The Snake Goddess is a version of the Primordial Goddess that can be found from many cultures across Earth, including Ancient Egypt and India. I deepened my connection with her in college when I met the Paleolithic Goddesses of Ancient Europe. The snake and the spiral are seen as one and the same in the art of Old Europe dating back to 5000 BCE.
Snakes conjure up vitality, rejuvenation, mastery of Kundalini, the ability to face death and walk through the fire into rebirth. The Snake Goddess is a mistress of sacred waters. Much like the dragon, the Snake Goddess rules over life giving waters and moves through a meander of etheric labyrinths. Here you will find a clay sculpture I made in homage to her back in 2002, and Judy Chicago's place setting for her in The Dinner Party.
We are in the midst of major karmic completion during these times. The astrology has written it all over the stars. Today Venus (who is fresh from her 40+ day rebirth) opposes Uranus at his degree of karmic completion of a cycle we began back in 2011. This dynamic is pushing us to grow with the Nodes of Fate, fresh on the Cancer and Capricorn axis. These Nodes of Fate are directing each one of us to a completion of a cycle that began around 2000-2001. Essentially we are all in a time of dramatic shifts and a major crossroad. The choices we make will greatly affect our life paths.
Clearly, this is a major time to level up. 2018 is a Nature year of observing what needs to shift, what needs to transform. And 2019 is the year to rewrite your story and anchor the transformation into a new reality on Earth.
Next Thursday we will gather in my temple living room on the Dark Moon of the Dark Moon phase of the year in honor of the Sagittarius New Moon to come. We are in the dark of the dark as we seek the highest Truth and wisdom. Clarity and insight may be found when we sit in stillness and mystery. All who identify as woman are invited to join us in a circle of sacred sisterhood as we share cosmic insights, council, meditation and sound healing.
We may lean on the medicine of the Snake Goddess in these times. There is something that has come to full completion in your life that is ready to be shed. Now is the time to strip away the layers to step even more fully into your own unique and authentic medicine. Your sacrifice, your offering will open the way to greater gifts. We need your medicine now more than ever.
In the beauty way,