Watermelon Tourmaline: Rainbow Tourmaline

The watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety that displays three different colors in the same crystal – green (the skin of the watermelon), pink (the sweet fruit) and white (the rind). As in the gem stone ametrine, the colors of the watermelon tourmaline occur 100% naturally. This is a rare occurrence in nature.

Colors: multicolored bands of pink, green and purple

Uses: For inner peace, harmony, balancing and energizing body, mind and spirit, polarity work, and problem-solving. Watermelon tourmaline encourages regeneration of the nerves, helps with paralysis and multiple sclerosis.

Star Sign: Virgo
Planet: Mercury
Element: Earth
Chakra: Heart

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TIPS FOR WATERMELON TOURMALINE

Wear watermelon tourmaline to enhance discretion

Carry watermelon tourmaline to help you see the funny side of any situation

Place watermelon tourmaline around your home to encourage humor

Hold watermelon tourmaline to reduce nervousness

Meditate with watermelon tourmaline to connect with your higher self

Give watermelon tourmaline as a gift to promote love

Keep reversed watermelon tourmaline near you if you are thinking of traveling to help you set your plans in motion

Watermelon Tourmaline Specimens

COLORFUL WATERMELON TOURMALINE PROMOTES A FUN-FILLED LIFE

WHAT WATERMELON TOURMALINE CAN DO FOR YOU:

Attract love.

Balance the male and female energies within yourself

Remove imbalances (and guilt) caused by conflicts and confusions.

The green part feeds your life force, while the pink soothes and harmonizes.

There are several varieties of tourmaline that occur in various colors: red (rubellite), blue (indicolite), yellow, brown, green, pink, black (schorl), watermelon (green, pink, white), colorless or partly colored. It can also be an inclusion in quartz (tourmaline quartz).

Following the Cycles of the Moon

Mother Moon. So radiant in the sky. Shining up the blackest night and heralding us into the dawn.

The Moon is one of the fastest moving celestial bodies in our solar system. It spends an average of 2.5 days in each sign of the zodiac and follows a 28-day cycle.

The cycles of the Moon are very similar to that of a female’s menstrual cycle, however, when in tune with their bodies, men will also feel the effects of Mother Moon as she radiates down in the night sky.

The tides of the ocean are also affected by the Moon, as is the salt water that arises within our own bodies.

It is in water that energy and emotions are stored, which is why on the night of the Full Moon we can feel our emotions stronger than most.

When the Moon is full, it often signifies completion or ending. Often we are able to fully express ourselves and know the direction forward from within our souls.

On the night of the New Moon, when the moon is dark and not yet visible, it is a time to go within. It is a time to plant the seeds that will flourish and bloom when the Moon is full again.

The New Moon is an opportunity for introspection and to go within. It is a time to delve inside yourself and to work out what you really wish to manifest for your life.

When you sync your energy up to the vibration of the Moon, not only will you feel more in tune with your emotions, but you will also be able to vibrate in harmony with your more intuitive side.

When the Moon is in one of the twelve constellations, it gives off a subtle change in energy and these energies can be used to help manifest and create the life of your dreams.

Making initiations, plans and setting goals for yourself when the Moon is in a favorable spot can be like tapping into your own secret source of magic.

The Moon is purely magical and when you learn to use her energies, you will be able to tap into the depths of your soul.

Here are the subtle vibrations that the Moon experiences as it travels through the 12 signs of the zodiac:

ARIES

When the Moon is in Aries it is an excellent time to start things and launch projects. Things tend to happen quickly when the Moon is in Aries, so definitely use this to your advantage when pursuing your goals. Anger can also rise when the Moon is here, especially if your Sun is also in a fire sign, so be aware of your thoughts and emotions and try to not say anything you will regret. If you do need to assert yourself or put your foot down, the Moon in Aries will definitely help you to build all the courage you need.

TAURUS

Be mindful over what you initiate when the Moon is in Taurus because it is sure to last the distance. Starting a business or financial investing when the Moon is in Taurus can also be extremely favorable in terms of longevity and profits. Making changes can be difficult at this time, so instead of fighting against this, choose to go with the flow and wait until the Moon shifts signs. Sensory perception is also heightened when the Moon is in Taurus, especially the sensation of taste. This is the perfect time to schedule a night out at an exotic restaurant or indulge in your favorite treats.

GEMINI

It is time to go with the flow and be open to change when the Moon is in Gemini. Mental stimulation and finding shortcuts or solutions to more complex issues may also be easier when the Moon is in this sign. Fun times, social events and networking opportunities are also likely to be fun and lively when the Moon is in Gemini. Information may also be revealed when the Moon is in this placement, so definitely use this energy to source facts, learn new things or schedule interviews. Writers and those who work in communication may also have their best ideas and inspirations when the Moon is in Gemini.

CANCER

It is an emotional time when the Moon is in Cancer. Emotions are more easily accessible and intuition may also feel strong on these nights. This makes it the perfect time to get in touch with yourself and your relationships with others. When the Moon is in Cancer it is the perfect time to establish a rapport with someone or develop a more intimate connection. There is also a strong desire to nurture and take care of others when the Moon is in this placement. It is also the perfect time to tend to domestic issues and matters within the home or family.

LEO

When the Moon is in Leo it is time to focus on your highest self, desires, dreams, and wishes. The ego self may also arise when the Moon is in this sign, so it is important to be conscious of any thoughts and feelings that are not aligned with your soul. It is also important to avoid over-indulging when the Moon is in Leo. This includes over-indulging on food, spending and also in your emotions. When the Moon is in Leo it is also the perfect time to conduct a presentation, schedule an audition or put on a performance or show.

VIRGO

When the Moon is in Virgo it is the perfect time to schedule health appointments, run errands and get organized. It is also the perfect time to get to work on complex tasks that require strong attention to detail. When the Moon is in Virgo it is also easy to become critical or overly judgemental towards others and yourself, so try to be mindful of this. If emotions run high when the Moon is in Virgo, it is best to try and rationalize things or to make pro’s and con’s list. The mind is strong when the Moon is in Virgo, however, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ignore the stirrings of the heart either, as the Moon is also sensitive and touchy in this placement.

LIBRA

When the Moon enters the sign of Libra, it is the perfect time to compromise or focus on creating balanced partnerships. It is also a very good time to resolve conflicts and make amends with those you love. If you are seeking to compromise or make a deal with someone, doing so when the Moon is in Libra will ensure fairness and balance for all parties involved. Because it is easier to see other people’s points of view when the Moon is in Libra, it can be difficult to make decisions or strong commitments to things. On these nights, social gatherings are also likely to be harmonious.

SCORPIO

It is the perfect time to hone in on your psychic abilities and strengthen your connection with all things spiritual when the Moon is in Scorpio. It is also a time to go within and really reflect on the deeper, darker parts of your soul. It is common to feel like being alone or to keep secrets when the Moon is in this placement, in order to assess and reflect in your own energy. Emotions can also feel very intense or even amplified when the Moon is in Scorpio, so try not to get too overwhelmed. Sexual desires may also feel heightened on these nights.

SAGITTARIUS

Adventure and travel are strong when the Moon is in Sagittarius. Use this time to learn, explore and allow your imagination to be free. This is the perfect time to expand on ideas, grow things and create things. In fact, when the Moon is in this sign, expansion, and growth are favored in all areas. When the Moon is in Sagittarius it is also the perfect time to start studying philosophy or explore metaphysical pursuits. There is an optimism in the air when the Moon enters this sign, so definitely use this energy to your advantage.

CAPRICORN

When the Moon is in Capricorn it is the perfect time to bring structure and order to your life. The Moon in Capricorn also favors taking on new responsibilities, so it is often the perfect time to take on a new job or make strong commitments in your life. It is also a highly favorable time for moving up the corporate ladder or starting your own business. This is a very ambitious placement, so definitely don’t be afraid to dream big and go after what it is that you truly desire. Emotions may feel reserved on these nights and there may be a tendency to clear out any emotions that are weighing you down or no longer serving your highest path.

