Horribly Vulnerable, Completely Safe: The New Moon in Cancer June 2017

On Friday night we will invite in some potent Lunar energy with the New Moon in Cancer, which happens to be a Supermoon too meaning that the Moon is the closest to Earth in it's orbit. This enhances the natural energy of the Moon for us and gives us palpable access to the gifts that it bestows upon us. 

This is Moon to remember as Cancer is the sign ruled by the Moon itself. Moon magic will be conjured all around whether you're ready for it or not. Becoming more familiar with Moon energy will make all the difference for us over the next month. 

Just days before this New Moon, the Sun & Mercury will have entered Cancer as well joining the already Cancer transiting Mars creating a plethora of feeling in our lives as one of the zodiac's most emotional and sensitive signs becomes activated. 

"I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers and hold up ships." - Michelle Williams

Cancer is indeed one of the most sensitive signs of the zodiac, it's the traditional ruler of the 4th house's qualities which is considered to be one of the most private areas of our zodiac charts. 

Cancer and the 4th house are not only representative of our emotions, our feelings, our vulnerability but also of our home (literal or figurative), our family, our foundations in life, our ancestry, our roots, our childhood, our Mother/parent energy, and our nourishment and nurturance. 

At the New Moon in Cancer we set intentions for our emotional needs, creating boundaries without shutting life or others out, creating a true sense of safety and security, feeling comfortable or at home in our lives, improving our family relationships or learning more about them, creating foundations, establishing roots, and embracing our feminine nature. There is a dose of sentiment and nostalgia as we explore as well. 

There is a strong anchor in feeling so this New Moon and Cancer season will certainly be an experience in making peace with our emotional cycles. It's a lesson in waxing and waning and ebbing and flowing in our life and finding stability within our cycles. 

This is truly a New Moon of welcoming in big open motherly arms to embody the power of the Feminine. 

"For the next month we explore the gift of the Moon more closely than we have before, for she is in the cosmic spotlight. Her cold yet nourishing touch, her nocturnal yet glowing sight, her feminine yet inspiring qualities. The emotional needs we have are drawn out. The internal landscape whose gardens we privately tend to. The womb. The unexplainable gut feeling we experience. A "Mother's" nurturing touch that is unlike any other soothing gesture. The one that brings us back to that safe space. Where we feel like everything is going to be okay. It's the sanctuary where we feel most safe. It's the fortress we build to protest our most vulnerable bits."  - an excerpt from the New Moon in Cancer Moon Guide. 

 Many times we carry so much judgement and weight around what we feel, and what we sense others are feeling. There's a lot of heaviness and assumptions that get made were emotions are involved. We aren't taught to process our emotions. In fact, we are often taught they are something that is not appropriate to express openly and so therefore we keep them locked away. We keep them squirreled away and under lock and key. Or we totally explode like bats out of hell due to the pressure of keeping them in. I am in NO way talking about the emotional breakdown I had in Salem last week after bottling some very private feelings up. Thankfully no bats where harmed in the making of my emotional expression. 

I like to think of it like steam or smoke that is in a house. These are our emotions. And the steam or smoke needs an opening so that it doesn't build up and suffocate us or leave us totally blind and confused. Whether we open the windows, the doors, or it goes through a chimney...it needs a channel so that it can move through each room freely and then out and in as needed. 

This New Moon brings awareness to this healthy emotional expression of our most tender spots. No one likes a full blown hoarder. It just get's unhealthy.

You want to think expertise collector if anything. You know those people's whose homes are so well curated with artifacts, books, or other heirlooms. That's is Cancers higher expression. 

And we will indeed have quite a few items in the home of Cancer for a bit here. 

The Sun traveling through Cancer will bring an energy forward of wanting to be around those that are most near and dear to us. Think bonfires and dinner parities as Cancer loves some good food and is nourished by really great homely energy. 

The New Moon will bring the focus on setting intentions of all the areas of life I shared above, and it's potent...this is no time to waste in doing some deep emotional healing..these are FOUNDATIONS after all. And it's worthy of your care and time. 

Mercury in Cancer brings emotional intelligence to the forefront. Our emotions and thoughts will go hand in hand and we don't want to let either get carried away. What foundations are you building with your thinking? Going further intuitive voice will be strong. Mercury is the messenger, the communicator. Memories may send us new messages and your ability to communicate what you feel will be enhanced. Heart to Hearts can happen. 

