Happy Scorpio Season!
Here on Vancouver Island the weather has finally shifted from hot sunny days to ones of drizzle and fog. While I absolutely love the warm sunny days, I find that there's just something magickal, mystical and comforting with the fog and rain. And I've noticed that my intention of focus has a lot to do with my outlook and experience.
When I consciously feel into the energy of the mystery and the wild during the west coast grey days, something inside of me awakens. There's a brightening, a vividness and a sense of connection to all that is wild, natural and untamed - and also I feel a sense of connection with my ancestors, with those who through millennia where more subject to the effects of the seasons than most of us who are buffered with our modern lifestyle. Do you ever experience this?
Scorpio Season, with the shorter hours of sunlight, and the vegetation releasing its foliage as it prepares to withdraw energy into the underground root systems, invites us to honour the natural process of letting go, of release, so that we can prepare to attune to the wisdom of stillness and deep rest, and the mystery of what is being nourished at this time.
This season has traditionally across cultures been associated with the theme of death, and to counter the fear that arises with death, we have such celebrations as Hallowe'en/All Hallowed's Eve, and Samhain (a Gaelic festival pronounced Sow-wen) celebrated on October 31st/Nov 1st. While everyone has a different take on what these days mean to them, in general this is considered to be a time to face our fears, especially around death, and to bring in levity and courage, to actually have fun with it all. And as "the veil thins" - ie the energy of the natural world becomes yin and decreases - it's also a relevant time to honour our ancestors - those who have lived, struggled, loved and laughed before us.
In our most recent on-line Soul Circle group we engaged a meditation to meet and glean wisdom from a beloved ancestor. You can try a shorter version of this for yourself - consider of a favourite ancestor, and while you have some quiet moments, close your eyes and imagine visiting with them, greeting them, and asking them if they have any wisdom to share with you.
Just let it come to you, try not to think too hard about it. The message will be kind and caring.
Thank them and give them gratitude for their guidance and wisdom. Release the meditation and jot down in your journal your experience and any insights that you might have recieved.
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Irene Bilton specializes in Body/Mind/Spirit wellness, blending her knowledge, skills and training with her gifts of Intuition.