Earthy essences bloom with tonight’s Tauresean full moon.
Final super moon of the year, this lovely lunar stage emphasizes serenity and stability.
With cooler weather blowing in, the harvest is at last upon us. Spending this past year pulling weeds and planting seeds, it’s time for labors to finally fruit.
At the heart of inspiration is determination: being stubborn about your goals, but flexible about your methods. When you discover what you want, channel the bull to persistently push through without breaching the point of blinded cut and dry.
Live what you love, work hard and stay grounded. Things nearest and dearest to heart can be the greatest guide for paths ahead.
A slight adaptation from our beloved YSL, but tis the season for fall’s beautiful kick-off at last upon us!
Ghoulish gleam, a dark-filled dream…there’s something magical about the annual reverie of kissing summer sun goodbye for far witchier weather, macabre mystique and horror movies for days—which are good for our health, in case you hadn’t heard.
Once again breaking out the boots, velvets, crockpots and all things pumpkin spice, it’s hard to resist melting into this truly stunning season. With every element screaming calm, cool and cozy, it’s the perfect catalyst for core-fueling experiences this year still has to offer.
But what’s seasonable for some is a lifestyle aesthetic for others. Who says there’s anything wrong with year-round donning of leather, eating hot cereal and drinking from skull-shaped vessels? Not to mention wearing black—our ultimate sartorial staple.
Standard or not, we can love it just the same.
And once the spooky swan song per calendar concludes, the best news is October lives on forever.
(Images via spiced-pumpkinn.tumblr.com)
Keeping up with the daily hustles and bustles, it’s easy to get wrapped up in menial-going-on-mountain facets of life.
With fall at last upon us, I was reading Mystic Mama’s monthly manifesto the other day when a such simple point struck:
“Too much doing, not enough being”
MM always has fantastic food for soulful thought, but this speaks to receptivity roadblocks that so often pop up amidst the endless humdrum-heavy hassles.
October’s theme is ~ b a l a n c e ~
A constant clash of two states, “doing” is getting caught up in process verses “being” as a means of progress through personal expansion. Cooperating with obligation while simultaneously tending to soulful needs, however, can be the ultimate anchoring force.
A vicious cycle some might say—denial of cosmic cues there for potential support leads to further frustration and subconscious shut-down in return.
So take a minute to stop, breathe and assess:
What are you doing?
What should you be doing?
What should you not be doing?
It’s critical to know when to “do,” yet escape into the “be” as needed.
Echoing the theme is Temperance. With each foot anchored in a different element, it embodies the eloquent mixing of diverging worlds. Tranquility meets receptivity, as we can all strive to thrive in equilibrium.
It can be hard stepping back to view things from an objective lens, but over-sacrificing what fuels your core can spiral into a far greater recipe for disaster.
Invest in the things that spark your heart, and happy officially October to all!
Alex J. A.
Many of the featured images were found on Tumblr and otherwise inspirational sources; I do not claim ownership.