Queen of Heaven and Earth

Greetings beloveds,

This has been a busy season hasn’t it? There’s a meme that says “Capricorns are so boring, I forgot it was even your season”. No offense, but it’s true. I distinctly can remember the energy of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius season. Now, in Capricorn season it seems very active but in a different way. At the winter solstice we reach the 7th gate of the underworld. We lay down our physical form to embrace the spirit of death and change. We enter the 8th gate to explore our subconscious dreams. The things that we only dare to express in the quiet of our journals.

There’s the celebration with friends and family, the liminal space of the time outside of time between the holy-days and the honoring of our pasts in the Gregorian new year. Then it’s go time. We rise from the 8th gate and begin our ascension. What do you leave behind? What do you take with you? We clear out our homes, set goals, buy a gym memberships, and fill our fridges with fresh vegetables. Yet, when we look at the astrology of this time in 2019, it is ruled by the energy of Saturn. Of planning, organizations, structure, time.

Inanna, who has made it clear for me that this is her preferred time of year to be honored. At what other time are we so clearly connected to the earth and the heavens. When a powerful narrative of the birth of a King being foretold by the stars in the sky is so richly woven through Western culture. Another narrative exists though. One of a Queen. A Queen who was selfish, strong, self-assured, slightly narcissistic, determined, ambitious, kind, and giving. A Queen who knew what she wanted and wasn’t afraid to go after it even if that meant playing some tricks along the way. The kind of tricks that gained her the 7 ME’s, brought her life where only the dead were allowed to tread, and eventually lead to her transformation from Queen to Goddess.

When thinking of Inanna, I remember her feisty side. She was so active and alive. She made me want to be like her. Brave. Secure or perhaps foolish enough to defy all expectations to accomplish her goals. She didn’t wait for anyone to give her permission. She made a decision and acted. I think about her in relation to winter, the stillness that seeps into our lives. It seems so far removed from her stories, yet this is the time when she wants to be heard.

What wisdom does she have to share with us? To slow down instead of rushing into things. We don’t always know what lies beyond the next gate. We cannot be sure that our beloved will mourn for us when we leave. That even with all the power, beauty, and magic of the world we still experience loss. We still make mistakes and have to make amends for what we have done. Above all else we have to do better. When we rise from the depths of the underworld and are initiated into a new form it is a gift. One that no one else has had the honor to receive. We should treat this experience with respect and to assist others. At the very least to help ourselves.

Kamilah Rose

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo: Back to the Light

Greetings beloveds,

A full moon ruled by the element of fire with the Moon and North Node in Leo, Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius, and then Mars and Uranus in Aries. With an even distribution between the fire signs we have each stage of creation – a spark of life, the strong flames of midlife, and the quiet warmth of dying embers. The moon in Leo in the 10th house shines light on the will and courage needed to face our purpose.

Take note from the different forms of the fire signs. Where do you fall in the fire spectrum of creation? Are you at the beginning stages, identifying and starting to move forward in your career? Perhaps you have started your career or are in your prime. Lastly, you may be a well-versed expert in your field with a solid background and vision of who you are. This isn’t a linear process. We often grow , change, and expand our understanding of our purpose and how that can or will affect our career.

Above all else, allow yourself to shine in your chosen role whatever that may be. The world would not be the same without you. Let your career or source of income be like the moon and reflect your inner light to others.

These might be hard words to hear but sometimes we feel that we have a calling but it’s difficult to manifest. We take the classes, get the job, find the mentor, write the book, create the program but it doesn’t go anywhere. We find ourselves suffering from imposter syndrome. We worry that we are not on the right path or encounter a lot of resistance along the way. We may feel so attached to what we THINK or FEEL we are supposed to be doing or who we are yet, we are unable to make progress in that area.

Take that step back. Look at how you approach these topics. Are you so attached to this career, purpose, or identity that it is difficult to keep perspective and make necessary changes to move forward. The power of Leo lies in their natural appeal to others. Find those who are in your field or have similar interests which can bolster and support you on this path. Then ground yourself through the foundation you have been working on since this the Cancer new moon last month.

