TRIPLE SHIFT: VESTA ENTERS PISCES, MERCURY ENTERS ARIES, MARS ENTERS TAURUS

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Blessings to all. Against the backdrop of a powerful Sun-North Node opposition (with a square to Kassandra – see: http://wp.me/p4OUNS-ri ), we see three powerful shifts with Vesta, Mercury and Mars moving into new signs. Let’s discuss each in turn.

VESTA SHIFTS INTO PISCES

Vesta represents the Archetype of the Priestess and the Spiritual Facilitator. She also rules the hearth, the sacred flame of the temple, and the flesh. She shows us that which we are devoted towards – and – paradoxically – that which we may feel the need to divest ourselves of (thrown into the sacred flames) for something new to arise – much like the Phoenix must surrender its old body for the flames to render it anew.

In Pisces, Vesta wades through the Cosmic Ocean. Her laser-point focus is somewhat more diffuse and information comes to her at a sub-conscious level, woven together with different threads knitted together by forces larger than herself – call it Karma, Mystery, Time, Divinity. Whilst the Priestess knows how to commune with the elements, with her understanding of Deity, this is a sign which requires her to surrender all that she knows, and all that she is.

What remnants of the ego declaring that ‘I’ or the Individual Self knows, and serves in a certain way will have be washed away in these Cosmic Waters. It’s important for Vesta not to get overwhelmed by the sheer depth and intensity of the psychic information she is likely to receive now. Quite a lot of messages may come through dreams, or in moments of deep meditation. Some will be illusory, and others will be powerfully, and profoundly real. Part of the work comes in differentiating between the two. (Thanks to Catrin for highlighting the need to expand on this aspect)

It’s easy to get lose in those waters and to lose sight of things. The focus for those of us on a spiritual path, particularly those who facilitate, will be to remember the ‘goal’ (if you can call it that), or rather the orientation of the Heart that seeks the truest expression of Spirit possible in this lifetime.

Vesta, during her transit here, is likely to be called back to complete half-finished tasks, potentially from her past lifetimes. There is a sense of ‘cleaning up’, with waves of energy washing through the self (the sacred temple) and our paths of service itself. Part of the ‘cleanup’ process will involve releasing attachments to those we thought were on the same journey as we were. A lot of washing away of attachments that are no longer in alignment – remember that Pisces is also the sign of Detached Compassion.

Vesta entered Pisces on March 29, 2015 and will complete this deeply karmic chapter of her journey through the zodiac on June 8, 2015.

At that point Vesta will enter Aries and it will be a start of a fresh cycle of facilitation. But till then, it’s Surrender, Surrender, Surrender to that which we perceive as Sacred, or Spiritual. If you feel the ‘I’ making absolute claims of knowledge (it’s one thing to say 1+1 =2, it’s another thing to say 1+1 = 2 and knowing that makes someone superior… perhaps worse than saying 1+1 = 3).

MERCURY SHIFTS INTO ARIES

Mercury represents our communicative, intellectual, analytical and perceptive abilities. It is the energy of the Messenger, bringing us insight and information from various realms. Mercury has completed an astrological cycle and now sits with us at the start of Aries, preparing for a new cycle ahead. We’re working through new issues with reading, understanding, communicating and expressing the Truth of the Self. The thing to be aware of is that they way we see our Truths is not the same as the way others see it. Expressing your truth is a good thing, but trying to make another person feel inadequate because of it isn’t. Try to avoid absolute statements, or statements that do not allow another’s truth to be included. Sometimes there’s not much that you can do about it when a person is triggered by perfectly innocent words (it becomes their process to deal with, and the best you can do is to assure them that it is not meant in those ways). But with Mercury in Aries, greater circumspection is required as we all desire to burst forth with the truth we now know and wish to express. Mercury enters Aries on March 31st, 2015 and stays there till April 15, 2015 (when it then moves to Taurus).

MARS SHIFTS INTO TAURUS

Mars represents our assertiveness, willpower, sense of masculinity, and our ability to go forward and acquire our desires. As Mars moves through Taurus, we’re going to have a lot more energy and drive to act upon desires related to the material plane. Be it finances, property, a relationship, anything to do with material plane and the comforts and sense of security that it can provide. Mars also fuels our quest towards developing greater internal resources like self-worth, self-value, self-love. It’s a great time to work on the foundations of anything that you’d like to build or shore up in your life, provided that it gives you a sense of grounding or rootedness – ideally in ways that align with your Spiritual understanding, rather than blocking them out. At times the material realm is used as a shield or insulating bubble separating the ego enjoying comfort and security, from Spirit that knows no limitation or form. It’s important to ensure that the Mars energy is used (ideally) to create a bridge between the vibration of material abundance that Taurus can bring and also our spiritual paths and journeys. Mars enters Taurus on April 1st, 2015 and leaves (then entering Gemini) on May 12th, 2015.

An interesting thing to note is that Venus is now in Taurus (desires, sensations), then Mars (action, will) enters, followed by Mercury (communication, ideas). I suspect that the idea of material manifestation, or at the very least, deep reflection upon the value systems underpinning our relationship with the physical world, will be a fairly strong theme for us all. That makes for an interesting emphasis, what with Vesta swimming through Pisces, overturning and releasing our spiritual attachments that longer service. Generally speaking, it is the merger of Earth (Taurus) and Pisces (Water) – that can either result in a flood in which nothing may grow – or fresh, fertile soil, infused with blessed water upon which lush vegetation may one day grow

Please note that the dates given are relative to where I am (so Asia/Australia) – so these shifts will occur a day earlier for those in the US/South America/Europe.

Blessings to All,

Priestess B. Bairavee
Astrology with Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

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SUN CONJUNCT SOUTH NODE IN ARIES, OPPOSED NORTH NODE IN LIBRA, T-SQUARE WITH KASSANDRA

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Blessings to all. The Sun conjuncts the South Node (10 Aries), whilst opposing the North Node (10 Libra) today. The alignment calls for greater balance in the way we express who we are as individuals (our Sense of Self) in partnership with others, or as part of some collaborative unit (Libra). One cannot purely give or take in any exchange of energies. There has to be a balance – whether it’s with your partner, friend, collaborator, with your spiritual facilitator (for reasons discussed below) or even with respect to the balance within.

Try to use this energy to look at the the various exchanges of energy that you’re a part of:

Are there people from whom you take and have never given back?
Are there people to whom you give and have never gotten anything back?
Are there people whom you expect to give you something upon demand? Perhaps consciously/unconsciously?
Are there people who expect the same from you?

