The beauty of September is here. We are sensing the approaching autumn season and for some this brings a sense of sadness because the summer is coming to an end. Others love this season and are preparing for its arrival. While others are hoping the summer remains longer. The ones who are preparing are anticipating the changes the fall brings. It’s around this time of the year some go through big changes and some just fear the longer nights, colder days, and the approaching festivities that take place towards the end of the year. A lot of things surface for some and this is when life seems to get tough on people. Plus, the energies of this month can work to your advantage. It’s all about approach, strategy, and perspective.
We start with our first major shift on September 6th when Saturn stations direct in Capricorn. Remember Saturn began is retrograde motion back on April 17th. Here we were learning and hopefully breaking our karmic cycles. Realizing first hand how these karmic cycles were no longer serving its purpose in our lives was the main lesson during this retrograde. How did you handle these lessons? Did you find peaceful resolutions? Or did you find yourself repeating the same mistake again? Did the karma get worse? Depending on how you handled your lesson(s)is how you will continue to approach this month and the other major energy shifts taking place. Saturn rewards those who face their life with courage, who don’t buckle under the pressure, and who views life lessons as experience gained. If you find yourself stuck in a karmic cycle once Saturn stations direct you will be faced with a challenge but in the same token realizing this is the solution to ending this cycle. Breath. In a peaceful state of mind you will see how to end the cycle for good but if the cycle was ended for you then finding the blessing is what’s important here in order to not repeat this cycle again.
The new moon on September 9th will help us focus on creating a plan for the rest of the year. We are being encouraged with this Virgo new moon to assess our health(are you being healthy), organizational skills(do you need to declutter), eating habits(perhaps a change of diet is needed to be considered), cleanliness & hygiene(does your space need to be clean; should you be doing more natural stuff for your person), and anxiety(how we handle our anxiety during times of change). Do whatever you are being guided to do during this new moon because it will make you feel better and give you the solution to whatever issue you might be facing during this time. Lighting brown candles will bring in that calming energy allowing you to come up with logical, compassionate, and peaceful solutions. Yellow is a great color for setting positive intentions and opening up the floodgates for communication and not being apprehensive about expressing your thoughts and feelings.
As we are approaching the middle of the month the air is getting crisper, the leaves are turning color, and pumpkin everything is here. People are wearing oranges, reds, browns, and decorating already for Halloween. We usher in the new season on September 23rd and its energy is calming. It feels like stabilizing energy. It brings us hope. It brings us a vision of the rest of the year. Giving those who feel lost and unstable this month a shimmer of hope. Do something special today. Do something that feels homey. That gives you comfort. Decorate. Light autumn themed color candles. Burn some cloves. Light some incense.
On the following day we have our first full moon of the season. This moon brings to our attention what we have done and gained for ourselves this year. Some of us will notice there was a lot of self-sacrificing and not doing enough for ourselves, others will realize how they need to do more for themselves, while others who only did for themselves will be having a big surprise during this Aries full moon. Outbursts will happen. Feelings of selfishness will surface. Feeling combative; feeling competitive, and even feeling jealousy will happen. Take it easy. Breath. Think. Count to 10. Red candles will be great for any ritual you intend on doing this full moon.
We wrap up the month with one more major planet stationing direct. September 30th Pluto goes direct in Capricorn. Bringing to an end those deep-rooted karmic attachments. No more feeling stuck, feeling low vibe, feeling unstable, and feeling you are walking on edge. A lot of healing occurred starting back in April up until now. You are a different person than you were back in than. You healed deep-rooted traumas, you overcame obstacles, and you learned you are in fact pretty self-sufficient. Give yourself a round of applause for all this groundbreaking self work you did thus far! Spend time in nature watching the leaves turn; seeing the squirrels gathering their food, and enjoying these cooler days now that the autumn is here.
You are a lot stronger than you realize and this month has proven how true that is. Celebrate. Decorate for next month because it’s going to be a very interesting month indeed. Happy Fall, everyone!!!