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The Rising Feminine Energy
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Is Matriotism The Future of The Divine Feminine?

Is Matriotism The Future of The Divine Feminine? | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it
Our failing society's most influential institutions are masculine, competitive and not co-operative. Is a Matriotic Revolution the future of the Divine

 

The feminine influence on our cultures, and correspondingly, the manifestation of feminine nature of our collective consciousness, has diminished throughout recorded time – an era of increasingly patriotic global elitism. As our reverence for the nature of ‘the feminine’ has diminished, so too has the influence of women on the priorities of our civilizations. Around the world, entire civilizations have lost their energetic balance, becoming overtly militaristic, competitive, nationalistic and institutionalized. Uncivilized. Our societies embrace priorities that undermine the ‘feminine’ virtues of individualism and sustainability. Without the natural feminine balance, our most influential institutions are competitive and not co-operative, controlling not enabling, scientific not spiritual, and structured on the irrational principles of militarism, consumption and perpetual economic growth.

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8 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Feminine Energy

8 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Feminine Energy | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it
Are you a woman looking to reconnect with your feminine, or a man looking to balance out his masculine? Here are 8 exercises to increase feminine energy.

 

I was in Bali, Indonesia when I met the most mesmerizing woman of my life.

Covered from head to toe in flowing, elegant garments, she had the most feminine energy packed in to one human being that I had ever been witness to.

And she literally took my breath away.

Her motions were effortless. The way she hugged me upon being introduced to me was without hesitation. She was pure, open, loving light personified.

Later that day I was debriefing with my travel partner who, as it turns out, had also been floored by her overflowing feminine energy.

We couldn’t shake the thought of her for days and (although neither one of us was interested in her romantically) we couldn’t deny that her essence had hit something very deep inside of us. We felt lit up from the inside. The fire in our bellies was reignited.

 

This is the power of sexual polarity.

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The Rebirth of the New Divine Feminine Energy

The Rebirth of the New Divine Feminine Energy | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it
The New Divine Feminine is a way for us to allow the feminine to lead us into this Age of Light. Women may take the lead in this but men too will follow.

 

For thousands of years the divine feminine energy has struggled to stay alive in a male dominated world.  This energy has re-surged throughout history for periods of time.  When it has thrived we have called it a Golden Age, for music, medicine, science, art, love and life have flourished. The old ideas of competition, might over right, private ownership, greed, domination and war virtually did not exist. Peace and prosperity reigned during these times and feminine based values

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The awakening of the Goddess will not feed or satisfy the ego.

The awakening of the Goddess will not feed or satisfy the ego. | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

There is a lot of talk about feminine awakening and empowerment these days, and one of the pitfalls I see playing itself out in the collective right now, is that the old paradigm of competition and greed, of “more-for-me” has learned to mimic the deep feminine. With that I mean that there is a danger that we use the language and the imagery of the feminine to feed the old patterns of ambition and endless improvement. Now we are not only being told that we should be better and smarter and richer, we should also “find our inner Goddess”, get our “tantra on”, be more radiant,  we should “do” the feminine perfectly.

 

- See more at: http://awakeningwomen.com/blog/#sthash.NjXx0OhH.dpuf

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Happy NEW MOON in AQUARIUS SuperMoon January 30th 2014 !

Happy NEW MOON in AQUARIUS SuperMoon January 30th 2014 ! | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

There is magic and excitement in the air as we feel a rebirth coming forth. With this second New Moon in January, which is a SUPER MOON in AQUARIUS, aligning with the kick off of the YEAR OF THE HORSE, and VENUS in her rebirth ready to go direct, the energy is finally shifting forward!We are ready to emerge forth and share our uniqueness add our vision to the collective.

 

Aquarius reminds us to see the big picture, to include all of humanity in our prayers and make our choices based on the good of the whole.

 

The shift from ME to WE is emerging, and WE have been healing, shedding, and letting go of the past, to make way for the new to emerge.

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13 Signs You're a Witch.

13 Signs You're a Witch. | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

"WHERE THERE IS WOMAN, THERE IS MAGIC.”

 

"People often ask me, “How do you know you’re a witch?” Most often, the question beneath thequestion is, “Am I a witch? Am I magic?” Often, they ask a little nervously because of the shadow that shames the word."

 

We owe that shadow to the Patriarchy — the masculine societal rule that has pervaded the planet for over five thousand years. This is important — not male, not gender, but a perversion of masculine energy which brutalized, raped, suppressed the feminine.

