Service and Generosity
- Virgo New Moon
- September 9, 2018 @ 11:01am PST
- elemental focus: earth
- body focus: body
“Gratitude is the prayer. Take stock of the blessings received, and succumb to tranquility. It is the dusk of the year, and the darkest months approach, heralded by the North Wind as she takes the remaining leaves from the trees. It is a time for sweet reverie, appreciation, and preparation as all the earth approaches the season of silence and gestation” (Sybil Dana Reynolds, Ink and Honey).
Autumn is the waning season, the shedding and harvesting, sharing and serving of Earth’s gifts. Gather the generous bounty; tend to all your tasks with gratitude; and find simple, meaningful ways to give back.
What was gives itself in service to what is and will be. This feels like the energy of the approaching Virgo New Moon. We are in the waning period of the dark moon as I write this piece for you.
Virgo ushers us deeper into Autumn - she is a Harvest Queen and Virgin Goddess, dignified in her service to humanity. She knows who she is and what she is about. She is independent - not reliant on external validation or acceptance. She does her work with devotion and shares her bounty with generosity.
Allow yourself to be carried through this dark moon and into the golden light of Fall. Surround yourself in Goodness and make Magic! Create cozy rituals of cooking, baking, enjoying time with friends, walking familiar paths, noticing the daily changes reflected in nature, lighting the hearth fire or candles.
Say your gratitude prayers and blessings. Say goodbye - God/dess be with you - to the green bright time of the year. Say hello to brown, crimson, yellow and gold.
With Love & Gratitude to each of you,