According to astrologers, mystics, shamans, and natural healers of the world, this is a powerful week.
Today is a Blue Moon, tomorrow Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and Sunday, two powerful planets will square off. Coupled with Venus' recent dance around the Sun, it looks like a spectacle of cosmic energies are being showered on earth.
Are you feeling it yet? Here's the scoop:
Today's new moon in Gemini, is actually a Blue Moon, which doesn't mean that I fully understand what that means, except for the fact that two of my favorite astrologers Astrotwins say its all good and powerful. To celebrate the special energy that moon of rebirth and regeneration is sending our way and take advantage of a rare opportunity, I was recommended a bath that I want to share. See it after the jump.
Tomorrow is Summer Solstice which is celebrated all over the world with century old rituals. The world solstice comes from Latin, sol, meaning sun and stice, standing still so take the time to stand still at some point and acknowledge the changing of the seasons. There are probably local celebrations all over. But, if you are a brave heart and are in New York City and, come to Times Square for a full on yoga class. I am taking the 12:30 Bikram class being taught by the Bikram's wife, Rajashree Choudhury, a yoga guru in her own right. Still time to sign-up.
Sunday it's on! Astrotwins also say that something about Uranus squaring off in Pluto and it can only mean that serious changes will be happening until next March!
Believing in something you cannot see or prove with science, such as love, God, the stars, takes a leap of faith and I think courage. I think it was Kierkegaard who first coined the term leap of faith. This week may be calling earthlings to pay attention to a cosmos with an eye toward the stars.
New Moon ritual for today or no more than two days after today:
Water to your temperature preference
Sit in the tub and meditate for at least 30 minutes on the things that you want to leave you life, the stuff you want to leave behind. If it helps to imagine stuffing a garbage bag with all the stuff is weighing you down, do it. Go through all the situations, relationships, emotions, perspectives, or ideas that no longer serve you. Then, when you are ready, drain the tup. As the water goes down the drain, so do the things that are keeping you from flying. So says my friend. If you don't have a tub, spread the sea salt, stand on it and shower.