MAY 13- MAY 22, 2017: BLACK MOON LILITH CONJUNCT ANTARES ( @ 10 SAGITTARIUS)

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Black Moon Lilith will be closely conjunct Fixed Star Antares (10 Sagittarius) for the next week. BML moves to 11 Sagittarius on May 22nd, 2017.

This can mean any number of things.

Quoting Corrine Lane (astrolibrary.org) ” Antares is one of the four Royal Stars of Persia, and the one star who’s challenge it is “to avoid obsession.” Antares bestows courage. Those blessed with this star can undertake challenges that others would never consider. They fixate on a goal and never, ever, give up.”

It is also known as the Heart of the Scorpion. In Hindu astrology, it corresponds to nakshatara Jyestha. (Source: Constellations of Words)

Jyestha was the other sister of Lakshmi, basically the umbrella category for all things seen as being ´unwholesome´ in women. The idea of Lakshmi in herself is already the product of an extremely male paradigm of what a woman ought to and ought not to be. Despite her wisdom as ´The Eldest´ Jyestha is still relegated to the outskirts, and there she lies forgotten (Link: http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1dA )

This latter connection resonates strongly with the essence of Black Moon Lilith – the Feminine who is disacknowledged and whose wisdom and perspective (Sagittarius) is denied or seen as illegitimate.

Sometimes this is due to the misogyny inherent in patriarchy – and sometimes it´s not. To claim that the feminine cannot commit its own variant of evil, or to find its own type of imbalance is … problematic.

In other words …

We are human, fuck-ups will happen either way.

The gender you embody or the path you claim to follow on the surface does not immediately tell you whether you are propagating patriarchal ideals or not.

Now in my own journey – I´ve met some wonderful male teachers … and some utterly terrible female ones. . . . (and vice versa).

And NO. I´m not going to justify spiritualists who cause harm due to their lack of knowledge or experience with the idea that – all lessons, pleasurable or painful, are teachings. They are – but that´s the same reason why I would vet a professional doctor, healer, therapist before having a session with them. I doubt you would want to let a surgeon who never attended medical school to work on your body (same argument).

In other words …

Spiritualists do not get to get away with half-assed work just because a bad teacher can give you a good lesson…

But, back to topic …

Now in my own journey – I´ve met some wonderful male teachers … and some utterly terrible female ones. . . . (and vice versa). Some beautifully divine teachings of the Feminine have come from those who do not identify with the term or see the Divine as having a Gender of any kind. And some teachings which have certainly shown me – early on – how one who wears the costume, makeup and headdress of the Goddess – may not be serving Her – at all ….

So yeah …

Be discerning.

You may also want to revisit ego-conflicts in student-teacher relationships. That is related to the above discussion.

But sometimes it just arises from a sense of lack – of an insecurity that has to do with one´s sense of inner knowing (that then gets projected on the other).

Bear in mind – that there is no one Path of Wisdom that is absolute, so competition is truly something that does not need to be.

There is however, a Path of Teaching that comes from the Ego – and one that does not. It will differ for each person, but know what you seek and which energetic center / frequency you wish it to come from.

Some of you will see the Paths that lead you to Truth as Ego-ic ones, when they may not be (and vice-versa)… It´s not an easy call to make, especially within this energetic climate.

It is best to be as conscious as you can about the parts of yourself that are seeking wisdom and wanting recognition for it at this time. Otherwise they become less easy to manage when triggered, i.e. when you begin to act out your sub-conscious responses to that perceived lack.

Use the energy inside of you that feels unacknowledged, unrecognized and get out there and speak your truth. Explore the Feminine traditions and their inherent Darkness (not Evil, that´s a different thing). Be brave and centered as you expand the field of what constitutes ´legitimate´ methods of knowing and/or spiritual experience.

A word of caution: In your quest to discover the Forgotten Goddess and her wisdom, stay discerning. Not all that is Dark is necessarily Sacred. (Link: http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1mo )

As so many of you will want to put forth your wisdom into the world – a few general reminders may be of use to you.

