In the Aura of the Winter’s New Moon
As we move towards the Winter Solstice and the return of Light, today, the moon has now progressed into astrological Capricorn and, as I like to say, stands in the aura (I usually consider this to be the time of approx. 2-3 days on either side of its actual phase) of the recent New Moon.
The moon waxed New in the astrological sign of fiery Sagittarius on Monday, December 14th. This winter moon and its timing near to the date of the Winter Solstice holds the promise of connectivity and reaching beyond your comfort zone as you seek new trails to “blaze” (no pun intended). This is the energy of lighting the match (the Fire element of Sagittarius) just before and to ensure that a warm and blazing fire can be started. This is the light that shines throughout the dark and draws to itself those seeking warmth, comfort and the transformative action that occurs when heat is applied.
Carry this energy forward as its flows into today’s moon waxing moon of astrological Capricorn. The fires of Sag’s light now benefits from the boundaries and strength of earthy Capricorn. Capricorn holds the power of the mythical Seagoat-a creature that is able to dive into the depths of the intuitive waters of our personal seas and scale the heights moving with the assurance of a goat on a craggy mountainside.
Today we can arise a little more assuredly from what we have left behind in the shadows and the dark. Today we carry the lantern of new light, burgeoning towards fullness. Today we walk with assurance knowing that the renewing energy and hope that is the heart of the Winter Solstice will not falter as we strive towards the heights of our own personal solstice transformation.
Today we stand in the aura and afterglow of a New Moon of fire’s active will and feel its palpable presence in the manifest strength of our being standing in the promise of light anew.
Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.
Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers.
Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition.
As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work.
Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience.
Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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The countdown continues as the Seagoat marks the lunar day….