The Dark Of The Moon and Intentions

I find I am in a deeply introspective mood as we lead up to the New Moon in Virgo on Thursday morning. This is the dark of the moon, the balsamic phase, and is an important time of rest and rejuvenation.   Intuition and creativity is high, physical energy is low and sleep is important. I am pulled to dream and meander. If I follow the lunar cycles and choose to honor this time I go within and allow my deep intuition to tell me what no longer serves and what I want to manifest in my life.   This is the dreamtime when all the energies of the universe swirl around our own energies. This is when we can create real beauty and abundance in our lives. This is a time to break free of that which holds us back.   As I tune into these phases more and more I instinctively know what needs to end. I brought three things in my life to an end in the last couple of days. Things that no longer serve. Things that, having gone, will open up space for the new in my life. Things that will create freedom to move forward.   And now I dream of my intentions. Before I sleep tomorrow night (Wednesday night) I shall have written my intentions to the universe for the next cycle. My dreams of abundance in all areas of my life and my dreams of changes I want to make in my life. I shall remember that the New Moon is in Virgo with a focus on service, being of use...

Harnessing Cosmic Energies or Doom and Gloom?

I was inspired to talk about my approach to astrology. Many see astrology as doom and gloom and that many follow their ‘stars’ like puppets. They believe that if the stars say it’s going to be a bad day then it will be. I prefer to talk about harnessing energies. This topic first formed in my mind after the reaction to my last blog post Travel and Mercury Retrograde: Who Thought That Was A Good Idea. So many people seemed sorry for me!! Either I’m really not very funny or I painted a bleak picture. So I would like to expand. I looked upon the things that happened on my trip as yes, a manifestion of the retrograde, but also as a sign that I was not working with the energies. I was not reflecting and reviewing certain areas of my life. Non of the incidents were REALLY bad. I just thought they made a good and funny story. I got my message from it all, learned an astrological lesson and made lemonade out of it by writing a funny blog post. What I believe is that there is a yin and yang to everything. A shine and shadow, a high road and low road. ‘Fortunate’ aspects also have a negative side and ‘challenging’ aspects have a positive. Nothing is wholly good or bad. We are all energy, the universe is sacred geometry and we contain it all. We are universal energy and that sacred geometry flows in and through us. As above, so below, as within, so without. For example we are in the midst of ‘fortunate’ aspects...