THE HEART OF THE GALAXY: Sun (27 Leo) trined Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius) – 20th August 2018

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Today is a day where you can come into contact with powerful teachers, philosophies, paths, truths, scholars, seers – anything that seeks to bring you to the Path of Truth.

But Truth is a funny thing. It shows us – like light reflected off the sides of a multifaceted diamond – partial silvers of a far larger picture.

Sometimes we get caught into ways of thought that seem right, especially when an Echo Chamber surrounds it – saying that it must be so.

And we get caught up in the weight of what the mind thinks it has mastered.

Be it in political ideologies, religious thoughts, philosophies on the world, astrological perspectives.

There´s so many truths floating around, so many directions that claim to take you where you need and want to be.

So how do you choose?

Follow your Heart in responding to the opportunities or connections that present themselves to you today.

It isn´t about what you know, or what you think you know.
Because Human knowledge is finite, and always-changing.

It is about what resonates with the Core of your Heart, your Inner Most Being.

And that is something that no one can put words to, no matter how hard Ego may try to convince you otherwise.

Leo, despite its capacity for generosity, sees its downfall through pride. Whether many applaud or validate your truth, or not has little to do with what the Soul seeks and yearns for.

The challenge is to know whether it is your Ego or your Heart that leads the way in your choice of path at this time – especially as asteroid Tantalus conjuncts The Sun, trining the Galactic Center.

Tantalus literally tantalizes us with the illusion of what we think we want, rather than what our Heart actually calls out for.

Sometimes it leads to false projections on the truths you encounter and those who speak them, for better or worse.

It takes absolute courage to tell that apart.

The Fearless Heart isn´t going to lead you to places that always feel-good, it´ll also lead you to those parts of yourself that you resent, feel ashamed about, or downright fear.

It might actually ask you to abandon a path that you´ve held onto for a long time as you may no longer need it as much.

It ask you to tread uncertain ground. Where you don´t know what´s next.

Or it might ask you to follow a new direction. Only you can know.

But you don´t have to do this all by yourself.

It is perfectly okay to get help. With discernment.

If seeking a teacher, remember that their role is to help you remember what you have shut off from yourself.

It is not to dictate the terms of your destiny.
It is not to create a false sense of hierarchy, internally or externally.

It is to lead you back to yourself.

Hear what comes your way and honor the time and energy of those who do – but always, always, tune back into your own body.

It has far more wisdom than we give it credit for.

So give yourselves permission to be bold. fearless. true.

Shine Your Own Light.
Make Your Own Destiny.

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Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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How 2018´s Eclipse Season Opened our Hearts, Planet-Wide + Kerala Flood Relief Fund-Raising

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2018´s Leo-Aquarius eclipse season with multiple retrogrades has been very rough for some. Very awakening for others. (Sometimes both)

We´ve also seen the deaths of several powerful figures in the fields of politics, cinema, the creative arts, governance (Leo-Capricorn) in the past 8 days!

Sir V. S. Naipaul – British-Indian author born in Trinidad, Nobel Prize Winner for Literature (2001). Leo Sun.

Mr. Karunanidhi – veteran Southern Indian politician and poet, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Mr. Somnath Chatterjee – Former Speaker of the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Indian Parliament), veteran political leader and historian

Mr. Vajpayee – veteran Northern Indian politician and poet, former Prime Minister of India

Aretha Franklin -The Queen of Soul, African-American singer, pianist, civil rights stalwart

Kofi Annan – Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1st African to hold the office

We saw multiple natural disasters, political scandals and other heart-opening moments between May-August 2018

It makes sense to provide a decent build-up / build-down window due to the intensity of these eclipses. +/- 1 month would not be a stretch.

Here´s a partial list of what´s been going on.

Kilauea´s volanic eruption in Hawaii. (seems to have ceased erupting yesterday)

Earthquakes in Indonesia.

Flooding and mudslides in Japan.

Fires in California & British Columbia (ongoing)

Drought and Fire on Australia´s Eastern Coast (ongoing)

Massive flooding in Kerala, South India (ongoing)

We also had our hearts broken with the revelation of detention camps for immigrant children separated from their parents at the US Border.

