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Written By Lisa Stardust

Today’s Supermoon is the biggest and brightest Full Moon of 2019.  A Supermoon occurs when the Moon is in close proximity to the Earth, allowing us to see the Moon in all her glory and feel the effects of the luminary on an intimate  level. This Supermoon is in earthy Virgo, in opposition to the watery Pisces Sun. Emotions run deep, as the Moon’s intense glow exposes secrets, truths, and feelings buried within us all.


Typically, a Virgo Full Moon motivates us to make clear and concise analytical choices. We are also given the opportunity to purge the mind and body of that which is not serving our truest visions. However, today’s luminary is extraordinary because not only is it a Supermoon, but the planetary lineup may make it hard to make concrete decisions. Thus, creating inner turmoil within us all.


The planetary ruler of the Virgo Moon, Mercury, is quite active, making it hard to stay grounded today.. Mercury starts it’s pre-retrograde shadow phase. Our Mercury Retrograde story and theme begins today (two weeks before Mercury Retrograde officially starts on March 5th). Mercury also  aligns with illusive Neptune in the sky, causing confusion, melancholy, and exhaustion to override our thoughts. Neptune adds a slippery and distrustful element to Mercury, heightening paranoias and stresses. Known as “the divine discontent,” Neptune (who is the modern planetary ruler of Pisces)  impairs our judgement, blinding us with mist and fog permeated from the sea. Neptune allows us to believe the best in others, even if they are probably going to let us down. Saturn comes in later in the day, adding practicality to dreamy vibe created by Neptune’s emotional downpour on Mercury, acting to anchor down fantasies. Be careful not to drown in the glamour, mystique, and intrigue of today, as situations and people may be as they seem.


The Supermoon illuminates our fantasies, causing frustrations within us all, as we are unable to see beyond emotion and reality. We may replay communications and interactions in our heads, trying to understand past mistakes. Our minds will play tricks on us today, which is why it’s imperative to stay connected, to not feel lost at sea.  With our imaginations heightened, we can use the energy to create and manifest our visions. Or, we can heal the past by purging our hearts and connecting to others and the self on a deeper level.


Splash into the Supermoon energy by  connecting to the inner rhythms of the body, mind, and spirit through an empowering drum circle. Let the sounds of the drums guide us to an altered state of being, where we can tune inward and heal. Embrace the Pieces Sun and Virgo Moon by chanting along with the community, going to the deepest point of consciousness within, while  claiming down the body and nervous system. Going on a Shamanic journey under today’s Supermoon will not only open up the mind, it will help us all make discerning judgements about situations and relationships, enlightening our minds in the process.


It’s imperative today that we are extra gentle with ourselves and others. Even if confusion and drama persist throughout the day, we must try to keep peace and love ourselves. Remember, we are all doing the best we can. Some days are just easier than others. Today may be challenging, but the universe will protect us all.


*The Full Snow Supermoon in Virgo occurs February 19, 2019 at 7:53AM PST and 10:53AM EST.


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Written by Lisa Stardust

Aphrodite, the ancient Greek Goddess of Love, bestows gifts to us mortals through her wine cup, filled

with sweet nectar, known as a Love Potion. These potions both relax and stir the senses through taste.

Aphrodisiacs are edible remedies to awaken our sensual nature. While there are many aphrodisiacs around the world, we have gathered a few of the most delicious recipes for manifesting some

serious self-love vibes this Valentine’s Day, and they are all very simple to whip-up in your own kitchen!

Enhance a Romance Elixir

Looking to add some sizzle to a current romance? Damiana is an ancient plant used to relax, intensify

desires, and fire up your loins. Simply add a touch of damiana to chai tea (another aromatic aphrodisiac)

to jump-start your libido. The spicy elixir will turn up the heat and open up your sacral chakra by calming

your body. Your shakti will be heightened with a lovely cup of tea. You can also work with fire if you are

so inclined. Smoke damiana mixed with mullein and lavender or rose petals to arouse the senses.

Catch a New Love Potion

Make your own Love Potion No. 9! Forget smoky witchy potions seen on the silver screen. The best

aphrodisiac to bring in a new love are figs. Discovered in the Garden of Eden, figs are considered the first

forbidden fruit. Known as Cleopatra’s favorite food, ingesting figs can lure unsuspecting objects of desire

to you. After all, Cleopatra brought men to their knees, presumably from eating this sensual fruit.

Delight in the succulent sweetness of food this Valentine's Day and catch a new love--by eating some

sexy fruit, perhaps dipped in your rose vanilla honey or vanilla whipped cream!

Self-Love Tonic

Oscar Wilde said, “to love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” This couldn’t be more true,

especially on Valentine’s Day. Instead of focusing your intention on manifesting new love, try to

cultivate a romance with yourself. Treat yourself to a “honeymoon” this holiday, by creating a delicious

jam consisting of crushed rose petals, raw honey, and vanilla bean. Blend these these three delicious

ingredients together in a bowl and let your taste buds inspire self-love. While roses are not an

aphrodisiac per say, they help strengthen and heal the heart chakra, which is powerful and radiates

from our center outward to help us manifest love in all forms. Honey and vanilla are the key elements in

this love potion. Considered the “love drug” of all love drugs, honey arouses the mind and acts as a tonic

to remind us all of the sweetness in life. Good quality honey is recommended for the most luscious

effect. Vanilla is mood enhancer that stimulates the body through soft fragrant senses. This edible

aphrodisiac serves as a road opener to awaken and protect the heart while boosting self esteem.

Remember, the most important romance is the one you have with yourself--try to nurture YOUR heart

and fall back in love with YOURSELF!

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Written by Michael Cardenas

Love Rituals (II)

Use the following process before proceeding with both rituals. Make sure you will not be disturbed and set the mood with sound, lighting, and scent to stimulate your senses and naturally lull yourself into an altered state of consciousness. Prepare your space with a cleansing herb or resin of your choice to clear out the negativity (I used Copal Oro and Palo Santo). Sprinkle blessed water afterwards to seal in the blessings (I used rose water that I pray over). Center yourself, take a deep breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Envision yourself surrounded by light and ask that your protective spirits be with you. Take some time to set your intention before each ritual and feel your way throughout the process. Let it flow. 


Limpia De Flores (cleansing with flowers)

In order to create a sustainable love life we need to create a healthy solid foundation to grow from. Spiritually clearing negative energy connected to past or present relationships with self or others is vital to moving forward in a positive direction and creating new or existing lasting love. We hold love in our heart center when it is pure, but sometimes it can sour and we hold our toxic experiences in our stomach area, so concentrate on the these areas when cleansing yourself. 

You will need: one white candle, pen, paper, white flowers, one glass of ice cubes, sea salt (two cups), coconut oil. 


After creating a sacred space and setting your intention take the glass of ice and add three pinches of salt. Set the glass next to the candle and light the white candle. Sit in a comfortable position and prepare yourself. We are going to extract the poison. Bring your awareness to your breath and begin to reflect on your negative past experiences of toxic love. This can be a difficult process so please take your time and allow your emotions to flow freely being as gentle with yourself as possible. In your minds eye see your emotions spilling out of your stomach area like grey smoke clouds billowing out. Ask your protective spirits to clear this energy. When you feel that process is complete take the pen and paper and write a letter to your past. It isn’t necessary to focus on a specific person, you want to focus more so on the experiences themselves. Where is the pattern? Let the pattern know you are done with it and have learned the lessons it has brought to you. When complete take the flowers and hold them to your heart. Take another deep breathe and sit in silence until you can feel your heart beat through the flowers, synchronizing your energies. 

Begin to gently sweep your entire body from head to toe with the flowers intending that they absorb negativity from your aura and chakra energy centers until you intuitively feel your are complete. Place the flowers on top of the letter and place them both next to the candle and glass of ice. Draw yourself a warm bath with two cups of sea salt and a small amount of coconut oil to clear any remaining astral energy. When complete rinse off and dry yourself as you normally would. Wear something light colored to bed. Let the candle burn out as safely as possible and in the morning flush the melted ice. You can burn the list to ashes and when it has cooled down leave the flowers and the ashes at a crossroads. It is done. 

