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September Full Moon In Pisces


As the ultimate few days of Summer time simmer away, we discover ourselves within the midst of Late Summer time, which in response to many historic wellbeing methods, is a season all of its personal. From late August to mid-September, late Summer time is the time to re-centre and re-set ourselves, and return to a way of routine and stability earlier than Autumn arrives in earnest. That is additionally the ‘harvest moon’, because it coincides with the annual crop harvest within the Northern Hemisphere, when greens like late leeks, tomatoes and courgettes are ripe, and Autumn pears, apples, squash and root veg will quickly be prepared to reap. Simply because the cooler days start to reach, we’ll expertise a full moon on September 10th, within the astrological signal of Pisces.  

Simply earlier than the complete moon on the tenth September nonetheless, the inevitable Mercury In Retrograde surfaces once more on the ninth, bringing with it the standard disruptive shift in vitality right here on earth. Mercury In Retrograde is usually considered a time when communication, planning, negotiating and making vital choices must be prevented as a result of energetic change, (for extra on this learn my weblog on navigating Mercury In Retrograde mindfully HERE.) This doesn’t essentially imply we must always put life on maintain till Mercury In Retrograde finishes on October 1st, moderately that we might profit from utilizing this time to replicate, give attention to issues nearer to dwelling, prioritise self-care and undertake our personal ‘harvest’ by working towards gratitude and contentment, moderately than leaping head-first into the brand new ‘college 12 months’.  

As this full moon is within the signal of Pisces, you might really feel somewhat extra emotional than ordinary too. Pisces is a water signal, holding the traits of emotional sensitivity, sympathy, and a want to make everybody round them completely happy. A full moon in Pisces also can assist enhance our instinct and compassion, making it the proper time to spend time with family members.  

To assist make the transition from Summer time-mode to ‘again to highschool’ season easy, take inspiration from our particular practices for the complete moon in Pisces this September.  

Reflection & Gratitude

As harvest season arrives and we pay thanks for the abundance of vegatables and fruits the land has supplied, that is additionally the time to replicate upon the previous 12 months to this point, and every thing now we have to be pleased about. Fashionable life makes all of it too straightforward for us to really feel as if we’d like greater than we have already got; whether or not it’s a distinct job, more cash, a distinct place to dwell, extra profession success, or perhaps a totally different physique form. Even 1000’s of years in the past, the Buddha taught that ‘struggling arises from want’ – after we need, it alerts that we’re not solely completely happy and content material inside ourselves, and this will create emotions of unhappiness and restlessness. The sensation of gratitude nonetheless, straight counteracts this, and might help us really feel grounded, completely happy, and extra current in day by day life. To observe gratitude, use the Gratitude One Line A Day Three Yr Journal to document one factor you’re grateful for every day, encouraging you to hunt out what you already have and what you like, moderately than what you don’t. For extra optimistic physique love, use Being In Your Physique: A Journal For Self-Love & Physique Positivity. One other highly effective method of working towards gratitude is to precise it and really feel it by telling somebody you’re grateful for them, and remembering occasions others expressed gratitude in the direction of you too. Make recollections by choosing out a card from the College of Life On a regular basis Adventures deck, you can look again on with a way of gratitude later in life.  

Take heed to your instinct

Pisces is an indication linked to heightened instinct, and across the full moon, we might also obtain extra steerage from our internal voice. Once more, with a lot ‘noise’ round us from social media, we are able to usually discover ourselves merely following traits, unsuitable weight-reduction plan recommendation or frequently wanting exterior of ourselves on the subject of making choices, when the true solutions all the time lie inside. To begin honing your instinct extra and constructing a way of self-trust, use the steerage in Paul Greenberg’s Goodbye Telephone, Hiya World with 65 bite-size device-free actions scientifically confirmed to advertise true happiness, in order that as an alternative of turning to social media to search out pleasure, you’ll be able to hearken to your physique or ask a cherished one or skilled for help.  Spending extra quiet time with ourselves can be a robust option to enhance our intuitive consciousness and improve the connection now we have with ourselves. Use Morning Meditations by Danielle North  for day by day meditations and practices, and the Yogamatters Natural Cotton Meditation Cushion to create a devoted house for meditation, which analysis reveals makes us more likely to observe persistently.  

