» This September’s Full Moon on 9/13-14 is in Pisces «
A beautiful harvest moon is upon us and it’s an extremely powerful full moon at that. This moon reminds us how to enjoy change. A season shift is near so we may start to feel a bit of a shift in our emotions. Sometimes this feeling of emotional movement can be a bit uncomfortable however, it’s not a time to resist change but to honor it and move with it. Because Jupiter is involved here we tend to pull towards the extreme. Energy becomes magnified and we feel sensations of moving forward, taking action, and being proactive. This type of energy makes us feel like we have to accomplish something, or take initiative somewhere. This can show up in any area of your life. Your work, relationships, creative side or personal habits. The yin to the yang here is still tapping into your being-ness and not just action, action, action. We have to remember that even in the times of forward movement, we need to take time and space to be where we are in this exact moment. It’s a balance that is not easily remembered or practiced when you have momentum but it’s important to remain present as this is how we tap into our highest potential.
Jupiter is putting a magnifying glass on things and you might find yourself oscillating between two different extremes. Maybe you’ve found yourself in a dream world; thinking about future travel or having a companion. It’s important to keep these beautiful images in our minds but when you lean too far to one extreme you become unbalanced. It’s important to dream but just as important to be grateful for what’s around you in the present moment. This energy was very apparent to me on this past Tuesday. I spent most of the day dreaming about traveling somewhere beautiful. I’m the type of person that gets restless when in one place for too long and I spend many moments looking out the window in a daydream. I found that my day dreaming was turning my day around and not in a positive way. I was becoming restless and annoyed. I decided to calm imagination and go for a run. I focused on what was around me. The smells, the sound in my headphones, and the greenery. When I came home I had a sense of peace that I didn’t have before. Peace in the present.
This full moon practice focus but also taking one step at a time. Many aspects of life are calling for our attention to come into a balanced, discerning, and refined energy. Fluidity and adaptability are key. This is a good time to be assessing where we feel out of balance, and where we could use more discernment. Hold extra Attention on anxieties that are arising ~ any sensations of restlessness, irritation, disproportion.
Full Moons infuse us with added vitality and fertility. Keep the energy moving by moving…get outside to keep your blood pumping, limbs working, and thoughts calming. Use this as an opportunity to connect sweetly with your local environment ~ this is our great Harvest Moon, after all! A time to honor the abundance of Mother Earth by recognizing the time and energy expended over the last months to produce our food. A time to celebrate and give thanks for the delicious blessings which She gives so generously and so freely. The simpler, the better. Fruit from the tree, roots from the ground, herbs from the bush. All good medicine, ripening for our healing and living.
» Questions to ask yourself «
What creative pursuits or projects do I feel most drawn to at this time?
Is there a grander vision or project I and currently holding?
If so, what is one step I can take today to manifest it? What is one step I can take tomorrow?
How can I find peace within my current space and time?
In what ways can I become more aware of where my food comes from?
What seasonal whole foods do I feel most drawn to at this time?
Artwork by Brock Lefferts