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New Moon in Leo

August’s celebration of the New Moon is both familiar and unique.  As with each New Moon we are invited to call in what we most want to see made manifest in our lives.  New Moons are opportunities for new beginnings and creativity.  Leo’s New Moon even more so as self-expression and creativity are prime aspects this August.  We are reminded that:

“Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.” 

– Julia Cameron

And that the cloak of darkness offered by the New Moon can be a time of great transparency which leads to healing.

Mystic Mamma contributor, Pat Lilies, talks about this period of Mercury retrograde being a time of deep rage being released.  Many have experienced the collateral damage of such energies.  Many of us have had to seek ways to take the higher road in the face of those thrusting nefarious intentions our way.  We have had to navigate around miscommunications, misunderstandings, and strive to create realignments of unity often in vain as the reconciliation of such is sometimes impossible in immediate ways when those caught up Ego’s propelling force block paths to peace.

But this does not mean we cannot generate our own inner-peace.  We are encouraged to stay close to our hearts, listen to our soul’s callings and compassionately stand in our convictions to embrace positive outcomes.  In doing so, platforms for justice and beneficial energetic transitions can be created.  Chad Woodward encourages us that August is a time when we can,

“Revitalize and begin a process of recovering purpose, strength, presence…”

As you create your intentions this New Moon, consider your deepest desires.  Release any hold others have on your peace of mind, and your ability to achieve success.  Know that this could be a time of upheaval and that to make room for the new, the old must be cleared.  Be prepared to let go before things are taken from you.  And observe the malfeasance first before you respond.   As spoken by mystic Jason Estes:

“Welcome to August, this is the month where it all begins so much shifting and changing and growing pains will occur this month massive purges on ideals, structures and very huge emotional turmoil will come to the surface, all of that which you are about to step into is stuff that has been here, none of it will be new understand while it will look like we are going backwards these events and feelings and emotions are coming up for the final time on the earth so sit with them do not react to them just simply listen feel into them and then respond in a way that doesn’t hurt anyone.”

And, in Jason’s his Eleven Secrets, he reminds us:

“Secret 3: Gratitude makes room for more.”

May you enjoy the blessings of multiplying gratitude this New Moon.

Focus on that.  Yes, focus on gratitude.  Focus on love.

Know that when you face that which your heart-of-love cannot comprehend, you can transmute it to reach a higher purpose. Moment by moment.  Love is much stronger than hate.

Should you wish to join our covenant circle to celebrate the New Moons together, email Twinkle.  All who seek spiritual sanctuary in benevolence and peace are welcome.

New Moon in Cancer

Each New Moon is a time we dedicate to explore our UU 7th Principle and Pagan Path in connection with the sixth source we draw our Unitarian Universalist faith from.  It is a wonderful time to check in with where we are at on our spiritual paths, and where we want to be going.  

The practice of honoring the New Moon cycle helps us align our lives with that which we feel most called to.

Some have worked hard at healing – others have been stuck in would-be healing patterns – it is time to release all of these and simply move forward in the embodiment of love.  The New Moon on July 4th is the ideal time to do just so.

Forever Conscious offers some insights as to how to surrender stuck patterns and embrace the path of love.

Mystic Mamma also offers advice on how to attune to one’s intuition. As well as in understanding such Divine Wisdom as stated by Elias Longsdale:

The blessing is what happens when you let go of the need, the pressure, the idea that it has to be a certain way. For there is a gift in being all ways and no particular way at all.

and too the importance of:

Seeing each point of view as valid. Listening attentively to all the voices as they reveal the many sides of the way it is.


The Power Path says release past worries and increase self care:

It is time to move on from all of it, to put yourself first, to forgive others and to allow the transformation that wants to happen to begin to unfold.

Be patient with others, accommodate them in your life, care for yourself. … And spend time in water.

May you immerse in the watery depths of peace and calmness during this new moon phase.

Let your intuition be attuned to listening to your inner knowings while paying attention to the manifestation of outward signs.

There is much grace to be instilled in this new moon.

Float and flow with the motions of gentle, loving energies.

Seek your Soul’s trusted companions and allow your connection to be blessed in Truth, Kindness and Love.



Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

In honor of our Sixth Source we draw comfort from the cycles of the Moon and either in solitude or in community create sacred space during its phases. Last night a small group of us gathered here at Twinkle’s Place to gather up the abundant energies of the Equinox, the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse.  

