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 🙂 ❤