By Phoenix the Elder – Happy New Moon beautiful Dreamers, Healers, Water, Fire and Moon Lovers! Our last New Moon of Spring begins Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 3:45 pm, Pacific Dreamtime. The Full Moon will be May 18th. For newbies, please read the lunar work-study directions here.
Each moon after the Eclipse of 2017 is going to get more and more challenging and I am sure you’ve noticed it already. I had a dream last night and spoke to a few people and I had said: “The majority of humanity thinks today is Saturday, but its actually Sunday because of the shift as time is changing and dissolving.” So if you feel a little more pull lately on your reality, you are definitely not alone.
You should have received the majority of your signs and synchronicity by today as the old moon bleeds into the next new moon. And enjoy nature and love her if you can in a ceremony, she is our ultimate future heritage, the true heritage of our reincarnations.
The Moon Cycle’s Oracle
The Studnička Babice Bludice is hidden deep in the Ural mountains. Its a maze which can turn you into a beautiful soul, because you seek the treasure you have long been looking for. This treasure is anything but ordinary, it is the mysterious melodies of the Sacred Well of the deep forest within you.”
* Studnička (a well); Babice (an old woman); Bludice (female soul who wanders).
Our last New Moon of Spring is the traditional Taurus Moon, as the Sun, Moon and Uranus in Taurus is our fixed influence for the month. Mercury is also in this group of planets but at the end of Aries. When Uranus and Mercury join forces, definitely expect the unexpected.
Because the third moon of any of the four seasons is our dark moon phase (even in spring), we come to a completion in our transformation and rebirth of “one season of three moons of inner work.” What start strong in the first moon, which ends in more understanding of whats happened with our intention setting. During this last phase of the third moon of Spring, I ran across Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements again, which is always good Taurus advice…
Be Impeccable With Your Words
Speak with integrity. Say “only what you mean.” Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly so you can minimize misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform situations and drama.
Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to the times when you are sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will lessen self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you, that is hard to believe but its so true. What others say and do is a projection of their own dream or shadow. When you have healthy boundaries to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
Jennifer, Sarah and myself have already been having some wave pulse earth energy glitches lately which are magnetic energy rising. I can best describe this as a dissolving energy that makes one feel like the physical doesn’t have a total grip on reality like it usually does to keep us grounded. This included synchronicities that have affected a time lapse or lack of strong physical energy that is the glue that holds our reality together and that has more to do with earth than it does with our individual self.
About a month or so ago, I was standing next to my car on the outside of it, and in an instant I felt like the car was actually moving forward, I got all the sensations that it was. My body’s instinct immediately went to brace myself by taking a step forward, when I immediately realized the car wasn’t moving… it was the guys energy that was ungrounded who had just walked up and stood to my right (an older guy, heavy pot user, and I could smell it on him).
I felt his energy wave of instability and I had to focus my attention into precision to scan what was happening. I just slowly took a few steps to the side away from him and out of his astral field. I was surprised it was so “very” physical with the feelings of energetic motion. So be aware this moon cycle as the typical Taurus energy is usually grounding but things are getting more lucid.
Taurus moons like most earth signs are also very practical besides grounding on its positive side, so chose the more mundane answers and questions this moon cycle when working with your world or reality. Taurus is the most grounded of the three earth signs, and that can feel good after our Pisces Water Moon and our Aries Fire Moon. This month we get back down to the basics: our physical health, our relationship’s well being and return some earthly joy (healthy pleasures) and of course back to nature, forests, oceans.
I chose the Goddess Athena (Minerva) for this moon cycle because she is excellent at her earthly battles (boundaries), and is favored for her skills to be used within strategy (with managing our complex life). She is not a Goddess for warriors, she is the Goddess of Victory. This is why she holds in her outstretched hand, the Winged Goddess Nike for all to see.
What do you need to be victorious about this moon cycle?
As spiritual people, its important that we understand the necessity of personal sacrifice, through personal ceremony (preferable without illusion causing substances like ayahuasca or monthly pot usage that will blurs and fragment our soul’s astral perception body). This is because personal sacrifice is the balance in our lives that makes us focus on what we need to transform and change. Since all life works in duality and we seek the center of unity between the two oppositions, this doesn’t mean duality disappears.
Our ancestors have always done ceremony for this, and made prayers and walked through personal sacrifices to improve their lives, so the hardships of earth could be honored instead of just wanting to get rid of our troubles. This is just as true today as it was then. If your family, friends or co-works don’t know much about that aspects of your spiritual life, they can be the witness of it through your kindness, patience, solid boundaries and truth saying. We are supported on our path by those who are open hearted or understand that its ok to chose unique paths to understand our self. Be in good company this month.
Taurus in spiritual terms is about trying to make a conscious decision to chose peace over drama. Be that in a love affair that is just too difficult or a relationship at work that’s disrespectful, and needs our personal action to make changes, or the processional step of a committed relationship that should be going to the next level of commitment or letting it go.
