Mmmmm. Can you feel it? It's like I closed my eyes for a second and the flash happened so fast, Summer to Fall, season to season, like zap. And every cell in my being is like YES, this is the season where my energy feels the most potent, where I feel the most at home in this human vessel.
Maybe it's the comfort. I am a Libra being, and when the Venus energy illuminates, it's the beautiful, cozy, homey vibes that steal my heart and soul. The turning inward. The wool socks. The drinking slow "cuppa teas" with both hands wrapped around liquid warmth. Chopping wood. Building, making, and tending the fire, building the hearth of home with your own hands. Candlelight. Sweaters too big but somehow they fit this season so perfectly. Waking up to that morning frost, making morning cuddles that little bit juicier, longer lasting, toes curling and kissing around your lover's. Mmm, fall.
And with all the outer comforts, my favourite is the still, the turning in. My breaths deepen in this season. I find solace in retreating to my inner landscapes, and running my fingers along the vast inner realms of my being. The deep and dreamlike journeys that take place when the light bows to the darkness, and the long-awaited decent into the dark belly of the Earth Mother takes place. Ahh, to be so IN once again. I love the sunshine on my skin, but where I am most myself is within the heart-cave of this body. .
I finding Solstaces are softer, and Equinox energies are sharp in their medicine, like lightning. Electrifying. My body recognizes this season. A good cry. Self care rituals creeping in, in their fullness. Altar work, deep deep altar work. Attention to detail, every detail. Fingers yearning to touch beautiful things, guitar strings, beadwork, culinary craft, the flesh of my body, the cool earth.
And as I look to the river valley, the changing colours, I feel the rush of salmon making their way here. 500 000 strong. I can feel the pull of the bear spirits, the cougar's presence. This energy beckoning all of nature with its muted hum, like magic, spirit-infused, guiding us along this ancient spiral, as we let it all fall away.