I have been paying a lot of attention to the moon and my feelings recently. There is a part of me that just wants to use the moon for guidance - a kind of ‘what do I do next and how should I be feeling?’ But I know that that isn’t really the point. I think it’s a bit like riding a wave - if you catch it at the right point then you can ride it and be part of its energy. You might feel pushed in a certain direction, but you can choose what moves to make.
I have been trying to release and let go as the moon has waned. I have stopped drinking wine in the evening without even really meaning to. The energy just felt wrong to me and now I am focusing on feelings of health and vitality. There is something about winter and getting ill and cold that can make you feel quite fragile and vulnerable. It feels like the time is right to start shaking these feelings off.
There is no rush though. January is a time of slowness. The days of sunshine come as a welcome respite to the all too familiar greyness and remind you that the earth will soon start to awake again in bursts of colour.
I feel like I have been planted. That I am dreaming in the earth and starting to grow.