October 27, 2015
The full moon of October arrives late in the month on the 27th. It is known as the Hunters Moon. Time for us to become the hunters, huntresses in our lives. I am actually feeling pretty excited about this full moon, it will be in the self-assured sign of Taurus, while the sun is in brave, ambitious Scorpio. Think long term success.
This moon will coax us to shed the layers of our old selves. The outdated prepares to fly the coop, time to take advantage and use this energy to release old patterns. Clear out everything – have a spring clean or autumn clean. Clear anything that feels old and fearful, what you do now will carry you forward.
In order to release these old patterns, we need to be aware of them. To be aware of them can oftentimes be scary, and I would like to dispel that fear if I can. Think of it as a tree losing its leaves in fall, or a snake shedding its skin (which it does about 2 - 4 times a year) – nothing scary about either of those. A tree loses its leaves in the fall so that it does not have to provide nourishment for them through the winter, and so that growth can appear in spring. In spring the tree is busy reaching higher (growing), buds appear and soon the tree is full of leaves. For the tree it is about survival and growth. The snake sheds its skin because it too grows and outgrows his skin. If he never shed his skin he would not grow.
For some reason, as humans, we choose to keep preforming old patterns, we like the familiarity of doing the same, it gives us comfort. Even when it brings us, over and over, experiences we do not wish to have. WE ask for more, but keep providing the same offering and expect a different result. That is what we are going to clear out with this full moon. Why are we going to let it fly the coop? Because we want more, and we are being given a period of time to work on long term success!
Of course I am going to call in the Angels, and my guides – the Hunter’s moon is said to help the veil between the worlds thin, so pay attention to all messages and visions you receive on the 26, 27 and 28th.
Get comfortable, relax your body, and mind with deep breaths, counting down from 10 until you are totally relaxed. If you are not relaxed when you get to zero, start at 10 and count down again.
When you are relaxed ask your angels and guides to show you the energy around you that is darker – representing the old that needs to be swept away. Breathe in and see that dark entering you – don’t worry, you are well protected and will be breathing out light, you are going to transform it. Before you take an in breath ask “what does this represent?” then take a deep, slow breath and see the smoke entering you, pay attention to whatever you hear, feel or see. As you breathe out, see the breath leaving you as pure white, think the fluffiest cloud against a blue sky, and know that you have released the old and have made way for the new to enter. Continue taking breaths in and releasing, slowly, until all the dark smoke is gone. Now focus on drawing in big beautiful breathes through your crown chakra, breathing in the universal white light of love, and feel it go deep within your body, and flow out the souls of your feet into the earth, purifying and cleansing you so that you are ready for the new. Once you have taken 3 deep cleansing breaths, ask your angels and guides if they have a message for you, connect with them and thank them for all the guidance and love they provide you. Then slowly count your way out of your meditation from 1 to 10.
As you move forward after this, if you feel stuck or unbalanced, be the hunter and track the smoke. Once you find the source, work on allowing it to be released from your life, and don’t forget to ask your angels and guides for help.
JANUARY - WOLF or OLD MOON