On this doorway between Summer and Autumn, I’m celebrating all of it AND Winter! Yes, just as I suspected (and just may have had my own little additional hand in with Jack Frost and the Faeries), the snow began to fall right after I completed my book and then continued yesterday on and off, and all through the night (that has me singing my fav from Cyndi Lauper now…All through the night….). This left an incredible, fresh wonderland this morning for me to wake to.
But that was preceded by an awe-inspiring sunset last night too, which had me in “ooo’s and ahhh’s” over and over. It felt like the light and portal I was watching before me, was taking place inside my heart and spirit.
Even the magickal Astrid was giddy with delight at her very first snow, running all around the rooms like a little speed racer this morning. I SO enjoyed watching her look out the window at the snow – a Faery tale image come true. This was her last evening looking out at the new-fallen snow.
And then this morning with the glowing sun beginning to light this new world in front of her like a warm Cosmic candle.
She is so much like a snowshoe hare to me, I could imagine her out in it, and turning to white with the touch of her silver toes to the snow beneath her.
She also reminds me of a harp seal. This photo is from yesterday, as she laid all relaxed and full of joy from the vision of snow. She takes on so many forms, but this photo captures her harp seal imitation, as I often call her. So perfect for the wintery snow scene… Flippers and all, which mom would likely do better with too, hehe!!
And this is our picture window that is like a portal to me into another world.
I watched the sun rise over the snow blanketed vista, this morning, creating cotton candy pink clouds and light. Then clouds danced across the Lake’s surface like steam rising and geese began to fly.
I even put my one bare foot in the snow on the deck for the first time and hobbled my way with my healing boot on the other across to the banister to take it all in.
Enchantment ran through me and tickled my heart with delight.
And as the pink clouds dispersed, everything turned to white and icy blue in the full light of morning. The clouds continued to dance and glide across the water like the world was upside down and the lake became the sky.
As above, so below.
I hope you enjoy these photos shared from this magickal portal to your own heart.
A short post update (and last until I finish my book), as I’m continuing to hunker down with my writing, to send a little New Moon and Equinox love your way. This week is another gateway for anchoring in new intentions and realities, which is why I’m keeping focused and listening to the guidance on completing my book during this potent portal – based on my progress so far and yesterday’s amazing writing day that definitely will happen this week YAY! We have a Virgo New Moon in a couple days and the Equinox rounding out the end of the week, so a wonderful transition time you can harness mindfully in empowering your own true source of light within.
Virgo urges us to bring our bodies back into balance and supports our journey of integrative healing on all levels, while doing this WITHOUT being self-critical and WITH a lot of loving attentiveness.
Once again, I feel like a literal embodiment of this message with my restructuring foot fracture and the healing integration and nurturing I’m following to create harmonious alignment with the new.
And embrace of this with gratitude and love has increased the process tenfold with blessings abound and productivity galore. Yesterday was truly one of those days I cherish, where I spent 8 hours in full writing mode, which had me lost in the creative world of my imagination and parallel realities. I felt like the fact that my writing brought me to tears and I was crying through the fluid channeling of the story that was unfolding in creative “real time” was a great sign that I was in the vortex and that the content streaming through WAS that real. I LOVE when this happens. Pure alchemy in motion. I also love when what I’m writing happens while I’m writing it, or after. Powerful stuff! A few more days of that and I’ll be done. It also demonstrated being in the zone of my essence, as I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else in the beauty of that experience and the joy of creating from my heart.
These are the inner shifts taking place at this time….aligning us with our “nature”.
A seasonal shift marks a time for inner shifts and repatterning ourselves to step into that flow of Nature’s cycles.
So be a best friend to your inner darkness and shadow, for understanding it engages healing integration that is vital for soul growth. We are encouraged to face our fears and retrieve all of the projections and separations we’ve created, which are illusionary. This leads us to alchemy of the heart.
We’re encouraged to also stop medicating the truth with fluffy avoidance and robotic affirmations, in order to sink into the nature of our BEINGNESS.
