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July 10, 2014

We Must Do This Again…Sometime.

This coming weekend brings a full moon Super moon, set to challenge us further when we are weary and longing for some gentle respite. Perhaps I merely speak for myself and everyone else is ready and gagging for some further far reaching changes…perhaps not…anyway that’s what we are getting and so better to be forewarned.
Those with the enlarged egos of old Etonians will be relentless in the pursuit of self entitlement. Get ready to stand well back from the trough before the feeding frenzy begins. This Capricorn moon will illuminate the ugly disparities that characterise our particular “society” and our situation within it, or indeed, without it. Those who feel marginalised, misplaced and overlooked will feel increasingly so, allowing internal tension and disquiet to build up to dangerous levels.
If violent reactiveness can be avoided it will be possible to see far above this mundane plane and thus elevate consciousness accordingly…but that remains a big “if”. When the structure and order of everyday life is so obviously changing and so rapidly, then insecurity manifests on a global level.
We are already feeling it and have been for quite a while.
How can we experience these energies more positively? Is such a thing even possible? Have we the will to do so? The answers are there to be found, in our own bodies and beings. Time now to focus on health, on strengthening the body and with it to realign the mind back onto the Soul’s path. There we will discover more detailed information about our longings and our purpose. Then we can move beyond the intense moods and feelings of crisis point and into fresh and lighter unchartered territories, places where we can be passionate without the dangerous combustible elements of unexpressed rage.
Much that is unfolding during this period is around Karmic family ties. The family may be blood or Spiritual, whatever the link, the essence of it will be exhaustively examined and it is more than likely that its essence will alter. The family, yours and mine is being reinvented. That’s heavy Magic by anyone’s standards.

June 24, 2014

Harness Creative Potential

The title to this piece was to have been “Abyss”…but having considered that to be somewhat alarming given the current reactionary environment I have opted for the more positive approach. But there’s really no sugar coating this one, especially given I’m about to quote Nietzsche, so if you are of a nervous disposition take a good slurp of Rescue Remedy and read on…
He writes..”if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you”, a statement he makes when speaking of monsters and monstrous things, actions and reactions…but for me the abyss both before us and within us represents the Great Void, the place of the unmanifest, the endless sea of unconsciousness, out of which comes everything that may ever be created. It is a place of power and it is scary because of that power.
We are now faced with our own abyss, one that we cannot deny or diminish. It is the pure ground of our being, the primeval chaos that heralded our existence and may announce our demise. The small world reality that we have known, the value system we have adopted and operated within is being revealed as long dead, even as its ghost lingers. All that we pursued is being and having to be abandoned and radical alternatives are presenting themselves as the only viable routes forward.
As we are released from the restrictive, the antiquated and the corrupt, we find ourselves swirling around in the unfamiliar ( for most of us ) waters of subversive energy…Here it is possible to resonate with the psyche of the lowest Tribal frequencies and join the race for recognition and power and thereby miss this enormous opportunity for unprecedented Spiritual growth. My suggestion is quite simply, Don’t.
Don’t do the obvious. Dive underneath all the programming. Face the abyss calmly and with humour. Plumb your own depths and then swim upwards into the Light..The Light is you!
Find out who you really are and begin enjoying the whole of your existence. How? By embracing your creativity, discover it is there by not taking No for an answer. Play until you find one. Resonate with joy, not despair. All is well. Honest.

June 2, 2014

Wild and Free

I could equally have gone with Fire and Deluge as a title…decided against it obviously…too fear inducing,to an uncomfortable level, while Wild and Free strike just the right note. See HOW DECEPTIVE IS lANGUAGE. Words do really mean what I want them to and then, handed over to you, they become what you choose to interpret them as. No exact Science there then. That’s another unreliable myth for another time.
The current climate is a nebulous one. It is being made more so by those who like to/need to and want to hide. Reasons as to why range from blackest black to ever so slightly grey lies, the ones we tell ourselves, those we tell others and the ones we feed and are fed on moment by moment the very second our quality of awareness and presence drops allowing fear and negativity to gain a creeping foothold.
Trust your Totems…they are reliable. Reconnect with them immediately. Dust them off and honour their energy with a focused meditation. Once activated be open to the teachings/lessons that come your way.
Think Mars and Neptune, engaged in combat with romantic overtones, translating as action versus immersion. Understand all this by Wednesday and you will have a hugely successful working day and something unique to celebrate by Thursday’s Full Moon in Sagittarius.
I mention the Archer for the fire power is increasing. As we lead up to the summer Solstice things heat up, esoterically speaking…as the most powerful day in the year approaches, to do with what you will.Meditate on what you want to achieve and prepare to work magic, or indeed, to have magic work through you!

