Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The End of the Astrological Year

Within the last month of the Astrological Year - we find ourselves in the nebulous and watery realm of Pisces.  So if there are any big projects that need a burst of energy to get them moving - then maybe best to wait until the Equinox - March 22nd, the beginning of the Astrological New Year. The energy of Aries will then be with you, you'll be feeling a lot more energetic and roaring to go!

This is 'dreaming' month - time out month - quiet times of retreat and remembrance.  Trying to move quickly during this time could be a lot like struggling thru waist high mud - great for the thighs, but not much good for getting anywhere fast!

Added to that, Mars is still going backwards - he's now slowing down, to a standstill and then beginning his new forward push on March 12th.  It'll still take him a while to get going - trying to get his head around the new direction, for a start.  He's been feelin' a little comatosed with all this static stuff!  He's just not built for it.  So he may not be in the best of moods for a while and as he everything to do with mini or maxi 'explosions' when he's feeling a bit off -   be warned. Don't aggravate - yourself or others.  Short fuses may abound for another month yet!

The positive use of Mars - is of course ENERGY - particularly of the physical and emotional kind!  We all have been having to do some reviewing on the ways we use our energy - both outwardly and inwardly.  These lessons have been going on since before Christmas and will 'complete' around the end of March, well kind of - he'll still be in the 'shadow' period till around the 18th May.  The 'shadow' period is when a planet retraces the steps he made before going 'retro'. So he's sort'a going over the same territory, the same places he visited from 17th October 09 to December 21st, when he went retrograde. This  was also around the time of the Summer Solstice - quite a potent energetic point and one that has an influence over the following three months.

So you could say that 2010 certainly began with a strong vibration of 'energy review'.  Looking at how we all use our energy and where this has taken us.

So back to the month of Pisces - dream time!  After a couple of months of reviewing where we're taking ourselves, how we're using the fundamental and expansive creative energy we are gifted with at birth. We now find ourself in a quiet time of reflection.  It may seem we've already been doing quite a bit of that - yes, but with a slightly different focus.

The focus of Pisces energy is of the land behind the veil - the hidden worlds of unseen energies, of divine visions and sometimes utter confusion.  The timeless beauty and celestial sounds that reveal themselves to us in moments of quiet.  The creative genius in our cellular structures.  The fluids in our bodies, our moving emotions.  Our Lymphatic and Circulatory systems - do they needs some attention?  The movement in our minds - is it flowing or static, stuck on ragged rocks, ready for breaking?  Pisces comes to show us how to swim with the tides, dance to the rhythm and go with the flow.  We can access little places, when we shake off our forms, morph into vapor, uncover hidden corners. So much to discover behind wispy veils - is it real or imagined, well that's for you to decide.

Pisces carries us to lands of wonder and awe - mermaids and fairies, magick galore.  Images of beauty, angelic sounds - kindess and compassion offered to all. Healing secrets offered in flashes of intuition, wisdom of the ages available to access.

You see Pisces is the end of the cycle of life - so all things can be found there, if you're just still and quiet.  At the bottom of the ocean, it's been said he lives - Neptune, that is - the ruler of Pisces.  So it's deep in the ocean where the mysteries lie, deep, deep down - so much to discover.

But like all things - there's an approach that must be followed - sit back, relax - let the magick unfold!  You can't grab it with both hands - it will vaporize in a puff - you can't make it yours - it belongs to all.  If you make  a plunge, you'll fall on your face - let it come to you, it's wonder it will reveal.

The magick of Pisces is awesome to behold - the beauty, the divinity - the access to 'all'.  But she does have another face, as I'm sure you've known - the confusion, the sensitivity that's hard to behold.  Is it real or an illusion?  A common question in her realm - well dear ones, this you must decipher.
How can you tell if something's real?  To myself, I've asked many times - trust your gut, listen to your body - what do your instincts say?  As appearances can be deceptive - another word which describes Pisces - what you see you may not get - what is the 'vibe' that lies behind it?

So what do we need to see that's hidden from view?  The real treasures, the true diamonds - the inspiration from the gods.  How can this time of quietness be used to unfold the paths so necessary for us to walk?  What is not available to us from the things that we see, that we touch, that we taste - what is hidden from view?  

So make a time to retreat from this huge physical world, with all it's problems, bursting at the seams.  Create a sanctuary of quiet where inspiration can surface - where the voice of your intuition is not drowned out by activity.  

