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Newsletter October 2019. The Crystal Shrine
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Embrace Harmony Through Conflict

Deepen Your Relationships Through Courageous Communication

September was good to us. It gave us exactly what we needed in terms of establishing discipline and a stronger foundation for our lives. It asked us to commit ourselves to a new way of being – one that supports our highest expression. And thank goodness we were given the chance to steady ourselves, because October has arrived, and it promises to rock our proverbial boat!

This month is spent mostly in the sign of Libra. Ruled by Venus, Libra is focused on love and relationships. With Pluto heavily in the mix this month, as well as fiery Mars, our relationships get a good shake-up. We are meant to review our friendships, partnerships, professional associations, and family dynamics not to destroy or remove them, but to be honest as to what needs to change. The process doesn’t stop there. This month wants us to do the hard work to actually make the changes we need so that our relationships may flourish.

With so much potent relating this month, we need the loving, willful force of Garnet to help us. This rich stone carries an “inner flame” that reminds us always of the love that we are. In tough conversations that cause pain or discomfort, it is so easy to shut down, which removed all heart from the equation. A relationship without any form of heart is one that is destined to be toxic, oppressive, and destructive. We are beings of love, which means love in some form must be present in order to create dynamics suitable for us to thrive within. 
However, lest we mistake love for weakness or submission, Garnet gives us fortitude, strength, and passionate commitment to ourselves. With these traits, we can hold space for the feelings and needs of another without sacrificing ourselves. We are not meant to compromise our own needs for the sake of another’s. We are meant to work together to create solutions that benefit all involved. Garnet, with its earthy, grounded energy keeps us rooted so that we can stand strong until positive, helpful resolutions to our collective problems are found.

This month asks a lot of us, especially mentally and emotionally, so it is not only our bodies that need rest when we go to bed. Keep a Garnet under your pillow to restore your strength while you sleep. During the day, wear a piece of Garnet as a pendant, ring, or bracelet to keep its positive energy flowing in your field throughout the day. 

This is a potent month that offers us plenty of opportunities to take our relationships to the next level. With the aid of Garnet, you can enter into every situation and conversation with the courage and confidence you need to resolve any problems and move through conflict and into greater harmony with all involved.
AFFIRMATION OF THE MONTH
My needs are valid, valuable, and worthy of expression.
I deserve relationships rooted in trust, honesty, love, and integrity.
I choose to see how the difficult situations in my life are working for me, not against me.

Find out more after the jump, in our Planetary Overview! 

 

Planetary Overview for the month of
October 2019

We begin the month with Pluto stationing direct in Capricorn on October 3rd. Pluto represents transformation, truth, power, regeneration, fear, and control, so these issues may be more prevalent at this time. You may feel pressure to face deep, difficult truths. Life may present you with triggering experiences in order to show you what remains in your shadow that needs your love and attention. Remember that what happens in life happens for you – even if it seems as though all is against you.

Use this time to deepen your meditation or healing practices, go within, and really listen to yourself. This is a time to honor the divine intelligence of the Universe and thank it for its compassion. It is showing you – however difficult it may be – that which exists in you that is ready to be healed, transformed, and reborn as a higher version of its old self. Let every moment of conflict propel you higher, even if it drags you down a little first.
 
Mars enters Libra on October 4th. This is a difficult placement. Mars energy and Libra energy could be considered opposites. This creates a combustive energy that could breed much conflict in your life, but again, if you allow it, this energy can work for you. Mars is competitive, wants to be the best, the first, the one in charge. It wants to be right all the time. Libra is cooperative, communicative, interested in compromise, and consistently thinks of others before itself.

When joined, Mars and Libra become a powerful operator interested in what is best for the self and others. Think about where in your life you have been too compromising at the expense of yourself. Likewise, think about where you have forced your way forward at the expense of others. How can you balance these two extremes in order to create situations that are beneficial for all – including you? 

This is a great time to seek a promotion or a raise, to have a difficult conversation with a partner, family member, or friend, and to check the areas of your own life where you’ve either been too hard on yourself, or you’ve mistaken self-love for laziness and complacency.

On October 8th Venus enters Scorpio and the dance of Mars and Venus commences in earnest. The focus here is communication. These two planets can be extremely complementary – if they can learn to work together! The tendency during this time is to become self-righteous and angry at “the other” who has “done you wrong.” Yet, if you can step back for a second, take a breath and reset your focus on what needs to be solved, you will save many moments of needless conflict and reenter a state of harmony.

🌕♈ On the 13th we have a Full Moon in Aries – and he is going to make us work. The fiery immediacy of this sign in cooperation with Mars opposite Chiron brings hard conversations to the forefront of our experience. Knee-jerk reactions are more prevalent, yet we can avoid these hot-tempered responses by taking a deep breath before responding. Mindfulness is key in order to make the most of this Full Moon.