You cannot control how your words will be taken on the best of days, so aim to speak from the Heart. At times it will comfort and at other times, it shall be detached. Love comes in many forms.

Part of Love also involves recognizing Free Will. Your advice or perspective may simply not be welcomed. And that is fine as well. People have the right to choose with what or whom they engage with.

Remember that all that you do and are is witnessed by the Universe. Always. The validation you seek (if at all), is already there for you – straight from Source.

Heads Up.

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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5,000 FB FRIEND LIMIT REACHED: NICE TIMING, UNIVERSE

 

 

In the grand scheme of things, this is just a number and FB is just … a virtual platform – and this isn´t something to get too hung up about. But it´s a good milestone and I love the timing that it has come at (what with the Grand Fire Trine in the skies with Saturn, Uranus, the North Node, Eris, Mercury and co – and the Cappy Moon of course).

It also celebrates an … incredible amount of time, effort and personal development that I have invested in myself, my path and my work (there´s that North Node in Aries, 10th house talking) over the past 4 years.

I welcome all those who are new into my space and urge you to see this introductory video if you want a heads up.

Useful Links:

Blog: www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com
About Me: http://wp.me/s4OUNS-about_me
Work Page: The Sky Priestess
Link to Sessions: http://wp.me/p4OUNS-pa

Embrace Everything (Your Love, Your Hate, Your Being, Everything): http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1X9

Why Following Your Own Truth Is Important – Rant Piece: http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1WP

Last but not Least …

Why What I Do Isn´t For Everyone: http://wp.me/p4OUNS-I9

Enjoy!

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

** Gonna celebrate with the family, we´ve got multiple reasons to today – then back to work 😀 **

GRAND FIRE TRINE (13-14 May 2017): WHAT WILL YOU CREATE?

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We´re taking the heat, right on the heels of the Scorpio Full Moon. The North Node (29 Leo) trines The Moon – Saturn – Galactic Center (25-27 Sagittarius) and Uranus – Mercury (26-28 Aries). If you´ve been wondering why things have been ramping up over the past day …. this is why.

This Grand Fire Trine is a powerful combination, one that is incredibly inspirational, creative, passionate … and explosive.

You will feel the stirrings from deep within at this time:

 

  • To be truer to yourself and embody your essence with authenticity

  • To (re) discover what makes you tick, i.e. your passions in life (be it a hobby, person, activity, etc.)

  • To express the creative energies of your inner child and its desire for play and freedom

  • To set forth on a journey of greater independence, learning and discovery

Now all these things are wonderful.

But if your channels are not open, if you are not grounded – the same energy can take these impulses and manifest them in the opposite form.

It is wise to exercise greater caution at this time (in the physical sense) and to know that some individuals are going to be highly volatile (i.e. easily triggered).

Whatever comes your way, remember to stay in your center and to anchor yourself in the Knowing of Who You Are. What others think of you is … immaterial. Follow your own feet, without forgetting the basic of principles of justice and social responsibility.

Your body may feel extra energy at this time and it is useful to channel it into physical activities (where possible). Take this energy of creation and use it to bring life to projects, activities or parts of your self that have lain dormant.

Set an intention to harness the abundance of Fire for your greatest Evolution, and that of all Others. Remember that the South Node in Aquarius opposes the North Node in Leo. This transforms a Grand Fire Trine into a Kite formation and places the focus of all this energy back at the South Node.

In other words, let this energy take you to a new level of spiritual awareness and to ignite your awakening process. You may feel the need to release yourself from paradigms and ideals that no longer work, or even friendship groups that can no longer accomodate your energy. And watch what emerges.

Explore what makes you feel vulnerable in new ways. Sometimes that requires you to let go of the safety rails, be it people who have held space for you, or concepts that have insulated you from the raw experience. And sometimes that´s too much to ask, depending on where you are in your journey at this time.

Rhodocrosite (the gemstone) and geranium (the essential oil, read up on it first before using) would be of benefit to those processing the raw wounds of trauma at this time.

