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3 Ways To Manifest Using The Energy Of Shadow Season

Last week’s New Moon Ritual marks the first of many.  I’m so excited to give our community a glimpse into the magical path I’ve been devoted to for years. 

We’re already planning the next New Moon ritual – watch for details!  

Leveraging the energies present in any given season is a practice that is deeply ingrained in magical paths around the globe. 

In my tradition, we observe the Wheel of the Year, which is based on the Celtic agrarian calendar, updated for modern times.  We use the Wheel to align with the natural cycles of life. 

Seasonal changes were very important to the Celts, who looked to nature to know when to plow the fields, sow their seeds, harvest the crops, and rest.  

The Wheel that I (and many others) follow today is divided into 4 fire festivals, spaced evenly throughout the year.   

Each fire festival celebrates the transition of the sun through the 4 seasons— winter, spring, summer and fall. The Wheel also include 4 ‘quarter’ festivals to celebrate the midpoints of each season— The spring and fall equinoxes and the summer and winter solstice. 

To keep things really simple, I find it easier to look at The Wheel as 2 halves: light season and shadow season.   

The light season, includes Ostara or Spring Equinox (March 20 – 23) through to Lammas (August 1) and the shadow season from the Autumn Equinox or Mabon (September 20 – 22)  through to Imbolc (February 2).   

Note that shadow season is not to be confused with shadow work, or the practice of consciously integrating the darker and more triggering aspects of ourselves so that we can become whole.  

That said… shadow season happens to be a great time to do this sort of thing. (More on that in a minute. 😉 ) 

For magic makers (magicians, priestesses, witches, etc.), The Wheel of the Year connects to the natural rhythm of life— birth, death and then rebirth.  Light season, shadow season and then light once more.  When working with the seasons, we experience our own cycles and we are reminded that there is indeed a time for everything.  

In the light we are meant to seed, birth and blossom, and in the shadows we reap, reflect and rest. 

Working with the seasons and the natural rhythm of the Universe as you manifest is very powerful.  Since there is a cycle to everything in our Universe, when we work in alignment with nature, we set ourselves up for the path of least resistance.  We allow things to unfold with far more ease. 

So do you NEED to follow the Wheel of the Year for successful manifesting?  

Not at all! 

Sometimes the cycle that serves you best is within you.   And sometimes, you simply have to do what needs to be done. 

Personally, I’m just not going to hang out and wait to sign a contract simply because Mercury is in retrograde.  (I know plenty of people who do.) 

And….at the same time I do follow the natural rhythms and work with the cycles very closely.  Not because it’s tradition or to honor Goddess, but because it puts me on a path of accelerated manifesting success. 

My personal stance is to work magic and manifest with the cycles from a place of personal responsibility and personal power.  Not by giving over choice or decisions to “the powers that be.” 

All our Desires truly exist in the now.  We have the opportunity to allow them more quickly by working with the energies present in each season, when we can, without abdicating responsibility.  

We are at choice, always.  

Over time, we’ll share more ‘how to’ on manifesting with the energy of the seasons and other natural cycles.  

Right now, as we approach the final harvest and enter the darker time, I want to share 3 ways to manifest using the energy of shadow season.  

Shadow Season Practice #1: Celebrate Your Harvest & Release What No Longer Serves 

The shadow season begins after the 2nd of the three harvest festivals, Lammas, Mabon and Samhain, happening in just a few days on October 31st.   

It’s the ideal time to give thanks for all that you’ve manifested by amping up your gratitude practice and to release what’s no longer serving you.   

Celebration and gratitude isn’t simply “a nice thing to do”. The energy of gratitude is highly magnetic.  It instantly raises your frequency and energizes abundance to call in more.  

If you’re already celebrating a bountiful harvest, amp up your practices and watch even more blessings appear.  

 Key manifesting practices include:  

Shadow Season Practice #2: Go Within  

The shadow season is also a great time to really explore the parts of ourselves that need to be brought to the light to release.   (Indeed, this is one of the ways you can observe Samhain, a day traditionally devoted to the shadow.)  

Going within is an opportunity to get in reality about the habits and patterns that typically take us out.. 

Often (okay…always) these shadow aspects represent exactly what we need to let go of and integrate in order to call in what we Desire.  That which we cannot be with owns us… and keeps us from fully stepping into our true sovereignty to create as we choose.   

When we go within during the shadow season, we set ourselves up to show up in the light season more fully.  

Key manifesting practices include:  

  • Connect with your shadow self in meditation, visualization or with oracle readings. Conjure up the version of yourself that represents the darkest, most unlovable qualities you notice without yourself and really speak to her from a place of compassion.Ask your Shadow… 
  1. How does she serve you? 
  2. What does she want to express? 
  3. What actions can you take to allow her to feel welcome? 
  • Performing self-love rituals. Because digging deep is exhausting…not going to lie. You’ll want to offset this kind of work with lots of self-compassion, self-love and self-care.  Here are 3 super easy rituals to do so: 
  1.  Anoint your heart chakra with rose essential oil morning and night 
  2. Consciously create the resonance of love for 2 – 5 minutes several times throughout the day or immediately following any triggering experience.  
  3. Write yourself a short love note at the end of each day. 

 

Shadow Season Practice #3: Take Stock, Complete and Clear 

As you celebrate what have you called in up to this point, the shadow season also becomes a great time to consider any unfinished business and to discern what needs to be completed vs. what must be cleared so that we can start anew for the next cycle.  

This may mean kicking things into high gear to reap your final harvest. Or, it might be time to clear the decks and look at what you really want moving forward.  

This can be a really tricky one for ambitious peeps, I know.  

It’s not the green light to start push, push, pushing and working against the natural rhythms that invite us to slow down. 

You have to be really honest with yourself here. You have to connect with Essence and ask— “Is it really time to push… or is time to clear my plate?”  

And if the answer is “keep going”, you’ll want to really focus on aligned action, not  busy work, to make sure you’re manifesting from a place of Truth. 

Key manifesting practices include:  

  • Reviewing your Desires and any goals set in the spring.  
  • Working with Divination tools. Tapping into higher wisdom with oracle cards, tarot, pendulums, or automatic writing can offer clarity around next steps. 
  • Taking massive, aligned action to manifest a big Desire. To really understand what “aligned action” really means, download or review The Core Manifesting Process — aligned action is step 6

 

Shadow Season Bonus Practice: Plant Seeds For Spring 

Though this season is all about winding down, it’s also the ideal time to look ahead and to plan for the light season.  

This isn’t the time to do major sowing of seeds, of course, but it is a great time to get clear on what you really wish to create when the light returns and take simple actions to put you on that path.  

Key manifesting practices include: 

  • Start or deepen your New Moon Ritual . New Moons are the ideal time in the lunar cycle to set intentions and your practice over the shadow season can deepen the practices above and guide you to what you want next.  
  • Begin journaling or meditating to uncover your biggest boldest Desires.
  • Look at The Wheel of the Year to come, and consider when you might wish to manifest specific outcomes using the energies present. (a.k.a. create a loose calendar or plan for next year)
     

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True to form, the coming weeks will find me celebrating harvest AND sharing one more offering that has been in my heart to bring forth all year.  

This will be the magical training & manifesting community I wish I had a decade ago….  

I’ll be teaching, for the first time, the magical practices and tools that I personally use for success, and we’ll be doing a lot of manifesting in accordance to the cycles and seasons too.  

We’ll learn and practice the art of… 

  • Ritual  
  • Intuitive development  
  • Energy work  
  • Lunar cycles  
  • Protection  
  • Accessing the Field for rapid manifestation  
  • Words of Power (soooo excited about this)  
  • How to shed the patterns of safety patterning that stop you from receiving 
  • Money magic (OBVIOUSLY!) 
  • And so much more. 

This will be your space to say YES to the Desires of your heart – flat out, no apologies – and use the art of magic to create real world success and massive results. 

Excited yet?  😉  Me too… 

This has been a long Desire coming and a Goddess-given directive on my path.  

Drop me a comment if you want to receive an early bird notification about the new membership community and let me know…  

Which shadow season practices are YOU most drawn to for the coming months?  

Our Top 10 Manifesting Resources To Boost Your New Moon Magic (Plus Our Ritual Replay!)

Earlier this week we sat in virtual circle for our very first EVER New Moon Ritual as a community-at-large. 

Were you there?  

We had 80+ Goddesses (and a few Adonises) join us in circle right out the gate. Wow! 

It was a truly humbling and very pivotal moment for us over here at Feminine Magic® HQ. 

It represents the unfolding of my long-time Desire. What I know to be a huge part of my purpose on the planet— To make manifesting a widely used and well-known daily practice, like meditation or yoga.  

So… this marks the first of many New Moon Rituals we’ll have together as a community and there is wayyyy more ritual and magic on its way to you. 

We’re actually in top secret R&D mode on something very, very special as we speak. 

Anyhow, if you missed the New Moon Ritual, you can watch the replay right here. There’s still time to benefit from the powerful energies present for a few more days.   

The New Moon in Libra officially arrived on Thursday, October 19th at 12:12 PM PT /3:12 PM ET however, you can work with its energy for up to 3 days before and 3 days after its appearance.   

Watch the Feminine Magic® New Moon Ritual replay right here

And… with deep gratitude to those who sat in circle… and to energize the unfolding of your Desires (whether you were able to join us live or not), here are 10 more amazing manifesting resources we’ve created over the past bit that will boost your New Moon magic: 

To activate your natural ability to manifest on command” and create miracles every day 

  1. The Only 4 Manifesting Tools You’ll Ever Need To Call In Everything You Desire 
  2. The Core Manifesting Process: 7 Steps To Manifesting Any Outcome Every Time 

 

To create or amplify your daily manifesting practices…  

  1. 10 Ways To Raise Your Vibration In 5 Minutes Or Less 
  2. The 30-Day Manifesting Game Plan: A Simple Practice To Begin Manifesting Your Desires In 30 Days Or Less 
  3. A Fire Bowl Releasing Ritual To Make Way For Your Highest Good 
  4. Join us on Facebook for Essential Oil Magic (a special group where I share all about my secret manifesting weapon and how to use oils in  your manifesting practice) 

 

And to troubleshoot your manifesting (because if it hasnt happened yet or if drama is afoot— theres always a reason) 

  1. What To Do When Your Manifestations Aren’t Showing Up  
  2. Why “Divine Timing” Is A Myth 
  3. You’re Upleveling… So Why Do You Feel Like Crap? 
  4. 3 Manifesting Habits You Must Master To Create Money On Command 

May these articles, practices and tools serve to energize the intentions you’ve set this New Moon and beyond.  

PS: Please join us next month for our New Moon in Scorpio Ritual on Tuesday, November 21st at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. Put the date in your calendar now. 

And until then, drop me a comment to share what you’re calling this New Moon cycle so we can hold a vision of your success.   

Bright Blessings!