THE FIRST NEW MOON OF 2019 BRINGS YOU A FRESH START

THE FIRST NEW MOON OF 2019 BRINGS YOU A FRESH START

At 5:28 p.m. PST on January 5, 2019, the new moon will be in Capricorn.

When you’ve got something to accomplish in the short-term (say, the next thirty days), starting at the new moon is always your best bet.

Fortunately, if you’re feeling really ambitious — we’re talking one-year, five-year, even ten-year plans — the new moon in Capricorn is your moment!

WHAT DOES THE NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN MEAN?

 

As this new moon arrives at the height of New Year’s season of resolutions, we find ourselves looking at the big picture and thinking long-term. On an energetic level, you could even say this new moon is the real start of the New Year.

Still, the only way to reach the mountaintop is one step at a time. And fortunately, Capricorn is as methodical and organized as it is ambitious! No matter how monumental a task may seem, it can always be broken up into smaller, more manageable pieces — and this new moon helps us implement step-by-step processes to set ourselves up for success.

We know what you’re thinking: That sounds like a lot of work! But don’t worry — with taskmaster Saturn calling the shots at this new moon, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and get down to business.

Just remember what they say about “all work and no play” — Capricorn is notorious for its workaholic ways. And at this new moon, we’re a lot more likely to strive in solitude than to be a team player. It’s easy to develop tunnel vision, becoming so focused on our objectives that everyone and everything else is left out in the cold.

Yes, this new moon brings out the overachiever in all of us. But success is a marathon, not a sprint — so try to pace yourself. Keep taking one small step at a time, and there’s no limit to what you can achieve!

 

HOROSCOPES FOR THE JANUARY 2019 NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN

 

CAPRICORN

New Year’s resolutions are for amateurs — for you, Capricorn, self-improvement is business as usual. Still, there’s nothing like a new moon in your sign to push you to the next level, so you’ll definitely want to capitalize on this one! You’ve made a lot of progress in the past year — but where do you see yourself a year from now?

AQUARIUS

The spiritual journey isn’t just love and light, Aquarius; it’s also a lot of work. After all, if you really want to achieve enlightenment, you’ve got to know yourself — and sometimes that means taking a good, hard look at stuff you’d rather not see. This new moon is about holding yourself accountable and taking responsibility for your own growth.

PISCES

Earth to Pisces! We know you’re happy in your own little world — but at this new moon, it’s time to rejoin the human race. With your head so often in the clouds, getting involved with a group or a cause can be a great way to keep your feet on the ground. Remember: teamwork makes the dream work.

ARIES

We know you’ve got what it takes, Aries, but are you ready to do what it takes? Confidence and ambition are just the beginning — if you really want to succeed, you’ve got to be willing to work for it. This new moon challenges you to back up your bravado with diligence and discipline. It’s time to bring your A-game!

TAURUS

Doing the right thing just makes sense, Taurus. But figuring out the right thing to do isn’t always so simple — it helps to have some kind of code to live by. Fortunately, a few hard-earned life lessons have put you on solid moral and ethical ground. And this new moon supports you in continuing to take the high road.

GEMINI

It’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses, Gemini — and honestly, we’re not sure it’s worth the effort. True, a little friendly competition can be a powerful motivator. But if you’re constantly comparing yourself to others who seem to have it all, you’re not doing yourself any favors. At this new moon, the only one you have to compete with is yourself.

CANCER

Who’s afraid of commitment? Not you, Cancer! You thrive on the safety, security, and structure a solid relationship can provide. Still, striking the right balance of strength and sensitivity can be a challenge — for you and your significant other.  It may take some time, but at this new moon in your opposite sign, you’re ready to work it out.

LEO

Like a boss, Leo: Wherever you are on the corporate ladder, that’s how you act at work. And hey — when you’re the best at what you do, who can blame you for walking around like you own the place? Still, at this new moon, it may be time for an attitude adjustment. After all, there’s always room for improvement. Try to stay humble.

