Posts By Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

HEADS UP! LESSONS FROM THE FIXED SIGNS

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The Taurus Moon conjuncts Uranus, trines Saturn and amplifies a powerful Nodal T-Square. It foreshadows other alignments in the next 2 weeks.

Here´s some guidance that may help.

Look at the values, concerns, needs or desires that present themselves to you.

Seek to fulfill them in ways that honor your passions, your innermost Heart – and allow yourselves to move away from ideals or groups that no longer align.

It takes courage to say to no shortcuts – to hold your ground and stay true to your principles. Especially when it comes to the question of abundance.

Abundance is the birthright of all – and it can be measured in many different ways. Money is just one of them.

Allow yourselves to receive the blessings of the Universe at this time. And be patient if things don´t immediately come running to you. We´re in a little bit of a slow period.

Mars is still groggy from the end of its retrograde in Capricorn.

Saturn will end its retrograde (station direct) in Capricorn within the next 7 days.

Some of you might feel a lot of resistance in shifting, especially if you are strongly aspected by Saturn / Capricorn in general.

Some of you might be ready to rush forth and build new things.

That´s good too. Just don´t force it either way.

Be aware of what´s coming up.

Venus will enter Scorpio, Mars will re-enter Aquarius between September 9-10.

They´ll be setting off a Grand Fixed Cross with Uranus in Taurus, North Node in Leo and South Node in Aquarius.

That Fixed Cross (which becomes a T-Square after early October) will only really wind down in the first week of November after Venus finishes its retrograde!

That brings more questions and decision points on the themes that I´ve described above. The Uranus-Moon conjunction brings some of this to the fore.

Heeding the lesson now will make the later transit a little easier to navigate.

Breathe – and take it a day at a time.

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Image: Public Domain. Black Bull Silhouette Clipart by Karen Arnold.

MARS STATIONS DIRECT IN CAPRICORN! (27 August 2018)

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Hallelujah! Mars Retrograde in Capricorn is OVER!!!

This has been an unusually intense retrograde for a number of reasons. Especially when you consider Saturn (Ruler of Capricorn) being retrograde and trining Uranus and The Sun.

There´s just an incredible amount of pressure in Capricorn right now.

There´s also of course the end of Eclipse season 2018, Pisces full moon recently passed, North and South Nodes square Uranus – well – and more – it´s just a lot going on.

The end of Mars´ role in all of this allows stuck energy to begin moving forwards. So we can then move ahead with our plans and long-term projects.

Personally, as a Capricorn, I´d rather just party. But am pretty tired, so maybe a little work – and then sleep.

This Mars transit has taken a toll on my health, but I can look forwards to a more easeful recovery henceforth.

Here are some key dates for you:

Mars Retrograde began on June 26th at 9 Aquarius.
It entered Capricorn on August 12th.
It ended the retrograde (just now!) on August 27th at 28 Capricorn.
It will exit Capricorn and re-enter Aquarius on September 10.
It will end the Shadow Period- moving past the point the retrograde began, i.e. 9 Aquarius, on October 8th

Long story short:

Between now and September 10, look at whatever plans you were making and refining between May 12-15 and August 12-27. This is when Mars transited / will transit 28 Capricorn to 0 Aquarius.

Of course you can use this energy to rework any plan, commitment or choice of investment, but it´s likeliest that choices made during those dates will need the greatest tweaking.

And remember Capricorn´s lessons:

Think practical, think long-term

Make things concrete

Consistency and the investment of effort over times yields rewards

Doing a little bit every day as opposed to a whole lot at once is a better strategy.

Don´t bite off more than you can chew!

Remember to take time out to chill, dance, sleep and play!
Or cry.

Whatever works

Whatever fills your cup in a sustainable way

Whatever lets you let go of all that pent up energy and emotion in a healthy way.

Cuz we got lots and lots to do!

Recommendations:

Essential Oils: Frankincense, Cypress
Gemstones: Selenite (Wands), Chrysocolla

Please check for contraindications if you are pregnant, hypersensitive, have specific health conditions, etc.
Blessings and Love 

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Feminine Wounding, Feminine Healing: Sun conjuncts Asteroid Lilith (2 Virgo – 25 August 2018)

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Today we see the Sun conjunct asteroid Lilith at 2 Virgo, feeding into the Grand Earth Trine with Saturn at 2 Capricorn and Uranus at 2 Taurus.

