MARS URANUS AND ERIS ARE CONJUNCT AT 22 ARIES OPPOSING JUPITER AT 22 LIBRA!

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Brief video on Mars-Eris-Uranus conjunct in Aries:

– pay attention to the impulses and triggers that come your way

– take ownership of the parts of you responding to triggers – there´s a lot of unconscious people throwing their shit about at people who are conscious – and that is their issue – but if it hits home, then there´s an area for potential growth and work for you

– take extra care around electronic equipment, volatile people and in relationships in general (as all of this opposes Jupiter in Libra)

– generally speaking do you what you feel is right and in alignment, but take time to verify if this is so

– and if it´s all good – ENJOY!

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

 

 

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THE PISCES SOLAR ECLIPSE: TIME TO SAY NO TO THE OLD AND BEGIN ANEW

 

dscn2016The Pisces Solar Eclipse arrives at 14:58 UTC, 26.2.2017. The Sun will conjunct the Moon at 8 Pisces, making several aspects to other astrological bodies.

Solar Eclipses are New Moons – these represent powerful windows of time in which you can set seeds that will eventually grow. Eclipse energy makes things a little less predictable – as people, connections, ties can be ´eclipsed out´ – of one´s life (at least for the time being). It may also bring in new connections or energy to you, often in mysterious ways. So they are wildcards.

Now it gets even fuzzier with the fact that this Solar Eclipse takes place in Pisces, a sign that traditional astrology has had some issues grapping with. Some astrologers even considered it ´the dustbin of the zodiac´ as they classified anything otherworldly, mysterious, defying explicable phenomena – that did not fit in with the other houses – as under Pisces´ rulership.

We now know and understand a little more about Pisces and what it represents. Symbolized by two fish caught by a string, this Mutable Water Sign asks us to look at the parts of ourselves which connect to the Great Mystery, the Unknown – what we might call – the Sacred. It is energy that has no form, name, moral code – and is highly ambiguous. Whilst Pisces rules some great qualities such as compassion, spiritual surrender, inspiration and healing – it also rules things like schizophrenia, suicide, the martyr-caretaker complex, and so on.

Pisces rules the parts of us that seek to merge into something far vaster than ourselves. A grounded approach can bring us to the understanding of Divinity-and-without – and a less grounded approach can bring us through the dangerous waters of delusion.

We also associate a lot of karmic ties and other hidden dynamics (not immediately intelligible in an everyday sense of cause-and-effect) with this house. The need for seclusion or withdrawal (which hermits and mystics find themselves doing) or circumstances that force it to be (such as illness that confines you, jail time, etc.) is also associated with it. It is also the sign most associated with escapism, be it through flights of fantasy, substance abuse and refusing to recognize ground realities.

The ethos of Pisces is to connect and transcend – and its greatest fear is disconnection, which it often perceives as abandonment. As it operates in such subtle (but palpable) channels, it is often associated with the energy of that which is secret, hidden and/or mystical.

But on the other hand, it´s a wonderful energy that brings us unexpected flows of inspiration, healing and awakening from different realms or dimensions of consciousness. Artists, visionaries and mystics typically have strong Piscean elements in their chart. Tapping into this stream and flow, however, can be tricky. It requires a lot of groundedness, discernment, healthy boundaries and embodiment – to make it work in this three-dimensional experience of reality.

So – it covers a wide range of things. It´s the sign of miracles … and madness. And the magic of dreams (and nightmares).

This particular Eclipse is accompanied by some powerful placements in Pisces, such as:

Mercury (1 Pisces): Communication, thought, analysis, early childhood, siblings

Nessus (5 Pisces): vulnerability, abuse, disconnection

Niobe (5 Pisces): Over-attachment, wearing something as a badge of pride in a way that masks one´s true identity

Apophis (8 Pisces): The Chaos Serpent of Ancient Egypt; karmic or spiritual impulses that can lead to destructive outcomes – if unchecked

Neptune (11 Pisces): Ruler of Pisces – everything above is doubly underlined….

Teharonhiawako (12 Pisces): The need to weave together information or experiences that seem (at the surface) contradictory, to find a greater whole

Lilith (13 Pisces): The wound or vulnerability endured by the Feminine, as the catalyst for her greater awakening. (Google Demetra George´s work for more info)

So when we see this taken together, it´s really a mixed bunch of influences in Pisces that present themselves to us. Some good, some bad, some delightful and some downright terrifying.

