The Hierophant crossed by the Seven of Pentacles
Be mindful of impatience right now. You may be feeling irritated or unsettled by having to work within the confines of a system that is not allowing the freedom you need to flourish. It is okay to break from these old ways of doing things and invent your own path… sometimes finding your own creative way around a situation is easier than trying to move the mountain in front of you. Now is the time to break out of the box you have been stuck in… creative answers lie within you… find another way around. If you feel that this is your path, going through the current constructs, then breathe through the delays and keep the feelings of gratitude and abundance in your heart and mind. Slow and steady wins the race….
The Autumnal Equinox (also called Mabon) is a harvest festival celebrating balance, the natural cycles of death and transition, and gathering the rewards of what we have sown during the year. It is a time when night and day stand in equal duration and in perfect equilibrium- dark and light, masculine and feminine, inner and outer- all in balance and in peace. Mabon stands on the very cusp of transition; so from today on, the year edges towards completion as the darkness defeats the light. The cycle of the natural world begins to come to an end and we are called upon to release what has passed with gratitude and acceptance.
This harvest includes giving thanks for the lessons that we have learned over the past year. Mabon’s symbolic call to thoughts of balance allow us to take the space we need to ponder what should be released over this next quarter as the leaves slowly fall from their branches and the touch of winter’s cold fingers grip the landscape.
Change is inevitable; find your own space to acknowledge and accept that which is no longer. Give thanks for all the blessings and lessons learned from the year and find joy in the cycle of nature that reminds of us our own divine natural experience and inevitable passing. Remember that life remains in this moment; what has passed is but an echo and the future is not guaranteed- embrace the present for peace and stability; hope and constancy.
Today, take time to meditate on the balance between light and shadow that lingers within you. Write a list of all that you are grateful for in your life now and that which you wish to release as the Wheel of Life turns towards endings and darkness. Remember that all things are impermanent and this impermanence gives way to freedom and change. Breath deeply and accept what has passed, what is passing and what will soon become.
peace and love,
Angel of Balance
The changes and challenges that are flowing through your life right now are creating waves and storms; throwing you off balance and maybe even pulling you under your emotional waters. This is okay! These changes are creating a different you, washing away the “old” and replacing it with wonderful new opportunity…. today it’s important to maintain your center- keep your balance. If you find that you are feeling overwhelmed, create some space… meditate, go for a walk in nature, do your breath work… storms don’t come into our lives to destroy- but rather to forge new paths… embrace your current place- allow yourself time to assimilate the changes… you are okay! ***I TRUST MY PATH***
The Fool reversed crossed by The Hanged Man
Oh, the roads we are asked to travel! The new adventures that are placed at our feet! We are challenged to become more, to grow into a fuller version of ourself- but man, this can be a daunting task…. reversed Fool shows that we are feeling unsteady, the we are anxious about these changes, that we are unsure… this is okay! Hanged Man wants you to remember that you are exactly where you need to be- doing exactly what you should be doing… keep faith and keep your eyes on the step in front of you, not the mountain that you see in the distance- you can do it! you need to keep your focus, put your head down, and tackle one task at a time… steady is the way
Three of cups reversed crossed by seven of pentacles
You may be feeling that the blessings you are currently receiving are overwhelming you right now. You have manifested positive change; but this change may be feeling like it’s drowning you. Keep the faith…you are reaping the wonderful seeds you have sown- your hard work is paying off- even if you feel like the world is upside down. Work really hard on staying centered as you move through these wonderful, albeit scary, changes. You will soon see the bigger picture and when you look back on this time, you will find strength in your ability to see this through.