Align with the new moon, align with yourself

Night sky, new moon

understanding the moon & her phases helps us understand ourselves!

We flow between the five elements throughout our lives; the different transformational periods of growth right through to decline. We see them throughout the year symbolised by the seasons. The cycle is all around us, everyday from wake to sleep, we transition from Yang to Yin.

Everything has Yin and Yang within it, and can switch its fullness of one when compared to another thing, another element, another object, another feeling.

I’ve been watching, reading & tuning in to the Moon and her cycles more lately. She’s a beautiful thing, and I’ve always appreciated her at her fullest and most striking. But I’ve been listening to how her phases, her transitions from Yang to Yin have an impact upon me and my feelings, my thoughts, my motivation, my expression.

The Moon is Yin compared to the Sun, yet it is Yang compared to the darkness of the night.

Yin = Feminine | Yang = Masculine

Poetry and romantic/lunatic scenes often reference the Full Moon. Naturally, right? Its when she is fully seen, in all her beauty. It’s when you can’t really ignore her. But what about when she’s not in own faces? When she’s hidden. When she is fully immersed in her Yin energy.

There is an almost deeper power in the Moon we cannot see.

The New Moon is inward, reflective, insightful, profound (quite, Metal-ly in its Elemental nature.) It’s a beautiful time to release & let go of things which no longer serve.  It’s when we might feel a little overwhelmed by social demands, unforgiving workloads. We might feel more moved emotionally. We may feel a pull towards alone time, me time, self care. A pull towards ourselves, bringing us back to the source.

This particular waxing phase marking the Taurus New Moon (as we come into Gemini season) is an Earth-y time. This New Moon urges stability, grounded-ness & nesting in a safe sanctuary, that you can find from within.

The Taurus New Moon is here to remind you that your rhythm is not dictated to by external influences.

Listen to yourself, your own cycles. Listen to what you need.

WE DO NOT EXIST TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE COMFORTABLE

We do not exist to make other people comfortable. We do not need to open up in line with the government roadmap. We need to set our own, and continuously check in.

Many of my clients, friends and family have expressed a feeling of overwhelm at the moment. Diaries are filling up, pub gardens are full, workloads once again unforgiving. It’s easy to get caught up in other people’s definitions of security and distraction.

What do you need to feel connected to yourself? What do you need to feel secure, safe and aligned with your truth?

Tips on finding an inner refuge:

  • Decline invites to things you don’t want to do
  • Take a long bath
  • Listen to an uplifting podcast (I love Brene Brown, Ferne Cotton & Dr Rangan Chatterjee)
  • Read a good book
  • Write your thoughts in a journal
  • Paint or do something creative
  • Listen to music
  • Pamper yourself with a face mask or some acupressure
  • Gua sha facial
  • Go for a walk alone
  • Some gentle movement with breakthwork, like Yoga or Qi Gong.

Last Updated: May 2021

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