The smells and light of Autumn abound mingling with the scent of Summer and the heat of her sun.
I am finding myself tired.
As someone who is often described as “always in motion” and “too busy”, it is not surprising that as the light begins to wane, my body is whispering “rest, rest”.
Living in sync with the seasons is an integral part of my witchery.
As the days become shorter, I feel the longing in my bones to nest and craft, to harvest and bake.
Yesterday I surrendered to the pull of this in between time and watched Practical Magic and took a bath and read a book and napped. When I finally settled into bed I slept 9 hours (this is unheard of for me). And I awoke today feeling clearer, more grounded and less pushy with myself.
I let it be ok that there were dishes in the sink and that my clothes pile at the foot of my bed was not getting any smaller.
I made delicious salad and sat outside. I pruned a tree and tidied the garage pantry.
And I did it all slowly and intentionally.
I so often equate my productivity with my value. Yet this only makes me so busy that I miss out on the feeling of wanting to do something, of following my desire and drive instead of forcing it.
This is part of my journey as a Self employed person running two businesses. It is also part of my journey as me. I am full of fire and it creates big ideas and sometimes builds my life up bigger than I can live in it.
So I’m using this in between to reflect, to slow down and to find a sweet longing and follow it.
This lunar cycle we are in is a bridge between Summer and Fall. As it waxes toward Full we can ask ourselves about our own rhythms during this time of transition.
Journal using the following prompts
My Summer self is…
As the seasons shift I feel…
My Autumn self longs for…
You might also do a little work with your Tarot or Oracle deck.
The overarching question being Who am I at each lunar phase of this bridging moon?
You can draw a card for the new moon that has just passed
The first quarter
Spend some time journaling about what you see and equate the cards with energetically for you at these times (past and future)
Are you counting down with me?
The 4th Annual Season of the Witch Virtual Conference is just 3 weeks away!!!
The line up this fall is truly spectacular with everything from Voodoo to Sex Magic, Working with Deity to Crystal Skulls and so so much more!
(The full schedule and line up can be found here)
I will be hosting a pre-conference workshop/ritual on the evening of Thursday October 5th, and then we will delve into two full days of workshops, community, giveaways and of course so much magic.
This conference is guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired and ready to step more fully into your power to embrace your magic!
Plus your registration includes an invitation to two live rituals. Autumn Equinox and Samhain.
Grab your seat in this magical circle and I’ll see you soon!
Emily Morrison MA, MFT