VIRGO

Fun is no laughing matter, Virgo — for you, it’s serious business. So what better way to kick back and relax than by making a useful craft or mastering a cool new skill? This new moon is the perfect time to take up a new hobby (or two). Who knows? You might even turn it into a successful side hustle!

LIBRA

You make it look so easy, Libra. But the reality is, being everyone’s BFF takes a lot of work! And at the end of the day, you’ve got to have boundaries — no matter how nice you are. If yours aren’t being respected, this new moon challenges you to get more comfortable saying no…and really meaning it.

SCORPIO

It’s not all black and white, Scorpio — no matter how much you’d like it to be. True, generalizations can be useful sometimes. But more often than not, they just get in the way of understanding and meaningful communication. You’ve got a good head on your shoulders; this new moon reminds you to use it responsibly.

Sagittarius

Money isn’t everything, Sag. But for better or worse, it’s a fact of life — one that even idealists like you have to deal with. We know there’s a million things you’d rather do than balance your checkbook, but think of it this way: getting your finances in order at this new moon sets you up for future financial freedom!

 

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FIVE WITCHY RITUALS TO WELCOME THE NEW YEAR

FIVE WITCHY RITUALS TO WELCOME THE NEW YEAR

2018 was a year of transformation, with each planetary aspect pushing us closer to alignment with our higher purpose. Jupiter traveled through Scorpio, expanding our ability to dive deep into our psyches; Saturn was just getting warmed up on his journey through Capricorn, encouraging us to be more disciplined, responsible, and strategic about our lives; and we spent the summer with six planets in retrograde — all at the same time. Finally, Venus went retrograde which, for many, meant relational struggles.

So, if you’ve been looking forward to 2019 for months now, you’re not alone.  Twelve months without any romantic retrogrades — and a new moon to kick it all off — is one magnificent respite. If 2018 was a year of lessons learned, 2019 is a time of integration, and of fully embracing your own magic. Making your own magic is as simple as setting goals, tapping into the guidance and energy of the Universe, and then following its path of cues and synchronicities in the direction of your desires. It’s about being open, centered, and focused.

If you’re ready to welcome the New Year with reinvigorated energy, these five witchy rituals will serve as an initial spark.

 

CLEANSE AND CLEAR

Letting go of 2018’s turmoil is bound to be a tough feat, but staying stuck in the past does nothing to increase your inner light — all it does is breed more darkness. The time is right to let go of any emotions, beliefs, and energies that are holding you back. All it takes is three simple steps: clean, write, and release.

To begin, physically clean your body, and then your space. Get rid of the clutter; let go of anything that you don’t regularly use. The Universe loves to upgrade what you gave away. Next, make a list of anything you want to release into the Universe’s care, and don’t judge what comes up. If any feelings, patterns, habits, or even relationships feel unaligned with what you want to create in the coming year, write them down. Finally, break out the sage, Palo Santo, lavender, sweetgrass, frankincense, or whatever you favor for a smoky cleanse. Allow the smoke to swirl through your home, all while telling the Universe that you’re ready to release what no longer serves you.

 

LOOK AHEAD

If you don’t know your destination, any route could be the right one. While the prospect of endless possibilities can seem entirely positive, offering the Universe some clarity — or at least some clues — can only help you on your journey. In short, the more concise and clear the vision, the more likely the manifestation. So why not take a visual test-drive down future roads with a vision board? Grab a plywood square or a piece of poster board and gather up any magazines or books that are ready to be repurposed. Cut out anything that fits into your internal imaginings for 2019 (no matter how vague) and collage the fragments onto your board, bringing your daydreams into the physical realm. Place the finished product somewhere where it can serve as a reminder of what you want and what’s to come — and be sure to temper all that planning with a sprinkle of advance gratitude.

