February 2016 – New Moon Reading

With the New Moon occurring in the early hours of this morning, last night was perfect time for a New Moon Reading to give us a little insight for the month ahead.  I was first introduced to this particular spread when I purchased the Australian Wildflower Reading Cards by Cheralyn Darcey so I decided to work with these cards today.

Let these cards speak to you.  See what comes to mind when you look at the gorgeous illustrations and when you read the Guidance or Word shown on the Card.  This is your personal guidance and message along with your interpretation of what I read from the cards.  I’ve highlighted the key messages for you that came through.  You may also like to work with the actual flowers represented and their energies.  If so place them in areas of your home or office where they will be highly visible.

The Wildflower Oracle New Moon Spread is a five card reading connecting to the cycle and energies of the Moon.

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 1.  Sturt’s Desert Rose – Courage

The first card in the reading represents the Full Moon and your power base for the month ahead. This power base can be both an ally or a challenge and highlights what will be affecting you the most in the coming month.

So the question here is will you be courageous and go after what it is you most desire or will it be fear or a lack of confidence that will challenge you this month.  The message here is to believe in yourself as you feel more compelled to take action towards achieving what your heart desires.

2.  Kangaroo Paw – Forgiveness

This card represents the Waxing Moon and what Energy and Opportunities will be coming your way. The energy of forgiveness gives us all an opportunity for self healing.  The process of forgiveness involves releasing and letting go which allows space for new things to come into our life.  It also enables us to be more kind and honest with ourselves and others.

3.  Tree Spider Orchid – Resolve

This card represents the Waning Moon and what you will be moving away from or leaving behind.

In simple terms leaving behind resolve this month means surrender.  Don’t get stuck on having to stick to the plan,  be open to the fact that things might change, let go of the finer details, the timing or the how to do things.  Simply trust that everything with turn out as the Divine only ever has your best interests at heart.

4.  Native Geranium – Protection

The forth card signifies the Dark Moon and shows you something you could be missing. What is it that needs protecting in relation to your current situation?

Ask yourself what do you need to protect and see what comes to mind.  It may be your thoughts, it may be your balance, reputation or your integrity. It may simply be your energy.  One way to protect yourself is to be sure you stay grounded.

Because this is something we could miss this month I encourage you check in regularly with your feelings and body as a whole, what messages is it trying to relay to you.  It may be telling you to rest, or to avoid harsh environments and negativity (including people).  Follow that inner voice.  

5.  Grevillea – Creativity

This last card represents the New Moon and what you should focus on.

Creativity comes in many forms.  Finding a creative hobby can have healing benefits and bring you great joy, however this card doesn’t necessarily mean expressing yourself in artistic ways.  It could be coming up with a creative solution to a problem you are facing, or a new way of thinking if you are in a rut.  You may be looking at starting a new project that stems from a creative idea you have had.  The energy of the Grevillea flower inspires creative thinking and promotes courage which reaffirms the message of our first card today.

So the key messages for the coming month are to Believe in Yourself, Let Go & Surrender, Listen to your Inner Voice and do some Creative Thinking.

I hope that this guidance is of some help to you over the coming weeks.

Love and Light

Danie xx

 

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Happy New Year & Happy New Moon!

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Today the 8th of February marks the start of the Chinese New Year for 2016.  This year is that of the Red or Fire Monkey.  Each Chinese Year is represented by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac along with one of the five elements (earth, wood, fire, water and metal). With each Zodiac and Element combination only occurring once every 60 years.

The Chinese New Year is always celebrated on the New Moon at the Start of the Chinese Lunar Calendar Year (which combines both lunar and solar systems) and which commences with the Sign of the Tiger and the Start of Spring.

If you want to find out exactly how the Year of the Monkey will effect you personally you can head over to this page which will give you a glance at each Chinese Zodiac Sign’s Predictions as it depends on the year you were born and your lucky element.

For anyone born in the year of the monkey this year is said to be one that will bring you bad luck.  It is believed that each year represented by the zodiac sign of your year of birth is one that will be bad luck for you.  I guess we are all lucky it’s a twelve year cycle and not a one or three year.

If you are a monkey perhaps it’s wise to read up on all the things you need to know about the year ahead such as your lucky numbers, colors and directions.  I have linked to one page containing this and much more information about the Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey here.

I always love reading up on traditions and rituals that have transpired the ages and the internet is always a great place to start looking at this and I definitely didn’t expect to find so many superstitions associated with the first day of the Chinese New Year.

Here’s a few things that it is believed should be avoided on the first day of the year.

THINGS TO AVOID ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR:

Taking Medicine, Eating Porridge, Washing Your Clothes, Washing your Hair, Sweeping, Leaving the House if you are a women, Using Sharp Objects, Killing Things/Spilling Blood, Wearing Black and White, and Giving Gifts of Clocks, Scissors and Pears.

THE COLOR RED AND THE CHINESE NEW YEAR:

For the Chinese Red is the COLOR associated with the element of Fire and is one of the luckiest colors.  It is their National color and represents happiness and good fortune.

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Both homes and businesses are adorned with red lanterns and it is a color widely used for weddings and other celebratory events.  During the Chinese New Year Celebrations and other special occasions Red Envelopes stuffed with money are given as gifts with the red packet symbolizing good luck.

Is red one of your favored colors?  If not perhaps you should become more acquainted with it for 2016.  It may just bring you good fortune!

We will explore the color red in more depth a little later on this month.

I did mention that today is also the New Moon (well in most of the world it is on the 8th)………but it actually occurs at 1.38am on 9th of February Sydney time as we are ahead of most other parts of the world.

The time of the new moon is about setting intentions and manifesting, a time to think about what is it you want to achieve or acquire over the coming month/cycle.  It is the perfect theme for your reflection or meditation today or tomorrow, see where your thoughts take you, make a list and see what comes true for you.

Be sure to join me back here tomorrow as I CONNECT with Spirit (the angels and my guides) I will be doing a New Moon Reading tonight and tomorrow I will share with you what you can expect for the coming month.

Blessings

Danie xx