WOMEN RISING: DREAMING IN A TIME OF CORONA

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I know we have to remember. … I remember when we had dreamers and they knew the water and its first songs, and I remember that the dreamers found water and medicine for the people. Nan okcha. All alive. Remember.

Linda Hogan (Solar Storms)

Our hearts continue to break with the murder last week of George Floyd and the eruption of grief and rage throughout the country. We are reminded, daily, of the presence of indifference in Presidential leadership to suffering and an inability, or lack of desire, to help heal the nation in any way. The soul of America is at stake.

In this time of global pandemic, this time of apocalypse, we are in an initiatory rite of passage. Dreaming in the Time of Corona we can bring our holy medicine to heal ourselves and the world. This is a time of radical unveiling and prophetic understanding. It is a time of reckoning. And a changing of the Gods.

How can we help?

You are a beauty~maker. A dreamer. A healer. A new story~teller. A Wayfinder. We are all being forced to go inward to find our true strength. An authority that is stalwart and trustworthy. One of the most direct portals to this strength, this vision, is through our Dreaming. I call on you now to dream strong. To bring your medicine to a burning world. Bring your “greening power” as Hildegard von Bingen called it. In this liminal time between stories, between worlds, the field is fertile with new possibilities. Wild dreams can be seeded to bring to fruit soon, soon. Bring your Dreaming to a community which can support and nourish your tender seedlings of vision to build a new world. Bring your fears, anxieties and worries that such a world will never come. We can hold those, too, and use practices to bring us back to peace.

Second Dream group meets via Zoom 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020. Here’s the link:

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In our first Dreaming in a Time of Corona, there were striking synchronicities of symbolism and meaning. Such wild wisdom arrived! From Snake, creativity, transformation, emergent power. The art of listening to the land, plants, spirit allies who ask us to pay attention to the unseen, the Underground Gods. Of finding voice and speaking from Soul. The lid is coming off of Feminine authority. Let’s continue to set her free in her fullness, fierceness, and love for life.

 

The message of Bat medicine (from Queen Kali Corona) as well as Snake addresses the hidden Feminine – which has remained in darkness for so long- and brings it into the open in full power and color. The time is now for the Rebirth of the sacred Feminine. Join us here to tell a dream and learn with others as the Dreamtime calls us to embody and act on behalf of Feminine power, wisdom and compassion.

The Feminine is essential to building a new vision and value for our dear planet Earth.
Marion Woodman

In Dreaming, we discover our own indigenous lineage of ancestral, shamanic, initiatory wisdom. In Dreaming all have access to the soul knowing we need for our healing, our creativity, our understanding of our Divine purpose.

Queen Kali Corona. Sweeping across borders and boundaries, this is a global initiation. A passage between The End of Everything – that does not work for the majority of the world family -and what we are becoming. The meaning of the word apocalypse is “revelation”, an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be know apart from the unveiling.” What are you seeing and learning that you did not know or see before? As Arundhati Roy said: “Historically pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.”

What are we becoming? Who will decide? Who is dreaming the new story? What energies can we engage to imagine a world of beauty where love can flourish?

This is a time of great awakening, not punishment. But it is a time of reckoning. The time is now for a new Dreaming, for birthing and embodying new songlines for the wild Feminine soul.

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Dreams are the beginning. They are the seed of our ambition, the source of our inspiration, and the impetus for our creations.

Keola Beamer (Hawaiian Legends of Dreams)

 

 

AFTER THE APOCALYPSE: DREAMING IN THE TIME OF CORONA

 

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If there is to be a change, it will come from us. Right here, where we stand. Women were always the story-givers, the memory keepers, the dreamers. Listen now to the land’s long dreaming. Do you see what it is dreaming? It’s dreaming you.” (Sharon Blackie, If Women Rose Rooted)

Ten weeks ago we were just hearing about COVID-19. Not quite sure whether it would be serious or not, how far it would spread, we gradually recognized that this was a life changing experience. For all the predictions about 2020 being a year of paradigm shifts, no one predicted this. For all the hopeful anticipation I had of the dissolving of patriarchal institutions and structures and the emergence of women leaders and the wild Feminine, I did not expect apocalypse.

I have been very disoriented by the enormity of Corona, and needing to focus on strengthening my immune system, slowing down into stillness, and listening. This is very important for you to do, also. The virus was shed by a stressed out, toxic environment. Probably from a bat in China, or perhaps a pangolin. Wild animal kin that are not meant to be in “wet markets”, eaten by humans, or whose habitats have been encroached upon and irreparably harmed. Bat medicine is one of the first things I want to talk about in the new Dream Group – Dreaming in a Time of Corona-beginning Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Pacific. Zoom link:

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As a symbol of initiation, death and rebirth, learning to see in the dark, Bat Medicine of dreaming, intuition, will help you strengthen all your sense, attuning to synchronicities, spirit messages, new knowing needed to navigate this darkness.

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Queen Kali Corona. Sweeping across borders and boundaries, this is a global initiation. A passage between The End of Everything – that does not work for the majority of the world family -and what we are becoming. The meaning of the word apocalypse is “revelation”, an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be know apart from the unveiling.” What are you seeing and learning that you did not know or see before? As Arundhati Roy said: “Historically pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.

What are we becoming? Who will decide? Who is dreaming the new story? What energies can we engage to imagine a world of beauty where love can flourish? The bears have quadrupled their numbers in Yellowstone National Park. There are bears in Barcelona and blue skies over Los Angeles. And India. And China. Maybe war will cease in Yemen. Corona has reminded us forcefully that we are interconnected. And that we are made of the same life forms as Gaia. Stardust and seawater. Cosmos and psyche. Rich and poor. Brown, black, yellow, white skins. This is a time of great awakening, not punishment. But it is a time of reckoning. The time is now for a new Dreaming, a for birthing new songlines for the wild soul.

“It is only the woman who can link the new world with the old.” Sri Aurobindo

(Artist Susan Seddon Boulet)

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Out of holy darkness, the womb of creation, we are being dreamt by the Great Mystery. The Universe is birthing itself through us. We re called to go inward, to listen, to anchor ourselves in our own authority. This is the medicine we can bring to each other and Mother Earth, as co-creators, at this time. Join a group of dreamers, healers, visionaries, creatives, therapist, coaches, to explore the messages from your soul coming through your dreams. We will meet every other Saturday via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. Pacific beginning May 23.   ZOOM LINK:

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Most of the hour and a half meeting will be for the hearing of your dreams. I will also teach from Jungian, indigenous, shamanic practices and wisdom, and world traditions and mythology of the Feminine. As we heal ancestral woundings and integrate our shadows, which are personal to us, we make space for the power, gifts and transformation calling to us from the future. Please write me for further information. Call with any questions: 510-540-0777
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CALL OF THE WILD (DREAM): DANCING WITH CHAOS

In the midst of chaos, as the old patriarchal structures of beliefs and practices destruct within and without, we dance our dreams onward into the beginnings of a beautiful new story. Together.

(Art: Susan Seddon Boulet)

aquariusMy six year old grandson, Scout, and I were talking about what dreams we might have as we got ready for bed. He explained: “First you see them with your eyes. Then they need to move into your mind and all the spaces there so they can come alive. Then you can step right into them.” Yep.

This year 2020 began with intense pressure of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction and stellium of planets in Capricorn, and the eclipses. But as the Sun entered Aquarius Monday, and now the new moon, hopefully you can feel a lifting in your soul which wants to set you free. To create. To love. The Sabian symbol for this degree is “A Church Bazaar”. Even the most commonplace exchanges between social persons and individual minds is given a spiritual or transcendent sanction. The marketplace is no place to forget God(dess).

In a January 6 Day of Epiphany dream, I had a vision of a powerful act of manifestation we awakening women can do together:

I go with a group of women to a museum to look at photographs of ancient sacred sites. After looking at then for awhile, we are instructed by someone, some voice, to move from looking and studying to “learn to dance”. We move into the center of the white marble floor. The dance is chaotic at first, everyone kind of doing their own thing. Then we begin to move together in rhythmic, harmonious rows, turning in four directions. We are moving the energies in waves like the classic Japanese woodcut. It is called “The Dance of Creation”.

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I loved being in this dream. It made me think of the classic Japanese woodcut of “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Hokusai. It reminded me of the ancient story of the Goddess who danced over the Great Deep, the waters of Chaos,(tchom in Hebrew) bringing creation out through her movements and breath long before the Word was spoken. In the Bible, She still represents the spirit that moved on the face of the Deep before God came along to talk the Universe into being. The Hindu Kali is another version of the dancing creator in the female heart of the cosmos.

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Remember and reclaim your powers to create, wild women. Give yourself the freedom to experiment as we acclimate to the evolutionary paradigm shift. Let yourself play with possibilities.

In the spirit of Aquarius and my own birthday, I’ve changed the fee for dream consultations from $250 to $177, or a package of three for $477. This will now be the regular fee. It’s such a good time to explore your dreams. PayPal at drmsteele@gmail.com

The Age of Aquarius is beginning, opening us to visions for a new world “where it will be easier to love.” The New Moon yesterday at 4 degrees Aquarius at 1:42 pm Pacific/9:42 pm UK is square Uranus. The Great Awakener. There could be a surprise, a shock, something revolutionary that happens. This is the fourth consecutive new moon at 4 degrees, emphasizing the number for this year of order, planning, work, perseverance, determination. A number of completion and solidity. Since Aquarius loves freedom, innovation, inspiration, anything you build can bring lasting solutions and new forms if founded in your wild genius. Your joy, your love for the world. It is perfect for initiating something connected to your dreams, hopes, visions for the larger community. You can listen to the uplifting, optimistic song from the 60’s if you want to feel inspired. I started to say “if you want a break from the impeachment hearings”, but realized there is much in those hearings to greatly uplift and inspire. Adam Schiff for one, and all the brave diplomats and public servants who have spoken truth to this mess of corruption. What is our art, what is your part to play in tis moment of history?

In 2020, a year for clear vision, we begin to build brick by brick new foundations for a new life. It may be a huge shift, a revolution, from the life you have been living or thought you would live. In Chinese astrology, it is the year of the Gold Rat who is brave, adaptable, resourceful.

You must be imaginative and strong-hearted.

You must try things that may not work,

and you must not let anyone define your limits

because of where you come from.

Your only limit is your soul.

~Gusteau from the movie “Ratatouille”

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Driving this week, I saw this message on the side of a truck; Celebrate your right to be original. A perfect message from Aquarius to honor your genius, your eccentricity. Do this. Celebrate your uniqueness, and embrace your choice for joy, for freedom, for love. In the midst of worldly tumult, follow the voices of your ancestors, your spirit allies, and listen to Nature. Tune into your wild genius and bring your innovations, your inventions, into visibility. It is also an especially propitious time to join with others or form new partnerships, groups, with the intention of bringing alive the new story. Bringing to life the dream of a more beautiful, just and loving world.

Think like a mountain! Know your authority from this ground.That’s Jupiter sextile to Venus conjunct Neptune bringing wisdom, expansion, abundance to your beautiful dreams. Our highly activated imagination may grant amazing, artistic visions that call us further into magical and mystical realms. You may need to leave some of the relationships or social roles you are now in to answer that call. Gather with like minded people, soul sisters, to sow the seeds for future collaborative enterprises or projects.

Aquarius favors efforts on behalf of the collective, groups, organizations. In community, we are better able to amplify our dreams and support our efforts. If you are interested in joining a small groups of dreamers, healers, therapists, writers and creatives using dream teaching, sharing, and active imagination exercises on Friday mornings 10 a.m. via Zoom, write me here: drmsteele@gmail.com for more information. Space is limited to 12 participants

The group will begin February 7th, 2020, for 12 weeks.

“But we, insofar as we have power over the world and over one another, we must learn to do what the leaf and the whale and the wind do of their own nature. We must learn to keep the balance.Having intelligence, we must not act in ignorance. Having choice, we must not act without responsibility.”       Ursula le Guin

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INNOVATOR CONSTRUCTION: YOU ARE ALREADY A STAR

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This year promises to be one of massive changes, massive transformations, and a major evolutionary leap in human history and consciousness. We are already feeling its intensity, perhaps with some trepidation. We are being shaken to our roots. And so we must claim our place as seed~bearers of a new future. We bring the power and magic of our stars, from which we come, to the restoration, the restorying, of the anima mundi.

In my dreams this week the Black Madonna has returned to the magnificent mansion which long ago belonged to her royal family. Surrounded by acres of green, a pond, a forest, she lives elegantly, safely, in its yellow walls. In 1982, another Black Madonna dream showed this: At the top of a hill in rural America, the white wooden schoolhouse which is also a church, collapses in splintered timber burying the bearded old white man/teacher/reverend at its center. Out of the wreckage, miraculously, strides a tall, strong black woman holding a baby girl in her arms. The mother’s head is wrapped in red satin, the same material her baby is swaddled in.

In the ways and wisdom of dreams, in the landscape and language of astrology I am now discovering, these archetypal figures correspond to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn now drawing near, and the one in 1982. This year, with the addition of enthusiastic Jupiter, and many other aspects in Uranus (Great Awakener) Eris (named for the Goddess of Chaos and Discord) we are truly in for a revolution. I know we wild women Wayfinders will make, are making, a difference. We can help to dream, write, embody, love a new future into being.

Gain clarity, confidence and courage in a special consultation Solstice offer of one session via Zoom, telephone or in person (Bay Area, California) for only $199 (from $250) or a package of three for $499 (from $750). Book between now and December 24th for later appointment time. PayPal and contact at drmsteele@gmail.com.

Driving back from my office, I notice the truck in front of me: INNOVATION CONSTRUCTION. This is my favorite phrase for 2020. We are already feeling and seeing the massive upheaval in institutions of government, economics, politics, social systems. And the structures that are being dismantled and dissolved are also the structures within of false beliefs and ancestral woundings. We are called to become our own leaders, to trust our inner authority, and to offer our power, beauty and wisdom as our legacy to the next seven generations. Joining together is the best way to bring our visions and values into our families, communities and world with joy. With love. A deep restructuring is happening not only out there, but within. At the core of your being, a new you is about to come out of hiding. Find a pod. Follow the deep intelligence of nature in her whales and elephants, her ants and bees and trees. This is our time to lead and to build our legacy.

Join a community of wild women Wayfinders exploring and refining their powerful gifts of creativity, healing and wisdom to bring their medicine and magic more fully into the world in 2020. This is the year to step into your soul destiny freely and openly to lead in a new way. To assist in midwifing the new story, for people and planet.
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Come to a Free Introductory Webinar January 3, 2020, with your questions, your dreams, your hopes and your fears. And to get a sense of the gifts of the Wayfinder Journey.

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Winter Solstice tomorrow will be the longest night in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the still point before the sun turns and the light begins to return. This night was called “Mother Night” as it was during this time that the Goddess worked her magic to nurture the seeds laying dormant in the dark womb of earth so that new life could emerge. Let us remember and honor the Ancient’s belief in the Reindeer Goddess, the Sun Goddess, and the Mother’s Night when she both flies high into the sky and dives deep into the earth to nourish and promise a renewal of life in the coming spring.

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(Art: Judith Shaw)

Although it may be dark now, the light will return. At the Galactic Center, the vast black hole in the middle of the Milky Way, we see into holy darkness. The womb of creation. The place where stars are born. And new stories are birthed.

You have already said Yes to your soul assignment. You chose to come to Earth at this turbulent time because you are needed to midwife the emerging new story. You are already a star. Because this is where you came from.

Gain clarity, confidence and courage in a special consultation Solstice offer of one session via Zoom, telephone or in person (Bay Area, California) for only $199 (from $250) or a package of three for $499 (from $750). Book between now and December 24th for later appointment time. PayPal and contact at drmsteele@gmail.com.
Long before Santa charioted his flying reindeer across our mythical skies, it was theGoddess who brought the gifts of light and regeneration. Reindeer are the only members of the deer family whose females have horns and are stronger and larger than the males. The males shed their antlers in winter, leaving it to the Deer Mother to fly through the long, dark night of Winter Solstice. The Reindeer was a sacred animal to our ancient ancestors of Northern Europe. The doe was seen as the giver of light and life. Their horns were associated with the tree of life and often times they were depicted carrying the sun, the giver of life, in their horns.

 

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by Rainer Maria Rilke

You, darkness, that I come from
I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes a circle of light for everyone
and then no one outside learns of you.

But the darkness pulls in everything-
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them! –
powers and people-

and it is possible a great presence is moving near me.

I have faith in nights.

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There is so much potential to build something beautiful, powerful, magical this year. What do you want to see more of? What do you want to be remembered for? Honor your obligations and keep your promises.

This is a wake up call. Make a vow to do something you know in your heart you love, that your soul came here to do, and you will do the impossible.

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Come to a Free Introductory Webinar January 3, 2020, with your questions, your dreams, your hopes and your fears. And to get a sense of the gifts of the Wayfinder Journey.

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There is a rising tide of emergent energies to help you come out fully present, creative as the star you are and to build a new foundation from the lessons and initiatory trials you have completed. Whatever you build in 2020 will last. This will be your foundation for years to come so be intentional.

Gain clarity, confidence and courage in a special consultation offer of one session via Zoom, telephone or in person (Bay Area, California) for only $199 (fom $250) or a package of three for $499 (from $750). Book between now and December 24th for later appointment time. PayPal and contact at drmsteele@gmail.com.

The Feminine is essential to building a new vision and value for our dear planet Earth.

                                                            Marion Woodman

What do you most want to be remembered for?

 

Join a group who shares your visions and values for the future, and to separate from those who don’t understand or appreciate you. Be with your tribe. Find out where you belong, and to what you are devoted.

The whole picture is coming together now as we go deeper into the mysteries of the hidden realms of the Universe. We own our inner authority, create with integrity, and feel the magic that the freedom to create brings. Trust your inner authority. Fly with the wild ideas that come to you now. If it does not inspire you or resonate with your wild soul knowing, it is not worth doing. Trust the greatest resource you have: connection to inspiration, joy and love. Strip away what is not yours to carry. And tune inwards.

 

STONE                                                               George Simic

Go inside a stone
That would be my way.
Let somebody else become a dove
Or gnash with a tiger’s tooth.
I am happy to be a stone.

From the outside the stone is a riddle:
No one knows how to answer it.
Yet within, it must be cool and quiet
Even though a cow steps on it full weight,
Even though a child throws it in a river;
The stone sinks, slow, unperturbed
To the river bottom
Where the fishes come to knock on it
And listen.

I have seen sparks fly out
When two stones are rubbed,
So perhaps it is not dark inside after all;
Perhaps there is a moon shining
From somewhere, as though behind a hill—
Just enough light to make out
The strange writings, the star-charts
On the inner walls.

 

This is a year to focus on legacy and leadership.

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This is a Threshold time requiring greater courage, skill, and strength. Know your power as a creator, be fully present in your inner authority, and bring your magic into the world. Prioritize your resources: Time. Money. Energy. Go within and find quiet stillness to define, refine, decide to firmly establish the foundations for a new story.

Choose now. What best supports your vision, dreams, hopes for a better future. The pressures we are experiencing are forcing us to focus and to implement. The Capricorn (Council of Grandmothers) gives a rare opportunity to revitalize the very root of our world tree by lending perseverance, stamina, determination, and some capriciousness to lighten the responsibilities in claiming our power and leadership.

https://thewildfeminine.com/the-way-of-the-wild-feminine-ecourse/

Come to a Free Introductory Webinar January 3, 2020, with your questions, your dreams, your hopes and your fears. And to get a sense of the gifts of the Wayfinder Journey.

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In the course we discover our own indigenous lineage of ancestral, shamanic, initiatory wisdom. We focus on our dreaming where we all have access to the soul knowing we need for our healing, our creativity, our understanding of our Divine purpose.

Awaken your inner rebel and unleash your wild genius. We women are wilds cards, shattering the status quo. Commit with fierce focus to your freedom as you dream, write, live this new wild soul story.

We are here to make history, and to being love. We are here to create something that has never been seen before, but we have the privilege and opportunity to do so. It is going to take joining together, like the most brilliant living beings in Nature – whales and dolphins in pods, flamingoes in a flamboyance, ants and bees and trees.

Liberate your imagination to envision solutions. Be an Innovator. A Wayfinder. Keep dreaming bigger dreams. It is a time to get to work in a very practical way, while holding to the long term vision, the Adventure, of our dharma. Our soul assignment. Use the power of your knowledge and experience to build something beautiful. Wild Feminine wisdom is rising, and it is an exciting time to be alive as well (as an extremely hair raising one.)

 

 

 

 

WALK IN BEAUTY AND POWER TO 2020

 

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Hope can be neither affirmed nor denied. Hope is like a path in the countryside: originally there was no path- yet, as people are walking all the time in the same spot, a way appears. (Lu Xun, Chinese poet and essayist )

 

Hope is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky…Hope is an ax you break down doors with in an emergency… because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the earth’s treasures and the grinding down of the poor and marginal. Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action.

Rebecca Solnit (from Hope in the Dark 2004)

This week in the news we have seen the astounding intellect, expertise, and courage of women in the impeachment hearings. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. Dr. Fiona Hill. Laura Cooper. Focused. Fierce. Fearless. Along with other dedicated patriots like Lt. Col. Vindman, George Kent, Ambassador Bill Taylor, these women were especially powerful in both their ethical stands and emotional steadiness. We are moving rapidly from women finding their voices to speak against oppression and discrimination to women leading and catalyzing a shift in leadership, in consciousness. Someday we may even thank the “President” for his role in awakening and calling to action the hidden power and creativity of women.

We are beautymakers. We are mythmakers. What can we make now, as we enter the runway to 2020 and the huge shift in structures, institutions and consciousness that we already sense is underway?

This weekend will bring the beneficent energies of Jupiter conjunct Venus at 28 degrees Sagittarius closely aligned with the Galactic Center to expand and nourish our most beautiful dreams and visions. It is shaking us to our roots. We have an opportunity for real clarity to why we have come here at this time. And how to build a future from this source.

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For this weekend through Tuesday New Moon in Sagittarius: I am offering a special dream/consultation package of three sessions for only $499 (from $750) or one session for $177 (from $250) available through November 26th at midnight. Contact and PayPal at drmsteele@gmail.com

On the 24th, as Venus conjuncts Jupiter at the Galactic Center we have a beneficent blessing not only on romantic love but on our core values. The soul assignment we were given. The creative gifts and talents we have to offer. The joy and beauty of our open hearts.

Trusting your instincts, take an adventurous risk. Break away from restrictive authority and claim the Queen, the Priestess, the Shaman within. Be the Adventurer, the Inventor, in a community of other women ready to put their cards on the table. Join instinct with inspiration for your wild ideas. Get fear out of the driver’s seat. Give the inner Adventurer, the Imagineer, the magician the lead. Take the lead but plan carefully. There is an expanding horizon of creative possibilities as we walk this widening path. Richer, more complex, and inclusive of all that we are, and of others. This is the leadership of the future.

Bring your own dreams for the future into focus. Here’s an exercise for the weekend: It is an auspicious time to explore and identify the dream that is trying to be born through you. The future that is calling to you. Go to a quiet place in nature, or do your meditation mindfulness practice first. Then take these three creative steps, in writing, or drawing, dancing or collage. Let yourself play and be happy. 1) What past woundings, beliefs, ancestral pain are you now aware of and ready to release? 2) What are three core values essential to your wellbeing you want to keep and nurture? 3) What is the most beautiful and loving picture you can imagine for your future?

Also for this weekend through Tuesday New Moon in Sagittarius: I am offering a special dream/consultation package of three sessions for only $499 (from $750) or one session for $177 (from $250) available through November 26th at midnight. Contact and PayPal at drmsteele@gmail.com

At the Galactic Center, the vast black hole in the middle of the Milky Way, we see into holy darkness. The womb of creation. The place where stars are born. And new stories are birthed. What did you seed this year? What is the Future Self that calls you now?

The future cannot be controlled but it can be created. It may feel like we are being sucked into a vortex of destructive economic, political and environmental news. But we are birthing a new story. It is important to tell ourselves, repeatedly, that we have the strength to succeed. We are the ancestors of the future.

Saturn is tough but bestows true authority and the power to make change on this planet and in our lives. He means serious business, an initiation into our own authority, responsibility. Like the Hawaiian word for responsibility – kuleana– this is not just about “duty” but the privilege and blessing of being given a sacred task, the blessing of your gifts, your healed wounds, to accomplish it. Now it seems to me Ho’okuleana is even more important: the shared and collective responsibility to heal ourselves and care for our world kin and the planet. In 2020 we will gather as a group of 12 to dream this new story, and draw our maps of the world. More on that later.

The drawing together of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn is building pressure and bringing power for you to claim your own authority. Focus it. Harness it. Allow it to fuel your clear vision for 2020. Mercury has gone direct (November 20) after helping us reflect, review, refine what it is we really want to communicate. Where we want to make magic.

Herein are the Maps, Medicines, 
Mysteries and Miracles 
of our Mother, The Earth.

You hold the key. Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Get claimed by an idea now and commit to it. Sit like a hen on an egg. We are being dreamt by something. We are mythic beings.

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The long search is bearing fruit or coming to a close. Something peaceful may settle in, sink in as you finally know what you were destined to focus on, materialize and present to the world as your gift.

We are being dreamt by something. As Barbara Marx Hubbard put it, the Universe is birthing itself through us. But we are participants, co-creators in this birth and have an exciting, awe inspiring, urgent role to play.

We have much more power than we think we do. Saturn ~Pluto empower and fortify us. Tell us we can use the wisdom of our experience to reshape the world.

This year 2019 has been about going deeply into who you are and why you are here, what you want to do. Making a connection on soul level while facing the shadows of ancestral woundings and constricting structures of beliefs. Next year: How to implement! Manifest your dreams. Your creative inner artist wants to shine.

The new Moon will be in Sagittarius November 27th. The Sabian symbol: “An old owl sits alone on the branch of an old tree.” Bring your experience, your strength, your hope.We are cooking up a new game. We are calling in the future. With Owl Medicine, we are using our wild wisdom to become magnificent mythmakers.

 

THE GREENING OF SOUL:CREATIVITY and THE WILD FEMININE

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Did you not see that when your creative force turned to the world, how the dead things moved under it and through it, how they grew and prospered, and how your thoughts flowed in rich rivers? If your creative force now turns to the place of the soul, you will see how your soul becomes green and how its field bears wonderful fruit?                                                C.G. Jung, The Red Book

 

In yoga this week, we were doing a pose called “Parivrtta” something. (I looked it up: Parivrtta Paschimottanasana.) One leg is stretched straight out; the other folded at your thigh. Then you stretch sideways towards your toes with both arms. The goal, as I saw it, was about a foot and a half down the horizon to my toes. Hmm. Maybe with more effort and hard work, I’d get there this year. Or next. Then the teacher added: Now, I want you to think about receiving and not trying or pushing. Immediately I felt a softness, an expansion, and I flowed forward with ease all the way to those seemingly distant toes. No “work”. No “trying”. No “striving”. Just joyfully touching my toes.

The expansion with ease can seem magical, but it is really opening to Source. To infinite creativity. When we are aligned and open, we can grow into greatness. Each of us is a wild genius and you have everything you need already within. You are enough, perfectly designed and brilliantly destined to create in joy.

“Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.”

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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Q: Are you consciously initiating change in your life or shrinking to fit an illusion of safety in your same old story? BE the change; don’t wait for it to wallop you from the outside. Neptune (dreams, intuition, unconditional love, mystic knowing) in Pisces is calling!

The best thing to do for the world is to become the fullest truest expression of you and go to the unknown. Love your life into being.

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Maybe you have had a dream that offers you some clues about how to get into the river of your life again. How to connect to your creativity, your joy, the sense of your life as adventure. Maybe you are stuck and missing a sense of vitality. Of direction. Of the joy of feeling your soul moving you.

I would love to help you unblock the river, and connect to the River underneath the river. I will be offering The Way of the Wild Feminine ecourse live online beginning July 17th. In the meantime, why not take a dip into the waters of your dreaming and take advantage of a greatly discounted consultation hour for only $97? Available for the next three days until Friday, June 14th, 5 pm. Send payment to PayPal address: drmsteele@gmail.com

Use that address also to contact me so we can schedule your hour consultation within the next 30 days.

In a dream of many years ago: I am in a line of Native American women dressed in fringed buckskin dresses, shells and turquoise, hiking down the steep, winding path to the great river. Each of us carries a bundle wrapped in cloth which we hold in front of us. When we reach the river after a long walk we watch the water for awhile, to find the right place to enter. Then each of us chooses one of the flat granite rocks, moving into the water to spread open our bundles on the stone surface. When we first unwrap them and lay everything on the rock, the different objects look a bit disorganized. Everyone has different objects in their bundles. Gradually we find an arrangement that fits, placing the objects in the sun on the flat rock. We do this to give thanks, to offer everything we have. But the most important part of the process is feeling our way to the placement on our own particular rock that has an echo, a resonance, a connection from the rock and the earth beneath the rock. This line of energy is also reflected in the sun to the sky. You set your things just so, in the right order, and they are lined up with the blue sky above and the brown rocks and water and sandy earth below. These are our offerings, our gifts, our thanks, now aligned with the energy beneath what is beneath the rocks, and above what is above the sky. This is an infinite source of divine energy. This is how we connect to our power and the map of our soul’s destiny.

Just as our bodies have energy meridians and an auric field, so does the Earth. There are places on Earth where the spiritual energy is especially strong, ley lines which are energy lines passing through sacred sites and places of power. The Big island of Hawaii is one of those places, an energy vortex similar to our body’s chakras and to acupuncture points. These sacred places can heal us, connect us to our deepest source of energy and creative flow.

But all of Earth has healing and creative energies available. It can help you now to spend some quiet time in the wild. Meditate. Dream. Go within, and let the energies from the Great Below connect you also to the star and planet energies of the Great Above that are influencing us right now. Particularly, jovial Jupiter in his home sign of Sagittarius opposes Neptune (intuition, dreams, source of mystery) in his home sign of Pisces. A propitious time for your spiritual inspiration and unconditional love to team up with the expansive, dynamic, confident and jovial Jupiter who brings abundance to whatever you focus on.

I would love to help you unblock the river, and connect to the River underneath the river. I will be offering The Way of the Wild Feminine e~course live online beginning July 17th. In the meantime, why not take a dip into the waters of your dreaming and take advantage of a greatly discounted consultation hour for only $97? Available for the next three days until Friday, June 14th, 5 pm. Send payment to PayPal address: drmsteele@gmail.com

Use that address also to contact me so we can schedule your hour consultation within the next 30 days.

If you are creatively engaged, you will be happy. Discern what is true for you- what you carry in your bundle- and let the illusions, false teachers, fake news, cookie-cutter programs, go. Focus on connecting the deep truth and magic of you to the inexhaustible source of divine energy.

I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding.

John O’Donohue

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Master your creative power with ease and flow. Don’t focus on the obstacle, the limitations of your current situation, the seeming insoluble problem in your path. Get to the river. It is still and always flowing. Know yourself to be a creator with a divine power to manifest, and wake up fully to this moment.

As above, so below, as within, so without, as the Universe so the soul. Hermes Trismegistus

Adjust your vision to what you love to do. Look within. How might you get into the flow again. Pay attention to your happiness your joy. Jupiter expands what you focus on.

Make a vow to be brilliant in your chosen work. Grow yourself into greatness by stripping away false beliefs, illusions, distractions and drama. Love your life into being. Use joy as your navigator in the river of life.

 

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”                                          Rumi

 

 

 

FLOWERING WILD FEMININE POWER and LEADERSHIP

We are here to build something great” (sign on a truck in front of me this morning)

We have seen what we thought was unseeable” Physicist on viewing the first image of a black hole by Dr. Katie Bouman

The war on women continues. The challenges to the rule of law. The numerous cruelties to children, immigrants. Destructive decisions that harm our beloved planet and kin. The “evil on top of the table” as Jung put it, rather than hidden out of sight underneath.We lost Polly Higgins, lawyer for the earth and intrepid warrior. It is hard to stay focused on the beauty preserved, the brave and brilliant victories for the wild, the signs of an emergent New Story in personal, collective and archetypal stories of the rising of women’s leadership and indigenous wisdom. But they are here. Surround yourself with these stories, these people, and especially the gorgeous abundance of Nature in May.

 

19.04.28-Beltane-bug.jpgIn April, an unbelievable fire took over the magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame. I love the majesty, the art, the music in Notre Dame which makes the stones sing. And I wept to see it in flames, fearing a total loss. From the temple underneath, I thought, perhaps it was the Goddess Isis bursting through the roof of in a fiery fury at the destructiveness of patriarchal religions. The beautiful rose windows, symbol of the sacred Feminine, still remain. The heart of holy song, the organ, survived. And the bees miraculously survived on the roof. Old institutions are crumbling, yes. But from this purification, this dismemberment, ancient feminine wisdom and new feminine stories arise. Remembering that the word for cathedral comes from cathedra– seat of authority, throne- perhaps it is the Feminine reclaiming her throne. How did the bees survive on the burning roof ? In the mythology and imagery of both Egypt and Greece, especially Minoan Crete, the Mother goddess is often associated with the little honeybees -the Melissae, priestesses of the Great Mother. As Queen Bee, She is associated with regeneration, healing, magical potency, divinity. The Queen Bee and her priestesses are not only messengers but direct representatives of the gods and goddesses of heaven and the airy realms. The “spirit of the bee” primum ens Melissa grants wisdom and inspiration to the philosopher, poet, artist, musician, Bees are sacred to the Celtic goddess Brighid, bringing their magical nectar to earth from her apple orchard in the Otherworld. Her power, manifesting through bees, endures through time. In India, the Hindu Bee Goddess Bhramari Devi is said to make her home within the heart chakra where she hums. This humming of bees represented the essential sound of the Universe. Like the honeybee, The Way of the Wild Feminine today is one that honors working together, bringing sweetness, food and medicine to the world, and fierce stinging when necessary to protect life.

On Saturday May 4th there was a New Moon in Taurus. Four corners of the earth. Four elements. Four seasons. Perseverance. Practicality. Sensuous. Comfort. Abundance. Persistence. Gratitude. It is the sign of Mother Nature. Taurus rules the second house in your astrological chart- the house of resources, of values. Ruled by Venus (love, beauty) Taurus is grounded, earthy, stable. We can make wise choices, practical and permanent choices with this Taurus moon from a calm, more aware and relaxed state of mind. Let yourself enjoy the rich, sensual, delicious aspects of your life and this spring season. Plant your roots in the fertile land of self-care and pleasure. Make some magic.

The Sabian symbol for this new Moon: A scraggly magician in a top hat. He opens his black bag and plays some strange music on an Indian flute, whereupon a snake rises from the basket. Relax into deeper sources of energy. Try not to be distracted by meaningless things now but focus on your vision, your true values. There is much energy and momentum for your visionary imagination. This is a month to make lasting changes, with an eye towards your legacy and leadership. Tune into the deep wisdom within, hold fast to the value of your original medicine. (image collage by Chani and Sonya http://www.chaninicholas.com)

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In celebration of your beauty and magic, I would love to explore a dream or several with you this month. Gifted discount of $150 (from $250) for one session; a package of three $ 399 (from $750). Book an appointment by midnight May 18th ( Full Moon in Scorpio) drmsteele@gmail.com

The dwarf planet Eris, sister of Mars, impacts us to go the depths of what we truly love and value. Newly discovered in 2005 and drawing closer, more brightly to Earth now- the symbolic/archetypal message tells us if you can identify what you truly stand for, at the level of your deepest underlying values, desires and go into the world from that foundation you no longer need to feel helpless or unmotivated. In spite of everything, get out there anyway and do your best with soul integrity. Like the magician in the top hat, there are greater powers available to you now to overcome all possible limitations.A feminine warrior, Eris supports your deep soul intention. Greek goddess She symbolizes a challenge to the social order. She is not afraid of chaos, the dismantling of structures or upsetting the status quo.

For the first time we saw an image of a black hole, perhaps part of dark matter where 96% of the energy of the Universe is held. The photo was captured by a woman, Dr. Katie Bouman. And it was given an indigenous name, a Hawaiian name, tying the cosmic mysteries to the Earth.

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The name given by language professor Larry Kimura, Powehi has its roots in the 18th century creation chant, the creation story, of the Hawaiian people. From po- profound dark source of unending creation (wehiwehi) Powehi is “the adored fathomless dark creation”. Also “the embellished dark source of unending creation”. From the womb of darkness, all things arise. Dr. Jessica Dempsey, deputy director of the telescopes on Mauna Kea, Hawaii said: “We described what we had seen and that this black hole was illuminating and brightening the darkness around it.” A black hole. Where most of the energy of the Universe is held and hidden, is coming to light.

In The Way of the Wild Feminine program we begin in the West, the land of po, the waters of creation which dissolve old structures and bring new life. In many ancient traditions, like the Celtic, the women were in charge of the wells, the source of the living waters. The first words of the Old Testament in the Bible speak of the holy spirit –which is feminine- brooding over the waters, over the chaos, from which will spring new life. It is the land of Dreaming. Of the Dreamtime.

If you can imagine it you can achieve it. If you can dream it you can become it.”                                                                                      William Arthur Ward

At the end of this month I will be offering again a six week online course for wild women. I am passionate about bringing together women who are called to bring their wild hearts and wise souls to dream a new story together. Wild women Wayfinders who long to know their creativity, their spirituality, their leadership role in the evolution of consciousness to become “the Universe in person” as Barbara Marx Hubbard put it. This May course will be limited to a small group and greatly discounted from the future course so that you can have time and feedback for these individual questions, within a supportive and intimate community of dreamers, healers, creative, visionaries entrepreneurs, transformational leaders and aspiring leaders. Together we are dreaming ourselves awake. We have the power. Trust yourself. Imagine. Be the vision. Details next week!

“We are part of the evolution of the Universe from the calcium in our bones to the iron in our blood. We are entirely made of elements created in the heart of stars. [title] We really are children of the stars.”   Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack

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“I call it the path of the co-creator. Because the genius within us and the planetary crisis we’re in is calling us out to the furthest possible reach of our capacity. But if in reaching out to come into action and form we lose touch with the divine essence of our being, the action then loses its essence and the person loses its presence and its own evolutionary potential. “TRANSCRIPT EXCERPT, 2004 Forum, The Wisdom and Power of Women, at WBA Conference. (Karen Buckeley at http://www.communicore.biz)
So, I am now committing at the deepest part of my being to understanding what I call the essential self, which for me is the incarnation of the divine of each person that has within it a particular genetic genius code that deeply wants to express itself into creative action, of which free enterprise is the best form of doing it. There is no doubt about that.

If you did not have a chance to see Barbara in person, here is a video below from 2015, Barbara spoke at The Institute of Noetic Sciences. It was a riveting address.

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 We are watching, participating, co-creating the unfolding and emerging of the Great Work. The New Story. What an amazing time to be alive. “You are the Universe in person” Barbara would often exclaim. And the Universe is a love story. “Our story is the birth of a co-creative universal humanity. Our crisis is the crisis of birth of an emerging species. Go tell the story.”

Uranus (the Great Awakener, revolutionary) is with Venus (love, beauty, values and worth) for the first time in 80 years. Mercury is conjunct Uranus in Taurus -first time in 80 years -also conjunct the sun. This is specially good for communicators and writers. Taurus urges us to ground our beautiful creations, to make them stable, solid, practical and beautiful. The revolutionary shift that is happening collectively is very much tied to these two major themes: Feminine power and Nature. Women’s leadership and indigenous knowledge. This is the right time for feminine, nature based leadership. Deep past karma is being purged, perhaps even intergenerational, ancestral. It is clearing the way for you to birth what brings you most alive. What you love. What is most beautiful to you. Make your wish list. Redefine power. Revision success. Reclaim joy.

This is a very dynamic, active year bringing force, focus, forward momentum to our decisions. Uranus, the great awakener, the lightening bolt, has come to earth. To Taurus. Act on what you are receiving as dream, as vision, as a desire that has taken root in your soul. As a song that has lodged in your heart and is pushing to be sung out loud. Look around. The old story is dissolving, crumbling, on fire. We are letting go of patriarchal destructive excesses but we are called to build something beautiful, bold, in its place. What comes out of the ashes? How will you use your feminine power, your wild soul, to build a future close to the heart of the Mother?

YOU BELONG TO THE STARS:TAKE WHAT IS YOURS AND LIVE IT

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?   Mary Oliver

There’s a secret name inside you

That belongs to the stars

Wind, trees, waves, soul

Take what is yours and live it.

                                                Veronica Goodchild, Songlines for the Soul

 

 

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Something was initiated this past weekend. A fateful connection? An epiphany about who you truly are? A revelation of your soul destiny? Or the shadows of your fear about claiming your power?

To be strong does not mean to sprout muscles and flex. It means meeting one’s own numinosity without fleeing, actively living with the wild nature in one’s own way. It means to be able to learn, to be able to stand what we know. It means to stand and to live.

                                                                        Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Last weekend’s Capricorn New Moon and solar eclipse energized a paradigm shift, a pivot point in our lives. They bring a call to action. Eclipses are thresholds to destiny: Closing and completing some old story and initiating a major transformational shift in our consciousness, our dreams and desires.

You are encouraged to step out and take the lead. To be responsible for building your dreams.

Match your dreams and goals with a commitment, a plan, to actualize them. Decide what you will and will not do. Although it is often characterized as a rather stern, strict, controlling fatherly disciplinarian, the steadfast sacred Capricorn Goat is the wise elder, the Council of Grandmothers holding space for wise, compassionate governance. The Council of Grandmothers is one expression of the Capricorn archetype of The Great Turning that Joanna Macy speaks about. They are the teachers, as Capricorn ruled by the Lord of Time Saturn, bringing past, present and future together to care for the next seven generations.

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This will be a year of exploration, adventure, and action, building new structures and foundations. The new moon/solar eclipse January 5-6 is a pivot point -very possibly an initiatory change and paradigm shift for you.

Capricorn rules the tenth house in your astrological chart, the house of public image, achievement, your work in the world.

Capricorn is steadfast. Ambitious. Disciplined. Focused. Agile and aware. As the goat moves up steep and sometimes treacherous slopes to the mountaintop, she takes small, sure steps. Persevere. Don’t worry about taking big leaps. But do seed your intentions, begin to build the structures, systems, foundations that will support your vision flourishing.

The last 8 years have been preparing you for this moment, as we all prepare for 2020 – a convergence of planets not seen for five hundred years. Big change is afoot. Do you need a new name? Are you ready to allow yourself to accept the mantle of your Great Work and get whatever help you need to bring it to life? Get your heart energized by what you love, how you love to live. The greatest manifesting energy is not in your brain but in the deep intelligence and exceptional power of your heart. In both ancient indigenous wisdom and modern science, the heart is the most knowing part of us. “Listen with the ears of your heart” (as a dream deer once told me) to find your story and dream to make this world more beautiful. To help to create a world in which it is easier to love.

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Are you a PrimeTime woman (50+) a visionary entrepreneur, a transformational leader or aspiring leader who yearns for greater access to your feminine power, your Wild Feminine soul, and a path to bring your wild wisdom into the world?

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(Art: Puu’wai by Francene Hart)

If you are ready to choose more aliveness, freedom and power – If you are committed to putting soul first in your plans for 2019 -Contact me at drmsteele@gmail.com to book a complimentary 20 minute session to explore the promises of The Wayfinder’s Journey offered to a few private clients and to groups in 6 week classes or a 6 month mentoring program beginning in February 2019.

Redefine power. Revision success. Reclaim joy.

Now it is time to identify and bring your original medicine into the open.

This can be a major turning point if you’re ready to make a big change. Perhaps adjust your vision. But choose freedom, aliveness, power.

Join the imaginal with the material world. Bring your dreams and visions down to Earth.

 If there is to be a change, it will come from us. Right here, where we stand. Women were

always the story-givers, the memory keepers, the dreamers. Listen now to the land’s long

dreaming. Do you see what it is dreaming? It’s dreaming you.”

  •                Sharon Blackie, If Women Rose Rooted

Reset. Reboot. Make a commitment to show up in a different way. To shine as you are. Unapologetic. Not ashamed. Boldly certain of where you stand, and what you stand for. Don’t diminish yourself or play small. As 2018 was a year of much inner work, descents, reviewing, possibly the blocking of your outer plans, 2019 will be a year of creativity, courage, collaboration and heart centered expression. It is important to have a clear and focused plan. For a jumpstart on learning how to marry your vision to a grounded plan, contact me for a complimentary 20 minute session drmsteele@gmail.com. We will focus on celebrating your old story, strengthening your feminine powers, calling on your dreams, finding a path to align with the call of your wild soul. Are you ready to claim a new name?

Root yourself in the nurturance of your heart and to come home to yourself. You are now at a crossroads, and it’s time to accept your beauty, your power, in following your heart.

This is your time for Mastery.

Expect yourself to succeed.

Trust that you are capable.

Something new will be birthed in 2020 , a convergence of planets that happens once every five hundred years – but is coming into view, into manifestation now. It’s time to get serious and more disciplined as you commit to placing your personal stamp on the world. Something that will endure. Your legacy. There is an opportunity to harness your imagination to enhance and accelerate the production of your Great Work.

Uranus is back in Aries for 3 more months (until March 2019). This is your last chance for the next 84 years to take advantage of Uranus (the Great Awakener and revolutionary energy) in Aries energy.

You are meant to be lit up with the fire of your heart. Accept who you are at a soul level. Enlist the help of your inner shaman, your wild and wise heart, to nurture you. Find a mentor. Join a sisterhood community. Walk your true, destined path and name your spiritual destiny. “This is how I am meant to be. This is how I am meant to serve.” Share what is profoundly true from the root of what matters to your heart. Make a promise: Now I use it. Now I take this to heart. This is who I am. This is my Divine mission, my soul assignment. I accept.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019: FIND YOUR VISION, YOUR VOICE, YOUR VALOR, YOUR VALUE

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, And next year’s words await another voice.”                    T. S. Eliot Four Quartets

This is a critical moment in our history and in the evolution of consciousness for women’s voices to be heard. I think this is going to be a year of power and beauty for the awakening woman, the visionary entrepreneur, the healer, creative, Dreamer; the transformational leader and aspiring leader.

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2019 ushers in new beginnings, like every New Year, but this one is especially potent for a fresh start in career and leadership. For example: let’s celebrate the fierce hope that a new Congress in the United States brings, with an historic 126 women of diverse ethnicities, religions, races seated. The image above Rainbow Boat of Women speaks to the Wild Women Wayfinders who are the dreamers of a New Story, the pioneers and pilgrims, the midwives to the evolution of consciousness, the beauty and power of the emerging possible.

2019 is the year to face the truth about who you really are and make a bid for freedom. Get something done. The 2019 New Year will begin with some powerful aspects as the Sun conjunct Saturn in Capricorn will beckon you to devote to your purpose and aim for achievement. Jupiter in expansive Sagittarius encourages use to go big on our vision and aspirations. To add to the fire, Mars will come home to Aries giving us the impulse to take action on our goals.

You are encouraged to step out and take the lead. To be responsible for building your dreams. The steadfast sacred Capricorn Goat is the wise elder, viewing life from the mountain tops and seeing all as it truly is.

If you have been wanting to try something new, this is the time to try it. Your intuition is strong. You can make big decisions and make use of opportunities.

Today (January 1) Mars enters Aries giving us the courage, the inner fire, to take action, to move. This will be a year of exploration, adventure, and action, building new structures and foundations. In a week (January 6) will be a pivot point -very possibly an initiatory change and paradigm shift for you -as the new moon in Capricorn and a solar eclipse urge us to let go of the old story that isn’t working and take clear, focused action on our soul assignment. Capricorn rules the tenth house in your astrological chart, the house of public images and one’s work in the world. Although it is often characterized as a rather stern, strict, controlling fatherly disciplinarian, Capricorn as Sea Goat is a beautiful blend of earthy, grounded, practical energies with sensitive, creative and magical qualities too. Governed by Saturn, Lord of Time (who also rules Aquarius), Capricorn is concerned with maturity, boundaries, stability and structure. A holding place for governance. Evolutionary astrologer Daniel Giamario calls Capricorn “The Council of Grandmothers”. As the centuries-old Native American prophecy predicted, “When the Grandmothers from the four directions come to speak, a new time is coming.” In 2004, a group of thirteen international women leaders did come together forming the first International Council of Grandmothers. This was the manifestation of a big vision that spiritual teacher and storyteller Jyoti had, which matched the dreaming of other women. Without knowing how she and her partner would make this happen, it did.

