Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year ~ always a good time to set intentions, plant the seeds of manifestation to germinate in the dark, holding focus as they sprout with the returning light and come to full bloom. Listing & Sifting; what is to let go of, what is to die with the old passing in the darkness and what is to bring into being, birthing in the light. This solstice, of all the solstices, holds extra energy to lend support to our seeds of growth and change.
Amplifying the vibration of this time is not just a Full Moon, but a ‘Super Moon’. It’s at its fullest while orbiting it’s closest to the Earth. It’s the longest night of the year, the first of Winter, with a full moon as close and bright as can be. But that is not all… mere hours before the ‘official’ point of solstice a total Lunar Eclipse. A concentrating, amplifying, awe inspiring event in itself. Place yourself back before technology, before weather forecasts, city lights, cell phones, to a time where all women bled the same days and in synchronicity with this powerful Moon, shining bright and in full glory ~ casting us from this darkest of times ~ and then it is blotted out by the Earth’s shadow and takes on a magnificent RED hue. We are now in the darkest of dark. The ultimate womb. A place of quiet growth. The still darkness before emerging into the light. The Moon, the Earth, and the Sun in total alignment on the longest night of the year. And it’s pointing to the place within the Milky Way the Mayan’s believed marked the source of all Creation. Phewf!! That is the recipe for one powerful night.
So, I made a powerful elixir. It is intended for use while doing manifestation work, while setting strong intentions, planting and germinating new seeds for your life. You can take it as needed during ceremony or over time. It is best if you can embody the peaceful joy of being ‘in right relation’ while visualizing,
meditating, journeying, collage making, singing or writing about the seeds you are planting with this work. Find a way that clarifies yet leaves room for the
Universe to co-conspire with you. If you are not feeling in a balanced, easy hearted way, wait until you do. Perhaps try the Ultimate Balance elixir first.
This isn’t something to rush into, a right time will come.
This elixir was lovingly made with:
Moonstone: for its Lunar connections, but it also carries a soft tender vibration facilitating inner peace & security. This gemstone also balances and promotes all rhythms of the body while supporting flexibility and flow in life. It is lovely for inspiring new beginnings, and for supporting wishes.
Moss Agate: represents the Earth with its strong connection to Nature. It has a stabilizing affect and is said to refresh one’s soul with feelings of freedom and expansion. Moss Agate is a gemstone of new beginnings and abundance.
Citrine: for the Sun which on Solstice seems to ‘stand still’ then makes it’s return. The Sun also plays an integral part with regard to the Eclipse. Citrine brings happiness, joy and optimism. It offers courage & self discipline, supports getting tasks done & matters settled. Great for uplifting mood and brings abundance, good fortune & feelings of generosity. Helpful with healing emotional trauma, sleep disturbances, and addictions.
Rainbow Obsidian: representing the darkness of Winter Solstice and of the Eclipse. This gemstone clears the emotional body of any lingering patterns of emotional trauma. It is a grounding stone that brings hope, alleviates stress and facilitates a view of the big picture.
Rose Quartz: the self in this equation, with pure support for our Hearts. It supports with unconditional love, a very soothing and happy stone. It comforts and heals any wounds the heart has accumulated & dissolves stored energy from trauma. The Soul sighs with relief when it senses Rose Quartz energy as it intuitively knows healing has come with gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance.
Shamanic Guidance: I was sweetly informed the Rose Quartz needed to be added by my Soul Retrieval Guide, and a healing spirit infused this elixir in the spirit realm with healing light.
Total Lunar Eclipse & other planetary aspects: In addition to what is mentioned above, an eclipse magnifies an entire month’s worth of astrological energy into a few hours. Much was happening in the sky this night, let alone during the entire month. Feel free to look up planetary aspects for December 2010.
Due to a Mercury Retrograde and Mars activity, looking inward, finishing off projects or situations before moving on, communication and how we relate to others was a focus this month, important supports to the intention of this elixir.
Empowered on an altar with cyclical properties, self honouring & healing, and Sun & Moon aspects.
This gemstone elixir was poured during the actual eclipse and set under a special alder tree where the moon’s returning light energy would infuse it.
May all your manifestations come to be if they facilitate the highest good for all. Blessed Be.
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A bean feasa of Gaelic heritage shares stories & insights from her animist and 'shamanic' practice on the West Coast of Canada.