We circle round creating sacred space,
Invoking from the Heavens holy grace.
We call the Gods to guard our solemn rite,
And ward this hallowed ground with walls of light.
Let sky above and earth below unite,
A bond established by Olympic might.
Let fear and discord leave without a trace,
and peace prevail within this holy place.
Let word be deed by this decree.
As it is said, so must it be!
~ Apollonius Sophistes, from A Brumalia Ritual
We have a rare and auspicious visitor this week of the waxing quarter Moon – a time that can sometimes bring a challenge that prompts us to take action. Welcome to The Magician.
The Magician is the true beginning of the Major Arcana sequence, which, among many other characterizations, has been described as the evolution of the soul’s journey. He is initiator of consciousness, awareness, and action. He is the spark and realization of “I am.”
He turns the nebulous, unformed potential of The Fool into directed intention and action. He transforms The Fool’s staff to a Wand of power. Raising it above his head, The Magician channels spirit energy from heaven to earth, making manifest his desire.
In this beautiful bower, surrounded by living white lilies of purity, and red roses of passion, he is in his sacred space.
Upon his table lie all the magical tools of the Elements, which are also the suits of the Minor Arcana: the Sword of Air, the Wand of Fire, the Cup of the Waters, and the Pentacle that is Earth.
He stands, like a lightning rod, open to the holy flash of Spirit. He runs the energy of the Divine into the manifesting Earth – As above, so below.
The Magician is a receptor of power, a shaman who understands exactly how to receive the raw power of the Universe, and direct it to make, create, change, and shape the “real” world.
His is the power to tap into the Source of creation, and use it for his creative purposes. Such power is unstoppable, with just one catch: he must be willing to both take action and accept the consequences. In other words, he must put himself completely on the line.
This confidence can only come from his knowing who he is and the nature of his desire. He knows exactly what he intends to do, and why. Because he is crystal clear about his powers, his willingness, and his connection to the Divine, he acts without hesitation or doubt. In this way, he is able to achieve miracles.
This week, how is the wild power of the Multiverse in your hands? How can you make your own life a magical act of creativity?
You have the skill and the calling to shape-shift your reality into whatever your deepest desire may be. Do you dare to call upon the Gods and then unleash your truest powers?
Look inside and ask: how are you being shown that your heart’s most authentic desire is, in fact, in the longing of Spirit Herself for you?
The time has come to claim your power, focus yourself, and move between Heaven and Earth.
Create your sacred space. Call upon your Divine Ones for blessing. Be ready to receive and to give more than you ever have. The power is yours to call in, and create the shining miracles of which you have dreamed.
In the beginning was the Word, but if you never speak it, it cannot come into being.
But as you shall say it, so must it be.