Gemini Cold Moon

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The Gemini Full Moon is exact on December 3rd at 7:47am PST | 10:47am EST.

This full moon, governed by the Element of Air, is simultaneously a descent into your innermost chambers to release the past and a celebration of gratitude for all the blessings of the past year. This paradox is a Gemini moon code revealing opportunities for multi-faceted communication cosmically, internally, relationally, emotionally and spiritually that can offer personal transformation and healing in our collective consciousness (particularly relating to our ancestral bloodlines) and Mother Earth.

The full moon asks us to humbly illuminate our personal shadows and integrate them into the Light by taking responsibility for anything that needs expressing, amending, releasing or forgiving through communication. This communication may be with yourself or others from the past (including your ancestors). In this dualistic medicine of Gemini, it is also the time for us to gather and rise in the power of our sovereignty and communicate our gratitude and sacred desires through prayer, song, dance, words and actions. When we direct the power of our mind's intentions through the lens of the heart by giving thanks we activate healing and transformation within and all around us, birthing into being the world we want to live in.

 

Cold Moon Attributes

  • Tarot: The Sun
  • Herbs: Holly, Fir, Mistletoe
  • Colors: Blood red, White, Silver, Forest green
  • Stones: Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Black Tourmaline; Hematite
  • Animals: Bear, Deer, Wolf, Robin, Snowy owl
  • Goddesses: Ixchel, Kali, Hathor, Hecate, Frigga
  • Medicine: Hibernation; Rebirth of the light; Darkness; Connecting with loved ones; Yule: Winter Solstice; Darkness; Turning within; Shadow work

The 'Cold Moon' traditionally refers to the December Moon, as was tracked by Native American cultures. Some tribes called it Long Nights Moon, referring to the longer nights before Solstice.

 

Gemini Ritual Suggestions

  • Share: Write a letter or make a phone call to a person that you need to communicate with in to feel complete. Express your truth with heart and sincerity.  
  • Burn it: Write a list of the communication/thoughts that are happening inside your head that you are ready to shift. Beliefs, stories, habits, all that you wish to leave behind in 2017. What are you letting go of? Free it up. Give it voice. Let it out. Let it go and burn it (safely) with a candle or campfire or fireplace. Then proceed to ritual below.
  • Stand in your Illuminated Vision: Let your visions come to life! Go deeper from the above ritual. With the space created from what you released, it's now time to get creative with making a 'vision board' of your medium (whether visually with a painting or drawings or dance or write in your journal) and express your truth, dreams and visions, and all that you wish to bring more attention and energy to for yourself and for the planet. Place this out into the moonlight/speak it/sing it during the full moon window.
  • Gem Stone Reminder: 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. 


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In the embrace of Global Sisterhood Achintya Devi, Sianna Sherman, and Sofiah Thom have curated a sacred journey for you to:

  • Embrace your sexual sovereignty and feminine wisdom
  • Transform guilt and shame into self-love and acceptance
  • Awaken to deeper pleasure and receptivity
  • Remember your the power encoded in your sensual essence 

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Posted on November 30, 2017 .

Lunar Samhain

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The New Moon arrives November 18th at 3:42 am PST // 6:42 pm EST in the deep water sign of Scorpio. This is Lunar Samhain (when the Dark Moon and Sun are both in the sign of Scorpio). 


This moon is a time that beckons us to move from head to heart and from heart to the dark waters of the womb space. The theme for the next moon cycle is honouring yourself as the Wise Woman in this Queen of Death portal, giving your body rest and descending into the depths of your emotional & soul wisdom. This is a powerful invitation from the Great Mystery to step into the unknown, let go, let the Goddess and allow yourself to be held. 


It is a time to do less and be more. Scorpio mirrors to you the medicine of connecting with your passions and emotions that lie within your womb space and dream space and to truly feel them. To listen to them. To honour them and welcome organic insight. Now is a time of the sacred pause, dissolution and hibernation. Powerful gifts await you, when you slow down, rest into the deep unknown and follow the flow of your intuition.

