How Do I Find My Way?

Magickally Human

Choices
Challenges
Where
How
Why

And, all the while I’m still looking to find myself…..

(Too Many) Choices

You know what I mean? Just go into a Starbucks and take a look and listen. Yeah, I come from the generation that went to the coffee shop and the choices included size? regular or decaf; cream and sugar was already out for you if you wished. So what about those choices?  Let’s see; a typical order might go something like this:

….I’d like a Venti double latte,  2% milk, light foam, low temp, decaf espresso, extra shot with a double pump of sugar-free vanilla. Oh, and please put a double sleeve on it and have it ready in 2-minutes. Oh, and please add a chocolate chip cookie, lightly warmed in a handle bag. Thank You!……. Oh, and this would be a “simple” order.

We are surrounded by choice and although…

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May’s Blossoming


Please enjoy my recent post at Womb of Light, a Sage Woman Blog….

How do I describe what I feel? Words cannot complete the thoughts that flow through my mind like sparks of fiery truth. My heart is full and the hidden chambers that hold my devotion are overflowing with the petals of my tears and joys. May has come and with it the promise of newly fertile ground and quickening.

The Goddess speaks to me at every turn and I feel the caress of warming air flowing through my nostrils and lungs. Each morning is an offering to be alive and fully present. Each afternoon is a wish to be held in the warmth of my lover Sun’s embrace. Each evening reminds me of the day’s work and a gentle slumber as I drift off into the dreamscape…..Read More here….

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April2018-The Spring Issue

Musings From the Mystic Path

Vol. 2 – Issue 12

Musings From the Mystic Path

The Month of April
The Spring Issue

April is Here, and Spring Has Arrived! Winter has held on a little longer than usual this year and everyone is ready for Spring’s gentler weather. This issue reminds you of the bounty and beauty that April gifts.

“Tesseract” continues with its focus on the Great Wheel of the year and astrology of the month. Our newest column, “Journey’s on the Yogi’s Magick Mat” offers suggestions for settling into the practice of Yoga and “First Steps” begins its seasonal offerings with a guided meditation into preparing your garden for seeding. 

So, what seeds are you going to plant in your garden of plenty….

“And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry…

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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness-Day Nineteen

All Hail the Winter Solstice!
December 21.2018
11:28a.m.

Sun in Capricorn
Sunset is 4:39p.m.(EST)

Today is the final countdown and we welcome the longest night, now knowing that we carry the flame of newborn light within. This day is marked astronomically by the moment the Sun  reaches its southern most point in the sky, its orbit aligning with the earth’s horizon at the astrological demarcation of Capricorn. Saturn and Pluto also share the Capricornian energy of this day and the energy of earth is more pronounced.

Saturn, having just transited into Capricorn today, calls us to beginning the process of re-structuring what we have claimed as our baggage or our gifts.  And, if we are resistant, Pluto reminds us of the necessary endings so that what lay in the future may be birthed from what has past before. In fact, Pluto has been working on this agenda at the level of our earthy perceptions for several years.  The returning strength and duration of the Sun’s light provides the highly illuminated backdrop for what we wish to bring into this changing of the waning and waxing solar year and chronologically what we wish to renew and carry forward into the New Year.

And, the earthy quality that is abundant is that of manifestation. This is the opportunity to use the manifest gifts of corporeal form to create your own space of light and growth that naturally evolves from that source. This turn of the year, after all, points us towards Spring and Summer’s verdant splendor. Now, on this day, we create the structure that will use what lessons have been crafted in the past and can become the new life that springs forth in our future endeavors.

We have moved as the Hermit within and sought the blessings of a lantern that remains ever lit; our breath of intent fanning its light that it may show us the path. This is the walking between the pillars of the High Priestess’ Throne and wielding a magick that weaves its light drawn from a source of Divine inspiration and the bounty of a manifest and purposeful life.

Carrying the Flame into the Dawn

If you are able set your your alarm for 30-60 minutes before sunrise tomorrow morning. Plan to go outside where you can see the first rays of the sun’s light. As you wait in those last 30-60minutes of darkness, recall the work you have done these past 19+ days. Call up the energy of thought and feeling that bubbled to the surface as you began to respond in an illuminated way.

Give some reflection on what may have changed within you, as well as deepened as you stand in anticipation of this morning’s dawning. And, I take you back to the start of these days…

….The night is cold and I stand facing the darkness; thick and almost opaque in its veiling. I think on all that has brought me to this point of the Great Wheel and call to myself the memories of lessons learned and shadowy places uncovered needing nurturance and cultivation. Each memory is illuminated from within and I feel the heat of my Inner Sun flaring out from center’s core; extending light filled streams of connection to each treasured sensation and image.

Tingling energy moves across my back affirming my growing anticipation of the promise held in the rising sun as I await the dawning of the Solstice Sun. I think on the moments of waiting I have seen at this same cycle of time the many years before and how each has held its own joy of new expression. I breathe into these thoughts, envisioning the flame of sunlight growing within myself. I breathe deeply into the joy of being able to turn the focus of that light outwards as the sun gains strength in the sky above and I attune to that same solar cycle within.

I look ahead and see rays of filtered light flowing around and through me casting their long slim finger-like beams on the snowscape in front of me. The time is now. One more deep breath in affirming the strength of the dark that has come before, and I turn to face the rising sun. Dawn of the Winter Solstice has come and with its rising so too does the rising of my illuminated self; forever changed….

And, as the last of these words and images fade, the Sun is rising, the Dawn of Light renewing all that it touches and your illuminated light in the darkness has lit the way!

Friday December 22.2017
Sunset at 4:40p.m. (EST)

Many blessings of this new journey into the waxing year…. Robin

Need a little refresher about Sun in Capricorn?
As Above, So Below: Sun in Capricorn

The Hermit, The High Priestess and the Magician..

19 Days of Illuminated Darkness: Day Nine
19 Days of Illuminated Darkness: Day Ten              and….

Tarot for Troubling Times:The Magician
Tarot for Troubling Times: The Magus (Toth)

Although about Pluto Retrograde, information in general about the mantle of Capricorn..
Back to the Middle and Around Again

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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness-Day Eighteen

A Simple Contemplative Ritual

Today the offering is a simple ritual you may wish to use on this eve of the Winter Solstice or tomorrow. We have been seeking the light within and now we are ready to call forth that light and as we call to the Solstice and the longest day of darkness.

What you will need:

  • A quiet space where you will not be disturbed and is or can be darkened;
  • Something comfortable to sit on;
  • Any color candle and holder;
  • Matches (preferably the long ones)-not a lighter;
  • A warm cup of cider, hot chocolate or tea.

Establish your space in whatever way aligns with your practice, calling it forth as a sacred, safe and quiet space for your working.

Settle in to whatever chair or other bodily support you have chosen. Make note of the strength of it as it supports the contours of your body. Make note of your physical form resting gently in its support and the feeling of density of your manifest form.

Begin to take notice of your breath; the rise and fall of your chest and expansion and contraction of your lungs. Sit back, deepening yourself in your chair. Make note of the comfort you are feeling right now.

Reach out and pick up your cup and begin sipping whatever hot beverage you have brought into the space with you. Make note of the warmth as it trickles down your throat. The warming sensation into your stomach and the general state of well-being that you feel. Envision this warmth spreading into every cell of your body; filling you with heat and comfort.

When you have finished your drink sit back and just simply “be” in the warmth that has now been generated within you. Allow yourself to envision yourself snug and cozy in your bed. It is Solstice night and the darkness surrounds, but you know that the warmth you are feeling within will soon be brought to light in the Dawn Sun’s rising. Make note of how these images make you feel.

Now, reach out and take up a match. Breathe deeply and push the warmth you are feeling out and into your hand and fingers as you strike the match. The flame catches and a min blaze of light flickers and sputters. Take a moment to see it in its complexity and beautiful simplicity and then light your candle.

As the flame of the match touches the wick of the candle, light sputters once again, the warmth of your light responds and in your mind’s eye envision the Dawn and the brilliant light of the Solstice Sun that marks the return towards lengthening days.

Sit for as long as you wish, looking into the flame that has lit the darkened space.  Offer the intention of knowledge that you are both that lighted flame and the dark that surrounds. You are the rising of the Solstice Sun and within you, now will growing a light of brilliance that will peak at the Summer Solstice.

When you have received all that is needed, blow out the candle and envision the afterglow of flame. Breathe in deeply and as you exhale see that flame and light grow. Take a few more deep breaths and then allow the image to fade returning you to whatever level of light is in the space you have chosen.

You may use this candle anytime during the year as a reminder of the power you hold within to bring the return of light.  Give thanks to the energy and yourself that have made this an experience of beauty and deepening. And, return to whatever activities you have planned for the remainder of the day/evening.

Blessed Be!

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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness: Day Seventeen

Waking Up

Breathe deeply. The time is almost here. We stayed out in the sun’s full light and knew that the days would shorten and the time for quiet and rest would be ticking down to the day that soon will be.

We’ve waited through the first harvest, as wheat and grain were cut and the grain lord nourished and filed our bellies. We’ve waited through the second harvest and the last of the root and sacrifice of the animal gave promise that we would survive the increasing darkness ahead.

We called to the ancestors and stood at death’s gate seeking the way and offering up plates of food and drink to those beloveds long past. The veils parted and their gossamer form billowed out in the chill of purposeful winds. And, the cry of the banshee cut sharp and strong like shards of ice.

We settled in deeply to hearth and friends and family. Each providing a warmth of their own and each demanding its own space of sacrifice and offering. We turned within, contemplative and reflecting on a light that we sought as external source. And, still the darkness came, minute by minute, day by day.

Soon we will stand in the night, long and cold hoping for light that will grow minute by minute, day by day. Soon we will wake up and the morning’s sun will illuminate the darkness and the gift of the Solstice will fill our hearts…

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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness-Day Sixteen


Today’s Post is an offering of astrology and seeking the gifts of the New Moon as we approach the Solstice. Click here for the post…

The Dawn Rises on Middle Ground

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