About Dana Gerhardt

A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.

Aquarius New Moon: Call and Response

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It’s another New Moon! The wishes you make now may indeed be super-powered, but if you don’t have a strong relationship with the archetypes, don’t expect special favors. If you rarely visit your eccentric Aunt Ella, don’t expect her to gift you with the latest iPad on your next birthday. New Moons are potent times to forge alliances with the gods. Open yourself to their touch. Bow and make an offering. Humans have been rendezvousing with these archetypes for thousands of years. When you call out to the gods, they do respond.

Calling Aquarius

People say Aquarius the Water Bearer was actually human. He was a shepherd named Ganymede, who was so gorgeous, Zeus spirited him to the heavens to serve the thirsty gods water and wine. But this isn’t the full story. He was also a radical, always disturbing the village. He was teaching the sheep how to climb trees. While his sister was sleeping, he dyed her hair purple and blue. Afternoons he served fortitude tea to the crazy woman everyone hated. She adored his inventions: a thorn-bush goblet-scrubber, sandals-on-wheels, a wooden cart with wings, an eyepiece that revealed the fish on the Moon, and finally, a catapult that carried his resume to the heavens. He wanted to serve in a big way. Zeus hired him to be the gods’ water bearer, until Aquarius devised an ever-flowing water urn out of stars, leaving him free to pursue other ambitions.

Often, when Aquarius visits, he acts like a teenager. He rolls his eyes a lot, always hates what I like, spends hours locked in his room. He’s constantly texting, tweeting, updating his Facebook profile, or playing with the apps on his smartphone. At first I thought Aquarius disapproved of me. Then I discovered the notes he left in all my favorite places. Some contained a quietly brilliant idea to make my life better. Others posed a question so startling, my world spun. Twice he shared visions of my future in such detail I believed they would actually come true. He’s a good friend now. His face betrays little emotion, but he’s very compassionate. He cares more about the world’s well-being than anyone I know. He loves this season, when the snows melt and it rains on Saturdays. When the clouds break, he takes me to an orchard of dead-looking trees and points out the tiny buds sprouting on the branches. His eyes are always looking to the future.

Honor Aquarius this month by breaking out of your box. Awaken from the midwinter slumber of your limitations. Your inner genius is ready for a revolution. Aquarius is the cycle to raise your energy. In fact that’s the best way to call in Aquarius: Liberate yourself!  Is there someplace you’ve been feeling stuck? If you’re not living the life you want, Listen. What has your spirit been longing to do?  No sign has a greater connection to the future than Aquarius. It rules progress, innovation and breakthroughs. But first you’ve got to clear out all the musty, droopy, angry, wimpy, static energy of the recent past.

The inner and outer spaces mirror each other. If your work has been uninspired, rearrange your office and throw out old papers. If family relationships are not as harmonious as you like, give your home a top-to-bottom cleaning. A simple ritual for this New Moon is to become your own Water-bearing Angel. Fill an atomizer or spray bottle with energetically charged water. Charge the water by placing a crystal in it for at least 24 hours (before that, clean the crystal by soaking it in a bowl of salt or under the sun’s rays). If you’re familiar with Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work, you know that writing positive intentions on the water bottle (“grace,” “radiance,” “fertility,” “passion,” or “peace”) will further charge the water molecules. Dip a sprig of pine in the water to double its energetic potency. Pine is purifying–it smells clean too! On the day of the New Moon, visit all the rooms in your house and mist them with your ritual water. You should notice the difference instantly! Enjoy the newly charged air. Be alert. New inspirations may come pouring in.

Aquarius’s Response

Waiting for the response is the fun part. No way can I predict it for you. But if you’re edgy, itchy, and irritated, know that you’ve been touched.  If you find yourself shouting “No!” to something you’ve tolerated too long, Aquarius may be prodding you.  Or you might be suddenly inspired to figure out all those gizmos you’ve received as gifts. Or maybe you need a new appliance or two. Aquarius is THE cycle to upgrade your life. Take advantage of the latest technologies. Gadgets may seem like a tame way to celebrate this brilliant deva-but they are potent emblems of the possible human and its divinely inspired capacities. With a digital device you can instantly connect with the world. With your Aquarian genius, you might log onto the brilliance of the universe.

