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Sirius Magic with Beryl and Juniper

Sirius with Moon and Sun December 2020 into 2021

As we approach midnight on New Year’s eve Sirius is as directly overhead as it can get infusing the Earth with the powerful Light Codes from the brightest star in our night sky.

Sirius, is one of the Behenian Stars, meaning whenever a planet is within 6 degrees the ancient alchemist worked ceremonies to make talismans, elixers, and set intentions as described by this quote from Cornelius Agrippa:

Magicians affirm that Images,
Seals & Rings Being Opportunely Framed
under a Certain Constellation…
some Wonderful Thing may be Received.
~Cornelius Agrippa Three Books of Occult Philosophy

With this in mind setting intentions for the New Year has star magic connected to it.

The ancient alchemists linked Sirius to the stone Beryl and plant Juniper using these items to enhance their intentions.

Beryl is the principal source of beryllium and is defined by Webster’s as a mineral that has silicate of beryllium and aluminum of great hardness that occurs in colorless hexagonal prisms when pure. Beryl has many colors such as green, blue, yellow, or pink when there are impurities in the stone.

Beryl ranges in size from very small to as much as large as 18 meters (59 feet) and is the strongest of the precious stones. Beryl comes from the Latin root brillare meaning “to shine” and it has been said to be the Mother of All Healing Stones. Sirius also means brilliant, shining one.

Stones that are in the Beryl family are Aquamarine (blue-green), Bixbite (red), Emerald (green),Morganite (pink), Heliodor (golden yellow), Goshenite(white). Beryl is said to enhance intelligence, love, and physical energy.

In ancient times Beryl was used to ward off evil spirits and to keep travelers safe. It also enhances creativity so is a great talisman for artists or anyone doing any kind of creative work. For example, Leonardo da Vinci wore a Beryl ring. Health wise Beryl is used for healing the heart, stomach and intestines, spine, liver, lungs and eye sight. It can also help balance the chakra related to its color.

Juniper was a symbol of the Canaanite fertility goddess Ashera or the Syrian Goddess Astarte valued for thousands of years as a healing herb and culinary spice. Juniper is also used as an important ingredient in making Gin.

The medicinal properties of Juniper aid digestion, and other stomach issues including intestinal gas (flatulence), heartburn, bloating, loss of appetite, as well as gastrointestinal (GI) infections and intestinal worms.

As an herbal medicine Juniper was used to help stimulate contractions during labor helping women to give birth more easily. Conversely, it was also used to help abort an unwanted pregnancy.

Juniper was used in ceremonial protective magic of all kinds, purifying, cleansing and strengthening the aura or energy field. It was used for spells that had to do with increasing positive energy, reawakening love and sexuality, getting just results and preventing theft. It was also used to enhance love and health, attract money, guard against black magic, and protect against accidents and diseases.

Juniper and Beryl work well together as both were known for their ability to cleanse and transform negative emotions into positive ones. They were also both known for protecting against accidents and purifying negative energy from the environment and other people. Both Juniper and Beryl can help to increases psychic powers and visions and strengthen the energy field.

When planets are with Sirius it is a great time to connect with the magical powers of Beryl and Juniper, either together or separately, using them to help strengthen your own creative possibilities by first clearing your energy and then strengthening the positive energy around what you are envisioning and intending. (see audio on Sirius and Sirius with the Planets)

Continuing to release and let go of all the wounding I have experienced
I am embracing creative possibilities that add to my sense of wholeness.

Mesa Verde and Return of the Bird Tribes May 2000


My first trip to Mesa Verde, Colorado was VERY memorable even though I was only 8 or 9 years old. I still remember the feeling of being in an alternate reality or timeline (though I wouldn’t have used those words to describe it back then). I felt as if I knew this place. It was a part of me and as I was recognizing the land and what had been created there – it was also recognizing me. It wasn’t something I could put into words then and even now all these years later I can only share the smallest bit of what it felt like to enter this strange ancient world.

