Reflections and Review……….
Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles by Yasmin Boland
As I continue my journey of personal development, I know one area that needs more focus and attention is my spirituality. I’ve realized over the years that I’ve kept my spirituality more or less either under lock and key, or a tight leash. You see—I’ve been raised in the south, more or less in the middle of the “Bible Belt” where you get weird looks if you aren’t a follower of one of the main religions (especially Christianity). I’m not a follower of any of the western religions, and I don’t have anything against those who are (unless they either 1) try to force their views on me or someone else; or 2) become self-righteous because my spirituality path is different from theirs).
I am a pagan (or at times an atheist; but mainly a pagan). I believe that nature is trying to talk to us, but we’ve forgotten how to listen. I also think the earth is telling us how to heal, and ensure that the earth heals as well so life can continue, but again we’ve forgotten how to listen. This has been my secret self (truthfully the last time I’ve step foot in a church was at my older brother’s wedding back in 2001) that I’ve always tried to protect.
I add this book to my digital book pile last month when I was deciding on which areas I needed to focus on (spirituality, finances, work, mental health, and physical health) while I continued to job search. Many of these areas can and do overlap, so I also found books that overlapped in some areas as well. On to the book review.
This is a great book for anyone who is interested in how the moon can affect you, and how you can use the moon make adjustments in your life. I’m not an astrologist by any stretch of the imagination, but I might start looking into things more, as there are several parts of the book that spoke to me. One thing of those things was making goals around a new moon (and you don’t have to make many), and that if the new moon fell on your birthday—it was the Universes way of giving you a nudge. Well this year—the new moon was on my birthday, and I have been planning several changes for the coming year. Now I just need to follow through with those plans.
There are tips and suggestions for basically everything we deal with on a day-to-day basis. While I knew my star sign, I never knew (or heard) of my rising sign, but looking at the way the moon can move through either chart—it does explain some of my mannerisms and actions at certain times of the year. This book has given me more things to think about spiritually (proud to say I have started to mediate daily—though not for long, but that is a goal to work towards), mentally, and physically.
Because when it is all said and done, we can’t control what others think of us or how they act, we can only control how we think (1) of our selves and (2) others; plus (3) how we react to others. When we keep it all positive, that vibrates more higher and with greater light than when we think negatively.
Let’s keep it positive, and slowly but surely we can change, save, and even reverse the damage we’ve been doing to ourselves and to the earth.
Strongly recommended read for anyone with interest in how the moon can help them.