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Hello, Dear ones!  

It's June, a potent month that radiates with sunshine and happy hearts!  This month we have the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice, which sets us alight with vibrant summer energy.  The sun is shining bright, love is in the air, and the world is pregnant with pleasure and indulgence.  

Litha marks the longest day of the year, it's a celebration of light reaching its peak, which is a powerful reminder of the light within each of us and our individual and collective potential.  

Summer is also all about fire, a time to celebrate your own Inner Fire. That badass part of yourself that is tough and strong and awesome. Pause for a moment and acknowledge this fire inside yourself and tell yourself how awesome you are!

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Cross the border and turn right. That was the instructions we got a few years ago when we drove from Durban to Porto in Mozambique. And they were right. There was no fixed road, just multiple sorts of roads and they all led to paradise.  

Time. Time is not linear the way we understand it. We understand time as linear to make it easier for ourselves. Einstein said time is useful as it prevents everything from happening at once. But time really moves in all directions, zigzag, spirals, curves, circles.  

And this is why divination and magic work. We have multiple paths ahead of us, divination and magic allows us to choose one of these over another and as a result, the path is different, but it still takes us to what we understand to be our future. We can use divination to choose where we want to go and magic to aid us on that journey, but in the end, it is up to us.  

If you have been in spell circle with us before you will know that I always say that there is no point in doing spells if you are not going to follow them up with action. Spells are only the support act, your action is the main event and the magic of spells only makes it easier.  

This week I realised that I don’t always follow that advice. I did a spell recently, it is sitting on my altar while it works and allows my intention to come to fruition: however, my life has not really changed. No wonder these spells only sort of work, the Universe is getting mixed messages from me and has no idea what I really want.  

So that is my intention for this month: change what I do as well.  

Hope you have a lovely June. I hope the sun shines where you are. And I hope you will join us for The Magic and The Mundane workshop announced in this newsletter.  

Have a lovely June

Belinda

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May felt like a bit of a whirlwind, I think I may have missed it and it's June already.


Instinctively I have been gearing myself up for June, it had been feeling like a month of change. A recalibration of my inner world, the kind of inner world change that creates a deeper, richer and more rooted version of myself.

It wasn’t until I listened to a podcast by Lindsay Mack, Tarot for the Wild Soul, that I wasn’t the only one feeling this way and that indeed the astrology is inviting us to reprioritise and recalibrate all aspects of our lives. Lindsay says in her podcast, that this is a crucially important time of revealing, excavating and unearthing so that we can all radically choose ourselves.  Link to Lindsay Macks Monthly Medicine.

This willingness to choose ourselves will have a massive effect on ourselves for years to come. We are not cookie-cutter versions of someone else…. So say yes to yourself and do you, whether people get it or not!

If there is one thing to do this month, tune into your intuition and let it take where it will… your intuition will always guide you home!

It’s definitely time for me to follow my intuition and aim my arrow in the direction of my heart’s desires!

There are no circles this month, as Belinda and I are taking the month off. I will be following my intuition, wherever it will take me and Belinda is working on our new and revamped version of the Magical Life Workshop… hope to see you there!

Sending you all so much love

Fionn

The Owls Witchy Tip

The light at the moment is great in the evenings. I go out around 9 PM just to be in the garden, listen to the birds, watch the light as it starts to fade. Just to be grateful for whatever the day brought and that I can enjoy these few minutes of call and beauty.


If you have a garden or a park nearby, join me at 9 PM to enjoy life.

The Wolfs Wild Tip

Early mornings are so peaceful and this is a time we often access our wisdom and receive important downloads since we are not distracted by the commitments of the day ahead.  A wonderful time to connect with yourself and nature by notice the activity of the birds and other creatures.  

If you fancy rising and shining with me... I'll be out and about at 6 AM, soaking up the early morning vibes.

Recommendations of the Month

Books

Anatomy of the Spirt, Carolynne Myss

Podcasts

Tarot for the Wild Soul
Healing and Awakening with Gaia Sophia

Whats New?

Magical Life Workshop: Magic in the Mundane Some of you may have joined us on this magical journey last year, but this is a new revamped and super witchy version!  We will kick off this workshop, by exploring the history of witchcraft and looking at the recent history, as well as the Scottish Witch Trials.  The aim of the workshop will be to explore spell crafting and how to cast a successful spell.  There will be a magical box included!  If you feel a magical life calling you... more details here.  (There are only 8 spaces left and bookings close on 5 July)  

LAST CHANCE - Litha Spell Box There are only 2 Magical Mystery Witchy Boxes.  The box will contain everything you need to celebrate the Summer Solstice in the most witchiest way and delight your Inner Witch but help you celebrate this Sabbat through spell work and divination using the energy of the South and the West.  Bookings close on 7 June 2021.  More details here.

