Sunday, March 27, 2016

The New Moon in Aries - Planting the Seeds of Wise Intention

"In order to have a closer relationship to nature, we plant our seeds, our intentions, when the moon is 'new' and nourish them as the moon grows into fullness. It’s also a really potent time for setting intentions, astrologically speaking. If the astrology isn’t really your thing, just think acknowledging the New Moon as a way of syncing with nature." Chris Maddox,  Wild Woman Project

As I write this, I am contemplating the details and content of the very first Wild Woman Moon Circle that I will be leading on April 8th after graduating from the leadership training through the Wild Woman Project. This months theme is all about taking action, managing conflicts well, and activating the Wise Warrior archetype within; because the new moon will be in Aries. Aries is a masculine energy-driven sign. Its energy can be impulsive, aggressive, and hot-tempered. The ruling planet of Aries is Mars, which often signifies the energy of conflict. For this reason, this month's theme is all about activating the Wise Warrior archetype that lives within.

By embracing the "Wise Warrior" archetype, we can go deeper to discover what in our lives is worth fighting for...and then seek out inner guidance to find the path that makes it possible to fight for those things in a way that is wise, thoughtful, and heart-centered. Through visualizations, we will explore our own inner-landscapes, journal our discoveries, and then share what comes up in a safe and sacred space. As I contemplate the theme for the New Moon in Aries, I must also think about my own life and what I feel is worth fighting for. For me, the things worth fighting for will always be love, the path to freedom, independence, self-expression, and self-possession; to be whole, fully alive, and creatively expressive in this life. These are all so important to me, and definitely worth fighting for...even if it means going against the grain and undoing self-defeating patterns.

So now I ask this question of you...

What is worth fighting for in your life, and what will you do to make sure that you can achieve what you desire in a way that is wise, thoughtful, and heart-centered?

For this new moon, I invite you to contemplate this question and let your inner-guidance lead you to discovering the answer.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Circling to Hold Space for One Another

When women gather in circle, it is done in the spirt of holding space for one another in a non-judgmental safe environment; where they can be themselves in their most natural state of being, and to be expressive about whatever shows up for them as they begin to connect mind-to-heart. As we strive to be fully alive, and fully ourselves, we assert that we will no longer allow ourselves to live as only a shade of who we really are inside because it is displeasing to another. To circle is to support this assertion as a sisterhood of women who build each other up, and not tear each other down.

Aligning with Lunar Cycles

The purpose of aligning with Lunar cycles is a symbolic one. The Moon symbolizes feminine energy, which is luminous and magnetic. When we circle, we do so to nurture the sacred feminine in all women; individually and as a collective. Through the Moon, we learn about lunar cycles and how it mirrors the creative process. By understanding these cycles, we can see our lives in a way that allows us to mirror the cycles of waxing and waning for personal growth and renewal. It is truly a beautiful experience. 

Next New Moon Circle - April 8th!

For the New Moon in Aries

Astrological patterns for March 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

On Becoming Self Possessed

"No matter what comes, joy or shit or anything in between, you won't let it destroy you. That's what being self-possessed means" --Rachel Alexandria--

What does it mean to be a self-possessed woman? To me, it means having enough love for self to avoid unhealthy people, places, and things. It sounds easy enough until the heart becomes involved.  When the heart and head begin to be in conflict with each other, the earth begins to shake from beneath us. It's in those moments when we forge the strength of our character, the place where we walk through the fire to become more whole on the other side. This is a dark place of uncertainty where we all walk in faith knowing that somehow everything will be OK after all has been said and done starting with the first step, and starting from Day 1.

If you find yourself in such a place, my intention for you, is that you find grace somehow within yourself to do the right things that will bring peace to your aching hearts. Be still often enough to hear inner guidance calling. Don't be afraid.

Dancing to "That Fever" by Davidge
Posted by Suzette Monique on Saturday, March 5, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Dancing for the Powerful New Moon in Pisces Coming March 8th - A time for spirituality and creativity!

Dancing for the New Moon in Pieces 2016
A dance in celebration of the New Moon on March 8th, 2016. It is the New Moon in Pisces. A time for spirituality, and creativeness! Song "Tides" by Eivor (Loving her music!)