Balsamic Moon ~ March 14th -17th
I love the Balsamic Moon ~ she holds such a beautiful energy to lift our wishes into the winds of the coming New Moon. Some even say that wishes made under the balsamic Moon are more likely to come true because our needs are felt more deeply under her. She teaches us to be more aware of our fears, self-doubts and difficult emotions at the close of the moon cycle. Can you feel the old emotional cycle breaking down? feeling invokes healing.
The deeper one can feel under her energy, the deeper the healing. Many times this process is unconscious and we can understand this as seeds grow best when planted in darkness. I love the weaving of the Balsamic energies to clear the space for seeding New Moon Intentions.
You may find yourself needing to rest and dream under these energies ~ making this a good time to release old habits, a time to quit bad habits. Here is a lovely ritual to work with at the end of every Moon cycle ~
New Moon in Pisces ~ Saturday, March 17th, 6:11 am PST (9:11 am EST)
As we enter the New Moon in Pisces on Saturday, we can focus on her feminine, cool, watery energy. A Moon in Pisces can bring us, sometimes painfully, aware of what we feel. She heightens not only our emotions, but our senses, intuition and imagination. As she ushers in the ending of the astrological year it adds, for me, richness for moving and clearing the old energies. This New Moon is also Cazimi Moon, meaning that the energies 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after she goes dark are very powerful. So if you can take the time before or after to set your intentions ~ they will be felt deeper.
Because Pisces is a water element working with or in water can be a great place of healing. A hot mineral bath can be healing at the dark of the Moon to eliminate toxins, clear perceptions and open awareness. Use a cup of salt (Epsom, Celtic or Himalayan Salts, add essential oils, and candles to create the best atmosphere for releasing. Since Pisces rules the feet, I also encourage you to take time to focus on nurturing your feet ~ in the bath or just using oil and giving yourself a foot massage. Reflexology can teach give you insight into your body, so be aware of tender spots and listen to what you need. See the chart below for guidance.
For your altar using blues, turquoise, or green and use turquoise or amethyst or other gemstones that call you.
New Moons can bring sudden insights and new ideas, so keep your pen and paper close by. Most importantly, take time to feel and give your emotions the space they need.…the seasonal shift is here and spring is in the air.
New Moon Wishes,