The Hunter Moon
Full Moon in Aries
If you have felt a little turned inside out this week, you are not alone. Leading up to the Full Moon in Aries, also known as the Hunter Moon, the deepest corners of our subconscious have brought into sharp focus. We are being asked to take an honest inventory of all the areas of our lives that matter. Relationships, work, physical health, all of it. Aries energy is not afraid to fight for what is important, whether that means elevating priorities or discarding what isn’t working. The bricks you laid six months ago are either coming to fruition or being discarded. If you journal or set written intentions regularly, you might gain insight by reviewing what you were prioritizing in May of 2019.
I’ve pulled three Tarot cards to better understand the medicine and invitation of this particular moon cycle.
What are we being invited to pay attention to? Three of Cups Reversed
This card highlights our relationships in the present moment. A moment of friendship, celebration, and connection that only exists in this way at this point in time. When pulled in reverse, it suggests we are missing out on the invitation for meaningful connection by worrying about the past or the future. This Moon asks us to pay attention, to be available for fun and pleasure. Crushing goals is amazing, but a life without connection loses a lot of meaning. If you have an invitation for fun with people you care about today, please take it!
Who is our teach this moon? The Emperor
Shine baby shine! With the Emperor as our teacher we are being invited to step fully into our power. Where in your life can you be more authentically yourself? Sometimes we shrink so that we don't outshine others, sometimes we contort ourselves to fit the mold of whatever image of success or happiness we see. The Emperor asks us to stand fully in the magic of who we are. It is by shining bright that we encourage others to shine and it is by standing in our unique magic that we fully live up to our soul's purpose.
How can we invite in gentleness this moon? The Empress Reversed
Where in your life can you allow yourself to receive more freely? Many of us are good at giving away our energy, time, and resources to those we care about, and yet struggle when it is our turn to receive. The Empress wants us to know that it is our birth right to receive. Every breath we take is a gift from this earth, one that we cannot live without. Our ability to receive both universal blessings and earthing comforts is our right. To call in gentleness this moon is to look at your relationship with receiving. Setting intentions without the ability to receive them when they come to fruition is unproductive. Let the good stuff come your way, knowing in full confidence you deserve it!
If you want to work more deeply with the energy of this Full Moon, I might suggest some journaling, spending time in the full moon outdoors this evening, or getting a private Tarot Reading to look deeper at what specifically you are calling in and clearing.
I feel like the concept of balance has become this elusive fantasy we all strive for. It is something we want but is perpetually out of reach. The balance between work and home, having a social life and being a parent, being healthy and indulgent. When we focus entirely on one area of our lives, even momentarily, we often experience guilt that we are ignoring our other areas of responsibility. With Saturday’s New Moon in the balanced and harmonious sign of Libra, it is without a doubt going to be an area of focus, and perhaps a gentler, more realistic understanding of balance can be found.
What is a New Moon?
When the moon is New, it has gone from total darkness, to showing the very first sliver of light. This light represents starting fresh, the first bud to break the soil in the spring, an opportunity for new beginning each and every month. We choose to set intentions during the New Moon as it offers us a clean slate for creation and a great chance to reset priorities.
How does the sign of Libra affect the New Moon?
Each month the New Moon will correspond with the astrological sign it appears in, thus changing the energy and invitation of that New Moon. Having just shifted from Virgo to Libra at the beginning of this week, we are moving from a sign of high productivity to a sign of balanced harmony. Libra brings conscious awareness to all we care about. It is about bringing the various areas of our life into one harmonious picture, with an emphasis on who is most important to us.
While Libra does promote balance, it is more about seeking clarity of WHAT you wish to bring into balance. Is there anything on your proverbial scale that is weighing you down or crowding out other priorities? The intentions you set for this moon cycle should focus on elevating what you love and releasing what you don’t.
Libra is also known to have a strong focus on relationships. You might find that all your relationships, romantic and platonic, feel like they are under a microscope this week. Take this opportunity for illumination and be willing to be honest about what is working and not working. If you are single, this is a wonderful time to journal or daydream about exactly who you are looking to call in. Make sure to prioritize the qualities that feel sustainable for a long-term relationship as Libra has no time for flings.
How do I harness the energy of this New Moon?
New Moon rituals can be quick and powerful. My favorite thing to do is sit down with my journal and free write for 10-20 minutes to get clear on how I am feeling. Then I light a candle to call in focus and on a loose piece of paper, I write my 3-5 intentions for the moon cycle ahead. Then I meditate with the intent of seeing these intentions coming to fruition. Once I feel connected to this process, I place the written intentions somewhere special, could be under a mattress or in a box designated for this purpose. The most important part of setting intentions is really believing that they can and will happen.
What else can I do to work with Moon Energy?
On the first Sunday of each month, I host a Moon Circle for Women at Shilo Farm. We will gather together to honor the changing cycles of the moon and the cycles within ourselves. During our time together, we will deepen our inner wisdom through connection, discussion, journaling, movement, meditation, and a sprinkling of magic. Follow the link below to find out more and to register for the next Moon Circle, which is Sunday October 6, 2019.
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My hope is through my words, through my own experiences, you will relate to some piece of my story. Some desire that I've shared or insecurity I've admitted to will also belong to you. My words are my truth, but they may also be yours.