Are you feeling to call to go inwards? It might be the change in the weather, it certainly feels very autumnal right now, doesn’t it? It may also be the upcoming New Moon in Virgo that is beckoning us all inside and perhaps making us all skuttle around wrapping things up in some sort of ceremonious preparation for…something…
This New Moon feels very transitional to me. The cusp between Summer and Autumn, the turn of the seasons, and the closing of one door ready to open another.
Mabon is upon us at the end of September and that means harvest, celebration, and abundance, but it also means the drawing to a close of the fertile Summer and her extroverted nature. We’re about to go in. The nights are getting darker, the air is cooler, the trees are preparing themselves to slow right down before they drop everything and return their attention to their roots, and that’s exactly what it feels we should be doing.
Organised Virgo likes to have her ducks in a row, she likes to be ready and prepared. You probably feel like you are against some clock right now, trying to get ready for whatever it is that’s coming. Perhaps you’re tying up lose ends, or packing away your Summer wardrobe (I know…it doesn’t seem right!) but something inside of you is getting all nesty and ‘ready’.
Feel into that energy of getting prepared for what is to come and see what it is that’s scratching at your Soul to come forward.
Perhaps it’s that you overstretched yourself this summer and your Soul is looking forward to the hibernation of the colder months? If this is the case, rest. Take a beat. Stop and catch your breath. You have nothing to rush around for, there is time. You Soul is calling you to be still for a minute and tend to yourself and if you don’t do it now, and set the intention under this New Moon to take care of your gentle self, you might find the Autumn is wild and windy and difficult to navigate.
Perhaps you feel that you missed out on too much this Summer, didn’t say ‘yes’ enough, didn’t take advantage of the time or opportunity, and now you’re trying to cram it all in before some imaginary end point. If this feels true, it’s ok. Everything you did was perfect for you and perhaps your Soul wants you to be a little more adventurous in future, and that’s ok, you can take the lesson with gratitude and move forward knowing that you will say ‘yes’ to more opportunities. There is time. Set an intention under Tuesday’s New Moon to step out of your comfort zone a little more, make the most of opportunities as they present, and be a little braver.
Whatever it is, take a deep breath and try not to panic, I know transitions can feel like endings, but they are really just beginnings, and we will go around on this wheel again. Soften into the sensation of this chapter ending and follow the call to move inwards with ease and grace. This is the first New Moon of the new season so remember, there is time.
This Moon is an opportunity to make your plans for Autumn. By this I mean the way in which you intend to treat and honour yourself in the coming months. How will you show up for yourself? How will you allow room for growth, for healing, and for integration? The Virgo Season asks you to actually make a tangible plan, carve out time in your day and make it a routine.
Love yourself enough to move into this new energy and season taking the lessons from the past few months without any of the baggage. Use these next few days to let go of the feelings and uncomfortable sensations that have you feeling panicked and use the Waning energy of the Moon until Tuesday to surrender to the flow.