Sagittarius New Moon – Taking Aim

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A lot of activating, fiery energies are streaming into earth’s realms this New Moon on Friday 7th, 2018. Sagittarius belongs to the fire signs but its fire is a warming, fun and loving one. Nevertheless, there are some cosmic constellations that give an explosive twist that could burn us if we don’t pay attention to our inner wisdom.

Lust For Life

On Friday, the Sun and the Moon will meet in the sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. This fire sign is known for being fun, loving and full of ideas.  The Sag-Energy is outgoing and made for looking at a bigger picture. This New Moon is great to get clear about what your life’s purpose may be or to develop ideas that you want to bring into your life. Supported by Jupiter, the pathway points to a bright, happy direction.

New Moon Square Mars & Neptune

Square aspects always add a challenging nature to the current energies. Mars sets impulses to come into action. We experience motivation but on the other hand, we could experience the “negative” end of this spectrum which is overstressing or getting aggressive.  The conjunction of Mars and Neptune holds the potential for romance and sensuality but also delusion and pressure. On the one hand we feel so overwhelmed by all the new input and ideas forming for our lives’ paths but on the other hand, we must take care that we don’t get attached, that we don’t want to control everything and push too hard.

These days we could encounter a lot of trigger moments that challenge us to face our fears or destructive emotional patterns that might come to the surface.

Warrior of Light

To ensure that we still go with the universal flow we should remind ourselves of the warrior of light. A wise warrior doesn’t run around, swinging his sword wildly and uncontrolled. A wise warrior has a mission that’s aligned with his high ideals and morals. He has a defined goal and only enters a battle that is worth fighting. Fears are faced. Get to know the enemy, sometimes it’s the best teacher. Moreover, the spiritual warrior is deeply connected to his intuition and feelings. Energy isn’t put into things that don’t align with his journey but are genuinely distributed and restored from time to time. And if you think now of the symbol of the Archer with his bow and arrow, you find the key for this New Moon: stay grounded and focused. Where focus goes, energy flows.

How to Work with the Energies

A key mantra for this New Moon is “Plant the seeds but don’t force progress”. We can already feel in which direction the universe is directing us but everything has a divine timing. The fire is burning in us but we need to learn how to wisely channel our energy in the desired directions.

Off the mat: New Moons are the time where the cycle is in a sort of hibernation. We should accept that the energy takes a break to form new possibilities. The best to do is to take some time to sit with yourself and work with these questions:

  • What are “distractions” in my life that regularly stop me from the things I really want to do? How much energy is put into unnecessary action or what areas in my life are neglected and need more energy?
  • What things or situations trigger behaviours that I don’t like about myself? How could I avoid these triggers or what are better ways to react? Break the unconscious auto-mode of behavioural patterns.
  • What things do I want to achieve in my life? Do I have big life goals or some sort of “mission” and if so, what is it? What steps can I take to move in this desired direction?
  • What things spark a fire in me? What keeps me curious and willing to learn? What makes my heart beat faster?
  • What am I afraid of? What scares me and why is this so? What are the underlying fears? Realistically facing your fears makes them less scary.
  • What is your vision of your “higher self”? Are you already aligned with these values or where do you need to put in some work and move toward this vision?
  • How do I interact in relationships? What are patterns that you can notice? If you think of complicated relationships, what did they have in common? Identifying patterns can help to overcome them.

On the mat: The sign of Sagittarius is connected to our hips and thighs. The Archer needs a stable foundation to focus properly. In your asana practice, focus on grounding and at the same time an uplifting movement. Your feet send downward energy that helps to uplift the rest of the body. Use drishtis, fixation points for your eyes. Remember: where attention goes, energy flows. On this New Moon, we need to learn to strengthen our foundations, to set a clear goal but also to let go and trust in the perfect timing of the universe. In the asana practice, strengthen and stretch your hips and legs. The dancing warrior sequence is wonderful because it works with the bodily parts and at the same time you can cultivate a feeling for your inner warrior. To finish, bring in some seated forward folds like gomukhasana variation or upavistha konasana, poses that ground you and are meditative.

Practice anuloma viloma breathing to balance your sun and moon energies and close with a visualisation meditation. Visualise your inner warrior. A warrior that walks with strength and grace, a warrior that wisely puts in the effort towards his goal.

Taking the High Road

Warriors of Light never have an easy road. At the same time, they don’t fall for pathways that are super complicated either. In these days of the New Moon, connect with your inner warrior. You yourself know best, what things serve a purpose and what things are waste of time. You always have the power to create the life you want. The only thing you need to do is to be honest with yourself. Talk the walk and even more important walk the talk. Everything comes around in perfect timing. Plant your intentions, shoot your arrow with a lot of focus and the universe will lead that arrow to the goal.

Happy New Moon you wonderful souls out there!

