Full Moon in Leo and Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon in Leo and Lunar Eclipse

Yesterday was the full moon in Leo and the start of the lunar eclipse, which extended through today. High-surging emotions from the last few weeks have now been shed to a large degree, making way for a new post-eclipse time of happiness, gratitude, and positive development. Motivation, charisma, and joy are increasing, while melancholy, existentialist concerns, and tearful reactions should be minimized. Breathe a sigh of relief that we’re through the turmoil and into greener pastures – there’s lighter and brighter energy afoot now, so enjoy it and your first foray into this post-eclipse world.

Eclipses always herald dramatic changes in the energetic environment, and this lunar eclipse is no exception. Thoughts are generally clearer and more precise; momentum is picking up with respect to ideas, projects, and relationships; and inspiration found lacking in recent months has rebuilt itself to a highly effective degree. Take advantage of this spurt of energy over the next few days, as the advent of the Virgo moon and additional waning moon energy on Wednesday will subdue things slightly.

Work with citrine, carnelian, red aventurine, or hematoid quartz to streamline your ideas and to boost your self-confidence and personal energy.

 

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.

 

New Moon + Solar Eclipse in Cancer

New Moon + Solar Eclipse in Cancer

Tonight’s new moon and solar eclipse in Cancer are destined to bring some heavy emotions to the surface. The New Moon is a time for intentions, goal setting, and deep inner work, and introspective Cancer can’t wait to participate.

A water sign that’s naturally ruled by the moon, Cancer rules the house of home and family, so settle in for some serious contemplation about – or discussion with – those nearest and dearest to you. To top things off, we just entered the shadow of Mercury retrograde, so communication may be a bit strained. Blame it on the stars and roll with the punches as well as you can – the energy is thick, but it’ll clear soon, and you can harness it to your benefit.

How to make the most of the Cancer moon and eclipse? Take advantage of the heavy energy and the extreme power in this moon to set strong intentions for your home and family life. Make sure to stay grounded with crystals, water, and root vegetables.

Journaling, yoga, meditation, exercise, and other self-care rituals provide wonderful options for the soul-searching energy cast by Cancer. Are you making plans for a family, buying a home, or improving communication with your partner? Write it out so that you can manifest it. Be as specific as possible when writing what you want – if you don’t ask for it, how will the Universe deliver?

While everything’s coming up, keep your energy and space clear by using an energetic purifier of some kind – selenite, incense, or a salt lamp would work, as would sound.

To ground yourself, inspire yourself, and balance your emotions during this potent new moon and eclipse, work with carnelian, tiger’s eye, ocean jasper (bottom left photo), or polychrome jasper (top right photo).

Crystals for Confidence

Crystals for Confidence

Are you looking for an extra dose of self-confidence? Confidence is key for the best possible life experience, and the elevation of one’s confidence can propel one to new heights in relationships, career, and health. Crystals are an easy way to boost confidence, and you can work with them for that intent during meditation or just by placing them in your pocket or handbag.

Here are some wonderful crystals for self-confidence. There are plenty more out there, so if you have a crystal that makes you feel amazing about yourself, keep using it! Always go with your intuition first.

  • Agate
  • Carnelian
  • Citrine
  • Fire Agate
  • Ocean Jasper
  • Orange Aventurine
  • Orange Calcite
  • Petrified Wood
  • Polychrome Jasper
  • Red Jasper
  • Septarian
  • Sunstone
  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Yellow Aventurine
  • Yellow Calcite