Full Moon Ritual

Full moon Ritual

As the full moon is upon us, it’s time to reflect and release those things that no longer serve us. Let go of what you no longer need in your life or any aspect of yourself that you may have outgrown. The moon, being the closest astronomical mass to Earth, has a profound effect on us. When the moon is full, it is at its high tide of power, amplifying energies. The moon traditionally represents the emotional, nurturing, creative and feminine aspect of our lives. When the energy is intense and as powerful as this, it enables you to take action, have you ever felt a pull or an urge leading up to the full moon? Many people feel this intensifying energy, it is a sign that you may need to release energies that no longer serve you, and you can do this by performing a Full moon ritual.

The full moon period is a great time to take action towards your new moon intentions you made two weeks prior and is a great opportunity for some self-reflection. The full moon can shed some light on what could be holding you back and what needs to be released that’s standing in your way .

A Full Moon ritual is a powerful way to invoke the intention of releasing and Letting go. You can purge yourself of any old identities, frame of mind, attitudes, behavior and situations. You may wish to take an inventory of thoughts and beliefs no longer serving you, clean out your possessions. Remember, you can release anything emotionally, physically, mentally or spiritually.  Release any addictions such as food or drama, emotional vampires,  unhappiness in your job , relinquishing suffering involved in hurtful relationships.

You can also seek guidance from your spirit guides or angels to help highlight what is ready to be shed from your life. Tools to help you connect with your guides include oracle cards, journaling and automatic writing, or mediation. Trust the guidance that comes to you, your gut instincts are usually right.

Write down all the things you wish to release and give thanks for what it’s already served. After writing them down you can visualise them being released and healed, do this by performing your ritual sitting under the moon or at a window with the moon shining down.

 What you need

Pen, paper, lighter, candle, small bowls (if you intend on burning your notes) , water, sage and other personal objects such as crystals.

  1. Create a sacred space. Find a quiet, clutter free place to sit, place crystals or other special tokens around you.
  2. Clear your energy. Burn sage and clear your energy space, or you can imagine standing under a silver or bright white waterfall of pure light and allow all negative and lower energies to be cleared away.
  3. Light the candle, Take a few deep breaths, center yourself and then begin to write on the piece of paper what you wish to release from your life
  4. When you have finished your list, sign and date the page.
  5. Go into your heart space/chakra and declare “I now let this go. I ask you angels to please take this list for healing and transmutation, and I thank you, Amen.” Then place the piece of paper over the candle allowing the flame to light your page, you then place it in the bowl and watch as the flames consume and release your request to the universe for healing.
  6. Use your intuition to guide you. You may just want to sit under the moon and read your list aloud, or with a lit candle and not burn your page. You may want to meditate on what to let go of. Just the intention of releasing and letting go can work.

Just remember… our words have power. Saying – “Be Gone” audibly and loudly can be very freeing. Thank the spirits and angels. Be safe and don’t forget to have some fun.

 

Written by Andy Jackman x

 

 

 

Mercury retrograde

 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MERCURY RETROGRADE

“ What does Mercury Retrograde mean”

You may have heard your friends say, “Oh, no, Mercury is in retrograde again!” And you may have wondered what in the world are they talking about… I know my best friend gives me that look every time I mention Mercury… Well no more confusion and don’t panic if you don’t know astrology, im no Nostradamus myself but here are a few key facts and a quick rundown on what you need to know to get you through “ Mercury Retrograde”

If you still have no idea what I’m talking about, here we go… As we know planets are always spinning (and if you didn’t than there is a fun team room fact you can share) Retrograde is when a planet “appears” to stop spinning and move backwards. Don’t worry all planets do this, but when Mercury goes retrograde (up to four times a year for about three weeks at a time) us awesome earthlings feel the full, crappy force of it.

Even people whom “don’t believe in astrology” or all that other mumbo jumbo, new age hippie business often believe in the crazy aftershocks of Mercury retrograde. Why is that you may ask?

It’s because Mercury, is said to be the planet that influences communication, logical thinking and travel. So when the planet goes retrograde (backwards in the sky) all things influenced by Mercury go backwards.

So to explain it simply-

Don’t make any important moves when Mercury is retrograde. Nothing will be settled successfully for the future during these periods,so is not a good time to sign any new contracts or even to shake hands on any new agreements. Do not sign a new lease or close on a house during this time. Anyway you will find it nearly impossible to nail down a plan. It’s also highly unreliable to complete important transactions, access accurate information or make big decisions.

