Full Flower Moon May 29, 2018 in Sagittarius – Cherokee Billie Spiritual Advisor

Time to Recharge Your Batteries! The May Full Moon falls in the sign of Sagittarius on the 29. This is the month of the Full Flower Moon. Can you guess how this full Moon got its name? That’s right –Flowers as Flowers are becoming abundant now. They are literally everywhere. It can also be known as the Corn Planting Mo

Source: Full Flower Moon May 29, 2018 in Sagittarius – Cherokee Billie Spiritual Advisor

To celebrate the Flower Moon, you can start lighting a bonfire when the sun goes down. Use fire to guide the way on your path.  You can also have a burning bowl ceremony to release what you do not need.

The colors for this Full Moon are Red, Orange, and Yellow.

The Stones: Ruby, Amber, and Garnet.

The herbs: Cinnamon and Mint.

Tree: Hawthorne

The power animal for this Moon Cycle is the Horse!

 

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MUSHROOMS WITH CACAO : ADAPTOGENIC TREATS TO ELEVATE YOUR BODY & SOUL

Many folks have been asking lately on how they can upgrade their sweet tooth with appetite curving herbs. There’s not really a particular herb that completely curves your appetite, but more of a lifestyle that you can shape that’ll prevent you from desiring a sugar bomb. Of course, we have amazing fruits like the miracle fruit, that when eaten it causes sour foods subsequently consumed to taste sweet. If you don’t happen to have this miracle fruit growing in your backyard, you should load up your fridge with cacao rich ingredients with actually good sweet sources, that won’t spike your glucose (and provoke dis-ease!)

I love combining cacao with mushrooms as they’re perfect for each other. It has been said that cacao is a good precursor for mushrooms, supporting a deeper digestion of the mushroom chemistry. Real cacao can also help with stress, as well as balancing hormones, just like mushrooms. Adaptogens help the body adapt from stress and daily stressors by having a normalizing effect on the body and preventing damage from potential cortisol build-up.

Aztec Secret: Cacao & Mushrooms
The psychoactive effects of cacao perfectly blend with those of medicinal mushrooms. It is a combination that has been used for thousands of years by the Aztec tribes of Central America for its synergizing effects. The cacao introduces a mild MAO-Inhibition, which intensifies the profound medicinal effects of the mushrooms, but there is more to than that. Cacao is considered a teacher plant on its own by Aztec priests, using it as a vehicle to access higher states of consciousness. And, when consumed in sufficient amounts induces a very distinct state of mind, what most people would associate to the 5th dimension or tantric consciousness. This dimension or consciousness is associated to the “one love” mind, where we access deep spiritual wisdom through the opening of our telepathic and intuitive gateway. Cacao in combination with mushrooms has been known to open the heart chakra, and meridian, allowing the heart-mind to merge to a higher level.

On a Medicinal Level, cacao is an activating component to the break-down of mushroom chemistry. For example, Reishi, known as the mushroom of immortality, has been extensively studied for its polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are believed to stimulate white cells and the immune system and possibly be involved in preventing new blood vessel growth, which has an anticancer effect because cancer cells growing rapidly need a good blood supply and encourage blood vessel growth to nourish them. Reishi, like cacao, and other medicinal mushrooms are usually cooked for long periods of time to activate,  in order to fully take advantage of its chemistry. Yet, many believe that the combination of the raw cacao with the fresh mushrooms have a powerful effect on the mind and body. A high-grade cacao can “unlock” the mushroom chemistry and provide a whole other medicinal and psychological effect.  Try it out and let us know how you feel!

Here’s an exquisite recipe that you can play around with. Sub with what you have available, and top it off with your favorites to make it beautiful and delicious.

ADAPTOGENIC BLISS BALLS

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted cashews

1 1/2 cups coconut pulp (leftover from making coconut milk, can sub  almond pulp or other nut pulp you have)

1 cup of pitted Medjool dates

1/3 cup raw cacao powder

3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted at room temp

1 tablespoon Reishi powder (optional, you can sub with another superfood of choice, maca or mesquite are quite good too for a maltier + energizing taste profile)

1 tablespoon Adaptogenic mushroom powder

a pinch of salt

potential toppings: Qi adaptogen protein powder, matcha powder, cacao powder, maca powder, rose petals, coconut dust/ flakes, hibiscus powder ( mangosteen, hibiscus is delicious too!), bee pollen, calendula petals, and beyond!
Process:
Throw the almonds into a food processor. A blender works too, I’m a huge lover of food processors for balls as they come out particularly fluffy and good. Pulse on medium a few times or press for about 20 seconds, to have them finely chopped (but not totally ground).

2    Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse on medium a few times, and then let it go for another 30seconds or so until you see the ingredients come perfectly together. I like keeping it slightly chunky, but that’s up to you.

3    Place “the batter” in the fridge to cool off and harden a bit. Then roll into balls after about 30 minutes of cooling off.

4    To finish, dust with delicious stuff like cacao nibs, rose petals (or any flower petals you love!), bee pollen toasted coconut, bee pollen, cacao nibs, flower petals, or flakey salt (Maldon salt is my favorite for desserts).

5.     You’ll probably devour them quite fast. Or you can store them in the fridge to keep them good. You can also not refrigerate them, and store in an airtight container. I suggest this if you’ll be eating them within a couple days if not just store them in the fridge.
Bring to a party or pack your lunch box armed with powerful herbs!

Spring is Here…

It’s officially Spring. Though it was official according to the calendar about a month ago, Nature has now spoken in southeastern Utah. Here are three plants that signal spring to me:

coltsfoot
The first coltsfoot flowers are up – bright yellow sunshine that can be turned into a beautiful tincture.

Coltsfoot Flower Tincture

  • Coltsfoot flowers, freshly gathered
  • Vodka or Brandy

Gather fresh flowers, enough to fill whatever size jar you are using. Cut or tear them up into small pieces. Include the furry, scaly stems. Fill a clean, wide-mouthed jar with the flowers almost to the top. Pour 100 proof vodka or 80 proof
brandy over the flowers. Fill to the very top of the jar and then cap securely. Label the jar.

When it’s ready, in six weeks or more, pour off the liquid. Squeeze out the flowers and compost them.
This yellow coltsfoot tincture can now be used in hot water, or in a good expectorant herbal infusion, decoction, or syrup such as can be made with flowering hyssop, mullein leaves, or white pine needles, for a few examples, to make an excellent remedy even more effective to help ease a cough, especially a dry one.

periwinkle

The purple periwinkle flowers with tell-tale, square-tipped petals, are springing up everywhere. Various species of this plant are used in cancer treatments, both as chemotherapy and as herbal medicine, but I mostly just enjoy nibbling the flowers.

nettle spring

Finally, the nettles are popping up through the brown leaves that are thickly covering them. I will rake them off, but the nettles are unimpressed with their weight. They are so tough and resilient! And guess what? They impart these qualities to us, every time we eat or drink them, or even simply hang out with them, perhaps consciously exchanging breath: you breath out, they breathe in. They exhale, you inhale. That simple practice can gradually take you deep into a relationship with the plants you use for food and medicine.
The same spirit animates us all and plants have much to offer when we take the time to listen to them. And nettles, well cooked in water and seasoned with butter and salt, are so delicious! If you don’t have your own to pick, get them at your local Farmer’s Market. You’ll be glad you did!

Spring Rituals

At Spring Equinox, in the east of the wheel, the sun crosses the celestial equator moving north. The day and night are in perfect equipoise: All over the world on that day, they are of equal length. What was conceived in the darkness of winter is now born? Newborn life is fragile and vulnerable, yet pulses with the vital power of the life force within. The first sprouts are peeking up out of the earth.

Spring Equinox is the peak of the power of birthing creativity into form — an opportunity to increase your energy and outward thrust so that you birth your dreams into the material world. 

After today, the days will be longer than the nights.

Ritual Suggestions

Element: Air

Colors: Lilac, green, pink, pale yellow, and sky blue

Smudge herbs: Lavender flowers, sweet grass, sweet white clover

Herbs for tea: Blue-violet leaves, oat tops, nettle leaves with spearmint, red clover blossoms

Meditation: Feed your ageless soul by meditating on your own rebirth tonight.

Personal growth question: How am I birthing what I conceived at Winter Solstice? What am I rebirthing in myself and in my life?

Ireland sabbatical

Snippets From My Daughter’s Sabbatical in Ireland

American pennyroyal was the first plant I ever heard talk back to me. She said she prefers ~Royal Penny~ and who am I to argue? (She also prefers “devastatingly attractive” to “so cute”.) Scotland was the first place where I heard a plant talk sarcastically – classic Scottish humor. I was trying to identify a weedy plant in the driveway, idly muttering, ‘I wonder who you are,’ and heard, plain as day, “Foxglove, I’m foxglove,” and I said, “I know foxglove, you’re not foxglove,” thinking of the garden beauties I was familiar with at home and she said, with substantial attitude, “Fine. I’m not foxglove, fine.” Guess who was right?

Ireland though, won me over with the sheer, sometimes overwhelming Spirit that shines out of every nook and cranny of the land. The pussy willows began to flower, the purple violets came out, and the dandelions began flowering. And I fell in love with primrose flowers (Primula vulgaris). The magic was hard to miss, the veils between this world and all the others were very thin. I must go back when Ireland is in full bloom, though it was a pleasure to watch the land turn that famous green over the course of the month since I arrived early in March, when it was still cold, brown, and sometimes snowing, and left at the end of the month when everything was springing to life!

One of my favorite things was that there are hundreds and hundreds of kilometers of marked walking trails everywhere. When the trails go through farmers’ lands they simply request that walkers leave open gates open and closed gates closed. In County Clare, the roads were windy and small and the vistas were gorgeous as were the lochs/lakes.

county clare

Down south on the Sheepshead Peninsula, all my walks led to the sea. So beautiful.

 

Perhaps most magical of all were the stone circles one encountered in so many places, especially in west Cork.

stone pillar

I felt thrills up and down my spine visiting these sacred places, and loved meeting local folks; artists, herbalists, musicians, and hearing music, and of course, drinking Guinness and other local brews in the pubs. I am appreciating my blessings very much and next up is Greece! I’ll keep you posted!

The Meaning of Uranus in Taurus, 2018-2026

By Lynn Hayes

Uranus is one of the three outer planets that represent transformational forces in the astrological pantheon.  Unlike Venus, Mars, Jupiter etc. which all represent an aspect of the personality, the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) inspire us to go beyond the limitations of our personality as signified by the natal chart.

On a personal level, Uranus demands that we find our own path that is our exclusive authentic journey, breaking away from the shackles of the expectations that force us to live a life that is not true for the individual that we know ourselves to be.  On a global level, as Uranus transits through the signs of the zodiac, it shatters paradigms and has the potential to create chaos as it dismantles the established order of things in order to create a new way.  Uranus is the libertarian – the egalitarian, the seeker of freedom and brotherhood among humans.  It’s synchronistic that the French revolution of 1789-1799 occurred just after the discovery of Uranus, with the call of “liberté, egalité, fraternité” – all symbols of the Uranian archetype.

Uranus has been in Aries for the past seven years and you can read more about that here. While in Aries, the sign of aggression, Uranus oversaw the splintering of governments into small bands of revolutionaries and the proliferation of gun violence around the world. Under Venus-ruled Taurus, the force of aggression we have seen over the past seven years is likely to calm down somewhat, but there will be a pulling in and contracting of spending and a corresponding recession. This is not a time for financial speculation or risk-taking, at least until we see exactly what kinds of energies we are looking at which will be clearer when Uranus retrogrades back into Aries at the end of this year.

Taurus is the earthiest of the earth signs, and I like to think of it being ruled by the Earth itself.  Under the rubric of Taurus, we find gardens, soil, physical comfort and pleasure, sensuality and fine fabrics, the pleasure of food (not cooking and feeding which falls under Cancer).  Under Pluto in Capricorn, we are seeing the decay and destruction of man-made infrastructure which is the area over which Capricorn presides.  Uranus in Taurus could bring significant seismic shifts and earth changes such as the eruption of volcanoes and earth changes.

Taurus is also associated with material security and the comfort of wealth, and Uranus in Taurus could create some major changes in the way wealth is distributed around the world.  Uranus is after all a revolutionary, and we could see something radical occur that would change the pattern of increasing disparity of wealth that has been the hallmark of Pluto in Capricorn which tends to consolidate power into the hands of the few.  We are likely to also see radical changes in the way money is handled, including the proliferation of cryptocurrencies (which is already underway) and perhaps the breakdown of our currency systems.

Uranus was last in Taurus roughly between 1935 and 1942.  This occurred in the midst of the Great Depression (which is a whole other astrological story with Pluto transiting the Sun of the US chart) and the Social Security Act was signed into law in 1935 just as Uranus entered Taurus for the first time, followed by other New Deal programs over the next couple of years. The 1930s were fraught with financial panics and credit defaults.

Uranus is inventive and innovative, and in its association with fabrics and textiles, the passage of Uranus has presided over inventions which changed our clothing forever as astrologer Patrick Watson reveals here.

In its relentless push for radical change, Uranus can sometimes be associated with deprivation and in Taurus there is potential for increasing food insecurity around the world as well as hot and dry weather.

In our personal lives, Uranus in Taurus will ask that we re-evaluate our relationship to our belongings, and re-examine our values regarding our earthly possessions and wealth.  Under Taurus, we discover the great joy in the small comforts of human life, and this period is an excellent time to take inventory of the assets we have accumulated and decide which are bringing real joy and which are creating needless complications.  Uranus seeks to liberate us and has the potential to create sudden change, so if we are mindlessly grasping for material things we may experience a disruption. This can be experienced negatively as a loss, or more positively as liberation and freedom to pursue a different path.

While Uranus in Taurus will have a global effect, those of us with planets in the fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius) will be most affected by this planetary cycle and could find it more difficult when Uranus comes close to these planets in our individual charts.

We can prepare for this planetary cycle proactively by evaluating our relationship to our assets, our comforts, our pleasures, and our planet:

  • Are we doing all we can to protect the environment?
  • Are we spending more time focusing on accumulating possessions and less time in true enjoyment of what we already have?
  • Are we connecting with the earth and nature and receiving nourishment from that connection?
  • Are we living beyond our means and overly dependent on credit?
  • Are we experience true authentic abundance in our lives, and if not, what do we need to do in order to find that sense of joy and well-being?
  • And as with anything Uranus-related, are we living a life that is authentic and expresses our creative, individual selves?

Of course, I’ll be writing more about this cycle as time goes by.


Here are the dates for the Uranus passage through Taurus (Eastern time zone):

  • Uranus enters Taurus May 15, 2018
  • Uranus turns retrograde in Taurus August 7, 2018
  • Uranus retrogrades back into Aries November 6, 2018
  • Uranus turns direct in Aries January 6, 2019
  • Uranus re-enters Taurus March 6, 2019
  • Uranus leaves Taurus for Gemini July 7, 2025
  • Uranus retrogrades back into Taurus November 8, 2025
  • Uranus turns direct in Taurus February 4, 2026
  • Uranus leaves Taurus for Gemini April 26, 2026

Crystal Savvy; Crystal & Mineral Identification Elective – Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy | Crystal Healing | Crystal Healer | Crystal Therapy | Certified Crystal Healer | Crystal Grids | Crystal Healing Course

 Ever gone to purchase a crystal and were a bit uneasy about what the seller was claiming? Have you looked at a crystal and thought, “Is this the real deal or is this just a fake?” Wish you knew more about the mineral kingdom so you could be confident in what you’re getting?

Why I believe in this course. I feel it’s so important that our metaphysical community not be in the dark about our crystals. We need to be armed with some basic geo-info regarding our mineral purchases so that we’re not taken advantage of in the marketplace… as I’ve been seeing far too much of that recently.So, I’m flipping the script with this new elective and breaking away from my usual thing. I’m going to be teaching mainly the science here. Of course, I’ll also be including a HEALTHY side-order of metaphysics alongside it.This doesn’t mean you need to go get a degree in geology. Just a bit of basic yet essential geo-knowledge plus some easy at-home testing techniques in your back-pocket can put you way ahead of any shady or uninformed sellers.And if the thought of learning science again scares you- not to worry. You’re in good hands. I have a reputation and a knack for breaking down scientific concepts in a fun, enjoyable yet simple and clear-cut way.

Impress others and boost your confidence with your geo-knowledge.Be much less likely to be fooled by fakes or misrepresentations, allowing you to feel comfy-secure in your mineral collection, purchases, and teachings.Have fun while becoming geo-EMPOWERED!

Having this info under you’re belt will allow you to be self-reliant; confident that you know what you’re doing and talking about when making that next crystal purchase, whether it’s at a local shop or at any gem show… or even selling them yourself!In fact, you’re going to end up pretty darned “Mineral-Smart” while also loaded with mega-crystal confidence after taking this

Source: Crystal Savvy; Crystal & Mineral Identification Elective – Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy | Crystal Healing | Crystal Healer | Crystal Therapy | Certified Crystal Healer | Crystal Grids | Crystal Healing Course

2018 Flower Moon Ceremony: Create Your Own Flower Moondala — Spirit de la Lune

Lunar Beltane blessings and Happy Flower Moon!

Source: 2018 Flower Moon Ceremony: Create Your Own Flower Moondala — Spirit de la Lune

The Full Moon in Scorpio ignites the beautiful energy of the pagan holiday Beltane, typically celebrated on May 1st… also known as May Day! The season is in full bloom and it is a time to ignite your passions, your love for life, and celebrate! The merging and union of the Sacred Masculine and Feminine can be seen within and without and can bring in healing, new love, and creative energy is high!

The Full Moon in Scorpio also happens to land on April 29th or April 30th depending on time zone!

For this Full Moon ceremony, we are showing you two ways to celebrate the beauty in your life! You can create a Flower Moondala out in nature or a Flower Moondala in the comfort of your home!

Elemental Blessing

After you create your beautiful Flower Moondala you can make an optional offering for the Elements. What you will need is:

  • Air: Sage or incense or just your breath
  • Fire: Your favorite perfume/anointing oil
  • Water: Moon water or wine in your chalice
  • Earth: A little bowl of sea salt or pink Himalayan salt

While honoring each element, offer prayers to the land and intentions for the rest of your season.

Honor the Air element but saying yourself and your group and the Moondala in a clockwise motion. You can also gently blow your breath or prana/life force energy over the Moondala.

Honor Fire with the anointing oil and anoint each chakra on your body. Add a few drops to the center of the Moondala.

Honor Water by drinking wine or moonwater from your chalice. Pour some libations on to the land and around the outside of the Moondala.

Honor Earth by taking the bowl of salt and taking a few morsels on your tongue taking the Earth into your body. Sprinkle the rest of the salt around the Moondala creating a ring.

Now enjoy the rest of your time here! Have a picnic, dance, and sing, make love, play music… Celebrate your life!

Full Moon is Sunday, April 29 at 6:58PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

This is an intense full moon with energy similar to an eclipse. It is an extremely important time to be mindful of your reactions and to take responsibility for them. If you are triggered in any way, you have an opportunity to look at those deep patterns that may be coming to the surface and work through them with focused and disciplined intention. Get help if you need it.

On the other side of this personal inner crisis energy is the support for expansion and the possibility of moving into something new and different.  This is also a good day for gratitude and honor as you celebrate all of your accomplishments up to this point in your life without being attached to how they have defined you.  Allow this full moon to support you in creating new intentions for redefining who you are.

ASTROLOGICAL NOTES:

Scorpio Full Moon

Sun in Taurus ~ Moon in Scorpio 9º

Sunday, April 29, 6:58 PM Mountain Daylight Time

(Monday, April 30 12:58 AM Greenwich Mean Time)

Scorpio’s Full Moon gifts can be plentiful ~ alignment with the feminine mysteries, diving deep, dying to the past, finding renewal, and powerful life force energy releasing when the shadowy subconscious material is brought into the light where it can be named.  These are gifts we may be challenged to receive this Full Moon.  Where Scorpio, Pluto and the 8th house live is where your shamanic abilities to engage the invisible world lie.

This Moon that is the culmination of all that was set in motion at the Aries New Moon is acknowledging us for the steps we have taken towards breaking free and stepping up.  We have completed the first of three Mercury retrogrades in the fire signs.  We are learning to honor our own divinity while relinquishing what cannot be controlled.  The chart here, especially seen in the aspects, asks for significant adjustments, adaptation, regrouping to include who and what doesn’t quite go down easily, resolution of stressful situations, swallowing your pride and man upping with apologies and taking steps to act in a new way.  Scorpio and Pluto are powerful medicines asking everything of you before granting the joy of rebirth.

We bow to the previous Aries New Moon as we reach culmination here at Full Moon for the experiences we have undertaken, crisis overcome and commitments we have made towards breaking free and stepping up.

The Taurus Sun and Scorpio Moon are squaring the North and South Nodes (Leo/Aquarius) within a degree forming a Grand Square in fixed signs ~ aligning all the fixed, power signs at cross purposes generally known to be a difficult array and causing stressful events.  Involving the Nodes suggests it’s a growth process for us where we need to let go, draw on skills we have attained, and take steps on that edgy new path (sucking up the growing pains we encounter).

North Node in Leo is exactly conjunct asteroid Ceres, so our basic bonding with parents where our self-worth has its fundamental roots is our point of growth here.  How we nurture our own hearts, how we can step into the power of self-love, and recognize our divine origins will measure how well we can love another as our self in another form.

The ruler of the Full Moon is Pluto, but also Mars.  Mars was the traditional ruler of Scorpio until Pluto was discovered in 1930 and given rulership over Scorpio.  And notably, Pluto and Mars are closely conjunct in Capricorn.  Mars loves the discipline and focus of Capricorn and is exalted there.  Pluto/Mars are in a special creative aspect, a quintile or 72º relationship to the Full Moon, so we have a portal, if activated by our intentions and rituals, focused on the Moon to connect deeply with the mysteries that this emissary of the feminine, water power sign Moon holds.  Call up the source of your creativity, fertility, and powers to destroy what you have created in the past and dance with your ability to heal yourself from the cellular to the cosmic levels.  This Scorpio Moon is rich, warm, deep and powerful asking you to go out into the night and return renewed and refreshed having touched something deep inside yourself that nourishes beyond the needs of the body.

Call on your ancestors.  With Vesta, representing that part of ourselves that we hold sacred and dedicate to a higher calling, Saturn, Pluto and Mars all in Capricorn, our elders, ancestors and wise ones are waiting to be called on to support us.  Mars has been given the mission of activating the powerful forces of Saturn’s discipline and experienced wisdom geometrically stronger being in its own sign as well as Pluto’s ruthless transformative force to eliminate stagnation.  Call on your ancestors, your allies, your guides to stand with you at this great shifting time.  Learn to ask for help.  Tremendous support is available to you for the asking from the invisible world.

Earlier in this week, Pluto has turned retrograde for the next six months; it’s powerfully at standstill now at 21º Capricorn. Here is an invitation to come and sit under the Tree of Life with your own inner elder and be taught by your own inner shaman.

Chiron entered a new sign this week for the next seven or so years.  Now at 0º Aries the powerful point of new beginnings, it is welcomed by Juno 0º Aries, the asteroid of intimacy and committed relationship and were in weakened expression, we give away our power to another.  Your intimate commitments may be under scrutiny and tested at this Full Moon.  Chiron will be taking us on a new healing journey with our masculine energies symbolized by Aries.  We will explore our freedom, our courage, and deepen our self-awareness.  Chiron will also retrograde in a couple of months to clear up any unfinished business in Pisces.  Chiron’s purpose is to transform our wounds into wisdom so we can be present for others, to mentor and teach, and to bring us into holistic alignment with our body, mind, and spirit utilizing earth-based medicine from the plant and animal worlds.

‘There is always help along the way’ wise ones have shared, and this Full Moon is no exception.  Who shall we look to?

Saturn at 9º Capricorn offers a channel to diffuse the lockdown of the Grand Square in the fixed power signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius all 9º).  Saturn trines the Sun and sextiles the Moon – both aspects of ease and opportunity.  We can look to Saturn’s long view of time remembering we are moving through a long, multi-year period of major transformation here on our planet.  We can lean into Saturn’s patience and propensity for order and discipline as a way to deal with the chaos that is arising – both inner and outer.  With Saturn trine the Sun in earth signs, it points to getting your life in order on the physical plane, taking those steps that give you peace of mind and stability in your day to day life and free you up to move on your creative ambitions.  Keep your physical body well grounded to better process the frequencies that are bombarding you and keep you out of a mental spin.

Mercury in fiery Aries is also in a helping position to the Grand Square created by the Sun/Moon and North/South Nodes.  Mercury, our communicating and networking ally keeping us mentally objective and neutral, trines the North Node and sextiles the South Node.  Here we are helped to learn new ways of communicating our truth to others, and we are able to let go of our fixed positions as we share our personal truth.

Finally, Neptune in Pisces 15º trines both the Full Moon in Scorpio and nearby Jupiter giving us the watery ruled emotional resources we need to turn this challenge of a Grand Square into nourishment for our spiritual growth as we continue to use forgiveness, acceptance, and surrender for ourselves and others.  We learn with each turning of the Moon to hold our lives as a choice.  Which will it be here? Crisis or Opportunity?

All Times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

05/15 Taurus New Moon 24º 5:48 AM MDT

Uranus enters Taurus 9:23 AM

Mars enters Aquarius 10:55 PM

05/20 Sun enters Gemini 8:14 PM

05/29 Sagittarius Full Moon 8º 8:20 AM

2018 Traditional Roots Registration – Traditional Roots Institute

May 18–20, 2018 | NUNM, 049 SW Porter, Portland Our fifth annual Traditional Roots Herbal Conference draws on clinical tradition and modern scientific research to offer the best of both worlds. Enrich your knowledge of materia medica, both for general conditions and as applied to clinical cases. We’ll have sessions covering bioregional herbalism, organoleptics, medicine …

Source: 2018 Traditional Roots Registration – Traditional Roots Institute

2018 Traditional Roots Registration

May 18–20, 2018 | NUNM, 049 SW Porter, Portland

Our fifth annual Traditional Roots Herbal Conference draws on clinical tradition and modern scientific research to offer the best of both worlds. Enrich your knowledge of materia medica, both for general conditions and as applied to clinical cases.

We’ll have sessions covering bioregional herbalism, organoleptics, medicine making, medicinal gardening, clinical case reviews and field applications.

We welcome community herbalists, clinicians of all stripes and newcomers who use, or want to use, herbal prescriptions as key components to reclaiming health and easing disease.

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