7.08.2017

Cosmos | Full Moon in Capricorn

Today we have a Full Moon, where the Cancer Sun opposes this month’s Capricorn Moon. This opposition asks us to look at the balance between our inner world + home life (Cancer) versus our public life + responsibilities (Capricorn). The energy of this cycle helps us uncover + understand our intimate feelings + how they externalize + either give or take away our power.
The Cancer Sun is focused on family, home, nourishment + ancestral patterns…

while the Capricorn Moon asks us to consider our sense of duty + responsibility out in the world.  Painful family issues or patterns may come to the surface + Capricorn inspires us to challenge our deep-set inner wiring. This Full Moon asks us to empower ourselves + take greater responsibility over our emotional world + tendencies. Cancer represents the origin + Capricorn represents the goal.  We need both energies + this Full Moon invites us to discover a harmonious balance between the two.

This Moon illuminates a conflict between roots + direction. Something has been building inside of us + now is the time when the cosmos demand we let it out. Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this means for each of us. In the same way the Moon lights the night sky, a symbolic “illumination” occurs in our own lives.  These revelations are emotional + there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness. We need to let it out + express ourselves.

Another powerful layer to this Moon comes from her alignment with Pluto – the planet of death + rebirth.   This energy may feel sharp, change is painful, but it ultimately helps us release that which we no longer need. The beauty of “let go + let God” Pluto is that you already know what or who needs to be released; and, the challenge is that now is the time to do what you already know you need to do (but have probably been putting off). The Cardinal (means action oriented) signs of Cancer, Capricorn, Libra + Aries are particularly strong right now. This helps you kick into high gear.

This FULL MOON:


Theme: Look deeply into yourself – there’s much more than meets the eye – and ask: am I living bravely + authentically for me or am I living for how I think I’m supposed to be?

How: Strengthen personal boundaries + honor your most intimate feelings.  Keep these discoveries in mind while navigating the delicate shores of your relationships to people + work.

Treat yourself: An earthy, romantic candle to celebrate quiet moments alone as you delve deep into yourself. A thought provoking book to ignite your journey of self discovery. A journal to write down feelings + insights.



6.23.2017

Cosmos | New Moon In Cancer

Tonight's New Moon in Cancer marks the beginning of our new lunar cycle. It’s a powerful time to commit to personal goals in alignment with positive Cancerian energies.
Among these qualities are: honoring our deepest, most intimate feelings; recognizing the security + safety we feel from wherever we call home; allowing ourselves to accept support + offering support to others; starting a project to improve our domestic lives.
The Cancer Sun’s positioning with Mercury indicates a very busy time mentally. Thinking AND communication is strong – with so much on our minds, we want to chat + are able to express ourselves clearly.
With Mercury in Cancer, we move from the desire for quantity to the need for quality in terms of the information we are attracted to. We think, speak, and take in information on a deeper, more intuitive level. This is an emotionally rich period + our sensitivity strengthens our psychic awareness.
All in all, make plans + lay the foundation for big (or little) new beginnings. Focus on new ways to enhance family + home life + build up your feelings of security + safety. We are particularly alert and observant right now + ready to put our plans in action.  Remember “home” doesn’t need to be considered in the most literal sense of the word. This moon asks us to define “home” for ourselves – perhaps it’s the beach or the yoga mat or more traditionally, the place you sleep at night.
This New Moon is also particularly creative + magical as it occurs at the same time as two powerful trines: Venus trine Pluto + Mars trine Neptune. All in all, this potent Cancer energy inspires + supports us in making important life changes that will benefit us well beyond this lunar cycle.
This NEW MOON:
Theme: Nourish your home life  (+ define home for yourself)
How: Ask yourself where you feel most safe or secure, most connected + at peace. Explore ways to deepen  + celebrate this connection.
Treat yourself: Honor your space + indulge in home improvements. New loving touches to revere your safe place in the world. It’s also a great time to gift a loved one + express gratitude for the people who make us feel at home.


6.16.2017

Lily Muse | Meet: Madde

She’s our shop girl extraordinaire - Madde has been holding down the fort as the Manager at our Rose Ave. shop since day one. Her passion for all things Lily Ashwell + making ladies look + feel their best is undeniable. We love her + if you’ve ever stopped in the shop we’re sure you’ve fallen in love too. If not, go say hi! xx


Nickname?

