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July New Moon Ritual – Tap into Your Feminine Energy

Happy New Moon!!!womb

What can you say about this new moon? The energies feel fresh, like a new pattern forming. Last moon’s full moon broke us free from the stuckness, we became un-tethered and in some ways we still are, but there’s a freedom, a newness, a brand new energy coming in as a result.  Freedom….freedom….freedom!!!

This moon is a Cancer New Moon is about “initiating”. (Inspired by New Moon in Cancer: A New Step Forward. (http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/07/03/new-moon-in-cancer-a-new-step-forward/ )  It’s also about family, love,connection, emotion, water, intuition…the feminine side of life.

“Initiating”…this word really stung me. Initiating the changes, the healing, the life force energies waiting for you to direct them.  There is still healing we are doing, still conversations and new directions to take but we have certainly got the ball rolling and good on ya’.

I sit here at 38 weeks pregnant, waiting, hoping for my baby to arrive.  Today seems like a beautiful day for that..the new moon.  Time will tell 😉

I can not wait, I’m buzzing with anticipation and excitement and yet I know the labour will be a painful transition but the new life, new love, the new form, the new family patterns await.  This feels quite symbolic to what we are going through spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and even physically as healing beings on this planet. We are in process of birthing new life forms and patterns but there is still some actions we must keep initiating to support our transition into new healing territory.

So enjoy this new moon filled with the energies of family, with love, connections, our wombs. Hone in on your emotional, creative and intuitive energy to guide you.  I read somewhere that we are being brought from our heads to our wombs on this New Moon so I invite you into a gentle ritual to honor this shift 🙂

 

NEW MOON RITUAL:

Close your eyes, take some deep, relaxing breaths and see a safe, healing, loving place in your mind’s eye.  Just go with whatever comes first. Feel the temperature there, see the colors, hear the sounds, smell the smells. Breathe it in. Relax and allow your environment to soothe you like a gentle, loving hug from the Great Mother herself.  Imagine your womb, your sacred life vessel transformed into a healing guide that represents your creativity, your emotions, your feminine side of Self.  See this being walking towards you and sitting beside you. Greet this being with love. What do you notice about this part of you? What qualities or aspects stand out?  What questions do you have for your feminine self?  Let this being answer.  What does the healing guide want to tell you?  Offer thanks and love at the guide’s visit when you are done.  Do you want to give the healing guide and gift?  If so, do so and notice what it is.  Hug, shake hands or send some well wishes as you end your conversation and make plans to visit again.  Gently come back into the room, feel your feel, wiggle your hands and toes and journal about your discoveries.

Reflections:

When your ready draw or doodle your image, or vision. Journal about what came. Did you give your guide a gift?  What was it?  What do you imagine it means?  Ask it if you need to.  Allow any new insight to emerge and form some luscious new intentions for this moon cycle to get clear on this New Moon.

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And so it is

xo

Crystal

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June New Moon Ritual. Cleansing & a Turtle.

junenewmoon2.jpgHappy 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).turtle

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.

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And so it is.

Happy energy cleansing and if need be snapping on this New Moon.

xo

Crystal

Photo 1 – spiritscience.net

Photo 2- my picture of my dog and actual turtle

 

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May New Moon Ritual & Celebration

may moon2This New Moon feels like a welcome celebration, doesn’t it?   Last moon/month was INTENSE!  The month was filled with crisis, change, upheaval, chaos, things falling apart and reaching a point of climax.  We had no choice but to change out of old, wounded, uncertain patterns of our past, life brought forth change, growth, endings, destruction, etc. so we could begin anew or at least start upon a new path, a new pattern, a new, loving, authentic way of being.  Bridges collapsed into the old way of life and this month is about allowing new roads to take shape and reveal themselves.  We are planning out new actions, new life, a taking the first step or two in beginning this re-birth and restructuring.

This moon/month is about doing things a little different.  Trying new things, taking action, responsibility, and finally addressing what we have always postponed ourselves in addressing.  We shine the flashlight on our dark bits and look at them so we can heal them.  This will take courage, vulnerability and strength but you have those qualities within you….yes you do!

It feels like even though the crisis and chaos/ peak moments have occurred and shattered what was, we are now in the process of planning out how to take action to rebuild, restructure, re-do some old ways.    This is a great thing on the soul level, even though it may feel like total crap.  This is truly a healing time.

NEW MOON RITUAL.

On this New Moon in Taurus I invite you to throw a New Moon party.  It can be  a party of one or like for me, a party of 3, the hubby, my son and myself.  The intention, to indulge in some physical senses and luxuries.  So after all the tough stuff last moon, now is the time to nurture ourselves and feed ourselves love and enduring self-care energy as we trek upon new territory.  Why not make it a magical evening, a date night with the Moon if you will.

