By the time we have reached the 11th sign of the Zodiac, we have worked through healing some of our wounds and attending to emotional insecurities. We are prepared to offer our selves in a new way; with clarity."~Anna Chapman
“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.”
"Aquarius teaches us to think in terms of energy. We are interconnected through our shared energy and collective consciousness. We are constantly absorbing and reacting to the energy around us. We are also defining it. We share knowledge and influence others through the vibrations we emit. Life is a constant give and take of energy. Some days we shape the collective. Other days it shapes us. This New Moon is the time to decide how you want to feel and the energy you want to embody. It’s a time to recognize how it feels to absorb the energy around you versus how it feels to define it."
"Aquarius has a vision of what serves ‘community’ and having a finger on the pulse of universal rhythm innately recognizes what is beneficial in service to the whole. The individual is considered as a fraction of that whole. Each individual is asked to ‘be their best’; to contribute their best to the collective. By the time we have reached the 11th sign of the Zodiac, we have worked through healing some of our wounds and attending to emotional insecurities. We are prepared to offer our selves in a new way; with clarity."
"The Aquarian idea of life-giving wisdom and compassion is an age-old concept that has been symbolized in many traditions beyond astrology: The goddess Kuan Yin is often portrayed holding a vial or vase, from which she pours out the waters of compassion and mercy to all of humanity.
Pouring out pitchers of water, the figure in the Star card of the Tarot represents seeking and sharing wisdom in the depths of the psyche. You could see spiritual awakening as a call to become the water bearers ourselves--containing our experience with wisdom, and radiating our compassion with effectiveness. What greater human power can there be?"
"The Sun and Moon align at 2:58 p.m. PST this Friday, February 9, when both luminaries reach 20°40' Aquarius. A New Moon always encourages us to start anew, but this particular lunation insists that our "new" also be authentic, original, progressive, and self-determined."
Lunar New Year is almost here! "2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon, beginning on February 10th, 2024. In Chinese culture, the Dragon holds a significant place as an auspicious and extraordinary creature, unparalleled in talent and excellence. It symbolizes power, nobility, honor, luck, and success."
As the New Moon in Aquarius brings out our free spirit, independent-thinking, world-changing expansive selves, here are a selection of crystals for holding on to our peace of mind, our fundamental feelings of serenity and trust in life, and a sense of own wholeness.
Amethyst | A powerful stone of spirituality and serenity, Amethyst opens, clears and activates the crown chakra. A natural tranquilizer, this purple crystal assists in spiritual insight, and enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation. Amethyst & Silver Earrings | Amethyst & Silver Necklace | Hoop Earrings | Tumbled Stones | Bracelets
Kambaba Jasper | An extremely soothing and nurturing stone that induces calm and alleviates stress. This deep green and black stone contains ancient fossils, and carries a strong nature connection that nourishes and strengthens the heart chakra.
Very grounding and stabilizing, Kambaba Jasper is also protective, helpful in clearing negative energy and releasing emotional turmoil. Use to encourage healing and growth in all areas. Kambaba Jasper Tumbled Stones
Serpentine | This yellow-green crystal assists with new beginnings, resilience and flexibility. Serpentine clears the chakras and stimulates the crown chakra, opening psychic abilities. Opens new pathways for Kundalini energy, aids in meditation, and enhances spiritual exploration. It also facilitates the conscious direction of healing energy toward problem areas, bringing a sense of union and oneness within yourself. Serpentine Palm Stones | Smaller Serpentine pieces in-shop.
"Love is at the heart of everything we do.
It is the magical essence that nourishes and animates all things."
"Our inner beauty, that magical, numinous energy that radiates from us a bit like our charisma, is a force that can be hard to fathom. Yet here is a way to allow it to radiate more brightly, and to feel this energy flowing all around you. Time to unleash your inner 'beauty box' and welcome it into your life.
When Aphrodite's son Eros fell in love with the mortal Princess Psyche, who was thought to be even more beautiful than the goddess of love herself, Aphrodite became enraged. Fuelled by her anger, she set Psyche four seemingly impossible tasks, with the last requiring Psyche to descend into the underworld to capture some of Persephone's beauty in a small box.
Although Psyche managed to fulfill the arduous task and return to the human world, she could not overcome her curiosity and peeked into the box instead of delivering it directly to Aphrodite--but the only thing inside was the essence of death. Psyche perished at once. Zeus, however, took pity on her by making her immortal and reuniting her with Eros. She became the personification of 'soul', depicted in ancient Green iconography as a butterfly.
Similarly, there is an inner 'beauty box' hidden away in the depths of you, but this box is yours to open and will allow you to radiate your unique beauty.
This ritual is best performed on the evening of a waning moon (yes, waning as you are releasing energy from deep within you).
~ a box
~ 4 moonstones
~ 4 dried pomegranate seeds
1. Begin by placing the four seeds in a row and form a second row beneath them with the moonstones.
"With north, south, east and west of me,
With stones and seeds my beauty's freed,
From hidden depths of treasures deep
That bring to light my pure mystique.
Moonstones release my love of self,
For that's the beauty of this wealth;
Pomegranates free my soul,
For that's the beauty I unfold;
Now with the spell my magic's cast
And all around me love's held fast.
3. Place the stones and pomegranate seeds in the box until the new crescent moon, then take out into the countryside or your garden and freely scatter both stones and seeds to liberate your 'inner beauty' into the outer world."
This ritual is excerpted from Sarah Bartlett's work, "The Little Book of Love Magic: Spells, Enchantments and Rituals to Honour Love in All Its Forms. In which she seeks to "honour love's divine magic through spells, rituals and enchantments that will nurture your innate intuition, cultivate self-love and promote sensual well-being. Allowing the magic of an open heart to strengthen true bonds and do powerful healing work."
"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."