Whoo hoo. Here we are kids. The New Moon in Aries. Its like an astro reboot for the entire year. Aries being the first sign n all and New Moons heralding fresh beginnings. Personally I love this moon because there is so much energy, just itching to ignite. It’s a fire moon baby and fire is qi, prana, life force.
Venus, the love planet, joins the Sun and Moon in this sign of bravado, trail blazing and chivalry. She’s having a quiet retrograde moment to herself, contemplating what her heart holds dear, retracing her steps. In this sign Venus is more about what her needs are. The self can come first. Any epiphanies now may fall into place later in April when she moves forwards again. Questions asked need honesty. And accountability.
So it got me thinking. What can be more brave than loving yourself? I’m not talking about the narcissistic, duck face, follow me kind that is rife nowadays. Eek. I mean, really being at home in your own skin. And that got me thinking about Ho’oponopono.
Ho what? Ho’oponopono is the ancient Hawaiian practice of forgiveness. It is a remarkably simple and incredibly powerful technique who’s literal translation is to "make right, put in order or to make clean.” A perfect way to start the year I’d say. It helps us bring to light the errors of our ways, rectify the past and change our world from the inside out.
It’s mantra? I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. It doesn’t need to be to anyone in particular, just put the words out there to Spirit. A great start is by thinking of something thats troubling you. You can also use it for much larger issues, for instance, the global state of affairs. Suspiciously simple you ask? Here’s an example.
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len worked at the Hawaii State Hospital in a ward for the criminally insane. He would review the patients files and whilst doing so would work on himself by repeating the above mantra. Slowly but surely the patients started to heal. The kicker is, he never even met one of them. By taking personal responsibility for what went on in his world, his world started to change all around him. It really struck home that if you want to improve anything in your life, look to yourself first and foremost. And with 5 planets in Aries, the sign of the self, there is no better time to start than now.
Piffle I hear you say. What if I’m not sorry? How can I be responsible for everything? I refuse to ask for forgiveness because I didn’t do anything! I know, hard right? Really hard. Do it anyway. Pass it straight to the light and do it from a place of love. It won’t stop things from happening, but it will change how you respond to them. How empowering. This isn’t a quick fix it for when when life kicks you in the face. It’ll take conscious daily practice to start to see results. And no, this isn’t as glib as “just thinking positively” and waving a magic wand.
It’s about acknowledging that we are all connected, that what affects your life, also affects mine. Obviously there is so much more to this practice than this wee post can cover but its something I’m choosing to embrace now. Because, if we can’t embrace ourselves, fully, in our entirety, then how in the heck can we embrace each other? And that my friends, is precisely what this world needs. Peace.
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I'm a 4th generation Psychic, Astrologer and Tarot reader with over 20 years professional experience. This is my quirky, down-to-earth and honest portrayal of the day to day life of a reader, various channeled messages and astro lore. Enjoy! Ask questions, have fun, explore. Thanks for visiting!