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Monday, January 4, 2010

To Everything--Clean, Clean, Clean

For those of you falling behind in your end-of-year cleaning, you’re not too late; you have eleven more days! As many of you know, 2009 ended with a fire under our butts, urging us to clear, cleanse, and release all the junk of our minds, relationships, bodies, and lives. This last December 31st was the first time since 1990 that we experienced a Blue Moon (the second full moon in a given month) on New Year’s Eve. It will not occur again on December 31st until 2028. Not only that, this time, it was accompanied by a partial lunar eclipse and retrograde mercury. Amazingly, this Blue Moon occurred not only on the last day of the year, but also on the last day of the decade. The new moon will appear on January 15th, which also happens to be the last day of mercury retrograde.

Okay, I know you aren’t all into astrology, but it doesn’t matter. Before you zone-out, let me explain. All of these things are working together to support evaluating, clearing and cleansing—not just for 2009, but for the last decade. So, on December 31st, the intensity so many of us experienced was linked to all our stuff that needs to be reevaluated and cleared (possibly from the last ten years). It was especially intense on New Year’s Eve, because this “stuff” was revealed to us by a paradox of the full light of the moon dancing with an eclipse. There’s nowhere to run; nowhere to hide, even though the eclipse might make it seem otherwise.

I am impressed by the many of you who are being led to clean out the old without consciously recognizing the forces that are here to assist you. Many of you are intuiting that this is the right thing to do, just like we tend to clean in preparation for the birth of a newborn, or before our menstrual periods. Some of you have already cleared and cleansed your physical home or work space—reorganizing closets or offices, websites or blogs, cleaning the home, or giving away non-essential personal items.

But how many of you are doing the same with your emotional, mental, and spiritual baggage? Again, I am impressed by those of you who have the courage to do so—including those of you who are facing this head-on, because you have no other choice.

This next decade is not for the faint-of-heart. Enormous challenges and changes await us. Faith, courage, compassion and support will be essential building blocks of the human soul if we are ever to navigate this.

What needs to be cleared and cleansed in your life?

Take advantage of the next eleven days, and do it!

For more on a similar topic, see The Point of New Return.


  1. I have evidence this must be true-- after watching my son come back from college and clear out his entire childhood room. He inspired me --though completing mine will take a lot more than 11 days.

  2. This is fascinating, thank you. I am not a huge believer in astrology & to be honest I hadn't even realised blue moons existed outside of romantic songs until I heard it on radio. I do believe in the forces of nature though.
    I have been filled with an urge to 'sort out' and have already sorted lots of paperwork.
    This afternoon I am tackling office which has done double duty with guests over Christmas over period. Obviously I would have done that anyway but I am really motivated to sort things that have remained slightly chaotic since I refurbished this room earlier last year.
    I am also going to be delivering my newsletters in a more organised way! Since I began the thrice weekly blogging my standards have slipped. But now, by the light of the blue out!

  3. Wonderful post, love it!! Clearing on all levels, yes this is essential. Emptying comes first. Thank you for your lovely wisdom filled words!

  4. this is a lovely post - i found you via @juliedaley on twitter. i'm going to thank her right about now.

  5. 2009 was a year of transformation for me and with this growth there was considerable growing pains; but not unworthwhile.

    The last 8 weeks have been OMG life changing; got rid of a major load of emotional baggage. 2010 is my year of FREEDOM.