On Friday August 30th, HOA will host a special edition of our Sleepscape in conjunction with the second New Moon of August! This phenomena is referred to as the Black Moon, and occurs every 29 months. This rare cosmic phenomena will be influenced by the astrological sign of Virgo.
Each astrological season brings us lessons, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Virgo Season is a time for all of us to find our inner diamond; a compilation of skills, talents, perspectives, and energy unique to us. Our first challenge is to recognise this gift within ourselves. We often take our talents for granted, assuming everyone possesses them, or we may even overlook their existence. Over Virgo Season start to hone in on what makes you unique and think about what you can contribute to the world.
The second lesson of Virgo is recognising that your gift is perfect as it is. Rising to this state of consciousness often involves healing our feelings of insecurity, inadequacy and anxiety over our talents. When we become overly concerned with perfection, we become paralysed and then no one, including ourselves, benefits from our gifts. During Virgo season, try repeating the mantra:
“I am good enough”
every day and observe what your mind says in protest. Your reaction to this statement will point you towards the places that need healing, love, and compassion for you to feel your gift is good enough to offer the world.
Once we’ve recognised our gifts and their potential, Virgo brings us her third lesson: structure. Virgo is an Earth sign, and her energy helps us organise our life. Part of being of service to others is having healthy boundaries. We must learn how, and when, to say no without guilt. We also must be committed to ourselves more than anyone or anything else. We can not be our best if we are depleted, undernourished or overworked. Virgo helps us understand our relationship with ourselves. It is an opportunity to look at your calendar and place some non-negotiable meetings with yourself. This could be a daily meditation practice, weekly acupuncture or massage sessions, or time to do nothing at all. Align with Virgo’s energy to make these restoration periods a priority and plan your outside obligations around them, not the other way around.
This New Moon, we will be working with the energies of the Amazonite. Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space.
As a metaphysical healer, Amazonite soothes the chakras and aligns the physical body to the etheric. It is particularly rejuvenating to the Heart and Throat Chakras, enhancing loving communication on all levels. It awakens compassion for others by allowing one to perceive both sides of a problem and accepting differing points of view. As a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, Amazonite has been used in jewelry and cut into beads since the time of the early Mesopotamian, Indian and Egyptian cultures. You may find Ammonite at the following stores:
545 Orchard Road #16-04 Far East Shopping Centre Singapore 238882
Harmony Gems & Crystals
102F Pasir Panjang Road, Citilink
Warehouse complex #01-05
Qi New Age & Healing
42 Kandahar street
Join us for our Super New Moon Ritual - Sleepscape at HOA, an eight hour session that augments Yin yoga, aromatherapy, and sound therapy to take you into a deep slumber. Come align your Chakras, drink organic Peruvian cacao tea, practice meditation and immerse in the sound of both ancient and modern musical instruments - Didgeridoo, Gongs, Crystal bowls and Handpans. Book your spot here!
22:30 Cacao tea reception
22:45 Bonfire Ceremony
23:00 Aroma Yin
00:00 Chakra cleanse with mantras
00:30 Savasana with Gongs + Crystal bowls + Didgeridoo
06:15 Sunrise Flow with Handpans
We will provide blankets, bolsters, yoga mats and pillows. For extra comfort, you are welcome to bring along extra pillows or portable light mattress. We recommend that you bring along your silk pyjamas, eye-pillow and a journal for this special event. We will be serving fruits, organic Amazonian cacao tea all night, and light breakfast after sunrise flow.
Written by Izzy Liyana, content creator & writer for HOA