We have our second full moon in Aquarius on August 22nd. The first full moon occurred on July 22nd at 1 degree of Aquarius. 1 degree is known as a "critical point" in astrology. When a la luna is at the very beginning of a sign, she has moved into new territory (a new element and mode) and is in dialogue with that sign’s planetary ruler. In this case she was communicating with Uranus back in late July. I mention in the broadcast for this full moon that Uranus is now in retrograde for this second full moon. As such whatever new information we received about things to release during the last full moon is now under "review".
Furthermore, the full moon happening today, August 22nd falls at 29 degrees of Aquarius, the other "critical point" in astrology. Known as the anaretic degree or “degree of fate,” the final degree (29°) is often given a negative spin. Some astrologers feel that the querent can do nothing to affect the outcome; it’s simply too late to have control over a situation. I offer that is is simply a time to surrender and allow the energies present to support us in releasing all the things we truly need to let go of but somehow have not yet realized how to release. The key to this full moon is surrender, and a willingness to release control... for the highest good of all.
In the broadcast for this new moon, we have the energies of Hindu Goddess Durga. Known as the Great Mother, she is the goddess of justice, and strength who brings order, peace, calm and compassion to times and places where here is destruction and upheaval.
Durga’s myth, the Devi Mahatmya, dates to the 5th century CE and is an epic tale of the triumph of wisdom over ignorance. According to this myth Durga appeared when the gods were unable to subdue a demon who was threatening the entire world. Individually, the gods were unable to defeat the demon. They summoned Durga and gave her all their weapons. The battle went on and on, prolonged by the fact that Mahisha continually changed shapes. Finally, Durga was able to cut off his head as the demon emerged from a buffalo. In this scene, the struggle and violence of the combat between Goddess and demon is only subtly suggested. In the image at right, Durga stands victorious over the head of the buffalo, alluding to the famous story but focusing most of the viewers’ attention on the powerful goddess herself. (source KhanAcademy.com)
Finally to share with you one of my all time favorite chants to invoke and connect with Goddess Durga: "Maa Durga". Maa, in Hindu is literally calling out to mother and invoking her energies. In this case we are calling our to the Great Mother Durga, as our own mother. I hope that you enjoy :)
We have a beautiful synchronous alignment with both the Leo new moon and the Lion's Gate converging on August 8th 2021.
New moons are always new energetic beginnings, this particular new moon is a beautiful and profound new beginning that is supported and energized by the Lion's Gate and White Lions from Sirius.
I speak in the podcast about the Lion's Gate, as an event that happens every year on August 8th. This event was known by the ancient Egyptians as the signal of the rising star Sirius bringing its abundance each year with the flooding of the Nile River. The Nile was associated with life force energy and all things nourishing.
No only did the Egyptians associate the Lions Gate with Sirius, the Shangaan tribe of South Africa has associate the actual physical white loins that inhabit their region as "sent from the stars". I offer it the podcast that they are quite possibly sent from Sirius. We have evidence from another ancient tribe in West Africa of ancient contact and understandings received from beings Sirius. Also this particular tribe saw the white lions as Children of the Sun God. I'v mentioned in previous podcasts my own understanding of Sirius as being linked to the Central Sun and the Galactic Center.
Awareness of the white lions of South Africa, was fairly recently brought to the west by a woman named Linda Tucker. I mention her book, "Mystery of the White Lions" where Linda has a potential near death experience with white lions and is saved by a Sangoma. Her quest for understanding and protecting these creatures since that time has given her the name "Keeper of the White Lions" from the Sangoma who saved her.
I discuss in the broadcast that these lions were hunted to extinction in the wild in the early 1990's. They continued to exist in hunting camps where they were bred to be killed. Tucker dedicated her life to the purpose of brining them back to living safe and free in their original homeland of Timbaviti. Timbaviti means "Blaze where star lions came down." Tucker started the Global White Lion Protection Trust which has successfully returned to their homeland several trapped lions to be killed. Linda and the Trust have also protected and nourished several new white lion families in the wild. You can find link to her foundation below.
