27-29 DEC, 2016: HIGH DRAMA AT O.K. CORRAL – THE SHENANIGANS OF MERCURY RETROGRADE AND THE MOON

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The next three days (27 – 29 Dec, 2016) will be blanket fort days for many. The Sun heads for its conjunction with Mercury Retrograde at 7 Capricorn (tomorrow) whilst currently trining the North Node at 6 Virgo. At present, the Moon conjuncts Saturn at 20 Sagittarius (activating Uranus-Ceres-Eris at 20-22 Aries, Jupiter at 20 Libra, Chiron at 20 Pisces and Venus at 23 Aquarius). Mars conjuncts the South Node at 6 Pisces. Uranus is preparing to station direct on the 29th.

Please Note: If you live in Asia/Australia – it´s more like the 28-30th of December.

Long story short , pay attention what you say and how you say it. Breakdowns in communication and technology are entirely possible at this time. It may be better to stall important discussions and say nothing at all till the vibe eases – especially if you´re looking at karmic dynamics that involve male, yang or masculine energy (however you define it). If your general tactic is evasion, perhaps consider the opposite.

Now this also depends on how this interacts with your natal chart – some of you will be sailing through this and breaking down barriers in communication. But in the balance of probability, it´s more likely to be blanket fort time for the majority.

This morning I woke up with a sore throat and my internet refused to work for any of my sessions. At all. So I rescheduled them all. You cannot imagine the difficulty I´ve had in just posting this!

Given the feel of the cosmic winds, I would say – generally speaking –

Take a mental health day or try to observe a vow of silence or non-response (in very tense situations – conversely, if your general approach is to stonewall, do the opposite).

Drink plenty of water and get rest. Sleep in if you can.

Lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, tea tree, etc. can help with the throat chakra / communication / respiratory issues. Whether you´re using a herbal infusion, essential oil, etc. be sure to check in with a practitioner beforehand for guidelines on safe usage and dosage.

Gemstones like lepidolite and blue lace agate will bring calming energy to a situation. This mantra may also be of benefit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2lp7cw7CY

Spend some time in nature, by a babbling brook or a silly stream. And giggle if you can.

Take nothing personally. Collective baggage is being flung around like cream pies at a clown fest. Some people are not even aware that they´re doing it. Dodge the pie if you can and keep on moving. But if you tend to dodge (a little too much), do the converse.

Blessings,

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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The 20th Degree: Uranus, Chiron, Saturn, Jupiter (A Quick Solstice Report)

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Uranus in Aries, Chiron in Pisces, Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Libra are all at 20 degrees of their respective signs, lighting up the skies. The Sun is now at 0 Capricorn and we herald the December Solstice – with another turn of time, the wheels continue spinning.

With the 20th degree activations, look to a powerful energetic emphasis on various aspects of your life

The Self, The Awakening Process, The Neck Upwards (Physically Speaking)

Spiritual Experiences, Senses of Vulnerability

The Path Ahead, Matters of Teaching and Immigration

Partnerships, Collaborations, the Dance of Give-and-Take

Through all of these interconnections – keep your goal in mind.

Think about the Long Term Picture. What are you doing and is it leading you to where you ultimately want to go? What you want to identify as your purpose on this planet.

In other words,

What Legacy Will You Create?

Happy Solstice!

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

EUREKA! GATEWAYS OF KNOWLEDGE AND GENERATIONAL HEALING OPEN … THE SUN CONJUNCTS THE GALACTIC CENTER & PHOLUS … ASTRO-PRIME-TIME (DEC 17-22, 2016)

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Hello Everyone! Gateways to knowledge and generational healing are about to open as the Sun heads towards its annual conjunction with the Galactic Center on Dec 18/19, 2016 (depending on where you are in the world. The Galactic Center is currently conjunct Pholus as well.

Typically, the time before the December Solstice (Dec 21/22 – depending on who you ask) tends to one that is jam-packed with cosmic information waiting to be accessed and expressed through your personal consciousness. So … prepare for the zing!

This year´s Pholus-Galactic Center conjunction and next year´s Saturn-Galactic Center conjunction make this an unusually potent window of time to receive guidance for the Journey ahead.

But what is the Galactic Center?

The Galactic Center is a supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy. It is a place of incredible energy, pushing and pulling us towards experiences that will make us grow. Sometimes these are pleasurable, and sometimes they´re painful. The Galactic Center attains heightened importance in 2017 as Saturn will go retrograde precisely at this point. February-May and November-December 2017 is when Saturn approaches the G.C. before ending its transit through Sagittarius.

The information you receive now as the Sun prepares to conjunct this point in the sky will absolutely set the tone for what you do throughout 2017!!!