Covered in honey (Bathing Ritual)

Once you have spiritually cleansed your energy you are ready to sweeten yourself up and call in some love! This can be done to give yourself some love, call in new love, or to improve and existing relationship. In this ritual you are going to worship yourself and anoint yourself in the deliciousness of pure love. 

You will need: one pink candle, a jar of honey (I recommend warming it up in warm water before use), your favorite aroma (perfume, cologne, aroma), champagne (optional if age appropriate) red or pink roses, one goblet, sugar, water, one key. 




After clearing your space and setting your intention take the goblet and add in two spoonfuls of sugar to the water and add the key intending to open up your roads to a healthy love life. Hold the goblet and visualize a bright pink light radiating from within until you can feel the cup pulsate between your hands. At this time you can state your desires out loud. Set this goblet next to your bed. Next take the rest of your supplies and draw yourself a warm bath. If you have decided to use champagne add it into the water now along with your favorite aroma. Light the pink candle and place it somewhere within sight.  Before entering into the tub take the honey and begin to anoint your body beginning with your heart, your lips, your forehead and your pelvic area. As you apply the honey affirm to yourself “ I love you”. Make sure to touch your entire body with a light coat of the honey avoiding your feet. Lick your lips and affirm “I deserve love”. Safely step into the tub but before settling in take the flower petals and sprinkle them onto your body, allowing them to stick to the honey and affirm “I call in lasting love”.  Safely descend into the warm water and allow the honey and roses to melt into it. Begin to wash off the honey and soak in the mixture for 25 minutes or longer. Soak in all of the deliciousness while visualizing yourself receiving your desires. When you feel the process is complete rinse lightly and dry off as you normally would. Wear something light colored to bed. Let the goblet sit next to your bed for 7 days and when complete toss the water onto your front doorstep along with some fresh water. Keep the key as a personal talisman. It is done. 




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Astrology by Lisa Stardust

WITCHTIPS:

This week starts off with a bang! February 13th brings warrior planet Mars and explosive Uranus together, both in the sign of fiery Aries. When these two planets unite, expect sparks to fly. Impulsive decisions and sparky sentiments will create exciting energy. The last time these two planets connected, was nearly two years ago on February 27th, 2017. These two planets align at the anaretic degree of 29 Aries, which will bring unexpected endings to situations and partnerships. Be prepared for the unexpected on the 13th, as it’s certainly an unpredictable day!

Mars enters earthy Taurus on the 14th, making Valentine’s Day extra sensual. Mars in Taurus will bring practicality to all matters, allowing us all to achieve our goals through hard work. Action planet Mars will take a passive stance on matters in Taurus, forcing us to make love not war until March 31st.

The 17th adds romance and lofty visions, as Venus, who is currently transiting in pragmatic Capricorn, softly touches sensitive Neptune, who is in emotional Pisces. This transit brings artistic visions, spirituality, and desires to a high, as both planets tenderly caress each other.

The last day of Aquarius Season brings much planetary action our way. First, the Aquarius Sun and Mars connect on February 18th, heightening passions. Followed by tender Venus and austere Saturn link up in sensible Capricorn, limiting our expressions of love, money, and self-esteem. Healing asteroid Chiron reenters Aries on the 18th, taking us back to April 17th, 2018, when Chiron  first entered Aries. Chiron, known as the “wounded healer, who could not ironically heal himself,” takes on an assertive energy in Aries, forcing us to put our needs first, above others until April 14th, 2027.

The 19th welcomes Pisces Season! As the Sun swims into Pisces, our imaginations and emphatic feelings will take flight, encouraging us to express ourselves sensitively and lovingly. Mercury and illusive Neptune link up, heightening our imaginations. Be forewarned, Mercury and Neptune can both be tricksters, disallowing us to see situations and truths clearly. Don’t overpromise or take others for their word on the 19th. Right after Mercury aligns with Neptune, Saturn anchors down the dreamy energy, allowing us to manifest our desires. Mercury enters its pre retrograde zone on the 19th. Pay attention to the story that starts today, as it will be our Mercury Retrograde story (Mercury Retrograde officially starts March 5th). February 19th also brings a Full Moon. The Supermoon, occurring in Virgo, brings divine wisdom our way. We may be encouraged to embrace our romantic side and mend fences with others under this luminary, as the Supermoon will allow us to feel compassion and selflessness within relationships.



Aries

March 21-April 19


The 13th brings a once in a lifetime aspect (these two planets last connected almost two years ago, however, not at this sensitive degree), when action planet Mars and “Great Awakener” Uranus link up with your Sun 29 degrees. Known as an anaretic degree, the 29th degree of a planet or sign can bring fated endings to projects, situations, and relationships. The 13th promises to bring uncontrollable explosive change to matters, which may not be bad, as long as you embrace growth. Valentine’s Day flips the energy, bringing security your way, when your planetary ruler, Mars enters your second house of esteem, allowing you to feel more balanced. Healing asteroid Chiron realigns with your Sun on the 18th, right before the Supermoon on the 19th, bringing a surge of emotional energy your way, as you purge out things that need to be exterminated from your life. Although it may seem challenging to let go, you will feel free and let loose from the restrictive changes that hold you back by week’s end.



Taurus

April 20-May 20


The 13th brings hidden fears out to play, making you feel as though you do not know who to trust. As Mars and Uranus link up in the clandestine sector of your chart, you are given the chance to squash your anxieties by talking things out with your closest friends. Valentine’s Day brings your power back, when Mars connects with your Sun, allowing you to take charge of your emotions and kick those who do not serve your highest interest to the curb, even if this entails being tougher than usual on the 18th. The Supermoon on February 19th reconnects you to your visions, bringing hope and promise to a chaotic week. Your friends will be a pivotal form of support on the 19th, enabling you to heal your broken heart with their kind words and unconditional love. This week serves to heal. Put up a barrier to shield yourself from negative energy and implement much needed self-care, like a rose filled hot bubble bath on Valentine’s Day to melt away stresses.



Gemini

May 21-June 21


When fiery Mars and erratic Uranus connect in your house of hopes and friendships on the 13th, two things happen: your dreams are able to manifest into reality, and your friendships become testy. You will be able to see who you can rely on and who you cannot, who is taking you for granted and who aids your ideals and visions. Valentine’s Day offers reprieve from the stresses of the 13th, as Mars sneaks into your house of intuition, allowing you to cut out those who you feel are causing you frustrations. The 18th brings an opportunity to heal relationships, as Chiron reenters your house of friendships, allowing you to seek forgiveness and apologize for your wrongdoing. Your planetary ruler, Mercury, and altruistic Neptune link up in the healing sign of Pisces on the 19th, pushing you to mend fences under the Supermoon. While the week starts with big blow-ups amongst your peers, it ends with a deeper understanding and connection between you and your friends.



Cancer

June 22-July 22


Your professional life will take some unexpected turns on the 13th, when Mars and Uranus blow up the career sector of your chart, bringing unique professional opportunities your way. The 14th pushes you to  use your finely tuned networking skills, which will serve to elevate your status, due to Mars’s charismatic charm. The 18th allows you to define loyal partnerships, as loving Venus and responsible Saturn connect in your house of relationships, helping you align with those who will heighten your social status. The downside to this transit, may leave you feeling a tad isolated and restricted, as your recent workhorse tendencies have left you feeling more lonesome than ever. You  will desire more TLC and amorous pleasure from partnerships. The lesson to be learned this week, is to seek balance within all areas of life, in order to achieve greater success in relationships. The Supermoon on the 19th, helps to connect you with like minded people, who offer you reprieve from daily stresses and a spiritual center, as well as offering you company and solace.



Leo

July 23-August 22


The 13th pushes you to seek initiative in implementing dreams. The first step in achieving your goals is to experiment with your visions. Also, stop selling yourself short. Even if things seem bleak, remember, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel which will lead to your aspirations and success. The following day, Mars runs into the career sector of your chart, allowing you to reach new limits and manifest your goals, offering you the determination and faith to believe in yourself. The Sun shifts into the powerhouse sector of your chart on the 19th, allowing you to reach higher goals and plateaus to achieve greater opportunities. The Supermoon on the 19th helps you overcome any obstacles that stand in your way externally and internally, inevitably ridding you of doubt and fear. Shoot for the stars this week, Leo! Always believe in yourself! As long as your inner faith is high, you will be able to  open up endless possibilities in your life.



