Sacred Mother give me roots within your heart. Let my mind and imagination soar in the vastness of you. Let my words and actions express your peace, your joy, your wisdom. Mama, wrap your energy around me and pull me all the way into you.
Photo: Altar to the Earth Mother,2016 by Nancy Lankston
We locked up our wisdom into our bones And swallowed the keys They sank in our rivers of blood And we forgot the maps Because we had to forget the mysteries To keep them safe.
We wove our hair into brooms And swept over our paths And then burned the earth with our rage We didn’t teach our children It was the only way to protect them, we thought.
But in them we planted seeds, seeds and keys And told them stories and riddles and songs With no roots, just tangled threads That would take years to unwind Just enough time For the rains to fall again And put out the fires.
For the dams to break For the rivers to flood For the paths to be walked again For the soil to breathe.
And as the old bones crumble Deep beneath the rubble, We find we’ve always had the keys. Our stories and our maps Our paths are revealed to some And the seeds grow again. The threads are unspun And woven again
“The Goddess gradually retreated into the depths of forests or onto mountaintops, where she remains to this day in beliefs and fairy stories. Human alienation from the vital roots of earthly life ensued, the results of which are clear in our contemporary society.
But the cycles never stop turning, and now we find the Goddess reemerging from the forests and mountains, bringing us hope for the future, returning us to our most ancient human roots.”
Full moon in earthy Capricorn. Retrograde Saturn, Pluto and a partial lunar eclipse add to the mix. The normally creative builder energy of Capricorn, Is in a more destructive clearing away phase right now.
Ready or not, your shadow is out. The old rules of life may not hold much longer. Literally everything is up for debate.
Self care is key to managing this level of change. Create a calm safe space you can root into and relax within. Try to love every wiggle and wobble you make as you feel your way into a new future.