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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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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2 DAY SPECIALS: HONORING VENUS-MARS´ TRINE TO URANUS (SMALL SEEDS, BIG TRANSFORMATIONS)

Blessings to everyone!

Venus-in-Virgo is hours away from making an exact trine to Uranus-in-Taurus. Mars will follow suit the next day.

As described in my last video, these are evolutionary moments that amplify the intensity and transformative potential of the actions we take in the world.

You do not need to be a billionaire or politician or whatever to make the most of the energy. Because it operates best at the level of everyday actions, habits, rituals and experiences.

It´s more about taking these little seeds of potential and acting on them with what you have, in the present moment. Because they will make big waves.

(And curiously enough, my video got banned on Facebook – I guess it did make waves – you can watch it again here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqlVWPmaOcw&t=4s )

To that effect – for these two days (26 & 27th August 2019), I am opening my booking slots for the 15-minute minisessions.

These are sessions that (at less activated times) already pack a punch and condense enough information to guide you for (min) 6 months to (as observed) a 2-year time period.

Given these skies, they´ll stretch a lot farther.

So in these two days – to be clear – you will be able to book these sessions for whatever time you need, as long as it is available on my calendar. To do so, use this link:

https://theskypriestess.as.me/?appointmentType=8273847

These sessions take a lot of energy to do , and a lot of recovery time (which is why I don´t offer them as often). The pricing and timing of these sessions reflects that – and you will find all the info you need on the link.

* * You have to read the T&Cs and the document on ´Why What I Do Is Not For Everyone´ before booking – links come as part of the booking process * *

I hope you make the most of this opportunity.

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Small actions yield Big changes: Virgo Stellium trines Uranus (last week of August 2019)

Sun, Mars, Juno and Venus are in Virgo. Mercury will follow suit by the end of August. All of them go on to trine Uranus in Taurus – including the Virgo New Moon at 6 degrees (30th August 2019, 10:37 UT) !

In the video, I talk more about what Virgo season asks us to do and how. Here´s a quick checklist summarizing the key themes. Remember that Uranus amplifies our actions in the microcosm – as they reach out and influence the macrocosm.

  • Look at what matters.
  • Look at what you need to do to make it happen.
  • Focus on small-scale changes to routine and daily habits.
  • Don´t expect staggering success or a financial windfall to save the day.
  • Spend a little time each day in the practice of gratitude, prayer, reiki, etc.
  • Help others where you can and remember to give back to your service providers. Take no one for granted.
  • Watch your gut (and general) health and remember to monitor your food intake.
  • Don´t sweat the small stuff, but do draw the line where it matters.
  • Remember to take out the trash.
  • Honor the Earth in meaningful actions.
  • Purify and consecrate your space.

Small actions yield big changes over time.

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.

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Creative Expansion with a Grand Fire Trine!!

Heads up! In about 6 hours from now (approx 22:53 UT 20-8-2019), we will be seeing a powerful Grand Fire Trine with Moon (27 Aries), Ixion (26 Sagittarius), Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius) and Sun (27 Leo).

This is an important astrological window.

Be who you are. Live your truth.

Don’t fall into power traps, passive-aggressive games, people who wear ‘holier-than-thou’ masks or those who play the victim ‘pity me’ card.

Do hold space for those who are vulnerable and who are willing to do the work to heal and step out of those patterns.

If you can.

If it’s all just too much, redirect your energy into self-healing, creative acts that facilitate regeneration.

Ground out, do something useful / inspirational with the energy you do have.

Ignore those who seek to pull you down because of their own insecurities.

Life isn’t a zero-sum game.

You ADD to the collective good the more you live your innermost truth.

Don’t let that expression be co-opted by others’ agendas.

You might surprise yourself with what you create. Give yourself the room to do so.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Image ‘Sunburst’ by BB.

Quick note: Mars leaves Leo

I’ve been mostly keeping quiet whilst healing up – have been a little unwell (just need some time and space). In the meantime, I’ve been paying close attention to people and world events.

But some stuff you just can’t bottle up.

There’s an insane level of entitlement and a lack of connection in so many right now. Good people are getting very very triggered by sheer insensitivity and callousness.

Politically, states show little to no sign of (similarly) acknowledging the sentiments of their populace. Recent events in Kashmir, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe show such trends.

Yes – there’s of course some light and some people who are moving through this Leo-energy with grace, but a lot aren’t.

The ugliness of ‘my view is more important than your view’, ‘my opinions are more important than your loved experience’, ‘my right to rule is more important than your freedom’ comes through again and again.

And it’s going to continue to do so till the end of August.

I’ve been doing my best to not fall into those patterns by pulling back a little and speaking only when I felt it absolutely needed.

I came across this comment to one of my videos that finally made me go ‘ah, fuck it: this needs saying’.

Long story short, an African-American mother was sharing her pain, grief, and fear at just sending her child to school each day. She was scared. The gun violence she’s witnessing made her scared.

And that is completely alright. That’s a very understandable, human, experience. And I did my best to share space with her.

And then … This delightful comment appears about how she’s not tapping into her magic, identity is her choice, fear is her choice, etc. etc.

I finally decided to open my mouth and explained how those comments, in context, were deeply insensitive to a person’s pain. Got an even more callous, disconnected reply.

Pretty words about manifestation and such, but no real humanity. No understanding of the grief this mother felt.

Just the need to say ‘I am more spirituality aware than you’.

And sadly that’s the kind of spirituality without compassion that arises when we erase an understanding of privilege and how that influences the individual worlds we inhabit.

It’s also a pretty shitty use of the Leo energy, which is at a peak right now as Mars is at 29 Leo. It will shift into Virgo within the next 5 hours.

Other planets will follow suit as the month progresses.

Hopefully we can all remember to be human. And to actually speak to each other rather than at each other.

We’re all entitled to our opinions, but truly:

Think before you speak.

This isn’t a contest between right and wrong, better or worse.

You don’t ‘win’ by ‘proving’ another person wrong.

We win when someone is willing to expand their awareness (perhaps your own) – and sometimes that means speaking up for those who are being cast in the shadow of another’s hubris

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

Mars (21 Leo) inconjunct Pluto (21 Capricorn): A Call to Inspired Action

There has been an energy of (amplified) intensity moving across our planet over the past 48 hours (and it will continue to). This is the Mars-Pluto inconjunct: An invitation to act, to be able and willing to engage with the depths of our own psyche.

This is a highly triggering alignment for a variety of reasons. Mars relates to our assertiveness, our agency and ability to act in the world, our masculine / yang archetype. It strongly influences our health and life-force. Pluto is essentially related to the Shadow, hidden insecurities, hidden riches, violence, weaponry, war, death, regeneration, alchemy, rebirth.

The inconjunct is an astrological bridge that brings the energies of Mars/Pluto, Leo/Capricorn together in ways that are uncomfortable or disquieting to say the least. And in extreme cases – be it the deployment of 10,000 additional troops and 5 dead bodies at the India-Pakistan border, two mass shootings in the USA (Ohio & Texas) – this alignment can lead to outbreaks of violence at the personal and political level. Together, they spell out the words ´toxic masculinity´- bearing in mind that this is a pattern of behavior and beliefs that anyone can hold (irrespective of gender).

There´s of course other contexts we can talk about: intensifying protests in Hong Kong, fires in Siberia and the Arctic, ecological activism (and attacks on indigenous peoples) in South America, and so on, and so on, and so on.

Whilst I´m not saying all this is caused by this one alignment, it can be certainly something that fans the flames of war, or at the very least greater posturing that can lead to violence, harm, injury, and so on. It is advisable to be mindful of your body and what you do with it at this time.

Now some of you will be experiencing the positive aspects of this alignment – and that´s great. There´s scope for creatively transforming these shadow aspects and our relationships with them. But if you are blessed in being able to act, with energy and integrity, perhaps do so in a way that can help the collective, rather than hinder it.

The spiritual journey has many prescriptions for what a person can do, as part of their karma-drama-ride through the wheel of incarnation. Some may say that it´s just enough to take care of yourself, or of your family … others say honor your community, your nation … others say heal the world … others align with more celestial experiences. Some of these paths will ask you to turn a blind eye to the world as it is not your responsibility to fix, that acceptance is the true path.

An an intellectual level, I can see the merit of this path – but at an emphatic level, I cannot (personally) condone a path that, in fact, does nothing to mitigate some of the violence, harm, ecological degradation that the planet is seeing. Not to mention the bodies of the young (and old) that pile up in acts of senseless violence.

There are of course scholars and practitioners who understand the path of radical acceptance as a precursor to engagement with the world. Sadly the term (as with many) is used to perpetuate not doing anything at all.

It´s easy to preach acceptance when the problem isn´t in your backyard, when it´s not your children, when it´s not people ´who count´.

And sadly, it will be. These alignments aren´t in isolation – and they will continue – especially in the transformative portal that is 2020.

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A poem by Warsan Shire comes to mind (´What they did Yesterday Afternoon´):

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered
everywhere
everywhere
everywhere.

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So … truly, what does one do?

There´s no one good answer to this.

The only thing that I can think of as a general starting point that can help people find their own answers is to stay open.

Keep your heart open. Be willing to feel that collective grief.

Not to carry it on your shoulders, not to be weighed down and broken by it all …

But as a means of recognition. Witnessing. Holding space.

As the precursor to alchemy and transformation.

Nothing truly changes if we are unwilling to recognize it.

So often we´re overwhelmed by our own emotions and processing and trauma that it just feels like too much to even consider what´s going on everywhere else.

And yet this is exactly what we´re being asked to do.

To be willing to act as true witness.

And to engage where you can, for witnessing the problem does not resurrect the dead or rejuvenate the forests.

Part of the collective inertia that exists comes from the idea that we are powerless to make such changes. Some elements of spiritual rhetoric will have you believe that typing ´thoughts and prayers´ are enough. Whilst there is real magic in this world, it still takes an action to make that intention manifest – be it ritual, a Reiki symbol, time, and focused intent.

Some elements of political rhetoric will have you believe that the problem is just too big for any one person to do anything at all. And that too is a fiction. One ripple set in motion at the right time makes waves. Another ripple carries it forward, and the next, and so on. It´s not the individual alone that makes change, it´s the chain-reaction they are able to participate in (or not).

And if change were never possible, many of us would not even have those basic civil rights and liberties (which others are seeking to erode and push back, yet again). The fact that changes have happened in the world is proof that you too can make a difference.

Sometimes we fear all the shadow that comes up with doing good work in the world and engaging with its negativity. We tell ourselves that our energy will be ´tainted´ if we engage.

Bullshit. Why come here then?

Look at the great mystics of the past: they were not adherents of the system of their times

It was turn the other cheek, not turn a blind eye to another person´s suffering.

I see what´s happening with the Mauna Kea protests as a powerful symbol of engagement, conscious protest and potential for ways that inspired people can come together and resist wrongdoing.

They´ve even built a school to help teach children their traditions, as part of their protest. Famous actors like Dwayne Johnson and Jason Momoa (both excellent models for healthy masculinity, btw. ) have also stepped up to show their support. Now that´s a great example of how actors (Leo) and creative people can join the process of contest and protest (Capricorn).

Let´s take a page from that and think about ways we can engage collectively and do what we can for a world in transformation.

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

When ´Oneness´ Is used to Erase Voice & Agency: The Politics of Spiritual Platitudes in the ´New Age´ Movement

Today I shared a phenomenal poem I read on Facebook written by Ally Lopez. It spoke of the anguish indigenous peoples and other minorities feel when New Age motto-s are used to justify cultural appropriation. And the irony that the descendants of those who enslaved them and took their land are seeking to take their culture (still).

(Link with comments: https://www.facebook.com/bairavee.balasubramaniam/posts/2054455474658437 )

I contextualized it as a powerful catalyst for discourse, etc. and shared it – and we had some insightful commentary from all sides. Some beautiful practitioners came forth to share their world. These were women who were doing their best to acknowledge their own privilege as descendants of those who colonized and lived off the land of others. I fully recommend reading the thread.

But there was hate, vitriol and a lot of defensive white anger that did come through (one more so in my personal inbox – she threw every spiritual buzzword / accusation she could at me, except the kitchen sink).

Let´s just say I didn´t feel a need to sugar-coat my responses – One does not require foul language to make it very clear where another has stepped over a line.

Some people are angry that I´m highlighting these issues. It was easier for them to see me as a good astrologer, as long as I kept silent on real-world issues. And every time I tried in the past –

I was told how this was lowering my vibration.

(Good, I came back to do work here, not float off into outer space)

I was told how this was divisive

(Not in the least. What´s divisive is how some people´s experiences of feeling hurt and their culture misrepresented is seen as less important than those who benefit from commodifying it)

I was told how this was ´distracting´ me from my true purpose (to be this elevated Guru type figure)

(Bullshit. I decide what my purpose is.)

I was told how it´s because we are all One.

(Does that include One bank account? Does that include One homestead? Are the people profiting from cultural appropriation doing anything to help those communities and indigenous cultures they are taking from?)

How there is no black and white.

