Today’s new moon, happening this evening, is in earthy Taurus, perfect for manifestation. When the moon is new, the sky is a blank slate ready for your creation. In the hours leading up to the new moon release what no longer serves you. Allow your heart and mind to mirror the open canvas of the sky, and from this place of clarity, articulate your new moon intentions.
This moon wants us to stop and doing and just be for a while. Take a deep breath and just experience things. Consider what you have, what you want to get rid of, and what you want more of. Tomorrow, moon will move into Gemini, ready for action after your contemplations, but for now, allow yourself to just be in that open space where everything is possible, because it is.
We have been in the shadow period of Mercury retrograde since early May. This is a time when the planet mercury appears to be stationary in the sky. It’s still moving, of course, but from our vantage point on Earth it is taking a break from its usual speedy path forward. Tomorrow (Monday) Mercury will appear to move backwards – retrograde – from where we are. Mercury retrograde is an astrological phenomenon that many have a lot of fear around, our culture values progress and forward movement and anything impeding this is labeled “bad,” but it needed be viewed this way. First off, we are eased into the retrograde of any planet by the pause while it stations, and we have been attuning to this for two weeks. Tomorrow, when the energy of ideas and communication begins to move backwards, what it is really doing is reflecting back on itself. Planets in retrograde ask us to be more reflective than active in the part of our lives that they represent. Retrograde only presents a problem if you work against what the energy is asking you to do, and in Mercury’s case, it’s asking you to stop speeding ahead, and to check in with yourself instead. It’s a good time to take a look at where to hit the reset button in your life, and to check in with your ideas and ideals and decide which to enhance and which to toss. Retrograde is a check in time to get it right.
It’s also a time of re-appearances. Old ideas and dreams that we had temporarily forgotten may resurface to be retooled and possibility implemented, people from the past get in touch, lost items are found, and reunions occur.
Because the retrograde begins right after the new moon, outcomes of intentions set may take a while to manifest outwardly, but they are still working beneath the surface so dream away today!