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Feisty Beginnings – New Moon in Aries

 

OoOooOOO it’s finally happening!

The signs of spring are showing themselves everywhere.

Yesterday, I took my morning walk in my big winter coat.

In the afternoon when all the kids got home they were sweaty and thirsty from the heat.

After dinner, it was still light out (yay!) and My husband and I headed out for our first motorcycle ride of Spring.

That delightful dash through the mountains was just what I needed. 

Here we are in a “stellium” of concentrated Aries energy.

Mercury , Uranus, Moon and Sun are alin the warrior sign of Aries right now.  

Aries encourages us to take on challenges that we were too timid (or tired) for before…

To be spontaneous where we were rutted deep in the groove of the same-‘Ol same’Ol…

 To jump in with real enthusiasm and say yes to something 

If you wan’t an idea on how to use this energy most effectively, check out where Aries appears in your Natal Chart. This is the area of your life where, right now you’ll be more; tough, assertive, feisty, sexy, fearless
and ready to make movement, take action and get stuff done.

Don’t have your Astrology info handy? Hakuna Matata. (It means ‘no worries’)  you can win an astrology assessment with me when you set a new moon intention with the cool-creator-tool at the bottom of this post. 

You can be sure that the urging of Aries will be felt by everyone right now.

This is a wonderful opportunity to take some steps toward your new reality.

Even if you’re not sure,

Even if you make a mistake..just proceed in the general direction of your new intention.

This is an opportunity to create an intention with just enough of a challenge to turn you on.

Once you’re savvy to your true desires, this potent timing can jack up the intensity of your purpose.
Allow the Amazon Goddess inside you to emerge as you dare to stop for a hot minute to set an intention..a new moon wish that gets set into motion….Do it now, in this simple exercise, right here.

And if you’re already ready to take on some more action and fire up those desires..Imagine your Spring Goddess Experience, your own Goddess Sanctuary and having me as your trusty confidantcheck it out..I dare you!

-Jessamina

Mercury Retrograde Spring 2018

Maybe your call dropped mid-sentence, right after you forgot to mark your calendar with an important appointment. Now your computer is making a funny noise and every file you try to open takes for-ev-er. Later on, you mis-measured and frigged up your own favorite cookie recipe.

Just me? Probably not. Because you’ve had more WTF moments lately too, right?

Even the season seems to be moving retrograde… Spring. Snow. . Snow..Spring??

Lotsa Retrograde energy.

Each one of these retrograde planets offers up an opportunity to RE-evaluate what’s not working and practice discernment,  or RE-visit what was working in the past.  Do you need help with this? We all do.

Jupiter the king of expansion, retrograde in Scorpio until July: affecting luck, ways we want to grow and spread our wings, and what we are trying to develop. 


Saturn the taskmaster, maker of rules and regulations in Capricorn, goes retrograde on April 18th until September: Affecting our boundaries, structures, organization and how we respond and relate to responsibility…

Sheesh. It’s a lot. of. Re-evaluating.  

Ok. One more…

Mercury the messenger, retrograde in Aries  Until April 15th:

Affecting our communications and even how we interpret what’s happening. 

 

 

During this time, instead of focusing on what could go wrong with

  • wonky, slow, weird or broken technology
  • losing stuff (that typically shows back up after the retro cycle)
  • detours, traffic, delays
  • What mail? or forgetting to pay a bill, mis-filings and wrong-document-type-stuff
  • What card/note/message? and various other miscommunication follies.

This should keep us all entertained and wondering if we’re crazy, or if everyone else is.

Yes. That’s the short answer.

 

Don’t get upset..

Sometime’s we need to be reminded that we cannot control everything.

Sometimes a delay is perfect timing.

Sometimes it’s really helpful to double-check the details…

..or do something a 2nd time..or just go back and finally finish it, once and for all.

It’ll all go smoother if you are willing to  “RE-consider” the following during all these retrogrades:

RE-new your vows: the ones you made to yourself, your partner, your art.

