The La Tierra Sagrada SEASONAL RITUAL MEMBERSHIP
NEW MOON IN VIRGO SELF CARE RITUALS FOR NOURISHING OUR MANES September 9
For the month of September, I am sharing some simple, DIY Rituals (with a little guidance from me) to help you supercharge your life with the new energy of Virgo!
The grounding energy of Virgo is the calm we need after the Leo's storm of activity. I'm sure we have all experienced some massive transformation over these past few months, thanks in no small part to the many retrograde planets, eclipses and auspicious planetary alignments. This month, though, I want to encourage you to ground down the energy we have all gained and integrate it in order to heal. Virgo is an Earth sign- one that is rooted and balanced. It councils us to take precise steps, calculated towards a certain goal. This is a great window in time to be intentional with exactly what you are manifesting right now.
Virgo is the month of cleansing, resetting and connecting deeper to our higher self, mainly because this is a sign that takes health and self-improvement to the next level.
One of the easiest ways to connect to our higher self is through meditation practice and any work we do on our Crowns.
Crown work is all about that connection to our higher self. It is our gateway to accessing inner beauty, radiance and “inner glow”. I will discuss this even deeper in next month’s Libra Video...
September also marks a shift in season. We are transitioning from summer into fall, and it is a perfect moment to give our bodies a break, cleanse both internally, and allow ourselves to shift into the new season ahead.
This is a great time to create new routines and habits, which is why I discuss the importance of consistency in these scalp and hair care rituals. With consistency and repetition, these simple acts can become habits centered around nurturing ourselves. Transformation comes from practice. It is not about instant gratification; it is about the lasting effects.
In the yogic sciences, there is a saying- “Your habits define you.”
Whether or not we have Virgo in our chart, we are all living on Earth and are directly affected by the cycles of the moon. On each new moon, we have a new energy to work with and through.
As always, I want to really encourage you to set an intention before dropping into the Rituals. New Moons are a fresh, new opportunity for you to call in whatever you're manifesting for this specific moon phase.
**Pre-Wash** Scalp Scrub and Hair Treatment
- · Cleanse your aura and the space around you with your favorite space clearing smudge.
- · Prepare your Salt Scrub:
2 tablespoons of Salt
Salt is mineralizing and improves your scalp’s circulation. It relieves dryness, itchiness, and imbalances due to seasonal shifts. Salt is purifying, and it adds volume to the roots of the hair by absorbing excess oil and buildup.
*Use any household Sea Salt*
½ of 1 Lemon
Lemons are packed with vitamin C which cleanses the scalp while removing buildup and excess oil.
2 tablespoons of Oil
Oil helps soothe, nourish and hydrates the skin on the scalp.
*Use oil of choice-whatever is best for your hair type and texture*
- · Prepare a Hair Treatment with coconut oil, or oil of your choice. Oils seal the cuticle of the hair with moisture and hydration, adding shine and luster back into the hair.
Moisturizing oils: coconut oil, avocado oil
Nourishing oils: jojoba oil, olive oil
Repairing oils: meadowfoam seed oil, black cumin seed oil. Using ¼ cup of oil, massage the oil into the scalp and pull it through the hair all the way to the ends. I suggest keeping the oil treatment in for a minimum of 1 hour, but overnight is best for maximum hydration. Shampoo as many times as you need (2-3 to remove all oil) concentrating on the scalp, then follow through with conditioner. The oils help to seal in moisture and keeps hair smooth and shiny.
NEW MOON IN LEO-SELF CARE RITUALS FOR NOURISHING OUR MANES August 11
For the month of August, I am sharing a few rituals along with guidance to help you supercharge your life with the new energy of Leo! The Sign of Leo is depicted as a Lion. Leo is ruled by the Sun and fire... How fitting for the hottest month of the year!
Fire signs are often identified by their strength, creativity, confidence, and fun-loving spirits. LEO is often symbolized by the Crown, representing royalty. This month is a powerful window in time to spend time balancing our “crowns” through caring for our manes. The Sun represents the Self- both the ego self and our highest Self. One of the ways I like to balance the crown is to sit out in the sun to soak it up through the center of the head. For me, it immediately begins the work. A balanced crown is a balanced connection to self, spirit and the world around you.
