Well, we have reached the last month of the calendar year and it has been a very energetically active year to say the least. As we move forward, take time to reflect on the lessons of 2023 and how much you grew, learned, changed and expanded. As we move towards closing out 2023 and enter some more transformative energies, remember things are happening for you in order for your alignment. This year has seen some of the most transformative energies through Solar winds, CME’s (coronal mass ejections), Solar storms, Schumann Resonance M flare, light energy flooding the planet, planetary alignments, eclipses and so much more. This has been a clearing, not just emotional but also physical, time for all of us whether people are aware of not, it's been happening to every being. The energies around our planet have been high vibrational (aka Love wave/love energy/white light energy/golden waves) which have had us feeling a roller coaster of emotions. Many have moved around in bliss and then feelings of sadness to anger, being easily triggered, physical reactions (flu like symptoms, headaches, skin irritations, issues with our reproductive systems, joint issues, extreme fatigue, eye issues, hair loss and many many more), intense intrusive thoughts and emotions and so much more. We have endured a lot of extremely high influx energies and for all of us it has created an emotional and physical clearing; a spiritual death and rebirth. We have literally birthed a higher version of ourselves (at least the majority of humans have), as every experience, situation, person, place and thing, has come to assist our ascension in order to align with the highest vibration of yourself, your Source self. We have been asked to be present with each moment and let go of the past while consciously creating our future through the work we are doing in every moment. Everything that is not aligned with the high vibration you naturally are, has been uprooted in many different ways in order to be seen, felt, worked through, healed and released. This has not been an easy task to say the least but it has been in order to create space for the life your heart has desired. Change has not been easy by any means but has been necessary and the more we ebb and flow rather than resisting, the easier the bliss energies flow in.
December’s flower is the Narcissus. Narcissus flowers are often linked to themes of rebirth and renewal. In various spiritual traditions, they may symbolize the journey of self-discovery and the transformative power of inner reflection. The Tarot card associated with December is The Hanged Man, representing surrender, letting go, and gaining a new perspective. It's a card that encourages individuals to release old patterns and view situations from a different angle and higher perspective, fostering spiritual growth. December is number 12 in the calendar year and is often associated with completion, harmony, and wholeness. It is considered a powerful and balanced number, representing the culmination of a cycle. While December in the astrological year is 10 and 10 is associated with new beginnings and the start of a new cycle. It signifies the end of one phase and the initiation of another. In Tarot, the 10th card of the Major Arcana is The Wheel of Fortune, emphasizing cycles, change, and destiny.
We enter December with 4 planets still retrograde:
Neptune Retrograde: June 30 – December 6, 2023:
- Represents inspiration, dreams, and illusions.
- Retrogrades may involve a reassessment of spiritual or creative pursuits and a need for clarity.
Chiron Retrograde: July 23 – December 26, 2023:
- Represents “the wounded healer” to help you realize your inner traumas to do the necessary healing needed
- Retrograde opportunity for self reflection, understanding, forgiveness of self and others and healing related to personal identity and self expression
Uranus Retrograde: August 28, 2023 – January 27, 2024:
- Represents innovation, rebellion, and sudden change.
- Retrogrades might bring a revisiting of personal freedom, individuality, and unconventional ideas.
Jupiter Retrograde: September 4 – December 31, 2023:
- Represents expansion, growth, and opportunity.
- Retrogrades may prompt a review of belief systems, philosophies, and long-term goals.
