February 19, 2019 marks the most fullest super moon of 2019, our beloved Snow Moon. The term, Snow Moon, is probably not as embraced by those suffering from the polar vortex this year. Though it will be quite a sight if your skies are clear.
This Super Snow Moon rises into Virgo, our astrological organizer! This is the perfect time to spend some time sorting through what no longer serves you and make some donations. Virgo is detail oriented and hard working so harness that skill for yourself and get your home and work space in order.
When I’m working on my home or work space I always begin with ritual to make sure my focus stays on target. There’s no time for distractions while the moon is in Virgo. We need to strike while the iron is hot!
Begin by visualizing how you what the space to look when you’re done. Once you have that image in your mind, light a candle and anoint it with essential oils. I like to use wild orange or grapefruit to get that added zing into my work. Next, visualize what steps it’s going to take to get there. You’re more likely to follow through when you’ve visualized those steps.
Now place some crystals around your candle on your altar or create a grid. These crystals help hold that energy while you work and help keep you going.
The crystals I work with depend on a few factors. What space am I working in? If it’s my bedroom, I focus on working with deep red crystals to promote romance. If it’s my bathroom, I work with clear quartz and water element crystals such as turquoise, blue calcite, or aquamarine.
Sometimes I see people commenting in social media poking fun at those of us who honor the Goddess and the full moons, but if the full moon reminds you of areas of your life that needs some extra TLC then don’t worry about the nay sayers. This Virgo full moon certainly won’t let critics get in the way of your personal growth.
Now move forward in accomplishing your organizational goals and celebrate with your favorite treat or drink once you’re done. Bless the space and smudge with Palo Santo to bring in added blessings.
There’s a buzz about this weekend’s full super moon in Leo along with questions about whether one should or shouldn’t place their crystals out under this eclipsing full moon. Leo is one of our fire signs in the astrological line up and meeting a roaring Leo under an eclipsing full moon can cause one to shudder. It’s also known as a Blood Super Moon! I don’t know about you but when Leo (lion) and blood are involved in a full eclipsing moon, I shake to the bone. There’s a lot of power there.
I’m not one to buy into tales of fear, though erring on the side of caution is a wise thing to do. We can take wisdom from other famous Leos who have become successful participants in this vast universe. Power house leaders such as Barack Obama, Jennifer Lawrence, Madonna, Lynda Carter, and J.K. Rowling can be among those we look to for example of leadership and/or success! How can we harness the power of Leo under this full super moon?
Respect the energy. Leo’s energy can be wild and unfiltered, but at the same time it can be quite the show. Leo is known for its gorgeous mane and reveals to us that our first impressions are important. Put your best foot (paw) forward and look your best! There could be a fight ahead of you and you’ll want to be prepared in every aspect. Sometimes a strong and confident person can effectively shut down an enemy energy before a fight can begin. Be wise and cunning. Leos can blaze through life, but remember those around you. Life isn’t all about us and we should consider the lives around us. A good leader will not forget those around them who need their courageous influence.
Magical people have a long held tradition of wisely selecting crystals to work with under full moons. For this Leo super moon I’m recommending some crystals to heighten that fiery Leo energy along with some protective crystals to balance the chaotic energy of the eclipse.
Orange calcite lends its fiery passion for creativity and motivation to change.
Uses: Creativity, energy, acceptance
Affirmations: “I accept the things I cannot change and am motivated to transform the things I can.”
Amphibole Phantom Generators contain four minerals to support an array of energy healing. Limonite lends it’s yellow hue to these phantom quartz generators with its support for psychic protection. The red hues are from Hematite, a mineral used to support blood energy. When Limonite and Hematite blend together, you begin working with an inner knowing you can sense down to the bones and marrow.
Carnelian carries it’s own kind of fire, as you can see in these hot flames! When the Full Moon is aligned with some Zodiacs, you can add Carnelian to your altar or grids to maximize the energy. Taurus, Leo, Cancer, and Scorpio are signs with passion that work well with Carnelian, especially in this flame form. Flames represent fire and passion, motivation and energy.
I choose to work with Black Tourmaline for protective energy under an eclipsing moon, because it carries such a grounding protective force.
Black Tourmaline is my favorite gem to work with when it comes to doing shielding work. I can work with this powerfully strong mineral to block out any spiritual spies from ‘seeing’ me or my family.
“Out of sight, out of mind.”
It’s a simple method of being in the shadows where I can be safely out of sight from those who wish to cause me trouble.
Out of all the smokey quartz I have in my magical tool box, my raw double terminated smokey quartz wand is my go-to crystal for transmuting negative energy that may come from different directions. Since this full super blood moon will be eclipsing we should be watchful about the energy that can permeate the spaces around us.
For those who work with the other elements I recommend anointing your protective crystals with black pepper essential oil. Your fiery crystals can be anointed with orange essential oil. After ritual you can cleanse their energy by smudging with sage and placing in a bowl of salt over night. I like to work with herbs as well and sometimes sprinkle dried flowers and herbs over my crystals to balance their energy. Some herbs I’ve used are fresh ground black pepper, lavender, rose petals, and sage.