Creating Good Habits with The Moon – 30 Day Drawing Challenge

Creating Good Habits with The Moon – 30 Day Drawing Challenge

by Alison Price


Creativity

In astrology, your habits are closely realted to the Moon.

As the Moon passes through your birth chart it transits every house and forms every possible aspect to all of your planets.

Because of the Moon’s natural abilities, everything is sensed and instinctively known. You just have to pay attention.

Habits

To break a bad habit takes one lunar orbit of the Earth or one month.

By the same token, to build a good habit takes one lunar orbit of the Earth, or 30 days, give or take a whisker.

30 Day Drawing Challenge

Thus is born the 30 Day Challenge. All new habits can be established if they are practiced every day for 30 days.

I talk about the five components to live a satisfying life which are; love, money, wellbeing, vision and creativity.

I have taken up a creative project, and I will be doing a new sketch, or drawing,  every day for 30 days. You can join me if you like.

New habits that you begin are better supported, and more dynamic, when started at a New Moon, or a solar eclipse, like the one that occurred on August 11th, which spurred me into action as it was conjoined my Sun.

You can practice New Moon Wishing in line with your birth chart to support your creative new habits.

I will post my progress here. Tag your creations with #starz30 so we can see your beauties. “The 30 Day Drawing Challenge”

Please share this with anyone who needs to see it.

Have a prosperous day,

Alison ⭐️


Day 1

Vancouver Art Gallery - Day 1

The Vancouver Art Gallery from the steps of Robson Square, downtown Vancouver.


I take a photo just to show you. I complete the drawing at the location.

The buildings were a bit wobbly and the trees were hard to draw, but hopefully, I will get better over the next 29 days.


Day 2

The giant pandas outside the Marriott Parq Hotel in Vancouver.

This piece is named “Slow” by Chinese artist Zhang Huan. This sculpture is in stainless steel and is highly polished.

Huan’s pandas are “meant to eulogize eternal maternity and family while expressing expectations of a future, and expresses the artist’s understanding of human nature and his thoughts on love and eternity.” 

This drawing was quite a challenge to do in pen and ink. There is about 50 shades of grey.

On a side note, I need to get another pen as this one seems to have run out of ink.

Day 2 of the 30 Day Drawing Challenge over. Roll on the next twenty-eight.

Alison ⭐️


Day 3

Sunset Beach

This is the view across Sunset beach in Vancouver. Looking towards the west.

There were three main bands of color.

From the top down, the sky a hazy grey/blue due to lots of forest fire smoke, the sea which had more bands of dark blue and green within it, and the sand which was beige and grey, or greige, in the footsteps of the bathers.

Beachcombing was great and we collected many shells which we will use as mulch in the little plant pots in our apartment..


Day 4

The waterfall and rill in my local Emery Barnes park in Vancouver.

This was the first year for ages that they have had water flowing in the city parks due to recent water shortages.

The water itself was difficult to capture and somehow the falling water is not quite right, but I think the general image is ok.

Day 5

What is to come…



Cancer

Cancer

Cancer

The Sun is in the sign of Cancer from June 21st to July 23th.

 

Cancer’s Symbolism

The symbol is the Crab and their key phrase is “I feel…” which is often their sentence opener.

 

Cancer’s Polarity, Element and Mode

Cancer is the second cardinal sign which means you are leaders and Cancerians will often lead from behind.

You are in the water element which indicates that much intuition is used and you are fluid and in the passive polarity suggesting a reticence for aggression and a more receptive approach to life.

 

Cancer’s Ruling Planet

The ruling planet is the Moon which is not really a planet at all but the natural satellite of the Earth.

The Moon goes through phases and this is a typical attribute for Cancerians.

 

 

Cancer Compatibility

Passionate for Capricorn.

Loves Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

Friends with Taurus and Virgo.

Stretches with Aries and Libra.

Grinds with Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Ignores Gemini and Leo.

The Other Signs

If you liked this information on Cancer you may wish to explore the other zodiac signs a little.

 

Author Bio

Alison encourages you to explore your unique creativity and live a satisfying life through your personal astrology. She offers her insights from the heart and with a sense of humor.

Go here to read more about Alison’s story.

