Get into this guided meditation by J-Na$ty in time for the new moon in Cancer and the total solar eclipse. Feel free to follow along in a comfortable place with intention. ~
Unthawing is a great and common description used to comprehend spring equinox. Our subconscious is warming up to the idea of being playful, entering a new body, getting ready to conquer another pilgrimage. The body takes an ample number of days to reach its peak fortitude. Time always adds intensity, especially going through Libra, Aries, and into Taurus energies. The conversations between the associated planets speeds up our infatuation for a vitalized future. This infatuation reveals a new burst of self-confidence underneath the thawed ice of winter. Prancing into Aries season, we mist ourselves with an outpour of blessings after a dizziness of confusion. Hardly ever do we hear about success without hearing about the failures along the way. Ain’t shit sweet, unless its bitter first.
Before I suggest an herb that best assists with how to “unthaw”, let’s purify and prepare for the next version of ourselves. We throw our anger and frustrations like heavy stones at the Earth. We give the Earth what doesn’t serve us because we take it for granted. We forget Earth swells up when we’re ripped from it. You’re only granted immunity from your setbacks if you and Earth make an agreement to unthaw together, rather than just confiding or dumping on it. Include Earth’s herbs into your magic.
Mint is the best for “unthawing” your fertile energy, birthing success, and protecting your money. To enhance visions, blend mint and frankincense and burn on charcoal. While the smoke lifts say this spell, repeat lines 8-10 3x.
I am the air.
After many successive pushes
Sea becomes waves.
I am the seed
Earth waits for a final push—
Life becomes inebriated
By my waves.
I am the influence
I am the push
I am the wave
It’s that time of year again, babes! Time to prep your submissions for the fifth edition of our zine! As always we accept all mediums for submissions ~ email your best stuff to email@example.com by March 3. See below for inspirational fliers and a little about this issue’s theme. Please email us with any questions or clarifications regarding submissions… happy creating!
Calling the International Girl Gang! This issue is for any womxn/femmes of color who grew up watching their parents send money via Western Union to family in the homeland and making long distance calls with international calling cards. For girls who switch between codes and languages, girls who message their family on WhatsApp. Girls who were told they had difficult names to pronounce. Girls who collect stamps in their passport, girls who dream of a faraway (or nearby) land, still have foreign currency in their wallets. Girls who have had international flings, keep coming home to something nowhere else has. How much foreign weed have you smoked? Indigenous girls everywhere rep your tribe and your clan, your corner of the earth. We want as many different stories as possible represented, want to see where everyone is from. Tell us your story in any medium available to you ~ email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 3, 2019!
Scorpio energy contains an inaccessible lair, hiding our wildest side, a shadow trotting behind us full of mystery. In hindsight, we ask for a close-up on a dangerous, dense adventure. The only warning however, is theft of ancient domains because they (the colonial enterprise) fear the dark cocoon of grief and love inside us all—a quiet ache swelling up a raw force during this new moon.
Like my Tita says, eat all the bruised fruits to consume the most nutritional benefits. In those terms, ‘first world’ habits towards our untamed closeted traditions are to eat only the perfect fruits. Society manically disorganizes our power for they’re trying to eat our durability. Yes, our durability is weighted with fragility, if so we break, echoes of ancient memory—healers, priestesses, ritualists, herbalists, and mediators between realms—ring our corridor of history, awakening our core like a distant gong. Our intentions this month drastically ripple and flood a watery grave as earth’s poisons perish.
Scorpio season will keep us alive at twilight, refreshed by the cooling effects of the oncoming occultism. We get stronger when we value our bodies and minds. We don’t get stronger for the sake of being independent—we, who are many, get stronger when we learn about our heritage and give birth to children. This is the reckoning they will see. We get stronger when we are willing to do what is necessary. Below are mantras so you may experience a blissful surrealism of ancestral remedy during this time of complex emotions and demands for rapid acclimation to bounce back from any disparity or find means to support yourself. Most importantly take care of your body, which will take care of your ancestors.
I give my body permission to lead and guide
My body is mine and mine alone
My body dances with wholeness
I tune into a rhythm, only my body can feel and hear