Sun in Aries / Spring Equinox / Ostara / Astrological New Year – March 20, 2021

Tomorrow we have a few things happening! The Sun moves into the sign of Aries, which also means it’s the Astrological New Year! This is a fresh start for us as we move through a new astrological cycle. 🌞🌱

Last year in March, the energy was tough with the Sun conjunct Chiron and a Capricorn Stellium. This year is shaping up to be much more optimistic, with the Sun being closely conjunct to Venus. 👫

Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and brings fresh, motivated energy. Aries is fiery, bold, enthusiastic, and always ready to take action. ♈️🐏

March 20 is also Spring Equinox and the Pagan Celebration of Ostara. This is a time of balance, and a time to celebrate life and Spring! 🐣

In researching the origins of Ostara, I found some conflicting information, as is usually the case when it comes to how holidays came to be.

In some interpretations, Ostara (Eostre or Eastre) is the Germanic Goddess of Spring and dawn. It is said that Pagan Anglo-Saxons held festivals in her honour. The symbols of Ostara are hares/rabbits (fertility), eggs/seeds (creation), serpent/dragon (kundalini energy is high!), flowers, and the colors green, yellow, purple, pink, blue, and orange. This is where coloured eggs and most Easter traditions originated from. It is said that when Catholicism tried to take over, they changed the name to Easter and changed the day it was celebrated to coincide with the resurrection of Jesus.

In the Catholic Faith, there are 2 holidays that get mixed up with the Vernal (Spring) Equinox. The first, occurring on March 25th, is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the day that Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary she was “with child”. This occurs 9 months prior to Jesus’s birth, December 25th.

The other holiday that gets mixed up with this is Easter. Easter too, celebrates the victory of a God of Light (Jesus) over darkness (Death), so it makes sense to be celebrated at this time.

It is said that Easter is named after Eostre, the ancient Teutonic (German) Goddess of the Spring Moon. This coincides with the German Goddess origins of Ostara, except for the fact that Eostre was a lunar Goddess. Eostre is where we get the name Estrogen from, the female hormone. Her holiday, the Eostara, was held on the Full Moon AFTER the Vernal Equinox. Of course, the Church doesn’t celebrate Full Moons, so they chose for Easter to be on the following Sunday. Thus, Easter is always the following Sunday, after the Full Moon, after the Vernal Equinox. It should be noted, that the Church was so adamant about not incorporating Lunar Goddess symbolism, that they added a further calculation; if Easter Sunday falls on the Full Moon itself, the Easter is postponed to the following Sunday.

The other theme we see around Easter, is the decent of the God or Goddess into the Underworld for a period of 3 days. We see this when Jesus died on the cross and went to the Underworld for 3 days until he ascended into Heaven. We also see this in Pagan religion, and other historic traditions too. The fact that we are dealing with a 3 day period, indicates a lunar theme for Easter, and not a solar one.

Another piece of conflicting information said that there is no evidence of Ostara being celebrated at all in Pagan times, and that evidence doesn’t show up until the 1800’s.

It can be hard to pin down the origins of our traditions, but it is quite obvious to me that most, if not all of our traditions, began as an effort to honour nature and it’s cycles. Somewhere along the lines, Ostara became about celebrating Spring, and Eostara is the lunar celebration of the Vernal Equinox. 🌞🌝

Enjoy this time of celebration and growth! Enjoy the increase in the light! Celebrate new beginnings! Look to this next season with optimism and hope. 🌷🐞

Also, on March 21, Venus enters Aries too, ramping up the love energy! It brings a renewal of the heart, and reminds us of our innocence and that we instinctively know what we want. 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

Happy Spring Equinox! 🌷🌞🌱

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Full Cold Moon in Cancer – December 29, 2020

