Now is the time when Persephone’s descent into the underworld makes itself known in a more definitive way.
I am always surprised that when this change occurs I am able to take a deep breath and relax. All of the frenetic energy of Summer has ebbed enough now that I have a bit of peace and silence. The second part of the year, the dark part of the year is truly an introvert’s Paradise.
Now is also the time on the wheel of the year that corresponds to the energy that we experience every month at the full moon. It is a time where we can see what has become of the seeds that we planted at the Spring Equinox. We have the full illumination of the Moon and now see clearly how we need to tweak and finesse our intentions. The 2nd harvest is coming in. What must we ultimately release to move forward unencumbered and onto the next step? We give thanks and give back to all those that have nurtured our goals up to this point, friends, family, clients, ourselves.
Remember, that this is a time of balance where the Light and the Dark are equal. This does not signal failure, lack of insight, lack of ability. It is merely a time to reassess. A place of neutrality. A place of non judgement.
For some of us, we are exactly where we want to be. For others of us, we may now see how we did not have enough information at the beginning of the year to see our goals through to the end. The evolution of our life is a process, an ongoing cycle, moving ever onward and upward spiraling eventually into Reunion.
So wherever you are on this continuum, know that in this moment you are exactly where you need to be. You know just enough to take the next step. And that is okay. And as Joseph Campbell said,
“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.”