Another New Moon is upon us; and so the cycle goes...
At 6:17pm PDT/9:17pm EDT the New Moon in Cancer graced our skies with her apparent absence. The major phases of the moon are always an emotional time, with the New Moon more internal, revealing and reflective. This New Moon in Cancer will turn up the volume as the sign of the crab is already very loving, emotional, and nurturing, while strongly family- and security-oriented. These next two weeks before the Full Moon provide an opportunity to focus on self-care, planning for your needs and personal security. Allow those emotions to flow and be teachers, and see what comes up for you to open the door on your next chapter.
Earlier today I had a Group Distance Reiki Session, and I used that opportunity to include a mini New Moon ritual and card drawing, to empower those participants. (You can still tune into the energy and messages now, if you feel called to: https://www.leadinglightreiki.com/post/new-moon-empty-womb)
I knew I would use that card as part of my full New Moon Ceremony and reading, and was called to draw just one other this evening. In both cases I asked for guidance for all readers and participants in making the most of the moon energies, and the moon phases over the next two weeks.
The first card that came up was drawn from Radleigh Valentine's "Archangel Power Tarot Cards" deck: the THREE OF RAPHAEL - Reasons to celebrate! A community of friends. Happy announcements regarding relationships or children (full description below). This fits well with the outgoing and community relationship side of Cancer, which is also our Sun Sign right now. Let yourself feel joy and celebrate with those close who support and truly nourish you - and your soul. But make sure to keep true to your heart and check in with your needs, because you may feel the instinct to pull back into the shell: you can celebrate individually, or with some alone time too, or may be more inclined to have intimate one-on-one time than extensive group events. You don't need to be a people-pleaser right now.
Our second card came from Rebecca Campbell's "Work Your Light Oracle Cards" deck: STAR MOTHER: How can you Mother yourself? A truly loving and uplifting card that speaks to the essence of Cancer's nurturing values. Please read this full description below and let yourself really take it in... maybe read it again and again. This message is so critical and important for all of us. Notice here the importance of putting yourself first, so you can share your love and nurturing with others. There is nothing you have to change or do beyond being yourself in the purity of love. Perhaps being with the Spiritual Mother is the place right now to celebrate, rejoice and open yourself to love.
I wish you all the best, and send Reiki Energy your way within this New Moon reading.
Love & Blessings!
from Radleigh Valentine's "Archangel Power Tarot Cards" deck
THREE OF RAPHAEL
There is great reason to celebrate! Your hopes are realized, and a time of public recognition or parties is at hand. If you’re working too hard, then find some time to have fun, relax, or take a vacation!
Embrace and acknowledge the people in your life who love and support you. Take time to experience the joy and peace that comes from a community of uplifting friends.
Additional meanings of this card:
Getting involved with social groups. Prosperity. Wedding or birth announcements. Successful, planned pregnancies. Improved health.
from Rebecca Campbell's "Work Your Light Oracle Cards" deck
How can you Mother yourself?
You are more held than you could possibly imagine. Loved and cherished so dearly that, if you knew, you would not spend one second of your life in separation, worry or fear.
Let the Mother carry your burdens; let Her rock away your fears. Lay all of your worries, regrets, shame and guilt on Her altar. Please, please sweet child, do not fear. You are love in motion. If you allow it, you are already healed. Let Her remind you of your goodness. Let Her love away your fears.
Your capacity to love and hold others is limited to your capacity to love and hold yourself. Be compassionate with your sweet body, mind, and soul. Treat yourself like the beautiful spirit that you truly are. Remind yourself that you are doing your best and try not to carry it all on your own.
You have a got this and the Mother has got you. Let Her broad arms take away your burden; let Her lift the weight of the world off your shoulders. Forgive yourself, my dear sweet child of the Earth.
WORK YOUR LIGHT INQUIRY:
How can you Mother yourself?