The New Moon is traditionally the time for planting the seeds of a new intention, a dream, or beginning a new project. And this New Moon is the first one of the new astrological year. This is the New Moon of Aries, first sign of the zodiac, first New Moon after the Vernal Equinox, time for new beginnings and initiating long-term changes.
My astrologer friend Rhea Wolf suggests a little New Moon magic for tonight that I believe will be in a beautiful alignment with our Artist’s Way work.
“As the harbinger of budding life and the return of light,” she writes, “it is a most powerful time to set intentions for the whole year. On the night of the New Moon, light a candle and let yourself connect with your desires and dreams. Then write down the things you’d like to challenge yourself to accomplish in the coming year. Be bold. Be brave. And be clear with your words. Aries is the warrior sign and so does really well with goals and objectives; a target to hit. Once you’ve written down your personal intentions, you might want to make some offerings of food or herbs by putting a plate outside or by burning them. Keep your intentions in a special place or hang them up to remind yourself of these promises made to yourself.”
I love that we started our Artist’s Way journey on the previous New Moon. One lunation into our journey now, we are well underway. How are you doing?
I can see that these discussions of the crazymakers and difficult people in our current lives are not generating as much response as when we considered the monsters from our past. Is it because they are more immediate and complicated? Or maybe you don’t really have this problem. If you don’t, you are blessed indeed.
I certainly did, the first time I went through this. I have gotten much more vigilant about who I allow into my inner circles, but there are some people we really can’t avoid and it has been my experience that I have to stay on my toes or else I can all too easily get caught up in their dramas. Which causes me to lose track of my own focus.
If you’re still not sure who might be a crazymaker in your life, just keep in mind they might be a egotistical boss, an overbearing parent, a needy friend, a stubborn spouse. Here are some of the signs:
Crazymakers break promises and destroy schedules. Julia writes, “They show up two days early for your wedding and expect to be waited on hand and foot. They rent a vacation cabin larger and more expensive than the one agreed upon and then expect you to foot the bill.”
Crazymakers expect special treatment. “They suffer a wide panoply of mysterious ailments that require care and attention whenever you have a deadline looming – or anything else that draws your attention from the crazymaker’s demands. The crazymaker cooks her own special meal in a house full of hungry children – and does nothing to feed the kids. The crazymaker is too upset to drive right after he has vented enormous verbal abuse on the heads of those around him. ‘I am afraid Daddy will have a heart attack,’ the victim starts thinking, instead of, ‘How do I get this monster out of my house?’”
Crazymakers discount your reality. Although they may pretend to hear and care about your needs, they will violate them anyway. They’re the people who “call you at midnight or 6 a.m. saying ‘I know you asked me not to call you at this time, but …’ or ‘I know you’re on a deadline, but this will only take a minute…’
Yes, I know this kind of analysis of our relationships is not so much fun, but it is important. Can you stand just a little bit more tomorrow?