Preparing for Your Treasure Map.
We are now in the balsamic phase of the solar year, which means we are in the last six weeks of the cycle. For those of us who honor cycles we know our year didn’t begin January 1. It began in spring 2016 with the Aries New Moon. Not the first day of Spring but the New Moon of Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and when we launch our Treasure Maps. In 2017, the Aries New Moon begins March 27 at 10:57pm EDT. At that time we will make our collage that speaks to our goals and aspirations for the year. It is a dynamic experience full of all kinds of emotions as we stretch and lean into our imaginations and ponder…. ”What if?” Not a negative, ‘what if’ as in “If the other shoe drops” , but instead “What if I … lost weight, traveled to Europe, got a perfect job, met a special person…” Allowing ourselves to even think about something so elevated as ‘what if’ can be daunting. But we do it on Aries New Moon and we push the envelope even further by making a treasure Map with images of those goals. That is how we plant our seeds.
But before that time, we must till the soil in advance of planting seeds.
So, what does that mean? What do I have to do to till my soil?
First order of business is clear the junk out of your life.
De-clutter your house. De-clutter your closets. De-clutter your files. De-clutter every corner. De-clutter under the bed. De-clutter your car. De-clutter your garage.
If there is something broken in your house take it to the trash or get it fixed. If there is something you no longer wear give it to goodwill.
And de-clutter bad habits. How interesting that lent falls right during balsamic phase. Give up a vice. Is there some relationships that need to be de-cluttered? How about not calling that person back. Let that email go unanswered. De-clutter your inbox. Unsubscribe to all those businesses.
Your goal should be that every day you feel you are getting rid of something
Now when you let go there will be space. You will feel the empty space. Good. DO NOT fill up the space. You let go of one person so don’t call five other people to talk about how you let go of that one person. Just let it go.
Why do we release now? Because when the Aries New Moon arrives six weeks from now we want to have the space so we can plant seeds for our new year.
Also for those people who have treasure from 2016, do not be surprised if some of your goals manifest now in the last six weeks of the year. I have had several years where some of my biggest accomplishments arrive just before Aries New Moon. I guess the Universe treats me like a term paper and writes the report the night before it is due.
Have a good house cleaning! Both physical and mental!