Meditating with the Moon – Feb. 2, 2017

think-twice-william-penn1

MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Thursday, February 2, 2017

 

MOON IN ARIES THEN TAURUS

Within unpredictability and intensity there’s an assuring method we can use to ground ourselves and those around us – communication. Practice honest, heartfelt communication at every opportunity. Try to bring your thoughts to balance before speaking to avoid reactionary words. Trust your intuition as a guide.

 

WORDS FOR MEDITAITON

I think first and speak second, even when the environment is uncertain. I communicate responsively and responsibly.

 
WAXING CRESCENT MOON – 39% ILLUINATED – 6 DAYS OLD
 
MOONRISE: 11:06 am Eastern
MOONSET: 12:08 am Eastern on Feb. 3, 2017
 
MOON VOID 11:50 am UNTIL 8:50 pm Eastern
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: square Pluto 12:13 am; conjunct Uranus 5:30 am; square Mercury 8:52 am; opposition Jupiter 9:01 am; trine Saturn 11:50 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.
waxing-crescent-moon-7
Image

Meditating with the Moon – Feb. 2, 2017

think-twice-william-penn1

MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Thursday, February 2, 2017

 
MOON IN ARIES THEN TAURUS
Within unpredictability and intensity there’s an assuring method we can use to ground ourselves and those around us – communication. Practice honest, heartfelt communication at every opportunity. Try to bring your thoughts to balance before speaking to avoid reactionary words. Trust your intuition as a guide.
 
WORDS FOR MEDITAITON
I think first and speak second, even when the environment is uncertain. I communicate responsively and responsibly.
 
WAXING CRESCENT MOON – 39% ILLUINATED – 6 DAYS OLD
 
MOONRISE: 11:06 am Eastern
MOONSET: 12:08 am Eastern on Feb. 3, 2017
 
MOON VOID 11:50 am UNTIL 8:50 pm Eastern
 
MOON’S ASPECTS: square Pluto 12:13 am; conjunct Uranus 5:30 am; square Mercury 8:52 am; opposition Jupiter 9:01 am; trine Saturn 11:50 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.
waxing-crescent-moon-7

Meditating with the Moon – Jan. 7, 2017

Your-Body-Michelle-Your-Soul-Deepak-Chopra.jpg

MEDITATING WITH THE MOON – Saturday, January 7, 2017

 
MOON IN TAURUS
Love your body fully without judgement. Feel you way into its beauties and “flaws” with gratitude. Your body is created by your Soul… so let your body feed your Soul. Never forget your body’s ability to change, renew, regenerate as you purposefully restore and evolve your Soul.
 
WORDS FOR MEDITATION
My body is the container and vehicle for my Soul; My body reflects my Soul.
 
Waxing Gibbous Moon – 72% Illuminated – 10 Days Old
 
Moonrise: 1:47 pm Eastern
Moonset: 3:22 am Eastern on Jan 8
 
Moon Void beginning 9:23 pm (until 5:06 pm tomorrow)

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.

Meditating with the Moon – Jan. 6, 2017

flowers-in-rain-raise-your-words-rumi

MEDITATING with the MOON – Friday, January 6, 2017

MOON in ARIES then TAURUS
Excellent timing to speak your mind around your beliefs and philosophies on life. Be assertive, but not aggressive, and be clear. Fact check! Be sure of details. And don’t forget compassion.
 
WORDS FOR MEDITATION
I speak my truth with passion, not judgement; God is in the details (Mercury Retrograde reference)
 
Waxing Gibbous Moon – 66% Illuminated – 9 Days Old
 
Moonrise: 1:05 pm Eastern
Moonset: 2:16 am Eastern on Jan 7, 2016
 
Moon Void 1:41 pm until 3:18 pm Eastern
Three Kings Day / Epiphany
 

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.

Taking a break from “By the Light of the Moon” Sat. & Sun. – but here’s a bit about the Moon in Taurus over the weekend…

Taurus-bull-content

Hi All!

I so appreciate all of you and the fantastic response I’ve had for my new column “By the Light of the Moon.”

Last weekend the readers dropped, as I expected them to, so this weekend and on weekends in the future, I’ll take a writing break on Saturdays and Sundays and be right back to it on Mondays. Hope that sounds fair!

This weekend, the whole weekend, the Moon is in Taurus. So just quickly here (I can’t help myself!) the Moon in Taurus wants good food, good drink, sensual affection and to revel and be still in what it has and where it is. Taurus likes to be near its possessions – and enjoy them. So cook at home, eat, drink and make your lover happy! No sudden changes needed or desired. 

Saturday, there’s an opposition from the Moon to Saturn, so issues around feeling isolated/low or around family/mother might arise. If you’re single, give yourself permission to stay home and enjoy the down time. Thinking about it, digestion might not be that great though. On the high road of this equation, our feelings of commitment, stability and security may be stirred and we can find contentment in them. 

Sunday, the Moon squares Mars… possibly a recipe for high tempers. Mars in Aquarius wants to go, do and discover, while the Moon in Taurus wants to stay in and commune with family at home. I don’t know who, or which part of you, wins this debate, but watch for overly defensive or overly aggressive tendencies with this combo. Best case? Compromise… and have another glass of wine. 

Thanks and have a great weekend!!

Michelle