During Mabon day and night are equal length as the Sun enters Libra. This is a time of the Harvest Festival, a time to honor restored balance and offer space for integration. In Judaism we welcome the harvest holy day of Sukkot with the Aries Full Moon, a festival holiday where a temporary dwelling is created outdoors to eat and enjoy time with loved ones under the starry sky. This a time of celebration, of giving thanks for all that the Earth provides for us in our lives.
Autumn Equinox opens the doorway to winter. Now Summer is complete and we welcome a new phase, as the days become shorter and cooler. Equinox is a time of balancing, of reconciling opposites and clearing up debris physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Dragon Days are celebrated on the Spring and Fall Equinox in many cultures. With Fall Equinox, the Dragon is venturing back underground, carrying the Fire energy to the inner realms. We too go deeper within as we welcome the root energy.
As Mabon is the direction of the West, the element of Water is invoked as well as sunset and twilight. This is a time of letting go, shedding, and in Chinese Medicine the time of the lung, metal and grief.
We are blessed to host one of my favorite mantra artists Jai Jagdeesh to our blue ridge mountains in November. This has been in motion for over two years now and I am so grateful she is coming! Her music is so powerful and will rock you to your core. She will come to the area November 5th and tickets are on sale now. Let's give her a warm Appalachian welcome! You may learn more about her here or buy your tickets here.
There is one more week to submit an application for the Adi Shakti Coven. What can I say about this special group of people? We are committed and dedicated to holding sacred space with and for one another. We go deep. We meet virtually for New Moons and live in honor of the Solar Gates. We honor the Feminine and all of her forms including the archetypes of the Goddess. Send me a message if you are feeling the Call and wish to know more.
Monday's Aries Full Moon and transition into the Sun sign of Libra will illumine our connection to Chiron, the wounded healer as the moon opposes Mercury, Ceres and the Sun in Libra. Ceres is the Earth Mother and we have an opportunity to explore where our wounds lie, or where the stories of our wounds hold us back from moving forward. Perhaps with this transition into Fall, we are truly ready to let go of the old paradigms? The Moon's square to Vesta and Saturn in Capricorn test our devotion and offer us another opportunity to expand our consciousness and experience another variation of self mastery.
The end of September is ushering us into the reflection of Venus retrograde. As I shared in an instagram post earlier this week, each one of us has passed through the divine fire of the crucible of transformation of 2018 and we are ready to step forward as sovereign, creative, kind, noble leaders with royal courage. Now let's go make some magick happen.
In the beauty way,