Happy Renewal, Resurrection, Rebirth and Transformation Days to you as we step
together out of hibernation. Faith, hope and belief, benevolence and generosity are on tap with Jupiter stationing direct in perfect synchronicity. Gotta love that! I am seeing and hearing these sentiments in all my interactions; and although nothing much has significantly changed in concrete terms for this tourist-driven economy, the prevalent undercurrent feels like, ‘we might as well make the best of what we’ve got. It can only get better – and maybe it will.’
That leaves the door OPEN to opportunity, to new experiences, to adventurous learning. Let that be your mantra. 🙂
Aries New Moon: Seeding Creation
New Moons are for setting intentions, planting the metaphoric seed. The Aries New Moon is the most powerful and passion-related of all the new moons in a given year. So, it makes sense to capture that drive in a visual aide that depicts our purest goals,
dreams and desires for the coming year. This is known as a vision board or intention poster.
Our brains think visually; even the most intellectual amongst us lock on to memories or aspirations with a mental screen shot or mini film clip, a colour or a font style as an anchor to our psyche’s comprehension of experience. Even smells, tastes, sounds and tactile experiences often get flagged in our mind’s database with a trigger symbol that activates them. The exercise of assembling images, symbols and messages for ourselves gives us a helpful and supportive navigation tool.
This is my 4th year of making an intention poster. At various points in these years, each has given me profound moments of realisation/recognition/new perspective that seemed like eons away, in orientation, from the moment in time that I created the poster. Life can get so off-track without you even noticing it until your knee-deep. The poster, which I confess I began doing purely out of some sense of obligation or duty as a student of archetypes and not with much enthusiasm, has become an abiding concrete source of stability.
Sometimes I have simply glanced up from a task, seen some particular part of the poster and it just opens up a river of understanding to me: oh! Wow. Other times, I have marched right up to it and let my eyes just rest on it, waiting (ok, at times demanding) for a ‘pull’. This has been equally intriguing if not as spectacular. In those moments, I was really grateful that I employed my crafting skills, be they what they are, during this auspicious time of the year. Because those are the moments you learn how magical this vision board really is…spooky in a fabulous way! The universe, your subconscious mind, and Here-on-Earth-You really are all in synchronicity when you show up to be shown.
I can’t think of any other self-honouring endeavour, any better altar to build than one that will continue to give back to you, in real time, a tremendous faith and awe in the power, intelligence, logic – and patience – of the Universe. This can only translate into greater personal wisdom as we each live our unique heroic journey.
There is a window of time between the 15th and 22nd, give or take a day or so, for creating our Intention Poster. If you are interested, let me know. I’ll send some pointers for self-clarification and a suggested supply list.
Looking forward to it!!
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This project is 4th in our House Series as we explore the astrology wheel, archetypically and personally, one house per month. Readers here are welcome to request the transcripts for any workshops that we have completed.