Lifelight Astrology Update – Full moon 16 January 2014

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EMBRACING THE FEMININE

Full moon this Thursday the 16th January is in the “feeling” sign of Cancer. Together with Venus in retrograde, the focus is firmly on embracing and expanding the mature feminine within us – men and women alike. Rather than expecting and waiting for someone else to provide what we need, we need to give it to ourselves.

With the Sun still in Capricorn, much of our energy is on our personal and practical goals, as we immerse ourselves into the responsibilities of the year ahead and work out how we intend to climb our individual mountains as it were.

As we do this, we’re being asked to remember that we are human beings and not human doings. We’re reminded this week to balance the “doing” with some heart-centred feminine “being”.

Take moments out of your busy schedule to stop… connect with your body and just notice what’s happening. Bring your attention to wherever you feel tension, pressure or pain. With gentle awareness breathe into it and allow whatever comes up to just be there, without judgement or resistance. You might see or sense a colour, a sensation, a symbol or a feeling. Notice it, accept it and allow it with a soft heart. Ask what you need and give it to yourself. This might sound “me” centred, but amazingly  the more you do this, the more you’ll notice the relationships in your life begin to change, as your gentleness and compassion is reflected back to you. As our own responses become less spiky and more considered (Capricorn), our interactions with others become smoother as well.

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 our beloved Madiba is a Cancerian – real men, completely in touch with the Divine Feminine – that’s what the world needs now.

Footnote – As a fellow Cancerian, I wanted to share this mandala with you, painted recently by me, after a heart-centred meditation.

Please contact me if you need help with navigating the year ahead. I offer private and group Process Art sessions and astrology consultations. There are still a couple of places left on my two Vision Board Workshops on the 18th January and 8th February.

Blessings

Michelle

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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