Looking at other placements –

The Sun and Moon square asteroid Amor (7 Gemini) and sextile Hylonome (7 Capricorn). Long story short – we are asked to re-weave our stories. To shift around the energy that holds certain thought constructs in place so that we may realign, or rediscover (after what may feel like lifetimes) a sense of spiritual wholeness and intimate communion with the Sacred. We are asked to look at what – we have been asked to believe unconditional love looks us , and what it often is – in practice.

Those with placements near 7 Leo will experience a yod – a Finger of fate – that asks us to navigate the storm and the wounds associated with ´feeling not enough´ or doubting one´s ability to survive without the traditional idea of a partner. Let´s just say there´s a lot of victim-abuser-saviour-dynamics coming out with this eclipse … and we are being asked to discover that we can and will remain standing, through it all.

It´s a good time let it all go back to Source.

We do not need the kind of psychic enmeshment that formed the ideal of the Piscean Age any longer – especially as we head towards Aquarius. It is time for us, individually and collectively, to give ourselves permission to release from unspoken or hidden karmic contracts or energetic dynamics – as there is so much more for us to then explore – and become. Think of it as the Water-Bearer (Aquarius) pouring knowledge through the Aether, dissolving the string that keeps the two fish bound (i.e on the symbol of Pisces).

You do have the choice to go further into the vulnerability and suffering of Pisces – which is a part of healing – but which – when taken too far, can become a crippling energetic cycle.

Whilst there is beauty in the empathy that Pisces can bring, it does not require you to (always) discover that through the cycles of victimhood and abuse so strongly associated with this sign – and current energies.

There are others ways to learn, connect and experience things. That is something we are all beginning to explore.

Remember – even with all of this Piscean energy at play – the North Node (our most productive direction of growth) is at 3 Virgo. and asteroid Karma (9 Virgo) nearby. This is the sign that teaches you the meaning of creating healthy, practical boundaries -taking care of the physical vessel (i.e. you), – and knowing when to say No.

Given Karma´s involvement, this is a learing curve or opportunity that you´ve been on before in some capacity. So what you choose to do … right now … really, really, counts in healing that dynamic and/or ending it. Just because something is old, or ancient – does not mean it is what you have to continue doing or what is right for the present moment.

It´s also about being willing to use grounded discernment to differentiate between what things really are, and what you would like to believe them to be. Sometimes things that are dark and scary are in fact sacred parts of ourselves .. and sometimes figures of light are cloaked in the veils of deception. It´s really not a straightforward equation.

Now you may ask, when can you expect to see some of what you are seeding now – by way of your thoughts, actions and intentions?

Eclipses as a general rule connect time and space at 18-year intervals. This eclipse is connected to one on Feb 16, 1999 and – will be connected to one on March 9, 2035. Look back to see how the circumstances or energy, or challenges or gifts that you are experiencing relate to the past.

What you seed now, you will see a continuation of during March´s Solar Eclipse in 2035. But that´s more for the long term.

In the short term, you´ll see some of the seeds you are setting now begin to germinate during the Pisces Full Moon this year which will conjunct Neptune – the ruler of Pisces – on September 5/6 2017).

Bear in mind that it takes a week for the energies of the Eclipse to fade. This Eclipse energy isn´t a single moment in time, it´s a phase. It´s already been building for a week in any case.

In practical terms, I´ve been providing information through Facebook and Youtube on techniques and perspectives that can help you weather whatever is coming. And some of you will undoubtedly enjoy the spiritual awakenings that will come.

Still, here´s a few suggestions for those who need some assistance coping at this time :

(1) Remember to breathe. Even if nothing else, you still ´win´ by being here. Just breathe.

(2) Build a blanket fort. Sleep is your friend as is making sure you eat healthy food and drink adequate water. Blankets provide much comfort. Keep it simple.

(3) Seek people or organizations who can provide a safe space for you if you feel suicidal or extremely fragile or on the edge. They need to be qualified and willing to intervene and provide that space.

