Posts Tagged ‘Clean Water’

A pregnant West Virginia blogger contemplates CHANGES — to her past, her future, and her water

This is a thoughtful and poignant post by a woman whose life has dramatically changed due to the WV chemical spill poisoning the waters there. In light of some of my other posts about water as something sacred and worth protecting, I thought I’d share her story, since it puts some humanity into an otherwise abstract concept. Prayers for the safe delivery of her unborn child, as well as the safe delivery of her family into a healing, life-giving situation. Prayers for all of those affected in WV and elsewhere. I am concerned that this is just the beginning of the water wars. We best begin searching our hearts, minds and higher selves for protections and solutions. Unlike fresh water, this issue won’t just evaporate on its own.

Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to ….

Some recent water stories for your consideration:

“Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water.” That headline actually ran in July 2010 on Natural News in an article that details how diverting rainwater from your roof is severely restricted in many Western States. What I found most interesting, especially in light of the video I posted yesterday was this little tidbit about Utah:

“After constructing a large rainwater collection system at his new dealership to use for washing new cars, Miller found out that the project was actually an ‘unlawful diversion of rainwater.’ Even though it makes logical conservation sense to collect rainwater for this type of use since rain is scarce in Utah, it’s still considered a violation of water rights which apparently belong exclusively to Utah’s various government bodies.

“‘Utah’s the second driest state in the nation. Our laws probably ought to catch up with that,’ explained Miller in response to the state’s ridiculous rainwater collection ban.

“Salt Lake City officials worked out a compromise with Miller and are now permitting him to use ‘their’ rainwater, but the fact that individuals like Miller don’t actually own the rainwater that falls on their property is a true indicator of what little freedom we actually have here in the U.S. (Access to the rainwater that falls on your own property seems to be a basic right, wouldn’t you agree?)”

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/029286_rainwater_collection_water.html#ixzz2ne0EJQNz

For those who didn’t watch the entire video yesterday, the Corbett Report reveals how the NSA data collection facility in Utah will require 1.7 million gallons of water per day in order to run. The city of Bluffdale, Utah supplies that water, so there’s now a movement to demand that Bluffdale stop providing material support to violators of the Fourth Amendment. Water — one of the four sacred elements — has become a point of power. In the “second driest state in the nation” does it make any sense to divert 1.7 million gallons per day for a spying program that no one but a bunch of paranoid control freaks and bought off politicians want to run? (Pro-NSA Congressional voters got twice the defense industry campaign contributions.)

Spying is one thing, and could (and does) have its own posts, but water, ah, water, we would do well to remember and reclaim your value. I posted a couple weeks ago about ho’oponopono as a spiritual offering to heal the waters. That’s one level of healing, but we would be wise to honor water, by purifying, protecting, preserving and conserving it. With the Gulf Oil “Spill,” Corexit “clean-up” nightmare, Fukushima, fracking and God/dess knows what else, I’ve had this issue of poisoned and controlled water on my radar for awhile. I’ve also watched with growing concern Nestle CEO’s comments and actions supporting the idea that “Water is not a human right; [it] should be privatized.” Reading “The Fifth Sacred Thing,” by Starhawk, has amplified my awareness of the control mechanism working behind the scenes. In that book — a realistic vision of what could easily happen when water wars become more overt than they already are — water becomes the key to totalitarian control.

I just ran across this under the radar news in the Midwest, an area that has suffered droughts, but which seems to have lots of available water in the Great Lakes:

“A little more than a year ago, The Center for Western Journalism ran a story on Obama’s war on America’s fresh water supply. People scoffed and called the outlet doomsdayers and Obama naysayers, but now, it appears their warnings may have been accurate, as record low levels for the American Great Lakes have been reported.

“The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers reported earlier this year that Lake Huron and Lake Michigan have achieved their lowest water levels since records for such information began being kept back in 1918. In spite of the record low levels, the Obama administration has still given the go-ahead to export water from the lakes to China for commercial sale, to the tune of between half a million and nearly two million dollars a day in profits. Nestle corporation, a Swiss company, is also sold water from the Great Lakes.

“Little known to many, is the fact that the Great Lakes hold roughly 20% of the world’s fresh water supply, and much of that water is being exported to other countries due to a loop hole being exploited by the Obama administration. Knowing how precious fresh water is, and how rare it is in much of the rest of the world, former U.S. President George W. Bush set aside the water in the Great Lakes to be protected. However, the Obama administration has relabeled the water in the lakes a ‘commodity’ which allows them to sell it, which is what they are doing.