(Please tell me that when no one has to be afraid of being pulled over by the cops for driving a car, trying to enter their own home, trying to study at a library, trying to go to Starbucks, etc. just because they are racially profiled to be dangerous?)

How we had to ´stop playing the victim´ when speaking about the pain of seeing indigenous cultures diluted and sold, or when speaking about colonialism, slavery and institutional privileges that still result.

(And yes … how just is the world when the privileged get to decide when a person should and should not be a victim of historical injustices? And since when was being a victim of oppression something a person ´played´ at?)

How there was no privilege and we had to transcend it all with Love

(Please improve the lives of those marginalized and oppressed in your own neighbourhood in some significant way before speaking of transcending privilege. Act on what you´re saying, don´t just say it. Also, Love doesn´t tolerate abuse and Love does not stay quiet when a Beloved is in Pain)

They would rather I shut up about what´s happening on Earth and tell them what the skies are saying.

They would rather I speak in generalizations that did not hit home and did not make them question their own complicity in perpetuating hierarchy (albeit in the guise of the spiritual).

To the people trying to shut down those who dare to open a space for brave, honest dialogue and communication, I ask you this:

When did spirituality become yet another reason to bury one´s head in the sand?

When did One-ness come to mean that the voice of pluralism, of the Many, ceased to exist?

It´s called Unity IN Diversity, not without it.

There´s a lot of unpacking we need to do with at the words that are now the mainstreamed vocabulary of the New Age movement. So many of these words have their origins in the civilising mission of Empire – and they´re still being used the same way when someone questions that usage.

So really – is it not reproducing some (if not all) of the old power-plays of church and state that it claims to have transcended ?

So what then is the politics that cuts across the movement as a Whole?

Are we really that surprised to see the prevalence of spiritual bypassing, narcissism and fakery in context of that?

Wasn´t that the EXACT problem that was seen in older, patriarchal systems of control through state and religion?

Think about it …

Now this is not to say that people exploring their spirituality are all idiots or sheep or steeped in privilege. There are some wonderful people who do this work with great sincerity and humility. Across the colour spectrum.

And I can tell you they´re never the ones trying to tell me (and others) to ´transcend it all´. They´re the ones who do the most work in understanding, connecting and giving back.

Now in the greatest context of my work, of course I know these discussions will alienate some people.

Truthfully, I am okay with that.

I am okay with my work standing for something that was just, balanced and connected – rather than trying to filter it through the language of acceptability and centrism that just ends up getting tolerated because people want to get what they can out of it.

I can tell you that none of the people who feel uncomfortable with my work have ever materially supported me in the past, or a likely to have done so in the future. Because that kind of entitlement is equally what their rhetoric justifies them getting away with.

I´m not really losing anything of value here, but am consolidating the space that I hold and who holds it together with me.

(Plus – I have a program that gives a person even more astrological depth and insight that I did before – and people can join that if they want to)

But to wrap this up …

One of the comments I get (which I find hilarious) is when my ability to see these patterns and articulate them is seen as being ´a know-it-all´, or ´elitist´…

The same perception and intellect that was able to delivery insightful astrological posts was once desired … and now ridiculed because it points out an inconvenient truth?

Check your privilege …

Check the politics embedded in your idea of what spirituality should be …

Is what I would say …

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Quick Note on the Leo New Moon

Quick heads up on the New Moon about to go exact at 8 degrees Leo. It squares Uranus at 6 Taurus and trines Chiron at 5 Aries.


Whilst it’s all about the Heart, the Level of Consciousness which we are asked to access this energy at goes a step further.


Whatever creative and healing work you do expands your Heart-Field. This in turn influences the Collective, which in turn influences you. It’s a co-constructive relationship.


Whatever is coming up : Know that however personal it may feel, it’s also a lot bigger than you. We’re all playing out some version of it or another.


Let the energy flow and turn to creative, expressive, healing modalities or activities that being you back to that stage of pure Heart-Presence.


You don’t need too much here. Just Being will do.


Especially as Mercury stations direct on the same day. There´s a phase shift in the way we experience and express energy going on – so don´t try to predict or hold onto one way of going through this journey at this time.


(It´s certainly why I´m scrapping hours of work and redoing my monthly overview)


Keep your eyes open in the wider world to see what artists, dramatists, children, leaders and inspirational figures are doing.


It’ll come back to revisit us in one form or another during the Leo Full Moon in Feb 2020.


Blessings,


Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

The Sky Priestess