Virgo

August 23-September 22

Get ready to rumble, Virgo! This week you will have to fight for your beliefs, especially on the 13th, when Mars and Uranus unlock your secret powers. Your self-control and willpower will be tested, as your desire to conquer others and expose injustices is strong on Valentine’s Day. You are drawn to understanding the deeper meaning of life, and asserting your own philosophical beliefs, which may differ with others. The 19th brings lofty visions of love your way. As Mercury and Neptune align in your house of partnerships, the urge to transcend and connect with your beau is strong. Just be forewarned that you may be overly optimistic about your relationship, due to Neptune’s illusive energy, forcing you to see your partner through rose-colored glasses. The Supermoon on the 19th provokes your passions, encouraging you to manifest your Full Moon visions through sex magic. With your personal magic stronger than ever, let your body bring your desires into action on the 19th through the power of orgasms.



Libra

Sept. 23-Oct. 22


The 13th brings major changes to partnerships, as Mars and Uranus push you to express your frustrations within relationships. Conversely, you may experience surprises within relationships, as Uranus brings unforeseen circumstances your way. One thing is for sure, the 13th is an unpredictable day, bringing relationship matters to a head. Although it may feel like others are against you, the reality is that you are asserting your independence within partnerships. Known to be relationship oriented, the 13th is the day you strike against the grain in search of unorthodox and free-spirited activities. Valentine’s Day serves up your passions, as Mars awakens your sexual desires. Perhaps a lovely Himalayan salt bath for two on Valentine’s Day will help clear out anxieties felt on the 13th. The 17th and 18th bring peace and harmony to your domestic life, allowing you to rest and unwind during the Supermoon on February 19th.



Scorpio

Oct. 23-Nov. 21


The 13th brings shakeups to your daily routine. Your head will soon when your planetary ruler, Mars, links up with erratic Uranus, causing unforeseen issues to take center stage at work and with colleagues. Perhaps an irregular sleep schedule has forced you to feel restless and out of sorts, making you feel extra sensitive to the demands of others. Yoga or meditation will help calm your nerves on the 13th, allowing you to feel invigorated by nightfall. Valentine’s Day brings sensual delights your way! Your energies will now be focused on romance, as you are in hot pursuit of love. Be forewarned, you may encounter a passive aggressive partner who will make you an active participant in the game of cat and mouse. The 19th is a  glorious time for romantic and artistic pursuits, as the Sun, Mercury, Neptune, heighten your passions and creativity. The Supermoon, which occurs in the morning of the 19th, aligns you with like-minded friends who support your goals and dreams.



Sagittarius

Nov. 22-Dec. 21


Strange bedfellows may come to your aid on the 13th, when impulsive Mars and provocative Uranus link up in your house of romance and creativity. Watch out for unnecessary drama in love, as both planets can bring their fair share of theatrics to relationships. The desire to create on the 13th will be strong, as artistic barriers and roadblocks will fall down, allowing you to cultivate your artistic visions into reality. The Moon enters the relationship sector of your chart on Valentine’s Day, making you chattier than ever. Known to be independent, you will have the urge to connect deeply with others on Valentine’s Day, even opting to host or partake in a social outing with your loved ones. The 18th serves to boost your self-esteem, however, monetary setbacks may make you feel insecure. Try to elevate your confidence by thinking positively to overcome self-doubt. Facing your fears on the 19th, under the Supermoon, will squash negative thoughts or feelings you may have.



Capricorn

Dec. 22-Jan. 19


You may choose to run away from responsibilities and duties on the 13th, when Mars and Uranus unite. Known to be practical and conservative, you will surprise others with your carefree vibe. Your core beliefs are now changing, giving you the motivation and determination to revolt against the status quo. You are even rebelling against past sentiments and convictions. Allowing yourself to live independently from past constraints will prove to be freeing and liberating. Others may think you are acting unpredictable or uncharacteristically. However, you will find your recent attitude to be emancipating. Valentine’s Day brings sexy romps and flirtations your way, as Mars charges through the romantic sector of your chart. The fun doesn’t stop on the 14th! The 17th allows you to escape through matters of the heart, as Neptune ignites your lusty imagination and visions. The 18th brings you back into reality, when tender Venus and responsible Saturn, your planetary ruler, align with your Sun. The Supermoon brings majestic and inspiring dreams your way, through higher minded ideals.  


Aquarius

Jan. 20-Feb. 18


The 13th brings out different modes of self-expression. You may suddenly feel as though you must take a day off from connecting socially with others, giving your Instagram and phone a break. Valentine’s Day ignites your desire for low-key celebrations of love, as you opt to have an evening at home, rather than out on the town. The 17th forces relationship fears to hold you back from pursing your heart’s desires, as you feel like you may be rejected by others. The 18th brings you closer with your partner, as you both recommit to your relationship. If you are unattached, you may feel a little isolated on the 18th. Try to keep social to avoid feelings of loneliness. Watch a movie, attend a meetup group, make dinner plans with friends, or treat yourself to a solo date on the 18th. If you prefer to stay in, make yourself a lovely bath filled with roses and lovely tunes to alleviate stresses. The Supermoon will give you the power to manifest your dreams, which may include changing your support system.



Pisces

Feb. 19-March 2


The 13th gives you the rare opportunity to monopolize on your dreams. As Mars and Uranus link up, you are granted the once in a lifetime chance to make money off your visions. Valentine’s Day gives you the drive and motivation to research your passion project. Your desire to gain insight and knowledge on how to get steady income from this opportunity will lead you to your peers on the 17th and 18th, who will gladly invest in your vision. Perhaps a Go Fund Me account will serve as an optimal startup to fund and manifest your dreams. The 19th kicks off your Solar Return, bringing an inspiring new year filled of possibilities and happiness your way. The Supermoon allows you to partner up on your project. Make sure you are not being taken for granted and seen as an equal in the partnership.


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Music To Cast Love Spells By

A sensual and seductive playlist curated for The Hoodwitch by Alia Mohamed to get you in the mood for casting love spells, or to simply indulge yourself in a romantic evening of self-care rituals. Whatever your plans are this Valentine's Day, these tracks are sure to get you in the mood for some love and enchantment!  

TRACK LIST

Isaac Hayes - Ike's Rap II 
Parliment - I Misjudged You / Sam Cooke - Lost and Lookin
Roy Ayers - Liquid Love (feat. Sylvia Cox)
Fern Kinney - Baby Let Me Kiss You
Piero Piccioni - Eros
チャクラ - あこがれ
Ann Young & Yuji Ohno Trio - What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
Robert Drasnin - Chant of the Moon
Golden Music Orchestra - African Honeymoon
Orquestra Afro Brasileira - Amor de Escravo
Yma Sumac - Cuncho (Forest Creatures)
Martin Denny - Hypnotique
Andre Tschaskowski - Moonset 2
Dorothy Ashby - Yesterdays
Rabbits & Carrots - Romeo & Julieta
The Ordells - Sippin a Cup Of Coffee
The Webs - It's So Hard to Break a Habit
Isis - Bitter Sweet
Twink - Dawn of Magic
Twink - Fluid
Henry Mancini - Theme for Three

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Written By: Lisa Stardust

 WITCH TIPS:

“Conquer your passions and conquer the world,” is a Hindu proverb that rings true this week. We have the drive to achieve our goals. However, we have to be careful on how we assert our will by choosing carefully how we pursue our passions in the real world.

We kick off our journey with the innovative Aquarius Sun softly connecting with expansive Jupiter on the 7th, insisting us all to reach for the stars. The same day, Mercury (who is wandering in Aquarius) aspects Mars (who is in sparky Aries), energizes our minds by allowing us to run towards the dream that is budding within ourselves.

