clear, set your intentions around the natural qualities of Leo, and  Dream BIG, Plan Big, Play Big and Intend BIG!

SeedsofFaith_WebBelow are a few intentions to spark your own desires as you prepare for your New Moon Ceremony. These are  around the natural Leo qualities!

We are doing a beautiful crystal bowl soundbath, meditation, astro overview, and intention setting at the AURA Shop Sunday July 23rd

Come join us…sign up and details here  http://aurashop.com/event/new-moon-ceremony-meditation-july/?instance_id=130

 

Learn-to-Love-How-to-Live-Happily-Ever-After-1-mdnLeo Rules Heart Connections, Romance, Dating, and Intense Love Encounters.

Sample Intentions to encourage personal Love:

I joyously create romance and play in my relationship with………..

I easily re-enter the dating scene in a way that is successful and pleasurable for me!

The perfect loving soul mate is here  NOW!

 

 

Leo Rules Creativity, Enthusiasm, Artistic Expression, Passion, and Self-expression.Courage_Web

Sample Intentions:

I begin each day with enthusiasm and joy!

New creative ideas flow  endlessly into my life!

I am involved in projects that evoke my passion and vital interest!

Leo Rules  Celebration, Fun, Play, Games, Parties, Vacations, and taking risk for excitement.

Sample Intentions:

I intend to do one thing daily that brings me pleasure.

I easily find myself taking risks that bring joy and vitality into my life!

I consciously take time to play and enjoy life!

lion of ozLeo Rules Determination, Self Confidence, Radiance, Leadership, Stamina, and Strength of Purpose,

Sample Intentions:

I truly am confident in all areas of my life!

I always take the perfect right action, creating my desired result!

I release any underlying tendency to sabotage the successful fulfillment of my heart’s desires!

Leo Rules Giving Love, Loyalty, Generosity, Encouragement and Kindness.

Sample Intentions:elethant and cat

I express myself in ways that others KNOW I love them.

I always give love and support to those I love…. no matter what!

I give others the benefit of the doubt.

Feel free to use these or make up your own!

Here is the 411  for your New Moon ceremony.

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Start at the exact time…2:26 AM PDT  or after. You have up to 8 hours to really capture the full intensity of a New Moon.

  1. Get quiet, center, and make your ceremony sacred!
  2. Write your 10 intentions…..by hand….not computer.
  3. Your intentions this month are around the natural qualities of Leo.
  4. After writing your intentions, take a moment to see them complete, feel what it would be like to have them completed, and most importantly, KNOW that the Universe will deliver them to you! Expect Results!
  5. And most importantly…….Have Fun, Get creative, Ignite your passion, Be Courageous, and ALWAYS follow your Hearts Desire!

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Sending  you all Love, Laughter, Passion, and Pleasure!

Stay

Inspired….Connected….Empowered!

Peace and Blessings

Shelley

Full Moon in Capricorn/ Cancer July 9th

 

This is a super powerful, highly emotional Full Moon!

The Moon is conjunct Pluto…..illuminating what is buried  to be released! Deep, dark feelings we have  hidden and not wanted to deal with will probably come to the surface. We are in the middle of a revolution/evolution, and Pluto in Capricorn IS, HAS,and WILL continue to breakdown our social structures and systems, both on the national scene, and in our personal life! The old order is dying, and the new paradigm  is trying to emerge…. all we need to do is to look at the political world scene and our feelings of safety, security, power, lack of it are felt personally!This can be a scary time, so facing our fears, releasing them and having love and compassion for ourselves and others is the Best Practice!

Opposite this Moon/ Pluto aspect  is the Sun conjunct Mars, both in Cancer. Our emotional fears, anger, family  issues ,control and power struggles, are highlighted!

This opposition is forming  squares to both Jupiter in Libra, and Uranus in Aries…. making everything seam bigger than life, and feeling like we just want to break free!!! This  loose grand cross  in Cardinal signs is asking us to make decisions. This is a crossroads moment in time.  We are face to face with what needs to be changed and released! Time to let go of what is old stagnant, corrupt, and diseased, so that new life and directions can be born!!!

Here is a great quote ….particularity for this weekend….”Everyone and everything around you is your teacher” So as weekend unfolds with highly charged feelings, what can you learn? How can you act with love and compassion in the midst of chaos? Taking responsibility for our feelings is the key to navigating this energy. Ground yourself in your Truth, allow others to have their opinions, look for a mature and open hearted resolution. Be a Spiritual warrior for truth and justice for you, your family, and for the world stage! We need YOUR LIGHT!