Now whilst unconditional love, and the gift of giving that is its own reward applies to some areas in life, it isn’t quite a total fit. Not till all of us get to that vibration. Till then there are bound to be imbalances. Moreover, the idea of unconditional love at often times gets twisted– Too often has this rhetoric been used to guilt-trip people into serving others when they don’t need to, or staying in codependent relationships – sometimes it is the line of thought that martyr-caretaker archetype often takes on, even when their vibration is wholly different.

And on that subject – Love, my friends wears many different faces. At times, it is giving and warm, and at times it is detached and impersonal. Sometimes the most loving thing you can do for someone who desires you to do their work for them (in an inappropriate way) is to simply say no. We call it tough love, but at times it is necessary.

In cases where one may not be matching the energetic contribution of another – then try to find ways to give back. Sometimes its a hug, or a sincere expression of gratitude, sometimes it’s bringing a person a home-made meal – try and find some meaningful way to express thanks for whatever that person has brought you.

In general – It’s a good time to re-evaluate whether you’re setting the right boundaries as you deal with other people. Know that the extreme manifestation of Aries is the bully, whilst it is the doormat for Libra. The first ignores the individuality of others, whilst the latter ignores the individuality of the Self.

Also an excellent time to work towards becoming more aware of aspects which you have hidden from yourself (typically what we call The Shadow Side). Try to make peace with yourselves, even the parts of you that you might find particularly annoying or difficult to stomach. Those are the bits that tend to need the most love, in any case. Try to be more accepting of the diversity within others as well. People are rarely, if ever, 2-dimensional characters.

KASSANDRA – THE IGNORED ORACLE

Both the Sun/South Node and the North Node square Kassandra at 11 Capricorn, making a T-Square alignment with Kassandra at the apex (pinnacle). Kassandra was an oracle who was punished by the god Apollo for rejecting his advances. Her curse was that her words would be ignored, despite the purity and worth. She was accused of being a liar, and her gifts were overlooked. She suffered at the hands of the Greeks as they lay siege to Troy (her warning to not let in the Trojan horse was of course, ignored) and died an unhappy death – brutally raped and murdered in the Temple of Athena.

Don’t let that alarm you – essentially – her archetype is one that asks us to speak out for our truth and to hold fast to our integrity – especially so for those who seek the path of the spiritualist or spiritual facilitator of some kind. The truths that emerge now are more likely to be related to the legacy we forge in this world, by way of our actions, our careers – the parts of life in which we place our energies to build something for the future.

Giving the question of balancing give-and-take I just discussed, with Kassandra’s involvement, it seems to me that spiritual facilitators are likely to be asking themselves similar questions. Am I letting myself be taken for granted? Do I need to set better boundaries? Am I valuing the wisdom of the Self that I bring into my Service? Am I doing the right thing, by being on this path? (Quite a lot of self-examination .. )

One of the biggest issues that facilitators face is knowing when and where to strike the right balance. They need to fulfill their commitments – whether it’s rent, paying the electric bill, paying off the mortgage / college debt, saving up for their kids’ college funds – and very often, the fact that they’re human and have those needs is forgotten.

In ancient times, those exchanges were more straightforward — as all one needed was the food to stay alive and materials, if need be, to maintain the temple and enable it to survive. But it is a different world today, and one that is rapidly evolving. Holding onto the same ideas, does justice to no one.

Different facilitators take a different view on this – but it’s certainly going to be one of those questions that many in the field ask themselves at this time. Though – generally speaking – Very rarely do you find a facilitator who gives too little, the balance sought is often from the other side – where they give too much.

On a different note, as the South Node conjuncts the Sun, we may also find ways (especially with Kassandra involved) to shine the light of awareness upon parts of our pasts that deal with oracular or prophetic gifts. For some, this may manifest as a deep re-membering of past times, even past lives.

OTHER ALIGNMENTS:

The North Node is inconjunct Neptune (8 Pisces). This is a time where the Deep States of Balance (acceptance of all extremes as equally valid) which Libra ultimately seeks can be challenged by, or in turn, challenge your view on how your Soul fits into the Cosmic Ocean/Collective Unconscious, i.e. your relationship with Spirit, or a Transcendental understanding Divinity. In a literal sense, it may be a relationship that you’re in, that you have with someone, that makes you question the spiritual views and understanding of You-And-God/Goddess/Divinity that may have once supported such an arrangement. Inconjuncts are generally uncomfortable aspects, ones that are not satisfied with easy compromises and that demand resolutions. Those with bodies between 5-11 Taurus or Leo will experience this as a Yod (Finger of Fate) that pushes you to a decision point of some kind involving the two.

Pluto (15 Capricorn) is loosely squared the Sun/South Node and North Node (if you’re willing to take an orb of more than +/- 3 degrees for the Nodes). Its transformative lessons also weave themselves within this alignment. The focus of the Sun is already somewhat activated by trine energy from Jupiter Retrograde( 12 Leo) and Saturn Retrograde (4 Sagittarius).

The Sun trines, whilst the North Node sextiles Sauer at 10 Leo – Sauer can refer to astronomy, space exploration, aeronautics (in the literal sense) and to a more mystical, etheric form of Cosmic Connection. A day where inspiration can strike, or be made apparent through our connection with the skies. Cloudwatching, astronomy, astrology, thinking about your relationship with the Cosmos – this can be a potentially fruitful way in which to bridge both The Sun’s and the North Node’s energy. In Leo, Sauer’s energy focuses upon the sensual, creative, child-like or more playful ways in which we can find this connection. It may be externalized and appear as a lesson/guidance/circumstance involving a romantic partner, a child, or even the inner child Archetype within.

The exact Sun-North Node opposition took place a 2:06 pm, GMT + 8, March 31, 2015. (About 3.5 hours ago). You’ll be feeling its continued effects over the next 1-2 days.

Blessings to All,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
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HAPPY MOMENTS IN PRIESTESSING

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There’s a deep sense of satisfaction in knowing that the work one does is fundamentally helping another person re-structure their life in a powerful way. There’s a sense of joy where you recognize that you’re just a stepping stone, or facilitative step in that person’s journey -and in that role – you did something real in their life.

Not a feeling I know how to put into words. But it’s a warm and happy one.

It’s not an easy vocation – being a Priestess. There’s a lot of tests, a lot of inner discipline needed, a lot of humility that comes with the task. You keep having to learn and re-learn, and continually transform the meaning of what that is. You keep having to birth and re-birth yourself. Some of that process is joyful, but you also know that it’s spiritual work.

But what makes me the happiest – as part of the work that I do – is hearing back from people that have somehow been moved, transformed and/or touched in some fundamental way with the stuff I do/write/speak about.

