DIFFERENT WAYS TO FACE YOUR FEARS

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Fear is a terrible, but effective conditioner. Sometimes its useful for survival, i.e. be afraid of the beehive you just threw a stone at or the massive wave of water crashing on the beach! But sometimes it´s really, really damaging.

Sometimes we internalize false or limiting beliefs, or adopt defensive mechanisms that teach us that we must be afraid of ourselves. Whether it´s your past, your present, your future, your power, your vulnerability, your wisdom, your strength, your weakness – fear can twist it around into something you need to avoid to ´survive´.

And sometimes you can be conditioned to fear something that would actually help you manifest a fuller, happier, more rewarding life. So much so that you instinctively fear and avoid the very thing that might make you feel whole again.

So what do you do?

Sometimes the only thing you can do is to look it in the eye and say So What? (Borrowing that from Mum)

And sometimes you have to gently ease yourself back into the habits, spaces and parts of your being you have so assiduously avoided.

And sometimes you have to just feel the fear and do it anyway. Go the Nike way.

And often all of the above.

When you´re trying to be conscious of an analyze its origins, etc. a good first step is to ask yourself

  • What am I afraid of?

  • What´s the Doomsday Scenario? And is it really that scary?

  • Who taught me how and why I should be afraid of X Y Z?

And so on.

The more you unravel the story, the less power the fear tends to have.

And you have the opportunity to create different neural pathways, by forming different associations with the story (as you knew it).

But sometimes you know the story in and out and you get stuck in it. How does it happen? What do you do about it?

What our minds tell us to be afraid of often manifests itself as an energetic block, usually in a more vulnerable chakra. And the mind creates its own rationale and version of self-perception and narrative around that block. That gets reinforced and forms a rut.

Whilst sometimes you can address your fears through the mind, other times you need to work from the place in your energybody where the block has formed or manifested. Sometimes the mind plays games to pretend the block does not exist. This creates a blindspot. So you need other methods of knowing. This can apply to other emotional states as well.

Gemstones like black obsidian and selenite can help you identify the blockages. The oils that come to mind (research before use) are clary sage and black pepper. But there are many other alternatives.

You can also find awareness by seeking a state of heightened emotion that overrides habitual forms of energetic denial. Subconsciously, we do this by attracting people into our lives that will (one way or another) force us to see the blindspot – even if it´s in another person (or your subconscious projects it on them as you do not wish to see it in yourself). But there are other ways of doing it as well.

Bodyworking, tai chi, dancing, even deep breath – anything that moves energy through your body and into spaces you´re holding or suppressing energy in will equally be beneficial. Sometimes you need to take a roundabout way to get to the root source, especially if the psyche is invested in denying it exists.

But where fear is accompanied by deep trauma, it is best to work with a faciliator who can hold space for you in a way that supports your growth process.

Geting to the root of fear (and then other fears) is an art in itself.

You don´t need to do it all by yourself.

And there is no shame in that.

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Self-Care and Energetic Recalibration

 

There´s a lot happening in an astrological and a cosmological sense right now. Astrologically, the most revelant aspects appear to be the Grand Fire Trine with Saturn, the Galactic Center, the North Node and Uranus (and aspects to it). These alone bring massive downloads of information and the need to integrate it into the physical body. Mars is currently opposing Saturn and the Galactic Center,adding further intensity to the experience – and (and) grounding it into the physical body.  There are of course wider societal effects at play with greater implications for the collective.

The script is being rewritten at every level imaginable right now, even though it’s full effects have yet to be seen

Cosmologically, we´ve just had a G3 level geomagnetic storm following a major Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that entered the Earth´s magnetic field May 27th. Strong geomagnetic storms have begun in its wake.

Apparently, the Earth has a crack in its magnetic field (these can form, and close themselves over time – general info – http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-detected-a-crac…) – and this is what makes us so vulnerable to CMEs from the Sun.

I suspect some people are more sensitive to it than others and that these changes manifest at the biological level. Here´s a study on the effects of Schumann Resonance (an index of global electromagnetic resonances) on human biology : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2656447/

 

Now …  I suspect there may even be some deeper cosmic trigger at play as it does feel like a new threshold has been reached for many.  Or it may be the interactive effect of both.

You´re likely to see a lot of physical, psychological and spiritual changes occuring at this time. Or simply a feeling of great intensity.

The process of change itself is not a pleasant one for a lot of people, though some are enjoying it. But for those who are struggling, practising self-care is vital at this time.

Take it one moment at a time and allow the process of transition to occur as it needs to. Listen to your body´s messages and signals and take care of your health accordingly. The reasons for this will be clearer, with time.

Blessings,

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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THE WOLF IN SHEEP´S CLOTHING: PATTERNS OF ENERGETIC PREDATION

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Some of the most successful energetic predators appear as the wisest teachers, the sincerest seekers, the strongest leaders (or bullies) or as the most vulnerable victims.

The common mechanism appears to the projection of a certain role that has an influence on another person´s psyche, i.e. whether it is able to ´hook´ the other.

This could appear as:

The Alpha
The Charismatic Guru
The Passive-Aggressive Student
The Wounded Victim
(and more .. and probably multiple archetypes at once)

I´ll use the ´Wounded Victim´ example in this article.

Now someone coming up with a wounded backstory, scars and a bleeding heart is someone I would have a lot more sympathy for.

That creates an entry point. (Tends to be the ´hook´ for most empaths and sensitives)

Now a person may have multiple reasons to present themselves in this form:

(1) They might really just want some help to get out of the situation they are in. Which is cool. No one is an island and everyone has – at a different point in their journey – needed the counsel of another. I don´t like these parts of the journey, personally (tend to be the self-sufficient kind), but they are what keeps you humble – and – they also show you who your friends are. That being said, being wounded does not mean you have to present yourself as a victim. There are other ways of doing it.

(2) They might want to carry on an old pattern of co-dependent behavior, where they receive the help of another and prefer to stay in the role of recipient. Sometimes they can try to invert the dynamic by appearing to be the martyr, caretaker, etc. This creates a pattern of pedestalization and disempowerment and the hooks tend to arise from sympathy, empathy, pity and/or guilt. Not particularly healthy in the long-run, but there tends to be no real directed malice behind it. Much like a leech you pick up. It´s kinda sad, really. And if left unchecked, creates its own version of hell.

(3) They´re a wolf in sheep´s clothing. By creating an emotional connection with you, they open the backdoor to psychic predation. Here the connection crosses over the fine line of co-dependent to purely parasitic.

Without caring about consequences to your person, the attacking entity or consciousness wreaks havoc on your system and makes you feel numb, blocked, confused, etc. so that you become easier to feed off from. You begin to question your own thoughts, and feel the need to be subservient to another. You may even feel a sense of loss or a hidden cost in the exchange you cannot put your finger on. This is a lot more aggressive in nature.

A very key part of the process is where you feel the person doing the hooking wants to have sustained access to your energetic field. It´s unlikely to be a one-off kind of thing in these cases.

That is where you bring in the big guns. The violet flame, calling in AA Michael, cord cutting, salt baths, mantras, crystal grids and the like.

Very often, this is the same type of game played in the (now classic) narcissist-empath dynamic. Sometimes the person who reaches out for help does not even know why they´re doing what they are doing, or that they are doing it. These categories are not absolute and they can coexist simultaneously. But that´s a deeper question for elsewhere.

Bear in mind that forms of energetic predation do not only come through the veneer of vulnerability, but equally the mask of false wisdom or even the sweet promise of redemption.

Different hooks work for different people. Irrespective of which, one of the first places they go to are the centers for perception.

Which is why – Using logic to analyze words, actions and emotions does not help much there. When you can´t see straight, finding your orientation is a maddening, frustrating experience. Energetic solutions tend to be far more effective as a first port of call. Much less confusing.

And then … when you call shit out for what it is … it tends to be far more effective.

When seeking out an energyworker who can help, make sure that this person does not share your same vulnerabilities, unless of course they have learnt from the experience and now know how to not fall into the same traps. Otherwise they are likely to miss it.

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Suggested Tools / Perspectives:

For gemstone tools, I would recommend reading Judy Hall´´s Crystal Prescriptions Series (esp Vol 5). She suggests Flint and Novaculite, amongst other things.

In terms of essential oils, I would recommend Black Pepper, Tea Tree, Frankincense, Clove and Eucalyptus – always remember to research before use.

In terms of self work – you have got to want to relieve yourself from the hook and be ready to be without it. It isn´t a popular idea, but it is true.

