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An Extreme Makeover for Earth and Humanity

Uranus the planet of innovation, liberation and revolution moves into Taurus May 2018, alongside a powerful stellium transiting Capricorn. The scope of these alignments will be far reaching, and fundamentally life changing, bringing about the final demise of the “old world order.” Besides all the much anticipated structural overhaul and reformation, the latest technology sets the progression of mankind on a trajectory from which there may be no return…

and while so many are focused on the political and personal dramas of the current administrations, I strongly feel we are missing the bigger picture. For the most ground breaking innovations are about to impact humankind and fundamentally alter our physical reality. The theme of super advanced technology transforming life on earth has been vastly explored in the genre of sci fi films for decades. During the course of this 7 year astrological transit we may see how accurately some of these movies predicted the successes and shortcomings of such futuristic applications.

The pioneering, experimental period of Uranus in Aries is fast coming to a close, and I’m duly concerned that many of us are not prepared for the transition that awaits us. Nor do I feel that many have yet devised their game plan to counteract all this may imply.

 

“Out with the old and in with the new!”

Astrology is a tool we can deploy to predict the future, allowing us time to prepare for what may lay ahead. The current astrology reveals that the powerful combination of Uranus entering Taurus, together with the stellium of outer planets- Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter (Dec. 2019) all transiting Capricorn, generates the energetic potential for the structures and establishments of the 20th century to come crashing down, between now and 2020, with the immediate fall out effects to last another 2 years. The infrastructure of the land itself, buildings, governing authorities, the old patriarchy and its archaic monetary system; plus world leaders- including those elite, which seem impossible to topple, are all likely to take a dramatic fall.

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The skyscrapers of Manhattan -symbols of power, opulence and wealth

Alongside the higher probability for earthquakes and subsidence, explosions of all sorts including volcanic eruptions could become more widespread, targeting the soil, buildings, and people. And for the first 2 1/2 years of this transit the procession and union up above of the mighty forces of  Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter in Capricorn ensures the complete redistribution of power down here on Earth. This will include the custodians of valuable resources, and decisions that affect the greater collective, whether this will occur in plain sight or behind the scenes.

Meantime scientists now have the technology to absolutely and fundamentally alter the divine nature of the blueprint to life itself. Seven years from now not only will many of our old establishments be gone completely, but what we recognize as our current physical environment, and even our human, animal and plant biological process of fertilization and reproduction could all have undergone radical transformation.

 

Uranus in Taurus May 16th 2018– April 26th 2026

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and ruled by the planet Venus relates to our human desire for love and wealth, which both establish personal stability and security. Money, material possessions, and sensual pleasures are at the top of the list of ‘wants’ for Taurus the bull. It represents Mother Earth herself, as the qualities embodied by Taurus reflect the qualities inherent in our fertile, abundant and life generating Earth planet.

Coming soon is the next big push for the newest most advanced technologies ever seen to radically transform our experience of living on this earth plane. The push will gain momentum when the innovatory planet of Uranus moves out of Aries and into Taurus.  No doubt the influence of this futuristic planet on the “fixed” earth sign will feel unbearably jarring, and uncomfortable; shaking and waking us up with dramatic changes to the physicality of life on this planet and in our own bodies. Whether ready or not, it’s coming…

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The Skyline of Manhattan’s Financial District viewed from The Empire State Building

Uranus destabilizes the foundations of anything that is stuck in the past and resists a progressive future. This energetic shift will elicit great surface changes and major disruptions to our regular routines, habits, and lifestyle, that has up until now provided us with material and emotional stability, security and nurture.

Alongside further climate and Earth changes we can expect dramatic fluctuations in the Schumann resonance – with our body’s frequency attempting to adapt to sharp increases in the earth’s electromagnetic resonance. Paralleling the internal discomfort and symptoms that accompany this experience, our security will feel in constant jeopardy, especially over that which we most value. From the basic comforts and stability of a house, home, relationship, and the food on our plate, the energetic combination of Uranus in Taurus together with the mighty stellium in Capricorn, will be responsible for reorganizing, restructuring and redistributing all that we have ever taken for granted on a daily material basis.

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A traditional breakfast setting in a traditional family home

 

Learning from the historical past

If you find any, or all of what I have discussed so far, hard to believe, I encourage you to do your own research. Once again astrology can provide answers, as the movements of planets and aspects are infinitely cyclical. For instance the last time Uranus entered Taurus was 84 years ago, so we can check historical archives to figure out the affects that this transit had on the world back then. Most of us will not remember these times, but our grandparents and great grand parents will recall that this period was a fundamentally challenging time in their life.

On June 6th 1934, Uranus entered Taurus and remained there until October 9th , before backtracking into Aries for 5 months, and then re-entered Taurus on March 27th 1935, until August 7th 1941.

During this time span WWII commenced on September 1st 1939. These were the years immediately after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which coincided with the Great Depression, following up with the austerity of war. There was one final move back into Taurus from October 4th 1941, ending on May 15th 1942. During the later period of Uranus in Taurus, ration coupons replaced money, while the value of currency and human life were completely destabilized. There is a strong probability that we are on track to experiencing a modernized version pertaining to such themes.

It is interesting to note that like the 1930’s transit, we saw the world economy collapse with “The Great Recession” back in December 2007, which lasted until June 2009; again a few years prior to Uranus’s move into Taurus. Warring between nations as well as internal conflicts have plagued mankind since the dawning of civilization, and today nothing much has changed in this arena, except that we have weapons of mass destruction and military forces in the hands of unpredictable, and egomaniacal leaders, making the threat of WWIII very possible.

Backtracking to last year, North Korea first threatened US with a nuclear attack late July 2017 (during eclipse season) after testing and increasing its arsenal. Towards the end of the year more angst developed over a potential electromagnetic pulse attack. Then out of the blue this April 2018, came a surprise declaration for the suspension of its nuclear and missile tests. Such a sudden, big turnaround speaks of the unpredictable nature of Uranus, hovering now over the last critical degrees of Aries (the fire sign representative of the warrior and pioneer). As does the current tensions between USA and Russia over Syria, which also escalated this April, together with the rouse made over Russia’s cyber attacks, and Britain’s threat of a global cyber war for any further hacking of infrastructures.

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Rainbow of hope

Regarding major earth shifts, back in the mid 1930’s seismic activity increased and heightened when Uranus first moved into Taurus, and especially during the last 3 years of the 7 year transit. In particular 1938 recorded 22 events reaching 7.0+. Topping the list was a huge quake which struck the Banda Sea, and at a magnitude of 8.5 this was one of the largest earthquakes of all time. Following on from this, 1939 escalated into being one of the deadliest years for earthquakes with over 60,000 recorded deaths, largely resulting from two major events in Chile and Turkey.

Ground breaking inventions and discoveries from 1934 – 41

includes the magnetic tape recorder, radar, nylon, Teflon, the photocopier, jet engine, LSD, the helicopter, electron microscope, orgone accumulator, color television, the first computer controlled by software, neutronic reactor, aerosol spray, canned beer and freeze dried coffee.

In the final Uranus retrograde period in Taurus, the first electronic digital computer was built, as was the turboprop engine.

 

Implementation of advanced technology and a new monetary system

Major technological advances fast accrued the past decade, but now comes the crunch time when all the new science will be finally applied widespread, potentially infiltrating the boundaries of organic life.  We have already contended with the radical changes brought about via the introduction of the internet and the global worldwide web, plus generations of computers, robotics, cloning, genetically modified organisms, geoengineering, nano tech, 3d printing, smart phones, experimental crypto currencies, and virtual reality.

Like everything there will be the good, the bad and the plain ugly when it comes to the consequences of implementing any type of advanced technology. New innovations that have a direct application to our physical bodies, other life forms, and to earth herself, will not only entail a radical make over on the surface, but also a cellular restructuring relating to fertility, procreation and reproduction. We can expect to see a radical reassembly of all our infrastructures, and manufacturing industries adopting new installations to increase production and yields, relying more and more on robotics, nano tech and their precursors.

Imagine 7 years from now a world that has undergone an extreme makeover, plus the very design of nature further intercepted by technology altering it from its original God given state. Besides all these radical physical changes, we will see a complete overhaul of our monetary system, alongside the worldwide redistribution of power. Paper currency is already being faded out, with the predominant use now of online credit lines and ‘apps’ for managing all our banking transactions.

During my most recent trip to UK I witnessed many closures of banks and their ATM’s in the smaller townships, leaving the public with very little choice other than to bank online, and use credit cards. Cashiers anticipate debit/credit payment, while bitcoin and the likes are accepted more and more by small and large businesses. All of this adds up to a significant decrease in cash sales the past few years. Yet even credit cards, and schemes such as mortgages, pensions and taxation could all disappear in favor of an entirely new system bound by a crypto currency.

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Manhattan’s Financial District and the Freedom Tower

So how will we approach these upcoming changes, do we even have a choice of how to respond to such drastic measures for the progression of humanity? Many of us may revel, cheer and clap as we watch with glee the old patriarchal system with its banks, governments and industries all fall at our feet. But have we really considered the implications of that which will take its place?

 

The futuristic vision of life on earth (Uranus)

I have for seen in the near future a split among the people of the western world – those driven by a futuristic vision of our human existence, enabling the merger of man and machine, versus those who return to the land to honor earth and her natural laws, thereby upholding holistic traditions.

Uranus is indeed the liberator and he ignites the spark of any revolution. Yet in spite of this desire to break free of our past restrictions (of the old value system and outdated technology), in this futuristic vision there will be no civilian freedom or privacy. That has already been taken care of- carefully planned and orchestrated under the guise of protecting the public against terrorism. Micro chips containing our personal data, have been installed in our credit cards, phones, plus passports which have the bonus of biometric authentication. Social media sites, search engines and the “Global Positioning System” (GPS) all have algorithms to track our every movement and/or expenditure- all of which could venture into darker more sinister territory.

Seven years from now it is not such a far stretch of the imagination to envision everything and everyone will be monitored by a super AI. And no doubt it will become mandatory to have our body chipped, just like we’ve been doing to our pets to ascertain their identity and define these living creatures as our property. Instead of carrying wallets with credit cards, licenses, and passports to identify us, in the near future all personal data will most likely be transferred to our nano chip implant. It is of course hard to predict the timing for such a giant scheme to be implemented world wide, and yet we are already on route, so now it is just a matter of time, cost, and labor.

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The steel globe outside Trump International Hotel and the towers of the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, New York City

I would encourage everyone again to do their own research. Open your eyes, read between the lines, look for tell tale insignia on all the products that install the new innovations.  The conspiracy theorists nightmare of a takeover staged by a central one world government gains momentum each time new tech is implemented for monitoring, surveillance and personal identification. And with Uranus transiting Taurus at the threshold of “The Age of Aquarius” there may well emerge the front of an egalitarian movement, in which all of these technological advances promote a lifestyle supposedly more abundant, comfortable, convenient, beautiful even; so beloved of the Taurean nature. And the public so easily manipulated and brain washed by the media, together with the resistance to manual labor and thinking for themselves, has already contributed to the rise of such a ‘new world order’ (a supremacy rooted in a subterranean dictatorship by the super elite under the guise of socialism).

And if all this becomes too uncomfortable for us to bear, then there could arise a mass uprising, to fight for, and take back the control of our privacy, our sovereign rights, and usher in the peoples revolution. Uranus in Taurus symbolized by the bull would support this kind of revolt in a very physical, territorial manner. The term ‘bull headed ‘ or to act ‘like a bull in a china shop,’ describes that forceful energy that literally wipes out everything in its vicinity. Therein all that is fragile and delicate is destroyed through sheer might and clumsiness, fueled by rage and stubbornness. In war this happens time and time again. The full charge of an attack wipes out all life in the vicinity, and that which is destroyed or broken can never be replaced, or repaired. Human life is fragile no matter how invincible we think we are, and the costs of any war is paid with the price of human life, leaving in its wake massive debt for those who manage to survive.

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The Bull and his standoff before the charge

 

Earth based self sufficiency (Taurus)

Metaphorically and literally this year marks the beginning of the great divide. Between those who detach from earth and the physicality of their bodies to live in a matrix specially designed for them in a cyber space reality, versus those who are adamant to preserve life as we have always known it; living and laboring alongside nature towards their own, or a communities self sufficiency. This ability to sustain ones self is the quality most associated with Taurus, since as ruler of the second house in astrology the bull presides over our personal resources, and our skill set, which combined generates our means for self sufficiency.

While the majority focus on the Uranian vision of the future, with its benefits of the new technological implementation, and freedom from past restrictions, I would like to counteract this with the potent security offered from the Taurean energy fueled by the feminine planet Venus. Her Goddess energy is earth herself and the fertile soil, and representative of “the divine feminine.”

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Life on earth and the fertile planet

So let’s look at the alternate progression of my prediction. This I envision as a grass movement returning to an earth based life, utilizing the ancient technology of crystal intelligence, sacred geometry, astrology, bio dynamic farming, and clean energy, all of which abides to natural law. Taking this stance realigns our future survival with nature, on what will be left of our organic planet.

The people who will uphold earth based living, whether they realize it yet or not, have already primed themselves energetically and spiritually for this, with a heightening and quickening of awareness and sensitivity having occurred over the past decade. In order to remain fundamentally attached to this earth and to their organic bodies, with their natural cycles intact, they will need to start planning ahead and design a future that will secure their connection to mother earth. Now more than ever there is due cause to protect nature and our own bodies from the invasion and re-orchestration of the divine matrix of life.

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Sacred geometry underlying all nature and growth

 

Financial stability and wealth versus quality of life

On the matter of finance, equity, investments and the value of worldly possessions I feel rather hesitant to give advice as I am rather unqualified to discuss such matters of how best to protect assets, or increase them as we make the transfer out of the cash monetary system. I’m sure there are professionals that can help with these matters, but before you expend all your time and energy worrying about this, I beg you to consider the greater transition at hand. It would be a mistake to spend all this valuable preparation time simply protecting your assets and securing your wealth, without giving any consideration to your upcoming quality of life, your right for choice, and the introduction of tech that alters your human biology and experience.

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The Bull of Wall Street, NYC

Even with credit lines all accounted for now online, there have already been terrible incidents of hacking and identity theft. It is truly a huge step to trust in a currency one can’t see, touch or truly handle, only in a cache stored on an external hard drive. And even if it is protected by ‘block chain’ there is still this tremendous leap of faith to believe in something so very abstract, and for a fiscal security we must absolutely depend upon. And what if suddenly and unexpectedly electric power grids, satellites, internet and wireless connection were wiped out, even temporarily? I can just imagine the terrible mayhem that would ensue from that. It would only take one major electromagnetic surge, like a major solar storm or from an EMP attack to short circuit all this kind of technology.

 

Comply or rebel?

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The caged bull

Uranus wakes us up in sudden and unpredictable manner. Will you comply with what is mandated for a so called progressive society, or will you stage a revolt; be it passive, or aggressive? By passive I mean taking a stand and pursuing a holistic lifestyle and therein not adhering to the new ways. And by aggressive I obviously mean doing whatever it takes to protect life and the way of living we cherish, by having the courage to fight for choice instead of the mandatory.  I fear we will endlessly switch sides, compromising one thing for another until we have lost the very substance of life that actually made being here worth living for- the natural beauty, body and soul love, sensuality, peace and happiness. All of these things are worth fighting for.

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The joy and comfort of traditional home life

I think it to be a huge mistake to weather this upcoming extreme time of transition, blind and deaf to the consequences of all or any of this, to then suddenly wake up in 2026 to find that everything that we once valued has gone and been replaced. Perhaps we will look back and feel that life without credit cards, banks, taxation has been liberating, but there is much more at stake than just this financial overhaul. Time is running out and we must do what feels right for each of us individually, but also with the knowledge that whatever drastic measures are taken now will yield the greatest affects on the future generations.

 

Is there a middle ground?

The energetic influence of the planet Uranus arrives suddenly, often explosively with a shock and awe impact. Our planetary liberator constantly switches, and changes things at lightning speed; this energy doesn’t flow, but moves erratically and avoids getting stuck at all cost. As the planetary ruler of Aquarius his signature energy births the rebel with, or without a cause; but is best channeled towards any altruistic reform, since Uranus is our planetary representative of the higher conscious.

Meantime the fixed earth sign of Taurus the bull, is the most immovable of all the signs in the zodiac. His complacency may breed compliance, and yet when confronted with anything that threatens his stable and secure existence the horned bull may charge at the opposition in protection of his ‘happy place’. This sign has the greatest resistance to change, and often its his extreme stubborness that proves to be his most infallible defense!

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The standoff

So one can conclude then that the dynamic of this transit will create more of a stand off, or revolt than any compromise or easy energetic merger. Eventually whatever comes to pass, and moving forward; whether we fought back or not, we will all need to make our peace with our own circumstance, as well as the state of the world, and the design implemented for the future of society.

 

The one compromise in the Uranus/ Taurus astrological dynamic

Persons who have a predominantly Uranian signature to their natal chart exhibit intellectual brilliance, yet they provide very little grounded stability for themselves and others around them, constantly coming up with one new bright idea after another, and moving erratically from one thing to the next, inconsistent, rather aloof, and emotionally detached. On the other hand a very Taurean personality exudes ample stability; always so conscious about their comfort, pleasure and security, making it so very hard for them to uproot let alone change quickly or spontaneously. By being so very conservative, overly indulgent and concentrating ones efforts on building such density in the physical realm, there is little growth or movement towards anything other than what can manifest in the material realm.

Taurus is the most peaceful sign of the zodiac. Just look at a herd of cows chewing happily, nonchalantly on the grass in a green meadow. Their large cumbersome bodies may look rather intimidating, yet they are for the most part unassuming, gentle and passive creatures. This fixed sign stays put; grounded and secure in routine and with many attachments to things that generate pleasure, and a happy, stable existence. Taurean’s labor hard to accrue their material abundance, with a practical eye on the prize of being able to enjoy the flourishing affect, at which point the least amount of physical effort is needed for its maintenance.

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A herd of peaceful cows and bulls

And this is key, as this will be the place of compromise. For it is in this simple and basic ‘sweet spot’ where we always fall short. That being the convenience of the smallest amount of our physical effort is where we will cave in to our heart held belief in the knowing that many of the new implementations defy all that is natural and good. It is the self indulgent nature of Taurus to be seduced by pleasure, comfort, practicality and ease, and so any new technology wrapped up in this pretty package will appear very tempting for all of us.

All in all I don’t for see a way to easily marry the energy of Uranus and Taurus without major conflict, or without creating monsters, considering the type of new technology at hand and the political climate in which this transit commences.

 

The progressive use of advanced technology and natural evolution

One could argue that this futuristic existence is a natural progression, or evolution for our species, and even site that this too must have been in the original Creator’s plan, for it to even be happening at all. But how many of us truly desire this, or think it a healthy progression, and what if in the end we have no choice and it becomes mandatory to comply with living such an inorganic existence? I wonder too if there will be legalized penalization for the non-compliance of lets say, refusing to be chipped, or moving our finances and investments into the elusive vaults of cyber space.

There is of course the major concern that Earth with her abundant supply of fresh water, air and an atmosphere that all protects and sustains life on this planet is fast becoming too toxic for all living beings. If the world becomes too toxic to sustain life, then the living have no choice but to adapt in ground breaking ways to survive on this planet, as our genealogy sees to it that we cant withstand the poisoning of heavy metals, radiation and chemicals. It will mean the extinction of many species – from the plants, insects all the way up to the animal kingdom.

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Polluted skies

Perhaps those that wield the power above and beyond our governing authorities are one step ahead for this reason, and yet I still question their true motives, as playing God in this way of rearranging divine design makes them seemingly more powerful than the omnipotent creator itself! I therefore continue to question now the path of our human evolution.

I debate whether we can truly call it progress when instead of cleaning up our toxic messes, we change our human, animal, plant design in order to withstand and live within the devastation of our own man made toxicity. Do we even have a choice at this point? Have all the chemical out puts and waste from a century of human consumption that now supports our fast convenient lifestyles, already put us over the brink of no return when it comes to living on a clean planet? Does Earth truly have the power to restore and regenerate herself back to pristine form, with out our help?

I leave you with these questions as I don’t have the answers, and I feel this is the real quest for the true egalitarian age, that will need to birth beyond the threshold of the Age of Aquarius. Now at the very threshold we must face the fact that once we destroy the divine imprints of our organic world there is no going back. Evolution will take a new course and who’s to say if this will be truly beneficial. For now the drastic change commences with the upcoming financial, and next generation technological revolution, alongside significant earth changes, but the rest is fast coming, mark my words!

 

Predictions for new innovations to beautify, heal and increase production

The Uranus transit through Taurus will further the innovations of a reconstructive or regenerative nature and make them more accessible. Hopefully the more advanced technology for cellular regeneration will be used benevolently. This may be especially applied to parts of the face, neck and throat, associated with Taurus; namely the tongue, jaw, gums, internal throat, vocal cords, and thyroid. Plus additional new innovations for beautification especially of the lips, nose, and cheeks.

On a side note we can also anticipate a sharp rise in thyroid conditions over this time period, due to even more external stresses from the upcoming destabilizing factors, and the ever increasing toxicity of the natural environment. I hope scientists and holistic practitioners will work hard on this one, since conditions of the thyroid are most debilitating and deeply affect ones quality of life.

Alongside the development of technology used to adulterate nature I envision that their will be a growth in technology that assists the regeneration of natural environments, for the fertility of the soil, as well as in agriculture, farming and food production. After all Uranus is the planet that represents our higher consciousness and so this is very helpful if we really want to do the right thing by all.

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Crop farming

As previously discussed there is ample technology already implemented, with giant corporations such a Monsanto already using it in malefic ways; given their game plan to harness all life forms under their genetic ownership licensing scheme. Let’s hope that there will be an alternative worldwide movement to counteract Monsanto’s total monopoly of our food source and the modern farming industry, already set on a course to take over and control the world’s food production, by offering poor quality, adulterated ‘frankinfoods’.

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The high nutritional value of wholefoods

During the next 7 years it is likely that advances in ‘resonant frequency devices’ used for healing the body and destroying pathogens, will be explored and implemented further and enter the main stream, with the Rife machine and its equivalents. Royal Raymond Rife the inventor of this technology made all his most significant discoveries in the mid 1930’s when Uranus was last in Taurus, which is why this kind of frequency healing could be revived and taken to the next level in spite of the American Medical Association’s past dismissal of such healing methods. That sci- fi depiction of entering a special pod programmable to heal specific body parts, or ailments could soon become a reality if this and other advanced technologies such as laser are combined.

Also during the 1930’s “orgone” was discovered by Wilhem Reich. He designed special “orgone accumulators,” collecting and storing orgone energy from the environment, which were used for improvement of general health, and even for weather control. Reich stated that deficits or constrictions in bodily orgone were at the root of many diseases. Eventually the FDA shut him down, destroyed all orgone related materials at his Institute and locked him up in prison after he violated an injunction.

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A cumulus cloud is a manifestation of concentrated POR – positive orgone energy

The successor of the “orgone accumulator” is the manmade material “orgonite”. This simple technology, was derived and inspired from Reich’s work and improved on by Don Croft, which transmutes (purifies) DOR energy into POR. Certain electromagnetic frequencies, micro-waves, diseases, chemtrails, destructive behavior are all examples of negative orgone energy (DOR) at work. Without DOR these things cannot function, or even exist.

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Hand made organite pyramids and quartz crystals for cleansing and neutralizing DOR in the home environment

Since 2002, this technology has been proven by many enterprising individuals and achieved feats that would have been labeled as miracles in the past; such as purifying polluted water, breaking droughts, and eliminating chemtrails across vast areas. Organite orgone generators have also proven to significantly increase plant growth and yields, while organite made onto pyramidal forms used in the home create a cleansing effect, and are especially efficient at combating the EMF and radiation generated by our high tech devices. Hopefully during this transit technology such as orgonite, will make it into the mainstream as we battle with more negative effects of geoengineering, stress and toxicity related diseases, and further increases in EMF’s and radiation.

 

Could aliens visit Earth?

If there is extra terrestrial life out there, which is highly probably given the magnitude of the cosmos, then these next 7 years would be an auspicious time for ET’s to make a visitation. I jest you not, since Uranus is the most ‘out there,’ extraterrestrial and futuristic planet energetically speaking, while Taurus ruled by Venus is our representative for our material, physical earth reality.

Of course it comes as no surprise that I can’t find any evidence to support an alien visitation the previous time Uranus was in Taurus! And yet the idea of alien life does appear to have been swimming around in the collective consciousness back then, evident in cartoons of aliens and in the works of the early film industry. Even Winston Churchill wrote an 11 page article ‘Are We Alone in the Universe?’ where he muses about the search for extraterrestrial life. He penned the first draft in 1939 — when Europe was on the brink of war.

So even if there is little to conclude here; I do however for see a movement towards congruity between humankind and extraterrestrial life. Perhaps too more research and experimentation for the great endeavor of moving human civilization off this planet to live in outer space. Whether we are visited by aliens or not, there will definitely be a growing sense of the extra terrestrial here on our own home turf.

 

Bee symbolism and its relevance during this transit

Bees are often considered a symbol of the Goddess, or the Divine Feminine since each colony is ruled by a Queen. In particular, they are associated with the goddess Venus (planetary ruler of Taurus) because part of their labor is the indirect fertilization of flowers, all of which come under the dominion of Venus. As previously mentioned, Taurus is the sign representative of fertility, procreation and abundance. Without bees, many species of flowers would die out, and so the bee takes her position as handmaiden to the goddess. Bee’s collect pollen from flowers, and alfalfa and turn it into nourishing honey, which is the gold of bees. I’m certain the alchemy of bee and her medicine will find precedence in the next 7 years.

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Rugosa Rose and the Bumble Bee

Over the past decade there’s been a drastic decrease in the bee population with some colonies disappearing altogether. This phenomena known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is contributed to a number of factors; higher toxicity in the environment, especially with the widespread us of pesticides, plus the greater production of soy and corn, and genetically modified organisms implemented in crop farming. With no bees crops will die and animals (and humans) could starve. Due to public outcry and horror of witnessing the strange and sudden termination of nature’s super pollinators, there has been a grass movement for bee keeping and the teachings of this practice.

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The Sunflower and the Honey Bee

Meantime in pursuit of a technological solution to the problem, a team of researchers from Harvard and Northeastern Universities are developing micro robotic bees that can pollinate flowers and do the job of real bees. With bee population at risk and no natural solutions in sight experts believe this could prove to be one of humanities best bets for the future of our food supply. There are still great challenges before robots can replace bees. One of the big ones is supplying power for a long enough flight. There are currently no artificial power sources small enough that can produce the necessary power. Once ready, a group of ‘RoboBees’ might also have other applications besides pollination, including environmental monitoring (especially in hazardous locations), search and rescue and even traffic monitoring. And on a darker note, in the defense realm similar developments are already on their way including the Israeli Spy-Butterfly and the Nano Hummingbird developed by AeroVironment.

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The Carpenter Bee

 

What about love, sex, fertility and procreation?

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Physical affection demonstrated by cows!

Uranus is the ultimate planetary liberator; breaking all the rules, and seeking reformation through high ideals. In the near future non-conformist, or long distance relationships will be as lucrative and desirable as ones of a traditional nature. Since our technology already keeps us connected across vast distances I can imagine that the upcoming tech devices will have some kind of extra sensory capacity to make those that we love far away feel much closer than ever before. And if virtual reality simulations become mainstream, then access to sexual and sensual pleasure without a partner, or any physical contact entirely changes the rules of courtship and relationship. This will be the next level of emotional heart detachment to replace the enormous bank of porn available on the internet. Modern societies overexposure to hard core pornography has already lead us down a dark path, denying individuals the true power of sacred sexual union as well as increasing the growth rate of human trafficking for sexual exploitation.

The current trend for the ‘virtual’ replacing ‘real’ relationships through social media, online apps and dating sites is entirely reshaping our social interactions, behavior and expectations. Any further disconnect from the emotional seat of the heart, will entirely reform our human experience of love and friendship.

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Lovers at Glastonbury Tor

Many traditional relationship rules have already been broken. We’ve seen a dramatic increase in divorce, same sex marriage, older women with younger men, poly amorous relationships, 50 shades of gray; you name it, everything- even that which is most taboo has been tried and tested. Yet the end game is mostly the same. This expectation to eventually settle down with the one you love, care and support one another, often in a shared home and within a family unit. This is very true of the Taurean nature and it maybe that we simply wont desire this ‘happy ever after’ anymore, or it could feel too hard to make a nest during this period as Uranus shakes the earth beneath our feet. Perhaps we wake up one day to find that the people we most love and rely on suddenly are no longer at our side, or our finances change so drastically that we can no longer keep the homestead. The destabilizing affect on relationship will be further enhanced by more and more virtual ways to meet, date and have sex, making the thrill of not settling down and experimentation, or even just satisfying oneself, more appealing than sharing in ways couples have done for centuries past.

Needless to say all of this will affect our natural procreative process, and fertility. Since we are told that our ever growing world population will soon no longer be able to sustain itself, there is you could say an upside at least to this technology, because if the virtual reality has us hooked, then of course sexual intercourse can be set aside only for procreation, reducing the many conceptions resulting from ‘mishaps’. If this does all come to pass we would witness a significant decrease in the growth rate of human population, plus a reduction in sexually transmitted diseases. However a further increase of infertility should be expected, since all these EMF devices, alongside greater environmental toxicity, GMO’s, radiation, and increase in internal and external stressors, have already proven to have negatively affected fertility in both men and women. When it comes to creating life in a test tube, or its future advanced equivalent, then mankind will be challenged with the ethical dilemmas raised by the application of eugenics.

 

Venus’s symbol of the Rose and reevaluating the love of self and others

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Venus and her rose

The beautiful fragrant rose is the flower associated with Venus- the Roman Goddess of love. In astrology the planet Venus rules our fundamental value system in terms of what we generally hold most dear and what is most desirable. Venusian energy softens the hard edges of reality with her feminine touch, sensuality, beauty, love, creativity, grace, charm and peace loving nature. It would be a true shame if we allow the radiance of her rose to dim, by artificially stimulating all our senses, rather than physically sensing the beauty of nature, or generating passion and love from our attraction to one another. Kissing, holding hands, sensual touch, cooking for one another, sleeping and living together, sharing even in the most simple of ways all provide us with emotional and physical nurture, warmth and stability. All of which greatly enhances our experience of joy and happiness. I wonder if the fake, artificial, chemically altered nature of the cornucopia on offer in the future will actually imitate the real thing so well, or prove even more attractive, that we lust after all this and no longer care for anything of an original nature?

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The fragrant rose

How we perceive our current reality is defined from the inside out; not just through the accruing of our worldly goods and possessions and the mandates society places on us, but from our desire to love, our ability to recognize beauty, and the value of our own self.  I wonder how many of us are truly ready for this total makeover of everything that we value. Would you really rather have cyber sex encounters than make love and touch a real human being? Do you prefer to feast on food that has been genetically and chemically altered, and can you trust a currency that you cannot handle or use without a digital device, or an implanted chip?

In the center of Venus’s rose are the petals representing our self worth from which love, harmony, creativity and joy unfold. Social media has already fundamentally changed our friendships and if virtual simulation replaces sensual body connections, making it more desirable to plug into a programmable machine than actually engage in the physical motions, one can only imagine the drastic changes in the perception of our self value. Up until now so much of our energy has been invested in attracting a partner through our visual looks, with fashions and industries dedicated to making us appear more physically desirable to one another. Even if this is a plus for those that previously found it hard to attract a mate, and it is a liberating factor for both men and women, this act of detachment from our heart, our emotions and senses dehumanizes us. It will also become very challenging for couples still bonding sensually in physical reality to compete with contrived versions of simulated physical perfection and bliss.

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The heart shaped petals of a wild rose

The geometric pattern formed from Venus’ cycle in relationship to the Earth, as seen from the Earth, is a five-petaled rose. Every eight years, when Venus shows the same face to the Earth, the pair ‘kiss’ and another petal is formed. These stunningly symmetrical patterns of the Venusian ‘dance’ actually form both a heart and a rose! Love, as the feeling language of the heart, is both the greatest unifier and inspiration behind all forms of creativity, and joy. No matter where we are headed in the future, let us not forget this.

 

What will happen to the Divine Feminine Movement?

The planet Venus, together with our luminary the Moon represents the “feminine principle”, or “yin” energy in astrology. Uranus the most rebellious and unconventional planet moving into Taurus ruled by Venus, is on course to further awakening and shaking up the feminine principle during this 7 year transit.

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Awakening the Goddess within

The current feminist movement that was termed “the divine feminine” rose up and gained momentum over the past decade while Uranus was in Aries, especially around the time of his conjunction with asteroid Eris – representative of the female warrior and shadow Goddess. The online growth of a ‘global sisterhood’ community is very much a signifier for the Age of Aquarius, with resurrection of the energy of the Goddess, and her role being redefined for the current and upcoming generations, as the patriarchy and the old establishment topple and give way to the rise of the new. Currently it is the divine feminine movement that spear heads the collectives spiritual awakening, alongside promoting human rights, and a return to prioritizing the loving support of community. The sisterhood promotes non competitive relationships and those of mutual cooperation. This way of being for all relationships has been termed “interdependence” taking us beyond and above the old ways of co dependency.

During the Uranus transit in Taurus, both Saturn and Jupiter’s upcoming transit of Aquarius beginning together in Dec. 2020 followed by Pluto in 2024 will definitely see some favorable planetary energy for more progression and liberation, and the further rise of the feminine. The US natal Moon’s placement in Aquarius has been attributed to one of the reasons why American women are so unconventional and have greater liberties, equality and civil rights than many other of the world’s nations. It is very possible during this period that American women will lead the way as the initiators, innovators and rebels for taking this movement to the next level.

 

Who will personally be most affected by this transit?

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Inquisitive Bull

To predict this accurately one must consult the natal chart to discover how much and to what extent each individual will be affected. Those with Sun, Moon or ASC in Taurus will at some point in the next 7 years (dependent on the degree) experience the Uranus destabilizing factor through some kind of upheaval, or radical change, so one must look to the natal chart for a thorough analysis. Taurus rules the 2nd house of money, love, skill set and physical body appearance.

Taurean’s need only consult their horned zodiac neighbor Aries as to the type of upheavals they experienced over the last 7 years, to then realize that this is going to be a powerful awakening time, with a lot of shake ups; especially if one acts like the bull, stubbornly refusing to adapt, or release old patterns and attachments. It is also viable that the stubbornness and fixed nature of Taurus could be humanity’s saving grace, since this may well be the one stance that protects us from accepting or complying with reformation that leads to dire consequences for mankind and this planet.

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The Sun rising on Earth

 

Sun in Taurus= sudden awakening, or a total life makeover, uprooting and rerooting, fluctuating vitality, drastic change in personal resources, creativity and abundance. New opportunities, risk taking and reinventing the familiar.

Moon in Taurus= radical and sudden changes affecting both physical and emotional security and stability; or changes in habits and routines, in the home base and the family unit. New means for attracting abundance, creativity, pleasure and comfort

ASC in Taurus = drastic change in identity, or physical appearance, life purpose, personal skills and resources pertaining to the unconventional and innovative. Expect the unexpected from yourself, in others and in your surroundings

For more specifics interpret the house placement of your Sun or Moon

If your luminaries or ASC are in Leo or Aquarius, you may find yourself at some point of this transit facing a sudden crisis arising between your heart’s desire and the rationality or ideals of your mind. Any life choice made, or ignored at this intersection will wield great consequences especially for Aquarians, as this for you is the last call for change and reform in whatever arena this shows up.

If your natal luminaries or ASC are in Scorpio then at some point in the next 7 years an opposition will present itself, as a great conflict between the material/superficial versus the deep and meaningful aspects of your life. Between personal resources versus those that are shared, and that which is flourishing in life versus that which has peaked. It will demand a radical solution to create balance between these polarities and discern that which must be allowed to die. It is through this ‘death’ and the biggest transformation ahead that you will thrive once more and produce greater yields for the future.

Those who have luminaries or ASC in Virgo or Capricorn, this energy for reformation will provide a supportive undercurrent for radical change, especially for Virgo. Capricorns still have to contend with Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter transiting their sign, which means your soul and all aspects of your life have been under major reconstruction possibly for some time now, and this theme continues.

The most extreme affects of this transit will manifest as imposed disruptions that are out of our control forcing us to suddenly adapt, and change our lifestyle. It is possible that these changes will have a great impact on our physical bodies. Many people will have to uproot and reroot whether they like it or not. We can expect sudden loss or gains in our fiscal situation, and possessions. Many of us may suddenly find our skill set is redundant and so we will need to learn new ones. The stability of our house and home and the relationships that sustain them may also go through extreme flux. Many people may find that they will be working more and more from home than commuting to an office. Reformations of old authorities and governing structures will affect everyone on earth, as will new high tech applications. The changes in infrastructures that will most affect us all will be in banking, investments, public utilities, farming, food industry, fertility clinics, beauty industry, architecture, building, land ownership and what constitutes a home.

The path of least resistance and a lifestyle of convenience will feel most desirable during this very unstable time, and yet taking this stance will lead to the death of all that we have most valued. Some people will stubbornly fight for that which they most value, while the majority will comply just to make life seem easier, more simple and peaceful.

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Contented cows

 

How to prepare and weather this transit

If you remain unconcerned about the introduction of super AI’s, robotics, cyber simulations, crypto currency, and the eventual merger of man and machine then you are all set for the upcoming revolutionary structuring of the ‘new world order’. If on the other hand this radical change from an organic to an artificial existence, and a total overhaul of daily life abhors you, then it is not too late to prepare yourself.

Firstly and foremost find your spot on this earth- a place that can support the kind of growth that you seek. In fact no matter on which side you are most invested – earth or technology, I sincerely advise each individual to find their ‘power spot’ and do anything it will take to reorganize your life, even if that means moving mountains to get yourself settled there, so that you at least feel your core supported during the stress of transition. This place that is most sacred to you could be a specific physical location, or the family homestead, a marriage, friendship; even a job or position that aligns with your heart.

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The natural beauty and resources of the countryside

If you are wishing to continue to pursue an earth- based existence, find a natural environment with a generous water supply and good soil; clean and fertile enough to grow food to sustain oneself. Continue to nourish yourself with whole foods and make remedies from herbs for healing, detoxing and for vitality. Besides growing your own food, also grow loving, dependable relationships in real time, rather than in the cyber space of social media. Talk, walk, work, relax and eat together and if you have a partner partake in the sensual act of love making.

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Preparing home cooked meals together

Dedicate more time to your family, friends and community and come together to protect your natural environment. Pick up litter, recycle and figure out practical, simple and ingenious ways to leave less of an imprint on this earth. Create a garden, store seeds, bee keep and learn husbandry. If you have children pass on your knowledge of the natural world. Children are experiential learners, and so organizing fun but educational nature walks will greatly impact their vitality and their future life direction. Teach them some traditional skills such as cooking, sewing, gardening, plant identification and foraging.

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Nature’s bounty of wild blackberries

All of these activities see to it that the human species remains connected to the land, with our happiness and health sustained by the earth and her bounties.

Simple ways to realign with Earth’s natural cycles:

• Leave your confines on a daily basis and commune with nature.

• Bathe in the sunlight, in ocean and rivers

• Watch the moon and experience her cycles,

• Learn the position of stars and the movements of planets.

• Intuit Earth’s magic that was once second nature to our ancestors.

• Admire her beauty, give thanks and pray for her protection.

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The beauty of the bluebell woods

 

Make your move to your power spot between October 2018 and April 2019

Uranus in retrograde motion backtracks into Aries from Nov. 6th – Mar, 6th 2019 making this a critical period for choosing your course for progressive action.

Over the course of these months there is much support from above for restructuring, including Jupiter in Sagittarius (eliciting greater fortune through travel and truth seeking), alongside Uranus stationing retrograde and back tracking into Aries, and Chiron revisiting last degrees of Pisces.

For the first few years any dramatic steps taken during this window of opportunity may feel at first to be a rather drastic adjustment, with much hard work and labor ahead, yet this is what it will take to reconstruct your world according to your own standards and align with your dreams, rather than letting the rest of the world sway you off course, or let governing bodies dictate a future for you.

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Travel opportunities present themselves with Jupiter’s transit into Sagittarius

 

Uranus in Taurus May 15th 2018 to November 6th 2018
Uranus in Taurus March 6th 2019 to July 7th 2025
Uranus in Taurus November 8th 2025 to April 26th 2026

 

The Clarity of your future vision and dealing with shadow complexes

Your future path will more than ever before rely on your envisioning. Without this clarity you will not be able to distinguish your power spot – that special heart place that will support your growth and give you security during the destabilizing factors upon us. And to be very clear -if you choose not to define you future now it will be defined for you moving ahead. So get to it and make this future vision your most pressing act of power. List your practical and most heartfelt priorities and go from there…

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Use your computer time wisely!

Another important step in this process of envisioning is to become ever more self aware, as well as more alert to your surroundings. Whenever faced with doubt, or fear consider the shadow aspects of the Taurean nature. Take into consideration that an overly materialistic lifestyle with many attachments breeds greed, lust, possessiveness, and jealousy, all rooted in an underlying fear of loss. Material loss is exceptionally challenging for Taurus, since this fixed earth sign desires, hoards and preserves. And when the energy for preservation overpowers all else then the shadow aspect turns into procrastination, stubbornness, and laziness.

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A creature of habit

Our human desire for all kinds of creature comforts plus our need for stability generates the habitual behavior that can literally over ride the spontaneity of each new day. Not only can habits have us stuck in the same old groove, but some bad habits can develop into full blown addictions. Especially if an individual is compulsive, lacks self control, has a self -esteem problem and lives disconnected from divine source. For example wanting or needing a lot of sex, can lead to promiscuity and then a sex addiction. Habitual shopping for groceries may sustain our survival, but overspending on indulgences generates the mentality of a shopaholic. Compulsive behavior and high anxiety may lead to hoarding, with the accumulated objects as stand-ins for love, affection or what’s missing in that person’s life. Taurus the bull has an insatiable appetite, so whether it be food, love, sex, or money there is always the capacity to generate excess. Take a deep look inside of yourself and a good look around and see how much of this shadow nature is playing out in your life.

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The enticing bright lights of the big city!

The desire for an easy, pain- free life is everyone’s wish, and yet any peace and happiness gained in this lifetime is counteracted with the experience of drama, loss, tragedy and suffering. Non of us are exempt on this earth place, yet inside all of us is the will to avoid pain on all accounts and stick to the familiar instead of embracing change. These are the passive strategies adopted by Taurus to avoid any kind of physical discomfort. Also living within the constricts of a very conservative, rigid life plan may have its advantages as far as gaining security and stability, yet adopting a more liberal attitude can and will open doors to opportunities for material gain perhaps never anticipated before.

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A peaceful life

In astrology the energy that best describes the power of Uranus is akin to an electric shock; suddenly and painfully jolting us out of our apathy. As destructive as his power may be, there is always the potential for total regeneration just like the wildfires ignited by a lightning strike regenerate the forest floor.  So wherever one is physically, energetically and karmically stuck; over indulging and generating excess or operating from a fear of loss or lack of self esteem, then this will become the arena that is most susceptible for attracting that Uranian energy for reformation. Anything that stands in the way of our soul and spirit growth is at threat of being wiped out and obliterated at any given time, especially if we flat out refuse to change, or attempt to postpone the inevitable.

In astrology Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury- the planet of communication, rationality and reason here at ground level. This outer planet then raises the bar and assists us in awakening to our higher selves by prompting us to elevate our consciousness and refine our ways. So while you are envisioning your future and designing a plan I sense it best to leave some space within the defining process for unexpected opportunities, spontaneous events, and those sudden awakenings so as to remain open to the possibility of benevolent change.

Wishing you all a blessed journey of release and reorganization during this powerful transit.

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Compassionate Bull

 

Dates for upcoming Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter conjunction 2020

January 12, 2020: Saturn–Pluto new cycle conjunction at 22° Capricorn, in a tight conjunction with the Sun, Mercury, and Ceres

April 5, 2020: Jupiter–Pluto new cycle conjunction at 24° Capricorn. The conjunction recurs on June 30.

June 21, 2020: Total solar eclipse at 0° Cancer (solstice point), with a loose Jupiter–Saturn–Pluto conjunction

November 13, 2020: Final Jupiter–Pluto conjunction at 22° Capricorn, also conjunct Saturn.

December 21, 2020: Jupiter–Saturn conjunction at 0° Aquarius.

 

©Betsy Peerless 2018

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Stonehenge Visitation and the Guardians of the Mystery

Not only is Stonehenge famed for being one of the ancient wonders of this world, but this venerable site is privy to ongoing excavation, speculation and awe. The mystery of the prehistoric man made landscape on Salisbury plain, and the rituals performed here thousands of years ago, are under constant conjecture. Even as archeologists reveal more remnants of archaic Britain, still there is no finite conclusion as to why or how our ancestors built such a giant structure on this specific site, and how it was used exactly.  Perhaps Stonehenge is one of those mysteries never to be fully solved, or could it be the will of the Great Goddess, or even its feathered residents- the rooks, that guard against its full disclosure? Stonehenge then resonates with the age-old adages that query- how mankind got here, what is the meaning of this life and is there a hereafter?

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Stonehenge and the rooks, February 20th 2018

It takes no stretch of the imagination to deduce that mankind has always faced these mysteries, even before the dawning of any thriving civilization. From the recognition of his mortality, stemmed the most compelling of human dilemmas, sprouting his spiritual quest to connect with the great void and a cosmic creator.  In many lands our ancient ancestors venerated natural objects such as trees, rocks and mountains, alongside natural phenomena like the great luminaries of the sun and moon. They even went to great lengths to mark the earth with imposing ceremonial areas of enclosures, and arrangements of standing stones. These man made structures just like the ‘beings’ in nature, were instilled with magical powers, and became places of seasonal and ritual gathering. In many locations across the world, these mystifying structures have managed to withstand the test of time, and Stonehenge exists as a model example for Britain’s earliest known architects.

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Stonehenge viewed from the east

Our ancient ancestors contoured the natural landscape with painstaking craftsmanship, managing somehow to create the seemingly impossible. Without any modern technology, they even devised a way of transporting tonnes of rock over great distance, then shaped and erected it in formation. Many of these giant monoliths are still standing tall and proud today, but for exactly what purposes and reasons however still remain ambiguous.

It is evident too that people across all continents of the prehistoric era set their gaze on the heavens in search of the answers they sought. And in turn the alignment of the stars and movement of planets bestowed on them a means to track the passage of time. This extensive study revealed a sky map that not only assisted in recognizing earth’s natural cycles, but further enabled them to navigate the land and seas.

Mans beliefs and superstitions concerning the great mysteries have been interpreted in so many wondrous ways, producing some of the most majestic and beautiful art and architecture ever created throughout antiquity. Yet still even now with all our technological advances, the quandary of our mortal existence alongside such mysteries as Britain’s Stonehenge, or Egypt’s pyramids, still remain rather obscure…

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The famous silhouette of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain

The Neolithic landscape of ancient Britain has always fascinated me with its great earthworks of henges, barrows, and mounds, together with the intriguing stone menhirs, circles, dolmens and quoits. I can still recall my first visit to Stonehenge back in 1986 as an art student, on the return ride back to Sussex from the Glastonbury music festival. I remember my friends’ and my high anticipation for this field trip. And having just experienced the mystical stone circles at Avebury, we felt more than ready to greet this ancient wonder.

We had not however, anticipated or expected to find ourselves gazing up at this megalithic monument through the tiny windows of an all encompassing shield of wire mesh! I clearly remember prizing my fingers through those holes, wishing I could rip the metal fencing apart. I just wanted to reach out and touch the sarsen stones; to make contact with the eons of time and ritual that made this henge so very spectacular.

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Sarsen Trilithons

My second visit was back in late March of 2015, when my boyfriend at the time, and I rumbled into Salisbury Plain rather glamorously on his Harley Davidson! Even though the Spring had made an appearance, it was nevertheless still freezing cold. I recall that not even our leather attire could protect us from the chill of the biting winds that gusted over the desolate expanse of this land, still a captive of winter’s cold grip.

Fortunately we managed to park the bike close to the monument, then entered with our prepaid tickets alongside the hundreds of other visitors who had alighted from the tour and shuttle buses. I remember my sense of relief at seeing that the mesh wire enclosure was entirely gone, whilst the old visitor center and its road access that once encroached on this sacred land, had all but vanished! Instead a visitation plan had been devised with a new path, monitored by the camo clad Army’s National Guard. In spite of still not being able to touch, or move within the circle of standing stones, it was still a lot better than my first visit, and so much more photographer friendly.

I’ll admit it was hard to intuit the lay out of the land, spectating the monument among the hoards of people and their invasive selfie sticks. But I did come away with a fair amount of ‘knowing’, which continued to broaden as we journeyed forward on our pilgrimage to Avebury, Glastonbury, and Barrow Mump.

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Stonehenge viewed from NW surrounded by visitors

This latest solo visit of February 2018 was so far the best of all. Third time’s a charm as they say, and everything worked out great, in spite of enduring yet another frigid, windy day out on the plain! At least this time the sun shone intermittently through the clusters of white cumulus clouds, providing a little warmth and a stunning backdrop for my photos.

I’d arrived via the tour bus this time, conscientiously listening to the taped recording that nicely relayed the history of Salisbury, Old Sarum and the ancient landscape of the plain itself. Next I took the handy shuttle from the visitor center that directed us on a short straight road past the barrows and the ancient cursus. It struck me then that this modern day route was in fact mirroring the ancient processional one, just out of view behind the burial ridge. I made a mental note of the potent emblem such a grand singular causeway, or mall entrance contrives for any great place of power, whether royal, religious or governmental; all national headquarters have incorporated this principal into their grounds and layout.

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The line of burial mounds on the ridge in front of the cursus

The visitor layout upon arrival appeared the same as before, but with the addition of more signs and literature posted around the monument. I had also nabbed one of those handy tour guide recordings and proceeded around the monument to the designated numbers, whilst listening to all the information I could absorb about the historical and scientific facts that shed light on the mystery of this ancient site. I don’t normally do this, as I like to intuit without much previous knowledge, but since this was my third visit I felt it was time to take on board as much information as possible.

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Panoramic of the stone circle and “Heel Stone” viewed from the west

All in all I was out in the freezing cold; studying, intuiting, and photographing for almost 3 hours. In that time I literally had to hold on to my hat as the winds threatened to steal it from me, while my thermals just marginally kept out the bitter chill. Alongside the rather overwhelming amount of human activity at the site, there are others of the feathered kind that flock here. The most prominent are the rooks that wander and fly around and perch atop the giant stone monoliths. I remember their bird presence here from my second visit, and it struck me then how they had naturally taken on the role as guardians to this threshold of different realms; of timelines long past and the present.

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Rook (Corvus frugilegus)

As I approached the northwest of the monument I turned to face the bright glare of sunlight. Suddenly and unexpectedly the rooks all took to the air; their striking black fingered wings etched into the picture before me.  I vividly recall a loud ‘crack’  as feathers fast propelled their bird bodies upwards into sky, aiming at heavens gate beyond the fleecy clouds. I watched in awe at their ascension, mesmerized by their flight path that mapped out an imaginary 8 configuration above the ancient standing stones. It was in this instance that the magic of Stonehenge came fully to life.

Utterly spell bound by this sight, I prayed that my camera had actually managed to capture the sudden and intense emergence of spirits of place that I’d just witnessed. It became obvious to me from this instance, how the rooks interact physically and esoterically with the monument, adding to the atmosphere and the dramatic silhouette of Stonehenge. I’ll never forget the reverie in that moment, or the haunting sight of these dark angels contrasted against the stark back drop of sky, land, sun and clouds.

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The rooks ascent

Rooks (Corvus frugilegus) are migratory birds and the most abundant Eurasian birds of the corvidae family, which includes crows, ravens, magpies, and jays. The adult birds have quite a distinct appearance; shaggy thigh feathers and bare white skin at the base of a sharp bill. The rook’s natural, rather disheveled appearance I found befitting to the rugged, sparse landscape of Salisbury plain and the relentless winds that besiege it.

Large colonies called rookeries congregate and nest in tall trees, sometimes within towns, and habitually return to the same nest year after year. They dig for larvae and worms in meadows and plowed fields, and pull up grain seedlings and young potato plants. During this visit I observed many rooks poised around the circumference of Stonehenge, arduously at task, and pecking away at the ground in search of their nourishment.

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Rooks digging for seedlings around the circumference of Stonehenge

Interestingly enough there are no myths that concern rooks, only of its cousins the crow, raven and magpie. It would appear then that it’s been rather overlooked that these birds, in fact have gained a legendary status here at Stonehenge, as being the gatekeepers to this sacred landscape and monument, for possibly thousand of years. This in of itself, I believe deserves mythical status. After all it is the rook for the most part that has claimed Stonehenge as its territory, rather than crow or raven.

I have read too that the rook as a spirit animal, like all members of the crow family, act as a guide for us to get in touch with life’s mysteries, and can assist in developing our ability to perceive subtle shifts in energy within our self and in our environment. And this is exactly what is most needed to intuit the landscape and monuments of Stonehenge. And so I sensed that focusing my attention on these birds and their behavior would help me better align energetically with this archaic landscape.

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Rooks in alignment with the earth, the winds and the this hallowed ground

When visiting any ancient site, I first attempt to intuit the land over which it presides. I conjure my extra sensory ‘feelers’ to assist me psychically scan the lay out of the land, above and below the surface, while actively still being present to witness what goes on in the current timeline. This means that one must straddle different realms while encountering the many timelines that may be active in a landscape, or evoked through ritual. This is no easy feat and requires a good center and grounding in oneself; to move and intuit among the ‘noise’ of many people, and other modern day intruders such as vehicles, electrical currents and broadband.

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Self portrait with the winds, the earth, and the sky at Stonehenge, February 20th 2018

For my own findings I take into consideration the laws of attraction; meaning that it is the complex make up of the innards that hold the power to draw an energetic signature towards it. They say that like attracts like, but in many cases opposites also attract. Modern day physics with its study of the atom has proven this as fact rather than theory.  This natural law partly explains for instance, why one always seems to attract a certain type of person, or how one may find oneself back at the same physical locale over and over.

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Stonehenge viewed from the south

Such cycles of synchronistic events work the law of attraction. In my experience of intuiting a person or place, each reality is fused with karmic timelines woven into the very fabric of its existence, that works towards defining who they are, and what they are to become. This complex weaving fashions a tapestry of the physical and psychic boundary holders for their life span. As a conscious being we may either choose to live within the constrict, or challenge our selves to defy it, by attempting to free oneself of such confines. The land may not have such a choice, yet the energetic signature of its innards may be strong enough to attract exactly what it needs to generate a stronger and louder vibrancy.

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The Rooks of Stonehenge

So let’s look at Stonehenge from all these perspectives and first consider what appears on the surface…

The chosen land on which the famous henge and all its counterparts (cursus, barrows, mounds, pits) were constructed, happens to be on this wide expanse of a natural plain. Salisbury plain is in fact the largest remaining area of calcareous grassland in north-west Europe. This means that it has never supported woodland, as did much of old England once upon a time. Also whatever was erected or carved into the land here would have not only made it easier to find, but even with its chalk sediment somewhat easier to construct than in a forested location. And most importantly it could be viewed from afar; from all the directions, and even from above, if one is to consider the monument from a spiritual perspective.

In the Neolithic era, ditches carved out of the chalk were dug to various depths; some rather shallow like at Stonehenge, or others much more cavernous as seen at Avebury.  I imagine the trenches of these earthworks were well maintained thousands of years ago, and flooded in the Spring after a heavy rainfall. With the reflective quality of water gleaming in the sunlight, these ditches would have looked much like a moat surrounding an old fortress, but without the depth. And once filled with rainwater, each earthen enclosure would have temporarily marked a clearer division in the land, especially when viewed from above.

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The ditch of the ancient Henge that encloses the stone circle

Perhaps this was one way the ancestors managed to construct a 3D representation of the symbol of life itself. Water, light and soil are after all the vital components for all life here on this Earth, and the circle a universal symbol for the cycle of life; of totality and the infinite.

Since there is evidence too that the ancestors built there sites with specific constellations incorporated into the design, and in alignment with important celestial events that related to earth cycles, then its stands to figure that the stars, planets and constellations played a principal role in the physical and spiritual life of our ancestors and the earliest civilizations. For instance at Stonehenge the “Sun stone” or “Heel stone” as it is called, aligns with the Summer Solstice, acting as a marker for the rising of the sun at this cyclical, celestial and seasonal event.

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The “Heel Stone” or “Sun Stone” positioned NE at the entrance of the “Avenue”

We know too that the majority of Neolithic earthworks were lined or covered with the white chalk of the plains and hills, now covered over by the grass. One can only imagine then the  magical sight of this wide open space of Salisbury plain back in ancient times viewed from afar, or from above. A white structure would be much easier to find especially if journeying at night. And if there was such a thing as a ‘sky being,’ looking down on this arena under the illumination of a full moon, then this extraterrestrial would be able to see the landscape, clearly dotted with all the white lines, circles and mounds that the earthlings had constructed. It’s as if these landmarks all joined together, fabricated a grand design of some sort of primitive but effective GPS system, not only for Earth inhabitants, but also perhaps for those supernatural beings that resided in the heavens above.

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Artist rendition of the construction of chalk mounds and their burial rituals

With the careful construction and placement of these gleaming white monuments and trenches all across Britain, I wonder whether the ancestors were mirroring the bright lights of the heavens here on earth, and creating some kind of giant 3D celestial map, or could it have been constructed to entice a visitation from the ‘sky beings?’ Perhaps in our wildest imaginings then, we could conceive of the notion, that they went to all this laborious effort to pave the way for supernatural beings to locate specific spots on Earth, and therein summon the Gods to make their visitation. After all a neolithic cursus with its parallel chalk ditch outline does look a lot like a landing strip!

The mystery of the cursus has lead experts to debate whether it was a processional space used for large ritual gatherings, or a barrier enclosure between land only utilized for ceremony, and that populated with the tribal settlements. And since the recent unearthing of piles of arrow heads at the far end of the cursus at Stonehenge, there is further debate now as to whether this was an arena constructed for some kind male rite of passage, with festive sports and competitions.

But why not all of the above? That would have been the most resourceful approach for something that took so much time and labor to construct on such a grand scale, among a significantly smaller populace of people than present day.  It is surely common sense then, that the use of such structures had multiple purposes, that merged the two realms of the sacred and profane. A chalk mound that was used for burial could very well have served a dual purpose. These man made tumuli, perhaps not only utilized as a place to entomb and venerate the deceased, but also as visible landmarks for navigational purposes. In certain parts of Britain the building of these tombs were more concentrated, and often these mounds appear in straight lines on ridges of hills or embankments; the silhouette of which can be clearly seen from a distance.

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A line of tumuli on the eastern periphery of the monument

From my intuiting of this land and others like it, such as the extensive arrangement of menhirs of Carnac, I’m certain that during the changing of seasons these landscaped environments hosted huge processions of people. This mapping out of the landscape definitely lends itself to a proficient, systematic way to usher in a huge congregation for important meetings, or festivities between Europe’s first tribes. I imagine their celebrations to be akin to the Native American Pow Wow; the origins of which saw gatherings of medicine men and spiritual leaders.

In my minds eye I have also envisioned the complex and beautiful aerial patterns of the thousands of pilgrims and their dances as they made their way towards the center. Alongside the rituals of their worship, the different enclosures could also have served a practical purpose, with other activities here supporting efficient, healthy and peaceful living in a small or large community.

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The sparse and practical interior of a Neolithic dwelling

Leaping thousands of years forward now into the future, we can see that man has gone to great lengths to secure his individual and collective survival, as well as construct a world based on every conceivable efficiency and convenience, to generate a lifestyle with as little physical labor as possible. And in so doing man has actually further separated himself from the sacred essence of the nature above and below him.

The differentiation now between the sacred and the profane has a clear divide; the sacred overwhelmed by the profane through our overly materialistic, consumer lifestyle, which in turn has reduced our conscious awareness of earth and her natural cycles. Indeed, in order to stay constantly attuned now to both realms, it demands great awareness, attention and ‘work’ to unite the two in our current daily lives. This was definitely not the case for our ancestors as these two realms must have always been active simultaneously; bridged consciously and unconsciously throughout their days and nights on this earth.

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A recreation of Neolithic dwellings

When a human being lives close to the earth shaped by the elements, and in balance with nature as our ancestors did, then the body and its consciousness naturally attunes to earth magic; her cycles, her creative abundance, and the great mystery of the heavens above her. The Earth was deemed feminine like woman herself, full with the miracle of life and birth, and ‘she’ was revered as ‘The Great Goddess’ – mother and provider of all life.

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Neolithic dwellings with a single doorway and no windows

Whatever we may choose now to believe about the spiritual and ritual life of the ancestors, there is one thing that seems plainly obvious. Stonehenge and other such grand Neolithic monuments are absolutely places of power. Just look at how many people still come here in fascination and reverence, and from all corners of the globe.

The circular structure of Stonehenge erected some 3000 years ago, went through three stages of construction, to designate this specific spot as a principal physical ‘center’. This section of land then on Salisbury Plain, became the chosen focal point for Britain’s ancient ancestors. And the making of permanent stone, and semi-permanent wood fixtures served as physical markers left for the future generations to come, helping to further distinguish this as a place of power.

It took an archeologist from the middle east to illuminate as to why certain structures were made of wood and others stone. It is simply this – for the ancient ancestors stone appeared eternal, and therein represented the dead departed to the afterlife, while wood easily decayed, and so represented the living on this earth dimension. This once again eloquently expresses the ancestors ability to merge the two realms of life and death; integral for the continuation of veneration of the dead, plus the worship of the Great Goddess and the honoring of the infinite great mystery.

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The majestic ancient center of Stonehenge

This circular theme of a ‘center’ is key, since within the innards of the land in this specific spot, there is said to be a convergence of ley lines that conduit their own unique energetic signatures. This means that beneath the surface and at the center point of Stonehenge lies an energy hub whose nuclear mid point is the place of convergence and divergence of these high frequency ley energies. Whether you wish to believe this invisible, natural power house exists innately in the land, or not, (like the human chakra system) there is no denying however that power has been instilled into the land through the perpetual rituals of the ancestors, carried forward throughout history, to perhaps an even greater extent in present day.

In this current era millions of people journey from all over the world to circumambulate the Stonehenge center in awe and wonder. It is still a modern day pilgrimage for those of the druid or pagan traditions. Whether people throng here because they have a genuine interest in the ancient world of our ancestors, or just to secure another notch in their ego’s belt, it makes no matter, because they will keep on coming or returning like myself. Many of Stonehenge’s current visitors remain unaware that they too are unconsciously donning their energy and focus to a modern day ritual that continues on from the thread of the past…

the ancestor’s cursus to the North, swapped now for our modern day version of a processional entrance via the tour bus. And then there’s the clearly marked footpath that circles these ancient standing stones, that act as boundary holders, as well as a passage to navigate, marvel and experience this ancient landscape. The ancestors must have undertook the lengthy construction of the practical and symbolic  ‘Avenue’ and ‘Cursus’ at Stonehenge in order to outline their own specially designated way of entering this sacred environment. And to that end we continue their ritual of visitation.

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The new path constructed besides the “Heel Stone” for optimal viewing of the monument

So whether the place had original supernatural power or not, or whether it was the giant ‘heel stone’ jutting out of the plain that drew the ancestors to this special spot in the first place, it really is of little consequence these days. I don’t say this to be flippant, rather in recognition that what has been created here through the congregation of millions of people over thousands of years; all drawn here by the mystery, has sealed this as being a place of power, regardless now of its origins. I like to ruminate how thousands of years into the future, our current activity at Stonehenge will be unearthed. Perhaps they’ll discover the remains of the road that lead from the visitor center to the site; some metal pegs unearthed from the pathway, or even a ‘selfie stick’ will show up within the circle of the henge! Will they wonder too like our selves, what kind of ritual was going on here in the 21st century?