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Danielle Dan's curator insight, November 3, 2015 8:02 PM

Magnificent

 

Sheri Davenport's curator insight, January 20, 6:00 PM

Very insightful read.

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Venus Retrograde

Everything You Wanted to Know about Venus Retrograde | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it
Everything You Wanted to Know about Venus Retrograde (but were afraid to ask)
by Rick DiClemente

 

 

Venus Retrograde.  Personal, charming Venus, the love planet, is in retrograde (appears to travel backwards against the backdrop of the stars). Many of you have heard of Mercury going retrograde, which it does every 3 months. However, Venus and Mars are the rarest of planets that do so. The outer planets typically retrograde 5 months out of the 12, but with Venus Retrograde, its time is short. With retrograde planets, we focus on the “re” part of the energy, i.e., re-think, re-do, re-consider, re-plan, etc.

 


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Awakening the Priestess archetype

Awakening the Priestess archetype | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

"Women are collectively, individually and across the world waking up to their own spiritual power. They may come from all walks of life, from many spiritual and professional paths but they share the common desire to express their inner world, their soul's purpose and most of all, to serve their communities."

 

Many modern women, if not all women called to be guides for healing, empowerment, leadership and personal development have a strong PRIESTESS archetype."

 

They are connecting to a force and power within and not to a power vested only through marriage, by culture, academia or traditional institutions...

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Star of David – Merkaba – Grand Sextile Portal on July 29th 2013!

Star of David – Merkaba – Grand Sextile Portal on July 29th 2013! | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

On July 29th, 2013 when we will experience a RARE Star of David / Merkaba / Six-pointed Star configuration in the heavens!

 

It is actually two Grand Trines, one in Water and one is Earth (all feminine) which create this configuration called a Grand Sextile or a Star Tetrahedron.

 

Many names and much symbolism tied into this Sacred Geometry.The essence is that this mystical configuration of Sacred Geometry opens a portal of energy that is accessible for those who choose to tune in to it. That is the key.

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Her Strange Angels: Call to the Wild Wood ~ A Blessing for the Solstice

Her Strange Angels: Call to the Wild Wood ~ A Blessing for the Solstice | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

Answering The Call is to turn to a new path; to begin moving another direction, usually into darkening forests whose trails are narrow and obscured. Contained within The Call is the imperative to walk away from what is currently before you- the leave-taking of a previous path- to wander, seemingly aimlessly at times, a wooded night. 


There may be others on that current pathway with you. They stare as you move away. Some are stunned, or angry. Some shake their head in disappointment or fear for the loss of your presence and agreement. As you move away from the company of Those Who Think Like Me, you begin to realize that you haven'tthought like them for some time now. The thought of continuing on as you have for so long is causing such a rift that it threatens to divide you from your very essence. If you don't finally answer this time, The Call may never come to you again. You can't risk that possibility. 

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NEW MOON in Aries April 10th 2013

NEW MOON in Aries April 10th 2013 | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

NEW MOON in ARIES is here on April 10th 2013! We begin a brand new cycle in this powerful sign of >ARIES< and we are ready to align deeply with our truth and what we love and to move with it. New world opening up for us, the universe is supporting forward movement and growth, believe. 

 

 

From the wonderful Cathy Pagano and her Wisdom of Astrology.com

 

"We’ve just come through an intense few weeks since the Libra Full Moon on March 27th.  How did your weeks go?  (It’s always informative to go back…to give some structure to your experience.)   The Sun, Venus and Mars connected with the ongoing, revolutionary & evolutionary Uranus/Pluto square energy, helping us create a new story about our lives, a story that entails both the height of spiritual possibilities and the depths of our longings.”...

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FULL MOON in Libra on March 27th 2013

FULL MOON in Libra on March 27th 2013 | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

Remember that whatever is occurring is timely for our growth and we have the power to choose LOVE in every situation. Every experience is a gift, and how we engage with it is part of our growth. It’s important that we focus on aligning with LOVE, and TRUST what is unfolding. LOVE energy conquers all, no matter what.

 

Lastly, something that was hidden might could come to the foreground on this light of the FULL MOON in Libra, re: in our relationships. So if that is the case, trust in that too. Trust in the process, for the truth shall set us free...