Lilith’s influence is a mixed bag, more so than usual. (Note : there are multiple Lilith-s in astrology)

We carry so much of collective shame surrounding the sexuality and magic of the feminine – that parts of it dissociate and so become the demon-witch that patriarchy conditions us to fear. Other aspects rise more gracefully to the surface, ready to receive healing.

Energy-workers, especially those facing the Shadow head on are likely to see all aspects emerge. Sometimes it’s playful, sometimes it’s sensual and sometimes it’s neurotic-chaos-bitch-from-hell. Sometimes all of the above.

People like to generalize what the best approach to handling such mixed energies are. In truth, it’s about context, your own skill-set, level of groundedness and experience. Sometimes it can get so heavy and grasping that having a facilitator step in is the best course of action.

And sometimes it takes a softer approach. One that invites healing of all aspects – in a safe, and non-self-sacrificial way.

Whatever comes up your way – and I hope it’s more nurturing rather than challenging – breathe. Don’t attach, don’t force a resolution – just breathe.

And allow for other solutions to arise.

This is not the time to charge head-on as we’re prepping for a powerful Pisces Full Moon and the upcoming end of Mars Retrograde in Capricorn.

This is a time better spent on self-care and working out long term plans for manifesting abundance in a sustainable way for all.

Having fun with bubble baths, pampering yourself with rose essential oil can be cool too. Though it is contraindicated in pregnancy. Maybe just a bubble bath then.

And have a nice, healthy bowl of soup. Hug your belly.

That helps.

Blessings and Love

 

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Terms of Use & Sharing: This post, video and text is original research material and is copyrighted. You are allowed to share this material for personal, non-commercial and educational use with the proper citations, references and links / tags back to my website http://www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com and/or my FB page or profile. Clicking ´Share´ on FB or ´Reblog´ on WordPress would be most appropriate.

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Image: Lady Lilith by Dante Gabriel Rossetti . Public Domain.

VIRGO SEASON 2018, HAUMEA OPPOSES ERIS: BACK INTO THE WILDERNESS AND THE HEART OF SERVICE

 

Blessings everyone. The Sun has just entered the sign of Virgo – the Priestess, the Facilitator, the Sacred Servant.
It brings opportunities and challenges to discover paths of Sustainable Service.

To go back into the Wildness.

 
To Re-Claim that Fierce, Raw, Vulnerable, Compassionate Heart-on-Fire.
 

To Be the Change You Want To See In The World.

(that last line is of course Gandhi´s)
That means honoring your energetic boundaries, your body´s needs – being willing to engage in some form of exchange that allows you to keep doing what you´re doing without burning out.
It means eating healthier and taking care of your own physical vessel – so you have what it takes to get out there and help when the time comes.
It means honoring your gut and realizing its link to the mind.
It means putting the thought of service into practical, embodied action.

Planet Earth (Mama-Gaia) herself is calling out for Change. And we´ve been witnessing disaster after disaster across the planet.

 
It´s not an invitation to shirk away, but to get together.
 
To create change, starting with your immediate environment.

To reach out and help others in need, and to be brave enough to receive help from those able and willing to help.
It´s about putting all those positive intentions, affirmations and prayers into some measure of embodied practice.

Out of the Aether, and into the Flesh.

Asteroids Haumea (24 Libra) and Eris (24 Aries) oppose each other (as they have been for some time).

Haumea is the ancestress of the Hawaiian people and mother to many Hawaiian deities (including Pele). She is the Great Creatrix, Mid-Wife and (Re)Birthing Woman.

She teaches human woman how to give birth and often rebirths herself as a young woman to continue to flow of creation, marrying her descendants.

In astronomy (and by extension, astrology) – Haumea is a dwarf planet that takes 4 hours to complete a rotation. It is oblong in shape – much like a Cosmic Egg. She was ´discovered´ on 28 December, 2004.

My take on Haumea is that she represents the constantly re-generating Feminine Principle in the world. And establishes that cyclical continuity across the Child, Maiden, Mother, Crone archetypes.

She brings ancient wisdom back into the present, through the ancient re-Memberings of our Mothers and allows it to take new form, where it then re-Seeds the cycle of Creation.

And in (seemingly) absolute contrast:

Eris is of course the exiled Feminine who crashes through the patriarchal order who cast her out (and the world it created).

Aspects to Eris have often indicated rising levels of conflict, so that old structures that no longer serve are released.

Eris´ fiery nature parallels some aspects of Pele, the Volcano Goddess – She who Destroys to Create.

