The Harvest

Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. -Ralph Ransom

“I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.” – Miguel Indurain

“When you assess your own life, consider it with the eye of a gardener. Underneath the surface lies rich, fertile soil waiting to nurture the seeds you sow. Even more than you can imagine will grow there if given a chance.” – Steve Goodier

Fall is my favourite time of year at the Senses of the Soul Farm.  The frantic work of clean-up, preparation, planting, tending and harvesting in the garden is almost over, the days become more pleasant with the ending of nature’s above ground life cycle.  There is a sense of time slowing, of beginning to let go of this year’s turmoil, hard work and drama. Each year is different with less sowing, more reaping or vice versa, but in the end it all evens out as Mother Earth has a way of working out balance in the chaos.  

Like nature we are in the final death throes of this year’s growth and learning. Heading toward the Autumn Equinox we shed the limiting patterns, shadow and self-sabotage that rose to the surface during the summer months.  Our task now is to allow ourselves to receive karmic healing and to open to a final release through grieving and finding forgiveness for ourselves and others. In doing so we reveal our beautiful Light and rekindle our ability to create based on the wisdom of our past experiences.

As mentioned in my August blog our throat (5th) chakra, the place we create sound to manifest, is growing in its power.  We feel an urging to express ourselves in a uniquely creative way. The power of our Soul is beginning to express itself in originality through the power of our words and plans.  We are listening more intently and learning to use our power more shrewdly; to decide what we speak, choose to do, intend to create in alignment with the divine light that is present in our heart.  

Through Radical Dreaming in August we are now contemplating our next moves; whatever project, plan or purpose we have been contemplating or starting is in alignment with the Higher Self and the creative Divine Goddess.  Whether we created this learning and growth via our own intention or through circumstances beyond our control, it is a time to step fully into the next stage of our destiny. Details may not be unfolding as we thought they would, but in being clear on our intention and surrendering to the Universe there are magical blessings on the way.  

Having resolute faith, trust and following our inner knowing will show us the way to soulful abundance.  

Equinox blessings,


Psychospiritual and Psycho-physical symptoms for September: There is still a major focus on the throat chakra and the higher chakras (9-12) in September - so watch the functioning and health of your throat, parathyroid, and Thyroid!  The tonsils, tongue and mouth are also being hit in various ways. This is the area of the 5th Chakra, where we speak and live our truth, co-create, bridge out head and heart to find more wisdom, and generate our creative reality and creations.  The more we relax into the miracles happening to us and through us, the faster we line up with the next stage of our soul’s purpose.

Know that wonderful changes are taking place and new opportunities will miraculously appear with help from you being positive and believing that you are worthy. When you live your life being true to yourself and honest with others you manifest positive energies and desired results and outcomes.  

Be prepared for an increase in grieving between now and the New Moon on the 9th as we let go and clear deep patterns.  Our life force and immunity will be up and down as we learn to tether our spiritual and earthly connection in a more solid way.

Symptoms: sweating, heart pain, not sleeping well, skin issues, digestive issues, tightness and pain in the solar plexus, anxiety, fear, apprehension, fatigue, neck stiffness, heart palpitations, weaker heart energy, sore throat, eye issues, clogged sinuses & ears, feeling like you are ill, low immunity, loss of appetite/ binge eating, bloating, frequent bathroom trips, feeling stuck in the lower body, nervous system issues (our CNS is upshifting to receive more Light coding).

Keywords for September  - Resolute Faith, Soulful Abundance, Ease

Positive Mantras for September:  

I open my heart to receive divine blessings and liberation

I let go of the old and transition to new ways of being.

I have confidence in the future via peaceful acceptance of life experiences.

Archetypes for September: The Sorceress/Sorcerer, The Mystic, The Sage

Cosmic Dates in September:

Sept 9th - New Moon in Virgo - The universe is supporting you!  The time is right to move toward what you have been dreaming and planning about.  The energetic bridge is strong between the cosmos and the earth - you are poised for the new so listen to your heart, quiet yourself, breathe.  Don’t try to make anything happen, pause, and follow your inner promptings before you act.

Sept 22/23 - Fall Equinox - day of balance between light and dark, Veil is thinning between dimensions. It is time to find more balance, to rebuild on that which is resonate and of true value.  Rebuild your life around unconditional love for yourself and invite in unconditional love from others. Healing now begins and you are able to allow Divine guidance toward a better place concerning dealings of the heart.  You are riding a higher vibrational frequency and these uplifting energies bring new information, new ideas and new people to you. You will be able to improve your life circumstances. Let go, let go, let go...of control, of fear, of relationships that are toxic or stale and move more into the True You!

Sept 24/25 - Full Moon in Aries - A powerful energy of destruction and creation are combining to bring magic into your life.   Its frequencies represent both the point of perfect balance , and the extreme of the polarities. This energy clears the air and carries us to rebirth.  Everything that is no longer stable and strong is leaving and new experiences and creations are taking root. Ego based beliefs and ideas are being shattered.  Follow that which shimmers in your daydreams. Stretch out your arms to the sky and invoke the powers of lightning, rain, wind and earth. In doing so you will begin your initiation into the next stage of your destiny and the deeper mysteries of your life.

Pictured:  Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, Purple coneflower).  Echinacea’s Plant Spirit calms the mind, integrates the second and third chakras for balanced power and spiritual integrity, increases immunity when outside forces are too much to handle, aligns body, mind, spirit, addresses sexual imbalances.  Allows one the ability to keep one foot in the material world and one foot in the spiritual world without depleting life force. Allows one the ability to let go of old self-image and transition to new ways of being.

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Samantha Orthlieb

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