Bonus Post 1: 19-Days of Illuminated Darkness

Image: Robert Kaufman

Seeking our Animal Allies

As we build in our anticipation for welcoming the Light of the Solstice, an opportunity to connect to those energies and beings that stand ready to support our work shines in the remnants of the darkened forest, seas and air.

I would like to share with you a pathworking written a few years ago and one that I have had requested many times. Join me on a journey through the gates of the elemental realms and the radiance of the animal guides held within each awaiting your call of resonance.

I like to explore these gifts at this time of the year and use it as a time to offer up gratitude for those animal guides that remain with me and those who are ready to aid and assist as I step in the Solstice Light of a soon to be New Year. Enjoy!

Journey to Your Spirit Animal
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19 Days of Illuminated Darkness! Returns for 2018…

Begins December 3.2018
Waning 4th Qrt. Moon in Scorpio

Join me, once again, as we count down to the Winter Solstice and 19 Days of Illuminated Darkness. What was begun as the veils of Samhain parted and the New Year turned another cycle of the Great Wheel, continues as we welcome the Winter Solstice and the burgeoning of the Solar Light!

Winter Solstice
December 21st.
5:23p.m. (EST)

This is the second of a series of posts through 2019 that will explore the many meanings of the Sabbats of the Great Wheel of the Year. Each will countdown with a specific number (relevant) of days and continue the work begun in the prior Sabbat(s).

Topics will incude:

… The deeper meaning of the Sabbat, consciousness, honoring and fueling the spark of the Divine within and more. And, a few bonus posts with new writings and experiences to enjoy. 

The countdown begins on Monday, December 3rd as the Moon wanes 4th Qrtr. in mystical astrological sign of Scorpio. Mercury remains in the last 3 days of its retrograde and offers the opportunity to explore that darkened light in a collaborative style. All the while the Sun stands strong in its astrological mantle of fiery Sagittarius.

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Full Moon in Gemini: Deep in Conversation

Full Moon in Gemini
November 23.2018
12:39a.m. (EST)

Mercury Retrograde
November 16 – December 6

Neptune Direct
November 16.2018

Sun in Sagittarius
November 22.2018

Wow! Lots going on and lots to talk about! This early morning Full Moon bathes in the energy of astrological Gemini, the quintessential archetypal energy of communication and mental agility. Father Sun has transited into the solar month of astrological Sagittarius, the direct opposite (on the zodiacal wheel) as usual of Mother Moon’s flowing waters of lunation. In this case, astrological Sagittarius fires up the solar energies and begins the process of sending out those electromagnetic bursts (think Sagittarian arrows) seeking collaboration, community and networks. Both Moon and Sun are in signs of the Mutable Modality which gives the necessary ebb and flow required of outreach that is potent and active inits intention(Sun in Sagittarius) and the rising waters  that adapt and change (Moon in Gemini) all the while reflecting an intuitive light held within…..

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Deep in Conversation

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Awakening to My Wild!

I call to the wild
The soft
The brutal
The power within.

I move with grace
And strength
My blade readied
To pierce the veils
Of the unjust.

I speak my words
I create and I destroy
Each an expression
Of my true nature…..

…..I am always renewed and feel empowered at this time of the year. I am a daughter of the cold and wintry world and this is when I come alive and awaken all of my senses to the world around me. This is also the time when I renew my commitment to the Divine Feminine and exploration of HER wild nature. This year, in particular…. Read the full post at:

Womb of Light
A Sage Woman Blog

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30-Days of Samhain-Bonus Post #5

A Pathworking of Creation

These past several days we have immersed ourselves in the realms of death and the Ancestors. Now, on Samhain’s eve I would like to share a recorded pathworking of creation. Life flows in its eternal cycle of creation and destruction.

Breathe in the dark
Rest in the stillness
Regenerate and renew
Scattered and supple

I breathe in the dark
I rest in the deathly stillness
I will regenerate as I renew in form
No longer scattered
I move in supple surrender
To Death’s birthing of Creation

Enjoy this special pathworking here:
The First Time: Creation in the Zep Tepi

And, it’s not too late to catch up here::

30-Days of Samhain: Index

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30-Days of Samhain-Bonus Post #4


Falling Back to Reach Forward
November 4.2018
6:45 EST

Daylight savings time ended this morning! And, as reminder in resetting the clocks-“Fall Back (Spring Forward)”. I chose to write this as a bonus post because this Samhain-tide season takes its comfort in the darkness, and the end of daylight savings time, means the return to a blanket of early evening sunset and settling into a nightscape that can be as illuminated as candle or lamp provide.

So, I’m using the Fall Back catchphrase to stimulate the focus back into seeking our ancestor connection to provide the perspectives that carry us forward into what lay ahead. This time change that aligns us with the natural circadian cycle that we use as biological linear time pulls us back into the flow of seeking the light(s) within (indoors) as the cooler weather and early darkness provide the space for reflection and introspection. We naturally, begin to wind down from the light of the day’s activities and demands and prepare for rest, relaxation and the coziness afforded our home.

During the veils of Samhain, this also provides the perfect setting for our settling into the desire to commune with those beloveds that have past beyond corporeal form and awaits us in the stillness of a light that emanates from the mysteries of the unknown. Falling back into the night lifts your vision up towards the light that flows from Sun-day’s glow. What lay behind us in the shadows of our present existence carries us forward into the brightness of what lay head in our future. This is the consummate wisdom of our Ancestors and what they desire for us.

Perhaps, for today as we have turned our clocks back and what feels like the gaining of an additional hour, consider using some of that time as the sun sets and the night crowds in to sit quietly in a candle-lit space and reach out towards your beloveds, seeking their wisdom and grace to guide you through the increasing waning of the sun.

We are nearing the end of our 30-Days and astrological SAMHAIN is in 3 Days!

November 7 @ 6:18am (EST)

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30-Days of Samhain-Index

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30-Days of Samhain-Bonus Post #3

This Bonus Post of 30-Days is is a musing on the energies of Samhain’s Veils and the Qabalistic Tree of Life….

The Samhain Tree


Artist Credit: Jane Sunbeam

I reach deep into the loamy earth. Instinct and anchoring flow through my roots and the seeding of what I will become remains as the echo of its first planting.

I stretch and reach, extending deeper and climbing upwards. Fertile earth the home of my making and the lights of the Fae guide my growth. Nurturing, gentle and insistent on my survival. I pause in the veiling of what lay below of ground and small life and what aspirations await as I reach steadily upward towards the sun and star-filled above.

Nutrients flow and the blueprint of what I can become is clear and strong. The desire for air and breath and rain and moisture are balanced betwixt and between. Each moving dynamically in flow weaving what I desire to be in beauty’s grace and what I know of the pure concept of what I may be-come.

The sun rises at each new beginning and the light fills every space of the growing girth of what I am. Heat floods through me reaching down through my roots and a truck that is sturdy and strong. Light awakens every cell within my construct and bark falls away in sacrifice to the increasing width and breadth of my form. I look upwards on sun-filled day and yearn to take my place within the splendor of its kingship. I look up at moon-filled night and remember the blessings of the vision of the Universe and my place within it.

The pain of growth sears through me like a blade rendering down and whittling into form a perfect and whole state of being. And, mercifully the cold weaves around the charred limbs of transformation and sets the newly crafted beauty of grace and green, leaf and limb entwined in a dance of fall and abundance. All is directed towards the crossing into a space that is far above the land below and promises the vantage of seeing far and wide.

But, for now I pause in this state of remaking and breathe into all that has come before and sigh deeply as the wind shakes my leaves and steady myself for what lay ahead if I choose not to falter and will myself to survive the blustery winds that could easily tear me from my path. I wait. I pause. I rise anew climbing upwards.

High above the world below. Wrapped in the ephemeral grace of gentle steady streams of sun and moon woven high above the grounding of manifest form, I hear the heart beat of the world. I feel the embrace of loving arms reaching out welcoming me to my rightful place in the heavens. I stretch and I reach out, expansive and beautiful in the shapes of tree-top’s form and the cosmos opens in welcome calling me from my slumber within the Great Mother’s bounty. The swirlings of all that was-is and can be coalesced in the sap and bark, trunk and roots that have brought me here to this space of glory and strength.

And, on the fullness of Samhain’s night Moon, the ancestors gather around me. The veils of the realms opened and I stand as guardian and guide to those who seek the wisdom of what has been. I hold the knowledge of new life itself and the canopy of my limbs offer space for those to cross over and come forward in blessed joy of greeting once again.

For one night and one day of Samhain’s calling I rise anew. I am the Tree within all. I am the shade and shelter that holds the keys to the mysteries of form and formlessness. I AM YOU…….

Note: This writing uses the principles of the Qabalistic Tree of Life as an underpinning. Want to know more?…..

Qabalah Bootcamp 101

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