Does Solar Activity Affect Us?

Hibiscus Moon anxiety, astronomy, earthing, energy work, science 2 Comments

So, this solar pole flip energy stuff has some of us really flipped out, right?

As I discuss in this week’s featured video there’s nothing to fear because we’ve all done this before. The flip we’re in now is only the 4th observed since tracking began in 1976.
Does Solar Activity Affect Us? & Crystal Porn!

The Sun’s magnetic field flips regularly every 11 years at the peak of each solar activity cycle…when the Sun’s internal magnetic dynamo reorients itself. We’re not sure exactly why this occurs. Scientists predicted the flip would occur now & say it should be complete by December.

Think back to late 2000, early 2001. Do you remember anything significant happening? That’s when we had our last flip.

What’s happening now is that the sun’s magnetic field has weakened, eventually dying down to zero point before ramping up again with an opposite polarity. So, north is south & south is north. Flip-flop!

It’s important that you know, Lima Bean, that this is not a disastrous event.

BUT scientists do acknowledge the reversal will have ripple effects throughout our solar system, as it always does. So, there’s a lot of solar activity & what we call space weather headed our way during this event.
Reflecting on what I mentioned in the video, re: solar activity & earthquake correlation…check out this email sent out by EarthSkyNews last Saturday morning:

Does it affect us in any way?

YES. Every electromagnetic field in our solar system, including our own, is influenced to some extent & we can feel these effects on multiple levels.
Symptoms of the increase in space weather:

  • Feeling’ tired
  • Floaty
  • Autoimmune disease flare ups
  • Allergy symptom flare ups
  • Cranky
  • Dizzy
  • anxiety
  • Spaced out
  • Overly emotional
  • Uncoordinated
  • Lethargic

Please note: This is how these events effect most people, but not everyone will be effected in the same way. Some people actually get highly energized…it all depends on our individual vibration.

REMEMBER…no need to worry…we’ve done this all before. And here, I’m sharing with you some tools to make these transitions that much easier.
Prescriptions:

  • Staying in heart center…Remember, we’re all going through this together so be understanding
  • Focus in on the energy of our local stars, the Moon, and, of course, our Sun. We’re a part of this whole system. Lots of moving parts.
  • Crystal work with Black tourmaline, my go-to stone for this. Hematite is also great! In fact, I have what I call My Sacred Grounding Trio: black tourmaline, smokey quartz & hematite. Blizzard stone is another great one for balancing energies & uber-grounding.
  • Do lots of Earthing (check out that book!) Earthing is absolutely amazing! Get barefoot & go outside!!! The Ultimate in Grounding. Your feet are meant to connect with Mother Earth! That’s why animals are so well grounded & in-tune. They’re always barefoot!
  • Working on your root chakra. Many of us have an unbalanced root that needs our loving, caring attention.
  • Nourishing root-based foods (carrots, potatoes, shallots, etc.)
  • Touch therapies (massage, aroma-touch therapy, etc.)
  • Unplug & try to get away from electronic EMF’s & electro-pollution
  • There’s more on my other post here

Resources

  • If you’re really into learning about how the Sun’s activity affects & has affected humanity & the Earth you can totally geek out with this DVD; Solar Revolution.
  • Subscribe to SuspiciousObservers YouTube Channel This guy understands the data & the hard science & encourages you to do your own research, which I love!!
  • Up to the minute spaceweather reports & media

So, Sweet Pea…tell me: have you been feelin’ it? How’ve you been doing? Any tips to share? Please do so in the comments below.

Stay safe, hang in…we’re in this together! Mwaaaaaah.

 

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Crystal Q & A: (‘cept this one is about UFO’s!!)

Hibiscus Moon astronomy

OK, right outta the gate…we’re not going to be talking about crystals here…just a little break.

Back in August I wrote a blog post about signs being everywhere & not believing everything you read & hear without doing our own research. In that post I went on again about my various UFO sightings.

None of them are of the 3rd kind…don’t go beyond the 2nd kind…thank GOODNESS!

But apparently I have a knack for sightings. Many an intuitive person has told me those over and over & my life events have proven it.

I win contests if I enter, I see celebs that I really want to see or meet. I manifest the schist up out of just about anything. And UFO’s are no exception, I guess. I’ve been told I’m a trigger of sorts for stuffs that to happen & be seen. All in a good way.

So anyways, that blog post generated many questions about my UFO sightings so I figured I’d go right ahead & answer that here:

Crystal Q & A: (‘cept this one is about UFO’s!!)

In the comments below, I’d LOVE to hear your take on UFO’s. Do you not believe in them, prefer not to talk about them, love the topic? Do you have a super-cool UFO story of your own to share?

