wish upon a star

As June draws to a close and we usher in July, there’s a little bit of magic and a touch of  stardust in the air. If you’ve been on Facebook over the last week, you’ve probably caught the rainbow wave, as the world celebrates the overturning of the same sex marriage ban in the US…. Finally!  Good to know that some things are moving in a positive direction!

And now in the next few days we have a whole lot of brightness happening in our night skies… and hopefully our lives!

If you’ve turned your eyes skywards over the past couple of weeks, you would have seen two really bright “stars” up there!  Last weekend they were very close to the moon. What you’ve actually been gazing at, are Jupiter and Venus, our two most beautiful, beneficial, bountiful planets. They’ve been waltzing towards each other for a while now and on June 30th / July 1st, the music reaches a crescendo and the two finally come together in a gorgeous swoosh of light.

From our view point, this is likely to look like one very bright star and is apparently the closest they’ve been to one another in 2000 years.  It’s been suggested (and debated extensively) that a similar occurrence may have been what was called the “Star of Bethlehem” ,way back when the three wise men were trundling through the desert.

So… what does this mean for us?  Well Jupiter (Zeus) symbolises growth, higher learning, optimism, faith and wisdom, expanding whatever he comes into contact with. Venus (Aphrodite) is the planet of beauty, love, feminine energy, music, art, dance… and money!  When the two of them come together in LEO, it’s like super-charged abundant, creative, heart centred love energy. 

Why not let it help light our way towards your wildest imaginings?

What are you wildest imaginings?

If there was ever a time to wish upon a star, this is it… so… on the 30th June and/or 1st July, if the skies are clear, grab a blanket, wrap up warmly,  lie down on your back and gaze up into the western part of the heavens.  Let that beautiful, expansive energy seep into every cell, filling up your tanks and then allow yourself to be like a child and to wander and drift and dream and imagine and send out a wish from the middle of your heart.

If you know a bit about astrology, the house that contains 21 degrees Leo will be where you can expect some expansion!

When You Wish Upon A Star Lyrics

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you.

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do.

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Suddenly, it comes to you
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

When a star is born
They possess a gift or two.
One of them is this
They have the power to make a wish come true.

If you’re feeling generous, why not send out a wish or positive intention (or ten) for our planet and for humanity too… maybe keep those going for the whole month?

If you’d like to use this energy to start writing a new story for your life, come and join us for an Art & Soul workshop on 18 or 25 July. Details below.

A few of us lucky souls will be making the most of it at my Winter Art & Soul Retreat in the Midlands this weekend – this one’s fully booked, but if you’re keen to do it, let me know. I might just put together another one before the end of winter… just saying!

Before I go and star gaze, I need to just fill you in on the Full moon on July 2nd July, which is in patriarchal, traditional, pragmatic, ambitious Capricorn. She joins with intensely transformative Pluto and opposes the Sun and Mars in patriotic, motherly Cancer… a slightly tricky, rather potent configuration, to say the least.

There’s a good chance that  emotional issues could get stirred up with this lunation, especially around security, the home, the state of the nation/s. This is a time to be very authentic about how you’re feeling, but call upon the energy of Jupiter and Venus  to keep all your communication (with yourself and others)  firmly anchored in your heart. It’s a great opportunity to emotionally and physically clear out whatever is weighing you down and cluttering your life, so as to make  space for the new to enter.  Be kind to yourself and others, when and if things feel overwhelming. Breathe… soften…. Be… !