The moon has been historically connected to various aspects of life. From tides and fishing, to mental health, all the way to women, their menstrual cycles and pregnancy and birth. We have even thankfully arrived at the point it is becoming part of everyday conversation “is it a full moon, I’m not feeling right”.
It makes sense that we are affected by the moon when as noted the moon impacts upon water and its levels and tides. As humans we are made up on average of 70% water. Therefore it is no wonder we are out of sorts when water has the ability to affect the sea and ocean which is on a much larger scale. In addition the moon has long been connected to emotions and feelings. As an ever evolving species or so we’d like to think, this component of our makeup is a major focus of our behaviour and wellbeing. I know working in psychiatry that yes the full moon does impact upon behaviour, statistically there has been research completed that supports this hypothesis. Police and law enforcement would also concur, with their data as to changes and increases in involvement with people at these times. (example of one research piece)
Personally I have my own little moon baby. Miss 1 particularly when younger used to always have issues on the night of the full moon and the few days prior, particularly with her sleep at night time and being awake and unsettled. She is getting better as she gets older and my belief is because we begin to feel the energy more frequently we adjust and get less disturbed by the impact. Although when fragile we may become susceptible again to uneasiness.
Today is a new moon. In particular a solar eclipse. If you have been following me on facebook or twitter or for that fact saw my other blog this language will not be new to you. Most new moons or full moons I make an announcement for all to do as they will and make use of the amazing energy that is present that night. Most times I recommend connecting with the energy of the moon through focused ideas and intentions set and most importantly reviewed. The moon is also very purifying and can be used to cleanse crystals and jewellery of residue energy but also to re-energise.
Today the new moon is at 6.55pm. The solar eclipse is at 6.39pm and to add to the mix astrologically there is a void of course moon at 9.38pm. What is important today and as always with new moon wishes is that we complete them closest to the time listed to ensure potency (or what I like to call vibrational energy) Void of course is simply explained as the time the moon is between planets.
During Void of Course, Astrologically it is advised to avoid: * beginning new projects * signing an agreement or contract * buying significant items (car or house) * New business arrangements, marriages or commitment to a partner. This time is best used to play, pray, sleep, meditate, do yoga or deep inner work as it is good for reflection.
Therefore today your new moon wishes need to be concentrated specifically before the void of course at 9.38pm as they will not come to fruition.
New Moons are for goals and setting intentions. Using the energy of the moon this consolidates these objectives. If we want the new to emerge we have to let go off that which no longer serves its purpose anymore. therefore that which you have focused on to release at the full moon is to be consciously released and let go whilst we focus on the new beginnings and energy of the new moon.
The New Moon Wish Process is below:
* Decide on your Wishes or Intentions for the near future.
* Be as specific or vague as you want to be
* Write them down – either on a sheet of paper with a pen, or with coloured pens, pencils and so on. The more energy you invest, the better your results are likely to be. Red is seen to encourage to show the universe your exact intentions – so you may want to write in red
* Read them out to the Universe then either bury or burn your list, or set it aside so you can check it this time next month, to see how your wishes worked out.
***Get on with your week, safe in the knowledge that you’ve expressed your wishes to the Universe. Do all you can to make them come true.
Full moons although about closure are to speak of a wish as though it has already come to pass. i.e “I am now….” As I’ve said before on the night of the full moon it is about focusing on that which you are prepared or want to release from your life. I like to acknowledge, thank or bless that issue or problem and then send it on its way. Visualisation can work well whereby the moon beams bend down and connect with you and take the problem away.
New Moons (NM) and Full Moons (FM) for the remainder of 2011. (Australian Eastern Standard Time) During Daylight saving time add 1 hour to the given times if your state observes it.
NM 1st July : 6.55pm FM 15th July: 4.41pm
NM 31st July: 4.41am FM 14th August: 4.59am
NM 29th August: 13.05pm FM 12th September: 7.28pm
NM 27th September: 9.10pm FM 12th October: 12.07pm
NM 27th October: 5.57am FM 11th November: 6.17am
NM 25th November: 4.11pm FM 11th December: 12.37am
NM 25th December: 4.08am
Tools you can use in conjunction with the moon and its energy or that are related:
Goddesses and Gods Diana – Focused Intention, Hecate, Selene, Haniel, Artemis, Ixchel Kali – Goddess of the new moon
Essential Oils and Herbs Sage, patchouli myrrh, sandlewood and rose
Crystals for the moon: Moonstone. New Moon- Garnet, Sapphire, Labradorite to help you transition into a new project or event. Carnelian, Charoite and Peridot also work well. Full Moon- Crystals relating to protection such as Black Tourmaline or Black Obsidian. Amber and Rose Quartz for re-energising and self care and soothing energies. Ruby also amplifies at this time.
I have only briefly touched upon this topic. There is an abundance of information that I would love to share. So leave a comment if there is other aspects of the moon you are interested in or generally you want further information.
Whether you believe in any of this, some or none it’s not particularly important. What you will find is evidence of this at work in your daily life whether you are conscious of it or not. Why not be mindful of this powerful energy to enhance that which is already in play. It’s always helpful focusing on goals, intentions or releasing that which no longer serves. Why not make a ritual out of placing these as areas of importance and coincide with the patterns of the moon.
May your new moon wishes be full of blessings and bringing that which you deserve into your life.
I cannot recommend highly enough purchasing one of these Moon Diaries you can also try your local “new age” or metaphysical store. To start the new year in 2012 I will give one of these away in December. Keep a look out on here for the competition.
Other Websites that involve moon work:
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