Golden Keys in Children’s Literature

Golden Keys in Children’s Literature

Pondering on the dream I had almost two years ago, about all the masters, saints, avatars, wise ones, earth angels and boddhisatvas were gathered on a high flat mountain plateau like the one in Taos. The air itself was golden and a loud voice declared, “Ho, Dragon Slayers. The time has come to cease slaying the Dragon. You are all now to be Dragon Tamers. And all the keys will be found in the ancient texts, myths, holy books,songs and stories of all times.

For we are the writers of this epic human story, and it is huge. The whole Universe has been joyously awaiting our ascension into the Golden Age.

Even children’s books and fairy tales hold the keys. The Chronicles of Narnia give keys to dealing with planetary transformation, and also sacrifice, overcoming the deep dark secrets of magic through innocence and surrender, only to achieve resurrection, overturning the ancient dark secrets with the older magic of LOVE. Aslan, for C.S. Lewis, represents Jesus Christ. But also God, the creator of Narnia, and also providing the doorway into the new world when corruption brings Narnia to its demise. And the paradise he takes Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan is far more real and beautiful than either Narnia or Earth could ever be. “Farther up and further in!” Asian joyously sings as he leads his beloved children to their true home. Of course all their loved ones are there, for they have crossed over the rainbow bridge through a dirty stable door. Things are not always as they seem. The false prophet, an ape disguised as Aslan, is the one who brought war and corruption across the land. Perhaps Lewis was also prophetic, for there certainly are familiar themes in American politics (and other countries as well) going on today.

The two other books coming to my mind currently, containing golden keys to taming the Dragon are Heidi and The Secret Garden. Both stories emphasize the healing power of Nature. Both Heidi and Mary Collins from The Secret Garden lose their mothers at an early age. Mary also loses her father. Both are sent to live with relatives. Both have issues at first with their new homes, but after spending time out in Nature, each with a friend who guides them (Peter the goat herd in Heidi, and Dickon, the animal and nature loving brother of Martha, Mary’s nurse maid in The Secret Garden).

And they both have cousins who are crippled. Well to do children who are given everything their doctors and nurses and busy, mostly absent fathers can think of, except fresh air, sunshine and nature. Both are motherless as well. In both stories the heroines undergo deep personal transformation and healing, trials and tribulations, and after Nature teaches them her secrets, they share this golden key with their crippled cousins. Mary Collins’ cousin is Colin, Heidi’s cousin is Clara.

It is upon taking these children outside, Colin to the Secret Garden, and Clara to the Swiss Alps where Heidi returns to live with her beloved and troubled grandfather, that they both achieve true healing, within and without, and learn to walk again. And while Heidi and Mary are the facilitators and Nature the golden key, the other golden key is within each of them and each of us.

Which leads me to a scene in The Secret Garden where Mary and Colin are talking about the Universe. And Colin tells her about a holy man, one so holy that if one should be blessed to look into his mouth, one would see the whole universe. Mary argues with him about this idea, declaring it illogical, and Colin says it doesn’t have to make sense.

I feel Frances Hodges Burnett and Johanna Spyri were pointing out the golden keys to healing in these magical tales, just as Lewis was in the Narnia tales, for meditation can take us to other realms within.

As above, so below. As without, so within.

It is clearly evident this Mars and Mercury conjunct in Cancer along with the Sun opposing Pluto in Capricorn is causing some extreme behavior (and bizarre, and horrific) on the global scene, but at the same time people are praying, people are healing, people are gathering together and rising up for human rights and for our only planet.

There’s been times when I fell into despair and couldn’t get out of bed much due to many challenging health issues and depression (listing them anymore is claiming them and am done with that as best as possible). And then when I began spending more time outside, doing yoga, planting herbs for my cooking, coloring mandalas, meditating and going to my own inner sun did I begin to truly heal on a deep cellular level.

And we all are healing. We are each little holograms of the Universe, and we must be like hollow bones and keep our vessels pure.

Namaste, my friends. Blessed be.

Kaypacha’s Astrology for the Soul, 06/07/17


This week Kaypacha talks at us from a mystery location near a large body of water (watch it and he does reveal it about halfway through).

