Monday: Day of the Moon.
The Moon is always changing; but in a cyclical manner. It illumines the world indirectly by reflecting the light of the sun off its face to the Earth. It symbolizes the subconscious and those things that we might prefer to keep hidden or secret. Or even those things that you don’t even realize are there. It is also where we can connect to the collective consciouseness and all the deep wisdom of the ages. In Tarot is it a place where opposites are challenges and choices are made. The wolf and the dog are the same inside; it is the trappings of civility we have added to make dog what he appears. Detail is lost in the shadow of the night; the larger essesnce is what comes to the surface.
Laguz is the rune that I most closely associate with the Moon. It is the lake and the subconscious. There is treasure underneath the mud; but you might have to dig for it. The water is deceptive; deeper than you think and at the same time dangerously shallow. In the moonlight the shadows can cover the warning cracks in the ice. It can be dangerous to tread in this realm of shadows; but taking this road gets us to the other shore more quickly than other routes. What looks beautiful at night is shown to be flawed by the light of day. The Moon is magic and mystery; hauntingly beautiful and is always changing; endlessly changing in its cycle of waxing and waning. The shore patiently waits while the tide ebbs, knowing the flow is sure to return.
So what does that mean to me today? How can I honor the Moon when I work every Monday?
First, notice if the Moon is waxing or waning (or both) this week. You can look up the current phase of the Moon here. You might want to make it a habit to check out the Moon phase every Monday. Then match your energies and projects to her energy. If it is a waning Moon, try to focus your energies on clearing out files, wrapping any projects that need to end. Five S your work space, shred files. If the moon is waning; it is time to start that new project, ask for a raise, work on a team project. Purchase new office equipment or software; or actualy start to use something you haven’t gotten around to adding to your skill set.
Wear something that reminds you of the Moon–moonstone, pearls, something silver or white and round or crescent shaped. Take time to look at the Moon every Monday and think about all the persons looking at the moon right now, and all the persons that have looked at her in all the ages. Or of all the sentient beings on the planet that are looking at the Moon right now.
If you journal, make and entry on Mondays that allow you to explore your shadow side; looking at it helps to dispel the power it can have over us. Allow yourself to choose how to honor the animal side of your nature–and plan times to experience them. They have a way of showing up inopportunely if we don’t.
What do you do to honor the Moon on Mondays? Please comment and share your connection with the Moon.