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September Earth Cycles and Rhythm
Energetics, superpowers, shadows, and self-tending ✨
The return of warm beverages. ☕
The crisp wind cooling the warm surface of your skin. 🤸
Air that feels fresher 🌬️.
Schedule changes and the entice you to plan your calendar for the fall months 🗓️.
Ah yes, September has landed! 🌾
✨ Energetic Theme
There is no other month of the year where I feel the presence of the astrological sign of that month so powerfully. ♍ Virgo season starts August 23 and ends September 22nd.
With Virgo’s attention to detail and a desire to reset, September really does take on the feels of a “new year”!
We might feel it most intensely as the pull to plan for what is to come ahead.
Yet the invitation is always the same.
Don’t “plan” for the sake of planning. Don’t “do” for the sake of doing.
Before you set pen to paper (or fingers on keyboard) to pencil in your new strategy, take some time to:
👉 Redefine your boundaries for a project (What needs to change in the way I am approaching this project that will make me feel more spacious as I navigate its completion?)
👉 Plan your self-tending time just as fiercely as you plan your work day and to-do’s to keep your household running.
But first, ask yourself what exactly what does replenishing your wells even feels like in September 🤔?
Read on, divine architect, because I’ve got some inspiration for you.
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If you’ve taken the Inner Season Quiz, the archetype guiding the summer season is the Cosmic Magician and the Wild Weaver archetype chaperones us through our inner season of autumn. If you have not yet, click here.
🌳 Nature Lessons
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the Earth’s rhythms, is that our self-tending is highly connected to what’s going on outside around us.
Looking at what’s happening in nature in the location you live in, is a practice in cultivating presence. Depending on where you live, Mother Nature has her own lessons and insights to offer you.
What’s the weather generally like? Is it rainy season? Still feeling like summer? Or perhaps you’re headed into spring? Most importantly, how’s your body reacting to what’s happening outside in nature?
What are the plants doing? Are they ready for harvest? Do they need pruning? Are they beginning a second harvest? They too respond to the weather patterns in their environment and offer great insights in what behaviour can be nourishing for us human in this moment in time.
As you contemplate your self-tending practices for the month ahead, take a moment and be with nature and then with your body to see what inspiration comes forward.
🧘♀️ September Self-Tending
While the activities that re-fuel our energies may be relatively the same, each month and each season adds its own flavour.
For example reading a book is like a nourishing balm to your Soul. In the summer, perhaps you read sitting on your porch with your legs extended onto another chair in front of you, in the shade with a strawberry lemonade within arm’s reach.
In the fall, what makes reading feel extra juicy is when you put on some stretchy jeans and an oversized sweater, and curl up with a blanket on your sofa with a chai latte nearby.
Same activity, but the physical space is more intentional to align with the weather and your body’s needs depending on the time of the year.
For inspiration, here are what some soul-nourishing ideas can look like in September:
Taking a break by bringing some plants indoors for the cooler month (or tending to a fall garden)
Feeling supported by planing the months ahead
Reading a good book
Slowing down and make time for journaling in silence
Enjoy a cozy tea ritual
🌾 September Mood
Snuggling with cozy blankets
Baking warm pies (think apple or pear)
Back to School
Harvest from your garden
Bring out your warm sweaters
Make medicine for the winter months ahead
☕ Tea of the Month
London Fog. A black tea infused with bergamot oil and vanilla.
✨ Journaling Questions
Some things to contemplate this month:
What needs to change in the way I am approaching this project that will make me feel more spacious as I navigate its completion?
What boundaries do I need to communicate to others that will feel supportive?
How is your body reacting to what’s happening outside in nature?
What does replenishing my wells even feel like this month?
Where can I block off pockets of time for self-tending activities in my calendar?
What is one seasonal recipe I can try in the kitchen?
Is there an herb or plant that I feel more drawn to lately?
What self-tending practices have you landed on this month? Tell me in the comments 👇