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Reset. Reboot. Make a commitment to show up in a different way. To shine as you are. Unapologetic. Not ashamed. Boldly certain of where you stand, and what you stand for. Don’t diminish yourself or play small. Uranus stations direct in Aries before going into Taurus, lending great momentum and motivation to your desires to succeed. As 2018 was a year of much inner work, descents, reviewing, possibly the blocking of your outer plans, 2019 will be a year of creativity, courage, collaboration and heart centered expression. It is important to have a clear and focused plan. For a jumpstart on learning how to marry your vision to a grounded plan, contact me for a complimentary 20 minute session drmsteele@gmail.com. We will focus on celebrating your old story, strengthening your feminine powers, calling on your dreams, finding a path to align with the call of your wild soul. Are you ready to claim a new name?

The Circle of Grandmothers is one expression of the Capricorn archetype of The Great Turning that Joanna Macy speaks about. They are the teachers bringing past, present and future together to care for the next seven generations.

The dreams and visions coming to us now allow us to come alive again, to a new story of consciousness. This year urges us to build with great courage, creativity and cooperation the structures which will enable the new story to grow and flourish. Some of these desires and dreams were seeded eight years ago. You are being called to play your part in the global shift of consciousness as we awaken and remember who we truly are. We are the midwives of the new story. We carry the promise of the emerging possible. But this takes planning. Sourced in deep feminine wisdom, values and vision, there is a world trying to be born. The larger ecology of Becoming emerges from awakened feminine power. Recover a sense of beauty. Reclaim joy. Revision success. Redefine power. Bring your unique talents, your soul gifts, your powerful medicine to this New Year of creativity, courage, and collaboration.

As Mars moves into Aries bringing passion, assertiveness, drive and a pioneering spirit, this is an excellent time to use your courage and daring on a focused, strategic plan for your new story. Look forward to 2019 to bring new order to your life. To root yourself in the nurturance of your heart and to come home to yourself. You are now at a crossroads, and it’s time to make a commitment.

“The wild soul is calling out, calling for us to sing our song as the new myth breaks through, calling for new vision, for new creations, for the embodiment of subtle knowledge, centered in the compassionate heart.” Veronica Goodchild PhD

This is an auspicious time for a mentor and I would be honored to explore that possibility with you. Contact me at drmsteele@gmail.com to schedule a complimentary 20 minute session via telephone, Skype or Zoom.

This is your time for Mastery.

Expect yourself to succeed.

Trust that you are capable.

Something new will be birthed in 2020 but is coming into view, into manifestation now. It’s time to get serious and more disciplined as you commit to placing your personal stamp on the world. Something that will endure. Your legacy. There is an opportunity to harness your imagination to enhance and accelerate the production of your Great Work.

Uranus moves back into Aries for 4 more months (until March 2019). This is your last chance for the next 84 years to take advantage of Uranus (the Great Awakener and revolutionary energy) in Aries energy.

What allows you to feel free? With gratitude, honor your growth this year. You can have a brand new life. Fully expressed. In joy. We are catalysts. Changemakers. The carriers of the emerging possible. You are meant to be lit up with the fire of your heart. Accept who you are at a soul level. Enlist the help of your inner shaman, your inner warrior, to nurture you. Find a mentor. Join a sisterhood community. Walk your true, destined path and name your spiritual destiny. “This is how I am meant to be. This is how I am meant to serve.” Share what is profoundly true from the root of what matters to your heart. Make a promise: Now I use it. Now I take this to heart. This is who I am. This is my Divine mission, my soul assignment. I accept.

“There’s a secret name inside you/that belongs to the stars/wind, trees, waves, soul/Take what is yours and live it.”

                                                 Veronica Goodchild -Songlines for the Soul

 

 

 

FINDING SOLID GROUND: THRESHOLD OF TOMORROW

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Yesterday, June 30, was another day of Americans taking to the streets to show support for the immigrants detained, the babies in cages, for the protection of families. It was heartening and heartbreaking. “We care!” shouts my five year old grandson, Scout, as we walk. I worry caring will not be enough to shift the cruel course of this Administration. We are on a narrow path. And we must take action together. We stand at the threshold of tomorrow.

I want our voices to emerge with what we know to be true. We have been given a new story. And what is asked of us, as tellers of the new story, is our voice and our courage.”     Margaret Wheatley

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New rules, new structures, new leaders awakened to the wild and sacred Feminine are needed. The deep collective soul wound is the estrangement from the Feminine, from the ethic of care, the creativity of connection. Claiming feminine power as a community, in collaboration, to shift us towards a more humane and caring future is the path to healing. There are some brilliant emergent leaders breaking out.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28 year old  Latina running her first campaign beat a 10 term incumbent in a New York Congressional primary. Authentically herself, “a girl from the Bronx”, her campaign mantra was “no one should be too poor to live”. Everyone should have healthcare, free public education,adequate food and shelter to live a dignified life. She described her victory as “the green shoots of triumph over the deep midnight and darkness” of the political moment. It was a grounded, step-by-step campaign without big money donors.  Her achievement demonstrated the power and effectiveness of collective, collaborative, community goals and organized action. We, too, can claim the freedom to do what is ours to do. What is right to do.

There is a beautiful word and value in Hawaiian tradition – kuleana – which comes to mind. The simple translation is “responsibility” but it goes much deeper than that. It describes the reciprocal relationship between you and the things, people, issues you love and are responsible for. It speaks to the call to engage, to participate, from such a focus – the babies, the land, the ocean, the tree about to be cut down in your neighborhood park. Whatever it is that calls to you, that you love, then becomes the thing that you serve. It calls forth your heart, it brings into visibility and life your gifts. It is a privilege to know your kuleana. To believe in its value. To discover your soul aligned path is an enduring source of joy. When we join together in shared purpose, it is even stronger – ho’okuleana. Do you know your kuleana? Are you living it?

Stay grounded in your body. Find your ground, stand your ground in what you believe in. What you desire. In common sense. In community. Use your brilliant thought combined with action. Especially now though November – with Mars in Aquarius- employ a laser like focus on clarifying what you want. Create your beautiful, powerful, bold new vision to achieve a challenging, compassionate and worthy goal. Be fierce, determined, single minded, dedicated. Be disciplined, in the sense of being a disciple to serve your kuleana, to bring change. Are you doing something you really care about? Maybe it is time to revise, redo, or refine our vision. Experiment. Initiate. These are shaky times. Turbulent times. You will need a strong foundation, structure, new rules and processes. Weed out what depletes, engage where there is support for your soul mission. Step into your center. Shift from what has been to what is possible. Let the recent full moon in Capricorn give you clarity “by calling forth the elder within you to rise” (www.mysticmamma.com). Believe in your value. You have been given something beautiful and necessary to do. Find your ground. Know your ground. Stand your ground. Claim ownership. It is your right, your responsibility, your privilege, your honor to serve what you love and express its value. Women and feminine power are leading the way.

“The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone”.   Psalms 118:22