Eris is not exactly interested in re-membering or re-creating anything. She wants what is her due and is willing to break the bank to get it. As such her methods are often seen as highly divisive – even if her Heart is in the right place.

She can fuel the flames of righteous anger up to a point where it just becomes toxic rage – and re-instills the cycle of abuse, shame, dissociation and retribution.

One needs care when dealing with Erisian energy because the call of change is so legitimate – and yet – it becomes all too easy to use that war-cry to then create new cycles of harm and disenfranchisement.

We´ve been seeing Eris aspected very strongly in conjunction with Uranus in Aries (2016-2017). We will see her aspected again by a square to Pluto-in-Capricorn in 2019-2021.

And these will undoubtedly continue to create great waves of change.

I´ve written more extensively on Eris in the past and refer you to my site www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com for more info.

But coming back to the present –

With Haumea opposed Eris, is it any wonder that the Earth herself is in such great flux?

But to what end?

Both Haumea and Eris embody different aspects of the Feminine principle. It is HER consciousness that is returning to the planet – and in ways that are not gentle for us as a collective.

On a related note, asteroid Pele is at 8 Virgo right now – Be mindful of significant earth-events around August 31st, 2018.

In the grand scale of things, the ecological and meteorological changes we are seeing are going to force us to change as a species.

But there´s a lot of collateral damage that occurs through the process, especially with Eris´ involvement.

So what do we do?

We engage.

We start with ourselves and be the change the world needs to see.
We set prayers that align the planetary consciousness for a more peaceful transition in these times.
We extend a helping hand to the community around us, and if possible, to those in need far away.
We manifest the change in thought, idea, breath, body, internal and external action.
So our best bet is to take a breath, and do what we can.
Even if it´s a tiny step each day:
Creating a small savings fund for those in need
Starting a community garden or reading club
Volunteering at a soup kitchen
Clearing litter off the streets.
Supporting eco-friendly technologies
Working with crystal grids, labyrinths and land
Planting trees

Whatever it is, you´re being asked to get out there and do it.

 
In a sustainable way.
 
That means taking care of your body, of your sense of self-worth, of self-esteem – First.
 

And to support others who do the same, when possible.

Because you´re going to need that inner strength and that reserve of self-love when you get out there.
And you don´t need to compromise what you are worth to be of service.
Help where you can, but recognize that what you give is a gift.
Value it. And ensure that others do the same.
That´s how it becomes sustainable.
Remember:
Spirituality isn´t just about the flow of energy in an abstract sense – it´s also about engaging with the manifested, material form that channels that energy.
Otherwise, my friend – you wouldn´t be on this plane.
And believe me when I say: You are Needed. And Loved. And Supported.
Maybe in ways you can´t see or imagine. But it´s there.

So – Let´s Get To It!

#bethechange

Blessings and Love,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Kerala Floods Update: Am going to do my best to visit the relief camp or collection center directly with goods or funds collected – whichever is in greater need. Thank you for your support and for spreading awareness. Blessings ❤
Hurricane Approaching Hawaii: With so much focus on Haumea – it is no wonder that the Hawaiian islands are facing what they´re facing. Please direct your prayers there (or to other causes you resonate with) and help where needed.
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Featured Image “Rainbow Whale and Calf” : I was guided to create this using the double exposure effects of two images in the public domain.
Rainbow – by Petr Kratochvil
Killer Whale – by C Colourin

THE HEART OF THE GALAXY: Sun (27 Leo) trined Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius) – 20th August 2018

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Today is a day where you can come into contact with powerful teachers, philosophies, paths, truths, scholars, seers – anything that seeks to bring you to the Path of Truth.

But Truth is a funny thing. It shows us – like light reflected off the sides of a multifaceted diamond – partial silvers of a far larger picture.

Sometimes we get caught into ways of thought that seem right, especially when an Echo Chamber surrounds it – saying that it must be so.

And we get caught up in the weight of what the mind thinks it has mastered.

Be it in political ideologies, religious thoughts, philosophies on the world, astrological perspectives.

There´s so many truths floating around, so many directions that claim to take you where you need and want to be.

So how do you choose?

Follow your Heart in responding to the opportunities or connections that present themselves to you today.

It isn´t about what you know, or what you think you know.
Because Human knowledge is finite, and always-changing.

It is about what resonates with the Core of your Heart, your Inner Most Being.

