The Taurus Full Moon has passed. What did you plant into the Earth for growth, nurturance, and ? Taurus gives us a slow steadiness that progress at a seemingly turtle pace. Let that not discourage, but empower us to put forth the efforts and hard work that Taureans love to give.
What do I do for a full moon? -I pull cards -I meditate with crystals that call upon me, eager to work. -I create crystal grids. -I place some crystals in the moonlight. -I smudge myself with sage and palo santo. -I anoint myself with oils.
The act of ceremony and calling upon the four corners, my ancestors, my guides, and angels to help guide me to my steadfast truth , creates ritual assisting me in cultivating my hearts desire. What gives me passion? What makes me shake that I want it so badly? What can I do to make my dreams a reality?
Working with Emerald holds so much space for growth into the heart center. The ancient ones call this a manifestation stone to help attract what your heart desires to you. But one must have trust within themselves. One must be honest with goals and mindset. This stone goes back to 4000 BC and was worn and adored by Cleopatra. Emerald is a seers stone and is one of the semi-precious gems (ruby, emerald, sapphire, and Diamond).
Emeralds are great for domestic bliss as well, working into the depths of the heart chakra and allowing for openness and connection with the relationships in your life. Emeralds are stones of loyalty and trust, so when working with an emerald, one must be honest with their intentions. If you’ve worked with this stone before, please give some insight and share your own experiences. I’m brand new to this stone and I’m loving it!
Each new moon brings forth a reminded awareness to stay in my present self. As opposed to sinking into a pattern of particular thought, good or unpleasant. So, I need to be completely honest here. I’ve stayed away from writing for most of the year because I have been dealing with some deep soul work. I have needed to step back partly because I did not have the energy to expose myself and I was afraid to allow myself to be vulnerable. I am overwhelmed and lacking more sleep than I dare to admit. Then something wonderful happened.
I had a meltdown at the acupuncture table where I realized that I have no idea how to truly care for myself in a loving compassionate way. I’m learning that most of my choices are resulted out of fear and I’m not going to allow myself to sink into the shadows any longer. Yes, I have come a long way and I have also taken some stumbles in the process, which is all part of my journey.
So, why share my vulnerability now?
The Autumn Equinox is a time for transitioning and manifesting. Going from Spring/Summer into the Fall/Winter seasons actually takes great exertion from the body and mind. We get a rush of fall and feel the need to rush into a busier schedule when we actually need more rest than usual. Now is the time to clean up your diet so the body can perform at its highest potential. Lets also slow down so that we can actually enjoy ourselves and our loved ones.
The clean crisp air of fall also draws upon new ideals and ways of thinking. I have no problem exposing myself during energy healing sessions or Tarot card readings. But, the disconnection with my voice on paper (screen) and physical voice just doesn’t sit well with me anymore. I manifest the power and control of my voice to allow myself to be fully heard without the fears of judgment or speculation.
Last Saturday I gave a Chakra workshop and at the end one of the students asked me what sort of New Moon rituals should she do for the upcoming new moon. No questions were chakra related. They all assumed I was a witch (yes, she said that word!) because of what I talk about and the energy work that I do. Yes, I’m also a medium and the group witnessed me “tap in” to the spirit world. The quick answer would be yes, I am a witch; however, I do not identify with the word, just as I do not identify with the word psychic. I prefer the words pagan and intuitive empath.
With Pluto heading direct and the energy of the autumn equinox, this new moon gives us purpose to let go of what no longer serves us. I let go of behaviors and ways of thinking that are not serving my greater good to make space for my “witchy” behaviors that involve more meditation, yoga, and writing. I release the negative associations I have with the words “witch” and “psychic.” I release my fears of being judged. I release my feeling of being overwhelmed by my son. I make room for joy, light, and pure happiness. I manifest abundance of love and prosperity.