<![CDATA[             Moon Age Gazette - Gazette Archives]]>Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:03:48 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Peace, Love & Harmony]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:49:27 GMThttp://moonagegazette.com/1/post/2017/06/peace-love-harmony.html Merry Meet Moon-Agers!

Unless you live in a cave, I am sure you have been sensing the tensions
all around the globe, and perhaps even been directly victimized.
Terrorism, hateful arguments, tragedies, injustice and frightening
statistics on just about everything affecting our lives are overwhelming
to us. Many of us feel so powerless to help and it is very easy to be
discouraged.

My message to you today is something that I have learned though my
metaphysical studies and personal experience. Attitude, "vibes" and unseen
energies really DO affect things. Negative energies can be conveyed in an evil
look, a demeaning word choice or a bubbling inner tension leading to a
violent lashing out...and it seems to catch on like wildfire between
people very quickly.



To defend against it, the most important thing is to not let these dark
chaotic energies get into your being. When confronted with these negative
vibes I have always found it better to put up a shield of wisdom and
declare "the hate stops here". Protect your body, your loved ones and most
of all your soul from it's poison...even while denouncing and physically
defending against hatred and violence to contain it, take care to never
let it consume you or distort your own inner beauty.

Our higher selves are wiser than both our reason and our emotions, they
are a link to the true treasures of life. If you have ever felt the
harmony when positive and unique souls celebrate, create and even grieve
together, you understand what I mean. No one can force peace, as much as
we would all like to, but I see hope whenever someone puts up a shield of
love and courage and declares "the hate stops here".

I am happy to share with you so many items in the Moon Age Gazette store
that can help you to create positive vibes of beauty and comfort in your
heart and in your realm. Peace spells, chakra balancing crystals, angel
charms, meditation candles, CDs, incense, inspirational books and so much
more to lift your spirit! Everything storewide is 10% off until July 31st
and get a free "Peace - let it begin with me" bumper sticker with every
order.

Wishing you much peace and harmony!

Blessed Be,
Kari


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<![CDATA[Exploring the Feary Realm on Beltane]]>Tue, 10 May 2016 21:33:41 GMThttp://moonagegazette.com/1/post/2016/05/exploring-the-feary-realm-on-beltane.htmlAll the names I know from nurse:
Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse,
Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.

Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,
Tiny trees for tiny dames—
These must all be fairy names!

excerpt from THE FLOWERS by Robert Louis Stevenson  

Beltane, is an annual celebration which marks the day between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. In the wheel of the year. Beltane is opposite from Samhain (Halloween) in the wheel of the year. In Celtic lore both of these times of year are when the veils between the spirit and earthly dimensions are the thinnest. In Autumn we can more easily commune with the spirits of the dead and in the spring, with the living beings who inhabit these realms.

These beings are known primarily as the Shee, Fae, faery and fairy folk. Irish, Scottish, English and Welsh traditions are rich in the legends and descriptions of the faeries. Some are tall and human like, some very small, some helpful, some sinister. They can appear to us in various forms and are occasionally seen, heard or sensed. And sometimes they have been thought to interact with humans in incredible ways. It has been proposed that modern day alien encounters and abductions are one and same with what were fairy encounters in historical times. The Djinn (genies) in Arabic legends are said to be types of faeries, and also leprechauns, mermaids, banshees, certain angeles, and even some pagan gods and godesses. 

It had been rumored that fairies could abduct healthy babies and leave old sickly fairy changelings in their place. This is likely just an early explanation for many infant illnesses that were not understood during past centuries, and it led to incidents of frightening behavior of people harming their babies. And tales like this make believing in the fae sound like a crazy thing to do. But just because certain superstitions about faeries can be disproved with rational science, should we throw the baby out with the changelings... so to speak? It has also been proposed that notable phenomenon in quantum physics such as quarks are a modern day experience with the faeries. So it seems that science could actually aid us to understanding better what faeries are and what they are not. 

