Archive for December, 2011

Thirteen Crystal Skulls: Ancient Meets the Present

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I first heard of the Thirteen Mayan crystal skulls many years ago when I read Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas’s book “The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls.”  In it they told about an ancient Native American legend that told of 13 life-sized crystal skulls that held information on mankind’s true purpose and destiny.  The prophecy further said that these skulls would be discovered and their information revealed when humanity was developed enough to hear it.

So I was fascinated when a friend happened to tell me a few days ago of Mayan Elders pilgrimaging from New York City to Los Angeles from October 27th ~ November 11th and making stops at many sacred sites along the way to  “reawaken the Spirit of the North American Continent so that it can reclaim itself as the sacred ground in whose soil would be sown the seeds for the enlightenment of all mankind.”

Wow! 

But that’s not all.  In collaboration with Cirque de Soleil, ‘Google’, NBC, Santana, Elevate Films, and others, there will be special performances in 2012 on the Equinoxes and Solstices to carry the Crystal Skull’s messages to everyone around the world.

Themes of these performances will embody the ancient wisdom of the Great Shift of the Ages, the mysteries of the heart and how the heart is connected to the awakening of human consciousness.

Prophecy has also said that when the Spirits of the Skulls are ceremonially awakened, ancient wisdom, that has been preserved in it’s crystalline matrix for eons, will enter our collective consciousness with knowledge of everything that has occurred on the planet during the last 26,000 years.

I’m looking forward to that.

 

About the Author…
 Barbara-Lynn Freed has over twenty years experience in Shamanism and teaches a 3 year Shamanic apprenticeship called Resurrecting the Old Ways:  Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship.  To find out more about this program and how to sign-up visit her website.

Mistletoe: An Ancient Custom

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

As the Winter Holiday Season approaches, I am reminded of the Mistletoe plant that many of you probably have growing in your midst without even knowing it. Mistletoe, commonly known as the “kissing plant” is hung up in a doorway or light fixture where lovers can pass underneath and kiss their partner.

Mistletoe is actually a parasitic plant that grows on the high branches of many kinds of trees, and if you are observant enough, you can see it’s characteristic green foliage in contrast to it’s host’s leaves. As an evergreen Mistletoe especially stands out during the winter months when deciduous trees loose their leaves. Because of this, it was believed in ancient times that this plant had life-giving energy and the power to bestow fertility.

From this grew the popular European idea of having good luck in marriage when lovers kissed under it. Oak mistletoe was highly venerated by the Druids and ancient Germans, and thought to have mystical properties such as protection from evil spirits, witches, poison and lightning. So our custom of decorating with mistletoe at Christmas and Solstice is a survival of the Druid and other pre-Christian traditions.

So the next time you’re out in the woods, look up and see if you can see the Mistletoe.

 

About the Author…
 Barbara-Lynn Freed has over twenty years experience in Shamanism and teaches a 3 year Shamanic apprenticeship called Resurrecting the Old Ways:  Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship.  To find out more about this program and how to sign-up visit her website.

Astrological Update: December 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Remember, Mercury will continue to be retrograde until December 14th, so don’t start any new projects or sign contracts until after that date. Get ready for a dynamic day on December 10th that also holds far reaching affects with a Full Moon, total Lunar Eclipse, at 18 degrees Gemini.

Folks from Alaska, northern Canada, to Australia, New Zealand, and central and eastern Asia will be able to view the eclipse for it’s entire 51 minute duration. Viewers in most of North America and Hawaii will see the moon set still in eclipse, while people on the west coast of the US and Canada will see the beginning of totality just as the moon disappears below the horizon.

This eclipse will pack a punch on all types of communication, giving an assortment of mixed messages. Mercury retrograde and the lunar eclipse will try to blunt what we want to say, while Uranus moving direct on that day, will give birth to new, spontaneous ideas, opportunities and the spirit of adventure.  And the Full Moon in Gemini can give us a vacillating, although quick witted and resourceful thoughts.

Venus at 16 degrees Capricorn also forms a quincunx to the Moon and Eclipse at 18 degrees Gemini. This awkward aspect may exemplify our feelings of inadequacy with our values, appearance, relationships, and self-worth.  Also in the mix is Mars at 13 degrees Virgo squaring the Sun and Moon, adding impulsive behavior, emotional turmoil, independence, frustration and anger.

Whew! I think this is a good to stay out of trouble by staying in bed all day.

Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year happens on December 21, and the New Moon at 2 degrees Capricorn occurs on Christmas Eve. Although this earthy moon favors practical activities, it will be conjunct (close together) to Pluto and square (challenge) to Uranus. Again watch out for your emotions and do your inner work as emotional depth, moodiness and emotional excitement abound.

And finally some good news! Christmas day Jupiter ends it’s four month retrograde period, marking the return of light, hope and optimism for the future