It’s easy to give things up to a higher power, to let go and let goodness knows what or who take the burden but is it bringing you, me or humanity any closer to our own power, to our own oneness, to our one being?
God, Goddess, the Universe, Angels, whatever you want to call it all want us to take responsibility for our actions, karma exists and can be negated faster than ever by doing just that; taking responsibility for our actions but the more you give it up to someone or something else the further you push true enlightenment away.
The age of Aquarius is the age of mankind, Aquarius is symbolised by a water bearer receiving divine guidance by pouring it onto earth to nurture it through that channel, to receive but to understand that through receiving we can nurture our earth, our humanity and our human spirit.
As we move towards the solstice, December 21st, it’s not an event it’s the end of a chapter, marking the doorway into something new after all the hard work and as the ‘finger of god’ in the astrological chart of the day points to Jupiter in Gemini the answer to what December 21st is truly about is simple, wisdom communicated. Jupiter receives his power from Saturn in Scorpio, hidden knowledge revealed, and Pluto in Capricorn, breakdown of old structures, a combination that says we’ve had enough of being kept in the dark and fed a load of what makes the mushrooms grow, we want to make fully informed choices.
So maybe instead of looking up and asking for it all to be sorted you could look inside, to your own soul, remember how truly powerful you are and whilst support is waiting for you and always welcome, you’re going to do one thing today that puts achieving your goals, dreams and beliefs back into your own hands.
Happy New Moon in Sagittarius,
You can rest assured that those who know you well will know you’re coming from a good place, a place of integrity and you’ve considered your next move before moving forward. There will however be plenty who think you’re jumping in without thinking, they don’t know you that well, not that it matters. Big choices make your week exceptional, you decide whether you’re understood or not, your decision and only yours.
Midweek Moon madness isn’t something to worry about, it’s new not full, but worth a mention as she’s in your relationship sky and there may be an urge to do something special for your other half, you crazy kids. If things aren’t going so well this new Moon, a total solar eclipse in fact, is bringing decisions that are long overdue. Clarity, in love or business is this week’s real gift to you Taurus.
As your ruling planet Mercury is in reverse you know the drill, check all correspondence, keep the phone charged and make sure the MOT is up to date. Until Wednesday he’s still concentrating on your love life, then it’s your day to day working life, schedules and how you can help others that has a case of the fumbles. Take you time Gemini, slow yourself down and prevent misunderstandings.
As Neptune moves in a more favourable direction your travel ban is lifted and plans can be made to move along a road less travelled should you choose. Yes Mercury is reversing but he is serving to show you who would not make good travelling companions and lining up those who will. Your ruler the Moon is new on Tuesday, a Moon that promises romance for some, be in it to win it.
You could have expected more support from family but they had things to do and you can’t blame them for being true to their own needs first, even if it’s not what you would do. Have the chat, let them know you’re not impressed and move on from it, no dramas required. Good luck with that. Finances get a boost from Sunday and you can see a way out of recent problems. At last.
You and Gemini share Mercury as a ruling planet, but he works slightly differently for you as he’s your career ruler too. From Wednesday it’s all about watching for the line and making sure you don’t cross it, keep your thoughts to yourself until you’ve vetted them and found them free from inappropriate statements. Love is much more promising, you really can’t go wrong with a little romance. Try it.
Let me tell you something, it’s not fun to stay at the YMCA, the noise is unbearable and heaven knows what was going on down the corridor, but it’s a catchy tune. Being drawn in by the marketing won’t do you any favours this week Libra, no matter how much fun someone says they are going to give you. Professional or personal trust your values to guide you away from false advertising.
What great things can come your way with a total solar eclipse in your very own sign, what a birthday treat! It’s on Tuesday when my little sister has fifty reasons to celebrate, make that fifty-one with the Moon! Here’s a new chapter for you all, a chance to wipe away that which you no longer need or desire and to pursue that which you do. Ignore everything else, think turning point and turn, turn, turn.