I find myself continuously swimming deeper and deeper into this experience of richer embodiment. When I think, wow, this is amazing, I’m then soon shown something even more incredible is possible because that’s the truth of it – there is no end to the possibilities. WE create endings, but it’s all a continuous beginning and recreating we can choose ways of experiencing.
I’ll leave you with these passages from an old post of mine that speaks to this:
Nature reminds us that we need to relinquish the need to hold on tightly with fear and to trust in the process – to allow ourselves to have everything we thought we knew about ourselves to be stripped away, only to discover a greater truth to our authenticity beneath the temporary structures.
And in the process you’ll discover the only thing that is eternal is the core essence of who you are beneath the temporal layers. You learn then that the rest isn’t as serious as you make it and is simply part of the journey to that core.
We let go, just as the trees effortlessly allow their leaves to shift colors and float off in the wind. We embrace the only permanence, which is change. And we take grateful stock of what we do have, while preparing for a new birthing that will be incubating during the symbolic stillness.
Seasonal transitions mirror the evolution of human consciousness and the dynamic shifts of life cycles.
The eternal cycles of birth and death, creation and destruction – all teach you the wisdom of harmonic co-existence.
You become a conscious and active partner in the rebirthing process, as you walk through the flames of destruction with grace.
It’s a good time to decide if you want to continue forward supporting your ego’s will or your soul’s destined journey. Decide what it is worth to you to live in the authenticity and joy of your essence, and what decisions you can make to release all that is not of that, in order to be all that is.
As we celebrate the Equinox and Autumn’s graceful arrival, let us remember to breathe in the beauty of who we are, trust in the cycles that will always return us to balance and harmony, and gently nurture the inner world, as we cleanse it of that which no longer serves and prepare for the renewing cycle that will be spiraling round again.
With my own foot fracture I feel I released the pressure of much and broke from one version (within and without) and allowed a new version to form, which released the temporary structure of old “me” to birth a new Pisces self with stronger foundations of what that means to me.
We constantly have these choices and possibilities that needn’t be harsh for us to experience, and yet our higher selves know EXACTLY what is of greatest support for us.
To add to my Equinox thoughts for today, the music here shared by Laura is a wonderful accompaniment to the energy of this “season of the soul”. I love the enchanted and haunting music. Perfect!
Happy Spring to my friends and readers Down Under, and Happy Autumnal Equinox to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere. I’ve been so busy doing very Mabon-like things — harvesting, drying, canning, freezing, making sun tea, and cooking a vegan mung bean stew in the SunOven. So busy, in fact, that even though I scheduled today off for myself, this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down long enough to write a blog post. It’s a short one at that. Here’s a lovely music video I found to celebrate the Fall season, before I head outside to turn the SunOven and move masses of mulch. Wishing you all a beautiful, transformative day! Blessings and love … Laura
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Time flows like sands through the hourglass…fluid and subtle. And so we find ourselves upon the changing seasons again, so mirroring of our own cycles of life and the energetic fluctuations that we are integrating.
September 22nd at exactly 4:44 the Autumn Equinox, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, will transition us into a new phase of restorative balance and abundant receiving from the foundations we have been building. We not only can honor the life-giving source (Sun), but can honor the life we’ve been given, taking stock of what is most beneficial to keep moving forward with, and what would be best left behind.
The symbolic animal of Autumn is the hare and it is also symbolized as a woman carrying bunches of grapes and a basket full of fruit. Each of these carrying their own reflections for us as we wander through the shorter growing days and longer nights, experiencing the briskness in the air that tantalizes new sensations to be conscious of….
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Have a beautifully restorative and reflective weekend!
Full Moons are times of illumination, revelation, and provide insightful opportunity for integrative healing. It is also a time to receive from the cosmic elixir of life and great for doing anything that supports your openness to that receiving. You may find yourself wanting to be still and going within to experience the fullness of your emotions and what they have to share. You may discover that movement, music, and dance help to feel into your body and move the energy through. Spending time in nature, creating, making art of any kind, going deeper into healing practices or into more intimate relationships with yourself and others will perhaps call to you at this time – all of this providing inspiration, insights, and epiphanies to revealing answers and dreams.