Children often report seeing faeries playing in gardens and woodlands. In the documentary The Fairy Faith, UK harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry tells of seeing them often as a child and then not so much as she grew into adulthood. Actually until yesterday, I would have said that if I had any experiences with them at all it was while I was very young. I played out in the our backyard garden a lot as a child, and I could spend hours with my mini tea sets and other fanciful games near an unusual tree stump that had grown up tall on two sides creating a very pretty place for me to play. I remember lively positive energies surrounding that place in nature and inspiring me to create imaginative worlds of my own. So if I had any encounters with fairies it would have certainly been there. Throughout my life I have always  gravitated to special nature places near where I lived, a place to sit and commune with the trees and the earth energy - could these be faery places too?  

For it is said that one can "see" them with the heart and they are often found at "in between" places in nature and also at "in between" times such as dusk and dawn.  Also that they play enchanting music, love mischief and frivolity. But NEVER NEVER disrespect them or their homes or they will turn their mischief into malevolence against you.  Many a tree in Ireland still will not be cut down if it has legend as a fairy dwelling for fear of retribution from the angry fae, even when the local people claim that they don't believe in them any more. Many agree that it is just best to be on the safe side. And for that, the nature lover in me appreciates the faeries very much.

So as dusk rolled in yesterday, I was watching the video The Fairy Faith (see below) about such a tree. And I must admit I was spooked by the thought of vengeful shapeshifting faeries. My mind started to wander to my own city of Los Angeles where millions of natural faery type dwellings have been destroyed. Surely we have offended them to the point that they would never exist in LA any longer. 

Or maybe not? As I looked toward the kitchen where my cat was, and about 5 feet from me directly under a door arch I clearly saw something about the size of a large butterfly appear to leap from the side of the door arch to the floor in the center and then disappear into the shadows. It was no trick of my eye or the light, I was staring squarely at it for a brief moment. And it was also no insect or small creature that my cat felt like chasing because she would have noticed. It was a brown grey shaded thing and I then remembered the a kind of fairy called Brownies which are said to be house fairies, and helpful ones. Could this be *my* glimmer of proof, gifted to me by the otherwise unseen fairies because I had finally started to be awakened to their presence? 

I think that tonight I will take this advice of Laura Daligan who has a beautiful and informative series of videos about the faery folk (see below). I will set up a small area of my home to invite them in and leave small libations for them to enjoy. She says that they enjoy mead which I do not have. But, I do have some absinthe I can offer. If I hear bells and music as dawn rolls in, I will know that it is the brownie and the green fairy celebrating!

In honor of our enchanting kindred, I have put all of the Faery/Fairy items at the Moon Age Gazette Store 30% off for the entire month of May. We have beautiful faery jewelry, elemental statues, tarot card decks, music CDs, books, candles and more all inspired by the magical faery realm. Bells and wind chimes are on sale too. It is told that fairies like small bells with light sounds, so if you want to attract them put those in your garden. And if you wish to rid your space of any of the sinister sorts of fae, large metal bells particularly iron should help to chase them away. 

I wish you all a faery;) enchanting Beltane and spring! 
Kari

Faery links:

The Fairy Faith - (In Search of Fairies - Documentary) - YouTube

Laura Daligan - Faerie Magic - YouTube

fff to 4:15 ..see Faery shoe found in 1834
Legend of the Isles - Fairies and Leprechauns 2 of 3 - YouTube

Gateways to Faeries - Documentary - YouTube

Irish Fairy Beliefs: Interview with Folklorist Dr. Jenny Butler - YouTube

Fun!
How to Act Like a Fairy (with Pictures) - wikiHow
QUIZ: What Type Of Fairy Are you? | Soul and Spirit



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<![CDATA[New Moon Abundance Checks]]>Thu, 25 Feb 2016 01:01:35 GMThttp://moonagegazette.com/1/post/2016/02/new-moon-abundance-checks.htmlHello Friends,

This month I will be working with the new moon energies to gain more abundance in my life - and you can too! I have done the practice of writing "checks" to myself in times of need and have had very positive results from the universe somehow magically paying up the desired amount within the allotted time frame. But I have not yet used the new moon to assist. So this month, I will be doing just that and letting you know the results.

