Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!
“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human, uncertain, alone, and cratered by imperfections.” – Tahereh Mafi
Blessings Moonbeams on this Full Moon in Gemini! Light a candle, ring a bell! As this is the last Full Moon for 2019 and the decade, it can bring big shifts. It falls on 12 12 which offers healing and understanding within relationships. Creativity and healthy curiosity are gifts this 12 12 activation brings. Our Moon calls on us to do our inner work at this time. We came here with our Soul family with a cosmic blueprint to help each other, reach for what our souls desire to fulfill. People and phases are not always here for a lifetime but for a cycle, changing like our Moon. At this Full Moon we examine our soul family and our soul’s path, where and who are we going with. Gemini is an Air sign so it also may be releasing thoughts that stand in the way of our growth. Being gentle with ourselves and others is important as we all do our inner work. From our challenges and joy we can find things that we can be grateful for. Write them down for they are sacred.
As the Full Moon showers us with her healing light, she asks us to trust our inner guidance, our Angels, our Holy Helpers, Holy Mother-Father God, and the light of the Holy Child within ourselves that lives, breathes and moves in us to follow our soul’s growth and potential.
“The Moon is the sign of the mystical traveler.” Card and quote by Shaheen Miro from the Lunar Nomad Oracle.
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Happy Thanksgiving! My heart is filled wth gratitude and appreciation for my friends, all the joy and kindness you have shared with me.
Happy New Moon in Sagittarius! It’s time to make our New Moon wishes and intentions. Anything is possible for Sagittarius; feel that energy when writing your list. Sag is lucky! Hop on your magic carpet and set your GPS to the destinations you dream about. After all, Sagittarius is about travel. If there are places you wish to go and explore, write them down or better yet create a mini-vision board for this New Moon. Pin those adventures up. This is a wonderful time to find new books to read, courses or areas of study to explore.
Sagittarius is fearless, so when writing intentions step outside the comfort zone and dream big! Jupiter, Sag’s ruling sign is in his last days here so take advantage of his beneficial energy.
There is a Mercury-Neptune Trine in the water signs; intuition and the heart rule! There is great wisdom in the heart. Be grateful for everything we do have. Sometimes we find it easy to give and this is a good time for this at the Sagittarius New Moon and Thanksgiving here in the States. On the other side of the coin, we might find hard to receive. Now is the time to open up our hearts to receive, feel worthy, smile and say Thank You. That is more than enough! When we receive we bless the giver.
Until next time, wishing you a bright and lovely New Moon!
“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” – Maya Angelou
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Sagittarius brings us all a feeling that everything is possible. Sag’s ruling plant is the expansive Jupiter which is a lucky planet, always looking for growth and opportunities and usually find them!
Sagittarius rules the hips, thighs and liver so some form of physical activity is important to keep these areas healthy in our body also moderation in life. Your home is in the 9th House which is about exploration, travel, education, foreign matters, a quest for the truth, philosophy, and spiritual matters. Sagittarius you are the adventurers, travelers, happy wanderers in life, healers, have a love for animals, are the wisdom seekers and storytellers of your adventures. Sags can often be blunt for they have so much to do and say and they like to tell it as it is. They are perpetual students and often teachers.
The symbol for Sagittarius is the Archer, in Mythology Chiron the Centaur, the wounded and learned healer, bridging heaven and earth. If you want to amplify the Sagittarius energy, try these stones, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Topaz Turquoise or Citrine.
The song that comes to my mind when I think of Sagittarius’ energy is Hey Soul Sister from Train and these lines play through my head…
“I knew I wouldn’t forget you
And so I went and let you
Blow my mind
Your sweet moonbeam
The smell of you
In every single dream I dream
I knew when we collided
You’re the one I have decided
Who’s one of my kind…”
Until we meet again … Bright Blessings, Maggie
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Blessings to everyone on All Saints’ Day. “All of the places of our lives are sanctuaries; some of them just happen to have steeples. And all of the people in our lives are saints; it is just that some of them have day jobs and most will never have feast days named for them.”
~ Robert Benson from Between the Dreaming and the Coming True
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A gift to my parents on their wedding day that hangs in my office.
Say my name so I’ll not be forgotten…..
As the Wheel Turns, we come into the time of Halloween, Samhain, Hallowmas then All Souls’ Day and honor our Ancestors. The Elders are many; our ancestors, the wisdom keepers, our inner wise one, those that give counsel and pass it on to those who seek them out. They are the Healers of old and can come through as ancestors or guides. They can slip between the worlds transforming inner reality into outer reality and remind us we can too. The ask us, what do you want, what is your dream, and vision? What’s holding you back. What are you willing to give up for something greater, a bigger vision? What wants to be healed? What would you do if you tapped into and trusted your own wisdom?
