Happy New Moon Friends!
Well this is an interesting New Moon,usually new moons are about setting new intentions, staring new beginnings…but this one feels like we must clear out the old energies first. This New Moon feels like a festive time to clean the air.
I pulled a Native Spirit card for this one and got the Smudging ceremony. It reads..
Let go of the past. Purify. Detox. Release whatever doesn’t serve you or support you in your life. Cleanse your body and your environment by doing space clearing and clutter clearing. Let go of the old, discarded, and unused to make way for new energy and new beginnings. Eat lightly, drink lots of fresh water, and consume food with strong life force energy.
I feel prickly on this New Moon, that person in my life who I must continue to deal with continues to be a thorn at my side. I don’t want to be thrown off kilter or even annoyed at his continual games or boundary attacks. Lately I’ve just avoided conversation and confrontation with him because it’s pointless he doesn’t hear me, he doesn’t respect my point of view of concerns. It feels like a waste of time. But what my guides have shown me that it is not, it is not a waste of time for myself. I must use my voice for me, regardless of his response. I must use communication not silence to hold my line. I must be clear and put the line in the sand for myself, energetically, emotionally, and out of my own self-love and respect.
And wouldn’t you know it today of all days, on this glorious New Moon cycle our turtle showed up to lay her eggs. She shows up yearly. The turtle is the “personification of goddess energy and the eternal Mother from which our lives evolve.” (Jamie Sams, pg 77 Medicine Cards).
“Like Turtle, you also have shields that protect you from hurt, envy, jealousy, and the unconsciousness of others…If you are bothered by the actions or words of others, it is time to go inside yourself and honor your feelings. If you are attacked, it is time to give a warning snap.” (Pg. 77 Medicine Cards).
New Moon Ritual: (Picture of my dog and actual turtle in our yard).
Just imagine a protective tortoise shell around you when around those prickly people who bug or irritate your energy field. Doesn’t that feel nice? Check in with yourself, and explore your feelings. Sit with your own inner guidance on how to manage this energy. Imagine that the turtle, the Great Goddess energy, is sitting beside you. Become the turtle, feel the energy, feel the shield of Her shell, feel the power of her snap, feel her connection to the Earth Mother. And then return to yourself. Talk to the turtle, imagine in she were a loving and wise being, sent to give you a message for this New Moon, about clearing up old energy, old patterns, old ways, so you can create new ones. What does she say or what image or object does she give you to offer her message?
To me she says…You can be calm and cool, grounded and collected. But don’t put up with no shit. Don’t fall into silence. Speak your truth and snap back when you need. You are the gatekeeper of your energy field, protect it. Honor it. It is your health.”
What I notice about the turtle too is that she is not aggressive in her stance, she is the epitome of calm, patient, even kind. Yet she is firm and strong and protective when she needs, when her boundary, her lines of safety or respect have been crossed, she will come out and snap at whatever is threatening her. She is not vicious but wise and ancient.
On this new Moon, I invite you to open the windows, let the New Moon winds cleanse your home, light incense or smudge. Vacuum, dust, wash the floors, get rid of that old energy. Take out the garbage and the donation pile to the donation centre. Cleanse and purify the old as homage to the New lurking around waiting for the space to enter. Tie up old ways.
As always, feel free to FOLLOW THE BLOG, I’d be honored and humbled.
And so it is.
Happy energy cleansing and if need be snapping on this New Moon.
Photo 1 – spiritscience.net
Photo 2- my picture of my dog and actual turtle