All the best, Namaste 🙂 ❤

Namaste-No-Background

Laura Jane

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gemini Full Moon – Progress is in the Air

Gemini Full Moon

The coming full moon on November 23rd is going to be about progress, relationships and ideas. We’re asked to bring our talents to the table and if we keep a clear vision and are able to not push too hard on the things we want, the universe is sending blessings all the way. As usual, we have to put in the work to harvest the fruits

Ideas, bigger pictures and relationships

Full Moon in Gemini is associated with the gaining of wisdom or information. The sign of Gemini stands for ideas, flexibility and easy adaption. And as the moon just entered this sign (0.5°) we are standing in front of a blank page. Everything is possible. We could feel the strive to move forward or to finally bring this vision of ourselves which we created the last new moon to live.

On the other side, in opposition to the moon, we have the Sun and Jupiter in the sign of Sagittarius. The person we are and that we show the world is thinking in bigger pictures. We want to move to the sunny side of life. Not just an artificial, commercial, short-time happiness but rather living our ethics and morals and thus helping to create a more loving world.

Mercury (still in retrograde until December 6th) is accompanying the Sun and Jupiter. So it’s better to not directly put every idea or thought into the process of manifestation. Mercury retrograde makes it harder to communicate easily and it’s not the perfect time to start something new.

With these constellations given another conflict that may occur is what we want to bring into this world and how our families and close ones think of that.

Venus in Opposition to Uranus, Mars Square Full Moon

Having relationships as a topic, Venus in Libra opposite to Uranus in Aries doesn’t make things easier. The free-spirited nature of Uranus’s energy may hold a lot of surprises. Either you feel the need to free yourself from relationships that don’t hold anything good for you or older relationships get a new flip to them.

Another stressing aspect is the square that Mars builds to the Moon and also to the Sun, Jupiter and Mercury. We can experience a lot of drive and motivation these days but just jumping forward and pushing things to the limit won’t do it. If we are able to bring impulsive reactions under control we can manage to maintain our balance. Listen to the voice within and ask yourself am I just reacting to external stimuli or do I make my own evaluated decisions based on facts and aligned with my values?

How to work with the energies

The Gemini Full Moon gives us a bright and lucky outlook for the coming weeks if we are able to act with circumspection.

It’s important to learn that we have the power to create what we want. Life doesn’t happen to us, it happens for us. It’s designed to help us learn, grow and evolve. You don’t just have to react to external stimuli and jump to conclusions based on past experiences. You can decide to be in the moment. Every moment. And in the present moment, you have all the tools you need: your intuition, the analytical mind and your emotions. Observe them.

Off the mat: Gemini energy is crafty and artsy. Write, draw, work with your hands and create something! Also, you can work with these questions to see what’s your individual message this Gemini Full Moon.

  • Are some new moon intentions accomplished? If yes, what helped you, if no what needs to be refined?

  • What things happened to me in the last weeks which I’m grateful for?

  • What is the bigger picture for me? Do I feel like I have a purpose in life? If so, what is it? If not, is there something I’m super passionate about? Which things do I want to bring into this life to create a better world?

  • How are my relationships? How do I feel when I’m with my friends, my partner, my family? What are the things I really enjoy about these relationships and what are the things I can’t stand? Which relationships make you feel loved and accepted and which ones cause stress, harm or imbalance?

  • What do I want to let go of, so I can align with my Higher Self?

  • How do I react in stressful situations/communications? Am I quick to jump to conclusions? Am I just spinning my own idea based on internal conflicts rather than on facts? Do I really listen to the words of others, or do I just hear the things I want to hear?

On the mat: Gemini is an airy sign. It’s connected to the area of the shoulders, the arms, the hands and to the lungs because of the airy qualities of this energy. This zodiac sign and the corresponding body parts are all about bringing the inner world and the outer world together. We breathe in, we breathe out. Our hands and arms help us to connect, to give and to receive. Finding the balance between polarities.

Asanas to include into your full moon practice are backbends with focus on opening the shoulders (ustrasana/camel pose is great) or other asanas that create space in the shoulders and upper body (eagle arms, cow-face arms).

In general, focus on deep breathing in your asana practice, but the element of air is telling us that we should focus on some pranayama. Nadi Shodhana, the alternating nostril breath, is great here because it aims to balance your energy.

A heart chakra meditation could be nice to practice compassion, gratitude and surrendering to the universal love. With our hearts wide open and a calm mind, we are able to bring all the ideas we have to live.

Don’t give up, blessings will come

To sum it up, the Gemini Full Moon brings a lot of fresh air into our routines. We should find out what really fits for us and start to trust ourselves. The information you could receive this full moon is going to increase the knowledge about yourself. Take this information and use them wisely. New doors will open soon, now you have time to prepare yourself for whatever is coming.

Happy Full Moon & Namaste

Namaste-No-Background

Laura Jane