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Today’s DIG Diary: Shooting Stars, Get Down to Get Up


WHISPERS 
Laurie Cabot Magic Whisper. Wear Brown. 
DOITGIRL. hang in there. it can happen all at once. 
Song. "Blue Moon," Cowboy Junkies
 
 Blue Moon- Cowboy JunkiesBlue Moon- Cowboy Junkies
DOITGIRL. “I Saw You Standing Alone”
 
WORDS.

I just wanna go back and find that girl I was, half a year after he left me, when everythign was already dark but there was so much further down to go, and I want to go sit by her bed in that dim, dingy bedroom in Brooklyn. It will be after 10 in the morning and she’ll be trying to keep her eyes shut, because she can find no reason to get up, and she is paralyzed, anyway, by what she might have done the night before. I want to hold her head and put a light-filled reiki hand on her back and I want to look her in the cloudy, dead eyes and say, “You are going to survive. You are going to be alright. You are going to ascend. You are going to find the stairway to heaven and you are going to climb it.”

*

In late winter in Virginia, my friend and I were sitting in front of the fire eating dinner and sharing a bottle of red wine. She was telling me about her daughter who going through a hard time, her whole life had been pulled out from under her. 

"But—" she said, pointing at me— "she keeps seeing butterflies."

"That’s wonderful," I said. 

"Well what do you think that means?" she asked me. 

"Well, what does she think it means?" I said. 

"She…she thinks it could be signs that she is going to break out of her cocoon and fly."

"Well, then that’s exactly what it means," I said.

"Good," said my friend, nodding. "Good."

 *

This morning on my way to my friend’s house I stopped at the general store, and the manager and I smiled at each other when we passed by.

"You’re feeling better, huh?" he asked. 

"Gotta get down to get up," I said. 

"Ain’t that always the way," he laughed.

*

Do you know what a starseed is? That is what you very well could be. You could have gone through all of your extended and constant suffering in the first part of your life only to wake up at a predestined time— somewhere between 2006 and now to assist the new earth in its awawkening. Your long-storied and diverse experiences of suffering have enabled your deep understanding and compassion for those who still sleep and suffer. You only want to help. You only want to serve. You only want to save the world. What you are is a lightworker. You know the light is real because you have lived in and survived the dark. If you’re still processing the dark and your life is still falling apart, know it’s about to end, and that you can and will heal and wake up over night. Just keep doing the work. You are healing completely so that you may heal others. 

Last night was a deeply blue night— not sad, not sad at all, but everything was awash in the color blue. The sky was an inky blue, the clothes I wore were all blue, that endless blue ocean was loud enough to hear, and I even saw a rich blue ring around the moon. When I read more on blue, the color of the throat (fifth) chakra, and it seems to be the answer to what I’ve been struggling with, it symbolizes tranquility, peace, self-expression and the ability to communicate my deepest truths. That synchs up with absolutely everything I was seeking last week.

I also came home to myself more than ever under that moon, I came to the realization that despite my gratitude for this inner goddess school I’ve been going through, I shifted and processed through my visits with them until I integrated and came home to myself. It is my work to be weighted here, grounded, sourced and settled as Sarah in this lifetime on this Earth. I truly felt Mother Earth under my feet more so than ever last night. I want to be living this life, in this lifetime, right now. Not planning for it or escaping it. Living it now. I know I have a purpose. I know I’m on my way. Last night as I closed the door to the cabin I stopped and looked up one more time at that glowing blue moon. It beamed, pulsated with its light and seemed to say, “Know This. You are deeply, deeply loved. The energies of the light are working through you. Carry on with your mission.” Just then, a star shot down across the black outline of the trees. 

Love, DIG. 

 

 WORDS

"I have no fear of losing you, for you aren’t an object of my property, or anyone else’s. I love you as you are, without attachment, without fears, without conditions, without egoism, trying not to absorb you. I love you freely because I love your freedom, as well as mine." 
Anthony de Mello 
"Women are wired neurologically as receivers.. attentive to the nuances of voice.. expression.. sight.. and sound around them which register in our bodies as feelings and sensation.. health and wellness. 

Even without the aid of the five physical senses.. women come wired for intuition.. the sixth sense that speaks to us regularly in dreams.. ‘knowings” flashes of insight.. or feelings. 

Men can and do develop these sensitivities.. but for women.. they are a natural gift of our gender.” 
 Joan Borysenko
"A Woman’s Jounery to God"
 

"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."

Buddha

 
"The belief that society exists has sabotaged every effort to change mankind. It is the reason why revolutions have failed. It is about a totally different revolution: the revolution in the heart of the individual." 
Osho 
STARS. 
Positive vibrations come our way as Luna sextiles artistic Venus and determined Saturn. Todays Leo Moon is encouraging us to listen to our heart, and create a way to our dream. Make the day happen, and make it fun getting there. Later this evening, Moon will leave competitive Leo, to enter into analytical Virgo. There’s no doubt that we can find a way that will be in our favor now, if we can just get past our need for perfection.”A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” Mark Twain. Tarot guidance from Two of Wands, Chariot: You’re heading in the right direction. SUZI CAVALLO DRONZEK
 
MOON. 
Light Your Candles with Specific Intentions During the Waxing Moon [Approaching Full]

Now the moon begins her journey to fullness, appearing in the sky at first as a sliver of a crescent moon, nightly increasing to form a horned moon.

As the moon increases, shining ever more brightly on the earth, she symbolizes the eternal rhythm of growth to maturity.

Candles poured during this time vibrate with an energy of increase, hope, rebirth, and gentle light & thus we do work, increasing our efforts to manifest our dreams. [annegeorge]

 

 

OLD TIME DOGGIE LORE 
  1. Being followed by a strange dog - bad luck (especially black dogs).
  1. Alternatively, being followed home by a strange dog might indicate good luck.
  2. A dog walking between a courting couple indicates a quarrel will soon take place.
  3. Black dogs are generally considered unlucky, especially if they cross a traveller’s path or follow someone and refuse to be driven away.
  4. To meet a dog with her whelps was considered in the highest degree unlucky.
  5. It is good luck for dogs to come to your house.
  6. A strange dog coming to the house means a new friendship.
  7. Meeting a dog - good luck (especially Dalmatians).
  8. To meet a spotted or black and white dog on your way to a business appointment is lucky.
  9. Three white dogs seen together are considered lucky.
  10. If a dog does not like a man, it is a sign the man has a bad character.
  11. A greyhound with a white spot on its forehead - good fortune.
  12. A home where a well cared for, happy greyhound lives will never be haunted by malicious spirits.
  13. When a dog is staring intently, at nothing, for no apparent reason, look between the dog’s ears and you’ll see a ghost.
  14. A dog with seven toes can see ghosts.
  15. The ancient Greeks thought dogs could foresee evil.
  16. Howling dogs mean the wind god has summoned death, and the spirits of the dead will be taken.
  17. A dog howling at night is a sign of bad Iuck.
  18. A dog howling for no reason means unseen spirits.
  19. Dogs howling at a crossroads mean the goddess Hecate is near.
  20. A howling dog outside the house of a sick person was once thought to be an omen that they would die, especially if the dog was driven away and returned to howl again.
  21. The howling of a dog four times while under the front porch - harbinger of death.
  22. A dog howling three times means a death has occurred.
  23. A dog which gives a single howl, or three howls, and then falls silent is said to be marking a death that has just occurred nearby.
  24. If a dog howls at night, it is a sign of the death of a friend.
  25. If a dog sits and howls at the moon, it is a sign of death.
  26. The spectral black dog (barguest) - a harbinger of death.
  27. If a black dog appears in your car when you are driving alone, you are in danger of an accident.
  28. Seeing an ambulance is very unlucky unless you pinch your nose or hold your breath until you see a black or a brown dog.
  29. If you are sick, touch a piece of bread to your lips and then give it to your dog. You can detect how serious your condition is depending on whether the dog eats it or not. 
  30. From a elder South Dakota Lakota Sioux Indian: if a member of the tribe would get sick they would lay with a dog and the sickness would transfer from the tribal member into the dog.
  31. One old charm which was often used for childrens’ illnesses was to take some of the patient’s hairs and feed them to a dog in between slices of bread and butter; the ailment was believed to transfer to the animal, healing the patient.
  32. If you have your new-born baby licked by a dog, your baby will be a quick healer.
  33. If a dog eats grass, it is a sign he needs a tonic.
  34. A dog eating grass means it’s going to rain.
  35. If a dog lies on its back, it is a sign of rain.
  36. A dog sitting with crossed fore-paws indicates rain.
  37. Give your dog a bath and it will rain for sure.
  38. Fishermen traditionally regard dogs as unlucky and will not take one out in a boat, or mention the word ‘dog’ whilst at sea.
  39. If the inside of a dog’s mouth is black, it is a sign he is well-bred.
 

Today’s DIG Diary: Ego Battles

warriorofthelight

WHISPERS.
Today’s Laurie Cabot.  Tuesday, March 27: Wear Black. At 10PM write a list of what you want, and place it under your pillow.

Tomorrow’s Laure Cabot. Wednesday, March 28: Wear White. Relax, meditate, cast a spell.

DOITGIRL. Think outside the box. Go further with your thoughts. New fronteirs are waiting.
SONG. "Manifesto," Nahko and Medicine for the People. 
 
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DOITGIRL

I’m still working hard on that 3rd chakra. They are days I am still unsure of my footing, still hear whispers from that old ego saying things you wouldn’t dare say in the light of day to anyone else. Those are the days I’m not fully connected to source because my life has slipped out of balance. Sometimes I do this intentionally,  but like a kid who runs away from home, as soon as I cross the street I wish I hadn’t. I want to be a mountain, I want to stay strong when the wind blows and the tongues wag. I’m working on my third chakra because mostly I’m still a little- or a lot— afraid of really, really living my life. Really asking for what I want. Then really knowing I deserve it. I deserve the best. So do you. We each and every one of us do. We know the best is a two way street. We have to be our best to have our best life. We get what we give. We have to allow our  highest self to take over, and we can’t second guess her. We can’t live our old life while living our new one. It’s time to choose. We have to be fully on the ride. I want to really know peace in my abundance, and not  be afraid it’s going to be pulled out from under the second I settle into it— the way it used to feel in my old life. I want to constantly be in gratitude for my life these days, for all these little and  big miracles happening all the time— without the fear of losing it all ever again. My life is really good. Somedays I’m scared to say it. There is no “other shoe” that’s going to fall for I am in control now. I want to trust my decisions I want to trust my choices. I don’t want to apologize for myself anymore. I want to once and for all shatter my ego, which whispers nasty nothings and tries to keep me down. 

If the voice isn’t speaking with love, if the voice makes you suffer, it’s not Divine. If the voice is judging you or others, or wallowing in the past, it’s the Ego. If it’s a voice or worry, fear or anger, it’s the Ego. If it’s a voice that telling you to “react” or “show someone” it’s the Ego. When you are suffering, the Ego is at work. 

 
"This issue is extremely important. There is a voice within you, that does not wish you well."  Marianne Williamson, on Ego. 
 


MEDITATION
 Third Chakra (The Manipura Chakra, Ten Petal Lotus) Located at the solar plexus, third chakra rules our ASTRAL energies, it is chakra of willpower and our connection to dreamworld.
THIRD CHAKRA THOUGHTS: 
"Third chakra is clear, I have a strong sense of personal power and self-motivation. My power struggles with others are minimal, because I accept responsibility for the creation of my own reality. Therefore, I do not feel victimized or controlled by others. If there is a problem in my life, I realize that "if it comes to me, it is mine to deal with". I have keen decision making abilities, a strong will power, and a good self-image. Since I take charge of my life, I have good health and vital energy. When I can balance Yin and Yang, thoughts and emotions, intuition and intellect, willpower, and surrender to Soul, I can be conscious of the many messages that come to me from the Astral Plane. I’m able to shield myself from the "psychic pull" of others, because I’m able to distinguish my emotions from the emotions of others. I can do this because I have listened to my own Astral World, as it communicates with me through dreams and imagination."

