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.
JANUARY - WOLF or OLD MOON