Blessed New Moon

As humans, our psychological space often dominates our extistencial presence. And as we lose conscious contact with the natural elements that are responsible for the making of our extistencial presence, the possibilities that the human system carries, get weakened.

Our physical self is essentially a combination of the five elements of Nature – Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Space. And the Earth element is the core physicality of who we are. It is the basis, and most stable of all the elements. It is the Earth element on which the other elements build on.

Along with the Earth, – the Sun and the Moon have a significant influence in the making of our life. Not only does the Moon have a gravitational impact on us, but it holds the Earth in it’s trajectory of revolution around the Sun. The cycles of the Moon are also the basis of our birth on Earth, and a New Moon is thus seen as a time for new beginnings.

The September New Moon is rising on the 14th or 15th of the month, according to different geographical locations – in the Earth sign of Virgo. And this fresh lunar cycle is urging us to bring our focus on our basic element – the Earth. The Virgo energy is reminding us that the essence of our physicality is formed by the Earth, which is the source of our very body, the core of our physicality.

What we call as our body is just a piece of the Earth. If we lose connection with the source, we are bound to get disorganized. Without a harmonious contact with the Earth, the body will slowly lose its integrity and stability. It may still survive if one has lost conscious contact with this natural element, but it loses a variety of capabilities and possibilities that the human system carries.

This New Moon, radiating the vibes of Earth sign Virgo brings us a great opportunity to begin a journey of strengthening the integrity of the Earth element in our system.

There are various methods with which this can be done.

• Touch the Earth :

–The Earth is the basis of our physical life. The more you are in touch with it, the better your physiology gets. If your hands and your bare feet are in contact with the Earth, it will harmonize the physiological process in your system. Whenever they are in contact with the Earth, the body reorganizes itself as a part of the planet. Try to spend at least a few minutes a day in the garden, barefoot, touching soil, plants or trees. This is a simple way to connect with the Earth element.

• Earthing – Getting wet and lying stretched out on Earth with face downwards :

— Soak yourself in water. You can damp-dry so that some moisture still remains. Lie down for sometime, stretched out on Earth with face downwards. When you are earthing wet, the electrical connections conduct themselves much better than otherwise. This contact with Earth energizes the entire body.

• Barefoot New Moon walks :

— A simple way to connect with the Earth is to walk barefoot, especially on a New Moon and two days prior to the New Moon day. On these days the moon’s gravity creates a certain level of inertia, and the body and its energies are much more connected with Earth than on other days, as the pull is in the same direction. By contrast, on Full Moon days, it is pulling you up in the opposite direction. If it is not feasible for you to go outside during the New Moon day, at least in your house – walk barefoot and sit on the floor, particularly cross-legged. Both bring a deep energy connection and create the experience of being connected deeply with the Earth.

• Foot embed :

— If you have a garden, dig a hole about a feet deep, put your feet inside and close the hole up, just above your ankles. Stay there for 30 to 40 minutes, simply stuck in the Earth.

• Be mindful as you eat :

— The essence of our physicality is formed by the Earth that we intake. As we eat food, we essentially take in a part of the Earth to sustain the body. One must intellectually understand this reality – that they are taking in or eating a part of the Earth for survival and sustenance. Only then can we experience the Earth as much a part of us.

• Meditate on the Earth element :

— When it comes to our energy body, the Earth element is associated with the the Root chakra located at the base of the spine. Meditating on the root chakra helps in grounding and connecting to the Earth. Crystals corresponding the Earth element like Black tourmaline, Black agate, Emarald, Garnet, Hematite, Mookaite, Jasper, Tree agate, Moss agate, Green jade etc can be incorporated during the meditation. New Moon intentions of grounding your energy, centering and stabilizing, protection of the energy field, gaining physical and mental strength, attracting wealth and beauty can also be planted well this New Moon.

Being in touch with the Earth is extremely beneficial in terms of health, wellbeing, and various spiritual practices. This New Moon let’s begin a new journey of building a consciously harmonious connection with the life-making Earth element. Let this New Moon support us to get more involved with the planet, all of us are living on, and are made of.