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The Moon And Her Rhythms


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The elder stands in front of a full moon in honor and remembrance of all those who have come before him and for all those who will come after him. He honors the journey of his own soul and celebrates his lineage for all of the gifts and teachings they have bestowed upon him.


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Moon takes you on a path to inner knowing through trusting your intuition and honoring the cycles and rhythms of your body and mother earth. Align with moon energy and help bring your whole being into greater balance and harmony. With this potent new moon, it is time to put into motion your deepest longings and desires. Allow your whole being to calibrate with what wants to come forward for you. Set your intentions, feel them deeply and then release them to the universe to be nurtured and tended to. Trust that the universe always has your back and allow your dreams to begin unfolding.


Spiritual Exercise: Aligning Your Energy with the Moon Cycles

Start journaling about how you are feeling physically, emotionally and spiritually during the various phases of the moon. If you have not been tracking the moon cycles, start simply with noticing when it is a full moon and when it is a new moon and how you are feeling. Each new moon signifies new beginnings, while the full moon is an opportunity to release that which no longer serves you and gain even clarity on where you want to focus moving forward. Following the rhythm of the moon cycles when help your body follow it’s natural tendency to ebb and flow between doing and resting.


New Moon - New Beginnings

The new moon is full of excitement and possibility. It’s a time for new beginnings; to bask in the glow of setting the wheel into motion to create something new in your life.


Waxing Crescent - Refinement

This phase is about refining and breathing life into your intentions. What is coming up right now that still needs to be addressed or healed?


First quarter or Half Moon - Action

The energy of this phase signifies decision making. What do you need to do to move forward toward your intentions? It’s time to choose what you need to do and take action.


Waxing Gibbous - Trust and Refine

The energy of this phase is about trust and refinement. What have you learned regarding the intentions you put into motion? Is there anything you have missed? A detail overlooked? Refine your intentions, but be kind to yourself and trust that the universe has your back.


Full Moon - Release and Continue Moving Forward

The full moon tends to bring all emotions into a heightened state. People may feel more sensitive, stressed or overwhelmed. In this phase the light shines brightly on what intention you have set into motion and makes clear what it is that needs releasing that does not align with the initial intention.


Waning Gibbous - Introspection

This phase is about introspection and gratitude. Reflect upon your goals, but stay in a state of gratitude to receive the blessings of the universe. How do your intentions influence others in the world?


Third Quarter - Forgive

Breathe into this phase. Listen to yourself and note your intuitive nudges. Take final steps to bring your intention to fruition. Course correct if necessary. Forgive yourself for old lingering fears or habits holding you back. You are nearing completion.


Waning Crescent - Rest

This phase signifies surrender. It’s time to rest and recuperate. Begin reflecting on the seeds of intention for the next moon cycle and what has come to pass during this cycle.


New Moon - New Beginnings

The new moon is full of excitement and possibility. It’s a time for new beginnings; to bask in the glow of setting the wheel into motion to create something new in your life.


My Moon Fascination

I have always held a deep fascination with the moon. From the time I was little I have always stared in wonder at the night sky and the beautiful moon that seems to hang there with such ease and brilliance. The moon reminds me about how small and grandiose I am all in the same breath. I can feel the strength of her wisdom, the calmness in her light and the steadfastness in her rhythms.


Virtually every painting I create includes the sun and the moon. To be honest, this is almost never intentional. I don’t set out to include the moon, she just seems to ALWAYS want to be a part of the image. The energy for me is about the balance between the divine masculine and the divine feminine. The sun symbolizing the divine masculine and the moon radiating the divine feminine. The moon beckons us to remember who we are, why we came to earth in this lifetime, and to embody our sacred femininity and strength. She beckons us to sit silently with her in still moments, to cherish the dark, the alone, the quiet. She asks us to cherish and honor all the softness within ourselves, to sit patiently with whatever arises and remind it, “you are beautiful and perfect and I love you just as you are in this very moment.” The moon does not ask us to be perfect, but to honor that which we perceive to be imperfect with love and open arms.


As I have started honoring the moon cycles over the last few months, I have begun to notice a difference within myself; a softening, a trusting, an allowing that was not as obvious before. My body feels more at ease in harmony with the moon rhythms and I grant myself more permission and grace. May you discover what your body and spirit most need as you align with the power of moon.


Art Exercise for Each New Moon

Ask yourself, “What do I wish to create in alignment with the energy of this new moon? What is it that I want to happen in my life?” Close your eyes and envision that which you want to create.

Feel it in every fiber of your being. What feelings do you have? Notice them. Allow the feelings to grow and expand. Create a visual representation of that which YOU ARE CREATING that you can look at daily throughout the cycle. Trust yourself and your potential to manifest.

My word for 2019 is roots and I am really focusing on this intention as I begin the year. I want to nourish and nurture the roots of my business, my family life, my friendships. This feels nourishing, supportive and in flow to me. I am not rushing the process, but rather nurturing it.

Affirmation

I align the rhythms of my life with the rhythms of the moon cycles. I allow my body, mind and spirit to come into greater balance and harmony. I rest when I need to rest and take action when it’s time to take action.



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