It is also wise to be proactive in your relationships. Set a time to meet with those with whom you know you need to speak so that the Universe doesn’t have to toss a surprise encounter at you. It’s hard, but if you can face the tough talks and truths that have been hidden under the rug of your daily life, you stand to make a massive leap forward. When you unpack old baggage, take out the trash, and admit what you truly do and do not want, will and will not stand for, you give yourself the gift of freedom. Allow yourself to tell the truth, hard as it may be, and remain open to receiving the truths of your loved ones. 

As this is a time of charged relating, Garnet will be useful in grounding you, strengthening you, and providing a foundation of resilient love and compassion with which to enter any conversation or experience. This passionate, powerful stone doesn’t wish to harden your heart, nor does it wish to make it so vulnerable as to be open to attack. Rather it seeks to fortify your heart so that you are strong enough to withstand sensitive encounters with the important people in your life, while giving you the will to say “no” to those whose energy only seeks to harm. 

With a month so supercharged with relationship-driven experiences, it is necessary to practice discernment so that you do not drain your energy with needlessly heated conversations that will not move you forward or fix anything. Garnet helps you here and acts as a warm reminder to balance self-care with courage so that you may be present with those who truly do matter – including yourself.

As if we weren’t already in the murky waters of uncomfortable truths, Scorpio season arrives on the 23rd to propel us even deeper. As with all Scorpio seasons, we are asked to find the light in the seeming darkness of our lives. This means we are going to have to look where we don’t want to look and feel what we don’t want to feel. 

Luckily, we are not required to go freediving into our watery shadow in order for any processing to occur. Trust that life will present you with what you need to see and own up to – your job is to pay attention so that you notice when these moments come. It’s alright to feel raw, exposed, and a little out of control at this time. When you’ve been safely hiding away the tender, scared, or wounded parts of yourself, it’s not going to feel that great at first when light shines upon them. 

You may feel that you want to bury your head under a blanket with a sign on your door that says, “Wake Me When October Ends” and that’s valid – but your growth will not come that way. It is when we take a big, brave breath and say okay to the process that wants to occur that we finally heal, shed, or transform those things that secretly have plagued us. It cannot be stressed enough: what happens is happening for you, not to you. 

Refrain from the victim role and instead allow the stressful, difficult times to make you more alert. Any pain that comes has come to awaken you, not to harm you. It takes guts, but if you can rise up to the challenges life gives you, you will enter into a new level of self-mastery. It doesn’t matter if you’re the only one in your environment who is practicing this level of self-awareness. Do your work, give yourself grace, and honor those around you as they are for where they are on their path.

The beauty of deep work is that at any moment a radical new insight or awakening can transpire. This New Moon in Scorpio on the 28th gives us profound insights that seemingly come out of nowhere – but are actually the result of your inner work, and outer willingness to show up to life

Just like when you are studying a new subject, there is a period where you are sure you are never going to “get it” and you may want to quit. But it is just on the other side of this breaking point that the new knowledge, skill, or understanding awaits you. For this New Moon, don’t seek to find the moment of revelation. Instead, live your life, go out with friends, see a movie, have a spa day, do something fun! The insight you seek is already seeking you, and it will find you wherever you are. You don’t have to sit around waiting for it to come.

Mercury stations retrograde in Scorpio on the 31st. While the main effects of this retrograde period will be discussed in the November newsletter, expect the theme of communication as well as facing your fears to continue. 

The main message of October is this: We can’t get anywhere with each other if we don’t communicate. We want harmony in our lives, but if conflict is waiting to happen, then know that the harmony you seek will not transpire until the conflict is had and ultimately resolved. The harmony that can only exist when conflict is suppressed is not harmony at all - it is a false peace that will forever make you uneasy – even if it is only felt on a subconscious level

Be brave, face the uncomfortable circumstances as they present themselves, and do what you can to find the levity and good humor even – and perhaps especially – in the darkest moments. When you can find gratitude in any situation you have entered into a new level of awareness – one that understands that everything that at first appears devastating is really on its way to becoming a great blessing. Be of good cheer this October – even when it doesn’t look or feel like it, all is truly well. 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND CLASSES for October 2019

 

The world is waking up one person at a time. As this shift from unconscious to conscious, you may find yourself looking for guidance, clarity, and like-minded people. The Crystal Shrine seeks to provide classes, workshops and events to support your soul no matter where you are on the path. Come join us as we explore the depths of consciousness, open our hearts and come into greater alignment with our true selves. 

Our class schedule changes regularly. Read on to discover this month’s powerful, soul-nourishing offerings.

