Ann Carton 
Writer, Artist, Poet, Channel
I speak for the Sea.

Messages from the world of Nature

HAPPY SOLSTICE/YULE/CHRISTMAS!


Faery presences by the river Kennet at Avebury on 21 December 2016

  

How are you feeling on this Winter Solstice? The window usually lasts 5 days: 19-23 December this year, I feel.   On 21 December, Winter Solstice exact, I went with a friend

 to 5 places, including Avebury.   5 = change and transformation energies- and I could

not stop talking about the past!  Usually I stay in this moment of now, for this is all there is; the looking-back was necessary though, and all part of the process.  This was a final releasing and purging of the old ways, before we step into a 1 year of new beginnings: 

2017 = 1.  2016 = 9. During this year, we have completed a long sequence during which we balanced our inner divine masculine and divine feminine, when we were tested to the limit, till we finally had to let go of control.  We're being guided to see our own wholeness. Love and blessings to all xx.

1 December 2016

Well, December 2016 already!  You will have noticed that I don't post all the time. I am finding the solar light energies coming to the planet very powerful, and that means more time walking in nature, doing creative work (which includes working on book 3: Gateways), and RESTING!

I've almost finished the first edit of Gateways, in the trilogy Temple of the Sun and Moon.

So that is why I haven't been posting.  


I don't know about you, but I find I cannot tolerate too much electromagnetic energy and wifi, particularly as I become more and more sensitive.  We are all transforming, and remembering why we came here to the Earth, and it is wonderful, so exciting and empowering!  We are divine beings of Light.


Blessings to you all on the first day of December, just after the Sagittarius New Moon (which knocked me out!). zzzzzzzzzzzz from me for now xx.


 

08:08 Gate and Lion's Gate Portal 26 July to 8 August 2016

The Mayan New Year begins on 26 July, as does the Lion's Gate Portal.  This is a powerful gateway of change as the New Year begins, and the ancient Egyptians knew it as the period of the flooding of the Nile, a time of great abundance.    Powerful Light Codes from the constellation Leo come to Earth via the Sun, says Cayelin Castell in her Celestial Timings website, and I had to rest more in order to open up to those amazing Light Codes.  


I also recommend Pantherjim1995 for his insights on the coming eclipses:  Lunar eclipse/Aquarius Full Moon of 18 August, and 2 weeks later, solar eclipse/New Moon in Virgo of 1 September.  There's a third: lunar eclipse/Full Moon in Pisces on 16 September.  We can look forward to enormous, positive changes in our lives through these eclipses.


I'm writing a 3rd book in a series, and have not been into this website very much.  Apologies!  However, I have also been having problems with the editing tool, which has vanished, so I cannot edit the text.  Perhaps this is about accepting things as they are, and not trying to change anything;  just to accept what is.  


I've finished book 2, Temples, in the series of 3, and have some available for purchase.  Now I'm on  book 3, GATEWAYS.  I would normally have a break after finishing a book, or even a holiday by now.  Instead I have to press on, but it is such joy writing book 3, GATEWAYS, in the TEMPLE OF THE SUN AND MOON series that, when I am in it, I am in bliss.  I am writing about mountains, forests, and lakes, and I long to be there.  I am there in spirit, and I reach out to touch the forests, and they embrace me in their green foliage.  Love to all xxx.

Heart message for 4 July 2016 New Moon in Cancer

Cancer New Moon of 4 July 2016


"I am your heart, and I give you this advice: let yourself go. Let all fall away, and allow yourself to come to rest, like a butterfly on a flower. Inhale the beautiful fragrance of this flower, and enjoy the moment. Love is all around you, and you are nourished by spirit even when you think not".


Happy Solstice everyone!  I'm sorry, I haven't been able to access the website for a while now, and yet tonight suddenly I'M IN!!  No problems at all.  There are times when we just need to switch off from trying to do everything, and I think I have been in that space since the last post in.... er.... February!  The only thing now is, I don't see the bar which allows me to edit the text.  Hmmm?  Where's it gone?  AND WHAT is all this telling me?


My Heart has been advising me to wait, and to keep building my energies as part of a strengthening process.  So, hence the silence.  You must think I don't bother with this website? Well I DO!!


I've just finished an inspiring book by Melvyn Bragg about the Peasants' Revolt which occurred in England in June 1381, and it's no coincidence that I was reading it in the month of JUNE.  The book title is also relevant:  NOW IS THE TIME.  This is a quote from a speech by John Ball, a priest who was one of the leaders, along with Wat Tyler.  Their protest was against  unjust laws and crippling taxation, and the whole country rose in support against the greedy aristocracy.


