Welcome Summer – Hello July!

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Welcome Summer – Hello July!

By the Native American calendar, July brings to us the Crazy Moon. Look around and it’s not a surprise. It requires of us adaptability, ingenuity, strategic thinking and it has arrived to reset the balances—gracefully if you’ve been paying attention and doing your inner-work, and not so much if you have not. With the Crazy Moon and Coyote Spirit operating concurrently, you may have your world burned to the ground so that you may begin again on the correct path. Uncomfortable, but necessary. But what it is teaching us is that we must become comfortable with the uncomfortable, and that we must live in the flow while adjusting to the changes around us, welcome or not. But do not fear, for you are capable of far more than you imagined.

July Happenings

– What’s Happening This Month –

As always, we offer a variety of services, readings, products and more to help you remain stable and calm and to help you ‘move’ when required and create ease when it is needed. We’ve welcomed into the Shop new gemstones, jewelry, candles, incense, oracle and tarot decks and more.

One of the items worth your time and attention this month, if you are called to these things, is our new line of candles by Mystic Purities that will help you to embrace your inner magic. A quick word on burning candles because this question has come up a lot recently: make sure you cut the wick to one quarter of an inch, and most importantly, light the candle only when you have time to allow the candle wax to reach a full melt pool, which may take up to one hour to one and a half hours. This step is important as wax has a ‘melt memory’ so this will prevent your candle from ‘tunneling’. This will help your candle to last longer, and for those of you practicing candle magic, it will give you a more accurate reading on how your spell, prayer and intentions are working.

If you enjoy working with incense and aromatherapy, check out our full line, as well as our newest hand rolled, curated and 100 natural Incensed, which comes cleverly packaged from the artisan in test tube vials to preserve freshness.

This is a good month to do lots of inner work so that the sun can burn off what creates distress in you. To help guide and direct you, as well as provide valuable information about the issues at hand or your future, we have lots of decks in stock that you can test. I mention this because I have found these are one of the best ways you can deepen your spiritual practices, as well as get quick and practical information to guide your day. You can read more about our tarot and oracle decks below, but allow me to call to your attention a few of my favorites. For those of you who are seeking grace, freedom and radical transformation: the Kali Oracle is worth your attention. For those of you seeking to reconnect with the wisdom of nature and deepen your path and your calling, the Secret Language of Animals is one of the best and most consistently helpful decks I’ve used. We’ve also welcomed into the Shop Dr. Steven Farmer’s new deck, Messages from the Spirits of Nature Oracle. This is a deck designed to spark insights and healings via messages from the Spirits of trees, rivers, stone and animals. It’s simple and it’s lovely.

We also have a variety of classes and workshops, forest walks, readings, reiki services and so much more. You can find details below, as well as on our website. And as always, we are here to help. And thank you always for your support and patronage of our Shop and our practitioners! We are deeply grateful!

Welcome May

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Welcome May

This month, the Gods give way to the Goddesses, who rule and watch over this month of May. Goddess energy this month is strong. Many of us are undecided about how we stand in the face of these changes and adversity we witness all around us. For many others, there is an awakening and a deepening of something strong and solid in our core seeding what it is will come next, even if we do not know what form that will take. For some, this creates fear and anxiety. For others, a digging in and a desire to affect change in the areas of their passions. It is the women who will rule this planet; for men have held the power for too long. And what has been done with it? This is by no means a ‘putting aside’ of male energy–both are needed in their correct forms, and in correct measure so that ALL of us evolve and to thrive.

We have worshiped Goddesses since the beginning of time—the Lady Mary, who birthed the Christ energy; Sekhmet, a bringer of war and of peace, of justice and accountability; Kali, who helps those who cannot voice their anger and rage be heard rather than ignored; Green Tara, a comforter of those who are lost and who seek solace. Chang’e, the awakener of self-awareness, and like this goddess, you are capable of being reborn. And so many more…

Think of the Goddesses you pray to or admire. What quality do they represent? For those are the qualities you seek for yourself, or that you possess in some measure that will grow within you should your prayers to these Divine Beings be heard and addressed.