When Mercury retrogrades it is notorious for information and communication being scrabbled. Which causes confusion so don’t forget to clarify information and get feedback when communication with others. Miscommunication is rife during retrograde, so make sure you’re expressing your thoughts, ideas and opinions as clearly as possible. You’ll have to work harder to get your point across.

I advise you that it would not be a good times to do anything involving communications, such as launch a magazine, website (which I just realised I did duh!). Also it is also considered poor time to launch any new endeavours, even if they are not related to the communications industries.

And don’t forget verbal agreements are considered the same as written ones.

Here are some do’s and don’ts to get you through this craycray time…

DON’T initiate anything new

DON’T purchase any BIG items

DON’T forget to check the details

DON’T put your life on hold

DO express yourself extra clearly

DO expect travel delays

DO enjoy a bit of down time

DO finish old projects

So how can we  use Mercury retrograde energy during this time?

Clean out your closet “ trim the fat” , the mercury retrograde energy is fantastic for culling out those unwanted items that gather dust in your wardrobe ‘ they say if you haven’t worn it in the last 6 months be merciless and chuck it, chances are you will never wear it! And don’t worry you will have plenty of planters help

Forgive and forget..

Mercury retrograde encourages us ( sometimes as painful and annoyed as ripping a bandaid off an old wound you thought had healed) or in some cases to tie up loose ends, as we all know bitterness looks ugly on people especially if you are holding onto a grudge towards someone else. Bitterness, negative emotions and bad vibes as well all know is like drinking Poison and waiting for the other person to die… USELESS and honestly it’s make you age terribly so my advise.. It’s time to move on remembering you don’t have to forget but forgive, not for them but for your own peace.

Rejuvenate your living space..

It’s always fun giving your home a makeover, and if you have been thinking about redecorating for a while now is the time, tap into the Mercury retrograde energy and go for it. Your home is a reflection of your fabulous self and there is no better feeling than being proud of your home, it’s an instant confidence boost but remember no BIG PURCHASES during Mercury retrograde so plan plan plan, Rearrange your place , spring clean, jump online and get lost on Pinterest planing and getting creative ideas for your dream home. Toss out the old stuff and donate it to charity ( good karma) or sell it online and make extra cash for when you can start buying up big!

Get nostalgic

Mercury retrograde is the best time to step into a time warp, play that old CD from high school, watch movies you loved as a kid , flick through old photos remember all the times, feel like a kid again when everything was magical!

So sit tight guys, Mercury retrograde luckily only last a few weeks, so use this time to do anything that involves “Re” revise old plans and projects, rearrange , redecorate and revisit any personal issues and feelings that happen to come up during this time , it’s an indication it hasn’t been fully healed. And remember this is not a time to start anything new or sign new contracts. Mercury the messenger is having a mini melt down so expect mixed messages, communication brake downs, technology malfunctions and travel hiccups.

 

Andy Jackman x

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15/8/16 Monday Madness

Monday august 15th 2016

Happy Monday… Today will be a great day , any actions we take today will go down very well. Problems will be solved easily today as the Moon is in Capricorn all day. Capricorn is a no-nonsense sign, grounded, its practical, realistic and goal orientated.

The Moon trines Virgo in Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn today. Pluto in Capricorn allows for change through practicality, change through letting go of old ways of thinking and being sensible and grounded in your new thought process, change through putting the effort in today.  The Moon also tines Mercury in Virgo and Jupiter in Virgo,  so both of those the planet of communication and the planet of luck  are very receptive to people doing practical concrete  work and when you align yourself with that energy and just get down to nitty gritty and get down to business things will go very well for you.

Finally the Moon squares Uranus in Aries. Uranus is the planet that rules surprise and all things unexpected. Its influence is that of heightened frequencies, unpredictable actions and innovate imagination. Uranus’ influences us to break rules and demolish old patterns creating opportunity for sudden radical change.So today there is going to be a fiery spark in the air today, a spark of the unexpected. This gift will only happen  if you put the work in. The universe will surprise you by stepping in and giving you an opportunity as a result of the work you have put in today , something that you would normally never plan for.