And that is something that no one can put words to, no matter how hard Ego may try to convince you otherwise.

Leo, despite its capacity for generosity, sees its downfall through pride. Whether many applaud or validate your truth, or not has little to do with what the Soul seeks and yearns for.

The challenge is to know whether it is your Ego or your Heart that leads the way in your choice of path at this time – especially as asteroid Tantalus conjuncts The Sun, trining the Galactic Center.

Tantalus literally tantalizes us with the illusion of what we think we want, rather than what our Heart actually calls out for.

Sometimes it leads to false projections on the truths you encounter and those who speak them, for better or worse.

It takes absolute courage to tell that apart.

The Fearless Heart isn´t going to lead you to places that always feel-good, it´ll also lead you to those parts of yourself that you resent, feel ashamed about, or downright fear.

It might actually ask you to abandon a path that you´ve held onto for a long time as you may no longer need it as much.

It ask you to tread uncertain ground. Where you don´t know what´s next.

Or it might ask you to follow a new direction. Only you can know.

But you don´t have to do this all by yourself.

It is perfectly okay to get help. With discernment.

If seeking a teacher, remember that their role is to help you remember what you have shut off from yourself.

It is not to dictate the terms of your destiny.
It is not to create a false sense of hierarchy, internally or externally.

It is to lead you back to yourself.

Hear what comes your way and honor the time and energy of those who do – but always, always, tune back into your own body.

It has far more wisdom than we give it credit for.

So give yourselves permission to be bold. fearless. true.

Shine Your Own Light.
Make Your Own Destiny.

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Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Terms of Use & Sharing: This post, video and text is original research material and is copyrighted. You are allowed to share this material for personal, non-commercial and educational use with the proper citations, references and links / tags back to my website www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com and/or my FB page or profile. Clicking ´Share´ on FB or ´Reblog´ on WordPress would be most appropriate.

Please obtain my permission first if you want to use this material on your workshop, blog, organization, webpage, book, seminar or for any commercial purpose. All information provided, be it through sessions conducted or this post is non-liable and is not intended to replace professional legal, medical, psychological, psychiatric and/or financial counsel.

Post & Text © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2018. All rights reserved.

Image: The center of the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness (via MeerKAT array). Public Domain.

How 2018´s Eclipse Season Opened our Hearts, Planet-Wide + Kerala Flood Relief Fund-Raising

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2018´s Leo-Aquarius eclipse season with multiple retrogrades has been very rough for some. Very awakening for others. (Sometimes both)

We´ve also seen the deaths of several powerful figures in the fields of politics, cinema, the creative arts, governance (Leo-Capricorn) in the past 8 days!

Sir V. S. Naipaul – British-Indian author born in Trinidad, Nobel Prize Winner for Literature (2001). Leo Sun.

Mr. Karunanidhi – veteran Southern Indian politician and poet, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Mr. Somnath Chatterjee – Former Speaker of the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Indian Parliament), veteran political leader and historian

Mr. Vajpayee – veteran Northern Indian politician and poet, former Prime Minister of India

Aretha Franklin -The Queen of Soul, African-American singer, pianist, civil rights stalwart

Kofi Annan – Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1st African to hold the office

We saw multiple natural disasters, political scandals and other heart-opening moments between May-August 2018

It makes sense to provide a decent build-up / build-down window due to the intensity of these eclipses. +/- 1 month would not be a stretch.

Here´s a partial list of what´s been going on.

Kilauea´s volanic eruption in Hawaii. (seems to have ceased erupting yesterday)

Earthquakes in Indonesia.

Flooding and mudslides in Japan.

Fires in California & British Columbia (ongoing)

Drought and Fire on Australia´s Eastern Coast (ongoing)

Massive flooding in Kerala, South India (ongoing)

We also had our hearts broken with the revelation of detention camps for immigrant children separated from their parents at the US Border.

And the heartbreaking story of the mother orca who grieved the death of her child by carrying her calf for 17 days without rest.

Please feel free to add to that list in the comments below if anything major was missed.

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We can see this as a moment of great clearing, which leads the way to new possibilities, energies and realities.

And we can also take the time to acknowledge the human costs incurred and the emotions we process as it all comes up.
Prayers for the collective and the planet are greatly recommended at this time. As are practical efforts towards creating sustainable change and helping those in need.
That´s what Leo-Aquarius ultimately seeks to teach us.

It´s been all about awakening the Fearlessly Compassionate Heart.

