My name is Aisling and I am a Lunatic!!
“The lunatic, the lover and the poet, are of imagination all compact.”
Those of you that follow this blog will know having read my posts, La Luna and Natural Rhythms, that I am crazy about the moon!! I am a self confessed lunatic. We are all lunatics whether or not we realise it!! Lunar energy effects us all, some more than others, but it influences us both on a macro level Globally, and a mirco level individually.
The new moon was early this morning, 03:57 BST. The beginning of the lunar cycle. The moon is in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, the beginning of the Astrological Calendar. Topping all that off Spring has sprung! The first day of Spring, the Spring Equinox, was last week, March 20th. All this packs one helluva punch energetically speaking. A time of new beginnings, and fresh starts.
As the new moon is the beginning of the lunar cycle it is a wonderful time to set intentions, whether for the particular cycle or more generally for those things you want to call into your life or equally release from your life. This new moon, falling in Aries, the action sign, the doer, is a powerful opportunity to harness the universal energy supportive of new beginnings and new starts.
Have you felt this shift over the last week? I certainly have, a lightening of spirit. I have found myself being slowly infused with gentle positivity, a spring in my step!
It is, to my mind, no coincidence that this new energy I am feeling occurs at the same time as, astrologically speaking, the beginning of the Universal 1 Year.
UNIVERSAL 1 YEAR???
What is that?
According to numerology, years come in 9 year cycles. There are Universal years and Personal years. The Universal Year is calculated by adding the numbers of the current year together until you are left with 1 digit. As I said, 2017 is a Universal 1 Year.
2017 = 2+ 0+ 1+ 7 = 10.
1+0 = 1
A Universal Year means that everyone on the planet will be feeling the energy related to a particular number during the entire year.
Last year was a Universal 9 year, the end of the cycle, all about completions and endings. This was experienced both on a macrolevel, with celebrity deaths (Prince, David Bowie, George Micheal, Zsa Zsa Gabor) to intense politics (the refugee crisis, the end of the Obama Presidency, the Brexit vote). Speaking from personal experience it was also felt on a microlevel in my own life. It was a difficult year for me between health struggles, miscarriages and the loss of close family members, lots of things coming to an end. Things from my past that I had not properly dealt with but rather unconsciously buried were appearing in dreams, bubbling over looking for closure. Wanting to be let go, to be completed so that they were not carried into this year, a year of new beginnings. A Universal 1 Year.
Did you find 2016 was an unusually difficult year? Was it a year filled with conclusions, letting go, surrender, loss and transformation as it was for me and so many others with whom I have spoken?
Think back to 2008, that was the beginning of the last 9 year cycle which ended last year. Lots of things that were started in 2008 were brought to a conclusion in 2016. Interestingly 2008 was the first year in Obama’s presidency. It was also the year of the Global Financial Crisis. In my personal life I started a new phase. My 10 year relationship came to an end. I started the year on my own in Oslo on secondment for three months. It was the beginning of a whole new direction for me.
So if the Universal 1 year started on 1 January 2017, why is it only now I am really beginning to feel an injection of this new energy?
Lao Tzu said “new beginnings are often disguised as painful endings”
Whilst the Universal 1 Year started on 1 January 2017, the astrological year begins with this New Moon. The last lunar cycle was a powerful one with two eclipses, a solar and lunar eclipse. The solar eclipse occuring on the new moon which fell in Pieces, the last sign in the zodiac. The lunar eclipse on the full moon, when the moon was in Virgo. Virgo is the perfectionist, and the energy of a virgo moon can make you agressive in that search for perfection and quite self critical. This powerful energetic time was a time for loose ends to be tied up, the sweeping up and clearing away of the Universal 9 year energy. I felt that really strongly over the last lunar cycle.
One might say that this is all hippie dippie nonsense, and if that is your view you are perfectly entitled to it but for me as the knee bone is connected to the shin bone so we are all connected. Energy cannot be created or destroyed it can only change form. Vibes effect us all, we have all walked into a room and felt the vibe, that there is an awkwardness something hanging in the air, unspoken but so tangible, and undeniable. You have experienced this haven’t you? or indeed the opposite, to be surrounded by a bunch of people where the positive energy abounds and you feel rejeuvenated and invigorated by it, you feel it seep into you and ignite your creativity.
The room for me is an analogy to what is happening everyday, every minute on a macrocosmic level. Shifts in energy within ourselves, our social groups, our national psyche, effecting us all individually and globally, on a micro and macro level. Having followed the lunar cycle more closely the last year and noted the effect it had on me personally, and on those around me, I am more and more aware of the interconnectivity of all life. In my view, we cannot underestimate the effect of Universal and Lunar energy on our being, collectively and individually.
So following this mornings new moon, I wish all you fellow lunatics a wonderful start into this new lunar cycle. Don’t you think it’s interesting that the U.K. Intend to trigger Article 50 tomorrow the official start of the process of ending their membership of the EU??
Incidentally, I mentioned above how to calculate the Universal Year, your Personal Year is calculated by adding the day and month of your birth to the year of your last birthday so if for example you were born on January 1st, your Personal Year at the time that of writing (March 2017) is a 3 Year, calculated as follows:
1+1=2 +(2+0+1+7 = 10) = 12,
1+2 = 3
(A 12/3 Temporary Vibration)
Your personal year runs from birthday to birthday not January to December as with the Universal years)
This 3 year energy will also have an influence on you and perhaps steer your new beginnings!
If you are interested in learing more about Universal Years and Personal Years there is a huge amount of information on numerology all over the internet. I am just beginning to really explore it myself and will update you with links and book recommendations as my learning deepens. I am at the early stages but finding it all so exciting. Another layer in understanding the powerful energy that works through us and on us collectively and individually.
Until next time beautiful souls.
My name is Aisling and I am a Lunatic!!!