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Autumnal Equinox 2014
"In many ways, each of us is the sum total of what our ancestors were. The virtues they had may be our virtues, their strengths our strengths, and, in a way, their challenges could be our challenges."
James E. Faust
This Harvest time we are going through a sense of acceleration at a soul level and a need to trust the process, allowing whatever healing is taking place to take its course. Humour will support us emotionally to regain a sense of balance as for some of us this has been a year full of paradoxical emotions.
Bringing in a harvest is also a time to take stock and release what is not of use to us and this year this is particularly about our authenticity at all levels - letting go of who others would like us to be or who we think we “ought” to be, as well as getting to the root of who we truly are. This includes being gentle and authentic in sharing our “spiritual wisdom” as opposed to bestowing it on others.
The beginning of November is a time of year, in many traditions, to honour the ancestors and, this year in particular, there is an emphasis on doing this at deeper levels. Clearing and healing the patterns that no longer serve us, valuing the lessons learned by repeating these patterns ourselves and letting them go, and finally honouring the true virtues and strengths of our ancestors. (There is a meditation posted here to do this if it feels right for you.)
There will be some strong boosts of energy during the beginning of the equinox and use this energy well – remember this is the beginning of a long journey and we don’t need to be over zealous with this energy. This is also a time of co-operation and chose your relationships wisely without being critical – some indecision around this may be about moral dilemmas.
As the “weather” changes at this time of year, it is important to be focused and make practical plans based on research whilst remaining open-minded. Look at what you would like to achieve during the year to come without creating problems for yourself, Look at how you want to be acknowledged and what for.
Throughout the next three months there is also an emphasis on using your creativity to its utmost – again co-operatively. There will be many campaigns for justice – where will yours lie? The challenge will be between power and empowerment, as well as different kinds of ambition. There is certainly a message of awakening this equinox.