Happy Melodious, Musical, Magickal, Miraculous, Magnetic, Majestic, Manifesting Monday! September is here and how the heck are you? We had a long weekend at the very beginning of this month (hence no reading) as I needed to play. So I went to the Fall Faire here (and pet sheep, love sheep). Hiked a new to me hike, had a glorious, massive fun family dinner (including egg toss games and write a story), then went and danced my soxs off at the Blues Festival down on the harbour. Phew! How was your weekend? (By the way sweetie, grab a cuppa and settle in as we have a lot to go over).
I love September (I know for some that sounds weird), but I love the impending Fall, it’s a time of harvest, a gathering together. The mornings are crisper, the days are still warm, but there is that sense of change. Kids are going back to school, starting a new class and making new friends. University starts again and all sorts of courses such as drumming, music, spanish and a myriad of other are offered up. The lazy, hazy days of summer are winding down and there is a shift in the energy that invites us to try something new (even if you aren’t school age) and to be willing to release the old that may be a tad too tight (like a kids running shoes).
There is also a sense of melancholy for some people when Fall starts to whisper with her crisp breathe. The leaves are going to change and then drop from the tree and the days are most certainly getting shorter – and for some this can feel uncomfortable and lonely. Which I can totally appreciate. But it doesn’t need to……
Fall Equinox is almost here (and I love this celebration). It is known as Mabon and is the second harvest, the fruit harvest, late July we celebrated the first harvest festival which was Lammas. This festival is a time to look at the seeds that you sowed in the Spring, on every level, and reflect on how they have manifested. Most crops are in and the fields are beginning to look brown and are slowly going to sleep for the winter (unless they are filled with gorgeous orange pumpkins). This is a time to celebrate the abundance and the harvest, as well as to make plans for the winter and to create community. But we will explore that more over the next couple of weeks.
The energy of September (according to the ever amazing Lena), is COMMITMENT! (Gulp!) Remember in June it was ADAPTING, July was FRICTION, August was DISCOVERY and now we have COMMITMENT! Whoot! Whoot!
As Lena shares:- “What is commitment? Commitment is making a choice to move ahead with a plan of action or intention without giving yourself a back door. Commitment is getting off the fence about something and making a decision that you then stick to. Commitment is finally taking that step of no return towards something you have only been dreaming of. Commitment requires eliminating the safety net of “I’ll do it if”, or “I’ll do it when”, and moving through the fear that holds you in the state of ambivalence, confusion and feeling stuck.
There is a saying, “action cures fear” and this is certainly true as a way to move forward and take advantage of the dynamic energy that comes available this month. Commitment engages the will and the masculine part of ourselves. Resistance to embracing your “will” and trusting the masculine can lead to lethargy, apathy, confusion and your energy not moving. “Will” should be aggressive in a positive way. Aggression should be used proactively as a support to move you beyond your fear and resistance and towards how and what you wish to manifest.
Commitment opens the channel to support. The universe will deliver on commitment as it is always a sign that you are willing to eliminate the back (and side) doors on your choices. How you ask is also important. It should never be a question but always a statement delivered with certainty.”
So what are you willing to Commit to? It doesn’t have to be massive if that is too big a stretch, what are a couple of easy things that you can commit to doing this month? Is there something you have always wanted to try, to pursue or to play with but vied away due to fear? My invitation to you, delicious lovely, is pick 2 or 3 things – they can be as big or small as you need them to be, but they need to stretch you and expand that comfort zone and then commit to them for 6 – 8 weeks. That’s it, it’s not a lifetime, but play with COMMITMENT to YOU!
For example, I have really been looking at this for the last 5 weeks since my sister died. I most certainly played with the Discovery energy and realised there were many things that I had been “allowing” or “putting up with” and they weren’t the things that nourished me. So they have been released and then there is that delicious vacuum or space inviting you to put something in there.
Thus, I have perked what those are and some that have come up are; dancing, creating with a new medium, community, singing, etc. So guess what? I am going to try out a couple of dance studios in the next 2 weeks and when I find a class I like, I am committed for the length of the class. There is a new Acapella group which I am hopefully going to sing with. I am committed to creating a Grief group so that people who have experienced loss, whether death, having to leave their home, the transition of middle age, loss of job – whatever, people need a place to unpack that and know it’s okay.
As for creativity and community, I have invited people to get together once every 2 weeks as fall happens and through the winter. We spend those evenings creating, learning, chatting and laughing. And guess what? They were pumped that we are doing this (because if you think about it we did this in days of yore, quilting bees, canning sessions – getting together through the shorter days and longer nights to share and create.) Personally, the medium I am going to play with is resin. Never done it, but have multiple magickal ides of what I can create, filled with love, intention and magick. So we shall see.
So let me ask – what are you willing to COMMIT to for you?
The September 13-14th Full Moon falls in the sign of Pisces and holds the potential to be deeply transformative and illuminating. This year the September Full Moon is also referred to as the Harvest Moon, as it is the last Full Moon before the Equinox.
“As the last Full Moon before the seasons change, this our opportunity to “harvest” all we can before we enter into the new season. It is also a time for us to reap the rewards of all we have achieved since the Solstice back in June. Take a moment to think back to this point in the year. Who were you then? Who are you now? What have you learned? How have you changed?