Today is a day about getting the work done and reaping the rewards.

This is a Full Moon and a Luna Eclipse week, so some of you may be feeling the build up of the of Luna energies.  Since the full moon pours down a tremendous amount of energy some may feel emotional, impulsive, quick to snap, unable to sleep and well some may see others acting out.

Have a great day
Andy Jackman xx

 

 

 

 

 

11/8/16 Daily grind

Thursday August 11th 2016

QUARTER MOON INTO SAGITTARIUS

Today the Moon moves s into fiery, fun-loving, adventurous Sagittarius. So if today we feel like blowing off some steam or have the need to overindulge our selfs and let our hair down   today is the day.

Life is an adventure today

With the Moon in Sagittarius and a Moon in Mars conjunction happening tonight our emotions can be hot and fiery today.  It’s important to not take any hasty  action or to be instanly over reactive because it could cost you right now. Today having fun and light-hearted healthy outlets is the key.

Jupiter enters Virgo today so over the next week is good for making adjustments as we lead into the Full Moon. Jupiter is the planet of good luck and fortune, but is also the ruler of over indulging and loves excess.  So remember being adventurous and carefree is one thing but being reckless is another…

Quarter Moon energy can make us feel compelled to take action. So whatever New Moon wishes we made last week should be off the ground, get your list out re read them and see what intentions you can take action on.

So today, Have a laugh, be playful, dont over react and go with the flow

Have a great day .

Andy Jackman xx

 

9/8/16 Daily grind

 

Tuesday August 9th 

We are in the last of the Cresent Moon phase as the Moon leaves Libra and enters Scorpio today. Scorpio’s energy is all about things taboo and secret, getting to the bottom of matters in a provocative but  quiet way. Scorpio’s Moon can influence us to be more  passionate, strong-willed, and some what intense and a tad obsessive.

The Moon’s trine to Neptune this afternoon promotes creativity and intuitive insight and this Moon can be very healing if you work with its energies.

Mercury conjoins the north node in Virgo today, this will align our intellect and conscious mind. Today we must pay attention to important details you hear and say, along with any new people you connect with today especially if the raise your vibration or are aligned with your soul purpose say a mentor or guru!

Venus is in Virgo sextiles Juno in Scorpio early this morning which for us means it is a lovely aspect for getting aligned in our relationships with others and with ourselves. We can be confident and clear on what we Do want and what we DON’T want in any relationships in our lives, giving us the energy to find balance.

This week and over the next month will be  bringing major evolutionary energies into our lives. So it is a must for us to stay open to growth and keep moving in new directions!

Take a moment to go back to the wish lists you made at the time of the New Moon,Visualize them, Read them out loud and Think about them already in your life.

Have a great day

Andy Jackman xx

New Moon in Leo 2/8/16

New Moon in Leo

Happy New Moon Day

Today Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, at 4:44 PM EDT is a New Moon in Leo marking the beginning of a new cycle. The Cancer New Moon cycle ends, and the Leo New Moon cycle begins.

The New Moon is Leo will ignite creativity, passion, self-expression, self-love and sovereignty in ourselves and others.

As we know the New  Moon cycle is a  time to make some plans, set intentions, and bring forth manifestations into our life, we use this Luna cycle to set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings. These intentions no matter how little or big as they may be, will come to life in approximately two-week time after the Full Moon occurs and if  it is perfect time to enter your life. So remember your wishes can be as wild as you like and  if you can believe it, you can achieve it

The New Moon has potent Leo energy, we have the chance to make significant changes in our lives. Think about the keywords for Leo, proud , active, authoritative, magnanimous, generous, caring and warm and consider ways in which you can incorporate these traits into your personality.

This is a perfect time for formulating some goals regarding  “all things Leo”. Using the influences of this fire sign concentrate on new ways to enhance your creative endeavors and hobbies. Ignite and improve your romantic life as well as building up your self-confidence and have a healthy pride in yourself.

Today there is also a Saturn/Neptune square – this influence triggers our personal and collective journey surrounding truth and lies, reality and illusion what is really hidden underneath to what we see  on the surface.

Saturn’s supportive trine to the New Moon suggests we should begin our new projects and endeavors gradually, step by step.

