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Monthly Moon Lodges--What Are They?

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THE BLOOD LODGE - Excerpt from " Songs of Bleeding " by Spider In ancient times, the women's Bleeding Lodge was a structure set apart from the rest of the community where women would go to dream and communicate with the Ancestors when they were bleeding. Since life follows the cycles of the Earth and the Moon, activities of our Ancient Ancestors also closely followed the cycles of the Earth and Moon. The women all cycled together, ovulating at the full Moon and bleeding at the new Moon. When women started to bleed, they left their homes and families to go to the sacred introspective space of the Bleeding Lodge. The Lodge was honored and respected by the entire community, for the dreams and visions of the bleeding women brought vital survival information such as planting and healing knowledge and guidance on community relations. When there were questions that needed to be answered, the women would go to the Lodge and ask the Ancestors. All questions were always answered by

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on Saturday, 12/04/21--Expansion, New Landscapes and Change!

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The New Moon and Solar Eclipse is in Sagittarius and taking place on Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 2:43 AM. On the west coast, this peak time will be happening during the last minutes of Friday, December 3rd. We here in North America will not see this Eclipse; it will only be visible in Antarctica. A release of the past is needed at this time--perfect energy for this. An assessment is apropos, what worked this year and what didn't?  This Moon is a call to be open to the upcoming changes. The light from the Sun amplifies and reflects the energies of the Moon in this fiery and mutable sign of Sagittarius, so one thing we can be certain of is cosmic CHANGE! Jupiter (think of MORE) is the ruling planet of Sagittarius and it is in the sign of Aquarius right now, so a global outlook is needed when dealing with others or your community. The big topics will be  truth and knowledge-seeking, long-distance travel, expansion of one's belief systems and faith.  Mercury is conjunct this Mo

Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on Friday, 11/19/21--Go Down Deep to Find Your Comfort Zone

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This will be an intense Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse experience--and this is the Full Beaver Moon. Get ready, Taureans and Scorpios, fixed signs--and this will affect you two the most! Tightly wound? Stressed on life? Need to cut loose? This might be the perfect time to do this! Within reason, of course! The Full Moon will peak in the early morning hours for most of us here in the US and the Lunar Eclipse will take place during that time-frame, too. Here on the East Coast, we will be able to see it if we get up early and if there is no cloud cover--at 3:57 AM to be exact. Look to your local media to find out exact times for viewing where you are. NPR says: " NASA  predicts  the eclipse will last over 3 hours and 28 minutes. That would make it the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years, according to the  Holcomb Observatory  at Butler University. " So how can we look at this from the spiritual? Approach this Moon with a sense of wonder and acknowledgement that this power is way

Dark Moon in Scorpio Thursday, 11/4/21--What Work Do You Need to Do With Your Shadow Side?

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Art by Josephine Wall This is sometimes the Dark Moon that many of us are afraid of as it also coincides with the Sun in Scorpio. The Sun sheds it's revealing light on everything, the Moon is about our emotional and inner selves and "going into the deep." Scorpio and it's ruling planet, Pluto (yes, Pluto is still a planet) has always gotten a bad rap and is known as the bad-ass of the Zodiac. It is all about death, destruction, renewal, rebirth and new life--all necessary states of being. This means we have to deal with those things that we keep secret, the wild part of ourselves that we don't want others to see. Scorpio is water and all about emotional balance but with a hot, desert-like kind of steam--and what creates steam? Fire and Water! Scorpions desire water and will search for it, but they also want to thrive in warm spaces and seek those out as well.  Here are some personal questions to ask.  What are those things we don't need anymore that tie into o

Full Moon in Aries Wednesday, 10/20/21--How Do You Control Your Rage and Anger?

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  So, these were such strange days for me, I could not even write about them until now. For those of you that know me, my Sun is in Aries. The Moon in Aries can be questionable and very emotional, almost never auspicious. And I have a weird placement in my 3rd House, my Sun and Mercury conjunct in 14 and 15 degrees of Aries. Eris is close to there somewhere...maybe transiting 10 degrees past that configuration. How can I explain it? I have been full of rage. Especially over what is happening in the world but also on a very profound and personal level and I found it difficult to communicate. As of this writing, Mercury is just coming out of retrograde but we are still in it's shadow for another week or so.  Irritations and agitations regarding what others say about the Full Moon in relation to releasing--this drives me batshit crazy. The Full Moon is for asking, manifesting and making things happen. Releasing is for the Dark Moon Magick and in some respects when the Moon is waning.

New Moon in Libra Wednesday, 10/6/21--How are Your Relationships With Others and With Yourself?

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Collage by Janeva Zentz.    So how are your relationships? Are you giving, not receiving much back? Are you striving to keep your relationships real, engaging, rewarding? Do you think others are reciprocating? Do you feel that you are giving too much? Maybe it is time to sit back and analyze your interactions with others and be honest with yourself. Put pen to paper and write what you are feeling down. What is the key thing in your relationships with family, friends and lovers is BALANCE. Adding Mercury Retrograde in Libra at this same time makes communications between your people awkward, chaotic and sometimes totally misunderstood. We have five other planets retrograde right now but heave a sigh of relief as this will be the last New Moon with all of these backward spinning heavenly bodies. ( Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter). When Mercury goes direct on October 18th, the very next day it will square the Moon. It could cause some rough and rocky arguments, explosive emotio

Mercury Retrograde in Libra from September 27th to October 18th.

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