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Why Spiritual Growth Is Rarely Comfortable. And Why That Is Okay.

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Spiritual growth is rarely comfortable, especially when you’re working through deeply entrenched patterns in your psyche and family ancestry – or are in karmically-bound relationships.

You might wonder why it’s so tough to shift. Especially at the start of the process.

You can describe that as the heavy weight of karma.

You can equally describe that as a clash between your conscious and subconscious mind.

Consciously, so many of us speak the words of spiritual liberation and self-assertion ..

Which is great if that were the only part of you interacting and Co-Creating with Spirit.

But beneath the surface …

Unconsciously, so many of us are still operating or running the same scripts that get us to self-sabotage, go back to the same relationships over and over again, forgo growth opportunities, re-create (and re-inforce) old wounds, … et cetera.

A lot of that has to do with the way we evolved for survival. And that’s a much much longer discussion on neurobiology, the amygdala and formation of neural pathways – especially in the presence of trauma in the childhood home or generational line, etc. And it’s a huge subject in itself.

Bringing it back to topic …

When one is of two minds, the greatest and clearest spiritual guidance delivered in the sweetest of ways is still going to feel like shit. The kind that hits you right in the gut.

The most useful pieces of advice are going to feel like they’re too tough, critical or challenging to follow.

And you’re going to find every reason to avoid making that change. And every emotion to make you feel justified in your choice.

(And no, not every feeling you have is coming from your Spirit … Some of it is just Ego-Mind-Baggage. Differentiating the two is part of the journey of spirituality)

But when you feel bad at the prospect of change.. It’s easy to shy away from the work that needs doing…

This is how cognitive dissonance occurs.
This is why recovering from an addiction isn’t a walk in the park.
This is why facing what we fear is so challenging.

This is why change can feel so uncomfortable.

Things can feel very rough.

And you’ll be tempted to go back to square one …

Because hey that’s familiar. And even if it’s terrible, the idea of change is just wayyy too uncomfortable. Or scary.

You can absolutely convince yourself of the truth of these responses and decide not to act.

Which is why so many prefer to avoid truths that confront them.

( I don’t blame em … This is hard work ! )

But when you take a step back, you can see why the sub-conscious induces those responses. And when you understand that mechanism, maybe your perception towards change .. can change.

The Sub-Conscious mind keeps the old scripts, energies, baggage and karma that we carry from previous life-times and the waters of our ancestral connections.

Not all that it carries is useful or benevolent.

It just keeps replaying all that stuff, only some of which reach the conscious level. But so much of it stays hidden – and it becomes easier to confuse a defensive or fearful emotional reaction with what you think you want/are/can become.

The sub-conscious script tries to preserve the ‘self’ that it knows, by keeping things as is. (Hence karma)

The work of spirituality – on the other hand – is to dissolve that false idea of self through the deconstruction of the Ego.

Of Course Your Sub-Conscious Programs Are Going To Resist It.

Of Course Emotional Programs That Have Been Conditioned To Respond In A Certain Way Are Going To Dislike It.

You’re literally trying to write a new script for an old program that part of you assumes is legitimate, true, possibly even authentic. That includes trauma and the way we make karmic choices that mirror past lives and/or ancestral lines.

If you’ve ever experienced or spoken to someone who stayed through years of domestic abuse and violence … You know what I mean.

The mind comes up with every rationalization or justification possible to stay where a person is. Even if it’s literally killing them. Even if the abuse is plain for all to see. And they end up distancing friends and family who tell them otherwise. It’s a painful situation all around. It almost feels like you’re talking to someone under a spell.

That’s an extreme example, but a powerful one.

Sometimes we keep telling ourselves to stay with the familiar, even if it rips us apart.

And so much of that has to do with trauma bonding and epigenetics – none of this is something a person would choose to do willingly and freely. Especially if they believed they had different choices and that they could make them.

And that’s why this discussion is so important. And I’ve made the same points in several different ways.

Belief in the capacity of change is the precursor to change itself.

Without that, making change can seem like an insurmountable obstacle.

But once you do make that leap.
Once you do decide to believe that change is possible.
Once you decide that you are more than the sum of your inherited beliefs, programs, ancestry and karma…
Once you acknowledge that some of your feelings around change as just part of a defensive mechanism…

That’s when the shift happens.
And change doesn’t have to be (as) uncomfortable or scary as it once was.

In fact, you might even see the blessing in that discomfort or fear.

Don’t let it hold you back. It’s a sign that you’re winning. You’re getting through to the deeper mechanisms that want you to stay put.

Use it as a catalyst. And keep on moving.

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

The Sky Priestess

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[Video] Chiron at 29 Pisces : A Time to Dissolve Old Patterns and Find a Space for Grief

Chiron at 29 Pisces is bringing up personal, ancestral and collective patterns that have woven the way we navigate our relationship with karma and spirituality. It’s shift into Aries marks a new chapter in our collective evolutionary journey – and in our deeper acknowledgement of the spiritual transformation sparked by the Age of Aquarius.