Because the moon at this time is hidden and full of potential, it is an ideal time to begin planting the seeds of anything that one wishes to grow. As the moon "grows" towards full it will be assisting your project to grow as well. In gardening the lunar gravity at the new moon causes water to rise to the surface to moisten seeds and the steadily increased moonlight assists with new leaf growth. So for magical spells, we can also use this natural cycle to add a collective nurturing energy towards manifesting our desires.

The spell is quite simple. it is to be done within 24 hours after the new moon. Take a blank check of your own, or a specially designed universe check and write an amount to yourself, signing it from "The Abundant Universe". Adding notes or symbols will make it more personally powerful for you as well. You can use a specific dollar amount and date for the intention or simply "paid in full" with no date, for general prosperity.  As added intent for my gain to be acquired from positive means only, I am also writing "harm none" in the note of the check.

I have printed out these beautifully designed checks from Mykitchenwand.com to use (check out the crafty kitchen wands while you are there too)
http://mykitchenwand.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/2015-Abundance-Cheques.pdf

My check is going to be very specific. I will let you know how it turns out!

Love & Luck,
Kari
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<![CDATA[New Year's Blooms]]>Sat, 02 Jan 2016 02:33:14 GMThttp://moonagegazette.com/1/post/2016/01/new-years-blooms.htmlIt's a New Year! A time when many of us review our lives and make resolutions for personal growth. Flower Essences are wonderful, inexpensive & transformative tools which can add gentle support in your personal evolution. Flower essences are botanical tinctures which are made by solarizing the blooms in spring water. They were used in several ancient cultures and revived and refined in modern times by London physician Edward Bach. It has long been a tradition of shamans, healers and root workers to spend time and get to know the plants that they use and prescribe for others. 

Not only the physical properties of the plant are important, but also by getting to know the more subtle "personalities" of each though sitting with them and listening to them in dreams, one can form a relationship. After all, they are living beings and each have their own intrinsic natures. They are sensitive to their environment and anyone who has ever seen a pine grow outward towards the sun or a Venus flytrap capture its prey knows that as much as we chop and chew plants as though they do not have feelings - that they do sense subtle energies and perhaps in unique ways we do not yet fully understand. How heartwarming it is to get a bouquet of flowers as a gift! Not only as a romantic token, but it is a living armful of beauty and potential. When flowers and plants are nearby it feels as though they are nurturing us, as silent shamans connecting us to the powers of sunlight and earth. And to strengths within ourselves.

It is in this spirit that the flower essences hold their magic. They like us, are adapting and surviving on this Earth each in their own ways. Bach and others who cultivate this modality have gotten to understand each flower and it’s subtle character as how it relates to our emotional experiences. So I find that when taking them, it’s as though I am adding the flower’s collective unconscious of betterment and survival to that of my own. It becomes as if I am walking through the same rough challenges in life only with a guide. As a skeptic, one might not feel certain at first that guide is really there. However, once you’ve experienced new ideas pop into your mind and uncharacteristic shifts in your emotions that seem at once so entirely natural to you, yet in the manner in which you were so longing and aspiring towards, it is an incredible new feeling that you cannot ignore.

New Year’s resolutions tend to be BIG ones, things we feel stuck on that we know are key to our betterment. The great thing about flower essences is that they work best on those main themes for our soul, the things we just can’t ignore at this point because somewhere in us we know that we must work though these challenges in order to grow on our path. So no matter what your resolution is, look deep into it to discover how flowers can assist you.

Some of the most common resolutions are fitness goals; losing weight, adherence to a schedule at the gym, starting a new diet.  And there are many coaches and doctors that can help you reach these goals on a physical level. But your body won’t do any of these things without you changing your habits. And there are many ways that flowers can make the process feel more easy and natural for you.

Perhaps you feel disconnected from your body which makes it easy to over eat, try Rosemary.

Sluggish feeling?  Peppermint would be a good remedy for you.

Feeling tired or burned out with little energy to get to the gym?  Olive can help. 
 
If you rarely have time to care for yourself because you are so busy caring for others,  Oak and Elm will encourage you to you feel better about caring for your own needs.

Do you lack support in social situations? Consider Cerato to help boost your inner confidence so you feel great about staying on your diet of choice when everyone is indulging.