I’ve been totally fascinated by this stuffs all my life  & would love to know what you think about it, so please leave a comment below.

Cosmic-Crystal Blessings!

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Crystals for Mercury Retrograde

Hibiscus Moon astronomy, Gem Elixirs, protection, science, stress relief 7 Comments

Ahhh, Mercury Retro. Its become such a popular excuse that I began hearing it from my teenage science students (while I was still teaching science in the classroom) as an excuse for not turning homework! Whaaaa?

Seems the idea has become pretty popular.

Heck! When you’ve found it defined in the Urban Dictionary you know it’s grabbed a hold:

“A three week period in which the planet Mercury appears to be in backwards motion. During this time human beings experience many adverse effects, such as memory loss, loss of time, loss of items, loss of virginity, loss of common sense. As for technology many unexpected glitches occur during this time, such as software crashes and emails getting lost ”

OK…wait…what? “loss of virginity“? *shaking head*…moving on.

Before I get into the crystals, let’s discuss what this all means & where it comes from (except for the “loss of viriginity”…I’m not touching that 1).
First…let’s talk retrogrades
 

Oh…how I love to talk about space!! Science class in session!!

Retrograde refers to a planetary orbit around the Sun is seemingly going opposite of ours here on Earth. It’s like watching someone riding a merry-go-round from 1 fixed point. If you were just watching them from very far away (& had no idea what a merry-go-round was) it would seem like the person you were watching was traveling forward then backward then forward again.

Now, I can write about this here but really the best way to “get it” is to SEE it & since I don’t have my planetary orbit model here in hand, I’ll let StarWaders show you (works really well for visual minds):

Now Mercury isn’t the only planet to go retrograde. The other planets do it too & affect us as well. Mercury probably is the most well-known b/c it’s so close to the Sun & has the shortest orbit to travel so it ends up zipping round so quickly (hence those little wings on the depictions of the Roman God Mercury) that we end up with about 3 Mercury Retros a year, more than any other planet. No worries…we’ll get to the crystals for Mercury Retrograde soon.

Disclaimer here…I’m no astrologist. That is not my area of expertise at all but I do know the usual associations made with Mercury Retrograde; probably due to its speediness, Mercury is known as the messenger governing over communication of all sorts, which includes technology. This tiny planet is also known to influence travel, merchants, thieves & be a mischievous influence over all those things too.

So when is Mercury Retrograde? I always check here & I make sure to avoid all the items mentioned below (especially when embarking on something new) unless I’ve taken the correct precautionary measures.
There’s also a Mercury Retro  app for that! Heeee!

  • Androids
  • iPhones

The Usual Mercury Retro Warnings to Be Aware of

  • No contracts! This is time that we’re supposed to avoid making any serious plans or agreements of any kind, no important meetings or legally binding documents.
  • Be careful to communicate extra clearly during this time & throw in some extra patience, clarity & attention to detail during this time. Choose your words carefully. If you’re a Type A personality like me, now’s the time to let your Freak Flag Fly! It will benefit you for taking the extra time & energy to check the details.
  • Be extra wary of all technology; emails & texts included. Stuffs seems to get lost, freeze up or just generally go berserk! Take the time to make sure that important stuffs did indeed get through.
  • Make sure you & your other party are interpreting everything clearly…even in face to face convo’s. If you’re reading something more complex than usual & it’s important, make sure to read it over again & then have someone else double-check it for you.
  • Flip it Around
    So all this sounds like a stressful time, doesn’t it? But it really doesn’t have to be at all. In fact, you can a flip your attitude about it onto its head!

    I prefer to take this time to s-l-o-w it down. I try not to take on something HUGE at this time & not to release or launch a brand new program or course. I find this to be a GREAT time to restructure or reorganize something, do some gentle & supportive personal work. Re-Do Time & take your time. Laid back + zen; simply  renew, revamp & redo!

    As I always try to remember to remember myself…the only thing we have control over is our own reaction to whatever may occur. I choose how to respond. My applied energy & the energy of my created environment will entrain the energy within me & that of  the energy of my current situation (& possibly that of the people involved in it too!) So what can we do?
    Crystals for Mercury Retrograde
    Here are some crystals & stones you can work with pre, during & post Mercury Retrograde:

    Emerald – will help smooth communication & organize activities & plans

    [caption id="attachment_10676" align="aligncenter" width="300"] emerald on quartz[/caption]

    Blue lace agate – helps improve clear calm communication

    [caption id="attachment_4818" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Blue Lace Agate[/caption]

    Fluorite – balances thinking, improves concentrations, organizes thoughts; any color variety will work

    [caption id="attachment_6385" align="aligncenter" width="167"] green banded fluorite[/caption]

    Amazonite – harmony in communication

    [caption id="attachment_10677" align="aligncenter" width="300"] amazonite (photo credit: Rob Levinsky of irocks.com)[/caption]

    Aquamarine – enhances clear communication

    [caption id="attachment_10678" align="aligncenter" width="213"] aquamarine[/caption]
    Mercury Let-Go Rx
    If you find yourself getting all stressed out by classic Mercury-Retro mishaps, remember to switch gears & use some of these ideas for letting go. If you have these tools ready to go when Mercury comes round to play the mischievous messenger, you’ll be able to think clearly in your zenified state & calmly resolve any possible disruptions or hiccups.

