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Summer & Winter Solstices’

Summer & Winter Solstices’

Stonehenge

Facts about the SUMMER SOLISTICE:

• The earth’s axis of rotation is tilted approximately 23.5 degrees. That means that different parts of earth receive different amount of sunlight through the year, resulting in seasons and solstices.
• While the summer solstice is the longest day of the year, it’s not the hottest. Like an oven, it takes time for it to heat up – just like the Northern Hemisphere summer! While the earth may absorb a lot of light that day, it takes weeks to release that heat — meaning the hottest day of the year occurs later in the summer, in July or August.
• Stonehenge was likely used to mark solstices. While much about the Stonehenge, the famed stone monument located in the United Kingdom, remains a mystery, some scientists believe it was used to mark solstices when it was built about 5,000 years ago.
• The Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere is December 21st or December 22nd.

Midwinter

Facts about the WINTER SOLSTICE:

• The Winter Solstice is noted for countries living in South of the Equator, or in the Southern Hemisphere.
• The winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year.
• There is a theory that Stonehenge was built in the Winter Solstice (which in the Northern Hemisphere, North of the Equator) but there is still much mystery about Stonehenge.
• The word solstice comes from Latin sol “sun” and sistere which means to “to stand still.”
• The Winter Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere is December 21st.

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Native American Wisdom: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Native American Wisdom: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

 

“Often the stillness of the night, when all nature is asleep about me, there comes a gentle rapping at the door of my heart. I open it; and a voice inquires: “Pokagon, what of your people? What will their future be?” My answer is: “Mortal man has not the power to draw aside the veil of the unborn time to tell the future of his race. That gift belongs to the Divine alone. But it is given to him to closely judge the future by the present, and the past.”

Simon Pokagon, (1830-1899)
Potawatomie

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Crystal for the Week: AZURITE – EXPANDED AWARENESS

Crystal for the Week: AZURITE – EXPANDED AWARENESS

(Courtesy of The Healing Oracle Crystal Cards by Rachelle Charman 

For the week commencing: Monday, June 18, 2018

Crystal Colour: Vibrant Ranges of Blues
Related Chakras associated with this Crystal: Third Eye or Brow Chakra

What is Expanded Awareness or even Consciousness awareness? This means to be awareness of something far greater than ourselves. We need to release the illusion of all knowing to perhaps there is more curiosity of what we don’t know. Even as lightworkers, realists, scientists, teachers, spiritualists, psychics, healers, mediums and every single human being – we aren’t meant to know everything. This is obvious fact of life.

However, what we can know about life, is seeing things from a higher perspective of light and love. Azurite the crystal of both healing, wisdom and opening our third eye, brings our balance into seeing what needs to be seen, from our personal point of view, as well as the perspective of other people or other external factors involved. There isn’t no right or wrong answers either. It is just known and accepting what information you are been shown, by your intuition. It is important to trust it.

Recently, I have personally expanded my awareness about one big taboo topic: death. Many people are fearful about death and dying, and I just had a though: If you had the choice – would you prefer to a life filled with best quality of life, or the best quantity of life? Of course, this question is very difficult to answer, as no one can determine the extent of one’s life….as this is greatly determined by the Divine – and by the individual’s soul.

I don’t mean to upset anyone by this question, but merely to get you thinking: we need to let go of misconceptions around taboo topics. We need to realize that we can, and we should, question the world in which we live in. How can we make things fair in our communities – local, state, national and global? We don’t need to listen to streams of authority either. We all each have a responsibility to expand our awareness of truth and honesty with all of humanity.

There is more than meets the eye when you see a picture or hear a sound. Granted, everyone may interpret this differently, but it is time for a cause of action, and a cause of change.

For each person, their own expanded awareness will be different and unique, but we all need to be open and accepting with these experiences. When you are open to change, you can create change. Transformation is possible with nonjudgement and acceptance of self and of others.

Expanded Awareness allows all of us, to openly talk about change. Humanity deserves to be curious and mindful of everything and there’s nothing wrong in questioning it.

