Posts in Full Moon
Taurus SuperMoon
Savannah King for The New Moon Circle Journal

Savannah King for The New Moon Circle Journal

Wisdom from Rebecca Conran:

"This Super Moon in Taurus is the closest the moon will appear to earth in 68 years, it's going to appear huge, and it will probably feel like a massive release to most of us. This is good, we sure do need it! Taurus helps us to connect to our senses, ground into mother nature and our bodies and really be present to the current moment. It's steady powerful earthy energy with a background in Venus, Taurus planetary parent and keeper of value, worth and all things Love. This is a time when we really need to use our self care rituals, how we eat, the movement we give our bodies, meditation, to cope with the intensity of our grief, anger and fear. We are being asked to be present to the sensations and needs of our bodies and to connect into our divine value and worth. We show ourselves value and worth by taking very very good care of ourselves. By speaking to ourselves with kindness, by mothering and fathering ourselves in the way we always needed. By incorporating creativity into our lives. By having adequate excersize. By connecting with loving people. By eating healthy nourishing foods. Where can you improve this over the next week? Make a plan at this time to do so. You deserve it. 
 

Full Moons are always about release and each of us has much to intend at this time in the way of what we want to let go of, if not for us then for the collective. Taurus asks us, how can we show up for ourselves and others and be dependable? How can we show generosity in our giving? How can we be patient yet persistent? How can push ourselves to receive from others to build our self worth and self esteem?"

Full Moon in Aquarius
Artwork by Savannah King

Artwork by Savannah King

"Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in AQUARIUS | Aquarius is the friend, the brilliant, future-minded thinker. This lunar eclipse opposite the show stopping, big hearted, generous Sun in Leo brings us a moment of lightning bolt clarity, piercing the veil of drama. Aquarius can feel aloof, but that's only because its got its mind on the bigger picture. It feels weighed down by heavy emotional scenes, choosing to focus its energy on the collective instead. Where have we been participating and perpetuating drama? Are we willing to free ourselves (no judgment if we're not)? How in acceptance are we of our differences? Of our need for space? Life is a dance, always. So can we be ok with all of it, including the drama, as we step back and, with a wide angle lens, and take it all in? Can we be a true friend, to ourselves and others?" -Danielle Beinstein

FULL MOON in Sagittarius

artwork by Savannah KIng

SAGITTARIUS Full Moon | Sagittarius is the explorer, the wisdom seeker, the story weaver, forever in search of new lands, literally and/or metaphorically. This Full Moon, conjunct Mars retrograde and opposite the witty, curious, chatty Sun in Gemini and Venus in earthy, weighted Taurus packs a punch. Seemingly frustrated by our lack of forward movement (4 planets retrograde still), we may feel the desire to preach or "tell it like it is." But there are many sides to a story, and righteousness, while sometimes admirable, rarely leads to deeper connection (Donald Trump was born during a Sagittarius Full Moon). There is a strong divide in the sky, a you vs. me mentality reigns supreme. Where in our lives are we determined to be right, no matter the cost? What if we reframed our position, spun it from another view? What are the stories we're telling ourselves about who and what we are, the possibilities of our lives and our values? And how can we continue to adapt, recognizing that certainty is an illusion, born from fear? "Life will be a great and continuous unfolding," Cheryl Strayed wrote. What's the latest chapter?

Insight by Danielle Beinstein and The New Moon Circle

FULL MOON IN LEO
Artwork by Savannah King from  The New Moon Circle Journal

Artwork by Savannah King from The New Moon Circle Journal

I'm in New York awaiting tomorrow's Leo full moon and a blizzard that's moving up the coast. I'm grateful for the storm, for the cold, because it offers time to go inward. The beginning of 2016 has been bringing in some major soul searching, excavating the past to break into the future with love. This moon will shine light on the shadows so I open my heart to it's truth. 

"LEO full moon | Leo is the star, the shining one, radiating warmth for all to see. This Full Moon (opposite the Sun in Aquarius) is a bit layered as Mercury retro conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn and Mars in Scorpio trines Neptune in Scorpio. The mood is deep, as we contemplate the structures of our lives, reassess and let go of what no longer serves. Makes me think of this painting by Manet. The subject, Berthe Morisot (herself an Impressionist painter), seems to be in mourning, bearing some kind of secret. And yet, is she not the star of the painting, front and center for all to see? Are you willing to show up for yourself, not in spite of but perhaps because of all you have seen, witnessed? Are you you yourself willing to be seen? Exposed? Or are you pretending to cower in the corner, afraid that you don't measure up? This Full Moon offers us a profound opportunity to stand up in who we are, releasing our fears and self-doubt, the (very) old patterns that threaten to rob us of the light we crave, the light we are |" Danielle Beinstein