Happy New Year! The wheel has turned and we are now officially in 2019, The Year of Birthing the Magickal Child.
Following the ancient ways of those who follow the Earth Traditions and the Path of the Rose, the year is divided into eight main holy days or Sabbats. The Eight Sabbat Festivals, celebrate the changing seasons in the Cycle of Life. Our ancient ancestors relied on the movements of the Sun and Moon mainly to guide them and used sacred ritual to maintain the alliance between the world of human and that of the unseen. These holy days are not created as a result of some historic event, which we identify as holidays, they are of nature and belong to everyone. These are powerful days of awakening, enlightenment and healing, as nature provides the tools how to be in harmony with the natural rhythm of how our beloved planet works.
There are two significant celestial events this year that will propel each of us into the new expression of our self and the birthing of our Magickal Child. The total lunar eclipse on January 20/21st and the Total Solar Eclipse on July 2nd. We are changing and our world is changing around us. We must be prepared to ride the crest of the wave that is coming and master the gifts of the Empress in this Three Year of Creative Potential. Following the cycles of the moon can assist in keeping one focused with the constant shifts and tides of our changing reality. If you would like to receive our Weave the Web newsletter for monthly planetary updates and are not part of our spiritual community but would like to join, please click here.
If you would like to follow more deeply with the rituals and ceremonies of the changing moon cycles and sacred celebrations by becoming a member of our paid online subscription series, please click here. You will receive a monthly new moon and full moon ritual as well as sacred ceremonies and rituals to be performed with the Eight Sabbat Holy Days.. Each month you also receive a monthly guided meditation to support you in birthing your own magickal child and the creative potential within. Sacred ceremony is a tool to recommit to be of service to the Goddess each month and to assist in finding balance and receiving guidance for your journey.
In March I am returning home to New Zealand to share the wisdom of Birthing the Magickal Child through sacred journeys and private retreats on Waiheke Island, Lake Rotopounamou, the world’s spinning water vortex, and Castle Hill on the South Island as well as workshops in Tasmania, and Australia.
In the fall the Goddess has called me home to Avalon and the recalibration of one’s personal timing into the galactic computer of Stonehenge. For more details please click here.
Having been deeply moved and inspired as I was awakened to the dormant memories of Atlantis, I am guiding a journey of the Soul to Damanhur, Italy as well as returning to the City of Peace, Assisi, Italy. These are both smaller, intimate journeys with limited space so if you are called to join please contact Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 5/6th , First New Moon of 2019
During the first New Moon of 2019, we sow the seeds of our dreams. If you have a creative or business project, set intentions in the energy of this new moon. Fifteen days afterwards, the Full Moon will illuminate your path with greater clarity. As the first new moon of a Three Year, this moon cycle is dedicated to the Empress. The Empress is an archetype of feminine power; she is mysterious, illusive, fertile, and sexual. She creates within each of us, a need to be in touch with our feminine side, to listen to our intuition, and to give priority to our emotions and passions. The Empress does not play by the rules. She has her own way of doing things and her own idea of what is right and what is wrong in any and all endeavors. With the first new moon we set intentions and identify the first steps we want to take. Before taking any action, we are invited to embrace the opportunity to change our belief system and de-clutter our mindset. Anything which is not relevant anymore will simply get in the way of what we want to create. Writing is a powerful way to focus our attention as it sends a strong message to both your conscious and unconscious minds that you are serious and committed to manifesting change. Even if you feel you have written down your intentions many times before and have not realised your dreams. It is not because the power is dormant within you; it is because you have needed to clear the path. Hands that are tightly clinched holding on to the past cannot allow the new things you intend to come into your life. You must be absolutely unattached to your past and unattached to the outcome of what you are intending. For those who are members of our online subscription series I have posted a New Moon ritual that will assist in clearing the pathway and setting intentions for 2019. We have a total lunar eclipse coming with the full moon in January, which will empower and amplify the intentions and ceremony you perform tonight. This New Moon marks the start of a new lunar cycle, as well as the start of a new personal cycle. I will be sharing in San Clemente, California within the first new moon energy, the ancient wisdom of Birthing the Magickal Child. Working with the Empress will assist you in Being more optimistic, more courageous and more open to trying new things.
January 6th – Uranus Goes Direct
Uranus is the planet of rebellion and will turn direct. It is during a Uranus transit that we are given a choice, change or allow our spirit to wither. We feel it deep inside that we cannot remain doing and being the same. We are dying inside and so as we set intentions on the first new moon of the Year of Birthing the Magickal Child we are filled with promise and potential. Remember the ancient ones saw the movement of the planet and stars as a navigational tool for their own personal journey. Uranus has pushed us well past the edge of our comfort zone into what is known as the Impact Zone. Somewhere between the old familiar, which we think was order, and the current chaos that pushes us to the place where our own individual genius and creativity can thrive. Since August of 2018, Uranus has been breaking us down so we can truly breakthrough. As we come out of this Uranus transit we can use the energy to make those changes. Our systems are already broken and beyond repair, so lets focus on the new and what you can contribute to the global vision. Celebrate the freedom to choose even if it makes you feel vulnerable. If we utilise this time wisely we will begin to see forward movement in March.
January 20/21st – Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse
In this year of creative potential and the repackaging of our soul expression this is a powerful night to gain not only clarity and direction but courage and strength to step forward into the realisation of our divine self. The moon will be in moving into totality for a little more than an hour, turning an orange-red color making this a blood full moon. There is an incredible source of power one feels when observing this phenomenon of the natural world, as something stirs deep inside your blood.The full moon will peak in totality at the following times. You will want to be patient and allow yourself to feel the activation of your own personal timing.
- Maui – January 20th 7:16pm
- Los Angeles – January 20, 9:16 pm
- New York – January 21, 12:16 am
- London – January 21, 5:16 am
- Zurich – January 21, 4:16am
- Delhi – January 21, 10:46 am
- Sydney – January 21, 4:16 pm
- Auckland – January 21, 6:16pm
I will be posting a Full Moon Ritual on how to work with the potent energies of this Total Lunar Eclipse and will be sharing a Full Moon Audio Meditation dedicated to the Wild Woman, as this is a prelude for the Total Solar Eclipse on July 2nd. A night to be optimistic, daring and open to trying new things.
It is going to be a truly magickal year but you will need to be on alert to not be pulled into the chaos of the old reality collapsing around you. Instead focus on all that you are creating and reinventing within yourself.
Wishing you an enchanting year. Love and rainbows and you embrace the new.