AQUARIUS

It is time to break down the rules, boundaries, and restrictions that are holding you back and release all fears. When the Moon is in Aquarius it is the perfect time to step outside of your comfort zone and go after your dreams and wishes. It is also the perfect time to launch a tech related business or a business that may be untraditional in some way. People tend to feel rebellious when the Moon is in this sign, so be mindful of this energy. There is also a strong desire to stand up for freedom and human/animal rights when the Moon is in Aquarius.

PISCES

When the Moon is in Pisces, gentleness, and calmness is needed by the soul. This is the perfect time to engage in artistic or creative activities and to turn off the chatter in your mind. The heart speaks strongly when the Moon is in Pisces, so definitely don’t ignore any intuitive inklings during this time. Emotions can feel tender and delicate on these nights, however, expansion of consciousness and spiritual ideas are also strong. Avoid feeling sorry for yourself during this time and use this energy to really tap into your passions.

The Moon ultimately governs our emotions and what we need to feel safe and comfortable in the world and using signs of the zodiac can help point us in the right direction.

Using the energy of the Moon is a great way to enhance and bring more understanding to your life. While you don’t have to coordinate every activity in your life in accordance to the Moon, sometimes it may help to understand what energies you are dealing with at different times.

Note: When the Moon is traveling between signs it is referred to as being ‘Void of Course’, during this time it is best to refrain from making big decisions or making huge life changes as the energy of the Moon is not at its fullest.

Our Passion For Crystals

Since time began, Humankind has been fascinated by the Crystal Kingdom. From the spiritual majesty of Australia’s Uluru rock to the simple beauty of beach pebbles, we cannot help but notice the minerals of our Earth. We want to touch them, we want to use them.

Perhaps this should not be surprising as we ourselves have crystalline bodies and this is one reason why crystals have become a natural tool for healing purposes. It is known from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs on Emerald slabs that they were used for therapeutic & cosmetic purposes. Various tribes around the world still use minerals and crystals for magic, ceremony, and healing. However they are used, they are powerful tools and need to be respected. As they are tools, they can be used for negative as well as positive reasons and therefore cleansing and dedicating a newly found crystal is one of the first priorities we need to attend to, so that a crystal  “from this point on, is only used for the highest good of all”.

The negative potential of crystals has caused some religious belief systems to assume that anyone connected with Crystal Healing must be a practitioner of the Dark Arts! Nothing could be further from the truth. However, it is always wise to go to a properly trained Crystal Healer to be sure of a safe and caring healing experience. As crystals are tools they are only as good and as pure as the practitioner who is using them. Your intent is what most influences your experience with a crystal.

Science knows that crystals such as Quartz, Corundum (Ruby, Sapphire), Tourmaline, Diamond etc absorb, store and transmit energy that passes through them. This in modern times has been used to great effect in the industry, in items such as computers and watches, in medicine and surgery and now in Space programs. Although Quartz, in particular, is grown artificially within a few days, (for industrial purposes), it is interesting that when it is needed for programs in a space rocket, only natural Quartz will do, as its greater precision in storing and transmitting signals is vital in outer space. It makes you respect crystals, even more, when you think those special abilities have taken millions of years to evolve and grow

 

DIAMOND

The Crystal Kingdom has developed into a huge variety of form and color. According to those who have learned to use and love them, each crystal group has been found to have its own variety of healing and spiritual uses. You will find, as you read various books on the subject, the same crystal may appear to have different qualities, depending on which book you read! This is not to be fretted over, as understanding the qualities of crystals is like looking at a gemstone and that, while it is the same gemstone, each person cannot help but look at it in a different way, through its different facets, thus receiving different facets of the same truth. Secondly, each individual will resonate in a unique way with each piece of crystal and therefore each of us will react in a unique way to it. For this reason, it is very important we also learn to use and trust our intuition when choosing the ‘right’ crystal for a particular reason. Just because the book you are looking at doesn’t recommend your crystal for that particular purpose, doesn’t mean you have picked the ‘wrong’ crystal. Many of us have learned that crystals choose you! This is due to intuition and personal energy resonance – the two vibrations of your crystal and your self, vibrating in harmony, an entrainment of comfortable knowing.

 

QUARTZ AGATE

Here are two examples of crystals chosen for a very different purpose from what you might expect, according to commonly accepted beliefs. Rose Quartz is traditionally and widely accepted as a crystal for emotional balance. As a Crystal Healer, I was surprised, one day, to be Spiritually Guided to use it to cleanse the negative effects of chemotherapy. This was specific to one patient’s needs and may not be appropriate for everyone in this situation. Another example was in the use of Ruby. I have a gentleman I have seen as a client for many years and he suffers from S.A.D. each winter. We have found that Ruby, placed around his head, on the pillow, affects these depleted energies, and uplifts his mood considerably. Ruby is traditionally a crystal for the lower body, especially as a grounding crystal.

So, you may begin to see, crystals can be used in a variety of ways for Spiritual and healing purposes. From Spiritual Development, healing, and energy balancing, to psychic awareness and protection; also for strengthening the mind, the energies of the body and the emotions, not to mention the Spirit. They also have a place in balancing and cleansing the energies of the home, the garden, your pets and in the workplace.

Crystals also come in every conceivable size, shape, polish and color variation. Some people will only work with natural untouched crystals as they want to be sure they are in their original, natural shapes, such as clusters, single crystals and ‘massive’ forms (slabs or chunks of crystal – mainly quartz types – made of microcrystalline crystals). Others may only wish to work with smoothed forms such as tumbled stones, spheres, free forms, and eggs. This area of polished crystals opens up a whole new realm of appreciation if you are a visual type. Unless a crystal is of a  high grade, it can be difficult to see inside it, at the beautiful formations that Nature creates as it grows. These wisps, ‘stars’, angel and fairy ‘wings’, rainbows and ‘landscapes’ are a stunning vision of themselves and surely add to the loved one develops for the Crystal Kingdom. You do not have to be in the New Age scene to recognize how very beautiful this can be. There are many who collect crystals for the pure pleasure of what Nature can produce.

 

INSIDE QUARTZ CRYSTAL

Polished crystals also open up opportunities to use crystal in sacred geometric forms and precision healing tools such as wands and massage pieces.

Quartz Platonic Solids, famously defined by Plato over 2000 years ago, can be useful for advanced healing and balancing techniques. They consist of the 5 principle geometric shapes found in Nature. Other polished forms that are more easily available are the four sided pyramid, the prism, the round-ended wand, the sphere and the egg.

Several forms of complementary therapies are adopting simple crystal healing techniques as part of their practice, as therapists train in these different fields. For instance, massage therapies, Reflexology, Acupressure, Spiritual and Reiki Healing are all beginning to embrace the use of crystals directly on the body. A wider variety of therapists use crystals to enhance and cleanse the energy of their therapy rooms and others adopt the use of crystals for Feng Shui reasons. Also many now wear crystal jewelry to enhance the Aura in various ways.

To develop a passion for crystals is to develop a passion for life! It’s a bit of an addiction actually and never fails to fascinate. It doesn’t have to be expensive but your collection can range from a humble tumble to a majestic Madonna. As a Crystal Healer, I prefer to collect and use high-grade pieces as I prefer their vibration. However, there is no right or wrong – if you use your intuition sensibly and lovingly. When we bring crystals into our lives, we invite their transformative qualities to work at the very core of our being. In time this brings inner strength, comfort, and healing. They are such simple and beautiful tools and yet have the capability of creating great internal shifts, which can go on to reflect in your outer life, with the potential of lifting you out of old patterns of behavior and other states of dis-ease. Not only do their crystalline energies affect us, but also their ability to carry Light and color, which greatly enhances their fabulous vibrational qualities for healing and transformation.

