The Tension Between the Lion and the Lamb

I was going to repost the Ostara/March writings from last year but as I read through them, I realized that I was in a new place, new territory. Perhaps it is the recent death of my best friend and lover that has really brought forward this contrasting of light and darkness, pain and joy, being in love and experiencing great loss. Even in this very March, we have been having more Lion than Lamb in our weather and yet in the last two days I have seen this extraordinary quality to the Lamb light that my heart knows so deeply and my mind has yet to find words for.

My heart is looking so deeply at the Lion parts of this year. The storms that came through yesterday whipped the trees, disabled my remodeling project utterly, and provided the most magnificent show from Mother Nature! Also out of the deal, I got a treat spending the afternoon with my Dad. The hyacinth and daffodil bulbs that we put in between rain showers last Mabon are already popping out, and they are gorgeous! Our Cherry and dogwood trees have the cutest little buds that are erupting with pink! Normally I would be jonesing to get out into the garden, shooing the kitties and the puppies away from the raised beds, but this year is different.

The storms inside and outside have interrupted my normal love affair with this season. Spring normally woos me outside to work off the dark of winter. But this season is filled with a tension that causes my perspective to shift, the days to lengthen, and my ability to sleep peacefully has disappeared.

I have yet to enter the garden for any length of time.

But as I drink my coffee and watch the weather it is striking me that I am interacting with this tension, not just now, but all the time. The loss of Shon has awakened in me an awareness that each moment, and by that I mean every moment, is filled with this tension between storm and joy. This Vernal Equinox is showing me the bitter paradox: the tension between outward and inward flow, the lengths of the tides and I am deeply struck. How could I have missed this last year?

How could I have not have felt this lion’s roar last spring? Was my perspective too narrow? Or is it just that I am getting older and therefore farther away from the naivety of my childhood? There is a gift here, an enriched perspective. For the time being, I just don’t think that I have found it.

So I watch the storm. And I watch the bulbs. There is tangible grace here

Perhaps I should get into the garden tomorrow. Just in case the puppies get into into the beds.

Life’s going to get interesting folks… Pluto Retrograde in April 2013

Pluto goes retrograeYesterday, Pluto went retrograde. But before we groan too much about that, I would like to make an observation about Pluto and those people who have an interest in the occult, the healing arts or in mysticism. For many in this cross-section of humanity, what is of interest here is the cycle of death/rebirth. Somewhere in our past we came to see that this cycle is part of everything and really is where all the fun happens 🙂 (If you know what I mean *wink*)


Change, renewal, and the beautiful opportunities that come out of a good blast of understanding are the witch/mystic/healer’s bread and butter. And we also know it is Pluto who rules this process. Pluto’s role in the zodiac is that of a slowly (and I mean very slowly) moving liberator. It moves into an area and initiates a comprehensive process of regeneration for everything, large or small, in the area. On the first pass through, this process is felt as death or great tumultuous loss. When Pluto goes retrograde it backs up over the same area.  This time,  Pluto’s influence feels like a potent revitalization as the poorly functioning elements of the system have already kicked the bucket which means new life is being breathed into the freshly open spaces. This is akin to using an aerator on your lawn. From one perspective, you are pulling out plugs of living tissue, but from another perspective, you are providing space for things to grow.


When Pluto goes direct again, and crosses the area for the last time, its healing powers invigorate the new installed system and the new mechanisms now spring forward in beautiful rebalanced harmony, or said another way: a new life free from the old, sick, or broken elements of the pre-existing system.


So fellow mystics, with Pluto going retrograde, I can hear the healers from around the world breathing a sigh of relief. They are saying, “wonderful, the death part is over… let the rebirth begin.”


So scry into Pluto’s work in your life. Look for what is being reborn.  know that you made it through the tunnel and the light at the end… it is a phoenix not a train 🙂

Spring Cleaning Astrological Forecast


With all the flurry of movement there is an abundance going on in the astral weather this season. Like a good gardener, getting in there and starting to work the soil to make our upcoming shifts smooth, peaceful and productive is a top priority.  Our annual Spring offering of 25% off for astrological forecasting is on to aid you in your journey to peace of mind.

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