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 Cancer: Emotional Release

Full Moon in Cancer: Emotional Release

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.

 

Full Moon in Gemini: Shift Your Perspective

Full Moon in Gemini: Shift Your Perspective

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.

 

Full Moon in Taurus

Full Moon in Taurus

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.

 

Full Moon in Pisces: Integrate the Magical with the Mundane

Full Moon in Pisces: Integrate the Magical with the Mundane

Welcome to the full moon in Pisces! This week’s energy is all about integration of the magical with the mundane, which means that it’s time to infuse some light into your standard routine. Have you been holding back in some way or hiding yourself from the spotlight? In what ways do you shine that you’ve neglected to share with others?

It’s likely that your special brand of amazing is needed right now in some way – be it at work, among friends or family, or in your community. What unique traits can you offer to help others? The Pisces moon is the perfect time to discover those traits and bring them to the surface for enjoyment.

If you haven’t yet been called toward your deeper purpose but are starting to feel the yearning to know what exactly it is, this moon offers some serious potential for manifestation of your highest self. What are your dreams and values? How do you wish to impact the world? What is the legacy that you wish to leave? Pisces, the emotive idealist, can inspire you to reach new heights, especially when paired with the practical and hardworking Virgo sun.

Work with amazonite, dendritic opal, Botswana agate, or polychrome jasper to ground the etheric Pisces energy while motivating you to achieve new heights.