Scorpio, Eagle & Phoenix Blessings unto you in this Lunar Samhain.

 

Lunar Samhain Rituals

If you didn't already do any of these rituals from Hallow's Eve. They are powerful to do now.

 

Take off the Mask:  Feel into any ways that you may be inauthentic with yourself and any masks that you may be wearing that aren't serving the essence of who you are. Draw or paint these out or write them down and then lay to rest any of the false faces that you may be wearing. In this way, the more you peel away the masks that aren't you, the more you can rise into the truth of who you are, right now, and emerge more fully as your radiant self.


Honour Your Ancestors:  Write down all the things you are grateful for about your lineage. The gifts you have received. The lessons you have learned. Perhaps you may wish to create an altar for your ancestors. In your unique way, create the space to offer gratitude to those that came before you and acknowledge them for the wisdom that now flows through you. They LOVE it if you make something delicious and offer it to them!


Fire Release Ritual:  You may also wish to connect with the parts of your lineage that may be less than joy-filled. If you desire, you can get in touch with the part of you that feels angry, sad, frustrated and confused about what your bloodline or lineage has passed down to you and offer this into the fires of transmutation (by literally building a fire or safely using a candle). You can write these down or say them out loud, or both. Then, move your body and make any desired sounds to finalize the release. When complete, you can offer any authentic words of forgiveness, empathy, and realizations.

 

Seed Your Dreams:  Give yourself the gift of moving from your head to your heart and heart to womb space. It's an auspicious time to FEEL your dreams. Your goals. Your desires. Scorpio is all about feeling. Bring any visuals or ideas about what you'd like to experience for your life into the visceral experience of your body. In this way, you are sending out messages to the universe to magnify these experiences into your life. Take some time to literally experience how your desires and dreams FEEL in your body. There is nothing to do right now, except feel. If insight comes for action, wonderful. But please give yourself permission to just be. This is truly the magick of creating your life.

 

 

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Posted on November 16, 2017 .

Taurus Shaman's Full Moon

 
 

The full moon in Taurus is full of magick on Friday, Nov 3rd at 9:23pm PDT, Nov. 4th at 12:23pm EDT if you're on Eastern and 4:23am GMT.

This Shaman's Taurus Full Moon simultaneously illuminates the innermost chambers of our body as a temple to experience cosmic bliss in celebration of love, is a time of expressing gratitude to Mother Earth and all the blessings of the past year, and is an invitation be the grounded action needed for transformation and healing in your personal life and the collective consciousness (particularly relating to ancestral bloodlines in the realms of pleasure, sensuality & sex).

Taurus Moon (sensuality) + Scorpio Sun (sexuality) =  one of the most potent sign combinations in the zodiac! This is an alchemical union of primordial and mystical energy that can set your soul on fire into ecstatic freedom!

This full moon asks us to illuminate our shadows related to sensuality and sex and 'weed' out what isn't serving. This also relates to how we treat Mother Earth, ourselves and each other. Is there communication needed to make amends with yourself or others from the past (including your ancestors)? 

Taurus moon (ruled by Venus) activates our earthy, sensual nature! It is time to delight in and take exquisite care of our bodies and the body of Mother Earth. There is a powerful portal open for prayer, forgiveness, celebration, self-love, sensuality, eroticism and embodied bliss. With the sun in scorpio, this full moon shines on our deepest feelings and sacred desires related to pleasure, orgasm, connection and freedom. It's time to sing, dance, make love, create acts of celebration, and express your feelings with your body. When we direct the power of our intentions in this way, we activate healing and transformation within and all around us. With our prayers and grounded visions, we assist in bringing into being the world we want to live in. 

