Summer has waned and a new season is about to begin. Take a moment of gratitude for the expanding work wrought by summer: ice melt pulsing downstream to nourish the fields, fruit bursting on the vine, sunshine warming our backs; everything about the world calling us out, out, out!
Now here we are at Fall Equinox – a season of contraction, of gathering, of coming close-in.
The work of Autumn is healing our connection to spirit. You may interpret spirit as your own unique internal flame, the bright light of Truth, or whatever concept appeals to you.
As the days grow shorter and colder, we are invited to turn inward; to reconnect with our inner being after months of exposure to sun, water, wind, and busyness. It’s time to light candles and fires and to sit in contemplation of our experiences in order to gain new strength of insight.
The animal medicine for Fall is Bear, whose alchemical element is Fire – often associated with Spirit. The two gatekeepers for Autumn are Turtle medicine and Frog medicine, whose elements are Earth and Water, respectively. So there you have the three elements of Autumn: Fire, Earth, Water. (Know that I am borrowing from several traditions here; allowing the metaphors to weave together as the Wild Goose leads.)
In the 3 Elements 3-card spread, we will discover what work you need to do in each area signified by the elements.
Your Earth card will tell you how to ground yourself for the season. What truths are waiting to be accepted by your heart; how to nurture this slow-growing connection to Spirit.
Your Water card will tell you how to move – physically, emotionally, mentally, relationally (whatever fits) – through the season.
Your Fire card will tell you how to feed the spark within, and how to realize joy and fulfillment.
I’ve done a practice run of the 3 Elements spread for myself, so you can see how it reads! Click the link below to open a pdf of my 3-card spread.
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