A lil' update from us:
Sometimes you're just ~on the nose~ for the theme of the moon without even trying. True to the spirit of Aquarius (Nash is our resident Aqua), we are are shifting into an unconventional space. And while we could very much argue we have always been unconventional, we are rampin in up a tad.
We are looking to leave LA, spend some time as digital nomads, and shift how we do things here at Threads of Fate. If you've read any of our emails or blogs before, you know we have been reflecting on how we want our work to look. If you've noticed, we are really working to incorporate digital courses. We have loved these so far, even though they've been small! And we have gotten great feedback on them.
We plan to work on new physical products, but plan on doing them as "drops" instead of keeping consistent inventory. And perhaps making physical products to accompany our courses. A lot is in flux, a lot to figure out, and who knows how it will go but we are excited about the potential!
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A note on this Full Moon from Winter Jendayi, our in house Astro expert:
We are BIG FANS of Winter. We have shared ceremonial space with her, gotten multiple readings from her and are big fans of her music. We highly recommend checking out her work!
Book Winter for an Astro reading here.
Listen to Winter's music here.
Follow Winter on Insta here.
Check out here website here.
Breaking all of the rules and rebelling against anything restrictive, the Aquarius Full Moon gives us permission to shine in all the ways that we are unconventional. With this Moon, we celebrate how far we’ve come in our journey of fully reclaiming and embodying our whole self, including the parts that we may feel are weird or misunderstood by others.
As this Moon lights up the night, it illuminates the importance of social change for a better world and healthy future for all, upon this planet. When we are embodied in our wholeness, what role do we play in the aligned future that we envision? How can our own healing, freedom and wellness, contribute to and support the healing, freedom and wellness of the planet?
This is a time to connect with your unique gifts and break out of anything that is restricting you from embodying your whole self. And if you need extra support in this process, lean into your chosen community who value what your whole self has to offer.
Scents for Aquarius
This full moon we’re trying brain boosting scents that highlight that Aquarian search for knowledge.
Try cinnamon, peppermint/spearmint or rosemary to amp up concentration. Citrus is super activating as well, so do not hesitate to reach for orange, lemon or grapefruit.
Colors and Fabrics for Aquarius
You might be aware by now that Aquarians are associated with blues and violets as the water bearer sign, but why not take a cue from their creative aspects and try a color that is unusual or completely out of your comfort zone? What color do you think you can’t wear? Wear it anyway or find a distinctive version of the color that looks amazing on you!
Pair these fun shades with typical hippie-esque, floaty fabrics that are perfect for the freethinking energy that’s taking hold right now- or even try beaded and braided textiles for something a bit more unusual.
Gemstones for Aquarius
Aquarian energy is all about balance. Look for any kind of calcite or larimar to help with balancing emotions.
Use tiger’s eye for grounding, mental clarity, and inner strength, and as always, amethyst is the perfect stone for everything related to this sign and its energy.
Card Spread for the Aquarius Full Moon
For this card spread we are reflecting on where we can lean into Aquarius's rebellious and expansive nature.
1. Where in my life am I being stifled by convention?
2. What can anchor me as I shed these limitations?
3. What sort of expansion am I needing right now?
4. What can I incorporate into my practice that can support me in expanding?
Ritual for the Aquarius Full Moon
We’ve spent a lot of time in the past couple months on our own emotional well being but now it’s time to think about your community.
For this ritual, we’re creating protection powder that you can keep with you and sprinkle wherever you think it’s needed. Sprinkle it around your neighbors’ homes, friend and family homes (with permission), or sprinkle some around public segments of your block if you’re thinking about your broader neighborhood. If you’re trying to protect a particular social community, maybe there’s a building you all meet at- whether it’s a community center, club, library, or something else- sprinkle some just outside the door. You can even sprinkle some during protests to protect the route of protestors. Just make sure that you are never doing this on private property without consent and that it won’t be bothersome to others. A little bit goes a long way.
Protection Powder Ingredients:
Salt (black or plain)
Dried garden sage (not white sage)
Ground eggshells** (plant-friendly)
Protective ash*** (plant-friendly)
You can use any combination of these ingredients or add a few of your own if you like, but there are a few caveats to go over.
* Salt is a core protective ingredient but it can also be damaging to plants. Don’t use salt in your protection powder if you are going to use it in natural areas or gardens where it might do harm. If you are only leaving it on sidewalks or other plant free zones, you don’t have to worry about this. Generally it would be okay for just grassy areas as well, since it would be a minimal amount of salt.
** Ground eggshells have been used in many magical practices. Cascarilla is a tradition from Latin America, usually Santeria, and Efun is a chalk that is made in Nigerian and other West African traditions, which has also been used among African American practitioners, particularly of Hoodoo and Vodun. Cascarilla is often traced back to the cascarilla plant from the West Indies but is said to have been replaced by eggshells because they were readily available. These chalks/powders are coming mostly from closed traditions so you would not use them unless you had ties to either the practice or the cultural and ethnic background. However, the use of eggs as part of a magical tool kit does come into play in other traditions as well. In Europe eggs are said to have a variety of magical properties, so making ground eggshell powder would also be appropriate for practitioners of Wicca and other Western European derived practices, so long as it derived from the mythos and practices of those traditions. Whoever you are and however you practice, take a minute to think about how you’re using egg shell powder.
To make this powder, simply wash out any remnants of egg on the shell and let them dry- you can bake them at a low temperature for quicker results. When dry, crush them into a fine powder. Using a mortar and pestle seems to be the best method but you can try using a blender or another tool you think would work well.
***To make your protective ash, write out a spell for your community’s protection or create a sigil of protection (see our Gemini New Moon post for detailed spell crafting). Then take a lit black candle and, after meditating on the spell or sigil, burn the paper it is on. Make sure to do this over a tray of some sort so that you catch all or as much of the ash as possible. It may take a few tries to burn the entire thing. Then blow out your candle and mix the ash with the rest of your ingredients.
NOTE: Both eggshells and ash are beneficial for gardens and plants, so they would both be excellent options for a protection powder that you do want to use in natural areas.