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New Moon News

March 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Greetings Readers! Here’s the Celestial Weather news from Rosemary:

Spring forward into the beauty of a new season! Of course, Mother Nature really is the one in charge as we prepare for a first-day-of-Spring snowfall. But the crocuses are starting to pop up so can daffodils be far behind?

If your energy has been off-kilter lately you can blame Pluto and Uranus. These two planets are squaring off to invite us to awaken and transform. And when you read the Moon News below you’ll see some other things going on in the heavens that can affect your moods and energy.

I’m excited about a lot of fun events coming up. Be sure to save April 25 for the Bazaar! And we’ll be attending the Annapolis Film Festival at the end of the month. Will you?

Welcome to all our new members of RosemarySpace! We’re happy you are here!

“Open your heart to yourself. Everything you need to know lives inside you. Do not apologize for being you. You are the unique one the world has been waiting for. Be who you really are.”

Solar Eclipse 7-11-2010Lots of celestial news for you! On Friday, March 20, we have THREE big events happening: 

There is a New Moon at 5:36 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Then a Total Solar Eclipse at 5:45 am EDT. (People are flocking to the Faroe Islands to see the totality.) And the Vernal (Spring) Equinox occurs when the Sun moves into the sign of Aries at 6:45 pm EDT.

“Q. How many fairy godmothers does it take to change a light bulb? A. Into what?

…Now is a good time to believe in faeries and to acknowledge all tiny tickles: desires, wishes, imaginings, beliefs, seeds of ideas…” [from We’Moon 20215]

The Spring Equinox is the start of the astrological year and a time of new beginnings, new growth, the emergence of trees and flowers and even longer days. What new desires or wishes are showing up in your heart? NOW is the time to plant them as seeds and watch them grow as the Moon grows in the sky from the New Moon/Dark Moon to her fullness in 2 weeks.

Believe that the Universe is a generous and supportive place in which to live. I mean, do you really have a choice of living somewhere else? Think of the Universe as your Fairy Godmother, ready with her magic wand to grant your biggest wish. What would you ask for?

Now is the time to ask! The Moon is shadowing the Sun for the solar eclipse so that we receive pure Moon energy, loving, emotionally-supportive energy. Take a moment now to reach into your heart and decide what you really want, what really matters to you. Now ask for it and also ask that you be shown how to move toward the realization of that dream.

Dream – Ask – Act. That’s the process. Then be grateful for whatever the Universe brings you because it is in keeping with your highest good.

What topics would you like to explore? I am working on a class schedule for the coming months and would love to hear from you! Dreams? Dowsing for Decisions? Spiritual Technologies and Tools? Let me know! I offer classes online as well as in person in Maryland and elsewhere so we can make it happen even if you live far away.

This Spring I am extending the Hypnosis for Healers Class into Part 2. If you weren’t able to join us for Part 1 you can purchase the recordings and materials here [LINK] and then join us in person in Maryland for Part 2 [or get the recordings]. We’ll be doing a lot of practice with creating guided visualizations for specific purposes. If you work with clients, lead meditation, do any kind of visualization exercises, you’ll want to learn the techniques and tips in these classes!

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Shop for Mom (& Yourself!) Bazaar is happening! We have many amazing vendors bringing their wares for you to explore so that you can get ready for Mothers’ Day or just have fun and shop for something YOU would like to have. Bring a friend and come for a visit. More details coming soon. Be sure to reserve the date on your calendar! [Benefits our spiritual study center but there is no cost to attend!]

Take advantage of all this Energy of New and start something BIG this Spring!

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ROSEMARY’S EXPLORATION: Cycles of the Moon and You

March 4, 2015 Leave a comment

As you become more familiar with the cycles of the Moon, learn to notice what is happening in your life, your health, your relationships at different times during the ‘moonth.’ Does your appetite change? Do you feel more or less energy? Are you calmer, more frenzied, touchier?

