Saturday, 21 December 2013


Artist: Mickie Mueller
Winter Solstice – the Standing Still Sun
(lasts for 3-4 days)

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Winter Moons are inviting us to slow down and go inwards to reflect.  Trees and plants slow down and go inwards in order to conserve energy for new growth in the Spring, and we would do well to follow their example.

The Winter Moons invite us to reflect on all that has gone before over the past year and give us time to plan for the new year approaching.

Venus retrograde in Capricorn also pulls our energy inwards as we think about our relationships, how and whether we want them to last and putting structures into place to make that happen.  The Grand Cross presses upon us urging us to think about what we spend our love, energy and time on.  And, as mentioned in my previous post, keep your Inner Bullsh*t detector switched on at all times (this is not just regarding individuals in your personal circle but also on the world stage, don’t get sucked into media hype etc).

And now sacred Solstice is upon us, I absolutely love the way that mythic astrologer, Steve Nelson, describes it:

“All that’s new gets seeded true as the Sun comes to its magic zero point. The Druids call this day the Festival of Liberation and the Day Out of Time. It’s a time to celebrate and invoke the return of the Light, our Light, to recreate our world.”

The Winter Solstice is about stillness, (not easily available at this crazy time of year) and we need to make space for this stillness over the next 2-3 days. This allows us to receive the full energies available to us over Solstice and also recharges our spiritual batteries.  Allow yourself some stillness.

Here is a personal ritual that I have done for many years:


Create a Sacred Space where you won’t be disturbed.
You will need a candle, a pen and paper (or journal), some water and/or a glass of mead or wine.
Ensure that you are warm enough and sitting comfortably.
Light a candle and dedicate it to the Ancestors and Spirits of the Solstice.
Take some deep breaths to centre yourself whilst focusing on the candle flame.
Write your Gratitude List for all that occurred over the past year (the good and the bad). Take your time.
Then write another list asking yourself:
What did I achieve?
What did I really enjoy? 
What was new?
What was fun?
Take time to celebrate your achievements and all that you did accomplish.  Raise your glass of mead/wine in a toast to yourself and take a sip.
Do another toast giving thanks for all those who crossed your path and enabled you to enjoy all of this over the past year.

People never take time to celebrate and integrate; they are always rushing ahead to the next thing.  Stop, celebrate yourself and take time to integrate all that has occurred before taking any new steps forward.
Also take time to see how far you have come, by remembering who and where you were at the start of 2013 and who you have become and where you are by the start of 2014.

Raise your glass to toast yourself and the Solstice.
Remain as long as you want to.
When are you are ready to leave, before you blow the candle out, think of who or what/where you would like to send the light out to – then blow it out.

“She would rather light candles than curse the darkness
and her glow has warmed the world.”
~ Adlai E. Stevenson

Solstice is the time for bringing the Holly and Ivy into your home to ward off evil spirits that roam at this time of year. 
Sing, dance, ring all the bells you have in the house, and raise the vibration.
Light your candles and fill your home with light and your love. 
Celebrate with those you love and give thanks to Grandfather Sun for the return of his light.

Solstice invites us to reflect on any darkness that we may have experienced over the past year and to let it go, to not drag it into the New Year with us and instead to turn to the light, hold our faces up to the light, allow light to fill every part of us.
Welcome back Grandfather Sun!

Sacred Solstice Blessings to y’all!
Elly x

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

FULL MOON Blessings - December 2013

Artist: Ron Byrum

Changes – Shifts – Healing – Celebrating

Phew it’s been a bit intense leading up to this Full Moon and it’s always intense leading up to Winter Solstice, which is just around the corner.  However, Full Moons are about feasting, mating and debating.  So take some time out to celebrate the past month and give yourself a pat on the back, some nice food and raise a toast to yourself. Celebrate yourself!

