Happy Magickal, Miraculous, Magnificent, Magnanimous, Matchless, Mellow, Meditative, Merry Monday delicious lovely! Holy Hannah Honey it’s the first Monday of December! Whoot! For all of you who celebrated American Thanksgiving – how was it? Did you remember to bless those around you and most importantly yourself? Tell me you didn’t get lost in the shopping aspect (which I still don’t quite understand).
Huge thanks to all of you who shared your glorious Moon Bowls, rocks and intentions with me for this month. They were all stupendously unique and perfect! Remember this is a delicious ritual where you take an idea, turn it into intention, put attention to it and give it some action. Makes it real and manifest.
I love December for a myriad of reasons, but the biggest one for me is the Winter Solstice. This is where the longest night happens and then we slowly shift to longer days, the energy builds, there is a budding – whoosah! It’s also my youngest monsters birthday and we have never been allowed to put up a tree, decorate for Xmas or anything until his birthday and Solstice happened!
I lead an amazing group called Soul Matters and every month we work with a theme through various exercises for the month, and then gather together and practise deep listening and deep sharing as we all unpack how the experience was for us. This month the theme is AWE. What does it mean to be a person of AWE? Think about that for a moment.
I don’t know about you, but when I witness a stunning sunrise or sunset, I feel AWE. When I stand out under a clear night sky and see the beauty of all the stars, I feel AWE. But what is AWE? Our expression “awe” is rooted in the Greek word áchos which also gives us the word ache. That vastness we experience in awe opens an ache in the heart, and by doing so, expands it. Dacher Keltner says “Awe is the feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends your understanding of the world.”
So what does AWE mean to you and when do you feel it?
More often than not we feel it when we see something outside of ourselves, but here’s a little invitation, what if you looked at yourself with awe. Awe is often reserved for majestic objects outside us. But, as poet Joy Harjo reminds us, the most breathtaking and life-transforming experiences come from remembering that there isn’t really a separation between that which is “out there” and us. We are connected to the awesome world around us. Those relationships make up our “larger self.” And noticing that larger self is one of the most humbling and awe-filled experiences we can have. If you’ve never read her poem you can find it here:-https://poets.org/poem/remember-0.
Another way to play with AWE for yourself is to gift yourself with an hour of stillness (this is often the toughest and most challenging thing for people to do). Often the easiest way to encounter awe is just to sit still. And December offers so many perfect moments to sit back and soak in awe. Put on a jacket and sit on your stoop and watch the snowfall for an hour. Go to the park and sit on a bench watching the neighborhood kids sled down the giant hill, like you used to decades ago. Take an hour to look up at the stars while your favorite classical album plays in your earphones. Take a seat in the corner of the family holiday gathering and just watch the joy and love ping pong back and forth.
The aim is to sit back and still long enough to watch some piece of life unfold before you. In its unfolding, awe inevitably shows its face.
Play with it and see what happens, see how many moments and occasions of AWE you can tap into this month, it’s a game changer!
Okay, let’s crack on with the reading. The cards that wiggled and woggled to guide and support you this week are the delicious Faery Forest Oracle. Now if these are new to you, please let me introduce them:- “Let us enter the wild green world together, friend, the faery forests where the great trees speak with us, the moss soft underfoot, the light pure and gentle. The homes of the once Sacred groves of the Celts, the Saxons, and the Vikings…and to the people who were here long before we had names with which to call them to us – the faerie people. May the wild green world and the wondrous beings of this Faery Forest heal us, inspire us and urge us all to become more who we truly are meant to be.”
What deliciously perfect guides for playing with AWE.
The crystals that jiggled – Rhodonite – a glorious crystal known as the ‘Rescue Stone’ it’s an amazing heart chakra stone that promotes forgiveness and compassion for love to flourish. Pyrite – a glorious stone for the 3rd chakra. It helps enhance will power, overcome fear and anxiety. Last but not least, K-2 Jasper – can increase and elevate any of the bodies energy centres, and it stimulates psychic awareness of one’s entire body and its level of well being.
Okay, you ready? Take some glorious slow breaths in through your nose and then sigh them out through your open mouth. Breathe like this for a few moments, allowing yourself to sink back into your body and leave the dross of the frenetic behind. As you breathe, invite the sensation of AWE to come dance in your mind and tickle your tissues. Then when you are ready, pick the card or cards that whisper to you.
Did you remember to pick?
Shall we go have a little peek?
This wyzard is out and proud about their beliefs, and revels in the public use of knowledge. This is a card that can turn up when one has embraced their spiritual journey – and your joy in embracing your true self is evident. There will also be recognition, sometimes very favourable indeed. You are beginning to do what you once only dreamed of doing, becoming whom you once dreamed of being.
Your aura is charged with healing green light, your eyes shine with love and confidence, and your beauty is that of the inner natural divine self expressed outwardly. You are living your intuitive life outwardly in the world, fearlessly, powerfully, magickally, and thus you are transforming and healing the world, as well as providing a loving example of a wise one – a wyzard – to all who encounter you.
No longer do you fear rejection from friends or family as you embrace your spiritual and personal path. This is not imaginary. There is nothing alien or bizarre about being intuitive and living magickally, reconnecting with your power. Others may not understand what you speak of at this time – do not allow their limited vision to dictate who you become in this world. You will soon be asked for your guidance – offer it, as you are able to help.
THE YULE SINGER
There are times in life when our light dims so that it seems it may go out for all eternity. But when this time comes, you are being put to a great test. If you persevere at this time, you will experience a depth of life experience that will lead to you being reshaped, transformed,and, in many ways, changed. You are undergoing such an experience at present, and this card is here to share with you that at such a time of great darkness and suffering, a new light will shine and bring you back to life, a kind of reincarnation within the same life you are now experiencing.
When this takes place, the Yule Singer will come to you and sing to you the song of your deepest self. You will open up with this song and begin to live again – the pain will dissolve slowly, and surely you will enter into a time of joy and light, while the flame of your spirit rises high once again within your soul.
Expect new friendships,easy connections, fortunate moments, and growth when this beautiful being comes to you. The dark times are done with for now. You are stronger, brighter, and beginning once again a bright new cycle. Sing your song!
THE SIGIL KEEPER
When the Sigil Keeper comes to you, there will be no words. Instead, there will be shapes and signs and messages a-flowing, as tough a language of symbols is being shared with you. When she comes, you are being encouraged to participate in this process by creating and shaping your own magickal symbols and beginning to consciously choose the symbolic language that you are creating and connecting with every single day.
You may wish to find a symbol at this time that represents you and the part of the journey you are exploring at present. You may wish to look around your home and see what “hidden” symbols have worked their way into your life, and you may wish to rearrange these, remove some, replace others with symbols that are consciously chosen to be of greatest magickal support to you at this time.
Look at your clothing, what you wear, and see the symbolic nature of this, and go through your jewellery and consider carefully the energy of its symbols and whether you wish to connect with this
Sigil work is simple but ever so powerful, and this amazing being is a reminder to work with intelligence, and to exercise your choice at all times. You must choose carefully now what symbols you keep about you – for they have shaped you more than you have ever truly considered.
There we go delicious lovely. I wish for you a fantabulous week filled with AWE as Jason Silva puts it – Awe makes things new again. And that makes it the best drug in the world. Play with the exercises, allow yourself to have your breath taken away by the world that you are an integral part of. Allow yourself to take your own breath away as you are quite Awe-inspiring. Big hugs and squeezes, warm soxs and steaming cups of tea. Oh yes, and remember to play!