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In general, the moon is connected to our emotional selves. Many of the full moon effects on human behaviour and emotions are hidden deep within our subconscious. So when the moon is full, it emits energy that greatly affects us all personally as well as collectively.
This Full Moon falls in the sign of Virgo, something which can ring alarm bells for some. While Earth Virgo offers warm and comforting energy, the more unconventional and emotional souls out there can tend to feel overwhelmed by Virgo’s notoriously critical nature. As the energetic peak of the current lunation, tensions will be running high and the undercurrents and themes since the last New Moon will come to the surface. As such, it’s important to be in charge of the energy you choose to invite in during this time. 27.2.2021
The moon’s effects date back to legends and mythology of ancient civilisations.
Top Image: Kevin Healing. The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats in Roebuck Bay, Broome, WA at extremely low tide, to create a beautiful optical illusion of a stairway reaching to the moon. This spectacular sight occurs from March through to November.
Image Below: Anglesey Druid Order – Urdd Derwyddon Man
A: The relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert. Author of Big Magic
Nothing is more important this month, than to be free to use your imagination to beautify and create. Whatever you do, take time to express yourself!
Keep the spirit of your inner child alive, and be magickal and playful. Communicate straight from your heart. No wet blankets this month.
Because life is fun and there are so many things to do, imagine and see. You may have three things on the go this month. Find ways to express your emotions and slow down long enough to focus on the moment. Try not to scatter your energy and pizzaz around in too many directions.
Laughter is healthful for your soul, so seek a steady diet of wit and humour.
Focus on your breath rising, as you listen, think and feel in this moment. Once you have a strong sense of new energy; visualise your intention. Bring that which has never been seen, into being, by the power of your creativity in all of its forms.
Your March MANTRA should be:
“I do what makes me happy”
A wise man once said:
“In both writing and sleeping, we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.”
ASHES TO ASHES
From roots firmly planted in ground,
entwined in earth’s heavenly surrounds.
Courting flashes of lightening strikes,
dear hallowed tree of sacred rites.
World tree Yggdrasil of Druids staff,
what you offer will come back.
Pillar of strength, balance and fertility,
magickal inspirations of ingenuity,
Awareness of your self in the world,
is how interconnectedness returns.
Like casting stones into a pond,
creating ripples swirling on and on.
I am a spirit tree said the Ash,
‘what you offer will come back’
Stand headstrong, in eye of storm,
into conflicts, never be drawn.
Be grounded and of belonging,
this is how spirit of light gets in.
Victoria Healing ~ 25.2.2021
ASHES TO ASHES
Celtic Tree of the Month
Ash ~ Feb 18 to March 17
Ogham Name: Nion. Meaning Heaven.
Tree Meaning: Connection, Wisdom, Surrender
Ash is the world tree, Yggdrasil. This is a symbol of passage between the worlds, creativity and connections, as the world tree connects us all. It reminds us we should be mindful of our actions because for each action there is a consequence that can effect others as well as ourselves.
Yggdrasil Midgard (Old Norse: “Miðgarðr”) “middle earth” is located in the middle of the world, below Asgard. Midgard and Asgard are connected by Bifrost the Rainbow Bridge. Midgard is surrounded by a huge ocean that is impassable.
The Ocean is occupied by a huge sea serpent, the Midgard Serpent. The Midgard serpent is so huge that it encircles the world entirely, and biting its own tail. Odin and his two brothers Vili and Ve created the humans from an Ash log, the man and from an elm log, the woman.
THE LAST BATTLE
If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
‘For this ~ the last battle ~ can’t be won.
You will be sad, I understand,
But don’t let my grief, stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so,
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend.
Only, stay with me till the end.
And hold me close and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time, you will agree,
It is a kindness you do for me.
Although my tail, it’s last has waved,
From pain and suffering, I have been saved.
Don’t grieve that it must be you,
who has to decide this thing to do.
We’ve been so close, we two for all these years,
Don’t let your heart, hold any tears.
We are relieved that Roxy is back at home. Her sister Zoonie has a big smile on her face, wagging her tail happily, for the first time this week. I swear she knows that her sister is back here with us.
Our little gypsy princess is now sleeping peacefully, in our library, which was her favourite place.
#Euthanasia: Is the hardest decision you’ll ever have to make, but because something is hard, it doesn’t mean it’s not right. In fact, some of the most meaningful things we do in life are difficult — raising children, honouring our responsibilities, and most importantly, being with loved ones during their last moments.
Thank you Passing Paws Pet Crematorium and Dr Andrea, at Vet Visits for taking good care of our dear little girl Roxy Healing.
‘The happy memories of her life shared, are what endure’
And so this is our story about the process we went through, with the healing and grieving that led us to peace.
Happy Birthday in Heaven
It’s been thirteen long years,
since you left and went away.
I still love and think about you,
each and every day.
The love that we shared,
was an unbreakable bond.
I hold you safely in my heart,
knowing you will never be gone.
Your love, kindness and caring,
laughs, chats and sharing.
There can be no comparing.
Sadness hits me harder today,
as I remember your birth day.
“Everything is temporary, but love
outlives us all”
“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”― Jamie Anderson
Our grief comes in waves, as we recall our happiest days.
Zoonie wants to express our heartfelt thanks on behalf of her sister Roxy, for the sympathy you have shown towards our family during our time of loss.
Roxy fell asleep at home, in the arms of her loved ones.
Life will never be the same without Roxy.
Our hearts are broken.
We have to remember to remind ourselves that
“Whenever grief tries to steal the beauty of our memories, that our Love. Never. Dies”
We are deeply grateful to you all.
With our love and appreciation
Our beautiful Gypsy Princess
26.12.2008 ~ 16.2.2021
Forever in our hearts
A Bitter Pill
Thank you Dr Andrea: Mobile Vet Visits And Lisa at Passing Paws Pet Cremations
Tomorrow, we lay our little girl down to rest,
in knowing, that for her, we did our very best.
The joy, the love, the happy moments,
memories sweet, to keep our hearts going.
The best days of our lives,
were while Roxy was by our side.
The greatest love that we shared,
in knowing that she’ll always be there.
To live, to love, to hope,
to see her again, will be how we cope.
Sleep peacefully, our beautiful angel
Roxy Healing ~ 15.2.2021
Guardians of the mysteriesA Bitter Pill