Samhain, The New Moon & The Rise of the Pleiades.

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“You are living in a time when opportunities for self-empowerment, expanded awareness, and spiritual growth appear to be unlimited.” — The Pleiadians through Barbara Marciniak

 The Festival of Samhain, or All Hallow’s Eve is very special to me. It marks the day on which I initiated myself into the path of the Wise Woman and the day my life shifted profoundly towards the mystical.

I spent that evening with one of my daughters, each of us performing our own rituals and taking charge of our lives as women awakened to consciously intending the life we desired.

This year, the festival falls on a New Moon in Scorpio. This is important in many ways, which I will explain. As a Scorpio myself, I am resonating with the many messages filtering down to us over the last few weeks. Synchronicities abound – we are poised for the shift from our 3rd dimensional existence through the fourth and into the 5th, which was activated at the end of the Mayan Age between 2012 and 2015 (a 26,000 year cycle of our sun orbiting around Pleiades). Of course there are no co-incidences and the Pleiades rise at Samhain, while the moon is in Scorpio, which is all about synchronicity, alchemy, and shifts in states of being – birth, death and re-birth.

It also falls, within sacred geometry, on the number 5 as we add up the date 10.31.2016 – the Pentagram, the Sacred Feminine, the Fibonacci sequence. As a witch, I can only marvel at the interconnectedness of all occurrences.

It is said that human beings were created from Pleiadian DNA. During the next step in human evolution, we will learn to transcend fear, to trust more, to experience love directly via our third eye (the filters that obscure pure love will be gone), we will experience time in a more fluid manner – not quite so linear but be able to exist in the past, present and future simultaneously, and time will slow down again.

Right now we have been experiencing time as quickening, and everything seems to be flying past at astronomical speeds. Don’t worry, my loves, this is an illusion as we upgrade to our new operating systems.

Yes, I have just likened us to a computer. All of our systems are in the process of being upgraded, and that is how we enter the fifth dimension, via these ‘upgrades’ or ‘evolutions’ of our human beingness. Our DNA is being added to, where once we had 12 strands, (Lemurians, Atlantians) currently we operate with three strands but some children are being born with five at present. As strands are added, we are able to ‘process’ more of the information needed to become Fifth Dimensional Beings.

This is a mystery, but again, Scorpio is the master of mystery. So no surprise, as Scorpio engages Intuition and Sexuality to access Divinity.

We will be once again be able to ‘feel’ as intuitive beings, to engage with each other via telepathy and to find understanding of Spirit through the gift of Sacred Sexuality. Scorpio understands that it is through an ecstatic state that we commune with our Source. This is why sexuality has been demonized…because to truly understand it, is to become Divine. And to be Divine, is to be impervious to control by religion, or power or politics.

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 It was a brilliant trick to control the masses by controlling sexuality. For when we are fully ecstatic we cannot be taught anything but LOVE.

As Scorpio, the Alchemist, works its magic at Samhain, invoking our ancestors through the thinning veil between the Seen and Unseen; and as the Wheel of the Year turns, with Death, Birth and Rebirth in a constant cycle, we re-incarnate as Beings of Light, hearts open to ancient truths that point in one direction only, and that is Unconditional Love.

LOVE is the original impulse of the Universe. No matter how far we stray from this impulse – and we have been in a lengthy cycle of war, greed and intolerance – we will and must come back to our beginnings.

Today we sink into Darkness, visit Death (Transformation), seek wisdom in the world of the Fey, meet with Ancestors, receive gifts of knowledge, and come back integrated as children of the Aquarian Age.

Today, I and many other witches, will perform ceremony to engage with Universal Intent. We cast spells for new beginnings, as the New Moon dictates. We plant seeds for change. We invoke the powers of the Four directions and send prayers for all those who need healing, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We play with Goddesses – Hecate, Isis and Sophia – they lead us on paths of wisdom.

In a few days, a new leader of the United States will be elected, and through the havoc that ensues after that, (there will be a great divide, and for a while things will seem worse than ever until equilibrium is found again) it will become more apparent than ever that the old ways no longer suit us. It will be quite painful actually, for some of us to even exist in the environment that is coming. For who we adjust into being, as ascending 5th Dimension Beings, will be so starkly different from how the world has been operating for the last 5,000 years, that we will no longer fit this reality. But the good news is, that this seemingly uncomfortable period is pure transformation (growing pains), and just as the chrysalis becomes a butterfly, we too will emerge with wings.

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Take time to drift through the veil, to appreciate your own darkness – for that is where you are incubating your Higher Self, to meet with those already ascended to Spirit, and to greet the new dawn. Write down your dreams, allow the impossible to become possible, imagine the new World. You are part of it.

Samhain Blessings my loves. All that Is, is because you Are.

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Celebrate Lammas * Lughnasadh * on August 1.

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Have you ever watched a summer storm roll in?

The air is almost always still with anticipation, heavy and pregnant with rain. The sky sinks into darkness as far away clouds pick up speed across the horizon. Everything seems dry enough to crack, thunder breaks and lighting strikes, until finally, thankfully, the rain explodes in a dramatic release of Earth’s energy.

