Returning the Blood to the Earth

The Way of The Priestess

Connecting to the Cycles and The Goddess

Returning the Blood to the Earth

There is a power and a mystery to our earthly connection. The links of nature are raw and unbroken, opening us to the lightness of a flower in spring, and equally with the decay of the autumn leaf litter, and all that was once living that now rests beneath it. One supports the other, in a cycle eternal as the way that we know time.

And then there is blood. A powerful reminder that we are alive. That which links families, and has been considered a worthy offering in cultures past, to the gods and goddesses of the people of many lands due to the potency of this representation of all that is living, and the essence within it of life force itself. We are born covered in blood, and it moves through us every moment we are breathing. And with every moon, the earth that nourishes us, can receive it back from us in a way that is sacred and true.

Our feminine cycles allow us a blood that is naturally released from us, and by embracing this, and honoring it as a sacred time, while also allowing our unused life force of that month, which contains the energy of all that has been occuring in our lives as it built there, it can be released not just physically, but through intention, released on many levels of our being… including mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual. While embracing this sacred release, this letting go, and welcoming of a new month of fresh energies, we allow our actual life force to be given to our connection with the earth, and her spirit, the Goddess. This strengthens us in ways that can only be described through experience, and will touch each life uniquely based on your own relationship with Her.

First returning my blood to the earth was a precious moment. My sense of my past ties to Avalon grew thick as I buried an organic cotton tampon in the woods behind where I lived, a special little corner that was just for me out there. Silent, save for the fae and the birds who were watching, seeming to scamper through branches and chirrup in a celebration of sorts above. While now, I use a cup, and can pour it into a sacred vessel before taking it outside, whatever method you have available will suffice for this practice.

In the days that followed, the feeling I got was enormous… that almost overwhelming sense of being more than what you are; when the feeling of the trees that surround you (even when sitting indoors) is like being in a room filled with dear friends who are carrying your burdens, like warriors slinging them over their shoulders, the honored wounded who will be finally laid to rest… along with a nurturing sense that the great Mother, a face of our earth’s spirit herself, truly, the Goddess, was enveloping me, and the rains that lasted three days cried a sweet release of my recent loss and sorrow… the sense… that nothing ever again had to be processed alone.

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It hasn’t always been possible, due to living situations, to return my blood to the earth. But when I have, it has been clearly very well organized by a design that I am a small part of, and the results are always the same. Strong rains. Tremendous enveloping support. And very strong change.

This is the first time in a year that this has been occuring. Nearly one week following a new moon that brought so much prosperity. So much connection. And a deep and intense knowing that it was time to delve into my priestess essence, my connection with the Goddess. A candle magick ritual. The rebirth of a sacred wand that had been dormant for years. And the introduction of sacred oils hand-crafted by a sacred sister that had been long on their way. And the first intentions written at the new moon since before moving into this space.

I’m collecting rainwater, as the storms had begun days ago. And they always continue to come. The healing I’ve been processing has been a journey of a few months, and my inner stability has reached a point that is firm as stone, a true foundation to build upon, and for the first time in my life, I know that I can trust it to support me, from deep within my own essence.

If you are a witch, are a priestess, are a goddess in your own right (which, if you resonate with any of what I’ve shared here, you are, despite titles), know your power is true, and deepen it through your relationship to the elements around you.

Let the moon guide your movements. Let the blood of your womb be given to the earth that birthed you. Because our connection is our strength. And when we give of our sacred life force, She, in her greatness, gives of hers, to our truest path in devotion to our calling in her world.

This is the way of the priestess. The way of true life. Knowing that within these cycles of life and death, we are. Eternal. We are one. That the Goddess flows within us as our power and life force, and that we, as a part of the sacred cycles of earth, flow throughout Her.
Strengthen the connection. And you’ll be amazed. Blessed be, sisters… goddesses of the earth and moon.

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Why Sage is Your Besty | Energy Cleansing Ceremony & More | Aquarian Goddess

One of the best ways to create the feel you’d like in your home, or in your day, or to just get in the zone, is smudging with sage.

Along with its spiritual cleansing properties, it is also antibacterial, and releases beneficial negative ions into the atmosphere (the same kinds released by waterfalls and pink salt lamps).

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Witchy tips: Sage is for more than just smudging.

While it may be our go-to, sage is more versatile than a lot of us tend to make use of day-to-day.

A sprinkle of culinary sage on your dinner, with a positive intention, can have a gentle healing and cleansing effect of the energy of all who taste it (while having a wide range of medicinal properties including immunity-boosting and reducing inflammation, and promoting balanced blood-sugar, and mental clarity, while being anti-microbial and straight-up tasty). A tea of culinary sage can be sipped for wisdom, prosperity, and to comfort sorrow.