 

LIGHT YOUR FIRE

If you want to set your intentional practices on fire, simply light a candle. Candle magic is a means of connecting the gratitude and happiness that you want to feel in the future to the intentions you’re setting today.  Hold your candle in both hands and speak your intentions out loud, allowing yourself to experience a wash of the happiness and gratitude that the New Year will bring. Once you feel that your heart chakra is appropriately lit, light your candle in turn.

 

BUILD A SACRED SPACE

Your candle needs a place of honor, so why not go big and create a manifestation altar? This is a sacred vignette built to sit, stand, or kneel in front of when you need to come back to yourself — it can live anywhere, from a tiny corner of your apartment to the top of a dresser. Clear whatever space feels right (and available) and assemble your most magical items: crystals, incense, mala beads, singing bowls, journals, or whatever tools you use to come back to yourself. Cleanse both the space and the items using your preferred sacred smoke, light a candle, and declare this place as safe and sacred. Throughout the year, make it a point to visit your altar whenever you need to confer with the Universe — or simply hold some space for you.

 

EMBRACE NEW PATTERNS

Draw from the power of sacred geometry by laying out crystal grid, more or less the act of placing special stones in a pattern that skews divine. An infinity sign is a great shape to start with (if you want a template, you can find a selection here). Select a focal crystal that matches your intention — to call in self-love, for example, rose quartz would be ideal; if you’re seeking abundance, opt for citrine. Place the selected stone at the center of your design, surrounding it with amplifying crystals, like clear quartz, each positioned to help create a symbol that is aligned and symmetrical. Next, use your forefinger to connect the crystals with an imaginary line. Finally, state your intention out loud.

 

You’re ready for whatever comes next. Allow these practices to aid in the creation of your own magic, transforming 2019 into a year to remember.

 

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WELCOME 2019 WITH THE HELP OF THESE ENERGETIC CRYSTALS

WELCOME 2019 WITH THE HELP OF THESE ENERGETIC CRYSTALS

An emphasis on Capricornian themes this month lends all of January a sober but very productive mood. Under Saturn’s stern gaze, things may feel heavy or leaden but simultaneously transformative, especially as we experience the first eclipses of the year — there’s a lot of internal alchemy going on. We may turn more reflective and inward, and all of us will wrestle with some internal demons. On January 2, the sun is conjunct Saturn at 11 degrees Capricorn, which can make or break us depending on our relationship with self-discipline, so get those resolutions right.

The first eclipse of the year is a solar eclipse, which takes place on the new moon in Capricorn on January 5. This is an opportunity to release any aspects of your ego that no longer serve your larger purpose. Dramatic shifts in social relationships are possible. We may feel an acute sense of shame, weakness, or embarrassment.

This month, Mercury switches signs twice, moving from Sagittarius to Capricorn on January 5 (the same day as that solar eclipse that, somewhat agonizingly, calls forth our higher selves) and then from Capricorn to Aquarius on January 25. There is ample opportunity to shift perspectives and realign with our cosmic work due to the messenger’s unimpeded movement across the spheres. January 13, though, will be a bit of a humdinger: Mercury will conjunct Saturn in Capricorn on the same day that Jupiter squares Neptune. This brings in lofty ideas and beautiful dreams, but also a sense of despair or difficulty with communication. We are experiencing the full extent of our limitations this month.

On January 21, we stumble into a lunar eclipse at one degree Leo, visible across the entire North American continent and affected by a square to Uranus in Aries. Phase two of releasing the lower aspects of ourselves, this eclipse will likely involve more grief, catharsis and release than the first — and there may be a great deal of uncertainty and worry tied up in this transit. Be cautious with impulsivity and recklessness.

Finally, on January 31, we have Saturn sextile Neptune — the first of three precise sextiles between these two in 2019. The two energies are not naturally compatible, and yet they basically rule 2019. Our goal is to find spiritual order this year; to see if Saturn’s tendencies toward restriction, practicality, boundaries, and order can harmonize rather than clash with Neptune’s boundlessness, dreaminess, and illusion. We will close this rather grueling month with new knowledge about what routine and governance we may need to bring to our spiritual and creative selves — or in which ways the muse can help us steer the ship.

