This is a very beautiful freeing new moon! I hope you enjoy this deep diving meditation to bring more clarity to your life and your purpose.
This is the first of 3 Supermoons completing the cycle on August 11th. Supermoons are closer to the Earth, so appear larger, and due to their magnetic pulls, impacts to water, they can impact us emotionally. We may be more sensitive than normal and needing to be alone a bit more. This is a perfect time to dive deeply into our meditations, ourselves, and ensure we are building a life of alignment.
Gemini is an air sign known to be detail-oriented, adaptable, creative, speaking it’s truth, and very much about soaking up the experience of life – all of it. Having two sides, Gemini is known for being changeable, sometimes moody or unpredictable, and able to see things from varying perspectives. They are very much about communication and creation of the not-so-ordinary.
This New Moon in Gemini has 8 fixed stars, signaling protection, fortune, and karmic past.
Moon’s sextile of Ceres shines on an urgent need to nurture and protect…hopefully without smoothering!
Let’s work with the Sacral and Throat chakras for this meditation. The Sacral chakra is connected to our values, beliefs, creativity & sense of self. Our Throat chakra is one of our main forms of expressing this sense of self.
As always, I like to begin by prepping my meditation space, so I can sink right in after my soothing bath. You don’t need to sage or use palo santo every time, only when you feel you need to clear energies, but take the time to make your space special for you.
- Healing stones to bring in with you; sapphire, citrine, moonstone, lapis lazulis, aquamarine, pearls, blue lace agate, azurite, malachite – one or a combination of your choice.
- Essential Oils to use; Lemon, Rose, Lavender, Sandalwood, or a combination of.
- Healing Tones
Once you are ready to come into your meditation space, I would recommend beginning this session with a few cat/cows, connecting to your breath, allowing the breath to move you as you awaken your body and open your spine and energy centres (chakras).
When you are ready, settle into a comfortable seat, and let’s begin with a nice deep inhale through the nose, into the belly, and allowing the chest to expand. Hold for 2 seconds. Exhale audibly and slowly, allowing your chest then stomach to relax. Bring your awareness to your hips on the floor and ground your energy, deepening your connection to the Earth. Continue this breath for 3-5 minutes before settling into an easy Ujjayi/Ocean breath, inhaling and exhaling through the nose. You can continue here for as long as you like (suggested 10 minutes minimum).
Once you are ready, gently open your eyes, allowing yourself to come to. If you’d like, take out your journal and answer the following questions:
- What are the three most important qualities in your life?
- What’s your life story in 5 sentences?
- How do you express your creative self?
- How would you describe yourself?
- How would a loved one describe you?
- How do you use your voice? What is your general tone?
- When you speak to yourself, describe the tone: Is it supportive? Critical? Realistic? Fanciful? Anything else?
- Do you see any connection to how you speak to yourself, and your life story? Are they aligned? Are they serving your highest and best, your purpose, your potential?
Notice any areas you feel you could strengthen to take you to a higher level, or bring you more peace. So often we subconsciously have stories running in our background that aren’t allowing us to be our best. But first, we need to recognize them, then let them go with love. This helps us move past Karma that may be holding us back.
A common theme that has come up in this past week has been about setting boundaries. This is very much related to our Sacral & Throat chakras. Boundaries are about self-respect. If we don’t respect ourselves and command this respect from others, how do we expect to be treated with respect? We teach others how to treat us. I know, because this has been something I have only gotten comfortable with in the last few years. It was a major lesson for me, and when I learned it and embodied it – WOW! For caring souls, it’s particularly easy to put ourselves in the background, but that doesn’t actually help anyone, as we end up feeling worn out and un-supported and can’t be the person we desire to be.
It’s time to step forward into our creative power, to let ourselves shine!
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