Archive for September, 2013


DesertStar Seasonal & Monthly features

DesertStar Seasonal & Monthly features


9.5.13 — New Moon Cosmic Oracle

DesertStar New Moon Cosmic Oracle

— 9.5.13 —





 Lovers & Partners Heroine

Myths of heroines tell stories of relationships with siblings, partners, friends, and companions. An essential aspect of the feminine seeks union between the opposites and finds solace and completion in the mirror of the other. The heroine’s story reveals the archetypal narrative of finding the self through the intricate web of relating.



This card predicts a homecoming, it indicates that your faithfulness and devotion will be rewarded through reclaiming your sense of belonging,stability, and routine.

Feminine Wisdom

Faithfulness to loved ones allows everyday tasks to have meaning and purpose.

New Moon in Virgo


Virgo New Moon is here bringing into alignment and integration all we have been learning and growing into. We have been going through some deep shifts as we birth our new selves into being, shedding our skins in favor of more authentic forms.

Look beneath your feet’ the Moon reminds us now. ‘Mother earth supports you right here in this place, not over there on an illusory horizon line which forever recedes as you approach. Your roots are fed here in the present moment, not over there where you believe you should be.

 One returns to the roots in order to produce the flowering of personality, if this flower is to bring forth a living seed.

 It’s time to integrate everything we’ve learned about ourselves this year. This Virgo New Moon opens us to planting the seed of our wholeness, both the ‘perfected’ parts that Virgo strives for and the wounded parts we are healing.

 We get a truer picture of ourselves as we heal the old wounds

 How can we change the world unless we know ourselves?  How can we bring to birth our purpose if we do not know what we are capable of?  Virgo helps you with this part of life. This New Moon is useful for strengthening your Self-esteem, Self-worth and Self-respect. When you do what is right for you, it is right for everyone else. When you are not doing what is right for you, it is not right for others either.

 It’s time to integrate everything we’ve learned about ourselves this year. What is your new Creation?  What have you apprenticed yourself to this year?  We have been in a long and hard labor.

 The Virgo New Moon is a brilliant time to do your house cleaning in mind, body and spirit. Get organized. Set your intention for what you want to create this fall. Use the Virgo New Moon to ground, balance and support yourself. Use this New Moon to increase your health, well-being and vitality. You can strengthen your financial foundation. At the New Moon, set your intention for a financial increase this fall doing work you enjoy.

 What no longer serves our soul’s evolution is to be discarded. You are encouraged to cleanse your body, mind, heart and soul. Embody more of who you truly are a beautiful Soul of Light.

 Your perfection lies within your imperfection The seed is within itself.

 Virgo stands for the ‘womb of time’ – Through conflict, pain and struggle you are to give birth to your authentic Self. Virgo rules the sixth house in astrology. Virgo and your sixth house rule your service to the planet. How you have come to serve life. Every human being has a dharma. This is your personal path of service. This Virgo New Moon calls us to service—we are here on Earth at this time in history to be agents of change and growth.  Discard what no longer serves your life.  Re-balance yourself.  Know yourself.

 Virgo is Gaia. Gaia is our Mother, our Mother Earth. Virgo is the cosmic womb where we live, work and play. We are the sons and daughters of Gaia. We are to live as one in harmony with all life.

All Are One is September’s message

 Virgo New Moon Apothecary Suggestions

 Gemstones, Essential Oils & Flower Essences

 Virgo rules the small intestines and digestive system. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body around the time of this New Moon.


 Virgo New Moon Gemstones

Pearl, Moonstone, Tektite, Pink Jasper, Sapphire, Rhodochrosite

 Melissa (lemon balm) Essential Oil

Melissa essential oil is a fragrant way to relax and dispel anxiety. Use some in a bath or unscented body lotion. Make a melissa-scented calming room spray by adding a few drops to a mister bottle filled with water. Melissa also has mind-focusing qualities, which can be very helpful during this time. Its calming may also relieve the stress and tension that could otherwise show up and be felt in the Virgo-ruled digestive system. Check the labels carefully and buy a high quality product as less expensive melissa oils are sometimes adulterated with citronella or lemongrass.

 Beech Flower Essence

When Virgo energy is strong so may also be a sense of criticality. We strive for perfection, holding ourselves to task for the smallest of things. Judgment of others may also be heightened as we could find ourselves captivated in a sense of intolerance of what we perceive to be others’ shortcomings (perhaps even projecting out our frustrations with ourselves onto others). If you are looking for an elixir to help inspire within you more warmth and acceptance, expanding the space of tolerance and an ability to see the good within yourself/others and a variety of situations, consider Beech flower essence. Beech also connects with heightened Virgo energy another way, as it’s a remedy that is considered to inspire better digestion—physically and emotionally. (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.)


 [New Moon in Virgo Information]

Cathy Pagano, Kelly Rosano, Sarah Varcas, Planetary Apothecary,

 [oracle card deck]

Ancient Feminine Wisdom of Goddesses and Heroines


Hunterdon County Developmental Center 4th Annual Health Fair — featuring DesertStar Healing

Hunterdon County Developmental Center 4th Annual Health Fair — featuring DesertStar Healing

September 2013 ~ GemStone: Bloodstone


Heliotrope  ~ “Sun Turner”

Color: Red-green

Appearance: Opaque chalcedony; dark green with red spots and blotches

Source: Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Russia, India, United States


Metaphysical Healing Properties of Bloodstone

Keywords: Strength, Courage, Purification, Vitality

Bloodstone is also known as Heliotrope, from the Greek meaning ‘sun turner’, although the derivation of this name is not known. In the Middle Ages, the red spots in Bloodstone were thought to be spots of Christ’s blood, and special magical powers were attributed to the stones.

Bloodstone is a great purifier, a healing tool for dispelling negative influences from the auric field and bringing one’s subtle energies into wholeness and balance. When this is done for the invisible self, the benefits for the physical self will follow.

Bloodstone grounds one fully in the body and with the grounding comes the enhancement of one’s capacity to function with strength, determination and courage through the whole range of challenges inherent in earthly life. Just as Bloodstone increases vitality, it also assists one in facing the realities of physical mortality and death. It is a good talisman for those who are ill, even if curing the illness is not possible, because of its power to let one look unflinchingly at the truth, whatever it is, and to move forward in the most appropriate ways.

Bloodstone is a stone of noble sacrifice, and it is perhaps more than coincidence that the red spots were once said to be drops of Christ’s blood. For those called to give of themselves for the good of the community, Bloodstone can offer courage and solace. It has a way of eliciting the highest, most altruistic character traits in whoever carries or uses it. At its most effective, it stimulates the urge toward Christ consciousness within the self. From this vibration, it can assist one in comprehending and appreciating this consciousness and in aspiring to feed its flame within the heart.

Bloodstone strengthens the Root Chakra, source of our physical energies, and it helps one dispel sluggishness in that area. Working with Bloodstone-wearing or carrying the stone-one may find an increase in one’s zest for living and in one’s endurance in physical activity. It is helpful for everyone from athletes to invalids because of its steady vibration of purification and well being.

GemStone Healing Combinations

Bloodstone works well in harmony with Cuprite, Smokey Quartz, Zincite, Black Tourmaline, Jet, and Obsidian. The black stones enhance the purification aspect of Bloodstone, and the others work primarily to energize the lower Chakras. For connection with the vibrations of Christ consciousness, one may wish to combine Bloodstone with Imperial Topaz, the truest stone of the Pink/Gold Ray. When Bloodstone is combined with Moldavite, its effects are accelerated and there is a strong force towards transformation of one’s life into alignment with one’s dharmaone’s highest path.

Healing Properties of Bloodstone

The energy of Bloodstone offers support and courage during times of adversity. It lends strength to the physical body and can help one maintain stamina during extreme difficulty. It also provides emotional support by helping one find the courage to follow one’s heart and take action based upon what one knows in one’s heart to be true. Bloodstone assists one in perceiving the correct course of action and can help one remain true to one’s path when faced with discouragement or resistance. It is often viewed as the stone of the ‘spiritual warrior.’ Its combination of Quartz and Red Jasper energies makes it ideal for those who feel abandoned by others, due to their pursuit of their spiritual path. It is excellent for those who are afraid of making decisions or who feel they need extra support in persevering with difficult actions.


Bloodstone instills courage and assists one in taking the right action. It can help one fulfill one’s commitments in the face of obstacles. It is excellent for those undergoing tremendous change in their lives due to Spiritual Awakening. It can help one to maintain faith in and trust the Divine and overcome loneliness and find one’s inner strength.


Bloodstone can keep one from becoming discouraged when one meets obstacles on one’s path. It can assist one in feeling capable and self-sufficient. It strengthens one’s sense of connection to the Divine, revealing feelings of isolation or loneliness as illusion.


As one would suspect from its name, Bloodstone is useful for all types of blood ailments. It works at the source of the blood, within the bone marrow. It can assist in strengthening and fortifying the blood and overcoming blood weaknesses such as anemia. It is stimulating to the liver and the endocrine system. It is also useful in balancing female hormonal imbalances and helpful to stabilize the hormones throughout menopause.


I am at home and alive in my physical body, which vibrates at its optimal level of strength, vitality, and purity, and I act for the highest good of all.


1st Chakra Root Chakra




Halting bleeding, healing, victory, courage, legal matters, wealth, strength, power, business, invisibility, agriculture


Aries, Pisces, Libra





Vibrates to the Number





[GemStone Information]

The Book of Stones; Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian,

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