Wednesday, 8 February 2017

FEBRUARY New/Full Moon ECLIPSES




Hi Folks,

I am taking some much needed time out during the month of February, so will not be posting as much as usual.


Highlights for February:

It’s the first Eclipse Season of the Year.

Full Moon lunar Eclipse
11th February 2017
in Leo
at 00.33am GMT


New Moon solar Eclipse
26th February 2017
in Pisces
at 14.48pm GMT


Eclipses are all about endings and beginnings.  Be prepared for sudden revelations.  Be prepared for something to suddenly end.  Be open to any shock changes thrust upon you. 

Stay grounded and hydrated during the Eclipse window, which opens on 11th February and closes just after the Eclipse on 26th February.

Eclipses are awakeners.  If we haven’t taken the action we know we should have done, then Eclipse season may kick us into touch and get us back on track in the right direction (even if it doesn’t feel like that when it’s happening).

Eclipses can be rough at times, but there is always a reward at the end of it, something even better than you can have imagined.  So hang on in there, take some Essences, ground and protect yourself and all will be well.

Eclipses are great for getting rid of what no longer serves you or could be holding you back from happiness and success. 

Eclipses are transformational and can totally transform your life.  So don’t fight what needs to happen, surrender to the Will of the Divine and allow yourself to be guided to what you really need right now (not what you want or think you want). 

Be mindful of your thoughts as they could manifest really quickly during Eclipse season.  Think before you speak. 

- Breathe out often.
- Have quiet time/meditation.
- Stay hydrated.
- Ground yourself by working in the garden or walking in Nature.
- Keep a dream diary during Eclipse season.
- Be open to sudden thoughts and ideas that are waiting to come in.
- Let go of your need to control the outcome.
- Be open to the change/s now occurring.
- Breathe and breathe again.






May your February be blessed with much Love and may the Eclipses be gentle on you.

See you in March.

Blessed Be.

Elly x




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Saturday, 28 January 2017

CHINESE NEW MOON IMBOLC BLESSINGS!

New Moon in Aquarius
Artist: Josephine Wall

INDIVIDUALITY – RIGHT ACTION – SOWING SEEDS

We have a New Moon in Aquarius:
UK                 28 January 00.07am
EU       -           28 January 01.07am
USA     -           27 January 19.07pm
AUS     -           28 January 11.07am
NZ        -           28 January 13.07pm


AQUARIUS - I Know / I belong
   Picture copyright: Polly Menendez
Aquarius represents truth, science, altruism, hope, ideals, inspiration, new ideas, associations, friendships/community, inventions, eccentricity, electronic media, computing, Astrology, anything unusual, New Age interests and Humanitarian pursuits.  The sign of the Visionary, Aquarius sees the bigger picture and takes action.  Freedom is important to Aquarius.  Aquarius rules the ankles, lower legs, circulatory system, veins, arteries (esp. hardening of), spasms and cramps.


 Other Energies and influences

On the mass consciousness level, there has been so much unsettled energy since the new prez took up office.  Folks are already being so easily manipulated, they are fighting with each other on social media about it all, and this is exactly what ‘They’ want.  A divided people makes it so easy to manipulate and control people.  You are playing right into their hands.  Stop arguing about it and do something about it. 

The transition between the outgoing Year of the Monkey and the incoming Rooster was tricky at times.  Over the next week or so the energies will settle down and we will begin to work with the better energies in this Rooster year.


CHINESE NEW YEAR
Year of the Fire Rooster
Yin – Red – Fire - Rooster


What we can expect for the Fire Rooster year (Jan 2017-Feb 2018):

Courage – Enthusiasm – Hard work – Friendship - Flamboyance

You are a Rooster if you were born in:
1909. 1921. 1933. 1945. 1957. 1969. 1981. 1993. 2005.
Although this is your year Roosters, it could be challenging at times for you.


The resilient Rooster.

The Rooster’s motto is “I know better.”

Rooster positive energies:
Forthright, brave, enthusiastic, loyal, hardworking, tenacious, resilient, adventurous, meticulous, prompt, astute, well-dressed, proficient, down-to-earth, gregarious, communicative, sensible, generous, charming, ebullient and terminally witty.

