The leaves are turning brown and tumble to the Earth
We celebrate the last harvests and prepare for Winter
Time to make plans for the months ahead
and pies lots of pies ;)
Autumn a time of death and rebirth!
My time in Athens Georgia drew to a close last month. In this time of deep changes I chose to open a new door on an old place, to revisit and renew
Montpelier VT is now once again my home
In the days to come I will share more of this journey
Right now I will say that I grateful to be back in these mountains with friends and family. I bow to the memories here and welcome new ones
Have you ended one part of your life and started another in this time?
Are the elements of your journey new or familiar or a bit of both?
It's been hard for me to process all the changes of these often overwhelming days. I know it is for many
As we approach the time of ancestors and dancing with the shadow realms I ask you all to be aware that light and shadow are one
Each may serve the other as we quest for understanding
All this though gets a bit heavy so remember to have fun!
Celebrate the colors of Fall, delight your senses with fine food, good folks, music and laughter.
Share the gifts of this harvest!
I wish all a wonderful season!
Hello good people! I hope you are all having a lovely Spring! The flowers are blooming here in Georgia. Signs of new life are everywhere!
As many of you know this month marks a time of celebration for a variety of traditions.
Beltane the Celtic Fire Festival of fertility and regeneration begins on the eve of the 1st and continues through the 4th.
On the 5th Mexicans celebrate Cinco De Mayo a day of liberation from the French Army, a time of revelry
and on the 27th the Islamic festival of Ramadan begins
For this time I have developed a reading using three cards which I call "The Gardening Spread"
I came up with this spread while thinking about the power of this season and it's meaning in our lives.
Here are three simple questions ~
What needs to be pruned, or cut back in you life?
What is thriving?
What may blossom with the right care?
Look around you. What is nature showing to you? When we quiet our minds, taking a break from the daily overload of our lives we can find many messages in the natural world around us.
Feel the sun, the gentle wind, listen to birdsong and the hum of pollinating bees
Put your hands in the soil. Let the rain touch you and listen to the sounds of storms as they close in, comence and recede.
Observe the animals foraging for food in the day or hunting in the night
In this world of technology it can be easy to forget that we too are part of nature.
Healing, poetry ,smithcraft , divination and prophecy along with these the upholding of women's rights and divine justice.
This is the domain of the Goddess Brigid who is celebrated on Feb 2nd as both Pagan Goddess and Christian Saint.
Think about how these qualities are reflected in your life. Are these lost arts and values?
The world is experiencing a dark period. In such times we may be forced to fall back upon the skills and talents and codes of living that once meant so much to our tribal ancestors. Often I hear people declare "We will not go back!" In relation to many injustices and loss of hard won rights being threatened this is a cry that rings very true! In other cases though perhaps going back is something that we dearly need. What if we went back to a time of tribal interdependence, a time where by necessity we must dream of ways to live outside the norm, invoking the powers of imaginative flights of fancy and brilliant revelations? What if in our desperation reaching for meaning spirit spoke through us and the world around us gained new meaning and magic? What if the voices of millions of women were to join together and...Oh right that last part already happened didn't it? Yes! What an amazing time we are living in that saw multitudes of women and allies for women's and global justice rights coming together around the world to say NO to the forces of oppression and greed!
Sadly many still refuse to see the power and beauty in this. Still for many this is a beginning..or is it a return?
I ask you now on this day and all days..
What will you heal?
What is your inspiration?
What do you forge or create in your life?
What do you see?
How may you honor all women and the Earth our greatest Mother?
How can you support justice?
Brigid was known as a fire Goddess and heralded the coming of Spring with her great light. Wells and the milk of ewes and cows are sacred to her.
Keep your fire and watch closely the sacred well of wisdom. See that all your loved ones and those around you whose lives will be affected are nourished.
Be kind and be just. Be like Brigid :)
2016 is over and done so now here we are in 2017 and it's looking pretty crazy!
My advice to you all..consider The Hitch Hikers' Guide To The Galaxy (If you are familiar with it that is. If not pick up a copy ;) It's great fun!) "Don't Panic!"
That's right keep it together and start getting busy with all the things you had planned to do before.
Now that Mercury is done being naughty and doing it's retro thing it's a good time to start setting plans in action! You know all of those saved emails and messages you've been meaning to answer, all those phone calls you've been meaning to make? Well get on it and have a cup of tea on the side to soothe those nerves. It's not going to be easy but with the right efforts it can be epic!
So here we are in the month of December!
It's been by all accounts a crazy year!
We have seen many changes. Some for the good, some not so good but we have also seen greatness!
This is a year where many of our loved one's both near to us and in the public heart and mind have passed on leaving us feeling thier loss profoundly.
This is a year where devasting floods, earthquakes and fires have racked the planet.