This astrological – and – oracular prime-time. Reach out to teachers, guides, astrologers, facilitators you trust.

** Also – The best – and I mean, the BEST – write-up I know of on the astrological nature of the Galactic Center is by Philip Sedgwick: http://www.philipsedgwick.com/Galactic/GalacticCtr.htm . Refer to this piece if you want full info on what the Galactic Center is and how it is experienced.

Now .. There are various other alignments in the skies that allow us to tap into this energy of awakening, revelation and the expansion of consciousness. Summarizing briefly, here´s a few:

Sun (26 Sagittarius) conjunct Pholus-and-the-Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius): We´ve talked a little about the GC, so I´ll focus on Pholus. This asteroid relates to the energy of awakening, of the bottle that is suddenly uncorked – and out pops the genie! The information revealed often leads to breakthroughs in generational healing.

Other Resources for more info on this centaur planet ( more gateways for knowledge):
Zane B. Stein – http://www.zanestein.com/Einstein_and_Chiros.htm
Mary Plumb – http://mountainastrologer.com/tma/nessus-and-pholus

On a personal note – I´m getting the signal to start teaching … next year though 😀

We´ve also got Saturn (19 Sagittarius) trined Uranus (20 Aries). The next 12 days are going to see this energy bring even more insights into our consciousness, especially around the tail end of December / New Year´s Ego. Uranus will station direct on December 29/30 (depending on where you are in the world) – that brings a change in the nature of how we awaken and carry forth that energy in the world. If you´ve got bodies near 20-21 Leo – this will be a phenomenal Grand Fire Trine for you. Meeeow! Talk about astro-dynamite. (And again – you´re going to be working on these insights throughout 2017 … )

Now on a practical note, you´re also going to see yourself being drawn to some teachers and paths and away from others. Some of these will be authentic – and others will be built on feet of clay – ya just can´t say which. Don´t judge where you are called to go or what you´re being asked to leave behind. Will save you some ego-hang-ups and you re-visit all this in 2017 anyways. Just go with the flow and get on it with it 😉

If you´re feeling overly buzzed or fried-out with all this energy, remember to ground out. Be it through supplements, herbs or nutrition, try to up your intake of Vitamin B, Omega 3-6-9s, things that relax and support the nervous system. Herbs such as Vallarai, Brahmi, Gingko Biloba and Ashwagandha can also help. But – as with anything – do the research first and get professional to advise you.

In terms of essential oils and gemstones, I would highly recommend DoTerra´s Frankincense. I´ve tested the competitors and vibrationally, this is my preferred Source. I´m also a Wellness Advocate for the company (though I plan to enrol in others, there´s some oils I like form elsewhere), so if you need in – and further info – let me know.

In terms of gemstones, Lepidolite will help you relax and facilitate the energetic (and sometimes physical) re-wiring process that accompanies such immense energetic downloads.

If nothing else, sit under a tree and hug it Drink plenty of water, eat nutritious food and get plenty of sleep. And use something to take down notes or jot down inspirational ideas.

Last, but not least – Mercury prepares to start its Retrograde at 15 Capricorn on December 19, 2016 – two days from now. You´re going to have a month-long focus on consolidating the insights you get now and re-visiting decisions and ideas surrounding questions of legacy, career, power, authority and re-cognition. Mercury also trines asteroid Karma at 15 Virgo. (Watch out if you´ve got a 15 degree Taurus position – cuz that´s a Grand Earth Trine: Manifestation Central).

In short – there´s tonnes of energy in the skies to go and forge new, creative, inspirational, dynamic pathways that integrate your mind, body and spirit. Plus a tonne of energy to really hone down and look at how you can make all this stuff real – or incarnate in material form. The next few days are … powerful opportunities for you to get a leg-up in understanding what needs to happen for you in 2017. 2018-2020 is Prime Time for Capricorn – as we break and re-build our personal, political and material worlds. So there´s work to be done!

Now I´m doing sessions until Dec 20th – with further rounds later in December and in January 2017. If you want to work with me, get in touch. There´s a wide range of sessions for different purposes, budgets and levels of astrological expertise.

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Big Hugs! And Go with The Flow!

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Big Hugs!

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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ROUND 1 of Sessions with The Sky Priestess (16-20 December, 2016) + 500th post on www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com !

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Blessings all. Astrological sessions start today and run for 5 days. There will be a 2nd round after Xmas and a third round in January. Also – I´m very pleased to announce that this is the 500th post on http://www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com !

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Synastry Sessions (1.5 hours)
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MOMENTS OF BEING WITH THE GEMINI FULL MOON (13-14 December, 2016)

 

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I keep getting a single message for this upcoming Gemini Full Moon:

Simply Be.

