Water Blessing Ceremony: New Moon In Cancer

Today, June 23rd,  at 7:31 pm PST (10:31 EST) the Moon will move into her darkness under the sign of Cancer. This is the day that the Moon rises with the Sun and is too close to the sun’s glare to be visible with the eye. This Cancer Moon is here to guide you into feeling your potential and helping you to re-orient yourself to your highest work and purpose. Time to plant your seeds of intention under her New Moon energy.

Cancer, a water sign, is ruled by Grandmother Moon. Moon in Cancer reconnects us with our oceans of emotions and so we may find ourselves feeling more deeply or with a heightened sensitivity. Cancer is the sign of the archetypal mother, our own mothers as well as the Great Mother Earth. Under this New Moon in Cancer, we can also find many other planets positioned in water signs: Chiron (Pisces), Mercury (Cancer), Mars (Cancer) and Neptune (Pisces) ~ making the water very prominent and deeply felt under this Moon.

This is a time to remember that water is medicine.

Water is about movement, flow, and change. She is our most vital life resource, a cleanser, and a way to release into and give blessings under this Cancer Moon.

The water element is related to the heart, to our connection with others, which is why it is so important to be alert to her condition around the world. As we allow her to be mistreated and filled with toxins ~ we will find that our own hearts will feel the same mistreatment and become filled with troubles and harm.

We believe this new moon is the perfect time for a water blessing ceremony ~ to help heal you, the water and the world. In fact, we dedicate Every day from today a day for a water blessing ceremony!

We have designed this ceremony around the Sacred Geometry of the water element, the Icosahedron (this geometry corresponds to the Sacral Chakra so working with this Chakra is also healing under this Moon). The Icosahedron enhances your creative thought process and can help to move and eliminate emotional blocks to give your creativity the openness ‘to go with the flow’ to move you through challenging and/or exciting changes.

Combining the sacred geometry with crystals gives the water additional healing properties. We recommend using Rose Quartz, Amethyst, and Clear Quartz, as they are safe to place inside and outside the water; and contain amazing energies. Quartz provides clarity in thinking; the Rose Quartz brings in a positive, gentle love; and Amethyst is the teacher of all things spiritual and healing to body, mind, and soul.

Your Water Blessing Ceremony:

  1. Gather a clear glass, bowl or vase for your water and/or crystals;
  2. Print out the picture of the Icosahedron below:

    You may need to change the size to fit the bottom of your glass/bowl/vase depending on what you have to work with.
  3. Place your paper on a windowsill or somewhere where it will catch the longest amount of the new moon energy and then place your glass/bowl/vase on top of the image so that the bottom fits over the entire image.
  4. Pour water into the jar/glass/vase.
  5. Clean your crystals and then place them inside your vessel (for those of you who have saved the crystals from the Gem Juices ~ they are a perfect size!) and arrange them onto the numbered points on the Icosahedron as shown below (We used a bamboo skewer to move the crystals into place). You can use larger or smaller crystals, just be sure to place them on each of the numbered points:
  6. You can also place the crystals directly onto the paper and then place the jar onto the crystals (as shown below).  If you are using crystals other than the Rose Quartz, Amethyst or Clear Quartz, you may want to use this method.
  7. Now you are ready to bless the water. Take a few moments to connect to your breath and then say your blessing into the water. Remember water is prana and so you are just reminding her of her power and beauty!

Here are a few blessing for you to choose from ~ but we encourage you to use your own words as you may want to weave your intention into the blessing ~

Here is an Angel Blessing:
Think of a joyful, loving thought. Then bless the water and ask that it nourish your soul and heal your body, the earth and all that lives on and within her.

 

Or you can use the Hawaiian Huna Ho’oponopono blessing:
I am sorry, I forgive you, thank you, I love you.

In the morning before eating or drinking anything else ~ bless the water and then take a sip and feel your own healing powers as she moves into your system! This is your water to seed and bless your intention, use it daily. You can bless yourself with your intention by placing drops under your tongue or drinking it or placing the drops on your body. You may not see or feel it right away, be patient, it may take a few days before you will notice something.

Use this water throughout the next few weeks to change the vibration of the water you drink and cook with. Just place a few drops of your blessed water into your water jug or cooking pan. A few drops are enough to change the vibration of the other water and don’t forget to bless it at the same time! When we take on the act of blessing our water and sharing it with our bodies and larger bodies of water we become a force of healing ~ near and far.

