[New Moon in Aries 5D Business Initiations] Who are you?
Blessings, greetings, April showers of love on those who come to sit some time in my little corner of the vast world wide web. I am called to do something different and new with my "blog," starting today.
I will be sharing more of my journey as a shamanic initiate and an indigo starseed unfurling into my truest self, through the daily work and play of a mama, galactic channel, and astrological business guide.
Up until now my blog posts have been strictly about business but I love writing and so I will be sharing more of my story and my journey for those who wish to read it. I feel like I should mention that while writing this, I am listening to System of a Down "Aerials," a band I used to love years ago.
One of the things that was happening over the Mercury retrograde in Aries these past few weeks was a lot of old music that I used to love but stopped listening to because of religious and other reasons (I'll get into that another time!) kept popping into my head. One was "I would for you," literally my favorite song of all time - and I seemed to have completely forgot about it. Suddenly out of nowhere the other week, I was sitting on the couch with the babies and started singing it. Felt so amazing to listen to it again, this time with my babies.
Mercury retrograde is kind of like a time portal, where our subconscious mind takes over and that's why everyone kind of wigs out. It's because our rational, right side of the brain is no longer the dominant force of our communications activities for the retrograde period. Instead, the unpredictable and often less-convenient shadowy aspects of our communications, thought processes, and mind is at the forefront.
I love it because all the things that are hidden below the surface come out, and we dream a lot about our past and think about people and things that we buried away because we need to be rational and in control of our minds. But retrograde times are times for us to access the wavelengths and state of mind that is normally running in the background.
I wanted to share with you some of the themes and breakthrough's I experienced during the retrograde cycle so that you can also reflect back on yours and see what the Universe was making with you. We are co-creators and everything that happens to us is also us happening to the Universe. Reflecting on the Mercury retrograde cycle after the fact (Mercury stationed direct early this morning) is a really helpful practice for integrating and evolving onto your next phase of consciousness and mind-setting.
Major themes of my recent Mercury retrograde in Aries cycle:
1. Self-identity & Names
Aries is the sign of the self, the identity, and the persona that we share with the world. The ascendant sign is associated with Aries and the first house, and it is how we appear to the world. It's the vehicle (physical) that our soul chose to employ for this journey through life this time around. I've had so many physical changes over the past few months, including a major haircut from long to short hair (a second one during the rx) and dying my hair a few times as well (it's now a light brown with some lilac pieces).
One of the most special experiences during the rx was learning who my power animals are. I was guided to start working with the Medicine cards by a very special energy worker who told me I am a member of the crystal soul group. I was delighted and surprised by some of the animals that showed up, and overall just feeling amazing knowing who they are and how they each guide and help me. I am offering readings for animal totems and custom made elixirs for the animal spirits as well.
Along the same note, my magical name was revealed to me, as were those of my kids and husband. Mine is Celestiel Fawn, and this name is the name through which I channel and work with the cosmic forces most potently. I still go by my birth name Daphna, but we each have a magical name that is an expression of our soul's chosen calling and powers. My husband and I have also started using our babies' magical names - Bradyn (our son, Naftali who is turning 4 in May) and Clover (our daughter, Adele, turning 3 in August). The kids absolutely love their names and agreed to be called by them! So cute.
Right at the beginning of the Mercury retrograde phase, I found an old painting at my father's house that my college roommate made for me. It's a painting of the scene from Alice in Wonderland in which Alice is talking to the caterpillar and he asks her, "who are you?" But instead of the blonde-haired Disney Alice, it's a portrait of me. This painting was really special for me because my whole life I had a really hard time knowing who I truly am. As a gemini sun native with strong Neptunian energies on my chart (sun in 12th, Neptune opposite ascendant, Pisces MC) I always felt undefined. I always felt kind of invisible, and actually a lot of times people would bump into me because I did not take up space.
It's taken me about 33 years (I'll be 33 in May) to feel like I know who I am, at least more than not :). This Mercury retrograde period felt like an accelerated growth phase for me. All the things about myself that I wasn't sure about have come to crystallization. I know that I am a shamaness, I know that I am a witch, an indigo, and a starseed.
I've been given so much clarity and support through various messages and signs over the past few weeks that all began with a demand from my spirit guides right at the beginning of the RX period. I was driving and had enough not feeling fully supported and "on point" with my path and mission. For a long time I have been in the astrology business but I wanted to know that I am fully supported by all the forces in this work I am creating. I demanded 3x to be shown my path, my truth, my exact teachers and mission. And they really did come through!!!
