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8.6.13 — New Moon Cosmic Oracle

DesertStar New Moon Cosmic Oracle

— 8.6.13 —




One of the Olympian Goddesses, and the Goddess of the Wild, personifies the beauty of Nature, whether that is the purity of the land, the stillness of the forests, or the tranquility of mountain lakes. Artemis is both the huntress and the wild animal. Her closest bond, besides her brother, is with the Animal Kingdom. Though Artemis is a fierce “lion among women,” she also oversees childbirth and offers protection to women in transition. Artemis was especially protective of adolescence,encouraging young boys and girls to roam free and explore the delights of nature. Artemis serves as the midwife for your next stage of life. She encourages you to be in touch with your instinctual nature and your true feelings. The Goddess also invites you into her domain to spend some time in nature or with animals.

Feminine Wisdom

Artemis is the instinct to roam freely in nature and to express the untamed aspects of the self. She is inherent in every transitional stage, especially in the pre-pubescent years.

New Moon in Leo


This is the first in a sequence of New Moons that fall in the same sign as the following Full Moon, This reverses many months of the New Moon falling in the sign preceding the Sun of the following Full Moon. In other words, this New Moon in Leo also has a Full Moon in Leo and Aquarius.

This is really interesting New Moon,as it forms quite an easy aspect with Uranus,and a challenging aspect with Saturn and the True Node in Scorpio.The New Moon is a time for new beginnings and planting the seeds of whatever you would like to see manifest in your world. Enter Uranus,which is also retrograde, just to add a bit of flavor to the mix. Uranus is bold and daring,and will encourage you to step out of dull and dreary situations,to embrace the new and open yourself up to the endless possibilities that life has to offer. The retrograde phase of Uranus will put you in touch with disconnected parts of yourself,and actually give you the courage to start navigating uncharted territory and bring through your dreams to make them a reality. Saturn meanwhile likes to hold onto structure and familiarity, and will sometimes favour stagnation over stepping into the unknown. The Nodal square to the Moon,says that something will need to be let go of before we start seeing our passions and desires manifest in the external world. Our shadow,our saboteur,and our core beliefs will all need to be examined,to see how much they are actually stopping us from achieving the life that we desire to have.

Leo is all about courage,and the strong aspect to Uranus in Aries will only exacerbate this energy.

This is a time of daring to dream creative,be bold and be proud! No one ever succeeded without taking a risk,and the promise of shining your light brightly is worth the risk of leaving behind structures that just aren’t doing anything for you.

Make a list of all of your talents,recognize your achievements,and believe in yourself,and watch as the doorways of opportunity fly open for you.


Leo New Moon Apothecary Suggestions

GemStones, Essential Oils & Flower Essences

 Leo rules the heart, spine, and hair. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body around the time of this New Moon.

Leo New Moon GemStones

Pearl, Moonstone, Tektite, Peridot, Tourmaline, Carnelian, Sardonyx, Onyx, Golden Topaz

Lemon Essential Oil

Like Leo, the smell of lemon is bright and cheery. Its uplifting fragrance lightens the heart and it’s thought to be a great “blood movers”–enhancing slugging circulation and supporting capillary structure. Add to a few drops to almond oil for an uplifting massage or to shampoo to benefit form its scalp-cleansing and hair lustre-inspiring properties.

Borage Flower Essence

Leo energy inspires us to live through our heart, expressing warmth and love to those around us. Yet, sometimes being openhearted is challenging, notably when sadness and grief rest heavy in our heart. If you are feeling a bit disheartened or discouraged, consider trying Borage flower essence, an uplifting elixir that inspires a sense of buoyant courage and flowing heart energy.(Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)


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Ancient Feminine Wisdom of Goddesses and Heroines

August 2013 ~ GemStone: Jade


Pronunciation: \ˈjād\

 Color: White, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Black, Banded, Multicolored

 Appearance: Jade is best known as a green ornamental stone. Its color varies from light to dark green, but it may also be other colors such as white, gray, and purple. Jade is actually the gemstone name for two different mineral forms, Jadeite and Nephrite. These two minerals can be identical in appearance and are similar in their physical properties, and until modern times no distinction was made between the two different types of Jade. While Nephrite is generally only green, cream, or white, Jadeite colors can range through the color spectrum with more exotic colors.

 Transparency: Translucent to Opaque

 Source: The main deposits of Jadeite are in Mynamar (Burma); other deposits are in China (Tibet), Russia, Kazakhstan, Guatemala, and the U.S. (California). Nephrite Jade comes from China, Russia, Brazil, and the United States (Wyoming, Alaska, and California).