When I turn to the astrology, I see a cascade of alignments, all of which can be analyzed, synthesized and re-constituted into a narrative. But somehow that misses the holism of the larger picture, so I´m going to stick with a very light summary.

You can have a look at the news headlines to see how this alignment shapes global events – but you know what, I´m going to stick to what you – as an individual – can do.

The Sun (22 Sagittarius) trines, whilst the Moon (22 Gemini) sextiles Eris (22 Aries), Uranus (20 Aries) and Ceres (The Mother- Nurturer, 21 Aries).

5 out of 6 points are present in the skies, creating a Near-Perfect Grand Sextile (Star of David / Hexagram) in the skies with Uranus, Ceres, Mars, Pallas Athena, Saturn, Juno and Jupiter. The ´missing´ point is 22 Leo (unless we include esoteric asteroids). Even a Near-G. Sextile brings with its incredible capacities for manifestation. Pay attention to your intentions at this time, and give them room to manifest.

Bear in mind that we are manifesting intentions set during the Gemini New Moon (June 4, 2016) which are now beginning to take form. We faced a pretty intense Grand Mutable Cross back then, with Jupiter, Nodes, Saturn, Venus, and Vesta. A useful exercise would be to write a short account of what has transpired since then, till the present – and how you have evolved in response.

If we look at the energy of Gemini itself, we´re encouraged to communicate, analyze, reflect and to explore a wide variety of experiences. Some may revisit their early childhood experiences and relationships with siblings in an effort to understand how their internalized constructs have taken shape. That being said, we´re days away from the start of the Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn (Mercury is ruled by Gemini). Think through what you feel, want to say or commit to, and just let things emerge.

Don´t feel the need to set a focused intention for this alignment, and just sit with it. There is so much coming through from the collective that being able to hold that space is more than enough. The time for action comes later.

Let the energy shift when it needs to. Let You shift when You need to.

Self-expression (through writing or speech) can be cathartic … whatever comes, just go with the flow. Be a butterfly and let your conscious focus go where it needs to.

The Gemini Full Moon goes exact at 00:05 am, 14 December 2016 (UTC time). That´s the 13th for those of you in the Americas.

Blessings and Enjoy Being!

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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SUN CONJUNCTS SATURN (18 Sagittarius) – IN CRADLE WITH MARS, PALLAS ATHENA, URANUS, CERES, MOON AND JUPITER

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Things can get quite intense and emotionally volatile. Look to see what erupts (and sometimes that´s not a bad thing). Commit to the path that emerges and the Self that wants to be expressed. Remember to look at the Self as your first source of Nurture, rather than another person. Whilst reaching to Spirit is powerful and wonderful, remember that you´re still the person / consciousness making that interface possible. If you find a teacher, path or paradigm you absolutely need to connect with – do it. Or a journey, exploration, adventure – and so on.

If you have placements near 18-24 Leo, Kapow! That´s a Grand Fire Trine. Watch to see where inspiration and passion take you. And act on it, if possible. The only thing I would ask you to bear in mind is the principle of non-harm, be it to others, or yourself.

( On a related note … I ended up buying a gorgeous piece of raw Sunstone yesterday  )

As part of a larger alignment –

Jupiter (18 Libra) sextiles Sun/Saturn (18 Sagittarius) which sextiles Mars & Pallas Athena (23-25 Aquarius) which sextiles Uranus/Ceres/Moon (20-24 Aries) which creates – a Cradle Formation. This is one half of a Grand Sextile or Star of David. Those with placements near 18-25 Leo and 18-25 Gemini will experience this as a Grand Sextile in full formation. Manifestation Central (so choose wisely!).

Generally speaking, the Cradle formation with Jupiter and co. gives us the opportunity to throw in these different energies into a pot and stir them about. It´s a space of fertility, sanctuary, development – but equally of stagnation if not acted on. Which is why you look at other aspects to see where and how this energy can be channelled.

Sun/Saturn happen to square Chiron (20 Pisces). This is an excellent point of focus, or outlet for the Cradle alignment. Use whatever you´re being triggered or inspired by to delve deeper into your spirituality and the relationship you have with healing, woundedness, the wounded teacher archetype, conceptions of sacredness-suffering-martyrdom (and how they may or may not intersect) and so on. It´s a fine day to seek healing from a teacher or facilitator you trust and/or to alter your paradigm of healing entirely  (if needed).

If feeling particularly vulnerable, try working with the energy of Rhodocrosite and Rose Quartz in combination. It will help you bring repressed or suppressed emotions to the surface, but in way that does not necessarily overwhelm.

Blessings and Love,

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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SHEDDING, RELEASING AND CREATING PATHWAYS FOR CHANGE: Dec 5-9, 2016 (KAPOW!)

