New Moon, Season, Year
Welcome in the New // 9.19.22
A new + beautiful way to experience Mondays
May I release old worries. May I release old fears. May I release attachment to fear and worry.
This mettā asks for a separation from fear and worry.
Consider worry. There’s always something we worry on and on about as almost a habit, a little thing that makes us anxious without our even noticing. Pick one of those worries, or one of those fears, and exhale it. Release it. And then, release your attachment. You don’t need these worries or fears to be a whole human. You can let them go, even if only for a moment or an hour or a day.
May you release your old worries and old fears. They do not make you you.
So glad you’re here.
*in honor the New Year, I will take next Monday off from Monday Mettā. See you in two weeks!
Intuitive Tarot Card Reading
Use your intuition to guide you to a specific card below. Choose the card with the crystal on it that calls to you.At the end of this newsletter, you’ll see the cards flipped over, with a reading for each one. The card that you choose here will have your reading for the week.
Card 1: Clear Quartz Choose this card if you’re looking for a message about clarity.
Card 2: Snowflake Obsidian Choose this card if you’re looking for help processing a mistake you recently made.
Card 3: Dalmatian Jasper Choose this card if you’re looking for balance.
Wait to scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter until you’ve chosen your card!
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A New Moon, a New Season, and a New Year
A new friend of mine (we are pen pals!) recently shared with me her practice of slowing down every quarter, during the equinoxes and solstices. She takes time off, connects with nature, trying to gauge what her body and mind need for the upcoming season. After reading Seed to Dust by Marc Hamer, which also chronicles time based on seasons, I’ve become inspired to do the same as my friend. Interestingly enough, I already mark the quarters of the year, just not deliberately.
A tradition of mine over the past few years has been to go to Acadia National Park, camping there for a few nights during the Jewish New Year, which not coincidentally always falls on or around the Autumnal Equinox and the fall’s first New Moon. Instinctively practicing what my ancestors did on purpose (allowing the natural world to help usher in a New Season or Year), I’ve been bringing in the New Year surrounded by falling leaves, cool evenings outside, and the sound of the ocean as I sleep, experiencing the interconnectedness of my body with this Earth.
As a Jew who also celebrates Christmas, I am also always conscious of the Winter Solstice, perhaps with a little more consumerism sprinkled in than in my ancestors day. Still, the season is about light and dark, celebration and contemplation. Springtime Equinox happens to fall on or near the birthdays of a few loved ones, which always reminds me of renewal. In the summer, my wedding anniversary is just days after the June Solstice, which we always celebrate.
But I’m beginning to take more deliberate time for myself on these four days each year. I’ve requested time off from my work, decided to practice yoga those weeks instead of teach it, and will welcome in some solo quiet time to tune in to what my needs may be for the next 90 days.
This year, the Equinox occurs on the 22nd in the Americas and on the 23rd in Europe. The start of the Jewish New Year is sundown on the 25th, and the New Moon is the 25th, as well. Whether you celebrate your New Year this weekend or are simply celebrating the newness of the season, I wish for you to feel connected: to you own intentions, desires, and motivations; to your loved ones and community; to the wild Earth we are joined with.
May your next year be sweet 🍯
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Your Tarot Reading, Revealed!
Card 1: Clear Quartz // Six of Cups
If you’re looking for clarity, clarity is measured in this card by the rising sun, symbolizing conscious awareness. But, this is also a time to reflect. This is a child-like card (note the joyful kids riding on a unicorn!), and part of your clarity will be in looking at your past. But don’t delve too deep into the yucky stuff! Keep it light—provide your adult brain with memories of moments of true, childlike joy. These moments will remind you that you can take that joy and help it clarify what’s muddled up today.
Card 2: Snowflake Obsidian // Nine of Wands
You’re really judging yourself, and you don’t need to. Although you missed the mark, made a mistake, or failed at something, it isn’t worth taking yourself to task over. This card is reminding you to balance your thoughts and perspective (note the black and white wolves horizontally, the sun and the moon vertically, the four wands on either side of the figure), taking the long view here. We make far more mistakes than we don’t, and as you probably know, mistakes and failure are the only way we learn what doesn’t work for us. Depending on your mistake, you have a probably already been forgiven by everyone but yourself!
Card 3: Dalmatian Jasper // King of Swords
Find someone who knows more than you and ask them how they do it! This card is reminding you that you need a mentor, someone who is good at taking time off, time for themselves, or focusing on work during only work hours. Don’t just find yourself a mentor who is good at keeping busy! Buddy up to someone who you admire for living a balanced life. Remember: a balanced life is not the same as being able to juggle a busy life.