Imbolc: The Cosmic Conception

Imbolc marks the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. However, it is so much more than that.

There was a frequency and or seed that what was released at the Winter Solstice (Capricorn season- entirely male event). It was a frequency that was encoded with our hopes, dreams, and wishes for the new year. That frequency becomes seeded at Imbolc- with Earth being symbolic of the womb. This is Conception which is why Imbolc is essentially a Fertility ritual. Mother Earth (matrix) needs to start receiving this energy in order to give birth at the Spring Equinox. Imbolc is an entirely feminine event unlike the Winter Solstice. It is on this night that Mother Earth decides to marry the Fire God which makes her a bride= we get the word ‘bride’ from Brigid. She is a triple goddess which is where we get the three tiered wedding cake.

We can see this feminine energy in nature:

-February 2nd sap begins to rise- feminine energy is beginning to awaken to the male energy.

-Warm blooded creatures begin to lactate.

-Groundhog Day occurs on February 2nd- this is symbolic of giving birth.

The Water Bearer

Imbolc occurs at 15 degrees Aquarius which is known as a critical degree in Astrology. The 15th degree is a turning point, one of great change and force. This force is Spiritual Intelligence. We know that intelligence is Brigid’s virtue. If we look at the Aquarius constellation 15 degrees falls at the point where water is cascading out of the water-bearer’s vase. These are spiritual waters that are being poured onto the Earth.

If we are living in a time when we understand the reality we are creates comes from the mind and heart before it touches the ground- or manifests- there has to be a dream or a vision first, which is the essence of Aquarius. We can take everything we dream, and pour our heart and soul into it, we can print it onto the soil and ether simultaneously. We impregnate the ether with our hopes and wishes. Aquarius is an air sign so we can expect our hopes and wishes to be carried away by divine energies back up to the cosmos.

The Aquarius glyph is the zig zag which we can assume is electricity. It is at Imbolc that we experience the spark of life that gets ignited. This is why Brigid is a fire goddess. Earth at its core is hot and fiery. It is here where crystals and land formations are created. Aquarius also represents our inner sun. Fire is the ultimate creative energy, but it also destructive. We can view the two zig zag lines as- what you’re putting out is what you are getting back. The zig zags are frequencies. It’s important to pay attention to any omens you receive during the first week of February as these will indicate what the upcoming year has in store for you. Your manifesting powers are especially strong right now.

The Ugly Duckling Syndrome

The constellation Cygnus is known as the Swan constellation. This constellation is beside the Aquarius constellation. Ironically, one of Brigid’s symbols is the swan because she transformed herself into a symbol of hope and peace. If we follow the Swan’s Path/constellation it takes us on a journey to the galactic centre which is the centre of our milky way. It is believed that souls enter and leave through this centre and descend from the planetary dimensions to Earth through it.

Essentially- Imbolc/Brigid’s Day is a celebration of the galactic centre. A celebration of our Cosmic Conception.

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‘The Great Wizards of Antiquity’ by Guy Ogilvy- REVIEW

This book looked at the so called wizards of history- famous figures and more obscure trailblazers who by using what we would consider occult practices attempted to unravel the mysteries and secrets of life. The first section explored ‘Prehistoric and Mythic Magic’ specifically focusing on the Lion Man which was very interesting and something I never knew about prior to reading this book. Section two examined ‘Pre-socratic Sorcerers of Ancient Greece,’ which was a drier section but still interesting nonetheless. Finally, the third section looked at ‘The Western Alchemical Tradition’ which I found to be the most fascinating, especially the stories about the Islamic alchemists and the chapter on James Price. A good portion of the book focused on philosophers whose theories about the existence of humanity are in many ways considered magical, for how they were able to come to such conclusions is truly astonishing.

The book contained some personal magical experiences of author Guy Ogilvy, which were a little eerie, but certainly helped to bring a sense of realism to the overall book. This book was also well sourced and I liked that large sections of primary sources were included in the chapters as well. I jotted down many notes and obscure facts that I want to research further which is quite exciting.

Overall this was a fascinating book and even though I never would have called Pythagoras or Epimenides “wizards,” if a wizard is someone who is wise, than yes, after reading this book, I also agree that these individuals possessed so much wisdom, that they were indeed magical. 

Lunar Eclipse January 21, 2019: Courage

Date: Monday, January  21, 2019

Times:

  • Los Angeles – January 20, 9:16 pm
  • New York – January 21, 12:16 am
  • London – January 21, 5:16 am
  • Delhi – January 21, 10:46 am
  • Sydney – January 21, 4:16 pm

 

Moonbeams: Hold your head up high, adjust your crown, and lead your life with dignity and courage.

