This weekend is the full moon in Aries. My Moon Box from the Gaia Collective arrived just in time and filled with great items! The oracle card (made by my friend Danielle here on Gabriola) is beautiful in pink and coral tones with a dark silhouette of a seated woman within a triangle. The three crystals this month are rose opal, aventurine, and rutilated quartz. The roll on essential oil features ginger, pine, cypress, sweet marjoram, and ylang ylang in a sunflower oil base. The tea blend is nettle, ashwagandha, hawthorne, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, yellow dock, pau d’arco, and catnip. Also included is an organic gypsy salve by Gypsy Soul and a Half Moon Konjac Sponge
by Moon Body Soul for exfoliating your face. And as usual, it is presented on a bed of moss which I have placed into a clear vessel for my hanging planters.
I love the thought that goes into these boxes and that it encourages me to stop and reflect on the previous month/moon cycle and take some time to myself. There is a typed ritual included in the box, as well as an e-mail that explains the contents of the box and provides a guided meditation.
From the e-mail:
ARIES FULL MOON
October 16, 2016
Planet: Mars // Sign: Aries // Element: Fire
Well, hello Full Moon in Aries!
We have finally come face-to-face and it couldn’t be illuminating!
Bright-eyed and determined, an Aries ram will look any challenge square in the face and take charge. As the first sign of the zodiac cycle, the Full Moon in Aries invites an emotional cleansing to open up to new intentions. With an ever-burning inner fire as a catalyst for your dedication, look deep within and wipe the slate clean.
Aries is ruled by the strong and powerful energy of Mars, always pushing us to forge a path forward in the name of progress. From that place, ignite an intention powered by your ability to take charge in your life. You call the shots! The illumination of Aries in the sky is shining a light on your motivation to transform any darkness into a bright star. You can be certain that taking authority of yourself is not easy, as there are always external influences that will distract you.
Welcome the distractions as a test of your conviction.
No matter what life throws your way, like a steadfast Aries ram, keep moving forward towards the highest version of your heartfelt Self. When you fall, when you stumble, be easy on yourself and always come back to your intention.
It will never steer you wrong.
Immediately following the guided meditation email is a second email with an audio meditation and ritual you can listen to while you take the time to reflect. It’s pretty neat.
I’ve laid my objects out on a small round table in my sun room and used my Spirit Cloth by Kim Krans. It’s so beautiful. Happy full moon!