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On December 1st, 2016, three astrological alignments came together. They generated a powerful energetic shake-up whose aftershocks we´re still processing.

– Mars trined Jupiter at 17 Aquarius-Libra, whilst sextiling Saturn at 17 Sagittarius and aspecting Pluto at 16 Capricorn. (Those of you with placements near 17 Cancer — yikes! You experienced a powerful Yod / Finger of Fate)

– The North Node, South Node, Neptune, Juno and The Sun formed a Nodal T-Square (7-10 Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius)

– The Vesta Retrograde Began (at 5 Leo) .

(It might be Dec 2nd for those of you in Asia/Australia)

The only way I can describe the potency of this energy is a shockwave. For some of us, it manifested itself as external events in the world bringing turmoil (or simply the impetus for change) – and for others – it directly impacted our personal lives. Some have found themselves catapulted into a no-space, no-state of being or flow (which is wonderful), whilst others have felt great pain and grief.

Change … is not easy, no matter how many years you´ve worked at coping with it. There were other celestial factors at play in the background, building up to this major point of release / breakthrough / breakdown.

Let me just give you a sense of headlines on the news right now:

J. Jeyalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu suffered a cardiac arrest last night and is on life support. That has significant political consequences for the state, and potentially, Indian politics as a whole. A successor has been announced whilst tens of thousands of people throng outside the hospital which she´s been admitted to waiting for news.

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has just resigned.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key has just resigned.

Austria rejects an extreme-right candidate and elects Alexander Van der Bellen, an independent candidate backed by the Green Party

News from Standing Rock: The Dakota Access Pipeline will be re-routed. (YEAHHH!!!) There´s still more work to be done …  it´s a powerful victory though!

(There´s a politco-governmental theme going on here 😉 – keep reading)

So what´s next?

Over the next few days (December 5-9, 2016), we see a powerful Yod (Finger of Fate) in the skies involving Vesta (The Priestess), The South Node (Karmic Release), Neptune (Spirituality, Delusion) and Mercury (The Messenger, moving through Capricorn).

Look to the messages you´re getting about your career, the larger legacy you seek to leave behind once you´re gone from this world, relationships with elders and figures or institutions of authority (including governments and banks). You don´t need to accept anything uncritically, just listen to the message and see how you sit with it. Bear in mind that Mercury Retrograde is coming up on December 19.

Allow yourself to release whatever karmic baggage, outdated contracts, or simply to ´let go´ of experiences, belief systems, rituals, traditions, forms or hierarchical practices of any kind that make you feel like you´re holding onto an old view of Life-Spirit-and-Cosmos. Here´s where we just … go Home, to the point of Spiritual Origin and End. Those who feel ungrounded and/or overly vulnerable, please do seek out sources of support who can hold space for you in a very practical sense (food, shelter, someone to hold your hand, etc.)

Many are stepping into new spiritual chapters at this time, made possible through a release of the old. This is probably why some have entered that No-form, no-state, no-time … place? at this time. Those struggling with the release, and the anxiety that comes with not knowing the path ahead may find benefit by wearing and/or meditating with the Charoite gemstone. This will allow you to release older patterns and to understand, at the intuitive level, some aspects of the path ahead (if so required).

If you can sit with the uncertainty that release brings at this time, I suspect you will find a greater depth of experience. Enjoy it whilst it´s there, if possible.

All of this energy (Mercury, South Node, Neptune) focuses itself on Vesta, recently turned Retrograde. This is a time to release the Self from older understandings of Service, Sacrifice and Surrender. Many are still holding onto the ethos of the Piscean Age (in which the motto – greatly oversimplified- was: Suffering is Sacred. Poverty is Pure. You must have Nothing to be Something.). In the Aquarian Age, which we are all adjusting to – growth comes through continual evolution. Pushing through the boundary of awareness, through the channel of the Mind, in ways that ripple across the Collective. Rather than the dissolution of the Individual, here we begin to celebrate it.

Vesta in Leo shows that we need to no longer sacrifice Joy, Sexuality, Children, Passion, Creative Expression in order to be ´pure´ or ´sacred´. For instance, this applies to women who have been shamed for expressing their sexual desires, or to men who have been told that expressing the child within makes them … well .. unmanly (this is very different from the man-child phenomenon, but they´re related). Sexual suppression is one that cuts across the gender divide. We´ve all been silenced, in one way or another.

Those processing deep wounds connected with sexual abuse may find Rhodocrosite and Rhodonite useful. Carnelian is perfect in activating and clearing the Sacral Chakra in a more … assertive form.

But as a whole, let us focus our energies towards releasing the baggage, pain and shame we carry in our being. And to open creative pathways for change. Not just for ourselves, but for the Collective as a whole.

Time to Rise and Shine

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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