MERCURY IN SAGITTARIUS (December 12, 2018 – January 4, 2019)

 

 

Mercury´s exit from Scorpio has not been uneventful. Even at 0 Sagittarius, it continues to inconjunct Uranus at 28 Aries, trines Chiron at 27 Pisces and North Node at 28 Cancer.
 
Basically it continues to pull out those aspects of our personal, familial, ancestral and collective healing that we´ve been working on through Mercury-in-Scorpio.
And truths keep on coming, but they´re raised to a more visible layer of our consciousness.
 
Our task through this transit – should we choose to accept it – is to find paths of direction, or trajectories for movement. This will continue to guide us throughout 2019.
 
So it´s a big deal.
The thing about Sagittarius is that it takes no prisoners with its respective idea of what truth needs to look like. And sometimes it can be very uncompromising, especially when faced with other conflicting truths.
 
The way forwards is to remember that we are all souls in search of truth. And that each soul has a different take on the whole thing.
 
Perhaps, when all of our paths are put together, it looks like an Absolute Truth from the Universal Perspective. In human terms, it means that we each come with our own way of accessing and expressing information.
 
This Mercury-in-Sagittarius transit will be rather volatile for those whose identities have become woven into the larger questions and the individuals or teams representative of certain answers. That applies to politics, religion, spiritual philosophies, teachers and teachings, and so on.
 
Just remember that these are ways we navigate: this is not who we are.
 
This also applies to the people we interact with.
 
A person´s particular relationship with Truth depends on what they have experienced before, what they are conditioned into, and how much work they have done to become conscious of it.
 
A person´s beliefs are a reflection of themselves, rather than the validity of those beliefs.
 
If we bear this in mind, we will be able to remember that we are indeed dealing with other souls. And perhaps, it will make us a little kinder for it.
 
Sagittarian energy can be rather judgemental – and you know what … it´s still ego, even if a person´s perspective can be shown to be ´correct´.
 
Try to use this Mercurian energy to find Truths that allow you to go further in your journey, rather than to tear others apart.
 
Whilst there are times and spaces in which it is better to agree to disagree, or to simply stay silent – there are times in which silence condones unspeakable evil.
 
This will be a time in which we are tested to see whether can make those distinctions.
 
We will be seeing a key point of activation as Mercury conjuncts Jupiter on December 21st at 9 Sagittarius. This will inspire some and inflame others.
 
December 24-25th sees Mercury squaring Neptune (13 Pisces) and conjuncting the Great Attractor (14 Sagittarius). This will present us with the test between ego-based and spirit-based truth. One will lead us to illusion, and other will lead us to clarity. Look past surface level-truths and preconceptions to find your answers.
 
As this coincides with Christmas, be very mindful when having family over – especially if they have very divergent spiritual, philosophical or political beliefs. You might have the kind of family that thrives on healthy debate, or one that can´t handle diverse viewpoints.
 
Remember that we are all people. We all bleed. We all cry. We all have pain.
 
But most importantly, remember that
 
Compassion must exist alongside Truth.
 
At least if you´re on some kind of a spiritual journey.
 
That doesn´t mean you have to sugar-coat things, or avoid difficult conversations – but it asks you to come from a place of understanding – rather than (purely) righteous fury or judgement.
 
Sometimes a person needs to work through a belief we may find unsavoury to find their own answer. That´s their path, their journey, their karma.
 
But be mindful of judgement in the guise of being ´holier than thou´.
 
You´re on your path, your journey, your karma.
 
Remember that we are all people. We all bleed. We all cry. We all have pain.
 
In the first week of January, we are going to see Mercury conjuncting The Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius), squaring Chiron (28 Pisces), trining Uranus (28 Aries). Mercury will then leave Sagittarius, entering Capricorn on January 4th.
 
On January 8th, Mars (4 Aries) will square Mercury-in-Capricorn. This will already ask us to pick up the momentum, make our grand ideals more concrete and to start to work towards them.
 
That´s a lot of energy for the start of the New Year.
 
More points click into place, more paths reveal themselves.
 
Of course there will be further opportunities for realignment throughout 2019 as Jupiter makes its transit through Sagittarius.
 
But Mercury-in-Sagittarius is certainly one of the key transits that will help us set the tone of it all.
 
That about covers the basics of this transit.
 