(4) Don´t judge yourself, or other people. The Universe is far more mysterious that any of our conscious, rational minds can imagine.

(5) Remember that Unconditional Love begins with you. Don´t be guilt-tripped into tolerating abuse. There´s nothing loving about that.

(6) Ground, ground, ground. Sit under a tree, eat more root vegetables, go walking or engage in physical activities. You may want to meditate with the energy of the Earth in mind, holding a safe space for a welcomed and wanted child of this planet.

(7) Be Joyful. As difficult as that may feel for some of you, make the conscious effort to do so. It is the greatest form of protection and it makes this life worth living. Even if it´s drawing on a piece of paper, playing tag with your kids, singing – whatever that nurtures you and makes you come to life – bring it out and share it with the World.

If´d you´d like a brief recorded message explaining the nature of this eclipse, how to set intentions and move it through your body at this time, check this out:

 

Blessings and I hope this message finds you all well – and that it is of use.

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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PISCES ECLIPSE PREP: ENERGY RISING (AND DISCERNMENT NEEDED)

Right. There´s a lot of ancient energy surfacing at this time. (Not all of it is fun). Astrologically speaking this is due to the energetic buildup to the Pisces Solar Eclipse (26/2) and the upcoming conjunction of the Sun with the South Node in Pisces in 2 days´time.

So – communications from other realms, karmic shit, metaphysical initiations, suffering, confinement, transcendental expansion, surrender, spiritual cleansing – it´s a mixed bunch of stuff.

If there´s something strange …. in the neighbourhood ….

Read this article and follow some of the general suggestions for psychic protection.

´Psychic Deflection and dealing with Unfriendly Energy´ – http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1OQ

But practice basic self care as well – that goes a long, long way.

Get enough water, sleep, healthy food

Spend time in nature, with decent friends / family if possible

Work with your support systems

Journal what comes up (if that works for you)

Ward your spaces with healing and protective energy – ESPECIALLY important for practitioners / faciliators / space holders

Avoid the influence of substances that open you up too wide too quickly (drugs, alcohol, etc. – plant medicine is powerful but know what you are doing).

If having thoughts of self-harm, etc. make sure you find a safe space to check into and just be for a while.

Focus on your own energy, before you work with another. There´s going to be a lot of projection thrown about. Avoid taking on another´s baggage or becoming a punching bag … (it is your choice to do so if you wish, though) – The Charoite gemstone would be of use with this.

Remember to stay in your body the etheric spaces are a little .. uh… overcrowded at this time. Vetiver and Patcholi are great oils to help you with that – and as always – check for dosage, quality and contraindications – and use with a high quality carrier oil!

Generally speaking:

Stay safe, stay sane, stay grounded. Be aware of heightened disassociative or escapist tendencies at this time.

And – as my dear sisters remind me –

Make room for Joy right now. Make it a conscious, embodied act. It´s a powerful statement to make.

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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PSYCHIC DEFLECTION & DEALING WITH UNFRIENDLY ENERGY

