Archive for Death and Rebirth

Making Peace with the Dark Goddess And the Ascent Journey

Cayelin_April_2016by Cayelin K Castell

July 13, 2016 Venus rose from the Underworld as the Leo Sovereign Queen Meta-Goddess to begin the process of reclaiming her true self, including healthy, radiant self-love, having released all the distortions connected to this on her journey to the underworld.

Venus/Inanna/Leo is now a fully initiated Goddess having gone through a shamanic death that required her to die to who she believed herself to be so she could be reborn into who she truly is as the Divine Sovereign Queen, confident, wise, charismatic, and inspiring. If we have been paying attention to this journey this is true for us all. Read More

The Alchemy of Venus: Attuning to the Goddess Changes Everything

As a Shamanic Astrologer and Active Dreamer I see that life takes on greater vibrancy and congruence when lived as a “Call and Response” game. We hear Great Mystery calling to us through our dreams and visions, synchronicity and coincidence, and the movements of the Earth, Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars. Read More

Sekhmet Returns

IMG_2816Sekhmet and the Leo Venus Cycle

Last August 22, 2015 a new 19 month Initiatory Journey of Venus began. This cycle lasts until March 31, 2017.

Venus rose into the morning sky in Leo ignited the Solar Feminine archetype of Leo. On July 13, 2016 Venus rose into the evening sky to claim her throne.

When healthy the Leo archetype expresses as sacred feminine power and leadership captured in the imagery of the Radiant Divine Sovereign Queen.

There are many examples in our cross-cultural ancient pantheons of Goddess Queens, including Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, Hera, Juno, Amaterasu, Astarte, Rhiannon, Lakshmi, Persephone, Erishkigal, Selene, Freya, Ixchel and many more.

Venus passes through each phase of this new initiatory journey in the archetypal realm of Leo. It is powerful time to engage the mysteries of healthy Self-Love, what does that mean and  how can we make the most of this opportunity? A new Venus Tele-Class series that begins on July 31 explores the gifts the Leonine Goddesses have for us with a special focus on Sekhmet, the Egyptian Lionheaded Queen Goddess often depicted with the Solar Disk on her head.

Although Sekhmet’s story has been distorted in its patriarchal telling, there are remnants within these Tellings that let us know Sekhmet is a pure divine solar light being and she is carrying the best of the Royal Codes of Queenship. She reminds us these light codes are within each of us and we now have an opportunity to remember and reclaim our divine heritage. Read More

Reclaiming the Divine Sovereign Queen – Venus in Leo Journey

by Cayelin K Castell

 Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be
brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
~ Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love

Note: Marianne Williamson was born in this Venus Overtone as she is turning 64 in 2016. Plus, Marianne wrote her book A Return To Love in her age 40 Venus Return clearly inspired by this expression of the Divine Feminine as indicated in the above quote. To find out more about other Women Leaders born in this Venus Cycle and their accomplishments during their Venus returns be sure to check out this Article by Tami Brunk. 

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