Saturday, 22 November 2014

November New Moon

It's been a while since I've followed the moons on this blog, and today I felt inspired to do a release-embrace draw again for this dark moon.  I like Les Vampires (Blue Angel, 2014) for this - then I keep the cards on my altar for the lunation.

Bit confused by this reading at first.  Release is "Call For Help" with the subtitle "Reach out, Need for back-up, Admit your needs".  So, I need to let go of needing others?  Need to stop talking to people?

Perhaps this is about not focusing on looking outward - now is a good time for a more internal focus.  That fits with the time of year, and also with the Embrace card: Natural: Authentic, Real, Organic.  I will find my real self, what feels authentic for me now, by looking inward rather than in communication with others.

It's interesting, because I've been thinking of ways of collaborating with others on a couple of projects.  However, I see this suggesting that I clarify my own part more, before approaching anyone else.

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  1. Perhaps it may also be saying that you know within yourself what to do, you don't need to take on the advice (that may even be unasked for) of others. You have a strong connection to your inner self, a reliable guide that truly knows what is best, even more so than well-meaning friends or family. Trust yourself!

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    1. It's interesting, Bev. I did get some unasked for advice on Friday, which I researched a bit yesterday, and it's sent me off in a different direction - more focused on myself instead of what was actually suggested. So yes, I'll trust myself :)

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  2. Yes this season is always a good and natural time for reflection, but a time for being with people once the Christmas season hits.

    It can be a diversion always talking to people for me. And if I do it too much I know. I start to feel unsettled, anxious and feel like I am losing touch with myself. And you know what happens then, open mouth , stick foot in! :)

    Much of the time it is due to having too much coffee or being too tired and the adrenal kicks in. Living alone and not attending University any more I don't have to worry about this, and it gives me lots of time for inner reflection. I strive for a balance. I 'm not a hermit though some might disagree! <3

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    1. I know what you mean, Cat. If I have too much social time, I feel buzzed but also a bit drained. Then, I need to withdraw a bit, even if it's just for half an hour to meditate or read a book.
      And yes, tiredness doesn't help! I don't drink coffee, but having a baby means I rarely get enough sleep ;)
      You don't come across as a Hermit to me, but I think we all need some alone time to keep our head clear...

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  3. I think it is always wise to first listen to yourself; to discover what you want and need and then try to be open to other's suggestions.If you forget the first part it is hard to stay on track :)

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    1. That's a good point, Ellen. If we don't know our own needs, we don't even know what to ask, if we do want to call on others :)

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