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Irrespective of what you do and the level of integrity you do things with – you are bound to piss someone off – and sometimes they end up energetically bugging you about it. Such is the nature of this Earth-playground.
There are things like gemstones, herbs, oils, sounds / vibrations, mantras and such that can create a protective space around you. But sometimes that is not enough. (See recommendations at end of article)
When someone is intentionally sending you some negative energy – depending on your level of experience in these matters – the first port of call is to look at your aura.
Go through the different layers of your (multiple) subtle bodies till you find a hook, gateway, backdoor (use what metaphor works for you). Send it the energy of awareness (light) and love so that it can resolve itself and release. But aiming positive vibrations at it may not be enough. You have to look at and delve into, or at the very least emotionally experience the nature of the connection and the causes of its creation / perpetuation. Very rarely do you have to bring in the big guns, so to speak , i.e. a more aggressive approach (if at all).
What tends to happen is that with awareness, witnessing, honoring and recognizing the interaction (whatever it is), the psycho-emotional charge on the hook or connection begins to dissipate. You can then begin the work of healing and re-sealing that part of yourself.
Most of the time, this occurs within the ambit of what we generally accept as the 7 chakra field, relating to the physical organs and their corresponding energetic fields. And sometimes it goes a lot deeper, or, a lot farther than that. You will need a facilitator at that point if you are not familiar with the levels of perception required. And not all facilitators can (or need to) see those parts of the energy body.
In cases of higher-dimensional interference, a facilitator who does not work at that level of consciousness will not be able to tell the difference between the different types of energies that come in. In fact, the same applies to lower dimensional interference.
There is a great fallacy in the belief that things of a ´higher dimension´ are necessarily positive, or that things of a ´lower dimension´are negative. In the quest to ´ascend to 5D´ this is something that needs to be borne in mind.
Spiritual work tends to get a lot more complex than that. Which is why ignorance probably is bliss (of a kind 😉 )
Ciao ciao
PS: Some general tools for protection (in the sense of keeping stuff out – you can also protect yourself by strengthening yourself within):
Gemstones: Selenite, Black Obsidian, Labradorite, Petalite
Essential Oils: Frankincense, Tea Tree, Clove (remember to check for dosage, purity and contraindications)
Herbs :Sage, Palo Santo, Neem, Nettle
Protective Practices: Smudging the home with herbs/incense, Salt soaks / baths with protective herbs or oils, Using a singing bowl to clear stagnant energy
Mantras:
Prathyangira Devi (Lion Goddess)
Invocation of Heavenly Host (Hebrew Tradition)
Om Mani Padme Hum (Kwan Yin / Avalokiteśvara)

 

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AstroAlert: Grand Cardinal Cross reactivated by Libra Moon! (15/2/17)

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Oki koki. The Moon (25 Libra) is activating the Grand Cardinal Cross in the sky! This alignment involves Jupiter Rx (23 Libra), Vesta (21 Cancer), Uranus (21 Aries) and Pluto (18 Capricorn). And .. a bunch of asteroids and other bodies … You would have probably felt this a lot stronger on the night of the 14th / wee hours of the 15th (depending on where you are in the world). But there´s still a ripple effect going around.

Watch your emotions and how they lead you in matters of relationships / partnerships, family, career and self-identity. I know … that´s a lot of stuff. But growth comes when you get real with your emotions. Sit with them, which … can be very, very difficult when you´ve got a bunch of triggers pointed your way.

It´s likely to be reminiscent of the … intensity we felt during a similar (long-standing) Grand Cardinal Cross in 2014.

Give yourselves room to release. You´re going to be seeing a lot more of this particular dynamic up to April at the very least. Learn from what happens now so you can set up a longer term plan to manage these challenges and potentially transform obstacles into greater opportunities for growth.

The North Node (3 Virgo) is trined Ceres (3 Taurus) and Juno (3 Capricorn). Use this energy to get deeper with the process of embodiment, and to connect with the nurturing, juicy, fleshy, maternal energy of the Planet – and how it expresses itself through one´s body. This is an excellent time to also break new ground in finding ways to self-nurture and re-evaluating your understanding of what constitutes ´success´ and ´authority´.

Gemstone recommendations: Lepidolite, Aqua Aura Quartz
Essential oil reccomendations. Neroli, Vetiver, Geranium (check for purity, dosage and contraindications before use)

Hang in there, peeps! This is more of a quick heads-up , will probably do a solo post on the alignment at a later date.

 

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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POST-BLACK MOON LILITH IN SCORPIO (May 2016- Feb 2017): RECAP

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– remember to take the lessons you learnt in the past 9 months with you as you head into a new exploration of the Shadow Feminine

– you would have seen what is true for you (what isn´t), energetic alchemy or other types of mergers that work in your favour (or not)

– you would have realized what is worth investing in, and what isn´t.

– you would have had to look at different parts of your subconscious mind, going deep into karmic or ancestral work that asks you to recognize the parts of the shadow you identify with at that level (and some of that stuff may not even be ´yours´ )

And each of you would have done this with different approaches, modalities and levels of awareness. Or you may have been required to do so as a result of triggering from another, usually the intimate partner.

So, now you´ve had your experience in the Shadow with Her – it´s time to bring it into the Light. And transform those experiences into Knowledge. The kind of Knowledge that creates a Path forwards for you and for others.

One that allows the feminine to be seen, heard, respected – and Loved – in her more uncomfortable, often vilified aspects.

