Episode 63

Eclipsing Through the Veils

In this episode we will explore the Solar Gate of Samhain, Mercury's shift into Scorpio, and Mars' Retrograde in Gemini. These are powerful times to harness the prayer of your Ancestors!

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Ra Ma:

Welcome to stars, stones and stories. I am your host Rama and together we are reading Ancient Future wisdom as we birth the New Earth. If you're into astrology, cosmology, living mythology, earth based spirituality and ancestral healing, you are home. If you've stumbled upon this podcast and are new to these topics, this is sovereign sanctuary to expand and deepen your wisdom. As a cosmic priestess, I witness many of the threshold of great transformation. I specialize in astrological divination, sacred site activations and priestess arts for the Aquarian Age. You may learn more about my work and budding Mystery School at Earthseedtemplearts.com Or follow @earthseedtemplearts on Instagram. This community is your opportunity to claim your story, your unique identity and power knowing that you are the hero of your own journey. You are a hologram for the collective and you matter. The world needs your gifts and creativity now more than ever. Crystallize your medicine.

Ra Ma:

Oh great ancient ones, great ancestors, we call to you. May you hear the voices of your descendants traversing through time and space. We humbly ask for your support, your wise medicine ways and your genius solutions in these times. Dear ancestors, we wish to partner with you for we know we cannot do this alone. As we traverse the mystery we ask that you, our starry ancestors are with us each breath of the way. May we have clarity of mind and Crystaline vision to see through the dark. May we walk our paths of high holy truth as that is what is needed now more than ever. And so it is.

Ra Ma:

This Samhain we are eclipsing through the veils. We are in the season of Samhain, the autumn cross quarter festival the Dark of the Moon. As we approach hallows eve, all souls night, the Feast of the dead and the festival of remembrance. Here in the northern hemisphere we celebrate this descent, this going down into the earth while our brothers and sisters in the southern hemisphere are rising up. Coming to the light and both the descent and ascent mirror one another as the veils are thin and the ways of magic are upon us. In Samhain, the wise woman is called upon each and every one of us. And this is a time of the year where the dark goddess, The Crone, The Hag, for all of her medicine, in her great wisdom, is honored. It is a beautiful time to clean the house in the heart in preparation for the arrival of your ancestors.

Ra Ma:

We're coming into ancestor season and in my humble opinion, every day is ancestors day, every day is an opportunity to claim your own connection to the other world, to the unseen realms, as these unseen realms ultimately support the structures of our 3D world that is made manifest. We are in this beautiful time of Samhain, as lunar Samhain has already come through the 25th of October's Scorpio partial solar eclipse that new moon calendar Samhain is celebrated the 31st of October, and then we have the Day of the Dead celebrated on the first of November. Solar Samhain this year comes on the seventh of November as the sun aligns at 15 degrees Scorpio. This is such a Beautiful time, a rich time to really activate your deep listening skills, to reflect, to review and to be in more stillness. To find renewal through meditation, through trance, through rest, through sleep, through dreaming, through astral travel, through journaling, through meeting yourself, within yourself within yourself within yourself.

Ra Ma:

On this day, as I'm recording this Venus day, we've just had Jupiter retrograde back into his home sign of Pisces. So for all of you who have Jupiter in Pisces in your birth chart in your natal chart, this is your window of opportunity to really receive the fruits of this transit as Jupiter is in your home sign and will not return for another 12 years Jupiter as that wise, expansive teacher in Pisces wishing to deliver so much through the mystical, cosmic, poetic, creative realms. Our vastness has this ability to be expanded through this transit especially as Jupiter will be dancing back towards Neptune, around 24,25 degrees Pisces. And so, this is that final kind of culmination that we experienced between the Jupiter Neptune conjunction in April of this year of 2022. Tomorrow on the 29th of October, Saturday, Saturn Day, we have a Mercury shifting into Scorpio. And now we have the Sun, Venus and Mercury lined in Scorpio really transmitting this desire to dig into the depths to speak from more hidden spaces and places.

Ra Ma:

As this is such an intense time of probing we can expect collectively, for secrets to emerge. Perhaps even personally, you will find information coming to light that at times might even be a little surprising. One of the most key experiences that we have in this coming week is the Mars Retrograde and I've gone into deeper explanation about this Mars Retrograde in prior episodes, and I invite you if you do want more of that deep rich transmission to consider joining Ma Magick, where I am now offering exclusive extended podcast journeys, as well as so many other experiences to take you through the four primary phases of the moon. So you can consciously work with these lunar rhythms in this manifestation Council and you can click into the show notes to learn more about Ma Magick and also just to book a one on one session with yours truly, so that you can help decipher how this really powerful potent astrology wishes to activate you personally within your own chart.

Ra Ma:

