How do you feel? What thoughts about self are happening?
Are you judging how you feel?
If you are you are not alone. And if you aren’t kudos to you!
Knowing where you are emotionally is important to knowing what’s going on with your well being. It is easy to want to get rid of difficult emotions. Society also tends to encourage this by telling you to buck up, get over it, move on…
All of which aren’t very helpful when you aren’t feeling super duper emotionally for whatever reason.
The emphasis of this ritual will be to bring in self love by doing a self blessing.
Why bless ourselves?
It is a reminder that all of you is worthy, sacred, and holy. That perfect is not what makes you any of those. It is your ability to meet yourself and in turn others where they are.
Self witnessing and validating teaches you how to show up for yourself. That will spill over into your life. It will help you remember not to give advice when all someone needs is to be seen and heard.
Seeing, hearing, validating, bearing witness is empowering. Having someone else let you know they hear and see you can be all they really need.
You can start with you!
This ritual will focus on you as a whole not just the parts you like to witness. You will have the chance to embrace the challenging aspects of self along with all the stuff that’s easy to validate.
The Equinox Ritual for Self Blessing will take place September 18th @ 5 PM Mountain, 7 PM Eastern get your invite here.
asks you to take a look at what’s working and what’s not working. Decide what you want to work on and change and what can hang out for a while.
Know what works and what doesn’t you don’t have to do it all at once. Pick what’s not feeling so right to you at the moment. It might feel a bit tight or a bit off. That’s where you want to focus.
There’s a bunch of Uranus Retrograde energy working with this to help you open your eyes and see what you need to know. It is awareness of what is working and what’s not.
Exploration of self and knowledge of your empowerment is a big theme this month don’t shut it down, keep it open, even if that is a trickle. Big change can be a scary creature to step into. Let’s face small change can be just as scary. Be okay with this and do the work.
That’s what courage is.
It is not being fearless but being afraid and still acting.
The thing about clarity is it does not pop out of your head like Athena popping out of Zeus’ head. If that does happen it is rare, write it down because you have under a minute before it is gone.
Leaving you wondering where that clarity and knowing went and how you can get it back.
Most of the time the best way to get clarity is to get started on it. Action will help you get to clarity faster then thinking about it or waiting for it to show up.
Clarity is a lot like inspiration the more you act and do the more often you create it. The artist in me knows the more I create art the more inspired I am. If Athena fully formed does show up it tends to be when I am acting.
The more you act and create a practice that leads you towards clarity the more you will have it. Part of it is trusting yourself. When you have an idea that feels right and you act on it.
Slyvanious is all bout finding clarity
What’s the direction you are headed in? Do you like? If yes keep going if no start making the choices that get you one you like.
Create small steps that keep you headed where you are going. Small adds up to big.
Refine, refine, refine!
That means you keep making adjustments and choices that keep you on track.
Doing this will help you find more clarity then trying to know the whole big picture all at once before you have even started.
As a teen I became very aware of bias. This is due to the ostracization I faced for not being LDS in Utah. It was an insular place back in the 80’s with not a ton of diversity. That’s neither here not there because we are talking about bias.
Here’s somethings I know about bias.
We all have it. It can be known and understood. Which means you strive not to use it.
For example back to high school all Mormons are don’t like non members this is part of my bias in dealing with the LDS faith. I know this I also know it is not true. Crappy kids do not define a whole religion.
Privilege! Being white means I get a pass on a lot of things. My life is easier because I am white in skin color.
This means when POC tell their experience I believe and validate them. I don’t shut them down and tell them that it doesn’t happen because it hasn’t happened to me.
Womxn you know the above because womxn are told what they experience isn’t how it is because, well the guys don’t have that problem. We all know this is BS. Call them on it and call others on it when they do about anyone!
Stereotypes are part of bias.
Know what your stereotypes are part of how you train someone to know danger. One of my stereotypes is all men are potential threats. This is based in facts but…
Since I know this I can realize most men are not going to harm me walking down the street or harass. Most men aren’t going to call other men on street harassment. Men use their privilege here.
Uranus Retrograde Meditation
What does this have to do with Uranus retrograde?
Uranus is ready to open your eyes for you. If you won’t do it for you.
This retrograde will help you know all the awful things about yourself and drag you deep into the shadow. This is work that needs to happen you need to know and own your bias, privilege, and stereotypes.
Time is up for not having to do the work due to your privilege and yes I am talking to the white folks reading this. Spirituality is understanding the totality of you,not just the parts you like.
You will explore ways to work with the lions gate and step through it with a short guided meditation. Find out what the Lion’s Gate can do for you. Get your invite here.
Perseid Meteor Shower Peak Mid August
Go take a gander at the sky and catch a meteor shower. You have to have some fun in all the big energies going down! The last two years it has been cloudy or a full moon where I am so not so great for star gazing.
