The online version of our seasonal Tree of Life Cycles newsletter for Falling Leaves 2021.
Falling Leaves | Ingathering | Harvest Festival | Autumn Equinox
(Click here to read about the names we chose for the annual cycle of traditional festivals throughout the year, and why we chose them).
Welcome to our newsletter for Falling Leaves!
Falling Leaves | Ingathering | Harvest Festival | Autumn Equinox
Keywords: RETREAT: QUIET: GATHERING IN: CONSERVATION
What stunning colours Mother Nature dresses the landscape with during this magical season! Here in the Northern Hemisphere trees are dripping with gold dust and scarlet finery. Our sitting-room window is decorated with the sumptuous red leaves of Virginia Creeper and when we exit the front door the leaves are twining round the fence and creeping over the gate. Magic!
New Shoots, in early February, was a time for renewal, when the bulbs begin to peek out of the cold earth. But Falling Leaves is when we prepare the earth and plant, holding the vision for snowdrops, crocus and daffodils that will brighten our days early next year. Without present preparation there can be no unfolding of delight further round the calendar.
This is the Angels Script character for Jod – Preparation (pronounced ‘Yod’). When I was reading that channelled message again, because Falling Leaves was approaching, this message seemed totally suitable for this time of year. The Sun is still in the sign of Virgo, sign of conservation and harvesting. At Falling Leaves (the Autumn Equinox) the Sun will cross into the next sign of Libra. Here is the Angel Wisdom that accompanies Jod – Preparation:
This is a time for planning and organising. During this time you must consider very carefully what your next move will be. Choose wisely before going ahead with new plans. Re-evaluate the patterns in your life and reduce any clutter that gets in the way of your progress. Sometimes this can be difficult because old patterns are comfortable.
(Find out more about The Angels Script here)
In the Shefa Method characters, the same letter of the alphabet, Jod, represents Loving Relationships:
The triangular shape, with three orbs of light joined by three lines, represents our relationship with another person – that makes two – and with the Divine – that makes three.
Focus on this image whenever you want to heal a difficult relationship, or when you want to open yourself to more love from the Divine, being aware that it is invariably channelled through another person – who might or might not be a human being!
(Find out more about The Shefa Method here)
The Falling Leaves season lasts approximately six and a half weeks, beginning with 0° of the sign of Libra, and closing at 15° Scorpio, when Deep Roots season takes over. Raphael and Hanael are the two complementary yin-yang Archangels who are the Guardians for the planets Venus and Mars who rule these two signs.
Click here to find out more about Raphael and Hanael, as well as the other Archangels of the Tree of Life.
Things to consider
Whatever you have been planting earlier in the year, whether it is a garden of fruit and vegetables, or another kind of creative‘garden’ (either on an inner or outer level) this is a time for gathering in your harvest, choosing the best fruits for preservation. You will feel an inner calm descending when you let go of the desire to hold on to plans or material things that no longer serve you. Mother Nature has distributed her bounty and now you need to acknowledge the gifts you have been given.
With the change of season comes a natural tendency for quiet evenings, reading or learning, mending and restoring, preparing for longer nights. Find simple activities that will bring pleasure as you retreat, but also look forward to the midwinter festivities in a few weeks time. If you have gifts to make or buy, or cards to choose, or to make, then now is the time to make a list and a budget.
The leaves that drift at the edges of pavements and paths are glorious colours – red and gold – reminding us that even when the energy of growth has fallen back, we can still experience immense beauty in Creation. We can take delight, even in the wind and rain, and take pleasure in finding warm clothes and wellington boots for wrapping up and splashing in puddles.
Use a red candle and red, gold and brown autumn leaves you have collected from nearby to create a decoration for your sacred space, whether this a special table or just a window ledge in your bedroom. Set up a date with yourself to review the year so far and to look ahead for the next twelve weeks until the Winter Solstice at Yule. Allow yourself a couple of hours of quiet time when you can shut the door on the usual business in your household.
Choose some peaceful music. Bring along a diary and your Journal. Spend the time reviewing your life during the last six months – since the Sticky Buds (the Spring Equinox). Check how your plans and goals have been unfolding. Decide whether you need to give more time for these to develop, or whether any ideas could be abandoned in favour of plans which might be simpler and faster to implement.
Use your diary to plot out activities you see as necessary during the quiet months. Identify what you feel is true to your real purpose in life and still commands your attention and energy.
I’m SO excited to announce the first SoulSchool interactive online class, starting Tuesday 19th October 19th…
Your Empire of the Archangels
Ten-week course of live Zoom classes, beginning 19 October. Early Bird before 5 October. Limited places
In ancient times, an empire controlled many ‘client’ kingdoms. Each monarch would have some autonomous power, but was ultimately signed up to support the Emperor or Empress with their tithes and, when necessary, their armies.
In the same way, the Archangels who dwell in your personal inner ‘empire’ are commited to supporing you, providing gifts, talents and other energetic qualities that will help you maintain your empire. When you convene the Archangels as a council, you will discover what a powerful process this can be. Not only will your sense of personal confidence blossom, but your material situation will flourish as well.
This live Zoom course is experiential and doesn’t involve much reading.
Watch my short video to find out more…
- Starts 19 October
- Early Bird ends 5 October
- Can pay monthly
- Limited places
- Book early as this will be popular.
Signs & Wonders Moon Phases videos
I know I haven’t been doing many Signs & Wonders videos lately. This is because I have been so busy organising other things – not least my new Zoom classes mentioned above! But now I can spare a little more time and will be recording again, but on a particular theme.
Because the Moon – Archangel Auriel – is such an important Archangel for our feelings of wellbeing in this world, I am now going to be offering New Moon, Full Moon and Eclipse videos, where I’ll be sharing astrological insights, accompanied by wisdom from The Angels Script channelled messages, as well as healing offerings from the Shefa characters and Archangels.
Look out for the next one very soon!
As we mentioned in earlier emails, we decided to keep these newsletters shorter, so we focus on more video content for you. That means we are no longer including recommendations. But, whenever a book, movie or useful web information comes our way we will be sending you suggestions that we think will appeal to you.
We’re off to collect blackberries now – at First Fruits they were very scanty, but now the hedgerow outside the house is laden with them (although the birds get first pickings!)
Make sure you stay in tune with Mother Nature’s cycles by celebrating the passing seasons and giving thanks…