This month, the wisdom of Temperence urges us to find a way to go with the flow of whatever is happening around and unfolding within us. This is not a passive stance but a choice to stay open to change, both externally and internally. We experience flow when we abandon our attempts to overly control our life. Our inner pulse can then sync with the outer rhythm of life. By all means, make plans and have goals, but remember to leave a little wiggle room!
The Celtic cycle of marking the first days of each season with a fire festival is pre-Christian, and an older pagan ritual also exists in Ireland for the first of August (Crom Dubh day). The four fire festivals are Imbolc (beginning of Spring, February 1st, rebirth after winter) Bealtaine (beginning of Summer, May 1st, planting of the seeds for the harvest) Lughnasadh (beginning of Fall/Autumn, August 1st, reaping of the harvest) and Samhain (beginning of Winter, November 1st, the end of the harvest, symbolic death/endings).
Leo in love, now that is quite an interesting issue to consider, seeing that the Leo individual never does or feels anything halfway in their life! Well it’s the same when it comes to love. The Leo person is basically very passionate and steadfast about their feelings. And without a doubt they will always be that way about life, and especially in the area of love and romance. They are as a rule very loyal in their love relationships and also can be very compassionate. When a Leo falls in love, he or she falls very hard and often, very quickly. Leos are full of zest and vitality when it comes to love, sex and relationships, and for this reason they give a lot - be warned though because they usually expect a lot in return.
Charli Haynes - Origin Psychic
‘I love doing readings for people. It gives me such joy to help people on their path - it gives me a sense of completeness and right livelihood.’
Some people have asked me when I discovered my psychic abilities. Well, it happened early on in childhood. I was 5 years old and I was getting information that was unusual and very accurate. My mother, who was Croatian & psychic herself encouraged this information.
I believe that all children are psychic, because they are so open, but parents put a stop to this natural ability, calling it childish and put it down to children’s imagination.
I was lucky that my mother believed me and nurtured my talent.
When my grandmother died, I was 7 years old - I actually saw her as a spirit while I was in bed one night. I was afraid at first, but quickly gained comfort from her presence. My mother had the same experience one night.
As a child, I also worked as an actress and model, which gave me the confidence to deal with many different kinds of people. I continued as a working actress & stand up comedian into my adulthood. Being psychic, it can be quite strange to be on stage as a comedian and pick up information from the audience! It was a quirky & vulnerable place to be, to say the least!
This book has had a long gestation – it’s been taking form within the cauldron of my inner world for a few years now. Ideas for a book, principally about the process of accessing our own internal wisdom have swirled around, bubbling up from time to time from the depths of my cauldron, but nothing took on a firm shape. Until one day very recently when the title ‘The Hermit’s Lantern’ emerged, and with it, quite spontaneously, an image of the framework upon which to shape the book.
Know Thyself’ - a concept implicit in the philosophy of probably all of the wisdom and spiritual traditions of the world over time. Yet what we now know, thanks to the inroads made by psychology into the workings of the human mind, is that the mysteries of the subconscious can make that process of self-knowledge a little complicated. This is where I find the tarot helps enormously, as it is a sophisticated tool which allows us to get a glimpse of what might be happening in that mysterious subconscious world of ours.
Grandmother Moon has many names in the month of July: Claiming Moon, Buck Moon, Flower Moon, Middle Summer Moon. The Sun and Moon are the largest luminaries in our day and night time, a constant in all of our lives. The Moon has no light of its own, it reflects the Sun light, helps to guide us in our darker hours, is a friend we can tell our deepest secrets to, is an enchantress that urges us to dance and laugh with abandon when she is full in the sky.
The Conch shell makes such a powerful sacred sound.
I am most familiar with its use in Hindu rituals, especially during bhajans or ‘devotional songs’. Whenever I hear its sound, it’s as if my whole being, cell by cell is being cleansed and woken up. It is used both in Hawaiian and Hindu tradition to bring in the Divine, to awaken our Spirits and purify the energy, especially at the start of any ceremony. It is a rousing call; a call to begin or to start over.
Cancer in love, well that is quite a handful! People born under this sign are usually highly emotional and will feel an entire range of emotions within. They are also often extremely romantic, and when they fall in love, they fall head of heels! This is not always good for the Cancer individual, because they can often be too nice and giving, and they may be taken advantage of by the person they are giving their love to. They are also very committed to their loved one once they are in a relationship and they can be extremely loyal, you could say, to a fault.
'Be the change you want to be.’
There are many Hawaiian legends about the Goddess Pele. She is believed to have settled on the island of Hawai’i, in the crater of the Kilauea volcano. She is revered and respected for her fiery explosive energy and is the most loved, feared and famous goddess in Polynesia. Who is not awed by the sight of an erupting volcano?