Autumn is traditionally a time of harvesting the fruits of one’s summer labours and it is time to start preparing for the winter season so one can enter a state of hibernation.
March also sees the Vernal Equinox, when there is an equal amount of light and dark, before the lengthening of nights.
The weather cools although often there is that last burst of warmth as if to remember the summer season. Mornings are cooler and there is a general sense of slowing down, even when the time reverts back from daylight savings to Eastern Standard Time.
The full moons in this period often look spectacular, large and luminescent. Take time to look at them and try to find an opportunity to see them reflected in water.
From the new moon onward to the full moon is time to start setting your new goals.
These time frame for these goals can be:
- The period up to the next Full Moon
- The season approaching
- The period between Summer & Winter Equinoxes or Spring & Autumn
- The full year
As the moon waxes and wanes, you will be able to observe the renewal as with the seasons of the year.
Meditating on the seasons and nature helps us to realise and find faith in the inner knowledge that whatever happens is a natural progression. Take a moment to look at the decomposition of plants in their winter season and then see new life unfurl in the spring, coming to fruition in summer and withering away again in autumn in an eternal cycle and know that man cannot change the process.
“Winter has its own secret joy, for it hold spring in its heart”
“Never cling to that which must pass, but always look forward:
Be interested in the trend of events and follow with hope and courage wherever the stream of life leads.”
So too look at the seasons of our lives. Steiner and many others from esoteric backgrounds look at the 7 year cycles.
The First cycle is the period of the Moon.
Ages 1 -7
The Moon draws together the Etheric body as the physical body is developing rapidly. The child not only draws together and absorbs nutrients to grow the body; he/she is absorbing information from parents and school. The parents provide a nurturing environment which nourishes the soul of the child. Unfortunately, if this is not so, then it is considered as Karma, – where the child has chosen to go through this suffering in order to transcend later.
This cycle of development can also be related to the Chakras and for this age group; it is related to the base Chakra which is located at the base of the spine. This is about life energy and trust. It is our relationship to the Earth, to our family or tribe and material possessions. Its positive attributes are stability and the power to achieve.
- The colour is red.
- The Element is Earth
- The basic principle is the physical will to “be”.
- The sensory function is smell.
- The astrological connections are :- Aries /Mars, Taurus & Scorpio/Pluto, Capricorn/Saturn
- The gemstones are: – bloodstone, garnet, red coral & ruby.
- The parts of the body are: – everything solid like bones, spine, teeth and the blood, cell multiplication and intestines, anus and prostate.
- Glands affected are the suprarenal glands and the Hormones are Adrenalin & noradrenalin.
- The music is strongly rhythmic (tribal)
- The aspects of nature associated with this chakra are the beginning and ending of each day (dawn and sunset), the fresh soil.
- The Aroma is Cedar and Clove.
Within this first life cycle each of the seven years follows the Chakras.
Age 2 – 2nd Chakra
Age 3 – 3rd Chakra
Unfolding the personality
Age 4 – 4th Chakra
Age 5 -5th Chakra
Age 6 – 6th Chakra
Projection of the will
Age 7 7th Chakra