The moon is waning right now, and generally speaking, the waning moon is always a spectacular time for release. To amplify the energy, we’re currently in the last complete moon cycle of the year, as the moon cycle beginning on December 6, 2018, won’t end until January 4, 2019. This gives us an amazing opportunity to release whatever isn’t serving us so that we begin 2019 with fresh energy, ideas, and attitudes.
If you aren’t sure what you want to release, make a list or talk it out. What consistent patterns have affected your friendships or romantic relationships in negative ways? Is there an emotional state that you’re prone to that causes miscommunication more often than not? Do you tend to be stubborn, jealous, angry, apathetic, timid, anxious, or sad? What can you shift in your life to minimize toxic feelings and create more happiness, love, joy, and abundance? Do you usually keep your thoughts positive, or do you frequently think thoughts that are catty, self-deprecating, or judgmental?
You may want to focus on shedding those physical possessions that aren’t in your best interest to hang onto, also. Clearing clutter from our homes is an amazing way to revamp the energy and allow the space for new developments to take place. Hanging onto clothes that you haven’t worn in 2 years? Donate them to a charity that helps the needy (but do your homework first – some charities like Dress for Success, the Vietnam Veteran’s Association, and the Salvation Army are rated highly, but others are not) or even sell them if you prefer. But get them out of your space. And while you’re at it, go through the rest of your things as well.
Work with any of the following crystals to help you release all that doesn’t serve you.
- Smoky Quartz
- Black Obsidian
- Gold Sheen, Silver Sheen, and Rainbow Sheen Obsidian
- Heliodor (aka golden beryl)
- Golden Apatite
- Ocean Jasper
- Lithium Quartz
- Black Tourmaline
- Brown Tourmaline (aka dravite)
- Pink Tourmaline
- Red Tourmaline (aka rubellite)
- Black Kyanite
- Dendritic Chalcedony
- Moss Agate
- Petrified Wood
- Bloodstone (aka heliotrope)
- Prehnite with Epidote
- Dogtooth Calcite
Tomorrow is the full blood moon in Aquarius, and it’s the longest lunar eclipse this century. With the moon opposite the Leo sun, the primary focuses this eclipse are self-mastery, self-discovery, and relationships with others. Now’s the chance to rise above everything that you used to be and be everything that you’re meant to be.
There’s a final opportunity today and tomorrow to let things go before the new paradigm begins – DO IT. Dig in, pull the weeds, examine them if you have to. Work through the things that have been bothering you the past few days, months, years. Find those things that you’ve shoved down – that you haven’t wanted to process – and release them. If you do the heavy lifting now, you won’t have to carry any extra baggage into the new post-eclipse paradigm that’s beginning.
How to release? Love yourself first. Those things that you hated – they taught you some of your most valuable lessons. Unearth the shadow part of yourself, but give it just as much love and care as the shiny part of yourself. Accept those things that you regret and those things that you can’t change now. Know that you learned your lesson, and make a point to apply it going forward. Leave the rest behind.
The relationships that dissatisfied you – the times that you were hurt – the friendships that ended poorly – those were all catalysts to you being you. What did you learn? Take each thing that plagues you, that weighs on you, and assess it. What emotions are still attached to that event/person/situation? Have you truly moved on? Are you still carrying some of that hardness in your heart today? Find the lesson, forgive the person or situation, and let the rest go. Every single time.
It’ll seem impossible with some issues – some things are nearly unbearable, and it’s easy to think that no lesson came of a cruel or calculating situation. For those experiences, think of your strength – you made it through, and you’re here today. You’re not only here, but you’re reading, learning, and growing. You made it. You can be more and do more because of your experience, your perspective, and your story. Take the good of it – leave the rest behind. Every single time.
Emotions will come up, and they won’t always be pretty. Feel everything. Interact with it all. Try to resolve the pain by working through it rather than numbing it. Numbing it will only push it back down. . . . Find your way to process it all.
Do you journal? Great. Safely burn the pages when you’re done. Not a writer? Speak it. Talk to your best friend, your therapist or coach, your mirror, even your dog. It doesn’t matter whom. Get it out. Do you exercise? Go for a jog, hit the gym, or take a walk. Let the energy move through you as you feel it, and let yourself process e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. Any of these suggestions may feel like hard work. But they’re each worth it.
While you process things, stay grounded. Emotions are a lot harder to deal with when you’re not firmly planted on this Earth. If you need grounding tips, check out my recent article: https://bit.ly/2mLuMi6. Popular and easy-to-find grounding stones include black tourmaline, agate, jasper, smoky quartz, jet, onyx, petrified wood, and pyrite.
For help processing the emotions that arise, work with any of the following crystals and stones.
- Ocean jasper
- Spirit quartz
- Smoky quartz
- Lithium quartz
- Pink tourmaline
- Desert rose selenite
For extra assistance in releasing all that you can, check out my distance healing Blood Moon group session and other specials HERE.
The group session will be held on Friday, July 27, at 5:55 p.m. PDT, for $11.11 per person. My 1:1 specials are good through August 5, 2018.
One way or another, together or solo – let’s release the past.
Are you looking for an extra dose of self-confidence? Confidence is key for the best possible life experience, and the elevation of one’s confidence can propel one to new heights in relationships, career, and health. Crystals are an easy way to boost confidence, and you can work with them for that intent during meditation or just by placing them in your pocket or handbag.
Here are some wonderful crystals for self-confidence. There are plenty more out there, so if you have a crystal that makes you feel amazing about yourself, keep using it! Always go with your intuition first.
- Fire Agate
- Ocean Jasper
- Orange Aventurine
- Orange Calcite
- Petrified Wood
- Polychrome Jasper
- Red Jasper
- Tiger’s Eye
- Yellow Aventurine
- Yellow Calcite