A Rough Few Days

It’s been a rough few days. The lunar eclipses challenge me on occasion. I felt this Lunar Eclipse at 22 degree Leo coming for a week. Irritation gave way to anger, which ultimately gave way to unexpected grief.

I had the knowing this Lunar Eclipse would be challenging, but truly I was unprepared in some ways for it. Not as far as crystals go!

In December, I acquired a beautiful double terminated clear Kunzite with beautiful light language etchings. Kunzite is one of those crystals that was missing from my collection. I needed a crystal to remove blocked energy. Kunzite, I first learned and now know through experience is very good at releasing blocked energy.

January was particularly difficult with 30 year snow records. My excitement for getting through January without getting sick was smacked in the face with reality. My oldest quickly became ill with fever and vomiting. It went on for several days. The day I returned to work, I came down with the same thing. Then our male dog became sick. Finally, ten days after the whole sick thing began our female dog became sick.

She was more than just sick. She fell over and yelped! She couldn’t get up. And I couldn’t help her. She is a big dog, well over 100 lbs. She managed to get up after a while, then went outside and the same happened.

The next morning I called the vet. The vet came to see her Friday afternoon. They drew blood and would let me know if she had Pyometra or something else.

I took the opportunity to clean our patio and side yard. With all the snow, the dogs had a soggy mess to clean up after. While doing that, I happened across a dead bird. My hopes fell, animal signs are powerful.

The doctor called back. Prognosis negative. Kia was experiencing organ failure, and at risk for developing if not already developed cancer.

I began working more closely with my Kunzite. It moved vast amounts of energy through my body. I now wonder if some of the sensations I had been feeling were Kia’s energy. Kunzite is beautiful in its energy, even more so than to become enraptured with its physical beauty. The energy of Kunzite is so gentle. It really helps to bring about a state of allowance. In that state, it becomes very easy to release.

My poor dog was bad off. She had been able to lift herself off her bed all day Friday. It was hard to carry on Saturday knowing in just a few short hours, the vet would be back to do the deed. No need to suffer.

Her loss is deeply felt. I didn’t realize how much she was there for me, until she was gone. She was always by my side, following me around. I am very appreciative of her. She made space for another adult in my daily life. For that, I will always be thankful.

I imagine the Kunzite and I will be working together through the Solar Eclipse February 26, 2017.

Let the Lunar Eclipses do what they will. Sometimes change is unexpected and difficult. It’s just another opportunity to Level-Up!

~Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo

Lunar eclipses have been kicking my proverbial ass since April 2012. The upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo is no different, maybe more trying depending on your birth chart and the current transits.

This Leo Lunar Eclipse is on Friday, February 10, 2017, exact at 5:32 pm.

The current energies of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo for me personally are vanity, pride, self-loathing, and egoism. Hints of the depth of this energy started creeping into my awareness Friday. Today, they hit full force at the grocery store.

My life isn’t rainbows and butterflies all the time. My Sunday was spent cleaning dog puked carpets and other household chores. Well I must have looked haggardly, because the clerk said it looked like I had a bad day. He proceeded to mention how it sucks to be going into Monday that way.

On the way home I proceeded to cry. My self-confidence is shaking right now with this Lunar Eclipse energy already, but man that just cut to the core. How can you explain to people who just will never get it that you are doing your best. And it’s pretty fucking amazing!

Looking at my chart and the transits, I understand why there is this emotional attachment to my appearance and why it seems to cut so deep.

My already debilitated by Saturn, Venus is opposite Pluto in the seventh house, the house of relationships, legal agreements, contracts, etc. Meanwhile, transiting Venus is on top of my natal Mars in Aries. Mars is exalted in Aries and ready to run full speed ahead. All opposite my natal Pluto in the fourth house. The house of family, upbringing, home.

My chart and the current transits always have red lines through them. At least this Lunar Eclipse there is some balance with all those trines and sextiles which indicate synergy between planets rather than opposition like the red lines.

And so, the lunar eclipse is here again to kick my ass in some new and amazing way. I am complaining now, but these energies always for me to take it to the next level. It is painful at the time, but breaking that shell in order to grow is never easy.

Check out my YouTube video on the subject. It’s geared toward twin flames, still it contains useful information on which crystal I will be working with and recommend for opening yourself up to new awakenings!

Remember to have fun and always live in the now!

~Athena Gappmayer

Crystal Intuitive

Cardinal Cross Activating Full Moon in Cancer, January 12, 2017

The Full Moon in Cancer is exact January 12, 2017 at 4:33am MST. Cancer is perhaps the most outwardly emotional sign. Expect others and yourself to be more emotional during this time.