The Lunar Eclipse on January 21, 2019 is not only a Full Moon, but a super moon and bloodmoon unleashing a series of fireworks to mark the grand finale of the eclipses in Leo we have had since 2017. This eclipse will be happening at 0 degrees Leo, adding a royal flair to this lunation. There is an opportunity for regality being offered to us which will ask the question “is the stability of the norm more important than the freedom of courage?”

This particular eclipse will also be a blood moon due to the reddish tinge that will cover the moon as its passing behind Earth’s shadow. Blood Moons have a long history with being connected to important biblical and world events, and I would recommend googling this for further information.I think of Blood Moons as frequencies that change the DNA of our karmic experiences. They are sort of like flabotumists who extract some of our blood for analysis. The Blood Moon is a way to deliver some brand new experiences on our karmic journeys that have waited for a specific divine time to do so. The Blood Moon is now the time to welcome in the new. A new blood supply is coming. Our results from our blood test from the past 1.5 years, have finally come in.

The Aspects

Moon square Uranus- impatient and impulsive

Mercury square Uranus- unexpected information

Sun sextile Ceres- planting new seeds

Moon trine Ceres- upholding tradition

 

Pull Your Crown Up Over Your Eyes

The eclipse will be quite Uranian in nature which the fixed energy of Leo does not enjoy. There is a disruptive energy present at this time which is forcing us to confront our emotional limitations. This is what every full moon asks of us, but there are heavier long term implications with an eclipse. Leo is a regal sign that must learn the lessons of courage. With all of the unsettling Uranian influences, we are being pushed out of our royal carriages in order to see the real world. The Kozminsky symbol speaks to this:

1º Leo: A king stepping from his carriage receiving a document from a group of citizens.
Denotes one who will be enabled to grant or to refuse to grant the wishes of others. He will reach a position of importance and will receive many honors, and benefits will accrue to him. The demand is for an understanding of the use, not the abuse, of power. It is a symbol of Authority.

As I mentioned in the beginnning of this report the question is

“is the stability of the norm more important than the freedom of courage?”

Eclipses push us into new experiences that are meant to accelerate our growth. As the final Leo eclipse, we must be courageous in the area of our lives that is ruled by Leo. Royals have a very delicate balance to maintain. They must uphold the stability of the crown while continuing to evolve and appeal to the modern times they find themselves in. We must do the same.

Grand Finale

So the bloodmoon lunar eclipse is going to make the King have blood on his hands- but will it be because he has ignored the need to modernize or will it be because he has taken the risk to involve himself in the outer world? Leo energy always helps to remind us of who we are. Step into your power and sit on the throne that is your heart. When we allow courage to be our driving force, passion is what rules our kingdom.

 

The Everyday Empath by Raven Digitalis- REVIEW

The Everday Empath by Raven Digitalis is a manual for those who identify as empaths or for those who suspect they might be empaths. This books covers all the bases from defining what an empath is, to coping strategies, to outlining the benefits of being an empath, and everything in between. The main message throughout was that the key to surviving in today’s world as an empath begins with living a balanced life by cultivating self-care.

What I particularly liked about this book was that it teaches you how to become more self-aware, so it’s not about hating your empathic abilities or placing the blame on other people for the way you feel. In this sense, this was a self-empowering book that made me feel proud and confident being an empath. There were many exercises outlined in the book to help cope with the emotional tsunami’s of being an empath. I thought some of them were stronger than others because some seemed very ritualistic and complicated such as doing a lot of visual work while trying to stay present in interactions. A standout technique were the protective shields. This is an innovative technique that makes energy protection creative and fun. I also thought the cord cutting exercise was unique and more hands on compared to other cord cutting techniques.

Overall this book is a must read for those who are struggling with being an empath because you will finish this book feeling less burdened and overwhelmed by your gifts and you will come to understand that emotional equilibrium is in fact achievable.

Tales from the ’11’: Part 2

As our 11 universal year comes to a close, I thought I would share some final thoughts on what this intense and liberating energy taught us. Part 1 of my 11 universal year analysis can be found here.

Confrontation

The 11 in numerology represents enlightenment, illumination, awakening, and authenticity. It is a master number because these are some of the hardest things to achieve.

This year saw us having to confront our authenticity. We were tested with lessons and hardships in order to get to the root/core of who we are.

Those who were born with an 11 lifepath, are the “late bloomers” of the world as they struggle with embracing their true selves. I’m an 11 life path myself, so the lessons around being true to who I am are a constant struggle for me.

