How To Set Up A Crystal Grid for the January 20/21 Supermoon Full Moon Lunar Eclipse


“For within your flesh, deep within the center of your being, is the undaunted, waiting, longing, all-knowing. Is the ready, able, perfect. Within you, waiting its turn to emerge, piece by piece, with the dawn of every former test of trial and blackness, is the next unfolding, the great unfurling of wings, the re-forged backbone of a true Child of Light.” 
~ Jennifer DeLucy

One of the things I have always loved to do is to construct a crystal grid to sit out under the sky and absorb all of the energies from the celestial bodies above, as well as the grounded, cleansing and empowering energies of the earth. I place my working and personal stones within the grid, as well as stones for students and for my future Retreats. I’ll often add jewellery too, including pearls. I may even add my singing bowls to be charged.

Right now, with the approaching Supermoon Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of January 20/21 is a perfect time to capitalise on these energies. Set up your grid any time before the 20th, and leave it out for up to a week. Or if you really want to supercharge and anchor these energies leave your grid set up until February 5 and take it down after the energy of the New Moon.

How to Construct a Simple Grid:

To make a basic grid choose a shape to outline a space – think circle, square, triangle or rectangle. Use crystals to anchor the corners or to outline the circle OR use a central anchor stone and then radiate patterns out from that central stone. Spirals can be great for that. If you create a shape whose centre is empty you can place yourself, any other stones, pearls or jewellery in the centre to be charged up within the grid. Energise the grid first before placing items inside. Feel free to also use shells, leaves and flowers in your grid construction.

Energise the grid by running white light into it. You can do this with your hands, or just visualise a stream of white light from the Universe coming in to activate your grid.

Where to set up your Grid:

If you have the space set the grid up on the ground in your yard. You need open sky above you, or a place where moonlight and sunlight will reach. Make sure it is somewhere secure and safe. You could also set it up on a large rock, on a flat cut tree stump, or on a timber deck or table. Crystals and items that might not like rain or moisture can be placed inside a covered glass bowl, jar or bottle to protect them from the elements.

Don’t have any of those? Fill a tray with sand or rice and build your grid on top of that. Try to avoid using salt as a grid base because it can erode some stones. You can also place your grid on a deck, windowsill or balcony.

Creating a Devotional Crystal from the Supermoon Eclipse Energies

This eclipse is the ‘Night of the Luminous Soul‘. It gifts us the capacity to become calm warriors in our families and communities. The eclipse heralds energies of courage, clarity, determination, resilience, patience and empathy. We realise that we are not our struggle, and we can choose to align ourselves with solutions and actions that will change the face and future of our world, starting right now. It is a time for revelations and breakthroughs, for divine inspiration and conscious creativity. It is a time for hope and optimism.

If you would like to make intentional use of these astrological energies, you can use a quartz-based crystal, chosen specifically for this purpose.  The crystals will absorb the energetic qualities of the Lunar Eclipse and will be powerful transformational tools for your journey.

The Devotional Stone will assist with:

  • bringing outdated thought patterns, fears and negative thoughts and behaviours to the surface where they can be cleared and healed
  • developing a clear connection to the Earth
  • stepping into our natural wisdom and intuition
  • moving out of apathy and into action
  • improving communication and co-operation between our heads and hearts
  • encouraging cycles of growth, expansion and sustainable ethical abundance
  • facilitating breakthroughs that bring clarity, clear direction and drive towards positive action in areas that use our talents and gifts
  • heart opening and open communication with others
  • spiritual and psychic opening and awareness
  • connection to our physical body and its real needs
  • deepening calm and inner peace
  • activating our natural leadership skills

Suitable crystals will include:

  • any form of clear quartz; including Tibetan quartz, rutilated or tourmalinated quartz, and herkimer diamonds
  • Smoky quartz
  • Milky Quartz
  • Amethyst
  • Rose quartz
  • Citrine
  • Aventurine
  • Agate
  • Jasper
  • Carnelian
  • Chalcedony
  • Tigers Eye
  • Onyx
  • Any stone you are deeply drawn to and feel a deep conection with

This can be a crystal you wear, or one you hold or have in your space.  You can also charge up more than one, so that you have a few to work with and choose from.

