Today is the Winter Solstice in the North, the shortest day of the year, and the time of seasonal change. We begin slowly to move from the darkest time of the year back into the Light. Today is also a New Moon in the earth sign of Capricorn. It is a very auspicious day and time of the year, and a good time to sow seeds, set intentions, seed our life for fulfilling new dreams and beginning anew in some major area of our lives.
New Moons and the solstice are both turning point times, and when they come together as they do today, the power and potency of the energy and what we do with that energy is amazing. Feng Shui is about the flow of energy. Everywhere we are, we are living in the field of energy, and are capable of keeping energy channels open or blocking them. How is your energy today? Notice how you are feeling—body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Notice where energy is flagging, and where there may be a surge of energy and creativity building. Wherever you are, you are involved in energy.
It just so happens I am spending the day at the airport—a threshold place. We leave from and arrive to new destinations through airports. We wait for people to return, and we prepare for new journeys and adventures. We find ourselves at airports duing crisis times and during celebrations. We greet loved ones at the airport, and we bid others farewell. And when we are in the airport, we share this space and energy with thousands of others, each dealing with energy in some way.
New Moons are wonderful times to perform some kind of Feng Shui ritual to honor the energy and to use the energy to help focus our intentions. Regardless of where you are, take some time to reflect and focus on your own breathing and your own ideas about what goes into creating the sense of home within you. If you are traveling, there are often large periods of time when you find yourself waiting. If you are at home or at work, slow your pace for a while, and just take time for reflection. If you can go outside, do so. However, if you are inside, you can still find ways to create a special ritual to seed new ideas for your home and your life.
A simple breathing meditation, allows you time to slow down, calm your body, mind, and emotions, and just be at peace with wherever you are. In the chaos of public places, there is still beauty. The sight of giant planes lifting off the ground on take off or gracefully landing on the runway. The laughter and gentle sounds of people enjoying one another. The sounds of those who are working so hard to give travelers a safe and peaceful experience on their journeys. The sounds of music that rises up over the din of clatter and voices—“wish I had a river I could fly away on.” Bringing us memories of songs of joy and peace. It’s that time of the year when we are a little more open hearted and receptive to the muse and miracles that are within possibility in our lives.
Last night I was busily cleaning, straightening, and organizing my home for guests. Today I have made my way hundreds of miles to live on the threshold of hope and joy in anticipation of being with my family—those whom I love beyond measure. All of life is holy and blessed, and the simple ritual of mind and memory, of imagination and intuition, of lyrics and melodies is enough to honor and bless our lives. When we live in tune with the rhythms of life, we make space in our lives for the energy of Love to flow in all areas where we live, work, travel, plan, and love. Make your simple ritual for setting new intentions at this holy, threshold time of the year be full of what makes your life so rich. Share the joy of simply knowing how to love and be loved. Honor the pleasure of having friends who are present and loving, regardless of where you are or what you are doing. Be at peace with who you are, where you are, and with all the blessings of the love that has been shared with you over this last year. Take that abundance into the new lunar year, and use it for creating more love, life, and beauty in the world within and around you. Live in constant thanksgiving for what you have to weave your life tapestry with.
Wishing you all love and joy during this beautiful season, and may your new year bring you new blessings and energy that flows within and around you, bringing to you what you need and desire. Create something beautiful. Do something energizing and fulfilling. Honor your place on the planet and among the stars, for you alone stand on this spot and have the capacity for bringing new life into your life.