The 9th is another action oriented day, as Mars squares off with the North Node of Destiny on the 9th, forcing us to attain the unattainable at any cost. The 9th is an emotionally charged day. We must all choose our battles wisely, opting to use the higher energy of the transit which can result in harnessing our inner power and growth. Later in the day, Mercury and Uranus (who is in Aries),  push us to rebel against the norm, and allow us to see situations from a different perspective. Events that occur on the 9th are very fated, and they will shift our perspectives and perceptions, as well as change our lives. 

Mercury enters dreamy Pisces on February 10th, giving communication a psychic spin, as we will now be able to feel without words and understand others energetically. The only downfall, is we may not see situations and people clearly, as Pisces fog may cause miscommunication and misinformation to play tricks on our minds. 

The First Quarter Moon in Taurus on February 12th will allow us all to implement the dreams we manifested during the New Moon (which occurred February 4th) into reality. We are ready to make changes and move in the new direction of our lives this week.

With all the fiery energy in the air, it’s important for us all to practice impulse control. Take a moment to think before confronting others. Think before speaking, in order to avoid disagreements. Most importantly, we must not lack faith in ourselves or others—only offering inspiring words to help the collective attain their dreams.

Action planet Mars  is extremely active this week, in independent Aries. We may feel impatient, provocative, desirous of autonomy (at any cost), and independent minded. This may cause us all to hit the ground running with new innovative ideas, without thinking of the future. The flip side, can conversely result in arguments within relationships as we all want to break free from the constraints that hold us back. If we use the higher vibration of Mars, we can achieve the impossible dream. If we choose the lower energy, it can manifest in power struggles with others.

Ready, set, GO!

Aries

March 21-April 19

You’re now able to see the intimidate possibilities available to you, especially on the 7th and the 9th, as Mars reawakens your innermost passions, pushing you to go after what you want. However, the 9th may bring issues your way, as you will be at an emotional standstill, when you are forced to make a moral choice—one that may not align with your personal beliefs, thereby causing inner frustrations to come to a head. The annoyance comes from the pushback and resistance, which Mars is not accustomed to, thereby causing anxieties to rise. Meditate in a hot Himalayan salt bath to unwind and detox your sacral chakra under the First Quarter Moon. Recharging your batteries will help you repair ego hits caused earlier in the week, as the First Quarter Moon awakens desires from within and serves as a catalyst to change old views.

Taurus

April 20-May 20

This week allows you to reflect inwardly, as you look for answers within yourself to make sense of the past month. During your time of introspection, away from the demands of others, you will spirituality grow and become more attuned to your inner voice and intuition. The 7th starts your inward journey, leading you to resurface emotions buried within on the 9th. Your previously lost dreams and visions re-emerge from your subconscious on the 10th. The First Quarter Moon serves as your monthly personal New Moon (as it aligns with your Sun). You have the opportunity to refresh your spirit by implementing the divine knowledge you’ve unmasked during your recent vision quest. The 12th allows you to clear out the darkness in your subconscious through rapid spiritual progress, allowing you to transform through heartache—making you stronger and more resilient than ever.

Gemini

May 21-June 21

This week allows you to shift the focus from others back on to you. While you have been lost in the collective, trying to find your footing and place, you have lost sight of the most important person—yourself. The road to discovering your most authentic self will force you to stop caring what others think, so stick to your convictions, and serve to boost your self-esteem. Not only will your confidence be salvaged, but you will become a better friend, encouraging  others to revel in their uniqueness. The 7th and 9th both serve as a reminder to honor yourself. You will start to feel the shift on the 10th, when your planetary ruler, Mercury, switches signs, allowing you to feel the change from within. The First Quarter Moon shifts your conscious desires, making your personal development seen on the 13th. Like a caterpillar transforming to a butterfly, you are undergoing a metamorphosis.

Cancer

June 22-July 22

This week brings out your fierce proactive side, as your desire for success is switched on. A lover of safety, your drive for success is motivated by your yearning for security. The 9th motivates you to use your magical skills to help gain power in gaining control over testy situations, allowing you to be the recipient of financial prosperity and professional success on the 13th. The First Quarter Moon serves as a reminder of your goals, as you are able to evoke your dreams, by manifesting them into reality. Your force and toughness will elevate your social standing this week, through vision boarding and meditating on your objectives. By using the law of attraction and positive thinking, you can attain your goals fast. Abundance is on its way, as long as you maintain an optimistic attitude. The world is your oyster—just believe in yourself!

Leo

July 23-August 22

Your eagerness to learn and elevate your mind will lead you towards new insights this week, allowing you to shift your perspectives and beliefs. Mindful mediation will help calm your anxieties, as you are becoming aware of the connection between body and spirit. Learning to heal yourself through mindful meditation will bring you to a higher level of consciousness, ultimately leading to a deeper understanding of yourself.  The First Quarter Moon will reinforce your sense of purpose in the world, allowing you to gain clarity on your visions. The 12th helps you self-actualize, by centering your mind and supporting your strengths. By the end of the week, you will be able to put together a plan, focusing on personal development, enabling you to manifest your dreams.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

Your magical powers are stronger than ever this week, especially on the 7th, 9th, and 13th. With all this extreme magical energy at your fingertips, it’s time to create your own Book of Shadows with your coven (or yourself). Keep track of your progress this week by magical journaling. Not only will journaling help you become more powerful, as you can edit and revise rituals and spells, it will give you deeper insight into yourself. Also, allowing you to connect and bond with your coven as you list recipes, chant lyrics, herbal lists, important astrological dates, and ritual outlines—it will also help you understand where to focus your energies. The First Quarter Moon will revitalize your spirituality and faith within your skills, leading you to new magical heights and capabilities, as your faith in yourself has blossomed and grown, due to your craft.

Libra

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

For the past 7 years, Uranus has been awakening the relationship sector of your chart. Uranus will be switching signs in a month. Don’t get too excited—things will not quiet down in the next 30 days! The 12th is an extremely potent date for you to watch out for. Passions will soar, as you assert yourself and stand up for your beliefs within partnerships. These romantic earthquakes are occurring in order to allow you to see your worth. While you may be off-centered and unbalanced, Mars is pushing you to take action and transform your heart, allowing you to decide who is worth your time, and who is not. Your intuition will be strong on the First Quarter Moon. Trust your gut. Cut the cord on relationships that are not helping you evolve into your higher self.

Scorpio

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Deepak Chopra believes holding on to resentment can cause suffocation, as pain can tear us up on the inside, causing heartaches and anxiety. The only way to move forward is to release grudges and to forgive. As you have recently discovered, forgiveness is hard. It’s not easy to love those who have dishonored us. It’s even harder to forgive ourselves. This week triggers feelings of guilt and remorse—particularly on the 7th and 9th. While you cannot go back in time to change the past, you can transform the way you feel about yourself in the present. On Sunday, Mercury harmoniously slides into the creative sector of your chart, allowing you to harness your feelings into art, by creating beauty from pain. Expressing your emotions through art, dance, music, and drama will mend your heart, allowing you to feel connected and inspired from the depths of your soul.

Sagittarius

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

You certainly do live a life less ordinary, swift archer. Like a bolt out of the blue, this week brings ups and downs to your love life and wallet, mostly due to your unique style of making money and romance. This week brings contradictory actions your way. The 7th permits you to sweet talk your way out of any extreme issues, even making false promises (which at the time may seem true). While your courage is commendable on the 9th and 13th, try to gamble on the minimum to avoid the scourge of losing all you hold dear. Meditate on the Wheel of Fortune tarot card on the First Quarter Moon, as a reminder of change. Nothing lasts forever. Every high is followed by a low, while the wheel of fate keeps turning. Think thoroughly and carefully before you leap.

Capricorn

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Recently, you’ve been longing to find yourself, dear sea-goat, which may be causing you to have a semi-existential crisis. Don’t surrender to the malaise of the daily grind. Try to find your passions this week, no matter how lackluster you may feel. Like an onion, peel back the excess layers and shed old and outdated views on the 7th and 13th. Connect to the past to find yourself on the 12th, which will in return release fears that are holding you back. Be your own best friend this week. Seek meaning and purpose, think about your truest desires, silence your inner critic, and most importantly, be kind to yourself. Don’t only color in the lines, draw all over the page—embrace all of life’s merriments and opportunities. The only way to truly “find yourself,” is to allow yourself to get lost. Take the road less traveled this week, in order to discover your true self.

