7th August 2013: Between the New and Blue Moons…

Recite or Reframe?

As we rest in the dark of the Moon today we have an opportunity to decide on our approach to the next two weeks leading up to the Blue Moon in Aquarius on 20th/21st. As I mentioned back in July when Uranus turned retrograde, the coming Blue Moon is an opportunity for the deep release of things which fail to serve our highest good. But in order for the release to be as deep and thorough as it must be, these things must be brought into the light of consciousness first because we need to uproot them with awareness, bringing our full authentic presence to them as we let them go. It’s not enough to decide to be different if the same old hooks still anchor us down. To be renewed we must be free of the past and open to a fresher and more vibrant future.

The New Moon offered us the opportunity to see old issues through fresh eyes and helped to reframe some familiar stumbling blocks. Now we must do the work of embracing that fresh perspective and living it, consciously returning to it when we feel our energy dropping and new perspectives fading in favour of older and more jaded ones. Force of habit is a major driver in the human psyche and none more so than the habits of perception that we indulge every day as we look out upon the world from our own well-worn perspective. We must be prepared in the coming fortnight, to engage the self-discipline necessary to make the new perceptions our default setting in lieu of the old.

But this kind of self-discipline is often lacking just when we need it most! As much as we may bemoan our circumstances, we are often hard pushed to see them differently or tackle them from a fresh angle. Reciting our woes rather than reframing them is a risk we all face at the moment and we need to help ourselves and each other to avoid doing so, because the opportunity we have now to uproot them is powerful and it would be a travesty to miss out on it in favour of the dubious pleasures of familiar self-pity. Whatever our circumstances and however they arose it is we who are living our lives, no one else, and as such it is we who can most readily impact them, initially through changing our thoughts about them and our appreciation of the possibilities available to us.

So today the cosmos asks us to take stock and decide what we need to see differently. And in making this decision we must then commit to following through on it. Because in doing so we can begin to uproot the negative patterns of thought and behaviour which keep us forever stuck in patterns that serve only to frustrate and limit us. And as the Blue Moon approaches we can prepare to release, once and for all, the old ways in order to embrace the new which promise us greater hope, more fulfilment and deeper wisdom in the long run.

With love to everyone.

Sarah Varcas


Sandra Smyre 7th August 2013 8:27 am

"Reciting our woes or reframing them" is right where I am dear Sarah! I lost a very important friendship this week and am working my tush off trying to reframe the whole experience, and not sink into self pity. These are the times when my spiritual life has to carry me and thank goodness for a strong spiritual bond. It's amazing how much better I feel when in the past something like this would knock me down for a long time. I feel right perky and know this for the highest good. Again, thank you for your insights and love! :smitten:

Mik 7th August 2013 8:58 am

Thanks Sarah,,
I believe us Smurfs have been waiting for the blue moon,,
Great reminders,,stay in our hearts to heal old patterns.
Gratitude,,and Smurfitude.

Sarah Varcas 7th August 2013 9:59 am

Hi Sandra. Losing friendships can be tough indeed but sadly also par for the course these days it seems! I think it's important to find the balance between reframing and grieving. It's a big loss and too hasty a reframe may side-step some of the process that's needed to work through and heal the emotional aspects of it all. But at the same time, YAY for you that it hasn't just knocked you for six like it would have in the past. I guess we never see the progress we've made until things like this happen to show us! Anyway, just my thoughts as I read your post... I hope you're doing okay Sandra. Love to you xx :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 7th August 2013 10:00 am

lol Mik. Yes! The Smurf Moon. I can't wait... :) xx

Sandra Smyre 7th August 2013 12:22 pm

Thank you Sarah for the gentle reminder about the balance between grief and reframing. I am sad and know this is a process so will walk thru it and not have it knock me crazy down the road. It feels like this is a journey of constantly saying goodbye--am looking forward to saying hello to the new. I've always been told you have to close a door for a new one to open. Much love to you, Sandra :smitten:

bluefeatheryone 7th August 2013 12:50 pm

Thank you for another powerful punch of a message, Sarah. LOL. Fears place me so much of the time in old, familiar choices. Here's to reframing & new living! Love to you! :smitten:

Tiff 7th August 2013 8:21 pm

:thumbs: Thank you, Sarah

Sarah Varcas 8th August 2013 5:51 am

Thank you, Sarah

Thanks for reading Tiff! :)

Sarah Varcas 8th August 2013 5:51 am

Fears place me so much of the time in old, familiar choices. Here's to reframing & new living!

Hear hear!! :smitten:

Lorelei63 8th August 2013 8:55 am

Sarah ... a million thanks! This post enabled me to bring myself out of a 30-hour crisis that was truly crushing me.

Sarah Varcas 9th August 2013 10:23 am

Really glad to hear that Lorelei. Onward and upward! :smitten:


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Sarah Varcas is an Intuitive Astrologer, committed to decoding the wisdom messages of the cosmos for the enrichment of peoples’ lives.