Happy New Moon!

moon-art-by-kagaya

 

“Out of the ashes and into the light, this New Moon is going to be helping us to think bigger and open our hearts to a new wave of positive and abundant energy.
 
The New Moon represents the starting of a new cycle. The last New Moon fell in the watery, intuitive sign of Scorpio. In this cycle we were all encouraged by the Universe to dig deep and uncover hidden emotions in order to release them.
 
November brings a new cycle however, which will kick into gear on the Sagittarius New Moon, which falls on the 29th. If Scorpio energy was beckoning us to go into the darkness within, Sagittarius energy is going to be beckoning us to stretch out into the light.
 
We have spent enough time in the darkness and in the shadows and now it is time to re-emerge into the light and start expanding our views and opening our hearts.
 
November’s New Moon is going to be sending waves of energy that will allow us to see things from a higher perspective and will open our awareness to new realms and new waves of thinking.
 
The Sagittarius New Moon is also going to trigger a cycle of awakening. In many ways, we are going to feel reborn and replenished after a long and hard year of cleaning out the metaphorical closets.
 
2016 has been a year of endings and now we are starting to wind down with the endings so we can make way for the new.
 
The November New Moon is going to be supporting this cause and it is likely that new and exciting opportunities may emerge around this time, almost like the Universe is offering us a gift.
 
The Sagittarius New Moon is also going to shift our awareness away from what we have let go of and onto where we are now.
 
In fact, this New Moon energy is going to be helping us to reflect and celebrate just how far we have come and just how much we have achieved. We all deserve to honor, thank and nourish our souls for the last 11 months.
 
The New Moon is also going to be highlighting our creative potential to manifest and go after what it is that we really desire. It is going to support you to think bigger, to be optimistic and to focus your attention on the best possible outcome. Aim high and go big on this New Moon, because that Sagittarius arrow is going to be helping you to hit your mark.
 
Embrace this energy, stay open minded, open your heart and watch what flies in. All that you have been working so hard for this year is now coming to fruition under this Moon cycle, so celebrate and enjoy it. You have earned it!”
 
~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious
 
Art by Kagaya

“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

standing-rock

“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”

~ John Lennon

Great news :) The largest bank in Norway, DNB, has announced that it has sold its assets in the Dakota Access Pipeline, accounting for 10 percent of the total funding for the project.

pipeline-street-art

Earlier this month, Reuters reported that DNB was “reconsidering its participation” in the financing of the pipeline if “concerns raised by Native American tribes against its construction are not addressed.”

“We have initiated an independent review of how indigenous rights are safeguarded in this process,” Even Westerveld of DNB said. “In addition, we have intensified the dialogue with our customers to use our position as a bank to influence a solution to the conflict.”

“It is great that DNB has sold its assets in the disputed pipeline, and it is a clear signal that it is important that people speak out when injustice is committed,” Martin Norman, Greenpeace Norway sustainable finance campaigner, said. “We now expect DNB to also terminate its loans for the project immediately.”

This news follows the delivery of 120,000 signatures gathered by SumOfUs.org to DNB by Greenpeace Norway and others urging the bank and other financial institutions to pull finances for the project. “The writing’s on the wall for the Dakota Access pipeline. People power is winning,” Norman continued. “The news that DNB has sold its assets and is considering terminating its loans is a victory for the water protectors who are fighting to stop this disaster of a project. All financial institutions with a stake in the pipeline must quickly realize that financing this project is toxic. It would be smart for them to get out ahead of the growing movement of customers looking to divest from banks that finance the destruction of our planet and ignore Indigenous rights and sovereignty. Citigroup, TD Securities, Wells Fargo, SunTrust, and the other banks backing this project should see this as a sign to get on the right side of history.”

Source: EcoWatch

Street Art by Tyler Read, “How The Protectors Defeated The Black Snake” -Art Alley, Rapid City, SD