ENERGIES OF THE NOW: 19/8/14, 5:33 pm, GMT + 8 by Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
Quite an epic alignment in the skies right now – especially for Awakening Priestesses (or Priests who serve both aspects of Divinity) and those who recognize the Re-Emergence of the Divine Feminine in general.
We have a Near-Grand Sextile, all it needs is anything between 3-7 Taurus to bring it into full form. So ample opportunities for manifestation, once again. It’s pretty unusual to have so many of them involving slower-moving planets. If you wanted any indication of the significance of this time in our collective evolution, that would be a clear sign of it.
The alignment right now is one that can really work in an either/or sense of the term. It leaves little room for middle ground.
At present we have Mercury in Virgo opposed Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. Watch out for intellectual, verbal or philosophical disagreements surroundings questions of your/others spirituality. It’s just not worth getting into conflicts over that kind of stuff right now. Let all follow the Path they are guided to, unless it directly interferes with your own. If someone has a different belief, they are entitled to it, and unless they yell in a room each time you wish to pray – let them be with grace.
This conflict feeds into the Grand Sextile in the skies – and into a strong Yod. The Yod is between Neptune Retrograde and Pluto Retrograde, apexing at Jupiter conjunct Venus. A fundamental challenge to your belief and value system, mode of evaluation/perception/judgment will be presented at this time. For some, this will focus upon romance, for others, the expression of their femininity, and for some in their most vulnerable selves – the Inner Child Complex. Some will manifest this as a powerful wounding, whereas others will dance with the wisdom of inspired, transcendental and spiritual healing.
Jupiter conjunct Venus is strongly squared Vesta in Scorpio now, where she sits with Ceres, Mars and Saturn. For those who identify with the archetype of the priestess, this energy will be strongly activated or challenged through some form of ‘crisis’ at this time. Past memories buried in the subconscious, deeply rooted beliefs that block you or scare you into not claiming your power, not performing your duties, not connecting with Source can emerge at this time. Others may manifest this challenge more palpably in the question of setting intimate boundaries with others, or when sharing (energetic or other) resources. Boundaries are important, but know why you set it – it is out of Fear, or Self-Love?
Another yod also adds to the intensity of the energies in the sky: Gemini Moon sextiles Uranus Retrograde in Aries, both apexing at Saturn (closely conjunct Mars) in Scorpio. As this energy is also close to Vesta, I suspect these yods are going to trigger deep karmic dynamics in many. The Moon makes us question what we know, how we know it, and how we express ourselves as we do. Old memories from early childhood and lessons from siblings are likely to feature heavily now. Uranus Retrograde in Aries makes us prone to understand ourselves at a transcendental level through internal mental processes and reflections. Erratic communication from external sources can also trigger these processes in an unexpected manner.
With the apex of the Yod in super-charged Scorpio, this tells – once again – that the Depths of the Psyche, Issues of Boundaries, Karma – and particularly one’s relationship with Masculine energy will be questioned. What do you let into your life, and how? Note that both Venus and Mars are involved in Yods – I expect this to be a time where many are likely to see some extreme change in their lovelifes and in the balance of Masculine/Feminine energies within themselves also. Remember that Saturn is squared Lilith – expect energies of the Dark Feminine (Kali Ma, Hekate, Lilith, Pele, the repressed or suppressed Feminine energy) to present in your lives, making Herself known.
I hope this information is of use to you. Here’s a video describing these energies and the influence of Jupiter-Venus, charging the whole thing: