HALF MOON at Equinox -- Things are at a crucial tipping point. The forces of light and darkness are in a rare point of synchronized balance!
So yesterday - March 20th was the EQUINOX – the mid-point, when the nighttime and the daylight hours are equal in length. It was also the HALF MOON (#Ashtami tithi) when the moon is divided equally between light and darkness. Venus has left the evening sky and disappeared into the sun. Love, contracts and agreements are up for renewal and adjustment, particularly as she goes combust on March 25.
This HALF MOON hangs near serious Saturn in MULA nakshatra – “The Root Star” – allowing for some hard issues to come to light, as well as a deep desire to get to the “root” of the matter.
Take a moment to consider what activities balance your mind, body and heart -- and what puts you out of balance.
So how are you all?
I have found the last few weeks to be FULL of life lessons, insight and also sooooo much digesting and transformation is occurring. The Life/ Death/ Life cycle that we spoke about last week continues to manifest and take action in to NEW BEGINNINGS! So, I've dived in to some Vedic astrology this week, to understand what may be transforming in my/your physical body, in the stars, the universe, as of course we are not separate from any of it and therefore, to discover the evolution that is taking place. We had the full moon too last week, so there is no denying that these are powerful times. What my discoveries have revealed are the following... (that helps me to make sense of my own state of wellbeing and I hope it does for you too)...
Sensing a change of heart? Venus, the goddess of love and enjoyment is about to flip the script - for better or for worse. From March 4 – April 15, Venus will appear to move backwards (or retrograde) in the sky. During this time of soulful revision, Venus vanishes from her nightly appearance as theEvening Star, and rises as the fierce Venus Morning Star, where she will remain for months to come. The fate of our passions, comforts and joy is now up for negotiation. (I have really felt this!!!!!) From March 4, Venus will dip closer each night toward the blinding light of sunset. It may feel like “make it or break it” in some areas of your life by March 25, when Venus is fully conjunct the sun and invisible to the naked eye.
I DISCOVERED THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY... The Ancient Sumerian myth of Inanna's descent into the underworld symbolizes Venus’s retrograde journey toward the sun. In her “trial by fire,” Inanna travels into the oblivion of death from which no one can -- or should -- return. She is stripped of her diamonds and clothes and made to walk naked into her tomb.
Yet Venus rises from the dead, and returns to shine like a diamond in the sky that has been shaped by the enormous heat and pressure of the underworld. Venus always rises as morning star with the strongest magnitude of brilliance in her cycle. The brightly shining Morning Star(also called Lucifer, herald of light) is followed by demons who demand that she trade another living soul in exchange for her escape from the underworld. The goddess looks at all her beloved friends, family and servants who had been mourning her death and frets -- she cannot decide who should replace her in the world of the dead.
But then, in a funny twist of fate, the goddess of love and marriage discovers her own husband celebrating with prostitutes and sitting on her throne. She offers her faithless husband to the demons of the underworld and retakes her rightful throne
Venus retrograde can give powerful and transformative insight into relationships. Grounded and realistic understanding can propel an inner momentum of self-discovery and independence. Venus retrograde is a period which can strip away illusion, allowing us to see and ask for what we truly desire.
Great healing is made possible through renewed appreciation and deepened vows of commitment.
Unfinished business may be brought to closure during Venus retrograde. Sometimes nostalgic situations can flashback from the past, and old flames may come out of the woodwork.... You may feel Venus’s backspin in friendships and business partnerships.
STOP AND Ask yourself if your needs are being fulfilled????????
Venus thrives when energetic exchanges are fair and mutually beneficial.
This Venus retrograde cycle is in the mystical sign of Pisces, where she is exalted. Jupiter’s beneficial aspect onto Venus supports universal love and compassion for others. Heart opening spiritual experiences will encourage charitable actions and spark soulful connections. Music and other subtle forms of expression are deeply energized here, as well. In Vedic astrology, Venus will station in the area of the sky called Revati nakshatra, triggering important turning points. Some days after March 31 (depending on location), Venus will rise before dawn as morning star. The weeks following this day are said to bring dangerously seductive situations. Take heed not to be swept into wild and passionate decisions and frivolous expenditures.
Desire for new experiences could inspire some fun and creative risk-taking.
The reappearance of Venus at dawn is called the “Heliacal Rise” and due to the phenomenally symmetrical pattern of Venus’s movements it returns to rise at nearly the same degree point in the sky every 8 years.
Think back to April 2009 and consider what was going on in your life, especially in the Venus ruled subjects of love and money. What has been discarded and what has been transformed? A cycle that began then is coming to its completion now.
