What a lovely sunny autumn morning. I love these types of days when it is cold and fresh outside. Take some time today to really look around you, watch how the leaves on the trees are changing colour and take time to consider how nature’s cycles are mirrored in our lives. Autumn is a time for letting go and releasing things that have been a burden. Autumn is a season that teaches us that change can be really beautiful. We just have to watch the trees letting go of their leaves to see this.
September brings us the Harvest Moon on the 25th September. This is the full moon nearest to the Autumnal Equinox. It is a time of year when the last of the crops are being harvested and stored for the winter. In days gone by farmers would use the light of this moon to gather the last of the grains and crops in order to survive through the winter. This is a time of home, family and reflection. Reflection on the goals and ideas we planted in the spring and a time to reap what we have sown. Use this time to clear out clutter – both physical and emotional. Think of ways to clear the clutter both in your personal life and your home, before you have to spend the long winter days inside. Think of the saying.. Out with the old and in with the new. Good crystals to use for this time of year are Carnelian and Sunstone, said to help boost your energy and vitality when the nights become longer than the days. Smoky Quartz is said to get rid of anything from the past that is no longer serving you and making you feel unhappy, it is said to help you declutter, using citrine is said to replace this energy with light, helping you to find that zest and enjoyment for life. Remember to cleanse and charge your crystals under the light of the full moon, have a lovely evening all.