Category Archives: New Moon

Libra’s New Moon and the Space Between Us ~

I love Libra, and Libra’s New Moon cycle offers some amazing opportunities for reflection. It also holds abundant gifts of appreciation, balance, peace, and harmony through connections with others.

So, let’s center ourselves. Let’s breathe into this moment, this space, when the Moon is in the balsamic phase of darkness just before her new light returns in Libra tomorrow, September 28, 2019, at 12:26 pm MDT. The balsamic phase is where ideas coalesce, so let’s marinate here for a moment.

Continuing to notice our breath, let’s feel our feet on the ground rooting into the Earth – and let’s feel our hearts lifting and connecting to the Cosmos.

When we’re centered within ourselves in this way, between Earth and Above,
we’re in the realm of Aries.

The journey from fiery Aries to airy Libra takes us from our centers into the spaces that exist between us. The New Moon in Venus-ruled Libra reminds us that the quality of the space between us depends on what we bring to it.

New moons in general are ideal times to set intentions, and this one has some amazing aspects that offer much potential for us to manifest them.

One of these aspects is the New Moon’s opposition to the asteroid Chiron in Aries, the wise healer that supports our survival. If we’re willing to step outside of ourselves on the way from Aries to Libra, we can see our reflection in others. If we’re willing to go even deeper, we’ll appreciate our ability to mirror them, as well. Bravely taking this journey with compassion guiding us brings balance and harmony to the ways we live, heal, and express ourselves.

Another potent aspect of this New Moon in Libra is a T-square to Saturn and the South Lunar Node in Capricorn, and the North Nodal Node in Cancer. This connection helps us release lessons and habits from the past that no longer serve our best expression. It also reminds us to adopt a willingness to take responsibility for practicing loving self-care and for fulfilling our needs.

Finally, this New Moon makes an exact inconjunction to Uranus in Taurus. A conjunction is a supportive aspect where energies pair up close to each other, while an inconjunction is the opposite. Inconjunctions require us to notice the disconnection and correct our course, if needed. Uranus in Taurus wants us to really get in touch with our values, and the New Moon’s aspect to it implores us to connect with what really matters so that we can restore balance and harmony to our lives.

The upshot of this New Moon is that it’s time. It’s time to show up and make our intentions matter, because they truly do. Together, we can know and appreciate balance, peace, and harmony – where we all mirror the best of each other. Let’s do this!

With much love and harmony, always,
Christina ~

Virgo’s New Moon Cycle ~ Embodying the Essential Self

All of us have the potential to be nourished by the Moon’s journey into Virgo, which occurs on August 30th, 2019, in the wee hours just before dawn at 4:37 am MDT, when some of us will
still be dreaming in the land of shadows.

Virgo’s Healing Earthy New Moon reminds me of why I garden and how it feeds my soul.

~ Feeling the damp soil in my fingers and on my cheek as I brush my hair away in the wind.

~ Tuning into the harmony of pollinators – from the buzzing bees to the whirring hummingbirds dashing from one source of life to another.

~ Delighting in the simplicity of chickadees and juncos bathing in the fountain, or the joyful surprise of Anna’s hummingbirds showering in the mist from the garden hose.

~ Finding peace in the vigilant silence of the baby rabbit nibbling on clover, trusting me completely to continue planting Sweet Williams by her side.

~ Appreciating the focused industry of ground squirrels and chipmunks gathering what they need for the coming winter.

~ Watching in awe as arachnids move about Her skin – from great grey wolf spiders camoflauged in the dirt to ancient orb weavers creating suspended works of art in the air.

~ Inhaling the manna of petrichor – the earthy aroma produced when rain falls on dry soil.
How perfect that the word petrichor is constructed from the Greek language –  petra meaning “stone”, and īchōr meaning “the fluid that flows in the veins of the Gods in Greek mythology.”
Of course, I would add that it flows in the veins of Goddesses, too.