Today is Saturday, and the Moon has moved into Capricorn, and on Monday She will move into Aquarius. The Moon moved into Sagittarius by Thursday, conjunct with Black Moon Lilith and Saturn, with Pluto right behind them in Capricorn.

Last night was Full Moon in Sagittarius, such a lovely aspect for Her! I had the blessing of going to the art walk our town holds every second Friday, ran into some old friends and had a great time. Perfect for Sun in Gemini, one day after the Full Moon – we’re having all this left brain/right brain activity – mental thought axis, reptilian brain, old brain, new brain. Gemini is all about mental activity, social media, communication, examining both sides of every equation. Mercury is in Gemini along with the Sun, while Mars moving on into Cancer, which is all about emotional connection, that need to be loved and to be held.

Venus has finally left the bad ass sign of Aries and moved on into stabilizing Taurus, so we can take a deep breath for at least a little while. Mercury is home in Gemini, as Venus is quite at home in Taurus. Mars is the planet which will be having a harder time – we will be having some powerful emotional energy surfacing with this aspect.

Tom is reading a book by Harville Hendrix, P.h.D. (I wonder if it’s Getting the Love You Want, because I have read that, and what he’s saying would definitely fit). We take our childhoods and try to make them work when we become adults. Part of how we choose our partners is that our reptilian brain automatically senses that a certain person has the perfect ingredients to help heal childhood wounds related to our parents or to unsolved trauma. We mirror each other in relationships.

Cancer is the past – and there’s a relationship with our past and our inner child, and now with the Sun in Gemini it’s time to learn about our feelings, our history, and to understand and deepen our relationships with other people. Perhaps we shouldn’t blame them when we feel abandoned by them, or other behavior which may just be a reflection of our own issues and a perfect opportunity for us to learn,.

This is a great time for new therapies – like family constellations – and other analyses which will help us deal with our childhood stuff.

This week’s mantra: Just as an answer to my question makes me question even more, I love that life is a never ending mystery awaiting behind every door.

The Sun is square Neptune still, so there’s a need for forgiveness. My favorite astrologer apologizes for some distractions this time around (there are families playing loudly behind him), and reminds us that life is always perfectly imperfect.

I didn’t type up a summary last week due to an extraction – oddly enough in the same place Kaypacha lost a tooth last month. Only I went to the dentist for mine.

And this week has been busy in all sorts of good ways! Three yoga classes! Lots of improvement in healing and my work, yet also still dealing with challenges as I know we all are, but we are transforming! So keep shining the light and also embrace the soft feminine darkness of night and together we create a whole new day of light and dark intertwined, passing duality.

And for record keeping sake’s, here is a clip of last week’s. That way there won’t be very many missing for 2017.

Namaste. Aloha. So. Much. Love.

Rainbow Blessings of Love and Light! (He starts last week’s report off in front of a waterfall and says, “Water, water everywhere.” Since I have a poem with that title, I can see another very cool cosmic coincidence. There’s been so much going on and it’s changing quickly! Yet it is also going to take lots of hard work and isn’t an overnight process. Healing is ongoing, and we are all in this together.

Love you all.

Dancing With Trickster

Dancing With Trickster

Trickster always comes laughing.

He sees me stumble, sees me lose it
sometimes completely lose my sense of reason,
He sees me freak out and cry out in pain,
and he comes laughing.

He shows me how to learn
from those stumbling times,
how to laugh even when I am afraid,
how to be a bad ass spiritual warrior,
how to learn to not be wounded anymore,
how to sit still and listen
to this body,
this body talks
and can transform
bit by bit
and by leaps and bounds –

you choose the style
and together we can dance
and laugh with Trickster,
for He is here to help us learn.

He leads us to the dance
of the Rainbow Dream Warriors.

© Kamea Moonmaiden

Paradoxes

Paradoxes

To be here
and not here,
parallel universes
obvious and apparent,
for things have
gotten strange.

Yet we are still here,
and despite the strangeness
and obvious brutality
of the dying patriarchal paradigm,
we are birthing ourselves
into a new world,
for we are the children of the sun,
And no task is too mighty
for us to accomplish United.

This is why they seek to divide us,
by shade of skin,
the ways we pray,
the ways we vote,
how much money we make,
how able bodied we are,
our choice of gender and sexual identity.

So we rise up everywhere
for our freedoms,
which are naturally inherent,
as are our rights
to clean air, clean water,
unadulterated food.
And the right to not be
brutalized because of skin color
or religion,
or living in a country
filled with oil,
we rise up and demand peace!

They will try to keep us distracted
by scandal after scandal,
all while attacking the planet and
her people with a whole new
flavor of ferocity,
for they are so afraid of the
progress we have made,
they would have it all undone,
for the sake of white supremacy
the hierarchical man
with the plan
of destruction.

We are at war
yet we are also at peace,
people everywhere choosing
this path, praying, meditating,
finding we are so much
more than we ever dreamed,
and United we can make a change,
we can save this world,
but first we have to learn
to live with each other.

This is the golden key which
opens the door to the New Age.
The journey is still long and hard,
yet we are closer than ever before.
So keep shining, hold onto
and Love one another,
for it is Love that sets us free.
So things are crazy and miraculous
at the same time.
The old world is dying,
the new is being born.
Mad folk run war machines,
while magic folk embrace
shamanism, serenity, transformation.

We rise up together for every cause.
People marching in the streets,
people bringing peace,
choosing peace,
people brave enough
to bring new life
into this topsy turvy world,
we are the children of the sun.
We are the Golden ones.

Namaste.

© Kamea Moonmaiden

Kaypacha’s Astrology for the Soul, May 20, 2017


Okay, apparently I fell into a time warp wave and have absolutely no idea how so much of the month of May flew by with me missing out on writing up my summaries of Kaypacha’s weekly reports. Also, with the energy so intense, it has affected me on many levels, resulting in me being sent to lots of specialists, but I know I will be fine. The best part is I just started physical therapy for my neck and am learning so many great exercises which help quite a bit!

Also went through a break up, and that also has to do with the time warp wave hitting me so strongly. Anyway, enough about me, this week Tom talks at us from his home in Costa Rica, giving us a marvelous view of his backyard and wonderful banana trees which look like they are about to ripen.

Wednesday the Moon was in Aquarius, which is about friendships and social interactions. He says that nevertheless, it is time to MYOB (mind your own business), but Mars in Gemini is not so interested in that, either is Jupiter in Libra.

Moon moved on into Pisces late Thursday, where She will remain until Sunday, when She moves into fiery Aries until Tuesday, when She enters stable Taurus.

We have the Sun square the Moon, with the Moon right on the nodes. This is a very powerful square because it involves the nodal access. The Sun moves into Gemini today, Saturday, but just before that the Sun squared the Moon’s nodes and square the Moon. The square is 28 degrees – so the Sun will be at 28 degrees of Taurus, the Moon at 28 degrees of Aquarius on the south node with 28 degrees of Leo on the north node. As the Sun moves into Gemini today, Saturday, things are lightening up and picking up at the same time. We have fire and air going on here.

Saturn is in trine to Uranus this whole week. And Venus is opposite Jupiter, in conjunct to Neptune. Venus in Aries is powerful and independent, yet also wanting more connection. Jupiter had it’s first in conjunct to Neptune last September, but now it’s retrograde and has been happening again since Wednesday, quincunx. This will be going on until July 4. Kind of hitting us in the face, yet as an undercurrent, so it might not be so noticeable.

Jupiter quincunx Neptune opposite Venus is too much – all about excess. This is a Scorpio in conjunct, which is 150 degrees, not a Virgo in conjunct, which has a very different flavor. Neptune in conjunct makes us want to disappear, go up to a mountain, it’s a time when it’s hard to stay in our bodies, to stay grounded and rooted. The Sun in Taurus is two cobblers working at a bench, all about understanding what’s going on in 3D, hard working earth sign. Since it’s squaring the moon’s nodes – one of the nodes is a mermaid jumping out of the water, and the other is a chrysallis about to emerge as a butterfly.

