CREATE YOUR LEGACY: THE CAPRICORN NEW MOON (JANUARY 16, 2018)

 

The Capricorn New Moon is coming up on January 16th. At this time, the Sun, Moon and Venus come together to create a potent opportunity for manifestation. This is the time for you to commit to whatever projects, people, long-term efforts that will sustain you in the years to come. Be it the founding of a business, a marriage proposal, getting a loan from the bank – whatever it is – this is the time to commit.

Capricorn´s energy does not believe in quick-shortcuts to the top. It requires a steady, long-term approach that gives you gradual growth over a period of time. Whilst slower, its influence goes deeper and lasts for a far longer period. The test of success with a Capricorn is not in how creatively you think, but how willing you are to stick the course and put up with routine you may consider dull – perhaps even uninspired. But to Capricorn, it´s the end result that matters.

In climbing to the summit, the mountain goat does not really need to try new approaches. But to stick with its strategy and repeat it. Every moment. Every day.

And then it finally reaches where it needs to.

This energy is all about structure, order, willpower and discipline. For some it might seem boring, but honestly – stability would be a welcome change.

The seeds you set through this New Moon allow you to set the tone of your experience during the entire Saturn-in-Capricorn transit. Whilst we do have a Super-Blue-Blood-Moon-Lunar-Eclipse coming up at the end of the month, I would advise greater focus on this upcoming New Moon.

Control is a key concern of Capricorn, and whilst growth and success are appreciated – aim to do so in a way that is sustainable. For the Neptune-in-Capricorn generation (1984-1998), the onus is on the individual to align material growth with spiritual values.

The video describes this transit and some of the concerns that arise for the spiritualist seeking direction at this pivotal time.

Blessings to All,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

** Arizona event – 12th Jan –
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When Shadow drops the Drama …

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Shadow-work is often described as a roller-coaster.  There´s the intense ups-and-downs, the emotional highs-and-lows, all the ingredients that regenerate the cycle of emotional psychodrama. We call it the hero(ine)´s journey. We pedestalize it in religion, ritual, myth, movies .. it´s filtered down intensively into popular culture . We use the framework of this journey – and its dependence on shadow –  as a framing device to make sense of some of the darkest, hardest, and harshest days of our lives. And what emerges beyond it all.

I have often described shadow work as the means by which the Phoenix dies … in order to be reborn.

But what I find now, at least, in my own process – and I am sure this applies to many others riding the same wave of consciousness: is that we need to re-think the shadow and how we process it.

Shadow was what was hidden, mysterious, not properly understood, feared, secretly coveted, deeply desired (and often taboo). But we have – as a species – changed the benchmark of what shadow is. So much of what was unacceptable or unimaginable just a few years ago is now quickly becoming societal norm. Sometimes that´s progress, and sometimes that´s a nightmare. It´s been a mixed bag.

But what I do see is a rising attachment to the highs-and-lows, the psychodrama that accompanies the shadow-journey. I´ve been there myself, and one of my greatest milestones was to step away from what could have become a lifelong energetic addiction.

I found an essence of myself, something within that stared back at that engaging, heady, and ultimately predictable process of shadow-roller-coaster-psychodrama and went: BOO.

What I´ve been working on instead is understanding and experiencing a slower, stabler and … frankly more boring experience of the same work. But it feels more rewarding.

My work goes well beyond astrology and conventional prayer work and requires a subtler appreciation of forces that emerge from the earth, sky, and the many forms of consciousness that interact with it all.

Dismissing the shadow has never been an option for me in my life.  It still isn´t.

I am far less attached to the highs and lows of the process. A certain emotional … shall we call it equanimity has emerged. Some might call it detachment.

What would have once triggered or hurt me has far less influence. And even when it does, the fear of pain or trauma no longer takes over my responses to the world. It´s certainly been a process I´ve been refining for the past few years. And in so doing, transforming myself.

Shadow-work when you are no longer addicted to the drama of it all is a whole other journey.  Things take time … you wait, watch and remain centered through the dark night. And when the abyss looks back at you, you acknowledge it with a nod and move on.

The lack of movement, intensity, drama or the need to experience, understand or interpret it all can be terrifying. Especially to a woman with Saturn-in-Sagittarius 😉 But it´s a very different space. It´s certainly changed the way I see people, and my work with them (and this Cosmos).

