Happy Magnificent Monday gorgeous lovely. How are you? Did you have a glorious week? What was your favourite thing that you did or saw? (We ask that question at dinner time every night and it is so interesting to find out what everyone’s favourite thing for the day was).
For me it was making little changes to my daily world that had big impact on my sense of well being. For example I started doing a global prayer and meditation every morning and for the first week I tried to do it at the time prescribed (so that you connect to everyone else around the world), but that was 2:30am my time! Believe me I tried, but after three mornings of getting up at 2:30am and then staying up and working I realised I felt more drained than replenished. So I rejigged it to what would work for me which is 4:30am and holy hannah, the sense of connection, replenishment and nourishment that I carry through my day has rocked! Plus, I have ensured that rain, snow or shine I go to the woods daily with the hounds and get green therapy (as well as remembering to take my greens every day) and that has made my body feel more vibrant, healthier and even more bouncy than I normally am lolol. So when “they” say, small changes can have a big impact – it’s so very true. So what’s one little shift that you are willing to try for a month?
It’s Aries New Moon time and Mercury has gone direct!!! Did you plant your seeds of intention? Now I know you may be thinking “Jen, you talk about seeds of intention at every New Moon, so what’s the big deal with this one?” Ahhhh, grasshopper great question as this New Moon is different to the others. Why? Aries is the first sign of the zodiac so now we start a whole new solar cycle as well as the energy of fire that accompanies Aries, thus destruction and creation. Aries is a very initiatory energy which invites us to plant seeds pertaining to one idea and nurture it with fire (passion) to bring it into our future. Think about it, there are places in the woods, in the desert scape where when a wildfire happens and there is that intense, intense heat that seems to destroy everything, afterwards there are plants and flowers that haven’t been seen for years upon years. Why? Is it magic? Did random birds drop these seeds after the fire? No, it’s because these seeds lay dormant and needed the fire to get them to germinate and to grow.
I love what Simone Butler has to say about this New Moon:-
“Do you recall a time when a real or metaphorical fire swept through your life, heating up your world to an unbearable degree? Maybe you’re even in such a phase right now. At some point there is no choice but to let go and allow the past to crumble away.
“And that’s when, through a mysterious alchemical process, things begin to shift. You’re gifted with new insight or motivation. A goal you’d despaired of reaching is suddenly within your grasp. No matter where you’re currently at, the upcoming New Moon will be your ally in embracing change…
“A quickening is at hand, and courageous action is required. The Mars-Saturn conjunction earlier this month got a lot of us committed to important work and on track for success.
“It’s time to let the past burn away and begin making your contribution. If you’re still seeking a jolt of awareness about your true purpose or next step, listen for messages around this New Moon, arriving with the clarity of a lightning bolt.
“Look to what you’re passionate about. Take a strategic risk.”
So I invite you to ask yourself – What seeds have been buried that can grow with the fire of your heart, your passion and your desire.
With this lovely energy of planting new seeds and really playing with the fiery energy to ensure that they germinate, let’s crack on with the reading. The cards that came to play are “The Sacred Rebels Oracle” and the crystals and elements that wiggled and jiggled to come and support are:- A gorgeous piece that one of my kids gave me, Chrysocolla and Morganite, oh yes and a gorgeous feather. Selenite didn’t feel like making an appearance, which is totally fine.
Okay, let’s get comfie in our bodies and really focus on the energy of those delicious seeds that are hidden deep inside that want to be fanned with fire and love. Wiggle your shoulders around and gentle start to slow your breathing down. Breath in your nose long and deep and sigh it out of your mouth, if you would like a little support on getting into a different “state” of being, I have a luscious, green (thus healthy, right?) visualisation to support you. Otherwise take 3 long slow deep breaths in and when you are ready pick the card or cards that resonate for you.
Ready to go see?
RESTORE AND REPLENISH
You are in need of something so much deeper than rest. You need restoration, replenishment and revival.
