Welcome to Following the Moon…
This week the Clarity Moon takes us through the Gibbous Phase…that means it’s time to create, create, create in the direction of your intention for the year! Gibbous begins early morning (EDT) Tuesday, April 3 and extends through Friday, mid afternoon, April 6.
On Friday, April 6 the Full ‘Clarity’ Moon comes to call. It’s the only time in the Natural Year when you’ll have the opportunity to experience a sense of balance and order in the particular way that will visit now. Pay attention. See if you can show up with true, what the Buddhist teachings refer to as, ‘equanimity’…go for it….really notice how much steadiness you possess.
This Moon is ruled by Aries and Mars. I truly respect the dynamic qualities of these Archetypes. They are here to bring it on in every and all forms.
Recently, while spring cleaning, I opened a cool looking storage box and my eyes widened to take in the surprise. There in front of me was a lost treasure… a stack of drawings done many years ago when I led a group of ‘Luna-tics’ in a year long exploration of the Major Arcana…through a process of creating ‘opposite hand’ postcard size ‘Inner Child Tarot’ cards. I’ve been missing this group of twenty two images for several years and had no idea where they might have gone. Have you ever lost a creative project and recognized how attached you get to the images and inspirations that come but once?
The Archetypes for this current Moon/Month are Aries/Emperor and Mars/Tower…they combine to challenge you to take your next step standing in your power, dying to the ego and all forms of bravado:
You might ask, ‘Where am I going?’…and then you many say, ‘How do I intend to get there?’
Now… I’m pretty much committed to ‘there isn’t any place to get to’ and ‘we’re exactly where we’re meant to be’….and yet….every year, when the Natural Year opens with the Equinox and Aries it actually is simple fun to kick it outta the park and imagine ALL the possibilities for your Art/Life.
It’s the Fifth Level Global Year…that means adventure and shifting away from any situations, circumstance, relationships or challenges that feed negativity.
Jacqueline Small in Awakening in Time describes 5th level as pertaining to “issues relating to one’s individuated, creative expression in the world and comprehension of the whole of which we are a part”.
Take this week to see how you would like to ‘bring it’ to your Art/Life…and take your creativity out into the sunlight…being brilliant… just for fun.
This first 29.6 day moon cycle of Spring opens the door to the most natural alignment with resources, inspirations, visions and actions that are possible based upon where you currently dwell. By this year’s end I look forward to you being able to share the genuine advancement that you’ve made in feeling at peace and in harmony with your Art/Life. You may want to create your ‘Year of Peaceful Change’ notebook to record the ways in which you notice this taking place.
April, May and June provide the 90 days making up the area of the Spring Quadrant that carries the designation of ME. What we want to tap into in April is the ‘New Clarity of ME’. This is an alchemical code for your most powerful Muse. Be clear… we’re exploring the oft addressed concept of loving and caring, nurturing and tending to the needs and desires of the Deeper Self. What the Dalai Lama refers to as the “wise selfish”. This time and focus is given to us each year in the first three spring moons of the Natural Wheel. Such a lovely rhythm with which to harmonize.
April is your point of energetic New Beginning. As you move around the Natural Wheel of the Year 2012, each cycle will build upon the next. Hold to a vision during April’s moon cycle to bring Clarity. The moon of May will provide Wisdom that transpires as a result of that Clarity. In the June moon of the Spring Quadrant you will discover the Illumination that radiates from the Wisdom garnered in May….and on we go…walking the Wheel of the Natural year…BEING Natural in our Art/Life…what could be better than that?
I look forward to hearing how you’re stepping onto the hot coals of this sizzling time of the Aries/Mars energy and the Clarity Moon.
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