Tracing the Path of Cupid´s Arrow: The Romanticization of Woundedness in Relationship Dynamics

Apt for review today as Mercury has stationed direct in Aries, conjunct Eris and Uranus – and squared Thereus in Cancer. This theme came up several times in the workshop I conducted yesterday on healing the sacral chakra.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

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Relationships that are based on shared wounds are problematic – for the most part. Whilst there is merit in the idea that two wounded people can come together to heal one another – in practice, it tends to take a different direction. There are of course exceptions, but – rare ones.

Whilst there are some people in this world who (at least on the surface) look like they´ve got it all together, most of us are processing some level or perception of woundedness. And that is a good, evolutionary step for us as a species. I am grateful to all of the work made by prior generations who made it even possible to have such a discussion today.

What we have done, potentially as a means to ensure survival, or silence the voice of an otherwise (potentially dissident) population – is essentially to say that a certain degree of woundedness…

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Mercury Stations Direct in Aries! (3-4 May 2017)

 

Heads Up! Mercury is stationing direct soon! That means the retrograde is about to come to an end. At this time, Mercury conjuncts Eris and Uranus in Aries and squares Thereus in Cancer. It is important for you to allow yourself to be who you truly are – whatever that means for you. Emotional and family dynamics may be powerful catalysts (or triggers) that challenge you to discover truer, deeper levels of Embodiment and Authentic Presence.

Mercury stations direct at 24 Aries on the 3rd of May at 16:32 pm (UTC time). That´s in the early hours of May the Fourth (Star Wars Day) for those of you in Australia and New Zealand.  Just had to note that 😀

Enjoy!

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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MELBOURNE WORKSHOP (3 MAY 2017) – Engaging the Sacral Chakra: Connection, Co-Creation & Integrity

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13:33:13 Nodal Shift into Leo/Aquarius (April 28 2017)

 

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At 13:33:13 (UTC time, April 28 2017), the mean North Node will shift into Leo, leaving Virgo and the South Node will shift into Aquarius, leaving Pisces. Spend the next 10 hours in reflection, solitude, serenity and and open yourself to the inspiration of the Divine. Answers to questions will come as will the strategy you need to take.

This is not so much a time to push through (yet) with the assertive force of yang, but a moment of pause and stillness (ying) before a potent time for action and opportunity will begin. Chill out and listen to the music of the spheres. You´ll be glad you did. The next chapter is about to begin

 

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS IN AUSTRALIA

Root Chakra – From Anger to Power: a Journey Through the Red Root (Gold Coast, 29 April 2017)

Sacral Chakra – Engaging the Sacral Chakra: Connection, Co-Creation & Integrity (Melbourne, 3 May 2017)

Owing to the nature of my work these will not be recorded but I plan to do webinars on them at a later date.

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TAURUS NEW MOON: ABUNDANCE & ANCESTRAL HEALING (26 April 2017)

 

Blessings to All. At 12:16 UTC (26 April 2017), the Sun conjuncts the Moon at 6 Taurus. This is a very powerful time to set intentions for the material world, experiences and connections that you wish to manifest. My suggestion would be to allow yourself to align with your Spirit and to allow your intentions to emanate from deep within. You will see some of these seeds begin to sprout, or to receive further definition during the Taurus Full Moon (November 3, 2017).

The New Moon trines asteroid Psyche at 5 Virgo, making this an excellent time to re-write the narratives, interpretations and paradigms through which we understand the day to day realities we live in and the service which we receive/provide. This is also an excellent time to take a more grounded and focused approach to matters of health and wellness and in becoming more organized in life.

Mercury Retrograde at 26 Aries squares asteroid Atlantis at 26 Cancer and closely conjuncts Eris & Uranus (23-25 Aries). This brings up ancient information for those who need to receive it at this time and opens a window to help us all understand – what it truly means to Embody the Self.

With Venus at 29 Pisces and the Nodes at 0 Virgo & Pisces – we are coming to the end of a particular karmic cycle. Walk away from what no longer works and prepare for change. Remove the debris that obscures your path. Your journey will begin to rapidly unfold over the next few weeks.