And Leading the Way for Change

 

Keep your hearts open – shine your light – and know it´s not about you.

But rather – you, me, we, us.

And do what you can for others ❤

Within reason.

Mercury has just stationed direct (a few hours ago). We will see Mars follow suit on August 27th. You´ll slowly start to see the dust settle. And the major work of re-building will need to be begun, in earnest.

Kilauea finally stopped erupting yesterday, and today we finally have the first day free of red-alerts in Kerala since August 9th.
Fingers crossed!

 

I feel we will turn the corner on this particular eclipse period when Mercury FINALLY exits Leo on September 5th.

 

So keep doing what you can!

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I believe in doing what I suggest others to do. Living by what I teach to the best of my ability.

So for my part, I am raising funds for the Kerala floods as I am nearby and may be able to get supplies to affected areas.

You can either donate directly using the links below or by booking a session with me as I am donating a part of what I earn this round to the cause. I was touched to see that inspired another facilitator to do the same thing and I hope more follow suit.

KERALA FLOODS:

To date, they have claimed 357 lives, displaced over 300,000 people and caused property damage of over 1 Billion USD. People are still stranded in their homes and are without access to basic supplies, food, antiseptics, sanitary pads, and so on. 14 districts were badly affected across the state.

You can find out a little more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45232327 or https://gulfnews.com/…/kerala-floods-live-coverage-death-to…

DIRECT DONATION:

If you´d like to help, please use this link: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/keralafloodrelief

SUPPORT VIA SESSIONS:

I am also holding a round of sessions. 11% of the proceeds from this round will be donated to flood relief efforts.

To book a session with me, use this link: theskypriestess.as.me/schedule.php

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And remember, do what you can- when and where you can ❤

Blessings and Love

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Terms of Use & Sharing: This post, video and text is original research material and is copyrighted. You are allowed to share this material for personal, non-commercial and educational use with the proper citations, references and links / tags back to my website www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com and/or my FB page or profile. Clicking ´Share´ on FB or ´Reblog´ on WordPress would be most appropriate.

Please obtain my permission first if you want to use this material on your workshop, blog, organization, webpage, book, seminar or for any commercial purpose. All information provided, be it through sessions conducted or this post is non-liable and is not intended to replace professional legal, medical, psychological, psychiatric and/or financial counsel.

Post & Text © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2018. All rights reserved.

Image: Public Domain via pixnio.

 

ELEMENTAL JUGGLING: FIRE, WATER AND EARTH INFLUENCES IN THE SKIES

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The Fire (Sagittarius, Aries, Leo), Water (Scorpio-Pisces) and Earth (Capricorn, Taurus) signs ask us to perform a delicate juggling act in the midst of powerful energetic alignments.

So if you´re feeling like there´s just a tonne of things happening and in completely different ways, you´re not alone.

This is a collection of some of the most important influences at play, by no means a complete listing.

FIRE:

There´s a lot of fiery energy in the skies today with the Sun (24 Leo) trining Eris (24 Aries) – and tomorrow´s Sun-trine-Ixion (25 Sagittarius).

Be aware of what is being sparked within you right now and what seeks to burst out into the world. As difficult as it may feel for some, patience and restraint will see you through this.

Those who feel on edge and about ready to pop may want to ground out and take a mental health day if possible. Some may prefer rigorous exercise as a means to channel and work through all that excess energy.

WATER:

Jupiter + Moon (15 Scorpio) trined Neptune Rx (15 Pisces). This alignment is asking us to bring up ancestral, karmic, inherited, intergenerational issues and to perceive them in terms of the eyes of Spirit.

Clearing your homes, bodies and spaces of psychic influences from other times/realms will be beneficial at this time.

Drinking purified or blessed water can go a long way in restoring balance. Consider using elite noble shungite to charge and purify your drinking water.

Those with alignments near 15 Cancer will experience this as a Grand Water Trine. More emotional processing, more rest, more sensitivity to process will be required.

WATER/FIRE:

We also see Mercury Rx (11 Leo) squaring the Moon at 15 Scorpio right now. Deep emotional drives, catalysts, insecurities, fears and desires are trying to push through to the surface. Some of this will be your personal baggage, others will be linked to intimate partners or even ancestral / generational influences. The clash with Mercury Retrograde in Leo challenges us to express these emotions appropriately, without heading into crash-and-burn mode.

Try to redirect some of this energy into something constructive and creative. Get out of your head and get back into nature. Or pick up a colouring book and get artsy.