Method:

You’ll need to create a simple crystal grid. Activate and energise your Grid. Then say a simple prayer to bless the sacred space.

Then place any jewellery or crystals within the grid.

Once you are happy with the placement of crystals and other items, say the following words:

I honour the Moon, the Sun and the Spheres.  I invite the vibration of these Celestial Bodies to Bless and Energise my offerings. I open myself to wisdom, healing and Light.  I open myself to my Path, and welcome the opportunity to be of service. I am ready to be all that I came to this life to be.

Leave the grid in place for a minimum of twenty-four hours, including the daylight hours of January 21.  

Once you have pulled the grid down, your crystals and jewellery are ready to use.  

Embrace this beautiful energy that is coming via the Eclipse.  We have chosen this lifetime for ourselves, and it is no accident that we are here right now to help and contribute using our talents, gifts and passion. Live from your heart, and open to being all that you came here to be.  It’s time! 

All my love, Nicole ♥ xx

*PS – if you head over to my store, I’ve bundled together four powerful guided downloadable meditations and created a companion workbook to support you as you work with these celestial energies. The Stardust Connection Meditation Bundle will help you to connect with and explore Earth Energies, Ancestor Energies, your Solar Plexus energies and personal power, and the Stardust Energies. There is over an hour’s worth of Guided Meditations and a 38-page workbook. The workbook holds specific instructions for using the four guided meditations, as well as journalling activities and reflection/awareness exercises.

The material in the Stardust Connection Meditation Bundle can be used at any time over the next four years, and beyond. My intention with this bundle is to help you become confident in your direction, your intuition, and your contribution to the unfolding history of the world and humanity. To access the bundle or to learn more about it go to my store or click on this link.

The Shop Is Live And 2019 Membership Is Open!

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”  Mother Teresa

Lovelies, the Shop is open!

We have limited amounts of our beautiful Meditation Mala (which comes with a free course that teaches you how to use it!), our YOM 2019 Planner, and our various planner and support packs.

We have unlimited amounts of our Yearly Membership and Monthly Membership Subscriptions.

If you’re impatient you can head over to the shop now by clicking this link.

The next four years 2019 – 2022 are significant for our personal and spiritual evolution, as well as for the evolution of our planet. I thought long and hard about the best way to support your growth over that time and have decided that beefing up the content in my membership area was the best way to help you grow, adapt and step more fully into your authenticity and the life-path you chose for yourself pre-birth. You’ll see this membership group evolve into an Academy of Learning over the next twelve months so that my team and I (human and energetic) can serve you the best way I know how.

My membership space is a place where I can walk you through the year, explain all the aspects of the month ahead and the crystals we’ve chosen, where I do special webinars with my tribe to teach you new skills and share important information, and where I channel with my guides in live webinars, and answer your questions and provide general support. I often jump into our private Facebook group to pull cards and bring through messages for our members too. And did I mention what an incredible, loving and supportive space our YOM Community is? There is real friendship and belonging there. It’s a safe space, a heart space, and a place for great personal transformation. I totally heart it!

The format of YOM is constantly evolving. In 2019 you will have access to the foundation YOM online course as well as twelve free additional mini-courses and live events over the next year as well as our wonderful private Facebook group.

There are yearly subscription and monthly subscription options. Our Planner, Mala, and a range of physical support materials and packs and online courses are available too. And there’s time for them to get to you before Christmas as our Elvish helpers (Trish, Ben, Chelsi, Love, the dogs and me) get ready to stuff packages and race them to the post (complete with extra Christmas treats because we love you!).

So very proud of what the team has created this year, and I’m thrilled to share it all with you.

Biggest hugs and love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

The link for the shop is here too!

A Gorgeous Assortment of Crystals!

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

 

I’m surrounded by crystals right now.

Many of them I’ll holding in meditation so I can channel the meaning of them, ready for my Pop-Up Store and workshops in early November.

Some of them I’m channelling and putting aside to be allocated as part of the packs I’ll put together for my Year of ME Planner. For those people who want one, I’ll choose one of the stones specifically for them, as their meditation stone and gratitude anchor for 2019.

It’s my favourite time of the year, when my home is overflowing with crystals, magical things, essential oils and workshop preparations, and behind all of that the scents of Christmas baking. What’s not to love?

And here’s a sneak preview of something I’m absolutely thrilled about…

It’s a mala I have designed to support you during the energies of 2019 and beyond. Each of the crystals of the month in our 2019 Planner is represented in this mala, which has been lovingly made for me using fair-trade craftswomen in India who have hand-knotted the malas using gemstones and rudraksha, before having them blessed in a Hindu temple. The malas then sit in an energy grid on my farm where I meditate with them before they are ready for you to use in your own meditations. Their energy is incredible and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Both the printed edition of the planner and the mala are a limited release, so be ready to pre-order yours soon! I know you’ll just love them.

Biggest hugs to you from here amidst the stones, Nicole ❤ xx

So Many Treasures!

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” 
AnonymousHoly Bible: King James Version

I’m putting the finishing touches on our pop up shop stock which opens on Friday in Brisbane.

The past few days have been spent channelling crystals and putting their messages onto cards or packing boxes full of treasure. I’ve pulled out crystal stock that I’ve had for over twenty years, as well as some stunning new pieces from Tibet, Nepal, Greenland, Iceland, Congo, Afghanistan, Iran and Mexico.

I have Tibetan singing bowls, prayer shawls and an incredible array of tarot and oracle cards – over 300 decks to choose from. Some old favourites but so many new ones. I’ll be on hand all day Friday to advise you about which ones will work best for you, and how to use them. There are journals and jewellery, crystals and talismans, incense and all manner of other delights for your spiritual journey too.

I can’t wait to share them with you!

And then of course there are all of the materials for my two one-day workshops. It’s not too late to join us. I’ll share all the details again, down below. See you soon!

Much love, Nicole  xx

June Workshops and Pop Up Shop:
If you’re looking for some extra support for your spiritual journey come check out my upcoming Pop Up Shop, Channelling Night and One Day Workshops in Brisbane 29 June to July. Our pop up shop runs from Friday to Sunday.  On Friday night we have a channelling and guided meditation evening.
On Saturday June 30 I’ll be teaching
 Foundation Spiritual Practices (the things I used to develop my own psychic and intuitive skills, self-awareness and compassion), and on Sunday July 1 I’ll teach Meditation and Mala Making (this second workshop is brilliant if you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, stuck or suffering from anxiety or depression). No matter what level you’re at I’ll have something for you on my program. More details here!

 

 

So Much Excitement ‘Cos… NEW CRYSTALS ARE COMING!!!

“I’m an adventurer, looking for treasure,” he said to himself.” 
Paulo Coelho

I have a friend who is an adventurer. Dan is his name, and we met at university a long, long time ago. Dan is the kind of guy who packs a rucksack, buys a ticket to some obscure destination and then starts walking. He is that old-fashioned kind of off-the-beaten-track traveller who almost seems to exist in a parallel dimension, so different is his life to most people I know. He’ll travel by mule train, bus, jeep, cargo boat, ferry, motorbike or river raft. He goes deep into countries most people fear to travel. He looks like a bearded nomad and is burned bronze, lean-limbed and able to communicate in several languages and dialects.

Dan and I came to a happy agreement some years ago. He loves to look for treasure, and in his distant past he was a geologist. For a crystal-loving girl like me Dan is a dream come true! Our relationship is this: I give him a wad of cash, he goes off on his adventures, I hear little or nothing from him and then three months or six months or a year later he comes home again and he has swapped my money for rocks, minus a little he’s used for living expenses.

Dan’s been gone since November last year, but I’m catching up with him on Saturday to collect his latest haul of crystals for me. I can’t wait to see what treasures he’s unearthed, and they come just in time for my Brisbane pop-up shop at the end of the month (details here).

I feel like a kid at Christmas, staying up to wait for Santa!

I promise I’ll post pics when we’ve unwrapped all the goodies he has for us.

Much love, Nicole ❤ xx

PS – Pop Up Shop and June Workshops:
All my gorgeous new crystals will be available at my upcoming Pop Up Shop!

