I’ve been harassed lately. Everyday! Relentlessly! They’ve been shouting at me, staring at me, they wont leave me alone. The mountains, they know what they want and they wont stop till they get it! In honour of this new moon, the first of the year with an air sign, I chose to get out of and above the smog into some clearer air and hike up Doi Suthep, 10km up a winding road. I say hike, but it’s not the kind I’m use to through trails and engulfed by the lush green of BC forests, but a hike non the less!!
This New Moon has a lot going on, touching on communication, perception, seeing from two sides, and it’s lined up to form a grand cross with Neptune, Venus, Saturn and Jupiter, and the Nodes. “What does this mean” you say? Basically is has us pinned down in 4 directions, asking us to deal with the parts of ourselves and lives associated with these planets.
“It’s not a typical New Moon as usually New Moons are powerful times to plant seeds and set intentions- but this New Moon square Jupiter, opposite Saturn, square Neptune and square the Nodes is actually about discerning Truth in one’s life and making necessary decisions that have to do with endings/letting go/releasing of the past before the new can truly take hold.”
“Doing things differently is weird at first but we have to create new neural pathways in the brain- rather than default to the old pathways that we have been stuck in…”
“One of the worst manifestations of Sun/Moon/Venus is wanting things to be peaceful, harmonious and fun at the expense of doing the work and acknowledging the shadow dynamics going on underneath…”
“And yet with this kind of astrology we have to be willing to see WHAT IS before we can ever even begin to hope to create and anchor in what is possible.”
Divine Harmony, Astrologist
Doi Suthep, one of my source mountains while it Thailand, did wonders for me. I came away from my climb feeling lighter and focused. I was able to discriminate between desire and truth, and open up to why I’m here, bringing me back to the present and not at standing at the airport at the end of July when I fly home.
On my way back to Lady Bird, my Siberian Husky roomie, I picked up some flowers for my new moon honouring and intention setting. There’s something about a cute bike with a basket full of flowers… I’m full and focused, ready for week three of my ten week Thai massage therepy teacher training.
My Mantra as I hiked up Doi Suthep, “I surrender and choose to live in grace, I laugh with joy in sorrows face”
Love, Be and Flow Free