A couple of minutes before midnight, Wednesday, November 23rd, the sun + moon conjunct in the sign of the fiery archer, symbolizing the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new one (exact 23.57 CET). As always, the new moon is an excellent time to plant your seeds for the future, and with today’s lucky and expansive new moon in the mutable sign of Sagittarius, magic is in the air, and all possibilities are on the table!
Sagittarius is a sign that burns bright with an unquenchable thirst for life. Her optimism is contagious as she inspires us to connect with our more playful, open, and adventurous side, urging us to truly embrace the joy of the moment. With her bow and arrow, the archer encourages you to aim your arrow high, embrace your potential and shoot for the stars.
Ruled by one of the heaven’s beneficiaries, lucky Jupiter, if you feel like dreaming big, it’s truly the season! Especially as this expansive planet is now in a positive trine to the new moon, sprinkling some lucky dust onto our new moon wishes. Add the transit of both love planet Venus and messenger Mercury in Sagittarius as well, and you have the recipe for a magical new moon. So, what are you waiting for? Grab the cord of glittering energy the cosmos presents you at this time and know that nothing is impossible if you’ve got enough nerve.
One of the most admirable qualities of the fire signs is their fearless way of living life from their heart. They passionately follow their intuition, and simply go where their heart leads them. So, if you are usually the more hesitant or pragmatic type; draw in the positive energy of this new moon, and let the passion of the fire element help you to connect with your more open and adventurous side. Learn to seek joy and the meaning of the moment. Breathe in the optimism, embrace your potential, and aim for the stars. Have faith that you can reach your goals, and trust that nothing is impossible if you’ve got enough nerve. Let go of anything or anyone that is a distraction and keep your eyes on your goal!
Sagittarius is also a highly visionary sign, so why not get creative and create a vision board for your dream future? You’ve got this one life; how do you want to spend it? Dive in, learn to trust your instincts, then go out and make it as bright and colorful as you can! There will always be those who prefer to live life differently than you, but if you listen to your heart and follow its path, you cannot go wrong. Your life is a blank canvas; make it your masterpiece. Place your energy where you can expand and grow and quit everything that dims your inner fire. Never lose your curiosity and sense of wonder. Never stop learning. Be creative, be bold, be expansive and most of all be you.
Be careful not to overextend yourself though. Fiery Sagittarius can get a bit carried away at times, but introspection is also a requirement for this otherwise playful sign. Life cannot be adrenaline and adventure all the time; your soul requires some stillness too. Besides, Sagittarius is as committed to the journey inward as the one without. Our life is a sacred journey that we all must learn to interpret for ourselves, and considered to be the keeper of life philosophies, the Sagittarius takes every chance she gets to dive into the Great Cosmic Quest.
This is the darkest time of the year in the northern hemisphere, and the new moon is the darkest time of the month, so make some space in your calendar for some self-love under this November moon. Long nights encourage introspection, even during a busy holiday season.
As Sagittarius rules the hips, why not give yourself the gift of some deep, juicy yoga hip openers, followed by a hot bath, to let yourself soften, and get the winter chills out of your body? Then take a couple of deep belly breaths, followed by a 5-minute meditation, and with a clearer head, pour yourself some nice hot tea and take time to journal it all out.
As we start to wrap up 2022, forgive, surrender and let go. Remind yourself of how far you have come and congratulate yourself on your accomplishments. Set an intention to listen to your heart and to follow your truth: To never lose your curiosity and sense of wonder. To never stop learning. To make gratitude a daily practice and to pay attention to the little everyday joys.
Last but not least, remember to always schedule time to show your love for those people that makes life worthwhile. They are what life is all about after all ♡
New Moon Blessings,
MY UPCOMING EVENTS
The Magic begins on September 29th
Have you been thinking of expanding your way of teaching or practicing yoga, in a way that meets with the mystical? Do you feel called to weave mysticism and rituals into your yoga classes? To practice and teach more in harmony with our Earth’s and our own bodies’ rhythms and cycles? Welcome to the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training that embodies and honors the seasons, the cycles, and the magic of the phases – both in nature and in our bodies.
As the seasons change, so do we. We humans are intricately a part of nature, of Mother Earth and her cycles, and as such we are not meant to have the same focus or the same yoga practice throughout the year. This is what inspired us to create MYSTICA: A 100h advanced vinyasa-based yoga teacher training, which brings in the seasons, the cycles, and the magic of the phases – both in nature and in our bodies.
The 4 first to sign up, get the super-early-bird price of 17.000,- (instead of 19.700 NOK). There are only 2 spots left at this price when this is posted, so if it calls your heart, don’t hesitate <3
Join me for 2h of yoga + cacao ceremony in celebration of Yule and the Winter Solstice, Friday, December 16th at 6.00 PM.
Right before Christmas, at the moment of the sun’s transit into the cardinal sign of Capricorn, we have Yule and the winter solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere.
Through the hour we will be channeling the introspective and nourishing qualities of the winter season, and our movement will be slow and deep. We will dive inwards through yin poses, meditation, mantra, mudra, and pranayama, and through ritual, journaling and divination we will let go of what was, and open up to what will be.
Only one question remains: What seed do you want to sprout in the spring? What flower is blossoming at the Summer Solstice?
Blessed be, and happy soon-to-be winter solstice.
When & Where
December 16th, 18.00-20.00, Leela Yoga Gamlebyen, Oslo
Leela Members: 250,- NOK
Non-Members: 300,- NOK