And without self-consciousness, allow the goddess inside you to shine, to nourish yourself and others, and to create peace when you can, and justice when you must.
Inviting Goddess energy is not the rah-rah false empowerment that encourages you to be more-than so others are less that is put forth by neophytes and false prophets with big followings and slick marketing presentations. True Goddess energy is about standing firm in your beliefs, your authenticity, your integrity, honor and ability to speak the truth without harm to another, except when harm is warranted. (And even then, I would caution care.) This takes a special kind of courage honed over time, with hardship and glory, with love and devotion and a strength that is developed by living and learning and giving and taking and seeing clearly who you are and who you are not, where you are strong and where you are not. Accepting. Then behaving accordingly. We are all capable. Now what will you do with this?

May you all have a blessed and beautiful Mother’s Day and month of May.

“The spring is fresh and fearless
And every leaf is new,
The world is brimmed with moonlight,
The lilac brimmed with dew.

Here in the moving shadows
I catch my breath and sing-
My heart is fresh and fearless
And over-brimmed with spring.”

– Sara Teasdale, May Night

May Happenings

– What’s Happening This Month –

How fitting that the month of the Goddesses also holds the most precious of all days: Mother’s Day. Time to honor the woman who gave you life, so what better time than to have a sale? You don’t have to be a mom to take advantage of it—for we all are moms to something or someone! We’re offering 10% off all gemstones and minerals, and tarot and oracle cards. We also have Gift Certificates for those of you who can’t decide, or who would rather Mom make her own choices. Stop in May 1 – 8 and take advantage of the savings!

We’ll be expanding our offerings in June, so stay tuned to our socials and website. In the meantime, you can enjoy Drum Healing with Moe, Readings and Tune-Ups with Skyfire (including a Communicating with your Guardian Spirit Workshop, with Readings and Tune Ups available beforehand), Human Design Analysis with Donna, Stone Readings and gemstone-based classes with Melinda, and Weekend Walkabouts are back with Megan!! (Scroll below for details.)

Jennifer continues to offer Reiki for both animals and their humans, and we welcomed another member to our Moonstone family: Natalie Kendal, who will be teaching about Lemuria and the Pleidians, Starbeings and Starseeds, the New Earth and the New Human, as well as offering services to soothe the soul and reset the central nervous system.

We have products representing each Pantheon, and each of the Elements, and the way each of us Walks through this life. We can help you to customize a practice (if you wish), or help you add to or modify your current practice. We’re more than a store. We’re a resource, and we are here to serve you in the best way possible. So come see us, or, call us and we can assist via concierge service.

Mothers Day Coupon

Hello March

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Hello March

It is said that March arrives as a lion and leaves as a lamb. But will it? I’m not talking about weather necessarily. This is the time of year when I would talk of how the nesting and planning of winter gives way to the birth of Spring, and the shifting into new ways of being and becoming, both spiritually and practically. And this still remains true. But in this time of new birth, we are overshadowed by the world at the edge of war. We stand in disbelief, not because we haven’t seen this before, but that we are here once again. So March—in like a lion: the invasion of Ukraine, by a power-hungry dictator. Out like a lamb still to be determined.

Yet in the meantime, we are seeing acts unlike what we’ve seen before of world leaders and of people at war. When Ukrainian President Zelenskiy stood his ground, choosing to stay and fight for his country, it was a stark contrast to our leadership who ran to hide when unarmed citizens—not soldiers—approached the Capital. When the Ukrainian people—not just soldiers—took up arms to defend their country, so many volunteers they beg the world to donate drones, flak jackets, goggles, optics and ways of keeping warm during an unusually-cold March in Ukraine… in America, we run to a keyboard and press a “Like” thinking it will voice our outrage and make a difference. I compare these not to start a political discussion, but to point out the stark contrast that exists between a people who have had to fight centuries for what they have, who have lived with occupation and terror, and an America who still thinks talk is more powerful than action. But action now is warranted.

