Friday June 19th 2020 Blessed Solstice – Magick and Ritual
Solar Eclipse 2:41 am June 21st 2020 in Cancer
New Moon 2:41 am June 21st 2020 in Cancer
Summer Solstice June 20th, 2020
I am off to the Mountain Brook tomorrow for Solstice and to gather brook and river water. Have found olde recipes for holy water, Florida water, and Marie Leveau’s peace water. If you can get out into nature on Saturday, do it. Even it’s raining. And if it’s raining, dig bare feet into the mud. Squish. You might even mark your face with mud and collect some in a little jar for winter. Mixing summer solstice dirt with brook water is a great cure for mid-winter blues.
If you’d like to feel the Sun God at the height of his power, wake up before dawn, tomorrow, Saturday the 20th, and take a seat facing east to watch the sunrise. That’s all you have to do. The energy is overwhelming and you will need waffles or pancakes afterwards to ground and center. Lot’s of syrup and maybe some watermelon to top it off. Oh, oh, and fresh orange juice.
For some reason summer solstice brings up all my pain – I open it to sunlight and I feel better afterwards. Scars are forever, reminders, not meant to control.
Solar eclipse is Sunday the 21st. It’s also new moon and it’s all in Cancer. Nurture, healing, hearth and home, love beyond all reason, moodiness, crocodile tears, the mother, deep-deep-deep healing. Eclipses are about release, letting go – I release ____ and ask that it release me. Everything’s retrograde: feel the space between the breaths, the space between the moments. Cut a ring of fire, a solar circle, say there is no tomorrow, there is no yesterday there is only this moment. I release_____ and ask that it release me. You can release more than one than one thing - go for the core of the issue not the symptom. Dance, dance hard, dance up the primal. Your fire, earth fire, draw down heavenly fire. Primal force explodes through what needs to be gone. The cone takes shape, spiraled tight, layered line on line, every muscle in your body has never been so tense, throw your arms up; pop and drop. Know the mystery.
New Moon big, big changes in the structure of hearth and home and love and loving. We are not here to be more spiritual, we are here to learn what it means to be humane. to self, to others. of course the spiritual is part of the process but it is not the alpha and omega. We are living through a redefinition of the alpha and omega. The snake continues to swallow its tail. After eclipse ritual, still in solar circle feel your heart’s desire. Embody, embody, embody. Pick up a stone from the ground, breath your desire into it and throw in the water or off a cliff. Stretch your arms out and ask the angels of the sun to burn away all obstacles, “desire breaks open the gate, if you’re ready it will take you through….” You will feel the angels of the sun in the third eye, it is blinding light, joyous, big; musically big.
We are halfway round the wheel of the year of forced introspection. What is it to create your own aspirations, your own goals, outside of programming, outside of society’s dictates? What is it to be really free? To love beyond all reason and refuse to collude with toxic niceness, toxic compassion, and toxic non-judgment? What is it to commit and connect heart and soul with another for the long haul? You are someone’s courage, you are someone’s muse, you are someone’s reason for getting up in the morning. Love beyond all reason my darlings.
Katherine Manaan x0x0x0
Twin Gables Inn, Woodstock, New York