By Phonenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings moon dreamers, thanks for returning for some more moon medicine this month. We start our second year of the Moontime Culture and the “First Moon of Autumn” starts Sunday, September 9, 2018. The Autumn Equinox is Saturday, the 22nd of September. Its been a long summer and I hope that you were able to enjoy some nature and friendships that were supportive and not too torn away into the universe or web-life. We now prepare to enter the “Season of the Night” (Autumn & Winter in Ancient Slavic prepagan times), which is the second half of the year, six Moons of healing work to focus on.
Its the time of transformation, as one season gives way to the next. In the biggest picture, the magnetic energy is slowly and steadily rising on earth and with this comes not only the final melting of the ice age (global warming) but also volcanos and eratic weather. This effects not only our physical life, but also our emotional life, soul life, and our dream life.
Magnetic energy is what sensitives and empaths are made of and in a way, we are all evolving towards that, wanted or unwanted, manageable or not. As personal fears challenge us in the hidden ways, or resistant to finish our loose ends requiring strength, or conflict that finds no resolve and lingers like a rogue verb, these are all deepening our struggles. This is why its important to accept change as our new foundation. This moon’s work is to listen deeply and learning to observe more with acute focus, even with our simplest struggles so we can change with practice.
Our saturated cognitive thoughts of our mental body, is overloaded from the demands of the mind cult, and for most people this is habitual and will only create more static as we allow the mind to absorb too much information. So as this season progresses, just practice slowing down and try to meditate a few times a week with some real dedication and get off the computer, web or turn off your phone more, as one of your spiritual disciplines, replacing that with organic emotional relaxation.
In the Polish tradition, the Harvest festival is called Dożynki (Ukrainian, Russia Обжинки, Obzhynky; Belarus Прачыстая, Prachystaya; Czech Republic Dožínky, Obžinky). Autumn in ancient times was and still is to celebrate change as nature changes, a death or letting go as we head towards winter. The harvest celebrations usually falls on the Autumn Equinox and like most countries, its time to celebrate abundance until the first frost. Autumn for most people is fun, a time to prepare the hearth fires, and a creative time, as we watch nature unfold her beauty.
This moon, we have two energies to be aware of: Uranus is opposite Venus this month, which means a little chaos around committed ot love partnerships. If you are a Venus type of person, you are goung to have to recieve and practice your moon power this month, to make more accurate and more emotionally mature decisions. Rather than need or desired ones (Venus), otherwise the sleeping giant of trouble and chaos awakens half the moon cycle. I have Venus/Sun aopposite Uranus, I know this one too well!
The more direct influence this month is Neptune opposite the New Moon, and oppositions mean that the energy is all around us. Neptune on its challenging side is the victim or victim consciousness. This is where we give in to struggle and conflict because it wears us out and we dont feel that our coping skills are sharp. The rescue remedy is to think about your options, so take the time to say yes to whats fun and no for healthy boundaries. Remember that you must make a choice and if you don’t, then you end up more frustrated, angry or depressed.
The Oracle for this Moon cycle is… Your Hidden Powers
The four white haired ones nourished their nature by breathing the pure air of Dusk and Dawn. One can achieve agelessness, as this betokens the pure nature that we can and should nurture. “The four white haired ones” went into seclusion rather than serve any unjust leader, chief, boss or family hierarchy. This represents brilliance by breathing the fresh, pure air as a good sign for carefree living, even within our responsibilities. This nurtures our excellent qualities. Its not the time to make requests of others, rather, maintain your vital energy and vital spirit, like fresh air.
Another quality of Neptune this moon is the mystical and magical, which is just beyond the stillness. Autumn always adds magic as well, so take some time to just sit in nature rather than trying to conqure her (the hike, the competitive, conquring the mountain, finishing the race etc). Just sit still and enjoy the quiet and let nature add some healing to your dayplanner. We have to make time for joy, or heal our way into it, not just expect it.
Neptune also rules our Dreams, which is an abyss of depth. The rule is that dreams are our projections and also give us our own best advice for no one but us. I say for us, because we must master our dreams for our life first and trust taking our own advice first and get good at it. Dreams are a deep forest filled with deception, tricksters, illusions and shadow which can appear like light.
Use common sense and descernment with dreams, a simple rule in dreams is that a dream is current information 90% of the time, for yesterday and today and then comes another dream the next night. When I work with my students and apprentices, their dreams naturally reduce over 60%, because the busy mental body dreamer is like the busy mind in waking life. Train the day mind and it effect the night mind. We train to release busy mindlessness to release the majority of dream projections… “As Here, So Below” (within / inside).
I am positive
I AM LOVING
I am doing the best I can
I AM BALANCED
my desires are healthy
I VALUE MY NEEDS
I balance my desire
I TRUST MYSELF
I have clear judgment
I AM BEAUTIFUL
I listen with integrity
I AM RECEPTIVE (if your too giving)
I am giving (if your too receptive)
I AM INDEPENDENT
I accept my weakness with strength
I AM FORGIVING
I approve of myself
I AM DISCERNING
I accept where I am right now today (denial work)
I AM CLEAR MINDED
I am empowered
I AM IN RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH MYSELF
I am beautiful
I AM PEACEFUL (or CALM)
I am comfortable
I AM DIPLOMATIC
I am graceful
I AM DECISIVE
At the Full Moon Sept. 24th, remember to set “one” Release Intention to complete the moon cycle (of something that now longer serves your highest good.)
Happy New Moon and Aware Dreams! Phoenix
If you would like to work with Phoenix one on one or be on our once a month New & Full Moon Lunar Work-study, please write to Eldermountaindreaming@gmail.com – Sources: Watercolor: Wolf Changing Season by Phoenix of EMD