Full Moon in Sagittarius + Flower Essence Rituals

I have just returned from an epic 3 week teaching/play journey.  There is much to integrate and I will share more as words become more accessible to describe all that I am feeling.  For those I met along the way, thank you for being such a beautiful and courageous reflection of Women Rising, individually and collectively.

Today marks the Strawberry Full Moon, a name bestowed upon the Full Moon in June by the Algonquin tribe as it was a signal to gather ripening fruit.  So, as we live in connection with Nature, we are invited to gather the fruits that we planted and that we are actively tending to in the space of our hearts, minds, and Souls.  With this Full Moon in Sagittarius at 9:19 AM PST, we are invited to not only gather our “strawberries” but also to explore what more wants to be planted, cultivated, and tended.  This planet  asks us to envision our heart’s desires and shoot the Sagittarian arrows to collect these sacred longings.

Specifically right now, we are at a time where our old patterns are actually seeking the light.  We can create new ways of being and navigating in our relationships and life RIGHT now.  And what I am hearing from many women is that they desire to come out, to enlist and belong in the world.  To let go of the shackles of invisibility and be SEEN.

You can make different choices sister.  If you feel stuck, powerless, trapped in old patterns, afraid, or doubtful, you can choose a new way.  What you need are potent Flower Essences to heal what is lying underneath of your behaviors.  And of course the Full Moon to explore and capture your visibility so that you can be the change you wish to see in the world.

On today’s episode of Woman Rising TV, I am sharing Flower Essences that will help you to shine your light in the world – whether this be through your gifts and talents in your career, your relationship with self, or your relationship with others.


Full Moon Beltane Magic + Wild Sacred

Full Moon Beltane Blessings to you!

Beltane is a Celtic festival in celebration of fertility, passion and the waking of Mother Earth from winter’s slumber into the blossoming of Spring. Thus, this is known as the Flower Moon and is an invitation for you to also blossom into the fullness of your passion and pleasure. Traditionally, fires are built and people jump the fires to bring in blessings – easy pregnancies and labors, rapturous love, good health, etc.  Men and women make love in the woods, reflecting back the fertile essence of this season.

With the Full Moon in Scorpio, we are navigating through the watery depths of ourselves, to know, but mostly to feel what our truest desires are. You are being called to investigate yourself with the translucent light of the moon and set free any surfacing conditions that keep you chained to beliefs and programming (whether from society, religion, or self etc)… ultimately to let go of anything keeping you from FEELING amazing and LIVING your purpose and your gifts.

Now is the time when your deepest fears can come to light so that you can see them and transform them. Welcome these fears if they surface, and embrace them. See them for what they are, and set yourself free by embodying your desires and honoring your heart truth. 

With all of this Cosmic medicine dancing around you, it seems an opportune time to reach out to other women for support, affirmation, and reflection.  With the flames of possibilities and the intensity of emotions, this is a powerful time to come together… to journey in connection, pleasure, warmth, and Sisterhood.  All things I have been craving after the hibernation of winter.  Perhaps you have been feeling the same?

So, in honor of Beltane and the Full Moon in Scorpio, I invite you to leap a fire and….

Join Achintya Devi and I in Maui for our Second Annual Wild Sacred Women Retreat in Maui October 23 – 30th, 2015.


New Moon: Expand into your Greatness

The New Moon in Aries invites us to move forward.  To learn from the intensity of life, to have gratitude, and then with the fiery flames of Aries, to walk forward.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
– David Whyte

Have you ever thought about this before?
That in the darkness and aloneness, much is made clear?
That if something or someone does not make you come alive, they are actually keeping you from your greatness?
That it is time to let go of false illusions or societal conditionings and just be yourself?

I invite you to pause for a moment in the dark of the Moon and feel into this.
Think about your life and those who surround you.  How do you feel in their presence?
Think about where you really belong and what that feels like.

The truth is, it’s a relief to be YOURSELF.
And yet, do you find yourself holding back?


Blood Moon Eclipse Ritual

Today is the Full Moon in Libra with a Lunar Eclipse. By the time you are reading this blog, this has already occurred (5:01 AM PST). And now we get to feel the effects.

The Earth’s shadow will paint the Full Moon reddish-brown for a brief moment, giving it the name “Blood Moon”.

