Dear Seekers and IX Keepers,

Mother Earth’s magnificent spring display inspires us to awaken and share our gifts. It’s time to sprout and grow the seeds planted last fall, bring forth the wisdom acquired in winter, and begin the symbiotic relationship that happens during the season of growth.

On Earth Day, April 22, we come together to celebrate our beautiful planet and note the many lessons she embodies through her regenerative and inclusive ways. To honor her, this month’s theme is “share your finest within community.”

As our IX Crystal Paz says, “Break through your barriers and offer each other the best of you…” As Mother Earth shares her bounties with us, we learn to do the same. By sharing our strengths, we bolster others. By sharing our challenges, we build understanding, and by sharing our hearts, we build compassion. Sharing is the foundation for every strong community – and the Earth is our ultimate teacher.

It is our greatest hope that this issue of The Compass nourishes your consciousness with inspiration and content designed for your body, mind, and spirit on your journey of growth. We are here, with you and for you.

With Love and Light,

Instituto Xilonen


About the Name

The name Paz has historical references in Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew texts. It means “peace” or “gold.”

About the Crystal

Paz is a free-form Fluorite Crystal. Fluorite is a highly supportive stone that provides mental, emotional, and spiritual stability. It balances both hemispheres of the brain by dispelling that which is disruptive to our growth. When the left and right brains work in harmony, emotional regulation occurs, and concentration and focus are enhanced. Intuition and intellect are accessed from a balanced place, paving the way for wise decisions about what is best for our evolution.

Fluorite gets its name from the Latin verb “fluere,” meaning “to flow.” Fluorite has been traced back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese, where it was often carved into beads and decorative accessories and worn as an ornamental stone. Today, Fluorite is found in microscope, telescope, and camera lenses because of its unique ability to transmit infrared and ultraviolet light.

Message from Paz

“I offer you my joy. I give to you my smiles and my giggles because you see, if we can love all of ourselves and emit and pass along and spread kindness how wonderful this world would be.

“We are all wrapped in packages of our own thoughts and feelings. We have feelings of sadness, frustration, inadequacies, and pain. Let’s dive in deeper to our inner light to bring forth this lightness of pure acceptance and offer that to the world. Combined with others we would be a metaphorical meadow of violets and playful rabbits. See this and feel this.

“Break through your barriers and offer each other the best of you – the beauty that lives inside you. It is precious.”

Affirmations from Paz

“I offer you my joy.”
“I break through my barriers and offer my beauty to the world.”
“I love all of myself and emit kindness to the world.”


As we share our inner light and beauty with the world, we create communities that do the same. Crystals can help us discover and accept our light, amplify its brightness, and extend its reach exponentially.


In this article, author Sakara shares how we can tap into the bountiful healing energies of Mother Earth through the simple power of our touch.

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Adaptability and deep respect for the land are the foundational pillars for Kena and Mark Guttridge of Ollin Farms, as they steward 165 acres of homelands for the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute people in Colorado.

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In this beautiful article of gratitude and reverence, author Robin Kimmerer asks that we “live in a way that Earth will be grateful for us.”

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By Demitra Vassiliadis

The Aries New Moon on April 1st travels with Mercury and Chiron, the wounded healer, inspiring us to sail into the first growing lunar cycle of spring with empowered action. It’s a beautiful time to seize the day and face all wounds as we courageously act on the expanding dreams and visions illuminated last month.

Mars, the planetary ruler of Aries, begins the month traveling through social Aquarius along with Venus and Saturn, calling us to actively build the friendships, community, and teams we are committed to. Therefore here at IX, we are choosing to focus on sharing our very best with our friends at the picnic of life. It’s time to share our gifts as well as the beauty and bounty of spring with our beloved community.

On April 3rd, lovely Venus glides into the spiritual waters of Pisces to nurture our highest love and greatest compassion. She will be joined on April 14th by Mars, who inspires us to act on our expanding dreams and visions with those we love. Meanwhile, Mercury heads into Taurus on April 10th to nurture our most constructive thinking to help ground and manifest our visions.

The Full Moon in Libra on April 16th illuminates our committed relationships and the healing dynamics within them, as Venus and Mars in spiritual Pisces invite us to ask a Higher Love to inform all our relationships.

On April 19th, the Sun heads into beautiful earthy Taurus to shed light on all that we are planting and growing. Earth Day on April 22nd reminds us to honor the vast, gorgeous Being who supports our every step.

On April 29th, powerful Pluto stations retrograde in Capricorn, inviting a weighty review of executive matters and long-term goals. On the same day, Mercury heads into winged Gemini to inspire our best thinking. Both are just in time for the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Taurus on April 30th. As April ends, an evolutionary Lunar cycle begins to initiate powerful, constructive new beginnings and some game-changing revelations.

With Love and Blessings,

Demitra Vassiliadis
Heaven To Earth Astrology


Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shares a glimpse into the fascinating world of pollination in this gorgeous short video, reminding us that “the dance between flowers and pollinators sustains the fabric of life.”


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