Venus, Ceres and Juno at 29 degrees! Revelation & The Feminine

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Venus, Juno and Ceres are at 29 Pisces, Sagittarius and Aries. Each of these bodies represents a different layer of our relationship with the (Sacred) Feminine, and how we embody that relationship in our lives and the partnerships / family we attract / choose / experience it with.

Potential dynamics these evoke:

Control dramas in relationships and businesses
Magical, Synergetic gateways in manifesting with significant others / collaborators

Soul-mates who require you to ground yourself in your own power and truly live the truth of your ideals – this can be a pleasurable, or a painful experience – given the soul-mate in question

Intense mother-child dramas / control dynamics
Opportunities to cut the cord and assert adult independence

Etc.

Pay attention to changes in these relationships in the next 3 days. Black Moon Lilith will be at 29 Scorpio by then … teaching us her own lessons. She finally moves on around Valentine´s Day … I´m going to be celebrating then!

BMLilith´s lessons ask us to recognize the use of our authentic, essential, sexual, primal, magnetic, charismatic, shadow-core Power.

Are you using it to destroy things on an ego-trip? Or to control things for power and security?

Or (even it does require some form of transmutation-destruction)

Are you using your Sacred, Feminine, Dark Energy to heal?

To get off the Plutonian meathook and become the Golden Goddess once more?

To accept all that you are and to be whole in that space?

Only you know. Partnership dynamics, sexual encouters, shamanistic work, magickal practices and shadow-work bring these lessons out to the fore. Some of you may also see it play out with investors or those with whom you have merged energy and assets.

And remember … The Leo Full Moon /Lunar Eclipse is on the 10/11 of February! We´re heading into the eclipse´s shadow!

Look at the dynamics that now arise for you.

Take the time to feel through them – everyone processes differently.

Write things down – it makes similarities easier to see

Some of these will be strengths, and others will be choices that have led you to revisit certain karmic lessons. Ones which perpetuate the myth of your unworthiness, impurity or weakness.

Don´t beat yourself up about things.

Just know that you always have the right to make different choices.

So if you much choose something, choose a life that honors the Feminine (alongside all Else) – and one that honours YOU.

Doesn´t matter what sex or gender you identify with – the Feminine moves through us all!

Be aware of societal cliches, norms and moral codes that tell you that the Feminine can only be sacred if she chooses not to be whole in her power.

That´s not going to end well.

So your use energy wisely.

Ciao ciao!

 

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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AQUARIUS NEW MOON : MAGIC, BUT AT WHAT COST? CUTTING THE CORD ON ANCIENT PATTERNS OF ABUSE

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The New Moon went exact a few hours ago. The Sun (8 Aquarius) is conjunct Isis, Osiris and Lachesis (9 Aquarius). The Sun also trines Circe (8 Gemini) and squares Pandora (7 Scorpio). These are incredibly magical aspects – they give room for the accessing of different frequencies or domains of consciousness – but at the same time, they remind us of the power of Choice.

Magic, synchronicity, energetic alignment – call it what you like – is essentially neutral. You get to choose how and where this energy is directed and used. Many doors will be present for you at this time, so choose wisely. Some of your choices will get projected upon, especially if you resonate with the archetype of the vilified, excluded, maligned (Magical) Feminine.

The Isis-Osiris pairing gives me hope, it speaks to the Feminine sinking back into the depths that she may perform the re-constitution and resurrection of the Sacred Masculine. Then he too, can stand in his power. That is, at least, the ideal. It is wise not to project this narrative onto your external relationships ,but to focus on the one within.

Whatever unfolds externally is (more often than not) beyond your Control as it involves the Will of others. Bring in your guides / prayers / focus to the level of healing – and give it time to fully manifest.

Ultimately, this Moon is about what you, as an Individual, understand about your Journey, the levels of Consciousness you can access – and how you embody it as part of your role within the wider Collective. Like a musician in an orchestra, the best thing you can do is to play your instrument the best way you can. And that feeds into the final symphony that the whole will produce.

