Credit & Copyright: Laurent Laveder
Tonight, I will gather by the fire with my moon sisters to welcome the New Moon in Scorpio. I've been thinking about my intentions for the lunar cycle ahead and they are BIG. I feel an intense need for space. Not physical space, but a sense of openness around myself and my relationships. Some of my specific intentions are to:
- Be more compassionate with myself and give myself space to be imperfect and to fall below my own ambitious expectations.
- Give my children space to exist individually as they need to - a little healthy detachment parenting is called for.
- Choose a more spacious response to petty irritations. A line from Buddhism for Mothers, by Sarah Napthali, speaks to this: "If you add a spoonful of poison to a glass of water then a mouthful could be fatal. Add the same amount of poison to a vast lagoon, take a mouthful and you suffer no harm."
Perhaps you'll join me in honoring this new moon with some intentions of your own...