 

Here is are the Astral Insights for this LIBRA FULL MOON on March 27th 2013, from those readers of the stars bringing the most helpful interpretations of the planetary movements… 

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11 Powerful Goddesses From Around The World To Invoke In Your Life

11 Powerful Goddesses From Around The World To Invoke In Your Life | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it
Get familiar with these impressive deities.

 

Goddesses, or female representations of the divine, can be found in religious traditions the world over. They hold places of importance in Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism and the ancient cultures of Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Americas and more. In their ancient stories, these goddesses embody a mixture of warriors, mothers, magicians and lovers. 

 

Every goddess has her own unique qualities, talents and associated rituals. Over the centuries -- and to this day -- people have conducted rituals to specific goddesses when they want to generate certain results in their lives. Having trouble in relationships? Try calling on Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Is money your concern? Consider making an offering to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. 

 

There are dozens of different goddesses from cultures around the world, but here are 11 powerful deities to consider invoking in your life:

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In Search of the Feminine

In Search of the Feminine | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

"A dear friend recently took me to a women's workshop on connecting to the sacred feminine. To say it was an eye opening experience would be a gross understatement. Three of the most vulnerable and uncomfortable hours of my life later, I left wide-eyed and contemplative. I'm not sure what's more alarming, the cringe worthy flashbacks I get every time I remember being asked to dance sensually for strangers, or the fact that this workshop was filled with equally uncomfortable women all seeking the same reconnection. I was simultaneously both relieved and amazed that I wasn't alone. At what point did we choose to move away from our femininity and why did connecting to masculinity feel safer?"

 

 

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To All the Sensual Wild-Witches.

To All the Sensual Wild-Witches. | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it
You are powerful, Wild-Witch, far beyond what you will ever realise. You know that your presence sparks

 

For too long you have been told tales of how witches are something to fear. You’ve heard stories of dark spells, black magic and casting curses on anyone who crossed them.

 

Anyone who is a true witch or knows the meaning of what it is to be a witch knows that all of that is bullsh*t and could not be further from the truth.

 

Wild-Witch, they do not know that you believe strongly in karma and know that whatever you send out to the universe bounds straight back to you. You are careful with your intentions and though your actions may trip you up at times, your thoughts are harmless and you try damned hard to keep from falling off your path.

 

You are a wild sexual being and sometimes promiscuous...

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Seduction, Witches & Long Hair.

Seduction, Witches & Long Hair. | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

"Witches stand in opposition to puritanical fears that encourage the repression of our natural sexuality, representing rebellion, and freedom. 

The witch is a woman who is empowered in the harmonic convergence

of her own erotic and spiritual energies. Who wouldn’t be drawn to her? "

 

It happened to me once, in a little Indian village bordering Bangladesh and tucked into the foothills of the Himalayas. Sneaking past armed guards into wilderness forbidden to tourists, I left modernity behind and entered into a remote part of our planet where backward superstitions ruled.

 

How dare I subject myself to such danger? The locals scolded. But they didn’t alert me to the danger of neighboring tribes descending from the hills to hack us with machetes, as the ministry of tourism had. Instead, the village women were trying to protect me from being falsely accused of witchcraft!

 

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/01/seduction-witches-and-long-hair/

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Happy YEAR OF THE HORSE 2014: Astral Insights!

Happy YEAR OF THE HORSE 2014: Astral Insights! | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

Welcome year of the Wood Horse!


Here is an overview of what we can expect on the horizon….First a very insightful overview from astrologer Susan Lewitt:

 

“The new Moon on January 30 at 11:20 pm PST (but listed as January 31 in many calendars) begins the year of the Wood Horse…”“Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction…”
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Karen Abler Carrasco ~ 2014 – The Year of the Yang Wood Horse

Karen Abler Carrasco ~ 2014 – The Year of the Yang Wood Horse | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it
There might not be a bigger shift of energies in the entire 60 year wheel of Chinese astrology than this one coming up–the shift from two Water years of deep introspection to the fast-paced spurt of extroverted forward propulsion that the Wood Horse brings.  Hold on to your hats, folks, and realize that you won’t be able to, nor will you want to, slow your horses in the New Year ahead!
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Venus in the Underworld - Preparing for a New Cycle of the Divine Feminine

Venus in the Underworld - Preparing for a New Cycle of the Divine Feminine | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

"Venus is in the Underworld – traveling so close to the Sun that she’s invisible to us Earthlings. The feminine in all of us is deeply submerged, there’s a contraction of energy, a pulling inward, a need to be alone, to be quiet, to regenerate. If Taurus and/or Libra is strong in your birth chart, you may be feeling especially hermity and Underworldish.