Mars in Cancer draws out Cancer's Cardinal quality meaning that there is something to start, do, and there is focus and drive to be utilized. Gut instinct, gut impulse will be there if we are paying the fuck attention. We may get those invisible tummy tugs stronger than usual and they are something to pay attention to, instead of rationalize away. This is definitely bring the feminine fire into the picture for us. If you've had something on your mind that needs to be said or expressed, you may do so in an unapologetic way. It may not go the most eloquently because it will be intense but let this be a lesson in being human. 

All relationships are two humans trying to be human together, which is easier said than done. 

A lot of this Cancer energy will make a square to Chiron in Pisces, which means a lot of spiritual healing can happen when we don't resist it and rise up to the challenges are emotions are bringing up for us. We want to welcome this all in for a respectable cup of tea. 

A lot of this Cancer energy will also make a sextile to Uranus in Aries. Uranus brings the electric downloads. You'll want to be open to awakening. So if their is a lightening storm happening outside. Maybe instead of hiding in the closet. Look from the window at how beautiful and glorious a lightening strike can be and the static and vibration and movement it can stir in you. Yes, this is metaphorical. Like maybe stay safe during a storm and use good judgement. We want you to get electrified with intuition and ideas, not actual lightening. 

One of the other aspects I'd love to address is Venus in Taurus trining Pluto in Capricorn. Which brings DEPTH. In all that we do we want there to be something revealed to us. From the work we do, the relationships we have, the things we buy and the beauty we witness and create. There must be something transformative in it for us. There must be some meaning or soul purpose behind it. This trine can make it easy for us to see that or experience scenarios that bring that. 

Overall this New Moon supports us to conjure a more transparent way of living, more emotional understanding, a more truthful sense of safety, and strong foundations to stand upon where ever we are which is such a powerful ability to possess. We learn how to love and nourish ourselves through all of life's cycle. 

We learn how to be human with ourselves and with others. What a deep healing. 

Happy New Moon! 

With magic,

Nikki 

 

 

 

energy in motion

Happy Witch Wednesday!!!

I hope that you all had a beautiful and spooky Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead or anything else you celebrate at this time of year!

I wanted to write to you today because I definitely experienced some wicked intense energy the past few days that actually left me quite drained yet also anxious.

A lot of times everyone thinks that because I'm someone whom has studied self-development for many years and acquired many tools for handling and processing emotions that I am somehow exempt from experiencing them. This could not be farther from the truth actually.

I'm incredibly emotional with a hyper sensitive nervous system (at age 12 I literally was SO anxiety ridden I provoked the shingles virus in my body to activate and I still have scars from it).

So yes, I experience anxiety but my relationship to it has shifted over the years. I'm not exempt from the super uncomfortable feelings that are oh-so...human.

Sometimes the spiritual industry likes to gloss over and tell you to "think positively" and there's also this undertone that something is wrong and must be fixed or provided a solution if you don't feel "totally awesome" all the time or are experiencing some intensely shitty emotions.

This, in my humble as fuck opinion, is damn dangerous to preach.

The thing about being happy or any other "positive" energy, is that it too is a feeling, and feelings and emotions are meant to be fleeting. They are mean to ebb and flow and wax and wane the same exact way that the Moon does. Any emotion, ANY, is meant to move. It's temporary. It's transient.

That's why our moods change from day to day, even if nothing in out "outside" world has provoked that. I can literally have the same exact day as the day before but feel very differently.

This used to frustrate me "Why can't I feel like this all the time?" in regards to those more joyous feelings.

As time has gone on, as I've done some intense energy healing, and as I have began to work with the cycles of the Moon very intimately...I've begun to have a greater sense of compassion for these sensations and myself.

If there was ONE thing I could magically get everyone to make peace with it would be the seemingly inconsistent levels of emotions and feelings. It's something I still am working on myself, it sucks when you want to get shit done but actually feel like a whole bunch of "nopes"...there is not sugar coating the annoyance of that. But again, the compassion I have towards this process has lifted the blackness that is often hanging tight with that kind of experience.

