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Pisces New Moon March 1, 2011

Filed under: astrology — PachaMamas @ 9:33 pm

NEW MOON IN PISCES – Saturday 5th March @ 12:46 PST/ 3:46 EST

by Rebekah Shaman


The Leo full Moon illuminated our blocks and showed us our limitations so we can make the changes we need in order to shine and become empowered.

With our new found Leo courage, strength and inner knowing the Pisces new Moon asks us:

“Am I living my dreams and being true to myself…?”

It is the last new Moon of the lunar cycle before we spring forward into a new cycle and the coming of Summer, It represents the end of the winter hibernation and is our final opportunity to go deep within, to enter the dreamtime and clarify our visions.

The Pisces Moon brings the energy of reflection and inner meditation.  It is the right time to go into silence and hear the small whisper of our hearts.  The Piscean Moon can help you to access the inner messages, if you have been feeling that a change is necessary.

As we head deeper into the year we will find that our inner voices – our intuitions, will get louder and more dominant, as we look at our lives and recognize how our actions are impacting on our immediate surroundings, our community and the planet.

Pisces reminds us to use our unique skills, talents and energy to help serve each other to make this world a better place. There is no better time than NOW! It is exciting to be alive because there is so much room for change.  Use this Moon to go within and find your true vocation.  Use the power of the Leo full Moon to inspire and give you the strength to do what is best for YOU.
We are at our most sensitive and in tune with the Planet over this new Moon so don’t worry if things get on top of you or you feel emotional, teary and anxious about the future.  These emotions must come up in order for us to recognize what we must change.

Rather than get caught up in an emotional storm – become the observer and see what you can learn from it, rather than become its victim.   My feeling is that this Moon is going to be especially strong so that we can really blast through some of our resistances.

To follow our dreams takes courage, commitment, and strength.  This Pisces Moon will guide you through your fears and send you messages through the dreamtime and meditation to show you the way.

There are never any reassurances, only trust and faith in all that you do.  Trust yourself fully and you can never fail.  Allow yourself the space to really listen to your true desires, wishes and inner messages.

The next full Moon in Virgo will help us organize our dreams into actions but for now – allow the dream to come through in all its glory without judgment or comparison…it will empower you and illuminate hidden parts of yourself that are now needing a voice.

I will end this Lunascope with the wise words of Oscar Wilde:

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”


Leo Full Moon – Friday 18th February 2011 February 17, 2011

Filed under: astrology — PachaMamas @ 9:12 am

FULL MOON in LEO – Friday 18th FEBRUARY @ 08:36am GMT
Ritual for LEO FULL MOON
FULL MOON IN LEO – Friday 18th FEBRUARY @ 08:36am GMT
( 3:36 EST/ 12:36 PST)

The new Moon in Aquarius helped us to focus on what we want to achieve for this year.  It emphasised the importance of our role in our local community and how we can best serve both the micro and macrocosm, for the greater good.

Now this illuminating Leo Full Moon asks us:  “What do I need to let go of in order to step into my power and start shining?”

This Leo full Moon brings the focus back to ourselves, so we may appreciate our unique skills and talents.  Leo energy urges us to acknowledge what is holding us back from fulfilling our full potential.  The sooner we accept our limitations and let go of them, the easier it becomes to step into our power.

This Moon can strengthen our self-esteem, self-assurance, and self-belief. As Leo gives us the courage to stand up for who we are and what we believe in despite the fear and negativity that surrounds us.

A woman in America decided to count the amount of negative and positive ‘body image’ messages she received in a day…for every positive message there were 353 negative ones.

Leo Moon is here to remind us that we do have the power to change in order to reach our full potential, but it comes from within.  The external world is too chaotic and impermanent to provide the support and love we need.  It can only come from our own inner work, to break through our fears and limitations about who we think we are and become the powerful person we know we are.

This Moon gives us the courage to let go of what others tell us, and walk our own path. It also shines the light where we need to go through the fear, in order to speak our Truth. If you are compromising, this Moon is an opportunity to stand in your power and say what you truly feel without the fear of consequence.

FEAR is just ‘False Expectations Altering Reality.’ When we lie and deceive we become drained, exhausted and weary.  It is an amazing divine paradox of life, but when we finally stand in our truth and speak from our hearts the energy is so pure, only good can come from it!

Leo helps us feel generous and good-natured but don’t get too caught up in your own perspectives, someone may have a different way of looking at things that could be helpful.  Be compassionate and keep it real. Leo also shows us that not all that glitters is gold so be aware of making assumptions or jumping into something that sounds too good to be true.