Mercury will have a retrograde motion from December 13 to January 1, 2024, (beginning in Capricorn and moving to Sagittarius Dec 23rd) leaving us heading into January with some possible chaotic energy, but that is up to you as to how you wish to work with (or against) it. Mercury retrograde Represents communication, intellect, and technology. Retrograde motion is often associated with communication and travel disruptions, misunderstandings, and delays. It is a good time to review, reflect and reassess things that you have in the works and Intuition will be heightened (see more details on retrogrades in our Sept and Oct blogs). Use December to reflect on everything you have experienced and built in 2023, be grateful for life and love, and prepare yourself for new beginnings and a whole new world. When Mercury goes retrograde, it's often considered a time for reflection, revisiting, and reevaluation and with its Sagittarius energy there may be a spiritual emphasis on reflecting upon personal beliefs and seeking a deeper understanding of wisdom. It's a time to question, reassess, and perhaps refine your spiritual or philosophical perspectives if there are any feelings of doubt or uncertainty. This is also linked to exploration and adventure, including spiritual journeys. Mercury retrograde could bring opportunities to revisit past spiritual experiences, whether through meditation, retreats, or other practices. It's a time to reconsider the paths you've taken on your spiritual journey and perhaps make adjustments to ensure you are fully aligned with the present “you”. There may be communication challenges which may highlight the importance of clear and honest communication, especially in matters of belief and spirituality. Be mindful of how you express your thoughts and ideas to avoid misunderstandings. Sagittarius is associated with intuition and a connection to higher guidance. During Mercury retrograde, there may be an opportunity to deepen your connection with your inner wisdom. Take time for meditation, introspection, and tuning into your spiritual guidance for insights to ensure you are allowing yourself to stand in your full power.
December 12th - New Moon in Sagittarius:
The New Moon in Sagittarius marks a time for fresh beginnings, exploration, and expanding one's horizons. This is an opportune moment to set intentions related to personal growth, learning, and embracing new adventures. The New Moon in Sagittarius heralds a period of fresh beginnings and optimism. With Mercury direct and forming a harmonious sextile with Mars, communication is clear, and decisive action is supported. However, be mindful of a square aspect between Venus and Uranus, suggesting a need for flexibility in relationships and finances. Expansion and Exploration: Sagittarius is known for its adventurous and exploratory nature. A New Moon in Sagittarius may bring opportunities for growth, expansion, and exploring new possibilities in various areas of life. Sagittarius is fiery, optimistic, enthusiastic and always looking towards a brighter future offering this new moon fueled by inspiration, hopefulness, while encouraging us to align with our dreams and aspirations with confidence. Sagittarius is associated with higher learning, philosophy, and spirituality and during this New Moon, there may be a focus on exploring deeper meaning, seeking spiritual insights, or reflecting on personal beliefs and philosophies that you have delved into over the past year. This is a time of valuing freedom and independence as you may feel a desire for more personal freedom or a reassessment of situations, circumstances, thoughts, emotions, people and experiences that feel constricting. This New Moon can be a time for setting intentions related to learning new skills, expanding knowledge, or embarking on a journey of personal growth and expansion.
December 13th - Geminid Meteor Shower:
As the Geminid Meteor Shower graces the skies, Venus forms a square with Neptune, heightening romantic and creative energies but cautioning against idealizing situations. Meanwhile, Mars sextiles Saturn, providing a balance between assertiveness and disciplined action, facilitating productivity. The Geminid Meteor Shower, which typically occurs annually in mid-December, is a celestial event where numerous meteors radiate from the constellation Gemini. From a spiritual perspective, interpretations of celestial events like meteor showers often vary among individuals and cultures. Here are a few ways people might view the Geminid. This Meteor Shower has significant spiritual relevance in renewal and transformation especially as meteor showers are often associated with celestial events that bring a sense of wonder and awe and bring in a blissful energy of magick. Spiritually, some individuals may interpret meteor showers as a symbol of renewal and transformation, signifying the cyclical nature of life and the potential for personal growth which connects us more deeply to Sagittarius season. This can evoke a sense of connection to the vastness of the universe helping you to feel aligned and connected to the wholeness of the Universe. This event can be seen as an opportunity to connect more deeply with cosmic energies, fostering a sense of unity and interconnectedness with the cosmos, bringing in a sense of the vibration of love as we gain more understanding that we are all one. The symbolism of Shooting Stars in various cultures, (shooting stars or meteors) are often seen as symbols of wishes, hope, and guidance. Some people may choose to make wishes or set positive intentions during a meteor shower, believing that the energy of the falling stars can help manifest those desires, but we must remember that manifesting is about becoming the vibrational match to what you desire. In certain spiritual beliefs, celestial events are considered messages from the universe or divine forces. Some individuals may look to the Geminid Meteor Shower as a sign or symbol, seeking guidance or insights from the cosmic energies it represents.
