New Moon in Capricorn

The first New Moon of 2021 falls in the sign of Capricorn on 13 January here in Adelaide, and 23 degrees of Capricorn. It was at this very degree in January last year, that Saturn and Pluto aligned, and the stirrings of what was to come kicked into gear. A year later, Capricorn may very well remind … Continue reading New Moon in Capricorn

Journey into Freedom with Kali

Kali, the Hindu Dark Mother, is the fierce face of the divine feminine. Her unbound wildness taunts us, filling us with wonder as well as with dread. She promises ultimate freedom from our earthly constraints, yet we fear to relinquish our grip on the familiar, all the while knowing that the longer we hang on … Continue reading Journey into Freedom with Kali

Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius – Release What is no Longer Working

Yesterday (5 June 2020) there was a full moon and lunar eclipse in Sagittarius.  The following  has been adapted from Astrobutterfly's article, Lunar Eclipse In Sagittarius - What's No Longer Working. As this was a South Node eclipse, the focus is on releasing the old (South Node) rather than on embracing the new (North Node). … Continue reading Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius – Release What is no Longer Working

Why Working with the Shadow is Important

The "Shadow" aspect of ourselves relates to those parts we attempt to hide, deny or even suppress.  They can be characteristics that we dislike about ourselves, qualities that we judge "unacceptable", or even seemingly positive attributes that we feel we need to suppress in order to "fit in". The Shadow comes in many forms - … Continue reading Why Working with the Shadow is Important

Om Mani Padme Hum mantra

The six syllabled Om Maṇi Padme Hūm mantra is associated with the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara, and more appropriately his four-armed form known as Shadakshari.  Within Buddhism, this mantra is seen as the condensed form of all the Buddhist teachings meaning "The Jewel is in the Lotus".  It is an ever present feature on the … Continue reading Om Mani Padme Hum mantra

Kuan Yin: The Compassionate One

The following is from In Her Sacred Names: Writings on the Divine Feminine: Evil may find me some day, hell’s demons and earth’s savage beasts surround me. Illness may find me, and other sadnesses. Age and death may find their way to me. But Kuan Yin can find me too I am never hidden from … Continue reading Kuan Yin: The Compassionate One

Reciting the Durga Mantra

As part of the online version of the Monday Night Meditations  that are live streamed on the Isian Centre of Metaphysic's Facebook page, we are working with the Durga mantra - OM DUM DURGAYEI NAMAH.  This mantra honours the powerful Hindu goddess, Durga, who is also known as the Divine Mother. Mantras are repeated silently … Continue reading Reciting the Durga Mantra

Working with the Dark Goddess

The darker aspect of the goddess can be a rather strange and unsettling figure who has been inhabiting a corner of our minds since the beginning of time.  Within written memory, she was merged in ancient Greek drama and literature, she appeared in fairy tales, myths and songs; and she has also made herself known amongst the pages of sacred … Continue reading Working with the Dark Goddess

Orphic Hymn to Night [Nyx]

Night [Nyx], parent goddess, source of sweet repose, from whom at first both Gods and men arose, Hear, blessed Venus [Kypris], deck'd with starry light, in sleep's deep silence dwelling Ebon night! Dreams and soft case attend thy dusky train, pleas'd with the length'ned gloom and feaftful strain. Dissolving anxious care, the friend of Mirth, … Continue reading Orphic Hymn to Night [Nyx]

Hymn to the Divine Mother

Here in Australia the first Sunday in the month of May is dedicated to mothers, being Mother's Day.  As such, I thought I would share the following poem which is entitled "Hymn to the Divine Mother" (author unknown). Hymn to the Divine Mother O thou the giver of all blessings, O thou the doer of … Continue reading Hymn to the Divine Mother