Entrance Gate

Entrance Gate
This has been an interesting month for me. Like anything related to the wheel ~ something simple lead to a month of learning.

In all the positions of traveling the wheel , the entrance I have never considered a position.

I was wrong. Just as my four poles outside the perimeter, I learned a lot from , this past month I have learned from the entrance.
As my group of friends know, I have not been very active in writing or doing anything these past few years.

Last year I had wonderful people come one day and try to tackle the overgrowth. I am very grateful they did so.

I then had a very difficult summer last year, and things got on the back burner again. A year has gone by, problems have righted, and I have pulled up my sleeves to get back into what I love.

So, I started clearing the entrance to the wheel. It’s at the East gate. The two guardians Nandi and the winged lion were buried in the overgrowth.

I pulled up the briars, the kudzu vines, the thick grass, the leaves, the weeds and things obstructing the path.

Then – this happened – removing obstacles from my path – cleared my path. I had some of my personal issues right themselves. Not before coming to a head and being full blown out issues.

I had friends that I haven’t talked to in years contact me .

I had things from my past , things from my present, burst forth.

I opened up the gate in my life by removing the obstacles.
However, it wasn’t just opening a gate . It opened up a flood gate. Things that have been penned up for so long came rushing out.

It was overwhelming the chaos that ensued.
Now, the debris has cleared. A good flow is maintained , my duality has become whole.

As a river being reunited with the ocean I am relieved and happy.
This also got me reading about gates – and entrances to sacred circles. I have had talks about this before. As in a pagan Circle, they have both the east and west gate open – so I asked, why? They have an incoming and outgoing door for their spirits.
In the sacred hoop – it is in the East. I have always had mine in the East, that’s what I was taught years ago.

I came across some UK girl that wrote that hers was in the south – and that the Eastgate was only for the elders. She said using the East gate was a no-no.

Um, no.

There is no right or wrong way to travel The wheel. When doing ceremony – I use the East gate – and walk around the enclosed circle that represents that – we are all connected.

For teachings – say for brown bear – and the southern quadrant – I will enter the South gate. Telling someone – that anything that they are doing to learn and travel the wheel is wrong – is the no-no.

If she wants to just use the Southgate then that is what she can do for her wheel, but don’t tell someone else that their way is wrong.
At my gate I have two garden statues. One is the Nandi bull which is the white bull from Hindi. In all cultures the white bull is sacred. There are four, Nandi, Apis, The White Buffalo, and the White bull that guards the gate of Eden.

The other statue is the other gaurdian of Eden which is the Cherubim – the Winged Lion.
All of these have their own sacred teachings.
To sum up, in order to have your life flow, you need to get rid of obstacles.

Budding Trees Moon

Budding Trees Moon  March 21 to April 19

Spirit Keeper..Wabun..the Golden Eagle

What a gorgeous day today!
We are in the point of the wheel of the Budding Trees.

In the East..which started on the Spring Equinox.

The mineral is the Fire Opal
The plant is Dandelion

The animal is Red tailed Hawk

The color is yellow

Influenced by the Thunderbird clan..which brings the storms

The Fire Opal..teaches about the need for water..to temper fiery energy

Red Hawk..joy of Freedom and a long clear view

It is time to channel your energies, contain your emotions, be more patient with others.
( that paragraph from Sunbear)

My musings now..
Fire opal..is the stone of Hope

It’s my favorite , and hard to find.

My animal for this position ..Robin as Equinox , Blue Bird in this position of Aries
I would like to talk about Dandelion

It’s not native to America.

We still honor it. It has many medicinal uses.

Physically
..spring leaves ..use in salad..it’s a mild pain killer

Flower..make oil from

Stem..soak in water..drink..helps digestion

Root..coffee

It’s high in vitamin A, B, minerals that help depression .

Seeds..the little parachutes of hopes and wishes.
It is 28 parts organic salt. ( root )

This means it helps your Core.

It cleans and heals the liver, gallbladder, bladder, and ulcers.

It is an expectorant .

The salt..purifies the blood and destroys acids within.

It helps anemia.

It heals and balances from your inner core..all the way out to skin conditions like eczema.

It is a core healer..that being said..

Let’s move on..
Dandelion has Long roots.

Get to know Roots of Emotion…and the causes

Root of Anger,

Root of bitterness,

Root of fear,

Root of jealousy,

Root of rejection,

Root of happiness.

In order to have mental and spiritual happiness..you need to find the core of you.
Get to know your Roots of your Mental health..

Goodness,

Knowledge ,

Nature,

Wisdom,

Cause

Know your Root of Spirituality

Root of Soul,

Root of Faith,

Root of Hope
(Love yourself completely , return to the root of your soul~~Rumi)