Is your body tired?  Do you feel weary and weak?  Remember this is a rest time - not a time to move forward.  We need to rest to assimilate all the activities of the year - and the one before that and before that and before that!  Like our body needs to digest the food that we eat, to assimilate the nutrients to supply our energy.  It takes time to assimilate and intelligent knowing, to activate the systems, to keep the car on the road.  So psychically it's the same - just on another level, we need to process our thoughts, emotions and feelings.  Just as the body breaks down without nutrients, our psychic system works the same way.

So take advantage of this dream time - step back, slow down - take a siesta, maybe a vacation.  At least spend some quiet time with yourself, however you can - listen to yourself, what are you saying?  We are the experts of ourselves, only we know, what we really want, we just need to listen.  Listen to our body, listen to our emotions, listen to the words that come out of our mouth. 

A precious time is Pisces - I may be a bit biased, as with heaps of Neptune, I just love this time.  But it takes a bit of adjusting, we're so conditioned to 'do' - it's sometimes hard slowing down, 'but I need to get on with it'.  Get on with what, do you know the way - thru the confusion we live in on this Earth?  I think it's time for us all to go deep, within ourselves and find the truth.

So have a great end of year - gather all the gems, bury the hard times so they can be made into compost. Shine those gems till they sparkle with the brilliance of divine beauty and light - shining a precious light so we can go forward.

These are special times - I guess you may have gathered - but special in good things - now back to that discovering!

lotsa luv to you all

Monday, February 15, 2010


gorgeous painting by Michal Shimoni - thank you

My partner and I spent a lovely day in the company of 'like minded' friends surrounded by the breathtaking scenic rim of ancient volcanoes.  We were in the small town of Urbenville, 10mins down the road from Woodenbong.  No, it's not a hippy town (Woodenbong), people often giggle at the name - the name actually means (something like)'ducks on water' . An incredibly scenic area -  an often breathtaking show of Mother Nature's magnificent beauty. 

Yesterday was certainly a day of celebration - not only for 'lovers' as it was Valentine's day but it also celebrated the Chinese New Year and of course a beautiful New Moon.

This article will focus on the energies of the New Moon and how this may influence us in the month ahead.

I set the New Moon chart for Sydney time Australia - so where references to house placements are mentioned it was with an Australian flavour intended.  Yes, I know Sydney is not the official capital of Oz, Canberra is - but sorry Canberra, just doesn't sit right with me (as the 'real' capital).  But won't get into to reasoning and for and against here - the general 'theme' will be evident - and this will be for all of us - not just us Aussies down here!

Looking first at the chart of the New Moon - I first noticed the two 'diamonds' in the chart.  I call them that, they are 'officially' called a Grand Trine - either way - they are good news!  I see them as a special gift that's being presented at this time - or in the case of a natal (personal) chart, a special gift and power to use.

They shine brightly to me, so I see them as diamonds.

The first (not the most important) 'diamond' is created by the planet Uranus, the goddess (asteroid) Pallas Athene and the Sth Node. 

The message I received from this was the tremendous opportunity we have with this special blessing is

creating new ways of approaching business and public life and building new systems by our individual, intelligent approach to our day to day work and systems.  An wholistic approach, using fairness, justice and a genuine support and care of workers.
Our 'old' attitudes towards business and the way we build societies is up for transformation. A focus on others resources, not just our own - how we come together to work as a 'unit'.  New ways of doing things, contributing something worthwhile to the 'public'.  A great sense of restlessness - knowing that great changes need to be made in our life direction.

The next 'diamond' was totally made up of Goddess energy - the asteroids Juno, Ceres and Vesta - the 'matriarch', the 'mother' and 'Vestal Virgin'.  These three powerful women are all projecting their healing energy thru the element of Fire - with passion, enthusiasm, intuition, creativity and drama!  They are full of energy and ready for action!

Time now for humanity, so our circles may widen, our friends increase.  There are things to do now, so 'partners' will need to share you, so your visions can manifest thru the combined efforts of larger groups of people.  So no time for jealousy or possessiveness - people now need space and time to get on with the serious business of re-creating! Our partnerships may grow to include many 'others'.  Nurturing is now paramount both for ourself and all the others we encounter on a one to one basis.  Not just for our families - now needed for our larger human families.
Committed to clear communication and truth, the only way now for true human relationships, helping each other see clearly - what is really happening.  Mental clarity available to see past the fog of deception and lies - keeping the flame of truth alive.

