Posts in Astrology
Nature Mandalas: Magic, Meditation, & Thanksgiving

We are in the midst of a season of gratitude. Not just because of the American holiday of Thanksgiving, but because we have crossed the threshold of Samhain and the final “harvest” and now it’s time to turn inward and reflect on our year; to be grateful for the blessings we have in our lives, the positive things that we have manifested over the past season, and the ways in which we have grown.  Jupiter is in its happy place at this time of year, the constellation Sagittarius, and Jupiter is all about expansion, spiritual growth, and opportunity. We must plant the seeds of the new year in the darkness so that they can germinate during this period of rest and reflection and begin to manifest in spring.  Before we can plant those seeds, we have to assess our own progress and show gratitude.  Gratitude to the universal spirit, to the earth, to our own higher self, to those who have encouraged us this season, to our ancestors, spirit guides, local nature spirits and to the land.

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New Moon in Scorpio Meditation

Tonight’s new moon is in Scorpio and Scorpio represents the darkest time of autumn, when the Earth is about to sink into dormancy, where we journey to the underworld and in doing so shed all the layers of ourself and explore our deepest depths, dying to our former selves and eventually being reborn like the Babylonian myth of the goddess Inanna. Scorpio is the flaming sword that guards the Secrets of the Universe.  Scorpio invites us to be tested and through each test to shed another layer of our ego and open ourselves to Spirit.  

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