Mars remains in Libra until July, so those of us itching to get on with our projects, dreams and goals may find ourselves getting frustrated when things proceed slower than we would like.  This is a lesson to teach us that we are not meant to do it all alone, that collaboration will be the key to success.  (Mars can be an aggressive go-getter trampling others in his path and leaving loved ones behind in the pursuit of success and gets angry when s/he can’t have his own way).  We are reminded that our goals have more chance of success when we include others – including our loved ones – in our plans and welcome their input and support. (Mars is so arrogant s/he thinks s/he knows it all and no-one can do it any better!)  It is about powering ahead together with the wider global community in mind.  Thinking about how we can serve others together.  So if your plans get delayed, instead of getting cross about it, stop and think about what this is trying to teach you.  Questions to ask yourself when frustration hits:
What am I missing here?
What is this trying to show me? 
Is this delay for a reason? 
Who do I need to help me? 
Have I been riding roughshod over anyone?
Can this delay bring enlightenment about a better way to do it?

Feng Shui tip for December

Keep the centre area of your home (on all levels) clear, clean and well lit to support wealth and fame. The energy of what is happening there or placed there will affect every member of the home and will affect your fortunes.

FULL MOON in Gemini

Gemini – “I think”

Quick thinking Gemini is the networker of the zodiac, well liked and sociable, Gemini is a popular friend. As an air sign, these people are intellectual and process life through the mind/mental level.  Gemini represents intellect, ingenuity (inventors/pioneers), novelty, progress, writing, youth, travel (they love to travel!), networking, vehicles (check yours before setting out on long trips during the holidays), speech – although some Gems are the more quiet intellectual types, get them talking about their favourite subject and it’s difficult to get them to stop!  Academia, mental pursuits (quiz games, books, libraries) and all social pursuits.  Party animal ;-)

The bright light of this Full Moon may illuminate some shadow stuff that needs to be healed and cleared before Solstice.  The build up to this Full Moon was already quite emotional and now those emotions are ready to be healed and released once and for all.  This is especially true regarding “limitations”, I think it was the author Richard Bach who said, “argue for your limitations and they will surely be yours”.  In other words, are the words that you are using daily, limiting you/your talents/abilities/health/abundance/etc?  It’s time to drop the same old stuff that you keep coming out with (we all do it, I do it, it’s a habit that we all need to break now).  I would rather argue for love, peace, prosperity and success on every level – do my words reflect that?  What am I saying in conversations with friends/relatives etc?

Also be prepared for the unexpected, we are still in a Snake year and something shocking/out of the blue may occur that you are not prepared for (and Pluto/Uranus are part of this too). 
Also, do not attempt to control others or situations, you won’t be able to.  Surrender and acceptance are the keys to surviving the astrology this Festive season.  Just remind yourself, it’s only a few days and then the energies will change again.

This is not the best time to try and get someone to commit, and be careful of getting tied into commitments that you may want to get out of later on.

Try not to jump to conclusions without checking all the facts out first.  Don’t read a book by its cover.  And be careful of knee-jerk responses without checking everything out first.  In other words, think before you speak during this Full Moon, which won’t be easy as full moons can make everyone more verbose and some folks get really LOUD! Stay away from extremists as they will drag you down with them, drain your energy and lower your vibration.

Beware of being blabby.  When you are very busy, tired or not feeling 100%, you become a bit distracted and then your guard gets lowered without you even realising it.  This is when you may, inadvertently, reveal too much about yourself or your plans (gob engaged before brain because you are on autopilot).  Be especially careful regarding personal/family/security information.  Don’t override your inner BS detector warning bell.  Stop before speaking or acting, literally put whatever you are doing down so that you can give your full attention to replying.  That way you will avoid leaving yourself too vulnerable.

Don’t get drawn into others’ dramas or pity parties.  Focus on yourself and let them all get on with it; you are not responsible for them or their futures.  Stay true to yourself, maintain personal integrity, maintain poise and grace and remember that you are Spiritual royalty. You have the power to rise above anything that occurs with grace and dignity.

Be yourself and keep yourself on track with your dreams/goals/desires – whatever anyone else says and whatever happens – do not give up!

The key is to find balance and stay in the present moment as much as possible.  Again, this is not easy at the moment, with all that we need to do before the holidays.  Take a deep breath, go for a quick walk and get some fresh air, step away from the computer and take a proper tea break, eat well and drink plenty of room temperature water.

We’re still on a bit of an astrological rollercoaster this month – as if the stress of the holidays wasn’t enough!  Be patient and loving with yourself and others as everyone is feeling it.


Think before you speak
Stay fully present and in the moment
Breathe and ground yourself
Smile and have fun!
Prepare for the coming dark nights of the Moon and rest!
New directions beckon – but not just yet.

Have a Blessed Full Moon y’all!

Elly xx

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013


Hope – Inspiration – Creation - Manifestation

Last month’s Full Moon saw an increase in requests for The Healing Prayers Circle.  Thank you to all of our members for taking the time to read the requests and caring about those in need.  As we head towards the end of this Year of the Snake, things seem to be intensifying as the snake snaps its fangs a few more times (the Snake year ends at February’s first New Moon next year).

The New Moon on December 2nd/3rd is in freedom loving Sagittarius, the Traveller of the Zodiac, who encourages us all to have hope, whatever is going in the world or going on for us right now.  It is a Moon of Inspiration uniting heaven on earth for manifestation in our lives.

SAGITTARIUS – I See / I Believe / I create from the power of my Vision

This energetic Fire sign represents exuberance, foreign affairs, travel, the outdoors, prophecy, higher mind, religion, adventure, clubs, philosophy, other cultures, sport, higher education and training, teaching, law and publishing.

Sagittarians are independent thinkers who like to live LARGE and whose personal motto is along the lines of  “love me, love what I do”, in other words “love me, love my dog”, “love me, love my car” etc.  They need space, as they like to be able to expand and travel unfettered through life.  They are great fun and great hiking companions.  Intelligent, witty and physically fit, their sociable positivity attracts positive people and things to them.

This New Moon asks us to believe, to have faith and to keep on keeping on because help and support is now at hand.  Make your New Moon Wishes BIG ONES! As someone once said, make them “big, hairy, audacious ones”.  Dare to ask for what you have never asked for before, dare to think big, outrageously, fabulously!  See this list as the foundation for the pathway you are laying down for yourself for the year ahead and be careful not to try and rush into actioning this right now (the energies are not good for pushing ahead, and you may find yourself over-committing yet under-delivering). All that’s needed is seeded with this New Moon.  As ever, balance is the key and as I mentioned in a previous Blog post, we are in a time of step-by-step building.  Slowly, slowly is the way (our excitement can make us want to rush things).

We all have a destiny to fulfil; Grandmother Moon and the Universe are here to help us make it happen.  Grandmother Moon loves us and believes in us, we are Her Star grandchildren and She wants us to shine brightly.  She is our Grandmother, and watches over us at night filling us with lunar knowledge to help us in our material lives.  Talk to Her more often, She loves that, and when Her Moon is full, train your Third Eye to absorb the Full Moon rays that She is happy to share with you when you attune to her like this.

Sagittarius inspires us to live large in a small world, to free ourselves from restrictions and anything/anyone that holds us back.  Sag is holding the bolt cutters to cut you free! 

Sagittarius invites you to access the Visionary within, we all have one but we allow our busy lives to override this special gift.  Get creative; use a Scrying Bowl if that will help you to link back into visionary energy, sit in front of a blank piece of paper and just allow the pencil to flow over the page and see what emerges, it may be a drawing or you may write, just allow the energy to drive the pencil not you.  Much can be revealed to you now.  Be inspired and be excited, this is all about YOU!

Sagittarius never takes things at face value, Sag likes to check it all out and see if it/they resonate with truth.  If your Truth Bell ain’t ringing, then stay well away!  Sag never buys into the news or media spin, Sag sees the bigger picture and knows when someone is trying to pull the wool over their eyes. 

The road ahead will continue to be bumpy from time to time but there are many Blessings ahead if we just keep the faith and believe that it will be so, that it will all work out – because IT WILL!