If the energy does ramp up over Thursday, Friday and Saturday go with the flow and remember to enjoy it, knowing it will change soon enough.  Find pockets of time to breathe and centre yourself or take a walk in the park and hug a tree – Spring is on its way and the flowers are beginning to burst through the soil….

I will end this Lunascope with the wise words of Dr Robert Holden:

” Success is about recognising the Self you came to Earth with, and whilst success can add to happiness, happiness is more likely to help you be successful. .”


by Rebakah Shaman


The Truth About Santa Claus December 23, 2010

Filed under: astrology — PachaMamas @ 12:21 pm



“Yggdrasill, the great Ash tree, the World Tree, omphalos or navel of the world, is ‘Yggr’s steed’. Yggr is Odin; his steed, an eight-legged horse (Sleipnir) that he rides to the underworld. The eight limbs of Sleipnir are the eight spokes of the Wheel. As Plato suggests, the 8 spheres of heaven are fastened to a spindle that ‘turns on the knees of Necessity”, all things birthed by Nature revolving about the World Tree..”  – Fruits of the Moon Tree, p 77 by Alan Bleakley

Santa Claus is a Mercurial figure much like the Norse wizard Odin who travels between worlds on his 8 legged horse Sleppnir. Santa brings gifts from the North Pole, Odin hangs suspended from the World Tree (at the north pole) to bring the magical gift of the runes.
Odin or Woden is equivalent to our Mercury. Mercurious is described as inhabiting the northern pole in Jung’s great classic Aeon. Odin’s horse and Santa’s 8 fleet footed deer represent the 8 turning points of the year marked by solstices, equinoxes and the cross quarter days. These 8 radiants or spokes of the zodiacal wheel converge at the North Pole.

Santa Claus is real and he lives at the North Pole. St Nicholas travels throughout the world on Christmas Eve to bring gifts to children. Santa enters homes through chimneys, through fire places and through the human heart.

Santa is an anagram for “Sanat.” Sanat Kumara is the presiding spirit of the Earth residing at the North Pole in an etheric city called Shamballa. This is the City of Revelation (Rev.21) on its “sea of glass” surrounded by the rainbow of northern lights (Rev.4). Humans in the Lord of the Rings call their sacred capital the White City, another name for Shamballa. The twelve stones in the foundation of this City represent the twelve signs of the Zodiac as these are oriented over the Earth. The zodiacal lines and other degrees of longitude converge at the northern and southern poles. The North Pole, the spiritual center of the world, is called the Irminsul Pillar by the Norse. This primeval Pillar or World Tree is our Christmas Tree with its bright star of promise. It is also the Tree of Life that bears “twelve  kinds of fruit, yielding one each month” (Rev.22).  Winter Solstice is the gate to the garden of the sacred city where this
Tree grows.

As each soul is anchored through the light above the crown of the head (the soul star), so the soul of the world (the “anima mundi”) appears as a spiritual light above the North Pole of the world. The North Pole is the pivot around which turns the mandala of creation. Dancing or whirling clockwise (Sunwise) helps align and synchronize with the world soul.

Arrayed around the North Pole are the “seven spirits before the throne” spoken of in Revelation. These are the 7 Kumaras of Hindu tradition, the 7 Planetary Logoi of esoteric teaching and the Christmas Elves of our Santa mythology. Sanat or Santa, their leader, is the biblical Ancient of Days. Love enters our world through an alignment between Sanat Kumara and the Christ. (Initiation Human and Solar p. 44, AA Bailey). Love is the Lord of this creation and the Spring of love is refreshed in the Season of Yule. This revitalizing spirit travels from its polar source and – like an etheric electric charge – seeks out the high places on Earth finding connection with mountain tops, holy sites, standing stones, and yes, chimneys!

Christmas or Yule Trees also attract and anchor the incoming spirit of Solstice as each tree resonates holographically with the world tree of the polar axis wherein flows solar prana. The new spirit of love moves from these anchoring points, channeling through fire elementals and through human hearts to spread its magic throughout the world. Hearts opening and responding one with the other will always have a Merry Yule.

During Winter Solstice the light of the Sun is reborn in the heart of the Earth and in the heart of everyone. “Christ in us, the hope of glory” is the Christian invocation. The Druid way is to open all secret chambers to the light of the Sun at this special time. Most importantly, the rays of the spiritual Sun are allowed to penetrate our innermost hearts at this most dark and sacred time of year.

The Soul/Sol of the world is born anew at midnight on Christmas Eve.  The center candle of the advent wreath is lit, Moravians send the midnight new fire home with worshipers. Christ/Sol light is born anew in the heart of the world and of every one open to receive.

