The first New Moon of the year, followed quickly by Mercury in retrograde.
2015 is off to a smashing start.
I often find that my brain can loudly drown out the messages of my heart and spirit. This isn't uncommon in the world, and seems especially likely when living in cities rooted in competition, financial fluxes, and the constant idea of "making it," haunting so many peoples lives. Intuition gets rudely lodged out, replaced with logic and reason. Often, we are lost in "good sense" and wonder why things feel wrong when they seem to be so reasonably correct, especially viewed from the outside. Often the obsessive attempt to view our lives objectively keeps us from directly living in the moment.
This photo was taken as a symbol of going within, listening, reconnecting with inner child, and spiritual rebirth. These can be scary notions, mainly because the voice we hear when we ask ourselves questions is one of complete self referral. Our highest and wisest being. When we know our own truth, there is no excuse to not pursue it.
As Saturn makes itself shakably known, I'll continue to acknowledge this as a time to view reality with a new perspective. Change happens, and it's only best to agree to flow and bend with it. I'll also continue to listen to my internal teacher. She usually has a very kind way of moving me slightly aside so that I can go ahead following my own path. Stepping aside for myself is sometimes initially a frustrating feeling flooded with sudden excuses and reasons to not do so, but always ends in relief, progress, and greater connection. Once there is a relationship forged in truth with the inner self, everything else sort of magically makes sense.
I'll start there.