Athena as a symbol shows us that we must be creative in our relationships and express our true self through creative ways of being and doing. She also has a wand which she uses the wind to make transformation. When Odysseus has his doubts, Athena responds…
“Most people are content to put their trust
in far less powerful allies, trusting mere men
who have never equipped themselves with wisdom
such as mine. But I have never ceased to watch
over you in all your adventures, for I am Goddess.”
The Iliad says: Athena is considerate to people who are sincerely seeking the truth – but she is very fierce and destructive to the ignorant who disrespected truth and moral judgment.”
When speaking of goddesses of any type, they all fall under earth, air, water or fire. They also fall into the Night (sky) or Day goddesses. When you chose to work with one, its wise to be clear on what you wish to heal before choosing to honor and doing ritual around their attributes. Take a few years to make sure its the right one and then fly with it.
The Symbols of Athena
- Owl – Wisdom and Victory
- Osprey – Wisdom of (the soul)
- Aegis Gorgon Medusa Shield – Protection
- Fire Chariot – Immortal Purification
- Patroness – Craft and Folk Arts
- Helmet, Spear – Boundaries, Protection
- Snakes – Healing
- The Olive Tree – Abundance
- Wand – Tranformative Magic
Great Temples of Athena
- Aegina: Sanctuary and Temple at Aphaea.
- Argos: Sanctuary of Athena.
- Athens: Parthenon Erechtheion, Old Temple of Athena, Sanctuary of Pandrosos Temple of Athena, Nike Temple of Zeus and Athena.
- Camirus: Sanctuary of Athena Camiras.
- Delos: Sanctuary of Athena Cynthia.
- Delphi: Sanctuary of Athena
- Pronaia: Temple of Athena Pronaia, Newer Temple of Athena and Tholos. Gortyn, Crete (On the Acropolis) is located the seventh century bce, temple of Athena. The temple was converted to a basilica in the sixth century ce.
- Ialysus: Temple of Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus.
- Lindus: Sanctuary and Temple of Athena Lindia.
- Rhodes: Temple of Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus.
- Sounion: Sanctuary of Athena
- Sounias: Temple of Athena and Older Temple of Athena.
- Sparta: Sanctuary of Athena Chalkioikos, Temple of Athena Alea.
If you feel any doubt or low self esteem this moon cycle personally, focus on that powerful strong feminine quality like Athena the Amazon has, who was held in high esteem, even though the Greeks were always fighting and killing Amazons. Life is like this in the real mundane reality, we have our friendly enemies and our true loyal ones and even within that we must deal with the actions of our unconscious mind or unconscious soul. Its wise to just keep healing yourself today when issues arise. As the I Ching says: “No Blame”
Magically speaking, with the help of her or yours sacred wand (relationship to the wind) she brings about transformations as its concentrated by her power. Her Aegis shield (Medusa) that she wore provided protection from any assaults or trouble from others.
Even as an immortal she needs protection and thus, as mortals we do even more. What is behind the seen, the unseen, is much more powerful than you could ever imagine and I cannot lift the veil for you to share what I experience nightly since childhood. So conflict or arguments and struggle in waking life today are not simple, they are deep and complex and have dreaming consequences for your soul who has been in bondage since birth. The opposite, avoidance, never gets us anywhere but into stagnation and never frees our elusive soul.
3rd New Moon of Spring
I am affectionate
I am artistic
I practice being more conservative (if you are not)
I have endurance
I express loyalty
I practice perseverance
I am productive
I am reliable
I create a routine
I feel secure
I heal my self-indulgence
I am sensuality positive
I maintain stability
I use my stubbornness in a healthy way
I am Thorough (if you feel you are not)
I am trustworthy
I am grounded
I am mentally peaceful
I allow myself to cry
I observe with clarity
My mind is clear and focused
l am positive with an open heart
I am impeccable with my words
I allow personal critique
I have healthy boundaries
I am patient
I forgive myself
I listen deeply
I live in the present moment
I practice self respect
I am brilliant (if you don’t feel smart)
I practice humor (if you need to lighten up)
I am healing my impulsiveness
I am a good communicator
I have endurance
I play fair
I am creative
I am honest
I communicate in a healthy way
I overcome boredom
I listen deeply
I embrace who I am right now
I accept change
I practice sharing
I humble myself
I practice selflessness
I recognize my mental distractions
I recognize my emotional drama
I am flexible
Happy New Moon! Phoenix…
Make your intention sacred by going outside under the new moon, speaking out loud your intention, light a candle or some sage and bow to mother nature. Also, we have a simple “13 Moon Calendar 2019-2022 (a very basic and simple) if you would like to make a $30 donation to Elder Mountain Dreaming, we will send you a jpeg. Email Sarah on her Paypal page: @ Myoldsouldreams@gmail.com.
Source: New Moon Butterflies by Mia Charro; The Role of Women in the Art of Ancient Greece Including Amazons, Goddesses, Nymphs, and Archaic Females from Mycenaen and Minoan Cultures Copyright © 2019 The Role of Women in the Art of Ancient Greece; Vienna statue of Goddess Athena Holding Nike, Goddess of Victory; Athena Quote Quintus Smyrnaeus, Greek epic 4th century ce.