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A Lakota Creation Myth and the Mysterious Trickster? (1 of 3)

trickster, coyote, standing rock, Dakota, Sioux, creation, myth
For this blog I wanted to research the founding of the Standing Rock Reservation and look at the planetary influences of the time, and how they are being triggered today. For a while I’ve been pondering that the Secretary of State for Britain Boris Johnson bears a crazy resemblance to Donald Trump. (The Hair) Both men are openly mysogenistic, racist and homophobic. Both have brought about enormous political change and yet they both come across as bumbling idiots (sorry to be rude!). The word ‘Trickster’ has been swilling around my thoughts, or perhaps more aptly ‘Dangerous Trickster’.

I was fascinated then to find the Lakota story of Standing Rock in a PDF written by LaDonna Brave Bull Allard which begins thus

“The Origin of the Oceti Sakowin-Pte Oyate

The Oceti Sakowin is represented in the sky the Red hoop is the womb with a newborn emerging, that newborn is Tokahe the leader, and the hoop is Wind cave with Tokahe leading them out. So we can see this is the Big Dipper of which the Oceti Sakowin is represented. This is our beginning.


In the beginning of time Maka’ or Mother Earth was created for all living beings. Life in this time was of harmony and happiness for those living creations of Wakan Tanka. Then one day, a trickster named Iktomni came to this world to persuade one of the two-legged beings to come out of this world by attempting to convince him that there was a better world above to live in. He came with his message to a man known as Tokahe or the first man. Pte, the holy man of the people, tried to warn Tokahe of the dangers that existed should he follow the trickster into this new world. Pte was a man of great wisdom or woksape. His power of wisdom and knowledge was the guidance of the two-legged, but the power of the Iktomni was so convincing that Tokahe followed the trickster into this new world through an entrance that is located in the Black Hills or He’ Sapa. This entrance was to become known as Washun Niya, or as Wind Cave. Tokahe returned from this new world had great praise for all the things that he experienced in his journey and attempted to convince the others that they should follow him back to this new world. He wanted them to see with their own eyes of all that was greater in this new world.

Pte, the holy man, being gifted with great wisdom had the power to foresee the future. Within this ability, he saw things that would cause great hardship and suffering for the people in this world above. But, despite the warnings, Tokahe was able to convince the people, as he was by Iktomni, to follow him into the new world through Washun Niye. The responsibility of Pte was to place the concerns of his people first, and himself, second. It often creates hardship for holy man but Pte accepted this great responsibility, and followed the people into this new world. He knew that the needs of the people for Wicozani or wholeness would be difficult, and harder to obtain in this new world. As Pte emerged from Washum Niya he changed into a great shaggy beast. A being that could provide the needs for the people in this new world. As Pte or Tatanka, he could provide food, shelter, clothing, ceremonial objects, and everyday things so the people could live. Pte gave his life so the people could live. The only requirement was for the people to never forget where they came from, and to acknowledge the past.”

One thing astrology shows us is that patterns repeat, however all the time as humans we have the capacity to quantum leap to a new level. I feel the Dakota people in making this stand have changed the course of karmic history. We have been offered a dream of comfort by capitalism ,and yet we face a mass extinction crisis on Earth and extreme poverty for millions of people.

Globally, and certainly where I live in England, the events at Standing Rock have been a catalyst of enormous awakening. This has been a totally different kind of protest – spiritual at its core and globalised though social media.  It seems today that the powers of Yin have succeeded – by that I mean the Dakota have not taken up arms but have peacefully and creatively stood up for the Earth. This is a great triumph for the Goddess energies breaking through the patriarchal structures. Aho and thank you to all the people of Earth who through their ceremony and effort have contributed. Deepest Gratitude to those on the front line who stood firm against the cold water, the rubber bullets, tear gas and aggression. You are heroines and heroes.

Bog 2 will look at the Astrology chart of the formation of the Standing Rock Reservation and Blog 3 the Formation of a Constitution by the Dakota/Lakota peoples for the Reservation. Both give a fascinating insight into the greater cosmic energies at play and specifically the Goddess Asteroids.