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The Moon

The Moon

The Moon

Moon Rulership and Essential Dignity

Rules Cancer. Is in detriment in Capricorn, exalted in Taurus and falls in Scorpio.

 

Moon Keywords

Women: The Moon is the feminine principle in a chart.

Emotions: The Moon rules emotions, feelings, nuances, tears and things that well up.

Mother: It indicates your mother, mother figures, how you experience your mother and family ties.

Care: The Moon shows how you take care and what you care about. Food preparation and all cooking activities or storing food, eating and drinking beverages are influenced by the Moon in a chart.

Reactions: Anything that comes in phases such as reactions, responses, where we are reactive,

Habits: Instinctive behavior and habits are under the auspices of the Moon.

Nurture: The nurturing activities of breastfeeding, milk, all milk products and nutrition is under the Moon.

 

Moon Extras

Explore some extra information about the Moon.

Author Bio

Alison encourages you to explore your unique creativity and live a satisfying life through your personal astrology. She offers her insights from the heart and with a sense of humor.

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The Moon, Your Mother and Food

The Moon, Your Mother and Food

The Moon is an indicator of how you experienced your mother and food

How your mother shaped your eating habits is indicated by your Moon sign. Obviously, the full lunar complex needs analysis but try this as a first pass through the chart.

Instinctively we reach for the comfort food which is associated with early habits and patterning that our nurturing taught us.

If you trawl back through your memory banks to when you were a child sitting at the kitchen table maybe you can still hear these comments ringing in your ears.


Moon Signs

The Moon in Aries mother says, “Eat it while it’s hot” as she places a sizzling plate in front of you.

The Moon in Taurus mother says, “Don’t gulp your meal. Take your time and taste the food.”

The Moon in Gemini mother, drumming her fingers says, “Hurry up and finish your dinner I want the table for our jigsaw puzzle.”

The Moon in Cancer mother as she pats your hand says, “I prepared your favourite recipe, so when you eat it, it will make me feel good.”

The Moon in Leo mother dramatically says, “I have created yet another culinary masterpiece in my kitchen. I have put my heart into the preparation of your meal. I hope you appreciate it. Eat up.”

The Moon in Virgo mother, checking a packet’s food values label says, “Everything in this meal is healthy food so clean your plate.”

The Moon in Libra mother sitting opposite you says, “I’ll make a deal with you, If you eat your veggies we can have cake.”

The Moon in Scorpio mother whilst watching you closely says, “Don’t waste food, people in the world are dying of starvation, eat up.”

The Moon in Sagittarius mother says, “I’m trying a new-fangled recipe, what do you think? Oh, please have some more, I made plenty, in fact, there is enough so I can take what’s left to the big hall meeting later tonight.”

The Moon in Capricorn mother says, “I’m tired of cooking you the same old meals every day, but tradition is tradition, so eat what I say. I am your mother (and therefore the food authority).”

The Moon in Aquarius mother standing at the door says, “I have to dash out to my book club but you can find something to eat, can’t you? There is cold pizza in the fridge.”

The Moon in Pisces mother softly says, “I have had to sacrifice to provide this meal. If you don’t eat it I will be upset” and “But, I fed you only yesterday!”

 

 


New Moon Wishing

New Moon Wishing


New Moon Wishing

New Moon Wishing is a ritual you can practice every month that brings the meaning of each New Moon alive for you and relates it to your life.

The next New Moon will be at a particular degree in a sign and will be in one of the twelve houses of your chart.

By making wishes at the New Moon that correlate closely to your chart you can tap into the energy of the cosmos in a specific way.

 

The Cycle of New Moons

There is a New Moon about every twenty-nine days and that typically makes one New Moon each Month.

 

Two New Moons in a Month

But, each year there may be a month with two New Moons.

For example, back in August 2019 there were two New Moons. The first New Moon is on the first of August and the second New Moon is on the thirtieth of August.

 

Two New Moons in a Sign

Now and then there may be a zodiac sign with two New Moons.

Aries 2023

For example, in 2023 there are two new Moons in one sign that of Aries the Ram.

Check in the list below and see where the next New Moon will be in the zodiac.

Then find the natal house in your chart where the position of the next New Moon will occur.

