February ~ Mandala Moon

2.10.16 Exploring Red Skywalker Wavespell

February::licheny moss under Maple branch (Usnea!), 3 eggs laid in coop, four children visit the Haines for the first time . . . 5 of Swords

February: Snow Moon.

February: Named from ‘februa’ for purification rituals in Roman times.

February: Aquarius resides and the Piscean Fish enter the deep waters of Mystery.

To you Aquarius I give the concept of future that man might see other possibilities. You will have the pain of loneliness for I do not allow you to personalize My Love. But for turning man’s eyes to new possibilities I give you the gift of Freedom, that in your liberty you may continue to serve mankind whenever he needs you.”

February: The new moon at 19 degrees of Aquarius arrives on Monday, February 8th at 9:39 AM EST. Aquarius is an air sign, which deals with concepts, thoughts, relating and communicating. As a fixed air sign, Aquarius becomes a strong hub for others to gather round.  The traditional ruler of Aquarius is Saturn, and the modern western ruler of Aquarius is Uranus. Saturn and Uranus are currently in a loose trine to each other (within 3 degrees), one which will culminate at the end of the year. This has a stimulating impact that assists in breaking patterns that have us bound, while remembering to build new patterns that support our lives and dreams at the same time, tying the release with new creation. When we can name the ideas that cause harm then we can also encourage the rebuilding of a mindset that is not tricked by thoughts that keep us locked in illusion, and Aquarius is able to see clearly thus facilitating solutions and ways that are unconfined, and may be invisible to others.

February: Houses Adar,which begins with the New Moon on February 8th and ends on March 7th.

Adar is the realm of the upside down contrarian trickster who utilizes the sense of humor to bring about ch-ch-change through the connection between spleen and laughter, which is often called ‘the best medicine’ for it has the power to turn cynicism, doubt, and difficulty into joy, making it an important ingredient for health. Its healing potential is associated with the melancholy and lethargic influence of the black humor related to the spleen, which is considered the controller of the sense of laughter, indicating that laughter simultaneously has the power to modulate melancholy and to completely transform it into joy. The two idioms “black humor” and “happy thought” have the same exact letters in Hebrew. Laughter is not only transformative, it is also overflowing, for once laughter begins, it tends to continue and grow, infecting others with laughter as well. It thus has the power to nullify and sweeten any bitter taste leftover in our mouths from before, and to overflow and be shared communally . . . a reflection of the Aquarian who is not only in his element in situations regarding relating socially and communally, but is also adept at navigating thoughts and ideas in an unlimiting or confining way thus stimulating new possibilities.

This communality is further visible in the creatures associated with Adar, namely the Dolphin, the Monkey, and the Elephant. They all three congregate in tribes, and a commonality between them is their curiosity about everything, which is visible in their ability to learn from and with Man. In addition to being entertaining animals, they seem to be capable of smiling and laughing, making us laugh and feel glad perhaps because they’ve been created from the essence of laughter. Yet this seeming is an appearance, and Monkey’s are notorious actors and imitators, copying others, thereby symbolic of deception within the holy or mirroring what they see, depending on perception. To be aware of this is to look behind the pretense, to what doesn’t only look good, but what is true at an individual level, while utilizing the Monkey behavior to also be in the essence of the mischievous and absurd, thus walking in paradoxes. Adar is for abandonment of dogmas and restrictions::a time to become like the Drunken Monkey, to play the fool, whereby our very intoxication opens the doors to the realms of Joy.

The first Joy is one in which the entire body is included in the celebration of gladness by taking pleasure in all the mundane details that are physical like resting, eating, drinking, sleeping, and so on.

The second Joy comes through rejoicing and celebrating emotions which give us the gift of feeling, centering on the feeling of love heightens the quality of this Joy.

Intellectual Joy is the third state and comes from being mindful and aware of individual blessings, as well as collective ones, which are perceived when time is given to understanding one’s accumulated knowledge and wisdom as it is.

Spiritual or prophetic joy conveys from the Dance of Water Drawing, which alludes to participants drawing from the well of prophecy as they dance with joy. This is a form of joy that comes from expanded and expansive consciousness, aligned with the sacred.

The fifth Joy lives in the celebration of the paradox of being. It simultaneously includes all the four joys above, while transcending them. It is the indescribable indefinable joy, the joy beyond and behind joy; it is joy until you do not know anymore where joy begins and ends.