I wouldn´t call this experience as the Void, or No-Space. But the reminder that the best things take time. Waiting is an effort, being able to be still within and to be comfortable in that uncertain (seeming) stillness is an art form.

To be patient. To not need to know or solve things at the click of a button. To not seek or desire instantaneous transformation (it tends to come when you least expect it). To not need the answers. To not romanticize anything or claim to own, perfect, or fully understand any of it.

To not measure my successes – or identify my essence – by how many dragons I´ve slayed, maidens (including myself) I´ve rescued,  deaths I´ve ´lived´through, and so on… Or the many processes I´ve experienced.

To just be. And know that it is enough. And to live that truth each and every single day.

To show up to all that presents itself with that same understanding and sense of being.

So that´s where I am right now. And I expect the journey to continue evolving in its own phases, times and seasons.

The curtain has dropped… there´s isn´t a big sparkly reveal. Or a monster I need to slash or tame.

Just me – and Time – and Space. And lots and lots of Possibility.

Good enough.

Blessings to All.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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A Powerful Sky with Powerful Choices to be Made (5-9 January 2018)

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At present, Mars/Jupiter (17 Scorpio) sextiles Sun/Venus (15 Capricorn). A Yod /Finger of Fate) forms if you´ve got anything near 15-17 Gemini.

We´re reaching a point of climax with alignments that have been building up over the past few days.

This is the time to be clear about your finances, resources, shared or mutual assets, role in intimate partnerships, power-sharing dynamics, health matters – and so on.

Be prepared to get raw. And to experience the truth of your being, rather than what you would like to imagine yourself to be. Only with this can you find any meaningful growth.

Commit your energy to what/whom you feel will last the test of time, or whatever current growth cycle you are mutually wanting to experience together.

This isn´t the time for half-measures, or to dip your toe into the pool. It´s about considering which choices bring true empowerment across the board – it´s the kind of energy that cuts through codependent bonds garbed in the halo of martyrdom. It encourages you to honor your sovereignty.

Conversely, some of you may be ending intimate , intense and powerful partnerships / financial arrangements / energetic ties.

Always think about your choices in terms of the longer passage of time and its seasons of growth, decay, death and rebirth. Grief may arise. That is good, natural, inevitable – the raw material for your regeneration. Do not fear the process of release, but surrender to it. You will emerge on the other side a lot sooner than you may imagine.

If you do experience the Yod (with bodies near 15-17 Gemini), use the energy of the alignment to refine your thought process and communicative modalities. Release outmoded thoughts or perceptions surrounding, power, sex, authority, intimacy, stability and what your destiny ought to be. Support or cheer on a sibling who may be making great strides in these areas.

Remember that Pluto´s nearby the Sun and Venus, and Mars/Jupiter square the Nodes … There´s a lot more going on in this alignment than meets the eye. The skies are similarly charged for most of January. The peak (or most intense phase) of this alignment lasts for the next few days.

All in all …

Time to Dance.

Blessings to All.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Signposting the Shadow

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The thing that triggers a knee-jerk response of dismissal, denial or instant condemnation is usually a signpost to the shadow.
 
What do you vehemently deny?
What do you not want to hear?
Where is the skin thinnest?
 
It´s ethical to staunchly reject something that is truly unjust.
To block out energies, people or activities that are harmful.
To protect others who cannot defend themselves (and want that help).
 
But that´s not the kind of response (or cause) I´m talking about.
 
You know what I mean …
 
More often that not, our expressions of righteous condemnation stem from unresolved trauma, undigested experience or unprocessed emotion.
 
Or the need to ridicule, tear down or poke holes at others who are different ….
Or to question their right to exist, to be what they are …
Or to run away from them
 
So much of that comes from the fear of invalidation rather than anything to do with the Other.
 
Now _that´s_ a lot harder to swallow.
 
There is this great misconception where experiencing the shadow (going through hell, the shit, pain, etc. ) is equated with understanding, accepting, healing from or transmuting it. . . .
 
That is a different skillset.
 
Experiencing pain and learning how to heal are two different experiences, though the former often catalyzes the latter.
 
The pain and the battle scars are often used to signify the shadow.
 
This is an incomplete equation.
 
Look also to the skin that healed, or the scar that (at least partially) faded.
 
That is a more complete equation.
 
It is not a great stretch to say that we have learnt to romanticize the pain of the shadow, rather than the actually process in learning to heal (from/through) it.
 
