The Blood Moon, April 4 2015

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Full moon, total lunar eclipse this weekend, also known as the blood moon. This is the third eclipse in an 18 month tetrad.

The process in the upcoming days is aligning us to find more harmony and balance in our lives. We are becoming more vibrationally tuned to the frequency that Earth is vibrating at, and many of us are being confronted with facing the darker aspects of ourselves. These are being pushed forward so that we may illuminate them.

As we work with the heightened energies of the blood moon you’ll begin to see the veils lift before you as the mists of time withdraw themselves. Stay grounded and relaxed over the next few days. Make a point to breathe, center and meditate as needed. There is a huge changeover taking place and its being instigated on the blood moon. This transition will guide you through a deeper process of reunion with Self.  The shift will bring about an intense clearing and purification. If it begins to feel intense, stay centered, trust and have faith. Things are being brought into balance to achieve a state of oneness. If you are called, remember to offer assistance to whomever needs it. You will be serving your and humanity’s highest good.

The Moon will be eclipsed completely for approxmately 5 minutes. From beginning to end, it will last for 3 hours and 29 mins.

Event UTC Time Time in San Francisco* Visible in San Francisco
Penumbral Eclipse begins Apr 4 at 9:01 AM Apr 4 at 2:01 AM Yes
Partial Eclipse begins Apr 4 at 10:15 AM Apr 4 at 3:15 AM Yes
Full Eclipse begins Apr 4 at 11:57 AM Apr 4 at 4:57 AM Yes
Maximum Eclipse Apr 4 at 12:00 Noon Apr 4 at 5:00 AM Yes
Full Eclipse ends Apr 4 at 12:02 PM Apr 4 at 5:02 AM Yes
Partial Eclipse ends Apr 4 at 1:44 PM Apr 4 at 6:44 AM Yes
Penumbral Eclipse ends Apr 4 at 2:59 PM Apr 4 at 7:59 AM No, below horizon

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The Spring Equinox & the Sunset Season Opener

Photo by Robin Russel

Photo by Robin Russel

The Spring Equinox is a time for renewal, sewing seeds and fertility. It is the day when feminine and masculine energies unite in sacred union. We celebrate the change of seasons, the balance of light and dark, yin and yang, and the return of new life.

Rituals you can perform for the Spring Equinox include symbolically planting seeds for the year, or conceiving new ideas to nurture through the season. A simple spring ritual you can do, apart from spring cleaning, is to bless some seeds with your ideas and plant them in a garden or pot.

It’s also common to use this time to free yourself from things or qualities holding you back. Since this is a day of balanced energies, it is a good time to perform workings where you are incorporating energies that are balanced. If you put your focus on one energy, make sure you balance it with a counterpart to raise the charge.

Along with setting personal intension and performing ritual, Spring Equinox is also a beautiful time of year to raise your vibration through celebration. In San Francisco, its time for us to commune, reconnect and dance in the park once again with our Sunset family and friends.

We are thoroughly blessed and have so much gratitude to our Sunset Sound System organizers, Galen and Solar, for allowing us to be of service and design the altars for another season of Sunset.

This year the Sunset Opener is honoring longtime Sunseter, DJ Nick (Nicole) Mason. Nick DJ’d with Sunset in the park and on the Sunset Boat Parties back in the day.

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  • Event: Sunset Season Opener
  • Date: Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
  • Location: Stafford Lake, Novato, CA
  • Info: Please be sure to read updates and details on Facebook for more information. There are very important parking info updates.

“On March 20th, 1994 the first Sunset party happened in celebration of the Spring Equinox in Berkeley Marina, California. Overlooking the Golden Gate and the San Francisco skyline we danced into the evening. It’s this transformative time when the sun sets and we move from light to dark that has fueled 2 decades of friends and family coming together to bring close to the weekend and positivity to the week ahead. Drawing from the the spirit of sound system culture from Jamaica and UK, Sunset has produced over 150 free outdoor dance parties from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Whether it be a renegade beach party or a permitted event in the park the communal vibe has remained unchanged.” ~ Sunset Sound System

Photo by Eye C

Photo by Eye C

See you in the park!

