Photography by Dee Hill – Makeup and Hair by Vivienne Vermuth
Can you believe it’s already summer? 2017 seems to be moving so quickly as we enter into the time of expansion and nurturing. June was a bit of a whirlwind month but slowly that energy of clearing has begun to settle down. This allows for us to peek our heads out of the rubble and see what we have left to work with. This is quite appropriate at this time since before you move into harvest season, there has to be a chance to actually allow for growth.
In embrace of this summer energy, here at The Bliss Institute we will be diving deeply into another form of divination this season with a new Tarot series. Each day will feature a different tarot card with its meanings, astrology, numerology, and reversal information. We will also be expanding to include guest posts in this series in order to offer a more inclusive perspective on this broad subject of tarot.
We will also complete the first book review of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden through exploring the connections between masculinity, the shadow, the Goddess, and blood mysteries. Then we will break down the very popular Law of Attraction in our 12 Universal Laws series. Lastly we will, as always, include posts on nutrition, relationships, and the home related building connections to manifest abundance.
What I am most excited to introduce here will be the beginning of our Life and Death Goddess work. This is a huge endeavor that has been a calling of mine for about the past 4 years. When I first starting working with the Dark Goddess, I had such a limited view of what that meant. I didn’t correlate at that time the relationship between the void and the capacity to create anything. This is what I want to share with you all is the magic of the cycle of death and rebirth. How we all move through this shadow journey and can the space provided during these times to tear down all that does not serve us in whatever way suits you best. For some it is fierce, intense, extreme and for others it may be gently persistent like water upon stone. July will introduce us to our first two Goddesses of Life and Death:
Izanami-no-Mikoto the Japanese Goddess of Life and Death
Ala the Odinani (Igbo) Deity of Earth, Fertility, and Life. Ruler of the Underworld
This is a very exciting time and I cannot wait to engage in this growth with you all.