The Month of Love And War

October

 

Autumn has arrived! With it comes crisp air, ushering us into Libra season. The time of fairness and love is here. The days get colder and nights shorter while our thoughts are wandering about warmth and partnerships. The month of the bruja (witch) is one of the most revered amongst women and children. Plans of Halloween costumes and parties are underway. Decorations and pumpkin spice is visible anywhere you go. The oranges and reds of the changing leaves ushers in so much beauty it’s no wonder so many love fall. Yet, this full moon in the early month of October is bringing so much attention to areas in our lives that must be burned away, breaking patterns and cycles that no longer serve us.

On October 5th the full moon in Aries screams about our self-confidence, self-sufficiency, but above all our self-worth. We are examining our year and wondering what has been good for us? What have others done for us? What have we done for ourselves? Are you still repeating the same patterns?

Aries is ruled by the God of War and also rules the first house in astrology. The first house is about self; so, what have you been doing this year for yourself? If you start noticing patterns that have not been beneficial to you, your temperament might get a little explosive. This moon can go either way—it can be a happy moon or a very angry moon. There is no in between, and that’s because Aries has no middle ground. Aries don’t compromise because that would be benefiting the other person.

This full moon is a great way to burn away all that no longer benefits you. Red candles would ignite what you are trying to accomplish. Things will move rapidly and passionately. Old patterns will give way to new ones. Self mastery is the agenda, and the intended goal. What works for you is what matters the most with this moon. Nothing will sway you because not even Aphrodite herself could make Ares (Aries Greek counterpart) fall in love with her. He loved war and himself above all else. Take this energy of this moon to do just that: Love yourself, treat yourself, be selfish with this moon; it’s about you.

The new moon on October 19th is in Libra making us aware of our relations with others. How do we feel about our social, career, family, and love relations? Are we being treated fairly and with love? Are you treating others fairly and with love? This new moon will bring cycles up that must be broken. Demanding we make new cycles if we are to rise above the mundane of everyday relating. Cycles you have ignored will be presented in a way where you can no longer ignore what is going on. Isn’t love what you need? A good career is essential in order to feel purposeful in your life. Are you repeating the same cycles as your parents? Have your friendships turned sour?

With all of those breaking patterns, bringing in the right energy to create new patterns that actually serve us is essential.  Lighting a pink candle will help with the breaking of cycles and allowing new loving and positive cycles to form. You are deserving of love, respect, and happiness. Let the goddess of love influence you in a positive way, not in a shallow way. She will lead you to more fulfilling relations in your immediate circle. Don’t be blinded by the idea of what you desire—you might just fall into a negative cycle you can not break free from.

October is a month of magic, rituals, and harvesting all that was planted in the months before. Decorate your home to bring in the energy of Autumn. Allow your intuition to guide you this month. Rise above ego. Pay attention to the patterns and cycles of this very transformational month. Love is the focus. Partnerships is what we desire. A comforting home being shared with someone you truly love is the goal for these cold days ahead of us. May the goddess of love bless your rituals this month leading you to love. A love so magical even the gods will be jealous.

Namaste

Seshat

September The Calm After The Storm

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The calm after the storm of eclipses and retrogrades has arrived, and with it a new set of energies emerge. August was a very intense month of purging, self realization, meticulous self-evaluation, and listening to your body. August gave us two eclipses which illuminated and activated us into proper action when it came to self-care. The month came and went on a steady pace, but with it came a lot of healing. This month, know that the moon and wishes make a powerful pairing. I’ll offer some insight on how you can use the ever-flowing energy of the heavens to make those wishes come true in a solid and healthy way.

September starts with Mercury in retrograde, but the end is in sight. On September, 5th Mercury will be in the sign of Leo when it stations direct, having ignited us into full action. Egos are tamed, fires are dwindling, and humbleness has emerged. Virgo season is in full effect, helping pave the wave for a month of calmness. That is if you can handle the energies as they shift from day to day. By this time you will be wishing for the end of the year, thinking you are ready for 2018. But hold your horses, and be careful with what you are wishing for.

On September 6th the moon will be full in Pisces. Pisces is the believer, and it encourages us to imagine, and imagine big. Pisces rules imagination, and at times gets lost in its own imaginings. With the help of Pisces, wishes are often manifested in the exact manner in which they were envisioned. However, Pisces downfall is in not understanding that your wishes aren’t the same wishes others are wishing for. Conflict arises when the wisher truly believes in their heart that what they envision is best for all, even if that isn’t always the case. Living in a bubble isn’t hard, and believing in what you are wishing for gives it energy to manifest. This full moon is a strong reminder that your belief isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

This full moon, I suggest writing a letter with your wishes, and reading it aloud. This will help you analyze what you are wishing for. Read it every day and imagine your wish coming true, but also allowing room for a different possibility altogether.

The new moon on September 20th is in Virgo—the polar opposite to Pisces. Remember how the retrograde in Mercury last month made you analyze everything about your life? Well, this moon is going to make you think twice about what you wished for. Is this really what you want? Is this how you really see things unfolding? Are you trying to control things for personal gain, or are you truly helping those around you? Have you really thought out these wishes you so desire to come true?

Thinking about the motivation behind your wish will give it life, and that is the power of this new moon. The more you believe in yourself and what you wish for, the more energy you give it. Leaving room for the wish to flow with the Universe will help it manifest a lot quicker than you realize.

Enjoy this calm, and wish hard, but above all believe in what you are wishing for.

Namaste
Seshat Ixchel