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Transmuting and/or Triggering the Shadow of the Feminine : Sun, Eris, Mercury Black Moon Lilith (October 17, 2019)

Oct 17: Today we see Sun (23 Libra) opposed Eris (23 Aries) and Mercury (18 Scorpio) trined Black Moon Lilith (18 Pisces)

Today is a day where we can look at aspects of the (especially) Feminine in our personal, familial and collective psyche that have been repressed, subjugated and/or projected upon.

Remember that the Feminine is an attribute of all things. It’s not as simple as man/woman, black/white, etc. It is present in all Creation-and-Beyond.

Whilst there is absolutely the scope and need to reclaim that which has been denied, it is equally important not to abuse this energy and create narratives of (fresh) victimization.

On the plus side, this is excellent energy to work through what holds you back from being present, authentic and able to manifest sacred rage / self-righteous anger to an appropriate degree. Too much or too little of anything becomes a problem.

Take the time to look at your own responses to whatever presents itself to you today before making it about someone else.

It is a really really good time to remember the Four Agreements. Especially the bit about Not Making Assumptions.

You don’t know another person’s story just as they don’t know yours. And sometimes wanting to share with someone intent on mishearing doesn’t help anyway. But it can if both parties are open and willing …

Remember that the only way to truly change a dynamic is to change your role in it. And if it is built into a larger structure of control, then to change that structure – one decision at a time.

In short, this is an excellent energy for transforming old patterns of self-erasure and recovering the parts of yourself that have been gaslight, projected, disassociated through the actions of others. It can equally be an energy used to continue those same vicious cycles (sometimes even by switching up the victim/abuser/rescuer role).

Be mindful of the drama triangle and choose not to play into it.

Trigger and/or Transmute ? That’s the choice given to you now.

Choose wisely.

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

FYI – Not available for sessions for the next few days. Tier23 – Should be writing to you soon.


TERMS OF USE AND SHARING:

This post 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 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. How you choose to act on this information is up to your own free will and is entirely your responsibility.

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Full Moon in Aries trined Jupiter and Thereus & squared Pluto

The Full Moon in Aries will go exact in under an hour´s time at 21:07 UT October 13th 2019.

Aries is about the essence of the Self. That´s not something that logic or emotion can adequately explain. It´s an experience.

Do stuff that makes you feel like yourself, especially if you´ve been giving away too much of yourself – or if you have felt lost for some time.

It doesn´t matter what it is.

Just do you.

And ideally, remember the golden rule: Don´t hurt yourself or others in doing so. (That also includes taking others for granted or abusing another´s space to assert your self-hood)

It´s also important to remember that sometimes we associate our traumas and narratives with the essence of Being. They´re really not the same thing. If you get stuck in a loop, take a step backwards to regroup and to remember: who you are.

This Full Moon (20 Aries) is also trined Jupiter (20 Sagittarius) and Thereus (The Hunter Stalker at 21 Leo). It´s a good time to be willing to look at the fears that hold us back from creativity, leadership, authenticity, and living a more joyful life. These fears can also emerge in romance, marriage, creativity and/or child-related issues.

Thankfully Jupiter is on-hand to help reorient you to a different path of experience and growth. It´s a good time to assess whether your beliefs allow you to transcend those fears and live in the present. Or do they reinforce them?

The Full Moon (20 Aries) and the Sun (20 Libra) are also squared Pluto (20 Capricorn). Be it in our sense of self, relationships, career, finances, intimate commitments, governmental contracts, relationships with elders and authority figures etc … this is when a lot of shadow and hidden power dynamics and games of control come to the surface.

You don´t have to solve all that you find at once, but start taking proactive steps to bring things back into balance. With Mercury (13 Scorpio) trined the North Node (12 Cancer), don´t underestimate the power of your thoughts, intentions and expressions. Whilst your emotions are not the sum total of you, they can help you navigate if you are willing to let them flow without being consumed by them.

And remember, Venus (6 Scorpio) is opposed Uranus (5 Taurus). Many have already seen significant shakeups in relationships, resources and the choices we need to make to further our evolutionary growth. As Uranus is a wildcard, it may have also brought an unexpected windfall or a new perspective for many in terms of relationships and the way they require a balanced management of physical and emotional resources.

But as you can tell, there is just a lot going on.

