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December 2015

Winter Solstice 2015

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The Winter Solstice, also known as Yule, is the birth of our Sun.  After today, the Sun will be gaining his strength until he zeniths at Litha (Midsummers) on the Summer Solstice.  Yule is the longest night and shortest day and comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘Iul’ meaning ‘wheel’.  Here, the Great Goddess becomes a Mother once again as she gives birth to the Sun God.  This is the ‘dark night of our souls’ that springs the Sacred Fire, a new spark of hope, the Coel Coeth (Light of the World). Yule is a fire festival and is associated with fertility and the continuation of life.  In her dark aspect, ‘She Who Cuts the Thread’ or ‘Our Lady in Darkness’, the Goddess calls back the God fertilizing and bringing light and warmth to the Earth.  This is a magical time of the year, a time for divination, rebirth and renewal.  

This year has really been one of growth and perspective.  I have been blessed with clarity and an inner peace that is just indescribable.  I am embarking with a ‘new spark of hope’ and with a light heart.  The Goddess has truly blessed me.  Sure, she has really made me face the reality of responsibility of myself, but she has aided me on my path making me stronger.  One thing that will be one (main) focus is my health, my temple.  Truly understanding that my body is my temple, I am looking at my body in a different way.  It may sound corny, but actually looking into my own eyes and telling myself that I am my body’s friend and I want the very best for it, has really brought this self realization to me.  I am making conscious decisions on the balancing and true health of my body.  My priorities have changed, as I am really centered more on my family and home than other things.  There has been a bit of imbalance in my life, that I am fixing now.  Writing, doing readings, recording…yes more of that.  I am rebirthing that which makes me shine in this world, the Coel Coeth within me.  

Many Blessings,

Sirona Rose

12/22/2015

photo credit:  Candle In Snow by Lana Isabella

Yuletide Blessings 2015

fireThe Winter Solstice is right upon us, although the weather is not acting like it, the energy tells us we are indeed entering into our dark time of the year.  I am 5 months away from testing for my first degree and I am getting a bit nervous.  It’s funny, I have been walking this path for so long and learned a good bit of things and this test is hitting me below the belt.  I just always get nervous before a test, but now I am learning how to use my energy to calm, and guide it.  This year has been one of deep learning and healing.  I have literally been surrounded by death this year.  I have went to more funerals this year, it’s a bit emotionally overwhelming.  Transition has definitely been the theme.  

As I have been “learning”, I am truly seeing how my dedication to the Great Goddess, really put me in front of the God.  Having to learn my boundaries and teach them to others can be quite challenging.  Boundaries are really more important that I really thought.  It teaches others to respect you and your time, but also, it teaches YOU to respect you and your time.  Even my priorities were changed.  I have been more relaxed in speaking my mind….my thoughts.  I feel my Root Chakra more grounded, secure.  A deep root, rooted into the ancient earth. There is a sense of peace that has taken me over that is truly blissful.  The Goddess has awakened my Priestess, urging me to take care of that which is mine.  To accept my responsibilities in this life, fix what is broken, heal what is wounded and let go of that which is dead.  

As the Goddess is preparing to give birth to the God, the sun, it does feel like things are being revealed.  I feel as though I have been in a haze, wearing foggy glasses where I do not truly have clarity.  In this awakening, things have been illuminated showing me the details of that which is happening around and to me. I have less tolerance for those things that do not feel right for me.  I do not tolerate behavior from others that would possibly hurt others.  I see people’s energy, but I also am becoming very aware of their character.  Character is really important to notice on others.  I do believe that people will tell you exactly how they are, we just have to listen.  I do understand that people are where they are, but I do not have to associate with them.  I honestly just do not want unsavory people in my life, and I feel awesome about that.  To wish them peace and many blessings, and then to be able to walk away….priceless!

Many times, thoughts have flooded into my mind, begging to become words describing these transitions I am going through, but as I sat down I just didnt even know where to start. To explain the unexplainable can twist your tongue into a pretzel.  To just lay and BE with this energy, feeling as if I have just awakened from a very long sleep, where does one begin?  I thought, as many did, to see the  ‘dark’ as a bad thing, but to me is has been very comforting and humbling.  I sit is gratitude at the blessings that are being bestowed upon me.  I am so happy to say and feel that my cup runth over…

Happy Winter Solstice and Merry Yule and Season Greetings to you all.  May the Great Goddess and God protect you and bless you for today, tomorrow and all the tomorrows that will follow.

