Autumn is now upon us in all her glory! And so we begin...
October 3rd: After 5 months in retrograde, Pluto goes direct! This year, Pluto went into retrograde on April 24th and helped expose past emotional wounds and the shadow sides of the psyche. Secrets are often revealed (or rather, awkwardly exposed) within 48 hours of Pluto Direct. If you have been withholding information, prepare as it may suddenly come to light in the most unexpected of ways.
October 6th: If wanting to attract long-term wealth, begin the Opulence Ritual today.
October 7th-13th: As Mercury and Venus are conjunct this month in the sign of Scorpio, the Waxing Moon starting 10/07 will be a powerful time for relationship rituals. Whether to ritual is to welcome/receive new love, solidify commitment or alternatively, to eliminate love, the root cause of relationship issues can easily be revealed, healed, or conquered.
October 11th: Mercury Retrograde pre-shadow begins, which means you can expect miscommunications and technical glitches to begin to ramp up. Moving databases? Taking your car in for repairs? Submitting new construction plans for approval? Avoid unpleasant delays and make sure to complete everything necessary by October 11th! Avoid sudden impulses when it comes to travel, new technology (don’t buy that new iPhone yet!), or changing jobs. Projects or jobs left behind after October 11th will result in regret and distress, especially as Venus in Scorpio (10/08/19-11/01/19) questions our perception of how we make a living. Projects or jobs started between October 11th - November 5th will be short-lived and full of miscommunication, misunderstandings, and empty promises.
October 13th: Full Moon in Aries will be ideal for Attainment Rituals and general self-improvement. Always ideal for a Sacred Full Moon Ritual or to bless and protect your home. Additional recommended rituals for this Full Moon is the Wise Woman Abundance Ritual or the Viking Courage Ritual.
As summer's blooms turned their fragrant heads towards autumn's call, we now celebrate Autumn Equinox. This morning we are waking up to nearly equal hours of darkness and light. While the spring days in the Southern Hemisphere will be growing longer, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are now entering the autumnal season of darkness.
Whether you are in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere, know that now is a time of balance and to celebrate new endings with the promise of new prosperous beginnings.
With the Sun entering Libra, the Equinox and the Last Quarter Moon occurring today, now is an excellent time to cleanse, bless and protect your home. After physically cleansing your space, smudge with the Old World Floral Bundle; the harmony of herbs will bless, protect, and purify your surroundings. If an Old World Floral Bundle is not available to you, gather local herbs (such as dried rosemary, chamomile, and wild mint) and burn them throughout your home and physical body. This is an exceptional method for welcoming the new season!
With the Dark Moon approaching on September 28th and a rapid seasonal shift, expect abrupt endings and emotional goodbyes. Now is the time to respond to life with decisive action, rather than mere contemplation. New life paths come to light as we move forward with the Earthly (physical) tasks at hand. Now is a time to walk away from what no longer serves us and honor what is sacred and true.
The approaching Dark Moon of September 28th will be an excellent time for a Financial Troubles Banishing Ritual.
We welcome September under the Witch's New Moon, as the very first crescent reveals itself. With some variations, the Witch's New Moon rises in the daytime before noon and becomes visible in the day sky. It will be most visible at sunset and usually sets well before midnight.
With a busy month ahead, I do have some very good news for you. Feelings of absolute exhaustion will soon come to an end, as extended Virgo energies of Venus and the Sun give us the drive and optimism to (finally!) tackle our to-do list.
Additionally, with Mars in Virgo until October 2nd, September is the perfect time to 'get things right the first time' and smoothly move forth with personal goals. A good omen for students and those entering a new profession! An ideal ritual to harness this powerful energy is the Mars Energy Ritual. For best results, I would recommend the Mars Energy Ritual be performed at any point between the first quarter moon of September 6th and September 12th.
September 8th- 9th the growing moon (at over 70% illumination) will be in the industrious, hardworking sign of Capricorn. This night would be ideal for manifesting specific tasks. If you are needing to manifest a specific job, if your dishwasher just went haywire or if you're simply wanting something nice for yourself, an Attainment Ritual can lead to rapid manifestations.
If someone else seems to be holding the keys to your personal success (salary, loan approval, job offer, etc.), the Wise Woman Ritual performed on the night of September 8th will quickly give you the upper hand.