The Lion and the Scorpion

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days on October 22, 2016 by themagickalpen

4th Quarter Moon

Last Quarter Moon in Cancer
3:14p.m. (EDT)
3:34p.m. Moon Transit into Leo
3:34p.m. (EDT)

Sun in Scorpio
7:46p.m. (EDT)

Croning Moon enters the dark…

Her waters rise leaving the
Last of home and family behind.

Waters soon to be heated by
The Lion’s charismatic touch.

Father Sun carries the scales
Into the Dark underworld as
Scorpion flicks its pointed tail.

What slithers forth and lifts into
Solar Light soon to soar keen of sight.

The time is at hand
The mysteries revealed.

The Lion and the Scorpion
On this day move in accord
Bringing the Ancestors home.

Croning Moon wanes into its Fourth Quarter phase mid-afternoon bringing the energies of home centered astrological Cancer in its latest degree (and fullest impact) and shortly after transits into Leo. We can use this to set our intention on those ancestors of home and family that we desire most to bring into the emotional light of Leo’s magnetism.

We also leave the Solar Light of Libra’s balanced ways (weighs) and ready ourselves for the mysteries of astrological Scorpio. Three layers of power to draw from- the hidden nature of the scorpion/serpent; the precise and accurate intent of the Eagle and the final transformation of the Phoenix arising.

Time to explore Scorpio and take from it the tools we will bring to our space of meeting our Ancestors at the New Moon on the 30th. Follow the link below for the recorded pathworking. Sit at the ancestor altar you created at the Full Moon. Light your candle, take a few moments to connect with your ancestor and then breathe into your highest intention….

The Hall of Scorpio

Speak The Silence of Creation

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days on October 18, 2016 by themagickalpen

October 18.2016
Full Moon Aura
Transit into Gemini
10:30a.m. (EDT)

Mother Moon bathes us in Her Light
The edges of her cloak gently
Pulling up as they will quietly
Surround her draping her in
the Mystery of Darkness.

She is pregnant in Her fullness
And new life awaits the outpourings
Of creation’s emotive flow.

She stood resolute and strong emerging
From Aries’ act of new beginnings and anchoring
Herself in the depths of a manifest stream
The Bull breathed through Her.

Now on this day she gives birth to
A heart that is Divinely inspired
And ready to open to speaking the
Words of connection.

Today we are nearing the 4th Quarter Moon and the Sun’s transit in Scorpio on Saturday, the 22nd. With the Moon in communicative Gemini we can use this energy as messenger of our intention. Intention to soon stand at the Gates between the worlds and seek the wisdom of our ancestors. For now, the words that are issued as call are those held in the space of silence and in that silence, the creation of desire and will that will lend clarity and focus in our space of communing with our beloveds is heard.

A Simple Ancestor Altar of Connection:

There are many ways to create an Ancestor Altar and begin the dialogue. This is a very simple method that has proven very successful and satisfying for me. Feel free to adapt as is in accord with your practice and/or previous successes.

This altar will serve as the anchor of intention for the Ancestor that you wish to commune with in future workings. Although you may dedicate it to more than one, it may prove overwhelming and lack clarity in communication, much like a group conversation. If you still feel that you wish to dedicate the space to multiple ancestors, you will need to formulate clear intention that you wish to receive the answers from whomever can assist and a specific question(s) that will narrow that down.

If you have not already done so, select a small space that may be used as an Ancestral altar of connection. This should be placed somewhere that objects on it will not be disturbed and you will feel free to place personal items out. Place a white cloth on first and a smaller black cloth on top. These are the mirror reflections of the worlds of Light and Shadow.

Place a picture and/or something that your beloved ancestor cherished most. This may be a type of candy, pice of jewelry, cigar, etc… As you do so, greet your loved one as you have done in life and pour the energetics of your Love and desire to commune into the objects selected.

Next, place a candle next to the picture. The candle should be large enough to be able to be relit for several times and may be of any color. I prefer to use white, but color does not matter.

Take a few moments to look at what you have chosen to place on this altar. For now, keep it simple, as you will be adding treasured (of the beloved) objects in future sessions. Breathe in deeply acknowledging the life that flows through you and as you exhale, light the candle; envisioning it as beacon for your beloved as he/she crosses the veils.

Sit or stand for several minutes envisioning a wooded space of sacred ground that will be your meeting place to commune with your ancestor. Don’t worry about the detail, just allow the images to arise as you quietly breathe into what is being created in this silence.