 

 

FIVE WAYS TO CLEAR THE THIRD CHAKRA

Via Spirit Voyage. ”Power. Self-esteem. Gut instincts. Action. Heat. These words all pertain to the third chakra, which is located below the diaphragm in the solar plexus. This chakra is known as the Power Center and physically governs digestion.”

1) Kundalini Yoga for the Third Chakra

Sufi grinds bring space and balance to the third chakra and aid digestion. Simply sit cross-legged on your yoga mat or sheep skin. Hold onto your knees and begin to rotate the navel in clockwise circles for 1-3 minutes. Then switch directions for 1-3 minutes. Exaggerate the circles as much as you can by stretching the body as far as feels comfortable in each direction. Then you will feel the full effect of this solar plexus exercise.

2) Pranayama: Breath of Fire

One of the most simple, quick and empowering yoga techniques I know is Breath of Fire. Even 30 seconds to a minute of rapid breathing through the nose gathers your energy and brings balance to the third chakra. Each quick inhale and exhale creates a natural massage for the intestines.

Sit with your legs crossed. Rest your hands comfortably in your lap. Begin quick breathing in and out through your nose. Place equal emphasis on the inhale and the exhale. Relax the stomach muscles and let your breath naturally move your stomach in and out. Start out with 30 seconds of breath of fire if you are new to this technique. Increase the speed, force and duration of this exercise as you get more comfortable with the Breath of Fire.

(Editor’s Note: Breath of Fire is powered through the navel, not the lungs. To learn how to do it, stick out your tongue and pant like a dog. Then put your tongue back in your mouth, shut your mouth, and breath forcefully through the nose.)

3) Sun Meditation

Research has told us that regular doses of sunlight stabilizes the immune system, strengthens teeth and bones, helps lower cholesterol, and help slow down the aging process, thanks to Vitamin D. It also stimulates the production of serotonin, which helps to fight depression. The pineal gland, which produces melatonin, the chemical that helps us sleep, is also stimulated by the sun.

The sun is an energy source which is unparalleled in our solar system. We absorb its power and healing every day. Meditate on the power of the sun today. Visualize your own sun glowing brightly in your solar plexus for 3-5 minutes. If you are feeling disempowered or tired, you will surely notice an improvement. Let sunlight hit your skin directly if possible while you do this mediation.

4) Herbs and Essential Oils for the 3rd Chakra

Our digestive system transforms our food into fuel, which powers our body. Ginger and peppermint are both potent digestive tonics. Ginger can speed up sluggish digestion, and peppermint is good for the overly full stomach. They can both be used for upset stomachs.

For a third chakra/ digestive massage, mix one drop of ginger oil and one drop peppermint oil with a tablespoon of massage oil or lotion. Lay flat on a comfortable surface. Massage your stomach with this combination. Start with large, sweeping circular strokes and then move into smaller circles, working from the outside of the abdomen in towards the navel.

Ginger root is an excellent food to add to your cooking to bring energy to the third chakra. You might try it sautéed with onions and garlic in your next stir fry. Peppermint leaves can be steeped in hot water as tea, chopped and put into a pitcher of water for a refreshing drink, or simply be chewed.

5) Mantra

A mantra that helps with third chakra healing is Ek Ong Kar. It can be translated to mean “the Creator Created Creation” or “The Creator and the Creation are One” and it can help bring about the realization that the creator and the creation are one. In this week’s yoga, meditation and nutrition for the third chakra, begin to get in touch with your own power to create. Repeat Ek Ong Kar silently to yourself and contemplate its meaning.

 
STARS via Suzi Cavallo Dronzek ”We’re under breezy, friendly skies as Moon moves into socializing Gemini this morning. Interesting chit chats, hanging at the water cooler, and offering kind neighborly acts can all come natural now, giving us a break from our typical ho-hum routines. While communications of all sorts are highlighted, from phone calls, faxes, texts. letter writing, to small trips… we need to remember that Mercury is still retrograde and playing tricks on us. As Moon squares ‘out of tune’ Neptune and argumentive Mars retrograde, breakdowns are possible (just a kind warning) - if we fail to listen or express ourselves incorrectly. A light shines at the end of the tunnel as Luna sextiles daring Uranus and confident Sun. 
“‘When you are willing to show others who you are, you open the door for them to expose their real selves also’.” Orin.
Tarot guidance from Seven of Pentacles, Ace of Cups: Happiness distracts us. 

MOON

Phase. Waxing. 23% Full. Next Full Moon: 9 days. 

WAXING MOON RITUAL via CrystalSecret 

  "Birthing Your Wishes and Desires - Waxing Moon"

Setting aside a few minutes each month during the new moon phase to focus on yours wishes and desires will help give you clarity of mind.  When it comes to setting goals or planning ahead for your future there is no better time to get started than during the new moon. Any intentions stated or written down carries power, so please take care in considering the things that you really want.

The saying “Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.” is fair warning whenever setting your new moon intentions into motion.  The moon has its phases and so do our individual wants and needs.  This is why it is a good practice to rededicate your list of intentions each month when another new moon visits.

Preparation for Upcoming New Moon Manifestation

  1. Set aside 20-30 minutes to do the ritual itself.  
  2. Supply suggestions:
    - notebooks
    - pen and colored markers
    - candle
    - matches
    - incense
    - smudge sticks
    - meditation CDs  
  3. Prepare yourself a sacred space where to perform the ceremony when the new moon arrives.

Setting your New Moon Intentions in Motion

  1. Cleanse your sacred area with an opening prayer, a sage smudging, and/or by burning some incense.
  2. Light one or more candles.
  3. Center your being and calm yourself in whatever way is appropriate for you. Take some deep cleansing breaths, slip in a meditation CD to listen to, and/or leisurely sip on a cup of relaxing herbal tea.
  4. Open your notebook, and date the first page. Write down these words “I accept these things into my life now or something better for my highest good and for the highest good of all concerned.” or something similar. Below your affirmation statement, write down your desires.  Try not to limit yourself; if having many things in your life helps to fulfill you then don’t deny yourself wanting these things - Put them on your list.
  5. During the month when an item on your new moon list comes to you, don’t merely cross it off of your list, take the time to rewrite the list in its entirety eliminating the manifested item from the listing. This is highly recommended. At the same time you may add whatever else that you have decided you would like. Feel free to reword any of the original phrases if they better fit your life now. It is natural that your desires will change as time advances.


 

 

ANICIENT RITUALS & LORE. 

VIA Greenwitchery. There are lots of old sayings and legends about the moon. But I wanted to share this section with you in a way 

that you can actually plan the things you normally do 
so here you’ll find the best times to do various things during the varying phases of the moon. 
SYNC YOUR LIFE UP WITH THE MOON
Auto repair….New Moon to Waxing Moon
Baking…Dough rises higher and bread is lighter during New Moon to Waxing Moon
Clip Nails during full or waning moon to increase growth
Brewing{ beer } full moon to waning moon
Excavate, lay foundations, pour cement …full moon
canning and preserves ….full moon to waning moon
Dental care…. pull teeth only during new moon to waxing moon avoid full moon
Fillings …. full moon to waning moon
Start diet to loose weight…. full moon to waning moon
Eyes tested or getting glasses….new moon to waxing moon
fence post & poles….full moon to waning moon
Habits….best date to end….full moon to waning moon
Hair care….cutting hair…. encourage growth Full moon/ discourage New moon
Perms & hair color…. new moon
Buy a new home….new moon
look for lost items….new moon
Cutting grass/ hay…. new moon to waxing moon to increase growth
full moon to waning moon to discourage growth
painting buildings/ homes….. full moon to waning moon
Shingling roofs…. full moon to waning moon
advertising…. new moon to waxing moon
Buying a business…. waning moon
buying clothing…. new moon to waxing moon
start a law suit….new moon to waxing moon, if seeking a court date to avoid payment, full moon to waning moon
Loans….
new moon to waxing favors the lender
full moon to waning moon favors the borrower
signing contracts…. waxing moon
employees….
hire…. new moon to waxing moon
fire….waning moon avoid full moon
Animals….
easiest to handle during new moon or waxing moon avoid full moon
buy….during new moon to waxing moon
bring home new pets…. new moon
slaughter for food….full moon til 3 days after
eggs should be set, and animals breed so that young hatch or are born…new moon to waxing moon
composting…. start during waning moon
cultivating…. waning moon
cutting timber…. full moon to waning moon
drying crops…. waning moon
fertilizing…. 
organic { always prefer } Full moon to waning moon
chemical { please use with caution ;-( } new moon to waxing moon
grafting plants…. new moon to waxing moon
Harvesting….
root crops…. full moon to waning moon
Grains…. just after full moon
Fruits…. full moon to waning moon
Mushrooms…. full moon
Pruning….
to retard growth…. full moon to waning moon
to encourage growth…. new moon to waxing moon
Spraying for pests…. waning moon
transplanting …. new moon to waning moon
planting crops…. to make this easy try and remember….
above ground… new moon to waxing moon
underground…. full moon to waning moon

March 19th: DOITGIRL DIARY: MY MAGICAL LIFE


  DOITGIRL. My Magical Life. 

3.19.12 MAGIC WHISPERS.


Laurie Cabot. Monday, March 19: 
Wear Lavender. Point your wand north, ask for balance in your life, take care of an animal. 

DOITGIRL whisper. 'Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.' RUMI

Song of the Day. “Solsbury Hill,” Peter Gabriel

Notable. Quintaria 

 

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 ‎”I could not believe the information, I just had to trust imagination. Grab Your Things, I’ve come to take you home.” Peter Gabriel

 

DOITGIRL

I can’t look at my old journals anymore. They are filled with so much sadness, pain, and darkness it hurts to read them. For the most part, I tried to hide so much of that sadness all those years so that I would  be bearable to be around, but if you knew me intimately, you knew I was constantly in battle, and mostly losing. Last Friday’s newsletter broke the tone I’ve had in these, it turned more didactic about yogic spiritual life- but that’s not what I’m doing here, it doesn’t serve me or you if I fumble around in areas I’m still discovering myself. You can find the illuminated knowledge of Christina Sell, Elena Brower, etc, online for that sort of information. What I’m doing here, with DOITGIRL, is continuing to crack myself open and allow myself the most authentic, honest, purest, fullest life after what I filled 30 years of journals with: pain and suffering. Just this morning I flipped through an old diary and I saw how much I truly owe it to her, to my old self. She was asking again and again, “will I ever be ok? Will anyone ever love me? Will I ever even like myself? Who am I? Am I going to die alone and scared?” So that’s what I’m doing, I’m answering her. I’m doing this for her, me, and you. DOITGIRL started out because some mornings- most mornings- I couldn’t even put both feet on the floor. You can DOITGIRL, Rise up, I would say to myself.

 

Again, I REALLY want to say that if I can turn my life around and become the woman of my wildest dreams- I know you can too.

 

What I have discovered about myself since waking up is an inner mystic with reaches far more powerful than I ever had any idea. While I love yoga, and am going to start training to become a teacher in a week and a half, what I truly am is a mystic. I never had any example of this, there isn’t someone I’m modeling myself off, I’m looking at the woman in my heart for inspiration. I grew up in preppy town in Virginia, I went to college at a preppy college down the road. My first job was at Rolling Stone, which launched a career of me writing about other people performing their own unique and powerful brand of magic. That felt, though, almost more painful, to be so close to magic all the time, but not be able to find or express my own. I feared I would die without ever knowing my own magic. 

