Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Imbolc! Happy New Moon in Aquarius!
Wow.- so much energy abounds, so much to celebrate.
We are roughly half way to the Spring Equinox. According the Farmer’s Almanac, our half way date is 2/3.
So many cultures celebrate the move into Spring, a time of growth.
Chinese custom has us refraining from cleaning today as not to sweep away prosperity. This is the year of the Water Tiger. The Tiger carries the energy of strength and courage. It is said to be a prosperous year under the energy of the Water Tiger. The element of water brings flow to our lives. Water calls us inward (Winter yin water) and water calls us outward (Tiger yang water). As we move towards Spring, we are called to move like water and flow to where we desire to go. Move like water, steady, forward with a nurturing softness for yourself and others. As we come to Spring Equinox, the Element of Spring will move to Wood, a time of growth.
In order to harness the energy of the Water Tiger, think about where you can be brave and call on your courage to move closer to your desires? Who do you need to ask for support? What do you need to feel in order to move forward? What 2-3 tasks can you do now to prepare you for growth as we move into Spring? This is not a time to sit still, this is a time to move like water.
Another celebration of Spring is Imbolc. Imbolc, a Gaelic festival celebrating Saint Brigid’s Day marks the move towards Spring. We begin to wake up from the sleepy Winter as days grow longer. The seeds of Spring lay deep within the Earth and they are called forward to begin their journey of growth. Here we are called to celebrate our own beautiful gifts. This is a celebration of the element of fire. Release into the fire and allow it to create the nourishment you need for new beginnings. In this tradition, today is a lovely day to clean your home of the energy of Winter.
I love that one tradition calls us to not clean and the other calls us to clean our homes. No matter what you choose to celebrate, the message weaved through the times of the coming of Spring is that of hope, joy and new beginnings. I call you to notice your beautiful gifts of hope and joy, letting them feed your soul as you determine what you are ready to start anew. There is never one path for all. You create your path with each step. Celebrate!
And finally, we sit under a New Moon in Aquarius today. Aquarius connects us to the future so this is a lovely time to re-plant/plant those new seeds of your desires. The energy is also about commitment - daily routine, maybe? Walk around your home and appreciate what you already have versus focusing on what you don’t. Then, set a plan to manifest the prosperity of this year. Think outside of the box on your next steps, again, calling in the courage of this year.
I feel like January was a whirlwind in which I struggled to get grounded. I am using this week to refocus on my daily routines to manifest greater prosperity and fullness in my life. Get spicy, sassy, move with ease, like water. Make your way dear one. Make your way!
And, of course, I am always here to support you in moving forward. Join me to come into the energy of your home and your heart. I am here for guidance to connect to you to your beautiful life.