(I think of this as a badass Cosmic Valentine´s Day present …)

At the end of the day, charging into the Shadow to ´clean´ it does´t work. Awareness, compassion, integration, forgiveness, release – as appropriate – does.

Black Moon Lilith will only re-enter Scorpio in March 2025! It´ll be a while before she visits this particular dynamic again. So take these lessons with you – they´ll go a long way.

I´ll talk more about Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius if/when called – as she unfolds – but for now, remember to take the gifts and lessons that Scorpio´s energy has given before you head on off into a new exploration.

Let the dust settle for a few days as you sit and integrate. We´ve shed a lot in this time .. and the lessons haven´t been easy. Take the time to grieve, feel and mourn what has had to go …. and when the time is right – celebrate those changes!

Give yourself a little breathing space before you start that bold, bright next chapter.

And remember – this is Eclipse season … the next Solar Eclipse is in Pisces (26/2) – 12 days from now. Asteroid Lilith (not the Black Moon) will be within 7 degrees of it. More to uncover.

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Black Moon Lilith prepares to shift into Sagittarius! 29 hours to go!

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Within the next 29 hours, Black Moon Lilith / Mean Apogee will shift into Sagittarius. Things are about to move. The actual shift takes place on 14.2.2017 (Valentine´s Day for the UK, Asia and the 13th for the Americas) at 00:29, GMT/UTC time.

Watch for stirrings from the deeper, darker more hidden aspects of your psyche in this period. This may also manifest in intense emotional, psychological, sexual, intimate dynamics with those closest to us.

There may be a lot of projection and games of control coming your way / involving those around you. Or – alternatively – a deeper breakthrough in your shadow-work, allowing you to move into an even more profound relationship with magick, alchemy, the occult and the understanding of what power truly is – and where it comes from.

Those of you who work with the Archetype of the Dark Goddess, keep your hearts open and your discernment on the go.

The Dark isn´t Evil, The Shadow isn´t something to Fear. The Feminine need not be vilified and excluded from power any longer.

It´s time to emerge from of the Cave, and head for the Mountaintop . . .

. . . That being said – Not all Darkness is Sacred 😀 May be time for some of you to revisit this piece : http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1mo

Suggested Gemstones: Labradorite, Merlinite
Suggested Oils: Juniper Berry, Tuberose Absolute (check for purity and contraindications)

 

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

 

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LUNAR ECLIPSE IN LEO, GRAND SEXTILE / STAR OF DAVID WITH ERIS, URANUS, SATURN, JUPITER, CHAOS AND ATROPOS: YIKES! (10-11 February 2017)

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The Lunar Eclipse takes place at 22 Leo where the Moon will be as it opposes the Sun at 22 Aquarius at 00:32, GMT / UTC time on 11-2-2017. That´s on 10-2-2017 for those in the Americas.

Typically, the Leo-Aquarius opposition teaches us about our personal emotions with people or projects that spark our passion, creativity, enthusiasm and joy – and – how this needs to be balanced with the larger needs of the collective and the evolutionary / awakening process that we are all a part of. This holds true.

However, this is not an ordinary Eclipse. It is woven as part of a Grand Sextile / Star of David alignment. And that just … accelerates and intensifies the sheer level of energy and activations that are possible. It creates a powerful engine for manifestation, but one with highly unpredictable outcomes.

The other players forming the Grand Sextile are: Uranus/Eris, Jupiter, Saturn and anything between 16-26 Gemini. Two of the larger asteroidal players there right now are Chaos (meaning the gaping void, unknown potential) at 20 Gemini and Atropos (the Eldest of the Three Fates, the one who cuts the thread) at 23 Gemini.

Yikes … is all I can say ….

Yikes.

The current eclipse brings forth energies that were at play on 31st January 1999, some 18 years ago as its predecessor in the Saros Lunar Eclipse Series. Look back to what was going on then in your life to see what is being carried forwards now. You may also see some seeds that were set during the previous Leo New Moon on August 2nd, 2016.

