Working with the New Moon in Aquarius

In a few days time the current waning moon will come to the end of this current cycle before disappearing from view only to re-appear once more. Here in Adelaide the first sliver of light of the re-emerging new moon will take place around 5:35am on Friday, 12 February. The astrological sign will be Aquarius, the water bearer, the exact sign it was in for January.

Over the last few years a lot more people seem to be interested in working with the moon’s waxing and waning energies. It is common these days to come across memes, Facebook postings and the like that offer basic advice such as:

  • Use the new moon as a time to set goals and intentions that you want to fulfill by the next full moon, and
  • Use the full moon to release something from your life so you can make space for something new and better by the next new moon.

Or if you work with all the eight phases then:

  • The new moon is a blank slate, the time of fresh starts, taking time for yourself, soul-searching, manifesting, setting goals and intentions, reboot.
  • The waxing crescent moon is the time to put in the work to manifest the goal or intention that you set during the new moon.
  • The first quarter moon is when you need to work on your motivation, overcome any procrastination and deal with self-sabotaging behaviours.
  • The waxing gibbous moon is a time to make refinements to your goals, and your strategy, see what is working and what is not.
  • The full moon is a time to celebrate and reap the benefits of what you set in motion during the new moon.
  • The waning gibbous moon is a time of releasing and letting go of things that no longer serve you such as negative self-talk, fear, relying too much on others, or even toxic relationships.
  • The last quarter moon is a time to make space to receive. If you have ended say a toxic relationship, then clear space to welcome a positive, motivating friend.

While there is nothing wrong with working with the lunar energies as such, my personal preference is to take into consideration all the other cosmic happenings that are taking place around the new moon before I “plant” any intentions. This means that instead of focusing purely on “low level” (materialistic or mundane) needs and wants, I am also considering what I call “higher level” manifestations to assist other more spirituality aligned aspects in my life.

In working this way, it also means that new moon intentions need to “marinate” in the energy for a longer period of time that enables us to undergo the appropriate experiences and even shifts in patterns to occur. As such the seed that has been planted often does not actually manifest properly until the timing of the full moon in that originating sign.

In other words, intentions that I planted during the January new moon (Aquarius) and which I am intending to plant during this upcoming new moon, I actually will not expect to see manifestation until the July and August full moons.

I explain more about how I personally work with the moon in my next book (that I am still writing). However I thought I would share the above just to give of a bit of food for thought that there is a lot more available to us in the greater scheme of things if we take the time and explore a little bit deeper.

Lunar Blessings
Frances

Lughnasadh: The Wake of the Lord of the Grain

As the Wheel of the Year turns, those of us residing south of the equator find ourselves at the gateway to the autumn months and the darker months of the year.  Ironically, however, this gateway tends to herald in the hottest weather as if the sun is determined to cleanse and purify the southern lands through the element of fire before its departure is well and truly noticed. Traditionally, the sabbat celebrated is that of the first harvest, Lughnasadh (from the Irish Gaelic Lúnasa) or Lammas (from the Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, “loaf-mass”) and when “the feast of the first fruits” was observed.  In the agricultural year, Lughnasadh or Lammas also marked the end of the hay making season that had commenced as early as mid Summer.

According to Irish mythology, the festival of Lughnasadh were first observed by the God Lugh as a funeral feast and games in honour of his foster mother Tailtiu who had died from exhaustion after clearing the plains of Ireland for agriculture.  Originally known as Óenach Tailten, these games were held at Tailtin in what is now County Meath and were considered to be similar to the ancient Greek Olympic Games in that they included ritual athletic and sporting contests. The Óenach Tailten also included fairs, the drawing-up of contracts, and matchmaking.  Trial marriages were also were conducted, where young couples joined hands through a hole in a wooden door.  These marriages lasted a year and a day, at which time the union could be made permanent or broken without consequences.  When the games were revived in the 20th century, they were known as the Tailteann Games

Here in central southern Australia, the hay and grain harvest has long been collect, and with the intensive weather at the start of the year (that brought an early and rather frightening start to the bush fire season), there is limited bounty to reap from my garden as corn, tomatoes, lettuce and celery all perished.  Yet, being a festival which can also be seen as a Wake for the Sacred King (the Lord of the Grain), this appears rather appropriate. 

