I’ve been working with the moon for a long time now- and I am now beginning to offer a lot more of her lessons. Going deeper into some of the tools and techniques I’ve offered before. Being led towards discussions on the more esoteric or hidden lessons to be learned.
One of the common mistakes that I see being made when it comes to working with Lunar energy is to plant too early or to release too soon. It seems that often we’re not very comfortable with those places of transition. Since the New Moon s nearly upon us let’s talk about her energy a bit.
The New Moon is the time period where (historically) people were terrified. There was no moon to alight the sky, all was dark and void. The New Moon has an energy of emptiness- she invites us, lures us, seduces us towards a delicious emptiness.
This can be scary and in shadow can take the form of helplessness. Hopelessness. It can feel like Lack or trigger our worries about lack – about not having enough or being enough.
We have a love affair with the light. We love illumination. This is wonderful – but what can often be overlooked is that at the beginning – there is darkness and mystery. It is a necessary part of the flow. This emptiness allows us room to create, to conceive. We can not conceive in an already full womb. We can not delve into what it is to have a life full of love and abundance, joy and peace if we have already filled our lives with the pain of disappointment and anger.
This is the New Moons gift to us- to become empty.
To start again.
To LET GO.
It is only after the release and the emptiness that we are then ready to renew, to begin again. To plant the desired seeds and go towards our desired results.
The New Moon is our monthly Sabbath (we actually have another in the Full Moon) our time of not planting nor harvesting. Our time of BEING. We have shed all that we do not need. We have done our work. Now it is time to BE with this emptiness. We needn’t rush ahead and begin to plant again. We let our inner ground lay fallow. We sit in the darkness – welcoming her wisdom and potential. We learn we need not feel this space. This time before Time. We learn to welcome it – this is where the Feminine takes shape. This is where our Feminine energy arises.
The New Moon is our beloved and wise friend, inviting us to the Temple of emptiness within. This month allow yourself this time. Go in. Be empty. Welcome the darkness.
Live. Love. Lush and Fearless,