The ancients knew how important the energy of the Moon is because they lived according to Nature’s cycles. They knew when to plant (New Moon) and when to harvest (Full Moon) but with the advent of the Industrial Revolution and electric lights we started to move away from the natural cycles and created artificial ones.

In our busy 21st Century lives we often forget to even look up at the sky. How often do you notice the Moon?

For the two weeks following a New Moon, pay attention to how you feel and track the Moon’s calendar. In the Possibilities Playshop we create Playbooks based on the cycles of the Moon so that we get used to journaling according to the Moon’s phases. It becomes easy to track patterns when they are tied to the cycles.

Focus on the New. Get ready to let go of the Old. Become a Moon Child!

In the coming ‘moonths’ we’ll explore a wide range of topics. Some times the MoonLetter will contain a channeled message of guidance from other realms. Other times I will write an article with practical guidance and tools for conscious living.

And there will be information about using the energies of the Moon Cycles to help you live that conscious life with elegance and grace.

Happy New Year! Thank you for being a part of RosemarySpace!

 

PS: We are approaching a Full Moon, tomorrow, Thursday, March 5 at 1:05 pm Eastern time. How are you feeling? We’ll be publishing the next MoonLetter shortly to fill you in on all the details of this moon.

ROSEMARY’S INSPIRATION: Happy Lunar New Year!

March 3, 2015 Leave a comment

In China and other parts of Asia the Lunar New Year is celebrated for two weeks, from New Moon to Full Moon. We have a Full Moon coming up on Thursday, March 5, so until then we are still celebrating!

Rosemary’s “Two-Minute” Video for this New Moon: Happy Lunar New Year!

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NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS I CHING GUA: SHI-MULTITUDE

November 24, 2014 Leave a comment

The New Moon in Sagittarius appeared on Saturday morning, November 22, 2014 at 7:32 AM EST. That morning, shortly after the Moon was exactly conjunct with the Sun and newly in the sign of Sagittarius, I sat with my yarrow stalks and cast an I Ching Gua (a six line hexagram) to determine the energies for the coming month. And the result is an interesting one that I’ve been giving a lot of thought to.Shi-Multitude

It’s pictured here: only one Yang line at the 2nd position. All the rest are Yin lines. And there are no changing lines; this is a stable, some might say “stagnant” energy for the month.

My primary source for interpreting my I Ching practice is Taoist Master Alfred Huang’s The Complete I Ching. While most English translations of the Shi is “Army” Master Huang goes back to the older meaning, “Multitude.” In ancient China there were no standing armies. If there was a need for an army – only two reasons required one: defense against invasion and to overthrow a tyrant – military units were assembled from among the peasants who had some training in military action while they were idle during inactive farming seasons. I too prefer the older interpretation of the word and this Gua.

For me this hexagram represents a community. Rosemary and I both have been writing and thinking a lot about community, how important it is for human evolution. Humans are social beings. We have survived and evolved through gathering together in groups of mutual support and aid. In our modern world we seem to have lost this concept. We have turned to a “dog-eat-dog” world of competition, everyone for themselves, “whoever dies with the most wins.” We also seem to have lost any recognition or respect for leadership. With the “me first” attitude so prevalent there is no trust of anyone who might propose a movement toward progress.

This Gua, Multitude, speaks to this modern social dilemma. Note the second line is the only solid, Yang, or strong line in the hexagram. The Yin lines seem to pivot about this second line, the leader of the multitude. “He” derives his authority from the Yin line at the fifth position, a line representing feminine energy. There is excellent balance between masculine and feminine power in this Gua and the other Yin lines represent the community.

It is time for all of us to find our communities. If we are not in community we can either find one to join or build one. There is stability in this Gua, no changing lines, to emphasize this message. The key meaning is in Confucius’ Commentary on the Decision:

Shi is a multitude.
Persistence is for righteousness.

One who is able to lead the multitude
To persist for righteousness
Is able to bring peace to the world.

