We start this New Moon with a Mercury Retrograde. It’s a time usually marked by new beginnings but with Mercury going backwards, it encourages us to look behind us, in our pasts to assist with the new. It encourages us to look at our own past, to explore the old ways of being, our inner caverns, our darkness, our parts yet to be healed and the road we’ve walked. It also invites us to reflect on the old, maybe old jobs, old relationships, old friendships or aspects of our lives so they can give us wisdom for the future. This offers us new eyes, or old eyes depending, how you see it.
I pulled a tarot card for this New Moon and it is so fitting. It is called the Spiritual Strength card from the Psychic Tarot Oracle Cards. It says, “This card is coming forth to give you encouragement and remind you that you have the inner strength to complete whatever you have been working on. This final Spirit Card represents courage, discipline, stability, and persistence. You may be tired or weary from the struggle, but now is not the time to give in. Instead, tap into all of you inner reserves for that one final push to achieve the desired outcome…”
This is quite fitting with the retrograde occurring just after the New Moon as retrogrades are known to cause some communication issues. It is said not to start new adventures during the retrograde as they will be met with many challenges, delays, obstacles, struggles… I’m in the middle of a large project and have been feeling a little stuck and upon this New Moon/ Mercury Retrograde I feel the need to sit with my past, to embody it, like it were it person and here what it has to tell me. How can I blend the past lessons into my future, into my journey here, as my future, and this large project (a book) as it is taking shape.
How can my past give me clues and an answer on how to move forward now and onward? I feel like I’ve been trying to weave an immaculate quilt of a book and at times I get stuck and remember that I don’t know how to weave. But this retrograde and New Moon allows for a return and exploration of the old, like it will open my memory banks and allow me to keep weaving with new understanding, new clarity, new ways of exploring and approaching what is at hand, simply by sitting with and combing through some old moments in time.
New Moon & Retrograde Ritual
So on this New Moon and Retrograde, I invite you to sit with your past. Light some candles, some inscents, get out your journal and pens and imagine your past sitting beside as a person, a guide, here to teach you and offer you new insight into the present. Ask your past that sits beside you in the chair,
“How can you give me some ideas on how to move forward?
What perspective do you have to share about my current situation or endeavor?
What would you like me to remember and carry forward with me as I keep going?”
Just set your timers for 6 minutes for each question and let your pen run wild with intuitive guidance. Do not lift that pen and just journey inward, into the gates of the old where golden nuggets of the past will guide you forward and onward.
This month feels like a solid integration and weaving of many things. In some ways, it feels like we will finish the quilts, or at least get clear on how to, it will be done. During this moon cycle if we simply keep weaving, keep going, keeping pushing forward we will achieve our soul’s call. Allow the old to be weaved into the new, like it guided the fibers home, into where the needed and wanted to be.
And so it is…
Happy Weaving 🙂
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