 

My ex, a lead musician and a powerful orator in his own right, used to say it felt like I was trapped under glass. That’s how it felt to him, because he deeply loved me and it pained him. I felt that way too. Like I had been frozen under the ice, and everyone else was skating and playing up on the pond. How did they know how to be happy? The only solace was my love knew how I felt, but neither of us had the magic key to break me out of my case. When I was sad, he would bring me movies I loved that I had watched with my mother— movies about women who transformed their lives, movies I had watched over and over again. They pained me also, for both me and my mother- who I feel was on the brink of her transormation right before her untimely death of cancer at 45. We would watch Baby BoomPrivate BenjaminRuthless People. 80’s movies with big cheesy soundtracks and big powerful transformations for their heroines. I’d also watch Practical Magic a lot. Growing up I devoured Alice Hoffman’s magical, mystical books, and this movie adaptation I loved. Two magical women- one blond one dark- living by the sea in a magical house, healing the women of the small seaside town. I have probably watched it 500 times. Glimpses of me, tiny glimpses, then back to the dark and angry sea of my life, that sea would eventually drown me. 

 

These days, when I close my eyes and seek more knowledge about this spirit within me, the visions are electrifyingly vivid. I am on a terrain similar to the Scottish highlands, I am at one with nature, animals, and the Divine. My hair is long black and tangled, I am wearing a white dress that whips in the wind. The skies are purple, the wind is rising around me, the sea is rising below me, there are hawks in the sky, an owl on shoulder, there are wolves at my feet. This is my world, not the current one of society today. Never, I thought, could I be this powerful woman on the cliff. But my life now is about belief- for me there is no other way. And perhaps you’ve noticed in this awakening world— there aren’t coincidences any more. Even last night, my arms folded over my heart, candles lit, laying in the darkness, I asked for ONE MORE SIGN that this was all real, that this is who I really am, and you know what I heard back— “How many signs do you need?” Hah! So yes, it’s real. 

 

At 33, I pray this is only the beginning of my adventure. I love life so much that some days my fear of death is great— last night that fear hit a peak. To think, I used to tempt it, flirt with it, with the pills and the boys and the blackouts.

 

 

I don’t feel ashamed to be a witch, a mystic, a shaman, a goddess, what I feel is a great sense of responsibility for my gifts. This woman who I am— she had the power to heal, to save, and to lead others to the light. She had telepathic powers with animals, plants, and people. Her beauty would draw you to her, then she would heal you. When a friend in Hawaii - who I had not told any of this— did my birth chart, he saw my past that I thought- at one pont- I could have been making up, because I longed for it so. But he too saw the path of my soul from the beginning of time— that I was a witch, priestess, or Goddess, and I had great, far-reaching power. But then I was cast out or abandoned by my people, and forever I roamed, bereaved, angry, ever-searching for my home. This is my story, this is the wound I am healing in this life time. This is the pain I entered this world with, this time around. This is the story I have repeated in my life again and again, until I woke up a year and a half ago. We are all healing our ancient wounds and the wounds of our ancestors. This is our work here. 

 

My life is magical now, so I would say, the bereaved and homeless goddess has been found and saved, she is home in me, and she is healing. I am doing this for her. When I say witch— I am not talking about “the craft,” or even spells, although spells are fun- but should not be taken lightly. I am talking about a witch in the sense that I believe in energy, power, the elements, earth magic, that everything lives with a story to tell and its own power to wield. I believe that what you send out comes back threefold. Harm none. The more research one does on “witches” of the trials in Europe and Salem, the more we see, they were healers, or powerful women who others were afraid of. It’s ancient, ancient sexism and fear of women in power and the powers of women.. Go freaking figure.

 

Many of us are born haveing forgotten who we are. We are all ancient, we are all trying to find our way home. My passion is reconnecting us to the earth and to our primal ancient power, and to our lost selves. When we are severed from our true selves, chaos and danger insues. I spent 30 years bereaved, angry, searching, only to find a temporary home that would eventually, in its own way, burst into flames, and I would wander again. I was always very different, always watching life nose pressed against the glass. This can’t be life, I would think, while others around me seemed to be enjoying themselves, which I oftend resented. Energy channeled through me easily, although I didn’t understand my responsibility in things at the time. If it was negative, I could cause quite a destructive storm. I could make things happen. I could get what I wanted. I just NEVER knew how to treat it or keep it, because I had no idea how to care for myself, let alone anything else. But when it was positive, I could cause that sort of storm as well. I’ve always loved the elements- except heat. The higher the wind and the rain, the most myself I felt. My thoughts were always- when not focused on myself, boys, parties, how to lie to my boss to get out of work— the kinds of things that people were afraid of. I was a magnet for extremes, big love, big sadness, big jobs, big dark and deep trenches, looking back it’s a movie, all the highs and all the lows, but not one I would want to watch. I used to only watch the movies of my past, but I have left that theater for good. I have to clean out all the gunk from the past so my true self can live freely and happily and powerfully in my body in the present.

 

I am working with my powers, I am 99% love. The parts I need to heal are still rising, and I will do what it takes to heal them. Since that bright Virgo full moon that showed us to ourselves so clearly, a lot has been surfacing in the recent days. I’ve taken a lot of walks through the country, I’ve reikied myself with sacred stones placed on my body, I’ve meditated, done a lot of yoga, and I started hula hooping. I was never a dancer but we did some of this on our Goddess Retreat in Hawaii. Hooping doesn’t work if you don’t know how to dance with your eyes closed, just you and the Divine, the Shakti rhythm running up your spine. You’ve got to find and feel your own rhythm and stay in it, or you’ll drop the hoop. If your ego comes into play, you drop it. Distraction by others, drop it. The looser, easier, and freer you are, the better you are. The hoop represents the path. The way I move in that hoop does not feel familiar from this life, but yes from the past— some lusty sensual woman from a primal time, dusty feet, bare legs, bare belly, bare arms and playful, seductive smile, wakes up in that hoop. I spent the weekend in the backyard, under the hot spring sun, dancing and doing yoga and playing with the dogs. And lemme tell you, it was magic. 

 

I can tell you all about discovering that I was ancient mystic, step by stumbling step— literally two years ago I stumbled over an old cauldron at an antique shop in a fishing village and it called to me- yet I had never ever wanted one or thought of one—- that was the beginning of my coming out as Me….It was a challenge to “own” that cauldron because I was on a shopping trip with this beautiful, popular, skinny tan yogini girl who made me feel so insecure, she laughed at me as I bought it. The call for the cauldron was larger than my need to be liked. Looking back I was so weak, but I was at the very beginning of my journey to find my power. Now, that cauldron is filled with beach stones and shells, and each one I have wished on, my only audience the sea. Oh and yes— every single wish has come true.

 

Keep finding your way back to yourself, pay attention to the signs, sometimes they whisper, sometimes they sing, sometimes they scream— but they are all leading you back to who you truly are, leading you home. You do know when something is speaking directly to you. You just have to trust yourself. You are unlocking the secrets of yourself and you’re mighty powerful, make no mistake. Anything that tells you you are not, is a lie. We are all born without memory of who we are, and our personal power. Remember, what you seek seeks you. Seek Your Self. If you can dream it, you can be it. And chances are, if you’ve dreamt it, you already ARE it. Now become it. ♥<3

RULES OF A WITCH

 

Live in harmony with nature, the world, and people.

Respect all paths whether or not you agree with them. Do not impose your own beliefs upon others through acts of evangelism or conversion.

Respect your body, and keep it healthy and pure through practices such as exercise, healthy eating, and meditation.

Celebrate life and living. Don’t just exist.

Attune with the cycles of the earth.

Respect all people, regardless of sex, age, race, culture, class and religion.

Respect and revere the God and Goddess in their many forms.

Always focus on learning and understanding for personal growth through reading, practising your craft, and accepting the advice and wisdom of others.

Harness and develop your power and nuture a kind of union with the gods and powers of nature.

Create balance in your own life by embracing all the above.

 

WORDS

 "You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you’ll discover will be wonderful.  What you’ll discover is yourself."  -Alan Alda

"The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart."  -Julien Green
 "When one feels pulled to do a particular thing, when one has passion for a certain life path, karma is always involved.  In such an instance, when the goal is worthy and makes one happy, one should continue on that same life path.  Just because the elephant cannot carry you anymore doesn’t mean you should give up your goal.  Continue down the path that makes you feel fulfilled.  Those who continue on an unrewarding path for the sake of only monetary gain are displaying a lack of trust in life."  -Kwan Yin

"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."  -Buddha

STARS
COMSIC DIRT WTIH SUZI. ”The cosmos begin to relax, allowing us to experience an inner calm as Luna kindly trines unflustered Saturn this afternoon. She then slides from quirky Aquarius, into mellow Pisces this evening. Like the lotus, our compassion and inner beauty begins to open and bloom beneath the Pisces Moon. As Luna conjuncts to Neptune, we are able to fully release what we are feeling as we escape logic and common sense. Listening, quietness, and the magic of touch is much more beneficial than the use of words. If we must speak, be mindful of our words and what we project onto others during the Mercury retrograde. Also favorable for music, meditation, creative, and artist pursuits, as our imagination hypnotizes us into a sweet calm. Romance, along with an early night of sleep could be heavenly and filled with comforting dreams. 
'There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars'. Luke 21:25.
Tarot guidance from Page of Wands rx, Page of Cups: Use caution when intuition speaks. SUZI CAVALLO DRONZEK

MOON
WANING CRESCENT PHASE, Approaching the New Moon

"Moon of Harvest" 

Location: Moon is 270 - 315 degrees ahead of the Sun Span: Seven to ten and a half days after the Full Moon. 
Positive activities: Release of any negativity, not just banishing it but consciously letting go of it . Continuing any banishing done during the last phase.

Goals:  

Continue work from last phase. Good time to concentrate on removal of self from situations, relationships, and habits. Relates to the Storing of the Harvested Plant. A time to rid oneself of everything that is causing obstruction, to get rid of anything (or one) you know longer need. Good time for hair cuts to slow growth, dye hair, pluck eyebrows (wax …)Time for self-analysis, rest an recuperation, meditation and readying oneself for the energies of the New Moon. 

 

The third quarter, Full Moon through Last Quarter, ideally brings illumination to the influences of the entire lunar cycle. The fourth quarter, called the “Last Quarter,” is from the Moon square Sun aspect through the next New Moon. It can bring a crisis in consciousness. This cycle’s experiences have culminated and one must now prepare for rebirth. VIA WHITE GODDESS


ANCIENT. Quinquatria, MAR 19
In Ancient Roman religious tradition, the Quinquatria or Quinquatrus was a festival sacred to Minerva, celebrated on the 19 March. Ovid says that this festival was celebrated in commemoration of the birthday of Minerva; but according to Festus it was sacred to Minerva because her temple on the Aventine was consecrated on that day. As this festival was sacred to Minerva, it seems that women were accustomed to consult fortune-tellers and diviners upon this day. Domitian caused it to be celebrated every year in his Alban villa, situated at the foot of the Alban hills, and instituted a collegium to superintend the celebration, which consisted of the hunting of wild beasts, of the exhibition of plays, and of contests of orators and poets.