With Vesta at 28 Cancer trined Chiron & Venus (27-29) Pisces, you are asked to release yourself from old roles of service in the name of tradition and familial constructs. As you choose to release outmoded roles, you give yourself, your ancestors and your descendants permission to do so.

What you choose to give to your family or home, do so out of free choice, rather than an obligation or karmic inheritance that weighs you down. This allows Chiron to activate his Healing gifts and abilities, creating a ripple effect through the generational line. You are never truly disconnected from your ancestors (or descendants) and your world/s and theirs continue to influence one another at the energetic level.

The Wisdom you need is within. Listen to your Body and Nurture it. Sit with your Land and hear its Teachings.

At times it is silence that deafens
Air saturated with the unspoken word
A pregnant nothingness.
Where all is simultaneously absent and present
An unknowable state of Creation and Unbecoming
Till we can take no more
and yet we crave the intensity
Till we feel we are about to burst
and be drained all at once
And the lights turn on
(yet again)

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS IN AUSTRALIA

Root Chakra – From Anger to Power: a Journey Through the Red Root (Gold Coast, 29 April 2017)

Sacral Chakra – Engaging the Sacral Chakra: Connection, Co-Creation & Integrity (Melbourne, 3 May 2017)

Owing to the nature of my work these will not be recorded but I plan to do webinars on them at a later date.

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April 23-24, 2017 – Piscean Transcendence and/or Delusion ? …

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April 23 – With the Moon, Neptune, Chiron, South Node and Venus in Pisces – some of you may be on a high with the intensity, depth and magical beauty of romantic and business collaborations – and the Mystery of Embodying the Feminine. If these experiences are grounded in reality, great – if not – you might want to sit under a tree and grab a piece of paper and pen and scrutinize your choices. This is especially true for the next 13 hours as the Moon transits Pisces.
Some of you will have intense spiritual experiences, the tendency (or test whether) to romanticize/ pedestalize/ merge/ escape as you meet old ghosts from your relationships and your relationship with the Feminine aspect of the Self.
Old, aching wounds surrounding vulnerability, abandonment, feeling victimized, feeling unworthy and alone may also come up. Know this this feeling is temporary and it is an illusion (no matter how it real may seem).

You always loved. You are always connected with the Source. You are always the most beautiful embodiment of that energy that you can be at this time. You have nothing to be ashamed of or to compare yourself to as your beauty is innate and absolutely 100% unique.

Read that out loud in a mirror (substitute pronouns as appropriate) if you feel the need to. Hugging a piece of rose quartz and/or rhodocrosite and/or rhodonite and/or unakite will be of use in this regard.
Karmic connections may seem more appealing at this time but remember that just because you may have a sense of history or familiarity with someone – you do not need to revisit a karmic cycle with them.
Not everything that you feel is as it appears to be owing to the Piscean influence and the fact that Mercury is Retrograde as well. So navigate wisely – especially over the next 13 hours.
It´ll be rough, choppy seas for some of you whereas others will move through the veil of illusion in search of a more transcendent truth and deeper levels of connection and healing. And some will simply seek to escape it all, or embrace it all, or both / nothing (you know how Pisces goes …).
Ultimately, it comes down to where you are in your journey and how you choose to navigate it. So …
No need for comparisons. No need for judgements.
If feeling vulnerable, get a blanket fort and/or seeking out people who are both able and willing to hold space for you.
Moreover, multiple astrological bodies are seeking to move into new signs within the next two weeks! Venus into Aries, Vesta into Leo, North Node into Leo and South Node into Aquarius.
We´re going to first clear the emotional waterways as we prepare ourselves for a blast of celestial fire, creation and inspiration!
There´s so much to look forwards to, so keep your eye on the ball 😉
Some general tips:
Stay hydrated
Listen to your body´s needs
Get enough sleep
Stay grounded (sitting under a tree helps)
Write out a list of pros and cons for things (or people) you are weighing up in your mind
Salt soaks with essential oils like lavender and geranium can provide a sense of calm and emotional healing at this time (but always check for purity, dosage and contraindications – especially if pregnant or on medication – essential oils are powerful stuff!). Otherwise work with gemstones in the bath such as lepidolite, rose quartz and amethyst.
And whatever you do, keep the faith. The Universe has a way of working things out, even if the methods and reasons aren´t apparent to you at this time. Ride the wave and hang in there ❤
Blessings,
P.S. for those of you in Australia – remember thcat I am holding a workshop on the Root Chakra in the Gold Coast on the 29th of April and one on the Sacral Chakra in Melbourne on May 3rd. Owing to the nature of my work these will not be recorded but I plan to do webinars on them at a later date.
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22-28 APRIL 2017 NODAL SHIFT + MUTABLE T-SQUARE (22 APRIL W. MARS AND MOON)

