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Uplifting Gemstones for the New Year

by Psychic Readings by Ronn on 01/28/20


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The start of a new year in any region or culture is an excellent time to reflect on your life and make changes. When it comes to setting a resolution or goal, integrating the presence of certain crystals can help keep you grounded and remind you of your aspirations even when it becomes difficult to stick to your plan.

Depending on the nature of your goal for this year, you may benefit from selecting a crystal that suits your specific ideals. Otherwise, choosing some from the list below can help keep you focused and energized.

Rainbow Moonstone

This stone is typically associated with new beginnings, making it an ideal stone to embrace in the new year. As with all moonstones, this crystal shares some connections with the lunar cycle, making it a great choice for individuals looking to better tolerate change as well as repetition. New beginnings can be challenging, and a piece of rainbow moonstone can help restore your energy and supply you with the intrinsic motivation you need to succeed this year.


Agate

For those who feel they need a bit of a push in the right direction, agate is a great stone that fosters courage and strength. Individuals who have set a resolution or are experiencing some other kind of significant change may find that agate is good for achieving balance and emotional stability.


Amethyst

As an all-around positive stone, amethyst is especially useful when it comes to breaking bad habits and replacing them with healthier, more productive ones. Amethyst can also help in providing clear motivation toward setting and achieving realistic goals. Additionally, amethyst is commonly associated with serenity, so for those who feel they could benefit from peace and quiet may find that amethyst is the perfect choice.


Angelite

Failing to meet goals or reach benchmarks can be frustrating, but giving up is rarely the right choice. For individuals who are easily frustrated or discouraged, angelite can promote forgiveness and recovery as well as the release of tension. Angelite may help those who find it difficult to overcome obstacles or lack sufficient external support as they proceed into the new year.

Three Full Moons Ahead and What They Mean for You

by Psychic Readings by Ronn on 12/19/19


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As discussed in a previous post, the moon goes through phases as it travels around the earth, and in these phases, its energy varies. When the moon is full, you may find that it is time to reflect and make positive changes in your life. Each month that the full moon occurs bears a different name and significance.

Throughout the year, the moon can pass along different messages and motivations for you to take into consideration as the months pass. Below, we’ll discuss three upcoming full moons and what they mean for you.


February: The Snow Moon

In February, Winter is well under way, and as the name suggests, it is in February that the snowfall is often the greatest. In some tribes, the February full moon was also known as the Hunger Moon due to the challenging hunting conditions that came with the bitter cold and oppressive weather. 

During the February full moon, it is wise to reflect on your current situation and assess your status. Identify any physical, emotional, or interpersonal issues; February may not be the right time to solve such problems, but it presents an opportunity to lie low, take a breath, and carefully consider your options. Rather than overexerting yourself in February, it is best to reserve your energy for a later time.


March: The Worm Moon

Known by Christian settlers as the last full moon of Winter, the Worm Moon signifies rebirth. When the snow begins to melt and the ground begins to soften, earthworms are able to emerge from the soil once again. With the reemergence of earthworms comes the return of birds like robins, welcoming in the Spring.

Though the weather may still feel like Winter, the March full moon presents an excellent time to renew yourself. Taking time to stretch, clean, and partake in activities beyond the home are all great ideas for the Worm Moon. This full moon represents a slow, steady awakening, so it is important to pace yourself as you embark on new journeys or start new tasks.


April: The Pink Moon

As flowers begin to bloom, the Pink Moon represents the true beginning of Spring. It is called the Pink Moon in honor of phlox, a kind of pink moss that begins to grow early in the season.

The April full moon has been used for gardening and farming, and in a similar fashion, it can be used to guide your life. During the Pink Moon, you may want to start something exciting and new, from a relationship to a project. Like with flowers and crops, it is important to tend to these seedlings to the best of your ability as the year progresses, but the full moon in April presents an ideal time to take risks and seize opportunities as they come your way.

What the Winter Solstice Means for You

by Psychic Readings by Ronn on 11/18/19


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For millennia, cultures have honored the arrival of the winter solstice with feasts and celebrations. The winter solstice signals the beginning of astronomical winter, and it brings with it the shortest day and longest night of the year. Ancient traditions often involved lighting fires to ward off evil entities and provide warmth. Following the solstice, the days gradually begin to grow longer as spring draws near.

For many, the winter solstice bears spiritual significance, and it can serve as a great time of reflection.


Transition

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of any solstice or equinox is its relation to change. The winter solstice serves as the turning point from autumn to winter. Change is a neutral force that can be positive or negative in different circumstances. Though the shift to winter may feel detrimental, it is a necessary shift for the health of the world, and understanding that difficult transitions can be productive in your own life can be reflected in this understanding.


Patience & Endurance

The presence of the winter solstice indicates a promise of cold months ahead as winter arrives in full force. This means colder temperatures, harsher weather, and a slow increase of daily sunlight that can be taxing. With the winter solstice, it becomes important to acknowledge the necessity of patience, especially during difficult times. As winter officially begins, individuals are encouraged to acknowledge that their ability to survive the winter comes with a reward: the arrival of spring.