Lachesis´ role reminds us to vent the poison of the Serpent – in-built resentment that accumulates within the body´s cells and becomes energetic (sometimes physical) toxins. Sit with the energy of Gaia and ask her to receive this energy, transmuting it into Love, or some other useful form of energy. You may find catharsis through tears and release, and with it the movement towards healing.

Circe and Pandora warn us about using magical energy in ways that will perpetuate old karmic dynamics and old projections onto the Dark Feminine. There´s a lot of bluster in the world right now – and many are seeking to inflict pain as they have been hurt – choose another path. It will hurt less, in the long term.

Venus (24 Pisces) is taking a pounding at this time from it´s square to Saturn and Ixion (24-25 Sagittarius), trine to Thereus / Vesta and Atlantis (25-26 Cancer) and sextile to Sedna (25 Taurus). None of these are necessarily ´easy´ bodies to deal with. You may find this playing out in romantic relationships, business or financial collaborations, your relationship with the way you embody the Feminine, or in the karma you associate with Her, family dynamics, your relationship with teachers – and so on.

Compassion and detachment are the way to go, but probably the hardest to put in place at this time, given this alignment.

Saturn demands commitment and (like Ixion) signifies authority, sometimes in a tyrannical form. Watch the way you treat and are being treated in significant partnerships. Thereus, Vesta and Atlantis ask you not to confuse the path of compassionate service and nurture with karmic contracts that demand your subservience. The difference may be difficult to see, especially with covert emotional bullying tactics afoot.

I am glad Lachesis is about in the skies – it, like the Serpent, ´spits´ out the energy for all to see. Even as the truth is revealed through catharsis, remember to allow the energy to shift. The Serpent´s poison requires an alchemical process to become medicine, or antivenom.

Those with placements near 24-25 Libra will experience a powerful Yod involving Venus and Sedna. Ideally, this will bring you to a swift resolution of energy that allows the Feminine to rise from wrongful confinement and abuse – but in a way that honors all.

In practice, it may be less elegant.

Asteroid Siva at 24 Libra reminds us that the Divine Masculine is present and can serve as a compassionate mediator in the clash between the wounded Feminine and the Tyrant who hurt her (but blames Her for his actions, and for getting pissed off about it).

With Nessus (3 Pisces) so close to the South Node (4 Pisces), we are all being asked to face the deepest wounds which make us feel disconnected from the Sacred, however we choose to define it. Sitting with that pain and vulnerability can bring us to new levels of healing. And that can feel like the hardest thing to do.

Remember that Jupiter (23 Libra) is still opposed Uranus and Eris (20-22 Aries) whilst trining Narcissus (22 Aquarius) and squaring Magdalena (22 Capricorn). You´re going to be seeing this dynamic across the board. The Rising Feminine wants to Awaken, but the question is – at what Cost? How do you Force Awakening upon those who simply do not wish to See? Is it really worth the effort?

In response – I would recommend calling upon the energy of the Magdalene. Visualize the rose and fill your space with pink or magenta energy. How would She respond to these challenges? Her answers move the world and the currents of awakening now streaming into us all. Especially during the final Eris-Uranus conjunction in March 2017.

During this Aquarius New Moon, my counsel would be to sit with that which angers, provokes or makes us feel utterly vulnerable. Seek your answers in the muck within, and you are likely to discover paths of action that shift ancient energetic dynamics. Though, if you must speak – for yourself – then do so. But do not place expectations on how your truth will be responded to.

This is not the time for escapism or denial.

Call in the energies of angels, guides, planetary consciousness to transform your circumstances (or to show you ways of freeing yourself to do so). The Magdalene is a powerful ally at this time, as she always is.