Your dreams? RE-evaluate them.

Re-Do it. Your pet-project, the plan. Yeah, really.  or just tweak it. Make it better!

Re-Fresh your look, your desk, or your perspective .

Re-Decorate a room, maybe just move some ornamental stuff around or take down those heavy curtains. (CAUTION:If you decide to buy new stuff right now, you may have to  RE-turn it when the cycle ends.)

Re-Organize your desk, closet, or pocketbook…but maybe stay away from moving computer/mobile files until this is all over.. just in case

Re-Vamp your daily routines, make them serve you! It’s great to RE-visit how you run your days and nights now that winter is really over and spring is here… Check out my new Workshop in the Sanctuary for more details.

RE-store your health. Do what you need to RE-charge your batteries.

Re-Vitalize – your workout routine, your self care, your relationships, your skin. Meet me at the spa!

Want even more ways to REvitalize your self care and REnew your commitment to your inner goddess?

Check out the Springtime Goddess Experience a place you can RE-late, RE-lax and RE-joice in revving up your RE-lationships while RE-fining and RE-viving great love for yourself. 

Love you! XO Jessamina

Or start here, with these 7 simple ways to RE-Fresh your Goddess spirit now

 

First Full moon of Spring

It’s a cyclical thing.

At the Spring equinox the Sun transitioned into Aries.

A fiery go-getter of a sign that doesn’t take no for an answer.

A bold, consequences-be-damned attitude that inspires the meekest ideas to have a voice.

The herald of spring is the transition of the darkness into more sunlight and new life.

There is balance of night and day, and then we tip over to the lighter side of things when the bulbs start popping.

This full moon is all about Balance, though.

Where you can look and see what you need more of… Or less of.

What you need to do..and stop doing. What’s fair or unfair.

But go slow, we are in a Mercury Retrograde cycle, also in Aries ….Might be making you feel like being blunt, argumentative or act quickly without thinking it through.

Here’s the wonderful thing about the Libra moon..it’ll  help to keep you balanced no matter what’s coming up.

Even if you are headed for a big change right now..Libra assists you in not getting in over your head,  when the Aries wants to go headfirst. (Aries rules the head.)

Libra Full moon is ruled by Venus and will offer her grace, beauty and fairness to everything you do.

Then you can move confidently!

Wherever you feel inspired to uplevel, shift, or just not tolerate something will be coming to the forefront now.

If you’ve been avoiding  change for whatever reason, you can be assured that when you feel that impulse to tear it all down and start over, there’s a balanced approach that can feel just right when you open up to it.

The Libra full moon offers a chance for harmony .

One of the other interesting things about this energetic Aries/Libra conjunction is that it will highlight the incredible dance between the self and others.

Perfect time for reflection and noticing how you are relating, presenting, and acting or reacting to your world and your personal relationship to both:

  • indecision – decision
  • autonomy – partnership
  • self care – selflessness
  • masculine roles – feminine roles
  • conquering – surrendering
  • blind raging – vulnerable loving
  • controlling – willingly giving
  • autonomy and doing it all yourself – partnership and sacred collaboration

Your key relationship(s) can be even better now too. There’s also a dynamic in creating enough polarity to keep things interesting and adventurous while honoring your true nature. Relationships can be a real joy and  I want you to have the best of everything. You deserve all that and more.

As you choose to care for yourself in new beautiful ways, even your daily routine can provide a perfect catalyst for creating more time…(what?? yup. You can have it all.) There’s a connection between how you care for yourself and how you care for others too. Totally worth it.

Try The FULL MOON DREAM DESIGNER  for a deeper awareness of what’s coming up for inspired change in your life right now, and how to make it happen. Allow this Full moon energy to empower you. The retrograde cycle is an opportunity to RE-evaluate what’s not working and practice discernment,  or RE-visit what was working in the past or even RE-designing everything for a brand new start.

