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Today’s full moon on July 19th is traditionally known as the Full Mead Moon in Germany.
Long, long ago, God of wisdom, poetry and war, Odin, made a decision to send a younger God, Mani, to the skies. Mani was a very handsome God and his duty was to drive the chariot and fill the dark night skies with light.
Odin collected all things wasted on Earth and sent them with Mani. He collected misspent time and broken vows, abandoned friends and squandered wealth.
Every night Mani’s chariot was filled to the brim with unanswered prayers and wasted talent, unfulfilled promises and favors. He also carried the hearts of the ones who did not love, and the memories of the ones who did not care to remember.
Mani took two children with him too, a blonde boy named Hyuki, and his sister called Bil. But this was not Odin’s original plan. Read the rest of this entry »
Today, I drove into our small Spanish town to run a few errands and, for some reason, which I now feel could have been ‘guided’, I parked much further away from the center of town than was actually necessary.
Shortly after parking, then crossing the street, I found a young bird on the ground, which I thought, at first, had flown into a wall and injured itself. Rather than risk driving it home and traumatizing it further, I scooped it up. It appeared to be quite at ease perched on my hand on our fast walk to the vet, Salvador, whose office was just ten minutes away.
I felt strongly that this little bird had a spiritual message for me. As soon as I walked into Salvador’s practice, he smiled and said, “Very common this time of year. He is just getting his young flying practice and needs us to help give him a lift into flight from a height.” He offered to take him home, during his approaching siesta (afternoon recess) and to set him free from a hilltop. Read the rest of this entry »
The most recent Solstice took place on June 20th, marked with a rare Full Moon in Sagittarius. This signifies the perfect time for us to become ‘archers’ and use focus, courage, and persistence in manifesting our biggest dreams and visions for the second half of 2016.
Since March this year, we have all been struck with spells of confusion, exhaustion and scattered energy. You can thank the intense solar flares, two eclipses, and the ongoing retrograde activity in Mercury, Mars, and now Neptune, for some of your most frustrating moments. This planetary non-movement has been forcing us to slow down, prioritize and reassess our lives, to rid it of anything that isn’t helping us grow. Look at it as a blessing in disguise!
Once Mars goes direct today, on June 30th, it will release a fire of emotions and aggressive energy which are going to increase as we move closer to November. With two Full Moons in Sagittarius, back to back, we are being given the opportunity to change our world by removing the old, outdated ways of existing and replacing it with fresh, forward thinking. Read the rest of this entry »
When I would lament life’s ups and downs, a good friend use to say to me, “Amy, it is what it is.” I hated that particular saying! It wasn’t until I was older, and maybe a little wiser, than I came understand its full meaning.
Relationships of any kind, whether that be romantic, familial, friendship, co-worker or whatever, can be a great teacher. I recently discovered a relationship to be such a case in my life.
A very dear friend of mine has been abusing alcohol to the point of addiction. I seems as if this person is on a path to self-destruction, as if she no longer wants to live. I have never seen someone drink so much in a short period of time as I have witnessed with this particular friend. Her family has tried to reason with her as well, but to no avail. We are all at the end of our ropes! Read the rest of this entry »
Are you feeling stuck making all the wrong choices and decisions? Are you repeating the same make mistakes? A study at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences analyzed the processes that occur before the human brain makes a decision. In this study, participants were asked to press a button with their left, or right hand. They were able to do this at whatever moment they decided, however, they were asked to remember the specific time they recognized making their decision and to relay that information to the researchers.
By observing the participant’s brain scanner, it was discovered that the researchers knew the participant’s decision seven seconds before the participant knew, based on observing electrical signals within the participant’s brain. This is important information, because it validates how much our subconscious minds are making decisions without us fully being aware of the choices we are making. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you interested in using crystals and gemstones in your magical workings? There are hundreds of stones to choose from, but which ones you choose will ultimately depend on your intent. Always select crystals and gemstones for use based upon their attributes, and you won’t go wrong.
I love to use amethyst. It is my birthstone and is also the 6th anniversary stone. Amethyst is a form of quartz crystal, and appears in a wide range of purple and violet colors. My favorite color is the deep purple variety.
Amethyst is associated with the element of water, and it is also connected to the water signs of Pisces and Aquarius. One can use amethyst in healing rituals related to treating depression or anxiety, mood disorders, and to relieve stress. Read the rest of this entry »
Parting with old emotions is difficult, but it is always followed with a happier you. To focus and work in the present to release those outworn emotions, is to fully accept your role in the creation of your life.
Negative feelings like anger are usually so emotionally charged from past situations that they become deeply embedded in our psyche, right down to the very core of our brain synapses. When we are fighting or indulging in negative emotion, we often don’t realize that we are overreacting, until after the damage is done. Then we stand alone and lonely among the destruction of our words, intentions and actions. To add insult to injury, we then sometimes look back and cover our eyes in denial, blaming others for our behavior. This way a lonely life will only become even more lonely. Read the rest of this entry »
The Moon in Pisces sharpens our intuition, there may be some mystical moods and we become dreamy and romantic. When the moon is in Pisces, we may find ourselves believing in miracles, mysterious things, even the incomprehensible. We may feel more spiritually connected than normal. We become more affectionate and understanding, more sentimental and in tune to others’ feelings. In the days of Pisces it is wise to go to museums, theater, exhibitions. You will appreciate it much more at this time. Read the rest of this entry »