I’m being called to
enter the silence.
To dream and rest.
To create an opening
for possibilities and
potential still to come.
To tend the seed
that is even now
gestating in the dark.
Held in the cave of
both past and future,
I’m wrapped in the warmth
of myths and ancient ways.
Held by the ancestral mothers,
I enter the stillness of this time.
~ Arlene Bailey, ‘Entering the Silence’
Hot coffee, geese honking overhead, the wind scattering leaves across the lawn and porch, and the siren song of a comfy couch, warm blankets, and an afternoon spent in a book. The Autumn Goddesses are calling for us to slow down and take a deep breath.
We are entering the deepest, darkest part of the year between now and Winter Solstice. It is a time of reflection, contemplation, release, and renewal. The chaos of 2020 has made this season more poignant and more challenging which makes our dreaming and visioning that much more important.
The beginning of November is jam-packed with the Full Moon Blue Moon, Samhain, Ancestor Festivals, and then Election Day arriving for those of us in the USA, as well as Mercury stationing direct. Energies are at a fever pitch so grounding and centering practices are absolutely vital right now.
If you are free tonight, Election Night, I am joining Nikki and Keeli from Way of Witch for a #WitchtheVote evening beginning at 7pm et on Zoom. Here is the event info on Facebook. Come and hang out with us!
A few ideas to get through what may be a very chaotic week:
- Remember to pause, step back, and breathe. Literally. Use the bubble practice to protect yourself and manage incoming stressful energy.
- Pull your breath all the way down through your chakras and into Mama Gaia. Go and hug a tree. If you can, get your bare feet on Her for just a few minutes. Feel your anxiety flowing into earth and replace it with Gaia emanations.
- Eat nourishing and grounding foods today – soups, stews, think gourds and root vegetables.
- Chant! Sanskrit mantras are a gorgeous way to shift and uplift! Ganesha, Kuan Yin, Lakshmi, DURGA – Weave those garlands!
- Keep crystals with you that balance your energy and are protective. I LOVE black tourmaline with some celestite for today!
- Connect with your Beloveds. Join #WitchtheVote event tonight that I am doing with Way of Witch and gather with awesome peeps of like mind.
- Most of all … know that the energy is already in motion. Today is time to take care of you and those around you, especially kiddos who may be feeling the stress and not know what to do.
- Light candles, string the faery lights, bake some cookies, decorate your Christmas tree, do whatever centers you into your Self and your space and makes you feel happy.
- More tips on 13 Tools for Empaths to Stay Balanced
I am also absolutely delighted to share that I have committed to the Kuan Yin Million Mantra Practice with Mt. Shasta Goddess Temple. Priestess Yeshe Matthews completed her own 100,000 mantra sadhana in September and decided to keep going and add nine other Priestesses and Practitioners so that we get to one million mantras! Yeshe livestreams the practice each morning on Facebook and the new Goddess Temple App (see this info below) and everyone is invited to join in.
The Altars have been very busy here at MotherHouse. Each morning I chant and pray and send out blessings and energy for our Community and beyond. For those who are victims of the pandemic physically or have lost a loved one, for those who suffering and feeling alone, the Goddesses are gathered, the candles are lit, and my chants and prayers are being offered for all of you every single day.
Blessings on your month and I hope to see you all in Community!
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Goddess Within Mentoring Circle – Registration closes 11/13. Goddess Magick, prompts, practices, and a Group Mentoring Call each month.
Goddess Wheel of the Year Readings for Samhain, Solar Returns, New Year, or anytime! I am booking November and December now.
November Goddess Oracle Circle is scheduled for 11/21 and space is limited. I will be doing live readings for all participants!
MotherHouse Goddess Temple – November Baba Yaga Full Moon Circle with Guest Priestess Yeshe Matthews – Register to receive information for the 11/28/20 Circle.
Mystery School of the Goddess has many new online courses for the season and beyond, as well as more new classes coming. See the newest Mystery School of the Goddess online courses here
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Sync with the Dark Mothers as we move into the contemplative time of the Wheel turning. Howl with the wind and the Banshees on Cailleach’s Day. Bake an apple pie for Pomona. Visit your Ancestors at their graves for All Souls Day. Adorn yourself like the Lady of the House of Jubilation, Hathor! Listen for Nicneven and the Wild Hunt passing your window. Make sacred your deepest fears in offering to The Morrighan. Clean and light up your home for the Goddess Lakshmi and Diwali! Banish Alakshmi (her “evil” sister) by banging pots and pans and opening windows and doors for negative energy to exit. Make a Hekate Supper and deliver it to the crossroad for Her and don’t look back! Spend some time with Sekhmet for protection, health, release, and give her a bit of dark chocolate as offering. Brew some Holy Basil tea and imbibe the Goddess Tulsi. Tell your secrets to Baba Yaga. Plant seeds with Mawu and begin to work on intentions for 2021. ~ Kimberly Moore, Goddess Planner
November 1, 2020 – Daylight Savings Time Ends – Fall Back
November 1 – All Saints Day
November 1 – Cailleach’s Day – Day of the Banshees
November 1 – Ancient Roman Festival honoring Pomona – Goddess of Orchards
November 2 – Día de los Muertos (although celebrations may begin 10/31)
November 2 – Feast Day of Santa Muerte
November 2 – All Souls Day
November 2 – White Tara Day
November 3, 2020 – Mercury Stations Direct in Libra
November 3 – Feast Day of St. Martin of Porres who syncretizes to the Orisha Eleggua
November 6 – Birthday of the Babylonian Goddess Tiamat – Primordial Goddess of the Sea
November 7, 2020 Astrological Samhain
November 7, 2020 – Marian Devotion Day
November 8 – Immaculate Conception
November 8 – Japanese Hearth Festival celebrating the Goddess Kamui Fuchi
November 8 – TARA Day
November 10 – Ancient Egyptian Month of Hathor begins (ends 12/9)
November 10 – Day of the Scottish Nicneven/Nicnevin (also Samhain Eve)
November 11 – Day of the Fairy Sidhe (Old Samhain)
November 11 – Day of Sacrificial Offerings to the Morrighan
November 13 – Runic Half Month of Nyd/Nauthiz begins (Need)
November 14, 2020 – HINDU FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – DIWALI (LAKSHMI PUJA) BEGINS
November 14, 2020 – KALI PUJA in West Bengal begins
November 15, 2020 – New Moon in Scorpio at 12:07am et
November 16 – Thracian Hekate Night – Greek Goddess of Magic and Crossroads
November 19, 2020 – Mercury Retrograde Shadow Ends
November 20 – Day of Sekhmet and the Purifying Flame
November 21, 2020 – Sun enters Sagittarius
November 22 – Feast Day of St. Cecelia who syncretizes to the Orisha Goddess Oshun
November 24 – Day of Offerings to Sekhmet
November 25 – Feast Day of St. Catherine of Sienna who syncretizes to the Orisha Goddess Obba
November 25 – Celtic Tree Month of Ruis (Elder) begins
November 26. 2020 – Tulasi Vivah for the union of Krishna and the Goddess Tulsi (Holy Basil)
November 26, 2020 – USA Thanksgiving Day
November 27 – Day of Hindu Goddess Parvati
November 28, 2020 – Neptune stations Direct in Pisces
November 28 – Start of Runic Half Month of ISA (meaning: ice)
November 30, 2020 – FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE in Gemini at 4:30am est
November 30, 2020 – Full Moon Feast of Baba Yaga (November Full Moon belongs to her)
November 30 – Day of Mawu – African Creatrix Goddess
November 30 – Day of Norse Goddess Skadi