As per Nancy Blair’s Goddesses for Every Season (Copyright 1995, Element Books, Rockport, Massachusetts), Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the Waxing Crescent Moon, women, children and animals, Is the Goddess for the Tenth Week of Spring.
And it is no coincidence that this week is also the week of the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius. According to Raven Kaldera’s MythAstrology (Copyright 2004, Llewellyn Worldwide, Woodbury, Minnesota), the Deity that claimed the Moon-Sign Sagittarius Placement was Artemis.
I love what Ms. Blair wrote regarding making a Sacred Pact with Artemis.
And so, with that, I invite all of you to make a Sacred Pact with Artemis, or any other Divine Being, for that matter. Begin with: “I shall always remember…”
Here is mine:
Artemis, Eros, and all other Goddesses and Gods, I shall always remember:
That I AM beautiful, powerful and Sacred;
That I deserve to be light-hearted, playful and free;
That I deserve to Prosper and succeed far beyond my wildest imagination;
That I AM always meant to be loved and adored;
That I AM worthy of more Blessings than I can hope to receive in one lifetime.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, blog followers and readers, I invite you to share your Divine and Sacred Promises: Remember to begin with “I shall always remember…”
Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do. And may you and your loved ones continue to be protected from false friends, false truths, and all falsehoods of all kinds and from all people of the false!
Although a tad delayed, here is my post about, Butterfly Maiden, the Goddess of the Ninth Week of Spring.
As per Nancy Blair’s Goddesses for Every Season (Copyright 1995, Element Books, Rockport, Massachusetts), Butterfly Maiden Is the Goddess of the Ninth Week of Spring. My Sense is that Butterfly Maiden Herself chose this time (although I have not read that in Ms. Blair’s book).
For the last nine weeks, I have been writing and publishing a post about each of the Goddesses. And yes, this is an ongoing series. One that shall culminate in early to mid March, 2014.
In the Native American Tradition, the Butterfly represents Transformation. And I know that I personally, have been experiencing Transformation in my personal life.
In Western Astrology, the Sign of Transformation is Scorpio, which is also the Sign of Death and Rebirth. Those of you that are Sun-Sign Scorpios or who have any Planets in Scorpio (I have Jupiter in Scorpio) may be experiencing some major Transformative Energies in your lives.
But even if you have no Planets in Scorpio, Transformation is afoot.
Butterfly Maiden Is a kachina, a Benevolent Spirit/Deity that Re-Minds us to honor (or, at the very least, acknowledge) the Divine in everything and everyone. That may be difficult for some of us; I mean, who wants to see Divinity in a pedophile, a mass murderer, a serial killer, etc.
For the next five days, I invite all of you to reclaim your Divinity. In other words, if there are certain Spiritual Practices that you have forgotten about or have not made time for, remember them and make time for them. If you have not been doing any Affirmations, Denials or Decrees, do so. If you have not engaged in Prayer, Meditation, Contemplation, do so.
And surrender and release the shackles of anger, resentment, bitterness or unforgiveness and soar even higher than the Butterfly.
I love that Ms. Blair has an Affirmation, or Declarative Prayer for each Goddess. In other words, it is that particular Goddess’s Magickal Message for that time. The one for Butterfly Maiden begins with, “I let the flowing power of Spring nourish me deeply.”
Regardless of where you are, what you are doing or what is or is not happening in your lives, I also invite all of you to allow the Energies and Powers of Spring–New Beginnings, New Life Energy–to nourish you deeply.
Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “Philip Johnson…” May you receive Divine Wisdom and Divine Peace from following “This Is Who I AM.”
And for those of you already following and reading my blog, thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do. I wish all of you a Divinely Transformative, Love-drenched and immensely Prosperous weekend.
I look forward to reading your comments, especially those of you with any Planets in Scorpio.
Recently, I exceeded 7,000 views, but at the time that it was about to happen, I was becoming busier with various professional and personal endeavors.
Nonetheless, I wish to thank all of you that subscribe and follow and read my blog, via other resources. And I hope that all of you who read my blog using Google Reader know that it is being dissolved.
I also wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “scottcountryman705.” Thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do, and may the Divine Great Mystery Bless you with Divine Healing, Divine Inspiration and Divine Prosperity.
And for those of you already following and reading my blog, may the Divine Great Mystery continue to Divinely Protect all of you from ALL falsehoods of ALL kinds.