Spring brings forth the desire to move, to take action, to nurture seeds you have planted, whether in the ground, your mind, or your heart. We now are being asked to take action on a larger scale—to stand strong not only in our beliefs, but in defense of others—around our neighborhoods, our communities and around the world. Yes, we are weary. But weariness is no reason to stop fighting for the life you want, and to help others live the lives they wish. Right now, there are people dying for that very right.

In these difficult times, we do need prayers. But more so, we need action. Helplessness is not an excuse — nor a reason to lose hope.

Spirituality is not just about prayers and ritual and magic and all the nice things that people enjoy. It’s also about activism; about standing up for what is right; about helping in crisis and in tragedy; about putting your heart and soul and life on the line for what you believe.

Now is the time. We are reaping the collective karma of our times. All of us have contributed to it. It will take all of us to course correct it.

Many blessings as we enter Spring.

In our relative safety, it is our privilege to provide hope and inspiration to those who are unable to provide it for themselves.

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

– Martin Niemöller

Spring Thaw

– What’s Happening This Month –

In this season of New Beginnings, we all have dreams and goals that are fresh and new, or ones we have dusted off to try again—whether you yearn to find your place in this world, deepen your spiritual practice, or reduce the clutter in mind, heart and home, manifest a specific outcome, or a myriad of other hopes and dreams or goals and objectives. This is the time to put plans into action—seed the start of a new way of being and doing. To that end, we offer products and services designed to move you through these transitions: journals, oracle and tarot cards, books, pendulums, runes and stones, classes and readings and workshops and more. We strive to expand and increase our offerings and services so that they align with your needs, our needs, and the movement of the cycles and the Great Wheel.

This month, we’ve added a Drum Healing Circle with Moe, Stone Readings with Melinda, Human Design Analysis with Donna, and have resumed the weekend Walkabouts with Megan. We have two Workshops with Skyfire: Discover your Power Animal, and Past Lives and Your Future. Skyfire has added March 17, 24, and 31 for readings and tune ups. Jennifer continues to offer Reiki for both animals and their humans, and we welcomed another member to our Moonstone family: Natalie Kendal, who will be teaching about Lemuria and the Pleidians, Starbeings and Starseeds, the New Earth and the New Human, and ultimately offering services in the ancient way of healing.

We have products representing each Pantheon, and each of the Elements, and the way each of us Walks through this life. We can help you to customize a practice (if you wish), or help you add to or modify your current practice. We’re more than a store. We’re a resource, and we are here to serve you in the best way possible. So come see us, or, call us and we can assist via concierge service.

Welcome to February

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Welcome to February

February is that time of year when we are deep in the hunkering down and solitude required to reshape or build what is to come in this year. So many make the mistake of launching into the New Year on Day One thinking they need resolutions or a change in habit or circumstance, and without the appropriate mental, physical and psychological preparation, launch right in – and then fail. It is no wonder: objectives, if they are correct for you and built on the correct combination of reality, heart and mind, are about timing.

The first few weeks of any new year are about cleaning up and clearing out what was—whether this be outdated ways of thinking, old habits or relationships, or a myriad of other things we wish to accomplish or do away with in the coming year. Then, it is time to move forward, and that time is now. Spend some time this month considering where you have come from and where you are going. Then make plans to make the needed changes and adjustments. Prepare properly, get the support you need in whatever form it takes, and then dive in. Remember compassion for self and others, and make self-care a priority. This is especially important in the Year of the Mirror, where karma will manifest instantly (by comparison), and what you put out in this world is what you will receive back—magnified. This is not punishment, nor is it compliment, it is simply a way of measuring your behavior and what you are contributing to your community and the world at large.