Love and Blessings

Alison (Blue Spectral eagle)

In January I will be launching the first ever Introductory Goddess Asteroid online course. It will be a course to enhance your yin energy and experiential in nature. No experience of Astrology is needed for this Introductory 7 week course. The Course is £77. If you want to be kept informed of launch with some freebies to try out please send me an email at astroalison@gmail.com 


Turquoise Turtle Global Village

Turtle has 13 Moons on her back
Turtle has 13 Moons on her back

My imagination has been captured this week by the incredible journey of the rare Turtle named ‘Menai’ who is originally from the Gulf of Mexico. She ended up in the Menai Straits in Wales under the November Super Moon. As a sailor myself in the Menai Straits it is noticeable the difference Super moons and eclipses make to the power of the tides. She is currently recovering in the Anglesey Sea Zoo and is doing well.

It took me back to 2005 when Turtle appeared as a ‘Power Animal’ in my life and inspired me to initiate a pen pals project between children in Birmingham and Johannesburg called Turquoise Turtle Global Village. Turtle is very special as she has a pattern of 13 on her back so she is said to reflect the moon cycles.

One of the messages of Mother Turtle then was that she connects all people through the oceans. Another message Turtle brings is that whilst all may appear very challenging on the surface, in the deep ocean greater stories are unfolding. I feel symbolically her journey is connecting the British Isles shamanic traditions with the Mayan/Andean traditions. Below is a link to the BBC article about ‘Menai’ to read the original story


If you are intrigued by ‘power animals’ and a nature lover check out the wonderful courses next Spring/Summer 2017 with Birds of Prey, Horses and Bees at http://www.schoolofastroshamanism.com/workshops

Closest Full Moon in 69 Years

instagramcapture_dcf7bd46-f910-481c-b544-c3d1dc6b321e This evening at 5pm UK time we will see the largest and brightest full moon in many of our lifetimes as it makes its closest run to the Earth in. This position is called Perigree and it is a time where the Lunar energies have the most impact on Earth. The tides will be both higher and lower than usual. It’s possible the earthquake in New Zealand yesterday was triggered by the pull not only on the ocean but also the molten lava within Mother Earth, so it is very powerful. We will not see another moon like it until 2034.

I have been contemplating the ‘Shadow of Intellect’ and Gene Key 62 for a couple of weeks and it seems an excellent day to be persuading the readers of this delicious blog of the benefits of a new (but also very old) Lunar way of expanding the mind.

Intellect is generally considered a positive trait in our society, so when does it become a ‘shadow’? We live at a time where society globally faces enormous challenges. We are mostly meeting these challenges through the intellect, but is it enough? We are immensely creative as human beings and often we can think up a solution to problems. The place where I work has just installed an Earth heat pump so I’m sitting here very cosy whereas last year I had my coat on inside to keep warm. This system has a very low carbon footprint and whole towns and cities could run this way using completely natural energy. Yet we are still in a situation where those in power seem hell bent on causing environmental damage through poisoning water sources to obtain and move gas and oil when it is not necessary.

The gift frequency of Gene Key 62 is ‘Precision’ and this seems to offer the potential genius and excellent decision making that an integrated left/right brain approach brings. When we open our hearts to nature and people we make the best decisions for the longer term. Working with the forces of nature opens up infinite possibilities for the betterment of all human beings. In Native American traditions the simple concept of not doing anything which harms the children of the next 7 generations brings a totally new perspective to decision making processes.

The Siddhi or highest gift of Gene Key 62 is ‘Impeccability’. What a wonderful word. I leave you to Moon Gaze this evening contemplating this word and the power animal of this Gene Key which is ‘Woodpecker’. Dance, play music, make art, see beauty, dream for these are the Lunar Ways.

Blessings from Blue Spectral Eagle (aka Alison Dhuanna McCabe)

You can check out your own Gene Keys Hologenetic Profile for free at www.genekeys.com and follow my blog for insights.

