The Sun entered the mutable FIRE sign of Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius on November 21st and the time of the longest nights is upon us. We’re all pretty much used to being inside these days and this magical month is indeed a time of deeper dreaming. More sleep? More dreaming. With Neptune stationing direct on November 28, a few days before the Lunar eclipse Full Moon on the 30th, your dreams take center-stage in your reality. The time for worrying and fretting is behind us as we focus only and entirely on what we wish to see evolve and develop in our collective and individual reality. Neptune has been moving retrograde since June 23rd and now all that you have been dreaming of manifesting and experiencing is coming into being. Pay attention to the information coming to you in your dream state and in meditation. Napping more is to be expected. Give yourself this necessary downtime to just be. This cocooned state is a must-have part of our own process. Surrender to less outer engagement giving yourself the luxury of more inner engagement. In the depths of your own chrysalis is the magic potion of your own peace, born anew each time you visit the inner realms of your being.
I prepared the rose bushes in the yard where I live now by cutting back this year’s growth to a rose crew-cut. I trimmed out the old branches and pulled out all the weeds and grasses growing in between the stems. I couldn’t help but think how much this process feels like Mercury and Venus transiting Scorpio – clearing out old dead debris to make way for the new coming in the Spring. Think of your emotional realm as a rose bush and be courageous! Cut away all parts that impedes new growth. Old beliefs. Old thought forms. Relationships that have outgrown your needs, work that no longer serves.
My housemate then covered the pared-back rose bushes with a full padding of dried leaves fallen from trees in the yard (it’s a group effort!) creating a blanket of warmth and protection for the coming winter months. Just in time! as it snowed last night and the rose bushes are cozy in their winter garb. And so too it is time for you to rest. You might be feeling an exhaustion so deep you’re not sure how you could make it to the grocery store (get your food delivered!). Listen to your exhaustion. New energies are flooding the planet right now and your entire system is adjusting to these energies. Many physical symptoms can accompany this energy influx. Resting and sleeping is a must. Think of infants and how much they need to sleep. You too are an infant in this new vibrational energy. Sleep is imperative.
And then, in the Spring, roses will blossom on the new growth bursting forth from the branches you courageously pruned back. And so too will your own blossoming occur. Allow this rest time so that your Spring blossoms will be strong and luscious. The cycle of our own evolution continues. You are a vital part of the intricate unfolding of the world you wish to inhabit. Cultivate JOY and Joy will be your experience. Be alert as to where you focus your attention for what you focus on will come to be.
Count your blessings not your failings. Look for beauty, magic, wonder and that will be your experience.