I hope this helps.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Sessions: www.theskypriestess.as.me

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Whilst the work I channel, intuit and figure out ultimately comes from Spirit, it still comes through me-as-co-creative a-divine-spark. For legal purposes I share these terms – and I hope you can understand the energetic basis of doing so. We all have to be honored for what we do, and what we bring. That way we keep things sustainable and in integrity.

This post 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 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. How you choose to act on this information is up to your own free will and is entirely your responsibility.

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LESSONS FROM THE TRICKSTER: MERCURY ENTERS THE SHADOW & KEY TRANSITS (11-19 OCTOBER 2019)

A Gateway of Transformation with The Trickster

Mercury is going to enter the shadow phase within a few hours from now. (22:50 UT October 11th 11´35 Scorpio) Over the next week, it will trine the Mean Node, sextile the South Node, sextile Saturn, trine Neptune and sextile Pluto. Venus is going through a similar transit, but timings are different.

This is a really powerful time for all of us. It´s vital that we pay attention and take ownership for our thoughts, expressions, what we put into the world, and what we choose to receive from it.

Whilst we can´t and shouldn´t take ownership for others´actions, we can take ownership for how we choose to respond, engage or walk away.

There´s a lot of projection and triggering in the air as people are being forced to look at their own shadow. And a lot of people don´t like that sight.

The Four Agreements comes to come mind as a good guideline (always, but especially now).

Be Impeccable with your Word
Don´t take things Personally
Don´t Make Assumptions
Always Do Your Best

(Source :The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)

It´s a good idea to withdraw from situations you can´t change (for now) and to regroup your energies and focus . Sometimes the solution arises on its own with a little bit of time, distance and perspective. Remember that we do have a Mercury Retrograde coming up on Halloween! You´ll get the chance to address whatever is going on – yet again.

Given the multiple sextiles to bodies in Capricorn (South Node, Saturn, Pluto), your energies and ideas can lead to the transformation of larger structures and relationships with institutions and people in authority. If you have bodies between 12-20 Gemini, you´ll experience a Yod (Finger of Fate). If so, watch your breath, watch your words. Have quiet time to process and you´re more likely to be insightful in ways that help you transform old patterns in a constructive way. Otherwise, it can be a somewhat of a train wreck and you may feel too overwhelmed to process constructively.

With the trine to Neptune, our Mercurial energies have the potential to access a purer frequency. We have the ability to transcend karmic patterns and look into the past for answers that liberate, rather than fixate. But this will take a fair bit of grounding, discernment and commitment to spiritual practice. The same alignment can easily trigger individuals into old patterns of disassociation, victim-abuser patterns, martyrdom, codependency and/or escapism.

So over the next few days – more so than usual –

Watch your words
Watch your breath
Watch your focus

Allow things to unfold
And act when opportunity aligns

This is really good practice and preparation for the upcoming Full Moon in Aries (13 October) which trines Jupiter, Thereus and squares Pluto. (More on that soon!)

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Whilst the work I channel, intuit and figure out ultimately comes from Spirit, it still comes through me-as-co-creative a-divine-spark. For legal purposes I share these terms – and I hope you can understand the energetic basis of doing so. We all have to be honored for what we do, and what we bring. That way we keep things sustainable and in integrity.

This post 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 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. How you choose to act on this information is up to your own free will and is entirely your responsibility.

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Venus enters Scorpio: Face the Shadow

Venus is now in Scorpio and will remain there till November 1-2, 2019.

We have a lot more dealings with Scorpio through the end of this year. Venus is adding depth to the intensity for her part.

In relationships, sexuality, health, finances your understanding of shadow, ancestral influences and so on …

This is the time to be willing to look at the undesired, feared, hidden or even fetishised parts of Self/Other.

Your willingness to seek truth on its terms and not your own will allow you to dissolve what no longer aligns and Rebirth your essence.

Truly, there is much that can be said about this alignment. But right now … Just feel.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

The Sky Priestess

Pluto stations direct in Capricorn, Mercury enters Scorpio and Mars enters Libra (October 2-4, 2019)

These are profound energetic changes that definitively mark the end of a chapter, and the beginning of a new one.

Pluto stationed direct on October 3rd at 6:39 UT, 20´38 Capricorn. (UT – Universal Time – that´s the day prior for those of you in the Americas)

Mercury entered Scorpio on October 3rd at 8:14 UT and has a retrograde in this sign beginning October 31st (more on this soon!)

Mars entered Libra on October 4th at 4:21 UT and leaves the sign at 7:40 UT on the 19th of November.

