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November Planetary Influences

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The 11th month of the year,  represents a time of transition as well as a time of significant personal and psychic growth.  Endowed with extra spiritual energies as the Year of Sacred Relationships will be in its final month and we begin to look forward to the possibilities and grand potential that 2019 will bring.   This is a time to review the lessons of the year, to acknowledge the journey we have taken to arrive at this present moment. The powerful psychic energy of this month enables you to tap into your own self truth. November brings introspection and necessary review of our relationship with ourselves with the added assistance of Venus in Retrograde. A magnificent energy gift is available as we must acknowledge we will all feel pain on this journey of life.  November offers us the awareness that we can transmute the pain.   For those who are members of our online Moon Cycle and Sacred Sabbat Ritual series I will be adding an additional ritual this month to be performed at the time Venus goes direct on November 16th to celebrate love and relationships, the sacred union of both our past and future as well as our personal partnerships.

Beltane fire ritual

November 1st, 2018 BELTANE – Southern Hemisphere –  Fire Ceremony of Purification

This is the third of three ceremonies performed to invite the Sun’s return. The first began with Imbolc followed by the Spring Equinox also known as Ostara and now Beltane to ensure the power of the sun will be at its fullest at the time of the Summer Solstice when there was the greatest amount of light on the earth. In the ancient times the Druids would walk their animals and families between two bon fires symbolizing purification and cleansing.  They would call in the guardian spirits for protection for the rest of the year believing the sacred smoke created a magick layer of protection. Beltane is when the cares and fears of winter are purified giving way to youth, exuberance, innocence, playfulness and sexuality.   Inevitably life is about change.  By celebrating the seasons as they change on the cosmic wheel we celebrate the next chapter of our personal journey.  A ritual for this celebration has been posted.  This ritual can be performed anytime over the next few days as due to challenges with WIFI while in Assisi, Italy.  I am just now able to send out this newsletter and I recognize those in the Southern Hemisphere are one day ahead.  Please click here.

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New Moon of Spiritual Transformation –  Wednesday November 7/8th, 2018

This New Moon provides a spiritual transformation as we are released from our past with forgiveness and unconditional love. This is the perfect new moon for renewing the energy of a relationship and an idea night for setting intentions to attract in your ideal partner or lover.  A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28 day cycle. The effects of this New Moon will last four weeks up to the December 7 New Moon. The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of this new moon cycle.  Relationships will benefit from this new moon as it brings more spiritual closeness and bonding. If single in the light of this new moon you become open to meet a sensitive or more spiritual partner.  Involvement with groups or finding your tribe will nurture your soul as we move through the final phase of 2018.  Remember the cosmic wheel will turn on December 21st so make the effort to clear out old relationship stories.  You want to be free to begin fresh in 2019 with the birth of your own Magickal Child.   Romantic Relationships will benefit from a shared vision of future happiness together if you set intentions together with this new moon.  New Moon Ritual for relationships will be posted in the next  few days.

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November 16th  Venus goes Direct and Mercury Goes Retrograde

Venus will begin her forward motion and we will have gained clarity on relationships that serve us and those we need to honor and leave behind.  Also a time to honor love and generously nurture yourselves.

Hours later Mercury will begin its final retrograde cycle for 2018.  This three week cycle will provide an excellent opportunity to find stillness and allow yourself to slow down.  In the stillness we can hear our heart speak of our journey.  When we are willing to journey far beyond the safety of the familiar shore an entire world of possibility opens up revealing new pathways that lead to grandness.  Use this Mercury Retrograde cycle to review pathways that you have traveled that keep you small as 2019 is about embracing our grandness.

White Buffalo Woman

November 23rd – 24th, Full Moon Dedicated to White Buffalo Woman – Mother Goddess of the Native American Tribes

Following the Total Lunar Eclipse of July, we have all had challenges to our mind, physical body, and spirit.  This is a full moon to spend in prayer or meditation to receive, nourishment, and celebrate life. White Buffalo Woman is known as the Mother Goddess of the First Nation People. She taught the people the ways of working with the earth mother, the basics of survival, and gave them the sacred ritual and ceremony of the Chanupa to enrich their lives. As the Mother goddess she appeared as the buffalo, offering the teachings of the Path of the Rose so that all people may live and flourish.   The Lakota nation believe they were seeded from the stars and the medicine they carry is strong to create a new world for the future generations, a world of unity and love.  Everything we are experiencing, and witnessing is a fulfillment of the prophecies of White Buffalo Woman.  As a global community we have lost our way and must find the way back to the Path of the Rose and the Way of Peace.  It is quite significant to work with this Full Moon also known as the Mourning Full Moon so I will be adding both a ritual and a special teaching from the Path of the Rose.

Wishing you an enchanted month, Robbyne

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