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

 

 

 

 

WILD WOMEN, MONEY AND POWER: PARTNER WITH THE GODDESS

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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)

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Last week I was shaken, as most probably you were, by the news of yet another school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Heartsick, I questioned whether sending this post with a consultation offer was the right thing to do. But because it is about women, and power, and our relationship to power and money, I decided it was exactly the right thing to do. We need a new story.

We just had a major astrological event: Uranus, the Great Awakener entered the sign of Taurus. Uranus as “Goddess of change and creative chaos”, (http://chaninicholas.com/2018/05/horoscopes-for-uranus-in-taurus-may-2018-april-2026/)

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is an evolutionary force associated with the starry sky, lightning, earthquakes, Kundalini and technological innovation. Taurus is earthy, sensual, grounded, determined, slow, comfort and security loving. Bringing these two energies together can be challenging. It calls for radical changes in our relationships to the material world: Mother Earth. Our bodies. And money.

It has been 84 years since Uranus was in Taurus so be prepared for a major shift. This could bring flashes of intuitive insight, radical new knowing. Whatever is coming to you, it will probably involve some surprises.

The powerful opportunities now for you are the possibilities of joining the imaginal with the material world. Reuniting spirit with matter. Bring your dreams and visions down to Earth. Connect them to money and your financial freedom.

Money is a manifestation of the divine Feminine, the Goddess, in our lives.” (http://erinreese.blogspot.com/2018/05/uranus-enters-taurus-money-and-security.html) It brings joy, pleasure if we accept it. It is a blessing when we learn to receive it. It is an important support and tool of power, which awakened women can use for the good of all.

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It seems more important than ever, urgent for the state of the environment and social justice, for women to create wealth and wield power.

Mother Teresa: “It takes a checkbook to change the world.”

The word money comes from the Latin moneta (money, mint, a place for coining money, coin) from the name of the temple of Juno Moneta which stood on the Arx or the citadel on the Capitoline Hill overlooking the Roman Forum. Moneta is the name of both the Goddess memory (Mnemosyne) and Juno Moneta money and mint. Mnemosyne was the daughter of Uranus (Sky god) and Gaia (Earth mother). Juno Moneta was also known as the Goddess of Good Counsel, Advisor, Warner. Here is another indication of the enormous shift underway bringing sky and earth, spirit and matter together. It is particularly relevant, powerful, urgent, for women to harness these energies and reclaim her sovereignty in the material world.

This is a time to change our relationship to the material world. To the Earth. To our bodies. And to our money.

Here are some questions for a quick assessment of your relationship to money:Do you think money is the root of all evil or that wealthy people are bad?

1) Do you think money is the root of all evil or that wealthy people are bad?

2) Do you believe to be a spiritual person you must be poor?

3) Does doing what you love seem an impossible path to financial freedom?

4) Does money seem hard to get, requiring striving, struggling and hardship?

5) Do you yearn to have a more positive impact in the world and to live a bigger, more meaningful life?

Juno Moneta Goddess of Money is a powerful presence in the Uranus in Taurus energies, symbolizing in this ancient gold coin the divinity in the natural world, in us, in the material world. Restoring the ancient wisdom, the direct knowing of gnosis, that Spirit is in all Matter, the divine is alive in the material world, we begin to restore, rewild, our connection to the soul in matter, the soul of money. Are you treating your money with the respect it deserves? Are you honoring the true value and worth of your own soul’s calling?

Whether you are called to a public leadership role or a personal fulfillment goal, find the freedom to come fully alive. Make allies of your fears. Sift the darkness of your shadow for gold, which is often where your power is hidden. This is the time to tell all you know.

A May discount on mentoring and dream consultations is available from through the end of this month. Via Zoom, telephone or in person (Bay Area, California) I am offering a 50% discount: Single session from $250 to $125; package of three sessions from $695 to $350. Contact me at drmsteele@gmail.com and visit http://www.thewildfeminine.com

~Come into the open. Bring to light all that you love.

~Be a wild card.

~Lay your cards on the table

~Take the wraps off.

~Unveil. Unmask

~Show your true colors.

~Reclaim the treasures of your heart that seemed to be lost in the darkness.

Raise the bar. Be still. Make a decision. Make a choice. Declare your intention. “This is what I’m doing.” “This is what I want.” There will be magic. Spirit can work miracles when you align with what you really want.

In Sacred Success, Barbara Stanny (author also of Overcoming Underearning) says: Sacred Success is pursuing your soul’s purpose for your own bliss and the benefit of others, while being richly rewarded.

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Money is a powerful archetype, serving as a conduit for our imagination and a projection carrier for soul. Find the honest value of things. Partner with the Goddess Juno Moneta to make a new beginning. As James Hillman said: “Money is devilishly divine”.

Sow it, give it out, sing it out, live out in the topside world what we have received through our sudden knowing, from body, from dreams and journeys of all sorts.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes

We are being challenged to make a major evolutionary leap. Take the first steps towards building a solid foundation for your new story. This is a pivotal time for making choices. Who are you? Are you expressing your true essence?

This is a growth process. Where do you need to let go? What skills have you attained in the last 7 years to help? Take a step on your edgy new path. Break free, stand up, step out into new lands. Just as Pele is making new lands with her rivers of fiery lava.

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As the wise Angeles Arrien said years ago: If we fully express who we are, we are said to be “full of power”. When we demonstrate our power, no one can tell us what can’t be done.’ The word power comes from potere: to be able, the ability to act or produce an effect. What effect, what influence, what impact do you want to have in your community? For your family and the world? Claiming your power means “being full of yourself”. Celebrate your power and bring it to bear life to the wasteland of a dying patriarchal myth.

Begin a journey here with me. Take a few steps into The Way of the Wild Feminine.

So many of our stories, our journeys are losing and rediscovering our feminine powers, then finding ways to use them in service to what we care about most. We bring a different kind of power: Relational. Collaborative. Connecting. Embodied. Magical. Transformative. Visionary.

How do we attune to the new myth? It is very difficult being between stories, carrying a piece of “what is to come.” Because we are not only Earth of course but cosmos. We belong to the stars. What might be coming? We are living through a time of extreme contrast, when the dying and death dealing old story is for a moment all around us. But we are dreaming our way to a new story. Drawing a map that begins in our hearts, and takes us down to the bones of a new foundation.

Whether you are called to a public leadership role or a personal fulfillment goal, find the freedom to come fully alive. Make allies of your fears. Sift the darkness of your shadow for gold, which is often where your power is hidden. This is the time to tell all you know.

A May discount on mentoring and dream consultations is available from through the end of this month. Via Zoom, telephone or in person (Bay Area, California) I am offering a 50% discount: Single session from $250 to $125; package of three sessions from $695 to $350. Contact me at drmsteele@gmail.com and visit http://www.thewildfeminine.com

 

 

 

 

HEAL YOUR FEMININE WOUNDS, RIDE THE RISING TIDE OF POWER

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“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” Rilke

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” Isak Dinesen

The Pisces new moon of March 17, 2018, is a healing moon, revealing much that needs to be completed and released.This healing and completing new moon closely conjuncts Chiron, the wounded healer, which reveals and heals the wound of separation from Source, from each other, from our wild, whole and holy selves. The New Moon conjunct Chiron exposes your deepest wounds. Chiron is wrapping up his transit through Pisces (February 2011) so it would be beneficial to look for indicators of your healing journey since then. Chiron is an instrument of healing through art, or your compassion in helping others. You have been gathering riches and resources of soul.

Jupiter in Scorpio has sent us to the depths of our collective psyche, into dark realms we might have been avoiding for years and would prefer not to visit! We are helped to have courage to face difficult issues which were hidden or ignored until now. Face the truth. Free yourself from fear and other binding emotions and beliefs holding you captive. You are capable of navigating this darkness with more skill and strength than ever.

Our collective attention is focused on the current patriarchal rot of corrupt and cruel power. But we are not only witnesses. We are visionaries and agents of change, bringing the healing power of right action, balance, using power to protect, preserve, life.

 Slow down. Reflect. Have compassion for yourself and others. There is the potential for great healing now. If you are feeling the pain of an old, old wound, open your heart. Be aware we are all together, in oceanic oneness, swept up in an ongoing process of personal and collective evolution. Challenged mightily to surrender the old story. Let it wash away to make space for the new. Accept and allow.

If you feel you are slogging around in soggy, damp, emotional ground, be aware of the fertile soil for new beginnings. There is every opportunity and many allies for the healing now of very old wounds, or those sufferings perhaps ignored for the last seven years. Allow and accept the tides, the waves of feeling, to wash over and through you. You will soon be spurred on to take action for your success.

This is a good time to break away from a job that does not bring you happiness and success, or relationships that squash your self expression and freedom. Go inward. Trust your instincts. The wounds not yet healed are revealed and brought up for transformation. The challenge is to face them while embracing and celebrating all you have been through. What you have learned. How brave and strong you have become.

Take stock of what you have achieved. Celebrate the completion of tasks. Be joyful. Ask for guidance. Build community. And make sure you don’t ignore the gifts you’ve been given or refuse help when offered.” (Donna Woodwell, Donna Philosophica)

 As events of this new moon unfold, accept this may be a vulnerable and painful time. Nurture yourself. Ask:

        ~What small step do I need to take next?

         ~What milestone in my life can I celebrate?

~What difficulties, obstacles, suffering have I managed to surmount, overcome, endure?

          ~What gifts and lessons am I grateful for?

          ~What seeds can I feel pushing through to be cultivated?

 In a paradox of surrender (accept and allow) and taking action, we trust that we are being directed to the truest, most expanded version of ourselves. Focus on your most deeply held ideals, what you want for the long term.

Here is the opening to take a deep dive into the deeper intelligence permeating all life. Perhaps you are learning to breathe underwater. This is a very good time to sink into your Dreaming, to go inward. If you would like some assistance navigating, breathing underwater, exploring the deep water, reading the tides, call or write: drmsteele@gmail.com, 510-540-0777 for a complimentary 20 minute discovery session.

Surrender your burdens knowing that you are held by the limitless ocean of possibilities. Feel the compassion and acceptance of what is. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. So much is being offered for your awakening and healing.

Chiron has been in the Feminine water sign of Pisces for seven years, facilitating the healing of women. As individuals reveal the secrets of their victimization, the repression of the Feminine for millennia, wholeness – holiness – is restored. The Feminine wounds have been revealed, awakened, heard and seen. They are being healed. And a powerful reconciliation of feminine and masculine energies is powerfully underway.

On Tuesday, the Spring Equinox, light and dark will be balanced. Persephone will rise from the underworld. And Aries begins the new year of the zodiac, bringing the fire of action to our new beginnings. The Sabian symbol for this day: A woman just risen from the sea. A seal is embracing her.

 Maybe this is a Selkie (according to Celtic mythology), bringing her back the skin of her power and magic. Are you ready to reclaim the stolen skin of your power and magic?

 

TAKE OFF YOUR MASK! STEP INTO FEMININE POWER, MAGIC, MYSTERY

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“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been”

                                                      Rainer Maria Rilke

Take off your mask. Come home to yourself.

 2018 will be a year of alchemical transformation. It is an 11 universal year in numerology, master number of new beginnings. It is also the vibration of creation and partnerships. Step up. Expand beyond what you thought was possible. There will be increased synchronicities, miracles, the possibility for fulfillment of your destiny. As we move into the Aquarian Age, we enter the mystery as a huge shift begins in the world. Pushing the restart button, get ready for liberation and illumination. Now is the moment. Focus.

This super moon in Cancer, the Full Wolf Moon, brings to light just what needs to end, transform or shift in some radical way in the structures, foundations and old stories that keep playing out in your life. This is true on both personal and collective levels. This Full Wolf Moon will throw you into the heart of mystery of your purpose with radical shifts. Use the energies of this Cancer moon to get over your fears by filling yourself with unconditional love. Mature into your purpose, taking responsibility for your feminine power and sovereignty. Conjunct to the full moon was Black Moon Lilith, and Eris, two fierce feminine warriors who are fed up with  being ignored.

Saturn moved into Capricorn at Winter Solstice December 19. 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 at Solstice?

 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.

There is great energy to ground your vision, focus, build a structure to support you, boundaries to protect you. Saturn is the master of time. Stay steadfast in serving what holds you to your greatest good.

Are you ready to act? Saturn rules social structures, communal life, government, financial systems. Via Cathy Pagano [http://www.wisdom-of-astrology.com/public/page/blog?i=2] and Daniel Giamanio, some ancient cultures saw Capricorn as a Council of Grandmothers who shared their wisdom for the common good. This is the wisdom of the earth and of the body. The last time Saturn was in Capricorn was 1988-89. What were you doing then? What have you learned?

In a current online course Kaypacha(http://newparadigmastrology.com/kaypacha/) “Getting Stronger with Saturn” we learn how Saturn allows us to claim our sovereignty, own our authority, by insisting we honor the boundaries, borders, structures of time and the real limitations of third dimension time and space.

Find home within your inner Mother, nurture yourself and your dearest creative babies. Capricorn and Saturn are excellent at structuring and stabilizing your visions and goals.

Saturn is also the planet of synthesis, helping us to put it all together in alignment with our soul’s destiny. Define yourself. Time is limited. What has been deconstructed over the last few years is ready to be reconstructed, renewed. Get it done. Saturn asks of us to come into correct alignment with our soul’s purpose, to stretch towards the Goddess as she is reaching for us. He is the Magician. This could be a very creative time for you.

I especially love helping midlife, Baby Boomer, Primetime women 50+on the journey toward Reinvention. Renewal. A journey to discover your legacy and leadership. This could be the most meaningful chapter of your life! And the world needs you. Perhaps you have felt ashamed of your dreams and wishes, and hidden your power. Time to let that go. Open to the initiation of your authentic authority. Learn to trust your intuition, your instincts, your visions. Build a foundation and framework especially in relationship to the world. You have the maturity now to dedicate yourself to this journey. First, a deconstruction. Deconditioning to your previous reality. Perhaps you need a radical new perspective, a reconditioning, a restructuring. Step outside of the old story, the old rules. Redefine power, revision success, and reclaim joy.

As this is such a month for imagination, tapping into your enthusiasm and creativity, why don’t you join me in person (Bay Area, California) or via Skype for a consultation? Find your joie de vivre. A new initiative is ready to begin. Let’s map it out and prepare to implement and manifest . A call to action is emerging from the Universe, calling you to freedom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE GREAT AMERICAN SOLAR ECLIPSE: A CALL TO QUEENSHIP

The wind is roaring through the trees here in Marin County, the sun alternating between brightness and clouded. It already feels eerie and anticipatory for tomorrow’s cosmic event. It will be a psychic event as well, a time of completions and new beginnings. Imagine what is possible. And I must add, as I sit at Peet’s cafe, typing, that “The Age of Aquarius” by the Fifth Dimension is playing. Magic is afoot!

The solar eclipse that will happen tomorrow is called the Great American solar eclipse. It is the first total eclipse whose path is entirely within the United States since the birth of our country in 1776. It is the first time in 99 years it will be visible across the entire country. And yes, you may have heard it has a direct impact on the current President’s natal astrological chart. We do not know exactly what the effects will be. (I imagine he will be gone by October). The shadow of leadership has fallen on our country. The original sin of our country’s founding, our genocidal history with Native peoples, with slavery and festering racism, with the exclusion, fear and hatred of women, has been revealed. It is not just the character of one man. It is the original sin at the roots of our country.

What then are we called to do? Because this solar eclipse is in the sign of Leo, under the fixed star Regulus “the heart of the lion”, it is a call to reclaim our authority, sovereignty, dignity and courage to lead from the heart of hope. To bring our original medicine into ascendence for healing, wholeness, beyond dualities and conflict. It is a wake up call to work together, as “We, the People”, to create a more perfect union. To bring our heart’s hope into the future we imagine is possible. It is happening. It just happened in Boston, in the heartfelt responses and growing courage of leaders after the Charlottesville tragedy.

