February Planetary Influences
We are visitors on this planet, we are here for ninety or one hundred years at the most. During that period…. We must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal…the true meaning of life. …….His Holiness the Dali Lama
During these times of transformation and chaos we are asked to do more than just be expressions of goodness and kindness, we are asked to be Faith Keepers. In many Native American traditions, the role of the Faith keeper is to remain peaceful and calm, while maintaining spiritual awareness and understanding, no matter what the tribe may endure. Under extreme conditions, if every single tribe member stumbles into fear, doubt, anxiety, worry and pain, the Faith keeper maintains peace, spirituality and understanding. Therefore, the Faith keeper is looked upon as the mainstay. Having the awareness of the Faith keeper is that we all have the “potential” to stand in our Faith.
Astrology is the language of the divine intelligence. The better you understand it, the more tools you have to work with the energy available to us. The movement of the planets can assist us in connecting to our divinity and to the original divine order. This is a pivotal time for humanity. Major paradigm shifts are occurring and will continue through the next several years. Everyone is going through a major change as we all look for a deeper sense of meaning. Many of us are feeling a strong sense of overwhelm. We can use the moon cycles and season changes of this month to navigate our journey. The lowering of the magnetic field around the earth offers a superb time to reinvent yourself.
February 1st Llamas – The Festival of Bread and Harvest – for the Southern Hemisphere
The Wheel of the Year begins to shift from a growing time to a harvest time. The first of three Celtic harvest festivals, the Festival of Bread and fruit is a time when the Sun God begins to weaken and the days begin to grow shorter as the nights grow longer. This is a powerful night to be reminded that nothing in the universe is consistent and the lesser begins to give way to the greater. The Goddess is honored and traditions and rituals for this night of prosperity, abundance and good fortune are performed. It is a time of change as active growth is slowing down and the darker days of winter and refection are beckoning. This is a night to celebrate in gratitude. A ritual of celebration and connection is posted for those who are members of our online subscription series. Click Here
February 2nd Imbolc – Festival of Milk for the Northern Hemisphere
Imbolc is a time of renewal and rebirth as the Goddess springs forth from deep within the earth where she has rested since Samhain. These are the first stirrings of Spring as they bring the promise that the Goddess is awakening. For the Druids, this is a celebration honoring Brigid, the triple Goddess of Healers, Poets, writers, artists, painters, dancers, blacksmiths, and craftsman. As the Goddess of Inspiration, she blesses those who bring beauty into the world through music, story and visual expression by gifting inspiration on this night. This is a powerful time to create the foundation that will allow each of us to express our divine light out into the world. I have added sacred ritual for those who are members of our online subscription series to invoke the presence of Brigid. Ritual allows us to make a deeper connection to nature which is our bridge to our own divinity. Click Here
Sunday, February 9th/10th Full Moon in Leo
Things come to us when we are ready and if we tune into the beautiful energy this full moon offers, that of stillness, silence and presence, we can gain insight to navigate our journey into the unknown for the next few years. The main theme of this full moon is about building our confidence and finding our courage to shine out in the world. The Leo full moon offers each of us an invitation to live a better life. . . a life where you experience more happiness and less suffering. . . a life without conflict, without guilt, without shame. . . a life where you are free to express the real you without fear of being judged by others. . . a life where you love and accept yourself just the way you are. Leo is about living in the heart and reconnecting to your divine self. I will be gathering with a beautiful group for this full moon in the Emerald Green Temple of the Goddess the Redwood forests of Northern California for sacred ceremony to connect and honor the natural world. For those who are members of our online subscription series I will be adding powerful rituals and a guided audio meditation to assist you in connecting on a deeper level to your own divinity in the next few days, A prescription of green to commune with nature is what we will all need to navigate through the energies 2020 will offer. Remember we are still experiencing the influence of the Grand Transformation, the breaking down of the old structures so deeply rooted in our consciousness, the exposure of greed, denial and manipulation which triggers so much fear. This is a night to find your faith and step forward as a Faith Keeper as we navigate through these chaotic moments. 2020 offers a whole new definition to the term Think Green. For those who would like to make a deeper connection to the world of nature I invite you to join me on a sacred journey to the Keepers of the Dragon Lineage, the emerald green lands of Ireland and Iona. Click Here
February 16th Mercury Goes Retrograde
Astrology shows us windows in time when our efforts can manifest our greatest rewards. By using this current phase we are currently in, we all have a cosmic green light of forward motion as every planet is now direct. This will only last until February 16th when Mercury begins its first retrograde cycle of the year. You cannot control what is going to happen around you, but you can certainly control your own reaction. This can be an extraordinary Mercury Retrograde if we use the positive influence of this three week cycle to journey inward. I will be providing powerful tools to support your journey during this time of transformation as Mercury transits through Pisces as I share more of the wisdom that the Path of the Rose offers for those who are members of our online subscription series. Click Here
Sunday, February 23rd New Moon in Pisces
A new moon in Pisces awakens us to a gentler way of being, as we look at the world through a more idealistic lens. This is a New Moon to focus on reconnecting to our dreams with optimism as we express self love and connect to the mermaid. Connecting to the sacred mermaid heals the heart within ourselves and deepens our connection to the sacred blue. She opens us to the reconnection of our divine self with guidance to embrace our sacred callings, gifts, talents and blessings. I will be posting a ritual of love to invoke the spirit of the mermaid in the next few days.
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