 

Shaman's Moon Attributes:

  • Tarot: Death
  • Herbs: Grains of Paradise, Verbena, Borage, Blessed Thistle
  • Colors: Orange, Red, Sea-Green
  • Stones: Topaz, Hyacinth, Lapis Lazuli, Rose Quartz
  • Animals: Crocodile, Owl, Goose
  • Goddesses: Cerridwen, Mawu, Hecate
  • Medicine: Honoring our ancestors; Releasing the past; Transformation; Gratitude; Reflecting on the lessons of the past year; Shadow work

 

Ritual Suggestion

FULL MOON WATER BLESSING FOR SELF LOVE & FOR THE EARTH 

Water is sacred. Water is the giver of Life. Water is the transporter of energy. Water is the vehicle for change. Water represents the power of both giving and receiving. Water births new life, hydrates us, cleanses us, washes us, nourishes us. Without water, we would not exist. 

Water can receive and hold the vibrations that we emanate through our unique frequencies given by voice, words, intention, and thought. This water is both the living bodies around us as streams, rivers, rains and ocean, as well as the water that we are made up of.

This month's ritual is focused on the power of our Love (Taurus ruled by Venus) with the Waters of our Earth (ruled by the Moon). 

This can be done individually or in a group setting. If you can be beside a river, the ocean or a stream, this is the most ideal setting. If not, that is fine too. It is preferable that you be outside. Again, if not, create a lovely setting inside where ever you are.

Items you'll need: 

  • Lit candle(s) 
  • 2 bowls or 2 cups of water
  • Pen & paper
  • Gemstones or crystals you feel called to (esp the stones mentioned above)

You can use the following as inspiration for your own Water Blessing Ritual. Please feel free to adjust as you see fit, while keeping the integrity of the intention intact.

1  Create sacred space outside on the earth if possible or in your home with lit candles, sage for smudging, and set up an altar (simple or elaborate) with items that are special to you, including gemstones and crystals, flowers, plants, images, and art. If you are in a group, gather in a circle and place the altar in the center.

2  If you are outside, stand or sit under the Moon. Allow yourself to feel a direct relationship to Her, as a mover of the living waters of the Earth and within your own body. If you are inside, see if you can be near a window with her moonlight shining through.

3  Feel the earth under your feet and shake out the tension in the body. Smudge yourself/others with sage to wash away the day and purify your energetic body. Do a grounding exercise (such as conscious breathing in silence for a few minutes), to bring you out of mind chatter and into your body and ritual space.  

4  Place the 2 bowls or 2 cups of water in front of you, or in the middle of your gathering on the earth or on a table (preferably from a live body of water, if not then use purified water or tap water). 

 

PERSONAL ASPECT OF THE RITUAL

5  Acknowledge what you are grateful for in 3 different areas of your life. Relationship to self, Spiritual Path, Partnership, Career, Family etc... Write down what is it you value about each area and keep this with you or at the altar space during the full moon night. This magnifies your gratitude and creates more abundant gratitude.

6  Then, while being very honest with yourself, identify any habits, thoughts, patterns, and behaviors that you are ready to release so you can step more fully into the gratitude/qualities from above. 

7  Write down what it is that you want to release onto paper and then one or two at a time, burn it from the fire lit by the candle at the altar. Safety, please!

8  Allow yourself to feel the transfer of what you're releasing to the fire of the candle. Then place the burned paper into one of the first bowl or cup of water. If in a group, focus on the 'letting go' into the water. If in a group, can holds hands in a circle while each person as a turn, if that feels good to you.

9  When everyone is complete you can then offer a song or chant related to the power of death and release. You can chant the sacred syllable Om 3 times as you offer these waters of release from the first bowl or cup to the Earth. This signifies the old being composted and used as nourishment for Her sacred soils.

 

COLLECTIVE ASPECT OF THE RITUAL

10  Bring the 2nd bowl or cup of water into your hands (or who ever wants to go first). Infuse into the water with your intentions and prayers for the waters of earth and the waters of humankind. This can be done in silence or with words. It is your authentic intentions from your heart that matter most. This is the most important part of this Water Blessing, as water receives your vibration and frequency.

11  If you are in a group, pass the water around the circle so that each person has a turn to share their vibration and offerings into the water. If this is a large group, you may wish to have 2 bowls going around at once in both directions or have a time keeper so that each person has an equal amount of time to share.

12  When everyone is complete, you can offer a song or chant here in celebration and affirmation of all that was shared that is now infused in the water. You can hold hands and chant Om Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu 9 times or chant for several minutes. This is a Sanskrit prayer that translates to ‘May All Beings Everywhere Be Happy And At Peace’ (pronounced Aum Low-ka-ha  Sa-mas-ta-ha  Sue-key-no  Bavan-too),

13  You can then offer this sacred water, infused with all your prayers, first to everyone present by taking a little sip of water or simply anointing yourself on the forehead and heart. Make to truly take in and receive the power of the collective blessings within you. Then offer the rest of this water to the body of water you are beside while continuing to chant. As an option you can end with Om Shanti Shanti Shanti 3 times, which translates to Om Peace Peace Peace. Feel the power of your prayers flow into the waters of our Mother Earth. If you are not near a body of water, you can offer the water directly to the Earth beneath you or let it evaporate into the skies.

14  Complete by holding hands (if you are in a group or at your heart if it’s just you) with the words, “In the name of God/Goddess and all that IS, it is done. It is done. It is done. Blessed be, Blessed be. Blessed be. And so it is.” Or, you can use whatever closing feels resonant for you. Celebrate your release, renewal and the power of the water blessing by sharing a food, songs or dancing under the full Moon! 

15  You can allow the lit candles to keep burning as a symbol of transformation through the night if it’s safe. The flame is a purifier, and symbolizes the sparks of inspiration and transformation. OR blow out the candle when you are fully complete.

16  If you wish to share inspiration or photo images from any part of your FULL MOON EARTH & WATER BLESSING RITUAL, we welcome you can share in our Facebook Group: Goddess Rising Sisterhood or on Instagram by using the hashtag #goddessrisingsisterhood or #goddessrising

Blessed Be! Blessed Be! Blessed Be!

 
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We welcome you, beloved sister to join us for our Goddess Yoga Arts Aphrodite Gathering in Mexico! With Achintya Devi, Sianna Sherman, and Sofiah Thom as your guides you will experience the fusion of Goddess Mysticism and Embodiment, Dance, Tantra Yoga, Temple Arts, Womb Wisdom, and Moon Magic! This is a space for deep self-care, nourishment, and sisterhood! 

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*Included references for Moon Attributes: Moon Magick by DJ Conway

Posted on November 2, 2017 .

Samhain Rituals

Blessings fellow Priestesses and Witches! Samhain (pronounced "sow" - "when") is the cross-quarter Holy Day on The Wheel of the Year, half way between Autumnal Equinox and Solstice that marks the beginning of the Celtic New Year in the Priestess traditions and in many cultures around the globe. It is the end of one cycle and the beginning of another as we enter into the dark and stillness where all creation dies and begins anew.


All Hallow's Eve is October 31 and marks the opening of the Samhain portal that extends until the new moon of November 18th this year. This is time to honour those that walked before us on the path of life and give our respect to our ancestors through offerings and deep listening. The medicine during this liminal portal is truly about connecting with the unseen realms and our own unconscious to deeply feel the emotions, beliefs and feelings that lie in the deep watery realms of the soul that we tend to discard.

 

Instead of casting away sadness, anger and grief, it's an invitation to greet these parts of ourselves with compassion and integrate their wisdom into our lives. We can access clear sight see into the darkness the illusions that may be holding us back, choose what wishes to remain, and what needs to die a sacred death. We have the opportunity to dive into our subconscious and affirm our courage to sink into the Womb of the Mystery. To let go and let the Goddess.

 

Blessed Be as we dive in deep!

Love Achintya

 

Lunar Samhain Rituals

Take off the Mask:  Feel into any ways that you may be inauthentic with yourself and any masks that you may be wearing that aren't serving the essence of who you are. Draw or paint these out or write them down and then lay to rest any of the false faces that you may be wearing. In this way, the more you peel away the masks that aren't you, the more you can rise into the truth of who you are, right now, and emerge more fully as your radiant self.


