NEW MOON/ PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 13TH SEPTEMBER

vIRGO NEW MOON

On Sunday we have a New Moon in Virgo, which is also a partial Solar Eclipse. As the sun, moon and earth align, it appears as if the moon is moving across the sun, causing a shadow. We won’t see it in South Africa, but symbolically, it means that the masculine (Sun) is being eclipsed / vanquished by the Feminine (moon), which sets the theme for the next lunar cycle.  With the new moon opposite Chiron (the wounded healer) in the gentle sign of Pisces, we’re being provided with a strong feminine flourish of healing and feeling – with a dollop of earthy Virgo practicality stirred into the mix.

One of the best ways of working with the energy of a Virgo New Moon is to take some time to discern what you want to let go of and what you want to keep:  what is healthy and what’s not, what is useful and what’s done its time.  It’s an excellent time to detox or purge your cupboards,  body, mind and your emotions, from whatever is weighing you down and holding you back.

As we approach this new moon, old wounds, physical pain, grief or sadness (Chiron) may arise – all coming up for another chance to heal.

TEN things TO DO this VIRGO NEW MOON

  • Sit quietly and connect with how you’re feeling and what is coming up for healing
  • Notice where you feel it in your body
  • Ask for a symbol, a colour or a texture.
  • Ask how this feeling is serving you or what its telling you.
  • Breathe deeply
  • Surrender. Let a wave of softness and compassion wash through you.
  • Afterwards, write down whatever you want to release, burn it, blow away the ashes.
  • Clear out a cupboard or two
  • Give something away
  • Commit to doing one thing towards a healthier, fitter, happier you – every day for the next 21 days.

Mercury turns  retrograde from 17 September to 9 October, so be sure to back all your electronic gadgetry up before then.

If you need  assistance in healing any area of your life,  please contact me for  a one-on-one Process Healing session, coaching, class or workshop. See below for details

Have a good weekend everyone.

Blessings

Michelle

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Lifelight Astrology Update – Full moon in Pisces 9 September

Lifelight Astrology Update – Full moon in Pisces 9 September

Be gentle

Energies peak toady, with the last of the Super Moons this year –  in ultra-sensitive Pisces. This means that she is opposite the sun, who is in “no-nonsense, practical, get it done” Virgo. The polarity and possible conflict that is being highlighted is that of surrender and control.

Always at full moon, we have a  giant spotlight, shining down and within, exposing  everything as it is – which makes it hard to run and hide. This one has been  stirring up strong feelings for a few days now and will continue to do so for a few more, so don’t be surprised if the waterworks are close to the surface. If they are, it’s ok – let em flow!  A Pisces Full moon always increases our sensitivity to pain, (our own and others) and to the world as a whole. We basically feel more connected and therefore feel the suffering more.

This time, Chiron, the wounded healer has joined the party, uniting with the moon, opposing the sun and squaring the  teacher, Saturn. This means that old deep feelings of insecurity, separation, abandonment, not being good enough and soul loneliness may be coming up. We’re being encouraged to be very gentle with ourselves and others, whilst we stay in a vulnerable open hearted place, tempting as it may be to skedaddle away, put a lid on it, get busy or drown our sorrows.

This is the time to stay with whatever comes up and see if you can be the observer, ask “Who is it that is insecure, sad, lonely?”  …. And ….“Who is it that is noticing that I’m insecure, sad, lonely”  etc? And then stay there, breathe, soften and allow the wave move through you. “Be truthful, gentle and fearless” Gandhi

This is a powerful time to do whatever it is that reconnects you spiritually… that opens you up to  the mysterious flow of life.  Be aware of sudden intuitive flashes, dreams and symbols.  The next two weeks carries great potential to bring about yet another layer of healing and integration.

 

With gentleness

Michelle

 

 

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.