Happy Full Moon!

Full Moon boys

“Falling in the sign of Aries, the October 13th Full Moon is going to help cut cords of tension so we can relax and feel free. If you have been feeling highly strung, easily frustrated, or overwhelmed, there is a huge release point on offer to us under the bright Full Moon.

Pluto will also be very active under this Full Moon and will be encouraging us to keep shedding the layers that hold us back so we can rise into our fullest power.

We must free ourselves from the cages we have put ourselves in and allow ourselves to soar. We must free ourselves from the puppet-strings of society and the self-imposed expectations we put on ourselves.

We have to remove the armor, padding, and masks we have been protecting ourselves with and allow them to fall away. The time to free ourselves is now. The time to be our true selves is now, and we can’t do that when we are hiding.

Just like the Moon will shine brightly in the night sky for all to see, we too have to step up and allow our own energy to shine for all the world to see.

We need to come forward out of the shadows and not be afraid to share our energy with the world. After all, that is why we are here. That is why our souls bothered to make this courageous, scary, and beautiful journey down to Earth in the first place- to share who we are with the world.

Aries is the leader, and we have to become the leader of our own lives and our own destiny. We carve out our future every day based on the actions we take, the thoughts we think, and the vibration we emit.

On a potent and magical day like this, we can use these lunar energies to accelerate our journey and to keep advancing higher.

The time to step up is now, and it all begins with removing the limits you have given yourself and knowing that you can do anything.”

Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

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

Happy Full Moon!

Full Moon window

“The full moon in Aquarius brings perspective. Sitting directly across from Venus and the Sun, conjunct in Leo, this full moon has a privileged view.

Venus (love, desire, pleasure, and connection) conjunct the Sun (sense of self, personality, energy, and vitality) is no insignificant affair.

As Venus is engulfed in the Sun’s purifying fires, it is said to be in the heart of it. What gets burned away is hopefully a little of the fear that surrounds so many of our emotional systems. Feeling unworthy of love is a distortion so many of us carry. Feeling unfit to love another fuels so many of our interpersonal issues.

As Venus and the Sun help us feel the impacts of some of these storylines, the full moon in Aquarius offers us a much-needed perspective on how to overcome these misunderstandings. Aquarius is a cool-headed, even-tempered air sign, who values a fair assessment of a situation above all else. Not one to get embroiled in emotional ups and downs, Aquarius prefers to sit a little further from the stage so it can take in all the characters of a play fairly and accurately. Being able to witness, but not be fully enmeshed in, our emotional process is what makes healing possible. It aids in our ability to allow more love, affection, and connection into our lives – exactly what Venus is after.

Given the right conditions, intimacy comes with great ease and sweetness. All of nature knows how to connect to what it wants. Nothing in the wild feels any way about sending out its mating call. Though many of us have to work hard to undo the conditions that have lead to the disruption of it, connecting is central to life on the planet. It is the core principle of conception  – something that the natural world and Venus are always trying to create optimal conditions for.

Like bees flying directly into the pollen they desire, we are encouraged to go after what we want. The honey that flows from these days is not only golden but fortifying for the system. Claiming our desires makes our immune systems stronger. Suppressing a yearning only confuses our energy flow. Admitting to ourselves what we want is the first step towards creating the conditions that will bring it to us.

Celebrate this full moon by simply being a little more present to the love, pleasure, and connections that fill your life with joy. Feed your loves honey. Kiss more. Hug often. Create altars everywhere you go. Beautify your path and feel the blessing of being able to do so. Offer flowers and flirtatious affections to any and all Goddesses you come into contact with. Connect with all rituals that remind you what feels good, right, and holy to your whole system.”

~Chani Nicholas

Happy New Moon!

New Moon art by Lucy Campbell

“Ready to reconnect to your passion? The new moon of July 31, 2019 (8:12 pm PT) is a nourishing reboot for your soul. Spinning on the tail of some heavy and exhausting eclipse energy, this new moon ignites positive spiritual growth, while offering a new lease on love, creativity and emotional fulfillment.

The new moon is in sidereal Cancer, in the area of the sky called Pushya, the star of nourishment. Symbolized by a blooming lotus flower, or the milk-giving udder of a cow, this nakshatra is a heavenly source of spiritual and emotional nourishment.

