Lifelight Astrology Update 15 October – Last quarter Moon

 

 

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Well here we are, pretty much slap bang in the middle of two eclipses – the lunar eclipse (full moon) of the 8 October and the upcoming Solar Eclipse (new moon) in Scorpio on  24 October. This period has been compared to being in a birth canal and that sure is how if feels for me, as things inch very slooooowllly along. Today particularly, we have a last quarter moon, which is always a bit of a crisis in consciousness anyway and this one is caught up in a Grand Cross formation, with Pluto and Uranus, which seems even more uncomfortable than usual.  It’s as if we’re being held in a holding pattern whilst we reassess everything. On the one hand there’s a feeling of discomfort with the status quo and on the other, there’s a lack of motivation to do anything about it, or a feeling that when we do, not a whole lot happens.

As when a baby is in the birth canal, or a sprout is getting ready to emerge from a seed, this really isn’t the best time to be pushing and struggling and resisting, because it ain’t gonna  do one bit of good. As with any new birth, you kinda have to wait until it’s ready to emerge.

Looking at next week’s new moon  in Scorpio, we need to go beyond the normal surface layers now, challenge  the norms and shift our perceptions. This is what we’re being called to do personally and collectively.

We can all use this relatively  non-productive time to get rid of the clutter in our lives and psyches, in order to make way for new growth. If you feel that you aren’t moving forward in your life, there’s probably some blockage somewhere. You might need to talk to someone about how you feel, or write  down the thoughts that are swilling around in your head, do some process art 🙂 ;  or a physical detox or actually clear out any unnecessary stuff in your home or workplace. Your soul may be crying out for some exfoliating and nurturing before you go flying into your next outward endeavour. Let the ideas emerge like sprouts, in their own sweet time.

Yesterday, I was feeling well and truly stuck and my ever practical Taurean friend, Ev, seeing that my beautiful roses were starting to drop, suggested that I cut the stems off and  put them in a bowl of water. This one action turned out to be a real eye opener and spanner for me…. Thanks Ev.

First of all, as I cut those stems off and threw them into the garden to return to the earth, it felt as if I had ridden myself of some of the the dead wood inside me that was draining my life force.

Placing the roses one by one,  in a bowl of water felt incredibly nurturing.  As the tiny stems seeped in the water, the blooms opened up even more and probably because they are being held by the feminine nurturing of the water, they have stopped dropping their petals for now.

Today, they are even more beautiful than they were yesterday– just as they are, patiently accepting this stage of their lives and awaiting the next step, whilst they continue to provide me and my home with colour and beauty a while longer.

And lastly, the roses look completely different in the bowl than they did in the vase, just as we do and life does when we shift and expand our perspective.

Nature is such an amazing teacher and Life really is full of lessons if we just open our eyes and hearts.  See my November Art & Soul Workshops below – My Life as a Tree – so excited about this one. If you are on my blog page, email me for details on michellemcclunan@gmail.com

Some questions to ask yourself this week.

What’s the dead wood you need to cut out of your life?

How can you be more nurturing and accepting of yourself?

Can you shift your perspective and see yourself and your life in a different way

Can you allow yourself to just be – here – now.

 

In life and light

 

Michelle

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LIFELIGHT ASTROLOGY UPDATE – 24th November 2013

arrowsMonday’s last quarter moon ushers in a week of finishing off what we began 3 weeks ago and reflecting on our next steps for a new month… a new vision.  Its not necessarily the best time to start new projects (that’s for next week at new moon). Rather, with the Sun having just entered Sagittarius, it’s a good opportunity to step back and get some perspective about the past few weeks. What have we learnt about ourselves, our significant others, our lives, the world? What’s working and what’s not? How can we do things differently?

Things should feel a bit lighter, as we slowly start to emerge from the subterranean depths of Scorpio,  but there’s unlikely to be a whole lot of clarity just yet. Actually, we might not feel very energetic, perhaps less focussed, a little foggy, jaded or just plain lazy.  There might be a rather loud and persistent voice in your head urging you to lighten up, laugh more, let your hair down or hit the road and head off into the sunset. If you can heed the voice and are able to get some time out, great! If, however, like most of us, your head is down and you’re still hard at it, be sure to set some time aside to pause… reconnect with yourself often…. Dream about the future and have some fun!

Next week’s Sagittarius new moon is all about expanding ourselves and our visions for the future. So for now, dust off your little  quiver of arrows,  straighten them out, sharpen them up and get ready to shoot  them off next week in the direction of your dreams.