This full moon in Aquarius is marked by two conjunctions: Pluto conjunct the moon as well as Chariklo conjunct the moon. Pluto is the planet of death, rebirth and transformation and its role in conjoining the moon is to combine with Luna's energy of bringing us back to our true inner self. Pluto works in powerful ways on our unconscious and subconscious for the purpose of transformation. This is kindred energy to the moon in Aquarius, as luna reminds us of our true soul purpose and Aquarius is the new age of freedom, justice, peace and harmony that we are only beginning to step into.
Combine all of that energy with another conjunction of the moon and asteroid Chariklo, the female counterpart to the wounded healer Chiron, and we have the potential for vast and powerful transformation!
While all of that sounds exciting and enticing, the key to harnessing this energy is getting comfortable with the ongoing process of death and rebirth. This is where Egyptian Goddess Wenet comes in. She is the hare goddess, hares were sacred to the Egyptians as they symbolized not only fertility, but rebirth, renewal and the ability to make quick agile adjustments during this process. Wenet was known to provide safe and loving space for should going through the process of death and rebirth. In this broadcast we meet her and invite her to wrap her loving arms around us as we endeavor to get more comfortable with our own processes of release so as to be renewed.
"Long before the festival of Ostara was “repurposed” as Easter by the early Christian church, even long before the Goddess Eostre was celebrated by our Anglo-Saxon ancestors, a different Hare Goddess was honored by some very spiritual people every coming Spring. These people were the ancient Egyptians. As for the Hare Goddess, her name was Wenet; the Swift One."
Wenet played an important role in the Egyptian pantheon as she sat next to Ibis Headed God Thoth in the Ogdoad (a group of eight gods and goddesses in perfect balance) at Khemenu. Instead of naming one of the 22 districts in Egypt after the God Thoth, the district of Khemenu was named after Wenet. Wenet was originally depicted as a hare, as a woman with a hare's head, or as a woman with a hare on top of her head. She was also associated with serpent energy and thus is depicted as a serpent with a hare's head. The combination might seem strange but it is actually quite powerful: snakes are totems of transformation, as well as death and rebirth; hares represent quick movement, fertility, rebirth & renewal.
Each year we have a time where Sirius, the brightest start in our sky, aligns with and conjoins our Sun. This is a potentially powerful, transformational and fortunate time as Sirius, connected to the Glactic Center, is able to send light codes and new information/upgrades to us by way of its alignment with our sun. In 2021 the Sirian Portal (or gateway) happens from July 3 to July 7.
In the broadcast for this event I share the lore of the Egyptian pantheon in correlation to this event. Specifically, Goddess Isis, her companion Osiris, Goddess Nephthys and her son Anubis. Not only is the legend and myth of Isis and Osiris full of codes and information about who these individuals were in the 3d world, it also points us to their origins and return to the stars we know as Sirius A, Sirius B and Sirius C.
The June 20 2021 Solstice invites us into times of transformation and realization. Regardless of whether you live in the northern or southern hemisphere, these themes hold true!
The most universal aspect of Solstice is its ability to polarize energies so as to make things extra super clear in our 3d world. As I suggest in the broadcast, we can look for signs in our life for transformation and realization. We can also seek to reconnect with the Great Earth Mother, known as Pachamama to the indigenous people of the Andes. In the broadcast, I outline a very simple way to understand her energies and offer a meditation practice. I hope that you can join me!
This solstice I have also been called to host an all day online retreat up at the retreat center for Seeding Reciprocity. There will be three live sessions as well as 6 herbal teaching/offerings and three mediation/energetic sessions for you to practice personally with the sunrise, midday sun, and sunset. You can find the calendar here. All links to the sessions will go live at 1am June 20, 2021.
Timelines are shifting and speeding up
as we move through eclipse season.
The past lunar eclipse on June 26th supported us in recognizing things to release. The solar eclipse that happens on July 10th offers catalytic energies for making necessary shifts to support the new seeds we are planting to continue on our soul's path.
This is a north node solar eclipse and while the south node pertains to lessons and experiences from our past lives, the north node is 100% about where our soul is headed. We are encouraged to take an even higher view of ourselves and our life across multiple incarnations this eclipse.
One of the major aspects of this eclipse season with timelines shifting is that the typical process of eclipse "transformation" can feel more chaotic and unsettling. Typically an eclipse season has slightly unsettling effect with the end result being release and rebirth of some sort. However because our planet is in need of so much healing right now, and that healing process is accelerating, the reality and timelines that we felt with conviction as true just a couple of years (or months) ago are already outdated and inefficient ways for our soul to reach its destination. We are essentially being quantum leaped forward at this time. As such our brain's wiring and our usual ways of doing and being are insufficient tools for managing the types of change we are experiencing.