If you’d like to explore the archetypes in even greater depth, if you like to journal and/or muse on the positions of the Sun and Moon, you may enjoy my enrolling in my Moon workshop (by snail-mail or email). It’s designed to deepen your relationship with the guardians of natural time, the Sun, the Moon, and the zodiac.

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3 Minute New Moon Ritual

Ritual: Aquarius New Moon

Ground your body, clear your mind…

Become aware of your body. Notice how gravity holds and connects you to earth. It’s as though your body is an ancient stone temple—solid, strong, secure. Sanctify this temple. Imagine a priestess is pouring sacred water and scattering rose petals, all the way down, from your head to your toes. Any anxiety or negativity washes away. Notice the thoughts and feelings leaving the temple—your judgments, your distracted mind, your worried heart. Be sure to honor them. Give each a smile and a piece of cake as it departs.

Draw a circle of protection, call in blessings…

Visualize a ring of fragrant flowers surrounding you, protecting you. Know that you are safe and relaxed. Breathe deeply. Feel the power of the Sun and Moon pouring into your circle. The energy of Aquarius is gathering in your circle. It is inventive and unconventional. It can be detached and rational as a scientist and as passionately involved as a revolutionary. It works for the good of all even as it honors the unique gifts of the self. Inspired by its ruling planet Uranus, Aquarius is interested in shaking up whatever has grown stale or too traditional. Let yourself feel its electric energy tremoring at the core of your being. Let it shake you up and turn you toward inspired new directions.

  • I treasure what’s unique about me.
  • I regularly nourish myself with
    new and unusual ideas.
  • I’ve got the courage to revolutionize my life.
  • I delight in the whole human race.
  • I attract people and situations that
    take me to exciting frontiers.
  • I know how to appreciate my special genius.
  • I love opportunities that come
    in unexpected ways.
  • I appreciate my wide community of friends.

Allow seed intentions to form…

Your intentions for this cycle are gathering. You may already know what you wish to accomplish. Or you may not. Trust that all will unfold perfectly in time. Know that this brief ritual has aligned you with spirit. Now ask your heart if it has a closing message for you. This may come in words or as a picture, perhaps as a body sensation or sound. Give yourself time to receive this message. Digest it. Write it down. Then, in gratitude to yourself and spirit, return to normal awareness. Place a symbol of your Aquarius New Moon message on your altar.


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Midwinter Party Time is Here!

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We like the solstices and equinoxes as they begin the seasons. But just as special are the cross-quarter holidays which come at the heart of every season.  Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere approach the heart of winter. This week we’re exactly between winter solstice and the spring equinox–when the Sun reaches 15 degrees of fixed sign Aquarius.  Our bodies are restless. They can sense what’s coming: the renewed vitality and promise of spring.  They’re weary of the cold and staying so long indoors.

So how do our bodies want to celebrate this holiday in natural time? They like to party–which explains why the Superbowl (and Iowa Caucuses) are such events for those of us in the United States.  We want our pleasure endorphins released in a festive communal way, so that with happier hearts, we can skip through the remaining weeks of winter.

Another fine way to celebrate this seasonal midpoint is to make contact with the god or goddess of the coming season. For spring, a favorite is the Celtic goddess of passion, poetry, inspiration and spring:  Brigid.  She is often honored on February 2, the date of the pagan holidays Imbolc and Candelmas. You can reach out to her anytime in February to be sure to nourish your spring with her blessings.

For three successive nights, light a small candle at the same hour. Focused internally on your heart, recite Brigid’s prayer below. When the poem is complete, close your eyes and wait to be touched by the goddess. You may blow out the candle when you’re done, or leave it burning until you retire.  (Be safe: don’t leave a burning candle unattended.)

Brigid’s Prayer

This is the genealogy of the holy maiden Bride*,
Radiant flame of gold, noble foster mother of Christ,
Bride, daughter of Dugall the Brown*,
Son of Aodh, son of Art, son of Conn,
Son of Crearer, Son of Cis, son of Carmac,
son of Carruin, Every day and every night
That I say the genealogy of Bride,
I shall not be killed, I shall not be harried,
I shall not be put in a cell, I shall not be wounded,
Neither shall Christ leave me in forgetfulness.
No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me,
No lake, no water, nor sea shall drown me,
No arrow of fairy nor dart of fay shall wound me
And I under the protection of my Holy Mary
And my gentle foster-mother is my beloved Bride.”

