Days after the equinox, the September full Moon arrives on Monday the 24th at 20:52 MT. Moon is in sidereal Pisces and the constellation of Uttarabhadrapada at the time of fullness. There is movement, increased fluidity, and a desire for balance arriving with this Moon tide.
Equinox expresses the equilibrium taking place in the environment- when days and nights become nearly equal in length. The darkness and the light within us and around us find some harmony, integration and balance. With Venus currently transiting Libra until January 1st, this theme is alive and well.
Pisces also seeks balance, however it is through movement and release. Stagnation causes certain death. The turning of the cycles and the rotation of the wheel of life, is provoked at these seasonal junction points, or Equinox. Whether you are in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, the shift is arriving- causing the release and sparking an opening of the new.
Pisces correlates to the 12th house of the zodiac- which expresses themes around loss, endings, release and letting go. The wisdom of the 12th house is expressed through the ancestors, reclusive tendencies and all matters of the spiritual realms. It is a junction point between endings and beginnings, openings and closings, spirit and material worlds. There is nothing mundane about this portion of the sky. Jupiter, the guru, rules Pisces and reminds us of the knowledge possible through this sign. As a water sign, it requests movement, fluidity, purification and attention to the emotional body.
The September full Moon in Pisces and Uttarabhadrapada takes us into a deep dive- below the surface understanding of life and into the depths of our inner realms. Ruling deity of this constellation is Ahirbudhnya who rules unseen, hidden parts of our awareness. With the help of Ahirbudhnya, the unconscious parts of ourselves will rise to the surface, becoming conscious. The serpent of the depths seeks spiritual awakening, transformation and healing, and does so by asking us to look at our shadows.
As a Naga, Ahirbudhnya has spiritual serpent energy that moves darkness to the light, stirring and awakening the unseen, making it dissolve into conscious awareness. In many ways this is a reflection of the endless cycle of transcendence and transformation. Darkness to light, pulling from our depths, and awakening insights and awareness; the new awareness provoking change and beginnings.
Though we touch the surface, the intention of this constellation is to go back into the depths again and again. Coming up for air doesn't last long. It is the desire for expansion and growth that drives the movement and the return to the depths of our inner ocean. Ahirbudhnya supports this journey.
This waning cycle comes with a request to journey into your inner terrain and pull up pearls of wisdom. This requires your willingness to look deep within and uncover the hidden, dark parts of yourself. An invitation to intensify your healing process and gather new guidance is arriving. There may be confusion and shadow keeping you from seeing clearly, but strive for clarity and insight anyway. Balance, integration and harmony are bursting forth, but not without required release and endings.
Are you consciously allowing the letting go to take place? What veils of illusion are clouding your vision? What needs to be stripped away in order for you to see more clearly?
Relationships and the feminine are particularly potent resources for this waning cycle. Are you listening to your inner Divine Feminine? Are you allowing her wisdom to support your balance? She is a requirement for your wholeness and inner balance. Let Her speak to you.
As we move beyond the equinox, the Vedic celebration of Maha Navaratri arrives with the new Moon on October 9th. This is a powerful turning point in the Vedic Calendar when the Divine Feminine transforms and awakens. It is through her powerful dance that the seasonal shifts take place. We are embarking on the magical shift between seen and unseen, straddling the material and spiritual realms. This is a gap, a portal, that invites in depth, wisdom and powerful inner wisdom. Don't go back to sleep.
The Navaratri celebration is an expression of what is taking place within Nature, through the Laws that govern Nature, marking an important transition within us and around us. Align with Nature and Her powerful energy of change and transformation during Navaratri. Ritualize your connections with Nature- in order to land more closely to your own inner wisdom, to Her wisdom. Strengthen your connection to self and Spirit.
Navaratri is a poignant time in the Vedic Calendar. This ancient calendar is one that is dedicated to Nature and her cycles and rhythms, the planets, and most importantly the Moon. In the Vedic Calendar, time is connected to what Nature and the cosmos are doing, and these elements are intimately related. Navaratri occurs twice a year- in the "gap" seasons of spring and fall. These times are considered sandhi times; delicate times that feel like you are neither here, nor there. We might call it the netherworld. This time, though delicate, is considered sacred so use this time wisely.
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1) Take a few deep breaths and lean closer to your body sensations. Take your time and go slowly.
2) Notice the emotional body. What are you releasing right now? What losses have you faced in this past cycle? What grief is stirring within you? If you could find this grief living in your body, where would it be? Where do you feel this grief in your body?
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5) Harvest from your grief image. If it could speak to you, what would it say?
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