Eros Is the Greek God of Romantic and Sexual Love. He Is the Sacred Son of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, Beauty, Sensual Pleasures and Sexual Delights.
In exactly ten days, I have the honor and pleasure of leading a Ritual entitled “The Reawakening of Eros” for and with the NYC Open Gay Men’s Pagan Magick Circle. Earlier today, after taking a cleansing bath, I had a chat with Eros. The chat did not go well for me.
In fact, it left me feeling quite angry. So much so that if I hear or read of yet another person that I love and adore and honor experiencing pain and suffering and dishonor because of words or actions of another, this Super Psychic Witch is going to unleash a Storm of a Hex.
No one wants to fuck with me today. Today is one of those days that if anyone fucks with anyone I love and adore and honor, they are NOT going to be happy. And I have more than enough disgust in me to unleash an incredibly powerful Hex.
As I have written previously in my blog, quoting the words of THE Z. Budapest, a Witch who cannot Hex cannot Heal, a Witch who cannot Curse cannot Cure. And, as I have pointed out previously, also in this blog, the fact that the word “cure” can be found in the word “curse” is no coincidence.
So, I felt I needed to write a letter to Eros. Because, if nothing else, I AM always willing to stand for a Miracle; be it a Money Miracle, a Healing Miracle, a Joy Miracle or any other kind of Miracle. And virtually every time I have stood for a Miracle for another, he or she has received it.
So, for those of you that are very frustrated with Love, Romance or Sex; for those of you that are about to give up on Romance, Sex and Life (and please do not, because that is what led to my Divinely Orchestrated Stroke in August, 2012); for those of you who are in amazing romantically and sexually fulfilling relationships, unions, partnerships or marriages and yet fear the day when he or she or they shall leave you, this letter is for you.
My name is Robert Alvarez, and I do not know if I have worked with You before, but soon I shall lead a Ritual in Your Honor to celebrate Your Reawakening, but I need to discuss something with You.
First, how many times shall I have one setback after another regarding romance? How many times shall I be Your rag toy? How many more times shall I have romantic relationships end before they begin?
My Divinely Orchestrated stroke banished my issues regarding romance and sex back to the nothingness from whence they came. And yet, since the beginning of this calendar year, I have not physically manifested a Divine Romance. However, TWO romantic relationships ended before they began.
You and so many other Gods and Goddesses have made it crystal clear to me, time and again, that Your Will for me Is a Divine Romance. And for many years I told You that You–all of You–need to get over it. Well, now I AM open and receptive to a Divine Romance, and yet I keep having problems and making mistakes.
I know deep in my Heart of Hearts there is nothing wrong with me. And I have done so much to cleanse my complete Being of debris that prevents me from being a Holy Husband, Divine Consort and Sacred Lover. So, what else do I need to do? How much more shall I suffer?
Whether I like it or not, my body is human. So, how many more hardships and heartaches and frustrations I shall receive and yet all of You expect me to simply act as if they never occurred and keep my Heart and arms wide open.
Really? Do you think that I can tolerate and endure more suffering, more heartbreak, more failure and more frustration? Did you forget how in November, 2011 I finally gave up on Romance and Sex and LIFE?! And then I had a stroke?
You, Eros, and Others saved me. Why? And for what? So I can continue to suffer? So I can continue to experience pain? So I can begin to do things that I would never have dared to do just to survive? Is this the life of Love and Pleasure You wish for me?
Eros, I AM angry at You! I AM angry at You and other Goddesses and Gods of Love and Sex and Marriage and do You know why? I have no doubt You do, but I shall inform You, regardless. You invited me to welcome and embrace Light and Warmth, as opposed to remain in my safe prison cell of Dark and Cold. I opened myself to Your Light and Warmth and for what? So I can be punished? So I can be rejected yet again?
Why can You not give me what I need to be happy and healthy and Divinely Loved and Adored and Romanced and Sexually Fulfilled?
I want to serve and honor You with Love and Light, with Divine Delight, but right now I AM so angry at You. Why are other people who are wonderful and Loving suffering? Why are they having so much difficulty manifesting the Divine Romances that they (and I) so richly desire and deserve.
If You did not want us to have these desires for Divine Romance, then You would not have placed them in our Hearts. But these desires are there.