December 18th Mercury Trine Jupiter
Astrological aspects such as the Mercury trine Jupiter can be interpreted in various ways within the context of spiritual and personal growth. The trine aspect is generally considered harmonious, suggesting a flow of positive energy between the two planets involved. In this case, Mercury trine Jupiter indicates a harmonious aspect between the planet of communication (Mercury) and the planet of expansion and optimism (Jupiter). Mercury represents communication and the mind, while Jupiter symbolizes expansion and higher knowledge. The trine aspect suggests a natural flow of positive energy between these two planets, facilitating an expansion of awareness. This can manifest as a broader understanding of spiritual concepts, a deepening of wisdom, or an openness to new perspectives. Mercury trine Jupiter can enhance communication skills and the ability to express oneself in a positive and uplifting manner. This aspect may support clear and optimistic communication, making it a favorable time for sharing spiritual insights, teachings, or engaging in meaningful conversations. Jupiter is associated with optimism, faith, and a positive outlook on life. When trine Mercury, these qualities may be expressed through thoughts and words. It's a time when individuals may feel more hopeful, inspired, and optimistic about their spiritual journey and life path.
December 21st - Sun Enters Capricorn:
As the Sun enters Capricorn, the energy shifts toward groundedness, discipline, and practicality. It's an excellent period for setting long-term goals, especially those related to career and achievements. As the Sun enters Capricorn, the month's astrological landscape is marked by Jupiter and Neptune in a square aspect, urging caution in financial matters and a need for discernment in setting expansive goals. This is a time to balance ambition with practicality. December 21st marks the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Astrologically, this date also marks the Sun's entry into the zodiac sign of Capricorn. Capricorn Traits ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline, responsibility, and structure. Individuals born during Capricorn season may be characterized by qualities such as ambition, practicality, perseverance, and a strong sense of responsibility. Capricorn season is often seen as a time for reflection and goal setting, aligning with the energy of the New Year that follows shortly after. People may be inclined to assess their achievements, set new objectives, and focus on building a solid foundation for the future and allowing new beginnings.
This is also the time of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night of the year. The Sun's entry into Capricorn is closely tied to this astronomical event. Symbolically, the Winter Solstice represents a turning point where days start getting longer, symbolizing hope and the return of light. The Winter Solstice holds spiritual significance in various cultures and traditions around the world. Winter Solstice signifies rebirth and renewal and a time of darkness and stillness. Many spiritual traditions view the Solstice as a point of rebirth, where the return of the sun's light represents the potential for renewal, transformation, and the birth of new beginnings. While the contrast between light and darkness during the Solstice has deep spiritual symbolism, It's a time when the forces of light begin to overcome the darkness, and this transition is often seen as a metaphor for the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, or the inner journey from darkness to enlightenment. The Winter Solstice is closely tied to the natural rhythms of the Earth and many spiritual practices emphasize the importance of aligning with nature's cycles as being a time for individuals to connect with the Earth, appreciate the changing seasons, and acknowledge their own connection to the larger web of life. Various cultures have developed ceremonies and rituals to mark the Winter Solstice. These may include lighting candles, bonfires, or performing symbolic acts to honor the changing seasons and invite positive energies for the coming year. Such rituals can be deeply spiritual and foster a sense of community and connection. It is the perfect time for inner reflection, meditation and gratitude for all that has passed and what we have learned. It provides an opportunity for individuals to turn inward, assess personal growth, and set intentions for the future. Many spiritual practices encourage mindfulness and self-discovery during this period.
