Happy, happy glorious last Magickal, Marvelous, Miraculous Monday of August delicious lovely! (Holy Hannah this month has dashed by like a herd of wild horses with their tails on fire). We have had months and months of hot weather (brutally hot as far as this redhead is concerned) and weeks and weeks of smoke. In fact the smoke was so thick the other day I had to remind myself that I live on the side of a mountain, there is in fact a huge lake somewhere down there and a city as well, because you couldn’t see any of it. It’s felt very much like being trapped in a Victorian Jack the Ripper movie where the fog is so thick you can’t see anything until it’s right on top of you! (Thankfully no Jack the Ripper was lurking in the smoke). With this smoke the energy is radically different and it feels cooler as the sun isn’t able to burn through it and send her warming rays. Thus, at 3 in the afternoon it feels as if it should be about 7pm and I will say my body has been craving more “autumnal” foods (imagine soups, pasta, warmer dishes that are a bit heavier and richer).
Yesterday was the glorious Sturgeon Moon, Grain Moon in Pisces and this is a fabulous full moon as it’s literally giving us a bit of respite and a reset button. Through a good chunk of the summer we have been dealing with intense energies that have really challenged and tested our ability to let go of things that no longer serve us (which is always a good thing, however, not necessarily a comfie thing to do). This full moon brings a close to that intense energy chapter and with the moon being in Pisces it is a compassionate, emotional, gentle moon that encourages you to be grateful for joy, satisfaction and the beauty that surrounds you.
Don’t get me wrong, it is also inviting you to release the last vestiges of anything that is holding you back so that you can be open and ready for the new energies that are coming in as we move into Autumn. I invite you to take a little time today to reflect on what you have been letting go of whether emotional, physical, mental or spiritual and put into the lovely vacuum that has been created by your release huge gratitude! What and whom are you grateful for and why? What has shown up for you as you’ve been willing to release with no attachment to the outcome?
For me personally half of July and all of August has been about release, letting go and having deep soul searing trust in the path unfolding. Why? As the intention that I set on Summer Solstice was that I had (not just wanted to), but had to live by the ocean in a joyful way. Well holy hannah the Universe responded within 3 weeks and events and situations started unfolding that I couldn’t have stopped if I wanted to! The first four days of realising that this was happening were terrifying. I went into massive resistance, thought I was losing my mind, cried a lot and fought against it and then surrender and willingness kicked in and wow! So in 4 days I move! I have been purging my home, my work, my beliefs, my relationships – everything for the last 6 weeks and some days have felt exhilarating and others, meh – not so much. I am leaving my home, old friends, my doggo’s behind as well as two of my kids (who are old enough to be okay with that) and venturing out into the unknown and it feels terrifyingly right (if that makes sense).
This process has triggered up an old pattern for me, which is I loathe, absolutely loathe saying goodbye to people I love and care about. Thus, when a lovely friend put together a goodbye party I cancelled it as the idea of having to say goodbye to a large group of friends all at the same time felt far to uncomfie and overwhelming. And although other people may judge that and have commentary about it, I don’t care as to me that is self care. Knowing what I want to do, knowing what energetically I am willing to take on and knowing what would make me want to run and hide (even if others feel it is a fun, fabulous thing) and being able to say nope is good.
Thus, when I hear friends or clients saying “I can’t let go of this, that or the other”, the answer is “Bollocks! If you want to, you can.” So do please use the energy of this full moon for a gentle dusting of release and a big dollop of satisfaction and gratitude.
Phew! With that all being said let’s get to the reading (after all that’s why your here, yes?) When I asked the cards who wanted to come and share this week The Faery Forest Oracle immediately flitted to the front. Now, if you have never encountered these delightful guides let me share – “The wondrous beings of this Faery Forest are here to heal us, inspire us and urge us all to become more who we truly are meant to be.” When I had a conversation with the crystals (and yes I do talk to them as I would a person, an animal or a plant), Malachite – a stone of transformation, Carnelian – promotes positive life choices and Atlantisite – promotes opening up to spirit, all wiggled and jiggled to come and play (along with some lovely edible flowers).
There is a glorious visualisation to help you work with this energy of release and expansion should you feel so inclined.
If not, just breathe and breathe deep into the corners of your belly and come to your centre. When you feel ready pick the card or cards that whisper to you or tug at the corners of your heart.
Shall we go look?
“Awen” translates to “divine inspiration” or “flowing breath”. It is a mystical force that offers us a moment where there is a sudden surge in newfound knowledge, inspired thought, the ability to awaken our dormant talents and a sense that before we were given the gift of Awen , we were like sleepwalkers.
Awen is a moment where life is forever changed, and once we drink of Awen, or feel it as a beam of divine light entering us and changing us, we can never return to who we were, and the world is never the same again. So having experienced what has taken place, you cannot pretend life can ever be the same. You have lifted the veil and you have seen the face of the Divine. You have drunk the elixir of the gods, and the faeries have offered you their greatest gift.
Awen does not stay – but the knowledge of what we have experienced in that moment changes us forever. So, now that you have had this life-changing experience and been given this incredible moment of inspiration, you can either pretend to yourself that life is without magick, or you can continue to embrace the magick in the enchantment of every moment. Now if you choose, you can become more fully alive – and while this is no easy path, it is one that is full of deep, joyful moments, true connections, and poetic, blindingly beautiful experiences.
Awen will come, from time to time, and you are so blessed for having had this most sublime and life-changing of all mystical experiences.
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.
Within, within you go. When the Solitary visits, you are about to go within, to withdraw, and retreat from the world for a time. This can be a response to an event from outside – a trauma, sadness or betrayal – and the withdrawing inwards, which appears to be depression, is actually a way of respecting the soul’s shadow, investigating it, understanding it, and mastering it. This card indicates a time when you will go it alone – walk your own path, choosing to carve a way forward that you can be sure remains true to the deep self. There will be a time of learning away from the mainstream, and there may be times when you feel isolated and somewhat worried about how your new path will be perceived.
It can also indicate that in a past life, you have suffered for your gifts and spirituality. You may have experienced a past life as a healer, seer, witch, wyzard, or medicine man, in which a new order decreed your power to be invalid and dark. This fear still pursues you when you connect with the power of your gift – resulting in fears surrounding intuition and your natural talents.
By going within we learn more about our soul. It is not a part of the journey that we necessarily look forward to, but it is a time of great development on the spiritual path and is imperative to growth. Before we can shine our light in the world, we must ignite our inner spark. This going inward is actually the sacred task of tending your own sacred flame and learning from it, before turning to matters of the world again.
So there you have it delicious lovely. A lot to do with magick (which is intrinsically part of who we are, we have just forgotten sometimes), and really celebrating the changes and our gifts. Love it, so good for this glorious full moon. Thank you to all who have sent wonderful messages about the smoke, their readings and all the glorious sharings and carings you gift me. I love, love, love them! Now I head off on my hiatus for the next 3 weeks so I am looking forward to connecting with you all in mid-September, where for those of you who have been asking for more, and how to tune in daily – there will be something scrumptious for you! Take glorious care, remember to hydrate, smile and take moments of self care! Huge hugs and squeezes.