In the late 1960’s I was thrilled when the ranger guiding our tour invited me to be the first one to climb the ladder up to one of the sites. Fearlessly and as if I had done this 1000’s of times I enthusiastically climbed the ladder and it felt so right!

I remember the ranger saying the people had just mysteriously vanished. We were told they found corn still in the grinding stones along with other personal items as if they just vanished into thin air.

It seemed as though they were there one day and gone the next. I remember thinking maybe alien spaceships came and got them or maybe they walked through a time portal entering the Twilight Zone. I was always interested in those possibilities and had an active imagination spurred on by TV shows like Time Tunnel, Twilight Zone and Star Trek.

In more recent years research indicates drought (climate change) over crowding and violent encounters with others may have played a part. It now seems likely many of them migrated to other more sustainable places to live. MORE about this HERE

 

Sacred Journey to Mesa Verde in May 2000

In 1996 my priestess community began a journey to wholeness with the intent to spiral back in time and space to heal the wounds of the divine feminine and masculine. Our mentor and facilitator was Nicole Christine. Nicole’s guidance, after many months of travel and journeying, was the main phase of the journey would be complete in May of 2000.

Nicole didn’t know it when she received that guidance but May 2000 was a unique time Astrologically. I got to confirm that May 4/5, 2000 was a rare 7 planet line-up at a New Moon near the Beltane Cross-Quarter. Having worked with the Emerald Tablets we knew Mesa Verde – meaning Emerald Table – was calling us to complete our ceremonial journey there.

The magic of that journey goes beyond what I am about to share as I am doing my best to keep this on the shorter side so more may follow at another time.

Dream Magic
Early morning around 5 am on May 4, 2000 I woke suddenly from a dream that was extra vivid and viscerally real. We had spent the night at Mesa Verde (the Emerald Table) and we were getting up early for a New Moon ceremony and the super rare 7 visible planets alignment I mentioned (including the Sun and the Moon – not really planets but called as such for simplicities sake).

Of course because these planets were with the Sun – they were not visible. However, as you can see from the chart below the alignment was right near the exact May Cross-Quarter that occurs each year when the Sun reaches 15 Taurus.

Our sunrise ceremony included energizing a planetary Return to Wholeness while invoking the aspects of pleasure and beauty as our guiding principles. Read More

Planetary Stations Retrograde and Direct

Station Points are Still Points
The retrograde and direct station of any planet represents one of two exact Still Points creating a nexus or connection point (a convergence, a coming together) linking two or more things – such as possibilities, inspiration, and ideas –  that ideally supports our personal and collective evolution.

TS Eliots’ poem on the Still Point is a wonderful description of the Still Point.

At the still point of the turning world.
Neither flesh nor fleshless;
 Neither from nor towards;
at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement.
And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered.
Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline.
Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance,
and there is only dance.
I can only say, there we have been: but I cannot say where.
And I cannot say, how long, for that is to place it in time. (TS Eliot 1952)

Any Retrograde is Similar to Pulling the Arrow Back on the Bow…

When an arrow is pulled back on the bow it is stepping back to gather strength and momentum for moving forward.  Literally what we see is the arrow moving away from its intended target for the purpose of gathering the necessary power designed to help swiftly propel it forward with aimed intent and purpose. It is a great reminder that stepping back to step forward helps us do so with greater clarity and confidence when done with awareness and intent.

September 17 Anniversary Signing of USA Constitution

On 17 September 2020 there was a Perigee New Moon at 25 Virgo on the 233 year anniversary of the signing of the Constitution and every year around September 17 the Sun returns also known as a Solar Return. See chart below.

September 17, 1787 (in 2020 that is 233 years ago) the approved Constitution was signed by thirty-nine delegates from twelve states (all but Rhode Island). Delegate John Dickinson, was ill and not present, so he had George read and sign his name by proxy.

