The New Moon in March arrives at 5:55 pm PST on the 8th. This new moon is especially powerful as we have the added power of a Solar eclipse. New Moons are the ending of one cycle and the beginning of the next, solar eclipses are the same – one cycle ends and the next begins. Solar eclipses bring deep healing on a soul level. It can be wounds from your past or something that has been causing challenges more recently, or something yet to come. The wonderful aspect of this is that while there may be some pain within this healing it brings freedom. New moons are used to bring something to us. If we look at this, from the perspective of March being a fresh month that ushers in spring we can use this to our advantage.
It is important to note that the energy from this moon will be with us for the next six months. Right up to the Full Moon in September, when it will next be in Pisces with a Lunar eclipse. Think of this New Moon as the opening, and the September Full Moon as the closing.
So, how best to navigate this New Moon and the energy that she will bring? With non-action, non-doing. Take a page from Pisces and go with the flow, no matter which way it is flowing. Pisces is the intuitive sign in the zodiac, they trust the currents of life to take them where they need to be. They go between the worlds with ease – one foot in reality and the other in the unseen. When a solar eclipse happens the moon gets between the sun and the earth, which expresses itself as our ego or self-importance (Sun) being blocked. We are given a brief moment of sacred space to ride the wave of divinely guided inspiration via our higher self, unhindered by our minds questioning what is being given. Well, that is to say, if we choose this to be.
On this New Moon day take some time near water to perform a meditation whereby you focus on the water, the sounds around you, and bring peace into your body. Relax into the space around you and feel calm. Once you have achieved this calm, allow your thoughts of the day and life to drain from you and enter the earth through your feet. Sit with your mind empty and see what inspiration comes to you from your higher-self. Take as much time as this feels comfortable and safe. If your mind starts chattering and you don’t feel you have received inspiration, quiet it by simply saying “thank you for your thoughts, I will attend to them later.” Your message might be a simple as one word, or more complex. Whatever the message you receive, write it down, for it will be your inspiration for the next 6 months. You are closing one door to open the next on your personal journey to wholeness.
The potential this moon brings us is enormous, and we should each ride the wave of blessings it is giving us. To do so, it asks us to embrace the wound being presented for healing, in some countries the words wound and heal is the same – interesting and a great way for us to look at this. There is not to be any struggle or resistance to this, just the “take it easy” approach, giving ourselves time to heal. Be patient, self-disciplined and take responsibility. Forgive ourselves and others and treat all with respect –including you!
JANUARY - WOLF or OLD MOON