A Quick Note on Current Astro-alignments (29 August 2016)

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Within the next 24 hours, Venus will shift into Libra and the Mercury Retrograde will begin at 29 Virgo.

There´s also a powerful Mutable T-Square involving the North Node (12 Virgo), South Node (12 Pisces), Neptune (10 Pisces), Saturn (9 Sagittarius) and Mars (12 Sagittarius).

Vesta (13 Cancer) is almost exactly opposed Pluto (15 Capricorn)

And of course, the Virgo Solar Eclipse is due on September 1st, woven into the Mutable T-Square described above. The Sun and Moon will approach the North Node, square Saturn and Mars and oppose the South Node and Neptune. This theme ain´t letting up any time soon. Here´s an article that talks about how you can work with all this Virgo energy.

Long story short – it´s a time of navigation. Choosing what paths you take, what roads of service you resonate with – and what must then be lessened or simply let go of.

You´ve been facing these energies quite a bit, so it´s nothing new – but what is significant is the Mercury Retrograde.

Miscommunication is likelier at this time – especially when it comes to the question of

who is purer?
who defines what is sacred?
who understands things better?
what is a sacred being allowed to do/be?
who judges it all?

Be open to multiple interpretations, but don´t let your voice get lost in the fracas … if it´s something worth your time saying, that is.

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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SEPTEMBER 2016: A TIME TO TEND THE GARDENS OF THE SOUL

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My instinct for most of the upcoming month, especially with all this activity in Virgo activity in Virgo  (Mercury Retrograde, Sun´s transit, Solar Eclipse / New Moon), etc. is to look at this as an opportunity to review.

To take stock of what we grow in our gardens, be they in the front yard, or in the soul.

What roses do we prize, what weeds do we detest?
What wildflowers refuse to be tamed and simply take over ..
And why?

It´s a good time for reflection, as Mercury Retrogrades tend to be

Look at the seeds of your intentions, of where your energy sits as you manifest. And allow the cosmic waters (Pisces) to wash away what no longer resonates – as will certainly be the case once we enter the 2nd half of September.

There is no hard and fast rule how to handle alignments like these. My sense is that certain events already set into motion will … well.. unfold – the arrow – as I said a few days ago – has already been launched.

What you can do is to look within and to maintain what boundaries you need to find inner peace, health and wholesomeness. Sometimes, that is truly the best thing you can do.

Blessings and Love as always,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

The Sky Priestess

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Poem: A Song for A Fool

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Do you not see the unshed tear
Do you not hear the tinkle of a heart shattered
Or the crunch of the callous as they lay their feet
On a bloody field of human debris

Of tissue, sinew, muscle, fat, skin, mass
Hopes, dreams, desires
Imagined destinies …

Emotions cast aside as carrion
The subject dissolved into obscurity

As she looks at you.

Do you not see the hollow heart?
That yearns to beat once more in the dark?

Her eyes seek to find in some pool of reflection
A kind soul in search of home

She seeks to know and be known
In the tendrils of the flesh

In the smouldering wet, red, space
In which mysteries are laid bare

As flesh meets the saint
In the hallow space of confession
The bed, the field, the dark corner of the night,
She seeks to know … and Be Known

Can you not see the woman? Or hear her cry?
The smile that masks a thousand yearnings …

The hips that sway in search of a finger to still them.

Is She that much of a Mystery?
Or is it easier to turn away

Would you turn to dust
If you heard the unspoken word

Would you turn to dust
If you felt the tear that seeks the ground

For some form of embrace?

Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 12-4-2015, Madurai, India

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THE ARROW IS LAUNCHED! RELEASE!

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Mercury (27 Virgo) squares the Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius), whilst conjuncting Jupiter (26 Virgo) and Venus (24 Virgo).

Mars (10 Sagittarius) has just finished its conjunction with Saturn (9 Sagittarius) and both square Neptune / South Node (10-12 Pisces) and the North Node (12 Virgo). In roughly 9 hours´time, the Gemini Moon will complete a Grand Mutable Cross, linking all these bodies on the 25th of August.

Tomorrow (26 August), the Gemini Moon will go on to square Jupiter, Venus and Mercury in Virgo. Jupiter will enter 27 Virgo and square the Galactic Center directly.

The Great Goddess Grand Water Trine – with Juno, Black Moon Lilith, Vesta, Neptune and the South Node continues to bring us revelations on the Nature of the Dark Feminine (especially), and the karmic currents that we need to navigate in the Search of Her. This alignment will remain in place for the next 2 weeks and is a remnant of the Great Goddess Grand Sextile that lasted between the end of July till mid-August 2016.

In English – what all this means is that we´re seeing the arrow finally Launch! We´ve been building up to so many of these alignments for months now and they are revealing to us the Path we must take, or Paths (if that works for you).

The next few days will bring you in contact with teachers, teachings, paths, philosophies, paradigms and/or opportunities for travel, learning or really – anything that expands your horizons. Some of these paths will be right for you, and some won´t. See what comes and choose what you need to.

A couple of general pointers:

Stay away from the need to always be right, to always have the final say, to always feel like you ´know´ everything. Or from needing to take the moral high ground.

Stay open, stay fluid, stay flexible. Everyone has something to say, and even if you don´t think it´s valid – perhaps some part of the Universe does. What you consider Truth today may be false tomorrow.

And watch those emotions! Let your emotions take you where you need to go. It may be a place you need to heal or one you need to sever your ties with. Only you will know.

Here are the relevant articles I have written on these alignments. Remember that the 26th and 27th are potent days for facilitation (exercise discernment though, always). Mercury Retrograde on August 29/30 (depends on where you are in the world) – and of course the Virgo Solar Eclipse on September 1st.

Movement, movement, movement. Revelation, Revelation, Revelation.

August 26/27 – Jupiter and Venus conjunct, square the Galactic Center –http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1lP

When Not All Darkness is Sacred: Things to Bear in Mind when Embodying or Channeling The Dark Goddess – http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1mo

22 August 2016 – Our Relationship with Darkness, Service, Spirit, Self and Path – http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1lF

Virgo´s Energy: Finding the Sacred in the Everyday ( + Preparing for the Virgo Solar Eclipse, August-October 2016) – http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1ly

Navigating the Dance of the Mutable Signs (May-September 2016) w. Vesta, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Nodes, etc. – http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1a7

You can find more articles on my site www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com– these are just the most relevant articles for the present.

I would also like to thank you all for your continued support.

The site has just passed the 300,000 visitor mark.

Many Blessings!

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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When Not All Darkness is Sacred: Things to Bear in Mind when Embodying or Channelling the Dark Goddess

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With the Rise of the Feminine, so many of us across the Globe have instinctively sought out and begun to honor the Suppressed, Forgotten, Dark Feminine. Be She Kali, Lilith, Hecate, Dhumavati or by any other name, Her Darkness is one that any and all on this Path instantly recognize.

As I have written on multiple occasions, there is equally a trend of appropriating, watering-down and commercializing ancient spiritual traditions, rendering translations that (at times) are a far echo of what was once a powerful being or deity.

To some extent, that has happened with the Dark Goddess. In the bid to make her far more accessible to seekers, so much of what makes her Dark is forgotten or simply glossed over.

And that is .. when you really get down to it .. Not the brightest idea …

This is an energetic signature that has been suppressed, vilified, projected upon and held captive in the words, rituals and imaginations of thousands of years of patriarchal rule. Parts of it hearken back to a time before Time, a space I call the Void from which all Creation emerged. Parts of this Darkness are unspeakably, immeasurably healing and rejuvenating.

And parts of it are downright dangerous, psychotic, chaotic and out of control. This last part is the bit which I´m going to talk about today.

Some of you might find my words as a shocker, others might be be tempted to turn it back on me (i.e. project on me instead), others might wonder if I´ve finally gone off my rocker. That is your judgement to make, should you feel the need. I cannot eschew my duties in any case.