Goddess Archetype Workshop (Begins, Sunday, 3 October 2021) We are opening registration for our next 6-Part Workshop, beginning 3 October 2021.  In these workshops, 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.

Reiki Treatments (Appointments Available on Saturday, 26 June 2021) 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.  If you are interested in booking a session, see more details here.

Shamanic Power Retrieval (Appointments by request) 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 (Readings by request) 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.

Oracle Card of the Month

Two of Swords – Prisma Vision Deck

The message this month is simple:  Make sure you know the facts and don't overreact. We are in Mercury Retrograde so the warning is to double-check everything before you act.  Enjoy the butterflies, don't fight them.

Wishing you a glorious sun filled month!

Blessed Be

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Hello Dear Ones

May has arrived and here in the Northern Hemisphere, we have just celebrated Beltane, a Celtic festival celebrating the midpoint of Spring!  

Beltane brings in the feeling of vitality. The days are longer and the sunshine warms us and the land. This is the season that ignites our feelings of joy, passion, spontaneity, enthusiasm and fun… and to celebrate all the pleasures of being alive.  

Take a moment to feel into this vibrant energy.  Breath it in and ask yourself what is currently lighting your spirit up?  What is bringing you joy in this very moment? 

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I don’t know about you, but I am still working from home. Still trying to keep Henri, the dog, quiet while I am in an important meeting. Still having days on end where I only leave the house to take Henri for a walk.  

In the last few days, it has been the full moon in Scorpio, Pluto Retrograde has started and we are heading towards the end of our Goddess workshops which means shadow work.  

I know summer is here, but it does feel like shadow work is calling me. I feel a heaviness in my heart and a real need to move on. I am feeling the Crone energy coming through strongly.  

Last month I mentioned to you that I have started felting again as a meditative process, but of course, it is also tapping into my creativity. Beltane is a time of fertility, creativity and just having fun. You will be reading this after the 1st of May has been, but the Beltane energy remains with us for some time after the date has passed. Use this time to have fun, be creative (even if you think you are not a creative person) and start thinking about what you would like to manifest in this season of sunshine.

Belinda

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As I write it is pouring with rain... no warm spring vibes today, but listening to the rain has brought a sense of calm and serenity to what has felt like a non-stop weekend of doing!  

April brought in some fast-paced vibrant energy, which is overflowing into May in chariot loads, and what lies ahead feels like an endless list of to-dos, as the seeds I planted earlier this year start to emerge.  

Learning to surrender to what is and to take time to slow down to enjoy the moment or even indulging in an afternoon nap is key to getting things done.  Powering through is not always beneficial to getting things done and honouring our personal flow can help increase our productivity.  We are human beings... not human doings!  

Now that May has firmly kicked off and we are free to roam the countryside (here in the UK) and get back to... what was it we did before lock-down again? 😉 It's such a good feeling to be able to hit the road and explore.   

I am working on a project with a fellow witchy sister, to bring to life the stories of those who were put to death under the Witchcraft Act in the 16th and 17th century, in a series of images.  Our adventures will take us all over Scotland, as we visit the sights of where the trials took place to uncover and feel into the stories that need to be told.  Our intention and deepest desire is to recode the word witch, honour those who were tragically put to death and bring healing to the collective witch wound.  

May is turning out to be a very exciting month indeed, as this month I also embark on Reiki Teacher Training and I am looking forward to working with a wonderful teacher who will bring so much expansion to my already eclectic training.  I look forward to this expansive journey and expanding my offering to bringing you reiki training in the near future.  

Finally, there is the launch of our exciting new offering below...!   Wishing you the joyous vibes of the season!

Sending you all so much love

Fionn

Exciting News

When we started The Owl and The Wolf, our ideas were endless (and there are new ones popping up all the time).  We are now excited to announce the launch of our new offering!  

Witchy Spell Boxes We have just celebrated Beltane, which means Litha is next. Litha is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The sun is at its highest point and although it is the longest day, from there onwards, the days get shorter; however, the best of summer is still ahead of us. It is a time of bounty, a time to rejoice.

We have created the first of our Mystery Witchy Spell Boxes, that will not only delight your Inner Witch but help you celebrate this Sabbath through spell work and divination.   Fionn and I are really excited about this, as we love putting your boxes together for the workshops we do.  There will be a limited number of mystery boxes as we want to make sure that it is of high quality and something you will love too!

As always details will be available on our website, but subscribers will have early bird access.  

Litha Spell Box The Litha Spell Box will contain everything you need to celebrate Litha, in the most witchiest and magical way!   If your Inner Witch is giving you a hell yeah, I want in on this... click here  

Introductory Exchange:  £15 plus P&P £2  (only available in the UK)   There are only 10 boxes available for Litha and they will go live on our social media account on 21 May, so make sure you get yours before they magically disappear!   