All of this activity is a build up to something even bigger in November with the Sun-Mercury Rx in Scorpio Eclipse on November 11th, the Taurus Full Moon on November 12th and the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus on the Galactic Center (19-24th November) … clearly there is more to come.

(And that´s not even counting what´s coming up in October …)

What´s happening now is an invitation to look at the shadow that has been thrown up for us to see. It could be your own, someone else´s, the family´s, past lives, or a whole bunch of other factors.

Look at what lessons have presented themselves to you in the past few days:

Where have you taken energy that was not yours to take?

Where have others taken your energy?

What energy have you given away that should have been for yourself?

Where were boundaries enforced and where were they too lax?

When did fear replace courage?

When did you rise up instead?

When did ego mask itself as authenticity?

Where did truth stand in the face of falsehood?

This is a also a time to be doing deep energetic work and karmic clearing.

It is not something I would advise people to do for themselves in entirety as … ya can´t really see your own back. Find facilitators who can help shift, transmute, integrate and/or dissolve energy as appropriate. Make sure they´re on the level.

Whilst getting a pair of eyes you trust is a good idea, make sure you don´t give your power over to someone else. Surrender is wonderful, but that´s to the purest essence of Spirit.

Journal, make notes, transcribe your dreams, emotions and thoughts as they well up from the depths right now. Even if you can´t make sense of it just yet, let it just settle and someday those notes may help.

With Mars in Libra it´s also going to be time to act on those decisions and values that align with truth, balance, harmony, connection and Justice. In the name of connection, do not compromise your core values, your essence.

Nothing is worth that.

Remember that you are processing on multiple levels. Writing things down, making notes, just taking time out from the emotional and spiritual intensity may help you connect the dots and/or see the larger picture.

Time to sift through the debris and see what can be salvaged, and what shouldn´t.

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess


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TERMS OF USE AND SHARING:

Whilst the work I channel, intuit and figure out ultimately comes from Spirit, it still comes through me-as-co-creative a-divine-spark. For legal purposes I share these terms – and I hope you can understand the energetic basis of doing so. We all have to be honored for what we do, and what we bring. That way we keep things sustainable and in integrity.

This post 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 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. How you choose to act on this information is up to your own free will and is entirely your responsibility.

Post / Text © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2019. All rights reserved

Sacred Rage and Triggering of Performative Wokeness

This may be the last video of mine you watch

Over the past few days, a lot of people have been deeply triggered by my words and have chosen to leave my space. I am grateful for them and my supporters as this has clearly refined the vibration of the work being done here.

I took a very public stand on Greta Thunberg and her work on climate activism. Whilst I have no issues with individuals´ personal beliefs, I draw the line at people actively spreading hate about a teenager. Specifically, I took issue with individuals calling her a robot because of the way she expresses herself.

As someone who does care for the well-being of this person who has inspired millions, I too fear whether she is being used. The truth is, despite the ´facts´ that are being spread about by troll-bots and people who hide their faces. If you want a conspiracy theory to investigate, look into that.

But the only ´fact´ is that we simply do not know the whole truth. All we know is that a passionate young woman who has used what many call a disability is speaking the truth of her calling: to speak up for the planet.

And that is inspiring – and triggering – a whole lot of people.

Irrespective of your beliefs around climate change and those who fund movements around it, there is absolutely no reason to dehumanize a person on the autism-asperger spectrum. Sometimes, their mannerisms and mode of communication (especially when speaking in a second language) can seem different to what has been touted as ´the norm´.

A lot of people who call themselves spiritual and yet spread hate memes and comments about her expressions, face, state of mind have left my space.

She is being massively projected on because people fear difference. And they consider mental differences to be a sign of feebleness. Remember also that she is speaking in a second language.

As for the people wondering if this ´weak mind´ is being ´manipulated´, ask any parent with an autistic child and they´ll tell you how difficult it is to get them to do something they do not want to do.

Civility and reason did not work with these individuals. Given how public (and free) my work is, it is also about taking a stand and walking my talk.

I have spoken on sacred rage, authenticity and confronting the shadow for YEARS. And a lot of people got super triggered when I raised my voice and used my platform to take a stand against what is essentially an ableist hate crime against a young person.

The kind of ugliness I have seen from spiritual teachers and would-be teachers has been staggering. Of course I´ve taken a lot of flack for it: but this is a space where it is important to walk the talk.