George Washington, as president of the convention, was the first to sign it. The other delegates signed by state in strict congressional voting order. Washington, however, signed near the right margin, and so when the delegates ran out of space beneath his signature, they began a second column of signatures to the left.

Jackson, the convention secretary, also signed as a witness.

2020 and Beyond
In 2020 on September 17 at the Perigee Virgo New Moon our attention is drawn to this significant anniversary as we contemplate the state of not only the United States but the entire world.
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In the book, The Millennium Myth, Love and Death at the End of Time, the author Michael Gross describes the beginnings of the United States as being founded on the high ideals and principles of equality for all people. The reality is this vision and these ideals have never happened or manifested for WE THE PEOPLE

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The vision of equality for all people as an archetypal expression is similar to a Golden Age, and that possibility seems further away than ever. The desire for freedom, including spiritual freedom, and the right to a government that serves ALL the people has been corrupted by those who can buy our politicians and thus control our government for their own ends.
“…the movement of the Myth (in the United States) has been from theocracy to democracy, from frugality to consumerism, from severity to comfortableness, from communitarian self-sacrifice to preoccupation with the Gross National Product. In other words, when people talk about the American dream nowadays, they are thinking more of comfort, convenience, secure jobs, home and manicured lawns, and all the rest of modern amenities.”
The original American dream and Intention as described in the Declaration of Independence and essentially in the constitution as well – was about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness when happiness referred to the state of the soul or spiritual fulfillment. Now Happiness seems to be collectively defined by material wealth often gained at the expense of others by those who are primarily – or only – concerned about their bottom line.
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As described above we can see that the constitution included statements like: We the People and a more Perfect Union, Justice, Domestic Tranquility, Blessings of Liberty now and for future generations. Over time it seems the United States has moved further and further away from the fulfillment of that intent.
It is time We the People hold ourselves accountable to this original vision and take action that supports true fulfillment of this wondrous intent – where the Earth and ALL people are considered important and valued.
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It is time this beautifully written intention be honored and acted on so that each of us experience this intent within – so we can then see it being reflected in the greater collective – insuring domestic tranquility, justice, the general welfare and the blessings of liberty.

What would it take for us to be willing to live this in our personal lives?

What would it take for this to be the reality we live going forward?

 

Honored that Dr Christiane Northrup read from this article in this video!

For those who are interested here is a Noon Chart for the Day the Constitution was signed. The Place should be Philadelphia so will hopefully get that updated soon but it won’t change this chart much!

Denebola the Tail of the Lion

Denebola is the brightest star marking the tail of the lion located around 21 Virgo 53 in 2020. It takes 72 years for a one degree shift meaning it will be about 8 or 9 years before Denebola reaches 22 Virgo.

The name Denebola is rooted in the word Deneb an Arabic word meaning tail. Over the centuries this star has had many different names or derivations of its current name. More at this link.

Denebola is the third brightest star in the Lion constellation, about 36 light years from Earth, with 75% greater mass than our Sun and twelve times the luminosity. Denebola’s visual magnitude is + 2.14 so it is easily visible to the naked eye.

It was considered to be a season changer because when Denebola started rising into the morning sky the heat was beginning to diminish from the days and the cold began to diminish when Denebola disappeared as described by the Persian astronomer Al Biruni (973-1048 A.D.) who wrote: “The heat turns away when it rises, and the cold turns away when it disappears.” Read More

The Magic of Venus and The North Node

More exciting details are shared in the 17 minute video below…

Venus and the North Node come together once each year but it is usually only every 18.5 to 19 years that Venus and the North Node return together within any specific sign.

For Venus and North Node to come together twice in the same sign as the current Venus Cycle is so rare it hasn’t happened in Gemini for over 200 years.

As you can see Venus and North Node have already come together on August 5, 2020 and will do so again on May 17, 2021.

