October is my favorite month. There is a change in the air that marks a shift to more inward pursuits. The shadows get longer and everything seems to smell of damp earth.
This particular October, astrologically speaking, has been a potent one. Mercury went retrograde and we were blessed with a huge, full, blood moon. AND an eclipse of said moon!
As we turn more inward and we begin to wrap ourselves in wool and ignite our hearth fires (even if it is just replacing the filter and tuning up the furnace), it is an excellent time to pause and reignite our dreaming or visioning time. A time to reflect on and dream our lives.
Taking the time to slow down to the rhythm of the season and to feel the changes happening both internally and externally helps with our overall health and well-being. Connection to the earth and its cycles and our own cycles enables us to dream and envision all that we are, and want to be.
This is a beautiful time for manifestation and working with energy. There is so much available to us right now! In many traditions this is a time when the veils between worlds are thin. And, I like to think of this as a time when there is so much access to wisdom and far less impedance for realizing our desires and connection to nature, ourselves, our family and our ancestors.
In honor of this time, I created an Autumn Moon Anointing Oil, to share with you, to be used to help strengthen your connection to your wisdom and to yourself on all levels.
Anointing oils have been used traditionally as a devotional tool, to help with healing, to signify something or someone as sacred and to honor and bless.
May you be blessed, as you move into this new season!
Autumn Moon Anointing Oil
7 drops Fir Balsam essential oil
5 drops Myrrh essential oil
4 drops Spruce essential oil
2 drops Benzoin essential oil
2 drops Rose Otto essential oil
1 drop Vetiver essential oil
1 drop Lemon essential oil
1 oz of carrier oil such as jojoba, sweet almond, grape seed
~Drop all essential oils into a glass dropper bottle. Then add the carrier oil.
~Place the top on the bottle and shake 50 times
~As you shake the bottle breathe in and out of your heart
~Imagine a blessing for your self and quietly say it as you shake and synergize your anointing oil
~Let the oil rest overnight on your windowsill or outside to infuse it with moonlight
When your oil is ready to use, find a quiet place to rest or meditate. Settle in. Take out your oil and inhale the scent. Let it move through your body. Notice any quiet changes within. Then place a few drops on each wrist. As you rub the drops in, feel the blessings you infused the oil with. Feel how special and how sacred this time is.
Next, place a few drops into your palm. Dip a finger in and anoint your forehead and then your heart in a circular motion. Feel deeply as this connects you to your wisdom.
Let your eyes close and feel the scent and energy you are generating with your intention and visions surround you. Notice your body and your connection to your spirit. Feel the energy of the plants in the oil supporting you. Loving you.
Feel you, loving YOU.
Lark Fox is a Priestess, an herb wyfe, Seer, intuitive healer and ceremonialist.
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