Full moon, Worm Moon, Sunday 3/28, 2:48 pm, in Libra.
I haven't written WitchSpeak since the pandemic began. But this morning I was seized, seized I tell you (!) with: Write. This. Now. We all swim in the same energetic waters, and the energy at the moment feels other worldly; I see soft, sunny, pulsing flow, I feel deep turbulence. Reality, or what is commonly accepted as reality looks the same, the tenderness of young spring beauty outside my window, my cats Finn and DollyMa getting to know each other, but there's still some kind of odd disconnect, a “this is not quite real,” sensation, and thin grind of apprehension. I am not one to skip my feelings, even the so-called ugly ones, though late 20th century spirituality sees them as negative with the absolute power to create your reality. This is utter bullshit. I hold true the witches' axiom that everything contains its opposite, not in terms of opposing but in terms of compliment, and that one without other is useless. The dance of balance is the result and the dance is eternal. No one point in the dance is superior to the other; each step is of equal importance.
There is more change riddling through the collective consciousness right this very moment, than there has been in my 60 some years on the planet. What scares me is the fact that people are becoming what they’re fighting and yet another nasty form of totalitarianism is being born. The flip side of resistance is divisiveness and divisiveness is worked by the will of the powers that be. The powers that be could not exist without divisiveness; it’s key to the maintenance of structural power. Structural power is what I call Dick Cheney power, the power of one over the many – the unmistakable reality that the many live to serve the one. That structural power is coming down is quite real – replacing the old structure with new players however isn’t going to work.
The collective consciousness, of which each of us are an expression, is seeded with the idea that we are vibratory beings with the ability to create our own reality. (This has devolved into blaming the victim/oppressor, but that’s another post.) What is clear is that the best and the worst of mankind (and each side and their followers think their side is the best side) have each other locked in place without a means of transformation. We are living through a paradigm change – from the ideal of mankind to the reality of humanity. What the witch knows is that action without a corresponding vibration doesn’t work, the vibration has to be present before the action, or the action cancels itself out. If I want more money, more inspiration, more justice etc., I have to find the feeling of having more money, more inspiration, more justice etc., inside me first. When its strong, real as Finn’s purr, that’s when I do the spell. You know it’s strong enough when you’re NOT doing the spell as solution to a problem, but because this-feels-so-good-I-want-more-of-it.
A witch seeks balance in all that she does. Balance is not static; balance moves, it swings high, it swings low, it swings ambivalent. Full moon in Libra and the sign of Libra is the scales. Libra is ruled by Venus, Goddess of Love. Something within is seeking right and perfect balance based on a new interpretation of an old theme which is showing up in your life once again. It’s an up and down see-saw for sure, but rather than punishing self and finding fault with self, and thinking if I’d only done this, that, or the other, and/or why won’t they act the way I want them to so I can feel better, ask what is the humane way for me to handle this?
The answer is step away. Take yourself off the hook, and think of one small thing (or large) that makes you feel good, rather than chewed gum stuck on the steps to the F train. To obsessively think about what makes you feel bad, and why it makes you feel bad, and that’s why your life is the way it is, is of no help at all. You’re like a car with your wheels stuck in the mud and getting more stuck with every debilitating, invalidating thought. Let the tiny thing (or large) that makes you feel good (even if it’s blowing someone up) segue into something else that feels good and then into something else, and so on and so on. The ugly stuff is not denied, repressed, or pushed into shadow where it will continue to fester and eventually call the shots of any and all behavior. The ugly is still there, but having shifted your focus onto the complement of other, you’ve taken its power away.
That, my darlings, is how you begin to create a new reality; a delicious, nutritious, fun, kind, beautiful world that makes your heart sing out loud. That, my darlings, is how to work the energies of the paradigm shift and strengthen the New Humanity taking shape.
We are only as strong as our joy, not our pain, not our suffering. Suffering and pain are part of life. I have lived there and left there, and will no doubt return again for I am witch and ever open and opening to all my feelings, shifting focus from one to other, when the time is right. Each feeling holds the gift of power, I dance the connection and know that right use of power is love made visible. Spring is! Rebirth is! We are One in the heart of Goddess, living in the waters that ever river and flow between Her and Her beloved the God.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools.
Love beyond all reason. Katherine Manaan x0x0x0x0
Art: Kiki Smith