If you’re looking for some extra support for your spiritual journey check out my upcoming Pop Up Shop, Channelling Night and One Day Workshops in Brisbane 29 June to July.

The Pop Up Shop runs over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Workshops are over Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday June 30 I’ll be teaching Foundation Spiritual Practices (the things I used to develop my own psychic and intuitive skills, self-awareness and compassion), and on Sunday July 1 I’ll teach Meditation and Mala Making (this second workshop is brilliant if you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, stuck or suffering from anxiety or depression). No matter what level you’re at I’ll have something for you on my program. More details here!

All details are on my EVENTS tab at the top of my blog post or here at this link.

Year of ME 2018 Planner News!

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller

 

It’s almost here – our Year of ME Planner for 2018! ME stands for Manifesting Energies, and I have created this Planner as a support tool to help grow you, your dreams, your spiritual connection and your wise intuitive self.

The picture above is of our A4 size Planner, which will be available on Saturday 16 December as a digital download.

For the first time ever we will also have A5 copies this year; they are being finished at the printer as we speak, and they are gorgeous – full colour, jam-packed with information and activities, and small enough to slip into your bag and take with you wherever you go (unless your bag is one of those that fits only a credit card and a lipstick!).

We’ve got crystal packs of the 24 stones that will be used in the Planner for the year ahead. These crystal packs contain Rose Quartz Devotional Stones that were in my 2012 Transit of Venus supergrid – a huge crystal grid at my farm, and Clear Quartz Programmed Crystals from my Ancestors and Songlines Grid of 2016, which grew into an enormous anchoring grid  for the energies of this new era, so they are super special. Here’s a picture of the almost finished grid from back in 2016.

Best of all, there is another year of my online Community. If you buy the Year of ME Membership option you have access to a wonderful community of people, as well as a year of information, activities, webinars and sharing. Our community has loving christened the Planner the YOM Planner, and we who use the Planner are now known as the YOMMERS. My membership space is a place where I can walk you through the year, explain all the aspects of the month ahead and the crystals we’ve chosen, where I can do special webinars with my tribe to teach you new skills and share important information, and where I channel with my guides in live webinars, and answer your questions and provide general support. And did I mention what an incredible, loving and supportive space my YOM Community is? There is real friendship and belonging there. It’s a safe space, a heart space, and a place for great personal transformation. I totally heart it!

I’ll also be launching my next year of YOMpreneur – a coaching and support space for my YOMMERS who are also entrepreneurs (or would like to be). This year I’ve proudly watched as YOMpreneurs have launched websites and programs and exhibitions and pilot products and all kinds of other wonderful growth. In fact I’m so proud of what they’ve achieved and I have so much faith in their products and services that I will be championing them here on the blog next year, introducing you to what they have created and are offering in the world.

I’ll have the crystals packs and the A5 Planner for sale at my weekend pop up shop, and will be officially launching everything on Friday night. Then my store will go live on Saturday morning. I’m so excited and proud to be able to share this year’s offering for 2018, and I’d like to give a huge shout-out to my team – Dana Hartnell, Chelsi Angeles, Love Pascual and Rebekah Turner – for making such a beautiful Planner and getting the hard-copy over the line in time for Christmas.

I’d love to have you join us in 2018, or simply buy my Planner and work through it on your own at home. I know it can help transform your life!

Biggest love and hugs, and an excited little happy dance too, Nicole ❤ xx

The Crystal Farmer of Byron Bay

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

We live on an organic farm, tucked in the hills behind Byron Bay. Our main focus is organic heritage citrus, beef cattle and bush tucker (Bunya nuts and herbs). But we have come to do a very good additional line of earthed and energetically charged crystals.

Our land holds an abundance of ancient trees and wildlife, and expanses of soft green grass and leaf litter where it is possible for me to lay stones out on the earth beneath these trees, or under open skies or where the various animals (eagles, koalas, platypus, wallabies, powerful owls etc) make their homes.

Neighbours have laughingly begun to call me a crystal farmer because I always seem to be planting or harvesting stones as I charge them up for my retreats and workshops.

