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Art Journal with the Moon July 25-31 2022

Art Journal with the Moon July 25-31, 2022

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.

Monday

We’re approaching the new moon in Leo but the moon is currently still in that deep and dark balsamic phase. I like to think of this phase as representing the archetype of the high priestess. The high priestess is the part of you that knows how to stand in your power. She isn’t afraid of your power because she knows how to wield it. She holds your psychic and intuitive abilities as well as your access to higher knowledge and wisdom. This is a time to go inward, trust your inner knowing and deepen your relationship with your higher self.

The moon is void of course for most of the morning. 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.

The moon moves into the sign of Cancer today. Cancer is ruled by the moon so the moon is in a sign it feels most at home in.

The moon is in a tense relationship with Neptune today.

Neptune wants to help us connect to source energy and experience what its like to reach our divine potential, feel unconditionally loved and feel our interconnectedness. It also wants to open our psychic gifts, help us receive divine inspiration and dissolve barriers so we experience wholeness and unity. It also wants to help us expand and use our imagination and see the unseen or know the unknown.

It’s a planet of intuition, psychic abilities, imagination, spirituality and dreams but it can also represent our delusions or our desires to escape, including our desire to escape our uncomfortable feelings.

In this tense relationship with the moon, Neptune can cause you to feel unsettled and uncertain. It can especially blur the line between your experience and someone else’s – which for empaths and highly sensitive people means you might be more prone to absorb other people’s feelings today, so much so that you get confused about what is yours to carry and what was never yours to never pick up in the first place. It’s a good day to protect your energy field.

In your art journal, draw, paint or show what you imagine protecting your energy field looks and feels like.

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 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 balsamic moon, the moon being void of course, the sign of Cancer in your astrological chart and the way your personal astrology is being affected by the relationship the moon is having with Neptune today. We also magnetize the goodness the relationship between Mercury and Jupiter are creating in your life. Venus is in a tense relationship with Jupiter so we so we ask your subconscious mind to clear anything that might affect you there as well and finally we ask your subconscious mind to clear the energy around the difficult relationship Mercury is having with Pluto and how that might affect you.

Tuesday

Today the moon is still the balsamic phase and in the sign of Cancer.

The moon is in a square, or in other words, a tense relationship with the planet Jupiter today.

Jupiter is one of the more brilliant planets in the sky, only surpassed by Venus. Jupiter brings radiance and luminosity as well as harmony, well-being and kindness. It promotes justice, law, forgiveness and moderation. Jupiter is consider the greater benefic because it is beneficial to life. It brings abundance, growth and balance. It is a symbol of honor, generosity and charity. I likes to help you expand and grow.

The tension created by the square between the moon and Jupiter can create inspiration, motivation and joy. It’s good energy to be in to stretch yourself, take a risk or leap of faith, trust your intuition and push yourself forward in the direction you most want to go. Because of the tension though, it can also bring mood swings, overconfidence, impulsivity and emotionally reacting to situations instead of taking the time to respond thoughtfully.

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage imagery that reminds you to pause and respond thoughtfully in your most challenging relationship.

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 balsamic moon and the sign of Cancer in your astrological birth chart. We also ask to clear the way your personal astrology is being affected by the moon being in a tense relationship with Jupiter. We also magnetize the happy energy that is being reflected to us from the intense relationship the moon is having with Venus. After we cleared how the moon is affecting you today, we finish our journey by clearing anything your superconscious mind feels its important to address around the tense relationship Mercury is having with Mars. To wrap things up we . address the good energy the Lion’s Gate portal brings and ask your subconscious mind to magnetize and make the most of that happy energy.

Wednesday

The moon is still in the balsamic phase and in the sign of Cancer. The moon is void of course for most of the evening.

The moon is in a relationship with Pluto where its like they’re coming from opposite sides which can feel polarizing. It brings energy that is confrontational and intense which produces discomfort and sometimes even blocks and barriers.

Pluto wants to illuminate what is hidden in your subconscious realm to help you transform. It can bring endings, new beginnings, deep spiritual growth and rebirth. With Pluto’s energy influencing us, its helpful to face your shadows and your inner darkness – and hopefully you can do that with compassion. This opposing energy can play out in your relationships and bring more drama than you want or it can play out internally by causing your emotions to intensify in uncomfortable ways. Maybe you or the people you interact with today are experiencing mood swings or impulsively reacting instead of calmly responding to what arises.

Pay attention to when you’re feeling anxious today. You may have an old trauma response that is arising. Try your best to tend to it as best as you can so it can move through your body. This way, it will affect you and your relationships in less dramatic ways. Also try to mindful if you notice someone else’s stress or anxiety showing up. It’s a day to tend to that energy with care and try your best not to let someone else’s tense energy trigger you.

In your art journal, play with shapes, colors and mediums that make you feel relaxed and calm.

If you have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Wednesday morning we work with the MAP Method and ask your subconscious mind if there’s anything to clear around the balsamic moon phase and the sign of Cancer in your birth chart. We also ask to clear the way your personal astrology is being affected by the relationship the moon is having with Pluto and Mars today. We also magnetize the helpful energy the moon is reflecting down to us from its happy relationship with Neptune and Chiron and once again use the energy of the star Sirius to fuel an intention you have with power and magic.

