Happy Miraculous, Magickal, Majestic, Mellow, Momentous, Mystical, Merry, Mischievous, Marmalade Made Manifesting Monday! (Had to slip Marmalade in as for me marmalade on a glorious piece of fresh bread toasted – nom, nom, nom!)
I don’t know about you, but my goodness the temperature plummeted here yesterday, so it was a tad cold to say the least whilst trying to get 10km in prior to my first Acapella rehearsal! There were even fat, luscious snow flakes and everyone was talking about “the snow” (forecasted 2cm lol). What with the wind and the moisture from the ocean it seeps into your bones (time to break out the long underwear I think!) Well, with that visual imagery in your head let’s talk about what’s happening this week!
This week, oh my goodness there is tons to talk about, tons, tons, tons! (I am so wiggly I would put a Labrador puppy to shame!)
Okay, on Friday we had Imbolc, did you have a chance to tap into Imbolc at all? I have to admit that my energy in the afternoon was that of “not a happy camper”, more like that of “an angry truck driver”, a weird discontent was flooding through. So I used the ritual of washing the floors in my home with rosemary, lemon, geranium and sage to release the old and welcome in the new Spring energy. I then unwound the old energy with smudge and smudged in a new energy, I picked a vase of snowdrops, did some Yoga, made delicious food, lit a fire and a plethora of blessing candles and then curled up in front of the fire and wrote! It was quite delicious! And it helped relieve that discontent and fear energy. Then on Saturday (which many call Candlemas) to lock it in I went “forest bathing” as my lovely friend Renee calls it, which is a phrase I love. I personally call it “green therapy”. So hours in old growth coastal woods, drinking in the sights of huge ferns as tall as me, trees bedecked in bright green moss and a hike out to a glorious point where the waves made the rocks reverberate underneath my feet and the sound of sea lions filled the air (let alone the fat seals languorously flipping in circles in the water). It was absolutely Divine and like a massive soul balm!!!
Shamanically, the energy has shifted for February into ACTIVATION. If you remember December was CHAOS, then January was CLEAN IT UP and now it’s ACTIVATION time. I remember as a kid watching older episodes of Dr. Who with the Dalek’s and when they got all excited they would holler (in robotic voices) “Activate, Activate, Activate!” But what does this shift in energy all mean? I am going to let Lena explain it as she is most certainly the expert on the Shamanic energy:- “It is the energy of a spark, of ignition, of a burst of creativity or destruction. It is a month of passion, friction that causes change, and the adjustment necessary to re-balance and re-group. There is movement and action, and the need to channel this energy constructively for new insights, motivation and productivity.
Emotional discontent fuels the impulse, the friction and the desire for change. It is a time when reconnecting with your passion is not only possible but advisable. What have you denied yourself? The need for adventure this year becomes an ally and the passion mode takes hold. Fortunately, we also have some very grounded aspects that will help tame this potentially volatile energy from frying everything in its path.
Let’s talk about the discontent. There is an aggravated energy that is pushing us towards conflict or breakthrough, new insights and new solutions, and moving us through our discontent and maybe even anger. You must remember to accept this as an important energy that creates the necessary friction for a spark to take place that ignites a circumstance that creates a window for something new to happen and a resolution to be found.” To read more you can find Lena here.
Today we have a New Moon in Aquarius! So let’s unpack this a tad, every moon has energy based on the sign that they are in and what type of moon they are. New Moon is a time of planting seeds and Aquarius has the energy of making this a very potent window for manifesting your highest vision for your future since Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, planet of future outcomes. Aquarius calls upon us to develop our ideas so they don’t just remain pipe dreams. “The ultimate goal for this new moon is to activate and free up your creativity so it is important that you move through the irritation and other edgy emotions as quickly as possible and keep your eye on the goal.” Thus, if you look at the energy of this month and it’s all about activation and then work that with the energy of the New Moon. Wowzers! Let’s take some of those glorious seeds of desire, purpose, plenty and passion and give them the nurturing that they need – and watch what happens!
Tomorrow is Chinese New Year, the Year of the Golden Pig! I love pigs and this represents expansion, luck and abundance to those who are patient, honest & reliable. As you may or not be aware, I love to celebrate! So Chinese New Year is a time of filling up little red envelopes with money and distributing them along with oranges! (Yes some of my new neighbours are probably going to think I am totally bat shit crazy when I knock on their door with a red envelope and orange in hand). Red envelopes or hongbao in Mandarin and lai see in Cantonese, are a symbol of good luck and in the Chinese culture the colour red is associated with energy, happiness and good luck. Why the oranges? Two of the most common food symbols of the Chinese New Year are tangerines and oranges. Whereas tangerines represent wealth, oranges are a popular symbol of good luck. … Oranges and tangerines are a traditional favorite, though, and can also represent happiness and abundance, as in an abundant harvest. So why not run around the neighbourhood gifting red envelopes and oranges? We also prepare a gorgeous Chinese feast of amazing foods and spend time eating, laughing and playing games. So yes, I do love Chinese New Year!