 

The North Node moves out of Virgo as the South Node moves out of Pisces. Over the next week, we will see the closing of many chapters of self exploration and growth as we prepare to embark on new journeys ahead.

At this moment in time (22 April 2017) the Moon conjuncts the Piscean South Node whilst Mars in Gemini squares both Nodes, creating a Mutable T-Square.

Use this energy to feel and move your way through the closing cycles or chapters that emerge at this time. Catharsis through the spoken or written word would be beneficial, as will an exploration of thoughts, ideas, communication modalities, memories from childhood and/or relationships with siblings. Keep an eye on your physical health (especially digestive / circulatory issues) and focus on decluttering, purifying, strengthening your relationship with your body and/or ritual spaces.

If you have bodies near 0 Sagittarius, know that you will be experiencing a Mutable Grand Cross. Keep your eye (and aim) at the bigger picture – as you manage the different energies or themes that emerge right now.

 

 

PS – For those of you in Australia, there are two workshops coming up – (1) From Anger to Power: A Journey through Red Root  (29 April, Gold Coast) – (2) Exploring the Sacral Chakra (May 3, Melbourne). More details on the latter soon!

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FROM ANGER TO POWER: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE RED ROOT (Upcoming Workshop in Gold Coast, Australia, 29 April 2017)

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We each experience events that we understand as trauma, regret, grief – and often through these events – there is an underlying rage or anger that is unresolved or unexpressed. We are often shamed when acknowledging our anger as we are told that being evolved looks and feels a certain way. This has gone on for so long that there are so many who feel so depleted and depressed – not realizing that they expend an enormous amount of energy forcing their anger into denial. It takes a lot to keep something as primal, essential and elemental like that under wraps.
In various Wisdom Traditions across the globe, we find deities or archetypes whose wrathful or angry forms give us permission to express the red, hot rage that – often – we find stored in the Base or Root Chakra. Whilst anger in itself can be a destructive force, when transmuted and harnessed – it then reverts to the life-force itself. And through it we discover a channel to our own power.
Not many will understand this journey and some will be downright frightened or triggered by it as the face we wear when in our wrath is not a pleasant, comfortable sight for most. And many will choose to respond to it with fear, avoidance or shame – as it triggers the awareness of the same uncknowledged force within. In contemporary terminology, this is a path that is heavily projected on. And yet, it is one of the most rewarding.
In this workshop we remove the masks and strip away the veils that have been placed between ourselves and our primordial fire. We learn how to explore anger and rage as a distortion of this energy – and how to bring it back into alignment. As we work on ourselves as individuals, we work on the level of consciousness of the group – and the collective. We will also be paying special attention to the energies of the land that have most recently (and vividly) un-earthed so much of this energy, especially in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.
Now this is not an invitation to go into anger and sit in the vibration of self-righteous rage – it is to go beyond it and back to Source itself.
This workshop is not suitable for those who are freshly in the process of working through trauma but more so for those who have already developed a firm sense of grounding.
If you want a sense of the energy I´ll be bringing to the event, watch this:  https://youtu.be/ChxDU0MaCxA
Specifics:
Workshop Facilitator: Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD ; The Sky Priestess
Workshop Organizer: Mr. Greg George – check out my SpiritBuddy Interview with him (he´s a super cool dude)
Date: 29 April 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (please aim to arrive by 9.30 for introductions, we will start at 10 sharp)
Venue: Harmony Body and Mind Healing Centre, 14 Billabirra Cres, 4211 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
30 Places available
Prices: 111 AUD if payment is made before 26th April (Early Bird Special) 155 for on-the-day payment
To book, please contact Greg at 0418 755 068 (between 4-9 pm) Please bring a plate to share for lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments supplied.
Ciao!
Bairavee