Acts of shocking violence have torn our comunities apart and mended ties within some.
We have seen political turmoil and a disturbing rise in intolerance. In the wake of this though we have also seen the rise of new movements for justice.
The Lakota Sioux Nation have fought a battle to protect thier water from a corporate plan to complete a pipeland on sacred land and they won! We have seen many indigenous people from all all over the globe come together in this effort. Amidst the violence we have also seen amazing acts of solidarity and peace. Let us keep ever watchful of our waterways and resist any acts of brutality towards our beautiful planet and it's peoples.
In the world of science we have seen advancements in space, solar and medical technologies.
In such times as these it is hard to remember the good. I urge you all to stay postive no matter what for there in such attitudes is where our power dwells.
In this time where many celebrate holy days I can not stress enough the importance of prayer and meditation in our lives. Take time in the chaos of your day to relax, stretch out, light a candle and inhale the sweet fragrance of flowers or the rain scenting the air, wonder at the sunrise, the sunset the phases of the moon, the turning leaves (still happening here in the Southern states) the new falling snow, embrace your loved ones, call a friend and spend time with a stranger in need of a friend. Give to your community to other communities and stand for what you know is true and just for all.
Live from your heart and feed your mind with wonderful knowledge. Listen to new sounds and drink in the silence
May your days and nights be filled with comfort and joy
There comes a time when all things we know are left in question. We are living in such times.
To survive one must adapt. It is the most resilient of species that can change according to their environment. How will we change to suit ours?
Here in the USA we find ourselves facing high levels of tension and anxiety as we prepare to elect a new leader for this country this week. At the same time Native American's and allies fight for the right to clean water against the forces of industry.
As the world struggles with ecological emergencies it is no time to be divided, yet here we are again. We have it seems learned little about how to relate and honor each other and this beautiful planet we inhabit. If we are to survive as a species we must change this!
As we slip into this last period of Autumn, what some call the 'veil' between this world and that of our ancestors is now drawing itself closed for the long sleep of Winter.
I ask you all to take time to consider how those of our loved ones who have passed would feel about these times and our roles in them. Ask if you will what they might advise for you. Write it down and keep it as a reminder.
May the best of changes prevail in this time
and Be well
Here begins the time where veils are lifted and the voices of our ancestors can be felt like the wind rustling through the leaves as they turn to the colors of Autumn.
This is a time of remembrance, shedding off the old so we may make ready for the new.
Many traditions celebrate their New Year this month with holidays such as
Rosh Hashanah -Jewish Oct 2nd-4th,
Raʼs as-Sanah al-Hijrīyah -Islamic Oct 3rd,
Dwali-Hindu, Sikh, and Jain Oct 30th,
Murador-Aboriginal Oct 30th
Of course it is also a time where people join in costumed revelry
What will you bring to this special time? What will you shed off and what will you dress yourself in?
Consider the world as one big masquerade. Everyone plays a character but at the end of the party the masks come off..
Or do they?
Well so here we are leaving yet another period of review and hopefully renew! (Look up Mercury Retrograde if you are unfamiliar with the reference I'm making)
What have we learned?
If you could look back to early August what messages would the old you give the person you are now?
We are ever changing in this life.
The illusion we live in casts us into roles which are static and therefore stagnate the process of our personal evolution
If you pretend to ignore the revelations that come to pass in these review periods you may feel untouched by them. You may also though in ignoring their messages continue in the same patterns making the same mistakes.
While I myself am not an astrologer I see how we are influenced by the movements in our solar system. I feel these affects though I can not explain them. I also see their influences on the cards. All things in our universe are connected.
It seems to me in this life that we are always moving forward leaving behind bits of our lives like pieces of broken pottery. That which was once a vessel that sustained and nourished is now dried and cracked and must return to the Earth or the sea from which it came. Let go and walk into a new tomorrow
Well I understand there are a lot of things going on in the stars! I'm not an astrologer but I see a lot about that! I also hear a lot about a major shift happening in the cosmos that affects us all.
I'm not myself a NewAge person but I see some reflections in what some of these folks say. I'm basically a psychic reader that does her own thing.
My life and all the lives of all the people I know have indeed been crazy and also transformitive in this year! I do feel myself that we are going through a major kind of shift! The levels of good and evil in the world are manifesting in tremendous ways! Unfortunately the media is of course downplaying the good stuff but it is out there! It seems like as in most classic fantasy/ adventure tales it is found by questing
So what quests have we abandoned? What do we chose? What is your story your legend?
If you have come to this site you are seeing or questing to see beyond the masks of everyday life.
You are here to learn something, take something away of value on your journey.
As you go along you will find all the answers are within you all along. I offer a looking glass for your soul to reflect upon. I hope within it you will discover treasure.
Hi folks this is Anni
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