It´s easy to talk about ´getting your Kali on´, or ´sacred rage´, or ´delving into the shadow´: but it´s not comfortable to actually watch a person do it when you´ve been posing. And that shadow is what has really come out in the underbelly of the spiritual community.

One person even tried stealing a very personal narrative of why I was taking a stand for Greta (using synonyms of my letter, cutting my story out, putting hers in and placing her face on it), calling it an ´inspiration´. Believe me when I say I took time, patience and energy to help her understand why it was disrespectful and essentially the attempted plagiarism of a person´s biography because I did not think she meant ill will. But she was in denial of it, agreeing to take it down only when she realized she had crossed a line and would not have access to my work further. At that point, I blocked her.

As I realized that people were cutting bits of me out just so they could take the parts of me and my work were useful for them. Without contributing anything to my well-being.

People got triggered badly as to why I identified the person as white, rather than the fact that someone literally tried to steal my story. Forgetting, in one single breath that POC have been speaking up about how their traditions, stories and energy have been co-opted and appropriated in the rhetoric of ´Oneness´ in the New Age movement, frequently by white people. (It´s not to say the reverse never happens, but I´m talking about the vast majority of these cases of theft). Thankfully, a lot of aware people (from all walks of life) came to my defence and took a stand of their own.

Have people been listening to my videos? And do they even remember what I stand for?

This is a reminder.

I am not here to be cut down to size.
Or make you feel comfortable about yourself.

Take a step out of line in spreading hate and malice about a neurodivergent young person.
Dismiss racism, colonialism, and support those who seek to render POC invisible and erase their/my stories?

And you will hear me ROAR.

And it´s not going to be pretty, Instagram-worthy.

Sacred Rage does not smell like rainbow cotton candy.
It brings up the shit.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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TERMS OF USE AND SHARING:

Whilst the work I channel, intuit and figure out ultimately comes from Spirit, it still comes through me-as-co-creative a-divine-spark. For legal purposes I share these terms – and I hope you can understand the energetic basis of doing so. We all have to be honored for what we do, and what we bring. That way we keep things sustainable and in integrity.

This post 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 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. How you choose to act on this information is up to your own free will and is entirely your responsibility.

Post / Text © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2019. All rights reserved

The Sun Is Now in Libra: Happy Equinox

** Jupiter-Neptune went exact on the 21st, Sun entered Libra / exited Virgo on the 23rd, Sun conjuncts the Super-Galactic Center on the 24th, New Moon in Libra goes exact on the 28th (Universal Time)

This is the official end of Virgo season as measured by the Sun´s movement through the signs. We welcome the next 30 days of opportunity to create bridges, draw appropriate boundaries and find the adequate framework required for mutually rewarding, just and harmonious forms of co-existence.

In cases where that is simply not possible, this energy is equally open to dissolving existing relationships with power differentials that thrive on harm or hurt or dis-proportionally burdening/elevating one over the other.

Relationships are going to be the focus of our work over the next month and we can certainly see it as a ´karmic pivot point´as shown in key alignments over the next two weeks.

The key lessons are to remember to look at the larger picture.

To remember that any partnership that requires your erasure and/or the erasure of another is not worth having.

To remember that relationships do not just refer to your personal or professional life, but equally what you do, are and experience in the spiritual realm.

To remember that bridges can be mended, made, or dissolved as needed.

Don´t forget that the Sun conjuncts the Super-Galactic Center on the 24th of September and a New Moon in Libra is coming up on the 28th (in terms of Universal Time).

These are potent times to re-think what being in connection with Others means for all of us – and what we can do about it.

Rituals, affirmations and/or energy practices that release and dissolve karma will be extremely potent in this period (especially as the Jupiter-Neptune square of September 21st remains potently present in the skies, as is Saturn conjunct the South Node in Capricorn).

Remember to ensure that these patterns are not to be transferred, replicated or given over to others: they need to be sent back to Source and/or dissolved if safe transmutation is not possible.

Be very mindful of honoring free will choices especially when working on relationship dynamics involving multiple people.

If unsure, work with facilitators who specialise in this work. Sometimes an outside eye is more effective, especially when the situation is too close to you.

Blessings and Love

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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TERMS OF USE AND SHARING:

Whilst the work I channel, intuit and figure out ultimately comes from Spirit, it still comes through me-as-co-creative a-divine-spark. For legal purposes I share these terms – and I hope you can understand the energetic basis of doing so. We all have to be honored for what we do, and what we bring. That way we keep things sustainable and in integrity.

