Friday, 16 November 2018
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Tuesday, 6 November 2018
|'The Lovers' Soul Collage © card by RavenArt|
|Self Healing SoulCollage © card by RavenArt|
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
I will stop by later to go into more detail - but here's the essence:
What I am seeking is seeking me Rumi
Monday, 8 October 2018
Today's the New Moon 🌙 in Libra brings us into a new energy cycle, and this one packs quite a wallop! Tension with both Saturn (karmic lessons) and Pluto (power, control, destruction- reconstruction ) means some powerful emotional shifts are heading our way. And with the focus on both Venus and the sign of Libra - personal relationships are in the spotlight!
A key factor is the Pluto effect - we must either suffer or transform! This is not easy energy- you’ve got to lean into it! If you are reacting to or clinging onto the old rules of engagement (control dramas - power over- victim mentality) - eventually you may come face to face with your own shadow!
A New Moon is an alchemical moment, with the energies of the Sun and the Moon mix together in a sacred marriage (conjunctio). This creates a seed time - where our intentions create our future potential. Although New Moons usually set in motion a new cycle - this one begins by having us revisiting the past. Old friends or lovers may turn up in our dreams or in actuality. Venus is seeking repair of past injuries, disappointments or lost dreams. Its time to wipe the slate clean and begin again.
Part of that process is giving them a voice. It might feel overwhelming- for both men and women- to hold a space for the female rage that is currently being triggered. It takes deep listening to stay present when someone is in pain. As Scorpio activates life or death struggles, power and control dramas and issues around sexual intimacy, Pluto in Capricorn puts pressure on the statusquo, which then boomerangs back onto dear Venus. Victim blaming is part of that energy.
In the meantime, wherever Pluto sits in our chart will show us where we may have issues with power and control- and Capricorn speaks to status and authority systems. The old (patriarchal) order is fighting hard to maintain the status quo. As the battle of the sexes (Venus square Mars) plays out in global consciousness, it can potentially mirror/trigger our own personal traumas. Please take care of yourself and get support if this is bringing up difficult memories.
Ultimately, Venus in Scorpio is about deep soul union. It’s about connection. The Venus retrograde will turn us back on ourself to help us remove whatever blockages have caused us to forget that our true nature is love. This New Moon will activate the process. As Venus leads us down and through areas that need healing/releasing - she will also help us move on from past issues that keep us stuck. Its about discovering and knowing our true value - which is love.
An excerpt from "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran
And with a great voice he said:
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.
Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest
branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them
in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant:
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire,
that you may become sacred bread for God`s sacred feast.
that you may know the secrets of your heart,
and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life`s heart.
love`s peace and love`s pleasure,
Then it is better for you
that you cover your nakedness and
pass out of love`s threshing floor,
Into the seasonless world where you
shall laugh, but not all of your laughter,
and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed:
For love is sufficient unto love.
"God is in my heart," but rather,
"I am in the heart of God."
And think not you can direct the course
of love, for love, if it finds you worthy,
directs your course.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart
and give thanks for another day of loving:
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love`s ecstasy:
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in you heart
and a song of praise upon you lips.
Saturday, 22 September 2018
The autumn equinox will happen today (Saturday Sept 22nd) at 9:54 PM Eastern time/2:54 AM Sunday 23rd UT.
I think most people know that Equinox means equal day - equal night. If you didn’t, now you do ! But what you may not know is that western astrology is dependant on the moment when the sun aligns with the equator. The zodiac begins the sign of Aries with this occurrence in the spring - and the second half (Life bra) begins similarly in autumn. That is why the date of the first day of spring and fall can change from year to year, because it’s not about the specific day, as it is about the sun’ s exact position relative to the earth.
“The September equinox is the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. Due to differences between the calendar year and the tropical year, the September equinox can occur at any time from the 21st to the 24th day of September.Wikipedia
Originally the constellations lined up with each of the signs (sort of) but due to earths wobble, these have shifted in relation to the earth, so we rely on the equinoxes for the timing of the zodiac wheel.
I bet you will sleep better knowing that fact 😉
Anyway- Autumn is about to begin. I love this time of year, with the crisp air, the golden leaves, the cooler nights. It’s the time of harvest and gathering as we prepare for the coming cold. We’ve had snow already where I live - I’m hoping we’ll still get a beautiful warm October as we often do.
I find myself thinking about harmony and balance and the highly polarized atmosphere the world seems to be in at this time.
One of the things that is interesting when doing people’s charts, is that there are always very opposite qualities in most people. So you may have a part of you that’s very outgoing, gregarious, cheery, and another part that’s more inward, hermit-like and shy.
Or, some people may see you as a strong independent leader, while you yourself bemoan the fact that you can’t make up your mind about things.
We all have these opposites in us - of Yin and Yang, masculine/feminine, light and dark. Part of an astrology reading is to look at the polarities and see how and where they can be integrated to create a more balanced whole.
This is definitely a theme right now as we move into the sign of Libra, who’s symbol is the scales. The word Libra is contained in equilibrium.
Venus is soon turning retrograde, so we’ll have plenty of time to reflect on our relationships and our inter connections with others, as well as how in or out of balance we feel. Do you find yourself giving too much to others, or too little? Are you caught up work or in so many social activities that you have little time for yourself, or do you wish you could get out more?
The Full Moon on Monday is in the fiery sign of Aries, which is all about initiative and independence and doing things for ourselves.
Libra is more codependent and attached to others.
We’ll have plenty of chances to look at our relationships and try and find ways to balance out opposites, while we work on finding middleground.
Like a pendulum swinging from one extreme to another, sometimes we have to swing towards something that seems at odds with our own values. In doing so, we may gain empathy and understanding of a different point of view. The trick is to not compromise your own self in the process. That requires having a strong sense of self. The North Node/Destiny Point in Leo says Amen to that! 🙏🏻
At this Equinox moment, may you find the Beauty, Harmony and Peace that you seek. And remember, everything that you’re looking for - is already inside of you.