Happy New Moon wishing

Written By Andy Jackman xx

 How to create a New Moon ritual

How to create a New Moon Ritual

At each new moon , we can plant seeds for what we want to grow over the next 30 days. It can be literal “seeds” in terms of initiating new activities , meetings , joining a gym, organising importing events or enrolling in a course . Or it can be  symbolic ” seeds” , be creating rituals that help to ground our intentions. Through rituals we bring alive the magic forces that help create our intentions and heart desires.

Every New moon that comes around I use it as a checkpoint for my life, an opportunity to think of my hearts desires and as a self-examination of what I want to change and improve within, and around myself. Its like I get to re write a self “to do list”, it’s a mental, emotional and spiritual clean slate.

So new moons are all about

  • New beginnings
  • New Adventures
  • New Endeavor
  • New relationships
  • Positive changes
  • Optimism Hope and Faith

The New Moon is the perfect time to manifest what you wish to have in your life. It is a wonderful time to introduce new beginnings, projects and desires you wish for.

Setting your New Moon Intentions in Motion

I always begin by setting aside some time by myself at night, as its best done closer to when the moon’s power is full force. Don’t stress if this is not an option…  you can also do this in the morning, take yourself on a coffee date before work (I swear its written in a scared journal that this ritual is best done with the magic power of a coffee and melting moment cookie and if not I think it’s a new tradition that ill be passing on to anyone that will believe me).

Supplies you Need:

  • Notebook
  • Pen and coloured felt tip pens (For doodling and drawing magic unicorns and your new dream swim wear)
  • Your imagination

Optional supplies (That you would find at my New moon ritual)

  • Yummy scented Candle or incense burner, with lavender or peppermint to awaken the third eye and crown chakra,
  • Meditation music or relaxing sounds to help block out outside noise and help you unwind and refocus your energy to the task at hand. Or if silence or rock music is what helps you focus, than by all means I have created some very amazing wishes and intentions with Led Zeppelin playing in the background
  • Hot chocolate for  brain fuel (Because the brain can not store energy, it needs a continuous supply of fuel. As our brains consume 60 percent, or about 450 calories each day of the sugar coursing through our bloodstreams, that’s a justifiable couple of hot chocolates and a candy bar worth of energy)

Traditional ritual Supplies for the old school folks:

  • smudge sticks (Cleanse your sacred area with an opening prayer, a sage smudging)
  • incense 
  • meditation music
  • Crystal grid and/or alter with objects you find sacred or embody physically the goals you would like to achieve.

Here we go….

  • Light one or more candles, maybe create a crystal grid and/or alter with objects you find sacred, or embody physically the goals you would like to achieve like a picture of your camera to help you master photography, a clip of a place you want to visit, a picture of the body you want to achieve  ( through the intention of ercercise and diet trudst me there isnt a magic sure for weightloss).
  • Center your being and calm yourself in whatever way is appropriate for you. Take some deep cleansing breaths, turn on your meditation music to listen to, and/or leisurely sip on a cup of relaxing hot chocolate or herbal tea.
  • Relax, take it slow and let the wish and intentions flow
  • write in detail on what you would like to manifest ( it makes it easier to feel like you already have this when you can see it unfolding in your head in detail.)
  • Once you have finished writing your list, i what you want to manifest in your life remember that its very important to feel like these items are already yours, feel the emotion behind having them.. Happiness , joy, gratitude, motivated, empowerment, hope  and love.
  • It is essential that you keep your thoughts positive as this rises your vibrations. The universe responds to your vibrations like a magnet so happy, pleasant positive emotions carry high vibrations, so the universe will respond by giving you high vibrations gifts in return. Say if you want to attract wealth ,you think positive thoughts about money ( even if you don’t have much) and you focus on what you have not on what you don’t have. Same if you constantly give off low vibrations such as anger, impatience, worry, insecurity, blame and any other  negative thinking you will attract situations and people that reflect those vibrations, for example when something doesn’t work out and get mad and state ” nothing good every happens to me, or  im always the one who gets picked last, no one cares about me, im always get walked over by people, i hate the world” Emotional statements these (especially when you are mad, because you have so much powerful emotion behind saying them) tells the universe thats what yo want and that what you expect so it matches your vibrations. Understand?
  • Now this part is important, once you have set your new moon intentions and read over them, you must not over think or stress how they will come to you, no demanding ” why haven’t’ i got my new bike yet”, you need to trust the universe divine timing , if its meant to be it will be, and if you don’t get what you wished for, maybe it was not the right time for you to have it, I know it took me a few months of wishing for a new bike before one day i got to work and my boss had this cute white bicycle sitting in my office , he said he just bought it for his wife and she went for one rife on it and didn’t like cycling and he thought the bike suited me and how much i would enjoy cycling to work instead of waling each day….
  • When you do get to experience that magical feeling of crossing off an item off your list don’ forget to thank the universe for bringing it to you, after all the power of gratitude excels your power of manifestation