This post 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 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. How you choose to act on this information is up to your own free will and is entirely your responsibility.

Post / Text © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2019. All rights reserved

Pisces Full Moon (2019) : A Personal Reflection & Lesson in Allowing and Aligning


Right now I’m at a space which I didn’t think I would return to: the Faculty of Literature at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Nineteen years ago, I was a student mentor and facilitator, working with large crowds and beginning the public phase of my social work with the Malaysian-Indian community. Literally thousands attended.


I’m here today for a completely different purpose, and one which makes me feel like I’ve come full circle.


I’m here to support my brother Mr. Mahawin as it’s his first convention. It’s rather prestigious and many different organizations have come representing different parts of world.


He spoke about his Reiki practice and the importance in understanding emotion in diagnosing a person’s causes for illness.

And I’m so proud of him: he did well. My mother and father were in the audience and they were beaming with pride as well.


I am proud of my father Mr. Thannambikkai Balasubramaniam who was the first person to think that Malaysian-Indians (not just from the elite classes) had a place in public universities.

His groundbreaking programs and social reform efforts paved the way for this and countless other programs to occur for this community. And I was a part of it.


So there’s smiles all around. And certainly a feeling of closure.


But you may be wondering what that has to do with the Pisces Full Moon. 


I guess it emerged as the right backdrop for my work today and got me thinking on all the paths I left behind to take this one: and make my own way with Spirit.


This Full Moon has just gone exact at 21 Pisces. It’s happening on the same day as Mars (17 Virgo) opposes Neptune (17 Pisces) and Mercury and Venus are both at 29 Virgo, just about to enter Libra.

(Mercury would have entered Libra by the time this is uploaded)


So I can understand why I would be called, one way or another to attend a program on wellness today. And whilst sitting here, to rethink how my ideas of service have changed over time and the methods used.
Ultimately, one hopes the work they do have meaning and value.


(It was sweet when someone recognized me from back then and another recognized me in the crowd as what I am today).


My academic path was always a very public one – and then it shifted in nature.


You’d laugh if you knew how many people get triggered by the fact I use the word ‘Doctor’ (though not an eyelash is batted if the person saying it is white and/or male).
They don’t know the story behind it or why it meant so much (at one point of time) to so many.


Because it was never about me to begin with. It was about a society and the limits it was told it needed to obey. And once I’d reached a point of saturation with that, it became about something larger.


I’m sure my community would have preferred me to stay in Academia and speak at conventions like this to represent the people. But I allowed Spirit in my life and it took me a different path.


In fact I’m celebrating the 6th anniversary of the website.  (Hooray!)


I still don’t know where that (and my general path) will go, or for how long. Only that it feels like the most meaningful thing I can be doing, despite extreme difficulties.
You just keep learning and growing. And keep moving on really.


That’s really the only message I’ve been getting for some time with this Moon.


Just allow Spirit to do it’s thing. Get out of the way with your ideas of what needs to happen, when, and how.

Connect to and align with a field of unconditional cosmic love

And let things unfold.


You’ll be seeing more of this with the 3rd Jupiter-Neptune (exact) square on the 21st of September.


Does the talk match the walk, and vice versa?
Do our grander ideas of purpose and philosophy support our spiritual experience, or do they pigeonhole it?
What are being asked to surrender at this time to expand more fully in love?


These are the questions that have been coming up for me.


Now given these alignments, you can imagine how triggered some will be.
Find safety, grounding, a quiet space in nature, support systems. That will be healing. 


Reach out for counsel or volunteer organizations if you feel at your wit’s end and may even seek to self harm.


There are just too many possibilities for what can come up from your past, karma, dreams, other spiritual influences and so on.


In most cases: the gentlest approach would be the best right now. Use that Virgoan energy to do what you can with the tools you have or facilitators you trust and know – and know when to pull back and let the Love of Spirit do it’s thing.


Recommended gemstones (remember to honor their journey from the earth) : selenite and rose quartz.


Blessings


Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

The Sky Priestess

Quicknote (7 Sept): Sun-Saturn trine, etc.

Sun (14 Virgo) trines Saturn & South Node (14 Capricorn), squares Great Attractor (14 Sagittarius). Mercury (17 Virgo) opposes Neptune (17 Pisces).