Take time to go out under the power of this Moonlight, and let all your frustrations go! Write them down,release them to the moon, howl it out, and bless all those challenges for  the many lessons learned,and just surrender to change!! Crystals to use tonight….Moonstone, black onyx or obsidian, rose quartz, and carnelian!

 Stay

Inspired….Connected…..Empowered

Peace and Blessings

                                                                                       Shelley

 

 

July 2017 Overview

Happy Summer and Happy Birthday Cancer!

With the Solar Focus in Cancer, we  turn to nurturing our home, families, ourselves and our feelings! Time to relax and take some very needed breaks,vacations, and just plain old down time! Spending time in nature, heading to the beach, or going for a sail will go a long way in assisting you in sorting out what is important! We are half way thru the year, and lots of shifts and changes have occurred, so this is a re-focus month. August holds 2 powerful eclipses and a Mercury Retrograde, and  will be quite powerful. The energy  this  month will bring to the surface situations that are not working and will help us  and get clear on our priorities.Great insights, inner guidance,and opportunities occur when we just relax, let go, and allow the universe to support us! Living in the flow is what this Cancer energy is all about, so just dive in….it only last the first 3 weeks of the month!

Things will begin to heat up the 20th, when Mars joins Mercury in Fiery Leo, followed by the Sun on the 22 and the Moon on the 23rd!

And, please note, there are a few days the energy will be quite strong……….( this month is not a cake walk, and as long as we deal with what comes up, next month will be easier to handle!)

July 8th …..Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer….This full moon will shine the light on our career-home balance, generational issues/patterns, and family! This will be quite an emotional FM, (as most usually are), but particularly illuminating! Concerns with life direction, our purpose, our path vs. how  personal needs are being met, and what makes us feel safe and secure!  Relationships of all kinds will be challenged, and hidden feelings will be revealed!. This FM harbors super STRONG energy…..so truly, this is the week end to to put your personal practice into the Full activation mode!

EVERYONE around you will be feeling it…so PAUSE….before you slay someone with  words or mean actions!!!

We will not be holding a Full Moon circle due personal matters to attend to, but we will be back on the beach for a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on August 7th! ( will meet up on Sunday the 6th)….

July 17th….Mars squares Uranus….

This will be quite a feisty aspect, so please, mark this date in your calendar to slow way down, really ground your energy,  and plan to be where ever  you are going…… early! A Compassion heart will go a long way for the next few days! Mars rules anger/aggression/energy, and Uranus is the freedom fighter rebel and rules unexpected events! So, the high vibe of this energy is breaking thru stagnant  situations, ideas,and beliefs! The low vibe is erratic, unpredictable energy and situations! We want to take the path/ direction that provides freedom and a win win situation, if, in case, we do,  go into battle!

 

July 23…New Moon in Leo!

We will begin to feel the energy shift as we get Fired Up and inspired during the time of Leo! Your vitality and energy will begin to return, along with your passion, creative ideas, and feelings of optimism! I love the Leo energy as we are in the mood for creative self expression, feeling playful and in general…..happy!

Join us for a New Moon intention setting, crystal bowl clearing, and meditation at the AURA SHOP ……details here

New Moon Ceremony & Meditation

More details for an at home ceremony posted on the New Moon page shortly!

Next month is going to be a game changer….so heads up for sure…

August 2nd….Uranus goes Retrograde

August 7th Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius

August 12 – Sept 5th…Mercury Retrograde

August 21- New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo

 August 25th –  Saturn goes direct

This is  the pivotal month of the year! So, best practice is to attend to matters that  comes up now, to be ready for the Cosmic Ride in August!!!

Stay

Inspired….Connected…..Empowered

Peace and Blessings

Shelley

PS…..so sorry for the late posting….my computer crashed!!!! Poor baby is in the hospital being repaired and I am working on a  loaner without all my programs, bells and whistles ….challenging to say the least….but so grateful for the loaner! Will post on time for the action packed August!

 

New Moon in Cancer June 23

New Moon in Cancer
June 23
7:31 PM
New Moons are when both the Sun and Moon align in the same sign, offering us an opportunity to hit the re-set button, re-think and renew our ideas and commitments in the area where this alignment occurs. This month it is Cancer. So, our focus turns to home and family, belonging (or not) and what makes us feel safe and secure.
The comforts and familiarity of home and spending time in the garden or nature is pulling at our hearts! This is very instinctual pull, and can be a time of profound healing that takes place quietly deep within us as we allow our family……or……nature to make us feel loved, safe, and protected!
The impacts of this New Moon run deep, particularly since we have such strong planetary presence, (Mars and Mercury join the Sun and Moon) in this area of the Cosmos!
Our feelings will need attending too.
And, expressing them in loving, kind ways is our Best Practice!
Family, children, parents, generational issues, may resurface for you to take a look at and Heal.