As a subscriber to The Owl and The Wolf, you will be the first to know about the release of events and any other magical offerings.

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The Owls Witchy Tip

A simple creative activity is to take stones or shells or flowers or even just dropped pine cones and then using these to make a spiral. This process connects you to nature, releases those creative juices and hopefully inspires you to try something else.

The Wolfs Wild Tip

It is said that Beltane is much like Samhain and the portal to other realms are at their thinnest and in particular to the realm of the nature spirits  (spirits of flowers and trees, of waterfalls and woods. This includes the realm of the fairies, dryads, elves) Which makes May a great time to connect with the nature spirits.   

Go for a walk in a park or wooded area and imagine all the trees, plants and animals are inhabited with spirits, kind and natural. Connect into their presence. Feel what it might like to be them. Like the old majestic, patient and wise tree. Or the flighty, almost nervous, small bird.

Recommendations of the Month

Books

Healing Threads, by Mary Beith (If you are interested in traditional medicine)

Existential Kink, by Carolyn Elliot PhD

Whats New?

Cacao Ceremony - Reclaim your Magic (Sunday, 23 May 2021) Join Belinda and Fionn for a Cacao Ceremony, on Sunday, 23 May 2021 at 19:00 where we will be connecting to the powerful transformational magic of the unicorns, to reawaken your sense of playfulness and see your world with a renewed sense of awe and wonder. RSVP here.

Reiki Treatments (Appointments Available on Saturday, 22 May 2021) 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.  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 (Begins, Sunday, 3 October 2021)
We are opening registration for our next 6-Part Workshop, beginning 3 October 2021.  In these workshops, 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

Ten of Chalices – Prisma Vision Deck Today is Beltane and I pulled this wonderful card for you. The 10 of Chalices reminds us to enjoy the love in our life. This is a sign that difficult times are coming to an end and everything will be ok.   Use this Beltane energy to spend time with those that you love, enjoy the simple things in life and rejoice at being alive in this time.  

Wishing you a vibrant month filled with laughter and unexpected blessings!

Blessed Be

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April 2021 – Newsletter


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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.

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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


Belinda

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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

Fionn

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

  • Books
    • A Spell in the Wild, by Alice Tarbuck
    • Lunar Living, by Kirsty Gallagher

Whats New?

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!

Blessed Be

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Spring is Natures Way of Saying Lets party!   Robin Williams

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March 2021 – Newsletter


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Hello Dear Ones

And just like that, as if by magic, we have entered March and the season of unfurling vibrant life!  

The shift in energy has been palpable and we can breathe a collective sigh of relief as we leave the heaviness of the last couple of months behind us.  

The February Full Moon in Virgo brought some much needed nourishing energy, which helped to clear the fog and shine its lunar light on what we needed to let go of, so we can set a course for forward momentum.  

March is a time for advancement and movement, a time when we look to the future without looking back.  It's an assertive month, with only one objective: explosive expression, there is no stopping the birth of new life from the deepest womb of mother earth.  

By following Mother Earths example, we too can embrace the assertive and lively energy that this month brings and re-ignite our hearts to move forward with our dreams at full throttle.

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Fionn sends me a reminder that it is time to put the newsletter together, deep sigh. Where am I going to find time to do this? It is 9 pm and I have just finished work. I change the bed linen – I always sleep better on clean sheets and go for a shower. This last week has been a nightmare between family problems and work, I have just wanted to run away to a sunny beach.

Then while I am in the shower the mind starts working, as it always does. I am reminded of a meditation I like doing with Lakshmi. The last time I did this I asked about lack of time and the answer was clear. There is enough time in the bank, it is what we decide to use it on that is the problem.

So for me, it is easy to make a decision to get up a little earlier, but to spend some time in the morning drinking my coffee and just waking up. I know that some may consider that a waste of time, but I like doing that, it was a conscious decision to do that. What is not conscious is when I pick up my phone and half an hour later I realise that my coffee is done and I have wasted the time looking at the news that annoys me anyway.

On Monday when I worked until 9 it was a decision I made. It is easy for me to decide to spend more time on work, but somehow I can’t do that for the other things that are important for me. Tonight I have something that I need to be online for at work, but the compromise is to spend time on workshop preparation and writing this instead of just working.

My message to you this month is to make decisions about how you spend your time. If that is to work in the evening then that is ok, but also know when to say, actually, I need some space for myself now. And then more important than anything else, accept your decision and be happy with it.


Belinda

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February was a tough month, mentally and emotionally. A lifelong theme was brought fully into my awareness just before the February Full Moon, as recent events played out. When I began to consider my own part to play in this situation, I had a serious AHA moment, old memories flooded in of times, where I have been the ‘happy helper’ (aka too accommodating) forgoing my own needs for sake of others and the resulting negative reactions when I began to unplug them from my energy source.