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Visitors drawn to the northwestern side where the path is located closest to the monument

Even though I paid close attention to the history lesson of the tour and made mental notes along the way about the archeological finds, my focus kept getting pulled back to the rooks, and how they had congregated here just like the people. Even with their attention absorbed in the frenzy of pecking the grassland, still they appeared constantly on guard, as if non of our human movements and exploits went undetected.

I could tell that the rook like the crow is ever watchful of intruders and predators, and on this day they had a great deal to squawk about! One in particular drew very near to me, and I had the chance to get up close and personal with this wonderful creature. I noticed that the rook has more of a quirky character than the crow or raven, and I found it to be full of curiosity; less aloof and more personable in its attitude and stance.

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The Rook speaks

The sound the rook makes is characteristic of a loud, strident bird noise that can warn other members of its clan over great distance. This bird then reminds us always to be on the watch and anyone who feels a strong kinship to the crow family will develop both strong physical and psychic boundaries of protection. They may also glean the ability to see things from a higher perspective, or awaken that innate capacity for greater ‘visioning’. I say this because these birds are well known for building their nests at great height, which ensures a safe haven free of predators. Considering the natural affinity between the rook and this place of power, we could say then that Stonehenge is well protected and acts as a physical vantage point to better ones ‘vision’.

This higher perspective also teaches us the ability to go beyond illusions; such as the duality of right and wrong, and the division between the inner and outer. Taking into account, once again, the law of attraction, one can contemplate the many rings that make up Stonehenge, with each marking a boundary or enclosure separating the inner from the outer. How befitting then that the rooks have made this ancient monument their stronghold in present day.

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“The door of life”

In ancient Egypt the scribes who wrote and illustrated ‘The Book of the Dead’ went to great lengths to record the trials to be faced in the underworld. They documented in meticulous detail each guardian demon to be encountered at each level, before safe passage was granted by the Gods into the eternal realm. It is feasible then that these different boundaries at Stonehenge also represented specific realms that a soul must pass through, in order to arrive in spirit form on ‘the other side.’ In which case the inner stone circle at Stonehenge could well have represented the entry point into the ‘hereafter’.

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Layout of the inner circle of Stonehenge

Originally five sarsen trilithons stood at the center of the inner enclosure, erected in a horseshoe configuration. And while the horseshoe nowadays is a symbol of good luck, for our ancestors this shape represented ‘the door of life’. With all this symbolism combined, the concentric rings of Stonehenge perhaps represent the separate states of  life, death and eternity.

Among the ceremonies and rites that may have been performed here, I sense it most likely that the bodies of the deceased were brought into the center circle for ritual cremation, with the surrounding sarsen doorways symbolically as well as physically illustrating that persons soul exit from this life- through the gateway of death into the after life. The winds that gust across this plain would have assisted too in this process, helping to liberate the spirit from its body vessel, while the smoke and ash would appear to evaporate as it was carried upward- again representing the spirit free of the flesh.

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On the wings of dark angels

Some of the earliest archeological findings at Stonehenge revealed a ring of 56 pits circling the henge, just outside the center earthwork enclosure. These are known now as the Aubrey holes. They date back to the earliest phase of the monument, and are believed to have originally held wooden posts. Adult bodies of both males and females have been unearthed in many of the pits, alongside evidence of cremations. In fact more than 50,000 fragments of cremated human remains was discovered in just one of the Aubrey holes. These earliest burials found on site long predate the monument in its current form, and it was discovered too that after the sarsen stones were erected, these burials ceased close to the center ring and were instead moved outside to the periphery of the circle.

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The marker of one of the 56 pits- this one beneath the visitor path

This concludes then, that the Stonehenge monument is inseparably linked to death and burial, no matter of any other theories. It indisputably establishes the henge arena as an extensive prehistoric cemetery. I find it intriguing and synchronistic too, that the rooks, like their cousins the crow and raven, are said to fly between the dimensions of life and death. It’s not surprising then that these birds were attracted to this remote place, with its haunting sight of the ghostly looking monument.

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The haunting silhouette of Stonehenge

Like the shamans of past and present, rooks too are said to carry the power of prophetic insight, yet also symbolize the void, or core of creation through the coloration of their iridescent blue-black feathers. They are augurs, keepers of secrets and mysteries and since they feed on carrion these birds also became associated with death. Folklore also equates the crow family with bad omens, and dark witchcraft, whilst in many shamanic traditions the crow is viewed as the spirit animal for shapeshifters, and for those who use magic and master the power to manipulate the law of our physical universe.

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The black fingered wings of the rook

While the mystery of this sacred site slowly unravels, it seems viable to question how its feathered inhabitants can further shed light on the enigma that has become Stonehenge. According to author Neil Gaiman, rooks do have one mystery regarding its social organization. Like the crow it is not a solitary bird, as where there is one you will usually find many. A group of rooks is known as a ‘parliament’, due to their habit of forming large assemblies during which one bird will seem to “speak” or orate at length. Afterwards, the bird is either left alone, or shockingly torn to pieces. Gaiman claims that the lone bird is telling a story; the other birds’ reaction is their form of criticism.

Rooks then like the crow represent a gathering of people, coming together with a social purpose. The parliament of rooks at Stonehenge flock together and feed together, as I imagine our ancestors would have done to secure their survival, and to preserve valuable resources; for honoring the dead, and the Gods and Goddesses eternal.

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“The Slaughter Stone” at the NE Avenue entrance

Perhaps then, the rooks are mirroring the energy of these original gatherings akin to the ‘Pow Wow’, with a hierarchy of a tribal people that came here in procession, to enter this majestic arena, surrounded by a great rally and audience of peoples. Perhaps they gathered here to debate pressing cases or disputes, make important announcements, or recount their creation myths and stories. Stonehenge could well have been one of the first structures of a parliament; a primitive version serving a similar purpose as our present day government/court of law, with its panel of judges and authorities gathered to resolve issues that involve the greater collective.  I imagine the ancestors would have wanted to manage these affairs with their leaders, and most spiritual or magical members of the community present, but also under the watch of the ancient ones, including the spirits of the ancestors, and of place; plus the sky beings- the Gods and Goddesses. Among the great assembly of the living, all of these spirits would be called upon to act as all seeing witnesses in the matters of great social/tribal importance.

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The black rook and the higher perspective

Even with all our careful deliberations of possible activities conceived for the use of Stonehenge, it still to this day remains a stoic example of a mystery that continues to baffle. Each new excavation tells another story that becomes just another piece in the ever expanding puzzle that is Stonehenge. Yet in spite of where the finger of scientific evidence points, each of us have the capacity to intuit these places of power. In the case of Stonehenge and other circles we can let the stones speak for themselves, or communicate with the nature and animals that reside on the spot. All is relevant and all is valid whatever comes to mind and speaks to us.

Psychically intuiting the land requires as much of a practical mindset as it does an engagement of an extra sensory perception. Even though construed as a ‘woowoo’ pursuit, it does however heavily rely on the expansion of ones awareness, rendering the ‘psychic’ in a more lucid state of presence in this reality, rather than completely forsaking this dimension for another. It is after all the shamans teaching – the mastery of balancing ones footing on a path that breaches two separate realms.

Since the rook exhibits an innate ability for this, honing my focus on these birds definitely helped me intuit the ancient landscape of Stonehenge. Indeed, we may still look to all the many creatures that roam this planet, alongside the plants, trees and rocks, as our guides for the rediscovery of earth magic. In this case what I intuited in the presence of Stonehenge guarded by the rooks, expanded fourfold after I left the site. And the reveals continue to surface as I complete my writing of this thousands of miles away on a different continent.

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The rook- a creature of earth and sky

Yet still there’s this sense that perhaps we are never to be partisan to all life’s greatest mysteries. Simply because the construct in which we live is a purposeful design, with specific boundaries installed so as not to permit human consciousness an all knowing perspective. Some would say that these mysteries are only for the Creator God to see and know, and for us mortals to ponder throughout eternity. Divine Creator therein becomes our foremost and only true witness, while we continue to entertain this strange reality, and partake in this grandiose experiment called life!

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Stonehenge in the midday sun

Nevertheless scientists explore undeterred, challenging the superstitions and beliefs held by the peoples of the archaic world, as well as the spiritual dogma of all the religious establishments. Its carbon dating allows us a narrow window into the past, to shed light on a few tangible findings, on which the anthropologists fabricate a model of life for our earliest ancestors. For Britain’s ancestors,  this hallowed ground may have served the multi purpose of temple, cemetery, parliament, observatory, solar calendar, and healing ground. No matter of the conceptual origins of the Neolithic and Megalthic complex, there’s no shadow of a doubt that Stonehenge still upholds itself as a physical and spiritual center of power.

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The magical mystery of Stonehenge

I wish to conclude this article with the understanding that what was once so obviously sacred to our ancestors was inherited by all the generations that came thereafter. This same hallowed ground, so revered by the ancestors thousands of years ago, is now in our keeping. ‘We’- the huge expanded populace of the modern world, with our concrete skyscraper buildings, our high tech devices, efficient modes of transport, our agriculture, and our myriad of purchasable items; ‘we’ are currently care taking this inheritance…

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Stonehenge and the ‘Heel Stone’ viewed from southwest

Even though Stonehenge resides now under the protection of the English Heritage, a new scheme has been proposed to build a road beneath this ancient monument directing traffic straight through to the visitor center. These commuter plans are still under debate, fortunately with some authorities already negating such an intrusive endeavor. I hope and pray that this sacred site receives ongoing special consideration and conservation as it so well deserves, and that the power of the land is recognized and kept in tact below the surface, as well as what can be visually seen.

Stonehenge is a precious gift passed down to us from Britain’s ancient tribes, like a giant time capsule that still holds the key to unlocking the ancient mysteries. It is on this threshold and through this ancient portal that we may cross over into other dimensions, and where time travel may be granted to those who master an inner and outer alignment with earth – the Great Goddess and her earth magic, and the Great Creator God of the sky and heavens.

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Portal gateway

The rooks have mastered this art in their presence of being. They fly through the in between; in the spaces where past and present timelines merge, fusing all that has been energetically imprinted with the frequencies that flow beneath the surface of the earth. This entitles these black winged ones as the chosen gatekeepers of this sacred space. And through them continues the age old tradition of preserving the power and secrets of the great mystery; all enduring as the spirits of place, and the ancestors that reside in the monument of Stonehenge, and within the earth and space it occupies.

And if you ever find yourself here at Stonehenge, on this hallowed ground, consider yourself a fortuitous visitor to the land of the earth Goddess and the sky Gods, and that in some distant realm, glimpsed through the arrangement of stone, is a window into the magic and mystery of life itself; that as long as there is an Earth to stand on, will always prevail.

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The Rook on guard

 

Written at the end of January/February 2018 eclipse season

Astrology for February 20th, 2018 ~ Sun conjunct Mercury in Pisces

Venus in Pisces conjunct Neptune, square Mars in Sagittarius

Jupiter in Scorpio, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn

©Betsy Peerless 2018

Blue Moon Eclipse in Avalon: Focus ~ Truth ~ Perception


 

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Super Blue Moon Eclipse at St. Michael’s Chapel Tower

 

I have learned that when the inner voice calls it is important to not only respond, but to absolutely trust what is demanded of me. It was with this guidance I found myself back at Glastonbury to celebrate the Imbolc festival and the culmination of the Supermoon/eclipse from the lofty location of the Tor. My trust was amply rewarded with breath taking views, and as always some highly synchronistic encounters. Yet the most magical moments for me arose from intimately interacting with this sacred land; her powerful ley lines and the Goddess of ancient lore…

 

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Divine Mother altar at Chalice Wells garden

It is true for me that Spirit moves in mysterious ways. And even when I’m not entirely sure why, or what, or how, I simply motivate on an instinct, or that voice that speaks from the depth of me. I had no idea what to expect this time in Glastonbury, I just knew it was time to go. The last time I made the same trek from Dorset, was on the winter solstice of 2016, and those 2 days of ceremonies involved a powerful release.

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Goddess Temple, Glastonbury

I can’t say that I’ve ever been very enamoured with Glastonbury town, it is simply my love for the Tor and the natural springs that draws me back time and time again. And to be really specific it is the northeastern side that pulls me in. The sight of the Tor from this direction literally tugs at my heart strings.

To make this approach one walks the windy roads and trails through the green Somerset countryside; across the muddy fields grazed by sheep to arrive at the edge of the steep grassy foothill. Atop this giant tumulus stands the sentinel chapel tower of St. Michael. Silhouetted against a backdrop of the day or night; in clear or misty skies, it stands as a powerful and poetic symbol for the human desire to bridge heaven and earth.

The Avalon apple orchard which lies on the south eastern side strongly beckoned to me this time, and I sensed that I would make my Imbolc offering there as well as communicate with the Goddess and usher in my creative muse.

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Approaching the Tor

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Northern side of the Tor

The Tor is a rather alluring place, not only because of its serene beauty and extraordinary geography, but on account of the myths woven into this distinct landscape. It depends really what you wish to believe, in alliance with your wildest imaginings, as to what becomes your reality here- or anywhere for that matter! For the Tor is most famed as being the epicenter of the Arthurian legends; a holy place that was once shrouded in mist, surrounded by water and protected by the Lady of the Lake, who acted as guardian and Queen to the sacred isle of Avalon. With the gradual conversion of Celtic pagan Britain to Christianity, the ancient mysteries and rites were exchanged for the Christian dogma and the worship of one God. Eventually Avalon along with the Fae disappeared behind the veil, and it is said that only the chosen are allowed to enter back into her sacred realm.

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The distinct silhouette of The Tor

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St. Michael’s Chapel Tower ~ Jan. 30th

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View through the Western Archway

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Inside the Chapel Tower

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Taking in the views on my first day and adjusting to the ley energy

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Glastonbury viewed from the Tor

 

With the disturbance below from the busy roads encircling and bypassing Glastonbury; its 21st century sounds and light pollution, make it hard to entertain this as a reality. Yet there are moments when the current timeline slips away and somehow the undulating hills and fields, the flooded meadows, and the moonlight all conspire to thin the veil. Then the magic of Avalon truly comes to life, and there is this knowing that only something of mythical proportions could be accountable for such rare lucid transparency. For me personally this land is not only symbolic of the Goddess with her soft sensuous curves, but this is a place in which she has dwelt and been revered since ancient times. In truth I can say that the Goddess resides in every place and in all nature, yet in Avalon seated on her high throne she radiates the most powerful and healing emanation.

 

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Avalon

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The flooded fields that surround the Tor

 

No matter what one declares as ones truth, there is one thing that unites all that visit the Tor, and that is that sense of awe of the location; the 360 degree panorama, and for the more spiritual minded- the powerful spirits and sense of place. With the convergence of two springs, plus the Mary and Michael ley lines deep beneath the Tor, it creates a natural merger for the energy of the sacred masculine and divine feminine and supports their sacred union. And if this all sounds very far fetched, one need only observe the energy translating into form, as partners and bosom friends embrace on the top of the Tor. One cant help but notice the amount of love shared around the chapel tower. No matter of the cold, wind, rain, or fog there are always lovers to be found sheltering huddled together inside the stone walls, or out on the lawn over looking the panoramic view of Somerset.

 

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Friends’ embrace

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The view to the East and man in blue

Whenever I come to Glastonbury, in spite of the many people distractions I step into a ceremonial/ritual mode from the moment I arrive until the minute I leave, and even then the energy continues.  My ceremony on this visit became a melding of many parts; firstly I created an altar of crystals and other power objects from my medicine pouch, which I offered to the Moon and the Goddess on the window sill of my colorful Shakti room. It remained active for the duration of my stay. I’d brought with me some ribbons, that represented the angel colors I’ve been working and painting with for the past year. Those I tied on the old mother apple tree at the head of the Avalon orchard just after the eclipse.

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Altar for the Moon and the Goddess

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Ribbon offering Jan. 31st

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Old Mother Apple Tree

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Ribbons catching the wind

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View of the apple orchard below

For my eclipse moment I spent it in deep meditation with a man I met the last time I was visiting, at a cacao ceremony at the Shekinashram. Rather serendipitously we had bumped into each other the day before in the street, and he had asked if I would like to help him practice his healing studies of mediumship. I agreed to volunteer, and so here we were exactly at the time of the eclipse connecting in multiple dimensions; unable to visually see the eclipse from the UK, yet still able to tap into the powerful energy.  During the session I was enveloped in 3 colors – cobalt blue, a vivid aqua and gold. And for a brief but glorious moment I felt the presence of the Virgin Mary. This surprised me, as not being a mother myself I have never had such a strong connection with this icon and Goddess.

After the session we shared our insights. My friend felt that I needed to reel in my energy, of all that I had put out into the world and the loose strings, which sounded to me like a reclamation of my personal power. This reading fit well with the theme of the Blue Moon in the sign of Leo, since it is the cosmic lion who helps us to own the power of our creativity, individuality and sovereignty, and to feel proud of our legacy. He explained too that the guides would continue to work with me to find clarity over any current life challenges and dilemmas.

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Gold and royal blue light inside the Tor after the eclipse

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The Tor just before sundown January 31st

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The passage of my descent

On the night of the Blue Moon I first saw it rise through the window of the pub where I was eating my diner. I rushed to finish and headed by foot straight back to the Tor, as my original goal was to view the spectacle from the chapel tower. Since the moon rose in ENE I realized I’d have to break my rule and walk up the steep and lengthy pilgrims path in the west, in order to get my best view and shots. The long walk up the steps in the dark, battling the cold and the winds was challenging, but I was duly rewarded with a spectacular site of the giant moon ascending, like myself towards the top of the Tor.

I sheltered inside the chapels stone walls marveling at the view for as long as I could bear the wind chill, before descending via the apple orchard. I moon bathed here for a while just allowing the soft luminosity to absorb into my whole being. I felt so grateful to have been gifted a clear night for the perfect viewing conditions of this epic Superbluemoon.

As I made my exit out of the orchard  I glimpsed something silvery dart along the grass. Unbeknown to me I had been accompanied by a rabbit under the moon light during my prayers and contemplation. This filled me with happiness as I have a great affinity with rabbit.

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The Supermoon rising behind the Tor on Jan.31st

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The Supermoon from the Tor

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Supermoon at the offering site

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Supermoon rising above the Avalon Orchard

The day after the Blue Moon I felt called to visit the ancient city of Wells, and in particular the Cathedral. The minute I stepped off the bus and alighted the narrow streets I felt an immediate fluidity and calmness enter my energetic field, as if I had been delivered to the very source of the divine feminine. The water from the natural springs here flows down channels in the road, on both the sides of the High street, and so my watery Cancerian nature felt instantly at home in this place. Wells has a series of springs known as St Andrews Risings which surface in the floor of an ornamental lake in the grounds of the Bishops Palace. Water flowing from these ancient wells has shaped the landscape, the buildings and the many gardens of this remarkable and graceful site.
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The walls and moat that surrounds the Gatehouse and Bishops Palace

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Bishops Palace, Wells

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View of Wells Cathedral and the giant 200 year old American Walnut Tree on Bishops Palace grounds

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Snowdrops encircling the Yew tree in the church yard in the Cloisters of Wells Cathedral

The 12th century Wells Cathedral exceeded all my most fanciful expectations. It was absolutely stunning and the architecture as fluid and feminine as the energy in which it was erected. My healer friend had advised me to stand beneath the great clock and the resurrected statue of Christ, as this was a lesser known vortex spot. Having lived in Sedona AZ, and a long term resident of Montauk NY, I am familiar with heightened energy spots and the affects this has on the physical body and auric field. As I stood directly beneath the magnificent clock and the Christ, I felt the energy beneath my feet softly pulsing. I imagine a dowser would recognize a natural convergence and a divergence of water ways running beneath, as it generated a perfect balance and harmonization of the masculine and feminine energies. 
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The working Medieval Clock that tells the time and the moon phases; the Christ resurrection statue and the vortex spot

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The sensuous Scissor Arches

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The Quire and beautiful medieval stain glass windows

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The 8 pointed star/flower of the Quire ceiling and the medieval “Jesse Window”

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Detail of “Jesse Window” ~ the heavenly host of angels

 

After my time spent in the cathedral I happened upon Vicars close, which claims to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings intact in all of Europe. I was instantly transported back in time to old medieval England. My arrival here was timely as the vicars and school boys dressed in their old fashioned garb were making haste up and down the close. The archways at both ends act like portals to a bygone era, and I could discern the many timelines all converging on this stone street within the perimeter of the old buildings.

 

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Vicar’s Close, Wells, Somerset

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Medieval street and buildings of Wells

 

My visit to Wells was brief and I felt sad to be leaving so soon, yet I felt called again to return to the Tor to see the Supermoon rise once more.

On the way back to the bus stop I came across a small crystal shop and entered as I wished to make a special purchase. I really felt compelled to take an energetic piece of Wells back with me. My eyes were drawn to a tiny piece of blue goldstone fashioned into an ‘S’ shape pendant. It was cold to the touch, dark and sparkly and it reminded me of the starry midnight sky, while the pendant shape was soft and feminine as the energy here in this locale. This was the perfect piece to symbolize my journey to these sacred grounds, and my anticipation of watching the bright Supermoon rise in the dark starlit sky.

It was later that I discovered that blue goldstone is a master healer and one of the best to work with for empaths dealing with hypersensitivity. It can act as a guide to seeing the light at the end of the darkness, and to understand that everything is the source of energy and vibration. It also encourages acceptance of who we are, through expressing authenticity which means no longer denying our truth. Again this fit so well with the Leo energy of the eclipse, and I know it will assist in the recall of my 2018 Blue Moon experience when need be.

Back in Glastonbury just before sundown, I faithfully returned to my old passage through the fields and up the back of the Tor. I passed through a meadow of sheep, to sit in the orchard while awaiting the moon rise. It took much longer than expected as a cloud bank clung to an invisible line just above the horizon. I passed the time in prayer and channeling the spirits of place, as it’s at dusk that the veil grows thinner for me. I felt myself connect with the Goddess of Avalon, and as my writing muse struck again I wrote a poem in her honor.

 

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Returning to the Tor at dusk on Feb 1st

After darkness had enveloped the green land I left my quiet spot to venture back up the Tor. With the winds gusting as much as the previous night I arrived rather breathless at the top. From what I could make out in the dark I was here at night alone at the chapel tower. It was rather an eerie feeling, and so I sheltered outside, with my back resting against the eastern side of the tower facing in the direction of the moon rise. All of a sudden a figure stepped out of the archway and a mans voice exclaimed “Do you know exactly when the moon will rise?” I almost jumped out of my skin, not only because of the surprise factor, but because this man’s silhouette reminded me of someone I’d never expected to see again! Strangely enough, as it turned out he was working in Brighton, (my childhood stomping ground) and close to the current residence of that certain someone! He had come to Glastonbury like myself, especially to see the Supermoon from the Tor. What are the odds I wonder that the only two persons randomly positioned together on top the Tor that evening both had connections to the same city?

We kept each other company in the frigid cold, learning snippets of each others lives while discerning the star constellations of Orion’s Belt, Pleiades and the Big Dipper. But no sooner did we see the glowing orb emerge from the cloud suspension, we both recognized it had been worth the long wait. The Supermoon glowed bright in the dark sky, circled by a halo of rose gold and as we shared this wondrous sight we marveled at the extraordinary beauty of the world in which we live.

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The moon rising viewed from the Tor on Feb 1st

After we departed ways I couldn’t help reflect on how strange of an encounter it had been, which left me with many questions…like why were we the only two people that night, in all of Glastonbury awaiting the moon rise from the Tor? Lately I have felt more glitches than normal in the energetic matrix, of what is deemed our reality or current timeline. These glitches keep bringing up energy signatures that have already been laid to rest. And on top of this phenomena, time and space seem to alter in fractional ways. As small as these changes may seem, they are nevertheless confounding, especially when physical things literally disappear out of the present timeline! This disappearance and reappearance factor can be rather perplexing and frustrating.

A friend of mine in Dorset has an explanation for all this, and refers to this phenomena as ‘The Mandela Effect,” which theorizes the existence of parallel universes. It relies on the belief that some differences between one’s memories and the real world are caused by changes to past events in the timeline, through accidental travel between alternate universes. Whatever this is, I attempt to flow with it even when it has a jarring effect. Perhaps you understand what I’m talking about, or may be not; either way I feel it is important to mention. The way I experience this feels as if time and space are rearranging themselves, and my alertness and focus is constantly being tested.

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The Tor on the morning of Feb 2nd

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Horned Sheep

On my last day I made my rounds. Once more I returned to the orchard and adorned the great mother apple tree with Rugosa rose petals I ‘d collected last spring in Montauk, and a sprig of mistletoe that I sourced from her sister apple trees. Hugging this tree each day I have to confess this being felt rather crotchety and lacking in luster from her former glory days. Still taking into consideration the giant hole through her core, and that she was still supporting the weight of her boughs, I could truly empathize! Like many of the living, she too has a hole in her heart, and whether you’re rooted to the spot, or walking around, that hurt is not only hard to ignore but takes much time to heal- if indeed it ever does. Her cavernous core was open and exposed to the world, and so in spite of her grumpiness I could see and understand the healing she was offering for my own heart.

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Rose petal and mistletoe offering

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Old Mother apple tree and her orchard

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View of the Tor from the orchard

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Ascending the Tor from the east

The time finally came to climb the steps for the last time, and this amounted to the sixth ascent and descent in past 4 days and 3 nights. I spent about an hour in the chapel tower where I played with the camera and basked in the sunlight. For the past year I have experimented in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways with natural light, not only with my camera but also with my physical body. Sunlight has tremendous healing power, even when it assimilates through an unconscious filtration process. However if one makes it into a conscious act of receiving; through the pores, the retinas and the auric field, then it truly goes to work in balancing, healing, nourishing and supporting the structural body in such a deep and profound way.

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Self portrait with the light

 

It was after taking a few self portraits that I suddenly witnessed an immaculate light cascading through the south facing window. The camera lens revealed a beautiful angelic presence that appeared as the mid day light poured through the narrow arch window. The vision was only there for a minute or so, and in that moment I felt tremendous support for my being and my creative purpose. I realized afterwards that this vision was very similar to the last of my angel paintings, and so this too was very affirming. The voice deep within said, “you must write and paint as much as possible.”

 

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Immaculate Light

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Angelic presence in the southern window

As I made my last descent from the Tor, I’ll admit even though I felt ready to make my exit it tugged at my heart strings to have to leave this sacred spot behind. I know I will be back again some day, but for now I felt exhilarated and grateful for the past 4 days of absorbing all the wonderful energy of the Michael and Mary ley lines and glimpsing sacred Avalon emerging from behind the veil.

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The descent on Pilgrims path

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The steps of the Pilgrims path leading up to the Tor

After bidding farewell to the Tor, I visited the Chalice Well located beneath the foothill in the enclosure of a beautiful landscaped gardens. Here I tied light blue and black ribbons above the holy well adorned with white snowdrops and hyacinth. The Goddess altars nestled in the stone walls were decorated too in celebration of Imbolc and Brigids Day with spring flowers, pussy willow, and the evergreens; laurel, ivy, and holly. I spent time too at the waterfall diligently cleansing all my crystals, letting the water from the holy red spring pour over them.

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Ribbon offering at the Chalice Well

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Holy Chalice Well

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Crystal cleansing in the red spring

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The red spring pool in the Chalice Well Gardens

As I walked around the gardens I was struck by the tranquility of this small enclosed space. Inside the walls one feels so sheltered, and completely removed from the traffic of the main road and town center outside. The sound of the water gently cascading through the garden induced a deeply relaxed state, while the vision of the chapel tower in the distance beckoned me enter back into the sacred realm of Avalon. I felt my energetic fibers stretch and open to receive all the wonderful healing this place was offering.

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The Chalice Well waterfall

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The Tor viewed from Chalice Well Gardens

I witnessed too all the new Spring blooms raising their colorful heads just like myself, to bathe in the glorious sunshine. I spotted snowdrops, crocuses, anemones and a virburnum bush brimming with small round clusters of pink flowers that conveyed such a sweet heavenly aroma. I was joined too by two mischievous squirrels beside the well, and then gifted with a sweet encounter from a very inquisitive blackbird! We stayed in each others company for a few minutes, just eying one another until he deemed it time for us to part ways.

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Purple Crocus

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White Anemone

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Sweet scented pink Virburnum

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Squirrels

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Blackbird

For the entirety of my stay I drank from the waters of the calcium rich white spring, and took just one dose of the iron rich waters of the red spring. I’d only made one visit to the White Spring Temple upon my arrival, where I held space for those who were conducting their own rituals. The atmosphere inside the cavernous space was still as I had remembered it; dark, wet and heavy like a pregnant womb. Water gushed from the brick pools spilling out onto the floor. The sound of water falling was magnified as it resounded inside the vacuous space. In corners and alcoves were still the candle lit altars dedicated to the Goddess as well as the Beltane rites. Outside the temple gateway there’s a small carved spiral that fills with water from the spring. I offered more rose petals here too as we parted our ways.

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White Spring Goddess Temple

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Rose petal offering

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Chalice Well Spring

Since my arrival in Glastonbury I had felt rather dizzy and off balance, plus I had a constant headache, and was unable to sleep for 3 nights. Not that I am unaccustomed to insomnia, but even in my dire moments of exhaustion I could feel myself filling up with an energy, that although felt rather disruptive, had a high charged resonance. Not so surprising really when you lay your head every night over a powerful ley line, while having been accommodated in the vivid Shakti room! I could literally feel my cells hum and rearrange themselves. It’s not something I can bare for any great length of time, nevertheless I knew this was necessary, and that somehow I would be better integrated body, soul and spirit after I made my exit. Personally I find the energy in Glastonbury town very confrontational, and rather directionless. If you can imagine a nucleus of energy that has exploded – well then this describes my energetic experience of being in the town area.

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Shakti room

Each morning over breakfast I had picked cards from an oracle deck and received- Focus, Truth and Perception. I was hoping for more mystical ones like the Lady of the Lake, or the High Priestess! Still I had to admit that in accordance with the astrology of this Blue Moon eclipse these were powerful reminders of the energy at hand. This I felt was an important message; as Truth absolutely does demand our focus. Plus it takes great discernment to recognize absolute truth; and when and if that moment arrives, it does absolutely hold the power to change our perception. I wondered what it was that truly needed heeding for me at this time, but considering all of life’s complexities I couldn’t define just the one thing. Perhaps too a shift in focus was in order to facilitate the change and transformation that would hold me in better stead as I reemerge out of my long transitionary state. I decided to let myself be guided further as to where I needed to hone, or shift my focus.

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Oracle cards

During my passage through Avalon I received gifts from friends near and afar. Other than the wonderful gift of a medium session, a friend from Kansas was in touch to tell me she had a dream in which I was a mermaid, which made it impossible for me to walk on land! She left me with the quandary – ‘legs for land, tail for ocean?’ Another friend from Florida sent me a photo that carried a very similar energy signature to the immaculate light I’d witnessed in the Tor, that she had photographed that same day. And on my bus ride back to Dorset another friend from Swanage texted a message written specifically to me in ‘light language’. So there really is still just so much to contemplate and assimilate, alongside all the friends on social media that were following and adding their energy to my journey.

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Sunset in Glastonbury on my departure

Reflecting on my journey I cant say I truly know what the principle message I am to impart in this recount. And nor can I claim this to be one of my best writings! I just know I was guided to write and let my story, along with the photos, provide healing for those who undertake the reading of it. Perhaps it’s about the simple reminder to consciously shift the focus from the profane to the sacred; how to walk with grace and balance between these two worlds, and live centered in the heart’s expression of absolute personal truth. I have termed this state of being ‘heartcentric.’ And as wholesome as this sounds it isn’t always as easy to maintain, since in this age of technology and media domination, mass deception is so easy to perpetrate.

The distortion of truth has accumulated now to critical mass, alongside all the mind conditioning. So it is no wonder then that all the corruption and lies can no longer remain hidden- out of sight and mind. We have entered an era whereby what is false will be judged in the light, and the corruption exposed for that which it is, because false truths have never supported our souls’ evolution, nor the progression of humanity.

