What a funny kind of day. In the U.S., daylight savings time changes our clocks back an hour. And we have a Blood Moon in Taurus coming up. It is Scorpio season. Perhaps, transformations are in store. The decorations in the stores remind us that Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are fast approaching (and maybe with it, incidents of promise or disappointment, family connections or family drama). As much as I love the holidays, they make me a little tense.
And personally, for me, I have a surgical procedure coming up the day after the Eclipse. I’ve never been put under general anesthesia before so I don’t know quite what to expect.
The unknown. Changes in routine. So many reasons to feel a little off kilter.
So I did an oracle draw and I did a Tarot draw. The oracle draw I got was root chakra and a message to do some yoga.
The 3 card draw (what is the energy of the day, what message do I need to hear and what is coming forward) was 2 of pentacles (balancing demands), devil reversed (maybe overcoming some bad habits) and the King of cups (which I read as don’t be afraid to reach out for support when you need it because it will be there for you).
I was struck by the recurring messages of grounding and balance.
Then I thought about the full moon in Taurus. Isn’t Taurus also about finding balance through grounding energy – comfort foods, home, family, possessions? Hmmm.
Then I thought about today’s lunar energy: Aries. What could the warrior sign possibly teach me about balance and grounding, I wondered?
I thought about it. Then it came to me. The first thing a soldier probably learns is maybe not how to hold a gun, but to make a bed. There are sayings like “an army marches on its stomach,” “keep your powder dry.” You hear about the importance of dry socks. They do drills and more drills. It occurred to me that the biggest part of being a warrior isn’t fighting, it’s preparation and care, making sure basic needs are met so you are ready to face…well the unknown.
So that is my takeaway message for myself today. Keep my life in balance. Make my bed. Eat nutritious meals. Rest. Take a walk. Do some yoga. Practice healthy routines. And change the clocks LOL! Focus on balance and grounding so I am prepared as much as I can be for what comes during the Eclipse and the winter months to come.