This vid has a great Toro nature vibe, chillax.
I could use it.
…You ?

Here at Chez Luna, cats got first full free outside exploration early this am so exciting !
Miss neurosis stayed close, miss wild climbed 3 trees, made a little grey kitty buddy, headed for the lake straightaway.  These two cats of mine are def. Felix & Oscar.

My day : Broom broke, lawn mower broke, vacuum (I just fixed) broke (again) and then my coffee pot cracked (again).
Cue headache.
I laughed.
Ok universe, fuck it. I nap.

CCROSSApril 22 late eve USA

Grand Cardinal Cross perfects

Uranus Aries
Jupiter Cancer
Mars Rx in Libra
Pluto in Capricorn

All @ 13 degrees
Planets +/- 5 degrees will be feeling change UPs, friction. Inner & outer.
Esp.  Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn

Sun is in Taurus; in 9 days dark moon meets Sun and Mercury for a New Moon Solar Eclipse. 

The last quarter moon is a time of contemplation, re-adjustments, attunement and elimination of the unnecessary. As the moonlight dims to dark we enter the balsamic moon phase.  This lunar phase is the bridge between two worlds – the past is ending, the future new moon is approaching.  This is a time of shaded solitude, silence and endings – wise crones and contemplative navel-gazing hermits.  Deep contemplation of intentions for new moon growth stir deep within.
New Moon is the time for fresh starts and new beginnings, new initiatives.  Filled with instinct and outbound energy, we express how and where we choose to grow.
fyi: Next full Moon is May 14 at 23 Scorpio

Mercury into Taurus April 23
Chicago 4:36am

Barcelona 11:15am
Qaanaaq 7:15am
Melbourne 7:15pm

April 29
New Moon Solar Eclipse 8 Taurus

1:10am CT, USA
6:10am London
3:00pm Tokyo

New Moon magick done in the sign of Taurus is excellent for patient long lasting changes in the realms of: peace of mind, earnings and self-worth, gifts given or taken, altitudes surrounding time, love, money, sensual pleasures, resourcefulness and land.

This covers any and all things you value, also what you want to increase in value.
Contemplate the energy exchanges in your life surrounding these issues, and make adjustments accordingly.  New Moon at 8 (early) degrees is particularly good for steady long-term growth.
Consider these small but powerful natural magicks:

Seed ritual – your intent coupled with a seed you plant in the earth (houseplant works) and nurture to full growth. As the plant grows, so does your spell.
Earth / Air ritual – your intent powered & painted onto a small cloth in sigil form. Raise your flag into the sky, sing your spell as the wind also carries it into the aether. *

* I chose this combo because Mercury (air) is Lord of this earthy New Moon Eclipse and trines Pluto Rx in Capricorn. Note Pisces Venus (rules Taurus) is also quintile (genius creative expressions, specialized talents) Pluto at eclipse – resurrection of love and money and peace of mind are favored.

peace out

soul on a sunbeam

I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and then into the air,
till I’m just soul on a sunbeam.  ~ Richard Bach

Balsamic Moons are the bridge between two worlds ~ the past is ending, the future new moon is approaching.  This is the moon phase of distilled enlightenment.  Knowledge of the last full moon has spread to others, all insights gleaned will germinate at the next new moon and will grow to fruition at the full moon in Libra on the sixth of April. (USA)

Balsamic Moon is the stage of the wise crone, the guru, it is the stage of solitude, silence and endings.

Moon is now in Aquarius, it enters Pisces on Monday the 19th (USA).  As the New Moon in Aries (Thursday the 22nd) approaches, it is a time to go ‘dark’ or inward, become contemplative, rest and renew.

Meditations, ritual ceremonies and magickal work while the Moon is waning in Aquarius is very productive for spawning revolutionary ideas, independence and breaking ties with restrictive situations. The Aquarius Moon particularly favors breaking love attachments as it is a moon of detached emotions, platonic relationships and freedom.


I love the painting above ~ she speaks of the flower of life & creation, ancient depictions of the platonic solids, the fundamental forms of space and time.
Her Sahasrara crown is the cosmos ~ universal enlightenment.
Two peace doves for harmony.
She is the goddess of Mercury Rx conjunct Uranus in Aries, vibing high and changing her world (square to Pluto in Capricorn) through compassion (conjunct Sun in Pisces)and transcendence.

Om Mani Padme Hum~
(please speak up if you can point me to the artist .. REritlug ?…thanks)  

moonlight mojo

New Moon in Capricorn, folks.  Draw up your maps, plot your course  !

New moon signals a time of planting seeds for future growth, new moon in Capricorn – specifically long term yield and growth on the material plane.  Capricorn is the career driven 10th house sign – the midheaven – the peak of public achievements.  Capricorn rules time, building, Earth and stones.

I am a Capricorn rising with this new moon conjunct my Ascendant, quintile (spiritual gifts) Mercury, trine my Venus /Jupiter on the 8th (my Pluto is also in the 8th which rules mines) so ~ a timely I love rocks / crystals post !

