UPDATED!! Reflections: BloodMoon + Solar System Alignments in Four

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No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind.     When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives
– Louise L. Hay, courtesy of Cosmic Intelligency Agency

This month was so juicy with grand cosmic activity that we had to post twice! This is the second installment of cosmobotanical’s line-up of the September astrology, enjoy! To read the first installment click here!

AS PROMISED, here we are including more in-depth interpretations of these cosmic events! Scroll down below!

FROM SPACEWEATHER.COM: “WHAT MADE THE LUNAR ECLIPSE SO DARK? On Sunday night, Sept. 27th, the supermoon passed through the shadow of Earth, producing a total lunar eclipse visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia. “It was one of the darkest lunar eclipses I have ever seen,” reports Kevin R. Witman, who sends this picture from Cochranville, Pennsylvania:”

Mystic Mamma says: 

It’s all energy. We’re swimming in energetic streams. We are connected to the movements of the cosmos and are all woven together in this intricate and multidimensional tapestry that is Life. There is a lot of charge in the air which could be wiping some of us out! Energy has been building toward this BLOODMOON~ LUNAR ECLIPSE in Aries, which is the final of the “rare” tetrad configuration that will culminate on September 27th.
Passions will be stirring so we must take deep breaths, connect with the grounding energy of the Earth, and bring patience and love to our interactions/relationships. We can transmute the fire and rise to see a new dawn with an open and accepting heart.

Read the entire mystic mamma post on their website.

Solar Dynamics Observatory reports: an alignment of the four most important bodies in the Solar System.

“Sunday morning, September 13, 2015, we will have an alignment of the four most important objects in the solar system. SDO, the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun will form a line in space….This is the first time an eclipse by the Earth and a lunar transit will be seen by SDO….But that’s not all! At 0655 UTC (2:55 a.m. ET) a partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica.

INTERPRETATIONS/READINGS OF THIS EVENT COMING SOON!

From Cosmic Intelligence Agency, to read the entry in full, please visit their website here.

No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives
– Louise L. Hay

The Core Theme of this Lunar Eclipse = Awakening to Conscious Possibilities

This Total Lunar Eclipse is the final Eclipse of the year and is particularly important for a multitude of reasons which I have outlined below. But first of all, a quick reminder of what a Total Lunar Eclipse is:

Astronomically:

A total lunar eclipse can only occur when the Moon passes into the shadow (Umbra) of the Earth. However, some sunlight can get through and when it is refracted on the Moon, it gives it a glow. This is the red/orange coppery glow we witness during the total portion of an eclipse. According to Robert Roy Britt from Space.com “The red moon is possible because while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the sun passes through Earth’s atmosphere and is bent toward the moon. While other colours in the spectrum are blocked and scattered by Earth’s atmosphere, red light tends to make it through easier”. This is where the term ‘Blood Moon’ comes from. As this eclipsed moon is at Perigee – the closest point to the earth, it appears to be much bigger than usual and hence is considered to be a Supermoon.

Psychologically

Lunar Eclipses occur during a Full Moon. Full Moons by their nature bring to the surface some of our deeper unconscious emotions in the manner of the sign the Full Moon is in and in the arena of our life that it is traveling through in our Birth Chart. However, during a Total Lunar Eclipse our human shadow mostly blocks out the light from our Solar consciousness which usually illuminates and helps us to integrate the emotions that are surfacing. Hence, until the Moon moves out of the shadow of the Earth, our newly surfaced emotions can be somewhat challenging to decipher clearly as the only illumination is the dim red/orange glow from the minimal light that made it through. In western culture red/orange is often associated with action and is the colour of the Planet Mars which is the ruler of Aries, the initiator in the Zodiac. Red is also the colour of the base chakra which grounds us into the earth and orange is the 2nd Chakra which is connected to passion and creation. Both these two chakras enable us to stand our ground and creatively manifest our desires. (More on this in the section below the following one)

Photo credits: Cosmic Intelligence Agency; Space Weather

Mosquito + Insect Repelling Plants

Rainstorm season always bring out the insects and mosquitos. Here is the newest addition to cosmobotanicals as we explore these plants. Courtesy of the Women’s Health and Wellness Blog, we learn about the different insect repelling plants as describe by them. Here is the line-up!

citronella+plantsCitronella Plant- beautiful flowering plants that also repels mosquitos.

citronella grassCitronella Grass from this grass, industry obtains the oil to make candles and natural insect repellents.

catnipCatnip– is an herb that has been found to be 10x more effective at repelling mosquitos than DEET.

rosemary1Rosemary-is popularly known as a culinary herb but this herb can also repel mosquitos.
1-marigold-john-mcallister Marigold have a particular smell and can be used for this purpose.

mosquito+plantMosquito Plant- its botanical name is Pelargonium citrosum and can be found at an herb nursery.