Uncover the potential pitfalls and navigate them like a brave warrioress. Find the fastest path to take you there with this helpful, free & easy tool.

You may even win an Astrology Goddess Assessment just for playing along!

XO Jessamina

If you’re looking for some extra potent celebration-creation-energy Let’s talk during this full moon-time. Collaboration for the highest good of all is one of my favorite things.

 

 

 

Magic, mysticism and the Pisces new moon

Where is the magic?

When you look around it’s everywhere.

The Winter yields reluctantly… The deathly skeletal limbs of the trees begin to bud, just a little..and you can hear the singing of the brave birds that have returned before spring.

Wherever you felt dead and lifeless, allow yourself to imagine regeneration. Right now, while the Sun and Moon are in the sign of Pisces….

 

Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac. A completion of a cycle that will begin again in Spring.

Ideally the Piscean archetype is the culmination of all the learnings and teachings of the other 11 Zodiac signs. Making us all more than ready to break ties with unhealthy parts of the past, and ready to believe in Magic again.

The Pisces archetype is alive and well in each of us, but where? Check your Astrology Chart to find out, if you don’t have it handy, just trust me that it’s in there somewhere, and see how this all resonates for you.

*You could win a Goddess Astrology Assessment by setting your new moon Intention here,

The Pisces archetype represents the essence of imagination, dreams, fantasy, magic and mysticism.

Pisces embodiment also looks like compassion, selflessness, humanitarianism, martyrdom, and miracles.

It’s important to extend the kindness and compassion to the self, right?

So many people who have Pisces prominent in their chart can’t bear to see others in pain, but will accept so much suffering in their own life, But it’s all changeable, and miracles happen all the time.

Are you ready for some of that?

I hope so, this is where it’s at, right now until March 20th when the Sun will shift into Aries. It’s an opportunity to see where we have evolved, and allow our imagination to run free towards the future of spring.

Here are a few ways you can make the most of the new moon energy with or without your chart.

  • Journal with the intention to connect with your trusted dreamer-self for matters that still need clarification, then leave the journal bedside to record your dreams. See what symbols and themes emerge.
  • Do an oracle, tarot, or tea leaf reading for yourself…or do one for someone else. You are more psychic right now.
  • Meditate and bring some compassion to yourself and others.. wherever it is needed in your life: where have you judged, been unkind, impatient or self-destructive? Allow compassion. Have Faith, now is the time for healing.

  • Visit your nearest body of water and daydream, listen, and receive insightful promptings. If it’s just too yucky outside, use a beautiful bowl filled with water to experiment with water divination for a new/old way of working mirror magic…you can trust your intuition and hunches even more easily for the next few days
  • Are you a channel or medium? You’re like a magnet for the spiritual power of this timing and your readings are awesome right now.
  • Visualization is very powerful now..what would you love to see, feel, experience? (choose some exceptional thoughts to daydream about)
  • Ritual Bathing. AAAAHhhhhhhhhhh. Pisces energy is perfect for magical water rituals..
  • Come to the spa with me. We’ll work some magic together.
  • Drink water infused with good intentions, wishes and love.
  • Re-assess what you really want, and imagine the regeneration of the spirit. Right now, while the Sun and Moon are in the sign of Pisces…. and focus on your true intentions with the New Moon Intention Creator.

Try it  here.

The Last Full Moon of Winter is here

 We’ve almost made it through. 

In the past years of feeling challenged to get through the winter without a battle..I’ve been doing it differently.

Prioritizing my self care and preparing as best as I can for inevitable stress triggers helps,

Being more aware of my own winter tendencies, and knowing my limitations helped me figure out what I  needed to include in the winter sanctuary this year. Every time I need some “me time” ..I find myself there  and am comforted quick. I hope you’ll check it out, see if it can serve you too.

This Moon is Sometimes called The Quickening Moon…or the Worm Moon.

When the snow thaws and the damp Earth becomes visible again, the rains coax the little worms out, and they twist their way through the newly softened soil.

