Tuesday 28 March 2017

NEW MOON Blessings! March 2017



 We have a New Moon in Aries:
UK                 28 March 03.57am
EU       -           28 March 04.57am
USA     -           27 March 10.57pm
AUS     -           28 March 1.57pm
NZ        -           28 March 15.57pm


Fiery, energetic Aries represents enthusiasm, initiative, impulse, action (the most action-oriented sun sign of the zodiac), independence, aggression – usually due to being frustrated with other folks not being able to keep up with them - a shadow trait they need to modify as they mature.  Pioneers – never afraid to walk a different path or try something new.  Goal-oriented – sometimes work dominates everything and excludes those who love them – life balance needed. Arts, beginnings, war – worthy opponent, the armed forces, physical strength, the ‘Hero’, creative pursuits. The Adventurer, the Dare Devil – expect the unexpected and expect to be dragged into it!

Aries are like Eveready batteries, they never seem to run out of energy. But when they do, they do so badly. In their drive to achieve they can push themselves to their limits too often, that’s fine when you are younger and can bounce back quickly, but once you pass 40 you need to start looking after yourself better. No point in being too ill to enjoy the success you have worked so hard for! Health is wealth.  Many Aries folk feel constantly driven to achieve and can ride roughshod over others in their pursuit of this. Fiercely intelligent, short on patience yet incredibly inspiring, take your vitamins if you want to keep up with an Aries!

 Other Astrology
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Venus – planet of Love and Money – is retrograde.  This will affect Librans and Taureans more acutely than other signs. This is having an effect on all of our relationships.

Venus invites us to get to the heart of the matter (be that relationships or finances).  Some relationships may feel the strain, as what has been ignored will now come to the surface to be dealt with.  And yes, it can be an emotional time for many, so if you have been feeling a bit out of sorts lately but can’t quite put your finger on why, it could be that you are feeling Venus retrograde. 

It will throw up where you are dissatisfied in your relationships (and these relationships could be your romantic, family, friends, and business relationships).

ESSENCES that can help you through this Transit:

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For those feeling ‘crucified’ by life, brings freedom, resurrection and transformation.

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Helps to heal broken hearts, brings strength and grounding.

(our most popular relationship Essence)

Heals the war between male and female.  Brings harmony and peace to personal relationships.

Full details about each Essence, can be found here:
Some folks might feel that things are stalling financially and emotionally.  In fact they are just slowing down to allow you time to sort a few things out.

Venus is also the planet of Peace, and She invites you to find peaceful solutions to whatever problems you are dealing with.

Venus connects us to Mother Earth –

- How is your relationship with Mother Earth?
- How much do you value and appreciate Mother Earth? 
- What can you do for Mother Earth? 
- How can you educate others regarding Mother Earth and help them to establish a loving, close relationship with Her?

These questions can also be applied to any relationship/s you may find challenging at the moment. 

Venus asks you to take a good look at your life and relationships.  Are you surrounding yourself with people (and things) that inspire you, make you feel good and bring you pleasure?   Does your home reflect this?  Do you feel like this at work?  Do you feel like this when you are out with friends?

Venus invites you to take a good look at the way you attract.  What/who are you attracting at the moment?  Do they lift your vibration?  Enhance your life?  Raise your energy?  Perhaps it’s a good idea to take some time out to re-evaluate the way you are attracting and to make some changes, so that you can start attracting who/what you really want.

- Reassess what beauty means to you (so many of my friends have just had new haircuts in the past week or so) – it’s an ideal time for a makeover and a new look.

TIPS for Venus retrograde

- Get back on track.

- Reconnect with yourself.

- Deepen your connection with Mother Earth.

- Review your finances (and avoid large purchases). Put some new, stronger strategies and plans into place for the year ahead.  (Need help with that? Read ‘Overcoming Underearning’ by Barbara Stanny. Read every page, do every exercise and your finances will change.  This little book has been life changing for so many).

- Focus on feminine power (keep the balance when you feel strong Aries energy surging through you, balance it with your femininity). Make decisions through the feminine side of your nature, not the male side.

- Wait until after 20th May 2017 before committing to someone or something big.  Do all your checks and research first, and take it step by step even though you might feel like gleefully rushing in.

Venus retrograde started 30th January, goes direct 15th April, but wait until She is out of the shadow period, which will be May 20th. 

Beauty, cooperation, peace and harmony are the way through this Venus retrograde.

NEW MOON in Aries

It’s the start of a new astrological year as the Sky Wheel turns to Aries bringing us an energy-giving New Moon and energy for new beginnings.  It is like starting all over again, a new start, a fresh start.  Enthusiasm and excitement returns for us all. 

Aries is a doing sign, Arians are not afraid to go for it and they usually get what they go after.  Aries gives us the courage and determination to make bold steps forward now.

We’ve just had Spring Equinox; new growth is all around us and within us now.  You can begin again.  The New Moon in this sign at this time is bringing you plenty of support to do this.  However, be patient with yourself and others, Aries is impulsive but Venus needs to temper this with Her feminine wisdom. 

It is a time of rebirth and reawakening and a time of moving forward now.  Stop holding yourself and/or others back.  We all need to move forward now.  Be courageous and just do it!

Be open to new perspectives.  Listen to what others have to say as the penny may drop and you may find something new opening up for you.  Drop your rigid beliefs, they belong in the past, it’s all about the new right now. 

Focus on your health too.  The cold Spring weather may have delayed your fitness plans, get them going again now.  Add more greens to your meals; add Dandelion tips and Chickweed to your salad, make Nettle soup etc.  These are fresh, seasonal and free in your own backyards! 

It’s the ideal time to launch something new – however, proceed with caution, as Venus is retrograde.  If it’s something you are doing on your own, go right ahead.  In collaboration with others?  I wouldn’t rush into anything until Venus settles after May 20th. 

These SPRAY MISTS will help to keep you on track:

Uplifting, increases your attraction factor!

Helps you to ride the ups and downs of whatever is going on for you.

Charges you with energy, gets you off your butt and manifesting your dreams.

Helps you to move through your fear so that you can make your dreams happen.  Brings courage and is very supportive.

Enhances whatever you are starting, if your confidence drops or doubt creeps in, it will lift you up and get you back on track again.

Helps you to get excited about your life again, reactivates your inner fire and energy to fulfill your Soul’s purpose.

Brings hope and promise, is uplifting and lovely to use around the home.

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Full details can be found here:

Bright Spring Blessings to y’all!

Elly x
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Wednesday 8 February 2017


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


New Moon in Aquarius
Artist: Josephine Wall


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.

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. 


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). 

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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.  


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

Elly x

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