Things to do Sun in Sagittarius

sagittarius sign

Things to do while the Sun is in Sagittarius

  1. Seeing and believing the best in people
  2. Widen your perception
  3. Travels of all kind
  4. Go to church, temple, or other religious ceremony
  5. Connect wit your personal truth
  6. Write a statement of your personal philosophy
  7. Go on a retreat
  8. Do energy work to clear and heal your throat chakra
  9. Perform energy work to remove all family karma
  10. Meditate on farther reaching answers
  11. As for new creative ways to do the mundane
  12. Add more playfulness and exploration
  13. Go back to school or start looking into them… go check out a University or college of interest
  14. Be more adventurous
  15. Talk to people you haven’t spoken to in a while
  16. Do things out of the norm or routine

Scorpio New Moon

scorpio moon goddess

The New Moon is a time to go within and dance with our shadow issues in order to resolve longstanding issues.  Every new Moon will be different and each will trigger certain things in you.  Today on November 11, we greet the Scorpio new moon at 12:47 p.m.  Scorpio is a deep and intense sign. It represents all the stuck and heavy emotions and shadow issues we have.  It signifies transformation…death and rebirth, the phoenix.

It represents all things taboo…forbidden behavior…and the rejection because it seems socially unacceptable.  What is your taboo about fitting in?  Where are you trying to fit in where you have been called to stand out to find your genius?  Find your connection to your family taboo.  I grew up in a Roman Catholic church and for my mom if you do not go to church every week you are not considered spiritual and do not know God. She came from a family of well educated individuals and if you do not go to college you have wasted your life.

scorpio transformationThis sign has more then one facet and is represented by more then just the scorpion but by the eagle and the phoenix as well.  The Scorpion aspect is the transformation of secrets and desire.  All the shadow stuff.  The stinger.  When you are in this aspect you’re really “in it” and you can’t see in the dark still. The eagle aspect has the ability to fly above the Scorpion energy and sees the shadow issues.  It sees both worlds and becomes the Sacred Observer.  Because the eagle can see what’s going on from above it can pull shadow pieces out and ask “What is it about for you?”  There is a curiosity, a higher world view.  You’re not “in it” anymore.  The Phoenix aspect is the transformation by flames and rises out of the ashes.  It dies and comes back totally different.  You have been on a journey and when you come back you don’t fit in anymore and feel totally different.  This is a time of integration.  Honor the transition phase. Honor the transformation phases.  Do not judge or criticize the rebirth.

What aspect is calling you at this New Moon?  Is it the eagle, the scorpion, or the phoenix?  Which aspect can you learn from at the moment?  Which part do you want to connect to?  As you sit underneath the moonlight tonight mediate on this.

moon stagnant energyThis month you are being called to slow it down and look at what has been needing your attention.  Where have you become rigid, stubborn and unyielding? Contemplate on what needs tending to.  Ask yourself how you are being triggered.  What inner critic is still running the show? Concentrate on what needs to be transformed.  Are you a workaholic instead of an entrepreneur?  Are you in a hamster wheel never really allowing yourself to live your life?  What are your issues with reciprocity…giving and receiving?  Do you give but do not allow your self to receive or are you the one constantly taking from other people and never giving anything back?

You are being called to clean up all your junk this month… your longstanding issues, things that need attention, changes that need to be made.  Deep mucky stuff from your psyche will be coming up this month.  What are your secret emotions that you want to hide from?  How does transformation instill fear in you… because it’s a loss and scary?  And how does this fear inhibit your expression of power?  It’s time for you to surrender all your negative emotions…fear, guilt, anger, shame.  Scorpio can be a time of deep healing if you just surrender and let it go.  So what if things didn’t work out how you expected at least you did it.  Look at how it needs to be transformed for the next time.

There will be moments where the Universe will test you to see if you have the spiritual muscle to walk into the situation.  And in those moments you are being called to start as the Scorpion, Become the Eagle and Come back as the Phoenix.  Use all the powerful energy with this Scorpio new moon to shapeshift your current situation.  The choice is yours Stay as the Scorpion/the Stinger, Become the Eagle and Rise Above, or Transform and Transmute into the Phoenix?  Much love and support on your transformation.  It’s time to Phoenix Up!

phoenix

For more information on new moon please check out Michelle Grace Lessirard.  Her new Moon classes are phenomenal and you can transform longstanding issues by collaborating with the New Moon each month.  http://marketingforhealers.com/visionkeeper/

Things to do Samhain

pumpkin samhain blessing

There are several things to consider doing during this time of the year.

  1. Take a meditative walk in a natural area near your home.  Experience yourself as part of the Circle of Life and reflect on death and rebirth as being an important part of Nature.
  2. Contemplate on what things have to die in your life so that other areas can live…ex:  habits, relationships, past, guilt, anger, grief, fear….  Then call forth what you want to replace it with.. self-control, positive outcome and future, love, joy, peace, etc….Meditate on it.
  3. Look for signs of death on your nature walk…. fallen leaves, fallen branches, flowers dying,etc..
  4.  You can do a genealogy research.
  5. Ancestors Altar: Gather photographs, heirlooms, and other momentos of deceased family, friends, and companion creatures.   Arrange them on a table, dresser, or other surface.
  6. Prepare a Samhain dinner.  Include a place setting at your table or nearby the altar of any deceased loved one.  Add an offering of each beverage and food being served to the extra place setting.  Invite your ancestors and other deceased loved ones who come in love to come dine with you.  After the feast, place the contents of the plate and cup outside in a natural location as an offering for your deceased loved ones.  You don’t want them to get to comfortable inside and decide to stay.
  7. Ancestor stories:  Learn about family history.  Contact one or more older relatives and ask them to share memories  of deceased family members.  Record them in some way and later write accounts of what they share.  Share what you have learned and have written with other family members and friend.  Feel free to share any of your favorite stories of the deceased loved ones as well and invite your kids and friends and family to share.
  8. Recall any of the characteristics, strengths, or attributes of your deceased loved ones that you can learn from or admire.  Go around in a circle or perform as a private meditation.
  9. Cemetery Visit:  Visit and tend the gravesite of a loved one at a cemetery.  Call to mind memories and consider ways the loved one continues to live on with you.  Place an offering of fresh flowers, dried herbs, or water.
  10. Do meditations to release the fear of death and just be at peace with it.  Envision when the time comes that it is a graceful and painless experience and you will have left this place fulfilled and happy with the life you have lived.  Where you view it as a transition into a lovely beginning of something wonderful and not just the end.
  11. Do a meditation where you try to contact a deceased loved one for guidance or to be at peace with their passing on.
  12. Divinatory Guidance:  Using Oracle cards, runes, scrying, or some other form of divination, seek and reflect on guidance for the year to come.  Write a summary of your experience and any messages received.  Select something appropriate to act upon and do it!  Give Thanks for the messages received!
  13. Sit outside and just marinate in the Samhain energy.
  14. Meditate on your positive transformation and the positive changes you can do that will promote it.  Make a list.  Look for new habits and things to do or people to hang out with.

blessed samhain quote

Things to do Sun in Scorpio

scorpio trio

  1. Scorpio wants answers and the only way to get to the bottom of things is to ask a lot of questions, keep your eyes open and alert, and pick up your magnifying glass to investigate the mysteries surrounding you.  If you’re wondering about something, now’s the time to find out.
  2. Say something intense and from the heart.  Even though they keep them hidden deep down inside.  Don’t hold back– say something deeply moving to someone you love.
  3. This is also a good time to let go of a secret that you have been holding onto for a while for deep healing to occur.
  4. Secretive Scorpio is known for keeping secrets.. sincerely offer someone to keep their secret as a way to prove to them that they can trust you.
  5. Scorpio is intrigued by the underworld and the unknown, so now is a great time to visit a mystery museum full of peculiarities…a haunted house, magic show or even a walk through the cemetery, to visit loved ones who have passed or just to imagine what type of lives some of the people must have lived.
  6. Indulge Scorpio’s love of mystery and shop for a good spy thriller, a detective movie, or maybe a binocular… who knows what you might see!
  7. Scorpio is calm and cool on the outside but they have a smoldering volcano of emotions buried within that can explode if provoked.  Watch out for feelings of jealousy, obsessive or compulsive behavior and sneaky stuff happening behind your back.  Be mindful of suppressed emotions that can erupt as well.
  8. Scorpio loves passion, sex, and intimacy.  It is deeply loving and very willing to prove it in the bedroom.  This can be a time for intimacy and exposing your most powerful feelings, this is the time to go deep.
  9. Trying new positions in the bedroom can also be fun.  It’s time to stop holding yourself back in the bedroom..Release your inhibition, fear, or doubt in the bed and just trust that you will be loved and approved in all ways.
  10. Buy a sexy pair of underwear or lingerie. Arrange a very special night for you and that special someone to show it off.  Heck, even surprise them by showing up to their door wearing nothing but your most banging shoes, sexy lingerie and a coat, asking for a good time.
  11. Buy a karma sutra book or go to an adult playstore with your special someone to shop or browse.  You don’t necessarily have to buy anything but it is a good way to get to know what your partner would love to try with you and it could spark some imagination and play in the bedroom.
  12. Since Scorpio represents the muddy toxic waters, take this time to spruce up your bathroom.
  13. This could be a good time to end toxic relationships or burn bridges that need to be burned.
  14. You could even detox to release and purge toxicicity from your body.