This then makes the process of talking about the pain – and remaining within the identity created by it – more comfortable.
 
(Which defeats the deeper purpose, and possibility offered by the shadow)
 
(1) Finding a facilitator who can actually handle their own personal shit and create a safe container for another is rare.
 
(2) Finding someone who really wants to do that work, without wanting to sugarcoat a bitter pill – or take a shortcut – or resist change – or project massively on others – – – is rare.
 
There are some beautiful articulations on doing ´shadow-work´ … but doing it for real – – is rare . . . and way less popular.
 
Because it asks you to get uncomfortable, uncertain – and vulnerable. And to be okay with it.
 
And that´s difficult for many, especially when you are raised in a culture that finds security in a stable, defined sense of personal identity.
 
To question the nature of the self, in ways that go beyond philosophical postulation, the very idea of the ´I´ .
 
Eventually it dissolves ´I am – I want – I need – I feel´ – and the journey transforms entirely.
 
Spiritual bypassing occurs when individuals seek to reach ego-dissolution before even acknowledging there is an ego to begin with (and eventually finding out that too is temporary).
 
Taking that cold, hard, long look in the mirror and coming terms to what you are (for now) is one of the most rewarding things you could possibly ever do.
 
Staring at it with self-hate is certainly an experience …. but it doesn´t bring you to the alchemy that is possible in shadow.
 
When you surround yourself with what you want to hear, as opposed to what challenges you to self-growth …
 
Well… let´s just say it ain´t gonna be pretty when that bubble bursts 😉
 
*pop*

 

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

** EVENT IN ARIZONA **

Topic: Beyond Construct – Transcending our Concept of the Feminine Experience
Date: 12th January 2018
Location: Tempe, Arizona

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MARS CONJUNCT JUPITER IN SCORPIO, SQUARING THE NODES: REGENERATION, INTEGRITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

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With Mars and Jupiter conjunct one another in Scorpio, this is the time to think about your health, finances – and really – the resources that help you regenerate your vitality and passion.
 
Consider the vitality of your intimate relationships, your reproductive system, your finances – really – your resources as a whole. Are they in a state of destruction, or regeneration?
 
Scorpio also brings us a great deal of temptation, which is a part of its test. Remember to stay true to your ethics and who you are. Consider the means, rather than the ends – no matter how alluring they may seem. Take the time to dig through the fine print before committing to any financial, medical, sexual or other resource-intensive endeavour.
 
Remember to honor your ethics, and the alchemy of regeneration within. Zero-sum games will not benefit anyone.
 
Mars and Jupiter square the North Node and Ceres in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius. Whilst it is important to be bold and take a step in a new direction, remember not to act recklessly or in haste. Take the time to make a solid plan for what you want to do before rushing into the fray.
 
It´s good to be inspired by the flashes of insight that come but remember that the way you act upon them defines the style of leadership and brand of authenticity you bring to the world.
 
Knee-jerk responses are not what is required, but rather leadership that keeps its feet on the ground and eyes scanning the horizon. Think through the long-term consequences of whatever actions you take now and how they impact your prospects, reputation and sense of purpose in the word.
 
Many will be led by the impulses of the South Node in Aquarius (group associations, technology, social media, friendship networks) – and in astrology – this is exactly what you don´t go chasing after lest you find yourself in new iterations of old karmic cycles.
 
In other words – Don´t jump on the bandwagon everyone else seems to be going on. You are likely to regret it later.
 
Think, feel – and intuit anything before you take decisive action at this time.
 
Is this action true to You?
Will it make you a better Leader? Creator? Visionary?
Does it sing the song of your Heart?
And lead you back to your innermost Truth & Power?
 

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

** EVENT IN ARIZONA **

Topic: Beyond Construct – Transcending our Concept of the Feminine Experience
Date: 12th January 2018
Location: Tempe, Arizona

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2018: THE YEAR AHEAD

 

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Vanakkam, Namaste and Blessings to All. Welcome to a new year on this planet. The gloves are off as Saturn is in Capricorn, and we are asked to be as practical as possible in response to the opportunities and challenges ahead.

At this moment in time, we experience the Cancer Full Moon. This is a powerful time to honor our relationship with ancestry, family, tradition, home – or simply that which evokes in us a powerful sense of belonging. This does not need to be our family of origin, but rather who or what makes us feel grounded and rooted in this world.

