Crescent Moon Phase: challenge leads to expansion
Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi/Shodashi
A grove of weeping willows is something to behold. If you haven’t seen these trees before (and this photograph hardly does them justice), it is worth putting on your list. They mesmerize you as they bend and brush in the wind. Sit under one and you are transported into another realm while held in protective arms.
Weeping willows are the most “acrobatic” of all trees and they have dancer’s spirits. The willow grows upward but it bends itself back downward to be closest to it’s source – the goddess Gaia Sophia. Today we will practice the skill of being like this tree and perform our own dance to navigate the energy. We will bend and brush with grace.
Sometimes willows represent where we have “bent over backwards” or have “gone too far” for our own good. They also symbolize the desire to retreat from the outside world (the matrix) and the desire to return to the world of spirit.
Some feel that willow trees are “weaker” trees. This is not true. They have hundreds of limbs that can lash anything into oblivion. The willow is Shodashi’s tree. She pummels with persistent lashes. Shodashi doesn’t just destroy through pounding vibration; she sends that energy back to Source (the Galactic Center) to be re-envisioned (re-engineered). In truth, the willow tree embodies limitlessness. As Bhairavi strengthens our hearts, Shodashi prepares their protection.
As the Crescent Moon phase continues, don’t struggle – glide. Dance like a willow in the wind.