Aries Full Moon

Photo of Achintya Devi by Rachel Shilah, with edits by Achintya

Photo of Achintya Devi by Rachel Shilah, with edits by Achintya

The Aries Hunter's Moon is exact on Sunday, October 13th at 2:08pm 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. It is shaking our foundation loose of any falsity in our lives to return again to our center, to our true power and strength. 

We are experiencing a time on Earth where there is an acceleration of simultaneous Beauty, Grace, Upheaval and Conflict in both our inner and outer worlds. And. All this is here to serve the Great Design of why you/we are here, Now. For you to come into the full embodiment of Truth, Wisdom, Power and Love. To unite your soul and body. For us collectively to unite Heaven and Earth.

With this Full Moon in Aries (ruled by Mars) and conjunct Eris (Goddess of needed upheaval & twin of Aries) it is time to light up your Warrioress Within. This is a Moon to BOTH complete (full moon) & burn away anything holding you back AND begin needed change (Aries is the 1st Zodiac sign of initiation)! It is time to merge the I of Aries with the WE of Libra Sun. To commune and celebrate. To spark inspiration and (r)evolutionize your life.

This is a moon to release anger, rage, frustration or fear in healthy ways, to avoid continued internal tension and external aggression. Wield the Power of Fire wisely and it will support you fiercely.

This Aries Moon Medicine also ignites external action as the (R)Evolutionary and Warrioress you! Contribute your voice, energy, art, money (any form of creative action) to participate in the change you wish Be in the world. 

Your presence with both your shadow and light stimulates needed Awakening, Remembrance and Reclamation for us all! What do you wish to ignite or re-ignite in your life? What gifts are you reclaiming? What is ready to be released? What is being catalyzed within you? How are you called to Revolutionize?

Whatever inspires you, move in that direction. Blessed Be.

 

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.

Full Moon Blessings to you!

Love, Achintya

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Join us for our 2nd Annual Online Journey to the Otherworld during the High Holy Samhain Portal with Global Sisterhood Ritual and Magick!

As the Wheel of the Year turns again, we will come together in Global Sisterhood for a virtual pilgrimage into the Otherworld with 3 ‘Dark Goddesses’ of Avalon.

This liminal realm invites you into the alchemical frequency of death, completions, and sacred destruction so that you may experience essential Release, needed Refuge, desired Revelation and potent Remembrance of your Soul Self.


Posted on October 12, 2019 .

Autumn Equinox and Mabon Rituals

 
© Goddess Rising Mystery School by Melissa Robin

© Goddess Rising Mystery School by Melissa Robin

 

This Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is on September 23rd.


At this special time, day and night are of equal length as Mother Earth takes a sacred pause in Her rotation around the Sun. On The Wheel of the Year, this Holy Day in the Northern Hemisphere is celebrated as Mabon (pronounced in many different ways May-bun, May-boon, May-bawn). Mabon is considered a time of the Great Mysteries. It is a time to honour the Sun Gods and Goddesses, the Harvest, and the Spirit World. 


This is a time of balance, to slow down and reflect, enjoy the bounty of our harvests (whether this be from your gardens, your friendships, and family, your work or your personal achievements) and also to prepare for the next season by welcoming the gifts of the darkness to release, let go, give away, share and shed (whether physically, emotionally, mentally or all the above).


This is a potent moment to honour the light and the shadow within your Womb, Heart & Mind. To honour the human part of you and the spirit part of you… the masculine and the feminine. For, to live fully Whole and integrated, we must embody both polarities. This is the power and alchemy of which all creation is based.


Allow yourself to be joy-filled, sorrowful, happy, frustrated and sad all at once. All of these emotions have deep wisdom, insight, and lessons for you at this time when you inquire with curiosity and acceptance. Give reverence to yourself for how far and deep you have journeyed. Honour your pain, shadow, and challenges. Honour your pleasure, light, and triumphs. And those of others. For every step of your path has led you to this moment now.


We offer thanks and honour to the Goddess as she moves from Mother to Crone, and to the Green Man of giving gratitude for the fortitude of the Sun, as we now reap the gifts and abundance, prosperity and fruitful ways of being.


May we welcome the power of this Holy Day in our personal lives and as the needed change for the world. May we offer to one another the bounty of love in our hearts, and offer the gifts of respect, kindness, honour, and peace to all those we come across. May we do what we can to contribute our energy in gratitude to the Earth, to the Spirit World and to all of humanity.

 

Symbolism and Attributes

The Second Harvest, The Mysteries, Equality, and Balance.

  • Symbols: Wine, cornucopia, gourds, vines, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.

  • Herbs: Acorn, ferns, grains, myrrh, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, passionflower, rose, sage, Solomon's seal, tobacco, benzoin, and thistle.

  • Foods: Bread, nuts, apples, pomegranates, squash, potatoes, carrots, and onions.

  • Scents: Benzoin, myrrh, sage

  • Colours: Red, orange, maroon, rust, brown, gold

  • Goddesses: Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona and the Muses. Gods: Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man.

