The Empress visits us again in this new year, greeting us with arms outstretched. We sit inside wounds of love telling tales of our greatest needs. Some of us are hurting and leveled in our playing fields by this lunar eclipse. We rage inside roaring fires of indignation, simultaneously needing a mothers stroke.
The eyes of the lioness before us show that every bit of the fire leads us home. She holds our hand and shows us the flames. The flames are there to clean the chops of bleeding hearts that don’t add up. We close the floodgates in this moment, and enable coagulation to transmute into healing. Expression of our deepest desires is paramount as we stumble on solid ground. Now our footing steadies as we enter a new realm holding the light in the cavern toward the room ahead.
This moon cycle provides us the fire we need to move through the elements of our child selves hurting deep down. We are blessed with a moment to see ourselves from the inside out, root through the dark rooms of survival. Inside we find the pathway to knowing our freedom above as seen from below. Each step brings new horizons, and shadows walk behind leaving their imprint.
The lion walks us through to the other side and licks us with kisses of desire. The fear allows us to see the demons, and know the lion is our friend. If we can move our fear to the side enough to allow the lion, we will shine in the night in truth.
We find the moments we can surrender enough to allow ourselves to be carried by the teeth of the mother lion. The gold lives here in her mouth. We live our lives loaded with reciprocity. We are constantly giving and receiving either love or mutual wounding. How do we love ourselves enough to find ease in loving another, even when they are roaring in our face?
On this day we shape our shift. The Empress shows us a road of compassion through the high heart. It leads to love like heads hung in reverence of the long journey to union.
May we roar in raging fires of transmutation, and feel the home fires beckoning our absolution.
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