Today the moon is waning crescent at 3% illuminated moving from Gemini to Cancer. We have just moved through the sun sign of Cancer so we get a short unconscious boost of Cancer energy before the Moon becomes new in Leo.
As we complete the end of the crescent and the light slowly dims this makes us reminiscent of the death process. We are continuously experiencing endings and beginnings. Even with smallest event of breathing we create life through inhalations and release life through exhalations. It is an organic process that all experience here in this dimension and on Earth. The Waning Crescent moon is that final bit of air left in the lungs before the empty. It is our moment before we pass the 7th gate and enter the underworld. We are standing before the judges and will surrender our flesh to the meat hook. As Inanna has shown us it is through the journeys into death that we are able to let go of that which we no longer need and move to the 8th gate.
The 8th gate is something that was shown to me in the spring. My fellow co-priestesses and I ventured past the 8th gate to a space of rest and rejuvenation. That is the energy of the new moon. There you are given the chance for 1 or 2 days to review your life. To take a break from all the work that we do while under the guidance of the moon’s other phases. Tomorrow we will find that we are in a joyful space of creativity, imagination, and movement. We will want to find activities that support our desire to shine in the world and live our truth through our life purpose. If you find yourself still feeling a bit down take a moment and breathe. Sit on the couch, go out in nature, spend time with friends, or drink tea and have cookies in bed. Do what gives you that feeling of security and courage. The Lion is preparing to roar, so push the last of the air from your lungs. Place your hand upon the Lion’s head and prepare to be bold, brave, and majestic. Welcome to the New Moon in the 8th Gate.