From the Carmina Gadelica, by Alexander Carmichael

*“Brighid” is also known as “Bride” or “Breed.” If you read about Brigid first, you may find your connection to Her is strengthened.

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3 Minute Full Moon Ritual

Ritual: Leo Aquarius Full Moon

Drawing down the moon…

Imagine above you the round glowing disc of the moon, bathing you in a protective circle of light. Vibrant with energy, your space is transformed, filled with the purity of spirit. Stand and raise your arms above your head. Let your palms face each other and curve slightly toward the moon. Feel as though you’re a sacred chalice, drawing the power of the Great Mother into every cell of your being—from your toes, to your womb, to your breasts, to your jaw, and your eyes. Feel the pleasure of this energy. It is vibrant with the power to give, to receive, to nurture life, and manifest what is possible.

Sending your blessings…

Draw your hands to your heart. Massage this area. Feel that you have become the goddess, capable of balancing the earth and harmonizing its opposing forces. In particular you are tuned to the energies of Leo and Aquarius, signs devoted to individual creativity and collective responsibility. They represent the forces of “me” and “we.” When the radiance of me joins hands with the reality of we, our world recognizes its interdependence, how what happens to one of us touches all of us. Imagine what a future we’d create if everyone brought me and we into balance. Out of balance, Leo promotes the toxic worship of celebrity, Aquarius the dangerous rule of technology.

When these shadow expressions run amok, we feel like our world is being run by children or mad scientists. Imagine this negativity circles the globe like a dark smoke. Know that if you breathe in this smoke you have the power to transform it in your heart-breathing it out as the pure white light of the goddess. Read the affirmations and visualize the world’s darkness dissolving with your breath. Find a comfortable rhythm and repeat the statements until your light has transformed the world.

  • Breathing in…
    self-centered egos, cold hearts.
  • Breathing out…
    warm smiles, loving hands joined round the globe.
  • Breathing in…
    global warming, the extinction of species.
  • Breathing out…
    ingenious solutions, saving the world.
  • Breathing in…
    The warrior raising his club,
    the goddess calling him names.
  • Breathing out…
    the knowing that all are divine.

Grounding the energy…

See the world bathed in the purifying light of your offering: the sleeping babies, the politicians arguing, the starving children, liars and thieves. See the world transforming with this light, growing peaceful and calm. When you are ready, bring your hands to your sides, palms facing the earth. Send your divine light deep into the earth. See this energy take shape as a round moon, gathering below you in the center of the earth. Feel yourself slowly coming back into your body. Rest in this peace until you are ready to return to your life. Blessed be.


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Saturn-in-Sag Success Strategy

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Saturn energizes success, and when he’s in Sagittarius, he especially supports those who act and think in Sagittarian ways.  Since Saturn calls us to “focus” and optimistic Sag delights in what’s “positive,” one fine and simple strategy for 2016 is “Focus on the positive.”  Such an attitude can open us up. It can lead to new opportunities and life-changing adventures. If we can keep our spirits up for the duration of Saturn-in-Sag (roughly now through December 2017), our lives may take some wonderful turns.

And nothing focuses our eyes on what’s positive better than a Gratitude List.

Ugh. Not that! If you’re like me, you’ve done a zillion gratitude lists. Maybe you’ve even signed up for one of those “gratitude” email campaigns that somebody somewhere is always offering.  Two things about gratitude lists: 1) They work. 2) They’re easy to stop doing.  Perhaps you write your first list reluctantly. Your mind is blank. You force yourself to think of something–maybe it’s just sunshine or the blue sky that you’re grateful for. You have a roof over your head. Your Aunt Charlie is still cancer-free. You still have all your fingers and toes. It doesn’t take too long before something happens. After listing a few things you’re thankful for (it doesn’t matter what they are), your mood starts to shift. You begin feeling good about things!  And the better you feel, the less inclined you are to continue making gratitude lists.  Then the inevitable happens: you fall back into your usual self-movie, with its muttering soundtrack of complaints.

