Moon Insights

Full Moon Balance

The Full Moon will greet us on Wednesday with a Lunar Eclipse in the morning! Both eclipse times and Full Moon times can be filled with high energy; channel yours in a positive way by taking part in ceremony or ritual.  This Libra Full Moon is all about balance; within ourselves and others.  When we can live in moderation, as a lifestyle, we find that it's easier to see that same balance in others and in external situations.  

Everyday Example of Balance: Choice 1= Eat healthy during the week but splurge on weekends or vacations.  Do a cleanse or special diet every few months to "rid" your body of toxins.  Choice 2= Eat healthy all throughout the year, relying on routine and ritual to feed your body the nutrients it needs, without shocking your system. 

 
 

Full Moon Balancing Ceremony:

Supplies: A piece of fruit, crystals/rocks/gems/feathers, flower petals.
Take part in this ritual either the day before, the day of, or the day after Wednesday's Full Moon.

1. Gather your materials and go under the light of the Moon or near a window.
2. Set your fruit aside.
3. Create a mandala  using your supplies.  You can create this as big or small as you'd like. With flower petals as part of your decoration. This mandala is all about balance. Each time you place an item on one side of the circle or near the center, place another item evenly across from it. Take your time, making your mandala as intricate as you'd like. 
4. As you build your mandala, think about areas of your life that you'd like more balance. Each time you think of one, speak it aloud as you place another treasure on your circle.
5. Once your mandala feels complete, place your fruit in the center and allow it to soak up the Full Moon light and energy overnight. Let it nourish you in your morning breakfast.  

Note*  If you set any New Moon Intentions at the beginning of the month, take this time to reflect on where you can use balance in your life to help bring your intentions to fruition! 

Aquarius Full Moon

In the early hours this morning, our mood compass, Mama Moon, moved into Aquarius. Since this is the second Full Moon in July, it’s called a Blue Moon.  When the Moon is in Aquarius, philosophy rules. We start to wonder about the WHY’S of everything.  The past few years have been one of such tremendous self-growth and journeying so it’s important to remember to breathe deeply and ground ourselves. 

This Full Moon energy can bring about a restlessness.

So stay grounded and remember that change is GOOD. 

The Full Moon is a time to release and surrender what has been manifested since the New Moon. It is  a time to let go of what was and step into what IS. 

Taking part in ritual during a Full Moon can create some amazingly potent energy! Your Moon ritual tonight or tomorrow could be as simple as journaling a few things that you are ready to surrender be it old energy, a tainted relationship- anything no longer serving you.

Or perhaps your ritual is more involved.  This is a great time to gather with others in ceremony.  Taking part in a Fire Ritual is an amazing way to release.  Come together and write down on paper what you can let go of.  Then burn your paper as the group witnesses you, collectively. 

You can end with my favorite Native American Full Moon prayer; because of copyright laws, please click here to view the prayer. 

Dance with these changing winds.

Celebrate the beauty that you are creating by being open and connected to your Source, whatever that may be. 

With all my love, on this beautiful night,

-Lydia 

New Moon Intentions

Happy New Moon day to you.

When the Moon is in this dark phase, both the Sun and the Moon are in the same Zodiac sign; each month brings a new sign and new energies to harness. Unlike the Full Moon nights, when energies are high, the New Moon time is one of introspection and darkness. It is a time to plant new seeds for the coming Moon cycle. As you start to set intentions each month, you may notice how the days of the month no longer hold such value, but rather, the phase of the Moon determines your actions. 

As human beings, we have always had this amazing connection to the Moon; it greatly influences our inner cycles and our outer relationships.  Rather than go against the flow, we can learn to embrace and trust in the powerful energy that this celestial body allows us to harness.

One my favorite authors, Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes: “Anyone close to a wildish woman, is in fact in the presence of two woman; an outer being and an interior criatura, one who lives in the topside world, one who lives in the world not so easily seeable. The outer being lives by the light of day and is easily observed. She is often pragmatic, acculturated and very human. The criatura, however, often travels to the surface from very far away, often appearing and then as quickly disappearing, yet always leaving behind a feeling: something surprising, original, and knowing."

