Happy Magickal, Manifesting Monday delicious lovely! How did you get on with the Partial Solar Eclipse we had on Saturday as well as the New Moon? If you didn’t have a chance to find out what it was all about, you can check it out here, and also have access to a fabulous offer on private readings that is available for 7 more days only.
Personally, I found the build up energy to the eclipse rather intense, so much so that for four nights in a row I found myself up for 2 or 3 hours in the middle of the night. The first time it happened I felt rather grumpy and anxious with the whole thing. However, by the fourth night I was thinking it was a bit of a bonus as I would get to see the meteor showers that were ramping up. There is nothing like sitting in the dark with your head tilted back looking at a deep, dark sky lit with sparkling stars, and watching shooting stars go dashing by, to remind you of how infinite our Universe is. Unfortunately over the weekend when the meteor shower was meant to be at its most glorious, a huge wind picked up and blew all the thick smoke in from the multiple forest fires burning around us. So currently even in the daylight right now you can’t see the mountains or the lake as the smoke is too thick, thus, there were no sparkly stars to watch last night.
This morning as I was sitting on my deck watching the sun slowly rising above the mountains as a strange orange light trying to burn through the smoke I thought about how as humans we talk about “energy” and how things feel to us. Then I thought about how over the last 3 days we have had an eclipse, multiple forest fires and dancing meteors. Doesn’t that mean that the Universe and Mother Nature are expressing how their energies are feeling? I think they are. Which really feeds into the theme of change, transformation and creative pragmatism – don’t you think?
I was nattering with a friend on the weekend (whilst I built a door for my completed shed – so excited!) Anyhow, he was talking about change and how he didn’t like it, he just wanted things to stay the way they were in his life and know that every day was rather similar and what the expectations were. I was sooooo gob smacked to hear this that I nearly drove a screw into my hand with my impact driver. I totally understand that change and transformation can be very tricky for most of us, especially when we haven’t instigated it – but to want to sit so rigidly within the confines of a rather narrow comfort zone seems to me to be foolish. Thus, for about an hour we bantered back and forth about change and I likened it to an egg (stay with me on this one). Let’s say I am making you breakfast and I ask you what you would like, you choose toast and eggs (you still with me?) I then hand you a plate of raw eggs, still in their shells, and cold bread. Why? Because to cook you some delicious eggs and make you warm, buttered toast both of those items have to go through a change, a transformation to become something that you would want. Does that make sense? Now if you are totally resistant to any form of change I guess you would end up sucking raw eggs out of the shell and eating cold bead, which to mean doesn’t sound like a fun thing to do (and having tried raw egg whites as a nutritious and delicious drink I can affirm that I think they are rather disgusting to be honest!)
Thus with this energy of change and things shifting floating around, when I went to do the reading today I wasn’t surprised to see that the Oracle of the Shapeshifters were eager to play. If you have never encountered these lovely guides before, these are the guides for change and transformation. “This deck is filled with mystic familiars for times of transformation and change. Fear corrupts and these guides are for anyone experiencing a transformation and who may be fearful of that change. Change is one way of staying very much alive – it’s necessary and healthy. True deep change must take place for you to fulfill your soul contract. If you are blocked in terms of change and fear it, you will perhaps have a tougher time changing. You may turn from possibility to what you have convinced yourself is probable: You diminish your possible self, reduce who you are, and dilute your spirit. For some, this is more comfortable than facing the fear of evolving actively. But even when we have diminished ourselves, sought to remain invisible and hidden away, and said yes to everyone else, life will find us – and transform us.” (I love that line).
The crystals that wiggled and jiggled to come be active with you this week are:- Mookaite – the stone of here and now, very protective and is a stone of the lower chakras, Yellow Jasper – a great grounding stone, actives the Solar Plexus and is a wonderful healing stone for anxiety and depression and last but not least Sodalite – helps you get back in touch with your true self, promotes peace and tranquility. Oh yes, with the big wind on the weekend it blew down so many of my huge sunflowers, so a few of the little ones wanted to come and participate.
I’ve created a lovely visualisation for you, if you feel inclined, with all this heat, fire and smoke around I thought it would be nice to cool off a tad and go play by the water. Don’t fret, you don’t need to wear a bikini! If that is not what you’re into at the moment then just give yourself a little space to BE, to breathe, to relax into your body, your essence and your inner wise knowing. Breathe into all the spaces and offer an invitation of welcome to those areas, inviting them to come help you pick the right guidance. Then when you are ready, pick the card or cards that whisper to you.
Did you remember to pick?
Shall we go have a look?
A TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE
A time to say goodbye will help you to let go, even though it hurts a lot. This is now out of your hands; you have to say goodbye at this time. Be active in this ending when this card comes to you. Be brave; think about how you can best take care of yourself at this time, and show the other person how much you care. Don’t ignore or shun them. Rather, let this person know what they have meant to you, wish them well on the next stage of their life journey, and let….them…go! There may be great sadness id doing so, but you will grow so much because you have chosen the better way to deal with this sad situation. This other person has learned how to detach and stay detached. He asks that you do not ask for him to return, to stay, or to cling. Be strong because you need to be dignified, and believe that something better is coming. Because that is the truth. Something better is coming. So open your arms, and let him be free, as he has learned to be.
