Psychic Medium Ed
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."
- Elizabeth Coatsworth
Daylight Savings Time Ends Nov 5
Set your clock back one hour
Veterans Day Nov 11
Remembering those who have served and are serving...Thank You!
Thanksgiving Day Nov 23
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! May you enjoy this celebration with family and friends full of laughter and peace.
A double rainbow is said to denote transformation! The primary rainbow represents the material world and the secondary rainbow, the spiritual world. Therefore, a double rainbow indicates a spiritual transformation for the onlooker. Seeing double rainbows is considered to be promising as they signify new beginnings and good changes!
November's Spirit Animal is the wolf. The wolf is an enigmatic creature, often painted out to be independent and lonesome. Wolves are actually very dependent on their pack, they have a strong social structure. As a spirit animal the wolf symbolizes an intriguing mix of power, loyalty, guardianship, teamwork and wildness.
While Chrysanthemums are known to be November's birth flower, there is also a lesser-known second birth flower of November: the peony. The peony flower symbolizes happiness, romance, bashfulness, happy marriage, honor, prosperity, good fortune and wealth. It's these meanings, along with the peony's natural beauty, which makes the bloom an extremely popular choice in wedding bouquets. November babies are certainly lucky to have two such lovely birth flowers!
Peering from some high window, at the gold of November sunset and feeling that if day has to become night, this is a beautiful way.
~E. E. Cummings
Welcome November, the changeling month that makes time go all slippery and restless. I do not know of another four weeks when we lurch forward into new states of mind quite so dramatically. Patrick often talks about being a kid visiting his grandparents in the fall. There were soft old mountains surrounding their home. By the end of October, the hills were red and gold, and they had the curve of human hips and shoulders under a blanket. But as soon as the foliage hit its peak, you would know that it would not take much from an Autumn storm, and the leaves would be blown away, turning the hills into grey stubble.
One never knew if that wind would come early or late, but once it did, the mood changed, the light came to us sideways, and sound traveled differently, the rustling of dried foliage amplified. You could hear the new year coming. And without the foliage, you could see the outline of the rocky earth, and the stars became sharp and present.
It is that body of dwindling sunlight, that internal countdown, which make these weeks seem electric and nostalgic simultaneously. As James Baldwin put it: “The night came sooner, inched in closer, fell with a greater weight. The sound of the alarm clock conquered the sound of the tambourine, the houses put on their winter faces.”
The ordinary feels urgent on these brief November afternoons. So much to do before the sun goes down, before we careen into the next year, before we inevitably evolve, or at the very least we find that the strange and new have become usual.
Inevitably, November is a month of high emotion, whether it’s longing, loss, or memories of closeness. These emotions affect our sense of time, compressing it if we’re excited and elated, slowing it down if we find a sense of awe in this time of year. And often, the stark relief of November skies show us most clearly who we are.
What a beautiful month October gave us. Beautiful colors and changing temperatures kept us at awe not knowing what the next day might bring. We watched deer change colors from brown to a deep gray as they grazed on the leaves and corn along the mountain. They stand and look in our dining room windows as if they are inviting us to come out and play. We learned the darker gray a deer gets the harsher the winter might bring us. The first lighting of the fireplace sitting nearby reading or journaling brought a smile and warm heart to all. Our son has become the keeper chopping wood and adding to the fireplace when it starts to die down. The first frost hit sooner than expected in our area having to start the car, turn the heat on and defrost the windows prior to leaving for work as Patrick does around 6:15 of a day. He has some days saved up for snow days as is expected in our area this winter so he can stay at home and enjoy the scenery instead of trying to drive in it. Our son is a part of the JROTC at his school. He had a great time during the month doing different honorary jobs whether at the football games or working with veterans at different locations. My sister in law and niece paid us a visit. Always good to see them and have them stay with us. They love walking and seeing up close the different animals that roam the mountain. It was a great time for them to be with us as the colors were so abundant. I will see Mom soon. I talk to her often. It is small talk and often short conversations. I always end by saying I love you....and wait for the I love you back from her.
Thank you for being on this path with me, dear friend. Together through thick and thin.
I hope you are happy, and healthy. I know that you are doing what you can, in your life, to be the light. Thank you for being my inspiration.
Did You Know
November 1 is All Saints’ Day
November 4 is Will Rogers Day…it is also Sadie Hawkins Day
November 5 at 2:00 am ends daylight saving time. Set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night at bedtime.
