Few weeks ago, I had a dream.. of an ordinary bird in a cage.. that was stuck in a stuffy room… and dying! I took the cage (and bird) and left it out in the sun. But later when I checked, the bird looked dead.. and feared it was over exposed to the heat of the Sun! I brought it indoors, and tried reviving the bird by carefully blowing small bursts of air into it’s open beak! And it recovered and stood up.. Now the Dream analysts amongst you will no doubt easily work out much about the mind-set I was in 3 weeks ago by working out aspects of this dream. (It was few weeks ago.. I’ve moved on now 🙂
Apart from the symbolisms of being stuck by life’s confinements, there is another message here.. that of the bird needing air, getting it..but over exposure to life giving energies of the Sun..and almost dying..and being revived. And of course me and the bird are one.. (or so Psychologists will say, when pulling apart such dreams). It took me a few hours after waking, to suddenly get the insight.. It was the Phoenix of course. And I have only been using that as a username or online identity for a decade or so.. So in a round about way, the bird and it’s journey and revival is also about me.. which ever way you look at it.
So that brings me to Phoenix magic!
I have been doing various forms of dragon-magic for nearly 16-17 years, but started Phoenix magical work about 10 years ago.. as part of some angelic magical work (Arch angels) in a then-coven environment. At the time, my magic involved invoking the phoenix energy for financial security. But looking back on it, it’s clear.. The few years that followed saw me first loosing the job I was in.. (earning less that £12,000 per year), doing all sorts of voluntary work (Events Organising for Pagan Federation’s London District).. and eventually getting a Project Manager job in a Charity that gave me almost £25,000 per year!
This sort of thing has happened again.. whenever I have done any sort of Phoenix magic.. Things that are targeted for magical work (areas of life) initially crumble almost all the way to the ground level.. life seems bleak.. and then out of that emerges a newer stronger way of life!
And I seem to be in one of those regeneration phases currently.. and the dream merely confirmed it few weeks ago.
So my advise for anyone wanting to dabble in any kind of Phoenix magic – really, truly, beware of where your life is at…and that things will get drastically bleak.. first ..before improvements can be seen. It won;t just happen over night either. It may take anything from 3-4 months to even 2-3 years!! I can not stress these points hard enough.
By the way, in astrology, this death & rebirth / transformation is governed by the planet Pluto (and major transits to the sign Scorpio). We currently are in the middle of a 4 year period where the harsh aspect of Pluto-square-Uranus is taking place …in total 7 times, between 2012 to 2015. (link to that blog here). So whether we like it or not.. the whole world is under that transformative influence.. (we’ve had that aspect twice last year.. and it will happen twice this year in 2013.. in May and in early November…so be warned).
In tarot, the death and rebirth transformation is symbolised by the Tower card – where the divine light(ening) strikes the top, and Tower falls.. so that using its components, a newer better one may be built.
I’ll close this with some of the Phoenix images I had created…from photos of real fires…and such. The one on the left is a real photo… (no graphics or editing) and the one on the right is the slightly fleshed out graphics version ..
ps. This blog `QuantumPhoenix’ has been online for about a year and a half now, and strange that only now I have had the idea to talk about the Phoenix itself. I suppose better also start writing about Quantum Magic too 🙂