From within the circle, between the realms of life and death, the Dark Goddess awaits transformation into The Great Mother again as the Light returns and the Sun King is reborn. This process, as inevitable as it is, is not without danger, for this year is 2013 and Venus is retrograde from now until 30th January 2014. Who and what we love and value is up for an intense re evaluation and such intense scrutiny often reveals much we would prefer not to see.
There begins a 41 day inner journey, a descent into the Underworld, where swallowed by darkness we can merge with Spirit and make amends for any injury or wrongs we may be responsible for. Then we may begin the ascent into the world, our values rebirthed with us, able to celebrate with love and appreciation.
That’s the theory anyway, but as we all know, even the best planned journeys can be capricious, as dictated by sudden impulses and free will…So, we will see.
Blessings, Light and Love to you all. Thank you for sending me positive energies, healing prayers, candles and gifts. This particular descent has been most challenging and as yet, there is no ending in sight. Join me in Spirit later today/tonight as I work with the energies of Hecate, Sekhmet and Amun-Ra
to right injustices, restore balance and invoke healing.
My Solstice altar is decked with pine and black seaweed, for the storms and the stillness that is to come.
Being in something short of tiptop condition I had been following the advice of Salvator Rosa, along the lines of: “Be silent unless what you have to say is better than silence”. You’ll find a portrait of him in the National Gallery. It’s one of my favourites, both gallery and portrait and he was a handsome chap as well as a wise one…but I digress.
I’ve been silent as there is and has been rather a lot to process and while I would “normally” if that word is remotely appropriate, share discoveries and processes with you, this period is finally just about me. Of course these extraordinary planetary conditions and evolving states of consciousness are universally applicable, so chances are you will be experiencing some similar phenomenon as myself…
Samhain passed uneventfully for me. It seems the ancestors were quiet. And now the Dark Half of the Year, the Winter, season of Death is firmly in place retreat and reflection are required.
The current Spiritual landscape is as dark as the nights. Still reeling from the solar eclipse in Scorpio, which, on the one hand demands radical change in long established relationships, ways of being, in all areas really, while on the other advising caution. This period is still very much at an early stage, recent revelations are the tip of the iceberg. Patience as ever is essential.
All this is seriously challenged by desperately pent up energies, rooted in Karma and in my case, several lifetimes of anger to deal with.. Normal Service is not currently resumed. I will let you know if and when it is. But for now and until further notice The Oracle that is me is closed for business.
Blessings and gratitude for all the love and support.
Battered and bruised, pieces of me gone, surrendered. At last I lie between sleeping and waking, conscious in that between worlds space. There’s a heavy Neptune influence, a mysterious sea-surge. The coming Aries full moon perhaps, seeing as its a lunar eclipse with the final Mercury Retrograde of the year hot on its tail on the 21st.
The feeling of uncertainty prevails, a misty, murky lack of clarity, that urges caution and yet inspires the opposite…risky action…anything to get moving again. For, as ever, with eclipses, dramatic endings and shocking new beginnings are common fare. Yet these are uncommon times.
The cleansing fire of Aires promises a Phoenix-like rebirth, as long as one is not fully consumed by the heat. A delicate balancing act is required to process, temper and tame into creativity the powerful anger waves emitting from the Earth Herself.
For several years now, I have been working with the Goddess Sekhmet, who interestingly rules the first house of Aries. ( interestingly as my surgeon is an Aries).Together with Maat, Goddess of Truth, Balance and Jusice in their Crone aspects, we worked with the sacrifice of my blood in the hospital, to develop will power, strength and courage. Out of that working came a fury I have previously only glimpsed in passing, one that has given form, forms even to powerful feelings and images associated with them within the inner landscape of worlds between worlds. Red and gold, the Sun blazing down in the desert and the wilderness beyond…prides of lions, an abundance of snakes, an awareness of the pull of North and South. A radical rebalancing is promised here, nothing short of a Cosmic Vision of Life being lived to its Highest Potential…
Meanwhile, the daily tending to business goes on: exercising, eating well and laughing as much as possible.
Love and Light to you all.
Alone, yet All One, that is the interconnectedness of being. We are Love, for it is our nature to be so, as is Nature, our Mother, from Her we come and return. Our capacity for love, to be it,embody it and share it resides in giving. There are variations amongst humans too astounding and ridiculous to contemplate
At the Divine end of the spectrum is the True Friend, the one who gives unconditionally and out of a pure love. Here I am indeed fortunate. My partner, yes The Gemini, has given me True Friendship and from this grounded foundation comes the support that is my strength. And I bet Her Majesty would say similar of Her Gemini.
I’m fortunate to have other True Friends. You know who you are. Glad you’re out there, keep doing what you’re doing, it’s nourishing me and I thank you for it.
Healing is all about balance and sometimes the scales become dramatically lopsided requiring extreme action to right them. So the healing process can be a rough ride. That’s why the flags and whistles can help a bit along the way.
My own intuition told me today to take an Alaskan Purification Essence.I’ll let you know how it goes. The Plant, Mineral and Elemental Kingdoms are the Magic 3. The synergy they create together has a Super Special Healing vibration, one that encourages survival when faced with transformation at a deep level. Black Tourmaline( I often have a piece under my pillow), the mineral ingredient in the essence promotes the release of toxic energy from the physical body, mind and emotons with absolute precision.
Feeling better already. Off to be grateful in the garden. This September is really beautiful and a good harvest has been gathered in to see us through. Time to celebrate hard work achieved before starting again.
Love and Light,
To everyone who has and is sending the above, I am truly grateful. You are helping me so much. Sometimes when the going is extremely hard and it feels as if the darkness is getting a grip, it becomes ever more difficult to keep fighting in order to remain in balance. That’s when the loving support of others can press the darkness back and usher in hope.