Sometimes we stay hooked because it accesses a part of our psyche that is unacknowledged and/or vulnerable. Sometimes we may feel so unworthy that we may believe that is what we deserve. Sometimes the hook masks an ever deeper fear, like the fear of being alone. Sometimes we romanticize it as Love or pedestalize it as Divine Will. And so on.

If the psyche is not ready for the work, any form of external intervention is at best temporary. You´ll find yourself re-hooked, but perhaps with a different iteration of the same archetype. And that comes back down to lower-chakra work.

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Given the Mars-Saturn/Galactic Center Opposition coming up, I find it likely that many will have to face the hook of False Prophet / Narcissistic Teacher or the The False Student / The Passive Agressively Humble . Article here: http://wp.me/p4OUNS-11O

Last but not Least,

Remember though that sometimes a sheep is just a sheep 🙂 And .. sometimes it is not …

People may be exactly what they appear to be. And they may not. It´s all context-specific.

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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P.S. – Huge hug and shoutout to my buddy Marsha and my brother Ashoka for thinking this through with me.

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EMOTIONAL RECALIBRATION, FATIGUE AND DETOXIFICATION: PROCESSES OF CHANGE AND WAYS TO SUPPORT YOURSELF

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Empathy fatigue or burnout is a real thing. Practising self-care, taking time out for yourself becomes ever more relevant. This is the minimum baseline for anyone seeking or providing spiritual services at this point in human evolution.

What I am feeling, and interpreting from the skies (not just now, but a couple of years ahead) is that we are being asked, or rather, required to evolve more resilient emotional circuitry.

Things are not going to calm down any time soon. Expecting them to will only cause further inertia, struggle and unnecessary suffering. So we´ve got to up our game instead.

Basically – 2012 was a threshold and we´ve been recalibrating since.

This does not mean that we can no longer afford to feel vulnerable or to recognize it as such. Suppressing your emotions is probably one of the worst things you could do. Numbing them by resorting to substances, addictive behaviors or other forms of escapism will not help in the long run either.

It means also finding strength in our emotions. Allowing the flow of energy and information that moves through the emotional channels to act in your favour, rather than otherwise.

That is (at minimum) a 2-part process:

Detoxification – unburdening the body, mind and spirit of accumulated debris

Recalibration – discovering a new way to exist within a rapidly evolving physical and spiritual climate

Here are some crystals that can help you in that process:

Aqua Aura Quartz
Larimar

They will intensify your emotional experiences but they can also help you find clarity and calm at the heart of the storm. Given the astrology of the coming years, this is going to be one of the most valuable skill-sets for the spiritually inclined.

You may also want to consider Unakite. It´s a slow-acting stone that needs to be on your person (except when cleansing it) that greatly assists the process of physical and emotional detoxification.

Daily habits to clear your space and body´s energetic field will have a cumulative benefit in the long run.

Smudging your space with sage or frankincense resin
Soaking your feet or body in salt water and essential oils such as tea tree, lavender, frankincense and so on (check for contraindications before use)
Drinking purified water – shungite is often used for this purpose
Eating healthy (as best you can)
Getting enough exercise and sleep

These are simple, but powerful actions that help your physical body detoxify and align itself with new vibrations coming in from the cosmos. It might not give you an instant benefit overnight, but it´s the kind of reward that reveals itself to you with time.

Remember that emotions are connected with the element of water and that our bodies are mostly water. It is not too much of a logical leap to suggest that taking care of the flow of water in the body will support emotional re-calibration.

Also consider working with modalities that help you relieve the burden on the nervous system, e.g. craniosacral therapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbalism – but remember to do your due diligence and go to someone who truly knows their work. There are many who do not.

Lavender or Basil essential oil (again, study before use) and the lepidolite gemstone can take some of the edge off nervous exhaustion – and to give you a little breathing space. For those with adrenal fatigue, taking that space to rest can mean feeling more tired (to begin with). And I know a lot of empaths are feeling the brunt of it at this time.

At the spiritual level all of this work ultimately relates to our connection with our bodies and the way they anchor a particular expression of your spiritual frequency. This can be modulated through the release of burdens, trauma and the practice of forgiveness.

And these are processes that take time and require daily work. Even if significant healing has been achieved, it still requires a conscious effort to stay aligned and afloat with cosmic changes.

The point being – there is no instantaneous magic wand that will make this happen in a blink of an eye. This is a process. The small steps add up to monumental leaps, over time.

