I woke to see Ra shinning down on us after being buried behind nasty storm clouds for the past week. The temperature is a balmy 70F with Air providing g a gentle breeze. The only drawback is for those of us allergic to mold spores which are out in full force. I’ll still take this gift of this beautiful day and I just take some allergy medicine. I’m writing this while sitting outside watching my almost 4-year-old grandson play. Plus because of the Maple tree in their yard, I was able to explain where big trees come from. The seed from any Maple tree has about a 1/2 inch seed encased in a thing that looks like a wing sort of. As kids, we called them “whirlybirds.” There was also a couple of small new birth twigs with 3 different size leaves on them, so we talked about how trees and the leaves on them start out small like any baby and geta bigger as they get older.
Whirlybird/Maple tree seed pod
Then we watched, played, and talked about where ants live and what they might eat. I had yo hold in my laughter when he asked me if I would make lunch for the ant so the 2 of them could have a picnic. LOL
Next came the different birds he pointed out. Some of them I could tell him the name of others not. Time for grandma to learn the names of the birds that are in this area.
The most important part of these in prompt to lessons was how important it is to respect everything that is gifted to us by Mother Earth/Gaia and that we should live in harmony with the plants, animals, birds, insects, etc that are around us instead of helping to destroy our Blessed Mother. When school is out for summer and break it is time for me to take these 2 grandsons, the one I’m with has a 6-year-old brother, on walks with trash bags in hand to pick up whatever garbage other people leave out of laziness, apathy, and zero respect for the living breathing entity shaped like a huge ball floating in space as a solitary planet called me earth by those who don’t realize she is the Mother that nurtures us.
I ask that where ever you may go by foot or bicycle to please take some type of disposable bag with you, you know the ones you have to bring groceries and other things home in, and either gloves and/or hand sanitizer than pick up behind those that are less caring about our Mother than I know you are. I use desirable bags for shopping now I like many are on a tight budget, even tighter now with buying WOTC, so each month I saved my change in a container and than counted before leaving to go shopping the next month. Whatever it added up to I would use it to buy as many reusable shopping bags as I could. I even saved enough over 2 months to be able to have an insulated bag for my freezer stuff. Now I’m saving to get another insulated bag for refrigerator stuff. That way if my hubby and I have other errands to run I do not have the to be concerned about as much with possible spoilage or melting.
It is that time of the year…when the mornings and evenings are crisp and fresh. When the leaves on the trees start their fantastically colourful journey from green through all the glorious oranges and reds. Ultimately, they drop to the ground obviously, but it is all part of the cycle of life. Allowing the tree to rest throughout the cold months ready to renew afresh in the spring.
I love the autumn, it is my favourite season. There is something very magical about the whole atmosphere and energy of it. Not just because Samhain is on the way, being my birthday has nothing to do with the excitement at all…honest… This time of the year just feels full of energy and magical possibilities.
Although I spent a lot of the summer working with sun magic, let’s face it, in the UK we have had one of the hottest summers ever so there was plenty of sun to work with. I am not really a sun worshipper. For me the magic happens once the energy changes. That point when the equinox hits and things start to turn.
Late September and October are when I have a clear out. I look back at the year so far, see what has worked and what hasn’t. I sort out my wardrobe, putting away all the floaty summer frocks and sandals and embrace my velvet wear and my boots. Autumn is also when I have a good magical declutter; the herb cupboard, the candles, the altar bits and bobs that have all be shoved in the cupboard over the past few months when I haven’t needed them.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth causing the Sun to be fully or partially obscured by the Moon, as seen from Earth. This happens only during the New Moon.
A total eclipse happens when the moon appears large enough in the sky that its disc can nearly completely obscure the sun’s disc, leaving only a red ring around the dark shadow of the moon. This happens when either the moon is closest to the Earth (def:perigee) in its orbit or the Earth is furthest from the Sun in its orbit (this happens in month:July) or any variation on the orbits that cause the moon to appear as large as, or larger than the sun. If the moon is further away in its orbit(def:apogee), or the Earth is closer to the Sun in its orbit (it is closest in month:January), then the disc of the moon will appear smaller than the disc of the Sun and the moon will not fully obscure the sun. This is called an annular eclipse.