I´m going to start with the general interpretation of the Leo Lunar Eclipse, suggestions for coping – and then move onto a far deeper, richer analysis of the bodies at play 😉

And there´s a lot of them – involving quite a few bodies of the Rising – and – Distorted Feminine. (Patriarchy has a lot to answer for … and we´ve got a lot of work ahead of us…)

Look at what seeks to awaken you to deeper levels of creativity, play, sensuality and authenticity. Triggers or catalysts may come from friends, people on social media, those in altruistic networks / charitable organizations, visionaries / eccentrics, technologists, channeled messages from other forms of consciousness – and so on.

You might feel afraid or hesitant to get into that deep place of sacred play: The Heart of the Inner Child. If pain is coming up for you at this time, try working with tuberose essential oil and/or the rhodocrosite gemstone – and always check for contraindications.

Let whatever comes up at this time guide you and inspire your creative engines to work once more! Some of you may feel a powerful boost to sacral chakra and/or kundalini energy at this time.

This is not something to be forced, but rather something allowed to come into being if it is the right time for you. The best you can do is to stay open and stay grounded. Let the message, vibration or energy that comes pass through you and use energetic protection to stay safe.

For some, the eclipse will bring together new friends, co-creative collaborators, lovers, networks, children, community, astral connections and so on. And for others, such connections may be ´eclipsed´ out. That part is the wild card element. Something is bound to be lit up during this Eclipse, and its fate depends on the events that have led up to this moment in time. And the choices you make with the energy that is unleashed.

For those who feel spacey, ungrounded, intimidated or scattered, I would highly recommend listening to and meditating with The Prathyangira Devi Mantra. She is the Lion Goddess of India whose teachings were kept hidden from all but the most adept initiates. Her energy has only recently been made available to all. You see more and more temples to Her appearing in India, Malaysia and other countries in which Hinduism is present.

Whatever way you want to look at it, the vibration of this mantra is exceptionally clean and powerful. I have seen it work on myself and many others I have recommended it to. Listen to it with an open mind and heart and watch the magic happen – if you wish.

It is especially powerful at this time as the Eclipse is in Leo, and Prathyangira Devi is of course a Lioness!

Now, the Lunar Eclipse – in itself – is not the only alignment that is worth mentioning. It´s connected up to Jupiter, Eris, Saturn, Uranus – and so on (and they´re pretty heavy hitters to begin with).

In the rest of this article, I would like to delve more so into the astrological significance of these other alignments.

The Leo Moon itself conjuncts Hera, the heavily projected upon role of the Feminine. In Greek Mythology, despite being the wife of Zeus, Hera was projected on as the scheming, controlling mother who would use her own children as pawns to get even with her philandering husband.

Of course She was far more than that, but the way in which she sought to seek justice for herself became a point of critique.

During this Eclipse, with Hera conjunct the Moon we are likely to see situations involving creative partnerships, children, romances, sacral and heart chakra ties / energies that evoke the archetype of the slandered Feminine – now distorted in the heat of her responses.

Stay away from games of projection in which one person is cast into this role, whilst the other ´apparently´ gets away with things scot-free

Now Hera and The Moon oppose The Sun at 22 Aquarius. You may see the rhetoric of idealism, or idealistic principles used as the rope on which a tug-of-war is played out.

Know that you don’t have to play that game and that no ideal is absolute.

A man may, for instance, seek to shame his wife into submission by saying: A woman´s place is in the kitchen. And that is an ideal that she does not need to buy into (unless she wants to). She may counter that saying that she has the right to be who she truly desires to be, which may (or may not be) more than a domestic servant. But know that these challenges disrupt the flow of energy and stability in relationships that are built on outdated, or skewed gender binaries. . .

If you feel like you´re being pushed into a situation where control (or being controlled, especially in mother-child / partnership drama) is the only option, walk away. Or refuse to play the game.

Bear in mind that some element of this is likely to be present in your personal lives (more so if the Eclipse activates key positions in your chart), but … it´s probably a lot more visible when you take a step backwards and look at the lifeblood of the collective.

The Sun conjuncts Hidalgo (20 Aquarius), Damocles (23 Aquarius) and Narcissus (25 Aquarius) whilst opposing the Moon and Hera.

Whilst Hidalgo and Damocles urge us to stand up for our ideals and take responsibility even at personal risk, Narcissus reminds us to take a look in the mirror. Are we truly living up to the words we utter? Do we seek to project ourselves through the lens of the holier-than-thou prophet or martyr? Do we truly believe in the ideals we spout or are they simply a convenient tool to keep other dynamics (and other people) as they are?

