Holy Helper Mercury

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e (Holy Helper Mercury) is the fleet footed one, quicksilver tongue, knowing and speaking all the languages that ever were or ever will be. The idea that turns into a story that grows into a life, every tale ever told, every lie ever uttered, every truth ever hidden. He is the shapeshifter taking on whatever form he will, the one who travels and tricks in equal measure, the love of good words and fantastic tale. He is the student, the teacher, and the road between them. He is the truth found only in darkness and the lie that sounds like pure truth. He is the clown, court jester, Koshare, Coyote jingle-jangling his way into the feast, completely inappropriate with rattle and hat, spitting watermelon seeds at all who are oh so serious and grave – in these moments he is the teacher of reverence. He is every book you have ever read and all of those you have not yet and never will. He is every word on every page and every speech ever made or unmade. He is sound and scent and the one who delights in all the winged ones. He is the very breath we take and the space between each breath. Love of Crossroads and roadways and all who travel, first of the Mages who knows all the ways of transformation, bending, twisting, talking, and turning. His nature is change. Find him in the wind promising the seasonal shift and the quiet breath exhaled in the deepest night to fan the final spark of the campfire and keep the tale going just a little bit longer. He is mouth, throat, tongue. He is a voice. And it is voice most of all that we offer to him — our voices, our words, our thoughts, our wisdom and foolishness and the promise to use them well, to make something beautiful, compelling, or interesting with them, as long as we are in the dance. You can burn incense to honor him, feed birds or butterflies, put on good perfume. But what he likes best, as all of us who serve him know, is the telling of a good tale. Sit down, take a breath, begin the spell…once upon a time… holy helper mercury

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ARRIVING on full moons each month.

Star Stories: July 2020

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strology for July 2020

Note for July: Mercury turns direct and a trio of Sun oppositions give us the flavor for July which is festive, forward-facing, and overall moving in a positive direction despite a few snags here and there. This month also holds a few moments where truly deep healing can occur.

7/1: Saturn retrogrades out of Aquarius and back into Capricorn. This is Saturn’s last hurrah in its home turf of Capricorn until it returns in about 30 years. Any final lessons that you have been working on under the guidance of Saturn for the past two years come home to you in the deepest way between now and December 17th.
Ask: What disciplines do I need to review?

7/4: Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse at 13 degrees Capricorn, 11:55 PM. Some ideas for how to work with the Full Moon can be found here: https://brianasaussy.com/how-to-honor-the-full-moon/ and here: https://brianasaussy.com/six-months-of-magic-every-full-moon/
Ask: What mastery should be celebrated?

7/4: Lunar Eclipse at 13 degrees Capricorn at 11:44 PM
Ask: Where am I resistant to developing mastery?

7/8: Mercury square Mars. This aspect reminds all of us – if you cannot say something nice then don’t say anything at all!
Ask: Where do I need to remain quiet?

7/12: Waning Quarter Moon at 3 degrees Aries, 10:24 PM. A reminder that this is a great time to banish: https://brianasaussy.com/what-are-you-really-banishing/
Ask: What weapons am I ready to put down?

7/12: Mercury Direct!!!

7/12: Sun trine Neptune. This is a lovely and gentle aspect that makes us all feel kinder towards each other. You may find that this day feels like everything is aligning just as it should and it is an especially auspicious day to donate to a charitable cause.

7/14: Sun opposed to Jupiter. New opportunities beckon but staying realistic about chances and probabilities is key.
Ask: What previously unseen opportunity is asking for my attention?

7/15: Sun opposed to Pluto. This opposition highlights the places where you have knowingly or unknowingly restricted yourself when it comes to healing and personal power. At its best these places are illuminated and freed up so that you can work with them in a healthy manner.
Ask: What old wound is ready to be fully seen?

7/20: New Moon at 28 degrees Cancer, 12:33 PM. Here are Four Ways to Honor the New Moon just in case you missed them: https://brianasaussy.com/4-ways-honor-new-moon/
Ask: What home am I ready to create?

7/20: Sun opposed to Saturn. This opposition can leave us feeling like no matter how hard we try, we are never going to really get what we want. Take a breath and acknowledge that this is a moment in the story, not the entire story.
Ask: What would happen if I let go?

7/22: Sun enters Leo 3:37 AM
Ask: What do I roar for?

7/27: Waxing Quarter at 14 degrees Scorpio, 12:31 PM. This is the perfect time to brush up on your divination practice! https://brianasaussy.com/teaching/20-question-tarot/
Ask: What mystery am I ready to explore? July 

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.

New Moon Notes: Libra Edition

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appy almost New Moon, Miracles! Now that Mercury has gone direct I hope that you are all feeling a bit lighter. The New Moon occurs on October 12th. A new moon in Libra is a wonderful time to honor love and relationships of all kinds, affirm and acknowledge the role that beauty plays in our lives, and set intentions for partnerships of all kinds. I think some really useful questions to meditate on during this new moon are: What does true partnership mean to me? Where is the true partnership in my life? Where is true partnership lacking? How can I be a better partner to myself?

My wish for each and every one of you is that you experience the thrill of joy and the delight of harmony during this new moon.

And now for some goodies to share…

The Miracle Tree Sessions 2016 has launched! People ask me what the Miracle Tree Sessions is really about. Well, it is about earth and air, fire and water, all that dwells below and all that is above.

It is about a community of soulful seekers that are deep and dedicated. It is about coming into right relationship with creation and the sacred, with magic and with our selves.

But most of all it’s about miracles, the miracles that happen around us all the time, the miracles that are every single one of you. Register here.

Writings and Other Ventures

How do we honor the sacred?

Why walking away is rarely the answer.

The latest daily blessings are available for your viewing (and sharing) pleasure.

My very popular Clarity Call service just got a revamp, you can now choose one, two, three, or four question sessions with me. Check out the changes and let me know what you think.

We are making sacred art posters! So many of you love the artwork that Cassandra has created for my site and various projects, well now you can take some of that artwork home. You can pre-order your fine art print right here. And the best part? They will sparkle!

Reminder: I have changed the way that I process all devotional candle orders. Now candles are lit once a month on the first Friday of each month. If you would like a candle for November please get your order in on or before Thursday, November 5th.

Out and About…

Aidan has launched a new site and it is some kind of pretty.

Paige Z. and Amelia have started the Modern Mystic podcast – the shows are delightful and the hosts are enchanting.

Speaking of podcasts, Theresa and I are featuring the incredible Jessica Kupferman of She Podcasts on Talking Shop. Catch it for free on Wednesday, 10/28 at 8:00 pm CDT

Jacquelyn Tierney makes pretty, magical things.

An interesting article on Why Magic Lost to Technology – I suspected that towards the end the author would conflate magic with technology (it happened), and while I don’t agree with that assessment, I do think the article is well worth the read. HT: Jason Miller, the Strategic Sorcerer.

One of my favorite tarot decks to read with is the Wild Unknown – they are now down to their last sets of first edition decks, so if you want one, now is the time.

Another interesting article on “Necromancy” focusing on the rise of magic on the net.

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.