This year, it is especially important to take action. To be aware and awake is not enough. We are tired—exhausted, really, from what has passed these last years. And that is proper. What is NOT proper is the idea of “that’s just how it is” or “it’s too big and I can’t make a difference”. Every pebble that breaks the surface of a pond makes a difference, and you are no different. So decide what it is you want, how you will behave and what you will contribute. Then take action. Hold politicians, influencers, corporations and others accountable for their actions—write letters, make calls, gather community around a topic you are passionate about. Stop buying their products and services and be vocal about why. Speak what is true. This is not for self-aggrandizement or self-importance (those individuals who continue that path will be held accountable), rather, it is for creating the kind of world you want to live in, and you want generations after you to live in. Start somewhere: it begins within the confines of your own heart and mind.

“The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.” – Saint Augustine

Winter Bubble

– What’s Happening This Month –

Moonstone owner, Kathy, and her bestie and wing-woman Lois dragged themselves (hardly!) to the largest gem and mineral show of the year in the ever-warm Tuscon, AZ, and wait until you see what they’re bringing back!! Gorgeous rocks and gems in all shapes and sizes—towers, skulls, palm and pocket stones, stand-alone pieces, totems and more! We’ll have them inventoried and on our shelves by mid-month, so come check out the beautiful and powerful nebular obsidian, Caribbean calcite, amethyst stars, and so much more. Watching over this year is obsidian—the mirror that reflects back your actions—and we’ll have plenty in stock. Unfortunately, rainbow obsidian is mined out and those mines will be closed for years to come, so what we have in stock and what Kathy has purchased is all we will have for the foreseeable future.

Happy Holidays and Jingle Bells

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Happy Holidays & Jingle Bells

Welcome to the holiday season! We stocked up with new items for your holiday shopping – one gift for the lucky person on your holiday list; one gift for you!

You’ll find a new selection of candles, incense, gemstones, bracelets, oracle, and tarot decks, and more. Plus, we have Gift Certificates for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list. These can be used for all store items, including classes!

To make your holiday shopping easier, we offer a concierge service—tell us what you need and we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive. We can make suggestions, too, if you’re undecided.

Winter Greens

– Annual Holiday Sale –
Saturday, December 4th & Sunday, December 5th

In addition, we’re busy adding new products, services, and classes for the coming year. You can find them listed below—some already on the calendar, and some in the process of being scheduled. We’ll keep you updated on social media and by email once registration is open.

Our most sacred event of the year, New Fire, is in person this year and the limited number of tickets have been sold out. Because many of you have asked, we are adding a VIRTUAL New Fire on Sunday, December 19, from 4:00-6:00 pm. The giveaway selections will be modified, of course, and you’ll see those details when the event is posted on the website as the details are ironed out. For now, at posting time, we wanted to make you aware that it’s happening and that details will follow shortly.

We wish you and yours a blessed and happy holiday season. We all continue to be challenged by the “new normal”, which feels to most not normal at all, but forget that for now. Be good; be kind; be joyful. For each of you is blessed and loved.
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Please look for our survey at a later date, or feel free to let us know anytime what you’d like to see, or see more of, in our shop or our newsletter!

Send to donna@moonstoneandsage.com or via social media messaging @MoonstoneandSage.

Welcome November at Moonstone & Sage

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Welcome November at Moonstone & Sage!

A recurring theme with all of us at Moonstone, and with many of our customers is that of ‘letting go’, settling in, and crafting what you will manifest next in your life. We’re fast approaching the time of year when we settle into our environments—physical, mental, spiritual and psychological. We assess what’s been working for us and what hasn’t, and what we want to create for the year to come. For some, this shift has been subtle; for others, not so much. Many are feeling it is being forced upon us, and there is truth there. For what we hold onto too long—beliefs, ways of being, thinking, acting and more, are taken from us when we’ve been too long, or not at all, letting go gracefully. And here we are, and for better or worse, there is beauty and hope within all of it.

Fall Foliage

For November, we’ve brought in a supply of journals, calendars and books to assist you through these next days, months, and the coming year.

We’re a resource for what you need. Please just ask us.