    • Whip up a Mercury Let Go Gem Elixir Spray using an elixir from one of the above mentioned crystals (use a gem chip or 2 in the spray as well) along with a few drops of some relaxing organic essential oils such as lavender or ylang ylang.
    • Write an affirmation on a slip of paper  like “This is a time of renewal,  review & revitalization” or “I am calm, cool, clear, & focused” & tuck into a little pouch with a few of the above stones. Mercury Retro Mojo Kit to the RESCUE!!

    So, its OK. You’ve got this, Lima Bean!

    Sparkly Blessings!

     

     

    P.S. If you have a particularly funny, crazy or just interesting Mercury Retro story or a good tip for us….please share in the comments below!

    Crystals for Spring (or Autumn) Equinox

    Hibiscus Moon astronomy, ceremony, Crystal Grids, Crystals, meditation, spirituality 13 Comments

    Spring equinox is coming up!! Do you know what crystals to use with this event?

    No, I don’t have a religion or dogma that I subscribe to but I’ve said it before, I really feel a strong pull towards following the cosmic cycles. Back to nature, ya know? Back to what the ancients intuitively did & many still do. There’s a reason it worked so well for so long.

    When it comes to feeling what resonates with my soul, I go with natural cycles & have this aversion to our modern Gregorian calendar. Oh yeah, its all fine & good for day to day getting shiz done but when it comes to health, soul nourishment + spiritual balance, the natural cosmic cycles ring my bell.

    So before I get to the crystals, let’s tawk equinox stuffs for a sec.

    The  Spring Equinox (or Autumn Equinox for those in the Southern Hemisphere) is upon us (Wednesday, March 20, 2013).
    2 Cosmic Cycles Toys:

    • Here’s a great site that explains all about the upcoming equinox.
    • How about an awesome FREE app that keeps track of the Sun & Moon, Equinoxes, Solstices + more (iPhone + iPad only)?

    If you live on the Northern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox represents renewal time. We just had our introspective hibernation time & its time to emerge & start the growth cycle again. I view this time as the NEW beginning. My new year! Its a time to set goals & plan them out. What am I going to do & how am I going to do it? This is so exciting & so much FUN for me!!! Is it b/c I’m a Capricorn? Nah, I think if you have the right perspective on it, this can be fun no matter what sign  you are. 😉
    Spring Equinox Crystals for Growth + Goal-Setting + Planning
    The crystals that embody ideal energies for growth + planning for me are:

    • green aventurine
    • dendritic agate
    • chrysoprase

    I will usually set them out as I fill out planning sheets, work with my biz coach, plan vacations with my hub-bub, Frankie, etc. This is for BIG PLANS & GOALS…for the whole year. If I need mediation time to figure things out then I will mediate & work with 1 of these stones.

    [caption id="attachment_8685" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Luscious green aventurine tumblies.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9283" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dendritic agate aka tree agate[/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_9284" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Chrysoprase, photo credit: Ra’ike[/caption]
    Spring Equinox Crystals for Balance
    No matter where you are on Mother Earth, the equinoxes are all about balance & harmony b/c this a time that we receive equal amounts of sun & moon energy. EVERYWHERE on the planet.

    So 2 more crystals I like to use are:

    • moonstone
    • sunstone
    [caption id="attachment_9285" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Rainbow moonstone…YUMMY, no?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2600" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Sunstone aka oligoclase. Photo by Ra’ike[/caption]

    I’ll use these stones on my altar within my sacred space or in a crystal grid to honor these energies.

    [caption id="attachment_653" align="aligncenter" width="422"] My sacred space & altar[/caption]

    I REALLY LOVE this time of year!

    These stones…for me…embody balance between masculine & feminine energies, ying & yang, sun & moon, 2 polarities. The vibrational frequencies of these stones are PERFECT for reminding us to stay balanced in all aspects of our lives.

    Welcome Spring (or happy Harvest if you’re below the equator!)
    Super Sparkles to you today!!!

     

     

    P.S. Not quite sure how to “work with” & meditate with your stones for clarity, Lima Bean? My Get to Know Your Crystals eKit can get you all set on that path for the cost of 2 coffees. 🙂 You can check that out here.