It asks us to embrace new ideas and ways of embracing spirit and honoring the self in ways that do not valorize sacrifice and self-destructive cycles. That is not the same as ego-dissolution.

It can bring up a lot of old cycles and energies, especially for those clearing their ancestral lines, doing spiritual work, recovering from narcissistic or substance abuse (or as the partner of someone who is), and so on.

So please take better care of yourselves. Especially now.

Whilst this is a time for Dissolving old patterns returning them to Source, remember to make space for your grief. Honor your process as you undergo rebirth.

We will be seeing a new wave of energy come in as Chiron enters Aries between February 17-18, 2019.

For more details and practical self-care tips, see yesterday´s article : https://bairaveebalasubramaniam.com/…/chiron-at-29-pisces-…/

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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CHIRON AT 29 PISCES – COLLECTIVE HEALING, RELEASE & KARMIC DISSOLUTION

sea-3929980_960_720There are plenty of powerful alignments in the sky right now. It’s all building up towards Chiron’s shift out of Pisces (and into Aries) on Feb 17-18, 2019.

Chiron at 29 Pisces is bringing up everyone’s personal, ancestral, karmic and collective energetic patterns to the surface. It aspects many other bodies in the sky that are also at late degrees of their respective signs – e.g. Uranus at 29 Aries, Icarus at 29 Capricorn, Persephone at 29 Sagittarius, Juno at 29 Taurus, Pallas Athena at 29 Libra – and so on.

There´s a lot to juggle here – and everyone is going to feel this differently – so I´m going to boil it down to the basics:

Allow old karmic patterns to be dissolved – set the intention that they do not transfer or reproduce themselves in your bloodline and/or associated relationships.

Give thanks for what you have learnt from them and send them back to Source . Allow Source energy to heal and re-calibrate your energy field afterwards.

Practise Ho’oponopono. Chant the Heart Sutra.

Do what it takes to help you find a space within that can release the past and be compassionate in the present.

Who knows what future you might be able to create ?

If you do not know how, seek out facilitators you trust.

They’re not there to do the work for you, but possibly to show you how and help you understand what obstacles may still require your attention.

If that doesn’t appeal, just sit and speak to Source. Take the time to rest, breathe, nourish yourself and listen to the guidance that you have within.

If your head is playing mental loops on repeat, get into nature, draw something, or get creative in some way that is meaningful to you .

Many may feel unsettled, scared or want to escape. In cases like this, feeling safe and grounded is essential. You do not want to be doing major energy work if you are not ´in your own body´ or are spaced out.

Be very aware of old habits, addiction patterns, fears, dreams, codependent dynamics, martyr-rescuer-victim drama triangles and escapist behaviors that may come up now.

Breathe, look at them, and know that you can choose to respond differently than you may have done before.

That’s the core of all this work. That’s what it comes down to.

It’s also a good idea to be purifying your body with salt baths, smudging your spaces with sage (or equivalent purification tools) and wearing smoky quartz / shungite / black tourmaline for an added layer of psychic protection.

Don’t push yourself too hard if you’re feeling like you’re right on the razor’s edge. If you can, dive into what needs compassionate release – and remember to resurface into the present moment.

Also – Make sure you get enough water and sleep and try to be mindful when dealing with whatever arises.

That’s generally good advice for any time, but especially at the present.

Chiron at 29 Pisces is really dredging up different aspects of our karmic journeys – and putting us to the test.

Sometimes it´s a test of will, discipline, compassion, patience – or simply having the ability to breathe and take a moment of discern before responding.

Sometimes it´s the lesson of acceptance. That doesn´t mean you take abuse, it means giving up the illusion of control over other people´s actions. And it also means accepting that your life and choices … are in your hands. It works both ways.

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Great healing is available to us now.

But we have to dissolve the doors of perception that tell us that it isn’t possible to change.

And it´s go time!

The next 10-11 days is going to be about putting all that we have learnt into embodied spiritual practice.

And to accept that different people are at different places with that in their lives.

And that is totally okay.

Whilst we are all experiencing all this together, each one of us has to come to term with this energy in our own way.

As noble as our intentions may be, we cannot do this work for others. Nor can we dictate how, when, where, why they should.

People grow at their own pace. And with their own efforts.

We can help get the process going, but the journey is theirs.

Hold a compassionate space for others – after you do the same for yourself. And keep going.

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS (FEB 2019): GUIDANCE FOR SPIRITUAL FACILITATORS

This video is directed towards facilitators, practitioners and spiritualists who work at the 5D level. Others are welcome to view this video, but they will perceive this energy in different terms. Am focusing here on the key challenge and opportunity I feel is most critical at this time.

This New Moon (15 Aquarius) sits at the midpoint of a sextile between Saturn and Atlantis at 15 Capricorn and Neptune at 15 Pisces.

It is the moment we’ve been waiting for. This is the time to clear and recalibrate the etheric blueprint / template. But it is equally a time where old signatures and forces seek to re-assert themselves.

It is wise to keep our hearts and minds open, with our roots firmly anchored to the ground. Many are likely to see energy boosts, drains or shifts that are sudden or unexpected. Some of these will be blessings – others will be karmic entrapments.