Awakenings

Next class: Wednesday, October 9th
7.30pm - 9pm
$25
Cash only, please.
RSVP: simplydelightful2@gmail.com

Spiritual Awakening support group.

Women’s Full Moon Reiki Healing Circle

Sunday, October 13th
7.30pm - 9pm
Class fee $25

Payable through Venmo (@sarahtsaraht) or Cash at the door. 
Please RSVP if you can, as space is limited: sarah@sarahtaylor.org

www.sarahtaylor.org

This powerful circle includes healing work to support you in awakening, healing, and thriving with a burn ritual for release, and a guided meditation with Reiki energy. This is a nourishment for your body, mind, heart, and spirit and a chance to re-set in a transmission of potent healing energy. Open to all who identify as female. 

Please bring a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket. 
 

Moonseed Soundbath Meditation

Next class: Thursday, October 17h
7pm - 8pm
$25
Cash only, please.

Crystal Singing Bowls and Tarot

 

Readers Schedule

This is the Schedule for October 2019.


Our readers are on location, but they are also available for phone readings. Call the store (818 955 5114) to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome!

We are always open to expanding our family of readers, so If you are interested in reading at the store, or know someone who might, do not hesitate in contacting us!


MONDAY

Ashley -  She is a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP) through the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) with more than 15 years experience, and a practitioner of Vedic Astrology (Eastern, or Hindu Astrology).  www.sungoddessashley.com 
Heather - Heather is following in the tradition of cartomancy, which is a cousin to Tarot that uses the playing cards. She provides various angles of insight offering solutions by using her intuitive and channeling skills to receive messages in order to provide spiritual and practical guidance to get you where you're supposed to be.


TUESDAY

Heather - Heather is following in the tradition of cartomancy, which is a cousin to Tarot that uses the playing cards. She provides various angles of insight offering solutions by using her intuitive and channeling skills to receive messages in order to provide spiritual and practical guidance to get you where you're supposed to be.


WEDNESDAY

Patti - Psychic Tarot Reading and Metaphysical / Spiritual Guidance
Divine insight into Love, Career, Prosperity and more.


THURSDAY

Lainey Grace - Psychic and Medium who experiences precognitive dreams and visions. Lainey can connect with friends and loved ones in spirit, including pets offering messages of peace, hope, love and healing and the ability to tap into your aura with the use of the pendulum and automatic drawing to accurately answer direct life path questions relating to the past, present, and future. http://www.laineygrace.com
Gitana - Gitana uses the means of karmic and medical astrology, tarot, archetypes, journeywork-hypnotherapy, and indigenous spirituality to support people with life goals, eco-spiritual healing and cultivating healthy relationships.


FRIDAY

Wendy - Tarot reader, was drawn to the healing arts 20 years ago and is a Reiki master as well as a practitioner and teacher of many other forms of energy healing, including polarity balancing, chakra balancing, acupressure and the EMF Balancing Technique. http://www.wendytarot.com

Don't miss her complimentary 3-card reading available to get a taste of her Tarot.
Gitana - Gitana uses the means of karmic and medical astrology, tarot, archetypes, journeywork-hypnotherapy, and indigenous spirituality to support people with life goals, eco-spiritual healing and cultivating healthy relationships.


SATURDAY

Lainey Grace - Psychic and Medium who experiences precognitive dreams and visions. Lainey can connect with friends and loved ones in spirit, including pets offering messages of peace, hope, love and healing and the ability to tap into your aura with the use of the pendulum and automatic drawing to accurately answer direct life path questions relating to the past, present, and future. http://www.laineygrace.com
Mr. Malone - Automatic writing medium. Automatic Pen Writing is a form of channeling,  where you allow a higher power to create or guide the words that you write. Answers come through the process of tuning in to what is being written or drawn out onto the paper through the pen. https://www.automaticpenwriter.com/


SUNDAY

Lee Scrimmager - Tarot | Reiki | Akashic Records. With the help of her ancestors and spiritual team, she is here to help others identify the energy within and around them so that they can feel empowered to walk in their divinity. https://seeingwithlee.com/

 

FEES AND APPOINTMENTS

 
Walk-ins are welcome, but to guarantee a spot, appointments are recommended.

You can  make an appointment by calling the store phone 1-818-955-5114 or in person.
 
Standard readings times and rates are:
15 min ($40)
30 min ($60) 
45 min ($80)
1 hour ($100)
Cash preferred.

Social media and New Inventory

 
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Sunday - 11am to 5pm
The last Friday of the month we open until 8.30 for Ladies & Gents Night event in Magnolia Blvd.

*As we are a family business, we are closed during some holidays. If you have any questions about our availability, please call us - 818-955-5114

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