The Winter moons give us time to clear up the dregs of shadow that hold us back so that we can be more clear, purified and renewed by the time of the Spring Moons.  We have spent the past few months clearing, breaking down, and letting go, now Sagittarius takes us into a time of breaking through (at last!) and creating the new.  How exciting is that!  At last we are getting somewhere.  Use the current Festival of Light to signal to the Universe that you are re-lighting your flame of inspiration, your Muse is re-awakened, and you are gonna light up this world next year!  Get those candles out and dedicate them every time to your New Moon Wishes, dreams and goals.

Be open to the many different ways that your New Moon Wishes may become manifest (and any goals/projects you are sending energy to right now).  Some options that appear may seem a bit off-the-wall or out of your comfort zone, your instinct will be to instantly dismiss them, DON’T, you could lose out on a massive opportunity.  Remember this is about us living large, outside the box we have been in for most of our lives.  We need to remain flexible and open to what may present over the coming weeks.


Nausea, which felt like morning sickness (birthing your new Self/new projects), also dizziness returned due to an increase in Earthquake and Volcano activity. The Comet also disrupted sleep patterns for many of us.
This is normal for the Winter Moons and especially as we head towards Winter Solstice.  This is the Going Within Time; the energies are pulling us deeper into ourselves and our shadow sides to take a look at what needs healing during the Winter Moons.  Emotion arises because few of us have the luxury of time to do this, which causes inner conflict, because our outer world keeps us busy with work and planning for the Festive Season, yet our Soul longs for us to retreat and reflect. 
We may also be picking up some mass consciousness stuff because of all the recent natural disasters and events.  We need to remember that we are constantly changing and at quite a fast rate at the moment, therefore there will be grieving as we let go of our old selves and old way of living and being. 

Stomach upsets
This occurred for enough folks to make me write about it.  If you have been experiencing this, we are being urged to pay attention to what makes us feel ‘sick’ about our lives and ourselves and to do something about it.

Pain in joints and muscles as our physical body adjusts to more of its Higher Self presence.
The more love we allow to inhabit us on all levels the more room there needs to be for it, and this is the same with the Light and cosmic downloads that have been happening recently.  Therefore we need to clean up our diets and practices in order to make space for our growth; otherwise we will start to feel unwell.  Plenty of water, good rest, gentle exercise, spiritual practice and plenty of good food will all help.

OTHER stuff
This has been pretty awesome around the time of the last Full Moon and hasn’t stopped!  We are being given lots of information in symbolic and other forms at the moment.  Also a great deal of healing is occurring in dreamtime.  Make a note in your Dream Journal of even the smallest snippet.

Dream Journal Tip:

To find a particular dream in a few months/years’ time, put a word or two that sums it up beside the date such as “water”, “grandparents”, “ex-boyfriend” etc, then you will be able to quickly find it later on.

It has been a heck of a year for clearing.  We have all experienced loss of some kind over the past year, as have many countries and indeed our beautiful planet.  Reflecting back on my personal year, my friends and family, my clients and requests from The Healing Prayers Circle, I can see that this has been happening to all of us in order for our paths to be clear, for the road ahead to be clear.  That is why we have lost many that we love, they want to help us from the other side, they have freed us from the physical burden of looking after and caring for them.  This gives us more time and you may have noticed that after a few months, aspects of yourself have returned such as your personal power, confidence, desire to be creative, desire to try new things etc.  All of this energy had been held back because of your sense of duty to support and love those who have now crossed over.

We have all been internally clearing as well, old emotional and psychological cr*p has come up for healing and releasing.  Many have changed their nutrition values and want to eat lighter and healthier now.

We have all been clearing deadwood in many areas of our lives, including changing jobs, acquaintances friends and groups, some changed home and some are planning to.  Many have realised that they cannot stand any clutter around them and are chucking out more and more items that they do not love, use or need.

Mental clearing has probably been one of the most profound things this year, with many healing and clearing old patterns and belief systems, outmoded ways of thinking and dropping what sounds like other people’s, rather than your own voice of truth. 

