Full Moon January 21st Total Lunar Eclipse – Rainbow Portal

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Hi everybody.  Are you feeling the potent energy of the forthcoming total eclipse that is building on 20th/ 21st January?

We are currently in between two eclipses, which is known as a gateway or portal, taking us from where we have been to where we want to be.

Not only is this  a total Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, but  also a “blood moon” and “super moon”, due to its totality and closeness to the earth.  You could safely say it’s a full moon on steroids! As the ancients would have reminded us, blood moons  often coincide with powerful endings and karmic lessons.

In South Africa, the actual eclipse happens at 7:16am on 21st Jan, so we won’t be able to see it, but we will most certainly be feeling it –as some of you probably already are!

This is an important astrological event, because it’s the last eclipse there will occur on the Leo / Aquarius axis for another 19 years. Eclipses happen in cycles (like everything in astrology) and straddle a pair of signs over a period of about 2 years.  SO…, this one, is a big culmination of what was happening in our lives in February 2017 and also has longer threads back to the period between Aug 1998 and July 2000.

With a colourful Leonine flourish, this closing eclipse can bring home the message and the learning of the last two/ 21 years.

The degree of this eclipse is 0 degrees of Leo, opposite the Sun at 0 degrees of Aquarius. If you understand a bit of astrology and have a copy of your chart, look at the houses that Leo and Aquarius reside in and rule. For example, if Leo rules or resides in your 9th house of travel/ higher learning/ new philosophies, you might find that that something which was happening then in those areas, might occur again, but in a different way. Remember that we don’t just go around in circles. We evolve spirally, so this is another layer up!

RAINBOW PORTAL

An eclipse always represents a gateway, an opportunity, an opening… as well as a time when whatever has been going on beneath the surface, tends to rise up.  Being a full moon, the focus is likely to be on relationships – those with the people in our lives, as well as with our money, our bodies, our homes etc. The good news is that due to the way the planets are aligning around this eclipse, there is a real potential to clear and shift old patterns and obstacles!

This lunar eclipse is a aligned with the North node, which means its connected with our unique purpose as co-creators!  It beckons us to stand up and be counted, to put our money where our mouths are and to display our true colours.

The sun in airy Aquarius (which represents visionary ideas,  originality, out-the-boxness, community, the collective )  fans the flames of this moon   which is in multi-coloured Leo,  and represents  individual creativity, expression, joy, warmth, generosity and fun.

Together they form a square to Uranus,  the planet of individual and collective consciousness and liberation. The alignment can bring about sudden changes (particularly if you have felt like you’ve been going around in circles on the same pond for a while).  It can also feel disruptive or eruptive for some, particularly if you are hanging on to the status quo too tightly.  Heads up – Its likely to expose whatever is preventing us from stepping into our true, individual beingness.

If we’re able to find our still-point in the midst of all the current movement, there’s an excellent chance that we can use the energy of this eclipse to shift, resolve and clear old redundant issues, close a chapter, shift our consciousness and turn a corner.

On the day of the eclipse, Jupiter and Venus (known as the two beneficial planets) are hanging out together at the same degree in optimistic, far reaching, adventurous Sagittarius and in a beautiful trine to Mars in Aries.  And there’s  more – ALL  the planets are now direct (i.e none are retrograde)  which is the first time in ages and ages.  This provides us with a big, sunny, open  window of luck, possible good fortune and forward momentum… at last!

The eclipse ushers  a beautiful invitation for us to connect with and express our true colours in all their glory– our inner sun, our heart, our creative life source (Leo) and then allow our unique expression to shine and ripple out into the world (Aquarius).

HOW BEST  TO ALIGN WITH THIS ENERGY

If there is a situation or issue that you’re not sure how to resolve, try sitting quietly for a  few moments. Connect to your breath and then gently place the situation inside your heart. Send send light and love into it, breathe out and surrender it upwards and outwards.

Then be  on the lookout  for unexpected aha moments, ideas, synchronous meetings, downloads,  inspirations and  new answers to old problems. They WILL come in if we are open enough. We simply need to show up in our true  multi-coloured presence!

To make the most of the co-creator / forward energy of this time, you might try this:

Take three pieces of paper. On each one, list one thing/ situation that you would really like to create/  bring into your life and the reasons why. Then on the reverse, write why you are ready to manifest it– no buts, no maybes, no negatives.  Then release it to the eclipse and see what happens!

VISION BOARD WORKSHOP

To make the most of this visionary energy, I will be running two workshops over the next few weeks. I have only one place left on the 19th February and a few available on 9th Feb. Pop me an email if you would like to join us.

ASTROLOGY CONSULTS – YOUR SOLAR RETURN

Each year, the sun returns to the same position it was on the day you were born. This is called your Solar Return, which is why we wish people Many Happy Returns on their birthday. After you’ve had your natal chart done, its a good idea to have an update once a year. This is a stand alone chart, which gives you a weather report for the year ahead. Referring to this during the year, will help you to stay on track with your Soular Power.  We will also look at transits and progressions to your  Natal Chart, which remains your fundamental Astrological blueprint.

