Today Mars enters fiery mutable Sagittarius for the next couple of months. With this energy and our seasonal progression into Imbolc, we have much inspiration available to us to take action. This is a time of year that we are working with our abilities to manifest while remembering our intuitive wisdom and all we have gained from the Otherworld from Samhain through Yule.
Imbolc is the Festival of Earth Awakening. Many candles are lit in honor of the returning of the light as the Sun’s shine increases each day. One may reflect on how a candle may share it’s flame and at the same time still brightly shine. Lighting candles is a sign of our intentional focus, our divine spark, our unique gifts, our creativity and our intuition.
Imbolc is also aligned with the Jewish festival Tu Bishvat. This festival is honored as the New Year of Trees. The rebirth of the trees is celebrated with a seder of nuts, fruits and wines as edible symbols for the Four Worlds of Creation, an invocation for all of life’s abundance. On Tu B'Shvat, the tree's sap has gone up into the tree and begins to cause the tree to bud, a sign that the tree will bear fruit.
This is a sacred time for healing and reclaiming what has been forgotten.
What does your ancestral lineage long for you to remember?
These times are important for staying grounded, as we have a potential to be fast and furious with Mars in Sagittarius. And the Eclipses are here, which elevates us into a higher octave of letting go and sowing new beginnings. Eclipse season officially began with the Capricorn New Moon on January 16 and will continue through the Pisces New Moon on March 17th.
This upcoming Wednesday we welcome Imbolc, Tu B’Shvat and the Supermoon Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo which will illuminate our growth opportunities while aligning us with the heart of the truth. Join me next Wednesday for my weekly class at West Asheville Yoga in honor of the Supermoon and these potent energies.
On February 15th we may expect the New Moon in Aquarius Solar Eclipse to activate each one of us in a major way, as it is a cosmic mirror to last August’s Total Solar Eclipse in Leo.
As we approach the Supermoon of next week, this is a wonderful time to witness all that is being revealed.
How have you shifted since this past summer?
What needs to be dissolved?
What is ready to be birthed through enlightenment?
The signs that the Earth are stirring are found within Nature. This is a time to prepare inwardly for the transformation ahead. Divination, candle gazing, scrying and clairvoyance are potent during this season. May you plant your ideas and give them space to germinate with meditation, poetry, song and art.
Call upon your guides, spirit protectors and healthy ancestors for support. They can only assist if you ask! As Caroline Casey says, “We vote for reality with our imaginations”.
Superbluemoon blessings and bounty.