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The Tor and the gateway between two worlds

Still the truth may continue to elude us, like the mythical isle of Avalon and her feminine mysteries- hidden still behind the veil. Yet it is up to every individual to do the necessary soul searching, and whether one happens upon the truth, or goes seeking it out, this awakening is always timely and of great consequence. Because even on the flip side of such a discovery; when a long standing belief is all but shattered, then the unraveling of such great deception is agonizing enough to rip us apart. And by enduring the ‘little death’ of our awakening, we will find ourselves back on the path, heading in the direction of our personal empowerment.

The truth they say will set us free. Truth no matter how we feel about it acts as a catalyst for our best soul alignment. It generates a benevolent force, which is not the same force used by those who seek control over others; but a force for individuals who ‘own it’ to support and uphold their authenticity.

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“Crystal clear,” at the Avalon Orchard

As I sit here now and write this, having left Avalon a few days back, my body, heart and spirit are still buzzing with its high frequency, while the image of the Tor remains energetically scorched into my retinas. I continue my truth seeking as the visions and downloads just keep on coming. I feel tremendously inspired and much more positive than when I first set out on my journey. And in the one fleeting moment I did manage to fall asleep, I dreamed that my physical body was stronger than it has ever been before. And so after this past year of feeling much weakened in body and spirit, I awoke the last morning in Avalon believing that I was super strong! And that thought has not left me; still feels to be my truth, and therein generates the power to absolutely change how I currently perceive myself. Those three oracle cards I sense have set the wheels in motion and they will continue their rotations…

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The Sacred Yew trees at Chalice Well gardens

Another theme that quickened during my time in Somerset, was the meeting of many ‘homeless’ people. Besides the harrowing fact that there are millions and millions of refugees all over the world, displaced and fleeing war torn countries for their survival, while other natives have no other choice but to live on the street; there are currently I am finding more people than ever who’ve chosen to live a ‘homeless’ state of existence.

Recently every person I’ve encountered is technically ‘homeless’. These people are living in campers, in their cars, temporarily back with their parents, and one who even chose to sleep the night up on the freezing Tor! Others are moving from one spot to the next, and some like myself have a few power spots in which they divide their time. Looking at the broader picture and in response to the constant inflation of property and land, it is a sobering thought to contemplate that potentially billions of individuals among the world’s growing population will never manage to afford to buy their own home.

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Between the sacred and the profane

My sense is that our notion of ‘home’ is fast changing, along with so many other life structures. Home they say is where the heart is; not just the confines of a shelter or place. So it would seem then that many of us are following the calling of the heart, to uproot in order to find our best alignment with people and place, or simply by oneself. There is a strong desire now more than ever to find our tribe, to break the old rules, and live where we please rather than be dictated by a job, our financial situation or what’s socially acceptable. And many of whom have chosen this uprooting are no ‘spring chickens’ – they are transitioning like myself into their elder years, or they’re old souls living in younger bodies. I wonder if this act of non attachment is serving our higher good? Is it in fact preparing us for the physical and spiritual challenges ahead that may alter our very existence on this planet?

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The Chalice of Avalon

My sense of home as well as my commitment to just residing in one spot has been an ongoing dilemma for the longest time, as I’ve felt split between my love of Dorset and the far eastern tip of Long Island NY. In Dorset I have my brother and the shelter and nurture of a quaint English seaside town, while back in Long Island I have my work; two businesses, plus a deep connection with the land and a few very dear friends.

It wasn’t until I alighted the bus in Swanage, after a long and tiring journey back from Glastonbury that I heard that inner voice rejoice at my first breath of salty sea air. It spoke loud and with great certainty – “You are home,” it said…

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My farewell to the Tor

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Avalon ~ forever in my heart and soul

 

Written during January/February 2018 Eclipse season

January 31st ~ Supermoon/Blue Moon eclipse in Leo 13.26 UTC

Sun conjunct Venus in Aquarius opposing the Moon, conjunct North Node,

Moon in Leo inconjunct Neptune in Pisces

BP

 

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In honor of the Goddesses who preside over Avalon

 

 

Samhain

I follow the narrow path, winding through the shad to the bluffs. I run. I walk. I stop… perched at cliffs edge. The exquisite beauty of my surroundings is panoramic to all my senses. It stuns me, and I daren’t move. I don’t want this moment to slip away, for I thrive on such reverie.

The chill of wind wraps tightly around my body, filling my lungs with a sharp vitality. I’m stirred wide awake, sensing the magic rousing in every molecule born to this dimension. The sun risen above the ocean compels me forward to the shoreline, to the sacred border between earth, water and sky; momentarily fused together in the pastel hues of dawn.

On the beach, light beams sparkle on waters edge, trickling rose gold in tidal pools that fast absorb and disappear, as if they never did exist. My limbs pick up the pace spurred forward by the brilliance in the east, and the warmth of first light coloring my cheek. The ocean still fervent from yesterdays storm, undulates and spews up foam. The spattering of froth hovers on the wind, before receding back to the crest of waves.

I walk stealthily towards a flock of gulls poised at the rim, in that mystical space in between; where two worlds meet…their gaze eerily steady- trance like and mesmerized to a spot beyond the horizon. I don’t wish to disturb them, but they are quick to scatter. The birds take to the wing, and as my feet press into wet sand, my prints too are quick to disappear. I leave no tracks.

The gulls reel around me, but make no sound; only the ocean loud and ominous. It is all at once harrowing and bewitching. I imagine this resonance orchestrated into the cacophony of the cosmos, permeated with song and symphony of elementals, the powers and the principals. Seagulls swoop overhead now, and their wings carry them towards the light. From moment to moment their black silhouettes burnish the heavens and then vanish, suddenly reappearing in a blinding flash, in another dimension of sky.

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And as I stare out to sea, the lights refraction besides the glowing disc, grows tall, morphing in and out of form. And that is when I see her, the Great Goddess robed in a translucent gown of crimson and magenta. Her emanation angelic, and supernatural in her luminosity and coloring.

Her presence piques on this hallowed morn. I see Aphrodite rising from the sea foam, and Venus’s essence imbued in the rose petal fallen to the ground. Her love juice preserved in the succulent rose hip, solitary and scarlet on a thorny bush. She is omnipotent in every vision that presents itself.

The shore ends where rock meets ocean, and there’s no further I can go, unless I risk all and cross over. I contemplate all the times I’ve wanted to leave this world behind, and yet here I am- still here. And as witness to such incredible beauty, my roots penetrate a little deeper, growing ever distant from the surface. What supreme powers hold me in place I wonder, and where exactly am I being lead? Perhaps I am both here and not here, because I see clearly in an instance and then I’m blind in the next…

The Goddess who brought the dawn fades as I turn my back. Her warmth pales as the sun rises into his radiant glory. A new day is upon us and it is the Celtic festival of the dead. Yet I’ve not felt this vibrant in a long while. And as the death cloak worn by every tree and shrub shades in my world, I feel the impulse to stay with the living, and so I quicken back from whence I came.

Watchful eyes follow my passage. The soft thud of hooves alert me to the presence of the gentle, inquisitive deer. I catch a glimpse of pricked ears, shiny black eyes, and then the flash of a white tail. And just like that, they too are gone from sight, disappearing into thicket and shad.

 

October 31st ~ the Celtic New Year, and holy day of Samhain

November 2nd ~ Saturn in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces

November 4th ~ Full Moon in Taurus

August 21st Eclipse Offering

Ceremony and healing for a timeline of war, and unprecedented national division…

 

When I first learned of “The Great American Eclipse” I knew immediately that I was to travel to see the totality. In the year leading up to the event I studied eclipses in depth and wrote articles on the subject from an astrological perspective. There were so many interesting places on the umbras path, yet only one place beckoned and that was the historic city of Charleston, right at the end of the umbra’s passage across the entire country.

From Oregon on the Northwest Pacific coast to South Carolina on the eastern Atlantic seaboard, the darkest part of the Moon’s shadow was to pass through 14 states altogether. Even though Charleston wasn’t to receive the full 2 minutes and 40 seconds of totality, like its Southern Illinois epicenter, I still knew that this was to be my destination. It wasn’t until I began some extensive research for an article on “The Intuitive Matrix” that I finally understood why it was so important for me to go to Charleston, not just as an astrologer but also as a healer. It was I discovered, Fort Sumter that would have me return to the low country for the first time in 9 years.

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Traveling from Charlotte NC to Charleston SC

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Live Music at the Night Market, downtown Charleston

Present day Charleston is a lively eclectic city brimming with southern charm and hospitality; live music and talented artisans. It’s been described as “America’s most friendly city” and it’s historic architecture, reputable dining, its mannerly people and mild winters make this a highly popular travel destination. With such cultural vibrancy and natural beauty Charleston has always been my favorite city in USA.

Yet for all its allure, lets not forget that this township was built on and sustained by slave labor for nearly two centuries. Charles Town as it was originally called, was a major port of entry for both free and coerced settlers in British North America back in 1700- 1800’s. Profiteering from the slave trade helped provide the economic foundation for the plantation regime which brought considerable wealth to Carolina’s colony. Slave labor fueled this regions indigo, cotton and rice industries, whose riches built white dynasties and some of the city’s elegant architectural gems.

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Ferry ticket

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View of Fort Sumter from the ferry

Additional to this regions iniquitous past, and at the core of this calling to visit Charleston was an old timeline that was about to be energetically activated by the August 21st solar eclipse. I learned that back on April 12th, 1861 at 4.30 am the Confederate artillery’s opened fire on the Union garrison at Fort Sumter and continued their onslaught for 34 hours. Incredibly no one was killed in this attack but this marked the beginning of the American Civil War. It still carries the greatest death toll of any war in American history, lasting 4 long years.

Everyone born in the Deep South fought for the Confederacy and everyone born in the North fought for the Union, but the border states were divided. It is estimated that 650,000 to 850,000 men died as a result, and of these soldiers 56,000 perished in prison camps from starvation and disease.  That’s more Americans soldier deaths than in both World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam combined. This amounted to 2 percent of the population at the time, which would be the equivalent to about 6 million Americans dying today. Besides this count, the enduring question among historians has been how to calculate the number of civilian deaths, since no one could tell how many of the battlefield dead belonged to each side. Although no white women were known to have been killed during the war it is thought that 400 women secretly served in the war by pretending to be men, while African-Americans making up less than 1 percent of the North’s population, amounted to 10 percent of the Union Army.

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Battery of Canons

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Canon hole in the brick fortifications

After the initial attack the fort was cut off from its supply line and surrendered the next day. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take Fort Sumter back. The Second Battle of Fort Sumter (September 8, 1863) was a failed attempt by the Union to retake the fort, and so it remained in Confederate hands until it was evacuated as General Sherman marched through South Carolina in February 1865.

The Confederates had strategically positioned their military defense on a man made island. Seventy thousand tons of imported granite was used to construct a sand bar in the entrance to Charleston Harbor. The fort originally a five-sided brick structure, stood tall at 50 feet over the low tide mark. During the mid-1840s, a work force of 500 African slaves under the supervision of engineers began laying 7,000,000 bricks for the 5-foot-thick outer walls. It was designed to house 650 men and 135 guns in three tiers of gun emplacements. At the onset of the war, Fort Sumter was barely complete, but by the wars end it was in ruins. The U.S. Army worked to restore it as a useful military installation partially rebuilding the damaged walls and re-leveling to a lower height, while the third tier of gun emplacements was removed. Now in present day Fort Sumter is a National Monument only accessible by passenger ferry or boat.

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Charleston Harbor

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National Monument

What began as a single battle not only went on to generate an outstanding death toll but also wrecked America’s economy. It’s estimated that the Civil War cost $6.19 billion, that’s $146 billion in today’s dollars. The South was the primary battlefield and suffered greatly with $10 billion in property damage and two-fifths of its livestock destroyed.

I’ll admit that learning about the history of any war has never fascinated me, and I can’t say that I ever enjoyed going to military memorials, yet still I was called to come here to work on this timeline for the commencement of the Civil War. Back in the Spring prior to this visit, my travels took me to other U.S cities and I found myself standing at the foot of memorials without any prior planning- most notably the 9/11 site in NYC, and the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District in Indianapolis. As these synchronicites started to line up I knew that I was being lead from beyond this realm, yet it only truly made sense once I read about Fort Sumter.

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The interior

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Flag Ceremony

A dear friend joined me on this adventure to Charleston to celebrate my recent birthday, as well as of course to view the total eclipse. After my flight was cancelled, then delayed the following day we were finally reunited in Charlotte NC, after 3 years of separation. It felt a momentous occasion for all these reasons, and after overcoming so many obstacles in our travel plans we eventually arrived together Saturday night, weary but excited on James Island.

Since she too is skilled in shamanic teachings I knew she’d understand why it was so important for me to heed this calling to go to Fort Sumter. The tour only allows 1 hour on the island unsupervised, and so the following day we endured the infernal heat and a packed ferry ride to arrive at the National Monument 4.45pm. Even though it’s a tiny island, I still felt rather disoriented as we explored the fort. Part of me didn’t want to be on this site, as I was nervous to experience this energetic timeline that had lead to so much national conflict and death. My vision kept being pulled towards the rhythmic patterning of waves breaking on the sandbar, while my overheated body welcomed the invigorating sea breeze. It was the elements of both water and air that compelled me to exit the dark enclosure and greet the lustrous shore.

With so many other tourists swarming the small area it was difficult to carve out private space to perform sacred ceremony, as I am used to working alone and with just the elements and the spirits of place witnessing my efforts. But I had prepped for this moment for so long, and even though I had tried to anticipate how I was to go about this, I hoped that just my presence and intention would act to trigger a reset of sorts, and so I let go of all my preconceptions, trusting in whatever was to transpire here on this day.

Prior to leaving my home I’d spent many months energetically powering up for this eclipse. I visited Turtle Cove twice a week for prayer, meditation and to cleanse in the waters of the cove. The last 2 ceremonies I conducted in Montauk were at two power spots I have worked with regularly for many years. The first was an unbinding ceremony that was to help me personally work through my own inner shift that was to come from being positioned beneath the umbra of the moon; witnessing the black Sun and receiving a transit to my natal Venus. Whilst the second ceremony was intended to align my body and energy system with the giant crystal transmitter of Council Rock in order to hold space and generate protection as I went about a healing for the timeline of war at Fort Sumter.

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Unbinding Ceremony, Montauk NY

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Powering up with Council Rock, Montauk NY

And so 21 hours before the umbra swept right over Fort Sumter, plunging it into shadowy darkness in the mid afternoon, I initiated sacred ceremony at the edge of the island, whilst my fellow visitors participated in the Fort’s daily Flag Ceremony. As all eyes turned to watch the lowering of “the star spangled banner”, I faced the ocean opening with a sage smudge and a blessing for the land and its native ancestors. I chose a powerful selection of crystal helpers from my medicine pouch, but didn’t feel to unveil them in this public space, or on this old battleground. And so I kept them covered and asked for their help to facilitate in allowing the earth to receive the powerful energetic of the eclipse to aid in transforming this timeline of terrible internal conflict and strife in this country.

Many astrologers like myself wrote about the August 21st eclipse path of totality that literally divided the nation in half, and how in current time, America is experiencing such division yet again as a nation. With the USA too poised for it’s Pluto return in 2022 there is no doubt that the land, its leadership and people are due for a karmic reset on a grand scale. Entering into such a powerful and long transit implies that much of the old archaic structuring of our society including the government, judicial law, class system, economy, and industry, are coming full circle, and so we can expect great transformation and reformation ahead long after this eclipse dissipates.

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The sandbar shoreline

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Sage Smudge

As the ceremony was winding down my friend came to fetch me so as not to miss the last ferry ride back to Charleston. I really didn’t feel ready to leave, and I wish I’d had more time there with the elements and to work in a deeper capacity in this spot. Still having visited and connected with the land would enable me to work in a remote capacity going forward. And so rather reluctantly I worked towards closing the ceremony promptly so as not to leave us stranded! With blessings I released a handful of rose petals in memory of all the blood that was shed, and in remembrance of the hundreds of thousands who lost their lives during the course of the American Civil War. These petals I’d foraged and harvested late Spring from the Rugosa rose that grows wild around the shorelines of my hometown, and this plant too has tremendous healing capacity.

