New Moon in Virgo

moon in virgo

Welcome Virgo!  This New Moon is all about returning back to the day to day and how your life is organized.  What have you put on hold and are now ready to get back to? Time to focus on the realistic and down to earth path.  This might cause some natural tensions with the creativity energies in your world.   Can you find balance between the practical and the creative aspects where dreams exist?  Letting go of the how’s and letting your intuition guide the practical steps will open the door to finding the magical in the mundane.   The new moon will give you a chance to review your to do list and recognize the potency of the routine and mundane parts of life.

Virgo is the moon of service and using your skills to get things done.  Virgo moon will shine light on the path where your natural gifts, and sense of service and calling.   What is missing in your life?  What are the steps to get there?  No detail is to small – sharpen your pencil and get out your journal and write it all down.  This moon will heighten your ability to accurately discern what is important and what is not.

Over the next 29 days set an intention to get in touch with your practical side and that spirit within that tends to your environment.  Virgo calls you to simplify.  Identify what is ending or what needs to end and your intention to end it.  It could be anything from the habit where you become self critical, to work that no longer serves you, or even relationships.   Are there places where you have gotten over extended?  Roll up your sleeves and get rid of the clutter.   Time to create order and neatness in your environment.   Focus on restoration in all aspects of your world. Think about your diet, exercise and other ways you create wellness for yourself.  Time to let go of the chaos of the day to day and create a well-oiled machine to grow the ease of life.

What have you struggled with lately that you need to change? Do a ritual that will help you mark the ending.  Once done it is the time to make some plans and to set the stage for reaping the rewards of a new beginnings, little or big, in approximately two weeks’ time after the Full Moon occurs. When something ends, there is always a new space created for something new to begin.

Intentions perfect for the New Moon in Virgo

  • Focusing on the here and now
  • Letting go of resistance to “cleaning up” the past
  • Creating effective systems and order
  • Simplifying and letting go of clutter
  • Embracing practical wisdom
  • Attending task and handling details
  • Completing details and tasks

Now set your intention and cultivate its growth by developing a new moon practice.

During the New Moon in Virgo August 25:  Form your intention: see it and commit to act on it.

What are your natural gifts, and sense of service and calling?  Visualize it and commit to embrace it through the cycle of growth.  Then sit quietly and notice how it feels, is it emotionally fulfilling?   This is the time to be clear about your goal without anxiety about how you will accomplish it.  New Moon energy is about trusting your self and your potential to manifest.   It is the time to evoke positive acceptance of your emotions and let in the support of others.

During the Full Moon on September 9: Time to integrate your intent and move into action

How does your intent contribute to your wholeness?  What has come to light about your intention?  Time begin and take an exhilarating step forward. Time to act on how you have visualized and imagined your intention within your life.   Build simple wishes that support emotional closeness, feelings, and nurturing.

During the Dark Moon on September 23:  Let go and release

Time to remove the old worries, stories and habits that you’ve outgrown.  Embrace and release the ways you have sabotaged yourself in the past.   Ask your self  “what do I need to release?”  “What do I choose to take with me into the next cycle?”  Time to leave behind anything from the past that is no longer serves your new vision.  Take time to meditate and gently heal using what the Full Moon has brought to light.

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New Moon in Cancer

new moon in cancer

Welcome Cancer! This New Moon is all about moods, emotions and vulnerability. It is the cycle made for recalibrating your emotions. Cancer is all about the home, heart and nurturing the feminine. You might notice and look for where the edges created by the practical world can soften a bit to provide you a chance to care for yourself. As the month progresses keep track of where you feel exhausted and drained and explore opportunities to encourage yourself to be a little more gentle and loosen the structured side of life. Look for signs of where you need a little more pampering in your world, and commit to listening for your personal needs on a daily basis. With this moon being opposite of Pluto Capricorn the energy of this moon cycle will also bring a deeper awareness of the balance between nurturing and the outer world. With Mars and Uranus also influencing this cycle, relationships are under fire. You will be feeling the electrical charge which has the potential to lead to change and transformation in all types of relationships . . . and yes this might even include some upsets. Time to embrace compassion and the entire emotional continuum with tenderness. Can you increase your ability to embrace the beauty that exists by creating reciprocal feelings of care and support in your relationships? Harnessing the power of this cycle is about gaining clarity about your own feelings and sensitivity to the feelings of others.

This New Moon in Cancer cycle provides a chance to reacquaint yourself with your roots and the source that feeds your emotional needs. It is hard to let in this energy in without understanding emotional contentment and security. This is a good time to reflect on what makes you feel cozy and make sure you are taking full advantage of your emotional safety net during this cycle. The New Moon of Cancer is a perfect time for you to set an intention towards manifest what you truly value by vowing to live a life that reflects and upholds who you truly are. Tend to your body with exercise, treat yourself to a massage and find plenty of time to spend in water. Splash in the ocean, swim in a lake and as much as possible enjoy a warm bath filled with sea salts and lavender. Over the next 29 days set an intention to get in touch with your heart and what truly creates the space for you to safely dive into intimacy of the world of relationship.

