Not only has the moon moved into organised Virgo territory (until late Thursday), we’ve entered the darkest lunar phase – the perfect celestial combo for cleaning and decluttering.
Mercury’s annual transit through Scorpio (this year from October 25 to November 12) might also prompt a psychological spring clean. Many of us will be digging deep as we try to understand what’s motivating various thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Conversations may be intense over this period, but hopefully we’ll get to the bottom of things and feel enlightened as a result. Some of us might even crack a major mystery or two.
Saging with smoke and other space clearing techniques are generally more effective under waning, ‘dark moons’, but be sure to open your doors and windows – or you’ll trap the negative energy inside!
Decluttering your home
Surrounding yourself with clutter can weigh you down, and even worse, it can act as a barrier, making it difficult for new people and opportunities to enter your life. Here are a few pointers to get you started:
*Your home’s entrance should receive special attention as it represents both your approach to life as you walk out, and your impression as you walk in. Keep it as clean, beautiful and clutter free as possible .
*Anything broken should be fixed, or if it can’t be fixed, recycled into something useful. Otherwise, throw it out!
*The same goes for furniture that looks bad or that you never use. Ditch it, sell it or give it away; consider getting rid of objects that conjure up sad or unpleasant memories, too. If you’re not sure about heirlooms or valuable items, pack them away in a labeled storage box and reassess after a year.
*Unhealthy plants should be given some special TLC in the garden or completely removed from your home. While you’re at it, toss any dried flowers and ditch cracked or rusty pots. Dying plants are a negative influence, so don’t put it off!
*Stray paperwork should be collected together and collated. If you don’t already have one, buy a filing cabinet or try an expander file. Alternately, create a ring binder especially for bills, or set up an in/out-tray near your computer. You’ll feel organised in no time!
*Books, magazines and DVDs that you’re unlikely to read or watch again should be given away. Clear some space for fresh stories to enter your life.
*Wooden furniture can exude a strong psychic resonance, so if Aunt Olive’s oak wardrobe doesn’t hold fond memories, consider selling it or move it into the spare room. At the very least, give it a good cleansing with sage. Your bedroom should be your sacred space.
*Clothes that don’t fit or haven’t been worn for a couple of years should be donated to charity, sold or given away. If you’re not sure, pack them into a box and open it after a year. The same goes for shoes and accessories – donate them, toss them out, or pack them away in a labeled, dated storage box. If you don’t open the box within a year, donate it.
*If your linen cupboard is bulging at the seams, set aside a couple of hours and empty it. Again, donate, give away, trash or box items for a year.
*Artwork that makes you feel sad should be sold, or if you can’t bear to part with it, moved to an out-of-the-way room. Seeing a sad, ugly or lonely scene every day will eventually rub off on your psyche. If you want to invite joy in your life, opt for feelgood artwork.
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