So on the 30th of October, we have Mars shifting retrograde at 25 degrees 36 arc minutes Gemini. And this is happening around 9:26am. Eastern Time, as I've been talking about Mars went into the shadow the front end of the shadow on the third of September at eight degrees eight arc minutes Gemini and Mars will ship direct on the 12th of January 2023 at eight degrees, eight arc minutes Gemini and we'll finally clear that shadow mid March of 2023 and move into cancer at the end of March. March is going to be a really important month astrologically for us in 2023. One of the most significant moments because we have Saturn shifting into Pisces around March 7, we have Pluto moving into Aquarius, just before the spring equinox. And we have the culmination of this Mars journey and Gemini. Now in ancient times, Mars was not just seen as a god of war, but also the God of vegetation and fertility. Presiding over the prosperity of various animals, including cattle. He protected agriculture and really was very much connected to sacred animals like the woodpecker, the horse and the wolf. I think it's important to lean into this as Mars is in astrology really seen as this God of War, this planetary archetype that connects us to drive and aim and force and can really be connected to anger, aggression, assertiveness. Quite often Mars transits can be very intense, there can be... in extreme cases, there can be extreme amounts of danger and violence and torture. But yet, as Mars is so connected to our ability to be in alignment with our drive, it is very much about the physical vitality of the body, which when we are in this human incarnation, as much as many practices and techniques, which do take us out of our body, it is the physical body that is quite holy, it becomes our temple in this lifetime, and to utilize the body as a temple can be very, very profound. And I think Mars energy helps us to harness this power. Now Mars and Gemini really wants to work through the powers of the mind to play with duality, with light and dark and yin and yang and masculine and feminine. Gemini energy can connect to the scribe and the storyteller, Coyote medicine, the trickster, the fool the eternal child. This energy is very social, but yet also can be very noncommittal, very restless, it is at times inconsistent and at times very open to learning and wanting to be adaptable and wanting to have fun. So we can expect through this Mars Retrograde, an opportunity for mental expansion to be more fast and adaptable. Through the power of your mind, wherever Mars is transiting between that eight to 26 degrees Gemini you really want to see where that's living in your chart. And be willing to take some action in new inventive ways. Mars in Gemini wants to stimulate you to bring in inspiration, I'm really seeing this as a very powerful opportunity to dig deep into the subconscious mind. And to work with rewriting the script, the narrative that is kept you bound that is no longer serving you. Again, you want to look to where Mars is transiting between that eight to 26 degree Gemini. Like know that between now and the 12th of January, Mars will be officially retrograde. And we'll be clear in that shadow the 16th of March.

Ra Ma:

As Mars goes retrograde, there's this call to really connect in with the ancient holy temples of the past. And as Mars shifts direct, there is also this call to visit the ruins of a temple needing to find that truth that everywhere you go, everything you do is a radical transformative invitation to something holy or something greater than you in this current moment, in this current time and space. And if you would like to work with stones, and you have any Flint, working with flint through this Mars Retrograde can be very grounding, very powerful. It is a type of quartz and very much can connect to fire and air energy, and thought, spirit and passion and creativity. And it brings in the strength and stability. And Flint is found in many many sacred sites around the world and gives us this opportunity to really anchor in deeply to the earth as we are in between the veils eclipsing through this time and space, time bending and timeline hopping and jumping is very much available to you. As you write your natural waves of inspiration and let go of the desire to force things and allow things to happen in their own unique timing. Really writing the current trace the energy, follow the energy where it is guiding you, follow the breadcrumb trail of synchronicities and I guarantee you magic will be revealed over and over over and over again for you.

Ra Ma:

One of the most key ways to work with Timeline Jumping is to be very clear about the timeline you wish to move into, to consciously shift your vibrational state to match that timeline. And to lock in the vibrational state, so it is free from wavering, then begin to take an action that is an expression of the new timeline. And again, and again and again, you persevere so that that timeline is that which comes to light for you. As we move through eclipse season, self care is key. And nervous system care is so important.

Ra Ma:

We're coming steadily to the total lunar eclipse on the eighth of November, and in Episode 64 will tune into that astrology on a deeper level. However, for now, I want to just say, first and foremost, take really good care of your nervous system. stay grounded, stay hydrated, drink extra water, eat foods that your body enjoys digesting. And if at any point you're feeling overwhelmed, you can take a moment and take your hands and the soles of your feet. Place them on the earth bear if you're able to, and breathe and connect into the core of Mother Earth. And as you do so, close your eyes and to the tip of your tongue, take it to the roof of your mouth, and mentally chant victory, victory victory and see that victory happening through your third eye.

Ra Ma:

I wish you bounty and blessings as you move through the Samhain Eclipse portal, as the veils reveal themselves to you so that the truths that wish to come to light emerge and that the blessing of your ancestral lineage back to you at every step that you take within this holy holy time.

Ra Ma:

May there be peace to the east, May there be peace to the south, may there be peace to the west, may there be peace to the north. And may that peace thread deep into the heart of Mother Earth and out throughout the cosmos, out into infinity and then weave right back into the center of your heart. And so it is and so it is and so it is. Ase. Blessed Be.

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EarthSeed Temple Arts (ETA) offers astrological divination, a mystery school, and global pilgrimages to activate your starseed wisdom through educational and mystical experiences. Ra Ma, the pillar of ETA is an artist, alchemical astrologer, cosmic high priestess, herbalist, gridkeeper, pilgrimage steward, yogic healer and the creatrix of the podcast Stars, Stones, and Stories. She has studied the art of starkeeping for over 28 years and holds a MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology with merit through The Sophia Centre. Ra Ma leads annual pilgrimages to Egypt, Avalon and the South of France. She began teaching yoga in 2006 and weaves a blend of Kundalini and Kripalu technologies with mantra, deep meditation and sound healing. In addition, she offers Quantum Healing Hypnosis journeys as taught by Dolores Cannon as a means to dissolving blocks within previous incarnations to midwife your cosmic evolution.
While earning a BA from Hampshire college, she focused on Paleolithic and Neolithic Goddesses, Interdisciplinary Arts, and Media Criticism. She went on to earn a Post Baccalaureate in Visual Art from SMFA, Reiki Master Certification, numerous yoga certifications, and other credentials in the healing arts. In 2022 she completed her dissertation to receive a MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology via the Sophia Centre of UWTSD. She has studied the art of starkeeping for over 28 years.

In 2017 she began facilitating global pilgrimages to Egypt, South of France, and England with the prayer of guiding others to fall in love with Nature by simultaneously awakening the powerpoints of Earth through the human body.

She studies regularly with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes and Daoist Priest Jeffrey Yuen. Her beloved mentor Elder Malidoma Somé recently transitioned and his medicine teachings are a wellspring of inspiration for this work.