In truth, the Sun is roughly 400x larger than the moon, but it is also 400x further away so the two bodies appear approximately the same size in the sky. However, the moon’s orbit around the Earth is elliptical, so it is sometimes closer to the Earth than others and thus, appears larger and smaller respectively. Likewise, the Earth’s orbit around the Sun is elliptical so that at some points in its orbit, the Sun appears larger than others.
A partial eclipse occurs when the moon blocks only a portion of the sun….
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Where will the eclipse start in your location on August 21?
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The Great American Eclipse is less than a month away. And the key to observing the eclipse safely and successfully is having the right tools…
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An eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth all line up precisely. But how do astronomers accurately predict the timing? We detail the saros cycle in this guide.
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August is bringing the eclipse season a month early and also a Mercury Retrograde (on 8/12), so you may be experiencing a more intense lunation than normal!The Moon is Full in Aquarius with a partial Lunar Eclipse on Monday, August 7 at 2:10pm, but you may have been feeling the effects for at least a week. If you have Aquarius on or near 15 degrees anywhere in your chart, pay particular attention to those areas of your chart.
Aquarius is the sign of the New Age, transformation, community consciousness, and visions of the future. More than ever, we are being called to release old patterns, tired and repetitive ways of thinking, and anything with a focus on the past. Eclipse cycles are 19 years and you can gain some information by looking back to where you were in August of 1998.
The offerings at Mystery School are offering a sanctuary from cosmic influences! We are delighted to have some of the Autumn classes starting to roll out, like Rhythms of the Goddess – Season of the Witch! Plus, a new series called Medicine Woman with Brandi Auset that is perfect to offset eclipse season and has several offerings with more coming!
We are also thrilled to welcomeKatherine Skaggs as a new instructor! She has a free offering for Tarot and the Goddess and new courses coming in September! Katherine is an inspirational Goddess artist and we are lucky to be collaborating with her!
Sending you calm vibes to survive the cosmic chaos! Thank you for being connected with Mystery School of the Goddess – I appreciate you!
And we have a NEW free summit coming in September for Feast of the Sacred Waters – stay tuned for the sign up link within the next week!
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One of the blog posts I follow talks about the Mayan calendar and how each day gives us the opportunity to do our own inner Shadow work to release and realize our greatest potential. You can read the latest blog post at the following link:
“The Unfettered”. Hindu mother goddess. She was self-formed and the mother of the sun and moon gods, Mitra and Varuna. She is the unlimited space of sky beyond the far east, the brilliant light from which the gods sprang. She clears obstacles, protects, and solves problems.
Mayan god of the sun.
Eskimo sun spirit.
“Great Shining Heaven”. Japanese sun goddess, guardian of the Japanese people and ruler of all deities. One of her tasks was to weave sacred robes for the gods.
When Amaterasu’s troublesome brother Susanowo wreaked havoc on her land, she had to hide in a cave to escape the misery. He destroyed the forests, rice paddies, and the Heavenly Weaving Hall, killing Ama-Terasu’s favorite weaving maiden. He sealed the cave that Amaterasu was hiding in so that no sunlight could reach the earth.
The gods worriedly met to plan a way to free her. After many failures to induce her to leave the cave, the lewd dancer Uzume stepped forth. She danced so that the gods all were delighted and laughed so much that the cave shook.
Amaterasu opened the door of the cave a bit to see what was going on, and asked why they would laugh in such a grim time. Uzume said that they were happy because a new, better, more beautiful sun goddess has come to replace her. Amaterasu immediately demanded to see this goddess, and was shown a mirror. She was startled and spellbound by her own reflection long enough for the gods to drag her from the cave, and so the world was light again and there was much rejoicing.