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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blessings of The Crone Moon of 2012!

Waning Moon Cresent 12/11/12 taken by Priestess Najah

Beautiful magickal morning!  I awoke to freshly fallen snow and the last sliver of the Waning Moon of 2012.  We bow with reverence to the Crone Moon, to the Old and the Wise as we prepare to welcome in the New!

The New Moon arrives on 12/13/12.  Now is an excellent time to let go of that which no longer serves us.  We are preparing for the newness of the Solstice, Yule, and the New Year of 2013. 

I woke this morning to perform the final cleansing of our home of this year.  How silent and sweet the was the quiet of the early dawn.  As I crept silently through my home, I gave thanks for all the blessings of 2012 and felt the excitement of the Solstice and 2013 come upon me.  How grateful I was to see the Silver Cresent in the sky.  I am grateful I could capture the moment on film.

Last night we put up our outside lights.  Now we can begin the indoor decorations and the making of the Yule log!  We are blessed to have Oak from neighbor's tree for our log.

As we move toward these days of revery, blessings, joy and excitement I give thanks for all my blessings.  I also know there are many for whom these days can be hard ones.  I also remember those who may suffer during these times.

May the light of the Great Mother Goddess always shine down upon Us.

Blessed Be.

Priestess Najah

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mayan Calender, Goddess Ixchel

"Ixchel, Ixchel".

Many years ago we landed in Cozumel, Mexico for our honeymoon.  It was bliss.  I was at once enchanted and moved by the water, the island, the people.  I snorkeled and played in the ocean from dawn until dusk.  I truly felt at home in the turquoise waters of Cozumel.

While there we spent the day at Xcaret.  A beautiful, pristine otherworldly water nature park.  While there I lost my shoes somehow, and spent the entire day and night walking barefoot.  As the foot is a prime location for sensing, my senses opened through the bottom of my feet, and my mind, heart and Spirit, became one with Xcaret and the Mayan people.

In the evening, we were blessed to attend a Mayan village ceremony.  I can still smell and see the copal burning.  We passed through the village filled with Mayan elders, shamans and villagers, all engulfed in the magick of copal smoke.  It was my first introduction to the powerful Copal.

While we were on the island we also spent time at San Gervasio, which has temple ruins to the Goddess Ixchel.  We walked through Her gate.  We walked in the silence of the ancestors.  I have never forgotten it.

Now we make our way to the Winter Solstice and to the close of the Mayan Calendar and the long count.  Goddess Ixchel is calling.  A new beginning and time await us.  A psychic shift is upon us.  Can you feel it?

I have no sense of fear or dread.  Only excitement and growing deep feeling of atunement and connection to the Goddess, in this highly magickal significant time.  For some the day will come and go without notice.  For many we will feel the power and the presence.

Here in Colorado we will attend the Mayan Millennium Ball, where we will gather with like-minded Earthkind, Shamans, Priestesses, Musicians, and revelers and honor and create ceremony for this most wonderful time.   I can hardly wait.   In my work with the Goddess Ixchel, I was led to the following prayer:
"Ixchel, Ixchel, la misiĆ³n y el trabajo esperan ya; Ixchel, Ixchel, nadie puede ocultarnos tu verdad." Which means "Ixchel, Ixchel, the mission and work are waiting for us; Ixchel, Ixchel, nobody can hide your truth from us." 

Blessed Be,
Priestess Najah