“In the past, only third world countries struggled with fresh water supplies. This was a harsh reality in rough parts of the world that Americans had always been sheltered from. But now that the Obama administration has allowed for the privatization of America’s water sources, Americans too may someday soon understand the struggles of simply obtaining fresh water.” (source)

I could spend all morning linking to articles to prove my point, but I’d rather use this information to pivot back towards what I do want. In a world where collecting rain water from our own roofs is (or likely will eventually become) illegal, what can we do? First, we can collect water while we still can. We can also align ourselves with the sacred element of water. We can learn to work with Nature like natives have done for millennia — rain dancing, speaking with the Undines — the water elementals and asking for their support. In exchange, we can do our part to demand an end to fracking, to demand implementation of solutions to Fukushima and to stop thinking of the ocean as our personal dumping grounds. We can stop using toxic cleaning products, and we can convert our water hogging lawns into native landscaping, or –better yet — edible yards.

We can learn permaculture principles that help to make the most natural use of water, through digging swales, enriching our soil so it can hold more water, and using loads of mulch, especially wood mulch, which can absorb massive amounts of water and then release it like a sponge as needed. Organic mulch like wood, leaves or straw also enriches soil and keeps it cooler, a double whammy for water conservation. We can plant more trees and create microclimates that foster water retention. (The book, “Gaia’s Garden” is a good place to turn for inspiration and instructions.)

We can press for more mainstream options to our outmoded and incredibly wasteful sewage system. Things like humanure and composting toilets, or even something as simple as collecting your urine in a bottle and dumping it onto your compost pile or diluting it to fertilize your plants — all of these things reduce the amount of water we waste every single day. Low flow washing machines and shower heads, fixing any obvious drips or leaks, adding a stone to the tanks of higher flow toilets to displace some of the gallons used to flush — conserving water in our homes allows more for gardening and drinking.

I will leave you with a message from the Hopi and a water Rune. This last part is repeated from an earlier post on water, but their petition has still not received quite enough signatures:

Here’s the Hopi message to our world:

“The Hopi call on all people from around the world to protect the element of water, life itself, for all people, for all life on this planet.

“We, the Traditional Hopi people as Caretakers of the land are asking you to now come forward in your communities to protect the waters in your area as well as help us stop the United States Senate from passing Senate Bill 2109.

“For the first time in history the True Hopi Leaders of the Mother Village of Shungopavi are speaking to the public. They share a warning for the world that the Prophecies of the their Ancestors is now taking place.

“Each year we plant our Sacred Corn in the dry sand fields of the Arizona desert. Calling for the rain clouds to come and bless our people, our crops and all the world in our Ceremonies. We follow in the footsteps of our Ancestors we have followed for thousands of years.

“We the True Traditional Hopi Indians of Arizona request respectfully an immediate and complete stop to Senate Bill 2109 from being passed. This Bill and its companion Bill will give private corporations the rights to our water with immunity to pollute, waste and sell the element of life itself, water.

“Your support is needed to stop the prophecies of our Ancestors from unfolding and protect all life on the planet. This is a warning to the world, if the waters are taken from our people, the world will dry up.

“WE THE HOPI PEOPLE ARE OPPOSED TO THIS BILL

“Join us in Protecting Life, Protecting the Future and Protecting the Life of Water.”

For more information: www.traditionalhopi.org

email: HopiPetition@traditionalhopi.org

email: elders@traditionalhopi.org

Here’s a link to the petition itself.

Remembering to recognize and honor the sacred element of water brings balance and flow to life. It can also make you more aware of the beauty and interconnectedness of all things. You can click here to read a magickal story that happened during the 2011 drought, and here’s some information on the Rune I mention in that post:

Leguu, also called LAF, Lagu, or Laguz, is the oldest Rune, symbolizing water, flow and laughter. When you feel dry inside or outside, brittle, unable to laugh or connect with the Source of all abundance, you can draw upon this Rune to shift your energy. Motion it over a drink or scratch it onto the land; form sticks into this shape. Runes are not just for divination! They are building blocks of the Universe. LAF will calm your emotions, allowing more positive manifestations in your life. Create and flow:

Leguu/LAF/Lagu

Yes, we face challenges from those who do recognize the power of water, as well as from our own negligence in caring for this precious element. Fortunately, we can transform this situation through multiple levels of awareness, intention, healing, and action. May we each do our part.

