Each month, nature in her wisdom and beauty offers us an opportunity, a clean slate, a shining outward and visible sign of the grace we are always given to move beyond our own shadow and start again. In the night sky, the dark Moon begins to clear her shadow and reveals a tiny sliver of the freshest silver. The New Moon.
From our earliest beginnings, we have relied on the Moon to guide ritual and romance. We have watched in wonder as she pulls the tides, urges great populations of fish to the ecstasy of spawning, coaxes even the spiniest old cactus to produce a juicy flower at summer solstice. And she’s beautiful! Have you ever looked up just at sunset to behold the New Moon huge on the horizon, pinky-silver and shimmering? If you didn’t already know she was about magic and renewal, you would know in that moment.
Speaking both astrologically and metaphorically, the day of the new Moon is perfect for starting new things in your life; planting seeds, setting intentions, launching new products, starting new habits. You can fine-tune your new beginnings according to what sign the Moon is in and what the other planetary aspects are. Today’s New Moon in Pisces wraps up the journey of releasing we’ve been on over the last two weeks. You may be swimming in deep waters right now, with tears close to the surface, dreams breaking through into daylight hours, or you may be facing some big goodbyes, inner and outer. Set gentle intentions this month, intentions for healing and deep self-care on the soul level. If the energy of this moon is very intense for you, immerse yourself in Piscean things for refreshment and healing – long baths, your favourite music, long naps, art-making. Be gentle with yourself and others, and allow the pull of your dreams and unconscious to take you to the places that need to be healed.
Please feel free to share your New Moon intentions and experiences here, in the comments, and we’ll check in again on the Full Moon and see how those intentions are doing! We will be doing this every month here at Vivid, joining together in a virtual Moon Circle, so we’d be delighted if you’d join us.