Luckily it takes around nine months to make a human being, so the Maiden can become used to the idea, and explore the journey to becoming the Mother. Hopefully she has lots of positive support and wise women around her, who have themselves made the transition courageously and hold no fear for her.
What of my career? You ask yourself; will I drown in washing and sleep deprivation and lack of mental stimulation? Probably (at some stage), is my answer; and along side that is the learning of the work - of Surrender. The journey into the abyss, the unknown, and where if life has supported you well up to now, until the revelation of this fact that you have another person growing inside of your womb, you may not have fully been aware that this journey was even possible to be on anyone's bucket list!
What do you mean, abyss, the unknown, darkness, the unknowing - ahem, that sounds a little weighty?
I had no idea what it meant when I discovered I was pregnant. Even though this child was very much wanted and was his fathers prompting, I still played out a program in my head of wondering if my partner would want me if I was indeed pregnant! My abandonment issues, until I was proved otherwise, here, I was deep in the abyss.
The not knowing prompts you to learn as much as you can about what this journey entails, and the challenge is, to find the right information for you to be able to make all the decisions on the way of the pregnancy and birthing options. This is the lead up to the responsibility of parenthood and all the decisions you will be called to make, and again, you are unaware really about how this might play out, as in most of life.
Stay with the unknown - trust, and find your way to connect to your inner wisdom and light - meditation, quiet walks in nature, cooking, reflection or journaling. Remembering that when you are in this unknowing, it is the perfect time to be guided by spirit. Don't let all the outside in so much, this takes you from the important work and practice of surrender.
The archetype of Neptune fits well here during this womb time of the goddess; the watery amniotic fluid, and the tumultuous tide of fear of it's depths. It is transcendent, subtle, an awakening. It's challenges are
Illusion, glamours, and false prophets. It's positives are consciousness, psychic ability (knowing), and reveals our true purpose.
This child brings you gifts (mother love - one you are yet to know until you gaze deeply into their eyes) and the learning of deep trust, take the step into the unknown and smile.
Kinesiologist, Birth Attendant who believes that living in harmony with the earth lies in conscious thinking, and living that philosophy daily makes for a sacred life. Paying attention to your inner world is essential to nurturing oneself and is just as valid as exploring and striving to understand the outer world.