A tea of any type of sage can be spritzed around the house for cleansing and protection for those whose sinuses are sensitive to smudging, or a few drops of an essential oil can be added to a diffuser to disperse it through the house, or add it to a ritual bath (bonus cleansing if you also add salt 😉). You can keep a plant of it near you door as a guardian, even if you just have space for a small potted plant.

The leaves are a powerful “paper” for writing your intentions for manifestation, and keeping it under your pillow can ward off bad dreams, or in a sachet with abundance intentions (or in your purse or wallet) to increase your wealth.

Different sages have different specialties. Clary sage can uplift the mood. White sage is the most potent protector. And creating your own intuitively guided way to connect personally with the spirit and energy of sage will strengthen any of these results.

Remember to trust your power and your allies, and everything will unfold as it’s meant to. Happy witching, friends. 😉

For guidance on your spiritual path, and intuitive energy work, send me a message. I’d love to help your purpose unfold.

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Join me in a little cleansing ceremony to shift your energy for today, and experience how calm and powerful you can feel when embracing a ritual mindset for yourself during your day.

 

 

It’s a beautiful thing to make the decision that today, in this moment, you are creating a positive change.  That you are doing something to make your life a little better.

Keep with these positive changes all along the way.  And sooner than you realize, you’ll be looking back at the you from ten years ago so proud of how far you’ve come, and shining with a confidence you never knew you’d have.

And I’ll be here with you along the way, supporting you as a sister, however I can, Goddess to Goddess.

All my love,

Jennifer Rae
aquarian goddess

North & South Nodes – The Power of You – Live Video 30 Day Challenge

The Power of You.

The strongest force in the Universe lives inside of you.

Stand strong and let it come out today.

If you didn’t catch the live-stream on Instagram announcing the Power of You live video series, to help you break free into your best life possible, from the inside out, you can still find it here in my blog.

I committed to this 30 Day Challenge doing one live video on Instagram daily, to help bring myself out of my comfort zone and into greater communication with you! 

I have so much to share with you about the tools and practices and perspectives that help to bring out the power that rests deep within each of us, so that you can live and thrive in accordance with the core of who you are, embodied to the fullest.

In this first short episode, I share the story of how the idea for this series was sparked by a magnificent coaching call with Klara Hodulakova where we dug down deep to the bottom of what had been holding me back from expressing myself fully and really letting myself shine true in my business in the way that I desperately wanted to show up.

 

 

One of the things that I realized was that my perfectionist tendencies were stopping me in my tracks left and right (sound familiar?) and every time I’d think about putting myself out there in a new way, I’d come up with twelve reasons why I didn’t know just the right strategy (only to answer her questions about how much I love to share messages through video, and love YouTube and Instagram as platforms), didn’t have the perfect lighting and equipment (when mine is perfectly suited for live video and can improve over time), and was concerned I’d run out of ideas for the the steady stream of information I’d need to share to be consistent enough (when I could literally ramble about mystical and grounded self-improvement all day every day to whoever’s listening, because let’s face it, that’s the only thing my brain is focusing on besides being in greater harmony with nature, and the occasional Disney song.)

After this realization, that my perfectionism was holding me back in such a massive way from expressing myself to the fullest to the world, when I already know that doing just that is my whole purpose and message and goal, I realized the relevance it had to my astrology, particularly my north and south nodes.

In our natal charts, our north and south nodes tell us the direction we’re meant to move toward, in our approach to life, and the opposite of it that we are starting from.  For example, my north node is in Pisces, which means that in this life, I am meant to move more towards my spiritual, trusting, intuitive nature, and to let go of my tendency to get caught up in too much of the life approach of my south node, which is in Virgo, and shows up as a tendency to deeply analyze, strategize, and have every single detail in perfect order.  To be coming away from my south node means that I’ve had an overabundance of attention to detail, and need to lighten up about the details not always being smudge-proof and lined up in nice little rows.  To trust that who I am and what I offer is good enough because of what it is, and that its appearance is not here for me to be judging.  That it is a gift from the divine, no matter what it is shaped like, and that it should be treated as such and be free to flow in its raw and natural glory.

Sometimes we need to be reminded by a mirror of how we’re not walking our talk in an area we were trying to hide from ourselves. 

No matter how many years of self-improvement we’ve had, we will always be growing and challenging ourselves in new ways, and we will always have revelations about things we didn’t realize we were doing, because we disguised it as not being ready, by limiting beliefs.  And so here I am, full force, ready to share with you SO much from the core of my being, to help you break free in more and more ways, on this exhilarating 30 day journey into The Power of You.

Be sure to follow me @_aquarian.goddess_ so you can tune in on Instagram at 5pm EST today for the next Power of You live video! I’ll give you a hint as to the next topic.  It’s something we were masters of in our childhood, but never realized would be a practical and magical force that can transform our lives today.  Any guesses? 😊🌸🍃

Moonstone Magick

I haven’t talked a lot about my experience with crystals, but our bond runs bone deep. For me, they are partners, with whom I work on specific projects, for the greatest and highest good of All, as well as vibe adjustors (and amplifiers, concentrators, directors.. you know the drill) for my field, my space, or my manifestation and healing grids.