Aquarius

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

You’re mind is quicksilver this week, leading you towards revolutionary thoughts and ideas. In the past, you may have suffered from inertia around achieving your goals. Now, you are motivated more than ever to put your best foot forward by taking  steps toward building your empire and blossoming your dreams. The First Quarter Moon will rock your world, allowing you to clear out past barriers and insecurities from youth, releasing doubt that has been buried in your subconscious for years.  Use a Road Opener spell on the First Quarter Moon to get rid of obstacles (blocks from within, as well as criticisms from others) to empower yourself to attain your desires. The 12th adds determination and charisma to your mind, pushing you to achieve the unattainable. You will fly full speed ahead, as long as you don’t let anyone or anything hold you back.

Pisces

Feb. 19-March 2

Swimming through life wearing rose colored glasses may have its creative perks. However, it often forces you to not see people and situations clearly. Being the sensitive sea creature that you are, you are able to absorb the sentiments and energy of others—sometimes causing you to feel lost in emotions and confused. This week gives you the strength to energetically detox from the negative vibes of others. The 7th opens your eyes, allowing you to see unhealthy power dynamics in relationships, leading you to take your power back on the 9th and 13th. On Sunday, Mercury connects with your Sun, forcing you to become a lusty siren—a strong person who is in control of their own life. Under the First Quarter Moon on the 12th, light a black candle to detach from the drama, clearing out blockages, and reconnect to your inner spirit while reclaiming your power.

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Today’s New Moon occurs on the “Four Gates of Avataric Descent” (making it one of the four gates that guard the universe) at 15 degrees of Aquarius. The “Avataric Descent” signifies the spark within us, the deepest creative passions we wish to manifest. The four gates are located at 15 degrees of all fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius) and mark the midpoint of each season, also going by the name of the “Cross Quarters” (making today’s New Moon the real date for Imbolc). 


There will be a magical cosmic release during the New Moon, allowing us to see our higher purpose and blossom our truest dreams. It’s time to give our rawest visions to the world, generate goals and attain the impossible. With communicative Mercury and expansive Jupiter setting off the New Moon, we will be motivated to express our desires with the public and take pride in our innovative visions. In addition to manifesting our dreams, today is a potent day to commune with the other side. The gates will be charged up by the New Moon. The Maiden, Mother, and Crone are all in sync, intensified with energy and ready to bring change to our lives. Further, the Sabian Image for today’s luminary is pictured as “Nature Spirits” who “are seen at work in the light of sunset.”  Therefore, making today’s New Moon is a very powerful and potent day for magic. 


With the four gates activated and open, and the New Moon positively supported by lucky Jupiter, it’s a wonderful time to clear out the stagnate energy inside us, allowing us to purge out negativity (even old thought patterns we have for ourselves) that do not serve our highest purpose. Clean out the clutter from within, press reset, allow the mind and spirit to align with the universe, soaking up all the positive cosmic energy brought forth today. 


Let’s grant ourselves the ability to take steps towards exploring our creativity and desires by burning away any shred of doubt we have hidden inside ourselves. Take a piece of paper, write down personal  insecurities and fears—that we wish to change. On another piece of paper, make a list of hopes and dreams—all we want in the future. Fold the list of insecurities eight times (eight is the numerological number of Aquarius), wrap with twine, and set past fears ablaze, extinguishing with a loving cup filled with New Moon water, sparking a new relationship with the self.


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Astrology by Lisa Stardust

WITCH TIPS:

This week kicks off with an inspiring energy from authoritative Saturn, who is currently in pragmatic Capricorn,   and dreamy Neptune, who is splashing around in imaginative Pisces, on January 31st, encouraging our innermost visions to take flight in reality. The following day may cause frustrations to rise from within, as warrior planet Mars, who is roaming in fiery Aries, and evolutionary Pluto, who is transiting through ambitious Capricorn, square off, causing havoc in the stars. When Mars and Pluto collide, we can expect major power struggles to arise in relationships, as the need for control and dominance prevails. On a higher vibration, these two planets can guide us all towards transformation—with momentary annoyances along the way. 


Planet of love and money, Venus, is very busy this week. Before Venus enters Capricorn on the 3rd, she still has some work to do in wild Sagittarius. First, inciting change by softly connecting with Uranus, who is raging in the sign of impulsive Aries, on February 2nd. Then, sharing a frustrating aspect with healing asteroid Chiron, who is in sensitive Pisces, on the 3rd, before switching signs and entering practical Capricorn, allowing us to see our worth both fiscally and romantically. 



Mercury, who is intellectualizing in humane Aquarius, and Jupiter, who is traveling through worldly Sagittarius. meet up in the cosmos on the 3rd, opening our minds and encouraging us to think objectively. Thinking outside the box and using visualization skills will help us continue to manifest the dreams we started to build on January 31st. We will all think about how we can contribute to society on the 3rd, as we join hands, uniting together to implement growth on Earth through social and political endeavors. United we will stand; we are stronger together. 



The week ends with a lovely New Moon on February 4th in humanitarian Aquarius. This New Moon is a wonderful time to connect to a higher power, as it will urge us all to take on a new spiritual stance and embrace philosophical understanding of life. The New Moon is our cosmic wake up call to move in a new direction, away from old views we discarded during the lunar eclipse in January. 



We are evolving at rampant speed this week, detoxing ourselves of negativity by opening our world to new possibilities and hopes, under the Aquarius New Moon! Let’s all fill our chalice up with amethyst infused water to heal the mind, allowing spiritual alignment, clarity, and positivity to manifest in ourselves. Let’s toast to the future! 





Aries 

March 21-April 19


The week starts off with inspiring words from Neptune, allowing you to implement structure into your dreams with a little help from Saturn on the 31st. The 31st is an important day, as you will have the ability to turn these dreams into reality. The following days, February 1st and 2nd, will drive you to break down fantasies bit by bit in order to see the best route into manifesting your vision. While you have the fire underneath your belly to blossom your dreams, add structure and a fine tuned plan to implanting your goals. The New Moon on the 4th will be a catalyst in taking control over your goals, motivating you to get cracking on manifesting your inner desires. Call upon your friends and community to help support your goals, and drop any negative influences or mindsets. You will be surprised how much you can achieve when others believe in your dreams. Not only will they boost you up when you’re down, they will also be of service, allowing you to bounce ideas off of them. The most important thing this week is to believe in yourself, and others will too!





Taurus 

April 20-May 20


The past month has taught you valuable lessons, inspiring you to use recent set backs as the inspiration for your personal renaissance. Starting  with yourself is just the beginning of the journey. The 31st awakens your dreams, giving you willingness to evolve with love, kindness, and grace. The 1st and 2nd heighten your sensitivities, allowing you to use your superpowers for good, through servitude to others. When your planets ruler, Venus enters earthy Capricorn on the 3rd, your mindset will shift, awakening your thirst for universal truths. Pay attention to your dreams under the New Moon occurring  February 4th. Try to keep a dream journal close to your bed, so when you wake up from your slumber on the 5th, you can start to manifest your visions. Your ancestors are guiding you this week. Listen to their wisdom. Also, try to surround yourself with only high vibe energy.  Allow only positivity into your auric field. Be sure to carry Florida Water with you to protect your sparkle and vitality, using it to to wash off excess energy or negativity that comes your way. Don’t let anyone steal your sunshine and sweet vibration this week!



Gemini 

May 21-June 21

Boundaries may be pushed on January 31st and February 1st, as a peer makes a slight jab, crushing your ego. While you may shrug off the issue at first, the 2nd creates a discourse in your mind regarding the situation at hand, allowing you to replay the scenario and reassess the matter. You may even feel emotionally conflicted, as both twins weigh in on the issue causing you to feel ambivalent, leaving you stuck and unable to make a decision either way. One thing is certain, your emotions run deep this week and you feel slightly blindsided by the inappropriate comments from others—especially those you have trusted. Try a simple protection spell this week from those who cause distress and harm, until you decide which avenue you wish to pursue in these friendships and situations. The best way to neutralize and contain the situation is to protect your energy from those who cause harm and great injustices to you. Sprinkle black salt around your space to deflect negativity away from you. Not only will you be able to gain clarity, but you will be free from the blinders and vampirism of the relationship.  





