Happy eclipse season, soul fam! I hope you are ready to sizzle and blast off this summer, cuz things are gonna really be rocking over the next couple of months. We are lucky enough to experience three consecutive eclipses this summer. Typically there are only two, so we are in for a real treat. The first is a partial solar eclipse (new moon) on July 13 in Cancer (universal time, it’ll be on the 12th in the Americas). Then, a total lunar eclipse (full moon) occurs on July 27 in Aquarius, and finally on August 11 we’ll enjoy another solar eclipse in Leo
Resident astrologer Colin Bedell tells us in his wise and fab style all about what the stars have in store for us this month!
Over the coming weeks, we will be called to work with questions of community, loyalty, and structure. How solid are the structures in your life? Where are there areas of weakness, breakage, or disconnection? In what ways are you staying stuck in a situation (a relationship, job, house) out of a sense of loyalty and not because it actually provides you with something you need or want?
Celebrating the Summer Solstice has been a tradition as early as the Stone Age, around 2.5 million years ago. Early civilizations honored the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and even built monuments to the sun’s movement (I’m looking at you Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids!).
According to Kelly Behrend, everything fits into the chakra system— trauma, personal healing, books, even social justice and activism. Racism, for example, is a root chakra issue, while sexism and LGBTQ equality is a sacral chakra deal.
Spontaneous healing occurs when you align the emotional, physical, spiritual and mental areas of your body and start looking at yourself as an energy field.
So you keep pulling The Lovers card? In my 25 years experience, this card is the one that most people secretly wish to find amongst their spreads.
When we’re searching for love it can feel like an uphill battle. We’re looking for that deep connection. The spark, the attraction, the passion. The irony is we’re living in a time where to truly connect with people is more difficult than it’s ever been, a problem infinitely compounded when entering the world of “online dating.”
They say this as I’m sobbing and the clock is going around and around and I’m certain I won’t stop until it does. For the first time ever, I wish it would.
Have you ever seen a very feminine women or masculine man walk into a room filled with people? Every one notices the feminine, she literally shines; and everyone notices the masculine, adjusting their body to his presence.
So you’ve cast your spell. You’ve cleaned up your altar. You are psyched! You’re ready to see the results of your magick come rolling in. But now what? What should you do after the spell is cast to help you find success? That’s the question we have this month.
I’m at a coffee shop. Today has been hard. My husband and I have been fighting. It’s always the same old stuff. And just as it seems to be sorted out, the problem appears again like an angry Jesus rising from the tomb to remind us that He is eternal and ever present. Those are our problems. They die, they resurrect, they come back to shine a light on our shortcomings and to remind us that we still have work to do.
Astrologically, this is perhaps the most important week of the year as Uranus moves into Taurus, an event some astrologers have lovingly called “Tauranus.” After a seven-year whirlwind in Aries—the planetary force of revolution, technology, and awakening—Uranus shifts signs on May 15. Occurring shortly after the Taurus new moon, this day marks a major shift in consciousness as well as offers an extra fertile time for new beginnings.
Finding your path as a witch can be a challenge. For most of us walking a magickal path is a choice. It’s a path that many of us consciously decided to pursue rather than being something we’re raised in. That means there’s a high chance you’re starting this journey after having been part of another religion or spiritual practice. That brings us to a question like the one we have this month which is actually quite common among newbies.
You hear so much about the people in deep pain and struggle. And also about the people who are fucking soaring. But what about when you’re just doing great? You’re doing all the right things, bringing in all the funds you need, sharing all the love you can, and moving comfortably, steadily along on your path. Maybe not on the top of your mountain, but on the trail with plenty of provisions and a bluebird sky!
When you think of ‘channeling,’ it may bring up images of an end-of-the-world psychopath wearing a wizard gown in Roswell, or an old frizzy-haired Puerto Rican woman babbling in her hole-in-the-wall Hell’s Kitchen storefront circa 1989. Travel to the village of San Marcos, Guatemala, though, and you might be surprised at what you find.
When difficult or traumatic experiences occur in our lives, we naturally wonder, “Why did this happen? What does it mean?” Often, such experiences may appear not to have any particular meaning; they may seem to be nothing more than purposeless suffering. Yet, in my years as a spiritual author and teacher, I have found that not only are our greatest challenges rich with meaning and purpose, but also that very often we ourselves planned those experiences before we were born.
Lately I have felt the need to take “breaks” from being a spiritual person. When I am tuned in to intuition, trying to remain one with all that is, working on grounding myself with Mother Earth, remaining open to others while keeping myself protected, and otherwise just trying to be a force for the good, I get completely burned out, really fast.
Welcome to the Age of Aquarian: a new paradigm for existing. As old structures fall away, we’re trickling into new models on both the macro and micro levels.