As we transition out of the blazing heat of July, we begin to slowly shift into the cooler days of the harvest season. With the coming of August, we enter the first of the three harvest festivals known as Lughnasadh. Lughnasadh (also known as the Lammas or the grain harvest) is one of the eight sabbats of the Wheel of the Year that marks the start of the harvest season. This is the time of which we begin to reap the rewards of the labor we’ve put in the last few months and give thanks to the earth for its abundant harvest. However, Lughnasadh also means we begin preparation for the cooler months of the second half of the year and begin to shift our focus towards the act of slowing down. Therefore, this is a very significant time of mental and physical change for everyone. And today, we’re going to talk all about it.
In this article, we're going to go over everything having to do with Lughnasadh. From its history to its correspondences, traditions, and a few ways you can celebrate it today, let’s dive in and get started with everything you need to know about this merry sabbat.
The moon is considered to be one of the most divine sources of healing energy when it comes to spiritual practices. Connecting directly with our soul energy, ritual practices have been based around lunar cycles for centuries. From dances in the woods on the full moon to powerful intention-setting rituals on new moons, the moon guides us to journey within ourselves to set our inner magic free. But if dancing naked in the forest isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there are plenty of other ways to harness the moon’s energy in a modern sense, and one of the most popular ways to do that is through moon water.
Moon water is one of the most simple and common practices to perform to collect the moon’s energy and can be done in just a few minutes by anyone with access to water and a container. Here's a simple beginner's guide to making moon water at home and how you can use it in your daily spiritual practices.
As we shift out of the month of May and into the abundant month of June, we get ready to welcome in the energy of the warm, passionate, and high-spirited sabbat of Litha. Litha (also known as the Midsummer Festival) is an event that occurs every summer solstice and celebrates the peak of summer. This is a time of honoring the sun and the abundant fertility of the earth as nature is thriving, the flowers are in full bloom, and the light within us is beaming. However, this is also the time that marks our transition into shorter days in the second half of the year. Therefore, this sabbat is full of many unique traditions with a variety of different energy associations.
In this article, we're going to go over all things having to do with Litha. We’re going to cover its history, correspondences, traditions, and a few ways you can celebrate it in our modern world. So if you’re ready to welcome in the joyous energies of the season, let’s dive in and get started.
While we have survived the chaotic blood moon and lunar eclipse of May, the unpredictable energy is still lingering with us now, and this month, we won’t be given any break before our next major energy shift begins. In fact, we will actually be welcoming in a solar eclipse/new moon on the 10th of the month, which will stir more cosmic movement than before, making way for new beginnings in both love and money. Towards the end of June, we will be welcoming in the abundant energy of summer solstice and the rejuvenating energy of the strawberry moon within days of each other, which will push our need to search for higher consciousness and urge us to let go of past traumas. And to top it all off, Mercury retrograde is going full swing from May until the end of June, pushing our personal relationships and work partnerships to their limits, making arguments and frustration a common problem this month.
As you can see, this month is going to be overflowing with transformative energies tugging us in every direction, and it’s going to be a lot to take in. However, it’s also going to be a truly essential time for growth and overcoming past traumas and fears. Today, we're going to touch on a little bit of what energies and changes each Zodiac sign can personally expect to feel throughout the divine month of June.
No matter who you are, we all struggle with negative energy. Whether it’s in the form of stress from work, anxiety from past relationships, or just pessimistic people in our everyday lives, negative energy is all around us, and the constant weight of it can make us feel so scattered sometimes. However, just because negativity is present in our lives doesn’t mean we have to let it take us on a rollercoaster whenever it wants to. In fact, there are many unique ways you can block out these negative energies around you and align yourself with higher energy vibrations for a more positive, balanced, and fulfilling life. From meditation to smudging, the number of powerful spiritual practices that can help you protect yourself is truly endless. However, in this article, we’re going to focus on one of the most powerful ways today, and that’s through the use of healing crystals.
So whether you’re in need of protection from anxiety, nightmares, or even past emotional trauma, don’t worry; we have a crystal for that. Here are our top 7 picks for the most powerful protection crystals on the market to help you build a strong spiritual barrier unlike any other.
The first time we dive into spell casting, we feel excited and a little overwhelmed at the same time. We ask ourselves questions like “What if I fail?” or “What if something bad happens?”.
Some people believe that casting a spell means summoning malevolent entities or doing obscure and strange procedures. In reality, a spell is a spiritual way to focus on what we want and guide our mind to achieve a specific goal. Spell casting is, in fact, the process of raising and directing your energy into your intention.
In order to give your spells the best chance of working in your favor, you need to follow these eight steps and keep pursuing your goals with consistency and determination.
The divine Wheel of the Year has spun yet again as we have now passed the time of new beginnings and rebirth in Ostara and are on our way to the passionate and celebratory energies of summer. With the coming of May, we enter the fiery, sensual, and jovial Sabbat known as Beltane. Known for its bonfires and Maypoles, Beltane is far more than just a celebration of fire, but of the many cycles of life.
In this article, we're going to go over all things having to do with this Sabbat. We’re going to cover its history, correspondences, traditions, and a few ways on how you can celebrate it in our modern world. So if you’re ready to welcome in the joyous energies of this season and kick off summer with a bang, let’s dive in and get started.
Date: May 1st
Colors: Red, green, white, brown, & pink
Crystals: Rose quartz, sapphire, & emerald
Deities: Persephone, Pan, Flora, Aphrodite, & Cerrnunnous
Animals: Doves, cats, swallows
Herbs/Flowers: Yarrow, mint, thyme, rose, daisy, lavender, & marigold
Food: Bread, dairy, strawberries, cherries, oats, & red wine
The month of April will be a powerful, transformative, and propelling month of highs and lows for all Zodiac signs. Not only are we now officially in the warm and opportunistic energy of spring, but we are also influenced by the sign of the impulsive and confident Aries, inspiring us to act on all our new ideas this month. Now is the time of celebration as we start planting seeds of change, preparing for the warmer months of summer to manifest them into fruition. However, even as our minds are spiraling forward on our hopes and dreams, thanks to Pluto, the planet of rebirth, we may also feel weighed down by the problems of the past this month. This will stir up feelings of uncertainty as we are asked to release bad habits to make way for new opportunities. While this transformation may make things a bit rough, it is necessary in order to reach our full potential. But don't worry, it won't all be bumping waters, as we will end the month on a good note as Venus, the planet of love, enters Taurus mid-month, giving us time to slow down and have a little fun.
With so much going on energetically this month, it can be hard to predict what's in store for each sign. So for today, we're going to touch on a little bit of what energies and changes each Zodiac sign can expect to feel throughout the powerful month of April and how your individual sign can truly make the most of it.