New Moon: A chance to begin again
May the wisest part of you,
Dance freely with the youngest part of you
as you set the intentions
for the revelation of Spring and the Full Moon
-opb (March 2017)
For many of you embarking into the depth of your personal growth and spiritual journey, the pull to explore your creative power is evident.
I can remember the first astrology calendar I bought myself in my late teens. I knew very little about the symbols and shapes before me, yet somehow I knew, in my heart of hearts, that even if it took years to learn, I would become empowered.
I felt connected to my elder self, who had the experience of using the calendar and began my studies of our cyclical astrological system of planets.
One of the most repeated cycles is that of our moon. From new to first quarter, we have the opportunity to start fresh with the freedom of choice to focus our intentions. The energy lends itself to starting fresh and feeling new, even with tired old repetitive subjects.
The first quarter leading up to the full moon gives us the momentum and practicality to set into action the necessary steps.
New moon intentions will be revealed during the full moon. Like the seeds planted deep beneath the snow of winter to come to bloom in spring, the intentions we sew before the clean slate of a new moon will be made and nourished as the moon progresses. Bringing further to light, we see any limiting factors come into perspective.
What do we do with them?
The opportunity to pivot between positive grace and negative regression is like choosing the healthy or greasy option. How will you nourish yourself even when limiting patterns of dis-belief awaken inside?
When the challenges we face to meet our goals are met with the vision of the intention revealed, there is a release in our tension. Our creative waves flux and we are able to meet our challenges with a new perspective.
The full moon to last quarter reminds me of a huge spotlight on the stage of the world. What was consciously or sub-consciously intended, now is made visible, made reality and we see revealed every flaw, fantasy and most importantly, how it relates to our lives.
Oh yes, and everyone else can see it too. Of course, they have feedback. Even when they are not conscious of their awareness to your intentions, the universe is and they may speak the words to reveal more by the light of the moon.
Are you ready to listen?
The Waning moon or the last quarter to the new moon is a time of reflection. The emotions can reveal what needs to change and what needs to rise. They give you a vision for the next new moon and the chance to begin again.
I often stay at home during the dark moon, the last few days before the new moon. If I find myself out during this time it vital to y energy that my time is spent fruitfully nourishing my self-care and energy.
New Moon Prayer Poem
Let me clarify my intentions
as I let go of the previous cycle
the wisdom of the ages is within
and the tone of my voice is heard
asIi intend for my highest truth to be revealed
and my deepest body consciousness to be honored
my physical body and light body are aligned
as the sun, moon and earth
empower my knowing
-opb Aug 9, 2018