The Sorting Hat

“It is our choices Harry, that show us truly who we are, far more than our abilities.” - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K.Rowling

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." -Woodrow Wilson

The intense process of Re-creation continues as we journey into the darkness of December and the start of Mercury Retrograde (Dec 2-22).  The energies this last week have amplified and there is a hum in the air, a hum of intensity inside of ourselves, an attuning to a frequency that is rooted in sense of authenticity beyond ego, control and dominance. So much as been deconstructed  in us and the collective consciousness since the August 21st Solar Eclipse that has allowed us to find more freedom and emancipation.  Genderfication is waning, power issues are dismantling, and we continue to transmute our wounding, find a strong spiritual backbone, a connection to our genuineness and gather illumination from our past.  As a collective we are dissolving our separation and becoming more One, each still in our own uniqueness, but there is an energetic rope of Universal Truth that is slowly weaving us together in a common sense of values and destiny.  

At the beginning of 2017 I wrote:

“Can the majority of us hold a vision of Unity and Co-creative Harmony during the next 12 months?  Do we have the perseverance and willingness to work hard for the Highest Good of ourselves and others?...Women and awakened men will be called to continue to step into leadership roles and take more risk outside of the box. Our masculine and feminine within want to partner together in great urgency in whatever way our soul knows must play out.”

And the Universal energies and world events have kept us alert and and needing to dig deeply, to learn to become the real definition of balanced power, true Will and determination that comes from something beyond blame, shame, fear, and our own conditioning, karma and past.

Have we assimilated our soulful lessons?  Have we shook off the millennia of Human illusion, destruction and disassociation?  Is this cycle of completion going to hold so that we can move on to New Co-creative Beginnings in 2018?

YES, the answer is a resounding YES...we are ready to move on, to start anew, and like in the Harry Potter Series, put on the Sorting Hat and while listening to Spirit say boldly...this is who I am, this is where I belong, this is where I need to put forward my soulful talents and be an inspiration to others around me.  The psychic forces in us are gathering to express itself as an archetypal expression of leadership which will inspire with charisma and enthusiasm rather than by power and dominance.  We tentatively step into service which seeps with joy and altruism and is inspired by solar forces (Masculine empowerment) combined with lunar flowing waters of life (Feminine emotive heart). 

December energies will open a conduit in our 6th chakra (third eye) for this higher inspiration to flow through us and move us to show up from a more compassionate and co-creative place.  We are finding our soul’s awareness of leadership potential.  We are all leaders, we have talents to share and have a yearning to find new tribes, be open to new opportunities and new alliances because our hearts are finding the courage to open widely.   

There is no need to force this flow of abundance that is coming...the timing is Divinely Ordained, so during December we rest, we assimilate the shifts, we sort, we continue to clear, we discern, we gather wisdom...we wait until we are truly guided from within to choose the next steps of our service which also brings prosperity, enlightenment and growth to us.  We are bravely walking over the bridge to our Higher Selves, and yearn deeply for re-connection to each other, but first we must recuperate and ground this new consciousness that is sitting in the “sorting hat” and let it rest gently on our head.

Wishing you a peaceful, loving, recuprative holiday season,


Psycho physical symptoms for December: To continue forward you must acknowledge the discipline and hard work you have put into your endeavours in the past, and know that they will have long-term benefits for yourself and your loved ones. You may be disheartened but need to know that your determination and effort has been well worth your while.  Your needs will be met due to your diligence and determination to succeed.

This year’s Ascension lesson to finalize:  If you really want something in your life you must put your intention behind it, focus upon it and work towards it. Be willing to devote time and energy towards achieving your goals and aspirations. Make them a priority in your life and keep in mind that patience is a stepping stone to wisdom. Make an effort to be creative and generate new ideas when you feel inspired.  Don’t give up on your dreams! However you are also learning that you cannot push or control the outcome or the timing...remember to listen to Spirit and take next steps when you feel the nudge.  

Psycho physical symptoms during December: amplification in emotion and busy, monkey mind, the heart layers of painful detritus will continue to release as well as the dissolution of your ego.  Sweating from the heart centre, shoulder blade pain, lots of digestive disturbance (especially burping, heartburn), muscle cramps, headaches, leg twitching, eye twitching, aggravated nervous system, sinus/eye congestion/pressure/pain, red eyes, tearing, lymph congestion,  solar plexus tightness/pain, vivid dreaming, tenseness in the body, anxiety, easily emotional.

Archetypes for December:  The Warrior (Balanced Power, Will), The Sage (Wisdom, Psychic Perception), The Enchantress/Enchanter (Bridge to Higher Self)

Cosmic Dates for December:

December 3: Super Full Moon in Gemini (Mercury Retrograde begins)

Dec 12 (12:12): - stay focused on your highest expectations  to manifest your wants and needs, goals and desires.  Release your fears and apprehensions and get on with pursuing your passions and purpose.

December 13/14 - Geminid Meteor Shower peaks

December 18 - New Moon in Sagittarius - Trust that the Universe will take you to where you need to are feeling your way through the dark.  You must be patient to allow the intuitive aspects of your true nature to lead you to the next phase of our soulful journey.  

December 21: Winter Solstice - we leave the dark and move toward the light.  Stay focused, find what is out of balance in your life, stay clear on your intention and keep it in your mind’s eye.

December 2 to 22: Mercury retrograde

December 21/22 - Ursid Meteor Shower peaks

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Pictured: Common Sage (Salvia Officialis).  Sage’s Plant Spirit Wisdom contains the body wisdom of planet Earth. It helps us choose a sage life direction and find our way even in the dark. It is a healer of contrary energies and helps us find a spiritual road map.  Gives us the ability to assess and understand life process from a higher perspective. Physically is is useful for improving memory, alertness, attention, strengthens nervous system and sharpens the senses, is a tonic for digestion, stops bleeding of wounds and cleans ulcers and sores. Also useful in warm water for hoarseness and coughs. Is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and reduces menopausal symptoms. Sage is found in Senses of the Soul’s A Walk in the Woods tea, Release the Heat tea, Spiritual Cleansing (White Sage) Spray, and Ceremonial Smudge Blend,