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New Moon in Leo
4:44p.m. EDT

Sun in Leo

Fire erupts from
Water’s cool embrace.

Flames of liquid light
Reaching out from healing
Chakras centerpoint.

I claim the healing
That flows organically.

I claim the strength
That moves from the Source.

I claim the life that
That pulses with every
Heart’s beat.

I claim the wholeness
That was my birth rite.

I claim the Goddess and
God that create within me.

Let the healing begin
In waters under darkened
Moon’s light.

Breathe in the liquid
Light of rainbow’s hue.

Let is bubble up from you
And let the healing begin
In the flames of Leo’s sun.

The Moon is new today in the astrological sign of Leo. King of the heavens, dynamically charged and demanding attention and recognition. These fires now being applied to the watery nature of a moon that flows with the seeds of catalytic change ripe and ready to re-program them towards the desired goal as the energy builds and gains steam in preparation for the big reveal at the Full Moon on the 18th.

Fire is abundantly represented now, with five of the luminaries wearing the astrological garb of the catalyst:

Sun, Moon and Venus in Leo

Saturn and (at 1:49pm EDT) Mars in Sagittarius

(newly)Retrograde Uranus in Aries

Each of the modalities, or expressions of flow represented:

Cardinal Aries ushering in the seeds of potential and the enthusiastic vision of hope

Fixed Leo standing strong and steady in a blaze of fire that organically transforms and purges what has become dross

Mutable Sagittarius that seeks community and reaches broadly wherever its arrows of active intention set alight a new path

What began as a simple day of the New Moon has now become the recipe for allowing the waters that flame to heal, transform and begin the work of new growth. But, you must be willing to step out of the worry and dread that has permeated much of the worldview lately and set the intention of moving forward, bolstered and prepared for what may still lay ahead. The soothing waters of a correctly heated hot tub soothe achy joint and muscle. And, taking the time to lovingly and purposefully prepare the ambiance of the environment in support of those soothing waters calms the mind and feeds the heart. Settling deeply into the sacred vessel(s); physical body and tub itself- eases the strain of standing and having to fully support the weight accumulated from stress, dis-ease and worry. But, the emergence from this getaway! Ah, that is the sweet spot of choice where you can intentionally arise with renewed hope and energy about how the body can heal and the serenity in outlook. Or, you can arise, distraught that you must leave this sanctuary, dreading the return of ache and stress and undoing all that was released to the healing waters.

This New Moon offers choice at a time when we sorely are in need of feeling empowered, whole and strong. We are not alone in this endeavor. Seek out your family and support systems. Cry, scream, dance, move, write! Let the waters move through you and then allow what does not serve to burn away in the exertion of your will and efforts. We are primed and ready to let the healing begin and the luminaries that move with us are also ready to offer the support and need to navigate this shift in perception.

Wired For Healing Change

Mars (action and assertion) transits into the social sign of fiery Sagittarius, leaving behind the Scorpio’s intensity.  And, retrograde Saturn, the great organizer remains in Sagittarius. Let these fuel your actions towards healing as you reach out (Sagittarius) to those closest to you allowing the structure(Saturn) to steady the arrows of your intention as they fly freely moving through the  inspirational air that feeds those flexible flames. Uranus, the planet of impulse, electrical discharge and master of the neurological system, stationed Retrograde on the 29th of July in another sign of fire, Aries. Gather that electrical impulse(Uranus) that kickstarts the new and direct it towards a change in your response to enthusiastically (Aries) embraces hope.

The Healing Temple

Many years ago I wrote a pathworking entitled the Healing Temple. I have returned to the space I created on many occasions and have shared its construct with others who were in need of claiming their own space of healing and, more importantly, their active role in creating it. On this night of the New Moon I offer this pathworking to you. Fill it with your intentions, desires and needs and then let it expand to encompass all that you interact with. Your energy will change in in so doing, the seeds of hope and renewal will spread, uplifting all….

Please enjoy The Healing Temple recorded meditation in the Astro Gifts section of Teachings on the Path… Click here

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I just taught a class today at Delmarva Pagan Pride Day entitled: Awakening the Inner Sun-The Fires of Will. I have worked with solar energy for many years and what I love about this energy is the metamorphic change that occurs at all levels. The physical Sun provides heat, generates nutrients in the body and strengthens. The Spiritual Sun enlivens us and fills us with purpose and action that is bolstered by a continually renewable source. The Midnight Sun catalyzes us onto the mystery of our earth’s core and the knowledge that although we may move in the darkness of night, the Sun continues to shine in the opposite hemisphere.

I offer this week 2 excerpts relating to the Solar Energy that flows in and around us. One is a poem I wrote some years ago and the other an excerpt from my book, A Weekly Reflection: Musings on the Year. Enjoy!

Awakening

The heat moves through me
Calling me to flow along
Its path of blazing light.

I call to the ashes that
The Phoenix may rise up
Within me to break free
Of what has held me inert.

