It’s my 44th birthday week! And aren’t our birthdays a little bit like New Year’s?
I’m really earth-heavy in my chart, so my natural gesture is about use-able tools and grounded, practical knowledge. I take the opportunity at each birthday to set intentions for the year and see how I can put my tools to pragmatic use for the benefit of my goals. First on my list is making vows to my body and fleshing out the details for what that will look like. Secondly, after the chaos of a moving year and initiating myself into the new ways of living in a new town with new…everything, I’m inviting a calmer state of being to take up residence inside of me.
With grateful eyes, I’m greeting the transition of seasons, and welcoming the energies of the new moon. Looking to the sky, I find myself wanting to align even more with the natural gravitational rhythms which can make my earthwalk smoother.
With so much change in my recent history, this shift-loaded period coupled with cozy Fall temperatures calls for settling in, and cultivating calmer energies in my world. The solar eclipse showed me the error of some of my shadow ways last week and now I’m looking with a softer gaze toward the lunar eclipse after the Equinox later this month to help me shed the old habits which aren’t working and walk more lightly into the future. I’ll be walking (err, slithering) along with many women through the medicine of Snake beginning next week and hoping to lighten all of our loads as we shed skins and align with our sacred rhythms and honor the healer which lives inside all of us. (To join us with a little birthday present from me to you, use code SOULODGE20 when you register.)
On my heart today to share with you are these mantras:
I trust that I will understand.
I trust that I am understood by a cosmology greater than myself.
I trust that peace is found in becoming still.
I trust that the floodgate which I’m afraid will open will not drown me.
I trust that opening will always provide richer rewards than closing.
I trust that I am sacred.
I trust that I am loved and lovable and that my own love radiates out effortlessly to others.
I believe in miracles.
Carrying the divine feminine in my heart this early Fall as we practice walking in beauty.