Saturn and Atlantis in Capricorn give us the opportunity to recreate old power structures and magical connections from long ago. And you really have to ask yourself if that is truly in alignment with the new wave of consciousness on the planet now. Your answers are yours to find. Just remember that power in itself , devoid of compassion, is a dangerous thing.

It’s not about what you can do – in these cases – but it’s about whether you should be doing it. Aquarius tends to get a little too excited about its technological abilities to the point that it creates a self-justifying rhetoric.

Neptune’s role in the mix just makes it more likely to get caught up in the glittering lights of karmic illusions.

(And if you’re able to see through it and keep going – great! Go do something wonderful!)

However – this alignment can get a lot more intense.

Anyone with placements near 15 Leo will experience an extraordinary alignment called a Yod or Finger of Fate.

Great energy is waiting to be birthed with this alignment. But it’s going to take our deepest discernment to make the most of it in a way that benefits all. Karmic cycles can be powerfully shed, or re-inforced. It depends on what you do with it.

The most simplified version of ´what to do´ looks like this (and it should be familiar to you):

Follow your heart and create what it leads you to. But be mindful not to confuse the Ego with your Authentic Self.

Be mindful of groupthink patterns or false lights. Not everything is as it seems.

Find a creative outlet to help you express what is coming through.

If you’re looking for practical suggestions for this alignment – it would be to ground, stay mindful, and ask yourself the tough questions. Ask yourself if what you are trying to create reflects your deepest values and the kind of world you wish to create. Imagine what it would look like in manifest form. And if that is something you want to create as part of the legacy you leave behind (you can thank Venus-in-Capricorn for her grounding influence at this time).

Some of you may have varying physical symptoms: burnout, a headache, unnaturally high energy, nervous tics, anxiety or great clarity. It all depends on where you are with this information in your journey – and what your body has to say about it.

Take the necessary steps towards self-nurture. Do what you do to align with Source, and your own Heart. Pray in the way that feels most true for you as a human being. Sometimes that´s just sitting and speaking with Creation.

Don’t overdo it though  And remember – Find a creative outlet to express what’s coming through .

Blessings

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Related Article: Not All That Shimmers is Sacred – Teachings of ´The False Light´-

https://bairaveebalasubramaniam.com/…/not-all-that-shimmer…/

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A quick note on current alignments (31 January 2019)

Sun (11 Aquarius) and Mercury (12 Aquarius) oppose Thereus (11 Leo)

Venus (25 Sagittarius) conjunct Persephone (26 Sagittarius) and Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius)

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These alignments ask us to look analytically at our deepest fears and inhibitions, especially as they pertain to our creative self-expressions and outlets. There´s a lot of self-doubt and internalized fears coming up for processing now. Acknowledge them, honor them for their lessons – and allow yourself to release your relationship with them, if appropriate.

Venus is doing something particularly interesting right now. It is wise to look at the ways in which we navigate our personal and professional relationships. What larger truth informs the way we connect with others? What sacrifices do we make in the name of truth or expectation of comfort? And are these truly necessary?

Ask your guides and teachers if in doubt – they can help you reconnect with the inner teacher that will show you the way forwards. It is a good time to seek counsel, especially on relationship matters. Choose your facilitators wisely.

Generally speaking …

As always, take the time to sit with what arises. We have some profound shifts in consciousness on the radar with Chiron´s entry into Aries in February, and Uranus´ entry into Taurus in March.

Much is changing, allow it to happen.

Stick to a simpler routine of self-care.

And give yourself time and space – to simply Be.

Best medicine there is right now 

 

 

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MERCURY RE-ACTIVATES THE LEO ECLIPSE: NAVIGATING SHIFTING ENERGETIC FIELDS (24-25 Jan 2019)

 

There´s been a powerful wave of energy unleashed with Mercury entering Aquarius – this re-activates the energy of the Eclipse. Waves and waves of change are headed our way, and surprise is the designated teaching tool of Aquarius.

On top of that we have had a Grand Sextile (Star of David) alignment with Ceres, Juno, North Node, South Node, Moon (when it was in late Virgo) and Chiron.

Some of us have enjoyed what has come, and others have faced bizarre health crises and inexplicable happenings.

There is a lot we can do in orienting ourselves.

If faced with a difficult situation, rather than engaging the situation itself – start by first looking at your lens of perception.

(Sometimes that is enough to shift the energy, sometimes it´s the catalyst)

This is especially true now that the Moon has entered Libra and conjuncts the Super-Galactic Center whilst trining Mercury.

A LOT of information is coming into our field now and patterns are shifting.

Which can be wonderful.

Sometimes though, it´s better to step away from wanting to direct or control that process.

The mind can get very agitated with all this, especially if it tries to fit new energy into old constructs.

And that is counterproductive at the end of the day.

Moreover, there is an organic nervous system that has to absorb and integrate all the energy coming in now.

Take care of and honor that system – and the physical vessel that houses it.

I´ll wrap up this piece with a few words I wrote earlier today:

We are shifting constantly.

As are the kinds of healing modalities we use.

