As summer's blooms turned their fragrant heads towards autumn's call, we now celebrate Autumn Equinox. This morning we are waking up to (almost) equal hours of darkness and light.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the days become a bit cooler and shorter each day. While summer has left us with the beautiful leaves of turning gold, the winter is swiftly approaching. The gardens will soon begin to die in preparation to be reborn into a new beginning. As the sun enters Libra, it is a time of balance and to celebrate new endings with the promise of new prosperous beginnings.
The Full Moon on Monday, September 24th is called the Harvest Moon, as it occurs within 2 weeks of the Autumn Equinox. New life paths will come to light as we move forward with the Earthly tasks at hand. Now is the time to respond to life with decisive action, rather than mere contemplation. It is now a time to walk away from what no longer serves us and honor what is sacred and true.
Those that are currently performing the Opulence Ritual leading up the Harvest Moon, know that your rituals are energetically calling upon the changing of the seasons and that the Spring will bring mind-bending, life-changing events.
For the next 5 weeks, focus on clearing away stagnant energy and ask the spirits of your ancestors to assist you and guide you into the new season.
The upcoming Dark Moon of October 8th will be particularly powerful for making ancestral contact, especially with spirits whom we have personally known in this incarnation. For communication with the deceased, I recommend the Oracle Ritual Blend, as it attracts helpful spirits --particularly ancestral spirits.
While we in the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating endings, our dear Witches in the Southern Hemisphere are celebrating beginnings with the arrival of Spring Equinox. I urge those in the Southern Hemisphere to celebrate within their own seasons rather than relying on European text for spiritual celebrations and dates. Being in rhythm with your local seasons, flora & fauna and other Earthly influences is the natural lifestyle of the Witch.
Keep in mind...
Astrological events are similar to acts of weather. Some people choose to dance in the wind and the rain. Others stay indoors. Your reaction, your mental attitude and your choice of thoughts will create your own experience and outcome.