Addressing this through the context of ´The Mother Wound´ may be beneficial as the foundations of your physical existence form during the gestation period in the womb. Some will address this through shamanic work that seeks to clear and heal the waters of the generational line. Others will use different modalities or paradigms to address the same issue. There is much more than can be expanded upon there.

I hope these initial comments and suggestions will be of benefit to you. Blessings to All.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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HEAL YOUR RELATIONSHIPS & YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SPIRIT: 2 Inconjuncts – Jupiter / Neptune, North Node / Chiron (April – July 2017)

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Blessings everyone. Today I discuss two long-standing inconjunct aspects in the skies, involving Jupiter, Neptune, the North Node and Chiron. Over the next few months, these aspects significantly influence the way we navigate our personal, professional, romantic, creative, sexual partnerships alongside (or through) our spiritual experiences, approaches and paradigms.

Given the enormity of aspects that have been playing out in the skies, the temptation would be to overlook these as ´minor´ or less consequential alignments. My intuition tells me that would be a mistake as the way in which these inconjuncts strive to find some kind of equilibrium with one another influence the way ´major´ aspects will unfold.

Think of them as the valves that can control the flow and energy of a much larger body of water, or the sail that allows you to navigate your ship through the storm. The way you navigate these inconjunct aspects can give rise to subtle changes in approach and orientation – with great potential to alter your course, and even your destination.

Inconjunct aspects occur when two bodies are 150 degrees apart. With a third body is present, they may form Yods / Fingers of Fate. Yods are accelerants that take you to the crossroads of change faster than any other alignment. They are windows that help you navigate and renegotiate the way you experience, embody and/or transcend karmic patterns and lessons.

Without the third body, the inconjunct aspect creates a constant sense of disquiet. It is somewhat neurotic, or restless, in nature as the aspect is ´uncomfortable´. It is relentless in its pressure to find a more stable, or balanced way of relating the two bodies / energies in question. Analogies that come to mind are the sounds that fingernails make as they scrape on a chalkboard, or the incongruity of chalk and cheese, oil and water – and so on.

Let´s look at the two alignments in question.

(1) Jupiter inconjunct Neptune (April 21 – July 30)

Jupiter in Libra has been teaching us the lessons of growth through balance in personal and professional partnerships. It doesn´t always teach these lessons in a pleasurable way. It simply amplifies the opportunities for these lessons to occur.

Neptune in Pisces has been slowly, but surely, revealing to us ways in which we can access hidden, secret, ancient energies, memories and mystical gifts. For some, this is the path to transcendence and Cosmic-Communion – and for others – it is the path to further delusion and entrapment.

Together, the Libra-Pisces dynamic has been making us examine how our Relationships bring us to Spiritual Truth or Deception …
and how our Spiritual Journeys bring us to the Relationships we encounter, for better or worse. As Jupiter is involved, sometimes the Other in question is a Teacher or Authority Figure.

Between April 21 – June 9, Jupiter will be in Retrograde, bringing some of the brunt of these questions bubbling up as resentments, or simply deep seated tension within the psyche. It may also mean a stronger impetus to address relationship karma and its origins. From June 9th onwards, Jupiter will begin to move direct. This allows more of this questioning energy to be rendered in visible form. You may also feel a sense of decompression at this time as things begin to move – as they need to.

June 16 sees Neptune beginning its retrograde in Pisces. This will be a time for sharp adjustments as the veils dissolve and the bubbles burst. Focusing on lower-chakra work and making the effort to stay embodied, discerning and present to your spiritual experiences will make all the difference in the world. And it´s good general practice.

Between May 25 – May 29, Mercury in Taurus will sextile Neptune and inconjunct Jupiter. This creates a Yod / Karmic Accelerant (as I see it). Look at the words and the ideas that you use to create the material reality you inhabit. Unless you are without form, the logic of the 3D world is still part and parcel of your spiritual experience. Bring your questions surrounding spiritual work and relationship dynamics to the material here-and-now.

Is it practical?
Is it stable?
Is it unsafe?
Is it stagnant?
Is it rewarding?

and so on…

Between June 16 – 22, Venus in Taurus will complete the circuit. You´ll be asked to bring these questions home – yet again – to your relationships, collaborations and financial arrangements.

Those of you with natal placements near 13-14 Taurus and/or Leo will be experiencing this as a Yod in any case.

