The Autumn Queen

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I saw the Autumn Queen today stroll through the amber wood. She rustled up the forest floor with one wisp of her hand, and leaves of brown and gold swirled upon the land.

I watched through stalks of wheat upon my window pane. And dares’t say a word, that she might see me again.

She glimmered just like sunshine through cold November rain. She offered to wash my soul free, then turn the Wheel again.

She said She knew the Sisters three, from Shakespeare’s crafty pen. And she could spin a whole new life with that Wheel in her hand.

She glimmered just like sunshine through cold November rain. She offered to wash my soul free, then turn the Wheel again.

And so,

she spun,

and spun,

and spun

Her threads into the stars, and created webs of magic with Jupiter and Mars.

And now I glimmer just like sunshine through cold Samhuinn rain,and I offer to wash your soul free, and turn your Wheel again.

She glimmered just like sunshine through cold November rain. She offered to wash my soul free, then turn the Wheel again.

She glimmered just like sunshine through cold November rain. She offered to wash my soul free, then turn the Wheel again.

She glimmered just like sunshine through cold November rain. She offered to wash my soul free, then turn the Wheel again.

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@whitemaresanctuary2020

Autumnal Recipes: Squirrel Hash 🐿🍁

Invoking the Animal Spirit of Squirrel today 🐿

sweet yellow pepper

Kumato tomato

oregano

dulce

oat butter

olive oil

vegan mozzarella

pine nuts

Italian country loaf

Warm up the oven to 400°F.

Put sliced tomatoes and pepper in a baking dish with olive oil, mozzarella, & pinenuts. Sprinkle with oregano and dulce. Be generous with the olive oil. Bake for one hour.

Enjoy with warm buttered Italian loaf.

🐿 Put some in a jar and save it for a cold winter day.

A Blessed Samhuinn

We are all intuitively magical beings with the same potential to identify and hone our individual gifts of the Craft as a beautifully artistic and creative endeavor from the depths of our souls. Blessed be.🕊🌀

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An Open Letter to all Novices, Initiates and Daughters of the Craft.

Photo Credit: Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Globe Theatre, 2014

Remember you are magical beings, called to be one with the Energies of this Universe. The Earth is your Mother, from whom you may draw your nourishment. Each one of you are Daughters of the Earth, and Sisters to one another. You carry the energy of creation within the cauldron of your hearts and bodies. Your gifts are channeled through the fire of your heart and intuition. Whichever magical paths and pantheons you choose to walk are neither good nor bad. Rather, it is that which draws you to the beat of your own magical heart and soul that leads you to the learning and awakening. As magical practitioners, and I use this term, as there are many names that describe us, we are always on a continuum of positive and negative energies. Like a pendulum, we swing back and forth, as we learn to harness and direct the energies, until we find our own individual perfect balance. That sweet spot within, where our magic flows freely, in perfectly controlled abandon, giving us full artistic and spiritual expression. That place within our soul where our magic is so deep, rich and refined that we arrive at our destination within moments through our will and intent that rides on the airflow of our creative visualization. No longer needing external matter to maintain focus, as it is now within us, a part of the fabric of our magical bodies.

And there is choice. The choice to harness positive energies brings your journey to a safe destination. There may be times when the application of negative energies are required, as destruction and de-mantling gives way to cleansing and clearing. Keep in mind that what you create and manifest carries a karma for you. Be respectful. Be kind. Remember, we are all one, all connected in this magical web. What you do to one of us, you do to all. Therefore, go forth in compassion towards one another. Support one another whenever the opportunity is presented to you. Speak with kindness to one another. Acknowledge one another’s uniqueness, and learn from one another. Share your magical knowledge freely with one another, that your own lives may be better. Take ownership of your magical actions, and harm none. And most importantly, use your wonderful gifts and powers to channel the energies of love, joy and happiness, hope and healing to your Self and your own precious life, your loved ones, and one another.

In the shadow of the Goddess, Rhiannon 🕊🌀

White Mare Sanctuary, a Sisterhood of the Goddess

Astrological Aspects and Inner Healing during the 2020 Pandemic. 🌿🌞🕊 A time for inner reflection, new healing and re-birth of inner self.

via Astrological Aspects and Inner Healing during the 2020 Pandemic. 🌿🌞🕊 A time for inner reflection, new healing and re-birth of inner self.

Astrological Aspects and Inner Healing during the 2020 Pandemic. 🌿🌞🕊 A time for inner reflection, new healing and re-birth of inner self.

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14 May 2020. Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, node, Pluto, Juno, all retrograde, allows a time for inner reflection, re-evaluation of self.

27 May 2020, the newly discovered Comet SWAN reaches closest to Sun Perihelion. Sun in Gemini and Moon in Leo bring clarity and understanding.

31 May 2020. Sun in Gemini and Moon in Virgo during the fragmenting of the Atlas Comet as it circles the sun’s perihelon allows for cleansing, growth and a new spiritual and emotional healing and awareness.

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During this time of social distancing and quiet solitude exists an opportunity for a new spiritual awareness of joy.

Within each of us at the spark of conception, every baby is born joyful, excited and immersed in love of self and all, with full expression of heart and soul. As Osho and Steiner teach, love & joy reflect out into the universe as light. It is the Christ light that heals.