scorpio qords 2

 

Things to do Sun in Libra

 

 

libra woman

Things to do while Sun is in Libra

  • Enjoy the beauty of life through arts.
  • Resolve conflicts to bring peace and balance.
  • Cooperate with others and conduct business transactions.
  • This is a good time for collaboration.  Who do you want to collaborate with?
  • Now is the time for socializing.
  • Get together with old friends and catch up
  • Making personal relationships and partnerships top priority.
  • Seek actions and solutions that will attract balance and harmony in your life.

 

Sun in Libra

sun in libra

The sign of Libra is one of the cardinal signs of the Zodiac and ushers in the Autumn Equinox every year.  It is a sign represented by the scales, so this will be a time of seeking balance in life.  Libra’s balancing scales seek to restore peace and harmony.  Libra seeks fairness, justice, balance, harmony, equality, through relationships with others and through art.  Libra is the sign of the peacemaker.  Tactfulness, style, tolerance, and sociability are some of the keywords for Libra.

Libra rules relationships with others as mirrors of ourselves.  Meeting others halfway compromise, and negotiation, come under the rule of Libra. Peacemaker Libra also focuses on relationships of all kinds.  Whether business or personal this transit will put a spotlight on any issue that need addressing. This is a time to work with others, compromise and meet them halfway.  This could result in mergers, collaborations, and negotiations.

Regarding personal relationships, those seeking a partner can use this transit to their advantage.  Libra encourages partnerships, whether brand new or firmly established.  Also making it a good time to establish new relationships with people.  You may find that you are making it a good time to establish new relationships with people.  You may find that you are drawn to being around lots of friends and socializing this month.  Libra can be a very happy time with the anticipation of the holidays.

Established relationships will also be affected by this transit.  Romantic partners may find a good opportunity to work out issues regarding balance in your life.  Issues that need discussion will also come out now.  This could result in counseling and healing or even breaking up and moving on.  The Sun in Libra will strive to protect all parties involved and seek meditation, resolution and peace.

Libra signHowever, life is not always peaceful with Libra in its attempt to restore balance.  Decision making can be more challenging while the Sun is in Libra. Libra weighs both sides of any situation, and sometimes this process seems endless!  Don’t expect decisions to be finalized.  Libra Sun marks a time of deliberation, going over your options, and weighing out the pros and cons.  The Sun in Libra will bestow upon us a natural diplomacy and a sense of fairness and yet, we’re really never sure if we are making the right choice!  We’ll be sort of in a research stage, investigating the possibilities and potential.

In Libra, the Sun is concerned about not rocking the boat and not rubbing others the wrong way.  You should be able to put yourself in other people’s shoes and to more easily see their point of view.  It’s like seeing Life through their eyes.  It is the month of diplomat.  Matters could become prominent during this period as it is a time for seeking justice.

Since Libra represents style, socializing, and the arts; some good opportunities for partnering up are: gallery and museum visits, charity fundraisers for any art group, music events and festivals.

Remember to tune into your own inner wisdom and not get too influenced by what other people are saying.  Be careful not to get pressured into settling for something you really want.

libra statue

 

Libra New Moon

Libra new moon

The New Moon is a time for introspection.  During the dark moon we can find answers when we show up with intention.  It is a time of release.  Libra is all about balance, harmony, partnering, and collaboration.  In order to partner one must know their boundaries  and know their self- worth.  At the Leo new moon you played and connected to your inner radiance through play and creativity.  At the Virgo new Moon you sorted things out and embraced the technology and systems that move your creativity and dreams into reality to be made manifest.  At the Libra New Moon you’re ready to collaborate and it brings up issues of giving and receiving,”How am I partnering?”

