Out with the old, in with the new! Just as Venus retrograde stations direct today, Mercury retrograde begins. But before you panic or sigh with disappointment, this cosmic opportunity is actually going to be super helpful. Hear me out.
When you think of your home, what comes to mind? Your home is a living, breathing energetic being. Think about it — it holds some of your best and worst memories, your dreams you have there, your laughter, your tears, your meals, and the more you tend to it, the more alive it becomes.
When was the last time you felt beautifully bewildered by the moon? The moon brings out the most ancient, primal remembrances in us all. She shows us an important message — that we are nature, in constant cycles, and supported. She directly impacts nature, turning the tides of the ocean, influencing the earth's fertile soil, and affecting human and animal's physiology. When we become in tune with the moon, you embrace your wildest self.
This month is a cosmic dream, filled with fire fueled expansion and etheric creativity. We have an extraordinarily helpful Mercury retrograde (yes, you read that right) that will help you heal up and settle down as planets go direct, the moon is dancing this month to take you deep then expand and get curious. Here’s to finding your flow this month, going deep then bursting out the way you have always needed and wanted to. Are you ready? Mark your calendars!
November is a time of celebration, of readying yourself for the holidays, and of harvest in all facets of life. For some, this time is comfortable, cozy, and intimate. For others, it is hard to face relatives and family. This is a time to find what relationships you want to go deep into, and it is not always your family, but of the ones you chose as family.
The moon is powerful. She is healing, nurturing, and intuitive. The moon is about vulnerability. You are more vulnerable at night, more in tune with your emotions and your shadows, and the moon tends to bring out the hurt and emotions you have tried to suppress. Honor that force. As the nights become longer and longer, expose the wounds that need to be tended to, and allow this force to guide you to a place of healing. This guide can help you get in tune with the moon to soothe your soul. Read for your sun, moon, and rising if you know them. Are you ready to heal with her?
Have you heard of the saying - So, what's next? You heal. You grow. And you help others. I took this to heart. I knew that I needed to do my part and create art that people could identify with. One year later Worn Intentions was born - a company where I design and hand make gemstone jewelry. Creating has kept me sane, it healed me but more importantly, it allows me to connect with other souls though their own hardships
Sweet and revered Halloween, a time of sweet treats and sneaky tricks. There is a deeper history to Halloween than you might realize. The last week of October is when the veil is at its thinnest throughout history. The veil is the line between this earthly realm and the spirit realm. The ancient celts called this time Samhain (pronounced sow-win), The Mexican tradition calls it Día de Muertos, and it eventually became All Saints Day with the rise of Christianity.
Do you feel that? The nights are getting longer, and the moon is calling us to come home and heal. Your day is done, the night has fallen, things get more quiet, more contemplative, and you can take a deep, cleansing breath.
I’m sitting here, bags packed, preparing for my journey to Ashland, Oregon to begin a one on one apprenticeship with a priestess. Excitement is flowing, nerves are flowing, and a sense of readiness is present in my heart.
This full moon provides a much needed release from this month’s intense Scorpio energy. Many planets are in this deep water sign, and just yesterday, the sun entered as well, marking the beginning of Scorpio’s season.
It was a Monday night and as I walked into my house my phone rang. My best friend was on the other end crying. She had just experienced a painful breakup, and almost instinctually I told her I was on my way. My intention was to support her through this painful process, but on my way to her house I wondered, is there a right way to support someone in need?
We’re almost done with Libra season and we’re entering Scorpio’s season, the time when deep transformation and rebirth are called in. This time is about shedding — look at the trees outside transforming and letting their excess shed. We are nature, and we are following suit. The winds of change are here and I say let them carry you away.
Happy new moon — a time where manifestation is high. The Earth’s soil is more fertile during a new moon, and the seeds you plant are more likely to flourish. The same idea applies to setting intentions. New moons are about embracing your magnetism. It’s a time to reset, redo, plant, ask, pray, and attract what you want to you. Typically, the new moon is about going inward to get clear on the goals and intentions you want to set. And this new moon in Libra is a particularly potent time to understand what you want and how you want to get there.
Look around — most media is telling us that co-dependent love is the way to go. The phrases “you complete me” or “my other half” are somehow normalized. In most movies and songs you hear of people being “saved” by love, or they bond over shared wounds instead of a powerful connection.
When you think of October, leaves changing, seasons shifting, and days transforming into longer nights flash through the mind. Nature is giving strong messages right now — are you listening? It’s time to go inward and be reborn. October has always been known for its transformative, deep, dark, magical nature. Even the most mundane activities seem to have a flare of magic to it. This month, as Scorpio season begins, be one with nature. Get comfortable with being in the dark, the night, the unknown, the wombspace where you will be reborn.
A force is present in you. Can you feel your eyes turning red? The need for control is calling, assume the position. Tap into your system, you can run through mazes with precision.
It is October and the card is THE EMPEROR. The fourth card of the Major Arcana. Now is the time to set things in motion- but with logic, reason and confidence. Reign in your personal power and use it to guide with stable mind. I am picturing big strong hands, the color burgundy and a blueprint for a house. Was there one person in your life that could really drive the point home? Who could command and give you good advice to run with? If so, close your eyes and feel the energy of that person- they have innate Emperor tendencies. Connecting these strong Tarot archetypes to real people in your life help you to feel the impact of the card in a more personal way. There are times in life when a solid plan is needed. When you know you need to pick up the slack, and figure out a way from point A to point B, right?