(2) North Node inconjunct Chiron (May 6 – June 26)

The (Mean) North Node, just as it had shifted out of Virgo and into Leo, began making an inconjunct aspect to Chiron in Pisces.

The North Node in Leo asks us to look at how we express our creative, playful, authentic, expressive natures and sense of being in the world. It´s about falling in love with yourself and all-that-is. It´s about artistic and dramatic expression, inspiration and motivational leadership – and it´s about children and joy. And equally about the pain and vulnerability that arises when these energies are not allowed to shine for what they are.

Chiron in Pisces examines the archetype and associated paradigm of the wounded healer. It asks us to really question the healing process and how much of it arises through pain. It asks whether our attachment (or familiarity) with pain (you might even call it habituated comfort) inhibits our healing. It explores the gifts and vulnerabilities that empathy and compassion bring to the fore.

It is equally the energy that draws out the narcissistic or predatory type of energy that feels itself hollow, empty and disconnected (and often this is the same energy that pretends to be its very opposite). I suspect the intensity with which we – as a collective – now focus on the empath-narcissist dynamic emerged through this transit, beginning in 2010.

Put together, the inconjunct asks us to examine our sense of spiritual woundedness and/or gifts of healing we have access to – and how these either exacerbate or heal the wounds of the inner child, sexual trauma, romantic disconnection, a lack of warmth or inner joy, etc. The Leo-Pisces connection draws out a lot more visceral pain as both signs go to very deep, intimate and tender aspects of the psyche.

Questions that may arise:

Why does what you love harm you?
Why does what you love heal you?
Why is your ability to love linked with the need to caretake?
What would love look like without that requirement?
Where, or when, within yourself – have you made these assumptions, contracts or choices?

And so on.

Chiron begins its retrograde on June 30, shortly after this inconjunct dissolves. You´ll have some time for review thereafter. Those with placements near 27-28 Libra or Capricorn will experience the Node – Chiron inconjunct as a Yods.

Generally speaking, between now till the end of July 2017, use the energy of these alignments to navigate your way to better psychological, sexual, spiritual health.

This is an excellent time to focus on healing your relationships, both within and without – and of course – with / as / through Spirit.

At the end of the day, you are a Sovereign being with the power of Free Will.

Your reponsibility, first and foremost is to your own well-being. Then to those around you.

Otherwise you get an empty cup … and whole lotta heartbreak.

But that too, is a choice.

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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THE GEMINI NEW MOON: QUALITY OVER QUANTITY (25-26 May, 2017)

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Gemini´s energy is abuzz with information.

Some of it is valuable intel.

Some of it is just noise.

There´s a lot of data seeking to swamp our psychic and intellectual receptors at this time. The tendency for many will be to try and spill over into as many fields of inquiry, questions, thoughts, ideas as possible. Which can be a fertile ground for the genesis of genius … or simply a massive exercise in distraction.

In the buildup to this New Moon, the Moon (just exiting Taurus at 28 degrees) squared the North Node in Leo and South Node in Aquarius. That in itself brought up deep questions of what makes a person feel secure? grounded? rooted? be it in parent-child relationships, friendships, romantic affairs, and so on. It makes us question how we define, express and seek security in the world – and that can be uncomfortable for some (or deeply validating for others – we´re all different.

Shortly thereafter, Venus (19 Aries) squared Pluto (19 Capricorn). This would have brought many personal and professional relationships to the boil – or the breaking point for some.

It´s a powerfully intense, creative energy that gives you the chance to assert who You are, what Your Truth Is … and how much of that is linked with Self-Love.

Control dynamics, especially with those older or more senior than you (or who project themselves to be) will be more clearly revealed. Ideally, this is an energy through which the Self turns to the question of what Legacy it seeks to leave behind – and How. Do you barge your way through? Do you honor the other person´s space and will? Do you cut the chain of dependency and walk the other way?

Depends entirely on your situation. Remember that Free Will is the key, as is your Choice to embody Self-Love .. or not.

This dynamic is intensified by the fact that Pallas Athena (she who brings strategy and wisdom) is conjunct Venus at 19 Aries. Juno (sho who awakens the Soul, through pleasure, pain or both) conjuncts Pluto at 17 Capricorn.

For relationships happy in riding the wave of intensity, it´ll certainly open up some steamy opportunities for sexual energy and/or other forms of deeply rewarding creative expression. This can be expressed through changes in finances, salary, valuations, etc.