A “Wake” (from the Old English wacan meaning to “wake up” or wacian “to be awake, keep watch”) was a custom in most Celtic countries in Europe for mourners to keep watch or vigil over their dead until they were buried.  At Lughnasadh, we prepare ourselves to observe the Wake of the Sacred King whose life has been sacrificed in order for ours to be strengthened.  And while the sun continues to entice us outdoors, we are reminded of the more festive aspect of this time of the year – the fairs, handfastings and feasts, as are expressed in the following poem, “The Rigs O’ Barley” by Scottish poet Robbie Burns:

It was on a Lammas night, when corn rigs are bonie,
Beneath the moon’s unclouded light, I held away to Annie:
The time flew by, wi tentless heed, till ‘tween the late and early;
Wi’ sma’ persuasion she agreed to see me thro’ the barley.

The sky was blue, the wind was still, the moon was shining clearly;
I set her down, wi’ right good will, amang the rigs o’ barley
I ken’t her heart was a’ my ain; I lov’d her most sincerely;
I kissed her owre and owre again, among the rig o’ barley.

I locked her in my fond embrace; her heart was beating rarely:
My blessings on that happy place, amang the rigs o’ barley.
But by the moon and stars so bright, that shone that hour so clearly!
She ay shall bless that happy night, amang the rigs o’ barley.

I hae been blythe wi’ Comrades dear; I hae been merry drinking;
I hae been joyfu’ gath’rin gear; I hae been happy thinking:
But a’ the pleasures e’er I saw, tho three times doubl’d fairley
That happy night was worth then a’ among the rig’s o’ barley.

CHORUS
Corn rigs, an’ barley rigs, an’ corn rigs are bonie:
I’ll ne’er forget that happy night, among the rigs wi’ Annie.

Source: Robert Burns Country

Moon Magick for 2020

A Gregorian year is upon us which means it is time to get out the diaries in order to work out when the differing phases of the moon occur in your neck of the woods. I have recently shared some of my thoughts about working with the moon, and more importantly, understanding the correct timing. This video can be found here: Timing and the Moon – YouTube.

For anyone working magick, knowing when the moon moves from the different phases can provide additional energies to not only your spell crafting but other magical workings such as what rituals you undertake, any devotional work you may do, or even simply in the understanding of your place in the greater scheme of things – why you do or feel the way you do.

The following chart is calculated to Australian Central Standard Time (ie, South Australia) and also takes into consideration Day Light Savings which is observed here in South Australia.

New MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
6 Jan – 8:07 pm
13 Jan – 3:30 pm21 Jan – 7:31 am29 Jan – 5:46 am5 Feb – 4:07 am
12 Feb – 5:35 am20 Feb – 5:17 am27 Feb – 6:47 pm6 Mar – 12 noon
13 Mar – 8:51 pm22 Mar – 1:10 am29 Mar – 5:18 am4 Apr – 7:32 pm
12 Apr – 12 noon20 Apr – 4:28 pm27 Apr – 1:01 pm4 May – 5:20 am
12 May -4:29 am20 May -4:42 am26 May – 8:43 pm2 Jun – 4:54 pm
10 Jun – 8:22 pm18 Jun – 1:24 pm25 Jun – 4:09 am2 Jul – 6:40 am
10 Jul – 10:46 am17 Jul – 7:40 pm24 Jul – 12:06 pm31 Jul – 10:45 pm
8 Aug – 11:20 pm16 Aug-12:49 am22 Aug – 9:31 pm30 Aug – 4:43 pm
7 Sep – 10:21 am14 Sep – 6:09 am21 Sep- 9:24 am29 Sep -11:27 am
6 Oct – 9:35 pm13 Oct – 1:55 pm21 Oct – 1:26 am29 Oct – 6:35 am
5 Nov – 7:44 am11 Nov-11:15pm19 Nov-7:27 pm27 Nov-10:57 pm
4 Dec – 6:13 pm11 Dec-12:05 pm19 Dec-3:05 pm27 Dec-12:53 pm

When working with the moon, I prefer to work just prior to the actual date to ensure that I am utilising as much of the preferred energy as I can. For example, if I want to perform a manifestation spell to coincide with the February full moon, I would perform it on the evening of the 4th February because after 4:07 am the lunar energies will start to wane.

Pray to the moon when she is round, Luck with you will then abound.
What you seek for shall be found, On the sea or solid ground.

A rule of thumb when working with the moon is:

New Moon: Psychic work and planting “seeds” of what you want to manifest (bring into your life).

Waxing Moon: Invoking and manifesting magick.