The Wheel, in Tarot signifies change in our lives. We are now moving into a new season, but also other changes are coming. We can feel them! When we live close to the seasons and cycles in life, nature assists us through this transformation. Our European sister the Baba Yaga and Hecate, the Greek Goddess of the Crossroads. I deeply connect with her, Mother Mary and Archangel Azrael as in my practice, one of my specialties is working with those going through transitions of all kinds, metaphorical crossroads. Crossroads are places of power. In the physical it can be It can be any three-way crossroad. It’s a place where we can give an offering of gratitude, or petition, prayer.
At this time of the year the veil is thin, a time when we celebrate and honor our ancestors. There are many ways we can do this. By changing up our alters or an area where we can have pictures of our loved ones, friends, pets and adding things around it that they loved in life, along with candles, and flowers. There may have been a poem or story they loved that we can read aloud. You can record in your journal any messages you receive from those that have passed ones, those that come in our dreams or sychronictistic experiences. Reciting prayers using beads, a rosary, and malas are gifts to our ancestors given from us through this liminal time. The practice and repetition of saying a mantra or prayer shifts our energy into one of peace. You can craft prayer cards with a picture of your loved one.
As we begin to celebrate All Souls’ Day, many people have remembrances in their home of those who have made their transition and visit their family and friends in a cemetery at this time, light a candle on the grave and bring flowers. I prepare my family grave at this time each year with flowers and decorations as it’s also my father’s birthday. You may not live close or are unable to visit your families resting place but you can visit a cemetery close to you. I have participated in cemetery walks on or around All Souls’ Day. Some of the graves are so old that there may not be any relatives or friends left to visit them. So saying their name aloud, they may not have heard it spoken in awhile, they will know they are remembered and not forgotten. Another idea is to make small soul cakes to take with you to leave at the graves. A soul cake is a small round cake or muffin which is traditionally made for this day to celebrate the dead. Originally they were made with whatever grain the community had available. The cakes, often simply referred to as souls, were given out to soulers, children and the poor who would go from door to door singing and saying prayers for the dead. The 60?s folk group Peter Paul and Mary recorded a song based on an old rhyme for soul cakes, called “A’ Soalin”.
Día De Los Muertos is another festival celebrated in many parts of the World, in Mexico, and in the United States, particularly where there are large Latin American communities. Day of the Dead events, which come in the form of festivals, parades and group celebrations, are held on November 1st to the 2nd to coincide with All Souls’ and Saints’ Day. During these celebrations some people wear masks, create beautiful decorations to honor the dead. Some community centers invite people to commemorate their deceased loved ones with offerings that include food, symbols, flowers, candles, photos and other mementos. Altars in memory of the dead are also made in people’s homes. The skull, is decorated used in celebrations which symbolizes death and rebirth. A traditional flower associated with the dead is the Marigold. It has been said that the Marigold represents the rays of the sun, which is about life, so the deceased have not lost their place in the Universe.
So as the wheel turns, notice the changes both in our outside world and how it’s reflected inside us, how we move and flow with the seasons. When we are in sync, we will feel more of a connection with everything and find more ease, grace, and joy in our lives. What plans do you have as the Wheel turns? What questions are coming up for you during this liminal time. You don’t have to rush, you have the time, and you have the answer and it may just come from an ancestor or guide.
“Walking, I am listening to a deeper way.
Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me.
Be still, they say. Watch and listen.
You are the result of the love of thousands.”– Linda Hogan
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“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
It’s Scorpio season!
Happy Birthday Scorpio; it’s your time to shine! You bless us with intuition, bravery, and the energy to feel deeply. You are the natural detectives of the Zodiac, fearless examining the shadow side of life leaving no stone unturned. Your energy assists us to notice any patterns or old beliefs from the past that keep us from moving forward. You get it done! Scorpio, you are passionate about life and inspire us all! We need you now more than ever!
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Cheers Moonbeams, Happy Full Moon in Aries! Wear something bright and joyful today; be alive! For tonight the moon dance begins!
“Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance with the stars up above in your eyes. A fantabulous night to make romance ‘Neath the cover of October skies. And all the leaves on the trees are falling… – Moondance by Van Morrison
The Full Moon at 20 degrees Aries rises tonight! Aries motto is “I Am”. Wear something bright that expresses your passion for life today. Play! Celebrate what has been accomplished during this lunation; and the steps that have been taken. Release what holds you back from your joy; be transformed!
With the Aries Full Moon and Sun in Libra, (Libra’s motto is “I Balance”) find that compromise in relationships, that sweet spot. You might feel a tug-a-pull today as the Aries Full Moon can be passionate but also headstrong and is a big personality. Libra is the charming diplomat. At 20 degrees the 2’s in this equation; choosing compromise and balance while following your inner Aries moonlight!
“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” Allen Ginsberg
Cards The Sun and the Six of Fire from the Gaian Tarot “…Healing Ourselves, Healing the Earth…” by Joanna Powell Colbert https://www.gaiansoul.com/
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