Read on for the crystals that may be able to support you the most in this work this month!

 

JANUARY 2019 CRYSTALSCOPES

 

ARIES

RUBY

January’s cosmic upheaval lights up Aries’ career and life goals, as your ruling planet Mars comes home to roost and lends a can-do quality to the month’s practical assessment. The first eclipse of 2019 will be especially potent for Aries and brings in all manner of assistance with productive long-term planning and goal-setting. Ruby is a traditional gemstone for fortifying Aries’ best qualities (especially bolstering optimism and a sense of adventure) and is an excellent ally when worn or carried this month.

 

TAURUS

CAT’S EYE

As Venus, Taurus’ ruling planet, sashays into Sagittarius, it is likely that Taurus will experience an abundance of new possibilities when it comes to love, sexuality, travel, and abundance. Things may feel unusually sped up for Taurus natives as the Universe sends a myriad of enticing opportunities at once. Discernment is key! Cat’s eye, especially the gray variety, helps Taurus lean into the hard work of making clear choices and determining priorities so as not to become stagnant or overwhelmed. Carrying a small piece of cat’s eye as a secret talisman is especially potent.

 

GEMINI

HEMATITE-INCLUDED QUARTZ

2019 brings a lot of changes for Gemini, and January provides the opportunity to clear the slate for the year ahead. Expect (and embrace!) big shifts in relationships, health, family, and chosen alliances. There’s probably a need to release or let go of anything that no longer serves you, especially things that have dragged on for too long — allow for a gentle dissolution wherever possible, in order to simplify and prepare for the exciting possibilities lying ahead. A piece of hematite-included quartz will anchor your strength and keep confusion or second-guessing at bay.

 

CANCER

BLUE LACE AGATE

January is all about communication for Cancer, and especially about stating where your boundaries and limitations are. There have been significant shifts in how you view your closest and most intimate bonds, and the presiding desire may be to shut down and withdraw — but the opposite is needed. Cancer is being called to show up in ways that are both deeply vulnerable and deeply honest. Blue lace agate is considered one of the foremost mineral allies in supporting clear communication. Wear some at your throat or hold a piece in your hands when having difficult conversations.

 

LEO

PERIDOT

This month loops you back into your most important relationship — the one you share with yourself. Health routines, personal objectives, and erasure of negative self-talk are central to helping Leo maximize the power of this month’s astrology. Leo’s traditional birthstone helps eradicate fears of being unloved or unworthy and boosts commitment to taking good care of yourself. Peridot-infused elixirs or hydrosols may be a great addition to a self-care routine.

 

VIRGO

MUSCOVITE

Muscovite can seem like an unusual and unassuming choice for Virgo when there’s so much internal glamour rising to the surface for these often-humble natives. But muscovite is the most common variety of mica and is often found in mineral makeups, where it is responsible for lending gleam and shimmer to powder eyeshadows and highlighters. And that’s Virgo’s role this month as well, as creative blocks dissolve and the sparkle Virgo has worked so hard to cultivate comes rising to the top. Incorporate a mica-infused cosmetic to help you literally sparkle and shine.

 

LIBRA

AMETHYST

2018 was hard for everybody, but Libra faced some unique challenges. The pressure lessens a little with the New Year, but there’s a great need to self-soothe in the aftermath of such significant upheaval. The eclipses may prove particularly emotional for Libras and may trigger more self-destructive habits. Amethyst, considered by the ancients to be an ally in attaining sobriety, will help Libra redirect anxiety to healthier outlets.

 

SCORPIO

BLACK PEARL

January opens up multiple aspects of life wherein Scorpio can make a serious power move that will have long-lasting results. Love life, career, and close friendships are all in need of that notorious Scorpio magnetism and intensity. Some risk-taking will inevitably be involved, but it will be rewarding. While the transits of the planets are assisting Scorpio in diving deep and being bold, black pearls can assist in grounding and diffusing the potency where necessary. A single pearl drop or a strand of beads can remind Scorpio that setbacks, injuries, slights, and challenges are part of the story, but not the focus of it.