And the heartbreaking story of the mother orca who grieved the death of her child by carrying her calf for 17 days without rest.

Please feel free to add to that list in the comments below if anything major was missed.

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We can see this as a moment of great clearing, which leads the way to new possibilities, energies and realities.

And we can also take the time to acknowledge the human costs incurred and the emotions we process as it all comes up.
Prayers for the collective and the planet are greatly recommended at this time. As are practical efforts towards creating sustainable change and helping those in need.
That´s what Leo-Aquarius ultimately seeks to teach us.

It´s been all about awakening the Fearlessly Compassionate Heart.

And Leading the Way for Change

 

Keep your hearts open – shine your light – and know it´s not about you.

But rather – you, me, we, us.

And do what you can for others ❤

Within reason.

Mercury has just stationed direct (a few hours ago). We will see Mars follow suit on August 27th. You´ll slowly start to see the dust settle. And the major work of re-building will need to be begun, in earnest.

Kilauea finally stopped erupting yesterday, and today we finally have the first day free of red-alerts in Kerala since August 9th.
Fingers crossed!

 

I feel we will turn the corner on this particular eclipse period when Mercury FINALLY exits Leo on September 5th.

 

So keep doing what you can!

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I believe in doing what I suggest others to do. Living by what I teach to the best of my ability.

So for my part, I am raising funds for the Kerala floods as I am nearby and may be able to get supplies to affected areas.

You can either donate directly using the links below or by booking a session with me as I am donating a part of what I earn this round to the cause. I was touched to see that inspired another facilitator to do the same thing and I hope more follow suit.

KERALA FLOODS:

To date, they have claimed 357 lives, displaced over 300,000 people and caused property damage of over 1 Billion USD. People are still stranded in their homes and are without access to basic supplies, food, antiseptics, sanitary pads, and so on. 14 districts were badly affected across the state.

You can find out a little more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45232327 or https://gulfnews.com/…/kerala-floods-live-coverage-death-to…

DIRECT DONATION:

If you´d like to help, please use this link: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/keralafloodrelief

SUPPORT VIA SESSIONS:

I am also holding a round of sessions. 11% of the proceeds from this round will be donated to flood relief efforts.

To book a session with me, use this link: theskypriestess.as.me/schedule.php

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And remember, do what you can- when and where you can ❤

Blessings and Love

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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ELEMENTAL JUGGLING: FIRE, WATER AND EARTH INFLUENCES IN THE SKIES

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The Fire (Sagittarius, Aries, Leo), Water (Scorpio-Pisces) and Earth (Capricorn, Taurus) signs ask us to perform a delicate juggling act in the midst of powerful energetic alignments.

So if you´re feeling like there´s just a tonne of things happening and in completely different ways, you´re not alone.

This is a collection of some of the most important influences at play, by no means a complete listing.

FIRE:

There´s a lot of fiery energy in the skies today with the Sun (24 Leo) trining Eris (24 Aries) – and tomorrow´s Sun-trine-Ixion (25 Sagittarius).

Be aware of what is being sparked within you right now and what seeks to burst out into the world. As difficult as it may feel for some, patience and restraint will see you through this.

Those who feel on edge and about ready to pop may want to ground out and take a mental health day if possible. Some may prefer rigorous exercise as a means to channel and work through all that excess energy.

WATER:

Jupiter + Moon (15 Scorpio) trined Neptune Rx (15 Pisces). This alignment is asking us to bring up ancestral, karmic, inherited, intergenerational issues and to perceive them in terms of the eyes of Spirit.

Clearing your homes, bodies and spaces of psychic influences from other times/realms will be beneficial at this time.

Drinking purified or blessed water can go a long way in restoring balance. Consider using elite noble shungite to charge and purify your drinking water.

Those with alignments near 15 Cancer will experience this as a Grand Water Trine. More emotional processing, more rest, more sensitivity to process will be required.

WATER/FIRE:

We also see Mercury Rx (11 Leo) squaring the Moon at 15 Scorpio right now. Deep emotional drives, catalysts, insecurities, fears and desires are trying to push through to the surface. Some of this will be your personal baggage, others will be linked to intimate partners or even ancestral / generational influences. The clash with Mercury Retrograde in Leo challenges us to express these emotions appropriately, without heading into crash-and-burn mode.