I connected with Kelsea brown on Instagram and was blown away not only by her artwork, but by her mission in life. She is filled with magic and purpose and healing and creation. She has inspired me deeply and here she shares a bit about herself to inspire you too!
Here is a meditation you can do as much as you’d like during the month of October.
Breathe deep. Do you feel that? The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground, the air is turning crisp, the nights are becoming longer than the days, and you are left in the midst of all this transformation. October is the month of powerful change, deep transformative magic, and this month in particular it is amplified by many planets dancing in Scorpio energy, strongly aiding in this personal change toward empowerment and betterment. Immerse yourself deeply into your inner workings, ask— how am I ready to transform?
There are many ways to celebrate the arrival of fall — Halloween movies, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything to name a few. However, there is something extra powerful and comforting about the scents of fall.
There is magic is afoot, and I say we get as sensory as possible to welcome in all the good autumn juju that can enhance our magic and good feelings. I have crafted these essential oil blends to welcome in the winds of change and to embrace every ounce of fall coziness. Embrace these synergies to inspire nostalgia, comfort, relaxation, and enchantment.
I am moving. A wise woman once told me that moving is the third most stressful experience of life, right behind a death and losing a job. It doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, but uprooting a space I’ve cultivated and getting used to a new one really has me stressed. So, naturally, I began to think of the magic in this. Whenever I’m uncomfortable, that means something is brewing, power is stirring, magic is afoot…
Happy harvest moon, my sweet loves. The harvest moon is the moon in September, lovingly named by Native Americans.
This full moon is in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, the warrior… and the baby. While Aries is fierce and strong, they also have the tendency to be very focused on the self. This can lead to impulsive emotional reactions if we don’t take notes from the Sun in Libra and channel some diplomacy.
Own this fiery, Aries moon by focusing on you and reflecting on all things that hold you back. The full moon marks the ending of a cycle. It is about shedding, clearing, and making room for the new things you wish to replace. With Mabon happening just a few days before, and having the sun in Libra, shedding and finding balance is at the forefront. Mars and Uranus have your back to help you embody that Aries fearlessness to look at your fears, insecurities, and wounds. Start tonight by asking yourself — what do I truly want? And take a good hard look at the fear that is standing in your way.
This past week was the Priestess Convergence at the Goddess Temple where I serve. This is my fifth time sitting at my computer trying to put into words what I experienced. And nothing. I can’t get it out on paper. Whenever I’ve had a mystical, magical experience — I can’t put it in words. It seems to lose power for me. This isn’t a unique experience. Many faiths and traditions would translate their experiences into art rather than words. They let their divine experience flow through them abstractly, in code.
The Earth outside is shifting, and so seem to be our hearts, minds, and spirits. All of nature is going inward, and a period of change is happening. Welcome to Autumn. The ancients used to honor this powerful time. It was a way of being one with nature and feeling the support around you to continue your own self-growth. And sometimes growth means shedding that which does not serve you. Sometimes a death needs to happen. So starts the beginning of that process.
I am a libra rising, my Mars is in Leo in my 11th house, and sitting right next to that is my Chiron sitting pretty. What does that mean? Well, I love attention. And I care way too much about what others think of me.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by intrusive thoughts of how you’re perceived. It may not be what everyone thinks about you, but what about your loved ones? Or people you admire? Or it could be Joe and Sally up the street. Or your mom. Or your colleagues. Or random trolls on the internet who somehow know how to grab ya by the throat with their words.
They're everywhere — department stores, spiritual bookshops, in jewelry, and in the media. We're talking crystals, and with the recent boom of popularity with these earthly gems, the idea behind them seems to have gotten a little lost. What are they used for? Do you need to cleanse them? Which crystal means what?
New moon, new energy — with a focus on your relationship with organization, responsibility, self-care, and steadfastness. Today, we also have Venus, the planet of love, entering the impassioned sign of Scorpio before it goes retrograde next month. You may already be feeling the wonky energy of the love planet, and paired with passionate, deep, and mysterious Scorpio— one on one love is at the forefront of the mind, and love may be very, very intense.
I am sitting at my desk in my magic room staring at a vision board I made last year in August. I have manifestation on my mind— did this board actually help make my wishes come true? There’s such a strange idea behind manifestation sometimes — like if you don’t get what you want then you don’t want it enough, your background or struggles don’t seem to be taken into account, or you’re not saying the right words or using the right tools. The misunderstanding of manifestation also shows in what these guides seem to show you how to get — money, success, romantic love. Have you done the self-work to fully receive it? What in your world makes you think you don’t already have it? Who’s standards of success, love, and romance are you basing this off of? Is what you are “manifesting” really what you want, or what you think you ought to have?
I’ve been nonstop reflecting on the word “enough.” We have all this cosmic energy telling us it’s time to do — to clean up, to set out, to go. Our society also teaches us to do, and to do constantly. Even our self-care seems like another thing to add to the schedule. Is anyone else tired?