Full Moon: Final manifestation, psychic or gratitude workings.

Waning Moon: Banishing, removing obstacles.

Some magical people also work with the dark moon. As mentioned in my video, I consider this phase of the moon to take place just before the new moon, when there is not even a slight sliver of Lady Lunar in the skies.

A New Year, A New Start

Finally, 2020 has been put to rest and what a year it has been – filled with challenges and moments of release as well as inward explorations into a whole new potential. As the new Gregorian year dawns, many of us are approaching it with a degree of hesitancy as the chaos that we became so intimately aware of during this last year, seems to be with us for a while yet. 

However, there is much hope on the horizon – after 2021 equates to the number 5 which represents personal freedom (and the responsibility that comes with freedom) as well as change. Unexpected things may tend happen where the change is more acceptable and tolerated (especially compared to what we have more recently experienced). These changes will open up a greater sense of freedom that could be brought about through trying, learning about or adopting different approaches, new ways of doing things, as well as adopting new interests and learnings. We have already seen some of these things happen during 2020 with more people working from home, more on-line video conferencing platforms were established to continue teachings, which in itself enable more people to gain access to this information.

Within Chinese astrology, 2021 is the year of the White Metal Ox (beginning from the second full moon of the year, on 12 February). The ox is very hardworking and methodical and as such, 2021 is the year where work will get rewarded. The yin energy is rather poignant and the full weight of responsibilities will be felt, especially when it comes to accomplishing goals. As such, it will be necessary to really double your efforts in order to achieve things. 

In summary, the White Metal Ox will be a year to focus on career, finances, love, education, travel and health.

The construction of a vision or goal board for 2021 seems to be more appropriate than ever in order if we are to remain focused on achieving our goals. As such, I will be holding my Manifesting Your Dreams workshop on Saturday, 16 January 2021.

When you make a “vision board”, you get clear on what you want to create in your life. Once you get clarity, you capture them in a series of images and words that are pasted to a piece of cardboard. Through the simple act of seeing your own “vision board” each day aligns your brain with the outcomes you desire for your life.

As there are limited places available for this workshop (especially at the price that I am offering), bookings are essential so make sure you register for Manifesting Your Dreams workshop as soon as you are able to. 

If you are seeking a new start at a deeper, soul level, then my latest offering, Journey into Freedom with Kali, may be what you are looking for. This 21 day on-line sadhana (spiritual practice) invites you to enter into the sacred temple of the Hindu Dark Mother. Here you will explore the sacred myths and practices to aid your on your exploration with the goddess. The sacred devotional practices that will be offered will enable you to connect with this powerful goddess on a deep soul level in order to bring about ultimate change.

Every day you will receive an email that will contain information of this powerful goddess. Some may contain mythology and personal connections, others suggested prayers and ritualistic practices for you to undertake. You will also receive a guided meditation for you to undertake as frequently as you wish to further enhance your connection and relationship with Kali. How deep you go is entirely up to you. More information about Journey into Freedom with Kali can be found here.

Whatever this new year brings, I wish you all the best for it.

Blessings, Frances

Hail to the Sun God – it is the Summer Solstice

As the sun completes is southward journey, it rests briefly over the Tropic of Capricorn before moving northward again.  When it enters the astrological sign of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere, we know that the sun is at its highest and brightest, and that the time of the summer solstice has arrived.  However, as I write this, rain is starting to fall – but that is okay, the garden is grateful in receiving whatever rain is about at this time of the year.

For the Ngarrindjeri people of the lower Murray River and Coorong in South Australia, the warmth associated with Luwadang continues.  As the sun increases in strength, it dries the land, allowing it to be haunted by the call of ravens, the bird that is often associated with death in many cultures around the world.

Within contemporary witchcraft, the God, in his guise as the Sun or Solar God, is now at the height of his power.  Ever increasingly, he has been letting us know of his strength.  This show comes at a cost and while it will be some time before we actually notice, from the summer solstice onwards, the power of the Sun God slowly begins to wane.  This darkness, however, is not perceived in a negative sense, because it is needed to ensure the fertility of the land.  Still, in doing so, the Sun God sows the seeds of his own death.

The Goddess is depicted as either showing the early signs of pregnancy from her union at Bealtaine with the God (the fertility cycle of the divine does not necessarily follow the same allotted time of humans), glowing as many expectant mothers do, or her pregnancy is well advanced (as depicted by the Empress found within many tarot decks).  All around us the earth shows its magnificent bounty, full of life and busy with activity.  Flowers are in full bloom, bees buzz around the garden busily collecting pollen for the production of honey.  It is said a sign of a healthy garden is the number of bees that it attracts.

