New Moon in Scorpio — Walking on frozen water

On November 18th, 2017 we will be experiencing a New Moon in Scorpio.  New Moons represent the beginning of a new cycle as well as an end to an old cycle.  Scorpio’s power is that of transformation, death, and rebirth.  This time is a time of setting the stage for the next act in your life.

Scorpio also reveals the underlying motivations for particular harmful behaviors.  This particular New Moon will be in the 3rd decan, ushering an inside look at the problems of societies aimlessness.  Behaviors that are particularly damaging to the inner child’s development, will be highlighted and hopefully extinguished.  You have to see the actual damage that is being done to actually be inspired to do something about it.  This New Moon will point out the problems with alternative parenting, teenage depression, and opiate deaths of teenagers.  Normality and structure are frowned upon in this society, to its detriment nonetheless.  All you have to do is look at the President if we truly want to see what this country is all about.  This is a good time to switch off the “News” and spend some time in the darkness of the New Moon.  The womb of creation.

The three days leading up to the New Moon is referred to as the Dark Moon period when the moon becomes invisible which represents a liminal time.  The liminal figure I want to bring your attention to during this period is the Orisha Olokun.  These are times of transition and transformation.  Olokun represents the dark and cold bottom of the ocean.  The deep part where no light can get and no heat.  Just the dead marine life and plants that slowly travel to the lowest depths of the sea which no man can survive.  From these depths, Olokun stretches her wisdom and forms a bridge from one place to another.  Olokun represents the untouched and unmarked ideas embedded deep in your subconscious mind.  During the Dark Moon with proper concentration and focus, one can fulfill his wildest desires and hopes. Olokun holds the mysteries.  These times hold tremendous magical power if you’re not afraid of the Dark.  Certain deities are not discussed as much as others based on the liminality of the certain diety.  Most people are not ready to make the major transitions and transformations that require a change in scenery, environment, or perception.  There is a tremendous energy bestowing generosity and power if one deals with his/her interior.

This New Moon brings change based on its Uranus inconjunction.  Most people fear change and will find it hard to integrate themselves.  Learn to be flexible and open to change.  Set positive intentions through ritual.  Concentration and Focus is the solution to stagnation.  Making minor changes could bring major results if you take heed.

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Keeping it Conscious Episode 6 (Pomba Gira and the Divine Whore symbolism)

 

Pomba Gira is a liminal spirit of the Afro-Brazilian lure.  She is not a singular being but a multitude of spirits that manifest in a variety of ways.  She is the Goddess of the crossroads or better understood by the thresholds.  The moment of becoming, when you let go of your past yet don’t know what the future you holds.  Pomba Gira is seen by some as a healer and a great spirit, while others see her as the wife of the Devil.  This is mainly because she is a spirit that delivers and disrupts the status quo.  Thus she is seen as dangerous and as a prostitute, the lowest on the female social order.   Many prostitutes are targets from rapists, murderers, and human traffickers based on their easy access and vulnerability.  The main reason is that they are likely to be prosecuted because cops and the rest of the society think they deserve it based on their profession.    Thus at the same time, even those woman are protected by the energy of Pomba Gira.  At the very same time, if women were to master the energy of Pomba Gira, that would mean the end of male dominance and inequality.  Pomba Gira has the energy to reveal all answers and give a woman all the power and dominance they can handle.  Pomba Gira’s most famous Avatar that seems to embody her qualities in the most precise manner is the Iberian Peninsula transport, Maria Padilha.

Maria was the consort of a Castilian King Don Pedro.  He was known as a cruel man that killed his wife Bianca, relatives, family, whoever spoke against his mistress Maria.  It was said she had control over him with her 6,000 evil spirits.  This story was of Portuguese and Spanish folklore and traveled to Brazil during the Colonial Years.  When it came to slavery and spirits to use to escape atrocious conditions the people would commonly invoke Maria Padilha to strike down oppression.  She is a very popular diety to contact because she works.  Why it is very little in-depth information on now is because she works.  She is a deity to call when you need to raise your feminine energy to dominate any opposition you face in the world.  Understanding how to contact Pomba Gira is through pure heart and understanding.  She cannot be bought or pimped on you.  Dealing with Pomba Gira is a real experience that when experienced it is hard to deny.