Different people will respond to these energies differently. Some of you will soar through it as you have cleared your karmic resonances. Or perhaps your tests may come with different alignments, or you´re where you need to be with the level of consciousness you are at right now. It´s all good. Others will occupy one role (or the other, often both) – and the test comes in choosing to walk away from old dynamics and power-plays.

Look to the Aquarius Full Moon in August 2017 to see the seeds of your actions and intentions begin to take form. Remember that all that occurs outside of you, as vast as it may seem, in some way, reflects what is happening inside of you.

Finally – and this is a suggestion from my bro who read this piece before publication: watch for knee-jerk actions. You may replaying out old dynamics without even realizing it.

Astrologically, that fits in well with the fact that Mars is now at 0 Aries, whilst squaring Persephone (29 Gemini). Persephone speaks to where we may feel trapped in parent-child dynamics, or in dynamics with one´s partner. It speaks to a loss of agency (either to Mother Ceres or Partner Pluto) and ways that one´s power can be regained. Chose your actions wisely.

Mars has other alignments that make it as critically aspected as Venus is right now …. so what the way you act and react with the dynamics of the Masculine (just as you are with the Feminine – and no – that doesn´t map neatly onto the gender binary – everyone´s playing them out in their own ways).

If you´re not sure what to do – reach out to the counsel of friends (with their consent, know that they may have their own stuff to deal with).

Friends and supportive networks may or may not have the answers you need – but know that you are not alone.

Big Hugs,

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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THE SKY ISN ´ T THE LIMIT: SERPENTINE ENERGIES, KARMIC PURGING BEFORE THE AQUARIUS NEW MOON

halfsubmergedfigureAt this time, Venus conjuncts Chiron at 22 Pisces, whilst Nessus (3 Pisces) conjuncts the South Node at 4 Pisces. Tomorrow (27/1) the Sun will be conjunct Isis and Osiris at 7 Aquarius, before conjuncting Lachesis at 8 Aquarius. The Moon will join in on January 27/28 (depending on where you are in the world), creating the Aquarius New Moon.

The Venus-Chiron conjunction asks us to be open to wounds (from the past, from relationships, from karmic dynamics) and potential sources of healing and/or inspiration that arise through our connection with Spirit. Tread gently in the knowing that everyone is bound to be easily triggered at this time – including yourself. But also bear in mind that you are more likely to find an emotional or spiritual resolution if you are willing to face the issue that plagues you. Escapism, often, does not help. Though – if you need a time out – communicate your needs clearly to avoid further muddying the waters.

Nessus has been called the abuser´s asteroid and it highlights to us places where we feel utterly disconnected from God/dess, often through abuse of some kind. In Pisces, this energy is more likely linked to past-life / karmic patterns. With the South Node here, you are asked to experience and face these energies, calling upon the Virgo North Node to provide a sense of direction in seeking practical tools for healing, grounding and the creation of working boundaries.

With all this emphasis on Pisces, remember to stay grounded and present as you face the depths of your own experience. Simple grounding techniques can go a long way:

Sit beneath a tree or walk in grass.
Spend time by bodies of water and reflect / meditate.
Use gemstones like smoky quartz, blue lace agate – gentle facilitators of grounding and release.
Essential oils like vetiver can help you avoid escapist tendencies, whilst lavender can calm turbulent emotions (check for contraindications and dosage issues beforehand)
Eat well – soups and nutritious foods are the way to go.
Ensure adequate water intake.
Sleep – you´ll process heavily at this time, give yourself room to do so

Last, but not least – I am excited to see the Sun´s conjunction with Isis and Osiris coming up tomorrow, not too long before the Aquarius New Moon goes exact. No matter what is going with you right now, remember to anchor or set intentions for you to access the vibrations of multidimensional consciousness. It sounds lofty, but we´ve been intensely at it – especially since 2012.

Keep your eyes set on the skies and know that whatever you are clearing, healing, transcending or integrating now is a part of the process – one that will allow you access and expand your consciousness, beyond what you expect is possible.

