Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Sun into Taurus 2013, 19th/20th April-21st May.

What an intense few weeks. We had the Sun and Mars (ruler of Aries) along with Mercury and Uranus moving through Aries together. Aries is cardinal fire so action oriented and spontaneous, sometimes aggressive, explosive and passionate. This last week has seen some shocking events, explosions, big earthquakes, intense solar activity, and a few firsts. Personally I experienced this Mars/Aries energy on a very physical level and last week was a very painful experience. I was exhausted and had inflammation in what felt like every muscle in my body, my limbs felt like they were being pulled from their joints and at one point it felt like my head would explode while my nerves felt like they were on fire. In medical astrology Mars/Aries rules inflammation, the muscles, the brain and head, the adrenals and energy, and Uranus rules nerve impulses. I am happy the Sun has moved into Taurus and all that fiery Aries/Mars energy has settled down. At least it has for me.

Now we have the Sun and Venus (ruler of Taurus) moving through Taurus together. Now feels more peaceful and calm than recent weeks and it is easier to stay present and grounded but there is still plenty of buzzing idea energy flying around and ripples and waves of change will continue to affect us, sometimes dramatically. There is a a forward movement energy wave that began yesterday, Monday April 22nd, for me. Remember it is there from now on, lifting, expanding and propelling us into the new when we choose to feel now as being perfect and wonderful.

In Taurus we nurture the seeds we have planted and wait. The time of Taurus is perfect for getting in touch with our body, enjoying the natural world and taking things as they come. Sunday was a perfect Taurus day for me. I slept in, I moved slowly because there was no need to rush and I went for a long leisurely walk through the forest with a friend who showed me what herbs, weeds, flowers and even moss can be eaten nearby where I live.

Now more than ever, the more simply we live, the more time we spend in nature, the less we look outside of ourselves for answers, the more content we will feel.

In a couple of days we will have the first of three eclipses:
1) lunar eclipse April 25th, 7:57:06 pm GMT/UT at 5 degrees 45 Scorpio
2) solar eclipse May 10th 12:28:22 am GMT/UT at 19 degrees 31 Taurus
3) lunar eclipse May 25th, 4:24:55 am GMT/UT at 4 degree 8 Sagittarius

The eclipse season brings intense energy and change and this one is no exception. Usually there is a build up of tension over the eclipse season (which begins a couple of weeks before the first eclipse and ends a couple of weeks after) and usually peaks on the eclipses but interestingly, according to eclipse expert Bernadette Brady, "this series is about the release of tension. A situation which has been lingering will suddenly clear. In the clearing of the problem there is also a sense of grief or loss which is not so much personal as belonging to a group or collective." Sounds like a mixed blessings kind of situation but we will have to wait and see what unfolds over the next month as it is anybody's guess and the energy may lead to many different situations shifting and clearing.

On 8th May the Moon moves into Taurus which means that all of the personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) will be in Taurus for 28 hours or so until Venus moves into Gemini. I am feeling all kinds of flutters around this but at this stage it is about possibilities. The moon is exalted in Taurus and Venus is very much at home here so I am choosing to see this day as an infusion of Taurus brand Venusian love energy. Venus has come to represent unity. Expect to feel in need, and in pursuit of, unity and pleasurable physical and earthly experiences, whatever that may be for you. May this period bring greater awareness so that we all increase our expressions of love towards our beautiful and very physical planet and all who dwell in and on her!!! Perfect timing for making a new moon wish for love and unity at the new moon solar eclipse on May 10th at 12:28am GMT/UT.

Now is what you make it. Be grateful for what is and as flexible and adaptable as possible for what will unfold. Love.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Astro-energy update - 14th April 2013

Powerful energy continues to bombard us and recent themes continue this week. We may act more spontaneously, passionately, and erratically than usual. We may feel powerful and together one day, and lost or wanting to escape our lives the next. Our old ways of understanding everything are falling short more often than not and we are being forced to "fly by the seat of our pants" as the new and usually unfamiliar is being woven into our reality and experience in powerful ways. Some of us are becoming more and more comfortable with feeling out of control as never before in this erratic overlap between the new and the old, but many of us are frightened, confused, angry, or in denial, but it just keeps coming! Adaptability is our greatest advantage, that and the belief in "no limits" creativity.

You may find yourself flipping from one idea to another and finding an idea great one day, terrible the next and perfect again the day after! There are so many ideas and possibilities flying around. Some may seem far fetched, even impossible but there they are flashing away in our minds again and again, tempting us, until we say maybe, why not, even yes! We may feel like we have no idea what is going on. We are in idea overload but the more we just allow it to happen, without trying to understand, the easier our navigation through now will be. Sometimes it may feel as though we are fighting for our lives, or our sanity, power, place or purpose. It may not make sense but it can feel like every moment is make or break!!!

The seeds of our possibilities are being planted. This has been the case for at least a year and will continue for a while longer. Unbeknownst to us these possibilities have been harvested from deep within our beings for just this time and now they are being presented to our aware selves as ideas and possibilities. We are being given opportunities to try these on and if they feel right we can plant them with thoughts like yes, why not, but what will grow and harvest in coming months depends on how open, how trusting, how playful, how adaptable, and how nurturing and loving we are to every part of our being.

Everything is unfolding perfectly and even if we can't see it, believing so will change everything. Others have said this before me: If you do not believe, you cannot see. It is all about what we believe, and just as what we believe can change in an instant, so too can what we see and experience.

We are in truly amazing and miraculous times, but to truly experience this, we must first believe that it is so.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

10th April, 2013: Wishing you a perfect New Moon and all that you wish for

Instead of writing these Sun Signs in the usual way I have decided to write a New Moon wish for each sign. The New Moon is a potent time to sew the seeds of your wishes. Whatever you wish for, may it be in alignment with your truth, and may you experience it unfolding in perfect time.

May you be true to your self, yet patient, direct, yet fair.

May you dwell in your truth, and may peace and gentleness be experienced within and without.

May your word be of truth and your mind of peaceful knowing.

May you feel comfortable, fulfilled and true wherever you are, whatever you are doing.

May you sparkle and create in the power of your truth.

May you discern in truth what serves you and others.

May you achieve balance between honouring your truth and maintaining harmonious relations with others.

May you live deeply your truth and purpose.

May you find truth in your meaning and meaning in your truth.

May your truth reveal your mountain and your mountain reveal your truth.

May truth be your greatest inspiration.

May you dream your truth and be true to your dreams.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

April 3rd, 2013

Focus is the challenge now, not whether you can, but what to focus on. You have many choices. Learning the art of quiet contemplation would help but you will need to slow down first.

It is as though your head is in your heart right now, and perhaps you are not as still as usual. If you pay attention to how your body reacts to your every thought your heart will tell you precisely what is right for you.

Don't think too much, you'll miss your truth speaking through your feelings. It is more than likely that such advice will fall on deaf ears but if you do dare dip your toe into the world of feelings you will be amazed by what you discover there.

It is likely the world is feeling really overwhelming right now and you may be coming across a bit prickly. Any time spent alone will be time well spent and any knots in your stomach will be able to work their way out.

Look after that heart! The line between your mental body and your physical body is thinner than ever. Practice the art of allowing all perceived criticism to roll away like water off a duck's back. Your body will thank you for it.

Now is a good time to ground some of those ideas, even the ones you have scrutinized and put aside as near impossible. Discerning what will work and what won't will become effortless the moment you apply your critical gift to the idea rather than to yourself, thus allowing your intuition to flow freely from gut to mind.

Relationships are more challenging than usual. This has likely been keeping your mind uncomfortably busy which may have led to you feeling physically out of balance. Find a beautiful place to spend some time alone and recharge.

There is a great deal of clearing out and restructuring going on under the surface and perhaps you are detoxing or turning out your house for a Spring or Autumn clean as well. Whatever it is, your physical being will benefit as a result. Go with it.

Is it possible that you have slowed down for a moment? Now is the perfect time to do a little less in the physical and take the time to do some inner work. You'll be overflowing with great new ideas and an abundance of energy afterwards if you do!

Surfing the waves of emotional intensity is usually not your strong point but you are likely to be getting plenty of practice at the moment! Remember, it's all good!

Although you don't do feelings as comfortably or as obviously as some of the other signs you certainly have them. Channeling your emotional energy into altruistic pursuits will make a big positive impact right now so if you are feeling a call to serve in some way, get busy!

In many ways you are in your element as Neptunian energy floods the collective. Perhaps you could serve by helping others less familiar with these energies navigate through the fog and so help raise the collective consciousness?

Monday, 1 April 2013

Beginning of the Solar New Year: Sun in Aries Beginning 22nd March, 2013.

This is a little late because I only decided to write these monthly astro energy reports again yesterday! 

Happy Solar New Year! Happy Equinox!

When I look at the chart for the moment the Sun moves into Aries in 2013 it feels like a dartboard with the centre being the heart centre! There is a sense of darts or arrows finding their target with ease. This is wonderful if fired from a place of love, truth and true feeling, but if fired from a place of fear, anger or deception the shock waves created when the target is hit will feel very uncomfortable and may have unfortunate consequences until a conscious shift is made! 

Everything is speeding up and we are rapidly gaining momentum. If you are heading off in uncomfortable or unfavorable directions best to pull up as quickly as possible. Conditions are such that it is unlikely you will change directions without a very conscious effort because there are so many thoughts and emotions flying around that easily stick to any part of you that is in alignment with them.

The good news is that if you change directions and commit to following your truth and core heart knowing, no matter how crazy it may seem, you will be well supported, sometimes in miraculous seeming ways! Choose a direction against the grain of your truth and you'll still get what you want, possibly in lightening fast speed, but it will feel very wrong. The truly wonderful thing now is that the learning curve, though hard, will be fast, and many directions and possibilities can be explored quickly. Any movement towards truth, knowing and true purpose will receive near instant confirmation! This confirmation will always be in feeling, but it will also come in other wonderful ways!

It feels as though we have been given super fine tuning dials but most of us have underdeveloped motor skills at this stage so we are constantly having to compensate for our accidental over turning. We are learning to refine our reactions to everything as waves of new awareness ripple through us, often unexpectedly! Years of inner work with little to moderate results, or so it seemed, is paying off. Don't miss it by judging yourself or those around you. Best to simply acknowledge and love, whatever is being shown to you! 

This all makes for a very intense time when falling out of alignment can happen quickly and easily, but getting back into alignment can also happen quickly and easily. Now is full of possibilities and leaps in consciousness. I'm really looking forward to seeing and experiencing what love grows from the seeds of our truth.