Welcome to the Shift of seasons, a turn of energies, as one season blows away, a new one emerges. Some are shifting from Winter to Spring, others are shifting from Summer to Fall reminding us of the “Yin/Yang” nature of our world. In everything, there is a polar opposite. Some are cold, others are hot, but together we are complete. The Equinox is Grand Mother Earth’s way of shifting us from one stage of our lives to the next. It is her way of keeping balance. As some are harvesting the crops, others are planting new seeds. In this intricate and beautiful balance she is always reminding us of the balance she holds, and how time is never in our hands but is in her hands beyond time and space. In this intricate balance, we must trust that as life ends; life also begins. So at this doorway, we are ending and beginning. We are starting a new, starting fresh, and ending with grace. The Equinox is our time to go into these shifts and shift what needs to be completed and start what needs to be started. Welcome to the Shift of seasons, a turn of energies, as one season blows away, a new one emerges. Some are shifting from Winter to Spring, others are shifting from Summer to Fall reminding us of the “Yin/Yang” nature of our world. In everything, there is a polar opposite. Some are cold, others are hot, but together we are complete. The Equinox is Grand Mother Earth’s way of shifting us from one stage of our lives to the next. It is her way of keeping balance. As some are harvesting the crops, others are planting new seeds. In this intricate and beautiful balance she is always reminding us of the balance she holds, and how time is never in our hands but is in her hands beyond time and space. In this intricate balance, we must trust that as life ends; life also begins. So at this doorway, we are ending and beginning. We are starting a new, starting fresh, and ending with grace. The Equinox is our time to go into these shifts and shift what needs to be completed and start what needs to be started.
The invitation is to prepare, go within, and honestly and objectively look at what is ending and what is beginning?
What needs harvesting?
What needs planting?
Have you been reaping and now it’s time to sow?
Have you been sowing and now it’s time to reap?
We are also at this critical time of preparation, ending a decade, coming into the last months of this powerful year of 2019. Preparing for a whole new decade of great shifts on our planet. The 2020’s are critical years of deciding our fates as a collective, entering into the next big stages of technology, and deciding who we are and where we are going. How are we going to balance humanity with technology, and how are we going to care for our home Mother Earth? Will we stand with her and protect her, or continue to rape and pillage? Will we think of the next seven generations or not?
2020 is our doorway into what and who we are, and why we REALLY came to this planet. The invitation for this time is to do your preparations, follow your intuition, trust the road ahead, and gather with like mind and like heart. If you are nudged to move—move. If you are nudged to leave a job, relationship, or even a country, listen and follow. You will be glad you did later.
This is a time of great preparation, coming together, completion, and new beginnings. Many of you are coming to a time when that which you have been working on for the past decade is coming together. Others of you are coming to a time when the past is completing and you are in the final stages of endings. This is indeed a time of endings and beginnings, and a sacred time to go deeper within your soul journey and check into where you are and where you are going. Equinox gives us an opportunity to go in silence and retreat to allow the shifts within and without to come to be.
Since ancient times cultures all over the world held Equinox ceremonies and gathered to connect with Great Spirit, to pray, to celebrate, and remember who they are and where they come from. Equinox gifts us an opening into the Spiritual world where the veils are thinner and we have the opportunity to connect to our spiritual and material walk. It is a time to gather “new medicine,” and give gratitude to our life, our breath, and the path ahead.
This is a sacred and important time of gathering power, making shifts, and tuning in.
We as a collective on September 18th experienced the planet, “Saturn,” the planet that influences time, control, discipline, challenges, and life shift from “retrograde” to now moving forward. Saturn is sometimes called, “Grandmother Crone,” or “Father time.” She is a He, and He is a She. Reminding us of the wholeness of Masculine and Feminine. The rings represent all the challenges we must endure to get to the core of who we are. Saturn is everywhere hidden in the occult, symbolism, corporations, and at this time we are heavily influenced by the energies of Saturn. The symbology of Saturn runs deep and we can spend years upon years uncovering all the deep mysteries of this powerful influence.
In this time where He/She is shifting directions many things that “appeared to be going backwards,” are now beginning to move forward. For some this represents a time of obstacles clearing, specifically energies that begin around 7-10 years ago are now coming full circle. If you feel ready and complete with the life lessons Saturn gifted, you will feel a lightness, an ease, a shift. For others if you have been “ignoring” or “denying” these life lessons, they may become clearer to show you what you need to address immediately. The biggest asking is how do you respond and/or react to challenges in your life? Do you take them head on? Or, do you push them aside, ignore them, hope they go away? Now is the time to meet your challenges head on and go in and through the fears to the other side of love. Saturn is the stern parent who says, “stand firm in who you are, and why you came here.” Challenge is here to grow you, not defeat you.
Saturn is pushing us to marry discipline with trust. To take our visions and apply them to Earth. For no matter how great a vision, idea, or calling is, until it is brought to Earth it does not matter. Faith is action, and action is faith. Challenge is why we came here, and the only way in and through challenge is through discipline, order, and listening and following to the intuition or instinct within. In this time of shifting winds, the invitation is to strengthen your daily habits, establish good roots with healthy relationships, and dare to go further through daily routine and discipline. New projects are always “hard,” this is because they are new. Once we practice and become good at them, they are not “hard” anymore. There is nothing more satisfying than turning lead into gold. Saturn is the influence that will help us alchemize the lead of our life and turn it into the gold we all seek. This gold is not outside, but rather inside, and once we achieve it within, it manifests into the physical world. This gold cannot be bought or sold, it must be earned, and the way it is earned is in the daily commitment to grow and water the seeds within. To ignite the passions, the infernos, and no matter the obstacle or challenge to continuously rise above.
On this journey of holding a torch, I have learned it is the balance of receiving and doing that leads to the gold within. Whether it is peace, prosperity, a dream, a goal, or aspiration. It is in both the receiving and doing where it all comes together.
In the Spiritual communities there tends to be an attitude of non-action, apathy, and pushing aside responsibility. Many with great vision fail to achieve this great vision, because of lack of discipline, lack of daily habits, lack of effort. This is unfortunate, because so many who do have great gifts, great intuition, great love are not seen and heard because the action is not developed. This message comes to remind us that it is time for those with a Spiritual calling to put forward the work, effort, and commitment to their callings.
The world now more than ever needs the voices of light to be heard, seen, and listened to. No matter how scared or timid you are, no matter how your voice shakes, despite the criticism and hate you may experience, continue to speak, continue to love, continue to bring your love and compassion into the world. Take those visions and make them reality. Speak up and speak loud for all that you hold dearly. Now is the time. The world is waiting for your greatness to shine and shine brighter than before.
Together we rise, and may you all have a blessed and beautiful Equinox.
Until we meet again,
Love and Blessings,
Song Bird Grand Mother