The New Moon Capricorn: Swallowing the Bittersweet Medicine | JAN 16TH, 2018

The New Moon in Capricorn:

Swallowing Capricorn’s Bittersweet Medicine

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PREFACE: 

On the night of January 16th, 2018, the first New Moon of the Year will come in the Earthy sign of mountain climbing Capricorn. 

However a couple of weeks ago a piece of ..something …flowed out of me randomly and so quickly that I had to jot the whole thing down in the “Notepad” app on my phone at the kitchen table. After it was written, I had been waiting for the “right time” to share it publicly. I knew that it needed time to just…brew, as it was. After a while, I began to sense it was meant for the New Moon….and then leading up to this time as I felt barren with words and very ill in health ( almost as cold and stiff as Saturn itself), there was more confirmation. 

Even though this contains none of the typical astrological jargon I’m used to sharing each Lunation, it remains none the less the thing I feel compelled to share with you at this time. Letting the earthen rocks of it land where they may with you. Or completely roll past. It is your choice.   

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I am the patriarchs worst nightmare; a failed experiment. 

For I am the incarnation of everything they tried to smother out and yet everything they tried groom into perfection, enfleshed within one body. 

A Storm, a Hurricane; Brewing. Waiting. Learning. Growing.

They failed to kill the memories that would ultimately lead to their destruction for they failed to remember these powerful secrets of existence: that the body always remembers and it speaks in brilliant tongues, a language which they never understood only because they chose to forget that which we never could as Women. 

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Our modern world is great: technology makes things efficient and we can reach people across the world at all times in seconds. We have acquired so much through Modern Medicine and I love me a Target run, a Netflix binge and an amazon prime order as much as the next person. 

It’s also been a stellar channel for access to the type of healing work that needs to be done and programmed into our bodies and minds. Lewis, It’s been stellar access to programming we need to leave behind too though! 

While there is so much to be grateful for with our Modern comforts and innovations, daily magic or as i and my peeps like to call it, grounding, has become a luxury. Modern innovation Is also why and how the self help industry and spirituality and yoga and what not got its start too, in its own weird way. We still recognized the need for self care. 

But Our modern programming operates from a very upper body place, from our heads and our minds. And it’s made for some cool shit but we’ve, in the process, in many ways lost connectivity to our bodies, to the earth, to the ground, to the daily magic of cooking a meal, making tinctures, putting hands to a body, cutting wood and touching dirt. 

The Modern iterations of Yoga and meditation (I May or may not be talking about the over commercialized white people “versions”) was the first step, sort of, back into the healing integration we need. 

The commercialized self help and spiritual industries still come from this very upper body space, leaving a lot to be craved and have left many of us bitching and moaning (rightfully so imo - y’all prob knew better at some point! I know I did) at the Life coaches and meditation teachers that failed to deliver the Life and body of our dreams they promised if we just spent $20,000 to work with them. 

What has been missing is, in my humble understanding, the Witch. I pray to Goddess that if you’re reading this you’re not thinking “ugly old warty evil bitch in the woods. Otherwise there may be no hope of you understanding what I’m really getting at currently, so turn back. Revisit this later. 

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Back to The Witch. 

The shadow. The soil. The sticky heat. The texture. The grit. The cycles. The untamed. The wild. The hands to material creating a thing. The fresh smell of vegetation. The cold chill of a settled snow. The seasons. The blood that falls from the body without a wounding. The bread making. The butter churning. The family. The dark womb. The gatherings that didn’t involve arguments over money or drugs or power deceptions. 

The healer. The artist. The creatrix. The mother. The bitch. The lover. The alchemizer. 

Oh sure past civilizations fucked way up and we can all appreciate the invention of plumbing and the awareness that washing of hands and showering is a great idea,   etc. 

But it’s almost as if we threw the baby out with the bath water because we just got so up in our heads believing that’s where all the genius must come from. This shift surely has its own intricate backstory. Which at this time I would like to state: just because I’m not currently offering dates, events, names and “facts” doesn’t make what I’m sharing any less true. And you know it. So hold onto your shame loving tits, as I’m doing too. Because hey even I still get insecure about sounding all rational and shit. 

As patriarch rose through the help of monotheistic religions, with that big old man in the sky, logic became favored over religion, money over barter, the rich over the community, mind over matter, brain over body. And so on. 

This didn’t suddenly happen, it was programmed and reprogrammed to yeah I’m going to say it, control.  And it certainly made its convincing arguments so people would question their judgement or beliefs (which is not necessarily a bad thing intrinsically when used with care - especially nowadays - it’s how this is being written). But then they would go into doomsday fear. And people make weird decisions when in fear. 

You are seeing a REAL rise in Witchcraft once more because of this. Especially from those of us who got totally mindfucked and jaded by the light and love movement and always felt like we were getting it or doing it wrong and had to think in a linear way in order to have a miracle healing and shoot rainbows out of our asses for-ev-er. The patriarch is embedded everywhere. Clever fucker, I’ll give it that. 