The Libra new Moon occurs tomorrow on the East Coast. Libra is traditionally the sign of marriage.  It represents partnership and collaboration.  Who do you want to be in relationship to people?  Do you feel safe and supported by them?  Libra is very important to women.  Marriage has transformed within these past couple of years to relationship through partnership and equality in the marriage.  Libra signifies collaboration… the power of who I am with you.  Where have you dulled yourself down to be in a relationship?  Not just in regards to your spouse, but what about your kids, parents, family, friends, employment, creativity, etc.?  Have you dulled yourself down because of your parents imposed beliefs and expectations?  Siblings that you couldn’t outshine?  To start a family… Dulled your light to raise your kids or to be a good wife?  You may not want to outshine your co-workers or friends? Often times, especially women and those who are born in Libra will seek peace instead of confrontation so we leave a part of ourselves behind because we judge it, feel that it won’t be loved or not accepted.  It is a form of protection.  Sometimes we never get that part of ourselves back that we left at the curb.  But eventually it will start to knock at the door seeking to be let back in.

two lovers

For me personally, being a Libra according to the Tropical astrology, Libra can be an emotionally awkward time.  This is the time where we are exploring and seeking  balance, harmony, and questioning your relationships with other people.  If not expressed in a healthy manner it can cause friction and disruption within yourself, the people around you, and your life.  All the things that are off which are not making you feel whole and seem unfair, will surface needing to be voiced and fixed.  Being an entrepreneur of 2 businesses, while supporting my spouse’s business, a mom of 3, a wife, an aunt, sister, spiritual seeker, and a daughter…can be quite overwhelming and frustrating.  Being spread too thin and having to be all these things to all these people, when I just want to be myself and by myself sometimes can become challenging.  There is only so much time in the day, so many things to get done, and so little help.  You end up getting irritable and resentful if personal priorities, values, and relationships with people are not being honored or there is no equal exchange of energy.  You can not keep giving out more then you put in and continue to see success  and balance.  You can not be all these things for all these other people if you can not be there for yourself and maintain harmony.  We get caught up being everybody else’s cheerleader and never allow our true self get out in the game.  You dull yourself down to allow other people to shine because this is what you’re supposed to do.  You have to play your role.  But what I have learned and experienced is that if you don’t establish personal boundaries within your relationships, it can be really easy to lose yourself and be taken advantage of.  As an act of self-love, you have to remain true to yourself in order to truly be of service for other people and humanity.

 

balanceHow do you remain true to your self?  One way is through creativity.  Personally, when you are being creative you are connecting to spirit.  This Universe is that of expansion, creativity and love. So when you give in to creativity you are connecting to the energies of this Universe expressing itself through collaboration with you.  It’s easy to connect to spirit through sheer action on creative inspiration.  Go with the flow and create your heart’s desire at that moment.  Relationships could be creativity.  Decide to be in partnership with spirit of creativity.  The creative muse will show up.  You just have to invite it and let it in.  How do you want to be inspired?  How are you collaborating with creativity?  When it shows up are you responding back that you don’t want it then wondering why nothing’s moving?  Dare to step into huge pools of creativity.  Get lost in the moment.

During the pregnancy of my second child I became so sick that I could not keep working.  I went from being a single parent raising one child on my own.  I had a full time job and had my own apartment.  I owned my own vehicle and was as you call it, an independent woman.  I gave it all up to become a stay at home mom.  I had to give up my car because I wasn’t working anymore and could not afford the maintenance, gas, and insurance anymore.  I no longer had stable and consecutive income.  I immersed myself as playing the role of a house mom and spouse.  Every waking hour was spent on and for other people.  Making sure their needs and the darn house’s needs were met. Depending on other people and allowing other people to make decisions for you or making decisions based on the happiness of other people.  I did this for a couple of years until one day I realized how unhappy I was and how I had completely lost myself behind everybody else. If you lose your self-value and if there is no place to be voiced and heard you shut yourself down.  The Aries full moon shined a huge spotlight on this emphasizing on your ability to lead.  So how are you going to lead in these situations/issues that the Libra new Moon is bringing up?  And the seeds that you plant now, you will harvest 6 months from now at the Aries New Moon.

