Mooncast for January 29th to February 4th

 In Moonbathing, Weekly Forum Discussion

Written by: Karena Osborne; Moon Bathing


“Measure Twice, Cut Once”


Actually, measure three times and cut once, as the planets start to transition into Aquarius. The first being Mercury as it goes retrograde on February 1st.

The month of Love may be a little bumpy if we aren’t careful what we say, send or sign. Mercury rules our communication on all fronts. This retrograde is stationed in Aquarius, giving us the patience to pause intentionally before sending off that important email or text.

Around the first of February, Venus, stations in Aquarius, so expect some old friendships or lovers to come to the surface, wanting to make amends or rekindle an old flame. Be mindful that this is happening during Mercury retrograde and a waning moon. Notice these invites and politely decline as these relationships are old patterns unearthing themselves. It will be tempting as February has us looking towards the Springtime and asks us to plant seeds for the year to come. Recognize that not all opportunities being presented are meant to be embraced. Instead, these “opportunities” are old lessons showing you just how far you’ve come. Know there’s no reason for you to rewrite individual chapters, instead find the strength to finally turn the page and start a new chapter in your story.

Imbolc, or Candlemas, happens on February 1st, the Gaelic festival marking the beginning of spring. Brigid begins to wake the earth with her fire, softening the ground, preparing the soil for this year’s seeds. Think long and short term during this week. What seeds are you planting today that will help you cultivate your vision for the year or years to come. For this reason, it’s important not to get distracted by the old flames that come to divert you during this time.

Ask yourself, where do you want to be? Slow down, step back and when the right opportunity presents itself, measure twice, cut once! You’ll thank yourself later.

And so it is.

Witch Tip: Make intention candles for Imbolc and burn them all month long, holding the vision for the seeds you’ll plant come spring. You can do this by writing words in pre-made candles, marking your intentions—for example, the word love, abundance or happiness. Anoint candles with your favourite oil or roll candles in flowers, helping you bloom come spring. Be sure to call on your Spirit Team or Brigid, thanking them for lighting the way to your heart’s desire.


So Mote It Be 



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