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VENUS CONJUNCTS URANUS, SQUARES PLUTO: BUILDING UP TO THE VIRGO FULL MOON

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Blessings everyone! At 2:45 am (GMT + 8, 5th March 2015), Venus conjunct Uranus in Aries at 14 Aries ’38 – a little under two hours ago.

This represents a powerful time for us to awaken to the Truth of the Self – particularly in the context of relationships, partnerships, our feminine, sensual, selves and our relationship with the material world. We may experience profound revelations in these areas, and also in matter to do with the way we perceive, evaluate, judge and hold onto certain value systems. The theme of attachment comes up strongly as well.

Venus/Uranus is squared Pluto In Capricorn, triggering the Uranus-Pluto dynamic. It’s a fairly unpredictable alignment – and so be open to the truth that is revealed. In some ways, this alignment Opens the Floodgates to the Final Uranus Pluto Square (March 16/17)

Also note that Venus/Uranus are also trined Jupiter Retrograde (14 Leo) and The Great Attractor (14 Sagittarius) – creating a Grand Fire Trine. Briefly – this essentially amplifies this energy, allowing it to guide us to deeper Pathways of Abundance, Knowledge and Grace. We are likely to find teachings that allow us to Heal the Inner Child, The Womb/Sacral (see discussion below as well) and to express our Authenticity. The Great Attractor ensures that we will be greatly drawn to paths, teachings and guides who address these aspects of your journey. Be sure to evaluate claims of knowledge and guidance first, before deciding to believe it. Listen to your Gut!

Venus/Uranus are also sextiled Eurydike (15 Aquarius) and Amor (16 Aquarius) – these are energies which support us in moving past co-dependent traits as we seek an ideal state of being, or process of Love/Being In Love/Loving. Those with placement between 12-19 Virgo will experience this as a profound Yod (Finger of Fate). Bear in mind that tomorrow’s Virgo Full Moon comes at 14 degrees Virgo, and so this Yod plays a central role in this lunar cycle!

Bear in mind that many of us are also feeling a powerful drive to Nurture and Heal the Sacral Chakra (& Womb Energy) with the Mercury/Venus/Circe conjunction. There’s a heavy emphasis on Healing our collective Relationship with the Archetype of the Serpent and The Ocean. You can find the writeup, recommended meditations and practical guidance on that here – http://wp.me/p4OUNS-mv.

Mercury has exited its Shadow Phase – and so the Messenger now moves unimpeded.

And don’t forget – all this is building up as part of the healing release we can expect during the Virgo Full Moon (March 5/6).

Some of you might also be interested in joining this FB Group:
Holding Space: Spiritual-Astrological Guidance till the March Equinox of 2015 https://www.facebook.com/events/326549100875377/

Many Blessings and Much Love!

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
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VESTA, Goddess Asteroid of Priest/essing: A Few Notes by Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD

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In the skies right now, Vesta is part of a Grand Trine and a near-Grand Sextile, as I discussed Earlier. She is helping us to (re) birth a Goddess-friendly intuitive paradigm, along with Juno in Cancer and Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. Juno is the element and energy of Divine Feminine energy as a whole – we know her as Asherah, Sophia-Gaia, Shakti – and so on. Vesta is her Priestess, tending the Sacred Flame in the Self and Others. And Neptune Retrograde drives us to dig deeper and to look at the Truth in our own Spiritual Conceptions.

Vesta generally asks us to look into ourselves, our most initimate (often sexual, reproductive) wounds that block our sacred-creative energy and Connection with Life-Source. She tells us that the healing of these wounds will allow us to tap into the wealth of regenerative, spiritually nourishing energy once more. She tells us how to Light the Lamp in ourselves, yet Again… Glowing with the Energy of the Goddess. In Scorpio (where she is now at 7 degrees), these lessons are further emphasized and highlighted. The challenge here is to know how to give, and how much.

Vesta, at present, is conjunct the asteroid Eurydike – Eurydike was a mythological figure associated with death by serpent, and confinement in the Underworld. There are many ways to interpret her mythology, but it resonates strongly with the element of sacrifice in the name of love. Her husband, Orpheus, fails to retrieve her from the Underworld as he is not willing to have faith and disobeys the condition of her release from death – to not turn around as he walks out of the place. He turns to look, and *poof* she’s gone.

With Vesta conjunct Eurydike, priest/esses in service of the Awakening Divine Feminine will be especially challenged all around to globe to sacrifice something or another. The question is what, why, and how? Sometimes it may be a sexual partner, other times, it may be an intimate friendship that is no longer compatible with your path. It can even be an outmoded view, as painful as it is, that you cling on to and limit yourself with.

But something clearly has to go – Give it up, but know why you do so.

Vesta/Eurydike oppose Bienor, another asteroid, at 7 deg Taurus. Bienor has many interpretations, most of which center around strength, and some concept of integrity. In opposition to Scorpio’s sexuality, underworld affiliations, healing/regenerative ability and deep magical connections – Bienor is likely to question how you manifest these Scorpionic energies through your activities of priest/essing.

It is important to note that the inclusion of Bienor completes the Grand Sextile – it would trine Mercury in Virgo (which opposes Neptune Retrograde) and Pluto in Capricorn (which opposes Juno in Cancer). So the act of service-integrity-sacrifice in your spiritual vocation, calling or path leads to a powerful anchoring of Energies for Manifestation.

Bienor represents a position of power that can also house those who perceive themselves to be ‘maintaining the status quo’ (Taurus), and casting judgment, or creating resistance to your Scorpio-based activities. The Priest/ess, facing this judgment, must then choose to respond to it with integrity, rather than revenge, retaliation or a further cycle of judgment or blame.

Perhaps what we’re called now is to Sacrifice the sense of control that Scorpio so enjoys and to realize that this Path is not a comfortable, or an easy one. It is ancient, but is also deeply challenging. At times we are called not to hit back, when we are attacked. At times, we are called to smile, stay still in the line of fire.

Wholly ignoring the Ego, we are called to Burn, Burn with the Flames of Spirit. I would associate this energy with Joan of Arc, with the Witches of Salem, with the energy of the Condemned, and hunted Feminine Spiritual Facilitator – She (or He) that has embraced the Divine Feminine in a spiritual vocation of Priest/essing in Her Name.

Now all this doesn’t mean you’re supposed to throw yourselves into a literal fire or anything. That’s where Eurydike’s lesson comes in: Perhaps it’s letting go of a snide remark or judgmental attitude towards you or your path. Perhaps it’s releasing yourself from a bond where you can’t continue your path without facing daily attack or criticism. Perhaps it’s simply Aligning yourself with Spirit, and realizing that whatever challenges and vulnerability we might feel now is just part of our Collective Learning Curve as part of this Massive Awakening.

In whatever way this challenge arises, and it will – especially Jupiter (at 7 deg Leo, loosely conjunct Venus at 9 deg Leo) is squaring Vesta (7 deg Scorpio), we’re likely to face criticism or the heavy hand of the judgment by others.

Stand Tall as your Tend To Your Sacred Fires, Sisters and Brothers.

For those interested – I speak about these energies here:http://wp.me/p4OUNS-4L

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD
www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com

Image: Frederic Leighton [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons