when you are creating
with all your heart
and the sheer expanse of it all seems impossible,
be still for a moment.
What is missing, you ask yourself?
Chances are, it is the Sensual You,
how easily lost in a whirl of mental activity she is
but she is just as easily found,
if you are willing...
As we go inward during the dark season
planning for Spring
(which can often take the form of intense work)
stop comparing yourself to others,
for you, my Snowflake, are a one-and-only
uniquely able to sparkle.
with the awareness that we are here fleetingly
to do as we are meant.
So don't waste it.
With Saturn transiting Capricorn now,
for the next three years,
we are asked to step up
and do the work we are meant for in this lifetime.
This is BIG.
There are no shortcuts
and no indulgences
for these gifts do not come easily
but they are meant to last.
This is a hard-working pair
full of solitary energy
so take heed, Dear Ones,
to not forget to care for yourself,
and your loved ones
as you focus on the Big Work.
Light, clean plant foods.
Fresh air - even when it's cold outside!
Rest. Clear your mind. Sleep well.
You know the drill.
Because these things work.
as you focus on the task at hand,
embrace the feminine:
invite sounds, scents,
and beautiful vignettes
to join in this dance
which, by design,
must be done alone.
Yes, there are times when tips are useful to get you moving.
(I’ve laid out a few here, for scratching the surface.)
Planners, calendars, lists.
But then even these become a point of distraction.
And the time comes
when you must face the Beast.
All by myself, you ask?
Some of my most cherished friends
have joined me
as I go deep within
to give life to something most dear to me.
Allow me to share them with you:
a cornucopia of sorbet star lilies,
gazing back at me with playful smiles
bright little faerie faces to inspire
black velvet ears between my lips
and earth-scented fur to melt into
when thoughts become too heavy
endless cups of bark decoctions to sip
(yes, I am officially ingesting trees)
for a vision of a Green Man, transformed into a Nordic priestess
then a Celtic one
gave firm word
that I must become one with them
as all the knowledge I seek lies within the Wood
a Spring moss candle burns throughout
yes, I know it is Winter
but the soft promise of creation
offers me the shelter of the forest
and the strength to carry on
Silken threads caress my skin
glowing and supple
from a petal scented bath
Weaving ragas soaring through crisp air
calm the sometimes uncontrollable fire
that courses through body and mind
And I direct my attentions
to the work at hand.
May you always be surrounded by delightful company
as you walk alone.
Happy Winter Solstice.
All my love,