New Moon 29°49’ Aries | Wednesday 4/19/2023 at 9:12 p.m. PT

This is the second Aries New Moon of 2023...We have passed through the Alpha and the Omega of the Warrior, and are about blaze a new path, stepping through the portal of the Solar Eclipse...

This fire is for warmth. Connection. Light.
This fire is for vision. Creation. Destruction.
This fire is for the rite of passage that lives through us now.
The ceremony, the goodbye, and the celebration.

New Moon 29°49’ Aries | Wednesday 4/19/2023 at 9:12 p.m. PT

"These 30 days, from the new moon in March until this new moon in April has been a time of accentuated adjustment.  The new moon in March was at 0 degrees Aries, the beginning, and the April New Moon is at 29 degrees Aries, the ending. During the alpha and omega of the sign of the warrior we have been called upon to venture into new territory, to successfully navigate new ways of relating to life in all of its facets. Fortunately Aries is adept at this very task. 

This New moon, Jupiter is conjunct Sun/Moon—bigger, more courageous, more daring, stronger. Rising of the impenetrable Self. The Self that is beyond question and remains even when all else is swept away. Aries is ‘I seek Self’. "

~Anna Chapman | Read full article HERE

"April is for edge-walking.
By now, something new has indeed begun.
New names have made themselves known. Dreams and desires have come forth to be claimed.
Each of us must go boldly where none have gone before. That’s the nature of existing as ONE that springs from ALL.
There is a leader in you. A heroic scout. A trailblazer.
There is a relentless energy, a passion that burns and lights the torch for what’s-next.
To be the first is bold. To be the only is brave. And, to be on the forefront is a delicate position.
Vulnerable. Candid. Innocent.
The new bud doesn’t fear a coming frost. It simply rises, reaching for the Sun.
This month, feed your strength. Your bravery. Your willingness to be aware of yourself and what calls you onward.
Find the pulse. Follow the sparks. Tend your flames.
Rather than move too quickly and burn out, nourish yourself. Replenish your energy. Request the support you need.
Later in April, slow down. Take time to rethink resources and investments. Simplify to get unstuck. Grow your gardens, and share the bounty.
To our brave new world -
The one we are out here creating."

~Virginia Rosenberg

Lyrid Meteor Shower | A reminder to keep your eyes open for shooting stars! We will soon be passing through the Lyrid Meteor Showers. The best nights to watch are from late evening until dawn the following morning, on April 21 and 22. Thanks to the darkness of the New Moon, we will be able to see them extra clearly.

Entering Eclipse Season | The next solar eclipse and the first of 2023 will be a hybrid solar eclipse on April 20. During the event, a "ring of fire" will be visible for a few seconds in the skies above the Indian and Pacific oceans. NOT VISIBLE IN NORTH AMERICA, though its effects are still present energetically.

Supercharge Your Willpower, Confidence & Self-Esteem | Crystals for the New Moon in Aries

Aries is the sign that represents action, initializing, fiery passionate decisive action. It is often associated with the fiery yellow Solar Plexus Chakra, located in the abdomen area. This is the energetic home of self-esteem, willpower, sense of self and the source of initiative and motivation.

Golden-yellow Citrine is the quintessential crystal for helping unblock the Solar Plexus chakra. It promotes radiance from within, and inspires feeling comfortable with yourself and your place in the world.Citrine is sunny and optimistic, a feel-good stone for cleansing and regeneration, a manifesting stone of personal will.

Call on the energy of Citrine when you want to manifest your deepest wishes and dreams, when you want a powerful boost to your self-esteem, and when you are ready to invite abundance and prosperity into your life...Read the Full Article HERE.

Raise your vibrations and power your rituals with sacred stones from around the world.
Bring the earth’s beauty and energetic strength into your practice with an inspired collection of crystals and gemstones.

As the Wheel Turns | Celebrate Beltane

May 1 marks Beltane, the Celtic festival between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. Beltane is a springtime festival of optimism and fertility, as the power of daylight waxes stronger, and the cold winter nights recede into memory.

In ancient Gaelic society, Beltane marked the beginning of summer, and the time when livestock were taken to the summer pastures. Great bonfires were lit for purification and protection. There were also rituals to protect crops, dairy products and people, and to encourage growth. The aos sí, often referred to as spirits or fairies, were thought to be especially active at this time, and the goal of many Beltane rituals was to appease them.

(To find books about Beltane, the Wheel of the Year, and how to live life in rhythm with the cycles of nature, visit The Wheel of the Year: Annual Cycles of Celebration and Wisdom, a curated list of titles on our page.)

Ways to Celebrate

~Light a candle - Beltane is a fire festival and while it may not be possible to attend a great bonfire this year, you can certainly light a candle or two to honor the energies of this sabbat. Colors associated with Beltane are white and silver for cleansing, green for growth, fertility and abundance and red for vitality, passion and strength.

~Make a wish-ribbon - Infuse a ribbon with your intentions and wishes and decorate your plants with it. Traditionally a small tree or branch would be decorated with bright flowers, ribbons, painted shells or eggshells from Easter...Read the Full Article HERE

"Great Earth mother!
We give you praise today
and ask for your blessing upon us.
As seeds spring forth
and grass grows green
and winds blow gently
and the rivers flow
and the sun shines down
upon our land,
we offer thanks to you for your blessings
and your gifts of life each spring."
~A Beltane Blessing
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