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April 19th Full Pink Moon in Libra 2019 April 19, 2019 13:05

Happy Full Moon in Libra!
This Full Moon's Gemstone Spirit Animal Oracle Art features Otters and Ruby.  Otters are my absolute favorite and I've been thinking about rubies for days, so they both seem appropriate for this Full Pink Moon in Libra.  Rubies come in shades of pink and red, and in some rare cases, form with triangular record keeper etchings like the one featured.  According to the Farmer's Almenac, The Native American's called this the Pink Moon because the spring pink phlox bloomed and blanketed the fields in a canopy of blooms.  This full moon highlights balance in relationships, both romantic and platonic, and many truths will come to light to be addressed.  Some relationships will be strengthened and some will be released.  Ruby is a fantastic stone for strenghtening relationships.  This full moon highlights imbalances in our lives as well, forcing us to rethink our old ways of responding and reacting, and making us look at our bad habits and beliefs in order to transform them.  Here's what my favorite intuitives and astrologers have to say about the energies of today's Full Moon.

Ruby is known as the Stone of Nobility as it promotes power and leadership as well as aids in obtaining wealth.  Not only material wealth, Ruby also helps us to identify and obtain our ultimate values in life.  Ruby is said to help stabalize finances and bring abundance.  A Root Chakra stone, Ruby inspires courage and confidence as well as self esteem.  It has an intense and vivacious energy that ignites passion and enthusiasm.  Ruby is said to bring a spark of inner light to one’s life.  It promotes prosperity and joy and encourages us to follow our bliss.  It protects against depression and unhappiness.  It also inspires romance and is said to promote integrity and devotion to ones partner.  Ruby eleviates guilt and feelings of sadness.  Ruby helps increase intuition, promotes lucid dreaming and protects from nightmares.   It helps to stay clear headed and focused.  Ruby helps in decision making by helping us to recognize all our options.  Ruby helps show us how our thoughts affect our reality.  It promotes creativity and assists in manifestation.  Ruby deepens a couple’s relationship, encouraging closeness and commitment.

A record keeper is the name for a crystal with a trigonal crystal structure, or triangles, that appear to be “etched” as growths or indentations onto the surface of the stone.  Often times, there are many triangle shapes etched within other triangle shapes, creating a lattice patterning of triangles.  

They’re said to hold the energetic imprint and ancient wisdom and knowledge of the Universe and past civilizations here on Earth. Many believe that they were programmed by past civilizations, like Atlantis and Lemuria.  They act as keys to unlock information about past lives.  They were believed to be formed during the Ice Age through air bubbles that froze over time.  Record keepers are exceptional tools to use in mediation.  Ask your record keeper questions and to show you its stored knowledge.  Record keepers provide a sense of deep peace and universal understanding.

According to,  spirit-animals.com, Otter's messge is, "It's time to let go of control and surrender to the moment. Allowing the universe to move in its own way will often manifest your dreams beyond your wildest expectations."

Otter gives us, "the knowledge that you have to take care of yourself first to be of use to others. Therefore you need to go with the natural flow, and the ebbs and tides of your life. Only then you can find joy and wonder in the small things that give you pleasure as an adult, and that gave you pleasure as a child."

Although Sea Otters don't mate for life, the River Otters used in my lunar artwork this month do.  Regardless of monogomy, all Otter couples and family members hold hands while they're sleeping so that they won't drift apart.  Otters are also known to keep the same "pet rock" for their entire lifes, tucking it inside their armpit folds for safe keeping.  They pariodically play with the rock, bouncing it from paw to paw across their chest.  Although no one knows for sure why they do this, I like to think it's their way of kicking back and letting go with the flow.  Otters are known for being playful, energetic creatures.  They work hard but also make sure to take time out to play with their loved ones and favorite rock. 

