I love the darkness of each new moon phase. I like to think that the ideas that are flooding my brain right now are starting in the darkness just like seeds that are planted in fertile soil. It's easier to trust that my ideas will emerge into the light just as surely as seeds will do in their climb toward the sun. Right now I'm creating this year's Master Class with AMAG curriculum, and it feels good to be doing so with the support of the New Moon and Mercury retrograde. My friend and talented astrologer, Deborah O'Connor, has this to say about today's New Moon: "First the moon and, the next day, Mercury, call on us to wake up. Wake wide. Accept and welcome the changes tap-tap-tapping at our minds for the urgent inner telegrams they are. These planets aren't asking you to turn your world upside down in a day but they are offering you a chance to welcome the odd or the extra-ordinary ideas which may flood your head over the next few weeks if you are willing to step away from comfortable ways of thinking and let your wild mind surface. ... Click here to read more from Deborah O'Connor.