The Harvest Moon is when, as they say, we separate the wheat from the chaff of the year – meaning a time to sort through your life and realize what is important and what isn’t, releasing and cultivating in direct relation. The Harvest Moon is also a most powerful time for creating the mirror of the unseen realms by reflecting this in practically manifested and beneficial effects into the world.
This is a good time to see and celebrate everything in your life – the responsibilities and the challenges that have supported your evolution – as freeing rather than burdening. To be grateful and to become committed to being fully responsible for all of your choices that shape the life you live.
So what does this Pisces Full Moon energy enhance in our experiences?
Pisces is a boundless sign that is deeply in tune with the primordial and subconscious waters of our emotional experiences. The two fish teach us to become one with everything, as this is the reality of our experience whether we choose to embrace it or not – in essence helping us to transcend duality. And so we are guided by Pisces to merge with the collective into a realm of fluid, instinctual wisdom.
Pisces naturally dwells in the 12th and final house of the zodiac – the house of undoings – that brings us in touch with everything unconscious in order to overcome the self-imposed limitations and transmute them into our gifts of natural and imaginative creativity, inspiration, intuition, and love of change. Pisces brings us in touch, also, with our true spirituality and the natural compassion and wisdom of heart that is innately our Source.
The trick is not to get lost in the watery abyss of Pisces energy that empathically feels all and then without boundaries, can have tendency to escape into a world of fantasy, dependency, and delusion because practical abilities of bringing the inspirations into full action is difficult. The energy surrounding a Pisces Full Moon can be challenging because of this and so it’s important to stay present with ourselves so we can become aware of the ways we avoid or self-indulge in order to not have to be responsible in our lives.
However, at this Full Moon time there is the earthy stability and groundedness that Sun in Virgo brings in partnership to this dance, which provides the ability to manifest all of the beauty and creative inspiration Pisces infuses us with. So in essence, this Full Moon supports the next step in our evolution of experience wherein we have opportunity to bring forth the consciousness of our Divinity into actualization on the physical plane.
“Pisces is the sign of the Source, the Great Mother of all, the original ocean of Life. Like the twin fishes pulled in opposite directions and yet tied together, Pisces’ archetypal energy shows us how we can transcend duality. We are infinite and yet just a drop in the ocean of infinity; we are unique individuals and yet part of all humanity. We are one. At this full Moon, the Piscean waters flow into good Virgoean earth to create wholeness.” ~Cathy Pagano
With the feminine Water and Earth signs being the focus, we find the qualities of the feminine coming to forefront at this time in all areas of experience to include a time for acute receptivity, abundance and gentle nourishment, cooperative support, integrated practicality, fertile ideas and flowing creative energy, as well as interdependent reciprocity.
There are other astrological aspects going on at this time as well, including the final of three sextiles taking place, a Grand Trine in Earth signs, and Pluto going direct after long periods of retrograde time, all of which really support the message of our need to let go of EVERYTHING no longer serving us and all fear-based patterns. It’s time to lighten the old load and open the heart to new. The feminine Earth energy will assist bringing all of the fluffiness down into integrated grounding.
Regardless of knowing these aspects or not, you can pretty much feel into the energy that is abound and where they are pointing to in your life, both personally and collectively. That’s why it’s not really important to know the specifics, although they will reiterate what you are sensing and help to pinpoint things you may be avoiding or needing extra insightful nudges on, but what IS important is to allow yourself to “feel” and then you will naturally be in tune with the aspects as a way of conscious life experience.
We also happen to just be a few days away from September 22nd’s Autumn/Fall Equinox for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – a time not only of the fastest sunsets, but for honoring and giving thanks for the source of life-giving (Sun), as we receive the abundance of what we have prepared for with the work we have done. I love how the Equinox takes place at exactly 4:44 on the 22nd – a time for supported restoration of balance.
Abundant creative manifesting to you!