New moon in Aquarius - Commit to your own awakening. For the world to evolve a shift in the collective consciousness is required. If you want to help others to shift then you first need to shift yourself.
New moons are an opportunity to seed intentions, to make commitments.
This new moon in Aquarius is the bookend of a very intense eclipse window. Maybe you’ve had some huge shifts during this period? Aquarius is the symbol of the future, new paradigms, awakening, revolution and evolution.
I am not a Christian and yet I can connect with the sentiments of this time of year. For me, when I think of Jesus, I think of compassion. The story of Jesus reminds me of what it means to truly surrender yourself for others, not martyrdom or manipulative sacrifice but genuinely being there for others.
Compassion is the knowing that we are not seperate…we are all connected…what makes you happy will bring me happiness and vice versa. It’s not rocket science, yet it seems to be very difficult for many of us to truly understand and practice.
The great thing about compassion is that it doesn't require anything
special to practice...just right intention.
The longest day for the Southern Hemisphere.
The longest night for the Northern Hemisphere.
For me, Solstice reminds me that life is cyclical. Not everything is about going forwards and progress. I am reminded by nature that there are times to slow down and go in and there are times to speed up and go out.
This always helps me to remember that all phases are temporary and helps me to flow with each cycle. If I forget this I find myself resisting the natural flow of events due to not understanding the cyclical nature of reality and this never feels good and is ultimately futile.
Happening in approximately 24 hours time is a super charged Sagittarius new moon, the final new moon of 2017. With this being the last for the calendar year, it is such a great time to take stock and set intentions for 2018.
We have a full powered beginning to 2018 with huge momentum moving forwards making the seeds of intentions planted at this time important as they will carry within them the past and the future. Furthermore, these intentions are being seeded in the realm of the galactic centre suggesting the possibility of these seeds carrying the potential for a massive push into new karmic territories.
Wow! This photo is from 5 years ago taken in a cave in Jordan. We had just finished adventuring through the amazing Petra...one of the most exquisite experiences of my life! I remember sitting in this cave and feeling as though I were in another dimension. To get to this particular little cave required a bit of courage and climbing but I had the assistance of a Bedouin man who took this picture and also later invited us to lunch with him in his cave / home.
Today I reflect on how much I previously thought I had to leave my life to get something. At this point in time I am living in Australia with my sons and my life is radically different compared to when this photo was taken and yet even though in one way that time was magical, this seemingly very ordinary life I now live is more magical and extraordinary then ever before.
Gemini full moon today. A key player in this current cycle is Mercury going retro in Sagittarius. Gemini is symbolised by the twins denoting duality. Sagittarius, which sits opposite Gemini in Astrology, is where the twins have become one…human and animal merged. This symbol hints at the potential that when you are no longer swinging between dualistic concepts such as right and wrong, you become the Centaur, the archer, with his arrow aiming towards the truth. There is a truth beyond the truth and Sagittarius knows how to get us there, or at least points the way!
My dear friend Kesenya from #guidingstar_kesenya pointed out to me today that Mercury goes retro at the Galactic Centre, symbolising the potential for a complete karmic reset.
Last weekend I spoke at my dear friends Kate and Pat Reardon from Natural Instinct Healing's event. It was a life changing experience for me. It was the first time I shared my story in front of a group of mostly strangers. I wasn’t scared to share, I’ve reached a place where I am ok with my story.
Yet...I was left with what Kate called a vulnerability hangover!
This experience inspired me to write a piece about vulnerability. It really hit me that that there is so much power stored down deep in the places we can ONLY access through being vulnerable…so I did it…gotta practice what I preach and for sure I found some great stuff down there!
We are still in the time of Scorpio new moon. Scorpio is associated with power. Lately I have found myself and witnessed others experiencing the deeper power of vulnerability.
Being vulnerable is one of the most powerful things we can do as a human. As I always say "the truth will set you free" and to access the truth you have to be vulnerable. You have to be ready to open up so you can see what is really going on! You can only heal and transcend what you know otherwise things rumble around in your soul with growls from what we think are big monsters when in actuality they are events and things that have happened.
I for sure have skeletons in my closet...we all do...what is a skeleton for
Saturn = taking responsibility, maturing, commitments. Chiron = wounding, our fracture point. This has been in effect all year and the final exact square took place yesterday, November 2nd.
For me it’s as though this configuration represented some necessary collective sobering up. Many things have been coming to the surface and are being seen more realistically. This is when real transformation happens. We can only transcend the things that we know. When we bring issues to the surface…then they can truly heal.
I feel that at the collective level, we are kind of over all of the hidden stuff. We are ready to deal with what’s in Pandora’s box as deep down we all inherently know that the truth sets us free and that what we leave in the
Libra new moon today - Libra is symbolised by the scales. The scales speak to the capacity to weigh things up. Furthermore, it demonstrates that things only exist in context of other things. It reminds me that we are not alone, that we are not seperate, that I can truly know myself more in context of others and 'out there'. This is why Libra is associated with relationships.
But when you think about it, everything is about relationships...your relationship to yourself, to your body, to money, to religion, to others...to life!
At this new moon Uranus the great awakener is sitting opposite, staring down this new moon cycle, hinting at the potential for new insights / awakenings in our relationships. A good question you could