Crystals and Color

Stones and crystals are often chosen by color for specific purposes. In fact, for any crystal healing system, color is a primary mode of organization and guide to the properties and functions of the stones for a treatment. You can use color as a rough guideline to the use of a crystal.

The area of color healing and other healing work with colored stones and crystals is a vast area of study. Colour is not the only factor or guide to the function of the crystal in healing and other work, but it is one of the most obvious guides when it comes to organizing your crystal companions.

Colour vibration creates a clear and direct resonance effect on the energy body and the mind, body, and spirit. Much of our response to color is built into our genetic and spiritual blueprint. While cultural interpretations and beliefs about color can vary greatly from place to place and time to time, there are many aspects that appear to be almost universal.

Physical color in the environment affects our moods, relationships, and our well being. Colour has a huge but often largely subconscious effect on our moods, actions, and mental emotional states of being. Our reactions to colors are led by a combination of biological, physiological, psychological, social and cultural factors.

Colors often have different symbolic meanings in different cultures. For example, white is the color for weddings in western societies and is the color for funerals in traditional Chinese Culture; red is associated with anger in America but with happiness in China.

Marketing experts, psychologists, advertisers, and designers have long used color to affect us directly. The color in our surroundings has amazing power to affect our moods and decisions. We can use color as a tool to create wellness and contentment, to incite passion or anger, to calm and soothe, and to express frivolity or seriousness.

As a tool for healing, color can be gazed at, beamed as healing light, meditated on, bathed in, worn, used in art, painting and in ritual (such as candle magic and mandala work). Spiritual light and color are used for healing the aura and the physical body for deepening meditation and to promote specific effects in the energy field.

Colored light is beamed through crystals using a light box, or light can be visualized and sent by intention amplified by crystals. Colors can be run as Shakti energies. Sitting under colored light or shining colored light on the skin is called Chroma therapy.

On the physical plane color is the result of light hitting an object. The color we see is the frequency of light that is reflected off an object as light strikes it; colors that we are able to see form the visible spectrum. The easiest way to become aware of the full spectrum of pure colored light is to take an old CD and hold it in light while watching the play of rainbow color across it. Rainbows are, of course, a full spectrum and have the range of secondary and tertiary colors as well as the primary colors. Colors react with each other either by harmonizing or contrasting with each other. A color wheel is a valuable tool for understanding color. A color wheel is an image of the spectrum bent into a circle.

The colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel form a related harmonious sequence. When you are mixing colors of paint or pigments, the Primary colors are Red, Yellow and Blue. Red and yellow make orange and they are equidistant on the color wheel. When you are working with light the Primary colors are magenta, cyan and blue. Computer screens are colored by light rather than with pigment and the green (as a primary) is a much lighter yellow green than the Emerald or grass green hue often used as the secondary color in pigment based color charts.

Primary means that in theory, you can mix all other colors from them, though it is not as simple as it sounds because pure red, blue, and yellow do not exist in pigments. You cannot mix the primary colors from any other colors; orange, green and violet are secondary colors and are made by mixing equal parts of two primary colors. Yellow and blue make green, blue and red make violet, red and yellow make orange.

The tertiary colors are mixed from equal parts of a primary and the secondary color next to it on the color wheel; yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange, yellow-orange, are the tertiary colors. White things reflect all frequencies of light, black things absorb all frequencies of light.

Complimentary colors are those opposite each other on the color wheel and they intensify each other when placed next to each other. They can be mixed together to form a neutral gray and when you view a photographic negative you will see the complementary color of the positive photo image. The complimentary colors of the pigment primaries are Red compliment = Green, Blue compliment = Orange, Yellow compliment = Violet.

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All colors, including browns, grays, and neutral colors are mixed from combinations of primary and secondary colors.

Hue is another word for color – it is used to describe close or similar colors; scarlet and crimson are both hues of red for example. Intensity, chroma, and saturation all refer to how bright a color is. Vivid bright colors have strong intensity; pale grayed colors are weak in intensity, adding white to strong red creates weak pink, graying a hue by adding the complementary color also weakens it. Tone refers to the relative lightness or darkness of a color. When white is added to a color the result is a tint of the color. Pink is a tint of red, adding black to a color results in a shade of the color.

Certain color effects seem universal, such as that of “warm” and “cool” colors. Warm colors generally include magenta, red, orange, yellow, and yellow green. They speed up our perception of time and produce feelings that are warm, cozy, and inviting. Warm colors tend to make things look near. These colors are associated with excitement, happiness, and comfort. Cool colors generally include violet, blue, light blue, cyan and sea green. Emotions associated with these colors range from calm and peace to sadness, withdrawal, and repression; cool colors create distance. Red, orange, and yellow (in ascending order) will elevate pulse, blood pressure, and incite arousal; even stimulate appetite. Blues and blue greens will calm and suppress the appetite, and lend a feeling of peace. Though the exact degree to which you feel these emotions will depend on you.

One of the most common ways for choosing crystals is with the chakra color associations. Here is a brief list of the most common associations with a few examples:

First chakra (root) Color: Red and/or Black – Physical and survival issues. Crystals: garnet, ruby, red jasper, black hematite, obsidian.

Second chakra (sacral) Color: Orange – Emotional Issues. Crystals: carnelian, fire opal, fire agate, orange jasper

Third chakra (solar plexus) Color: Yellow – Mental and will issues. Crystals: citrine, topaz, amber, sunstone, tigers eye

Fourth chakra (heart) Color: Green and pink – Love and spiritual issues. Crystals: malachite, emerald, green calcite, dioptase, jade, rose quartz, kunzite, pink marble, pink calcite

Fifth chakra (throat) Color: Sky Blue – Communication. Crystals: turquoise, amazonite, kyanite, aquamarine, lapis, sodalite, blue sapphire, azurite

Sixth chakra (brow) Color: Indigo or violet – Intuition. Crystals: lapis, sodalite, sapphire, amethyst, sugilite, Lepidolite, azurite

Seventh chakra (crown) Color: Violet or clear – Higher spiritual understanding. Crystals: amethyst, clear quartz

Animal Totem: Spirit of Coyote

SPIRIT OF COYOTE

Role: Trickster

Lesson: Trust & Seeing through Illusion

Element: Fire/Air

Wind: South Recalling the Child Within

Medicine: Shapeshifting

 Wisdom & Folly. Guile & Innocence. Stealth. Ability to Laugh at one’s Self. Hidden Lessons. Intelligence. Childlike Trust. Song of Life. Trickster. Shapeshifting. Teaching the Importance of Fun & Play.

A cry fills the night the haunting sound, a familiar one. Carried upon the ribbons of moonlight, a song that has been heard for centuries, never changing, yet heralding change.Generations & tribes of two-leggeds have long since come and gone and always, across shifting times and People Coyote’s song lingers on … .the melody often strong in our ears, in other moments, but a distant echo we vaguely hear.He sings to us of Family and the sacred bond of love.Coyote asks of us to expand our hearts beyond blood ties to include all the Peoplehuman, winged, four-legged, finned, as members of our Clan.Coyote sings to us of Changes to come.He is Trickster, Joker, the Fool & the Sage.Both the Wise Master and the Servant of Folly, Masleca sings to us that Truth lies within the Paradox

TRICKSTER

Native American culture is rich with lore featuring Coyote as a central figure.  Masleca is known as The Trickster, a paradoxical mixture of wise sage and foolish prankster.

The Trickster, always carries with him, lessons that are crucial to growth and change, yet the lesson he brings is usually one that is contained within a grand joke that Coyote plays upon the unwitting human.  As such, though he is a Teacher Spirit, his lessons are taught via the vehicle of humor and wisdom found within folly.