Try to redirect some of this energy into something constructive and creative. Get out of your head and get back into nature. Or pick up a colouring book and get artsy.

Try to avoid making financial, relationship or other decisions until Mercury has (at least) stationed direct – on August 18-19.

It´s the 18th for the Americas and 19th for Asia.

EARTH:

We also see Saturn Rx (2 Capricorn) trining Uranus Rx (2 Taurus). Pay attention to changes in political and economic institutions, structures, persons of power and ecological changes.

If you have anything near 2 Virgo, be especially mindful of gut health and maintaining a healthy body-mind-spirit fitness or healing regime.

Key Reminders:

A little bit of patience can go a long way, especially when dealing with ungrounded or irritable people

If you´re super frustrated, remember to find healthy, creative outlets for all that energy.

Give the energy 2-3 days to shift as we head towards the end of Mercury Retrograde.

Good luck juggling!

Blessings and Love

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Mars Re-enters Capricorn (August 12-13 – September 10-11, 2018): Opportunities to Prepare and Re-Structure before Further Waves of Planetary Transformation

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Blessings to everyone. Mars is currently in Aquarius and is preparing to re-enter Capricorn within a matter of hours. This phase of re-visitation will be instrumental in preparing and restructuring our engagement with far more powerful waves of planetary change due later in the year.
 

* * What Mars in Aquarius has been teaching us since mid-May and why it ties into Uranus´ lessons

 
The way Mars entered Aquarius this year holds key clues for the way we will engage the energy of Uranus in Taurus and spearhead collective change for a long time to come.
 
Between May 13-16, 2018 Mars and Uranus tailed each other very closely in a square alignment at 29 Capricorn-0 Aquarius and 29 Aries-0 Taurus respectively. They kept amping up the energy and challenging one another in very dramatic, powerful ways. We saw a lot of heat coming from political institutions, states, and their attitudes towards war and violence. At an individual level, we were asked to accept or challenge such attitudes – and what we were willing to do about it.
 
Uranus then entered 0 Taurus and Mars then entered 0 Aquarius on May 15-16, 2018. The challenge continued, but in different ways.
 
In other words:
 

When the energy shifted on May 15-16, the focus shifted.

 
Mars in Aquarius encouraged us to explore our ideals, humanitarian values, engagement with groups and technology – and so on. It catalyzed many breakthroughs and the raising of awareness of key issues across the planet.
 
Uranus in Taurus asked us to pay more attention to environmental needs, issues, disasters and saw the power of change with the transformation of collective consciousness. It brought us back to the awareness we hold in our very cells, the way the Body is connected intimately with the Cycles of the Earth Herself.
 
It became less about the personal Ego-Self and its focus on a hierarchical reward structure, and more about individuating the self so that it may pitch in (without losing its essence and boundaries) in the process of planetary and personal transformation.
 
All of that sounds great – and then Mars began its Retrograde on June 26th, 2018. And right now, it´s just about to bring us back to that Capriconian energy we clashed with (and grew with) in mid-May.
 

* * Mars conjunct Black Moon Lilith at 0 Aquarius – an important message before we head back into Capricorn

 
At the tail end of its journey through Aquarius (for now), Mars conjuncts Black Moon Lilith at 0 Aquarius. Whilst we will have more opportunities to work with Mars-Lilith in the future, heed Her messages now:
 
Let us take the time to recognize how the Feminine and her Consciousness is truly being integrated into all that we are working towards creating. Also — is the vibration we access the Feminine at in alignment with the current time?
 
Just as the Masculine must evolve, so too must our expectation and experiences of the Feminine Archetype and Energy.
 
Look at the way the Feminine is represented in group consciousness, especially through social media (and its tendency towards over-simplification and commodification).
 
Is this what we want to reproduce?
 
Old paradigm answers and roles and equations will cease to work. So it´s best to start realigning and questioning what structures of inequality we reproduce.
 
And what we consciously, and inclusively, challenge.
 
And how.
 