December 21st also has Venus opposite Uranus (Venus represents love, relationships, beauty, and harmony, while Uranus is associated with innovation, unpredictability, and sudden change) and an opposition is a challenging aspect that often requires balance and integration of the energies involved. This can cause disruption in relationships and may bring unexpected events or disruptions. This could manifest as sudden changes in romantic partnerships, friendships, or other connections. From a spiritual perspective, these disruptions may prompt individuals to examine their attachments, patterns, and if the relationship in question is healthy and supportive. Uranus is often associated with individuality and authenticity while the opposition to Venus may bring awareness to the need for personal freedom and authenticity in relationships through transparency and honesty. It can be a time of self-discovery and embracing one's true self, even if it means making challenging choices in the realm of love and connection. Venus opposite Uranus can also stimulate creativity and innovation, especially in artistic and aesthetic pursuits and may encourage individuals to break free from traditional norms and explore new, avant-garde forms of expression. This can be a spiritually enriching process of self-discovery and liberation. Uranus is associated with change, and the opposition to Venus may signify a need to embrace change, especially in matters of the heart and values. This aspect can be a call to release attachments to the familiar and be open to new possibilities, fostering personal growth and spiritual evolution. Oppositions in astrology often call for finding balance between opposing forces. In the case of Venus opposite Uranus, balancing the desire for stability and security (Venus) with the need for freedom and individuality (Uranus) becomes crucial. This balance can lead to greater harmony in relationships with self and others and personal well-being.
December 27th - Full Moon in Cancer:
The Full Moon in Cancer emphasizes emotions, home, and family. It's a time for reflection on personal connections, nurturing oneself, and finding balance between work and emotional well-being. The Full Moon in Cancer is accompanied by a trine between Mars and Neptune, fostering creativity and intuition. However, with Mercury in retrograde during this period, it's advisable to approach communications and decision-making with thoughtfulness, patience and clarity. These astrological dates are influenced by various planetary movements, including potential retrogrades and aspects. Awareness of Mercury's retrograde from December 29th to January 18th encourages a measured approach to communication and travel during this time. Additionally, be mindful of Venus in retrograde until January 29th, prompting a reassessment of relationships and values. The square between Jupiter and Neptune suggests a need for practicality amid dreams, while the sextile between Mars and Saturn provides a disciplined drive to achieve tangible goals. Understanding these planetary dynamics enhances your ability to work with the energies at play and make informed decisions. This is the last full moon of 2023’s calendar year and is the perfect time to let go of the past once and for all while allowing yourself to be present in each moment with appreciation, love and alignment. Let go of everything less than love with this beautiful full moon.
December 30th Jupiter goes Direct
Jupiter, being a planet associated with expansion, growth, and optimism, going direct can carry spiritual and astrological significance. When Jupiter goes direct, it signifies a period of forward movement and progress. Any delays or introspective phases that might have been experienced during Jupiter retrograde are now moving into a more active and expansive phase. Jupiter is often associated with opportunities, abundance, and growth. As it goes direct, it may indicate a time when new opportunities become more apparent or when existing opportunities start to manifest more concretely in the physical world. Jupiter is the planet of optimism, and its direct motion can enhance a positive outlook on life. This period may be characterized by a sense of hope, enthusiasm, and a belief that things are moving in the right direction for your highest and greatest good. Jupiter is linked to beliefs, philosophies, and higher knowledge and when direct, there may be a heightened interest in expanding one's understanding of the world, seeking wisdom, and embracing a broader perspective. The direct motion of Jupiter may be seen as an alignment with one's higher purpose or spiritual path and can signify a time when individuals feel more connected to a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives, feeling more balanced and rhythmic. Abundance and Gratitude as main themes with Jupiter as he is often associated with abundance and blessings. Going direct, this may be a time to cultivate gratitude for the positive aspects of life and to open oneself to receive the abundance that the universe has to offer each of us. Expansion of Consciousness plays a great part in this energy and may be a favorable time for spiritual exploration, learning, and seeking deeper insights into metaphysical or philosophical topics that inspire and encourage you. During its direct motion, you may feel inspired to be more generous, compassionate, and open-hearted, fostering a sense of interconnectedness with others which invites deeper expansive energies.
