Lunations

Happy New Moon in Libra

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The New Moon in Libra follows in the shadow of the fall equinox.  The new season and New Moon allow for a fresh start and new manifestations.  Release the past and focus on moving into the future implementing the inner work that has unfolded these last months.  We are moving into the final quarter of the year.  The mellow and balancing energies of this New Moon provide the opportunity to review where this year has taken you and contemplate where it is you want to go.  This lunation provides the ideal reprieve for finding balance, harmony, and unity in ourselves and in others.  May this Libra New Moon and new season usher forth a new you, new possibilities, and new ways of thinking.  For more astral insights on the Libra New Moon check in with Mystic Mama.

wishing you love, manifestations, and transformations,

lauren

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Full Moon- Super Moon in Pisces

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Yesterday was the Full Moon in Pisces and yet another super Moon.  A super Moon is when the moon is closest to the Earth making it appear larger in the night sky and increasing the energy of the lunation.  Leading up to this Full Moon I felt the energies building, the waters rising, resulting in several episodes of cathartic crying.  Pisces being a water sign, reminds us of the depths that are within us.  It is the sign of expansive consciousness and great sensitivity.  You can expect this to be an emotional Full Moon.  Do not be afraid of depths.  There is tranquility in truth and truth resides in the heart. The time is apt to embrace the shadow so that you may create light there.  This is an ideal time for deep healing and cleansing.  Dive deep.

To learn more about the Pisces Full Moon head over here.

…And a little inspiration for your Moon work journey

xo -lauren

Diving into the Wreck

Adrienne Rich, 19292012
First having read the book of myths,
and loaded the camera,
and checked the edge of the knife-blade,
I put on
the body-armor of black rubber
the absurd flippers
the grave and awkward mask.
I am having to do this
not like Cousteau with his
assiduous team
aboard the sun-flooded schooner
but here alone.

There is a ladder.
The ladder is always there
hanging innocently
close to the side of the schooner.
We know what it is for,
we who have used it.
Otherwise
it is a piece of maritime floss
some sundry equipment.

I go down.
Rung after rung and still
the oxygen immerses me
the blue light
the clear atoms
of our human air.
I go down.
My flippers cripple me,
I crawl like an insect down the ladder
and there is no one
to tell me when the ocean
will begin.

First the air is blue and then
it is bluer and then green and then
black I am blacking out and yet
my mask is powerful
it pumps my blood with power
the sea is another story
the sea is not a question of power
I have to learn alone
to turn my body without force
in the deep element.

And now: it is easy to forget
what I came for
among so many who have always
lived here
swaying their crenellated fans
between the reefs
and besides
you breathe differently down here.

I came to explore the wreck.
The words are purposes.
The words are maps.
I came to see the damage that was done
and the treasures that prevail.
I stroke the beam of my lamp
slowly along the flank
of something more permanent
than fish or weed

the thing I came for:
the wreck and not the story of the wreck
the thing itself and not the myth
the drowned face always staring
toward the sun
the evidence of damage
worn by salt and sway into this threadbare beauty
the ribs of the disaster
curving their assertion
among the tentative haunters.

This is the place.
And I am here, the mermaid whose dark hair
streams black, the merman in his armored body.
We circle silently
about the wreck
we dive into the hold.
I am she: I am he

whose drowned face sleeps with open eyes
whose breasts still bear the stress
whose silver, copper, vermeil cargo lies
obscurely inside barrels
half-wedged and left to rot
we are the half-destroyed instruments
that once held to a course
the water-eaten log
the fouled compass

We are, I am, you are
by cowardice or courage
the one who find our way
back to this scene
carrying a knife, a camera
a book of myths
in which
our names do not appear.

New Moon in Virgo August 25th

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Happy New Moon in Virgo. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some new energies. And, oh, how the energies are shifting. This New Moon holds great potential for healing and transformation. Allow yourself to release the past. Surrender blame, fear, and old thought patterns. When setting your new intentions reflect on how you remain tied to your past. Are you living as a victim? What habits are no longer serving you? Where should you be granting forgiveness? How are you harboring fear? Let go and create space for your fresh start. Use the purgative powers of this lunation to turn inward and heed the guidance of your spirit. Be present and practice patience.Be sure to head over to Mystic Mama for the full lunar report.

with love,

lauren