Virgo is all about the Feminine Earth Goddess and
Her gardens of Life and Love with which she blesses us.

If we’re alert and open enough to her healing energy now, we’ll discover that we feel a bit more present – a bit more grounded – and a bit more nourished than we were just moments ago.

Our perfect selves yearn for our purest intentions to be expressed during this auspicious time. The clearer and more committed we are to what matters now, the easier our efforts will be in the month ahead. Virgo loves action, effort, order, and routine – and it thrives on efficiency.

This moon cycle invites us to make what we’re working on count, and its Earthy trine to Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn supports our efforts to that end.

This Lunar Goddess also aligns with both Mars and Venus in Virgo, blessing us with the perfect balance and wholeness of masculine and feminine energies. It longs for us to claim what we desire and what we value, and it encourages us to clarify what we’re willing to give and what we’re willing to receive.

We are to call forth, ground into, and embody that which is natural and essential ~ that which is whole, unified, and perfect ~ that which is universal and right here in front of us, always: our genuine and magnificent selves. 

So it is and so it shall be. Always, healing. Always, love. Always, blessings.

For all relations ~
Christina

Entering the Portal of Light of Leo’s New Moon Cycle

Our motivation and willingness to be fully alive falls under Leo’s spotlight during tonight’s New Moon cycle. At 9:12 pm MDT, it joins Venus and together, the Sun, Moon, and Venus in Leo create a fiery trine to Ceres in Sagittarius and Chiron in Aries.

The Sun in Leo beams Source energy that stokes our inner flame. The Moon in Leo reflects that brilliance. Venus in Leo loves all forms of radiant beauty, especially if they have an element of performance. Ceres in Sagittarius gestates expansion. Chiron in Aries offers a healing bridge to our survival.

If we connect to this portal of light and accept the gifts of courage, beauty, love, and healing power that it offers, we can ignite the spark of creativity waiting inside each of us and enlighten our world.

As an activator of life, Sun-ruled Leo also shines the light on our inheritance. Our talents, gifts, strengths, courage, shadows, fears, values, beliefs, ideas, behaviors – literally everything we think, do, and have is tied to what came before. Evaluating whether or not what we hold and share is worthy of the stage is especially important now.

How much of what we carry belongs to a lineage whose time has passed?

Another potent trine from this New Moon connects to Jupiter at 14 degrees Sagittarius. There is a quality to the degree of 14 Sagittarius that goes beyond linear time. where the potential exists for actions taken now to affect the past and the present simultaneously. If we had the power to bend time – to transcend the boundaries of it – what would we do with that ability? Would we heal old wounds? Would we bless them for their wisdom, and in doing so, honor what came before?

The New Moon and Sun also square Uranus in Taurus, challenging us to choose our values with great care, because what we focus on brings more of the same. In the midst of rapidly changing times, we’re standing on the foundation of what came before and building what will come. If we have the courage to shape it with love, we’ll all win.

Hummingbirds dash, sing, and dart their way about pine boughs under a sky brushed with wisps of angels’ wings and a single dragonfly weave its trail of mystery around me. The joy of life’s magic can be just tiny enough to give us pause, or it can be so magnificent that it engulfs us.

Here’s to entering tonight’s portal of light
and being open to what it sparks!

With Great Love, always,
Christina ~

 

Cancer’s New Moon Cycle Births the Eclipse Season ~

July brings powerful gifts with two eclipses in the Cancer/Capricorn axis. The first one, a Total Solar Eclipse, occurs at 9° and 10° Cancer. It begins on the morning of the Cancer New Moon on July 2nd at 10:55 am MDT, reaches totality at 1:22 pm MDT (just after the New Moon at 1:16 pm MDT) and ends at 3:50 pm MDT.
It will be visible in South America and the Pacific.