And even then it’s not the ‘I’ did it type of feeling .. more like a .. ‘good work was done here today’ sort of thing.

It’s certainly not a holier-than-thou feeling, nor is it any kind of ownership or regular expectation.

It just bubbles up sometimes, from deep within.

It comes from a happy place in the pit of one’s belly where a little girl child is excitedly clapping her hands with glee. Like butterflies in the stomach. Golden, happy, bubbly butterflies.

And there is this deep, rising sense of joy.

We did good. We did something useful. We were of Service.

Lots of Love,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
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‪#‎perksofpriestessing‬ ‪#‎goldenbubblybutterflies‬

© Text and Image ‘In front of JB Mariamman Temple 13/3/15’ by Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2015

BLACK EARTH TRINE IN THE SKIES: VENUS/PLUTO/BLACK MOON LILITH ROCK IT!

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Blessings to All. Right now we have what I’m calling a ‘Black Earth Trine’, formed between Venus (14 Taurus), Pluto (15 Capricorn) and Black Moon Lilith (13 Virgo). Basically, this is a Grand Earth Trine between the Goddess of Material Manifestation & Sensuality (Venus), The Great Transformer-through-Crisis (Pluto) and The Dark Priestess (BM Lilith in Virgo). Grand Earth Trines are powerful portals of manifestation, and they operate whether or not you choose to work with these energies consciously. The focus is upon the ways in which you connect with the physical world, the ‘rules’ which you assume to be true about manifestation.

So, really, the focus of this trine is going to be upon the physical aspects of the lives we lead on this planet. Are we in harmony with the Earth? Are we nourishing our bodies the right way? Are we living sustainably? Do we remember to take care of ourselves, with at least as much importance as we take care of others? (Can’t fill anyone else’s cup if yours is empty – that kind of logic) And what for – what kind of legacy are we leaving by what we manifest? What is the sum product of all that we strive to own, possess or have at this time?

But where does the Black/Shadow aspect come in? And what does that mean for the kinds of energies of manifestation present now?

Basically we’re being asked to question all the stuff we had to sweep under the carpet. All the stuff we were told was bad, inappropriate, wrong, sinful – so on and so forth. Be it women’s sexuality, the right of women to hold equal office in organized religions, the ways in which we can actually claim back our planet, and so on. And all of that baggage is coming out now

That’s manifesting in many, mixed ways for people. Some are feeling unwell, others just feel as though they’re walking through some maelstrom. Some others soaring and feeling great, and others .. well.. are feeling high , wired and fueled by the flames of self-righteousness. That can be fun, but hey, when you’re on the spiritual path, there comes a time where you have to let that stuff go too. That comes from an over-identification with Venus. Venus also rules judgments, value systems and our attachments to them – when her energy gets imbalanced – we then get egoic, emotional attachments to things we you believe to be true).

So it’s really, really a mixed bag …

+ Venus is opposed Deucalion and Achilles (15 Scorpio). Basically, we’re asked to rise above, or float above our impulses and bids for power and control. There’s also a strong warning not to rush into something with the assumption that we are invulnerable. A lot of stuff sitting about in our sub-conscious is about to come out, and we’re asked to try and channel it as consciously as possible.

+ Black Moon Lilith is conjunct Requiem (13 Virgo). Those of us who facilitate are likely to be drawn to reflections of how our path includes Darkness, in its Sacred form. Facilitators, in particular, are going to be drawn to the Death aspect of the Life-Death-Rebirth cycle. It may also be a time in which many uncover suppressed grief that they’d been holding in, also a time to recognize experiences of perceived ‘loss’

[[ Little wonder I finalized the first episode of The Dark Mother’s Children today, soon to air on WGT Radio 😀 😀 😀  ]]

Those of you who need a reminder on what Black Moon Lilith in Virgo encourages us to do – check out – http://wp.me/p4OUNS-pf

So if you’re feeling particularly weird or muddled up at this time my friends, fear not. The cosmos is just tilling the soil of the soul, or of our psyches if you prefer, before the Lunar Eclipse comes about. Try not to be too attached to your views on things – or another’s response/reaction to your own. And if you’re feeling fine – great! Keep doing what you’re doing!

Live and Let Live seems to be an especially good mantra to live by at this time.

Blessings to all!

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
bairaveebalasubramaniam.com ; fb.com/theskypriestess

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(ASTRO-ALERT!) A DOUBLE T-SQUARE WITH THE NODES, URANUS, PLUTO, THE MOON … and more ..

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We’re about to experience a POWERFUL Lunar Nodal T-Square, meaning the Moon at 10 Cancer will be in potentially tense aspects to the North Node (10 Libra) and the South Node (10 Aries). Navigating this T-Square will be a challenge for some, others will see it as the kind of challenge you need to push through into a new phase (like birthing). The Moon will be the apex (pinnacle/peak) of this T Square and so the focus is upon our emotions, our relationship with the Sub-conscious, issues surrounding the domestic sphere, connections with our Mothers/Motherhood/The Divine Mother, and so on.

The lessons that the Node teach us, or rather, the karmic experiences they ask us to face are ones that focus upon the idea of balancing the needs of the self with the needs of others in partnerships, and for integrating both aspects of self (known/unknown, light/shadow) into harmonious balance. We are able to draw upon the strength of the Self as it has been purified through the fires of the Solar Eclipse, and with that Strength we discover our capacity for detachment and acceptance. Those with placements at 10 Capricorn +/- 7 degrees will experience this as a Powerful Grand Cardinal Cross (Remember the intensity of late April/early May 2014? Yes, that kind of energy).

Exact alignment: 11:31 pm, GMT + 8, 27th March 2015 (10 ’24 Cancer-Libra-Aries) – about an hour prior to uploading this post.

A second T-Square involving the Moon (15 Cancer) will then form, this time with Pluto (15 Capricorn) and Uranus (15 Aries). This second alignment will effectively trigger the Uranus-Pluto square one more – and all the lessons, experiences and possibilities that it has opened our eyes to. Whilst the Cancer Moon stresses the emotional/familial/material concerns as activators for this alignment, its apex is at Uranus. We may find the intensity of this alignment to make us question the true nature of Who We Are. Uranus represents the breakthrough of consciousness as it moves to a new level of being. Here we have the opportunity to truly find more answers in our quest of self-understanding and self-assertion. Those with placements at 15 Libra (+/- 7 degrees) will experience this as a Grand Cardinal Cross.

Exact alignment: 9:13 am – 10:08 am, GMT + 8, 28th March 2015 – in under 9 hours’ time.