energy new moon LibraI was consumed  by my unpredictable financial situation and the frustration of not being able to make the kind of moves I wanted to.  I felt hopeless and confused as to how or what it was that I should be doing to create a source of income for myself.  Finally, I was honest with myself and realized that I really had no clue as to how I was going to create income.  So my prayer changed to “I do not know how this is gonna look like for me or what “it” really is for me but that I just ask that it shows up for me at the appropriate time and that I prepare to be in a state of allowing and welcoming for it.” I gave up trying to figure it all out and be in control of the situation.  Forgotten and turning my attention to just getting myself in order.  Eventually being led by sheer inspiration and following through my creative impulses my “it” was born.  The night before Beltane I was led to create a couple vibrational waters and oils and charged them under the Beltane sun.  This gave me the idea for what has now turned into an online store on Etsy.  Sunhealers now has connected to the name behind the company and have found a way to turn my passion into my career.  I make magickal enchantments and charge them under the Sun at each nature celebration to infuse it with the seasonal energies.  Being born in October, I have always believed in the mysteries and magick.  My favorite Halloween costume was a witch and kinda still is!  I was inspired to create objects that would easily add magick to the mundane, bringing magick into your life in such a cohesive and natural process.  I bless and charge candles, necklaces, oils, mists, and vibrational waters that are meant for the empowerment and advancement of humanity.

 

Interestingly, when I stopped focusing on the money in such a painful way, at the right moment “it” showed up.  Explore your Pimp, Pauper, and Prostitute energies.  If money is driving the creativity then it can become a prostitute.  You take on the energy of “I will do this for you but you have to pay me. ” “I’ll do that if you do this.” You end up prostituting your creativity out.  Pauper energies… you spend the money as soon as you get it.  Pimp energies.. Where am I sending out someone to do something I can do for myself?  Where are you making someone else do it for you so that you do not have to face your fears?  When you send your friends or kids to do it or say it for you..

This Libra New Moon is going to be potently charged.  Because of the Autumn energies, and the moon’s relationship with Pluto and Uranus it will be an opportunity to transform/change something and look at the way you are partnering and collaborating.  The New Moon shadow issues will face off with Uranus and it can create a challenge and awakening to happen simultaneously.  How do you want to take it to the next level?  What would your up-level look like?  You have to choose from 3 decisions:  maintain status quo, up-level, or spiral down.  There is nothing wrong with spiraling down because this where you are immersing yourself in the depth of things in order to transform.  It is when you stay here too log that your energy will become stagnant.  In your own way you up-level in each stage.

balance sun and moonAt this new Moon ask yourself “Where have I dulled myself down to be in relationship to you?”  Where have you been over ridding your own intuition for someone else’s?  Where are you living somebody else’s dreams for you?  Where are you pimping and prostituting your creativity and values to be part of someone else’s world?  And once you have answered that, look for the solution.  Don’t stay in the spiral…transform.  These are the parts that you have experienced soul loss and have to come back to center.  What areas in your life are  are you not feel safe enough to do what you want to do? Usually it’s the areas that you feel shaky about because you do not feel safe. Then you have to ask yourself “How can I gracefully transform these things in a cohesive, natural, and synchronistic process and solution for everybody involved.”  How can we change this into a blissful, pleasant, benevolent, abundant, loving, fun outcome for all those involved?”  How can you still partner and collaborate with someone and still reclaim yourself?  Meditate on these things on the new Moon and journal about it.  Ask yourself who you want to collaborate with or what specific energies do you want to collaborate with: abundance, creativity, balance, harmony, wholeness, beauty, grace, love, etc…

Make a pie chart and get honest with yourself.  Draw how much percentage you would say that you have of health, wealth, family time, personal time, businesses, spiritual time, etc.  Then make one of what you would LIKE your life to look like.  A pie chart is the shape of a circle.  An appropriate shape for this time with the Libra New Moon and the Autumn Equinox.  You are seeking completion and wholeness represented by the circle and it starts from the center.  Meditate and Envision your life and what it would look and feel like as if you have shifted your life to balance and created harmony.  This new moon can be a powerful one.  You are either going to question yourself and pass this new Moon with ‘Will I be OK?” energy or adopt an “I’m gonna do it!” type of energy.

libra constellation

 

