Lunar Watch this Week: Let Go and Slow

Fourth Quarter Moon Saturday, April 23, 7:57 AM

Acknowledging the link between inner and outer offers a golden ticket to peace. For eons, we have been conditioned, as humans, to override the inner experience at all costs. One way to align inner with outer is to recognize the link between our energy and cosmic energies.

It used to be that one could look at the Lunar calendar and equate energy levels according to the phase of the Moon or the void Moon. Now, we must factor in solar activity and plasma bursts as we energetically align with the cosmos. If we trust the body’s wisdom, we can slow and stop with less resistance than when a mindset of forcing through attempts to push through to stay in control.

Besides the Moon, other forces pulled us to a slowdown last week. If you track space weather alerts, you already know that last week was especially active with solar events like sunspots, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and radio wave blackouts. It is unclear how these solar activities affect human physicality, yet they do. This past week, it felt like molasses was in my blood.

It’s Elemental

Our elemental constitution gives clues regarding how easy or challenging it is to let go and be slow. We each have a specific combination of earth, air, fire, and water energies. These natural qualities are based on the elemental make-up of cosmic energies in our birth chart. However, it is possible to recognize your elemental strong suit without looking at your birth chart. The elements represent who we are and how we show up in life.

People with predominant earth or fire energy want to keep going. Earth energy is determined and needs to see to believe. Earth energy people exercise regularly, are good with finances, and are practical. Fire energy combusts with passion and blazes through obstacles to reach the end goal. Fire energy people are creative, spiritual, enthusiastic, and confident.

It is easier for people with predominant water or air energy to float and flow. People with water energy are fluid, emotional, empathic, and resourceful, like water flowing around obstacles. People with air energy are communicators, abstract thinkers, and connectors. Air people do not need to see to believe. Water energy feels, and air energy floats on the abstract rather than the absolute.

One way to maintain a sense of stability in these challenging times is to honor the body. When it needs rest, please consider resting. Watch and observe how things still get done. Rest is part of the productivity cycle. Inspiration, deeper understanding, and connecting the dots can happen when we allow space and release from the tendencies of pressure and force.

If it is challenging for you to rest, consider resting in ways that allow you to still feel productive, like exercising in nature or doing something creative.

The body is timer now. Feel the pull to stillness in the blood and the bones. Let up on forcing forward in downstream times. Allow the cosmos to support your slowing and stopping.

This week, in the last phase of this Lunar Cycle, the Moon slows down. With the ebbing Lunar Tide, you will likely feel the pull to slow down and be still. If you feel that natural rhythm in your body, may you heed it and allow for the bounty that pausing can bring.

On April 30, 2022, the upcoming New Moon is a partial Solar Eclipse. Having inner and outer resources aligned helps maximize the potent eclipse energy.

We are stretching into versions of ourselves that are fuller than we could have imagined before this leap to 5D. I am here to help you move through challenges in this quantum shift. Schedule a time to discuss how we might work together at I also work with astrology in an innovative way that recognizes our bidirectional relationship with the planets. For more on this, check out: Information, Intuition, Integration. For more information on the changes involved in this shift, check out 5D Ordinary Descriptions of an Extraordinary Shift.

Void of Course Moon Times this Week

The Void Moon times this week are, again, brief. Please consider pacing yourself and your work effort during the times listed below. Efforts extended to vital projects can be wasted during Void Moon times. Work better suited to Void Moon times includes resting, daydreaming, filing, or catching up with work colleagues while taking a break.

Void Moons: No form to contain the energy which feels free-floating and hard to focus. Heeding what your body wants during Void Moons — more internal focus, less external focus, and more stillness, quiet, and rest — are great ways to embody the Moon.

The Void Moon Times this week include:

Sunday, April 24, 5:57 PM 8:34 PM to Monday, April 25, 6:15 AM EDT

Wednesday, April 27, 9:36 AM to 12:10 PM EDT

Friday, April 29, 5:38 PM to 8:19 PM EDT

Here is a time converter:

Blessed Be. See you next week, with the New Moon Eclipse.

3-Question Worksheet for Slowing Down, Now!


Why Slow Down Now?

November 27, 2016 — Dark, dark of Moon, with New Moon on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:19 AM, EST

Energy is naturally low in a dark Moon and the closer we get to the end of the lunar cycle and the beginning of the next, the stronger the gravitational pull to slow stillness.

Void Moon, Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 4:49 PM EST to Monday, November 28, 2016, 3:46 PM EST

Void Moon indicates free floating energy, nothing much takes shape or what is formed often has to be reformed, redone. Void Moons are prime times for introspection, reflection, rest, listening.

We are winding down the 2016 Solar Cycle. Many people celebrate the New Year with the Winter Solstice and we are weeks away from that Natural Time marker.  A slowdown in the Solar Cycle might not impact our physical energy as much as a slowdown in the Lunar Cycle, however, as we look to nature in the Northern Hemisphere, we see barren earth, bare trees and people bundling up, staying indoors more. The focus shifts to internal as we approach stillpoint of the Winter Solstice. We are, most likely, becoming quieter, more reflective.


These Natural Time markers invite slowing down now. In addition, many of us are standing with those at Standing Rock.  Many of us are standing with our brothers and sisters of all races and all spiritual and sexual and gender orientations. It is a gift to ourselves, and to all brothers and sisters, when we align with nature and slow down, too. When we stop, be still and listen, in alignment with Natural Cycles, we can know next steps. Wisdom, support and direction come through listening through the stillness. Comfort and renewal also come through slowing down, letting go and listening. If stillness and slowing down are not yet a delight and remain a challenge, here is a 3-question worksheet for exploring your relationship with slowing down and stillness. This is not a test and there are no wrong answers, simply a personal exploration of something that you might want more options over, to slow down, be still. If you like this worksheet, use the sign up button below to join my supportive, informative list!