I would not be surprised if changes in legislation surrounding issues such as marriage, sexual freedoms (especially for women), provisions for the elderly, etc. also came to the fore.

With the Moon´s activation of the Nodes and Venus squared Pluto in the backdrop, the actual Gemini New Moon itself feels somewhat overshadowed.

Let´s not forget the Grand Fire Trine with Saturn, the Galactic Center, Eris and the North Node ( http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1Yn ) is also at play – amongst other things.

What I´ve also noticed is the desire of the mind to seek data / information (irrespective of its value) to ´fill space´. Wouldn´t advise that necessarily, but rather would suggest a more focused search to your inquiries.

Whatever comes up for you (and a great deal can, given these astrological backdrops) – take a breath.

No matter how complex life seems, sometimes the most powerful solutions are the simplest (which is not the same as the easiest).

For many, the solutions tend to lie in a greater need to address the lower-chakras and the degree to which they are honored and embodied.

Whilst Gemini´s energies deal with the breath, the throat, the formation of duality (and mind) – they still need to emerge from a stable base (form) of some kind – at least within the context of a person.

Listen to your inner voice and pull your energies inwards, so that you reach that quiet space. Grounding (be it sitting under a tree, using smoky quartz, etc.) and deep breathing will be of benefit to still the chatter of the mind at this time. And then some useful work can get done.

Otherwise, pick an activity that you´re not overly invested in – be it knitting, doing a crossword and expend some of that excess mental energy that way – you´ll still be processing through your stuff in the background in any case.

Stay hydrated and try to get decent amounts of sleep.

Lavender and Frankincense essential oils come to mind (always do your research before using them).

The lepidolite gemstone can also be greatly beneficial in journeying through the mental chatter.

From this space of inner calm and stillness, then begin to go deeper and farther. The messages you give and receive will have far more depth. You´ll see them come to fruition around the Gemini Full Moon (December 3, 2017).

The Gemini New Moon goes exact at 19:44 pm, May 25th 2017 UTC time at 4´ 46 degrees.

Blessings to All,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE GRAND FIRE TRINE: THE CALL OF THE TIMES

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Saturn, Uranus and the North Node form a Grand Fire Trine. The energy of this alignment is highly potent and encourages the focused, aligned use of creative, passionate energy in a directed form.

Uranus encourages you to align with that inner, vital spark of being that asks you to burst forth with the New You – whom you have been working so hard to realize.

Saturn Retrograde (close to the Galactic Center) asks you to listen to the path or paradigm or teacher whose work you feel brings you to Truth.

The North Node asks you to consider which form of artistic, passionate, performative or inspirational being brings you to life (and all those who witness you).

Now there are wonderful ways in which these titanic energies can be engaged and used to create beauty. The most important lesson is to know how to ground or anchor the incredible forces at play within the Body-As-A-Vessel.

Some of us have been undergoing physical shifts and recalibrations (myself included). This is part of the natural process of aligning the physical with the other subtle bodies and the frequencies they now generate at. It´s not always a comfortable process, and you can´t rush it.

Listen to what your body needs.

Sometimes the profound act of creation you need to be investing your time in is …. yourself.

Literally, in the blood and breath and bones that houses the Consciousness (or Spirit) of You. If this is your process, honor it and focus on Creation Within.

Now …

There are of course ways to use this energy in ways that are harmful to self and others. Manchester was a clear example of that. There are simply no words for it.

The fact the target was a concert filled with children and teenagers is just … well .. heartbreaking. It also screams Leo. Those who pray for the collective, please send your energies to where they are needed.

It does hearten me (and many others) to see the solidarity vigil that emerged shortly after the incident. Remember that the South Node is in Aquarius, and that now – more than ever – we are called to band together with our Soul Tribes to stand for the Truths and Ideas that bring us to Collective Awakening.

Fly the flag of peace, especially in the face of those who would see it ripped to shreds. That is, beyond extreme hedonism, apathy or narcissism – the only decent response to the world as is.

Take care of yourselves and listen to your bodies.

This is a long-standing Grand Fire Trine that will only really subside in October 2017. It is particularly strong right now owing to the proximity of Saturn to the Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius) and the 2nd exact Saturn-Uranus trine (May 18).

And, as always

Keep the faith.

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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