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 – Full Moon 14th February – Lets Fall in Love

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Lets fall in love

Well, Valentines Day’s  here, perfectly coinciding with a beautiful full moon in Leo, which just happens to be in the sign of romance, celebration and grand gesture. Leo also happens to rule the heart and connects us to our deepest desires, creativity and inner light.

So… it’s a wonderful time to give and receive love – as we’ve been reminded of for weeks at every turn – it’s like a heart / rose / cuddly toy hurricane out there!  But setting the consumerism aside, let’s use this opportunity to connect with the real symbolism of it all.

Let us ask ourselves this Full Moon… this Valentines Day…

  • What is love…. Actually?
  • Is Love a verb?
  • Is Love a vibration? – see the shape the word love makes on water above – Dr Emoto
  • What does the commandment – “Love one another” really mean
  • Who do you love?
  • How do you love?
  • How unconditional is your love?

The way I see it, pure unconditional love is not a sentiment. It  is the most powerful vibration, force, energy, in the entire Universe and it emanates from the human heart.

In my experience when we’re able to bring ourselves into the present moment and drop into our hearts (fall in love)  we feel truly connected and at peace, regardless of what’s happening “out there”.  Automatically, we start to flow and vibrate with, rather than against everything else.  (Click  here for details on my next Love Mandala workshop).  It’s when we’re disconnected from our hearts, that we separate ourselves, resist what is and experience suffering.

Speaking of suffering, it might not be all gorgeous red roses for some of us at the moment. Good Old Saturn’s firmly plonked himself in Scorpio and is squaring our beautiful romantic Full Moon! That means there’s a good chance that some of our deepest issues and perceptions about love (or lack thereof) may be stirred up in the next few days. Those tough old thorns might very well poke through the surface and demand attention, like hungry children … lack of self worth,  abandonment, rejection, aloneness, fear, doubt… 

All we can do is invite them in with kindness and ask what they have to teach (Saturn is the teacher, after all).  Ask yourself how you can show your hungry child some love. What is the most loving thing you can do for you? It might be to simply get some rest. Lots of us are feeling more tired than normal. When you consider that the Sun represents our physical Vitality and  Saturn represents limitation, it figures that the combination will be Limited vitality / energy … so take some time to chill and kick back a bit. 

And ask yourself – can you love yourself and others, thorns and all; can you can accept yourself, others and your life situation as it is right now… in this moment?

Love is such a big word, such a big subject, that I’ve decided to dedicate a whole month to it. Starting tomorrow, I will do my best to post something interesting on Love on my Facebook page every day – It would be wonderful if you would participate, share and help to lift our personal and planetary vibration to one of Love.

Let’s fall in love this month

When we live in the vibration of love, we express compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, respect, generosity, joy, peace—all that inspires, empowers and enhances life.

This Valentine’s day,  please spread the love further than your lover/husband/wife. Let the other people in your life know they are loved and appreciated too. 

With love

Michelle