December 31st (123123; 12/31/23)
December 31st has a very high energy with a lot going on especially with the power of 123123. Number 1: Represents new beginnings, leadership, independence, individuality, creation, uniqueness, authenticity, manifesting (bringing things into fruition), and the unity of all creation. Number 2: Symbolizes balance, harmony, receptivity, openness, empathy, compassion, partnership, cooperation, patience, adaptability, intuition, sensitivity and diplomacy. It's often seen as a harmonizing energy that seeks unity and collaboration. Number 3: Signifies creativity, self-expression (emotional expression), joy, communication (effective verbal and non-verbal expression), friendships, versatility, adaptability, optimism, collaborative celebration and a love for life's pleasures and the trinity or the unity of mind, body, and spirit. The sequence 123123 contains a repetition of the numbers that amplify the energies (meanings) associated with these numbers. The combination suggests a harmonious flow of energy, emphasizing new beginnings, cooperative relationships, creative expression and expansion. Embrace new opportunities, take the lead in creative endeavors, seek harmonious partnerships and collaborations for mutual growth. Express yourself creatively and communicate your ideas with enthusiasm while maintaining a positive and optimistic outlook on new beginnings. Overall, this is a time to fully release/shed the challenges of the past, all attachments, allowing the integration of new energy anchored in miracles, joy and abundance. Prepare for a boost in forwards motion; a boomerang moment in life with offerings of infinite possibilities and wish fulfilments.
Other significant energies for December 31st:
The Sun’s transit through Capricorn, Capricorn is an earth sign ruled by Saturn, and its energy is characterized by qualities that can have spiritual implications. This transit has associations with discipline, responsibility, and the pursuit of mastery. From a spiritual perspective, this transit encourages individuals to approach their spiritual practices with dedication and commitment. It's a time for setting clear intentions and working diligently toward spiritual growth. Capricorn is a sign that appreciates structure and organization so during the Sun's transit through Capricorn, some may find it beneficial to create a focused approach to their spiritual goals. This could involve visualizing milestones and establishing routines that support spiritual development and growth. Being an Earth sign, Capricorn is associated with grounding energy and invites individuals to ground their spiritual experiences in everyday life and find ways to integrate spiritual principles daily. During this transit, there may be a spiritual significance in reflecting on past spiritual achievements, acknowledging growth, and setting new goals. Capricorn is often associated with tradition and wisdom and this transit may prompt us to explore and connect with spiritual traditions, seeking wisdom from ancient practices or established teachings and connecting with the accumulated knowledge from our ancestors based in love. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the taskmaster of the zodiac. This transit can highlight the theme of recognizing and embracing one's inner authority in spiritual matters. It encourages individuals to take responsibility for their spiritual path and decisions. Capricorn is symbolized by the mountain goat, climbing steadily toward its goals. The Sun's transit through Capricorn can be seen as an invitation to embark on a steady and determined climb toward higher spiritual consciousness. It encourages perseverance and resilience in the face of challenges.
At this time, Mercury is retrograde in Capricorn (ending January 1st 2024) and may emphasize the need for careful communication, reflection on practical matters, and revisiting plans for the future. As Mercury rules communication, the end of its retrograde period signifies a time when misunderstandings and communication challenges begin to clear and a period of increased clarity in both personal and interpersonal communication. Communication issues and misunderstandings that may have arisen during Mercury retrograde can be addressed and resolved as the retrograde period ends. This can be a spiritually significant time for healing relationships and fostering understanding. Mercury retrograde periods are associated with reflection and reassessment and the end of his retrograde is a time when the insights gained during the retrograde phase can be integrated into one's spiritual journey. It's an opportunity to apply lessons learned and move forward with greater awareness, wisdom, understanding and moving forward. Overall, This energetic shift into the new calendar year is a time when the challenges and disruptions associated with retrograde energy begin to wane, allowing for a smoother flow of energy in various aspects of life.