Each month the New Moon will likely move to the next house of your chart but it does depend on your chart’s houses.

If you have an intercepted sign it could skip one house altogether.

If you have wide houses there could be two New Moon in the same house for two months in a row.

2023 New Moons

January 21st at 1° Aquarius.

February 20th at 1° Pisces.

March 21st at 0° Aries.

April 20th at 29°Aries also a solar eclipse. This is the second New Moon in Aries.

May 19th at 28° Taurus.

June 18th at 26° Gemini.

July 24th at 24° Cancer.

August 16th at 23° Leo.

September 15th at 21° Virgo.

October 14th at 21° Libra also a solar eclipse.

November 13th at 20° Scorpio.

December 12th at 20° Sagittarius.

Solar Eclipses

New Moons that are also solar eclipses can be more energizing for that month’s wishing.

Your Natal Houses

Find the house in which the next New Moon will occur.

Make three to five wishes in line with the meaning of you New Moon house.

Write them on a nice piece of paper and have these wishes ready and prepared before the New Moon.

Suggested New Moon Wishes

Here are some suggested wishes for a New Moon in your natal chart houses. You can add more wishes and modify the ones you like.

Let your inspiration guide you.

New Moon in your first house

  • I wish I was…
  • I wish my self-confidence was…
  • I wish I was more authentic in…

New Moon in your second house

  • I wish my income was…
  • I wish the value I place on people and things was…
  • I wish my self-esteem was…

New Moon in your third house

  • I wish to take a short course in…
  • I wish that I will spend more time in my local area so I can…
  • I wish that my commute was…

New Moon in your fourth house

  • I wish that my family was happy, healthy and…
  • I wish for a nice home that is…
  • I wish to thank my ancestors and parents for…

New Moon in your fifth house

  • I wish for children who are happy, healthy and…
  • I wish I took my creativity more seriously so I can…
  • I wish I could enjoy my leisure time and spend it doing…

New Moon in your sixth house

  • I wish to have simple daily rituals that…
  • I wish for robust health, a strong physique and the strength to…
  • I wish I had a job that…

New Moon in your seventh house

  • I wish to have a life-partner who will…
  • I wish for a business partner who has the skills of…
  • I wish that I treated other people…

New Moon in your eighth house

  • I wish to have financial support available for…
  • I wish that people will take my side regarding…
  • I wish that my intimate life was…

New Moon in your ninth house

  • I wish to read and know more about…
  • I wish I could go on a journey so I can…
  • I wish that I could advertise and promote my…

New Moon in your tenth house

  • I wish my career would…
  • I wish that what I am known for in the public domain is…
  • I wish I was accomplished and recognized for…

New Moon in your eleventh house

  • I wish my friends were…
  • I wish I could support the group of…
  • I wish my social circle was…

New Moon in your twelfth house

  • I wish to withdraw from life for a while and…
  • I wish I could look after and curate…
  • I wish to confine myself for a time so I can…

At The New Moon

At the moment of the New Moon place a candle in your window and say your wishes out loud.

Then place the paper with your wishes on it on the windowsill underneath or next to the candle.

If possible let the candle burn a while or even overnight.

Your Astrology Journal

In your astrology journal note the date and the degree of the New Moon and make any notes later in that cycle if there was anything to mention.

Say how and when your wishes came true.

New Moon Annual Forecasting

New Moon Wishing and the positions of each New Moon can (and should) be a part of your annual astrology predictions and year-end astrology review.

You can get all the forecast information together for yourself towards the end of each year in November or December so you are all ready for the New Year.

Next Year

When you get a next year’s calendar, diary or journal that is the time to add the astrological information which really interests you.

Professional astrologers typically have whole years of forecasting material ahead so they are fully prepared.

I usually have all major transits and therefore New Moons listed for up to five years ahead.

This practice is more about that I write horoscopes so far in advance for publications who need to be months and even years ahead.

You can do one month at a time to start with and perhaps one day you too will look further ahead.

Author Bio

Alison encourages you to explore your unique creativity and live a satisfying life through your personal astrology. She offers her insights from the heart and with a sense of humor.

Go here to read more about Alison’s story.

If you want to send Alison a quick message go here.

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