I should also add that many of you who are now just beginning your Path with Her may find Her to be the very opposite. This article is more so for those who have crossed a certain threshold in their relationship with Her and are venturing into a very different terrain. It is more likely to speak to intermediate and advanced channellers and practitioners who invoke her Energy directly.

This is not the same as being a Devotee of Her, or looking to her for Strength and Inspiration. It is a very, very, different relationship and level of engagement.

This is an article that has been months in the making with insights that have been verified by multiple practitioners of a truly advanced level whose judgement I find sound.

I have excluded all other known potential variables before putting forth my hypothesis:

That Parts of the Dark Goddess are Broken in Savage, Damaging ways. And it is up to us to Heal this Darkness. That Working with The Dark Goddess´ energy fully requires us to be present to All of These Aspects.

A few months ago, especially when I facilitated my ´Into the Void: A Journey to the Dark Goddess´ workshop in Glastonbury – I was initiated into certain energetic techniques that I have not read of or heard of elsewhere. I am in the process of writing down these transmissions that come directly from Her, straight from Source – in her Dark Form – I should say a Formless Darkness to be exact.

These teachings have the capacity to heal across timelines in a more complete form that accesses the body at a level I have no words for.

The workshop itself was attended by shamankas who had decades of experience in the field, and the facilitations were very very well received. The downloads were instants the keys I was given opened me to realms I did not consider possible. It was a gift. And most certainly a surprise.

And through that process I have seen many Shades of Darkness. Some are electric blue, some are fiery red. Some have no colour, only a taste or a texture. Some that bring me to a tearful state of reverence, and others that bring me to absolute repulsion.

Darkness is not Homogeneous. She is not Homogeneous. And we cannot Nail Her into Archetypes that Serve our Interests.

Well, not when you´re on an all-out Priestess path. At some point, you feel the rub.

Yes, She can be All-Loving, but that´s not All She is. There is a part of Her that is equally All-Hating.

With the astrological activations of Eris and Uranus, I have seen these multiple Shades of Darkness intensify, with the more bloodthirsty and destructive variant finding more ground.

Imagine having been let out of a cage after been held hostage and raped and abused for thousands of years. I´d be in a bad mood, wouldn´t you?

And I´m not just talking about the righteous avenger of Justice, the Holy Flame of Passion, I´m talking about the kind of energy that enjoys Discord. That enjoys pushing to the edge to see if you will jump.

That throws down the Golden Apple to watch them dance, and ultimately murder themselves. That brings you to the brink of desperation at which point your only choice is to surrender and to do what She bids you to.

(I know, this sounds a lot like the way the ancient Greeks and Romans understood Eris – but dammit, I´m starting to see where their fears come from. It ain´t pretty)

Before we discuss this further, I want to explain that I have taken the time to rule out other factors, in collaboration with professionals in these respective fields : –

A Mental Breakdown – Unclear Sight / Ungrounded Presence – Hijacking / Entities speaking on the Same Channel – Implants – Past-Life Karma – Rips in the Energy Field – ´The Shadow´/ Unacknowledged Self – Projection Dynamics – Disassociated Personality – Possession – and so on …

Having the same experience validated and verified by other long-time practitioners and Priestesses has given me the courage and necessary push to speak about this aspect of Her. I had to be sure that I wasn´t just picking up on something personal and projecting it onto a Divine construct. This is the hardest article I have ever had to write and I thank the sisters – and my brother – who proof-read the draft.

Again – those who directly embody and channel the energy of the Dark Goddess relate to her very differently from those who worship her as a devotee or write about her in admiration, who see her from afar.

For when you look at her Eye-to-Eye, you begin to see these Multiple Faces. Multiple Shadows.

To the many who have sought her out for healing from brokenness and victimhood – I know what I´m saying is a tough pill to swallow.

She is your Saviour, the One who brought you out of bondage. And now – could She be asking you to enter into another?

The thought is too painful to fully consider, but I must. For that is how I began with her myself – that was the first chapter of my Journey with her.

In past times, this is also why access to the Dark Goddesses was traditionally mediated by one who had crossed those thresholds and who help you navigate your way through.

