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Synchronicity and the Chariot

I started this post as a bit of a ramble regarding synchronicity.  Near the end I realized it was also about what I was being told by that synchronicity.

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I’ve had the following up on the About page since the beginning of this blog, “Synchronicity is the currency of the magical.

I had a series of interesting experiences occur to me this morning and I realized it was as excellent example of how synchronicity and the magical/mystical works.   Here is a brief play by play of how it all went down.

As a matter of course in my morning, I usually stop to check the news.  Now, these days, I do it very sparingly and usually much later in the morning.  Typically, no more than twice a day.  Just before I do I will go through a small ritual where I ground and, basically, brace myself.  I remind myself to stay focused and to let things unground me.    This time I did the above and then I said quietly to myself, “Lead me to what I should see.”

So I checked Google news, looked at the rundown, and nothing stood out.  Fair enough.  I then went to the BBC to see their highlights.  I scrolled down and then, bam, I saw it.  “New Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Discovered.”   Ohhh, that looked promising! I read the article.  It was an interesting but, to sum it up, “we found another cave, there were scrolls here but, well, it looks like someone stole them in the 1950’s.”  Right.

Regardless, it got me curious about the Dead Sea Scrolls again and so I felt the urge to look them up online.  I found them over at Gnosis.org.   The first entry caught my attention.  “The Divine Throne Chariot.”  This, in turn, immediately had me thinking of the upcoming Chariot card from my Imbolc reading!  I began to read the introduction…

“The Divine Throne-Chariot draws its inspiration from Ezekiel (1:10) and is related to the Book of Revelation (4). It depicts the appearance and movement of the Merkabah, the divine Chariot supported and drawn by the cherubim, which is at the same time a throne and a vehicle.”

If you wish, follow the link and read the scroll in it’s entirety.  It’s short but powerful.

My next step was to research the Merkabah and found an interesting read from Crystallinks.  It started with this…

“Merkabah, also spelled Merkaba, is the divine light vehicle allegedly used by ascended masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. “Mer” means Light. “Ka” means Spirit. “Ba” means Body. Mer-Ka-Ba means the spirit/body surrounded by counter-rotating fields of light, (wheels within wheels), spirals of energy as in DNA, which transports spirit/body from one dimension to another.

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I then spent the next hour or so reading that page and looking over the “Teaching of Spherical Breathing: Using 18 Breaths” which is at the bottom of the page. After that I decided to put a spin on things and began to google “Using a Merkaba.”

At this point, though, I caught myself before falling further down the research rabbit hole and took it back to basics.  What was I supposed to see or hear?  Easy.   I’m being reminded to focus on the upcoming energy of the Chariot from the Imbolc reading but to also bring this new information into it.  When I did the reading I was focused on the aspects of the two different colored horses being used in unison to move the chariot itself.  That called to me then and still resonates now.  I discovered a few days ago that Venus was in Aries and is soon to go retrograde.  Again, I thought of the Chariot card and it’s female driver in the Druidcraft deck.  Feminine energy charging forward perhaps?

However, it seems to be much more potent than any of it.  It seems like a marker for a spiritual and energetic surge that we’ve not seen in a long time.  And, more importantly, it comes from the energy of the Rebirth card.  A potent wave, indeed.  Though not exactly timed up with the Full moon tomorrow the Chariot is certainly close.    It feels as if this is something that will happen in response to the Full Moon, the penumbral eclipse and a “minor grand sextile” all occurring tomorrow night.

So, this is the question we have to ask ourselves.  “Are we ready to step into the Chariot?” Are we ready to connect and merge with the energy of the Merkaba, the “wheels within wheels?”

The horses are being drawn up.  The wheels are being aligned.  The Piper’s call has sounded.

Are you ready to get in?

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Moon Phase Tarot Reading, Full to New 1/12 – 1/27

I seem to be about a few days behind getting this up and out to all of you.  My apologies!  This is the third reading for the period of time discussed in the previous post; Winter Solstice to Imbolc.  We appear to have some honest and earthy work cut out for us over the next few weeks.

I am trying to decide if I should continue to keep the parts of my work with the pendulum over the cards.  It is sometimes difficult to have it so one can see the pendulum and the cards and the angle can be obstructive to the actual reading.  Perhaps a change in camera angle?  Do you find it too boring? As always, I’m curious to hear your thoughts!