Whilst I have thought I was being compassionate and understanding, empathetic even, it was very clearly illuminated by the full moon, that I often put the needs of others ahead of my own. Which is one sure-fire way to make one feel drained both emotionally and physically.

Being the happy helper can mean that instead of checking in with ourselves to make sure we have the space to hear someone else’s problems, we accommodate them and let them unload. We also tend to be too understanding and allow people to overstep our personal boundaries, in various ways.

Self-care includes boundaries. And in my case, my inner voice was yelling at me that I needed to create space and re-establish boundaries and to rethink what I perceived to be morally the right thing to do…. during a pandemic; and to make matters even more complicated, there is the added layer of worrying about what others will think.

Being too accommodating is a left-over survival behaviour from childhood, that follows us into adult life. This programming means we are often too helpful, and we instinctively jump into being of service to help people feel at ease, sometimes before we are even asked to. We trick ourselves into thinking we are being nice, but in fact, what we need to recalibrate is our own sense of value and worth.  

The cleansing winds of February and my newly acquired wisdom has left me feeling refreshed and ready to march on with renewed vim and vigour.

This month’s thought to ponder… where are we not harnessing the power of our no and creating healthy boundaries that ensure we come first?

Fionn

The Owls Witchy Tip

With spring on the way do some physical and spiritual spring cleaning. Clean your sacred space, move it about to release stuck energy and then dress your altar with all things pastel and pretty.


Connect with spring by planting some flower seeds or perhaps something to eat. I have just planted sweet peas (indoors) for planting in the garden later in the year and soon I will plant my first salad leaves. These will be in pots and the cut and grow again variety.  

The Wolfs Wild Tip

Go outside and soak up as much sunlight as you can! This is much needed after the long winter nights and the currently enforced lockdown restrictions.  

Take time to look around you and notice the plants bursting into life. Stop and really take a look at a plant in bud. How amazing are they?  

It’s a time of celebration. Do something fun.

Recommendations of the Month

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  • Books
    • Winter Hours, by Mary Oliver (It's spring, but the book is so beautifully written)
    • The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (If you need some innocent wisdom in your life.  Supposed to be a children’s book, but one that Belinda rereads all the time)
    • Odin, by Morgan Daimler
    • Goddess Wisdom, by Tanishka

Whats New?

March and April

We are leading our Goddess Workshop during March and April and there are currently no planned Circles during this time; however, as the months unfold we will send out details of any circles we plan to host, in a separate email.    We look forward to sharing our Goddess Workshop Journey with you.  

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 currently facilitating Power Retrievals remotely as distance sessions.  More details here.

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 into the cards for more intuitive guidance.  More details here.

Tarot Card of the Month

The Sun – Prisma Vision Deck
The perfect card for March. It may not always feel like it, but the sun always returns. This card invites you to allow the warmth of the sun to embrace you. If you are finding that these times are still dark for you let the sun creep into those dark cracks and just warm you up a little. Remember if you are enjoying the sun share it with others that may struggle to find it.

May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.

Blessed Be

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March on.

Do not tarry.

To go forward is to move toward perfection.

March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.

Kahlil Gibran

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February 2021 – Newsletter


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Hello Dear Ones

Welcome to our February Newsletter. We have managed to make it through January… more or less intact, maybe with a few more bumps and bruises that we would have liked!

It’s now more than halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. I can hear a few hoorays! I know I am certainly excited to see the light starting to return.

February is a transitional time, a tipping point, a time for letting go of the old, to make space for the new. You can already sense the change in the air, the evenings are getting lighter and we are starting to feel ourselves waking from our winter hibernation.

In ancient Roman times, February was known as the “Month of Purification”. February is still considered to be the month for cleansing and purging ourselves from any residual negativity. This makes February an excellent month to balance our Chakras (link in the recommendations) or consider a ritual or spell for health. It’s also a good time to eat right, get plenty of rest, stay active mentally and physically.

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It's February, can you believe it? I always think that when February is gone then the rest of the year just flies by. So, what's my intention for February? To live every minute of it, to feel every minute of it, to be awake. I love waiting to see the first snowdrop, that is always the highlight of February for me.

And January? Well, it was a dismal, COVID, America, the ice. But it was also magical. Just watching the snowfall and then seeing the dog trying to navigate it once it had turned to ice. Watching the birds coming for food. And noticing the first buds on the honeysuckle. I received a delivery of seeds, they are waiting to be planted, it is exciting to think about summer and what the garden could look like.

And then the inauguration and Amanda Gorman!  If you did not see it, the link to a video of it is included below. The hill we climb was just wonderful: " For there is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it."

I don't know about you, but between Amanda Gorman and Kamala Harris, I was very proud to be a woman that day.