The New Moon in Cancer on July 2nd is pregnant with possibilities for growth and rebirth, and this first Total Solar Eclipse of the year maximizes its potential. Its proximity to the North Node in Cancer and its opposition to Saturn and the South Node in Capricorn holds the urgency that is felt before emerging into a new life.

If we’ve responded to the energies of the lunar nodal axis in Cancer/Capricorn lately, we’ve clarified our needs and worked toward meeting them by engaging in radical self-care and love. If we’ve ignored this impulse, we could be caught in a cycle of expectation and blame where we look to others or the world around us to fill our soul needs and/or wounds. Avoiding personal responsibility and feeding old patterns of victim thinking is exactly what this eclipse cycle is inviting us to release and transform.

Mars joins Mercury in fiery Leo during this Cancer New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse. Mercury in Leo encourage us to shine a light on thoughts that we want to make tangible in our lives, while Mars in Leo wants to illuminate the desires in our hearts. Let’s direct the light to uplifting thoughts and reach out for what and who we love.

Mercury goes retrograde in Leo on the 7thof July, and will revisit Cancer before it goes direct at the month’s end. Remembering to cultivate the thoughts that nurture and heal will help us through this period of growth and expansion. The ability to respond rather than react cannot be overvalued.

The second eclipse in this cycle, a Partial Lunar Eclipse, occurs at 22°- 24° Capricorn on the afternoon of the Full Moon on July 16, 2019. It begins at 12:43 pm MDT,reaches its maximum at 3:30 pm, and ends at 6:17 MDT that evening. It will be visible over most of Europe, most of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and Antarctica.

As the Moon waxes full in Capricorn, this Partial Lunar Eclipse is packed with Pluto’s insistence that we excavate and transform our collective consciousness. To this end, we can explore what thoughts and energy we’re bringing to our days, our interactions with each other, and the world. Intentions have infinite organizing power – and this eclipse can bring instant feedback on ours. Choosing them wisely is highly recommended. 

~ Are we empowered as co-creators of our existence? Or, are we victims of something that is seemingly outside of our control?

~ How can we shift our thoughts/energies/actions to contribute to a brighter world?

Eclipse cycles always bring opportunities to wipe away what no longer serves us and embrace a fresh start. This one is ripe with potential to birth a fluid new way of understanding ourselves and our place in the greater family of living, growing beings of which we’re a part.

May we love ourselves and each other along the way, and bless our shared journey with joy.

With abundant blessings and appreciation, always,
~ Christina

June’s New Moon in Gemini ~ Creating Space to Receive our Dreams

As with most New Moon posts, I write this in the balsamic phase of the moon where ideas gestate before birth. Tomorrow, in the dark just before dawn, the New Moon will form at 4:02 am MDT at 12 degrees of Gemini.

I’ve spent part of this weekend reconnecting to Source Energy at a workshop where Abraham and Esther Hicks shared wisdom from the non-physical realm. The other part was spent in my garden and forest around my home. Happily, inspiration and ideas are within my reach again.

Like many humans in the Abraham Hicks workshop, I was in grave need of inspiration; it has been waning for me personally – and many of us collectively – during these shifting times. In perfect alignment with the law of attraction that rules our Universe, the messages I received did not disappoint.

With deep gratitude to Abraham, Esther, her team, and others in the workshop, I wish to share some of the gems that emerged as we welcome the New Moon in Gemini.

May these paraphrased ideas from the workshop stimulate new thoughts, ignite new conversations, and inspire all of us to receive what is possible – and to be what is possible.

Growth and expansion will happen. Experiencing joy along the way is a choice. Gemini loves choices! Gemini and its ruler Mercury also love learning. Here’s to aligning with their energies and choosing to expand our perspectives with joy!

Where is joy waiting for us? Gemini also loves to have fun, so let’s go there this month!

There is a vast difference in receiving a thought and thinking a thought. Empowerment comes from receiving what comes from our Source energy. When we enter the present moment without expectations, we’re able to receive the ideas from our dreams.