As are the kinds of challenges we face.

Don’t be afraid to try a different thing or look at something in a different way.

It doesn’t invalidate your experience or knowledge.

It doesn’t mean that what you did lacked meaning.

It doesn’t necessarily mean you were wrong. It might have been the best thing at the time to do.

It just means you’re ready to begin something new.

And that means outgrowing certain things.

It applies to the language, concepts, practices and tools we adopt in our spiritual journey.

It applies to our relationship with karma and past-incarnations.

It applies to the way we see ourselves and other people.

And many, many other things.

Stay flexible.

Blessings,

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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THE LUNAR ECLIPSE IN LEO (20-21 JAN 2019): LESSONS OF LOVE, DISCERNMENT, SPACE, DECEPTION AND OLD KARMA IN SHINY NEW BOTTLES

 
The Leo Eclipse has passed. We´ve already seen some key lessons come up, showing us what we need to be focused on. The energy of the Eclipse will continue to be present for the next week. So if you feel you´ve goofed up, never fear! You´ve got time.
 
Ideally, the eclipse shows us what our hearts´ innermost desires are. What makes it sing. What brings it to life and joy. What allows it to fall in love.
Which sounds great …
 
But – as it has been since 2012 – the positive potential of this eclipse exists alongside a multitude of other astrological factors which can make navigation of energy a lot trickier.
 
So whilst you can use this energy to open your hearts, create something wonderful, birth new ideas and joy into the world and get married or fall in love – you´ve got to keep your eyes open.
 
There are also plenty of opportunities to fall into or commit yourself to patterns that continue codependent, narcissistic, martyr-rescuer, predator-victim patterns (Look up research on ´the drama triangle´ for more info on how each is interwoven into the other).
 
And the tricky part to all this is that you might not even know it. And we´ll talk about why later.
 
I strongly advise you to both watch the video and read the article together. Spirit expressed itself in different ways, and both work together well.
 
Let´s just look at some of the aspects at play first :
 
Saturn (13 Capricorn) is squared Mars (13 Aries)
Mars (13 Aries) is trined Venus (14 Sagittarius) and Thereus (12 Leo)
Venus (14 Sagittarius) is conjunct Jupiter (15 Sagittarius) and the Great Attractor whilst squaring Neptune (14 Pisces)
The Eclipse (0 Leo-Aquarius) is part of a Grand Cardinal Nodal Cross with North Node (26 Cancer), Mercury (25 Capricorn), South Node (26 Capricorn), Pallas Athena (26 Libra) and Uranus (28 Aries).
Pallas Athena (26 Libra) is in a Yod / Finger of Fate with Juno (23 Taurus) and Chiron (28 Pisces). It is activated further by Uranus (28 Aries) and the other members of the Cardinal Cross.
 
And now let´s talk about what all that means:
 
There´s many opportunities for growth, especially through businesses or relationships. Especially when it involves foreign persons, astrology, higher education, travel, philosophy or organized religion.
 
But that doesn´t mean you run headlong into things, or go with the first thing that seems nice. Discernment is called for, especially as emotions and egoic desires are heightened.
 
We´re more likely to emotionally attach to our perceptions and opinions of reality, morality and truth. And therefore more likely to ignore information that threatens that perception.
 
We may find less-than-ideal opportunities more appealing. We may reject the truth because it is less palatable.
 
This is what happens when Venus squares Neptune, and conjuncts Jupiter and the Great Attractor.
 
There´s a lot of push-and-pull, a tug of war that tries to get you to commit to a certain way of seeing things, or to certain decisions. Knee-jerk responses are likelier especially as Venus-Jupiter-GA trine Mars in Aries.
 
Try not to shoot from the hip.
Look before you leap.
Don´t jump the gun.
And words to that effect.
 
But it´s not just about ´going´ somewhere or committing to something.
 
Remember that ´growth´ can also come in realizing which of these options are simply not the right one for you.
 
And it´s wise to sit with our perceptions to know if what we´re thinking is aligned to our inner truth or if we see the truth as too bitter, or boring or unsexy to swallow. (Whatever the reason may be).
 
Let´s not forget that the Eclipse itself is part of a Grand Cardinal Cross with Pallas Athena in Libra, Uranus in Aries, Mercury and the South Node in Capricorn and the North Node in Cancer.
 
And frankly, the experience of a Grand Nodal Cardinal Cross isn´t the most pleasant of things (for most people).
 
Key decisions need to be made:
 
What´s your vocation? Are you playing into the structures of the old guard, or does your work challenge entrenched hierarchies of power that marginalize others?
 
Who do you see as your partner? Personally? Professionally?
 
What idea of your self do you associate with? Are you shedding your old skin or holding onto the past image of yourself for dear life? Are you playing it small or are you stepping up to who you know you are, deep down inside?
 
Where, who, or what is home? What your ego finds comfortable or your soul feels nurtured by?
 
That´s a lot of stuff. Even on its own.
 
The worst thing you can do right now is to give into old scripts or ideas surrounding hierarchies or power plays.
 
Whilst we´re all different, as beings, we are equally entitled to live a life that does not involve being a slave or a tyrant.
 
I say worst because that´s the logic of Capricorn. Growth and the continuity of tradition, even if it means trampling on another. And that´s exactly what the South Node asks us to move away from at this time.
 
With Saturn-Mars squared, it´s very easy to see clashes that come through persons or institutions of power, authority figures, people who are considered privileged or entitled, the toxic masculine, and so on.
 
Try to avoid situations where you´re likely to be endangered if dealing with very volatile people. Also pay attention to the health of your body and mind and don´t try to push it physically. Rest is what I´d recommend, along with staying away confrontations or clashes.
 
Now you can´t hide under a blanket (all day) and ignore the world (all of the time). You might see persons who vex or trigger you. They key is to not respond back in kind.
 
That can stop a toxic cycle in its tracks. You don´t have to heal everyone you come across, but you don´t have to let yourself be used as a punching bag either.
 
As with all things, balance.
 
The best thing (that I can think or and have had to do myself) you can do with this energy is to take whatever comes as an indicator of the work you have to do within. Be it on the emotional body, or within family dynamics, or your general relationship with home-space and what anchors you into a larger construct of belonging.
 
Redirect the energy. Send it back to source, or use it to shine light on which part of yourself is getting triggered – and why. That´s not meant to put the onus on you in a negative way – but often, so much of our strength lays hidden behind layers of vulnerability, fear and/or disassociation.
 
Be creative with the energy and channel it into your body, or where you feel the body holds spaces that are in need of healing.
 
It´s a wonderful time to express yourself (come what way) and work with paints, clay, beads, songs, music, or whatever makes you come alive.
 
Today is also a day where we may find people, patterns or energies from the past a little more alluring – and we may be more open to receiving them back into our lives.
 
This can be used in a positive way to forgive and accept those who have hurt you – back in.
 
It can equally be used to forgive and let go of those who have caused harm.
 
Or to learn to walk away from situations where you are the one draining the other. (And that is TOUGH when you won´t accept the harm you´re doing to others because your choices benefit you)
 
With Venus and Jupiter and the Great Attractor trine Mars – the temptation to throw yourself head-first into a relationship can easily be manifested. But remember that they also trine Thereus.
 
And if you´ve been following me, you know what I have to say about that dude.
 
Here´s the hunter-stalker who predates upon you at a very subtle level. He preys on your fear and pounces when you´re not looking.
 
If you do have inclinations towards taking that big leap, check for emotional or spiritual back-doors that are hiding other energies or intentions or agendas masked by the emotional highs this alignment can set off.
 
Sometimes we let the most cruel people and patterns into our lives with the purest of intentions: to love, and be loved.
 
So take heed.
 
Not everyone is going to be a wolf in sheep´s clothing, but the chances of meeting one are higher with this Eclipse. As is identifying patterns we don´t want to see.
 
Because – who really wants to know that they´re being fed off or are feeding off someone you love? It´s a bitter pill.
 
But it´s still wiser to be willing to see things as they are, rather than what we want them to be. That´s the prerequisite to healing.
 
It all comes down to the difference between knowing what the ego wants and what the heart yearns for.
Sometimes, we forget that we are not the patterns we were born into – and that the mind is a trickster.
 
Sometimes what feels like ´belonging´ or ´home´ or ´soulmate love´ or ´destiny´ is just the mind´s way of getting us to repeat a particular cycle. Because we haven´t let ourselves let go of the karma underpinning that urge.
 
Juno trining Mercury and the South Node bring that lesson up big-time. Soul-mate connections at this time can help you find a sense of security, joy, confidence and power. They can also be very controlling of your energies and ask you to give up that sovereignty in the name of the relationship. But they might not show it too openly at first.
 
Again, not everyone you meet and connect with is going to be this way. But be mindful. The possibilities are there.
 
The Yod or Finger of Fate with Pallas, Uranus, Juno and Chiron pushes us back towards the lesson of balance, detachment and not getting swept up with our emotions – especially when they involve soul-mates.
 
Create a little space if the energy feels like it is too insistent, screaming: YES, NOW GO GO GO, GIVE ME WHAT I WANT, IT´S FOR THE BEST.
 
It doesn´t need to be that way, you´re not running a marathon.
 
(Also Venus-Jupiter-Great Attractor oppose Eros at 14 Gemini …. whether it´s psychological, spiritual, sexual, physical or emotional intimacy – just be mindful that the urge to connect with another isn´t necessarily always a good thing. If you feel pressured, don´t do it. Another person´s erotic needs or desire for closeness is not a good justification for you compromising your energetic boundaries or walking back into karmic patterns you want to shed. We are all here to grow and help others, but that does not require self-sacrifice.)
 
So… how do we know what´s good for us?
 
It doesn´t matter who we are, or what we´ve learnt, or what work we do – we´ve all had a moment in which we just knew something was ´right´. There was a moment of clarity that went beyond ´feeling´ or ´thinking´ – and straight into being. And you just walked in the flow of the Universe, guided precisely where you need to be.
 
Whenever this happened, to whatever degree, remember that sensation.
 