Rooster shadow energies:
Cranky, fussy, vain, self-involved, blindly egotistical, over-zealous, pretentious, materialistic, grabby, high-handed, cynical, mercurial, self-absorbed, and quixotic as hell.

The Fire Rooster = Complexity and passion.  Fire Rooster is volatile, craving confrontation, and rushes in feet first.  Rooster thrives on exaltation. Roosters are excited and involved in everything.  Sameness and lack of challenge create boredom and depression. 

In China, the Rooster is associated with the five virtues; fortune, courage, goodness, confidence and military honour. 
The Chinese people say that this year people will be more polite and less stubborn, but they will have the tendency to complicate things. 
As Asian people see it, the year 2017 is a year dominated by the orientation towards progress, honour and maximum integrity, with people learning to temper their ardor.

The above information gives us all pointers to work with, it shows us what we can aim towards and what we need to avoid in ourselves and others. 

When I tuned in to Rooster I was told:

- 2017 is the year to be seen.
- Show yourself to others and the world.
- Enhance your image or have a make-over so that you can confidently strut your stuff like Rooster.
- Try public speaking or singing – join a choir or group.
- Be prepared to work hard this year, as it will definitely pay off in the near future.
- Stay away from those operating out of ego and avoid being drawn into gossip or slander.
- Channel passionate energy in the right way – use it creatively (or in the bedroom).
- Stay away from online debates that end up nowhere but a cloud of negativity.
- Speak up for yourself as Rooster brings you the confidence to do this.
- Maintain your integrity and keep your standards high at all times.
- Use laughter and humour to diffuse difficult situations.
- Be kind to everyone and especially yourself.
- Be generous with your time and attention, there is always enough time to just stop and be fully present, especially for someone who really needs it.


And if you have a wobble, don’t worry, one squirt of our Red Rooster Spray Mist will get you back on track.  It contains organic Flower & Vibrational Essences (and channelled energies) combined with essential oils.  It is fantastically supportive and fills your aura with positivity. 

Red ROOSTER

Spray Mist


You can find it here:   http://www.theapothecarygarden.org


Chinese Astrology

To find out how your animal sign will be affected, the Feng Shui Store has some good info; http://www.fengshuistore.co.uk/2016-chinese-animal-predictions Scroll down as they are towards the end of the page.


NEW MOON in Aquarius

For me this New Moon is the true start to our New Year.  It is when everything starts to come into alignment (New Moon / Imbolc / Chinese New Year). 

The New Moon in Aquarius asks us to be individual thinkers, to be free thinking people not sheeple.  Aquarius cares about humanity, and as the water bearer, Aquarius wants to pour soothing waters in troubled areas, to wash away hurts and pain and wants us all to join together in doing this.  Yet Aquarius is an air sign, so encourages us to use our intellect in finding ways that we can join together and help our communities - locally, nationally and globally.  The media are determined to herd us in one way, don’t be fooled by this.  Aquarius activates thinking outside the box; it celebrates uniqueness and different ways of doing things.  Who needs help in your community?  How can you do something about it?
Aquarius is also the Visionary.  Tune into the higher aspect of your mind to receive higher-level information and creative ideas about how we can all move forward together.


Artist: Wendy Andrew 

And it is Imbolc, the celebration of Spring, welcoming the return of the Spring Maiden and all the magick She will sow.  We are entering the time of sowing seeds – what seeds will you be sowing this year?

Imbolc is a time of new beginnings.  The light is returning stronger each day, the Sun is getting warmer and soon the Earth will warmly welcome the seeds we want to plant.  Imbolc is a celebration of fertility (in many different ways). 


