Happy Magnificent, Magickal, Marvelous, Mellow, Momentous, Meteoric, Mirthful first Monday of December delicious lovely! That’s right we are in a new month, in fact the last month of the year and holy hannah there’s lots waiting to welcome us. We have an energy shift, a new moon and we are soon to be at the shortest day of the year and we are all most certainly barreling towards the end of the year and whether you buy into it or not the expectations and events increase tenfold. Phew! I don’t know about you but hearing all that makes me want to take a nap!! (Which is normal as this is the season where our bodies, mind and energy turn inwards – more restorative, cocooning energy.)
Okay what shall we start with? Let’s begin with the shamanic energy of the month. So you remember that October was “Taking Inventory”, November was then “Truth” and guess what? December is “CHAOS”! (I’m not surprised by that to be honest, for a lot of people 2018 has been an intense, challenging and unsettling year.) Now don’t go running to the closet to hide, let’s explore and unpack it a bit shall we?
As the incredible Lena Stevens shares:- “This is a month of transition and we chose CHAOS as the theme because that is what happens when you have many moving parts that are disconnected and have not yet found their place to land. Chaos is the astral plane, or spirit world revealed, without form, where anything is possible if you are willing to let go of resistance and use your creativity wisely to arrange those moving parts into something you want.
Chaos often brings with it resistance, fear of losing control, confusion, physical discomfort, anxiety and an instinctive reaction to pull back and hunker down into old patterns that are familiar. Chaos also brings with it an excitement and anticipation of something new, a change, progress and creativity. Obviously, we want to stay out of resistance and focus more on the “anticipation of something new” part. When faced with chaos, it is important not to get lost in drama and lack of focus. Use discipline to keep unnecessary chaos out (such as chaos and drama belonging to someone else) and be careful not to invite unnecessary chaos in (such as adding something to your plate that you know is going to increase your level of stress, confusion and overwhelm). It is a good discipline to learn to say no to that which is an energy leak. It is also helpful to stay focused on the priorities that are not overwhelming. Keeping good boundaries is a must.”
Isn’t that delicious energy to work with as we head into the hurly burly of the holiday season with the school concerts, cookie swaps, relatives that you haven’t seen in forever coming to stay? All the more reason to pay attention to it and don’t say yes to things that will tip you off the edge due to increased stress!
Now let’s look at the New Moon that happens this week on December 7th. This lovely New Moon is the last one of this year and is in Sagittarius inviting us to release the bullshit, the drama, the heavy little chunks. Sagittarius energy is always helping us to look on the bright side of things and to focus on what we feel grateful for, and seeing the bigger picture from a more expansive point of view.
Saying that, we can sometimes get so bogged down in our own thoughts and feelings, and in the drama of it all, that we can very quickly start constructing our own falsehoods of reality. When we find ourselves so bogged down in this type of thinking, we have to step back, we have to get some space between our thoughts, and we have to try to look at things from the outside.
Where have you been holding someone in debt to you for something they did? Where have you been holding yourself in debt due to a judgement about yourself or a little chunk of lurking shame? This is the time to really let it all go, pull the big girl panties on and own your piece and make amends for it and let the other bits of flotsam and jetsam flow away and be released. (Trust me, you will feel shed tons lighter and what a glorious way to feel when you head into Equinox and New Years!)
We have now explored the energy of the month, the New Moon and now let’s take a brief moment and explore the energy of the season. The energy right now is one of a downward spiral, an inward reflective, nurturing spiral. Think of dark skies early in the afternoon, turning on a warm lamp, cuddling with a bowl of glorious home made soup and time to reflect, nurture and rejuvenate. To me that’s the energy of this season as we head towards the shortest day of the year (Winter Solstice December 21st). I don’t know about you, but here we are at 8 hours and 34 minutes between sunrise and sunset, which is not a lot to say the least! How’s your body responding? I know for me by about 6pm I am already flexing my chill out, hibernation muscle and wanting to ingest warm comfort food, curl up in the corner of the sofa and knit a great big woolly jumper, light a fire, have glorious rich music wafting through the house, light candles and to just be with myself and not go back out for a while. Which is so unlike the energy my body feels in summer time, where I want lighter foods, the activities I do are far more energetic and I am happy to dance until dawn!
An example for myself from this past weekend. Saturday was a glorious sunny day (albeit brief and chilly), I’m now living somewhere where there is no snow and not many coniferous trees. So I decided to decorate the massive cherry tree outside, who had dropped all her leaves with large Xmas balls (or globes) in gold and green. So hours spent scrambling through the branches, hanging them on ribbons and bedecking the cherry tree were spent. The sun went down and I came in, kicked off my shoes, turned on the lamps, pulled on my cosy slippers and curled up on the sofa. Hang on, it’s only 4:55! Apparently here they do this amazing lit up truck parade of huge trucks that wend and wind their way through town gathering supplies for the food banks. There are various neighbourhoods as well where all the Xmas lights get turned on, music, roasted chestnuts, mulled cider and celebration. All of these things I wanted to go see as I had never been here for this time. Yet as it got darker and colder and the time for the events drew nearer it took a huge amount of energy to don the big woolly sweater, grab my bag and head out. I just wanted to be cosy, warm and quiet. However, have to say all the events were spectacular and I was home by 9pm! (Whether we acknowledge it or not our bodies really do know what they need and it’s when we push them repeatedly to do something different we create dissonance). So my question for you delicious lovely is – with the hurly burly of the holiday season starting to ramp up, what little things can you do to honour what your body is attuned to do?