I’m booking consultations now from the second week of February.

TRUE COLOURS LYRICS

 

You with the sad eyes

Don’t be discouraged

Oh I realize

It’s hard to take courage

In a world full of people

You can lose sight of it all

And the darkness inside you

Can make you feel so small

 

But I see your true colours

Shining through

I see your true colours

And that’s why I love you

So don’t be afraid to let them show

Your true colours

True colours are beautiful

Like a rainbow

 

In Life and LIght

Michelle

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Lifelight Astrology 11 January 2017

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Image by Gabriel Tamaya

HONOURING THE FEMININE

We kick this year off Astrologically with an intense, super sensitive, feminine Full Moon in Cancer on 12th  January, AND all the planets have turned direct!  Leading up to, during and after the Full Moon, it’s highly likely that emotions could run high. Full moons  always highlight the polarities that exist within us and in our relationships, bringing to the surface that which has been hiding in the dark. .. and this is a big one!

Involved  with this Full moon, are  Pluto the plumber and planet of intense transformation who is travelling close to the Sun in responsible Capricorn, the Moon in sensitive, nurturing Cancer; both of which are squared by Uranus ( planet of change) and Jupiter (planet of expansion) .  This forms a giant Grand Cross in the Sky, which has the potential of cracking open and breaking through the armour that we may have erected around our hearts, in our striving to move forward. The full moon is also in a flowing trine formation to a group of planets in Pisces (a feminine sign). These include the wounded healer Chiron, Neptune, Mars and Venus, so its a very fertile time for feeling and healing on all levels.

As we all hurtle up our respective responsibility-laden, goal-driven mountains,  ensuring that we’re earning enough money, working as hard as we can, taking care of everybody else, perhaps burning the candle at both ends,  there’s a huge  tendency to close off our hearts, block off our emotions and become desensitised to what’s actually  going on inside and around us .

This full moon sets the scene for us to really start to honour and respect the softer, more vulnerable parts of ourselves, because only when we’re able to do so, can we respect and honour the same in others.

Meryl Streep recently made a powerful heart wrenching speech when she received her award at the Golden Globes.   There has been some controversy about it, but for me, Streep ( a Cancerian)  epitomises the mature woman, who despite her huge success, has kept her heart open and therein lies her immense talent and power.

She quotes

Disrespect invites disrespect.

Violence incites violence.  

Take your broken heart.

Make it into Art.

Most of us are scared stiff of allowing our hearts to be broken open. It feels much easier to  build walls around them. We witness something horrifying.  We turn away. We continue to trudge up the mountain. We become immune!

The problem is that when we block out the difficult feelings, we also block out the good ones.  Repress, ignore or numb pain and we start to flat-line, as  feelings of love and joy can’t flow freely either.

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This full moon and for the next few weeks, see if you can  surrender to the feelings that arise  (because  they will).  Feel.  Breathe. Soften. Allow.  If you try it – you’ll notice that the difficult  emotions pass  much quicker when we don’t suppress them and they are also less likely to  emerge later as  explosions or illness or depression.

This grand cross is likely to bring some of  our exiled shadow bits out of hiding. This could result in people projecting their issues onto you, so,  when interacting with others in the next few days, take long, deep, calming breaths before you react.

 As our own emotional reactions (Cancer) become less spiky and more considered (Capricorn), our interactions with others become smoother as well.

The message of this full moon is about  embracing and expanding the mature mother within us , men and women alike. Rather than expecting and waiting for someone else to provide us with what we need, we’re being asked to learn to give it to ourselves. But… before we can do that, we have to connect with what we need.

If it’s normal for you to put everybody else’s needs before yours, this is the time to start turning that around. There really is nothing noble about ignoring our feelings and our needs and not taking care of ourselves. All that happens when we do, is that they go underground, only to reappear in a different form, when we least expect it.

 If, like many of us, you’re not particularly adept at nurturing yourself, commit (Capricorn) to doing something nurturing (Cancer) for yourself every single day, until it becomes a habit.  Its like watering a plant daily. Do it with love and tenderness and the plant will flourish and grow.  This will look different for us all. It could be something as simple as massaging cream (gently and tenderly) into your skin, quietly sipping a steaming cup of something, languishing in a hot foamy bath or cooking yourself some comfort food.

If each of us brings more softness, more gentlenesss into our lives, it magnifies out into the world and brings about change at a level we cannot even comprehend.

“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers restorers, story tellers and lovers of all kinds”.

These are the words of the Dalai Lama, who like Madiba,  is a Cancerian – real men, who have integrated their Mature Feminine. This is what the world needs now.

Love

 

Michelle