This means that while we can certainly pick up on the need for change and recognize what needs to be released (lunar eclipse) we can't quite see the solution (solar eclipse). This is simply because we aren't able to conceive of the solutions with our current ways of thinking and doing and being. What to do this solar eclipse then if we can't with conviction find the solution or the seeds to plant? Keep going, keep planting the seeds we've always been planting, with the understanding that the third dimensional world is the last and final part of the manifestation process. In other words, continue to exist on higher planes and continue to seed our future AND continue to exist in the 3d world that can feel heavy at times.
This brings us to the goddess that is present with this solar eclipse. She is often in Celtic and Irish culture called "The Morrigan"; she is Goddess Morrigan. Her moniker "The Morrigan" hints at her foreboding role in heavier and darker times. She is widely known as the goddess of warfare but she is also the goddess of truth and balance and she supports and protects those close to the land. She ultimately is the energetic anecdote for this eclipse because she fearlessly and mercilessly makes things right. She brings harmony where there was injustice or chaos. In these times of transformation she is here for us to call upon her to remember our own ability to see and know TRUTH. In the broadcast for this eclipse I offer a meditation to meet and invite Morrigan to infuse us with her innate vibrations of justice and harmony and truth.
Finally I invite you to join me in a live online gathering this coming eclipse! We will merge with he Herbal Alchemy Guild and explore alchemical energies of eclipses, as well as how to use plants to capture and harmonize these energies. You can find the link to join myself and the Herbal Alchemy Guild here as well as in the image at left.
On May 26 2021 we have a total super moon, blood moon lunar eclipse. It will be visible to at 4.15 am pacific time to those in western North America and far southern South America, as well as for people watching from the Hawaiian Islands. For those in Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Southeast Asia it will be visible on the evening of the 26th.
This eclipse is the first of two eclipses this eclipse season. It sits in the middle of the eclipse portal and invites/asks us how much are we willing to let go?
Eclipses are generally portals for transformation. As the earth moves between the light exchange of the sun and moon, those of us on earth receive an energetic reset with our direct alignment between these celestial bodies. Depending on our life path, the healing we have done thus far and our soul's purpose in this lifetime we can experience the energetic reset of this eclipse as a revelation of shifts and release in our belief systems, our behavior patterns and/or our emotional makeup. The most universal and simple guideline that is coming through for this particular eclipse is for us to be ready to let go of old thought patterns both personally and collectively.
In the broadcast for this event I share a primordial goddess, Nyx. Nyx is one of the few goddesses I have come across whose story and lore seem to have remained relatively empowered and sovereign through humanity's descent into darker ages. I mention in the broadcast that even the Greeks and Romans kept her powerful in their writings of her. She was the only goddess whom Zeus actually feared.
She is here with us during this eclipse to support our awakening and releasing energetic patterns that no longer serve. She reminds us of the deeply beautiful power that comes through her, which we always have access to. This power is made more accessible to us through the May 26th eclipse. It will continue to be more and more available as we collectively release our need to be beholding to the current reality of the 3d world, and return to our true work as creators, seeding light in the higher dimensions so as to create change here in the physical plane.
Nyx, figured in the background of several to many old world religious belief systems. Notably, the image to the left shows Nyx, as represented in the 10th-century Paris Psalter at the side of the Prophet Isaiah. The Paris Psalter is a Byzantine illuminated manuscript, a copy of the 150 Psalms of David, translated from Hebrew into demotic Greek.
It is interesting to consider that she may well have figured prominently on other potentially lost religious writings. As with everything in this body of work, take only what feels good and empowering for you!
This total lunar eclipse is quite special as it enables and supports us to leap forward in terms of our own personal transformation. The key to harnessing these energies is a willingness to let go and release. This might mean releasing behaviors or psychological patterns that no longer serve, it might also mean releasing relationships or connections to places and things. Surrender to spirit is penultimate right now.
I share below a ritual you can consider to practice and/or adapt to your needs.
What you will need:
- a white or golden candle
- moonstone, bloodstone, jasper or agate that calls to you
- pen and paper
- bowl of water
Light your candle and if you choose call in the four directions. Otherwise simply call in the energy of mother earth from below and spirit from above.
Begin by sitting in a contemplative state, allow yourself to disconnect from the external 3d physical world. Direct that energy into your own internal awareness.
Spend some time simply breathing, feeling your own life force energy pouring through your physical and energetic body.
With your intuitive gaze turned inward, scan your field (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) for any places or spaces where you feel heavy or blocked. For now simply observe.
Return to your breath, and feel your heartbeat in your chest. Encourage and allow the breath and the energy from your heart to flow to the areas where you felt blocked.
Write down using pen and paper any intentions for release during this eclipse.
Bring your bowl of water close to the candle and one by one tear the intentions for release up and bring them to the candle fire. IMPORTANT to be aware of the strength of the flame and keep your fingers safe. drop the paper into the bowl of water when the flame gets close.
Spend some time gazing at the bowl of water, ash and paper. Feel the process of transformation happening within you and send it out into the world around you.
When you are ready declare to yourself and aloud to the universe: "And so it is."
Take you moonstone or other stone between both hands and imagine that you are infusing with with these newly cleansed energies.
Pour the ash filled water to nourish you favorite tree nearby.
Gaze up at the moon and allow her to fill you with fresh light and revitalized energy.
This Taurus New moon opens the gateway for the forthcoming eclipse season. We have an eclipse within this lunar cycle on May 26th. For those of us in the northern hemisphere this will be a total lunar eclipse (ideally visible in the western parts of US, Canada and Mexico). We also have an annular solar eclipse on June 10th, visible in the western sates of US as well as Canada.
I will cover in future podcasts the intricacies of these eclipses, suffice to say that this new moon in Taurus is the portal opener for the forthcoming transformational eclipse season. New moons are new beginnings, and eclipses are times of intense transformation. This new moon will likely shed some light upon some deep seated patterns or subconscious patterns that are ready to be released.
In that vein, we have an avatar, Mary Magdalene, present to support us in these times. An avatar is simply a broad category for an ascended being. An "ascended being" a person who incarnated into physical form so as to help humanity as a whole evolve and ascend. The list of avatars is extensive and it includes Buddha, Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Mary Magdalene, Saint Germain, Serapis Bey.. along with many many others.
I mention in the broadcast about Mary Magdalene being the divine feminine compliment to Jesus, and how her lore has been shrouded and kept from us in the presentation of widely presented scriptural texts. I offer that she is written about in several "unpublished" chapters of scripture and is said to be the divine feminine counterpart to the ascended master Jesus. (As with everything, take only what feels good and right for you from these offerings).
If she was the divine feminine counterpart to the divine masculine Jesus, then Mary Magdalene certainly has some things to share with us now. Actually and ideally she is simply supporting us in remembering. I offer in the podcast that she has always been here, and will always be ere for us as the physical embodiment of divine feminine energy.
The Super Full Moon in Scorpio takes place on April 26/27 and provides us the challenge and invitation to move beyond linear time.
We have a T-square between la luna in Scorpio, Saturn in Aquarius, & our Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mercury in Taurus. This combined with the general shift of energies from Aries into Taurus support us in grounding down and moving within.
I discuss this in detail in the podcast above as well as offer a mediation to support us in moving through fears and making the changes in our beliefs, feelings and behaviors that are powerfully necessary right now!
I mention in the podcast that this full moon offers us the opportunity to shift from linear to circular time. This is a concept I have been grappling with for several years, it is now becoming more clear. One possible metaphor is that humanity has been on a conveyor belt of sorts, where we've been fed information about what is true and real and how to live and be. This information, while somewhat helpful is only part of the information available to us now. Every person has free will and sovereignty to choose the story and the timeline that feels most suitable for them. The linear timeline has us beholding to the way things were, as if that is the only truth available.
I offer in the podcast that circular time offers the possibility that there is an infinite potential for each of us, as well as for our collective. Circular time embraces the cycles of the universe: planets, sun, moon, stars, as well as seasons of our mother earth. We are after all children of Her. Microcosms to the macrocosm of Her. Her cycles have always been circular. During this super full moon She is calling us home.
Lisa Marie Haley