Your home is a sacred space. Cleanse it, fill it with things that bring you peace, and then retreat there to rest and refuel. You’ve got this.

Kamilah Rose

January Journal Prompt

This year, we will focus on journal prompts focused on a specific word. Copy the word into your journal in any fashion you desire. You can write, color, paint, draw, or use pictures to describe what this word brings to mind when you read it.

Free write what comes to your mind when you acknowledge the word for 10 minutes. Then return to this three days later and free write for another 10 minutes.

You are the light of the world,

-Kamilah Rose

New Moon in Capricorn: The Value of Your Talents

Greetings beloveds!

This new moon is ruled by Earth energy. Not only is this moon in Capricorn but it is joined by Pluto, the Sun, and Saturn in the 6th house then Mercury in the 5th house. 6th house energy calls our attention to discernment, knowledge, talents, and learned skills. This placement of planets suggests that now is a wonderful time to access our current skills:

Your close friends or social circle may be able to help you identify these skills or have ideas on where you can build or use these skills.

Concentrate on ways to bring comfort to others and yourself. Things that provide safety, nurturing, and a space where folks feel that they can be their true selves.

If you find that you have a difficult time with this process this indicates shadow work surrounding root, sacral, solar plexus, and heart chakra characteristics. An exploration of how to integrate and acknowledge these truths can be obtained through reflection upon the reasons why you would not be interested in using your talents to assist others. Are there fears around this surrounding you not being worthy or good enough to help others? An idea that others are not deserving of this assistance? Or perhaps you have tried this before and was unsuccessful. A fear of humiliation, failure, judgement, and shame cloud your drive to follow your purpose. Through shadow work you can acknowledge the drive behind these barriers and find ways to use them to your benefit.

This reflection and shadow work are grounded in mindfulness, meditation, and ritual. Being willing to sit with your dreams, fears, and ask for divine assistance takes a level of trust and acceptance that Capricorn energy is uniquely built to support. Capricorn is represented by the goat-fish. A being that is grounded in earthly energy of hard work and perseverance while also being able to navigate the depths of our emotions and subconscious. This is the energy of devotion which comes from communion with Spirit and building a relationship of trust.

With love,

Kamilah Rose

Enchantment: The Power of Winter

Greetings beloveds,

I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season. There’s so much magic available to us at this time. This is the liminal space of the 8th gate. Past the complete release of the 7th gate where we are judged by our own heart, body, and soul. This judgement is an assessment. It is a an unfiltered look at our actions, words, thoughts, and desires. We are always found guilty. Guilty of living, loving, and being fully present in the 3D. The outcome releases us from that density where now we can be free to design our next steps.

  • Create: paint, draw, write, read, cook
  • Rest: sleep in, take a walk, visit friends, take a trip
  • Cleanse: the body through food, the mind through meditation, the soul through gratitude, your space through decluttering/donations

Most importantly take that leap of faith into the 8th gate to release your dreams and highest aspirations.

Enchanted: Full Moon in Cancer

It’s the most magical time of the year…well one of them at least. This full moon in Cancer coincides with the Winter Solstice. We have passed the 7th gate into the Underworld, leaving behind our connections to this material world to move deeper into the spiritual. A full moon in the darkest night illustrates the absorb nature of duality. There is never darkness without light or light without darkness. I was reminded of Genesis 1:1-3


“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.


And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.”

            There was never a time without darkness. The notion that we come from the light is a limited notion. Light comes from darkness. The energy of a cancer full moon brings us back to the waters of life that existed in the darkness. Think of all that is waiting for you in the shadows. More than you could ever imagine. We haven’t even explored most of the waters of this planet and are always finding new forms of life. New ways to love, exist and be. What exists in the dark waters of the primordial mother for you?

