The Lunar Eclipse-Supermoon today is a perfect opportunity to cleanse and charge your crystal collection.
After clearing them all under running water, I put my whole crystal 'family' out last night, and burnt Palo Santo (sacred South American wood for clearing) around them as a means of protecting them as well. I leave them outside for the full 24 hours around the time of the full moon.
My crystals are my allies in the healing sessions I do, whether it's a tarot reading, Reiki, vibrational healing, spiritual guidance, meditation and guided journeying, or Family Constellation work, I use them as grounding Earthy allies and amplifiers.
I've had some of them for more than thirty years, and they are my companions in the journey.
This year's so-called Harvest Moon (full moon closest to the Autumn equinox), is a blood moon and the biggest Lunar eclipse for the year, as well as that it is a Supermoon; and the last of a lunar tetrad, Whew!
Lilith, Juno and the Moon's nodes are also involved with the eclipse, and feels to me like a lot is happening with feminine consciousness.
The Moon's nodes are largely about the Soul's growth, its journey through each life-time, the unresolved issues it brings to gain experience for, and the resolved and understood issues it brings to enlighten others and make its contribution towards expanding universal consciousness.
Lilith, (and I think this might be a different body to what people are calling the 'Dark Moon', but I admit that I haven't investigated this thoroughly enough to be sure.) in m y understanding is a fairly recently discovered asteroid, and is associated with the original face of woman, independent of man. She was Eve's foil, and Adam's equal. The first suffragette, the liberated woman, wildly in her power and at home in her individuation.
She represents the fierce feminine who's main trajectory is not unlike Kali's message from Durga, to make sure we have a decent home for the ensuing generations. Whereas Eve supported Adam in all his masculine glory, pandering to the power of masculine Light and individuality. Lilith made sure there could be a continuum for life on the great Mother, Earth, and not just a flashing of ego's and the defending of domains on an everyday basis.
Juno is also part of this triumvirate, she takes care of the ambience, the subtle transmitter of flow for change and transformation. Her gentle but powerful presence facilitates the more obvious frequencies present here.
So Lilith, Juno and the Nodes' conjunct the Sun is bringing forth a deeper consciousness of how we are all inextricably linked to each other in our lives and and in the survival of life on Earth as we know it. The Great Mother is making her presence felt in unprecedented ways.
As well as all of this we have Mercury retrograde, which portends seeing things from a deeper perspective, not just the commerce of ideas, facts and information, but the silent unspoken connection we have to each other. Retrograde Mercury takes awareness beyond the surface, into the depths where subliminal, and subtextual exchanges can happen, furnishing the psyche with symbols and images, the archetypal language of the universal.
I have heard from many people that they are either experiencing ecstatic and harmonious well-being or that the pressure of their everyday existence is almost beyond endurance, and some are rollercoastering between the two extremes.
In my own life and work I sense that there is a quickening of frequencies and that we are being pushed to our limits in the expression of all we must do to be here. Our nervous systems are being tuned to the finest and yet the most robust of vibrations, laying the groundwork for us to deliver and manifest a whole new Earth, the one that Eckhart Tolle talks about so eloquently in his book: 'The New Earth'.
The important challenge is to not let fear take-over and allow yourself to be swamped in the tentacles of its darkness and contraction, but to keep bringing yourself into the present and filling your heart with gratitude at what you do have in your life. I know this sounds lke a cliché, but it really works.
It is essential for your physical, mental, psychic and spiritual health to have some form of daily practice where you take the space to empty your mind of the cacophany of thoughts and streams of emotion, and rest in the Great Natural Peace of your beingness.
Time with nature, quiet time..everyday, even if it's only for 5 minutes!
Namaskar and blessings
Candida van Rood, aka Candy vR, (or Candy Spender).