Water is the greatest of all substances and is closely connected to the feminine and our intuition. The great flow of life is in water and that is the beauty and power of water blessings. We cannot change things outside of ourselves because everything is coming from within. When we go inside and take responsibility for how we are feeling it has a direct effect on the planet. The ocean is made up of drops and we are each one of those precious drops ~ so let us start here one drop at a time…

A Midsummer Night’s Eve potion – Crumbs on the Table

Midsummer Night’s Eve calls for a potion. Here are two offerings for an elderflower & rose elixir: one with gin, the other alcohol-free. Both magical.

Source: A Midsummer Night’s Eve potion – Crumbs on the Table

DIY Herbal Salt Glow for Vibrant Summer Skin – Urban Moonshine

Source: DIY Herbal Salt Glow for Vibrant Summer Skin – Urban Moonshine

Ingredients

1 C fine sea salt

½ C Epsom salt

½ C Dried chamomile flowers

⅓  C Dried lavender flowers

3 Tbsps coconut oil (if it’s not already liquified at room temperature, melt it)

½ C sweet almond oil (you may substitute apricot kernel or sunflower oil)

40 Drops Bergamot essential oil*

20 Drops Lavender essential oil*

Makes approximately 16 oz

 

Directions

Separately mix all of the dry ingredients and all of the oils (including essential oil). Combine the dry and wet ingredients, mixing well. Scoop into jars.

Use in the shower once a week, replacing the use of your soap. Scoop into your hand and scrub lovingly onto legs, butt, and arms in a circular motion. Feel free to scrub somewhat vigorously. Start by your hands and feet, moving your way toward the heart as you scrub for the maximum circulatory benefit. I like to let it soak in for a few minutes before rinsing.

 

*I keep the essential oil scenting minimal in this recipe to give more of a chance for the herbal ingredients to shine. If you are looking for a more strongly scented salt glow, feel free to double the essential oils.

Auric Levels

Auras can be seen with the eyes open. It can also be seen psychically with the eyes closed. It is best seen under soft light. Look beyond the object, and not focus on the object. Aura is observed more prominently around the hands, between the shoulders, neck, and head.

Those who see aura mostly observe the mental and etheric layers or planes. These are the colorful layers of the aura.

TERMINOLOGY:

Most commonly known and used terms

From the highest: Atomic to the lowest plane:

  1. Divine Plane. Adi Plane or Plane of the Logos. Ketheric
  2. Monadic Plane. Anupadaka Plane. Celestial- second spiritual
  3. Spiritual AtomicPlane. Etheric template first spiritual
  4. Intuitional Plane. Buddhic Plane. Higher mental
  5. Mental Plane. Manasic Plane. conscious mind
  6. Emotional Plane. Astral Plane.
  7. Physical Plane. Physical Plane. Etheric. physical

COMMON WORDS FOR THE ASTRAL PLANE

Higher Astral:

Etheric, Heaven, Summerland (word used by spiritualists), Celestial Planes, beyond the comprehension of most people, are said to be the home of the Christian God, the Buddha, and other great beings.

Middle Astral:

Thought Plane, Rainbow Bridge (a mesh of what is created by thought).

Lower Astral:

Home of bonded entities, ghosts etc. Hell, Dream World, Physical World (composed of dense, slowly vibrating matter).

These levels can be read separately or in conjunction with each other. The colors are not physically separated by a line or space between them. They seem to fuse or change into one another.

One color may be more dominant than others. As one develops the ability to read aura, viable information can be derived from the different levels. There is no hierarchy of judgment involving the colors and their placement in the aura. The colors are only indicators of the person’s current state, can be read to strengthen the positive and /or help alleviate problems.

Remember, as living things change, so do the energy fields. As we develop, as we solve our problems, as we work through inhibiting blocks, we continue to balance our energies. They seem to fuse or change into one another. One color may be more dominant than others. As one develops the ability to read aura, viable information can be derived from the different levels.

SEVEN LEVELS OF AURA

It is a major energy field which surrounds the human body. Aura reflects the state of health, emotions, mind, spirituality There are seven major auric layers, known at this time. There is a symbiotic (interdependent) relationship between your auric layers and the seven chakras of your body.

AURIC PLANES

The Etheric layer lies close to the human body approximately half an inch wide (1.3cms). It is usually grey, white or blue in colour. Strong or weak health is revealed in this area. It is the most easily seen auric layer or etheric field. This field can also be seen around trees, plants, animals and even inanimate objects such as furniture. A white or black background will often highlight the etheric field.

The Emotional body lies beyond the etheric field and extends to one to three inches (8cms) In a good state of health, it appears bright and colorful. These colors change as emotions change.

The Mental body lies beyond the emotional body .It is a clear yellow, green or blue colours in good state of health. It relates to the thoughts and attitudes of the person.

The Astral body lies beyond the mental body .It shows an array of beautiful pastel colours such as pinks and blues when healthy and unblocked. It extends up to one foot (30cms.) from the body and indicates your capacity for conditional and unconditional love.

The Etheric template beyond the astral field is a type of x-ray or blueprint of the physical body. Illness or blocks , negativity can be observed and treated in this field It extends one to two feet (60cms.) from the body. It is usually observed as grey/blue in colour.

The Celestial body is the sixth auric field extending two to three feet (90cms.) from the body. It is filled with mother of pearl colours and energies. It is the layer through which you can experience spiritual ecstasy.

The Causal body or Ketheric template is connected to the crown chakra .It is a type of photographic negative of the mental and spiritual aspects of the person. It is usually filled with golden shimmering light and is surrounded by a gold or silver halo or outer rim of protection. It

AURIC ENERGIES

Before doing any spiritual exercise, remember to start with grounding, then shield and protect yourself. The auric energy can be most easily felt in the palm of your hands and on your fingertips. This energy can be used for protection and for defense or against psychic attack. Some experts can convert these energies into darts, used to cause injury. Be cautious not to use these energies for negative purposes. Remember, what you send out will be returned to the sender tenfold, as per the Law of Karma.

COLORS: WHAT COLORS CAN MEAN

Black

This is a confusing color. There is nothing wrong with black in one’s aura. Black generally means one is shielding oneself from outside energies. This can also mean being unbalanced; one is hiding something or keeping secrets. A black ring around a child usually indicates some form of abuse, adults who have not dealt with early abuse will carry this black ring till they are healed.

Blue

This comes in different shades. Gifted people have shades of blue in their aura. Intuitive people will show pale blue coloration within the purple bursting out like rays of sunshine, emanating from the heart outwards. A deeper blue can indicate loneliness. A very deep blue shows devotion, honesty and good judgment. Not all blues are positive- a muddier shade of blue indicates a domineering person a tendency towards depression, or oversensitivity.

Brown

This color can indicate growth in a person. Seen around the head and with other colors emanating in combination, it indicates a person who is developing mentally, intuitively and organizing within.

Brown by itself can indicate lack of energy, or one who has become “stagnant”.

Gold

Indicates lots of spiritual energy, in tune with oneself. Muddy gold Means one has not really come to terms with one’s higher levels.

Yellow

Usually seen around a thinker, an analytical person. Could indicate a “balanced” person. Intelligent people show this color around their heads.

Green

Sympathetic to others, dependable and has healing abilities.

Muddier shade could indicate jealousy- like “green with envy”.

Gray

Can indicate intuition and creativity. space Silvery gray shows femininity while darker gray can mean secretiveness or physical imbalance.

Gay men can show shades of gray in their aura.

Orange

Bright orange means one is growing emotionally and paranormally.

A dull shade means a person is unsure how to accept this growth. Muddy orange shows in a person with too much pride.

Pink

The color of love, and honesty. It also depicts the quieter side of an artistic and creative person. Dark pink may indicate immaturity or changes with one’s love life. Dull pink, however, watch out; Someone is lying.

Purple

The color of intuition, a deeper purple hue shows a strong- willed and passionate person. It can also reflect intense erotic imagination and being over-bearing.

Red

A color of love or hate, strong emotions and a lot of energy. An intense red color, however, may indicate a person ready to fly off the handle.

Twinkling Lights

Like Christmas tree lights- a pregnant woman will show these lights in her aura. These lights could also mean one is going through some major and positive changes in life, usually seen in women.

Aura

The aura is an energy field that surrounds and penetrates the human body. Clairvoyants & healers describe it as an egg-shaped field of lights and colors. The aura extends beyond the body anywhere from a few inches to several feet. A special type of photography called Kirlian photography has even been able to capture the aura on film.

There are many different layers of energy in the aura, each existing at a different vibration. In order to easily remember the primary layers use the following example:

Suppose someone you know begins to exhibit angry behavior. At first, their angry energy hits the outer or spiritual layer of your aura. You shrug it off. You look at them with compassion and assume they must be having a bad day.

Now, the next time you see the same person, they are angry again. Their energy begins to filter into the mental layer of your aura. You will think about their behavior and wonder what’s wrong, whether or not you did something to upset them, and how you can help them.

