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X. Phoenix Rising

by Jan 13, 2020Vanessa's Musings

The Age of The High Priestess is here. We have waited long enough. The old ways won't fix this, so together we will take it and make it ours. And we will make it beautifully.
“Darkening Moon” by Vanessa Hylande

The High Priestess and Pluto: Ten Steps From Darkness to Light

For me, I’m going to be doing things in a whole new way this year. I took the entire year of 2019 to allow the Phoenix to burn away completely. How miraculous it is to be left with nothing but your own soul! What a new perspective it brings. A totally new lease on life. It’s amazing how anxiety gives way to joy when you have nothing left to lose. Even in complete destruction, creation triumphs. A soul can only willingly be given away, no matter how hard the darkness may try to take it.

Anything can be overcome, and made even better in the end. It requires patience, honor, selflessness, and complete surrender. This is where true strength lies. This is what makes up our humanity. Reptiles attack, kill, destroy, and conquer. Let them destroy each other if they must. But we don’t need to be a part of it.

Waking up is an endless losing what you think you know, like a wave of destruction that leaves nothing, but what is true.


The truth is here, my soul sisters. Let those of us who have learned this, dance together through life in happiness and joy. We know how to lead the charge.

Surrender is the Path to Love

I chose to cast away the shackles of the old paradigm. Only the phoenix can accomplish this. It must be done willingly and completely and there is no turning back. It is complete surrender – for without surrender there cannot be real love. This is, in fact, what unconditional love is. Being able to set aside the ego completely for the sake of someone else, or even for oneself.

Without real love, we are just empty vessels pretending our way through life, endlessly trying to fill the void inside of us from the outside. Surrender is difficult, but emptiness is worse.

Only the Truth Remains

The only thing we will all have with us when we pass to the other side is the authentic truth. Nobody can fool themselves in death, for it is the bringer of Judgment. Believe in God or not, we all know the truth even if we lie to the world or ourselves.

At the end we are left alone with ourselves and our choices, and the stories we tell ourselves don’t matter anymore. Nobody escapes this. None of the lie believers can step across the threshold with you. We are left to face ourselves alone. For me, I’ll take my chances with the straight and narrow, even if it takes twice as long and is twice as hard. I want to remain in the light where the answers are easy.

The condor is finally taking flight and The Hierophant can go on a long, long hiatus. The Age of The High Priestess is here. We have waited long enough. The old ways won’t fix this, so together we will take it and make it ours. And we will make it beautifully.

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