New moon in Sagittarius, the fiery adventurer.
There is a social, communal feel to this moon time. It’s not the usual ‘contemplate your navel’ new moon.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly wanting to explore a new place or a new topic. Perhaps you can simply stop working and play awhile?
And don’t let Thanksgiving feast prep get in the way of fun. Add a bit of singing, dancing and goofing off to your cooking and cleaning regimen.
Remember, all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy.
Don’t be Jack.
The small man
Builds cages for everyone He knows. While the sage, Who has to duck his head When the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners.
translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Creative Commons image
Full moon in earthy, sensual Taurus. A total lunar eclipse will be visible in North America in the early morning hours of Tuesday. AND the sun is sitting in Scorpio communing with Venus.
All of this makes for an intense few days. Expect to feel stirred up and emotional. Be gentle with yourself. Stay grounded – root deep.
Make time every day to do whatever calms you; reading a good novel, taking a bubble bath, going for a hike in nature, meditating, practicing yoga… whatever calms your mind and relaxes your body.
You may receive insights during the peak eclipse energy. Don’t try to force it – just be open to ah ha’s and new ideas that surface.
Now is NOT the time to make big life decisions. Save those for another week.
Image: full moon over standing stones
Calanais, Isle of Lewis. Artist unknown
New moon and Venus in Scorpio, the sign of the shaman / sorceress / witch. And a partial solar eclipse adds heat to the cauldron.
Focus on Self and Soul; use meditation, yoga, breath work, dance, time in nature to help you drop in and contemplate.
What do you need to release? Now is the time for letting go.
Jaguar Image by Susan Seddon Boulet
Full moon in fiery Aries, the spiritual warrior. Heart energy is running high. Pluto also just stationed direct, which may stir up shadow aspects within you that need light and love.
Use this time to tend your inner fire. Breathe into your heart and fan your inner flame. Take some action to honor all that you are; all the strengths and frailties that make you unique and powerful.
Breathe in Love.
Breathe out Love.
Image: Hearth fire on Aries
full moon morning
Down near the bottom
of the crossed-out list of things you have to do today, between “green thread” and “broccoli,” you find that you have penciled “sunlight.”
Resting on the page, the word
is beautiful. It touches you as if you had a friend and sunlight were a present he had sent from someplace distant as this morning—to cheer you up, and to remind you that,
among your duties, pleasure
is a thing that also needs accomplishing.
Do you remember?
that time and light are kinds of love, and love is no less practical than a coffee grinder or a safe spare tire?
Tomorrow you may be utterly
without a clue, but today you get a telegram from the heart in exile, proclaiming that the kingdom still exists, the king and queen alive, still speaking to their children,
—to any one among them
who can find the time to sit out in the sun and listen.
Image: Mount Shasta Sunset
New moon in airy Libra, amplified by the energies of the autumnal equinox.
This is a potent seed point – the perfect time for planting and nurturing new ideas, new ways of being in the world, new ways of relating to others.
What do you want to seed and feed in your life? Start now.
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