Leo rules the Heart. We are welcoming this month's New Moon with a partial solar eclipse. Eclipses bring things up to the surface for us to evaluate, examine and truly release. Similar to the New Moon, the eclipse helps to push forward new ideas and shifts, releasing and ending, to make way for new beginnings, new directions and openings (Opening of the Heart!)
One of the biggest themes for Leo is forgiveness, and this month we have the opportunity to heal through forgiveness. This type of healing allows for us to open the heart to a deeper connection to Love. Love is the most powerful energy that we have! And this month we are connected to the ability to really tap into that heart space and utilize it to our advantage! Love helps us to heal our relationships as we use it to heal ourselves.
Whether or not we have Leo in our chart, we are all living on Earth and are directly effected by the cycles of the moon. On each new moon, we have a new energy to work with and through.
So, this month:
What ways can we connect to our own sovereignty?
What ways can we step into our power?
How can we use this sun energy to create more energy and expand?
How can we use the symbol of fire to take action towards the visions we are wanting to release into the world?
How can we step into leadership and share our gifts?
How can we Forgive more and Open our hearts more?
Ultimately- How can we love more? Ourselves, and others?
As always, I really encourage setting an intention before dropping into the Rituals I offer. This is an opportunity for you to call in whatever you're manifesting for this moon phase, along side some deep nourishing with our Leo manes! Please ponder these questions while you sprinkle these Rituals into the next 30 days of this lunar cycle...
The extreme temperatures can wreak havoc on our sensitive strands.
Heat from the sun, salt from the ocean, chlorine from pools, all pull moisture from the hair, making it brittle, and leading to damage. Here are a few powerful, yet simple, self-care rituals that can help keep hair moisturized and nourished during this fiery month!
The Magic of Moisturizing Products
Moisturizing Shampoos and Conditioners help replace lost moisture. Using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner with moisturizing oils like coconut, shea, jojoba, and argan adds hydration to those moisture starved strands. I always encourage my clients to find products without the added sulphates and parabens, as these toxic ingredients tend to strip the hair of its natural oils. Adding nutrient rich, hydrating ingredients for an extra dose moisture is necessary to replenish and seal the ends, protecting the hair from extreme external elements.
- Taking oils internally is equally as important as using them topically. I encourage including Fish Oil, Omega 3's, coconut oil, and avocado in your daily regiment as often as possible. Omega 3's help to keep hair strong, its anti-inflammatory properties help prevent hair loss and alleviate dry, itchy scalp. Your hair needs these natural oils to produce shine from the inside out.
I love the Cap Beauty Coconut Butter. I add it to my coffee, smoothies, or take it by the spoon full daily.
Brushing pulls the hair’s natural oils from the scalp down into the hair, acting as a natural moisturizer. Natural bristle brushes- preferably a Mason Pearson or similar type of natural or boar bristle brush- are gentler and less damaging than metal and synthetic versions. Using a brush in your hair-care rituals is a powerful way to clear the old (build up from summer) to make way for the new- Hair! Brushing encourages circulation in the scalp which is a sweet way to keep your mane nourished, free, and flowing!
I recommend the Free Your Hair Classic Brush
Replenish Moisture in Those Starved Strands & Scalp
Using nutrient rich products with protective oils re-hydrates the scalp as well as the ends of the hair. This is one of the absolute best ways to heal and protect the hair. Using a super-moisturizing hair Treatment can help replenish dry and frizzy locks. I suggest choosing an oil that is suitable for your hair, and massage it into the scalp. Once you've treated yourself to a head massage, pull the oil through the hair all the way to the ends. I like keeping it on overnight and washing it out in the morning for maximum hydration. The oils lock in moisture and keep the hair smooth and shiny. Topical hydration is important to maintain the shine. For scalp imbalances, oils like coconut and Jojoba are really nourishing. I always suggest coating the scalp and hair with Coconut or Jojoba oil while at the beach, pool, river or just some fun in the sun-as these oils contain natural SPF and protect the scalp and hair from UV rays.