Do not be surprised if you feel the presence of your loved one. Simply offer up love and gratitude to them; holding off on questions and guidance for now. Simply “Be” in this space surrounded by what you need most at this time. Feel the light of Mother Moon shining in the flame of the candle and Her waters of creation in dialogue with your heart-felt intention. These are the waters that will carry to the Source your desire to deeply connect to the wisdom of your Ancestors.

When you feel complete, extinguish the candle and offer up gratitude for what you have created. Give thanks to Mother Moon and the blessing of your intention carried in the silence to the unseen as Her mantle is drawn beyond the Veils.

Blessings on this journey….

Full Light into the Dark…

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days on October 16, 2016 by themagickalpen


Full Moon in Aries
:23a.m. (EDT)

Sun in Libra

Blessings of the Full Moon in Cardinal and Fiery Aries. Today is a good day for beginnings that are fired up with active intention and the will to enter into a new journey, eyes wide open and enthusiastically. This is also a Full Moon that heralds the a path that leads into the Light of the Underworld as the planes of the Living, the yet to be born and the Ancestors converge. So, I’ve decided to honor the season of the Ancestors this year with multiple posts as preparation towards astrological Samhain on November 7.2016. These will be pathworkings, thoughts and mini rituals that will carry those who seek deeper communion to a sacred space of meeting.

As we move from today’s lunation, Mother Moon will phase from this point of fullness, through a New Moon in Scorpio on October 30th and wax towards First Quarter on November 7th in Aquarius. Father Sun lends his light and strength leveling out the striven for harmonious balance of Libra and enter from that place of “beauty is held in the eye of the beholder” into the depths of Solar Scorpio on Mother Moon’s Last Quarter day of a Leo Moon, October 22nd.

Each step along the way holds promise of Light and Dark and the potential for deep interactions and new insights gifted by both the Living and those emerging from beyond the Veil.

The first of these posts will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 18th when the last energy of the three day aura of Full moon is carried forward in the astrological sign of Moon in Gemini. This is the dialogue that will open the way as the Moon wanes and the veils thin…..

Into the Dark: New Moon in Libra

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days, New Moon, pathworking on September 29, 2016 by themagickalpen


September 30.2016
New Moon in Libra
3:52am (EDT)

Maiden Moon is cloaked in darkness as She begins a new journey tomorrow in the astrological sign of Libra. The Moon transits in Libra at 3:52a.m. and rises New at 8:11 p.m.(EDT). Balance, harmony and beauty flow through these dark waters as she rises like Venus from the waters; this Maiden is one of polarized opposite to that of the brilliantly lit Venus her sister of light and revelation. Her nakedness is hidden in the night, yet she allows herself the vulnerability that can only be achieved through trust un the inherent balance striven towards.

There is courage that flows through this New Moon, having stationed into this phase mid-point of the scales of the Libran Solar Month. This mid-point of solar light seeks the coolness of dark moon’s undercurrent. After all, without the mystery of this darkness, the light of Solar gift will not be quite so brilliant.

We began the month with a New Moon and end this month with yet another. Two counterpoints of balance, the first flowed from the detail of Virgo’s stream and this now meeting the space of weighing of what was extracted from that detail ensuring that everything is in its most harmonious form. What appears as perfection in form, much like the image we have of Venus is only made so because of the imperfections that have learned to come together and provide an image of grace and beauty.

Each cycle flows one into the other and so this moon is setting the stage for the Solar Month of Scorpio to take hold on October 22nd. Mother Moon will wax full in earthy Taurus, anchoring in and birthing all that is held within the aspirations of manifestation. The darkness of the Maiden and her every growing fertile waters hold the potency that will be seeded in due time; incubated in sweet waters that flow into the light. And, what we seed in those waters will in what seems to be the void, emerge transformed touched by a light that now has awareness of itself within the spectrum of shadow and brilliance.

Into the Dark

I invite you into the caverns of darkness on this New Moon. Enter with openness and trust that all will be as it should be, if you stay the course and follow the path your heart guides you upon. This is the sweet innocence of the Maiden, enjoying the space of anticipation of what could be. Look up towards the night sky and you will see the ever so slight rimming of light that holds the promise of nubile form. She arise from the waters, the Dark Venus of burgeoning life.

Click below for a guided pathworking..

Into the Dark

Howling at the Moon-Full Moon in Pisces

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days, Full Moon, Pisces on September 14, 2016 by themagickalpen


September 16.2016
Full Moon in Pisces
3:05p.m. (EDT)

Sun in Virgo

These are wild times! A major and controversial election in the USA, increasing civil unrest internationally, natural disasters and more; and everyone is finding themselves in some way impacted by these unsettling events. At personal levels loss has increased for everyone; loss of family, friends, jobs, stability and all in all it has been a very challenging year.