Intentions perfect for the New Moon in Cancer

  • Finding or creating a supportive home
  • Creating relationships that are supportive
  • Trusting our gut instincts
  • Learning how to ask for help
  • Gaining greater awareness of needs
  • Nurturing a new beginning
  • Developing emotional closeness
  • Being vulnerable

Now set your intention and cultivate its growth by developing a new moon practice. This New Moon includes the influence of mercury retrograde, Mars, Pluto and Uranus making it a particularly powerful cycle.

During the New Moon in Cancer on June 27:  Form your intention: see it and commit to act on it.

What is your hearts desire when you see relationships? Visualize it and commit to embrace it through the cycle of growth. Then sit quietly and notice how it feels, is it emotionally fulfilling? This is the time to be clear about your goal without anxiety about how you will accomplish it. New Moon energy is about trusting your self and your potential to manifest. It is the time to evoke positive acceptance of your emotions and let in the support of others.

During the Full Moon on July 12:  Time to integrate your intent and move into action.

How does your intent contribute to your wholeness? What has come to light about your intention? Time begin and take an exhilarating step forward. Time to act on how you have visualized and imagined your intention within your life. Build simple wishes that support emotional closeness, feelings, and nurturing.

During the Dark Moon on July 26:  Let go and release.

Time to remove the old worries, stories and habits that you’ve outgrown. Ask your self “what do I need to release?” “What do I choose to take with me into the next cycle?” Time to leave behind anything from the past that is no longer serves your new vision. Take time to meditate and gently heal using what the Full Moon has brought to light.

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30 Days of Fire – Day 5

Fire Element Provides Energy

The element of Fire is filled with energy.  Without energy you might find it hard to focus, be creative or achieve the change you are working on.  Cultivating the element of fire includes building that fire in your belly that keeps you going.

When energy is flowing it actually can help you keep a clear mind and have the fortitude to see things with a new light.  So instead of reaching for an energy shot, try out these simple ways to boost your energy and build the energetic gift of the fire element.

  1. Get Moving.  Make sure include physical activity each day. Studies show that in as little as 10 minutes of physical activity your energy will be revved up.
  2. Get Happy.  Did you know a good laugh can get you pumped up when you’re feeling sluggish?  Laughter is a proven stress buster and has been shown to boost your heart rate and safely raise your blood pressure.
  3. Let the Sun In.  Environmental cues such as getting a little sunlight play a huge role in our body’s energy.  So open your curtains or go outside for a short walk to build your vitamin D and feel more alive.
  4. Yawn.  According to research yawning is your body’s way of cooling down the brain and waking it up.
  5. Stretch.  Reach for the sky and gently arch your back.  This type of stretch stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and energizing for the body and mind. Studies show that a little yoga could fight depression and anxiety.
  6. Eat chocolate.  Even though chocolate does have some caffeine the Flavonoids found in cocoa have been shown to boost cognitive skills and improve mood.
  7. Sing.  Singing requires breath control.  So when you sing to the radio out loud while driving you get plenty of extra oxygen pumping and feel energized.
  8. Add a Little Color.  Surround yourself with red.  Studies have shown the color red is associated with winning and self-confidence.  Try looking at or wearing some red or violet hues to feel more awake.

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30 Days of Fire – Day 4

Element of Fire

If you haven’t guessed by now Fire is the element of change and transformation.  Fire both creates and destroys.  There is no way about it- when fire is hot- it is honest, righteous and passionate about truth.  Fire creates new possibility and is the element of inspiration, creativity and the catalyst for transformation.  Fire doesn’t burn its self out, rather it may be smoldering in the background gaining energy to go head first into life’s next adventure.  Those who have had ample fire as a child become self-conscious as they have seen where they have burned people or felt the sting of being a forgotten star.

Evolved fire pays attention to what has heart and meaning.  As fire matures, it knows how not to burn everything in its path but rather to walk with courage into the flames with an open heart and faith knowing what is next is perfect and meant to be.  Fire people have a love for life and know that rage and anger used proactively with consciousness is the catalyst for transformational change.

Enjoy this quick prezi overview pertaining to the element of Fire.
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30 Days of Fire – Day Two

To get started lets begin with a quick overview pertaining to the elements of astrology.

The four elements of astrology can be regarded as four basic principles that guide life.  A focus on the elements can be beneficial when addressing a challenge, setting a goal or the course for your future.

Awareness of your elemental make up will help you understand your character, where best to focus your energies and how to create greater balance and fulfillment in your life.

By understanding the elements of earth, fire, air and water, you will be able to evaluate better your individual strengths and weaknesses giving yourself a compass to guide you throughout your life.

