FROM THE ONOLLA FILES

Moon musings for April

by EMMA HOWARTH, Onolla's Moon Editor

This month starts as it means to go on with a fresh start new moon in fiery Aries on 1 April. Dynamic, go-getting Aries is the first sign of the zodiac bringing the kind of positive energy we’ve been hanging out for to the table as 2022 hits its stride. 

Create your own 1 April Aries new moon ritual:

• Spend a few moments tuning in to what you really want to call in to your life right now.

• Harness the fire sign energy of Aries by sparking up a bonfire or lighting candles.

• Try some free-writing or journaling using the prompt: ‘If success was guaranteed I would…’

• Write a wish list to the universe stating your intentions for the months to come.

• Speak your intentions aloud under the dark new moon sky or write them down and burn them in the flames of your fire.

Expect good vibes, mystical insights and dreamy premonitions when lucky Jupiter and mystical Neptune make a rare meet up in Pisces on 12 April. Swiftly followed by an illuminating full moon in harmonious Libra on 16 April, mid-month is the perfect time to let go of anything that’s no longer serving you.

A Year of Mystical Thinking: Make Life Feel Magical Again, by Emma Howarth
A Year of Mystical Thinking: Make Life Feel Magical Again, by Emma Howarth

A Year of Mystical Thinking: Make Life Feel Magical Again, by Emma Howarth

Onolla

£12.99

'What if you could find inner peace right where you are? No one-way ticket to paradise required...' After a terrible year, feeling burned out and broken, Emma Howarth decided to go on a year-long mystical adventure - from the comfort of her own home. The result was a year that changed everything. A year that turned frantic chaos into life in the slow lane. A year of magic and moonlight and pink sky sunrises. A year fragranced with incense and burning herbs (that sometimes smelled suspiciously illegal)

A Year of Mystical Thinking is Emma's witty and life-affirming account of the year that transformed her world. Each month she introduces a new spiritual practice, with practical, actionable tips - from how to create the perfect vision board to living by the phases of the moon. Join Emma on her journey as she connects with spirit guides in February, obsesses over astrology in August and learns about reiki in November.

Attune to the power of the 16 April Libra full moon:

• Consider ways in which you can bring more harmony and balance to your life.

• Get outside and moon bathe.

• Pay attention to your dreams and signs from the universe.

• Use indulgent products, aromatherapy and candlelight to create your own full moon ritual bath. As the water drains at the end visualise everything you wish to let go of disappearing down the drain.

• Write a manifestation wish list, the bolder the better.

• Make space for everything you wish to bring into your life by writing down the things you want to release and burning the paper to ash.


To top things off, this month offers up a second new moon (this time a partial eclipse) on 30 April to help you really level up your life. This one is in earthy Taurus inviting all of us to consider our values, priorities and sense of self worth. New moons are great for sowing seeds and setting intentions but eclipses often bring revelations and surprises. Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings as April draws to a close.

Rose Quartz Beauty Restorer
Rose Quartz Beauty Restorer
Rose Quartz Beauty Restorer
Rose Quartz Beauty Restorer

Rose Quartz Beauty Restorer

Hayo'u

£42.00

According to Chinese medicine, rose quartz is believed to tonify the heart qi, which makes it the ideal skincare choice. A strong heart helps to maintain healthy blood flow and circulation, which ensures that the skin gets all the nourishment it needs. The morning is the optimal time of day to use the Beauty Restorer Rose, working with the body’s natural energy patterns for the rest of the day.One of the magical benefits of rose quartz is its’ cooling properties – especially if you keep it in the fridge – making it the perfect solution for sensitive or reactive skin. For best results, use with the Hayo'u Beauty Oil or any of our other face oils.

Use this rejuvenating crystal to wake up and soothe skin. Improve energy flow, support circulation and lymphatic drainage, lift, plump and sculpt, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because of its cooling properties, it is the ideal choice for sensitive or inflamed skin. The perfect morning skincare choice.

Make magic on the 30 April Taurus new moon eclipse:

• Take time to consider your priorities in life right now and notice what limiting beliefs you’re carrying around with you.

• Try a guided meditation for magical new moon insights.

• Join a new moon ritual on or offline.

• Intuitively choose a crystal to support your new moon ritual and look up its properties afterwards.

• Write down everything you wish to bring in to your life and sleep with it under your pillow.

 • Ask your dreams to show you a sign that you’re on the right path.

Find Peace

The Peace Candle brings uplifting harmony for your mind, heart and soul. Light it whenever you need a moment of tranquility on a busy day, or as you sit down to meditate. Its woody and calming scent guides you to the stillness, clarity and composure deep within your soul. Take a deep breath in, and let go of any unwanted energy as you exhale.

Amethyst Gemstone which is known as ‘nature’s tranquiliser’, gives you a deep sense of peace. It calms your nerves, helps you relax, and promotes deep sleep. It can also bring back a healthy balance in your energy. Passionflower & Lime Flower which is known for its sleep aiding properties, resets your senses and promotes comfort. Passionflower calms your mind, while Lime Flower relieves restlessness.

Peace Scented Candle
Peace Scented Candle
Peace Scented Candle
Peace Scented Candle
Peace Scented Candle
Peace Scented Candle
Peace Scented Candle
Peace Scented Candle

Peace Scented Candle

Kalmar

£28.00
Crystal Clear Smelling Salts
Crystal Clear Smelling Salts

Crystal Clear Smelling Salts

Therapie

£32.00

These bright energising crystal salts help to inspire, lifting your energy and spirits when they’re flagging.

DAILY IMMERSION: Open jar and hold the smelling salts at about chin level. Inhale deeply two or three times. For a deeper, ongoing stimulus whilst you work leave the jar open next to you on your desk. Refresh the crystal salts with one of two drops of the essence every two weeks.

DEEP IMMERSION: For a creativity-enhancing ritual, you can use the Crystal Clear salts as a sharpening tool in a desk-based short creative mediation. Rest the open smelling salts jar on the desk in front of you and take three deep breaths to enable the aromatherapy molecules to disperse and work their magic. 

Key dates for April

1 April – New moon in Aries // 12 April – Jupiter/Neptune in Pisces // 16 April – Full moon in Libra // 19 April – Taurus season begins // 29 April – Pluto retrograde begins // 30 April – New moon eclipse in Taurus

Attune to the moon with Onolla’s Moon Editor, Emma Howarth

Join Emma online for a one-to-one consultation to help you tune in to the power of the moon. Discover your moon sign, learn how to harness the different phases of the moon and indulge in a moon meditation to ignite your intuition. Sessions last one hour and are tailored to individual needs and requirements, featuring card pulls, chart analysis and personalised recommendations. Book through Onolla or directly with Emma who can be found on Instagram @mysticalthinking. Sessions are £150 for one hour.