A New Year, A New Meditation Practice – Meditating with the Moon in 2017 – An Invitation

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This past Summer I had the idea of meditating daily with the constantly changing energies of the Moon. (I’m certain I’m not the only one to ever have this idea!) It seemed that knowing the emotional Cosmic weather and focusing on it consciously through my heart, mind, and breath would be a wonderful way to stay connected to and grounded in the guidance of the sky that is ours for the asking…

About 2 weeks ago I began sharing daily “Meditating with the Moon” entries on my Facebook page (the Astrology with Michelle Gregg page – you can see a link to it to the right of this page. Please follow me on Facebook!) and folks really seem to like it, so I thought I’d begin sharing “Meditating with the Moon” here too.

Here’s an example entry from today:

Meditating with the Moon – Sunday, January 1, 2017

(NEW YEAR’s DAY; Hanukkah Ends; 8th Day of Christmas / The Kalends of January)

Moon in Aquarius: With a little effort, and letting go of self-denial, 2017 begins with BIG potential to bring unexpected joy, and unique relationships. Be CREATIVE and honor your values. Sparkle!

Words for Meditation: This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!

Waxing Crescent Moon – 15% Illuminated – 4 Days Old

Moonrise: 9:57am Eastern     Moonset: 9:07pm Eastern

The idea is that I offer a sentence or two about the energy of the Moon on each day of the month, and then I provide a few words or a phrase or two to focus on in meditation. You can use these words and phrases in any way you like in your own meditation practice, or if you don’t already meditate, using these simple Moon thoughts are a wonderful way to begin a daily meditation practice that keeps you focused on, and grounded in, the emotional energy of the Cosmos each and every day.

I personally do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means I settle into a comfortable position, close my eyes, focus on my breath, and breathe in to a slow count of 8, hold it for 4 counts, and then breathe out for a slow count of 8, and hold my breath again for 4 counts. On the in-breath I recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in my mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then I empty my mind space for 4 counts, and begin the process again on the in-breath with the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.

That’s just an idea of how to use these words and phrases – please use them in whatever way feels good for you. Simply reading them is a great way to start!

I hope you enjoy Meditating with the Moon and that the practice keeps you centered and emotionally clean and connected as you go through your days.

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