Overall you may be quite emotional as this energy is very strong!

 * Mercury is conjunct the Sun and Moon: Linking your consciousness with your soul/higherself. This allows us to bridge these two aspects more easily.
*Jupiter is a major player and is part of a  t-square with Pluto and Mars
 forming a quincunx with Neptune and Venus.
Meaning…..  issues and conversations will be Magnified in some way. It’s important not to let them get blown up out of proportion!  Keep focus on the positive side of situations, and a win win for all!
Here is a crystal grid for this New Moon to help Balance and calm these energies!
 I am calling in the Love with Rose quarts for Jupiter in Libra, Moonstone to set a new beginning in Cancer, Labradorite for higher perspective, and of course Amethyst to calm and connect, along with Selenite! You can use any or all of these for your intention ceremony!
Let’s amplify  Love for our Global Family!!!

As you prepare for your New Moon Ceremony…..Remember, this is  special reset for the summer, your family and friends, taking time to enjoy, relax a bit, and plan some down time to take care of your self! The  Summer Solstice was late on the 20th, and has long been celebrated as a turning point for the next 3 months! So this New Moon energy is extra powerful for manifesting what your heart desires!

And…if you are in LA….please join us for a powerful New Moon Ceremony, Sound Bath, Meditation at the AURA SHOP on Main St. Santa Monica! Details and sign up here  http://aurashop.com/event/new-moon-ceremony-meditation-july/?instance_id=130

The areas listed below are what Cancer Rules, and will be highlighted:

Home, Family, and Instincts

Sample intentions to strengthen your Personal Foundation:mother duck keeping watch

I spend plenty of heart felt time with my family.

I experience a feeling of increased security and joy.

I clearly and easily listen to and honor ALL my gut instincts!

I easily attract, recognize, and purchase the perfect home/apartment at an amazing price!

 

Security, Feelings of Belonging, Protection, Tenacity, and Financial Security.

Sample intentions to Increase Feelings of Safety:

I handle my finances in ways that create a stable base I can count on.happy be

I have a complete sense of security in every area of my life.

I am loved and protected by an infinite source of Good!

Growth, Nurturing, and New Beginnings.

Sample intentions to Encourage Positive Growth:

I release childhood patterns that have held me in bondage!

I joyously learn and grow from all significant events that happen in my life!

I embrace the process of my own expansion and personal growth!

Cancer Rules Emotional Closeness:

Caring, Empathy, Vulnerability, and IntimacyLearn-to-Love-How-to-Live-Happily-Ever-After-1-mdn

Sample intentions to increase Emotional Closeness:

I intend to be open and ask for help in a way that is empowering!

I release all fear around intimacy!

I am empathetic and understanding for those who need my care and support,

I  receive the same from my loved ones.

Cancer Rules Feelings;

Changing moods, Awareness of our own feelings, Sensitivity to others’ feelings, Tenderness, and Awareness of needs.

Sample Intentions to Enhance Feeling Experiences:

I consciously and consistently communicate my feelings in responsible, appropriate ways.

I release all moodiness!

I let go of all non-constructive, over the top emotional responses.

I intend to live moment by moment and not be ruled by my moods!

Cancer Rules Nurturing:

Being supportive/accepting support, Food, Close family relations.healthy summer food

Sample intentions to Promote Positive Nurturing:

I release all self-destructive habits around food.

I experience wonderful, mutually heart felt relationships

I spend great quality time with my family.

Cancer Also Rules Excessive Self-Protection, Including:

Clinginess, Feelings of Insecurity, Possessiveness, Overly cautious behaviors, Fear of rejection, and a Lack of definite goals.

Sample intentions to Release Self-Defeating Insecurity:

I release my habit of clinginess.

I replace the urge to possess others by a deep awareness and sense of security within myself.

I intend to define goals that empower me to rise above current limitations.

As always, feel free to use these or make up your own!

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Details  for your New Moon ceremony:

  1. Start at the exact time 7:31 PM June 23 or after. You have up to 8 hours to utilize full power of  New Beginnings.
  2. Write your 10 intentions, by hand, not computer.
  3. Your intentions this month are around the natural qualities of Cancer.
  4.  After writing your intentions, be sure to VISUALIZE  them complete, FEEL them complete, and KNOW  Divine right timing is working to deliver!
  5. Most importantly…  FEEL and FOLLOW  your Heart’s Desire!
  6. Plan some fun with family and friends and let them know how you feel about them!

