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NEPTUNE CONJUNCT MERCURY RX IN PISCES : Dropping the construct, going straight back to Spirit

Mercury Retrograde conjunct Neptune gives us a powerful opportunity to look back at the kinds of imprinting and patterning that led us to filter our psychic and spiritual experiences in certain ways. These constructs can sometimes distort our perception of a situation where we then confuse true spiritual service with energetic parasitism.

The energy of the skies gives us the opportunity and impetus to look at what blocks us from our most present experience with Spirit – and to reorient ourselves back to that space of pure Presence. There are no words that can truly define it.

Feel into it, that´s what the video is for 

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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PLUTO-ERIS SQUARE (2019-2021): THE CHALLENGES OF FINDING BALANCE IN A TIME OF BREAKING AND RE-MAKING THE WORLD

The energy of the skies is explosive, to say the least. The Grand Cardinal Cross involving the North Node (23-24 Cancer), South Node (23-24 Capricorn), Pluto (22 Capricorn), Eris (23 Aries), Moon & Pallas Athena (25 Libra) is erupting all kind of energies into the world. This is a very significant activation because it foreshadows the trajectory of our collective development, focused around the Pluto-Eris square (2019-2021).

Look back to the energy of the past few years – remember the Uranus Pluto squares and the Grand Cardinal Crosses that utterly slammed the planet from 2012 onwards? It´s the same kind of alignment, but we´re (ideally) facing it with a different level of conscious awareness.

Of course this energy has been building up for a while. None of this is something that cropped up yesterday. We´re going to be seeing an intense blast of energy through this alignment as

March 28 – April 4: Pluto conjuncts the South Node (23-24 Capricorn), opposes North Node
March 20-April 2: Eris squares the Nodes (Exact)
April 2 (Near Miss): Eris squares Pluto (23 Aries-Capricorn)
** Note – this square will be exact a further FIVE times in 2020-2021, all between 23/24 Aries-Capricorn !!!

  • * * This is a LONG ARTICLE …. grab a cuppa, prepare to take notes …..

Without exaggeration, it is safe to say that what´s happening between now and mid-April is a precursor to the way Eris-Pluto will break and re-make the world as we know it. It´s a profoundly transformative alignment, but one that tends to bring up a lot of collateral.

Lets look at each player in this square:

ERIS


Eris represents the aspect of Feminine Consciousness which – when denied recognition or inclusion – can wreak havoc on the (patriarchal) system that excludes her.

In response to her (& her children) being excluded from a wedding, Eris essentially sets events into motion that lead to the Trojan War! (Google: Eris and the Golden Apple of Discord)

Whilst it´s tempting to write this as the wrathful feminine avenger – there´s also the principle of proportionality.

Eris´ reaction tends to go for overkill, which is the problem here. She doesn´t make change through reforming the system in a gradual way – she shatters it. (Which – may be wholly appropriate for a system resistant to change – it just means a lot more to be aware of for us)

A word to the wise:

Feminine Consciousness or Representation does not always neatly correspond with stereotypical depictions of gender. One who identifies as male can carry and embody the vibration of the Feminine in its compassionate form, whereas one who identifies as a woman can equally uphold the patriarchal system she has been indoctrinated into. It´s just not a clear-cut male/female divide!

There´s also a much longer discussion that I could have on how feminine wrath/rage is possibly one of the most popular spiritual tropes in vogue now. And how that trope easily pigeonholes people into (yet-again) deeply gendered roles and stereotypes. Whilst rage is sacred and has its absolute place and importance in the spiritual experience, it still needs to be processed and acted upon from a more centered place.

I remember a lot of discussion around the time of the most recent American presidential election. It was quite clear the winning candidate would essentially be the equivalent of the Erisian Apple of Discord. And many saw that to be Hillary Clinton, owing to her gender and a reading of Eris as a champion of the Feminine. (Which is not something I would quite agree with)

I had a hunch it would go the other way as she´s not the type to break the system (intentionally or otherwise) – instead, she´s a skilled navigator of the same system.

Irrespective of our views of the current American President, he fits the bill for the one who brings chaos – even using the inflammatory rhetoric of inclusion/exclusion. I would not see him (by any means) as an avenger of justice or the Feminine – but I easily see him as the Apple of Discord.

And I´m sure this is an uncomfortable point to raise/read – but yeah – Change is coming.


PLUTO


Pluto is of course that which can break, and re-make patterns of generational trauma, experience, and healing. Mythologically speaking, Pluto does not have the best rep with women (remember Persephone?).

