12.27.2016

new moon / december











NEW MOON






Night Long Moon
Wednesday, December 28th, Capricorn, 10:53 pm PST

The last few nights I have seen Venus shining brightly in the sky, calling me to find more beauty, open to new pleasures, and connect to how lovely it is to be human. Venus helps us to find peace, and with all that is going on on our planet, in our political system, and even in our personal lives, peace is needed. But, I really think it is so much deeper than that right now. I think we are being called to find a peace within. A peace between our own dark and light. We can see it so clearly on the planet, but it is just a reflection of what is happening within, and that is often harder to see because, well... it just doesn't feel good to admit that we have the same kind of darkness in one form or another. 

We have just come through a time of darkness, with Scorpio and the Winter Solstice giving us both opportunities and pause to look at our own dark, and our relationship to it. Exposing it is of such importance. JUST by allowing it to come to the surface you take power away from it, you make it harder for it to control you. And remember that when transformed that darkness is power! Allow the parts of you that have resistance, judgment and even blindness to your dark to make peace with the fact that it's there. It's not who you are, but merely an aspect. You are human, to be human means to have darkness. And it is a gift to be human,  to have experiences, it's the only way our soul can evolve.

I think we are coming out of two to three months of witnessing darkness in a big way and we are now in a time of being really honest about it. Almost every friend of mine is going through something big right now. And I keep encouraging them to be honest. To take responsibility of what they are feeling, but to be really honest about it, with themselves and with others. So many things are rearranging themselves, and we must learn to adjust to the ways we are growing. And it seems that things and people are growing at different rates, which can be hard (some things even feel like they are going backwards, and also swinging too far to the other side like a pendulum). The only way to get through it in an empowered and meaningful way that will allow for growth and for breakthroughs is to be honest. I'm scared. I'm hurt. I'm angry. You have to speak up! Speak the things you are feeling out loud! And practice doing this in a way where you own them, honor them, but know you are so much bigger than them.


As the year comes to a close and a new one is about to begin it's a natural time of reflection and looking ahead. I'm not one for intention setting or resolutions. BUT, I do think something worth doing is to feel into the changes that are already working on you. What is being birthed in you? What new energy are you moving into? How is this different than where you have been most of your life? Who are you?
Who are you becoming? 


Spend a little time in meditation, connecting deeply, use your imagination to feel into the energy that is stirring within you, and see if you can use your intuition to feel into the energy you are moving into! It feels powerful and exciting, I can feel it right now as I write this!

This is the last moon writing for 2016, and I just want to say thank you. Thank you for showing up to read this. I have been writing it for over four years and it's funny as I don't know who you are or how many you are, but I sit down to write these every new and full moon in good faith that it is of some importance, of some help, even if just for myself. Wishing you nothing but extraordinary things for 2017, a life beyond anything you could have imagined for yourself!









Yohji Yamamoto and I can't remember

12 comments:

  1. thank you for another hard but wonderful moon year! your posts mean a lot to me!

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    1. THANK YOU!!! for always showing up. :)
      hugs,
      L xo

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  2. Thank you Lauren for all you do.

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  3. Every month I look forward to your moon writings and it helped me to understand what was going on in my life so many times already! So thank you very much, Lauren!

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    1. awww i am so happy to hear this!
      remember that we are all connected - even to the stars and the sun and the moon
      xo

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  4. I've folded your New Moon/Full Moon monthly posts into my meditation practice and journaling. They've become something of a ritual in my life to check the updates each month and check in with myself. Thank you so much!!

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    1. what a great idea! i love that you do this! :)
      thank you for being a part of what goes on here!
      xo

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  5. Thanks, Lauren, for these posts! I look forward to them :) And happy 2017 to you.

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  6. Dear Lauren, I want to let you know that i look forward to your moon posts every month and have been following your blog for over a few years now, all the way from Spain. Thank you for this space. Happy 2017.

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    1. thank YOU! for showing up! it wouldn't be a space without people like you. :) and all the way from Spain! :) i love it.
      happy 2017 to you, L
      xo

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