Equinox: Honoring the Duality of Darkness and Light
In the Northern Hemisphere, the Autumn Equinox is exact at 6:55pm PDT on Saturday, Sept 22nd and in the Southern Hemisphere, it is now Spring at 11:54am on Sept 23rd. With this Equinox, comes an energetic shift, providing us a gateway from the old into the new and a portal from one seasonal dimension to the next. Collectively, we are rising out of Virgo consciousness, and into the energy of Libra, as the Sun transitions into this cardinal sign. At this time, both day and night are of equal lengths, serving as a reminder to embrace both the harmony and polarity of life, by transmuting darkness into light and reflecting our own potent ability to balance and optimize these energies both within and without. Ruled by the planet Venus, Libra focuses on dualities, by highlighting themes of love, compassion, diplomacy and kindness. On a collective level, we are learning and transceding through our relationships, as each partnership serves as a reflection and a mirror to our own inner work and vibrational frequency. In its highest, most exalted expression, the 7th sign of the zodiac reminds us to recognize there is beauty and balance in all things and to better embrace harmony and justice for all. We are on the precipice of a great energetic shift, as we usher in the cusp of Monday's Full Moon in Aries and then on Saturday, October 6th through November 16th, planet Venus (which is Libra's ruling planet) will be entering her Retrograde period in the sign of Scorpio. We are currently entering a phase of karmic completion and resolution. Now is the time to dive deep, exploring and embracing both our shadows and our light. Expect endings to make room for new beginnings as we ressurect and transmute this energy toward our spiritual growth and evolution. Honor both your pleasure and your pain; your challenges and your triumphs; your sadness and your bliss. Forgiveness and acceptance is key. Now is the time to release, let go, share and shed (whether physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually or all of the above.) Grounding into the present and anchoring into our heart space will help us better navigate these transitions and come from a space of unconditional love. The key is to trust and surrender. Relinquish control and what is no longer serving you to greater enjoy the bounty and abundance of our harvests and to make room for what you want to call in. Now is the time to remember are the true alchemists of our destiny... and we have had the ability to transmute any stagnate energy toward our inner growth and ascension all along. With every step and every breath we can turn any battlefield into our playground... and these are the very steps that have led us to this moments now. May we all focus on our inner world so that our outer world can better reflect who we are and the greater embodiment of the sovereign divinity within. May we anchor and deepen our connection to our truth, our hearts, our love, our Great Mother Earth and one another as we unite and expand in an infinite vibration of Creation that pulses and breathes within all Life.