Mercury & L’anima Mercurii

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – My progressed moon is now in Gemini for the next two years and this is the second time in my life, because progressed Moons and Saturn returns follow the same timed cycle. Its progressing through my 8th house, where all the Gemini fixed stars sit in my chart,  and…

The Golden Flower

Master Lu-tsu said there are many kinds of confirmation experiences and one must not content oneself with small demands, but must rise to the acceptance that all living creatures have to be redeemed. One must not be trivial and irresponsible in the heart, but must try to strive to make deeds prove your own words….

Slavic Months & Moons

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – My dedication in life are my teaching after forty years of death initiations as a Dreamer (last level of a shaman). As an elder now, I begin to receive my past experiences and hindsight into wisdom, be that expression wisdom or creativity, or dedications to help my clients or…

The Old Gromnica, a Season of Transition, Winter to Spring

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – When I celebrate gromnitsa / gromnica, I do not do it for one night, I do the ritual like I do my Marzanna, I do it over the entire winter season. I light my candles (three to ten candles) every night in my home from the First Full Moon…

Third Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Moon Lovers, Artists, Dreamers and Empaths, we finally made it to the last Moon of Winter, the last of our Seasonal year. It begins Monday, February 4th 2019 as we now prepare for a transformation of seasons, the death of winter and the rebirth of spring. Winter begins to fade,…

Uranus In Taurus (2018-2026)

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Generally, the four years of the Uranus opposition for everyone called the midlife transformation or midlife crisis,  brings changes, challenges and reclaiming or finding one’s truth. This is true for Uranus in Taurus. As an Aquarian Sun in the Gemini house, opposite Uranus, born from a father who was Aquarian conjunct…

The Snake and the Dream

Old Russian Folktale – In a certain land there was a King who had a dream and as he slept, he saw a fox hanging by the tail of the roof of the palace. When he awoke he remembered his dream and couldn’t get it out of his mind. At last he called his counselors…

The Nature of Neptune and Neptunian Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming –  Neptune is the most elusive, dreamy and Illusionary experience that one can live in a lifetime. For a long time I have said “Pluto may rule Hell, but Neptune is Hell” and I say this after being saturated for a long time by the influences of this energy. From…

Second Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings dreamers, moon lovers, soul keepers and artists, happy new moon… I hope you had a nice holiday with your family, friends or those who prefer the solitude. We now enter our 2nd New Moon of Winter… Midwinter. For the new people here, directions for this lunar work-study is…

Slavic Winter Divinations

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I have been a huge practitioner of divination for myself and for clients and apprentices, so much so, that I have them as part of my folk healing medicine bag. I continued to work with divination because my path required so much support, assistance and healing this lifetime. I have…

The Ural Chudi 

Various Articles… Numerous legends about the “Chud,” about the “Chud people, ” have a peculiar fate. Having arisen on the basis of real facts and events in the period of the formation of Old Russian statehood and the first campaigns of Novgorod to the northeast, these legends then gained an independent life , being brightly…

First Moon of Winter & Winter Solstice 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Moon Lovers, Healers, Artists and Dreamers! We have arrived at our first New Moon of Winter, starting Dec. 7, 2018 including the Winter Solstice, Friday, Dec 21st and our first Full Moon of Winter on Dec 22nd. You have completed another Season of Intentions (six new and full…

Marzanna – Goddess of Winter

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter – Marzanna, an archaic night goddess and primal connection to her shamanistic and animistic mysteries of the past, present and future. These pre-religious rites are still done in very simple ways today and I hope you join us…

The Spiritual Realms of Water

Study of Slavic Mythology, Università Degli Studi Di Udine Dipartimento Di Lingue e letterature straniere, Udine, Italia & Znanstvenoraziskovalni Center Slovenske Akadue Znanosti in Umetnosti Inštitut za Slovensko Narodopisje, Ljubljana, Slovenia Ovenija. In Memoriam of Milko Matičetov… The area of Pomerania, the north-western part of modern Poland, is symbolically surrounded by three major rivers: the Vistula from the east, the Oder…

Third Moon of Autumn 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Welcome dreamers, artists, healers and  moon lovers… our last New Moon of Autumn begins Wednesday the 7th of November, 2018 and will be followed by the Full Moon on Friday the 23rd of November. I hope you felt supported last moon cycle with any struggle, difficult choice or challenge, as…

Shopluk feat Santigold

Shopi is a regional term for the South Slavic people, self-identifying as Bulgarians, Macedonians and Serbs. The areas traditionally inhabited by the Shopi is called Shopluk (Шоплук, Shopluk, srb. Šopluk), a mesoregion, roughly where Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia countries meet.   The Shopluk is a mountainous area on the borders of Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, of…

Goddess of the Sea: Salacia & Amphitrite

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –I love the goddesses of the sea, the rivers and the oceans, there is just something so primal in the root of the goddess long before word or written languages appeared. In ancient Roman and Greek mythology, one such goddess was Salacia (asteroid #120347) and Amphitrite (asteroid #29), her Greek…

Second Moon of Autumn 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Greetings dreamers, artists, healers, moon lovers, it’s the new moon time again. Our Second New Moon of Autumn begins on Monday, the 8th of October, 2018 at 15° Libra and the Full Moon is October 24. How did you handle that rising magnetic energy last month? Was it a little more intense than…

Acorn Folklore

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This Autumn we have had an abundant of Acorns in the Pacific Northwest and in folklore, it means that we are going to have a mighty winter. The Sacred Oak Trees all grow from these little tiny acorns, which the squirrel is the one who graciously plants them in…

Goddess of Sobriety

By Phoenix and Burnt Stone of Elder Mountain – There is a pandemic going on in this world, a drug pandemic, a crime of pain, not passion, that is unfelt and unresolved in the expansion of the pharmaceutical phenomena. Meds, Drugs, Shamanic Plants, Shamanic Drugs, Pot, Hybrid Pot… all at the cost of destruction of the…

First Moon of Autumn & Autumn Equinox 2018

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, we have three events on this first full moon of Autumn. The Autumn Equinox on Saturday, September 22, along with Libra in Mercury from September 22 – October 9 and the Full Moon of Autumn, on Monday September 24, 2018. These are very strong communication scenarios for the…

The Golden Ecliptic, Pluto conjuncts her own South Node

This article is written by my fellow west coast astrologer Cerena in Santa Barbara, CA, check out her website. I shared her article because its an extremely important event, along with the Royal Star Regulus. We also have the Pluto return of the US chart, right after Pluto conjuncts its south node. A Pluto Return takes…

Soul of the Empath

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – We empaths are a complicated mess for many years until we get serious about our the commitment to our emotional healing journey.  Someone had asked a question about changing from a mental government, to an empath government. My answer was no, because the path of the empath is very…

First Moon of Autumn 2018

By Phonenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings moon dreamers, thanks for returning for some more moon medicine this month. We start our second year of the Moontime Culture and the “First Moon of Autumn” starts Sunday, September 9, 2018. The Autumn Equinox is Saturday, the 22nd of September. Its been a long summer and I hope…