Hello Dear Ones
We have entered April with the exciting news that some restrictions are being lifted here in the UK. Spring is in the air and life feels vibrant and full of possibilities! (Even if it has been sub-zero temperatures and snowing here in Scotland!)
Aries Season is upon us, bringing in a fast-paced energy, which can feel like a bit of a whirlwind at times, so do take some time to ground yourself, this month. Aries is also heralding in new beginnings and the cosmic energies are inviting us to start a new chapter in our life. What changes are you being called to create in your life?
As we re-enter life, after the last few months of enforced winter hibernation, take things at your own pace and be gentle with yourself ... just as it took us time to find new ways of coping during lockdown, we will need to take our time to feel into reconnecting with life.
I have been reading the April chapter in A Spell in the Wild and this month she talks about shape-shifting woman. I have been thinking about shapeshifting for a while; last year I did a meditation that guided me through shapeshifting, and it was one of the most powerful meditations I had done for a while.
Isobel Gowdie in 1662 told stories of how she shapeshifted into a hare to carry out her spell work. I am not quite at that stage, but I still think there is merit in experiencing our environment as another creature.
The past few weeks we have been exploring the Goddess archetypes, with last Sunday being the Mother. Fionn took us on a journey where we healed our mother and grandmother. I wasn’t shapeshifting into them, but just having that connection made me experience a little of what I think they may have struggled through and that was powerful. I came out of that very brief experience having much more compassion for them.
I have started felting again, this time using the fibres to create dolls. I am spending hours with each face trying to bring the character out, then making the body and dress. These dolls are filled with herbs and flowers I have collected and dried. I am using the process of creating the doll as another way of connecting with the archetypes we are working with. The process of needle felting is meditation in itself as it is repetitive and requires very little skill.
So, while I am not making a pact with the devil and turning into a hare to carry out his work, I am using these experiences to transform myself and explore what I want to become.
Enjoy the awakening of nature this month, remember to stop and pay attention.
With lots of love
I became very fond of the Tower Card during March! Its regular appearance throughout the month has taught me not to resist change and to allow what needs to fall away, to fall away. So now, it's time to rebuild healthier foundations. Which is in perfect alignment with the Aries theme of new chapters.
Belinda and I have been leading our Goddess Workshops, which has been truly inspirational to witness each sisters commitment to the work and their transformation thus far. Whilst we embody traits from all the goddess archetypes we are working with, some may be more dominant than others, it is through accessing the energy of these archetypes and goddesses, that we can gain a greater insight into the intimate truths of our own psyches, and become our own heroines!
This week we finished working with the Mother Archetype, which brought a deeper reflection on how this archetype is the foundation to healing the past, present and future. She is potent and truly transformational.
Next up is the Wild Woman, which feels rather apt for me as I rebuild healthier foundations for the future. This will be a key time for me to reflect on what is deeply important to me and what's not and by making a deeper commitment to begin honouring myself by not going against my instincts.
Sending you all so much love
The Owls Witchy Tip
Daisies are appearing everywhere at the moment. Pick a jar full, cover with sweet almond oil and leave in a dark place for a few weeks. Strain and it is ready to use.
I use it with an equal quantity of coconut oil and a few drops of essential oil to make a body oil. Just heat the coconut oil until it is a liquid, add the sweet almond oil and add the essential oil.
The Wolfs Wild Tip
On the Medicine Wheel, Spring is the time of infancy and childhood. What better time than to reconnect with your inner child and remember how to play again.
Get creative! Get the paints out and do some finger painting or go outside and blow bubbles! (this one I love doing)
Get curious. Go outside and explore somewhere new or sit outside and quietly observe what's happening in nature.
Take out some photos of when you were a kid and remember your inner magic!
Recommendations of the Month
- A Spell in the Wild, by Alice Tarbuck
- Lunar Living, by Kirsty Gallagher
Beltane Spell Work Circle Join Belinda and Fionn for a Spellwork Circle on Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 19:00. Beltane is a Sabbath linked to fertility. We will use this special time to do a spell to ensure that our plans are fertile and that we attract everything we wish for. Belinda will be weaving her magic and creating a spell parcel for you, so be sure to book before 23 April 2021. RSVP here.
Reiki Treatment A Reiki Treatment is a wonderfully relaxing experience. It can help kick start your journey to connecting to your heart space and help you make the right decisions for you. Reiki can also help with pain relief, anxiety, fatigue as well as improve your mood and enhance your overall well-being. Fionn is preparing to take in-person bookings from 26 April 2021 onwards. The first available dates are now live on the website. If you are interested in booking a session, see more details here.
Shamanic Power Retrieval A Shamanic Power Retrieval is a healing technique used for reclaiming your lost personal power. We have all experienced the loss of our personal power at some point in our lives. Through a Shamanic Power Retrieval, the idea is to retrieve your lost power and return it to you. Fionn is preparing to take in-person bookings at Santosa, from 26 April 2021 onwards, if you are interested in booking a session, see more details here.
Intuitive Oracle / Tarot Card Readings Fionn offers intuitive Tarot and Oracle Card Readings delivered straight to your inbox so you can read them again when you need to. Prior to consulting the cards to answer any questions you have, I go on a short Shamanic Journey to gain insight into your question and then I connect to the cards for more intuitive guidance. More details here.
Goddess Archetype Workshop We are opening registration for our next 6-Part Workshop, beginning October 2021, we will explore aspects of the Triple Goddess and deep-diving into each of the archetypes: The Maiden, The Mother, The Wildwoman and The Crone. We will also explore the shadow aspect of each of these archetypes. This workshop will enable you to develop the goddess within you and expand your sense of self. The workshop will be hosted online via zoom. If you feel a YES to join us..... More details here.
Oracle Card of the Month
Jewelled Web – Shamans Dream Oracle
This card speaks of connectivity, no separation and the feeling state. We can see in the card, there is a shimmering web of jewels we didn't know existed.
April / Aries season is about brand new beginnings and as lock-down restrictions are beginning to lift here in the UK, it's time to start considering our re-entry into life. Where it took us time to find new ways of coping during the lockdown, we need to take our time and feel into reconnecting with life outside our front doors. We may be feeling nervous about socialising again after so long... just focus on the now.
We are not separate and we are in this together.
May April bless you with good health and happy moments!
Spring is Natures Way of Saying Lets party! Robin Williams