Thursday, January 12, 2017

Shamanic Initiation from the Great Mother

Today is the first full moon of 2017, a very powerfully transforming full moon in Cancer.  This Cancer Moon is so powerfully transforming because it is activating our Inner Feminine more deeply than She has ever been activated in our lifetime.

This Cancer Moon is one part of an astrological Grand Cross.  A Grand Cross is transformative - truly life-changing - because it stimulates, raises and expands the frequencies of all of our natural elements to provoke a breakthrough within us: Cancer (Water), Capricorn (Earth), Libra (Air) and Aries (Fire). The generation of this crucible engages the element of Spirit being invoked by Source, and in this Grand Cross, by the Divine Feminine ~ Goddess of Source, the Great Mother Herself.

This Grand Cross is truly a Shamanic Initiation of Cosmic magnitude - fully multidimensional.  It prompts our Inner Feminine (Earth-Water) and our Inner Masculine (Air-Fire) to anticipate this new spiral in the journey. The Great Mother has called in the Four Directions to create Sacred Space for Us:  East (Libra - Air), South (Cancer - Water), West (Aires - Fire) and North (Capricorn - Earth).  She has called in the powerful energies of our Solar System's planets to stand with us as allies, to align their frequencies with us and to support us in our process, and thus we have all of our planets in direct motion - "a rare astrological event."

Our relationship with the Divine Feminine ~ Goddess ~ Great Mother has been deeply wounded through the past 6,000 years of Patriarchy ~ The Great Illness.  This was when "the head was cut off of the snake."  This severed us from our multidimensional selves.  We lost connection with and forgot the Snake Mysteries.  It severed us from our Shakti leaving us no longer connected to the dynamic forces that move through the Universe.  We lost our empowerment.  We ALL lost our Mother.  Every person, man and woman, carries this deep wound.  It is represented in your natal chart by Black Moon Lilith.  It has been identified as "the mother wound" by Bethany Webster.  Every one of us must heal this wound within ourselves, so that each human being can embody the Divine Feminine power and realign with their Inner Feminine.

What are we "to do" to receive this Shamanic Initiation by the Great Mother?  We BREATHE.  Our breath is our most "tangible" expression of our Spirit ~ our Soul.  We ALLOW.  Allowing is how we Surrender to Her.  Our Spirit's deepest desire is to co-create with Source. Our surrender to the Goddess facilitates the co-creative process.  In our allowing, we become AWARE.  By being AWARE, we consciously experience the rebalancing of our Inner Feminine.

In our personal lives, our families and our communities, we have been in relationship with the Great Mother through Nature (Earth - Gaia) and our Elders, our Grandmothers.  It is a relationship that hangs on by a thread.  The Spider is a symbol of the Grandmother:
As the weaver of the web, the spider symbolizes the spirit of creation. In several traditions, she’s the totemic symbol of the Mother, strong feminine energy. In Ancient Egypt, the spider was used as a symbol to represent the goddess of the Divine Mother, Neith. In some American Indian tribes, it is considered as the symbol for the creator of the world and by extension is associated with the female creative energy. ~
The Great Mother's Shamanic Initiation is prompting us and inspiring us to reweave our relationship with Her.  The Grand Cross provides an exquisite foundation for us upon which we can take the frayed and lost threads to begin reweaving our new interconnection ~ where that which was once severed becomes reunited.

As we reweave our new channel to the Great Mother, we open to our multidimensional Self.  The portals to our multidimensional Self are found in our centers of spiritual power, our chakras.  The most significant chakra for this Shamanic Initiation is the Root Chakra.  The Root Chakra is the seat of Shakti.  The Root Chakra is where Shakti lies as the coiled snake.  There is a lot of fear being carried by humanity in the Root Chakra.  This fear goes back to being severed from our multidimensional selves and losing our connection to the Great Mother.  We were told to fear the snake!!  Suddenly, we felt lost, and we no longer felt safe!  We still don't feel safe. We don't feel safe being in our bodies.  We don't feel safe being on this planet.

Through the Shamanic Initiation of this Cancer Full Moon, the Great Mother Herself is healing this wound.  She is embracing us in Her arms.  Who does not feel safe in their mother's arms?  All of us long for our mother's embrace.  There is no safer place to be than in her embrace.  The Water Element of the Cancer Full Moon is providing us with an EMOTIONAL HEALING.  This emotional healing is creating a safe space within us where Pluto, ruler of the water sign Scorpio, will support us in renewing our relationship with Shakti and becoming reacquainted with the Snake Mysteries.

Simultaneously, Uranus is sending us the Fire of the Goddess into our Sacral (2nd) Chakra to reignite our Creative Life Force.  The Lamp's flame is brilliant.  This Fire of the Goddess charges us to become liberated!  We freely rebuild our Sacred Inner Temple.  This is The Third Temple!  Here the Great Mother reinstalls the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies.  Held within the Ark of the Covenant are the Sword and the Cup.

In concert, the Sun, once again with Pluto's support, is beaming its golden rays of empowerment into our Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra.

Through the Grace of Jupiter, the Spirit's urge to connect with Source, is realized as Shakti travels from the Root Chakra, through the Sacral Chakra and the Solar Plexus Chakra, gathering the Gifts within each, and arrives within the Heart Chakra to consecrate the Seat of the Soul with Feminine Wisdom.  Here, the Sword (Inner Masculine) and the Cup (Inner Feminine) bequeath their wealth to the Sacred Inner Temple.  Together, the Inner Masculine and the Inner Feminine join in Sacred Union to expand into New Horizons.

The New Horizons will be discovered by you over the course of 2017.  As you journey, stay mindful of your new relationship with the Great Mother.  Attune to your lower chakras to recieve Her guidance. The Root Chakra will connect you to aspects of Her as Earth Goddesses: Ceres and Demeter; the Sacral Chakra will connect you to aspects of Her as Water (fertility and abundance) Goddesses: Juno and Mata Gangaji; the Solar Plexus Chakra will connect you to aspects of Her as Fire: Pele and Sekhmet.  The Heart Chakra is LOVE.  Here is where you will feel the Presence and the Love of the Mother.  As your Inner Masculine and Inner Feminine bask in Her Love, you will co-create a Life of JOY.

Many blessings to you, Beloveds, on this amazing journey of creation and discovery.

©SOL SPEAKS™, 2017