Okay, are you paying attention, because in case you haven’t noticed we have received a truck load of energy pertaining to new, expansion, growth etc. What with Activation, Imbolc, New Moon, Chinese New Year. Holy Hannah! If you weren’t paying attention then you might want to. This is the strong powerful energy of burgeoning Spring, a glorious invitation to shake off the dross and heaviness of the winter and to start to re-focus on what is important to you and what you are passionate about. Plant those seeds this New Moon and really take time daily (doesn’t have to big) to think about those glorious seeds that are sprouting and soon going to push through the cold, dark earth like lush snowdrops or bright crocuses! This is planning time, focus time and time to still let winter brush against your cheek whilst knowing in your heart the burgeoning gorgeous energy that comes when we release the old “stuff”, let the darkness get lighter and hold onto the promise of so much growth and manifestation. Do I hear a “Heck Yes!”
When I asked the cards who wanted to come support, guide and lead this week I was tickled to see it was “The Faery Forest Oracle” – will all this glorious “new” and encouraging energy flying around who better to show us how to grow than the Faery Forest. Now if this deck is new to you, please let me introduce these glorious guides:- “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.” So mote it be.
When I invited the crystals to come and play, glorious little Spring like robin eggs surged forth. We have, Chrysocolla – new beginnings, starting over, motivation and inspiration, Angelite – Understanding, calm, comfort, reminds you that you are not alone, and last but not least, Sodalite – the harmoniser, communication, harmony and trust. A Selenite wand which amplifies the crystals and a plethora of snowdrops!
I have created a guided visualisation for you to really see this energy that is flooding in you, around you, towards you and through you. If that doesn’t resonate then just Breathe. Breathe into your toe nails, breathe into the roots of your hair, breathe in all the promises, the blessings and opportunities and sigh your exhale out, letting go of anything that feels a tad sticky or tacky.
When you are ready invite your inner wise knowing to pick the card or cards that call to you.
Did you remember to pick?
Take a breath and let’s go have a look!
THE GOLDEN UNICORN
Everyone deserves to have another person in their life to whom they can turn for protection and care. When this card comes for you, the Golden Unicorn is showing you the path to a person, advisor, or mentor who will assist you through the challenges you are now facing. When the Golden Unicorn appears, it is a beacon of hope, for with the right guidance, what seems to be impossible can be achieved, and you will no longer feel so raw, vulnerable, and unable to go on.
If you are facing unjust circumstances – you will be shown, step by step, how to get through this time, when it seems that all friends have fallen away, and the world is no longer a safe place. The glorious golden unicorn leads with reason, intelligence, and intuitive brilliance. With their guidance you will come to a safer place within the world, and be wiser in choices regarding friendships, alliances, partnerships.
You are wiser now, and will never be quite so hurt again. There is now protective energy about you, and it is safe for you to leave the current circumstances and create a new path. The judgment you have sensed about you will now dissipate, and true, good people enter your life to help heal the pain of friendships that have fallen.
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 aa 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 GREEN WITCH
When you are pure of heart, the whole world is full of potential. And this is the message from this innocent Green Witch to you. She is green as in the fresh new shoot from the seed pushing urgently towards the sun. She is green and connected to the earth, flowing with the cycles of Nature. She is green in that she looks as much to the natural world for company, friendship, and fulfillment as you currently do to fellow humans.
She is your reminder to begin to reconnect to the wild green world, to the faery forests all about you – to go back to a place where you empty yourself of expectations and stories and knowledge and just admit that in some circumstances and at some times, you are as a babe. You are newborn, and in that moment of unknowing-ness, and of admitting and embracing your own powers of renewal, you can finally learn what it is you are here to learn.
Be not so certain, or so experienced when The Green Witch comes to you. Be new. Be fresh. Be unwise, be unknowing. Be innocent. And then the new cycle can truly begin.
Hmmm, breathe in, breathe out. I don’t know about you but the guides picked these to help you release the dark, the fear, the tight and scratchy and to really let you know about the light that surrounds you and is encouraging you to streeeeettttchh and grow, like the sprout coming from the glorious seed. Wishing you a glorious week of celebration, intention, activation and ease. Keep cosy, laugh tons and make soup! (Always a good thing). Huge hugs and squeezes and see you next week.