Last month took us on a wild ride of shifts and changes, starting with the partial solar eclipse and ending with the fourth of four lunar eclipses in the lunar tetrad. The impact of these celestial events will continue to be felt for months going forward, however, the influence of the Harvest Moon will begin to wane as the New Moon of October draws near.
October ushers in a time of restoration; a time to restore stability back into your life. Granted, the impact of last month will continue to make waves in your life for months to come, but finding and restoring that sense of unity, harmony and integrity within your space of Self will help you to settle into the shorter days and longer nights of winter. It is in this space that you are able to rest, reflect and pause before moving into the frenzy of the holidays.
Up to this point, your days and nights have been filled with planting, playing, creating, socializing, and lots of outdoor fun and activities. Now is the time to reap the bounty of all you have sown; to sit back, reflect, rest, and preserve the memories, energies and stillness of your very Being. Take in the fullness of all you have, all you have done, and all you will come to do in the next two final months of the year.
October is a month of restoration and reflection because it is a time of looking back, collecting the memories of the months gone by, and preparing for the days and events yet to come as the end of the year begins to wind up and wind down. It is a time of slowly moving yourself and your thoughts indoors; finding solitude, family, friends and bringing forth the warmth of one’s own hearth.
Find your equilibrium this October through quiet meditation, rest, and solitude. Take the time to reflect on the joys and people in your life. See and revel in the beauty and bounty you have garnered through your labors of love, duty, desire, creation and good deeds.
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came –
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.”
― George Cooper