19-Days of Illuminated Darkness: Bonus Post #3

Just to set the mood and take you into the snowy woods, please enjoy a Solstice Story in Two Parts…

Part One

Lily pulled on her warmest coat and snow boots, ready for an adventure outside. Snow had been falling for several hours and she loved the quiet that descended when the ground was blanketed in fluffy white snow. Even the coziness and warmth of her cottage could not entice her to stay inside and miss the chance of walking at sunset through the woods that bordered her home.

She wrapped a wool scarf snuggly around her neck and pulled on the winter cap that she had just finished knitting and had been hoping for a chance to wear it sooner rather than later. Impatient to leave, she tugged at her mittens and took one quick glance at the dimly lit room and spun back around to push the wooden door open…

Read More Here:
Winter Fires: Part One

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19-Days of Illuminated Darkness: Bonus Post#2


If you’ve been counting down, we are on Day Twelve of 19-Days of Illuminated Darkness. Today’s offering is an audio pathworking entitled A Point of Clarity. In keeping with this theme, please enjoy the poem below….

Snow silently fell
As the wheel it
Turned round.

Darkness cycled its course
The Light lay at hand
Brilliant flames of blue lept
High from sacred inner domain.

Triple flames rise high
And Mother’s sight offers
The solace of quickening spark.
Bring forth the healing Light
Nurture and fiercely protect
The ember that burns brightly.

Gentle bud and tender leaf
Reach high towards
Sun lit sky.
Balance and rest
Bring greenery to life.

Desire flows hotly and
Urges pushes us on.
Light weaves its magnetic
Spell of attraction
Drawing us towards
Lovers sun-kissed embrace.

Solstice light burns
Full and bright.
Apex of potential
Achieved and
Time for turning within
Now close at hand.

Sacrifice and offering
Of harvest Autumn’s
Golds, reds and greens.
Light rests in space of
Gathering and the stores
For winter richly filled.

Place of rest and integration
Balance of human and land
Inner fires carefully tended
As harvest feeds the light
Of soul’s new found worth.

Ancestor and spirit called
Forth by Inner Lamp.
Time to heed the
Hermit’s call as
Flame burns hidden
Deeply within.

The cycle moves forward
And light and dark move
Interwoven hand and hand.
Snow silently falls as the
Great Wheel does turn
Round and round.

Quick Look Index…

19-Days of Illuminated Darkness: Index

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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
audio on BandCamp

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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…..

Read full article here…

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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