We have a Full Cold Moon in the sign of Cancer on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, peaking at 8:30pm MST here in Alberta. 🌕✨❄️ It’s fitting after all the intense energies we’ve had lately, that this is more of a relaxing moon. It’s energy is very feminine, nurturing, loving and caring. It might get emotional, so make sure to rest and observe the emotions that arise. Take good care of yourself. This is a moon to do all your releasing for the year. Let everything go upon the full moon. This is a time to start fresh… just in time for the new year. We are all changing, growing, and evolving so quickly. Things might seem bleak right now, but there is so much promise and hope for the future. There are opportunities and rewards on the way for us. Things are going to change in positive ways. One thing that came up a lot when I was creating the Moon Magic Worksheet is purity and innocence. We are truly getting back to the people we were meant to be all along. You can always begin again, no matter how far you’ve fallen… and this is your chance to do so. You have to be strong and believe in yourself. This moon has a positive sextile aspect to Uranus, which brings intuition, excitement, and stimulating encounters! The moon is also in positive aspect to a star that brings good health, honor, riches, pleasure, and domestic benefits. That sounds pretty good to me! Lol. The point is that you need to stay positive, stay open… stay ready for life to deliver you these gifts and encounters. If you are stuck in a negative mindset.. if you are hiding yourself away.. you are putting up blocks to abundance. Believe they are on the way. Be open and ready. Behave in a way that is deserving, and make positive life choices. Be reminded of the blessings already present in your life. Be grateful for your home and family. Believe in the good things to come. Hold on to hope and love. Take care of yourself and honor your needs. You don’t need to prove yourself to anybody… you only need to soothe your own soul. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says… it matters what is in your heart, what you believe about yourself. Let everything that’s been weighing you down go upon the full moon. Write down what you want to release and burn it. Make sure to clean and organize your home too. Let’s get right and rock 2021. ❤️🌕🥂💪

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The Moon Magic Worksheet is a 4 page PDF document filled with items and properties that resonate with this full moon. It has affirmations, journal prompts, goal setting questions, a card pull, ideas to celebrate the moon, and more! It will help you organize your thoughts and set intention to them. It will help you recognize synchronicities that come with this full moon! It will help you understand the energy we are moving through. It is very casual, and something for you to sit with while you honor the moon. It is simply a guide to help us all learn, and connect to the moon!

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Weekly Angel Card Reading – Week of July 14, 2018

The crystals I am working with for the week are Rainbow Moonstone, Desert Rose and Rose Quartz. I use these crystals to connect to your energy, to connect to the message meant for you, and to send the healing properties of the crystals to you.

Rainbow Moonstone – Has a gentle, calming energy. It helps to strengthen intuition and psychic perception, and enhances creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. It is a stone that brings balance, harmony, and hope. The Rainbow effect brings in a spectrum of light, and can help with clearing and bringing in uplifting energies. It has been said to have the power to grant wishes. Rainbow Moonstone encourages introspection, yielding easier decision making. It also enhances one’s emotional vision, bringing greater creative abilities and freedom of expression. Increases synchronicities. Rainbow Moonstone can also offer increased patience and allowing. A stone of intuition and insight, Moonstone helps us to connect to all the different cycles we experience in life. Moonstone helps balance the emotional body, especially any aggressive tendencies. Many people find moonstone to be very soothing and use it to help relieve stress.

Desert Rose – Desert Rose is a variety of Selenite. It is a stone of the mind, as well as Angelic stone. It is said to bring mental ability and clarity, as well as perception of all kinds. Desert rose is used to quiet worries and still the mind from distractions.

Rose Quartz – A stone of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra. Enhances every type of love. Brings love into daily life. Lowers stress and soothes those around it. Rose Quartz inspires the love of beauty, in oneself and others, in nature, and especially that which stimulates the imagination – art, music and the written word. A very happy stone. It is used to raise self-esteem and gives a strong sense of self-worth. Its loving energies teach us to apply this love to ourselves and thereby find ourselves more worthy. It is used to balance emotions and bring peace and calm. This calm emotional balance brings stress relief and easing of anxiety. All these things carry energies of forgiveness, tolerance, and compassion, enabling us to see the good in both ourselves and others.

We have endured so much. Luckily, it feels like the energy is lightening up a bit this week. It feels more relaxed, more like summer vibes. I have been receiving so many signs and synchronicities lately, so I am sure there are more of you out there experiencing the same. There is summertime magic in the air. Let go of the stresses and worry for a bit, and enjoy life. Have some fun. Express yourself in creative ways, such as art, dance, exercise, or whatever allows you to release energy and express yourself. Relax and chill. Appreciate all the beauty that surrounds you. Enjoy your holidays and vacations. Enjoy the moment, wherever you are. Let’s see what the cards say for the week!

I can’t even believe The Star Card… 😭😭😭 Look to the future with hope, faith, optimism… happy times… relief… it is such a synchronistic confirmation card! We are going to start seeing things turn around. Things have been hard, and I know personally, it’s been hard to keep the faith. I even tattooed “faith” on my arm, as a constant reminder for myself. I have seen so many struggles and hard times in my life… but I have also seen so much beauty, and grace. God is good. There truly is so much beauty. We can trust in the Universe to provide for our needs. We are going to see and feel some relief. Work hard, be meticulous, love yourself and be dedicated to your talents and passions, then you will see great rewards. Life has magical, wonderful things in store. There is no room for self-doubt. The 2 cards in the suit of Autumn also represent harvest time, a time of reaping rewards. Keep working hard toward your dreams and I have a feeling opportunities are going to be opening up very soon!