Try to avoid making financial, relationship or other decisions until Mercury has (at least) stationed direct – on August 18-19.

It´s the 18th for the Americas and 19th for Asia.

EARTH:

We also see Saturn Rx (2 Capricorn) trining Uranus Rx (2 Taurus). Pay attention to changes in political and economic institutions, structures, persons of power and ecological changes.

If you have anything near 2 Virgo, be especially mindful of gut health and maintaining a healthy body-mind-spirit fitness or healing regime.

Key Reminders:

A little bit of patience can go a long way, especially when dealing with ungrounded or irritable people

If you´re super frustrated, remember to find healthy, creative outlets for all that energy.

Give the energy 2-3 days to shift as we head towards the end of Mercury Retrograde.

Good luck juggling!

Blessings and Love

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Terms of Use & Sharing: This post, video and text is original research material and is copyrighted. You are allowed to share this material for personal, non-commercial and educational use with the proper citations, references and links / tags back to my website www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com and/or my FB page or profile. Clicking ´Share´ on FB or ´Reblog´ on WordPress would be most appropriate.

Please obtain my permission first if you want to use this material on your workshop, blog, organization, webpage, book, seminar or for any commercial purpose. All information provided, be it through sessions conducted or this post is non-liable and is not intended to replace professional legal, medical, psychological, psychiatric and/or financial counsel.

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Mars Re-enters Capricorn (August 12-13 – September 10-11, 2018): Opportunities to Prepare and Re-Structure before Further Waves of Planetary Transformation

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Blessings to everyone. Mars is currently in Aquarius and is preparing to re-enter Capricorn within a matter of hours. This phase of re-visitation will be instrumental in preparing and restructuring our engagement with far more powerful waves of planetary change due later in the year.
 

* * What Mars in Aquarius has been teaching us since mid-May and why it ties into Uranus´ lessons

 
The way Mars entered Aquarius this year holds key clues for the way we will engage the energy of Uranus in Taurus and spearhead collective change for a long time to come.
 
Between May 13-16, 2018 Mars and Uranus tailed each other very closely in a square alignment at 29 Capricorn-0 Aquarius and 29 Aries-0 Taurus respectively. They kept amping up the energy and challenging one another in very dramatic, powerful ways. We saw a lot of heat coming from political institutions, states, and their attitudes towards war and violence. At an individual level, we were asked to accept or challenge such attitudes – and what we were willing to do about it.
 
Uranus then entered 0 Taurus and Mars then entered 0 Aquarius on May 15-16, 2018. The challenge continued, but in different ways.
 
In other words:
 

When the energy shifted on May 15-16, the focus shifted.

 
Mars in Aquarius encouraged us to explore our ideals, humanitarian values, engagement with groups and technology – and so on. It catalyzed many breakthroughs and the raising of awareness of key issues across the planet.
 
Uranus in Taurus asked us to pay more attention to environmental needs, issues, disasters and saw the power of change with the transformation of collective consciousness. It brought us back to the awareness we hold in our very cells, the way the Body is connected intimately with the Cycles of the Earth Herself.
 
It became less about the personal Ego-Self and its focus on a hierarchical reward structure, and more about individuating the self so that it may pitch in (without losing its essence and boundaries) in the process of planetary and personal transformation.
 
All of that sounds great – and then Mars began its Retrograde on June 26th, 2018. And right now, it´s just about to bring us back to that Capriconian energy we clashed with (and grew with) in mid-May.
 

* * Mars conjunct Black Moon Lilith at 0 Aquarius – an important message before we head back into Capricorn

 
At the tail end of its journey through Aquarius (for now), Mars conjuncts Black Moon Lilith at 0 Aquarius. Whilst we will have more opportunities to work with Mars-Lilith in the future, heed Her messages now:
 
Let us take the time to recognize how the Feminine and her Consciousness is truly being integrated into all that we are working towards creating. Also — is the vibration we access the Feminine at in alignment with the current time?
 
Just as the Masculine must evolve, so too must our expectation and experiences of the Feminine Archetype and Energy.
 
Look at the way the Feminine is represented in group consciousness, especially through social media (and its tendency towards over-simplification and commodification).
 
Is this what we want to reproduce?
 
Old paradigm answers and roles and equations will cease to work. So it´s best to start realigning and questioning what structures of inequality we reproduce.
 
And what we consciously, and inclusively, challenge.
 
And how.
 

