The summer sun is setting and we’re looking towards the moon and stars to guide us into the golden glow of autumn. Below, our friend Kelly Sherman dives into the cosmos with a Seasonal Attunement, showing us how to ride the waves of the energy flow into Fall.
Autumn Seasonal Attunement with Kelly Sherman
The Fall Season
Traditional wisdom observes nature and takes notes. One of the most obvious natural rhythms that we observe is the progression of the seasons throughout the course of the year. As Fall unfolds we notice the days getting shorter, the temperatures getting colder, and the air getting drier. The natural world begins to retreat; what is not essential to the organism/ecosystem falls away. Nature begins to prune itself back in preparation for Winter. We begin to come down from the high energy and heat of Summer much like the period of time often fondly referred to as the “full moon hangover.”
The Fall Lunar Phase
The Last Quarter Moon shares an energetic resonance with Fall. After peak fullness, the moon wanes to the Last Quarter Moon. Just like at the Autumnal Equinox, when there is equal night and day, the Last Quarter moon shines half-full; you can hold it in the ‘L’ of your right hand. The intentions set at the New Moon either manifested at the Full Moon, or not. We’re reflective now. Hopefully, not beating ourselves up too much, but instead celebrating the victories (no matter how small) and taking stock of the lessons learned. Most importantly, we let it go so that we can be renewed during the New Moon phase. The Fall Signs offer us some points of focus to help us through this necessary “ego reframing” of the Last Quarter Moon.
The Fall Signs
The Autumnal Equinox marks the beginning of Libra Season, followed by Scorpio, and then Sagittarius which concludes at the Winter Solstice. Evolutionarily, the motivators and drivers of these signs are to harmonize and soothe the sympathetic nervous system so that we may dive deep in to what really makes us tick and then fervently pursue those inspired passions and curiosities, respectively. Collectively, we feel it. Fall has a notoriously poignant vibe to it. The year is almost over- how did we do? On an individual level as well, as the Sun passes through these signs, the areas of your birth chart that are touched by them light up and offer us a potent opportunity to work with these energies in specific areas of our lives.
More about Astro Empowerment & Kelly Sherman, L.Ac., CHN
Astro Empowerment is the practice of honoring the wisdom encoded in your natal astrological chart- the unique map of the planets and stars when you took your first breath on your birthday. The energies of the planetary bodies and the characteristics and motivating factors of the signs create a lasting imprint. Identifying your Cosmic DNA allows you to better let your virtues shine and more effectively and intentionally transform your vices.
Thank you Kelly!