** Mars in Capricorn (August 12-13 – September 10-11, 2018)

 
During this period, we´re being asked to look at the structures that do exist on the planet and the kinds of privilege and inequality that they may reproduce. Whilst being rewarded for hard work is by no means a bad thing, it is important to make sure you do so in ways that do not dishonor your own energy, ethics and integrity.
 
You´re going to be focused on questions of career, legacy, and generational burdens (or strengths). Your focus needs to be on managing your health and vitality whilst you do what needs to get done. An additional focus on the knees, spine, other joints is required and on the health of the elderly in the family. Look at the new vibrations and forms of consciousness we´ve been experiencing between mid-May to mid-August 2018 and let that show you the way forwards.
 
As a friend of mine likes to put it, a lot of ´stuck energy´ is likely to come up. Know that you can find a way to get it moving again.
 
Allow yourself to find innovative solutions to what feels like it cannot be shifted, or is too old, powerful or entrenched to transform.
 
But give the change some time to happen.
 
You´ll already find some easing in the energy when Mercury stations direct (ends its retrograde) in Leo on August 18-19, 2018.
 
Be strategic, take your time before acting on new visions and ideas. Make sure the groundwork is solid before launching anything new. You´ll thank yourself in the long run.
 
Make sure you back up all important files and make sure you take proper precautions with respect to electronic items, wiring, vehicles, etc.
 
Remember that Mars will station direct (end its retrograde) on August 27-28, 2018.
Between now till the end of August, you need to be thinking and re-thinking all these questions and what you are willing to take on, build or inherit. Try to schedule any forward actions or movements after Mars goes direct.

You will have a wonderful window of opportunity with both Mars in Capricorn and Mercury in Leo direct between August 27/28 – September 10/11, 2018.

 
Remember that the structures of this world served a purpose in their own times, but that they do need revision. Align your plans with the new waves of consciousness that you have access during the Aquarius and Leo eclipses this year (July – August 2018)
 

* * Further waves of planetary transformation and why awareness now is key

 
Mars will be offering us more insights for visionary change in late September when it makes its third and final conjunction with the South Node this year. Moreover, it will only leave Aquarius on November 15-16, 2018!
 
You want to have the right structures, decisions and long-term plans in place to match the energy of new possibilities that awaits you then. Which is why honoring the lessons of Mars-in-Capricorn is advised.
 
Uranus will also provide more impetus for change as it returns to 0 Taurus and 29-28 Aries between October 2018 to March 2019.
 
We´ll be seeing some incredible global shifts then (especially between October 2018 to January 2019) as Uranus will be creating a powerful T-Square with The Nodes.
 
If you have anything near the tail end of Libra / early Scorpio, you´re going to be feeling the T-Square intensely. You´re likely to want to change or upgrade the way you share energy, space and resources with (especially significant) others.
Even if you don´t, you´re still going to feel the immensity of Uranus asking us to question the Nature of the Self and its Relationship with the Body-Earth, the North Node asking us to Move Fearlessly and Courageously into the depth of the Emotional Body, the South Node asking us to Release our Attachment to GroupThink and Old Structures of Power. And so on …..
 
And whilst all that sounds immense, just remember that you can plant the right seeds and orient yourselves to have a far better experience with all this by heeding the astrological cues that present themselves.
By no means is this the only alignment of note this year. It´s one of many, but a good one to focus on to help with the rest.
 

A little nudge in the right direction now will save you a lot of energy a few months down the line.

 

* * Key Message:

 
Start thinking about your career choices, visions of success, long-term goals and ideas of legacy.
 
Do they align with the rising vibration of change across this planet?
 
Do they align with your particular vision of humanitarianism?
 
Do they make the best use of technology?
 
Do they reach as many as possible, whilst ensuring that your individual voice is honored?
 
Do they perpetuate old patterns of oppression and privilege, or do they liberate?
 
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Remember to stay aware of the shifts that happen. 

Trust that new solutions to old problems are on their way; Allow them to manifest

Your Body is its own Compass: Honor its Wisdom.

 

 
Blessings and Love
 
Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess
 
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AWAKEN THE FEARLESS HEART: GUIDANCE FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN LEO (10-11 AUGUST, 2018)

Please note that a previous version of this article stated Sun conjunct Mars and Mercury for the eclipse, when that is not the case. It was supposed to state ´Pallas Athena´, and I have no idea how Pallas became Mars … My apologies for any confusion, it has of course been rectified.

