There’s some exciting Astrological weather ahead, with the Eclipse Season approaching, ushered in by a New Moon in Leo, the first of two in the same sign!
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the Phoenix Process, which is undoubtedly still in play. Without going into the details, I for one, have definitely been through the fire and although the flames have subsided a little, there’s still a whole lot of heat around and ahead of us – more like burning embers than a raging inferno, but fire and heat nonetheless.
Yesterday, Mars emerged from the deep waters of Cancer, after a 6 week sojourn, during which, a whole lot of emotion was churned up. He has now just entered Leo, the brave-hearted Lion King, where he’ll be brandishing his fiery sword for the next 6 weeks.
On Sunday 23rd July, the warrior planet will be joined by the Sun and the Moon, presenting us with a New Moon in Leo. This sets things in motion for the eclipse season ( Lunar eclipse on the 17th August and a Total Solar Eclipse (new moon in Leo) on the 21st August. As the second New moon is also in Leo, some astrologers refer to it as a black moon. This is all particularly relevant for people who have personal planets in Leo and Aquarius!
The first new moon in Leo ushers in what feels to me energetically like a holding pattern, a bed of embers stretching before us, beckoning us to walk through them and burn away anything that is still preventing us from expressing ourselves in all our glory. With the Sun, Moon and Mars all being in a square to Uranus, this is a crucial trigger point to start clearing a pathway to a new cycle of courage, self love, growth, fulfillment and happiness. But, as we know by now, the good things don’t generally come without testing some comfort zones.
Some years back, I attended a fire walking ceremony. At first, I refused to participate, shrinking back, unwilling to take the risk. But after a while I managed to muster up some courage and go for it. Encouraged by the supportive group around me, all I had to do was hold a positive intention, commit to the process and keep moving – not running – but walking… across red hot coals! As soon as I hesitated or doubted, I would feel the heat rising through my feet more intensely. However, when I shifted my mind back to the positive intention, trusted and moved forward in a committed way, I felt nothing at all…amazingly There certainly was a huge feeling of elation when we got to the other side with our feet and our dignities intact.
As we walk through the fiery embers of the next few weeks, it’s possible that we’ll come face to face with our shadow, with self doubt, lack of trust and possibly some pretty volatile feelings or situations. If we are able to just be present with the emotions that arise (keep moving through the fire) ,without rejecting or projecting them, there is very real potential to burn away whatever isn’t serving us and open the door to more inspiration, expansion and liberation.
The energy of the next astrological month is all about living whole heartedly and any of the rage or rebellion we feel at the moment, is very likely to be triggered by a feeling that we are not.
I went to see an incredible movie at the Durban Film Festival the other night, called “The Most Beautiful Day”, where two men (complete strangers) are told that they are hurtling towards death’s door. Rather than wait for it to arrive, they decide to throw caution to the wind and find their Most Beautiful Day, before they die. Its poignant, funny and well worth the watch. But more than that, there were a few things that really stood out for me. Being given a death sentence actually liberated these men, as it does for many people in the same position. Knowing that they weren’t going to be around for long, gave them the “permission” to go out, break the rules and fully embrace the time they did have left.
They stopped waiting for things to come to them and went out to get them!
This is the only life any of us will ever have in this form!
Are you living your life, with all your might… or are you just existing….waiting ….? Waiting for the right person to appear, waiting for more money, a better house, more security, the right occasion to get that beautiful crockery out, light that beautiful candle, wear that sexy lingerie? Are you waiting until your house looks good enough to entertain your friends, or until you have enough time to go for a walk on the beach, talk with a friend, learn how to play the guitar or go on that trip you’ve always wanted to go on? Are you waiting for somebody to complete you or tell you that they approve of you enough for you to embrace all that you actually are?
- If you were given 1 month or 6 months to live, how would you spend it… really?
- Are you doing any of those things regularly?
- If not, what are you waiting for?
- How do you really feel about yourself and your life?
- What makes you happy, opens your heart, makes it race with excitement or fills it up with love?
- What is it that’s stopping you from doing more of this?
- What are you afraid of? – THIS is a key question, because that’s what needs to be burnt in the fire?
- What would you do differently, if you had nothing left to lose?
I’ll be sharing some insights on this theme on FACEBOOK over the next month. Please join in the conversation!
In My Tapestry of Life Workshops, we explore this theme more fully.
In addition to running the two part Tapestry of Life Workshop in July and August ( on two different days) in Durban, I’m delighted to be running it as a two day workshop in Johannesburg (September) and Cape Town (October.
The workshops are designed to help you to navigate your way to your true Soular Power.
Each year, the sun returns to the same position it was on the day you were born. This is called your Solar Return, which is why we wish people Many happy Returns on their birthday. After you’ve had your natal chart done, its a good idea to have an update once a year. This is a stand alone chart, which gives you a weather report for the year ahead. Referring to this during the year, will help you to stay on track with your Soular Power. We will also look at transits and progressions to your Natal Chart, which remains your fundamental Astrological blueprint.
Thanks for reading 🙂
In light and life and Fiery Moons
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