New Moon (+ Eclipse) Magic: March 2015
Hello, witch babies! I’m delighted to bring you another installment of New Moon Magic. I absolutely love getting the opportunity to check in on our hashtag — #radicalselflovecoven — and see what you, my magical sisters, are up to! You’re such a powerful bunch! (Heart-eyes emoji!)
Time flies, no? The New Moon happens next Friday, and it’s SUPER-powerful and potent because it’s not just a New Moon, it’s also a Solar Eclipse! Mystic Medusa has the astrological overview, and I’ve got suggestions to help you make the most of this time.
NEW MOON + SOLAR ECLIPSE
at 29 DEGREES OF PISCES: MARCH 20
L.A. – Friday at 2.46am
NEW YORK – Friday at 5.46am
LONDON – Friday at 9.46am
DUBAI – Friday at 1.46pm
HONG KONG – Friday at 5.46pm
SYDNEY – Friday at 8.46pm
IN THE SKY… (Mystic Medusa)
Yes that’s right. This is not just a New Moon – it is a New Moon and an Eclipse, a Solar Eclipse to be technical about it.
It’s also right at the end of the Zodiac, gracing the magical, strange degree of 29 Pisces.
So what does this mean? It makes for a super-heated New Moon vibe, all the usual fresh start potential of a New Moon, octupled.
One mighty phase ends and another begins. The whole WEEK of this Eclipse is geopolitically intense – if an “emperor” is wearing no clothes, we find out. It is also linked to the events/emotions around December 20 2014 and – if you are old enough – to choices made or people encountered in 1988.
Think dramatic endings and beginnings. This is especially so as this Eclipse/New Moon comes straight after the Zap Zone exact just a few days before.
I literally cannot exaggerate how potent this energy is for starting over, falling in love without your old baggage or resentments, a rad makeover and/or ending a Qi draining habit.
It only hurts if you’re insisting on remaining stuck in some old, stale pattern of relating or functioning.
Slough off cynicism and be open to the new era being born now. It’s also nearly at the end of the Zap Zone – the almighty evolution of basically everything that has been challenging us non-stop since mid-2012.
If you feel like you’ve been all change and heated intellectual development but that your psyche has yet to catch up with the rewired you, this IS your opportunity.
It’s particularly intense for Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini – these signs need to definitely take care not to linger in an old love rut. Lift your game, open your heart – something big and awesome is en route.
Think also; dream messages. As Louise Gluck wrote in It Is Daylight – “the soul is silent, if it speaks at all, it speaks in dreams.” This is a good time to listen. In the olden days, it was said that the veils between dimensions thinned out during eclipses.
This is a surreal, poetic and romantic Eclipse IF you’re refusing stagnation at any level.
ON THE GROUND… (Gala Darling)
At the moment, life feels like a table which has been beautifully set with shiny silverware and a big bouquet of flowers… But nearby, a dastardly magician lurks, just about to swoop in and pull out the tablecloth. Will the cups and spoons, plates and forks — that is to say, the relationships, projects and constructs of your life — remain upright and in position? Only time will tell, but if you’ve been actively evolving — by which I mean taking responsibility for your thoughts and actions, clearly identifying your triggers and motives, and not simply burying your head in the sand when it comes to the stuff you’d rather not deal with — then there should be minimal breakage.
But be aware: change, it is a-comin’. Next Friday is going to be a big day!
DO A SIMPLE CARD SPREAD
If you’re anxious about what’s around the corner, tarot and oracle cards can be a wonderful way to receive messages. The decks I use most often are The Wild Unknown and Love Your True Colors, but I also love the Truthbomb deck for quick insights. (It’s a very invigorating pack!)
A three card spread is easy. Shuffle your deck of choice while you think about whatever is going on in your life right now, then select three cards. Lay them down in a row, left to right. The first card (far left) represents your past and background. The middle card shows your problem or difficulty. The last card (far right) shows you your future and gives advice to help you navigate whatever you’re going through.
You don’t have to be a kickass card reader to do a spread like this: you can Google the meanings of individual cards if you don’t have them all memorised. And if you don’t own a deck, no problem! Try Facade, Llewellyn, Lotus, or Salem, all of whom offer really quick, simple and free online readings.
If you want to go more in-depth and benefit from the objectivity of a pro, get a reading from someone who really knows their shizz. Paige Zee — who I have met on multiple occasions, and adore — read for me this week and blew my socks off! She is amazing! I recommend her to the ends of the Earth and back.
BURN A FEAR EVERY MORNING
I know a woman who wakes up, writes down what she is afraid of or worried about, and burns it every morning. This is an excellent practice to take up over the next couple of weeks. There is something incredibly powerful about watching your fears burn away.
The most satisfying way to do this, in my opinion, is to get your hands on a small cauldron (eeee! YES! I have this one with the sign of the Triple Goddess on it) and some flash paper, which sparkles and sizzles as it burns. I like to cut it into thin strips, write one thing at a time, and watch it burn! Oh, so satisfying!
FOCUS ON WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD
This is not the time to forget about your daily practices, whatever they might be: green juice, meditation, working out, journalling, etc. Whatever it is that keeps you sane? Do more of it. Keep it up. When the magician comes in to pull the tablecloth out from under you, your daily practices will keep you stable and upright. Don’t forget about radical self love!
EVOLVE. EVOLVE. EVOLVE!
Don’t be freaked out. Evolution can be scary, but it always leads to something wonderful, and it’s easiest when you go with the flow. Try to stay relaxed and not grip onto anything too tightly. Spend time with the most open-minded, versatile and creative people you know — they will help you see how to make the most of this energy!
I’m so excited to see what happens for each of us… And if you give any of these suggestions a try, I’d love to see what you get up to! Just post your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #radicalselflovecoven!