Look back to June 23/24, 2017 where we set the seeds for what we experience now during the Cancer New Moon. Trace the lines of continuity that bridge the past, to the present – to the foundation that holds space for the future to come.

What a perfect way to start the year!

As a whole …

2018 is one that holds great possibilities for change, especially in the way we hold / fix our energies in people, ideas, material resources, intimate bonds, creative projects, armaments, technology, the financial system, political leadership – and so on. There´s so much of movement in the Fixed Signs and of course the sign-changes & retrogrades of Uranus and Chiron. (And a lot more – but these are the highlights).

We will see new ideas and structures of power and commerce emerge alongside older structures that are reluctant to give up their grasp or control. Those who challenge the status quo are likely to see the resistance come from out of the woodwork.

This is okay. As Uranus does the cha-cha back and forth over the Aries-Taurus line – people will be shifting, transforming their identities rapidly. A lot of what is coming your way is not even likely to be about you, just what you represent (in the eyes of whoever is looking at you).

When Uranus settles into Taurus in 2019, we will be looking at a very different understanding of the individual – and their relationship with community. Signficant changes in the way we value each other, and the commodities through which we change are imminent.

Alongside all this, Chiron does its own cha-cha across the Pisces-Aries boundary till it settles into Aries in 2019. We´re being asked to look at how we understand our relationship to healing, spirituality, martyrdom, codependency – and to truly emerge from the need to identify being wounded with being sacred. In this time, we are also asked to separate our own illusions and ideals of what spirituality looks like, as opposed to the experience of what it actually is.

We will see numerous alignments that ask us to navigate through the Fixed Signs and their lessons (Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, Scorpio). The Grand Fixed Cross in the last few days of 2017 foreshadowed some of the larger uncertainties that will precipitate change for the collective in the year ahead.

The last two months of the year will see immense transformations through a Cardinal T-Square between the North Node at 29 Cancer, South Node at 29 Capricorn and Uranus at 29 Aries. Those of you with anything near 29 Libra …. wowza!

You can easily see the rest of 2018 as the prelude to the massive changes that November & December will bring. And they pave the way for Uranus settling into Taurus and Chiron settling into Aries in 2019. . .

Practically speaking, continue walking to the beat of your own drum. Consider your resources and how you are giving too much away, or too little. If you have a savings plan (in currency, food, etc. ) keep at it.

Ensure that (for those of you who use it) your health & other kinds of insurance are up to date. If you are nearing the end of your time in this plane, ensure that your final arrangements are also in place.

It would be worthwhile to check that wiring / other electronics are functioning well in the home.

A health check-up is also advised as many may discover health issues (and solutions to them) that have remained long-hidden in the germ line.

Whilst many great transformations, breakthroughs and innovations are in the works for us – we are likely to see the precipitation of armed conflict in different parts of the globe, escalated by trigger-happy leadership. Or at the very least, a far more intense focus on the escalation of military spending and the acquisition of weaponry.

(Whilst I hope this does not come to pass, it is certainly a possibility).

On the plus side, this is the time to consolidate your own inner strength, power – and sense of sovereignty. Follow your inner compass, your deepest intuition and invest your energy wisely.

This is not the year to take major risks (try to resist that South Node in Aquarius) – if engaging in any major plans, make sure you have a solid foundation. Take things step by step and don´t be tempted to take shortcuts that will ´launch you to the top´ as an overnight success. Such things do not typically last.

If you can, focus on keeping your spine supple and work on your posture. A daily stretching regime can go a long way, even if it´s just a couple of minutes each day.

Through the work you are doing, make sure you make time for joy, fun, or just being and feeling your emotions. That´s easy to overlook in these times. But they´re vital. Without heart and soul, all the power in the world just becomes hollow.

The gloves are off, my friends. The legacies we leave behind in the Saturn in Capricorn transit (till 2020) are going to make, or break the world as we know it. It is imperative to anchor the right energy into what we manifest at present.

Remember that we have survived through an incredible period of intensity since 2012 – and that we are still here.

Remember that Grace, Faith, Spirit has shown itself time and time again through our hardships – and that it too is still on this planet.

Remember to build your strength by deepening your connection within – to the Core of your Being.

As you do so, you will discover what truly inspires and motivates you.

Cherish it. Enjoy it. And dance.

Remember ….