Jewelry, for me, almost always has a designated purpose, and is more of an amulet or talisman in my mind, from the moment we meet. I’ll feel its cocreative purpose with me, and will program it solidly with that intention, and feel how its function radiates out into life.

This year, Moonstone has made her way into so many corners of my experience. I’ve always had a soft spot for her dreamy mystique, and her soothing demeanor, but this year, life has strewn her across my path like glimmering breadcrumbs, lighting my way as I meld with the Goddess within.

It began in the most mundane of ways (doesn’t it always) as I scrolled listlessly through instagram. My eye was caught by a image from Moonstone Magic. I couldn’t look away. Hands dripping with gorgeous gemstones… I was practically drooling over the multitude of luminous adornments, and felt drawn to bring a ring into my life.

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I browsed.. and I felt it out. One of them reached to me, with her full spherical womb, and her sacred crescent, all contained in a delicate form. She was just like me, this silver ring. I saw the way her energy opened me to the Divine, and connected me to my priestess essence, honoring the Goddess and her Moon. This ring would be a symbol, and an amplifier of this connection. And so it was.

When it first arrived, in its soft, silvery pouch, and the light hit it, I was mesmerized by its otherworldly blue light. I could feel that this pairing was destined.

I delicately slipped the ring onto my left index finger, a point of both receptive and directive of energy. A sensation trickled up my arm, like tiny glistening streams of glowing life-force were swimming up and through me. I smiled and felt at peace.

The second moonstone to reach me this year was in a moon-themed Goddess Provisions box. One of my favorite things about crystals is that no two stones of the same type have the same personality. This stone, while flecked with black tourmaline, held a presence of wisdom and gentle strength. This one follows me, in a pouch in my purse, centering me whilst I am out and about, and helping me out with my writing.

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The third was synchronistically gifted to me, just as I completed my journey through the opening ceremony of the Priestess Presence Temple’s Sacred Library. A goddess pendant with a luminous moonstone womb, handcrafted, and originating in Glastonbury, known for its proximity to Avalon. For now, she is gracing my altar, and while I feel drawn to wear her, my sovereignty in alignment with the Goddess is still increasing to the point where it will be time for that. She is the strongest, and most potent symbol and magickal tool connecting me with the Goddess, particularly the Great Mother face of the Goddess, and her natural instinctual behaviors that hold space for, create, and nurture life, all from within the holy vessel that she is. What a miracle, to embody that.

The fourth is more playful. Another gift, given by Moonstone Magic herself, that I might share her story. This is the pendant that awakens my inner faerie, and is dedicated to strengthening my connection to the faerie realms. Delicate and whimsical, filled with reflections that release me into my wise and childlike form of elegance, she smiles me from the inside out, and expresses the personality of my soul in a way that makes it easy for others to see.

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The moral of the story is that moonstone is magic, and no two are alike, despite appearances. Any stone, or piece of jewelry can become an amulet of sacred power, and there is infinite potential to what we can do. Feel free to message me your stories. Which stones call to you, and how do you experience their energy?

And, as always, I walk alongside you, Goddess to Goddess.

From the infinite depths of Spirit’s presence,

Aquarian Goddess Jen

The Priestess Presence Temple and the Sacred Library

A week ago, I participated in something truly magickal.

Imagine, if you will, a temple of white polished columns, and a ceiling so high that the stars of the night sky shine in through it.

Looking around, you see a circle of a hundred priestesses, in glowing robes that bear their souls’ coloring, while simultaneously seeing the translucent overlay of the individual sacred spaces in their homes, from which they are visiting and cocreating this place, candles aglow, incense wafting from some of them.

You notice they are gathered with hands outstretched, around a central crystalline core, and as symbols, sacred beyond speaking, and beams of glowing color flow through them, they are illuminating the crystal as they touch it, transmitting all the knowledge and light codes they carry, to be shared with those who will treasure it and use it for good.

This is merely a glimpse of the opening ceremony of the Sacred Library. Truly, there was more than one moment where I cried at the sheer beauty and resonances of the experience.

The Priestess Presence Temple is a place like no other. While we meet for live events, reaching this place in from our own sacred spaces, in group meditation-cocreation, it is also embodied through a platform through which we have access to the information and practices and training that is shared.

I am truly honored to share this experience and and this truly divine temple with all of you. To share in the experience, you can visit here.

If you so choose, you will receive email invitations to wondrous shared experiences and magickal opportunities to enhance the way you walk your sacred path.

There is more to what you are here for than what you have seen.

This is a path of ever-unfurling and deepening.

And as always, I am here with you, Goddess to Goddess.

Aquarian Goddess Jen