Ohhhhh, I love this morning. It feels as if last night’s spectacular sunset ushered in the change. After a week of mid-to-high 80s, warm water for swimming, afternoons so hot we had to do our outdoor things in the mornings and evenings, the change has come. It dropped cool, into the high 40s overnight here in the Catskill Mountains of southern New York state.
I love living here...
August 1st was the exact mid-point
We’re a week past that point at this writing. It’s August 6th, and everything is suddenly changing.
It's time to shift
Last night, just before that wild sunset, I was walking the dogs around the pond, and I found a maple leaf on the ground, all orange and bright.
It’s a time of change. If you read Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone (every time I mention her, I use the term “eerily accurate”) then you know that change is in the stars as well, with a lunar eclipse tomorrow, August 7th in my sign, Aquarius, and a solar eclipse two weeks later (as always) on the 21st, in the opposite sign of Leo.
It's a time for change
The changes are based on what the year has taught me, from the silence and introspection of winter, to the thrilling unfurling and planting of spring, to the fun and celebration of growth and joy over the summer. Now we stand at the threshold of fall, the season I most closely associate with change. With transformation.
Like the plants
Likewise, our past seasons determine the sort of fruits we harvest now. What were the lessons in all that has passed? How am I different from the person I was last fall? How do I want to be? How can I take all the experiences of the previous seasons and transmute them into the new me who is ripening for the harvest?
Time for review
I’ll be journaling about this from a state of deep gratitude, and seeing if I can come to a deeper, clearer understanding of the change I am about to manifest as I evolve with the seasons.
Did I mention, I love autumn?
Thank goodness I live here. Thank goodness I get to experience this vivid, living art exhibit, painted by nature just for me, every single year I live on planet earth.
I am, quite simply, grateful.