For the two-legged beside whom Coyote walks, there will be an aspect of their personality that is deeply playful and mischievous, yet they are equally capable of deep contemplation and introspection.  Though this may at first appear to be a great contradiction, such dichotomy is all a part of the paradoxical Medicine of the Trickster that is both the Wise Sage and the hapless Fool.

Coyote souls will most often learn their lessons the hard way as they go through the Earthwalk trusting those who are incapable (or unwilling) to be worthy of such innocent trust.  Such faith in Others is beautiful in its simplicity and geniuses, yet ultimately it brings to Soul of Masleca, lessons in discernment.

The Coyote individual will often make things much harder on him/herself than they need be, and part of their Lesson as they journey around the Sacred Hoop of Life is to uncomplicate their life and enjoy the “simple” pleasures.  For one whose outer personality is marked by a great curiosity, this can be exceptionally difficult to master as the focus tends to shift frequently and they become easily bored or distracted.  Yet if they can learn to discipline their sharp intellect, much can be accomplished.

This is not to say that they should attempt to focus only on one project until completed, but rather to find their own way of following projects through that can also appease their proclivity for multitasking.  Perhaps in realizing that it is acceptable to have a variety of projects going simultaneously, so long as the projects are completed, Coyote Soul can begin to “own” their success.  Often times, society teaches us that we must focus on only one thing at a time and to not veer from that one venture until it is completed.  For those who walk beside a Totem that is singularly focused (such as the Mountain Goat), this is a natural and “easy” process, yet for one beside whom Coyote journeys (a multitasking Totem), this is contrary to their inherent Nature.  Attempting to meet societal expectations and then “failing,” Coyote can become discouraged and lose faith in him/herself.  By recognizing that it is part of their nature to have several projects going simultaneously and combining this self-acceptance with a degree of discipline geared toward finishing those projects (even if this is done simultaneously), the two-legged with this restless Animal Spirit comes to recognize that there is nothing “wrong” with their approach, it is merely unique.

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TRUST & SEEING THROUGH ILLUSION

In Earth Medicine, it is recognized that each Wind or Direction possesses its own unique Medicine.  In the South, we see the Cycles of Summer and Mid-Day.  The Directional Totem for the South is Coyote with the Medicine of this Direction being that of herbs and the Standing People. Three is the Sacred Count for the South and it governs the Soul with the Powers of Trust, Faith of the Child, Enthusiasm for Knowledge, Understanding forged in the fires of Experience, Innocence and the ability to heal through the use of Herbs and Plants.  The South Wind teaches us the importance of retaining our child-like (as opposed to childish) Faith and Trust despite the adversities and challenges we all must surely face on this Walk of Life.

As the Animal Spirit that is recognized as the Totem for the South Wind/Direction on the Hoop of Life (Eagle is the Totem of the East, Grizzly Bear is the Totem of the West and Buffalo is the Totem of the North), Coyote reminds us of the importance of Keeping our Faith.

Observing the Coyote in his/her natural environment can be a study in comedy and drama as this beautiful wild canine endures all that is currently stacked against it to survive as the two-legged encroaches further and further into the wilderness and is becoming increasingly intolerant of Coyote’s rightful place on the Sacred Hoop of Life.  Yet in watching the enthusiasm of Coyote interacting with members of his/her family, or (as seen in the background to this page) when chasing prey, there is an unbridled and child-like playfulness about this Creature Being that reminds us all of the need to retain our joy and discovery of life.

Coyote as a Primary Totem will bring to the two-legged beside whom Masleca journeys, many lessons in Trust and Seeing through Illusion.  This can be a challenging aspect to Coyote Medicine

At heart, the Coyote individual will be an exceptionally trusting individual who will enter the Sacred Hoop with a heart that is virtually wide open and trusting.  Unfortunately, the two-legged with Masleca as a Totem Spirit begins the process of discovering not everyone is “worthy” of such trust as he/she encounters many individuals who take advantage of their open and trusting nature.

The lessons themselves may be presented in a variety of ways from lending money to a friend under the guise of being reimbursed only to be left “holding the bag” to having unquestioning faith in a romantic partner who betrays such trust in acts of unfaithfulness and/or deceit.  These will be exceptionally painful experiences that often leaves the Coyote with blaming the Self for being so “gullible.”

If the lessons represented by those painful experiences are not embraced and integrated into Conscious Awareness, the result can be a developing sense of disillusionment and the Coyote will become suspicious of even the most trustworthy of individuals.  For those who are operating from a standpoint of automatic suspicion, partners, friends, and associates who are honest and faithful, unable to operate any longer under such questioning of their integrity, will ultimately leave.  Hence, the wounded Coyote’s belief that the individual couldn’t be trusted in the first place will be reinforced and justified as it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The irony is that the Coyote individual is often very keen and perceptive, and on some level, they will intuitively know those who are worthy of trust.  A subtle “knowing” will inform them of those who are out to take advantage of their nature, and they will invariably be proved right every time, yet equally that same inner knowing will tell them when another can be trusted.

When operating from the Shadow or Contrary Medicine, the Soul of Coyote will be untrustworthy themselves, weaving tales and betraying the faith of loved ones.  If this is the instance, then the lessons encountered are much harder, as ultimately the lies spoken or unfaithful acts will ultimately be exposed.  The culmination of these lessons will often result in the Coyote losing one whom they cherish until they are forced to face themselves in honesty and truth.

In both instances, when the two-legged beside whom Coyote trots can learn to listen to his/her intuition rather than what they either want to believe or refuse to see, or if they are the individual who cannot be trusted and learn to become honest and truthful,  the lesson in Trust is well and truly absorbed as Masleca learns to pierce beyond the veil of Illusion of Self and Others to the Truth that dwells beneath.

SONG OF LIFE

The desert Southwest is often filled with the haunting cry of the Coyote’s howl.  Higher-pitched than that of their cousin Wolf, the Coyote’s song drifts across mesas and through sandstone canyons with a song that is simultaneously mournful and wise.  It is the call of unity amongst family members sung back and forth across vast distances as a means of staying in contact.

This same song is also a rallying cry between pack members before a hunt or to chase off intruders, or the serenade of a lone Coyote in search of a mate beside whom they will journey the rest of their lives.  As there are so many circumstances in which Coyote will sing, the call has become known as the Song of Life.

The one beside whom Coyote journeys will be an individual that feels they are here for a specific purpose or “mission.”  However, the irony often is that despite this strong sense that there is a goal to be accomplished on this Earthwalk, the Coyote Soul will spend many years in attempting to discern what that special purpose is.  At times glimmers of their “destiny” will appear clearly before their questing eyes only to suddenly disappear as ensuing doubts and issues of self-worth clouds their vision.

Only through exploring many different avenues will the Coyote eventually find the Path that his/her heart resonates to, and along the way, a variety of interests will capture their restless curiosity.  Above all, however, the Coyote individual needs to explore and investigate as theirs is an active and inquisitive mind.  Hence, fields in which they are challenged intellectually or spiritually will resonate the strongest with them as well as a field in which they can share their insights and knowledge gained with Others.

Some professions which the combination of qualities mentioned above might be found are in the communications field such as writing or journalism, the educational field or any Role in which they are able to transmit their philosophy, ideas, and ideals to their fellow Two-Leggeds.

Once the Pathway has been found, the Coyote’s soul with resonate with a sense of ultimate fulfillment as they begin the exploration of their “mission,” their voices will raise in celebration as their Song of Life rings forth.

Bear ~ Birth Totem

BIRTH TOTEM BEAR

Birth dates: August 22 – September 22

Birth Totem is: Bear

Clan of: Turtle (Earth Chief)

Wind is: South

Directional Totem is: Coyote

Conscious intent is: Discernment

Motive of Higher Self is: Soul’s Perfection

Plant/Flower: Violet

Mineral: Topaz

 Discerning. Careful. Practical. Precise. Kind. Critical

bear animal totemBirth Totem Bear is an individual whose outer personality is one of quiet observation.