My message for you this month is to enjoy the returning of the light and to be the light.

YouTube:  Poet Amanda Gorman reads 'The Hill We Climb'


Belinda

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Living in the UK for the last 11 years, I have come to associate February with a liminal space… it’s still winter, but not quite spring. A space where nature begins to wiggle her toes and fingers before she takes a soul-satisfying stretch and slowly starts to unfurl from the depths of her slumber.

January has been… well simply rubbish. Lockdown here in the UK has certainly been a challenge, amplified by the long winter nights, it has often felt like the walls have been closing in. But this has leant itself to tipping the situation on its head and looking for creative ways to negotiate these unusual times.

January brought with it some interesting synchronicities. While feeling into the energy for February, the word sovereignty came through and more recently it has appeared in books, Oracle Cards and at a recent Cacao Ceremony, I attended.

It felt like this word was trying to get my attention. *woohooo* I am over here. Don’t you love it when the universe winks at you…

Stepping into our sovereignty means that we are free of the illusions of being something that we are not.  It means we are complete; we are the creators of our own destiny and we give voice to our creative expression. We lay claim to our space, body, soul, mind and heart. We accept full ownership of ourself, including our shadow and are personally responsible.

Next up was a very persistent swan (you know how much I love an animal guide 😉) and very timely too, as Swans are the symbol of the Goddess Brigid, whom we honour at Imbolc. She was showing herself in oracle cards, appearing in journey’s and in various other places.

Her message is to love yourself first and know yourself. She symbolises the awakening power of self, spiritual evolution, and transformation.

The message feels very strong this month, the time is now. Time to clear out and step up. To make space, to remember who we are and reclaim our sovereignty.

Which syncs in nicely with the Oracle Card for the February, which inviting us to dive deeper into getting to know ourselves. 

Fionn

The Owls Witchy Tip

To plant your intentions for this year ritual:

Buy a small packet of your favourite flower seeds, find a pot that can sit on a windowsill for now. On the waxing moon fill your pot nearly to the top with soil. Now create some sacred space, breathe deeply and spend a few minutes thinking about what you want the summer and the rest of the year to hold for you. Pick a few of these plans and plant a seed for each of them. As you plant the seed name it after your intention. All the time just breathing and visualising your intentions coming true. Once you are done cover the seeds with some more soil and water it. Now water your seeds on a regular basis, tending to your intentions and watch them grow. They will be a reminder for you throughout the summer.

The Wolfs Wild Tip

Imbolc is the gateway to spring. It’s an in-between place. In Shamanism we are very interested in the in-between places. We see these as the cracks between the worlds as a powerful portal for healing.

February can be an immensely powerful time to do Journeywork, and below are some ideas on what kind of journeys you can take:

  • Journey to the lower or upper world to meet your power animal to ask for guidance for the coming year.
  • Journey to specifically tune into the energy of this time of year, for healing to clear out the old and prepare for the new.
  • Journey to the middle world, envisioning the future and putting energy into it, by seeing yourself moving through the coming year putting your plans in action.

If you have never done journey work before, here is a link to a Shamanic Journey by Sandra Ingerman who for me, is my go-to teacher on all things Shamanic. This link is suggested Shamanic Drum Music to use on your journey.

Recommendations of the Month

Whats New?

Reclaim your Sovereignty - Cacao Ceremony
Join Belinda and Fionn for a Cacao Ceremony, on Sunday, 21 February 2021 at 19:00 where we will be connecting with the Goddess of Love to help us return home to ourselves, through the act of self-love and reclaim our sovereignty.  RSVP here.
 
Goddess Archetype Workshop 
In this 6 Part Workshop, beginning on 7 March 2021 (online), we will be exploring aspects of the Triple Goddess, deep-diving into each of the archetypes: The Maiden, The Mother, The Enchantress / 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.  We will be hosting this workshop online via zoom. 
 
There is only 1 more space available.  If you feel a YES to join us..... More details here.
 
Shamanic Power Retrieval
Fionn is facilitating Power Retrievals at Santosa in Edinburgh (in-person sessions will recommence after lockdown).  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.  If you are not in Edinburgh / Scotland a Power Retrieval can be facilitated remotely.  More detailshere.

Oracle Card of the Month

Sea Turtle, Stability – Divine Animals Oracle

In the current vibes, it’s hard to feel stable, emotions are all over the place and we are feeling stuck. In February we are still in transition between Winter and Spring, it’s the in-between place… we hunger for more, but right now we have to be patient.

The Sea Turtle magic flows to us with stability and resilience. She is asking us to ride her wave of magic with ease and surety. Don’t allow yourself to feel pressured, follow the currents and hitch a ride.

She is inviting us to operate from a stable base, so instead of skimming the surface, dive deeply into study or learning your craft. Delve a bit deeper into getting to know yourself.