Wish/intentions for the New Year are powered through Yuletide celebration. This is a time to gather with family and friends to enjoy yuletide traditions. Celebration, simple folk customs and practices help open our hearts to the purity, love and beauty of the season.

Here are a few simple practices to help bring back the holiday magic:

* Deck the halls with boughs of holly to clear homes of astral shades. Many present day holiday customs are inherited from the Druids, the pre-eminent nature technologists of the ancient world. At the end of every cycle non-assimilable psychic energies (astral shadows) come up to be transformed, recycled or dispelled. These may appear to the psychic eye as overstuffed astral uglies which, strangely, have an inexorable urge to cast themselves onto any sharp points, e.g. holly. Folkways encode more esoteric wisdom than our books can hold. Many of these customs are easier to do than explain but in our day we often have to know why in order to do.

* Gathering around fire. Celebrate with friends and family around a fireplace, bonfire or candlelit table. Whether for “bringing back the Sun” or warming bodies and hearts, gathering around fire is a universal tradition of the season. Solar fire stored in wood through
photosynthesis released now powers seed intentions for the new cycle. Christmas trees are traditionally burned on Epiphany Jan 6 to conclude the celebration.

* Singing together. Noel means “mind of God.” The root word noos means mind and el is god. French philosopher Pierre de Chardin coined the term “noosphere” for the planetary mind.  This re-inspiriting consciousness readily comes through groups singing in circle. To sing together is to breathe and inspire together. The group angel or deva formed above the center of the group in song connects each one with their higher good. So there’s reason for singing together besides the shear joy of it. Any song with which all are familiar or can be easily learned will work for group inspiration. Of course the first thing to come out when we sing together is the discord, it is really good to carry on and get the discord out, then comes the cosmic harmony.

* Dancing in circle. Carol means “circle dance song.” Yule carols were originally sung by people dancing in Sunwise circle to invoke the return of the Sun. Dancing clockwise or Sunwise causes the auric field to turn round forming a vortex of energy spinning around an axis that connects energetically with the Earth’s northern pole and the magic of Yule. As each soul is anchored through the light above the crown of the head (the soul star), so the soul of the world (the “anima mundi”) appears as a spiritual light above the North Pole of the world. The North Pole is the pivot around which turns the mandala of creation. Dancing or whirling clockwise (Sunwise) helps synchronize with the soul of the world.

* Connecting with the spirit of the north. The spring of love is refreshed during Yule each year. This revitalizing spirit travels from its polar source and – like an etheric electric charge – seeks out high places on Earth. Yule Trees attract and anchor this incoming spiritual influence as each tree resonates holographically with the world tree of the polar axis. Meditation and prayer facing north or lying head north aids alignment with the spiritual world. This practice helps to realize soul purpose for this new cycle of creation.

* Ringing bells to break shadow spells, release old stuck patterns and open to the new spirit. Jingle those bells!

This Yuletide season 21 December 2009 – 6 January 2010 is our time to dream and shape the future year. Of course what will be is shaped as much by what we do as it is by cosmic cycles. All the signs point toward 2010 being an extremely good, creative, productive and abundant year.  Just how good and how soon this all unfolds depends on what we do with the opportunities that come our way – and in how we celebrate Solstice, Yule and Epiphany. Celebration is key!


In her Heart is born a Light,
during Gaia’s darkest Night.

On this first day Raphael
Earth’s renewal does foretell.

As the next seed day arrives,
Angel Michael inspires our lives.

On the third great evening blessed,
Gabriel graces us from the West.

In the next holy night to the North,
the star of Uriel shines forth.

Then Angels on their corners stand
as the Light of Love is born again.

In the Light of the still standing Sun
Christ and Natural World are one.

Wreaths of Holly, holy tree,
prick the dark from you and me.

Cedar burning Christmas day
drives the old year’s cares away.

From the Yule log lit anew
we feel our Sol light shining through.

Here in our heart of hearts aglow
forms the New Year’s embryo.

Then Kwanzaa’s seven days unfold
the deepest qualities of soul,

And in lights on tree of green
are the fruits of healing seen.

So Medicine Wheel of Yule abide
to channel the Nations’ healing tide.

On Epiphany Eve in waters blessed;
Lights divine are manifest.

Gifts presented at this time
fix a magic power sublime.

Join we now in Love’s bright circle:
the template of the future world.

~ a Yuletide poem by Steven Nelson

Mythic Times: The Truth About Santa Claus by Steven Nelson Mythic