Happy New Moon!

Moon by Christian Schloe

“Over the next 4 weeks, the New Moon in Taurus indicates a time when we will understand that as we let go of the past, we open the door to self-renewal. Here we confront “a new quality of being which renders the old patterns obsolete.” Dream well, since you’re sending out a tone that will affect your future.

This stabilizing, renewing, closing and initiating New Moon that opens the door to a new life occurs in Taurus on April 26. Taurus is where we solidify the Aries’ quality of entering new ways of being ourselves, and can settle into a stable groove of gathering what we need to support the new ways.

This New Moon will show us that an old life order must disintegrate and be left behind if we are to be open to a new way to live. Since the Solar Eclipse in Pisces “the race has begun,” and there’s no time for hesitancy or unnecessary considerations. Do what needs to be done quickly and efficiently, and let the ghosts of the past flow down the time stream. Forgive much, let go of much, give away all you no longer need, and await the revelation to come.

Because of our reflections and rewinds during the Venus retrograde period from early March to now, we’re already reprogramming our subconscious minds regarding how old relationships liberated us, or freed us from responsibilities we no longer needed. While Mercury is still retrograde, keep looking back as a preparation to move forward in the very near future, and find new ways to view old things to open your imagination and bury whatever needs to be buried from the past.

This is the time to take responsibility for steering the process of your passage from the rapidly fading old life into the new way being opened. The new day has dawned; now it’s time to get into a groove of allowing a new way to come while seeing the chaotic past as something fading down the time stream. There are new opportunities as well as old promises to be redeemed. Be the Light of your most genuine and enjoyable self, and say goodbye to the past.”

~Robert Wilkinson, excerpt from the aquariiuspapers.com

Art by Christian Schloe

Happy Full Moon!

Moon Art by Derek Rudy

“The April Full Moon falls on the 11th in the air sign of Libra. Libra is all about partnerships and balance, Libra is all about learning how to see both sides of the coin.

When the Moon is in Libra, it is the perfect time to put yourself in the shoes of someone else. How can you be more compassionate? How can you be of service to the world?

The last few months have all been about setting goals and dreaming big. The Universe has been asking you to get clear about what you want, and about what you want the rest of the year to look and feel like.

We have made big plans and planted our dreams, but now it is time to step back, slow down and be patient. Now it is time to let things marinate for a bit before moving forward again.

This is especially true seeing that this Libra Full Moon has some wildcard energy. This wildcard energy is nothing to fear, instead it is important to embrace it.

Be patient and gentle with yourself and allow yourself time to process and release any lingering emotions. In fact, emotional energy will be high around the time of this Full Moon, so just be kind and loving with yourself.

The energy of change has been in the air, but change is simply necessary for growth and this April Full Moon will be helping all of us to grow and embrace the changes that have arrived.

Trust and know that any changes you have been dealing with are simply there to push you out of your comfort zone into something bigger and better.

While the April Full Moon does bring its challenges and will be triggering us to grow, it also brings many rewards.

Around the time of the Full Moon, the Universe is going to be offering you a gift. Almost like reward for all of your hard work for the years gone by.

Your hard work and the growth that you have already achieved has not been ignored or forgotten by the Universe, and in April it is going to be celebrated.

If something has changed or come to an end recently, whether it is a job, relationship, or the end of a journey, really make time to reflect and celebrate. Really make the time to congratulate yourself and to honor yourself for all of your hard work.

To navigate this wildcard Full Moon, gratitude is key. Use the energy of gratitude as your driving force for the month ahead – be thankful for all that was and for all that will be.

There is also a lot of protective energy surrounding this Full Moon, so no matter what comes your way, know that you are protected.
Mother Moon will be bathing you in a cloak of light and loving energy, so visualize her light beams wrapping around your body and protecting you during this period of release and renewal.

2017 is a year to build foundations and dream big, and the energy of the April Full Moon is simply reminding us to slow down, pause, reflect and be grateful for all that we have achieved.”
~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Derek Rudy