Treading Water/Flowing Forward

New Moon is Monday July 4th, 2016, and is in the sign of Cancer. Cancer is a water sign, and water is a symbol for the emotions. Traditionally, Cancer rules home, family, relationships, security, nurturing.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been listening to people around me, observing, and being aware of OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwhat is happening with me. I’ve had a strong feeling that something is coming, something important that I need to be ready for. At the same time, I’ve felt as though I’m in a holding pattern, not yet able to see or to move forward – treading water, so to speak. So, I decided it was time to start getting in shape. I joined the gym at the community centre, started aqua fit classes to ease my knees into fitness, and I worked on myself. I started re-writing the website, signed up for Ladies Learning Code, so I’ll have some small idea of what I’m doing with the website. Lots of back ground work. Some people I know are re-launching their businesses, taking them to the next level. Others are getting married, re-launching their lives as a couple. Some are graduating from school and launching a new phase of their lives. It seems to be the theme around me right now. What is changing for you?

With this new moon we have a great opportunity to get in touch with our feelings about what is going on in our lives. Nothing can really change in our lives, we cannot take our power, unless we are aware of where we are and how we feel about it. One of my favourite sayings is “this is not an acceptable reality”. When I can say this, I know I am aware of how I’m feeling about where I am. So that is the first mandate this New Moon – be aware.

I have the feeling that this month we have the opportunity to create something new, something great. Inspiration will flow, we just need to reach out and grab it. In order to do something with that inspiration, we need to know where we’re starting from. We need a solid platform to step up or out from.

During these time of self-discovery, self-nurturing is paramount. If you are not in shape, taking care of yourself, you have little to share with your inspiration, your family, your home. So, join me at the gym, get out into nature and commune with the trees, get out the essential oils, do your breathing, get lots of sleep, drink lots of water and eat good food. Make sure you nurture yourself in some small way every day. Make a list of what makes you feel good, then work those things into your schedule.

So, your mission, should you choose to accept it:

  • Be aware of your feelings – so you can decide if you want to act on them or heal them
  • Nurture yourself

If you are setting intent this month, here are some examples:

  • I am asking for awareness of what is happening both in myself and in my family.
  • I am asking for healing for my (anger, fear, resentment, insecurity).
  • I am asking for the confidence to grasp inspiration and to move forward with it, as qppropriate, and for highest and best good.

Have a great month. Have a great long weekend.


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