Things are getting worse there and contaminated water is affecting parts of the North American coast.  This will affect all of us eventually, however there is something we can do to lessen the effects of this.
I have mentioned this several times before, but would like to remind everyone that we can all help from a distance.  You can use distance healing, light transmission, etheric transmission of Flower Essences (such as our ‘Water Blessings’ essence - it’s below the Festive notice); all of these can do a lot to help heal Mother Earth’s blood - the waters of our planet. 
Gather in groups/circles and transmit together, use affirmations such as “I give thanks for the purity of Mother Earth’s waters”.  Use visualization to send white purification light into the waters of the Earth neutralizing all radiation and other poisons, and restoring Her waters to their original pristine purity.  When I stand on the beach looking at the sea I visualize purity in the water going far, far into the horizon and beyond.
Please also transmit to the governments of all countries, so that they can reverse decisions on fracking, nuclear power and other abominations that are now causing so many problems for the planet.
Please stop buying large crystals.  So many crystals have been taken out of the Earth’s structure rendering it unstable.  All those crystals were in the Earth for a reason and were part of its navigational set up (North has slipped several degrees because of all the mining of gold/silver/platinum/diamonds/crystals etc).  The New Age movement has spawned a greed for crystals that now needs to be curtailed.
(Be very careful about programming crystals to absorb radiation, do you know how to safely cleanse and/or dispose of them?)
Use visualization to send love and healing to the core of the Earth, which is molten and unstable.  There are Beings who work in the core of the Earth doing their best to keep Her stable and their job is not easy.  Send love and thanks to them for all that they do.


Are you aware of the changes in yourself and your life that have occurred over the past year?  Can you feel them?

Have you found yourself questioning things a lot more lately?

What do you need to do to unite your Higher Self with your physical reality to bring balance to your life?

What needs to be cleared/broken through in order for your destiny to clearly manifest?

You are not a victim to anyone/anything, reassure your inner child that all is well and going to plan, give him/her a hug often and make sure you do this every day.

Getting physical is one way to get in the flow of this Sagittarian energy; put on your rubber gloves and clean the bathroom, go for a run, do some gardening or other physical labour and really feel your body, make love (what better way to embody spiritual power?!)

This is the Moon for sowing new beliefs because we have freed ourselves from the old beliefs/limitations that held us back.  We are the future and it is up to us to make it happen. 
Nothing and no one can hold you back, only yourself.

Sagittarius is all about expansion, stepping out of the box, strength, living in truth and personal integrity.

After shamanic death (dying to the old way, old selves, old beliefs etc) now comes shamanic rebirth.  This rebirth is slow, steady, and revolutionary.

Things do get a bit tense and intensify as we head towards Winter Solstice, so keep a sense of balance on all levels to help you triumphantly ride these Solstice energies.  And we are heading for Yule/Christmas, so indulge your inner child, take him/her ice-skating, to a Christmas market, roasting marshmallows on the fire with huge mugs of hot cocoa.  Take your adult self to a carol concert, help out a local charity, have a walk in the snow and get the sled out, enjoy mulled wine and mince pies with friends and neighbours.  It’s a social time of year, so balance work and play and all will be well.

This New Moon is full of positive, inspiring energy – so get writing those New Moon Wishes and you may need a big piece of paper! ;-)


I believe in myself and my Vision
I am living LARGE!
I am living my Dream Life
I have faith in myself and my Life
I inspire myself and I inspire others
I have created my perfect life
All of this I do for the Highest Good of myself and others
I am willing to step out of my box and live my Vision
I am supported and loved and
I am so darn excited!


“I liberate the power and the courage that have been hidden inside myself.”

(from ‘365 Mantras for Today’)

Have an awesome New Moon y’all!
Elly x

P.S. Just before I posted this update, I received a sign that has reignited a long-held dream of mine, and the reality of it coming true, (and I haven’t even written my New Moon list yet!)  The power of this New Moon is already working, so send those thoughts and desires out because they are being received and actioned! xx

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