Wings beat furiously and
Strain with expansion upwards
Quickening the spark of flame.

Blinding light flashes
And I move through
The flaming center
Of the sun.

My Soul awakening in
The black iciness of
Enlightened Will.

WEEK 28: The Solar Connection

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We feel the power of the sun’s energy upon us both daily and throughout the year. If we consider not only the physical considerations of the Sun as the central planet of our solar system, but also look from a magickal and metaphysical perspective the attributes that we associate with solar energy are all pervasive in our daily experience.

The Sun is connected to the chakra (energetic center) which is located centrally within our body, the solar plexus. It is from this point that we generate and release energy. It is from this central location that when we are engaged in spiritual practice that we feel the beginning stirrings of the rise of that energy. This is the place of energetic awakening and return.

You could think of the solar plexus as being the sustainer (of aroused energy), the life and light bearer (energy produces light and a new state of being) and that which warms (energy produces heat) and promotes growth (energy moves us from one state of being to an expanded and enhanced state of awareness).

Spend some time this week out in the sunlight. Visualize the sun enlivening the spark of sun within you.

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Incense wafts in the air etching
Spirals of fragrant peace.

Eyes of light open releasing healing
Compassion and quiet sanctuary.

Hands open in welcome and calmness
Flows from each finger soothing me.

Beauty and grace fill my sight and I
Am strong in the harmony of self.

All is quiet
All is gentle
All is imbued with a
Love that is unconditional
And knows no bounds.

The Goddess smiles and the world
Stills its arcane chatter and begins the
Dialogue of Divine serenity.

The Goddess Kuan Yin is one I turn to when I am most in need of finding the stillness and space of peace within myself. She is the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Mercy. Her nature is one of forgiveness and the serenity that is found, most especially, in forgiveness of self is profound.

May her peace fill you with the knowledge that you are loved unconditionally by the Divine.

Poem excerpted from: Sleeping with the Goddess: Nights of Devotion by R. Fennelly
February2015.Serpent’s Gate Publishing

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This week’s writing prompt on The Pagan Experience was a call to share a favorite invocation or devotional to Deity. I have chosen the poem below. This was written many years ago as I worked to know more deeply the nature of the Goddess as one who remained always beside me, sharing and guiding my mundane life’s experiences. I envisioned Her as a dear and treasured friend who knew me as no other and with whom I could simply “be”.

And, because of this intimate connection and bond forged, I am ever mindful that She stands with me as support, ally and trusted friend.

Come walk with me and
Share my grand adventure
Our steps will mark the way
For those who wish to follow.

Come sit with me and quench
Your thirst with the beauty of
What surrounds us.

Come dance with me on the
Shores of crystal blue waters
The sun looking down in
Benevolence as we embrace
Beneath the warming rays.

Come lay beside me as
Time and dreamscape
Claim their hold.

Come sleep with me and
Let Divine ecstasy unfold
Dreams in the knowledge of me.

Come hold me and tell
Me of your dreams that
Stretched long into the night.

Come walk with me as we
Talk of what was revealed.

The land gives way and
Miles of space lay ahead
Beckoning new turns with
Each new dreamtime path.

Come explore with me the
Truth of your journey and
The gift of mystery in this life.

Come walk with me and
Share my grand adventure
Our Light will mark the way
For those who wish to follow.

Excerpted from: Sleeping with the Goddess-Nights of Devotion(R.Fennelly.2015)

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As above
So below
The snow falls
Silently and
Steadily.

Icy gems of water
Each unique in their
Pattern and design.

Sky opens and cold
Takes shape and form
As the breath of the winds
And all of nature shakes
A frosty hand commanding
Our attention.

For this brief space
Of time all slows
In its usual frantic
Pace and looks
Outward marveling
At the beauty.

Ground of manifest earth
Is garbed in sky’s mystery
And silence falls heavy
And full in its profound
Beauty.

As above
So below
I await the
Outpouring of
Each unique gem
Of space and time
Held in the cold.

I open to the
Profound stillness
And find myself garbed
In the product of
Heaven’s downpour
Each word heard
Each face met
Each teaching found
Unique in its beauty.

I had the opportunity to spend four wonderful days at The Between the Worlds/Sacred Space joint conferences this past week just outside of Baltimore, MD. And, despite the snow and challenging driving conditions we had a full conference of 410 people, all eager to learn, share and grow. And, in thinking about this prompt, I’ve decided to take a decidedly different perspective about what that statement means to me in this present time and space.

As above, so below! These words are filled with potential and that potential is limitless and pervasive when we allow ourselves the freedom to make application of its meaning to everything we encounter mundanely and magickally. Just as the ground accepts the carpeting of its expanse in the blanket of a snowfall, we as manifest beings await the wearing of a new mantle. Remember how as a child you wished for a significant snowfall because that meant a day off from school, sledding, hot chocolate and more. A time to be free and experience the natural world with enthusiasm and joy!

