Decisions, decisions, decisions. Moon out of Virgo and into Libra later today. Watch for passive aggressive behavior and mixed messages. If it's you being passive aggressive and sending mixed messages, stop it. Not wanting to hurt someone hurts them more, so pull the band-aid off fast. If it's you receiving the mixed messages and all kinds of passive aggressive behavior, stop trying to make sense of it and walk the fuck away. I find it very disturbing that the craft is trending, and people are doing spells for what a phone call will accomplish. If 98% of your spell work is about protecting/defending/and/or/making someone see your point of view, than you're missing the point. Change or die.
There is no split between spirit and flesh in the craft; one feeds the other, and one without the other is imbalanced. Any opposite without its other is imbalanced. We are taught to believe that spirit is better than flesh, but we are both spirit and flesh. In this way we are set up from the get go to be at war with ourselves. The human contains the humane, without the human there can be no humane. Debilitate, devalue the human and atrocity is the result. Sacred work strengthens the humane. if something is not humane then it's not spiritual. Healthy ego serves the humane. Healthy ego takes care of self and soul and gravitates towards others who do the same. The work of the witch is NOT about getting rid of ego - you can't do shit without ego.
The sky is on fire with spring and the desire for something radically new is taking hold. Essence begins to find shape. Think new kinds of discipline to set yourself free and laughing so hard tears roll down your cheeks. Trust in fun, trust in the whispers of coming love, trust in the destruction of what no longer works, what no longer matters. If you're having a hard time letting something go, get a big pillow, say you're a dead horse, and beat it for awhile. Know the tender in the day and the tender in the night. Feel the tender in you - sweet vulnerability. Watch a toddler learning to walk. Love beyond all reason but take no shit.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools, Lady K (Katherine Manaan) x0x0x
art by Judithe Hernandez
The Resurrection begins….
Seemingly disconnected memories float to surface. Swim with and explore, refuse to pin down in an attempt to make sense. It's akin to pinning a butterfly to velvet. Dead beauty. Understanding is open ended, never closed. Understanding does not fix in place, understanding opens new vistas. Whatever is pigeon holed will leap out of its own accord. Watch for flying butter.
Chiron moves into Aries 2/18/19. The process of individuation and transformation. You are outside and inside you, bending meaning, creating new skin to hold the resurrecting self. We experience life through the skin. The crucified, dead and buried self, prepares for resurrection without any conscious help from you. A caterpillar does not decide to become a butterfly, it’s just what she does. You do not decide to resurrect, it’s just what you do. Resurrection is as real and common as gravity, your task is to become aware of when it’s happening. Disconnected memories float to surface; pieces of self, real need and fervent desire, splintered off by life are coming home to be reclaimed. As witches say, “Never again the burning.”
Full moon in Virgo, super moon. 2/19/19, 10:54 am est in Virgo
Beast mode energy, think the giant waves at Praia de Norte, Nazare Portugal. (If you don’t know what they look like, google it.) Whatever the crucified self needs to be knocked down so it can resurrect is a done deal. Virgo – think super feminine energy, giant waves of super feminine energy. Vulcan is one of the rulers of Virgo. He is the ugly God of fire and forge and he is in play now, in service to the wheel, forging new shapes of beauty, justice, mercy, and love, in service to life, humanity, and the humane. Ugly forges beauty. Essence and understanding groove deeper with each new line bending, new shapes like new skin to hold a resurrected world. We experience life through the skin.
The rock solid promise of the birth of a new narrative, resurrecting self, resurrecting world, outside an old paradigm that no longer serves. A brand new narrative. Deeply love and approve of yourself and no longer compare your insides to other people’s outsides. Seemingly disconnected memories float to surface; return, return, return. Watch for flying butter.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools. Kat x0
art by Maurice Prendergast
Daily Ingredients: 2/14/19 - 2/16/19
Full moon energy building. We are energetically smack in-between the end of winter and beginning of spring. Odd energy, a little off, circling like unsure whirlpools. Give your mistakes a party; under every mistake is a kind of emotional courage that can't be bought or taught. Emotional courage is simply the courage to have and express your true feelings, whether they're pretty or not. Add the not-so-pretty to the mistakes party guest list.
Drama that occurs over the next three days will be triggered by your emotional courage and the people who take issue with it. Walk away even if you're right. Go ahead and hold the possibility of burning bridges, but don’t do it yet. You don’t want to burn a bridge out of anger, hurt, or threat. You burn a bridge because it’s the sane, rational thing to do. Where I grew up we used to say, “cut bait and get on with it.” Things will be much clearer next week, and you will gut know whether to burn a bridge or cut bait. Mars is busy so if you're feeling irritated, let yourself be irritated, just don't beat anyone up with it. Pretend you're the Queen, or the King, and you are irritated because someone is screwing with your queen/king/dom. Feel free to yell, "Off with his (or her) head!" behind closed doors. Then make love to self.
We don't stop what we're doing and go back to love; we stop where we are and find the love in the moment. In the drama in the moment, where's the love? In the every day in the moment, where's the love? Begin to hold the - where's the love? - question. Remember: you are someone’s guiding light, you are someone’s great love, you are someone’s best friend. They see you.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools. Katherine Manaan
Art by Rindu Kasih