Welcome October at Moonstone & Sage

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Welcome October at Moonstone & Sage!

Fall has arrived—a season for balancing light and dark, for letting go and for deciding what will stay that can be built up or come to fruition. It is a time of change, mystery, preservation, protection, comfort and for accepting the impermanence of things. To that end, we have (new) upcoming events this month to help you honor and release the past, as well as to welcome, craft and cultivate your future. This month, we’re all about comfort and looking toward the season of rest—from clothing, books, or divination tools. We have in comfy hoodies to snuggle inside of once the cool temperatures come upon us; prayer flags to carry your prayers, intention and mantras to those Gods and Goddesses who watch over us, as well as a brand new assortment of incense, books, divination tools, and oracle and tarot cards.

Fall Meditation

Once each year, we are blessed with an opportunity to honor the Ancestor’s Moon, with a special Ancestor’s Moon Ceremony—a ritual of remembrance that brings release and healing. There is more on this listed in the event section below, but it is your time to journey to communicate with the ones you have lost, whether human or animal companion, to make your peace with their passing and to let them go to journey on to what comes next for them. It is an emotional and healing moment that frees both you and them so that both move on to be who they are to become. If you have not experienced this powerful moment, this is your time—Saturday, October 2, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm. Reservations are needed and space is limited to respect CDC recommendations. Please arrive early to be smudged off and seated, and to lay your items on the altar for blessings. See below for additional details and for instructions for the community pot luck after. The event will be held in-person.

On October 16, we offer our first ever Magic and Manifestation workshop. Here you will learn how to craft your desires into practical reality by blending Heaven and Earth to manifest proper outcome. Reservations needed. Bring your current manifestation tools, whatever they may or may not be, and some specific intention or dream you wish to manifest, If you do not have these presently, feel no pressure and benefit from the general discussion. We’ll talk what is magic, where to find it, how to use it and the practical aspects of manifesting your dreams, desires and intentions. It would be my personal wish that you leave understanding exactly how to craft your own personal magic in life, and how to bring it to life. See our events section below or on our website for details and registration. The event is in-person. Bring a journal, calendar, or there will be some for purchase at the shop on that day. (Participants will get a 10% discount on purchases on October 16 only.)

These are just some of the many things happening this month. A full roster is below.

Please look for our survey at a later date, or feel free to let us know anytime what you’d like to see, or see more of, in our shop or our newsletter! Send to donna@moonstoneandsage.com or via social media messaging @MoonstoneandSage.

Blessings for a beautiful month!

The Rise Of The New Moon

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The Rise Of The New Moon

Monday, September 6 At 8:51 PM Eastern, USA

A new moon is always a good time for a reset and for beginning a new cycle. There is a burst of new energy and inspiration that can be harnessed as fuel for a new project, relationship or intention. This (Virgo) moon specifically triggers a potent energy that can be experienced either as fear and anxiety or as excitement for a positive shift, since it has to do with inevitable change. Intuition is enhanced and you can get downloads of insights, truth and clarity.

This moon also brings to the surface a self-awareness of behaviors, energy leaks, dysfunctional aspects of your “story”, and encourages leaving your comfort zone to make a change, broaden your container, and step out into a new landscape. This could increase your excitement and inspiration, or you may feel irritated or uncomfortable. Make sure you are not projecting any negativity onto others and watch potential projections of others onto you.

There is also a desire to organize chaos and make a plan. It is a good time to do some physical organization in your personal environment such as filing, cleaning and decluttering. Strive for balance between much needed personal alone time for reflection and connecting with others in a social container.

Blessings for a beautiful New Moon.

Sunflower Field

Here comes September—it begins our favorite time of the year! So much happening, both beginning and ending, with so much potential and opportunity to craft your destiny, to make this world a beautiful place and to claim your place in it, not only for yourself, but for the greater good of us all—planet, people, animals, plant life and all who call this world home!

Come see what’s new with us, too! And what is here so that you know where to find it when you need it!

Welcome to end of Summer!