You are seeing women and the other “societal outsiders” like minorities and LGBTQ pop up everywhere desiring to make tinctures, oils, food art, engage with social justice and make businesses that honor the gift of the feminine. All done with their own expression of the “something else” in mind. 

Desiring to not live in a linear way and find jobs or create jobs that honor the natural cycles that govern the animal of our being. The cycles by which the very earth and nature follow, yet we try so hard to deny screaming fears around it making us brute, barbaric and even more violent. As if we have all left those behind just because we have an iPhone in our hands and have created charities to give through. 

There is a resurgence here but not for a trend, or for commercialization. Don’t let them fool you into that programming too. There is a reclaiming of the Witch because there is indeed a cultural and spiritual and mental paradigm shift happening for us. The arousal of “whatever the fuck we are doing is not working, for real” has spread, has become more visceral and less easy to hide. The pimple is ready to be popped. 

Like the New Moon moving into the Full Moon phase, that which was hidden is reaching the light and for our dauntless and sometimes ugly honoring. 

The Witch is not going anywhere. It’s been awakened once more, another several layers deep in the cells of every woman you know, every queer, every minority, and the men that are finally starting to listen. Like boils, it’s rising to the surface of our skin, an itch no longer able to be ignored. It must be scratched and ...then maybe applied with some millennial endorsed organic coconut oil. 

The Witch will demand that structures and containers are created for their magic to fucking thrive. 

She will utilize her economic power to revolutionize. 

She will do this by opening up her own businesses, probably centered around various forms of hands on creativity and healing knowing the next generations need these elixirs that will reprogram the fuck out of this world. 

She will run them with a feminine cycle in mind. 

She will not be an endlessly producing teet that you can suckle from without permission or respect. 

She will demand the nourishment, celebration and equality that she truly needs in order to conjure this very healing milk we all are in desperate need of. 

Yet, She will maintain her knowingness  that you are not entitled to her energy whenever you want it. 

The Witch will reconnect to the daily ritual magic we have pushed aside as not as important as the bottom line. 

She will take her sweet ass time the same way Dita Von Teese approaches the art of a striptease. 

She will work her craft in the manner that suits her soul and work magick that will blow up the pictures that have you desperately wanting to tell her “that’s not how this works, sweetie.” “Actually it is,” she will respond. 

The Witch will blow the spiritual self help industry as we currently know it into pieces. Instead calling us back down to the core of the earth and to the molten lava it oozes and have us dressing and making sounds like a damn heretic pagan. 

The Witch will demand that the slowness of the body be honored instead of mined by the corporate clowns. 

The Witch will be relentless in her quest to integrate the shadow, the darkness knowing that this is how you truly cultivate that which is luminous. 

The Witch will heal what thousands of years of abuse have done to us all. But only if we surrender through truly, deeply listening to the pulse of embodiment once more. Only until we dance like bonfires in the night. Only until we realize that by honoring collective safety, we will also cultivate our own too and that we can do this without killing our energy. 

There is so much just hovering under the surface right now and if we keep the Witch within engaged, that change y’all have been “downloading” may actually come to pass. And then this long overdue new age may become real. 

Or maybe none of this will happen. 

Either way, the Earth WILL consume us whole. It’s just a matter of how we’d like to be eaten. 

For Hell Hath No Fury like the Witch Awakened©

 

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Expanded Intimate Desire; The Jupiter & Venus Conjunction in Scorpio November 13th, 2017

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Today Jupiter and Venus meet up in Scorpio, penetrating the vibe of this week with thoughts of intimacy, depth, expansiveness, and yes....penetration of the literal or proverbial sense. 

Scorpio is the sign of sacred transcendent sexuality and expression, the taboo, the occult, the deep psyche, the shadow, the Underworld, death, rebirth, alchemy, and dark magic as well as joint finances, taxes, loans, inheritances and legacies.

Scorpio get's off on such serious topics and reminds us of the parts of ourselves that just KNOW what we desire, what we want. We may not have words for it, but we feel it in those lower sacral energy centers swirling about tugging on the flesh there, intoxicating us with aroused sensation on what direction to move it. Scorpio reminds of how we DO know what we want underneath all the bullshit we've got layered on.

Scorpio reminds us of the Power of Knowing our Inner Desires Intimately.

This is the last full official week of the Season of the Witch (although it's really a year long exploration with Jupiter here), and the lessons are coming in relentlessly this week. 

You'll hear many astrologers proclaim this day (Nov 13th) as the "luckiest" day for love because Jupiter and Venus together is like a smorgasbord of beauty, creativity, joy, pleasure and indulgence. And this may be so for some of us, but Scorpio isn't exactly the light, fluffy, all pink everything type. Scorpio will be more demanding of us today, and likely this week as we lead up into the New Moon in Scorpio on Saturday. 

Scorpio reminds us to go deeper with Jupiter and Venus. There is another force sailing the ship here and it's the desires we've kept under lock and key. You may not be cognizant of this inner compass (yet) but she is there, with a string tied to the sacral chakra...directing us where to go.