And if you have troubles sleeping or relaxing due to anxiety, Mimulus is just one remedy that can support your overall heath.

There are several handy guides to assist you when picking your remedy or remedy combination such as this one from The Flower Essence Society.  I encourage you to take enough time with your selection so that you understand the relationship between the flower and yourself. Explore the options in the guides and then look at pictures of the flowers, know where they grow and what about their character is important. Feel that you resonate well with your choice. These remedies are not quick fix drops, you are actually inviting that plant to spend time with you and create a beautiful world through you.

Best wishes in your journeys with your flower guides. And let us know the details of your journey in the comments below.  And enjoy a very happy & healthy New Year!

Love & Luck,
Kari 
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<![CDATA[Tweaking Your Success With The Law Of Attraction]]>Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:21:42 GMThttp://moonagegazette.com/1/post/2015/12/tweaking-your-success-withthe-law-of-attraction.htmlI was first introduced to the general concept of the Law Of Attraction as a youngster while frequenting local metaphysical and occult book stores. As a pre-teen in the late 70s it was a wonderful time to explore my innate curiosities with the these subjects. Astrology and pyramid power were the rage in pop culture and I was lucky enough to have a few small shops to explore in my hometown as well as a tiny section at the local library containing one of my all time favorites The Cheiro Book of Fate and Fortune.

My curiosity led me to purchasing some of the smaller paperbacks, as they were inexpensive and contained concise information on targeted subjects. One day a palm size book called "Thoughts Are Things" caught my eye. What an interesting concept! The book went on to explain how thoughts were not just random floating intangibles, but tangible things that could affect other things on a physical level. The book, which I highly recommend reading, completely convinced me. That knowledge has stayed with me through the years affirmed by other concepts and life experiences. Another great little primer I found is "The 7 Day Mental Diet" which challenges the reader to "brush negative thoughts from your mind as you would a hot coal from your sleeve" for 7 days. Once an idea is practiced, that is when the real knowledge of it begins. And this is excellent practice to a positive mindset. 

Visualization, Serendipity, Sympathetic ResonanceThe Butterfly Effect and The Vacuum Principal all are elements of what has become known as the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction is actually a conglomerate of several laws/phenomenon! When people feel that the Law of Attraction is inconsistent, I believe this to be why.  It's like choreographing a dance, adding spices to a recipe, gardening or mixing music. We need to approach our manifesting as an art.

Some manifesting might require more serendipity, more chance - so then increasing your odds and opportunity will matter most. Perhaps you have everything going for you, luck, opportunity, resonance...but it's still not working because there is not enough room in your life for the desired success - then you will need to focus on creating a void. Not so good at visualizing, even though you are very positive? If you incorporate visualization exercises into your day, it will improve the quality of what you attract and how quickly you attract it. 

By tweaking the knobs on your "manifestation mixer" you can approach it with more skill and agility. Each individual brings their own unique subconscious makeup and patterns of action which customize it as well. So all of the paths and plans might work for some of the people, some of the time. But, with enough tests and tweaks you will eventually get quite adept at working your own personal manifestation mixing board! And that is the only one that you need for success. Like any skill, once you train yourself to respond to subtle changes and know your tools inside and out, it will become quite fun for you and look like magic to others!
 
Manifestation Mixer Exercise   
Write your goal at the top of a piece of  paper. Draw 8 columns like a mixing board or if you prefer color them differently like chakras or any such system that you can relate to best. 
Label them; Visualization, Serendipity, Sympathetic Resonance, The Butterfly Effect and The Vacuum Principal
Rate 1-10 on how much this is a factor to your desire. And then ask yourself if you are adding enough of it to your recipe. If your goal is a new car, you will get it much faster if you not only visualize driving it in detail, but have also planned the registration, parking etc. that you will need for it. But likewise, if you have a huge void created but no idea of any vehicle or cannot imagine yourself  enjoying driving it, you will be just a far off from using the Law Of Attraction in your favor. 

The more you recognize these details you will automatically balance them intuitively as you would seasoning your favorite dish. Before you know it you'll be a manifestation pro with your own "secret" recipe!

Love and Luck, 
Kari 
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