Let us nurture the spirit of renewal and embrace the light of the lengthening days.  

Blessed Be

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The birds
brought seeds
and flowers
and bits of brightly coloured string
and placed them in her hair while she slept
so that she would remember
the wild joy of
spring
when she
finally
awoke

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December 2020 – Newsletter


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Hello Dear Ones

It’s almost winter! *queue squeals of delight*  I'm thinking about mulled wine, cosey nights in and hopefully a snowball fight or two!  

Here in the North, winter brings with it a time of pristine beauty and opportunities for playfulness. It also brings darkness and changes to the rhythm of our lives and we begin to spend more time indoors savouring the warmth of our homes. It’s a time to enjoy the opportunity to slow down and have some quiet time.  

The energy of winter is that of going within… and it’s from this place of inner stillness that our soul’s yearnings and new inspirations can emerge.  

In winter everything lies dormant in the silent earth, it is a sacred time of rest and reflection before the awakening and the slow build to brighter and longer days.  

Remember, while you are slowing down and staying cosey, to make time for playfulness… playfulness brings relief from our constant daily grind as well as bringing inspiration.  

For today, let yourself rest in the peace of darkness…  

Since Winter is a time of rest and rejuvination, both Belinda and I will be taking time over December and January to enjoy the season and ready ourselves for all that 2021 has to bring.  So this will be our final Newsletter till February next year.

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Can you believe that it is December already. The nights are long now, but the last few days have mostly been wonderful and sunny.  

I had 2 weeks holiday in November, just stayed at home and pottered around. I spent a little time working with the goddess ISIS. Read as much as I could find about her, trying to find that connection with her and why she appears for me.  

I discovered that “Isis provided medicines of healing and magical incantations, invented the loom, encouraged music and dance and dispensed the justice of the heart”.  

That made my connection with her much clearer. I like to make stuff, whether that is through sewing, crochet, felting or making creams and balms. She appears to me when I take part in any movement practice. My first experience with Isis was as a big, black fairy. And that is the way she still appears to me.  

During my holiday I decided to create her through needle felting. It was an interesting process where I spent time thinking about the lessons she can teach me while I tried to bring her to life in the natural fibres I was using. What was also interesting was that the image that came to life was not one of a slick Egyptian Goddess, but one of an older goddess that still has those same powers.  

My journey with this Goddess continues. And perhaps I will be ready in a newsletter in the new year to share the lessons she has taught me.  

This month my attention turns to star gazing. The Great Conjunction is due on the 21st of December and I am going to spend some time this month watching Jupiter and Saturn as they move closer together until they join in the conjunction. I am not an expert in astrology, so not going to share the meaning of this with you, but I suggest that you research this a little. It is interesting and the result is a great opportunity for change this month.


Belinda

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December! The time of year when I enjoy soaking up the festive vibes. Chilly nights out and indulging in my favourite winter tipple, mulled wine. It’s also my favourite time of year to slow down, enjoy cosier nights in watching movies and making nourishing winter meals.  

In November, I took some time out to work more deeply with Sekhmet, the Egyptian Lioness goddess. Sekhmet is a Wild Woman, a Warrior Goddess, a fierce protector of truth, balance, and cosmic order. It is believed that she has been rising since the mid 1980’s and from some recent conversations, she is making her presence more widely known. With her rising, brings a new era, establishing the beginning of equality between the masculine and feminine powers in the world.  

I spent time on a 2 days silent retreat, preparing myself for an alchemical journey with Sekhmet. This begun with paying my respects to the Sphinx, who is the guardian of the mysteries. Then onto transforming fear with Sekhmet, all the while spending time in quiet contemplation tying knots into a ball of string, identifying habits or behaviours that no longer serve and working backwards in time to find patterns developing. The magical power of knotwork transforms layers of fear and old patterning; however, it is a lengthy process and one I have not yet completed. Once I have completed this, I look forward to sharing my journey of taking my knotted offering to Sekhmet.  

Working with the goddess is powerful and alchemical work. She serves as window into self. Our multifaceted experiences of life, as a woman, are influenced by goddess consciousness and we can use this energy to ignite our spiritual growth for healing, positive change, and empowerment.  

This month I am looking forward to resting deeply, finding time for play, and giving space for new and exciting ideas to emerge.  

Fionn

The Owls Witchy Tip

Barn Owl

Use simple candle magic this festive season to ground yourself every day. Find a quiet space to sit, light your candle and just spend 10 minutes looking at the flame while to remind yourself that self care is important.