I simply take this as the reminder that Mercury Retrograde is at play and continues to teach us lessons in humility, trickster style !

Blessings – and enjoy the Eclipse

Bairavee

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

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Moon and Mercury Rx at 14 Leo square Jupiter at 14 Scorpio. Pay attention to the messages that come now: they set the tone of your experience during this eclipse.

The messages themselves may be dreams, literal writing on the wall, a conversation, a dialogue from a TV show, etc.

You are being asked to look at the subconscious emotions and beliefs that allow or deny your access to an innate sense of sovereignty. Look at where you may be holding intense emotions – be it regrets, grief, anger, resentments, envy, false pride, and so on.

This is exactly what you may want to set the intention to release as we get closer to the Solar Eclipse in Leo. It may happen at the click of one’s fingers, or it may take longer to manifest. Either way, your desire to release that which weighs you down, or acknowledge and transmute…

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AWAKEN THE FEARLESS HEART: GUIDANCE FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN LEO (10-11 AUGUST, 2018)

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Moon and Mercury Rx at 14 Leo square Jupiter at 14 Scorpio. Pay attention to the messages that come now: they set the tone of your experience during this eclipse.

The messages themselves may be dreams, literal writing on the wall, a conversation, a dialogue from a TV show, etc.

You are being asked to look at the subconscious emotions and beliefs that allow or deny your access to an innate sense of sovereignty. Look at where you may be holding intense emotions – be it regrets, grief, anger, resentments, envy, false pride, and so on.

This is exactly what you may want to set the intention to release as we get closer to the Solar Eclipse in Leo. It may happen at the click of one’s fingers, or it may take longer to manifest. Either way, your desire to release that which weighs you down, or acknowledge and transmute it, or whatever else that may be appropriate – is what counts.

Those who have suffered from sexual trauma or predation (especially in childhood) may feel especially triggered as there are other astrological bodies that specifically bring out this alignment for processing.

On the other hand…

If you are soaring with an innate sense of your own self-mastery and are confident that you can navigate your energetic boundaries with others, then kudos to you. Use that energy and go create something powerful for yourself and the world.

Bring out that happy inner child and go play, dance, sing, create – whatever that allows that Heart to truly express itself.

Chances are you’re likely to experience a little bit of both. Heavy lifting that eases trough some creative, passionate activity. You may also find that having a dialogue (internally or externally) with those who have hurt you can be quite beneficial if you are ready to transmute the grief with your fearless compassion.

Be mindful that ultimately love is the greatest alchemical agent. Remember to Honor your own needs and boundaries and protect your Heart. When you can give the gift of your Love, do so when you are not hooked into the expectation of reciprocation. Loving in this way is its own gift.

As we fearlessly engage with the wisdom and healing of the Heart, we also change patterns in ancestral, past-life and collective karmic dynamics. There is so much transmutation possible at this time. So much of the old patterns that are rising to the surface to be cleared.

Remember that your actions and intentions during this (and any other eclipse) weave into your energetic narrative and return in 18-year cycles. By then you may find the energy completely transmuted, or returning in some way if unprocessed.

I recommend the prajnaparamita heart sutra, rhodochrosite and green obsidian for the energy of this eclipse.

I like the Dalai Lama´s chanting of the key line of this sutra : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvaFdYSD4C0

There are of course other versions. Go with what resonates for you, but try to find one with accurate pronounciation and intonation.

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The Eclipse itself occurs at 18´41 Leo at 9:56 am, August 11th 2018 (UTC) time. One of the key highlights of this is eclipse is that Pallas Athena – Mercury – Sun conjunction squares Jupiter in Scorpio and Juno in Taurus. The Mercury-Pallas Athena-Sun conjunction is at the apex of a Yod (Finger of Fate) with Neptune Rx at 15 Pisces and Pluto Rx at 19 Capricorn.

This is just a brief selection of what´s happening in the skies, there´s plenty more alignments and astrological bodies involved!

For a more complete overview of the alignments present during this eclipse, re-visit this article:

Gaia Speaks, Calls out for Change: Grand Sextile & Other Alignments (August 8-9, 2018) – https://wp.me/p4OUNS-2y9

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Boiling it all down, this is an important window for transformation. Not just for yourself, but for the planet as a whole.