Picture of Pomba Gira (Left) and Kijuana Njie (right).jpg

Pomba Gira is an energy that manifests in people.  She has many different looks, behaviors, and representations.  How you see Pomba Gira, how it manifests for you is totally up to you.  Dealing with these principles we can apply it to recent news in Sports.  Pomba Gira is the Goddess of the Crossroads, in the news she is showing up where sex and sports meet.    In the story of the Offensive Line Coach of the Miami Dolphins Chris Foerster, he reportedly was in a relationship with a woman from Las Vegas named Kijuana Njie.  Chris sent her some incriminating videos of him doing cocaine that she later posted on her social media subsequently leading to his resignation as a coach.  If you listen to her interview, she clearly states that she planned to expose him before he sent the video, but somehow he magically sends her the video without her doing any dirty work.  In this story, you see a man completely blinded by his lust and ruins his reputation behind it.  It’s not like he was a good man, he just appeared to be.  Kijuana Njie brought his negligent behavior to light.  So many people in our world have a perfect exterior and a dark and decrepit interior, its okay to see people for who they really are.  Pomba Gira is the energy that can shine a light on any injustices you may be facing if you ask her.  At the same time Pomba Gira fights for you, her avatars are the same people you forget about almost as a habit.  Realizing there are millions of people trapped in a world they don’t want to be in and they are exposed to the worst of people who simply want to use and exploit them for their own benefit.  Having some form of empathy for the women in the world on the front lines of injustice is key to understanding the energy of Pomba Gira.  It’s not about pity and turning your nose up, it is about gratitude for being there so maybe you didn’t have to.  It’s just a thought.

In conclusion,  the energy of Pomba Gira is available to us if we are interested in using her to crush opposition and create equality.  Pomba Gira is a spiritual resource and a solution to any trial and tribulation you may be experiencing.  Use her in wisdom, not in haste, do your research.  Ase.

Keeping it Conscious (Episode 2) Changing Your Mind Through Meditation & The Power of Laughter

To work magic effectively one must work himself into a trance. We can not reach our magical potential through the process of regular thinking. To be able to focus one’s mind and its ability to concentrate is primary.
You can reach a trance state by laying completely motionless. By laying completely still, not moving a muscle. Not letting your thoughts run off into long trains of thoughts, not panicking about if you left the stove on. Just simply observing yourself and relaxing your body. Whenever you have free time make it a practice to just stay motionless. Then the question arises, what to do with our mind? You begin to direct your mind to your breathing, focusing on the inhale and the exhale. Begin to slow your breathing down and breathe as needed.
The focus is sustained thought towards a particular object. So to do this you have to let go of a lot of shit. To properly reach the level of magick to alter your known universe you have to learn to detach yourself from the waking world. It doesn’t mean you lack empathy or are heartless, it means to properly and effectively do magick you have to focus a majority of your energy on one thing. So by meditating, lying still, and focusing on your breath may ease your mind, it most certainly won’t get you to your magical potential. In this journey, you are always required to go deeper and reach a higher level. No one is a master yet we all are masters. So the meditation is preparing you by establishing a trance state. The ability to focus on a particular sigil, or mantra within the mind with relentless pursuit will determine the results of our magical affair.
The goal is to transform our regular mind into a magical mind. We are in the process of completely restructuring our mind. Changing our regular mind to a magical consciousness is our Great Work (Magnum Opus). From one way of looking at the world to a completely different way. The art of using our will to restructure our mind.
Within the realms of consciousness, you realize the duality of this world, yet it doesn’t take you out of your flow. We know that joy/sorrow, up/down, good/bad, guilt/freedom, and quiet/loud are just two sides of the same pole. Whatever we experience throughout the duality of the world is just an indication and a realization. So our experience becomes different from others, we are learning to control OUR mind. We are shifting it from reactive to proactive. We recognize the world but we don’t care. Developing an objective point of view instead of a subjective point of view. Religion has us in a state of searching for one polarity over the other. Feel good over bad, the reason you are sad is that you are doing something wrong, you’re a sinner. When the reality is that the darkness is necessary to understand light, being cold helps you to appreciate and understand warmth. See it is only an indication and a realization of the opposite polarity.
We should investigate the emotion of laughter as a concept. The spirit is that of pure joy and amusement. To look at life through inquisition and introspection, we can always find the humor in things. Not with the regular human mind that was given to us, but with the cultivated conscious/magical mind, this is where we find the humor. All those illusions and tricks played on us, by us. There was never any wrong done to us by others, we have been in control the whole time. You are playing the joke on you, so if you don’t get the joke, then that is due to your lack of understanding of your own self. To laugh inwardly at all things is key.  The Laughing Buddha
Delete a habit in place for a new one. For example, stop smoking and replace it with working out. Let this practice be the barometer for your magical pursuit. Change things that you always wanted to change and replace them with things you always wanted to do. Creating an instable environment for chaos energy to take the form of miracles in your life.