The Wolfs Wild Tip

Wolf Howling

Let Winter Bring Out the Playful Child in You!   Set an intention to do some playful things to celebrate the joys of winter this year. Being playful gives us an opportunity to express ourselves and enjoy the pleasure and lightness of being. Try one of these this winter…  

  • Catch a snowflake with your tongue
  • Make a snowman
  • Make snow angels
  • Take a walk and look for animal tracks
  • Sit in a sunny place outside and feel the sun on your face
  • Drink a cup of hot chocolate outside
  • Take photos of trees with bare branches
  • Go sledding down a hill

 Oh and if you do any of these… we want to see how much fun you are having! So tag us on Instagram or Facebook!

Recommendations of the Month

  • Instagram
  • Books
    • Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen
    • The Familiars by Stacey Halls  
  • Apps
    • SkyViewLite - brings stargazing to everyone!

Whats New?

Yule Spell Work Circle - Candle Magic

Join us on Sunday, 20 December 2020 at 19:00 for a Yule spell circle where we will do some candle magic and make a Yule good luck charm for someone special. You are now too late for one of Belinda's Mystery Packages, but we still have a few smaller packages available that will contain everything you need for the spell and charm. Bookings will need to be confirmed by 11 December 2020.  Register here.

Dance with Your Shadow - Cacao Ceremony

Join Belinda and Fionn for a Cacao Ceremony, on Sunday, 17 January 2021 at 19:00 where we will be connecting with the Dark Goddess to help us bring our shadow into the light and bring healing to that which we hide away from.  RSVP here.    

Goddess Workshop 

In this 6-week Workshop, beginning on 7 March 2021 (online), we will be exploring aspects of the Triple Goddess, deep diving into each of the archetypes: The Maiden, The Mother, The Enchantress / Wildwoman and The Crone. We will also exploring the shadow aspect of each of these archetypes.  This workshop will enable you to develop the goddess within you.  We will be hosting this workshop online via zoom.  Spaces are limited.  RSVP here.

Shamanic Power Retrieval

Fionn has re-started her healing practice and facillitating Power Retrievals at Santosa in Edinburgh.  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.  If you are not in Edinburgh / Scotland a Power Retrieval can be facilitated remotely.  More details here.

Oracle Card of the Month

Hierophant - Prisma Vision Deck

Hierophant is the card for 2021. It guides us to take what we have learnt in 2020 and practice it. This is the intersection between your truth and what you are told is the right thing. This coming year spiritual experiences are important, find a trusted source and learn from them. Meet with like-minded people and practice what you believe in. But always remember to question what it is you are told and whether it fits in with your truth. For me the most important thing to learn from the Hierophant is that 2020 was a hard year, let's take what we have learnt, build on it and make use of the change that has been offered to us.
Let's come together in whatever our community is and build together.

Yule Blessings

May the solstice and the turning of the wheel bring you love, peace and good fortune in the coming year.  

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Winter is

Awakening

The Solstice Sun

Is Rising

The Heart of

Nature Dreaming

Poems of Earth

Now Sleeping

The Seasons are

Weaving

The Journeys

Of Creation

The Seeds

Are Quickening

In Mother's

Sacred Wing

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November 2020 – Newsletter


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Hello Dear Ones

November has arrived and it’s the time of year when there seems to be the right amount of chill in the air, accompanied by the magic of falling autumn leaves.

November has a peaceful vibe, slowing us down and giving us the opportunity to reflect on how life has brought us to this point.

It’s the month of transition from autumn into winter and acts as a catalyst of setting in motion new beginnings and heralding in a new chapter. The powerful energy of the month empowers us to tap into our personal soul mission, allowing for a deeper connection to our spirituality.

Using the powerful vibration of the month can help us to reflect on our life. Remembering we have everything we need to move forward and grow at our disposal, all we have to do is look deep inside ourself. In times of transition, it is important to be present, awake and alert.

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Samhain has been and now our thoughts turn to the darker months. This is normally a difficult time for people and I am sure this year will even be worse.


I have started walking in the dark, in the morning just as the sun rises and, in the evening, to watch the moon and the stars. Those little reminders of how beautiful this world of ours is.


I have been reading The Enchanted Life by Sharon Blackie. If you have not discovered her books yet, do yourself a favour and have a read, they are wonderful. In this one she is asked what gives her hope and she answer by telling a story. 

