Aquarius New Moon 2010
In January I decided that the one real goal that I had for the New Year was to stay more present in the here and now. I knew I would need some help with this. I don’t spend much time in the past anymore but I do daydream and contemplate the future, sometimes at the expense of the right here, right now. One way to stay present is to pay attention to what is happening in the sky. I have been a fan of Dana Gerhardt and her site www.mooncircles.com so I signed up to receive her Twelve Moons Workshop. Each month, right before the new moon I receive my own personal moon reading. I find astrology a bid confusing so focusing only on how the moon is influencing my life is proving insightful and fun. Since I live in a visual world I decided that to enhance the experience and help the lessons be more meaningful for me I would create a SoulCollage or a another piece of art work to go with the New Moon energy. This month the New Moon is in Aquarius. I have learned that for me this is a time for healing, recuperation and rejuvenation. I am to release my worries and inhibitions and let my life become juicy again. This New Moon highlights my 10th House of reputation and profession including my career and it raises the issue of “right work.” All of this was swirling in my mind as I began my project. SoulCollage can be created with a couple of different intentions. One, my personal favorite, is to create without any thoughts and then try to figure out what the card is saying or which suit it will fit into later. Another way is to set an intention before you begin searching for images. That is the method I chose to follow for the creation of this card. I kept running the New Moon qualities through my mind as I flipped through magazines and as I perused through my big box of clippings. I kept being drawn to words. In SoulCollage we are encouraged to create without words because once words are introduced it can limit the images. It is much like placing a label on anything. Once labeled it becomes that thing and nothing more. However another “rule” of mine is “there are no rules” and always always pay close attention to that which you are attracted to.
Once I reminded myself of the “no rules” rule and to pay attention to what I am naturally attracted to, I slipped into that wonderful space of creative flow. I place my card where I can see it and for the rest of the month it will remind me that sometime the best use of my head is for a door stop, to not be a chicken, to crow loud and clear when I have a big idea, to let my heart sing and to water my ideas. The little red bird brings a special message. So quit beating yourself up…..decide how you want your life to be different…..take advantage of the healing that comes when you face your feeling….. Teri