Dear Moon Babies,

 

Today is the new moon in Cancer, and a partial solar eclipse (only visible in certain places in the southern hemisphere). 

 

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It is a time to think about how we take care of ourselves. With Cancer there is often a struggle to find balance between respecting our needs and extending ourselves to care for the needs of others. Compassion gives us the strength and desire to reach out and help when our loved ones, and communities that we love, are struggling. But many of us struggle to hold that same compassion for ourselves. We spring into action when others are in need, but when we pause to ask about our own needs, sometimes the answer is not even clear. 

 

Some of us may experience the opposite. We may have a clear sense of our needs and how to meet them, but struggle to understand what others are going through and how connection and closeness can be healing for everyone involved. 

 

With Pluto sitting directly opposite this new moon, in the sign of Capricorn and responsibility, we may feel that opposition in our lives right now. An opposition between self and other, care and responsibility, compassion and discernment. Wherever there is opposition, it may feel like the outcome is one or the other (either you have your needs met, or I do. Either I help others or I am able to take care of myself. Either I'm productive or incapable). But with opposition, the way through is both/and rather than either/or. 

 

The both/and of this new moon is ultimately a home, a family, a community, and a world where everyone's true needs are met. The true needs of each person to experience love, connection, a place to be productive, and sustainable resources. So it is a time for us to each look into our own lives and see how we are balancing these themes. Are we caring for ourselves? Are we caring for others? Do we understand our true needs, or are we motivated by confusing and unconscious desires?

Do we have enough/can we ever have enough hygge in our lives (Danish word denoting a mood of coziness and good feeling)?

Cancer is also a sign of deep and powerful feeling, so don't be afraid of what you feel this week. Feelings cannot hurt us unless we turn away from them. All those little Cancerian tears are part of the river of life!

 

Happy new moon to you all. 

Warmly,

Aerin

xo

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AuthorAerin Fogel

Dear Moon Babies,

 

Today is the New Moon in Gemini. As we are near the end of Gemini season with this moon, the last few weeks can help us form our intentions for the new moon.

If you have a sense that the pieces have gotten scattered this month, today can be a time to reflect on how to go about collecting them again. If life has felt like a series of details that don’t add up to a sum total, today can be a time to reflect on how to synthesize everything together.

 

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Where has your mind gone during Gemini season? To which corners have your thoughts lead you? I have always found it interesting that the sign of Gemini carries such lightness and ease, and yet in mythology is the only archetype that regularly cycles through the underworld. It is a testament to the realms our mind can journey to, the heights and depths that together become the sum total of how we process our experience. 

 

Though we may feel scattered, though the details may not always add up, though we may not always know how to bring our lives together and create cohesion, we are meanwhile, and anyways, whole. 

All of our thoughts, all the realms they travel to, everything we express, and all that we experience, resides within us. WE are the sum total of the strange mixture of elements that together, make us each unique. 

 

This new moon can be a time to have curiosity about this strange mixture of elements within us, the heights and depths of our mind, and how we exist in connection and relationship with one another, ever-changing, always expressing different aspects of self. 

 

May you find some time today to celebrate yourself for that. 

With love,

Aerin

xo

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AuthorAerin Fogel