New Moon in Sagittarius – Dec 12th 2023 @ 3:31:19 PM PST
Exploring requires that you pack light.
I mean, you can choose to over-pack. But there will inevitably be items in your suitcase that do not matter – they weigh you down.
That could of course be argued. Have you seen the internet? People are good at that.
But chances are the more you stuff into the bag, the more likelihood that whatever is about to bust the seams open incurring a $50 overweight luggage charge, won’t really serve the journey. You may just be attempting to take it with you because you have embodied an idea about what it can do for you – how it might make you feel better, about being unsure of the outcome.
If it makes you feel safe amidst the uncontrollable elements associated with life, good. Just try to be noncommittal. Your belief about it’s value could change.
It’s not that you have to be a nomad, and leave everything behind. Maybe connecting with the realization that you can be nomadic within your belief systems and be OK, is the journey you’re about to embark on – that you could embark on.
You can take a trip & learn something, stick with what you learned for a while, and then go on another trip, allowing curiosity to usher in new ideas – some spicy ones – perhaps the ingredients for a different belief.
You can allow curiosity to alter what you know. It’s essentially de-icer for dogma.
But don’t be a jerk, yeah? You don’t know everything. You can’t know everything.
And you don’t need to know everything in order to be OK.
Some things are best left alone. You don’t need to create a direct line of communication with something that can harm you. Stop thinking about it.
Other things, well, you may need to experience a lot of delusion and illusion, because the suffering catalyzes awareness about what is a lie.
See, beliefs get stuck. We concretize resistance to being altered by certain information.
And it takes a shock – not always a good one, but not always a bad one, either – to get us to make the choice to move on – to choose something we need to develop, for ourselves.
It might feel like the path toward wisdom is getting activated right now. Like committing to the process of becoming wiser in a key area of life, will take you somewhere special.
Good – there’s a bevy of energy to help us on our journey at the moment. A bit of a sparkle there.
Just remember that being generous is wise. And not enabling is generous.
Not allowing yourself to be ensconced in resentment over what someone else didn’t do is generous, too.
Cutting ties with what restricts a sense of enthusiasm for life is wise.
Getting a psych degree in the Ego’s potential – how it helps us form a foundational sense of self, and how it’s flare ups can teach us to be less demanding of others – this matters.
Getting bored of our tendencies toward dogma – of how we say no to the gold mines – is a grand catalyzing agent for embarking on a new personal philosophy.
If how you think & feel about yourself has that much power, make sure your personal philosophy is expansive.
You can be unsure of what’s coming and still walk the path well.
New Moon in Cancer – July 17, 2023 @ 11:32:35 AM PST
My connection with this new moon is jacked up as it’s in relationship to personal planets, & kicking off an opposition relationship between heavy hitting archetypes (aren’t they all heavy hitting, though?) Suffice to say, with the Cancer Capricorn axis being activated I am feeling a strong tug of war between work compulsivity and what I need to nurture myself, so that I can actually show up in my work & relationships with the practical authenticity they both require.
Astrologer Frank Clifford offers that new moons aren’t a time for action: this energy is better used to jot down your ideas and consider potentialities. If you really want something to take off or be seen out in the world (on the cusp of Leo season that’s a powerful upcoming theme – can you see me?! look at me!!) you will want to save taking action for when the sun and moon are long past their culmination. He suggests waiting for the first quarter moon, which happens to occur on July 26th. Note taken.
So a new moon is about co-creating, using the input of your recent experiences. With Pluto opposing within 5 degrees (yes I consider that an opposition as Pluto is such a strong influence it requires wider orb) it’s about a reveal that’s equal parts good to know & kinda makes you sick to your stomach, particularly when you consider the repercussions of whatever you found out through the lens of your familial conditioning. There are alternative views that don’t feed a neurosis, ie ways to consider the feedback that are more supportive. Don’t buy the traditional hype that relies on limitations, shame & doubt. It’s dead energy.
What’s true? What do you really need? What actually feeds you? Make a pact to get real about it. Ask for THAT to be revealed to you, or clarity. Or the support within to be more loyal to feeding yourself (thoughts, food – what’s the diff?)
Is the narrative that’s propelling your want to be in a position of authority gobbling up vital resources? Are you starving yourself? Or destroying something that does feed you?
Does the thought of slowing down and nurturing yourself make you feel sick? Use the new moon energy to make a pact to learn how to do these things – for you. Because that supports your reputation in the world. How can you offer support if you don’t know how to support yourself? It’s just not practical – it’s got no legs.
Ambition is useless if it only ever drains your supply. Parents always call their kids in to eat. “That’s enough now – time for dinner.” Be your own parent. That’s hard if you didn’t have healthy parentals. We have to learn how to embody that role.
What we are defensive about often has a way of being seen in our mothers. Neurosis in general (an obsessions with work is trying to cover up a wound) often come from some way we lack or lacked support. It’s up to us to discover how to fill in the gaps. No shame. It’s just part of the journey, to learn how to fill our cups, not just dump them out in the name of material gain, status & reputation.
If you’re witholding support & sensitivity because you want to feel a sense of power over others, again, look to your mother relationship. It always comes back to that. Peeling that onion is a lifelong gig.
Whatever is coming to the light of consciousness right now, using it to set an intention that supports the moulting process, to become more aware of your want to scuttle away from human vulnerability, or the way you use your pinchers on anyone who doesn’t offer you support is a good use of all that nervous, WTF is going on/WTH is coming my way energy a new moon reliably provides (oh the sweet release in the minutes following the conjunction).
Julie Simmons offers that new moons are not about wishful thinking. Given the transformation we are collectively experiencing, aligning our new moon intentions with becoming more conscious feels pretty practical.
New moon in Gemini – June 17, 2023 @ 9:37:43 pm pst
This new moon enlivens a potential to reawaken curiosity, something you’ll need in order to see through the illusions of the mind.
Let your spirit speak – affirm receptivity to the ways collective illusions have & continue to dominate.
There’s a truth much greater than the desperate adamancy that all suffering be eradicated.
You need curiosity, in order to welcome messages of renewal into your consciousness
If you don’t use this time to let go of an illusion
You’ll shut yourself off from a truth you need to become aware of.
Work with the night and the day
One is not better than the other
They are both messengers.
Don’t do anything with the new moon until it goes exact or afterwards – otherwise the past is still still involved & will be included in the ceremony.