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Leo Lunar Eclipse

Thoughts, feelings, prayers, intentions; all are amplified during a full moon and even more so this month, with a lunar eclipse and two significant celestial alignments occurring during February’s full moon in Leo (Saturday, 11 February 2017, 10:32 am AEST).

The full moon in Leo (Sun in Aquarius) urges us to boldly step into our truth, with lion-hearted courage. The Leo lunar energy encourages us to connect to the heart and open to joy and playfulness. We are encouraged to consider how we can express ourselves to a greater depth and how can we create our he/art. We might reflect on where are we at in our ability to shine our light in the world.

The lunar eclipse offers a chance to reflect on where we are focussing our energy and to what effect. This eclipse supports us to release all that may be holding us back; to let go of fears and deep-seated wounds and to rise above and beyond negative or rigid thought patterns.

This full moon is special in that the Sun, Moon, Saturn, Uranus and Jupiter align to form a pentagram as simultaneously the Sun, Moon, Uranus and Jupiter form a Golden Rectangle. The alignment is believed to offer opportunities for us to become aware of change in our lives. Let us open to allow change, promote change, choose change and be the change to create a more positive world. Self-care and nourishing the temple of the physical body and the connections and relationships that support and ground us, are imperative to help us to replenish during this period of immense change.

The formation of the pentagram also symbolises the awareness that all of creation exists within us. A notion which can always be returned to in times of turbulent motion.

‘You are not just a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop’ (Rumi)

 

Photo credit: ‘Rainbow Moon’ by Tracy Oliver

https://www.saatchiart.com/tracymarieoliver

 

References:

http://www.mysticmamma.com/the-theme-for-february-2017-is-change/

http://www.universallifetools.com/2017/02/full-moon-lunar-eclipse-energy-spiritual-february-2017/

Yoga and Meditation Ritual for the Full Moon in Leo

 

 

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Easy Cinnamon Incense Recipe

First full moon of 2017 tonight! I thought I’d kick off this year’s blog articles with my first incense tutorial. Incense is such a beautiful and fun thing to make yourself; and of course you can imbibe it with your own energies and wishes while you create it. Perhaps you’d like to invest some of your hopes and intentions for this year into yours? Making it this evening on the first full moon of the year is a potent time to tune in to the universe and to lunar magic – asking for guidance, reassurance and/or to set an intention in spin.

This recipe is super simple; requiring only two ingredients – cinnamon and water!

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), most of which is grown in Sri Lanka, is aligned with the sun and the fire element, and is thought to attract prosperity and love/sex. It is also believed to promote health, strength and libido and is recognised as a herb that invokes protection. Follow the steps below to make your own cinnamon incense cones!

 

EASY CINNAMON INCENSE RECIPE

Put your ground cinnamon powder (pre-ground or grind your own in a pestle and mortar) into a bowl or mortar.

Add water slowly, drop by drop. Mix with a spoon or pestle until it reaches ‘play dough’ consistency. You might like to envision your hopes or intentions for this full moon while you stir the mixture.

Now roll the mixture into a ball in your hand before shaping into little cones.

Leave to dry for at least 24 hours before lighting. Enjoy the sweet, soothing, woody aroma!

 

We’d love to hear from you if you tried this recipe! Leave a comment below!