Typical of Gemini energy, it's a last minute/spontaneous decision to write a new, and long overdue blog! Gemini is Mercury ruled and all about communication. Gemini is an Air/thinking sign with mutable/changeable energy. It tends to be fast paced and likes to jump from one thing to another, keeping us all on our toes!
The Tarot card associated with Gemini is The Lovers. This is often a card that delivers a message of choosing with the Heart. It's all about uniting Heart and Mind and our own inner process of the sacred marriage of our inner masculine and feminine energies.
I've charged The Lovers card with the intention of receiving a message for this New Moon ~ and received - drum roll....
The message I receive from this card is to follow the call of your soul. Get out of your mind and into your Heart and take that leap of faith.
A favourite quote from Terence McKenna comes to mind ~
“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to...
Look at every path closely and deliberately. Does this path have heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you. A path without heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy, it does not make you work at liking it.” Carlos Castaneda
During this rather introspective time, we’re being given opportunity to pause, to consider. Is this path that we’re currently following leading towards peace, or suffering? In this one life, are we choosing happiness, through surrender and acceptance or choosing a battle of our own making?
Leo rules the Heart. The recent full moon which took place with Moon in Aquarius, and Sun in opposite sign of...
“We rich nations, for that is what we are, have an obligation not only to the poor nations, but to all the grandchildren of the world, rich and poor. We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests as well as our own. Anyone who fails to recognise the basic validity of the proposition put in different ways by increasing numbers of writers, from Malthus to The Club of Rome, is either ignorant, a fool, or evil.” Moss Cass
Alchemy, Integrity and Discernment are key words for this New Moon.
In the Earthy, Yin sign of Capricorn and with the energy of the ambitious Mer Goat, we’re being provided with an invitation to shift our awareness to being custodians of the land and implementing new ways of honouring and sharing Gaia’s resources. You may like to consider new ways you can contribute. In 2017 we were tempered. Now we have the opportunity to be Alchemist’s, turning le...
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” Rumi
We’ve made it through the transformative waters of Scorpio and have reached the mutable fiery energy of Sagittarius. It’s time to re-ignite the spark and to rise again.
Sagittarius is represented by the archer who aims his arrow at the truth. A centaur, half man, half horse; symbolising both the attempt to free oneself from man’s lower nature of animal desire, as well as his spiritual aspirations.
I suggest at this time, that it might serve us better to take aim within. Seeking any self imposed sense of limitation, anything less than love, reflecting on our self worth and asking ourselves if there’s anything preventing us from aiming high and having the faith in ourselves, to get to where we want to go. Knowing that we can take the high road and setting sights on how we might apply ourselves to our purpose, our mission.
Sagittarius is the sign of the wisdom seeker and vision quester, represented in Tarot by card 14. T...
“In the process of falling to the earth, seeping into the ground, and then emerging, water obtains information from various minerals and becomes wise.” Masaru Emoto
Scorpio is a feminine water sign, so you may like to think of this process of “seeping into the ground” as a deep sea diver, seeking the pearl at the bottom of the ocean. The “emerging” and becoming wise, is not only the retrieval of the pearl, but the wisdom earned from the complete journey of the dive.
This new moon (Nov. 18th AEST) is offering us an invitation to go places we’ve not yet traversed… to the depths of our being. To explore our fears, those which hold us back from living a passionately inspired life. It’s an invitation to stretch and take ourselves further than we’ve dared venture before.
Scorpio is said to rule “sex, death and taxes”. Death, both literal and metaphorical, is transformation, a transition from one state to another. So use this potent time to release yourself from what no longer brings joy...
This new moon taking place in the sign of Libra, represented by scales (of Balance and Justice) and ruled by Venus (Goddess of Love and Beauty) marks this as a time for planting new seeds and setting intentions of creating Love and Connection. Balance and Harmony. Within and without. It’s a good time to take a look at our habits and patterns to see if they are serving us. Do we make the time for achieving a harmonious work/play balance? Is there head and heart alignment?
As the Sun (masculine/conscious) and the Moon (feminine/unconscious) join together in the sky in the sign of relationships, this is energy of the sacred alchemical marriage of the masculine and feminine, which when worked with consciously within, can be extended to others, from a space of centredness, balance and wholeness.
The Tarot card associated with Libra is Justice. The element of air belongs with Libra; air being the quality ruling the mind, thoughts and intellect (repres...
“Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts.
For out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.” - James Allen
This Beautiful new moon taking place in the sign of the Virgin/Priestess, has it's emphasis on healing any mind/body split. With Venus moving into the Earth sign of Virgo the day prior to new moon, we have an invitation to heal mind (Virgo is traditionally ruled by Mercury) and body. Remembering that our bodies are our Temples, reminding us to honour the physical senses and become totally embodied.
You may like to ask yourself if you're using your discernment when it comes to taking care of body, mind and spirit? Are you treating your body as your Temple? It may take some time of stilling the mind, and going within, to find your answers. Meditati...
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
With the Sun and Moon conjoined (together) in Leo, and Leo ruling the Heart, the message of this New Moon eclipse is one of heart connection and expression.
“The memory of life arrived on this earth carried by the soul of water. From this memory, life awoke, the human being emerged...” Masaru Emoto
We all come into existence, on this planet, via the womb of the Mother, in a sac of watery fluid.
This Cancerian new moon is offering us all an invitation to connect with the energy of the Divine Mother and to our own emotional nature.
It would be wise of us to consider, at the time of this watery Moon, the very sacredness of water, and to honour our Mother - Earth, by taking care of her land and water, which she provides for us so bountifully.
As with all new moons, we are at a seeding point, making it a good time to question how we’re nurturing ourselves and each other.
What makes a home cooked meal taste so good? it’s usually when it’s been made with the secret, or not so secret, ingredient of love.
This is energy we can all bring into our lives. Think not fast food, but slow food, prepared and cooked with l...
Gemini is the eternal child. Always curious about life. Always up for learning something new and for new experiences.
Gemini is represented by The Twins. We can view these as black and white, masculine and feminine, conscious and unconscious, up and down! it’s the spectrum of opposites, of duality.
Gemini is always looking at all perspectives, and not happy to be one sided.
At this time of new beginnings, which all new moons offer, we’re working with the energy of the element of air. Air being the realm of the mind and thought, with Gemini ruled by Mercury, which rules communication.
So, we’re being offered an opportunity of a new way of thinking and communicating. A new approach to life.
“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who rea...