2018 happened to be an 11/2 year, meaning the core frequency of the 2 was also at work. The two is the number of relationships, balance, and harmony. Even though it seemed like the focus was on us, part of confronting our authenticity involved healing those parts of ourselves in others.

Sacred Reciprocity

Relationships were emphasized this year- perhaps they under went serious evaluation, rebuilding, or strengthening. When we are able to heal our relationships, we heal those parts within ourselves that have been buried, neglected, wounded, or forgotten.

When we are able to confront who we are, we gain confidence and trust- two things the 11 struggles with. Confronting our authenticity creates sacred reciprocity- the ability to have a relationship with the unseen and spiritual. We develop a profound understanding of our place in the world which helps us better serve our purpose.

I noticed many people experienced tragedies and setbacks that forced them to deal with issues they were avoiding. When we experience big upsets, it’s always the last attempt from the universe to wake us up. It’s a beautiful act of awakening that is disguised as a horrible catastrophe.

Final Thoughts

Here are some things that the 11 universal year should have brought you:

-Shift in perspective

-Greater compassion

-Emotional detachment

– Self-sacrifice

-Patience

-Mirroring

-Healing

It’s amazing that when we experience just some of the above mentioned things, we unlock the power of who we are. It’s a special kind of magic that only appears when it’s time for us to upgrade to a more purposeful version of ourselves.

2019 will be a universal 3 year, a time for us to share our new selves no matter how much opposition we face internally or externally.

Tony Robbins a life path 11 has many quotes that symbolize the 11 energy, but here is one that I feel best sums up this year

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

See you in 2019!

Full Moon in Gemini November 22, 2018: Twinning Ideas

Moonbeams: Looks are deceiving

Lesson to be Learned: Belief is a sexy form of control when your motivations are fear based. When your thoughts and beliefs are passionate, your motivations are hopeful.

The Full Moon in Gemini is teaching everyone to slow down and sustain ideas by using power instead of force. It’s easy to be conned by our ideas and beliefs when we are acting out of fear instead of passion. So ask yourself the following questions:

“is the idea more important than the result?”

“can I accept that it could fail?”

“will hastiness somehow make the idea better?”

“does it make me feel excited or nervous?”

“what are the pros and con’s?”

 

The Aspects

Full Moon square Mars- anger and frustration

Moon opposite Jupiter- overenthusiastic

Mars square Jupiter- chasing a conquest

The ruler of the FM is Mercury who is retrograde in Sagittarius. This is making us rethink ideas that have become a bit fanatical. The aspects during this lunation are showing that we are feeling very fired up about ideas and beliefs and yet we have no raw manifesting power at this time. It can feel like you are arguing with yourself, trying to convince yourself that your ideas and thoughts are the real deal. Let’s keep in mind that Mercury is the trickster so what seems to be good and true is in fact not 100% accurate.

Mars has the loudest voice during the Full Moon and with him in the sign of Pisces, we have to let our burning thoughts cool off for a while in the watery domain of “let go and flow.”

Remember that every idea has a positive and negative side and fighting for one at the expense of the other will fracture or split the idea leaving you with nothing in the end. Let stuff come up but don’t get emotionally attached to it, because for all you know, what you’re fighting for could be the evil twin masquerading as the good twin.

 

 

Full Moon in Aries September 24, 2018: True Grit

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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, grit in the context of behavior is defined as “firmness of character; indomitable spirit.” Duckworth, based on her studies, tweaked this definition to be “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.”

The Full Moon in Aries is completing a cycle that began on April 16, 2018 when we had our New Moon in Aries. That New Moon which was the snapshot of energies we would be dealing with this year, happened to be conjunct Uranus. So this Full Moon begs the question “how has the instability of your life affected you this year?”

The Aspects

Moon conjunct Chiron- feeling extremely vulnerable

Moon square Capricorn- fears that are holding you back

Sun conjunct Mercury- self critical thoughts

Moon opposite Mercury- hard things to think and talk about

Moon sextile Mars- this too shall pass

Mars conjunct South Node- saying goodbye to the comparison trap

Moon trine North Node- be proud of your wounds

 

This is the heaviest moon of 2018. The major theme of this year has been about getting honest and real with ourselves which is the true grittiness of being authentic. This requires us looking into the stories we tell ourselves, the self-talk, & the hurts around our identity. Aries deals with our individuality, yet during the unexpected and abrupt experiences we’ve dealt with this year, we have been struggling with bridging the gap between our individualistic values and our needs. It’s only when we form solid values that we are our true selves.

