In honor of Women’s History Month, I’d like to introduce you to Alice Paul.
Alice was a Quaker suffragist and a leader in the fight to secure US women the vote. While protesting women’s inability to vote, Alice was arrested a total of seven times and imprisoned three times. She was force fed for days while in prison. But Alice continued to champion non-violent civil disobedience. The 19th amendment was finally passed in 1919, and ratified in 1920, securing US women the right to vote.
Alice is the author of the Equal Rights Amendment, written in 1923 but still not ratified. She died in 1977 at the age of 92, but she continues to inspire many women in their fight for equality today.
Want to know more about Alice Paul and the decades long struggle by women to earn the right to vote? Check out the movie Iron Jawed Angels, starring Hilary Swank.
“Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.” ~Alice Paul
Divination for this New Moon in Aries, The Fiery Spiritual Warrior
2 The Seer – inspiration, wisdom, inner vision, shamanic flight, Soul healing, empathy with nature, oracular prophecy
The time has come to focus your power and let it flow through you. Many dreams or desires related to the creative emotional process are ready to be applied in your day-to-day life and you must give vent to those hidden or suppressed longings… The manifestation of inner spiritual or esoteric insights into your practical and physical daily life will bring profound rewards and results.
King of Arrows Kingfisher – intelligence, strength, watchfulness, counseling, ability to judge true from false
You may need to exercise judgment, power, force of will. The king is impartial and helps you to see clearly what you no longer need to hold onto. Use your strength to cut yourself free of what weighs you down.