KEY OF SOPHIA
Mother Earth/Lover Earth….
She is known by many names, and it is SHE we focus on for this first month. Her archetypal energy and transformation is a divine reflection of our own inner alchemical journey, and through embodiment and reclamation of her importance, we reconnect to this essential frequency of which we are the living code carriers of.
The frequency of Sophia/Shekina/Shakti - the feminine principle of creation, the yin principle, the feminine Krystic aspect of the Crystalline Consciousness.
In honouring her and restoring devotion to her frequency, we are returning that level of worship, liberation and permission to access all of her….access all of us….the DIVINE MOTHER/THE PRIESTESS/THE HOLY WHORE.
OUR FREQUENCY THEMES THIS MONTH ARE - INTENTIONS | HONEST DESIRE | BODY TEMPLE WORSHIP | MOTHER/LOVER
In this first week of beginning, we clearly state our desired intentions for this journey along with what we are releasing to create the beginning momentum. ‘Yes, we trust ourselves”, “Yes, we are worthy” “Yes, we are ready”. In stating these intentions through written and spoken form, these spells become activated in our reality. We make claim that we are worthy of feeling intense desires, pleasure, sexual union, sovereignty in our wombs, and bodies. We take back the power we’ve given to others in opening ourselves to judgement, shame, guilt, and story.
In week two, we journey into meeting our Primal Aspect / The Divine Lover - and rediscover desires we are ready to acknowledge and communicate. These desires will inform and help us anchor into our bodies the energies of pleasure through our Week 3 Embodiment Ritual.
Finally, in Week 4 - our creative embodiment project will be a living art piece of that we’re ready and worthy of reclaiming.
Each Monday, visit this page to view the latest keys for you to explore and experience.
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FEBRUARY - SOPHIA - FIRST KEY CALENDAR
KEY GUIDANCE & CEREMONY CALLS
Each month we’ll gather on our intimate community calls for sacred ceremony, connection, support and celebration. Timed with the New Moons & Full Moons, we’ll use these calls to fully drop in with one another and celebrate what’s come through for us, use the energies to release and manifest through ceremony, and also receive support in our unfolding journeys. Recordings of these calls will be made available within 24 hours.
Feb 11th - First Video Released CALL
Feb 18th - Second Video Released
Feb 19th - Full Moon Ceremony CALL - 10AM - 11:30AM PST
Feb 25th - Third Video Released
March 4th - Fourth Video Released
SISTERHOOD SOUL SUPPORT
You’ll be paired with a group of sisters who will be your Sister Soul Support during the journey. You’ll receive an email with your Soul Support Pod along with some tips on getting started and this month’s guiding questions. You’ll set up a time during the month to have a sister call and explore some of these questions. Each group will be given one specific question to explore.
NOMINATE ONE SISTER FROM THE GROUP TO SHARE REFLECTIONS FROM YOUR CALL IN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP
Please be mindful of not sharing personal details or experiences of others. Rather the role of the nominated sister will be to share overarching wisdom and themes that emerged from your sharings.
GUIDELINES FOR YOUR SISTER SUPPORT PODS:
• Create a group chat on Facebook to organize the best times (Poll Options in FB Chat is great), and set up your first time to connect
• For your first call together, allocate around 60-90 min to get to know each other and explore your guiding question. A simple structure you can use is having a brief recap in the beginning of where each sister is at in her life for 5-10 min each and shifting into the guiding question - each person at 6-8 min each with 5 -10 for synthesis.
• Nominate one person from the group (role will shift each time) who will post a simple recap from your conversation into the FB Group
• Post your guiding questions first, and then your group’s response: In posting your 2-3 paragraph recap of your main themes and insights, please maintain confidentiality and refrain from sharing details about others stories or sharings. This recap is more of a synthesis of what came through the group.
• In posting these recaps, allow yourself to also read other group’s recaps and share your own reflections.
MONTH 1 - GUIDING QUESTIONS | PLEASE ORGANIZE YOUR SISTER CALL BY MARCH 15th
You may also wish to use this group to gain insight and clarity around your art project, and use these answers as means to reflect your expression.
MONICA / CARRINE / THERESA
• What stories or ideas were you told (if any at all) growing up about sexuality, your body, sex, and menstruation that you realize stemmed from the frequencies of shame, fear, or guilt? Any particular experiences looking back you realize were absurd or outlandish? (For example: I recall being shamed in junior high for wearing a tank top and having my bra straps showing. I also happened to develop breasts earlier than most girls, and this shame from my principal prompted me to wear a jacket for two years straight afterwards).