At the same time, all of the major planetary cycles of this year- Saturn in Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus, Mars conjunct the South Node, Chiron in Aries, Mars square Uranus, the summer eclipses share all one thing in common: restructuring. So there is a push and a pull for us to create new values, yet that first requires us learning new things about ourselves. We are in the midst of an identity crisis and the only way to get through it, is to cultivate some self-acceptance. You can accept who you are by owning up to your feelings and by channeling your pain towards the North Node in Leo which our Moon and Chiron is supporting right now. Look to see which house the North Node is transiting and focus your energies there.

I don’t know exactly what the future holds, but I’m stepping forward with grit anchored in grace. -Julie Graham

The day after this Full Moon (September 25th), Chiron will be retrograding back into Pisces where we will have the chance to retrieve those forgotten spiritual lessons that we should be applying to our identity wounds. Pearls of wisdom await us but they require a gritty perseverance if we expect to retrieve them.

Can you rework your past? That grit that rubs in you, until it is shiny and smooth as a pearl?- Anne Funder

Venus in Scorpio RX 2018: Death Becomes Her

Date: September

Theme: Mastery of Death

Venus in Scorpio sucks the life out of everything. It needs to experience the full essence of everything it comes into contact with so it is able to survive. Essentially because of this, Venus in Scorpio only attracts death. Once the passionate kiss has worn away, only the carcass remains. On a personal level you will find your relationships become an obsession for you. You will desire to experience the depth of your emotions within and without a relationship. You will feel the need to merge with your surroundings, slithering your way into every nook and cranny of your subconscious. This will allow you to understand your intimate relationship with relationships, money, values, and self-esteem. You will get to explore what it is that you truly desire with the above mentioned topics.

Scorpionic energy lives in the shadows so make sure you aren’t simply sinking deeper and deeper into your obsessive thoughts without asking some important questions such as:

“Who am I when no one is watching?”

“If money was no issue, how would I live my life?”

“If I had a lover that was created to listen to every insecurity and secret without ever passing judgement, what would I tell him/her?”

“What is on my bucket list? How many have I accomplished?”

Asking these questions will help you peel back the layers of who you think you are and help you reach the light deep within.

Important Dates

October 5th, 2018: Venus officially goes Retrograde in Scorpio taking you to those deep and dark places withing. Use the above self reflective questions as your guiding light. Let’s not forget that Venus’ co ruled sign of Taurus has Uranus there which is also the opposite sign of Scorpio. This indicates a period of reshaping your values that are in accordance with the answers you receive.

I cannot stress enough how strong attraction will be at this time. This is so we can facilitate the exploration of who we are through another person. If you are single with no prospects of meeting anyone, you will find yourself being lured to confront your secrets, neglected passions, and insecurities that you buried in the cemetary of your heart.

October 31st, 2018: Venus RX will re-enter Libra which will look to integrate some of the profound insights you will have had in Scorpio. They will then be weighed against your heart. Were the secrets you were keeping inadvertently burying your desires? You will be able to see just how bad your quality of life has decayed from suppression and misaligned attraction.

Death Is Only The Beginning

Venus in Scorpio will help you confront and hopefully overcome the fears that are keeping you stuck in the status quo. You will embark upon a journey of intensive interaction with yourself and others. It will be a time of incredible self-examination. You will be compelled to explore your own darkness and you will be intrigued by what you discover. It will be a time for us to recycle those cravings we have for the taboo and materialism into our own personal rebirth. Many will want to do some reckless things with their relationships and finances but you will need to ask yourself “what’s behind the desire for irresponsible intimacy or foolish finances?” If you just let loose during this transit you will only build an internal resentment within yourself creating the emotional insecurity that Scorpio is known for. Use spirituality, metaphysics, counselling, healing, and the occult to transcend the earthly desires that are keeping you locked in a cycle of suppression and aggression. We always associate death with Scorpio because we have to be prepared to let go of everything we think we know about ourselves.

Til death do you part will ironically bring you closer to yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astro Updates

There has been a lot going on in the sky lately, so here is my summary of this cosmic cacophony…

Mars Direct- August 27

Mars went direct on August 27th and won’t be retrograde again until 2020. His retrograde cycle felt like a war against our weaknesses, a battle between our ego and our heart. Mars is how we express our Sun (ego) and while he was RX he was in Aquarius, the sign of individuality. Needless to say, it felt like we were making great progress with our inner authority. Now that Mars has gone direct, it’s time to see the damage of this war. Will we continue to follow our own internal commands to live a more authentic life, or will we see our dream castles up in flames? Have we pillaged and plundered our way to peace or have we truly achieved it? Mars went direct in Capricorn, at his exaltation degree, so it’s time to get your boots on the ground and see what you have really conquered. I’ve been doing some reflecting and realized that Mars RX this past summer forced me into some situations that tested my ability to persevere and remain calm even when flames were licking my wounds. Now that he’s direct, some important discussions with others regarding the lessons of reacting versus responding have been taking place. Your sense of personal power was a little wonky during Mars RX, but now is the time to take back your power using our Virgo Sun to heal and detox all that pent up frustration. The best way to do this is through the physical acts of finishing what needs to be finished and saying what needs to be said. There is always a losing side in war but has it been your ego or heart?

