February 2016 Spiritual and Magical Properties of Essential Oils, Fragrance Oils, and Herbs

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February 2016 Spiritual and Magical Properties of Essential Oils, Fragrance Oils, and Herbs

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Lunar News—February 1, 2016
Imbolc Tuesday
February 2 Imbolc/Mid-Winter: celebration, prophecy, purification, initiation—Candlemas (Christian), New Year (Tibetan, Chinese, Iroquois), Tu Bi-Shevat (Jewish). Goddess Festivals: Brigit, Brighid, Brigid (Celtic).

The name, Imbolc, comes from “i mbolg,” Old Gaelic for “in the belly.” What fertile seed is beginning to grow down in the belly of your deepest being? This is the Holy Day for claiming the Light, the Life, the New that longs to grow from you and through you—claiming it, saying yes to it, honoring it with intention and blessing. We’ve been a thought thrumming in the hush of infinity, unnamed desire nestled in the dark swell of winter. It’s delicious riding the wave of infinite potentials, and then there comes a moment to shift out of the void, grab hold of your dream and leap with it into the Real. It’s time to Initiate. Time to place your bet on your own creative power. Time to let the Goddess of Light shine through you. Remember we are layered beings—animal, plant, crystal sleep in the secret strata of bone, blood, brain, aura. Draw on their dreams at this Imbolc Visioning Initiation time.
 

We’Moon 2016 Imbolc Holy Day Writing by Miriam Dyak © Mother Tongue Ink 2015

 
Starcodes
 
On a winter’s day
—a quote from “A Summer’s Day, by Mary Oliver
 
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
Into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
How to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
Which is what I’ve been doing all day long.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life? . . .
 
. . . Tuesday, February 2: The Moon enters more outgoing and nature-centered Sagittarius just in time to listen to the groundhogs and other animals, and think about the next few months ahead. People are restless, so instead of asking them to hold still and keep their nose to the grindstone, brainstorm possibilities and make travel plans. Take a field trip. Watch a tendency to drop everything and run away, as it may or may not be useful to take this approach. . .
 
. . . So, as we contemplate what we are to do with our one wild and precious life in the year ahead, let us stand our ground in a healthy way and revere and protect the Venusian archetype in the world around us. . . .
 
Imbolc
Essential Oil Recipe for Imbolc
Add the following essential oils to 1 oz. of carrier oil:
11 drops – Clove
12 drops – Cypress
11 drops – Ginger
11 drops – Rosemary
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly blended.
Place 8-10 drops in your bath; Wear 4-6 drops as a body perfume; Use 2-4 drops to anoint Imbolc candles; Put 3-5 drops added to water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.
Aquarius Sun and Moon
Monday the 8th —Lunar Imbolc & New Moon in Aquarius 
We’Moon Weekly Starcodes
by Heather Roan Robbins
On Monday the new Moon in collaborative Aquarius helps us launch into a cooperative and creative time. Use that social restlessness to make new contacts, particularly in the line of work, politics, or some shared passion. Feel a new chapter beginning, reassess allies and friendships to see who to bring in closer to support a new chapter.
Midweek a Pisces Moon can leave us emotionally squishy, sensitive but newly able to make some creative or aesthetic decisions. Our hearts stay a bit softer, possibly more willing to see the good in others as Venus trine’s Jupiter, but as easily hurt if our openness is taken advantage of. Mars is spending a very long time in Scorpio this year, and gives us an extra stinger if we feel disrespected.
Lunar Imbolc & New Moon in Aquarius
We note Lunar Holy Days observed in ancient Celtic practice on the new or full moon closest to what are now date-fixed cross-quarter days. Seasonal celebrations of most cultures cluster around these same natural turning points:
New Moon in Aquarius
Aquarius Moon by day: Relax, check in with community, network; the vibe is friendly, open-minded but stubborn, political but not intimate. Have meetings, work with teams, discuss philosophy, find new allies and common goals, just keep emotional expectations light.
Essential Oil Recipe for New Moon in Aquarius
Add the following essential oils to 1 oz. carrier oil:
15 drops Melissa
15 drops Neroli
15 drops Vetivert
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 8-10 drops into your bath; Wear 2-4 drops as a body perfume; Use 2-4 drops to anoint candles; Place 3-5 drops, added to water, in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.
This recipe will help to calm and relax you; allow you to open your heart and mind to the creative vibes occurring during this New Moon.
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This full moon is on the date of 222, which in Angel numbers this means keep the faith, that all of the letting go and releasing that you are doing is on the right path! This is the most Cleansing Moon of the year. Time to let go.  On February 22, 2016 – no matter where you are on Earth, look eastward as soon as darkness falls for the February full moon! Then watch for the dazzling planet Jupiter to follow the moon into the eastern sky somewhat after nightfall but by early evening.