As Birth Totem Bear moves through his/her daily life, there is a noticeable careful study of all he/she encounters and experiences. It is as though the intention is to sift and sort through all of the stimuli and input that the conscious mind encounters . . . to categorize and label each person, action, and event so that a greater understanding and assimilation can occur.

In the wild, Bear is an omnivore, yet their diet will consist primarily of vegetarian fare and larvae or grubs. To attain the morsels of squirming grub, the Bear must forage around beneath fallen logs and stones, sifting and sorting through the forest debris in order to be rewarded with the treats they so enjoy and that will provide the sustenance that will benefit their physical well-being.

Yet Birth Totem Bear will eventually realize that not everything can be understood with the physical senses alone, and the Individual Soul of another can never be neatly or completely labeled or categorized as it is dynamic and ever changing with that individual’s evolvement. Until Black Bear can come to the awareness that life is ever-changing and that to attempt to understand the process with the physical senses alone will inevitably (and invariably) lead to frustration, he/she will be stunting their own spiritual growth.

Just as Bear must rely upon her/his “higher senses” (intuition) in order to prepare for the lean months of winter and to alert him/her of impending threat, so must Birth Totem Bear learn to rely a little less upon “physical evidence” and more upon his/her inner voice and feelings. In this way, integration of Mind and Physical to that of the Emotions and Soul can take place leading to the Higher Intent of Black Bear’s incarnation . . . the Perfection of the Soul.

BEAR

Deep in slumber, dreams unending,
Wise old bear, patient, strong,
Send me dreams of transformation.
Grant me intuition along
With introspection of my life,
Inner listening, no more strife.

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CAUTION, HEALING, LEADERSHIP

The power of the Bear totem
is the power of introspection.
The answers to all our questions
lie within us.
Each of us has the capacity to quiet the mind,
enter the silence and know.

Just as the bear hibernates during the winter,
people with a Bear totem will be quieter
during the winter months.  But they
must awaken in the spring and seek
whatever opportunities are around them.

When you have a Bear totem,
you are being guided to a leadership role.
You must be fearless in defending your beliefs.

The Bear also encourages you to exercise
your abilities as a natural healer.

Bears are associated with trees which are natural antennas, linking the heavens and the Earth.
Bear also has links to the seven color rays of the Universal Light
as well as Lunar ties, linking the subconscious and the unconscious mind.
It is associated with the Goddess Artemis.

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Harvest Moon

BROWN BEAR – AMETHYST – VIOLET – PURPLE

August 23 to September 22

The Harvest Moon is the last moon of Shawnodese, Spirit Keeper of the South. The animal totem is the brown bear, the mineral totem is the amethyst, the plant totem is the violet, and the color associated with this position is purple. The elemental influence comes from the Turtle clan.

The Harvest Moon teaches about discrimination and fair decisions, good sense, perseverance, confidence, and the ability to analyze. The energy of this position is one of balance, rationality, and practicality. This is the place on the wheel that will help you truly understand the concepts of work and duty.

In the brown bear place on the Medicine Wheel, you need to guard against being overly critical of others, or cynical about life.

The brown bear teaches people experiencing this position about their capacity for creative curiosity; the amethyst about good judgment and justice; the Violet about their ability to penetrate to secret regions of the heart and soul.

ANIMAL: BROWN BEAR

Brown bear is the animal totem associated with the Harvest Moon. The brown bear is the same species as the black bear. In fact, some females will have one brown and one black cub in the same litter. Brown bears make their dens in holes, in caves, beneath fallen trees, in deserted buildings, or beneath waterfalls. They are generally careful and quiet creatures. Brown bears are omnivorous, eating anything they can get their paws on. Among their favorite foods are honey and berries. Their only enemies are humans and forest fires.

Bears are curious just like their cousin the raccoon. Bears are slow, deliberate, and pleasure oriented. They take the time to watch and learn from the things around them. They hurry in the fall when they must eat enough to sustain them through their long winter sleep. The bear’s hibernation is not a complete one. During the latter time of hibernation females have their cubs, so they have to be awake enough to nurse them.

Bears have a cheerful and good nature and share many abilities with humans. They can stand on two legs and walk for a short distance. They can climb trees; remove honey from bee trees; and spear fish, using their claws as spears.

Haida Bear Chief

To Native peoples, the bear was a very special animal. In many legends of the animal world, such as the one telling how the Spirit Keeper animals were designated, the bear is acknowledged as the head of the council of the animals. In that legend, the bear had long been chief of the animal council but his leadership was being challenged by buffalo, eagle, and coyote, all of whom felt they had attributes that would make them good leaders. As the debate between advocates of these different animals threatened the unity of the council of animals, Mudjekeewis, Spirit Keeper of the West, came to the council and told the four debating animals that because of the special qualities each had, each one would serve with one of the Spirit Keepers. In this way, all of their gifts would be utilized, and the animal council would stay united with the bear, who would also serve with Mudjekeewis, as the chief. Bear is Council chief because of his fairness, his strength, and his courage. In most tribes, the Bear clan was the medicine, leadership, or defense clan.

From working with the bear you can learn about deliberation, pleasure, observation, slow and steady movement, fairness, courage, strength, healing, and teaching.

MINERAL: AMETHYST

Amethyst

Amethyst is the mineral associated with the Harvest Moon. The amethyst symbolizes good judgment, justice, and courage.

It is a stone that soothes, pacifies, and teaches discrimination. Amethyst is purported to protect against black witchcraft, lightning, hailstorms, and intoxication.

It can help you achieve spiritual attunement as well as a good balance between the energies of the physical and spiritual levels.

Amethyst can help you understand the sources of your anger, and thus begin to release it. It also helps to soothe and clarify the Dream State.

Amethyst is a stone that stimulates nobility and purity within those who carry or wear it.

PLANT: VIOLET

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Violet is the plant associated with the Harvest Moon. Violet symbolizes quiet, warmth, and reserved sentimentality. The violet is also a powerful medicinal plant; both the leaves and the flowers are good as soothing agents, particularly for irritated mucous membranes. It is also high in vitamin C. Medicinally, Violet is good for penetrating the blood and lymphatic fluids, dissolving toxins in those areas. Violet can assist in healing cancer and toxicity in the stomach or bowels. It relieves sore throats, difficulty in breathing, and helps cure tumors of the throat, ear problems, and headaches. Violet is good for relieving toothaches and skin problems. It cools high temperatures. Violet can be used as a thickener in stews and for flavoring in hot dishes, salads, jams, and syrups. Being around violet awakens the heart to the fullness of its feelings and helps you understand the depths of your love.

COLOR: PURPLE

Purple is the color associated with the Harvest Moon. This is the purple of the shy violet whose flowers can easily be missed growing on the forest floor. It is also the color of deep amethyst crystals. This purple is the color of ceremony, ritual, spiritual insight, idealism and love of humanity. Some gradations of purple indicate someone using spiritual power for personal gain. Purple is the color of wisdom, but it can be used in either positive or negative way. Having purple around you will inspire you, bring you spiritual insights, increase your love of ceremony, and make you examine how you are using your power.

THE ENERGY OF THE HARVEST MOON

 TURNING POINT, PREPARATION, GATHERING

Harvest Moon teaches us the art of preparation through the act of gathering. This moon signals a time of abundance. Your hard work has paid off. The harvest is now full and ready for the gathering. Decide how much to enjoy, share, and store up for your future.

You may need to gather knowledge, courage, or even rest for the road ahead. Then begin preparations so you won’t be caught off-guard by the changes coming your way. It is all part of your personal evolution. Those born under the Harvest Moon are very good at looking after others but tend to deny their own needs. Prepare your own way, for if you use all your energy helping others, you will be facing a dry well. Enjoy the fruits of this bountiful time and gather up what you will need for your future.

PRAYER: 

Great Spirit, thank you for the gifts I receive in my life. I take this time to gather up what I need to prepare for the changes to come.

