What Have You Left Behind?
Waning Moon in Astrological Leo
Today is the last post of this series, 30 Days of Samhain and with this ending comes the call to retrace our steps and see what we have left behind from when we started this countdown. Today the fires of Leo course through the waters of our heart and emotions in the astrological sign of Leo. This seems fitting given the tensions we have faced these past several months nationally. Use this pulsing of energetic fire to move you forward towards the light of Yule(Litha)/Solstice and the opportunity to build something of more strength and durability.
Throughout these days we have stood in the power of the Dark Goddess, called to the Crone of the Crossroads, Hecate and sought the comfort and wisdom of our beloved ancestors. Now, on this blessed day of astrological Samhain’s potency the wisdom of the cosmos awaits our calling. We, the seeds of cosmic light and our Ancestors, those who stand in the darkened light beyond the veils, weave our magic collaboratively and the wisdom we have retrieved in this awakening will seed the new paths we trod as we move towards the Solstice light.
Take time today to sit quietly and simply reflect on your journey. All that has brought you to this moment. Not just in these past 30 days, but in the course of a year, a lifetime. Think on your beloved ancestors and what part of them has inspired and contributed to who you are. Think on what lessons have been learned and what you have shared in reciprocity. Allow yourself to be open in receiving the visions and power of what will come to be if these gifts are used to their fullest.
And, think on what lay discarded on the paths behind you. What has served as compost for new growth and what has gratefully been given for transformation. This is the over-arching work of Samhain. Claiming what is yours, remembering what you laid down in offering and finding your way as you embark on a new journey. Be mindful that what you have left behind has not always been abandoned from a place of over burden, fear and sorrow. We must also allow ourselves to leave as the compost those pieces and spaces of ourselves that we have outgrown and are no longer in alignment with who we have become.
For those of you who follows Hecate’s Path:
These posts were in the first year’s offering of 30-Days. I pulled them this year, since they had been aligned with the lunar timings of New, Full and Waxing moons. This year’s schedule did not align. However, you may use them at any time:
Hecate’s Call: The Maiden
The Longing of the Maiden
Hecate’s Call: The Mother
The Sorrow of the Mother
Hecate’s Call: The Crone
The Silence of the Crone
I hope you have enjoyed these 30 Days and found some things of value for your practice. Aways be mindful that these Sabbats are not isolated events. Each flows one into the other and each becomes a stepping stone of revol(ve)utionary change if we hold their lessons near and dear to our hearts all throughout the year. As the veils close, may the blessings of this season and your ancestors be with you always.
Many blessings on your path…. Robin
Hope you will join me in the countdown to the Winter Solstice beginning in December:
19 Days of Illuminated Darkness