When we start asking questions / instead of trying to have all the answers about how life works - we really can expand our reality exponentially.
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Scorpio can represent death and loss - as well as rebirth. Both Taurus (Sun) and Moon (Scorpio) are telling us we need to build our inner resources to fortify ourselves against unexpected events and things that seem out of our control. The sign of the Phoenix/ Eagle/ Scorpion is a survivor, and triggers our survival instincts to get us through what may seem like surmountable obstacles.
Some consider Scorpio the most powerful sign in the zodiac because it rules sex and death. When we risk the safety and security of Sun in Taurus (opposite) to join up with others in some way, there's an edginess that comes with stepping outside our private world. Sexuality is where we explore and risk all - although there are many ways our trust in other people gets tested now - such as business partnerships, family resources etc
There's a tendency to feel more paranoid or self protective than usual - our spidey sense go into high gear as things change and morph in ways we cannot control.
If its a relationship issue or a project you are trying to get going, we can use this Scorpio energy to push through obstacles and Mercury/ Uranus to expand our vision. . Add both together we get laser beam vision - like a heat seeking missile seeking out its target.
Just remember your thoughts are powerful, and our ability to manifest under this Full Moon energy is very strong. We are planting seeds for the future.
Be careful what you wish for!
"Whatever you think you can, or think you can't, you're probably right!" (Henry Ford)
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Today's New Moon in Taurus is all about planting seeds of intention in fertile soil.The fire and initiative of Aries has warmed the earth for planting - now we get to make a fresh start.
Taurus - an earth sign - can help to feel more solid, grounded and connected to our senses that link us to each other, to what we value - to Mother Earth - and - most importantly - to our own self worth.
It's time to focus on what we want to see grow and flourish in our lives.
For some, this New Moon brings a feeling of personal redemption and healing - after a dark night of the soul moment (or a few of them ) resulting from Venus recent meetup with Chiron (see last few posts)
The planet of love, and ruler of this New Moon, is now in the last degrees of Pisces - and after a long downward journey into some dark places, she is reemerging into the light, and bringing us with her.
If you have been suffering through weeks of gut wrenching emotions - (Venus/Chiron/Saturn in Pisces) - hopefully this will mark a turning point.
Around a year ago we entered a series of eclipses in Pisces and Virgo - which began a long process of death/endings/release - and that particular cycle is finally winding down.
I just watched the film 'Arrival' - and had a powerful healing epiphany around love, loss and letting go.
The basic message I took from it : Nothing really ends - because everything just 'is' .
Hehe - these days you just never know.
The usual hijinks of trickster Mercury in retrograde motion have been even more disruptive than usual, as the planet of communication bumps into Uranus and Eris - the unsettling duo responsible for a lot of the crazy that's going on right now.
It is highly prudent to take advantage of this grounding moment to bend down and kiss the earth - and make a promise - an intention - to not only love yourself more than you ever have - but to love each other, and to love this earth. She needs it, we need it. I need it . You need it!
Saturday, 15 April 2017
I am sure you all know by now about ancient origins of Easter: Ēostre or Ostara : Goddess of Spring associated with eggs and hares and symbols of fertility.
Ostara, Eástre seems therefore to have been the divinity of the radiant dawn, of upspringing light, a spectacle that brings joy and blessing, whose meaning could be easily adapted by the resurrection-day of the Christian's God. Bonfires were lighted at Easter and according to popular belief of long standing, the moment the sun rises on Easter Sunday morning, he gives three joyful leaps, he dances for joy ... Water drawn on the Easter morning is, like that at Christmas, holy and healing ... here also heathen notions seems to have grafted themselves on great Christian festivals. Maidens clothed in white, who at Easter, at the season of returning spring, show themselves in clefts of the rock and on mountains, are suggestive of the ancient goddess. Wikepedia
|By Maggie Bevan|
There is another story that fits the Easter theme of death and resurrection which is emphasised by today's big event : VENUS TURNS DIRECT - after six weeks travelling backward from Aries into Pisces. Before passing behind the Sun on March 25th, Venus was seen as the evening star just after sunset. She is now moving into her new position, sparkling in the early morning sky.
I've written a fair bit recently about this powerful healing moment - as Venus (planet of love and beauty) - meets Chiron (Wounded Healer) in the sign of the Soul (Pisces). This journey has activated the archetypes of wounding, loss and redemption (Chiron); coming face to face with our shadow, our lost parts, surrendering our ego (false self) to return healed and renewed by universal love (Venus in Pisces).
Inanna, Queen of Heaven, was also also known as Ishtar, the Sumerian Goddess of love, beauty, sexual desire, and fertility, and was considered the Mother of Humanity. The story is about her dark descent into the underworld, where she was stripped bare of all she had and knew, and hung as a corpse on a meat hook for three days and three nights. This story is seen by some as symbolising the shift from the matriarchy to patriarchy, where all yin/feminine soul qualities were dismissed, denigrated, destroyed to make way for dominance, power and greed.
As we celebrate (and eat) symbols of life, fertility and rebirth, we are reminded that after the death of winter comes the renewal of spring. 'Christ' means 'Light' - Easter is about the Return/Rebirth/Resurrection of the Light - and Venus/Pisces/ Chiron marks the return of true love after a long dark night of the soul. It is time to be reborn.
