What is a Turn of the Wheel on Earth?
The whole of creation is a vast interpenetrating energetic web of connection. At a planetary level, this web is made up of ley-lines which form the electrical meridians of our Mother Gaia’s body. These form an energetic grid pattern on the Earth. Where these “dragon lines or leylines” cross each other, there are formed “acupuncture points” on the Earth.. places where Her energy is amplified and where we can affect more change due to that amplification. At certain times of the seasonal cycles, these acupuncture points can be utilized to amplify healing and manifestation, because they are in coherent alignment with nature. This can be done by going to Sacred Sites that are on these ley-lines to experience that energy directly or can be held etherically in alignment with those energies, to offer healing for ourselves and our planet.
The most potent times of alignment are in synchrony with the Earth’s seasonal cycles. The four primary alignments and points for enacting balance are the four primary spokes of that wheel which are: Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Fall Equinox, and Winter Solstice. The mid-points between those points form an 8 spoked wheel of High Holy Days for our Mother Earth. Indiginous peoples throughout time have used these times to affect healing on all levels of being.
As the patriarchy made a new solar calendar which instead of using the natural calibration of lunar time with 13 moons per year, took the final moon and scattered the days randomly through the 12 month solar year. This set up the conditions for the onset of scientific materialism and the loss of our connection to the Earth. As we in the west have become more and more alienated from a direct connection with our Mother Earth, these celebrations fell into disrepute and were put in a category of some “old-fashioned pagan” superstition. This could not be further from the truth! In the Mother, these 8 Turns of the Wheel, as they are called, are the most powerful days to impact healing both personal and collective and to empower our intentions and manifestations in natural alignment with Her seasons!
There are powerful reasons why it is essential that we get back into alignment with these natural feminine seasonal rhythms if we are to survive as a species. It is time to reclaim the Earth as our Mother and to honor and celebrate Her on these 8 Turns of the Wheel. At a personal level, I have been celebrating these High Holy Days since I was in my 20’s, every Turn of this 8 spoked wheel, whether there was anyone who could see the value of celebrating these Holy Days with me or not. Mother impulsed me to know the value and importance of this act of honoring Her and I made that commitment to Her and have kept it up to now in my Cronedom. It is time that we remember Her and honor Her as our Mother…hat we reclaim the wounded feminine and honor the body of the Earth as sacred once again. I hope you will join us wherever you live in gathering in circles to honoring our Mother on these 8 potent times of year!
Why Participate in Turn of the Wheel Events?
The Sanctuary of the Open Heart events are unique, because we hold a coherent, energetic, alchemical focus with the intention to positively impact the collective mind-field of Earth. We also hold a strong intention to create and offer an unconditionally loving field that all beings who come to share with us as community, feel welcomed and embraced in our love.
Another way our events are different is that as a priestess of the Goddess, Ariel offers transmissions directly off the “mythic, archetypal press” .. received directly to address where we are as a planetary collective, and how we can be of more service to transform the world around us at this time.
Souls and hearts are transformed through coming to our events, in great part because it is our intention to have soulful interactions and conversations with those who come, that leave beings feeling fulfilled and uplifted, rather than disconnected through engaging in meaningless social chatter. It is our desire to connect hearts and weave our magic together. Thus our ceremonies are interactive, that is, you are an integral part of creating the powerfully transformative magic that unfolds through holding this kind of ceremonial space together.
It is worth it to drive to Berkeley for this event because many beings who live around the world, would drive a lot further than we have to, to come to any of our events in the Bay area. Many beings drive from all over California to attend these special gatherings. The Sacred Stream in Berkeley, where we hold our winter Solstice events, is a perfect energetic space for containing the potentized energies of our ceremonies.
The Winter Solstice is one of four of Gaia’s major acupuncture points for potently impacting the planetary noosphere. Though we hold a celebrative energy of “fun” raising AFTER the ceremony, with wonderful appetizers and libations, the evening is not, by any means “just a party”. It gives us the opportunity to gather together in a mythic, archetypal field, to connect with other like-hearted beings, who know the power of holding coherent, ceremonial space to anchor more light and love on the planet.