Honour Your Ancestors:  Write down all the things you are grateful for about your lineage. The gifts you have received. The lessons you have learned. Perhaps you may wish to create an altar for your ancestors. In your unique way, create the space to offer gratitude to those that came before you and acknowledge them for the wisdom that now flows through you. They LOVE it if you make something delicious and offer it to them!

Fire Release Ritual:  You may also wish to connect with the parts of your lineage that may be less than joy-filled. If you desire, you can get in touch with the part of you that feels angry, sad, frustrated and confused about what your bloodline or lineage has passed down to you and offer this into the fires of transmutation (by literally building a fire or safely using a candle). You can write these down or say them out loud, or both. Then, move your body and make any desired sounds to finalize the release. When complete, you can offer any authentic words of forgiveness, empathy, and realizations.

 

Empty The Mind. Feel Into Your Dreams:  Give yourself the gift of moving from your head to your heart. It's an auspicious time to FEEL your dreams. Your goals. Your desires. Scorpio is all about feeling. Bring any visuals or ideas about what you'd like to experience for your life into the visceral experience of your body. In this way, you are sending out messages to the universe to magnify these experiences into your life. Take some time to literally experience how your desires and dreams FEEL in your body. This is truly the magick of creating your life.

 

Goddess Yoga Arts

Samhain Ritual Gathering Recording

Step into the Mystery. Join Sofiah Thom, Sianna Sherman & Achintya Devi for a Powerful & Magical  Samhain Ritual on this Holy Day on the Wheel of the Year. 

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Our 1st Annual Goddess Yoga Arts Gathering: Aphrodite is taking place in Mexico April 21 - 26, 2018.

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Posted on October 31, 2017 .

Aries Full Blood Moon

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The Aries Hunter's Blood Moon is exact today October 5th at 11:40am PDT.

This bright moon is called Hunter's Moon because it made it easy for hunters to see prey in preparation for the winter ahead. This moon is also the Harvest Moon being closest to the Equinox. And, it is also called the Blood Moon. It is shaking our foundation loose of any falsity in our lives, from within our blood lines... our very DNA, to return again to our center, to our true power and strength. 

With so much upheaval and conflict in our inner and outer worlds and with the Moon in Aries, ruled by Mars, the God of War, we have the opportunity to ignite the inner and outer (r)evolution of our lives by releasing our anger, rage, and fear in healthy ways, as to avoid continued internal tension and external aggression.

The Aries Moon Medicine is also lighting us up to take external action as the (r)evolutionary and contribute with our voice, energy, money (any form of action) to participate in the change we wish to see in the world. Whatever it is that inspires you. Move in that direction. 

 

Blood / Hunter's Moon Attributes

  • Tarot: The Magician
  • Herbs: Basil, Chives, Dragon’s blood, Geranium
  • Colors: Crimson red, Gold
  • Stones: Ruby, Garnet, Rose quartz
  • Animals: Bear, Wolf, Hawk
  • Goddesses: Hestia, Hathor, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, Bast
  • Medicine: energy into creating and producing; change; self-reliance; tempering emotional flare-ups; taking

 

Ritual Suggestions

  • Authentic Inquiry Journaling: Bring your pen in hand to paper and let your heart answer these potent questions. What am I holding on to that may feel safe, but is truly not serving? In what ways to do I perpetuate tension, anger, repressed emotions and injustice in my inner and outer world? What do I consciously choose to burn away and release with love and gratitude?  What is shaking loose within me? What can I let go of? What does my soul/heart need right now? What is the deep unwavering truth of who I am? How can I contribute?
  • Move your Body and Dance Dance Dance: It is time to SHAKE loose all that is not your truth and ignite love through the body. Get in your body, breath deep, let go and let God/dess.
  • (R)evolutionary Action: Take 1 - 3 steps to actively contribute to the change you wish to see. This could be money, energy, your voice, art, supporting another person, cause or organization.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

BLESSED BLOOD MOON!

Love, Achintya Devi


Posted on October 5, 2017 .