Sun and Moon are coming up to conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, which rules mines and the underground where crystals are formed…hmmm…perhaps this is the light in dark places I was referring to in a previous post !

Pictured above is a specimen of rainbow moonstone, ruled by Moon and Neptune.  (I have Moon exalted in Toro, opposite Neptune which is my most highly aspected planet, and I wear rainbow moonstone often.)

Moonstone is a feldspar, a type of rock which makes up to 60% of the earth’s crust.  You may come into contact with feldspar every day without even knowing it.  Resistant to chemical corrosion, it is used in glassmaking, ceramics, as a filler in paint, plastics, and rubber.  Moonstone is formed by twinning which is the layering of atoms between chemically compatible (high temperatures) and incompatible (low temperatures) intergrowths which separates the layers causing shimmer and refraction of light.
A few words about my kinship with stones :

The person carrying the stone must seek enlightenment within/without, but I DO see stones as lower frequency fortifiers, if you will, while on the journey.

A cleanse/ prayer/ intent fashioned as an energy to work in accordance with the stone, which I feel holds the frequency of the intent longer and over a more drawn out period of time because of its slower vibration.

Then it works as a ‘helper’.  For example, if in a busy moment in a noisy crowd, it can be a ‘touch- stone’ reminder of the committment made during the longer cleanse/prayer ceremony.

Like a mental breaker switch- touch it- get a reminder of the direction of personal will and intent.  When under stressful energies, it is there to fortify.

With that said, an acorn, buckeye, piece of driftwood, shell or whatever could hold the same gift from an above ground/ in the sea standpoint, particularly if it was a gift from a loved one ~ which adds a zing to the vibe.

While river stones and crystals are earthEarthEARTH underground and hold power in a different way since they are formed over eons by pressure.

I feel they offer a solid document, if you will, of the agreement humans make coming into this Earth arena.  They are remnants of our ancestors and carry knowledge of other times in rock form.

When I hold a fossil, ammonite in particular, I am reminded of time and my small, yet important place in it – am reminded to act accordingly as the spiral of life reaches ever outward.

Think of the stones as allies on the journey.  My stones will remain long after I’m gone … gives perspective, you know..?

Moonstone is the stone of the High Priestess, the keeper of divine feminine mysteries.

It can be used to aid the journey inward, reveal emotions, instincts and hidden memories.  It is helpful in dealing with fluctuation, cycles, changes, and it fosters serenity, sensitivity, and nurturing.

Moonstone can help guide you on your spiritual journey with the aid of the Great Mother, Gaia.  Moonstone teaches the cycles of life and how to work with them, it helps give insight, a higher perspective, a higher vibration, and increases empathic abilities.

Rainbow moonstone is a protection stone that diffuses a rainbow prism of energies throughout the aura, it helps deflect negativity and clears the emotional body.

Historically, (it wouldn’t be a Cappy Moon, and I wouldn’t be a Cappy ASC if I didn’t go into the history) moonstone is said to predict the future if held under the tongue on a full moon.
Hindus believed it was moonlight, hardened.  It was used to aid in birth (I am currently having Pluto square Saturn – my chart ruler and am using it to aid in re-birth), restore balance and harmony between feuding lovers (pass the same moonstone between each other every two weeks) as well as to cure sleeplessness.  It is a good stone for teenagers as it helps balance and soften the emotions and alleviates mood imbalances.

On a subtle energy level, moonstone when used as an elixir, is beneficial for female health of all kinds.  It alleviates stomach (moon ruled) and digestion problems by activating the Manipura, or solar plexus chakra behind the navel.

It also is very beneficial for alleviating anxiety and stress by bringing balance to the emotional body.  On a cellular level, moonstone elixir regenerates human skin tissue and stimulates the pituitary (master of hormone production) gland.

Moonstone aligns the astral and emotional bodies.




What phase of the moon were you born under ?  Each phase will have a different energy, and will manifest different qualites.  To find your moon phase, click under Astrology on ‘NASA Moon Phases’ and scroll until you find your month and year.

La luna spends about 2 days in each sign of the zodiac making a circle around the wheel of life in approximately 27.33 days.


New Moon= new beginnings, instinctual re-birthing
Cresent= breakthrough, formation of future through the past
First Quarter= active pioneers, here to change things
Gibbous= need to perfect, analytical, learning truth
Full Moon= completion, exploring ideas/relationships/goals
Disseminating= distribution of knowledge, communicators
Last Quarter= re-examination of self, contemplation
Balsamic= quiet visionaries, loners, distilled wisdom

I was born under a disseminating moon in Taurus.  Moon is exalted in Toro, so I’m all about the senses…soft fabrics, incense, essential oils, massages, quiet nights, food has to be crispy, al dente, whatever.  Find the pea in the Princess bed ? *Snap !*  lol.  Taurus rules the throat and I am a singer, and obviously communicating – ta da ! (waves)  Moon is in my 4th so love of home and gardening, quiet, intuitive.
How about you and your moon…how does it work in your chart…?