The clocks have gone back and we are now moving into another phase of the year. Winter is a great time to hole up and reflect on life – this last year has been one of turmoil and confusion for many people and it takes time to integrate all that has happened. We live in uncertain times but realising this and relaxing in to it really helps. Politically things are not settling down but there is no point in getting upset about it – its just the way it is. Sometimes things cannot be resolved, so keep yourself informed but remain detached. A lot of people are getting upset and angry about the divided society we live in. The tricky aspect between Mars and Pluto and the moon magnifies this so watch out for being too quick to react and get angry. It’s worth being mindful of this in ourselves and in others around us too. Step back and take a deep breath if this happens to you. Mercury is retrograde right now, communications may be tricky and delays occur. But again knowing this will help. We still have the sun and Mercury of the sign of Scorpio tending to make us all think quite deeply about life and spiritual matters. Be prepared and open to receiving information from worldly and also cosmic sources.
On the 12th of November we have a full moon in Taurus – the sign most connected with the earth and many people I know are meditating and trying to make a conscious effort to tune in to the earth’s energy and feed our planet as much positive energy as possible. The moon is exalted in Taurus and I see the Empress in the tarot as a good representation of the sign.
Taurus is all about the fertility and fecundity of the earth and just after our traditional harvest festival – a celebration of all the earth provides us with. Mother Nature will provide but we need to revere and respect her and not to take her for granted. This whole vibe is also about our food production , the goddess Ceres, agriculture and horticulture. Although we are entering the fallow time of the year start thinking about how you might be able to grow some of your own food next season- even if you only have a window box or balcony. Growing and tuning in to plants is such a good way to connect directly with the earth, so get those seed catalogues out and while you are snuggled up on the sofa this winter you can be planning next year’s effort. Meanwhile get the bean sprouts on in your kitchen – such an easy way to produce super nutrition without even having to till the soil. Mung beans and alfalfa are our favourites – just make sure they get plenty of rinsing!
A full moon is often when we get the fruits of our labour and a time of completion as the moon gets to the end of its monthly cycle. This full moon is also a great time for creativity, as is the winter generally. I always get more crafting done in the winter – it helps to while away the long dark winter evenings. Try making some home made cards and presents for friends and family- people love a hand made present or preserves using all the surplus fruit available right now.
As always, please spare a thought and a prayer for our incredible planet earth – she needs our positive vibes! Stay well.