The new moon in August arrives on the 2nd at 1:46 pm PDT in Leo. Time to tie up loose ends and this new moon asks us to do so practically with a flair of whimsy. Remember, now is the time to make plans for your future, by putting yourself first in those plans. On the July full moon, we did a releasing ritual to shed our history that keeps us locked into the feelings which don’t serve us. We asked to release that which held us back so that we could regenerate our life. Now we have the opportunity to tie up any loose ends and focus on our future.
This is a practical new moon, no fancy trappings required, simple is all that is required for tangible results. Leo rules the 5th house in the zodiac wheel, and oversees our children, whimsy and creativity. Perfect to go with regenerating our lives because our life starts out as a child without judgements and an insatiable need for whimsy which is created and only limited by our imaginations. I say let’s let our inner child out for this new moon and create a little magic in our lives! When we are immersed in joy, we create magic and when we create magic all things are possible. I don’t know about you, but for me nothing says whimsy and inner child quite like bubbles. Each bubble is unique. It travels on a whimsical path, sometimes landing on an object other times it bursts midair. They are a joy to create, and I don’t think anyone does not smile when they see bubbles floating in the air. There is just something magical in their perfect iridescent spheres.
Purchase some bubble magic. You can keep it simple with just a wee bottle of solution that comes with a wand or if you are into it you can purchase the ingredients and make your own along with a simple homemade wand – instructions below.
On the night of the new moon, pick a time when you can just relax and have some fun. If you wish invite some friends over and make an evening of it. If you do this provide a bubble maker for each person. Then simply blow your wishes, one at a time, into the bubbles and watch them float around before bursting into the universal energy with love to be brought home to you as dreams come true. Have fun!
1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid (Dawn or Joy), 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of sugar
6 parts water, 2 parts Joy dishwashing liquid, and 3/4-part corn syrup
1/4 cup liquid dishwashing detergent, 3/4 cup cold water, 5 drops of glycerin
Pipe cleaners work well for bubble wands; they soak up a lot of the solution. To make a wand you can use a cookie cutter to create a shape or take one pipe cleaner and form it into a circle, leaving a bit at the end to twist around another pipe cleaner. As long as you have an open space at the top and a handle to hold onto you are set. If you want a big bubble wand, use a wire coat hanger and form into a shape with a handle.
JANUARY - WOLF or OLD MOON