** Mars in Capricorn (August 12-13 – September 10-11, 2018)

 
During this period, we´re being asked to look at the structures that do exist on the planet and the kinds of privilege and inequality that they may reproduce. Whilst being rewarded for hard work is by no means a bad thing, it is important to make sure you do so in ways that do not dishonor your own energy, ethics and integrity.
 
You´re going to be focused on questions of career, legacy, and generational burdens (or strengths). Your focus needs to be on managing your health and vitality whilst you do what needs to get done. An additional focus on the knees, spine, other joints is required and on the health of the elderly in the family. Look at the new vibrations and forms of consciousness we´ve been experiencing between mid-May to mid-August 2018 and let that show you the way forwards.
 
As a friend of mine likes to put it, a lot of ´stuck energy´ is likely to come up. Know that you can find a way to get it moving again.
 
Allow yourself to find innovative solutions to what feels like it cannot be shifted, or is too old, powerful or entrenched to transform.
 
But give the change some time to happen.
 
You´ll already find some easing in the energy when Mercury stations direct (ends its retrograde) in Leo on August 18-19, 2018.
 
Be strategic, take your time before acting on new visions and ideas. Make sure the groundwork is solid before launching anything new. You´ll thank yourself in the long run.
 
Make sure you back up all important files and make sure you take proper precautions with respect to electronic items, wiring, vehicles, etc.
 
Remember that Mars will station direct (end its retrograde) on August 27-28, 2018.
Between now till the end of August, you need to be thinking and re-thinking all these questions and what you are willing to take on, build or inherit. Try to schedule any forward actions or movements after Mars goes direct.

You will have a wonderful window of opportunity with both Mars in Capricorn and Mercury in Leo direct between August 27/28 – September 10/11, 2018.

 
Remember that the structures of this world served a purpose in their own times, but that they do need revision. Align your plans with the new waves of consciousness that you have access during the Aquarius and Leo eclipses this year (July – August 2018)
 

* * Further waves of planetary transformation and why awareness now is key

 
Mars will be offering us more insights for visionary change in late September when it makes its third and final conjunction with the South Node this year. Moreover, it will only leave Aquarius on November 15-16, 2018!
 
You want to have the right structures, decisions and long-term plans in place to match the energy of new possibilities that awaits you then. Which is why honoring the lessons of Mars-in-Capricorn is advised.
 
Uranus will also provide more impetus for change as it returns to 0 Taurus and 29-28 Aries between October 2018 to March 2019.
 
We´ll be seeing some incredible global shifts then (especially between October 2018 to January 2019) as Uranus will be creating a powerful T-Square with The Nodes.
 
If you have anything near the tail end of Libra / early Scorpio, you´re going to be feeling the T-Square intensely. You´re likely to want to change or upgrade the way you share energy, space and resources with (especially significant) others.
Even if you don´t, you´re still going to feel the immensity of Uranus asking us to question the Nature of the Self and its Relationship with the Body-Earth, the North Node asking us to Move Fearlessly and Courageously into the depth of the Emotional Body, the South Node asking us to Release our Attachment to GroupThink and Old Structures of Power. And so on …..
 
And whilst all that sounds immense, just remember that you can plant the right seeds and orient yourselves to have a far better experience with all this by heeding the astrological cues that present themselves.
By no means is this the only alignment of note this year. It´s one of many, but a good one to focus on to help with the rest.
 

A little nudge in the right direction now will save you a lot of energy a few months down the line.

 

* * Key Message:

 
Start thinking about your career choices, visions of success, long-term goals and ideas of legacy.
 
Do they align with the rising vibration of change across this planet?
 
Do they align with your particular vision of humanitarianism?
 
Do they make the best use of technology?
 
Do they reach as many as possible, whilst ensuring that your individual voice is honored?
 
Do they perpetuate old patterns of oppression and privilege, or do they liberate?
 
** 
 

Remember to stay aware of the shifts that happen. 

Trust that new solutions to old problems are on their way; Allow them to manifest

Your Body is its own Compass: Honor its Wisdom.

 

 
Blessings and Love
 
Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess
 
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AWAKEN THE FEARLESS HEART: GUIDANCE FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN LEO (10-11 AUGUST, 2018)

Please note that a previous version of this article stated Sun conjunct Mars and Mercury for the eclipse, when that is not the case. It was supposed to state ´Pallas Athena´, and I have no idea how Pallas became Mars … My apologies for any confusion, it has of course been rectified.

