Welcome to the energy of July as we let go of Mercury Retrograde (yay!!!) and begin to focus on what is calling our hearts.
This new moon in Gemini on the 9th is the perfect time for setting intentions and planting the seeds for your new, creative projects that will blossom fully in the Fall. Most of my work is around the energy as the moon builds to fullness, but there is great purpose in taking time when the moon is new to open to the receptive divine feminine energies available at this time and to yield to their creative callings. This is a powerful time to awaken your dreams and allow those things you love to do to have their say. Letting yourself have "free time" to express yourself creatively will help to illuminate your path when you get back to the tasks of the day. Today, I worked in the garden, cleaning up, watering, and planting. It felt a bit like playing hooky, but my heart sang being out in the warm weather and puttering around in the soil. Do what your soul leads you to do. Allow yourself to be guided...it will be so rewarding if you do.
The members of our larger soul family, in the physical and in the unseen, are now coming together. Travel has begun to open up in many countries, and on the 12th with Mercury in Gemini, influenced by Jupiter in Aquarius, the gathering of our larger community of allies and friends will begin to come together, both physically and in dreams. It is time, once again to joyously embrace these connections.
As with most new beginnings, things may feel a bit awkward. The time we've spent alone, separate from others, has allowed us to experience ourselves more deeply. It has made us more sensitive to subtle energies, whether we know it or not. Our intuition and deeper levels of consciousness have been activated over the past year and a half, and we must now integrate our growth.
Mars has been weak in Cancer for the past month, and many of you have mentioned feeling rather tired, and maybe unmotivated to make or be consistent with lifestyle changes you know would help you be healthier and more productive. My day usually begins early, but I’ve noticed there have been mornings lately where getting out of bed has been challenging...my body feels sluggish and my head rather fuzzy. It’s helpful to know there is a reason for this...it’s as if collectively we’ve been moving through sludge. Once I get myself out of bed and focused on my day, things lift, but the tendency for lacking motivation will be with us until the 20th when Mars then goes into Leo and the energy will pick up exponentially. Saturn is continuing to be afflicted by Rahu, which has put a damper on our dreams and plans. The best practice for this particular week is to be patient, methodical and, committed...like butterflies released from the confines of our restrictions, it is time to test the waters of our desires for creativity, our heart's yearnings, and opening to more unlimited possibilities. It’s not time to let the delays derail you. There is something deeper within you, within us all, awakening...our forward motion is not impeded, it's just the unbounded energy we yearn for that propels us is not quite there...yet. But, we must trust and have faith that there is right timing in this process...that our desires and dreams can be more than longings. It’s time to trust and begin...even when we walk in the shadows.
Mantras to chant during times of change...
Ganesh Mantra - To remove obstacles
Ganesh protects you and brings wisdom and support during times of change. Chant this mantra using a mala bead necklace, chanting the mantra 108 times daily. This practice is called japa.
Mantra: Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha
Phonetic Spelling: Om Gung (rhymes with "rung") Gana-pat-ta-yay Na-ma-ha
Gayatri Mantra - aka: The Savitri Mantra - For protection and purification
This highly revered mantra comes from the Rig Veda and is dedicated to Savitir, a sun deity. It can be chanted for protection and purification and to align oneself with the divine feminine principle.
Chanting any mantra 108 times a day using a Mantra Bead Necklace (a practice known as japa) is a wonderful form of spiritual practice and brings many blessings. Using a necklace in sandalwood is powerful because the vibration of the mantra is transferred into the sandalwood, infusing the necklace with the mantra and when worn, blesses you throughout the day.
Mantra: Om Bhur Bhuvah Suvaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodaya
Phonetic Spelling: Om Bhoor Bhoo-va Su- va-ha Tat Sa-vee-toor Var-ayn- yam Bar-go Day-vas-ya Dhee- ma-hee Dhee-yo Yo Nah Pra- cho-da-yaat
Saraswati Mantra - For creativity and intuition
Saraswati devi is the Goddess of speech, arts, music, and mind power and it is believed that she revealed language to humankind. She is depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in white, an expression of purity. She sits on a white swan, representing knowledge and truth. Her four hands holding the veena, symbolizing creativity and art, a book known as the vedas, a mala showing the power of meditation, and a pot of sacred water symbolizing rejuvenation and purifying powers.
Mantra: Om Saraswati Devye Namaha
Phonetic: Om Sara-swa-tea Dave-yay Na-ma-ha
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🕉 Coming soon!
Private Readings with Robin...for those of you who desire to deepen and open to your life's calling.❤️
🕉 Scott Hague's artwork is available on his website now! We showed you his new Saraswati print during our Mantra Mondays and it's pictured behind the altar above! That one and others +
beautiful photographic prints are now available for purchase in a variety of formats -
check out his website at www.scotthague.com. We'll have more about his
artwork during our Full Moon Altar Ceremony coming up this month!
Join us for Mantra Mondays next week, Monday, July 12th
Come with your questions this coming Monday...we'll be doing a live Q&A!!!
I hope you're loving my blogs as much as I love writing them. Like most creatives, I work alone, listening to my inner voice. It would be so nice to hear from others, like you! So please, leave your comments below and any questions or thoughts you might have. Also, let me know what you would like to hear more about from Michael and me!!
Until next time, continue to shine brightly!