Madde, short for Madelyn

Profession and/or passion?

Shop gal

Favorite flea market find?

Pink cowboy boots I found in Wyoming.

What do you look for in vintage denim?

I look for variety in vintage - I like the super soft faded pairs with lots of wear + also the darker gems that are still perfectly intact despite their age. When shopping for myself I tend to avoid jeans I have to tailor - I like them to be perfect length and fit, that’s what sells me. That’s why shopping for Lily is so fun, I get to bend my rules for all types of gals.





6 SENSES Q&A:

SEE - Define your personal style in 3 adjectives:

Laidback, frisky

HEAR - A sound you love + why? (a song, an instrument, a sound in nature)

Music comes to mind, and wind. I love driving with the windows down + some good tunes.

TASTE - A favorite to cook right now?

Pasta

SMELL - Your favorite scent + why (perfume, flower, anything)

Jasmine

TOUCH – What is your skincare routine?

I wash once or twice a day, for sure at night + am currently using Living Libations Sun Dew Crème – it’s a creamy yellow color and the black glass jar it comes in is really nice. I also mask once or twice a week because I like rituals + so does my skin.

INTUITION Do you have an activity or practice, that’s only purpose is to bring light to your life? (meditation, astrology, exercise, arts etc.)


I love a hot bath with soaking salts + oils, maybe with some music or a book ( + a glass of wine).




6.09.2017

Cosmos | Full Moon in Sagittarius

Today’s Full Moon in Sagittarius inspires us to zoom out + look at the big picture. Strong Gemini energy is also buzzing around (the sun is in Gemini) - keeping us present + reminding us every small step must work toward our big dream.  

Gemini is logical + comfortable in the present – while Sagittarius inspires us to venture beyond it. All signs have strengths + weaknesses - the best of Gemini is intelligent + communicative – the shadow of Gemini is small-minded + stagnant.

The key this month is learning to harness the light in both Gemini + Sagittarian energies – to think big + boundlessly (Sagittarius), uninhibited by fear but also logically + with the understanding every big leap requires many, thoughtful little steps (Gemini).

While this Full Moon is about attitude + disposition, it’s also about communication + how to productively speak your truth. Sagittarian energy helps us identify our big picture goals + beliefs, while Gemini helps us communicate our truth in a methodical way.

The last major theme of this lunar cycle is adventure. Sagittarius reminds us to broaden our horizons + explore. Once we’re in touch with our big beliefs, we may channel logical Gemini + set our dreams into realistic action.

In the same way the Full Moon illuminates the night sky, her energy brings everything to the surface. Embrace this clarity + ask questions about how you’ve been navigating through life. Call on Sagittarian + Gemini energy as needed. The universe supports us in our journey toward our best self + best life xx

This FULL MOON:

Theme: Open your eyes + see beyond your comfort zone

How: Meditate + connect to your deepest, soul-knowing voice. Ask yourself: what big beliefs or ways of life are important to you? Is your life in alignment with this soul-knowing voice? Allow yourself to daydream + fantasize about what your truest life could look like, without fear. Practice free-writing in your journal + see what comes out.
Treat Yourself:  An earthy, meditative candle to inspire quiet moments with your inner voice. A beautiful journal to inspire free-writing. A daring lip tint or cheek stain, to support bold energy outside of your comfort zone.