 

SAGITTARIUS

MARBLE

A lot of exciting and unpredictable energy swirls around for Sagittarius this month, as Venus joins Jupiter in your sign — fortunes can shift dramatically, for better or for worse. Finances have likely been challenged or under scrutiny (this may go for your love life, too), and grounding out and trusting situations to be reliable can feel difficult. Marble possesses a cooling, dispersing energy that assists Sagittarius in coming down to earth and taking things one day at a time.

 

CAPRICORN

LABRADORITE

Happy solar return, Capricorns! With so much attention paid to the serious and workaholic aspects of Capricorn, it is easy to forget that this sign also holds profound mystical capacity. The symbol of the sea-goat comes from the ancient deity Enki, who taught humans how to be humans. There is a connection between the daily labor and ethics of Capricorn and the aim to which this last-quadrant earth sign aspires, which is that of luminous transcendence and bettering oneself through discipline. Labradorite helps lighten the burdens and pressures of the material world, while also allowing us to build and expand upon positive routines and habits.

 

AQUARIUS

GREEN GARNET

January sees Aquarius immersed in the potency of reflection, introversion, and introspection. This month can be remarkably cleansing for Aquarius especially, but the work must be carefully attended to. Time spent alone is especially potent and provocative, as you return to your soul’s contracts with this earthly embodiment. Green garnet on your altar helps you remember all of the work you have already done to clear the way for yourself. The natural optimism and brightness of this gentle and loving stone energy remind us not to return to toxic modes of being, as tempting or familiar as they may be.

 

PISCES

DRAVITE (BROWN TOURMALINE)

Pisces undergoes one of the most intriguing shifts this month, a kind of blossoming into a powerful new sense of fortitude and self-esteem, as well as exploring new sides of themselves socially and professionally. Here, old curses can be broken, outmoded social behaviors challenged and deconstructed, without much fuss. Pisces feels genuinely ready to be stable and centered, and dravite is just the thing to help. This heavy, dense stone vibrates at a deep and calming frequency, and as Pisces wades into unexplored waters of responsibility and owning your successes, dravite can help keep these changes feeling safe, sane and celebratory.

 

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ARE YOU READY TO WRAP UP 2018? THESE POWERFUL CRYSTALS WILL HELP

ARE YOU READY TO WRAP UP 2018? THESE POWERFUL CRYSTALS WILL HELP

This December may have a disorienting vibe. We all need to beware of getting bogged down in disempowering ideas about not being able to break free from negative cycles. Consider instead that one never steps twice in the same river, and that even when it feels like it is the same damn thing over and over, it is always subtly different. And, remember: there is always opportunity to utilize free will.

Mercury retrograde ingresses into Scorpio early in the morning of December 1. Communication, already blurry under the governance of Mercury retrograde, becomes even more riddled with potential pitfalls under Scorpio’s glowering influence.

To add insult to injury, Venus ingresses to Scorpio the very next day, joining the messenger in the cauldron of transformation on December 2.

This is shaping up to be a season primed for dissolving toxic patterns and habit-breaking, and the new moon in Sagittarius on December 6 will be a great day to make a plan or formally conduct an intention spell around whatever you’d like to permanently release.

Mercury goes direct December 7, lightening things up a bit, and races toward lofty, fun-loving, and philosophical Sagittarius (ingress on December 12).

Mid-month, it is time to ground and get serious, when the sun enters Capricorn on December 21 and winter solstice is upon us. A full moon in Cancer rises and dredges up nostalgic tears on December 22; family is often in focus this time of year but this full moon and recent retrograde cycles will ensure that we’re focused on healing our family lines and properly processing our ancestral karma.

Read on for the crystals that may be able to support you the most in this work this month!

