This New Moon takes place in the astrological sign of Gemini, whilst Gemini's planet - Mercury is still in retrograde.
The celestial energy associated with this New Moon, includes one of reflection.
Reflect in terms of the ways you may have communicated with others (and yourself) in the recent or distant past that may have not worked out the way we wanted it to. It is also a great time to utilise this potent reflection to decide how you wish to use your communication skills in ways that may bring about more aligned and desired outcomes from here forth.
Create a ritual that enables you to safely check in with your body and any tension and trauma you may be holding on to. Consider your personal boundaries and how you can step forward and move on. Make a plan to find space for energy, people, activities and self care that feels aligned. What do you need to say or do to make this happen?
Lean on communication stones like chrysocolla and lapis lazuli along with oils to assist in giving you strength to release and renew. Place your oils over your throat and your stones over your sacral chakra, allow your body to show you what emotions it is holding. Nourish and nurture your energy, using smoke cleansing and gentle movement to release what is no longer serving you.
Stacey Lim FGAA
Uluna co-founder, Gemmologist
Give your mind and nerves a break (and subsequently support your digestion) by avoiding multitasking especially when eating around this New Moon.
Dr Sara Fieschi
Functional Nutritionist, Medical Astrologer
& Energetics Practitioner
Begin meals with five deep-slow breaths and exhalations. Breathe in through your nose, feel your belly expand, then hold for 5 seconds and release the breath via your mouth, until you feel your tummy retract. You can also use any breathing technique that feels right for you.
Try also focussing on your meal(s)- in terms of textures, taste, smells and the feelings that may be stirred within you whilst you eat (think mindful, calmed eating). Finally ensure you are eating screen/distraction-free as much as possible (I know this can be tricky in our fast-paced, techy world!).
A new moon is an invitation to approach your self care with mindfulness and a deeper connection to self. This lunar cycle holds the energy of a new beginning and aids us in approaching change with ease and grace to make way for creating alignment and deeper satisfaction within our lives.