KILAH / JEN / CHELSEA
• Did you have any mentors, role models or people in your life who gave you advice or support in your sexual exploration growing up (older siblings/teachers etc) ? Who do you remember looking up to in regards to sexuality, sexual expression, or idolization?
PEGGY/ SITA / CATARINA
•What gifts do you see emerging from this journey of reclaiming your pleasure and worship of your body? What are you expecting to release? What are you looking forward to experiencing through this?
WEEK 1 | INTEGRATION | INTENTIONS
ACTION: CREATE YOUR PLACE OF POWER & REMEMBRANCE
Having a space in our home that reminds us of the journey we’re on is a powerful action to take in starting this. Your invitation is to create something in your home that reminds you of the intentions you are holding for this journey of freedom, exploration, and pleasure. Place your intentions in this space, and let it be a reminder for you over the next 3 months of what you are ready to experience and embrace.
Some ideas include:
• An altar space
• A painting or art piece that incorporates your stated intentions
• A vision board with images, words, and textures
There is no right way or expression - allow your creative juices to flow and experiment with what feels good for you.
THIS WEEK - SHARE YOUR CREATION IN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP HERE Facebook Group here>>
The beginning of each cycle starts with an opening video that releases the themes, dualities, and expressions we’ll be moving through. This provides a space to begin connecting with the core frequencies, as well as collapsing their duality/shadow aspects into wholeness.
INTENTIONS: Writing down and speaking aloud our intentions, especially as it relates to the following questions. Use these guiding questions as a way of crafting your unique intentions. You may even wish to write these on a beautiful piece of paper to frame and hang (perhaps in your Mythic Self Altar).
What are you ready to experience, explore, and embrace with your sexuality, creative expression, voice, and desires?
Think about people whom embody the level of fierce boldness, authentic sensual expression, and courageous authenticity. What performers, artists, and creatives really inspire you in the way they share and express themselves.
What shifts are you ready to experience spiritually, energetically, physically, and in your reality?
Think about boundaries you’re ready to create with people, relationships, and experiences that have disempowered you?
What are you ready to release in the coming days, weeks, and months in this journey? (This could be religious ideology, old stories, or fears of expressing your sensuality?)
What aspects of yourself are you feeling ready to let the world see? (If you identify as a strong, independent woman - this could be letting the world see your softness. If you identify more strongly as a soft, quiet, and peaceful person, perhaps this could be your fierce, sex, wild self).
If you were to connect with your DIVINE PRIMAL FREQUENCY - what is she wanting to express?
Are there any experiences, trainings, or knowledge you’re ready to have or explore? This could be a pole dancing class, a local woman’s circle, yoni art classes, or anything you’ve been secretly desiring to try.
I hope these questions serve as a guiding light in crafting your intentions, and you may find many of your own questions that inspire some real and deep answers. Allow yourself to be radically honest in answering these questions — regardless of what comes up.
WEEK 2 | SOUL | HONEST DESIRES
WEEK 2 | SOUL | THE WOMB OF GAIA: THE HEART OF HONEST DESIRES RELEASED FROM SHAME, GUILT & FEAR| RELEASED FEB 19
A NOTE ON JOURNEY WORK:
Journey work is the travelling of one’s consciousness into the other dimensions or spirit realms - the places where the physical limitations of this three dimensional world do not exist. We exist across multiple plane of existence at the same time - our consciousness operating many realities, beings and experiences simultaneously.
In travelling to the other realms, journey work allows us the ability to access the world of energy, mythos, symbolism, and the subconscious more readily. Crossing into this dimension and experiencing it generally happens through the portal of the upper chakra realms, primarily the 3rd eye chakra.
To more easily navigate in your journey work, allow your consciousness to relax and allow yourself to see whatever it is that pops into your mind.
As you develop this ‘muscle’ so to speak, your visions will become more stronger and possess more clarity.
THE WOMB OF GAIA: THE HEART OF HONEST DESIRES RELEASED FROM
SHAME, GUILT & FEAR
• Connecting with the womb/yoni
• Microcosmic Orbit Breathwork
• Connecting with the Chakra System of Gaia
• Meeting your Guides & releasing frequencies of fear, shame, and guilt
Be guided into a journey of connecting through womb/yoni space with Gaia. Finding a quiet and comfortable space, prepare for a lovely journey with tea, candles, cosy blankets, and comforting ambience. Allow yourself time to go on a journey into her centre and release suppressed shame, guilt, and fear.