Most have tried to remain optimistic and although maintaining a positive attitude can go a long way, there are times when we simply have to surrender to the pain and uncertainty and allow our emotions to flow organically as a way of release. The energetic build up that has led to this Full Moon and the astrological sign that She is cloaked in can explore and create a state of primal release towards stability and shoring up.

On Friday, September 16th Mother Moon waxes full in the astrological sign of watery mutable Pisces. Typically, Piscean energy is healing and calming; seeking to expand the radius of its giving nature (Mutable modality of flexibility). This is the space of all loving compassion and selflessness that seeks harmonious interaction at all cost; even when the toll of great price is exacted upon the giver. Pisces is the third of the Water signs and the last sign of the Great Zodiacal Wheel. This waterwheel brings into itself the cumulative experience of all that has come before (on the astrological wheel) and it is from this perspective that hope springs eternal. Feeling trumps mind in the Pisces world and the ideology of hope is often one that is colored by the trials and challenges that the Piscean has had to endure in their life’s efforts. These are the waters that dredge up the sludge that lay below, always holding to the ideal that love will conquer all. But, there is also the potential in these waters for flooding and although held with best intentions, these become the seas that enable behavior that is less than productive.

Virgo’s Sun is calling us to try to make sense from the chaos and demanding scrutiny and analysis to sort and categorize the experiences we are having. We are conditioned to do this and in many ways this is the “civilized” approach that keeps us in check and also creates a space of pent up anger, blame and stress that ultimately contributes to more unrest and an environment that perpetuates the stirring of a pot of chaotic and toxic stew. Ultimately, we come to realize that there are just some circumstances and situations that are fed by the added attention in a non-productive way and trying to fit them neatly into our emotional file cabinets may remove them from sight, but the weight and volume of their accumulation is more damaging than simply dealing with each and then shredding the contents.

Howling at the Moon

Image: Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot

Many of have reached the critical mass point and are ready to release what has been building within us. Emotions are running high and strong with many that we interact with and treading lightly has become the way of navigating choppy waters and avoiding conflict. Unfortunately, treading lightly often means pulling in tightly and exercising restraint as the norm. This Full Moon and Solar Light offers the opportunity for the creation of an outlet to release some of that building pressure. Solar Virgo will light the way as He methodically prepares the waters that will arise from our primal needs and instincts. And, Mother Moon will be the willing recipient of that outpouring.

The howling at this moon is one of keening and release. Let the tears flow; scream, rant and rave and allow the emotional pain to flow back into Mother Moon’s waters that can withstand whatever storms are needed to carry you forward as you move strongly in a current of your own making.

Come Join the Howling…

The Wild Divine
A Guided Meditation-Audio

Read more about:

Pisces Full Moon:

My Beloved: The Full Moon in Pisces (2015)

My Heart Will Find A Way- The Magick of Pisces (2015)

Full Moon in Pisces: The Analytical Heart (2014)


Sun in Virgo

The Magick of Virgo (2014)

Let Me Break It Down-The Sun in Virgo (2014)

Waters of Informed Light Flow – Full Moon in Aquarius

Posted in Astrology, Full Moon, Lunar, Uranus on August 17, 2016 by themagickalpen

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August 18.2016
Full Moon in Aquarius
5:26 a.m. (EDT)
Lunar Eclipse

Sun in Leo

The Moon waxes full in the electric sign of Aquarius early tomorrow morning. The atmosphere is filled with tiny charged particles of an electric stimulant that typifies the Aquarian thought process. The ruling planet of this airy sign is Uranus, whose impact moves full force with a strong pulsing current that provokes radical change and heightens the neurological system as it prods the entirety of the being to evolve.

Uranus is currently retrograde so that impulse of electrical current is increasingly amping up its wattage and having found its natural companion in Aquarius this moon’s energy is one of pivotal change.

Aquarius is a mental sign of the Fixed Modality. This lends itself quite well to providing a structure and container that synthesizes with the agility of a computer. Abstraction and processing at the speed of light are how this sign sorts through information which lends the added benefit of being to see all perspectives and alternatives of action to arrive at a very logical outcome. This is the energy that places Aquarius as the sign of humanity; that is the collective of humanity and the good for all-even if it means the sacrifice of the one.

The Lunar attributes of healing, intuition and feeling were this cloak of Aquarius and those soothing qualities are now colored with an “intelligence” of the heart that provides a level of discernment and balance so that feeling and mind can come to a place of co-existence. This is the space of waters that are energetically charged with impulse and quickened to produce quickly moving and potent flow that carves new paths of exploration that open the way for new visions of what can be to arise.