Those of you into homeopathy may want to consider working with Lachesis (it´s astrologically highlighted at this time a well at 8 Aquarius). Lachesis is derived from the venom of the bushmaster snake – it is recommended (not exclusively) for those with menstrual or menopausal issues. From personal experience, I have found it to be immensely effective in releasing truly deep-seated emotions, especially the difficult kind. If considering its use, consult a professional first.

Otherwise, you may want to consider the symbolism of the serpent and how it may be highlighted in dream-time messages, wordless inspirations, or simply appear to you out of nowhere. This is an excellent time to ´spit out´ the ´venom´ that you´ve been holding in – not at others, not to harm – but simply to unburden the self. Be sure that you´re not using others as vessels or punching bags in the process. No one needs to play that role for anyone else.

Ask Mother-Gaia to ground out and transmute this energy – and you´ll find yourself feeling clearer and more empowered.

Let it out, and send it to the Earth. Holding onto blame, shame and guilt empowers no one. That does not mean that you do not hold others accountable for their actions, you are simply no longer victimized or held hostage by it.

With so much Piscean activation in the skies, do not let your mind limit the scope of healing possibilities that are now present to you. Spirit knows – so speak to the part of you that is connected most intimately with /to /as it.

And Remember …

The Sky Isn ´ t The Limit …

Blessings and Love,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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ANCIENT ENERGIES RESURFACE WITH THEREUS, MARS, JUPITER, ERIS AND THE GODDESS ASTEROIDS (24 JANUARY 2017)

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Emotions are running high and deep, ancient wounds, hatreds and prejudices are re-surfacing surrounding the age-old relationship between Masculine and Feminine. This isn´t just about what´s happening in our personal, day-to-day lives, but it´s happening at a far vaster, societal scale.

Compassion, forgiveness, faith and detachment. These appear to be our most powerful tools in addressing the energetic basis of of karmic ties that no longer serve. That´s the ´high road´ to take, but it damn well isn´t the easy one.

Astrologically, we see this expressed by the following aspects to Mars (our representation of the Masculine at 27 Pisces):

– Mars trines Black Moon Lilith (27 Scorpio) and Thereus-Vesta-Atlantis (25-26-27 Cancer), creating a Grand Water Trine

Those playing the masculine role in relationships, take a step back and see what you´re doing. Are doing what you need to do, or simply pouring oil on troubled waters? Be bold and step out of roles you no longer need to occupy. Ambiguity in your intention does not help. If unsure, do nothing till you find your flow once more. If you´re making yourself or another person feel victimized – check yourself. Look at the bigger picture that you are a part of.

Those playing out the wounded feminine role, express your emotions but do not seek to take others hostage by them. We are all, at the end of the day, sovereign beings (in a co-creative partnership with the Cosmos). Our emotions are our own, and whilst we do not need to put up with situations or people who hurt us, we cannot demand comfort either. All are beings with their inherent Free Will.

Generally we resonate with both roles or dynamics and swap them around, so it´s not a clear-cut dichotomy. Emotions are incredibly intense with these alignments. And it´s a powerful time to simply say – Nope. Letting go of this pain, role, or dynamic. And whilst that´s liberation – it´s also terrifying as it requires us to step into the unknown.

Many will find the gemstones larimar and/or atlantisite particularly useful – but they are incredibly intense to work with. Past-life regression work can be useful, if you know you´re with a skilled and grounded facilitator who can put things into perspective.

Thereus´ role reminds us to look at victim-abuser dynamics, especially those legitimated and played out through the generational / familial line. Watch out for emotional bullies, especially those who appeal to you in the name of tradition or cultural norms.