I feel that the archetype and energy of Pluto changed over time, especially as more patriarchal narratives came to structure humanity´s relationship with ancestry, mystery, the Feminine and the cycles of birth, life and death. (Another very, very, long discussion).

Pluto deals with issues of health, surgery, medicine, healing, the reproductive system, the bowels, sexuality, death, grief, money, inheritances, divorces, taxes, insurance, abuse, powerful struggles, weapons, war, buried treasures, the power of death, rebirth and transformation – and so on.

It also asks us to get real deep – and to look at factors of illness and healing that come through the genetic line. I suspect that it also rules the processes of DNA transcription and reproduction at the cellular level. Materialistically speaking, it´s also about how we combine and merge energies and resources to create something new (and what happens when we separate from that union).

Emotionally speaking, Pluto sits buried deep in the sub-conscious. It takes work to get to the heart of things, especially when so much of what we consider ourselves arises through the work of epigenetics and early childhood experience. It is the force of life, death, sex and that place where the three merge – or separate.

Spiritually speaking, it concerns itself with the deep waters and hidden secrets of ancestry, shamanistic approaches, lower astral forces, the realms of the underworld, and so on.

What ties Pluto´s astrological influence together (at any level it occurs) is the fact that Pluto will get you to go deep. Even if it means getting you there kicking and screaming. Resolution to Plutonian issues of drama, control, abuse, ill-health can lead to cycles of rebirth and regeneration – but only if you´re willing to get into that deep Cave of the Soul and look the Shadow in the Eye.

In Capricorn, Pluto forces us to dig deeply into the internalized and embodied structures of consciousness which predispose us to play particular roles in power dynamics. Especially as they play out in politics, governance, economic structures, the 1% and institutions that keep the status quo as is (i.e. that which excludes Eris and her children).

It also asks us to look at the same work from the perspective of emotional and spiritual inheritances from our ancestral line. It asks us to be mindful our daily interactions and how they reproduce historical privileges and injustices.

It asks us to do a lot … in other words.
And it really needs to be done.

WHY IS THE ERIS-PLUTO SQUARE IMPORTANT? WHAT DOES IT CALL US TO DO?


As per the ephemeris which I consult, we´ve only seen one other exact Eris-Pluto square series since 1600!: This was between 1906-1912 (23/24 Pisces-Gemini). In this time period, we saw significant political and economic changes across the globe – along with a consolidation or hardening of nationalist attitudes and rhetoric. We also saw the events that precipitated World War 1.

The Eris-Pluto square in Capricorn-Aries (2019-2021) takes place (interestingly) between 23/24 Aries-Capricorn.

What is it about those degrees???

Whilst I´m not saying we´re going to necessarily precipitate the next global war – we do need to be really mindful in these times. And to create more peaceful alternatives that incorporate the needs of more marginalized or oppressed groups and generally create a more equitable system of governance and trade.

We need to be more sovereign in our choices and to stop supporting systems that are corrupt or inflated on their own power and ego. We need to take our power back: at the personal and collective level. And in ways which actually make it fairer for all – including the Self.

That means challenging the status quo and ´conventional wisdom ´ that tells us that ´this is the way things are´. Not from a place of uncontrolled rage, but of more conscious response.

That might sound like an idealist´s dream, but reality is going to get very harsh if we don´t. Get to work, my friends!

The future of our biosphere depends on it.

Whilst the Pluto-Eris square is going to continue unfolding over the course of the next two years (and for years afterwards, depending on what we do in that time) … we see another opportunity and direction of navigation. That comes from the Eris-North-Node-South-Node square (March 20-April 2, exact alignment).

Whilst we´ll be feeling the Eris-Node square for longer than that period, late March/early April is when we´ll feel it most intensely. This is when we´re challenged to find our individual, familial and collective response to the challenge of inclusion and authentic expression that Eris poses to the world. Will we choose paths that lead us back Home? back to our Emotions¨Back to an examination of Ancestry?

Or will we shut down and disconnect – staying in the narrowly-defined material, political and economic definition of success that empowers the 1% at cost to the rest of the world?

How will we create a Human Family in ways that actually heal the past, rather than sweeping ancient injustices under an already-crammed carpet?

I wrote a much longer piece on this – examining the ways that people are turned away from each other and taught to lay blame at those around them, rather than the larger structures that shape their world in invisible, yet undeniable ways. I might save that for a later piece.

So ultimately – what do you do?

FINDING BALANCE IN A TROUBLED WORLD, FINDING A NEW WAY FORWARDS:

I realize that all of this stuff sounds super serious and dire. And it is not my intention to get you panicking or looking for underground bunkers. But you´re here for a reason. Your soul chose to incarnate on this physical-Earth at this vital time in its evolution.

Losing your shit and burying your head in the sand will not do a thing. Claiming that ´politics´ or being cognizant of human suffering isn´t your thing because you´re just that evolved … is … well … not an ideal choice.

It might be a palliative or self-soothing fantasy, but you´re still going to have to come back to these themes and challenges. And the bubble burst ain´t going to be a pretty one. (Hello 2020-2021)

At the same time – Being aware of the world and its challenges does not mean you need to feed into the karma-drama-gloom-and-doom. Shit´s going down, and it´s time to get real about your role in cleaning it up.

So let´s talk about what can actually help:

Developing a daily discipline, routine or structure.

I know it sounds boring. But it´s the kind of stability which the South Node-Pluto alignment allows you to create – and in Powerful ways.

Look at the larger meaning of your life, or whatever purpose you feel aligned towards. Let it be something that truly means something to you – and the way you navigate (or challenge, or both) the power structures on this planet.


Write down your key priorities.

Make sure you make time for:

  • Breath-work / Meditation
  • Spiritual Purification
  • Physical Maintenance
  • Emotional Self-Care
  • Maintaining Family Bonds
  • Inner Psychological Exploration
  • Journalling
  • Your 9-5-what-pays-the-bills-job (if applicable)
  • Learning something New
  • Understanding what´s happening in the world
  • Doing something purely for fun
  • Creating something new and exciting
  • Meeting friends
  • Supporting people and causes that truly support you
  • Altruistic Work / Community Engagement
  • Sleep
  • Proper Hydration
  • Proper Nutrition (Probiotics for the win!)

These are the basics of what each one of us needs to sustain ourselves – and be functional enough to handle the intensity, opportunity and challenge of these times.

Don´t try to find perfect answers to this list. There aren´t any.

Feel free to add anything extra in your own list (as a category of being, doing, etc. you feel is important).

And make the time to do each.

And it gets a lot more complicated if you´re a parent, or a carer for family / elders / those who need an extra hand. But even if it´s 5 minutes a day … try and symbolically integrate these different categories of maintenance, self-care, and engagement.

Which is why taking a more structured approach to it truly helps. It lets you focus on things in the time and space you have for it.

Being able to say – I can spend X amount of time doing Y thing helps you understand where your (current) limits are. And who knows, you may surpass your expectations.

Ultimately – There´s a delicate balance that needs to be found here in feeling, being, sensing and acting, doing, manifesting. Creating a schedule around these themes helps you bring that balance into a more concrete vision.

Strive for that balance. And when you can, do what you can to contribute towards a better world. There´s so much to be done, and so many willing to do it.

In fact, finding that balance is how – astrologically speaking – we´re most likely to survive this Aries-Capricorn-Cancer activation. Look at the lessons of Libra and what it teaches us all.

When we are willing to look at the immensity of this work without immediately reacting to it, we see greater scope for change. But that first requires some level of self-understanding.

As I said for the Equinox/Full Moon in Libra – take the time to just Be. Understand your role in things, and then begin to look back at the larger picture. We still see a tremendous force for healing (Sun conjunct Chiron in Aries) at this time that emerges when we truly begin to understand ourselves, our personalities, desires, ego-mind constructs and values. Some of these will have been shaped by the very institutions and power-scripts that we need to challenge (even at an ancestral level).

Without taking that first step of self-acknowledgement – how can we expect to find a just balance for All? Without challenging our personal dependence or reliance or attachment to certain patterns of historical injustice or oppression- how are we supposed to do this work with others in the world?

Look at your role in all of this.

When you´re ready …
Hold Space.
Look at different points of view.
Including your own
Come to a considered decision.
Be just.
And you´ll find your natural expression of Grace.
(It looks different for each person).

You´re going to be returning to this energetic dance throughout 2019, 2020 and 2021. Take heed and structure your life in such a way that helps you sustainably engage with the world.

There are different ways of finding resolutions to these age-old conflicts and power differentials. But it´s going to need to come from a different way of seeing the world. And that doesn´t come from reaction and fanning the flames of hate.

I look to New Zealand and its empowered and inspiring leadership in response to the recent attack on a religious institution. It does not matter what you believe in (or not), but targeting people when they are in a moment of vulnerability and surrender to their understanding of the Divine is … horrific.

As poignant as the events of that day were, I look to the many ways that different communities are coming together to support those affected. I look to political leadership that values the protection of all its people and is able to show empathy and sensitivity at a time of great pain. And how attention was taken away from the perpetrator of such hate – and given instead to the community in grief, in need of support – and healing. That´s the way we come together.

