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

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New Moon – April 7, 2016

A Time of Action

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The new moon of April 7, 2016 is the closest new moon of the year. When you see the sun on April 7, think of the moon, too. It’ll be between us and the sun, crossing the sky with the sun throughout the day.

It is good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies. It’s time to take action – try something new and innovative, and go at it with gusto and confidence; be assertive without being abrasive; take charge of our lives; start a brand new project; and discover our own personal courage.

A new moon symbolizes new beginnings when you look at old goals and set new ones. It is a good time to contemplate upon your life. The meaning of a new moon is the opportunity to start anew and refresh your dreams and desires. It is a time of magic!

  • Did you set New Year’s Resolutions that may need a little boost to them by now?
  • Have any of your goals gone from bright to dim?

Now is the time to support them with the new moon energy and its significance and symbolism.

It is important to pull our energy inward, to be the brightest lights we can, to show the greatest love we can. We hope the light we shine will catch others alight. Mystical

To make this a sacred time use Four Items to honor the elements. Have with you a small bottle of sand for the element of earth, a feather for the element of air, a red candle for the element of fire, and a cup of water for the element of water.

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On the evening of the New Moon fill a glass with pure clean water. Hold your filled glass and take a moment to stand before any sacred space that you have set up or is special to you and breathe into your center – that deep internal place that is the source of your intent and where all change is possible. Internalize the knowing that All Water is One Water, with the power to cleanse and purify, to wash away the dust of all that was. Know that water always seeks to flow and in so doing erodes away all the blocks and obstacles that hinder its progress.

Fill yourself with all the thoughts of change that help this world to be better in all ways. Bring up all the ways that you can help to foster and create that change, not only within but also in your daily life to the world around you. Allow those intentions and energy to flow into the water that you hold.

Add to its power by singing, drumming or raising energy in your own unique way. Allow your energy to infuse the remaining water within your glass while deeply knowing that all water is connected. Remember that all water is one water, and that the water of our bodies is the same as the sea and the rain and the river. The energy of water flows and returns to you like a great tide, the waves of true and undeniable change that begins with your own personal divine source.

Drink some of the water in your glass and allow the energy to infuse all parts of your inner self, knowing that you raising your vibration to a higher level. You can do this again on the next new moon.

Let this new moon be a fresh start in your life! It’s never too late to start over again.

New Moon Blessings,
Cherokee Billie

http://www.cherokeebillie.com

New Moon, New Beginnings Essential Oil Recipe

Add the following essential oils to 1 oz. carrier oil:

15 drops Angelica

15 drops Lavender

15 drops Melissa

Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Place 8 to 10 drops into your bath; Wear 4 to 6 drops as a body perfume; Use 2 to 4 drops to anoint candles; Place 3 to 5 drops into added water of an aroma lamp, diffuser, or oil burner.

Scorpio

A Full Moon in Scorpio

Thursday, April 21st

Full week Lunar News

April 18, 2016
Pluto retrograde Monday 4/18–9/26

Sun enters Taurus Tuesday the 20th

Lunar Beltane — Full Moon in Scorpio
Thursday the 21st

Pluto Retrograde — April 18-September 26

Use delays during these retrograde seasons for productive
re–evaluations:

Pluto: death and rebirth, deep, total change
. . .
Pluto is transformation, death/rebirth energy—to the extreme. In order for the butterfly to emerge, the caterpillar that it once was must completely give up its life! No going back; burn the bridge down; the volcano of one’s own power explodes. Stand upon the mountain top and catch the lightning bolt in your hand! In addition, we must consider our Rising Sign! This Sign is calculated using the time of day that we came into being, in relationship to the rotation of the earth. It describes how we relate to the external world and how it relates back to us—what we look like, how others see us and how we see ourselves. 
It is the combination of all of these planetary elements that makes us unique among all other persons alive! We are like snowflakes in that way! Sharing a Sun sign is not enough to put you in a singular category. Here’s to our greater understanding! Know Yourself! 
excerpt MoonCat! © Mother Tongue Ink 2011
Sun Signs and Sun Transits
The Sun provides life force, powers our inner light and will.
Taurus (April19–May 20): Dig deep. Under Fixed Earth Taurus, life is a fertile garden ready to receive seed, plowing, compost—ready to feed root and bulb, and bring a new crop to light. The mood is earthy, sensual, stubborn, slow, and practical; we need to bring vision and planning.
Heather Roan Robbins © Mother Tongue Ink 2014 
Lunar Beltane 
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:  May 1 Beltane/Mid-Spring: planting, fertility, sexuality.
Full Moon in Scorpio: Scorpio by day: Our focus, wit and temper sharpen. The mood is broody, sultry, possessive, introspective serious with dark humor. We want to research, look under the rocks, look at the worst-case scenario, and know we’re strong enough to handle it.
Heather Roan Robbins © Mother Tongue Ink 2014 
Starcodes — April 15 – 21, 2016 
Visit our Starcodes page for weekly detaiils Friday -Thursday
. . . Tuesday, and through the middle of the week, our affections and our creative process need attention and may feel tested. The heat begins to leave as the Moon enters Libra and the Sun enters Taurus, both Venus-ruled signs, just as Venus is tested by a trine to Saturn and square to Pluto. . .
. . . Monday, April 18: Let’s be kind to ourselves on this moody morning even though the Virgo Moon sharpens our sense of self-criticism. It’s easy to relieve discomfort by . . .
Tuesday, April 19: This could be a pivot point for relationships and creative projects, they need our attention as the Moon enters Libra, the Sun enters Taurus (both Venus-ruled signs) as Venus squares Pluto. If asked, respond to . . .
. . . Thursday, April 21: Our nerves can feel stretched as Mercury semi-sextiles Uranus and the Moon enters Scorpio. The mood grows moody, musky, ripe with darker undertones as we head into the full Scorpio Moon. Feel the tension between what makes us comfortable and cozy (Sun in Taurus) and what will evolve and transform (Moon in Scorpio). Mercury retrogrades next week, so . . . 
Full Moon Essential Oil Recipe
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce carrier oil:
15 drops Chamomile
15 drops Lavender
15 drops Rose
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
This combination of essential oils will help keep you calm, be less moody, and relieve tension during the Scorpio Full Moon. Use them as usual in your bath, wear as a body perfume, use as a massage, anoint candles, and use in Aroma Lamps, Diffusers, and/or Oil Burners.

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