Delicious lovely! Happy Magickal, Mysterious, Merry, Melodious, Magnificent, Magickal Manifesting Monday!
How are you? Here the air has literally changed and I can smell that early winter smell mixed with wood smoke from cosy fireplaces. As I go for my big yomps with Danu the wise (but young) therapy doggo I’ve noticed that people are putting up tons of sparkly lights – I so LOVE sparkly lights! Also, when I moved here a year ago I noticed that people decorated their outdoor trees with HUGE, I mean HUGE Big Balls! (Thus very quickly I experienced Big Ball Envy!) So this year I thought – I need me some BIG BALLS! Bright, shiny, sparkly and eye catching lolol. I put this thought out there to friends and random strangers and lo and behold I manifested gorgeous gold crescent moons with a single star on them, big glorious gold balls and …….. Drum roll please! BIG BLUE BALLS! (Trust me, some days I have the humour of a 10 year old boy!) Yup, huge, mammoth BIG BLUE SHINY BALLS! Snort!
A couple of my boys very kindly clambered up the huge cherry tree that is right outside my front door and bedecked it with all the moons and balls (and they even made blue ball jokes). So now when I sit out on my front stoop with a cuppa tea watching the birds flock in I can also chuckle at my big blue balls bouncing in the breeze! (And call to mind that AC/DC song Big Balls).
Okay enough of those shenanigans!
Can you feel it? The change in the season, the change in the energy? We are in the glorious early Winter energy where we are being invited to go into the dark, to go inward, to ponder, perk, plan and prepare! Winter Solstice is just around the corner and I am so thrilled as it is one of my most favourite times of year. I will be putting together a glorious package on rituals, energy and ways of celebrating the Winter Solstice, so make sure you are on the email list. However, the bottom line is very much about – into the dark we go and even more so as we are approaching a new decade!
If you remember the Shamanic energy for October was – Rewriting the Story, November was – Proactive Change and December is “GET PREPARED, BE PREPARED!”
As Lena shares:- “How prepared are you for the future? Do you know who you are, what you want, what you have, where you are going and who with?
If you are traveling to a new place for a new adventure, you have one suitcase to pack. What will you pack? What do you truly need?
Think of moving into the future as preparing for an adventure into a new landscape. This new landscape is mostly an inner one at first that will end up shifting and recreating the outer one as we out-picture our lives from a new perspective, set of values and creative inspirations. We are right up against a huge shift in consciousness that is waking up our instincts and motivation to unclutter ourselves and take only what we need to fulfill our dreams and desires into the future.
What makes you happy, satisfied, fulfilled and content? Knowing who you are is one of the most important ways you can get and be prepared. If you know yourself, you won’t be tempted by false information or other people’s opinions. You will be able to make you own choices that may even go against what you have done in the past. Your motivation for life is what will drive your own personal creativity and direction, and your instincts and intuition should always be included.” You can read more here.
Mixed in with that delicious energy is the last Full Moon of the year and the last Full Moon of the decade! According to the Famer’s Almanac this Full Moon is on December 12th at 12:12 EST and is known as the Cold Moon or the Long Nights Moon. (It’s also the Gemini Full Moon).
This Full Moon is a potent time to say goodbye to the stories of the past and to free yourself from any stresses, burdens, or anxieties that you no longer wish to carry. It is also a great time to bring resolution or let go of anything unresolved that was brewing around the last set of Eclipses in July 2019.
While there is support from the Moon to do release work around this time, there is also a powerful vibration of healing too, which will guide us to retreat so we can feel recharged and restored. This a very gentle and empowering moon so don’t over stress it, but release what you feel no longer serves you. For those doing the glorious Moon Bowl Ritual, this is when you will start taking a stone out a day, still repeating your themed intention!