  • Stones: Sapphire, lapis Lazuli, yellow agate

 

Ritual Suggestions

  • Activities: Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds, and seed pods, walking in the forest, scattering your offerings in harvested fields, offering libations & elixirs to trees, adorning burial sites with leaves, acorns, and pine cones to honor those who have passed over.

  • Magick: Rituals and spells of protection, prosperity, harmony, balance, equality, gratitude, security, and self-confidence.

  • 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.

 

With Love, Achintya 



Avalon Samhain Mysterium
November 1-3, 2019

Registration Opens Soon!

 
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In Celebration of Samhain, from November 1 - 3, we are excited to share with you the Avalon Samhain Mysterium doors will be open very soon!

As the Wheel of the Year turns, we will come together in Global Sisterhood for a pilgrimage into the Otherworld with 3 Dark Goddesses of Avalon. This liminal realm invites you into the alchemical frequency of death and destruction so that you may experience essential Release, needed Refuge, desired Revelation and potent Remembrance of your Soul Self.

Join the Wait List to be the first to know when the temple doors open for registration below.


Posted on September 23, 2019 .

Pisces Harvest Full Moon

 
Avalon Harvest Moon Altar co-created by Sunshine & Achintya
 

Blessings from the Holy Isle of Avalon. The altar above was offered with Love from Achintya & Sunshine.

The Pisces Harvest Full Moon is exact today, Friday, September 13th at 9:33 pm PDT. With this full moon in Pisces in final sign of the zodiac, along with the medicine of the Harvest Moon, we are able to reap the joys, lessons, insight, and experiences from all the previous signs (and the past 6 months since the last Equinox) and receive lunar codes of inspiration for your sacred service in the world.

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. At this Full Moon, 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 in Pisces and Sun in Virgo, you are being blessed to receive this lunar medicine to empower and nourish your priestess path and the sacred dreams you hold for yourself and the world.


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

Avalon Full Moon Prayer Activation

 
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I made a full moon video for you HERE in our Goddess Rising Sisterhood Facebook Group and welcome you share any of your Friday the 13th Full Moon prayers in the comments and I will bring them with me in heart and spirit to the Avalon Tor for the Pisces Full Moon Rise and offer them on your behalf.

 

Harvest Moon 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.

  • 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, day of ,and day after the actual full moon. This is the 3 day potency period. Blessings to you in this wondrous and magical time.

With Full Moon Love, Achintya

 


Posted on September 13, 2019 .

Lunar Lughnasadh Aquarius Full Moon

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The Full Moon is / was exact in Aquarius at 5:29 am PDT on August 15th.

This Full Moon is Lunar Lughasadh (pronounced Loog-NAS-ah) in the northern hemisphere. This High Holy Day on the Wheel of the Year, honoured in our Moon Priestess Lineage, is halfway between Summer Solstice and Autumnal Equinox and is a sacred Harvest Festival of Gratitude and Abundance (in the Gregorian calendar, it is honoured on August 2nd and Solar Lughnasadh was last week on Aug 7th when the Sun was 15 degrees Leo). It is at this time that the codes of the Great Mother-Father, Lioness, King-Queen, Activist and Water Bearer are wishing to reveal themselves through you.

With the Sun in Leo (attributed to the “me”) and the Moon in Aquarius (attributed to the “we”), this is a powerful time to align your personal will with Divine Will. To offer your gifts, services and talents to the legacy that we are all here to create together. May we celebrate the this auspicious moment in the glory the full moon’s light!


Today is also Mother Mary's Ascension Day. We honour and celebrate her now as a sacred Rosa Mystica Guide in our Rose Priestess Lineage. Her living legacy as Essene Rose Priestess, Queen of Angels, Keeper of Grail Mysteries & Divine Mother extends into the far reaches of countless souls on Earth with her benevolence, grace, dedication, courage and wisdom. We greatly revere her on this day in honour of the completion of her Earthwalk and Soul's Mission and ascension to the Heaven's.


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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. This Full Moon is also known as the Blessing Moon or King's Moon.

 

Blessing Moon Attributes

  • Tarot: The Emperor

  • Herbs: honeysuckle, lemon balm, jasmine

  • Colors: green, ocean blues, coral

  • Stones: Ocean Jasper, Lepidolite, Aquarmarine

  • Animals: crab, turtle, dolphin, whale

  • Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Sulis, Nephthys

  • Medicine: Peak of Summer; relaxed energy; preparing; dream-work; Lughnasadh

 

Lunar Lughnasadh 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 a Queen? How does she serve? How can I embody the Archetype of Empress or Queen in my own life? What is a Water Bearer? How am I that? What am I ready to release so that I can serve, express and live more fully? What gifts am I ready to shine?

  • Remember: 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.


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


Love, Achintya


 ~  THE AVALON ROSE RETREAT ~

SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2019
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND

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Guided by Achintya Devi & Annabel Du Boulay

Join us for a powerfully healing and transformative 4-day Rose Retreat diving deeply through the gateway of the Dark Moon and rebirthing ourselves through the energies of the New Moon and Venus-Moon Conjunction, with elemental ceremonies and sacred pilgrimages to Avalon journeying with the Ancient Myths and Goddesses of the Rose Lineage.