Introspection

Cold, dark months provide the perfect environment for introspection. As there is limited incentive to venture outside or embark on new journeys for most individuals, the winter solstice can indicate the start of a period that encourages reflection, intuition, and personal growth. Winter can bring silence and peace, lending itself to an ideal atmosphere for reflection on the path as well as ideation regarding the future.


Hope

At the end of each winter comes spring. At the end of each night comes dawn. This pattern begins with the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. At this point in the cycle, it is important to remember what lies ahead in order to weather the challenges that await. The winter solstice can serve as a reminder that hope is an essential ingredient when it comes to survival and prosperity.

Four Full Moons Ahead and What They Mean for You

by Psychic Readings by Ronn on 10/16/19


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Throughout the year, the moon goes through phases as it circles the earth. Each full moon is known by different names around the world based on individual beliefs and religions. In America, the full moons have been gifted with different names for the month in which they occur by Native Americans who first observed the moon’s cycles millennia ago.


The following names for each month’s full moon are among the most recognizable, and they come from the Algonquin tribe of the North East. When the moon is full, you can draw from its energy and enact positive changes in your life. We’ll begin with this month’s full moon.


October: The Hunter’s Moon

This full moon once indicated a time when hunters could more easily seek out their prey. With autumn being in full effect and animals such as deer and foxes preparing for winter, hunters would have higher success in securing food for themselves.

When this full moon appears, it is a good sign to hone in on your goals and identify your best course of action in achieving it. The Hunter’s Moon presents opportunity and change, reflected by the shifting of the seasons.


November: The Beaver Moon

At this time of year, beavers begin preparing for winter, so setting traps and securing ample fur for the colder months early on in November was an advisable practice.

Before December arrives, this full moon serves as a reminder to take stock of your health and resources. If you have unfinished business or find that you lack something important, now is the time to sort that out.


December: The Cold Moon

Known for long nights and bitter chills, the December full moon served as a reminder that winter was only just beginning, as it often occurs before the winter holidays.

While the Cold Moon can seem harsh, you should use it as a symbol of hope and perseverance. Long, cold nights or other challenges accompany this season, but the days will gradually become longer. This full moon can help you develop a positive, hardy attitude even when your situation appears grim.


January: The Wolf Moon

As the days become longer and brighter, wolves tend to renew their anxious hunts for food. They are hungry and desperate, and this drive leads them to pursue their prey with vigor and determination.

This full moon can help aid in motivation and ambition. Winter can be mistaken as a time for sloth and survival, but the start of a new year is the best time to begin something new.

Halloween Origins and Practices

by Psychic Readings by Ronn on 09/23/19

Influenced by the ancient pagan traditions of Samhain, the holiday now known as Halloween is associated with costumes, candy, and all things spooky and scary. Occurring on October 31 each year in different nations, Halloween has some history with the occult, and celebrations vary based on location. 


Samhain

This pagan festival was celebrated by the Celts to honor the end of summer and usher in the darkest part of the year. It was believed that, at Samhain, the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead was at its thinnest, allowing for communication with the deceased. The rituals and festivities that took place reflected this belief. Participants would make offerings to please their ancestors who might return, and they also would disguise themselves to avoid being kidnapped by more malicious creatures, most often the Sidhe or other fae, who could more easily cross into the world of the living at that time of year. 


Feralia & Pomona 

When the Romans conquered Celtic territory, they began to integrate their own traditions into Celtic practices. The Roman festival Feralia was designed to honor the dead, much like Samhain, and the Romans also celebrated their goddess Pomona who was associated with fruit and trees around the same time. It is from this celebration that the tradition of bobbing for apples might originate. Celebrating the dead in some form or another at this time of year has been relatively consistent, even across cultures, as the shift from summer to autumn is commonly associated with change and the approach of darker months.


All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

Catholic leaders attempted to adapt the festival into something more conducive with their beliefs. In the fifth century, the celebration was shifted to springtime and was slated to celebrate saints and martyrs. However, in the ninth century, Pope Gregory returned the celebration to its original season, establishing All Saints’ Day on November 1 to honor deceased saints and All Souls’ Day on November 2 to honor all deceased believers of the Christian faith. Eventually, the day before these festivities, October 31, became known as All Hallow’s Eve. Though the practices and beliefs shifted under ruling parties, the practice of honoring the dead in autumn ultimately remained.


American Halloween

As a melting pot of many European cultures, the practices associated with Halloween in America are an amalgamation of cultural practices. The tradition of Trick-or-Treating, for example, is believed to be a blend of Irish, Scottish, and English customs. In some early practices, some groups would dress in costumes and visit houses to sing to the dead; they earned cake as payment. The nature of playing tricks or pranks also originated from ancient practices, though these tricks were commonly played by fae creatures. In America, Halloween was a community-oriented holiday, but in an effort to limit harmful pranks and vandalism, marketing efforts shifted to children alone.