1. The First Spell Cycle: creating Home / Nest space.
♍️♋️Sun in Virgo, Moon in Cancer. 08/25/19 1705 hrs. through 08/27/19, 0455 hrs.
A beautiful and productive celestial moment for planning and organizing next year’s home / nest space environment: Spellwork done now for new home property acquisitions, home decor, financial support for the home, emotional and spiritual climate and the healthy boundaries of who will be in your home. Cast your spell with a scoop of earth in your cauldron, and bury the spell in your garden or earth space at Autumn Equinox. Germination will take place during Mother Earth’s restful period between AE and Winter Solstice.
Healing Witchcraft, Spellwork & Permaculture. @ White Mare Sanctuary 2019.⚜️🇨🇭🇺🇸
The most permaculturally magical window for spellwork alignment with Mother Earth lies within the period of soil depletion at Equinox, for here, the Earth rests at it’s lowest life vitality level, creating a perfect soil environment for beginning the growth of a new soil life cycle.
As the Sun transits from Summer Solstice towards Autumn Equinox, September 22nd, the robust soil vitality of Mother Earth in the northern hemisphere that peaked at the Solstice prepares for it’s waneful rest between the Equinox and Winter Solstice, then makes it’s way back to bursting vitality in Spring Equinox. Geologists and adept Gardeners refer to this as Soil Vitality and analyze it by observing the soil moisture index within the Solar cycles – meaning soil quality and health changes with sun and moisture. We’ll be covering the influence of Permaculture, the study of Earth and Soil Vitality, and it’s spiritual energy that influences our individual and personal spiritual growth and development, magical gardens and spell work, and manifestation during this particular Solar cycle.
Keeping in mind that we are all creatures formed of Earth, with geological components making up the bodies we inhabit, there is a strong energy bond between the Earth and our own bodies and internal energy fields and chakras as it correlates to the Sun and planets in our own personal natal chart with the planets of the moment.
As Earth Soil Vitality peaks at Summer Solstice, so do the spiritual healing energies that affect our body, mind and spirit. We lounge in lush green meadows, stroll leisurely upon the forest floor inhaling the sweet scent of wildflowers, as our psyches are nurtured within the soft warm peace of the majestic trees all around us, and a clear azure sky above us. We feel good. We are charged with new Earth energies that we can feel within our own body. We have more energy and the joy and desire for adventure and exploration. The Earth is growing a fertile harvest, and so are we, as spirits, collectively and individually. Endocrinology studies note that at Summer Solstice, there is an increase in the follicular stimulating hormone in female animal species, and leutinizing hormone and testosterone in male species that increases fertility and reproduction. Leutinizing hormone in male deer increases from August / Lughnasadh to September/ Autumn Equinox, reflecting the rut season. Human birthrates in northern hemispheres of Canada and Europe are highest in late winter and early spring, reflecting a high rate of conception during the period between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox.
In Permaculture soil studies, post- Autumn Equinox begins the wane from the Solstice peak of Soil Vitality, and the smallest amount of life vitality is released within the Earth’s soil. The soil’s life vitality change occurs within 24 hours of the Solstice/ Equinox.
During the time between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice, the Earth’s soil life vitality is at it’s lowest. The amount of depletion corresponds to the health of the soil, how much health and life force was at it’s baseline; a healthy soil holds a higher life vitality, and may be minimally effected by the energy wane. The most magical window lies within the period of soil depletion at Equinox, for here, the Earth rests at it’s lowest life vitality level, creating a perfect soil environment for beginning the growth of a new soil life cycle.
In correlation, human neurochemistry studies note the loss of sunlight increases our Melatonin – the sleep hormone. We relax, we rest more, as does the Earth’s soil vitality. It is during this rest period of Mother Earth and all her creatures that our own new spiritual cycle of growth and development is taking form, and a deep, magical germination and transformation occurs.
Here comes the optimum greening opportunity! During this last burst of Solar exposure and Earth life vitality lies the window to create the fruits of our own individual and collective spiritual, magical cycle!
Spellwork, Mantras and Spiritual intention done just prior to the quiet Permaculture window, between Mabon and Autumn Equinox, germinates during the Equinox/Solstice period, and begins it’s growth at Winter Solstice. Inside this magical window, plant your inner and collective spiritual garden with care and mindfulness to the natural cycles of Mother Earth and Father Sun.
Blessed be the garden of your Soul!💚🌎🌞🕊✨
Wright, M. The Perelandra Garden Workbook. 2012. Photo credit.
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