Through this Autumn Equinox portal, we invite you to shed the old, reclaim your power, delight in your sensual nature and be held in Sisterhood as you nourish your Remembrance of Self and embody the mystical teachings of the Rose.

Magick is afoot! This years’ Avalon Retreat is expanding to include facilitation from both Achintya Devi & Annabel Du Boulay. It is now a full residential retreat with room for more women to join. 

Join us as we gather at the Heart Chakra of Gaia.


Release The Old & ReBirth your Truth
Connect in our Global Sisterhood of The Rose
Journey with The Elements in Sacred Ceremony
Embody the Mystical Rose Teachings
Sojourn to Avalon & Come Home To Yourself

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets CLOSE August 28th. Spaces are limited and filling!


Posted on August 14, 2019 .

Eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn

 
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This Capricorn Partial Lunar Eclipse is at 11:55 am PDT on July 16th and the Full Blessing Moon is exact later at 2:38 pm PDT.

The Moon will be covered by about 65% of the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse. This is the last eclipse of 2019 and is visible from Africa, Australia, South America, most of Asia Europe, and the very southern and eastern parts of North America.

With the eclipsing Moon in Capricorn, the structures, constructs, patterns and traditions of your life that have been built on a foundation of distortion, fear or falsity are crumbling. This may feel like the carpet is being pulled out from underneath you. This may feel intense. And, it is. This great eclipse of the moon, caused by the Earth’s shadow, is here to catalyze an illumination and then release, of all the ways you have governed your life from a place of fear to initiate a new foundation rooted in trust, wisdom and love.

Let the full moon’s luminosity penetrate into your being to deconstruct what achievement, leadership, power and mastery have meant to you, so you redefine this for yourself. It is time to shed the chains of comparison, status, competition, power-over / powerlessness by illuminating the emotions hiding in the dark. These shadows are ready to be acknowledged, simply by feeling them. During this Moon, allow any sadness, grief, anger, fear and rage to have their holy moment. Any distorted beliefs that have been leading your life are being revealed and dissolved. Honour and thank them for how they have served you and with power of your sovereign choice, let them go.

On the other side of this shadow is liberation! Through this deep excavation of your being, you are creating space for a potent rebirth of love and true mastery to take up residence in your life, for the benefit All. You will begin, and we will begin, to rebuild structures, maps, traditions and patterns in our lives based in safety, honour, respect and love.

This eclipse will guide you into the direction of living your dreams and grounding your soul gifts! Bathe yourself in the light of truth and unconditional love. Feel deeply. Follow your body’s innate intuition. You are supported and blessed.

And so it is.

Added Insight…

As this is the Blessing Moon, take time to amplify your gratitude and give thanks for all the blessings and abundance already present. And with the eclipse, it is also important to acknowledge your emotional and earthly needs/desires have not been met, and welcome insight to initiate new ways and structures of getting these met with creativity, support, and grace.

Also, in Vedic and Hindu Tradition, it is Guru Purnima! The special Full Moon is a time of honouring those that have been, and are, our teachers. This Full 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

 

Ritual Suggestions

  • Eclipsing Earth Connection: Stand or walk on the earth with bare feet. Imagine roots growing down from your feet and/or your womb space to the womb of Mother Gaia. Feel this as an anchoring pillar of light connecting you to the Earth and welcome in the magick of the Moon descending down from above moving through you, as you continue to send the energy deep into the earth to ground you, release stagnant or pent up emotional energy and have you feeling supported and nourished for rebirth.

  • Guru Purnima Gratitude Blessing: Throughout the day and night, as inspired, say out loud what you are grateful for about the people in your life you consider are your teachers, those you have learned from, who have inspired you and supported your empowerment. If it's a person, reach out and tell them in a message, phone call or prayer. If they are animals, angels or ascended masters or guides in the unseen realms, speak or sing your gratitude out loud or in writing.

  • 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

 

THE ROSE CODE
Mary Magdalene Online Retreat
July 20-22

 
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We welcome you to join us for our Online Mary Magdalene Feast Day Retreat!

Saint Mary Magdalene’s Presence is re-emerging strongly on the planet during this time of pivotal shift through our consciousness and guiding us in remembering our Holy Feminine Womb Power, Erotic Innocence, Sacred Relationship, Rapture and Devotional Service.

Immerse in 3 Devotional Days of Rose Code Teachings

Day 1 The White Rose Codes ~ Purity & Erotic Innocence

Day 2 The Red Rose Codes ~ Wild Rapture & Sensual Passion

Day 3 The Pink Rose Codes ~ Co-creation & Unconditional Love


You are invited! Whether you are new here or have been a part of the Goddess Rising Sisterhood in some way before we are honoured to share this space of devotion, magick, and sisterhood together.


Posted on July 15, 2019 .