This is a FANTASTIC time to think about your plans for the year ahead and the directions you want to move towards. Some of you will want to learn more, teach more, travel more (inwards or outwards) or to emigrate elsewhere.
 
Keep your eyes on the ball and stay away from the hedonistic lure of living purely in philosophy.
You´ll be asked to act on those words and ideas – and soon.
 
Stay True. Stay Kind. Stay Authentic.
 
And if you want to hear me speak more about the Jupiter-in-Sagittarius transit and what it means for us all – tune into my live radio interview with Cindy Magnuson on Twilight Epiphanies Talk Radio on Thursday (13 December) at 7 pm Central Time (USA).
 
That´s in about 10 hours from now!
 
 
Or call in at +1 (929)477-1183 to listen live.
 
Blessings.
 
 
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Changes In The Way I Share My Work: Partial Paywall, Seminars, Etc.

Dear Friends,

I´ve been holding space for a discussion on parity and making the work sustainable on my personal profile. And many have contributed valuable suggestions as to how I can continue to help people, without running dry.

This work as you can imagine takes a lot more time and resources than it looks. Sessions, whilst it may mean a half hour for you, means (in some cases) an hour or two of recovery for me.

Working with spirit at high intensity is not something that I can sustainably do for my physical health, and equally for my personal finances.

And you know what I´m like: I do not compromise on quality.

I have family responsibilities and a college loan to think about and so I am having to re-think how I do things.

I did try requesting donations, but literally a handful of people came forth. And I am absolutely grateful to them for wanting to ease my physical existence on this plane.

I cannot hold it against anyone for not contributing because we have collectively become used to the idea that labour online is free.

Otherwise I´m going to have to go back into academia, public speaking or find some other way to make ends meet – and that means bringing this work to a close.

My responsibilities have increased as of late, prompting all these considerations.

You should know me enough by now to know that I don’t share what I share with you for money. You couldn’t make me do it for money, fame , praise, etc.

But I can’t keep doing this if I’m not fiscally supported by the community that I give my time to. There isn’t a balance.

What I’m thinking about is a partial paywall . There will be a component of the work that remains freely accessible.

I do not believe in denying people access to a basic minimum of guidance on the basis of whether they earn enough.

I trust that the people who support me will also support this move. And that people who can pay will not choose to freeload.

Because frankly, people expect too much. You give one thing free, and everything else is expected to follow. This kind of entitlement I will call out, whilst pursuing a path that allows me to maintain a clear conscience. That’s the best I can do.

I’m going to be introducing tiered membership systems and seminars you can purchase and stream online.

I’ll try to keep these reasonably priced, without compromising on my own needs and worth.

I have to think about this stuff. I can’t afford to think about what I want in a vacuum and expect others to match those prices. Life isn’t just about us.

So this process is the best I can do. And hope a fair balance is struck. And the right people are drawn to work with someone who works in this way xoxo

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

LAST 2 DAYS OF MERCURY-IN-SCORPIO!

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Mercury re-enters Sagittarius in 2 days´ time, at 23:42 December 12th, UTC time.

It´s passing through the late degrees of Scorpio right now.

Temptation is in the air.

Stay truthful in your communications and remember to take the time to feel deeply into whatever comes your way.

Some messages are not meant for you.
Some triggers have nothing to do with you.

Old figures and patterns from your past may seek to return – think twice before letting them in.

Painful shadows, skeletons in the closet, may also seek recognition at this time.

The pain lessens when you are willing to see them for what they are.

And then the healing begins.

Use this time to take stock of your energy, intent and focus.

Note areas that need further work and investment before launching into the next chapter.

In particular:

Evaluate who you share your energy with.

Be it financially, emotionally, sexually, or in any way that has meaning, depth and intensity.

Consider where you give too much, or too little.
Consider where you receive too much, or too little.

Where do you allow imbalances to persist, and why?

Remember: It is harder to see where we, as individuals, are not holding up our end of the bargain. It is easier to look outside.

Gemstones such as amber and black obsidian will help in healing and discerning boundaries.

Obsidian cuts ties that no longer serve, amber seals and heals the aura.

Remember that releasing a hook or tie that no longer works for you does not always automatically mean the end of a relationship or connection of some kind.

It means the end, or death of certain patterns within it.

The relationship comes to an end only if the dysfunctional tie is all that keeps it together – and participation in that dynamic ceases.

