November 11, 2015
The new moon of November will rise in the sign of Scorpio, when the moon is in Scorpio we can expect to find balance between selfness and acting for others. For me this brought to mind how often we act not out of what is best for us, but what we feel we should be doing because of others. It is a welcome gateway of energy for transformation, and to overcome negative influences. How often are the negative influences caused by us? By when we act for others instead of for ourselves? Look at where you would like to have more balance in what you give to yourself and what you give to others. Now is the perfect to bring that balance into your life. What would that look like? And remember, be careful what you wish for, because you might be surprised by how it manifests.
To honor this new moon, what came to me immediately is hosting a potluck! This is a wonderful way to enjoy the energy of the new moon in a positive fun environment. Gather friends you have not seen for a while, ask each to bring a dish so that balance or work is equally distributed. Use some fun paper plates to serve the bounty on and cleanup will be a breeze. Or if this seems to be part of the imbalance between selves and others for you, arrange that you all meet at a restaurant for some community and great food.
If everyone is comfortable around each other, ask each guest to share one area of their life that they are transforming, what new are they birthing with this new moon? What area of life are they looking to find balance in?
One more area to honor as this new moon falls on November 11th which is Remembrance Day, honor your solemn pride. Those who fought or are fighting to keep our world safe and free have a solemn pride in being able to do the job they have signed up for. For them it is not something they talk about, but they have pride in their country and fight for the rights of all to be able to enjoy a standard of life. We honor each of them on this day by observing a moment of silence and giving thanks. Typically each of us is proud of something that we have achieved or accomplished and while it might not be standing on guard for freedom, it does make us who we are. Take a moment of silence for yourself and think about all that you have in your life and the moments that you are proud of. Give thanks for that and if you are not proud of many moments resolve to shift that during the coming year.
Overall the evening should be kept light and fun! Use the energy of this new moon to bring balance into your life.
October 27, 2015
The full moon of October arrives late in the month on the 27th. It is known as the Hunters Moon. Time for us to become the hunters, huntresses in our lives. I am actually feeling pretty excited about this full moon, it will be in the self-assured sign of Taurus, while the sun is in brave, ambitious Scorpio. Think long term success.
This moon will coax us to shed the layers of our old selves. The outdated prepares to fly the coop, time to take advantage and use this energy to release old patterns. Clear out everything – have a spring clean or autumn clean. Clear anything that feels old and fearful, what you do now will carry you forward.
In order to release these old patterns, we need to be aware of them. To be aware of them can oftentimes be scary, and I would like to dispel that fear if I can. Think of it as a tree losing its leaves in fall, or a snake shedding its skin (which it does about 2 - 4 times a year) – nothing scary about either of those. A tree loses its leaves in the fall so that it does not have to provide nourishment for them through the winter, and so that growth can appear in spring. In spring the tree is busy reaching higher (growing), buds appear and soon the tree is full of leaves. For the tree it is about survival and growth. The snake sheds its skin because it too grows and outgrows his skin. If he never shed his skin he would not grow.
For some reason, as humans, we choose to keep preforming old patterns, we like the familiarity of doing the same, it gives us comfort. Even when it brings us, over and over, experiences we do not wish to have. WE ask for more, but keep providing the same offering and expect a different result. That is what we are going to clear out with this full moon. Why are we going to let it fly the coop? Because we want more, and we are being given a period of time to work on long term success!
Of course I am going to call in the Angels, and my guides – the Hunter’s moon is said to help the veil between the worlds thin, so pay attention to all messages and visions you receive on the 26, 27 and 28th.
Get comfortable, relax your body, and mind with deep breaths, counting down from 10 until you are totally relaxed. If you are not relaxed when you get to zero, start at 10 and count down again.
When you are relaxed ask your angels and guides to show you the energy around you that is darker – representing the old that needs to be swept away. Breathe in and see that dark entering you – don’t worry, you are well protected and will be breathing out light, you are going to transform it. Before you take an in breath ask “what does this represent?” then take a deep, slow breath and see the smoke entering you, pay attention to whatever you hear, feel or see. As you breathe out, see the breath leaving you as pure white, think the fluffiest cloud against a blue sky, and know that you have released the old and have made way for the new to enter. Continue taking breaths in and releasing, slowly, until all the dark smoke is gone. Now focus on drawing in big beautiful breathes through your crown chakra, breathing in the universal white light of love, and feel it go deep within your body, and flow out the souls of your feet into the earth, purifying and cleansing you so that you are ready for the new. Once you have taken 3 deep cleansing breaths, ask your angels and guides if they have a message for you, connect with them and thank them for all the guidance and love they provide you. Then slowly count your way out of your meditation from 1 to 10.
As you move forward after this, if you feel stuck or unbalanced, be the hunter and track the smoke. Once you find the source, work on allowing it to be released from your life, and don’t forget to ask your angels and guides for help.
JANUARY - WOLF or OLD MOON