Our new Astrological year has finally begun, with the sun entering Aries, the sign that governs new intentions, new beginnings and new life. This is the time of the year when we feel a real desire to emerge from the oneness, express our individuality, stand up, be seen and push forward with new initiatives.

The cusp on which Aries falls in your Natal chart is the area of your life which is where you will be wanting to focus your energy and  where a new cycle of expression will begin.

Some other important news is that Venus, the planet of love, peace, harmony and money,  is currently travelling retrograde through Aries, which means that she will be in the sign of the warrior for 13 weeks in total, compared to the normal 3 weeks she spends in a sign.

With her being retrograde, we are asked to re-visit our relationships, our money and our value systems. If there seem to be blockages in any of those areas, this is a good time to reassess them and make the changes that need to be changed.

When you combine the feminine energy of Venus with the fiery boldness, individualism and assertion of Aries,  you can end up with a ragingly angry feminine force OR a person who stands gently, but firmly in her own power, despite the opinion and actions of others.

This is the time of the year, where we are encouraged to explore our uniqueness, to embrace life to the full… to move, to sing, to dance, to make art, to make love, to adventure….  to emerge from the  shadows, step into our power and boldly embrace the next step in our lives.

Where are you unique?

How do you stand out from the crowd?

What is one audacious dream you have for your life? ‘

Where in your life, are you prepared to make one bold step into the future?

Email me for details on the BORN TO BE BOLD Workshops in April.

We still have space on our EARTH AND AUTUMN ODYSSEYS as well, so be sure not to miss them.


In Life and light




New Moon in Aries 7th April 2016

Break dance

Image “Breakdance III by double graphic

Break Dance

On your marks … get ready… for a hot-headed, fiery new moon on 7th April.  With the  Sun, moon and Venus in Aries, this signals the real start to our new Astrological year. Uranus is right there too, giving us an extra burst of potency to  clear away blocks and take some bold steps in the direction we want to move in.

We’re not going gently into this dark night … that’s for sure.  This new moon is joined closely by Uranus and squared by Pluto, which feels to me, a lot like a break dance.

Why so? Look at the image and feel what it says to you… before reading on!  What kind of energy does it ignite in you?

Let’s unpack it a bit. Firstly, Uranus is the rebel, the revolutionary, the out-the-box, unconventional maverick, who sees all, despises ruts and will do whatever he needs to do, to disrupt the status quo. He will send his thunderbolts to eject us out of any comfy little zones we might have gotten ourselves into and demand that we stand up and actively participate in our lives, as opposed to watching it all from the side-lines.

And then there’s Pluto, who brings a passionate, intense, sometimes ruthless energy into the picture, demanding that we look beneath the surface and discover what’s stopping us from stepping into our true unique, authentic power and manifesting our heart’s  intentions.

Not exactly coochy coo…. This combination turns the heat up and could even tip things upside down and turn them on their heads a little…and that’s exactly what needs to happen right now.  As much as most of us resist discomfort, we also know that very often, the only time we actually change, is when things start to feel so uncomfortable that we have no option but to do something different. It’s  going to be very interesting to see what happens politically in the next few weeks.  Even more skeletons are likely to come leaping out of closets across the planet.  Be aware that tempers might get a little frayed, so remember to breathe!

This is a POTENT time to put our money where our mouths are… stop thinking and start acting.

Here are some questions to ask this new moon:

  • What area of my life feels uncomfortable?
  • What makes me angry or irritated?
  • Where do I feel stagnant, stuck or ache for change?
  • Am I actively doing anything to change it?
  • What are the obstacles in the way of me going for what I want in my life?
  • What new idea/concept/problem have I been procrastinating about?
  • Do I really, really want whatever it is I think I want and how will I feel when I achieve it?
  • Do I feel fearful about moving forward/ starting something new?
  • What is preventing me from going for it… full tilt?
  • If there was one bold step I could take, what would it be?

Once you’ve got some answers, try taking the idea/ concept or problem and break-dancing with it. Take it on!  Turn it upside down, maybe spin it around a few times. Talk about it to a friend. Brainstorm it from a completely new perspective. You might be very surprised at the flashes of creativity, ingenuity and inspiration that arrive unexpectedly – seemingly out of the blue!

Many years ago, I co-owned a property, which we were desperate to sell. There were all sorts of issues with living there, not least of all was the severe political unrest that arose in the area, which caused a sharp decline in property prices.  We were told by a number of  estate agents that there was no way we would be able to sell, even if we radically reduced the price. I felt completely stuck, overwhelmed, paralysed and fearful about our personal safety.  I honestly had no idea what to do next. The more I tried to think my way to a  solution, the more I got myself into knots.

A very good friend came to my rescue, by giving me some of the most valuable advice I have ever received. He suggested that I imagine my obstacle  (in my case  the “sale of the house” ) as a giant letter A (I’m not sure why an A… but anyway…). He said to walk up to it, give it a little kick and watch as the supposedly immovable, impossible obstacle wobbled a bit. Then he suggested giving it another kick, until cracks started to form and eventually I began to realise that it wasn’t so overwhelming and daunting after all.  It was really about walking up to the fear and actively doing something about it – not sitting stewing and ringing my hands in powerless desperation.

I followed his advice and the very next day, decided to take one step out of the box. I turned everything I knew or had heard about selling property on it’s head and placed a seemingly random ad in a publication that had nothing whatsoever to do with house sales.  It was in fact a Ski Boat magazine of all things. Within a few days, ONE person replied to the ad,  came and viewed the house and bought it immediately, for the asking price!

So, this new moon, ask yourself what the giant A is, that is preventing you moving forward?  How can you approach it from a different angle? And then, in true courageous Aries fashion, inhale deeply and take ONE  new bold step forwards.

Find out about my Inspired Intention Workshops in April. Even if you’ve done this workshop before, it is worth doing again, because as we know, all things are in a constant state of flux, so it won’t be the same as last time.  Also see below for info on my Autumn retreat in May – an opportunity for you to slow down and connect in the exquisite Natal Midlands.

If you need some help with setting intentions or moving forward, you might consider having an updated chart done or booking a navigational session with me.

Let’s take that “A” on!


In Life and light