Where was it in your body? What did you feel, hear, smell, sound like?
 
What was the outcome?
 
When things come your way, check back and see if it resonates in the same way as it did before. And that in itself will help you be more mindful of some of the tricks of perception we used to befuddle ourselves with.
 
Learning to make that differentiation (which is an ongoing lesson) has been one of the greatest catalysts for my personal and professional growth.
 
The difference is subtle, but powerful.
 
It´s life changing.
 
And for those of you who already have that differentiation down:
 
Remember that the Universe does test you: otherwise Saturn would not exist  😉  .
People might throw up their dramas more so at this time to see if you have learnt that lesson, and whether you´re ready to outgrow your old patterns.
 
So try to keep the larger picture in mind before you react.
 
Breathe, Ground, Respond as appropriate. Or just go colour.
 
I did want to write this piece much sooner – and Spirit said nah, it´ll come when it needs to.
 
So I hope this reaches you in precisely the right way, at the right time.
 
Have faith and remember the energy of this eclipse will continue to unfold for the next week.
 

Blessings and Love,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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2019-2020 : Humanity, Vulnerability & Dissolving the Capricornian Power Structure

I’ve been studying the energy of 2019 in particular and find it overwhelmingly Capricornian. I’ve spoken a lot about what that means in previous videos but today I want to focus on what we – as humans can do about it.

And the answer isn’t more Capricorn. It’s about doing what Capricorn fears.

Being humble. Being vulnerable. Being human.

Being wrong !

When we are able to admit we could be wrong, or did screw up, we open ourselves to the wonder that is humility.

You can be wrong. That doesn’t make you stupid. That doesn’t make you bad.

It means you’re more likely to be careful.
You’re more likely to be mindful.
And you’re more open to alternate possibilities .
And you’re more likely to be able to solve a problem because you’re willing to accept that it exists.

Denial and hubris are dangerous combinations. We see that all too clearly in this world, especially now.

Let’s work towards creating a better society in which being right or perfect isn’t the end-all-be-all.

Being human is.

It’s part of a multi-pronged approach we need to take internally and externally as we navigate these Saturn-in-Capricorn years.

The power structure is changing, but what will it become ?

That’s in your hands (and hearts)

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Jupiter-Neptune square (13-14 Jan 2019) w. Great Attractor & Thereus: The Path of the Fierce, Compassionate Heart – Beyond Binaries

Jupiter will square Neptune at 14 Sagittarius-Pisces on 13th Jan 2019, 18:57 UTC. Jupiter also conjuncts the Great Attractor at 14 Sagittarius and trines Thereus at 13 Leo. These alignments amplify the J-N square and offer specific windows of opportunity and challenge.

All of this energy is currently being amplified by the (ongoing) Sun-Pluto conjunction at 20 Capricorn, exact today. It forces us to look at the Truth of whatever presents itself to us, and not settling for surface-level answers. The upcoming Lunar Eclipse in Leo also adds greater context. But let´s get back to J-N

Jupiter is in its home sign of Sagittarius, lighting the way towards potential paths, truths, paradigms and understandings. It favours travel, immigration, academia, religious institutions, rhetoric, philosophy, astrology – anything that can ´expand your horizons´ physically or mentally. It corresponds to the archetype of the Hierophant in the Tarot as the One Who Shows You The Way.

All this sounds great, but Jupiter is famous for its issues with excess. It fans the flames of passion and righteous conviction about whatever truth one explores and can exacerbate polarization and division. Rather than a collective chorus that sings the Songs of Many Truths, we hear a cacophony of each singing their own version of My Truth Is Best, I Have The Best Truths, Let Me Tell You Why My Truths Are The Truest…

So really, Jupiterian energy in its abundance and expansiveness can be a mixed blessing. Teachers do appear to show us the way, but we then need to ask ourselves to check whether their feet is made of clay. Possibilities emerge, but we then need to check in and see if this resonates with our innermost Spirit, or what our Ego-Mind thinks it needs, wants, and desires.

All of this is taken up ten notches in intensity as Jupiter conjuncts The Great Attractor.
The Great Attractor is a massive gravitational anomaly at 14 Sagittarius. Whilst scientists are beginning to discover that such fields are not that uncommon in the Universe, the Great Attractor still packs a punch. For comparison: The Galactic Center (of the Milky Way, near Sagittarius A*) has the mass of 4.3 million Suns / solar masses. However, The Great Attractor has the mass of 10 Million Billion Suns … (That´s 10 to the power of 16 or 17). It´s immensely huge.

Translating the influence of the Great Attractor into astrological terms has not been an easy task, though Philip Sedgwick´s work on the subject is probably the best known. My take on his writings is that it opens us up to structured paths of Truth that take us to certain decision points in life. Sometimes it can be a unifying, at other times, a polarizing experience – and it comes down to which reflection of Truth crystallizes each person´s experience of Reality.

