Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What Celestial Influences Can We Expect From The Full Moon On March 1st, 2018?

The 1st Full Moon in March will take place on March 1st. In the month of March 2018, we will have 2 Full Moons. The 2nd Full Moon will be on March 31st. The first Full Moon in March is called the Worm Moon or Sap Moon by the Native Americans because the ground begins to thaw during this month. As the ground thaws, the worms start to break through the soil and the ground is getting itself prepared to provide healthy and nutrient rich soil for crops. It is also known as the Sap Moon because trees begin to produce sap as the weather warms up. The significance as these events is that we are able to prepare for the physical manifestation of our goals as we think about which seeds we would like to plant in our own lives and hopefully those seeds will bear fruit for us in the future. 

The Full Moon will be in the sign of Virgo at 11 degrees. The 11 has a significant meaning for us because numerically we are in an 11 year. 2018 - 2+8+1 =11. 11's project us forward as we move through the limitations of the human experience. 11's help us balance the dark and light within ourselves. 11's connect us with the light our soul and grounds that light into our Earthly existence helping us to remember how magnificent we truly are. Our intuitive abilities are heightened and will open up communication with the higher, higher self. Alignment with the higher, higher self brings forth enlightenment and deeper understanding of the hidden mysteries of spirit. The possibilities for us this year are huge! If the possibilities are ginormous, be prepared to grow at a rapid pace on a personal level. What does this mean? It means that there is no hiding behind self-imposed limitations. Be ready to have all of your self-sabotage brought front and center to be dealt with and healed. Trust me, it will be worth being uncomfortable in the end.

Virgo is an Earth sign which is reminding us to take care of our bodies at this time. Taking care of your body by eating healthier and visiting the Dr. when necessary is a must! Virgo's message about our health during this Full Moon is strong and clear. Is telling us to take care of our bodies and that we must make sure our health is a high priority in our lives.

The goals for this Full Moon will be; detoxifying ourselves of unhealthy habits, thoughts and behaviors and to listen to the guidance that is available via the higher, higher self.  The Full Moon will be opposite Neptune which may cause quite a bit of chaos in the way of misunderstanding others and vice versa. During this time of Pisces (March), we can expect psychic downloads, crazy - amazing dreams, our psychic abilities will be on point and we must not brush these intuitive nudges aside. We must also be aware that some of the negative aspects of Neptune may pop up in the form of; depression, illusion and our addictions may flare up on us. 

As you can see there is a lot happening during this Full Moon. Let's recap and break it down to the do's and don't during this time.

  • Ignore your intution
  • Jump to conclusions with others
  • Give into those unhealthy addictive tendencies
  • Take things personally
  • Allow yourself to be placed in a vulnerable position
  • Ignore the signs for help and assistance that your body is sending you
  • Participate in gossip

  • Meditate
  • Purge and let go of clutter - both in your inner and outer worlds
  • Allow flexibility in your schedule for creativity
  • Pay attention to your dreams
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Allow your imagination to explore 
  • Make sure you keep yourself grounded - spend time outside, carry hematite with you etc. 
  • Take responsibility for your actions and be proactive about making necessary changes
  • Be honest with yourself and others

When we are consciously aware of the celestial influences of the lunar cycles, we have the upper hand and are able to embrace these energies to the benefit of our soul's journey. Don't forget that we are in an 11 year, therefore, the potential to manifest the dreams we have been gestating for years is finally right at our fingertips. Onward and upwards spiritual warriors!

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

7 Crystals That Will Help Empower and Improve Your Love Life

With Valentine's Day approaching this week, many people are taking inventory on their love life, whether it's healthy, lacking or could use a bit of oomph. For some, they would like to bring in a new significant other, otherm may want help improving their relationships and many would rather spend their energy and time working on self love and acceptance. By wearing or carrying crystals you can shift the energetic dynamic of your love life.

Here is a list of crystals that can help:
  1. Rose Quartz - Unconditional love for self.
  2. Prehnite - Gentle healing of the physical and emotional heart. Brings in Archangel Raphael
  3. Garnet - Brings on the passion! 
  4. Fire Agate - Gives you energy and the stamina to get the ball rolling. It activates change.
  5. Mangano Calcite - Soothes past disappointments and wounding. Opens the heart chakra.
  6. Moonstone - Brings in a softer, romantic influence to any relationship. It also helps one embrace self-love.
  7. Rhodocrosite - Lifts depression and brings in a peaceful outlook on life. Rhodocrosite stimulates the heart chakra.

After selecting the crystals you would like to work with, be sure to cleanse them with sage or a crystal cleanse. Next, program them with your desired intention.

Some suggestions on how to work with them are:
  • Wear as jewelry by your heart
  • Place on the heart chakra
  • Hold in your left hand
  • Place by your bedside
  • Put the crystal (s) on top of your intention to bring unconditional love into your life -Recite the intention - I am opening my heart with ease and trust.

I always journal my experiences as I work any intention so that I am able to see what has shifted in my life as I align myself with my intention. I highly suggest everyone do so as well :-)

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! 

Blessings and Light,