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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Meditating with the Moon – Jan 10, 2017

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MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Tuesday, January 10, 2016

MOON IN GEMINI THEN CANCER
Be aware of balancing your emotions with your logical mind. If you feel yourself being drawn into patterns from the past, be sure not to blindly communicate them. Think before you speak and harmonize your feelings with your rational self.

WORDS FOR MEDITATION
May I speak with love from the heart; My mind and my feelings are in balance.

Moon Void 4:38 pm until 5:49 pm

Waxing Gibbous Moon – 96% Illuminated – 13 Days Old

Moonrise: 4:19 PM Eastern
Moonset: 6:38 AM Eastern on Jan. 11

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. 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 empty your mind space for 4 counts, and begin the process again on the in-breath with the next word or phrase from the Moon Meditation.

January 23, 2013 – By the Light of the Moon – Moon in Gemini is Void of Course today…

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That lustrous orb that sweeps our oceans to and fro is also the harbinger who describes and defines our day-to-day fluctuating energy. As the face of the Moon is ever changing, so are the feelings and intuitions that push and pull us through our daily rounds. The sign of the Zodiac the Moon occupies changes about every 2-and-a-half-days and as she orbits she makes different connections to other planets, touching all of them in different ways as she speeds her way through the sky. Each of us will resonate to the energies of the flirting, capricious Luna in different ways and with different reactions according to the energies of our own birthcharts – our own dispositions and levels of consciousness. However, this comes as a guide to help you understand which fickle face our Lady Moon is showing today.

If you know your birthchart, or at least your Sun, Moon, or Rising signs (or better yet – all three – and if you don’t know any of them, maybe it’s time for you to send me an email) knowing where the Moon is playing and who she’s playing with will help you understand how to navigate your day and why you may be feeling the way you are or why you’re having the reactions or responses that you’re having. 

I’m going to try to write this everyday for you – or at least, most days. No promises being made here, but I hope the days I manage it, that you’ll find some peace, and maybe even gain a little edge, in knowing. I want to dedicate this effort to Kat. She told me that she missed my posts. So Kat – this if for you. If any of you enjoy this lovingly crafted energetic gift – please let me know! It will help to keep me motivated to continue…

(The above 3 paragraphs will be repeated each “By the Light of the Moon” post, so if you’ve read it before and know it by heart, just skip to the stuff just below.  All times given in this column are Eastern time. )

All apologies for missing yesterday’s “By the Light of the Moon!” Some life events are going on and my time has become a bit more limited, but I’ll be posting as often as possible to keep you updated on where our lovely Luna is currently, with all the how and why. 

Today, she’s still in Gemini and peeling out on her own, away from all the other planets. (Just FYI, in Astrology we usually refer to both the Sun and Moon as planets… just makes it easier than constantly saying the luminaries or the lights etc.) 

That means that the Geminian emotional symbolism is pretty pure (which I’ll describe just below), not being qualified by other connections – and also means that the Moon is Void-of-Course almost the entire day: from 6:42 AM when she contacted Mars, until 1:36 AM Eastern tomorrow morning. If you’ve read my previous posts on what the Void-of -Course Moon means then you’re ahead of the curve. During a Void Moon our right brains are usually more engaged, meaning that logical, linear exercises – both personal and in business – might not be the best courses of action to push. They may certainly be there, with the Moon in Gemini, but pushing anything is probably not a great idea! During this period of time, it’s probably best to engage creatively, to NOT be married to a particular outcome, and to be more internal than external. Often times the Void Moon is a time of hit-or-miss action, so don’t be surprised if things don’t connect strongly with others today. For a refresher you can read here.

So – the Moon in Gemini. That’s today. I’d expect a bit of restlessness, fluctuating moods, and curiosity. We could engage in busy work to pass the time because it might be challenging to focus on a goal or to make decisions, so I suggest that it’s a wonderful day to read… that’s a great Gemini activity that works well with the Void Moon. A Gemini moon is clever though, so don’t squelch it, just don’t push anyone else into your ideas until a later time, because the connection you’re hoping for or the desired outcome could be out of reach.  

I’d say enjoy this intellectual “down-time” day and give your mind free reign to discover and explore!

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