Persephone is still in darkness, here… in the North. Our bodies and hearts yearn for her and we pray for her emergence…Struggling to break through into the light, she is surrounded by flowers and tendrils and roots, coming alive all around her. She breathes love and fire into the black earth, incubating life with her sighs and her breath.
.This image is part of a series I have been working on of the Goddesses and the Seasons…Created with photographic imagery,painting and digitalization.
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The Dreamer and the Moon … from ” The Dreamer”series, Natasha Von
Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
— William Butler Yeats
The northern world is slowly and tenderly coming back to life…
my new work, new series… Primavera…
An Angel appears in the heavens above us… A magical window opens between eclipses, between the new moon’s solar eclipse and the lunar eclipse at the next full moon. Opening into a new dimension, it only appears between the eclipses. They come in pairs; cycles of ending and new beginning, opening and closing doors, welcoming us to step into the next unfolding of our journey… Each eclipse is an initiation into a new cycle, a new mystery.
The Angel beckons to us…We can step through the portal into a new vibration – a new vortex of energy with its own colours and tones.The Sun, Mercury and Neptune are clustered in the sign of Pisces, the two fish. We all feel the pull of the Mystic now… Neptune rules here, in his own element and watery sign joined by Chiron, Ceres and the South Node, and will soon be joined by Venus. Pisces is the sign of her sign of exaltation… and she shines as she pours her affections down upon us like liquid love. We are feeling the concerted power of the planets now, and can receive a healing of our deepest wounds if we surrender to this rare opening. Our emotions are flowing in response to the cosmic pull as the Angel sings to us… Pisces flows with feeling and devotion and Neptune rules inspiration and music. We can feel tenderness welling up, pulling at our hearts to open the flood gates and be released like fish to swim free in a sea of boundless love… and we must listen. The sign of Pisces sings to us with a Mermaid’s irresistible voice and holds the key to all the mysteries. She breathes love, surrender and devotion. The last sign is the sign of completion; here the Angel gracefully spreads her wings to enfold us all with her tenderness… She holds the secret of the selfless heart,opening us to a higher love.
She sailed blazing into the sky on her flaming golden wings, and it opened to receive her…Love was making her spirit burn with yearning, and every cell was alive with her passion. Her body kept rising, and she could see the tops of the trees in the forest fade away beneath her.
the image is from my new series , “The Dreamer.”
Yesterday was a double day, a day of two ones, the number eleven… a leap year day that will not return for another six years, or is it seven ? We have been gifted with a few days of gentler aspects in this tension filled sky. Pisces softness is fuzzing the edges of our Sun; two fish swimming in different directions. Neptune rules the skies now. In his own sign, surrounded by Chiron, Ceres and the South Node of the Moon as he joins the Sun, he infuses the sky with his watery power and a soft blue turquoise haze falls upon us all… We see only what we want to see… Swept into our inner wonderlands, what better to do than dream… and birth new realities that we desire ?
Pisces rules dreams, illusions, sorrows and selfless love. Our vulnerabilities are being exposed, and with Mars in Scorpio for a lengthy few months as he retrogrades, secrets are being released. Chiron both opens deep wounds and heals them. We can pray now for our own inner wounds to be healed, along with deep healing for our collective soul while Ceres, the Mother Goddess sings to us of universal love in this twelfth sign and last sign, the sign of universal consciousness… and the subconscious world. Pisces is the completion of a cycle and merging with the Divine.
This is a time for creative dreaming, visualization and prayer… We can imagine, visualize and dream our new realities into being as this cosmic door opens to welcome us. Edges will blur and new dimensions and worlds we create can welcome us if we can surrender and ask this spirit of selflessness and softness to penetrate our opening hearts.
Libra and Pisces make the best photographers and models, I think… Both are double signs and are so sensitive to the other. Libra’s love of harmony becomes an easy flow of give and take, and they create an aura of beauty around themselves and whatever they touch. Pisces intuits and brings out the inner dreams of a subject as a photographer or morphs into any fantasy as a model… This is a perfect time to indulge in the pleasures of a romantic, boudoir photo shoot. Venus seduces us so cleverly in Aquarius, unique, eccentric and somewhat detached, while Neptune in Pisces takes us on a flight of dreamy and muted passion. Lit by the Pisces Sun, our spirits opened by Neptune can soar in dreamy flight through a voluptuous sky flowing with grace… Our lens becomes all soft focus now as we flow with beauty in a cloud of Pisces love…
The Madonna of the Healing Waters… The Moon, recently full in Virgo in opposition to Neptune, lord of the seas and Chiron the healer, in Pisces is pulling us. She beckons us to enter the endless sea of Divine Love. A portal opens at every New and Full Moon, and we can sow our seeds of hope in prayer , and manifest our dreams and intentions flowing with her cycles. Birthed at the New Moon in Aquarius, my Madonna is reaching her final stages of completion asNeptune and the Moon pause in their opposition in the skies . She keeps growing and expanding in my minds eye, and I am now ready to bring in the next phase as I pay homage to the Goddess of this potent Virgo Moon.
She walks through mists, and she dances, stepping lightly through the clouds as Lilith comes to meet the Sun. Happy in Aquarius, she floats through Heaven watching , flirting with the stars…
My image has morphed into an Aquarian – a sky clad being… Clouds and sky are breaking through her body and skin.
The Aquarius Sun liberates our spirit with ingenuity, dancing in tandem with the joyous heart of the Leo Moon and freeing us to be inventive in our playfulness and creativity…. and I am feeling it. The planetary lineup has Mercury retrograding as wild Lilith crying out for her freedom and Fortuna join Pluto in the heavens as Neptune casts a dreamy spell upon it all …
New work… digitalized print , mixture of painting and photography available on canvas.