NEW MOON IN GEMINI ~ May 25th, 2017
This powerful New Moon in Gemini is pulling and tugging on our past demons asking us to uncover the past, unplug from the ego, and recharge and reset our desires and destinies. We are being forced into the mirror of our unconscious, seeing what drives us and fuels our path and asks us to reassess what truly is. This powerful New Moon may ignite feelings of jealousy, desire, and fear. We may feel unfocused, irritable, and unable to take decisive action. Do not step away from the dark my loves, NOW is the time to feel it all. To notice what pokes our ego and asks us to be better for not ourselves but for others. We may need to shed a dream or an ambition that we thought was for us but may not be. What we thought we needed or desired does not compare to what we really want to create. Allow your mindset to shift by embracing new thought patterns rising during this cycle. We can approach these shifts from a place of growth, healing, and movement into new beginnings if we embrace letting go and inner work.
Allow yourself to feel those uncomfortable realizations. We are all human and we all have a dark side. Do not step away into the comfort. Step within and acknowledge your fears and cycling negativities. Once we see our fears we can use them to go after what we truly want. Release the attachment to results and feel the freedom of letting go. Give your inner self permission to be creative, dream, to be open, and set sights on what you truly want. Know that through the work you can release the need for the ego’s gratification and fulfillment.
This New Moon is a powerful one. I’ve been feeling it for a few days now. I’m right there with you sweet sisters and brothers. Here are my insights on how we can collectively navigate the muddy waters of this New Moon with grace, ease, and growth.
1.Step into the mud. Do not shy away from this inner work. Be open to digging up some emotional shit and doing the work. Set the intention to acknowledge your fears, control issues, resistances, secrets, building emotional walls, and moments when you feel disempowered.
2. Cleanse with creativity. Allow yourself time and space to be creative to cleanse and purify all these energies. Meditate. Practice yoga. Listen/create music. Dance wildly.
3. Practice a setting intentions ritual.* Here’s my quick go to. Find a sacred and quiet space for yourself either before or after being creative (whatever feels best to you) and sit in a comfy seat.
If you have any lavender (either dried petals or essential oil) put some in your fingers and bring your hands to your nose. Take 3 beautiful deep breathes in. Start to focus your attention on your breath. After at least 10 breath cycles start to visualize what you’d like to create for yourself. Maybe life has been chaotic, crazy, busy, and stressful and you are searching for more ease, grace, and surrender. Maybe you’ve been feeling low, depressed, and self-conscious and you are searching for energy, happiness, joy, and self-love. After a few more breath cycles open your eyes and free write in a journal everything that came to mind. Do not analyze what is coming up but just put it all to paper. Take your time and let it all flow. Once you are done, close your eyes once again and start to focus on your breath (can add lavender again). After at least 3 breath cycles, once again start to imagine the things you wrote down. Visualize them happening. How do they feel? When you are ready to start to think of one word that captures the essence of what you wrote down. Maybe life has been chaotic, crazy, busy, and stressful and you are searching for more ease, grace, and surrender and so your word is “surrender.” Maybe you’ve been feeling low, depressed, and self-conscious and you are searching for energy, happiness, joy, and self-love and your word is “joy.” Begin to repeat the mantra “I am…. (your word).” or “I am open to… (your word.)” Know that you already are and surrender it to the universe.
*This was a very brief explanation of my setting intentions ritual and can be used whenever you need to set a new intentions/dig deep. If you’d like a more in-depth description read here. or check out our guided setting intentions ritual video on our facebook page.
4. Meditate or surround yourself with these crystals.
Moonstone ~ During this New Moon it is exceptionally important to connect to our intuitions and embrace raw new beginnings. Moonstone is known as the “Stone of New Beginnings” and connects the wearer to the Moon and aids in new beginnings. Moonstone increases intuition, empathy, and is thought to be linked to clairvoyance. Women benefit from its strong powers of fertility, but it’s also known to balance feminine and masculine energies or yin and yang.
Amazonite ~ This New Moon asks us to dig deep and uncover our truths. We may be feeling our fears strongly right now and will benefit from Amazonite’s soothing yet courageous vibes. Amazonite, a luscious shade of turquoise harnesses the powers of Truth and Courage. Worn by ancient Amazonian warriors, this stone is thought to empower the user by allowing her to speak her mind freely and without inhibition. It connects with the Throat and Heart Chakras, helping to find balance between internal and external, and it resolves barriers to communication. Amazonite aids in moderation and understanding, bringing back to center all that has gone astray.
Lapis Lazuli ~ New Moon in Gemini encourages self-reflection and truth so we may become who we are truly are. Lapis Lazuli fuels enlightenment and encourages the user to find inner truth, encouraging creativity through centering and knowing oneself. A stimulant of the thoughts, this stone will encourage you to take charge of your life and exercise good judgement along the way. It also harmonizes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, bringing peace and serenity to the mind, body, and soul.
Labradorite ~ Labradorite is beautiful for this New Moon for it’s ability as a powerful protector. It stimulates intuition and strengthens faith in oneself, encouraging further trust in the universe. Use it to invigorate the imagination and transform the soul in pursuit of self-discovery.
Sunstone ~ Sunstone is beautiful for this New Moon as a stone of light, bringing strength, openness, mental clarity, and joy. It aligns the Sacral Chakra to allow your gut feelings to flow freely, helping you in trusting your intuition to play an integral part of your life. Sunstone promotes self-confidence, self-love, joy, and universal love. It increases digestion and metabolism, creating vitality and warmth in your life. Wear Sunstone to bring you abundance of energy, enthusiasm, and strength, especially when starting or maintaining a physical exercise regimen.
5. Be gentle and loving towards others. Collectively we are all in this together. Reach out to others that may be having a particularly hard time. Be gentle on yourself and others.