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Happy Holidays, Happy New Year

Posted On: December 10, 2017

May this holiday season gift us with the blessings of gratitude, to count our blessings not in material things but what brings the gift of joy, love, happiness, peace, balance, enlightenment, spiritual fulfillment; and etc.

And as we reflect on 2017, may the lessons we've attained be applied towards becoming better version of ourselves. Also, to discover blessings within those lessons.

As the new year approaches, may we gravitate towards the new.


See y'all next year!


Reflections of 2017 and Predictions of 2018

Posted On: December 10, 2017

2017 can be summarized based on you, the individual because everybody's journey is different. A summary of 2017 can resonate with you but only you can define what it meant to you. In numerology 2017 was a year of one, 2+0+1+7 = 10, break it down to a single number digit = 1. In numerology, what is the lesson number one is teaching us or has taught us? Basically, putting ourselves first in our lives.

Putting ourselves first when it comes to helping ourselves, loving ourselves, believing in ourselves, taking care of ourselves (self care), learning about ourselves of who we are in soul and spirit, growing and maturing within ourselves, discovering who we are, what we are made of when it comes to our morals, beliefs, ethics and etc., shedding aspect of ourselves which no longer resonates; and etc. It's not selfish for anybody to put themselves first, to love themselves, take care of themselves and etc., because if you don't love yourself, how can you truly know love, understand love or love anybody else? If you can't take care of yourself, then how can you take care of another person? Putting yourself first teaches you how to love and care for another through you. That's one of the lessons for 2017.

It was also, a year of the return of the feminine energy and the awakening of the Goddess.

Women really took charge in 2017, whether it was taking charge of themselves, households, embracing and manifesting their destinies, opening and launching their own businesses and etc., whatever it was, the feminine energy was at work in 2017. Women were also exercising and utilizing their voices to speak out against several issues from: racism, injustice, police brutality, Donald Trump (Maxine Waters), sexism; and etc. Women from all walks of life, ethnicity, culture, heritage and etc. were finding their voices to speak out and bring awareness about sexual harassment. It swept the whole nation and became a global phenomenon of women taking charge of their bodies and not allowing their bodies to be disrespected, violated nor harassed. And brought awareness to it which changed the conversations and tone about sexual harassment, not just in the work place but overall climate of it.

2017 was a year of growth as well. One thing I came to the realization of is growth is quiet, it's silent because nobody sees the process of growth, only the result. Except for babies, their growth are not quiet with all that crying, puking, doodooing and those terrible twos. But their love, the unconditional love of babies is the greatest blessing of them all. Now back to growth being a silent thing, whether it's painful or messy, the point is you are the only one who goes through it alone and by yourself. Generally, nobody witnesses your growth nor even knows about it. For example: the caterpillar in the cocoon, although the caterpillar is shedding and being purged in the cocoon, nobody sees nor witnesses the growth of the butterfly. All we see is the result of that growth which is the butterfly. We don't even see the shedding and the purging of the caterpillar either. And growth requires shedding and purging.

"2017 is the ending, the old life. It’s time to leave behind everything that was necessary and served us to master ourselves but is no longer aligned with who we have become."

-- Audrey Kitching

We are about three weeks away from the new year, approaching 2018. Resolutions will be made, in the excitement of the new year, some will make commitments of "new year, new me" and make promises in the heat of those excitement. How many resolutions or promises that were made during the new year of 2017 were fulfilled and kept? Things that make you go hmmm.

Anyhow, 2018 is a universal year of the number 11 which represents self mastery. And a single digit number of 2 which represents duality. Doing research on this in numerology and astrology, 2018 can be predicted that an alignment with our inner truth will bring about self mastery, answering the call of our souls which will go against everything we believe or we're programmed to believe, and for many, duality will be a hard pill to swallow. Because of the way things have been imbalanced with religion, politics, systematic education and etc. Duality represents balance as in: yin and yang, feminine and masculine, light and dark; and etc.

So in hindsight, may 2018 bring forth the energy and willpower for us to master ourselves, achieve and master balance within ourselves and our lives, may we reprogram ourselves based on our soul's truth; and answer every call our souls whisper.


