Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras New Moon

So today marks the new moon in Pisces, falling on the evening of Mardi Gras and Carnival all around the world.  Even if you're not celebrating in the spirited streets of Dominica, Venice, New Orleans, or Rio...we can all embrace the soft energy of this moon to embrace our even flow of feelings and sense of well-being.  When the moon is new in pisces it connects us to our most important personal foundations in our life.  It engages us and allows us to questions what we are manifesting for ourselves.  So this cycle in Pisces, we can cleanse, let go, and remember the connection we have to our source and our soul.  It's about being open to surrender, trusting our feelings, and letting them flow.  As water signs like myself already know...feelings are a source of creative life.  They are what allow us to discover hidden talents, ideas, and desires to experience life in full.  
Maybe you're having a hard time figuring out what you feel?  There will always be cycles that we go through as human beings where we'll be confused, in a period of change, and even afraid to confront our own feelings and emotions.  The more we keep pushing them aside or burying them deep, the more we will continue to get stuck in our own mental confusion.  You know what I'm talking about.  We all experience it at one time or another.  
And with that, the dreams and talents you possess so abundantly will continue to be buried unless we fearlessly unwrap them again.  Simone Butler suggests that we take time to ease into a relaxed state (can you say "savasana"? ) and ask your parallel self for the next step toward creating happiness, wealth, or love in your life.  And to continue doing so over the next month of Pisces.  
Still bouncing off carnival energy from Dominica, I feel full of life!  Compassion and love, ahimsa (non-violence), strength, awakening...the list goes on to the endless possibilities we can all discover during this cycle.  Even in the midst of change.  Simply being present in the moment of change in our lives is the first step.  I hope to keep bringing that energy of embracing your own inner changes into our yoga practices this coming month.  Let's not be afraid to find it, together.  
Now I will invoke some Quan Yin goddess energy, find my feet, and let the joy from the earth spring up into me so that when spring does arrive, I will be ready.  
Song of my moment: "A Beautiful Day" by India.Arie

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it! My feet are firmly planted as my heart reaches out to the new moon!