I was surprised to experience such a strong feminine energy here on this military establishment, yet it made sense considering its island location. The ocean I suspect is mostly responsible for having cleansed and washed away so much of the conflict originally inflicted here. My friend concurred that she too felt the energy of the Goddess awakened even in the framework of the brick structure. Since my return I’ve contemplated the pentagonal shape of the walls, which in sacred geometry relates to the pentagram (the 5 pointed star) symbolizing the planet and Goddess Venus of love and beauty. It would seem then that the military engineers of past constructed their fort with an ancient design that was evocative of the Goddess, and whether they were aware of the feminine symbolism or not, it does feel to have endowed the island with the mystery and endurance of the feminine.

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Medicine Pouch

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Rose Remembrance – photo credit Radka Sumberova

The very next day after visiting Fort Sumter, we were among the fortunate to observe the total eclipse from historic McClellanville SC, located directly beneath the center line of the the umbra’s path. Just one minute before totality the clouds parted to the accompaniment of thunder and lightning revealing a sudden blinding explosion of light as the sun’s sphere turned black in the deep blue of space. The total solar eclipse was a truly awesome site to behold, and I know that many who watched it like myself were reduced to tears in that moment, and that we felt our solidarity as human beings existing side by side on this Earth.

I hope that all those fellow Americans who witnessed the black Sun above the colored horizon, and felt the cool shade of the umbra will carry the light forward for all others who were not positioned in the line of totality. America now more than ever needs to confront her shadow. This great war was not the only human atrocity. The mass genocide of America’s indigenous people, along with the slave trading of African immigrants generated degradation and segregation for these minorities, with racial tension and prejudice still fervent today. Let’s make a point here too of remembering all the soldiers and lives lost in the highly controversial Vietnam War, and all those still deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq under the guise of the never ending war against terrorism.

I continue to hope and pray that the energy of this recent eclipse has the power to transform all hate and division past, present and potential. Sadly I have not been feeling very confident this last year about the prospects of this country, and feel that warring on home soil is not a far stretch of the imagination, especially at the rate things are politically escalating, and as natural disasters become more devastating. My intuition along with my astrological interpretations senses that the upcoming three years are critical for US, its leadership and the people of America. Leading up to the 2022 culmination point of her Pluto return, America must take responsibility as the world’s leading democracy for all actions and deeds, past and present. How this nation uses its power is to be thoroughly examined and our country’s role in the world transformed. Any misuse of our might at this crux time, at any level will surely backfire and leave this nation with dire consequences.

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Solar eclipse at McClellanville SC

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Eclipse sunset at McClellanville creek

There was nothing more sobering and ominous then knowing all of this and signing off to become an American citizen back on May 3rd of this year. I felt uneasy for months, and barely slept for nights before, but in the end I went forward with this pivotal adjustment in my residency status. I endured the long bureaucratic procedure in the high court of law among hundreds of other immigrants, to be rewarded finally after 20 years living upon this land- the freedom to stay, or leave for that matter, for as long as I care without any lawful restrictions imposed upon me.

The price for this liberty however comes at a very high cost, with an oath of allegiance that bid me swear that I will take arms for this country if ever called upon. Having always been a pacifist this felt terribly wrong. Yet there was no way around this clause if I wanted to become a citizen of a country that I have long called my home. Not being a staunch religious person didn’t give me the right either to claim exemption from this ruling; while being that I am deeply spiritual should count for something, yet still not so in the eyes of the law. I can assure you that this matter is not taken lightly either by immigration, or the Federal judiciary, as every applicant must swear by this clause 4 times throughout the process of becoming a US citizen.

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It is a chilling fact to contemplate that the US and its military have at its disposal literally millions of immigrants who have all sworn to this oath, recorded in courts of law on multiple cameras for all of posterity. Perhaps you think this trite or fantastical, yet if need be America can select all her naturalized immigrants to fight for, or against those who were born in this country. And if during the Civil War an estimated 500,000 foreign-born soldiers served in the Union Army alone, then this as you can see is no far stretch of the imagination either. As for me I have found some semblance of peace in tackling my lack of ease since becoming a US citizen, understanding deep down that I may be forced to bear arms and abide by my oath, but I still can’t be forced to use any weapon against another.

All of this is why I believe I had to go to Fort Sumter. As once illegal immigrant now lawful citizen of what feels to be an ailing democracy; to face both the atrocities of the past and the knowing of a formidable future that fast looms ahead. I remain determined not to allow fear to cloud my vision, or to lose focus in the challenges that may arise ahead, as my intention is to keep up my endeavors of working on the earth in a sacred healing capacity.

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A window of light- photo credit Radka Sumberova

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Prayers

Whilst observing the ocean in conjunction with listening to winds at the mouth of Charleston harbor, and from the bluffs of my hometown perched precariously on the eastern tip of Long island, I’ve sensed the big shift coming. This force continues to intensify and sweep across the Atlantic ocean. Both Hurricane Irma and Jose originated from the Cape Verde Islands region. This happens to be close to the spot where the umbra’s path disappeared.

During this eclipse season wild fires, devastating hurricanes, floods and ferocious winds have ravaged this country and the Caribbean, purifying and cleansing vast areas, while Mexico at our border, along with the largest city in the world experienced the most devastating earthquake in a century. Meantime the past Full Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune opened the flood gates to our hearts, with compassion for all those souls affected. Millions of people here in US, Mexico and in the Caribbean are without power or homes, and thousands have lost their lives. The survivors of these catastrophes have suffered great loss, undertaking the burden for all of us, of what nature decrees for her balancing.

No matter what dis-eases us personally, or brings chaos to our locales, Great Mother Nature is never-the-less our antidote; the remedy for a species hell bent on breaking her laws. She offers deep healing, and yet like any chronic malady, symptoms may intensify before all aspects come back into equilibrium. Elemental nature may show no mercy, yet I know we as human beings can. It is a choice, and one that needs serious deliberation as the path extends ahead…

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Deer Head Oak, McClellanville SC

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At Deer Head Oak after the eclipse

As for our reunion trip, it was the act of us coming back together into our own special alignment, alongside the sheer wonder and majesty of nature that literally blew our minds, and opened our hearts to receive the special healing we both needed at this time. Not only was it our first time witnessing a total eclipse of the Sun, but we also encountered the most ancient beings east of the Mississippi. It felt such an honor to meet these two millennial’s at such a crux time for America. These giant trees welcomed us with their stoic venerable boughs, while simply ‘being’ in their presence felt both humbling and reassuring.

Like the timeworn sprawling appendages of Angel Oak, I too wish to generate my innate resilience and strength to weather the storms ahead; to endure any hardship as well as adapt gracefully to my environment and the aging process. I couldn’t help but wonder at all the phenomena these elders have been privy too over the course of centuries. Witnessing these ancient beings and wrapping my arms around their enormous trunks and limbs uplifted my spirits, and filled me with the courage for what is to come.

Personally there is nothing more magical than when I connect energetically to a being- human or other. When I contemplate this further I realize that for most people, human connection is the most coveted. This begs the question then, why we continue to generate so much segregation through hate, inequality, degradation, and elitism, only further widening the gap of division? No matter of our differences -even when they may seem vast on the surface- the greatest gift we all have to offer is compassion, and unconditional love. We can show mercy and move into a place of acceptance, forgiveness, and tolerance with the understanding to be kind to others. But most fundamental of all is the loving act of having mercy on oneself. It stands to reason that once we move into a place of forgiveness for our own self, allowing or enduring pain and suffering inflicted by another becomes intolerable. This pattern or cycle of infliction ends right there and then…

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Angel Oak, John’s Island

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Communing with Angel Oak before the eclipse – photo credit Radka Sumberova

Ruminating on the way forward post eclipse, I’m certain that time has not run out, yet there is no more turning back the clock. Neither is it a time to regress into old habits, and think the same old worn out thoughts. There is ample energetic support to create anew, and resurrect only that which supports soul growth and purpose. It is my belief that to generate a more unified human existence our individual focus must hone in on soul expression, rather than just continuing the expansion of the ego identity. It appears that westernized cultures have been so thoroughly indoctrinated by capitalistic values that sadly most individuals have yet to explore their true natures and talents.

There are ways of living and codes of behavior that make co-existing far more harmonious with one another, and with our Mother Earth. Discontinuing the old consumer mind set of wanting and accumulating MORE, puts an end to the escalation of extreme entitlement and narcissism now rampant throughout America, furthering the marked division. Through the resetting of our priorities we can make a huge difference- we become pioneers of a new age that not only aids us to thrive as a collective, but also helps Earth come back into balance, by living more humbly and conscientiously.

The past centuries of warring has divided nations and segregated humanity. Continents maintain natural division of people, through land and sea, mountains and plain, yet with the full development of our psychic sense even this proves to be no real great divide! It is however our physical body that provides the boundary, separating us from other souls incarnated on this physical realm, whilst sharing the same timeline. And so this amazing vessel needs our love, support and respect in order to cohabitate and co- create successfully with others.

From my own intimate experience with Spirit and nature, I know too that tuning in to the natural environment generates greater awareness of divinity and of the consequences to our thoughts and actions. Simply by allowing the time and space for our senses to fully react and respond to the love and beauty that surrounds us, arouses great inspiration and creativity. And it is the combination of all this that provides the strong foundation for any spiritual practice, whilst counteracting the ravages of chaos, suffering and devastation.

No matter how you break it down, in the end transformation is always an internal job, even when great adaptation is forced upon us. Once we release all that we have become, so we can start to be who we were always intended to be – and I want to believe that deep down we ‘the people’ are all lovers of peace and not fighters of war.

America ‘the land of the free’ has lived in my heart from the moment my feet first touched down. This sacred ground once tended by the ancestors melds with modern day society and its progressive thinking, unaware of any gap. Both ways of being have shaped me into the woman and person I am today, and I am so very grateful for all that living here in this country and on this soil has taught me; especially for the amplification of my healing capacity and for awakening my spirituality. I know that wherever I journey, or reside in the future I take this profound gift with me. And for all this opportunity granted me I can honestly say that I am proud to be an American, fortunate to be raised as a Brit, and forever excited to be a member of the human race living in this world with no tangible borders, at least not that I can see.

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August 18th

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September 9th

 

…written throughout the later half of eclipse season.

Published Sep. 17th ~ Mercury conjunct Mars in Virgo (opposing Neptune),

Moon conjunct North Node in Leo, Sun in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces

Exposure

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In all matters hidden,
of secrets never spoken,
honesty quivers
on lips pursed tight,
poised still, atop tongue’s tip,
offering no peace of mind,
no safe haven, nor place of rest-
for with every encounter
comes the threat of exposure

of all the lies been spun…

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And so all that stands to reason
suddenly comes undone,
crippled by the fear
over justice impending,
no matter of the excuses,
disappearances aren’t pardoned-
cowards can’t escape
the karmic wheel in motion;
every turn more burdensome

than disclosure of root truth

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BP

written June 9th 2017

Full Moon in Sagittarius,

Jupiter in Libra stations direct / inconjunct Neptune in Pisces,

Sun in Gemini inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn

 

 

Soulflower

In Spirit’s almighty hands
you and I were fashioned,
magically bound to this Earth
for human manifestation.

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My radiant Soulflower
expresses divinity through these hands
connected still to bright star-
so far am I now from cosmic home.

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And in that great reach
time extends to meet eternity,
as that is how long it can take
to reconfigure in such soul integrity.

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Palms outstretch to the heavens
filter the light perfection-
this symbiosis in every living cell,
becomes the pure nectar I integrate,

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that lingers on finger tips,
tracing Spirit’s essence
coursing through you, through me
in the grand workings of our destiny.

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Now, I take your hand in mine
as you cradle my troubled heart,
spilling sorrows suffered,
while yours lies buried deep.

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And as hands receive the other
we are gifted so much more
than I could ever conceive,
for the Yod in heaven reaches down

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clasps the innards of my shattering
and I feel tremendous weight
lifted through angelic intervention
working to mend all the breaks.

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I grow more resonant with prayer;
our sacred song permeates the fourth gate,
unlocking heaven’s holy chamber-
the core, the immaculate One.

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Yet even steadfast angels shudder
at the death grip tightening its clutch,
for its not easy to overcome in flesh
such hopelessness, such despair.

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And from your gentle touch
I remember how love heals all,
dissolves the ache and the immense pain;
reassembles the cataclysmic shards

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of all that imploded,
caused such trauma and devastation
from reviving the original wound
over and over, time and time again.

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Until this moment of arrival,
when all may be turned around
in the resurrection of a paradise lost
that says ‘No’ to all past undoings,

and ‘Yes’ to the renewal,
Yes to the begin again…

Written on Easter Sunday, April 16th 2017 at Siesta Key FL.

Venus conjunct Chiron

Prayer for Peace

Each and every woman
gives and receives respect,
opens to love and devotion,
is deserving of attention,
stands equal to any man
and in her you may trust
accept and forgive.

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Each and every man
gives and receives respect,
opens to love and devotion,
is deserving of attention,
stands equal to any woman
and in him you may trust
accept and forgive.

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Each and every one of us
are human in their being.
Each and every animal,
bird, fish, tree and plant
are sensitive in their being.
Each and every mountain,
river, sea, rock and mineral
are resonant in their being.

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We are all equal
we are all One,
together we create

the Universal.

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With love and compassion I honor
all beings; all states of consciousness.
With mercy and grace in my heart
I forgive those who have wronged.

I heal aspects of myself
that continue to disrespect,
to disregard goodness and light,
that seek to judge, condemn,
and hold any motive to war with another.

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May peace be with me.
May peace be with you.
May peace and harmony
reign on Earth and the Heavens
infusing the Cosmos
with the glory of God and Goddess
united in alchemy of creation.

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Great Sophia hear this prayer
illuminate the holy gnosis
to transcend all pain and suffering
endured from past to present.

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Prayer and Ceremony conducted on the white crystal sands of Siesta key, FL on Tuesday April 12th 2017

Written under the energetic influence of Full Moon in Libra, Venus retrograde conjunct Chiron, square Saturn.

Snowflakes like Stars, like Souls

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Fractal sunbeams

sever frost’s bite,

the cool fantasia

glistens on ice

shimmers ecstatic,

spell bound

in the marvel

of crystalline design

so alien to rain

the blue of sky,

to ocean spray,

yet integrated

in every possible way.

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Snow flakes and stars

are a zillion

one of a kinds,

like each soul

unique to another;

so tiny in the big scheme,

yet all grow majestic

and radiant in being.

Infinite are these heavenly bodies

illuminating the firmament,

 the angelic domain

where holy love

and divinity reign.

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Yet not all feels Celestine

when love concaves,

 plunges into icy shards.

And the heart stranded

weeps into the cavernous dark,

fragile in the great hall

of departure- no kiss,

no last hug goodbye,

plucked and recycled

returned to ether

from whence

all life is born…

this existence so immense

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science explains

and Spirit proclaims, for

snowflakes like stars, like souls

they all disappear

to someday reappear

in orchestrated timing

 sequenced with planets

pristine, not perfected

polished outside

still internally raw,

for all the great cycles

embody the wonder

of  natures law.

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BP

written on the Purbeck Downs in Dorset Jan. 5th/6th

Sun exact conjunct Pluto

and completed in Montauk NY March 14th/15th

Sun exact conjunct Chiron

 

 

 

 

Love in Technicolor

Star plasma dazzles
centered in gold haloed dawn
awakening the renewal,
the transcendental sweep
of warm sweet breathe.

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I watch earth catch fire
as the white dragon exhales
exhuming the radiance,
restoring all of life
in cosmic magnetic order.

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Light beams dance
seeding cobalt sky
in the crystal orb spectrum
and I’m in awe of all that I feel
but cannot see…

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the touch of the supernatural
still working through me
merging, twining
re-threading my fibers
whole, as I come undone.

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Transformation has many shades,
tone, lightning flashes
trickled in gold
streaked electric, crimson,
acid green

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blazing all at once inside
outside, all part of me;
so consumed by the heat
of blue violet flame
and heart break ecstasy.

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And if I were to love again
I’d choose this vibrancy
knowing without seeing
as I’m certain you’re diamond
the always, the eternal

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One

Angel of truth
of love divine

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BP

written February 26th on the Solar Eclipse