Hello once again soul family. I’m Akasha and this time I’d like to mix interesting story time and a history lesson into one. I’m going to write about why I, a black American young woman, feel as though I am being called out by the spirit of Beltane, an ancient European tradition and now plan to celebrate this year lol. Firstly, I’ve felt called out as soon as and ever since spring hit. In early March, as I’m walking to work and admiring the new flower buds, my eye catches something sparkly on the stone fence to my right so I check it out and it’s a tiny plastic baggie with a gold and green cross pendant in it.
I asked around and couldn’t find anyone who who recognized the symbols for definite but a few said it gave them a “Celtic” or “Irish” vibe. This was Pisces season so Spirit spoke very dreamy and synchronistically like the signs and messages would just flow in out of nowhere and blend in with the conversation or answer your questions. Therefore a lot of these random things had been happening so I took note and was grateful but kinda moved on since they were constantly flowing. A few weeks later once Aries season had started, spirit started speaking a lot louder and more bluntly. It seemed like though we were still in a regrouping and trauma purging phase, the signs to keep going were consistent and there was an energy of getting ready to start the race.
So in this time, Spirit sent me my first four leafed clover EVER. Never even gave them much thought, but I say that spirit “sent me” them because of the odd ways that I found them and perfect timing they’d exhibit when I started finding more. It became a regular thing for my eyes to fall on or for me to stumble upon a four leafed clover when I was having a good day or making good decisions.
Jokingly one night I told myself that it’s probably a leprechaun ancestor trying to reach out to me like like that movie “Luck of the Irish “ lol. That reminded me that my current last name (my paternal side name, given as a teen against my will 🙄) was from somewhere over there, so I looked into it and found out that it’s “Gaelic” which is a Celtic language said to be brought from a region in Ireland in 5th and 6th centuries A.D. I read that my last name dates back prior to 15th century I’m Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and England. Anyways, I started using the clovers to mix up little good luck potions...
and started really gratefully wondering why I’m being sent such wonderful magic, it felt like life was blooming all around me and lucky things really were happening.
Then, at the beginning of April while deciding what to blog about and about to choose Earth Day, I see that Beltain is an option.. “hmmm I remember that name.. is that the one that’s also called MayDay?” I thought “the one that falls on my birthday?” Lol of course I have to look into it now! And, it turns out to be another Celtic tradition! In old pagan tradition, February 1st was the beginning of spring so May 1st was celebrated as the beginning of summer.
To go even further down the rabbit hole, I spent 2018 as and exotic dancer but my spirits pushed me to take what I learned and move on, so I’m currently done with it but I’ve come to enjoy the art of pole dancing so I really wanted my own pole. Mercury retrograde happened around this time also and right at the start I decided to be impulsive and I ordered a really cheap pole and had to send it back because it kept falling lol.
It was a scarily illuminating time, as well as *so* well needed. I learned new skills though and was super busy and by the end I had ordered the perfect pole for me and set it up myself. Long story short, I found out that Beltain is celebrated by a traditional Northern European festivity where they erect a pole called a “Maypole” and do what they call the “Maypole dance.” Yeahhh I know right, the oddness.
The ancients who celebrated originally are from Northern Europe in those same areas but the specific origins are obscure. It is believed that the original ancients danced and did rituals around bonfires and the Maypole, and then over time the different European religions made their own versions. The most common and modern being the more communal maypole dance done in both Europe and America where the community comes together and walk/dance around a large pole, each holding a string to symbolize unity, strength in community, and strength for a prosperous “summer” season.
That information definitely made me take my theory a bit more seriously so I looked back into my last name and found through family records of a white man with the same last name as me who decided to research and map out his name origins (the privilege of having your ancestor’s original last name lol), that not only is there evidence of my name traveling straight from Europe to Virginia (born and raised), but that here, North Carolina, and of course Pennsylvania are the first places that the Scotch-Irish settled when coming over and were/owned indentured servants upon this land. So even if it isn’t my own ancestor reaching out, there’s just a strong energy of ancient Celtic knowledge that’s seeming to come up to the surface in my surroundings.
So now we’re at a month after finding the first charm and a dear social media friend brings up the discussion of fairies and hybrids of humans and magical species. I had forgotten how connected I felt to fairytales and fairies and even recalled me picking “Tink” as my nick-name amongst my friend group in 5th grade because I was mesmerized by Tinker Bell’s lovely lifestyle mix of nature and magic. Also when I first started pole dancing, the freedom of flying and spinning and expressing my body fluidly intoxicated me and I really enjoyed calling myself a “pole fairy” because that’s what it felt like.
Many different places have fairy folklore but Ireland has one of the strongest traditions. I talked about this with a close spiritual friend who I’ve been journeying with since high school so far and like me she’s from Richmond, has a love of fairytales, strong Pisces/8th/12th house in her chart, and a last name that begins with an “S” and is of Celtic origin. We seem to be good luck together and our magic and intuition flow sympathetically.
