The moon carries a lot of magic in its mystery. The April full moon, also known as the Pink Moon due to its appearance around the time of the first flower to bloom (the pink phlox) is bringing the spirit of renewal and cleansing into our lives right now.
Typically, full moons enhance the energy already upon us. If you are experiencing negative feelings, it will be more challenge to turn that around now. If you are feeling positive, the intensity is turned up and you may feel especially joyous.
Whatever state your in at this time, allow those feelings to be felt. They are there for a reason, perhaps for a lesson to be learned or appreciation to be had. Be mindful, however, of your behavior. Heightened energy can lead to later regrettable spontaneity.
The emergence of this full moon took place on April 29, 2018. In numerology, this date equals 8. The number 8 represents karmic value or in other words, “you reap what you sow”. Although the date has passed, the energy is still lingering. Whatever seeds you have been planting up until this point are manifesting now, be them positive or negative. But, no matter what side of the totem pole you are on, it is a good time to set your intentions going forward.
Maybe you intend to be less negative or to be more creative. Maybe you intend to bask in gratefulness going forward in your life. Maybe you plan to cut toxic people or behavior out of your space or enhance your self care routine. Whatever your goals, start meditating on them.
The Universe is listening. Namaste.
For many cultures and faiths, new moons are a symbol of new beginnings. This month’s new moon is in Aries which is the first sign of the zodiac, also indicative of rebirth.
This time is about turning over a new leaf. It’s perfect for trying something different or innovative. It is also about going forth on our life’s journey with an assured sense of authenticity and excitement.
In my personal life, I have experienced some emotions and thoughts that are forcing me to let go so I can enter the next phase of my life without baggage. It’s amazing how real we think we are when we feel lower level energies expressed as anger and sadness. However, our Higher Self wants us to experience something greater: authentic joy and oneness. We have to allow ourselves to accept and express this joy. Otherwise, no matter how many great things we achieve, we will never find peace and satisfaction.
One way to welcome in the new moon energy is to cleanse our energetic bodies. Take some alone time to meditate on how you see yourself without the weight of the past holding you down. Light 3 candles: one red, one white, one green or yellow (3 white candles will suffice also). The red candle is for love and relationships. The green or yellow is for financial or overall abundance and success. The white is for the Self and anything else you’d like to focus on improving.
Meditate and use positive affirmations while these candles burn. Draw yourself a warm/hot salt bath in which you should allow yourself to soak for at least 15 minutes. After you soak, rinse yourself off in the shower with a gentle scrub across you entire body. I recommend including your hair and scalp into this ritual if you are able to. Moisturize your skin with a natural oil or butter and return to your meditation space with a stick of white sage. Repeat your affirmations while burning the sage at each chakra, front and back, starting and ending with the crown.
Take as much time you need to do this and feel free to modify this as you need to. These rituals are about what suit us individually. If you prefer, use rosemary instead of sage or add essential oils to your bath. You can even use tarot or oracle card to aid in your meditation. It’s all up to you.
I hope this new beginning bring about great positive change to each of your lives as I believe it will for mine. Best wishes!