Last week was very very very intense and active for me. I did a bunch of client work. A bunch of promotion. Interviews. Paperwork. Administrative work. Lovely bullshit trying to get health insurance for next year. Classwork. AND I was hosting a Halloween party in my home, something I've never done before. And going to Halloween parties, also not something my typical introverted home body self does.

Here's what happened after that: Sunday I spent in bed, Monday I returned some emails and cleaned, Tuesday I did mostly nothing work wise and then redecorated my office cause even though "work" stuff wasn't coming to me...SOMETHING wanted to move and be created.

And now today, I feel resorted of energy.. I feel open to receive and more capable to dive into work related happenings.

When you are highly sensitive and learning to work with your sensitivity, it's essential that you first work to give yourself FULL permission to respect your fucking energy. I had opportunities to get back to work and to continue the socialized energy of this time, but I had to decline and say "no" otherwise I would have set myself up to continue on the recovery. 

In the past, I would feel bad about needed so much time to myself and to simple..."be" but as I get more used to my own nature and understand my energy much more intimately the more I KNOW without a doubt what I most need. I work HARD and it may not be in the manner of which people are used to hearing about, witnessing or taking part of ....it's simply different.

At times it's difficult to resolve with "normal" systems but I've never felt more like "me" than I do today and that's simply NOT something I'm willing to get in the way of, especially right now.

So how did I handle my anxiety and move with this energy?

One, I'm hyper aware that the cosmic energy was fucking crazy pants...It was a New Moon in Scorpio (my Sun sign, this New Moon was transiting the end of my 1st house of self over some natal Planets such as intense Pluto), it was Halloween and Samhain...meaning a portal for otherworldly energy was walking with...at times I felt I was myself the walking dead so I knew that as an intuitive and highly sensitive..I would feel this...and then we also had the Day of the Dead as well...being in the U.S this energy is literally coming from all angles considering Halloween/Samhain are quite pagan and European and the Day of the Dead energy stems from the south of us. And we still have this MASSIVE energy awakened through Native American tribes standing at Standing Rock calling upon us to band together to save Earth.

Two, I reflected on my week. And I did not shortchange myself for how much I was doing. I reflected a lot. I celebrated my effort. I honored that my energy was used for these efforts.

Three, I took the action I intuitively knew I could manage and not feel set back in anyway. I returned the emails. I social mediaed a whole bunch and connected with my tribe. I set my New Moon intentions. I moved around my physical surroundings cause something in me was evolving and I desired to "see" it in some form. I rested. And rested. But then went for walks. I did energy work. I imagined the outcomes I desired in regards to a certain very material realm thing I've been dealing with but also did what I could to make sure I could be set up for success. I was vulnerable and honest with my feelings.

These are all important things. No matter what "THEY" tell you. Especially if you are reading this shit right now, you're probably sensitive. You are probably "awakening". You're probably into self-development. You're probably a witch. And the world needs that energy and awareness, literally more than ever. Really, this is what we have been prepping for.

So take damn good care of yourself and stop fucking around. Do the fucking work. Embody your cosmic magic.

That's the message I had for you today, but I also want to mention a few things before I go:

1) The New Moon in Scorpio Collective Astrology & Guided Pathworking Recording is ON SALE,
use the code "pcmoon" at check out and you get $2 off!! This 30 min recording is now only $6!


You still have more than enough time to tap fiercely into this energy and I've really been pushing this because this New Moon and combination of cosmic and societal energy really needs us to focus on our magic.

You can purchase this recording here.


2) Earlier last week, I was interviewed and spent over an hour chatting with my friend Erica Wiederlight, creator of We The Light LLC on her radio show,  about all things uber witchy, self-expression, divine feminine, bullshit fluffy self-help crap, and astrology. There were a lot of ah-ha moments and tons of cursing. You can listen to the recording right here (it's an hour of total passion speak for free!). She's also offering an hour long jam session with her for free to work on anything you need!

3) Thursday 11/3
 I will OPEN UP SPOTS for the FULL MOON IN TAURUS (happening Nov. 14th)
 PRIVATE MOON READINGS. Stay tuned on the newsletter and IG.

 We sold out last time in less than a half day! And once these spots are gone they are gone!

That is all for today loves!! I will be back here tomorrow with Moon reading Magic opportunities!


with magic,
Nikki

p.s here's a sneak into my redecorating, check out more on Instagram stories.
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