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“The Four Brothers” – An open letter to my four beautiful sons.
Once there was a beautiful and delicate spiderweb that was suspended between two tall trees in the forest. The web would catch the dew in the morning so that it sparkled like diamonds. On this beautiful web lived four brothers, each little spider bigger than the next. The mother spider worked hard to keep the web beautiful for them, because it was her pride and joy. She knew that this was their safety net, their home.
Windows to the Soul
Have you ever wondered what you would hear in my words If you were looking into my eyes as I spoke them? Sometimes I feel as if we are suspended between worlds You are always around me but cannot hear me And in my head, your thoughts invade me but I cannot see you And...
Adorn Your Soul
Allow this new moon in Leo to be the precipice over which you fling yourself in order to embark on the road to your dreams. Manifest heart’s deepest desires and leave behind fear and denial. Be brave, sister souls! Especially in times of darkness, the world needs it’s dreamers.
By night I take your soul by the handand we dance as if nothing else matters.By day I remain in the love where we metwhile you remember to forget.Until darkness across the sky has creptand you kiss my face where tears were weptclinging to the hope you have kept.-...
Surrender at the Lion’s Gate
The darkness of the womb that brings forth life is home to a great inner knowing. Let us follow the divine feminine path for a change and lead the world from battling to bestowing.
Daring to Hope in Times of Darkness
Hope is giving ourselves permission to invest ourselves in a dream. Hope is allowing our hearts to sing. Hope is being in love with a possibility.
On Love, Trust, Sacrifice, and Devotion
Why do we choose to sacrifice? Why do we choose to prove our love through acts of devotion? And what are these demonstrations in service of?
I Am The Fool
Standing blissfully at the precipice, I am ready to step into the void of infinite possibility. The Warrior God has come home to his own temple. The illusions have been cast away now that we’ve left Pisces behind, and what our hearts are longing for has become stunningly clear.
Divide And Conquer: Somebody’s Gotta be the Bad One
For everyone that sits on their throne and passes judgment, I ask you: “What have you done to help those who are enraged? What have you done to prevent things from reaching this tipping point? And don’t tell me you pay taxes toward their entitlements. I’m asking you what have you done? Human to human. What change have you made? What solutions have you thought of and pursued? Or did you just stock up on toilet paper and scream vitriol on Facebook while you ate your organic quinoa?
Reclaiming Our Power
Propaganda doesn’t work if you know it’s bullshit. Slander doesn’t sting if you don’t care. Manipulation doesn’t affect you if you know where it’s trying to lead you and you walk wherever you want to go instead. Have the courage to remember that your negative beliefs you have about yourself are not the real you. This disempowers the shadows, it removes their mechanisms of control. Remember who you really are, and then we rise.
Maiden Moon: Manifesting with Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn
Tonight we will share the first of three Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions. The planet of expansion and the planet of revelation will meet in the sign of Capricorn, a conjunction we haven’t seen in 200 years. May this mark the turning point that leads us into a beautiful collective ascension.
The Enchanted Forest
“The Enchanted Forest” is a musical meditation for creating divine sanctuary around you.
The Sacred Temple: Creating Sanctuary Within and Without
I stood in the middle of the storm wondering where I might find shelter. My mind raced through a million options, none of which provided any real comfort. My heart was longing for something I could not reach. I knew exactly what it was and where to find it, but the road was laden with impossibility. All paths seemed to lead me in a circle right back to my starting point. Spinning and spinning, a frantic stillness emerged. And that is when they first spoke to me.
Virgo Full Moon: A Day Without Women in Mexico
Dare to love yourself enough to stand up for what is rightfully yours. No matter how angry it makes them. No matter how much they beat you back down. Stand up anyway. Reestablishing balance will never be pleasant for those at the top. They will try to protect their spoils. I am glad Mexican women are fighting for this today. I will be joining them. Mercury is about to go direct – let’s make our voices heard.
A period of unavoidable stillness. Mercury churns in reverse through the dreamscape of Pisces. There is no unseeing what is being revealed. The chasm between the old and the new expands. We must choose whether to fall or fly. When the Hanged Man looks at his life, he...
The Empress Emerges from Stillness
The Sun has just moved brightly into Aquarius and is challenging us to open up to receive the divine cosmic messages that the universe is sending us. In this new age, our essence leads the way, and the systems and structures of the past decay.
The First Whispers of the High Priestess
How to Restore Our Divine Feminine with this Aquarius New Moon We are at a turning point once again. We spent months realizing, identifying, accepting and releasing everything that needed to left behind. A dramatic ending heralded a new beginning, and now we are being...
Spellcasting Preparation for this New Moon in Aquarius
Don’t be afraid to dream big! This Aquarius energy is powerful, disruptive, and long term, so be sure to take your manifestation all the way to the stars! Get out of your mind and follow your heart.
Erase me, here, let me help you
Every melody I’ve sung
Every dance I’ve ever done
I’ll make a new one
Lost Emperor: The Illusion of Control
The Lost Emperor ridicules because he does not know how to feel. But were he secretly offered a choice, I believe he would take it.
The Emperor is Out of Control
At this moment, we are coming out of thousands of years of rule by The Emperor. In his positive aspect, this archetype brings authority, establishment, and structure. In his negative aspect, these qualities appear in excess and become destructive. The Emperor becomes a tyrant, controlling, rigid and domineering.
X. Phoenix Rising
The Age of The High Priestess is here. We have waited long enough. The old ways won’t fix this, so together we will take it and make it ours. And we will make it beautifully.
IX. The Power of Surrender
The High Priestess and Pluto: Ten Steps From Darkness to Light Photography by the esteemed Howard Schatz, Orenstein Studios For those of you who have experienced birthing a child from your womb, you know that there is a certain point of no return once you begin active...
VIII. Humans Without Souls
I think it is safe to assume that if one’s enemy could find joy, they would no longer waste their time on revenge, preferring instead to enjoy their joy. It seems like simple logic to me. Sadly, they just don’t realize that joy is found within. So, they are doomed to point the finger.
VII. The Trumpets of Judgment Sound
If ‘authenticity’ is the theme of this age, then ‘responsibility’ is her sister. Liars and cheaters utilize neither…
VI. Persephone Will Never Return Below
Persephone will not be returning to the underworld ever again. This Spring will be eternal for those of us above ground. Even if fires burn around me, I will charge forward in the name of the light. Let’s live joyfully on the side of bliss.
V. The Great Mother
We all know who really hunted the witches..the witches have always been the healers, and yet they burned them all. Now everyone is sick.
IV. The Reign of Lady Justice
Battlefields are wretched places. We must bring the light to the darkest places.
III. Resistance is Futile, Authenticity Rules
The empath without a sword is merely a lamb. The lamb cannot help anyone when it is being led to slaughter.
II. The Great Awakening is Coming
The Great Awakening is upon us as Uranus moves direct at this same time. Let us walk forward boldly with the High Priestess at our side, Judgment is here to sound the trumpets.