Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Leo Full Moon

Tonight's Full Moon in Leo (Full at 21:53pm GMT) is a chance to step back and re-create. Who do you want to be? What do you want to be?

This is the perfect moon to support those who feel like they don't fit in. Those of us who feel like we stick out like a sore thumb.. or should I say, stand out like a tall poppy! Take this moment to feel proud of all that you are. Rejoice in the fact you are different and unusual. Sing your own song and dance to your own tune.

Find the lioness within and roar. Be happy you are you. Unique and perfect and everything you were supposed to be. Spend time this evening creating something... draw, cook, craft.. Indulge and do something to support and encourage your own self expression.

A song for today's Leo Moon... Don't let life pass you by! Sing it LOUD!

Brandon Boyd is an Aquarius Sun and Leo Moon! I knew I was drawn to this song today for a reason!

Bat your eyes girl, be otherworldly. Count your blessings. Seduce a stranger.
What's so wrong with being happy?
Kudos to those who see through sickness. (yeah)
Over and over and over and over and ooh...

She woke in the morning.
She knew that her life had passed her by
And she called out a warning:
"Don't ever let life pass you by!"

I suggest we learn to love ourselves before it's made illegal.
When will we learn? (When will we learn?) When will we change? (When will we change?)
Just in time to see it all come down.
Those left standing will make millions
writing books on the way it should have been.

When she woke in the morning,
she knew that her life had passed her by
And she called out a warning (warning):
"Don't ever let life pass you by!"

Floating in this cosmic jacuzzi, we are like frogs oblivious
soon the water's starting to boil.
No one flinches. We all float face down.

She woke in the morning.
She knew that her life had passed her by
And she called out a warning,
"Don't ever let life pass you by...
pass you by..."

Womb Blessing Attunement with Miranda Grey

Today, with the Full Moon in strong, bold Leo, I tuned into Miranda Grey's first Womb Blessing Attunement.  With over 6000 women joining in with the blessings over the course of the day, it feel like a very powerful event to be a part of.

I decided I would combine this with a cleansing bath.  I added Jasmine essential oil and pure coconut oil to my bath water and climbed in about 20 minutes before the blessing would start.  In the background I played one of my favourite meditation cd's - Jonathan Goldman's Ultimate OM.
In the candle light, I began the Womb Tree visualisation, and kept focus on drawing down the cosmic energies through my crown chakra and branches and drawing up the earth energies through the root chakra and tree roots.  Seeing my womb expanding and growing, almost forming a huge womb-like bubble around myself.
Before or just as the blessing started, I could feel a tightening in my womb.  A definate sensation.

I am on day 28 of my cycle and due to bleed today or tomorrow, so the timing was just perfect.
After about 10 minutes into the attunement, I felt the energy change, The sensation in my womb was much more relaxed, so decided to leave the bath and sit in front of my altar.

On my altar was a lit candle and a glass of water containing a quartz crystal, and a red scarf to represent menstruation.   I sat, feet together, with visions of my womb being filled with positive energy, and the glass of water on the alter being charged with the blessings and energy from Miranda.

I re-focused on the Womb Tree and the connection between my body, the earth and the cosmos.
I put my hands over the glass and saw my own wishes and positive energies pouring into the water.   I then went through a colour chakra technique of pouring fresh colour into each chakra.  Towards the the end of the blessing, I held my hands up above my head and opened my arms out wide, imagining a rainbow of light forming from my hands and encompassing my whole body.
With deep breathing, I slowly drew the energy back in, the bubble getting smaller and smaller and returning into the safety of my womb.

I then went and just laid with the energies until I felt I was back into reality.  The music stopped and the sounds of everyday life slowly became recognisable again.  I went back to my altar and drank the charged water, ate a piece of fruit, and got myself dressed for the rest of the day.

I felt the blessing was very powerful, and I am already feeling the twinges of my imminent bleed.  The rest of the day will hopefully be spent drawing, maybe going for a walk in the winter sunshine and feeling content and happy that I participated.

If you would like more information, please visit http://wombblessing.wordpress.com/.

The next womb blessing event will be on 6th May 2012.  For more information, please go HERE.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Merry Imbolc

In the depths of Winter, we find the first signs of Spring trying to burst through.
In my part of the world, that's snowdrops. There are little bunches springing up all over the place, reminding us to hold on.. Spring is on the way. The day's are slowly lengthening and soon, the Earth will be warming up.

This is a time of beginnings. It represents the seeds, in the belly of the Earth, waiting patiently to grow. What seeds do you want to plant? What would you like to start now? What would you like to harvest this Summer?

This time represents the phase of menstruation... Day's 1-7 of your cycle. We are well into our bleed and cleansing (day 3-4) and are beginning to dream of the future, of what we wish to nurture during this cycle. Soon the Winter will be over, Spring and pre-ovulation will be upon us. Which areas of your life would you like to grow? Now is the time to be thinking about it.

Light a candle. Light lots of candles! The candle at Imbolc represents a light in the darkness, hope, focus and encouragement. It reminds us that we are nearly through the cold and bleakness of Winter. Use the candle as a focus as you meditate on what you would like to achieve in 2012. Dream and ignite the spark within. By the end of February we should be entering into Spring and pre-ovulation phase.

What idea's do you want to nurture now? In a few weeks we should feel a stirring deep within to action these plans, but for now, dream and plan, be prepared! The seeds are there, ready to begin their transformation, ready to grow and brave the new world above the soil. What would you like to see sprouting and growing in your life?

© Cat Stone 2012

My article in Indie Shaman

What a lovely Imbolc present!!

Yesterday I received my copy of Indie Shaman magazine.  This particular edition include my artwork on the cover and an article I have written on The Energy of the Menstrual Cycle and Female Shamanism.

I am thrilled to have my work in print, and the magazine looks absolutely beautiful!


I have been working with the Indie Shaman shamanic skills course for a few months now, and I can honestly say it is truly amazing.  I am enjoying every second and would recommend it to anyone wishing to develop their shamanic skills.

To find out more about the course, or to order a copy of the magazine, please go to www.indieshaman.co.uk