Full Moon in Virgo: Watering Seeds of Compassion

Virgo is the maiden, born of water and earth who rises like a bud in the springtime, pushing us closer and closer to the warmth of the Aries season sun. Virgo moon is asking you to look within to sort through past trauma, negative thought patterns and residual toxicity. Now is the time to make peace with yourself, releasing your grasp on pain and fully embracing the energy of healing. Water every seed that you want to grow and pull every weed that doesn’t serve your highest good.

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Pluto in the 2nd House: Mastering the Material Realm

The second house rules our financial assets, resources, property and the stability (or lack thereof) we gain from them. The second house represents the gains we establish for ourself. This is the house of materiality, representing physical comforts and our sense of security in the world. Natal Pluto in the 2nd house can rock ones sense of security early on in life, leaving you with a sense of scarcity.

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Pluto in the 1st House: Owning Your Personal Power

Natal Pluto in the first house gives you immense power that is subtle and beneath the surface. You have a strong will and possibly obsessive tendencies. Pluto in the 1st house of self and identity could signify survival issues or cycles of life and death in your life. Pluto in the 1st house gives you a strong personal power, that when developed can go unrivaled.

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Death, Rebirth and Working with The Plant of Resurrection 

In preparation for the New Moon in Cancer I went to an herb shop to purchase supplies for a ritual. I was instantly drawn to a small, brown dried plant that resembled a tumble weed. I held it in my hand and felt it calling me. This plant is called the Rose of Jericho, also known as the Resurrection Plant. Native to the  deserts of Mexico, this plant is able survive years without water by shriveling up its leaves inside itself. When reactivated by water, this plant produces a beautiful green bloom that opens up and lays flat. The metaphor of death and rebirth that this plant possesses is a powerful lesson that I am in the process of learning.

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Intro to Altar Building

Building an altar allows you to connect to your ancestors, spirit guides and yourself. Whenever I would like to manifest something in my life I clear a space in my home and create an altar for it. Altars allow you to focus your energy and intention into a physical space, and serve as a daily reminder of that intention. Altars can also build a bridge between you and the spirit world, which is why they must be respected for the power that they hold. It’s important to maintain, cleanse and protect your altar space. Altar rituals are some of my favorite ways to manifest and connect with the spirit realm. 

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