I have found that when working with the Moon or a moon goddess such as Luna or Selene, it helps to set aside 10-20 minutes to meditate on the intention you are working on with her. The moon is all about the subconscious and that which is often hidden from our normal waking thoughts. When I set an intention and then clear my mind – if I can, obtain an alpha brain wave state – I find ideas and answers bubble up from the subconscious and I gain more clarity. Sometimes she speaks directly to me, but her voice is softer and more subtle than Venus, with whom I can always have direct conversations and wine parties. Venus will always hand it to me straight and hang out with me, while Luna offers up wisps of thoughts on cotton clouds. Where she ambushes me is in my dreams, and then I spend the next week deconstructing them and trying to figure out what they meant. Her messages are always potent and never to be underestimated!
Tonight is the New Moon in Leo at 8:41 PM MDT. I will make this entry short as I am conducting a new moon ceremony. The purpose of my posting every day during the month of August is to show off my Leo spirit and welcome some showy change into my life! Leo is about taking a little spotlight for oneself and show casing one’s talents. Writing and posting everyday has spurred on some tremendous ideas of where to take things next. I have ideas for a book on the Goddess Sophia and environmental spirituality, ideas on a business venture for shadow work and fully embracing one’s sexual nature, I even have new ideas for some fiction that I was calling astropunk until I discovered it already existed. It’s completely different from my idea though, so I’ll just have to think up a new name. But that’s okay, because I’m a creative spirit and I’ll think up something better!
There have been days I didn’t want to write because I’m tired from work, I want to play a computer game, I want to watch TV, and so on and on, but I’m glad I’ve stuck with it. I’ve gotten into the practice of writing again and I remember now why I enjoy it. I used to write all the time in my twenties and thirties. Then one day about 12 year ago, I just stopped. The Lion has been good to me this month. So tonight, it’s time to give a little back to Leo and Luna for all their help and guidance.
I wish everyone a happy and safe New Moon tonight!