“All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.” ~Kabir

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

Thank you, Ann, for posting this. I have wondered when the Indigenous Elders and Medicine People would start sounding louder alarms about Fukushima. Privately, I’ve been telling friends, “We are at ‘evolve or die’ time.” The first person who taught me Runes had many friends among Native American Elders, and he was fond of their saying, “The Law is the Law.” I hear echoes of that in the Council Statement below about “Original Instructions.” In context of reports of a strange comet-planet, Fukushima, the BP Oil “Spill” and all the other environmental atrocities that have just become everyday life, par for the course, this statement reminds me again of the Blue and Red Star Kachina Prophecies that those who return to the Old Ways and honor the Earth will be spared the cleanse.

Something’s gotta give. Contrary to most people’s comfortable belief: Earth does not require humanity for her own transmutation. May the Shift Hit The Fan. And soon.

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

View the original statement with signatures here (PDF): COUNCIL_FUKUSHIMA_STATEMENT_OCT_2013.

Council Statement

This statement reflects the wisdom of the Spiritual People of the Earth, of North and South America, working in unity to restore peace, harmony and balance for our collective future and for all living beings. This statement is written in black and white with a foreign language that is not our own and does not convey the full depth of our concerns.

The Creator created the People of the Earth into the Land at the beginning of
Creation and gave us a way of life. This way of life has been passed down
generation-to-generation since the beginning. We have not honored this way of
life through our own actions and we must live these original instructions in order
to restore universal balance and harmony. We are a part of Creation;
thus, if we break the Laws of Creation, we destroy ourselves.

We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold
the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our
umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source of life, not a
resource to be exploited. We speak on behalf of all Creation today, to communicate an
urgent message that man has gone too far, placing us in the state of survival. We warned
that one day you would not be able to control what you have created. That day is here.
Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path
of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf
oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and
the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. In
addition, these activities and development continue to cause the deterioration and
destruction of sacred places and sacred waters that are vital for Life.

Powerful technologies are out of control and are threatening the future of all life

The Fukushima nuclear crisis alone is a threat to the future of humanity. Yet, our concern
goes far beyond this single threat. Our concern is with the cumulative and
compounding devastation that is being wrought by the actions of human beings around
the world. It is the combination of resource extraction, genetically modified organisms,
moral failures, pollution, introduction of invasive species and much much more that are
threatening the future of life on Earth. The compounding of bad decisions and their
corresponding actions are extremely short-sighted. They do not consider the future
generations and they do not respect or honor the Creator’s Natural Law. We strongly
urge for the governmental authorities to respond with an open invitation to work and
consult with us to solve the world’s problems, without war. We must stop waging war
against Mother Earth, and ourselves.

We acknowledge that all of these devastating actions originated in human beings who are
living without regard for the Earth as the source of life. They have strayed from the
Original Instructions by casting aside the Creator’s Natural Law. It is now critical for
humanity to acknowledge that we have created a path to self destruction. We must restore
the Original Instructions in our lives to halt this devastation.

The sanctity of the Original Instructions has been violated. As a result, the Spiritual
People of the Earth were called ceremonially to come together at the home of the Sacred
White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle. These Spiritual Leaders and those that carry great
responsibility for their people from both North and South America came together with the
sacred fire for four days at the end of September 2013 to fulfill their sacred
responsibilities. During this time it was revealed that the spirit of destruction gained its’
strength by our spiritually disconnected actions. We are all responsible in varying
degrees for calling forth this spirit of destruction, thus we are all bound to begin
restoring what we have damaged by helping one another recover our sacred
responsibility to the Earth. We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, offer our
spiritual insight, wisdom and vision to the global community to help guide the actions
needed to overcome the current threats to all life.

We only have to look at our own bodies to recognize the sacred purpose
of water on Mother Earth. We respect and honor our spiritual relationship
with the lifeblood of Mother Earth. One does not sell or contaminate their
mother’s blood. These capitalistic actions must stop and we must recover
our sacred relationship with the Spirit of Water.