Adorable Video of Otter Playing with Pet Rock

According to, WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com

"The connection with living moving water gives Otter the meaning of an awareness of the subconscious, emotions and psychism. Observing Otter it becomes very apparent that these creatures see life as a true playground to be filled with family and friends. Very often Otter shows up in people’s lives when they’ve become too serious, over-think things and lose sight of their inner child. One of Otter’s mottos is: play as if no one is looking (and if possible have someone join you!).  Otter is also a creature always up for a bit of adventure, letting curiosity direct them. They don’t worry about what’s left behind but rather look forward. This is a great lesson from Otter Spirit – you can’t embrace new things if you’re always clinging to what’s behind. This doesn’t mean that you just forget about difficulties, but rather find a way to smile and get a different perspective that may very well solve the whole shebang."

Astoria Healers Unite!

 

Creepy Beautiful is a new home for Gigi Moon Gems!  I am working closely with Aimee, the amazing owner of this adorable shop, to turn the back room in to a healing space that healers of Astoria, Oregon can rent and utilize to treat clients.  I will be available to see clients for crystal reiki therapy and will let everyone know how they can book with me, Aimee, and any of the other amazing healers we are attracting with our high vibes.  The center is on Pier 11, right on the water of the Columbia River!  The healing center won't open until June, but the boutique portion of the center opens THIS WEEKEND!  All of my one of a kinds are available, along with my essential oil crystal perfume blends and gemstone specimens.  I will work there on Fridays going forward and am available for personalized intuitive perfume blends and tarot card readings.

Aimee sells her vintage clothing, handmade macrame, jewelry, paintings, and more.  She is available to offer tarot card readings as well as curates a rotating art installation and more.  Creepy Beautiful is open this Saturday and Sunday for our soft opening, noon - 6pm.  Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for updated hours and events!

Creepy Beautiful

80 11th St
Astoria, Oregon 97103

Have a happy, transformative, magical full moon!  I am off to the mountains of Central Washington to dig for Blue Agates this afternoon!  I cannot wait to re-connect to mother earth in this way.  Love and light to you all!

-Garnet


Full Super Snow Moon in Virgo February 2019 February 19, 2019 19:56

Happy Full Super Snow Moon in Virgo 
The full super moon in the Earth sign of Virgo peaked this morning, February 19th, at 7:54am PTZ.  We entered the watery sign of Pisces today as well.  The February full moon was traditionally called the Snow Moon by the Native Americans as February typically gets the most snowfall of all the months each year.  A super moon happens when the moon is closest to the earth.  This lunar month's Spirit Animal and Gemstone Art features Roly Poly and Pearl.  You can buy a 5x5 print.
"This Super Full Moon is also potent as it falls at zero degrees of Virgo. Zero is the number of potential and limitless opportunities. Zero is the blank canvas of all creation, signaling that this Full Moon is really going to offer infinite potential." 
"February’s Full Moon is going to help us realize our potential and also the potential around us, it is also going to open us, broaden our horizons, and encourage us to open our minds and hearts to something beyond our current reality."
-Tannaz
To really benefit from the potency of this super full moon, try her Full Moon Ritual tonight.
Here's what my other favorite astrologers have to say about today's Super Full Moon:
Roly Poly, also known as Pill Bug, is my spirit animal choice for this Full Moon.  I should rather say that it chose me, as the one in the artwork literally walked acorss my jeweler's bench and cast its shadow on my hands while I was working on a project.  It's shadow made it look menacing and huge but when I looked up, it was just a little old Roly Poly.  I used to love playing with these harmless little "bugs" when I was a kid.  I would gently nudge them with a twig to make them roll up like an armadillo into a little ball of protective armour.  After such a serendipitous meeting in my new studio, I immediately researched Roly Poly spirit animal meaning online and learned that Roly Poly’s are not insects, but in fact, crustaceans, like crab, shrimp, barnacles, lobster and krill.  They are the only crustacean that lives on land.  
Roly Poly’s message is to go PLAY!  Reclaim your inner child. Live IN THE MOMENT!  We all must work but play is also a must for rejuvination, self love and emotional health.  Roly Poly asks us to balance both aspects of life.  Roly Poly reminds us to protect ourselves from those who don’t have our best interest in mind.  They remind us that we can have clear protective "armour" when we set clear boudaries.  The remind us to embrace who we are, to have self confidence and to stand in our power.
I chose pearl because it popped in my mind.  When I saw we were entering Pisces today, I felt like it was perfect.  Pearl symbolizes innocence, faith and purity.   It resonates with the sacral and heart chakras.  Pearls are known as the, "Stone of Sincerity", as they are a symbolic of truth and personal integrity.  They promote a happy marriage and family tradition. Pearls resonate with both the heart and sacral chakras.  They're wonderful tools to regulate female reproductive organs and combat the symptoms of PMS as they naturally connect our bodies with the rhythms of the tides and moon.  They help one to realize their true nature and to love themselves more.  They help bring happiness and uplift moods.  

