Archive for August, 2019

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Fri. Aug. 30, 2019: New Moon Plans

August 30, 2019

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Friday, August 30, 2019
New Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Sunny and pleasant

How was your experience last night?

Could you feel the moment when you released your block? Could you sense it shattering or moving away, or sinking into the earth? What was that experience like for you?

Did it help you sleep?

Or did it give you a sense of loss?

There’s nothing wrong with feeling the absence of a block, even if it prevented you from making progress. It was a part of you. It’s not there any more. You’ve made room for something better, but there’s still an emptiness. A lightness, I hope, a sense of relief and anticipation.

Today, take some time to think about what you want in this new cycle. You don’t have to make an immediate decision. You can even decide to take an entire cycle off and not make a decision.

You’ve made room. Enjoy the emotional space.

Take your time to decide what you want to do to improve your life.

If you decide to stay fallow this cycle, take a few minutes to acknowledge that every day and enjoy the emotional space.

If you decide on something specific, start working out a few steps to take between now and the full moon to get things going.

We will reconvene on the full moon (September 14) to see how we’re doing.

In the meantime, enjoy the journey.

 

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Thurs. Aug. 29, 2019: Dark Moon Release

August 29, 2019

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Dark Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Rainy and warm

The 2020 Spell-a-Day Almanacs have shipped. I just turned in an article for the 2021 Witches’ Companion. So I thought it should get back to posting on the blog, when and where appropriate.

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Dark Moon. It’s a time of low light, at least as far as the moon is concerned. But it’s also a day of huge power as far as releasing what we no longer need, pushing or cutting away what no longer works.

The day before the dark moon is my lowest energy day of the month. It’s hard to do anything, to focus on anything.

But the dark moon itself feels powerful. I am motivated to clean, both on physical and emotional levels, in preparation for a new cycle.

How will I deal with that today?

Tonight, in my before-bed meditation, I won’t even light candles. I will sit in the dark. I will release something specific (that I cannot discuss publicly) that is blocking me from moving forward the way I need to. I will push it from my life so that tomorrow, I can make a fresh start.

There are plenty of cutting away rituals and separation rituals. Over time, I am sure we will discuss them. But tonight, on this particular night, I want a quiet separation, not something dramatic.

Remember, even when you release energy, you should still ground before and after. Grounding helps keep you steady, and prevents stuck energy from giving you dis-ease.

Tonight, I will sit.

Tonight, I will follow my breath.

Tonight, I will relax into the release.