By Andy Jackman x

It should be noted, to keep in mind that our words and thoughts are vibrations, wether our words or thoughts are created subconsciously in positive or negative manor, so any intentions imagined, stated or written down carry power. So take care to really manifest exactly what you would like, by feeling that vibration. The saying “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” rings true here. And remember.. you are not to manifest anything regarding the free will of another person. So you can’t ask the universe to bring you a certain person, as the another person is involved has their own intentions you cannot control what he/she will do, and you cannot ask the universe to force someone to feel or act a certain way about you. So no trying to ask the universe to make Zac Effron to fall madly in love with you…. SIGH

This week in astrology 04/07/16

This week in astrology….

The start of the week we get a New Moon in Cancer. This beautiful manifesting New Moon occurs on Monday, July 4th, 2016, at 7:01 AM EDT

The New Moon in Cancer on July 4, 2016 is the commencement of a new Luna cycle., thus ending the Gemini New Moon. Cycle. This month not only is the Sun is in Cancer, Venus is in Cancer and Mercury is in Cancer. Oh La La.

So what does this mean..

The Sun is in Cancer from June 20-July 22. We Cancerians are very self-protective and do a lot of inward looking, so many of you may experience this energy under this cosmic influence. Emotions run deep with us Cancerians and so any of you could experience the waves and floods of emotions we experience daily for no reason. We are more susceptible to the ups and downs of the Moon; even more so while the Sun is in Cancer. Nurturing and taking care of our loved ones including pets comes into focus. But remember to take some self-care as this cardinal sign often neglects their own needs. I am very guilty of this!! Attentions will be turned into our homes, love nest and most of all our loved ones and families, anything that makes you feel safe and secure.

From June 29-July 13 Mercury is in Cancer. Mercury is the planet that rules communication and thought process. While it resides in the sign of cancer it will be less of the logical mind thinking and reasoning and more gut level way of feeling, thinking, speaking and perceiving. With Mercury in Cancer you wont want to understand or be interested in things on face or surface value instead you will dive into the root of things, on a deep emotional level not a superficial one. Intellect and emotion mix to the point of inseparability.

Venus hmm the planet of love and abundance is in Cancer from June 17-July 12. When Venus is in the sign of Cancer , it is very  nurturing, with elements of  self-protective and  cautiousness , and protectiveness of loved ones, Venus in cancer can also be very fertile.In Cancer, Venus can make us  experience many emotional  ups and downs in love. We become tender,  impressionable , attached,devoted, romantic, Cancer love is warm and sensitive .

Don’t be surprised if you have the urge to be affectionate,caring, over protective, sociable, cuddly, cute and mushy .

Have a great week, happy birthday and happy New Moon to all my Moon children.

Happy Manifesting

Andy Jackman xx

 

Daily Grind 5/5/16

The Moon on Thursday, May 5th, from 12:18 AM EDT, is the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (along with  conjunction to Uranus), until the Moon enters Taurus at 1:11 PM EDT.

     Today  Planetary Stations & Sign

Apr  5, 2016    12:50 PM           Venus enters Aries
Apr  5, 2016     7:09 PM      Mercury enters Taurus

 BALSAMIC MOON INTO TAURUS

As this lunar cycle is ending,  it is a  really great time to let go and move on. It’s also a time for rest and a time to heal. Change is inevitable……energy is always in motion….the wheel of Destiny is always spinning…..be open to the next step! Use the energy of the New Moon approaching to help guide , heal and set positive intentions.

Fun fact for today ~ Jupiter pops out first thing at dusk. It’s the brightest star like object in May and lights up the nighttime until the wee hours of the morning.