Your capacity for true Joy only deepens your Strength.

And that too is a resource that others can be inspired by.

As you empower yourself, you inspire others to do the same for themselves – cutting away the chains of dependency.

Lead by Example.

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

For a more in-depth astrological overview of each sign, check out my writings on We’Moon´s 2018 datebooks. Sessions are still on hold as I am still recovering from my accident (nearly there).

Please note that I will also be speaking in Arizona on the 12th of January. Info below:

Topic: Beyond Construct – Transcending our Concept of the Feminine Experience
Date: 12th January 2018
Location: Tempe, Arizona

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Jupiter in Scorpio squares the North Node in Leo / South Node in Aquarius in the next 24 hours!!! Time to get uncomfortable …

This is an incredibly important alignment that I feel has not received the attention it deserves. In my review of astrological alignments from 1900-2017, I did not find this alignment repeated. (Though there was Jupiter in Scorpio squared the North Node in Aquarius in the 30s and 70s – you may see some parallels from then).  Note:  I follow the Mean calculation of the Node, resonates better with my work and observations of the world.

The alignment itself goes exact in the next 24 hours (that´s the 31st for you in the USA, the 1st for those in New Zealand) – and truly – this sets the stage for the next year of our development. Throughout 2018, we see numerous re-calibrations of the Fixed Signs (Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio) – which you will find reflected in my 12-sign writeup in We’Moon ´s 2018 spiral datebook.  Remember to read both your Sun and Rising sign. Also available in Spanish.

I´m not surprised that the current hype surrounds the upcoming Full Moon, but truly – it´s a little premature to be talking about it. The Moon isn´t even in Cancer yet!  But truly, it just goes to show how Scorpio´s energy can make the collective gloss-over something as important as this current Jupiter-Nodal alignment. Very Scorpio-esque.

So what do you do in this critical time?

Don´t gloss things over. 

Allow yourself to Get Uncomfortable. 

Let yourself give voice to that which makes you uncomfortable, uncertain, unsettled

One thing I have noticed in my travels in the US is a cultural avoidance of the shadow, and the unwillingness to stray into anything that goes past a mandated ´comfort zone´. Probably why I am unlikely to make this a second home.

People do not seem to realize my nature as a catalyst. I bring up that which is hidden – and am not the person you invite to have cookies, conversation and tea. (Unless you´re grounded enough and know who you are.)

All of my hosts have had that ´Oh Shit. I can´t pretend with this woman – or keep lying to myself´ moment …. which really makes me wonder if they read my stuff or if they realize that facilitating them through their shadow is not my idea of relaxation or a good time ….

One woman evicted me from her home and ran for the hills – kind of comical in retrospect – and another decided to take the lesson and leapt forth into a whole new spiritual journey.  I suspect we will stay friends for life as her life transformed in the 3 days she spent with me. And she decided to allow her old self to die as a new one was birthed.

In truth, when you are on the spiritual journey, wanting to bury your head in the sand does not work – not in the long-term. The nation´s politics reflects its shadow and the work needed in bringing that which has been kept into denial into full focus.

And that is EXACTLY where the North Node in Leo wants us to head towards:

A New Model of Leadership. 

That´s not going to happen by wearing the garb of the initiated, or making the claim that one is Shadow-Free and in the light.

If you were pure Light, you would not have a physical form. 

Right now what is called for is wading into the muck of the sub-conscious – and through it – into ancestral energies – and through that into the shadow of the collective. We cannot fix it all by ourselves, but we each do our part by assessing our own fears and understanding its ancestral roots.

That takes courage, leadership and the willingness to be alone when you walk a road that others fear. And when you see another walking a parallel path, wave to them for they are a part of your tribe.

What we might want to be more aware of is the South Node in Aquarius´ propensity to want to subjugate the individual process of overcoming the fear of shadow – and then transmutation of shadow – into a group effort. This is not what the current alignments call for as we – as a species – have yet to evolve in a way that honors our individual psyches enough to then surrender it into a coherent (and multifaceted) group vibration.

What tends to happen instead is the prevalence of ´groupthink´ (especially in spiritual communities) , where everyone is asked to drink the kool-aid, clustered around a single point of leadership.

THAT IS NOT GOING TO WORK.

In this Saturn-in-Capricorn era … we are each asked to find Leadership within, even if we do follow the broader strokes set out by others who inspire us. Without the focus on the individual and the emotional alchemy that is generated through alternating states of fear, strength, courage, cowardice – we miss out on key developmental milestones.

