Sagittairus (II) MoonBox Ritual and Meditation


FULL MOON IN Sagittarius

June 20, 2016

Planet: Jupiter // Sign: Sagittarius // Element: Fire

Hello, Full Moon in Sagittarius, round 2! Our sweet Lady Luna is gracing us with another Full Moon in the stars of Sagittarius, this time lining up with the Summer Solstice, like a fresh start or a second chance!

Who are we kidding? This retrograde season has been a rocky road, and now it's as if Summer Sun rays are lighting up the end of a tunnel, looking out on a rainbow. In the name of this very rare cosmic "do-over", we want to focus all of our attention on how vital the Moon Cycles are to our well-being...

The cycles of our Mama Moon represent a surge and release of energy. As the moon waxes and wanes, it allows us to connect to our supportive heart selves as we welcome growth, transformation, and change. Each time, the cycle begins with a New Moon, representing an open portal in our universe. This creates a powerful space to plant intentions. The moon then enters her 'waxing' phase, adding more and more visibility to her bright face with each passing night, until she becomes a fully lit orb of light in the sky. When this happens, we are graced by an intense Full Moon energy that can be harnessed with ceremony or ritual.

A Full Moon Ritual is something that has been practiced by many cultures for centuries to invoke personal enlightenment or awakening. When we live in a way that honors the seamless cycle of the Moon, we become in-tune with our most natural selves. This allows us to live in a state of equilibrium, through all of the ups, downs, and fluctuations of life. It takes about 29.5 days to complete a full cycle, waxing and waning, symbolizing the ebb and flow we all go through together.

We hone things in, and we let things go.

We collect and garner our truest intentions, so that they may blossom into our deepest dreams. There is magic in the manifestation of desires and endless wisdom in the lessons of letting go.

We may live by the light of the sun, but we feel by the light of the moon.

Be the beaming balance.

Feel the subtle shift.

Embody the changes of life as blessings unveiling the pathway that leads to your destiny!

Namaste.

11 SACRED STEPS

a guided meditation

1. Find your Sanctuary.

Enter a space that is solely yours. Settle into a space that inspires joy, a space that offers solace to the Spirit, and simply be.

2. Be Stillness.

Quiet the chatter of the mind and listen to the subtle functioning of the body. Submit to the gentle movements that keep you alive allow yourself to be still within them.

3. Withdraw the senses.

Practice Pratyahara - The 5th limb of Yoga. Feel all of the external senses pull into the the body, becoming aware of your intuition - the culmination of all your senses into one.

4. Be Open.

Remain receptive and aware. Note every passing moment, every thought, every sound, every heartbeat, as a Gift.

5. See beneath the Surface.

As you deepen your journey inward, maintain . conscious of your breath, as if it could expand into a sea of light within the contours of your body.

6. Be Spacious.

Observe this space within as it continues to broaden and grow like an orb around you, extending beyond you even, like a precious offering to the Universe.

7. Hear your Heart.

In this moment of wide-open clarity, listen to the voice that calls from within. Let it echo in the resonating chamber that is your body.

8. Be Patient.

Take all the time you need. Quiet any frustrations with the soothing energy of your breath, repeating the steps above as many times as you need to until the voice in your Heart becomes Crystal clear.

9. Know your Calling.

Once you find it, repeat it like a mantra and seal it into your being as a powerful Full Moon intention.

10. Be Brave.

Only you can write your story the way it is meant to be written. Stay on your path and resist the urge to let others steer your way. Be steadfast in the promises you have made to the Self.

11. Welcome Adventure.

And remember, under the glow of the Full Moon, you are full of grace and ever-expansive Light, that will always propel you, if allow it.

Stay open and carry this energy to your Full Moon Ritual, as you set your sights on a journey of heart awakening momentum!

What are you waiting for?!

Namaste


Sagittarius Stones


CITRINE

A BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL STONE, LIKE SUNSHINE OR A CITRUS FRUIT. ALSO KNOWN AS "THE MERCHANT STONE," CITRINE AS BEEN USED AS AN AWAKENER OF ABUNDANCE AND PROSPERITY. LET THIS LUSTROUS GEM REMIND YOU OF ALL OF LIFE'S BLESSINGS.