Love courageously and compassionately.
Be fearless in your search for truth
Be willing to shift the way you see things
And align, always, with the Limitless Wisdom, Compassion and Love of Spirit.

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Gaia Speaks, Calls out for Change: Grand Sextile & Other Alignments (August 8-9, 2018)

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There is a Grand Sextile / Star of David, 1 Cardinal T-Square, Grand Fixed Cross, 2 Yods / Fingers of Fate active in the skies now. The energy is extremely intense as shown in the multiple weather events across the globe happening simultaneously – alongside important breakthroughs or changes in fuel technology, sports, politics, cinema, and so on.

There isn´t a universal way to say whether it will be a positive or a negative experience for you as that determines on what is being brought up for you at this time. Moreoever, what can seem as an intensely ´negative´ experience on the surface can actually be bringing out something that has blocked you for some time, hindering your growth process.

I´m going to name who is involved in what alignments – and you can see why the skies are as lit up as they are.

Grand Sextile / Star of David: Moon (15 Cancer right now), Juno (16 Taurus), Neptune Rx (15 Pisces), Pluto (19 Capricorn), Jupiter (14 Scorpio), Ceres (17 Virgo)

Look at the way you live your life in the material world, your body (the vessel), your health and service, your career choices. Your body is communicating with you and telling you what you need to know. Remember that service must be sustainable to the planet, and to your own physical needs.

You are also asked to delve deep into the emotional body and unearth psychic, ancestral, karmic or other currents that influence your psyche. This is a powerful time for healing ceremonies of release and aligning one´s self with the flow of pure, Universal healing energy.

Again, this can go both ways. Some of you may be manifesting deliciously with these alignments. And some of you can be in excruciating pain, both physical and emotional. Do not judge anyone for what they experience right now because Spirit´s view is far vaster than we can imagine.

Gemstones: Ammonite, ammolite

Cardinal T-Square: Saturn Rx (3 Capricorn), Chiron (1 Aries), Venus (2 Libra), Super-Galactic-Genter (1 Libra)

Look at what your relationships are teaching you now. They are reflections of imbalances in power and areas of potential growth in knowing and healing the self. Change is possible in institutions of power right now, so keep taking action in the world to make it happen. Do not lose hope.

Some of you may also experience chronic pain, especially in the bones, spine, joints etc. Rest, if that is what your body is telling you do.

Gemstone: Selenite + Hematite, Apophylite

Grand Fixed Square: Sun (16 Leo), Mercury Rx (16 Leo), Pallas Athena (15 Leo), Jupiter (14 Scorpio), Juno (16 Taurus), Earth (16 Aquarius)

Pay attention to the messages that are presented to you at this time. Especially when they concern the heart and its passion. It may come through leaders, actors, your romantic partner, your creative co-collaborator, a child – your own inner child. Just keep that heart open and alive to what emerges. The Divine is always aligned with you – you only need to remember it.

Financial matters and questions surrounding the balance of energies, especially in partnerships or mergers come up as well. Do not neglect any health concerns if they present themselves to you now and get yourself appropriately treated.

Remember that everything that is happening to you, me, we at a personal level is a reflection of what is happening at the collective level. This is pushing all of us to a different level of awareness as that is what is needed for the survival of humanity on this planet.

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2 Fingers of Fate / Yods:

(1) Neptune Rx (15 Pisces) – Pluto (19 Capricorn) – Apex Sun + Mercury Rx + Pallas Athena (15-16 Leo)

(2) Moon (15 Cancer) – Sun + Mercury Rx + Pallas Athena (15-16 Leo) – Apex Earth (16 Aquarius)

Condensing a very long story short, Yod 1 asks us to look back into psychic, ancestral or karmic energy that block us from accessing our Innermost Heart. This may require a facilitator´s assistance. Prayer will go a long way here.

We are slowly but surely, being asked to move into new ways of thinking about our relationship with this planet-shapeship-mother-home. Continue spreading new ideas and supporting technological developments that will allow for a more stable co-existence between us and Mama-Gaia. Do note the multiple instances of extreme weather going across the planet simultaneously.

