Monday, June 22, 2009
Dear Soul Friend,
You know the Coyote is the holy trickster, the dancing devil, the shadowy one... But his medicine is very powerful when used to heal him self and the world. I honor the darkness in myself and others and know that it still has a purpose to serve. As long as I get to know it, befriend it and respect it, I can manage the energy rather than have my life made unmanageable by it. Life force energy is innocent and does not know the difference between good and evil. It only knows that it wants to flow, much like a river that is flowing. It seeks to keep moving and bringing life to itself and all those around it. We human beings get to choose to override our childhood fears and conditioning, to ‘grow up’ into the light of our divinity and make the choices the Gods would make ‘on earth as it is in heaven.’ We get to choose how we will open or close, how we will allow this powerful gift of life to unfold in our lives. If we are still giving the wounded inner child too much power instead of the mature adult that we are growing into, then that child will make childish decisions.
I applaud your growing up self in making the decision to leave the water world and get back into the dance of life. What a powerful metaphor: out of the water and into the fire! We get that chance over and over again to move back and forth on the spiral of life in between all of the elementals and learn their lessons. There is a time for each of the sacred Neters (elements), and there is a time to move on to the next one as the great wheel turns, turns, turns.
The Light the Dark No Difference,
Love Star Wolf
Contributed by special guest Ruby Falconer
In Shamanic Egyptian Astrology a particular neteru from the Egyptian pantheon has stepped forward to claim an association with the signs and planets that form the symbolic basis of western astrology. The water sign Cancer, June 21 – July 22, is associated with Nut and Geb, the Divine Parents of Shamanic Egypt.
In the beginning of the world Nut and Geb were locked in a passionate embrace. Their love was constant and they would not be separated from one another. Their father, Shu – the god of air – understood that nothing could be born upon the Earth as long as they were so tightly connected. He came between them and pushed them apart. Nut was pushed into the sky. Her slender body arches over the Earth, her toes and fingers touching the two horizons. Geb remained upon the Earth.
Nut is the great Sky Goddess of ancient Egypt. The stars of the Milky Way move through her body every night. Geb is the Green Man of the Earth. When we walk upon the surface of our planet we walk across the body of Geb. Together these two are the Divine Parents, creators and sustainers of all life. With great yearning, they reach toward each other – Sky touching Earth; Earth reaching toward Heaven. We are all held within the loving container of their embrace. It is only when we are able to fully internalize the unconditional love of our Divine Parents that we are able to manifest our Soul Purpose upon this Earth.
The astrological sign Cancer begins at the Summer Solstice – this year at 10:46 p.m., June 20, on the west coast and at 1:46 a.m., June 21, on the east coast of the United States. The Summer Solstice is the point at which the Sun – Amun-Ra in the Shamanic Egyptian Pantheon – is closest to the northern hemisphere. Amun-Ra’s light shines long and full upon Geb and the Green Man responds by bringing forth richness upon the Earth. The crops grow fully in the heat and light of the long days and the children of Nut and Geb flourish and prosper.
Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, co-created by Ruby Falconer and Linda Star Wolf, is a re-languaging of the ancient art of astrology. The Egyptian pantheon are the great great grandparents of the Greek and Roman deities who are the archetypal basis of traditional western astrology. Traditional astrological symbolism is born of cultures shattered by the imbalance between the masculine and feminine polarities. The Egyptian archetypes - the neteru as they are called - are based in an earlier time when the true power of both feminine and masculine were equally celebrated. The result is a language of wholeness that speaks to our soul's memory of a time before our wounding. Now more than ever, in this time of dynamic transformation and change, it is incredibly important for us to move out of our wounds and embrace our wholeness. Shamanic Egyptian Astrology supports us in this quest.
To learn more about this exciting approach to astrology, Ruby Falconer invites you to join her for two FREE phone bridges on July 7 and July 29. Ruby will also be presenting an "Introduction to Shamanic Astrology" talk on July 14 and a day long workshop on August 15. Ruby and Star Wolf’s book, Shamanic Egyptian Astrology: A Language of Wholeness, will be published by ITI / Bear & Co. in 2010. Star Wolf, Brad Collins and Ruby will be leading a trip to Egypt in February of 2010 and will use Shamanic Egyptian Astrology as one of the tools to explore the ancient temples and sacred sites. To learn more about the journey to Egypt, please click here.
Tuesday, July 7, 8 - 9 PM EST- FREE Phone Bridge: Introduction to Shamanic Egyptian Astrology.
Call in number - 218-862-7200, Conference Code: 869006. Long Distance charges apply.
Tuesday, July 14, 7:30 - 9 PM EST - Introduction to Shamanic Egyptian Astrology
Wed., July 29, 9 - 10 PM EST. - FREE Phone Bridge: Introduction to Shamanic Egyptian Astrology,
Call in number - 218-862-7200, Conference Code: 869006. Long Distance charges apply.
Saturday, August 15, 10 AM - 5 PM - A Day of Journeying with Shamanic Egyptian Astrology,
at Isis Cove in Whittier, NC - $65.
To register for any of these events, to subscribe to Ruby’s new Shamanic Egyptian Astrology email newsletter, or to schedule a reading with Ruby, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Star Wolf's Welcome
My journey in life has been a spiral path of wholeness that continues to move through cycles of change taking me through many symbolic death and rebirth experiences, which I refer to as “shamanic portals of transformation.” I have learned more than I ever thought possible through a process I will share with you in my future writings, called the Shamanic Breathwork™ process, and the five initiations process called S.H.I.P. Once I have made sense of the lessons on my path and discovered the bigger picture, I am ready to pass on and share both my stumblings and my leaps along the way. In my own spiritual quest, I have always appreciated most those who shared their struggles and victories in an authentic way. That will be my humble attempt within the context of this blog.
I believe that we are all indigenous to this earth. I respect all my relations, whether they be human, animal, plant, mineral, visible or invisible ones. We are all related by the great web of life and sent here from the great beyond. Everything we say and do touches all parts of this magnificent web of creation. If I treat myself or anyone else unfairly, we are all affected in some way. Fortunately, the converse is true, as well. I am not perfect. If I am honest and have humility, I can admit that I will make mistakes as I seek to further evolve my conscious awareness. I can also make living amends by striving to change my negative thoughts and behaviors, and live from a more open-hearted connection to others and to myself. I have learned over time that all the changes I seek in the outer world must begin by looking within myself first. I have also learned that it is imperative that I have the courage to be honest with myself and to look at the “shadow” side of my personality. When I have had the courage to truly know myself better, the light and the dark, I have found the inner strength to change my life and shape-shift myself into the light of my true soul’s image.
From time to time I will share different programs and events that are being offered through my non profit organization (Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts) in my blog, as well as photos, videos and teachings, etc. But the main purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet to share the inner musings of my shamanic spirit and journey, and to hear yours as well. I look forward to connecting with all of you who intuitively know that you, too, are a valuable part of the shamanic process of conscious co-creation and evolution on the planet at this time. We each have a role to play and a soul purpose in the drama unfolding in our world today. Together we can create a better place for all beings on earth to live and leave a powerful legacy for those who are yet to come.
I believe we will all be remembered by future generations for the choices we make during this time of huge evolutionary change. In the words of the wonderful poem, “Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
In Love, In Service, In Gratitude,
Feb 2nd 2009