The People of the Earth understand that the Fukushima nuclear crisis continues to
threaten the future of all life. We understand the full implications of this crisis even with
the suppression of information and the filtering of truth by the corporate owned media
and Nation States. We strongly urge the media, corporations and Nation States to
acknowledge and convey the true facts that threaten us, so that the international
community may work together to resolve this crisis, based on the foundation of Truth.
We urge the international community, government of Japan and TEPCO to unify efforts
to stabilize and re-mediate the nuclear threat posed at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear
power plant. To ensure that the Japanese government and TEPCO are supported with
qualified personnel and information, we urge the inclusion of today’s nuclear experts
from around the world to collaborate, advise and provide technical assistance to prevent
further radioactive contamination or worse, a nuclear explosion that may have
apocalyptic consequences.

The foundation for peace will be strengthened by restoring the Original Instructions in ourselves

Prophecies have been shared and sacred instructions were given. We, the People of the
Earth, were instructed that the original wisdom must be shared again when imbalance
and disharmony are upon Mother Earth. In 1994 the sacred white buffalo, the giver of
the sacred pipe, returned to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people bringing forth the
sacred message that the winds of change are here. Since that time many more
messengers in the form of white animals have come, telling us to wake up my children. It
is time. So listen for the sacred instruction.

All Life is sacred. We come into Life as sacred beings. When we abuse the
sacredness of Life we affect all Creation.

We urge all Nations and human beings around the world to work with us, the Original
Caretakers of Mother Earth, to restore the Original Instructions and uphold the
Creator’s Natural Law as a foundation for all decision making, from this point forward.
Our collective future as human beings is in our hands, we must address the Fukushima
nuclear crisis and all actions that may violate the Creator’s Natural Law. We have
reached the crossroads of life and the end of our existence. We will avert this potentially
catastrophic nuclear disaster by coming together with good minds and prayer as a global
community of all faiths.

We are the People of the Earth united under the Creator’s Law with a sacred covenant to
protect and a responsibility to extend Life for all future generations. We are expressing
deep concern for our shared future and urge everyone to awaken spiritually. We must
work in unity to help Mother Earth heal so that she can bring back balance and harmony
for all her children.

Representatives of the Council

Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
Spiritual Leader
The Great Sioux Nation

Bobby C. Billie
Clan Leader and Spiritual Leader
Council of the Original Miccosukee
Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples

Faith Spotted Eagle, Tunkan Inajin Win
Brave Heart Society Grandmother/Headswoman & Ihanktonwan Treaty Council
Ihanktonwan Dakota from the Oceti Sakowin

7 Council Fires
– ADDITIONAL SIGNATURES TO FOLLOW –

Flash Silvermoon ~ Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for August 2013

In honor of the upcoming New Moon, I thought I’d share some of Flash Silvermoon’s August Astroflash. I’m publishing only the universal parts of the Astroflash, because it’s a long report. If you’d like to read personal horoscopes and/or view all the embedded images, you can pop over to her site by clicking here. I enjoy Flash’s mythological and astrological reflections on the current political, social and ecological scenes. Those people who’ve felt themselves in the pressure cooker may appreciate the broader cosmic context for some recent events on both personal and world stage. I also love that she brought in Dr. Emoto’s powerful work with water, which has recently been supported by independent research showing that “water has memory.” Enjoy the flow!

(Though traditionally celebrated on August 1 or 2, Lammas falls on August 7 this year, so we’re kind of having a whole week of Lammas. 🙂 Flash gives some additional context for this somewhat lesser known holiday related to the first harvest.)

Flash Silvermoon ~ Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for August 2013

Merry Lammas everyone. This is an important Holy day for many of the Earth Religions in the world and is a time of harvest. What have you accomplished? What have your efforts yielded on all levels of your life? How do you feel inside your skin? Many questions and your answers are all around and inside of you if you pause and reflect. Astrology can also offer a good review as you check out your transits.

A few of us celebrated here at Moonhaven and we did just that. Each of us shared what we had harvested this year while the others in the circle reflected it back to us and then each of us affirmed what we would like to harvest for the next few months til Fall Equinox. By the time we were done we were high and elated. We must keep this process in the mix.

We begin August in the sunny sign of Leo. Traditional Astrologers will tell you that the Sun is exalted in the sign of Leo which means that when the Sun is in this sign its energy is at its strongest. The Sun is basically able to be its sunniest because it doesn’t have to shine through any other influences. For instance if the Sun is in Cancer, it must filter its energy through the Lunar watery sign of Cancer which is a pretty major blending operation, nothing short of blending the Sun and the Moon.