The Moon’s energy will also be energized by its trine to Neptune (8 Pisces), ensuring that the emotional energies, lessons and experiences we have directly correlate to key themes of Soul-Working we are all currently engaged in. Bear in mind that people will respond differently to this – some may be very likely triggered by the slightest provocation at this time, so it might be best to postpone overly sensitive discussions. Some people will sail right through it and harness the squares’ creative energy to break through the old, in order to find the new. Those with placements at 8 Scorpio (+/- 7 degrees) will experience this as a potent Grand Water Trine (amplification of emotional and psychic intensity)

Exact alignment: 7:33 pm, GMT + 8, 27th March 2015 – approx. 5 hours ago.

Whilst all this is ongoing, we also have the Venus (12 Taurus) – Jupiter Retrograde (12 Leo) square also exerting its influence in the skies. Try not to get too carried away with engaging in the sensual pleasures of life at this times as Jupiter tends to amplify anything that it touches. The challenge here is to manage our relationship with this material form, home, planet – and enjoy this embodiment – without getting overly attached to the sensual, physical pleasures that it brings. Those with placements at 12 Scorpio – Aquarius (+/- 7 degrees) will experience this as either a Grand Fixed Cross or a Mutable Fixed Cross. There may be some pressure to dig in and hold onto, or simply let go of beliefs and ways of being that one is attached to and comfortable having. That is case specific and dependent on your own chart.

Exact alignment: 10:10 am, GMT + 8, 28th March 2015 ; 12 Taurus Leo ’48 – just under 10 hours’ time.

The powerful Grand Fire Trine with The Sun, Juno and Saturn Retrograde still exerts its influence in the skies. You can read up more on it here.http://wp.me/p4OUNS-qf

In short, this is an extremely active sky. And one which raises many karmic question and opportunities to widen/deepen our Awareness. As always, be kind to Self and Others.

Blessings To All,

Priestess B. Bairavee
Astrology with Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

bairaveebalasubramaniam.com : fb.com/theskypriestess

REFLECTIONS ON RELEASE – ON THE PATH OF SPIRITUAL SURRENDER

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As we release our insecurities, our fears, our distrust – we find ourselves a lot closer to who we really are. Beyond the Ego, Beyond the Mind, Beyond any Conscious idea of who you think, or perceive yourself as Being. It’s a shift that is hard to put into words, beyond a complete transformation of perception, manifestation and experience.

In some sense, releasing insecurity actually helps us find the security we seek. People will be what they need to be, but the shift begins within. And in response, our worlds, our external experiences, tend to mirror that degree of profound, vibrational re-attunement.

As each Soul makes this Choice, others are inspired to do the same. A cascade of awakening follows.

‘Life’, ‘the real world’ as we know it provides us many solid reasons as to why fear – defensiveness – perpetual guardedness may seem a ‘logical’ response for survival. And within an older paradigm, it makes perfect and profound sense. Yet at some stage in our evolution, we find ourselves at the crossroads.

Do we continue in the old paradigm? Or do we embrace the New? Do we let go of what we think we are, or should be? Or do we hold onto those perceptions?

Really, that is the question that many are asking at this time. Our defensiveness to past hurts, our guardedness of ancient wounds – can these truly be weighing us down? Are they not, as we assumed, our protectors or defenders against a repeat of wounding? Would letting go, and letting be, mean that there is no justice, no accountability, no balance? Questions from the Mind … and understandable ones.

But the New (actually Ancient) Paradigm of Spirituality that is re-emerging at this time does not obey the dictates of the ego and its habitual responses. The logic of the Mind is something that needs to be .. partially discarded or re-moulded to understand the dynamics of the broader energetic shift that underpins all of this.

And in time, even those questions will change, and dissolve. To be replaced by new ones, for the Mind is never fully satisfied, and the Soul never ceases to evolve.

But Why change now? Why make that shift?

Because …

Well , just because ..

You don’t really need a reason , be it astrological or transcendental, to simply wake up one day and strip away the baggage you’ve been holding onto for so long. You might find a self that you never knew you had within in the first place. Or perhaps one, long-forgotten, that a part of you yearns to re-discover.

Surrender to Spirit my friends. Let it go, and watch yourself emerge anew.

Ready for a Fresh Start.

But remember, it starts with YOU.

Blessings,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

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CELESTIAL DYNAMICS: THE ENERGIES OF THE SKY (26/3/2015)

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Blessings everyone. At this time the strongest celestial influences are:

(1) A powerful GRAND FIRE TRINE involving Sun (5 Aries), Saturn Retrograde (4 Sagittarius), Juno (3 Leo). We’re still feeling the intensity of the Sun Saturn Rx exact trine yesterday, making this a highly charged alignment.

This is the kind of alignment that basically inspires you to take your passion and follow it. Find what moves you, brings you joy and do it. Saturn’s presence in the trine indicates that the work or challenge you find yourself drawn to now is something that has a hand in the long-term development and shoring up of a sense of self-identity. In other times, a truly powerful time for self-work.

Juno’s role in the trine basically opens the doorway to the Divine Feminine, and facilitates experiences that lead to a more complete understanding and experience of one’s Soul.

The Sun in Aries facilitates the energy of the trine, allowing ourselves to put our best foot forward in the the challenges and the gifts that it brings. A powerful time for Knowing, Developing, Asserting and getting more Focused about our Paths of Self Development.

The following bodies are also activated during this transit. Rhiphonos (4 Leo) , Isis (2 Leo), Niobe (6 Leo), Nemesis (4 Leo), Child (6 Sagittarius), Rhiphonos tells us to honor the sacred, sexual boundaries that we are all entitled to have and cherish. Isis connects with the energies and mysteries of the Goddess Isis, her archetype both as a Mother, Protector, and an an Alchemist capable of resurrecting Osiris in the Underworld. Niobe warns us to avoid becoming overly attached towards, or developing an unhealthy sense of pride over our creative, sensual, sexual products and experiences (which, in a direct way, also includes our children). Child can either refer to your child, or a significant younger person in your life, even your own Inner Child within (strongly supported by Leo’s participation in the trine).

And finally we have Nemesis – Nemesis refers to an abstract principle of justice or karmic re-balancing. She ensures that we reap that which we sow, no more and no less.

She adds a powerful sense of gravitas to celestial proceedings at this time (along with Saturn), making this Grand Fire Trine feel distinctly less ‘peppy’ as it normally would – as there is much work to be done with it, as we move towards the Lunar Eclipse on April 4th.