So, tonight have a luscious meal, buy a lovely bottle of vino, or make some dessert.  Take a walk or hike, move your body, do some yoga, go for a bike ride…really ignite your physical senses.  Celebrate this moon like it were a marker of your new road, new chapter, new way of life.  Somehow, some way, have some conscious, New Moon fun.  List some ideas you have, some actions you will take this month to move forward into new patterns and out from the old.  It might be setting boundaries, or finally signing up for a class or exploring ways to leave a relationship.  Whatever it is, list it, put it into consciousness, even it’s a simple exploration or evaluation of what you are still unsure about.

But tonight, you celebrate.  Celebrate the beginning of a new cycle. You made it through last month.  Indulge your senses.  Toast the moon, toast each other, toast yourself.  Taste the cake, feel the bubbles in the bath, let the wind sweep though you like it were a caress from the Goddess herself.

Tonight…all you need is enjoyment! Find your way there and share 🙂

Happy New Moon.

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Aries New Moon Ritual.

new lifeHere we are at the Aries New Moon.  A new astrological year.  It is said it’s also a super moon, so this one feels more intense than usual.

The energies at this juncture are interesting.  I’m full of piss and vinegar, I want to get stuff done, get stuff going, get things off the ground. I’m spring cleaning (more releasing and getting rid of stuff) like crazy.    It could be a nesting phase but it’s also energetic I’m prepping, changing and clearing old energies for new ones.

I have 3 Spirit Masks I’ve made, all very similar. Dark blue with stars, feathers, sparkles…and I feel the urge to burn them..to transcend them from a separate entity of me to an embodiment within me as they turn to ash.  This is what this New Moon is calling of us…TRANSCENDENCE…CHANGE…it’s an invocation from the dark to light!

Yet there is still some darkness tonight, some aching of an old wound.  I’m going to be re-entering the place I was most wounded in my life.  When I had my son over 6 years ago, my world as I knew it collapsed.  My marriage ended in a traumatic way, I lost my house, my dogs, everything that surrounded me collapsed and crumble. It all died.

And here I am about a couple months away from birthing again.  I’ve rebuilt my life.  I have a new marriage, a new house, a new way of doing everything about my life.  It is 100% more authentic, built from my soul bones and yet the memory of the old pain, the trauma, the severe wounding lingers.  My wounded self, my ego wonders if it will happen again.  Will it crumble this time?  Will I make it through?  What does marriage and children look like in peace and calm and not survival and earth shattering loss?

It calls my vulnerability forth, the raw ache and memory of what happened but the fear envelops me and eats me alive like a savage beast.  I want re-assurance, a guarantee, I want safety and perfection of my husband and that is not fair.  I feel like I’m padding up with memory foam and duck taping it to every limb on my body.  I want us to be perfect, to communicate like professionals, to never be cranky or impatient, to live in this illusionary safe bubble of perfection so the possibility of me having to go through another life collapse feels smaller.  It is not a great way, it is the fearful way. It is taking it’s toll on me and on him.

This New Moon, feels like a call forward.  A howl from Grandmother Moon herself asking me to peel off the padding, release the fear and walk forward, onward in faith, in trust both in myself and my husband.

“What if you put the sword down?” she whispers to me.

What if I did walk forward with a knowing that it will be okay, whatever happens.  I’m sure it will be totally fine but I do know too that I can make it regardless of what happens.  I am one strong cookie and the universe, the Grandmothers, the lucky stars…they all have my back. Creation, love, the Earth Mother, they all got me and so does my husband.  I just need to stop swinging my sword in anticipation of doom and of death.

The reality is this…I am bringing in LIFE!  That is what this Aries New Moon, this first New Moon of the zodiac is about… LIFE!!  What do you want in your life??  Remove the cloak of doom and see LIFE!!!

ARIES NEW MOON RITUAL:fortune teller

Light those candles, ignite your incense, invite over a friend or two and get out your paper and pens.  It’s time to dream, to go to the depths and beyond, the other worlds and invoke our lives with NEW LIFE.  So here we go…

Imagine that you are a Seer, a magical, intuitive Seer.  You can see the life you want for the next year, the best things will happen, everything you want occurs….tell me what do you see????  How are these things occurring, what are you doing to help them along?  (Listen, she will tell you ) 🙂

Ready, set go…write it out just float to the clouds with your pen.

At the end of your reading with yourself as Seer, your magical, intuitive, goddess self gives you a rock with a symbol on it.  What is the symbol?  What does it mean for you?  Grab a marker and a rock and make it come alive!!!

When you are done, imagine returning to your own body.  Grab a stone or rub your feet on the ground.

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Happy Astrological New Year, and a year FULL OF LIFE and JOY!! And so it is.

 

xo

Crystal

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