One last thing!
As I was sitting down to write these thoughts, I was drawn to pull a card from my sacred geometry deck and to ask for a guide to help us all navigate this new moon phase.
Out of all of the cards, I pulled the Archangel Jeremiel Card.
If you want to work with a specific guide this month- I recommend looking him up to learn more!
He is the angel of divine mercy, forgiveness and love. How appropriate for this Leo energy!
He is here to guide us in acting in loving ways, with ourselves and all others.
“He is the Angel who allows us to look back over our life and gain clarity on where we are today. He is a miracle worker and he helps us to bring the flame of forgiveness into our hearts so that we can move forwards in a more fearless and powerful way. You can evoke his presence by visualizing his bright yellow, orange and gold aura surrounding you.”*” -~ By Kyle Gray
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NEW MOON IN CANCER- LUNAR HAIR CARE July 12
For the month of July, I am sharing a ritual and guidance to help you supercharge your life with the energy of Cancer in this New Moon.
In a world where “being the Light” is considered the new “cool”, we often neglect our other important half, the darkness. It is in all of us, even the lightest of beings, as a reminder that we are human and we all have a shadow.
So why do we often choose to neglect those parts that tend to be “darker”?
Are you aware that the darker versions of Self are necessary in order to help us seek and reveal the Light within? Our Shadow side is the one we tend to hide from the world and choose not reveal, confront or face.
In astrology, it is our “moon”- the inner self- which we tend to hide. Our Moon is a reflection of the ebb and flow of our emotions. We spend so much of our time living our fast paced lives in our external world, yet we do not understand the importance of slowing down and taking the time to go within to experience our true self.
The true work of the Shaman is to stand in the depths of the unknown and face our darkest shadow instead of masking it with our new found trend of “the Light”. The energy of Cancer assists us in facing our fears and digging deep into the core of our inner work.
Whether or not you are an astrological devotee, there are endless reasons why cutting your hair in accordance with the phases of the moon can influence the health of your mane! What is it that you are manifesting at this particular point in time?
Syncing up with the moon connects us to the natural rhythm and flow of the universe. Cutting our hair is a powerful way to manifest and harvest fresh, new ideas. Similar to the planting time, the new moon is a powerful time to plant new seeds of intention.
Cutting our hair during the new moon aids in hair growth, strength, thickening and overall health.
The Moon helps to reveal the multiples sides of our psyches that we all try to hide (Hello Shadow). As an example, those born under the sign of Cancer tend to wear masks to hide from the fear of rejection or fear of being emotionally wounded.
What masks do you wear that could be keeping you limited from making your manifestations your reality?
What would it feel like to allow yourself to be fully revealed, both dark and light?
What would it feel like to be open and free from self limiting thought patterns that are not actually real?
The primary intention for cutting your hair during a New Moon Rituals is to remind you to plant new seeds for the future (A NEW YOU).
For the July New Moon Ritual, I encourage you to get a Haircut! It doesn't have to be a full on cut, but I do encourage at least a trim. I understand the resistance- I have several clients who cherish their long locks and want to grow their hair as long as possible, however, I recommend a minimal trim to keep the ends healthy and to prevent splitting.
At the end of the cut, collect the trimmings from the floor and package them to go home with you. If not all of the trimmings, at least a few pieces. Yes, this may seem a bit strange, but tell your stylist you are collecting for a New Moon ritual. Hopefully, they will understand or at least, become intrigued ; )
If you do not need a haircut or trim or are unable to do either at this moment in time, try to collect a tiny piece of your own hair by pulling a strand of hair from the back or nape of the neck, then cut away a tiny part of the end of the strand of hair and save for the ceremony. In all cases; a cut, trim or piece of hair, you will make this an offering to the Earth.
Bury your hair offering along with your Cancer New Moon Manifestations and as you do this ceremony, remember you are planting the seeds of intention for the new part of you that is waiting to emerge to the surface!
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