 

Week of August 21st- Jupiter trine Neptune, Mercury Direct

Who is feeling extra emotional lately? We just had Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces, Mercury went direct in Leo, Mars will be stationing direct in Capricorn on August 27, so there’s been a lot of stop and go energy. Personally, I’ve been feeling very impatient and frustrated with my life. However, the strong water energy has helped me realize these feeling are useless. Life doesn’t work by a calendar, it works by you. Frustration neither creates nor dstroys, it just irritates. When irritation goes unchecked, infection sets in. Sickness is a message from up above to slowww down. It’s easy to avoid if you were patient to begin with. If you’re feeling low, angry, annoyed, and hopeless with these transits, look at your situation differently. It’s times like these when you want to move forward but can’t that are clues you are being reoriented. Life is trying to find the right groove for you but you aren’t helping the situation by turning back the clock everytime you get close to giving up. You’re the gear that keeps the clock moving. Gears are more efficient than batteries, they’re designed to last longer and have more interconnected parts than a battery- whose life span is much shorter. Mars Retrograde has also helped you see how you expend your energy. So if you’re feeling low, check your battery life because you’ve probably spent all your energy. Switching to gears is easy. All you have to do is realize that every breath, heartbeart, blink, feeling, and word are the ticks and tocks of your life. You are always moving forward even if it doesn’t feel like it.

Uranus RX in Taurus- August 7, 2018 – January 19, 2019

A few months ago I wrote about how the Uranus in Taurus transit will be agitating the soils of our lives in order for new things to grow. This agitation will present itself as a redefinition of what makes us happy. Uranus RX takes our bottle of miracle grow and gives it a really good shake. Leading up to this RX I found myself reflecting on comfort and all the ways I make myself comfortable & uncomfortable in my life. Try growing a desert rose in the Arctic tundra…it ain’t going to work. Our survival depends on having the right conditions at all times so we can photosynthesize (a.k.a transmute the light). We need comfort in order to feel secure, much like a desert rose needs the comfort of the hot dry Sun in order to secure its survival. When Uranus RX in Taurus comes along, it can feel as though we have suddenly woke up to the realization that we have been growing in the wrong garden. You were forcefully putting down some roots in the wrong patch of soil since Uranus moved into Taurus back in May and now that Uranus is retrograde, you will be transplanting yourself back to the right environment that will ensure your survival. We all have different needs and with Venus, the ruler of Taurus in Libra at this time, we have to weigh the pros and cons of what staying in a harmful place is doing at the expense of our growth. When the conditions are right we thrive which means we’re alive! So redefine what makes you happy and go find that luscious garden that will secure your happinesses survival.

 

That’s all for now folks, but you can always follow me on Instagram where I post weekly Astro Updates 😉

 

Love & Light

 

Full Moon in Pisces August 26, 2018: Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Moonbeams: Let it go!

The first full moon after the triage of eclipses this summer is a beautiful moon with lots of good aspects. Full moons are about completion, integration, consolidation, and results. This moon is in Pisces, bathing us in a cool refreshing glow.

The Aspects- Let’s go fly a kite!

This Full Moon features an Astrological configuration known as a kite, as you can see from the picture down below by the AstrologyKing

This configuration is about learning to fly with the winds of fate. Throughout history, kites have had many different applications, but they were first created for the purpose of sending prayers up to God. Prayers are intentions, and intentions cannot manifest without mental and emotional conviction. This is what full moons illuminate- the opposition of the Sun and Moon- are your efforts co-ordinating with what you believe in your heart?

Sun trine Saturn- consistent efforts

Sun trine Uranus- self realization

Saturn trine Uranus- instituting changes

Moon sextile Saturn- feeling extra protective of your goals

Moon sextile Uranus- intuitive insights

These aspects make it clear that you can ground your dreams into reality only if you consistently believe in them. Lots of shifts happened during the eclipses so this full moon gives us a reprieve from the intensity. Even though there is a lot of Earth energy during this lunation, we still have the opportunity to lighten up, remember, flight always starts on the ground. Sometimes life is like a kite- you have to send up your intentions into the air and let the wind carry them to where they need to go. Use this full moon in Pisces to let go and flow.