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May 14, 2018
Earth activism, sensuality, Earth awakening, connection, preventive health, action, energy, creativity, value, pleasure
The Taurus new moon on May 15 activates our desire for connection to ourselves, others, but also Earth itself. The Earthly, second sign of the zodiac reminds us to stop and smell the roses and appreciate the finer things in life while also honoring productivity. Taurus, like the Earth, continually leans into the creative process. The shadow side can be indulgence, materialistic, or bull-headedness. All things to notice during this new lunar phase. A key aspect of Taurus energies is understanding our relationship to intimacy itself and this new moon offers the perfect impetus to explore whether through tantric practices or a personal deep dive into the watery realms of our unconscious.
Conjunct Sedna, the dwarf planet named after Inuit goddess of the ocean, the new moon links us to bodies of water and the symbolism of our own depths. I often call it the mermaid planet in sessions as people with strong Sedna in their natal chart tend to value or live near water, particularly protecting it. This goddess has a traumatic past, though her legacy reminds us of the gems often only found in our ability to go deeper metaphorically and literally.
This new moon cycle begins on the same day Uranus moves into Taurus, awakening Earth consciousness and activism, both concerns of Taurus and Sedna. Things could get a little weird (“weird” is Uranus’ middle name) as a seven-year cycle of Uranus in Aries ends and we move into a long-term phase of major shifts perhaps with the environment, financial structures, or collective values.
Everyday ritual recommendations:
//Mind// Read books by Earth activists such as Joanna Macy, Thomas Berry, or Rachel Carson
//Body// Pleasure is the name of the game…massages, eating yummy food or shopping for beautiful things
//Spirit// Meditation or walking in nature, preferably near water
//Soul// Art therapy session or perhaps some sexy time alone or with a partner
Questions to consider for intention setting:
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February 15, 2019
Every Full Moon is an exchange between the masculine Sun and the feminine Moon, illuminating the sky and shining a light on certain subjects. This particular illumination is at a 0 degree, suggesting this is both a new beginning (zero) and a completion. This matchup on the Virgo Pisces axis is a reflection of the balance between tending to our responsibilities while being sure we aren’t taking on more than we can manage. A major epiphany may surface that you are taking on the energy or responsibility of those around you. This may be both physically ...
February 02, 2019
There are a few things you should consider before starting your ritual. How does the ritual fulfill your intentions? How does it aid in discovering your intentions? Magic, especially modern magic, tends to be unifying rather than dualistic. The goal is to unify the higher (mind/divine) and lower (physical/experiential). Magicians do this by making things happen through uniting themselves with the universe at-large, by spell-casting (magic) and/or being mindful (mysticism). Lastly, it is crucial to record every step in a journal along with all external factors that affect you and the operation. This is one of the only ways to observe and adjust your practice as you develop.
Rebecca Farrar of Wild Witch of the West has her M.A. in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, and has worked with many renowned astrologists and cosmologists. Read her bio here, and catch more of her work on Witch of the West.
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