January ’18 has been a month of full moons, a new moon and a best friend’s blessing of a baby girl, due during the trifecta, hat trick super total eclipse moon. Tomorrow, January 31st, a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse. Born OF the moon if you ask me, because you see, her mother is a spiritual goddess who’s light shines as bright as the sun and stars combined. Moon child born of the moon shadow, one of my favorite Cat Stevens songs.
The eclipse will last almost 3½ hours from the beginning of the partial phase at 3:48 a.m. PT until it ends at 7:12 a.m. PT, according to Sky and Telescope. Totality lasts a generous 77 minutes, from 4:51 a.m. PT to 6:08 a.m. PT.
January is a month ruled by Capricorn and Aquarius. Signs that represent ambition, determination, responsibility, discipline; and progressiveness, originality, philanthropy and independence. Signs of the earth and air. On the 6th, the conjunction of the red planet Mars to Jupiter was illuminated by the red birthstone of those born in January. Garnet identifies with the root chakra, opening it, warming and grounding the energy to the root by drawing Earth energy into the body.
As I enter February, I’m fueled for all the creativity I’ve allowed myself in this one month alone. It marks a whole half a’ year of newlywed wifey life. I invest loads of energy and attention to my goals, little things that others like to call resolutions, I just call them “things that make me happy” or simply, GOALS. One of the many amazing books I read last year was “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin which helped visualize manifesting my own happiness, admire beauty and live mindfully and counting my blessings as they come to fruition.
So far this year I’ve been able to accomplished much, balanced with the reality of my personal shortcomings. I’ve started a new journal, attending bible boot camp with women at my church, finalizing the 100 personalized thank you cards and gifts for all the amazing humans that made our wedding a fairy tale come true, hand drawing birthday cards and put in about a dozen hours in the studio for work related art. Plus ya know that little thing called real work… And house work… And working. The moon-phase this month has me feeling like an extra tiny human on this huge planet in this ginormous solar system which somehow, makes time evaporate more rapidly. But a tiny productive human none the less.
Nurturing my creativity allows me to absorb it all with mindfulness, I’ve been blown away by the abundance of mesmerizing colors I’ve been admiring in nature lately, colors so vibrant I feel them through my veins. During my moving meditations, running the beach and listening to my beats, I get taken away to another dimension. Colors no cell phone camera could capture and sounds that generate feelings no one else could ever replicate.
My cousin recently mentioned something about my personality that I’ve never realized that anyone else had even recognized. She thanked me for being such a great role model by always being so loving to everyone and sending positive vibes. I know I’m not the best at accepting compliments, but that is one of the sweetest things anyone’s ever told me. Not a day goes by I don’t think about that, as an artist and my own worst critic, it’s a good ol’ slice of humble pie, that for me, is initially a little hard to swallow. I feel that because I actually love “too much”, to the point I feel it’s become like a fault of mine. Another beautiful disaster. But sometimes that’s what it takes to recognize beauty. Isn’t it?
So I’m just going to keep writing these blogs as if people would actually read them. As I try not to pay much mind to that… For those who do listen, here are some cosmic tracks to fill your ear-holes with during the trifecta, hat trick super total eclipse moon! Load up that ~ Spotify drum and bass playlist ~ and turn it UP.
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