🌀Seasons and cycles happen around and within us constantly. Day. Night. Summer. Winter. Old. Young. In. Out.
Our awareness of the seasons and cycles provides valuable regenerative resources; dynamic ‘invisible’ structures and formwork to move and mould around.
The most common cycle ‘archetype’ is the ‘wheel of life’. The rhythm of this cycle moves from dark, emerging light, full light, waning light, and back to darkness.
Typically, the corresponding expressions of the wheel of life go like this:
🌑Midnight / New Moon / Winter / South / Menstruation / Birth & childhood = Inward. Contained. Dark. Cold. Dreaming. Intention-setting. Seed planting.
🌗Dawn / First Quarter Moon / Spring / East / Teens-20-30-years = Emergence. Momentum. New life. First buds. Vulnerable. Learning. Finding ones feet. Waking up.
🌕Midday / Full Moon / Summer / North / Ovulation / 40-50-60-years = Blossoming. Fully seen. Established. Fruiting. Active. Outward. Busy. Steady. Productive. Generating.
🌓Dusk / Third Quarter Moon / Autumn / West / PMS / 70-80-90-years = Harvest. Maturity. Decline. Release. Legacy. Wisdom. Elder. Completion. Hand-over.
These points are ‘place-holders’ for our focus and awareness in our movements. They allow power-with the cyclical moment; mirroring and amplifying the life around and within us. They naturally embody regenerative qualities - giving rest, growth, maturity, harvest and completion.
Develop a cyclical and seasonal literacy to holistically plan forward motion, review your progress, and orient within your current context to ground and amplify your action.
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