Aquarius Full Moon Eclipse + Lunar Lughnasadh

The Aquarius Lughnsadh Full Moon is exact on August 7th at 11:11am PST and the Lunar Eclipse is exact at 11:22 am PST.

Lughnasadh, (pronounced Loo-NAS-ah), also known as Lammas falls on August 1st in the Gregorian calendar. In our Moon Priestess traditions, we celebrate Lunar Lughnasadh on August 7th this year, which is a partial lunar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius.

At this time of fruition, integration and reflection, take time to honour the seeds you've planted and celebrate this time of the first Harvest and your creative powers. 

The visionary Aquarian Corn 'Empress' Full Moon (partial) Eclipse coupled with Leo Sun offer a unique window of 'shining' and offering our desires and dreams, to be seen and witnessed, so that we can embody them more fully in devotion to the planet. We are becoming adept to what is and what is not working in our lives through the lens of how we contribute to the world. 

This Full Moon is Also known as the Corn Moon

 

Corn Moon Attributes

  • Tarot: The Empress
  • Herbs: Chamomile, St. John’s wort, Fennel, Rue
  • Colors: Yellow, Gold
  • Stones: Tiger's Eye, Carnelian, Red Jasper,  
  • Animals: Lioness, Phoenix, Hawk
  • Goddesses: Gaia, Demeter, Corn Mother
  • Medicine: Gathering, Gratitude, Health & Wellness, Friendships, Bounty, Motherhood

 

Lunar Lughnasadh Eclipse Ritual

Please set aside 30 minutes for this interactive Ritual Meditation. Is best done on the Earth, in Nature if possible, in your bare feet on the day of the eclipse. However, it can also be done the day before or after.

After the Ritual, you are welcome to join us in our Goddess Rising Sisterhood Facebook Group to share all that you are releasing, amplifying, celebrating and declaring.

 

More Eclipse Ritual Suggestions

  • Water Bearer Gratitude:  List all the things you are grateful for in your life from this year in how you serve and share your gifts (truly acknowledge yourself), place this in the moonlight (outside or window) to attract more experiences to be grateful for. Then, write down all the things you are ready to release and either burn them or offer them to a body of water.
  • Empress Dance: Put on music you love and offer your heart through dance in devotion to how you wish to serve and express your gifts in the world.
  • Dream Speak: Pay close attention to your dreams and visions in the full moon. Record them in a journal and speak them out loud. Only by writing them down or speaking them will the sometimes subtle (or not so subtle) meaning and message be revealed to you.
  • Water Bearer Moon Bathe: Get into the magic of the moonlight and absorb her luminous, activating, soul stirring and healing balm. Look to the moon and speak the visions that you see for yourself and for the planet.
  • Gem Stone Activation Meditation: Place any of the above gemstones (after they have been charged in the moonlight) or ones you are currently working with, on your brow point/third eye either during the full moon or in the sun light to activate your visionary center of intuition and receive the messages that you are ready for. Breathe fully and deeply as you lie down and relax. 
  • Journal Questions: What is an Empress? How does she serve? How can I embody the Archetype of Empress in my own life? What is a Water Bearer? How am I that? What am I ready to release so that I can serve more fully on my dharmic path? What gifts am I ready to shine?
  • Remember: Put out your gem stones and jewels in a window or in water for cleansing, renewal and activation. Place an apple and glass of water in the moonlight and have it for a 'Visionary Water Bearer' breakfast the next morning.
  • Commune: Gather in an intentional way with loved ones and do any of the above together and create your own. Now can be a powerful time to be with the energy of the collective.

 

Self-Care Tips This Eclipse Season

(for the rest of the month)

  • Drink extra water
  • Walk on the earth barefoot
  •  Swim in living water (ocean, steam, river)
  • Take Baths with salt and clay
  • Practice alternate nostril breathing
  • Take extra naps and rest
  • Wear head coverings (hats or shawls) to keep your energy sealed within

 

Full Moon rituals can be done the day before, of and after the actual full moon. This is the 3 day potency period. Blessings to you in this wondrous and magical time.


 

Attributes inspired from DJ Conway.

Posted on August 5, 2017 .

Leo New Moon & Mary Magdalene Feast Day Ritual

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The New Moon is blazing her blessings upon us July 23rd at 2:46 am PST // 5:46 am EST in the Fire sign of Leo, creating a Lunar Cycle of the Lion or Lioness related to our royal and regal inner Queen/King expressed in the world. This astrological event also marks the start of a powerful 'eclipse season' which we will be journeying through for much of Summer (northern hemisphere)/ Winter (southern hemisphere). It is a month long portal of the Lions Gate, from New Moon in Leo this Saturday, to the Full Moon in Aquarius on August 7th that is a partial Lunar Eclipse, to another New Moon in Leo on August 21st that is the full Solar Eclipse!


