Is anyone else as fascinated by the moon as I am? I was once told in an intuited guidance session facilitated by another healer that the ‘moon won’t matter to you anymore’ once I evolved further down my path& connected to Source. This advice didn’t sit with me so well as it’s not like the moon will disappear from my life completely; it will still be there. The moon is part of source energy as everything is one and a reminder of the law of opposites/duality. I feel the moon is still relevant, perhaps more so when a deeper connection is made. It’s part of the linear structure of our days and years. Even though I’m sure ‘time’ somewhere else in this universe is not linear, but right here on earth, it is. Who knows this reading may have some truth in it, I might change my perception one day but for now I’m all about the Moon!
The moon has both scientific and metaphysical properties that intrigue me. On an energetic level, the moon does have some effect on our physical being as I know most of you reading this will have felt. The moon governs the tides in the ocean, and as the human body is around 60% water, I believe we can be affected too. We are not putting blame or attachment on the moon for those days we feel scattered, out of sorts or drained but acknowledging its influence. There is a force stronger than our brains can interpret that may send us off balance. We can leave it at that, or we can dig deeper.
Challenging moon days may well have lessons for us to recognise as it is suggested that metaphysically the moon opens doorways to the levels of higher consciousness. It’s like on moon days, full or new; the veils are thinner between our worlds.
This weekend the veils will be wafer thin, get ready but don’t be scared, this is wonderful energy to work with. Friday 21st December 2018 is Solstice, the shortest day in Northern Hemisphere and the longest day in the South. The light shifts as the seasons start to change. Directly following the Solstice is Full Moon in cancer, the Cold Moon, on Saturday 22nd December 5:48 pm UK time or 1:48 am Perth time on Sunday. This event will not occur again until 2094.
As I am currently in the Northern hemisphere, I’m welcoming in the Winter Solstice, my second for 2018 as I was in the South in June. This brings back my balance as in 2017 I experienced two Summer Solstices for the same reason I was travelling. Interesting how things come into equilibrium.
I’ve been observing the energy patterns over the past month since the last Full Moon. Here are the reflections that presented. Have old wounds opened up, people from your past come into mind, and any situations you had forgotten about that have suddenly come up again for assessment? If you find yourself being triggered, it may mean it’s time to close a loop on the things that are pushing your buttons. Notice why these things irritate or cause emotions to bubble up for you. Are these something you can address by changing the way you perceive the situation in this present moment now you are in a different space?
Full Moon is a time for gratitude, saying thank you for everything we appreciate and also the lessons that arise for healing. Being grateful for the opportunity to close karmic cycles and heal, so we don’t keep carrying them along. Full Moon is a great time to press the reset button too, especially as we are on the edge of the year turning. We can restart at any time; however, there seems to be a strong power when the moon is at it’s fullest. Maybe it’s the magnetic pull that adds the extra charge. What can we leave behind in 2018 and not take forward to 2019?
Of course, by closing and releasing some old patterns we create space to allow in something new. There is an opportunity for creation by aligning our actions moving forward to our Higher Self vision. Tap into your greatest dreams, think big, go long and see what arises. Then start to break down the path to get there into smaller pieces. Make a plan as to what actions that need to be taken to start manifesting. Wishing and waiting won’t cut it action is always needed.
Also, remember that manifesting isn’t about collecting more material goods, that is not the point. To manifest is to invite the possibility of expansion on a Soul level. Drawing experiences and opportunities too you that will enrich your Soul, it’s not about getting more money to buy stuff. Yes, money may come up as an exchange that then you can invest in something nourishing to assist your progression – a course, a retreat or just the opportunity to work less and enjoy life more because you’re not working 24/7.
With all this in mind, why not create a ceremony on Friday night or over the weekend. Your personal ritual can take any shape you like; there are no set rules, make it your own. It may be as simple assitting outside under the moonlight and journaling or sitting in reflection. You may attend an organised event or host one yourself for your like-minded friends. Arranging your crystals into an intuitively led grid and placing your intentions for the year ahead, what you are grateful for, the things you’d like to let go of and everything you’d like to see more of in the centre of your grid. Light some incense or make an essential oil blend with the intentionof clearing, cleansing and creating. You may wish to pull a big spread of oracle cards. If you need some inspiration here’s a spread from one of my favourite tarot readers. Perhaps mull things over a mulled wine 😉 There is no limit on what you can do!
Enjoy the Solstice Full Moon vibes, reflect, be grateful, rejoice, and act with kindness and compassion.
I’ll be back in the New Year for what to expect in 2019. Until then, stay shiny and bright.
P.S WordPress has got all fancy with the latest update but not liking copy and pasting from Word so much. I’m aware some words in this piece may have glued themselves together, even after I’ve unstuck them for those editing geeks out there 😉