Monday, January 12, 2009

Nourishing Self as Well as Others

This weekend was the full moon in Annette Hinshaw's Milk Moon. One of the major themes of the milk moon is knowing when to nourish others and when to encourage independence so you can nourish yourself. The moon was also in Cancer over the full moon weekend bringing with it the energies of love, compassion and a "reality check" around issues of the heart.

A reality check certainly came to my house this weekend. My boyfriend and I came to the conclusion that it was time to end our relationship of one year. We don't not love each other anymore, we just realize that not being together will be better in the end.

My friend Riana of These Days in French Life writes of this moon:

"Full Moon in Cancer will help us heighten our creativity and compassion by focusing on realizing possibilities. It’s compassionate and caring and taking our relationships to the next level, is a super powerful moon to help make our dreams come true."

Dave and I have had a wonderful time together but realize that things can be better. Moving apart, though painful now, will allow room for greater things to bloom. Possibly even greater things in our own relationship.

Lisa Dale Miller of says that the planetary alignments this weekend allowed for loving others through hard times, and also for risking it all to try make a new commitment that has been a long time coming. I know this is true because I lived it this weekend. We spent a lot of time holding each other, knowing that it was time to end the old and start the new. Much sadness, but much hope as well.

These next few months will be a time of nourishing myself and nuturing my own independence. A time to grow, and a time to plant seeds for the future. I'm looking forward to it.

1 comment:

Riana Lagarde said...

big hugs for making a hard choice. it is the time of ending and new beginnings. brightest blessings