A lot will arise and be unearthed from within through the energy of this transit. Be aware that the Moon will enter Capricorn at 5:37 am (14-5-2017, UTC). This will change the nature of the Trine and encourage you to think about the long-term legacy you wish to leave behind – with the inspiration you´ve just received.

The basic frame of this Fire Trine with the North Node in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries does not fade till the 1st week of July 2017. It is unusually potent at this time owing to Mercury in Aries (which enters Taurus on May 15 in the Western Hemiphere, 16 in the East) and the Moon´s current transit through Sagittarius.

In about two days, Mercury will ask us to consolidate these drives and sparks of inspiration into a more solid, practical, grounded form.

Getting back to the present …

Some may be extra wired at this time – so I would suggest avoiding stimulants and to drink plenty of water and get a restful night´s sleep.

Pay attention as well to institutions of higher learning, religious institutions and/or speeches by public figures seen as great orators, demagogues or ´voices of the people´. You may see quite a few reactionary statements and actions made at this time – given the current state of global politics.

Those who are in alignment, on the other hand, may come forth with some truly ground-breaking ideals or messages of inspiration. See what emerges.

There´s also a huge scope for getting into ego conflicts at this time. It. Really. Is. Not. Worth. It.

Try not to jump on the triggers that present themselves and breathe and count to ten if you have to. You´ll probably find more interesting, or more important things that you may prefer to invest your energy in.

There´s just so much to be done.

I hope this provides some basic navigational guidance for this transit.

Enjoy, Create and Embody something Beautiful
The World needs It.

 

 

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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11 May 2017: Moon in Scorpio squares Nodes (29 Leo-Aquarius)

 

 

A forecast of some of the gifts and challenges we will encounter as the Nodes journey through Leo-Aquarius – right after a powerful Scorpio Full Moon + Nodal Shift.

We are asked to consider what is an ethical use of power in romantic, platonic, creative and collaborative contexts.

How do we know with whom to merge our energies or reveal our vulnerabilities to?

How do we know when we´re crossing the line to seek power or succour, sometimes at someone else´s expense?

Food for thought.

The Moon shifts into Sagittarius within an hour´s time.

Suggestion: Make a note of the lessons you have learnt at this time for future reference.

They´ll come in handy  …

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Well done, everyone still standing. (Nodal Shift)

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The Nodes have completely left Virgo and Pisces now. Both Mean and True calculations have different energetic significances. We´ve been intensely in the clearing cycle between 28 April – May 9. (+ 1 day for those in Asia/Australia).

There´s been an incredible amount of energetic spring cleaning as we´ve been asking to disconnect from things that no longer serve or resonate with us (as we perceive it to be). Sometimes this leads to healthier choices, and sometimes it leads to deeper delusion.

That´s up the individual and how they choose to walk their path.

As the Nodes were shifting, a lot came up for me. And I saw the work that we-humanity-the-collective will be doing over the next course of our evolutionary journey – with the North Node in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius.

We are needing to connect with our soul-groups, to come together to create collaborations that will enhance the quality of consciousness in this, and many other realms.

I do not use the language of ´raising´ or ´elevating´ one´s vibration or ´transcending the darkness´. That speaks to a false binary that we are collectively being asked to transcend. One of the more … entrenched divide-and-control mechanisms that exist.

You need it all to be whole.

All is Sacred.

And whilst it is easy to pedestalize the pretty looking bits, or to hide (or want to wish away) the parts that look less so … that doesn´t honor you.

Embrace all parts of your being. The good, the bad, the freakishly ugly, the stunningly gorgeous. Embrace your love and your hate within with absolute intensity. And that is where you find release and acceptance, integration and alignment.

Many have been triggered by this message … with knee-jerk reactions that seek to cover fear with spiritual platitudes … but is it their lesson to learn.

One who pedestalizes their ´love´ (to the exclusion of all else)? …

Ha.

Well let´s just say there´s a reason why the narcissist-empath dynamic is as pervasive as it is, especially in the spiritual circuit.

Especially when the rhetoric of ´unconditional love´ tells you to be a doormat ….

(That´s … just .. yeah …)

When you see that Love has fire and teeth just as it has softness and surrender …. those neat little categories dissolve instantly. And unconditional love can just as easily hold you in warmth and connection, just as it can boot you out of its space, wishing you well from the core of its soul.

In short – there are many well-meaning, but ultimately shallow expressions of energetic understandings that the inexperienced, or uninitated are likely to mouth without fully understanding the division (within and without) that they continue to perpetuate.

So what is the Opposite? If you can call it that?

Embrace your Hate. Dance with your Darkness. Get Intimate with Shadow.

You get the drift.

One who has embraced their hate … is probably the least likely to go and inflict it on another. That´s the truth of it.

The more you love your Shadow …. the less you will want to use it for Harm. It becomes a cherished part of you.

It never disappears.

Just as the skies will never lose their blackness.

Just as the womb will never have built in torchlights.

Just as you will always be, eternally, a Child of Light, Darkness and all that that cannot be captured in that binary.

This message comes at a time where I, you, we are being asked to back into the deepest, most raw, vulnerable, tender and primal aspects of ourselves reside. We call this the inner child.

This is the you that came into the world and learnt about what a Being would need to be. And sometimes it was nurtured .. and sometimes it was tortured.

Go back into that little self and love it to death. Dance with it, play with it. Look into what it remains afraid of. And to the Bogeyman, say BOO! I SEE YOU!

Think of it as clearing the decks for Jupiter in Scorpio 😉

But yeah …

Play with that being within. And the creation you see in the world, emanating from you and all those around you, will astound you.

Enjoy the North Node in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius  till November 2018.

 

And here´s a video on tonight´s Scorpio Full Moon and what it brings for us 🙂

 

 

Blessings to the Collective,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Hate-Anger-Gurus-The-Dark-Feminine-And-Me: A-Memoir-Rant-Raw–Type-Piece :-) Enjoy!

 

I hate guru-types – well – a lot of them. And this is a long raw piece, so grab a cuppa.

And no, I´m not going to beat around the bush … If the word ´hate´triggers you, then that´s your baggage to deal with.
Spirituality (as I understand it) is not about glossing over things or trying to be politically correct about them. It´s also not about trying to pretend that extremes of emotion do not exist. If it is as ok to say, intensely and passionately that I LOVE YOU – it is just as okay to say I HATE YOU.

When you can see both of those statements as equally valid, spiritual and necessary – then you begin to leave the dualistic path.  When one consistently elevates one pole of emotion to the complete absence of another – that´s when your Shadow ceases to be your friend (till you remind yourself that it was part of you all along).