Jupiter goes direct and Uranus goes retrograde August 11th.
Leadership issues should start to ease up as Jupiter goes direct.
Uranus Rx deals in well change on a soul level. You can step into the change and transform or you can run from it and stagnate. You need to be wiling to be wide open with this retrograde and let it into your life even if you only stick you toe into it’s waters. The more you run the harder it will get. Keep you eye on loose ends and the overwhelming urge to shout “I do it! All by myself.”
This dudes in retrograde until the beginning of January so you have time to get to know him.
Full Moon in Gemini
On the 15th of August embrace your mutable self and let in anything that needs to transform. Don’t get caught up in contradictions say yes to them. They are what make you unique!
New Moon in Virgo
August 30th is time to take a look at where you are and make any course corrections you need to do. Virgos like to get it sorted and all in order so use that energy to do so. Keep in mind each Virgo has a different definition of what getting it sorted and in order looks like.
You know that feeling that of not quiet knowing what day, week, month, year it is?
Like a week has passed by in one day leaving you feeling confused and discombobulated.
That’s me last week!
So confused about where I was in time. Thursday I was out with the after headache and by the time I hit Friday it felt like a week maybe even two had gone by.
Heading right into August and skipping the last two weeks of July. It gets confusing, super extra confusing!
It doesn’t help that numbers are elusive to me and if I am not looking at a calendar a date means very little in space and time. It is simply a number with some words.
Which is kind of funny because this weeks video is about the Faeries of the Future who deal with being in the present so you can get to the future!
Lammas/Lunasa is on the way at the end of the month this is the time of year when the harvest starts to come in. Wheat is golden in the field. Which is a spectacular sight if you get a chance to see acres golden wheat waving in the wind. They grow wheat on the high plains of Montana northish of me.
This Lammas the ritual focuses on release because if we don’t let go there is not harvest. The goal of the ritual is to separate the chaff from the wheat to get you to the core of what is there. The part of your harvest that you can use in life. Get your invite here
For all the talk of self care and love out there you
aren’t really given ways to accomplish this in a
life that so over packed for most.
Demands made by work, children, significant others, broader family members, pets, all you have to do…
Those are all real things that can’t be ignored and pushed aside.
In truth while getting a mani and pedi or a haircut might make you feel better they are still an attempt at buying self love and care. That may make you slow down for a second but they are superficial at best. At best they distract from it all for a short time.
Here is a place to start with relaxation
Does this truly honor my body? How do I do this?
Where can I bring in love, care, and honor when I feel there’s no control of my body, life, whatever it is for you?
How do you do this in the 21st century when you are still encouraged to deny and push on through? Push harder, make it work…
It does not work.
For me it is the body and peri-menopause of not being able to do much or go somewhere as I am bleeding heavily with clots. Where is the room for this process in the work force? There is no room for it.
I am lucky to work at home for myself. It is me who set the deadlines. Sets the work times. But for those who do not have this luxury there is no honor for the body.
There is no room for self love and care because there is very little support for womxn.
You can’t do it all and honor the body.
It is impossible.
How can we as womxn create this in society when we are not seen as full members of it?
Encourages you to bring in ritual to help you stay the course. As you move into eclipse season it is going to get super wild. It can be wild fun or out of control. Strive towards the wild fun aspect.
Truth is it will likely be a mix of both.
It all starts next week. It will be full swing with a solar eclipse on the new moon. This is a time to let go out what you are holding onto that needs to be released. It will always be part of you but you don’t have to live from it, use it, or have it at the forefront of your life.
Let it blow away in a breath of kindness.
I recommend picking up the Lion’s Gate Portal Forecast to keep you even and on track. It will take through the Eclipses, Retrogrades, and through the Lion’s Gate Portal in August.
Light Language for Chiron Retrograde.
Moon Ritual for Eclipse Season from the Lion’s Gate Portal Forecast
Get candle, white will work.
Find an incense you love.
Grab your favorite tarot or oracle deck. Runes would also work well.
Take a moment to let yourself settle and the day drop away.
Imagine a circle of white light starting in the heart Chakra. It expands out and becomes your Circle.
Acknowledge you are in sacred space.
Light your incense. (Just the slightest whiff of Nag Champa takes me into a ritual frame of mind.)
Focus on what you want to release.
I release < insert what it is >, I let it go. It returns to the Universe. Repeat with others or you can keep repeating the same release until you are ready to move on.
Light the candle
I ignite the light in me. I cleanses all that I do not need. It leaves me clear to know.
Feel, know, hear, see, taste, smell this. However it shows up.
Deep inhale, big exhale. Repeat if needed.
Pull a card.
This card is the Guide to help you stay on track. If you get a “bad” card it is the reminder of what not to do or what out for.