She´s sending us a clear message: Things need changing.

Of course, you´re going to experience even more activations depending on your chart. There´s even more aspects at play.

Basically – if you have anything near the very beginning, middle, or end of a sign – you´re going to feel the energy.

That .. basically includes everyone..

The alignments I mentioned involve the basic planets, Goddess Asteroids, the Nodes. More alignments occur when you include a fuller asteroid list – but this is already enough to deal with.

No matter what presents itself to you, have faith and align with your Spirit guides. Reach out to facilitators who can help but remember they are human beings as well.

If you are experiencing this as a positive, empowering experience – go forth and use this energy to create a better planet for us all – and help others when you can. The key word is : sustainable service.

Remember – all this is happening in the buildup to the Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 10-11, 2018. Your response to what presents itself to you now will influence an 18-year cycle of growth ahead.

Blessings and Love,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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The Power of Collective Projection On Spiritual Teachers

 

As so many awaken to spirituality and seek out teachers, leaders, gurus and movements to follow – we find ourselves in need of greater energetic hygiene and awareness of boundaries.

Spiritual discourse is rife with blanket statements that undermine the importance of knowing how energies merge and why one needs to be aware of what they are giving and taking in from others. The guru phenomenon (and current antipathy towards it) is a macro-scale reflection of this need.

I´ve seen this happen multiple times: An aspiring seeker or established teacher begins to be noticed. And despite their best effort, their energies begin to take a life of their own. This arises through the projection of others´ intents, needs and desires upon the human teacher and his/her field.

Depending on the lesson that is taught, the shadow generated can have damaging consequences for both teacher and seeker. The teacher may altogether get jacked, become predatory, or simply disappear / become far more selective.

With technology closing the gap between teacher and seeker on a hitherto unknown scale, it becomes that much more important to be mindful. And to understand that things are not always what they look like at the surface.

There was a reason that older seers maintained strict boundaries, generally remained hidden and stipulated the terms of exchange in very direct, material ways. It was (in part) to avoid the energetic spillage that comes with unprocessed emotions and intentions focused from one to the other. Whilst it´s commonplace to think that the (supposed) person is power does this to their ´followers´, at a mass scale – the opposite is happening.

This also applies to anyone in the public eye – be it actors, politicians and so on. It also applies to the way we connect with our spiritual guides.

Irrespective of how wonderful a person may seem (and possibly be), be mindful of the energy you send them. We tend to assume that what we consciously say is all that is sent – but that´s really not the case. The words ´love and light´ and ´sending prayers´ can themselves be vehicles or backdoors for one´s shadow. Creating a pedestal to see another as a savior is a guaranteed method of creating imbalanced power dynamics.

Of course this is just one side of the equation – and parasitic teachers have done their own damage – but this piece is specifically about the flipside.

It is easy to point fingers and say that someone was not aligned or did not do their work – and sometimes that is absolutely the case. It is harder to acknowledge the collective baggage that others have projected into that person – especially as they get more and more seen.

The Collective has power, so let´s learn to honor each other´s paths and evolutionary choices.

We have so much to un-learn and discover as we move further and further into the Aquarian Era.

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Mars squared Uranus (Round 2 of 3), August 1st 2018

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Today, we see Mars Retrograde in Aquarius squared Uranus in Taurus.

This is a very, very explosive alignment and needs to be treated with respect – rather than fear. This is the 2nd time we´re facing this alignment (the first was between May 13-15) and we´ll be seeing it again on September 18.

Look back to mid-May to understand what you´re working through right now, and what you´ll be working towards in September.

It´s an energy signature that can lead you to very positive experiences (and if so, keep sailing & remember to ground) – but for those you with a little trouble coping – here´s some guidance that can help:

Mars in Aquarius:

With Mars in Aquarius, you are likely to get messages out of the blue – people making off-hand comments (especially on social media), or even sudden news that has to do with your health, vitality and relationships with the Masculine.

Be extra kind to your bodies today and let them rest if they are tired. Sleeping will do wonders if nothing else does.

Triggering events are likely to come up – and the way you respond to them – will serve as a powerful indicator for your own growth.

