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Our Mysterious Mother Moon

At the New Moon, the Moon and Sun are in alignment there is a union of the creative potential (Sun) and unconscious receptivity (Moon). This is the time of conception the egg is ready and waiting for impregnation and this egg contains the potential for the entire cycle. There is a feeling of excitement something important is in the air, but you have no definite expectation of what is to come. There is passion, a pioneering quality and innocence to the New Moon phase. Because this is a time of unknowing it can also be a time of vulnerability and doubt. Be a visionary the function of this phase is to become aware of the intention later there will be opportunities to revise and reorient.

Each new cycle begins in a subjective way. At the New Moon there is an inner stirring or a new interest, but the newness does not occur in a vacuum – the seed or the egg is already there. The New Moon is a turning point both an end and a beginning thus what emerges takes place in the context of what has preceded it. However, the potential for new life is delicate and can be hindered or severely damaged if you are unwilling to open to the new. Be active and spontaneous projecting yourself outward with passion and courage.

During the New Moon phase we form our intent, we see it and act on it. The question to ask yourself is what do I desire? Create a visual representation you can focus on throughout the cycle. The idea is to let the desire become the goal then to become clear about that goal without any concern as to how it will be accomplished. It’s time to trust in yourself and your ability to learn and adapt. It is about the potential to manifest the desired goal. At the New Moon (conjunction) you can think of a million things you desire but they’ll all remain only a potential until you set your focus on something you can manage to achieve. Opportunity arrives a couple of days into the cycle when a bit of discomfort forces you to get down to the business of change.

As an example say at the New Moon you set your intention to find a new job and for the next two days you dreamed of all the things you’d enjoy doing and the places you’d enjoy working with no clear focus and a lot of imagination. If you stayed in that space you’d be doing exactly what you’re now doing for the foreseeable future. Then an unpleasant encounter with your boss renews your determination to actually manifest your New Moon intention. The new job you desired at the new Moon is no longer the dream, it’s now the goal you will carry with you into the Crescent phase where you develop the resources to sustain the vision of the New Moon. Each of the 8 phases last just less than 4 days. So much for what the Moon has to offer each month what does it mean to be born at New Moon?

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