Cancer 

June 22-July 22

January 31st and February 1st will make you crawl up into your cocoon, as power struggles within relationships come to a head—in a very public way. All this stress may cause you to rethink recent personal and professional choices. Instead of crawling under a rock and hiding, use the healing energy of Chiron to help smooth over these difficulties. Open your heart and mind on the 3rd to a new mystical experience, fueled by mental exploration. Create your own personal mantra, aimed to calm down anxieties (which are paralyzing you). You will be surprised how a little TLC can go a long way. Your affirmation will help guide you to a calmer place, filled with peace and tranquility. Close your eyes, repeat your mantra, breathe slowly. After a few moments, you will feel the stress melting away from your body. The goal is to make you less defensive and reactionary, and more proactive in situations not within your control. The New Moon on February 4th will bring your power and control back—as long as you do the work required to attain inner peace.





Leo 

July 23-August 22


The daily pressures of life are causing you to feel extra stressed this week, particularly on February 1st. The 2nd of February adds extra pep to your step, as your amorous feelings are roused, leading you to connect to a new spirit guide or animal on the 3rd, one who will add magical power and protection to your home. Your new addition will add companionship to your life, while bringing you insight and advice. If you currently have a familiar, perhaps you may consider an addition. Connecting deeply to your spirit guides. Call in the guides of highest purpose to help comfort you this week. Use their wisdom on the New Moon to give you insight into your relationships. Their knowledge will allow you to make discerning and wise choices surrounding partnerships. Also, boost your confidence, by lending support through their compassion and kindness. Remember, happiness is a self-fulfilling prophecy. You are what you think— take advice from your spirit guides and familiars, even if it’s unsolicited, as they will help make your thoughts the very best!





Virgo

August 23-September 22


Love has been on your mind this past month. Therefore, it should be no surprise that the 31st and the 1st intensify your lusty desires. Try to calm your impulses down, as your inner frustrations may force you to assert yourself in partnerships, causing drama to manifest as a result. Instead of a verbal power struggle, leading to an argument, take time to listen and reflect on matters. Use your analytical skills to hear the other party out. The upside to this transit, is your witchy radar is on point, and you are in tune with your intuition. You are able to get to the bottom of the situation swiftly, by connecting to the astral plane on the 1st, allowing you both to make-up, rather than break-up on the 3rd. With Mars roaming through your house of the occult and transformation until the 14th of February, you are extra powerful. Be careful not to exploit others, due to your intense charisma on the 2nd and 3rd, when expansive Jupiter triggers old wounds and arguments to reach new heights. Your passions run high this week, so use the energy for good. 



Libra 

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

While you may be seeking peace, love, and, harmony—this week causes internal struggles to produce much unnecessary stress. Your core beliefs are transforming, making you feel more off balance than ever, due to Pluto’s mischievous journey this week. Warrior planet Mars and transformative Pluto are pushing you to evolve the way you view partnerships, which may result in tensions within relationships to come to a head. When these two powerhouse planets collide on February 1st, emotions will go haywire. This will affect the way you relate to others, as the desire to control is strong. Conversely, you may be the recipient of master puppeteering, making your scales feel slighted and tipped. The lesson to be learned this week is to express your feelings as you have them. Do not push your emotions down, as they will always come to a boil, when roused in just the right way. The 2nd schools you on how to communicate effectively, using clarity, empathy, and compassion. You will also learn to let go of fear you may have in speaking your mind. The New Moon on the 4th gives you the confidence to be assertive within relationships and speak your truest, most authentic feelings. 





Scorpio

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

January ends with talk of elevating your artistic dreams on the 31st. Your masterful creativity has peeked in recent weeks, sparking inspiration to take hold of your mind. Your stingers will come out February 1st, when your planetary ruler, Mars, squares off with Pluto. You may act slightly defensive, as a result of innocent jokes pointed your way. Let the naysayers know who’s boss by taking a step away from the argument and not engaging with others who do not understand your visions. The ultimate form of control is to walk away and not respond. The only way to protect your hard exterior from being hurt is to transcend your emotions into art. Channel your frustrations and create a work of beauty on the 3rd. Meditate under the New Moon February 4th and rid yourself of hate, making way for only beauty to reinvigorate your body, mind, and spirit. Not only will you relax your mind—you have the opportunity to honor your deepest passions, which is creation. After all, Scorpio, you are the sign of sex, death, and transformation. Use your inner magic to manifest your deepest passion—creativity. 





Sagittarius 

Nov. 22-Dec. 21



This week gives you a chance to take a new approach to old situations. The 31st sets off a spiritual journey within yourself, forcing you to evaluate your goals. You are pressed to walk a fine line between dreams and reason on the 1st, when Mars and Pluto fight in the cosmos, followed by Mars exciting your planetary ruler, Jupiter on the 2nd. All of this intense action would have made the younger, less  astute version of yourself run for the hills and hide. But, you’re transforming, lovely archer! Instead of avoiding problems, or taking out your arrows, you choose to talk about your concerns in a calm matter on the 3rd. Your sparky and fiery nature is still hot to the touch, however, with a softer edge due to the New Moon. Your new method in communicating and expressing your innermost wishes will not only shock the world, but also have a surprising affect on the way you feel about yourself. This week, your heart will race, not due to arguments, due to the goodness and calmness you feel on the inside. 





Capricorn 

Dec. 22-Jan. 19



The recent celestial energy has brought major change your way—both good and bad. You may be in an emotional slump, feeling unseen by others under the moody blue skies of Winter. Don’t despair, fair sea-goat! Gaining confidence is a life long journey. The 31st of January gives you a chance to see the beautiful inner dimensions of your soul. However, the next two days may force you to squash inner demons and negative thoughts you have of yourself. The 1st and 2nd of February bring you face to face with your fears. While your phobias may get in your face, you can slay them by using the power you have within yourself. Venus cures heart-rending views of self on the 3rd. As enchanting and tender Venus link up with your Sun this week, you are able to build your self-esteem. Use the positive vibes brought your way to transform your life. Under the New Moon, you will see your beauty shine—on the inside and outside. After  all dear Capricorn, you are heavenly and delightfully alluring. It’s time you take notice!





Aquarius

Jan. 20-Feb. 18



As the New Moon graces your Sun on the 4th of February, you are given a rare cosmic gift—the chance to hit reset on the week’s frustrations. February 1st brings former insecurities out of the depths of your subconscious, causing you to question yourself and abilities. You may project such issues on to others, as a result of your own frustrations. The 3rd brings an opportunity to mend your soul, as healing asteroid Chiron inspires you to take a leap of faith and believe in yourself. Your once empty cup, is now filled with the greatest love of all—self love. Although, your peers may challenge and test your patience on the 3rd, you won’t let them bring you down. Your newly revived sense of self won’t allow you to submit to the whims and anxieties of others. You will raise your cup high and praise yourself, then fly away on the 3rd, into your den of inner indulgences, gracing yourself with extra self-care and love. The New Moon will help you ignite the passion and fire burning within yourself, forcing your visions and confidence to be set free, revising your faith in yourself. Even if others do not believe in you, at least you believe in you. That’s all that matters. 





Pisces

Feb. 19-March 2



This week will leave you feeling like a fish out of water, causing you to withdraw from external forces and into your fantasy world. January 31st and February 1st open your dreamy eyes to reality, forcing you to see others for who they truly are. The stern attitude of the collective may feel austere and critical, not warranting your energy or engagement. Simply put, you realize this week that you deserve better. You would rather swim away and enjoy your magical world than deal with those who aim to wound. While you may find the parallel universe you swim in enchanting, the 3rd anchors you into reality. The New Moon gives you extra time to heal and focus on yourself, as you review and plot your next steps. Even though you may be out of the grid for the days following the New Moon, your time in hibernation is well spent assessing and processing your emotions. This week’s journey ends with you releasing yourself from holding in past hurts, allowing you to heal your heart and spirit.