This Full Moon is part of an astrological formation referred to as the Cardinal Grand Cross. Basically, if your personal planets (from your natal chart) fall at the same degree as the Grand Cross you will feel it most definitely and the flavor will depend on which planets are involved.

My own personal Cardinal Grand Cross was activated in April 2012. Over the next few years I experienced an awakening. My entire life has changed as result. It was difficult going through such challenging energy. You see a Cardinal Grand Cross brings about powerful life changes.

The first Full Moon of 2017, the beginning of a cycle, a 1 year in numerology, culminating in a Cardinal Grand Cross is very intriguing. When I set my new moon intentions at the end of 2016, I had no idea what this full moon would bring. My intentions were set for happy healthy children, more time together as a family, and growth in my crystal endeavors.

A great epiphany hit me for the New Year. My youngest daughter struggles with reading. I also struggled with reading at her age. I began to wonder if maybe she has dyslexic. My uncle has it. Maybe she has it too.

So, I googled signs of dyslexia. Lo and behold, I am reading through the signs going I do that. I do that. I do that. That’s me. Wow, I am dyslexic! My daughter is dyslexic. My young educational experience makes so much more sense now. Now I understand why I had to work so hard at school, while my brother just seemed to breeze through. Emotions. Many emotions. Why didn’t anyone notice. Why wasn’t I tested. How did I not know? Is it better that I didn’t know?

The kids were supposed to go back to school after the holidays. We have had the craziest weather, setting 30 year snow records. It snowed nearly 2′ in just a few days. School has been cancelled four days in a row. I have been telecommuting and I am going berserk. This craziness has given me time to think about my strategy for helping my daughter.

Strange how things culminate sometimes.

During the next few days, I will be carrying Lepidolite, Sodalite, and Fluorite. Lepidolite is a great stone for soothing anxiety and depression. Sodalite soothes, cools, and is great for level-headed communication. Fluorite is my favorite stone for focus and concentration. These helpful friends will assist me in keeping my cool during this Full Moon in Cancer.

~Athena Gappmayer, CCH

Crystal Empowerment | Level-Up!





Super Full Moon in Taurus, November 2016

The Super Full Moon in Taurus has many friends, Saturn in Sagittarius, Venus in early Capricorn, Pluto in Capricorn, and Neptune in Pisces. Not to mention the Sun! Although it is always in opposition to the Moon at the time of the Full Moon, the Sun shines its loving light on the Moon. Hardly a bad thing in my opinion. The only rogue player is Mercury, the planet of communication.

Tomorrow morning the Super Full Moon will be exact at 23 degrees Taurus. The Sun in Scorpio is quincunx Uranus in Aries indicating there is dischord between our soul and the sudden changes we have undergone since the Scorpio New Moon October 30, 2016. Fears came roaring to the surface after diving deep to meet them in the subconscious. As the Super Full Moon grows in its exaltation, Mars, the planet of action, and Pluto, the planet of transformation, support the Sun.

Remember the Pluto-Uranus square? Well, here it is again with another twist. Surprise! Uranus is involved. Pluto in Capricorn is leveling our current social structure. While painful to live through, I really appreciate all that Pluto is doing here.

We are not the same humans we were a few hundred years ago. We have Pandora’s box in our hands and by that I mean smartphones. We can communicate with our fellow human beings on the other side of the globe at any time we want! We don’t even realize how powerful that is yet. And Jupiter is there in Libra, the sign of balance and fairness, weighing in and supporting the sudden changes needed for our collective transformation.

The Super Full Moon in Taurus has many friends, Saturn in Sagittarius, Venus in early Capricorn, Pluto in Capricorn, and Neptune in Pisces. Not to mention the Sun! Although it is always in opposition to the Moon at the time of the Full Moon, the Sun shines its loving light on the Moon. Hardly a bad thing in my opinion. The only rogue player is Mercury, the planet of communication.

The Moon seems stubborn with regards to communication at least with the outside world at this time. While Mercury opposes the Moon, it sextiles Mars. Mars wants to take action, but is somewhat pacified by Juno’s conjunction with Mercury. Is Mercury deciphering the Super Full Moon’s message that blessings are now bestowed on friends and enemies even in opposition?

This Super Full Moon is happy to be home in Taurus. Relaxing, enjoying the company of loved ones, at peace, and not taking any phone calls! The polar opposite of the New Moon in Scorpio. Thank you Universe!

Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP

(Crystal Intuitive)