The Themes for August 2014 are “FOCUS and BOUNDARIES”.
This is a fiery and active month, demanding that you put your mojo out there to be seen and heard, to be focused and disciplined, and to get things done. It is not a month to be ambivalent, wishy washy, submissive, powerless and lethargic. There is an aggressive quality that comes with the territory of all this masculine energy that will need to be tempered through your own focus and disciplined work with boundaries.
The New Moon is Saturday, July 26 at 4:41 PM Mountain Daylight Time.
Take a break. Honor the still point of neutrality, that special time when anything is possible. It is the pinpoint of change and all it takes is a shift in your perception and an allowing of your desires and dreams to unfold in a way that supports your highest good. So if things are not right in your life, use this New Moon still point to make a permanent and significant shift.
At first glance this may seem like an intense topic, even religious in nature, but don’t be fooled by appearances. All is not as it seems. There may be something here for everyone of every religion or no religion at all. Like many of my articles this one is designed to raise questions about deeply held beliefs and also to tear down the retaining walls in the mind. A fresh look at something never hurts and in some cases can reveal much greater truths underneath.
Full Moon is Saturday, July 12 at 5:24 AM Mountain Daylight Time.
It is a time for gratitude, for raising your ability to have, and for receiving what is unfolding in your life. If these areas need work, set some intentions to reset your foundation so that what unfolds for you is increased in ways you desire. Pay attention to humor, beauty and all of the support you have. This full moon is a celebration and a time for expansion and great prosperity. Do or get something that is a symbol of prosperity for you.
This month has the potential to be beautifully inspiring, where we observe how our life is unfolding without any additional effort, and we witness how our choices and changes are influencing what is manifesting for us. Even if you feel that recent changes in your life are not due to your conscious choices, choose the changes anyway. and follow the unfolding, choosing every moment to be present and accepting. This is the position of power.
New Moon is Friday, June 27th at 2:08 AM MDT (mountain daylight time).
This is a good day to set some new intentions based on recent choices and changes. Make sure to honor and delete any old intentions that you set for yourself in the past that may or may not have come to fruition. Start with a clean slate, a blank canvas. Even if you have not manifested change in a way you can see, trust that things are different due to the movement of the month. Use this new moon to honor change, choice and new intentions.
For the average person, shamanism has always had some pretty weird notions, even wild and crazy sounding, but upon further investigation these notions usually end up being validated by science. One of the shaman’s more interesting notions is that everything in the universe eats and consumes, and that everything is predator and prey, even aspects of the cosmos that we normally don’t believe are capable of acting this way. Now this perspective may sound somewhat alarming to you or even distasteful but you will see that it is actually a useful metaphor for understanding how to avoid being consumed. Keep in mind however, that shamans are quite serious about their viewpoint that this universe is like a jungle where everything is eating everything else.
Full Moon is Thursday, June 12, at 10:11 PM Mountain Daylight Time.
This is a time to celebrate joy, life and opportunity. Spend some time just being grateful for all your teachers, lessons, relationships, opportunities, challenges and growth. Be in acceptance of another’s choices and choose something for yourself today that is truly just for you and does not consider anyone else. This is a bid for power especially for those of you that always put yourselves last
There were many other phrases and words that came to describe the month such as “commitment”, “just do it already”, “go for it”, “step forward”, “decide”, “responsibility”, “overcome fear”, “be proactive”, “get off the couch”, “get over yourself” etc., but I chose CHOICE because it really does cover all aspects of what this time frame is about and what it can teach us.
New Moon is Wednesday, May 28 at 12:40 PM MDT (Mountain Daylight Time) This is one of those days that experiencing the void may be possible depending on where you are in your integration and assimilation process. How this New Moon is for you will also depend on what big changes or energy downloads you happen to be processing. This is a day for quiet contemplation and taking a break from anything that is too demanding, energetic or stressful. A focus on beauty is always helpful and appreciating everything you have with gratitude is always a good practice.