The greatest fortune comes when we show independence and self-sufficiency and forming spiritual relationships with our self and others. (This was a specific house placement - but I sense this really applies to all us during these times),

Our two great luminaries - the Sun and Moon sat snuggly with the awe inspiring Neptune and Chiron.  Neptune and Chiron have been sitting together for some time now, making it very difficult for us to ignore, any longer, both our personal and collective wounds.  They also present us with an opportunity for transformational healing.

The wound of humanity is obvious and 'glowing' - our stubborn sense of holding rigidly to our 'illusions' is wounding, both us and our dear Mother Earth, deeply.

Lillith (Black Moon) sits near the Sun - her energies carried far and wide by the Sun's beams - reminding us all again (she's done a bit of reminding over recent times) of our deepest, hidden rage and sadness at the loss of our Divine Mother.  We cannot continue here without her.  She has waited long and the energy of her sadness and loss has compounded into a powerful force - she will not be ignored much longer!

Energy available for deep relationship healing now. 

Changes now will be sudden - out with the old ways that no longer work - the 'new' energy now surrounds us.

Our way ahead, the methods we use to promote ourselves, to earn our 'bread', to build our 'empires' will now need to have substance - an wholistic pathway is the one that is opening for us now - the only one to walk if we want to continue our journey on this planet.

The intensity in our relationships will be obvious, if we walk toward others with only self interest.  The true value of coming together is to build something real, from the dirt up, with resources that are 'freely given' from the Earth - not raping and plundering, leaving weeping wounds  - what kind of humanity does these things?

A base of true values is needed, Mother Earth as our guide - the Goddess of Healing (Virgo) begins to work on the scars.  Only thru true health that's connected to the Earth - all of these 'pretend' things will be our downfall!  We are not God, let's stop pretending, we have limits to our doing - we just need to admit it.

There's a destiny to delve down deeply into our psyche.  The universe awaits it - deep in our psyche all things are visible, the glorious and the corrupted - time for deep cleansing.

Our focus is on our humanity, the Lights are shining on where we are and what we've created.  We're thinking of ways we can solve these seemingly insurmountable problems - that we've created!

The Luminaries shine their radiant lights like a universal spot light - now it's clear to see, we can see where we are.  We can see the wounds, the blood and puss that is seeping through.  The pain that appears endless - the deepest rage, at the loss we've all suffered - it's time to finish!  

We have the spark of the creator -within our hearts, we have all the tools at our disposal.

It's the way we each are at the core of our being, that creates the world in which we live.

So the Light's shining brilliantly for us all to see, the state of our humanity is now clear for all.

So what steps do we take?  Well, go within - what lies in your heart, what are you radiating?  The solution is simple, although it appears not to be - back to our self, clean up our own backyard.  Then we reach out to others, sharing the love, implanted within each one of us.

Yes, clear thinking is required and a base of 'reality', connection to real things is how we can start!

Time for building solid foundations, it will take hard work - and most probably a little challenge in giving up old habits.

We've grown to think that this virtual world is real - just click a button and it will appear!

So, 'drying out' may cause some discomfort - we have to begin our detoxing from our consumer society.

Yes it's a big job - we've become addicted to our appliances - but we need to be ready for a magnitude of changes.

Are we ready?  Flexibility will be required, are we 'loose' mentally and emotionally?  New things are before us, there's no denyin' - make your foundations strong, and your life based on real things.

There's a lot of energy in the mental realms - a desire to created new local vista's.  We've been reviewing 'old' ways of doing for a while now, time shortly for creating new action.

What worlds will we create?  Both personally and collectively - will it shine with glorious colour, warm the hearts of all who visit?

The ability to create - a powerful gift, we all have that power - how do we use it?

So this New Moon's been a big one - another mighty gift bestowed on us - we are constantly reminded of where we are and what we're doing.  It's amazing it happens that way - it never ceases to awe me - what a super wonderful world we all have the priviledge to visit, for whatever time we are blessed with.

So if you didn't get around to making your New Moon wishes - there's still time.  Beam out those conscious intentions - and watch the physical manifestations bounce back to you.

lotsa luv to you all
and have a great Moon cycle and New Year of the Tiger
it's most definately a year of powerful energy

much love