Always pretty easy to see a Leo enter the room and at this time, it’s like they might seem like super lions! This will be even more present when we experience the New Moon in Leo on the 6th. If you want to go out and see and be seen this New Moon could be just the ticket just make sure to be on time for your date and don’t spare the romantic flare. Being on time lets the other person know that they matter and is the very best start for the night. If you are planning an event, the New or Full Moon in Leo is a fabulous time for music, dance, art or anything that opens that creative outlet and….. people love to go out with a Leo Moon.

The Moon in any sign shows us what we need to feel nurtured and with the Moon in Leo it’s all in and from the heart. We want heart full communication, love and romance and a little of that can go along way at this time. Helping a person or animal that you love to feel special is always so rewarding for both beings. You get the joy of seeing them light up and they are lit. What can be better and it is so simple. Very important though, you need to tune in to what makes the other feel special rather than giving them what works for you, which will of course defeat the effort.

By studying each other’s Moon signs you will get clear insight into what helps each person feel nurtured and comfortable on the day to day and is also a good point of reference for a couple seeking to live together. Consult your Astrologer to discover that aspect of compatibility as it is key especially for women and even more for lesbian couples. Compatibility Charts are one of my favorite charts to do as you can see the individuals and couples come alive right on the page before you. You can use this type of chart to understand your relationship with anyone, needn’t be a love interest and believe it or not, you could actually compare your chart with your pet’s chart if you have one.

More about this New Moon in Leo. She is surrounded by a couple of the Asteroid Goddesses, Vesta and Ceres and opposed by Juno. Vesta’s energy works to create sacred space while keeping the sacred flame of Spirit and learning bright while Ceres sifts through that which nourishes to provide all the material things that we need for our well being. I am sure that the energies from Ceres are lining up the culprits like Monsanto and taking names. The only thing that keeps these monsters like Monsanto alive, and by the way it’s mostly selling here in America as most countries don’t even want their products, it is the Big Money and their lobbyists and the power brokers who incarcerate the poor for comparatively nothing while allowing the 1% ers to fill the grocery shelves with their poison.

Juno sits opposite the Moon making sure that women are treated equally on all levels including under the law. We are sure to see the Women come out extremely strong this month and you can see how this has been evolving since February. Many of the rebellions are being led by women and in the U.S. it’s the women on many occasions that have stood up against the idiocy that’s passing for government here including crossing the aisle. Interestingly, the harder we get pushed, and they are pushing us hard, the harder and stronger we come back and that’s a fact. Leading the way is Asteroid Goddess Pallas Athena, the Warrior.

As often happens as I write Astroflash, my tone and words mirror the energies that I write about and it would seem that these powerful archetypes really push the Amazon in me which needless to say doesn’t need much of a push. More slam downs on sex slave traffickers and places where they do female circumcision.

Thank Goddess Mercury is no longer retrograde and it seemed to me that I only stopped feeling that backward pull today, sort of. I am still finding it extraordinarily difficult to keep a schedule that stays together how about you? I think we can credit or blame that with the outer planet rumba rockin’ the heavenly rhythm. So many people I know call me and ask with head in hand, “Flash, what is going on with the energy?” If the overall Vibe has made your head spin, you are not alone. Sometimes knowing that a problem is not personal and might even be universal offers us an odd kind of comfort.

Much of the energies that we are experiencing are the usual suspects like the Grand Water Trine and the Uranus Pluto Square that have been appearing over the last couple of months with their orbs [contacts] getting closer and further away. For sure we will continue to experience all manner of water issues from storms and floods to new toxic leaks from Fracking and old leaks and gushers from the BP legacy.

With all the energy from the Grand Water Trine we will surely get to the bottom of these crimes against the planet involving our oceans, rivers, streams and lakes. When the need is great, the people respond and there will be infinitely more attention on better use, protection and healing of all the waters and that which dwells in them and around them as well. As I have said many times, that which may first look like a disaster can sometimes have some positive blow back. Most of the positive effects will not happen on their own however and we will have to push back against the system that is careless with our planet at best.