You may be reluctant to see an ending – you may wish to extend the time you have with someone, or you may even feel like you are being cheated out of something you deserve. But the truth is that things must die in order to be reborn in another form at a later time. This is the chosen time to go, and from the ashes, something new will arise, and it will be even better than you can imagine. Rebirth cannot take place without a death – and it is now time to end something, to let something both externally and internally die. It may be a long-held belief, a place that seemed to hold security, a friendship that has grown unhealthy, someone you’ve been going out with who no longer wishes to see you, or a beloved family member who may not be in this world much longer. Whatever it is, let it – let them – go! Something else will return to you. And you cannot be reborn unless you first know how to die. This is your chance to learn something very profound, deep, and important. Do not miss it by resisting what must take place.
ALICE IN A SEA OF TEARS
Alice is drowning, distraught, overwhelmed, in her own sea of tears. But help is on its way! She will find her way to shore. The rat, the keeper of her goods, will be with her. And the crab, who is of moonlight and is tender on the inside, will show her which way to head and help her strap on armour for the next stage of her journey, to protect her own soft heart. The rat will help her busy herself with creating her own hoard, and being prepared and productive instead of being overwhelmed by her feelings. Alice, in time, will know the truth. She will blame this sea of tears on no other. All will be well, and from this sea she will walk, as soon as she realises the source of her confusion is her own unbalanced emotions. The endless weeping will cease, her feet will find purchase, and land’s grounded safety will be hers once again.
You have been through a very emotional time and have finally released your need to hold on. You have let go – or been let go of – and the emotional aftermath has been overwhelming. You are about to see that your sadness can continue to create the rough waters that have thrown you about and that you will finally make it to shore. Now the challenge is to move on from this, with wisdom in place, without repeating what has led to this manifestation. You can do it, and by being more like the rat, with his neat, compartmental nature, and the crab, with her hard outer shell for protection, you will come through this tough time. You are wiser now, less emotionally ready to be hurt, and far more capable of remaining yourself, even walking as you do in a harsh world.
If you feel very alone, help is coming and will soon be with you. Although you may be feeling you have made a great mistake, given all this upheaval, in time you will know that you have done exactly the right thing. Dry your tears. Help is here. Well done on making such an important change!
THE GOLDEN PHOENIX
You are transforming – both internally and externally – and this change is blessed, divine, and guided by your Golden Phoenix guardian. Talk to your Golden Phoenix at sunrise – and know that as you do so, your Golden Phoenix is recharging your chakras and your aura, and thus your experiences, thoughts, and reality. You are loved by the Golden Phoenix, and as you honour her with your transformation, she honours you with this marvelous gift of regeneration. Life from death. The sun from the ashes. You rise again, reborn. The Golden Phoenix is perhaps the greatest creature of rebirth and reincarnation. This sacred helper, guardian, and loving companion guides you to die before you die, to be born again within this life, many times. Allow the things that no longer serve you to fall like autumn leaves. Allow yourself to be reborn, like the budding leaves of spring. You are potentially in one of the most invigorating, challenging, and inspiring rebirth cycles ever.
You retreated, rested, and you recovered. And now you will reignite! You thought something – or someone – was done. Dead. In the past. But his once lifeless thing of ashes is about to flame back into full existence! You are about to witness a resurrection, and you and the reborn will have the chance to create something of warmth and beauty together – something pure, innocent, and wise that will benefit many. Life always finds a way – and you will have a Golden Phoenix guiding you to rekindle a dream you gave up on too soon.
What I find fascinating is that the first time this gorgeous deck was used for a “public” reading was on the first eclipse and the guide “A time to say good-bye”, came out then and here she is again on the third eclipse. Love it! Lots of input in the cards about change, transformation, releasing and trusting. Yum!!!! Thank you to all who quickly signed up for the Eclipse Reading Offer, I am so excited to be working with you! So for those that missed it go check it out as that offer closes in 7 days and I know quite a few of you have mentioned you would like to take advantage of it.
Also, I will be taking a little break from public readings, from August 21st to September 17th. (I will still be doing private readings and coaching). There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, I am putting together something that would serve and offer you more great information and ways to move through the year on a day to day basis, and that will launch on the Equinox in September (you’re going to love it and I’m exceptionally excited!). Secondly, the intention that I set on Summer Solstice is all coming to fruition so there are lots of changes and things that need to be attended to so that it all flows with grace and ease. But I shall share that with you as it unfolds. Have a fabulous week, remember to hydrate, eat healthy fats (both are good for keeping your mind balanced) and play! Huge hugs and squeezes. See you next week.