Jupiter's retrograde ends on December 31st to boost this day's energy even further. Jupiter is associated with expansion, growth, and prosperity/abundance. The end of Jupiter retrograde signifies a time when the energies of expansion and personal development are more outwardly expressed offering a period of increased opportunities for growth, both internally and externally. Jupiter is linked to wisdom, higher knowledge, and spiritual understanding and as he resumes a direct motion, there may be a sense of clarity and receptivity to spiritual insights offering a time for deepening one's understanding of spiritual teachings and integrating wisdom into daily life. You may feel a deeper sense of optimism and a positive outlook as he brings a boost of positive energy, encouraging us to embrace a more hopeful perspective on life and its infinite possibilities fostering a greater sense of trust, faith and knowing.
He is also linked with abundance and the law of attraction and as he resumes direct motion, there may be a sense of increased abundance and a more effortless flow of positive energies. It's a time when spiritual practices aimed at manifestation and abundance may be particularly potent as we release resistance to the ease and fluidity of receiving. Being the planet of philosophy and understanding the bigger picture, the end of his retrograde signifies a period where you may feel more attuned to the broader aspects of life and the interconnectedness of all things, fostering a more profound philosophical understanding from a higher perspective. With his direct motion you’ll feel more connected to your higher selves, spiritual purposes, and a sense of purpose in their journey and spiritual enlightenment. Jupiter is also associated with generosity and a spirit of service. As it resumes direct motion, there may be an inclination to express generosity and contribute positively to the well-being of others. This aligns with the idea of spiritual service and uplifting those around you.
And last but not least the traditional New Years Eve. Although this is not seen as the actual “new year” in the astrological calendar (March/Spring equinox is considered the new year), this is a time many celebrate the transition to a new year symbolizing a fresh start and the opportunity for personal renewal. Spiritually, it can be a time to release the old, let go of past challenges, and embrace new beginnings with a sense of hope and optimism. It is a time of rest and renewal as we move into a new calendar year, the end of one year and the beginning of another provide a natural moment for reflection. A time of expressing gratitude for the lessons learned, acknowledging personal growth, and appreciating the experiences that have shaped the soul. Many set resolutions at this time although energetically it is more productive to use this time to simply feel gratitude for the lessons learned over the past year and take some time to rest and embrace the transition towards shifting into longer days, more light and breathing in the expansion of a new season of life. This can be a reminder of the interconnectedness of all things and the continuous cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth. This cyclical perspective encourages individuals to flow with the rhythms of life and take time to reflect and create space for the new beginnings that are being offered by the Universe.
It is important to know where Planets placements are located in your birth chart in order to utilize these energies for your benefit (check out our Birth Date reading to help you gain an in depth understanding of the meaning of your birth date)
We have been on a continuous ride of high vibrational ascension energies entering our planet and every living being is feeling it. This has challenged all of us to do some deep inner work necessary for our expansion and growth. Take some time to do your research and tap into the high vibrations coming forward as they will be getting stronger and more powerful. Check out our blogs and EBooks for more information on a number of topics. As we have been challenged and can feel a rollercoaster of emotions it's important to take care of your overall well-being and have your healing tools in place.
*It's extremely important to use your healthy toolbox in order to prepare for the days you feel the blahs. What do you enjoy doing? Have a mental (or journal or schedule), plan for the times you feel the ick sneaking in. Generally I teach my clients about ways to plan and what they can put in their proverbial bunker in support of self empowerment.
Listed below are a few tools:
- Call on your circle of trust (those 1 to 3 people who you truly trust) The ones you know who understand you and who have the ability to help lift your spirits or simply listen without judgment. We must remember we cannot help others by suffering with them. If you are feeling the blues and start talking about all the things you view as “bad/wrong” in your life, your circle will be the ones to point out the “good/positive” in your life. To hold space for you to communicate, release and give you the space to express what you are feeling. The ones who will hold the optimism rather than jump on the misery train with you. Sometimes it's a simple I love you and you're not alone or a swift kick in the ass to let them know they are wallowing. But at the end of the day it's all based on trust and a healthy relationship with your circle, give and take and authenticity. Who is your circle of trust?