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Angel Card Reading – Week of Nov 9, 2015

  
I am still pulling repeat cards every single reading. I just can’t believe it. All those cards in the deck, and I seem to get the same ones over and over. I have learned my lesson about questioning the cards I pull. The cards are always right, and say what they need to say. I had done a reading for a woman who was starting a business. Of course she got the Entrepreneur card! So she referred her friend for a reading. Wouldn’t you know the entrepreneur card came up again. I fretted about the reading, and didn’t want her to get the same message as her friend already received. So I redrew the cards, and 2 of the 3 same cards came up again!!! The exact same cards except without the entrepreneur card. So I did the reading, only to find out after they were entering into business together! So I let her know the entrepreneur card was also there for her too. 😊 I do not question the cards anymore! I also believe they are reminder cards, for people who have already received them, as a nudge to keep them on track. Let’s see what they have to tell us. I wish it felt a little brighter, but it feels like we are going through some things this week, or just feeling down. I feel like the cards are saying we need to show ourselves and others love and compassion… It seems like we are holding onto past emotions or beliefs, and we may not even be aware we are doing so. When we resist releasing emotions that are pent up, it creates all kinds of issues that manifest in other ways, such as illness, disease or bad luck. When the new moon occurs, which is coming up this week, is a time for manifesting our desires. We need to release what we carry now, to make room for new in our life, for what’s to come. It seems we may have a bit of emotional releasing to do, which we can release by working out, crying, taking time to meditate or do yoga, etc. Feel those emotions to your core, and release them with love, knowing you are growing as a person, and don’t require to feel weighted down by past lessons anymore. We have learned, and we are ready to move on and learn more. A lot of people suffer from “depression”. I say that and “mental illness” in quotes, because I honestly hate using the terms at all. I feel like we all have times of “depression”, and that’s its not specifically something that we are sick with. I feel like the terms encourage us to feel sick, or abnormal, when quite honestly, I think it’s all a part of the yin and yang, the ebb and flow. We all have periods of feeling down, times where we are meant to learn, or meant to grow. Times when we learn to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off. Times when we learn to appreciate happiness again after periods of not feeling so happy. Times when we are meant to learn that we don’t need to feel sad, and that we can choose to be happier each day, as much as we can. Its also important to recognize when your not feeling that great. Accept it, embrace it, and nurture yourself. Don’t stress over the fact that things haven’t been great. If you focus on the negative, it attracts more negative. Instead, imagine how good you’ll feel when this time has passed. Imagine yourself doing things that make you happy. Do what you need to everyday to make yourself happy, even small things, like treating yourself to your favourite takeout. Make sure to carve out some specific relax time that makes you happy. If you feel like laying in bed all night, vegging and watching movies, do so! Don’t feel bad for giving in to what you need. Know in your heart that it will pass, and you will feel happy again. It’s all a part of the lessons we are here to learn. And mostly, we are here to learn to love, especially our own selves. It may seem like the tide is coming in on you now, but release what you can in the best way you can, and it will soon be going out again. 

Love (compassion) – In this beautiful image, we see hands reaching toward each other through a heart. The Green field surrounding them is the color of the fourth, or heart, chakra. It’s when we feel love in our heart centre that we not only naturally emit the healing energy of compassion, but we also attract love and compassion. Studies by the Heartmath Institute reveal that the electrical signals from the heart are up to 60 times stronger than the brain, and the magnetic field is as much as 5000 times more powerful. It’s a given that are thinking patterns affect our feelings and, in turn, our reality. What we put out – whether it’s love, fear, empathy, sadness, and so forth – contains an incredible amount of power to shape and influence our reality. When the focus of our attention and intention is love and compassion, we recognize no separation between self and other. All wounds stem from the illusion of separation from Source and all of creation. The route to healing this wound is through cultivating love and compassion for every being on this planet, including yourself. Not a bland standard of unquestioned acceptance, but a heartfelt sense of profound relatedness to whatever you perceive as apart from yourself. True compassion requires not only the feeling of warmth that emanates when you’re in touch with your heart center, but in acts of kindness, even if this simply means being a fully attentive listener. Respect the fact that your heart is a giver (putting out electrical energy) and a receiver (drawing in magnetic energy). These energies are best sensed by attending to the steady flow of your breathing also noticing your heart area. Righteousness, fear, anger, and judgment are some common ways to block your natural desire to love. Forgiveness is not only letting go of judgment, but also seeing through the illusion that you and all-that-is are separate. Look about you and inside of you, and do your best to love whatever you see.