Timing is everything but how hard is it when Mercury is in reverse? For you double trouble as not only has he been in your sign he’s your career and relationship ruler. So now he’s moving back one and as he sits on your shoulder you really do have to think about right time, right place and contingency plans for both career and romance. Move slowly, nothing is gained by speeding things up.
You may need to stand up to someone who isn’t playing by the rules this week. Someone who thinks it’s ok to go their own way when everyone else is pulling in a different direction needs the benefit of your wisdom. Let’s leave it there. The primary influence in your week has to be the new Moon as she suggests some input into a relationship that takes you out of the boredom or routine, and on a Tuesday, imagine.
With your chart still buzzing with hi energy for career changes you may not appreciate Mercury trying to dampen things down, but wait, there’s a solar eclipse there too so surely that’s a positive thing? Indeed. Perhaps you don’t get what you want, you get way better? That’ll do nicely. Neptune is looking to increase funds, maybe this could be the way; money, status and reputation? Eventually.
Neptune’s direct movement on Sunday has to be up there as number one this week, he’s been causing confusion for months but now he lifts the veil and shows you what’s going on with someone in your life. To help him, Mercury’s reversal into Lady Luck’s territory puts delays to work to your advantage, don’t moan about hold ups, look around you and see what treasures are waiting to be discovered.
A Journey into Your Soul’s Memory, a past life workshop then, How to Release your Inner Power, so you mean an energy or psychic development workshop? Of course we re-invent the wheel, that’s what we do, and every age has its version of ‘New’ and every age turns to old knowledge to provide the content. With the internet bursting with information it’s all too easy to skip the bits that don’t fit into our love and light ideals. Shadows have feelings too, they deserve some of that light and love, probably more so.
Having stepped out of the mainstream for a year I have come to realise that for me there is more worth in staying with my old hat, pointy or otherwise, than trying to constantly come up with new ways of fitting in because it sounds better on the poster.
So I am going naked. Past Life, Psychic Development and Qabalah with no-nonsense stripped-down information for you to claim your own wisdom, to Know Thyself, and create whatever you want to create with it.
In 2013 there will be a series of workshops and events, keep checking the events page of my website for one near you.
In a world of fast food and fifty different ways to catch that TV show it’s easy to get lost, to assume that everything works on demand with nothing more than a flick of a switch and it’s there.
Of course that’s not the case for your soul, your personality is enjoying the trivia, and so it should, but your soul is more interested in how you react to those real people around you, how you work with the lessons you’ve chosen to embrace in this life, good and not so great. Past life work shows us that it’s a long road and even a seemingly insignificant little thing can grow and grow and take lifetimes to resolve if not tackled.
Karma often gets bad press but the simple truth is you created it, it’s yours to resolve. Nobody else will do it for you, they will support you, help you see possible scenarios but nobody, earthly or not, can remove it for you without putting the work in. Taking personal responsibility is required, the planet of responsibility himself, Saturn, governs Karma.
Saturn teaches us that life moves in cycles and as such these patterns are easy to spot when you stop long enough to see them, when you meditate, contemplate or talk things over with like minded souls. He is about to move, October 5th, into the sign of Scorpio. If you know where that is in your natal chart it will give you an idea of what sort of challenges and blessings you’re likely to see. Scorpio is the sign of the psychic, occult and what’s usually hidden from view. Usually. But don’t see this move as something to worry about, see it as an amazing opportunity to take what you’re soul knows and work with it to clear away what you no longer need.
Also consider that sometimes you have done the work but haven’t acknowledged it, haven’t noticed how much you’ve changed and the old memories are cluttering up your subconscious and need to be released, or you’re ignoring the wonderfully positive things Karma has brought you; Know Thyself.
Now is the time to work on your Karmic path, to commit to looking at uncomfortable truths perhaps, and whilst it won’t be a quick fix for some the de-cluttering of the soul is well worth the effort, turns up the shine, increases the sparkle and leads the way for others to follow.
