There’s a new moon in Libra on the 19th. This is a time for connecting in with Anubis and Osiris. They are both tasked with weighing the heart in the afterlife- and also this life. Is it heavy with burden, guilt or fear? Is it light? Have you no cares?
Take time out of your day on Thursday to call in your guides to help ‘weigh’ where you are and what you need to balance. Libra is a sign for balance and justice. If you are too interested in the material- you can call in the spiritual – and vice versa.
It’s the time of year for going out and drinking and eating lots of food and things, a hard time of year for our bodies. Plus, it can be a very busy time trying to fit everyone in and manage everyone’s expectations. Ah, the perfect Christmas means something unique to us all, right?
A few things to help with the (sometimes stressful) lead up to Christmas then…
7 December – 23 December 2015
Discount treatments : £ 25 Reiki
£ 25 Dragon Star Healing
£ 35 Ka Ba Sum
Bundles (one, or both, can be a gift for someone else): £45 2 x Reiki treatments
£45 Reiki and Dragon Star treatments (one each)
£ 50 Ka Ba Sum and Reiki treatments (one each)
£ 60 2 x Ka Ba Sum
Plus you can buy Christmas gift vouchers- available from £10 upwards
Plus, all clients booking during this period will enter the Phoenix Amethyst Christmas draw, where one person will win a free treatment or an astrological natal chart for 2016.
Whatever you are doing this Christmas and New Year period, I hope you have a wonderful time and that 2016 is a fantastic year.
Well, the nights are drawing in, under eight hours of daylight each day. We are approaching the turning point, where the daylight periods start to get longer again.
The ancients used to believe that this was a powerful and albeit unlucky time of year approaching! This, as sun-worshiping people (not the tabloid newspaper!) , the approaching solstice marked the point where the sun was at its weakest, the annual ‘death’ of the sun. Certain rituals had to be performed to keep the gods happy at this time or panic might take over the kingdoms. So, a bit like Black Friday then, perhaps ^-^ ?
Those born on the five unlucky days were said to have a doomed or unlucky lifetime, a bit like walking zombies(!). Fear not though, Sag-Capricorn cuspies (those born on the cusp of Sagittarius and Capricorn) as death in shamanic terms is often seen as a period of transformation. You’re not zombies! Just more likely to be influenced by the other forces around us.
This coming Saturday (Dec. 21) marks one of the four major way stations on the Earth’s annual journey around the sun.
Because of the tilt in the Earth’s axis of rotation, the sun appears to rise and fall in our sky over the course of a year. It’s not the sun itself moving, but the Earth moving relative to the sun. The ancients believed it was the other way round, it would seem.
The sun crosses the equator traveling northward around March 21 and going southward on Sept. 21, in celestial events known as “equinoxes” (from the Latin for “equal night,” as day and night are of roughly equivalent length on these dates.) The exact dates vary a little bit from year to year because of leap years.
On 21st December, the sun stops moving southward, pauses, and then starts moving northward. This pause is called the “solstice,” derived from the Latin words “sol” for “sun” and “sisto” for “stop”.
So, on 25 December, it all starts again, the sun is ‘reborn’ and ready to go. By new year, the ‘new’ sun will be shining very brightly, yet still so far away from us. Warmth, light, hope and bigger and brighter things to come. It is interesting to note that ancient kingdoms and civilisations marked both the Solstice and Christmas dates as important days to celebrate. The more we put aside our differences and egos, the more we see some striking similarities…