Fire can fuel your passion or burn your dreams to the ground.
Summer is nearly here and it can be a very dramatic season. In June the movement from Beltane to Litha (Summer Solstice) is symbolized on my altar by a single small gold candle.
In the desert southwest the temperatures have already hit triple digits and we are ever vigilant of the danger of wildfires. As modeled by what happens in Nature, we would do well to be aware of the conditions within our own inner nature that present the same potential. Fire is a powerful energy that expresses as Radiant Will within the magical process. It can also, when mismanaged, create disastrous results.
We are all comprised of the elements of air, fire, water, earth, and spirit. Many say that our astrological makeup provides keys to our elemental foundation and what associations are strongest or closest at hand. I’m a Leo sun sign with Aries rising so it is easy to see I have a lot of fire in my makeup. It doesn’t take much to get me “fired up” and I have a proven track record as a very productive and creative woman.
Herein is the challenge and why the gold candle is SMALL.
Through the cycle of the year and the turning of the seasons I have been moving toward this time when just the right amount of fire and passionate energy must be put into the creation of an aspect of my life. The spark of inspiration was received, wrapped in love, dreamed about, and stepped into. The season of Radiant Will is the launch point or time when focusing on the goal and directing my energy is vital for a successful birth. Too much fire and all of the steps will be mere kindling for an unruly blaze. Not enough….the potential will remain a smoldering ember.
Radiant Will is the force created through self-awareness and partnership with the Divine. The small gold candle reminds me to measure and direct my own personal will and fire energy, allowing the greater Will of my Goddess to guide the work to be done.
Every season has a guiding element. Each season and element present blessings and challenges. Some of us are more aligned with the energy of air and springtime, others earth and autumn. For me, being aligned with fire requires extra attention to how easily I can tap into that energy and the importance of wisdom, self-care, and awareness of Divine Guidance partnered with personal will.
The season of Radiant Will is my personal sweet spot. Elementally this is my most naturally powerful season and thus, most potentially dangerous. My eye is on the goal as I put my mind and will to work. My hands are guided by the Goddess and my heart is ablaze with love.