After shining as a bright evening star, Venus disappeared from the Western horizon on January 5, and is now preparing for her rise as a morning star, and the start of a new cycle of the Divine Feminine, on January 17. Adam Gainsburg calls this current period the “Transmigrational Underworld” – when she’s closing out one cycle and preparing to start the next:"

 
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The descent in the feminine process~

The descent in the feminine process~ | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

Depression comes as a gift that stops one from hurrying briskly, confidently into the market. Stops one from rushing to the shopping center to buy one more bargain blouse for an already overcrowded closet. Stops one from emptily mouthing what one no longer believes in anyway.

 

“Depression stops time… and one settles into one’s own waters as a sailing vessel without wind… without wind… without momentum…and one sinks into one’s depths.

PAT NOVAK's insight:

Understanding this  piece of the process is so important and often shut down too soon or avoided all together.

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Happy NEW MOON in Libra October 4th , 2013! Are You Ready For Change?

Happy NEW MOON in Libra October 4th , 2013! Are You Ready For Change? | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

*NEW MOON* is upon us…a new phase, a new slate and this one promises to be extremely potent. Some deep transformations under way, new incarnations, new pathways beckoning…. Here’s are MYSTIC MAMMA’s astral insights for this NEW MOON in Libra…First from the insightful Kelly Rosano:

“The Libra New Moon on October 4 is a potent New Moon.  In fact, this could be the most powerful New Moon in 2013. It is a grand square New Moon. That is four squares and two oppositions…”
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A Call to the Sacred Masculine: Ten Daring Invitations from the Divine Feminine.

A Call to the Sacred Masculine: Ten Daring Invitations from the Divine Feminine. | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it
If I am going act like a goddess, I want a man who acts like a god.

 

Yet all this talk lately of the goddess and the Divine Feminine seems like new-age wishful thinking, a fantasy archetype with as much to do with real life as Superwoman or the Fairy God Mother.

 

While goddess propagandists promote the unilateral concept of a spiritually elevated womanhood—strong but supple, decisive and nurturing, wild yet wise—glaringly absent is a call to the Sacred Masculine counterpoint.

 

Women can forever rally around each other, cheerleading new heights of intuitive and open-hearted power, but without the cooperation of menfolk stealing their own fire from the gods, we are preaching to the sistah choir.

 

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8 Wondrous Ways to Restore Your Wild Spirit.

8 Wondrous Ways to Restore Your Wild Spirit. | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

"Right now, I urge you to unravel the listless, rigid parts and feed your wild, because it is the wild you, not the barely alive, embedded-into-routine, zombie-like you that is now struggling for air. For turn on. For sweet prana. Restore the wild and the warrior."

 

You shouldn’t have to get sick or halt domesticity to find it; you just need to remember that you are human, still very much alive, and wickedly, wildly extraordinary.

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A Feminine Way To Manifest Your Dreams – Part 1

A Feminine Way To Manifest Your Dreams – Part 1 | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

Like any good doctor, I was indoctrinated early on in the masculine way to operate, not just in the operating room, but in the world.

 

The Rules 

Push.

Strive.

Put your ass in the chair until it’s done.

Make it happen.

Go for it.

Chase it.

Will it.

Put your nose to the grindstone.

No pain, no gain.

Grasp.

Clutch.

Cling to it if it feels like it’s slipping away.

If it’s not going well, try harder.

Succeed.

Win.

Triumph.

But for the love of God, never let ‘em see you sweat...

 

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NEW MOON in AQUARIUS February 10th 2013 + Year of WATER SNAKE

NEW MOON in AQUARIUS February 10th 2013 + Year of WATER SNAKE | GODDESSES AND WITCHES | Scoop.it

“Aquarius asks for us to embody who we truly are…Aquarius teaches us to be proud of our uniqueness, originality and diversity. You are irreplaceable. You are the one you have been waiting for. You have come to change the world. Be the change you want to see.

 

Where are you being called to make a difference? Are you ready to manifest your hopes and wishes?”“What are you resisting? We can acknowledge our fear and hesitancy. A life strategy for fear and hesitancy is to breathe deep, ground and center ourselves. Feel what it would be like to have what you are dreaming. When we feel our alignment with what we are manifesting. We then take that leap of faith into our new direction. Risk brings reward. It is better to try and fail than to live an unexpressed life.”

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