 

DECEMBER 2018 CRYSTALSCOPES

 

ARIES

HEMATITE-INCLUDED QUARTZ

Aries may feel a little hot under the collar: over-eager, edgy or restless – Uranus is back in your sign and giving off sparks. Patience is not known to be the virtue of the ram, and with the slightly repetitive vibe of December, Aries can struggle with wound-tight tempers and impulse control. This is especially evident when the Capricorn and Cancer influences come in a little later in the month and create squares to Aries, but Venus’ last meanderings through Libra (in opposition to Aries) is no picnic either.

Best to focus on cooling, calming and cultivating patience with oneself and others. Aries loathes being a doormat, and hematite-included quartz is just the ticket to ensure that no one will take advantage – but there’s no need to be a jerk to prevent such a thing from happening. Hematite is of iron, the metal associated with Aries, and enclosed in quartz it amplifies and stabilizes the energy, helping Aries to create constructive boundaries and cultivate kindness. Try carrying a piece in your pocket and squeezing it for comfort instead of snapping at your relatives.

 

TAURUS

GREEN TOURMALINE

The dizzying actions of Mercury and Venus in Scorpio can feel almost aggressive to Taurus, marauding through Taurus’ personal life, and this unearthing may set the bulls back emotionally at the beginning of the month. The amount of busy energy and go-go-go vibe of Sagittarius season can also feel a bit overwhelming, especially on top of so much emotional processing. Taurus will need a touchstone to keep calm and carry on, and green tourmaline is where it’s at.

This lovely and luminous conductor of heart energy can help Taurus be open to change and not go too hard on the holiday indulgences. This is also a fantastic stone for calling in abundance, something Taurus may feel deprived of. Best worn on the body, especially as earrings or close to the throat.

GEMINI

PINK KUNZITE

With Gemini’s ruling planet traversing the Scorpio underworld (backwards, no less!) and then bouncing back into a companionably mutable sign, Gemini probably has LOTS to talk about but may have trouble settling on an ideal outcome or choosing the right words – especially where it comes to love and romance and clarifying one’s needs.

With all the internal back-and-forth, pink kunzite can be a helpful ally in choosing diplomacy, gentleness and love. Placing a piece under your pillow can be a great way to find restful sleep and peaceful dreams, and to help direct all of Gemini’s excess intellectual energy (especially lit this month) toward a singular goal.

 

CANCER

SODALITE

Oh baby, this moon is gonna be a big old deal for you. The moon is exalted when in Cancer, and it is full on the first day of the light’s returning, but Capricorn season is usually a bit of a bind for crab natives. This may feel like a month when things are good, even great, but there is just too much to hold – a kind of awe or overwhelm may dominate Cancer’s emotional experience of the holidays.

Major renovations are taking place in Cancer’s hopes and dreams sector, and maintaining an environment of peace and stability is crucial this month. Sodalite, especially when carried as a talisman or kept out in the main area of a home, promotes a vibe of peace love and understanding – just what Cancer is going to need to come through the eye of this particular needle.

 

LEO

ROSE QUARTZ

With everything that is unfolding in December, it is important for Leo to remember to stop and smell the roses – or stop and caress the rose quartz. The pacing of the month will feel demanding to every member of the zodiac, but Leo can more than most feel overworked, overlooked, dejected and disappointed.

Rose quartz to the rescue! One of our most common crystal allies in self-care, rose quartz reminds us that we are always loved and always worthy, and that we ought to care for ourselves before assisting others. Whether worn or carried, rose quartz can be Leo’s buddy all season long, reminding the lions to keep a light heart and make room for pleasure.

 

VIRGO

SELENITE

While expressing love through acts of service is arguably the norm for Virgo, December calls this sign into even more significant levels of selflessness and a myriad of opportunities to provide advice and assistance. While saying no to doing too much is also important, it seems that some level of overwork may be inevitable.