          This new moon allow yourself to become Enchanted. To fall in love with the magic of the season. The way the light shines through the trees. The glisten on frost, ice,or snow in the morning light. The flicker of the firelight against the cold dark of the night. Everything holds a bit of magic within it if you’re willing to see it. There’s a magic practice that calls for you to “soften your gaze”,letting your eyes slowly lose focus so that the world is a little hazy. It removes the harsh filter of reality that binds us to this world. Move into the world of dreams an imagination of the 8th gate. This space that allows for anything to be possible. Unicorns, mermaids, fairies, elves, wands,and magic rings are the norm here. Need something? Say the words with the right materials and it is yours. If you’ve been following along I’ve been working my way through the underworld with some of the Goddesses of Life and Death. Checkout the Enchanted series to begin your exploration of this liminal space. It’s never too late to enter the land of Enchantment.

          This full moon brings us healing and wisdom. When you entered the 7th Gate to the Underworld what did you release? What did you have to let go of? There is healing that can be found from finding your connection to these items, beliefs,experiences, roles, or relationships. There is something that holds you the reconnected to them and thus to your current state. If you want to change that through Shadow Alchemy, allow yourself to find the joy in not having them. The brilliance of letting Spirit carry the load for a moment. Does this make you feel anxious,scared, relieved? Sit with those feelings. Breath through them. Light some incense to your favorite guide, fix them a meal, and let yourself feel that release. In Enchantment we will explore the ways to utilize the art of beauty, glamour, visualization, breath work, and movement to perform Shadow Alchemy. The stronger the feeling the more powerful the reaction. Think of a chemical reaction, some are small and unnoticeable others can level a nation. Think of the change you can bring to your life with that kind of energy.

          As you sit and take this energy in what messages have you received? Watch your dream sand look for other reoccurring signs in your life such as numbers (3, 6, 8), animals,or themes in your conversations will all be clues to what areas you need to work on or will assist you in your work. Oh and if you need some support Isis is the perfect Goddess to work with.

Happy Full Moon and Winter Solstice loves, 

Kamilah Rose 

Winter Solstice 2018: The Heart of the Underworld

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            Welcome to the 7th Gate. On this day we enter into death releasing all that holds us to who we think we are and who we want to be. We are only spirit here. Even those who you care for or are responsible for are no longer under your care. The Anuna, the 7judges, have case their verdict. The judgement: death. Death of the beliefs, relationships, and self that binds us to the needs, desires, and rules of the world. Here, order is derived from Universal Law. “The ways of the underworld are perfect”. “Be satisfied, a divine power of the underworld has been fulfilled. You must not open your mouth against the rites of the underworld.”

            What do you feel when you release all your ties to this life? Are you free? Fearful? Open and ready to see what is next? Everyone has a different moment each time they enter death. It is exactly what one needs at that time. Perhaps you are in rest mode or perhaps you are feeling called to action. To move, to work, to heal, to breath, to be. In death, what actions are you called to? Love             Universal Love: Relationships will feel full of love. A divine love. The love that is shared directly from Source. This shifts the duality of love throughout shadow and light. Source holds all emotional states. For some, that love is is clear but in others it is refracted. When we release ourselves in the underworld we experience the unhindered love of completion. Embrace that this winter and DO NOT SETTLE FOR LESS from anyone or anything thing.

            Now that you are released from your binds, what do you need to get done? Where do you need to put your energy or build your power? Review, review, review! Do you need to correct some relationships? If someone has been treating you crazy or taking advantage of you this year let them know that time is over. Develop your boundaries, state them, and enforce them. This may mean that you lose some things along the way. Stepping into your power can come at a price. What are you willing to release to be free?In Winter, it is your life. To return to the land of the living, someone must take your place. What will that sacrifice be? What are you willing to let die? Views,behaviors, habits, relationships, items, places that drain you? Let it go.

Welcome to the Underworld. 

Kamilah Rose

Grounding and Prosperity: Winter Products

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Greetings beloveds,

It is with great joy that I share with you all a recent venture of mine. Over the past year I have cultivated products to assist in connecting with the energy of the seasons, the elements, and our souls. Today I bring to you my Winter and Earth Collections which you can find here at my etsy shop The Bliss Institute

Each collection has four products which can work together or separately with the four forms of being air, water, earth, and fire. Our herbal incense blends bring the element of air into your space with ease and grace. Our signature candles will light your path to connect with the energy of fire. I am most excited about our oil blends which can be used in multiple circumstances such as adding a couple of drops to your bath, oil diffuser, candles, and body products. Lastly, we have our portable altar jars. These have already received raving reviews for their ability to activate their users.