In 2017 we are running three very exciting shamanic events with Birds of Prey, Horses and Bees with an central theme of uniting the Head and the Heart. Check out the courses page of the web site for more information and to book your place

Gong Sound Baths are a supremely good way of developing the Lunar/Solar Mind in balance. The Deepsong Gong Collective have regular events in Hebden Bridge, Preston, Shipley, Edinburgh and Dent. Check out http://www.deepsong.org  for more info.

Yellow Galactic Sun – A New 820 Cycle Begins

Friday 4th November a new 820 day cycle begins. It will begin a two and a half year powerful transmission of Galactic Solar energies. According to science at least Nine healing frequencies are channeled to Earth through sun light. My feeling is that we will be receiving even more beautiful light frequencies in this period. Lets soak it all up. There will be an increase in frequency transmissions from Sirius, Alcyone and other star systems which will enhance our unity consciousness and desire to take care of Earth. Let our prayers be heard in the deepest part of the Universe for the Dakota at Standing Rock and all others in the world standing strong to protect the Earth.

The image and song below is one of a whole selection of images, songs, healing potions and raw food recipes which has been created as a ‘Galactivation’ USB card by Victoria Sinclair and friends to raise money for indigenous teachers to come to Manchester in 2017. Energetically Manchester is important as the industrial revolution started in this area and we feel an important role as shamans in the unfolding spiritual revolution. We want to listen and put into practice what the Indigenous Elders of the Earth have to share with us. Please support us by purchasing a USB card for £23 all of which goes to the fund. Its very useful if you blog or create events and need music and images and makes a unique gift. Email me at astroalison@gmail.com and I can send you one by post.

Its the perfect time of year to treat yourself or a loved one to an Astrology Reading bringing upliftment and inspiration for the year ahead. An astrology reading is not just for Christmas Click here to find out more 

Deja Dova – Footsteps in the Stars


Preservation of the Goddess Asteroid Archetypes and the Gene Keys


Goddess uncovered in Turkey
Goddess uncovered in Turkey

Recently I have been exploring my Hologenetic Profile and also the profile for the birth of the School of Astro-shamanism in 2016. I was delighted to find that three of the Gene Keys are the same for both profiles. This article will explore Gene Key 32.

Every Gene Key, of which there are 64 relating to the i-Ching and DNA structure, has a shadow, a gift and a siddhi. The siddhi is the ‘essence’ and the highest expression of the gift. Gene Key 32 is as follows:

Siddhi: Veneration

Gift: Preservation

Shadow: Failure

This got me thinking about my extraordinary journey with the Goddess Asteroids, which has been a connection to the purest archetypes of the Divine Feminine. The veneration of these ancient archetypes is a core part of the healing needed to reintegrate the Divine Feminine and Masculine.

In my early thirties I came to read a book called ‘Inanna: Lady of the Largest Heart’ by Betty De Shong Meador. This precious book is a decoding of the poetry of the Sumerian High Priestess Enhedhuanna uncovered on stone tablets in present day Iraq. The poems are beautiful and the passion of Enhedhuanna captured my imagination and my heart. That she came from what is today an area known for the oppression of women made it all the more important to me to remember Enhedhuanna as a powerful woman. I was astounded around one year later on a visit to the Space Museum in the UK to find her also listed as the oldest known (6000BC) and only female astronomer of note.

The Goddess Asteroids were named after the Roman Goddesses. There are of course influences from other cultures such as Greek, Egypt, Native American, African and Celtic which have been part of my growing love of the deep complexities, wisdom and wholeness of the Goddess.

Recently the above figure was uncovered in Turkey. This seemed deeply symbolic of the uncovering of the layer upon layer of what and who the Goddess actually is. The word veneration comes from the word Venus and it relates to a deep and heart felt appreciation of beauty.

There have been women throughout history who have played and still play this role of preserving and venerating history. Buffy Saint-Marie did it for the Native Americans, Mari Boine for the Sami of Sweden. I’m just a small cog in a global wheel with my love of The Goddess Asteroids and their universal, cosmic ‘her-story’. I’m very happy to have been born with this purpose to celebrate the sacred history of women.

You can get your free Hologenetic Profile from http://www.genekeys.com and follow my blog for insights into the keys I uncover related to the Goddess Asteroids.