Amber

Amber is the fossilized resin of the amber pine tree, petrified over a period of 50 million years. Amber becomes electrically charged when rubbed with a cloth. Amber presents a soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time. Amber brings patience, protection, psychic shielding, romantic love, sensuality, purification, balance, healing, and calmness.

Energy: purifying, transmuting

Colors: light yellow to reddish-brown, also white, blue, greenish

STAR SIGN: LEO
PLANET: SUN
ELEMENT: FIRE
CHAKRA: SOLAR PLEXUS

amber brownTIPS FOR AMBER

Hold amber to boost your memory if you are forgetful

Wear amber to purify your body, mind, and spirit

Burn amber as an incense to purify rooms and spaces

Wear amber to bring you good luck and protect you from negative energies

Hold amber in your right hand to help you release emotion and focus your mind

Give amber to your loved one to symbolize the renewal of marriage vows

LUCKY AMBER IS SYMBOLIC OF LOVE AND GOOD MEMORIES

Amber brightens one’s disposition while purifying energy and instilling inner warmth.

Amber draws out negative energy and transmutes it into positive energy.

Amber can help one realize goals and heightens cognitive work.

Amber is excellent for inner child work and past life work.

Amber brings clarity of thought and general wisdom.

Amber relieves pain by drawing out the negativity.

Amber promotes good general health.

THE WISDOM STONE: LAPIS LAZULI

Lapis lazuli is a deep balancer and works especially well with the brow and throat areas. It can remove deep levels of stress and trauma from the system, although some discomfort during the clearing process may be experienced. Lapis brings the spiritual qualities of deep silence and perspective that can be unnerving to those unfamiliar with these sensations. It is in this space, however, that profound intuition and inspiration can arise.

Energy: truthful, serious

Colors: deep blue, often with flecks of pyrite or mottled with white calcite

Uses: Lapis lazuli is an excellent stone for psychic development, divination, protection, self-knowledge, wisdom, creativity, magical power, prosperity, doubling out, which is being in the physical world and the “other” world at the same time, shielding and shapeshifting. Lapis Lazuli is a thought amplifier; it expands awareness and is propitious for personal empowerment. Lapis Lazuli boosts energy and the immune system; it is helpful for respiratory or nervous disorders.

Star Sign: Sagittarius
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Fire
Chakra: Brow

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TIPS FOR LAPIS LAZULI

Carry lapis lazuli to enhance your natural abilities

Put lapis lazuli in your bathroom to promote relaxation

Give lapis lazuli to your partner to cement your relationship

Lift your spirits with the energy of lapis lazuli – a “feel better” stone to bring you out of depression

Keep lapis lazuli around your home and office to help you organize your life more efficiently

Place lapis lazuli under your pillow to relieve insomnia

WISDOM-ENHANCING LAPIS LAZULI BRINGS WONDERMENT

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli is a stone that protects from both physical and psychic attacks.

Lapis lazuli can help one say just the right thing, as if by magic.

It is an uplifting stone that will boost your psychic awareness.

Lapis lazuli gives the wearer protection and courage.

Lapis lazuli promotes gentleness in the wearer.

Lapis lazuli is used to contact guardian spirits.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli promotes healing, love, joy, and fidelity. Lapis brings truthfulness, openness, inner power, intuition, creativity, virility, and manifestation. It strengthens the mind and body as well as increasing awareness and spiritual connection/evolution. It can help organize daily life as well as organizing and quieting a busy or restless mind (erratic thoughts or high-strung personalities). However, it can be intense and should be used cautiously with nervous persons or those with high energy levels.

Lapis lazuli brings spiritual love and is known for enhancing love and fidelity within marriage.

LAPIS LAZULI DETECTING FAKES

Being exquisite and magical has its price.  Lapis Lazuli has become one of the most faked gemstones in the world.  It’s not easy to tell the difference between fake lapis and the real gemstone.  Each day the imitations are becoming better.

Imitation Lapis Lazuli is very common.  In more recent times large volumes of synthetically produced lapis have flooded the market place.  The imitation techniques are getting better each day.  Some of it is such a good quality that it is hard to tell apart from the real thing.

Many cheap minerals and gemstones can be dyed to imitate lapis.  Poor quality jasper, white howlite, spinel, sodalite or calcite can be used for this purpose.

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HOW TO DETECT FAKE AND REAL LAPIS LAZULI

The best way to detect fake lapis is by only looking at it.  Although you probably better be an expert because the imitations are so good that you can be easily fooled.

Primary Test

Magnification will reveal a totally unnatural appearance to this material.  Here is where you’ll see the perfect golden specks patterns the fakes have.  The flat blue and the white streaks when scratched will also be present.

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Lapis has that intense deep dark blue (ultramarine) color.  It is like looking into a well of water.  The fake looks flat dark blue.  Only the very best top quality lapis is a uniform blue color with virtually no fool’s gold.  This lapis is incredibly rare deeply sought after and costs a fortune.  This is the type of lapis you only see set into the finest 18k or 22k gold settings.

Spirit of Spider {Animal Totems}

Role: The Weaver

Lesson: Balance

Element: Earth

Wind: West The Quest Within

Medicine: Illusion

 Communication. Creativity. Divine Inspiration. Illusion. Balance. Nurturing Instinct. Mystery. Wisdom. Magic.

NAVAJO CREATION STORY

“In the beginning, there was the dark purple light at the dawn of being. Spider Woman spun a line to form the east, west, north, and south. Breath entered man at the time of the yellow light. At the time of the red light, man proudly faced his creator. Spider Woman used the clay of the earth, red, yellow, white, and black, to create people. To each she attached a thread of her web which came from the doorway at the top of her head. This thread was the gift of creative wisdom. Three times she sent a great flood to destroy those who had forgotten the gift of her thread. Those who remembered floated to the new world and climbed to safety through the Sipapu Pole the womb of Mother Earth.”

CREATIVITY

Many Native American tribes have Creation stories that include Grandmother Spider as the Creator who spun the Web of Physical Life. It is the glistening strands of this Web that all life is interconnected, with each creature being (two-legged, four legged, winged or creepy-crawly), Standing Person (tree), Stone Person, and all other forms of life, a vital and integral strand in this most beautiful and sacred Web.

To watch the Spider weave her web is to behold a beautiful artisan crafting a masterpiece of art. The intricate yet interwoven strands are paradoxically complex yet simple, bespeaking of an innate understanding that each Individual fiber is crucial to the balance and completion of the Whole.

What is more stunning than to walk upon a Web unexpectedly as it glistens in the center of a primordial forest, or to see the threads of the same web after a spring shower, tiny rain drops of water caught in the web and glittering as though thousands of tiny diamonds have been left behind, scattered carelessly by the sun. Such creativity is breathtaking to behold, a testament in miniature to the Creativity of the Great Spirit and the loving guidance of the Earth Mother.

For the two-legged beside whom Spider crawls, there will exist a depth of creativity that may manifest in any of a myriad of ways. Perhaps the talent is in writing prose that conveys a depth of feeling and spirituality, or it may be the human counterpart is particularly skilled at creating beautiful and intricate jewelry that will often have an etheric quality to them, much like glimmering strands of a spider’s web.

Whatever channel this creativity flows through, it is a quality and gift that must be expressed and allowed the freedom to flow. If creativity is not acknowledged in the Spider individual, then a very necessary and integral part of their Life’s Purpose is being denied.

Such creativity is divinely inspired and a Gift that is given by the Great Mystery. The paradox in this for the Spider individual may be that they will deny an awareness of their own creativity for many years in deference to other areas of their lives which seem to call for attention. Often, the area that distracts the Spider soul most often is that of relationships as much like Grandmother Spider was forever aware of her Children so the two-legged with this creature being as a Totem will tend to focus much of their attention on loved ones rather than nurturing and fulfilling their own needs. Yet if the Spider Soul does not give license to this creative spark, it will feel as though their life’s blood is slowly ebbing away or they are being “drained” of energy.