And how many times did I ask You and Other, beg You and Others, yell and scream at You and Others to remove that desire for a Divine Romance from my Heart. And did You do so? No, You did not.
So, are You going to let us continue to suffer? Shall we continue to experience one setback after another? One frustration after another? One ending after another, after another, after another?
You Are the Essence of Love; You were the first to remove Yourself from discord and chaos. And yet, You unleash Your Arrows that cause even more pain.
I, Robert Alvarez, Zachariah, the NightFalcon, call YOU to account, Eros. There is far too much suffering in the Physical Realms; there are too many of my Gay Male Brothers that feel ugly and unloved, dishonored and disgusted. AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
Shall You simply allow them and others to suffer, or shall You unleash Your Arrows to bring Healing and Wholeness, Prosperity and Pleasure and Peace, Divinity and Delight?
And why must I be angry at a God of Love? And why must things happen in my life that would cause that? When I cannot count on a human being, I can count on a Divine Being! Or can I not count on You, Eros? Do You simply want me to be pricked by the thorns, or bathed and cleansed by the Petals of Pleasure and the Essence of Enveloping Love?
So, what else must I do to finally bring my Divine Consorts and Sacred Lovers back to me? How much more suffering must I endure? How many more endings before beginnings must I experience? How many more setbacks must I receive? How many more challenges must I experience to test the openness of my Heart?
Deep in my Heart of Hearts, I wish to surrender and release my anger and frustration toward You. I wish to Love and Honor and celebrate You, but this anger and frustration and bitterness stands in my way. How can I love You? How can I simply open my Heart and arms to You and trust and love and adore You, especially when I see people I love and adore and honor experience hardship and pain?
I have sacrificed Divine Romance for those I love and adore, and yet You and Others would not allow that. I want to cry, but I AM tired of crying, and I simply cannot spare the energy to cry.
Perhaps You can help me stop crying when yet another man leaves me, or allows fear to prevent him from being with me, when another relationship ends before it begins, when another setback leaves me feeling like I do not matter or that I lack, when another person betrays and dishonors me. And, yet, help me keep my Heart and arms wide open.
Perhaps You can teach me to always be Love, no matter what. Shall You help me experience Love and Pleasure in this Earthly Sojourn? Shall I once again feel that I can have this? Shall I once again know what it is like to share my Earthly Sojourn with another man (or men, as the case may be)?
I have told You and Others that I wish to live; I do NOT wish to die. I want to remember what it is like to have Joy and Restoration in every moment of my life, waking and sleeping. When I AM Prosperous and active, I AM beyond happy and beyond fulfilled that I have no worries or woes about no Romance in my life.
Can You help me return to that Sacred State? One in which I AM so fulfilled and at Peace that being single is not an issue for me? I want to have Faith in You, Eros, but given how many problems I have had in the past, how can I?
Help me have Faith in You and in Your Power. Help me know Peace and Pleasure and Prosperity, Healing and Wholeness, Joy and Freedom. Please give me a clear and evident Sign that You Are willing to help me. Help me Love You, my world, humanity, and everyone and everything once again.
Thank You, Eros, for reading my letter, for letting me inform you of my suffering, and the suffering of others. I AM a Sacred Servant of the Divine Great Mystery, and I ask that You end our suffering. Let us all have the Love and Romance and Sexual Pleasure and Divine Delights that we so richly desire and deserve. Let us remember great Love and Romance and amazing Sexual Fulfillment, as our Divine Birthright. For they are.
And let us be a Light in the Darkness, and a Beacon of Hope for those that wish to give up on Life.
Eros, may we soon give each other a Divine Abundance of Love and Honor and Adoration.
Robert Alvarez, the Psychic Witch.
Well, I shed a few tears, and that means the Healing is beginning. One of my favorite clients and students recently shared with me a message she Channeled from Spirit; that if there are no tears, how can there be Rainbows in one’s Soul?
For those of you that have experienced setbacks, frustrations, betrayals and endings in Romance, this letter was for you, too.
And for those of you that are in Divine Romances and yet you worry, this was for you, too.
And for those of you who are in Divine Romances and have no worries, may we one day be where you are and have for ourselves what you have.
Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do.
In the past, there are a few people who have asked me to publish posts about Moon Magick and the like.
However, I AM a firm believer and practitioner of said belief that some things are Esoteric (meaning, “for the few,” as opposed to exoteric, meaning, “for the many.”).