But back to topic. . .
I just do not like people who abuse the privilege of knowledge and make others their supplicants. Often you see the story of the guru conflated with sexual or material excesses (a couple of Rolls Royces, sex cults with their female devotees, millions in the bank, etc.). And shit gets dodgy there.
(And if the word shit triggers you – well – I guess you´ve never used a toilet bowl)
I have no issues with a guru who is rich or successful or highly sexually active.
Only when that energy is given through the channel of predation-masked-as-glorified-dependency.
And my god … is it glorified.
Why is it almost impossible for Gurus to try to embody the Divine Masculine in ways that don´t require you to lust after them or idolize them as the Great Walking Penis?
Seriously – the Male God is not always the Lover.
Sometimes he´s the Brother, the Father, the Friend. Red flags go up for me the moment I see a teacher equate Male = Lover.  In the same way we do not want to equate Women = Baby Factory … Surely men deserve a little more range?
Why is our conception of Sacred Union ALWAYS SEX?
If anything, in my own work, I take a leaf from Bodhi Dharman and wave a big stick and make things as unvarnished as possible. And still people come. Healthy, grounded, powerfully in-tune beings. So I must be doing something right.
(Often, they get my sense of humor. That´s a bonus. FYI – Bodhi Dharman was a Pallava Prince from Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. According to some narratives, Bodhi Dharman brought martial arts and knowledge of herbal medicines to China – where they still revere him as Damo. I like the dude because he carried a big stick. When his students would tell him that their minds would wander and let them meditate, he would reply – come here, let me whack it for you into silence! I doubt many did …  )
Now there are gurus whom I do like and am deeply inspired by. They were the ones who never considered themselves as anything of the sort, never asked for people to come to them, never wanted or expected anything as a reward for their path. It just happened. People like Ramana Maharishi, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Mahavatar Babaji. And I´ve been thinking about them very often in the past few weeks.
And when I look at people like that, I think to myself that that is what I would want a teacher to be. I rarely, if ever, see that in practice. And these days I wonder if that gap between teacher and student exists only to bridged. And then you end up with a group of friends or peers. They did come from a different time …
Anyways …
Earlier today, three things happened:
(1) I had to have a discussion with a friend on something which triggered me. And the truth it is I was okay being triggered. I went to a public launch of a product line I was interested in and found that the organizers had been racially pandering to one ethnic group, whilst marginalizing others. It was a foreign company and I did not expect them to know the political context here – but it was an oversight that the local team … really should not have made. That was not something I was happy with and I walked out. I took further action and made my sentiments known to those involved. And that was it. The only thing that bothered me about the conversation was how I felt that my anger was being used to somehow delegitimize my perception of a racist act. My friend eventually saw my perspective (I hope), but it took some explanation of socio-political facts and observed business practices (God… that PhD in Political Science is handy at times).
But yeah – There are simply some things that you do not stay silent on.

(And no – being triggered is not a bad thing – what you do with it is the question)

(2) I ended up hanging out with some other friends and we discussed the shadow of the path of the Guru – and how so many of them end up with issues to do with sex, money or women. Unsurprisingly, those are all Scorpionic themes (perfect for this Full Moon eh?).
We also discussed how difficult it is for those who attach to a path or teacher to actually let themselves see the truth of that person.

The moment your personal identity gets tied up in another person, product, path or paradigm – your objectivity is compromised. It´s okay to have favourites but always be open to challenging your own perceptions. Loyalty is a wonderful trait but to be meaningful it must not be blind.

Always check to see if you are coming in alignment from your Heart Center. If you find resistance to that exercise, question your vested interests. What or whom will you otherwise have to give up or release?

#holdontonothingbutyourtruthandquestionthattoofromtimetotime

(3) Someone asked me about guidance on the Dark Feminine – which – is something I have been trained for (yes, trained) to address since childhood. And I immediately referred her to other teachers who would facilitate in that subject.
(I got asked what training I received and how others could receive it – to which I responded – You sign up for it before you were born and for most of your adult life wonder WHY … that tickled a few people)
But just as I was writing my response to this woman I knew the lightbulb that went off in my head. And I went – Oh Shit. I´m supposed to be teaching this stuff.
I´ve gotta make sure I do it right. Which is why I decided to not aim for pretty in this post, but for real, direct expression.  And I can make a nursery rhyme sound like a bloody dissertation. So yeah .. hope it floats your boat. And if it doesn´t, oh well…
 * * *
So all this comes together, quite appropriately with Mercury conjuncting Uranus and Eris, alongside the build-up to the Scorpio Full Moon. The theme of the Rage of the Feminine kept coming back to me and the messed-up-ways-in-which-spiritual-teachers-provide-more-reasons-for-her-to-rage . . . .
So here´s a video on that (with Ashoka  – my older bro):

ANGER AND THE DARK FEMININE.

A conversation on the role that anger plays in the Awakening of the Divine Feminine and questions posed as to how it is best embodied. Anger is a catalyst for change and yet, in excess, it becomes a drug in which one loses the very essence of the path they seek – it becomes a caricature of itself.

Some tough questions, some tough answers.