This is a time of great paradox. We can go into the places of imagination and illusion which are so separate from reality it can be quite unsettling. This is a time where it’s really wanting to help humanity embrace, get used to, and become more comfortable with living in a paradox. It’s not either or, it’s everything else and more. The masculine aspect wants independence while the feminine aspect wants connection, both physical, emotional and spiritual.

We grow through intimacy, mirrors, other people. The questions which arise are should I stay or should I go? Well, we are both in and out. We can want everything and nothing at the same time. We live in a third dimensional world which is polarized, yet we are spiritual beings here to embrace, unite, integrate, and become more aware of how these polarities need each other to do the dance and not be swinging from one end of the spectrum, pointing fingers at the other, and then finding ourselves at the other.

This is a time when there is gravity and yet there is not gravity. Yes there is divine natural law and also the truth is subjective. For any belief you may have, we will discover that there is a paradoxical point of view which may pull us out of our comfort zones. The south node of the Moon in Aquarius will be going on for a year, which has us living in our heads, perhaps so caught up in our imaginations that we are pulled completely out of our knowledge base. It’s scary to come down from the position of being a bird perched on a branch. There are a lot of scary things on the ground.

This is a dangerous time and we know ourselves through danger. We know ourselves through danger and confrontation. This Scorpio quincunx is trying to control, control, control. Kaypacha says we are emerging out of 6,500 years of patriarchal conditioning where we have been taught that we are not enough, that we don’t know enough and we should be afraid and subservient, but despite that, it’s okay to make some major decisions right now. It’s important to trust our intuitions, to know that we are connected to the inner Divine. The enlightened guru says we must be willing to let go of everything in order to enter the gates of Nirvana. This can be rather scary. There are lots of things that can happen, yet it is also super exciting. He likens this to his skiing trips because he is not very good at skiing. This reminds me of the scene in Fantasia where the Magician’s Apprentice practices magic without enough knowledge and everything goes awry.

We can go through these waters trusting and know that control will come back – and we don’t always need to be in control. This is the place where we can dance, play, sing, and fill our hearts with joy and love. We don’t have to know all the answers or have all the money. This reminds me that surrender is seeking the peace which surpasses understanding. Releasing that need to know brings such abundant and lasting peace. And it is always there for us.

This week’s mantra: If I’m going to dance, I’ve got to move, not fight the flow, but feel the groove. Not get twisted by the paradox, but come out smiling like a jack in the box.

Namaste. Aloha. So. Much. Love.

Rainbow Blessings of Love and Light!

The Time Has Come

The Time Has Come

The time has come
Venus winks and showers
lessons of Love and healing,
Chiron limping the wounded
warrior way, learning through
suffering, falling to fly.

All the planets line up
to lend a hand, as
humanity gathers for
our final stand.
All great tales share
this journey we are
sharing, these days
of the end of illusion,
these days of transformation,
these days of ascension.

The sun and moon lead the show,
as angels blow their trumpets
and rainbow warriors of every color,
from every corner of this world
rise up and begin to paint the
Rainbow Bridge.

This Rainbow Bridge was first
painted by warriors long lost,
who danced the Ghost Dance
connecting Heaven and Earth,
who tapped into power so raw and so real,
the terrified white cowardly soldiers
shot the dancing warriors, the mothers with
their babies, the elders and the children.

The Heavens themselves cried out as new
rivers ran red with the blood of this massacre.
Yet some dancers lived, some lived to preserve
this Lakota dance from Wounded Knee.

The time has come to heal the pain
of the wars and genocide mankind has
inflicted upon one another.
The time has come to activate
the crystal skulls.
The time has come to purify
and cleanse the waterways and rivers,
to work together building the new earth
where we see our oneness with each other,
where we plant seeds of love instead of war,
where we respect each other and all of creation,
as we join the rainbow warriors from all
four corners of this earth
in this most joyous celebration
since the dawn of time.

The celebration heralding the Age of Aquarius,
a brand new age bringing with it solutions
for all the problems plaguing humanity,
for all solutions shall be revealed.

Once we stop being so afraid of our differences,
we shall be amazed at how much more quickly
our common solutions shall be realized.