Wow! We are in for a POWER-FULL month of amplification, illumination, and transformation! Eclipses signify shifts, completions, endings, releasing and new beginnings, directions and openings. Because the Full Moon in Aquarius next month is sandwiched between 2 Leo New Moons, this is related to our own sovereignty, power, leadership, gifts, visions in the world. How do we wield our power? Is this done from a place of Love or fear? A power of control or offering? How do we give our power away? How do we reclaim it? How do we offer our power to love and serve?

 

Mary Magdalene Feast Day Ritual

The Dark Moon on July 22nd is the Feast Day of Saint Mary Magdalene, who was officially given status by the Vatican on June 10th of 2016 as the "Apostle of All Apostles" after being cast by the church as whore for far too long! As her Presence emerges strongly on the planet at this time through our consciousness, she bares the gifts of remembering our Feminine Womb Power (pure & erotic) and Sacred Moon Blood Magick.  As equal and Beloved to Yeshua, together they represent Holy and Divine Union, Unconditional Love, and the powers of co-creation as shared by the masculine and feminine (lunar and solar energies).

You are invited to participate in a Meditation Ritual with Mary Magdalene.

After listening to the Meditation Ritual, you are invited to share in our Goddess Rising Sisterhood Facebook Group to express yourself.

We welcome you to share with us the power and blessings that are alive for you. What are you claiming as your divine inheritance in this moment in time and space? What are you activating? What dreamseeds are you planting and what blessings are you imbuing upon them so they grow big and strong through this lunar cycle and beyond? What wisdom or remembrance was activated with Mary Magdalene?

As we collectively witness, celebrate and support each other in our truth, we RISE in awakening the legacy we are meant to birth here on Earth at this time! I look forward to hearing and seeing you there.

With Love,

Achintya Devi

 

Posted on July 21, 2017 .

Full Blessing Moon in Capricorn

 

This Capricorn Full Blessing Moon is gracing us on July 8th at 9:07 pm PST / July 9th at 12:07am EST. Our deepest desires are illuminated and we are asked to ground them to the earth so that we can live them now, for the benefit of our own lives, and for the planet. 

It's time to take stock of all of that we can be grateful for, for all the blessings and abundance already present, as well as what emotional and earthly needs/desires have not been met, and to initiate new ways to getting these met with creativity, support, and grace. 

Also, in Vedic and Hindu Tradition, it is Guru Purnima! The special Full Moon, once a year, is a time of honouring those that have been, and are, our teachers. This moon is dedicated to those who have illuminated us in some way, who have taught us and guided us, and who have shown us more of who we truly are and why we are here. 

 

Blessing Moon Attributes

  • Tarot: The Emperor
  • Herbs: Honeysuckle, Lemon Balm, Jasmine
  • Colors: Green, Ocean Blues, Coral
  • Stones: Ocean Jasper, Lepidolite, Aquamarine
  • Animals: Crab, Turtle, Dolphin, Whale
  • Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Sulis, Nephthys
  • Medicine: Peak of Summer; Relaxed energy; Preparation; Dream-work; Lughnasadh

 

Ritual Suggestions

  • Earth Connection: Walk on the earth with bare feet. Imagine roots growing down from your feet or your womb space to the womb of Mother Gaia. Feel this an anchoring rod of light connecting you to the Earth and welcome in the magic of the Moon descend down from above you as you continue to send the energy deep into the earth to ground your dreams and affirmation and keep your body temple feeling supported and nourished.
  • Guru Purnima Gratitude Blessing: Throughout the day and night continually say out loud what you are grateful for from the people in your life you consider are your teachers, those you have learned from, who have empowered you and, If it's a person, reach out and tell them in a message or a phone call. If they are animals or angels or guides in the unseen realms, speak your gratitude out loud, or sing or write it down.
  • Take Stock & Take Action: In your journal, write down 1-3 emotional needs and desires that are not being met. Then list why this is so. Make sure you turn the answer inward and don't point the finger to the outside or at someone else. This is powerful. Take your time with this one. There may be massive insight and healing in this alone. Then for each need/desire, write down one way you can activate these to come to fruition. Make a commitment to apply at least one of these in the next 72 hours. And the others within this lunar cycle. 
  • Creative Activation: Take a piece of paper and list 5-10 desires you have. Place this sacred paper under the moonlight (either outside or by a window). Create an altar with this by adding symbols (of things you already have/cuttings from a magazine, etc) that represent these desires. Get creative. Then burn sage or incense around you to purify yourself and symbolically remove any ways of being that prevent you from experiencing these desires (insight from first ritual may come into play here). Sing or chant any mantras or songs that you feel connected to, to bring these soul desires to life! 
  • Remember: Put out your gemstones and jewels in a window or in water for cleansing, renewal, and activation. Place an apple and glass of water in the moonlight and have it for a 'Moon Wisdom' breakfast the next morning.

