New Moon in Scorpio

New Moon in Scorpio

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.


New Moon in Libra: Balance and Introspection

New Moon in Libra: Balance and Introspection

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.


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.


New Moon + Solar Eclipse in Leo

New Moon + Solar Eclipse in Leo

Happy New Moon and solar eclipse in Leo! Today’s is the last in a dramatic series of eclipses that have occurred recently, and a lot of the intensity is now set to settle down, but in a laser-focused, highly effective, and goal-oriented way. For the new moon today, ride the wave of energy to set some amazing objectives for the next thirty days as well as for the next six months; the persistent theme is self-improvement, self-care, and self-healing.

To add to the surge of positive energy, Jupiter went direct yesterday on August 10th, increasing good fortune, achievement, and collective optimism. Jupiter’s shift provides an amazing burst of momentum which, when combined with the new moon and solar eclipse energy, causes serious ingenuity, progress, and abundance. To take advantage of the new moon and eclipse energy, set intentions that are important to you, and work on manifesting your desires.

What are you hoping to accomplish? What goals have you been too timid to chase? In what areas should you focus to be your best self?  What brilliant ideas have you had lately, and have you made them into something workable?

Now’s a wonderful time to assess your skills, plans, and opportunities. Even if something seems like a stretch, if you really want it, commit to it – there’s no telling what you can manifest with the energy right now. Write it down, put it on a vision board, and embody the objective and any feelings that it inspires. You’ve got this.

Work with ruby, fancy jasper, green aventurine, and Picasso stone to anchor in creativity, strength, growth, and progress.

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).