Each of my products can be found at my Etsy shop The Bliss Institute. 

Prosperity/Success- Key Number 8

Portable Altar Jar: 

Looking for the perfect way to honor winter or the Earth element? This small 90 milliliter glass jar makes refreshing your home or altar for winter super easy while adding an elegant touch of mental clarity and advanced cognitive functioning. Each jar comes with rice, sand, and coins to bring the magic of the success and prosperity right to your home. This fun jar also serves as the perfect way to represent the north or earth element in your practice. This portable altar harnesses the energy of prosperity, making it easily accessible for you anywhere and at any time!

Oil Blend

The prosperity oil blend is versatile and timeless. This oil blend will assist you in bringing in the energy of abundance and success. Our Prosperity incense is blended to connect directly to your set point of manifestation to shift it from lack to abundance. Place a few drops in your candle, oil diffuser, bath, liquid soap, or lotion to enchant your life.

Prosperity incense comes in a 1 oz amber bottle to maintain the integrity of your oil blend. The contents of this blend includes a mix of essential oils such as cinnamon, chamomile, and ginger in a base of avocado oil. For full list of ingrediants please contact seller.

Candles:

The Prosperity candles are crafted to specifically to assist you in bringing in the energy of abundance and success. Our Prosperity candles are blended to connect directly to your set point of manifestation to shift it from lack to abundance.

Prosperity tea light candles come in a set of 6. Each candle will provide a light fragrance with the added benefits of our prosperity herbal mix.

Incense: 

This full herb incense blend is crafted to specifically to assist you in bringing in the energy of abundance and success. Our Prosperity incense is blended to connect directly to your set point of manifestation to shift it from lack to abundance.

Prosperity incense comes in a resealable pouch which can be easily stored. The contents of this blend includes a mix of herbs such as cinnamon, chamomile, and ginger. For full list of herbs please contact seller.

Each packet holds enough product for 1-2 charcoal discs (not included).

Grounding/Home- Key Number 4

Jar: 

Looking for a fun and simple way to increase your connection to the material world? This small 90 milliliter glass jar allows you to add an elegant touch of magic with you wherever you go. Each jar comes with stones, sand, and pine needles to bring the energy of stability and grounding right to your home, work space, car, or tote. This fun jar also serves as the perfect way to represent the north or earth element in your practice. This portable altar harnesses the energy of of the Earth, making it easily accessible for you anywhere and at any time!

Candle: 

The Grounding candles are crafted to specifically to assist you in bringing in the energy of abundance and success. Our Grounding candles are blended to connect directly to your set point of manifestation to shift it from lack to abundance.

Grounding tea light candles come in a set of 6. Each candle will provide a light fragrance with the added benefits of our Grounding herbal mix.

Incense: Bay (guardian of house), basil (protection/wealth), clove (banishes negative forces), Mistletoe- protection Orange-Power, luck,

Oil Mix: 

This Grounding oil blend is versatile and timeless. This oil blend will assist you in grounding yourself in the Earth’s energies. Our Grounding oil is blended to connect directly to your root chakra to bring you back to center and a firm foundation. Place a few drops in your candle, oil diffuser, bath, liquid soap, or lotion to enchant your life.

Grounding oil comes in a 1 oz amber bottle to maintain the integrity of your oil blend. The contents of this blend includes a mix of essential oils such as bay leaves, cloves, and orange in a base of avocado oil. For full list of ingredients please contact seller.

Incense:

This full herb incense blend is crafted to specifically to assist you in grounding yourself in the earths energies. Our Grounding incense is blended to connect directly to your root chakra to bring you back to center and a firm foundation.

Grounding incense comes in a resealable pouch which can be easily stored. The contents of this blend includes a mix of herbs such as bay leaves, cloves, and orange. For full list of herbs please contact seller.

