new moon // december


Long Night Moon
Thursday, December 13th, 12:42 am PST

This is the last New Moon of the year, and just a week before the major transitioning point of Winter Solstice. This is a time for focusing on what we have and what we want in our lives. And let go of thoughts where we are focusing on what we don't have, what has been lost, or what once was (this last one is very hard for me). Try to really be clear about what you want to call in to your life. And most of all, cultivate and nurture that part of your heart that trusts that magical things are coming your way. New Moons are important, because they carry the energy of forgiving the past and starting anew with renewed commitment. They are all about new beginnings. 

This is a difficult time of year for a lot of people, but something about this year seems particularly hard and unforgiving. So much so that to write about it is difficult for me, I feel at a loss to describe the feeling in me and around me. And maybe I don't have to describe it, but only acknowledge it. And acknowledge it to you, if you are like me and going through a really difficult time, know you are not alone. This is something I need reminding of myself. I have a good friend who has been so supportive and he tells me, "some days, all you have to do is hang on, it's all you can do, and that is enough." 

Now on to the part I really need right now... wishing!
As the moon is in Sagittarius it is a great time to make wishes about traveling to places you have always wanted to go, or places in which you would like to be more optimistic in your life. You are allowed ten wishes, maximum. And all your wishes must be hand written on paper. The best time to wish is eight hours after the exact time of the New Moon, but within the first 48 will do. And don't forget to share your wishes with someone you love (to me this is the most important ingredient).

Also, use this time to reflect. Before you write your wishes take a moment and feel all the things that make winter magical: the stillness, the silence of snowfall, the darkness of the day, the peaceful feeling even with the harshness of the cold, the starkness of the trees that have been exposed and who have lost their leaves, ready to be reborn in the coming season. Even nature is slowing down, reflecting, gathering strength to face a new beginning, knowing that Spring is coming it's way. 

Happy wishing to you all!