We have reached the end of Venus Retrograde but are still witnessing its effects playing out within our lives. The 6 week transit highlighted where our relationships were failing, our quality of life is low, and how what we allow may be out of alignment with our deeper desires. For many, it was a difficult 40+ days where sadness and anger were triggered, old traumas surfaced, and a mirror was held up, enabling us to honestly examine the sources of our suffering.
It has been a great reminder that we often wait for things to deteriorate or self-destruct before we address what we may view as overwhelming, confusing, or difficult to navigate.
We can all look back at our lives and recognise times when we shied away from an opportunity to address an issue, to set a boundary, or have a difficult conversation. We could have leaned into the challenge but allowed the drama to play out and grow.
This period has not been about finding the blame, but instead identifying the...
Hello beautiful beings, I hope that you are feeling the benefits of this eclipse season! It ends with the New Moon this weekend, so spend some time in meditation, healing and gaining insight until then!
This past weekend, I sat in the sunshine and pondered the big questions of life. Whenever there is an eclipse, we are urged to look at themes around Destiny, Dharma, and whether we are following the truest path, or getting distracted or delayed along the way. I spent time speaking with my ancestors and gained a few beautiful insights, which might inspire you too.
I know that I chose my genetic line for many reasons, and over the past year, I have been asking about where the paths of my ancestors align with my own, and where they may not. I want to connect with their wisdom and expansive experiences, but without getting caught in karmic cycles along the way. I also want to ensure that I am benefiting from their insight, but without their opinions clouding my own clarity.
Hello beautiful beings, I hope that you are embracing the Peaceful Warrior within you during this eclipse season!
The question that keeps coming through ask us: How can we fight without fighting?
Throughout this entire eclipse season we have been immersed in the themes of Mars: loyalty, dedication, and of finding a Mission that is Worthy.
When Mars, or we, are in our shadow, we may find that we want to fight, argue, be Right. Our anger may flare up, frustration tries to move us forward, to find a focus to follow. We know that the path of anger is one that is detrimental, that brings out our weaknesses, and leaves us feeling exhausted, flat, defeated.
But if we can identify and understand the Purpose within us, we can embody the gifts of these transits, and live as the inner 'Guru' that we truly are.
The Guru is not one that seeks worship, praise, or disempowerment. The Inner Guru leads us to the Divine, Soul, it takes our prayers to God/Source, so that we can abide with...
Hello beautiful beings, I hope that you are navigating this eclipse season with a lot of grace! I've spent the past 4 weeks in meditation and deep contemplation, asking less about what I should be, and more about what I can complete.
Today, I pulled a the Darkening card (Wild Unknown Alchemy), and it summed up so much of what I have been exploring over the past weeks. This card reminded me of the benefit of sunset, eclipses, and releasing fixation on what has been, so that those timelines and karma can finish. A reminder that we require a darkening of what no longer lives, an opportunity for tabula rasa, a clean slate, in a sense, so that light can shine and grow us in new ways.
The upcoming Scorpio Eclipse provides an opportunity not only to gain clarity on this, but to allow this work on some very deep levels. The full moon will darken during the eclipse, helping us to resolve some of our deepest wounds, and leave the past perceptions and emotions behind. Through this...
Hello beautiful beings, I hope that you are enjoying the eclipse energy, and feeling grounded by Taurus season!
Because we are between eclipses, I have been doing a lot of healing and meditating on what is evolving within me now, and ways that I am being prepared for the next 6 months and beyond.
The image/message I keep receiving is on expansion of energy, and allowing it to move beyond my own contained space, and into the further collective, and our evolution within humanity.
Pluto is now in Aquarius, which connects us with the wider world, and changes that shape a generation. This pulls us out of our smaller issues, and shines light on the collective, so that we are able to heal, not only for ourselves, but also for the wider world, the planet, and everything on this earth.
