Slowly a dying hush like a blanket of mist falls across a sleepy earth. The descending darkness embraces the great mother and sleep calls her whispering on an autumn breeze. Trees bow down as she passes a last blaze of finery and coppery gold leaves slip gently floating to the ground a patchwork of a fading summer.
The best time of the year for me is autumn . A time to go inwards and reflect on the past year – roaring fires and darkness. Evenings lit by glowing candles and reading ghost stories. Walking in a silent woodland leaves crunching underfoot and the smell of the earth’s sleep. Spindly spiky boughs over head ghost-like against grey skies, always beautiful, somehow more evocative than summer.Read More
And Breathe. The last few months have brought change of an even higher order than you have been accustomed to. These weeks that you have lived through have left you feeling stuck, overturned, undone and pitched forward into the unknown in a way that has terrified many. Those who considered themselves awakened have had their processess and assumptions challenged and called into question, their beliefs shaken and their patience stretched to the limit. Many others have been pitched forward into the awakening process, or have seen this journey accelerated. Patterns you thought long dealt with have come back up for re-examination. Changes you thought had bedded in have come up for question and you have been left feeling adrift. Do not fight this. This moment of being unanchored gives you a new kind of freedom, of opportunity, that you may find frightening, but which opens up your future in ways you have not anticipated. The new normal starts here.Read More
Welcome to the new, Dear Ones. As you pass through this series of Eclipses, you travel through a wall of fire, which acts as a transformation, taking you from one reality into the next. This is a process of purification, of burning away your patterns at a faster rate than you have experienced before. It is a process of reunification between you and those you believed you had lost, linking you with your loved ones and your ancestors, dissolving the barrier between you and ‘The Other Side.’ In fact, you have always been united, but this veil has seemed insurmountable, so that many of you were unaware of the connection. Know now how much support you have. Know now that you are a part of a celestial team, raising the consciousness of the world at this time. Know now that although these energies feel challenging and raw, they are in fact a purification that leads you onwards, raises you higher into a level of consciousness that you have long awaited.Read More
The waters of July have the ability to sweep through the current landscape of chaos like a tidal wave, clearing the path for something new. You are currently living in a space where clarity is limited, where feelings are paramount, and where it can be hard to make sense of the barrage of emotions. This lack of clarity feels like a negative. It is confusing, destabilising, and calls into question everything that you have relied upon. In fact, however, this is an intense clearing process, necessary in order to make the space for the level of change that is on offer at this time. It is always easier to remain as you are. It is always easier to hold tight and fight the changes that are there for you to embrace. However right now this stability that you have lived by is being challenged, uprooted, in order to create the space for a new beginning that is beyond anything you could have imagined from the safety and stability of the past.Read More
I’m an Austrian lass—totally uncomplicated and up to anything fun. I grew up in Vienna – not by free will but because my parents decided to move there when I was only 4 years old. I. Hated. The. City. Everything about it. So right after graduation I moved back to the country side, where I settled down with a nice husband and an awesome laptop. (The laptop came first!} I’ve been a storyteller all my life. Already in kindergarten, I came up with the most exotic fantasies and tales. My teacher back then called me a liar. Today, I call it the cornerstone of my writing career.Read More
There is the potential for great change and transformation in June, if you are able to harness the power of your own thoughts and manifest the energy that leads you down the path of your true desires.Mental energy is high this month, and with it comes the possibility of great manifestation, but also of great self-sabotage. Where you go with your thoughts, your fears, your feelings is up to you. Yes, you are subject to the things that are taking place around you, but how you interact with them on a daily basis, how you interact with them through your mind and your energy is entirely within your control. This mental interaction can create a fog that acts like a barrier between you and the world you want to manifest. Creation energy is high this month, the ability to begin or complete something that has been long in the works is high. But this fog that hangs between you and completion is no small thing.Read More
I’ve loved Stu McLellan’s Sky Whales since the first time I saw one. Whales have always been hugely meaningful to me and Stu’s skyscape whales express their magic so beautifully. So I was delighted when Stu agreed to pop in for a cosy chat, to tell us all about the inspiration and journey of painting the Sky Whale and his gorgeous mandalas.
Stu McLellan is an artist and illustrator, living and working in Hertfordshire. His work, which encompasses books, magazines, community projects, festivals and his own growing body of work, shares a common theme – a sense of wonder at the world, and an intention to celebrate our connection to all life. He is open to all kinds of creative commissions. His most recent work can be found on Instagram @stusshed, is available to buy at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/stusshed, and at www.stumclellan.co.uk, and you can email him at email@example.comRead More
A mythmaker at heart, Sandra Hurst has been writing poetry, fantasy and science fiction since her school days in England. Hurst moved to Canada in 1980 and was deeply influenced by the wild lands and the indigenous cultures that surrounded her. Y’keta, her first full length novel, is set in a mythical land reminiscent of pre-historic earth. An ancient world where legends walk and the Sky Road offers a way to the stars. A member of the Alexandra Writers Centre Society, the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, and The Mythopoeic Society, Hurst works to build fantasy worlds that allow her readers to join her in exploring the depths of human interaction in a mythical game of ‘what if.’ Her first novel, Y’keta is long-listed for the prestigious Aurora Award, for best Canadian fantasy novel (Young Adult) and the American based RONE award for break out fantasy novel. She now lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband and son, both of whom she loves dearly, and has put up for sale on e-bay when their behaviour demanded it.Read More