Sometimes engagement is best, and sometimes silence is.

Energetically, this is also a day to practice greater protection of boundaries. Make sure that your mental energies are grounded and are not looping off into hyperspace.

Conserve your energy and act only where required. Be measured in your actions.

Physically, be more mindful about your environment – especially when dealing with electronics, wiring, etc. Check your fire safety devices and make sure they are doing what they´re supposed to.

Back up data files that are important.

Psychically – double-check any impressions or readings you get if your body is telling you that it ain´t right. There´s a lot of distortion energy present.

Set the intention to clear away any layers of illusion, or energy that isn´t yours. Talk to your guides.

Uranus in Taurus:

With Uranus in Taurus, we are likely to see all of this energy directed towards our bodies, the way we create material security in this world, and our primary value systems.

We are also likely to see this energy manifesting itself across the planet through some kind of weather or geological shift. (And that´just been increasing in intensity as of late).

I want you to pay extra attention to your nutrition and to consider where it comes from. Try eating foods that are simpler, cleaner and better for your health if nothing else.

And remember to stay hydrated.

Last – but not least –

Sun conjunct Thereus:

The Sun is conjunct Thereus right now and it brings to the fore patterns of predation, surveillance, stalking and so on.

Be very mindful of hooks (ones that you take on and create with others) and allow yourselves the permission to exist as energy beings with your own sovereign sense of power.

This works both ways. The power for that comes from within, not without. And forces that are used to seeing you as a piggy bank will not appreciate it.

So make sure you use additional energetic protection, and work with your guides/angelic helpers when doing work of that kind.

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There is a TONNE of other astrological alignments at play right now, especially if you include the asteroids.

My approach is to stick with what I am guided to understand as the most vital / relevant one for most.

As a general rule of thumb, work around (or with) this energy and the rest will be a little easier to manage.

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Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Post-Eclipse Energies (July 29-31, 2018): Opportunities for Transformation

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Hello my friends!
 
It´s been an incredible Eclipse and all of us, in our own ways, are looking through the haze and watching the debris settle.
 
We have been given a glimpse of transcendence, clarity and a vision of what things can be like.
 
And so with all this incredible energy, we are asked to ground ourselves – slowly but surely – back into reality. And to make that change happen in the world we see around us.
 
Today and tomorrow present some astrological challenges / opportunities to road-test the new frequencies we have all been experiencing.
 
The Sun (6 Leo) is currently conjunct the North Node (5 Leo) and in direct opposition to Ophelia (6 Aquarius).
 
This is the reminder that we need to be truthful to our innermost emotions and instincts – and to express ourselves outwardly. Otherwise we may feel bottled up and under greater pressure.
 
Tomorrow, the Sun will go on to conjunct Thereus (7 Leo).
 
I have been focusing on this centaur planet quite a bit in the buildup to the Eclipse owing to its ability to draw out patterns of predation, covert surveillance, victimization and abuse.
 
Tomorrow will bring further issues and patterns (yet unresolved to the surface) at the individual and collective level.
 
You may find it coming up in your conversations with children, creative collaborators, lovers – anyone you really open your heart up to.
 
Pay attention to what´s going on in politics and the media to understand how the shadow-puppets dance. But attach to nothing of it. It is the screen or backdrop for larger dynamics to play themselves out on.
 
If you must act on what comes your way, center yourself first and ask whether this is a true opportunity for change, or simply a bait/hook to drain your energy.
 
The former can transform whatever dynamic you are part of, the latter only reinforces it.
 
Also … more relevant for the immediate present …
 
The Moon (22 Aquarius) is opposing Mercury Retrograde (23 Leo) right now!
 
Triggering and projection dynamics are high in the skies.
 
Remember that not all messages that come your way are for or about you – even if someone claims it to be.
 
Acknowledge what is yours, and what isn´t.
 
And move on.
 
For those of you with heightened sensory perception (5 senses, and beyond) make sure you have some quiet time to just rest and sink into nature and your own bodies.
 
Cut out distractions or stimulants and just let yourself process what you need to.
 
It might be a good time to get out of your shell and go out for a bit if you´ve been tightly wound up in the build-up to this Eclipse.
 
Happy Navigating!
 
 
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