Welcome to » SOUTH direction! Summer arrived yesterday on the Summer Solstice – I enjoyed shamanic drumming last night as I watched the final dark clouds move over and the sun eventually set. Sometimes the drumming happily takes on a spirit of its own and I don't feel conscious of the beats, this was one of those occasions. Each rhythm had its own purpose and path.
Over the weekend we also experienced a Solar Eclipse in a Cancer New Moon, known as 'Ring of Fire'. Emotions are high in these energies, and emotions and water are tied to SOUTH. Unsurprisingly thunderstorms and rain were prominent last week in the lead up. I captured the main event in this short video I put together...
Staying hopeful has been tough through springtime, which ends this weekend with the longest day and Summer Solstice. A cycle ends and rotates into another. On many levels. If the end isn’t clear yet, (The Moon tarot card would be a good visual analogy here) the stones are already being laid, the light is yet to fall and reveal that path.
How I work, in EAST direction I focus on light, the sun, fire energy, spring, hope and courage.
As the past few months progressed I saw how vital it was we worked with opposing directions simultaneously in order to keep us properly balanced. Interestingly, I observed how those naturally unfolded around us.
The opposing direction is of course WEST, being introspection, perseverance, pause, maturity, death, the colour black, autumn, the physical, the body, earth element. Personally, I took my own pause, I fell silent, I tried to work hard on what I need to release and overcome, and what I need to accept and come to terms with. Many of us had little choice in that. [CONTINUED...]