said the moon
and the new day came
the show must go on said the sun
life does not stop for anybody
it drags you by the legs
whether you want to move forward or not
that is the gift
life will force you to forget how you long for them
your skin will shed till there is not
a single part of you left they’ve touched
your eyes finally just your eyes
not the eyes which held them
you will make it to the end
of what is only the beginning
go on open the door to the rest of it
– Rupi Kaur
Deep Breaths Lunar Lovelies. How ARE you?
The changes in our world, our routines, our outlook can feel quite overwhelming. But let me share a few things that are miraculous … the dolphins have returned to the Venice canal, people all over the country are sewing face masks for our healthcare workers, so many people are on the front lines of this crisis making sure we have healthcare, food, and supplies. Pollution is clearing over major cities. We have all been offered a collective pause to reconnect with our families, neighbors, friends (from safe distances!). And think of all the things that you have been saving for a “rainy day” – read that stack of books, catch up with old friends on Zoom, clean the closet from hell, organize your pantry, take an online course, have family game night. Renew your connections!
Take a few moments every single day to count your blessings. This is not forever, but it may initiate miraculous change around the world in how we view each other, our world, and our breath. Hello Saturn in Aquarius which just occurred this past Saturday for the first time in 33 years!
In Aquarius, Saturn seeks to build innovative social structures. This air sign is known for its intellectual rigor, humanitarianism, and thoughtful visions for the future. In Aquarius, Saturn focuses on the needs of the group, bringing forth rules, regulations, and systems change for the masses.
The last time Saturn was in Aquarius (1991-1993), apartheid was dismantled. Before that, Saturn was in Aquarius from 1962-1964, when the Civil Rights Act, which banned school segregation and employment discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex or national origin, was signed into law in the United States. And before that, Saturn was in Aquarius from 1932-1935. The Great Depression had begun in 1929 causing unemployment to reach 25%. These years of Saturn in Aquarius saw the beginning of FDR’s New Deal, which brought social security, government infrastructure and banking regulations to the US.
While none of these measures are perfect, while none were a remedy in and of themselves, they were all attempts at creating social structures that centered the needs of the collective over the individual.
Saturn is back for more. ~ Chani Nicholas
And here we are again – at the beginning of the Zodiac with this New Moon in Aries. Take this opportunity to set magickal, breathtaking intentions, not just for you, but for all of us.
MotherHouse and Mystery School of the Goddess are gathering resources and activities that can help in these challenging times so stay tuned. I am planning a free Sekhmet Healing Circle this Saturday 3/28, as well as a free mediation circle for Tara’s birthday on 4/2 with Dr. Ranjini George. Make sure you are part of MotherHouse Goddess Temple’s online space to receive all the info!
One of the pillars of MotherHouse from the beginning has been: Together we are stronger. And so it is.
Candles are burning and I am chanting and praying every single day for all of those affected and those grieving their loved ones.
My heart to your hearts – Thank you for being part of our community!
BLESSINGS, LOVE, and BIG HUGS TO YOU ALL! Happy New Moon!
The Moon is New in Aries on 3/24/20 at 5:28am eastern time. The Sun moved into Aries on 3/19/20.
Power Words: Warrior – Active – Entrepreneurial – Independent – Impulsive – Enthusiastic – Assertive
Goddesses for Aries include Fire Goddesses, Warrior Goddesses, Amazons, as well as Kundalini Goddesses. Other favorite Aries Goddesses are Pele, Kali, the Morrighan, and Itzpapalotl. You could also connect to Amazon Queens Penthesilea and Hippolyta.
Our Guiding Goddesses for this New Moon in Aries are Durga, Oya, and Sekhmet.
Rituals and Workings for Aries New Moon:
- Birthing new ideas and ventures
- Energizing areas of your life that feel stagnant
- Intention setting (to include concrete actions) for new projects
- Revitalize a back burner project or dream
- Fire ceremonies to release anger and fear and invite new blessings
- Kundalini Yoga
- Root Chakra work and strengthening – this is especially important right now as many are operating from a “survival” mode.
- Martial Arts
- Ecstatic Dance
- Energetic Boundary work that can lead to physical boundary work
- Candle Magick
Invite the energies of Goddess that will most support you in this lunation and during Aries season.
