new moon / september


Harvest Moon
Tuesday, September 19th, Virgo, 10:30 pm PST

Here in LA the temperature is starting to shift, and I feel the transition of Fall. During times of transition it is always nice to stop and take pause, and reflect on all that has happened and is happening. Especially with the Equinox this Friday, this moon is marking not just a new cycle in its phases, but also within this year, a season coming to an end with a new one on the horizon. 

The last few months I have been writing a lot about all the stuff that has been coming up, the challenges that Pluto in its retrograde has presented us with. It goes direct next week and with it will come a flood of new energy (if you  have been doing the work). You might already start to feel it. I am overwhelmed with it in my life right now - it feels like a welcome change to the way I have felt challenged and stuck these past six or so months. If you feel this too it's part of the reward of the Pluto retrograde. It's the gift of the hard work you have done. That shift of energy that creates an opening in you, and in an instant, in a mere moment, can make you feel like you are being given a whole new world of possibilities that you previously could not have imagined. This time is about discovering those possibilities. Moving forward anew. 

But first, during this New Moon, take a moment and reflect on what has come before, what you have been through, what you have let go of, what perhaps you have stayed connected to in that letting go, and what is beginning to emerge in you. New energy is exciting, but it is also challenging in a way, because while it is a gift, it also shows you the places where you still need to shift to totally align with your growth. This is what transition is all about. So pay attention to the places you still might not totally be on board. And without judgment just ask yourself what you need to do to shift that place so it is more in alignment with what you are stepping into. 

Today would be a good time of ceremony. Whatever that means to you.

Today I am feeling very nostalgic, as I have been reflecting on a major relationship from my past that was a huge gift. Sending lots of love to this person and feeling so so grateful. Reflecting back to it is showing me how far I have come, how much I have grown, and how much I am now ready for in my life, all while staying connected to the love that will never be broken. I am excited to see what is ahead. Such exciting things can happen when you take a HUGE LEAP and follow the voice of your soul!

Wishing you all the loveliest of New Moons.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres "Untitled" (Orpheus, Twice), 1991 Mirror 75 x 55 in. overall Two parts: 75 x 25 1/2 in. each Installation view of: Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Supremely gifted minstrel who attempted to rescue his dead wife from the Underworld. Orpheus had been taught to play the lyre by Apollo, and such was his skill on the instrument, together with the sweetness of his singing voice, that he could charm wild animals and even cause trees to uproot themselves and follow in his steps.

Orpheus fell in love with a nymph named Eurydice and blissful was their life together until one day she was pursued by a son of Apollo, the minor deity Aristaeus. In her headlong eagerness to escape, she stepped on a poisonous snake, was bitten and died. Disconsolate, Orpheus found a cave which lead to Hades and followed Eurydice to the Underworld. Here his musical charms were so persuasive that the King of the Dead permitted the minstrel to take his sweetheart home with him - on one condition.

This condition was so simple that it takes some explaining to account for Orpheus's failure to heed it. Perhaps he could not bear to keep his eyes off their beloved object for a moment longer. Perhaps he wanted to share his rapture at birdsong and sunshine as they approached the mouth of the cave. Or maybe he wanted Eurydice to hear the latest lick that he had worked out on his lyre. In any case, he did the one thing he had been forbidden. He turned around and looked at Eurydice, and she was lost to him forever.

Orpheus swore he would never love another, and it may have been the steadfastness of this vow which caused certain wild women of Thrace to tear him limb from limb in a fit of jealousy. They threw his head into a river, and it kept on singing all the way to the sea.

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