Trust and have hope.

Namaste xxx

So, in brief:

• Connects to and enhances your intuition; creating trust to follow your own guidance
• Expands awareness and allows you to see things from a different perspective, allowing transformation and healing to occur
• Dissolves old belief systems, concepts and misconceptions
• Opens you to vision and insight into your life and of others

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Native Wisdom for today: DIVINE LAWS

Native Wisdom for today: DIVINE LAWS

(Courtesy of the Native Wisdom for White Minds: Daily Reflections Inspired by the Native Peoples of the World by Anne Wilson Schaef)

Wisdom for the day of: Monday, June 18, 2018

“The rise of the mana (the power of) Maori is a positive and liberating experience which is part of the International struggle by indigenous populations such as the Maoris, for self-determination, cultural survival and escape from domination.”
– Sydney Moko Mead,
Maori Writer

When we view the planet from the perspective of spiritual laws that rule the Universe, it seems unbelievable that our indigenous populations have to struggle to survive. Yet, this is the world that we have created.

What a small step to it is to see that, just as the planet needs all the many varieties of flora and fauna, we need the voices and wisdom of these Native people.

Only when we see that we need variety for survival that will we will truly begin to live by spiritual laws.

If the Creator created these differences, then they, like we, are governed by spiritual laws.

A Maori man with ta moko (facial tattoo) and woman doing hongi (traditional Maori greeting) with the Pohutu Geyser behind, Te Puia (New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand
A Maori man with ta moko (facial tattoo) and woman doing hongi (traditional Maori greeting) with the Pohutu Geyser behind, Te Puia (New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand

 

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Card of the Day: TEN OF PENTACLES (Reversed)

Card of the Day: TEN OF PENTACLES (Reversed)

(Courtesy of the Rider-Waite Tarot Cards by A.E Waite & Pamela Coleman Smith)

While this card does suggest loneliness, loss and financial failure – to me this card is a reminder to take a step back and think about yourself for a change. We all need to consider self-care and self-kindness for ourselves first and foremost. Many of us, are parents, guardians or carers of children, parents, nieces, nephews, partners/spouses, pets and other family or friends, and we are always caring for someone else’s needs. For today, even just for a short time, this card is a symbol to care for yourself.

There is an enormous amount of pressure to be adults and to have many responsibilities to function and care for others – bills to pay, financial stability, emotional and mental support, health and well-being of others, we seem to forget in our society, that we are children too, just learning the ropes of how to survive.

Living day-to-today life isn’t easy and granted that one’s life daily living is indeed very different to another’s person’s daily living. We shouldn’t judge another’s circumstances of living. Because who knows…. we could very easy, be in that person’s shoes.

So only come from love, come from peace and remain in a place of understanding of another soul.

Namaste xo

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Card of the Day: PLANT MEDICINE – TRUTH

Card of the Day: PLANT MEDICINE – TRUTH

(Courtesy of the Shamanic Medicine Oracle Cards by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free & Flavia Kate Peters) 

Awaken as I take you deep
My truth reveals you’ve been asleep
You’ll see the world with bright new eyes
Assist those who still live in lies.

What is truth? Truth is both seeking our inner and outer being of ourselves. This also means to authentically live our truth. So, have you been living, speaking and being with and one with your own personal truth? In many Shamanic healing practices worldwide, plant medicine is used to gain and heighten clarity, journey work, and induce visions. Plant medicine has been used for thousands of years. There’s archaeological evidence to suggest that plant medicine, particularly herbs, goes back 60,000 years ago!

However, plant medicine is more than just portions and synthetic pills. These healing and natural remedies were and are still given from the Gods, from Divinity, to discover who you truly are. You are given the choice to accept or reject these remedies and healing properties. Why? Because we are given the choice to seek our own personal journey. And to make our decision to whether we are truly ready to accept our own pathway – whatever pathway that may be, with open arms.