Firm and central,
He obtains a response.
Taking the risk of dangerous action,
He confronts no hindrance.
Relying on this,
He maintains public order,
And people follow him.
Good fortune.
What mistake should there be?

Fu-Turning BackThis month I also want to offer the Mutual Gua to shed more light on this energy of “Multitude.” This Gua is formed by taking the inner lines to form a new one: the second through fourth lines form the bottom trigram and the third through the fifth lines form the top trigram. This yields Fu which means “Turning Back.”

Master Huang says we should always look at the Mutual Gua: “The hidden meaning of any Gua lies in it’s mutual Gua; it should not be ignored.”

Turning back means to return to the beginning; to repeat a cycle. The Gua is said to represent the eleventh month in the Chinese Lunar calendar and the bottom Yang line can represent the Winter Solstice and return of the Sun. The Decision for this Gua says it all:

Turning back.
Prosperous and smooth.
Going out and coming in.

No harm.
Friends arrive.
No fault.
The Tao of falling away and turning back,
In seven days comes the return.
Favorable to have somewhere to go.

We look now toward Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Enjoy community. Find community. Build community. Thrive and evolve. The energies of this time support you!

Many blessings and gratitude for you, kind readers!

PS: Sorry to increase the length of this already long post, but I wanted to add this from Rosemary about the energies of Sagittarius:

According to The Mountain Astrologer magazine, ‘Sagittarius is the sign most associated with discovering the meaning of life and our role in it.’ Are you ready to begin a new cycle of living your purpose? Can you commit to evolving your consciousness and shining your light more brightly?

FRIDAY’S POEM FROM RHYTHMS AND CYCLES: Phoenix Moon

November 21, 2014 Leave a comment

As I write the Old Moon has another day of life. We are about to enter another cycle of the Moon’s appearance to us as she orbits our world and the Sun. The Moon is exactly conjunct the Sun tomorrow, Saturday, November 22 at 7:32 am EST. And then we have a New Moon and the cycle repeats.

I don’t know if you feel the energy of the Moon as she goes through her cycle each month. I sure do. And I celebrate this cycle and all of her phases to honor her, life and the rhythms we all experience. I have written many poems to the Moon. Today’s is a new one for you to tap and experience.

Phoenix Moon

Bright day, heavy energy
As the Moon races, just ahead,
The Sun eating the distance
With every pulse between them.

The beat is felt if not heard –
The heavy sound too low
To press on human drum.
The closing gap pinches

The visible sliver of Grandmother
To nothing in the distant East.
Early morning darkness deepens
With her loss of limb.

Old Grandmother Moon again
Loses her race with her Son.
He dismembers and burns her
In his brightness, his sizzle.

But wait! In three days passing
She reappears on the other
Side of the world – resurrected!
Phoenix Moon is new. Blessing!

©2014 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.

New Moon in Scorpio I Ching

October 24, 2014 Leave a comment

This New Moon yesterday evening (here on the East Coast at 5:56 pm) was a powerful one and brought with it a solar eclipse. We had western clouds obscuring it here but here’s a picture of the eclipse from Griffith Observatory:

And the New Moon signals me to bring out the yarrow stalks and sit with them to cast a I Ching Gua (hexagram of yin and yang lines) to “read” the energies brought in with this New Moon in the Astrological sign of Scorpio.Yi-Increasing

Here is the resulting Gua:

I am please to report that this is an auspicious sign for the coming month (moonth) and it is a steady one, i.e. there are no changing lines in the cast so we can expect “steady increasing” through the month.

My main reference for the I Ching  is The Complete I Ching by Taoist Master Alfred Huang. His book is deep, thorough and clear. My favorite segment of the text for this Gua, Yi, is the last verse of Confucius’ Commentary on King Wen’s Decision:

Increase means with gentleness and mildness.
It proceeds daily without limits.
Heaven bestows and Earth accepts.
Thereby things increase without restriction.
The Tao of increasing always proceeds in harmony with the time.