These are 14.5 - 15.5 inches long and have extender chains making them adjustable.  They're handwrapped in copper or antique brass and are $67 each!  They're listed in the Gemstone Section.
Iolite, Green Chalcedony, Grey Labradorite, Citrine, Carnelian, Green Fluorite, Jasper, Black Onyx, Rose Quartz
I took the photos for these on Shipwreck Beach, some even on the wreckage of the Peter Iredale herself.  She crashed her in 1906 and her bones have remained.  Shipwreck Beach is a tourist attraction that draws people year round.  It's a 20 minute drive from my apartment and one of my favorite places in Oregon. 
New Chakra Gemstone Necklaces!
$25 - $40
Emerald, Peruvian Opal, Pyrite, Aquamarine, Carnelian, Unakite, Solar Quartz, Sardonyx, Tanzanite, Aqua Chalcedony, Pyrite, Red Jasper, Druzy Quartz, Rainbow Fluorite, Rutilated Quartz, Chrysophrase, Red Tiger's Eye, Phrenite
Straight from Tucson and available in your choice of Antique Brass or Antique Silver 16 inch chain.  There are 19 new offerings all listed in the Chakra Gemstone Section.  I took some of these product shots on a more recent shipwreck.  I'm not sure what it's story is, but I find it to be beautiful.  They don't call this area the Graveyard of the Pacific for no reason.  There are more shipwrecks here than any other part of the world.
Join me this Sunday in Portland at animal.plant.mineral. for a Maker Trunk Show.  I'll be popping up with two other artists and the whole store is full of hand crafted, mostly locally made items.
Stay tuned to my Instagram for new product uploads, more shipwreck photos and other PNW views.  Enjoy this Super Full Moon!  Love and Light to you all.

October Full Harvest and Hunter Moon October 5, 2017 15:40

Happy Full Harvest and Hunter Moon!
The Farmer's Almenac explains why this moon is both the Hunter and Harvest Moon of this year.  It happens to also be my and my husband's 3rd wedding anniversary!  I was almost done with this artwork and then I thought, "I should include the 3 year wedding anniversary stone in this."  As it turns out, Clear Quartz (and pearl) are the traditional 3rd year wedding anniversary stones.  So this Full Moon is extra special to me.  It's in the sign of Aires and here are what the experts have to say:
I normally launch new products on the New Moon but I am OREGON bound for our Anniversary trip October 10th through the 21st.  My husband lived in Portland for 7 years and Astoria for 3 years so he's showing me his old stomping grounds.  I lovingly call him, "Chef Squatch," so I feel as if we are taking him to his native land. The New Moon is on the 19th so I thought I would launch some items on the Full Moon so I can enjoy my trip.  Here are this Lunar Full Moon's offerings:
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$25
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Conflict Free
$48
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Happy Full Moon!
Keep an eye on my Instagram for photos of OREGON!