So there we have it, a ton of information to assimilate and work with, and we are only in the first week of December! It’s all good though, if I could nutshell it – own your stuff, make amends when needed, don’t take one too much and let your body and energy restore and rejuvenate with moments of hibernation and cosy food.
Now after all that, let’s crack on with the reading. When I asked the cards who wanted to come and guide this week it was the delicious Oracle of the Dragonfae. This is a glorious, fun, and inviting deck that asks you to put aside your disbelief in magik. The crystals were super clear as to who wanted to come and be present as was the smudge and the turkey feather.
Thus, I invite you to take a moment for you, just you and allow yourself to come back to yourself, allowing yourself to move with the energy of the season and just curl inwards a tad. Breathe. There is also a little guided visualisation to help you tap into that moment of Peace and Serenity, should you so desire.
Did you remember to pick?
Who wants to guide you this week?
THE LADY ALFREDA
Know you this: that whatsoever you send out, you attract back to the power of three. Intent has energy, as do thoughts, feelings and emotions, and once released, this vibrational thought field radiates out and attracts back to you that which was sent out. This is the Law of the Threefold return, an ancient Law that the wise ones have know of for many a year, though many of the humans have refused to listen to its wisdom.
So, if you cry out an injustice, and if you are in pain, you must clear the reasons these manifestations of the Law were brought to you, were drawn to you, by you. As you think, so you will live. As you do, others will do unto you. This is the magickal law.
Do not be afraid of this truth: see it as a source of freedom. There is no blame in this karmic truth, for all that you send out will return. There is no other place for it to go. You own underworld initiation is ending soon, and the dark will soon come to be but a place full of rest, release, wisdom and deep, ancient knowledge. The Law is the Law. And the Lady’s Law is love unto all. Follow this, and the Threefold Return will work its magicks.
Do you not know the truth? Your own underworld is not hell, but your dark time in the cauldron of your experience, your growth, your understanding, your knowledge. Now you have the knowledge of the Law ill you work with it, knowing it to be truth?
I am Mab, some call me Queen, and it is of your independence and personal sovereignty that I wish to speak to you at this time. Each day you see and feel injustices in your world, and each time you remain mute, you allow the energy to spiral. Now is the time to make the difference, now is the time to take back the power the Mother, the Earth Goddess from whom we all were birthed, gave to you to safeguard and keep wisely – the precious gift of being on this planet.
Understand that you are energy and can use more than the old aggressive ways….use your energy and your mind, breathwork and what you call prayer, but what I call magick, to speak and allow your voice to reach others. You are more powerful than you know. When you find yourself struggling within the cage of anger and fear, breathe love, and rest and revive yourself with knowledge of your own strength. Know the Dragonfae are with you, and will help to transmit your messages around this world you dwell in now. For I know, and I tell you, that a reckoning will be made, and that you are a part of this magickal planet’s rescue team.
Be strong. Be wise. Stay safe. And change the world!
Mab is connected to our dreams, and she ensures that what we wish for, when it comes from love and magick, comes to us. You are loved and protected by Mab, and you are beloved for your unique and even odd qualities, and that blending in is not the way.
I wish to be honest with you, so you understand what it is you think and feel you are wishing for.
Do you understand that in order for you to be in connection with all you feel you desire that there will be what many consider to be sacrifices along the way?
Do you understand that what we can offer you is shelter, yes, soft and sweet, tender and shaded beneath the heat of the sun, a place to rest and sleep and dream? But do you also know that others will say you dwell in a fantasy land and that what you dream of cannot be? Consider the truth of what it is you wish for and know that whatever you commit to, expectations play no part in this promise I make to you… because I do pledge to shelter you and introduce you to magicks, to show you the ways of the Dragonfae folk and to help tend the little ones with me.
But I also promise you this: that your supposed nirvana will be muddy and dirty and difficult at times. There is no way for this to be what you fantasize about. You will need to care for yourself and to allow others to be who they are. For this is the path of clarity: knowing who you are and the part you play in all things. Leave your expectations behind and be prepared to discover more magick than you ever thought possible. Do not seek to possess anything…and know that you are free to choose, in every moment, if you will go on.
Do you understand that if you wish to be of this realm, and yourself entirely, that you will give up some old ways of thinking? Otherwise you may find yourself hurt by the conflict such incompatible thoughts and feelings will bring.
Wow, wow, wow! Very strong messages and all very appropriate at this time. Huge level of restore, rejuvenate, own your piece and step up. Lol, I sooooo love the cards! So my delicious lovely, I wish for you a week of moments to be able to turn inwards, to relax and let the “duties” drop. A time of feeling in balance, grateful and enjoying self created chunks of peace, serenity and nourishment. Here’s to bowls of warm soup, mugs of hot tea, roaring fires and ease. Huge hugs and squeezes. See you next week! Let me know how your New Moon wishes go!