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 .

Pisces Harvest Full Moon

 
Avalon Harvest Moon Altar co-created by Sunshine & Achintya

Avalon Harvest Moon Altar co-created by Sunshine & Achintya

 

The Pisces Harvest Full Moon is exact on September 6th at 12:03am PST.

With this full moon in Pisces, the final sign of the zodiac, we are able to reap the the joys, lessons, insight, and experience from all the previous signs and implement their teachings by seeing through the lens of the ‘being in many worlds at once’. Looking at the symbol for Pisces, with one fish swimming downstream and another swimming upstream, we can see this as an invitation to enter into the power of experiencing life beyond duality by incorporating both the inner and the outer realms, the light and the dark, the highs and the lows, the up and the down, and synthesize the wisdom of polarity, (like 2 magnets coming together in their opposite nature) and the alchemy of fire and water with celebration.

Sister, you are a daughter of the infinite Goddess. Your presence here now invites the awakening of and reclamation of all of you. Your shadow, light and, the rainbow spectrum in between them both. With the Moon is in Pisces, you are asked to rise in taking authentic action with your intuition and gut wisdom. To harness the power of your inner guidance to direct you on your path. 

Drink lots of water. Get into WATER. Be in NATURE. Be present with your breath and the rhythm of your sleep patterns. Rest and exercise. Meditate. Take care to be in stillness in the mornings to recall your dreams, deep insight is there for you. Breathe deeply and check in with your inner voice when needing to make major choices. Accept. Surrender. Release. Celebrate.

 

Harvest Moon Attributes

  • Astrology: Artist's Moon, closest full moon to autumnal equinox
  • Tarot: Strength
  • Herbs: Copal, Fennel, Wheat, Valerian
  • Colors: Brown, Yellow-Green, Yellow
  • Stones: Citrine, Peridot, Tiger’s Eye, Olivine, Amethyst
  • Animals: Snake, Jackal, Sparrow
  • Goddesses:  Ceres, Isis, Freya
  • Medicine: Rest after labor, Mabon, Autumn Equinox, Balance of light & dark, Organize, Clean out Mental/Physical/Emotional/Spiritual Clutter
 
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Ritual Suggestions

  • Gratitude Harvest Altar & Release:  Gather fruits and vegetables. Flowers and grains. Create an altar of abundance, representing all you are in gratitude of. List all the things you are grateful for in your life from this year so far and place this in the moonlight (outside or window) to attract more experiences to be grateful for. Write down all the things you are ready to release, change or shift and either bury them, burn them or offer them to a body of water.
  • Dream Speak: Pay close attention to your dreams tonight and through the weekend. 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.
  • Cleanse: Whether you are moving from Winter to Spring in the Southern Hemisphere or from Summer to Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, the moon cycle of Equinox can be the best time of year for a cleanse. When we cleanse the body, we also cleanse out the mind and release baggage and beliefs that are of dis-ease. If you choose to cleanse this season, be wise about what one choose. Do your homework. Investigate & get support. Grab a beloved or join a group cleanse. 
  • Make Space: Time to go through your cupboards, closet, garage etc... and let go of the excess. Spaciousness feels so good and you open yourself up to more internal power and creative life-force.
  • Be Still: With so much frequency shift happening now, simply closing your eyes to pay attention to your breath to pause for 5 minutes will do wonders for your nervous system (especially if you can do this 3 times a day, and longer than 5 if possible. Do what you can). Make sure to get a long and full sleep.
  • Tea Medicine: Drinking Tulsi & Gotu Kola herbal tea will soothe your nerves and calm your spirit. This also allows you to open up to magical and bountiful blessings being offered. 
  • Earthing Creativity: Illuminate your dreams and get into your body! Create a vision board or a painting or dance or write in your journal all that you are bringing with you into the next season ahead. Place this out into the moonlight/speak it/sing out loud.
  • 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 and dreams that you see for yourself and for the planet.
  • 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. (See invitation below).

 

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.

With Lunar Love, Achintya

 

Registration IS NOW OPEN to the 4th Quarter of our MOON SISTERS TEMPLE

Oct 3 - Dec 27

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As we step into our the final Quarter of 2017, our Mystery School Rituals will be devoted to Shakti Power, as we activate with the power of Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.

 

In honour of these Goddesses, we will be having a FREE Global Navaratri Celebration before we begin. 

I welcome you join us in Global Sisterhood from Sept 20 - 29 for 9 NIGHTS OF THE GODDESS RISING.

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In the light of this Harvest Full Moon, I am honored and delighted to share a dreamseed of my own with you! Something that I've wanted to bring together for nearly 2 years has come to fruition!

With great honour, I lovingly invite you to 9 NIGHTS OF THE GODDESS RISING, a POWERFUL global online event to Evoke your Divine Feminine Power. For 9 Nights (September 20-29th) I will be hosting this event in celebration of the power of the Goddess. These nightly rituals and conversations with soulful women leaders from around the world are devoted to arouse your self-sovereignty and inspire your deepest knowing of who you already are. 


Take your seat in the temple and join us as Goddess Durga comes alive in her forms of Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati!


If you aren’t familiar, Navaratri, meaning "9 Nights" is the Hindu celebration of the power of the Goddess. I believe WE, as a global sisterhood on the planet at this time, are being called to RISE in our Leadership and Be the Goddess as embodiments of Peace, Justice, Equality, Beauty, and Celebration and to lead our lives with Grace, Courage, Compassion, Clarity, and Confidence. 


In this free online event you will receive:

— LIVE STREAMED Opening and closing Durga ceremony led by yours truly
— 9 guided rituals and conversations from soulful feminine leaders
— Access to a deeply supportive, nurturing, and cutting edge global sisterhood
— A Facebook group where you can process the learning and make new friends
— A deeper level of awareness in your own feminine power


Each night we EMBODY the POWER of each Goddess and her energy!

 

BLESSED HARVEST MOON!

Love, Achintya Devi


Posted on September 5, 2017 .

Lughnasadh Aquarius New Moon Eclipse

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 Loog-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 .