Yeap, today is a New Moon, in the astrological constellation of Scorpio on the 11th day of the 11th month. That makes this a particularly powerful time for shedding what is no longer serving you. It is time to release all the things that are holding you back and focus on all the wonderful new things you want to bring in to your life.
I am no astrologer. I am no expert on moon phases or numerology, the planets or anything really. I am just an opinionated, intuitive and highly feeling soul. I’m not here to give you information about what it all means, there are plenty of amazing bloggers out there doing that already! So what am I here for? I’m here to give you some suggestions on things you can do if you feel called to.
I’m here to remind myself and you, Constant Reader, of the energies present on the earth right now. I have deep faith in the energies around us and have no doubt that energies can affect us even without us being conscious of it. I really would like to become more conscious of it. I am very good at ignoring information and just floating along unhinged in life, no focus, no intent. I am naturally an easy-going person and happy to just go with the current. Or is it that I’m a people pleaser? Sometimes I wonder…
Anyway for me today the new moon means a new beginning, a new start. Just like the New Year, or the first day of the month or the first day of the week. It’s a renewed motivational energy for me. It’s a day where I can begin to set in motion how I want to be for the rest of the month. I’ve always been drawn to the cycles of the moon in particular. Possibly because I feel drawn to wicca, possibly because I am a female and my own personal cycles are tied unconsciously to the moon (though I am working on making that a more conscious thing). Whatever the reason I love the cycle of the moon because it’s not a long time, only 28 days on average, and there is a very visible track of the cycle if you just look in to the sky.
I find it interesting that I get the urge to clean my house leading up to a new moon, as if in preparation for a new beginning. I also use this time to cleanse my house energetically. Yeap, I’m one of those sage burning people. I love the smell of it and I love the feel of it. Whether it is all a load of crap or not doesn’t matter. What matters is how it leaves me feeling. That is what I think about any kind of ritual, faith, belief, routine, way of life. What matters is how it feels, as long as it harms no other living being. Now I’m sounding a little Buddhist right? Well, I do have a deep belief that the basis of every religion and faith in the world is exactly the same. But this is not a theological outpour, it’s about today. Right now. The 11th day of the 11th month.
This is a day of remembrance; remembrance for those humans who chose (or were forced) to go kill other humans in the name of freedom. Before I go too far down that path I will remind myself this is not an outpour about my views on war. This day is also a very powerful day for there is magic within the repetitive numbers, if you believe… and I do. I have always had a fascination with repetitive numbers, though again, I’m not a numerologist nor have studied numbers beyond year 11 mathematics! For more information on repetitive numbers and their possible significance google Doreen Virtue, she has a lot of information out there about it all.
For me, regardless of what anyone else says (again it’s about how I feel), the number 1 is singular, so it’s about your individual self. While I know separation from others is merely an illusion, we have come to earth as individuals to experience that which we wanted to experience. So 1 is about the self. Therefore, for me, the repetition of 1 is about manifesting more self to the self. So if I am loving, I will manifest and attract more loving toward me. If I focus on how tired I am I will manifest and attract more tiredness toward me. If I focus on being kind and giving then I will attract more kindness and giving toward me. If I focus on health problems I will attract more health problems toward me. So today, on this very powerful day of manifestation, be aware, be hyper-aware of what you are focusing on. If you are focusing on something you don’t want or don’t need in your life, shift your focus immediately. Do not dwell on what no longer serves you right now.
So between the new moon and the magical repetition of the number 1 today is a very powerful time for creating what you DO want. For bringing to you that which you desire in your life. So then what of the astrological alignment within the constellation Scorpio? Scorpio is a water sign. Water is life. 75% of your body is made up of water. The moon controls water. Water is closely linked to emotion. So here we are finding ourselves in a time and space where we can safely release any old emotions that remain clinging to us but no longer serve us. That time your brother stole your toy and destroyed it, the betrayal and hurt you felt, you can let go of that now. Release it and focus instead on how much you love your brother. Attract the love to you and release the pain.
Again, I am no astrologer and there are many amazing people out there with better information than I. Elizabeth Peru for instance has a wealth of information for those interested. This is merely about me. It is, after all, MY blog. This is about my journey. My faith. My desires and choices. You, Constant Reader, are simply a witness to my life which I am grateful for.
Today I will smudge my house with the smoke of dried white sage. I will repeat a mantra that sits well with me as I do so. I will also use my reiki to give the place a good cleaning out. If I can muster the energy I will also physically clean some of the space my children, my familiar and I live in. I will focus on what I’d like to see accomplished within the next moon cycle. Will you join me?
I will earn a lot of money face painting this coming 4 weeks.
I will drink a lot of water.
I will find out if I am gluten intolerant then begin cutting gluten out of my life as much as I can manage.
I will pay all my bills.
I will spend as much money as I can on my Mr Bee for his 5th b’day.
I will delve in to learning new ways of living my life how I want to, which includes celebrating the 8 holidays of the wiccan year instead of celebrating societies holidays. No more christmas for me. No more easter. No more valentines day or hallowe’en. I will honour my desire to live more naturally and according to nature’s and my own cycles.
What sort of things will you focus on accomplishing within the next moon cycle?