Posts Tagged ‘Black Moon Lilith’

New Moon in Cancer ~ Astrology of this Black Moon

Tomorrow (Monday, July 20th) marks 2020’s second New Moon in the sign of Cancer. The first occurred as an eclipse shortly after Summer Solstice. Personally, that one opposed my natal Lilith (currently conjunct the collective South Node) and squared my natal Pluto. I FELT it big time, and I’m still integrating the physical and metaphysical shifts it triggered.

This second New Moon, called a Black Moon (like how a second Full Moon is called a Blue Moon), occurs with the Sun and Moon at 28 Cancer, exactly opposing Saturn at 28 Capricorn, along with a wider orb of opposition to Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn. Potent is an understatement!

The Black Moon is also quincunx the South Node at 28 Sagittarius, still closely conjunct my natal Black Moon Lilith. The quincunx (150 degrees, also called inconjunct) aspect can feel irritating. It demands attention and creative integration of two signs that appear to have nothing in common. With the collective South Node involved, it offers a chance for some kind of karmic reset. With my 29 Sag Black Moon Lilith less than one degree from the South Node, it feels like very old Lilith/wild woman archetypes are stirring and awaiting a new form of expression. I finished the Magician Portal yesterday and will blog it up tomorrow during this potent window.

Also in my chart, this Black Moon happens right on my natal anti-vertex, almost exactly sextile my Midheaven at 28+ Taurus. I expect some key shifts in relationships and career, but time will tell.

For a deeper dive into the energies of this New Moon, I suggest Astro Butterfly’s latest post, as well as Ann Kreilkamp’s post. Both of them look at collective trends and effects. Astro Butterfly explores more of the Capricorn/Cancer, Saturn/Moon axis, while Ann also brings in the square to Eris, Goddess of Discontent. One thing’s certain: things are coming to the surface, demanding attention. How will individuals and society step up or retreat as more and more things come out of the Shadows?

Kathleen Wildwood ~ Long Herbal Infusions: Why Drink Nourishing Long Herbal Infusions?

This keeps coming up, especially long infusions of stinging nettles. Herbalist Kathleen Wildwood (whom David and I knew when we lived in Madison) gives a good primer on long infusions, the how, what and why of them.

I would add that long infusions bring out more of the “essence” of an herb, including the magical properties. In the case of stinging nettles, this magical essence connotes sovereignty, strength and beauty — as long as you treat Lady Nettle with respect. Stomp all over her, and she stings. She contains the cure to her sting, though, and in some cases, like arthritis, the sting itself is curative.

Nettle infusions come up most often for anyone having a Black Moon Lilith issue. I always say, if there was a patron saint of Lyme disease, the Herxheimer reaction, histamine reaction, or “hysteria,” it would be Black Moon Lilith. On the physical and metaphysical levels, nettles calm and nourish that energy and turn it into strength. It’s kind of like fairy tales where the prince meets the old hag on the road. If he scorns or disrespects her, she curses (stings) him, but if he treats her with respect, she turns into a beautiful maiden or fairy godmother.

Herbalists say, “When in doubt, choose nettles,” but you can make a long infusion from many herbs.

Kathleen gives many examples, but my favorite by far is a quart sized jar of one cup dried stinging nettles, one licorice root tea bag, filled to the top with boiling water. The licorice tea gives a slight sweet taste to the earthy nettles, and for me, rounds out the flavors and properties. Not everyone can take licorice, though. It’s not for anyone with high blood pressure, so be aware of that if you opt for my recipe. Just sharing this post here again, because I keep emailing it to clients. Enjoy!

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This is a timely post from the lovely Kathleen Wildwood of The Wildwood Institute. David and I had the pleasure of attending many of her herb walks, classes and two wild edibles dinners hosted by Kathleen when we lived in Madison. I was just thinking about making a nettle infusion when her email came through offering permission to post her new article.

Long Herbal Infusions

Why Drink Nourishing Long Herbal Infusions? 

By Kathleen R. Wildwood, © 2015

          During the winter, people ask me what they can do to make up for the generous consumption of sweets, beer and other comfort foods and drinks that people use to keep up their spirits in the dark of the year. Though you cannot make up for the impact of these foods on your metabolism, you can drink nourishing long herbal infusions to help replace the nutrients lost, reduce cravings for less healthy beverages…

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Laura Bruno on A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic: Saturday, April 6

Just a quick reminder and links: this Saturday, April 6th, I return to A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic. Lance White (Zany) and I always enjoy our conversations and look forward to discussing current energy archetypes, Faerie, and various esoteric topics TBD. We go with the flow!

Here’s the link to my guest bio.

Here’s the link to A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic. We’ll be on Station 1 of BBS Radio at 7 p.m. Pacific/10 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, April 6. If you can’t listen live, you should also be able to find an archive on this page once they get it up. I hope you can join us live. We’re excited to see what comes through!

April 2019 Specials and a Radio Show

Happy April Fool’s Day! Despite today’s date, these are the real April 2019 specials.

Also, heads up that I’ll be on “A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic” this coming Saturday, April 6th at 7 p.m. Pacific/10 p.m. Eastern U.S. time. I always enjoy talking with Lance White (aka Zany Mystic). We’re never quite sure what will come up, but likely topics include Black Moon Lilith, faeries, devas, tuning into the Otherworld and other practical/mystical topics. I’ll provide the link and reminder closer to Saturday — just wanted to let you know about the live show.

APRIL 2019 SPECIALS

20-Minute Property or Home Reading

In preparation for spring cleaning and garden season I’m bringing back the 20-Minute Property or Home Reading special. You email me an address and possibly photos of a property you rent, own or are considering purchasing or moving to, and I email you my findings and suggestions. I can focus on the overall energy, things to tweak to support life goals, and/or permaculture suggestions and resources, based on my Permaculture Design Certificate and creation of a 1/3 acre food forest.

This 20-minute email reading covers time spent reading your email, tuning in and typing up my reply. It may also be combined with a Property Clearing/Relocation Booster ($77) based on whatever I glean from the reading. $77 if prepaid on or before April 30, 2019. ($154 total if you’d like both the reading and the clearing. If you’d like 40 minutes, you can also double the email time.) Please contact me to sign up.

$555 Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher Certification Special

Every once in a great while, I feel led to offer this special. I’m taking $95 off the normal rate for in-person or correspondence/phone/distance training and certification for Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher.

This special obviously does not apply to everyone, as you will need at least Reiki Level 2 Certification from me or another Reiki Master Teacher in order to qualify for the training. I also require a casual but effective application process so that I get a sense of readiness for this next level. 555 indicates divinely guided positive change, so it seems like an appropriate number for certification to teach “divinely directed healing energy,” another definition of Reiki besides “Universal Life Force Energy.”

People considering this special might find this Reiki Master Teacher FAQ post helpful in answering common questions related to discerning your own readiness and our compatibility as teacher and student. You do not need to know for sure you’d like to teach Reiki in order to take this training. You just need to feel ready to learn Reiki from the perspective of one who could teach and who has committed to living the Reiki Principles as much as possible in your own life.

For more than 16 years, many students who already received their Reiki Level 3 training from another Reiki Master Teacher have completed their second Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher Certification with me in order to increase their confidence and knowledge before going on to teach their own students. Because many teachers don’t teach others to teach, preparing Reiki Master Teachers to teach their own students has become my specialty. I honor this training process as a sacred journey and transmission.

If you decide you’d like to apply for in-person (in Kalamazoo, MI) or long distance Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher Certification, please contact me, and we’ll start the short application process. The message to post this special was so strong this morning, that I’m excited to see who steps forward. Offer valid if prepaid on or by April 30, 2019.

Tom Lescher/Kaypacha ~ September 11, 2013 Weekly Pele Report

Tough Love from T.L. Booyah! Rock it, Kaypacha. 🙂 I have soooo been feeling this, both in my own life and observing clients and the world stage. Boundaries seem particularly on the table of issues to deal with — physical, emotional, mental, spiritual — all the levels are getting major pushback. No more Mr./Ms. or Mrs. Nice Guy Doormat.

Enough is enough, and no, the world is not the patriarchy’s personal poop yard. Neither is our yard, the unleashed neighborhood dog’s personal poop yard — well, not for much longer. Project Dog Detective is in effect. Then comes more vigilant fencing, then come the warnings, and after that? Project Faery Hound. 😉 In all seriousness, we’re in an increased phase of needing to strengthen boundaries on all levels. People tend to project their own ideas of what’s appropriate onto others, thinking “Oh, I’ll just be nice. Surely, they won’t continue abusing the privilege or become obnoxious.” Well, sometimes that’s not the case. Sometimes we do need to speak up, shore up boundaries and strengthen our resolve. If you’ve already been feeling that, get ready for more.

From Tom/Kaypacha:

I have a right to be angry and get fired up,
When giving voice to the Goddess whose had enough.
For by piercing the silence imposed from without,
We create a new world worth shouting about!

“This week is all about 11’s, a master number to help us clean up some of the messes around here! We are all being called to task these days and it can be hard. It is a time to face the wind as strong, cold, or hard as it is and with determination forge a new world order (beginning with our own inner reality, then close relationships, then larger and larger circles of influence).

“The challenge afforded us through these times is to integrate the feminine qualities of softness, feeling, and inclusiveness into our personal and social lives. The old, easy way is when the going gets tough, we turn callous, cold, and hard….. let’s see if that can change into a strength that includes rather than excludes the wisdom of the feminine.

“In this report I mentioned a Lilith webinar I am giving as part of the EA network and a series I will be offering next month titled ‘Relationship and Intimacy in the Horoscope.’ You can find out more about both of these on my website http://www.NewParadigmAstrology.com I also mentioned the work of Mark Josephs-Serra that can be found at http://www.socialalchemy.eu Namaste’!”

Shedding the Limiting Core Beliefs

This Tom Lescher video has some funny color flashes, but it’s right on in terms of capturing the energies of today, as well as the wisdom and mystery of our bodies. Tom talks about this weekend’s Sun, Black Moon Lilith, Jupiter event as an “opportunity for us to become more conscious of our unconscious.” He reminds us that “You created the box that you’re in.” Here’s his YouTube summary:

“‘As I shed limiting core beliefs I value All that IS.’ The full Moon this weekend in Scorpio will dredge up from the bottom of our barrel all the old fears, memories and habits that keep us operating at half frequency as life goes by. It is amazing the stories our egos can tell us to justify staying small and NOT CHANGING!….. If we blow off these stories and open to what IS it can be amazingly PERFECT! Check it out! aloha…..”

Happy Full Moon and 5-5-5 World Liberation Day!