This Cancer new moon ritual is focused on loving yourself. How much time do you spend nourishing and loving yourself?
Sometimes with all the hectic, crazy things that happen we can forget ourselves. Cancer reminds us that we need to care of ourselves. This is a great exercise to remind you just how wonderful you are and how you deserve to take time out for YOU!!
Sit in a quiet room – be patient and wait until you have completed all your tasks for the day and you are ready to give the time to yourself. Light some incense, sit in a comfortable position with your back straight. Close your eyes and become aware of your body. Connect with your toes, legs, thighs, torso, arms, neck, face and then crown. Inhale all your stresses and release all your frustrations, just breathe them right out your body, repeat this three times.
Now hug yourself long and deep. Physically wrap your arms around your body, and feel the self-love pour into you from yourself. Feel the love flow around your body, igniting your cells and expanding your heart. Release any negative energy such as shame, pain, fear, rejection, isolation, anxiety or stress, out through the soles of your feet as black sludge. Don’t stop until your whole body accepts and surrenders to the hug.
Pick up a piece of paper, or your journal and write down all the things you have ACHIEVED. Don’t be mean with yourself. Really acknowledge all the things you have done however small, for every action has an impact. Read over what you have written and absorb it, allowing the words to flow around you. Now write an epithet in third person about yourself. How do others see you? What will you be remembered for?
Try not to think too much, as it may restrict what you write. Let your heart speak through the writing. These are your private thoughts for you alone so don’t be shy or modest. The more truthful you are the more empowering this exercise becomes (the divine paradox)…..
If you focus on how blessed you are this moon, and do one random act of kindness a day to pay it forward, you will find this moon a joyful, enriching experience!
The Cancerian moon reminds us that loving kindness towards ourselves, and others, is the quickest path to health and happiness and a more loving and peaceful world.