It’s Monday, it’s Monday – fa, la, la (Trust me, I’m singing out loud!) Remember we are re-framing Monday and making it magickal, mystical, marvelous, meditative and absolutely magnificent! First Monday in June and it’s time to ADAPT. I love June, (not because I am a sun bunny), but more a case of the flowers are blooming (especially the roses). Now I’m not talking ornamental roses with no smell, I’m talking about wild roses, Hansa’s and the other varieties that are rich in scent. If you have never buried your nose into a Hansa – I highly encourage it. With all the petals abounding it’s time to create some delicious tinctures, infusions and flower essences. It’s also a time to harvest the rose petals and dip them in meringue and dust them with sugar (Now those are absolutely glorious!)
With roses in bloom let’s talk about this month and week. There’s a lot happening this month energetically, we have the energy of the month, the New Moon and the energy of the approaching Summer Solstice.
Remember, the energy for this month is ADAPT and as Lena shares:- “This month is about looking forward at how you can be flexible and creative instead of back at what you are losing due to change and unexpected circumstances. When change occurs and situations are not what you expected, there is always opportunity to evolve in a positive way, to expand your perception of what is possible and to think outside the box. This requires a willingness to adapt, receptivity to something new, and trust that all is moving in the direction of positive personal evolution. The more optimistic and proactive you can be during the process, the better the outcome.
What is coming is a mystery and the mystery can be either frightening and stress producing, or exciting and inspiring in the anticipation of something new. It takes courage and letting go of your comfort zone to take advantage of the adventure of what change can bring into your life. If you know how you want your life to feel, that intention will drive the trust you need to have to keep you looking forward with enthusiasm instead of backwards with fear.”
I love how she uses the phrase “that intention will drive the trust you need to have to keep you looking forward with enthusiasm instead of backwards with fear.” I will say May for me had a lot of past feelings and fears come up, so there was quite a bit of unpacking to do. All good though, my baggage suitcase is wayyyy lighter now.
Today (Monday) is New Moon in Gemini. Now at the time both the Moon and the Sun are in exactly the same sign – did you know that? We cannot see the New Moon but on a soul level, the energy is working us, recharging us, and helping us to draw in what it is that we want from our lives. This is why it is a powerful and potent time for manifesting, visualising, and setting intentions for the month to come.
As Tannaz shares:- “This New Moon is all about truth, communication, and self-expression. This New Moon is drawing us to get clear on what our truth is and to work on expressing how we really feel. Under the darkness of this New Moon, we are also going to feel motivated to take action in some area of our lives.
While New Moons often cause us to retreat within and into the shadows of our own heart and soul, this New Moon is really championing us to take initiative and get things done.
There might be things in our lives that crop up around the Gemini New Moon that encourage us to act, make a decision, or put our foot down. We may also have to step up and take responsibility for what we want. If there is something we wish to communicate or speak up about, the New Moon will be supporting us to find our courage and strength.
As Oprah once said- “you only get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”And, under the spell of the New Moon, we must not be afraid to speak up and share what it is we desire.
While the Gemini New Moon is wonderful for all forms of self-expression and communication, we also have to be mindful of how we choose to communicate and what truths we wish to share with others. While we can’t force someone to listen to us or even understand us, we can lead by example by learning to really listen to the clues and signs around us. By listening and observing, it also allows more room for our other senses to kick in, especially our intuitive senses which are sometimes quieter and softer than our mind.
Take a moment to think about how you can listen more, whether it is listening to your clients, your friends, your family, or the Universe. Listening may just present that missing piece or the answers you’ve been looking for. In fact, if something has been troubling you, think about where can you afford to listen more. Where can you afford to tune into your intuition and trust the wisdom and knowledge that arises? If we want to communicate effectively, if we want to get to the truth of something, we first have to learn how to really listen. “
Under the dark New Moon of June, don’t hide away from your true power. Don’t squash down your emotions or ignore the gentle pulls and nudges of your heart. Use this energy to rise up, to speak up, and to stand up for all you believe in. Use this energy to take action and to take responsibility for the world you wish to create and the reality you wish to walk in.
We are not on this planet alone. Making connections, sharing our stories, listening to other stories, has always been the foundation of society and of humanity. Let’s get back to that. Let’s get back to storytime and open up about our journey, who we are, and what inspires us.Let us find the confidence to share our truth, to talk about our weaknesses and our strengths, and to celebrate the stories of others, for sharing and listening is how we inspire, grow, and change the world.
Thus, with ADAPT energy in play, the New Moon in Gemini energy we also have the building energy of Summer Solstice – aka as Litha. Litha is the first day of summer, the celebration of life coming into fruition and the gentle whisper that the days are going to get slowly shorten. However, we will explore this more over the next couple of weeks.
