IT'S LIBRA SEASON! About the notorious Black Moon, Aamir Quereshi says, a month can have two full moons — in that case, the second moon is called a Blue Moon, an event which occurs every two to three years. A month can also have two new moons, with the second termed a Black Moon. Or at least, that's the most widely accepted definition of a Black Moon; as Time and Date points out, there's no one singular, definitive meaning of the term. It can also mean a calendar month with no new moon, a calendar month with no full moon, or the third new moon in a season with four new moons instead of the typical three.
For those of you who are attentive to the phases of the moon, this Black Moon means an opportunity to anchor your intentions and spiritual focus, which is especially important in the final quarter of the year. In my own practice, this is the month to venerate ori very well.
Òwéré/September: Introspection, learning, teaching
Ori can be translated as "you see". As such, ori is the capacity for inner vision, the ability to see yourself according to the truth of your divine origins. To accomplish this, you must remove darkness and ignorance from your perspective. Many times, intellect is the greatest obstacle because what you have poured into your mind distracts you from what you know in your soul. Your internal spirit is the best remover of these distractions.
During Òwéré/September you will initiate a deep inward journey to identify the obstacles that block your vision. Only then, can you begin to learn from your intuitive wisdom. Ori is the best teacher because it is your divine spark, your purest intention. The Òwéré/September moon is a time to rededicate yourself to the one who educates and guides your soul. By expressing gratitude towards the inner guide, you activate the greatest obstacle-remover that exists. It is a ritual practice of remembering, purification and acceptance.
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