Enter selenite! Named for the goddess of the moon, this fragile white mineral often used for clearing spaces and auric fields is also a natural fiberoptic – it transmits wavelengths of visible light with ease and luminous grace. Virgo can benefit from some soothing meditations with selenite this month, to balance out the extraordinary amount of selfless service and surrender they’ll be called to offer – just a few minutes a day with a selenite palm stone will work wonders for the zodiac’s resident wonder-workers.

 

LIBRA

JET

Jet is traditionally associated with periods of mourning and grief. This lightweight pseudo-mineral can poetically be described as carbon on its way to becoming a diamond, and that description may match the amount of pressure Libra has been feeling the past couple of months. Venus retrograde may have been particularly jarring and has probably upended the scales a bit, bringing emotions to the surface – and they are up for continued processing, especially now that Uranus the disruptor smolders in retrograde opposition in the sign of Aries.

In order to gracefully and thoroughly comprehend everything that has come to light, rather than slip into distraction or denial, Libra needs something to anchor them to their emotions – to relate to difficult feelings without identifying with them. Wearing a jet bead or carrying a small pocket stone can help create the sense of authentic stability Libra may crave this month.

 

SCORPIO

MUSCOVITE/MICA

Through a glass darkly! As Venus and Mercury emerge from their journeys, Scorpio will likely find themselves utterly transformed. Whether engaged in deliberate practices or not, Scorpio has likely felt some type of shamanic work or soul retrieval work being undertaken, as a profound shift in consciousness is possible for Scorpio at this time. Thin sheets of muscovite or mica were once used as windows before human beings could master glasswork, and this mineral can be Scorpio’s guide toward new horizons.

If you can find a thin sheet of this delicate mineral, all the better, but even some small oft-overlooked flakes of mica on your altar (or in your mineral makeup) will do the trick. This mineral was once associated with legends of phoenixes, the most exalted form of Scorpio symbolism. You’ve been reborn, Scorpio! Celebrate your transformation and power.

 

SAGITTARIUS

GOLDEN CALCITE

Happy birthday to our December centaurs! The awkward beginning of the month may have Sagittarius a little flummoxed or set back by irritating details, but once Mercury returns to your sign and the moon wanes to newness and potential it is time to pull that bowstring taut and seize the day no matter what seems to stand in your way.

Golden calcite is a great party aid all the time, enhancing conviviality and bringing in an abundance of good cheer, and especially since it is Sagittarius’ time to shine this month, golden calcite makes a wonderful addition to an altar or centerpiece. Use the willpower-enhancing qualities of this stone to know what to say yes to; use its peacekeeping power to know what to say no to.

 

CAPRICORN

EMERALD

December has the possibility of amping up Capricorn’s receptivity to romantic energy, and emerald can stoke that fire. Historically, emerald is the stone of the adoring heart – this famous green stone has more of a classical association with love and fidelity than diamonds do. And whether partnered or single, Capricorn is in the limelight when it comes to love energy this month.

Wearing one (especially an antique or heirloom piece, or a gift from a friend or lover) can boost the love signal even further and aid Capricorn in keeping open eyes and an open heart, to receive the gift of love wherever they may find it.

 

AQUARIUS

MOTHER-OF-PEARL

A certain lightness can permeate Aquarius’ energetic field this month, sometimes tipping into an almost disembodied or manic quality. While the ideas, conversation topics and philosophical solutions to the world’s problems may be coming in hot, and the excitement may be scintillating, it is good to stay connected to simplicity too in order to avoid burnout.

Mother-of-pearl or shell invites in a balance by cooling things just a little when the flame burns white-hot, so that Aquarius can facilitate serenity and stillness amidst the hustle and bustle of so much brilliance and intellect. Shell beads or bracelets are especially suitable, but a shell on an altar works suitably as well, and does double duty by calling in the element of water.

 

PISCES

RUBY ZOISITE

Pisces, like fellow mutable sign Virgo, will be called into action by the Sagittarius energy setting up exciting but possibly challenging squares to the sign of the fishes. The type of action Pisces is called into, however, is the emotionally murky, conflict-resolution kind, and may well involve the mysteries of love.

