Today’s new moon ushers in a Lunar New Year and we’re in for a year of fast-moving, innovative, and playful Fire Monkey energy. Are you ready?
I’m both laughing and shaking my head. After what seemed like a very tenuous start to our calendar year, things picked up, at least for me, late in January when Mercury moved out of retrograde. And now it seems like the speed of the moving sidewalk just got cranked up a few more notches. As I was setting intentions today, which I always do at the new moon, I was a bit startled to see how rapidly my calendar is filling up. I’m curious to see how I dance this year with the idea of experiencing time as my abundant ally while I’m playing with inviting in new more expansive energies. I suspect there might be some bumpy spots along the way, but I also bet I’ll get to put my guiding star word into practice a lot – LEAP. I love my word. It feels like a secret super power – I’m ready to leap over all obstacles. And I feel like I’ve got some bonus rocket fuel, given that 2016 is a leap year. Every one of you will be leaping with me as well – how fun is that?!
Speaking of fun, having been silent on the blog front for a bit, I feel like I have a great backlog of things to share with you. First let me introduce you to a monkey…
Isn’t it adorable? I’ve had the delightful time today of tying several of these cuties onto bottles of my Year of the Monkey auric sprays, ready to head them off into the mailstream. Doesn’t a flowered monkey just make everything better?
Given that we’re celebrating La Luna today, I also wanted to give you a peek at a wonderful necklace Monica of The Creative Beast created for me. I adore it!
And speaking of adoring adornments, here’s another one I’m loving…
While one of the things I most love is creating talismans, it’s also very special when I have someone else create one for me. This one was created as a collaborative project between Serpent & Bow and La Abeja Herbs and is entitled “The Artist.” It’s dyed with marigold and filled with various herbs, a moonstone, and bits of poetry from Rumi. It’s quite magical. When I’m not wearing it, I have it hanging in my studio infusing the area with creative mojo.
It’s certainly doing its job – I’ve got lots of fabulous projects underway and in the works. I’m hoping to tap into that fiery monkey energy and keep my stamina and my creative flow turned up full force. I think it’s going to be a very fine year indeed.
What about you? What treasures have made their way to you lately? What energies are you invoking for this Year of the Monkey? Do tell – you know I love to hear.