ACTION: After listening, reflect on what you saw and experienced in your journal and share within the group (either video or post) what you experienced. Some guiding questions for you:
• What physical sensations did you feel in connecting to your chakras, womb, and yoni?
• How did the guided breathwork practice feel for you? Did you feel the circuit of energy building?
• What was your experience meeting Gaia like? How did she appear to you, and what did you express to her?
• Who were the two guides who came to support? What were there names and how did they appear?
• What were the memories and feelings that lifted from your body? What did it feel like? How did they appear?
• Anything else you feel called to add?
WEEK 3 | SEX | TEMPLE WORSHIP RITUAL
Your body is the temple you’ve been given to experience, feel, and navigate through the journey of life. However, we’re overcoming thousands of years of oppression and abuse of the feminine spirit and temple. We are learning to develop trust that fully inhabiting our bodies is safe to do so, as womxn. In this five minute video on the TEMPLE WORSHIP RITUAL, you’ll be creating the space to commune with your body and listen to her energy, emotions, and feelings. You’ll be developing a relationship of trust, honour, appreciation, and respect - rebuilding the connection to your ancient intelligence system. Watch the full video for more detailed instructions and also examples of what this looks like.
ACTION: Once you’ve completed the ritual, share about your experience in the FB group. What feelings came up for you in this simple practice? How did you feel about your body as you did this? What thoughts or feelings did you notice coming through as you did this? Did you experience any resistance?
WEEK 4 | ART | MOTHER & THE LOVER
Art is the gateway to communing with your soul and also expressing those innermost prayers, desires, and meanings with others. The final culmination of this cycle is channelling your intentions into an embodiment video piece.
The key to remember is that this is not about perfection but vulnerability, courage, and trusting in your voice and creation process. You can share these just within our group, and or with the world as well.
THIS MONTH’S ART EXPRESSION: Weaving your intentions into art is a powerful act of ritual magic - the embodiment being the emotional life force of FEELING that which you are calling in. BEING YOUR INTENTIONS is straight up magic witchery.
Create a short video of your TEMPLE WORSHIP RITUAL (1-3 minutes), partially or fully visible. Allow yourself to be creative and play with lighting, music, props, and the exploration of an alter ego.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
• Video editing apps (optional): Search for free video editing apps to add some fun effects. My fav is Video Leap.
ACTION: Share your video in the group. Being witnessed and seen is a powerful act of reclaiming power within your being.
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
Week beginning February 7
Copyright 2019 by Rob Brezsny
Grammar key: Asterisks equal *italics*
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Can you sit on your own head? Not many
people can. It requires great flexibility. Before comedian Robin Williams
was famous, he spontaneously did just that when he auditioned for the
role of the extraterrestrial immigrant Mork, the hero of the TV sitcom
*Mork and Mindy*. The casting director was impressed with Williams' odd
but amusing gesture, and hired him immediately. If you're presented with
an opportunity sometime soon, I encourage you to be inspired by the
comedian's ingenuity. What might you do to cinch your audition, to make
a splashy first impression, to convince interested parties that you're the
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Twitter wit Notorious Debi Hope advises us,
"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first
make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assho--s." That's
wise counsel for you to keep in mind during the next three weeks. Let me
add a few corollaries. First, stave off any temptation you might have to
believe that others know what's good for you better than you do. Second,
figure out what everyone thinks of you and aggressively liberate yourself
from their opinions. Third, if anyone even hints at not giving you the
respect you deserve, banish them for at least three weeks.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Climbing mountains has been a popular
adventure since the nineteenth century, but there are still many peaks
around the world that no one has ever ascended. They include the
24,591-fot-high Muchu Chhish in Pakistan, 23,691-foot Karjiang South in
Tibet, and 12,600-foot Sauyr Zhotasy on the border of China and
Kazakhstan. If there are any Aries mountaineers reading this horoscope
who have been dreaming about conquering an unclimbed peak, 2019 will
be a great time to do it, and now would be a perfect moment to plan or
launch your quest. As for the rest of you Aries, what's your personal
equivalent of reaching the top of an unclimbed peak?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" was a
featured track in the movie *8 Mile*, and it won an Academy Award for
Best Original Song in 2003. The creator himself was not present at the
Oscar ceremony to accept his award, however. He was so convinced his
song would lose that he stayed home. At the moment that presenter
Barbra Streisand announced Eminem's triumph, he was asleep in front of
the TV with his daughter, who was watching cartoons. In contrast to him,
I hope you will be fully available and on the scene for the recognition or
acknowledgment that should be coming your way sometime soon.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): While enjoying its leisure time, the peregrine
falcon glides around at 50 miles per hour. But when it's motivated by the
desire to eat, it may swoop and dart at a velocity of 220 miles per hour.
Amazing! In accordance with your astrological omens, Gemini, I propose
that we make the peregrine falcon your spirit creature for the next three
weeks. I suspect you will have extraordinary speed and agility and focus
whenever you're hunting for exactly what you want. So here's a crucial
question: what exactly do you want?
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Now and then the sun shines and rain falls at
the same time. The meteorological name for the phenomenon is
"sunshower," but folklore provides other terms. Hawaiians may call it
"liquid sunshine" or "ghost rain." Speakers of the Tangkhul language in
India imagine it as "the wedding of a human and spirit." Some Russians
refer to it as "mushroom rain," since it's thought to encourage the
growth of mushrooms. Whatever you might prefer to call it, Cancerian, I
suspect that the foreseeable future will bring you delightful paradoxes in
a similar vein. And in my opinion, that will be very lucky for you, since
you'll be in the right frame of mind and spirit to thrive amidst just such
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A study by the Fidelity financial services company
revealed that in 43% of all couples, neither partner has an accurate
knowledge of how much money the other partner earns. Meanwhile,
research by the National Institute of Health concludes that among
heterosexual couples, 36 percent of husbands misperceive how frequently
their wives have orgasms. I bring this to your attention in order to
sharpen your focus on how crucial it is to communicate clearly with your
closest allies. I mean, it's rarely a good idea to be ignorant about what's
going on with those close to you, but it'll be an especially bad idea during
the next six weeks.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Torre Mayor is one of the tallest skyscrapers
in Mexico City. When workers finished its construction in 2003, it was one
of the world's most earthquake-proof buildings, designed to hold steady
during an 8.5-level temblor. Over the course of 2019, Virgo, I'd love to
see you erect the metaphorical equivalent of that unshakable structure in
your own life. The astrological omens suggest that doing so is quite
possible. And the coming weeks will be an excellent time to launch that
project or intensify your efforts to manifest it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Multitalented Libran singer and actor Donald
Glover uses the name of Childish Gambino when he performs his music.
How did he select that alias? He used an online random name generator
created by the rap group Wu-Tang Clan. I tried the same generator and
got "Fearless Warlock" as my new moniker. You might want to try it
yourself, Libra. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to add layers
to your identity and expand your persona and mutate your self-image.
The generator is here: tinyurl.com/yournewname. (P.S.: If you don't like
the first one you're offered, keep trying until you get one you like.)
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Leonardo da Vinci's painting *Salvator Mundi*
sold for $450 million in 2017. Just twelve years earlier, an art collector
had bought it for $10,000. Why did its value increase so extravagantly?
Because in 2005, no one was sure it was an authentic da Vinci painting. It
was damaged and had been covered with other layers of paint that hid
the original image. After extensive efforts at restoration, the truth about
it emerged. I foresee the possibility of a comparable, if less dramatic,
development in your life during the next ten months, Scorpio. Your work
to rehabilitate or renovate an underestimated resource could bring big
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): We can behold colors because of
specialized cells in our eyes called cones. Most of us have three types of
cones, but a few rare people have four. This enables them to see far more
hues than the rest of us. Are you a tetrachromat, a person with super-
vision? Whether you are or not, I suspect you will have extra powerful
perceptual capacities in the coming weeks. According to my analysis of
the astrological omens, you will be able to see more than you usually do.
The world will seem brighter and deeper and more vivid. I urge you to
deploy your temporary superpower to maximum advantage.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There are two kinds of minor, boring little
tasks. One is when you're attending to a detail that's not in service to a
higher purpose; the other is when you're attending to a detail that is a
crucial step in the process of fulfilling an important goal. An example of
the first might be when you try in vain to scour a permanent stain on a
part of the kitchen counter that no one ever sees. An example of the
second is when you download an update for an existing piece of software
so your computer works better and you can raise your efficiency levels as
you pursue a pet project. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to
keep this distinction in mind as you focus on the minor, boring little tasks
that are crucial steps in the process of eventually fulfilling an important