Hello everyone. I´ve been on pilgrimage in South India for the past 2 weeks. Been updating with astro-reports when possible. I´m just about to head out to the US. Flight is tomorrow. I should have more internet accessibility to keep you updated.
In terms of astrology, the Saturn-Galactic Center conjunction steals the show at present. Here is a brief video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAhcuM8H2TE ) on it and how hypersensitives can mitigate some of the more overwhelming energetic effects this alignment has brought about.
For those of you who prefer text – the key message is this:
The pressure is on as we are asked to make decisions that can alter the trajectory of our developmental paths over the next three decades. There´s a lot on the line.
And given the state of the world, the urgency this creates- can- be the right push or impetus for badly-needed change.
But it can make for a rough experience for sensitives, empaths and cosmic channelers.
It is perfectly acceptable, even healthy, to speak with your guides and close your channels or degree of receptivity at this time.
Focus on what you can handle, and ask your guides to handle the rest.
As I mentioned previously, I am just about to fly off to America. I´ll be in Kauai for a few days (for the Saturn-Galactic Center alignment), then will be heading over to New Mexico for the ceremony that originally called me to venture stateside.
A big thank-you to all those who have supported me in making this journey possible thus far ❤
As of now, I don´t have a fixed agenda or itinerary. If you´d like to host me, meet me or work with me on projects, etc. drop me a line and we´ll see what is possible.
More info in this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsxv9vMj-ds ) :
I´ve also adopted a new approach to my work, which I shall be fleshing out in the remaining parts of 2017. 2018 is going to bring some key changes in the way I deliver my material and how it is accessed. Stay tuned for updates.
Those of you on FB can access this change in policy and the rationale behind it via this post: https://www.facebook.com/bairavee.balasubramaniam/posts/1265875703516422
I´m waking my talk and drawing boundaries where I need to. And I encourage you to do the same during this pivotal time of change.
In the next 3 hours, Vesta leaves Libra and enters Scorpio. Be mindful with respect to partnerships and long-standing karmic contracts. This is the time to either break away from partnerships that no longer serve (gentle dissolution is best where possible), or, to rededicate yourself towards a more Sacred understanding of Union.
In Scorpio, Vesta will ask us to look closely at the ways in which we surrender our power to others, or take it away from them – among many, many, other things.
Focus yourself on the work on removing / dissolving contracts that do not honor your core integrity and value as a Being at this time. Whilst people can (and do change), that is ultimately their choice and happens on their own timelines, not yours.
At this time, the Libra Moon opposes Uranus in Aries. Allow yourself to be true to you. Give yourself room if you need to. People are likely to be more volatile at this time – just remember to communicate your needs upfront.
The energy is getting a lot denser as we head towards a potent Scorpio New Moon – in just over 2 days´ time.
In terms of daily practice, focus on detoxifying your body, space and emotions. Salt water soaks will be useful – especially with tea tree and frankincense essential oil (check dosage and contraindications before use). Gemstones that can help to stabilize your emotions include lepidolite and aquamarine.
Mars in Libra also squares Pluto and Juno in Capricorn. This is the time to get decisive about partnership, contractual obligations, career decisions and whose energy you continue to allow into your life. You may also want to exercise a little more caution when engaging in intense physical activities (especially hiking, etc. ) or if releasing your energy in a focused and concentrated way.
Whilst compassion and kindness are … some of the best qualities to have as a person, do not allow these to be conflated with the permission to abuse and be abused.
Blessings to all. Stay grounded, stay safe – and choose wisely. Your life is your own – you make of it what you will.
Image: ‘Death of the Dragon’ by Evelyn De Morgan, circa 1914-1918. Via the De Morgan Foundation.
11.11.2017 – Saturn, Uranus and The Moon form an exact Grand Fire Trine at 25 Sagittarius – Aries – Leo.
11.11.2017 – Saturn, Uranus and The Moon form an exact Grand Fire Trine at 25 Sagittarius – Aries – Leo. This is an alignment that will have a strong, planet-wide effect and its ramifications will carry through for decades afterwards.
What this means is that – right here – right now – you are being tested, shown and asked to choose what path you will follow. Where do you stand in this incredibly creative, destructive, alchemical and transformational time on this planet?
This has brought out some incredibly erratic behavior, but ones which reveal the truth of a person´s being. And how they choose to respond to differences in perspectives, choices and paths.
The last time Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius trined each other in this way was in the first half of 1928 – and that too, with a 7 degree buffer. It was not an exact trine as it is now. History buffs, have a look at that time and see what was going on the world. You can draw your own conclusions.
What we´re experiencing now is far … far … more intense.
I applaud everyone who has managed to retain their integrity and strength through such trying, testing times. Who has shown up with their full presence to the sheer weight and intensity of these alignments. Who has chosen not to turn a blind eye to the Search of Truth. Who has understood that this challenge has been a collective assault on multiple fronts.
Saturn in Sagittarius brings the challenge in the form of / to / through a teacher, astrologer, guide, guru, philosopher, preacher, academic – or simply someone whose words are taken as having great value – especially if they open doors to greater knowledge.
Uranus in Aries brings the challenge in the form of / to / through friendships, altruistic pursuits, activations to the gates of higher consciousness (which in themselves can be jacked), awakenings and revelations of Selfhood, social media, electronic platforms – and such.
The Moon in Leo triggers our emotional responses and asks us to truly, deeply and powerfully consider the Desires of the True Heart. When in alignment, your path is not likely to have any need or desire to cause harm or contraction to the energy field of another. You will simply Be. Others are entitled to respond to you they way they will, but never to dim your light.
You are likely to see this particular challenge (or opportunity to deepen your expression of Love-through-Being) with your romantic partners, creative collaborators, children, leaders, and those who inspire you through the performative arts.
Some of us will use this energy to burn away the debris of outdated – or simply false ideas of Self and its relationship with Truth, Authority and Community.
This is destruction and death, but for a purpose that goes beyond any understanding of the ego-Self.
This essentially an opportunity to access the Fire within that leads us to the Path of Transcendent Being.
And it isn´t an easy, graceful Dance. Not all of the time, at the very least.
Others will go on an absolute ego-power trip, channeling the raw destructive energies of the Universe for their own purposes. They are not wrong in what they do – but the consequences of their choices will lead to further karmic entanglement at this time. It is wise, oh so wise, to consider where, how and why you spend your energy at this time.
Do you destroy to create?
Or do you destroy for the sheer pleasure of it?
Do you honor the process of the alchemy you create?
Are you still – at your center?
Or have you lost yourself in rush of blood that fills the head with its own self-improtance?
As part of your own process, do you still leave room to see other people – as people – or have you forgotten to witness and celebrate your shared humanity?
Critical questions to ask.
For those with placements near 25 Leo, you will be experiencing this as a potent Grand Fire Trine. My love goes to you. Use the fires stirred within well. Create, Express, Assert and discover the Joy within. It is absolutely no coincidence that the Moon is at this exact location now, completing the alignment.
On top of it all…
We have several factors that make this alignment even more intense.
Jupiter´s in Scorpio- that´s dragging out the Truth to be seen and we´ve already seen how that´s been playing out on a global scale.
At 6 Scorpio, Jupiter prepares to square Thereus (7 Leo) tomorrow.
Remember that Thereus brings forth all forms of hidden predation, internalized victimhood and the dynamics of the cycle of abuse.
Remember to pull up your psychic protection if energyworking and to be mindful.
People are not always what they appear to be, and only part of the time that is due to the distortion of projection.
Thereus in Leo is unfortunately skilled at predating another the the guise of the vulnerable victim.
That does not mean you should not help who you can, but to remember to use your discernment.
The Sun (19 Scorpio) squares the the North Node (19 Leo) and the South Node (19 Aquarius). Heads up if you have anything at 19 Taurus!
As it stands, this Nodal Fixed T-Square absolutely requires us to act in our truth and integrity. What we are doing and responding to is being witnessed by / on multiple planes of existence and reality.
Lead with your truth and let the let right kind of community follow.
Seek to empower yourself and others who are willing to follow that lead and honor you in the process.
Walk away from those who seek to tear you down, or respond in ways that do not adversely alter your own vibration.
You will be seeing so much more of this theme play out throughout 2018.
Black Moon Lilith is in Capricorn – you´re going to be seeing a lot of that ego-dynamic coming out. Let no one tell you that you need to submit your power to any human force, no matter the story they carry. Your work here is to remember that you are a Sovereign Co-Creator. No one has the right or ability to remove that power from you and you are fully within your rights to remove yourself from those that imagine they can even try.
We do not yet live in a reality where all respect and honor one another with compassion and love, and yet we are taught that love must never defend itself. Until we reach a state where this is true for all beings – remember your right to Be and to preserve your own Be-ing.
The best thing you can do with all this energy is to remember to Create. The process of birthing is, generally speaking, not an easy one.
Avoidance of difficult choices and circumstances is not really an option at this time – but do feel free to make sure you get that proverbial time out.
Especially if you are looking to grow to the greatest extent possible, within reason.
Remember than within the next 2 weeks, Saturn conjuncts the Galactic Center. Your actions, choices and intentions define the path you take and the reality you manifest over the next 30 years.
So … choose wisely.
Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess
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The Taurus Full Moon will go exact at 5:22 am, 4th November 2017 (UTC time) with the Sun and Moon at 11´58 Scorpio – Taurus. This is the time for you to look at your relationship with manifesting, enjoying and sharing material abundance in an equitable manner.
Insecurities that you have in your sense of power are likely to present themselves as financial, intimate and/or physical lessons to learn.
Remember that many are being tested at this time – especially as we head towards Saturn´s conjunction with the Galactic Center later this month.
Plus – the Sun is also trined Neptune (11 Pisces) …. who better to test you on matters of faith and surrender?
Watch out for those deeply rooted fears as they are going to be rising to the surface. Be careful not to internalize the negativity of others or project unto them your own stuff (and vice versa).
You´re going to want to stay true to your path … irrespective of what challenges or fears arise at this time. And may that path be one that manifests nurture, connection and abundance for us all – and the Planet.
Believe in what you can achieve, and strive to do so from a place of humility and integrity. And watch what unfolds. Magic, miracles … perhaps even a transcendent place of spiritual clarity.
The seeds of this Moon were set six months ago during the Taurus New Moon on April 26, 2017.
Look at the what you set in motion then and witness how they unfold now.
Remember that – through the intensity and will of Scorpio – we are still asked to find the sweetness and solidity of Taurus. Make the effort to get out of the deep, sometimes obsessive focus of Scorpio and go have fun.
Eat good food, watch a movie, spend time with a loved one, hug a tree.
Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess
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At this time, we are participating in energetic dynamics that seek to locate us on the abuser-victim spectrum. This is unlikely to be a conscious choice, operating instead from a far deeper level of being.
Whilst the intellectual repackaging of some of these terms can bring comfort – and in some cases, a much-needed light at the end of the tunnel – the underlying energetic signature of words such as ´victim´ and ´abuser´ remains unless addressed.
The vibration of abuse and trauma remains in the memory of the body and its cells unless shifted. Whilst the mind can seek to evade it, at times like this the truth hits home … hard.
In astrological terms, all of this comes up for processing as Sun squares Thereus, whilst Jupiter trines Nessus and The Moon.
Thereus is the hunter-stalker of bears and essentially hides out and conducts surveillance on his prey until he wants to claim them. In mythology, he essentially rapes his wife´s sister and cuts out her tongue so she cannot tell anyone what happened.
Nessus is often called as the ´abuser´s asteroid´. In mythology, he seeks to kidnap the wife of Hercules – who then shoots him dead. Nessus tricks Dejanira into using his spilt blood as a means to keep her husband faithful to her – it eventually leads to Hercules´ death.
Neither Thereus, nor Nessus are particularly joyful fellows and both of them seek to predate upon unwilling feminine sexual energy. But it also goes beyond gender (without seeking to minimize the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment that gets increasingly normalized day by day).
Depending on where Thereus and Nessus occur in a chart, these predatory forces may not directly come through a person you know or meet, but can equally arise from other spiritual forces, ancestral channels, or even our own subconscious fears. Not everything you fear is automatically a product of your own imagination – sometimes you need a decent facilitator to suss out whether there are external factors at play.
Some of you will be feeling totally fine through this – but .. if you´re psychically sensitive and in tune with the general currents of the Universe, I find that unlikely.
Whilst the need for psychic protection is higher than usual with Jupiter in Scorpio, is it especially high today with the Sun (7 Scorpio) squared Thereus (7 Leo) and Jupiter (4 Scorpio) trined Nessus (4 Pisces – now conjunct the Moon).
You may see these dynamics arising through or with sexual partners, love interests, creative collaborators, friends, family members (including those deceased), children, investors, artists, spiritualists, and so on. It´s hard one to narrow down, especially with Nessus in the blurry waters of Pisces and Thereus´ penchant for staying hidden till he wants to be seen.
Use gemstones like selenite, black obsidian, brandenburg amethyst, amber, tiger´s eye, black tourmaline, labradorite, elite noble shungite and so on to make crystal grids in your space or around your person.
For practitioners – work with guides and deities you have previously worked with before and know to be safe. If in doubt, Archangel Michael is a powerful go-to-being for matters such as these.
Diffuse protective oils and/or smudge herbs or resins with similar properties: benzoin, frankincense, tea tree, camphor, eucalyptus, lime, black pepper, neem, and so on.
This is a very powerful mantra to play when feeling unsafe, or when wanting to clear space (leave it on and go and do your stuff – not something for personal, continuous use): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDBLzLG-dCc . You can read a little bit more info Prathyangira Devi (The Lion Goddess) in the description.
Last but not least, this is the time to stay clear of those who seek to invade your energetic space or push your buttons. It is entirely possible for you to be also projecting these fears on those who mean you no harm or ill will. Not the best days for deep energetic work or processing unless you can trust your facilitator / space-holder.
Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess
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The Sun prepares to conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio. A turn in the wheel, a new chapter begins after 2006.
This is a moment of recognition. Of old cycles that have come to completion and new journeys of power about to begin.
This is an invitation to radical honesty.
What is your relationship with power?
Do you act in integrity?
Does it matter if others cannot or will not see you for you who are on account of their own fears and insecurities?
Be bold. Be true. Be fearless.
This is the time to act with the power that comes from Love and Truth, and to remember that the only power we truly have is over ourselves.
Not the Message you Wanted, but the Message you Deserved: Astrology, Free Will, and the question of WHHYYYY???
Felt like an appropriate day to re-share this piece. Astrology, Free Will – and how does it all relate to one another?
The moment we admit that planetary placements have an influence on our lives, the question of Free Will enters murkier philosophical waters. I see free will as a expression of the right to choose, or the choice to make a decision in the first place. We choose how we engage with a certain planet’s energy and whether we even engage with it at all. The farther you get spiritually, the more choices you appear to have – but at that point, you’re looking at Beings like The Buddha, Christ, Kwan Yin, and so on.
Personally, I hope that we all move towards that point of absolute freedom – and collectively enter an age in which astrology will be wholly obsolete.
If anything, my work with astrology is designed to help people understand the challenges and strengths of the Natal and Progressed Charts. And then to transcend them entirely… But back…
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Whilst it is important to know what is our individual understanding of Truth and Reality – it is as important to remember that the Cosmos has its own intrinsic logic.
It´s like that old saying: If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.
One of the hardest lessons for one who has spent their time developing, honoring, and projecting their Truth into the wider world – is to realize that there is always a bigger paradigm, or process at play.
This requires a shift from the (at essence) Western understanding of the Self / Individual and the Seat of Consciousness as the primary reference point through which we understand Spirit.
Most tools, techniques, approaches to mysticism and alchemy available right now are written with this fundamental premise.
And for this collective consciousness to evolve further, this idea too needs dissolution. It was why the Eastern traditions stressed the need to surrender to a Higher Power, often mediated through the Guru.
As the Guru had the sight and understanding of the student´s Path and the Evolutionary impulse of that Soul-in-search-of-Spirit.
As with all things, that idea changed over time and acquired a more self-serving meaning. And so the opposite principle began to take root. Where the idea of the teacher is rebelled against and the Individual believes they must know what is best for their incarnation.
All this works – up to a point.
And given the current planetary influences, it becomes even harder for the Individual to know the true Self vis-a-vis larger forces that claim the same.
It is useful for those of you who are new to my work to read this before considering a booking with me – especially if you´re booking anything apart from a Vesta Session. As so many new subscribers have recently joined this page … I felt it was the right time to re-share this post.
The energetic component of the work is getting far more intense and so a strong level of grounding is required before beginning.
I do not take on board those who are extremely easily triggered, fresh from the wounds of trauma or abuse, or those who require emergency healings. I can direct you to facilitators who may be more appropriate in those cases.
I work best with those who have already journeyed for some time and are at the conscious state of readiness and wanting to know the Deeper Self. Through the interface of the Conscious Mind, I help a person experience their own Spirit, or Essence.
This is a lot more terrifying than you think especially if the grounding required is not present. Most people have no idea how … … huge! they are!! 😀
Also – I cannot – and will not tell you what you think you want to hear. Only what arises through the astrological chart and/or spiritual guidance.
Most of you who have been following me know this anyway – but some of you are new to the experience.
The Sky Priestess
Whilst I know this isn’t the type of self-promotional material you’d expect, I don’t believe in beating around the bush. I notice the interest in my work is rising, and with it the need to be specific about the energetic impact of my services and why it’s very different from what a lot of people would expect from an astrological reading.
I find that the people who are drawn to work with me are those who are friends with their shadow and want to get out of the ‘wounded healer’ loop – and again, that has no bearing on whether a person identifies themselves as ‘spiritual’ or not. It does require a commitment to truly get deep within the self, without paying lip service to the concept.
In the session, no matter how short or long it is, we connect at a powerfully deep, energetic level. The chart has a…
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Mercury, the Messenger brings us the word from the Down Below, i.e. the Underworld. Areas of our lives which – generally speaking – we may be less than eager to address. It´s about ancestral or inherited magic, the night, the darkness, the shadow, our deepest fears and desires. It´s about where we put our energies, with whom and why. At the material level, it involves sex, death, taxes, surgeries / healing, and the management of resources. At the biological level, it refers to the reproductive organs. In terms of the 7-chakra model (and yes, there are more), you´re looking at the Solar Plexus, Sacral and Base – but really .. the whole human organism is intricately interwoven.
Mercury in Scorpio by itself is already a pretty intense customer – but conjunct Jupiter? You´ve got a recipe for power, intensity, alchemy, transmutation, regeneration, rebirth . . . or pain, drama, angst, trauma, suffering and more pain. It really depends on where you are in terms of your journey within and what tools you use to find a stable center from which to address these challenges.
Phrased differently – you can be dragged against your will into the personal, ancestral and collective Underworld – or have a much better time if you choose to do it yourself and/or with the guidance of an experienced practitioner.
Shamans and energy workers are advised to use greater psychic safeguards at this time. The veils are unusually thin.
Jupiter amplifies all that it touches.
Mercury brings you the message you need to give and receive.
But they´re also modified by Apollon (a Uranian body) which also – like Jupiter – amplifies what it touches.
And Typhon – the monster in mythology that drove the Greek Gods to Egypt. He is described as a chthonic (underworld) giant from the Earth with serpent or dragon like features.
Jupiter-Mercury-Apollon-Typhon are all at 1 Scorpio right now. Together, they ask us to look at so much that has been stored in our personal, ancestral and collective shadow-psyche.
Remember that not all that is in the shadow is meant to be rescued, regenerated and/or rebirthed. Some things are just meant to be released. Some are simply meant to be accepted for what they are. Lots of possibilities.
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There´s a lot more going on in the skies, such as Chiron opposed Atlantis, Lilith squared the Sun, Saturn trined Eris, Neptune trined Kassandra, Venus opposed Osiris and so on …
I´m just going to summarize it briefly. Think of this as … practitioner notes.
Those who are working on themselves or with clients in need of energetic recalibration are advised to factor in the intensity of the messages and energies presented to them at this time.
Many of these messages will echo or resonate with the Serpentine energy signature. Which is at best, ambiguous. Use discernment, as always – but even more so now.
Feel into what arises, but remember to pull back from the Abyss. There will be the tendency to want to get to the Heart of the Matter, the Depth and Truth of All Things.
Practice compassion and forgiveness.
Experience what arises but remember as well to remain detached.
Greater forces are at play and not everything is what we interpret it to be.
We are humans seeking to understand a much larger Universe.
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It is tempting to put the experience of the soul into a human narrative, replete with a protagonist and an antagonist. Good vs Bad. Neat boxes that tell you why certain things happen the way they do.
But very often the boxes we use to define our experiences confine us to a particular vibration on the spectrum of experience.
Sometimes these narratives can help to liberate us and reveal the contours of our Being. And sometimes they don’t.
More often than not, we emotionally over-identify with these stories and legitimate their validity. So they become the dominant construct of experience and perception. And the Soul itself is experienced through an all-too-human filter.
Whilst it is important – at one stage of the journey – to experience the vibration of the narrative, it is equally important to release it.
Many have just awoken to the need to feel through their experiences. And that is a good thing.
We came into being to understand this process, not to deny its existence.
But at a certain point of emotional saturation and experience, the construct needs to give way. So the learning and experience of the Soul can continue.
That way… You go beyond being a victim, rescuer, abuser, survivor, and so on.
And meet an Essence of Being that can never be defiled, forgotten or disconnected from. That’s bigger than anything you can imagine.
Perhaps that is where the alchemical process seeks to finally arrive.
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Many energy-forms that have been remembered on this planet are due for their own upgrades. It is wise not to romanticize the past or to seek to bring it back as it once was. If we trust in the evolutionary teleology of the Universe …. there´s a reason why it´s in the past.
Allow whatever arises to be released, if appropriate – and sent back to Source / Cosmos / The Origin Point.
Use black tourmaline when journeying. For a more powerful experience, try nuummite. Remember to gauge your own level of sensitivity and resilience.
The vibration of gold is highly protective and it is wise to work this colour / Ray at this time.
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And … don´t forget we have the Libra New Moon coming up. Which will be opposed Uranus in Aries tomorrow. This will be a massive release of energy, codes and the potential to cut through karmic contracts that no longer resonate.
Hypersensitives may wish to ground and stay away from high-intensity work at this time. Minimizing your exposure to electronic items (smartphones, computers, etc.) and spending time in nature is advised.
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Image: Zeus aiming his thunderbolt at a winged and snake-footed Typhon. (c. 540–530 BC). Public Domain.