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Cards from the Moonology oracle deck by Yasmin Boland
Many of us are strongly affected by the lunar cycle and the energy of the moon. Do you notice how your mood, energy levels, emotions, sleep patterns and even sometimes physical sensations are influenced by where the moon is in her cycle? Every month at the New Moon and the Full Moon, I create a channelled Vocal Sounding - a 'Lunar Sounding' to work with the moon's energy (and other astrological alignments) at that specific time.
These Soundings can help to balance or harmonise any challenging vibrations that we might be feeling uncomfortable with due to the New or Full Moon. They can also assist us to harness the energy to create shift and opportunity, should that be appropriate and desired!
Before channelling a Lunar Sounding, I always select an oracle card with the intention of getting to the core.... the (hidden) potential available from working with this particular Sounding at this specific time.... often the opportunities that are presented by the unique combination of this Channelled Sound and these astrological alignments can be surprising!
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New Moon in Aries April 2021
I hope that you are enjoying the energy of growth that arrives with the Spring - if it is indeed Spring where you are! Here in the UK we have been blessed recently with some beautiful days of sunshine, intermingled with rain, frost and even a little snow! The trees are beginning to show their new growth, and the spring flowers are shooting up everywhere. I know that for many people Spring generates a real sense of optimism, and perhaps this year more than ever.
Of course, we have just passed Easter too, continuing the theme of Rebirth and will arrive shortly at the New Moon in Aries. As Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, this New Moon represents the beginning of a new cycle.... and we can really use this opportunity to set our intentions for the 12 months ahead. It is the perfect time to consider what it is that you want for yourself and your life over the next 12 months. What you want to manifest or achieve. What you want to let go of or change.
I really recommend making a list that you can refer back to at the New and Full Moons moving forwards, so that you can remind yourself and keep a check on your progress. If you've been meaning to start journalling, then now is the time! It is so encouraging when you see your intentions manifesting into reality, and you can also see what isn't working so well and perhaps needs a little more attention or adjustment.
I have created a guided sound journey to work with over this New Moonperiod, to honour the beginning of this new cycle. Beginning with some gentle spoken guidance to encourage you to connect with your intentions, followed by a weaving of voice and instruments. Pehaps a little less intense than Lunar Soundings sometimes are, this journey creates Space.... space to clarify what it is that you desire, space to let go of anything that is perhaps getting in the way, and space for you to be open to whatever it is you're wishing to manifest for yourself. Space for you to Be.
Whilst I was working on this Sounding, this was the message I kept receiving - pare it back - it needs Space. Although you can of course work with this recording at any time to suit you, I feel it would be ideal for a meditation practice or listening to at bedtime.
How to Listen
Please listen in a comfortable position, ideally sitting or lying down in a time/space where you aren't likely to be disturbed. I recommend wearing headphones for a more personal experience, but please use your own intuition. You may wish to keep a notebook or journal to hand, so that you can make a note of any insight you receive, or jot down anything about your experience that you might wish to remember.
Please be gentle with yourself after listening. If you feel ungrounded please drink some water and perhaps eat something. Going into nature will help too.
Please don't listen whilst driving or operating machinery.
You may work with this recording as often as you feel drawn to. A guideline would be once a day until the New or Full Moon, or even a day or two afterwards if you feel it is still benefitting you. Sometimes people listen just once and intuitively know that the Sounding has done what it needed to. There is no right or wrong way to work with these Lunar Soundings - please just do what feels right for you.