By Celestia DragonBee 2014
For many of us, it has been a long, cold, dark winter. March holds the promise of the waxing Sun, slowly warming the Earth. Spring is sprung! But that’s not all. We have a pretty busy Astrological month ahead.
March 1st waltzes in with the New Moon in Pisces. Pisces and the Moon have a natural affinity towards one another. Pisces is the sign of deep emotion. The Moon represents emotional reaction. Together they can make or break you. If you can come into the month of March knowing that your emotions are going to be charged up – you have a most wonderful opportunity to make some long strides in the emotional healing department. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself on an emotional roller coaster. Advice? Ride it out either way. Try really hard not to be reactionary. Feel. Then Heal. It really is that simple. Read the rest of this entry »
Me: “Great Father, I am in need of ideas to write about in my blog. The well seems to have run dry.”
Dagda: “Mmmm. So what are you doing right now?”
Me: “Well, I found that when I am exercising on the treadmill I can close my eyes and quiet my mind so much more easily. My head clears and I can reach you better. It’s like exercise and the mystical experience are all tied up together somehow (pause) oh.”
So I decided to take my god’s excellent advice and reflect on the link between exercise and the mystical experience, and in doing that, I wound up going deeper into the unification of body, mind and spirit. Considering the word mystical means experiencing the Divine firsthand and realizing the Oneness of all things present in the Universe, fusing these three planes of existence seems to be a natural part of the mystical experience. So in theory, one could join these planes on the individual level and convert it to the Universal. Read the rest of this entry »
By Lady Celestia DragonBee
To the ancients, February was the month of Purification. A time to cleanse and prepare for the end of Winter and the coming Spring when everything would be born anew. In modern times, we welcome February as the ending of Winter only IF the good ‘ole groundhog doesn’t see his shadow. We celebrate true Love in the middle of the month during Valentine’s Day. And if the bug strikes, we begin our annual Spring Cleaning fiasco. February, the shortest month of them all, what secrets do you hold?
Groundhog Day greets us on the 2nd as we await Mr. Punxsutawney Phil to make a decision. The ancients celebrated Imbolgc, a rite of purification with fire. How we made the transition from fire to groundhog I’m not entirely sure – but I’m sure its an interesting story. Read the rest of this entry »
An essay from Lady Raven StormDancer 2014
Around this time of year, I begin to look over my journal, examine my BOS, update my grimoire, and reread old essays and blogs. In reading my blogs, I noticed my subject matters were varied – some philosophical thoughts, some history, some herbs, some lighthearted fun. In that spirit, I have decided to continue diversifying my themes, and today I am writing about the Tarot card that I had been learning about for the last year – Justice.
Any good reader will tell you that reading Tarot consists of more than just memorizing what someone else thinks the card signifies. You must observe the picture, develop a relationship with the cards, and use your own experience to interpret meanings. While every deck is different, some key patterns emerge within the card that crosses the majority of decks. Keeping that in mind, we will examine the card of Justice in the context of those clues that traverse most decks. These include an unsmiling figure, a sword, a blindfold, and color choices that are quite severe. Looking at the symbolism of these components can help us get a clearer picture of what the card represents. Read the rest of this entry »
Lady Celestia ushers in the New Year with more of her excellent insights!
A whole new year is here to greet us! So what do we have to look forward to? Well for starters, the month of January hosts two New Moons which amps up our desire for new beginnings. The good thing? It is the perfect astrological time to start new things.
January 1st, New Years Day dawns our first New Moon of the year. In Capricorn, none the less. We are starting off feeling like a true new year is upon us. Capricorn helps us feel all organized and practical. Don’t be surprised if you don’t feel much like partying. Capricorn is all about business and getting down to it, so if you can take the time to sit down and reorganize a part of your life that you’ve been long ignoring – it would be a wise time to do so. That’s right everyone. Clean out that closet. It’s time to get rid of the old and make the space for the new. Read the rest of this entry »
As the year winds down, Lady Celestia brings her latest!
The end of our year is finally here as we welcome December once again. Excitement hangs in the air as the Holiday’s approach. Don’t let stress rule your month nor your mind, instead find the true joy that December brings.
The New Moon in Sagittarius greets us immediately this month on the 2nd. Have you been waiting for a sign? Some sort of wisdom to lead you forward? Well, now is the time to find it. The Sagittarian moon grants us a window of seeing things that we may not normally see. Release your expectations for just a few days and see what happens. Read the rest of this entry »
An essay by Lady Raven StormDancer
Samhain approaches, and as we attune to the increased darkness, to the bitter chill in the air, to the Earth as She quiets and draws in, we find ourselves drawing in as well. Sometimes this can manifest as seasonal depression, and sometimes it is just the darkness within claiming us for its own. In these dark and stagnant times, the question of “why me” becomes the one we reflect on the most. It is the question that pulls us down into our darkened water that threatens to drown us in our sorrow and loneliness. It is the question we ask when misfortune befalls us and what we stew on in our silent times. It is the question that chains us to the past and won’t let us go even when we scream to the gods that enough is enough and we want to move on. “Why me?” is the question of the darkness within. Read the rest of this entry »
Lady Celestia DragonBee’s Latest!
The chill of winter hangs in the air, the leaves all fallen from the trees. The Earth begins her winter rest as the ground gets colder and the darkness continues to get longer.
Our New Moon in Scorpio visits us on the 3rd bringing intensity of emotions broiling to the surface. Depending on your current life situation, this could be experienced as passion, joy, love or desire, or as jealousy, betrayal, insensitivity or anger. The New Moon is a wonderful time to begin new things or work on “increasing” magicks – so if you are looking to bring love, passion or any type of an emotional connection into your life – now is the time to do it. Read the rest of this entry »
October comes bringing the aroma of Autumn. Longer nights now reign supreme as the chill air begins to color the trees.
On the 4th, the New Moon travels through Libra restoring balance to relationships. If you’ve found yourself somewhat disconnected from friends and loved ones, this month ushers in a time of social, polite reconnection. Begin by decorating your home with some seasonal decorations and invite some friends over for some friendly chit chat.
Venus sashays into Sagittarius on the 7th lending even more energy to the friendship aspect of your life. Don’t be surprised if you make some new, good friends during this time. You will certainly feel more outgoing and friendly this month so make the most of it. Go out and enjoy the adventure.
Mars stomps its way into Virgo on the 15th creating a very structured energetic boost. Especially auspiscious if you are looking for a raise or improvement in your professional life, Mars in Virgo helps give you the courage to pursue your highest ambitions. Be careful not to be too aggressive and watch your temper. Read the rest of this entry »
September arrives bringing the beginning stages of the harvest. We feel the need to put our homes in order, preparing for the winter ahead.
The New Moon arrives on the 5th in Virgo. I have always felt Virgo to be the OCD organizer of the Zodiac. In a New Moon phase, Virgo is all about organizing everything. Spring cleaning in the beginning of fall seems to be the general gist of this moon moment – so get out your label maker and organize!
Mercury moves into Libra on the 9th setting up an interesting few weeks of relationships, partnerships and communications. Mercury is all about rationality. Libra is all about balance. Together these two imbue you with the true meaning of perception. You may find yourself in more than one conversation where looking at both sides and being especially understanding (more than usual) comes naturally. Read the rest of this entry »