During the last week or so we have been graced with a super moon, a lunar eclipse, and the Autumn Equinox. Here in Crete my entire group (including the lovely hotelier Peli), have shared that their lives have recently been more than chaotic. The full moon in Virgo – a Harvest Moon, gives us the brightest light, it is the last full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox, when the farmers can pull in the last of their wheat and hay harvest traditionally by the light of the moon. But this bright huge orb of light also shows up what we may need to harvest for our life too!
Confusingly it is also called ‘The Pisces Moon’, which symbolizes the subtle realms beyond our sensual knowledge. The Moon comes full in the sign opposite to where the Sun is. So, Virgo, the Virgin and Mother, is fulfilled in Pisces, the realm of the Collective Unconscious and the source of the Unity of Life. Just as we dissolve in the cosmic ocean and become one with all of creation, we are reborn there as well, into the intuitive and spiritual.
While the Sun is in Virgo, we are drawn to take stock of our lives, get rid of the things which we no longer need. The combination of organised Virgo, and its opposite shadow of intuitive rather chaotic Pisces gives us the opportunity of seeing what needs to be completed, perfected or organised as the year begins to wind down. Having spent the summer enjoying the sunshine its time to prepare for the chill of autumn, the harvest and the darkness. Virgo’s skill is to integrate our newest experiences into our character. What better than to spend a few days reflecting (with the added inspiration and influence of a Lunar Eclipse to bring attention to those lurking hidden ‘shadows’) This is the time to ask how we lived our values and our passions this year? What needs changing? How balanced and aligned with our goals are we? Can we ‘tidy up’ and let go of the things we have become attached to, to allow grace to bless us with something new?
Here in Kastelli, by the pool, in the shade of the ‘yoga’ space we are working to do just that. We seek out that which we need to heal. We call in the angels to deepen our connection and understanding of who we are and what our ‘blockages’ may be showing us. Deep ‘stuff’, hidden memories, past hurts, it all comes out once we tap in to our physical body on the understanding that this is where the wear and tear of life has left it’s toll. In the sunshine, with fabulous fresh food, companionship of like-minded souls, and the energy of this wonderful island deep healing takes place. Not least because of the presence of angels (particularly Raphael)
You don’t have to come to Crete to heal your body, mind and soul. But you do need to want to. Just like all the clutter and chaos in our daily life we grow accustomed to our bodies not working properly until it becomes a way of life. Are you reluctant to throw anything away? To re-organise your desk / office / kitchen / mind /wellbeing? Now’s a good time. Call in the angels, resolve to have a clear out … pay attention to this new energy. If you can tidy up your home or office and have a clear out, then you can start to heal your life. Simples, no problem … as they say here in Crete.