To see if you were ready to truly pass through the eye of the Needle and into a different dimension of Consciousness. Things don´t make the sense the way we expect them to. To be able to tell the difference between your baggage – and – what appears to be baggage of a Cosmic Origin.

In this age, everyone is connecting with everything, irrespective of levels of readiness. We want Enlightenment NOW! And – especially – when it comes to an energy like this one .. that is absolutely not the right approach. It´s one of the reasons why working with the Dark Mothers has, in past times, come with a tonne of warning labels.

Well, like it or not, we´re all going to have face Her. Especially with the Eris-Uranus conjunctions of 2016 and 2017.

So, back to what I´d like to share with you today. The aspects of Darkness that are .. possibly not Sacred as we would like them to be … This is different from the righteous energy of the avenger, the bringer of justice. Or the benevolent, nurturing mother. Or the faceless, formless Void of Creation.

This is just batshit crazy.

I have witnessed this energy move through me, and those closest to me. And have heard of the same story or dynamic with other practitioners. And they are the same story.

Sometimes when you channel or embody Her energy, you see Her Pain. Her Shadow. And that is far larger than any one individual or story. The level and intensity of hate, rage and anger far exceeds your own. It is not even the pain of a single soul through multiple lifetimes, but of a pain that millions, if not billions have borne.

And sometimes it is Anger. It is the desire to Burn. Burn the world that held Her down against Her will.

It is a far larger than one individual´s pain. It is immense.

The images we receive are very similar as is the feel or nature of the energy which I am doing my best to describe. Something about it feels edgy, intoxicated with power – but off, so very, very off. It is the Rising Feminine, but it´s not what we expected.

And I´ve seen it move through so many people that I now can put a finger it and identify it. Not to blame or shame. But to heal.

There are these moments when you feel as though you have no control. That your usual ways of communing with Spirit are quite literally leading you off a cliff. They can be utterly selfish, utterly destructive, utterly ghastly. And still come through the same channel as so many other beautiful, uplifting messages from the Dark Mother emanate.

A very different experience from your personal shadow-work, from possession, or all that fun stuff… this moves through you like Lightning that has stood in wait for thousands of Years and whose anger can no longer be denied.

There´s no Ego-hold to it. It just moves through you like a Wave you feel you can´t stop. Because is so … huge.

Until I reached out and found other sisters struggling with the same, I was about to throw in the towel. I had run out of explanations beyond the idea I was on the wrong Path and had taken a weird turn, now in thoroughly bizarre territory.

How was this even possible?

How could the Mother I love so much be expressing such violent, destructive-for-its-own-sake energy?

Could the Greeks have been right with their fear of Eris?

Was I internalizing patriarchal propaganda or finding an inner demoness I needed to exorcise?

Was I losing my own sanity?

Was my Ego-Shadow-Baggage that HUGE?

So many questions ..

But after much searching, verifying and discerning …

What I can understand now is that this is part of a far, far, larger thing. Something that goes beyond me as a person, as a daughter of a particular maternal line, a member of an ethnicity or race, and so on.

It´s something that each and every practitioner-channeller of The Dark Mother will face the farther they go in Her Service.

That with the Rise of the Feminine .. ALL parts of Her are waking up.

That includes the Avenger, the Protector, the Mother – but equally –

Part of her is Screaming. A part of her wants to Kill. A part of her Relishes the Bloodshed.

Imagining Her not to have these features is … to deny so much of what She is and has been through.

And that is what has happened… with the watering-down of this archetype so as to make her more accessible. In much the same way the Feminine is pedestalized to the point where she is not capable of any Evil.

And to pretend that this side of Her comes out only in response to injustice is well-meaning, but ultimately incomplete.

Different people have responded differently to this energy. Some have run for the hills. Others have embodied it and have allowed their personal baggage to be conflated with Her Shadow. Her Past. The energy they feel from Her is so powerful that it makes them feel powerful. And they attack, in Her name. And they glorify it.

There is another group who sees this as a test of initiation. Surrender to her without question and She will save you. You can call it a lack of faith on my path, but there are some things I will never do – no matter who or what asks me to, or whatever larger cause there may be. The ends do not justify the means.

Those who are working with Her purely from the Lower Chakras aren´t able to see the difference between these shades- because it looks so very similar. You need the upper and the lower working in tandem to tell the two apart.

How do you tell the difference between one fighting for justice, and one fighting just because She likes the chaos? When you´re in a stage where you´re just finding your feet, your voice and your power – this is the last thing you want to think about.

I am writing about this because (1) that´s how I process, (2) there´s bound to be other people who are dealing with this exact question-

What do you do when your Dark Goddess tells you to do the energetic equivalent of drinking poison, of mating with a monster? Or of putting an innocent in harm´s way? Or opening a door you know you shouldn´t?

(Those with Atlantean connections / past-life memories – you know exactly what I´m talking about)

What do you do when the one you trusted and loved so deeply asks you to commit an act you cannot? And every fiber in your body tells you not to?

My only response would be to find a different kind of Darkness to Heal whom you Love so very very deeply. In this case, a Priestess to a Goddess. And many others will be doing the same.

With the astrology of Eris and Uranus, I suspect this work is going to be far more significant than any of us ever imagined. Already I see many who believe they´re on the Path being utterly controlled by this variant of Darkness. And those who can tell the difference between the two are shying away from it. Some refuse to acknowledge it at all (which does not help).

It´s an ancient energy. And one that carries the scars of what we collectively did to the Goddess in the first place. When you bring back The Feminine — it´s ALL of Her. Not just the lovey-dovey, rosey, or even the avenging-for-justice bits. There is lunacy, there is hysteria, there is aggression and there is malice. There is the victim that wants to be heard and the victim-turned-bully that wants to enjoy what it once endured.

Let us be honest. If we accept that the Male God has a Shadow of Brutality and War, then why do we leave the Female exempt? I for one do not buy the woman-is-by-virtue-of-her-sex-more-sacred-argument. In our need to see Goddess as Saviour, we exclude her Shadow. Just look to the holy texts of monotheistic faith – a lot of Gods have a side that is utterly, unspeakably Cruel.

And if we look to the history/herstory of The Dark Goddess herself, her cults have not necessarily been of a peaceful kind. The priests of Cybele and her consort Attis, for instance, engaged in Self-Castration and self-whipping. An impersonator of the Aztec Earth-Mother Goddess Coatlicue was ritually sacrificed in an annual festival. Practices of human sacrifice and .. shall we say unethical magic.. have been associated with the Goddess Kali.

The list goes on. She is a whole lot more than your sister-power-girlfriend who backs you up when you need to stand Tall. There are many other facets of Her than the watered-down, New Age interpretation we´re being asked to consume.

When we bring back these Older Goddesses and their practices, we also bring back the energies associated with them. And not all of them are of Love. So when we invoke these names, we are invoking far more than our current ideas of what The Dark Goddess is what We Want Her to Be. Such is the power of ritual.

Which is why … truly walking the Path of the Dark Goddess is not something I would recommend for most people. You see every possible Shade of Light, Dark, Rainbow, Inverted Energy there is – and you are challenged to find what is Sacred within it , or what must be done to make it Sacred Once more.

Sometimes Serving the Goddess means .. ya really got to Serve Her… with a Dose of Perspective.

To me, a Goddess is not some uber-deity that watches over us. She is born of the intersections of multiple realities, fractals of a hologram that together – bring us the Illusion / Reality of One who is far greater than All. At least, that´s the way I see Her. Which may be right or wrong, but it´s only way that works for me.

When I heal myself, I heal my Goddess. I heal every woman, man, child, being I am connected with. And vice versa. When I harm myself, I make the same choice.

It´s possible – using the body analogy – that whatever this vibration is is the equivalent of bile or regurgitation. That it´s an image of the pain and distortion that women (in particular) and their Sacred, Dark traditions have undergone. Or, it´s just a part of Her we need to address.

Whichever it is, I am sure this piece will challenge and alienate many. But I hope it will find its way to many others who work with, who honor the Sacred Dark Mother for All She Is, not merely All that We Need Her To Be.

In other words, just as we have a Shadow, so does She. And when you channel Her or embody that energy directly, that Shadow comes out as well. It´s tempting to say it´s the individual self projected, or other such psychological shenanigans – but here is where I am grateful for the validation that other channellers have also experienced. It is a part of Her energy in itself. Telling the difference between these various shades of Darkness, between your personal Shadow – and Hers – is a task in itself. That´s why this path has not always been that accessible.

The question of how to heal or address this Shadow is a huge one. And I´m going to have to go back the transmissions I received earlier in the year. As I suspect my answer has been there all along.

It´s going to take Love of all Shades. Especially from the Darkest of Spaces.

I´ll share more when I can.

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Dark Mother’s Children

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August 26 & 27, 2016: Jupiter and Venus square the Galactic Center! and more …

 

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The 26th and 27th of August will be prime time for spiritual facilitation, ritual-work, astrological readings and so on. Jupiter will be conjunct Venus at 27 Virgo and both shall exactly square the Galactic Center at 27 Sagittarius. See my previous articles for other alignments, also going exact in the skies.

Anytime anything comes close to the GC, you see yourself (and indeed, all of us) either pulled or pushed towards something. Be a Person, Path, Teacher, Ideology, Travel Adventure, University – anyone or anything that seeks to expand your horizons and to provide you and expanded sense of Self-in-Cosmos. Unsurprisingly, Astrology and Academia are ´ruled´ by Jupiter/Sagittarius – though more unconventional approaches to Astrology may find greater expression through Aquarius. The Galactic Center of the Milky Way sits at 27 Sagittarius at present. It shifts, very slowly, over time.

Jupiter rules Sagittarius – so it deals with the same themes as discussed above. Having finished its Retrograde, Jupiter now moves through the tail end of Virgo. With Jupiter squared the Galactic Center, what we are likely to see is the question of whether our Path of Truth aligns with our Path of Service – whether our mentors, guides or paradigms are taking us to where we are of greatest use. No matter how far flung the stars may be, our knowledge of them counts for little unless they can be have some practical use. That´s what Jupiter keeps asking us at this time. And a bunch of other things.  (The Mars / Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces asks us the same question, but in a different form).

Now, with Venus in the picture … that … already intense alignment takes on whole new dimensions. Here we are asked if our Path of Service aligns with the Feminine, considers the Earth-and-Her-Manifested-Reality, honours the material realm and its preservation – and so on. Partnerships – be it of a personal or professional nature – will be a powerful vehicle in teaching us these lessons. Relationships can go either way, in other words – especially when two or more persons find different answers to the question of : Which Road Do I Take?

Just a word of caution – Mercury will be Retrograding at 29 Virgo on August 30th. If you are going to use this energy for some powerful self-working, make sure you (1) stay grounded, (2) stay discerning and if you can, keep the focus on healing / purifying your relationship with the past and/or on inner states of mind and being. And make sure you work with a facilitator who is able to work with Mercury in inverse / retrograde energy. Not everyone can, and some are especially gifted in doing so.

Bear in mind a potent Solar Eclipse / Virgo New Moon is on the way on the 1st of September. The New Moon sits close to the North Node, opposes the South Node and Neptune and squares Mars and Saturn (Mutable Magic / Mayhem). Ai yai yai … The energy from this alignment alone is ramping up all else! And, especially with Mercury in Retrograde — it makes things a whole lot more intense. This piece addresses longer-term challenges and opportunities that astrological movements through Virgo present.

By way of the Saros cycles, the upcoming Solar Eclipse in Virgo (September 1, 2016) is preceded by the Solar Eclipse at 29 Leo on August 21/22, 1998. So, look back then and see what seeds, themes, energies are presenting themselves to you now. What connections or ruptures have emerged in the interim.

