Hello my darlings,
As I write this, the dark moon is edging the day. There is a new moon, Friday August 30th, that’s two new moons in a month and yes, that’s unusual. The last three months have been heavy for my beloved clients and just about everyone I know. There’s been a lot of having to make decisions around what is best for you; ergo confrontation and conflict. Maybe with others, maybe with your own self, maybe both. To hurt or be hurt, that’s been the question. Do I have the courage to live my truth or do I live according to the needs of others? It’s very easy to tell you, to tell myself, to live my truth; however, the reality of living one’s truth is not easy. There’s the desire to smooth over, to gloss, to make excuses in order to skip what you know to be true.
So many times what we know to be true runs completely counter to the way we’re relating to self and others. Generally this is met with, “I don’t want to be judgmental.” But life, my loves, is a judgment call; we weigh the facts, the pros and the cons, and make a decision. The question becomes, “Is this what I want to do? Is this the path I want to take?” New Age thinking, which is simply Panglossian optimism on steroids, will tell you that if it's meant to be, it will be easy. Sometimes change is so easy, it makes you howl with joy. Other times it’s like what-the-fuck is this fresh hell? The point is: change is not always easy, it's not supposed to be, and in the coming month, big changes are upon us. Each of you know in our gut which way to go; it's written on your soul. But if the noise gets so loud you can't hear it and/or you’re needing clarification, then schedule a reading, and we’ll get the heart of what you want more than anything in the world.
Magick is a means of energetically impacting your reality to your benefit, harming none and benefitting all. The summer eclipse season made abundantly clear what you needed to get rid of. The Virgo season, which is now, is about the action of letting go. It’s not even going to be that hard, it’s a gut recognition that this is NOT working for me anymore and you will find yourself easing away. Trickster energy, that’s what this is. Rabbits slip underground and pop up behind the enemy. Roadrunner, simply painted new tunnels to get away from Wiley Coyote. Roadrunner and Wiley Coyote are points at opposite ends of the same line; meaning, they contain the same ingredients. In the next month you’re containing both Road Runner and Wiley Coyote. There is no room for lack of love right now. Be very specific about what you love; this is not some kind of naive-diffuse-airy-fairy-watercolor love. This is Earth love; this is Earthed love. Rooted in the life-giving dark.
The Triple Goddess – Maid (child), Mother (Fertility/responsibility) Crone (wisdom) — is part of the cultural gestalt. Few know of the Triple God – Young Lord (child), Father (protector/warrior), and Sage (widom). The Crone is eternal, ancient spinning wisdom, the Sage comes to wisdom through life experience, traveling the wheel of life. The Sage, the Dark Lord, was buried standing to return when He is called and He is very powerful right now. Man and his kind do not represent what He is, and most women don’t have a clue that He is the defender of the ways of His beloved, the Goddess. Of love, by love, for love. This is not some watercolor utopia; this is a world that you can touch and taste. This is the ground of ever moving, ever shifting, consciousness. Each of you are currently living through your own balancing, which by autumnal solstice will be in play.
So how to work with Roadrunner, Wiley Coyote energies? Play. Yes, that’s the answer, play. One day pretend you’re Wiley Coyote, another day pretend you’re Roadrunner. Do this for as long as it’s fun. When you are clear on the energies of Roadrunner and Wiley Coyote, hold one against the other in your heart. The energies do not mingle, they do not merge, they press hard against the other. Eventually you will feel a give, new space; a sensation for which there are no words. Familiar but fresh and new, awakening in this time time and place, through you. Reborn through you. Your ever evolving, ever growing authenticity, is born through you. That’s how you’ll know who and what to let go of; anything, anyone that weakens, that debilitates your authentic expression of self.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools. Kat x0x0x0x0
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Full Moon Blessings, 11:59 am est in Aquarius. Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Green Corn Moon. I’m going with the red. This energy will last for the next three days.. If you can misunderstand something, you probably will. If you can take something personally, you probably will. Don't act out on it. Remarkably painful sensitivity is a result of the sharp cut of needed change; out the cut shadow flies free. Stuck is a distorting lens. Personal responsibility can be a real pain in the ass. The desire to float, to be free without the demands of others. The conscious release of control, the cruise director. The shattering of expectations.
The desires of the collective rooted in a reality that is no longer. You - the micro - reflect the macro - the world. Rage and grief and the insistently stupid = fingernails up the chalkboard. Where is hope? How to break free? A Catholic priest once told me, "Faith is a verb Miss Witch. You have faith, you have no faith, you have faith, you have no faith." “Sounds cyclic to me,” I said, "this thing they call faith." He arched an eyebrow. "Where are you on on hope?" He asked. "Depends on the day," I said. "Sounds cyclic," he said, and his Jesus and my Goddess laughed.
Duality is real, everything contains it's opposite. Owning duality is a stop on the way to living the triplicity of a thing. Opposing colors dance, rearranging, coming together, coming apart, like ink on muslin, expanding into shapes you can't possibly predict. The old frame, the old container cracks. There was never a better time to work with the sacred. Never. To be absolutely willing to change everything, throw all the pieces to the wind. Live free of decisions; they'll come soon enough. Organic, unto you. Fast and easy answers are bullshit. Truth takes time and you'll never have all of it; a bit here, a bit there, attracting the next bit and the next.
Quietly draw your line in the sand and get on with it. You cannot impose order on chaos, you can however work with chaos, create with threads of chaos. Draw the thread. Step outside everything you've been programmed to believe. it's not like you don't know what that is, and when the grief and/or the rage threatens to drag you down, say out loud: not today you fuck, not today.
Remember: Love contains all - beauty, ugly and everything in between. Magick done at this full moon will manifest by Samhain. Begin with Tree of Life and make sure She’s giant redwood strong before the working. Courage my darlings.
Live loud, love fierce and suffer no fools,
Katherine Manaan Bent Priestess x0x0x0
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