Castles/Ruins/Sacred Ground

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

New Moon Early Scorpio/ Samhain


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.

Full Moon Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse/Solar Eclipse/AfterMath/2019

Recently on January 21,2019 we had a Super Blood Moon Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse;this Eclipse came in just two weeks after a partial Solar Eclipse on January 6. Although they are quite beautiful to see and behold they sometimes bring awakenings and changes that come out suddenly and there is always an element of surprise which can be good or bad but the information that you receive will hit you from “out of the blue”. At these times there is always some hidden information that we have a vibe about ,which will reveal so much more information usually about 2-4 weeks later.People always ask me “What Will I Find Out That Day?” I always advise that is not so much what comes out on the days of The Eclipse;but usually 2 or 3 days before and always about 3 weeks later. There is so much going on in our sky right now that will bring sudden change; and these Eclipse’s just add to the drama of the events.Uranus(which rules the sign Aquarius);will move ahead in the later degree’s of Aires at 29 degrees and go on into Taurus which is a very solid earth sign, in the very near future. Uranus rules “Sudden Events” Earthquakes,War,Political Upheaval and coupled with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn it will change the way that we live for many years to come. I always tell people that the planets are the action that takes place and the houses where they hit tell you where that action will take place. Your Ascendant or Rising Sign ( time of birth) will indicate more accurately how and where that change will take place for you. No matter what sudden changes take place in this time;no matter how bad or tough they seem they will bring obstacles that willl be surmounted and eventually bring about a better way of life. Sometimes change does not take place for the better in humanity unless we see how our everyday freedoms and clarity of mind and body can be taken from us and this in itself encourages all human beings to do there best to survive and use very resource to help make a change for the better. Where there is dark there is always light and mans urge to create will always be stronger that his or her urge to destroy. Hang in there! Love and Light-MLC Stars From Maria

Bath, UK

I apologize for my absence for awhile since I was taken ill recently and had had some health issues, and want to wish everyone a Happy and Belated Happy New Year! I was up in London and also in Bath a week or so ago and I had been looking for some paintings or prints and interesting art from the local area’s. I am never disappointed as I always find something new and unusual and there is always and interesting twist on the history of any objects I find here.Healing can sometimes be a slow process and always there is the mental and emotional connection to that process. I was in Bath and everytime I go to Bath there is a lovely church I stop in to sit and pray and meditate, light a candle and give thanks to the moment. The last time I was in this church I was lucky enough to hear the Chior rehearse;it was lovely. There is always a special kind of quiet in this church and I always appreciate that, and the ability to be in touch with my own thoughts and prayers. The Bath Abbey was founded in the 7th century and reorganized int he 10th century and rebuilt in the 12 and 16 centuries, it is a lovely example of Perpendicular Gothic Architecture in the West Country and the “Presence” of spirit is very strong; since there are tombs of some very noted individuals who are buried there.The stained glass windows add to the overall elegance and mystical feeling that abounds. I always feel healed and renewed in this very special place. Light and Love,to all for the moment,– MLC

Church Of Saint Petrox

There is a “Sound Of Silence” (To quote Simon & Garfunkel) when you walk into this church; which is part of Dartmouth Castle;it’s a feeling that stays with you and there is no doubt that you are on Sacred Land. This church feels like a church whether you are religious or not ,you know that you are in a special place and there’s a “Presence” of Spirit that cannot be denied. I have never been in a place that had no sound at all,I mean quieter than a sound proof” vocal booth” in a recording studio quiet; a deafening kind of quiet really like nowhere else I have ever been so far in my life! I knew that there had to have been people buried there under the church floor;I just knew it immediately and it was a very secure feeling that has stayed with me since I have been there in the last few weeks of being back in England.I have been to many Castles and National Trust and English Heritage Sites but there is a feeling of just being on and around an ancient area with many ,many years of History that you just immediately feel when you visit this area and especially in Saint Petrox Church originally built (It is believed in 1192) and rebuilt in 1641. This church is 825 years old wow! Amonst the people buried here (and there is quite a list)is Mistress Barbara Plumleigh and on the brass there is this inscription;”Here lyeth the wife of John Plumleigh,who Barbara had to Name. Whose virtuous life and Godly Death hath left her lasting Fae,Of Rich and Poore she was beloved to Y one and Neighbour kind, TwoSons and Daughters 4 she bare into her husbands deare,And dyed when age had near run out ye Four and XXXth yeare,Whose corps Have Thou O Death Destroy,yet Christ shall rise again And it conjoin in soul with Blisse forever to remaine. For Death to Life A Passage Is as Scriptures ALL Record,blest are the Dead therefore that Die in favor of YE Lord.”There is a family coat of arms that is stretched across a diamond shaped frame of wood near by and many, many different stained glass windows that are donated and assigned to different families and many soldiers that died in the line of action as well. It is as if there is a silent vibration or inner feeling of being with “One ” in every soul that is buried here at different times throughout history. It is as if each soul is in alignment and touch one another, on some level; it is surreal. The natural beauty of this church urges you to stay , to linger, to meander, but eventually you have to leave to let others have there moment alone there and to take in what is there. So then its onward to Dartmouth Castle; which has always been a Military Fort and a place that has seen battle, after battle, and still remains intact and maintains its natural beauty and beautiful coastline, and of course The River Dart. My next blog will describe more about Dartmouth Castle and The River. Blessed Be,Merry Meet again, MLC

Full Moon Scorpio Tonight May10,2017

The Full Moon in Scorpio on May10,2017 will make a connection with Neptune that may bring secrets out into the open.We are in the time of Taurus so there is still a nice Love energy out there but Mars in Gemini has a mixed message in our communications especially talks with men and aggressive people who are not very grounded.There is also allot of added drama with Saturn being in Sagittarius in its last and latest degree’s and the opposition to Mars in Gemini.If that were not complex enough,there is the added fire energy of Uranus in Aries making a fire trine to Saturn in Sagittarius,making us all somewhat impulsive but at the same time warning us to take responsibility with our words as well as our actions at this time.Saturn has a way of giving us lessons in Karma as well and the trine to North Node in Leo (Which deals with Karma as well) is very strong at this time.There is allot of strong and intense energy that can be harnessed into creativity and help us all to get allot of focused work done,that is the best way to work with this influence.The influence of Pluto in Capricorn,reminds those in power not to take thier actions lightly because there will much much Karma to pay for and the truth will prevail after all.Blessed Be-MLC

Full Moon March 12/ Connection To Solar Eclipse Febuary 26/Future Eclipse 21 2017

The next Full Moon in Virgo will bring out the rest of what needs to be completed in our lives left over from The Solar Eclipse in February . It’s not quite a month yet,and as it gets closer more will be revealed and brought out into the open in detail, to what we need to know after this next full moon on March 12. We; now move into a time where we meet up with old friends and examine old notions and conditions that may need “Tweaking”,as we move into our Venus retrograde on March 9 into April 15.For many creative people this can be a time to go over those old and unfinished songs and stories,poems,sketches,and paintings that need to be finished. Is there an old friend that you need to reach out to? Perhaps you need to reevaluate that relationship,or maybe just revamp your wardrobe. This is not a time to try anything too drastic as many times, this influence passes we find that we really did not like the change,or it could be that it was too extreme and no longer suits us. Saturn is moving along in those later degrees of Sagittarius,and really making us look at our lives as it trines and makes connections to Venus retrograde and Mars in opposition to Jupiter in Libra. There so much going on ,all these planets in Pisces making us all so super sensitive and psychic as well.Neptune making its connection to all these planets and sun conjunction to Pisces makes for all this strong intuition and unconscious and subconscious psychic energy as well. We may not realize how strong our perceptions are under this influence,and how in touch with our feelings we are. On many levels we are in a time right now that will complete and finish what needs to be done,we are getting closer to the finish line on projects that have taken a long time to finalize.The connection to Uranus(which rules electricity and lightning)brings change that comes “out of the blue” and a change that is much needed.The wheel of Karma keeps turning and moving forward and as it does it brings what we need and what will benefit us, more than we know at this time.The final “Wrap up” will come in August when we experience another Eclipse and we will meet the years end, with much more energy than we have had in a long time. Jupiter will leave its tour of Libra in October and go gracefully into Scorpio and before we know it we will be preparing for Saturn to leave Sagittarius and go into Capricorn where,it will stay for the next two and a half years after this and of 2017. This is a time of great change that will happen so quickly,it will be hard to believe its finally all happening,after being on slo mo for so long ! MLC