Whether your own drama or somebody else’s, December is likely to see Pisces pulled into at least one sticky social situation that will require more than a fair share of grace to navigate. While appropriately festive in color, red-and-green gemstone combo ruby and zoisite does more than just look pretty – when worn or carried, it is said to help connect the heart with the mind and aid them in acting harmoniously to find ideal solutions.

 

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Your Daily Cosmic Calender for December 25 & December 26

COSMIC CALENDAR

If you made it through yesterday’s cosmic barrage relatively unscathed, give yourself a row of virtual gold stars for staying resilient across the board. While Monday’s four provocative sky enigmas are still operating in the subconscious of humanity, the moon’s presence in child-like Leo can be refreshing throughout this 24-hour time-span. The lunar orb sparks a burst of enthusiasm for artistic, educational and business pursuits by making energizing trines to Jupiter and Mercury in Sagittarius (1:46am and 9:07am, respectively). Pleasurable pastimes and being the life of the party gain the cosmic thumbs-up sign. Enjoy reading a literary classic or bestseller if there is an urge to experience a few hours of enlightened solitude.

[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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COSMIC CALENDAR

The exuberance revealed yesterday can still be maintained in the early hours as the moon in Leo trines futurist Uranus in Aries (7:38am). This activation of unconventional Uranus begins a short void lunar cycle that lasts until the moon enters meticulous Virgo (9:51am). With the lunar orb now vitalizing the sixth sign of the zodiac, it makes sense to tune into your skills as a superb organizer and efficiency master. Out with clutter and non-essentials; in with order and clean-up campaigns. Studies in psychology and esoteric philosophy are promoted as Mercury parallels Pluto (2:03pm). Stock up on cereals, grains, veggies, fruit, tea, nuts, seeds and seasonings as the moon trines the sun in earth signs (6:34pm).

[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Wishing All Our Brothers & Sisters In The North & The South A Very Beautiful & Blessed Day!

WINTER WALK

A Pagan Awakening

A new life is there,
You hear Her now,
She was always there,
and You’re forever changed.
So listen to Diana, and accept Her love.
Hoard not Her gifts : feeling, renewal, music.
A new life is there,
You see Him now,
He was always there,
and you’re forever changed.
So look to Apollo, and receive His light.
Hoard not His gifts : healing, growth, joy.
A new life is there,
Your hands reach it now,
It was always there,
and You’re forever changed.
So touch the earth, and partake of it’s sustenance.
Hoard not it’s gifts : body, green, silence.
A new life is there,
You soar with it now,
It was always there,
and You’re forever changed.
So breathe in the air and gather the wind.
Hoard not it’s gifts : mind, dreams, empathy.
A new life is there,
You’re warmed by it now,
It was always there,
and You’re forever changed.
So build the flame and brave it’s heat.
Hoard not it’s gifts : spirit, will, energy.
A new life is there,
You flow with it now,
It was always there,
and You’re forever changed.
So study the ocean and follow it’s tides.
Hoard not it’s gifts : self, courage, sorrow.
A new life is there,
You’re one with them now,
They were always there,
and You’re forever changed.
So take Their gifts and return them threefold.
Share this magic : friendship, love, trust.

–Jeff A. Bordeaux. Author
Published On Pagan Library

A Pagan Solstice Carol

Coven Life®

Tired of hearing the 12 Days of Crirstmas? I know I’ve heard it one to many times. So I figured Theresa to bea.pagan alternative so I went searching for it and to my joyful surprised that there is more than one version. I’m postings to my favorite and following that will be the link of the search I did on YouTube. Copy link and them paste links into your browser.

13 Days of Solstice  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1T85Fm2uYLE

Other versions  https://m.youtube.com/results?search_query=Pagan+13+days+of.yulr

There are many other Pagan Yule/Solstit Carols to newfound on YouTube. Just put “Pagan” and the regular name of the Carol you like. Happy searching!?

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