When I went to the cards and asked who wanted to guide, serve, inspire and teach this week, the glorious Faery Forest Oracle literally threw themselves at me! (Cheeky guides). Now if these fantabulous guides are new to you, please let me introduce them:- “Let us enter the wild green world together, friend, the faery forests where the great trees speak with us, the moss soft underfoot, the light pure and gentle. The homes of the once Sacred groves of the Celts, the Saxons, and the Vikings…and to the people who were here long before we had names with which to call them to us – the faerie people. May the wild green world and the wondrous beings of this Faery Forest heal us, inspire us and urge us all to become more who we truly are meant to be.” Fabulous!
The crystals that wiggled, giggled and jiggled are Clear Crystal Quartz Geode –known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Rhodochrosite –integrates physical and spiritual energies, stimulating love and passion while energising the soul. Rhodochrosite opens the heart, lifting depression and encouraging a positive and cheerful outlook. Black Moonstone – A gem for intuition, balance, and wishes, Moonstone helps harbor our feminine side. (and of course some glorious Hansa petals).
So let’s take a moment to settle in shall we. Take a glorious exhale out through your mouth and then a slow inhale through your nose. Breathe long and deep and just allow yourself to come back to yourself. Feel anything that doesn’t serve you drop to the floor like dust.
Whilst breathing this way invite into your mind’s eye the energy of ADAPT and this glorious New Moon of speaking your truth. Let them dance in the center of your mind’s eye and when you are ready pick the card or cards that resonate for you.
Did you remember to pick?
Shall we go have a little peeky weeky?
It is time for you to focus completely on self-nurture and to support your own healing – emotionally, and in particular, physically. This means you must put aside all the excuses you have previously allowed to take precedence over your own wellbeing. Your own personal healing must be the top priority in your life. Seek out a holistic healer, a spiritual healer, and a physical healer and create a wellbeing program that you then fully commit to. Allow nothing to interrupt this. Nothing can take away this time you now must give to your own self – your soul is asking this of you, and you must become devoted to your own healing. When you do this, you will find others heal too – that your healing journey inspires others around you to fully connect with their own needs and, furthermore, allows them to become responsible for their own journey of healing.
Healing food must be within your home, and your ultimate home – your body. Healing exercise must be undertaken – mindful movement. Healing environments are your refuge. Healing people nourish you. Healing thoughts and music and energies support you on this journey every day. Be relentless and merciless in culling anything or anyone who will not allow you to support yourself through what must be done. You must become fully devoted to your own healing, and this must take place now.
THE ELF QUEEN
You have responsibilities that have accumulated to the point that you no longer feel free. You have dimmed your own bright light, and the world longs for you to shine once again. One by one, I ask you to take these burdens – anything that feels heavy, whose energy does not come from love but from fear, any demands and expectations that no longer meet your needs – and release them with love. There is no rejection in this gesture: it is simply time to re-establish your own personal boundaries. You may even be carrying burdens that rightly belong to other people – please, release these now!
Without this clearing, you may well feel you are carrying too much on your own shoulders, and are unable to see the path ahead of you. As you release, the beginnings of the sweet and tender freedoms that are your birthright will make themselves known to you. You are now free to love and care for others more effectively, as you will be acting out of love, not forcing yourself. If you clearly ask for support, other people will love and support you in all that you do.
When the Faery Godmother comes to you, be aware that this is a time when you will discover what has been long hidden to you – your true self will be revealed in surprising ways every day, and sudden moments of heightened perception will make this time especially significant for you. People finally get found out, manipulators can be seen through, true costs of circumstances are revealed, and any lies about you will be seen. This can be hard, but it is truly a hardship that is born of protection – you are safer for knowing in whom you can trust in order to make the right choices for your soul.
Throughout these revelations and insights will be a guiding hand – and this is the Faery Godmother. She is showing you what it is you need to know in order to create and foster a life that works for you – and she is protective force too. So what you need will come to you now, sometimes in very strange ways. Be mindful of counting your blessings at this time – for this energy your Faery Godmother can draw upon to keep transforming your life into one which is more abundant, magickal, meaningful, and joyful.
Note every moment of truth – they are all significant, and you are better for discovering what was once hidden from you.
Wow, wow, wow! Healing, Releasing Fear and finding Truth! HA! Gotta love it, the perfect cards to play with the energy of this month and what today’s New Moon is asking from you. Remember to take time to gift yourself some space today and write down your New Moon Wishes, if this is new to you, you can find out about it here. Also, thank you all for the feedback on the monthly readings! So glad many of you are finding them a glorious map to work with and are coming back for another one. I personally do this for myself every month or even mid month, and I have found them invaluable. So delicious lovely, wishing you a glorious week – remember to stop and smell the roses, be gentle with yourself, speak your truth and hold your head up high! Huge hugs and squeezes and see you next week!