In the horrifying events of Charlottesville, and the equally horrifying responses of our American President, the shadow of American history is exposed at its very roots. The shadow of our original sin. In response, we bring our original medicine. There is an alignment in this eclipse with the fixed star Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation –the heart of the lion. Regulus moved into Virgo in 2012. The virgin Queen. The feminine ruler. This is the energy of the Goddess available to us now.

 Beginning in 2012, and resonant with the prophecies of Native American and other indigenous cultures, the star of leadership is shifting to the Feminine. Awaken your royal heart and be bold, courageous. This is a time of quickening, of acceleration. Everything is up for review (Mercury in retrograde). Release all that is not essential. Honor the old beliefs, the wounds, the old story, but hold to what you love. Be fierce as a mama lion for all of that. Especially release the old story of duality and conflict, played out in such ugly ways in current events. Feel empowered by being in the field of unity, oneness, the flow of change and transformation. How fiercely can you love?

The Sabian symbol for this Leo new moon is: A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready to take on human form. This is the divine Feminine rising from the collective unconscious, ready to manifest in visible and fully conscious form.The Sabian symbols came to clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler in 1925 and were transcribed by Marc Edmund Jones. They are symbols for the meaning of each degree of the zodiac. Popularized later by astrologer/philosopher/composer Dane Rudhyar who integrated Jungian depth psychology, Western and Eastern philosophies with astrology in his book An Astrological Mandala: The cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolic Phases.  

In a dream this week, I saw another image that speaks to the current situation: There is a group of us women in a circle, holding scripts for a new screenplay or script which is being written. I call a dream teacher to invite her to join us and am surprised when a particular Jungian analyst answers. I didn’t realize she was interested in the role of the rising Feminine, although I know her to be a strong dreamer. I recover from my surprise, remembering her dream of a powerful, mystical healing which came through chanting with the ocean. I tell her I am good at seeing the patterns, the context, the myth beneath the personal stories. In my dream, the theater we are going to use is just emptying out. Row after row of old white men are filing out towards the front, to the side of the stage. We only see them from the back. Balding gray haired men. We come in with enthusiasm, chattering away, to work on our screenplay or our script, each carrying a piece of the story. Or perhaps each with her own story, which will become the script or the screenplay. We are not on the stage yet. But we have filled the theater. We are almost ready to start rehearsing our parts, our lines. Maybe we are ready for at least a read through.

 [Lion with flowers art: Sally Barlow at Makaio Design. By permission]

How to find your original medicine? Your wild genius? What you have to offer for these times, to create a future in which it will be easier to love? What is the unique ability or talent, the gift you came here to give? As “original medicine” is a concept from indigenous cultures, I like to recall one of the meanings of indigenous: “born from within. This is how you locate your original medicine. Go inward and really claim your own sovereignty. The power you want to rule with. The values you want to live by and bring to the world. Bring your original medicine to this revealed blackness of original sin in the United States. Crown yourself Queen. Each unique creation, invention, expression of our being is essential and irreplaceable. Own your story. Share it. Make it part of the new story we are readying for the big screen, the big stage. Show up. Be visible, be heard. Discover the key and the core of your personal power. It is found by following the compass of your heart.

The solar eclipse erases the old story. Dissolves into the unity of the hieros gamos – sacred marriage of King and Queen. Claim your Queenship. What is it to wear a crown (see the corona of the sun just visible) Make peace with the old. Then shine with your true enthusiasm (filled with the divine – en theos) and imagine the possible. In my dream of the women entering the theater with their scripts, I almost forgot this dream voice, perhaps the stage director, who cautions: ”Steady. Steady”.

The effects of your intentions set now will be felt for the next 6 months to two years.Do not lose heart. Do not flip into despair with each demented tweet you hear. Keep your heart open to the light which is available to you now, open your heart, and shine that into the possible and emerging future. Hold that higher vibration. Hold steady, steady to what beautiful future you can imagine, “a world in which it will be easier to love”.