We are here. It is time. Remember to breathe, my friends.

Namaste.

© Kamea Moonmaiden

Kaypacha’s Astrology for the Soul, April 19, 2017


This week, Kaypacha’s Pele Report is being recorded at a lovely wilderness sanctuary with Mercury going back into Aries, yikes. Mercury needs to conjoin with Uranus again, so we have more intensity to face until the end of the month.

Aries is all about being spontaneous, getting things done.

This is a crazy-making time with Venus conjunct Chiron until the 26th, square Saturn on the galactic center. Sunday, the Moon comes around to conjunct Venus and Chiron in squaring Saturn all together. Luckily, the Sun just moved into stable Taurus, which helps keep us grounded through all this intense retrograde action and the fiery and steamy energy of planets in Pisces, Aries and Sagittarius.

So some things are moving forward, yet some things, with Mercury retrograde, are not moving at all.

Mars goes into Gemini on Friday, so we will have a palpable shift of energy with these transitions.

So it began to rain, Tom says the sh*&t is hitting the fan all over the world, and in his life as well. Foundations are being uprooted. This is a very powerful time in history, powerful time to be alive, in a body, to experience this madness.

We just need to give thanks, every day, because we never thought this would happen! Important reminder that we all chose to experience this, as we are all multidimensional beings, and we chose to came here at this pivotal time. At this time when duality is cracking apart and the old patriarchal paradigm is ending. This is school. Education – the end of not knowing and the birth of knowing.

Just like when we’re kids and want to play and have fun and they make us sit in a desk and throw numbers and books at us – yet we are full of infinite potential – and the result of our awakening is power, intelligence, and capability. Our creative capacity is enhanced and expanded with our education.

This is particularly important now as Uranus is about to conjunct with Mercury around, for Uranus is all about genius and Mercury is about linear, logical, left brained thinking, and we are all getting our minds blown. It is crucial to do our yoga and our pranayama (I was thinking of an excuse for not doing this, but after typing this up, how can I do that? I also know there is always less pain after even twenty minutes of restorative hatha yoga).

We need to get in touch with and really feel our feelings. Aries is instinct, our gut, our animalistic nature, primal consciousness – we are getting deeper and deeper into our bodies. Uranus is super individualistic, mixed with Aries Sun and Mercury and we get a tough combination – Uranus co-rules the root chakra with Saturn and Pluto. This impulse. We are becoming illuminated through dreams, through family, through Facebook and other social media – figuratively struck by lightning, which is getting us more in touch with our essential core beliefs. We are standing up for our freedom of expression.

These aspects also can make us want to break free from our jobs, relationships, dwellings and embrace new ideas, new communities, new inventions, yet as we start setting our sites on these goals we will see how each goal is full of steps and certain karmic stumbling blocks are absolutely set in place at different levels (appropriate levels, of course) for each of us.

It’s like we’re being told that recess is not yet, Mercury retrograde says for us to sit down because we need to know these things. We could all be ready to explode these days – Mars in Taurus is like a volcano – volcanoes are going off in Costa Rica.

Knowing the time element and the steps involved will help us to make our plans accordingly. Sometimes when we do things spontaneously, too quickly, there are some repercussions we have to deal with which may not be so pleasant at all – like what’s going on with North Korea, Syria, Afghanistan, Russia – yikes.

Getting in touch with our animal nature, our instinct, ourselves at a cellular level is what we get with Aries. It’s important to tap into ourselves and deal with the complexities which arise out of that.

This week’s mantra: Life is an education, drawing me out of me. The bigger me out of the little me. The more that I can handle, the more I set myself free.

He encourages us to be real, stay sober, and deal with the complexities of this life, for the more difficult and complex it is, it will get easier as we plunge into it. If we avoid by numbing ourselves, we simply won’t learn the necessary lessons.

Merely paraphrasing and a brief summary, for Tom says all this and much, much more, and is so worth watching each week. I find it very helpful.

Kaypach: Namaste. Aloha. So. Much. Love.

Kamea: Om Namaha Shivaya. Rainbow Blessings of Love and Light to all of you.