We welcome an emotional and powerful harvest blood moon and lunar eclipse in aries today. The new moon in virgo began the partial solar eclipse on September 12th, grounding our intentions, activating this profound cycle into fruition. The new moon paved the path for inner work, healing karmic patterns that have been with us for lifetimes and have become crutches to our Soul’s evolution and growth. The new moon allowed us to reflect on what we needed to let go of, in order to be empowered. Working on our ego, committing to our inner work, as we stay humble, as we make the necessary self-adjustments to be more energetically resonant. This powerful full moon in aries, is about relationships, the exchange of energy, integrity and authenticity in our work, love and friendships. Finding the balance in all sectors of our lives, we are being challenged to look deeper. What is the driving force behind our relationships, are we coming from a place of fear or love? This powerful full moon’s energy is about transformation, requiring us to balance our male and female energies. Focusing on changes, evolution, endings and new beginnings. Big transitions and shifts are taking place, we need to hold a place in our hearts for gratitude, allowing us to distinguish the truth from the lies, to hear the tender music of our soul. We are stirring the seeds of desire, awakening our needs, illuminating our third eye to see clearly. What quality in us has dimmed and needs brightening? Follow your dreams with compassion, be patient as you unfold your potential. Feed your body with hope, make a passageway for the soul to fly into infinity. Fill your day with magic and laughter, as we let go of the difficult lessons learned on this journey. Open your heart wide open to feel the beauty of this life. Each sacred death has a sacred dawn, a celestial birthplace letting us know that a door is always open. We are entering a journey of deep introspection, navigating the layers of our own Self. Through the worlds within, we search for our own personal quest. Quietly we lie in peace against the Earth, in stillness will feel the solid, unmoving earth, yet for every ebb and flow of breath there is movement in our body. We experience the change between the worlds woven in us. Inside our heart beats, our blood pulsates, a river of life connects each cell within us, expanding and contracting. We are alive, and conscious of everything around us, we are waves of motion. Let us feel the warmth within ourselves, the awareness is awakening. From a place of stillness, we call forth movement. The flame ignites a fire between ourselves and others, between past and future, between the known and the unknown. We allow ourselves to dance away our fears, feeling the warmth of pleasure melting away tension and expectations as we pulsate and grow into rhythms of healing transformation. As we connect with the unifying force that ties us all together, inspiring and strengthening our purpose, allow Love to cleanse, and feed your will. From this unity, we can touch an underlying continuity that allows our separate parts to be held in relationship to something larger.
“And all the voices, all the goals, all the yearnings, all the sorrows, all the pleasures, all the good and evil, all of them together was the world. All of them together was the stream of events, the music of life.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Healing plant and Stone for Aries

Hops (Humulus lupulus)
Parts used: Strobiles (the leaf bracts surrounding the find flowers) and pollen
Rich in lupulin, volatile oils, resins and bitters, hops is a potent medicinal herb highly valued for its relaxing effect on the nervous system, improving the appetite and promoting sleep. Hops is also used for treating coughs, bladder ailments, and liver ailments. An excellent remedy for irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, nervous indigestion, peptic ulcers, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and other kinds of stress related digestive problems. In addition, the bitter principle in hops enhances the action of the liver, and aids in the secretion of bile as well as other digestive juices in the body. The tannins aid in healing many types of irritated inflammatory conditions. The strong antiseptic action helps relieve infections in the body. Externally as an oil, it is used to treat rashes and hives, alleviating the pain and inflammation of abscesses, boils, swellings, and neuralgic and rheumatic complaints, as well as eczema, herpes and ulcers. The official preparations are an infusion and a tincture. Hops is a healing visionary herb, combined with Chamomile, Lavender, and Vervain, it makes a blissful dream pillow.

The Banded Agate grounds and centers the energies of the Root or Base Chakra. It is used to ground your essence into your physical body. Red stones are used for protection, courage, and energy. The banded agate helps with blood, relieves anemia, heal rashes and wounds. Agate is a very protective stone, dispelling fear and easing anxiety and stress. Agate can cleanse and stabilize the aura by removing and transforming negative energy. Raising consciousness and awareness, encouraging quiet contemplation and assimilation of life experiences, leading to spiritual growth and inner stability.
Photograph of the moon by Fred Espenak of NASA.