Warmest Blessings,

Sirona Rose

Sagittarius New Moon AstroReading 12/11/2015

Sagittarius New Moon AstroReading

Happy New Moon every one. Remember this is a time of new beginnings. The Moon is accompanying the Sun in Sagittarius and getting some juicy positive energy from Uranus and Mars. This is a very up lifting energy right now, if we choose to take advantage of it. The more that I have been studying astrology, the more I am seeing how important these energies of our planets are. There is a good reason why kings used astronomers/astrologers to help them plan their very important events, as events do correspond to planetary alignments……”As above, so below”
Right now one of the good things we can do is use this Sagittarius energy to take care of ourselves, and not run our Self into the ground. It is very important to take care of your health right now.

XXIWorldThe card that flew our of the deck is THE WORLD, and boy does it really in sync with this Moon.
The World urges us to really see how uniquely special we all are. As we are ending this year, we reflect upon all that we have been through this year. We have lost, gained, found and lost, but these events have made us who we are now. Reflect upon your story of 2015, and maybe even all the “stuff” you have been through in your life. It has been quite the adventure huh?! Set with that, gain that healing strength of how strong you are, the knowledge you have gained and the wonderful souls you have had the experience of meeting. Get yourself ready for the next chapters of your life, what will they say?
One thing I would like to point out is that Mars, warfare, is in Libra who is all about balancing of relationships. Mars is doing his job at creating some very aggressive energy, and many are responding to this. The trick here is to remain CENTERED and GROUNDED during these times, this will allow the positive energy of Sag to calm us. The positive energy of Sagittarius whispers in our ear to be proactive instead of reactive. Mother Earth’s children are in a lot of fear energy. When we are making decisions out of fear, we will not be making the best decisions for our Self, our highest good. The best thing we do right now is to take care of our health, making sure to listen to our bodies and give it what it needs…rather it be sleep or food or company of your loved ones.

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We are starting out in JUDGMENT. Here, the energy is to make the wrong right, if you have suffered know that things will get better. This energy is also about making proactive decisions, if you don’t do something, it may be done for you. Here I am feeling the energy of Saturn making his way through Sagittarius. This can alter our beliefs and takes us out of the serving our egoistic needs to serve and heal the whole. From what I have seen, there are those that were healers that have began to only hear the voice of their ego, hurting all that love them. This is a great card for the new moon as it is about rebirth, an awakening. This can also touch on absolution, releasing yourself from baggage of the past…OR maybe you are releasing old belief patterns. We move on to the MOON card. Here our challenge is to see what is being hidden from us. As many things regarding our governments and the powers that have been ruling the Earth are being disclosed, some information may be hard to swallow. The energy of this card is also about fear, are you stuck in fear? Uranus in Pisces energy is about uncovering that which is secret and hidden from physical site. This energy requires us to listen to our intuition, using our psychic ability to see the truth of that which is being kept from our physical eyes. In your personal life, are you listening to your intuition about things? Are you letting fear guide you, or are you making grounded decisions…those that are for the highest good. Many are reinventing ourselves at this time, so using your intuition can guide you through the darkness and into the light. Our next card is the SUN and it actually comes right after the MOON in the cards. The Sun is about joy, warmth, success and positivist. Our advice here as the Sun rises every day, it gives us a new beginning, a fresh start. This here is in direct correspondence to the Moon in Sag! This is coupling is the ultimate humanitarian. The Sun’s energy is positive and energetic and urges you to share your highest qualities…your gifts you bring to the world. This is also touching on the Jupiter in Virgo, as this union is completely about expanding our service to others. The Sun is wellness and health, taking care of our Self, feeling good and healthy and empowered. As we are following the Sun’s advice we are lead to the outcome which is the LOVERS card. The Lover’s card is about a perfect union. This can be with another person, or the balancing of Self..becoming balanced and whole. This can also mean a true healing, releasing all of the old trauma that we may have experienced. This energy is perfect harmony. With Venus being in Scorpio our emotions are profoundly intensity and well as having unions that are very lucrative. This can go into you doing that which brings you complete happiness. IIIEmpressThe card that represents the energy of the reading is the EMPRESS. This is about fertility, abundance and things beginning to be “birthed”. This is also in alignment with Jupiter in Virgo. This energy is about creating beauty in our lives. This can be the birth of a new idea, a product, or a new way of being. So this really supports the new moon energy as well.
I hope you all enjoyed the reading. Have a a happy new moon and stay safe this holiday season.

 

Many Blessings,

Sirona Rose

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