The Lunar Eclipse

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When a Lunar Eclipse occurs, the Earth finds itself mid-point between the Sun and Moon. I see this as an opportunity to infuse the earthly and manifest realm with the strength of the Sun as it gathers to itself the healing of the Moon. In the action of reciprocity, the manifest realm becomes the place of filter for the Sun’s enlivening and the Moon calls into itself a dynamic potency that has been “flavored” by physicality.

Esoteric Implications

This is another way to utilize and contemplate the Lunar Eclipse.

Within the practice of Esoteric astrology the Sun has a tri-fold nature. Its physical energy is that of the fohat, pure electromagnetic dynamics. The spiritual overlay is that if Prana, pure life force energy that sustains and enlivens us. And, at the level of the individual the Sun is the space of awakened consciousness. The potential of what we strive towards as spiritual beings that has been charged by the flow of solar energy in our physical form.

In this month’s eclipse energy, the Sun is in Leo and the call is to bring center and focal point to the actions and efforts of the individual. Leo is protective of what is under its care and that protective nature is another way of garnering attention and movement into the space of leadership. 

The Moon is the storehouse and keeper of memory and the subconscious space of desires, want and need. This is the space of reconciliation between our physical and mental processes and what it is that our Soul truly desires to make it whole. This is often the deeper disparity between what we feel to be true and what we know to be true. When these are working collaboratively there is no separation between mind and heart as each informs the other.

The Aquarian Moon temporarily disrupts the magnetism of Leo’s nature and provides the necessary information that will help to determine what is true and valid qualities of a leadership style that is productive and for the greater good. 

The Earth is the place of our inner and outer journeys. The outer is one of physical experience and the weight of responsibility held in what that physical experience has as offering. The inner journey is one of recording the lessons of these experiences, the acceptance of the effects of what we cause to be and what visions we infuse to quicken this lifetime. This is the place of service and the yearnings to make whole that service in offering to the Divine.

The Earth energy stands as the central point of measure that reminds us of our humanity (Aquarius) and the singular (Leo) contributions we can make to the collective that are productive and growth-filled. 

The experience of these three planets of alignment as the lunar eclipse comes into focus of energy is one of wholeness. It is one of moving into a collaborative state with the physical you, the will-filled you and the you that remains outside of space or time that is reflected in our Higher Self.

Waters of Informed Light Flow

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The traditional image of Aquarius is that of the water-bearer pouring their dynamic waters out to flow on land or sea. I chose the image above as a reminder that those healing waters that contain the light of knowledge and vision. Another point of reminder is that the importance of this image for Aquarius is not only the waters emanating from a vessel of form and containment, but the space of vacuum and emptiness that awaits the filling of whatever you wish to place within it. Turn these waters back onto yourself. Allow the flow of light to wash over you as you envision the future that you desire to fill the space of potential that remains.

Father Sun, now in the charismatic astrological sign of Leo, demands his “Lion’s Share” of attention. The natural tension that occurs between these two signs (Sun and Moon opposing in the configuration of a Full Moon) is one of the vision of the “I” (Leo) and the collective “We” (Aquarius). We can use the full light of this vision to find our place of self awareness. We can seek the vision of our strength in our manifest world and the gift of our Light in the spiritual. This is a Full Moon of seeking a future that is inclusive of all yet celebrates the uniqueness of all that contribute to that whole.

Pour out your waters of electrified wisdom; bathe in the gifts of its vision and fire up your Mind in the cool waters of Mother Moon.

Please enjoy a vision of Mind’s gift…

 Electrified Mind: A Vision of Self

A Recorded Meditation

Let the Healing Begin…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 2, 2016 by themagickalpen

Enjoy a recorded meditation.. The Healing Temple…

The Magickal Pen


New Moon in Leo
4:44p.m. EDT

Sun in Leo

Fire erupts from
Water’s cool embrace.

Flames of liquid light
Reaching out from healing
Chakras centerpoint.

I claim the healing
That flows organically.

I claim the strength
That moves from the Source.

I claim the life that
That pulses with every
Heart’s beat.

I claim the wholeness
That was my birth rite.

I claim the Goddess and
God that create within me.

Let the healing begin
In waters under darkened
Moon’s light.

Breathe in the liquid
Light of rainbow’s hue.

Let is bubble up from you
And let the healing begin
In the flames of Leo’s sun.

The Moon is new today in the astrological sign of Leo. King of the heavens, dynamically charged and demanding attention and recognition. These fires now being applied to the watery nature of a moon that flows with the seeds of catalytic change ripe and…

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