Photo by Kristen Bouse
Our indigenous ancestors in the Americas saw the late Samhain as a New Year . . .
On November 23, a New Moon in Sag invites intentions for planting seeds of positive self talk.
New Moons are always times of new beginnings and new emotional cycles.
Remember, living a meditative life is not without a key dynamic of everyday Thanksgiving.
November’s Full Moon month has connections to the Energy Medicine of Beaver.
This month is as good a time as any to remember gratitude.
Meditation on Beaver captures connections to the Freemasons,
who were instrumental in the development of both Colonized America,
as well as a powerful totem to Indigenous people beforehand.
Beavers symbolize the ability to traverse both terrestrial,
watery worlds, craft secret tunnels and the awakening of perceptual doors.
The aftershocks of a powerful eclipse season are still pulsating through our energy centers . . .
as are the results from another political election season on November 8th,
which was also the date of the Beaver Full Moon.
At the forefront of contemporary American culture,
we have our attachments to, and preoccupations with winning and losing;
The trick of making politics like sports is the headliner du jour.
But a callback from a Wise Guy worth echoing asserts . . .
“The game we have all bought into is ending.
Monopoly is a game the Future will not understand anymore.
Love not money will save our hearts and souls.
And without our hearts and souls, we cease to exist in any way that truly matters.”
Pre-colonization was a time before humans worshiped the Almighty Dollar.
Instead of a maximum economic profit, a real free market is based on
reciprocity and bartering for mutual exchange.
What would happen if all the capital from Super Pacs, earmarks to lobbyists
and dark Secret Government programs
was instead redistributed into the Constitutional Preamble’s General Welfare?
Power to the We The People!
A New Moon in Sag features an archer that shoots their arrow toward a target through
mutable hybrid eyes of a gypsy, student and philosopher.
Their medicine teaches us to step out of our comfort zones
and experience novel meaning through an expansion of Truth.
Life is a fluid process of impermanence;
an adventurous quest that wins when open to divergent thinking.
The Yin and Yang illuminate dark spots within bright lights;
revealing the totality of life being greater than the sum of its parts.
Surrender the securities of safety in order to take a leap of faith.
But it is also wise to remember that hitting the pause button
can put the brakes on foreboding tragedy.
May we let go of painful parts of our past
so that we can visualize the future selves that we want to see ourselves becoming.
Sag’s Optimistic Thought looks like a mismatch against the realities of everyone’s life.
Humanity has rampant suffering in economic, emotional, physical, and spiritual ways.
It’s hard not to get seduced into our frustrations
and fears inside us and in the environment around us.
May the Sagittarius New Moon offer you A New Hope and bring in a galaxy of abundance
as you reimagine your next next chapter, if you’ll pardon the pun.
Take care of yourselves everyone,