– Mars squares Moon / Saturn / Juno / Galactic Center (23-27 Sagittarius)

Watch out for conflicts with authority figures, the elderly, our bosses / seniors at work and anyone or anything who seeks to teach and uphold the values of ´the old guard´. You will find people of power and teachers who seek to break through the old, but only if they act from a place of alignment. More often than not it´ll be the other way around (power seeking to save itself and the structures and beliefs that enmesh it). Guide your actions (Mars) through an inner alignment with the clarity of Spirit (Pisces)

Juno and the Galactic Center also square Mars. Whilst Juno is understood as ´the soul-mate´ – bear in mind that soul awakening is not always a friendly or happy process. You may find someone you feel spiritually significant or connected with you bringing these lessons and challenges to you. It´s a hard one to negotiate. The Galactic Center beams these messages, these multiple Truths to you and tests your responses. There really is no getting away from this. And our individual responses make up the whole.

There is a huge difference between leaving a situation in full presence and between emotional and spiritual escape. Bear this distinction in mind as Mars in Pisces tends to check out when it can´t handle stuff.

If you have natal placements near 23-26 Gemini or Virgo, expect even more intensity. More need to find practical ways to harness and express what is coming through.

For those feeling overwhelmed, this is a good time to retreat into the blanket fort and sleep it through. You process a lot in that time. Take care of the basics – food, rest, good nutrition and do your best to stay grounded. For those who feel vulnerable and raw, rhodonite and rhodocrosite are wonderful gemstones that can help you feel nurtured at this time. For those who need clarity of mind, try smoky quartz and sodalite.

Ceres (27 Aries), the Mother-Nurturer / Mother-Smotherer also trines Juno and the Galactic Center (26-27 Sagittarius), squares Thereus-Vesta-Atlantis (25-26-27 Cancer) and inconjuncts Black Moon Lilith (27 Scorpio). In other words, she also activates all of the points above.

Mother / Parent-Child dynamics are going to be played out on a major scale at this time. It is wise to look at the parents we internalized and the inner child we (often) suppressed to seek lessons, paths and guidance for healing. Family issues and the drawing the appropriate boundaries are going to be very heavily highlighted. The gemstone dioptase can be of great benefit in working through these dynamics.

Those with placements near 27 Virgo or Gemini will experience a Yod (Finger of Fate) bringing you to a set of karmic crossroads – key decision points which can accelerate and intensify your life-experiences and learning curves – so choose wisely.

On top of all of that – Jupiter and Aphrodite (22 Libra) are opposed Eris (22 Aries) at this time. Our relationships and collaborations stand to bring us growth, but (often) through challenge. Aphrodite challenges us to find systems and laws that allow the sensuality of embodied presence of the Feminine to be acknowledged. Eris calls for an absolute realignment of social values and challenges us to break down the walls that inhibit the worth and value of each individual to be recognized for what they are. To say that it´s volatile energy would be an immense understatement.

Whilst Aphrodite and Eris can work together well in this opposition, it´s Jupiter´s adherence to older norms, social values and the hierarchies they legitimate that creates the tension. Changes in law are imminent.

Pay attention if you have anything nearby 22 Cancer and Capricorn as that will then create Cardinal T-Squares or Grand Cardinal Crosses. This brings immense pressure and the need to change or consolidate one´s sense of direction, purpose, sense of self and partnerships in one´s life.

I wish I could tell you that everything was hunky-dory in the skies, but sadly – it is what it is. And we do our best to respond. Whilst there will be some of you facing this intensity without issue, the vast majority is not as likely to feel that way.

As a general rule:

If you can be kind, be kind
If you can sleep, sleep
If you can walk out of unhealthy dynamics, walk

But remember to self nurture.

You´re not much good to anyone else if you´re knocked of your feet at this time. Remember to draw appropriate mental, physical and emotional boundaries at this time. And stay present.

With Mars (27 Pisces) and Saturn (23 Sagittarius) opposed Atropos (24 Gemini), it is an excellent time to cut away old or outdated mental constructs internalized from early childhood. Atropos is the eldest of the Three Fates – it is her scissors that ultimately cut the thread of life. And as I would read it, recurring karmic dynamics.

Blessings and Love to All,

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Astrology as Bone Medicine.