Essential oils (and as always, check for contraindications if sensitive/pregnant/etc.):

Clary sage
Lemongrass
Eucalyptus
Cypress

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Chiron Retrograde Ends in Pisces (December 8-9, 2018)

 

 

This is an exciting time in our collective evolutionary journey. We are being given the opportunity to lay rest to patterns of wounding, predation and co-dependency that no longer serve. We are being asked to step into a more empowered paradigm of healing.

Yesterday, we saw the end of Chiron Retrograde in Pisces – for the last time till 2061!

Chiron will now move direct through the last few degrees of Pisces till February 18, 2019 – whereupon it will re-enter Aries.

The direct motion of Chiron will ease and speed up the resolution of karmic imbalances, should we choose to work with the energy in that way.

More info and recommended tools in the video.

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess.

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MERCURY & VENUS AT 29 DEGREES: TEACHERS OF THOUGHT AND CONNECTION AT THE BRINK OF TRANSFORMATION (December 2nd 2018)

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We are at an interesting time-space where new chapters unfold and old ones are revisited. At the same time. Our key players are Mercury and Venus.
 
Mercury Retrograde has just re-entered Scorpio and sits at 29 degrees.
 
Venus is just about to re-enter Scorpio and sits at 29 degrees Libra.
 
There are other bodies in the skies making alignments at 29 degrees, creating powerful astrological currents – but I´m sticking with these two. The lessons they bring affect all else as the skies are so densely woven together.
 
Mercury was last at 29 Scorpio on October 30th.
Venus was last at 29 Libra between September 7th-9th, October 31st-November 2nd and (now) November 30th-December 2nd.
 
What´s interesting is that Mercury and Venus have been in a strange sort of dance this year, by coming and going into the signs of Libra/Scorpio and Scorpio/Sagittarius at the same time.
 
Look back to these dates and see what came up for you then, and what comes up for you now. You may see old patterns that want to take form in your lives again – especially when it comes to your sense of justice, equilibrium and relationship boundaries.
 
Look back to the old scripts and narratives that you have inherited or internalized which aspects of those you have dissolved or re-inforced your attachment to.
 
This will help you tease out different aspects or dimensions of the situation you are working through.
 
We can say that this story will continue to be teased out for most of December, as Mercury and Venus head past the shadow periods and then fully re-engage direct motion. In other words, they move past the points their retrogrades began at.
 
Venus reaches 10´50 Scorpio on December 17 whereas Mercury reaches 13´29 Sagittarius on December 24.
 
However. . .
It won´t take that long for the nature of the energy shift as Venus re-enters Scorpio later today.  We´ll just see the dominoes continue to roll out for the rest of December.
 
We´re shifting from the question of what choices we wish to make and into committing to them.
This can be a choose to unite with certain energies, hold space for transmutation or move away entirely from them, or some other path – whatever it is, it´s going to take commitment to realize and maintenance of healthy boundaries. 
 
These patterns come into greater cosmic focus as Venus, yet again, is part of a Grand Cross (which we saw twice previously in 2018, tied into its movement over the Libra-Scorpio cusp).
 
In summary: 
 
Consider who you share your energies with and the balance of give and take in those relationships. It can be both personal and professional, or even with different aspects of your own being.
 
Remember that giving too much is just as bad as giving too little in some ways. Do not enable in the name of generosity, unless you enjoy being in chains of dependency. At the same time, do not take another´s energy freely and for granted.
 
Remember that many are guilt-tripped into giving too much of themselves in the name of compassion, and many become stingy with energy in the name of self-preservation.
 
What you´re looking for is a healthy balance within and without.
 
Keep focused on the work of navigation.
 
Avoid karmic cycles that you have already learnt from, unless you´re in a hurry to re-experience them yet again.
 
Protect the delicate balance of giving and receiving, especially through the Heart Chakra.
 
And listen to what it has to say.
 
Essential oil recommendations (and please check for contraindications): Myrrh, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Rose,
 
Gemstone recommendations: Chrysocolla, Green Aventurine, Green Obsidian, Rhodonite
Blessings, 

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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STAR OF DAVID-METATRON´S CUBE-GRAND SEXTILE AND THE GEMINI FULL MOON (22-23 November 2018)

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We´re headed towards the Gemini Full Moon at 0 degrees. This goes exact in under 14 hours from now. That´s 5:39 am UTC, 23rd November 2018.

This is an exceptionally powerful day for manifestation because the Full Moon is woven into a Grand Sextile (Star of David/Metatron´s Cube) alignment.

Full Moon at 0 Gemini
Chiron Rx at 28 Pisces
South Node at 29 Capricorn
Sun at 0 Sagittarius
Super-Galactic Center at 1 Libra
North Node at 29 Cancer

Grand Sextiles hold an incredible energy of manifestation, but truly, that works both ways.

You can see this as a very positive alignment, or a very negative one, depending on the way you navigate what comes.

(There are no short-cuts in life, or astrology for that matter)

Let´s look at the components themselves:

The Gemini Full Moon encourages us to find new ways of stringing together our ideas and perceptions (i.e. narratives). We are encouraged to detach from entrenched ways of seeing the world that no longer align with who we are.

The words we say have greater impact at this time and everyone receives them differently. Avoid monolithic understandings of truth.

Chiron Rx asks us to look at patterns of collective wounding and avenues for healing that are coming up, be they passed through the ancestral line – or through the soul´s individual inheritance over life-cycles.

Soul retrieval work may be especially useful now, especially if you feel strangely detached from your reality (and your gut is telling you that something´s off).

You are a multidimensional being. Sometimes the roots of dis-ease are not to be found on this plane. Find facilitators with the necessary grounding and experience to help bring these aspects of you into greater awareness (if applicable).

North Node in Cancer asks us to go deeper into our emotions, familial dynamics, connections with land and explorations of the nurturer archetype. This encourages us to focus on finding that sense of belonging in the world.

South Node in Capricorn asks us to be detached in our relationship with power, authority and the institutions that seek to govern us. Refuse to allow them to trigger you or bait you into karmic patterns of oppression.

Engagement and reform is best done when you have your tribe behind you and can come from a place of emotional fullness, rather than reactivity.

Otherwise you play straight into the control drama. And precious energy is lost.

Sun in Sagittarius points the arrow of movement, growth and direction towards the path we will be taking.

More can be said on this, and I´ll save that for a later piece.

Super-Galactic Center asks us to remember that we are all playing out complex karmic dynamics with one another, with the biosphere, and with the Universe itself.

Treat everyone who comes into your space with respect and authenticity – starting with yourself. Be mindful that we are all in this together, even the people we disagree with.

The Gemini Full Moon also conjuncts Jupiter at 3 Sagittarius and squares Mars at 4 Pisces. You can see a lot of the Grand Sextile´s energy channeled into our relationship with Truth, the Path, Knowledge, and matters of Spirit and Healing.

Of course there are further alignments … but this is enough for a general overview.

When you take all that together, truly, this is a massive alignment. The dynamics that are playing out go well beyond our personal story (which is of course a reflection of the macrocosm).

Remember that there is a much larger picture woven behind the scenes and allow yourself to find that space of inner centeredness and detachment in facing whatever comes up.

A few reminders:

Detachment is not the same as disengagement.

One does not necessarily imply the other.

You can walk away from a situation and still remain very attached to it.

You can be immersed in a situation and still be unaffected by it.

What you do with this energy comes down to what you are facing, who you are, and what your walk with Spirit looks like.

It´s not something I can or should try to generalize.

But I hope you have a sense of the vastness of what´s happening. And that it gives you some perspective.

Best of luck!

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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PRICKLY ENERGY, INSIGHTS AT AN ANGLE: SUN INCONJUNCT URANUS-MOON, MARS SQUARED JUPITER (20-22 NOVEMBER 2018)

 
Collective energy right now is pretty agitated. I’m sure some of you are nodding, others are going: Ya don’t say ….
 
The Shadow is coming up big time with the late Scorpio Sun and it’s time to take stock of what we’re doing, how, with whom and why. Take accountability for the flow of energy, emotion, time and intent that you bring to others and accept into your self.
 
The goal here is sovereignty, rather than the furthering of karmic dependencies. Generosity that comes from a place of free choice, as opposed to one that is demanded in the name of karma – looks very different.
 
Whilst we’ve had the Sun in Scorpio for nearly a month now, this process is heightened by the fact the transit is about to end, and also because:
 
The Sun (28 Scorpio) trines the North Node (28-29 Cancer) and inconjuncts Uranus (29 Aries) and Moon (late Aries).
 
The trine to Cancer brings up skeletons in the proverbial family closet, but also an opportunity to remind the self that we tend to get emotionally attached to the control mechanisms that give us a sense of (potentially false) security. It can also bring powerful opportunities for healing in the ancestral line and to become clearer about questions surrounding your home and sense of belonging.
 
Not all of this is going to be resolved through meditation, visualization, healing modalities, etc. But equally through the desire to embody that which we realize internally.
 
If you have bodies near 28-29 Pisces, you’ll see a Grand Water Trine which intensifies karmic processing and opens different spiritual gateways for the movement of time, energy and intent. Be especially careful about what you allow into your space, and the rhetoric or justification you use for it.
 
Calling something ‘karmic’ almost invites justification or glorification. It becomes ‘spiritual’ to play the role that is contracted and taboo to question whether this is indeed in alignment.
 
I see this as yet another spell that effects mass consciousness.
Many contracts are being renegotiated or dissolved entirely given the new frequencies of energy and paradigms coming into existence now.
 
Karma is neither absolute nor immutable.
 
It just seems that way till you realize the illusion at play.
 
That reminder is true all the time, but especially now with Mars (planet of action, engaged the Masculine Archetype) at 2 Pisces squaring Jupiter (planet of expansion, engaged with the Teacher archetype) at 2 Sagittarius.
 
There’s going to be a lot of saber-rattling, ego-jostling and uncomfortable projections, especially by those who consider themselves as Teachers, and those who choose to compete with the ones they see as such.
 
Whilst it is important to state your truth and be clear about your boundaries, really consider whether engaging someone helps. Or does it feed an egoic karma-drama-cycle.
 
If you really need to engage, aim to make what your position clear is. You don’t need to put down someone else, or berate them (though they may think you’re doing that just because you dared to have an alternate opinion).
 
Also try to stay out of other people’s personal narratives unless you have the experience and skillset to do so and if you have that person’s permission to engage them as an individual.
 
Now all of this stuff is going to feel like it cuts a little closer to the bone because of the Sun-Uranus-Moon inconjunct in late Scorpio-Aries. This brings up uncomfortable reflections that can, for many, feel rather grating.
 
Questions surrounding the shadow and you allow into and out of your energy, body, space and life are constantly pushing into your sense of self and individual essence. But people are little trigger-happy at this time, or simply, a little more susceptible to see things in ways that trigger them.
 
If you have placements near the last degrees of Gemini and/or Virgo, you will experience a Yod or Finger of Fate with the Sun, Moon and Uranus.
 
Be very mindful with what you say, and how you say it. Consider whether you are keeping the health of your body, spaces, digestive processes as well maintained as possible. And remember that people can use the same words to mean very different things.
 
We are all entitled to walk our paths of service as we see fit, but it may be wise not to try and fit everyone else in the box we believe to be best.
 
Remember, we are all human. Treat people the way you wish to be treated. Don’t put them on a pedestal, or in a prison pit. Both suck in different ways.
 
This particular wave of energy will last through the rest of November, heading into December. I’ll talk more on it when I have time.
 
But it’s going to be extra prickly for the next two days, till the Sun shifts into Sagittarius.
 
This is not always a bad thing. We can make significant progress in the unraveling of karmic contracts, but it will take some grounding and the ability to stay open, compassionate and detached to what arises.
 
And that is a tall order for a lot of people. But it´s certainly an ideal that we can work towards as best we can.
 
Blessings,
 
The Sky Priestess
 
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A Moment to Take Note Of: Moon and Neptune square Mercury Rx and The Great Attractor

The Moon is conjunct Neptune at 13 Pisces, squaring Mercury Retrograde at 13 Sagittarius (and the Great Attractor at 14 Sagittarius).

Pay attention … as these alignments and positions will be coming up again and again for some time.

Look at what you´re feeling, experiencing, thinking about, playing out and make notes.

Look at who is triggering you or projecting on you.

Look at who you are triggering or projecting on.

Look at the directions and paths waving their hands at you now.

Do you want to head that way?

Do you want to go someplace else?

Look at what spiritual experiences call to you and what you feel about them.

Look at what emotions seek to rise up in you and how you choose to engage them (or not).

Look at your current fears, hopes, dreams and desires.

And write it down for future reference.

It will come in handy.

Let´s call this: NoteMoment1

 

I will be writing more on these placements very, very soon in a much longer article – so stay tuned! You´ll see how it becomes very, very relevant.

 

 

PART 1: FINDING THE WAY HOME: MEAN NORTH NODE IN CANCER INCONJUNCT JUPITER-IN-SAGITTARIUS FOR 5 MONTHS!

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Between March-September 2019, the Mean or Average North Node will inconjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius for 154 days (5 months)!. That’s essentially 42% of an entire year!

This is a very influential aspect that will help us stay focused on creating a home we can all inhabit, a planetary family we can all be a part of. It can also inspire us to open our doors of perception towards the essence of the Feminine, the heart of family bonds (be it by choice or blood), ancestral work, and our relationship with the Oceans.

I’ll start with the dates and degrees involved, followed by explanations of what an inconjunct aspect is and an analysis of how that applies to us all.

I realize that this is looking at some time down the road, but you know what – it felt like it needed writing.

Other aspects of the Jupiter-in-Sagittarius transit will be covered by subsequent parts in series. These articles will have a stronger astrological focus as it is the Season of Sag.

There’s a lot going on … And this particular alignment is especially important for the USA.

DATES AND DEGREES

Please note that there are two ways to calculate the Nodes in astrology. One is the ‘ Mean/ Average’ calculation and the other is the ‘True’ Calculation. I have not found a satisfactory reason to dismiss either node in favour of the other. So I tend to look at both and find that each has its own validity.

Mean North Node in Cancer inconjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius

March 4-April 9 Jupiter at 22-24 Sagittarius, Node at 24-22 Cancer
May 17- September 12 Jupiter Retrograde at 22 Sagittarius- Jupiter Direct at 16 Sagittarius, Node at 20-14 Cancer

We get a tally of 154 days (5 months), 42% of an entire year!

True North Node in Cancer inconjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius

March 11-April 7 Jupiter at 23-24 Sagittarius, Node at 24-22 Cancer
June 7-July 14 Jupiter Retrograde at 19-15, Node at 17 Cancer
August 22-September 18 Jupiter 14-16, Node at 16-14 Cancer

We get a tally of 91 days (3 months). That’s still essentially 25% of an entire year!

So what does all that mean? Let’s backtrack to what an inconjunct is.

WHAT ARE INCONJUNCTS AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT ASPECTS

Essentially, the inconjunct alignment is one that asks us to take two energies that do not always blend together easily (like oil and water), and to find ways to make them work together. It occurs when two bodies are roughly 150 degrees apart.

The inconjunct is sometimes called the quincunx – and it often gets overlooked as a minor aspect.

In my experience with astrology, I find this classification one that needs revisiting.

Much transformation is possible when an inconjunct is present as it makes us think about something at an angle – in ways that we would not normally want or be able to. It is the kind of alignment that makes us uncomfortable, in ways that can actually lead us to greater growth if we are willing to sit with the lesson and apply what we learn.

Inconjunct aspects are incredibly important as they can form a Yod (Finger of Fate / Destiny / God / Goddess) in the skies. This happens with two inconjunct aspects come together at a single point, forming the apex of the Finger. The Yod can accelerate and intensify one’s karmic journey and spiritual experiences.

The apex of the Yod provides the energy and insight needed to transcend entrenched karmic patterns. You can think of it as the emulsifier that transforms the oil-and-water solution, allowing it to interact and become something completely new.

If ignored, yods can make life harder than it needs to be, with old lessons going on a super-repeat-cycle. Best to take them seriously.

In short:

The inconjunct aspect is a profound catalyst for transformation.
Ignore it at your own cost.

So, coming back to the present:

WHAT DOES THE NORTH NODE IN CANCER INCONJUNCT JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS SEEK TO TEACH US?

Let’s start with an analysis of the signs (context), and then the specific astrological points/bodies involved.

Sagittarius and Cancer do not exactly get along easily. The Mutable Fire sign wants to expand its horizons and find a new definition of self, whereas the Cardinal Water sign wants to find emotional security with a more fixed sense of home and belonging.

Given that the North Node points us to the direction we need to be walking towards, or the karmic lesson we have come to learn at a given time – heed its lesson.

As you are presented with so many different experiences and opportunities for learning, expansion and finding the bigger picture – remember to honor your emotional body. The mind tends to get caught up in the idea of mastery and patterns of control that see knowledge as a form of leverage. Developing the mind at the expense of all else becomes a seductive trap in itself. And that’s exactly where the North Node comes in.

Listen to your body and give room for your emotional self to weigh in on the decision as to what path to take. In some sense, the path (be it outwards or inwards) we are collectively asked to take is the one that says ‘ HOME’ .

Some may find ways to justify more traditional or conservative belief systems to anchor a sense of belonging and continuity. Others will dance the edge of cultural permissiveness and seek to find ways to expand their engagement with culture, family, home, tradition and the value systems they espouse. Others may seek to escape the confines of what they see as a tradition or family that they see as weighing them down.

The focus on politics, philosophy and ideological debate on female bodies and the role of the mother in the home is going to be brought up (even more so than usual). We will also see debates on the role of the oceans of the world and our rights and responsibilities towards them.

We may also see the rise of nationalistic, jingoistic rhetoric that seeks to lay claim to our physical and emotional relationship with home, family, tribe and culture.

I gotta say that’s looking pretty likely – but know that’s not the only way we can go with this.

Those in the USA will see this come to the forefront of national debate because the country has a Sagittarian Ascendant and the Sun, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury in Cancer!

Whatever comes up: Remember to re-center the debate to familial values and cultural norms that include, rather than exclude. Seek to make room for the wisdom and representation of indigenous voice and their right to determine their relationship with ancestral lands.This is your mission folks, should you choose to accept it.

(If not, that’s your call to make as well.)

Some will use this alignment to justify very blinkered ways of seeing the world, whereas others will seek to reform traditions that no longer align with the Evolutionary Energy of the Now – and the Truth it brings us to.

You will find many teachers, paths, teachings and signposts that are trying to take you one way or another.

The one I would suggest taking is the one that makes you feel at home in the world, realizing that we are all one global family. Everyone has their rights and responsibilities in the home, but we are all in this together!

Choose a path, teacher or teaching that lets you go home to the truth of your emotions, your body, your cellular memories, your ancestral lineages – and to then find new perspectives and ways of engaging with them.

It’s not about the same old, same old – but it’s about bringing in the New (and Aligned).

Remember I was talking about a Yod, or Finger of Fate?

Those who have alignments between 14-22 Taurus and/ or Aquarius are going to feel these Fingers of Fate in Action. Pay attention to the transits of Juno, Black Moon Lilith, Venus, Vesta, Mercury, Mars and the Sun as they form this Yod (or simply re-inforce the alignment) at multiple times.

Prepare to be tested, and remember to stay open to new ways of doing things. Allow yourself to adapt to technologies, businesses and financial measures that align with the needs of the biosphere, global society and the cosmic collective.

This comes with an honoring of the Feminine, whilst recognizing that the ways we access this archetype need to evolve with the times.

Quite a lot to work with, just with the one alignment.

Stay tuned. More to Come.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Blowing In The Wind: Practical Suggestions for Energy Shift between November 15-17, 2018.

 

We will see 5 significant astrological shifts occur between November 15-17. This will bring some clarity to the nature of change and direction of growth Jupiter in Sagittarius brings for the year ahead.

 

Shifts:

Mars will shift into Pisces

The Mean Node will shift out of Leo/Aquarius and into Cancer/Capricorn.

The Moon will shift into Pisces

Venus Retrograde will end

Mercury Retrograde will begin, conjuncting the Great Attractor

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General Suggestions:

Keep your eyes on the ball .

Karmic hooks can come up – stay clear unless you want to revisit their lessons.

People are more likely to be more grandiose about what they think and believe to be true. They may be more likely to try and project their vision of the way the world works onto everyone else.

Sift through the hype and don’t fall for the glitter.

Sometimes truth can be sparkly and pretty, but equally gnarly and scary.

Your innermost being knows what stream of Truth it wishes to access. Honor that choice and know that others are entitled to choose differently.

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As you know I don’t see this Jupiter transit through rose-tinted glasses. There are pluses and minuses and both need to be considered.

Jupiter in Sagittarius can bring you true spiritual growth if you are willing to see it for what it is.

I’ve been doing some deeper study on the transits to Jupiter this year. It goes beyond the Neptune square and has wider implications for the way we collectively choose to understand our Paths.

Stay tuned.  More to come.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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