Shakira was right..."Hips Don't Lie". But this is not a time to act recklessly, to fuck everything in sight, or to get caught up in a romance that depletes your power, your force. This is not just about being "sexy". 

No, this day is ushering in a reclaiming of sexual creative force that has been in an energetic lull. This is reminding us that we've been programmed to view sex in certain ways only. To want it, but to feel bad about it. To think of it one dimensionally, but to complicate it with media, dating rules, and shaming.

Sexual energy has been endlessly buried beneath bullshit for far too long, it's been contorted, it's been energetically raped just as there have been physical rapes pervading in the shadows. And now you're seeing the veils drop publicly, especially since Jupiter entered Scorpio just a month ago. No more hiding the deviant and predatory behavior of the Harvey Weinstein's and the Kevin Spacey's. None of us can hide from this, Scorpio will find us either way. 

And that is the magnetizing mystery of Scorpio; she incarnates as the perverse, will try to hide out in the shadows, undercover and yet she always finds herself for she is the forever tempted investigator that enjoys the tease she naturally alchemizes. It's like the Ouroboros, the serpent that eats it's own tail in a never ending cycle of creation and destruction, and hide and seek. 

Jupiter & Venus in Scorpio will illuminate the week with the mysteries far and wide, shallow and deep. It's as if they showed up in the Underworld like it was a fabulous costume party and are not stunned by what they see, but endlessly intrigued. It's a masquerade ball in a gigantic mansion filled with nooks and crannies to freely explore and indulge in. They are not fearful, but know that this will not only be a night of fun, but also one where they learn deeply lessons they do not yet understand but know are waiting for them and so they allow their arousal to guide them with discernment. 

This is the ideal situation anyone, for both Venus and Jupiter tend to see the pleasure in any pain. And Scorpio can bring that doesn't of stinging medicine for-literally-ever, in all the forms. 

This is the week to be honest about the nature of your desire for intimacy. If you want passionate union within your relationships, take the risk and set the ambiance to conjure that magic. You can do this alone or with another. This is the time to claim and embody the longing from the sacred sacral space that may have been ignored. 

Society is starting to know better, finally. We are starting to realize the need to become intimate with what sexual energy means to us. That it is something that has been used and abused and it will stand no longer. It's time for all sexual orientations to reclaim this part of themselves. And I feel this Jupiter and Venus day will be a peak into what is possible when we release shame and guilt from these off hidden areas of life. You need not show everything off to the world for this to become more real to you, you just need to be willing to show up and walk deeper with this energy. 

This week I encourage you to do what you need to do to arouse and wake up your sensations of desire. Desire is not a dirty thing, it's a longing we have..that will often demand our attention in a myriad of ways until we give it some satisfaction of expression.

It's the oppression of our honest desires that often leads to all the trouble.

It must be said: no, this is not about the justification of violence, assault, or hideous behavior that creates harm unto others.

Desire need not be of physical sexual interaction only, we desire many things.

When I speak of Desire, I'm also speaking to Arousal which is defined "to stir to action, or strong response" and "to awaken, to wake up" . So the sensation of arousal in the body, that tingly...oooooo...yes that...the awakening in the body....the flush across the skin when we see or hear or experience something we want..for that thing we want feels like a reflection of whom we actually are underneath it all, that sometimes fleeting moment of knowing we have fully met ourselves...this is really what Desire is. 

So this week, let your Arousal be your compass to the world.

Witness and spy upon what Turns Your Soul On and has you coming into contact with that Powerful Inner Witch you inherently are. The one that has been through Hell and back, several times. And is more wicked and wonderful each time. 

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Some Tunes from my Personal Playlist I'll be gyrating to all week:
 

  • "Two Weeks" & "Hours" by FKA Twigs  

  • "Take Me to Church", "To Be Alone", "It Will Come Back", "Foreigner's God" by Hozier

  • "The Culling" by Chelsea Wolfe

  • "#1 Crush" by Garbage "

  • "Dig" by Linda Strawberry  

  • "Desire" & "Monster" by Meg Myers

  • "Out of the Black" by Royal Blood

  • "Bad Omen" by Sofia Karlberg

  • "Often" & "Dark Times" by The Weeknd

  • "Underdog", "Fuck with Myself", "Lovesick", "Weaker Girl" and "Goddess" by Banks 

  • "I Miss You" by Adele

  • "Fighter" "Stripped" by Christina Aguilera 

  • "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades" by Brand New "Mouth" by Bush

  • "Trøllabundin" by Eivør

  • "Figure 8" Ellie Goulding

  • "Criminal" by Fiona Apple

  • "Leave My Body", "Seven Devils", "Which Witch", "Girl With One Eye", "Kiss With a Fist", "Drumming Song" by Florence & the Machine "Strange Love" by Halsey

  • "Magdalena" "Thinking of You" "Over" "Pet" by A Perfect Circle

  • "REV 22:20" & "The Underworld" by Puscifer 

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Hope your week is arousing <3