Meditating with the Moon – Jan. 31, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Tuesday, January 31

MOON IN PISCES THEN ARIES
Use the impetus of challenge to broaden your perspective of empathy, compassion, and grace. Act on your ideals of love, beauty, and togetherness from the basis of the reality of the moment, and be willing to respond authentically to any hurdles in personal relationship or challenges to your will. Objections from loved ones can be true learning opportunities and fertile ground for emotional growth and strengthened bonds.

WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I am strongest when I show my vulnerability. I am authentic when I respond from love rather than fear.

WAXING CRESCENT MOON – 19% ILLUMINATED – 4 DAYS OLD

MOONRISE: 9:51 am Eastern
MOONSET: 10:02 pm Eastern

MOON VOID 12:36 pm UNTIL 4:46 pm Eastern

MOON’S ASPECTS: quincunx Jupiter 4:34 am; square Saturn 7:11 am; conjunct Venus 12:36 pm; conjunct Mars 9:52 pm 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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