Ah, world, what lessons you prepare for us,
even in the leafless winter,
even in the ashy city.
I am thinking now
of grief, and of getting past it;
I feel my boots
trying to leave the ground,
I feel my heart
pumping hard. I want
to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.
~ Mary Oliver
Blessings of the Winter Solstice and the last Full Moon of 2018 to you all!
Tonight is our vigil night. Tonight, we gather in the dark and whisper messages of light. We hold the space for the Mothers birthing the Sun, for the Crones tending the fires of winter, for the Goddesses of Winter standing guard on the inner tundra. Don’t be afraid of the dark for from the dark comes all creation.
The Full Moon in Cancer confirms us in the womb of Goddess. Where is your sustenance? Your nourishment? How are you surfing the tides of this potent time? What do you need to stand fully in the experience of creation?
The Winter Solstice altar here at MotherHouse is a reflection of my commitment to creation into the New Year. I am calling forth energies to support me, MotherHouse, and Mystery School of the Goddess; Guardians invoked to navigate the blessings and the challenges of what may come. My turn of the year process has begun with the creation of this altar and in the time before the New Year, I am gathering all of my practices, tools, and magicks to align with the life I want to live in 2019.
I am sharing this process and offering support for your process in my New Year Goddess Magick course – you are invited!
As well, on this Winter Solstice night, I am hosting a free Winter Solstice Goddess Isis Ritual Meditation. For those that cannot attend live, there will be an archive. The Goddess ISIS is a favorite for the time of Winter Solstice. She is pregnant with the Sun/Son, birthing magick and hope for the world.
O Isis, Beautiful in All Thy Names,
I call Thee with the breath of my body,
I call Thee with the beat of my heart,
I call Thee with the pulse of my life,
I call Thee with the words of my mouth,
I call Thee with the thoughts of my mind.
I call Thee Power and Life and Creation.
I call Thee, Isis, Isis, Isis!
~ M. Isidora Forrest – see more on Invoking ISIS
I did my holiday frenzy running this week and I am set to sync into the Solstice and the Full Moon this weekend. Review. Reset. Vision. Plan. Sleep. Dream. Write. Chant. The pace of the holiday season is counter-intuitive to this Full Moon. We have to consciously step out of the melee and make time this weekend to honor the energies within and without. The Cancer Full Moon is setting the stage for a very early eclipse season, beginning with the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on 1/5/19. On 1/21/19 we also have a Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse coming, so prepping now is prepping for a more confident January.
Mary Lomando joined me for a Goddess Alive Radio Podcast on the Winter Solstice, Full Moon, and New Year Astrology – tune in for some great tips to navigate the cosmic dances.
Also, check out the Astrology Update for the 12/22 Full Moon in Cancer by Mary.
Through the MotherHouse of the Goddess blog, MotherHouse Goddess Temple Community events, and the lush offerings of Mystery School of the Goddess, I am committed to supporting all of you into the New Year and through the unfolding of 2019! Thank you for joining our community and supporting us as well!
In gratitude, In light, and In Goddess,
MY WINTER SOLSTICE BLESSING & DIVINATION:
SEASONAL AND NEW YEAR OFFERINGS AT MYSTERY SCHOOL OF THE GODDESS
Blessings and Intentions 2019 with Renee Starr (includes Sacred Intentions Box) – register before 12/31/18 for discount!
Dark Moon Temple 2019 with Brandi Auset and Kimberly Moore – early bird for the year if registered by 12/26/18
Healing with the Goddess with Katherine Skaggs – 22 Goddesses!
Healing Your Money Fears with Lauri Ann Lumby – now open!
How to Use Moondalas and Moonwheels with Molly Remer – perfect for New Year activities!
New Year Goddess Magick with Kimberly Moore – daily prompts begin 12/20!
The Goddess Sessions – Oracles and Soothsayers with Brandi Auset (includes kit) – Register now for 1/1/19 start
Winter Solstice Ritual with Renee Starr – now open!
WORKING FOR 2019
Manifest with the Moon with Gail Jessen – great for the next New Moon!
The Magic of Tarot with Audrey Alison – start a new study practice for 2019!
Brigit Courses with Mael Brigde – Imbolc / Brigid’s Day is coming!