When people are like, “How the hell have you recovered?” The answer is that I’ve been willing to have the breakdowns. I have been willing to cry my face off on the floor for ten hours. I’ve been willing to be enraged. I’ve been willing to scream. I’ve been willing to be enjoy. That’s it, that’s it. If there is one magic secret it’s I was willing to feel every time.
— Catherine Hummel
The Hunter's Moon. October's Full Moon (in Taurus) is named for the connection between Native American cultures and hunting for food by the light of the moon. This is our last Full Supermoon of the year, we won't have another until October of next year. Supermoons and Full Moons don't always coincide so its always particularly powerful when they do. The message I am feeling with this moon reminds me of a zen teaching: "The obstacle is the path."
So often in life there are obstacles that feel as if they are blocking our path - it feels as though we can't go around them, we can't move them or we can't even take an alternate route. So we get stuck. And sometimes the longer you are stuck looking at an obstacle, the deeper into stuckness you get. The Hunter's Moon is full with energy to help you stay on your path, obstacles blocking the way and all. Like a hunter by moonlight, you cannot shy away from the hunt or your goals, as your very sustenance and livelihood depend on staying true to your path. Should you spot an obstacle, no matter how impossible and impassible it may feel, rest assured it is more than likely exactly where you should be moving towards.
I am reminded of another saying: "The only way is through" Arm yourself with the intention of feeling it all, of rolling up your sleeves and moving towards and through the obstacles in you path. There will be fear. You are not alone in that fear. How many of us have stood to face our biggest obstacle, only to feel that confronting it would break you into pieces that will never go back together again, the fear that you would never again be whole? We know this fear. And yet this is also true - you will not break. You won't.
You will emerge on the other side of your obstacle more whole and soulfully you than when you began. You will continue on the path. Happy Full Moon huntress. Good luck on your path.