>I’m a bit late in posting this, as the New Moon in Leo is up and running . So this is just a reminder, if you’re interested in tuning into lunar movements, that this New Moon is part of the great movements in the cosmos, of which we are an integral part, leading up to the great changes afoot from now until 2021-2.
This New Moon has involved the Moon (of course – emotions, inner life, subconscious motivations, feminine energies) with Jupiter (expansion, benevolence, abundance), Mars (energy, explosion, passion), Uranus (innovation, new technology, unconventionality, revolution), Venus (love, beauty, appreciation), Saturn (boundaries, structures, societal norms) and Pluto (death, upheaval, destruction, new beginnigns) all dancing around in various relationships to each other.
I’m not going to go into all the various relationships, as I believe these planetary formations call on us to respond intuitively, to tune in and to create a new way of beginning (which is characteristic of the New Moon) in whatever way resonates for us personally.
For myself, I’ve created a new astro-crystal-healing mandala and here’s the pic:
On this ocasion, there’s a Singing Shaman Calcite stone right at the back. In the mandala circle are: centre – a Malachite polished stone with a heart cut out of it; a tumbled Sugilite represents my Ascendant sign; a double-terminated elestial Amethyst my Moon sign; and a polished Amethyst from Brandberg, South Africa. Around the mandala are figures of a Green Tara Buddha; an Angel; a Buddha; and an Isis figurine.
Here are pics of some of the individual stones:
This is the Brandberg Amethyst which has a beautiful golden heart, as if it were illustrating your soul’s glow.
This is the tumbled Malachite with a butterfly shape on the top, which I found quite by accident ina blow of tumbled Malachite stones.
Below is is the double-terminated elestial Amethyst which is from Australia but I don’t know the actual source area:
And finally, this is the tumbled Sugilite stone:
I’ve been working with this astro-crystal-mandala healing formation for a while now and I’ve found it interesting that this one is much simpler, with far fewer stones, as if I’m gradually working through old stuff and releasing it sub-consciously and very gently, in a manner I can handle.
Interestingly, a friend did a distant Tarot reading for me which she explained over the phone but hasn’t had the opportunity to write out and e-mail me until now. The reading – which relates to health issues – turned up just before the New Moon here on the East coast of Australia. A nice piece of synchronicity and so my health is the focus of new energies for this New Moon.
The same friend gave me some lovely “wish papers” from Singapore, which are tied up with a lovely rainbow-coloured ribbon. You write your wish or intention on a sheet and then burn the paper. It’s lightweight so it burns easily and we have a lovely, ornate, brash ashtray stand which is ideal for such burning rituals (we neither of us smoke, by the way!).
Each time I create an astro-crystal-mandala, I write my intention on the paper, light a candle either side of the mandala, and then burn the wish paper. It’s my way of creating a ritual to honour my alignment with the galaxy but my advice to you is to create whatever calls to your heart and soul, as we are all very individual, unique beings, each one of us a gift to this Earth from the moment we are born.