The third aspect of the divine masculine is the sage, the representative of human energy past its physical zenith and that which was once out ward but has now turned inward. He is self-reflection, experiential wisdom, and spiritual power. The sage has prophetic abilities and offers sound counsel. He presides over the rites, rituals, and ceremonies marking the passage of time and the seasons of life
The sage is the keeper of the Wheel of the Year, he knows what to do and when to do it. He is the weaver of stories with each of us, and the ability to see through false facades and fakery. He is our ability to look inward as we learn our own deepest secrets of the magical path. He doesn’t move to the beat of earthly existence but to the rhythms of spirit and intuition. He has no timeframe limiting his actions and tasks as life is a journey, not the destination.
On the dark side if we hold on to the internal sage energies, he is consciousness expanding beyond any real value. The inability to protect ourselves in the face of reality. He is also that aspect of self that dwells too long in the past, unable to learn and move forward.
The names the sage is known by include: Woden, Dagda, Arawn, Lugh, Osiris, Pluto, Saturn, Oghma, Kronos, Hades, Anubis and Set.
Correspondences of the Sage
Solar Phase: Waning sun
Colours: Violet and black
Sabbat: Winter Solstice/ Yule
Incense: White sage
Essential oils: Sage, pine, and lotus
Herbs: Holly, mistletoe, and pine
Chakra: Crown chakra
Blessings in love and light