I have placements near the GA and know this is as lived experience: The GA brings an invisible, yet powerful flow of push-and-pull. You are drawn towards, or become the beacon for others to be drawn towards, different paths of Truth and possibility. Living with a strong GA placement requires you to (as much as possible) remember that what you represent is not about you, and what others see and do in response to the information you present is also not about you. At best, your role in that capacity is a signpost. Others will be drawn to the Truth that streams through you – and at the end of the day, what they do with it – is also not about you, one way or another.

So when you take it all together, this is a going to be a Massive Search For Truth.

Which sounds great, but you can also see how this can be used in other ways.

Especially when we pop Neptune-in-Pisces into the Mix.

When Neptune searches for Truth, it gets lost in the Waters of Illusion. Because it´s not meant to Search for anything. It simply IS.

Neptune flows through whatever there is without judgement, requirement, or expectation. Its energy is unconditional. Its compassion is infinite as are its metaphysical abilities and gifts. It is lofty, inspired, and aims to bring us all to a state of perfect One-Ness. It is fragile, impermanent, ethereal and unable to exist (for long) in the manifest realm without changing its nature.

In practice, what tends to happen is that we get caught up in the bright lights, the mystic smoke, the Maya (Illusion itself). We confuse the Sun´s rays reflected on the Cosmic Waters to be The Sun itself, and plunge in on account of our own beliefs and perceptions.
Several lifetimes later, we may end up looking up in that AHA moment.
Whilst Jupiter-and-Neptune-squared can be a very creative, dynamic invitation to explore Pathways Of Truth That Lead Us To Spirit Within … it can just as easily ensnare us into false beliefs that take us further away from our True Selves.
Because are conditioned to see spiritual teachings and blessings as coming through particular symbols, colors, names and frequencies – sometimes we get caught up in the appearance of what we think is Sacred, rather than the vibration that is present in and of itself.

I´ve written about this before as the False Light Phenomenon and would urge you to revisit this article for a more in-depth treatment on the subject. Link: https://wp.me/p4OUNS-2A2

This also means that any Truth-Bearers, or ones who Show The Way may get negatively projected on, gaslight or somehow ´pushed away´ from the seeker they can otherwise help. Sometimes knowing who is in alignment is a task in and of itself.

The moment we let go of the expectation that awakening and truth must look and feel a certain way, we can actually allow ourselves to go into the hidden, dark corners of self and light a lamp within. It is here – in the Shadow of our Selves that are greatest strengths, fears, allies and (perceived) weaknesses lie. And we can access this once the Conscious Mind and Ego has finally Surrendered to the Knowing that It Does Not Know, Own, or Control Truth.

At best, in the human realm, we can lay claim to expressions or vessels of such in which we have invested our time and energy – but the energy of Truth itself is the birthright of all.

In practice, the Jupiter-and-Neptune square asks us to sit with all of the impulses that arise now and to go within. Pause, detach, breathe and observe.

No matter how tempted you are to take the huge leap forwards, give yourself time to see if what you are thinking and doing is truly aligned within.

Many realms will connect with ours at this time, and not all contact or communication we get is necessarily of the Highest and Deepest order. It takes experience and patience to discern through it all.

Plus, you´re going to get the chance to revisit the Jupiter and Neptune square two more times in this year.   Take the time to wait, and watch – before leaping.

The final component I´d like to talk about today is the Jupiter-Thereus (13 Leo) trine. For those of you familiar with my writings, you know that Thereus is the hunter-stalker. The one who lies in wait and watches. The stalker who derives power from the knowledge that somehow you know he´s there, but you just can´t put your finger on who and why. The predator´s energy comes from the fact his victims are not fully aware of the danger – and yet there is a part of the subconscious that stays in the vibration of fear and extreme caution.

In practice, this alignment brings up our personal and collective stories of sexual abuse, or any kind of energetic parasitism that has kept others unable to truly express themselves. Childhood terrors and fears may come up for processing at this time as well.

Stay away from judgements if possible as we all tend to go through the predator-victim cycle in the long journey of the Soul, across different lifetimes. Healing and the breaking of the cycle of shame and abuse comes when we can deal with a situation with that recognition within. Boundaries still need to be made clear, those in healing still need to be kept safe or empowered to face what drains them – but we need not feed the negative Ego in doing so.

As we allow these energies to come to the surface, or to process them in whatever way we need to, we allow for collective healing.

Finding a creative outlet such as dancing, playing, painting, singing will work very well to release this energy. Gentle movements to stabilize the hips, coccyx, SI joint and that general area of the body will also help us process what comes up.

The body at the end of the day is the vessel that helps us assimilate and manifest this energy. Do not underestimate its power.

In summation, the next few days are going to see the intensification of these themes. The energy can feel frighteningly clear at times, or confusingly waffly at others. It´s a mixed bag. Remember that the Lunar Eclipse in Leo is just around corner as well.

For those of you just reading the text, remember to watch the video as well as it gives more subjective context.

Be Blessed.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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SUN SEXTILE NEPTUNE IN YOD (FINGER OF FATE) WITH THEREUS: A BRIDGE BETWEEN MATTER AND SPIRIT, FORGED AT THE LION´S HEART (CapEclipsePrep)

 

This is the time to look at your greater vision and to see if it aligns with your deepest spiritual values, your truest passions and your compassion for all things (including yourself).