For some it’s a staycation, for others it’s two weeks as far away from their own front door as they can get but can your astrological sign give you some insights into your holiday plans, perhaps who you should avoid or whether this is your chance for a hot holiday romance? A sign by sign look at holidays, summer love and ice cream.
You love a bit of adventure, you like to go places where nobody else would think about going and if you can work in some sport then so much the better. It has to be physical for you Aries, you’re not the sitting around on the beach kind of individual, not that you mind it just not all the time. Summer love seems more likely closer to home than in a airport lounge, but don’t panic it could be some sporty Olympic fan here for the duration perhaps? Marvelous.
We all know you like to eat and when you’re on holiday you really do want to see just how much you can eat, I hear you, so going somewhere with variety is important to you. Choose somewhere with gorgeous cafes and restaurants for you to dip in and out of and if there’s a spa then so much the better. You’re a sensual sign, so maybe a holiday is chance for you and your special companion to reconnect? Pack the candles and massage oil. Oh, and chocolate too of course!
Variety is the spice of life and you like things not only spicy but with variety, a two or three city destination might suit you or one where the opportunity to do something different every day could fit into your plans? You’re not all about beaches, your mind needs to be kept busy as much as your skin has to be tanned, good books are a given but so are games and DVD’s, Mp3…the list goes on, you might not use them but take them and don’t forget that phone! Learn to flirt with a foreign tongue.
You can have just as much fun out the back of yours in a tent if you’re with the right people, the right people being family of course and you’re right but does everyone agree with you? Maybe you should ask them? Stay at home can be fun but with you around home is portable as you’ve probably brought most of it with you. Look for traditional holidays, gentle affairs with lots of room for quality family time. Romance is wherever you lay your hat, Venus is in your sign so no need to look to far.
Something with a wow factor would be right up your Champs-Elysees, glamour and an opportunity to dress up is perfect and if it’s over the top on occasions that’s handy too! You like five star but if the budget is strictly two don’t despair, it’s not about the digs Leo, it’s really about nightlife and the opportunity to make an entrance wearing a show stopping number, Leo girls are just as showy. Love this summer might be a little too close to last summer for comfort.
It’s not a holiday unless there’s nature, a walk around the lake and some rain isn’t going to put you off, not when your kagool is waterproof and the caravan has a quick boil kettle for a nice cup of tea after your ramble. Kendal mint cake is delicious. Planning a break is as much fun as taking it, but wherever you go you do need to be learning something as laying on a beach is dreary, you have a point. Love is amongst the deeply serious sorts who know their north from south.
Cover you in scented oils and slap a slice of cucumber on your eyes and you’re there, on holiday and hopefully the towels are fluffy and staff Hollywood good looks not too much of distraction. You don’t do camping, you don’t do caravans and you don’t do anything that has outside plumbing as wet wipes are not your friend. Think resort hotels, rows of cabanas for you to lounge in whilst eyeing up the talent, and talent there seems to be in abundance.
Holidays are all about retreating for you Scorps, not cutting yourself off whilst wearing a hair shirt and eating porridge for every meal, they can be as fancy as you like but silence is important. Somewhere for you to re-balance, take an inward journey and for some a spiritual air to proceedings would be welcome. A decent massage and some time to commune with nature helps too, what distracts you are noisy neighbours, bedrooms with lots of light bleed and shabby service. Romance is linked to overseas in August, pack your bags.
You’re the backpacker of the zodiac and so what if as you get older the back pack turns into a suitcase on wheels and someone to push it along for you, the adventurer in you should never die! Sometimes however you read about it more than you actually do it, so is this going to be the year you actually book that big trip rather than reading the guide book? You enjoy the journey as much as the destination, a true traveller’s attitude. You’re particularly lucky in love right now, push it.
If it says room with a view, there better be a room with a view, a stickler for detail and getting what you’ve booked maybe letting a few things go would help slip into the holiday mood quicker? Choose places that have good accommodation at reasonable rates, not cheap but reasonable and value for money and if that means going abroad then so be it, but what’s wrong with Scotland? Right now your summer love opportunities comes from someone who really sees you, warts and all. Kiss a frog.
An independent traveller you really will think nothing of going out into the big wide world with only your wits to keep you, and that will do nicely! You’re not afraid or being on the bus, the train or a plane on your own and relish the thought of meeting new people along the way, eventually leading to a network of friends who provide you with free accommodation for ever. If travelling with family or friends try to remember they are there. Love is all about commitment right now, fly by nights need not apply.
With the ocean lapping against the posts that support your bungalow you’re happiest if you can be by the sea, in it if you could. Fine things appeal to you Pisces and clean lines, nothing noisy, fussy or ostentatious is needed. A good swimming pool would help start the day of right followed by some quiet time reading and maybe some sightseeing later, nothing hectic, nothing structured nothing cheap! For you love is all around, can you feel it? Maybe in your fingers? No? What about your toes?
Today there’s a new Moon in Gemini, the second in a row making it rare, so what can you do with this opportunity? Gemini is a sign that looks to the mind to solve problems, the Moon is an emotional planet so it’s a combination that brings both your heart and head into play. The images you create consciously are filtered through your subconscious and processed by your emotions, by changing your attitude to one of CAN DO you positively charge those images. This magical and rare Moon reminds you that you have a second chance to make a first impression. Here we go!
Jupiter moves into Gemini
Today, June 11th, the gift giver Jupiter moves into talkative Gemini for twelve months and encourages us all to look closer at great ideas we have but until now haven’t acted on. In the Qabalah Jupiter is the planet of the Sephira Chesed, abundance and kindness, home of the Masters; Gemini is represented by Hod the Sephira of images, clear images. Combine the two and the imagery of Jupiter in Gemini is obvious; by creating a clear vision, by working with enthusiasm and kindness, abundance can flow. However, there can be a trickster in the midst of Gemini, be sure your vision is one of your own making, be true to who you are and don’t squander Jupiter’s gifts trying to achieve the dreams of others, wake up, be honest about your goals and remember the only one to truly make it happen is you. Use this year’s influence to grow the seeds of your true vision into your very own tree of abundance.
It’s my Birthday today, with it comes my solar return, a great day to look back and to look forward. To plan by using the wisdom last year brought and to get excited about what’s ahead, but to know that none of it is any good unless I use this moment, the very one I am in right now. Accepting personal responsibility for action and inaction and not just from this life, time to do rather than dream and to remember not to be so heavenly minded that I am no earthly good.
A new Moon is always an opportunity to start afresh, to begin new projects and as it’s in Taurus it directs you towards money matters, eating healthily and taking note of the beauty of nature around you. Paint your world green, be it the colour of money, the vegetables on your plate or the garden that Gaia provides for us all.
Aries – Money needs your attention
Taurus- Your Moon, you choose what starts afresh today
Gemini – Let go of the past, embrace a new you
Cancer - Join in with team games
Leo – New career options beckon
Virgo – See the world, stop putting it off
Libra – Share the burden, ask for help
Scorpio – Love gets a new beginning
Sagittarius – Take up a new challenge at work
Capricorn – Take up a new hobby
Aquarius – House move, new cushion covers?
Pisces – Start a conversation, don’t wait for someone else to do it
Whilst walking on the beach this morning I was directed to share the symbolism of the Merlin, or what he means to me. We all know the TV show and have an idea of what he’s about from books and movies but he is simply the embodiment of practical magical mixed with earthly application of his gifts and his guidance. Watch for your signs, listen to your inner guidance, seek the counsel of your chart, oracle and tarot cards but don’t forget to turn up at court and have your say, your kingdom needs you.