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Catching Dreams... Visions... and Sacred Pauses

The first week of July I offered a dream catcher I made to Mother Nature, to catch my dreams and allow my path to become clearer. Since then I have been swirling in dreams and visions... and I see amazing new things on the horizon. I am still unsure how it all will weave together, but I know the Moon has some pretty big plans to spread her wisdom and mysteries through me.

I have noticed this year that I have been more quiet in this space, and in general. I feel a need to stay internal right now, go within while some big currents and shifts move though me. 

I am taking a Sacred Pause this Summer... something I never do! But it is something needed for my body and soul. I have began to feel the onset of burnout.... and I know a lot of it is because I have not established boundaries for myself with social media, computer time, down time.... I feel a major disconnect with my body. I live in my mind and higher chakras a lot and just assume my body will keep up with my light-speed thoughts and ideas. I can't tell you how many times I forget to eat in a day. Maybe that is why I have no energy! I honestly do not think about it. I could get away with that while I was in college, but not anymore.

I am forcing myself to slow down. My goals this Summer are to sleep more. Dream more. Be out in nature more. Cook more meals. Eat more. Spend less. Read more. Yoga more. Connect in person more. I've let technology get the best of me. It is so hard to establish new habits and outlooks, but this Summer has marked some huge transitions for me already. I began my new journey as  a yoga teacher only to injure my shoulders immediately because I didn't listen to my body; another way my body told me to slow down. I am about to release more baggage from my heart with a cord-cutting session, and at the end of July on the Full Blue Moon in Aquarius I will be initiated as a Priestess. I need to allow myself this time to just BE, so whatever spirit decides to move though me can come to the surface so I can listen and respond.

Another amazing thing on the horizon is our oracle deck Spirit De La Lune! Rachael and I just ordered our two samples to play and work with. I felt called to write the book with the cards in my hands so their messages in their purest forms could come through. This Sacred Pause will give me the time needed to dive deep into the mysteries of the Moon, these images and moondalas. This Moon oracle has been in my heart for years and to see it come to life has been such an amazing, emotional, joyful experience. We have so much in store for these decks, we cannot wait to share them with you!

Moondaughter is radically shifting into something deeper, and bigger than what I had ever imagined. She is in the cauldron melting and transforming with Spirit. All I can do is brew in this moment... enjoy the process... the unfolding... and allow this deeper magic to settle into my skin. 

Don't be afraid to take your own Sacred Pause and allow your dreams to fly on the wind. You never know what will call you forth deeper into your spirit and path.

And so it is.


 Blessed be,

Marissa Moondaughter

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Full Moon Vibes

Yesterday's Full Moon marked a new chapter for me. The timing of everything is so amazing, I feel so guided on my path. 

For over a year and a half, my moon-time ALWAYS fell on the day of the Full Moon. And every Full Moon I was completely drained with no energy to do absolutely anything. My Full moon's felt so wasted, I couldn't even do a guided meditation without falling asleep for hours afterward. Maybe I could have learned something through that time... maybe some deep Moon medicine wanted to work through me, but I was too closed off and bitter to notice or be aware. 

The past 3 moon cycles my energy has shifted... starting with the eclipses, I began to get my moon the day before the Full Moon, and that was enough for my body to recover and have energy on the Full Moon. Since then, my moon-time is almost a week before the Full Moon now and I can enjoy myself. My body is not as drained on my period as it was before, and yesterday's Full Moon was my first Full Moon Circle at my yoga studio, Unfold Yoga. I was so nervous about the Full Moon circles... I wanted to have energy, I wanted to hold space for others to celebrate the Moon with me.

And it was a success! I had energy! We shared our experience about moon charting ( my Lunar Flow e-course teaches this type of charting), I then lead them through a Drawing Down the Moon Meditation, and then we crafted Moon journals listened to music, ate snacks and connected. It felt so fulfilling. This is my moon journal thus far.... I know it will evolve.

When I came home I was exhausted in a content way. My bed called to me, I read for a little bit and drifted off into a deep sleep. I woke up so well rested today, I didn't even wake up when Jimmy came in late from work last night. 

June is also the month of Moondaughter's anniversary. 3 years ago I began a blog about the Moon. And everything is shifting still. My Magical program is going to be evolving and changing, but I can't say how or when yet. I am currently feeling into this energy and remaining open to spirit and the inspirations that come to me. 

I am having a sale in my Etsy shop using the code FULLMOON for 30% all my ecourses. this Full moon has been amazing. I feel so grateful.