Right now, as the people of France rise up against the unjust changes to their labour laws, I am reminded of what I have recently read.  It all ended badly in 1381, of course, when the King and his lords trapped the rebels, and killed Wat Tyler; later  King Richard II went back on his promises to the rebels - forgiveness and pardons, and an agreement to all their terms - and later pursued a policy of relentless revenge, advised by his devious counsellors.   


However, in June 2016 our revolution is spiritual, is of the energy field.  I choose to see the theme of NOW IS THE TIME as limitlessness.  We are all divine beings.   May you rise up (as a Lightbeing) and become all that you can be, and deserve to be!   With love xx.



On 8 February 2016, Happy Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Monkey!  I spent today in London, where the weather was wild and windy and wet, yet it was wonderful too.  I am writing book 2 of the Temple of the Sun and Moon trilogy right now, so I haven't been posting very much.  Love to all xxx.

The pineapple represents the pineal gland which is opening up within us all, bringing back our dormant powers; it also carries the energy of the spiral.  All life moves in spirals:  from our DNA to galaxies.


This building is in Portland Place, close to Regent's Park; the weather was a little too wild and windy to walk there, so I went to St Paul's Cathedral next.

On top of each of the towers there is a similar pineapple.


In a ruined church around the corner from St Paul's underground station, I photographed a huge pineapple in the grounds; that  church was  designed by the same architect who designed St Paul's: Christopher Wren.  


The pineal gland holds so much promise for the infinite Beings that we all are.  

 

With love on the Aquarius New Moon.  May it bring you inspirational awakening xx.  

EXPANDING THE AURA

Hi, how are you? I'm sorry it's been a  loooong time since I posted. I've been busy with other social media, writing a book, and taking time out (well it is summer!).  I also found that I was very tired around the 08:08:08 Gateway, plus before it and after it! Today I am just going with the flow, and the following came to me:


Think about space. How far does your own space extend? Is it miraculously big, or has it shrunk at all? If so, let yourself dream it bigger, create it bigger, envision it bigger.

The bigger your aura, the more you can create in the world. Check your aura now. Has it splintered off? Then smooth and shimmer it into softness again. Is it glowing with colours? What colours are they? (Mine were pink, beige, neutral colours! I had been disappearing). OK then, how to magnify your aura into a blossoming, blooming space of sparkling joy and aliveness? Create it as yellow, cream and vanilla! Now it sings! You get the picture? Great. Now for some fun. Imagine yourself in that special forest which draws you onward, with mountains not too far away from you. You are in a safe space to create.

Now, enlarge your aura as big as the planet. You can do it; it is quite safe. Now the Galaxy. Now the Universe. And gradually, slowly, pull back your aura till it fits your safe living space, the entire flat. And now the room you inhabit right now. You have pulled back your aura to a comfortable space.

How do you feel? I feel a new softness all around me, like vanilla icecream, and a more relaxed state.


Aquarius/Pisces New Moon, 18 February 2015

The astrologer Kelley Rosano says of this New Moon:

"What are you completing?  What are you beginning?  Where do you shine the brightest? Make that leap of faith.  Take a chance. What would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?".   Well?

New Moons are 3-day windows, as you know.  On the day before the first day of this New Moon, I had to change all the passwords and numbers in my life, due to an on-line fiasco.

And today, I am filled with optimism for life and all that it can show me.  I have stepped through a Gateway!

I had several days in Cornwall recently; the result of a deep craving for the sea and sand. Here's the mystical St Michael's Mount seen from Penzance, looking like a distant mirage, or a knight's castle from a faery tale.



November 2014

Apologies there are no recent blogs, but my energy seemed to be otherwise occupied, so I didn't try writing about anything when my heart wasn't in it.    During October and November a very deep process has been going on for us all, an intense releasing and purging prior to December, and I look forward to a beautiful 2015 for us all.

On 31 October, Hallowe'en/Samhain I went to Luzern in Switzerland for two days to celebrate the portal between the dimensions; and  the following day, All Saints, is a holiday in Switzerland.  I flew to Basel, as it is a portal/gateway too, sitting as it does on the borders of three countries.

Thank goodness it is 1 December tomorrow, and hopefully we have moved through the entire letting-go process now!    Love and blessings to all xxx. Annie.

