Swaay Stories - Cosmos and Creation
I love astrology and the information that the cosmos contain to help guide us and navigate life. I value taking moments outside of life’s hustle and bustle, to pause and check in with the planets and reflect back onto my life with that information in mind.
There are at least two times a month I like to do this, and perform rituals to mark each occasion. With each month’s New and Full moons, I gather a few crystals, light some intense or clear my energy space with Palo Santo. I do a small guided or quiet meditation and then journal what I’d like to manifest for the next couple weeks during the new moon, and what I am releasing during the full moon. A way to help you remember this is by thinking – after the Full Moon, we see it getting smaller, so you’re “releasing” what is no longer serving you… And, after the New Moon – it starts to grow again, so you are “calling in” or building the ideas to take shape.
These intentions could be anything at all, you don’t have to overthink it. Mainly I value this ceremonial practice as a time to just pause, reflect on what is currently coming up for me, and to connect with the brilliance of the moon as the ultimate time keeper.
We are currently in the time of the Lion’s Gate Portal which is one of the most potent times for manifesting. The portal began to open on July 28th with the most manifestation power coming up on August 8th. The portal closes on August 12th. The Lion’s Gate Portal is when the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, aligns with the Sun and the Earth. Mystics say that when these planets and the Sirius star align, it infuses the earth with extra energy and light and creates a powerful portal for expediting goals and transformation. So during this period, take some time to connect with what your heart desires, set goals, maybe a time table with these goals, and manifest!
Swaay came into fruition through manifestation and action. I spent a lot of time thinking about the brand, visualizing what it would look like, and talking about it with friends. I set timelines and goals and eventually manifested Swaay! Two of my prints are inspired by the cosmos; “Celestial” and my newest print drop, “Symbols”. The Celestial print is a reflection of the beautiful astrological tapestry of sun, moon and stars that shine down on us and guide our way. And Symbols is a mix of sacred spiritual imagery, crystals, moons and stars fit for the ultimate Cosmic Queen.