dark moon recommendation

NEW MOON IN VIRGO
AUGUST 30 @ 6:37AM EST | 6 DEGREES

trying to create permanence out of anything (especially who you think you are) is wasted effort.

you’re not doing something wrong if newness makes you nervous. that just means your system is rewiring, shifting, in motion.

you’re not doing something wrong if you have no idea what you’re doing but are trying anyway. that just means you’ve stopped playing prophet & started living with presence.

you’re not doing something wrong if you feel messy, discombobulated, completely foreign to your own damn self. that just means you’re doing what so many live forever afraid to do— surrendering to the reality that change is truth & the truth changes.

the dark moon (the day(s) before a new moon) is for cleansing, contemplation, & intentional resting. skipping ahead to new moon intentions/plans/actions is great yet so much more effective when we take the time to make room for those seeds to grow, to be honest about what might be in the way. taking the time to get to the root of what we want & need is never wasted effort. don’t make it a mission, just make a moment.

virgo is the pattern maker & identifier. ruled by Mercury, virgo works with the concept of fractals. this is the understanding that the macro is made up of the way multitudes of the micro overlap. consider that the themes of your self/life are not anything you’re stuck in but rather, opportunities to practice change in small ways that inevitably begin new patterns. this is how you tell new stories about yourself, your life, & what is possible for all of us.

when the new moon comes, it’s your cue to begin again. do not wait for someone or something to give you a new story or make your dreams come true. those things only happen when you take response-ability for being present to your own life & let enough of the past go to be available to forward movement. unmake up your mind about what you’re capable of or what is inevitable for you. I don’t like to beg but please, my starling, leave room for something different.

if you have been waiting for the stars to align, I must tell you that that is a matter of perspective, maybe even a matter of decision. because the future arrives when you realize it is already here. but, I must also tell you that moments as beautifully poised to support you as this one are infrequent. so abandon your complacency or self-judgement & join the conspiracy of the multiverse to turn your shine into an eternal summer.


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oxo
ari

dark moon recommendation [eclipse prep]

new moon solar eclipse in cancer|July 2 @ 3:16PM EST

hydrate. absorb what keeps your body well. absorb what keeps your heart soft. absorb what keeps your soul alive. absorb what keeps your mind clear.

rest. be at ease like everything else depends on it. be at ease like you e done your best. be at ease like there’s more power in the flow than attempts at control.

feel how you feel. feel it until it passes. feel it until you can shape it. feel it until you’re ready to share it. feel it & share it even when you’re unready because you are never the only one or really alone.

be still. let the waves come in & out. observe. contemplate. participate in caring for yourself & being cared for.

mi amor, at the end of the day, every motherfucking day, love is what’s left when everything that’s not it has been stripped away. love is what’s generative. love is what we’re looking for when we think we’re looking for something else-acceptance, success, meaning. all those things are other names for it. if you must make moves, make them matter...make love.

dark moon recommendation

NEW MOON IN TAURUS
MAY 4TH @ 6:45PM EST | 14 DEGREES

this month’s dark moon recommendation is to lather yourself in affirmations like honey. whether you read them, write them, speak them, art them, dance them, kiss them, sing them, or just be them— it don’t matter. if it’s sweet like honey, if it’s lush like love, if it’s sure like the sunrise, luxuriate in it.

tell yourself things like: I have a good relationship with money. not making enough doesn’t mean I don’t deserve more. spending doesn’t mean I don’t deserve more. not having savings doesn’t mean I don’t deserve more. it means I need more! I love money as a resource & it loves me back. it always comes when I need it. it’s okay for me to receive money with ease. it’s okay for me to make money with pleasure. it’s okay for me to use money for ease & pleasure.

write out spells like: I create new life just by being myself. I never need to alter my love for anyone. I choose integrity as an investment into a future I want. I know what is important to me & share that with others. I am open to radical love, vulnerability, & trust. I am learning to love myself unconditionally. I am ready to thrive.

speak magic into the things you want to grow. speak tenderness into the places still sore. speak strength into the fragile seedlings. speak bravery into the fear. create beauty from the mess, from the residue, from what’s around you. create temporal experiences of pleasure to remind you how temporary all of this is. dance as long as you can, dance when it hurts, dance until the sun is almost risen & you remember what it is to start over. kiss slowly, kiss softly, kiss longer than you have before. sing your freedom out loud, sing your revelations, sing your joy. be everything you already are with fierce presence, because that waters everything you are becoming.

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saltwater & stars