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Jade

 Keywords: Good luck stone, prosperity, deep wisdom, compassion, peace, balancing of male/female energies, courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony, longevity, fertility, serenity, wisdom, practicality, tranquility, balance, peace, harmony, moderation, perspective, equilibrium and stability, knowledge, compassion, wealth

The name Jade is derived from the Spanish phrase “Piedra de Ijada”, which means “Stone of the Hip”, as this stone was used as a metaphysical protection against kidney disease by the ancient societies. Jade or “yu” as it is called in China, in Chinese tradition, Jade symbolized the Five Virtues of Humanity: wisdom, compassion, justice, modesty and courage. Symbols of these virtues were often carved into Jade

 Jade is known as the “dream stone” and also as a “stone of fidelity”, bringing realization to one’s potential and devotion to one’s purpose. Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. It is used to release suppressed emotions via the dream process by placing a piece of Jade under your pillow prior to sleep. Revered by the Mayan and Chinese cultures, it facilitates peace within the physical, emotional and intellectual structures, as well as within the material world. A “sacred” protective stone, it facilitates harmony.  Jade is said to bless that which it touches.  It releases negative thoughts, soothing the mind.  Jade is said to balance male and female energies, and between partner and self.  Symbol of purity and serenity, it increases love.  Jade is said to provide confidence, attainment of self-assuredness, self-reliance and self-sufficiency. It is said to bring the user a long and fruitful life with a gentle transition from this body to the spiritual world.

Jade is a stone of the heart. As such it is related to the Heart Chakra and has a beneficial effect on all Heart Chakra related issues. So, of course, it can attract and enhance love of all kinds. It is also a stone of fidelity and generosity. It is also considered to be good for the physical heart and for emotional balance and stability. It is used in crystal healing for increasing self-reliance. Jade is also very helpful as a stone of abundance. Physically, jade is used to heal lung problems, kidney problems, immune system weakness, PTSD, and nervous system overwork. Jade is also energized by its color, and relates to those color energies as well.

 Jade is said to bless whatever it touches, serving mankind across the globe for nearly 6,000 years. Jade has been the most highly esteemed stone in China throughout recorded history, and was valued for its beauty and powers of healing and protection. It is cherished as a protective talisman, which keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony assuring long life and a peaceful death. It is considered a powerful healing stone.

 As a travel stone, Green Jade prevents illness while on holiday, is beneficial for those traveling alone, and protects children and pets from straying or being hurt while on a journey. Green Jade also fosters chi, or Life Force energies, and is excellent for hiking, gardening or relaxing out of doors. An amulet of good luck and friendship, Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility, dispelling the negative and encouraging one to see oneself as they really are. Jade pendants and necklaces protect against deception and authoritative abuse for financial or sexual gain. Jade signifies peace through strength, and is also helpful in homes or occupations that encounter bullying or intimidation from violent children or teens.

 It is believed to attract good luck and friendship. Green Jade is an abundance stone, representing the flow of Divine energy into the reality of one’s life. It brings harmony and happiness in business and family relationships, as well material abundance. It is a reminder to smell the flowers, touch the ones you love, and share your heart with others in affirmation of plenty.

 Placed on the forehead, it brings insightful dreams. It is the ultimate “Dream Stone,” revered in ancient cultures, as well as today, to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity, and dream-solve. Jade improves one’s remembering of dreams and releases suppressed emotions via the dream process.

 Jade releases negative thoughts, irritability and soothes the mind. It stabilizes the personality, integrating mind with body, to stimulate ideas and make tasks less complex so that they can be acted upon immediately. Jade is excellent for healing feelings of guilt, and for extreme cases of defeatism. It also treats “pathological normality,” an excessive desire to adapt oneself to a group, even if it is sect-like, exaggerated militarism, a follow-the-leader attitude, or the compulsive desire to give in to general opinion to belong no matter the cost.

 Jade is the stone of calm in the midst of storm. Its action balances nerves and soothes cardiac rhythm. A piece of Jade kept in a pocket or on a pendant to stroke from time to time recharges energy, and traditionally guards against illness. Jade may also be used to temper the shock or fear of the very young or very old being cared for in the hospital or away from home and family.

 Jade encourages you to become who you really are. Jade stabilizes the personality and integrates the mind with the body. It promotes self-sufficiency. Jade relinquishes self-imposed limitations and assists in cherishing one’s ideals and desires, facilitating the ambition and building of those thoughts into physical reality. Jade provides confidence and self-assuredness, self-reliance and self-sufficiency. As a professional support stone, Jade aids doctors, nurses, veterinarians, and all healers in making practical diagnosis and in their applications. It is a support stone for educators, and Jade, carved in the form of a faith symbol, is uplifting to military personnel. It assists in recognizing yourself as a spiritual being on a human journey and awakens hidden knowledge.

 Green Jade is a crystal of love. The heart chakra regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the heart chakra is out of balance you may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. You may well find yourself having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. Green Jade can be used to harmonize dysfunctional relationships and channel passion in constructive ways. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes. It is supportive of new love, and increases trustworthiness and fidelity. It also inspires love later in life.