What is also going to happen is the projection of fear, terror or malice onto others because we are unable or willing to see those potentials in ourselves (and often in the name of a greater principle of altruism). Resist this.

If something makes you feel afraid, uncertain or just restless – look to yourself to see the cause. That inward focus will help you identify what needs to be addressed and what will then  become the fuel to light your fire.

Capricorn/Saturn asks us to step into emotional and spiritual maturity at this time. And that means taking personal responsibility for our existence in this world. These lessons will continue and intensify in 2018 – so heed what is happening now very, very carefully.

Some of you will face Scorpio´s trial through challenges in health, finances, sexuality, intimacy, the management of resources – or even in the need to witness death. In my accident, I feel that a part of me died – and by all rights, I should have at a physical level. And in a way I did die. And came back. It was the time for that to happen.

So much of myself that I have forgotten has returned, and yet I now look at new inner terrains to navigate and understand. I just let go into the Darkness. And re-emerged as a Different Being.

(Still Me, but not the Me I was)

Trust in the Mystery and remember the lesson of the Phoenix:

To be reborn, you must first die.

(I don´t recommend a car accident as the means of doing so … conscious surrender will do ; )

And allow the skies to re-kindle the Lion within waiting to Roar New Life into the New World.

 

Blessings to All Beings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

The Sky Priestess

 

** Sessions are temporarily on hold as I recover from my accident. Nearly there. It will take a lot more than Saturn and the Sun (and my Sun) in Capricorn to knock me off this planet. I have work to do.

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Grand Fixed Nodal Cross (28-30 December 2017): Course Correction, Anyone?

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A Grand Fixed Nodal Cross is headed our way in the next 18 hours. The Taurus Moon opposes Jupiter, Vesta and Mars in Scorpio, whilst both square the South Node in Aquarius and North Node & Ceres in Leo.

That´s a very potent crucible of energy to work with.

Lots of potential for creation, but equally of destruction.

Fixed signs (Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo) are resistant to change and are associated with stability, fixity and endurance.

It takes a sky like this to create such change.

It´s the kind of energy where you (ideally) make incremental adjustments so that you can change a long-standing structure or pattern. Even if you do get that lightbulb moment on what needs re-alignment, you still need to take gradual steps to get it done.

You´ll be feeling the buildup to this alignment as the Moon moves towards 17 degrees Taurus. It will take most of the next day to fully wind down as well – so you´re looking at most of the 28-29th (or 30th for those in Asia/Australia) before the energy eases somewhat.

You may see some adjustments needed in the way you spend your resources / energy / finances and those you share /  create it with or receive it from. It´s a good time for health-checkups and financial assessments in general.

If feeling drained consider where your energetic leaks or lack of boundaries are.

If noticing that others are feeling drained around you, consider where you may be taking more energy than they are willing or able to give you.

This is not the time to run from shadow, but to confront it so that we may feel more aligned, integrated and present. 

 

If overwhelmed by your own inner dramas or that of others, then

Focus on what keeps you materially and emotionally grounded.

It could be a bowl of soup, walking barefoot on the earth (weather permitting), holding a loved one´s hands, etc. Grounding practices are highly recommended at this time.

The South Node asks you to let go of outmoded ideas surrounding friendships, ideologies, soulmate/tribes. You don´t need to hold onto any of these things if they do not resonate with you. What is yours will come to you, you do not need to go chasing after it or to erase your identity to find it.

The North Node and Ceres remind us all that our personal and collective trajectory of growth comes through the expression of our innermost child-self. The one that is spontaneous, creative, expansive and expressive (in its own unique, inimitable way). Spend a little more time nurturing this quality in yourself or around others who are able and willing to evoke those qualities within you.

Where possible, try to make time to spend with your mother / primary nurturer or equivalents. It´s a good time to connect with Mother (as person, practice or archetype).

In the wider world, it is also a good time to pay attention to what the political leadership is saying. The devil lies in the details (and often in what is implied, rather than said outright): remember to read between the lines. You may also see changes coming in our relationship with virtual communities, electronic currencies, and so on. (And remember the Nodes stay in these signs till late 2018!)