I am sure by this time many of you are aware of the ground breaking work that Dr. Emoto did with water. Essentially he took very polluted water and took pictures of it under a microscope and you can see the most awful broken up grey and black crystalline structures. Then he asked some people to pray over the water and wrapped the glass with the phrase I love you around it and low and behold the pictures that were shot showed a beautiful bright snowflake like crystalline structures. The water had been healed. Perhaps many more will use this simple but powerful technology for healing many more things. After all we are made of 90% water. So much good can come from the water from creating water powered turbines to healing and as the years go by so much more.

Jupiter in Cancer will be quite busy this month. On Aug.7 it will oppose Pluto and then on August 21 it will make its first square to Uranus. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and signifies expansion. Sometimes in our culture, the scientists and corporate world will do things just because they can and call it progress. Sometimes it is a wonderful improvement but more often it is a disastrous plague on the planet offering us a substance that is neither edible or destroyable.

Jupiter in Cancer opposing Pluto and later creating a T Square when it squares Uranus may represent the tipping point in the struggle against naming GMO’s and ridding the world of Monsanto poison that has found it’s way into so many places on the food chain it is frightening. The energy of Cancer has so much to do with how we feed ourselves and food in general and right now just knowing what we can safely eat has become a huge problem if you are trying to eat well and even if you are not! If I was a fatalist, and I am not, this point alone could drive you to drink except who knows what’s in your water or your energy drink OMG.

Stay away from fish because it has mercury and better not eat anything from the Gulf unless you want to gas up your colon with correxit. Oh and better not eat any of the sea life from the West Coast unless you want to glow and even if its organic, what about using this toxic fish emulsion to grow organic produce. Chicken, unless you know where it comes from, could be full of arsenic and mercury and don’t forget all the antibiotics and drugs to fatten them up and don’t get me started on the way farm animals are prepared for consumption. We are just seeing the beginning of this problem and given the challenges provided by revolutionary outer planets Uranus and Pluto this is likely to be very big. Hell everybody has got to eat and my words are barely even the tip of the ice berg. Right now this Cancerian Ice berg is made up of Pallas, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury all in the sign of Cancer and one way or another before this year ends there will have been many shifts and changes about what we eat. If corporate food poisoners can find a way to kill everything then wise and sophisticated Green scientists can find a way to create clean natural food once again.

Oh let’s talk about Venus and get out of the water for awhile shall we? Venus will enter Libra on Aug 17 which might just offer a little peace for us. Venus rules Libra and Taurus so we are likely to feel more romance and less criticism. Venus was in Virgo for the first part of the month and Venus in that sign can be ultra critical if one is not mindful. There is an old saying which goes, when criticism comes in the door, love flies out the window! So yes, we welcome Venus in her own sign to give us all a sweeter time of it and let’s face it, even if times are hard, a little sweetness can go a long way towards making life feel better. For awhile she can flash the peace sign but by August 24 , Lady Venus will join in creating a Grand Cardinal Cross consisting of Venus squaring Pluto opposing Jupiter squaring Uranus which will also conjoin the Moon on the 24th. The whole square will not be exact but energetically quite potent for sure.

When that many planets are locked into an aspect it can feel like we are all in a big pressure cooker and of course something will have to give! To be sure change on many levels is being catalyzed at this time and as I have observed, everything that has been pushed onto the back burner is here to be placed on the front burner. We will probably have to kill some dragons and chase out a shadow or two with a bucket of sage or some of my Golden Armor Gem Elixir but we are being given the opportunity to truly transform into a new being. Happy Birthday to all you spiritual warriors on the brink of a more fulfilling life.

On the East Coast we will have the second Full Moon in Aquarius this year. This is surely a time of Revolution and Revelation and this energy can provide a litmus test for all of us as to how well we have mastered self-love [Leo Sun] and Universal Love [Aquarius]. The Sun will also be conjoined by Ceres, Mercury and Vesta which should empower those with abundant energy who take the opportunity to do ceremony to invoke planetary healing.

Jupiter is also making the first of 3 exact squares to wild card-Uranus which is the ruler of Aquarius. This could be a most interesting full moon indeed and to be sure expect the unexpected. Hm, I will be doing an on air ritual for Global Healing that evening.The Womanspirit Rising Show, [see newsletter info below] I deliberately chose that night for the Uranian and Lunar energy so this should be a great night to push the envelope psychically to help manifest the revolutionary/evolutionary changes that we want to see in the world. I encourage as many of you as are drawn to listen that night and join in the fun and magic. If you want to do your own ceremony great because this is a perfect time for group ceremony to feel the wave of our deep inter connectedness, to reweave the Sacred Web of Life and protect it from those who would deliberately or carelessly tear it apart. [this is on Blogtalk Radio Tues. Aug 20 7-8pm EST URL coming]

This is a great opportunity for visioning with the bubbling waters of our intuition stirred nicely by the Grand Water Trine still in affect coupled with the sheer power of this Full Moon. We will see the THE GODDESS IS ALIVE AND MAGIC IS AFOOT! Very exciting times. Enjoy the quantum shift whether you are a Solitary or work in groups.