Crystals to sync to Aries: Amber, Ametrine, Carnelian, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Garnet, Golden Calcite, Red Agate, Red Calcite, Red Coral, Red Jasper, Ruby, Sunstone
Plant allies for Aries: Angelica, Basil, Cassia, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Coriander, Fir, Frankincense, Galangal, Geranium, Juniper, Neroli, Pepper, Rosemary, Tarragon
Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power by Laura Amazzone
Burning Woman by Lucy Pearce
Moon Power: Lunar Rituals for Connecting with Your Inner Goddess by Simone Butler
The Divine Feminine Oracle by Meggan Watterson
COLOR MAGICK: RED
crimson, scarlet, flaming, maroon, cherry, gernaium, rose, garnet, wine, ruby, vermilion, burgundy, brick
The color red represents power, life, vitality, energy, anger, boldness, passion, violence, war, lust, love, expansion, blood, courage, stimulation, confidence, creativity, protection, fire, excitement, strength, survival, fertility, warning, danger, assertiveness, desire, force, sacrifice, action.
In many Asian countries, red is considered a color of good luck, joy, fortune, and marriage. Red Saris are traditionally marriage saris.
The color red is bold, bright and energetic. It evokes images of passion and violence. It is the color of the sweet red rose and our very life blood. Red is used in magic for purifying the blood, for inducing lust and passion, to increase energy, power, and courage.
For me, it is the root chakra, kundalini, blood, passion, creation, energizing. Red color magick Goddesses are Sekhmet, Brigid, Parvati, Kali, Lalita, and Lakshmi.
Some important Astrology dates coming to use for jumpstarting your projects and dreams …
3/21 – Saturn moves into Aquarius and then on 5/10 retrogrades back to Capricorn until 9/28/20.
3/24 – New Moon in Aries at 5:28 AM
4/7 – Full Moon in Libra at 10:34 PM
4/22 – New Moon in Taurus at 10:25 PM
Goddess Moon Circle 2020 is now open for registration (payment plan available!) and begins 4/7/20:
The Goddess Moon Circle is forming for those who would like to re-member. To hear the whispers. To surf the visions. We will be working around the moons – Dark and New Moons for suggested practices. Full Moon Live Calls for Temple Talks on practice, techniques, and tools, and also sacred journeys to the Goddesses who inspire the Priestesses. The opening theme is Goddess and Her Priestesses. Register here
This New Moon is a crucial turning point, as it is the first New Moon following Spring Equinox and the BIG Saturn shift. Spring is normally about new growth; new beginnings; new life. At the time of this writing, the full extent of coronavirus is still an unknown threat, and the steady diet of fear, death and lack that is being broadcast 24/7 by the media is the polar opposite extreme. However, as we have seen before on planet Earth, major forces of nature will take their course. No amount of panic will help; however, swift and decisive action delivered with the steely determination of Mars, Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn (right now) can set a successful plan of action into motion and do much in the way of damage control. ~ Mary Lomando, New Moon in Aries
Michelle Boxley from Sisters of the Moon shares her New Moon in Aries – the Fire of Transformation with fantastic insights and activities:
This New Moon is also conjunct with the planet Chiron, the Wounded Healer. Chiron is all about our wounds and our shadows and in every hero’s story, part of the journey involves facing up to fears and healing past wounds and hurts. Whatever is being triggered in you right now is providing you with the opportunity to heal a part of yourself. Ask yourself, what is hurting? What does that wounded part of yourself need to feel safe, secure and loved? If we don’t want our buttons to get pushed, we need to get rid of the buttons, only we can do that work. We are being called right now to go within, receive all the incredible downloads and come out the other side of this upgraded. If you keep finding yourself in similar situations with similar characters, it’s likely we haven’t learned what we are here to learn yet and we will remain in the Karmic loop until we can free ourselves from wounded patterning. ~ Michelle Boxley – New Moon in Aries – the Fire of Transformation
EXTRA SUPPORT FOR THIS LUNATION:
Mystery School of the Goddess for Free Events, Courses, and Other Online Offerings
Organize your Spring with the new Spring Goddess Planner
Dream Journal and Sleep Tracker by Marisa McCall
During these challenging times, supporting small businesses can be vital for all of us running one.
While the mail is being delivered, these businesses are running online!
GODDESS VENDORS WE LOVE!
BrigidsGrove.com with Molly Remer – Goddess Sculptures & Online Offerings
Celtic Soul Craft with Jude Lally – Dolls and Prayer Beads
DaughtersOfIsis.com with Gwen Barry – Magical Essential Oil Blends & Incense
GailJessenDesigns.com with Gail Jessen – Sacred Jewelry Design – 30% off 30 pieces Spring Clearance Sale
Herbiary with Maia Toll
KatherineSkaggs.com with Katherine Skaggs – Goddess & Shamanic Art
MurphysEssentials.com with Kim Murphy – Healing & Magical Essential Oil Blends & CBD (Giving away a Thieves Oil with every purchase!)
Ona’s Root with Angela Grace – Conjure Oils, Sprays, & Services
Red Priestess with Brandi Auset
SacredWell.com with Yeshe Matthews – Crystal and Treasure Shop
StickMedicine.org with Leah Wolfe – Memory Beads, Runes, Charms