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Full Moon in Pisces
August 26.2018
7:56a.m. (EDT)

A bit of information about the Full Moon’s energies and an audio pathworking to be used in calling healing and self-compassion into your being. Enjoy…

Article:
Tomorrow the Moon waxes full….
Tomorrow the healing flows in grace….
But, Today your healing begins!

Lady Moon spreads her light and the waters of renewal reach deeply into cavernous spaces that have long lain barren. It has been a long and tiresome time leading up to this Full Moon. The intensity and power of retrogrades, eclipses and Solar power that has been un-relentless, has left many feeling raw, exposed, vulnerable and uncertain. Read more…

Audio:
The Healing Moon of Grace

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Just because today is a new Moon in Gemini, an astrological sign where words get tangled in the web of communication and expression, I am sharing a writing about something that I keep returning to, unsettled and anxious about the reply….

…..Where Are You Going?

Such a simple question for an answer that is deep and complex. If you’d asked me that question last year I would have said, “I’m moving forward. I’m making progress in my endeavors and I am spending my time and energy wisely.” Very articulate statement and optimistic answer. Seems to be a straightforward and simple answer, but nothing could be further from the complexity of truth.

If you’d asked me the same question three months ago, I would have paused in my response, turning my thoughts to what I had perceived as growth and progress as I weighed and measured the validity of those statements made prior. Internally, I would allow space to think more deeply on the intricacies of the question. Let me chew and digest each word so that I can extract every bit of vital essence held in each letter of each word.

Where are you going?…. Take a breath, sit comfortably and let’s chow down…

Where is a marker of time and place; a location, or perhaps a destination. The mystery of where is all wrapped up in perception and identification. Where is neither past nor present and by default the future of a where is aptly determined by what has been experienced within the gift of spaciousness.

Are stimulates the knowledge and subtle awareness of existence. But, what state that existence resides within and what layer of consciousness awakens within that state of being is fulfilled by the ability to fully embody our presence in all of the worlds and all of the forms we move fluidly within. From this state of are the immanence of our Spirit evolves as co-creator.

You is such a recognizable word, defined by the recipient of its identification. You is filled with potential, but the limitation of that potential is in how closely we identify the you that takes on every form and attribution imaginable. Keyword – imagine – aka. envision. The power of vision is indisputable and the power of creative change is tightly interwoven into you. It begs to answer the questions……

Who are you?
What are you?
What more can you become?

Defining you is a labyrinth, a maze that you spend lifetimes analyzing and refining, all directed by the nuances of our perception at any given moment.

And, finally the goal of inquiry – Going – the punctuated ending of a question that in its simplicity unravels the threads of a tapestry that forms a piece of our over arching life story.

Going implies movement, towards or from a destination that becomes a “where”. What form does that movement take? Spinning wheels stuck in mud are movement, yet they remain for a time, within a perceived singular location of limitation. Going gives range and depth and a necessary spatial awareness of hope for what could be. Always a diversion from what is; the desire compelling “you” forward-backward-all ways and the intended goal digressing into and by necessity from the desperation felt- “anywhere, but here”.

So, today with the Moon waxing New in the inquisitive and talkative sign of Gemini, I ask myself…

Where Am I Going?

The answer is relatively simple…

I am going deeper into the moment, as I Am and without expectation!

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I stand outside bathed in a warm glow of light and the Harvest Moon whispers to me…

I know your secrets
I know your joys
I know your sorrows
I know who you are.

I have seen all that
Has been is and will be.

I have seen evolution and growth
Devolution and decay
And the ebb and flow of
My waters have brought from
The sea of creation life that
Will begin the cycle anew.

Peace and community
War and famine
Building and destruction
Wisdom and arrogance.

I have know all of these
Things and yet I remain
Watchful and filled with hope
For the potential I see.

The land is filled with
Potential for what the next
Planting and harvest will bring.

You are filled with potential for
What your next actions and offerings
Will bring.

I know your secrets and now
You know my mysteries and the
Gift of your place within them.

The Moon is Full today and opportunity abounds. Read more about its energies and gifts at:

Temple of the Cosmic Spheres-Rekindling Hope! and enjoy a special recorded pathworking here: A Pathworking of Renewal

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In honor of the NEW MOON that occurred on Friday, August 14th….

The New Moon is the beginning of the cycle of increased flow and dynamics. It embodies the Goddess as the Maiden. Youthful, fertile and ripe with creative outpour and though lacking the experience of the Crone, she has more than enough enthusiasm to seek out the many paths that could be taken. It is to some degree the allowance of nature taking its course, directed towards a goal of productive manifestation. It is the yearning and desire that is inherent in the Maiden that will attract to Her that which she desires most. And, it is this energy, which if with intention and correct thought is set into motion during this phase, will blossom with the waxing of the Moon.