 

Full Moon rituals can be done the day before, of and day after the actual full moon. This is the 3 day potency period. Blessings to you in this wondrous and magical time.

Wild Moon Love, Achintya

 


Posted on July 6, 2017 .

Sagittarius Full Honey Moon

This Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius takes place at 6:10 am PST on June 9th. This moon is also called the Strawberry, Rose, or Mead Moon varying in names from different traditions.

This Sagittarius full moon comes at a time of significant transition for the collective as we feel into our deepest dreams and ideals (the target), by activating our devotional embodiment practices (the arrow), held with the wisdom and truth in our hearts (the bow). 

Making clear and honest choices towards our greatest dreams is highlighted right now. The blue flame of the Sag moon invites us into deeper Presence so that we can explore important paths/options/choices to support our direction from our bodies intuitive guidance, rather than solely from the logical mind.  

This is also a time of celebration for all that is ripe in your life, whether this is related to an attitude of gratitude, completing a job well done or for embodying uplifting qualities, symbolized by the Honey Moon. Therefore, it is important to reward or honour yourself in some way and remain in a state of contentment. Go on and celebrate yourself and this amazing life!

 

Honey Moon Attributes

  • Tarot: The Moon
  • Herbs: Meadowsweet, Vervain, Parsley, Skullcap
  • Colors: Orange, Golden-green
  • Stones: Topaz, Agate, Fluorite, Pearl
  • Animals: Honey Bee, Butterfly, Frog, Peacock
  • Goddesses: Butterfly Maiden, Cerridwen, Ishtar
  • Medicine: Contentment, Litha/ Summer Solstice, Time of Light, Choices / Decision Making, Strengthen and reward positive qualities of oneself

 

Ritual Suggestions

  • Gratitude Speak: Speak aloud to the Full Moon, or write in your journal 11 things you are great-full for. If writing, place in the moonlight overnight. This practice brings to light more experiences for you to be great-full for. 
  • Dream Illumination & Sacred Release Journal: What dreams is your soul illuminating for you at this time? What sacred desires are being called into the light? What visions do you have for yourself? How can you clarify and define your dreams? Why are they meaningful and full of purpose? What is between you and your dreams? What is stopping you from living them (focusing on your own patterns, thought forms, behaviors, beliefs)? Burn this paper now for sacred release in a fire or with candles outside in the full moon light. Dance / speak/ move/ sound it out.  After this and you feel more space within you, write down and speak aloud to the moon how you now choose to commit and devote yourself to your dreams. How you can take action, receive support and rest into the divine timing of these dreams.
  • Honey Medicine: Eat a spoonful of honey in the moonlight, taste the sweetness of all of your life's blessings and recent accomplishments while feeling into trust, that all be provided for, for your life's dreams.
  • Devotional Heart: How does your heart want to be expressed/nurtured at this time? What embodiment practices inspire you right now? Dance, yoga, walking, chi gong, archery? Activities that bring you out of your mind and into your body are where it's at when done with the intention of celebrating and honouring yourself and your growing dreams. Trying doing them in the moonlight.
  • Elemental Nourishment: Sag Moon is an ideal time for you to get in the Natural World and the Elements. Visit your favorite tree, park, river, ocean or lake etc... Let the wild and sacred medicine of nature seep into your body and your breath. Let the mind go and rest into Earth and practice the art of spaciousness by simply Being. 
  • Remember: Put out your gem stones and jewels in a window or in water for cleansing, renewal and activation. Place an apple and glass of water in the moonlight and have it for a 'Moon Wisdom' breakfast the next morning.
  • Commune: Gather in an intentional way with loved ones and do any of the above together and create your own. Now can be a powerful time to be with the energy of the collective.

 

Full Moon rituals can be done the day before, of and after the actual full moon. This is the 3 day potency period. Blessings to you in this wondrous and magical time.

 

Share with us what's coming forward for you at this Full Moon time in our Goddess Rising Sisterhood Facebook Group! What are you grate-full for? What blessings are you counting? What embodiment practices are you incorporating into your life at this time?

