Fall Equinox 2014: Reflection, Gratitude, Balance, Order and Change
It’s time to take stock, folks. The Fall Equinox is like the red-headed stepchild of seasons, not as fancy as the Winter or Summer Solstice but a chance to take hold and create some real change for yourself in the next six months.
The Fall Equinox brings a special opportunity to address some important questions: What is working in your life? What or who do you need to say goodbye to? How can you slow down and create some balance? What are you grateful for? Who can you say thank you to? How can you de-clutter your life? How do you relax in this world? What dreams can you invoke into being? What do you want to take with you into to the next year? And what do you want to leave behind?
Over the next week, I have some special tasks for you that will assist with creating a peaceful environment.
To restore balance to your world, pay attention to your physical body and your physical space.
To restore balance: you will need to slow way down this week. Sleep, friend, you need sleep. Make a special point to hang out at home not drinking (alcohol or caffeine), not being particularly social. Do the cleaning projects you’ve been putting off because you’ve had a fantastic summer socializing and having fun.
To restore order within: cut down on the excess. Do without this week: no sugar, no caffeine, no alcohol, no coffee, no gluten, no dairy. Get the rest you truly need. If only for a week, shoot for 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Simplify. It’s only for week, right? Focus on eating good quality food and drinking pure water. Go for daily walks. Do some yoga. You NEED this.
To restore order on a social level: invite meaningful interactions into your life and keep any energy depleting people at bay. You will want to thank the people who have helped you over the last six months. Is it possible that you owe some thanks to yourself? Who is going to help restore order and balance on a social level?
To restore order in your environment: you are going to have to clean. I’m serious! You are taking the week off from drinking and socializing, so, why don’t you put a little love and elbow grease into your home? Wash the floors and baseboards (you know your Grandmother told you this is important), clean out the cupboards, wash some delicate things because it’s now or never.
Some cleaning tasks that will restore order: Go through your closets and remove any and all clothes that either don’t fit, have stains that will never come out, or have been worn thread bare or are just faded to the point of no return.
Get rid of anything that has been collecting dust for well over a year, without appreciation. This energy is stagnant, so why not get rid of it? Throw it away, let someone else appreciate it, donate it, create a free box, but let the energy move.
Go through anything that you “collect”, media is perfect. Books, records, clothes, all of that stuff, get rid of anything that is shredded. If you can’t read a book without the binding falling off, or the record skips every song, say goodbye to it.
Now for the fun stuff: what do you want to bring into being? Now is the time to generate a list of what you want to manifest in the next six months. Be as specific as you can!
Curious about how you can make the most of this seasonal change? The significance of the Fall Equinox will be explored at all of my tarot residencies this week and how you can make this special time work for you!
Monday night from 6 till 9 at Night Light Lounge
Tuesday night form 6 till 9 at Corkscrew Wine Bar
Thursday night form 6 till 9 at What’s Upstairs
I hope to see you!