This is the time to consider whether your long-term plans contribute to the creation of spiritually-aligned structures to hold and transmit energy that empower … or enslave.

And this energy will last for the next 2-3 days, just in time for the Capricorn Solar Eclipse!

Many deceptions and distortions are coming to the surface at this time. Especially those who seek to find power over others through the guise of spirituality – or who mask their intent through spiritual rhetoric or the projection of high-frequency energy.

Take your time to look at the energy of whosoever or whatsoever you choose to work with. Consider whether what you are seeing is truth, or carefully presented and styled illusion – or whether it is simply what you want to see. Sometimes these choices are not made from the ego, but from energy bodies that have not realized that they can step out of the patterns of karma, and pre-incarnation agreements to suffer (and re-create suffering).

Other astrological bodies make this alignment even more potent and relevant.

Icarus conjuncts the Sun at 13 Capricorn. This makes the task of looking power (within or without) in the eye a little more daunting.

We are asked to look at our fears surrounding success and to question their validity.

We are asked to look at the parts of ourselves that seek socially sanctioned measures of success at any cost – be it to self or other.

We are asked to look at the spiritual and material energetic inheritances we carry and how they influence our perception of life and what our subtle bodies permit in, in the name of karma.

The Sun and Neptune sextile has its midpoint between 13-14 Aquarius. Those with placements here can see which body is present as a fulcrum, pathway or mediator between the Sun and Neptune.

Asteroid Klotho is now at 13 Aquarius. She gives us the means to re-write the script or narrative surrounding the work we do. This may be the time to level-up the conceptual language you use to do your spiritual work. If your current articulation brings you to a dead-end, try different perspectives.

This alignment becomes even more charged with Thereus at 13 Leo as it then forms a Yod (Finger of Fate). The Yod alignment means that these karmic currents will be easier to access – and to make a breakthrough with. Whether you reproduce the old, or create the new – is up to you. This energy will play out in all of us, all beings in this solar system – but we feel it at differing levels of intensity, depending on what we came to do here and how.

Thereus focuses on patterns of hidden predation, covert surveillance and fear-mongering. It is the kind of abuser that draws power from the victim through psychological means before finally striking when they are sufficiently weakened. The abuser (themselves) may be someone who feels that their attack is somehow vindicated, be it by their peers, their feelings of insecurity, false entitlement or jealousy. It may have nothing to do with you personally, rather what you represent. Your awareness of the ´attack´ or ´attacker´ may suddenly come into view at this time.

Whilst compassion is key in understanding this dynamic, it is the prerequisite to detaching from it. That makes you less vulnerable to such attacks and less likely to be hooked through your own feelings around the matter.

For some of you, these challenges will require you to take action at the psychic and physical level. Do not ignore whatever presents itself to you now, but do not feed into the negative hooks that seek to give it power. Acknowledge it, take the steps to make sure you are energetically clear from it. And empower others to do the same in ways that seem appropriate to you.

Remember that your Heart and Soul is not meant to be a battery for others, or a punching bag for the insecure. Honoring these boundaries does not make you a bad or a selfish person. You need to preserve your vital essence to do what you came to do here.

To work with others at a spiritual level, drawing these lines is key. Allowing others to play out destructive behavior does not help anyone. Seeing them with compassion as beings on their own journey does not mean that you take abuse.

It just means you get to walk away without needing to hold onto resentment or hate.

Whatever comes up for you now, remember to bring it back to who YOU are.

Express what you need to and allow your body to move through the emotions that came. Dance, play, sing, chant, create – do what makes you come alive despite whatever it is that seeks to break your spirit, or make you doubt your worth and validity in the world. Your creativity and willingness to simply Be invalidates attempts to disconnect you from your playful, passionate, creative self.

And that´s the kind of energetic structure we need to build in the world.

Overall:

The Yod created by Sun, Icarus, Neptune, Klotho and Thereus can empower us to find a deeper, more aligned and more authentic expression of ourselves.

A self that can dissolve generational or past-life contracts that have allowed (now: obsolete) structures of limitation to be placed on itself. That may require adopting new languages or concepts to shift into more aligned paradigms.

It can also help us create a more aligned, spiritual, compassionate and meaningful relationship with children, those in the public eye, leaders, lovers and creative collaborators.

It can help us withdraw from toxic cycles of abuse and victimization without adding fuel to the fire.

At a personal, and at a systemic level.

By itself, this Yod is a whopper. It is even more so considering the Solar Eclipse in Capricorn coming up (Jan 5-6), Mercury´s proximity to the Galactic Center, the Sagittarius´ Moon trine to Eris in Aries, and so on.

Remember that the seeds we weave in Eclipses revisit us in 18-year cycles.

Use this opportunity wisely.

Suggested Approaches and Tools:
Carnelian, Rhodochrosite – Gemstones (Placed on the sacral or heart chakra, or wherever appropriate)
Frankincense – Essential Oil (Check contraindications first)
Activities – Meditation, Creative Pursuits, Affirmations, etc.
Listen to the suggested practices in the video as well

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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