I believe Friday the 13th was hijacked many moons ago so that we feel an imprint of fear on this day. In fact, so many sacred moments in time and spaces on our Earth were hijacked for these exact reasons. As we travel the terrain we find many churches on intersections of ley lines that were holy spaces for the old religions, tended with love and care. Here in the United States many of our cities are built on Native American sacred grounds. We have been living under a culture amnesia and Uranus in Taurus (more to come in future Venusian love note editions) is about to wake us up in a fierce way.
As we shift the paradigm, may we welcome this day of the Goddess in a conscious way. She is We, and all are welcome at the table of the Goddess. We are building a new paradigm that serves all.
13 is significant to the Goddess as we have 13 moons each calendar year, and therefore menstruating women have 13 lunar cycles each year. The blood transports our nourishment and our vitality, while containing the imprint of our personal stories. And like a woman shedding, the moon sheds. This weekend we enter the Dark phase of the Moon, in preparation for the Aries New Moon Sunday night at 9:57 pm EST.
The Aries New Moon lives up to the imprint that each one of 2018 has offered thus far. It is powerful and profound. Our intentions have the momentum of Mercury’s wings, as the hermaphrodite God goes direct this Sunday in Aries. Also this New Moon has the powerhouse transpersonal planet Uranus in Aries tightly conjunct, shaking and waking us up to our destiny.
This lunar energy is about an inner revolution that we are being asked to seed as Chiron is in his final karmic degree of completion in Pisces. Chiron will dip his toe in Aries next Tuesday April 17th. This is very significant, as we are in the cauldron of transformation, facing a tipping point in our ability to make great change, to go to the roots of our identities. And we are sealing a 7 year cycle with Uranus in Aries. Since 2011 each lunar cycle in Aries have sparked a Uranian desire to become agents of radical change in our own lives, and this is the last opportunity to ride this energetic current for roughly 80 years.
Earlier this week, my friend Constance sent me a photo of this beautiful Passion flower growing on her land, in Luc Sur Aude, Southern France. We will stay with her for a week on the Grail and the Goddess pilgrimage this August. Constance has over 300 acres of organic olive trees and an abundance of herbs including lavender, rosemary, and thyme. When I met Constance we immediately felt a connection. She grew up in a Waldorf family and both of her parents are Eurythmists. She is an artist and very passionate about the stewardship of Mother Earth.
At Castillou the rose is their symbol of sovereignty. It is as if Mary Magdalene herself has brought us here. It feels so appropriate that this Passion Flower burst into bloom this week and that Constance sent a photo of this flower. Passionflower dissolves nervous tension and there is always a leap of faith required of each participant when she commits to join a global pilgrimage.
All of the primal fears rise to the surface when you commit to great change and transformation. The primal imprints of fear, lack of self worth, and insecurities have the great opportunity of being stripped away during a life altering pilgrimage where you are removed from the day to day distractions. And in these times, this work is necessary.
Passionflower essence invokes spiritual insight and I feel this essence goes hand in hand with the energies of the Aries New Moon. We have the ability to anchor in a new foundation for the next 28 ½ days and through the Wheel of the Year, as this moon in the beginning of a new astrological year.
My prayer is that each one of us may commit to living life from the highest integrity, so that we may consciously root a new paradigm for our generations to come. The views of reality we are spoon fed through media are so old, so outdated, so stale, so apocalyptic, and humanity is so much more than these narratives.
The Aries New Moon supports wishes around blazing new trails, authenticity, autonomy, courageous leadership, vitality and a healthy brain. I invite you to write your intentions on the exact time of the New Moon--Sunday night at 9:57 pm or after. Write at least 2 and up to 10, and as you craft your words, consider more than just this lunar cycle, consider entirety of the next 13 moons. If you are feeling the Call to join our Grail pilgrimage, scribe it to be so! Email me for any questions you may have about our epic journey.
Venusian New Moon blessings of prosperity and vitality,