In the giant shed where Ben houses his tractors I have row upon row of pallet racking, in which there are all of my boxes of stones. The boxes and crates are carefully marked. I have stones that have been in grids through such varied astrological events as the Mars, Saturn, Mercury Venus and Jupiter alignment of 2000 (this was on another farm, under wide open skies and nights crowded with stars) the 2012 Transit of Venus, the total solar eclipse of 2012, a partial solar eclipse in 2014, the transit of Mercury in 2016 and many supermoons and comet showers.

I also have crates for stones that have been in grids such as my 2016 Ancestors and Songlines grid, as well as stones that have been charged with the energies of plants, places and weather.

To do this energetic charging I lay out crystals on the earth (mostly – sometimes I place individual in trees or even in our creeks and waterholes) in various patterns that conform to the principles of sacred geometry, after which I leave them for a prescribed period of time.

Later I go back to harvest them, digging them out of the earth or from between the grass where it has grown long. All the crystals are then cleaned and placed into storage, ready for use.

I even charge up the stones we use in jewellery and mandala making.

Sometimes I play my Tibetan Singing Bowl over them, or I will tone and sing the songs my Aboriginal Aunties or other elders have taught me.

Eventually we harvest the stones. If the grid is very big I will often call upon Ben and our friends or neighbours to assist with bringing up the stones for me to clean and sort. It’s a lot of work, but once they are harvested and stored away they maintain that energy, ready for use at some future date.

Now we have our Crystal retreat, our mini-retreat and workshop, and our Christmas pop up shop and events coming up, as well as the Crystal Packs for our 2018 Year of ME Planner, we’ve been down in the shed for days, sorting and gathering and allocating stones. I’m bringing out some rare and precious ones for my students, and a few for sale.

And already I am planning a gigantic spiral grid of stones for the total lunar eclipse on January 31 in 2018.

So I guess it’s true – I’m a crystal farmer. I like to think of my harvested stones as the seeds that will help you to grow as you seek your own inner space, soul connection and intuitive path.

We’d love to see you at any of our events, or as part of our growing community of like-minded souls in 2018. You can click on the links to view our events for the remainder of this year. Information about our online community and 2018 courses will be available soon. As well as our community and year-long course and support we have an Awakening to Spirituality retreat for waking up your psychic and intuitive abilities in March 2018, and Advanced Channelling and Energy Techniques using Sacred Geometry in August 2018 – contact my wonderful PA Dana to put your name down on the list to receive more info about those on our pre-release list – she’s at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com

I’m really excited to share this journey with you, and I hope that one day you get to hold one of these special stones.

Sending so much love your way, Nicole  xx

 

And the October Stones Winner is…

“Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones – maybe only the stones – understood.”
~ Annie Dillard

 

Hello, Lovelies!

I’ve so enjoyed reading about your creative projects, why you need creative energy and inspiration, and looking at the photos you posted for us here at Cauldrons and Cupcakes as part of our October Stones giveaway.

After much deliberation, the winner of the October Meditation Stones is…

SATISHA YOUNG

Congratulations, Satisha! Can you please contact Chelsi at chelsi@cauldronsandcupcakes.com with your contact details and postal address?

We’ll get these stones to you soon, Satisha. I know you’re going to love them!

I’ll be giving away a set of stones every month between now and December, so there are still more chances for you to win. Stay tuned and I’ll tell you about November’s stones next week.

Biggest love and hugs to all of you, Nicole   xoxo

10 Reasons Why You Need My End-Of-Year Retreat!

“Reach deep within, and reconnect with the essence of your being.” 
~  Bryant McGill

 

Do you need some time for recharging, reconnecting and being re-inspired? In late November I’ll be running my final residential retreat for 2017 in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. It’s a special time of year for my team and I. We plan this retreat, no matter what the content focus might be, as a week of Soul Sanctuary – time for self-nurture, friendship, reflection, planning and the foundation of some truly life-changing habits.

This year’s theme is ‘Working With Crystals’.

