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
Last night was the last quarter moon in Gemini, offering an opportunity this week for deep thought as well as appreciation of duality. The theme lately has been shadow work, as our deepest issues have risen to the surface to address. If you’ve pushed anything down recently, you’ll notice that it’s barreling back up on the regular – that’s because the energies lately have given us a continuous chance to clear, remove, and transmute any harmful patterns, thought processes, and memories, and those things that we haven’t healed will continue to arise until we do.
Gemini is amazing at cutting through the superfluous details and getting down to business, and coupled with a Virgo sun and a waning moon, now’s the perfect time to assess and clear out anything that doesn’t serve, be it on a physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual level. Time is valuable, and you don’t have extra time to waste on those things that aren’t helping you to accomplish your end goals, whether they be personal, spiritual, professional, or financial. Gemini also understands intrinsically that although these things seem separate, they are all interlinked – to have a balanced life, you must support and fuel not only the obvious points of focus for you, but the underlying systems as well.
What keeps coming up for you that you’d rather not deal with any longer, and why are you still holding on? There’s beauty and joy in the surrender, and those things that aren’t serving you won’t benefit you by continuing to remain in your life. It could be as simple as t-shirts that you need to discard or as complex as a relationship that you’ve outgrown. Whatever it is, cut the cord and keep moving forward, unshackled this time. Then spend your time integrating what’s left instead of focusing on what’s gone.
Work with bloodstone, clear quartz, black kyanite, and smoky citrine to ensure understanding and appreciation of duality; to establish strong self-respect and energetic boundaries; and to gain help in centering, grounding, and rooting yourself in your best reality.
Welcome to the Last Quarter Moon in Taurus! Though the lunar eclipse made things a bit tumultuous last week, Taurus offers a fresh perspective, new growth, and grounded ideas and action. An uber-practical Earth sign, Taurus inspires grounded planning, goal setting, and achievement, especially where those achievements will fulfill a higher purpose, result in long-term success, and satisfy Taurus’s craving for luxury on some level.
This luxury doesn’t need to be financial – Taurus is all about quality of life, so the ideas that come up should at a minimum provide you with a benefit like additional time with loved ones, space for yourself, or sustained comfort. Spend some time digging into these thoughts, probing them, and putting together an action plan to make them manifest into the physical. What’s your next step? How can you plan so that you’re continuously making progress? What background processes do you need to put into place before your idea can be executed smoothly? Write these out in a journal or planner if it will help you.
While you’re at it, use the energy of the waning moon to release any fears, worries, doubts, worthiness issues, or other issues holding you back from achieving your objectives. Taurus’s penchant for practical action is amazingly beneficial for this exercise, and if you focus, you can plan a whole lot and release a whole lot, paving the way for major change to come as you put things into play over the next few weeks and months. Once you’ve done this exercise, hold onto those goals – next week is both the new moon and another solar eclipse, so any ideas that you sort out now will receive an extra boost as you adopt them fully over the next week.
This year’s theme of change is still ongoing, but we’ve reached a point of faster progress now that the lunar eclipse has passed, and there should be far less to address from our pasts. Instead, focus on the new! Everything that we’ve shed this year is for our higher good, and this Taurus moon will help us to understand that on a deeper level. If the waning moon does bring some things up from your past, trust that it’s doing so in order for you to fully release them going forward. Observe whatever comes up, meld with it, learn the lesson, and let it go instead of pushing it down. Then you can move on with all of the amazing ideas that you’re creating.
For grounded and practical inspiration, organization, and planning, work with onyx, red jasper, smoky quartz, or dendritic agate.