The Goddess, in her aspect as the Mother, Gaia, is on the verge of sharing her bounty with us.  However, there is also a death in life aspect at this time of the year that is often overlooked. We humans, regardless of our spiritual beliefs in the afterlife, still tend to fear the process of death, the transition from one plane to another.

Within the bountiful produce are the seeds that will sustain life, feeding us throughout the colder months as well as being available for planting in the Spring to repeat the cycle.  After the pollination and fertilization of the beautiful flowers we so admire, they will die.  But this is the natural cycle of things, of life.  In their death, the flowers release their previous seeds that fall to earth in order to create new life.  It can be difficult to connect to the fact that the time of waxing is coming to an end and the waning time is almost upon us when we are surrounded by so much bounty and life seems to be at its fullest.

Summer is a time of beauty and love, energy and strength, and rejoicing in the warmth of the sun.  Daylight saving time encourages us to spend longer hours outdoors, often socialising with family and friends.  As we enjoy this carefree time, celebrating life and the triumph of light, we do not want to think about the rest of the cycle, that of death, as we will be reminded of that only too readily when the temperatures continue to climb skyward.

The above is an excerpt from Dancing the Sacred Wheel by Frances Billinghurst.

The summer solstice is a time to reflect on the growth of the season – not only the seeds that have been planted within the earth but also those planted within our own souls.  It is also a time of cleansing and renewal, a time of celebrating creativity in all its many expressions, as well as joyous love and growth that surrounds us.

Summer Solstice
(by Cheryl Ban, 1998)
Brown earth lay blanketed beneath
the weight of white snow
People hold within their heart
the promise of light
Light that overcomes the night
Igniting fire
That burns a hole
all the way to the hot dry summer fields
The hope that the light holds in winter
becomes in summer
the knowing of the sun’s pathway back again
We poise on the edge of these great turnings
Balanced night and day
Ah for a moment …

Chinese Whispers and Black Salt

In this modern age where everyone is offering magical advice, how do you know what is genuine and what has fallen victim of what I classify as “Chinese Whispers Syndrome” (a childhood game where a “secret” was whispered to one person who then whispered it to another which went around the circle to the last person who would vocalised the “secret” hoping it would reflect the original whisper). This year (probably reflecting the global situations and increase in social media usage), I have noticed an increasing about of “sage advice” about magical practices or techniques often gleamed from other spiritual traditions being incorporated into witchcraft practices. While I personally have not issues with adapting such magical practices or techniques, after all this is what my style of contemporary witchcraft is about, my issue is where the adaption is based on a lack of knowledge and understanding of the original magical practice or technique. I will use “black salt” as an example.

In a number of folk magic traditions, black salt (also known as “Sal Negro” and “Drive Away Salt” and should not be confused with the Indian black salt which is a mineral salt used for cooking) is a special salt blend used to drive away evil. It can be sprinkled around your property to keep your home safe from intruders or troublemakers, and even sprinkled in the footprints of someone who is bothering you, to make them go away.

Black salt can also be placed in closets and dark corners in a room to drive away evil or negative spirits. You can even sprinkle it on the floor and then sweep the salt out through the front door for a cleansing of your home or apartment. This protective salt can be added to witch’s bottles and alternatively, sprinkled in a circle around the perimeter of your house for protection, to banish evil and also to cleanse from any negativity.

More traditional recipes instruct that black salt includes salt (preferably sea salt), scrapings from a cast iron skillet or pot, ash from your fire pit (ritual fire), maybe some herbs (such as black pepper) and even powered black food colouring (although black salt is not necessarily black in colour). These ingredients are blended during certain phases of the moon and have specific chants and prayers recited over them for a period of time.

Modern alternatives to making black salt include adding additional protective herbs and even essential oils to the mix, such as rosemary (protection from harmful people or toxic relationships), cayenne pepper (dispel anger or toxic relationships), cinnamon (protection from a broken heart or pain in a romantic relationship) or even lavender (to block invisible ickiness).

