Follow Your Heart: Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 2017

Follow Your Heart: Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 2017

I’ve been sitting with the Lunar Eclipse chart for ages now (and the Solar Eclipse chart but more on that later). I like to find a central theme that encompasses the whole and it was right there on the wall of my office. The simple sign that cost me a few bucks at TJ Maxx to honor my 15 year old soul part that I have been reintegrating since a soul retrieval session with my friend and Shamanic teacher, Paula, back in January 2015 when I was going through a real dark night of the soul. Follow Your Heart. Sounds so easy right? But we get so tied up in the mind fucks. The constant voices from your upbringing. The family, the culture, the institutions. Those voices in your head that say you don’t fit in because those mind fucks don’t feel right. The constant contorting of the self to fit in or to loudly say, ‘I’m different’. The pain of that 15 year old soul part is back today. Shamanic work keeps working, if you allow it. That girl that knew how unique she was, as we all are, yet who desperately wanted to belong. Isn’t that what we all want? The message of this eclipsing of our emotional body is clear. It’s time to let go of (south node and Full Moon) or eclipse all those mind fucks from your lineage. All those messages that are not yours. It’s time to let go of the need to set yourself apart, to hold yourself aloof, because of the fear of opening your heart and truly following your heart’s...
Venus Retrograde: How To Make The Most Of It

Venus Retrograde: How To Make The Most Of It

Tomorrow Venus goes retrograde (appears to go backwards from our perspective) until Sept 6. Now there is a lot of, in my opinion, fear and nonsense spouted about this retrograde (as there is Mercury retrogrades). I like to look at a deeper level than ‘your relationships will be up for review’ - though they will :).  I like to look at what it means at a deeper level for your souls evolution. Any retrograde has a purpose and the whole picture needs to be looked at! Venus turns retrograde at 0 degrees Virgo where she is conjunct with the fixed star Regulus. I know techy, but ignore this and skip to the message if you are not interested in learning some of the astrology. To cut a long story short we are, as I say often, moving into a New Astrological Age, the age of Aquarius (an age is around 2-2500 years). The age of personal freedom, originality, uniqueness, anarchy, unpredicability, socially conscious and a time that will honor diversity and difference. Many, many astrologers think we really started to move into the age of Aquarius when Regulus moved in Virgo from Leo in 2012. Now Regulus moves extremely slowly, 26000 years to move through all twelve signs. So it will be in Virgo for a long time. Now Regulus is kind of the royal star and astrologer Michael Lutin said: “We stand at this very moment on the threshold of a new age: the age of Regulus In Virgo. The Age Of The Common Woman. Looking back about two thousand years ago, we see that sometime around the time...

The Big Leap and My Upper Limit Syndrome

I started writing this week. Finally. I said as a child that I wanted to write. I never have. Formally at least. I have too many limiting beliefs around being a writer. I don’t feel good enough. I don’t know what to write. Why would anyone want to read what I write? I even started a writers group with a friend about two years ago. And started scraps of writing here and there. I still haven’t even published a free eBook. I even stopped blogging for a while! Well for months really. But it never goes away. I want to write. I don’t really care what sort of writer. In fact I have so many ideas that I could write in multiple genres. Elizabeth Gilbert is my hero. Because she just writes. She writes what she feels like writing. Fiction and Non Fiction. It’s quite funny really because when I first read Eat, Pray, Love I called it self indulgent twaddle. I think I was just jealous. She just writes. And people love her writing. And she changes some lives. In my incarnation as an astrologer, my other passion, I felt the shift recently as we ended the tumultuous Uranus/Pluto square followed by two very powerful eclipses and I felt compelled to write. I started blogging. If you look back over the last two weeks the frequency is staggering after a long absence. And I actually started my first book. I took a big leap. Interestingly, at the same time, Gay Hendricks book, The Big Leap, which I first read 5 years ago, kept coming up for me everywhere....

Saying Yes When You Mean No

Are you a yes person? Do you find it so so very hard to say no? Do you shrink from confrontation? Find powerful conversations tough?   Believe me I know how you feel. For most of my life I have heard the yes word come from my mouth even when I mean no. Leading again and again to a deep sense of resentment against myself AND the person or situation I said yes to. Even though they were unaware that I really didn’t want to be in the situation I had said yes to.   This led to pent up feelings. Blaming the other person for somehow not psychically KNOWING that I would never want to do that thing. I hang my head shamefully as I admit I even ended friendships rather than voicing my true feelings and needs.   There was one girl many years ago who used to get me to babysit her kids all the time so that she could go out with various boyfriends. Because I couldn’t say no I grew more and more resentful and rather than speak up for myself I blocked her from my life because in my eyes she had used me.   Thankfully I now forgive my younger self for this behavior and I would not do anything as extreme now. But I still hear the yes word leaving my mouth at times.   However, I am learning. I am learning to know and speak my truth. I am learning to say no without a lame excuse. I am learning to say when something doesn’t work for me. The start...

Take A Long Cool Look At Love

For the next four months we have Venus in Capricorn which is inviting us to take a long, cool look at love. Venus is the female principle. She is love, relationships, beauty, harmony and wealth. Capricorn is discipline, ‘common’ sense (whatever that really is), boundaries, responsibility and reliability. And Venus is in Capricorn for four whole months as it will retrograde in this sign.   So what does this mean for us? To me this is another astrological event that gets a bad rap. I have seen many saying that it’s a cold place and the like. Well yes, it can be. But not always.   ‘Love is what makes the world go around’. ‘Love is all we need’. These and so many sayings about love. People crave love and want to feel loved. But what is love?   Lasting love is not the slush of romantic novels. Well for sure that’s maybe the START of love. But true love that lasts goes deeper and needs work. Love is an act, a verb, something that we do.   Lasting love is not giving so much that you lose yourself in relationships. And that applies to your partner, your children, your close friends. Whoever is significant in your life. Lasting love starts with loving yourself first and foremost. Yes, really.   And this is one of the lessons of this long period of Venus in Capricorn. During this time we will have the strength to really look at our relationships and see where the patterns and structures no longer serve us. We can look at our own part in unhealthy...