Why Women Die

Artist Karol Bak

Today a White House staffer resigned due to allegations of domestic violence by two ( yes, you read that right), two of his ex-wives. These allegations included photos. The response from General Kelly regarding the staffer was that “ he is a man of integrity, and a good friend.” Others, including Senator Orrin Hatch, who the staffer also worked for, encouraged the staffer “ to stay and fight” these allegations. This attitude of denial about domestic violence is why so many women die at the hands of intimate partners. Let’s look at some statistics, shall we?

From the NCADV, ( National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) “in the U.S, 20 people are abused by intimate partners EVERY MINUTE. There are more than 10 million abuse victims annually. 1 in 3 women have been physically abused by an intimate partner. 1 in 5 have been severely physically abused. 1 in 7 women have been stalked. On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 20,000 calls.”

1 in 3 female murder victims are killed by intimate partners. 19.3 million women have been stalked. These statistics are staggering. Unfortunately, the response we see across the board from men like those in the White House is always the same. Denial. Minimizing. Victim blaming. Blatant lying. Cover-ups. Let’s face it, the current President has allegations of sexual assault made against him by 19 different women, while openly bragging he can grab women by the pussy. And people still voted for him.

I have made no secret about being a survivor of domestic violence. Severe domestic violence. And you know what I heard from customers in our restaurants who knew nothing about what was going on in private? “ Oh, your husband is so charming “, or, “ you are so lucky to be married to a man like that”. People see what they want to see. The culture of patriarchy and misogyny that we live in makes it easy for men like this to get away with being violent bastards behind closed doors. Almost every survivor I know has heard the same things about her offender. It hurts.

Domestic violence crosses all communities, religions, and races. People may wonder why women don’t speak out. We do. 20,000 calls a day to hotlines is speaking out. Women tell friends, family members, therapists, and the police. They get restraining orders. They report stalking. So often, all of this ends in tragedy. Why? Because this has never been seen as the blight on humanity that it is. Women are just not valued as much as men. If men were being treated this way, it would be stopped.

I found the news today to be disgusting. The response from Kelly was appalling. Typical, but appalling. This, right here, is why women die at the hands of intimate partners. What has to happen to us for us to be believed? Believed about being raped, molested, beaten, emotionally abused, bullied, intimidated? Short of filming it as it’s happening, what proofs can we offer to a culture that doesn’t believe us, or if they do, doesn’t care enough to enact laws to protect us?

I say, it’s time for this to end. I say that those of us who have survived this are fucking miracles. I’m lucky to be alive. I made it out. For all of those who have, own your courage. You know what it took to escape, and then, to heal. For those of you still in it, don’t ever give up. Tell someone. Keep going. Many of us made it, you can, too. I send love and light to all of us, millions of us, over decades of this. Centuries, really. We are fierce. And to the deniers and enablers, the perpetrators of violence, we’re coming for you. Our voices will not be silenced. Your time is over. Your Karma is catching up with you. I have two words for you. Fuck. You. ( Namaste). Judith

New Arrivals

Citrine Sentinels

Quartz Sphere

Citrine

Smokey Quartz/Citrine Elestial

This week I received over 120 stones from a private collector, who has decided to liquidate his collection. A few of these are on consignment, which means I will be selling them for him. ( The large ones). These are the Citrine Sentinels, and the huge Smokey Quartz/Citrine Elestial. The Citrine Sentinels are from Brazil, and are spectacular. All of the stones were purchased from me, going back over a decade. These huge ones are so rare, almost impossible to find anymore. The largest Citrine is 94 lbs, the center one in the photo of the three on the parsons table. Incredible golden color and light. The one on the left is about 50 lbs, the one on the right, about 60 lbs. The huge Smokey Quartz Elestial is half Smokey Quartz and half Citrine, a type of Elestial called a Hopper formation, with deep triangles carved into it by Earth Mother. That one is about 100 lbs. Phenomenal. Anyone interested in these can call me about prices, and how to pay the individual who owns them. They can be seen in person here, or I would be happy to send more photos.

I will be listing the others on my website over the next few weeks. They are not on consignment, so can be purchased from me. There is so much to list, large Obsidian Spheres, Quartz Spheres, Rutilated Quartz, Fluorite, more Citrine Points, Pyrite, Petrified Wood, Amethyst, so, so much. Again, these specimens are the best of the best. These beings are eager to move on to their destiny, and to support and help with our healing. They are truly amazing. I have my work cut out for me. Keep checking my website for them under New Arrivals. Blessings, Judith

The Monthly Forecast For February

This month is interesting, given that there will be no Full Moon, only a New Moon, due to the 2 Full Moons in January, the last one being on the 31st. Since February only has 28 days, we miss the next Full Moon by one day. It will fall on March 1st. February starts off with the Moon in Leo on 2/1, forming a Trine to Uranus in Aries. I think we can expect the unexpected, with sudden, unforeseen events unfolding. The Moon, which rules the subconscious mind and emotions, then moves into Virgo, the analyst, in the early evening. Here, it squares Mars, and trines Saturn. Expect heated debates, conflict over details, and then a calming, stabilizing energy.

On 2/4, the Moon in Libra trines the Aquarius Sun, bringing balance, fairness, and justice. Libra represents Sacred Law, so this is a good day for intention work around Divine Justice, or Divine Restoration. A good affirmation would be:” All That is mine by Divine right is now restored to me. Divine Justice aspects all areas of my life, and I am protected and blessed in all my endeavors. Everything that is mine is now returned to me, under grace, in perfect ways.”

On 2/7, the Moon in Scorpio conjuncts Jupiter, the planet of faith, hope, and optimism. Everything feels possible. At the same time, it makes a sextile to Pluto, the alchemist. This is a great time to remember that it’s a magical universe. Embrace the possibilities.

2/12 is wonderful, with the Moon in Capricorn forming positive aspects to Pluto, Jupiter, and Neptune. Dream big.

The Solar Eclipse and New Moon on 2/15 is a powerhouse. The Sun and Moon will be at 27 degrees of Aquarius, with both Mercury and the Moon sextiling Uranus. Wow. Freedom from old patterns and beliefs. Change. A new path, a new direction. This is beautiful. The 17th is also very good.

The Sun enters Pisces on the 18th. 2/20 and 2/21 are also very positive. I would avoid making important decisions on 2/23, a day of confusing, mixed messages. The 25th is also very positive.

February looks to be an eventful month, and a very high vibrational month. Remember, the planets incline, they do not compel. We can take advantage of positive influences, and minimize the negative ones. That’s the whole purpose to looking at the Forecast. It’s meant to be empowering. I hope it’s helpful. Blessings, Judith