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 

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Mercury Retrograde – 22 October 2013

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Mercury in Scorpio goes retrograde tomorrow and will only turn direct again on 12th November. As this usually coincides with disturbances or breakdowns in all forms of communication and conveyance, be sure to  back up your ALL your data, allow for extra travel time, check documents before you sign them and take ten deep breaths before you react verbally.

Apart from the irritating stuff, at a deeper level, we are all being given an opportunity to carefully consider and transform (Scorpio) the way we think and communicate.

During the next few weeks, unplug from the continual influx of information whenever you can and re-flect on the quality of your thoughts. Ask whether the story you’re telling about yourself and your world is true. If not, set the intention to ditch some of the old mental garbage and start re-designing and re-framing your thoughts.

What are the thoughts that dominate your waking moments?

How can you look at the same life scenario from a different perspective?

What we focus on expands – positive or negative. So, instead of lamenting about what we don’t have, how about  expressing gratitude daily for our blessings.  Also, the more we visualise the kind of life we’d like to live, the higher our frequency rises and the more chance we have of actually attracting it.

Lets all help keep the good vibes going. Visit my community page on Facebook and join The 26 day Gratitude Challenge starting tomorrow.