Now all of these energies – in the Fixed Cross – can lead you to creative breakthroughs – but equally – breakdowns. It all depends on how you manage it. Some will use this energy to deepen their romantic, sensual, erotic expressions with intimate partnerships – and others might decide to throw the towel in and walk. It really comes down to where you & your partners are in your journey – at best I can show you themes, or likely areas of influence in a general article.

Those involved in business may – depending on their charts & partners´ charts – use this energy to make significant changes in how the business is organized, who controls the flow of income, who invests, how much say they get, etc. Do background checks on those who seek to come into your business and go the extra mile in your due diligence. Scorpio is known for hiding things 😉

Pluto inconjuncts the North Node / Ceres and trines the Moon. You may find deep, uncomfortable emotions and realizations coming out when you consider your own accomplishments, level of maturity and sense of being empowered in the world. Not all of that baggage is yours, some of it may be ancestral. Others may be pushed to redefine their careers and find a more satisfying legacy to leave behind in the world. Those with placements near 17-18 Gemini Pisces will experience a powerful Yod ( Finger of Fate). Situations will arise, and you´ll be expected to respond to it in a way that honors your own authenticity and sovereignty. Be aware of projection dynamics.

Sit with the discomfort of truths presented that may arise rather than pointing the finger at truth-tellers.

Mercury trines the North Node from Sagittarius, just fresh from the end of its Retrograde. At this time, it still conjuncts the Great Attractor (14 Sagittarius – read my previous articles).

Watch the ideas that you encounter, or are drawn to … they contain valuable clues for your future. For some of you, it may be ideas that are bubbling out through your own inner consciousness (as it connects to Cosmos in any case). For those with placements near 17-18 Cancer / Libra, this creates another Yod (Finger of Fate) along with the Taurus Moon.  Watch where your ideas take you, and once you get a sense of them – choose whether this is the path you wish to walk along.

Sometimes you will be drawn to paths that are less healthy for you, and sometimes you may reject the ones (and teachers) who will take you along in a more aligned manner.

People will project anything onto someone who tells them something they do not want to hear.

In other words – Not everything your conscious mind is saying is necessarily the best answer. Take your time to sit with decisions – with your entire consciousness – before deciding. Some of you may commit to new paradigms (and drop old ones), or embark on a new journey (or decide to cut one short) – there´s a lot of variability here (and thank goodness for Free Will!)

Astrologically speaking, there´s a lot more going on (such as Saturn , Sun, Venus, Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn) – but I figured the Fixed Cross and potential yods were where people needed the biggest heads up).

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

The Sky Priestess

** Sessions are temporarily on hold. Am recovering from an near-fatal accident on the day that the Sun conjuncted Saturn in Capricorn i.e. 21 Dec 2017. Am physically okay save for a few bruises, but tire easily – it was a miracle I survived and I count my blessings. This article was enough mental effort for a day, but I felt it needed writing.

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A Blessed Day in New Mexico: Honoring The New Moon and the Galactic Center

 

 

 

Today has been a remarkable day. Probably the best day of my life on record thus far.

I visited some of the blessed lands of New Mexico, and understood its nuances. Ancient lineages connect these lands with my own and there is a shared energetic language.

My travels to this part of New Mexico were entirely taken care of by strangers who are now friends, and to whom I am absolutely grateful. It was pure orchestration by the Divine.

I visited Abiquiu Lake, Ghost Ranch, Echo Rock, Chimayo – and each piece had its story to tell. Some were peaceful, others dislodged or restless – and some were certainly waiting. As a friend said, New Mexico is both the Land of Enchantment  – or – Entrapment – which I entirely concur with. You do need to keep your wits about you when travelling some places. But this part of the state has been extraordinary.

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I was particularly chuffed to realize that Taos Pueblo, a place that I had visited twice (and received an invitation to stay at for next time) was in all likelihood, the oldest continuously inhabited structure in America. (That we know of). And I have utterly fallen in love with the Turtle at Truth or Consequences.

India is still my home at heart, but I do find this as a sister-land.

Some of my experiences here have been harsh, and they have served to ultimately push me out of harm´s way and into the arms of those who operate from a place of love, rather than self-centeredness. They have also been a means of the land testing me to see my own alignment and value systems. And I passed.

Ancient lands have a way of getting to know you and your intentions, which is why pilgrimages are … very interesting. Nothing happens by chance or without significance on a trip like this.