Yesterday I lit the second candle in my lovely homemade Advent wreath – this is the candle of Hope and Love (it’s also the celebration of the light of plants – plants that reach up to the sun and in the breezes dance). Now the word “Hope” has never been one of my favourite words as I find it is used far too much i.e. – I hope the kids do their chores, I hope I win the lottery, I hope the cat doesn’t cough a hairball on the clean laundry………. So the word Hope always felt a bit banal to me, thus, I went exploring and reading and have to say I really like this definition, it is one I can get behind:-
“Hope is a feeling of trust, a security, and a reason to keep going. It is a passionate desire of our heart. It is a feeling of expectation and a longing for a certain thing to happen.” – Verity Russell
So let me ask – What do you Hope for?
Okay, let’s crack on with the reading. It was quite interesting today, as I know for a fact I was guided to the 3 cards that should be shared and yet when I lay them out there were 4????? Ah well, there is a message here that really wants to be shared! So when I went to the cards and asked who would like to guide and support this week I giggled when I saw it was The Oracle of Shadows and Light. With the invitation to walk into the darkness of Winter Solstice and soon to be Winter, as well as the Full Moon. Perfect!
Now if these guides are new to you, please let me introduce them:- Wisdom for Misfits, Mystics, Seekers, and Wanderers. Bittersweet…Unheard…Unconventional…Rebellious…Cheeky…Whimsical…Invisible. They’re not the words you often hear associated with the spiritual world, are they? Nevertheless, some of the most spiritual beings who have ever lived are those who have been most at odds with what we call the mainstream. They do not fit in. They have had moments of despair. And they know being truthful, and being real, is one of the greatest strengths and spiritual paths of all! They ask you to step out from the shadows, to no longer hide your light away, and to consult with an oracle that acknowledges your individuality and strange genius! How’s that for a warm welcome?
The crystals that came to offer their energy are:- Chrysocolla – new beginnings, starting over, motivation and inspiration, Mookaite -a stone for the here and now and harnessing the earth’s energies. Blue Apatite – increases your appetite for life on your terms and last but not least Ruby Zoisite – Ruby Zoisite has a strong spiritual nature that will also help your consciousness and spiritual learning.
You ready? Take a moment, it doesn’t have to be long – but do gift yourself with a moment or two to just Breathe. Breathe in through your nose long and deep and let it out through your open mouth and as you settle into your body I invite you to see in your minds’ eye the shadows and the light and intertwined amongst both is Hope. Let that float there with no judgment. If you need some support with this there is a lovely guided visualisation for you to work with.
Then when you feel ready, pick the card or cards that call to you or brush against your minds eye.
Did you remember to pick?
Let’s go uncover, shall we?
FAIRY OF THE HIGHLANDS
It’s time to be brave.
The Fairy of the Highlands does not want to fight; she feels it is not in hernature. She wants to resolve disputes peacefully. But she will fight if it must come to that. And she is showing you now that you too have the means to stand up for yourself – even though you have almost chronically avoided conflict and allowed others to take advantage.
It is time to take up this sword, step into that part of yourself that knows how to take a stand, speak the truth, and not back down when the threat of conflict looms. It may seem unnatural, and wrong, and frightening, and this little fairy knows it. But it is time; and this giving up of what you have worked so hard for in order to avoid conflict or confrontation is no longer right. Take the stand, and hold up the word.
The time of truce is over. It is time to speak your truth and be strong. People have been taking over your ground, wanting what you have worked hard for, without doing the work themselves. They have done so by taking advantage of your peaceful nature. But enough is enough. Sad as it is, it is time to change this, to cut away the cords between you and those who have taken so much, and now you will go into battle. Yes, it is sad. Yes, the Highland Fairy is sad for you. But do not allow sorrow and guilt to neglect self-protection.
Honour yourself, raise your sword, and do not back down!
Your sensuality is beautiful!
You’re being reminded of the treasures you have that you may have labeled “bad” and perhaps even pushed away, forced underneath. We often have negative thoughts – that we are too short, too tall, our thighs too large, our breasts too small, our hair not right, our face not pretty enough. We speak to ourselves in negative ways, and we begin to feel we are not good enough. And when this takes place, the result can be that we begin to create negative experiences, blockages, and difficulties.