This message of hope comes in the midst of increasing confusion and darkness, where everything seems to be getting worse and worse. Last Tuesdays Full Moon brought these themes up to the surface. We are in a kind of purge, a healing crisis, a necessary descent that is stripping us to our very core. Yet the key message is that change is possible, healing is possible. It may take some work and some facing of ourselves (Saturn), but we can do it. We have to do it, if we want to see a shift in our lives and in our world. We are facing our dark side, as Inanna had to face hers.
Yet there is hope: Venus message is that, even in our darkest hour, the light of pure love is always shining. We just have to turn within to see it.
On March 25th Venus' conjunction to the Sun marked the fifth point of the five pointed star/flower of life formation created by Venus orbit in relation to the earth, and today she begins her forward motion around the Sun. Tomorrow morning if you rise early enough you will see her twinkling on the horizon, bringing blessings and a healing balm to release us from our separation and suffering. Venus in Pisces is the universal love that will free us.
So - there is something to celebrate (love), something to surrender (ego), and, as always, much to learn.
Venus, the sacred feminine - the Love that has been long buried or denied - can now rise and shine. She is the heart. She is the earth. She is the soul. It's time to bless her, receive her, honour her. And in so doing honour your own soul self.
You know you want to.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Yesterday 's powerful Full Moon in Libra is still rippling out into the stratosphere, bringing a sense of urgency and expansion to an already loaded atmosphere. Despite a strong pressure to act/react, we are being pushed back in on ourselves by several retrograde planets. They're saying that before we can change the world, we have to change ourselves (hmm where have we heard that before?). It's time for an Inner Revolution.
Libra's ruling planet (Venus) has traveled back into peace loving Pisces, where it now joins Chiron the wounded healer. The message is that Love really IS the answer.
I thought I'd use some recently made SoulCollage® tarot cards (part of Stephanie Anderson Ladd's online FB course "SoulCollage® Tarot Journey') to illustrate the energies involved. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
We begin with wild, radical, freedom seeking warrior energy (Sun Uranus Eris in Aries).
|Wheel of Fortune: (Leo (Lion)- Courage, Scorpio (Eagle)depth of Vision, Mountain Goat (Capricorn) Perseverance.|
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.” Kalhil Gibran, The Prophet
Allow the healing energies of Venus/Chiron to sooth you and heal you and help you let go of the past.
Who knows what possibilities lay in store for us?
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
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or - discovering that the love you've been seeking - was already inside of you.
Once in Pisces, Venus will meet up again with Chiron, the wounded Healer.
Chiron was a centaur in Greek mythology who was famous as a mentor/teacher for the Greek heroes like Hercules, Achilles etc. and known for his knowledge and skill with medicine, as well as his intelligence and peaceful nature (compared to the other, generally wild centaurs). Chiron was accidentally wounded and spent his life seeking a cure for the poison that was killing him. In the end, in an act of sacrifice, and to escape his endless suffering, Chiron exchanged his immortality for the life of Prometheus, who had been chained to a rock and left to die for stealing fire from the gods.
Chiron represents sacred justice and the healing of our hidden vulnerabilities and wounds, many of which were accumulated in childhood. In Pisces, Chiron points to a deep sense of loss and separation, from others, from source energy, from ourselves.
In association with Venus, Chiron represents an endless seeking for love, and the ensuing pain and disappointment that comes from seeking it in an imperfect world. Many would say - just accept the imperfections and get on with living - and in many ways that is good advice. Yet inside of us the longing remains.
Venus/Chiron in Pisces represents unconditional love, and points to our deep need for connection, and an ever present hope that it will be met somehow, someday. Saturn's shadow falling on on this dynamic can trigger negative expectations, a fear of of failure, bringing up disappointments, depression or false conclusions that "nothing will ever work out. "
Although Saturn can be a downer, it also points to the solution.
As Saturn (cause and effect) turns backward exactly on the Galactic Core (centre of our galaxy), it asks us to take responsibility for the life we lead and the love that we seek. Saturn in this sacred location is asking us to look into our very core for the answers. Again and again the message is given: 'Everything you are looking for is inside of you. ' 'Know thyself.' 'To thine own self be true.'
Look at a little child and tell me they don't innately embody pure love. Everyone is magnetically drawn to their innocence and purity ('yet ye be as little children...'). That used to be us! So how did we get so far away from that?
This is a golden opportunity to open our hearts and let love in. Venus and Chiron aligning together in Pisces can help us release the painful past so we can move toward a more fulfilling future. Perhaps that will come as an aha moment , or a turning point in a relationship. Some of us are learning to gracefully let go and move on, while others are moving into more authentic connections with others.
The key message is that we must first turn within to find the love we seek, and it is actually part of our life purpose to do so.
'As within so without'. Once we have filled our own cup, we will begin to find love everywhere we turn. And in fact the biggest blessing may be to discover that we are already blessed.
Venus in Pisces says that our inherent value is linked to a connection with something larger. Chiron brings healing to the parts of us that believe we are separate, or that we don't deserve love. Venus in Aries, which begins and ends this particular Venus cycle, tells us that finding a true self love is the beginning and the end of the story.
'Wherever I go, there I am.'
Venus in Aries can be very self centered, yet that in itself is not true self love. Narcissism is merely a mask and a charade to cover up deep feelings of low self worth.
Venus backward journey can represent a descent into the shadows, bringing us face to face with our pain and suffering as an important step in moving beyond old wounds. This is not always an easy journey, and there is a danger of getting stuck there. Don't despair. When Venus resurfaces on the other side of the Sun as the Morning Star, it represents a new start, where we get to discover, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, that we had the solution all along.
Home (and love) is where the heart is, and the heart is inside of us.
Just click your heels and say after me: