3 magical ways to nurture yourself during a retrograde & Eclipse Season — Spirit de la Lune

This is our final eclipse of this eclipse season and this one might actually be visible for many on the northern hemisphere!

This is a penumbral lunar eclipse which happens when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned, but not perfectly. This means that the Earth blocks some of the sun’s light from reaching the moon and covers all or part of the moon with it’s shadow.

The lunar eclipse will be visible for many of us this time if the sky is clear. For others it might be eclipsing while the moon is rising or setting.

Here is alink with the timing and a map of the eclipse.

This is also known as the Blessing Moon. This full moon hits in the middle of summer when our gardens are starting to produce their first harvests and we begin to enjoy the bounty of our work.

RIght now we have several planets that are retrograde which can cause the energy to feel very intense right now. Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are all retrograde, and Saturn just went direct but is still in it’s Shadow period. This makes for some very dynamic times.

Herbs & Crystals to Support You

Clear Quartz

Known as the “master healer” clear quartz will amplify energy from other crystals, and can be programed by your intentions.. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz harmonises all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.


Selenite is the stone of the moon goddess Selene. It holds calm and clear energy. Provides clarity of mind, expands one’s awareness of the self and of one’s surroundings.  It opens the crown and higher crown chakras and accesses angelic consciousness and higher guidance.


Amethyst connects you to your intuition and subconscious while relieving stress and strain. It soothes irritability, balances the mood, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. A great stone to keep in the bedroom as it promotes restful sleep.


Since it’s also a calming stone, celestite is great for promoting sleep too. Celestite is known as a stone of extreme serenity because it connects the third eye, heart, and crown chakras.Celestite brings mental calm and clarity in the midst of any chaotic circumstance.


Angelite is a very calming and peaceful crystal that facilitates contact with your angels and spirit guides and helps to connect with your higher self. It enhances psychic healing and enables astral travel and spirit journeys. Transmutes pain and disorder into wholeness and healing, opening the way for spiritual inspiration.  It creates a deep feeling of peace and tranquility.


Lepidolite calms overactive minds, eases feelings of stress, and creates a sense of security. The stone is also known for its ability to help you access a peaceful dream state during sleep. Lepidolite brings deep emotional healing, soothing and reducing stress and depression.  Lepidolite dissipates negativity and insists on being used for the highest good.

  • Agrimony – ancient herb of healing, restoration, and benevolent protection

  • Angelica – warding and banishing, angelic magick, summoning strength.

  • Anise – Repels nightmares, but be sure to use sparingly

  • Calendula Flower – Used to induce restful sleep

  • Basil – blessings, love, money, and happiness, calms the nerves, insect repellent, blessings,

  • Blue Sage – smudging, meditation, relaxation, ancestral wisdom, peace

  • Catnip – Increases restful sleep. Especially good for babies and children

  • Cedar Leaf Tips – Repels bad dreams and nightmares

  • Chamomile  – Used for relaxation and pleasant dreams

  • Coltsfoot – divination, visions, love magick, healing from within

  • Dandelion – wishes, divination, calling spirits, charisma and success

  • Hops – Aids in restful sleep and healing.

  • Jasmine The dried flowers are useful for romantic and erotic dreams, especially for women

  • Lavender –  love and attraction, purification, relaxation, restful sleep, pain relief, growth.

  • Lemon Balm – A known for its ability to reduce anxiety and insomnia, tranquility, attraction, fidelity, teamwork, harmonious home

  • Marshmallow Root – love charms, psychic powers, protection, drawing good spirits

  • Mugwort – scrying, divination, psychic ability, lucid dreaming, Lunar magick Dream work, divination, helps with depression, leads to miscarriage,

  • Mullein – Protection, illumination, courage, guards against nightmares

  • Rose petals – Adds loving and peaceful thoughts to dreams

  • Rosemary – cleansing, purification, vitality, wisdom, protection

  •  Valerian – warding, enemy spells, transmuting negativity, feline magick, restful sleep, calming

Happy Full Blessing Moon & Lunar Eclipse!

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