An ancient Hindu deity named Brihaspati, dwells in Pushya, a powerful teacher, protector and the “guru of the gods.” This new moon transmits a timeless spiritual wisdom to those who seek it, and can heighten emotional awareness of those in need.  It’s a time to care for gardens, cook nourishing meals, and treat yourself and others with an extra dose of compassion.

Mercury stations direct on July 31 (just a few minutes after the new moon) ending delays and clearing obstructions in communication.   An auspicious gaze (drishti) of expansive Jupiter gives this new moon a healing balm of hope in the midst of anxiety.   Jupiter will turn direct on August 11, increasing optimism and giving a much-needed dose of motivation for finishing projects and reaching goals in the weeks to come.

As the moon waxes, open to the nourishment of connection and unity with the world around you.  August is a month for healing the heart, letting your guard down, and reconnecting to your passion.”
~Kari Field, excerpt from AnandaShree Vedic Astrology
Art by Lucy Campbell

Happy Full Moon and partial Lunar Eclipse!

Moon Art by Ric Nagualero

“On July 16th we have a Partial Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Capricorn. The Full Moon, which usually illuminates the night sky, will be partially hidden by the shadow of the Earth, creating an alignment that will bring new insights and information to the surface.

The energy behind this Eclipse is intense, and beams of energy will flow from the darkness and from the light to expose our shadows and things we have been hiding that we need to release.

While releasing and endings are a big theme of this Eclipse, there is something deeper happening here too. This Eclipse is not just guiding us to release and bring closure to things that have served their time, it is also guiding us to stretch; to stretch the limits of our mind, our body, and our soul.

Under the energy of this Eclipse, we may feel like we are being stretched to our limits or pulled in two different directions. We may have to choose a path, or we may feel torn between one mode of action versus another. A decision will have to be made, but the Eclipse will be your guide and will deliver the answers in the perfect timing.

As the celestial bodies in the sky align for this Eclipse, it is going to be like two armies meeting on opposing sides of a field.

Rather than fighting each other however, they are working together to bring healing, transformation, and growth to the person standing in the middle, and that person is you.

Once these two forces have pulled and stretched you, helped you to work through some knots and some tension, you are going to feel taller, lighter, and more open. Energy is going to be able to flow up and down and pass freely through your body, activating your soul and your energy centers.

Under the energy of this Eclipse, we have to be gentle with ourselves. We have to allow ourselves to gently stretch and breathe through the knots and tight spots. We have to inhale and exhale until we feel our bodies melt and open.

The July 16th Eclipse is one of the most potent and transformative points of the year, but we are ready for it, we are strong enough to handle it, and like all things in life- this too shall pass.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Ric Nagualero

Happy New Moon and Solar Eclipse!

New Moon boat flight

“The second Eclipse Season of 2019 kicks off with a Total New Moon Solar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer on July 2nd.

While intense, the energy around this Eclipse is really like a fresh breeze entering the room. If things have felt stagnant, stuck or sticky for you, this Eclipse is a wonderful opportunity to shake things loose and to begin moving forward.

Making changes will definitely be favored around this Eclipse, so think of an area of your life that needs an upgrade and allow the Eclipse energy to guide you. Opportunities will be knocking, so stay open!

Cancer is also the sign of the Divine Mother and while not all of us are lucky enough to know what it’s like to be cared for, nurtured, and loved by our mother, we all have the power within to care for, nurture, and love ourselves.

Cancer energy is all about this, so if you haven’t been looking after yourself, if you have been burning the candle at both ends, or ignoring the call of your heart (or the calls from your mother!), this Eclipse may bring a much needed wake-up call.

While Eclipses can be potent they are also wonderful gateways of change. They are points in the year where the Universe can intervene to put us on track with our lives and where we need to be heading.

The type of events that fall around an Eclipse are believed to be fated and help us to align with our path, our purpose, and our higher calling.

Eclipses move and shake us. They put us where we need to be, and this Eclipse is going to open that doorway, it is just up to us to take the first step and begin walking through it.

You may feel the energies of the Eclipse building as we move closer to it, but chances are you will need to wait until the Capricorn Lunar Eclipse which falls on July 16th before you can really decipher what the Universe has in store for you.

Nonetheless, if you have been looking for a fresh start, if you have been looking to clear the cobwebs and try something new or to create a routine that is more nurturing, this July New Moon Solar Eclipse will bring you plenty of opportunities. Are you ready?”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious