Lifelight Astrology Update 9 February

Lunar Eclipse 11th February – It’s a biggie!

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Hi everybody. Here’s a heads-up on the first eclipse of the year, which happens on the 11th February. This is a lunar eclipse, or a multi-coloured full moon on steroids! It will be followed by a Solar Eclipse (new moon) on the 26th February.

An eclipse 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 to the surface!  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 degree of the eclipse is at 22 degrees Leo and Aquarius, so look at the houses that it straddles to find out where it’s likely to play out in your chart.

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!

The sun is in airy AQUARIUS  (which represents individuality, originality and quirkiness) The moon is in multi-coloured LEO, which represents creativity, joy, warmth and fun.  Together they form a mystic rectangle with Jupiter (the planet of expansion and opportunity) and Uranus (the planet of conscious collective change and liberation).

(Now you know why I posted the pic of the Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitten!)

And that’s not all! They form a  GRAND FIRE TRINE and not one, but  two kites – a stunning combination of air and fire energy that provides a gateway to inspiration, enthusiasm, opportunity and change.

Have a look at this chart and try to sense  the energy of the rectangle, the big blue  triangle and the 2 kites. The blue lines symbolise easy flowing energy, the red  lines represent polarities or tension.  How does it feel to you?

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This eclipse has a big upside. It’s a beautiful invitation 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 out and ripple out into the world (Aquarius).

There’s a whole lot of good, positive energy around, but we also need to be aware that all the planets involved are ALL  in fire and air signs – that’s a lot of of masculine energy right there!  When I personally feel into the energy, it seems exciting, quickening, almost urgent! There’s lots of inspiration (fire), an abundance  of ideas (air) and plenty of busy-ness!

One small note of caution. We need to remember that air fans fire and that runaway fires can destroy everything in sight!

So…

it would be  good…

to remember to…

PAUSE

in between different activities over the next few weeks. Stop, take a few breaths before we start the next activity or engage with the next idea!

Try it… It really does work!

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

If there is a situation or issue that you don’t know 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, 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!

If you haven’t already booked, I still have space on my Rainbow Healing Workshop on 25th February. Its the perfect time to be shifting and clearing and healing!

TRUE COLOURS (Lovely version here) 

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

Show me a smile then
Don’t be unhappy, can’t remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you’ve taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I’ll be there

And I’ll see your true colours
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow

In life and light, with a few rainbow butterfly unicorn chickens thrown in !

 

Michelle

 

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Lifelight Astrology – New Moon 6th May

abundance moon

PROSPERITY PORTAL

On Friday 6th May, there is the most beautiful,  prosperous and fertile new moon alignment we’ve had in ages. Beautiful because the sun and the moon are joined by  Mercury and Venus in Taurus (the sign of love, beauty and worth)-  a stellium (group) of planets which on its own brings sweetness, sensuality and a celebration of our earthly delights. But that’s not all – this new moon also forms  a flowing grand trine with Pluto and Jupiter – a connection wthich represents transformation, power and wealth;  and a sextile to Neptune, which brings a sprinkle of  Divine inspiration  and creativity into the mix.

And then … 2 days after this magical new moon, on the 8th May, Jupiter, who has been retrograde since mid January, finally turns direct. This will  hopefully start to turn the tides of prosperity, especially if you’ve been feeling that things have been going more or less nowhere or backwards since the beginning of the year.

However, we do need to acknowledge that even after Jupiter turns direct, we  will still have 4 planets in retrograde, so the key to navigating this energy, is to be patient and mindful. Rapid movements and impatience seem to  just set us back even more at the moment, so we really don’t have much option other than to go  S L O W L Y  one step at a time.

We  are being given a major opportunity to tune into the rhythm of Mother Earth (Taurus);  give our minds time off (Mercury retrograde);  slow things down energetically/ rest and recover (Mars retrograde); and assimilate/ consolidate (Saturn Retrograde)  the shifts / transformations (Pluto Retrograde) and higher learnings (Jupiter Retrograde) we have made and received over the past few months .

Even if you feel as though you haven’t been making much progress outwardly, if you slow down, tune in and listen, you will see that you have internally shifted.

When last did you really slow down?

I’m doing a wonderful Mindfulness course with some brilliant life coach friends at the moment (email me for details) , where we are being encouraged to be more mindful in  every area of our lives. What a difference it makes to everything!

There is an old Zen saying “ When eating, just eat!

Try it – When you’re eating, don’t do anything else. Just eat. When you’re drinking, just drink. Sip by sip. When washing the dishes, just wash the dishes. Feel the warm water on your hands. When brushing your teeth, just focus on doing that one thing.  Open up all your senses – look at the colours and the shapes, feel the surface textures, notice the sounds in your environment, smell the smells. You’ll notice that when you focus on one sense, it expands and improves your experience.

Taurus represents fertility and connects us to Gaia or Mother Earth. When we attune ourselves to her rythms, we tap into the stream of abundance.

This weekend, take some time to really smell the roses. Sit outside, or better still lie on the grass and just be. Listen to the sounds, feel the earth supporting you. Watch the clouds scudding across the sky. Smell the earth.  Feel how prosperous you really are, your connection to all that is and to the sense of stability that exists in the present moment.

feet on earth

This is just what we’re doing at the Slow  retreat I’m facilitating in the Midlands this weekend. Perfect timing!. On 21st May, we’ll connect with our Power Animals and see what they have to tell us.  Email me for details

In the next few weeks, from a non-judgemental, compassionate place, notice the stories you tell yourself  about perhaps not deserving time off or not being valuable unless you’re pushing and striving. Listen to the words you utter about prosperity, abundance and value. When we continually  affirm that things are difficult, stuck or lacking, that’s exactly what our reality is going to be.

This is an opportunity to plant new seeds of prosperity and value in your life.

At any moment during your day, when faced with a decision or a choice, ask yourself what would be the most valuing thing you could do

Reflect on what or who, in your life is really valuable … now. Your values may have changed.

Ackowledge and appreciate the prosperity you do have in your life

Connect with your own value. If you feel that you, as a human being, aren’t valuable, how much would you accept for your  right hand, or an eye, a leg, your heart, your lungs?.

You get the drift…

Ok? … So… slow down, you valuable, magnificent being and celebrate your life – you deserve to!

And…Happy Mothers Day to all you amazing women out there…!

In life and light

Michelle