November 7 is Election Day in the U.S. Don’t forget to vote in state and federal elections.
November 11 is Veterans Day (U.S.) and Remembrance Day (Canada)
November 11-20 if you are fortunate, you may experience an “Indian Summer” in November, but according to the traditional definition, it can only occur between these dates.
November 19 is Discovery of Puerto Rico Day
November 23 is Thanksgiving Day
Here are a few more fun dates: Nov 1 is National Cook for your pet’s day; Nov 6 is Zero-Tasking day; Nov 9 is National Scrapple Day; Nov 16 is National Button Day; Nov 21 is World Hello Day and Nov 23 is Fibonacci Day.
November is Banana Pudding Lovers Month-who knew?
November’s full Moon will reach peak illumination in the morning hours of Monday, November 27, at 4:16am EST. November’s full Moon is traditionally called the Beaver Moon. In the Colonial Era, this was the month to set one’s beaver traps before the swamps froze and beavers retired to their lodges, to ensure a supply of warmth for the winter.
November’s traditional birthstone is the topaz, usually a yellow to amber color. A symbol of honor and strength, topaz is believed to bring longevity and wisdom.
November’s birth flower is the Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemums represent cheerfulness. A red one conveys “I love you.” White symbolizes truth or pure love. Yellow indicates slighted love.
November’s zodiac signs are Scorpio and Sagittarius. As a Scorpio people often marvel at your preparedness, as you have a contingency plan and a secondary one. You possess a strong passion for life and put forth maximum effort when you truly believe in something. Your enthusiasm is infectious when you find a cause, and your teammates should tread lightly if they attempt to impede your progress. As a Sagittarius you are adventurous, spontaneous, and ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion. Its opposite sign, Gemini, is one of the few that can keep up with a Sagittarius’s fiery energy, making them excellent soulmates.
Tarot of the Month
November is the perfect time to snuggle up and reflect of abundance. Take time to appreciate what we have not what we lack.
The three cards pulled are for the 31 days. The first card being the first ten days, the second card being the next ten days, and the last card being the remaining eleven days. (The Deviant Moon Tarot deck Published by U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS, INC. By Patrick Valenza)
1st Card: Page of Wands:
Using a pair of hand-made stilts, the page boldly treks across an icy pond. Undaunted by the inherent risk of his actions, he confronts life’s obstacles with youthful optimism and energy.. Divinatory Meanings: Creative thinking. Ingenuity. A genius. Dim-witted. Poor choices. Indecisive.
2nd Card: Temperance:
An angel stands by a peaceful stream patiently pouring water from her urns. Although the vessels are different in design, the mixture she creates is a potion of harmony. Divinatory meaning: Patience. Balance. Channeling one’s energy. Combining elements for new results. Conflict. Bad combinations. Discord. Excess.
3rd Card: Two of Cups:
Midnight has been tempted by Death and a pact has been made between the two lovers. Raising two cups, they toast the bond of their union .Divination Meanings: Love. Harmonious partnership. Coming together. False love. Broken relationships. Conflicting interests.
Questions and Counsel
Hi everyone! To coincide with my Moon Offerings, I will be taking a break from answering submitted questions and will be sharing with you…
On November 13th we will be experiencing a New Moon in Scorpio.
A New Moon in Scorpio during Scorpio season… think all things intense. The intensity of your emotions, the intensity of your subconscious, the intensity of your dreams, thoughts, passion, and the intensity of you ready to get things done. Since we are now in the clear of Eclipse season allow this to be your final push to propel you towards your destiny.
Ask yourself // What did eclipse season teach me and how can I integrate those lessons moving forward?
On November 27th we will be experiencing a Full Moon in Gemini.
A Gemini Full Moon in the sign of Sagittarius is here to liven things up for us! Think vivaciousness and adventure. Think soaking up life experiences. Air with fire will only create more fire, so use this fiery energy to be very clear on the experiences you want to be experiencing for yourself.
Ask yourself // Are you experiencing the life of your dreams?
This month I am offering two Moon Mini Readings
November 13th and the 27th from 6-9 pm. These are 15 min phone readings and can be scheduled on our website!
Be sure to book your Psych-K® session with me in-person, at our office, and at its limited special pricing of $100.
You can schedule with me here.
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“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”
- Shira Tamir
Have you ever thought about the lifespan of a leaf? If birthed prematurely and the temperature drops, it dies in infancy. If conditions are favorable it grows into a healthy living organism with characteristics diverse as the color palette. It plays with the family it is born into and worries for nothing. It does not care how it looks or compare itself to the other leaves to feed on insecurity.
The leaf waves to passersby when the wind blows. It drinks its fill when the rain falls. The leaf smiles in the sunshine and holds its peace on cloudy days. As the seasons change, the leaf freely enjoys its life with an impressive level of contentment. Even when the leaf separates from its home attached to the branch, it does so gracefully. It travels through the air in joyful anticipation of fellowship with leaves from other trees once it lands on the ground. The colors have changed, so have the textures. Slowly drifting on the ground, the leaves enjoy each other’s company without worry of its last moment. Some leaves are raked up while others are left to marry the soil that nurtures the tree. Either way, the leaf’s life cycle has run its course until next spring. What a beauty to admire.
We humans can learn something from observing the lifespan of a leaf. Contentment, grace, and patience are the lessons that stand out the most. Contentment is not included in the list of spiritual gifts, but there are those who have been gifted with an extraordinary abundance of it. I am not one of those people, but I am learning how to be content in the moment and not be so anxious. It is not as easy as the leaf makes it look but I can see the fruits of my baby steps. Grace is something we all are given and can extend to others. Do not take it for granted. Patience is a virtue with multiple dimensions. We tend to have little patience for certain things and sometimes too much patience for other things like foolishness.
Lessons can be learned everywhere we go; we just have to be open to learning and applying lessons to our daily lives. If you struggle with contentment, grace, and patience, take a moment to watch Spirit’s creations. You will find a reflection of your journey in nature and learn how to be just as calm and carefree. What does the lifespan of a leaf tell you about your life? Do you appreciate the moments you are given? Do you make the most of your time alive and love freely?
“Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”
Since childhood I have anticipated the arrival of autumn with baited breath. When I step outside in late September or early October and feel the nip in the air, smell the wood burning in homes and see smoke curling like ribbon from chimneys, I feel my heart lighten. The cold invades my mind, my blood – almost my very soul and I am at peace. Autumn has arrived!
The fall also brings memories. It takes me back to my mom’s kitchen and family dinners with three generations around her table with its collection of homemade pies and canned fruits. Although it has been said many times before, it is still true: times were simpler then. There were no cell phones, no internet, no home computers or laptops – yet we communicated with one another on a deeper level. We wrote letters. We talked. Family dinners weren’t just for physical nourishment. They nourished each attendee in a more profound sense. We connected. Perhaps we weren’t as globally aware, but we were more locally aware. We knew our neighbors. We had potlucks and street parties.
And autumn was the greatest time of year. It brought Halloween and especially Thanksgiving – that time of year when we were especially thankful for everything – our livelihood, our homes, and most importantly, our families.
At times I can still smell mom’s kitchen even though I am not there and Mom is no longer with us. It smells of home, love and memories. With the turning of the leaves and the multicolored hues outdoors came a cacophony of scents and colors indoors. There was pumpkin pie, cherry and blueberry pie – bread baking and turkey roasting. A walk outside of mom’s home brought color to the cheeks and joy to the heart. The rust, chestnut, ginger and golden leaves crunched under our boots and reminded us that time rolls ever forward – nothing stays the same. The world is painted so beautifully in autumn – yet these colors vanish in such a short time and the world turns white. Still beautiful and pure in its own way, winter lies silent – calm, yet sleeping. Like a child that rests at night, then gives way to the blossom of youth, eternally cycling through life.
The seasons march ever onward, and the “good old days” become memories. But every November, autumn brings with it a homecoming within our hearts and minds. These memories are of a simpler time when we weren’t quite so busy and mom’s table was our facebook. As a friend once said, “Isn’t it a shame we don’t realize they’re the ‘good old days’ when they’re still the ‘good old days?’” Amen to that…and thank you Autumn. Thank you for cold, invigorating air, your beautiful colors and the forever reminder that each moment should be savored and kept sacred – just like memories of mom’s house.
Happy November, Happy Thanksgiving.....
Upcoming Events 2023
Ed (Psychic Medium Ed) will be out the office at Wise Wolf Wellness in November. He will be available for 30 minute and hour sessions only virtually throughout the month.
Katelyn will be in the office at Wise Wolf Wellness and virtually all month.
Check out Katelyn's latest mini moon readings
To schedule any appointments go directly to PsychicMediumEd.fullslate.com.