There’s a lot happening right now. For some, it’ll feel like incredible pressure – the kind that breaks the camel’s back. For others, it’s an intense drive to build, anchor, establish..or both.

Irrespective of which way it unfolds for you : choose the path that brings you greatest groundedness and well-being. That is not necessarily the same as being ‘in your comfort zone’.

Discerning between the two may seem confusing. Take a breather and get some help from someone willing and able to help (and honor their time).

Double check the fine-print and pay attention to the details of whatever comes up.

It’s all too easy to give into despair or the sense of being overwhelmed right now.

Break your situation/issue/problem into bite-sized chunks. It may not be the most elegant solution, but certainly a workable one.

In short :

Striving for absolute perfection may not be the best approach.

Just aim for what works.

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

THE VIRGO NEW MOON: RE-MEMBERING THE GODDESS IN THE EARTH (30 August 2019)

This New Moon has been one that caught me by surprise. I didn´t know what was in store for me, but I find myself in the Himalayas. On ancient tribal territory that worshipped fierce feminine deities for thousands of years – later forgotten through the process of widespread political, cultural and mythological assimilation. Travelling through this sacred ground, I feel the tremors of what was once was, and what can be.

Traditional astrology is deeply dismissive of the Virgoan archetype. When I first started writing about astrology, there was very little material that saw it as anything but the stereotype of the neurotic, prissy, bitch. I – and other astrologers – appear to have been riding the same wave of consciousness in linking it back with its older archetypal energies. I´ve been writing about this for some time, and you can look at some of my older works on www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com

But long story short, the archetype of the Virgin is not one that requires sexual celibacy or a puritanical idea of service. It was the energy of a self-possessed woman of her own means, able to make her own choices and decisions. With the advent of patriarchal religions and cultural norms, this archetype was distorted and turned into a nightmarish-comedic-vision (depending on who was telling the tale).

The fierce, feminine archetype of the Goddess as Custodian and Protector of the Earth is very much a Virgoan energy. But it´s important not to take it at face value as so much of this work is about what we uncover in ourselves, just as much as it is about forgotten traditions.

Often, the name of the Feminine is used to placate, represent and/or sublimate one´s own ego-woundings, anger and hurts, and that is one of the reasons why I chose not to center my work on this. I´ve been to so many sacred places across the planet that have, over time, seen the accumulation of (largely) unconscious human projections – to the point of masking what was once seen as sacred. There has, even in the circles that claim to represent it, been a wide-scale appropriation of the story of the Goddess, the narrative of the Sacred Feminine.

And it´s not just a story of womanhood. The Sacred Feminine is found in all things, manifest and manifest. It´s the story of Everything. Every rock, tree, drop of water, man, woman, child, gender-ambiguous-androgynous being – in Everything.

And to heal our relationship with her is to heal our relationship with All Things.

When we consider the energy that Uranus (the Awakener) at 6 Taurus (The Earth) brings to The Virgo New Moon in an exact trine – we see the potential for shifting our collective level of engagement with the Feminine archetype. It does not require a form, label, practice, ritual: It requires only openness.

Listen to the Earth with your Heart wide Open.

Know that your Story and the Feminine Story is One.

And allow pathways of healing to emerge that unite us all.

Whilst there is a sacred space for the rage that Feminine (rightfully) feels at what has been done to her, there is an equally sacred (and necessary) space for healing.

More than any teacher, nature can do the rest of the talking.

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

The Sky Priestess

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Postscript: Something else I wrote re this Moon. It´s as relevant.

Our egos can be sneaky. On the basis of our own life experience, learned information, etc. etc … We generate sweeping generalizations about others.

This then (over time) turns into belief systems that harbor prejudices.

And all the while, the ego continues to collect data and perceive information in ways that support its make-up. Any information to the contrary becomes a threat to it’s identity.

Biologically, this is shown in the phenomenon of cognitive dissonance. We literally feel pain or discomfort when our beliefs are challenged.

And we are hard-wired to avoid pain, or conquer the cause of it.

For all those who seek a spiritual path, recognition of this as the basic starting point for most (if not all) people is important.

For us to truly evolve past our personal and collective karma, we need to look at the judgements and actions that created (and sustained) those cycles.

We need to resist the psycho-biological lure (or comfort) in ‘rightness’ : the kind that excludes others or invalidates their basic humanity.

Keep stripping back your ego.
Keep looking at the roots of your perception.
Keep your mind and heart open.

See where life takes you.

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