A New Moon ritual for this shifting season.
As we come from the outer dominion of the Summer Sun – the days shorten – aligning now with the deep dive into the darker inner Autumn realm.
This summer was an incredible season of deepening and I look forward to the next cycle to process and integrate it all.
Hello October, I’m so excited to see you again….
“Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer’s loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these.
Let misty autumn be our part!
The twilight of the year is sweet:
Where shadow and the darkness meet…
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream.”
~ Ernest Dowson, Autumnal
It’s no secret that Fall is my favorite season, to me it feels like a kind of New Year. A shift that allows change big and small; that brings new energy after the summer’s heat. This seasonal energy is deep and profound, and every year invites a different understanding of myself as I dig deeper and deeper into the shadows.
“I think of the trees and how simply they let go… learning to lose in order to recover.” ~ May Sarton