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      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: NEW MOON IN SCORPIO

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: NEW MOON IN SCORPIO

       

      As we come to a close on this moon cycle and enter into the next, the New Moon in Scorpio marks a perfect time to begin something new. Whether it’s bringing a fresh burst of optimism to your outlook on current events, or something as simple as clearing away the clutter to make room for new projects, any small changes you can make to prepare will be beneficial to you and those you surround yourself with. 


      The Moon’s relationship to Pluto is driving us forward with increased momentum to achieve our goals, and as we said in our last horoscope update, this is being felt across the signs. Make room to spread out and grow into who you are meant to become. Be wary not to burn those who want to genuinely support you and make an extra effort to keep communication open with the ones you love. A sense of community is crucial to stay healthy through this period.


      In other celestial news, the Leonid meteor shower is peaking this weekend through Nov. 17th! If you can get outside to observe them, we recommend finding dark skies before dawn (when the constellation Leo is highest in the sky) for the best viewing opportunities. This particular meteor shower is visible most years, but intensifies when the Comet Tempel-Tuttle is close to Earth. According to historians, this causes a meteor “storm” rather than a “shower” due to the denser conglomerate of meteors surrounding the true comet. 


      In 1966 observers said they “almost needed to grip the ground,” because the sensation of Earth’s movement through space during the Leonid storm was so strong. Imagine! If it’s anything like the illustration we discovered below, we can see what they mean. The last perihelion (the closest point to the sun) was in 1998, so we will have to wait until 2031 until Tempel-Tuttle comes around again, but we’re happy to wait!

       

       Leonid meteor storm, as seen over North America on the night of November 12-13, 1833. This woodcut was published in 1888 by E. Weib in his Bilderatlas der Sternenwelt (Illustrated Atlas of the Stars). Image via Wikimedia Commons.

       

      Cozy up with a falsa blanket to enjoy the show!

      Shop lunar calendars to keep track at home!

      Wool to keep you warm this season!

      GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: MOONSTONE

      GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: MOONSTONE

      Moonstone is the stone of romance, intuition, and emotional balance.  It has a highly spiritual nature, and assists one in connecting with the Divine Feminine or the goddess within.  Moonstone may be worn to balance hormonal cycles in women and helps all beings become more in tune with their gentler feminine side.  Said to promote greater flexibility and flow with life by balancing yin and yang energies, it is a particularly good stone for both women and men who have trouble acknowledging or consciously experiencing their true emotions.

      It is said to have power to arouse passion and allow lovers to peek into their future fortunes. Some believe that carrying a moonstone will attract new love, and if you give your lover a moonstone when the moon is full, your romance will be long-lasting and passionate. In Eastern cultures, moonstone has long been favored for all aspects of love and is purported to reunite quarreled lovers.

      With its brilliant flash and unearthly shimmer, it’s no wonder that moonstone has been associated through the ages with fantastical origins and magical powers.  The ancient Romans and Hindus both believed that moonstone was made from frozen moonbeams and droplets of crystallized moonlight. Moonstone amulets are tied to the ancient legends of the moon goddess of Egypt, Isis, the Greek deity, Selene, and the Roman goddess of the moon, Diana.

      The powers of this glimmering stone are highly linked to the energies of the moon itself, focusing on love, fertility, good fortune and protection during dark times. While it has protective powers always, moonstone is particularly good for ensuring the safety of those who are traveling in the dark or on the water, and has long been considered a lucky stone for sailors. Moonstone can help attune the body and mind to the natural forces that surround us, opening intuitive connection with nature, particularly sea and sky. Its powers are at their strongest during the full or almost full moon, and because of its innate moon-connection, this stone benefits particularly well from being charged in the light of the moon.

      What’s your favorite way to wear moonstone?

      Check out our moonstone jewelry in stores and right here.

      moonstone jewelry at Mexicali Blues