5.24.2017

Cosmos | New Moon In Gemini

Today’s New Moon in Gemini is a potent Super New Moon - it’s the closest the moon will be to earth all year. With a second Super New Moon coming in June, things may feel intense over the coming weeks with a double hit of strong lunar energy.
The Moon is associated with our inner world – our deepest emotions. It has a way of bringing our subconscious to the surface. While challenging, this also opens the gates to profound change.
This New Moon falls in Gemini, our thought driven sign. The Moon always speaks to our intuition + innermost voices – and with Gemini’s energy - we are focused on our thoughts + how we have been communicating to ourselves, each other + the world. This moon is here to teach us our thoughts don’t really belong to us. Imagine your thoughts as a stream washing over you – and the thoughts we gravitate towards are the ones in alignment with the vibrations we are emitting.
Practice being the observer of your thoughts + remember not to identify with them. Our ability to think is a powerful tool + helps us make wise, informed choices – but we are not our thoughts. Practice deep grounding + centering – connect to your body + let your intuition be louder than your head.
The universe gives us a challenge to teach this lesson. Venus’ relationship to Pluto this month triggers annoying situations in love + finances. Control issues may arise in existing relationships. Tension may come to the surface + result in manipulative behavior. At the root of such behavior is deep fear or insecurity about not feeling loved or valued. Ask yourself – are these feelings rooted in truth + how do I liberate myself? Do I need to step away from this situation or do I need to adjust my relationship towards it?  
The universe will support us in this transformation - the Sun’s relationship to the Moon this month gives us an invigorating burst of energy + initiative. As we question old habits, we naturally search for new ways to make progress + move into our future.
We all have the ability to empower ourselves + choose how we experience our flow of life. We all have the power to choose the thoughts we listen to. Mother Moon is giving us an opportunity to reprogram the way we think – or the relationship we have to our thoughts. And when we master our thoughts, we will be able to master our life.
This New Moon:
Theme: Let your heart + gut speak louder than your head.

How: Connect to your physical body + practice listening to it. Yoga (or any mind/body exercise) is a powerful tool. Meditation to quiet the mind’s chatter + connect to intuition.

Treat Yourself:  Rainbow Fluorite, a grounding crystal to help quiet the mind’s chatter. Luxurious, earthy scrubs + oils – to pamper + connect with your body.

5.10.2017

Cosmos | Full Moon In Scorpio


Today’s full Moon in Scorpio is aptly nicknamed the “Flower Moon” – with April showers (literally + figuratively) bringing “May flowers”.

The Moon represents our innermost needs – with this month’s moon in Scorpio, we crave deep, intimate connections. We need to feel known, heard + seen. But before we can truly be seen by another, we must connect with ourselves.


Support comes from the Moon's positioning with Pluto - encouraging us to journey into the depths of our own psyche. We may feel a little vulnerable + insecure, due to a challenging Mars positioning. But the universe offers support with the Full Moon trine Neptune + intuition is high. Trust your inner voice.


Work on connecting to self - make sure your goals are clear + yours. Sometimes our ambitions come from complicated dynamics with others or a desire to be valued. Be mindful not to give your power away in the pursuit of love + appreciation. The Moon trine Chiron offers support in healing these difficult parts of our psyche + clearing inner voices that are not our own.

Mercury + Uranus are in a high frequency aspect – pushing us further into a long-standing wake up call. Flashes of deep knowing stimulate the desire to break free of patterns no longer serving us.


Juno conjunct Pluto speaks to the power of commitment. What would it take to commit to your own vision + stand up for what you truly believe in? How can you change (Pluto) the contract (Juno) with yourself +/or others in order to live your truth. The opportunity is there, but you have to take the first step. Deep down, you know what is right for you. Trust yourself.


This full moon:

Theme: Connect to self + get clear with your personal goals.

How: Quiet moments alone (walking, journaling, meditating).

Treat yourself: Beautiful, earthy scents to foster self love. Crystals to support energy + meditation.


5.04.2017

Lily Muse | Meet: Jordan


When choosing our models, we look for women with an innate sense of style to bring life to our clothes. We love seeing women WEAR our clothes, not the other way around. Jordan's laid back, confidence in her own-skin is  a part what drew us to her. We love her comfortable energy + warmth...



6 SENSES Q&A:

SEE - Define your personal style in 3 adjectives:

Fun
70's tom boyish
Authentic

HEAR - A sound you love + why?

"You're So Good To Me" by The Beach Boys - because it makes me happy.




TASTE - A favorite to cook right now?

Salad. Lettuce and vegetables from my garden. So crisp and fresh!

SMELL - Your favorite scent + why?

Diptyque candles - Philosykos Eau De - Fig leaves and wood, white cedar...

TOUCH What is your skincare routine?

I always wash morning and night with a white wash cloth to clean skin, and sometimes with the foaming wash from Glossier.

INTUITION Do you have an activity or practice, that’s only purpose is to bring light to your life?

Going to the ocean is meditation in itself. Yoga is a must for me a few times a week, I also love tarot cards and practice regularly at home and making collage art on chill nights in.