SUMMER SOLSTICE WINDOW 2014

 

Happy Solstice!  I experienced the Summer Solstice as a 7-day window this year, which began on 18 June and ended on 24 June (St John the Baptist's feastday and a Festival of Light).  I  was led to 13 different Temples in the landscape during the 7 days.  (My book, Temple of the Sun and Moon: The Water Speaks, was finally published on Kindle on 17 June!).


The Iron Age fort of Maiden Castle in Dorset (which also had a Roman temple on its top at one time), was enchanting.  The 7 days were magical, with blue skies and hot sunshine from dawn to dusk, which I'm sure we all experienced with intense gratitude!   At Maiden Castle  I tuned-in to the ancient ones, and they advised me to be open to new opportunities coming to me!


I was most conscious of the voices of the sheep,  so different from each other in tone, and I listened as mothers and children called to each other.  Each one of them is as unique as we are.  I experienced them as powerful beings, watching over the landscape.  They deserve our respect and love; they have every right to be here, just as much as we do, and to live peaceful and fulfilled lives.


The Iron Age hillfort of  Maiden Castle, watched over by the resident  flock of sheep, one of whom is pictured here - looking suitably sphynx-like.

Annie's Blog

THE VOID   

As we approach the Summer Solstice, I finally uploaded the 5th edit of the Temple book for Kindle.  As I had to redo it so many times  - FIVE, a special number for me - I grew to be comfortable with the process, and knew that for the remaining 6 smaller books, it would be that much easier!  It will be ready in 48 hours, so will be available certainly by 20 June, and another 24 hours for inside pages to be available for viewing.

Yesterday was difficult for me.  Feelings of loss and overwhelm, and being in the void.  Then I looked up www.aquariuspapers.com astrology site, one of my favourites, and there was an article which returned me to my sense of peace. It spoke of us being in the space between the death of the old, and the birth of the new, and going deep within to understand what this particular ending is about.  As Robert Wilkinson says, "Forced to confront various life voids, and learning to hold the empty space, to get a better sense of our magnetic roots to the source of life".  Thank you Robert, those words gave me such comfort!

And today was so much sweeter....

I hope these words lift you too.  Blessings, Annie x.






AMPHORAE 2, glass painting.  Ann Carton


SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON


I felt the need to go to sacred sites over the 3 days of this Full Moon window, so I went to Avebury, and Lacock Abbey gardens.  I woke up at 4am on Thursday morning, 12 June, and saw this lovely halo around the moon.  The other mornings I was woken by the birds singing at 5.15!  So today, Friday 13 June, and FM exact, I was too exhausted to go anywhere.

At Avebury I walked down the ceremonial Avenue of stones, and  I did feel a sense of ceremony, that some tremendous shift was happening.  There were many golden-brown and green beetles flying around me, and when I returned home, there was one on my bed!  The scarab, symbol of death and rebirth. The old life is definitely gone.  I feel quite lost at the moment, as if my heart were on the outside of me, and

very, very sensitive to everything, particularly if anyone  acts unkindly or thoughtlessly towards the world of nature.  This has been causing me great distress.  Anyway, the day at Avebury certainly helped!  Perhaps you have been feeling the same?


HI, IT'S THE 06:06 GATEWAY:   another energy Gateway to move through.  If you've been feeling exhausted all week, or for the past few weeks, then you're defo not alone.

(I felt too tired to do a blog around the  28 May Gemini New Moon, and my neck (the past!) gave me some problems for a short while, as I was too much at the computer, editing my book for Kindle.   It's still not ready ... everything in good time, or divine timing!

We're all experiencing heightened sensitivity, grief, and a sense of loss and overwhelm  now.

This is partly due to  Saturn in Scorpio (Molly Hall astrology says that Saturn is in Scorpio from 

October 2012 - 24 December 2014), plus Saturn and Jupiter  are forming a grand water trine with Chiron, the wounded healer, for all of June (!!), says Kelley Rosano, astrologer.

This is bringing up all our issues, and anything that needs releasing has to go.


Things I see in the world are distressing me, and to deal with this I have to exercise 

daily, and walk in nature daily too, just to stay on top of things.  I hope these few words help you in these transformational times.

Love and blessings, Annie xx.

05:05 Gateway 

Hi, and welcome to my blog!  Thanks for reading, and comments are welcome.

Today is 5 May, another double-number Energy Gateway, and you're probably feeling a lot of cleansing and clearing going on, as we release anything that holds us back from being all that we can be.  We are preparing to step into our new selves.  I felt a big release in the early hours of this morning, and now I am just buzzing with energy!  I hope you are too.  

We are all here for a purpose.  Time to remember it, and live it.

Blessings, Annie.