Harvest Moons are always cleansing, so if there is something you no longer wish to take with you into the new season, this is the perfect time to release and let it go. Falling in the watery sign of Pisces, this Full Moon is a sensitive one and may trigger unresolved or unexpressed emotions. We may also feel deeply sensitive and find it hard to not absorb the emotions of the world around us. So a gorgeous time to do some releasing and reviewing. Yes?”
Okay, I have chuntered a ton (not a surprise), so let’s crack on with the reading. When I went to the cards and asked who would like to guide this week, the glorious Faery Forest Oracle were adamant, which made me smile a lot. If this deck is new to you please let me introduce your guides (as that is always polite). “Let us enter the wild green world together, friend, the faery forests where the great trees speak with us, the moss soft underfoot, the light pure and gentle. The homes of the once Sacred groves of the Celts, the Saxons, and the Vikings…and to the people who were here long before we had names with which to call them to us – the faerie people. May the wild green world and the wondrous beings of this Faery Forest heal us, inspire us and urge us all to become more who we truly are meant to be.” Re-read that last line about inspiring and urging us…… totally ties into the energy of Commitment.
The crystals that were insistent to join are:- Lemurian Seed – healing is remembering our spiritual self and that time is an illusion of physical incarnation, showing how to move beyond all that is. Black Snowflake Obsidian – helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns. A good choice for past life work, heals old karmic patterns and helps in examining harmful thought patterns. Chrysocolla – a stone of communication. Its very essence is devoted to expression, empowerment and teaching. The serenity of its turquoise-blue color discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard.
Okay, take a moment and come back to your body. Just breathe yourself back. Allow in your mind’s eye the desires, goals the yearnings to flood up. What are you willing to commit to? Breathe it in, welcome it in. If you need a bit more support there is an easy and quick guided visualisation for you.
Ready to pick?
Shall we go look?
SHE WHO LAUGHS
There is within your life now a great heaviness, an earnestness, and a sense of great gravity to nearly every situation unfolding. Yes, this is of great importance, and yes, there are consequences to consider. But it is time for you to receive the healing power of laughter, the power that lifts the darkness and releases energy that is stagnant, cold, and heavy from our energy field, indeed from our limbs and cells and hearts.
For you, this laughter is as necessary as surgery at this moment, as it will shake loose the cords strapping you tightly to burdens you no longer need to carry.
Let the light break through, and laugh – as without laughter, there can be no perspective, without laughter, there can be no movement forward, without laughter, there can be a sense of deep abiding resentment. Lift this!! Let She Who Laughs begin to help you seek out moments, people, and situations that stir the sense of the ridiculousness within you, and let the healing and the release of laughter roll through you and lift away the pain at the centre of your being.
Its time is passing. It will melt away with tears of laughter that fall and cleanse and free you from the past….For now, the sun breaks through, and your eyes shine once again with mirth and joy.
Welcome back to the world of delight, friend. It’s time.
The Ancient is so old she is almost beyond time. She is able to speak the truth without compromise – as are you. She is so old, has experienced so much, learned and taught so many lessons, that she has become powerful and influential, just as you are becoming, too. So too are you growing older, coming into wisdom. She knows that while others are now going to come to you for advice and guidance, she sees your humanity – your faults and your flaws and your feelings of unworthiness. She wishes to reassure you.
Others will come to you, seeking knowledge, awaiting a blessing, an initiation, and oblivious to the consequences of the path they wish to walk. Wisdom, true wisdom, understands complexity, and you have developed this quality. The Ancient is honourable and human, and yet more than human, and she is courageous and has made sacrifices – as have you. She sees straight through comforting illusions – as do you.
She represents ancient tradition and the challenge of defining the self, yet remaining with a tradition that you value – and this too is one of your challenges. So take responsibility in your life. You will face the battle of choice, and you will be the antidote to gurus and dominant personalities who claim to have all the answers. The Ancient recognises the challenge of being a teacher. This immersion in a world to learn the ancient arts and venerate wisdom and old ways can be expressed in many forms, but everything you are now learning has value. She is the repository for ancient secrets and the contact between worlds. She is wise – and she has learned to consider every word that falls from her lips, even as she longs to call out for freedom.
When we love, we can gaze directly into the soul of another human being for a while. This in-love sensation reminds us of who we can truly be when we connect with our own self-love. We feel complete, adored, and we open wide to the experience. Energy surges through us, we crave the touch of the beloved.
We are, for a time, quite mad. The love fire has been lit within you, and you are being asked to allow your own self-love to ignite in return. You are feeling sensual, ready to make love, to explore the boundaries of physical sensation, and you wish reality would simply leave you be for a time so you can fully explore this craving and desire.
About you is the sensation of fulfilment, of satisfaction, and for a time, you will live between the worlds while this powerful experience shakes you to the core. And all the while, this faery being gazes into your heart, willing you to remember that not only do you love, you are worth loving. Astrild’s cool green gaze observes the fire within you, and will remind you again and again that to love yourself, and to love another with all of your heart, is a kind of baptism, a blessing, a ritual, and a trial by fire.
Passion is your whole world. Let the fire embrace you, purify you, and keep walking through the flames of love.
Wowzer, some delicious energy and guidance there! So gorgeous one take some time this week to think about what you are willing to commit to for YOU, use the energy of this delicious Pisces Full Moon to do some reviewing and releasing and play! Enjoy the crispness, the smells, the beginning of the leaves changing and we will explore more of what Fall Equinox brings next week. Have a fabulous week and huge hugs and squeezes!