Out in the world, we might experience this time as too exciting with treaties and rebellions flaring everywhere. Laws and rulings that were thought to be set in stone may come unglued. We will hopefully learn to embrace the idea that the only thing certain is change and to also feel the comfort in that.
Feisty Mars moves out of watery Cancer to fiery Leo where it will be more comfortable but can we handle more heat? Lately it seems like we can either have floods or fires and I am up for less Earth Changes but unfortunately it’s not up to me and so we will likely continue with crazy weather, some manipulated and some not.

We can always remember to chose the high road for the highest good of all and to RAISE THE VIBE FOR THE TRIBE!!

For your personal sign’s horoscope, click here and scroll down to the bottom of the report.

Water has Memory

Those people familiar with Dr. Emoto’s “The Secret Life of Water” won’t be surprised by this independent study, but imagine the implications! This is why, for years, I have charged my water with Reiki, Runes, and intentions. It’s also why when we select our rain barrels, I plan to paint them with ancient symbols and protection and purification Runes.

People worry so much about chemtrails and radiation. I’m not saying these are not concerns — just that there are multiple ways around a problem. Why not place an energetic filter that Aluminum becomes the perfect organic fertilizer for your plants? Barium becomes love incarnate. Humans are 98% water. Again, imagine the possibilities! Want to change the world? Change your awareness of who and what you are, and your appreciation of who and what that “world” is.

There’s a lovely chant originally written by Z Budapest, which I’ve had stuck in my head for weeks:
“We all come from the Goddess,
and to her we shall return —
like a drop of rain,
flowing to the ocean.”

The sense of interconnectedness this brings feels incredible … and now, is backed by science:

Natural Swimming Pools, Aquaponics, & Clean Water from Grey Water

We live in a world in which clean water continues to become the number one issue for planetary and human survival. In some states, it’s now illegal to collect your own rainwater, and many other areas have water restrictions due to droughts, not to mention all the industrial and toxic BigAg run-off in our lakes and streams. I present the following videos as eye-openers to help people realize there are other ways. By thinking outside the box, we can reuse, recycle, and even clean water, all while helping to restore natural habitats and growing high quality, nutritious food!

Thanks to Mitch for bringing my attention to this BBC tour and study of Natural Swimming Pools:

Thanks to Bill for sending me to the Aquaponics and Vertical Gardening channel:

I don’t eat fish, but I’ve been getting nudged a lot about Aquaponics as something for the cities of Goshen and Elkhart to explore to ensure greater food sovereignty and sustainability. Interestingly, last week at the Future of Food symposium at Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute, David and I ran into an Elkhart activist who bridges the gap between lower income people and opportunities for local food; he’s been getting the exact same nudge.

At the same symposium, we heard Will Allen talk about how Growing Power uses Aquaponics as a closed system in which fish waste fertilizes plants while other plants clean the water. David and I had the privilege to speak privately with Will for about 15 minutes during which he signed a copy of his amazing book (I’ll review that later), and clued us into some of his upcoming projects. He is truly an inspiration and one of the most compassionate and innovative people I’ve ever met:

Growing Power has a large scale Aquaponics facility, but you can also practice small scale aquaponics in your own yard, basement or home:

For those people not interested in swimming pools or fish, but who want to reuse their grey water, here are two tours around a $15,000 self-sufficient home called Sandgarden. The first is an artsy-er youtube tour and description of grey water treatment that gives you more of a feel for the system in context of lived experience:

The more technical tour and description of waste and grey water at Sandgarden gives more specifics on the how’s and why’s:

In the past, I’ve mentioned Gaia’s Garden as a fabulous permaculture resource. Indeed, this permaculture classic includes lists of plants and ways to plan your own three stage grey water purification system/rain garden. As the Hopi say, “We are the ones we are waiting for.”