It’s the full moon in Cancer, and we’re in a bubble of Solstice energy due to the Winter Solstice yesterday in the northern hemisphere and the Summer Solstice today in the southern hemisphere. The last moon cycle of the year is a powerful time of release, and it’ll likely feel like it over the next week until the New Year.
Be prepared during this waning moon cycle to shed anything that’s been holding you back in 2018. Habits, jobs, relationships, friendships, and more that aren’t serving you are likely to fade – or cause so much frustration that you can’t help but leave them behind. The moon in Cancer places extra emphasis on those things that we relate with “home,” so this may mean specific shifts with regard to serious relationships, living situations, family members, and long-term plans. To top things off, this water sign tends to increase emotional reactions. It’s key to allow yourself to fully feel the emotions before letting them go so that you don’t repress them on any level.
No matter what you step away from, remember that you’re not losing anything – you’re gaining an opportunity to be your best self. You’ll always have the good memories, the lessons learned, and the amazing experiences that you shared with those whom are no longer in your life, but you’ll also be allowing yourself the freedom to expand your life the way it’s meant to be expanded.
Work with fuchsite, pink opal, pink thulite, or rhodochrosite to instill a strong sense of self-worth while removing cords, releasing pain, and transitioning from anything that no longer serves you.
Welcome to the full moon in Gemini! Polar opposite the sun in Sagittarius, this moon is here to remind us of the duality of our ideas . . . what does and doesn’t work, what should and shouldn’t be improved upon, and what should ultimately be discarded or kept. This applies to whatever you want it to – clothing, relationships, or plans – but Gemini favors a more cerebral approach, and matters of the heart are less likely to be implicated than those mental pursuits that we’ve been working toward.
The important thing to note about this moon is that change isn’t a bad thing. . . . While it seems that our expectations are upset and our plans are foiled, Gemini encourages us to recognize the good in everything that occurs as well as the bad, elevate our mindsets, and push forward with an even better plan next time. The nice thing about this moon is that it encourages us to quickly determine what’s beneficial or not and move on from that, despite Sagittarius’s normal tendency to ponder for long periods of time.
What’s coming up for you today that isn’t resolving? Is there another perspective that you can adopt to make the situation more clear? Oftentimes when something doesn’t work out one way, it’s an invitation to tweak it slightly rather than to nix it entirely. “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” applies here – make sure that you’re uncovering and adopting those things that did work rather than just starting from square one.
Work with sodalite, honey calcite, green fluorite, or blue lace agate to separate the beneficial from the nonbeneficial, to shift your perspective, and to organize and develop those things that are working in your favor.
It’s the new moon in Scorpio, and it’s an invitation to finally release those things that aren’t serving us so that we may manifest our most aligned lives. This intense new moon plus Venus in retrograde may inspire anxiety, despair, shame, doubt, or other heavy emotions, so breathe, rest, and care for yourself the next day or two while the fragments of your old self are still fading.
Once you’ve weathered the storm, take the time this week to approach your goals from a space of metamorphosis, maximum impact, and ingenuity. How can you shift your own – and others’ – experience to a more improved way of being? What can you do to affect those around you in a positive way? What can you create to benefit the world? Expand your viewpoint using these considerations and see how it changes your overall perspective.
The energy lately and the approach of the Pleaidian alignment has stimulated massive spiritual growth and a high number of multidimensional downloads. An overabundance of energy can stimulate physical and external symptoms. Make sure to keep yourself grounded during this time by carrying a grounding crystal or by using another grounding method.
Work with ruby, charoite, amazonite, and pink moonstone (the technical name for moonstones ranging from beige to peach, with a white sheen) for impactful manifestation, spiritual growth, and enlightened truth.
