Gemini is the star of this week, headlining both the Sun – from this Wednesday – and the Moon – on Friday. Gemini, ruled by Mercury, is all in the mind and its energy is light, outgoing and when out of balance can be a little ADD, as it loves variety and multitasking.
New moons are usually about new beginnings. However, this Friday’s new moon in Gemini, is asking you to re-cycle, re-evaluate and re-fresh more than starting something brand new. Why? Because it comes with a Mercury – Venus conjunction and a Sun – Saturn trine; and both planets (Venus, ruling my wants and desires and Saturn, ruler of rules and order) are retrograding. Is there anything in your life which feels a little outdated and will do with a makeover? Well, this is a great time to do this!
Stay tuned as I will be posting a black moon ritual here this Wednesday evening, right in time for the black mooning period before the new moon is out!
This full moon in Scorpio has passed like a massive wave, so perhaps you like myself are feeling a little more exhausted and depleted than normal. Make sure you take some time to rest and nourish yourself until your energy levels are balanced again.
Sometimes, and especially now during lockdown, we have to deal with others’ erratic behaviour’s head on, especially our close ones or people we share our space with. Perhaps this full moon has brought someone’s dark side up to the surface and you’ve had to handle the tsunami not knowing where it came from. How can we create some distance when there is no physical distance?
Boundaries are important and the closer we are to people the firmer in place they should be. I find staying close to my centre helps in this situations when, aside from having to manage my own stress I am being thrown some more. Stepping out of the situation without reacting is no easy feat, but most effective. Breathe it through. A few deep breaths and then our dear Ujjayi breath, calming our senses, keeping us focused, soothing the heart.
A daily meditation practice is an invaluable tool to be able to stay calm in the middle of the tsunami. Once this regular practice settles within you it’s like having a superpower. You are able to control your own mind and not be affected by others behaviours. This is definitely something worth investing in!
Asana practice will also help channel your fire into a very beneficial outcome, your physical wellbeing (which, by default, will effect your emotional wellbeing). A short sun salutation, maybe staying in down dog a little longer, burning it on Utkatasana (chair pose)… Think of the great benefits of a fire under control. And now think of the destruction power held by a fire out of control. Fire is fire. We just need to learn how to handle it.
Mercury moves into Gemini today, Monday, marking the beginning of three weeks of premium time for negotiations, anything to do with communications, networking, the internet and electronic devices – I am hoping this means our Zoom classes will get a boost!
Mars enters Piscis on Wednesday, meaning fire enters water. Mars is not very happy on this sign as its energy dissolves its willpower, dampening its fire, leaving you confused and not knowing which path to take. If we look at this from a little bit of a higher plane this alignment can be turned to a good place and be used to channel our inner Spiritual (Pisces) warrior (Mars).
Two planets go retrograde this week: Venus on Wednesday and Jupiter on Thursday. Venus rules love, creative projects and finances and will be going retrograde till June 25th – not a good period for weddings. Jupiter will be retrograde for the next 4 months, so this is a good time to do a little soul searching and make sure your goals are still in tune with your heart’s desires.
A Sun – Pluto trine on Friday may bring out a few handy secrets and we will end the week with a lucky charm on Sunday brought by a Jupiter-Sun trine.
Today we have a very favourable aspect for anything to do with communications, deals, purchases and networking as the Sun merges with Mercury. So send that message, sign that contract and make that purchase today as the sky promises a smooth going!
The biggest day of the week is Thursday as we have a full moon in Scorpio. Scorpio is a deep, deep, deeeeeeeep sign and it deals with deep (did I say this?) transformation as it is the most intense of signs (feminine, fixed, water). Scorpio will love you deeply forever and become obsessed when out of balance. This is why Scorpio is linked with addictions, jealousy, relentlessness… everything goes deep and is felt to the extreme. So, even though full moons are felt as high energy, offering revelations and clarity; this full moon may feel more introverted, asking us to dive deep into the abyss of our psyche to dig for the roots of our most hidden fears… Sounds fun? I guess it depends on how daring you feel this week. Lets prepare for this, do a little ground work first so we are connected to our cores before we do such intense work. Stay tuned as I will be posting a little ritual for Thursday’s full moon on Wednesday. Follow my blog so you don’t miss a post – I only write once or twice a week, so it won’t clog your inbox!
The weather in the UK is being yet again amazing for Easter weekend. Last year, I was in Cornwall with Tiger, we took a train all the way there to go to the woods and the sea. We were free to do so and lucky that it was hot and sunny. This year we have spent this weekend in our garden. We did not go out to the woods or the park. And we consider ourselves lucky to have a little garden we can spend some time at. Things are very different now.
Last year, as I was following and studying astrological predictions for the ominous year 2020, I couldn’t have imagined what this years ‘huge shifts and tranformations’ were going to materialise as, or even, how they would occur in the first place. Seeing what we are going through now everything makes a lot of sense. The collective is now going through a huge karmic process. Some tough lessons we need to learn and, until we do, this is not going to get any better. Now we are forced to stay home, with ourselves, move into the yin energy and accept that this is all a result of our actions (karma). Move out of the victim mentality. Reflect. Work together as a whole, protect the vulnerable and stay strong. As a collective of humans. Tom Lescher (aka Kaypacha) talks about this in last week’s Pele report (always making it fun and a little crazy!)
This week starts with a couple of conflicting astrological alignments. We have a Sun-Pluto square tomorrow Tuesday and then a Sun-Jupiter square on Wednesday. The Sun is conjuct Eris, goddess of discord and strife. Eris is the sister of Ares (god of war), the feminine which gives birth and also takes life away. The goddess of karma. These two squares can bring in massive power struggles so it is good to start the week well balanced and at peace to manage these energies. We will we doing some great pranayama and grounding balancing poses in class this week. We want to build a steadfast mind/ body while staying soft! Things relax a bit more towards the end of the week as the Sun moves into Taurus (an earthy, materialistic and creative sign) on Sunday, so we can channel our energies into creative projects and if it’s in the garden even better!