For the parent who has a young spider, all effort must be taken to encourage the child to develop their own individuality. Whatever form the Spider exhibits their proclivity for creative genius, that creativity ought to be enthusiastically encouraged, for this will be teaching the sensitive soul the importance of self-love and self-nurturing, while simultaneously gifting the World with the remarkable beauty these souls have come onto the Wheel to share.

As an adult, it is important that Spider Soul indulges in creativity. If the Spider is one of your Primary Totems (Power, Theme or Mission), and you are not currently aware or recognizing the fact that you possess creative talent, it is crucial to discover the buried talent and give it wings with which to fly. In so doing, the Soul is in greater alignment with the Purpose and Beauty of the individual Life Path.

COMMUNICATION

Another area in which Spider has been recognized as being a Creative Force is in a communication of all forms. The Seneca People believe that Spider created the first alphabet of the Two-Leggeds so that we could leave a written history of our travel, lessons learned and progress made on this walk around the Wheel of Life. Following is a recounting of the story behind the creation of that alphabet.

“Spider wove the web that brought humans the first picture of the alphabet.

The letters were part of the angles of her web.

Deer asked Spider what she was weaving and why all the lines looked like symbols.

Spider replied, “Why Deer, it is time for Earth’s children to learn to make records of their progress in their Earthwalk.”

Deer answered Spider, “But they already have pictures that show through symbols the stories of their experiences.”

“Yes” Spider said, “But Earth’s children are growing more complex, and their future generations will need to know more.

The ones to come won’t remember how to read the petroglyphs.”

When Spider is present as a Primary Totem, she will bring with her a gift of communication. Most often, this skill is conveyed via the written word, rather than orally delivered, as Spider Souls can be quite shy, though they are capable of weaving beautiful words in the form of poetry or fiction (think of a Spider spinning its web), that can leave the reader spellbound and enraptured.

If this talent is not obviously present, it has likely been repressed during early childhood. If this is the case, concentrated effort will need to be taken in resurrecting this suppressed talent, as part of what any Spider Soul is here to do, is to convey profound insight and wisdom via the written word. Again, this can be paradoxical, as often times the one beside whom Spider walks will be rather oblivious as to the true power of his/her words and ability to elicit strong emotions.

Parents and loved ones of Spider Souls should take great pains to encourage their child, spouse, or loved one, to explore writing. As sensual beings, the Spider individual will enjoy being given a special journal or book with textured paper, or a special pen with which they can jot down their thoughts, dreams, poetry and vivid plot scenarios.

Dreams are also an important area of the Spider’s life and they should pay special attention to their dreams. The Dreamweaver is a spider, and often it is through the slumbering hours and astral voyages that the Spider Soul will receive his/her greatest messages and insights. Keeping a special dream journal beside the bed to quickly scribble details of especially vivid dreams prior to having them fade in the morning light, is supremely beneficial to both the spirit and creative spark of the one beside whom Spider crawls. If not a journal kept beside the bed, then a tape recorder in which the dream can be quickly related to a recording, to be transcribed via handwritten or typed format later.

ILLUSION

As the Master Weaver, Spider spins a web of stunning intricacy and profound beauty. Such artistry is at the very core of many myths and legends that wind their way across every time and throughout nearly every culture, much like the glimmering strands of Spider’s Web.

In Native American tradition, the Dream Catcher is a representation of Spider’s Web. Upon the arrival of a new infant, a Dream Catcher is placed above the sleeping child, the threads of which are formed from sinew and fashioned in a beautiful flowering that can contain anywhere from five to ten individual “petals” with a small hole at its center. It is believed that the intricate pattern of the strands, attract bad dreams and energies to fall upon them. Once the negative dreams are upon the “web,” they struggle to break free and only further entangle themselves where they will be held until morning when the Sun’s rays will dissolve them. Good dreams and energy meanwhile, are allowed to slip through the center where they will travel along the beads and feathers to fall gently upon the slumbering baby below.

The two-legged beside whom Spider journeys, will possess a certain illusive and mysterious quality that is almost magical in its glamor. Indeed, Illusion in all its forms will be a key theme in the life of the Spider Soul.

Often, some of the most dazzling magicians share the Earthwalk with Spider as a Primary Totem with Spider assisting them in weaving a magic spell that enraptures a willing audience. Likewise, Spider is frequently evident as a Totem in the lives of actors and actresses, poets, basket and blanket weavers and artists of many kinds whose glamor is a part illusion, part reality.

When operating from its Lower Vibration, the two-legged is caught in the strands of the personality center wherein unresolved issues that have not been acknowledged and addressed will manifest in a variety of ways. For some Spider individuals operating from this tangled center, lies, omissions, and untruths will be spoken and woven with a complexity that is stunning to behold. Not only are these Spider types able to spin lies and half-truths, but they do so in such a skillful manner that others believe them. Only once this tendency to weave tall tales is acknowledged in blatant self-honesty and addressed, may the Higher Vibrations be given life and the Spider individual steps free of the deceitful past into a new light of Conscious Awareness.

Yet for those Spider Souls operating from the higher vibration, the result is watching a master artisan at work. These are the sensitive and nurturing souls that create a beautiful expression and vision that entices Others to reach for the best within themselves. In this way, Spider and Two-legged merge in a mission of bringing beauty and enlightenment to the All.

LUNAR ECLIPSE IN AQUARIUS, 7TH AUGUST AT 15 DEGREES, 18.10 UT.

An Eclipse opens a portal, releasing waves of energy that is available to us all, giving us a rare opportunity to get in touch with and listen to the inner voice of our intuition, our inner knowing, and wisdom, our inner compass.

It is the beginning of an Eclipse cycle that is ushering us into a new and transformative life-changing phase at immense speed, taking us to our next evolutionary level.

The pressure may feel quite intense, as this Lunar Eclipse marks the grand finale of three Jupiter-Pluto tense squares that have been shaking up everything from the personal to the political since November 2016. Pushing us to step up to our personal power and inner greatness.

The focal point of this Lunar Eclipse is the rare “Finger of God” constellation. A finger of God shows a special life transforming mission.

We are presently in the midst of a karmic mission on both a collective and personal level.

A “Finger of God” constellation looks similar to a pyramid, which dynamically pushes us along the path of our fated destination.

At the top of the pyramid is the Sun in Leo conjoined to Mars the warrior. At the base, are Pluto to one side and Neptune to the other, whose energies are seeking release through the Sun and Mars, causing huge tension, similar to a pressure cooker or a volcano about to erupt. The energy and power need to be released by taking action (Mars) so that we can materialize our wants and desires (Sun). Pluto and Neptune need us to achieve this by following our passion (Pluto) with faith and vision (Neptune).

We can achieve anything we want with this constellation, the Sun and Mars in Leo, promises us everything from fame, success to self-realization and expression of who we really are. Making the very most of our talents and passion through our inner fire, symbolized by the fire sign of Leo.

This Lunar Eclipse is a wonderful time for romance, fun, and play. Any social activities, as well as love, will be ramped up by the fire energy of the Sun and Mars in Leo. Important synchronicities, people, opportunities and new loves can enter our life now and between the Solar Eclipse in Leo on the 21st August.

Each Eclipse brings a new lesson with it to learn and to master; it’s a chance to move up to the next level of our development.

In the sign of Aquarius, this Lunar Eclipse is about how you live out your true free spirit, reigniting that part of you that feels wild and free. The Sun and Mars in Leo and the upcoming Solar Eclipse in Leo, wants us to rediscover our inner joy, to be creative, have fun, laugh and to spread our shining light to others while embracing our inner sense of freedom.

This Lunar Eclipse gives us an opportunity to leave behind any emotional heaviness behind us, it’s time to enjoy life to the full!

