I had an entire email I was going to sit down and write to you. About the New Moon, the Chinese New Year, and Lunar Imbolc. About how to harness these great cosmic forces for your year…..
And then I read the news about another school shooting, this one killing 17. And as I read, I started sobbing.
Another one, really? This has become a monthly occurrence and yet, I am still shocked and surprised.
What do we do? I know we stay conscious. We do our sacred work in the world. I know we vote and march and use our platforms to spread Love. I know we stay awake. But how do we stop this? How do we get the US government to STOP passing bills making it easier for people to get guns?
I don’t have the answer right now. I feel the ache in my heart for these beautiful beings with so much life ahead of them. I feel the tremendous grief of their parents who will never hold their babies again. I can not even imagine the depth of what this does to family members in the wake of such horrifying loss.
And here is the thing… the more often this happens, it becomes a matter of time, of months before it affects any one of us here in the Woman Rising community…. or someone we know and love.
After having been through the Thomas Fire which became California’s largest wildfire in history, I realize that most of us will at some point become part of a Collective or Group Trauma.
And I don’t want this for you, especially when it is preventable.
There is so much happening in the world right now.
Violence against women.
Fires burning. Hurricanes and floods.
Internet protection being taken away.
Guns having less restrictions.
And this is what so many of us have been praying for. We have been seeking a dismantling of current systems so that all are favored. Not just for a select few. But all people. And in order for this to happen, there has to be a fall, a crumbling, a dis-membering. And this is not comfortable AT ALL. This is a time in which we need to FEEL so deeply that we are propelled into action. We cannot sit in silence, suffer alone, nor assume that those in power (government) are seeking our best interests.The chaos in front of us is going to continue, but the miracles rising up from the fiery embers are truly glorious and need to be acknowledged. We are coming together, rallying with one another to bring forth Love, Respect, Unification… and a new way of being.
So… as you move into the end of 2017, it is imperative that you use this last New Moon to anchor in visions for this next year and also deepen your vow to be outspoken, courageous, and live as a sacred activist.
Our beloved Moon moves into her Fullness in the sign of Gemini on Sunday, December 3 2017 at 7:47 am PDT / 10:47 am EDT / 3:47pm GMT.
As a Gemini myself, I am feeling the full richness of this potent Moon. If you read my most recent Instagram post, you know that I am navigating intricate weavings of patriarchal systems and structures that dominate every aspect of our worlds. Everyday, I feel that I am untangling myself from beliefs and cords and energetics that have left me often questing for something outside of myself, specifically around money, work, and activism. It is incredibly challenging to share all that is being downloaded to me at this time about my own divine play in this and that of all of us. It is heady and yet, very somatic at the same time. The words don’t seem to communicate the depth and transformation that is happening.
So… that being said, get ready to dance in the realms of communication with this Moon! Allow the light of her fullness to shine into your wombspace and heart to reveal the conversations that are ready to be had either within your own Self or with your beloveds. Sharing in a real and open way can be incredibly scary as you must get vulnerable. Most of us shy away from this level of intimacy for fear of being judged or not belonging. And yet, when we DON’T communicate fully, we stay in a perpetual state of self-torment.
On October 19 the New Moon in Libra is exact at 12:12am PDT / 3:12 am EDT / 8:12 am GMT.
Libra is the Sign of Balance and Peace and is ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Love. So, in this New Moon time, we have space to anchor in our dreams with the energies of peace and love.
With so much happening in the world right now and feeling the presence of the #metoo and #ihave campaign, I offer this Ritual for you. Please be tender with yourself as you do this and remember to breathe. Also, do not forget the last step of this process.
What we are each seeking is Wholeness. Healing that extends us into our Truth and Remembrance of Self. In order for this to happen, we must be very honest with ourselves. This is not always easy because we have lied to ourselves and dismissed aspects of who we are because they are ugly or messy or scary.
We are living in very powerful times. You know this. You see this and hear this repeatedly. Mostly, you FEEL this. You are being asked, gently or with ferocity, to RISE. Rise into your Truth.
But, what is your Truth? And how do you find this thing that seems so fleeting or esoteric or non-specific? How do you excavate this core essence of who you are with all of your wounds, aches, and frustrations living just at the surface?
This is done through your Remembrance and Activation of the Red Ray. This is the Journey for you called to live as a Feminine Leader, as a keeper of the flame of Love, as a Sacred Activist.
As a Priestess. To remember. To take initiative and responsibility to dream our world awake. To allow the Earth, Sun, and Moon to be your Guides. To become Whole. Sovereign.
This is a journey that requires commitment and devotion of Self. It will ask you to release and shed wounds, aches, hurts, beliefs so that the Great Mystery can live in you more deeply, powerfully, and visibly. So that you can embody your potentiality.
The Red Ray is calling you to walk the Path of the Priestess. If you have wanted to step on to this path as you search for meaning or have wanted to deepen into Western Mystery Traditions, I offer this to you with all of the love I have for your unfoldment.