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.
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.


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


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.


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?


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


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).


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


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.