I've been shown the growth of flowers and trees over time, and how nature builds, not from reaction and pain, but from a place of higher intelligence and understanding. And we can grow...
Hello beautiful beings, I hope that you are benefitting from the power of the recent eclipses this Scorpio Season!
My personal meditations and ceremonies over the past 5 weeks have been profound, because I designed them to be. I know that eclipses open portals, doorways, and possibilities. So I have allowed myself to sit within the vortex, so that I can become...
During my own meditation a few weeks ago, I was shown my Solar Plexus, the seat of ego, identity, confidence, self-worth. In the shadow of this energy centre, we follow our fears, telling us that we are less than, weak, wrong. Or we witness the truth of who we really are, beyond the labels, projections, and judgements, and step into alignment with our higher aspects and Dharma.
I was shown my Solar Plexus as a sun, which I have witnessed before. But then I expanded out, and saw that there was not only 1 star, but a galaxy of stars, spinning and moving in a spiral. The message I received was that I am not one...
Do you follow fear, or your future?
Hello beautiful beings, I hope that you are navigating this eclipse season with some grace! The energy has been pretty intense over the past few weeks, and we have a few more to go before eclipse season draws to a close. And in the spirit of using what is present to our advantage, I have an idea for you to lean into and consider...
The obstacle is the way.
This idea came to mind when | was teaching a workshop recently, and it has been present in my awareness since then. It comes from Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher, Marcus Aurelius. He wrote, "The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way."
Over the past few weeks, I have been confronted with my oldest insecurities so that I can work through them and heal them. I had the privilege of meeting a favourite poet last weekend, and instead of fully...
Edge of Eclipse
On Tuesday, we connect with the first eclipse of 2, in Scorpio, with a Scorpio New Moon. A partial solar eclipse, reducing the light from the sun, with a dark new moon. This is an opportunity to release the past and uncover, remember, rediscover deeper truths within...
One of the concepts I have been pondering and refining for awhile now centers around Purpose or Dharma, and more specifically, what we are built for.
I believe that each of us has chosen to exist here in this lifetime, this plane, for various reasons. I also believe that we did not come without a plan, or arrive 'empty-handed'.
Imagine that you are planning a journey, one of importance, that would have an impact, both on yourself, and the lives your journey intersects with.
There would be many reasons for the endeavor, and because of its importance, you would prepare yourself. You would not begin without some knowledge of timing, terrain, or potential obstacles you could face....
The Closing of Eclipse Season: Practicing Resurrection
Hello alchemists and travelers! I hope that you have been navigating this eclipse season with grace and gratitude.
The past few weeks have been powerful, and if you have been doing 'the work' along the way, the healing and insights gained will have a profound effect on your world. Remember, the past 6 weeks have helped us to focus on what we value in our surroundings and daily experiences, as well as the deeper truths that motivate our choices and direction. These effect our 'real world' choices, in a grounded and tangible way, so avoidance isn't really an option! (Nor should we wish for it!)
One of the big themes of Scorpio (the eclipse last week) is Death and Endings, which understandably can stir up some tension and fear for those who hold suffering in connection with these. But I would like to propose a new way of looking at these as we move towards a New Moon in Gemini (which helps us to...
Eclipses: Following Your Fate
The day before...
In less than 24 hours, the Full Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio begins. And because you still have some time to prepare, I wanted to send a bit of information and some areas to address, enabling you to take full advantage of the power and potency in this moment of your life.
The Nodes are connect with our fate, destiny, our greatest threads and themes in this lifetime. And this eclipse connects with the South Node, which highlights where we have come from, so that we can free ourselves from the old story and karmic cycles, and begin to create anew.
Over the next few days, spend some time meditating on the 'darker' sides of Scorpio, the aspects you've been afraid to acknowledge, the parts you've hidden away. Scorpio deals with death, the taboo, sex, drugs, & rock and roll, our old shame and the ways we have been 'wrong'. These aspects are deeply held and require courage to face.
If you can engage your courage...