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Today’s Letter: I Applaud You

    warrior

DOITGIRL, ROOTS

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3.6.12 Magic Whispers
power color. Brown. 
laurie cabot. Ground yourself, find a majick stone and place it near your bed.
doitgirl. we are already feeling the full moon.
song of the day. “Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space,” Spiritualized. 
Spiritualized-Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space
Spiritualized-Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space
DOITGIRL. Knotted Roots. 
I know I told you yesterday how I haven’t given a damn about my hair for a long time, and that’s true, but this moon being so close to full is making me see myself clearly, too clearly, and I felt messy, too messy. So I started from the outside, and I went to the hair salon today and as soon as I got there the stylist went into ER mode, if she could have laid me on a stretcher and hooked my hair up to an oxygen tank, she would have. For her I was in critical condition, this was a cut/color/gloss/layer emergency and I let her do her thing, as long as I could shut my eyes and not think. But I’m no good at that. So with her fingers in my roots I started thinking about my psychological, spiritual roots at home here in Virginia. I came home in November- well to the outskirts of home, to this farmhouse twenty minutes away- to re- root. At Kripalu my muladhara (root chakra) was crying out for some stability and home made sense. I see now why I was called home, and I am grateful for these last four or five months. I have done what I set out to accomplish, to be by my best friend’s side during her happy time of engagement, to get to know my father again as an adult, to picnic in the places of my defeats. My best friend and I do lovely dinners. My father and I do these great country runs. I sat at my mother’s grave on the cold lonely hillside in January. 
But this is not my life anymore. The more I think about roots, the more I think about how deeply complicated they are. They are knotted, and gnarly, rock hard and endlessly deep, twisted and intertwined forever with the roots of others. Mine are deeply, deeply twisted. Last night I felt I almost drowned in my past, it is so rich and deep here, and at times it is so incredibly dark. I was a child as these events unfolded, I had no concept of choice, but I do now. But sometimes it feels like so long ago and another life, sometimes it doesn’t feel like anytime’s gone by at all. 
Waiting at the salon I was reading a magazine and it was an interview with Demi Moore, right around the time her husband left her after he cheated. Right before she went to the hospital for her broken heart. She was asked what her biggest fear was and she said abandoment, and she said being unloved. I’m a sucker for honest people, and I was drawn to her for the first time. She said she feared being at the end of her life and finding out she was simply unlovable. She was weak and broken but you know what she said next, after all that she called herself a warrior. Crying comes easily to me and that made me want to cry. A woman who lost the battle, still calling herself a soldier. That’s true heart. I thought it was so beautiful, because anyone can call themselves a warrior when the waters are smooth. But someone who can say that still, while entering the cave they’ve feared to enter their whole life, that’s so strong. This is our greatest test. Not in the eyes of society maybe, for how dare we reveal our wounds and our fears so openly, but in my eyes, this is it. “The cave we fear to enter holds the treasure we seek.” (joseph campbell) Facing your biggest fears is the key to life. I search hard for the right composition of strength and vulnerability. I am too vulnerable in some areas, too defended and built up  in others. We all have thorns that cause us to limp when we should be dancing, those thorns are the same reasons we say no to life when we should be saying yes. The March Full Moon is low and almost full, she’ll be all the way lit come Thursday. They say this “Storm Moon” makes us a little crazier than usual, it stirs us up inside, and I feel it. I look so polished and smooth on the outside today, but inside the darkness is surfacing,and fighting it is fruitless. The moon is our greatest mirror, when she is full, in turn she reveals us in full.  Not just the pretty stuff, the edited stuff, or your best side. The warts. The unhealed wounds, the self-inflicted bruises. No photoshop. Last night in yoga class I was asked to invite every one inside me to the party— not just my strengths, like my my bliss, my laughter, my love and compassion, these things I proudly display. No the invite list was much longer— she asked we also invite everything inside we try to hide, stifle, fight or avoid. For me, that means inviting my gluttony, my ego, my impatience, my darkness, and my reactiveness. Oh, and who are we kidding, my mother issues and my own fear of abandoment. I barely had to look around for them, this moon has them in the spotlight. Begrudingly, embarrassed and ashamed of them, I invited them to the party. This is natural to fear/shun/hate these things inside of us. This is how we are bred, and this is what we have to unlearn. Everyday we are each different and every day the mission for these letters is different, but I largely write on a mission of each of our own self-acceptance and self love— that means not just the pretty days. My teacher Shakti would call this “radical self-acceptance.” I think it’s pretty radical to love yourself at your worst, I think it’s pretty radical to still call yourself a warrior when you’ve been beat. 
 It’s acceptance. It’s letting it all in the door. The more I tell my ugly truths NO, don’t come in, stay out in the cold dark, the harder they will bang at the door, and eventually, they will get in with a force much greater than had I let them in, and it will blow my house down. And by the time they come in with force, they won’t be in the mood to dance. So instead I invite them in now, when I can. Come in, darkness, dance with my light. Come in pain of my mother, come in pain of my broken heart. My joy and my sorrow are bedmates. Had I not gone through hell, I wouldn’t know heaven. The more you study war the more you know peace. My roots show the knots and scars, the pain of my past. I see them. I acknowledge them. I try my best, to accept them, eventually I hope to love them. The more I ignore the root causes of my painful choices, the more I will make them. I refuse to be afraid of who I am or what’s happened to me or the choices I have made anymore. The more I understand these things, the less they frighten me. My roots, my choices, and my sources of pain, are like any child, any person, any animal, the more I love them, the less they cry out. 
What have you left out in the night, what is rattling the windows and banging on the doors while you sleep? I suggest you let them in. What shadows follow you as you walk?  I suggest you turn around and face them. This is a loving, forgiving, compassionate Universe, of that I am sure. If this Universe is compassionate forgiving and loving, then so are you. Start inside. Re-commit to yourself again and again. It’s time. The curtain is drawn and the full moon spotlight is upon us. Spirit/Universe/Source, is in the audience and she’s waiting to see what we’re made of. I don’t want any more freebies, I don’t want to delude myself that this is still some sort of rehearsal. I know that life is happening now, and it is my choice to rise to the occasion or not. I am ready, awake, and up to this challenge to love myself in full. I hope you join me. I applaud you and your courage, whether you’re at the top of the mountain or entering the dark cave, it doesn’t matter. Whether the wound is fresh or healing, I applaud you. Keep going. I applaud you and your work. I applaud you and your journey. I applaud you and your pain. Keep moving through the fire. 
 
Love, DIG.  



STARS. 
Divined by Suzi Cavallo Dronzek. Wishes may really come true as sweet Venus sextiles magical Neptune. ‘What we want’ and ‘what we can have’ blend together nicely, like peanut butter melting nicely with chocolate ~ creating a hypnotic delight. As push comes to shove, something seems to finally budge, allowing a flow for opportunities to appear as Moon sextiles Saturn retrograde. This can be very supportive news in our relationships (personal and professional) as Saturn transits Libra, while her ruler Venus is in Taurus. Perhaps the heart is ready to forgive, or we have a new understanding. If we see an open window, go for it. If we work it, we can heal it. Utilize today’s Leo Moon to charm others with the courage to face shadows. Dazzle with light. Later, Luna will enter analytical Virgo, encouraging us to study the logic of what happened today. Instead, relax. Count your blessings, reap the rewards, and gives thanks. 
"It does not matter whether you are a theist or atheist, what matters is sincerity, forgiveness, and compassion". His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 
Tarot guidance from Ace of Cups rx, Ace of Wands rx: Uncertain of our potential, we take two steps back.
 
 
MOON.
The Full Moon is Thursday, March 8 at 2:41 AM Mountain Standard Time. This full moon is a perfect opportunity to make a plan and commit to taking some action towards manifesting. Start with a fresh plan even if it has elements of a plan from the past. What is it that you want right now at this moment for yourself? How are you going to get there? You do not need to know all the steps, just the first one. Beware of the tendency to look towards others to do it for you. There is no power in that. This is a time to make your own bid for power. Spirit is certainly listening and if your bid is from the heart and not from ego, and if you are ready for it, it will happen sooner than you can imagine. Remember to practice patience as all things come in their own time. Take action but don’t micromanage! LENA FROM THE POWER PATH
 
MORE ABOUT THIS FULL MOON. 
March Full Moon Correspondences

Moon sign: Virgo

Names: Storm Moon, Crow Moon, Lenten Moon, Seed Moon, Strawberry Moon, Windy Moon, Bud Moon, Little Frog Moon

Colors: Green, Light purple, Yellow 

Gemstones: Bloodstone, aquamarine, jasper, blue topaz, amethyst 

Animals: Cougar, Crow, Lion, Lamb

Mythic Spirits: Storm Spirits, Air and Water spirits, Mer-people (mermaids). 

Trees: Honeysuckle, Dogwood, Alder

Element: Water

Goddesses: Isis, Artemis, The Morrighan, Cybele, Hecate, Astarte, Holda, Luna, Ostara, Athena, Minerva 

Gods: Mars, Ares, The Green Man 

Herbs: High John, Pennyroyal, Wood Betony, Apple Blossoms, Cherry Blossoms, Irish Moss, Violet, Willow, Daffodil 

Power Flow: energy breaks into the open; growing, prospering, exploring. New beginnings; balance of Light and Dark. Breaking illusions. Seeing the truth in your life however much it may hurt.
 
WORDS.
It is better to light candles
than to curse the darkness.
It is better to plant seeds
than to accuse the earth.
The world needs all of our power
and love and energy,
and each of us has something that we can give.
The trick is to find it and use it,
to find it and give it away.
So there will always be more.
We can be lights for each other,
and through each other’s illumination
we will see the way.
Each of us is a seed,
a silent promise,
and it is always spring.

Merle Shain
When Buddha was on his death bed he noticed his young disciple Anan was weeping.
'Why are you weeping, Anan?' he asked.
'Because the light of the world is about to be extinguished and we will be in darkness.'
The Buddha summoned up all his remaining energy and spoke what were to be his final words on earth:
'Anan, Anan, be a light unto yourself.'

Buddhist Scripture 

Today’s Letter: Let it Leave

dragon             DOITGIRL, LET IT LEAVE


LEAP DAY WHISPERS
power color. gray
laurie cabot. wear gray. talk a lot. say what you want to say. 
DIG whisper. no one can take anything away from you without you letting them
Notable. First Quarter Moon 
Song of the Day: ”Heading for the Light,” Traveling Wilburys

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Heading for the Light by Traveling Wilburys
Heading for the Light by Traveling Wilburys


More and more I realize that whenever something seemingly “bad” happens, the Universe is bulldozing, or simply paving the way (whichever way it’s in the mood for, it’s always working in new and mysterious ways) for something much, much, much better to come along. Recently when something “bad” happens it means I’m being triggered to learn, love, or to pause and be patient. Whether I lose something or someone, this holds true. Trusting in this, that’s it’s for the best with your highest self in mind and best path in mind— makes this so much easier, with so much less suffering. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” Rumi 
Sometimes a bridge is blown out so I have to take a totally new path, and I find out later the bridge was leading to a dead end, and the path lead me to an unforseen opporutnity. It brings me to a place or person I might have been too afraid to take a chance on, had I been left to my own devices. Sometimes something leaves me- painfully if I chose to let it be so— so that I am allowed the exact amount of grieving and processing and wisening-up time before the next, much better opportunity shows up. I see this bigtime with break ups- my friends’ and my own. And always, the harder I hold on the harder I fall and the harder it hurts. A person who was about to treat me terribly “disappears” from my life or reveals their astonishngly dark true colors right before I really let them in or give them way too much. Something I was going to settle for out of hopelessness walks away from me, and at the time it seems like “their” decision. Time is not linear and we are most certainly on an astral journey, I very much feel guided, and not alone. Most nights I can’t believe every car isn’t pulled over on the side of the road just to watch the holy spectacle of the sunset. Sometimes I can’t believe we all just aren’t standing with our heads thrown back staring slack-jawed at the stars. Sometimes I can’t believe we’re not all shivering in total awe at every moment of this fleeting miraculous, magical, impossibly possible and interconnected experience of life. It is still just the beginning of the Year of the Dragon but there is rapid change in the air andall the advice is ringing true: To stay on the ride you’re going to need to strap yourself in tight, prepare for and stay open to change, signs, and lessons, and not fight the flow.
WORDS. 
"Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness."
 "When I’m trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously."
  
