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      FEBRUARY 9th ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: FULL MOON

      FEBRUARY 9th ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: FULL MOON

       

      Rising on the ninth of this month, the Full Moon of February is also known as the Snow, Storm, or Hunger Moon. Up here in Maine that will make sense to a lot of us but these names go back further than we may realize.

      The Native Americans of the North East referred to it by these names because of the harsh winters Maine is known for. Those storms would make it more difficult to hunt or gather food, thus naming it the Hunger Moon. It's no wonder we stock up our pantries before each storm. The timing of our recent and long awaited snow squall definitely has us looking at our star charts. 

      The Moon will be in Leo for the weekend and will provide ample energy and light, making it a great time act on instinct. But we warn you to be safe and take caution. There's an air of drama that tags along with this lunar phase which can lead to conflict. Use this energy as a catalyst to jump into new activities!

      With Venus rising in Pisces it is a good time to nourish your relationships. If there is tension now is the time to address it in a respectful and nurturing manner. The goal is to seek harmony and balance. 

       

      Here's what every sign needs to know for this month's Snow Moon:

       

      Aries- Venus is in your sign! Look for new relationships or take extra time to put extra love and attention into one you have. Don't be afraid to open up and jump in.

       

      Taurus- Be adventurous! Whether it’s in love or if you’re looking at a list of goals you haven’t acted on yet. This is YOUR time!

       

      Gemini- Recognition is coming for you! It’s clear that you’ve been working hard but don’t let it get to your head. Take time to settle in to your new routine and don’t splurge with your sudden success.

       

      Cancer- Take this opportunity to change things up! Don’t let yourself get stuck in the same routine you’ve been in. It’s important to be in control of what YOU want.

       

      Leo- If anyone can find guidance this month it’s you. Let the lunar energy guide you- listen to yourself and trust your instincts.

       

      Virgo- Break down those rigid walls and introduce new healthy habits! Change your workout routine or start that drawing class you’ve been wanting to try.

       

      Libra- Communication is key. Take those feelings of gratitude for your loved ones and let them know. This will help you feel more connected, even if there is distance.

       

      Scorpio- It’s time for hygge! Be comfortable and use this energy and power to accomplish your goals.

       

      Sagittarius- Does it feel like everything is in place? Use this to boost your confidence and take on a new opportunity.

       

      Capricorn- Your strong-headedness is definitely at the forefront and the energy might even feel overwhelming. Roll with it but be cautious of how you affect others.

       

      Aquarius- Don’t hold back because this is your time for fulfillment in your relationships. Find a friend in Leo- they will help you.

       

      Pisces- Don’t get carried away. Your season is almost here and that’s giving you an electric energy source. Use it wisely and invest in yourself and experiences over possessions.

       

      Remember to check back in for our next lunar interpretation for the approaching New Moon!

       

      🌕 Artwork by Emma Lucille McCabe! Follower her @emmalucilleart or find her work at emmalucilleart.com. 

       

       

      JANUARY 24th ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS

      JANUARY 24th ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS

      Today brings us a New Moon in Aquarius and the start of a new cycle, which comes with its fair share of challenges. With Aquarius square in Uranus be ready for some unexpected changes and uncertainty. Fixed star Dabih exacerbates this unpredictable aspect by bringing us some anxiety and mental instability. This new moon calls for caution, flexibility, restraint, and common sense. 


      But with a focused mind you can react quickly and decisively to changing conditions to find positivity in this challenging time! Be proactive about positive change and work out why you may be feeling restless or what could be causing some feelings of impending drama and chaos. With open-mindedness and flexibility, this new moon is a great time to break bad habits and open your life to many more possibilities and opportunities. 


      Trust your instincts and react quickly, and you will have no trouble navigating this new moon and cycle!

      JANUARY 10TH ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: FULL MOON & LUNAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER

      JANUARY 10TH ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: FULL MOON & LUNAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER

      It’s a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Cancer today! With the sun conjunct Mercury, this eclipse brings our attention to communication, although that communication is anything but clear. We’re feeling emotional and having difficulty making sense of what we hear. It’s also a big time of false communication being put forth by unreliable sources, so CHECK YOUR FACTS before you believe what you’re told. We are easily mislead by words that activate our emotional biases, and the eclipse opposite Pluto makes us extra vulnerable to being manipulated and controlled. We need to be careful to not get carried away and overly convinced by anything external right now. If something is true today, it will still be true in a week when we can process it with more reasoned understanding.
       
      While communication from and with others can be confusing, there is deep clarity to be found when we look within. Where have we been ignoring the truth of our hearts in order to satisfy the needs of others? We are each being called to connect with our intuition and move towards our purpose on this planet. How do we connect with this when we’re feeling oh-so-emotional? Lean into somatic practices that can help you come back into your body and move through whatever is coming up. Maybe that’s yoga, EFT tapping, dance, rolling around on the floor, or taking a hot bath. Allow any feelings that arise to be with you, without judgement. Whatever you’re experiencing now is ok, and no emotion is permanent. It is important to not repress or deny your feelings, and you are invited to look at them with curiosity rather than being swept away. See what you can learn, and write down any insights you think you may want to take with you into the future. <3

      MEXICALI MAKER: RABI, NEPAL

      Meet the Mexicali maker: Rabi, Nepal

      Riya (Rabi's daughter), Rabi, Pete, and Carly (Pete's daughter). As a family-run business ourselves, we love working with other families!

       We met Mexicali maker Rabi over 20 years ago in Nepal, through a mutual friend who knew we would get along famously. Our friend was right, as Rabi is an awesome person to work with and (like us) loves to have FUN! Outside of our long working relationship, we've enjoyed many day trips and adventures with Rabi, attending parties and being welcomed to community events, celebrating Buddha's birthday, and gathering at his house to try his mom's famous raksi moonshine! 

      While we would be happy just to call Rabi our friend, he is also someone we are incredibly proud to work with, as the quality of his creations is top-notch and he is very committed to creating a positive work environment for his employees. The fleece-lined wool accessories we get from Rabi are crafted in knitting circles rather than in a factory environment, which allows the artisans to spend more time with their children and complete their craft in a laid-back family-friendly environment. Rabi is known for treating his employees so well that they usually stay working with him for many years. The area where he lives is well-known for wool crafts, and there are many businesses talented knitters could work for, so that's saying something!

      We look forward to many more years of working and adventures with Rabi, and continuing to share the fleece-lined wool awesomeness he and his artisan crew create with you! 

      >>>>Shop Rabi's Creations HERE<<<<