Equinox New Moon 2020: Dancing with Uncertainty
With the full-stop arrival of COVID-19, so much has happened in our collective experience in just one Moon cycle. How are you doing today? For many, the best we can do is to take things day by day, moment by moment, breath by breath.
The Earth and all of life are in a pivotal, massive moment of recalibration.
The Vernal Equinox last Thursday reminded us that true balance happens just twice, in Spring and Fall, and yet during the other 363 days/year, we continue to seek equilibrium. This seeking is a dance between our light and our shadows. It can feel like chaos. No rhythm. Not sure who’s leading or who’s following.
And still, we’ve been preparing for this moment. Our ancestors have prepared us for this moment. They knew how to survive and be resilient. And how do I know this for sure?
Because we’re still here. And we have each other.
And now, Aries Season has arrived. Something courageous and new is dancing itself into being.
First, on Dancing with Fear:
“You cannot chase fear out. You can only bring love in.” Liz Gilbert, in her beautiful message on Insight Timer (which you can listen to here), suggests that we write a love letter to our fear from our own loving, vibrant Wise One. What words of comfort do you need to tell yourself? I’m adding this to my Daily Practice, which includes a list of 10 things I’m grateful for and now a short love letter to my fear (which is present on the regular at this moment).
- Share. Hoarding comes from fear. It stops the flow of energy. Ironically, it makes things worse and less safe (especially for the one hoarding). What might you be tightly clinging to right now that would actually benefit from a looser grip? Where in your life do you have extra that you could share with someone in need?
Next, on Dancing with Aries
- Aries rules self-discovery. What do you already know about your own resilience? We can do hard things. Write about a time when you overcame great adversity.
- Aries reflects our “Warrior Nature.” This warrior can be angry and selfish -and- courageous and resilient. Which aspects of your own inner warrior do you choose to embrace today?
Aries reinforces our independence. At a time that yearns for our interdependence, what’s authentic for you about your own experience? Sometimes we might feel like we have to have it all together before we show up for others. Or that we shouldn’t feel grief or fear or despair because so many other people are suffering. Please put these ‘shoulds’ aside, just for today, and write about what’s true for you. Your unique experience is part of the whole and deserves all the love, attention and support you can find (from yourself and others).
Finally, on Dancing with Each Other
Besides stepping outside, scheduling your days with lots of face time and simply being-with your emotions, here are a few other ways to take care of yourself and each other:
- Mental Health. If you are seriously concerned about your own mental health or that of someone close to you, you can call the Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255. Check out this statement from Mental Health Colorado.
- Facts. Keep yourself rooted in the facts. Your state and local public health departments are working hard and deserve some love! The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment updates this site regularly.
- Volunteer and Donate. So many options here! I’m focused on food insecurity and domestic/intimate partner violence. Two great resources in Colorado are Hunger Free Colorado for food resources, and the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, who will continue to do all they can to support the increasing isolation of survivors and their children while prioritizing the safety of their visitors, volunteers and employees.
Moon Magic Monthly is free! Join our monthly virtual journaling circle for intention-setting, magic-making and even more guided journal prompts at each New Moon. Go here to find out about our next M3.
I will continue to offer my Transformational Coaching services on a sliding scale as long as I am able. And we’re running a marathon, to be sure, so contact me for more information on how I can support you through the process.
We are strong. We are tender. We are human. We are
Let’s keep dancing.
We got this.