You’re not a bad person. You’re just equipped with a human brain. It’s designed to look for trouble. Its generally negative focus is an evolutionary advantage.  We look for what’s out of place. If the pot isn’t sitting properly on the window sill, its contents will spill.  It’s good that we notice such things.  But if the sky is sunny, there’s little new to learn, which is why our brains generally tilt us towards the negative.  That’s why Gratitude Lists are a such fine tool. They help to reboot our thinking. We don’t have to promise to become perpetually happy and grateful, but we do need to clean out the negativity from time to time. So use Gratitude Lists whenever you need them–when life gets too tight or hopeless, when you lose confidence or your zest for life. You don’t have to make a big deal about it. You don’t have to write a GL daily for forty-two days without fail.  You’re an adult, says Saturn.  And a free one at that, says Sag. List what you’re grateful for whenever you decide you need that balance. And know that whenever you do over the next couple years, Saturn will be watching with a smile.

What else does Saturn (and the other planets) want from you this year? Find out by checking your transits and progressions with a Skylog report!

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3 Minute New Moon Ritual

Ritual: Capricorn New Moon

Ground your body, clear your mind…

Become aware of your body. Notice how gravity holds and connects you to earth. It’s as though your body is an ancient stone temple—solid, strong, secure. Sanctify this temple. Imagine a priestess is pouring sacred water and scattering rose petals, all the way down, from your head to your toes. Any anxiety or negativity washes away. Notice the thoughts and feelings leaving the temple — your judgments, your distracted mind, your worried heart. Be sure to honor them. Give each a smile and a piece of cake as it departs.

Draw a circle of protection, call in blessings…

Visualize a ring of fragrant flowers surrounding you, protecting you. Know that you are safe and relaxed. Breathe deeply. Feel the power of the Sun and Moon pouring into your circle. The energy of Capricorn is gathering in your circle. It is organized, responsible, and productive. The sign of leadership, Capricorn is decisive. It takes initiative and boldly gets down to work. This is the best sign for accomplishing your goals. Capricorn is the archetypal King, grounded in earth’s power and fulfilling the destiny written in the sky. Continue absorbing its energy as you read Capricorn’s affirmations.

  • My decisions are sensible
    and for the greater good.
  • I am disciplined and highly competent.
  • I climb mountains, one step at a time.
  • I always use time wisely.
  • I am well-respected and successful.
  • I’m not getting older-I’m getting better
    and having more fun!
  • I am disciplined. I know how to bring order
    to any messy situation.
  • I am the King people love to follow.

Allow seed intentions to form…

Your intentions for this cycle are gathering. You may already know what you wish to accomplish. Or you may not. Trust that all will unfold perfectly in time. Know that this brief ritual has aligned you with spirit. Now ask your heart if it has a closing message for you. This may come in words or as a picture, perhaps as a body sensation or sound. Give yourself time to receive this message. Digest it. Write it down. Then, in gratitude to yourself and spirit, return to normal awareness. Place a symbol of your Capricorn New Moon message on your altar.


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Capricorn Call and Response

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It’s another New Moon: when the magically minded make wishes. The seeds you plant now may indeed be super-powered, but if you don’t have a strong relationship with the archetypes, don’t expect special favors. If you rarely visit your cranky Uncle Gerald, he’s got little motivation to put you in his will. New Moons are potent times to forge alliances with the gods. Humans have been rendezvousing with these archetypes for thousands of years. When you call out to the gods, they do respond!

Calling Capricorn

Think of a solitary mountain goat, deftly leaping from stone to stone, in the high altitudes, while below, lies the vast snowy theater of the world. This New Moon become the goat. And let your life be the breath-taking, intricate, and treacherous mountain. Your focus? Keeping your balance, of course!

According to the Austrian philosopher-clairvoyant Rudolf Steiner, balance is the psycho-physical sense we must develop in Capricorn. When we steady ourselves, we steady the world. If we slip and free fall, the world goes spinning. The alliance you forge with Capricorn now can strengthen your footing for the entire year. Capricorn is a climber, inspired by high goals. But nothing is gained without first achieving balance on the terrain immediately beneath your feet. Tune into the earth. Let your balance be a conversation between you and the benevolent forces whispering, “Step here next!’”