The ritual began as three 7-day candles were lit to ignite a healing and a protection in our community.  Twinkle honed her story-telling skills, reciting stories of Liberation: both creation and destruction. Below is the retelling of Mabon, and below that a chant for the Goddess Tara.  

Also with us were four arch angels: Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael and the Goddess Kali and The Green Man energies.

Blessings to each of you as we head into the dark season. May you seek the mirror that informs you which that is you must let go, and which that is you must replant.

lunar eclipse

One of our clearest signs of the changing season here in New England is found in The Green Man’s realm. The colorful leaves transforming the trees and attuning our attention to the cycle of life and of death.

As night and day are in equal magnitude on the Equinox, so are the forces of creation and destruction that we each possess.

At this time, we can draw on our Power

to create or destroy,

build or dismantle,

embrace or release that what we wish.

As the story unfolds, consider what it is you would like to bring into,

or cast out of,

your life at this auspicious time of balanced energies.

For Druids, Fall Equinox is called Mea’n Fo’mhair.  It is a time to pause and recognize The Green Man, the God of the Forest.

For Wiccans, a time to celebrate the cycle of the Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone.  Harnessing the wisdom gained in Time’s passing.  Honoring the gift of old age.

Our Harvest Moon holiday is often referred to as Mabon.

Unlike Lammas and Beltane, Mabon does not merely refer to a seasonal celebration.

Mabon is the name of a Welsh God.  

An ancient one.

Born at the beginning of Time.  Who, as the story goes, was taken mysteriously from his Mother (Modron) when he was only three nights old.

No hope of freedom.

Nary a sign of him throughout the years.

As a young oak in a budding wood grew to a hundred limbed tree. The tree in its old age, spawning a forest, which too has been laid to rest and reborn again.

Not a whisper on the wind in all those years indicating where Mabon was abducted to.

His name but a distant memory, in a story rarely told, the God Mabon was imprisoned until a man name Culhwch (KESH-lookh) sought to find him.

Culhwch was accompanied by his cousin, the Great King Arthur, in his search to find Mabon.  They were aided by King Arthur’s most trusted companions.  Mabon was rescued from a fortress like none had ever seen.

Mabon was aided in his liberation, not only by the men who took to the task of saving him, but also the many animals who gave them direction as they wandered the Earth searching.

The Blackbird, (the ancient birth helped launch their journey, leading them to the forest where there was an animal even older than he)

The Stag,  (guided them through the inner most forest until they were at the deep woods)

The Owl, (guided them through the forest and up into the mountain)

The Eagle, (guided them down the mountain, through the valleys and along the river to the shore)

The Salmon. (guided them up the river, over the rapids and around the bend, continuing upstream until they reached the grim and frightening castle where Mabon was held in captivity)

Each, while not directly aware of Mabon, were connected indeed, as their remembrances lead one to the other, and finally to the discovery of Mabon’s whereabouts.

The men became his saviors.

The animals, his Totems.

The story creating another message for us to heed as we are reminded at this time of Harvest: that Nothing exists separately from the whole.  

That, like Nature, we are always and all ways giving and receiving.

Mabon is the God of Freedom.  

His long imprisonment driving him to protect all things desiring liberation.

We honor Mabon when we protect the rights and freedoms of all Mother Earth’s offspring: the elements, plants, animals and people from all nations and walks of life.

We honor Mabon when we seek sovereignty over our life’s path.

We honor Mabon when we free ourselves from self-imposed bindings.


Om Tara Tu Tara

Om Tara Tu Tara

Think of a form of liberation you would like to bring into your reality.

Do you name it out loud, or hold it in silence?

There is more power in words spoken aloud.

Fear shrouds the silent wish;

Suffocating it in darkening silence.

The voice, your Voice, gives it Power.

Give it Life with the Spirit of your Muse.

You will find it planted in the warm Earth of your Soul;

Whispering to you as the Heart’s desire.

It needs Air to Breathe;

It craves the Fire of your Passion;

It grows with the Water of Dedication;

Let it Sing.

Om Tara Tu Tara

Om Tara Tu Tara

Om Tara Tu Tara

Om Tara Tu Tara


~ Twinkle

June 28, 2013

Original Postings found at Twinkle’s BLOG

Mabon Story

Om Tara

Lunar Eclipse photo credit