Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Illuminating Gift of the Goddess

Our Full Moon in VIRGO is POWER PACKED!  So many energies are converging simultaneously to support the paradigm shift that is unfolding in the Collective Consciousness of Humanity.  Before we dive-in, let's take a step back to look at some of the cycles that have been occurring in the Virgo/Pisces axis which have led us here.

Since approximately mid October of 2015, the North Node began its journey through Virgo.  The North Node journey has been about realigning the Collective Consciousness with the Ancient Wisdom of the Goddess. It has been adapting and fine-tuning the consciousness of our local communities, as our modern day tribes, for receiving a "grass roots" reseeding of the Goddess Wisdom onto the planet.  Over the past year and a half, the reseeding has taken root in the Collective Consciousness. The seeds of Goddess Wisdom have germinated.  We can now recognize the Presence of the Goddess Wisdom through Her sprouts.

From the beginning of 2015, before the North Node moved into Virgo, the soil of the Collective Consciousness was being tilled in preparation for the reseeding by the energies of Mars (1/13 - 2/20) and Venus (1/28 - 2/20) from Pisces as Sacred Helpmates. The Heirloom Seeds of the Ancient Wisdom that would be reseeded were going through the threshing and winnowing process by Mercury (3/14 - 3/31) from Pisces. Together, the energies of Venus (7-19 - 7/31), Mercury (8/8 - 8/27) and Sun (8/24 - 9/23) in Virgo fertilized the soil of the Collective Consciousness. Mars in Virgo (9/26 - 11/29) shared His energies as Light. Jupiter in Virgo (8/12/15 - 9/9/16) offered His energies as food. Meanwhile, the energies of Neptune had been, and continues to be, water the soil of Collective Consciousness from Cosmic Consciousness in Pisces.  (SIDE NOTE: It is no surprise that our Water Protectors have come into and remain in our public consciousness. Neptune in Pisces)

Through 2016, Mercury and Venus continued to nurture and nourish the growing Consciousness of Goddess Wisdom as they made their visits through Virgo and Pisces.

We began 2017 with Mars in Pisces, and Venus quickly joined Him there. In January, together again as Sacred Helpmates, Mars and Venus were preparing Virgo to receive the Goddess Wisdom that would be activated by the upcoming March Venus Retrograde cycle which will reach that point (26°)  in Cosmic Consciousness on April 15th that is opposite this Full Moon in Virgo (20°).

As I discuss in my post, Venus Retrograde Vision Quest, we are being realigned with and re-empowered by the Sacred Feminine AND we are receiving GIFTS from the GODDESS as the reemergence of Goddess Wisdom through NEW Aquarian Goddess Archetypes.  This Full Moon in Virgo is ILLUMINATING our Collective Consciousness to this shifting paradigm, so that we can be AWARE of this Wisdom and consciously choose to step into Its power.

In the brief period of time since the beginning of 2017, we have experienced:

Our Galactic Center is located at 26° of Sagittarius.  It is the second most powerful point on your natal chart next to the Sun.  Just as the Sun represents our Heart, the Galactic Center represents the Heart of our Galaxy.  It is the Sun of our Sun.

Saturn has been exactly conjoined with the Galactic Center (GC) since February 18th.  On March 6th, Saturn moved to 27°.  However, Saturn will retrograde back over the GC in May and November before moving out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn. Keywords for Saturn that are often overlooked are WISDOM and DESTINY.  Saturn requires patience, and through patience, we will be receiving The Gifts from the Goddess, as the reemergence of Goddess Wisdom through NEW Aquarian Goddess Archetypes, directly from the Sacred Feminine right through our Galactic Center ALL YEAR!

Saturn is the Cosmic Gatekeeper.  He allows all things from the Cosmos to come through and be made manifest on Earth.  He provides the foundation for that which we create in the same way that a loom is the foundation for a tapestry, a canvas is the foundation for a painting, a choreography is the foundation for a dance, or an architectural design is the foundation for a building.

With Saturn conjoined the Galactic Center, a cosmic gateway has been opened to allow us to receive the FIRE (Wisdom) from "the Gods."  This FIRE is initiating our Inner Masculine and Inner Feminine into an energetically NEW foundation ~ a foundation of Higher Resonance ~ from which to engage with the world and Humanity.  ALL of this Expansion of the Collective Consciousness is connected.  They are fractals of our Ascension Process.  And ... there is MORE!

