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Year of the Water Snake Essence - Embracing Feminine Wisdom

Serpentarium by the amazing Patricia Ariel

At the New Moon at the birth of the Year of the Black Water Snake on 10th February I created a new essence to be used as part of the Celtic Blessing: 9th Wave Water Rites. Snake is such a beautiful and potent totem of healing and transformation. So perfect for us all in 2013 as we undergo the radical shifts and changes bringing balance as the Sacred Feminine rises to take her natural place in our world.

For centuries the serpent has long been an animal or symbol that has been vilified and demonised and so very misunderstood in our culture. This year in our work with the Swan Blessing and Femmina Unbound our intention is to clear away the besmirching of the Sacred Feminine and in particular her natural wisdom. In ancient cultures the symbol of the Snake was used to represent Feminine Wisdom. In the culture's fear of the Wild Feminine, her natural wisdom was also demonised and repressed and taught us as women to be afraid of our natural instincts, our intuition and our power. My aim with this essence containing the cleansing presence of Water Snake combined with the plant essence of the Chestnut Tree is to reclaim our natural Wisdom again by clearing our mind of over-thinking, confusion and doubt in ourselves and in the natural healing abilities of our own bodies. Just like the Snake the human body also knows when to shed and release. It is usually the mind that has a problem with letting go, acceptance for what is, and trusting in the mystery. The Water Snake essence can also be used to consciously clear outworn beliefs and ideas that no longer serve you.

I invite you to understand the true essence of Snake in all of her beauty and wisdom - she has much to teach about our natural ability to shed the past and simply BE. Snake's message to us is to understand our fears - are they truly something we know and understand or is it a fear that has been learnt without experience or understanding?

9th Wave Black Water Serpent Water Rites and Ritual: $30 (plus postage)

10th February 2013

Created at New Moon on the day of the Birth of the Year of the Water Snake on 10.2.2013 and activated at the Lunar Occultation of Jupiter last night with Water Snake and Chestnut and Mountain Ash Medicine. Created in hand-drawn natural mineral spring water from the wells of the Wombat Forest in Victoria and organic plant essence of Blackthorn Tree or Faerie Tree. Self-Blessing Water Rites for women to cleanse and shed fear-filled thinking and binding ideas and beliefs from this life and past lives. Working with the element of Air to bring Clarity of Mind and Chestnut Tree to remove mind chatter and over-thinking.  Restoration of trust in your Knowing & Innate Wisdom.

Personal Self-Blessing Water Rites: morning after rising & night before sleeping. Pour a small amount of essence in a glass or crystal bowl full of water. As you recite, bless yourself by placing water gently on your body speaking with the authority of your own spirit. Continue for 9 days. 

9th Wave Black Water Serpent Water Rites and Ritual: $30 (plus postage)

Eclipse Balance Sessions

9th Wave Water Rites for the Eclipse

Last week I created an essence holding both Black Swan and Frog Medicine to be used  in a Self-Blessing Water Rite activated at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio. I am over the moon with this particular essence - it's energetic presence is so profound. I journeyed deeply with me Celtic ancestors and the water elementals to create this water essence to be used in beautiful self-blessing rites. We are heading for the Lunar Eclipse next Thursday 29th November and for some this Eclipse period has been extremely testing and challenging. To assist in helping to release all energy no longer needed and to create flow and space for what is birthing in this new time, I have created Eclipse Balance Sessions to be held over the next 8 days. 

Eclipse Balance Sessions:  One Hour - $100

Tues 27th Nov: 11am, 1pm or 3pm
Wed 28th Nov: (Eve of the Lunar Eclipse) 2pm, 4.30pm 
Thurs 29th: (Full Moon Gemini Lunar Eclipse) 3pm, 4.30pm, 6pm
Sat 1st Dec: 12.30 and 2pm

In these sessions of balance and renewal you will receive a reading into the current energies and the Eclipse season is asking of you at the moment as well as a shamanic balance and gift of the 9th Wave Water Rites. We will be working with Black Swan & Frog Medicine to remove and cleanse your spirit from the deep memory of shame and guilt carried in the wound of the Divine Feminine. It is time for us all to sing and dance and in BEAUTY.  If you are feeling the heavy burden of energy that is coming up to be released at this potent season of ECLIPSE I encourage you to come and receive this deep and gentle release of the 9th Wave Water Rites.

9th Wave Water Rites Self-Blessing Essence and Ritual:

$25 (Free with an Eclipse Balance Session)

You may also purchase your own bottle of the 9th Wave Water Rites Self-Blessing Essence and Ritual instructions to be performed over the Lunar Eclipse period. This potent essence was activated at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio 14.11.12 with Black Swan & Frog Medicine. Created in hand-drawn natural mineral spring water from the wells of the Wombat Forest in Victoria & organic plant essence of Blackthorn Flower. Self-Blessing Water Rites for women to cleanse and remove energy of shame and guilt or wound of the Divine Feminine from this life and past lives. Restoration of trust and knowing in the beauty, power and grace of  being Woman.

Oceans of love for the unveiling and receiving of your True Spirit, Julia x

Behind the Veil - Daughters of the Well

After having a wee break from making our Daughters of the Well water & plant essences I have felt the call of the water again and on Monday Tony and I made our way down to natural mineral springs wells in Wombat Forest. I was so happy to be in this beautiful forest again, it is always so calming and full of wild birds. After asking the water & spirits of the land to welcome us we drank from the cool sweet healing water and drew what was needed for the essences.
We then made our way to Trentham Falls and noticed that after a dry spell the falls were a lot lighter in flow. For the first time we were able to climb into the mouth of the waterfall and enter the cave behind to sit and look through the veil of water as it fell.  This has been a wish of mine ever since I saw this waterfall years ago and I was over the moon. As we watched the dancing water sparkling with light I became entranced. I had a strong memory of doing this many times before...
We will have all of our new plant & water essences infused with healing energy, the protective stone essence of Kyanite and pure essential oils by the Autumn Equinox next week. If you are interested in experiencing this waterfall energy and would like to purchase from this first batch Daughters of the Well for 2012, just let us know.
Waterfalls of love, Julia & Tony

Three lovely daughters
Infusing the water with sunlight  
Brambles full of wild berries on the walk down the mountain

New Essences - Kyanite Mist & Healing the Divine Feminine

Hello Everyone,

Well I'm about to fly off to Queensland to work with some fantastic shamanic astrologers at the Black Moon Lilith retreat and will be back in Melbourne after 17th November. Before I go I wanted to let you know that I have heard your requests for an Energy Protector Aura Mist! 

I have combined the beautiful healing water from the wells in Wombat Forest with an essence created from very powerful Kyanite crystals gifted to me by the wonderful Martina of Nature's Art Melbourne (link). She is the maker of many of my beautiful shamanic tools and stone jewellery. This beautiful Earth Woman found these Kyanite stones in the desert in the Northern Territory (never mined or drilled out of the earth but sitting on top of the ground) - Kyanite is a stone that dispels any negativity and helps us to retain our own authentic essence - perfect! I have also combined this with organic essential oils. This mist is perfect for spraying on your body (and is wonderfully cooling) and spraying in your healing spaces or workplaces - wherever you feel the need to clear the air.

The Kyanite Mist is $25 plus postage - I have only 6 bottles left as they have already been purchased by many of our students, so please let me know if you'd like to take on of them and I will prepare it for you before I leave. I have also created a new plant and water essence for Healing the Divine Feminine made from Violet & Wisteria - these essences are $15 and are available with the Sacred Space Essence & Sacred Fire Essence. 

Warm Wishes of Divine FLow for you all, Julia xxx