Once again, with all this planetary action happening this week ( if you haven’t read my Week Ahead berg click here )  this is a brilliant time to put a stop to any habits that are not good for you. Before you fall into despair over how to survive these astrological and astronomical shenanigans, just  remember that all of these events are simply a call for awareness,lessons,  healing, reevaluation and transmutation .

We are already feeling unbalanced from the turbulent  energy of Mercury Retrograde, and perhaps some of you may be  struggling with relationships as they relate to communication. If there has been a drama with someone and you want to continue the relationship, this is another wonderful time to release upset.

Add to that Mars Retrograde, the planet of war and sex and we shouldn’t be surprised to see sparks flying between partners.It is also a time to end relationships which are not working for you..  For some, those sparks may mean the beginning of new relationships or the renewal of old ones.

So today

  • Give yourself a break.
  • Daydream.
  • Dream big.
  • Go wild in your imagination.
  • Smile to yourself.
  • Watch how you communicate and interact
  • Release any fears, negativity to the Universe for transmutation
  • Talk to your guides

 

~Today’s Daily Oracle Card~

“Wait” – “Don’t rush into action right now. Bide your time for better results
Wait

Don’t rush into action right now. Bide your time for better results!
If you take action now, you’ll miss a window of opportunity that occurs down the road. So wait! Don’t worry, you will know when the time is right to take action because every cell in your body will scream ‘now!’
You are on the verge of receiving new information or guidance that will alter the course of your plans, leading you in a more positive direction.
By waiting for the moment the outcome will be better.

 

Written By Andy Jackman xx

Happy New Astrological Year 2016

Happy New Moon Day and Happy New Astrological New Year Friends..

New beginnings abound with the Moon and Sun in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac…creating the first New Moon of the Astrological New Year! This month  is birthing a new energy deep within your soul, and for some humanity and the planet! This is a wonderful time to initiate a new project, new ideas, start in a new direction, change something about the way you live. This New Moon send your creative intentions out to the Universe! Have courage, be brave  and take a first step into this new and inspiring energy!

Feel the fire of transformation wash over you as it energizes your inner truth and your positive thoughts and feeling’s and if you’re not feeling as fresh a daisy, here are some ideas for how to embrace the New Moon energy.

  • As it is the new astrological New Year the Numerology Of The Month is  1., so  just make a mental note that this is your number of the month and watch when it comes up.
  • Meditate, download a meditation app, guided or non guided, do one minute and work your way up 20 min, I enjoy mediation before bed as a way to calm my mind, stop overthinking and relax before I sleep. this month meditation Mantra is Ayam .. chant it daily!
  •  Your Guiding Archangel For The Month Is Ariel: Talk to Ariel. she is wonderful at helping you manifest!!
  • The Goddess Guiding You This Month Is Athena
  •  This  Month chakra is  your Sacral Chakra,  Work on it!
  • The Universal Law For To Reflect On this Month: The Law Of Divine Oneness ( Number of the month)  We are all one.
  • Your Ray This Month Is The 1st Ray: Red For the esoterically advanced!

~Todays Angle Oracle card is ~

YOU’RE A LEADER – ST. JOAN OF ARC

“A leader best serves by being an example and role model, so live in such a way that others admire your integrity and strength of character.”

You’ve known this for some time. You are in fact, a wonderful leader of thought, spirit, education, expression, whatever it is your heart now lands on when you read this message.

This is a clear nudge from the angels that you are to step up to the plate…time no more to turn your cheek and look for others to be the ones to make the change so needed in the world.

Think of St. Joan of Arc and her bravery and passion for her message…she is the patron saint of those who are persecuted for their spiritual beliefs and for women in the service.

Channel her divine energy, pray for guidance and clarity, and make a difference starting today. This is a new week, after a new moon, and the Universe is calling upon you now.

~Message of St. Joan of Arc card ~

You´re called upon to use your leadership skills to help an important cause. Through prayer, God, Joan of Arc , and other saints and angels will give you clear guidance as to how to be the best leader. Your Divinely guided actions and words will motivate others into positive work. A leader best serves by being a living example and role model, so live in such a way that others admire your integrity. St.Joan of Arc is an inspiration to anyone who feels called to help. At age 15, the french farm girl had a vision in which she saw lights and heard voices (Saints Michael, Catherine and Margaret, among others) telling her to save France from the English invasion. Joan fallowed her Divine guidance, successfully led the French army to victory, and installed Charles VII as king of France.