The picture here is Wind over Thunder. The gentleness comes from above, from the Wind trigram. And the power, the “daily without limits” comes from below, Thunder. The image of “Heaven bestows and Earth accepts” suggests this receiving of gifts without restraint – gifts from Heaven!

This interpretation comes from a transformation of another Gua formed by the Heaven trigram (three solid, Yang lines) above and the Earth trigram (thee open, Yin lines) below. By moving the fourth line in this hexagram (which is Pi-Hindrance)  to the bottom we get our new hexagram, Increasing. The gift flows down from Heaven offering increase to the Earth!

We are in a period of change, rapid for some. Rosemary and I have been writing about this all week; the theme has been “change, transformation, transition.” Today’s I Ching divination supports this with good news! The transition phase we are in is bringing increase, steady increase that is both gentle and mild. Let’s enjoy this period of positive growth!

This Gua does come with a warning in the form of that top Yang line; the Yao text says: “No increase, but a strike. Not keeping the heart steady: misfortune.” The top line is at the extreme end of the Gua and is Yang. From here it is likely to shift unless close attention is given – “keeping the heart steady”! If we are consistent in our approach, remain aware of our purpose and proceed accordingly, steady increase is our reward!

PS: The Astrology supports the I ChingMy friend, Gloria Hesseloff offers a New Moon newsletter each month and I am always tickeled (not surprised) with the mutual support between what the Yarrow Stalks tell me and the Astrology tells Gloria. Here’s a snippet from her MAGNETIC MOON NEWSLETTER month:

This month take the Pluto/Scorpio Path of Self-Empowerment. This is a vital part of this Great Shift. Be part of the movement where folks like us, seeking higher consciousness, are practicing right use of power for the higher good. Be especially diligent about what you are thinking and feeling. What are you broadcasting to the Field and what are you praying for through your thoughts and feelings?

Be aware that we are also experiencing a Solar Eclipse which is offering us the opportunity to jumpstart our consciousness, asks us the question, “Are you ready to move to a higher octave?”

Thanks, Gloria!

 

New Moon in Libra I Ching Divination

September 29, 2014 Leave a comment

For each new moon I cast an I Ching Gua – a six line hexagram of solid and broken lines (Yang and Yin) lines. I use the yarrow stalk method to derive the Gua. And I use The Complete I Ching by Taoist Master Alfred Huang as my main source to interpret the Gua.

I Ching Gua-HuanThe new moon in the sign of Libra occurred last Wednesday, September 24, at 2:14 am EDT. I cast the Gua on that day to get an idea of the energies coming in for the month. The initial Gua is pictured here. It is Huan which means “dispersing.” Huan is composed of two trigrams, Wind over Water (Xun over Kun). Wind can also mean Wood. The picture I get is of a wooden bridge spanning a large river. It is favorable to proceed, to cross the river.

Notice there are two changing lines in this initial Gua. The second line (from the bottom) is a 9 (a weak yang line) and the third line is a 6 (a weak yin line). Master Huang suggests reading the yin line so the 6 changes to a nine yielding a new, accomplished Gua pictured here.

I Ching Gua-XunThe accomplished Gua is a double trigram, Wind over Wind, Xun, which means Proceeding Humbly. This means proceeding like a gentle breeze, which can go everywhere. It suggests using caution as we move forward.

Proceeding with humility does not mean moving forward from a position of weakness, but from one of balance. There is no need to feel superior, nor is there a need to feel weak.

Overall there is good movement forward after a period of dispersing of some energy. The changing line at the third position signifies a release of self-centeredness, selfish pursuits. When this third line changes to a nine it signifies it is auspicious to proceed from a position of both humility and strength.

Now that we are moving beyond the Autumnal Equinox and into the sign of Libra, a time of balance, it is good to keep this balance in mind. Move into autumn gently, like a fall breeze blowing through the trees.

And remember, there is nothing static about balance!