Here are 10 reasons why you might need to be a participant on this retreat:

  1.  If you’ve always wanted to meditate and you don’t know how, or can’t seem to get into that space on your own, come join us. I’ll teach you a range of simple meditation techniques, including using crystals in meditation. You’ll also get to make a meditation mala to take home with you!
  2. If you are attracted to crystals, and own a few, but have no idea what to do with them, we can help you. This retreat is a Crystals 101 course – aimed at building a solid foundation of skills to help you choose, use and enjoy working with crystals in lots of different and helpful ways. Meditations, grids, mandalas, healing stones and talismans – we explore it all.
  3. If you want to explore and develop your psychic and intuitive skills in a safe and supportive environment, we’ll walk you through the basics and a few extra little steps, using easy and straight-forward methods.
  4. If you’d like to learn how to use tarot and oracle cards intuitively, to give readings for yourself and others, even if you’ve never done anything like this at all, come hang out with us. (And don’t worry if you’re already great at this because I’ll have some new insights for the old hands!)
  5. If you’ve ever used bush flower, bach or crystal essences, and wanted to learn how to make them for yourself, we’ll be showing you at retreat. You’ll take some home in your toolkit, and be gifted one made by Nicole just for you!
  6. If you’ve been interested in reiki or hands-on healing and energy work, but don’t know what to do, we’ll be teaching you some really simple techniques you can use for yourself, your loved ones and your pets.
  7. If you’d love a week of seasonal organic local ingredients, showcasing the best that the Byron Shire has to offer, lovingly prepared as high-vibration meals cooked by our own personal chef and her team – so that you leave retreat feeling healthy, nurtured and well nourished – this retreat is for you.
  8. If you’re hankering for connection with like-minded people, the chance to make new friends, and to work with a teacher who mentors you and holds space for you to be your very best self, a teacher who goes above and beyond in her connection with you, we’re your people. Come join us.
  9. If you want to actually make things, feel things and engage your heart and hands, you’ll love this very practical and hands-on retreat.
  10. If you want next year to be different, and to make the most of the energies of 2018, you need this retreat. 2018 is fast approaching, and its heart-centred energies support connection, collaboration, communication and community. It will be a year for expressing ourselves in the world, for starting and growing life-changing projects, for truly becoming more and offering more of our gifts, talents and wisdom. This Retreat will help you to understand the energies and opportunities of 2018, and get you started with a plan, a full spiritual tool-kit and a personal session with Nicole, focusing on how to make the most of the year ahead.

And did I mention crystals? Such a wonderful array to work with, and some special stones to take home!

My retreats are much more than just a learning environment. They are a safe place for your Soul to evolve. They are a coming together of like-minded people for sharing and connection, and they are a journey that will accelerate your understanding of and love for yourself and your place in the world.

You’ll go home after Retreat relaxed, well-fed (the food is divine!), energised and with a full toolkit of crystals, a solid spiritual practice for your own ongoing development, new friendships, peace in your heart, and a warm glow from being nurtured, supported and revitalised.

This week will suit everyone from complete beginners to those of you who are advanced in your personal or professional practice. It’s also a week where you will be able to recharge after the big year that 2017 has been, and where you will be able to prepare yourself for the new year and all its possibilities.

To find out more email my wonderful PA, Dana Hartnell, directly at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com and she’ll send you some more information and an Expression of Interest form just as soon as she can.

We look forward to having you join us for a very special and transformative experience.

Much love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

 

Quiet Time And Spiritual Practices

“Find your bones. Believe in what you are.” 
Grace Sara

 

I’m taking a little quiet time this morning. Pulling some cards. Meditating with favourite crystals and my mala beads. Writing in my journal. Afterwards, I’ll go for coffee and an early breakfast with my beloved Ben, Cafe Dog, and maybe a friend or two if anyone is awake and available.

These early morning spiritual practices and rituals have helped me enormously in my life. They’ve taught me about myself, gifted me much more compassion, kindness and  wisdom, and opened me up psychically. All of them are easy to master, but can take you very deeply into a place of connection and self-understanding. I’ll be teaching these foundation skills in my upcoming ‘Soul Sanctuary – Working With Crystals’ Retreat in Byron Bay.

I’ll be sharing a little more about this retreat tomorrow, but if you’d like more information in the meantime, you can find it here.

Wishing you a peaceful journey today, wherever life’s road takes you,

Much love, Nicole xx