Surviving the Last Month of 2017 & Preparing for 2018

Posted On: December 06, 2017

Look at you hunny, you made it to the ending of another year. Count your blessings and be grateful! Because those in the graveyard would do anything to switch places with you. And 2017 is not done snatching lives yet, more like soul ascensions, reincarnations; and part of the evolutionary cycle of the universe. But anyhow, as many astrologers predicted, 2017 will end with a bang but don't let it take the bang out of you.

December of any year is usually an intense (as documented below by Audrey Kitching) and also, an emotional month. It's the month of holidays, transitions such as: the ending of a year and going into a new year, change of seasons from autumn to winter and the approaching winter solstice. December is also, a month of purging and shedding of the old and preparing for the new.

In the midst of all your shopping and holiday preparations, give yourself the gift of self care and solitude. And self care comes in many forms. A day at the spa, meditating, reading a book, solitude in the sense of allowing yourself space to quiet down to hear yourself and listen, reading affirmations to yourself out loud, bubble baths & champagne (as illustrated below); and etc.

This December is highly intense due to Mercury Retrograde. Mercury is the planet of communication and when it's retrograding, Mercury can be a trickster with communication, lack of and miscommunication. Remain grounded to stay above it all. The planets and cosmos affect us but it's all about learning and developing strategies (divine chess moves) to align ourselves with the universe to benefit us.

Keyword in Mercury Retrograde is "Re." So in retrospect: reflect, relax, release, rejoice, rejuvenate, redeem, refocus, recover, reestablish, redevelop, replenish, recreate, review, reconsider, be responsible, reserve, refresh, relinquish (to shed, let go), revitalize, be reasonable, reconnect from within, revision to envision, reaffirm, discover what resonates from within, readjust, refine yourself to receive, rebuild, retreat if necessary, rebirth, find the remedy to heal, repair, rebuke, respond not from an emotional state but a logical one, relate, reset, reprogram, reevaluate, realign; and etc. You get the point, well at least I hope you do. Mercury Retrograde is what you make it, as with anything in life. It's only negative if you let it be, so find the positive in all things and utilize it to benefit you!

Being that December is an intense month and with the combination of Mercury Retrograde, it can stir a lot of fire and heat in the air for a cold month. Most of it stemming from lack of communication and miscommunication due to Mercury Retrograde and also, the intensity of energies December is generating. But all is not lost nor is it bad. 

Grounding oneself can help alleviate chaotic influences during a retrograde, to bring clarity to oneself and clear any funky energies which can cause miscommunication in our daily lives. Mercury is ruled by air, so during a Retrograde, grounding is a great way to center oneself.

There you have it, sip some wine, have a toast & drink champagne or pour some out for the homies, and enjoy all the festivities December brings.

Going into the new year, light a candle, say a prayer, set your intentions; and manifest. Tap into your inner magick, make 2018 a magical year and beyond!


Revised 12/9/17 by Sasha.


The Only Supermoon for 2017 - Gemini Full Moon

Posted On: December 02, 2017

Full Moon SuperMoon (Dec 3) in Gemini is prismatic with information, able to shapeshift into multiple expressions. Not an easy path to discern. Best not to get swept up with the tides of misinformation, instead ground into your own center and listen deeply to your Soul. With Mercury just having turned retrograde, there is much to reflect on. This a healing time as well as a time of self-mastery where we have an opportunity to cleanse our perceptions and open up to a new way. Time to upgrade our thinking and remember that we are free to perceive our experience in what ever way we choose. We are powerful beyond measure. Trust in your process and trust in your heart.

Pam Younghans says,

"Depending on which direction we choose to look we can feel profound inspiration and hope or great frustration and disillusionment. Since both Saturn and Mercury are at the same degree as the Galactic Center, this alignment indicates an opportunity for a major reset. This is a time when we can take significant steps in releasing old patterns that have blocked our progress.”

Leah Whitehorse says,

“This big bright supermoon occurs on a day supercharged with astrological activity..Fact and fiction are blended, shaken and stirred and served with a slice of sleight of hand.. Neptune’s confusing vibration can sometimes make us feel weak or defeated before we even start… If you feel confused, stand still, tune into your heart… Let the distraction of the world fall away until you can hear your own inner dialogue..No matter how strange these times are, remember you have a direct line to the cosmos.”

Divine Harmony shares,

"The last Full Moon of 2017 is going out with a bang! …bringing into the full Light of consciousness information, communication, ideas and thinking that needs to be seen for what it is...”

