Today is the full moon in Sagittarius, inviting us each to take a look at the events of the past few months through a new lens. Everything happens for a reason, and some of the turmoil by now will be seen in a new light. Indulge your inner philosopher a bit over the next week or so, but don’t focus too much on the past – the point is to review it and learn from it so that you can move forward with a fresh start and new perspective.
Thankfully, the Gemini Sun prevents us from taking things too seriously this week, and it also incites Sagittarius’s desire for fun. Take the time to let loose a bit, whether it’s by laughing at dinner with friends, dancing around your living room, or walking around the block with your dog. Physical activity of some kind will keep your energy moving and will help to reset your system after dealing with several moons’ worth of roller coaster emotions and whirlwind change. Slough off anything still left that doesn’t serve and celebrate the progress that you’ve made as well as the total process that you’ve been through. Gratitude can be discovered in newfound wisdom and weathered skin.
Work with the following crystals and stones to inspire some fun in your life while you’re integrating the knowledge of the past few months.
Picasso Stone (Picasso Jasper)
Tonight is the first quarter moon in Virgo, prompting us to make beneficial progress in the areas of work and physical health. Though Virgo is known as the perfectionist of the zodiac, this moon squares the Sun in Gemini, spurring change, flexibility, and less-than-perfect action. Gemini cares more about forward momentum than flawless execution, and Gemini, with its anything-goes attitude, doesn’t have much patience for what it views as Virgo’s over-calculated planning process.
This week, the key is to stay in the flow and allow things to move naturally. Trying to control things right now is a recipe for frustration and ineffectiveness – instead, be grateful for the steps you’re taking, even if they aren’t the exact ones you would have planned for yourself. There’s a reason for everything, and sometimes alternate approaches bring about the best solutions. One of the greatest things about the waxing gibbous moon is its potential for sheer magic – something that we often miss when we try too hard to put the finishing touches on our projects. Sometimes stepping away from the blueprint is the most creative thing we can do.
Work with the following crystals and stones to maintain flexibility and optimism while dealing with spontaneous change.
Today is the New Moon in Taurus, an earth sign that encourages us to focus on stability, practicality, and foundational details. At the same time, Uranus is also moving into Taurus, igniting a fast-paced rebellion that’s ticking upward toward the atmosphere. The combined theme is finance, security, and the upheaval of both. Prepare for monumental changes over the next eight years in the way that we collectively and individually view possessions, currency, and financial comfort. This week, at the beginning of the transit, Taurus’s status as a fixed sign may cause us to uncomfortably cling to old ways of being. Note that this is a short-lived and ill-founded attempt – in fact, this moon cycle is the perfect time to start shedding those learned methods for good and revamping things according to our own internal compasses.
What do security and stability mean for you? How do they play out in your life? Have you been hesitant to make changes because you would rather have safety and known variables? Are you a passion-charged go-getter who despises feeling stuck and is always on the move? Or are you somewhere in between, plodding during comfortable times and then embracing change in correspondence with your soul’s occasional need to shift? Uranus forces us to take stock and redefine these terms for ourselves while we methodically examine our tendencies, habits, and goals with regard to all things finance- and career-related.
Now’s the perfect time to analyze our retirement, savings, home, college, and/or other major financial goals to determine whether we’re on the right track or whether adjustments need to be made. It’s also a great time to look at our other reserves: are we personally and practically prepared for events like earthquakes, floods, or other natural disasters? Do we have extra food and water, and do we have emergency preparedness plans? Take the opportunity to put solid systems into place if you haven’t yet established them.
Always one to do the right thing, Taurus assists us in making any changes in an ethical and well reasoned manner. Thoroughly assess your situation before jumping into anything new – though the energy is supercharged due to Uranus’s influence, it’s important to heed Taurus’s counsel to slow down and make sure that any changes really resonate before they’re implemented.
Work with the following crystals and stones to inspire balance, effective assessment, and grounded adjustments.
Dragon’s Blood Jasper
Happy Mother’s Day! Have you ever thought about gifting your mother a crystal on her special day? Crystals are such unique gifts, and it’s a wonderful experience to find a crystal that’s meant for a loved one.
Here are some great crystals for moms!
- Agate: grounding, emotional balance, and strength
- Black Tourmaline: grounding, psychic and EMF protection, and stress reduction
- Green Aventurine: family connections, happiness, and prosperity
- Lepidolite: comfort, contentment, reduced worry, and psychic and EMF protection
- Rose Quartz: self-love, compassion, and peace
- Selenite: peace, relaxation, purification, and stress reduction
Hoping to help your mom de-stress, whether as a last-minute Mother’s Day gift or not? Consider the gift of an Angelic Energy Tune-Up for reduced stress, worry, and doubt as well as increased love, happiness, and peace.
Tonight is the Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius, and the cycle of release that corresponds with the waning moon continues through next Monday. Aquarius, the unique and soul-fueled water bearer, encourages us to be ourselves – no matter whom we offend – and to shine our lights brightly.
What have you been holding back in order to please others? What masks have you worn so that you could fit in? When have you stifled your own voice and gone with the crowd? And, really – what has it gained you? Work with the Aquarius moon to answer these questions and to identify and shed the energy that’s been holding you back this whole time.
Dig deep, journal, and get it all out, because next week is an entirely new opportunity to emerge as YOU, whole and complete in your being, with no apologies and no regrets. Absorb the lessons that you’ve learned, and be grateful for the connections that you’ve had, the mistakes that you’ve made, and the things that you’ve witnessed – they’ve all served as your teachers at one point or another.
Work with the following crystals for revealing self-assessment and enlightened change.