(2) The Uranus/Pluto square – that alignment continues to make its presence felt in the skies, and will continue to do so for the next few weeks (it takes a long time for Uranus and Pluto to move into, or out of, alignments

(3) Vesta (28 Aquarius) sextiled Pallas Athena (28 Sagittarius). This is a phomenonal aspect for spiritual facilitators to work with, particularly if they are Female / resonate with the Priestess Archetype or are focused upon The Divine Feminine. Those with placements close to 28 Cancer will experience this as a powerful Yod, or Finger of Fate. This is a powerful time in which we can blend our intuitive wisdom, along with more structured paths of knowing and belief.

(4) North Node (10 Libra) inconjunct Venus (10 Taurus). Uncomfortable, potentially challenging situations raised in the areas of your Soul’s Growth (fixated in the realm of partnerships) and the way in which you relate to material value systems, your place / and partnership with this Earth, your ideas of sensuality, femininity and attachment. This is a time in which Balance is the mantra of the Time, and we are encouraged by the North Node to find more detached ways of viewing our role within partnership dynamics both within and with other people. Those with placements near 10 Pisces / Sagittarius will experience this as a Potent Yod, bringing you to a crisis or decision point. Such choices can either entrench you in a particular karmic cycle of learning or help you transcend it, and then begin new chapters.

(5) The buildup to the Lunar Eclipse (4/4/15). It’s unusual to see the energetic buildup of an eclipse begn two weeks before it is due. Looking at the specifics of the Eclipse .. I can safely say that it is going to be MAJOR. I discuss this alignment in depth in the upcoming episode of Astrology with Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD  on WGTR – that will be airing (with analysis on the Eclipse and the Week’s Forecast + more) on Thursday (26/3), 9 am Central (US) Time – wgtrlive.com/listen-live.html

There is just SO much going on in the skies right now, with energetic shifts anchoring, or paving, the way towards the Lunar Eclipse. Take it a day at a time, and let’s all get good work done together in the meantime.

Blessings to All,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
bairaveebalasubramaniam.com ; fb.com/theskypriestess

BURNT TO ASH – What Next?

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We’re staring at the Big Void in ourselves, an aftermath of the colossal release precipitated by the Uranus/Pluto final square. Much that was no longer required was let go of, the garbage atop pure the black, soil of the Soul’s foundations finally discarded and laid bare.

We then set the seeds of a new beginning in the cleansed spaces of our being with the Total Solar Eclipse, and then the Equinox.

We celebrated that release of the old and seeding of the new with the fire, heat, passion and the intensity of pure transformation. The energies building now couldn’t be more of a contrast. At first we Danced with the Sun and its Fires, and now – we are called to Sit with the Dark Mysteries of the Moon.

There is a definite sense of emptiness – hollowness (and not in a bad way), some might call it a release, freedom, or going back to Nothingness. We’re looking at the Void where once a part of us resided. We begin to see the foundations, the soil we have cleared through years of intense transformation.

In so doing, many of us are actually beginning to see ourselves for the first time, in a long, long, time. Some of us need the time to grieve, to acknowledge, to process, to fully realize the impact of such release.

It feels silent, dark, and still. A place of rest and nurture as we honor the passage of what was, as we make space for what will be – as the seeds we planted, deep beneath the soil, mature in their own time.

I suspect it is a feeling that some of us quickly tuned into, whilst others will feel this way more so as we approach the Lunar Eclipse.

I was searching for the right metaphor to describe this experience when my friend Archana tagged me in a post of hers speaking of the Phoenix and its cycles. Talk about synchronicity, and thank you, my friend. Here’s how I see the metaphor fitting in with current energies:

We blossomed in the fires of the Phoenix and saw our own beauty, strength and purity till it reached an epic crescendo of light, colour and flame, building since the start of the Uranus-Pluto cycle in 2012. We glowed deeply and burnt fiercely at the Heart of the Self, with so much purity and love that our old ways and forms of being had to give way. What a celebration! What intensity and activity! What power and beauty!

And in an flash of lightning and fire, The Phoenix was gone.

All that remained was Ash.

And a seed, an egg of a new Self, a new Cycle buried under the layers of grey sediment.

We now rest. We observe. We wait in the liminal space between death and rebirth.

We enter the realm of the Dark Goddess and her counsel, as she pulls us into her Veil of Mystery. Many have already begun to feel her Call as she prepares us for the Lunar Eclipse of April 4/5, 2015.

Rest now, my friends – for there is work to be done 🙂

Many Blessings and Much Love to All,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

bairaveebalasubramaniam.com ; fb.com/theskypriestess

Astrology with Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD ; The Dark Mother’s Children

P. S. – The Lunar Eclipse in Libra is strongly connected to the energies of Black Moon Lilith at this time (astro-info on that herehttp://wp.me/p4OUNS-pf )

Text & Image ‘Burnt to Ash – What Next?’ © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2015

PREPARING FOR THE LUNAR ECLIPSE: The Messenger seeks Balance with the Dark Priestess ( Mercury opposes Black Moon Lilith at 12 Pisces-Virgo )

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Black Moon Lilith is a powerful embodiment of the Dark Goddess energy, more so in its Crone element. She, is that aspect of ourselves which we associate with our deepest passions, desires, and core sense of being – seen as ‘Black’, taboo, occult, forbidden, undesirable or off-limits, particularly for ‘respectable’ , ‘proper’ or ‘well-behaved’ men and women.

Who is Lilith?

In mythology and scripture – Lilith was the first woman created in the Judeo-Christian world, preceding Eve. She would not submit to Adam, instead choosing to live by her own will and independence. And the consequence? She was transformed and remembered as a demon, a witch, and a killer of children.An early, strong, female figure using her voice and her consent re-cast as an object of fear, cloaked in a (once Sacred) Veil of Shadow. In some sense, strong women who say no and live by their own rules still get the same kind of treatment. There are other origin narratives to Lilith, of course.

She often gets a terrible reputation in astrology as well, and one which I feel is rather unfounded – based on observation – and by having Her grace my Ascendant.

Thankfully www.darkstarastrology.com talks about the Three Liliths – Black Moon, Asteroid Lilith and Dark Moon Lilith – in respectful, beautiful and balanced ways. Thank Goddess! Just so you know – Black Moon Lilith is also known as the Mean Apogee and she is what we call a ‘Hypothetical Point’ in Astrology – though her influence is very, very, real. )

In some sense, the usual astrological take on her (and her mythological vilification) represents the greatest challenge with working with her energy: Projection.

What does She teach us?

The challenge of Black Moon Lilith is to feel the fear, do it anyway, and realize that someone is probably going to write a particularly unpleasant script on what you’re doing, how and why. That script is probably going to be loaded with gendered assumptions and notions of what a ‘good’ expression of feminine energy is like. Her influence is felt in all beings – not just those who identify as women. Men seeking to find their Shadow Feminine have a similar issue with being projected against – potentially for not being ‘manly’ enough.

Not all that Black Moon Lilith wants to do may be nice, or right, or even good – as quite a lot her Shadow is tinged with pain, anger, and the bitter elixir of resentment. It’ll take discernment to know what she truly inspires you to do, and that which she/you/she-in-you is simply reacting against. Thousands of years of suppression … it’s taken its toll on the collective.

So, what does Black Moon Lilith do in Virgo?

Virgo refers to our Paths of Service towards others, and the way in which we build material structures, vessels and provisions that can support our Spiritual Work – as we nurture ourselves and others. In Virgo, Black Moon Lilith gives rise to the archetype of the Dark Priestess within us all. Here we are called to serve in the Shadow, in the Dark, in all that has been so heavily projected upon as messy, yucky, shameful, fearful, nonspiritual, mundane, unenlightened, nasty, evil, sub-human, servile, unimportant, dis-empowered, and so on. The key phrase here is ‘projected upon’ – whether what you’re working with is any of these things is something you’ll have to find out for yourselves.

But I’m not surprised in the slightest to see so many writings now about and re-claiming the archetype of Dark/Shadow as something which is actually tremendously sacred … Many are remembering the archetype of the Dark-Worker or Dark Priest/ess who deals with the Shadow Archetypes of the Underworld to bring deep Healing and Nurture for many. It’s amazing how so many have woken up to this awareness, within months – with so many others who have been on this path for so long, now boldly declaring it to be so.

It’s a powerfully validating time for so many whose Paths of Service have been so badly misunderstood – such as Witches, Wiccans and Pagans, Shamans and Shamankas – those who work with the magic of Africa, South America, India (and other ancient cultures as well). The collective is now beginning to see the Shadow and the Dark as things to honor, embrace and heal (and not just to transcend, turn the light on and banish …)

I’m waiting to see how the psychopomps of the Underworld – the Serpent and the Crow and others – will be seen, in just a few months more 🙂 Such an exciting, and rapid evolution of collective perspectives! Black Moon Lilith leaves Virgo on August 25/26, 2015. And another chapter of Her Energy and lessons will begin to reveal itself ❤ ❤ ❤ !

So .. what’s the deal with Mercury here?

Mercury, the Cosmic Messenger, is in Pisces (ruled by Neptune) and is in loose conjunction with both Neptune and Chiron. The Messenger is now swimming in the Cosmic Ocean, bringing us messages from the depths of our subconscious, in waters that merge with the Collective Unconscious. Here we see information coming through dreams, meditations, spiritual experiences, and so on. Some of the messages here can be rather blurred, as Neptune is the master of illusion, both the beautiful types that can keep you enthralled, and the painful types that can keep you trapped in a delusion of your own making.

Whilst we’re all receiving so much psychic and spiritual information in different ways – know that – Not all that Glitters is Gold, and not all that Slithers is Evil. There is a great need for fine-tuning your cosmic and spiritual antenna at this time, and to not choose to lose the self in the Unreal.

Neptune/Pisces grants us a vision of the world behind the Veil, however we choose to define it – be it the boundary between worlds, or the Veil of Maya that envelops all of what we call ‘reality’. But we only find this vision when we detach from the ego that seeks to perceive what it wants, sometimes what it fears in distorted form.

And what happens in this opposition?

When the Messenger opposes the Dark Priestess – a Bridge is created between the material and energetic expressions of the Spiritual Path and the Service it entails. You can see how this clash plays out, I’d imagine. A mind that is set on perceiving Spirit in a certain way may see the Dark Priestess and immediately project upon Her. It may idealize the Dark and forget the need to investigate. It may shun it, rejecting all that it represents and the Feminine that seeks to Rise through it as well. Neither extreme helps, at the end of the day.

The exact opposition takes place at 12 Pisces ’35 Pisces – Virgo, 4:25 am (GMT / UTC time) on March 21st, 2015. What an Equinox!

So .. what do we do with it? What does it teach us?

In day-to-day terms, the best thing for spiritualists and other energy-workers to do is to remember the principle of Balance. Veering off to either extreme helps no one, nor does charging into something new without discernment. Do not attach strong emotions or thoughts to psychic or spiritual impressions that appear now. Let them be as they are – observe first, rather than react.

Fearing the Shadow Feminine or seeking to avoid Her at this time won’t be possible… If you do feel a strong impulse to act on something, center yourself first and do a gut-check, or get guidance from a trusted facilitator. Some of these revelations will be painful, some of them will require you to look at the parts of yourself that you fear, or have avoiding addressing.

Those of you who do not have an issue with the Light/Dark Balance (remembering that neither is necessarily Good/Bad, just different) – may actually find this energy as one that can help you breakthrough to a new level of spiritual depth, maturity and understanding. Much of the Rising Feminine energy is going through levels of awakening, rage (at thousands of years of suppression), the blame/shame game, before it comes to the realization that the Dark Mother is actually pretty detached and compassionate. She’s not raging all the time, She’s not chopping off heads as a first resort. She goes beyond the archetype of anger and righteous vengeance, but it takes time to release the self from latching onto the old dynamic that makes that response necessary for a time in the awakening process.

Mercury, as the Messenger, can bring you ancient insights from the depths of your Soul. You might breakthrough into new levels of understanding about the various cycles that have occurred on this planet – the men-opposing-women cycle, being the one most recent in memory. I, and other awakening/remembering Priestesses have known different times where the dynamic was completely different. So when you look it from those eyes, holding onto the anger that masks the hurt of the Shadow doesn’t quite make sense any longer.

At the Soul level, to put it another way – we’ve all swapped around roles in the abuser/victim cycle. We’ve all been jerks. We’ve all been oppressed. Such are the karmic lessons that the Soul experiences through subsequent lifetimes before it breaks out of that cycle. Current alignments suggest such a breakthrough is possible for many within the collective at this time. It is a matter of choosing to do so, at the deepest level possible.

In no way does this view take away culpability or the need to make amends for or systemically question and address wrongdoing, abuse, persecution, ridicule, etc. It simply means that we can release the resentment and anger surrounding it, and in so doing, begin to heal ourselves and the collective. More solutions can then be envisioned once we break out of that cycle and the re-cycling of roles.

Thankfully – Developing that level of detachment, compassion and the ability to see things are they work through the cycles of time is what Pisces – and its current Messenger – Mercury, can teach us at this time.

Why is this information particularly significant now?

This alignment is woven into the Double Yod that I wrote to you about, as part of my larger Equinox/Eclipse piece. So it is in a very charged alignment, along with Jupiter Retrograde, Pluto and the North Node ( http://wp.me/p4OUNS-oZ ) .

It is even more important now because Eris – the Dark Goddess – will be conjuncted by Mars – The God of War – in Aries tomorrow (21 March – what an Equinox! – 14:32 pm, GMT/UTC at 22 Aries ’29). A lot of Fire, Heat and Will surrounding the Wounds of the Excluded Feminine and her relegation to Shadow (in fact, the degrading of the Shadow in popular projection) is going to be acted upon. Black Moon Lilith is going to be activated again as part of a Black Earth Trine with Pluto and the Taurus Moon on the 23/24th (have talked about that in the Equinox / Eclipse link). So consider this a chance to prep for that! 😀

On top of all that, we’re going to be reaping the seeds set during the Libra New Moon (Sep 24, 2014) during the upcoming Lunar Eclipse. Black Moon Lilith played a major role in this alignment, beginning a 23-Year Cycle to Facilitate the Rise of the (Balanced) Dark Goddess ( http://wp.me/p4OUNS-8z ). The Full Moon in Libra/Lunar Eclipse will take place on April 4/5, 2015 with Uranus, Pluto and the Nodes playing a MAJOR role in the proceedings. Many of the seeds we set with the Dark Feminine six months ago will begin to bear fruit at this time. That is why her energies have been calling out so strongly, amidst the celebration of the Solar Eclipse and Equinox.

I hope this information is of use to all of you. I will be launching my new radio show called The Dark Mother’s Children during the Black Earth Trine (thank you skies!) and will be discussing this in greater detail then.

For those interested: Here’s one of my earliest interviews on The Dark Mother and breaking through the Spiritual Stereotypes that see Darkness as Evil, Women as Inferior/Unclean and so on …http://intentionradio.com/podpress_t…/…/10573/0/14-09-23.mp3

Blessings and Much Love,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

bairaveebalasubramaniam.com ; fb.com/theskypriestess

Astrology with Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

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TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE, SUPERMOON, EQUINOX, GRAND FIRE TRINE, BLACK EARTH TRINE, YODS AND MORE! The Astrology behind this Powerful New Beginning.

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Blessings all! Astrologers and spiritualists everywhere are buzzing with the excitement of all that this potent Supermoon-Total Solar Eclipse at 29 Pisces is bringing about. ‘Let go of the past and live the life you want’, ‘Manifest Miracles’ , ‘Set the seeds for the Life of your Dreams’ – this is the kind of vibe I’m seeing represented in most writings on the subject. Upbeat, optimistic, and also cognizant of the fact that we have to do a lot of letting go, releasing and surrendering (to the Divine/Spirit/Soul) beforehand.

So that’s the energy in a nutshell – we’re all at the brink of a fantastic change in our lives – as we will literally manifest that which we put our intentions towards. The generation-defining Uranus-Pluto square series has just ended, its energy continuing to linger for months to come. The tower has broken down, the lightning has struck for most. And change is afoot. I doubt most of us alive today will experience any alignment of similar intensity (compared to what we’ve been facing between 2012 and now).

So that’s the backdrop for an extremely powerful Pisces New Moon/Supermoon/Total Solar Eclipse at what is quite possibly, the most karmic, fated, final degree in the zodiac (note that karma and fate aren’t always unpleasant things 🙂 ) at 29 Pisces 27”, 9:36 am, March 20 ( GMT/UTC time). The Moon will swiftly move into Aries shortly thereafter, whereas the Sun will make its entry at 10:45 pm on the same day, nearly 12 hours later (i.e. the Equinox).

Set the seeds now, my friends. Set the seeds for what it is that your Soul truly yearns to manifest. Taking a paragraph from an earlier post,

“The skies are supporting the manifestation of your dreams, the most powerful gifts of your imagination and passion. It’s a time where you can really Dare to Dream .. and Make it Happen.

A very magical time, and one in which you manifest exactly what you desire. So.. have a look at what you’re choosing to manifest”

You’re likely to see a sort of culmination, or a sense of how this energy has borne fruit during the Pisces Full Moon (Aug 29/30, 2015).

So that’s the general message of the energy present in the skies now. Those who want to dig deeper into the astrological details, feel free to read on. Practical Guidance is provided at the end 😉 Also, if you’re in the Western hemisphere, take the first date mentioned for alignments, if you’re in the Eastern hemisphere, take the second, later date 😉

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I asked ‘ Can it get more dramatic’ , and Astrology answered, ‘YES’.

So let’s look at what the skies have in store for us 😀 😀 😀

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GRAND FIRE TRINE: SUN, JUNO, SATURN RETROGRADE IN PISCES/ARIES, LEO, SAGITTARIUS (PEAK MARCH 23-26)

We’re already building up to a powerful Grand Fire Trine, between Saturn Retrograde in Sagittarius, The Sun in Pisces/Aries and Juno in Leo. This a part of the Great Goddess Fire Trine dynamic that lasts in the skies till October 2015.

This Fire Trine is teaching us about:

(1) [Sun] Finding the Truth of the Self and Embodying it .. once we’ve made the necessary releases…  A big shift comes once it enters Aries. The focus of one’e energies goes straight to the seat of the ‘I AM’ essence. Question is now whether that essence is perceived through the filters of the Ego-Self, or through the Soul?

(2) [Juno] The role of the Soulmate (not necessarily romantic/sexual/marital) in helping you understand the power, joy and creativity of the Sacral/Sexual/Swadisthana Chakra. The energy of completion, and of opening the self to multiple avenues of growth through the Divine Feminine comes into play here. The need to heal, and the wisdom of the vulnerable, authentic and powerful Inner Child will be strongly emphasized. Quite literally, a time where were are called to learn how to play, once more, as wise and sacred children.

(3) [Saturn Retrograde] Understanding that more discipline and care is needed in the way we relate to authority figures, structures of knowing/systems of knowledge, the power of ideas and paradigms, and an understanding of Spiritual Authority on the Spiritual Paths we take. It’s a time where we’re asked to look back with humility and accept where we need more focus upon.

The Fire trine is really supporting us all to express the Energy, the Joy and the Truth of the Self and the Creativity lies within. A powerful moment to let yourself roar and embody the strength of ‘I AM’ Consciousness. A time in which to recognize the gifts brought to us by the Assertive/Fiery Feminine. Goddesses like Durga-Ma, Goddess Bastet, Goddess Sekhmet, Goddess Narasimhi, Goddess Pratyangira Devi, Goddess Amaterasu, Goddess Bhairavi, and other Solar/Fire/Lion Goddesses come to mind.

