Happy Full Moon!

Mermaid moon

“The September 13-14th Full Moon falls in the sign of Pisces and holds the potential to be deeply transformative and illuminating.

This year the September Full Moon is also referred to as the Harvest Moon, as it is the last Full Moon before the Equinox.

Harvest Moons are always cleansing, so if there is something you no longer wish to take with you into the new season, this is the perfect time to release and let it go.

Falling in the watery sign of Pisces, this Full Moon is a sensitive one and may trigger unresolved or unexpressed emotions. We may also feel deeply sensitive and find it hard to not absorb the emotions of the world around us.

While this level of sensitivity can be difficult at times, under this Pisces Full Moon if we allow these feelings to come and go as visitors, rather than trying to control them, we may discover that our emotions, whether they come from us or not, have a message or a lesson for us to appreciate and learn from.

Pisces energy also rules over the feet, so if we find ourselves feeling too emotional or sensitive, grounding exercises such as walking barefoot on the grass or even taking a moment to acknowledge how our feet hold and support us may bring some relief.

The symbol for Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions. Although they swim their own separate ways, they work as a team and are connected through a spiritual cord. Using their intuitive senses, they can see through each other’s eyes and know what the other is thinking, feeling, and experiencing.

One fish swims in a downward direction, reminding us to stay rooted and present in reality, but the other swims in an upward direction, reminding us that there is so much more to life and realms beyond this one.

We need to root ourselves to the Earth and be present in this physical reality that we live in. But, we also need to remember that this life is temporary, filled with unknowns, and not entirely what it seems.

The best way to navigate through this Full Moon is to be open to new information and to remember that life is a constant journey of learning.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Christian Schloe

Happy New Moon!

New Moon embrace

“The August 30th New Moon falls in the sign of Virgo and is the perfect time to start a new project, welcome in new inspiration, and to be open to changing aspects of your life that have become outworn or overplayed.

August’s New Moon also falls in close proximity to Mars, Venus, and Mercury, so these three little helpers, all in Virgo, will be adding to the experience of this New Moon.

Mars is the strongest energy that surrounds this Virgo New Moon. Mars represents the sacred masculine and is all about action, energy, motivation, and getting things done.

This New Moon is going to offer up all of this to us and will be a highly motivating and recharging time! If there is a project we are wishing to get off the ground or something we are looking to speed up or add some steam to,  this New Moon will help push things along.

Venus is also close to this New Moon, bringing creative and loving vibrations. Her presence will make this a very romantic New Moon and the perfect time to go on a first date or to add sparks to an existing relationship.

There is a lot of energy to this New Moon but it all flows harmoniously, and will be a lovely way to wrap up the high vibrational energies that have been on offer all through the month of August.

August has held the potential to be a turning point month so if you are feeling like your life could use some fresh inspiration or motivation, if you have been feeling a little stuck or stagnant or resistant to change, set an intention or take a small action under this New Moon in order to seal this energy into your life.

The cosmos offer the energy, but we have to be the ones to take it and integrate it into our being. This energy only exists as a potential unless we step forward and make the most of it.

August has been a high energy month and it signs off perfectly with the harmonious Virgo New Moon. Under this bounty of energy on offer to us, take what you need, set your intentions, and remember- you deserve all the happiness, abundance, health, love, and joy the Universe has to offer.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

“My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people. You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is that we were made for these times. Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Art by Sara Riches

Art by Sara Riches