“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.”- Doris Day
While shuffling my Mary Queen of Angels Oracle Card Deck the blessings card jumped out almost immediately! While initially gazing at the card my eyes were drawn to the halos around the figures, their fullness and luminosity reminiscent of Luna hanging out in tonight’s sky. When the moon is full we are super charged by the powers of the sign that it’s in, and this weekend we’ve been blessed by the grace of virgo, the virgins—so fitting to pull from the Mother Mary deck. Virgo is an Earth sign, concerned with the details with a heavy dose of perfectionism. If you’ve been list making, feeling urges to organize and simplify, purge and clean house then you’re vibing with the cosmos, in alignment with the Milky Way.
The full moon is a magnetic part of a lady’s magic cycle, a monthly opening that allows us to release and let go while illuminating all that we are blessed by right alongside all that we’d rather hide and keep shady. Mary’s message this week is clear as she guides us to use our artist vision to acknowledge that our prayers are answered in creative ways, asking us to stretch our perceptions, using mindfulness to mentally recall all that we are grateful for, feeling in to the abundance that surrounds us. This task can be challenging if we’re drowning in scarcity, but the ritual of thankfulness will create expansion where you feel shrunk and the optimism that fuels us through.
Sitting in a pose that feels easy take a deep breath in through your nose, pause, and gently exhale, focusing on the sensation of breath as it comes in and out through your nose. Place your hands palms facing down on your knees or thighs and allow yourself to enter your Inner-Verse, softly closing your eyes, making sure that your mouth is closed. As you continue to breath in and out add a mantra to super charge this practice, mentally repeating the word ‘thank’ as you inhale, and ‘you’ as you exhale. Continue this cycle of breath for 1-11 minutes. I like to keep My Cycle Diary nearby, jotting down thoughts, drawing pictures and adding my gratitude lists in the daily + lady magic notes sections.
What we funnel our attention towards grows, and this week’s reading is urging you to channel your thoughts towards your highest good. Pay attention to your gifts and take note of all that’s gone RIGHT! Write it down, make some lists, satisfy that virgo vibe, take inventory of all that’s good. Know that you can return to the mantra thank-you at any time, tuning in to your breath, silently repeating this potent prayer, matching your vibration with your destiny.