Nature Herself is helping me too! Facing something life threatening in glorious weather certainly makes me fully appreciate the beauty of planet earth and to find joy in being present, no matter what the circumstances are. It is always beauty that makes my soul shine, permits me to breathe deeply and to understand the interconnectedness of the All that Is.
As I meditate on the opening of the white rose I can feel the love that surrounds me, that encompasses all of us and I am comforted. The wounded Warrior fights on…strength flowing from her allies.
Love and Light,
To everyone I have ever worked with so far. As you may have noticed if you visited this site and went onto the contact page, I am no longer taking on any work. You may also know that I have been unwell for some time. Now whatever time remains for me to be in this lifetime I need to give it to myself. I will share via my blogs, articles and the new website any and all further insights as they come to me…but it is more than likely that you will never work with me in person again.
So this is a goodbye of sorts. From the very moment we met/connected I have held you in my heart. I have prayed for you, invoked Higher Energies on your behalf, accompanied you wherever and whenever you have needed me. I have fought for you and often with you. Now I need your help, as I am at war and I need Warriors to fight with me and after me.
All of you have gifts you could share. Pray for me. To who or what you believe in. Light a candle for me as I had so often done for you. Send healing, send love, send information. Tell me of medical research, centers of excellence. Tell me of wonderful doctors and healers, of books that inspire and inform. Share miracles with me. Be supportive and help me to continue being creative, for when faced with mortality creativity is required for balance.
To all of you who are already doing this and more, so much more, I can only say how deeply I appreciate your love and how it gladdens my soul.
I seldom look back at the past, but in this instance it’s correct to do so. As a Priestess, Oracle and Seer, in the Temples of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Babylon and Sumeria, we were looked after, protected and valued. We lived and worked within Sacred Space. We must create new Spiritual communities, new temples in real, geographic locations, on the Earth where we can access The Divine Mother. This modern world has yet to truly understand how to give and to serve The Goddess.
Love and Light,
Today the yang/male/solar energies reach their peak. The Solstice gives us the longest day of the year and with it the greatest challenge in terms of balanced action. This is even more so right now, with the gathering strength of the Capricorn full moon and no ordinary full moon at that. No this is this year’s second Super moon. So will it be Super for you?
The smart money is on this one being exactly as you have set it up to be. You will have noticed the recent pattern of existence that we have all been struggling to handle, that of good and bad inward and outer events, seeming to run alternately. The main difficulty for us here has been the lack of ability for us to establish any rhythm to our being. We had been accustomed to a much broader range between light and dark. So where have all the other shades gone and will they come back?
No, these times we live in are all about extremes. Choose your path and your colour code and choose well because indecision is no longer accepted, take one little tiptoe towards light or dark and you are signing on the dotted line for that path. Doubts and wavering have been removed from the menu choices. You’ll get what you ordered.
Is serenity possible under such Spartan conditions? Is it even desirable? The yang/male energy would say otherwise and would point to righteous anger, the need to aggressively pursue the “right” course of action, but where will that lead exactly? Straight back on the wrong track, with ego leading the way to darkness.
We are all at sea at present. The harbour is at some distance behind us. There is no wind yet to speed us on our way to our chosen goals. We have to surrender, to wait on the will of heaven and in the meantime serenely accept the prevailing conditions until such time as they change. For as everything is coming into being and passing away, this too shall pass and the long awaited grand shift will arrive.
To be in the best place for it all that is required is an open heart centre, a clearly maintained focus on that which you truly need and the energy and motivation to keep going until you get there.
Time to up your game. There is no longer any choice in this matter, it is compulsory. Whatever you’re doing, however long you’ve been doing it, whether you want to do it or not, you are. It is your present reality and as such you need to give it your full attention and total commitment.
You may be doing several things at once, all equally pressing, demanding and exacting…well the Universe offers no prizes here for being overwhelmed, overburdened and/or for being unreasonably stretched. It’s just how things are right now. Yet there are prizes to be had here amongst this uncompromising terrain. More of which later…
Now you want to know, quite rightly, when is this going to change? How long do you have to put up with this for? Will everything get better, easier and simply nicer?
Let’s direct control of the answers back to you, by asking you to respond honestly to these questions…
What do you want to change? What efforts have you/are you making in that direction?
How realistic and achievable are your goals?
Get a handle on answering these, properly grasp what precisely you are dealing with and you will have a clearer understanding of the laws governing the pace of your progress. Or lack of it, as may be.
The prizes generously donated by The Universe are: clearer and stronger boundaries, a more disciplined and secure experience of being, a greater awareness of your own self- capabilities and limitations and the slow and steady evolution of a strong foundation for your Soul’s growth.
Sounding better already…Deep breath, dig deep. Amor fati..a simple acceptance of what comes, good or bad, just proceed. Become such as you are, having learned what that is.
Time to get serious here. There are only so many eclipses with dire warnings that you can take. Next Saturday’s wins top prize for leanest and meanest. Interpret that as you will. In fact do as you will.
Do it for you. Self Love,Self Esteem,Self Worth are the foundation stones of awareness of being. Without constant hard work, even battles on a regular basis with and on the ego, those foundations are but builder’s sands in the rain.
For things to get better you have to do the work, give in order to get. Stop showing up at the party empty handed, eating and drinking, being entertained and informed and doing nothing.
Each day you wake up on the right side of the earth, see the sunrise once more with gratitude and recognise the gift that is being.
Don’t waste anything, time, resources, emotions…
As this month ends, so much ends with it. As structures peel away,friendships dismantle and relationships dramatically fragment, what remains will be real and true.
You can always work from the bottom line.
Do what you have to do. But know that it’s your choice.