I recently came across someone advising their followers to make black salt from Himalayan salt and the left over ashes from burnt incense sticks. This advice I personally consider to be a prime example of “Chinese Whispers Syndrome” in that while Himalayan salt does offer protection, this is more commonly during astral travel or when spiritually travelling between worlds as opposed to protecting your physical space. Sea salt on the other hand is used in purification and cleansing baths, as well as to help release and cleanse negative feelings. Further, I question the use of burnt incense ash as this has little if anything to do with ritual fire ashes or cast iron scrapings.

In this modern age, anything appears to go. While this may be true to a certain level, when you are making products or utilising practices or techniques that come from other spiritual traditions, ensure that you actually have some knowledge of what is required to ensure your success.

Gardnerian Wicca – A Reincarnation Cult

The following article is an abridge version of the one written by Sophia Boann, which can be found from the Cup of Wisdom, a Gardnerian coven residing in East Cork, Ireland. To read the entire article, please visit the above link.

Often Wicca is portrayed as a fertility cult, however, at its core, Gardnerian Wicca is a reincarnation cult.

Gerald Gardner believed in group reincarnation. An early hint is found in the way he concludes his book A Goddess Arrives, a story based on a personal experience: “Do you believe in reincarnation?” he asked, and began to tell her about Rudolph Steiner’s theory of group incarnation.

Gerald Gardner refers to reincarnation immediately in the introduction of Witchcraft Today, where he describes encountering the coven who brought him into the Craft: “and I met some people who claimed to have known me in a past life.” Reincarnation is a frequently recurring theme in the book, and there are such statements as: “The cult god is thought of as the god of the next world, or of death and resurrection, or of reincarnation, the comforter, the consoler. After life you go gladly to his realms for rest and refreshment, becoming young and strong, waiting for the time to be reborn on earth again, and you pray to him to send back the spirits of your beloved dead to rejoice with you at your festivals.” (Chapter III) and “What they wanted was prosperity and fertility for the tribe, a life after death in happy conditions, and reincarnation into their tribe or nation.” (Chapter VI).

Not all initiates believe in reincarnation, and even among those who do, there are varying views on the concept. There is no sense of “Karma” along the lines that you will have a better or worse next incarnation if you haven’t done enough recycling in this life. But all of us have this experience of coming home, a feeling that we belong here, in the greater scheme of things. Additionally, we often have a strong sense of recognition with other initiates when we attend larger gatherings, an instant sense of belonging together, and having known each other before.

The training or “Outer Court” is mostly an excuse to feel out that connection with the group spirit, and if the Seeker will be at home in the coven they are with. And that “feeling out” should go both ways; if the Seeker doesn’t feel like they belong, which isn’t a judgement on the coven, they should move on to find their own place within the greater scheme of our existence.

Using Magical Condition Oils

Within specific traditions, “Condition Oils” are specifically crafted oils that are used to dress candles, anoint the body, anoint magical or spiritual tools used within rituals and ceremonies, as well as added to baths and even floor washes.  These oils are usually made from a base oil to which specific herbs, roots, flowers and other curios are added.

If the oils are added to the body, then they are more commonly applied to pulse points, or a specific body part. They should not however been taken internally – unless, of course, the maker specifically advises they are safe to do so.

When it comes to dressing candles, it is generally considered that if you wish to draw some thing or situation to you, that you rub the candle oil from the base to the top of the candle. this is so when the candle burns, it burns towards you. If you wish to remove something from you, then the candle is dressed from the top down to the base.

Condition Oils also are believed to add power to petitions. In this case, five dots of oil are placed in the corners of a piece of paper upon which the petition is written or drawn upon, with the fifth dot in the centre. The petition is then either burnt or a candle of appropriate corresponding colour is placed on top of the petition and then burnt.

Some Condition Oils, such as the Fiery Protection Oil (which is for sale through the LunaNoire Creations store), are made to steep over a period of time during which special prayers are chanted to add further power to the oil.

Honouring the Dark Moon

Modern astronomers denote the New Moon as the day the moon is at zero illumination. They mark this as the exact point when a new moon cycle begins, ie the New Moon. Modern calendar makers have followed suit & what is marked on most calendars as the New Moon is actually the time when the moon is at 0% illumination.

However when the moon is at 0% illumination this is, technically, the Dark Moon. The New Moon begins when the moon shows the very first, tiniest sliver of illumination. 

While modern astronomers tend to use these terms interchangeably, they are actually two different parts of the moon cycle. And as such, they have slightly different energies and are supporting us in slightly different kinds of introspection and growth.

