The Blessed Virgin’s Moon

Hark, the long awaited new moon in Virgo is soon cresting the far horizon. Lifting our weary spirits with the promise of hope and healing, she cannot come fast enough. Our finish lines – yes even the ones we slide over on our face – are also our brand new starting points. This new moon…

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Dark Moon Sailing

As we set sail towards the glimmering new moon horizon, we still have blessed hours in the quiet of the dark. I am a rabid fan of these cauldron spaces and what is always held in the void between. Sinking deeply into their magic and mystery is its own reward. Here we try to tie…

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Rising Tide Moon

Swishing into Pisces almost at her peak, the full moon is rising our tides in every sense. Although not yet at totality, her energy has been shining a blinding light on life post eclipsia all weekend. The highest octaves of the final astrological mansion key us into our intuitive strengths. If we are willing to…

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The Ruby Shadow of the Blood Moon

The ancient tales of eclipsia are shrouded in an uneasiness, as peoples dependent on the sun and moon gods for their very lives were rattled by this cosmic disappearing act. I wonder if very much has changed even in our terribly modern world, jammed with knowledge and short on understanding, as we stand starstruck still….

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Dark Moon Vibes

Dark moon vibes this weekend as the lunar tide draws out. This cauldron space can be a deep pool to immerse thyself in, built on rest and regeneration. It can equally be a discomforting void if we struggle to slow or still in the face of a world constantly chanting hustle. So often our busy…

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The Mother Moon : Water Ritual

Our first full moon peaks later today in Cancer, the bright lady’s home state and the hallowed realm of nurturing and nourishment. She is the divine feminine supercharged: as close to us as she can be (perigree) as earth too moves as close to the sun as she can (perihelion). These powerful astronomical markers are…

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End of Year Shedding

Around this time of year where I live it is shedding season. Tree bark begins to crack and fall like a beautiful wooden skirt around its trunk. Cicada shells appear everywhere as if by magic, their former tenants heralding their rebirth in deafening chorus. My animals too are surely tossing pawfuls of hair over their…

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Pre-eclipsia

Dark moon in Leo feels, as channelled by my familiar, Elvira. As Mistress of the Dark she knows all too well that the distance travelled once slungshot out of a new moon is directly proportional to the level at which you let go and made space during the dark. This is non negotiable magic cat…

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The Zooming Eclipse: Part Two

There are only two ways the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is coming at you (and both of them are capitalised). The second* finds you ready, willing and able. As ready as you will ever be, as you do your level best to pace yourself and ride the rising tide. Willing because despite the scrambling…

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First Quarter Moon

I love the folklore that is weaved into astrology, mystical and instructive as the old tales tend to be. The first quarter moon was noted as the crisis moon, a square aspect between sun and moon that signals friction, frisson or difficulty. And here she sits in Scorpio on her way to an eclipse date…

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