And frankly, for years I have discovered that there are people who simply do not appreciate free advice, free Readings, free Energy Healing Treatments, etc.
Nonetheless, there are topics about which I happily post on this blog, and elsewhere. Such as Western Astrology.
In the meantime, yesterday, Thursday, May 9, 2013 was the date of both the New Moon and the Solar Eclipse in Taurus, Sign of Money and Possessions. I spent the entire day and night in Sacred Solitude, using Affirmations and Decrees, taking a nap and surrendering and releasing some frustration and anger.
As I AM fond of saying, my clients, students and friends do not deserve my gunk when I Divine for them. I work on it, then separate it and set it aside if I cannot surrender and release it before meeting with them.
In addition to a Sacred Solitude Day, I engaged in a Spiritual Fast. All I consumed was a big glass of water and a mug of olive leaf tea. Strangely enough, when I engage in these fasts, I AM rarely hungry the following day. I shall soon have my first meal of the day, but one would think I would be a ravenous fiend, but no, not the case.
Another busy weekend, and a busy day today, so I AM off to fly.
Thank you, all, as always, for honoring who I AM and what I do.
And I wholeheartedly recommend all of you be open to ALL aspects of your Divine Birthright. That includes, but is certainly not limited to: Healing, Prosperity, Peace and Divine Protection.
And, in some Magickal Traditions, the New Moon is when Diana’s Bow is arching in the night sky. So, if you need to banish someone’s nonsense, in the immortal words of Captain Kathryn Janeway, “Do it!”
Continuing to work with Nancy Blair’s Goddesses for Every Season (Copyright 1995, Element Books, Inc., Rockport, Massachusetts), the Goddess of the 8th Week of Spring Is Astarte.
According to an article I read on the Internet, (as always, thank you Ask.com), Astarte (pronounced as-TAR-tee) is the Greek Name for the Assyro-Babylonian Goddess Ishtar.
Astarte Is one of many Goddesses, such as Auset/Isis, Mary the Blessed Mother, Kuan Yin, and others that has the Title, “Queen of Heaven.” As such, Astarte Is Governess of the Moon, Stars and Sun.
So, no matter what is happening in your life, Astarte Is Re-Minding you to be as Radiant as a Celestial Body. Allow your Light to shine, no matter what.
The last few days (actually, the last few months), have been personally challenging for me. However, I can clearly See that Astarte Is Re-Minding me, as well, to allow my Light to shine as brightly as I can.
Allow yourself to be Radiant and Brilliant. Look at yourself in the mirror and declare aloud:
“I AM RADIANT! I AM BRILLIANT! I AM A DIVINE DAUGHTER (or, SACRED SUN) OF THE GODDESS! I AM GODDESS-GRACED AND GODDESS-BLESSED!”
Give yourselves permission to love and honor yourselves fully and to be fully Radiant and Brilliant.
Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “The Deafia.” May you receive Bountiful Blessings of Divine Love, Divine Light, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace.
And for all of you already following and reading my blog, may you continue to remember that you are much stronger and much more powerful than all of your obstacles and barriers. Allow Astarte/Ishtar to Radiantly Re-Mind you of this, of your power.
This past Sunday, May 5, 2013, I worked, once again, with the amazing and wondrous Trinity Rose, the Tender of the “Secret Garden Psychic Faires.”
In spite of leading one of the most powerful “Divine Prosperity Events” on Friday, May 3, 2013, I was still surprised at the fact that neither Trinity nor I conducted any Readings this past Sunday.
It has left me feeling, well, discouraged and awful, but it has Re-Minded me to always remember that I AM much stronger and much more powerful than any and all obstacles and barriers.
The fact that this is coupled with the fact that I was moving in the direction of a new romantic relationship and that is now not taking place leaves me feeling angry and frustrated.
All I know is that we are in a Waning Moon, and if anyone is throwing any bad magic towards me, my Inner Sekhmet Is going to come out and devour!
Now, interestingly enough, I AM not in a bad mood now. I AM simply acknowledging what I AM feeling, and right now I AM feeling a lot.
Nonetheless, as The Amazing Nicole Tomassini often says, “Keep it moving!” So, I AM keeping it moving!
In a few hours, I AM going to lead a “Divine Prosperity Event” in Lower Manhattan, NYC. I AM excited, as there shall be a first-time participant who has never participated in any of my Metaphysical Classes before. And I love that he is male; more men truly need to participate in Metaphysical Classes, especially mine.
This post is about what you say, think and write that either prevents you from being Prosperous (financially and otherwise) and what you can do about it.
First, the WORST thing you can say, think or write is along the lines of: “There is never enough money,” or, “I am broke,” or, “I am losing money,” etc. So, PLEASE refrain from using those words.
There is nothing wrong with stating facts, but if you reread the aforementioned statements, the first one is not a fact. It is an opinion.
We can all agree that the sky is blue. However, some of us can refer to the sky is sky blue, light blue, azure blue, etc.
Now, are you really broke? Do you simply have no money, at that moment, or a little bit of money?
And how are you losing money?
Again, focus on exactly what you are saying, thinking or writing. See where that takes you.
I have recently been Re-Minded about the Transformative Power of Mirror Work. The next time you have a few moments, look in a mirror and say, “I AM FINANCIALLY STABLE.” And whatever comes up, let it come up.
Saying Affirmations and Denials in front of a mirror is an excellent way to move past your shit about anything faster and more powerfully. What? The word shit offends you? Think about some of the things you have said, written or thought about Money and Prosperity in the past. Is it something you would put in your pasta or in your garbage disposal or toilet?
Here are some other Denials you can use to pave the way for you to be Financially Prosperous:
“I NOW SURRENDER AND RELEASE ALL ATTACHMENTS TO ALL KINDS OF HARDSHIPS.”
“I NO LONGER ACCEPT FINANCIAL FRUSTRATIONS IN MY LIFE.”
“I NO LONGER ACCEPT POVERTY IN MY WORLD.”
“I NO LONGER HAVE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS.”
And here are some Affirmations to make real and firm your Financially Prosperous Reality:
“MY INCOME IS CONSTANTLY INCREASING. I PROSPER WHEREVER I TURN.”
“EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY, I AM BECOMING MORE FINANCIALLY STABLE.”
“NEW ROADS TO PROSPERITY COME TO ME ALL THE TIME.”
“I AM PROVIDED FOR IN EVERY WAY, NOW AND ALWAYS, IN ALL WAYS.”
I invite all of you to comment on this post. Feel free to share your challenges, your frustration and your triumphs.
Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do. Have a wonderful weekend. I shall be back next week.
As per Nancy Blair’s Goddesses for Every Season, Baubo Is the Goddess of the Seventh Week of Spring.
When Demeter was bereft because Her Divine Daughter, Persephone was abducted by Hades, Baubo came along and lifted up Her skirts, showing off her “wise cracks.”
For some of us, lately, laughter has been much-needed. For some of us in the Northeast, we have not been feeling as much Spring as late Autumn (this Winter baby is NOT complaining).
However, if you need a little more laughter in your life, read a book by Bill Cosby, watch your favorite sit-com (I vote for “The Big Bang Theory” as well as “Frasier,” not to mention “The Honeymooners”), or watch a comedy motion picture.
Baubo knew the importance of Healing Laughter and She also knew that Demeter’s grief was slowly but surely killing all life on Gaia, Mother Earth. Indeed, Baubo’s “wise cracks” helped Demeter crack a smile. On her face, that is.
Although National Poetry Writing Month (or, NaPoWriMo, for short), completed two days ago, I offer this Ode to Baubo:
Baubo, playing with Your skirts,
Performing Your skits,
Spreading open your slits, and
Making us laugh.
Baubo, with Your Wisdom and Humor, of
Various shades and colors,
We stand up and take notice, of
All Your Art and Artifice.
Baubo, You Re-Mind us how to laugh,
How to heal, how to move forward.
Thank You for Your “wise cracks”
That so wonderfully make us “crack” up with laughter and glee.
You, Your Energy, sets us free.
I wholeheartedly encourage all of you to laugh today, especially if you are feeling under the weather.
And now, to acknowledge my newest blog followers: “Michael Armstrong,” THE Cristian Mihai and “Zac Egs.” May all of you receive Divine Blessings from following “This Is Who I AM,” and may Baubo bring Bright Blessings of all kinds and may Her Winds blow favorably on all your endeavors.
And for those of you already following and reading my blog, may you continue to receive Blessings of Protection, Prosperity and Peace.