This is a summary of the moon’s energy for the upcoming week and the inner work and magic you can do in your art journal to make the most of the opportunities the cosmos is gifting us with.
Every week the emotional and magical opportunities the moon is sending you are different because the energy she is drawing down from the planets and stars changes moment to moment. Planets and stars and moon phases and moon signs each carry their own unique energy .This is my weekly update (Mon-Fri) of the moon’s comings and goings to support you in aligning with her energy.
Get your art journal or a scrap of paper you see lying around, your art supplies or those pencil crayons you have hidden away somewhere and have fun. Spend 10 – 20 minutes focusing on the themes the moon is supporting you to explore that day while you play with colors and shapes and watch what happens over time.
It’s amazing what a little consistent creative time can do.
Growing up isn’t easy and its something that never stops. We are constantly growing up in different ways – like a plant reaching for the sun. A necessary part of growing up is change. We have to be willing to release or heal the past and change in small or big ways. I consider the waxing phases of the moon to reflect those growing up lessons. The waning phases, to me, symbolize the wisdom and magical gifts you get to enjoy when you are brave and committed enough to grow up. They represent who we are becoming.
Most of us were raised by people who carried many young parts within themselves that never had the opportunity to grow up. They never fully matured all their young parts because people need to be nurtured in order to mature and there wasn’t a lot of emotional nurturing to be had in past generations but what we weren’t given we can thankfully be open to receive now.
What I really love about working with the moon and all the planets and stars she has relationships with then pours that energy down to us is that she’s like a wise grandmother who is a benevolent leader. She wants to help us grow up – spiritually and emotionally. She’s not going to sugar coat things or pretend you’re more grown up then you are. The energy she reflects down to us from the cosmos is going to reveal your wounded, lost or young parts until you reach the strong, steady core of who you really are.
I see the moon as a symbol of the Great Mother who is overflowing with compassion and patience but who is first and foremost a leader with the purpose to help you grow up. A leader points you in the right direction. She doesn’t let you stay lost in the past because it’s not until you grow up that you can live from your true self.
The moon is this Great Mother energy who wants to help all parts of you grow up so all parts of you can find and follow the benevolent leader that exists inside of YOU. That benevolent leader that exists inside you is your light, your true self. Once all your wounded, lost or young parts are tended to and they feel safe enough to trust your true self, there’s no stopping you because you’re no longer making decisions from or taking action from your parts. You are moving forward in your life guided and lead by your true self.
This week, the moon is gifting us with opportunities to grow up. You can’t move forward in the direction your spirit wants to go until you tend to those parts and help them grow up enough so they trust YOU and allow YOUR TRUE SELF to lead the way.
Today the moon is in the waxing crescent phase. This moon phase is when a silver sliver of the moon begins to appear in the night sky. The moon is moving from being still and invisible to growing and coming into full power. I like to think of this phase as the time when the dream seeds I planted during the New Moon are just starting to form shoots or tiny roots. I might not be able to see my prayers being answered or my dreams manifesting but I can have faith that despite the limited capabilities of what my physical senses can pick up, Spirit is conspiring in my favor and there are invisible forces at work in my life helping me to grow, heal, evolve and create.
The moon starts the day off in the sign of Virgo today. Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury so it’s carrying a little of that planet’s energy as well.
Virgo energy is nocturnal and of the earth. It is mutable and versatile. It supports you in being efficient and organized. It wants to help you find the most effective way of doing things. It brings practicality, attention to detail, a love of quality and precision but it can cause you to get lost in the details.
The moon is void of course for most of the early evening in the mountain time zone. This sometimes happens when the moon is moving from one zodiac sign to another or when it’s not making any aspects with other planets – I think of it as though the moon is just hanging around alone and in the in-between space – no longer where it was but not yet where it will be. The moon likes reflecting energy down to us but when it’s void of course there’s nothing substantial for it to reflect so its reflecting that emptiness back to us.