May 20, 2014

The Healing Power of Nature

Having survived the recent and highly savage Scorpio full moon, radical restructuring surely complete for now, I undertook a late Spring/early Summer pilgrimage.
In the days not so long past, when Prediction magazine was still alive and kicking, I wrote a piece on pilgrimages, stressing their value and importance. This is even more relevant in this modern, chaotic world we are currently experiencing.
To retreat, rebalance and be reborn…that is the ideal. Just such a thing happened to me on my recent Soul Journey. I had written a fairly lengthy and full account of exactly what occurred, but I have been prevented from posting it! Probably the same esoteric censorship that refused permission to photograph these specific magical places too.
Never mind.Find your own magical place to retreat to. Anywhere will be perfect, so long as it is in the full magnificence of the natural world.
This time of the year Nature Herself is at Her most powerful…there is so much energy, the energy of promise and potential. When we are encouraged and able to tap into that, there is nothing that we cannot achieve!
Love, Love, Love
and the Brightest of Blessings to all.

May 1, 2014

Who Dares Wins.

As the Moon rises tonight we celebrate Beltane, the fire festival that marks the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Now the Earth energies are at their most powerful, hence May being known as the “lusty” month. That and the fact that Beltane honours the union of Goddess with God and Women with Men. It’s a celebration of sexuality and an honouring of that which brings harmony and balance and therefore Divine Grace.
May is the 5th month, 5 being a symbol of creative life and erotic love, at least according to Jung. 5 seeks expression, understanding, physicality and adventure…sounds alright to me! It is time now to put aside the relentless pressure of overwhelming changes and demands on our developing psyches. Time now to stop trying to make things happen, at least for a while and instead to enter a world of direct sensory experience. This is both on an inner and outer level.
Identify all that you love and all that you love to do and then set out to do just that, regardless of anyone else. It could be your “happily ever after” and the completion of a particularly severe and harsh cycle of growth. Dare to be all that you can be. Go on. The Universe is already throwing your party.

April 27, 2014

Mists and Miasma.

Hey ho, another week, another eclipse, and this time it’s solar. Why does “solar” feel more personal? It just does. It’s more in your face, more zapping and more insistent than it’s lunar counterpart. Therefore there is more to be learned here. Yet more to be confronted, examined and released before the party can begin in earnest.
To access the party we must go through the Portal. There are many and varied, just as we are. They may be found in the likeliest or unlikeliest of places…from imposing stone circles to mirrors, to the arching invitation of closely woven branches that create a doorway into the forest.
What do they all share? A point of choice, to go through and forward, or to remain. Where this becomes problematic is our limited vision, the obscured glass that we tend to operate behind, the non reality that makes up our illusory world. For there is a miasma surrounding the edges of self discovery. It disguises itself in several different ways and pretends a wisdom it may never possess.
This uneasy mist hovers from an egoic sea-foam, borne from the Egos desire to keep running the show using the old smoke and mirrors technique, the same one that keeps the wheels turning on totally the wrong track.
Take heart, for all may yet be safely gathered in. Patience again, for mists do clear and even if they don’t completely we may move forward, slowly yes, cautiously yes but always trusting that our Higher Self will steer us right if we are willing and permitting of Divine Right Action.
Go to the quiet places, those that your Soul would have you seek out and there you will fund a will and find a way.

April 12, 2014

Further Illumination

What does it take to feel better…to be better? How simple and how complex is the process of healing, of returning to rightness. Understanding itself is a multi-layered affair. It can never be instant. As soft rain on solid rock, eventually it permeates. Impatience is understandings enemy and egos best friend. Impatience mocks slow steady progress and may interrupt a full download with diastrous consequences.
I’m mentioning this now as we are rapidly approaching the total lunar eclipse on the 15th of this month during the full moon. This moon is known as the Pink Moon, or the Blood Moon, take your pick, but whatever you call it this one promises to be quite something. And if by several miracles of faith we manage to cope with this one, on the 29th of the month a total solar eclipse in Taurus is kindly waiting for us! All is taking place during a mega Cardinal Grand Cross so however intense we think things have been, the reality is”
you ain’t seen nothing yet!”
Communication will not be a clear and straightforward process and for those of us who consider we are great at it and who believe in the power of communication to solve all ills, we will be swiftly disabused of that notion. I hesitate to use the word “challenging”, yet that is how most people’s behaviour will be. May even be downright nasty.
Why so? It’s mostly down to change. That which we all claim to want when it’s positive, but really it terrifies us. We want change without changing and unfortunately that cannot be done. This disturbing period presents us with both internal and external far reaching changes that will ultimately affect our work, home life, relationships and our self identity. Those patterns we cling to are being broken down and shattered beyond repair. Seeing clearly is now our only promise of security and in the crimson light of The Blood Moon such vision is even more elusive than ever.
May we have the wisdom to stay both present and balanced and if not then to be protected and silent and this too shall pass.