If the person continues to be angry around you, their energy will filter down even closer to the emotional layer of the aura. Now you may be upset when you see the person coming towards you. You may feel angry yourself, sad, or simply irritated.

Finally, if the bad behavior continues, even your physical energy–your body–will be affected. Your muscles may tense, you may stoop, or straighten up in a defensive posture. Chances are likely you won’t even realize that you are actually tensing your body as they approach.

As this example illustrates, the aura can be divided into four very important layers:

(1) the spiritual layer or outermost layer that records all of your soul’s experiences (2) the

(2) the mental layer that contains your thought forms and deep-seated beliefs

(3) the emotional energy body that contains your sadness, joys, anger, and all the rest of the human emotions you experience, and finally (4) the physical layer which is your body. Esoteric literature divides the physical layer into additional layers including one close to the physical body called the “etheric body.”

(4) the physical layer which is your body. Esoteric literature divides the physical layer into additional layers including one close to the physical body called the “etheric body.”

Most people who see auras do not distinguish between these layers because in truth they all overlap. Instead, the clairvoyants notice the clouds of light — energy that is moving, stuck, or vibrating with different patterns and colors. The patterns and colors of these clouds of light contain a great deal of information as summarized below:

SENSING THE AURA

Some people are lucky enough to be born with the ability to see and sense the aura, however, everyone can learn. There are three primary ways of perceiving the aura:

1. Seeing the Aura with your eyes open

This method takes more practice than the others. The goal is to achieve a loose and relaxed focus with your physical eyes that allow the more subtle energies of the aura to come in view. There are many books available on the subject, but here is a simple trick was given to me by Rev. Judith McClure who runs the Center for Expanding Consciousness

Do this exercise with a friend:

Have your friend sit in a chair with their back against a white wall.

Have them place a small sticky dot or piece of paper in the middle of their forehead.

Sit about four feet away.

Place your hands up in front of your face, and hold your fingers as if you were framing a picture with thumbs pointing inward and your index finger pointing up (Like two “L’s” pointing inward).

Loosely focus on the dot on your friend’s forehead. While you are doing this, move your hands apart slowly, further and further apart, keeping a loose focus on the dot, and allowing your peripheral vision to follow your hands. If you keep trying this exercise you will soon see a thin layer of light around your friend’s head! If you try several times you may even see color. Keep at it! Sooner or later you will see auras.

2. Seeing the Aura with your eyes closed

Work with a friend. Tell him or her to remember a time when he/she felt a strong emotion, but do not allow them to tell you what they are feeling. Close your eyes. Breathe deeply a few times and imagine that there is a line of light connecting the center of your forehead with the same spot on your friend. Just breath and be calm in this space. Ask yourself what colors and patterns are in your friend’s aura. You may have an inner image appear or simply a sense or feeling of what the aura must look like. Report what you have seen to your friend and correlate the colors/patterns with the emotion they were feeling.

3. Sensing or Feeling the Aura

The aura patterns can be felt by those sensitive to energy. Try putting your hands about three inches above various areas of the body (heart, throat, the third eye in the middle of the forehead, and solar plexus, just above the navel) each day and tune into the subtle sensations you feel. With time, you can learn to sense energy. See if you can correlate the subtle sensations with your moods at the time. Sensations might include warmth, coldness, a tingling sensation like the fizzies in a cola, or stronger buzzing, as in front of a television screen, spiky feelings, sluggishness, etc. On different days you may feel different things as your mood and energy level fluctuate.

INTERPRETING THE COLORS IN THE AURA

Colors in the aura are widely subject to different interpretation. However, there are some general guidelines. It is important to consider this information, but to train yourself to interpret the colors according to your own system of observation. Write down what you see, and as you learn more about the person, keep a log of how that might correlate with the colors you have observed. Experience is indeed the best teacher!

COLOR MEANING

Red

A bright candy-colored red can indicate a passionate and energetic nature often associated with people who are courageous, entrepreneurial, or achievers. A deep clear red is often associated with the root chakra and indicates a physical orientation in life, an adventurer, and often a well grounded individual.

A muddied or dark red can indicate anger. Orange/red can symbolize sexual interest or passion.

Orange

Orange typically symbolizes a passionate, creative, or adventurous personality. Orange may also indicate sexual passion or ambition.

Yellow

Yellow often indicates a person with intelligence who has a warm and playful, generally cheerful personality. Sometimes yellow also indicates intellectual energy.