Capricorn may be the archetypal impetus behind New Year’s resolutions too—though it’s easy to hate this tradition. Too often our annual resolutions are driven by a quick slurp of Capricorn’s draught. Made hastily, emotionally, preposterously, they’re often the set-up for failure and disappointment. I’ve heard the most successful resolutions are not made on New Year’s Eve. Rather they evolve over time, developing from a commitment that’s strong on the inside and well-planned on the outside. That’s the formula for good Capricorn structures!

Years ago I had an astrology reading in which the astrologer forecast my personal month-by-month agenda.  “In January,” she said, “get organized and get down to business.”  Later I realized she’d done nothing more complicated than describe the essence of Capricorn. Simple as it was, her advice worked well—and this month I offer it to you. Perhaps a plan is already taking shape in your mind. After all, you’ve had to roll up your sleeves and get to work many times. And based on your Ascendant (how you begin activities) or the house where Capricorn falls in your chart (where you’re prone to direct effort), your plan may sound a lot like plans you’ve hatched before. Funny how that works. Unfortunately this misses the fun of each Capricorn New Moon, when each new line-up of planets suggests new and unexpected ways of playing the Capricorn game.  Surprise yourself by getting down to business creatively. Follow the cues on your mountain, like an agile goat, sensing where to leap next.

Capricorn rules bones too. Where would you be without your skeleton! Could you get out of bed or pick up a glass of water without it? Honor Capricorn structures this cycle. Thank the framework of the buildings you enter. Bow to the decision-makers who hold together the details of your world. Honor your parents. Leave gifts for your mentors and ancestors.

Capricorn’s Response

Waiting for the response is the fun part. No way can I predict it for you. One year, on a walk during the Capricorn cycle, a real goat came out of nowhere. Nipping at my dog, the lively goat followed us back to our house! Then, also from nowhere, a smiling white-haired woman appeared and said, “I know where this fellow belongs.” And she took him away, thank goodness. Pay special attention to encounters with old wise ones now—in the forest, at the grocery store, in your dreams. Notice the earth spirits. If you’re sensitive, you may hear a message in a rock. Most of all, be alert for that moment when Capricorn’s spirit enters you—like an alpine wind driving off the mountain—and you feel yourself freshly motivated to take charge of your life!

If you’d like to explore the archetypes in even greater depth, if you like to journal and/or muse on the positions of the Sun and Moon, you may enjoy my enrolling in my Moon workshop (by snail-mail or email). It’s designed to deepen your relationship with the guardians of natural time, the Sun, the Moon, and the zodiac.

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Merry Full Moon Christmas Solstice

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It’s the first Christmas Full Moon in forty years! This won’t happen again until December 2034. People get excited about rare celestial events. But I’ve seen a few of them come and go. To me it seems the greater rarity now is any moment when a human fully meets the sky. Even if a Full Moon occurred every year on Christmas, what matters is how you meet it this time. Pause your busy or mournful or joyful life and connect with the power of the Sun–for even Christmas has its pagan roots–in a major solar event that also occurs this week: Solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun is standing still (hence “solstice”) at its southernmost point on the horizon. It is the longest night of the year when we are invited to turn from our cold mysteries to face the bright warmth of new possibilities. The days will soon get longer and the nights will get shorter. Gardens will grow, and so will our lives.

So you have options for celebration this week. Aside from family traditions, you can also find a quiet moment to stand or sit still.  You may want to mark your entrance into a more ritual space by lighting a candle (or a fireplace or a favorite lamp). Be sure to treat yourself to some “Sun food.” This is a magical treat that symbolizes the power of the Sun. You’ll take it in at the ritual’s climax. Sun cookies–anything round and yellow—will do (here’s one recipe). Lately I’ve fallen in love with greens–kales, lettuces, chard–as a juiced blend of their chloryphy1l is the closest thing to liquid sunshine. Be the alchemist as you prepare what’s right for you. As you gather the ingredients, meditate on your experience of the past ninety days.

