NEW MOON, MERCURY RETROGRADE, URANUS MOVES!

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6 MARCH 2019

Change is in the air

This is a big week astrologically, starting with a New Moon in Pisces on the 6th March, which is less than one degree away from Neptune, king of the ocean and ruler of Pisces. Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces on the same day, until 28th March,  which involves a a rare and close dance  with Neptune that will last until the middle of April. This expands and extends the Piscean theme considerably.

Last, but certainly not least, also on 6th March, Uranus, the planet of change, re-enters Taurus, where he will stay until 2025/6.  At this new moon, we have 5 planets in mutable (changeable) signs, suggesting that this is a time where things are shifting and moving at warp speed. The faster they go, the more we need to slooooowwww down and breathe!

PISCES

pisces glyph

Let’s plunge into those Piscean waters a little more deeply. When the Sun makes its way through the sign of the fish, the final sign of the zodiac, it marks the end of our Astrological year. Although New Moons are always the time to plant intentions, this one asks that we hit the pause button on our fast, forward moving,  analytical minds and spend time going within, re-visiting and re-visioning  our dreams, ideals, aspirations, and spirituality and setting intentions from a much deeper, more feminine heart-based place.

Pisces is a mutable water sign (the symbol is of two fish swimming in opposite directions) – representing the healer, the mystic, the artist.  We might see it as one fish giving us access to the dreamworld, the unconscious, imagination, intuition, Divine Connection and calling upon us to surrender to the flow of life.  The other fish might urge us to separate from the flow of life, swim upstream and can lead us to feel confused,  deluded, addicted or  victimised.

The question is – do we choose to go with the flow,  try to swim upstream or find a balance between the two? That, for me, is the theme of the coming lunar month.

The next few weeks  will be very supportive  for dream-work, art, meditation and reaching expanded states of consciousness.   Honour this energy by spending time in and around water and nature, listening to gentle music and quietening yourself as often as you can. Our extra sensory perception, intuition and sensitivity are heightened right now, so if we slow down and listen, we can find healing and receive direct guidance from Source.

If, however, we persist in forging forward, ignoring our bodies and disregarding our intuition, this can be a time of confusion, fogginess, feelings of victim-hood, and misunderstandings. Our bodies will be more sensitive too, so we need to pay more attention to what they are communicating to us and what we’re ingesting.  This is the  time of the year to detox on all levels, release, surrender and flow with what arising. Any resistance to what “is” is only going to make it harder, so why resist… right?

MERCURY RETROGRADE

As you will know if you read my blogs regularly, during Mercury Retrograde, travel plans and communications can and often do, go awry. I highly suggest that you double check any travel bookings, vehicle road-worthiness,  back up all your data and be very clear in your communications with others.  Read the fine print on any contracts carefully over the next few weeks and if you’re unsure, get a second opinion.

URANUS IN TAURUS

Uranus moves into Taurus on the day of the New Moon and will stay there until 2026. The planet of change visited Taurus from  6th May to 7th November last year, so take a few moments to  reflect on what was happening then and you’re likely to find a connection to what’s coming up and changing for you now.  If you have a copy of your chart, this will  likely be in the houses in which Taurus resides. When a slow moving planet like Uranus changes signs, we all feel the energy in some way, but if you have any personal planets or your ascendant in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Aquarius and Scorpio) you will probably feel this move more acutely.  Over the next 7 years, Uranus will move over these points in your chart, symbolising some change in those areas.

The interesting thing about Uranus in Taurus is just how different the energies are.

URANUS

Uranus glyph

Uranus was referred to by the Romans as “the great awakener” and to the Greeks,  he was the “God of the sky” and the creator of life as we know it.  The symbol for Uranus is a circle, 2 crescents and a cross, symbolising the bringing of divine truth into our lives on earth. Astrologically, Uranus rules everything related to the sky – lightning, electricity, electronics, new inventions, sound waves, the internet,  metaphysics, alternative modalities, out-the-box thinking,  healing, computers and community.

This energy of Uranus is revolutionary, maverick, free spirited and innovative – a Uranus move can be likened to a flash of lightning, shaking loose whatever is stagnant or immovable, in order to make way for the new.

We could view Uranus moving into a new sign in a similar way as we see a software upgrade on our computer or cell phone. At first it can feel irritating, as we might have to stop what we’re doing and reboot the computer. However, when its done and we settle in to the new changes, we start to appreciate the upgrade and the new features that are available to us.

TAURUS

Where Uranus rules the sky, you might say that Taurus rules planet earth.  This fixed, feminine, earth sign  is very concerned with safety, stability and not shaking the foundations or upsetting the status quo. Particularly when threatened, the bull can  dig his heals  in and stubbornly hang onto whatever seems to constitutes security and safety.

Taurus rules the land, our food, our money,  our physical bodies, beauty, the five senses,  and that which we possess and value.

SKY MEETS EARTH

When Uranus and Taurus combine, there are usually significant, sometimes radical changes.  Globally, a move like this can signal sudden, unpredictable shifts  to planet earth. I’m not an expert in the astrology of  global events, but when Uranus moved into Taurus last year, it coincided with the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, which resulted in around 1700 people evacuating their homes.

Historically if we look back, when Uranus was last in Taurus in the 1930’s, the world saw the rise of Hitler and many countries changed their monetary system from the gold standard. Most global astrologers are predicting  many more changes to our monetary systems over the next 7 years, possibly moving more and more towards crypto-currencies etc.  We are likely to see more technological inventions and changes in our health care, personal health monitoring, farming, food and beauty.

We are also likely to see radical change in our  value systems, with more and more people moving towards owning less and simplifying their lives. There could be a lot more people living in communities, sharing resources, cars, homes and working together to become more self sustainable.

As a collective, the next 7 years is calling upon us to raise our consciousness, to attune to and honour this planet and our own bodies.  The best investment we can make is learning to become more self autonomous, live more simply,  start our own businesses, grow our own food and  rely on our own resources, thereby reducing our debt load.

Uranus in Taurus will urge us to really take care our food, our water resources and all aspects of the feminine –  and to remember that Earth is a living, breathing being and without her, we humans cease to exist. If we persist in abusing her as we have done, she will retaliate. This is happening already on a personal level with more and more women widely publicising abuse and mistreatment.

Personally, over the next 7 years we will be asked to reevaluate where we find our safety, belonging and security.  We will be asked to redefine our value systems and our relationship with whatever we believe we possess – (as if we ever really possess anything in this constantly changing world).  We will be asked to question how we define ourselves, which is revealed by the words we speak.  Be aware of sentences  starting with  “I live for… my pets, my job, my home, my art, my partner, my children.  or “I am a …. mother, business person, seeker etc”.  Yes,  these things might be important to us or they might be the roles we play, but we cannot let them define who we are any longer.  I find it helpful, when I feel very attached to something, to put the word “the” in front of it. Instead of “my” car, “my home”, by referring to it as “the car, the home etc, helps to give me some space and perspective, from which I am able to respond with  more clarity.

Uranus in Taurus urges us to find our sense of stability and belonging from the only place that never changes – that quiet still place inside us that is always there, no matter how crazy the world around us is.

HOW THIS AFFECTS YOU PERSONALLY

If you would like to understand where Uranus is moving through your chart and how this move is likely to be working with you personally, you might like to set up an update reading with me.

In life and light

 

Michelle

 

 

 

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A Call to Re-awaken the Sacred Feminine

Hi All

There have been a whole lot of shifts and a changes in my life over the last month or two, which is why I haven’t done a lot of communicating with you all.  At the moment, I am taking a bit of time out to re-connect with myself, just “be” and to set the groundwork for some ideas that have been wanting expression for a long time.

As usual, this strongly coincides with the planetary energy of the moment, so although I wasn’t intending to write anything right now, there is so much heavenly stuff happening, I just had to share it with you.

We have a few pretty major happenings this week in particular – which are sending us very clear messages from the Universe.

NEW MOON IN TAURUS AND URANUS MOVES INTO TAURUS

On the 15th May, we have a NEW MOON in the sign of TAURUS, coinciding with URANUS, the planet of change, revolution and awakening, moving into Taurus, the sign of stability and sustainability, for the first time in 84 years!  We always feel a shift when one of the outer, slower moving planets moves into a different sign! When Uranus is involved, it is almost always a wake-up call of sorts, for us personally, as well as globally.

To give you some idea of the potential power of these alignments, 7 Years ago, when Uranus (the one who shakes things up)  moved from Pisces (the ocean) into Aries (fire))  there was an earthquake at sea, followed by a Tsunami and resulting in the Fukushima Nuclear disaster.  A move like this does not always depict crisis, but it does demand that we wake up.

The combination of Taurus and Uranus this week is particularly interesting, as they are energetically so completely different. Taurus represents the planet earth, our bodies, stability, security, the five senses, money, food and what we truly value. A New Moon in Taurus ushers in a month of listening to and nourishing our bodies, connecting with nature, slowing down and finding our inner sense of stability and security.

On the other hand, Uranus energy is electrified…like thunder and lightening… laser cutting it’s way through the dross and bringing the truth to the surface.

It’s impossible to predict what will happen over the next 7 years (nor would I want to), but we can almost guarantee that there will be more sweeping changes to our monetary/ banking  systems, Mother Earth, our food supplies, what and who we really value and our relationship  to the Feminine.

RE-AWAKENING THE SACRED FEMININE

For me, this alignment, together with Jupiter moving into Scorpio last October,   is about reawakening and honouring the Sacred Feminine within ourselves and simultaneously bringing healing to our planet.

For so long, the feminine was pushed into the background, diminished, even reviled. For so long, the focus has been on the masculine, on achieving, doing, driving forward, that many of us have forgotten our human “beingness”.

For some of us, we might experience this as a time of exciting change and breakthroughs, but  for others it can feel more like a break down.  The more out of balance we are, the more challenging the energy may be to integrate.  Some of us might be feeling super charged, at odds with others, aggressive, nervous, angry or feeling a heightened need to break free from limitations.

Whatever in our lives is unsustainable, is coming up for review and possible change, in order to bring us back into harmony and balance.

10 WAYS TO WORK WITH THIS ENERGY

  • Take frequent pauses during the day. Just one conscious breath can bring you into the moment and quieten your nervous system. IF you feel explosive or agitated, take your attention to your breath and soften your body.
  • If you feel your mind running away into the past or the future, bring it back, over and over to the breath or to your 5 senses.
  • Ground yourself every day, as often as you can, by walking barefoot on the earth.
  • Spend time in nature – just being – Sit in one spot and gaze upon something natural, be it a butterfly, a plant, the sea or a little patch of grass.
  • Connect with your body through dance, stretching, walking, yoga etc.
  • As you feel emotions arising, stop and connect with where they are registering in your body. Really connect with what your body is telling you at any moment, because it never stops communicating with you.
  • Gently breathe into those areas of your body
  • As you consistengly put yourself into a state of “beingness”, allow insights, visions and ideas to simply drift in and out of your consciousness.
  • With care and intention, pick a flower or find something from nature, light a candle, put on some beautiful music, run a beautiful bubble bath or essential oils and soak, allowing what wants to arise, to arise. Make this a sacred activity.
  • After your bath, slowly, sensually, rub some beautiful cream into your body. Check in with your body before and after your bath and notice any difference.

ASTROLOGY APPOINTMENTS AND WORKSHOPS

I’m currently booking astrology appointments and updates for June, so pop me an email if you’d like to book. Watch this space for new workshops and retreats.

 

In Life and light

 

Michelle