Look at a baby’s eyes, filled with light and bursting with the energy of pure love, radiating life force, without limiting beliefs, self-criticism or judgment. Every one of us start out this way, and it doesn’t go away. It’s there, within each one of us, spiraling within in our spiritual center, generated in our solar chakra, our connection to the entire creative universe – that akashic record! That spark and fire of life and joy, that secret within our solar chakra, that radiates into the heart chakra where it is expressed through our emotions. Listen to a baby’s cooing and laughter and feel the joy radiating from it’s heart to yours!

Joy and love and light and interconnectedness. This is our true essence, individually, and collectively.

Depression and loneliness occurs when multiple layers of self-limiting beliefs, self criticism, self- dissatisfaction and even self-hatred, create barriers within us that keep us from our center of joy and love.

Gratitude breaks through the barriers, and initiates the cleansing and clearing process. Makes us aware of the self-limiting beliefs, the scripts that are played over and over again in our psyches, placed there by the thoughts of others in childhood, and along the way of youth to early adulthood. Gratitude peels back layers of the onion until we find that center of joy and self-love, that spark of life that we were born with, our truest self; joy.

The Cosmology of Einstein and Hawkings teaches us that light and energy transcends time and space, and new stars are born as a spark within the nothingness, the stillness.

Meditation stills and distills us, releases the false layers to reveal our center spark of creative joy. This is the secret of smiling from the inside, as the Buddha teaches us.

Joy Affirmation:

I am grateful for my inner spark of joy, love and light. I am grateful for the awareness and cleansing of my layers of self limiting beliefs and the thoughts of others that easily fall away from me, as I experience my true self, my own spark of joy, love, light and interconnectedness to all of life and all sentient beings. And so it is.🌞✨🕊

Namaste’🙏🏻

Welcoming Ostara🌞🌱

Deer brings the soft, gentle breath of spring to refresh and renew our minds and hearts with delicate beauty and grace, with a peacefulness and inner strength that endures the harshness of life’s winters.

Deer’s instinct is keen awareness combined with a quiet swiftness and grace that deftly navigates it away from its predators.

There is no drama with Deer.

Sit inside Deer Energy for a moment. Feel her peace and beauty surrounding you in a warm and loving embrace. Open the door of your heart chakra and find Deer in the meadow within your heart. Approach Deer with soft, quiet steps and politely ask if you may walk beside her today and learn Deer’s medicine. 🦌

Many blessings to you on your journey.✨

Namaste’

⁃ Rhiannon

Deer has no drama.

The Spirit of Water 💧

Find your Element and find your Dharma.

We all have a personal Element. One that resonates within our Soul more than the rest.

Mine has always been Water.

Water. Bringer of flow, of magic, of healing and transformation.

That which penetrates, surrounds, cleanses, clears and smooths the roughest of edges.

Womb of Life. Mother of All.

The Oceanic Scrye Bowl of the Universe that tells all to Astronauts and Marine Biologists.

The Element of the Angel Gabriel.

It was summers’ end when I went to the Atlantic seaboard and found a young Priestess to place this design on my shoulder as my formal consecration to the Creatrix of a thousand names: Tara. Yemaya. Kwan Yin. Venus Aphrodite. Mary, Star of the Sea. I stood at the edge of the womb of the Goddess and promised my Self to Her as Her daughter, as Her Child of the Universe, and never once looked back.

I collect sea water, rain water, storm water and dewdrops. Each for a particular healing purpose. At times, I carry a vial of storm water with me for protection.

I combine different waters with various herbs and flowers in the making and pouring of healing candles, each with their own intention and prayer.

And my fondest memory as a little girl, no more than 4 years old, was setting a small white porcelain bowl of water at the foot of a Mary statue in my Great-Grandmother’s garden. I vividly recall my small fingers carefully plucked white rose petals from her cupped hands and floated them on the water’s surface. The petals appeared as iridescent seashells as the summer sun glistened upon their delicate skin like a pastel rainbow.

I’ve held the vision deep inside my heart all these years. Now, I wear these hues that penetrate my flesh like a water colour rainbow of healing energy.

It has become my mark. My symbol. The representation of my Dharma. And we all have a Dharma, a purpose. Exploring the Elements can lead us to it, like the spirit of water led me to mine. Find your Element and find your Dharma, and don’t look back. Move forward inside the beauty of it. Be one with it. Live inside your Soul, inside the Universe. Be free.

And so it was. And so it is.

Namaste’

– Rhiannon

Self Care is our Birthright🕊

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The new waxing 🌘 moon is conjuncting the Evenstar✨

01/26/2020. Sun is in Aquarius with the moon moving into Pisces at 6:44pm, and conjunct Venus. An excellent celestial moment for self-love and nurturance and healing one’s own neuroplasticity. An opportunity to leave old ways of thinking and outdated behaviors behind and creating new neural pathways of healthy roads to healthy goals, behaviors and successes with solid intent and creative visualization. Write a new childhood story, maybe the one you always wanted and never had. A birthing where your parents were aware beings, waiting for your arrival with joy, and welcoming you with love and acceptance into an environment where you are loved and appreciated for your special gifts and talents, nurtured and taught how to use them wisely. Self care is our birthright, and within our reach.

May you be Light! 🌞

Namaste’