I associate these storms most often with the time of year when grain is golden in the field. Indeed, watching the wind whip through a field of wheat is not unlike watching waves upon the shore, yielding, sometimes crashing, and sometimes frantically looking for escape from the unrelenting power of the elements.

Lammas is the festival of the grain harvest, the seed that provides us with winter sustenance, and hope for another harvest in the coming year. The elements of earth and water give rise to the sprouted grain, and the element of fire brings life to what is termed as the staff of life; bread. In many cultures, bread is likened to the body, and wine or beer is compared to the blood. The Festival of Lammas is a time when a simple celebration based on the ritual of baking bread, and breaking it with family and friends is both satisfying and a symbol of gratitude.

Consider these thoughts:

How does the harvest of grain compare to your own personal harvest?

What is the chaff and the grain in your life journey? What to keep and what to sweep away?

Are you consciously grateful for what has manifested from the work you did in the spring in preparation for this harvest?

What seeds will you save for the future, and will you guard them safely until the soil of your soul is ripe for planting again?

Are you connected to the waning light, as summer slips into autumn, and we begin the descent into the darkness of our being, the time for rest?

A LAMMAS CELEBRATION 

Plan a lively, outdoor time with family and friends. Gather early in the day in the kitchen, with your favourite bread recipe in tow. Brew aromatic pots of coffee and tea, while you start your recipe, and share a dish of frittata.

While bread rises and bakes, share stories of what this spring and summer have meant to you, and what you hope to harvest as the autumn shadows fall. Take a walk in the fields and woods, and pick drying seed heads, wildflowers and grasses for your supper table. Upon returning, set a festive table with colourful cloths, candles, and vases of wildflowers, preferably outdoors.

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Share a simple supper of stew (one with meat or vegetarian, and which has been cooking slowly as the day has progressed), crusty rustic bread from your morning bake, and salad. Don’t forget to serve some olives and wine. If Jesus were there, I’m sure he would be the guest who brought the olives and wine, and maybe some un-ripened goat cheese!

Oh yes! And Music! Is it time for fire and dancing yet? Share blessings and words of gratitude around the fire, holding hands and chanting, or howling at the moon. If you are lucky, the wind will pick up, the clouds will roll in, and the rain will drive you laughing and shrieking into the house, where someone will read a story or a poem, or pull some fairy cards for messages. A blissful sleep will follow, while the rain subsides and the air is charged with that freshest of smells that can only follow a summer storm.

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Colours: Orange, Bright yellow, Gold, Green, Brown

Herbs: Grains, Sunflower, Heather, Hollyhock, Grapes, Pears, Myrtle

Stones: Peridot, Citrine, Aventurine and Tourmaline

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessed Summer Solstice!

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If like me, you have recently gone through a tremendous clearing, either physical, or emotional, or spiritual, or you have suffered some kind of loss, be aware that space has been made for the light that is cascading in powerful waves upon our fair planet at Solstice.

You may or may not be consciously aware of a renewed ability to absorb this light and transform it into work that you are here to do. We are all here for the same purpose, to love. It seems that there is so much more to do than that, but in reality, love is the solitary purpose of creation – Goddess/God in full expression of their sacred beingness.

This year has had it’s share of darkness, but light always prevails and such a gift we are experiencing now – full blessings from Father Sun and Sister Moon. How can we do anything but work towards healing of hearts, either our own or that of others as the need arises?

While I, personally, have been clearing heavily, I was blessed with insights and channeled messages that give me tremendous hope for the future of our planet! To distill the whole long message, which will come out in my upcoming book, I can let you know that in fact, humans will never be allowed to destroy this entire planet. There are many, many forces at work, between the Fey, other civilizations and certain Earth workers who keep a balance where otherwise all chaos would reign. There is hope, my loves, and we must continue to do all that we can to make our home healthy, as we are all One – humans, animals, plants and planets.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, tonight would be a good night for grounding exercises, find a spot in nature that will nourish you, a tree that will embrace you, a slice of moonbeam that will bathe you, and breathe in contentment and peace.

My heart and love and Solstice blessings go out to each and every one of you.  ~ Monika.

She Fell Into the Fire: A Beltaine Poem plus a Waterboy’s Video!

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It had been many a strong wind that had blown her to this place

Many a hurt and many a word

That had shattered her heart and thrown rocks in her path

She stood broken in places

Knit together in others

A patched up soul without a tribe for a shelter

She stood barefoot, a wanderer, a wild one

Her eyes full of tears, her mouth empty of questions

A silent child, a woeful urchin

A woman whose soul still ached for expression

She stood naked and open

Ready for an awakening…

 

Click below for the rest and the video!

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/05/she-fell-into-the-fire-may-day-poem/

May Day/Beltane Blessings!

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May Day or Beltane in the Pagan calendar, signifies the mid-point of the sun’s progress between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Enjoy this day, my loves, and if you can, incorporate fire, sex and magic into your activities!

 

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Beltane is a celebration of the union of the Goddess and God—a celebration of fertility and new life. The May Pole, a phallic symbol representing the king and spirit of vegetation, is planted into Mother Earth to symbolize union and balance.

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