August Birthstone ~ Peridot

Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. It also bring abundance and prosperity. Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year.

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The peridot stone can be extremely beneficial to those who are having self-esteem problems. The stone enhances confidence and assertion without aggression. It helps a person see their own light and recognize that they are deserving of love. It is invigorating and rejuvenating, promoting access to ones inner vision and joy.

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“Pele”  by Susan Seddon Boulet

As peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes.

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Once in a Blue Moon

Tomorrow we will have a Blue Moon. This is the name given to the second Full Moon within the same month and occurs every 2 to 3 years. Some believe the second full moon holds the knowledge of the Grandmother Goddess, or the Crone, and therefore contains the wisdom of the 3-fold the energy. This can be associated with the Goddess in her 3 forms of Maiden, Mother, Crone. It can also be associated with the 3 natures of self as Mind, Body, Spirit.

Full Moon Alchemy!

On Saturday night there will be a party in the night sky! Around 11:54 p.m. eastern time, we will be witness to what is known as a SuperMoon. A Supermoon occurs when the moon is both making its closet approach to Earth and turning full. This moon will appear up to 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than the dullest moons but it will look largest just as it’s rising over the eastern horizon. This year we also have the spectacular Aquarid meteor shower happening at the same time. The debris from Halley’s comet, known as the Aquarid meteor shower, will blaze a trail through the night sky with up to 40-60 meteors per hour. Be patient and stay alert: individual meteor streaks last only about a second, and sometimes occur in clusters. If you are really lucky, you’ll get to see a bright fireball, some of which are visible even in daytime. It’s awesome to know even the brightest streaks are produced by tiny sand-grain sized vaporizing as they crash into the Earth’s atmosphere. These events will create the perfect setting for some super charged intention work.

The Moon is the astronomical body closest to us and, therefore, she has a profound influence upon us. The highest energy occurs at the Full Moon and, therefore, this is the most powerful time for magical workings with the New Moon being the next most powerful time. This is the prime time to preform rituals for prophecy, protection, and divination. Also any working that needs extra power, such as healing for serious conditions, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. The Moon reaches its fullest point in Scorpio this month, the fixed, water sign of feminine power. The Scorpio energy will add extra power to work involving psychic development, magic and personal power. The Meteor shower will super charge any work done. Although meteors are associated with the fire element predominately, the other elements are also present in hyper force, such as Air, Earth (loose debris, dust, sand, and rocks that are in the meteor shower) and water, from precipitation in the atmosphere. All the elements are present in their heightened state of energy charges making this Saturday evening a most powerful time for your intention work!