Further reading, I discovered this energy that occurs now which is described as the decent in to this empty void that helps us to truly discover our fears towards 'what if I loose everything?'
Let Kali kill your ego and then you have all the power, will, strength, and warrior to REALLY GO!
Kali the destroyer is back! Sword symbolising divine truth that cuts off the head 'the ego' killed by divine truth and revelation. Tongue is passion, rawness and energy and this energy is Venus going retrograde down in to the underworld. The teeth symbolise the Sattva - creative stillness, peace, love - biting down, taking care of the wild Raja, the desire. Kali is standing on Shiva. Shiva is down there in a relaxed pose that represents eternal consciousness. Shakti, Kali, is energy. Masculine and Feminine. These goes together and support the moving energy of Shakti. The cobra, Kundalini is rising up!
Retrograde conjuncts with the Sun on March 25th. She is conjunct with mercury as 'the head', Venus is in her Kali guise or aspect, in Aries 'the sign of the warrior goddess'.
Saturn has chosen to station and sit on the Galactic Centre, ONE DEGREE, for a month (March 6th-May7th) at the same time that Venus is going in to Retrograde, at the same time that the Sun, now squared at Saturn, is going in to Aries - THIS IS A VERY INTENSE TIME and POWERFUL TIME, off the back of the FULL MOON last week - so be aware of that and try to normalise it.
As the centre of the galaxy, Saturn, 'the lord of time, the lord of karma' - stations for a month, our whole solar system and sun revolves around this centre every 240 million years - a large cycle of time, beyond our comprehension. Our sun is 30, 000 light years away from the centre of the galaxy. In 2000, they discovered a black hole, that the centre of the galaxy is a black hole emitting infra-red radiation. (Philip Sedgwick has researched this).
What is important, I feel, to acknowledge is this puts pressure on the subconscious mind that forces a release of memories and old programs, rising up out of this underworld, ending a cycle, squeezing up and out the past. Everything that has not been completed in that cycle, comes up for us to look at and view. WOW!!! So once again, this requires work, this is energy.
These programs from our memories have started to slow us down, so we defragment, and begin to take out all the stuff that is not useful to us and clouding the clarity. This is Aries, the future.
Death leading to a re- emergence. Easter coming from Pagan times again, The godless, wild folk that were in touch with nature and cycles. It is all in alignment with the natural rhythms and cycles that surround us and are within us.
The sun is squaring the galactic centre and squaring Saturn to make this new start! 2017 - the year of NEW BEGINNINGS.
Venus - goddess of love, beauty and harmony is disrupting the orderly peaceful flow of our relationships, getting in touch with our angry (the emotion that is of everything we have suppressed in order to maintain harmony in our relationships - our needs, desires and truth).
WE ARE GETTING TRIGGERED.
Kali Goddess - the divine wisdom, arrives to support us!
The Galactic centre is connected to the Kundalini and Saturn is connected to the Root Chakra. The root chakra IS Life and Death - survival, security, loosing everything.
THIS IS A TIME OF THINGS LEAVING OUR SPACE, LIFE, MAGNETIC FIELD.
LET THEM GO.
ENTER THE VOID!
What is left? ...
Truth! Divine Wisdom.
All that goes is to be replaced by love, support, healing and wisdom. The vibration is going to be raised. Let it!
"I need to ask the question. Then sit still and listen, To Life's new proposition, For my evolution." - Kaypacha Lescher.
Ask inwardly, to the galactic centre. Kali, Shiva, Life, Creator, Source has a new proposition for you, for me.
It requires letting go of the old, so the new can emerge, evolution!
RETROGRADE - REBEL, REVOLT, REFLECT, REVIEW, REMEMBER, RE-ORGANISE, RE - ESTABLISH, RE-INITIATE, RE-DO, RE-MAKE.
Re-make yourself, Aries - So you can love more wholly and completely, Venus - Assisted by Mars went in to Taurus last week (me), the bull solid, slow, sit, still. Complimentary planets stars and galaxies are working together for your evolution. The galactic centre is the transformer of infinite wisdom to our galaxy, to our sun, to our earth. Heading downwards.... New Life is coming.
So in class we will explore Spring energy, cycles, connections, expressions, heart opening and transformation.
See you there!
Monday AM 10:00-11.30 @ Space 238
Tuesday PM 19:30-21:00 @ Matter Wholefoods
Thursday AM 10:45-12:15 @ Space 238
Namaste Springtime Yogis x