The Journey

“One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice —
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voice behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do —
determined to save
the only life that you could save.”

~Mary Oliver
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Image: Portal by Nancy L

My Body

“I am not your cornfield,
not your uranium mine, not your calf
for fattening, not your cow for milking.

You may not use me as your factory.

Priests and legislators do not hold
shares in my womb or my mind.

This is my body. If I give it to you
I want it back.

My life is a non-negotiable demand.”

~Marge Piercy,
‘Right to Life’ excerpt

Image: Venus by Susan
Seddon Boulet

Becoming Elder

“…To a woman of the Celtic nations, to become Elder is above all to become Cailleach: to represent the integrity and health of the wild places and creatures of this world.

To become Elder is to become strong – strong as the white old bones of the earth, strong enough to endure the long, lonely vigil to the end of the world.

To become Elder is to hold the power, stay the course.

Above all, to become Elder is to become the bean feasa, the Wise Woman: the one who knows the secrets and speaks the languages of the land, who speaks with the moral authority of the Otherworld, who weaves the dreaming of the world.”

~Sharon Blackie
www.sharonblackie.net

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I have a new goal.

Image by Carolyn Hillyer

New Moon in Fiery Aries


New moon in Aries, the fiery warrior for spiritual truth and justice.

Where are you out of alignment with your truth?
What parts of you need to be reclaimed and healed?
Are you using your innate wisdom and power in everyday life?
How can you embrace and honor your sovereign self?

Set intentions for what you want now.

Sovereign Full Moon in Leo

Fiery full moon in Leo. This moon is known as the Snow Moon in the northern hemisphere. Paradoxically, even as we turn toward spring, the heaviest snows blanket the land.

Leo is the champion of self-love, personal power and sovereignty.

Are there places or relationships where you need to stand up for yourself and your needs?

How can you honor and love yourself even more now?

Where do you need to shift in order to embrace your personal sovereignty and rule your own life?

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#selflove
#selfrespect
#sovereignty
#personalpower