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Astrology (whilst it remains relevant) is a beautiful discipline. I would understand it as the equivalent of bone medicine in the spiritual world. Which is why I do it. You see the energetic structure and flow of individual concerned and understand the steps required to bring the multiple bodies (physical, emotional, energetic, astral) and so on, into alignment.

There´s a profound intuitive component to the work as well and an intellectual one – and it takes all cylinders firing. My work brings in the empathetic channels that convey psychic information and impressions to the mix. And they all synergize.

The beauty and terror of astrology is that – done well – it gives you a penetrating insight onto the nature of the soul and the level of consciousness of the human mind that expresses it. There are specific bodies and tools which let you mathematically understand what is being expressed, experienced – and when does it move into something else.

Which is why, on many occasions, my clients have often remarked about how scary the process of being seen is. And most of them seem to enjoy it 😀

Nowadays, I receive an impression of the person, their needs and potential remedies before a session begins at all. The astrology becomes a referential point where they have some cognitive, verbal constructs and references to make sense of what I´m doing – and the shifts that result.

In itself, astrology is a potent tool of liberation. An astrologer who is not weighed down by disciplinary dogma will also be able to see when the moment the chart is willing to shift into an altogether new configuration – and when – as I have seen with certain individuals – the discipline and its calculations are no longer applicable or required.

This is the same work that 5D+ facilitators do – changing the energetic structure of an individuals relationship with themselves, the Cosmos and their perception of reality – albeit using a different language.

Potent bone medicine indeed ….

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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LIBERATION FROM KARMIC CYCLES (AT LEAST SOME OF THEM): Sisyphus-Crantor-Okyrhoe (1-3 Aquarius) opposes Vesta-Atlantis (2-3 Leo)

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My attention was brought to this alignment as I started digging in my mum´s chart to understand why I´d been drawn to doing ancestral work with her at this time and how it can be better facilitated. I´ve been using a powerful combination of essential oils and energetic work along with my brother who works with the meridian system – and we´ve been seeing dramatic shifts in her energy and our own. Hence, I looked to astrology to get the ´why now´ behind it.

I figured this info would be of use to the collective as well 🙂 Especially to the practitioners among you.

Okyrhoe (3 Aquarius) is the story of the daughter of Chiron and Chariklo. She is transformed into a mare by the Sun-God Apollo for revealing the fate of humanity (to humans) before it was time for them to know. I have always viewed this aspect as a sign of spiritual and emotional disconnection from one´s gifts – putting it mildly.

Sisyphus (1 Aquarius) is effectively, the story of a man who tried to be a wise-ass, taking shortcuts and wanting to shortchange the gods. He is eventually caught and punished by having to roll a big rock up a hill whereupon it just rolls back down, in perpetuity.

And Crantor (2 Aquarius) is effectively the reminder to let our voices and self expressions to be heard. So – catharsis comes through the revelation of personal truth or opinion.

With Okyrhoe, Sisyphus and Crantor in Aquarius, the focus is on the intellectual constructs we use to create our worldviews and the ideal images we have of them.

All these oppose Vesta (2 Leo) and Atlantis (3 Leo).

We are encouraged to step away from deeply entrenched karmic dynamics that force us to abandon our creativity, sexual energy, passion and zest for life.

We are equally encouraged to step away from karmic dynamics which involve the use or abuse of creative, sexual energy for less-than-heart-aligned purposes – especially through the form of ritual within hierarchical institutions (the two usually go hand in hand).

Some may identify with the role of the abuser and others with the abused (or both).

One way of teasing out the two is to consider the dynamic tension between confidence and vulnerability. The challenge with Leo is to know when you´re really feeling what you´re feeling, or whether it is a mask that you have worn for far too long. So much so that you´ve forgotten what your true ´face´ (identity, emotions, etc.) looks like.