The truth that we are seeking can only been shown to us, is when an individual is ready, and he or she, knows that they are ready. To distinguish between the dream state and the clear state, you are called to decide, a choice, and to live your truth. If you feel brave, courageous and strong – and you do decide to take the plant medicine – know that you can’t go back……for the truth stays with you….to guide you, and awaken you to the Great Spirit, for you then know you will then see our world in a new light. You will be shown to make change. You will be encouraged to seek the bigger picture.

With love and blessings,

Libby xoxo

 

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Super Moon in GEMINI – June Astrology 2018

Super Moon in GEMINI – June Astrology 2018

The New Moon on Wednesday June 13, 2018 is located at 22° Gemini. Gemini, whose ruling planet is Mercury, is the planet of communication. This is a time of true happiness and contentment.

This is a time of good fortunate, lasting happiness and protection for both you and your loved ones and is very fortunate to have the busiest part of the sky for the major fixed stars – and the new moon lands right in the middle of it! This is only separated by only 0°20′.

This June 2018 New Moon is a fantastic opportunity to set new goals, and for this reason, you may be encouraged or motivated to start a new project. The stars give the skills needed to do well in the business.

What is a New Moon?

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. Sun conjunct (joined or united) Moon gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative.
So, this is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

The effects of the June 13 New Moon will last four weeks up to the July 12 Solar Eclipse. The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of this new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the Moon lasts from June 13 to the June 28 Full Moon.

What is a Supermoon?

A supermoon is a new or full moon closely coinciding with perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.

According to the original definition of supermoon – coined by Richard Nolle in 1979 who is a professional astrologer, – a full moon or new moon must come within about 224,000 miles or 361,000 km of our planet, as measured from the centers of the moon and Earth, to be considered a supermoon.

To come in 2018, the three Supermoons to happen June 13, 2018, July 13, 2018 and August 11th, 2018.

The second of these three new moon supermoons on July 13, 2018, will present the closest new moon supermoon of 2018. Of course, these new moons will be invisible to the eye, unless you’re able to witness the partial solar eclipse on Friday, July 13, 2018. Just check and make sure to take proper precautions…. don’t look directly into a solar eclipse…. ever!

The Astrology of June 13, 2018 – SUPERMOON

The June 13 new moon at 22°44′ Gemini falls right in the middle of the busiest part of the sky for fixed stars. In fact, the new moon is conjunct 8 major fixed stars in 4 Constellations from 21° to 25° Gemini.

The two fixed stars that have a great influence on this New Moon/Supermoon are:

Fixed Star Mintaka in the Belt of Orion gives good fortunate and protection to both yourself and your loved ones. Both the Sun and Moon with Mintaka signifies good fortunate lasting happiness and notoriety. It also makes people discreet cautious, somewhat changeable, active, sharp and more alert in business. However, it also gives a public position, many enemies more successful in business, blindness of at least one eye, new and influential friends, valuable gifts, and a love of respectful women.

In additional this fixed start gives strength, energy, industry, organizing abilities, a sharp mind and good memory. The Constellation Orion gives a strong and dignified stance on natured of self, self-confidence, inconstancy, courage, arrogance, rebellion, violence, impiety, prosperity in trade and in particularly wonderful opportunities to travel for business or for pleasure abroad. Nevertheless, with anything with astrology, there is a need with balance, danger will present itself, of treachery and poison. In mundane astrology, this is the constellation of war, which is harmful to livestock, and is productive of unpredictable weather.

Fixed Star El Nath, is in the Bull’s North Horn brings forth good forth eminence and neutrality for good and evil. This does bring business success, honor through science, religion, spirituality, philosophy, however, you may find differences in opinions with others, and detriment due to your partner, or relative. The Constellation Taurus proclaimers the results the beginnings of large political undertakings. Wild animals who are associated with this constellation, will be dangerous to men.

The great Steller influence is Fixed Star Capella in the Charioteer is the brightest of the eight stars so will have a strong influence on this June Super Moon. After all, is it only 0°38′ behind the Sun and Moon. It is also the most fortunate of these stars and gives honor, wealth, eminence, renown, a public position of trust and eminent friends. It makes people careful, timorous, inquisitive, very fond of knowledge and particularly of novelties. While it may make many people interested and keen to explore a love a learning, studiousness, and interested in research, it will indeed make others odd, frustrated and annoyed, persistent in their dreams, or inquisitive curiosity.

Conclusion of this Supermoon of June 2018:

All in all, this Supermoon, will bring forth to you and your loved ones, new beginnings. The path towards bettering oneself as never been a clearer towards finding success, finding your own fortune and even putting your dreams into action. Enlightenment takes an individual courage, determination and risk-taking. Use this precious time wisely, and the best to your advantage. It all just starts with a well-thought out plan. We are all born to EXPERIENCE….and we are born to live to POTENTIAL.

New Moon June 2018 Times and Dates

• Los Angeles, June 13 at 12:43 pm
• New York, June 13 at 3:43 pm
• London, June 13 at 8:43 pm
• Delhi, June 14 at 1:13 am
• Sydney, June 14 at 5:43 am

NEXT MOON PHRASE: FULL MOON 28 JUNE 2018 (in Capricorn!)

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Card for the Day: FLOWER POWER

Card for the Day: FLOWER POWER

(Courtesy of the Magical Messages for the Fairies by Doreen Virtue) 

“Spend time with flowers and flower essences to increase your personal healing power”.

Nature has the impeccable way of balancing and harmonizes our chakras and our aura. By grounding ourselves, we are more in tune with our emotions, our intuition, and even our psychic abilities.

This card is a reminder that you can greatly benefit to get out in nature, to be surrounded by flowers, depending on the weather – if weather permits or if the weather is a problem because of the changing seasons – is flower essences. You can use rose oil to open your heart to love, especially the love towards yourself!

This message also means to means to study aromatherapy and to incorporate this into your healing practice if you wish, or to send flowers to a loved one.

Either way, the power of flowers with our dear nature’s Angels the fairies – is truly magical! We are surrounded by a powerful healing resource – nature!

Blessings xoxo

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A prayer for Archangel Azrael….

A prayer for Archangel Azrael….

Archangel Azrael helps anyone who is experiencing any form of grief or loss, but especially those who have experienced a loss of a loved one. He also assists those who are professional counsellors – particularly those who are grief counsellors. Azrael also helps everyone and their Divine soul cross over safely to Heaven.

Archangel Azrael can be called upon at any time, if you need support or help with any life transition or life changes.

Blessings

Libby.

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Crystal for the Week: PERTRIFIED WOOD – ANCESTORS

Crystal for the Week: PERTRIFIED WOOD – ANCESTORS

(Courtesy of The Healing Oracle Crystal Cards by Rachelle Charman)

For the week commencing: Monday, June 11, 2018

Crystal Colour: Crystalized wood
Related Chakras associated with this Crystal: Base chakra

We all have ancestors, those of whom have walked before us, those of whom have learnt valuable lessons in life, and those of whom have since passed on into the afterlife; the spiritual world; to Heaven.

While they are not physically here with us, their spiritual presence is still very much alive and in existence here. For what they only knew when they were living, to what they know now – in the spiritual world, they would love to pass on their guidance, wisdom and love to their forbearer in the living.

Petrified wood is formed when a tree crystalized over thousands of years. This beautiful crystal assists humanity in connecting with ancient tree spirits. This crystal can help you connect deeply through ancient medicine to your ancestors, over many generations, and through many cultures of your ancestors.

Ancestral karma will not only help you learn from your ancestors’ mistakes, and they too, will offer you knowledge about your own pathway, including loving you if you do make mistakes.

To come from a place of understanding and love has been essential since the beginning of existence of humanity. We all have something to learn from our ancestry past, present and future.

The circle never ends….it only continues….

So in brief:

• Strong grounding stone and centering crystal
• Assists in connecting you to the tree spirits to receive deep wisdom and healing from your ancestors
• Awakens the deep knowledge that lies within the blood and bones of your ancestry
• Assists in realizing and releasing any old ancestral karma brought down from the bloodline

Peace and love to you all xoxo

Libby x

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