Thursday

Today we honor the new moon. This particular new moon is in the sign of Leo and it is a positive new moon with a lot vibrant energy. This new moon is happening in Leo season so it brings a lot of happy, optimistic, confident, passionate, steady growth kind of energy. It’s the kind of energy that makes us feel happy to be alive and, like a dandelion that opens up and greets the morning sun, excited to face a brand new day.

The new moon is having a happy relationship with Jupiter today as well which gives the new moon an extra uplifting energy. Jupiter wants to bring harmony, well-being, kindness, justice, abundance, growth, expansion, good luck and balance to your life. The new moon is supporting Jupiter’s desire to do this. Jupiter also brings great energy to support you to look forward and think about what changes you want to see in your life in the future which is perfect soil to plant new moon intentions in. Spend some time during this new moon thinking about what you want to move towards.

Leo energy wants to help you feel confident and shine your light and Jupiter wants to help you amplify that. Imagine what shining your light in the world looks and feels like to you then imagine what that would look like if your light grew brighter and expanded its reach into the world a little more. What would that look and feel like?

To personalize this new moon even further, let’s get specific and see the area of YOUR life that this new moon energy is focused on.

To figure out what area of your life the new moon wants you to focus on, you simply need to know your rising sign.

If your rising sign is in the sign of Aries, the new moon is inviting you to tune into and trust your inner wisdom when it comes to your children, hobbies, pleasure or your creativity. Think about these areas of your life and consider what intentions you want to make during the new moon in order to support your parenting life, a creative project that’s dear to your heart or those activities in your life that bring you joy.

If your rising sign is in the sign of Taurus, then the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to your family, your ancestors or your home and living situation. Think about these areas of your life and consider what intentions you want to make in order to support your family life, ancestors or your home becoming more of what you want it to be.

For Gemini rising sign people like me, the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to learning, communication, siblings, or the goddess and earth-based rituals. Which one of these topics feels most important for you to focus on during this new moon? Choose one of them and consider what intentions you want to make in order to support that area of your life becoming more of what you want it to be.

If your rising sign is in the sign of Cancer, the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to money, income and our livelihood. Think about this area of your life and consider what intentions you want to make during the new moon in order to support your finances and income.

For Leo people, the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to your identity, body, appearance or your spirit. Think about these areas of your life and consider what intentions you want to make during the new moon in order to support your health, personal expression, identity or your relationship with your body.

For Virgo people, the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to your subconscious mind and those things you hide from others but most importantly those things you hide from yourself. During this new moon set intentions around the kind of shadow work or brain rewiring you’d like to do and the results you’d like to experience from that deep inner work.

If your rising sign is in the sign of Libra, the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to friendships, community and your hopes and wishes. Think about these areas of your life and consider what intentions you want to make during the new moon in order to support and care for your friendships or community or your hopes and wishes.

For Scorpio rising sign people, the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to your career, reputation or ideas of success. During this new moon set intentions around the kind of career or success you want to experience or the kind of reputation you want to nurture.

For Sagittarius people, the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to your faith, spiritual practices, travel or future success. Think about these areas of your life and consider what intentions you want to make during the new moon in order to support your spirituality or your travel dreams or your goals for the future.

If your rising sign is in the sign of Capricorn, the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to your feelings and thoughts around death, your psyche or any debt you have accumulated. What intentions can you set to support your emotional or mental well-being? What kind of intentions can you set to tend to or care for any energetic, emotional or physical debt you may be carrying (your own or your ancestors’)?

For Aquarius people, the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to your close, intimate relationships or partnerships. Think about your marriage or partnership or best friend and consider what changes you’d like to experience in those relationships.

Finally, for Pisces people, the new moon is inviting you to set intentions for the changes you’d like to see in the future when it comes to your routines, work, pets or wellness. Think about these areas of your life and consider what intentions you want to make during the new moon in order to support healthy routines, your working life, your pets or your overall well-being.

Now that we know the area of life you should focus on today, let’s use this Mapping session to tune into your inner wisdom.

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage your new moon intentions.

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 magnetize your new moon intentions.

Friday

The new moon is still in the sign of Leo.

The moon is in a relationship with Saturn where its like they’re coming from opposite sides which can feel polarizing. It brings energy that is confrontational and intense which produces discomfort and sometimes even blocks and barriers. 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. When they are in opposition like they are today Saturn brings a heaviness to your emotional realm. It can leave you feeling isolated or lonely. You might have a more pessimistic attitude but you’re thinking might also be more grounded in reality which can be helpful when planning what actions need to be taken to support your new moon intentions in become a reality in your life. If you struggle with setting healthy boundaries in your life, you might notice something around this issue arising.

In your art journal explore your relationship with setting boundaries in your life.

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 new moon, the sign of Leo 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. Jupiter moved retrograde in the sign of Aries so we tend to that energy as well. We also magnetize the helpful energy is reflecting down to us from its happy relationship with Mercury and once again use the energy of the star Sirius to fuel your new moon intentions with power and magic. and the way the north node being conjunct with Uranus is affecting you. To wrap things up we address the good relationship Pluto is having with the moon and the good energy the sun moving into the sign of Leo brings today and ask your subconscious mind to magnetize and make the most of  all that happy energy.

Join Me

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.

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