Let´s aspire towards that kind of leadership and values. Without requiring those changes to be precipitated by such violence and horror.

Let´s find a way to evolve that doesn´t have to be forced by the hand of pain and trauma. But rather by free will, true empathy and conscious, sovereign choice.

Blessings,


Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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RETURN TO THE TRUE SELF, WATCH THE WORLD TRANSFORM: EQUINOX & FULL MOON IN LIBRA

This Equinox and Full Moon at 0 Libra is all about Returning Home To The True Self.

It´s an alignment which asks you to stay in your lane, and focus on your self-work.

You may ask why – and that´s a valid reason. Why be self-centered when there is a world in chaos around you?


Because – that´s where the healing needs to begin.

Many of you interested in my work have a passion towards social justice and decolonizing the mind (and the world created by it).

I support this work fully.

Whilst you can (understandably) frame the energy of this Full Moon in terms of unfairness and the imbalance of global scales or the structural echoes of institutional wrongs…

I´d like to point out that there is an even greater possibility of change heralded by this Moon.

And it asks us to put away our scripts, narratives, conceptual tools – for a moment – to return to the authentic self.

That is a self, a spark of consciousness that knows no time, space, race, memory, trauma. It is the purest expression of you in the world.

And collectively – we have lost sight of that Primordial Self.

This is a harder question to navigate for those with genetic and ancestral memories of trauma, abuse, colonization and genocide. As so much of cultural identity is shaped by the effects of such experiences. It may almost feel like a betrayal that identity to say:

Allow me to experience myself, free from the narrative of the past. 
Allow me to simply be.

Even if for a moment.

And yet – this act can be incredibly liberating, freeing and healing. 
Not just for you, but for your ancestral line (past, present and future)
It allows that line to find expression of self, identity and culture that goes beyond the dualistic construct of oppressor and oppressed.

It does not ignore it. It does not try to mitigate what has been done. 
It transcends it through pure Presence and immediate Experience.

At this time, such work is astrologically supported by the fact that the Full Moon in Libra will conjunct the Super-Galactic Center (1 Libra). It allows us to rewrite collective contracts and notions of justice (and the karmic patterns that hold it all in place). It will also oppose the Sun (0 Aries) and Chiron (1 Aries).

Chiron´s energy brings us back to that pure potential of healing. To allow ourselves to experience – and fill the spaces created by The Original Wound. However that expresses itself for you.

Stay in your lane for a moment (before you head back out there with profoundly new perspective).

Get back to whatever activity, memory or state of being that simply allowed you to Be. 
In Full Presence. 
It differs from person to person.

Take that energy and sit with it. Feel into it and allow it to transmute old codes and patterns that have been held onto for far too long.

Allow both Gaia and the Skies to fill you with new life-force, energy, and perspective.

And then watch how you transform. 
And the many blessings you will bring to the relationships in this world, and the world around you.

Blessings and Much Healing to you all,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

w. special Guest Meena (my grandmother)

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BACK TO THE TRUTH OF THE SOUL: SUN (27 Pisces) SQUARES GALACTIC CENTER (27 Sagittarius)

Blessings to Everyone. Today holds great promise as the Sun (27 Pisces) squares the Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius). We are shown the way back to the Primordial Truth of our Souls.

We are being asked to move away from teachers or teachings that no longer align with our spiritual compass.

Feel free to do so with compassion, forgiveness (if relevant) – and keep on moving.

Others will discover teachers who will point you precisely in the direction you need to be headed: Straight back to yourself.

And as always, be mindful of their time and honor their energetic boundaries.

(And of course sometime its has less to do with the teacher and more to do with the readiness to receive their teaching … also has to be said)

Take notes and be very mindful of the dreams, impressions and emotions that come up for you right now. They are clues to the unfolding chapters of your journey.

This will come big time during the last week of November 2019 when both Jupiter and Venus will conjunct the Galactic Center itself. That´s when we´ll be seeing an incredible influx of energy and collective alignment and movement.

If you are feeling very ungrounded, reach out to those who are able and willing to hold a safe, clean, (agenda-free) space for you. Or find a tree and sit under it.

And remember – Hug a tree and you´ll get one in turn ..

Eat well and stay hydrated. Vitamin B complex and a good probiotic can go a long way (if your system is strong enough to handle it – check with your health practitioner if in doubt).

Watch your breathing and try to find that space of stillness within, even if everything is whirling about on the surface.

This will go a long way.

Right now – your primary focus needs to be on your relationship with your guides and teachers. The rest will fall into place 🙂

Being overly resistant to guidance from a trusted source – and being overly dependent on the same are both problematic in different ways.