She picked out an oracle deck for me around this time and a reading I did on myself involved an earth fairy spirit card telling me to awaken my earth and herbal healing gifts so that I could understand that being plugged into and one with the earth is where abundance comes from, not “out there.” This was perfect timing because I had just quit my job which is the scariest thing for a stability loving Taurus like myself but I was pushed internally. I decided to focus on a craft and chose soaps and candles because I realized that I am a healer- but a solitary one. As well as being a natural artist, I simply do not belong in the mechanical part of the world. I don’t like meeting people with my ego, I like to meet them soul to soul, so I can’t put on a fake face for long. I have a natural ability to make something out of seemingly nothing. Like a fairy! I felt a huge sign of confirmation when I was sent a 5 leafed clover the day I finally got my candle&soap supplies!
I believe now that earth and spirit have been sending me on a little scavenger hunt to find my purpose and it came into fruition on the last full moon, after many tests I made my first batch of magical/good luck candles and hypoallergenic/natural soaps that I will be selling here as soon as I get my product line set up!
I will be making and designing my candles and soaps by intuition as I sometimes feel what someone is in need of before they do, as well as custom candles from your requests. I can’t wait to get started! I am officially Akasha the tarot reading, candle&soap making, empathic counseling, birth chart reading, pole dancing, mystic.
Author: Akasha of Silfren Circle
Happy spring equinox and astrological new year to all that is breathing and alive!
Hopefully this spring season and Aries sun change (5:59pm today) is all the motivation you need to wake up and sense the beauty and spirit all around you because you feel spirit all around once integrated with the senses! So touch yourself and loved ones and touch God, sing a song or turn on the tunes and hear God, or cook for yourself or those you love like you carry the hands of the ordained chef of God. All of this will sooth, realign, and reassure you as the diplomatic, relationship and love oriented Full moon in libra (9:43pm today) opposes the new boisterous and independent Aries sun.
Self and relationship healing is the tune up before this Aries season really kicks off and sends us skyrocketing into our passions and blazing trails for ourselves as individuals! This mix of opposing energies is here to show us that conflicts and disagreements don’t always have to end in chaos and destruction, we can come to healthy agreements within ourselves and others as we remember that we chose these quirks and mates in our soul contracts and the only way to transcend the energy is to learn to correct and heal mistakes to move forward. A perfect lesson for the Spring season as it shows that with time and care, growth and rebirth can happen in places thought to be barren and dead.
I decided to pull some cards for the overall energy of what this shift in energy is to bring to us as well as the message Spirit would like to send to help us through. I pray it is helpful for the collective driven to read it, and that the message is clear in letting us know what to do and where to go next. Just to show and explain to you my setup, I have the divine message at the the top (5 cards), an in the middle are these new “Postcards from Spirit” that I just got from Barnes and nobles that I’m going to sum up at the end (4 cards), and at the bottom is the general energy message explaining what the Equinox is setting us up for right now (6 cards) which I will be doing first.
What I’m getting from the general message is that some of us may be giving off uneasy vibes and contradicting feelings and even a general lack of faith towards the things we thought we wanted to achieve. Hopelessness, surrender to difficulties, and lack of restraint are all symptoms of spiritual uneasiness. We’re being told to stick to our agreement though because no potent potion was cooked up overnight ya know? It took tools, a more skilled alchemist, and the patience to get it wrong until you get it right. We are being given the inspiration and protection necessary to finish our work, creations, and tasks while negative things will continue to disappear as we learn to train ourselves more intensively regarding our senses and intuition because there are/will be great prospects for us.
We just need to go within and take these impulsive behaviors or feelings that are outdated manifestations of trauma survival. Don’t let stubbornness drive you to confusion and blindness on a smooth, divinely laid out road. Do not get carried away with passion and overstimulation and become that bull in the china shop who has transcended his surroundings physically but is still in the wild in his mind so he acts out and ruins the delicate creations surrounding him for his comfort.
Wealth, pleasures, favorable changes, and transmutation are all in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and if you learn to keep your balance and keep that bull on reserves, things will seem to thrive all around you because when you take time to clear your spirit and fill your inner cup, the spiritual experience around you is what blooms and becomes more colorful. And the more you water yourself, the more purified the air and aura around you becomes. This will continue to attract sympathetic frequencies as you’re constantly breathing new life into this energy and letting it flow in and out of you, uninhabited by doubt. Business and diplomacy in our world will thrive and so will anything written or visually communicated, as well as leading any groups or the masses. Now’s the time to charm the masses with your looks, skills, voice, or speech..
Continue to be, or learn to be, passionate about those people or projects you love without reflection, because everything you just released was to prepare you for what you’ve been wanting, so when it comes you gotta match that energy and ride or die for what died to ride for you. Whether passionate about family, a lover, friends, or projects right now, you have to have “on sight” type energy on reserves for when you see those blessings coming. That’s another example of why you have to keep that bull on reserves for right now, it’s gaining momentum until it bursts out and can be fully committed to what it’s passionate about in a most professional light.