 

 

 

Rage, Love, Do Whatever the Hell You Are Called To Do From Your Heart,

Bairavee

(May 5-6, 2017) Two Alignments of Note + Nodal Note + Prep for the Scorpio Full Moon

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ALIGNMENTS OF NOTE

Moon (28 Virgo) opposes Chiron (27 Pisces) and squares Saturn-and-the-Galactic-Center (27 Sagittarius).

Pay attention to the paths of service, requirements of wellness or practical needs that emerge to you at this time. Aim to keep a clean space, mind and body. Be discerning in the interpretation of psychic information – and for that – remind yourself to ground every once in a while. Not all statements, teachers, paths or lessons will be ´accurate´ (for a given value of truth at a given moment) – so keep discerning. It is okay for someone to project on you as being judgemental (if they need to) – just follow your own path.

If you have placements near 27-28 Gemini, you´ll be activating a Grand Mutable Cross. This may involve a greater need to communicate your truth with others, potentially siblings /persons in your early childhood / immediate environment.

Black Moon Lilith (9 Sagittarius) opposing Bacchus & Mars (9-10 Gemini)

A time to communicate truths that have laid suppressed in early childhood, e.g. the (often, sensual) excesses of others. How relevant (and poignant) this may be in your chart depends on what this alignment triggers. But in general, it´s a good energy to give room to the voice that has been marginalized, repressed and/or invalidated. It will let loose if kept under wraps any longer.

NODAL-SHIFT

And – don´t forget we´re in the Middle of a Nodal Sign-Shift. Whilst some astrologers prefer working with the Mean Node, others prefer working with the True Node. Both are equally relevant and the difference is a subtle one. The Mean Node shifted into Leo on April 28, whereas the True Node will shift on May 9th.

Many choose the True Node owing to its nomenclature, but I would recommend some research done into the subject before choosing one or the other (if you feel compelled to make that choice). A good idea would be to see the April 28 – May 9 window as a time of intense changes in Nodal Energy. I felt the shift happen towards the end of April.

Irrespective of which you take, the Node in Leo will bring forth a greater surge or burst of creative energy which encourages us to explore our creative, artistic, vulnerable, authentic and sensual expressions of energy. Growth comes through love, romance, play, children, dramatic performance, artistic expression and/or marriage. The South Node brings the energy of Aquarius, linking us with soul-tribes and those on similar energetic frequencies / wavelengths. This brings a powerful energy to come together to do altruistic work in the world, often using social media / technological platforms as a base to do so. This is an energy that we will explore up until November 2018.

SCORPIO FULL MOON PREP

On May 10th, we see the Scorpio Full Moon making an angle to Pluto and Juno in Capricorn. This brings forth the energy of seeds planted during the Scorpio New Moon (October 30, 2016). That should be interesting …. Pay attention to your relationship with Shadow, Darkness, the Night & distortions thereof. Stuff slumbering in the psyche is likely to come to the surface – seeking your attention. This is not a bad thing, it is just part of life, work and the experience we have chosen to have as humans on this planet. However, we are likely to see emotionally-triggered reactions (and projections all over the place).

Whilst my usual advice is to ´Harm None including the Self´ (and that applies here, even more so than usual) – it´s useful to discuss what Harm is. Here´s a very simple, but useful analogy:

If you´re watching Dumbo (or Bambi or Little Foot / Land Before Time) and you cry that Dumbo´s mum dies … Dumbo is not making you feel bad against your free will. You´ve chosen to have an experience (i.e. to watch the film). You are being harmed if you are forced to sit there against your free will.

In material reality (and the virtual world) things aren´t always as clear cut. But if someone or something tries to control your Free Will – that is quintessentially Harm.

And that line needs to be more carefully treaded (by all) especially as the Scorpio Full Moon approaches. Ancestral and psychological issues will be heavily flagged at this time. Some of you will enjoy the lush, dark, velvety spaces that emerge – and for others – it will seem like the torture pit.

Keep your psychic protection up, and stay grounded. Watch what comes – as Scorpio can also bring resurrection and profound healing.

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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