Find that balance. Go with truths that resonate with you. And be willing to see your own blind spots in uncovering what that means for you.

Sometimes that will also require you to overturn your long-held beliefs and views on teachings or paths that have given you comfort in the past.

Nothing stays static in the Universe. Nor should it. 
(Sometimes it takes a really long time to move, but it does)

All this comes as we head towards an immensely powerful Equinox and Full Moon at 0 Libra which will conjunct the Super-Galactic Center (1 Libra).

This will be a powerful time to renegotiate contracts that no longer Serve and to reaffirm relationships and contracts that still align with your Soul´s chosen journey.

This occurs in 3 days from now (20-21 March in America/Asia).

As always,

Many Blessings and Much Love !

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Quick Reminder: Sun conjunct Mercury Rx in Pisces

Stay safe, stay hydrated, stay grounded. And keep discerning.

There’s a lot of stuff coming up with the Sun – Mercury Rx conjunction. And it’s a wildcard (hello Pisces). The exact conjunction has passed (Sun is at 24 degrees , Mercury just now at 23)

It can be a powerful day to do some truly life-changing soul-searching and spirit-remembering : if you / your facilitator / ideally both are able to work through this alignment. It’s also very good for those contacting loved ones who have passed or past selves who are not integrated. It’s wonderful for looking past three illusions we tell ourselves and the narratives that hold trauma in place .

That being said …

It can be utterly painful, disassociative, triggering or flat out dangerous for others. Energy is moving through from deep spaces : look at what it is and what it claims to be before engaging deeply . There is plenty of scope for illusion and/or losing the self.

Labradorite and Lepidolite would be my gemstones of choice for this one. Smoky quartz if you need a hand grounding.

Listen to your innermost instincts and follow their guidance. If you can’t feel it (or aren’t sure of what you’re feeling), rest, sleep, listen to some music and/or ground out instead.

If you’re feeling extra vulnerable, practice self-care and find organizations and individuals who are able and willing to support you. Remember to honor their time and energy as well.

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

The Sky Priestess

March-April 2019: Transforming our Relationship with Power, Capricorn & Ancestral Structures of Inheritance

March-April 2019 is a pivotal window of intervention in the way we manifest systemic transformation and restructuring across the globe. We are guided by our innermost capacity to commune with Spirit and re-discover our true power as Sovereign Co-Creators. 

The problem is that a lot of karmic ties, contracts and ancestral forms of parasitism come up at the same time – demanding to be reinstated. This is especially indicated by the South Node´s conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn (late March – early April). 

We´re truly being asked to purge ourselves of these programs and imprints that seek to capture or contain that free movement of Spirit (Pisces) for its own egoic purposes. This happens with the self, then familial ties, then deeper karma with the collective and its super-structure. 

Only if we ´unplug´ our spiritual permissions to reproducing structures of power the way they have been manifest will we actually manifest the Piscean Promise in its cleanest form.

It is worthy to note that the last time the South Node conjuncted Pluto in Capricorn – it was late 1776! This was the year that saw the American Declaration of Independence (the first nail in the coffin of British rule)! Thomas Paine penned an essay called ´The American Crisis´, around the time of the exact conjunction – and it really does capture the present mood in the US today: 

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

Whether the independence of the continent was declared too soon, or delayed too long, I will not now enter into as an argument; my own simple opinion is, that had it been eight months earlier, it would have been much better. We did not make a proper use of last winter, neither could we, while we were in a dependent state. However, the fault, if it were one, was all our own; we have none to blame but ourselves. But no great deal is lost yet.

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The present winter is worth an age, if rightly employed; but, if lost or neglected, the whole continent will partake of the evil; and there is no punishment that man does not deserve, be he who, or what, or where he will, that may be the means of sacrificing a season so precious and useful.

Thomas Paine, Dec 23 1776, The American Crisis

The price paid for authentic, political self-determination by the colonies was war. (And yes, I´m well aware of the one-sidedness of the narrative – and the cost that indigenous persons and slaves would then have to bear in the subsequent wars of Independence and the process of nation-building).

Let´s hope that the Freedom being fought for now is far more inclusive. 

Given the weight of this alignment – it is no wonder that we´re feeling it so intensely now. 

Between April-October, Saturn will conjunct the South Node in Capricorn within 1 degree! That means we´re going to be even more focused on transforming this super-structure and our collective relationship with power (and what we are willing to bear or sacrifice to attain it). It´s incredible!

But what can flighty Pisces do in the face of such weighty matters?

It can remember its connection to The One Source. That mystical place from which all begins, and all things go to end. 
No matter how dire our situation appears to be on Earth, it is but a blink of an eyelid (perhaps even less so) in Universal time and scale. There are answers to be found when we view the situation through the eyes of Pure Spirit. And to do so, we have to go Inwards. 

Deep … Deep … Within. 

That´s what´s the Piscean transits between March -April are encouraging us to do. Here´s a list (+/- 1 day for times across the globe)

Sun conjuncts Mercury Rx – March 14
Vesta conjuncts Mercury Rx – March 17
Sun exits Pisces – March 20
Neptune conjuncts Mercury Rx- March 24
Venus enters Pisces – March 26
Mercury Retrograde ends in Pisces – March 28
Neptune conjuncts Mercury – April 2
Vesta exits Pisces – April 3
Venus conjuncts Neptune – April 9
Mercury exits Pisces – April 16
Venus exits Pisces – April 20

I don´t want to make this article longer than it needs to be – refer to the video for a little more description on what each Piscean player brings to the table. Long story short: It´s time to peel away those layers of karma – and to return back to our connection with Source. 

Practically speaking, 

Be disciplined in your spiritual practice and the boundaries of energy you hold with others.


Ensure that what you do does not fix you into an old structure of material or spiritual power. 

Focus on your sovereign co-creative relationship with the Cosmos. 

Radiate that knowledge, knowing that does not require you to ´sacrifice´ your energy in any way. 

Hold yourself more accountable for the energies you engage with and what you manifest. 

Lead by example. 

Ultimately, the energy of this sextile (Pisces-Capricorn) is available to us for some time. Saturn sextiles Neptune throughout 2019, and the Pluto-Neptune sextile continues for years!

What we do now will help us manifest a clearer, purer and more aligned outcome. It´s a case of setting the right kind of groundwork for the shift that is underway. 

The more we invest into this consciously right now – the more we stand to benefit in times to come. 

And remember – the sextile becomes Yod (or Finger of Fate) when activated by the energy of Leo (the Lion). 

Let the end goal be the manifestation of a world in which the Lion-Child can come out to play in its innocence and purity. 

Let it live amongst the other beings of this planet in Joy, as equal Children of Creation. 

Let each of us lead the way from that space of fierce compassion burning in the core of the Heart. 

What you do now – will have extraordinarily powerful ripples for the future of this planet, and all upon it. 

We live in monumental times.

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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PISCES NEW MOON: Navigation, Transcendence, Maya (March 2019)

Piscean energy is limitless. It is formless. It has no beginning and end. It comes as a wave (or many waves) that ripples across time, space, realm, and dimension. It is associated with spiritual experiences, metaphysical events, psychic gifts – to name a few things. It is also associated with transcendental states of enlightenment or illumination experienced by the Ascended Masters such as Jesus, Buddha, The Magdalene, Avalokiteswara, Mahaavatar Babaji and so on.

In essence:

Piscean energy expresses itself through humanity´s longing to rediscover a spiritual essence or experience of One-Ness with Source.

In practice:

Due to the ways in which we have been conditioned through life-times, we tend to have a more muddled experience – or at least, clarity in parts. Some of us detach from spirituality entirely, forsaking it through escapist, addictive or obsessive attachments and behaviors in the material realm. We forget that Spirit moves through all things, both manifest and unmanifest.

In extreme cases, a person can manifest intense feelings of despair, apathy and/or suicidal ideation because of spiritual disconnection.

Others conflate psychic experiences with spiritual states of attainment. Here is where most facilitators and seekers are. We interpret the gifts and experiences of past lives and alternate realms as markers of spiritual attainment. This is not the case. A person can have no memory of past lives and/or access to psychic powers and still be deeply spiritual.

And of course there are moments where we experience that frequency of enlightenment and – for a brief moment – touch the fingertips of Creation Energy. That´s more of the beauty in Pisces. It is that same impulse that moves through artists, dreamers, musicians and children.

Truthfully, these are all immense discussions – but this is a solid starting point for exploration.

This extraordinary Pisces New Moon at 15 degrees conjuncts Neptune and Vesta at 16 degrees, squares Asbolus at 16 Gemini, and sextiles Saturn at 18 Capricorn and Mars at 13 Taurus. My honest response to this Moon is WOW.

For those of you who are soaring with this energy and are in-sync with it all – just refer to yesterday´s video as it brings through the codes and alignments generally needed. This piece is more so for those who – like me – have struggled with different aspects of this Moon.

Link To Yesterday´s Video (The Cheerleader Version): https://youtu.be/itTYrP9gk5s

This New Moon brings out the full range of these experiences (and then some) especially as it conjuncts the ruler of Pisces : Neptune. Neptune rules multiple systems of the body in addition to our psychic, karmic and spiritual experiences. It controls the function of the Master Gland, i.e. the pituitary gland which controls the function of all others.

Pay attention to hormonal and emotional shifts. Clary sage (oil) can be very useful in helping you ´see´ when you feel blurry, and as can black obsidian (gemstone).

Not everything you feel right now is right, appropriate or real. Sometimes the test comes through discernment, rather than sensation. Humanity has a tendency to ascribe moral virtues to spiritual experiences – but not everything that claims to be good and energetic is.

Take care of your physical body and its needs of nutrition, hydration and rest. Energizing water with elite noble shungite can go a long way in supporting metaphysical processes through the physical medium.

The New Moon is also conjunct Vesta: The Facilitator. As discussed yesterday, this is a time to really look at the contracts of service, servitude, enslavement or self-erasure. You may also want to look up a previous article of mine discussing the ´cycles of Vesta´.

Basically it´s a very intense cycle of valuation, discard, escapism, commitment to some path or focal point of service. The video has a more thorough discussion of priestess / facilitator karma and why we don´t really need that in its old form anymore.

Previous Article: https://bairaveebalasubramaniam.com/…/juno-the-awakener-of…/

The New Moon is also sextiled Mars and Saturn. So those of you with bodies between 13-18 Leo and/or Libra will experience Yods or Fingers of Fate. This accelerates your karmic journey and brings it to a point of climax. You get to choose what you manifest more directly than others without this alignment. (Hang on to your hats though!)

But long story short – we´re being asked to let go of old karmic contracts and ways of relating with structures and institutions of power, toxic aggression, the ways in which we understand authority.

Asbolus´ role in the whole alignment allows us to discover great truths – provided we are willing to let go of the language, conceptual frameworks and articulations that we have constructed to understand Spirit.

Revelation emerges the moment you are willing to empty the cup.

To be humble, to be teachable, to be willing to experience Spirit sans our ideational baggage.

The full scope of this Moon is just … like I said before … WOW.

The video talks about some of the tools that you can use especially if experiencing extreme symptoms. Here´s a recap of some key principles and ideas:

Keep your spaces, inner and outer, clear.

Align your intentions with the highest and deepest expression of Source in it’s purest form.

Remember that you cannot will or logic your way into this Moon, it is one to be deeply felt and intuitively navigated.

Expressing the energy you feel through art, music or meditation is great – if you feel comfortable and grounded enough to do so!

Wear labradorite, black tourmaline, black obsidian and/or black onyx if you’re feeling like you need protection.

Essential oils such as tea tree and Frankincense will be absolutely useful now, especially if you feel your space needs a little clearing.

Remember to check for contraindications and honor the plant material.

What patterns come up, face them with compassion and courage. Be mindful of old patterns that seek to guilt trip you into servitude or self-erasure.

Protect yourself, especially if engaging with volatile people. Compassion is powerful, but it must start with the self.

Feel free to work with this protective space cleansing mantra if in need : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rD9DCqVbMy0

Remember to ground out if you feel overly activated. Avoid stimulants, alcohol, etc. and if all else seems too hard – rest.

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Returning to the Truth of Service: 3 Major Alignments in 26 hours! (Mercury Rx, Uranus in Taurus, Pisces New Moon w. Neptune & Vesta)

We’re going to be seeing three powerful alignments unfold over the next 26 hours.

Mercury stations Retrograde in Pisces
Uranus enters Taurus !!!!*****
Pisces New Moon goes exact with Vesta and Neptune

I am uploading video first, check back for the article tomorrow.
Wanted to share this with you in the flow.

Key themes :

What it truly means to serve.
And why that does not require you to sacrifice your innermost co-creative essence.

Blessings

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Poem: AMIDST WAILING WIND AND SPIRITED SEA

Today´s video is a poem that I wrote a few days ago. It links well with current alignments that provide us with massive windows for evolutionary change. It´s all happening between March 1-7, 2019. You can find out more of the astro-info here: https://youtu.be/cEWlP8eT85s

Enjoy!


AMIDST WAILING WIND AND SPIRITED SEA

A wave found itself alone in an vast ocean one day,
Unheard in a mighty roar of surf and foam,
It whimpered at first
And found no solace
Only the harsh, biting cold
With no face

And so it began
In search of something
It had never known

No one could tell
Where its tears began
or fell
Did even they roll?

Amidst the wailing winds,
The spirited seas.

Where was it to go?

The wave pushed itself higher and higher
Now swollen with grief

In search of escape
from its raucous bretheren
Enmeshed
A whirling dervish of surf and foam
And grief

With no beginning,
And no end

Where was it
To stand?

All who saw it said
What an angry wave this must be

But they could not see
For they did not know

Where its tears began
Where they would end

Did they ever fall?
Were they ever shed?

Did they taste of the sea?
Or were they bitter
With inexplicable regret?

Amidst the wailing winds,
The spirited seas

Lost in immensity

Denied …
simple dignity

Time rolled as a wheel without cessation
Or relief
And the wave grew and grew and grew
Till one day,

Came something new.

It was soft,
It was warm,
A home that it had never known

A shoulder that could bear a single tear to trickle upon itself
Unmolested, unencumbered
Simply Whole.

For a brief moment split wide open,
As vast and as old
As only the Universe could know,

What was once, now no more
A crescendo

Of
Stillness
Silence
A Descent

of
Dare I say peace?

It had come undone.

For the wave had finally found the shore.
And every grain of sand held it close to its chest

And whispered, in tight embrace:

At last,
At last,
At last …

She could finally rest.


By Bairavee Balasubramaniam

Poem & Text © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2019. All rights reserved.

March 1-7, 2019: A week of transformation, embodiment, and collective evolutionary potential! Venus enters Aquarius, Uranus enters Taurus, Mercury RX begins & The Pisces New Moon with Neptune & Vesta!!!

Astounding possibilities for change, transformation, evolution and embodiment meet us in the first week of March 2019!

Venus squares Uranus (first in Capricorn-Aries, then Aquarius-Taurus)

Venus shifts into Aquarius (March 1-2)

Uranus shifts into Taurus (March 5-6)

Mercury stations Retrograde at 29 Pisces (March 5)

The New Moon joins Neptune and Vesta in Pisces (March 6-7) …. and so on

Long story short: this is the time where we can consciously & collectively work together to re-write the script we share with this planet.

This is when we can most consciously look at the programs (from this life and prior ones) that have shaped our relationship to Mama-Gaia and the Feminine Principle that runs through all things (manifest and unmanifest).

This is the perfect time to be thinking through our more entrenched attitudes towards success, prosperity, manifestation, abundance, love, relationships, career, partnerships – and so on.

This is the perfect time to give ourselves permission to live outside those internalized constructs and in greater alignment with our innermost Authentic Being.

We have all been working on these themes for some time now: but it´s crunch time.

It is wise to pay attention to world events as they unfold over the next week – as not all of us are going to embrace these changes willingly.

Because Mercury is stationing Retrograde at 29 Pisces (arguably the most intensely karmic degree of the zodiac), we´re being asked to receive the new codes and vibrations coming in – and to sit with it.

It will take a few weeks for the true meaning of this energy to begin tor reveal itself. Don´t jump the gun in your interpretations.

The temptation to romanticize what we see and feel, or to overlay our older scripts and preconceptions upon this energy will be there.

Over the next few weeks, I recommend engaging in spiritual practices, meditation or simply practices of embodiment and being that allow us to shed karmic baggage.

It will allow us to truly see and engage with these new vibrations of energy – for what they truly are the evolutionary potential they represent .

(see video for more details and exposition on this)

Relationships in general are going to be a powerful medium of change – so watch who enters or leaves your life at this time – and how you choose to respond to them.

Last – but by no means least – the New Moon in Pisces conjuncts Neptune and Vesta between 15-16 degrees on March 6.

This is an extraordinary alignment. We are collectively being asked to commit to a more refined relationship with Spirit and the way we receive and interpret psychic information. It is a moment of true metaphysical potency.

(And that´s not something I say often – the sheer scope of potential during this New Moon is IMMENSE)

Which is why it is so important to align our energies in ways that do not repeat or romanticize old scripts, lifetimes or karmic patterns – that simply no longer resonate.

We´re going to be able to re-calibrate our individual, ancestral – and collective relationship with Spirit, Karma – and what it truly means to be of Service.

We can also use the same opportunity to entrench more of the old – and continue to romanticize abuse, sacrifice and martyrdom.

The choice is ours.

There are so many layers and levels to this energy – and not everyone necessarily works at this level of consciousness (which is totally okay).

You may feel this through physical symptoms, dreams, or just feelings that you may not necessarily be able to name. And some of you may be overwhelmed by it.

Remember that is also perfectly okay to want some support in times like this. Seek out facilitators, safe spaces, friends and communities who are able and willing to do this with/for you. Remember to honor their time and efforts in the process.

And that´s how we learn to coexist.

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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