 LUNAR BLESSINGS,

Marissa Moondaughter

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Moments: Blurrr

  1. Boho sitting area
  2. Sacred geometry
  3. Crystal grid from my Crystal Workshop last Saturday
  4. Some of my jewels
  5. Me goofy and sleep deprived :p
  6. Yummy skincare from Soapylayne
  7. Jimmy is a really good cook
  8. Bathroom window with Soulmakes moon and star windchime

How are you Moonbeams? I never give my blog enough love. And these past two weeks have been no different. I feel like I am always in a blur these days... So many things to do, so little time to do them. I forget to breathe, I forget to eat, I forget to connect. I get lost in my thoughts, my should's, my daydreams.

I have to admit too, that I am a very very very cluttered and messy person. A long time ago I read a relationship book while I was going through a bad break-up and the only thing I remember from this book is "Messy bed.. Messy head." And that is definitely the state I am in right now. I feel completely scattered in my life right now because my place is a total disaster. It has been causing stress on my relationship with Jimmy too. And with our opposite work schedules it is hard to clean when one of us is tired or away. And I would rather be spending time with him when we can instead of cleaning. BLAGH. The picture above of my little boho sitting area? That lasted about 20 minutes... I don't know how it happens but I am always messy and cluttered. I would blame it on house fairies up to mischief, but it really is me going through creative projects and never cleaning up. Or being lazy and not putting clothes away. Yada yada yada.

I would love to know how you guys stay on top of your messes? Do you have routines? I smudged my place last night which really helps, but it doesn't clean up the mess! Anyway please leave any advice in the comments! I would love that!

In other news, I made a sea salt spray for your hair On the Bohemian Collective as part of the Chakra Beauty Series for the Solar Chakra. I am really happy how it came out! It works really good even for my long and really heavy hair! And the second magazine is coming out on May 1st, Beltane! It is so so beautiful! I am so honored to have 2 articles in it! They are short and sweet, but the rest of magazine is gorgeous too! I can't wait to get it in my hands!

I also want to say thank you for everyone's support during my Earth Day sale in my Etsy shop! Not only did I donate a portion of sales to Oceana to protect our precious waters, but I also donated to Red Cross for the Nepal Earthquake Relief. Click these links to donate! Even if you cannot donate, please light a candle and send your prayers to those in Nepal. It is completely devastating, but I so grateful the world is coming together to help those in need.


CRYSTAL & LUNAR BLESSINGS,

Marissa Moondaughter

moon my compass // intuition my voice // crystals my companions

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Stone Medicine: Earth Day

Happy Earth Day Moon Beams!  


I thought it would be fun to share with you some ways  to work with your crystals today and give back to Mother Earth!

The power of crystals lie deep in the heart of Mother Earth. To hold them, to carry them, to use them for healing and the highest good is to honor Gaia. It is sacred work. I believe it also heals our connection with Nature.


Create A Crystal Stonehenge

Go out into nature, and place a circle of stones for the land. These stones should have a special meaning to you and be an offering from the heart. In the center you can leave an offering of food or seeds for the animals, plant a tree or a native plant in the circle, leave an offering of flowers, or a bundle of herbs. Whatever feels fitting to you. Give your thanks to the land you live on and leave this beautiful offering behind. The crystals will be picked up by animals or humans who need them next!

Crystal Gardening

Set up crystals or plant crystals in your garden! You can even place the crystals in one section in your garden - think of it as a playground for the fairies and gnomes! Rose quartz nourishes Roses and flowering plants, bury Green Moss agate or Red jasper into the soil to nourish the roots of the plants, and Clear quartz may speed up growth and harvest time! You can place crystals in your fountains or bird baths to infuse their water with higher vibrations. Your garden will be enchanting!

Infused Water


Speaking of water, put Citrine or Clear quartz in your watering can and let this potent essence nourish your plants! If you want more Yin, or feminine energy infused into your plants, add Ocean Jasper to the mix!

Indoor Flower Grids

Bring the vibrant energy of Mother Earth into your home. Place a bouquet of flowers on your kitchen table, or your hearth - the heart and warmth of your home, wherever that may be in your home. Surround the vase with crystals to invite specific energy into your home. Surrounding my Sunflowers are Citrine and Clear quartz to bring in more energy and positivity. Your flowers may last longer too!

I hope these ideas have helped inspire ways for you to honor Earth today and everyday! There is so much more coming to this space! I can't wait to share it all with you! 
 


Earth Day Sale All Week!


Use the code EARTH for 30% off in my Etsy Shop! A portion of Earth Day sales will be donated to Oceana to protect our oceans and sea creatures!


GAIA BLESSINGS,

Marissa Moondaughter

moon my compass // intuition my voice // crystals my companions

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PS. WRITER UPDATE! If you applied to be a Spring writer, I have had to delay the whole process because I have been so busy offline! I will be reviewing applications and emailing people shortly. Thank you so much to those who have applied!

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