Generally speaking, the next few days are also blanket fort days for those who have difficulty staying grounded and/or whose sensitivity levels cannot take the intensity of these alignments. Seek help, shelter and sanctuary from friends/groups who are willing and able to provide grounding for you at this time. Avoid high-intensity work if this is the case.

Also, if you are thinking about trying a new approach, facilitator and/or modality of healing – check, check, again. Not the time to start something new.

Whilst I´d love to be able to offer sessions to the general public at this time, I´m afraid my guidance is still saying Rest. The stitches are taking quite a long time to heal.

If you´d like to be on the waiting list for when I get back into it, do let me know using the form below. I will however, continue to keep you informed via posts and articles.

Blessings and Love,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

 

 

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22 August 2016 – Our Relationship with Darkness, Service, Spirit, Self and Path

Violet Womb with Name

We have three (near or exact) conjunctions of note in the skies:
Mercury – Jupiter – 26 Virgo
Uranus – Moon – 24 Aries
Mars – Saturn – 8-9 Sagittarius

Along with the Sun´s impending shift into Virgo (in less than 3 hours´time).

And an exact (within 1 degree orb) Grand Water Trine with Vesta (11 Cancer), Black Moon Lilith (10 Scorpio) and Neptune (10 Pisces)

Let´s talk about this a little further.

The Mercury-Jupiter conjunction is going to be testing us. You are going to need to find the right words through which you can earn growth, mastery and competence in your particular role of service. Words – critical, sometimes shaming – will come your way. What you choose to say is paramount in setting the right energetic anchor. Look to my previous post on the significance of Virgo energy (and the Sun´s transit through Virgo) at this time, as we build up to a Virgo Solar Eclipse (September 1) –http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1ly

The Uranus Moon conjunction went exact a few hours ago. That would have resulted in explosive declarations, expressions – even erratic ones – of Selfhood. The voice of the instinctual self threatens to break through social convention and says: HERE I AM, DON´T YOU DARE IGNORE ME! Which, given the state of the world, is probably a good thing. It can be quite damaging, so watch out for overkill. Those of you who have been working closely with Uranus-Eris and the Self they call into being, will not see this as much of an issue. Others around you might, though.

The Mars-Saturn conjunction will take 2 more days to go exact on August 24, 2016. Look to the path you want to commit to, and how you use to channel your physical impulses and drives towards making that happen. That will more than likely involve choosing a Path, potentially one that expands your mind and horizons (i.e. through education, mentorship, foreign travel, etc. ). The conjunction is squared Neptune – the great dissolver … If the Path you´re on is not aligned with your Spirit, now´s the time to reroute.

Some of you will find it hard to look at and dissolve a long-held belief in your relationship with the spiritual world. This is to be expected. Some of you will relish the challenge. It all depends on what you believe and if it truly resonates. A lot of blindfolds are coming off at this time, a lot of bubbles burst.

Now, the Grand Water Trine with Black Moon Lilith, Vesta and Neptune is …. a whole other kettle of fish. Tearful catharsis, deep psychological / emotional journeying, ancestral work, shamanism, communicating with other realms, beyond the Veil, etc. All of the these themes are activated.

To me, at least – it is a time where we look at (especially) the Archetype of the Dark Goddess and how we Serve Her. How we understand the Path before us. Is it one of Surrender and Sacrifice, Loss and Grief – which we then (s)herorically overcome through Faith (old school style)? Do we need to remain Virgin Sacrifices or Martyrs to be Wo/Men of Faith and Spirit?

Does the Dark Mother have to Suffer, have to Persecuted to be Dark and Sacred ??? Can´t She be Dark and Happy???

Do we have a chance to choose a different mode of engagement?

Do we have to follow the course of the old scripts? The echoes of barbaric patriarchy and its attempted distortion of The Great Goddess?

That´s been the gist of what I´ve been asking Her as of late.

We´re in a new Age 🙂 (or, according to some, are very close to one) – let´s make the best of it. Let´s give ourselves permission to make new choices, new energetic relationships with Spirit.

And so it shall be.

Best Wishes,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess ; The Dark Mother’s Children

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