Anyone feeling a bit spun out? Wondering what on earth is going on out there?
Well, I’m going to do my best to explain it from an astrological perspective, as I see it.
For a while now, we’ve had a number of planets in a square alignment called a Grand Cross. It’s been around for about a week and will last until the 13th June.
New moon is on the 5th June, when the Sun and Moon are joined by Venus in Gemini, focusing the spotlight on communication, thoughts and information.
Opposing this bunch is Saturn and squaring them are Jupiter, Neptune and the nodes. Here is the chart, for those of you who might be interested.
With a few other alignments and retrograde planets thrown into the mix, many people are struggling right now and the common theme seems to be, that the more we push and strive and fight, the less things seem to be moving forward!
Anybody keen on joining me on a desert island somewhere?
But for now… back to the square …Cast your mind for a moment to a boxing ring. Ever wondered why it’s called a boxing ring and not a square?
Well I have, so I looked it up. Apparently, the ring refers to the small circle in the centre of the fight area, where the boxers meet at the start of each round. This is then surrounded by the square.
Have fun with this. Imagine yourself as a boxer entering the ring and walking to your corner, all primed, pumped and full of good intentions, ready to slay your opponent and thrill the audience. You put your head down for a millisecond and the next thing you know, you’re unceremoniously lifted up and flung into the corner, compliments of an early attack by your opponent. You have no choice other than to fight back, lest you be pummeled into the ground, which seems to work. Then, just as you’re catching your breath, you’re dragged by your hair to the third corner by an unseen wildcard opponent, who has decided to join the fray. The two of you scramble on the floor, throwing wild punches hither and thither. One lands and your opponent is briefly stilled. Then, just when you think you’re in the clear, you receive an almighty punch from behind, taking the wind out of your rather deflated sails and you find yourself being hauled around the square by yet another unexpected opponent. At this point, you’re bloody and confused, perhaps even a bit dim-witted and your self-confidence is in the dustbin, as the crowd’s boo’s fill the arena.
And then it starts again.
I liken the opponents in this story to the incessant and sometimes brutal noise inside our heads and the constant barrage of busyness and information that bombards us day and night. The more we allow them to enter, unchecked, the further we move away from the circle, from the centre of who we are, from the soul… the heart… and the more we spin out.
We can so very easily can get taken out by our internal dialogue and by the stuff that we’re feeding ourselves on a daily basis.
We lift ourselves out of and above the square or take ourselves to the centre of it– where we are able to get perspective on our thoughts and on the information we are consuming.
We all know the saying “Your thoughts create your reality” But how does it actually work? Well, this is what science says. We generate an electro-magnetic field of attraction or repulsion with every single thought we have, through the release of hormones and chemicals known as peptides.
Our thoughts travel through positive/negative receptors in every cell of our body and fire sequences in the neuro-net passages of our brains. Our unconscious thoughts, which operate below our conscious awareness, also hold great power over our lives, as they continually fire the peptide messengers that unconsciously drive our choices.
When we’re not achieving self mastery in our lives, there is a separation between our unconscious thoughts that are driving our choices, and the conscious thoughts of our desire.
So how do we bridge this divide? By slowing our brain waves down, through creative processes, mindfulness, meditation, quiet contemplation, or time spent in nature… or all of these. Each time we do this, we disconnect from our fearful limited thoughts and form new pathways!
All the more reason to find those quiet moments in the whirlpool of life.
Be sure in the next few weeks (and forever) to pause during the day and check in with your inner dialogue, with the sensations in your body and with the emotions you are feeling. It only takes a few minutes.
Externally, assess what you’re consuming on a daily basis. Is your information diet rich in doom and gloom and are you engaging in situations which bring your vibration up or down and can you make a different choice?
Saturn in Sagittarius (the wise teacher) which is opposing this new moon, is challenging us to step away and see the bigger picture. Jupiter in Virgo is asking that we bring routine into our lives, in order to help us do that. Neptune in Pisces is there to suggest that the way we can stop the spinning is to bring ourselves into the centre and connect at a deeper level. The king of the ocean also reminds us to ask for help from other dimensions when we need it and stop trying to carry the load all on our own.
This new moon, see if you can have a day without consuming any outside information – no reading, no time on social media, no googling, no TV. Remember the days before cell phones, tablets and computers, when we used to be able to completely unplug for a full day or even a weekend? Aaaah…let’s go back there for a while!
What might your soul tell you if you dialed down the noise?
My two workshops this month on the 4th and 25th are all about connecting with our inner dialogue. There’s still space if you’d like to join us – details below. If you’d like an astrology reading or a private coaching session with me, I can help you to investigate what your inner dialogue is. Once you know, you’re far better equipped to re-write the story.
Please take a few moments NOW …before you do anything else to listen to some of the most profound words ever written (in my opinion), regarding the power of our Thoughts and their impact on every day life…spoken so eloquently by Sir Lawrence Olivier in the musical “Time” Close your eyes and listen.
In Life and Light