MOON MAGIC. 
Moon Phase. First quarter moon. Waxing moon, on the journey to brightness and full light. Work to attract what you want. However you treat your body, the effects will be magnified. Treat it poorly, you’ll feel the effects more so than usual, but sames goes if you treat if well. Your powers of attraction are increasing. Negative thoughts will be worse than usual if you allow them, positive thoughts will be that much more beneficial. 

We should watch where we are going as Luna squares naive Neptune and self-centered Sun. While it’s wonderful to utilize our personalities and talents to rise and connect with others, we need to be careful of not stepping ahead of others, to get to the front of the line. Slow down for a minute or two, to take a breath and know that ‘we got this one’. Trying too hard could cause clumsiness. Today’s Gemini Moon is favorable for small trips and errands, communications, phone calls, letter writing, mingling, and networking. Throw your seeds into the air so that they may scatter, then let the universe do the rest. Happy birthday Leap Year babies! 
"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death" Robert Fulghum. 
Tarot Guidance from Page of Wands, Two of Swords rx: It may seem right, but is it?
MAGIC. 
What types of magic work best for your sign?

Aries: Protection, competition, sticking up for yourself, asking for what you want, banishing, the head, the planet Mars.

Taurus: Money, luxury, love, fertility, art, music, singing, anything you want to last a while, the throat, the planet Venus.

Gemini: Writing, communication, siblings, short-distance travel, computer stuff, commerce, wit, the arms and hands, the planet Mercury.

Cancer: Nurture, fertility/motherhood, protection, the Goddess, empathic work, kitchen magick, the breasts, the Moon.

Leo: Loyalty, success, energy/vitality, drama and the theater, the God, self-confidence, courage, the heart, the Sun.

Virgo: Health, details, cleanliness, writing, being practical, getting to the heart of something, domestic animals and pets, the stomach and bowels, the planet Mercury.

Libra: Art, music, relationships, justice, balance, decisions, partnerships, the skin, kidneys and adrenals, the planet Venus.

Scorpio: Sex, subconscious, death, the underworld, power, control, obsession, anything “occult” as in “hidden,” high magick, the genitals, the planet Pluto.

Sagittarius: Religion, philosophy, humor, luck, gambling, higher education, foreign or long-distance travel, foreign people and languages, sports, animals, the thighs, the planet Jupiter.

Capricorn: Career, success, work, time, tradition, money from work, the past, assertiveness and drive, the knees, hair and bones, the planet Saturn.

Aquarius: Invention, innovation, inspiration, detachment, freedom and independence, humanitarian causes, the ankles, calves, and circulation, the planet Uranus.

Pisces: Dream and psychic work, shamanism, alcohol and drugs, compassion, intuition, imagination, the feet, the planet Neptune.

Today’s Newsletter: Let it Die

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ALLOW THE WINDS                       
 2.23.12 whispers. 
power color. red
laurie cabot.  light a red candle. your dreams could come true
DIG whisper. without the death there is no rebirth. let it die.
Song of the Day. Cat Stevens, “The Wind”
 
The Wind - Cat StevensThe Wind - Cat Stevens 



DOITGIRL. have a funeral for your past. 
Last night a friend portended of a death, but she didnt know for whom. she just said she had a feeling about it, but more importantly a message. the person who was passing wanted it known that they felt calm and peaceful about their imminent journey. this morning the turkey vultures were crying out over the fields in the back of the farmhouse, where I’m sitting now, in on the porch in the sun with the dogs. a deer was struck on the side of the road over night and the large black birds are are feasting on its remains, a few are flying like winged deathly shadows in high loops over the house, some sit like reapers on the still bare winter trees. they are just doing their jobs, these feathered undertakers. they have come to take what no longer serves. when we understand that we are everything and eternal, then in life there can be no loss, only change of form. sometimes we stall our own evolutions and transformations by clinging to the dead parts of ourselves, by hanging out in the dark, closed past long after last call. I hurt my leg the other day,  and I am witnessing the rapid, miraculous healing in stages. We are not so aware of the process of our spiritual and emotional wounds, we never “see” the healing so we over protect and over defend for an eternity, if we are not careful.  
here is what i want you to know. that you are healed. you are ready. your place in the sun is waiting. 
today is the day to offer up the dead parts of yourself. the vultures are here, waiting with their hefty bags, to take all your crap that no longer serves you, to take it back to the underworld. they want your dead old stories about yourself and they want your ancient wounds. are you fearless enough to offer them your past, so you might fully rise into your present? what are you finally ready to junk? don’t be an emotional hoarder with your old stories. spring is coming. your beautiful hands and heart need to be open and ready to receive all the new sprouting from mother earth. your eyes looking at the past won’t see the vibrant colors and opportunity of the new. they will only see decay. you will miss the show.
the winds of change are always blowing. when we stand scared and stiff we get knocked over and we fall down. we are taught over and over not to attach to the past and finally one day we learn, and we begin to dance through change. Keep everything open: hands, eyes, heart, mind. Stay loosey goosey flexible and open, you’ll ride the wind. you’ll get carried to the miracle, you’ll get a front row seat. 
How to Let Go: 7 Affirmations for Practicing the Law of Detachment by Deepak Chopra 
  1. I consciously commit to flexibility and detachment.
  2. I allow myself and those around me the freedom to be themselves, without imposing rigid ideas of right and wrong.
  3. I live my life in a state of engaged detachment.
  4. I release the need to judge or criticize.
  5. I express myself honestly while releasing any need to impose my beliefs on other people.
  6. Whenever I notice that I am becoming emotionally attached to a point of view, I take a deep breath and come back to a more centered place.
  7. I embrace detachment by choosing to be free from the good and bad opinions of others.
Stars. 
Cosmic Dirt via Suzi Cavallo Dronzek. To propose an idea, or voice an opinion today, consider the approach as Mercury opposes Mars retrograde. Our communication skills and/or behavior could be misinterpreted if we act on assumptions, crossing boundaries to generously help ourselves. Logic will confront the ego when we aren’t listening to understand, encouraging disagreements. Emotions will become ignited as Luna enters brave warrior Aries this evening. We’re more passionate and excitable under this fiery Moon (which will last for the next few days). If we see or experience injustice, war will become necessary - to have peace. If we desire to be in control, remember to control our own ego by stuffing it safely into our pocket or handbag. 
'A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes'. Dorothy Gilman
Tarot Guidance from The Devil rx, Three of Cups rx: We’re not afraid to go back for seconds.
Moon. 
 waxing crescent phase. 
This cycle of the Moon refers to the period of time from the New Moon to the Full Moon. The energy from this cycle should be used in “drawing” that which you want towards you. It’s a good time to begin new projects and expand any current efforts. It’s also a time to craft workings that concern love, harmony, balance, and peace, as well as protection and healing. viaHerbalmusings

 Words

The Journey  

One day you finally knew

what you had to do, and began,

though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice —
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do —
determined to save
the only life you could save. 

- Mary Oliver

Ancient Lore. 

Old gypsy remedies for a headache

 Rub your forehead with a stone and then cover the stone with soil.

 The ache is said to be absorbed by the soil.

 Alternatively, you can rub a headache away by rubbing a horseshoe on your forehead.

 (A piece of iron is said to work just as well.)

 Yet another method is to lie down and place a quartz crystal on your pillow. If you can’t lie down, try holding a quartz to your head for a few minutes to relieve the discomfort.

 Rosemary oil dabbed on the temples and third eye will end most headaches.

VIA gypsymagicspells

 

Today’s Newsletter: Keep It Young

failure 
 DO IT GIRL, keep it young

FACEBOOK THE LETTER TUMBLR

 
 

KXT Live Sessions, Brandi Carlile, KXT Live Sessions, Brandi Carlile, “Keep Your Heart Young”

2.22.12 whispers. 
power color. Ice Blue. 
laurie cabot. Write a spell and burn it. Light a green candle.
DIG. if passion had a time and place, this would be the right place. 
Song of the Day. "Keep Your Heart Young," Brandi Carlisle
DOITGIRL. Let yourself off the hook. You had to do it the wrong way to recognize the right way when it came along. Here’s a tip, it always feels better if you’re doing something or saying something because it’s your authentic, loving self-expression without expectation of anyone else’s response or approval. When you’re making choices from a place of love, you’re safe, and so is everyone around you.  I feel best when nearly nothing I do is for a desired effect or outcome, I feel best when I am working from a place of self love, love for others, and a love of life. When I do things for other’s reactions and desired outcomes I will always be disappointed, sometimes even resentful. But I set that trap, and I create those expectations. I can choose not to next time. The first way to end subconscious thought is to recognize it, and I’m learning everyday.  I’m working on it. Sometimes I’m more aligned with love than others. Some days I have to constantly ask myself “where is this coming from?” — whether it’s during a thought I’m having, whether it’s before an action I take, or before I say something that feels misaligned with Source. Stopping and asking yourself— “where is this coming from?” or ‘I’m not doing this in hopes of “getting” anything am I?’— taking that pause, is a good way to make sure you’re not being reactionary or planting expectation traps for your self or others. Expectations, attachments, these are Loves greatest foes. Being in a place of alignment with love and your highest self protects you and cares for others. But being constantly aligned is hard— the moon isn’t always full and she doesn’t become full overnight.Just like the moon, we have phases, and we’ve got to allow them, whether we’re feeling our fullest, darkest, weakest, lightest— allow yourself the same growth and shifts, small deaths and re-births, as Mother Moon. It’s natural. Remember good things take time. Allow yourself the room for growth and lessons like a child, because that’s what you are, a child of the Universe who never has to grow “old,” who’s always learning big and beautiful lessons. Allow the process of your own growth, the lessons of your own mistakes, and know you are supported. 
STARS. [daily cosmic dirt suzi cavallo dronzek]. Strong sensations begin to awaken deep within us as Moon sextiles Pluto this morning, while Luna’s conjunction with Mercury in Pisces allows us to understand. Today’s vibrations are charmed, so it may be suggested to keep a pen and dream journal handy to log feelings and experiences. Hidden messages with deeper insight is available for those who seek it… especially as the power of intent is energized from yesterday’s New Moon. Key words should be ‘Let go, to move forward’. Let go of reason, excuses, and defeat ~ and move mountains tomorrow. Emotions will heighten later as Moon opposes Mars rx. Self-control is encouraged to maintain inner balance. 
'Become a person who refuses to be offended by anyone, anything, or any set of circumstances'. 
Tarot Guidance from King of Wands, The Lovers rx: Failure does not become you.
[rob brezsny weekly free will astrology ] 
PISCES [Feb 19-Mar 20]  Gawker.com notes that American politician John McCain tends to repeat himself — a lot. Researchers discovered that he has told the same joke at least 27 times in five years. (And it’s such a feeble joke, it’s not worth re-telling.) In the coming week, Pisces, pease please please avoid any behavior that resembles this repetitive, habit-bound laziness. You simply cannot afford to be imitating who you used to be and what you used to do. As much as possible, reinvent yourself from scratch — and have maximum fun doing it.  
FIND YOURS 
Words. 
"Nobody chooses dysfunction, conflict, pain. Nobody chooses insanity. This happens because there is not enough presence in you to dissolve the past…You are not fully here. You have not quite woken up yet. In the meantime, the conditioned mind is running your life….if you are one of those people who have an issue with their parents, if you still harbour resentment about something they did or did not do, then you still believe they had a choice—that they could have acted differently. It always looks as if people had a choice, but that is an illusion. As long as your mind with its conditioned patterns runs your life, as long as you are your mind, what choice do you have? None. You are not even there. The mind-identified state is severely dysfunctional. It is a form of insanity. Almost everyone is suffering from this illness in varying degrees. The moment you realise this, there can be no more resentment. How can you resent someone’s illness? The only appropriate response is compassion.” --Eckhart Tolle (The Power of the NOW)
 