The friends whom I have met here are … not-so-surprisingly Capricorns / Capricorn Risings with key connections to the Great Attractor, Galactic Center, and my own chart.

I could not wish for better company. We were in perfect alignment with each other, the land, and the requirements of the time.

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This trip was clearly planned lifetimes ago.

As I travel, I feel into each place I am called to. Some of these places require nothing of me, and others wish me to acknowledge them. And so I do, when I feel it is appropriate. And magic occurs. I´d like to talk about one experience in particular, though this day has been full of synchronicity, grace, understanding and … alignment.

In this video ( https://youtu.be/aIXE0U5SJBE ) , I´m at Echo Rock. As we approached the natural echo-amphitheatre carved out of rock, pressure and time – I felt my inner balance shifting. Time had lost relevance, and all I could feel was that powerful Solar Consciousness. My conscious thoughts left and I saw visions of older spiritual teachers and templates that shared resonance with this area.

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I finally put words to the experience. It was as though I was being pulled to the center of a Void. A space in which all things were possible. It was an incredible force.

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As I faced the center of the rock, I began to chant. I don´t know what happened, or how, or why or what. But I knew the work was done. My voice echoed throughout the chamber.

And turned and left a different person.

There are no other words for it.

 

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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On the New Waveform and Accelerated Possibilities of Healing: https://wp.me/p4OUNS-2qk

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THE TIME OF ALIGNMENT: NEW MOON BIRTHS THE WORLD THROUGH THE GALACTIC CENTER

 

 

Remember that in this time powerful seeds are being set. And they´re not about today, tomorrow, or even a few years from now. We´re talking about decades.

That might feel intimidating, but it does not have to be.
If you don´t know where you´re meant to be headed, make no decision except that you choose to be aligned to the path of your greatest evolutionary potential, grace, joy and blessings – for yourself and all others.

Set the intention that you will not be deterred by the counter-waves of disinformation and distraction that are especially being projected by the mainstream media. Or in the well-meaning, but sometimes very destructive idealizations within spiritual communities.

Remember that you are Spirit manifest in multiple dimensions. Returning to that multidimensional awareness can make it that much more likely that you find your answers in the 3D.

There is no magic spell or healing modality that will do that for you at this time. Only your conscious will and intent. As we are entering a time in which (eventually) no intermediaries will be required in accessing the frequency of Divine energy.

We will have to re-think, re-learn and develop entirely new languages of what ´healing´ looks like. An extraordinary threshold exists between what aligns with the old Piscean paradigm, and that which we are all aligning towards creating.

Reclaim your identity as a Sovereign Being, a Co-Creator alongside or within Divine Consciousness.

From the astrological perspective, all of this links up with tomorrow´s (Dec. 17) New Moon in Sagittarius conjunct the Galactic Center, followed by Saturn´s entry into Capricorn (December 19).

We will continue receiving messages from Sagittarius (and the Great Attractor and Galactic Center) until Mercury enters Capricorn on January 10.

So it will be a little while till this wave of energy and intensity subsides – and then we begin re-building the structures that hold our lives together on this planet.

There´s so much to be done. Let´s begin.

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This is probably the most important video ( )  and message that I´ve shared so far. I am grateful to be where I am, doing the work I am doing on this planet.

The video discusses what Alignment with the Galactic Center looks like. I´ve linked it up together with my travels in Hawaii and the US and the Goddess in Vedic astrology who rules the Moola Nakshatra (where the Center is located). Whilst others will have different ways and paths of alignment, mine – at this phase of my evolution – is that of the Sun.

There are of course other paths, but they are ones that require years of training, instruction and discernment. You have to live them, and they come at a great cost. They are not to be trifled with. And those who are excited by that idea may not want to walk it for a while. The planet is not yet ready for it.

For those looking for a version of the Gayathri mantra that matches the intonation used in temples for ritual use – go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kb0q9J8lPA . If you want the best result, stick with the original.

For those wanting to know about the incredible facilitator I met in New Mexico (whose call I answered in coming here), look up Jozef Dominguez at https://onejozef.com

Thank you all for your support. I thank my teachers in all realms for bringing me safely to this .. incredible moment in time. It has certainly been .. a great trial. But I see why I encountered so many obstacles to get here.

I remain Sovereign, and in Service that is Aligned with my well-being and all-that-is.

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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On the New Waveform and Accelerated Possibilities of Healing: https://wp.me/p4OUNS-2qk

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