Subtle complexities drift toward peripheral visibility as a delicate crispness one morning announces the arrival of fall. The physical mechanism prepares for stillness, an inner experience, a reprieve from the intense activity of summer. We feel the persistence of a litany of thoughts, like ants traversing a rugged landscape; our mind rests assured of its existence. Sleepiness pervades awareness as we would ordinarily gear down to a gentler performance. But in the recesses of comfort, deep within the safety of a nocturnal nest is a tremor that will not abide with rest.
September is a return to inquiry and observation, inner play and a determination to understand or know the meaning of perfection/beauty. No stone remains unturned in the quest for that which resides simply, here. The astrological 6th house, the home of Virgo—as above, so below. In our innate wisdom we assume the role of mentor, mirror and catalyst for the movement of illusory thought. All edges dissolve. The eye sparkles with abundance. The heart laughs, the sound of which reverberates in time with the ever-present delight of creation. When we take the time to notice we cannot help but to be and in constant wonder of this marvelous, unending existence.
Thrilled to be! In any way that inspires us. Motivated by a source that cannot be described we navigate with perfection, life and all the intricacies that arise and fall back into oblivion. Like words on a chalkboard appearing and disappearing with easy regularity, life unfolds. Life is, in spite of what efforts we make to manage it. It bends and sways powered by the inhale and exhale that moves all things. Whether an athlete or an accountant we share the same basic component of being. No matter what we do here, traverse 10,000 miles, we have not strayed one centimeter from our true nature.
September will be an experience of subtle insight into Self that occurs as a result of the pervasive energy of awakening that embraces us continually. Never have we not, but ever we will be. This flood is the light of eternality. Rest in the arms of that embrace. Rest in the simple knowing of Self. And dive into the deeper experience that is Mercury beyond thought. Mercury at room temperature is liquid and without a container flows with ease.
No need to question. No desire to resist. No need to chase anything. “It” will meet you walking down the street, when you least expect it. There is nothing you can do about it. Simply abide.
Sixteen crows sift through fields of ash spreading as far as the eye can see pushing aside miniscule particles of refuse created by an eternity of keeping the hearth fires burning in an effort to realize the alchemical process of arriving at gold from lead. Beneath the ash the crows reveal a crop circle dominated by a Sun radiating eternal light. Hidden by the fierce brilliance is a dark spot near the center that seems to transmit and receive simultaneously. We are, at the same time beckoned and repelled. Attracted by the mystery and repelled by a deep fear of annihilation should we creep too near the black edge. So tiny, so insignificant like the ash surrounding us we are helpless to resist, tumble head long into nothingness. Nothing to hold onto. Nothing to identify with we perish in the void—no heat required. The deafening sound of crows in unison falls away with the fear and night envelops.
In the Tarot, number XVI is the Tower=Uranus/Pluto in current relationship=grinding insistence that we destructure, wake up, rebuild based upon a different set of rules—naturally dispensing with what is not serving us. We tumble from the heights of ignorance to the depths of understanding. XVI=VII the number that explores truth and the true nature of being.
September is a month to focus on herbs that can be added to soups and stews and made into teas that fortify and tonify. Extra attention to the liver is always helpful. Dandelion added to sautés, green drinks and salads is a good way of supporting the liver’s process. Also juicy fruits, dark green and good fat (monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat such as: olives/oil, sunflower oil, avocado, nuts/nut butter, fatty fish etc.) are an easy way to assist physical well-being. Best to look after the only container we have here.