We all begin to feel the subtle shift of creative life beginning inside ourselves too.

The ‘quickening’ is often described as a phase of gestation in pregnancy, when you begin to feel a “flutter” of a tiny movement inside the womb …and inside the earth must be the same.

Worms in the street, and  Crocus popping up bring me hope and delight each and every year.

A Quickening of joy.

The Chaste Moon.

The word “chaste” has a synonymous relationship with the words “virgin and virginal”
and Virgo! The Sun’s sign continues in watery Pisces until the spring equinox and the moon is in the Earthly sign of Virgo for the next few days.

Look for the Virgo symbol (the one that looks like an ‘M’) and the Pisces Symbol In your chart to see which ‘houses’ will be activated for the next few days. This will give you some personal insights on how to best activate these energies in your personal life for this full moon cycle.No chart? No worries…

Pure intentions met with clear action (for the good of all concerned) is the higher purpose of this moon. We also have a chance to balance the creative imaginative right brain with the systematic logical left brain for some powerful results that can surprise you and create the breakthrough that you need before the winter is over. Yes, really.

Watch out for escapism, a negative Pisces trait, could encourage indulgence and even extreme moodiness in everyone until we get to Spring.

Beware of perfectionism, a shadow Virgo trait that can take you out before you even begin. The dark hole of negative self talk is a place you don’t need to be in,. Let’s talk.

To appease both the detail oriented Virgo and the imaginative Pisces within us all, Here are some suggestions for your own personal full moon celebration:

Designate a dream journal, remember to date your entries. Keep recording your night dreams and daydreams all the way up to  the next full moon cycle and see what wants to manifest. You’ll be able to  track emerging patterns and capture insights from your deep psyche, especially now. Or try the Full moon Dream Designer here.

Organize your creative supplies. just moving them around can be therapeutic. Maybe display your instrument in a new place, or gather your paintbrushes in a way that’s appealing and easier to play with…and when inspiration strikes. It will all be waiting for you.

Use your Creativity!!! Creating form out of the formless is a perfect activity for right now. See if you can incorporate some kind of sign or magical symbol or word in your art, songs or poetry.

Can’t do it today?

Plan a creative effort. Sound counter-intuitive? it’s not. Put it on your calendar and you’ll have your playtime scheduled. You need to create time for creative and practice time. Learn more about this in the workshop included in the Goddess Sanctuary.

Too cold to play in the garden..I know I know.

Weed a closet instead. Could it be finally time to get rid of the pieces that make you feel bad?..Worn out sexy shoes, an unpleasant memory attached to that pretty dress, a cute top with a fabric you don’t like, or a color that looks weird on you… it’s a little too big here , and too tight there…just because it’s unflattering on you, doesn’t mean someone else can’t enjoy it. Go ahead and give it all away to your favorite charity box or arrange for pickup.  Let someone else love it. Now you can more easily appreciate the wonderful pieces that do make you happy, and get them front and center for easier styling when you want to look great.

Dream up a game plan for your bee-fairy butterfly garden..Research local organic suppliers, order seed catalogs and check out perennial plant species for your specific area that the bees, butterflies and fairies may like to visit….or maybe just look out the window and designate a corner for some wildflowers this year. Here’s my crocus coming up right now in one of my fairy gardens just outside my door.

 

Create a personalized ritual that includes meditation on your life’s purpose, how you might serve humanity (Pisces is all about compassionate healing of suffering), and how you can use your practical talents to do it. Virgo is so very practical. Write out something (anything!) that comes forward for you. Now take one aligned action… a baby step if you wish..and watch the magic unfurl for you. If you are not sure of your special talents, let’s talk.

Uncover your heart’s desire, discover the illusions that have kept it from you, and illuminate the way to your dreams with your Full Moon Dream Designer. A potent practice that takes 5 minutes and assists in setting your powerful focused attention just where you want it.

You could even win a personal Goddess Astrology Assessment just for playing along. Try it here.

 

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