What are some plants that you use? What do you find works? Share your thoughts with us below!

The Solar Feminine~

As complimentary to our september cosmos reporting, check out our latest addition to resources as we explore the solar feminine and what this means for you.

The Solar Feminine: Venus in Retrograde.

Read the entire post by clicking on the link above. 😉 enjoy!

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Updated! September Astrology + Herbs~

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September 27-28th’s Harvest Moon~

As grandmother moon passes through the shadow of Earth, it will appear in its crescent red dress. Make sure to catch a glimpse of the next lunar eclipse! To view her live online at 7:45pm on this day (9/27) see the link here, although you should really go see her in person. 😉

From space weather.com:

SEPT 11TH GEOMAGNETIC STORM: During the early hours of Sept. 11th, a high-speed solar wind stream hit Earth’s magnetic field. The impact sparked a strong (Kp=7) geomagnetic storm and Northern Lights in the USA as far south as Wisconsin and Washington State. In Alaska, “the entire sky was moving like sea waves in colors of green and purple,” reports aurora tour guide Marketa Murray, who took this picture outside Fairbanks.”

“Planets are gathering in the morning sky. Venus and Jupiter have recently emerged as morning “stars,” rising in the east ahead of the sun, joining Mars in an array of lights that lets early risers view 1/3rd of the solar system at a glance.”

DOUBLE ECLIPSE OF THE SUN: On Sept. 13th, the s

un was eclipsed–twice! No one on Earth has ever seen anything like it. Indeed, it was only visible from Earth orbit. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded the event:

The double eclipse began around 06:30 UT when Earth passed directly between the sun and SDO. The observatory watched as the body of our planet moved slowly across the face of the sun, producing a near black-out. When the Earth finally moved aside about an hour later, another eclipse was in progress. This time, the Moon was in the way. A movie from the SDO science team explains the crazy-perfect alignment required for such a view. Update: This picture shows the Moon and the Earth in front of the sun at the same time.

Equinox Season of Aurora Love~

During changes in season, as we enter into the fall, we witness a convergence of solar wind and magnetic lights which create the beautiful aurora lights. See these amazing displays on spaceweather.com

From Astro-herb, leaflady.org:

Virgo – Virgo rules all the lower lobes of the liver, spleen, large and small intestine, and abdominal region.  It is interesting to consider that statistics show about 75 percent of the corporate world suffer with constipation.  Maybe it’s the perfectionist in Virgo that keeps this segment of the population uptight.  Herbs for Virgo include endive, fennel, licorice root, and skullcap.

Libra – Libra rules the skin, small of the back, and the kidneys.  Libra likes cleansing and toning herbs like angelica, thyme, burdock, and bearberry (uva-ursi).

Mystic Mamma’s astral insights for September:

“Welcome to one of the most powerful months of 2015! With two eclipses, one occurring at a Super Moon, Mercury turning retrograde, Saturn entering Sagittarius, Pluto stationing direct in Capricorn and Venus completing its retrograde journey through Leo…”

Our presence upon this earth comes with power and responsibility and the current times of great change demand that we open our hearts and minds to the implications of both.”

As Venus ends her retrograde phase in Leo on 6th September – during which we’ve had ample opportunity to recognize our unavoidable interdependence – we enter a new eclipse season: a time during which consequences of past actions catch up with us and progress (in any direction!) gathers pace.

“Eclipse seasons often come chock full of surprises and ‘well I didn’t see that coming!’ moments. Except we probably could have seen it coming if we’d been paying more attention! This one lasts until 12th October, during which time circumstances that need to shift will do so, and changes long overdue can take place whether we like it or not! — to read the entire post visit Mystic Mamma’s website.

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Photo credits: Jolinda Case. Space Weather.

Mineral of the Month: Rose Quartz

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For September, join us as we investigate the properties of this loving quartz. See our entries here!

Or visit: http://www.cosmobotanicals.wordpress.com/rose-quartz/