You’re more likely to be conscious of the trine after the Sun enters Aries (Equinox), and when it makes an exact trine to Juno (March 23/24) and Saturn (March 25/26). Right now, the focus is upon the big releases and shedding of baggage that needs to precede the full expression of this potent energy.

DOUBLE YOD: JUPITER, PLUTO, MERCURY, NORTH NODE (PEAK TIME: DURING THE ECLIPSE)

These are two, intersecting Fingers of Fate/God/Goddess/Karma and they come together to bring us to pivotal decision points.

Jupiter Retrograde (13 Leo) questions the paths we take, the guides and mentors we seek out, and the understandings or paradigms that we seek in our Spiritual Path ahead. It asks us to look within and uncover the Teacher within you (though mentors are necessary for certain parts of the journey, and in unlocking energies).

The North Node (10 Libra) asks us to find a deeper sense of detachment and balance in the partnerships we find ourselves in (including the inner partnership between different layers, or self, and the co-creative partnership we have with the Divine).

Mercury (10 Pisces) highlights the role of the Messenger in the spiritual dream, bringing messages of spiritual liberation, or miring deeper into delusion (especially as it is still conjunct Neptune). Be careful with all that you see and perceive spiritually at this time – ask yourselves if your Ego is getting in the way! Bear in mind that Black Moon Lilith and Mercury will be in an exact opposition. As we work with Spirit, we will have to face aspects of the Suppressed Feminine and her role in manifesting a Powerful Path of Service. Practically speaking, it will entail re-thinking one’s view on which bodies, vessels and energies are deemed ‘holy’, and why it’s time to rethink some of those definitions (and the exclusions they have made). A great time for Spiritualists working with the Shadow of the Feminine to move past old wounds of systemic violence, exclusion and/or ridicule.

Pluto (15 Capricorn) is well.. doing his thing, as we’ve all been feeling! (more on him below)

The apexes of both yods are Mercury and Jupiter respectively – so essentially – the decision point comes in receiving/delivering potent messages/information pertinent to your spiritual evolution, and, in determining your relationship with Spiritual Authority on the Path Ahead. Some of you will receive these messages through dreams, meditative experiences and the like. Others may receive them through more conventional channels, depending on the house placement.

BLACK EARTH TRINE: TAURUS MOON, BLACK MOON LILITH, PLUTO (PEAK TIME: MARCH 22/23)

Now for those of you who see the Shadow, the Dark as something to celebrate – Not Evil, Not Negative, but equally sacred – you’re going to love this. The Moon in Taurus will trine both Pluto in Capricorn and Black Moon Lilith in Virgo, creating what I’m calling the Black Earth Trine.

The Moon is going to be lighting up issues where we have over-attachments to people, relationships, objects, things on/ideas about the material plane. It’s also going to be showing us how we can nurture those relationships – in a balanced way – to create a space of abundance and growth, for the self and others.

The trine to Pluto is going to re-ignite the Uranus-Pluto dynamic, so watch out for explosive expressions of energy today! Especially things that may have been seething under the surface around March 16/17…

The Moon-Black Moon Lilith connection is going to be looking at the ways in we we can find practical Pathways of Service – particularly through the archetype of the Dark Priestess. You’re going to finding the need to transform that Path or understanding of Service in a way that potentially – can give you an income, or maybe a general sense of greater groundedness and security.

Pluto and Black Moon Lilith … well .. let’s just say the Lord of the Underworld is going to have his hands full with the Dark Priestess. She’s going to want to challenge the way that things are done and the status quo is perceived. She’s going to make you question the way we use (and hopefully don’t abuse) power and authority (and a bunch of other things – it’s a huge alignment).

Taking it all together, an immensely fertile, transformative and creative time for us to dig deep within the Shadow to find the Gold hidden beneath the layers of rejection, fear, shame, dis-empowerment and non-acknowledgement.

And there’s more … 😀 But I’m going to cut it short here. Except to say that Moon will conjunct the South Node, Mars and of course — Uranus at 15 Aries (March 20/21). When it does it, it may set off the delayed reaction triggers that some of you have experienced during the Uranus-Pluto square itself. Watch out for March 22/23 when the Moon trines Pluto as well (remember – take the first date if you’re in the US/ (for example) and the second date if you’re in Australia/Asia.

PRACTICAL ADVICE

(1) Ground out. I cannot stress this enough. Moss agate, smoky quartz are excellent gemstones to help in this process. Sitting on the grass beneath a tree will work wonders (be nice and say hi first and see if its vibes gel with yours)

(2) Drink plenty of water. There’s a lot of other cosmic happenings, mega solar storms and whatnot. Staying hydrated is very important as we move through this shifts. Water is the universal conductor and it helps us … shift through things a little easier, I find. (Plus, dehydration headaches are not fun)

(3) Get a decent amount of sleep. Unless the Universe is keeping you awake with all this CMEs and whatnot .. But do your best to get enough rest.

(4) Avoid alcohol and caffeine, if you can – this will help you shift more, without being too wired about it.

(5) Take nothing personally. We’re all going through .. a massive shift. I wonder if we’ll ever go through something this intense again, in our lifetimes, from an astrological perspective. People are likely to have their wounds raised to the surface now, egos are frail. That does not mean you have to stay silent against ill-treatment of any kind, it is to simply mean – as you walk away – you realize that it’s really not about anything you said, did, or are.

(6) Be compassionate, but keep the focus on you. Understand that everyone is struggling with their own baggage, but also realize that you carrying it for them, might actually just delay the lessons they need to learn. Knowing when and how to draw that line is part and parcel of the lesson of compassionate detachment that Pisces also seeks to teach us. This can be read in a controversial way – I’m not advocating apathy, or abandoning someone who’s got a dire need. I’m talking about being discerning about where and how you put your focus of development right now. Sometimes the best thing you can do for the collective is to sort yourself out first 😉

(7) Follow your own intuition, inner knowing and guidance. If your Soul is screaming out at your to do something, at least hear it out. Seeking advice on things that are unclear can be helpful, but remember to tune into your Soul’s inner compass, or inner knowing before making major decisions at this time. It really has to come from you ❤

I hope this review of the skies has been helpful to you 🙂 Many Blessings and Much Love to you All!

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
bairaveebalasubramaniam.com ; fb.com/theskypriestess

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PS – Those of you who missed the first episode of my astrology radio show can hear it again at 6 pm Central Time (Thursday) and 2 am (Friday) at http://www.live365.com/stations/wgtr_dj?play=1 – I talk more about Uranus and Pluto there, by way of aspects – after providing an introduction to my work on astrology and the general take I have on this discipline and all that it offers to our individual and collective spiritual awakening process.

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