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Which goddess or goddess archetype do you identify with and why?

The primordial goddess archetype I relate to is Maha  Kali, the Dark mother from the Hindu scriptures.  Her guidance has been prevalent in my life since adolescence, and now as I grow into myself,” wiser and older”,  her energy is undeniable. I was drawn to her darkness because it was something I recognized in myself, there was a huge comfort in knowing I was allowed to be my primal self , to explore my inner workings with no shame, fear or ego attached . I am in every sense, balance and imbalanced, allowed to just BE.  As a devotee of Kali I bare witness to her passionate maternal love, her protection and knowledge.  she’s allowed me the opportunity of awareness, and true liberation of “I AM”. I could never put into words what her energy has poured and nourished in my soul.


How do you get in touch with/unleash your inner goddess?

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There are a few ways I honor my primordial energy . Sometimes it's as simple as giving thanks  to the sacred elements around me, to the water- our first medicine, to the sacred fire, to the vitality of the air and grounding myself through the earth. I also unleash my primordial energy through my own ritual practice of bloodletting and flesh suspension. These are ancient practices still happening today with spiritual intention. I honor myself in a way where I am more than my physical vessel, spirit over flesh. Suspension for me has and always will be a form of prayer, a form of spiritual transcendence , an offering . It’s a safe space for my minds eye and has taught me what the physical realm cannot. Beyond the mundane perspective of blood and pain, flesh suspension and bloodletting has become a form of healing and honing in on my own individual ancestral power.

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What is your goddess  superpower?


My  primordial superpower is transmutation. Transmutation is  the act / process of change.  Change is constant, and infinite . On this transmutation journey, I’ve been blessed with teachers, the old serpent, the sacred snake. They have taught me to go into the primal source of my being, to honor the process of progression as well as regression. They have taught me to accept destruction as I would accept creation. As I observe the sacred snake in their transmutation (shedding) period before, during and after, I realize our transmutation periods are not much different. It can be smooth, or it can be painful, but the end result is always a generative release, a rebirth of sorts. There is a quote by DH Lawrence, “ sometimes snakes can’t slough, they can’t burst their old skin. Then they go sick and die inside the old skin and nobody ever sees the new pattern”- this in the most simplistic way is what staying in stagnation is for people that do not allow the flow of life, that do not endure change but rather repress it and remain under a umbrella of familiarity. When you repress your ability to transmute you also repress your ability to heal.

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What are some important words of wisdom that you’d like to share with other goddesses out there?

Some sentiment and knowledge I’d like to share come from personal experience and the need to examine myself in situations that have proven stagnant and forced me to hold space for self-reflection and change.

Do not be fearful of uncertainty because familiarity will not save you.

-Before I applied this to myself, I often found myself repeating cycles that not only harmed myself but people around me, which is toxic in itself. I held on to people and situations that no longer served me for the sheer fact of familiarity. Let go of things that no longer serve you and hinder your growth.

Do not apologize for creating and upholding your boundaries.

-This is something I’ve been practicing for myself, because for a long time I could not recognize my own boundaries and it stirred up a lot go anger in myself when my boundaries were encroached on. I let this anger fester and boil inside of me until I broke down. This was a natural occurrence for me until it was not , with being aware of and upholding my boundaries I’ve been able to challenge myself and remain present. 

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Astrology by Lisa stardust

Congratulations! We all survived the first two eclipses of 2019! Give yourself a big hug!

Last week, week we uncovered personal truths and moved towards our heart’s desires. This week, we are wrapping up the eclipse energy as we move toward inner enlightenment.

Mercury is extremely active this week, bringing insight to our post eclipse lives. Mercury ends it’s tour in Capricorn by aspecting Uranus (who is in rambunctious Aries) and healing asteroid Chiron (who is currently swimming through the transcendent waves of Pisces) on January 23rd. We are given the chance on the 23rd to take a new look at past wounds by changing how we handle and cope with emotional upsets. The old methods of dealing with issues may prove to be outdated, or out of touch with our new mindset. Holistic and alternative healing will become more important to us than ever, as Mercury and Uranus are forcing us to expand our minds, while Chiron encourages us to believe in a supernatural power. Our relationship with occult studies may prove to be stronger than ever, as we look for spells and enchantments to help us navigate through life. Mercury shifts into airy Aquarius on the 24th, forcing us to use reason and logic to asses information. Also, allowing us to see situations from an outside, and somewhat detached perspective, which will bring clarity and understanding to all communications. The Sun and Mercury connect in humanitarian Aquarius on the 29th, making the last days of January the most discerning and perceptive time of the month. The blinders will be off our eyes and we will be able to see situation, circumstances, and people clearly.

The week climaxes when action planet Mars (who is traveling through fiery Aries) softly connects with expansive Jupiter (who is roaming around in righteous Sagittarius). When these planets collide, expect sparks to fly. Be careful with your words on the 25th—Jupiter can make Mars more argumentative. The flip side to this transit, is that we all may feel inspired to be creative and move forward with our impending plans.

The 27th brings the Last Quarter Moon in transformative Scorpio, ending eclipse season. Under the Last Quarter Moon, we will be asked to shed baggage holding us back as we move on to our new amazing selves—stronger and more powerful than ever.



Aries

March 21-April 19

Arguments and frustrations on work projects may cause rifts with others on the 23rd. Uranus, who is galvanizing along your Sun, squares off with Mercury on the 23rd, giving you the energy to fight for your professional goals. Your agenda may be aimed towards winning over the public, but before you confront any battles over social media, take a few deep breaths and try to find a quieter way to resolve the matter. While patience may be hard to come by at first, healing asteroid Chiron swoops in later that day, providing support in your quest to calm down. Meditate with an amethyst crystal to help center yourself on the 23rd, to make yourself invincible from negativity and stress. The 24th and 29th are both easier days, as Mercury creates an opportunity to mend fences, gain clarity into the minds of others, and loosen up inner tensions. With all this Mercurial action causing your head to overthink, you may over analyze situations and relationships. Friday gives you a chance to “do the right thing,” enabling you to get your noble priorities together—if you choose to use truthful Jupiter to it's highest vibration.



Taurus

April 20-May 20

This week others may see you as a Bull sitting pretty in the heather observing others, though you are secretly strategizing your next moves. Like a game of chess, this week calls for you to meditate on how to achieve future goals. This will be especially true on the 23rd, when Mercury and Uranus force you to access your subconscious desires, making you hungry for psychological insights (both personally and from others). The 23rd also brings emotional breakthroughs, due to healing asteroid Chiron’s loving hands. You may see the parts of yourself that you want to augment and change on the 25th, as Mars and Jupiter challenge you to access your inner power and transform your world. This may require a vow of silence from outside influences on your part, as your personal magic is strong, giving you the ability to understand yourself from the inside out. Once you have reached this heightened state, you may feel drawn to impart your new knowledge onto others on the 29th. Utilizing your insights will not only motivate yourself, but also those around you to evolve. Use your brooding intensity to your advantage this week, and make it your mission to be the strongest Bull on the block.



Gemini

May 21-June 21

When your planetary ruler (Mercury), squares off with Uranus on the 23rd, you are given the unique chance to see through superficialities within relationships. This will allow you to decide what friendships are working and which ones are not. Mercury is helping you to see the ulterior motives of others, which may result in letting go of situations and people not serving your highest purpose. This past eclipse exposed truths for you, and now you are deciding how to implement the knowledge you have recently gained. Mercury enters the house of justice in your chart on the 24th, asking you to judge situations and people to your maximum capabilities. This train will keep running as you decide who your truest ride or die friends are on the 25th. While all of this may be overwhelming and scary, it's also essential for your personal growth. Icing people out isn’t normally your vibe, however, in order to evolve you need to let go of those who aren’t elevating your spirit and mind. Your psychic senses are strong on January 27th, making it a good time to take flight on the astral plane. Draw a circle in the air with your finger for protection, then use your personal magic and strength to peer into the deepest parts of yourself and others.