Everything surged into my awareness that I needed. I began finding resources and people who I have been searching for to help me to really manifest my visions and serve in the ways I desire. I unfollowed and tuned out anything that did not feed my soul and that made a huge difference. I called in the support I needed. I tuned into myself.
What shifted within myself and my reality is beyond words. But everything will be expressed in my offerings, services, and this journal over time especially this angel number year for me.
I AM SO GRATEFUL!
2. Plastic Purge
One of the biggest themes of the Mercury RX phase has been reducing plastic in my home. Our kids are going to a Waldorf school (a longtime dream/goal of mine since before becoming a mama) and one of the values of the philosophy is to give the kids natural materials to play with. We decided to replace all plastic and synthetic toys in our home with wood, silk, and other natural materials. The change has been absolutely beautiful on all levels.
Before the switch, our kids showed no interest at all in their toys. I would always say, "why don't you play with your legos?" but they were just totally not into them. It's like day and night now with their new toys. We got them wooden blocks, playsilks, natural dolls made with organic felt and cotton, and they play with their toys with so much joy and wonder.
Getting rid of the plastic toys (I donated them to a local charity) created a ripple effect. When touching the kids' new toys, I felt such a difference in the energy of the items. Plastic is inorganic and is not a good conductor of energy. In fact, the reason the kids were not interested in their plastic toys was because plastic is really dead. Wood, cotton, linen, silk, and found items such as seashells, rocks, gems, and felt feel alive. You can just feel the difference. So I started noticing how much plastic I have around me and I started looking into alternatives.
I switched our toothbrushes to natural bamboo brushes (still have nylon bristles, but as far as I am aware there are no 100% plastic free brushes on the market, yet) and our shower curtain to a plastic free cloth one that doesn't get mildewy. We started sorting through all of our belongings to see what we could replace with organic materials, such as plastic cups and bowls, tupperware, etc.
I actually hated the book "the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" because it seemed to fetishize the act of dumping your unwanted junk. I think it would be much more helpful to focus on buying things that are biodegradable and less harmful to the planet. We are now switching to compostable garbage bags, reusable food wrap, and trying to buy foods in bulk to avoid as much plastic packaging as we can. I borrowed the book "Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!" by Michael SanClements from the library and I really enjoy it because it's not about going 100% plastic-free - that would be nearly impossible - but it's about reducing our waste and being conscious about the plastics we consume and throw away.
I love this change and am continuing to learn about recycling and alternatives to plastic. It's been refreshing and also feels so much better to know that I am hopefully lessening my contribution to pollution.
As an Indigo, I am extremely disturbed about the current state of our environment and especially the ocean (cancer rising). I often feel enraged, saddened, and totally debilitated by the scenes of pollution across our beautiful planet. But the daily changes we are making are my ways of channeling my passions into actions that can really make a difference. I also started a small magical activism group on Facebook in which we are coming together to talk about political, social, and environmental issues that concern us and practicing conscious magic (a la Starhawk) to effect changes across dimensions.
3. Grounding & Rhythm
As I mentioned before, one major change I made this Mercury RX was to unfollow a lot of social media accounts and generally spend less time on Facebook. I did this instinctively, I would simply unfollow anyone who I felt I should. I didn't let emotions get in the way, I just trusted my gut. Some of the people I unfollowed were close friends or people I really love, but I trusted myself. I knew that I needed a lot of space and that too much of my feed was full of business-oriented information. I started seeing posts from old friends and people who I hadn't heard from in so long because of the algorithm (FB will show you more of whoever you interact with, such as groups). It was really nourishing to me and gave me that space to just be.
Establishing a daily rhythm was a huge gift for my whole family that I also started implementing much more consciously during the RX. I created a template on Canva that I fill in daily with the astrological energy of the day, my daily intention, the meals, activities, and responsibilities for the day, etc. It's been amazing with the kids too because they really like to know what's on the day's rhythm and it helps all of us to be more grounded. As a stay at home work at home mom of two knowing what's next (as opposed to waking up when the kids do, making breakfast on the fly, and thinking of things to keep them busy in real time) has been life-changing!!!
I also started creating a monthly theme in which I honor a specific goal or desire of mine for a full month. I am totally multi-passionate and have so much that I want to learn, do, and experience. I realized that I was not really honoring any of my desires by trying to do it all at once. So now I choose a theme for the month (this month's is Waldorf parenting) and go all out with that focus, so whenever I have free time or a chance to read or do research, etc. I focus on that specific goal for my life.
This is new but it's helped me to manage my energy, because usually I read 20 books at a time all about different topics and I end up not going deep with them. I'll share updates on how this works out in the long run!