Things to do during the Autumn Equinox

 

autumn equinoxThings to do during Autumn Equinox

  1. Start a Gratitude journal
  2. Commence a thankfulness routine.  For example; Either before dinner time or bed time, take turns wit your family mentioning all the things you are thankful and grateful for that day or for each other.  You can also call things forth.  Say things you would like to be grateful and thankful for in present tense as if they already were made manifest.
  3. Center yourself.  Find your center.  define your center.  Meditate on it.  Write or journal about it.  It’s a great time for introspection.  Be raw and honest with yourself.    Get to the core of who you are, what you believe,  how you want to live, and where your power comes from ( your self-generating power)
  4. Meditate on what your essence is.  What is the energy that you are putting out into the world and giving off to people in the world.  Do you give different energy to your co- workers then your kids, friends, or spouse?  What would you like at the very core of who you are the energies that you want to bring and leave in this world and with the people you encounter?
  5. Seek balance and harmony.  Make a pie chart of what your life looks like now and how much percentage you are giving to your kids, spouse, employment, play time, self- care time, health, finances, etc..  Then make another chart on how you would like your life to look like and distribute your time and energy.  How much time would you prefer to spend with your spouse, kids, at work, health to be, etc.  Then mediate on it or journal about it.
  6. Journal on what you have harvested in your life?  From the biggest to the smallest.  Even though it doesn’t look like what you expected, be honest about how it has shown up for you.  A new opportunity, new business venture, any wishes come true, material gains, physical looks, in regards to your health, etc.  Mediate and journal on it.  How were you expecting it to show up?  What has taken you by surprise?  Look back 6 months from now and recognize what seeds you had planted that have now manifested and are in their harvest season.
  7. Go on a nature walk and look for sign of harvest, Autumn, and /or bounty.  No matter where you live there will always be small signs in nature everywhere.
  8. Decorate with seasonal imagery.  Use squash of all sort… acorn squash, butternut, spaghetti, pumpkin, apples, corn sheaves, nuts, acorns, walnut, almond, pecan, marigolds, passion flower, sunflower, apples, sage, etc.  Incorporate colors such as purple, orange, red, gold, & brown.
  9. Seek divinatory guidance… runes, oracle card readings, tarot, scrying.
  10. Meditate on and do work that involves a finer sense of perception.
  11. Community connection.. organize a potluck for the Autumn Equinox or attend and be part of one already being held.
  12. Make a cornucopia with the intention of adding bounty and positive thanksgiving into your life.
  13. Charge stones associated with the Autumn Equinox under the Sun.
  14. Make offerings to the land being thankful for its bounty which sustains us.

inhale lovepeace , love, blessings, Autumn

Autumn Equinox

autumn equinox

The Autumn Equinox, occurring around September 21-23, is the second harvest festival, of the fruits.  Its energy is appreciation and harvest.  It’s about seeing results from all the hard work and the “seeds” you have been planting through the year.  It’s a result-oriented time of year, during which, if you focus hard and remain clear many wonderful things can manifest in your life.

The colors associated with the Autumn Equinox are orange, red, brown, and purple.  Customs associated with the Autumn Equinox are offerings to land, preparing for cold weather and bringing in harvest.  The tools that symbolize the Autumn Equinox are cornucopia, corn and harvested crops.

Autumn food include:  squash, corn, pumpkin, grain, nut bread, apples, seasonal vegetables, and apple cider

cornicopiaDecorations include:  Autumn flowers, gourds, acorns, corn sheaves,and Autumn leaves

Incense and plants associated with the Autumn Equinox include:  pine, sage, sweet grass, myrrh, and marigold, passion flower and fern,

Stones associated with the Autumn Equinox are:  clear quartz, amber, peridot, diamond, gold, citrine, yellow topaz, aventurine, and cat’s eye

Herbs associated with the Autumn Equinox are: rue, yarrow, rosemary, marigold, sage, aloe, walnut leaves and husks, mistletoe, saffron, chamomile, almond leaves, passionflower, frankincense, rose hips, bittersweet, sunflower, wheat, oak leaves, maple leaves, dried apples or apple seeds.


During the equinoxes the plane of the Earth’s equator passes the center of the Sun.  At that instant, the tilt of the Earth’s axis neither inclines away nor towards the Sun.  On the Equinox the Sun rests above the equator and day and night are equally divided giving us 12 hours of sunlight and 12 hours of moonlight.  In actuality though, the balance of light and dark occurs a couple days after the Autumn Equinox and precedes it a couple of days before the Spring Equinox.

