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Archive for April, 2016

Flowers, Stars and the Hours

By Dikki-Jo Mullen

Hours of the Day

Make a Floral Clock or Horoscope.

Place a sundial or add a crystal in the center.

The circle, familiar as the form for a horoscope map, is an ancient and spiritual pattern honoring the cycles in our lives and the seasons in many ways. In planning a garden, a circle pattern can be used with apropos plants, trees and flowers in each of the 12 sections, representing the hours of the day and night or houses in the horoscope as one would choose.. Alternatively, a personal horoscope chart can be planted, starting with the rising sign as the 1st house. In esoteric astrology and in the séance room, fresh flowers and plants play a key role in honoring and invoking the spiritual and healing energies in the world around us. The current astrological transit of intense and transformative Pluto moving through earthy Capricorn right now favors looking more deeply into the ways plants can favorably impact and heal our world. Here are the plants I would use. There are variations. Do feel free to experiment.

9 oclock am or pm (1st zodiacal house) chickweed, tulips, olive tree.

8 oclock (2nd house) iris, orange tree

7 oclock (3rd house) roses, water plants, lettuce, lupins

6 oclock (4th house) all lilies – including day lilies, Easter lilies, tiger lilies, lotus

5 oclock (5th house) sunflower, gladioli, poppy, lemon tree

4 oclock (6th house) morning glory, dandelion, hyacinth

3 oclock (7th house) pansy, all white flowers, including roses

2 oclock (8th house) orchid, heliotrope, black eyed susans

1 oclock (9th house) jasmine, all buds

12 oclock (10th house) carnations, wood and water violets

11 oclock (11th house) snow drops, marigolds, mums

10 oclock (12th house) poplar trees, hydrangeas, African violets

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Moons of Color – Pink, Black and Blue

Moonbeams by Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer

“If we hear the Moon is Blue, then we must believe that it is true.” This mysterious little rhyme is the earliest reference to a Blue Moon that I’ve ever seen, it dates from 1528. The Blue Moon is a metaphor for all things rare and rather magical.

The Pink Moon is one of several names for the Full Moon in April. The intriguing phrase honors the lovely pink phlox flowers, which appear as a bright promise of spring beauty and the growth season ahead near this date. There will be Pink Moons again on April 11, 2017 and April 29, 2018. Normally there is just one Pink Moon each year.

The Black Moon is the rare second New Moon within a single calendar month. The Black Moon is mystical and magically linked to the wee folk; fairies, leprechauns, pixies and their kin. There will be a Black Moon on September 30, 2016. Usually about three years will elapse between Black Moons.

The Blue Moon is the rare second Full Moon in a single month. Once is a Blue Moon is a popular saying which offers a clue as to its rarity. As a rule about three years will separate blue moons. However in 2018 there will be two Blue Moons, on both January 31, 2018 and March 31, 2018. Blue Moons are considered serendipitous and fortunate in the United States. However in Europe they are thought to be ill omens. Personally, as a Moon Child and astrologer, born under the birth sign of Cancer, I like the Blue Moon and feel it welcomes good luck. Many queries about this topic have come my way on this eve of the Pink Moon. So hopefully this little study of the Moons of Color has brightened and delighted with moon beams your enjoyment of the night sky and its mysteries.

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Memories of the Night Time Beach
A Neptune’s Dream Poem
by Dikki-Jo
Grey sea and a long arm of sand
A yellow pearl globe Moon, so large and low
Restless tiny waves leap, then weep
Moon fire curls disrupt their sleep
I walk a mile scented by the sea
Over a black dune, entering a mystery land!

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Gladly Beyond and Time

By Dikki-Jo

Note: this poem was written as the Sun was conjunct Uranus in Aries on April 9, 2016. This astrological aspect ushers in surprises, yet the elements of the unexpected might not be all that influential in the grand scheme of things because the Moon was void of course. It was accompanied by a strong earth sign accent, with the Taurus Moon joined by Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. It suggests a good day to enjoy nature or perhaps a garden party, where I was headed when the poem came through from my muse and spirit guides!
Friends walking together
No idea where I am
Heavy and rich a lily garden
And orange blossoms
Chosen for beauty, not love
Wondering if there can be
Death by fragrance
The Sun acknowledges
Life of a brewing springtime
Not a hint of the distant dusk
Shadowing the end of perfection

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