Source: Brazil
Chakra: Solar Plexus

GROSSULAR GARNET

THESE NATURALLY OCCURRING HEXAGONAL PRISMS ARE A STRONG FORCE OF CONFIDENCE AND UNDERSTANDING. BY GROUNDING ONE IN SELF-BELIEF, THESE STONES HELP US TO RECALL A SENSE OF UNBURDENED, CHILD-LIKE FUN IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS.

Source: Mexico
Chakra: Root

COBRA JASPER

AS A HEART-PROTECTOR AND COURAGE INSPIRER, COBRA JASPER IS THE PERFECT STONE TO KEEP NEARBY AS BALANCER OF EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL ENERGIES. IT WILL HELP YOU TAP INTO INNER EQUILIBRIUM AND PEACE BY ALLOWING YOU TO RELEASE DEBILITATING FEARS.

Source: Brazil
Chakra: Heart

MoonBox Contents


Citrine, Grossular Garnet, and Cobra Jasper.

Dusky Jewel Apothecary Chapstick Trio

A GAIA Collective Crystalized Map and Pin for your Full Moon Ritual.

Sagittarius Moon Tea:
Chaka Mushroom, Holy Basil, Black Tea, Rosemary, Clove, Ginger, & Bergamot.

Jupiter inspired Sagittarius Moon Oil:
Hyssop, Tonka Bean, & Cinnamon.

Wearable Gem - Boho Tribe - Amethyst Arrow Earrings


'JOURNEY TO YOUR HEART'

a Full Moon Ritual

As we learned last full moon, the energy of Sagittarius is a motivator to set our aim bravely at our truest desires, but to not get too wrapped up in the past or the future, for our intentions only exist in the present. This second full moon in Sagittarius will continue to amplify these sentiments, with even more intensity as the moon rises directly across from the sun in Gemini - an over analytical and often busy zodiac. But don’t fret! The frantic energy of the twin sign can be calmed with the influence of the moon and channeled into the directional energy of the well-aimed Sagittarius. The key is to be wary of unconscious actions or thoughts, such as acting without thinking or thinking without acting. Throughout the days surrounding this full moon, be very mindful of how your thoughts, words, and actions affect those around you, and in turn, yourself.

While all of this is happening, we will also welcome the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the start of a season full of outdoor adventures! The culmination of the full moon and the Summer Solstice in the same day create a clash of powerful cycles that may overwhelm our adventurous spirit with too much caution if we are not careful. With Mars still in retrograde until June 27th, we must feel into the future with faith and hope, while restraining frustrations born of impatience. This is the time to plant the seeds of adventure and till the soil so that it may become ripe for opportunities to experience the freedom of open-ended explorations... All a long way to say, don’t over-plan. Magic lives in spontaneous moments!

We have provided you with a special GAIA Collective Crystallized World Map and a safety-pin. After you have completed your guided meditation by following the 11 Sacred Steps for this Full Moon in Sagittarius, take this safety-pin in your hand, close your eyes, and let your intuition reach out and pin the map with the destination of your dreams. See yourself on the adventure of your dreams, as if you were there right now.

This is not the future, this is your heart’s calling.

Listen. You don’t have to know what this place is called, just see it, feel it, know it. Now look and see where you are being called to go. It might be metaphorical, it might be literal. Let your heart be the interpreter, and see this as an exciting adventure without too much of an agenda as to where, when, or how. All you have to know is why.

Why is your heart calling you there?

Silence the doubts and listen to the intrigue of your intuition. Accept that this journey may not happen today, tomorrow, or even next year, but insist that it is happening.

Speak to it in the affirmative, YOU ARE, rather than YOU WILL.

With consistent attention to the consequences of all your thoughts, words, and actions as they are in the present moment, the adventure you seek will fall into place because all that you do will be leading you there. Your path will unfold in the direction of your intuition, if you let it. Respond to what feels right, right now, rather than clinging to a fear that only exists in the unfulfilled future. Life must be experienced to be understood. If you are always living in the future, or regretting the past, there can be no true experiences, and instead life is merely a string of illusions.

Warm your senses with compassionate energy to stifle any negativity that may come up with a deep breath and an affirming thought - YOU ARE everything.

Full Moon Blessings, Dear MoonBox Community!


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Love&Light,
GAIA Collective