Today’s Newsletter: Dancing in the Dark

threethings

 
 

Sinead O'Connor - The Wolf is Getting MarriedSinead O’Connor - The Wolf is Getting Married

whispers. 
power color. lavender
laurie cabot. Balance your checkbook, balance your emotions.
ancient. turn a curse
DIG whisper. everything looks scarier in the dark
song. "The Wolf is Getting Married." Sinead O’Connor
doitgirl.
this weekend was pretty dark & humbling. I lost that glowing rebirth buzz I got in hawaii, the one I gained after being saved on Kehena Beach and from coming together with women from all over the world who spoke the same “language” as me. I returned to my semblance of routine here in Virginia and I felt landlocked again, too far from the water, too far from my purpose. I fell into old routines and felt stuck. you know what it felt like? it felt like when my love died with my fiance. a little like that brutal lesson i got then- that nothing exists on its own. life and love are one and the same. Everything dies without love and every love needs nurturing, whether it’s romantic or within the self. When our love fell apart, my young, naive self asked, “Wait, this thing doesn’t grow on its own?” It was so strong and beautiful (yes all love is, at first) that I thought it would thrive on its own. Is it possible, I thought, that love itself needs love and nurturing, protection, space, and room for healing, like a living being? 
Life and love are inseparable and cannot exist without each other. 

When I got back from Hawaii I was riding a high horse, I thought that self-love, discipline, honoring, would come easier, like I had “done the work,” now I could put my mocassins up. [Like the work every really ends.] But if self-love were easy, everyone would have it, all the time. Everything is cyclical. What I’m doing now, really, is integrating all of my recent lessons, grounding them. Not that exciting, definitely necessary. I am still learning that my life does  not always have to be a blockbuster. Not every day has to be worthy of an Oscar. Things happen fast and big to me anyway, I don’t need to step on the gas any harder than the Universe is already spinning. I don’t want to be that crazy kundalini-awakened girl from last year, I want to be the serene goddess I have found in me this year. Less 80 mph on the road on the run, more grateful, peaceful picnics in the meadow on the side of said road. I’m straddling those worlds, finding my footing. 
Tomorrow is the new moon and we’re without a light, and although we are nearing spring- some of us can see it, feel it- winter still holds us in her long icy fingers. We are natural beings, and  our inner and outer lives reflect nature’s cycle. There are days of growth, hardship, integration, triumph, life, death, rebirth. [we are always going through a personal summer, fall, winter, or spring]. No one is above it, no one below. Everything takes practice. Yoga takes practice. Art takes practice. Love takes practice. Life takes practice. And ALL of it takes patience.
I should know by now, ever since I had to re-route my ship which had gone full-speed-ahead in one direction (rocknroll, drama, dependency, victimhood)  for 30 years, that change and growth take time, hard work, diligence, integration and practice. Under a dark new moon, it’s hard to see our path or our direction, what’s behind us or ahead. We’re walking home in fuzzy faith, there is no porchlight left on, we depend all the more on the eternal lamp inside. Recently I was spiraling out, getting a little vain, a little lazy, a little too needy for pats on the back. I wasn’t looking at my own heart. Now the big heavenly lunar light is “off,” just like someone flicked off the lamp while I was dancing drunkenly in my living room, sending me crashing into the bookshelf and banging my knee on a chair. A little humbling. A little sobering. Definitely a great reminder not to depend on outside light.
 
Pisces is a dreamy place for the new moon, the waters can be dark or wonderful, and it’s up to us to stay safe. I’m glad now, that the lights are off, because I want to work a little in the dark, behind the curtains with the lights off, alone with the sound of my breath and my heartbeat, without thinking about disappointing or impressing an audience (the stage of the world). By the time the curtains are drawn and light is back on, I’ll be ready. Someone once said winter is good for humans, because they are forced to find warmth inside themselves. Same goes for the new moon, with the light. 
 

Inspirations are publicly scattered as Luna travels through influential Aquarius. If you have been looking to find yourself and what you are capable of ~ share yourself with another by becoming their helping hand today. Harmony flows as Moon sextiles Venus, but a quincunx to Mars rx this afternoon could hinder our game plan. Be a magnificent team-player and leader.  
"There are no friends or enemies, just opportunities to know yourself better". 
Tarot Guidance from Six of Swords rx, Justice: Take the peaceful route.
moon.
Rebecca BrentsAs the last, most sensitive and most malleable of the Water signs, Pisces contains an amazing breadth of spiritual and creative energy. Spiritual as in mystical, loving, tolerant, forgiving, understanding, accepting, and inclusive. Creative as in visionary, inspirational, imaginative, artistic, and the weaver of illusions and dreams. Both skills have the power to heal, encourage, revitalize, uplift, comfort and console those who are weary, exhausted, injured, and lost. If it sounds like Pisces carries a special pocket full of miracles, I wouldn’t argue with that for a moment. READ MORE.
 
words. 
"The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand."
Robert Valett
"If you are talking, be watchful. If you are listening, be watchful. If you are eating, be watchful. Never allow any act to be done without awareness, and then nothing else is needed. This awareness will spread all over your life; it will be a twenty-four-hour thing. There is no need to keep separate hours for meditation. And Buddha says that meditation cannot be separate from life; it has to spread and mix with life, it has to be one with life."
Osho 
 
"To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for you inner state at any given moment. That means now."
Eckhart Tolle
 
ancient lore. sign of the water lily. 

If you were born between February 20 and March 20, you were born under the sign of the Water Lily. Water lily flower signs are perceptive and deeply psychic. Water runs through all the flower signs but especially through yours and this accentuates your intuitive abilities. You are sometimes able to absorb ideas and thoughts of those around you. You can be emotionally swayed by other people’s feelings too. Sometimes your emotions can run out of control, but you can turn to your natural creative abilities to help you get grounded. You are a natural artist, dancer, and musician. You are also an excellent communicator, and may be drawn to other languages too. source: GypsyMagicSpells

Today’s Newsletter: Light My Fire

yourfire,myfocus

do it girl, find your inner goddess. 

Chronicling One Girl’s Awakening through #reiki, #self love #kundalini #yoga #consciousness
 
 


Bruce Springsteen - I'm on FireBruce Springsteen - I’m on Fire

WHISPERS.
power color. brown. 
laurie cabot. love might be declared, but don’t wait for it.
ancient lore. a day for a party.
DIG whisper. don’t talk. practice. 
Song of the Day. ”I’m on Fire,” Bruce Springsteen

DOITGIRL. 
On a regular basis, I bow down to four female goddesses; Shakti, Kwan Yin, Pele and Brighid. These are the ones I’ve met on my path and am most called to, but I know I’ll continue to meet more as the right times arise. And these deities do come when the time is right, and the more you call them the more they come. These are the four goddesses I meditate with and ask for help with their respective powers. Since Brighid is my most recent goddess, I’ll tell you a little bit about her first. Just like you, I’m learning as I go. 
I found Brighid by pulling her from a stack of Goddess Cards one night in a circle of women in Hawaii. Her message was “Don’t Back Down. Stand up for what you believe is right,” and since I’ve been struggling with that, I was hooked. Because “what you seek is seeking you,” she’s appeared a lot in my life, in the waking waking and dreaming hours, ever since that night. One of the cool things about spirituality is that if you feel like you’re summoning a goddess, you are. If you think you are asking for and receiving healing and transformation, you are. Basically, if you think you’re talking to God (or a goddess or any sort of spirit) you are. 


The Celtic Goddess Brighid is the Goddess of Fire. She brings warmth, and breaks winter at Imbolc at the beginning of February. She is the Goddess of healing, magic, craft, music, poetry, cattle and inspired wisdom. She is the Goddess of Fertility and is rumored to lean over every cradle. She is called the Bride of the Islands for her association with sovereignty and protection of the islands and the sea. In addition to all of these similarites I share with Brighid —fire, sea, the islands, healing, music and magic are our main passions- her sacred number is 19, I was born December 19, at 2:19 and have always been drawn to the number. Basically, I thnk she’s very cool. As long as you’re seeking, you too will find big and little hints along the path to your goddesses. 
I love this prayer to Brighid, and said it while making my own fire this morning. 
  Your fire, my focus, Your fire, I see, 
Your brightness, my power, Your power, in me. 
Your fire, my purpose, Your fire, so pure, 
Firm up my resolve, Make my purpose endure. 
Your fire, so dazzling, Your fire, so bright,
Inspire my efforts, Fill me with delight. 
Your fire, it fills me, Each cell shines with light, 
Your fire, it heals me, The dark, and the bright. 
Great Brighid, my Goddess, Your fire fills my heart,
I live in your beauty, Your wisdom, your art. 
Please stay with me always, The spark of my way, T
o guide me and teach me, Oh queen of the Fey, 
To know that I name thee My honor’s desire, 
My signpost, my touchstone, My Goddess of Fire.
Next week more goddesses. Happy Friday, know in your hearts that spring- which Brighid brings— is just around the corner xo  
Since the beginning of time the spring has symbolized a time for healing, purification, psychic awareness, paying bills, feritlity, planting magical gardens, ecological rituals, and air magic. [Scott Cunningham]
STARS. 
Our internal thermometer becomes much more stable as Moon exits the reactive fires of Sagittarius, and enters into earthy Capricorn. The energy is favorable for enhancing our status today, by taking a realistic look at who we really are while concentrating on our family, finances, and career. As Luna forms a positive trine to Jupiter, and sextile with to Mercury this morning, we’re given what is needed to build and satisfy a productive mood. The Moon/Pluto conjunction will help to seal the deal if we abide to natural instincts. Tonight’s lunar square to Venus can have us feeling lonely, if we lose sight of what truly matters in the moment. 
"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us. This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say". Mahatma Gandhi. 
Tarot Guidance from Queen of Pentacles, Hight Priestess: Quality time with an older friend/relative or a good book is self-empowering. SUZI CAVALLO DRONZEK
MOON.

Moon Phase: 2/21, New Moon

The Pisces New Moon on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 occurs at 2:35pm Pacific, 5:35pm Eastern and 10:35 GMT.   It is also Mardi Gras, the last day of celebration before the Roman Catholic season of Lent begins.  In ancient times, these were the days of want and scarcity as the winter ended and the last food was rationed before the new crops came in.

The Sabian Symbol for the Moon and Sun at 3*Pisces is: Petrified tree trunks lie broken on desert sand. With the knowledge we have of the collective unconscious, we know that while everything changes - lives, grows and dies - all life leave some record of our passage here.  We each have the privilege and the responsibility to add to our collective wisdom.  This month’s New Moon calls us to this work.  Don’t forget to take the time to meditate, surrendering your ego-stance and letting Spirit speak through your soul. What you think you are here to achieve might not be what your soul was sent here to do.  Take time to open to your creative imagination to figure out how you can combine both these goals in service to the world. CATHY PAGANO READ MORE

WORDS. 
"Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receiving an imprint from existence."
- Barbara Marciniak
"According to Buddhism, it is our fear at experiencing ourselves directly that creates suffering."
- Mark Epstein 
"If everybody loves us, something is wrong. We can’t please everybody."Paulo Coelho 
Inside and outside her head, 
a billion, trillion stars, beyond count, circled and exploded. 
A million frogs croaked, trees fell in forests echoing down valleys; children cried. 
The flux of everything throbbed on and on. 
Songs were heard in spheres within spheres, electric, crackle, sharp. She heard nothing. 
How could she, when not once 
had she even heard the sound of her own breathing.”
-Duane Michaels. 