This will not necessarily come from lying about somewhere, taking a moment out of your day or evening activities. You are more likely to gain what you need by breaking with your routine completely and doing something different.
You need some variety, some spice, some change to bring fresh energy into your body, mind and heart. You need to restore and revive yourself by changing the usual flow of energy through your being. You could stimulate this process by going to a different place, meeting different people and taking different action to what you would usually do. You can return to your regular routine in time – if it feels good for you. However, it is now time to move, without pushing yourself, beyond what is known, comfortable and familiar.
You have been working so hard and have accomplished so much already. However, you often sell your accomplishments short and focus on how much more is yet to be done. Life is telling you that it is time to put down the paintbrush, the pen, the endless lists and the thinking mind and get into your body. You are in an important transition phase between one level of experience and the next.
If you feel as though you are treading water or are in a sort of purgatory – somewhere between your old life and your new life then this especially applies to you. Soon you will have the power and energy you need to reach for the next level – and succeed.
Your heart is big enough to dream not only for yourself, but for a new humanity. Imagine a world that is healed with respect, understanding and with community that fosters life. Even your dreams that relate to you alone will contribute positively to the greater good because that is the nature of your heart. Your heart naturally and intelligently co-operates in a grand scheme of loving creativity, working to heal the hearts of the world. The heart creates win-win situations that benefit the individual and the collective.
You are being asked to honour your growing desire to co-create with conscious, like-minded people. Your collaborative dreaming is a heart-inspired win-win, bringing mutual enhancement to yourself and others. Bear the rough patches that can happen when you work creatively with others. Ideas might clash and there can be friction, particularly if you have different ways of working.
Stay in your integrity, honour what you feel and remember why you chose to open up to group endeavours in the first place – especially if the group involvement becomes complex or challenging. Call on unconditional love each day and evening, it takes only a moment to do. Remember to hear your own voice. Others may or may not be able to receive it. When you hear your own voice you will be able to connect with your heart truths. You will know when it is right to remain in a group of when you need to withdraw in order to work with others who resonate at a more appropriate vibration and perhaps more in harmony with your own. You are no longer a lone wolf. Others are on the way to help you. There is only so much a single drop of water can do on its own, though it is precious. Together those drops can become a wave and make a considerable impact in the world.
The fool is a great rebel, able to thwart convention and tell the truth without restraint. Your heart is a wonderful, powerful, sacred fool! It cares not for the right way to do things. It cares not for what the mind says is real and not real. It lives according to an inner wisdom that cannot be dictated to or controlled by anything. It loves, it lives and it is what is!
It’s time to take your offer to the world. Don’t try to be appropriate, don’t try to be socially acceptable and worry about what others may think – just be. If you want to wear a mad hat whilst doing so, fine.
It’s time to leave behind what has been because it no longer feels right to stay attached to it. Your mind is a monkey puppet on strings. More often than not, it is cajoled into fear when it could be playfully dwelling in the radical spontaneity of life. So, the sacred fool in you urges your mind to let itself be pulled into joy by your heart strings not into fear and doubt by media or anything else. It’s time for you to play.
It’s time for you to let life happen in a completely unreserved, unscripted way. Life wants to operate more radically through you so that you become the conduit through which miracles and crazy wild synchronicity can occur. If you find yourself making choices that have others questioning your sanity, then you are right on course. You are just approaching enlightened awareness. There is a moment – sometimes a rather long one – when we wake up to life, shed our attachment to mass opinion and float in a completely different state of being. Stay on your path, stay on the journey, remember to take nothing too seriously and it will all work out perfectly.
So delicious one, wishing you a stupendous week of uncovering your deeply buried seeds and setting them alight with intention. Remember to read a book, drink some water and laugh. If in doubt, go to the park or get out in nature, but now is the time to realise all the wonder in your life and get clear on what other miracles, magic and mayhem you want to create. See you next week!