 Green Jade is a “growth crystal” – a powerful conduit of the earth’s Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of nature’s constant renewal. It is a potent aid in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or a new business venture. Green Jade is perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and life on track. Lighter Green crystals promote spiritual growth and renewed commitment to a higher purpose. Those of a darker hue are talismans of physical growth and strength, and safety in travel.

 Jade supports development, strength and maturity. It enhances our receptiveness to new meanings and ideas, and lights the path to wisdom and understanding. It is a talisman of the search for knowledge and enlightenment. Jade in all forms has always represented nobility, not only of rank, but of ideals. The wearing of Jade assists in creating magic for the highest good and in protection from harmful or deceitful entities during spirit work. In lighter shades, Olive Jade provides the perseverance needed in our quest for understanding the natural universe, efforts that require deep concentration, determination, and endurance for mental challenges. In deeper tones, Olive Jade is a “Study Stone,” aiding us in the long quest for a higher state of understanding or awareness. It is excellent for achieving goals that need deep constancy and long-term purpose – not wild, exuberant growth, but the slow, steady development and deep caring of a life’s calling.


Jade treats the kidneys and supra-adrenal glands, removes toxins, rebinds cellular and skeletal systems, and heals stitches. It works on the hips and spleen. Jade balances the fluids within the body and the water–salt/acid–alkaline ratios.

 Jade is a powerful cleansing stone, enhancing the body’s filtration and elimination organs. It is excellent for treating the kidneys, spleen and supra-adrenal glands, removing toxins and balancing the fluids and water-salt/acid-alkaline ratios in the body. It is helpful to the bones and joints, especially the hips, and for treating bacterial and viral infections, cystitis and genito-urinary infections, and bedwetting.

 Jade has a restorative property, allowing for both the cellular and skeletal systems to re-bind themselves, and assists in the removal of pain associated with the body’s healing of itself. Jade also helps stitches to bind and heal properly, and has been used to diminish cramps and “Charlie horses.”

 Jade is thought to treat reproductive disorders, especially male, assisting in fertility and during childbirth. Jade may also be used to help teenage girls with anorexia, and for mothers who are afraid of not knowing how to parent their children.

Physical Healing Properties of Jade

 Heart. Hips. Kidneys. Spleen. Healthy hair, Thymus, Immune, Cleansing Blood, Nervous System.

 Red Jade is an active stone. Red Jade is used to defuse tense situations and release the energy.  Red Jade can be a very intense energy and over stimulate the wearer. This can lead to expressions of upset, anger or agitation. Red Jade can be used, carefully, to bring up those feelings so that one may deal with them in the open. 

 Orange Jade is similar Yellow Jade in that both convey the gift of inner peace, joy and happiness. They teach the interconnectedness of all life and all Beings. Orange Jade is used to assist the digestive organs of the body. Orange Jade boosts the wearer’s energy and provides protection.

 Yellow Jade is similar to Orange Jade in that both convey the gift of inner peace, joy and happiness. They teach the interconnectedness of all Life and all Beings.  Yellow Jade is used to assist digestive organs of the body.

 Green Jade is the most common color of Jade. It is thought to be calming to the nervous system. Green Jade is thought to represent life and growth and to assist one in finding their heart true desire. It is associated with the Heart Chakra and is thought to make it easier for the wearer to express love. Green Jade may produce dreams that are vivid and accurate.

 Blue Jade is a peaceful stone. It is associated with the Third Eye Chakra. It helpful in reaching a deeper level during meditation and relaxation exercises. It is a steady energy and is given to people who feel overwhelmed or under tremendous stress in their lives. Blue Jade helps to neutralize karmic influences and the emotional issues that are tied to them.

Lavender Jade is said to bring one in touch with their emotions, especially the softer side.  It is said to assist in honest communication and self- control. It is often given as a gift to someone who has been hurt or disappointed by love- to aid in recovering from any negative love situation. Lavender Jade assists with fresh ideas and creativity and is said to bring psychic understanding of one’s dreams.

 Black and Gray Jade are thought to be strong protection from negative energy and will give one the strength to fight. It is good for Grounding, as it is related to the Root or Base Chakra. These Jades are said to support a wise persons correct use of power.

 Brown Jade is said to be a stone connecting all of humanity to Mother Earth. Often given as a housewarming gift, or when changing jobs, because it is thought to aid in adjustments to any new environment and settling negative events in the home.

 White or Cream Jade is used to direct ones energy and assist in concentration, by filtering out unwanted distractions.  White and cream jade has long been used to boost energy and to ascertain what the highest outcome for a given situation will be.  In Crystal Healing, White Jade has been used for Attention Deficit Disorder and for other areas where focus and concentration is needed.


 4th Chakra Heart Chakra




Love, Healing, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Gardening, Prosperity, Money


 Aries, Gemini, Taurus, Libra, Pisces, Cancer


Mercury, Jupiter, Venus

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