Are we creating space to receive? Or, are we constantly thinking and stopping the flow?

Trusting the images and ideas that we get is pivotal and waiting to act until we’re guided to do so increases the flow of blessings that will follow.

When we insist on knowing the way forward and struggle to make things happen, we interrupt the co-creation and emergence of our dreams. This is especially important now, as the New Moon in Gemini connects to intuitive Neptune and expansive Jupiter. Intuition comes when we’re open to receiving it, while forcing things shuts it down.

The mutable signs of Gemini, Pisces, and Sagittarius are accentuated during this Moon’s cycle, so embracing cooperation, flexibility, and a willingness to change our ways of thinking into the arena of being and allowing aligns us with the flow of life and love.

Immersing ourselves in nature, meditation, and/or anything that fosters presence and joy helps us enter the realm of receptivity. Grounding into the Earth helps us connect our heads with our hearts, bodies, and spirits, and this is especially important this month.

Boredom is the opposite of momentum toward what you desire, and it often comes from fear of making wavesFinding magical places to daydream is always recommended, but this month it becomes paramount. Without expectation, be open, attentive, and curious in your daydreams and see what shows itself.

What do you desire? What makes your spark of light shine?

Inspiration has always come to me from Nature, usually through the lens of my camera. Wayne Dyer shared a thought that resonated with me when he said that photographs contain and convey vibrations of energy, and those that gaze upon them are lifted to a higher place. From a place of deep and wide inspired love, I plan to share an image of something from our natural world for which I’m grateful for during each day of this New Moon cycle on my New Earth Essence Facebook page.

What inspires you? What are you appreciating now?

I’m appreciating basking in the present moment and realm of possibility again, where I notice love and beauty in the world, and I’m ever thankful to spread it around so that it expands…for our common joy and well-being.

Thank you for receiving what is possible with me, and for shining your light, always.

With Abundant Joyful Blessings
~ Christina

April’s New Moon in Aries ~ Weaving Ourselves Alive

…as are we.

The Sabian symbol for this month’s New Moon at 15° Aries is An Indian Weaving a Ceremonial Blanket in the Light of the Setting Sun.
As Dane Rudhyar reflects on this imagery in his book, An Astrological Mandala, he muses about spiritual seekers being “robed in the Universe…the Great White Robe of interwoven stars.”

Weaving my story with this New Moon, I conjure the warmth and comfort of my woolen blanket on a chilly May dawn so many years ago, and yet, here, now. The juniper in my circle of prayers casts its twisted shadow on the rocky earth as the Moon’s silver light bathes the backs of buffalo mothers and babies, dark cocoa and cinnamon, grazing on fields winking with mica. In that timeless moment of contemplation and surrender, what was, is, and would be coalesced into a heart-stopping void of grace and awe.

We are all robed in interwoven stars, weaving our way together. Every thread we’ve touched, lived, breathed, spoken, held, loved, laughed, rejected, grieved, and released is part of our living and evolving tapestry. As is every thread that waits for us to grasp it.

Here’s to weaving our lives with open hearts across time and space, for the love of all that is life.

With timeless blessings,
~ Christina

March’s New Moon in Pisces and the Wisdom of Adaptability

As Mercury begins its retrograde journey today at 29° Pisces, it’s encouraging us
to surrender old issues and wounds, and it’s amplifying its message by tugging on
Chiron at 00° Aries.

While it’s true that we must begin again in Aries in order to grow, the messenger planet is asking us to make sure we’ve cleaned everything up. Even – and especially – the stuff we’re not consciously aware of: the stuff gathering dust in dark corners, the stuff we revisit in our dreams, the covert stuff we’d rather not discover or accept.

The courageous ones among us will tend to our inner whispers and dreams. The wise ones will cultivate patience, meditation, and allowing. Then, when the timing is just right, we will begin the process of gestating the ideas that are calling for fresh air and light.