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As women, we have learned to adapt and live in two separate worlds. The outside world and our own, inner, under-world.  During this New Moon phase, we are inhabiting the mysterious underworld. We can use this deep energy in a positive way, through setting intentions. 

The time to set intentions is this New Moon time; it’s a direct calling for us to sit down with pen and paper or photos and glue, to really make our thoughts turn into visions that we can create as our reality.  The simple act of creating ritual is often times enough of a catalyst for our intentions to turn into actions.  So whether you have an altar set up at home or if you need to carve out space in your day to spend in ceremony, the time is now. Let the Moon guide you as you put positive thoughts into the Universe. 

Creating ceremony alone can be extremely nourishing; but it’s also really powerful to come together with others.  Women, ages ago, would bleed together on the New Moon. This was a time when they would leave their partners and homes to travel together to rest and create and just BE.  Today, because of artificial lighting, lack of attention, and other factors, many women aren’t synced up together. But we can still gather in ritual and ceremony to set New Moon intentions and be witnessed by each other.  

You can visit www.mysticmamma.com  to learn how to host your own gathering.  

If you live in the Austin, Texas area- we host monthly New Moon gatherings. Stay tuned to our Events section to find out when the next circle takes place! 

Take thought and plant many seeds during this New Moon; keep them fertile through rest and self-care and the nourishing love that you embody, always and forever. 

 

 

Capricorn Full Moon Beauty

Tonight, the Moon will move its Full, shining beauty into Capricorn.  What does this mean and why does it matter?

Ages ago, our ancestors celebrated and lived by the cycles of the Moon.  They used it as a calendar and a mood-mapping tool.  Just as the Moon goes through the same cycles each month, we do too! 

About every 27 days, the Moon starts a new orbit around Mother Earth.  This complete cycle brings a sense of Rebirth during the New Moon and a feeling of celebration when the Moon is bright and Full. Knowing each Moon phase and how it affects your mood, work-life and relationships is an amazing piece of knowledge to have!  It’s especially important for those wanting to embrace the feminine to understand the Moon’s cycles, as they directly correlate with a our internal female cycle. To learn more about your internal cycle, book a session with me by clicking here! Sessions include a Moon Mapping tool and more juicy stuff :)  

Keep reading below for some insights to this Capricorn Moon!

When the Moon is in Capricorn, we tend to let our work come first.  Capricorn is a self-contained sign of the Zodiac, meaning that you’ll find more strength in these areas if you look within yourself, rather than through direct, external action.  This week is a good time to look within and use the vital energy that you’ve been cultivating since the New Moon! 

There is a lot of fiery energy swirling about and it's easy to get caught up in it; during this week, pay close attention to how your emotional reactions and make sure you take responsibility for yourself.  Imagine the bright light of the Full Moon shining light on any shadows or issues that may have been lurking around or inside of you. Observe what you are ready to surrender and know that everything happens as it should. I invite you to take part in the Fire Ritual, below. You can do this alone or with loved ones during the Full Moon, each month. 


Full Moon Fire Ritual

Come together with friends or a partner to let go of the old so that you can make room for more FULLNESS in your life! Join in ceremony each month to see intentions blossom into reality. 

  1.  Form a circle outside, under the Full Moon, in front of a fire pit (or a cookie sheet with a candle on top). 
  2. Have someone burn sage inside and outside of the circle, to cleanse energy.
  3. As a group, have someone lead a guided meditation or speak an invocation. 
  4. After coming to a seat, light the fire or the candle. 
  5. Everyone writes down their past intentions, experiences, and anything else they want to let go of.
  6. Have a circle share for anyone wanting to be witnessed, and allow each person to throw their paper into the fire.
  7. Join in song or prayer or whatever feels nice.
  8. Then dance around and have fun!

Let me know how your fire circle goes! Stay tuned for a Men and Women’s Full Moon Lunar Nourishment gathering this fall in Austin, Texas.

Wishing you love and joy and positive vibes during this creative and FULL time. Remember to practice self-care and nourishment, always!

Love,
Lydia 

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