And that is where things get a little muddier. Those who work with gemstones, try meditating with Icelandic spar / optical calcite on the third eye. Use black pepper or clary sage essential oil, diluted (check for contraindications, as with all oils) – to get a sense of clarity.

What are your deeper intentions behind the ideals you currently identify with?

There may be deeper hooks (especially in the heart / sacral chakra, or from early childhood) that prevent us from seeing the truth – or – falsity of the ideals that we claim to uphold.

It´s very easy to escape into the mental realms and to hold on to a particular view of the world when one is disconnected from other parts of the somatic, energetic, psychological, sensual body (what Leo ultimately pushes us towards). When unclear, let your inner Child guide you to what is truly … True for you at this time and let Him/Her show you the bridges that need to be built within and without … which brings us to Libra.

(And bear in mind – we all have the Freedom of Choice … even the worst dictators on the planet justified acts of atrocity with their breed of idealism – my suggestions are to help you orient you to your Truth, whatever that may be)

The Moon sextiles Jupiter Retrograde-Aphrodite-Haumea at 23-24 Libra. Quite literally, the revelations from this Eclipse will help you set the seed for longer term changes in partnerships and the way you set boundaries with others (starting from the partnership within).

It is very important to honor the creative process and your personal needs and more abstract ideals – as you seek to dance with another (or simply, other layers of your consciousness).

Remember that these Libran energies trine the Sun & Co. – so concerns of building bridges, justice, fairness and ideals that seek to bring each other on board would be fairly high right now. Whatever comes up – consider the impact of your actions on yourself, your significant partnerships, and, if possible, the wider community before taking them.

Those with placements near 22-24 Pisces will experience a profound Yod – one that can swiftly take them to the crossroads of Choice . And perhaps . Change, Healing and Transcendence. Or … Greater Suffering as you re-live a particular Karmic pattern …

Let Justice be your guiding principle and give yourself permission to open into new levels of consciousness, so that you may take actions that act in alignment with all-that-is. Especially if you´re the one getting projected on as Hera

The Moon trines Echeclus (20 Aries), Uranus (21 Aries), Eris (22 Aries). Yes . That´s right . ERIS herself. You´re going to be very heavily triggered / activated / initiated by the energies of Awakening and the Rising Feminine at this time. And it is important to ride that wave in a vibration that allows for greater Healing … and hopefully as little Destruction as possible. Whilst there will be some element of Chaos unleashed as the world restructures itself with the Eris-Uranus conjunctions …. some of that can be mitigated – that is, at least, the hope.

Echeclus warns us of stepping into gooey karmic dynamics that make us feel… stuck, whilst Uranus and Eris step in with the flaming lightning bolt of conscious saying : NO MORE! It´s a bit of a mix-up, or celestial gumbo going on …. Different impulses pulling you to different paths .. and outcomes.

Think of this as a powerful catalyst and remember to balance it with Libra´s concerns with Justice. That being said, Eris broke down a system that excluded her – so it´s certainly going to be an intense energy to navigate.

Make sure that you participate in dynamics that honor your awakening energy – and of all those involved. Feel free to walk away, or to open opportunities for change and healing – if things are not in alignment. Given that this is a Lunar Eclipse … it´s more likely that things find a more resolute end, than continuation. But that depends on a bunch of other factors.

If you have placements near 20-22 Virgo, you´re going to experience a powerful yod with the Sun in Aquarius sextiling Eris/Uranus and apexing in a … monumental Yod / Finger of Fate. Time to look closely at the path of Service and Healing you have chosen.

(Hm … I have placements at both yod points … Oh Universe …)

The Sun (22 Aquarius) sextiles Saturn 25 (Sagittarius) which trines the Moon (22 Leo). Long story short … whatever comes through at this time is likely to have a long-term impact on your understanding of the Path or Road that you take. Nothing is truly set in stone, but once a process is begun, it is harder to move to something else (barring major planetary activations contributing to the vibe- as they are now).