This week’s New Moon occurs tomorrow (17 September) at 8:30 pm (ACST). This is the moment the moon receives exactly 0% illumination and will begin growing again. Until the moon is illuminated again, we are in the dark moon phase of the moon cycle.

The Dark Moon is a very important part of the moon cycle. A part that is often forgotten. 

This is where the wisdom of the ending cycle settles into our souls and our spirits. Without taking this moment of pause, we are missing this important integration of all our work and all our growth from the previous moon cycle.

It is not surprising to me that in our modern society we have lost the tradition of observing the Dark Moon. In so many facets of life we have dismissed this vital moment of pause. We rarely stop and rest when we complete one thing before moving on to the next. Rarely do we give ourselves these crucial moments of pause and reflection before diving in to the next thing coming.

In losing these pauses, we are also losing this vital time where we absorb and assimilate lessons learned & wisdom gained from our experiences. We are missing this crucial component of our personal growth.

Source:
How Does the Dark Moon Energy Encourage Your Personal Growth?

COVID-19 and Responsibility of being a Public Person

There is certainly a divide when it comes to the coronavirus and now some six months after we were initially warned of it, many of us having restructured our lives around governmental advice, are certainly feeling “over it”.  However it is not over as is clearly seen in Victoria and now New South Wales, with these States recording record number of cases being detected, not to mention deaths relating to COVID-19.  This situation has also seen the manifest of various conspiracy theories and “alternative” motives as to why the whole world is seemingly being brought to its knees.

For those outside the health system or who are fortunate enough not to know anyone personally affected by this virus, such measures that are being imposed upon us may seem unfair and unjust, especially as we are rocked out of our comfort zone due to pending unemployment options, diminishing superannuation and finances, not allow to travel or even visit loved ones.  After six months of being told “we are all in this together”, I find it extremely disappointing when self-proclaimed “celebrity psychic” considers themselves to be an exemption to the rules. 

Not only has this person been publicly flaunting what they classify as “draconian law” by travelling outside the travel exclusion zones that their State government has put in place in an attempt to contain the spread of this extremely contagious virus, but after their courtship with the media does not go their way, have made statements such as “You don’t get to shut me down because you don’t like what I say” and “Where there’s a witch, there’s always a way and now you are also on my radar” on social media.

The back story is that on Monday, “Karen” (not their real name) attempted to confront staff at a hardware store over the mandatory use of face coverings amid the current coronavirus crisis that is spiraling into extremely worrying levels in their State.  The video of this confrontation resulted in them being interviewed on a morning television show a few days later.  However, after boldly declaring that as the virus was “bio-chemically engineered” (a reason why they refuse to wear a mask), they were asked if they held a medical degree, to which their response was that they didn’t however they had worked as a “medic some time ago”.  At this point the host decided to end the interview as he “couldn’t listen any longer” to the “irresponsible” views that were being made.

The psychic, who has happily courted the media on numerous occasions, then took to social media to advise the television show host could very well be included in the “Ritual of Justice” that they were intending to cast upon the Australian Government.

A further twist is that only as far as back as April, this person was sharing images of themselves not only wearing a mask but also gloves, urging her 1,800 odd followers that “the minute you step outside please wear a mask and gloves” as that the wearing of personal protective equipment was important due to “the virus is invisible and contraction is airborne. We can all contract COVID-19. We could all be carriers of the coronavirus. We could also be immune to the virus”, and “Don’t be fooled, the virus is real.”

I get it – six months down the track and we are all over it.  Personal and financial hardships, the ongoing negatively being reported in the media (first the virus and now to sorry economic state of the country).  And I am fine with people changing their minds. What does bug me with this story is when someone who has a similar spiritual path to me (used loosely however the public does not differentiate) is publicly announcing threats (veiled or otherwise) to compensate for their bruised ego.  How about being mindful that if you want to court the media that you are being seen as a representative of the whole community.

How this virus came about, I don’t know.  Whether governmental health guidelines are outdated, a cover-up or actual, again I don’t know.  All I do know is that this virus highly contagious and our health professionals are working around the clock attempting to deal with it.  Most people have already had some degree of their lives impacted, not to mention others being denied social contact at their most vulnerable times.  However, this so-called “celebrity” psychic really should get over their overinflated degree of self-importance. Instead of a “ritual of Justice” so that they don’t have to wear a mask in public, how about utilising their energy (and social media influence) more positively – like a cure, a reduction in the number of cases or severity of the effects of the virus for those who are personally affected by it.