The last time Venus and the North Node were together in a Gemini Venus Synodic Cycle was in 1965 and then they only came together once. This won’t happen again for 100’s of years because 56 years from now in 2076 Venus will no longer be rising into the Gemini cycle having shifted to the Taurus Cycle in May of 2060. In the table above you can see Venus and the North Node can conjunct two times when in Gemini – BUT this only happens once in about 300 years or more when Venus is also in her Gemini Synodic Cycle – happening now!

Anyone turning age 56 between June 10, 2020 and January 14, 2022 is in a rare and powerful time where Venus and the North Node are returning to activate your personal divine destiny especially as it relates to either your emerging feminine identity (women) or your inner connection to the feminine within (men).

Collectively this means Venus and the North Node in Gemini as we are experiencing it now is a rare once in many lifetimes event that is worthy of our intention and attention.

This 17 minute video explains much more…

This link has the details of a remarkable Ceremonial Journey through the Venus Cycle designed to support your personal and our collective journey with this remarkable once in a life time opportunity with special rate offer into September.

And stay tuned for a second video featuring the Venus North Node conjunction in 2021 with the star Aldebaran…be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel (and click the bell symbol too) to get notified when this video goes live!

Mercury in Virgo

Upcoming Mercury in Virgo Dates

Aug 19, 2020 to Sep 05, 2020 

Aug 11, 2021 to Aug 30, 2021

Aug 04, 2022
July 28, 2023
July 26, 2024
Aug 09, 2024 retrograde
Sep 09, 2024
Sep 02, 2025

Mercury in Virgo
Mercury is the shapeshifter magician who slips in and out of the realms of Time. This is especially evident during Mercury Retrograde in Virgo.

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The Power of Forgiving the Unforgivable

The Shamanic Healing Power of Forgiving the Unforgivable
(Brief Introduction)

The journey to living a more fulfilling life begins with forgiving the unforgivable.
Whatever unforgivable things we have done to ourselves, done to others or have had done to us!
It is about clearing the slate and experiencing a NEW beginning
from a place of forgiveness, kindness and love.
Read More

2020 July Celestial Timings

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2020 Certainly has been a time of unusual events that have altered our reality in ways many had never imagined.

2020 July Celestial Timings PDF for additional Details

June featured the beginning of a New Venus Cycle with Venus Retrograde most of the month. Mercury joined the retrograde line-up a few days before Venus stationed direct.

Then we had the second of 3 exact Jupiter Pluto conjunctions on June 29/30.

The first was April 4 and the last is November 12. Find out more here and how the Jupiter Pluto conjunction is the Alchemy that can liberate whatever might be holding us back – now. https://cayelincastell.com/the-alchemy-of-jupiter-and-pluto-conjunctions/

We begin July with Saturn returning to Capricorn helping to further facilitate the dismantling of all the old forms that are no longer sustainable in this reality. Jupiter expands this process and Pluto turbo charges our opportunity to die to the old and make room for the new. All three planets remain very close this entire month. Read More

The Catalyzing Natal Affect of Jupiter Pluto

Jupiter Pluto 2020 and Beyond e-book version with images and tables

Unedited Plain Text Version Below

The Alchemy of Jupiter and Pluto Conjunctions Natally
(applies to squares and oppositions too)

On April 5, 2020 my first grandbaby entered this world with a nearly exact Pluto Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn (shown here at 2.5 months old).

Two months earlier, in February 2020 I was on an astrology panel at the Conscious Life Expo sitting between two astrologer’s who were talking about how a Jupiter Pluto conjunction was an amazingly fortunate combination – especially for the economy.

Interestingly other astrologers have a different opinion about this including Peter Burns who researched this topic here and found that Jupiter Pluto is not always a great time economically and in fact often represents a collapse of the old structure (especially when in Cancer or Capricorn) ideally so something more vital and supportive to all on planet Earth can emerge. However, that hasn’t always been the case in the past. Read More