Recently,I visited an area of Scotland in The Highlands where there is an incredible amount of Spirit Energy and many Vortex’s that make this area Sacred Ground.As a Mystic/Astrologer/Traveler I have got my radar out for certain area’s in the world where these places exist and I always question my timing in visiting these places since they always seem to coincide with big changes in my life and lessons to be learned. This last journey took me to an area called “Whisky Trail”;and besides,my connection to being a Sommelier and no stranger to a good tasting;I must admit that the attraction to this area went far and much wider than the need for a good glass of Whiskey. I like many Americans, are in awe of the site of Castles and Ancient Ruins,possiblly because our country is so young in comparison, to many other countries,and there is a Mystical Fantasy that always seems to paint a picture for me in the most Romantic way of these places I have visited. Many times from what I have learned recently, is that there was allot of pain and War an deep sadness associated with many of the deep hills in The Highlands and that living in a Castle was not always so Glamorous,in relationship to our current day and time and what we look upon as elegant or stylish. Although primitive,as many of these places appear to me,there is a history and a story to be told and of course there is always a Romance associated for sure. The First Castle I came upon in The Highlands was Findlater Castle which was part of a mossy hill on the ocean’s edge. This place appeared to me to be more like an Archaeological site and reminded of some of The Nuraghe’s that in see in Sardinia Italy when I visit there,and I am very intrigued. Findlater Castle is an area called Banff-Portsoy and this particular Castle is described as “Fortified By The Nature Of Its Situation As To Seem Impregnable”, (and it does). This Castle seems to date back to 1246, King Alexander ,the third, of Scotland repaired this Castle in 1260’s in preparation for for an invasion by King Haakon the forth, of Norway. The Castle remains that are there now as seen in this photo; are from 14th Century rebuilding. There is a very strong energy that I will connect to this area and The Norse,since Haakon was defeated,eventually. The remains seen here today are dated back to 1450’s and Sir Walter Ogilvy. There were some unfriendly visitors in 1560;this Castle passed to Sir John Gordon, son of the Fourth Earl Of Huntly, and then rose to a battle with a very famous woman in history Mary Queen Of Scots. On October 28,1562 (interesting date as of the writing of this story); Mary defeated The Gordons at The Battle Of Corrichie near Aberdeen, and Sir John was executed. Findlater Castle was returned to The Ogilvy family, who then later abandoned it in favour of a more modern dwelling, The Cullen House in 1600’s. Theres a Beehive doocot that was built in 1500’s;and it still stands as well.Perhaps my connection from a Psychic level is my attraction to The Rune Stones and The Vikings,but I am always amazed to find myself close to a specific time frame of importance without really knowing much or any of the history of these places except on a curious Clairvoyant level;(well there are no coincidences).Mary Queen of Scots was a trendsetter in her day and there were certain events in her life that were marked by Solar & Lunar Eclipe’s,maybe some will say that thats” The Luck Of The Draw”,; I wonder? She had an attraction for the color White,and I did upon my arrival to this area see what appeared as the silhouette of a very tall woman floating through some of the grounds in this area.Theres a connection on a Spiritual Level to many people who are inclined to feel this in these area’s. I will write more on the other areas mentioned in the next few days. Blessed Be ;as tomorrow is Samhain and feel the blessings of your Ancestors,- MLC
Yesterday started our New Moon in the sign Scorpio,it is early in the sign Scorpio and there are many other Planets in Scorpio at this time,complimenting this transit. There is a challenge as always in life with this New Moon as it opposes transiting Uranus in Taurus. Many times this can bring out an unexpected event that is a challenge;and many times this occurs as a “Bolt From The Blue”.Saturn and Pluto being at home,in the sign Capricorn will give us the mature judgement to do the right thing. Many times it is the circumstances that make this set up of planets difficult,as in the case with unexpected events that complicate our lives as we are living our lives ;and that can occur with people and situations that involve, boundaries.We are currently in the “Shadow” of a Mercury Retrograde so it is not always easy in helping a communication problem that is likely to occur at this time,patience is needed for the next three weeks or so and if we can work through our most Spiritual side and apply patience by the end of November we will all be thankful and enlightened. Since we are just days away from Samhain and All Soul’s Day our ancestors will guide us if we ask for their help;since the Viel is very thin and they are listening. I find this period a very good time to consults The Rune Stones since they seem very clear and “on” at this time. Happy New Year,and Blessed Be.