We push away, rather than attract them. We hide for fear that what others see will not be good enough. But this mermaid of the hidden spaces is here to show you that your dark thoughts have told you lies about your great beauty; you are your own self, and all that you are is perfect, whole, and complete. You may try to push her away and refuse to believe that you are beautiful. But when you are ready, she will swim to you and free you from all the harmful, negative thoughts and experiences, all the “sewage”. You will begin to believe that no matter what, you are a beautiful being, healthy, attractive, and one who deserves love, respect, and affection.
It’s time to believe in yourself – that you are attractive, beautiful, and worthy of love and respect. She will show you how to see your body as a place of health, delight, and strength. Let’s clean up your physical and mental acts. Let’s love all aspects of the physical self. Let us not criticise and hate ourselves, no matter our size, shape, or differences. We are all unique expressions of the Divine – and that truth most certainly applies to you. Let us not be ashamed anymore.
Let us celebrate who we are, and learn to love the differences, and be grateful for all that we have, are, and will be.
DRESS OF ALCHEMY
Release your Power!
You have strong, powerful, vibrant energy that changes lives. And with that comes great responsibility. Some people may be eroding their own energy fields with blame, discontent, and choosing the same destructive patterns over and over again. When this being walks in, she shows that it is possible to change deeply and truly, and to become clear, bright, strong, healthy, and very powerful in terms of your energy.
She understands the responsibility – and has worked consistently and with great discipline and earnestness to be able to create. The eyes in her wings make it impossible to ide from the truth of who you are.
It is time for you celebrate who you truly are at this time, to acknowledge you have some energetic debris that needs to be cleared, and when you do this, the gold of who you truly are will shine through, just as these alchemical symbols shine from her dress.
It is no longer possible in this new energy to hide who you are. You must take the time to be truly yourself. There is no cloak to hide within, as you can see: this dress she wears reveals all her magicks and all her secrets. The secrets and the wisdom of the ages are being revealed now more than ever before.
When you have cleared your energy field of the guilt, the fear, the jealousy, and the envy, you will be able to shine brightly, too.
TWO LITTLE WITCHES
Magickal space-clearing time.
From out of the shadows come the Two Little Witches, solemn and sincere. They fix you with their clear green and blue gaze, and ready you for the magick that is the broom they are about to pass on to you! And what is the magickal secret of this broom?
Why, that it can sweep clear any old, stale energy that is lurking about you at the moment.
Take this broom and see it whisk all by itself once, twice, three times, widdershins around your house, your hearth, your home, and it will clear out all that is hiding in the shadows of the corners and the underneath of the rooms of your soul and home! (Widdershins is the traditional direction for clearing energy. It means against the sun, in the northern hemisphere go in counter clockwise direction and in the southern hemisphere go in a clockwise direction.)
When it is done, they clap their hands three times, and the broom returns to their arms, and they move on to the next home that needs their help.
But now that is done, what will you fill your space and your life with? That is the greatest, and trickiest, choice of all, but one which only you can make!
Make the mundane work for you – it’s time to conduct a house clearing, followed by a house blessing. Whenever we make a change, we always rediscover stuff we’ve been hanging on to. Stuff that’s weighed us down, without our even realising it was there.
Time for a space clear for you!
Wow! What glorious cards – how did you feel about the ones you picked? Well delicious lovely I wish you a stupendous week, a glorious Full Moon, may you take time to go inwards and play with the shadows and the light. Over the next bit we will be exploring Winter Solstice, WOTY and a few other delightful nuggets to support you in entering a new decade! Many of you have asked if I am opening up spots for a personalised reading as a Solstice special. I will let you know next week. Sending you huge hugs and squeezes, moments of peace, hope, joy and love and remember – You are Precious and Important! Have a great week!