February’s full moon is also known as the Snow Moon, Ice Moon, Hunger Moon, and Cleansing Moon. Native American tribes of the north and the east called it the snow moon as it use to be the time that the greatest amount of snowfall came. The name Hunger moon refers to the difficulty to gather food this time of year. The Celts called it the Moon of Ice.

This moon represents the coming of spring. It’s the time when the seeds start stirring to life under the cold ground. The farmers start planning crops for their gardens. The animals will start to feel their young in their bellies as they are readying for their spring births. The long sleepy winter is finally ending and the earth is in its early awakening to the longer days in the warmth of the sun.

February Full Moon image

A simple ritual you can do on the full moon to invoke the angels.  Light a White or silver candles which suggest the lunar powers, though you can use any color that evokes your ideal of high energy or fulfillment. Large, spherical glow candles would be nicely symbolic. For candle scent, anointing oil, or incense, the fragrances that seem to be most popular for Full Moon blends are lavender, sandalwood, frankincense, lemon, and, rose.  Though any pleasing fragrance will do. A simple prayer of thanks and gratitude will bring about untold blessings.

Focus on new beginnings of your dreams and goals for this year. Work to realize where you past mistakes may have been, forgive and love yourself, and plan for your future. Ask the Creator for blessings for all on this planet.

Full Moon Blessings,
Cherokee Billie

https://cherokeebillie.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/february-22-2016-full-snow-moon/

Happy-Leap-Day 2016

 Leap Year Day—Monday Feb. 29th

Leap Day
comes in quiet like some ordinary day
the rising tide of light
washes up on the shores of morning
now indigo . . . now easter blue
spirit returns from the adventures of night
and leaps into—rock, deer, tree, you, me.
Our fiery star leaps
up onto the ridge
throwing the glow of life
all over everything
giving us one more chance
to leap
from everyday mind into
the wonder of being!
Rub the sleep
out of your eyes
leap into your body,
your life
into this very day
where there are
a thousand ways
to know love
and Spring is a promise
that will be kept.
© Cathy Casper 2008
Essential Oil Recipe for Leap Day
Add the following essential oils to 1 oz. carrier oil:
15 drops – Geranium
15 drops – Jasmine
15 drops – Rose
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly blended.
Use to draw love to yourself!
Place 8 to 10 drops in your bath; Wear 2 to 4 drops as a body perfume; Add 2 – 4 drops to water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.
Waning Half Moon in Sagittarius—Tuesday March 1st
Sagittarius
After a slow Monday morning the energy picks up as the Moon enters Sagittarius and we rely on people who have been there for us in the past, or seek elements from our history as Venus sextile Saturn. We need to pick up the ball again quickly even if we dropped it while we processed over the weekend, reassure one another of our dependability and follow through on the work at hand. . .
excerpt Heather Roan Robbins © Mother Tongue Ink 2014
Visit the We’moon Starcodes web page for more forcasts.
Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post for a Moon in Sagittarius Essential Oil Recipe!

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