At this time of our Full Moon in Virgo:

  • the Moon is square SATURN (27°16' Sagittarius)
  • the Moon is trine PLUTO (19°01' Capricorn)
  • the Moon is sextile VESTA (20°13' Cancer)
    • Pluto (Capricorn) is opposite Vesta (Cancer)
  • the Moon is opposite MERCURY (26°17' Pisces)
  • the Moon is opposite PALLAS (23°51' Pisces) and CHIRON (24°33 Pisces)
  • the Sun (21°36' Pisces) is conjoined PALLAS, CHIRON and MERCURY

HOLY SMOKES!  How can our little minds comprehend the power that is being illuminated within us right now?!?!  It can't!!!  It would be a total circuit overload of our electrical system (brain and nervous system).  Thankfully, we do not have to be concerned about this.  With Mercury in Pisces, as the Messenger of the Gods, He is acting as a transformer to step down the voltage of this electrical current, so that we CAN receive all that we are intended to receive.

Before I close, I would like to take a little time to share with you the contributions of Vesta, Pallas and Chiron to the Illumination of our Collective Consciousness at this Full Moon in Virgo.  Through them, we are discovering that, just as our local communities are our modern-day tribes, our physical bodies ~ which are Consciousness ~ are our modern-day Goddess Temples.

Vesta is a co-ruler of Virgo.  She is the aspect of the Goddess that we know as SHAKTI ~ Kundalini. She is the fire within us that drives us towards the Sacred.  She is our courage and our willingness to surrender to keep the fire alive.Vesta is the driving force behind our Ascension Process.  As She aligns Her energy with the Moon (Divine Mother), She is amplifying the edict from the Sacred Feminine to balance the power between the Masculine and the Feminine.

Pallas is the Goddess of Wisdom and Self-Defense.  She has long been split from Athena, the Warrior Goddess, whose power was usurped by Patriarchy.  Before Her split, Pallas Athena was the Goddess of Wisdom and Armed Resistance.  After Her split, Athena's "armed resistance" was shifted through the Patriarchy into the energy of aggression and war.
The Greek goddess Athena identified with the patriarchy and usually cast her power and support on their side during any dispute. In the first jury trial in recorded history, she cast the deciding vote to acquit Orestes of the murdering his mother to avenge his father's death. Athena was persuaded by Apollo's argument in Orestes' defense that the death of a mother was of less importance than a father's death since the woman simply nurtured the seed while it was actually the man who planted it. Motherless herself, the goddess Athena usually placed patriarchal principles above maternal bonds. ~ Goddess Gift
With the emergence of the Aquarian Goddess Archetype for Aries, Athena will no longer act out as the aggressor. In the age of the Aquarian Goddess, Pallas and Athena will reunite to use Their Wisdom to deal with and resolve conflict from a place of nonviolence. Pallas's position in Pisces at this Full Moon in Virgo is a foreshadowing of Her integration with Athena through the remaining Venus Retrograde cycles in Aries.

Chiron represents our Sacred Wound which becomes our Sacred Gift ~ our Shamanic Medicine.  The Sacred Wound represents the wounds of the Patriarchy.  As we heal these wounds, we access their gifts and acquire our Shamanic Medicine. In Pisces at this Full Moon in Virgo, Chiron is assisting Mercury as we receive the Ancient Goddess Wisdom from Cosmic Consciousness and assimilate and harmonize it within both the Collective Consciousness and our Individual Consciousness.

I know this Full Moon in Virgo may feel like you are trying to surf a Tsunami wave. Trust and Know that the Cosmos has your back. You will not be knocked over. You will not be pulled under.  Should you require any support, I invite you to schedule a Shamanic AstroSOL™ reading with me.

Be sure to go out and celebrate this Full Moon!  I will be dancing around a fire under the light of the moon with some new sisters.

Many blessings to you!
Sofia Mona Lisa

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Venus Retrograde Vision Quest

Hello, Beloveds!