Your ritual moment will be whatever length of interval you can give yourself without expectations–when you have absolutely nothing else to do. Nowhere to go, nothing to get, no one to satisfy. Approach your altar (or your fireplace or your table with your favorite lamp), declare a circle of sacred space. Call in the elements, the snow-capped mountains, the exhilarating winds, the roaring hearth fire, the healing warmth of a fragrant bubble bath. Light your candle or lamp. Turn so that your back faces the altar and the light is now behind you. Close your eyes and feel into the dark. Notice whatever sensations or emotions this brings. Savor it as your experience, your singular expression of the world soul at this unrepeatable moment. Do not judge it. Sink into it. And when you feel ready, turn to the light. Open your arms and draw the energy of the light into your heart. Offer your profound thanks to the Sun, the source of light, life and energy on this planet. Ask the Sun to bless you with health, creativity, and love in the coming days. Eat your Sun food. Savor this thrilling experience of light! When you’re complete, bow to the candle or lamp. Thank the elements and dissolve the sacred circle into a mist of protection that surrounds you as you re-enter the world. Extinguish the candle.

For the Southern Hemisphere, for whom the days will be getting shorter, reverse the imagery. Start with symbols or images evoking the abundance of the garden. Begin facing the altar. Celebrate the experience of warmth and light as the Sun is at its strongest. When you are ready, turn so that your back is to the light. Close your eyes and contemplate the coming darkness. Feel into it. When you are ready, with eyes still closed, eat your Sun food.

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3 Minute Full Moon Ritual

Ritual: Cancer Capricorn Full Moon

Drawing down the moon…

Imagine above you the round glowing disc of the moon, bathing you in a protective circle of light. Vibrant with energy, your space is transformed, filled with the purity of spirit. Stand and raise your arms above your head. Let your palms face each other and curve slightly toward the moon. Feel as though you’re a sacred chalice, drawing the power of the Great Mother into every cell of your being—from your toes, to your womb, to your breasts, to your jaw, and your eyes. Feel the pleasure of this energy. It is vibrant with the power to give, to receive, to nurture life, and manifest what is possible.

Sending your blessings…

Draw your hands to your heart. Massage this area. Feel that you have become the goddess, capable of balancing the earth and harmonizing its opposing forces. In particular you are tuned to the forces of Capricorn and Cancer, signs devoted to responsibility and nurture. They represent the forces of “father” and “mother,” protecting, securing, holding, and stabilizing, each in their way. Out of balance, they raise the shadows of authoritarianism and helplessness. When we confront their shadow expressions, we feel lonely and unsafe; we feel un-fathered and un-mothered. This negativity circles the globe like a dark smoke. Know that if you breathe in this smoke you have the power to transform it in your heart-breathing it out as the pure white light of the goddess. Read the affirmations and visualize the world’s darkness dissolving with your breath. Find a comfortable rhythm and repeat the statements until your light has transformed the world.

  • Breathing in…
    The homeless, hungry, and abandoned ones.
  • Breathing out…
    protection, nurture, and love.
  • Breathing in…
    childhood nightmares and traumas.
  • Breathing out…
    warm lights, safe laps, comforting hands.
  • Breathing in…
    fearful and ignorant leaders.
  • Breathing out…
    wise and compassionate elders, guiding the world.

Grounding the energy…

See the world bathed in the purifying light of your offering: the sleeping babies, the politicians arguing, the starving children, liars and thieves. See the world transforming with this light, growing peaceful and calm. When you are ready, bring your hands to your sides, palms facing the earth. Send your divine light deep into the earth. See this energy take shape as a round moon, gathering below you in the center of the earth. Feel yourself slowly coming back into your body. Rest in this peace until you are ready to return to your life. Blessed be.


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Mutable New Moon Strategy: Flow

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Sagittarius is a “mutable” sign–which means it’s the one that throws the most changes at us. Whenever the Sun transits a mutable sign, the weather can become capricious and surprising. One day it’s autumn, the next day we’re in the heart of winter, then it’s autumn again. This makes coat and sweater strategies difficult!  At the mutable New Moon, Nature is speaking to us with her dance. She says we need to likewise become more versatile and changeable.  Stay awake to the weather. Stay awake to your own shifting needs. This is the way to avoid change-of-season illnesses. With nimble, but perhaps slowing, feet, start resonating with the season’s new tempo and tune. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this likely means slowing down, getting quiet, and coming to essence.

Mutable New Moons aren’t the best cycles for initiating something new. That’s better saved for a “cardinal” New Moon–which arrives next month (January 9) with Capricorn.  Winter Solstice arrives sooner.  The Sun enters Capricorn on December 21.

 

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