Personal Your Feelings

‘Well being’ is encompassed not simply by bodily wellbeing, however psychological and emotional well being too. Particularly inside holistic well being methods like Conventional Chinese language Medication and Ayurveda, illness is alleged to come up from ‘dis-ease’ inside ourselves, or ‘caught’ feelings. As an emotionally delicate signal, this Pisces full moon invitations us to embrace all of the feelings, even ones we’ve been conditioned to consider are ‘unhealthy’. Feelings corresponding to anger and disappointment could also be difficult to cope with, and so they might also be those we have been taught to push down or disguise as youngsters, however after we suppress feelings, this will result in elevated stress on the physique, doubtlessly even resulting in sickness. Use the Field Of Feelings card deck to get to know your emotions by selecting from one of many 80 totally different mini essays on an emotion, and begin a daily journaling observe with the Moleskine Wellness Journal so you’ll be able to write down something you’ve gotten in your thoughts as an alternative of conserving it inside, which actually might be vastly cathartic. In the event you’re discovering it particularly troublesome to work along with your feelings, take into account chatting with a therapist or somebody you belief – there’s all the time somebody who might help, regardless of how you’re feeling.  

Go Gradual

Regardless of the frantic busy-ness of ‘again to highschool season’, there’s no must pressure ourselves to over-schedule and burn out. Autumn and Winter maintain extra ‘yin’ vitality versus the ‘yang’ of Spring and Summer time, and we might help ourselves connect with the vitality of this time of 12 months by slowing down somewhat too. With Mercury in Retrograde occurring from the 9th September till 1st October, that is an applicable time to pause, take inventory and re-centre ourselves as an alternative of dashing into a brand new month. As an alternative of taking over a mountain of recent commitments and tasks, attend to the issues you have already got in your plate – do you’ve gotten a ‘to-do’ listing you by no means fairly appear to unravel? Do you’ve gotten areas of your private home you’ve been wanting to repair up for months? That is the time to attract your vitality inward and put issues so as, so use the As soon as Upon A Tuesday Every day Planner Pad to create a listing of duties to give attention to, and hold monitor of simply how a lot you’re taking over by recording your commitments on the wall calendar – because it’s straightforward to get overwhelmed if we don’t have someplace we are able to visually see how busy we’re.

Rejoice The Harvest Moon With A Seasonal Feast

With an abundance of festivities developing, this time of 12 months is ripe for feasting and celebrating, particularly on the full moon. A full moon has all the time historically been the time to carry out rituals, dances and gatherings, and by assembly to make seasonal meals and luxuriate in one another’s firm, we’re participating in time-honoured traditions that our ancestors would have taken half in too. Use recipe books like One Pot, Pan, Planet by Anna Jones and My New Roots by Sarah Britton and discover recipes with components like apples, pears, root veg, and even late-Summer time tomatoes and courgette for a seasonal meal. Particularly after being so disconnected during the last couple of years, there’s by no means been a greater time to make the complete moon a daily time to return collectively to take pleasure in one another’s firm.  

Give considered one of these full moon practices a go, and keep in mind that simply because we’re in ‘again to highschool season’, it doesn’t imply now we have to hurry again into full-on busy-ness. Take your time to ease into the extra ‘yin’ vitality of the latter half of the 12 months, and pause sufficient to understand what you have already got round you.  

 

 

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Emma is a 500hr certified Yoga instructor, musician, therapeutic massage therapist, cook dinner, and author. Having grown up surrounded by Yoga and meditation, Emma started her observe at a younger age and has continued to review and develop her understanding of Yoga each day. Coaching internationally with inspirational academics, Emma’s passions now lie primarily in philosophy and Yoga off the mat. Emma at present teaches repeatedly in Sussex, co-leading instructor trainings, retreats, workshops and kirtans, and likewise manages the Brighton Yoga Pageant.






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