Happy Super Belated Full Moon and Summer Solstice
I am an entire lunar month late with posting this blog. I have been transitioning through a lot this month so I took some time away from Gigi Moon. I am single again, and moved into my new apartment on June 1st. I've been working a few side jobs as well. Immediately after my move, I taught my first ever retreat with my friend, Aimee Ward, starting on the full moon, June 17th through June 20th! It was at the Sou'Wester
in Oceanside, right near the beach, and it was amazing and transformative. I've included some photos of the event as well as the Chakra Cliff's Notes and worksheet I created as my course materials below. Butterfly, in particular, blue butterfly, came through serendipidously during the retreat for me and some others. I encountered the butterfly I used in the lunar artwork in Kansas City several years ago. It actually let me hold it for a short while! I took this video of it.
Butterfly represents personal transformations.
"When Butterfly spirit begins visiting your life, something new and wonderful is about to unfold !It’s time for personal growth and greater awareness of your mental, physical and spiritual rhythms. Change can sometimes be challenging and daunting because it moves us out of our comfort zone. You cannot embrace a “new you” until you release the old. With Butterfly medicine you’ll find that you can fly gracefully above the barriers that would otherwise hold you back. Butterfly as a teacher puts great emphasis on movement – be it blossom to blossom, home to home, or one state in our spiritual exploration to another. Butterfly often turns our thoughts inward to review elements of our character, morals, and habits that weigh us down, keeping us stuck in a mire of negative energy. The goal of our winged ally is restoring lightness in your Be-ing so you can dance life’s dance with unbridled joy!" - whatismyspiritanimal.com
Smoky Quartz, A Root Chakra stone, it's very grounding and has a calming energy. It heightens intuition and is a wonderful stone for meditation. It increases survival instincts and self confidence. It helps to lighten moods, overcome negative emotions and combat depression. Smoky quartz not only relieves negative emotions like anger, jealousy and fear, but also and transforms them into positive energies. Smoky Quartz is a very protective stone. It wards off both psychic and physical attack. It increases prosperity and good luck as well as boost creative energy. This particualr Smoky Quartz is double terminated, making it an amplifier of energy. It was gifted to me by my friend, Rick, who is known as the Rock Guy here in Astoria. He always gifts rocks to children and rock loving adults here.
Here are some reports for June's full moon:
And happy belated Summer Solstice! Mystic Mama has gathered some amazing insight for you.
I taught a course on crystal Chakra therapy and how to use a pendulum to do a Chakra alignment as well as in general pendulum usage. Students took turns practicing on each other. I also explained some of the stone's metaphycal healing properties and each student got their own take home charka alignment kit.
7 chakra stones, crystal pendulum, sage, palo santo, shell
I brought some stones from my personal collection to use for the class.
Here are some views of the Sou"Wester. It is such an enchanting place!
Guests can stay in these old vintage campers.
Sound Healing House
Guests can rent bikes to adventure on the Discovery Trail, right along Long Beach.
Here's a view of Long Beach, I took a bike ride all the way up to Cape Dissapointment on my lunch break
Aimee and her son, Ori. We made a group offering to Gaia on the last day of the retreat.
Beach grass sand art
Transitions are never easy, but that doesn't mean they can't be fun, right? I am flowing with the changes and embracing the chaos. I hope to teach more Crystal Chakra courses and am excited to see where life takes me. I hope this blog finds everyone happy and healthy, Love and Light to you all!