For those with strong identifications with Atlantis or Lemuria, this is going to be bringing up past life-work big time. And whilst there´s a lot of gem-tech (crystal work), knowledge and power associated with Atlantis (in particular), it´s also associated with inequality and the abuse of power, especially through ritual.

With Vesta (The Priestess) about, some may try to convince themselves (or others) of the Golden Days and encourage bringing back the old ways – when priestesses had greater political and symbolic significance. Now whilst I can see where that´s coming from (having been there myself) – post-shift, it doesn´t look as straightforward a wish.

There is karma attached to it and of a kind that many in the Priestess / Goddess Movement simply do not want to even acknowledge. Refer to my previous article on When Not All Darkness is Sacred: Things to Bear in Mind when Embodying or Channelling the Dark Goddess. She plays a … tremendous role in 2017 …

Let me put it this way …

There´s something that we used to consider sacred, stuck deep within the muck and the drama, but there´s a lot of muck to get through as well.

Be on your guard for overly … rose-tinted views of the situation because that just means there´s a lot of Shadow work to equally address.

Be open to the idea that we are collectively being asked to re-imagine energetic forms and vibrations of what we consider ´sacred´, in ways that transcend the gender binary.

Some of this is new codes coming through and other parts of it are re-purposed aspects of the old-paradigm. The trick lies in knowing which parts of the old need to stay and which parts need to go.

Those with Lemurian connections have a different experience of the energy, though both civilizations were profoundly linked.

Now does that mean you have to go into a past-life regression to have a deep, dramatic, earth-shattering revelation to work on all this?

Nope.

You can, but you don´t have to.

Past-life work is great, but it´s important to remember that

– we´re here now –

Whatever you did way back when / had done to you does not need to continue writing the script of your current reality.

If you do choose that modality, learn and experience what you need to, but remember to let go and move on.

This applies especially to those who are experiencing the extremes on the victim-abuser spectrum (and. It really does come down to individual choice – how you choose to structure your relationship with the past, the present and the future you wish to create.

This is not meant to disrespect those who specialize in past-life work. It is a profound modality, but one that has been over-used and diluted in mainstream spiritual discourse. And some do use it as a form of escape or avoidance. A good practitioner will be able to tell who this work is best suited for (or not).

The challenge lies in going deep enough to the unconscious aspect of you still making those choices and working from that level.

That is where tools like gemstones, oils and such can be of great benefit – as can facilitators who know how to address such questions from the 5D level (at minimum). But as with anything you try, please do requisite research beforehand and seek professional advice if in doubt.

Whatever you do, if you find yourself 100% invested in your script / your narrative of the world / and the tragedy-drama-pain-joy of it all – chances are there´s something to shift there. (That would be the Leo).

Use whatever tools / paths you need to find what is truly joyful, authentic, playful, sexual and creative within. And look at the lenses of perception you use to filter those deeper impulses and interpret them. It doesn´t always look like what we´re led to believe and is a truly individual experience. And, as Sisyphus reminds us, there are no shortcuts.

In terms of time, you´re going to have the opportunity to work with this through the first four months of 2017 – as Vesta will be closely travelling with Atlantis through Leo and Cancer (as part of their respective retrogrades).

Based on these alignments, here are some suggested tools:

Gemstones:

Rhodocrosite – sexual trauma, abuse, tender love
Optical Spar – seeing the truth behind illusions
Carnelian- cleansing the sacral chakra and re-energizing it
Atlantisite – working through outdated karmic contracts, particularly victim-abuser dynamics (this is a pretty hardcore gem, so make sure you´re in a place to work with its energies first)
Larimar – connects the archetypes of Fire and Water, Sky and Sea – encourages a more balaned relationship with the Feminine, deeply useful in past-life work

Oils (check for contraindications, dosage, proper storage instructions etc. with a professional before use – the oils, like you, have a life of their own and work multidimensionally – these are caricatures of their properties, albeit useful ones):

Vetiver – Grounding it back to the body, going to the root of an issue
Bergamot – self-love, self-acceptance, self-criticism, self-doubt, feelings unworthiness
Cedarwood – belonging, safety, anchoring
White Fir – generational issues (mother´s line)
Douglas Fir – generational issues (father´s line)
Frankincense – revelation
Black Pepper – stripping away the masks

Get your oils after doing your research – whatever company you choose is up to you. It´s a personal choice – but – do the research first!