Today’s Newsletter: A February Fireside Chat

lovethisworld
doitgirl, seek your inner rock star. 

power color. royal blue. magic whisper.  Light a blue candle, ask for a raise or a new job [Laurie Cabot]. DIG whisper. slow down or you’re headed for a burn out
DOITGIRL. 
Am I entitled to my own opinion? Yes. 
Am I allowed to be myself? Yes, in fact it’s asked of you, that you inhabit and embrace yourself, fully.
Am I allowed to mess up? Yes. Life is messy.
Am I allowed to lay in the muck and the mire of that mistake and not let it go? No. 
If I have been spinning out and feeling breathless, do I just keep going and hope I feel better eventually? No. 
 Do I instead take time to find my center, until I feel aligned again? Yes. Breathe. Get still. Meditate. Create space. Protect and heal yourself to protect and heal others.
Are you sure my worry doesn’t help? Because I’m really good at it. Positive. In fact it only hurts. Practice Trust.
Am I much bigger and infinite than anything that worries me right now? Yes. 
So this thing I’m playing with in my head right now, it doesn’t really matter? Not if you say it doesn’t. It only matters if you say so. The more you think about it, the more you create it. Your choice.
 Am I loved? Very much. With an unstoppable, unconditionable force.
Am I alright? Yes
Am I alone? Never. 
 
Stars. suzi cavallo dronzek. The skies are friendly as Mercury (thoughts, communications) sextiles generous Jupiter. Movement is in someway projected, increasing favorable connections and socializing, negotiations, agreements, publishing, new understandings, as well as travel. Express yourself, for someone shall be listening. Later, reaching out is in our favor as Luna sextiles irresistible Sun and helpful Saturn. 
"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." Mother Teresa. 
Tarot Guidance from King of Pentacles rx, Two of Wands rx: Pessimism keeps us in the dark. 
Moon. cathy pagano.  [New Pisces Moon on 2.21] Venus in Aries pressures this New Moon to adapt rather than stagnate.  The Sabian symbol for Venus at 16* Aries is: A weary wanderer, with a red rose stuck in his hat, stops momentarily to look back at the setting sun. It’s time to leave the past behind and continue on our journey, guided by the red rose of love and life.  Adaptation is the name of the game as we watch the old world crumble and a new world arise.  What do people who have given their allegiance to a dying culture need now?  What talents and gifts can we offer them? 

Venus moves into a challenging aspect with Mars retrograde, pushing us to question what we really value and to stand up for what we believe in, rather than trying to be a people-pleaser.  READ MORE.  

  

 Affirmations

Actual change occurs because of a decision on our part: the decision to heal, the decision to change. It ultimately doesn’t matter so much why I become angry or defensive. What matters is that I decide I want to be healed, and I ask God to help me.” Marianne Williamson

 

"A Course in Miracles says it is ‘not our job to seek for love, but to seek for all the barriers we hold against its coming.’ Thinking that there is some special person out there who is going to save us is a barrier to pure love." Marianne Williamson

Words
LET IT GO.
Let go of the ways you thought life would unfold:
the holding of plans or dreams or expectations - Let it all go. 
Save your strength to swim with the tide. 
The choice to fight what is here before you now will 
only result in struggle, fear, and desperate attempts 
to flee from the very energy you long for. 
Let go. 
Let it all go and flow with the grace that washes 
through your days whether you received it gently 
or with all your quills raised to defend against invaders. 
Take this on faith; the mind may never find the 
explanations that it seeks, but you will move forward 
nonetheless. Let go, and the wave’s crest will carry 
you to unknown shores, beyond your wildest dreams 
or destinations. Let it all go and find the place of 
rest and peace, and certain transformation. DANNA FAULDS
 Nick Drake - Northern sky (1970)Nick Drake - Northern sky (1970)
"I never felt magic crazy as this
I never saw moons, knew the meaning of the sea 
I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree 
But now you’re here, brighten my northern sky”
Nick Drake, Northern Sky

Today’s Newsletter: Happy Valentine’s Day

dontseeklove
DOITGIRL, LETTERS from the LIGHT
 
TODAY’S WHISPERS.

power color. green laurie cabot magic. Some things we wish for are not what we want them to be. DIG whisper. keep secrets. it’s sexy. Ancient Holiday. St. Valentine’s Day

DOITGIRL. Yesterday the world was so wildly awake and celebrating itself. The fields were singing with that whispery roar as the wind rushed through them, they sounded a lot like when wind runs across the water, and they made rows of waves that shimmered like spun gold. You could hear the gleeful cries of the children in the schoolyard a quarter of a mile away, which reminded me of the same happy cries you hear on the waves of the hot summer beach. The birds were crying out brightly and showing off with low swooping descents before sailing up high, higher, taking breaks on telephone wires and staring proudly down. The dogs were howling along with the cows and the donkeys, those primals animals, always in the present, calling out “I AM, I AM, I AM.”  Just how I like it, a wild, massive magnificent, primal mind-shattering symphony across a tapestry no tiny human mind could dream, one that’s never exactly the same again. We don’t have to be afraid of just how big & limitless life really is. We don’t have to be afraid of just how big & limitless we really are. It’s all so expansive and mysterious that we pretend we have some control so as not to lose our minds. But I say, lose your mind and leap in. 

This one moment right now is unique, magic, fleeting, ripe and explosive with possibility and has nothing to do with anything that’s going on in your mind. If you are stuck, and have locked yourself in the darkness of your mind with ideas of right and wrong and should have and can and can’t, throw open the doors, the big french doors of your mind, and walk out into the sunlight.  
I stopped in front of that field that was dancing in the wind and bathing in the sun’s bright light and I imagined myself as a condunctor standing in front of nature’s orchestra, trying to make everything sync up, be sequential, and make sense. I did it just for a laugh, because this is how most of us live each moment, as well as how we try to control our pasts and futures, trying to re-write or edit this wild, messy, perfect and primal universe. Our thoughts try to control this big cosmic endless movie, when really, we should just toss ourself in it like the sea, let it move us, let it take us. Let it lift us far beyond anything we ever thought possible. Today’s a good day to step off your podium and surrender your batons and let it all be, perfect and wild and endless. Let this big wild symphony play, just as it is. No conducting, no manipulation, just be and let be. It really is all out of our hands, so why are we holding on so tight? Whatever force is conducting this wildly beautiful universe, let that run your life. Offer yourself up.



STARS. 

Valentine’s Day starts out in a comfortable mood as Mercury (thoughts, communications) conjuncts compassionate Neptune. We don’t seem to mind just going with the flow. We become challenged as to what our ego and our heart want as Moon squares Sun in today’s Quarter Moon. Healing waves rush in as Jupiter sextile Chiron, which can be quite favorable news for our values in finances, family, and love. Clear communications create understanding, which allows compassion for forgiveness. Later, Luna enters free-spirited Sagittarius, where we are eager to enjoy the moment - yet fail to comfort heavy emotional connections - which can mislead partners into feeling unsupported. Misinterpretations may be possible as Moon squares naive Neptune and anxious Mercury. Speak sweet nothings with carefully chosen words of truthful affections while being a good listener. Old-fashion love letters that contain kindness with gentle truth (without expecting a response in return) score points. ”A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.” Richard Bach. Tarot Guidance from High Priestess rx, Ace of Swords: A dishonest act proves deceitful intentions. 

 Have you read your February Tarotscope? 



MOON.
current phase. Waning Half Moon. 
 The Waning moon is used for banishing and rejecting those things that influence us in a negative way. Negative emotions, diseases, ailments, and bad habits can all be let go and special spells for clearing negative energies from the self, home, ritual circle, tools and so on can be performed at this time. Simply remember that when you remove an energy, you want to fill the void with a more positive energy. So this is also a good time to consecrate the future with what you want it to be as you move forward. [Paganspath]
ANCIENT RITUALS. 
Romany Divination Ritual. By tradition many species of birds begin pairing off at this time. The Romanies say that if you are unattached, a bay leaf placed under your pillow on St. Valentine’s Day will induce you to dream of the person you will marry. gypsymagicspells 
 

   

 Love and Attraction Oil
  • Lemon Juice Extract or Essential Oil
  • Rosewater or Essential Oil
  • Vanilla bean extract or Essential Oil
  • Gold glitter or two gold stars
  • Almond oil
Prepare a perfumed oil using 2 ounces of almond oil as the base. Add 7 drops of rose water or 7 drops Rose Essential Oil, 3 drops of lemon extract, juice or essential Oil, One vanilla bean or 7 drops vanilla extract or essential oil, gold glitter or two gold stars 

Anoint the pulse points before going out or add to bathwater for a magical love attraction bath. gypsymagicspells
 
WORDS.
 O Great Spirit, holy of all hollies, who lives and breathes within me,
I give thanks for today’s sunrise and the gift of sight to witness it. 
I give thanks for songbirds and the gift of hearing to enjoy their sweet melodies. 
I give thanks f
or pine trees and the gift of scent to smell their earthy fragrance.
I give thanks for healing water and the gift to taste its cool refreshment.
I give thanks for beauty and the gift to touch its colored textures. Aho
Giving love is the real beautiful experience, because then you are an emperor. Getting love is a very small experience. It is the experience of begger. OSHO 
 

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,

there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about. 

Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.

-Rumi
(13th century)

 
"Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are." Anne Lamott
 Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love (video oficial)Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love (video oficial)

Your Love is My Love, 
Happy Valentine’s Day <3
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Today’s DIG Letter: Dancing Leaves

iamhomesick

2.10.12


power color. copper
magic whisper. “a good day for legal matters and justice”
[laurie cabot]
DIG whisper. it’s all on schedule, and it’s headed your way. are you ready?




DoItGirl. 

Under this recent Leo full moon I was feeling pretty testy, fiery, and easily riled up. I was acting pretty non-negotiable, I was a fire sign, [I’m a sagittarius sun with a leo moon] running around under a highly flammable full leo moon, and I felt like everything I touched was set aflame, definitely not always for the best. It’s funny, my x fiance was an intense, fiery Leo, and no one could fight like us. We loved hard and fought hard, no inbetweens. So this week I had that same unbalanced, defensive, ready-to-rumble energy. I’m careful with my energy now, I don’t like to bring funky, ego-driven, or dark energy anywhere anymore, I like to clear it (yoga, running, meditation) before I interact with people. I’m just telling you this because it baffles me that I didn’t understand the power of my own energy before,  I didn’t take responsibility for it. We can be a firestarter or a peacebearer with our power— part of the problem or part of the solution— and everyday it’s up to us, every moment it’s our choice. So to burn off all this agitated energy, Gracie and I were doing a lot of running down this long winding dirt road we like a lot. The other day we were out during a late-morning run when it was 55 degrees, breezeless and still. A one point I stopped to let some cars pass, and then my gaze fell onto the horses on the hill. So I was just standing there,  still feeling all riled and pent up, like I was ready for a rumble, when a pile of leaves started to pick up a few feet away from me, and then they were lifted off the ground and spun around in this big furious whirlpool in the air.  Gracie and I just stood there watching this tiny, mystical show in a corner of the world, and I took it as nature’s way of demonstrating just how much our thoughts affect the environemt around us, it was like seeing the chaos inside of me on the outside, which is how life works. Our insides always bleed out on the outside, they always escape and affect everyone and everything in our environemnt. It only lasted the moment, and as soon as I moved toward the dancing leaves it was over, they were scattered across the street, then skittered to a stop. [Your energy is so so powerful. Keep it light, keep it loving, keep it moving.]




Stars
Cosmic Dirt Astrology [Suzi Cavallo Dronzek]

As Luna breezes onto the decorated Libra scale this afternoon, we begin to detach from our sensitivities in order to create balance and inner peace. Here is where we can manage to stay neutral and composed ~ while basing decisions on reality and facts. Energy is favorable for socializing, hanging with friends, researching information, flirting, friendly talks, confronting issues, negotiating, as well as kissing and making up. Later, As Moon opposes distant Uranus and uncaring Venus, we may find some real enjoyment in quality ‘me’ time. A nagging, sweet tooth may also some satisfaction from this vibration. ”Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein. Tarot guidance from The Star, Ten of Swords: We’re only bursting our own bubble. 


More Stars. 

Dipali Desai’s Astrology. 

Saturn will remain in Libra for the next several month. This is a reality check in at the midway point.  Have you learned your lesson in the balance of “Giving and Receiving?” Do you honor and value another as much as yourself? Do you feel worthy to receive? Have you learned to give?

These are a few of the important questions when we take a closer look at Saturn’s lessons and teachings. Saturn symbolizing the master life coach encourages us to move into “balance.” If we remain in Lack Consciousness we will expect the same of others. We remain in scarcity, being overly frugal and a cheapskate. This is minimizing your Divinity. The natural state as Soul is abundant and full of prosperity (not just financial.) And over time, it creates a off-balance with ripples into many areas including the physical body. [Read More]

Moon.
Waning Moon, 90% Full. 
Waning Moon Magic. The waning moon is the period during which the moon goes from full to dark once again. Like the waxing moon phase, it lasts approximately two weeks. this time of the month is used to do “baneful” magic — that which sends away, gets rid of or destroys things you no longer wish to be burdened by. Some examples would include: Magic to eliminate negative or toxic people from your life, workings to smoothly end a relationship or job, rituals that banish bad habits, any magic related to reducing things, such as debt, illness, etc.  
 
 
Words. 

"We are not here to fix, change or belittle another person. We are here to support,forgive and heal one another." Marianne Williamson 

"Why are people sad? That’s simple. They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams." - Paulo Coelho
"Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you." Wayne Dyer



 Ben Harper And Relentless7 - Fly One TimeBen Harper And Relentless7 - Fly One Time

Today’s DIG newsletter: Stairway to Heaven

laddertothestars
2.6.12


Power Color. Yellow.  
Magic Whisper. “Full Moon Spells Will Work” [Laurie Cabot] 
DIG whisper. a blue jay never needs a “reason” to sing, do you? 

STARS.
Luna fluctuates most of the day as she struggles to stay steady in Cancer waters, but finds strength later as she enters remarkable Leo. Our time could be spent defending ourselves as Moon squares grumpy Saturn - rather than moving beyond sensitivities. A positive shift happens as Luna trines influential Uranus, but a square to excessive Jupiter shortly after could have us counting on luck and assumptions.
 
 ’What I am looking for is not outthere; it is in me’. Hellen Keller
Tarot guidance from Justice, Ten of Pentacles rx: A decision comes with an unforeseen consequence. 


MOON.
Phase: 98% Full, Waxing.
Tomorrow, 2/7, is the Full Moon in Leo. 

Cathy Pagano on the Leo Full Moon

"The full Moon brings to light what we planted at the new Moon.  The new Moon in Aquarius highlighted our need for a new collective vision.  Mars went retrograde hours later to begin the process of honing our personal story in relationship to these times of cultural change and transformation.  The 60s are back - redux!

This full Moon between the Aquarius Sun and the Leo Moon brings out the best in us.Since the full Moon symbolizes the sacred marriage, the energies evoked this month are powerful.  He’s an Aquarian - noble, truthful, controlled and rational.  She’s a Leo - noble, self-aware, creative and intuitive.  They both value nobility of spirit - he because it’s the right thing to do, she because it’s innate to her nature.  She’s an Aquarian - a humanitarian, a rebel and definitely a free spirit.  He’s a Leo - self-confident, charismatic and proud. They both value their uniqueness, she because she values her freedom, he because he values his individuality.  The Leo-Aquarius axis energizes us to develop our creativity and offer it to our collective future. 

This marriage brings together our unique personality with our collective purpose.  It is no longer relevant to create just for ourselves.  There is this over-riding feeling that whatever we create must be beneficial to all humanity.  We each have a piece of the collective puzzle, and as we move through these next years of social change and global transformation, each of us can contribute our piece to the picture.  If we do this, we are sure to create a future world that benefits all of us.

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 19* Aquarius is: Amidst smoke and drizzle, jubilant fire fighters dig the final trench around a mountaintop blaze. It is up to us to mobilize all our faculties to bring destructive passions under control and then channel them into further human evolution.  As we work with these elemental powers of life, we are doing the groundwork to manifest our vision of the future.  It takes courage and fortitude to face the destructive fires ablaze in the world and create something new with them.  This is the time to engage in alchemy.

The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 19* Leo is: Revelers on a houseboat dance to the sounds of a swing band.  It’s time to have fun and engage in life.  Just as we think we are headed to disaster, the fires are contained and we can rejoice.  Dance to bring in new life, dance to understand the wisdom of life.  There’s no way we can escape the limits of life, but we can dance our vision as we listen to the rhythms of life.  The cosmic rhythm is telling us to dance a new creation into being.

Mercury joins the Sun this full Moon, enhancing our ability to communicate (Mercury) our ideas to our group.  We have to have a clear idea or vision before it can manifest.  Group work helps.

With Jupiter in Taurus still working with Pluto in Capricorn, we will find opportunities to build and manifest our dreams.  That is, if our dreams are sourced in Love and humanitarian principles.  We are creating our brave new world as the old world dies its natural death.

Saturn goes retrograde hours after the full Moon at 30* Libra.   Three mounds of knowledge on a philosopher’s head.  This is a symbol for understanding and wisdom. Saturn marks the boundaries of our reality; at this degree, we are urged to understand the universal truths that underlie justice and fairness.  It’s time to ponder how a responsible humanity must act for the benefit of all.  Saturn will stay retrograde until June 25th. 

The year feels as if it is rushing ahead.  Take time to meditate and exercise, so you can be clear about what you intend to manifest in your life this year.  Mars retrograde will help you do it.”  Cathy Pagano 


WORDS.
Louise Hay’s 12 Commandments for Self Love. 
1. STOP ALL CRITICISM.
Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticize yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes. When you criticize yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.

2. FORGIVE YOURSELF.
Let the past go. You did the best you could at the time with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge that you had. Now you are growing and changing, and you will live life differently.

3. DON’T SCARE YOURSELF.
Stop terrorizing yourself with your thoughts. It’s a dreadful way to live. Find a mental image that gives you pleasure, and immediately switch your scary thought to a pleasure thought.

4. BE GENTLE AND KIND AND PATIENT.
Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself as you learn the new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved.

5. BE KIND TO YOUR MIND.
Self-hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don’t hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts.

6. PRAISE YOURSELF.
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.

7. SUPPORT YOURSELF.
Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. It is being strong to ask for help when you need it.

8. BE LOVING TO YOUR NEGATIVES.
Acknowledge that you created them to fulfill a need. Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfill those needs. So lovingly release the old negative patterns.

9. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY.
Learn about nutrition. What kind of fuel does your body need in order to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise do you enjoy? Cherish and revere the temple you live in.

10. MIRROR WORK.
Look into your eyes often. Express this growing sense of love you have for yourself. Forgive yourself while looking into the mirror. Talk to your parents while looking into the mirror. Forgive them, too. At least once a day, say “I love you, I really love you!”

11. LOVE YOURSELF… DO IT NOW.
Don’t wait until you get well, or lose the weight, or get the new job, or find the new relationship. Begin now—and do the best you can.

12. HAVE FUN.
Remember the things that gave you joy as a child. Incorporate them into your life now. Find a way to have fun with everything you do. Let yourself express the joy of living. Smile. Laugh. Rejoice, and the Universe rejoices with you! Peace & Blessings, Journey to Balance
 


DoItGirl.

After meeting that lovely woman named Lynda, the Shamanic medecine woman who helped me make an offering to Pele, I was finally relaxed enough to lie down and read a book, four days into my Hawaiian trip. It was Paulo Coehlo’s The Witch of Portobello, and early on I landed on a beautiful passage, which could be about Athena, the subject of the book, or it could be, and is, about all of us. 

 
"Her greatest problem was that she was a woman of the twenty-second century living in the twenty-first, and making no secret of the fact either. Did she pay a price? She certainly did. But she woud have paid still a higher price if she had repressed her true exuberant self…
Athena brought to the surface the immensely rich world we all carry in our souls without realizing that people aren’t yet ready to accept their own powers. 
We women, when we’re searching for a meaning to our lives or for the path of knowledge, always identify with one of the four classic archetypes. 
The Virgin (and I’m not speaking here of a sexual virgin) is the one whose search springs from her complete independence and everything she learns in the fruit of her ablity to face challenges alone. 
The Martyr finds her way to self knowledge through pain, surrender, and suffering. 
The Saint finds her true reason for living in unconditional love and in her ability to give without asking anything in return. 
Finally, the Witch justifies her existence by going in search of complete and limitless pleasure. 
Normally a woman has to choose from one of these tradiontal feminine archetypes, but Athena was all four at once.”


It resonated so much I left the pool and walked across the property, only to cross paths with exactly who I was looking for, Shakti Sunfire, my trip leader whom I love so much, and I had no idea, until I let the authentic experience (not the one I had been attached to) wash over me, that She herself was one of the many many big and beautiful reasons I was called to the Island. 
"I have something for you," I told her. At first I read her the inscription in the beginning of the book, which reads, 
 
"For SFX, a sun who spread light and warmth wherever he went, and was an example to all those who think beyond their horizons," 
 
for that reminded me so much of her, for her name, Shakti Sunfire, is exemplary of her warmth and brilliance and light, and then I handed her the book with the passage marked, for there was more, besides the excerpt, that I wanted her to read, and when we met up later she returned the book and it had touched her as I’d  hoped. I tell you this because interactions like this are some of the just the smaller gifts of waking up, this lucid fluidity and ease, when you break out of your society-conditoned, fear-hardened shell and start to walk around authentically like the being of light that You Are, communication becomes almost like telepathy once you wake to the wisdom that everything is connected, we are all one, and my journey is yours and yours mine, there is no separation. The higher we ascend, the more we see, the easier it is to know and love others as yourself. The more you begin to recognize your Soul Family, the more you Aligned with Purpose you become, the clearer the Path. So much so that I no longer can list the deep connections and “coincidences” that line up for me in one day, there are just far too many, and they are far too beautiful to put into words.
 
There is a field my father and I pass on our runs in Virginia, with a rusty, solitary ladder that reaches up into the sky, seemingly to nowhere, and I call it the Stairway to Heaven. When the sun is setting the ladder makes it look like you could climb right onto that heavenly body, which is what I did when I went to Hawaii. I felt like I walked up to and played on the sun, because I met Shakti and all those wonderful women, because my inner fire was returned. But I am also struck by the image of that ladder because everytime we make the right choices for ourselves, everytime we say yes to our hearts, yes to love, yes to goodness and giving, to life and to light, we are climbing that ladder of light, and the higher we go, the easier it all is, the better we can see, the freer we become and the easier it is to fly. Each choice we make, a step on the path to heaven. 
 
xoxo,
DIG


"You have your choices, and these are what makes man great, his ladder to the stars." Mumford and Sons, Timshel


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