“It’s so important right now karmically to be honest, direct and clear- with ourselves and with others.” Jessica Shepherd says, it’s an “opportunity to catch our awareness mid-stream, to observe how we are deluding or deceiving our self through wrong stories, false perceptions. Astrologer Steven Forrest calls this Neptunian process ‘cleaning the windows’. By becoming aware of what’s obscuring our windows (wrong perceptions), we discover clarity, truth, oneness.”

For more insight and to read more about 2017's last full moon and only supermoon in Gemini, click on the link below.

Gemini Full Moon Insight


Reference, art and source of article: Mystic Mamma


Energy Reading - Gemini Full Moon {Supermoon} for December 3, 2017

Posted On: December 02, 2017

Can you feel it? There’s a lot going on in the sky this December.

2017 is going out with a bang.

Before I dive into this Full Moon’s Energy Reading, there are some important aspects I need to discuss. This is the last Full Moon of 2017, and it’s also a Supermoon, which means the Moon is closer to Earth causing it to appear 14% larger and 30% brighter.

Energetically speaking, this amplifies the effects of our lovely luna.

What’s even more interesting is that on the same day as this Supermoon in Gemini, Mercury goes into retrograde.I know you’ve heard many complaints about dreaded Mercury in retrograde, but in this case, it will balance out the energy surge of the Full Moon in Gemini, and provide a longer manifestation period.

Of course, it depends on how you use this time, so be very wary of tricksters, especially of your own thoughts, because as I mentioned, this Super Full Moon is in Gemini.

What does that mean?

When the Moon is in Gemini, your mind will start chatting even more than it already does. It’s very wise to listen to your thoughts, and allow them to play out before you speak. With Mercury going into retrograde, communication is going to get a little tricky. You have the power to take a moment to breathe before you respond while communicating to make sure you are speaking your truth.

The light of the Full Moon in Gemini will illuminate your inner truth, and it’s up to you to figure out how to speak that into existence. Journaling and writing out your emotions will help you gain clarity during this time.

Slow down, my friend. There’s no need to rush through the end of the year.

Now on to your Energy Reading!

The card I pulled for you this Full Moon in Gemini is the 6 of Wands (pictured below).

Energetically speaking, this Super Moon is illuminating your achievements. This year has been one of hard work and determination.

You’ve learned a lot about yourself, and it shows.

Step into the spotlight of this Full Moon and take your victory.

To read the rest of the Gemini Full Moon Energy reading, click on the link below:

Full Moon Energy Reading


Reference and source of article: The Moon Tarot/Twitter: Flower_Goddess


Full Moon Rituals: To Release or Retrieve

Posted On: December 02, 2017

To release or retrieve on the full moon is more of an individualized question than a general one. Moon rituals are based on the individual, as well as rituals.

There is no right or wrong way, it's all based on an individual's needs, intentions and inner knowledge. To each is own, some participate in moon rituals, while others participate in sun rituals. Everything revolves around the sun, including the moon but I'm not going to get into that now.

To release on the full moon is to view the full moon as a ball of fire burning, searing or disintegrate whatever it is you're releasing. Only you know what needs to be released and it's a process that requires reflection and meditation. Also, self reflection of looking within yourself to see if there are any negative habits or aspects about yourself you need to let go of, in order to become the best version of yourself. Physical things can be released and cleared during a full moon as part of a ritual. Cleaning your space/environment, disposing of things that are no longer serving you or has served its purpose to you and cutting your hair. Some people clip the ends of their hair every full moon, again it's all based on the individual. Only you know what is best for you!

The moon walks on water just like the sun, as pictured above. But anyhow...

At the same time, when the moon is full, it is fully charged which could represent something that has come into fulfillment or fruition. Therefore, retrieving, harvesting what is fully grown and has come into fruition. This kind of moon ritual is based on a seed which you have sown that has materialized and completed its course of growth. And now it is time to retrieve the fruit of this seed which is now actualized and ready to be attained.

The full moon can be used for energy rituals since it is fully charged but that's controversial, because the moon's source of energy is the sun. Overall, the moon's energy has an effect on weather, water based on tides and etc., and even crops. Several farmers utilize the moon as a guide to farming. There is some energy to the moon that the sun magnetizes and magnifies. But that's another article.

Anyhow, it's all based on the individual and what resonates from within, how one ritualizes the full moon. Bear in mind there are three phrases of the full moon: the day before, the day of the full moon and the day after.