New Moon in Virgo 4° 4' | Saturday 8/27/2022 1:17 a.m. PT

Affirmations for the New Moon in Virgo | Learn more about the sign of the Goddess | Find crystals for a Back to School energy boost! | Celebrate "Be Kind to Humankind Week - 7 Days of Kindness & Empathy"

“On this new moon, I choose to tend to myself like I tend to others; to show love to myself like I show love to others.
I allow myself to soften into the magic of the unknown, and anchor myself further into the mystery.
On this new moon, I create healthy boundaries around my space and time.
I recognize and appreciate my gifts and unique offerings to the world.
By being myself as fully as possible, I help the world heal and evolve.
~adapted from Amy Lea

New Moon in Virgo | Saturday 8/27/2022 1:17 a.m. PT

"Virgo is the sign of the goddess. This divinely feminine energy can teach us many things about our power to heal, grow, and align with our intuition. All beings carry this energy, and it does not matter what gender you were assigned at birth—you still hold the feminine energy of Virgo and can work with her gifts. Virgo can teach us all something unique about ourselves. This energy can teach us about our power and, in turn, empower us to give ourselves to the world in a way that raises the world’s vibration.

The New Moon in Virgo holds the space for us to bring form and detail to our visions. It’s a time to ground our energy, become clear on our path ahead, and know that we have the resources within us to build our dreams. Each New Moon give us the opportunity to lay out blueprints for our daily lives. New Moons teach us to define what is most important to us and how we want to spend our energy. They also remind us that we are in control of our destinies. We make the choices that affect our lives, and our fate is in no one else’s hands but our own. Allow this New Moon to empower you. Believe in your potential to design any life you desire. You hold all the power you need to manifest any vision. It’s up to you to decide how and when to use this power."


"Virgo is born utterly observant to the finest detail of the ways of us all, how things process, to the patterns of our minds and bodies, how we relate to each other and how that affects us both body and Soul. Tweaking one small bit frees the entire machinery! Virgo is the ultimate systems maker that saves time, materials, makes the quality that makes your name! She listens to your innate talent, calls on you to give your gift. We are blessed, at peace with this bond for being truly seen. Our health improves and stays steady in the Light. 

She is innocent as the fresh young one to as savvy as the most adept crone crafting her way in all of life's weathers. Empathy and innate wisdom are her guides. From a smile that enfolds you with a wise loving glance, or a scowl that says change your life, now, Virgos are quite powerful."

~Cerena Childress

Crystals for Back to School

An exciting and often hectic time, we came up with a list of crystals to help with the transition back to school. These crystals offer a bit of friendly energy to keep the good times good and make the hard parts easier. Citrine for confidence and joy, amethyst for soothing anxiety, fluorite for focus and carnelian for courage...Carry a stone in your pocket or wear as a bracelet.

Citrine | Meeting lots of new people can be challenging. Sunny golden Citrine boosts self-esteem and helps overcome shyness, so we can stay focused on doing our best and feel comfortable in our new environment. Offers protection for the aura and promotes enjoyment of new experiences.
Citrine | Citrine Crystal Bracelets

Amethyst | Calms and soothes anxiety in new, stimulating environments. Creates a no stress zone around anyone who carries it. Enhances higher states of consciousness, and helps us absorb new ideas with ease.
Amethyst | Amethyst Crystal Bracelets

Fluorite Crystal Bracelets | Paradise Found Santa Barbara

Fluorite | Fluorite's tranquil energy instills a sense of peace and aids in decision making, mental clarity and memory integration. It is a wonderful stone for studying and test taking, cutting through distractions and enhancing the ability to focus on the task at hand.
Fluorite | Fluorite Crystal Bracelets

Carnelian | Face new situations and meet new people with courage and confidence. Fiery carnelian roars in bringing vitality, motivation, and creativity. Carnelian helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions, banishes negativity and replaces with a love of life.
Carnelian | Carnelian Crystal Bracelets

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.

Be Kind to Humankind Week 8/25-8/31

There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
my philosophy is kindness.
~The Dalai Lama

Be the good--during “Be Kind to Humankind Week,” an annual celebration of kindness that is recognized globally during the last week of August every year.

Created in August of 1988 by Lorraine Jara as a week of reflection and kind thoughts of others to make this world a better place. She was inspired to do something when two men out fishing on a river in her community drowned while other boaters passed by. The entire week aims to specifically guide people on how to be kinder human beings, and to be considerate of those around them.

Here are the Kindness days of the week. You can follow the links for a list of suggestions of kind activities for each day.

8/25 - Thoughtful Thursday Be mindful of those around you. Whether at home, at school or work, or in public, try to always be thoughtful and considerate of other people.

8/26 - Forgive Your Foe Friday | This is a tough one! You can start by forgiving yourself when you make a mistake, and making an effort to consume positive & uplifting content every day.

8/27 - Speak Kind Words Saturday | Words are extremely powerful. By aligning with our higher selves, and being more thoughtful, we can use the power of our words to bring more beauty, joy and love into the world.

8/28 - Sacrifice Our Wants for Others’ Needs Saturday | Today is a chance to do something for someone in need. Let your desires come second on this day and give a little something to somebody else.

8/29 - Motorist Consideration Monday | Practice patience and consideration towards others while traveling. This includes all forms of travel, whether it be by bike, boat, bus, car, foot, plane, train, scooter, skateboard, or wheelchair.

8/30 - Touch a Heart Tuesday | Leave a short note for someone letting them know you appreciate them, or call someone just to say "Hi." Tell those that you love, "I love you." Mirror love, kindness and encouragement towards them and a sincere interest in their lives!

8/31 - Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday | Offer someone your time, help, or advice today. It does not have to be anything big, just the smallest help to someone is great!

While "Be Kind to Humankind Week" is officially celebrated during the last week of August, you can put this list into practice any week of the year. It is an especially great teaching tool to help instill kindness and empathy among young children.

For more help with encouraging kindness, you can try some of these tools:

Kindness Cards for Kids by Nuanprang Snitbhan | This colorful deck shares different ways kids can practice being kind to themselves, their families, their communities, and the earth every single day.

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller | From asking the new girl to play, to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference--or at least help a friend.

Kindness is My Superpower by Alicia Ortega | This charming story with peaceful rhymes and colorful illustrations will explain what kindness means and show through stories what it is like to be kind, sensitive, caring, and generous.

Some inspiration for adults and teens...

Be Kind by the HH the Dalai Llama | Nurture the spirit of kindness in your life with this pocket sized selection of the Dalai Llama's teachings.

Daily Kindness by the National Geographic | With enriching quotes from celebrated luminaries and teachers from all world wisdom traditions, and beautiful nature photographs on every page, this book helps you find a little inspiration every day...

“Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.”
~Paramahansa Yogananda
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