LIFELIGHT ASTROLOGY UPDATE – 24th November 2013

arrowsMonday’s last quarter moon ushers in a week of finishing off what we began 3 weeks ago and reflecting on our next steps for a new month… a new vision.  Its not necessarily the best time to start new projects (that’s for next week at new moon). Rather, with the Sun having just entered Sagittarius, it’s a good opportunity to step back and get some perspective about the past few weeks. What have we learnt about ourselves, our significant others, our lives, the world? What’s working and what’s not? How can we do things differently?

Things should feel a bit lighter, as we slowly start to emerge from the subterranean depths of Scorpio,  but there’s unlikely to be a whole lot of clarity just yet. Actually, we might not feel very energetic, perhaps less focussed, a little foggy, jaded or just plain lazy.  There might be a rather loud and persistent voice in your head urging you to lighten up, laugh more, let your hair down or hit the road and head off into the sunset. If you can heed the voice and are able to get some time out, great! If, however, like most of us, your head is down and you’re still hard at it, be sure to set some time aside to pause… reconnect with yourself often…. Dream about the future and have some fun!

Next week’s Sagittarius new moon is all about expanding ourselves and our visions for the future. So for now, dust off your little  quiver of arrows,  straighten them out, sharpen them up and get ready to shoot  them off next week in the direction of your dreams.

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LIFELIGHT ASTROLOGY UPDATE – 17th November 2013

LIFELIGHT ASTROLOGY UPDATE – 17th November 2013

Full Moon – Grounding and Gratitude

Sunday’s Full moon in Taurus brings some much needed gentle grounding to the group of planets that are still taking up residence in intense, penetrating, and potentially challenging Scorpio.

This week, the  relationship theme continues (with ourselves and others), as we dive deeper into the watery depths of our souls, to retrieve whatever we’ve been ignoring and bring it up to the surface. This is a hugely powerful time to fix what needs to be fixed, but it can seem somewhat overwhelming (especially for air and fire signs and those lacking water in their charts).

In our physical reality on earth, we catch water in dams and tanks and then build pipes and canals to carry it to wherever it needs to go. Personally we also need to channel this intense emotional energy (water) that we may be feeling, so that it nurtures us and helps  to create positive change.  Now’s the time to construct some internal plumbing systems for ourselves.

Taurus is all about the senses, mother nature, beauty, art, food, and what is truly valuable to us. Ask yourself this full moon what it is that grounds you, makes you feel more secure, more connected, more nurtured, more balanced. Whatever that is, that’s your earthing, your channel, your medicine, so you need to take it. Don’t put it off… If it’s walking… walk, if it’s cooking….cook; if it’s making art…make art…you get the drift 🙂

In addition to that, this  week, before you start your busy day, try standing outside for a few moments… take a few deep breaths, connect with the earth, connect with the sky, connect with yourself. And then take mini pauses throughout the day. When you pour yourself a cup of tea (this works for me), put your cell phone down, walk outside, or sit down and for a few minutes, breathe, look at the beauty around you, sip and just “be”.

The earthy Venusian energy that we have access to right now can really help us commit to doing what we really want to do and to make things happen in an enduring mature way. Focus this week on what is truly valuable to you, as well as on your personal resources, other than money – your unique set of skills, your friends, home, talents and the hundreds of things each day that there are to be grateful for.

On my Facebook community page (check it out here) we’ve just completed 26 days of Gratitude (A to Z). Thanks to all who participated – it was such fun! Its a remarkable practice actually. We can only have one vibration at a time, so when we’re noticing what we’re thankful for, we aren’t mulling over what’s not working. It’s as simple as writing down what you’re grateful for every day… it takes only a couple of moments, but is potentially life changing, not to mention grounding.  “Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more” Melody Hill 

Did you know that gratitude, appreciation and love are the highest vibrations? By simply expressing our gratitude, we raise our vibration and those of the people around us.

I’m running two Gratitude Collage workshops in December (more info) … its a good way to end off the year!

Research has shown that daily gratitude exercises result in higher enthusiasm, determination, alertness, optimism, energy & increase happiness levels by 25%- I can personally vouch for this. 

Have a good week…. soak up that beauty.

In life and light

Michelle 

LIFE LIGHT ASTROLOGY UPDATE – 10th November 2013

Mature feminineSunday’s first Quarter moon has set the scene for an interesting week. First of all, most of you will be pleased to know that Mercury will turn direct on Tuesday, so computer and communication glitches should start easing up. However there’s still some dreaminess and possible confusion around  for most of the week, so be careful when making decisions or signing contracts. Use the creative energy to make or appreciate art, music, dance,  or to spend time in nature, connecting with the beauty around you, even for 5 minutes a day.  

The focus this week  is firmly on the Feminine, with Venus, the planet of love, beauty and money having just entered Capricorn, where she will stay until March next year. She brings with her a level of maturity in the way we handle our relationships, our finances and whatever is valuable to us. If you have a creative outlet which you enjoy, you may feel called upon to spend more time with it and take it more seriously. This earthy Venus also encourages us to find and feel gratitude in our everyday lives, to roll up our sleeves and commit to attending to the present moment, with as much grace as possible.

In my December Art & Soul workshop – we’ll be looking back on the past year and creating a beautiful Gratitude Collage. Click here for more details

As Venus joins Pluto on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, she invites us to  consciously excavate whatever’s been left unattended to in our relationships, financial affairs, or our creativity, without being drawn into the drama of the story, which will be very tempting. Make a commitment to yourself to bring anything you’ve been ignoring or putting off, out into the open.

Those financial worries and woes? – sit down and face them.

Whatever you’ve been procrastinating about – just do it.

The relationship issue that’s been niggling you? Have a heart-to-heart discussion with the person. This is a powerful opportunity to heal our relationships on a deeper level than before.

Any gremlins left unattended and ignored are likely to come bubbling, full of fire and brimstone, to the surface anyway, so we might as well lift the lid gently before that happens.

All in all, this is a great week to embrace the mature, grounded feminine side of yourself, to  show up, feel what you feel and deal with what needs to be dealt with, one step at a time… mountain goat style.