Each equinox and solstice period is a “power time” and loads of intense spiritual energy or “Earth chi” comes flooding forth. It’s really easy to access this energy in prayer, meditation, or psychic work.  It’s also a great time for any creative work whether you come up with grand ideas or and it’s a super time to do healing work or receive healing work.  There are multidimensional gateways of energy that open up at these times and the indigenous people celebrated and used the energies that are available at those times.

cherokee autumn equinoxThree days before and three days after the Autumn and Spring Equinox, the ley lines of the Earth give off a heightened electromagnetic charge.  This can make you feel a bit hyper or unsettled but if you can ground the energies and apply it correctly, this is an amazing time for healing, meditation, cleansing, and any type of power prayer, manifestation, and/or psychic work.  These cosmic occurrences  are interpreted as the need to seek balance in ones life, find your center, and re-align yourself.

The Autumn Equinox is a very powerful time when subconscious messages, information from your spirit guides, and spiritual  information can easily break through and inspire you.  It’s also a lot easier during this time to do any type of psychic work which requires finer sense perception.  Psychic readings will be uncannily more accurate.  Holistic health treatments will be more effective and on target.  The truth seems to penetrate more readily  during this time where too often we can become mentally cloudy or emotionally unbalanced.

The Autumn Equinox signals the beginning of Autumn.  It signals the need to balance light and darkness within us.  Far too often we only adore the light and fear the darkness. But when you can befriend your inner darkness it becomes less of an enemy and more of a place of nurturing for slow and steady growth. The sun is moving into Libra, a balanced and measured sign which is famous for being fair in issuing balance where blame is due.  It is a time for harmonizing what is off balance before the end of the year.  I find that this can be a challenging time because it may come out weird and unusual, especially if you have been off balance for a while.  It may bring up anger, especially with people that need to be addressed.  You may feel resentment and a sense of “you can’t take it anymore”.  This is how your stuff is showing up.  This is what you need to focus on because this is what is calling your attention to seek balance.

autumn equinox sun centerAs the plane of the earth’s equator passes the center of the sun this too is an opportunity for us to re-align and find your center.  Far too often, we get so caught up in our life and forget to center ourselves.  We lose track of our directive and may steer off course for a bit.  This is an opportunity to re-align yourself with your purpose, dreams, and goals, or even just to re-align with yourself.  Spending time around people is great but their beliefs, thoughts, actions, and even language can become imposed on you from being around them so much.  So it’s very important to re-align yourself with your true nature… who you really are and all you were meant to be.  Re-align yourself with your intention or change and integrate new information or experiences to re-define your intention.  Center yourself.  Find your center.  Define your center….your connection to Source, the magick within, your spiritual connection.

For centuries, the Autumn equinox has been a way to recognize the blessings of life.  Before the days of supermarkets and the convenience of readily available food, life was hard.  People farmed the land and provided sustenance for themselves. Weather, as always, has often been unpredictable as one of the many events that could destroy an entire mainstay of existence.  Other problems such as mass insect infestation may have left weary crop farmers wondering how they would survive.  So it’s no wonder that when harvest was bountiful, gratitude became important.  Hence, many celebrations of thankfulness cropped up.  These were heartfelt sources of joy.  This is the time of rituals regarding thanksgiving, harvest, and introspection.

We have been actively working and expressing… putting ourselves and our ideas out into the world, growing and changing. Now is the time to pause and go within, and take stock of how far we have come.  Our inner work, our growth, is our harvest.  Time to honor our journey and the rebalancing that has taken place within us.  Notice the seeds we planted and how they have blossomed thus far.  Lets open our hearts in gratitude.

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Things to do during Lammas

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    Things to do during Lammas

  • Making corn dollies
  • Baking bread
  • Braid onion or garlic charms
  • Gathering late summer fruit or the first harvest
  • Getting crafty
  • Go to a craft festival or any festival
  • Meditate on the completion of a goal or project
  • Perform a ritual for prosperity, generosity, continued success, and abundance
  • Write your regrets on pine cones or corn husks and burn them
  • Find visualizations that represent your farewells and burn them in a bonfire as well
  • Make a list of all that you have harvested this year
  • Make preserves
  • Make memory preserves.. think of all the sweet memories you would like to savor
  • Make a bonfire as it is a Fire festival
  • Make a list of all the abundance in your life

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