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Monday, August 27, 2012

Blue Monday, Blue Moon: Bring it on!

Melvin Moon sings on Blue Mondays
 It's Monday.  For my friend that sees the days as colors, Monday is the color Blue . It seems like a lot of people see Monday as kind of a sad, "blueish" thing.  People seem a bit heavy on Monday- the weight of the week on their shoulders maybe?

There seems to be a sort of a strange mix of elation and sadness around today, and this week, in particular.  It has been a great summer.  And now, here it is; Monday of the last week in August. Although Fall really doesn't start until Sept. 22nd with the fall equinox, to a large extent,  in most people's minds,  fall starts with the beginning of school. In my part of the world, that more or less coincides with the beginning of September and therefore means this is the "last week of summer".  The weekend coming up is often referred to as the "last long weekend of summer"" due to the Labour Day Holiday on the first Monday in September.

That puts lots of people in a melancholy, slightly bluish mood. It's as though this week might be  "Honeysuckle Week" in Bach Flower terms.  Honeysuckle is a helpful essence when you feel an over-attachment to past memories.  Before it's even over we are lamenting the loss of summer.  The Honeysuckle state is a sense of nostalgia, a homesick feeling, or a pining for the past. When in this state you are more connected to the past than the present.  You might not be connected because of how great the past was. It might be because of a sense of regret that you didn't "do" as much with the past as you should have.  Maybe you didn't really take as much time off as you thought you would, you didn't swim in the ocean much even though the weather was perfect for it, you didn't have as many patio parties as you thought you would, you didn't play with the kids as much as you thought, didn't write that novel, have that great camping get-away, etc. etc. etc. Hmm....

The positive aspect of Honeysuckle is that it helps you live in the present.  Rather than lamenting the past and the "would have, could have, should have" aspects, or regretting the passing of a phase, Honeysuckle helps you incorporate the past into today. The combination of Honeysuckle and Chestnut Bud  might be really helpful if you feel you have made mistakes in the past.  This combination of essences could help you let go of the regret and move forward having leaned from mistakes.  It is the ultimate "do over" combination.

As Liz Murray wrote in Breaking Night  what you do with today doesn't depend on what you did yesterday.  It is a chance to move forward with a clean slate. It's a new beginning as much, perhaps more than, a past reflection.

There is lots of universal power around us right now to create "newness".  We are in a Waxing Moon cycle with the moon moving from the Waxing Half moon in Sagittarius to the Full Moon in Pisces this Friday. According to Lucy Harmer in Shamanic Astrology, the waxing moon provides energy for us to focus on the change needed to bring our potential to fruition.

We are also in a Blue Moon Month. This means there are 2 full moons within the same month.  This month started out with a Full Moon and ends on a Full Moon.  Lots of power and potential there, no question about it.

Blue is not a negative color.  It gets a bad and unfair reputation in my opinion.  It doesn't have to mean sad and depressed. It's about the power to speak your truth. It's throat Chakra stuff.  That's back to Harmer's suggestion that it signifies the power to bring our potential to fruition.  Speak your mind.  Find your voice. Create the change you want to see.  That's the power of the color blue, the throat Chakra, the Blue Moon, the Waxing Moon, and Monday's.

So shake off that sense of melancholy and nostalgia.  We've just allowed ourselves to be programmed into thinking that somehow all that blue means sadness.  Take a few drops of a Bach Flower essence that matches your mood.  Stand in the sun for a moment.  Gaze at the moon.  Don't think about what you did this summer.  Don't plan what you should "do" this fall.  Just be in the moment of the power of blue and bring it on! Whatever "it" may be.

You go you!!!

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