When Things Fall Apart
Long white beaches, rocky coven, stormy seas.
Where the Old Woman of the World lives.
In a cave with Trickster Crow.
She weaves.
She weaves the World.
The most beautiful weaving in the world.
Rainbow of colours, some thick and some thin,
Some soft and some shiny.
Finished off with sharp and thorny spines which can sting you if you are not careful.
After all, she is weaving the world and that is the way the world is.
The Old Woman of the World also tends a cauldron
Hanging over a big fire.
A cauldron that contains the essence of all that grows and lives in the world.
She weaves and she tends the cauldron.
But sometimes she is engrossed in the weaving and forgets to tend the cauldron.
The cauldron splutters and splatters and she rushes to stir the pot.
Trickster Crow has been watching.
Been watching all the beautiful shiny threads going back and forth.
The Old Woman and the Crow is bound together.
Like the cauldron and the tapestry.
She tends the cauldron and he unravels the tapestry thread by thread.
Picking and pecking all the while she tends the cauldron.
The Old Woman of the World returns from the cauldron.
She stands watching the mess in front of her.
A beautiful rich green thread catches her eye.
She picks up the threads and starts weaving them back into the tapestry.
The most beautiful weaving in the world.
She does not understand why, but a new pattern emerges.
A new tapestry forms.
Trickster Crow cackles and caws and flies back to his perch.
The Old Woman of the World does not question.
She continues to weave, because that is what she does,
She is a weaver.
The next time she tends the cauldron Trickster Crow is back.
Because you see Trickster Crow knows that if the weaving is ever finished, the world will come to an end.
So the Old Woman weaves and Trickster Crow disrupts.
New patterns form and the end of the world is held at bay for a little while longer.

For me this is not just a story of hope in these difficult times, but also a story of the Light and the Dark. The fact that both the Old Woman and Trickster Crow are necessary, the one will not survive without the other. Every time Trickster Crow disrupts, the Old Woman will be back, to weave another beautiful pattern. 


Belinda

The Owls Witchy Tip

Barn Owl

I don't know about you but I spend a lot more time in bed this time of year. I go to bed early with a hot water bottle, a book, sometimes a cup of herbal tea and always with my sleep pillow.

My sleep pillow is a little 'envelope' I made out of an old hanky and it has a blue kyanite and clear quartz crystal in it. I then add new herbs as necessary, mostly because they have ended up all over the bed as I often sleep with it in my hand.

To make your own, you need a piece of fabric to fold in half and make into a small bag. Sew up 2 of the sides (the third will be on a fold, so no need to sew), Now fill it with crystals and herbs that will serve your purpose. Tie a little ribbon around the neck and you are ready to go.

I mainly use lavender for calmness, mugwort for enhanced dreaming and protection, kyanite to help with communication and clear quartz as a general purpose crystal.

Give it a try and have some fun.

The Wolfs Wild Tip

Wolf Howling

This has been a difficult year individually and collectively with so much constant change and uncertainty, that sometimes being grateful is hard in the current circumstances.

Having a daily gratitude practice is a wonderful way to improve our quality of life; it makes us happier. Gratitude offers us a pause, to reflect on what we have in our life right now.

Gratitude offerings is also wonderful way to honour the universal flow of life and abundance in the world, while cultivating gratitude in our lives.

A gratitude offering is any form of energy directed to someone without an agenda.

This a practice you can do monthly and offer anything you like to whomever you like, whenever you like. Give something to whoever pops into your mind first.

Ideas for a gratitude offering:
Bless a tree
Give a flower to a stranger
Burn a candle for the spirits
Send well wishes to your ancestors
Give someone healing
Babysit a friend’s kid
Help someone with a project

Be creative. Be generous. By giving you are participating in the universal flow that sustains all.

#Shaman Durek

Tag us in your Instagram stories of any gratitude offerings you make, so we can all feel inspired and get creative!

Recommendations of the Month

  • Books
  • The Enchanted Life, by Sharon Blackie
  • Isis and Osiris, by Jonathan Cott
  • The Holy Wild, by Danielle Dulsky

Whats New?

Samhain Spell Work Circle - Spell to Free Yourself

On the waning moon, after Samhuin join us in a collective spell to free ourselves and the world of the stress and anxiety that this year has brought. There is still time to join us on 8 November 2020, register here

Cacao Ceremony - Be Wise Be Free

Join us for a Cacao Ceremony, on Sunday, 29 November 2020 at 19:00 where we will be connecting with our inner Wise Woman, the Crone, to seek her wisdom as we move into winter. More details here.

Yule Spell Work Circle - Candle Magic

Join us on Sunday, 20 December 2020 at 19:00 for a Yule spell circle where we will do some candle magic and make a Yule good luck charm for someone special. If you would like one of Belinda's Mystery Packages, bookings will need to be confirmed by 20 November 2020.  Register here.

Shamanic Power Retrieval

Fionn has re-started her healing practice and facillitating Power Retrievals at Santosa in Edinburgh.  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.  If you are not in Edinburgh / Scotland a Power Retrieval can be facilitated remotely.  More details here.

Oracle Card of the Month

Patience - Sacred Destiny Oracle
The card for this month is patience, which seems pretty apt considering the current circumstances this month. It’s hard to see what lies ahead at the moment and things may not be as they seem. We are being invited to be patient and still for now. To allow things to unfold. Remember what things look like in the fog, will look another way in the light.

Blessings and Love

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November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries,
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket,
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn,
And the kettle sings,
And earth sinks to rest
Unitl next spring.

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