- Have a playlist of your favorite uplifting music/movies/shows, a list of your favorite uplifting books, new healthy recipes you want to try, things you've been waiting to try ie: skating, making snow angels, volunteering at a shelter or nursing home, even being neighborly and shoveling someones' driveway. If you are crafty or would like to be, try creating some artwork , whether it's painting, drawing, poetry, journaling, a book of memoirs, what ever you feel drawn to. There are many ways in which we can make positive uplifting choices with an added benefit of possibly helping others if we are so inclined to do so. What are some of your favorite uplifting songs, activities, books, movies?
- Create a video journal while you are in good spirits. Talk to yourself like you would a friend, even record it with a friend. Remind yourself of your strengths, all you have to be grateful for, the things you admire most about yourself, be your own cheerleader, guru and express how proud you are of yourself. There is a drastic unequivocal difference between being cocky/arrogant and confident/self aware, so it is important to understand your feeling and expressing to yourself you are friggin amazing is self love.
- What self love/self care actions do you take for yourself? Remember self love/self care is anything from a shower meditation to going for a massage, to mirror work, to reading a book, using things you may be waiting to use for a special occasion. There are a plethora of ways to incorporate self love/self care in your life and it's important to know what that looks like for you. It can be simple or extravagant, whatever feels good to you.
- Take your vitamins. Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc,, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin C to help your body. Eating a balanced diet is always best and you can add fruits and herbs to your water to help as well. Moderate exercise, walking, stretching, Tai Chi, yoga, breathing exercises, anything that includes movement is an extremely healthy addition to your day. What can you add to your day to help your body?
A few helpful crystals and herbs for the Full Moon in Cancer:
Moonstone, Selenite, Carnelian, Rose Quartz, Labradorite, Chryscolla, Zircon, Turquoise
Pine, Holly, Ivy, Cinnamon, Mistletoe, Frankincense, Myrrh, Peppermint, Juniper, Orange
**It is advised not to charge your crystals during a new moon accompanied by a Solar Eclipse**
New Moon in Sagittarius: Turquoise, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Citrine, Clear Quartz
Herbs/Essential Oils: Sage, Frankincense, Mugwort, Thyme, Cedar
Don't forget your affirmations:
Remember, be extra mindful during the new moon/Solar Eclipse as it is not a time for manifesting
Due to both the Solar New Moon Eclipse and the Lunar Full Moon Eclipse offers an ideal time to work with your Chakras to help you align
I Know my alignment is effortless; I Know in my alignment; I Know my worth
3RD Eye Chakra:
I See life through my alignment; I See the value I have in this life; I See the love
I Speak in alignment; I Speak with love; I Speak my authentic truth
I Love my alignment; I Love myself unconditionally; I Love life fearlessly and fully
Solar Plexus Chakra:
I Do trust in my alignment; I Do understand my co-creative power; I Do my best daily
I Feel strength and love in my alignment; I Feel balanced; I Feel loved and loving
I Am aligned with my highest vibration; I Am balance; I Am grounded in love, light and bliss
Affirmations for December are best based in Embracing the Present:
- "I am present in this moment and open to the gifts from the Universe without resistance
- Gratitude for Growth:
- I am grateful for the growth and lessons of the past year and appreciate the wisdom I have gained and take time for reflect and appreciate who I am
- Inner Peace:
- In stillness, I find peace within and choose to be the vibration of love, calm, harmony and joy
- Joyful Connections:
- I attract positive and joyful connections aligned with who I am based in warmth, love, and balance
- Abundance Mindset:
- "I welcome abundance into my life and know I am the vibration of overall wealth in all aspects of my life and allow opportunities flow effortlessly to me as I am open to receiving
- New Beginnings:
- With the energy of life and who I am in this moment I embrace new beginnings and fresh starts in all areas of my life for my highest good
- Setting Intentions:
- I have become the vibrational match to my most beautiful life and embrace the joys of receiving knowing I am a being of limitlessness and infinite power
I welcome positive change into my life effortlessly as I have released what no longer serves me and opened space for growth
- Inner Wisdom:
- I appreciate the quiet and stillness in life and connect with my inner wisdom and I trust my intuition to guide me on my path
- I align my thoughts and actions with my inner Source as I know I am a powerful creator, and my dreams manifest effortlessly
- Release and Let Go:
- I have released what no longer serves me. I let go with love and appreciation creating space for new blessings
- Gratitude for Achievements:
- I express gratitude for the achievements, love, understanding, wisdom and growth in my life and allow illumination of my successes. I am proud of myself and grateful for who I have become, who I was and who I am yet to be
- Balancing Energies:
- I embrace the balance of energies and I am in harmony with the cycles of life and the universe
- I reflect on my journey while I celebrating my growth, learnings, and the person I am
- Embracing Wholeness:
- I embrace my wholeness and know I am complete, and I honor every aspect of myself
I am not afraid to let go of that which does not serve my highest good
I compassionately release the old to make room for the new.
