cave of winds

Hello, lovely people…
Today’s reading is from The Shaman’s Oracle by John Matthews and Wil Kinghan.
It is activated when you read it, with the intent of guidance on the path towards highest possible good of all.

Now a bit about this great deck…

The midworld, our reality, is represented by the palm of the hand.
 Five cards are drawn to represent the five caves (fingers of the hand) or gateways to the spirit realm.
 These cards are based on the symbolic language of petroglyphs and the shamans vision quest.

I will give you the meaning of the caves (position of cards), and leave the meanings printed on the cards, and the petroglyphs to speak for themselves.
Note: most of the cards I pulled are energetic, expressive dancers- symbolic of the energies world-wide
Dancers = energy and expression, dancing to express emotions and raise the self to a more spiritual level

Ancestor = holders of primal wisdom, the whole tribe, Earthkinds source of wisdom through the ages (this includes animals and Gaia)

Shaman = messengers of becoming, the walkers between worlds

Cave of Ice/Spirits : manifestation, blessings, purification, forces that will not be stopped.

Cave of Winds/ Shamans : Beginnings, the place of unrealized possibilities, transcendence

 Cave of Hearthfires/Dancers : Home, protection, magic and gifts of spirits, transformation, power and it’s dangers, the present.

Cave of Rivers/Hunters : Emotion, boundaries, time passing, shifts of emphasis.

 Cave of Earth/ Ancestors : Entrance to the otherworld, trial & challenge, initiation, power that can manifest in the seekers world.

Message from spirit (card at the bottom of deck)



I have long been interested in the martyred saints even though I am not catholic.  Pictured on the postcard below is Saint Jude, one of the 12 apostles of Christ.  He was martyred along with Saint Simon for bringing the gospel to Persia.

Saint Jude’s attribute is a club. He is also often shown in icons with a flame around his head. This represents his presence at Pentecost, when he received the Holy Spirit with the other apostles. Another common attribute is Jude holding an image of Jesus Christ, in the image of Edessa. In some instances he may be shown with a scroll or a book (the Epistle of Jude) or holding a carpenter’s rule.

Jude is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances, just as their forefathers had done before them. Therefore, he is the patron saint of desperate cases and his feast day is October 28.
You ever seen a catholic calendar ? – filled  with feast days.  That’s a lot of martyred saints.  eep.  That’s kinda creepy.
I have a book of patron saints, This Saints for You, guaranteed to fascinate, promise!  Saints can help you sell your house, have a successful garage sale, or if you work with explosives, call on Saint Barbara.  No kidding. 

You ever read messages of thanks to St. Jude in your local free reader or mixed in with the want ads ?
These people are giving thanks to St. Jude because their prayers have been answered.

I found the postcard above while perusing a second hand shop with my college roomie.  I was sick at the time, had been for quite awhile, and being a Beatles fan, and  a big Julian Lennon fan, (Paul wrote the song for him.) I popped a few bucks and took it home.

Hey, what can it hurt to have a little help from your friends, right ?
Well…I started carrying it around and I got better.

Thank you Saint Jude, my prayers were answered.

Martyrs are ruled by Saturn, and saints, Neptune.  Neptune is my most highly aspected planet with squares straight to Leo (ruled by Sun, the solar life force) in the 8th.  The 8th house is death, rebirth, the phoenix rising from the ashes stronger.
Makes sense with the saints, now doesn’t it.  Rising from the ashes, even stronger after death.  Millions pray to them to intercede on their behalf.

Saint Jude is Aquarian, or rather miracles are Uranian and Neptunian, and he fits the bill.  My biggie Neptune is in Scorpio (the occult) on the 11th house (natural house of Aquarius), so a fascination with martyrs (my Neptune square the 8th and death), saints and miracles.

I am Saturn (martyrs) ruled, and have Venus (love, art) conjunct Jupiter (faith) in the 8th (death) square Neptune (miracles).  I am also a big fan of incense, (Mars rules- which in my chart is on the healing 12th), and bells (Venus rules) to clear and bless the energy in the room.

I have Mars (desires, action) in Sagittarius (faith) which is on my 12th house of mysticism.   So, very spiritual, but not conforming to any religious groups. (My Sun /spirit conjunct Uranus of the free and untamed in the 9th house of faith.)

This is what fascinates me about astrology, it explains soOo much when you learn it.  My friend and client was amazed by her current transits info.
“You can see all that?”     ~Yes.   Cool, yeah ?!
Miraculous ~ the universe ~ macro to micro.
Divine. / Divination.
Neptune rules !

(I would be remiss if I did not add that I was bemoaning the very Neptunian chart I have been blessed/cursed with just yesterday (or the day before, I can’t remember !- ha ! Neptune rules fog; Mercury memory) but today I am looking at it differently, not suffering quite so much – feeling more inspired.)

Thanks to my new friend clareflourish who inspired this post by providing this incredible link to Medieval icons. <- sorry, broken link try this one.

I thank you !
Merry Meet & Blessed Be.


Making Waves

We have a lovely Pisces (Neptune rules) Moon (feelings, public) conjunct chiron (healer) and Neptune (oceans).
Moon and Neptune both trine (harmony) Mercury (messenger of the gods) and Venus (love).
Neptune (oceans) trine Saturn (conservation).

I was cruising Radiohead info and found this great site Project Oceans.

I love it that Radiohead is so incredibly environmentally active – refusing to jet across the globe to play in a television studio – they dial it in – pointedly explaining why to do otherwise is ludicrous.
oh yeah baby I dig you.  My Saturn has a crush on your Saturn. 

