Full Moon in Aries

Full Moon in Aries

It’s the full moon in Aries, and the energy this week is all about taking charge through strong action. Find your flow so that you can focus and get things done – without some clear direction and a pre-planned roadmap, you may get lost in the details and forget about the overall plan.

What did you start working on at the new moon, and how can you funnel that momentum now? A major go-getter of the zodiac, Aries has the determination and tenacity to find the advantage in any situation. Channel that same energy to find your own advantage – differentiate yourself in your market, develop your skills, drill down on that one essential point that you understand so well – you know what you need to do.

Once you’ve taken clear action in the direction of your dreams, your next task is to sustain your progress. What processes can you put into place to support you as you move forward? How can you focus your efforts so that you continue down your path without veering off-course? What small steps now can save you mountains of time down the road?

For help in planning, developing, and acting on your goals, work with pyrite, hematite, sunstone, or carnelian.

 

Crystals for Angelic Communication

Crystals for Angelic Communication

Crystals are amazing for enhancing angelic communication. To open up communication with your angels or with particular archangels, first enter a meditative state by sitting or lying down in a sacred space, breathing deeply, and letting go of your thoughts by focusing on your breath or on your body. As thoughts do come up, simply observe them; don’t force them away.
 
Once you feel sufficiently relaxed, call in your angels. Always hold the intention to work with only those beings of the highest love and light, who have your highest and best interest in mind. Pay attention to anything you see, hear, feel, or become aware of while in this state.
 
Below are just a few of the crystals that assist in angelic communication. If you’re drawn to others, listen to your intuition! There are many crystals that work well for this purpose.
  • Angelite
  • Selenite
  • Celestite
  • Charoite
  • Amethyst
  • Danburite
  • Apophyllite
  • Optical Calcite
  • Clear Quartz
  • Rutilated Quartz
  • Aqua Aura Quartz
  • Angel Aura Quartz

 

A Message from Archangel Gabriel

A Message from Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel is the Divine Messenger and the archangel of the white ray, the ray of harmony and purity. Known for aiding in the discovery and achievement of one’s life purpose, Archangel Gabriel assists with motivation, time management, and creative inspiration. Archangel Gabriel helps with communication and often acts as a guide for those with messages to share, including writers, teachers, speakers, musicians, artists, and psychics, among others.

Here is a message from Archangel Gabriel.

Beloveds, you think that you must do something, say something, be something in particular in order to be valued, to be loved. You must know now that these beliefs are not true. You are loved for how you be, just as you are, with no modifications or improvements necessary.

Of course you want to improve yourself – that is a healthy thing and a good sign. But you should never condition your self-love or romantic love on such things. Those are additions, not the base. The base is you, as you be, with all of your very personal and special characteristics. Nobody else has these characteristics. So there is no competition.

You place such pressure on yourselves to “beat” the other person, to “come out ahead,” and to “stay ahead of the curve.” What if I told you there were no curve? For the curve is something wholly man-made, and each achievement in its own right is perfect for the individual who achieves it. Each person must go through exactly what s/he goes through in order to become the person s/he is meant to be – there truly are no mistakes.

Please remember that next time you or anyone else receives a less than desirable result in your eyes – whatever it is was perfectly planned to help you or the other person to develop into your or their best self. Each loss, setback, and weakness was perfectly designed to catalyze each person’s strength – though different people struggle in different areas, these areas are all by divine plan.

So be grateful for these areas of growth; do not vilify them. They are necessary in order for you to be who you want to be in the end. Embrace these imperfections. Do you consider yourself a high achiever? Wonderful. That was your plan for this lifetime. Do you consider yourself an average or lower achiever? Also wonderful. That was your plan for this lifetime. Always strive to be better within your being; do not strive outwardly to replace your being. Authenticity is a premium trait.

We love you. We support you. And we are here for you should you ask.

 

A Message from Ganesha

A Message from Ganesha

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, which marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. As the Hindu remover of obstacles and champion of new beginnings, you may call on Ganesha when you’re looking to move past old thoughts, patterns, and conditioning; when you’re starting new ventures; or when you’re in a process of personal or professional transformation.

On Ganesh Chaturthi, here is a message from Lord Ganesha.

Beloveds, thank you for gathering in my honor, and thank you for your celebration. Please know that this day is a celebration of you as well – how far you have come, the change you have effected, how your world and psyche have deepened as a result of your spirituality. Know that and celebrate you, too, on this day and in the days following. You are a masterpiece . . . you have come so far, defeated so much, to arrive where you’re at. We recognize and appreciate your dedication and your progress.

Know also that we are here for you as you continue down this path. We have witnessed your suffering and have supported you behind the scenes . . . we shall continue to do so. Please continue to ask for our help, for although it is often unseen, it is very, very real. We would like to continue providing you with any assistance that we are able to during this time. If we could feel your pain for you, we would . . . but that is not a way for you to grow. Hence, you must feel your own pain, grow through your own trials, and learn your own lessons. We may lessen the burden some, but you must do the work.

Those of you who are doing the work are also reaping the benefits – enjoy the balanced perspective, expanded vision, and increased inner peace that you have cultivated. You may deepen each of these further as you deepen your work. But the lessons will still come – the wind will still be knocked out of you at times. Never feel as though you’re above these types of human struggles, or it is at that very time that something will occur and the shock will knock you off your feet. If you are always ready and prepared, knees bent, to take on the obstacles that confront you, you will be in a better posture with which to handle them.

The fact that these lessons still arise is not a bad thing . . . it is a symptom of your progress, your ascension, your growth. It is a very good thing! To have no lessons means that you are not growing, and you can avoid growth for only so long. It is much better to feel the emotions, to integrate the teachings, to understand through your lives the very nature of those things we strive to teach . . . love, forgiveness, self-respect, loyalty. These are the things that matter in life. The methods of learning may vary, but the lessons are all the same.

Next time a lesson occurs, relish it. Lean in, feel it, let go and immerse yourself. Don’t avoid the suffering, for in the suffering there is great liberation. This is how you shift your mind and refresh your perspective. Without suffering, the lesson doesn’t hold the same weight. It is an unfortunate but true fact. So consider the suffering as a gift from the Creator – express your gratitude rather than your disappointment. For the experience and the growth is well worth all that you go through to get there.

We are with you, and we love you. Enjoy this day as we encourage you to enjoy all days.

 

New Moon in Virgo: Action + Perseverance

New Moon in Virgo: Action + Perseverance

Today’s the new moon in Virgo, and it’s an invitation to get our houses in order and start on the tasks at hand. Saturn has gone direct, and we can now turn extreme self-reflection into purpose-driven action. What did you discover about yourself the last few months? In what areas have you developed and grown? Here’s the tough question: does your external situation reflect your internal growth?

If there’s some dissonance between your external and internal landscapes, now’s your chance to sow some new seeds. Virgo is tremendously organized, efficient, balanced, and conscious, and you’re well supported in practical planning and achievement. Once Virgos decide on a course of action, they persevere, making this moon ideal for lasting progress toward your highest goals. One caution: don’t worry too much about perfection or get stuck in the details – movement should be the mantra.

Make a list, create a vision board, record a voice note – whatever method you choose, pick your focus, plan your next steps, and get going. You can do whatever it is that you set your mind to, and the processes that you put in place now will serve you long-term. Set objectives for the next thirty days as well as the next six months so that you can track your manifestation and achievement.

Work with yellow aventurine, dragon’s blood jasper, hawk’s eye, or green prehnite for motivation, inspiration, perseverance, and growth.