Hidden

The Lady holds
Her mystery in
Silent waiting orb.

Her milky white lantern
Hidden in the darkness
Of velvet ebony night.

Sun King gives way as
Sweet New Moon weaves
Her veil of star light and
Pulsing ebb and flow.

She speaks not a word
Her call answered deep
Within the heart that turns
Within to claim her hidden light.

The Silent Moon is calling
The rite of the Hermit has begun.

To read more about the New Moon in Leo of August 14.2015
Lions, War and Love! Oh, My!

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The Moon is Full tomorrow in the astrological sign of Leo. Take the Lion’s Share…

Rest looking out on moon lit waters
Pause anchored strongly in self-knowing
Moon shines on mirrored surface and
Water reaches towards primal force
Majestic in its Power and strength.

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Temple of the Cosmic Spheres

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Today is November 1st- All Soul’s Day.  The veils between the worlds of the living and the dead are thinning and we have greater access to our ancestors and loved ones who have passed.  This month has been extraordinarily dense for me this year.  Not only in the amount of work expected, but in the general feeling of the pervasiveness of the atmosphere and energy surrounding.  Now this would not normally be unusual given the season of the year and the opening of the veils, but, this year seems different.  The thinning seemed to begin much earlier and the heaviness of death and whispers of those wishing to be heard by the living once again seems to be deafening at times.

The other point in the year where these veils are thinnest occurs at Beltane.  There is a lightness about that opening heralded in the anticipation and promise of new life crossing into the physical realms brought forth by the quickening and fecundity of what is waiting to burst forth.  The opening of Samhain speaks of loss and the anticipation of opportunity to reconnect to those who have passed in this or previous years. It is a bittersweet sadness that colors the celebration of lives well lived and although it is palpable, thick and dense, the density is one of being wrapped in a heavy warm cloak.

In contrast, the density of this year seems more to be that of unfinished business and the extra weight of what needs to be said; to be heard and to asked. Many I have spoken with agree that this year they are very much in need of the wisdom gifted by their chosen ancestor(s) and those answers to deep and painful questions loom large in the foreground in determining what kind of action will carry them forward  and out of what has been a challenging year for many.

Although, October 31st is the recognized Sabbat for most, the true and astronomical date of Samhain generally occurs somewhere around November 6–9th. This accounts for the lingering aftermath of ancestral energy beyond the Oct. 31st celebrations.  This year the date is November 7th a few days following a potent New Moon in Scorpio and unusual hybrid Solar Eclipse.  So, the astrological energy will be ripe with challenge and potential and Scorpio’s energy will enhance the deep seeking within ourselves and the answers sought out from our Ancestors.

Each year has been different in what I have needed; some years only needing to honor and not to ask. My needs this year are much the same as my friends and the heaviness I have been feeling is as much of my own making as that of the opening of the veils. I set into motion my intent for reaching out to my ancestors last night, drawing on the collective energy that this particular night holds.  Each night I will light the candles on my ancestral altar, paving the way for our meeting.  Each night I will offer up the questions I have and leave offerings of my love and respect for what they gifted in life and what I request from them now.  And, finally on November 7th I will do ritual, celebrate and sit, listening for the answers I seek.

This is my intent as the veils thin and I am reminded of my place in the cycle of life and death, for each must be honored and in those times of union when the two become as one the deeper wisdoms of each may be shared freely in perfect love and perfect trust.

May your Samhain be blessed and fruitful in your intent!

Resources:

If you would like to use a pathworking of meeting the ancestors, please read Parting the Veils and Opening to Ancestral Wisdom on WitchVox. And, a great tool for finding out the true dates of the Solstices, Equinoxes & Cross-Quarters is the Archeoastronomy Site.

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This poem is an excerpt from the final installment of a Three Round working with the Triple Goddess Hecate.  Enjoy!

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I wait for you at the
Dark waning of the Moon.

I wait at the crossroads
And, my silence reaches
Out to draw you back to me.

I have called to you as
The Maiden who knows
The power of her desire.

I have held out loving arms
To enfold you as only a
Mother can do to comfort
The child that has strayed.

And, now I wait in the power
Of age and wisdom that
Has seen all and can see
The truth or dishonesty that
Spills forth from seeking lips.

I am cloaked in the darkness
But those who have the
Courage to come to me
See the truth of my hidden
Light that burns brightly
With the lantern of time’s
Ancient mystery.

 

Read More at Womb of Light

 

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