A Catch-Up and a Collective Autumnal Equinox Reading
The Shift of the Season, the Mind, and the Body
It has been some time since I have caught up with all of you at once. My writing here each week has been more focused on the weekly reading that I offer through my paid subscription, and my work with meditation has been slow as the summer months always shift me more outside.
I have also been working a great deal on my creations at Black Haus Art where yesterday was the Autumnal Equinox shop release and everything sold out within a day. I am humbled by this and so grateful for everyone’s support. I couldn’t ask for a better community.
With all of these shifts happening, I thought this would be a great time to catch up with you all, share what I offer through my paid subscription, and rekindle the process of me connecting with you - all at once.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we have just entered Autumn. I am sure most have already noticed the shift in daylight, the long shadows, and maybe some of you have taken notice of the shifts within your body.
In Chinese Medicine, the Fall is associated with metal and the lungs. It is a time that honors organization and helps us to set limits, protect our boundaries, and move from the outward energies of the summer back towards the inward energies of Fall. The energy of the lungs is “to let go,” so this is a great time to release anything that we have been holding on to in order to make room for the new.
Each organ in Chinese medicine also attaches to an emotion. The lungs are the organ associated with grief and sadness, but they are also connected to communication and attachment which connects very strongly to the emotion of grief.
Like all our emotions, grief serves a purpose and is something that we all have or will navigate. The key is to face grief in a healthy way that works for you. Rather than avoiding this emotion, honor it however it shows up for you. As best as you can. Being gentle with yourself in the process.
Without overcomplicating things too deeply, it is also important for me to mention the partner to the lungs, the large intestine. In Chinese Medicine, every organ has a partner - one is yin and the other yang. The lung is the yin and the large intestine is the yang. These two work together to create balance within the body. The lungs take in the new like the crisp fall air we breathe in, and the large intestine is responsible for letting go of the waste - similar to how the leaves fall from the trees to the ground and begin to and decay.
This symbolism is greatly displayed through the ways our body adapts to the seasons and therefore things may come up emotionally and physically for you at this time that match these themes.
I share this with you to help you know you are not alone. This shift happens for all of us. This is the beauty of the cycles of the earth and the body that are reflected in all of us. There is so much beauty in what each season offers. An opportunity to face a new chapter of our lives.
With this inward shift, I am eager to bring you more content on my YouTube channel. I will be doing a few meditations that are more nutritionally focused and I will also share a few that help honor the season’s shift to help you go more inward during this time of the year.
Below you will find a Collective Autumnal Equinox Reading and a brief channeling. This is a longer version of the three-card reading I offer each week through my paid subscription. The cards are a great way for me to channel the elemental energies that I work with. I hope this resonates with each of you and hope the season shift is treating you well.
Collective Autumnal Equinox Reading
Reflection: Events that are currently influencing you the most - 9 of Discs | Gain
With the season shifting, you may be focusing on your relationship to success, reward, comfort, financial well-being, appreciation of beauty, and your physical body. With this being a time of going inward, these thoughts may be at the top of your thought flow. Make sure you are taking care of your body physically, and your future, materially. Reflecting on these things in the present moment.
Pause: Where you can harvest comfort? - Ace of Swords
This is a card of epiphanies and new ideas. You can find comfort in focusing on these areas of your life right now. Focusing on any new ideas and inspirations will help cut away any confusion or cloudy thinking. These shifts will help you expand your deep levels of perception at this time. Harvesting the best and most potent inspirations and letting the ones that aren’t blossoming fade and fall like the leaves from the trees.
Balance: How can you harvest balance and wellness? - 10 of Wands | Oppression
This is a card of letting go of too many responsibilities. A card of priorities. Accenting the last card, the Ace of Swords, it asks you to let go of the things that aren’t serving you. The things that overwhelm you. The people that are no longer nourishing for you. The old ways you have coped. The old belief systems. Let them fade so that balance can be reached.
Blessing: Something you can be thankful for, or a blessing in disguise - Lust
Just like the potent art on this card, the message is one of power and strength in your endeavors. Giving you the strength to be in control of the situations you are faced with during this season. It gives you the energy of strength, courage, fortitude, and abundance to move forward. These are the energies offered to all of us. Try not to look away when these things are offered as lust can often be perceived as something wrong. Just like with all things, seek balance in the lust you seek and the lust that is offered.
Community: Someone to connect with this autumn or relationships that are accented - The Fool
The Fool is the beginning of any journey, so I take the position of this card here as a sign to connect with new people and find a new community. With the energy of the autumn being a time to release, let go of the relationships that no longer serve you and let new ones flow in. This will make the relationships that stay in your life from the past even more potent and the new ones a great way to combine the old and the new. The Fool can also be a bit naive in his approach, so make sure you do not burn your bridges, but instead let things organically fade.
Sensitivity: How to tap into the energies of the season - Knight of Wands
A card of travel and moving forward on a clear and defined path with a sense of fast-paced energy. The energy of this card asks you to be confident and to explore new and fun things. Like riding a wave that comes in. Moving forward with confidence and not missing the opportunity of the path offered.
Transition: Where to see shifts and changes this season - 4 of Wands | Completion
A beautiful card, the art is significant for the season of autumn and the energy of the four - the number of completion and foundation. A great indication of where the shifts right now will lead you in the future and throughout the season. A card of success and prosperity. A time to finish projects and go inward. It asks you to complete your assignments and tie up loose ends for the future is full of new things.
Mastery: Something to focus on and master during this season - 2 of Swords | Peace
A very simple message is indicated with its card. Maintain inner peace. Find ways to find balance and harmony. Try not to over-analyze things and make them complicated. Keep things simple both physically and mentally.
Abundance: Areas you will succeed this season - 2 of Discs | Change
The art on this card shows two Taoist yin and yang symbols. Reflective of the yin and the yang of the lung and large intestine that we spoke of earlier. Balancing these two. Letting go. Taking in. These will help you find success. The literal symbolism of the body and the mind, concludes this reading. Offering you the balance of the season through the mind, the emotions, and the physical body
The shifts of the seasons are mirrored in our bodies, but this connection may be lost.
Instead of a warm welcome, we may give ourselves a cold cheek. Looking away from what we have always known.
Our bodies and intuition tell us many great things.
The answers are always there in the most subtle way.
It is up to us to face them and listen.
Until next time,