Much is being shared about our current Venus retrograde cycle.  With my natal Mercury in Aquarius, I have come to trust my innate ability to communicate with the Cosmos on a multi-dimensional level. Thus, what I have to share with you on this cycle may very likely be much different than what others are sharing, as the lens through which I perceive is different. Remember the parable of the blind men and the elephant.  We all receive different aspects of Truth, and all are equally valuable. It is my prayer that my offering will resonate with your Heart and will support you as Venus facilitates your Vision Quest.

Venus retrograde cycles are very unique because we find cycles within cycles.  This is due to the path of the pentagram that Venus traces in the sky, thus the pentagram being an ancient symbol for the Sacred Feminine.  When Venus activates a zodiac sign, She visits that sign every 8 years over the course of 152 years.  During that 152 years, Venus will journey through the sign TWICE, starting from the end of the sign (29 or 28°) moving "backwards" to the beginning of the sign (1 or 0°).  It takes Venus THIRTEEN 8-year cycles to make each journey.  At about the mid-point of the first journey, Her second journey begins, so that for SIX of the 8-year cycles, the two journeys overlap each other.  Venus's activation of the zodiac sign is complete after TWENTY 8-year cycles. NINETY-NINE years after the completion of a zodiac sign's activation, Venus will step into that sign again to begin a new 152 year activation at a higher frequency.

Our current Venus retrograde cycle is activating TWO zodiac signs simultaneously: Aries & Pisces.  

The activation of Aries began back in 1905.

Consider that the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution ~ granting American women the right to vote ~ was ratified in August 1920! The Sun was in Leo. The Divine Father shared His FIRE with the Divine Mother.  Mars was in Scorpio while Venus was in Virgo.  The Sacred Masculine empowered the Sacred Feminine and the Goddess!  This shift in Consciousness was a resounding, "YES ~ the power of the Feminine and the Masculine  CAN co-exist!"

Venus completed Her first journey through Aries in 2001, and She began Her second journey through Aries in 1961. For me, being born in 1963, I am of the generation that came in for Venus's second journey through Aries.  All of us who have been born since 1905 have embodied the Ancient Feminine Warriors ~ the Amazon Women. We are ushering in the higher frequency and the NEW Aquarian Goddess Archetype for Aries ~ the Fierce Safeguarder. In fact, my natal Venus (my Inner Goddess) is in Sagittarius ~ the highest resonance of the Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius).  The Aquarian Goddess Archetype for Aries will be fully manifested on the planet in thirty years, 2057.

We are beginning to see more and more glimpses of Her now emerging from our Collective Consciousness onto the world's stage.

The Fierce Safeguarder showed Herself to us in 2016 as the Israeli and Palestinian women marched to Wage Peace.  The Aquarian Goddess Archetype for Aries is not aligned with war, rage and violence. She is the bringer of Peace, Nonviolence and Protection.  She IS the change we have been waiting for!

We have witnessed the Presence of the Fierce Safeguarder at Standing Rock amongst the Water Protectors.  She revealed Herself through both men and women.  Every one of us has an Inner Feminine, and She is reemerging through all of Humanity. The Indigenous People have retained their connection with the Ancient Wisdom.  We can look to them as Wayshowers, modelling to us what it looks like to embody the Sacred Feminine and step out in Dharma, Right Action, from Her space.

Most recently, the Fierce Safeguarder made an appearance on International Womens Day as this "Fearless Girl," a symbol of women's empowerment.   This is another manifestation of the paradigm shift away from Patriarchy into a balanced place where the power of the Feminine and the Masculine are co-existing.  Venus rules money, so this beautiful piece of art, also ruled by Venus, is an auspicious sign from the Sacred Feminine.

In 2009, after 99 years, Venus once again stepped into the sign of Pisces.  As you now know, the activation of Pisces will require 152 years to complete.  Those of us who are incarnated on the planet at this time will not see the full manifestation of this paradigm shift in our lifetimes.  We can, however, tap into it during these retrograde cycles through our vision quests. The last activation of Pisces began in 1758 and completed in 1910.  During that period, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) ~
... promoted Transcendentalist thought, which emphasized experiencing God through lived experience and intuition ... Inspired by the powerful language of Romanticism, he espoused embracing the Spirit without the rigidity of law ... he believed that life was a miracle and that God dwells in all things. ~ The Association of Religion Data Archives
Emerson's promotion of Transcendentalism is a beautiful expression of the Venus Retrograde in Pisces: letting go of the false power of religious doctrine and law.

