Welcoming the Time of the Dark Moon

When I woke up this morning, it was a whopping 18F outside my window. Brrr.

This cold weather made me think about the dark moon that is approaching us.

A dark moon is a great time for inner work. The deep energies are there to assist us. It’s appropriate to dig down into the psyche and weed out any negative thoughts we may have lurking within us. Lady Luna’s black surface is like a psychic magnet, drawing unto herself any and all negative things we toss away from ourselves.

Because of this, the dark moon is a time for cleansing. It’s also the time for us to take a much-needed break from the mundane tasks that fill our lives.

Dark moon energy is appropriate for meditation and quiet focus on our goals and dreams. Spend some quality time in silence, reflecting on your life and where you are headed…where you want to be. Allow yourself to daydream and cocoon yourself in your thoughts.

The moon gives us this space to self-embrace.

To welcome this time of the month, light some incense to clear the air in your space, and light a black candle. The color black absorbs negativity and cleanses the space around it. Any incense is appropriate. I personally enjoy the scent of Nag Champa. To me, the scent complements the darkness.

No matter what you do or don’t do at this moon time, acknowledge that the moon is still up there, somewhere, looking down at us behind her dark veil.

Release any fears you may have regarding the dark moon. Lady Luna needs her rest, and she is giving us permission to do the same.

Close your eyes and breathe in the calming darkness.

Peace.

Photo credit: aquasoul.com

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