4. Business changes
I was directed by my business guides to reconfigure my monthly business breakthrough membership, which is now only $27 a month. This change has felt amazing and so much more aligned! I love the inner circle sistars!
I switched from Infusionsoft to Mailchimp and it's working out pretty neatly! It was a long-time source of stress for me and now I am opting for more simple and managable choices in business and life.
I put tons of energy and love into my long-neglected Instagram and have been loving it! So many amazing new people, and such an inspiring space to be in.
I created a new family of services and offerings and there's a lot of new exciting stuff brewing!
What were the major themes of your Mercury retrograde in Aries? Comment below!!!! I'd love to hear and find it so interesting to learn what you were working through and shifting with the Universe!
The New Moon in Aries: Who are you?
The new moon tonight (April 15, 2018 at 9:57 pm EST) comes right as Mercury stations direct in Aries, so it's a good time to reflect on your Mercury retrograde experiences (look back at the past 3 weeks). The New moon aligns with Uranus, who is about to shift into Taurus in May - bringing about new tidings with regards to earth-honoring-technology and solutions for sustainability.
A beautiful focus for this new moon (which is heralding the solar month of Taurus) is to focus on the physical identity your business and your work offerings and how they honor and give thanks to the Earth Mother.
Below are channeled initiations for each of the signs - look for your rising, sun, and moon or just go with whatever calls to you (the universe works in mysterious ways). These can be spoken out, written, chanted, sung, spoken in tongues or light language, painted, danced, dreamed, or astrally projected...whatever works for you.
The most potent time to work with these is tonight at around 10pm EST, and I recommend setting sacred, meaningful, and moving intentions for your month ahead. These will take into consideration what the cosmos has in store for you based on your signs.
Initiations for the Signs for your Sacred Business & Life Calling
Aries: I OFFER PRAISE AND DEEP THANKS TO THE SUSTENANCE OF ALL LIFE THROUGH MY WORK-CREATIONS.
Taurus: I OPENLY EXPLORE THE CURRENTS OF CHANGE AND WELCOME NEW ENERGY INTO MY BUSINESS ANF LIFE.
Gemini: I TRANSMUTE UNCLAIMED ENERGY WITHIN MY CREATIVE WOMB INTO NEW DREAMS OF POSSIBILITY FOR MY BUSINESS AND THE PLANET.
Cancer: I CLAIM MY IDENTITY WITH POWER AND REVERANCE SO THAT I MAY SHARE MY GIFTS WITH OTHERS.
Leo: I AM A DIRECT CONDUIT OF DIVINE HEALING ENERGY AND CHOOSE TO INTEGRATE EXPERIENCES THAT NOURISH MY BUSINESS.
Virgo: I CURIOUSLY PLAY WITH THE WILD LIGHT OF THE NEW AND UNTOUCHED ENERGY WITHIN AND WITHOUT ME TO BRING ABOUT OFFERINGS THAT CROWN THE UNIVERSE.
Libra: I SURROUND MYSELF WITH NEW VISIONS OF MY HIGHEST MANIFESTATION. I AM PROTECTED BY MY VISIONS.
Scorpio: I SPEAK WORDS UNSPOKEN, I DREAM FUTURES UNSEEN, I THINK THOUGHTS THAT EXPAND THE REALITY OF ALL INTO REALMS OF UNIMAGINED BEAUTY.
Sagittarius: I IMAGINE INTO REALITY MONEY AND WEALTH AND RESOURCES OF THE UTMOST HIGH ENERGY AND LIFE GIVING FORCES POSSIBLE IN THIS DIMENSIONAL REALITY AND BEYOND.
Capricorn: I IMAGINE INTO REALITY THE VERSION OF MYSELF THAT IS THE MOST POTENT, BEAUTIFUL, WEIRD, MAGICAL, SWIRLING ALIVE AND FULL OF CREATIVE POWER AND HOLY UNIFICATION EVERY MOMENT OF THE DAY. AND SO IT IS.
Aquarius: I INVITE AND INVOKE MAGICAL FORCES AND GUIDANCE INTO MY CONSCIOUSNESS AND MY DREAMSPACE THAT WILL HEAL, CHARGE, AND CARRY MY CALLING INTO ITS HIGHEST EXPRESSION. AMEN.
Pisces: I CALL UPON MY KIN AND SET INTO MOTION A FORWARD MOVEMENT OF POSITIVE CHANGE AND SACRED UPHEAVAL FOR THE SAKE OF A NEW AND BEAUTIFUL REALITY.
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Love and rainbows,