Cancer

June 22-July 22

It’s been a hard month for you, dear crab. This week is a little calmer. However, it does have its ups and downs. The 23rd is a bit turbulent, as inquisitive Mercury and rebellious Uranus clash- potentially bruising your ego in the process. Your sense of security may cause inner anxieties to surface, while issues within private matters are revealed, shifting your perspective and rocking your world. While you may want to hide away in your cocoon, this week is calling for you to stand up and fight back. Your inner strength could be tested on the 24th and 29th. You have the tenacity and endurance to stand up against those who want to tear you down. You're likely to emerge victorious on the 25th, as long as you are fighting fairly and for a good cause. You are known to be the toughest and most resilient sign of the zodiac, and have a natural ability to see through darkness. Don’t give up on yourself! Embrace your strength and stand up against those who aim to bring you down. Your bravery, humility, and kindness will help you to channel the energy of the collective and of yourself.



Leo

July 23-August 22

Recently, your day-to-day routine has left you feeling a little drab and less regal than ever. While you may feel as though your feral power is fading, this week stirs up your daily grind, giving you the motivation to explore uncharted territory. You may even decide to roar your heart out with a throat chakra meditation! Regardless of what avenue you choose, on the 23rd, be kind to your rebellious mind and commit to the untraditional. On the 25th rid yourself of the predictable while you revolt against societal norms and purge yourself of outdated spiritual dogma, in place of mindfulness. The Last Quarter Moon on the 27th emphasizes your desire to blossom and transform your personal beliefs, while the 29th allows you to impart your newly found wisdom onto others. By the end of this journey you'll be a spiritual guru to those in your social sphere. Use your newly found sagacity to share cosmic truths this week and penetrate the world with your brilliance.



Virgo

August 23-September 22

The 23rd allows you to express your freedom, particularly through your sexuality. Sexual taboos may be discussed, allowing others to see your lesser seen edgier side. While this may be alarming to those who do not know you well, even downright shocking, you will feel free and seen. As your planetary ruler, Mercury, aspects eye opening Uranus, followed by healing asteroid Chiron on the 23rd, this open ended conversation pertaining to your sexual fantasies will help to bridge the gap in your relationship, bringing you closer than ever, or allow you to understand why a past romance did not work out. Regardless, the 24th helps you realize the importance of owning your sexual power and inclinations, rather than punishing yourself. While the 29th shows you how to implement your fetishes into reality. It also gives  you the chance to see how healthy it is to be open with yourself and others. The 25th is a great day to implement sex magic into your life, using the power of your orgasms to manifest your dreams.

You may even find yourself exposing more than your sexual desires this week, rather, your inner taboos. The part of you which has been silent all these years is screaming to be heard. Use the Last Quarter Moon to revel against the norm and take a walk on the wild side by discussing your innermost cravings.



Libra

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

The 23rd brings your imagination to life, which may cause turbulence in partnerships, due to Mercury’s and Uranus’s cosmic collision in the sky. Mundane daily activities may have recently made you feel bored, causing minor enthusiasm within yourself. When Mercury and Uranus square off on the 23rd, followed by Chiron’s soft energy grazing Mercury, the desire to manifest your daydreams into reality takes hold of your mind, causing you to implement fantasy into your daily routine and relationships. This may start off as small indulgences for you, and your partner. Conversely, manifest as you gaining clarity on the dynamic of your relationship. Be forewarned—Mercury and Uranus can add electricity and passions to relationships, which may get too hot for you both to handle. When the energy reaches a feverish high, try to take a moment to cool down. The 24th lets you bring these passions to the canvas or stage, as others may try to comment on your personal affairs on the 25th. The Last Quarter Moon is high time to assert your beliefs. Whether or not you choose to wake up from the dream is your choice. Just be clear with your boundaries this week.

Scorpio

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

The 23rd forces you to take a deeper look at how you spend your energy. You may realize that you give too much of your time to people and situations which do not reciprocate your enthusiasm. These energy vampires take and drain your energy by latching on and feeding off of you. This results in feeling overwhelmed and exhausted in your personal life, as these individuals take up too much space in your mind. Take action on the 25th, to help rid yourself of such toxicity is to protect yourself. Instead of listening to these energy drainers ramble on and on about their problems, cut them off and step away from the conversation with grace. Set the boundary with kindness by explaining your limits in a proactive manner under the Last Quarter Moon January 27th. Use positive words to help others understand your feelings. If that doesn’t work, try visualizing an invisible energy field separating yourself from them, protecting you from their negativity. All of this may be challenging. However, essential to your happiness. Remember, you deserve to live  your best life—even if that means cutting the cord temporarily on unhealthy relationships.



Sagittarius

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

This week calls for you to be more in the moment and embrace all the jovialities life has to offer. Even though your bank account may force you to spend conservatively this week, especially on the 23rd. With Mars and Uranus firing up your house of joy, while Jupiter galvanizes on your Sun, you are inspired more than ever to throw caution to the wind, allowing yourself to experience life without worries on the 23rd and 25th. The only foreseeable issue arises during the Last Quarter Moon, when you decide to openly discuss your secrets and wounds with others. You may become defensive, opting to sling your arrows instead of communicating your truest feelings. Instead of shooting straight for the heart and hurting others with quips, work on healing your throat chakra on the 27th and 29th. Make a necklace with blue stones such as blue apatite, lapis lazuli (blue lapis), or turquoise to wear on your neck with the incentive cleansing and rebalancing your throat chakra, which will allow you to speak your truth and heal your spirit to live and communicate authentically.



Capricorn

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

This week calls for you to take time out of the spotlight and focus on yourself and heritage. The 23rd gives brings you the opportunity to reconnect with your roots and family, which will serve for you to heal your past. Connect to your lineage by understanding your familial line. Ancestral magic will serve as the key focus will provide protection, guidance, and inspiration to you this week. If you do not have an ancestor altar, it’s the perfect time to create one. Conversely, if you do, it’s time to revamp the altar with some minor tweaking. Everyday, bring a fresh cup of water (or champagne, wine, or liquor, depending on what the spirits prefer) and present them with presents. Feed your spirits by bringing your ancestors gifts such as flowers, food they like, and trinkets of your affection. Talk to them, tell them your hopes and fears, let them guide you and help you reconcile these issues within yourself. Honor them with meals, and allow them to feel the love you carry for them everyday. This will elevate you towards a clearer psychic vibration on the 25th, as well as offering clarity and helpfulness in implanting your visions into reality under the Last Quarter Moon.



Aquarius

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Inn anxieties may bring you down on the 23rd, as Mercury and Uranus shed light on your clandestine life. Healing asteroid Chiron swoops in, filling your loving cup with positive reinforcement, even though you feel blue from the chatter surrounding you. Use Chiron to heal your self-esteem on the 23rd. This entails changing mistaken personal beliefs you feel about yourself. Changing one’s mindset is a long term process. However, you can start to implement positive life changing and altering beliefs daily, by leaving notes of encouragement for yourself. Also, by practicing daily self-care. Knowing when to take time to yourself is essential, especially this week when past wounds and hurts come out, making you feel insecure. A Himalayan salt bath will help soak away emotional upsets, even serving to calm your nerves. No matter what issues are thrown your way this week, don’t surrender to negative thinking. Always remember  you are amazing and wonderful! Your cup may feel empty, but, you can fill it up with positivity on the 24th when Mercury connects with your Sun on the giving you the strength to stand in your power, leading you strongly into the Last Quarter Moon.



Pisces

Feb. 19-March 2

The 23rd will make you feel like a fish out of water, as you are forced to safeguard yourself to others. Your peers may criticize your lifestyle and choices, opening up childhood wounds, which may cause you to go into hiding on the 24th. Normally, you would choose to swim away from the judgements others impose on you. However, the 25th encourages you to school the haters, by letting them see that your divine spirit and happiness does not rest on their false assessments of you. Once the world sees the dynamism and sparkle that exists in your private life, they will feel foolish for their austere comments. The Last Quarter Moon shifts your energy and has you swimming upstream. You end the week feeling self assured and powerful. Honor yourself this week. Reclaim your position on the mystical throne, lovely sea witch. After all, you deserve it!


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