Sacred Self Care Guide for June 2018 from Rising River Wisdom School
In all the worlds’ mythology and culture, there have been wisdom keepers, those who looked to the natural and the hidden worlds as a guide for life on earth. Within these seekers are stargazers, who ascribe meaning to the “stars” and their movements through the solar system.
Though Earth’s Moon is no star, it reflects the brightest light we can see in the night sky. Its phases are a part of human consciousness, and its movements affect systems on earth and sea. When we align our activities to the Moon’s cycles we find a greater connection to both our bodies and intuitive wisdom. Read on for some self care wisdom inspired by the new moon.
Rising River Wisdom School is an immersive program for those looking to step into their own power and carry wisdom for themselves and the world around them. Below you will find some Sacred Self Care insight for June from Rising River Wisdom School’s incredible teachers – we’ve got you covered for setting intentions with the upcoming new moon, to seeking insight from animal guides, plant medicine to oracle readings, plus lots of guidance for mindfully navigating the world with your vibrant well-being in focus.
New Moon Wisdom from Michelle Prentiss:
New Moon in Gemini Wednesday June 13th 12:43 PM PDT
The Sign Gemini’s “Ruling“ planet is Mercury- so named after the Roman God of Messages, Communication, Commerce, and Travelers. The energetic style of Gemini seeks to make connections and values information and movement, variety and experience. Our New Moon this month is an interesting lunation in that it makes no “important” aspects to planets this time. Instead, we have the New Moon / Sun’s ruler Mercury doing all the “ interacting”. The fast moving planet is out of bounds in its orbit, too. This is telling and puts EXTRA emphasis on new and innovate ways of “connecting the dots” between our thoughts and ideas, data and hypothesis, our opinions and others.
Mercury is currently in the watery and emotional sign of Cancer, bringing an overall cast of nostalgia, sensitivity and compassion to the week. We also have a tight and friction filled connection to the “ wounded healer” Chiron in Aries and stern taskmaster Saturn in Capricorn. Fortunately, there’s also a positive beam from Mercury to Uranus in Taurus. It’s possible we may not want to speak our truth for fear of being hurt; but communicating carefully and sensitively is key to expressing ourselves as well as receiving another’s expression.
Try not to take things personally and attempt to see from a new perspective now - this will help mitigate misunderstandings. Don’t retreat either, another common defense when things get sensitive, you can have a breakthrough this week if you allow space for your pain to be healed with understanding. On June 15th, Mercury opposes Saturn. Again, it’s essential to take responsibility for our decisions and get realistic about the plans we make. Try to avoid being overly critical- all the facts aren’t really in yet.
Typically on a New Moon we sow the seeds for new ventures and external manifestation of our dreams and ideas. This New Moon however is surrounded by outer planets in retrograde motion including Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto with Neptune retrograde June 18th and Mars June 26th (both are now in their shadow retrograde period) Retrograde periods give an internal focus to our manifestations. Our minds, thoughts, emotions and communications are open for new understanding and insights, on this New Moon it’s time to bring these tools inward and perform a personal housecleaning of any thoughts, emotions or communications that you wish to purge.
Now is the time to integrate what you “know and think” with what you “feel and see”. Breakthroughs in awareness and insight occur and new ways of being can be born when we make these connections within and dream a new dream for ourselves. Make New Moon Wishes on Wednesday around releasing hurt or miscommunications and gaining insight in the area where you have Gemini in your chart.