 

Posted on June 9, 2017 .

Scorpio Full Flower Moon

 
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This Full Moon in Scorpio takes place at 2:42pm PST on May 10th.

Welcome to Lunar Beltane (the full moon of May)! A time of celebrating your fertile dreams, body and soul, springing forth into new life. Just as a flower blooms, in this Flowering Moon, you are being invited to honour yourself for all the ways in which you are already expanding and growing. Gratitude and Self-Love Rituals to nourish the body and mind are especially powerful right now. As the Moon is in Scorpio, this is also a time where the depths of your soul and psyche may emerge from the darkness into the Light of the Full Moon for you to experience revelations and powerful insight.

Now is a most auspicious window to create space to consciously listen to how you feel in your body and allow the wisdom of your womb space to guide you in a mystical an embodied way on your path. Be sure to honour the power of passionate communion (with self or other) and give reverence for the gift of your sacred sensuality. It is the power of Creation itself. 

 

This Moon is also known as the Wesak Moon in Buddhist Tradition. It was the Full moon in May that the Buddha was born, later experienced enlightenment as the Buddha and finally passed on from the body (YES, all on the Full Moon of May). It is said that it is during this time that we have the blessing and opportunity of Great Awakening. Blessed be.

 

Flower Moon Attributes

  • Tarot: The Lovers
  • Herbs: Elder, Mint, Rose, Mugwort, Thyme
  • Colors: Green, Brown, Pink
  • Stones: Emerald, Malachite, Amber, Carnelian, Moonstone
  • Animals: Cats, Lynx, Leopard, Swan, Dove
  • Goddesses: Maia, Venus, Aphrodite, Artemis, Bast, Astarte
  • Moon Medicine: Creation, Love, Intuition, Divine Connection, Connection with Nature, Sexuality, Sensuality Beltane

 

Ritual Suggestions

  • Make Love to Life: Whether this means literally making love with intentional celebration of your creative forces and pleasure, or metaphorically, this is time to put your hearts desires into motion. Dance. Paint. Sing. Play music. Weave. Craft.
  • Vision Board: Take action to bring all your sacred visions to form with a vision board and place it under the moon light for blessed activation.
  • Fire Moon Ritual: Get into Nature. Take off your shoes. Breathe in the air and remember that your cycles mimic Her's. Give any of your limiting beliefs and fears to the Fire (either by building one, or with candles). With movement and voice, write them down and burn them. This is an act of purification and activation and a releasing of any heavy weight or burdens you may be carrying. Then welcome in and all the feelings inside of you that make you feel WONDERFUL and move in that direction. Literally. 
  • Moon Elixir: Combine mint/rose/tulsi/hibiscus/cinnamon tea with honey and you've got a simple and delicious fiery elixir. Place it in Full Moon light (you can even add a quartz crystal into your cup for added magic), drink in all that you are great-full for and sip in celebration of your feminine lunar essence.
  • Remember: Put out your gem stones and jewels in a window or in water for cleansing, renewal and activation. Place an apple and glass of water in the moonlight and have it for a 'Moon Wisdom' breakfast the next morning.
  • Commune: Gather in an intentional way with loved ones and do any of the above together and create your own. Now can be a powerful time to be with the energy of the collective.

 

Full Moon rituals can be done the day before, of and after the actual full moon. This is the 3 day potency period. Blessings to you in this wondrous and magical time.

Attributes adopted by DJ Conway

 

THE ALCHEMICAL EMPRESS RETREAT

Bowen Island, BC Canada

Half Moon August 25 - 30, 2017

Rise and spread your wings!  Sisters, I invite to join us from August 25 - 30th. Our retreat serves to empower you as a vessel of the Sacred and catalyze the next evolution of your Sovereignty, Leadership and Feminine Power.

Individually you are encouraged to rest into self-care nourishment, listen to the voice of your soul, and welcome the power of the Moon & the Goddess to guide you from within to courageously rise into the next phase of your life, leadership and divine unfoldment.  As a sisterhood temple, we will journey with a powerful Rituals, Nature Adventures and Embodiment Practices to lovingly empower your Womb, Heart and Soul!

Our Eco-friendly Retreat Home, Nectar Yoga B&B, is set on 1.2 acres, with elegant and cozy northwest accommodations just a few minutes walk from the Pacific Ocean, that includes a Finnish sauna and geodesic Nature dome as our temple.

4 Spots Remain

I'd love to be with you for this Magickal experience this Summer!

* APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 18 *


Posted on May 8, 2017 .