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The Faerie Rites and a Blessed Imbolc

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We had a lovely Imbolc honoring the fae goddess Saint Brighid! We designed an altar in her honor, lit sacred candles, burned a sacred fire, planted the seeds of the hawthorne tree and were bestowed with the gift of a new ritual for us, to gift the Faerie Rites to others.

photo 2 (5)It was a magical, sacred and enchanting weekend for us with our Faerie Sister, Pixie Pam. Pixie Pam gifted Anne Elizabeth and I with our Faerie Rites in the summer of 2014 at the Sunset Campout in the Faerie Ring. Being gifted with the Faerie Rites was a very special experience for us, and there was certainly an awakening from its charge. This blessing of ancient wisdom that allows our physical bodies to gift them to others seemed like a purely natural step on our Fae Way.

We’ll be continuing to work on and evolve the rites from the downloads we receive and are bursting with faerie dust in anticipation to gift them to you, if you so choose to experience them.

If you are interested in having us charge you with a fae awakening email us at livingfae@gmail.com or send us a message through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LivingFae.

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Imbolc Blessings

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Imbolc, celebrated February 1st, marks the middle of Winter and holds the promise of Spring.  It is a time of spiritual purification and dedication, and new beginnings.

Build a sacred fire, light an altar of candles, reflect and honor your vows and the spiritual commitments you’ve made. Enter your temple of light.

Imbolc is also called Saint Brighid’s Day where we honor and ask for blessings from the Goddess Brighid.

Brighid Blessing

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Brighid we invoke your name.

Bless my hands,

My head, my heart

Source of healing, song and art.

~ Blessing by Anne Hill

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How We Honor Samhain ~ Halloween

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For many people Halloween is a time of year to get dressed up in costume, carve pumpkins, go trick or treating, and go out and party. But for some of us, it marks a very magical and blessed time of year. To those who practice our way, it’s Samhain, a festival to mark the harvest and the beginning of the darker half of the year.

We like the fun parts of Halloween to and certainly embrace them, but to us it’s also a very sacred time of year. In reverence of the Sabbat, we also light candles, leave offerings, build altars, and connect with and honor our ancestors, as it’s a time of year where the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest.

Along with honoring our ancestors, Anne and I also take this time of year to honor a very mystical part of our selves. We dig deep, tap into our core and invoke a spirit, elemental or deity that wants to rise. We allow that entity to come to life through us and we take on its form, so that it can see the world through our eyes. And the world, can see it through us.

We like embracing the Sabbat in this way because it’s rooted in the most magickal aspects of our being, and it also teaches us something about our selves and our journey through life on this side of the veil.

This year I am working with Tiamat. She is a Mesopotamian primodial chaos goddess from 2000 BC. She gave birth to the first generation of deities and is sometimes identified with a dragon or sea serpent. It is said that when she was slain, the top half of her body formed the heavens and bottom the earth.

Anne is embracing this great work with the Roman goddess of seawater Salacia. She presides over the depths of the ocean and is Neptune’s queen. She is personified through the calm and sunlit attributes of the sea, all qualities that are very befitting of Faerie Anne Elizabeth.

However you choose to embrace the season, we hope you can find its sacred aspects and honor them in way that makes your light shine bright through the darkness of the year.

Blessed Be! ~ Faerie Melanie

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How to Celebrate Fall ~ Autumn Equinox

Melanie Dawn:

Merry Mabon! Blessings to you on the autumn equinox. Blessed Be.

Originally posted on Living Fae:

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It’s that time year, when summer has ended, the leaves are changing color and falling, and day and night are once again in balance. Autumn equinox is upon us. If you are in the southern hemisphere it’s your spring, where you plant the seeds for something new. But here in the North Hemisphere we celebrate the blessings of fall.

This time of year is all about balance, the astrological sign of Libra.  Use this season as way to restore balance in your life. Look to the areas of your life that seem out balance and do the work necessary to bring them to. Focus on an activity that helps to restore balance like yoga, and if you don’t already do it on a regular basis, spend some time meditating. Meditation will not only help you to restore balance in your inner and outer world, but it’s a good way to nurture and care…

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