As I breathe, I feel one with all of life.
It's safe for me to let go of the past.
I embrace change.
I release my attachment to outcomes as I enjoy this present moment fully.
I honor and respect the season of life that I'm in.
Letting go doesn't diminish my past experiences and what they meant to me.
By forgiving myself, I am practicing patience.
I always make choices that align with my highest good
I release all resistance to change
I allow myself to be in the vibration of love
I allow myself to move forward for my highest good
I freely and lovingly release all that does not serve me
I clear and release everything less than love
I surrender everything that is not aligned with my authentic self
I choose to align with the highest vibration of love
I release everything but alignment
I release the desire to prove myself to others
I honor who I am
I allow myself to flow with the necessary changes happening
I choose love over everything else
I effortlessly and easily flow in alignment
I choose to be the vibration of love and light
I trust in the Universe
I believe in myself and trust the process
I am exactly where I need to be
I only allow authentic loving relationships in my life
I choose to create an environment of overall well-being
I allow myself to receive all the blessings of the Universe
I am ready to embrace new beginnings
I choose to feel gratitude and appreciation for myself and others.
I walk the path of least resistance.
I see through the shadows of limitations.
I can clearly see the path towards my highest vibration
I feel gratitude and appreciation for all I have and all that is on its way
I have released all attachments and 3D programming
Everything I need comes to me easily and effortlessly.
Patience brings me into recognition of and alignment to my highest purpose.
All my needs are met even though I may not see them in the outer world I open my heart in receiving.
*Remember everything we do is about intention so be mindful of what you are using your energy for (directing your energy towards), when working with the moon energies. Full moons are wonderful to celebrate and reflect on how far you have come, releasing all that no longer serves you, understanding what lies beneath emotions/feelings/actions, seeing from a higher perspective and practicing gratitude.
It's important to remember we feel the Moon's energy 3 days before and 3 days after the celestial event takes place (both of Full and New Moons).
You can charge and clear your stones under this full moon by placing them outside or on a windowsill in the light of the moon. You can also make moon water with both the full and new moon energies. Simply place a glass container of water (spring water or even lake water are best), in a place where the light of the moon will shine on the container (as temperatures are cold be careful as glass will break, can place out for a couple of hours before midnight or leave in a windowsill inside overnight). You can use colored glass for an extra umph if you want to use the water for specific things. I make moon water when I am working with certain chakras ie: orange glass for sacral. If you are using spring water or distilled water you can drink it or add it to your bathwater for a spiritual bath. I have used a blue glass container when working with my throat chakra to support speaking my truth and drink a shot of it each morning. You can use moon water in anointing candles, empowering crystal energy, place on an altar, spritz your face with some to help clarity, drip a few drops in your palms when using mudras, drip a few drops on your crown chakra or 3d eye for a deeper meditation, get creative and use it for whatever you feel beneficial.
**It's not advised to make moon water or charge crystal under certain full moons ie: when there is an eclipse
Please remember to set yourself up for success and use your healthy tools to help keep you balanced and aligned. We all have our ups and downs but the more we prepare and have a game plan in order to work with the down days, the more we empower ourselves for our highest good.
We are still in deep ascension energies which play a huge role in how we are feeling and how we work with the energies at hand. There are extremely high frequency energies coming in daily which are felt within and all around us. For more information and all you need to know about the Ascension and what it all means check out our Ascension eBook.
Allison Shaw, Spiritual Practitioner
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