Each packet holds enough product for 1-2 charcoal discs (not included).

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New Moon in Sagittarius: The Power of the Pause

Greetings beloveds,

Sagittarius season is here! This fire sign brings us into the energy of the Holiday season. A time for celebration and renewal. All the hard work that we’ve done over the year has come to a pause. You lift your head to take in those final rays of light as we head towards the longest night. The encroaching darkness calls us in. Pulling us away from our projects and towards warm cozy moments of family (chosen and blood).

Sagittarius is the final fire sign of the year. It gives us the energy to enter into the darkest season, to pass through the 7th gate of the underworld into death. Kali, leads the way using her many gifts to provide us with the support that we need. She stands to wait for us at the 6th gate to welcome us back once we have regained the bread and waters of life. This is a time of year where we experience our guardians through love. Our ancestors, angels, spirit guides, ascended masters, family, friends, and familiars are with us always. This season look for them in the things that make you feel warm and loved. Is it a cup of hot chocolate, a good book, twinkling lights and holiday decorations? Each time your eyes land on a thing of beauty and your heart fills with joy know that your guardians are there with you, reveling in this celebration of life.

Finally, were there some conversations that you put off over the past year? Now is a great time to approach these people or topics again. Give that person a call, write that book/article/poem/song, start that spiritual practice (conversation). Mercury went direct on the 6th countered only by Uranus being in retrograde until January 2019. Things are moving. Go with that. Allow it to happen. Remember the comfort to the lights, your family, and your guardians? They are still there wanting you to share what has been in your heart. From this you will gain knew perspectives and knowledge as Sagittarius is the Great Scholar. This wisdom will guide you as we enter the underworld on the 21st.

Check out my 2018 Winter Solstice Reading to learn more about how to utilize this energy.

Much love!

Kamilah Rose

December Astrology Part 1: Right Side Up

Greetings, 

December 1- Mercury Retrograde enters Scorpio:

We all know the retrograde spiel by now, especially with Mercury. Lags in communication, understanding, traffic issues, travel issues, blocks to your creativity, not being able to make progress on projects. All of these are elements associated with the planet Mercury and when any planet is in retrograde we see that energy slow down or become resistant. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio may find us diving deeply into metaphysical, philosophical, or areas that we just want to know more about. Yet, we may not find satisfying answers or information. Perhaps that book that has exactly what you are looking for is checked out of the library or the web page won’t load. You may also find that you are in a continuous dive. You become obsessed with a topic or issue to the point where you forget to accomplish or ignore other responsibilities. The key to this time is to HAVE FUN WITH IT. Don’t take anything too seriously. If you come across resistance just let it go. Mercury is only in retrograde for a couple of more days. You can do it! 

December 2 – Venus enters Scorpio: 

As Christina Aguilera said “wanna get dirty, it’s about time for my arrival”, Venus has officially entered Scorpio. Deep connections, secrets told between the sheets, kinks, and spiritual healing are all a part of Venus in Scorpio energy. This is the seductress or charmer. They pull you in through their mystery. Something that just makes you want to know more…about yourself, about the world, about each other. Coupled with Mercury in Retrograde you may find yourself obsessing over a project, passion, goal, or person. Thinking of them constantly or wanting to be near them often. Healthy ways to express this are through art, exercise, and other forms of creative expression. Because you do not want to test the Scorpion so best to give that energy space to be free in yourself and others. 

Once Mercury goes direct on the 6th this is a great time to engage in magic practices that engage your senses. Eat decadent flavorful foods. Wear or touch fabrics that give you physical reactions. Use scents that create the feelings that you would like to manifest. Watch or visit beautiful movies and places. Listen to music or have conversations that gets your blood pumping. These elements can also help you to soothe and heal you if during this time you encounter painful emotions, memories, or information. 

December 6th – Mercury goes Direct

FINALLY! We will be in the shadow of Mercury retrograde for a bit longer but things will start to flow again. Take advantage of the information gathering and start making those plans!

Check out the rest of this month’s astrology in my upcoming posts. 

-Kamilah Rose