With September’s new moon cycle we are entering what some North American indigenous people call the Falling Leaves Time.
This is, of course, the time of year when the leaves start to fall from the trees. The tree releases her leaves so she can turn her focus inward through the cold months ahead.
With this moon cycle we’re all beginning that transition inward.
We start the transition inward by looking around our lives to acknowledge all we’ve grown over the summer months. What experiences are you grateful for? How have you grown?
Here’s some sweet, simple gratitude prompts you can use throughout this month. Start a gratitude practice with your family, or use these as journal prompts.
When you cultivate deep gratitude for you summer blessings & experiences, it becomes rich, juicy soil for your winter dreams to take root.
One of the dominant themes of this moon cycle is balance.
The equinox is on Friday, a moment of planetary balance. Day & night are equal. Light & dark are equal. We’re halfway between the darkest night & the longest day.
A sense of balance is being restored in our lives. All of nature is starting to slow down. We’re moving out of summer’s super high, outward-focused , energy & turning more inward.
This is a great time to look at balance in your own life. Where do things feel in balance right now? What parts of your life are feeling out of balance?
This Virgo New Moon energy is “all about healing and caring for the mind, body and soul.” This “new Moon is going to inspire you to take action in order to bring your body (mind and soul) back into balance.” (Tanaaz, Forever Conscious)
For a look at the astrological significance of this New Moon in Virgo, click here.
When you really look at what you’re so grateful for from these past few months, and look at where you need more balance in your life, you begin to see things in you’re life that you’re ready to let go of.
You start to see things you’ve outgrown, things that no longer serve you. Things that are holding you back.
This is the time to release those things we’re ready to let go of.
Like the gorgeous mama oak tree … This season’s leaves have served their purpose. It’s time to let them go, turn inward & rest. Then next spring’s new growth will be glorious.
What is it time for you to release? What do you need to leave behind in order to strengthen & grow? This is the time to be asking yourself these questions.
JOURNAL Qs FOR THE SEPTEMBER NEW MOON
• What experiences are you grateful for? How have you grown?
• What have you learned from your experiences over spring & summer?
• Where do things feel in balance right now? What parts of your life are feeling out of balance?
• What can you do for your health & well-being? How can you bring things back into balance?
• What is it time for you to release? What do you need to leave behind in order to strengthen & grow?