During the evening of the Pisces Moon, I unintentionally began a releasing ritual to hold during this phase of each Moon Cycle. I was sitting out by a river about to harvest some cedar for a small smoke bundle and decided to leave a crystal behind to give thanks. As I was in the midst of this act it became clear to me that it was more than just a gift of reciprocity, considering everything else that is going on in my world currently, it symbolized the letting go of old karma that I don't need to hold onto anymore. (Especially since the grouping of crystals I decided to give away was specifically tuned into a past life part of myself).
The crystal I left behind next to some Horsetail, another plant ally helping me through this releasing time.
With today's new moon in Leo, we bring an end to the tumultuous summer eclipse season. I don't know about all you folks out there, but for me this one was more intense than I was expecting. In general, no matter how prepared you think you are for eclipse season (knowing full well that this is the time when shadow permeates, when our subconscious dims our ego and brings up the darkness), the reality of what’s happening during the thick of it can still be immensely jarring.