The 13th Moon 2020

By Phoenix the Elder – Greeting Dreamers, Healers, Empaths and Artists! We have finally reached the end of our seasonal lunar year! We have one more passage to go before the arrival of the Spring Equinox! Most astrologers treat the lunar path as if it were the sun, and use that knowledge and sun’s perspective….

Empaths & Conflict

By Phoenix the Elder – Its known by older Empaths that we attract Narcissistic types of people… because opposites attract. When I reached my mid-forties, philosophy, metaphysics, psychotherapy, Jungian contemplative thought and any Buddhist philosophy had no real place in my life anymore. This is because I had spent time studying them and I was…

Amazon Queens: Penthesilea

Compilation and Introductory comments by Phoenix the Elder – Where do you play out the warrior in your life? Is it rebellious or peaceful and grounded in its natures and  expression? Where is your anger and how do you heal that so you can become a spiritual warrior? Where have you had to be brave…

Third Moon of Winter 2020

By Phoenix – Greetings Dreamers, Healers, Artists and Empaths, we have now completed Mid-Winter and begin our final moon of winter on Friday, January 24, 2020. It is also the time of the Chinese New Year, on Saturday, January 25. And its the moon cycle of Valentine’s Day in the very independent and humanitarian lover…

When Fairy Tales, Wonder Tales and Magic Tales become real

By Phoenix – I like it when full circles return of any kind, even my own. This is no different for grandmother, who was demoted over three millenniums. By the 12th century her leadership of the world and shamanism cultures were invisible and completely forgotten except for a few old souls that remained. Same is…

Slavic Cuckoo Bird Mysteries

By Phoenix – I often hear very strange and different birds from around the world enter my personal space for specific reasons – but I have never had the Cuckoo Bird. I have had birds and even a manta rays travel as far away as Australia as messengers. Today I was making a folk doll…

Second Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix – Greeting dreamers, healers, artists and empaths, we begin our Second Moon of Winter on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. We move from a fire element to an earth element, so our groundedness will be supported energetically. The serious and somber Capricorn moon expresses its opposition in the Cancer energy and that makes for…

Moons of the Winter Solstice

By Phoenix the Elder – The three moons of Winter has many meanings over the millennium, both its light, equally to the harshness of winter itself. Death is no stranger as a complex symbol from the mundane to the spiritual. In this Illustration shown, death plays with the jester, the magician, sorcerer, clown or trickster…

The Evergreen Cult of Podłaźniczka

By Phoenix – I love trees like many people, but I was born to love evergreens, the large pine, wild cedar, semi desert juniper and fir. In the big trees I love oaks and sequoias and been blessed to live around these forests and meadows with their presence. The Pines and Cedars smell so wonderful…

Behind the Traditional Cloth

By Phoenix the Elder – I ran across some Kursk Embroidery from Russia and these particular designs are called “Months”. Kursk is South of Moscow in Russia near the Ukraine border.  There is a not a definite oral tradition explanation for these but they seem to represent growth of cycles. In nature, there is no seed that…

Marzanna 2020

By Phoenix the Elder – Its that time of year again to honor the Goddess of Winter, the Slavic Marzanna, Morena, Maslenitsa. The archaic night goddess and primal grandmother 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…

First Moon of Winter 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Happy New Moon Dreamers, Healers and Artists! The first moon of winter begins November 26, 2019 and I hope your last moon was gentle and forgiving. I calculate my “13 Moons of the Year” on seasonal shifts that occurs four times a year. That is the base to be precise (which…

Slavic Domovoi

By Phoenix the Elder – Autumn has come, which means the return of my apprentice’s Domovoi who has a name. He always returns around mid to late Autumn, and comes to my space, not hers. This year was no different and he arrived around the third week of Autumn. In 2015 he knocked on the…

Teas you should be drinking and teas you shouldn’t

Introduction by Phoenix the Elder – I found this to be a good article by Albert Lakey and Kitty Jay. For those who are not empaths, you do not really have to deal with a highly sensitive empathic body and lymph system (how all liquids flow and get dispersed in your body), so you may…

Third Moon of Autumn 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings dreamers, moon lovers, artists and healers, we are now deepen our experiences as we enter the 3rd and last Moon of Autumn, starting Sunday, October 27, 2019. The moon is sitting at 4° Scorpio this month and anyone who has done this work for two years or more, understands that…

Second Moon of Autumn 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings and Happy New Moon dream walkers. The next new moon begins on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in the sign of Libra. I am still pondering over how powerful the last three moons in summer were and how many changes have occurred. For newbies or those who need to refresh how…

Transformative Dreaming – Dream Analysis 101, 202 and 303

By Phoenix the Elder – I am a master dreamer and what that means is I have mastered lucid dreaming, astral travel, out of bodies, full out of bodies (death suspension), remote viewing in waking and night dreams in both my mental astral body (dreamer) and my Soul astral body (dreamer) which are very, different bodies….

First Moon of Autumn 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Dreamers, Healers, Spirit Seekers and Moon Lovers! The summer is coming to its end and I hope that your last moon of summer brought you some wisdom and changes that were healthy. I know they have for me, big changes at the end of the three summer moons. Our…

Thor’s Hammer and the 8th Harmonic

By Phoenix the Elder – Thor’s Hammer is called Mjolnir (pronounced ‘miol-neer’) and is perhaps one of the best known Norse mythology symbols. In astrology the symbolism also matches the Nordic meanings, but has more to do with where we struggle and where fate does not change that struggle, even if you overcome its challenges. I had…

Dreaming Mirrors

By Phoenix the Elder (Compilation and additions) – My intention with this article is not magic, but to inspire being conscious when it comes to rituals, practices and dreaming, especially if these are natural gifts. Since we all have past life karma, the complexities of dreaming or those applied to waking dreams (signs, synchronicity and…

The Folklore of Finding

By Phoenix the Elder – Finding things can be fun, sometimes mysterious and even abundant. They can also be very symbolic and a sign of what we are going through. They can also reflect the bigger picture of our life that are reminders of who we are. My eldest sister and I used to take walks…

Third Moon of Summer 2019

By Phoenix the Elder – Greetings Moon Lovers, Healers, Spirit Seekers! We enter our third and last moon of summer on Wed, July 31, 2019 with the Moon and Sun in Leo, conjunct at 8 degrees. This moon ends the six moon Season of Fire, and is also referred to as the Black Moon (third moons…

Cicada Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – Cicadas are very unique because they live in retreat and underground for most of their life. They are active underground, tunneling and feeding and not sleeping nor hibernating as commonly thought. They emerge from the ground as nymphs. Nymphs climb the nearest available tree, and begin to shed their nymph exoskeleton….

Grosbeak Totem

By Phoenix the Elder – I found a Black Headed Grosbeak Feather today after a month of great changes and it is a very welcoming sign today. These bird’s feathers are black and white on their wing and because they are both opposing colors they represent both our moon internal and sun external.  Grosbeaks represent as…