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30 Days of Fire – Day One

Summer Solstice

Today is the day in the Northern Hemisphere where summer begins as the Sun has reached its farthest point north of the equator.  Summer Solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year.  The hours of sunlight begin to decrease from this day forward.

The Summer Solstice is celebrated in many traditions and has a deep spiritual significance.  This is time to celebrate the bounty fueled by life-giving solar rays.  It’s also marked as the time to explore passion and desire.  It is a prefect time to let the sun in and cultivate the element of fire in your life.

To kick off Four Elements 30 Day’s of Fire we start by looking at each of the elements and embrace the unique way they flow in each of us.  The elements of Water, Earth, Air and Fire create the fabric of how we experience and see the world.

This meditation offered and designed to enhance your ability to dive deeper into the lessons offered through the element.  As we enter this practice we begin with the simple creative mission of knowing we are each a spiritual being here on earth.

You are worthy.
You are divine.
You are wanted here and you are most definitely not a mistake.
You have your own unique gifts that you need to share with this world.

Read the meditation a few times and then allow yourself time to let the words take life in you minds eye by silently sitting with a gently breath.

Element Meditation:
Welcoming in the 4 Elements

Welcome in Water.
The place of dreams and feelings that creates will and the flow of creation.

Welcome in Air.
The place of the mind and knowledge that creates breath where ideas take form.

Welcome in Earth.
The place of energy that fuels the practical and physical world –the place where service to others thrives.

Welcome in Fire.
The place of passion and creativity the place where unconditional love illuminates our path.

These elements create a sacred circle around life, reminding us of the beauty here on earth, the potential of our spirit, and our human desires.   Balance exists in welcoming in the abundance and gifts of our earthly experience.

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Understanding The Moon

The Moon is the closest planet to Earth and although small in size it has a considerable affect on the Earth and it’s many inhabitants. The Moon’s gravitational force exerts two and a half times the gravitational pull of the Sun. Like the Sun, the planets and stars, the Moon predictably rises in the east and sets in the west each and every day. As it cycles around the zodiac it spends roughly 2 1/2 days in each sign and takes 29 days to circle through the entire 12 signs of zodiac.

The Moon is Yin and associated with feminine energy. It is responsive, receptive, and reflective. The Moon is our spontaneous and instinctual reactions. Where your Moon is in your chart shows how you protect yourself, as well as make yourself feel secure, comfortable, and safe. It is the place of consciousness when your emotional channel is clear. Your Moon the mediator between your inner and outer world and is the bridge to the relationship between the past and the present.

The phases of the Moon create energies that affect us perhaps as much as its gravitational pull does. Understanding the lunar cycle is key for enhancing manifestation, magic, and in staying centered in our ever changing world. If you want to learn more sign up for our New Moon monthly forecast.

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North Node: What Does it Mean?

Each one of us is a soul on a mission. The more you understand the mission and your unique soul, the easier the path through this life becomes. Part of understanding that mission is becoming mindful of the places where karma and spiritual growth show up to test our resolve to compassionately move beyond doing what we have always done. We all have those habitual patterns where we stop and say to ourselves – why did I do that again even though I know my heart is calling me in a new direction. Our path on this earthly journey is not to remain stagnate – just doing the same old – same old, rather we get a chance to take off the mask, show a little more of our true self, and open up to the possibility of growing towards our life mission. Not easy and not always fun. But I believe that the universe always meets you and gives you what you need to evolve towards you life’s purpose.

That’s the beauty of the science of astrology.  With in your unique birth chart there are clues that can help you discover your purpose and direction. Funny that circle with all of the lines, signs and symbols can untangle those questions that might keep you awake at night. In a sense – it is mission control for your souls directive.

Most people know the placement of the Sun represents your personality and the Moon your emotions. But if you look a little closer, you will see a funny horseshoe-looking symbol know as the North Node. Your North Node is the place where you need to develop in order to deal with karma. In a sense, its placement gives you a glimpse of the experiences and lessons your soul wants to move towards. It is ground central for finding your assignments and road map for this lifetime. Polar opposite is the South Node, which is what your soul has already known and has brought into this life and what it wants to move away from. It is like the cookie jar that sits on the counter that you want keep putting your hand in even though you know you want stop eating so much sugar. The South Node is your autopilot. It is those pattern and habits we easily turn to when all the chips are down.

So now what? Want to take a closer look? Now is a perfect time to whittle away the rough edges and consciously work on these “life lessons” to increase your joy, happiness and fulfilment. It is time to take a simple inventory and get familiar with those hiccups, bumps or comfort zones where you know are keeping you from your hearts desire.  Maybe you are starting to realize that those internal excuses and public defenses are keeping you from true happiness.

Have no fear . . . I am here to let you in on a secret. By developing your North Node, you can actually get on the path towards fulfilment. During the summer months we will share more about our upcoming North Node series which will help you understand how to move closer to your true self.

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