Eclipses generally shake things up and when they happen to the Moon, they will shake up your inner realms. They throw a spotlight on your subconscious to bring to the surface that which needs to be released so that you can feel more deeply, heal, and repair.

The Moon in Libra asks you walk your path, to bring balance into your life in a whole way. So, as the Eclipse shakes things up internally, Libra will entice you to create equilibrium. Your needs and desires will be brought to the surface and you are then given the opportunity to reflect on whether you are receiving what it is that you desire… on every level, in every part of your life.

Some things will stay. Some things will give away. All for the greater purpose of finding inner peace and love.

Amazing to take a moment and feel how the Moon lives through you. That her phases, transits, and signs are felt in every fiber of your being, especially when you are present and awake to her.

Full MOON Ritual:

1.  This evening, after the Moon rise, go outside and stand under the Moon.  In this ritual, you will be partaking in the Ancient Tradition of Moon Bathing.

A Moon Bath is often an overlooked and powerful way to reconnect with your Feminine Power.   This is similar to sunbathing. With sunbathing, you receive the positive effects of the sun (I will acknowledge that there are also negative aspects of too much sun!).

With moon bathing, there are only positive effects. The Moon has a natural affinity to the Feminine. Absorb her energy. The Moon will bestow intuitive qualities, open your psychic channels, and bring balance and harmony. The Moon honors the Goddess in us all. Just as you would sit under the sun to sunbathe, you will sit under the Moon to absorb her energy and allow her to magnify your feminine nature.

Let her light in. Receive. Feel her effects. You can do this during any phase of the Moon cycle. Of course during the Full Moon, you will feel her light bathing you. Drink in her medicine. You may do this alone or with friends.


New Moon and Spring Equinox Manifestation Practice

Tomorrow, March 20th (Friday), there is a New Moon in Pisces, a Solar Eclipse, and it is Spring Equinox.

The New Moon ask us to turn within and sojourn into the Mystical Darker realms.  It is the time that we dreams our dreams.  We vision and tune into the medicine of our hearts.  This New Moon in Pisces will invite us to really FEEL.  In this sensitive place, we become aware of parts of our lives that NEED to shift and plant the seeds of what we desire to call forward.

Of course, the Spring Equinox invites out freshness, newness.  It seeks out birth and beauty.

Add to that a Solar Eclipse, which enhances all of these cosmological happenings.

This then becomes a time to get clear on what it is that you want, what you are ready to let go of, and to align your life with both the Moon and Spring to ultimately Manifest your heart’s longings.

Now, I know you probably have things you wish to manifest.  Money, greater health, a partner, clarity, soulful career, adventure.

Every woman generally envisions more for herself.  And yet, sometimes, we find ourselves stuck, miles away from what they want, or not sure how to move forward.

In today’s episode of Woman Rising TV, I am sharing a Manifestation Practice that I always use and Flower Essences to support this process.  I used to sit at my altar, journal, create intentions, declare my desires, use crystals, etc to move towards my desires.  And the results would be minimal or S-L-O-W.  When I started incorporating Flower Essences into my manifestation practice, this process ACTIVATED.  You do not want to miss this.
(This is a longer video than normal, but worth it!)

I truly wish to help you release what is blocking you from fully receiving and to create strong Affirmations of that which you are WOMANIFESTING.


Invitation to the Medicine Woman Gathering

You are invited to a virtual Medicine Woman Gathering on Thursday, March 12th at 12 pm PST/ 3 pm EST/ 8 pm GMT

I know this is somewhat last minute but who doesn’t love circling with other women while we delve into healing our emotions?!?

I also know there is a lot of intrigue, curiosity, and questions about the Flower Essence Practitioner Certification program and walking this path of Medicine Woman so I decided that we needed a virtual gathering.

Yes, this is a virtual event.  And yes, it will also be quite intimate.

So, as you read this, go to your calendar and mark off Thursday, March 12th at 12 pm PST / 3 pm EST / 8 pm GMT

I imagine it to be as if we are all sitting on a beautiful hand quilted blanket in a field of wildflowers.  The sun sitting behind clouds making it the most perfect afternoon to hang as women clearly devoted to our own personal growth and also supporting that in others.

On this blanket, we will share about what is feeling tender in our hearts.  We will share our passions of serving others.  We will share our desires within Motherhood and Womanhood.  We will revel in the commonalities amongst us all.  And we will honor Nature and her powerful medicines.

Sounds lovely, yes?