IMBOLC NEW MOON RITUAL
Copyright: E.Yule 2017

You will need:

- Pale green candle/s (representing Spring growth) and/or white candle/s
- Notebook, paper and pen
- Snowdrops (a picture will do if you haven’t got any)
- Holy Water (this can be sacred water that you have made)
- White cloth
- Swan feather (or picture)
- A piece of your artwork or your favourite piece of art
- Some beautiful music
- Seed packets (this ritual will bless them)

Find a place and time where you cannot be disturbed by anyone.
Turn all ‘phones off.
Start playing the lovely music softly in the background.
Lay out your white cloth – this is your altar cloth.
Position the candles (they may direct you to where they want to go).
Now add the other items – let them ‘tell’ you where they want to be placed on the cloth – take your time doing this.
When everything is in its place, light the candles in a sun-wise fashion (clockwise).
Anoint your forehead, lips, throat and the centre of the palm of your hands with the Holy Water. (Cleansing yourself and Blessing yourself).
Sit comfortably, and looking at the candle flames, focus on your breathing.  Take a few deep breaths and breathe right down into your belly.  Focus on your beautiful belly for a few moments, (your belly is your Cauldron of Creativity, the place from whence all things are born).
As you relax deeper into the breath, call in Bridget/Bridie to assist you in your Ritual.  When you feel Her energy get ready to write in your notebook.
She may give you direct guidance, or you may want to write your New Moon/New Year manifestation list, all that you wish to manifest over the coming year. Take your time doing this.
When you have finished writing, take the Swan feather and stroke it over each page that you have written.  Ask for Bridget/Bridie’s blessing on all that you grow and manifest this year.
Now tap the Swan feather three times on each packet of seeds (this awakens and activates the seeds) and once again ask for Bridget/Bridie’s blessing on all that you grow and manifest this year.
Sit and enjoy the lovely energy and see if there are any more messages coming through for you.
When you feel the energy ‘cooling’ down or fading, give thanks and then send the light of each candle out to someone or somewhere in need (don’t just snuff them out) and see each prayer going up on the smoke to the Creator.
Keep your notebook/New Moon-New Year list on your altar where it cannot be seen by anyone else.  (You can roll your New Moon/New Year list into a scroll, tie it with a pale green ribbon and keep it on your Altar).

May all the seeds that you sow blossom and grow.

Original Imbolc Ritual copyright Elly Yule © 2017


Another thing that you can do at Imbolc is to burn any old greenery still hanging around from Yule, along with herbs you didn’t use that are past their best.  This is burning away the old year and using the ash to fertilise the new year, as you can put the ash from this fire in your flowerbeds – your Roses especially will appreciate this.




This Aquarius New Moon invites us to stand up for our rights, to refuse to be manipulated or have any more of our freedom taken away from us.  To stand up for Mother Earth and fight if we have to, to keep Her safe and healthy.  Aquarius is about change, and everything is changing.  People are not stupid, they can see through the bullsh*t of politicians and the media. Make the most of it trumpster; the Emperor’s New Clothes are already revealing the ugly truth underneath.

By joining forces we, the People, can bring about innovative, positive change for all our relations.  This is the perfect year to join a cause that you are passionate about and to use peace as the way forward, just look at how powerfully those brave peace protestors at Standing Rock were able to make the world wake up and realise what is going on.  Sisters and Brothers it is time for us to unite, if we are to save our planet and humanity’s plight.  




MOON MESSAGE




Gong Xi Fa Cai! and New Moon Blessings to y’all, So Mote It Be

Elly x


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Thursday, 12 January 2017

FULL MOON Blessings! January 2017

FULL MOON BLESSINGS!
Full Moon in Cancer

Nurture – TLC - Preparing


We have a Full Moon in Cancer:
UK            12 January 11.34am
EU     -        12 January 12.34pm
USA   -        12 January 06.34am
AUS   -        12 January 10.34am
NZ     -        13 January 00.34am

CANCER – ‘I feel’
     Artist: Josephine Wall
Cancerians are water signs who love their home. Tough on the outside but soft on the inside, they feel deeply.  Cancer represents feelings, nurturing, home, defense, patriotism, conservation, family, sensitivity, moodiness (when they are lovely they are lovely, when they are horrid they can be truly horrible!), introversion (when they feel attacked or upset they retreat into their shell and stay there until they are ready to come out), mothering, caring for others (many are healers/therapists), catering, property and home interiors. They love hobbies involving fantasy and imagination, as they are highly creative and very individual.  Cancerians are Moon Children (usually very psychic) and love to live near the sea, they are very sensitive to Moon cycles and tides especially Full Moon high tides.  They are fantastic company, usually very intelligent, they make great parents and are fun friends to have around.  They need freedom to express who they are and they like to do things their way.