This … really feels like a major point, or threshold to me. With Askalaphus (the Secret Revealer, 20 Sagittarius) and Hygeia conjunct Saturn (25 Sagittarius) – we´re likely to see … truths revealed about what we seek to heal or make whole by the paths we choose. And some of these truths might not be pretty.

If you have placements between 22-25 Cancer (which is where Vesta, Atlantis and Thereus are right now …) the Sun-Saturn sextile forms another Yod. Let´s just say that control dynamics from the family, maternal ancestry and/or past-life karma are also going to be asking you to delve deeply into your emotions … your past/s .. and the skeletons at the bottom of the karmic well.

There are other alignments going on, but I´m going to bring it to a close here. Both the Sun and Moon square Hekate (22 Taurus), Sedna (25 Taurus) and Ceto (20 Scorpio). It is wise to use this energy to go into the depths of the Shadow, where there is great treasure, but often, great pain. Use this energy to move even further to the core of yourself to find your sense of authenticity and strength and honor the Feminine Teachers and Familiars (often Serpents) who arise to guide you on your way.

With Chaos and Atropos completing the Grand Sextile (Star of David) all of this is woven into, you can expect many threads and hooks to be cut away in the mind / early perceptions of self, opening the gateway for new narratives, words, and ideas of who you see the world, and how it sees you. I´ve been seeing the imagery of pulling out swords from the energy body quite a bit and it fits in with the message from the skies.

That´s about it for this review of the Eclipse. I hope you find it useful. Remember at the end of the day, no matter what you´ve done before, what contracts have existed between you and others – you always have the power of Free Will.

Use it wisely and choose a path for yourselves that truly honor where it is you want to go and the life that you ASPIRE to inhabit. At the very least, give yourself room to simply sit with yourself and all that is unfolding for you at this time.

Give it a week for the energy of this Eclipse to wind down. It´s a pretty intense one, so well done for … being!

Blessings and Joy!

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Venus, Ceres and Juno at 29 degrees! Revelation & The Feminine

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Venus, Juno and Ceres are at 29 Pisces, Sagittarius and Aries. Each of these bodies represents a different layer of our relationship with the (Sacred) Feminine, and how we embody that relationship in our lives and the partnerships / family we attract / choose / experience it with.

Potential dynamics these evoke:

Control dramas in relationships and businesses
Magical, Synergetic gateways in manifesting with significant others / collaborators

Soul-mates who require you to ground yourself in your own power and truly live the truth of your ideals – this can be a pleasurable, or a painful experience – given the soul-mate in question

Intense mother-child dramas / control dynamics
Opportunities to cut the cord and assert adult independence

Etc.

Pay attention to changes in these relationships in the next 3 days. Black Moon Lilith will be at 29 Scorpio by then … teaching us her own lessons. She finally moves on around Valentine´s Day … I´m going to be celebrating then!

BMLilith´s lessons ask us to recognize the use of our authentic, essential, sexual, primal, magnetic, charismatic, shadow-core Power.

Are you using it to destroy things on an ego-trip? Or to control things for power and security?

Or (even it does require some form of transmutation-destruction)

Are you using your Sacred, Feminine, Dark Energy to heal?

To get off the Plutonian meathook and become the Golden Goddess once more?

To accept all that you are and to be whole in that space?

Only you know. Partnership dynamics, sexual encouters, shamanistic work, magickal practices and shadow-work bring these lessons out to the fore. Some of you may also see it play out with investors or those with whom you have merged energy and assets.

And remember … The Leo Full Moon /Lunar Eclipse is on the 10/11 of February! We´re heading into the eclipse´s shadow!

Look at the dynamics that now arise for you.

Take the time to feel through them – everyone processes differently.

Write things down – it makes similarities easier to see

Some of these will be strengths, and others will be choices that have led you to revisit certain karmic lessons. Ones which perpetuate the myth of your unworthiness, impurity or weakness.

Don´t beat yourself up about things.

Just know that you always have the right to make different choices.

So if you much choose something, choose a life that honors the Feminine (alongside all Else) – and one that honours YOU.

Doesn´t matter what sex or gender you identify with – the Feminine moves through us all!

Be aware of societal cliches, norms and moral codes that tell you that the Feminine can only be sacred if she chooses not to be whole in her power.

That´s not going to end well.

So your use energy wisely.

Ciao ciao!

 

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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