New Moon, Full Moon and Monthly Insights
Insights for the New Moon 17th March 2018
Holding the long Madagascan Etched Quartz crystal high in the air, it felt more like a sword or as if I was holding a placard for everyone to see, and I sang, “I am what I am”. I couldn’t remember all the words, the tune was running in my head and I half sang, half hummed it until more words came….”needs no excuses”. I was half singing, half laughing, and laughed even more when I saw a crystal out of the corner of my eye, weaving through the air, mimicking a toy aeroplane, held in a hand and accompanied by child-like giggles and noises. More laughter came from my left as a creature was spotted in the shape of another crystal and any sense of decorum vanished when I was shown a piece of Grape Chalcedony that was definitely Daffy Duck! Quacks could not be contained, it was just so obvious it was Daffy Duck! It felt like we were the naughty corner of the table, boisterous, loud, laughing and giggling. From the opposite corner of the table to me came a very quiet and slow voice. “Ohh, I don’t know what to say really, hmmmmm,……. yes….”, came the distracted voice. Given that this was usually the most outgoing member of the group, this was a vast contrast. I had never known her so quiet!
Judy Hall had invited us to explore some new crystals with her, and we were getting rather unexpected results. Both Judy and I had been feeling the strains of everyday life beforehand and had shared our expectations that the layers of the new Calcite Temples would lift the layers of stress from us. Judging by the pictures and the comments that had been made by those that had already seem them, we thought they would take us sky-high, completely away from our human despairs. We had inner visions of floating above Earth, free from our cares.
When we tried them however, they turned out to be very calming, bringing in Universal/Source energies and settling us. I had a sense of two energies, like escalators going in opposite directions, settling down but lifting the heavy energies too. I felt very calm afterwards, my cares had definitely been lifted, evaporated away somewhere.
We moved onto the Blue Spot Quartz which I used in a pair to give myself a lovely cranial sacral treatment, holding one at the nape of my neck and the other at the base of my spine. I ended up sitting on them and feeling that the chakras had been cleared and there was a flow of energy up and down my spine, balancing me.
Then we moved onto the Madagascan Etched Quartz which had very unexpected results I’ve already described. What we realised was, that we were expressing the energies that were needed for us, the contrast to where we were. The normally outgoing, bubbly and slightly ungrounded person was quietened, stilled. My pilot friend to my right had reconnected with a childlike sense of joy and playfulness and I felt empowered and motivated in a light-hearted, non-aggressive way.
The power of crystals never ceases to surprise me, but this was an amazing result in a short space of time. Very quickly, the combination had peeled off all the layers and shown us the energies we needed to find. We had reconnected, to Source, and to our true selves, our Souls.
Last time, in my insights for the Full Moon, I shared with you some of my adventures whilst I was on a short break, how I found a wonderful place in nature to sit and reconnect with Universal/Source energy, allowing layers of stress and busy-ness to drain away. But it was all too short and I felt that there hadn’t been enough time for me to completely strip away the layers with quite a few still in place. Driving home, I was trying to beat the incoming and returning snow, but it caught up with me at one point and looked like it was going to stop me and strand me on the road. Pushing on, trying to outrun it whilst having to drive slowly due to the conditions was stressful. And then my windscreen washers froze just as a lorry threw slushy snow up on to my screen, blanking my vision, with no space or place to pull over and stop. Thankfully I made it back safely before Wales was snowed in, but the strains of the return journey dissipated some of my newly recovered lightness.
All too quickly, if we are not aware, or don’t take steps to stop it, we can lose touch with those feelings of reconnection. Think back to when you have had the space and time to strip those layers, to top the batteries back up and reconnect; a retreat or a holiday maybe, or even a good night out and a laugh with friends. When we do, we feel so good, so much lighter and uncluttered that we imagine we can keep hold of that feeling once we are back in our ‘normal’ lives, but gradually, stresses can sneak back in and steals those feelings - the layers begin to pile back on.
The Pisces/Neptune themes from the Full Moon continue on into this New Moon and in keeping with my new theme song, I make no excuses for repeating some of the insights from the Full Moon. As it came first in the sign, it gave us the opportunity to release old and negative expressions of Pisces, and to begin a new expression, to raise the expression to a higher level with this New Moon.
Pisces is the completion of the astrological circle which is mirrored in our outer world through the seasons, reflecting inwardly in our own spiritual growth cycle. It is also a reminder of the cycle of life and gives us a spiritual connection or faith, a reminder that there is more to our life than the mundanities we get caught in on a day-to-day basis. It bridges the gap between the two, reminding us that we are a Soul having a human experience and not the other way around.
It is all too easy to get caught in the busy-iness of our everyday life and to miss or neglect the spiritual side, but we need both, we need to bridge and blend the two. As well as needing the spiritual side in our human life, it works the other way around and we cannot live floating several feet in the air, ungrounded or escaping ‘reality’. When we feel weighed down, tired or that we have lost our connection to Source, we might take a trip to the sea or a walk in the woods, book a holiday or go on retreat, to try and find that connection again.
Being in nature, having fun or a holiday, are all ways that we can reconnect, but whilst these help us, what we are missing, when we think like this, is that happiness, joy, calmness, all these positive energies that make us feel connected, are not something outside of ourselves that we have to go and find. We are not disconnected, we are eternally connected, we have Source within us, we are Source! So instead of going looking for it, we can find it much more easily by reconnecting to ourselves, plugging back in to our true nature, our Soul energy. We have to build that bridge within us, to connect our mundane, human life with that Source within us, so that we can bring that spiritual, Source energy into our everyday lives, rather than it being something separate.
The Spring Equinox is now just three days away and is the start of the astrological year, the astrological New Year.