Obviously, I’m not done talking about how great Thom Yorke (click here for more Thom) is, so pull up a seat Radioheads..!
Thom has Mercury, Venus and Neptune in Scorpio.  Intense and powerfully perceptive, he is able to read the collective pulse (Mercury, Neptune, Venus in Scorp) of unconscious human need (Mercury opp Moon) and forge (Pluto rules Scorp) new tools for building a more environmentally (Saturn conjunct Moon) sound future for us all.

That Virgo stellium is a powerhouse !
Virgos appreciate life in all its forms.  They see the web of life, the sacred patterns present from the micro to the macro scale.  They are earthy healers here to serve and protect.

Thom has Virgo Mars (desires, action), Jupiter (hope, philosophy) conjunct Pluto (the big game-changer, regeneration) and Uranus (the wild and free).  He is progressive and pioneering, a leader in the environmental movement from a musicians standpoint.  The band has taken solid steps to cut the amount of carbon emissions they produce during touring, as well as backing ecowatch groups and artists programs raising awareness on global warming.

Thom has Libra Sun (balance) opposite Aries Moon which is conjunct Saturn (Earth).  Moon and Saturn have a Mars flavor which brings a militant attitude toward finding balance with the public (Moon) and Earth (Saturn).

Libra Sun opposite Aries Moon conjunct Saturn – all are in Cardinal signs – they are initiating plans of action and making waves.

Thom is a number 5 life path, and has a 5 Sun.
5= Change, flux and adjustment
His Moon is 7 = Divine order, the mystical, a turning point.
Sevens are the triumph of spirit over matter.

Spirit (Sun) in the sign of balance (Libra) using art and music (Venus rules) to shine a reflection toward the masses (Moon) of what humankind is unconsciously doing to our (Mother, Moon) planet (Saturn, Earth).

I’m glad you were born to spin around on the planet with us, thank you.



The Dharma wheel represents the teachings of Buddha.  The wheel is round symbolizing the completeness of Buddhas teachings, the spokes are wisdom, the hub is discipline, nirvana.

Four Noble Truths

1. Life means suffering
2. The origin of suffering is attachment
3. The cessation of suffering is attainable.
4. The path to non-attachment, the Eight-fold path. (Middle Path)

The Noble Eight-fold path

1.  Right View
2.  Right Intention
3.  Right Speech
4.  Right Action
5.  Right Livelihood
6.  Right Effort
7.  Right Mindfulness
8.  Right Concentration

The Middle path is walking in balance between the worlds of self-indulgence and self-denial.  Through discipline of the heart and mind, nirvana may be reached by realizing all things are transient.
It is the art of  l e t t i n g   g o  . . .

Sun (ego) continues to oppose Uranus (changes) as both square (tension) Pluto (death and rebirth).
It is soon a dark moon and time to release the old and manifest the new.
All blessings to you in this dark moon of change.



Source Vibrations
“We employ sacred geometric sound design, integrating golden mean mathematics, universal harmonics, and solfeggio frequencies for establishing resonant fields of internal coherence.

Embedded with mathematically tuned brainwave entrainment technology, our music promotes hemisphere synchronization, cognitive and bio-energetic evolution, sonically entraining the structures of consciousness into the transcendent frequencies of the Source.”
The pineal gland is associated with the Sahasrara (crown) chakra.
Its prime function is transcendence, enlightenment and cosmic understanding.
This frequency will engender love and compassion, peace and harmony.

gonna turn out the lights go fullscreen and chill…

be at ease

I pulled these cards for my readers, with the intention that the reading will deliver guidance on the path towards the most benevolent outcome for all.  This reading is activated when you read this post.

I call this layout Foundation of Strength , the bottom two cards are the foundation; the resulting strength is indicated in the single card above.

 IX- Aloneness
befriend your quiet stillness, listen to what your heart whispers teach you, unfold the divine wisdom within, fully embrace your aloneness…
Be a light unto yourself ‘ – Buddha 

< Slowing Down
let go of attachments and illusions, be free of expectations, find joy and beauty in each moment, each breath of life.  The essence is at ease.

XXI – Completion
insightful third eye understands the whole : self, life, cosmos, endings and beginnings present in each moment

namaste ~

mystical tone drone


The official term for the use of sound and music as a spiritual path is Nada Yoga, which literally translates as “Sound Yoga”.   Nada Yoga or Sound Yoga, with its impressive two-thousand-year documented history, is as formidable as Hatha yoga, the popular yoga of postures, stretches, and breathing techniques practiced widely today.

Etymologically, Nada is sound in the form of pitch, tone, and drone, while Shabda is sound in the form of word, meaning, and language.

Sound, in and of itself, is capable of awakening deep states of mystical consciousness that lead to healing and spiritual transformation, sound itself is a legitimate “yoga” or path, with its own unique capabilities for mystical union and self-realization.  – Russill Paul
Tonight’s sky~ Venus (vocal sound, art, love, singers) is conjunct Sun (spirit) in healing Virgo opposite Neptune (healing, higher octave of Venus) in Aquarius (innovative change) conjunct Chiron (wounded healer) in Pisces (spiritual healers).

Om Mani Padme Hum


I think that many of the great scientists in the past have been very spiritual in their way of life. Michael Faraday, for example, who discovered electromagnetism, was an extremely spiritual man, an extremely good man. Newton was preoccupied as much with the nature of the divine, and the divine will and purpose and presence in the universe, as he was with science. Even Descartes was very interested in theology and spirituality. If you look back through the history of science, many of the greatest scientists have in fact combined these two.

It’s not a particular set of ideas or doctrines which constitute science. It’s a method of inquiry, the idea of building on what has gone before and exploring by experiment, and also an openness to new ideas. And that, I think, is completely compatible with a spiritual view of things. I don’t think you can prove some of these spiritual truths by scientific means.  ~ Rupert Sheldrake