I simply take this as the reminder that Mercury Retrograde is at play and continues to teach us lessons in humility, trickster style !

Blessings – and enjoy the Eclipse

Bairavee

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

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Moon and Mercury Rx at 14 Leo square Jupiter at 14 Scorpio. Pay attention to the messages that come now: they set the tone of your experience during this eclipse.

The messages themselves may be dreams, literal writing on the wall, a conversation, a dialogue from a TV show, etc.

You are being asked to look at the subconscious emotions and beliefs that allow or deny your access to an innate sense of sovereignty. Look at where you may be holding intense emotions – be it regrets, grief, anger, resentments, envy, false pride, and so on.

This is exactly what you may want to set the intention to release as we get closer to the Solar Eclipse in Leo. It may happen at the click of one’s fingers, or it may take longer to manifest. Either way, your desire to release that which weighs you down, or acknowledge and transmute…

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AWAKEN THE FEARLESS HEART: GUIDANCE FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN LEO (10-11 AUGUST, 2018)

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Moon and Mercury Rx at 14 Leo square Jupiter at 14 Scorpio. Pay attention to the messages that come now: they set the tone of your experience during this eclipse.

The messages themselves may be dreams, literal writing on the wall, a conversation, a dialogue from a TV show, etc.

You are being asked to look at the subconscious emotions and beliefs that allow or deny your access to an innate sense of sovereignty. Look at where you may be holding intense emotions – be it regrets, grief, anger, resentments, envy, false pride, and so on.

This is exactly what you may want to set the intention to release as we get closer to the Solar Eclipse in Leo. It may happen at the click of one’s fingers, or it may take longer to manifest. Either way, your desire to release that which weighs you down, or acknowledge and transmute it, or whatever else that may be appropriate – is what counts.

Those who have suffered from sexual trauma or predation (especially in childhood) may feel especially triggered as there are other astrological bodies that specifically bring out this alignment for processing.

On the other hand…

If you are soaring with an innate sense of your own self-mastery and are confident that you can navigate your energetic boundaries with others, then kudos to you. Use that energy and go create something powerful for yourself and the world.

Bring out that happy inner child and go play, dance, sing, create – whatever that allows that Heart to truly express itself.

Chances are you’re likely to experience a little bit of both. Heavy lifting that eases trough some creative, passionate activity. You may also find that having a dialogue (internally or externally) with those who have hurt you can be quite beneficial if you are ready to transmute the grief with your fearless compassion.

Be mindful that ultimately love is the greatest alchemical agent. Remember to Honor your own needs and boundaries and protect your Heart. When you can give the gift of your Love, do so when you are not hooked into the expectation of reciprocation. Loving in this way is its own gift.

As we fearlessly engage with the wisdom and healing of the Heart, we also change patterns in ancestral, past-life and collective karmic dynamics. There is so much transmutation possible at this time. So much of the old patterns that are rising to the surface to be cleared.

Remember that your actions and intentions during this (and any other eclipse) weave into your energetic narrative and return in 18-year cycles. By then you may find the energy completely transmuted, or returning in some way if unprocessed.

I recommend the prajnaparamita heart sutra, rhodochrosite and green obsidian for the energy of this eclipse.

I like the Dalai Lama´s chanting of the key line of this sutra : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvaFdYSD4C0

There are of course other versions. Go with what resonates for you, but try to find one with accurate pronounciation and intonation.

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The Eclipse itself occurs at 18´41 Leo at 9:56 am, August 11th 2018 (UTC) time. One of the key highlights of this is eclipse is that Pallas Athena – Mercury – Sun conjunction squares Jupiter in Scorpio and Juno in Taurus. The Mercury-Pallas Athena-Sun conjunction is at the apex of a Yod (Finger of Fate) with Neptune Rx at 15 Pisces and Pluto Rx at 19 Capricorn.

This is just a brief selection of what´s happening in the skies, there´s plenty more alignments and astrological bodies involved!

For a more complete overview of the alignments present during this eclipse, re-visit this article:

Gaia Speaks, Calls out for Change: Grand Sextile & Other Alignments (August 8-9, 2018) – https://wp.me/p4OUNS-2y9

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Boiling it all down, this is an important window for transformation. Not just for yourself, but for the planet as a whole.

Love courageously and compassionately.
Be fearless in your search for truth
Be willing to shift the way you see things
And align, always, with the Limitless Wisdom, Compassion and Love of Spirit.

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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