When the moon is void of course it is a good time to rest and relax and look inward. If you can prevent it, don’t start anything new or sign anything important when the moon is void of course since the energy it carries speaks of not having the momentum to carry it through to the end or in other words, whatever you start when the moon is void of course won’t go anywhere or won’t go where you thought it would.
It is a good time, however, to connect with your subconscious mind and your intuition which is perfect for our purposes.
In your art journal, draw doodles all over the page then find shapes and images in the doodles and paint or color those in. When you’re done, reflect on the images. Imagine they are messages your subconscious mind. What insight is your subconscious mind sharing with you today?
For those of you who have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Monday morning we work with the MAP Method to invite all your inner parts to do the emotional and spiritual work they need to do with your subconscious mind so YOU can make the best use of all the great energy this week.
We ask your subconscious mind if there’s anything to clear around the waxing crescent moon, the moon being void of course, the signs of Virgo and Libra in your astrological chart and the way your personal astrology is being affected by the challenging relationship the moon is having with Neptune today and magnetize the friendly relationship its having with Pluto.
The other energy from the cosmos we use to help your subconscious mind tend to your lost or young parts is the intense relationship of Mars being in a close relationship with Uranus and the flavor the North Node is adding to that intention, the sun being in a happy relationship with Jupiter, Venus being in a tense relationship with Chiron and finally, we once again use the energy of the star Sirius to fuel your new moon intention with power and magic.
Today the moon is still the waxing crescent phase and in the sign of Libra.
The moon is in a challenging relationship with Jupiter where its like they’re coming from opposite sides.
Although Jupiter is typically generous and expansive and harmonious, in a challenging relationship with the moon it might pull up those parts within us that overdo things – like the parts that are generous to a fault or the parts that struggle with addiction. The energy can feel a little too big or in other words, overwhelming. I think of it as Jupiter expanding my challenging emotions to the point where its uncomfortable in my body. As soon as that discomfort is felt, we typically go into some sort of behavior where we’re either trying to tune that discomfort out, ignore it or run away from it.
When we can stay with the discomfort, we can finally tend to parts that are struggling or trying to protect us in ways that actually harm us. We can finally see what we’ve been too afraid to see. Challenging energy like the kind the moon is reflecting from its relationship with Jupiter today can help those wounded parts rise to the surface so we can finally become aware of them. Be kind and patient with yourself and trust the things you say and do that you feel shameful about or frustrated with are an important part of your journey.
In your art journal, play with the idea of a mosaic – parts that come together to make something whole and beautiful.
If you have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Tuesday morning we work with the MAP Method and ask your subconscious mind if there’s anything to clear in your subconscious realm around the waxing crescent phase and in the sign of Libra as well as the intense relationship its having with Jupiter.
The other energy from the cosmos we use to help your subconscious mind tend to our lost or young parts is the challenging relationship the moon is having with Jupiter and the tense relationship Mars is having with Uranus. Finally, we once again use the energy of the star Sirius to fuel your new moon intention with power and magic.
Today the moon is still the waxing crescent phase and in the sign of Libra.
The moon is in a happy relationship with Saturn today.
The moon wants to illuminate the darkness, bring about change, be a mirror to reflect us back to ourselves and awaken our receptive and intuitive powers. She represents your body and emotions and reminds you that life is an ever-changing cycle of birth, death, decay and rebirth. She wants to bring kindness, nurturing, novelty and adaptability.
Saturn is associated with the earth element and it wants to bring responsibility, seriousness, deep thought, reflection, wisdom, strategy, maturity, structure, sensibility, frugality, discipline, routine and actions that inspire order in your life.
Saturn brings this stability to your emotions and intuition today. I like to think of it as emotional maturity. You can feel confident trusting what you feel, including your gut feelings. You’re more likely to respond when you feel emotionally triggered versus reacting. Saturn and the moon being in this kind of happy relationship also helps you to see your dreams and your future with clarity and have realistic expectations of what it will take to become who you are working on becoming.
In your art journal, explore what emotional freedom looks and feels like to you.
If you have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Wednesday morning the moon is still in the waxing crescent phase and the sign of Libra. We tend to that energy and the tense relationship the moon is having with Venus and Pluto today. We’re also going to magnetize the helpful energy the moon is reflecting down to us from its happy relationship with Saturn.
The other energy from the cosmos we use to help our subconscious mind tend to our lost, wounded or young parts is the intense relationship Mars is having with Uranus. Finally, we once again use the energy of the star Sirius to fuel your new moon intention with power and magic.
Today the moon is still in the waxing crescent phase but now it is in the sign of Scorpio.
The moon moves into the sign of Scorpio today. Scorpio is ruled by Mars so the moon is carrying a little of that planet’s energy as well.
Scorpio is a fixed water sign. It brings energy of containment, introversion and defensiveness. It doesn’t like to be vulnerable or show its true feelings. It prefers to hide and protect. It can be motivated by finding safety and so be cautious, distrustful, reserved and emotionally controlling. Emotions are of great importance to Scorpio energy so don’t be surprised if you feel extra sensitive or touchy when the moon is in this sign. Scorpio energy does, however, help you to dive deep into your emotional and spiritual realms which is a necessary quality for healing and transformation.
It’s a quiet day for the moon. It’s not having any relationships with other planets today and the rest of the energy in the cosmos is a little quiet as well. Mercury does move into the sign of Virgo.
Mercury is the messenger of the Gods. It is concerned with communication and connection. It influences transportation, commerce, language, writing, speaking and education. It also represents the mind. When it’s happy it is helpful to the mind and learning and inspires curiosity, ingenuity and business.
When its in a happy state like it is today it brings helpful thoughts, good communication, ease with technology, curiosity and success in business.
Mercury rules Virgo so it feels at home and lives in flow here. It’s great energy for getting organized and attending to details but it can wake up our inner perfectionist. It is energy that can help you have clear, logical, efficient thinking. It’s also great energy for harmonious communication. You will be more apt to be clear and communicate your needs.
In your art journal, draw, paint or collage something you need to hear that you haven’t had a chance to hear lately or something you need to say that you haven’t had the chance to communicate yet.
If you have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Thursday morning we work with the MAP Method and ask your subconscious mind to invite all your inner parts to do the emotional and spiritual work they need to clear anything you need tended to around the moon being in the waxing crescent phase and the sign of Scorpio. It’s a quiet day for the moon. It’s not having any relationships with other planets today and the rest of the energy in the cosmos is a little quiet as well. Mercury does move into the sign of Virgo so we magnetize that efficient, clear, organized, detail-oriented and communicative energy and once again use the energy of the star Sirius to fuel your new moon intention with power and magic but that’s about it for moon mapping today.
The moon is now in the first quarter phase and its still in the sign of Scorpio. We’re going to tend to the challenging energy the moon is reflecting from its difficult relationships with Saturn, Mars and Uranus. We’re also going to magnetize the helpful energy the moon is reflecting down to us from its happy relationship with Venus. We’re also going to magnetize the harmonious energy Mercury is bringing as it now in the sign of Virgo and finally, we’ll once again use the energy of the star Sirius to fuel your new moon intentions with power and magic.
In your art journal revisit your new moon intentions.
If you have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Friday morning we work with the MAP Method and ask your subconscious mind if there’s anything to clear around the moon in the first quarter phase, the sign of Scorpio in your birth chart and the way your personal astrology is being affected by the challenging relationships the moon is having with Saturn, Mars and Uranus. We also magnetize the harmonious energy Mercury is bringing as it now in the sign of Virgo and finally, we’ll once again use the energy of the star Sirius to fuel your new moon intentions with power and magic.
If you are ready to enhance your alignment with the moon and rewire your brain at the same time, check out the Moon Mapping Year. When you subscribe, you now receive the MAP Your Mornings private podcast as a BONUS. MAP Your Mornings is where I align with the moon’s energy for the day and use the MAP Method to teach your subconscious mind how to rewire your brain. Every morning (Mon-Fri), we work with the MAP Method AND the emotional and spiritual themes the moon and the planets and stars are supporting us with to rewire your brain and help you manifest the changes you most want to see in your life.