Meditating with the Moon – Feb. 7, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 
MOON IN GEMINI then CANCER
Take the challenge to bring you heart, your actions, and your values into alignment. Feel your way through love by being both sensitive and a champion – protective and a trailblazer into uncharted emotional territory, even if it seems a little scary. Take direct action for your values, especially with family and loved ones. Feel. Talk. Act. 
 
WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I feel AND express my love, without the expectation that anyone else can automatically know what I need. I fight for the safety and security of myself and my loved ones.
 
WAXING GIBBOUS MOON – 90% ILLUMINATED – 12 DAYS OLD
 
MOONRISE: 3:05 pm Eastern
MOONSET: 5:22 am Eastern (on Feb. 8)
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: square Venus 6:55 am; square Mars 3:18 pm; trine Neptune 8:19 pm Eastern
 
Mercury enters Aquarius 4:35 am Eastern
 
HOW TO MEDITATE WITH THE MOON
 
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.
 
You can do a very simple 8/4 count meditation, which means you settle into a comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your 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. Hold your breath again for 4 counts before breathing in again. On the in-breath recite a word or phrase from the Moon Meditation in your mind, focusing on that energy and holding it, and then consciously release that same energy out into the world on the out-breath. Then begin the process again on the in-breath, either using the same word/phrase you’re working with (until it feels comfortable and “right”) or move on to the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.
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