CURRENT ENERGIES


Many folks are feeling tired as we transition into the New Year energies.  We are approaching Chinese New Year when the energies change from Monkey to Rooster.  However, that trickster Monkey is not going without throwing a few final curveballs our way.  Ride whatever happens, things are going to change in a few weeks, and once the energies settle you will feel more settled.

Full Moon dreaming has been interesting.  Make a note of your dreams as there could be pointers for you regarding your year ahead.  Also, a lot of clearing has been going on in dreamtime, so if you’ve been having a few weird dreams, don’t worry it’s just your psyche having its own spring clean.




Now is a good time to have a clear out and a spring clean.  You are thinking about your new year ahead and what you want out of it.  Good things need space to come in, so it’s out with the old as we create a clean, lovely space for the new to come to us.

This year you might find that you are ready for change; perhaps the house has been looking tired and needs a freshen-up or change of colour?  Perhaps you are ready to change your personal image and how you present yourself to the world (and that includes your personal & professional work/crafts/creativity/own businesses), is it time to update your Logo?  (Chloe Williams of Moo Designs is so lovely to deal with, www.MooEventsandDesigns@Outlook.com).

This year could be very busy for many of us, so the more organized and prepared we are, the better we will cope.  In the meantime, with all the differing temperatures, bugs going around and this time of year, do keep your immune system boosted.  Introduce more herbs to your regime, eat well and regularly, drink plenty of water – central heating and cold weather are all dehydrating. 

This year is all about TLC for yourself!


Other Astrology

Mercury is stationary so communication issues and computer snags should start settling.  Give it another week before signing a contract though.



Also there is a Grand Cross in the sky, this can cause tension and stress (especially if you are Aries, Cancer, Capricorn or Libra). This is not the best time to make major decisions or commitments.  You may find people are pulling on you – don’t allow this – take your time regarding decisions etc. 
(And if you need some support you may find our ‘Fireweed’ Essence helpful, it is perfect when you are tired from being pulled this way and that by others.  You can find it here: http://www.theapothecarygarden.org/ESSENCES.html   



FULL MOON in CANCER
The Full Moons are known by many names by many nations, and this Full Moon is no exception, it is known as Wolf Moon and also Birch Moon.

And now we welcome the first Full Moon of the year, which is in the sensitive sign of Cancer.  All water signs may be feeling a bit emotional and weepy around this transit. (I never usually watch Coronation Street, but I happened to watch it last night and blubbed my way through it!).

Attune to the home-loving, nurturing energies of Cancer and allow yourself some TLC over the next few days. Link into water energy (Cancer is a water sign) and have some healthy water-based drinks  - add some fruit slices, and/or fresh mint to water and enjoy.  Have some nice bubble baths or try an Epsom Salts bath, to cleanse away the old energies and restore you. Eat nourishing foods with one or two treats.  Listen to some soothing, balancing music.  Do a few OMs and rebalance your chakras through the power of your own sound.



This Full Moon could be the push you needed to finally make those changes you have been thinking about.  There is a feeling of clearing the slate, of looking at a blank new page, fresh with possibility yet not needing to put anything on it yet.  There are things to be done first before you can start writing the script for your year ahead.  Don’t procrastinate, do what needs doing, and make those changes, as this will free up a tremendous amount of energy for you.  You are strong enough to do whatever it is that you need to do. You have been though so much over the past year, now it’s time to look forward and take practical steps towards what your heart truly desires. 
Don’t take on too much.  Think about yourself before you answer Yes to anything - does it feel right?  Does it fit in with the plans you are formulating for yourself? If it doesn’t don’t do it.

As a dear friend recently reminded me, ‘change can be wearying’ and she is so right.  Even if they are changes that we are happy about and that we want, they will still use up energy which is why TLC for yourself is so important at this time of year.

I have written before in past Blogs about why this is the most dangerous time of year to diet or detox. Focus on nurturing, wellness and positivity instead and eat well!  There is a wonderful year ahead for you, so go get organised for it!


Message from the Full Moon:
Clear out the old
Clean everywhere
Prepare for the new
Prepare you
Nurture yourself as you do
Think about what you want
Take steps towards that






Full Moon Blessings to y’all!
Elly x



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