                                                  Happy Summer!

Stay Inspired….Connected….Empowered!

Peace and Blessings

Shelley

 

June 2017 Overview!

Happy Birthday Gemini!

As we begin the month….the shifts just keep on coming! Interestingly…..this month they occur in 3’s, overlapping each other.

So let’s  get into it….

 

 

June 4th- 7/20….. Mars into Cancer…Focus on the home-front! Emphasis will be on family and home. We will be feeling more emotional, vulnerable, and possibly nostalgic!

June 5th – 7/4….Venus into Taurus! Venus Rules the sign of Taurus, and she Loves her annual visit here! Emphasis now on sensuality/passion; your resources/finances; nurturing self and others, natural beauty!

June 6th- 6/21.… Mercury into Gemini! Also  its ruling sign, he functions well here! This placement helps with clearer communication, processing info, and overall mental functions. Conversations and interactions are easier because you and other tend to be more open, adaptable and flexible!

Mars, Venus and Mercury are referred to as the “personal planets” because the are closest to Earth and they Rule areas of our daily life. They do change signs more often than the larger more distant Stars, but, it is rare when all 3 shift within 48 hours!  These are not bad transits!  Just note that these first few days the energy  will feel a Unsettled,until each planet moves in to the sign!

The second group…..

June 9th Jupiter stations direct! Yippee! The planet of blessings and expansion has been resting that last 4 months, and when he turns direct, especially at the time of the full moon, things will feel bigger and more expansive than perhaps they really are. Jupiter’s high agenda is always to enlighten us with new insights and information, and it may be that whatever events are occurring now relate to this. Jupiter in Libra will likely bring attention to legal matters and courts as well as issues related to equality and justice. While retrograde it is likely that information was being gathered but not made available. Now, going direct, at the Full Moon, it is likely that this planet, who rules honesty, integrity, and courts, will be shinning a light on something important! ( Interesting that Comey is set to testify on the 8th…..hmmmmmmm!!!!!! )

June 9th …Full Moon in Sagittarius….Sagittarius is the Truth Seeker and the natural ruler of Jupiter! The emphasis now is on Truth and Honesty…..personally and collectively! Issues around power, control, exaggeration, and misinformation will be brought into the light! Be clear in how your speak your words and ideas, relating to just the facts, keeping an open mind to hear others opinions! More Details posted on the Full Moon page, along with info on our Full Moon Horseback ride and ceremony in Griffith Park

June 16th – 11/22….Neptune stations Retrograde.

While Neptune is in retrograde motion, it stimulates our inner process, assisting us  to come to a better understanding of our own personal Spiritual Path. Best Practice …. spend time in meditation, learning, going on Spiritual retreats, and time in contemplation! Neptune, more than any other planet, holds our visions. Take time to dive into the mysteries, magic, and energy of the Divine, and Vision your highest life!

June 20th Sun into Cancer…Summer Solstice! A new season begins! It is a turning point where we look at the next 3 months and decide what’s next? How do we want to spend our time? Family, nature, gardening, nurturing ourselves and our community? Warm summer nights, long days, vacations, rest, relaxation?

Now is the time to plan it!

June 23rd….New Moon in Cancer!
Time to hit the reset button, and start a new cycle! This New Moon in Cancer is quite emotional, and will bring up family, home, how you nurture yourself and others….more details and your Ceremony on the New Moon page, and here is the link to our live Full Moon gathering at the AURA SHOP on Main Street….please join in if you are in LA

 

And finally…….The last few days of the month….. a little challenging!

6/27: Mercury squares Jupiter

6/28: Mercury conjuncts Mars

6/29 Mercury opposes Pluto

To make this easier to understand…the Keywords during this time: Transparency, disruption of some kind, impulsive behavior, conflicts, clashes, turning points, renewal and new beginning!!

In general, this is likely to be quite an emotional and intense time with a lot going on at a personal level, as well as the world stage. Some possible issues taking place are related to the abuse and misuse of power, and the revealing of hidden information.  The underlying dynamic now wants truth and transparency. Jupiter in Libra will assist bringing strong energy to fairness, balance, and what is right and just!

Best Practice at  this time line…….Slow down, pause before you react angrily  or out of frustration, and be transparent,  speak the truth, and seek win win solutions!

I have several great workshops planned this Summer from Full Moon rides on horse back, Astrology and Tarot workshops, to an amazing Spiritual Adventure in Costa Rica!

Please check my events page off for all the update!

       Stay

Inspired….Connected….Empowered!

Peace and Blessings

Shelley