The October New Moon

imageThe New Moon this month will be exceptionally powerful, given the number of planets involved. It will be exact on 10/4, Friday, at 8:34PM, Eastern Time. New Moons can usually be felt a day before, but in this case I believe we’ll be feeling this one from Tues. on. A New Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are in the same sign. It represents new beginnings, a time to set intentions. This month the Sun is in the Cardinal Air sign Libra, the Moon also in Libra. The Cardinal signs of the Zodiac are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Cardinal signs are the leaders, the initiators, the motivators. As the Sun and the Moon join up in Libra, the sign of justice, integrity, and Sacred Truth, they will both be in opposition to Uranus in Aries, Cardinal Fire, the radical Liberator. All three of those Planets will be forming a challenging aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, Cardinal Earth. Pluto is the ultimate alchemist, the most Shamanic of all of the Planets. It is about letting go of what has been outgrown. Transmutation.

I can’t emphasize enough how powerful this New Moon is, given the other Planetary energies working with it. Not only do we have the opportunities for new beginnings, but the opportunities to release that which does not serve us. Uranus will insist on radical change. Pluto will insist on radical rebirth. Combine that with the Sun and Moon in Libra, the sign of Justice, and you have a recipe for radical new beginnings for the self, yes, but also for humanity. There is a Zen quote which sums this New Moon up perfectly: ” Let go, or be dragged.” I vote to let go, and steer a course towards your dreams.

New Additions

I found some amazing new Crystal beings over the weekend. I still have to photograph and add them to my store, but I wanted to at least share a partial list of the new inventory you can expect to see soon.
New for us is Stichtite, a purple Stone from S. Africa, some palm-sized stones of that. More gorgeous natural Citrines from Brazil, bringing the number I have on hand to about 60. Wow. Beautiful Chrysocolla Spheres from Peru, over 3″. Rhodonite Spheres over 3″. Huge Amethyst Spheres, 5″. Iolite, Sunstone, Vesuvianite, and Moss Agate Pyramids. Obsidian Obelisks. Angelite Spheres. Silver Leaf Agate puffy Hearts. Lapis Lazuli Spheres. Pyrite Spheres from Peru. Amethyst and Lepidolite Pendants. Stunning Smokey Quartz Points and Spheres, all translucent, with rainbows. So, a lot of typing and listing in my immediate future. We’ll bring it to you as quickly as possible. Feel free to call if you see something on the list you need.

Creating Sacred Space

imageHaving a place in your home that feels Sacred, that represents your Spiritual path is important. Every time you see it, it’s a tangible reminder of the Spiritual aspect of your life. Whether it’s a bookcase shelf, a nightstand, an end table, any place can be used as an Altar to represent your path.

Some people use photos of loved ones or spiritual teachers. Some use Crystals or Stones. Some use Art, Bronzes or carvings of Power Animals, Fairies, Angels, Kuan Yins, Buddhas, etc. Some people place Runes, Tarot Cards, Rosary beads, I Ching tiles, everyone is different. Silk or fresh flowers, anything goes. It’s about what speaks to your Heart, what inspires you. Incense holders, Abalone Shells for Sage or Cedar, braids of Sweetgrass… Aromatherapy diffusers, all these things can contribute to making a niche in your home that reflects your Path, that is an island or oasis of calm in the center of the everyday aspects of your life.

The only thing that matters is what inspires you. Nature, a culture or message… Whatever lifts you up, and reminds you of the truth of what you are: An emanation of the Divine. You can check out my Altar Art page on my website for some ideas. Enjoy.