Tomorrow morning, on March 6th, 2019, at 9:04 am MST, the New Moon joins Neptune and Vesta in watery Pisces, and sextiles Mars in earthy Taurus and Saturn in earthy Capricorn on either side of it. It also creates a T-square to Juno in airy Gemini and Ceres in fiery Sagittarius, while it squares Jupiter in Sagittarius.

The nature of this Pisces New Moon is watery, feminine, and mutable.

Mutable – adjective– liable to change.

The importance of adaptability was made clear to me as I recently traveled with a friend to the high desert of Sedona just after a record snowstorm. Witnessing the miracle of desert rock formations draped in thick snow, I felt that Mother Earth was quenching her thirst, and I drank in her beauty as I walked with extra care upon her.

 
As the snow melted, it traveled through rising creeks as sunlight danced with joy upon the swirls and pools that refreshed prickly pear cacti, twisted juniper, and pinyon pine. Forgoing
our plans for long hikes on sacred lands, we breathed into the beauty that presented itself around us and
flowed with what was. 

We’re living in a time where the Universe is asking us if we’re sure of ourselves. And sometimes (often, it seems), it nudges us to choose again. The ability to notice and heed the nudges is at the heart of this New Moon’s gift…and gifts are best when received with open hearts. 

Here’s to receiving the abundant blessings of adaptability and flowing with grace ~

With great blessings and gratitude, always,
~ Christina

Happy New Moon in Aquarius ~ the #whatelseispossible Moon!

There is an exact sextile between Neptune at 15º Pisces and Saturn at 15º Capricorn, and today’s New Moon, on February 4th, 2019 at 2:03 pm MST, is positioned precisely in between them at 15º Aquarius. This forms two semisextiles – one that is waxing to Neptune and one that is waning to Saturn.

Neptune and Saturn represent completely different energy patterns, bringing what is ideal (Neptune/Pisces) and what is realistic (Saturn/Capricorn) into our field of awareness. Sextiles are generally cooperative, giving us a boost of momentum to move forward.

With the semisextiles in place, this New Moon’s cycle is inviting us not only to examine what we’re willing to do, and choose which way we’re going to go, but also to assess our progress (or lack thereof) from the past. 

Have we released enough of what needs to go in order to manifest our dreams and co-create what is possible for our collective highest good, or do we have more cleaning up to do?

Are we ready to forgive the past, each other, and ourselves for what was and what is?

Do we trust ourselves and each other to give structure to what our imaginations are showing us so that we can build new ground to stand upon together?

While we consider these questions, we may well notice a strong pull to stay entrenched in the status quo – or, at the very least, we may sense mounting tensions as we attempt to break free.

Capricorn shows us the limits of our current evolutionary level of maturity, while Aquarius takes us into the future – the realm of unlimited possibilities. Saturn is moving closer to Pluto in Capricorn, while Uranus and Mars are joining forces in the end degree of Aries. Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius that shakes us out of Saturn’s ruts, and Mars is the ruling planet of Aries that drives us to reach out and express our desires. Aries is all about survival – of self, species, and life. It shows us a new beginning – with Uranus and Mars there, we’re given the gift of aligning with a brighter tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a challenging square from both Uranus and Mars in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn calls us to make sure that loose ends are cleaned up and transformed. Pluto always initiates changes for the higher, collective good – it’s less concerned with ego-driven personal power struggles. We can only change what we’re willing to look at and own.

At the same time, another square from Neptune in Pisces to Jupiter in Sagittarius reminds us to see things from a higher, idealistic view, but warns against overreaching. Fortunately, a trine takes us from Uranus and Mars to Venus in Capricorn, where a more mature expression of love awaits.

With the fiery Aries energy squaring earthy Capricorn, and the old/new, real/ideal, push/pull energy patterns in play, the more time we take to mindfully assess and restructure our beliefs, patterns, values, and behaviors, the better off we’ll be – both personally and collectively. As this month’s New Moon emerges, the question really comes down to this:

How much better can we be?