From these states of joy we are invited to explore beneath the surface, to leave the masquerade and the masks that we wear behind us, and find in the ordinary the miracles that are often concealed from us by our own ideas. Adar asks us to suspend our beliefs and hang upside down, like the Monkey, to see ourselves from a different humorous perspective when we let go of our masks and attachment to our identities as we would have them be, challenging us to discover ourselves as we truly are instead of who we think we’d like to be or what we are mimicking. It opens entrance to a playful place where we allow ourselves joyous celebration when we are no longer trying to control and manipulate outcomes, swinging within the paradox gladly and even foolishly instead, until a state of transcendent Joy of joy’s is reached that we journey forth with as new wisdom earned. When life is a sacrament lived with joy, there are no limits to where the journey will take us.

Adar is as much about our connections with each other as it is with the sacred. If we want the sacred in our lives there is a path for us and this month teaches us what that is, going from below to above to below, round and round as a wheel turning. Wheels are at their highest when they are in motion doing what they are meant to do, a wheel does not stop until it is ready, and that is the place hidden from the observer, revealed as it lifts and turns again. So it is with the waters below, they sometimes are hidden and thus conceal the path that is known to be there, yet can be difficult to find and may reveal itself when we stop trying to find it. The seen and unseen, the holy and the profane, the choice to take action or not, are all part of the message and hint of the work we can do that reverberates throughout Adar, which is also about trust. Does one trust the hiddenness, the unconscious, and the turn of the wheel over which there is no control::trust the response to the unpredicted outcome?

Adar is a month about seeing the truth instead of deceiving oneself with what looks good. With clear head and heart, having grown enough to see through falsehood and know when we are in presence of truth. To see truth and see through illusion is to see the sacred in all. It is to see the real thing. A true vision sees all. It sees our place in it and it sees our place to come. This is where the true laughter pours from and climaxes from the vision that sees the futility in scurrying toward enlightenment, letting go of limitations and feeling deeply through joy our own essence and song, allowing ourselves to sing to that which we are part of which in turn shows us the funny and hilarious in how we saw before, and we dance into the waters renewed.

February: for leaps of faith this is the month as it holds the leap day for the leap year, the day out of time, bearing 28 days for three years, then 29 days in the fourth before reverting to the 28 day pattern.  This one begins on a Yellow Overtone Seed during the Illuminating Yellow Sun Wavespell in the Red Castle of Initiation and ends on the 29th day occurring on a Galactic Activation Portal during a Yellow Resonant Human within a White Castle of Refinement Cycle in the White Worldbridger Wavespell.

February: Story: There once was an old Indian. His little grandson often came in the evenings to sit at his knee and ask the many questions that children ask. One day the grandson came to his grandfather with a look of anger on his face.

Grandfather said, “Come, sit, tell me what has happened today.”

The child sat and leaned his chin on his Grandfather’s knee. Looking up into the wrinkled, nut brown face and the kind dark eyes, the child’s anger turned to quiet tears.

The boy said, “I went to the town today with my father, to trade the furs he has collected over the past several months. I was happy to go, because Father said that since I had helped him with the trapping, I could get something for me. Something that I wanted.  I was so excited to be in the trading post. I have not been there before. I looked at many things and finally found a metal knife! It was small, but good size for me, so Father got it for me.”

Here the boy laid his head against his grandfather’s knee and became silent. The Grandfather, softly placed his hand on the boys raven hair and said, “And then what happened?”.

Without lifting his head, the boy said, “I went outside to wait for Father, and to admire my new knife in the sunlight. Some town boys came by and saw me, they got all around me and starting saying bad things. They called me dirty and stupid and said that I should not have such a fine knife. The largest of these boys, pushed me back and I fell over one of the other boys. I dropped my knife and one of them snatched it up and they all ran away, laughing.”

Here the boy’s anger returned, “I hate them, I hate them all!”

The Grandfather, with eyes that had seen too much, lifted his grandson’s face so his eyes looked into the boy’s. Grandfather said, “Let me tell you a story.”

“I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times. It is as if there are two wolves inside me, one is white and one is black. The White Wolf is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way. But the Black Wolf is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing. Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them seek to dominate my spirit.”

The boy, looked intently into his Grandfather’s eyes, and asked, “Which one wins Grandfather?”

The Grandfather, smiled and said, “The one I feed.”

UNIVERSAL LAW OF JUDGEMENT (feminine aspect)

DIAMONDBACK
Evokes Visionary Experience

THE GREAT HEALER
Invokes Cosmic Judges to Resolve Interdimensional Issues

ALOHA
Balances Karma and Aligns Sacred Path

SPIRITUAL LAW OF KARMA (masculine aspect)

INYAN OYATE
Invokes Cycles of Cause and Effect

HADEN
Opens Doorways To Transcend And Transmute

KAHOMNIYA WICAHPI WINYAN
The Mirror of Self

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