Happy Samhain, and welcome to the last quarter moon in Leo! With the sun in regenerative Scorpio, the moon in empowering Leo, and the veil thinner than ever, today is an amazing day to do some shadow work, dig into your patterns and conditioning, and release all that doesn’t serve your highest good. The energy today and the rest of this week is that of focused inspiration, so take out your pads and pens and write down those things that occur to you – these are not your run-of-the-mill thoughts. Any developmental ideas and intentions will serve you well come the waxing moon, when it’s high manifestation time, so save that list once you’ve written it.
If you have any interest in developing your psychic skills, I suggest practicing those today to take advantage of the added Samhain interdimensional connectivity. Would you like to speak with your passed loved ones, work with your guardian angel, or experience ascended master energy? Today is a fantastic chance to do all of the above. You can follow a particular ritual if you’d like, but it’s just as effective to go into such an experience with an open, genuine, and relaxed attitude. Try to minimize any expectations and just sense what comes through. Ask your questions and wait to see, hear, feel, or know the answer.
As always when doing this type of work, make sure to protect your space by declaring ahead of time that you are open only to those energies that are in your highest and best good, and that you invite only those guides of the highest vibrational frequency. This ensures that you won’t connect with any harmful beings.
Work with the following crystals to understand your shadow, shift nonbeneficial patterns, and connect interdimensionally.
- Gold sheen obsidian
- Smoky quartz
Welcome to the full moon in Taurus! With the moon in earthy, stable Taurus through Thursday, the focus this week is largely on sustainability and practicality. It’s a great time to take regular, routine steps toward your goals and to release those remaining things that are hindering you from accomplishing them. What is still left that’s interfering with your focus, slowing you down, and failing to inspire you? Recognize those things and let them go in favor of more time, energy, and productivity.
Even while you’re focused on practical goals and clearing out the excess, don’t take huge action steps regarding your finances – Venus is still in retrograde through November 16, and that doesn’t favor new investments or big financial shifts. With the Venus influence, don’t be alarmed if thoughts of romance threaten to interfere with the practical planning that you’re attempting to focus on – old memories, past lovers, and outdated stories of regret may rear their heads and beg your attention. The key with these is to accept the lessons, integrate them, and let the rest go so that you can freely move forward.
Work with pyrite, moss agate, heulandite, or green fluorite for restructured thoughts, improved focus, and detached release.
It’s the new moon in Libra, and this week’s primary focus is balance. This energy is amplified by Venus retrograde in Scorpio, which, when combined with Libra’s well developed thought processes, is inspiring many of us to reassess, refigure, and readjust in multiple areas. At the same time, the tumultuous events of recent weeks are mostly dying down, and we’re entering a period of relative quiet, which is perfect for silent consideration.
What have you noticed that you’d like to shift or rebalance? Is there a pattern or habit that you’d like to transform? Often the most subtle hints come from our partnerships, and with the new moon energy, this is a great place to start looking. Recognition and acceptance of ourselves and our ways of being go a long way toward personal evolution, and any areas that you consciously focus on now can be improved over this moon cycle. The beauty of the new moon in Libra is that the energy is less about digging deep and unearthing the weeds – you’ve done that part. Now it’s more about pure development and refinement of the soil that you’ve tilled.
Not sure where to start? Think of the things in which you still find the most resistance. Are you incredibly neat, and does it bother you when others aren’t? Do you tend to get road rage while driving? Do you love your family but fight to hold your tongue regarding your sister’s choice in friends? Each of these points and others like them, inconsequential as they seem, can influence your life dramatically. It’s about the energetic signature that they carry and the underlying attachments that you have; these are all energies that can be redesigned to influence you more positively.
As you’re working with the new moon in Libra to reach new personal heights, don’t forget to balance yourself in the process. While it’s incredibly easy to get caught up in one area, especially when focused on improvement, it’s generally not the healthiest approach. Make sure that you work to adequately balance family, friends, career, and more in a way that feels right to you.
Work with agate, amazonite, bloodstone, or blue aventurine for balance, introspection, and self-improvement.