April 4, 2014

Retreat Restore Resurrection

It is often the case in each lifetime that the soul’s needs, too long ignored, cry out with some urgency for some space to be and to experience being in a sacred way. For this reminds us of our true home, the realm of Spirit. It is where we come from and where we return to. Our lives, our existences, that bit we experience in between, may take us closer to Spirit and thus to our true Nature or, more often, leads us along a circuitous route in the opposite direction. When this is the case to retreat becomes essential.
A retreat allows, facilitates and encourages a space to occupy away from the daily concerns of “normal” life…if indeed the lives of most people may ever be described as such.
Choosing how, when and where to retreat can be a challenge. To be in complete solitude or to have a community around you….To be in rural isolation, by the sea or in the desert…To be in silence or to share out loud your most intimate thoughts, feelings and secrets.
Having nearly come to the end of my 9 months of retreat and self Spiritual Life Coaching sessions, I am pondering my choices for the last restorative month before resuming in the world again. My friend and former editor Alex Wenman is offering an Easter retreat on Crete. It sounds wildly appropriate. Check it out for yourself at
Not for me this time, as limited mobility restricts my choices and that’s probably a blessing. I have found that for me to be alone with my dog, preferably in this new walled garden, with the smell of the sea drifting over when the tide comes in, is when I can glimpse heaven again and that makes my soul sing.

March 21, 2014

Spring has Sprung.

Some long ago time I dreamed of a then unfamiliar Goddess. She came to me in a long white dress which gently whispered radiant bride, yet said nothing of marriage.She had copper/gold hair, as I once had, carried armfuls of white flowers, all those that I love, hyacinths that are connected with Apollo, anemones beloved of Aphrodite and white bluebells for everlasting love in its purest form.The spear She was also managing to carry seemed oddly appropriate. Love brings forth the Warrior in us all, however delicate we may appear. Behind Her was a zebra and a unicorn.
Again this morning She came, Bridie Her name this time. She spoke of gentle joys and showed me where these could be found and then of war and the challenges that are to come. The bear and the wolf were Her companions this time.
She left me in the most deliciously fragrant mist. A hint of it remains in the air here even now…
What do I take from this visitation? Apart from great pleasure that is.. I am reminded of the Divinity within all of us and that everything contains its opposite. A life without challenges is no life, for there can be no progression, no learning without struggle.
The first bursts of wild Spring energy confirms this. The extra light available to us brings a natural desire to cleanse on many and all levels. Yet this cannot be done by any other means than great effort.
When that effort is made the Universe supports our endeavours and more…And then the Magic truly begins…more of which to come
Blessings, Love and Light.

March 10, 2014

Economies of Scale

In many senses my world has rather considerably shrunk. It has happened in a way that seems paradoxically both rapid and gradual. In a five month period I have gone from a good level of physical fitness to being unable to walk further than a few paces. The main challenge here is the change of pace. Where once my body movements were as swift as my mental processes, now my thoughts streak ahead and I’m finding it difficult to slow them down enough to allow for coherence in speech.
Yet being on conceptual overload has its compensations for a mystic. There is endless delight in seeing worlds within a grain of sand, or my particular favourite of disappearing into the bright beauty of a Spring flower petal. Then the human aspect of self arises out of a longing to continue to explore, to physically travel to far flung places, prompted by what? Fear of time running out, or the welcome distraction of escapism? Perhaps both and yet more, for how very beautiful is this planet, the only planet of choice in the Universe and how hard it is to practise detachment from its siren calls, the love of people and places and my animal companions.
This early Spring some Venus plants have gone into the earth here, in this new garden: Angelica for female creative energy and Jasmine for love magic. I want to see them flower and yes I’m still working on patience.

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