Happy New Moon in Aquarius ~ the #whatelseispossible Moon.

Blessings always, and hope for what else is possible…
~ Christina

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Scorpio’s New Moon ~ Show up, Surrender, Shift

On truth-telling – I’m really struggling with this one – I’m Scorpio born, in the balsamic phase of the moon, so I’ve been swimming in the dark, deep end since birth. Yet, here I am, on the eve of my annual New Moon, stunned by the icy depths of what I’m feeling.

Still, the coming New Moon that will rise with the sun on November 7th at 9:02 am MST beckons me to dive deeper, and to rise with it.

The skies implore me: Show up, Surrender, Shift.

I’ve always been acutely aware of polarities: in perspectives, beliefs, relationships, surroundings, nature, communities, countries, myself. Our planet and universe abounds with them.

As in life, the answer in astrology is usually to express the middle point of any polarity. When we’re aligned with it, astrology helps us to grab the highest expression of the energy signatures that oppose or aspect each other in challenging ways, and hold our center in the middle. From that centered place, if we’re committed to doing the work, we can channel the energy through our thoughts, words, and actions. To do this, we have to be willing to dive into either end – to get cozy with what makes us uncomfortable, to see the shadowy bits that drive us equally as much as we’re willing to hit the high notes.

This moon and its aspects have me looking deeper at power and the expression of it. We all know that the veil is thinning as more and more of us are awakening to our personal and collective truths. If we’re willing to look, Scorpio enhances our vision and transforms us. It is the shapshifter of the zodiac because once you know the truth, it is much harder to hide from it. I believe this is why we want so badly to escape into what feels good in the moment, as a myriad of addictions wait for us just off stage in the shadows.

For me, for now, I’m grateful that the pull to escape is polarized by the equally powerful call to live my truth – the one that placed me on this planet at the perfect moment in the dark phase of the moon. The one that continues to bring me to my tears, and to my knees. The one that continues to bring me to the page. The one that continues to keep me yearning and searching for the light – every time.

The one that keeps me focusing my lens on what waits for me at the polar opposite of power, which is love. And their union, when I get it right, when I stand with conviction in the heart-centered realm of love, is powerful beyond time, stars, and words. It is why I am. Here, now.

With abundant blessings, even, and especially amidst the shadows, always,

~ Christina

 

Planting what you love ~ Blessings from the New Moon – and Uranus – in Taurus

Greetings from the place where earth meets sky ~

At 5:48 am MDT, on May 15th, the New Moon at 24 degrees Taurus trines Mars and Pluto in Capricorn and opposes Jupiter Rx in Scorpio. New moons bless us with divine openings to plant seeds and ideas, and to make plans. This one invites us to do so by working with
the energies of love (Taurus) and power (Scorpio) – in a way where compassion and unconditional love guide the process so that those involved and the collective are empowered, and higher wisdom prevails.

Uranus, the planet of sudden change, shifts into Venus-ruled Taurus and conjuncts Mercury. Together, they square Mars in Capricorn, and call us to pay attention to how we communicate our needs – especially when it comes to the urge to bring conclusion to something that we want to resolve – including the ages-old, ego-driven impulse to be right.

Coming out of fiery Mars-ruled Aries, Uranus’s sphere of influence shifts from our self-identity and self-expression to our value systems – to what we find worthwhile enough to possess – and, ultimately, whether or not we feel valued, appreciated, and loved. If there are areas where our return on our investment of energy falls short of what we truly want, we can look to Uranus to inspire change…ready or not!

Uranus’s energy is said to be beyond our control, and efforts to halt its impact can be futile at best and disastrous at worst. Fortunately, our ability to respond to changes that occur in our lives and our world, however they occur, is always within our control.

Here’s to sowing seeds that will grow our hearts’ truest dreams ~ the ones that truly matter ~ and doing it with intentional grace. 

New Moon Blessings,

Christina