This new activation of Pisces will raise the frequency of the Ancient Compassionate One to the NEW Aquarian Goddess Archetype for Pisces ~ the Heart Healer.  LOVE can not flow through a Heart of stone. The Heart Healer must break open the Hearts of Humanity, so that they can be healed.  Even for those of us who have spent our lives walking the Healing Path, we have places within our Hearts that are still calcified. The Heart Healer will work with us, not on us, to break up and wash away the calcifications.  While this process is unfolding, the Fierce Safeguarder will have shifted from the role of defender under the Amazon Woman to the role of safeguarder and preserver to support the Heart Healer.

Venus as represented by Inanna

On March 4th, Venus began Her descent into the Underworld.  Just as Inanna, Queen of Heaven, made Her descent into the Underworld to visit Her sister, Erishkegal, Queen of the Dead, we too are on a journey into the darkness.  This darkness is similar to the portion of the iceberg that is hidden under the ocean.  It is there, yet we do not see it.  This journey is one of excavation.  What jewels will we find in the Underworld that we can bring up to the surface and into the Light?

During a Venus retrograde cycle, the jewels that we discover are the remembrances of Ancient Wisdom that has long been forgotten. This Ancient Wisdom relates to LOVE (Venus).
  • The truth is that LOVE is GENEROUS.  
  • The truth is that LOVE is expressed through both the masculine and the feminine energies.  
  • The truth is that all of us are on a journey to that place within ourselves where we can once more feel safe to fully stand in LOVE and allow LOVE to express through us.
During a Venus retrograde cycle, we are remembering HOW we are LOVE (Source), HOW we embody LOVE (God/Goddess) and what we truly value (authenticity).

As Inanna descended into the Underworld, She passed through 7 gateways.  For the Aquarian Aries Archetype, this is the third time (the deepest letting go) that Venus/Inanna is passing through the First Gateway.  For the Aquarian Pisces Archetype, Venus/Inanna is the passing through the Second Gateway.  At each gateway, Inanna is asked to relinquish a symbol of Her POWER.  At the First Gateway, represented by the Crown Chakra, Inanna let go of Her Crown.  At the Second Gateway (Third Eye Chakra), She let go of Her necklace of precious stones.  These physical symbols are representations of FALSE power; power that is easily misused and abused.  Power that has been misused and abused by Patriarchy for the past 30,000 years.  We are on a journey to reclaim our AUTHENTIC power and restore the balance of power between the Masculine and Feminine.  When the balance is restored, the Masculine and Feminine can enter into Sacred Union where the fullest expression of LOVE is found.

In Aries (the ruler of the 1st house), these symbols of FALSE POWER are related to the masks we use to project ourselves to the world, so that we can hide our LACK OF:
  • self-esteem
  • self-value
  • self-worth
  • self-confidence
  • self-respect
  • self-love
In Pisces (the ruler of the 12th house), these symbols of  FALSE POWER are related to our:
  • secret motives
  • hidden agendas
  • hidden knowledge
  • hidden personality
  • hidden fears
Ironically, these symbols of FALSE POWER are dis-empowering.  They confine us in ways that prevent us from fully standing in LOVE, which is our only source of freedom.
  • What symbols of your false power did you let go of in April 2009?
  • What symbols of your false power are you being asked to relinquish now?
  • What are you witnessing in regard to the letting go of false power in our world today?

The Goddess is working through each of us to birth Her Aquarian Archetypes onto the planet. The Vision Quest that She is facilitating for us will complete on May 19th.  What will be your new embodiment of the Fierce Safeguarder and the Heart Healer?  How will you allow Them to express Themselves through you?  We are the proverbial "blind men" on this journey.  Please come back here to share your experience of these Aquarian Goddess Archetypes with us, so that we can have a more expansive understanding of Their Presence.

If you are desiring more insight into the symbols of power that you are being asked to let go of during this Venus Retrograde Vision Quest, I invite you to schedule a Shamanic AstroSOL™ reading with me.  When you use the code, INANNA, I will give you a 20% discount.  This offer is valid through May 19, 2007.

Many blessings to each of you!

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