I know, I know! So many astrological forecasts lately have been talking about delays and waiting for weeks now which I’m sure is the retrograde making itself known but it’s for a good reason! We’re called to take a passive seat back and let things run their course right now because what we have to offer is so precious and powerful that it can heal our families , communities , and collectives . If you let the pot boil a little longer, the end result will have everyone so grateful inside and out! And your contribution will gradually and systematically help bring prosperity, happiness, and peace to your community or those around you.
What the divine message is telling me is that there could be themes surrounding respectable women, mothers, pregnancy, childbirth, marriages and engagements. Overall, the sense of wealth and material comforts, and being in a position to enjoy honors and luxuries without becoming frivolous because of high social and humanitarian principles. Therefore being able to have a continuous abundant flow into your life because there is no overstimulation or hoarding. Definitely a prosperous undertaking.
Success is in store for professions and relationships, or any current life situation really. The Sun is creator so he is granting you creative force for your arts and sciences. If having to do with Yemaya ‘s pregnancy energy, possibility of twins (duplicity), a boy (fire element), or a Leo energy having child or family life (active and artistic ). Could mean fortune coming from two or more sources but nonetheless a big indication of fortune.
These blessings could come from honing in on a talent or skill of communication or expression whether written or oral, but done in the spirit of helping others. Also could be a recovery of your own for reaching out to receive healing help and wish to express your testimony. You could have learned this talent of expression from real world experience and inheritance on the other hand, and I’m just gonna go ahead and say that to me this feels like a call for all the healers to step into their light, whether through your art, your words, and the things you build and do for others. You can either physically, verbally, or indirectly through action relieve pain, so do it for your community.
By embracing your gifts you will be able to flee the bondage imposed on you whether internal or external, and recover the vision you once dreamed as you discover your own free will. Renew this vision of who you’ve decided to be based not on who you felt labeled as in the traditional past, but what dream role you envision yourself fitting into in the beautiful age of Aquarius, where dreams of Utopia will manifest right before our eyes and we can be that zany character our inner child dreamed up because all is excepted and belief in self will reign supreme. Consider whether something stable and long-term in your life that doesn’t evolve.. is ultimately toxic, as you are organic life who’s main purpose is to grow. If your relationship with Self, a lover, or the world is outdated or fear-based, the Spring time is here to tell you WAKE UP! There’s so much more to live for, so much more beauty out there, and you’ll never see it walking in the darkness of fear. COME TO THE LIGHT! The flowers are just LIVING to show you why they spread themselves wide every rising in anticipation of the Sun! They wish to tell you that if you wish to have the divine masculine force penetrate your aura, you gotta surrender to the divine feminine inside of you that wishes to giggle at nothing and anticipate sweetness in all encounters. Be soft and willing to bend with the breeze because you are a Flow-er and the universe will send honey bees to bring the sweetness to you.
Lastly, here are a few excerpts from the “Postcards from Spirit deck:”
• “When you plead and beg, that will bring you only more reasons to plead and beg. Instead, offer your prayers as sacred gifts, as a testament to your faith in a higher power. Add meditation as a way to become empty so you will be ready to be filled with inspired epiphanies, peace, understanding, and joy.”
• “We would like you to take a little break from all that and start having FUN! When you stop fixating on what has been making you heavy-hearted, we get a chance to move some magic in your direction. We just need you to let go a little. Spirit needs some room and gets very inspired by your laughter when you have fun.”
• “Right now you are facing conditions that were set in motion by past decisions. Consequences are coming into being in your favor. They will remind you that making good choices and listening to your intuition pay off. If some things are a little off and uncertain, you can step beyond it just by using your imagination and acting on that instead of reacting to what is being presented.”
• “Look closely at each one (of your desires). Are you afraid that some may bring you too much attention and invite negative reactions from others? Is change too daunting? Are you afraid to trench and grow? Let yourself be led forward and let the seeds of positive intention take to the wind. Your desires count and you are worthy of them. They are essential for co-creating your world. Did you ever consider that when a desire comes from deep within you, it might be Spirit moving you to create something beautiful to share with others? Some desires are infused with miraculous powers to move the heart and influence the world in ways you can’t possibly know.”
I really hope this was helpful in guiding whom ever sees to get over their last mental/physical blocks brought up during Pisces season so that we all can charge into Aries season renewed, motivated, and clear on our task and direction in this world. Thank you, and a blessed and prosperous astrological year to us all!
Author: Akasha of Silfren Circle
Hello like frequency! My mystic name is Akasha and I am a tarot reading, astrology loving, empathic witch from Richmond, Virginia. My path started after a tough depression brought on by disillusionment after high school and it now brings me pleasure and fullness to heal myself through sharing my spiritual journey with all as we realize that we are not alone in this. Feel free to find me on Instagram: @cateye.mystiq and I hope I send everyone who reads the clarity that they need.