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Welcome to end of Summer!

August is a transition month—one season winds down and another sets up to begin. This is as it should be for one thing always becomes another, and nature abhors a vacuum. As the Summer winds down, our thoughts begin the slow turn toward Fall, when the leaves change color, fall to the ground, and the seasons of introspection begin.
Yet, it IS still August AND Summer and many of us yearn for the last hurrah—the last chance to pack into Summer all we didn’t get to do. For the seeds we planted this season: How did they grow—in all the gardens…of the land, the body, the heart and the mind? What will be added, what will turn over, and where will we need to begin again, or refine what already has been set into motion? As with all we do here at Moonstone and Sage, we exist to assist those who come through our doors find the solace, the growth, the change or the respite they seek or they need.

Sunflower Field

If your goal this year was to accomplish something—whether you yearned to find your place in this world, deepen your spiritual practice, or reduce the clutter in mind, heart and home, manifest a specific outcome, or a myriad of other hopes and dreams that manifest as goals, this is the time to evaluate and reevaluate and refine. To that end, we offer products and services designed to move you through these goals and transitions—journals, oracle and tarot cards, books, pendulums, runes and stones and more. We strive to expand and increase our offerings and services so that they align with your needs, our needs, and the movement of the cycles and the Wheel. We have products representing each Pantheon, and each of the Elements, and the way each of us Walks through this life. We can help you to customize a practice (if you wish), or help you add to or modify your current practice. We’re more than a store. We’re a resource, and we are here to serve you in the best way possible. So come see us, or, call us and we’ll help you choose, and/or ship what you need.

Happy August. May the Universe smile on you!

A Historic Age of Transformation!

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A Historic Age of Transformation!

We are witnessing a critical time in history. The year 2020 will be remembered for generations to come as a time of unprecedented transformation. We are shedding the old skin that no longer serves us and opening up to fresh ideas. In order to make room for new growth, we must let go of the old. The Universe is ever expanding…. We are being called to stretch and grow within this pulsing Universe. We are being asked to remember we are Spirit Beings first. Earth is a tiny part of a vast Universe.

This Shift in Consciousness has been happening for some time now. It has been building for years. It’s the “Age of Aquarius” sung about in the 1960s. It’s the dreaded 12/21/2012 “end of the world” when the Mayan Long Count Calendar reset. Just like each January we turn the calendar and begin a new year, in 2012 we stepped into a whole new era. 2020 is accelerating that transformation.

It’s time to re-calibrate and create a new norm! Life as we knew it is different now. So much has changed on a global level. The Truth is, we can never go back to the exact way we were. I think most of us realize, we don’t want to. Things have been off kilter for so long. We were reaching for the carrot on the stick only to lose sight of the amazing blessings within reach, all around us, every day.

We have been given a tremendous opportunity. To create a world where all are treated fairly with governing rules of kindness and compassion seeking the “Greater Good for ALL.” It really is that simple. It is up to us what we do with this opportunity. This may feel like a monumental task. In many ways it is. “The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.” How we embrace the changes in our lives every day, the choices we make, the words we use will mold our society… one step at a time.

The Universe is always seeking harmony. Like in the ebb and flow of the oceans and the rising and setting of both the moon and the sun. Light gives way to darkness so we can go within. Darkness relinquishes the sky to the morning light. The promise of a new day.

In the egocentric days that have brought us to where we are today, Divine Masculine energy was out of balance. Now it is time for Divine Feminine to take its rightful place at the table. It is not meant for Divine Feminine to overrule the Divine Masculine. That would just perpetuate the problem. It’s time for feminine and masculine to work together in balance and bring us into a more harmonious way of living. Just as the sun gives rise to the moon and the moon to the sun.

Divine Feminine energy is emerging with a loving and compassionate heart. This historic Shift in Consciousness will be the movement that will be talked about for generations to come. It is no accident WE/YOU are here to witness these historic events. Many of us are also called to participate as well.
Listen to your heart… you will know if you are being called.
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