The Fall Equinox coupled with the New Moon in Virgo (September 20th) have called us to take a closer look at our shadow self and go deep into our psyche. When we have a New Moon the moon is sitting between the Earth and the Sun. The sun represents our "outer" world (identity, personality and ego.) While the moon represents our "inner" world ( worries/fears, hidden emotions, desires and shadow self. During a new moon that which has been illuminated needs to be looked at. It serves as a great time to set our intentions and give them to the Universe. With it being in the sign of Virgo it is emphasizing radical self care on all fronts including physical/emotional/mental and/or anything that you have been struggling with as of late.
The problem, or blessing however you choose to look at it is the minor planet of Chiron (the wounded healer) is in direct opposition to the New Moon in Virgo. Chiron represents our deepest wounds in areas in our life/subconscious where we feel/experience lack, shame, low self-worth or insecurities. This will call us to go deeper into ourselves directing us to take ownership of the areas that we know are out of balance. A good time to ask ourselves WHY we continue to relive old wounds and give rise to our internal battles?
Even though this may be uncomfortable, as it especially has been for me since I am a Virgo, it is a good time to love ourselves more instead of being so reactive. This is why it may be seen as a blessing because it is an awesome opportunity to see what is most important in life. To let go of all that junk and be fully present and adventurous in the moment. Take a self audit and see where you can make changes so that life is a little less rigid and more spontaneous. Take that look into the mirror and stop playing that loop of old stories/patterns of past hurts that continue to trigger you and rob you of your joy.
There is beauty all around and within each and everyone of us. We just have to "see" it. When that shadow-self or dark side surfaces we need to acknowledge it, and thank it for trying to protect us but then send it on its way. We do not have room for it in our lives anymore. We need to be that ray of light for others to see and free ourselves from what we perceived as bad, because, truly sometimes the bad things that happen to us build our character and serve as our greatest lessons/teachers. All we really have to do is live from our hearts and not our mind. To BE PRESENT in every situation and to live our life as authentically as possible so that we are open to the next adventure that comes our way. That way we ALL can be the fairest of them all. In love and light!
Written September 28th 2017 at 1:49pm
Hello, my name is Sheila Jenkins and I am the author of "The Day Before: Eternal Bonds into the Afterlife. I am the mother of two daughters and grandmother of five. I love music, dancing and lots of laughter. After working in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park for 35 years I decided to leave and I am currently a server at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia. I worked in the Shenandoah National Park for 35 years where I met Sam and my journey began, which led me to write our story. I plan to continue on my journey and help others discover the divine love within and process their grief.