“The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”― Charles Bukowski

We can feel a sense of restlessness and the urge for adventure, (re)awakening our sense of wonder. It’s about dreaming and imagining, but also having the courage to chase our dreams, as Mars and the Sun in the courageous sign of Leo spurns us on.

“I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.” ~ Anaïs Nin

The Moon and the Sun make a wonderful aspect to Jupiter the planet of good luck, expansion, and joy. Signaling that our hopes and needs are just within our reach.

During a Lunar eclipse, the Earth casts a shadow on the Moon. As the Earth’s shadow blocks the light to the Moon, something similar takes place best likened to a restart to our computer. A reboot, a reprogramming takes place.

Lunar Eclipses, in particular, are times of high emotion, and they bring awareness. The Sun and the Moon, our animus, and our emotions are on opposite sides of the sky as if the other were a mirror. In the sign of Aquarius, we have enough detachment and objectivity to recognize any imbalance between our Ego`s wants and desires (Sun) and our inner most emotional needs (Moon).

A pivotal change and major shift in awareness can take place now and in the coming weeks towards your relationships and love.

Something buried and hidden in your subconscious, especially on an emotional level, as the Full Moon rules our emotions, can suddenly come to light. Something that has been blocking us, perhaps even since many years, that stops us being true to ourselves and finding happiness. The Moon in astrology represents our emotions, who we really are, on a deep down soul level, as well as our inner child.

More often than not, our ego represented by our Sun sign and our wants tends to ignore and subdue the voice of the Moon that represents our needs and our inner child. Which inevitably sooner or later, can result in becoming emotionally out of balance. We may have got what we want, the new job, the promotion, etc. (Sun) but what about our emotional needs? (Moon) Do we feel emotionally secure and fulfilled?

Many ignore their inner child and voice for many years, resulting, at some point, sooner or later, in depression or anxiety attacks. That is the alarm bell ringing, loud and clear, to get back into balance and in touch with your true emotional needs.

We can free ourselves from emotional baggage and dysfunctional emotional patterns at this Lunar Eclipse so that we will be able to take optimal advantage of the up coming immensely powerful and positive Solar Eclipse in Leo on the 21st August, that will help us to achieve our wants, desires as well as our needs.

The sign of Aquarius is known for their revolutionary qualities and we have a chance to revolutionize the way we think, live and love.

There may well be an opportunity for singles to meet new, exciting and passionate new loves, as Venus in cancer is coming up to an opposition to Pluto and square Jupiter between now and the next Solar Eclipse.

All Eclipse is close to the North Nodes of fate, making the Eclipse time highly fated. It’s destiny, putting you back onto the right path and if necessary making a course correction. Fated people and events can happen between now and the end of August, potentially taking you on a completely new and exciting path.

The Lunar Eclipse conjoined to the South Node of fate, is a balancing out of karma, bringing our past actions to fruition for good and the bad, personally and collectively.
We need to learn from our past mistakes, release the past and embrace our future and true life path (North Node) with greater self-confidence, belief in ourselves and optimism.

The ruler of the lunar Eclipse, Uranus, has just stationed retrograde, putting emphasis on our need to be true to our own unique self. There could be a need for greater freedom, even a need to break away from whatever we feel is limiting in our lives from within and without. It’s a great time to break away from self-destructive habits in all forms.

We’re feeling the freedom loving and rebellious energies of Uranus particularly strongly now.

Uranus wants us to celebrate our own uniqueness, our individuality. To live out our own special kind of crazy.We need to live out our individuality and do it our way, without worrying what others may think.

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”- Robin Williams

The North Node of fate in Leo is making a positive trine to Uranus. We feel the evolutionary urge to embrace change. We can feel inspired and creative and have a heightened sense of our own special uniqueness.

We can gain a real sense now, of where and how our future path to happiness lies.

The Sun in Leo and Moon in Aquarius wants to celebrate that there is only one special version of you. To be proud of who you are.

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LOVE YOUR INNER FREAK!

Uranus retrograde from the 3rd August to 2 January 2018

Uranus stations retrograde on the 3rd August and are therefore super potent right now. We’re feeling the freedom loving and rebellious energies of Uranus particularly strongly now.

Uranus wants us to celebrate our own uniqueness, our individuality. To live out our own special kind of crazy.

Just how much do you love your inner freak?

With the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius just around the corner on the 7th August, we need to live out our individuality and do it our way, without worrying what others may think.

Over the next 5 months, until Uranus goes direct again, we will become acutely aware of being true to ourselves and how much we are living out our own special uniqueness as Uranus’s energies become internalized.

Don’t change who you are
Embrace your inner ‘freak’

There’s no harm in it
To stand out from the crowd
And be different from the rest
Instead just be proud

Proud of who you are
And proud of who you’ll be
It’s easier that way
Just look at me

Now stand up tall
And be one of a kind
Set your own trends
And leave the sheep behind

Don’t let anyone put you down
You’re worth more than that
Being different is brilliant
From wherever you’re sat

So love yourself fully
Stay strong and true
Always be yourself
Always be you…

By Crushed Emerald

UNLEASH YOUR INNER GREATNESS!

JUPITER IN LIBRA SQUARE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN AT 17 DEGREES, 4TH AUGUST.

This is the last of three Pluto-Jupiter squares that took place in Nov 2016 and March 2017. We will continue to feel the effects of this transit until September. The next exact square will be on May 2023. The Pluto-Jupiter square gives us enormous energy and a huge drive to succeed as well as charisma.

We can attract now, what we seek.

At the same time, the square can cause a lot of tension and frustration that has been building up, somewhat like a pressure cooker, especially as we are now within the Eclipse window. We need to consciously channel this powerful energy into action and towards pushing through and reaching for our goals.

Don’t despair or give up, as we are just before a major breakthrough.

Everything is larger than life right now and so are your possibilities, providing we adhere to the principles of Uranus that have just stationed retrograde and stay true to ourselves and to our own special uniqueness, ideas and inspiration, that will help us to envision and forge the path ahead.

This is the secret to unlocking the power and success that lies within this Pluto-Jupiter transit.

We have the chance, especially now, to unlock this potential, as two powerful and positive Eclipses are taking place on the 7th and 21st August that can be a catalyst to set us off onto a new, exciting and life changing path.

Avoid dramas and ego battles at all costs, as Jupiter can make some peoples ego’s and sense of power, over blown, with some wanting to push through their dogmatic views and philosophies with force. However, for those that do, they will find they will come up against a wall of huge resistance, as Jupiter in Libra fights for fairness and justice.

When we choose to use our personal power with integrity, the Universe will conspire to make it happen. However, the opposite is true if we are only interested in power for power’s sake.

We need to be careful not to overstep the mark, by taking too much of a risk. There can be a tendency for over exaggeration. The key is to get the balance right between dreaming big and having just the right amount of realism to build your ideas and plans upon  a solid foundation for lasting success, which is indeed at our disposal supported by the grand fire trine until October between Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries and the North Node in Leo.

Squares can often present us with challenges coming from outside forces, that often seem to be beyond our control, but once solved and mastered, can lead us to great success.

Some of the most successful people in the world have major squares in their natal horoscope that they have over overcome and mastered.

Indeed Pluto- Jupiter can bestow great wealth, power, and fortune.

We can now become aware of just how great our personal power is and where it lies.We have an opportunity now to correct any imbalance of our personal power, especially if we have been giving it away.

Now’s the time to celebrate your greatness, rise up and reclaim your power.

Many on a subconscious level are afraid of unleashing and even denying the existence of their personal power, often afraid of not fitting in, being accepted and loved.

On a collective level, this is a power to the people aspect and on a personal level, we may well become aware now, of just how often we have been giving our power away and how much this has held us back in the past. Now’s the time to time to celebrate your greatness, rise up and reclaim your power.

We can break through our inner resistance and unleash our inner greatness!

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”-Alice Walker