Green

Bright green is the color of the heart and indicates healing, or new growth. People with a great deal of green in their auras are often healers and/or counselors. They are social, and love to share. A dark clear green indicates someone who is responsible and ambitious who is likely to work for material wealth and luxury in their life. A muddied green may indicate envy.

Blue

Blue is the color of expression so when it appears in the aura you may be dealing with a teacher, someone who does public speaking, or perhaps someone who is simply self-expressed. People with a great deal of blue are often very sensitive to and supportive of others.

Rose

Rose may indicate that the person is in love, or practices deep spiritual self-love.

Purple

Purple indicates a person who has a deep connection with spirit or is pursing a path of active spiritual growth.

Black

Black is not always bad, although if it is muddied, clouded, or stagnant this may indicate an area of weakness, illness, or depression. Black may also simply indicate an area of mystery in that person’s life.

White

White in the aura may indicate a very evolved being or may be the presence of angels or guides in the aura.

Gold

A person with gold in their aura is an evolved being. Gold indicates a strong connection to the I AM presence of the Divine.

Silver

Those with silver in their aura are often good communicators or are dealing with issues of communication.

Guide To A Healthy Aura

Most of us are unaware of the health of our auras or life energy. We go about our daily business without ever giving a second thought to a very vital part of our lives. For the majority of people, auras are intangible, invisible, and the notion of life energy is purely an idea or abstract concept, not a thing that can be monitored and measured easily like blood pressure or insulin levels. Yet life energy or auras are just as real and important as any other measurement of our health and well-being.

Just because you can’t see an aura doesn’t mean it isn’t there. You can’t see a radio wave or an x-ray, but you know they exist. The truth is that auras and life energy can be measured with today’s instruments. Modern medicine, being what it is, just hasn’t made the technology widely available. Anyone interested in maintaining a healthy aura today must rely on others capable of seeing or sensing life energies. Fortunately, there are many practices available which we can utilize ourselves to help ensure a healthy and balanced aura.

Most people go through life with their auras extended far beyond a healthy range. Many of us have been lead to believe that a big, extended aura is a good thing.

Actually, this isn’t the case. An extended aura is susceptible to all sorts of negative energies. Your life energy becomes vulnerable to any negative energy it may come into contact with. It’s a bit like walking around in cold weather wearing nothing but your underwear.

You’re just asking for all sorts of problems.

Symptoms of an over-extended aura include: headaches, irritability, depression, stress, anxiety, muscle pain, joint pain, nausea, the list goes on.

A quick and easy solution to an extended aura is a few minutes of focused meditation.

You do meditate, don’t you?

During meditation, visualize your aura as a vibrating energy field around your entire body. Take some deep breaths and imagine your aura moving in closer to your body with each breath. Do this until you feel that your aura is less than a quarter of an inch from your body surface. Try this exercise anytime that you sense your aura may be too “far out”. You will know that this is the case if you start having random negative thoughts or begin to suffer phantom aches and pains. Your aura at those times is picking up on any illness or negativity in your immediate vicinity.

Another easy fix for an extended aura is to soak in a nice long bath. Water has an amazing ability to rejuvenate life energy. Water also happens to compress the aura to its healthiest size. Ever wonder exactly why a hot bath feels so relaxing? Water rebalances our life energy. It’s no accident that we spend the first nine months of life submerged in water. Water sustains us.

Your aura may be positioned perfectly and still require some healing. This is often the case when we spend any length of time with truly negative people or suffer from any kind of shock or turmoil. If you are feeling drained or low on energy take some time to recharge yourself, meditate, drink plenty of water, give your body some rest and allow your aura some time to heal naturally.

Another consideration of a healthy aura concerns clothing and color. Color can have a direct effect on the health of our life energy. As a rule of thumb aura energy reacts to color in much the same way as light. Dark colors tend to absorb life energy and lighter colors reflect it. Wearing black or dark colors every day can attract any type energy, whereas lighter colored clothing reflects the energy of others while keeping our own energy insulated. If you are in constant contact with large groups of people you should consider a lighter colored wardrobe. Otherwise, you are likely to absorb the energy of everyone around you, good, bad and ugly. The dark colored business suit really isn’t a good idea where aura energy is concerned.

Maintaining a healthy and well-balanced life energy level is a lot less difficult and mysterious than many might think. It requires no more effort than watching what you eat or monitoring your physical reactions to the environment. As with many other aspects of our health, vigilance is the key to a healthy and nurtured aura.