Libra New Moon – Find Peace

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Sorry Folks for the late blog post but I really needed time to find my balance again. I took my time to do some self-care, so please forgive me that this Libra New Moon just comes with a short summary.

It’s all about Balance and Inner Peace

This Libra New Moon is all about harmony and balance. Where in your relationships you need to cultivate more balance and be open making compromises? Balance could also be restored by stopping to give yourself away too much and set clear boundaries. Evaluate your relationships with the outside world and also the relationship with yourself.

Work on embracing every part of yourself. During this new moon, patterns from our past concerning our behaviour in relationships could arise. Pay attention to these patterns: Do they bring a peaceful outcome or do they make you suffer? Adjust correctly and restore the balance.

Lush Life is coming

As Libra is an air sign, the beautiful sides of life want to be discovered now. Being in peace with yourself is the first step to take life not too seriously and just go with the flow. We want to enjoy life but it’s possible to step through the darkness one more time before we come to the sunny side. Learn your lessons, break old patterns and create a new you, be that person you always wanted to be.

New Moon on and off the Mat

So there is this little summary. Think about the topics mentioned in the picture, do some journaling, meditate on them. Just work with them in the way you prefer. For your practice on the mat, I’d recommend a literally balanced practice.  Combine a gentle flow withLibra New Moon balancing postures like virabhadrasana 3, ardha chandrasana, tree pose or standing figure four and also some smooth backbends. Cool down with very gentle restorative poses like seated forward folds and side bends and a long reclined twist. Set an intention for your practice, create some new affirmations that help grow the seeds you planted. Practice alternate nostril breath for pranayama and include some minutes of meditation.

 

Hope you all enjoy the clean libra energy and the fall season.

Happy New Moon & Namaste

Love & Laugh

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Laura Jane

Aries Full Moon – Trick(y) or Treat

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Two days after the fall equinox, Aries Full Moon serves us fiery energies. We get the chance to take a stand but are also challenged to keep our relationships to others in balance (Sun in Libra). The energies support us to communicate clearly what we want and need, though we should not forget to serve.

Fire and Air

The Aries energy may stir up your emotions. With the full moon enlightening your feelings, you may feel the need for change, to push forward and to strive for your goals. Everything that doesn’t feel right for you is likely to be removed right now. In opposition to this, Libra’s energies ask you to care for balance. The Sun is accompanied by Mercury, so logical and analytical thinking but also clear communication could be a key to solve the tension. Every action you take has an impact on you as well as on others. Keep that always in mind before you jump to conclusions and actions. Managing to bring these two opposing energies together can result in a huge benefit and combined power to reach for a higher goal.

A rational, maybe over-analyzing, mind and conflicting emotions could lead to confusions and the feeling of being stuck. The cosmic fall season just started. Give yourself a pause to reflect on the things that happened earlier this year. Give thanks for the good things and consider what else could be improved to turn out better next time. It’s time to prepare for a whole new chapter.

Bonds and Boundaries

The fire burning in you knows exactly what it wants. Don’t ignore that spark but neither spill gasoline onto it. Consciously choose what things you feed this fire. Set clear boundaries for yourself and others, so no one gets burned, but also mark the places where you can all sit together near a warm and safe fireplace.

A centred self and a diplomatic attitude towards others are key to just naturally take action and step into your own power.

Moon Yoga & Rituals

The Aries Full Moon energies are all about balancing selfish behaviour to fulfil our dreams and being of service without losing ourselves. About not being too pushy or egoistic in our actions. About setting healthy boundaries without hurting another. About communicating clearly our wants and needs by still being open to serve without asking anything. The energies are creating up’s and down’s in our emotion and thinking so in general, go slow but go steady!

Off the mat: Ask yourself these questions:

  • What do you really want or need to feel “whole”?
  • What are your personal boundaries?
  • What can you give to this world, how can you serve?
  • How do you communicate and speak? Are you using words that express respect, love, peace, openness and, in general, positivity or are the words you use rather negative?
  • Do you communicate your feelings at all? If so, how does this communication look like? Is it rather emotionally-hysterical or are you grounded, speaking calm but from your heart?
  • What are you thankful for?

Work with these questions, write the answers down, or meditate on the questions,  whatever. Create yourself a ritual for being thankful, maybe note these things down. Give yourself some time to be alone around the full moon to get a clear vision of what you want your life to look like and how you see yourself but also how you see yourself in relationship to others.

On the mat: The sign of Aries is connected to the head but also to the senses. Not too surprisingly, a lot of the sensory organs are part of the “head-region” of our bodies. Fiery and windy energies can overload our senses and feelings and we should practice becoming still and centred. Gratitude and humbleness are also themes to explore. Forward folding asanas like uttanansa, upavistha konasana and child’s pose (and their variations) are some examples you could practice centring yourself and listening to your inner voice. Going slow also calls for a restorative or yin-oriented practice. Don’t push yourself to the limits these days. Another group of asanas that fits for these topics are hip openers. For those who are into pranayama, try the alternate nostril breath (nadi shodhana).

Care for your senses too. Meditate to stop your monkey-mind from over-analyzing. Meditate on your breath or work with the “Let-Go”-Mantra. On your inhalation, you think “Let.” and on the exhalation, you think “Go.” Another option could be trying to focus on your senses. Where do you feel your body connected to the ground or where can you feel some air on your skin? Try to listen without judging or categorizing.

Blooming in Fall

Indian Summer. Harvest Season. And the motto of this full moon could be “Trick or Treat”. The energies are supporting a change that could result in blooming. We must be willing to do the work. To care for ourselves and others, to plan and communicate wisely. A balanced relationship between us, others and our environment is an important thing we should wrap our mind around this Aries Full Moon if we want to enjoy some more sunny vibes.

Until next time,

Love and Laugh, Namaste

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Laura Jane