I decided to work with DoTerra and – at a personal level – I haven´t quite found anything else like it that works as deeply or as effectively. That does not mean that I think other companies are bad, unethical, whatever – it´s just what I resonate with. If you´re interested in learning more about it, just let me know. At the end of the day, you have to do what is true for you ❤

Mantra:

When it comes to matters of the Sacral Chakra, I highly recommend working with the mantra of Prathyangira Devi (The Lion-Goddess). Unlike many other channels of Divine Feminine energy, this particular deity was not … exposed to ? forcibly merged ? with belief systems that devalued the feminine. Her teachings were kept a secret and shared with selected initiates. Her energy has re-entered the consciousness of the world now and one begins to see her temples emerging.

If there´s anything ´negative´, parasitic or simply stagnant – She´s not gonna let that stand 😉

Facilitation / Sessions:

If you like my vibe and would like to work with me in session, check out what I do here. Currently have slots open on alternate days till January 8th, 2017. May do a further round after mid-January, let´s see how the flow goes.

https://bairaveebalasubramaniam.com/2015/03/20/astrological-readings-and-facilitations-offerings-and-rates/

So, happy clearing!

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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27-29 DEC, 2016: HIGH DRAMA AT O.K. CORRAL – THE SHENANIGANS OF MERCURY RETROGRADE AND THE MOON

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The next three days (27 – 29 Dec, 2016) will be blanket fort days for many. The Sun heads for its conjunction with Mercury Retrograde at 7 Capricorn (tomorrow) whilst currently trining the North Node at 6 Virgo. At present, the Moon conjuncts Saturn at 20 Sagittarius (activating Uranus-Ceres-Eris at 20-22 Aries, Jupiter at 20 Libra, Chiron at 20 Pisces and Venus at 23 Aquarius). Mars conjuncts the South Node at 6 Pisces. Uranus is preparing to station direct on the 29th.

Please Note: If you live in Asia/Australia – it´s more like the 28-30th of December.

Long story short , pay attention what you say and how you say it. Breakdowns in communication and technology are entirely possible at this time. It may be better to stall important discussions and say nothing at all till the vibe eases – especially if you´re looking at karmic dynamics that involve male, yang or masculine energy (however you define it). If your general tactic is evasion, perhaps consider the opposite.

Now this also depends on how this interacts with your natal chart – some of you will be sailing through this and breaking down barriers in communication. But in the balance of probability, it´s more likely to be blanket fort time for the majority.

This morning I woke up with a sore throat and my internet refused to work for any of my sessions. At all. So I rescheduled them all. You cannot imagine the difficulty I´ve had in just posting this!

Given the feel of the cosmic winds, I would say – generally speaking –

Take a mental health day or try to observe a vow of silence or non-response (in very tense situations – conversely, if your general approach is to stonewall, do the opposite).

Drink plenty of water and get rest. Sleep in if you can.

Lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, tea tree, etc. can help with the throat chakra / communication / respiratory issues. Whether you´re using a herbal infusion, essential oil, etc. be sure to check in with a practitioner beforehand for guidelines on safe usage and dosage.

Gemstones like lepidolite and blue lace agate will bring calming energy to a situation. This mantra may also be of benefit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2lp7cw7CY

Spend some time in nature, by a babbling brook or a silly stream. And giggle if you can.

Take nothing personally. Collective baggage is being flung around like cream pies at a clown fest. Some people are not even aware that they´re doing it. Dodge the pie if you can and keep on moving. But if you tend to dodge (a little too much), do the converse.

Blessings,

Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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