Capricorn New Moon – Setting Intentions

On January 6th, 2019, there will be a partial solar eclipse/New Moon in Capricorn. This is the day when the mystical “12 days after Christmas” or “Rauhnächte” end. The time between the years is over, the gap to the mystical realms widens again. This first New Moon of the new year is ideal to put some intentions out into the Universe for a magnificent year 2019!

Team Meeting in the Sign of Capricorn

The new moon constellation is settled directly between Saturn and Pluto and Mercury resides in Capricorn too.

Capricorn is known to be good at planning and organizing and business/career is a topic here. What are your dreams and what can you bring to the table? From there, what are your next steps? All the transformations from last year showed the idea of a path you could walk on. Now it’s time to pack your backpack wisely. Saturn adds some extra seriousness to the pot but smoothing energies are just around the corner. Mercury enhances the ability to put some logic into our planning and helps to communicate clearly which direction you have to go.

Sweet-Sour Side-Dish and Dessert of Choice

The energies at the beginning of this new year give us excited and optimistic feels. With all this new energy pouring in we could easily lose our mind which way to go. Neptun in Aries trine Mercury sends innovative and pioneering energy but with Mars in Aries square Mercury this could lead to over-impulsive decisions or just an overload of projects to run after. There are a lot of shiny new ideas but listen closely to the voice within, it tells you which ones are the diamonds you should go after. Neptune sextile Capricorn New Moon brings a lighter, sweeter note to the energy mix. We’re fueled from within, we just have to let it out purely. Also, Neptune gives us a boost in creativity & sensitivity which helps to create plans from within.

In this a-bit-of-everything mix, it’s important to clarify what is the fuel behind your goals. Is it personal growth or just the need to gather more material things? Is there a hole inside yourself that you just want to fill or is there something inside yourself which you want to bring to life? The world is in a critical state and we should overthink the status quo and ask ourselves what is REALLY important to us.

How to Work with the Energies

The energies around this New Moon bring a lot of fresh new winds and with a little bit of effort and structure you can fly high this year.

Off the mat: Practice gratitude. Even if you have it done already, again, practice gratitude. Let go of all grief, negativity and competition from last year and give thanks to every experience. See them as teachers. You are always at the right place at the right time doing the right thing. Then, work with these questions:

  • What are my dreams and wishes for the coming 12 months?
  • What is the intention behind every wish or dream? Which things truly resonate with the life I want to live and the person I want to be? And what is just stuff that’s not deeply needed? Go for the inner callings, not trends. Travel with light but important baggage.
  • What are my abilities and talents? How can they help me on my way? How can I nurture and expand them?
  • What are some new things I want to experience?
  • What are first mini-steps to make my dreams come true?

On the mat: The sign of Capricorn is associated with the knees but even more general with all the bigger joints in the body. Flexibility is the working field here. Find a balance here between flexibe but strong muscles that support you in the best way. Asanas like the warrior series are nice (they also give a lot of focus), trikonasana, side plank, tree pose, garudasana and stretches for the wrists.

Meditate. Create peace of mind before you fall into crazy planning. Remember you don’t have to set out the master plan that’s waterproof. The stillness of the mind bears a lot of answers. Get a clear vision that comes from within. This will show you the way. Trust in the process.

Happy New Year 2019

May this year be full of blessings. May this year be the year of change. Change towards more love, fun, togetherness, lust for life, adventure, friendship, equality and justice. I wish you all the best experience on your way and the energy to handle whatever the universe may serve you. The outlook is positive. Fall in love with yourself, with others, with life. Then stay there.

Happy New Year 2019!

Hari om, Namaste ❤

Laura Jane

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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

Namaste-No-Background

Laura Jane

The powerful Auquarius Full Moon

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

On Friday, July 27 this week, we will have an event in the sky that makes the hearts of moonchildren & the moonstruck ones beat faster. It’s a full moon, a blood moon. Nope, no bloody-women-stuff. It’s called blood moon because it will be a lunar eclipse and the moon appears to be red then. And it’s the longest lunar eclipse we are going to experience in this century.

The Aquarius Full Moon – Changing times are coming

Well, I know I’m repeating myself but the sign the full moon will be residing in this Friday night is Aquarius. A sign corresponding to the element of air and the quality of light. The free-spirited, group-oriented and creative energies of Aquarius are accompanied by Mars who is in retrograde motion, acting with ambition and sometimes aggression but because of retrograde, these energies are more focused on our thoughts & feelings. Furthermore, Mars is in square aspect with Uranus, so the energies just give us a full load of impulsiveness, spontaneity and non-conformist behaviour.  One more planetary energy is “slowing down”, Mercury is going retrograde too, so the sender of energies helping with business, communication and information-gathering goes a little into a “sleep state”.

 

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

– Rob Siltanen

The Universe just wants to heat it all up and get things going. It’s full moon, the peak of the moon energy, harvest time. Yet, a full moon comes with the sun in opposition so it’s about being in between things. The sign the sun still is ruling and where it feels at home is Leo, so energies of confidence (but be careful with arrogance), fearless expression and love might influence us.

Sounds a little chaotic, fast, tensed and if one thing is for sure, then that skies want to tell us that there are big changes ahead.

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Rituals, Magic and the Moon

Today is a special day for all those that want to make this year a great year! I’m a strong believer in the power of the moon. For me, it’s not just made up nonsense that people go crazy on full moons. The moon’s influence on the tides is well known and think about it… the moon moves water and our bodies contain a high percentage of fluids, so how could the moon not have an influence on us?

Rituals can be your source of well-being in your everyday life. I’ve got several ones, for example, every evening I note down things for which I am grateful, or I got rituals for special occasions and moon phases. First, it sounds a bit witchy and awkward but let me tell you, even the “witches” back in the days just believed in the power of nature, pacha mama and the cosmic constellations. A ritual can connect you with your true self, give you a sense of peace, wholeness and grounding. It might bring back your trust in life or deepen it and it can create a special framework for you to work on yourself.

This article is going to be about today’s new moon in Capricorn, how you can set up a ritual and why this could help to manifest your dreams into reality.

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