Happy Full Moon, my friends!

Welcome to a new Reiki Rose Blog segment called Cosmic Update. I will be bringing you information about what is happening in our little corner of the universe! I often find myself feeling a bit overwhelmed, overly sensitive and then take a look at the calendar and say, "OH! It's the full moon tomorrow! No wonder!" or "OH! It's Mercury Retrograde! Better make sure I am extra careful about my communication with the world!" It's nice to get insight from various wise sources to validate and get a deeper understanding of our experience as sensitive human beings on Earth.

The Full Moon is tomorrow Tuesday December 17th at 2:28 AM MST (9:28 am GMT).
It will be in Gemini, a sign of duality, balance, and expressing inner truths and thoughts. There's a lot of intense energy flying around, as we're coming up to the Winter Solstice on December 21st. Take this time to go within, ask for guidance, and listen to what comes up- your intuition knows best! It will be important to be mindful of the way we express ourselves, as there is potential for a bit of overshare and friction with those closest to us. Keep centered in your breath, stay in your heart space, and really take this opportunity to look at what you want to shine the bright light of the Full Moon on. As always, this lunar phase brings many chances for introspection, taking a hard look at ourselves and where our lives are going, release what no longer serves us or keeps us small, and the ability to realign to what is really most important. There is so much magic in the air- use this darkness and quiet of winter to plan, dream, and manifest what you want to create in 2014. This is the last full moon of 2013- take advantage of this potent time to its fullest! As always, the message of SURRENDER and TRUST is a big one to work with- a deep knowing that everything (even if it seems stressful or like it must dissolve for new growth to exist) will work out exactly as it should.

You don't need to have a big fancy lunar ritual if that isn't your style. Honoring the Full Moon can be as simple as looking up at her shining face and expressing your gratitude for this amazing life! It is quick and easy to thank her for guiding, enlightening, and blessing you in all that you do.  Perhaps this could be a time to consciously release what you no longer need, and manifest some of the dreams you have been holding in your heart. Do what feels right!

Thank you Grandmother Moon. Thank YOU for stopping by, and good luck!

Hello my dears!

    Today is the New Moon in Sagitarrius, a perfect time to take the lessons we learned from this past (rough) month in Scorpio and apply them to the future that lays ahead.

    Magic Monday is a new installment for this blog which will feature spells, affirmations, information about Sabbats, crystals, and all things mystical.

    I absolutely love this website called MysticMamma. There you can find collections of wisdom
lovingly gathered from all corners of the interwebs, and lots of beautiful insight and inspiration. Here is her link for today's New Moon in Sag, I'd highly recommend giving it a read to help bring these potent themes of inner searching, transformation, and growth to the forefront of your mind! (Bookmark her site- there is always a plethora of loveliness there :D)

    After reading her collection about today, I felt very called to write a spell around these themes. If this resonates with you, please feel free to use it- perhaps light a candle and concentrate on the energy of the New Moon, a time to look within, you can say it once or repeat however many times you'd like (3 is a powerful number). If it doesn't resonate- no worries, you don't have to practice magic to enjoy this blog! Another way to frame it, if the thought of spellcasting isn't right for you, is that this is a simple prayer to Creator (whatever name you may use). :) Please know that this spell was written with love and only intentions of the highest vibration. Let me repeat that: This spell was written with love and only the best intentions- it can only be used in the way it was created.

New Moon 12/2/13

I call upon my inner spark
To guide me through the winter dark
Fill me with Divine love & light
On this December new moon night

So that I may find my way.
With an open heart, I pray.
These questions haunt my mind-
Am I off balance or aligned?
What and who do I want to be?
How can I find my True Me?
I ask you, Source, to answer true
Show me signs, give me a clue

Enlighten me and help me know
Where my path is supposed to go.
Please bring clarity and deep peace,
I trust & surrender what needs release,
Peeling back old patterns & pain,
Each layer falls easily down the drain
Bringing me back to my core
I look within & love myself even more.
Free from doubt & fear, look how I soar!
Blessed be.

    I wish you all the best of luck on this New Moon! Please comment below if you have any responses to the MysticMamma or spell, or if you want to share any additional insights/affirmations/spells. Thank you very much for your time!