As we get older and inclement weather means challenging travel and potential hardship, we look up to skies and the creamy veil of whiteness just before the first flakes fall is not always a welcome sight. But, regardless of a feeling of dread or excitement, there is a transition of stillness that can be felt by all just at the moment the first uniquely formed snow flake falls. There is an inward breath that becomes the exhaling of all we anticipated for that day’s experience, now changed because nature created in response to moisture and cold.

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And, as the first words of the opening ritual called forth the Divine to bless the space and the work to be done, the snow had stopped and the silence of a newly colored space outside pulled the energy into itself sending it up towards sky. As the days progressed and the pace of the outside world gathered steam again with cleared roads sunny sky, the pace of the conference also gathered its energy as the reflection of our own light shone brightly in each face, glistening like the the icy prisms of bushy branch.

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By the time the conference ended on Sunday afternoon, what had been brittle and cold was already softening and melting under the heat of clear intention-filled sun light. Much like those who for this space of time entered in silence and mass; each unique in their path and intent. The hard edges that had accompanied at the start and the icy cold that became outer shell of what was warm and vibrant within had yielded to the light of transformation and empowerment. Each person now a blazing sun that was reflection of the changing outer world and its return to Spring’s quickening.

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My post this week is a collection of several articles I have written over the years about Earth. These are a reflection of some of the ways I perceive earth. Enjoy…

ASTROLOGY
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The Astrological Signs associated with Earth are:

Taurus
Virgo
Capricorn

THE ELEMENTAL CONNECTION

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Earth as an alchemical element is expressed as strength of foundation and stable support:

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QABALAH

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Earth is expressed as The Sphere of Malkuth

The Kingdom of Malkuth on WitchVox Article

EARTH AS GODDESS

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The Goddess – Gaia

Gaia’s Mantle

Starlight and brilliance of
Sun’s solar flare
White and golden red
Woven tapestry of
Jet black Cosmos.

Green and brown
Of fertile land
Blue of sun kissed
Watery basin
Rainbow of color
Spread across
Pattern of cloth
Textured and etched
In crystal and stone.

Blackness of heated striation
Of rock’s core as gentle bud
Pushes upward towards sun’s
Radiant blessing as Gaia sheds
Her skin and dons Spring’s
Celestial mantle of fertility.

Excerpted from my new book: Sleeping With the Goddess: Nightly Devotions

The Goddess: Hestia

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Hestia: The Lamp of Hestia

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The veils are thinning and the air is dense and thick with energy that dips into many planes and forms of being. We glimpse the shadowscape in the periphery of physical vision and soften our gaze seeking out what stands just out of sight. We honor the transition into death and we envision the calm of rest from corporeal form. We are acutely aware of own mortality and metaphorically summon the hand of death to remove from us those things that hold us inert and unproductive. We call to a vision of wisdom and inner knowing as we move through our mundane lives hoping to be ever connected to what has passed beyond as source of eternal love and gentle guiding hand, Contemplation and inner reflection are our persistent companions and we make good use of this brief space of time to offer up call to our ancestors and beloveds for guidance and wisdom.

 

Seek out the quiet of a space
Cloaked in the mantel of darkness
Attend to what lay hidden reaching
Out from silent places still unknown.

Breathe deeply into the silence
The sound of your breath the only
Resonance of echo that mirrors
Back to you your place of surrender.

Allow the hollow bone of emptiness
To offer up its vessel as space of
Wisdom’s downpour.

Breathe deeply into the darkness
You are never alone and have
But to call out for the veils
To lift and ancestor will
Heed the tender call.

Soften your eyes as you seek
Shape in the formless and the
Gift of vision will unfold
Metamorphic in its transformation
As gossamer wings of light
Flutter in ascending.

Attend to your hearing as the
Whispers of Soul’s yearning
Find the key to unlock
The mysteries of your being.

Feel the gentle kiss of a long
Gone loved one brush against
Cheek or lips receptive to the
Tenderness held in death’s embrace.

The visions flow and move like
Spectres of light bodied spirits
That seek the memory of physical
Flesh and bone.

The visions seek out those who
Would not fear their pointed
Truths and revelations honed
By time’s eternal hand.

The visions come when all is
Readied.

The Visions come when mind is
Distracted and heart is pounding wildly.

The visions come to refine and
Clarify a hidden need.

The visions come unrelentless in
The compelling need to tell their stories.

The visions come when you finally
Surrender to letting loose the
Reins of willful control.

The only thing asked in return is that you
Simply open to the power of their gifts.

Open your hearts to the space of awakening
Open your minds to the breath of inspiration
Open yourself to death’s transformative hand
Knowing that physical death is only one form
Of this vision’s mastery.

Open yourself to a greater death that holds the
Vision Of your spiritual re-making as you willingly
Offer what needs final release to its watery gates.

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