Cosmic Connections Radio: Awakenings!

Cosmic Connections Radio: Awakenings!

In this weeks episode I talk about the energies of the upcoming week and also about the Fire Grand Trine and the upcoming Eclipse season causing awakenings. The combination of the building Fire Grand Trine followed by the Total Lunar Eclipse that forms a kite formation with the Grand Trine alongside the purging energies of Pluto and Scorpio are immense. Have a listen...

Mercury Retrograde and Travel: Who Thought THAT Was A Good Idea?

Who thought it would be a good idea to travel during Mercury retrograde? Last Mercury retrograde I went on the High School Orchestra field trip to California with my eldest daughter and the bus buses technology gradually break down as we got closer to the heat of California. The heating stuck on and the kids were just melting. I bought two big boxes of Popsicles to cool the kids down when we stopped to dismantle the heating system. Oh and the Wi-Fi didn’t work either on the bus.   So you would think this astrologer may have learned her lesson. But you would be wrong. We just went to California again during Mercury retrograde. In my defense the trip was arranged around an Anime Expo that my teens went to so little control over the dates. But, still……….   This time the journey there was uneventful. When we got to the hotel we had booked things began to go wrong. We had gone cheaper than we usually do to try and cut costs on the trip but we had carefully checked reviews. Clearly, those that had left reviews were friends of the owners or completely deluded as most recommended it and said they would stay again.. The hotel was disgusting. One of the walls in the room was painted this horrible dark red which we said was to hide the blood. The carpet was badly stained and the non smoking rooms smelled badly of cigarette smoke. The guy in the room next-door thought smoking outside meant standing IN the doorway and holding his hand outside. I think you get...

Summer Solstice 2013

As we approach the summer solstice of 2013 I am drawn to remember the solstice of the year 2000.That year the solstice was at 2.48pm GMT on the 21st. A short time after this I woke up in labor with my second child. I had a magical (yes really) labor. I labored all day at home with only a TENS machine, a couple of puffs of Gas and Air and a birthing pool for pain relief. I walked around our English garden stopping to lean on my husband every now and then when I had a contraction. I ate some homemade soup when I felt a little peckish. It was truly magical. Alice Victoria was born in the birthing pool at 5.05pm. The birds were singing outside the window and I could hear the kids playing next door. Her second name is Victoria after my Grandfather, Victor, whose birthday was also June 21st. He died many years before but it seemed to be fitting that she carries his name. Why do I tell you this on the eve of this solstice? I want to talk about how I felt that day. I was not an ideal candidate for a home birth, apparently. I was 40. My first pregnancy had ended in induction, an epidural, forceps and a baby that had to be given oxygen before I could hold her. This time I was determined to have no intervention. I learned all I could about the birth process. First time round I had relied upon the medical profession to teach me this. They didn’t. I withheld small niggles from my...

An Astrological Pivot Week

This week, and most particularly today and tomorrow, is a pivot week according to astrologer Anne Ortelee. I could go into all the astrology but as my aim is to write for you, not to give an astrology lesson or write for other astrologers I will only mention the highlights and if you want to know all the astrology look at Anne’s post. Instead I will only talk about how this week should affect you and how you will feel. Firstly, what does a pivot week mean? It means a profound or paradigm shift. This week is a shift from thinking to feeling. A ‘getting out of our head time’ and really moving into a more feminine time. A very watery time of flow and emotion. The Sun and Jupiter join together today to begin a whole new year of creativity and then they both move into the sign of Cancer. The Sun tomorrow and Jupiter late on the 25th – I am always referencing mountain time. Cancer is THE sign of feeling, of nurturing, of the mother and from the 25th we will have four planets in this sign until Venus moves into Leo on the 28th. The Sun, Mercury (which is going retrograde on the 26th) will be there for quite some time. Too much astrology? I apologize. This just means a real period of moving into our feelings. I am seeing it already. There was a thread on a friends facebook profile yesterday talking about how their emotions are all over the place. There were many comments agreeing. It’s also very apt that I am starting...

Love, Equality and Revolution

Today is a Full Moon in the sign of Libra and is a very powerful Full Moon at that because of other Astrological configurations. Before I talk about some of the other energies that make this a particularly potent full moon let me talk about Libra. Libra is the sign of balance, justice, relationships, art and social justice. It is no coincidence that scales are the symbol for many of the High Courts. In its shadow Libra can also have a tendency to seek peace at any price (to itself), be indecisive and have difficulty saying no. The greatest of balancing acts, and one that Libra teaches us, is the balancing act between self and others Libra is an air sign and air signs have an agile mind and are good communicators who can emphasize the intellect above all else. Often an appearance of sweetness and that of a light breeze but with the power of a gale force wind behind it. It’s all about movement and Libras evolutionary path is to develop the self through encounters with others and, thereby learning to balance the need for peace with the talent for challenging unjust situations rather than erring on one side or the other. The Full Moon is always an opposition to the Sun and the Sun is currently in Aries which is Warrior energy. Direct, energizing and pioneering. In the shadow it can be aggressive, volatile and reactionary. Now Libra full moon is ALWAYS opposite the Aries sun but what makes this Full Moon so powerful is that Mars, the ruling planet of Aries, is also in opposition....