January 15, 2023

For the Collective: February

By Alexis Smith
For the Collective: February

New year, new ideas (right?).  This moment of in-between, the liminal space in the dead center of January, has be thinking about how to share my own practices more with the community.  Starting with this initial download for the month of February, I will be sharing with you all the simple practice that I utilize to connect with the archetypes of the year.  Each month, I sit with the Numerology, important Astrology transits, and divine a Major Arcana + Neteru Archetype as guidance for the month ahead.


The second month of the year of 2023 comes in with a numerology of 9.  This attunes us to the frequency of Spiritual Foundations, Selflessness + Peace.


How can we best be of benefit and service to the elevation of peace in the collective through our spiritual practices?  February is a good time to get back to the basics - realign with your morning preparatory rites, touch base with your spiritual advisor, have a chat with your guides + ancestors.  

The Hermit tarot card + The Book of Doors Neteru card ATUM

Our first Archetype of the month is The Hermit.  The Hermit carries the frequencies of Stillness, Solitude and Wisdom.  It also carries the frequencies of the number 9, its position in the order of the Major Arcana.  This card coming forward in a number 9 month is a powerful alignment.  The Hermit is a seeker of wisdom, but he is also a guide - sharing his light with others on the same path.  What was once hidden is revealed.  In order to elevate peace in the collective, we must shine our light brightly for others to see while we work to feed that flame by doing our own inner work.  The Hermit once again reminds us to return to our basics - to tend to our foundation so that our light may shine even brighter as we emerge.


In the Book of Doors Divination Deck, the archetype that I have drawn for the collective is Atum.  Atum represents the continuation of life and creation.    He is the original impulse to create - the very potential.  Atum illuminates both creative energy and the shadow.  Just as the Hermit is guided by by the light of his own wisdom, Atum illuminates the path forward with the light of our creative potential.  He asks us to attune to our emergence from the “Hermit Cave” with an energy of Self-Projection.  We are the light that we seek, and only by projecting our own light may we find the path forward.  This too shows us how we may serve peace in the collective: by being a lighthouse, a beacon of selflessness, strongly rooted in our spiritual foundations.

Bust of Nefertiti with Sunrise shadow



  The Full Moon in Leo is one of major celebration.  Reflect on the journey thus far as you prepare to step into the shadow.  Look at how far you've come, and pat yourself on the back.  There is much work to be done, so this is a moment for us all to shine brightly before turning inward to tend to the flame.  Take time to release everything from the previous cycle that has dimmed your light.



  This transit attunes us once again to the importance of being of service to the collective, and shines a light on how we may do so.  Through thought + word we can have a profound impact on the frequencies of the collective.  By maintaining our spiritual foundations + practice of selflessness, we amplify peace in our hearts and minds so that our thoughts + words may carry that transmission out into the web of life.



  Pisces season is a time of mysticism + dreamwork.  Through attuning to our spiritual foundations, we send ripples into the subconscious minds of all beings, allowing the collective to step forward into their own spiritual path and express their dreams and ideals freely.



  Venus falls within her detriment in the fiery sign of Aries.  As we enter this transit this will be a test of our integrity - all of the work that we have been doing to maintain our spiritual foundations will truly come in handy here.  As long as we continue to tend to this work, we may go forward with peace in our hearts and on our tongues.  Practice deep self awareness and forgiveness during this time, especially in your closest relationships.  Passion is a good thing - but a fire too hot will burn out of control until there is nothing left.



  Here we are once again, planting seeds.  The New Moon in Pisces asks us to hone in on all of the inner-work we have been doing this month.  How do we want to step into the next cycle?  What dreams are we cultivating?  What are our visions moving forward?  Set your intentions and get ready to start the journey again.



My books are open for February!  If you are looking to go deeper, schedule a Spiritual Guidance Council, Tarot Reading, Astro-Consult, or Plant Spirit Healing.  All services are available in-person or online.

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