Rain (purification) – No matter whether it’s a light shower or a deluge, rain cleanses and purifies. The moisture that has evaporated from the various bodies of water on the planet and was drawn into the atmosphere now returns to Earth in liquid precipitation in Nature’s vast and comprehensive water recycling program. Depending on when and where the rain falls, it can come as welcome relief or a nuisance. Even the air smells fresh after a good rain. It also brings clean water, which provides needed sustenance for plants, animals and humans. At its most intense, rainstorms arrive as an avalanche of water, often accompanied by great and powerful winds, with considerable flooding and destruction as an unfortunate consequence of Nature’s impersonal balancing act. What is purged makes way for new life to appear. Purifying your mind, body and spirit is the task that is put before you. Purify your mind by releasing inhibiting beliefs, the ones that hold you back from being fully engaged in life and showing up 100% of the time. Purify your heart by allowing yourself to breathe in and out blessings and forgiveness so that you can love more deeply. Let yourself feel grief. Truly feel it, so that the rivers of your tears become miniature baptisms that help heal the wounds in your soul. Detox your body by changing your diet, doing a cleanse, or drinking more water. Increase the water you drink with deep appreciation for its purpose to revitalize your spirit. It is no wonder that water is our “life blood”. It is essential to every form of life on Earth. Take time to purify yourself. 

Ocean – The ebb and flow of Life is never more clearly represented than in the oceans’ movements. The tides of these great bodies of water rise and fall in regular rhythms, and the waves continue to roll to the shores in endless and varied patterns, just as they have been doing for millions of years and will continue to do so for millions more. These tides and waves maintains a relative predictability unless other unforeseeable forces of Nature intervene, which have been known to happen. Hurricanes and earthquakes can effect the characteristics of water movement dramatically. The oceans cover 70% of the Earth, and the human body is composed of approx 70% water. The dynamic gravitational interaction of the sun and moon that moves these massive bodies of water and creates the shifting tides also affects our human bodies in ways we respond to instinctually, often having a great deal more influence over our moods and emotional states than we are aware of. An important art of living is to move with the ebb and flow or your emotions, joining their fluidity but not being captured by it. It’s also not necessary to become obsessed with any particular fluctuation in mood or feeling. They are simply emotions, often activated in ways that are completely beyond understanding. When you neither minimize nor exaggerate the intensity and importance of your emotions, then you have a greater sense of when and how to express them. You have been fighting the ebb and flow of your own feelings. Denying hurt, anger or sorrow – by either attaching yourself to one or the other and nurturing it, or else smoothing over your feelings with more practised responses that deny and hide what is going on beneath the surface of your expression. When you attempt to constrict yourself from experiencing emotions, it is much like trying to stem the tides the grow even more forceful with every attempt humans make to control them. Allow yourself to swim with these variations rather than resisting them. 
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Angel Card Reading – Week of August 2, 2015

 
This weeks cards tell me, as obvious as it sounds, to trust in a higher power, to trust in the Angels, and to trust that we are always being guided through life and lessons. These cards tell us to put our full trust into the messages we hear from our hearts and the guidance we feel. This message continues from last week, where we were told to preservere through the tough times, with faith and trust that better times will come. Trust asks you to keep the faith, that all our struggles have underlying meaning and divine design. As your viewpoint grows and changes, so will the perspectives of the “problems” you have faced in life. It will all become clear when you look back. The troubles that seem overwhelming and unbearable now, will be looked back upon as a minor hitch, a bump in the road. Trust that there is so much more out there for us, including magical experiences. Eventually, you will see how balanced the world has the potential to be. Stay strong through hard times, and believe in yourself. The world needs you much more than you could ever comprehend. Mother Mary comes in to keep encouraging us to move forward. When we go through hard times, she encourages us to view ourselves and others with compassion. Mother Mary reminds us again, that we are all blessings in this world. Archangel Metatron asks us to welcome messages and signs into our life, to remind us of the trust and love we should feel for life and for others. He tells us to watch for the signs and messages, so we can be reminded that we all are perfect no matter what. Call on him to bring you peace in periods of struggle and hard times. It doesn’t have to be some complicated ceremony or special prayer, just a simple thought will do. 

I hope we are getting to the light at the end of the tunnel soon! 

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