Navigating Mercury Retrograde with a Smile

It was mercury retrograde that made me a believer in astrological influence.  When I first started this path so many decades ago, astrology had been placed in the “yeah, mayyyyybe?” file folder.  I was experimenting with runestones, talking to spirits, but the idea that spinning planets out in space can influence patterns here on Earth was just a bit much.  Heck, when I write it out I still find myself scratching my head a little.   Then, I had a horrible and frustrating two weeks.  Nothing was working.  Everything I tried to push forward collapsed inwardly or became a tangled mess.  Transportation plans were a mess and my car broke down.  I was a member of a pagan group at the time and I was whining about my past 14 days when someone said something like, “You know it’s mercury retrograde, right?”  They pointed me to an excellent astrological reference and urged that I look into it.

Cassini_apparentSo, I looked it up and cross-referenced the astrological tidings with my journal I was keeping at the time.  The correspondences were amazing.  Here I was trying to plow forward with a bunch of yang energy during a tidal flood of yin energy!  In the end, it caught my attention.  What finalized the deal for me is when I would have a mercury rx period marked on my calendar and I would watch other people’s lives and plans go into a tailspin.  I started keeping internal notes and started reading what I could on how to work with the energy in a positive way.  In the end, and after navigating several retrogrades, I like to think I understand it a bit better.  (This works up until the point where you FORGET about the upcoming mercury retrograde which, when you think about it, is hilarity in and of itself!  See my previous post for all of that.)

Because of that last post, I decided to dowse out what I could of the coming retrograde period.  On a scale of 1 – 10, this upcoming period registered a 5 for me personally.  On a global scale it registered a 7.5 – 8.  Due to this,  I thought I would hurry up on my idea of sharing some of the ideas that help me get through a mercury retrograde instead of waiting till next week.

I won’t be getting into the astrological details.  I’m not an astrology expert and you can find lots of information in several places online.  I’ll list two of my favorites at the end of the post.  The goal of this advice is to be practical, simple, day to day navigation during a mercury retrograde.  Do with it what you will.

What are the key things that Mercury effects?

  • Communication
  • Formal agreements and Contracts
  • Travel and transportation
  • Coding and computers
  • Emails
  • New endeavors
  • Straight Thinking

Any and or all of these items will go a bit bonkers during a mercury retrograde.

Key things to remember regarding Mercury Retrograde as it approaches.

  • Bottom line – It is not a time for expansion.  It is a time for reflection, staying put and cleaning out or up old messes.  Anything that is begun during this time period will end up being a mess, will tangle or just be forgotten about when Mercury goes back direct.  Slow and steady wins this race.
  • If a trip, plan, party, etc is to occur during the retrograde but it is planned BEFORE the retrograde period then it should go rather smoothly.  (Tickets purchased, hotel rooms booked, cars rented, etc) There will be hiccups but getting all the “ducks in a row” before the retrograde starts will ensure things will go much straighter than they would if you didn’t!
  • For some reason, you will have a ton of what sounds like great ideas during this period of time.   Alternatively, you might meet a bunch of great people or have a great first date.   The crucial thing to remember is to not act on any of them!  Write them down, list them, archive them and, when the retrograde period ends you can go back over the list and see how you feel about them.  (During the retrograde period this will kind of feel like torture but if you do this, you will see what I mean in a few weeks.)
  • Find loose ends and tie them up!
  • Double check your car and get an oil change.
  • Back up important files on your computer, especially things you might be working on “right now.”  Double check your virus protection on your system.  Give it a good scrubbing.
  • Go over and review any and all plans during the time period.  Take some time to get as many little details sorted out as you can.
  • A retrograde period seems to have a peak time at the beginning and end.  Things tend to settle in the few weeks between.  A week or so before the energies begin to get a little cross-wired.  At the end points, you will begin noticing all sorts of things beginning to go haywire and you may start hearing friends and family say things like, “Oh my god, what is going on?  I can’t get anything done!”  In between that, depending on other astrological connections occurring, the dust settles a bit, kinda, sort of.

What to do during a retrograde period for peace, harmony and sanity (for yourself and those around you.)

  • Focus on settling back and working on things that have been half-forgotten or dusty.  Some examples are…
    • Cleaning out closets, sheds, filing cabinets and email inboxs
    • Bringing out old craft projects and sorting out whether you still want to do them or not!
    • Sorting an old collection.
    • Turn energy inward and work on clearing out your internal spaces.
    • Redo an old something.  A project, a story, a plan.
  • As you work on cleaning out older projects, plans etc, you might have the idea of starting something up again.  This inspiration is good and very much part of the retrograde energy.  However, trust me, unless it is life or  death, DON’T DO IT!  You’ll be wasting your time.  As stated earlier, place it on the list and check it again in a few weeks.  If it still sounds good, go for it then.  Write it down and then go back to that nurturing yin energy of cleaning out and sorting.
  • Plan on taking that trip or going to that convention!  It’s ok.  It’ll be fine (especially if everything was wrapped up well before the retrograde started.)  However, do grab extra maps, batteries, an extra phone charger, etc and be ready for some delays here and there that might seem a bit out of the norm.  The idea here is to be mindful of the prevalent energy and which leads us to the next step.
  • Use this time to practice patience and trust.  I know, I know, it’s a big one but just do it, ok? just think of the improvement you’ll have in five weeks!  Don’t push at anything unless you just feel like testing this whole “mercury retrograde thing.”
  • Do internal work.  It’s a perfect time re-assess where you are and who you are.  Just don’t take any action on it, not yet anyway!
  • Watch how it effects others.  Many years ago my workplace decided, right in the middle of a Mercury RX, to launch a new initiative and to have a large, full company meeting about it right away.  It was an absolute disaster and the effects of it were one of the reasons the company collapsed years later.

In regards to dowsing and oracle work

  • Be mindful of the energies occurring.  Information and communication are bit jammed up.  As long as you stick to review processes, cleaning and simple planning things tend to go well and, dare I say it, productively!
  • Now is the time to assess and review energetic connections.
  • Now is NOT the time to start that new dowsing project or that new oracle blog!  (Yes, this is the voice of experience…)

Here are some great astrological sites I’ve found that have helped me along the way.

I hope this is helpful for someone.  Just remember, internal not external, review instead of advance.

Good roads!

 


Hunkering Down

From the Cambridge Dictionary — “To hunker down is also to be prepared to stay in a particular place or situation for as long as necessary, esp. for protection or to achieve something:

After the events of last weekend, the week continued to throw odd frustrations and oddities in my way.  By Wednesday morning, I’d had enough.  I had awoken to the feeling I will call “being at sea.”  I’ve never woken up while floating in a boat but I imagine it’s similar. You feel ungrounded, floaty and just a bit “off.”  Something did NOT feel right and I wanted to get to the bottom of it.

I got out the pendulum and asked a few questions and was directed to my Wildwood tarot deck for some advice.  This reading was one of those readings where I started with one card and it grew, organically, into four.  My question was,  “What is my best path of action in relation to the energies around me right now?”  I followed this up with the simple statement, “I am looking for a conversation and advice.”

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The Stellium

I had big plans for this weekend.  I really really did!  By late Thursday, however, I was starting to get a sense something or someone wanted me to hold back.  That’s when I checked into the astrological skies and found my answer.  I’m sure most of you have your favorite astrological pages.  I suggest that if you haven’t checked your favorite astrology page for the weekend you should plan on doing that next after reading this post.  I use a handful of pages myself along with my own base level knowledge to gather the information.  I’m glad I did because, as far as I could tell, this weekend is a real mess and not the time to move forward with ANY sort of initiative.  As far as solid astrology pages, Astroblogick happens to be one of my favorites.

In brief: today and over the weekend, six planets are joining up together  for the Aries New Moon, including Mars.  Sunday, Mother’s Day, has all the makings of a large train wreck.  (Treat Mom with extra love on Sunday and this includes Mother Earth!)   This combined with Mercury Retrograde has all the markings for “REALLY Bad Idea” when it comes to launching a new idea or project, especially one that just popped into your head late last week like mine did.    Let’s add in the fact this project involved a blog and communication and, well, there you have it.  I just ordered all engines to a full stop!

So consider this post a quick “heads up” and a small advertisement/announcement there are some fun and interesting things ahead.   I’ll be spending the weekend double checking some of my sources for a good time frame and doing what one SHOULD be doing during a time like this which involves putting the energies that ARE presented to good use; cleaning, organizing, planning and initial drafts!

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Update — A PERFECT example of how crazy things are… If you  read the above and went, “Woah, wait a minute, it’s NOT Mother’s Day this weekend!” then let me explain.  You see, the above happened due to being up at 5 AM, no coffee AND somehow having my google calendar on the wrong month but not realizing it.

You should still, however, send love to your Mom this weekend.  Tell her it’s warm-up for next month…

Like I had to with mine.

More later!


Something Magical This Way Comes…

I’m working on about four different posts while also trying to get ready for Yule with my family.  Crazy times abound!  One of those posts involved focusing on the upcoming solstice/lunar eclipse.  Thankfully, I found someone who’s alreay done it for me!

I just wanted to point everyone in the direction of someone who says it all much better than I ever could!  My Coyote-Mama and mentor, Jesa.  She has some wonderful insights towards the energies coming forward.

You can find her post here.

The Winter Solstice, The Full Moon and the Lunar Eclipse

I wish everyone a grounded, magical and rejuvenating Solstice!