Dark Moon in Aquarius
The Dark Moon in Aquarius connects us to the dedication to our life’s work and a commitment to our passions. We may have a tendency to pursue altruistic ideals, but we need to keep in mind that these ideals must match our personal convictions. All too often, we commit to a cause half-heartedly, to please others, or because we feel coerced. A half-hearted commitment which compromises our ideals can lead to pent-up resentment or unconscious sabotage of projects.
We fail in our endeavours most often not for lack of trying, but because the endeavours we pursue are not in alignment with our soul. When we are engaging in activities that we love, there is little or no effort. When we are doing what we love, when pursuits match our ideals, we feel energised rather than depleted. We are determined to succeed and will make every effort, effortlessly, to do our very best.
Lunar Imbolc takes place at this time, on February 8, 2016. Lunar Imbolc is a time of renewal and re-dedication to our personal causes and passions. If anything does not feel in alignment with our highest good, this is an excellent opportunity to make changes.
February 8th also marks the Lunar New Year. As we enter the year of the Fire Monkey, we may find excitement and enthusiasm fuelling our passions. Although this exuberance may assist us initially in jump-starting our pursuits, we need to be cautious. Doing too much too soon can lead to an early burnout, resentment and inevitable failure. Instead, we can tap into the Fire Monkey energy available, to ignite the spark without burning down the entire forest.
Ritual of Dedication and Commitment
As you sit in stillness, think about where you energy is currently being directed.
Make two columns on a piece of paper. On one side, list activities that you love, that energize you, the causes that nourish your soul. In the second column write down the activities that tend to be draining, that cause resentment or deplete your energies. Focus on the emotional language, how these pursuits feel when you think about them.
Out of the list of activities which nourish your passions, pick one to commit to. Make it simple, do-able and realistic. Although you may be all fired up to make a huge commitment, think into the future. Will you feel the same way in a week? In a month? In 6 months? If it truly ignites your soul, it will be effortless. If there is hesitation or it seems conditional, rethink the activity. This activity is a reflection of your life’s work, the reason you exist.
Write down your commitment and post it somewhere visible, where you will see it every day or share it with friends. When we put our passions “out there”, when we dedicate ourselves fully and completely to that which nourishes our soul, the Universe will conspire to assist us.
Dark Moon Blessings,