Thursday, 29 April 2010

Nurturing The Soul Within

Ceres moved retrograde on the 28th April. Cuddled up to Pluto (also retrograde) in Capricorn, this powerful conjunction is likely to send some powerful shockwaves into our lives.

A planet in retrograde takes the celestial energy within, and Ceres (the Earth Goddess) is strongly connected to each of us nurturing and nourishing ourselves on every level of our Being. This is vital for our well-being, but how many of us actually look after ourselves that well? Some may treat the body as a temple eating well and exercising often, some may meditate and tend the gardens of their minds with love and care, and some may find ways to release stress, anger and other strong destructive emotions on a regular basis. But how many of us do all of these things?

Pluto is the transformer, and in his current retrograde phase is asking each of us to honour the wholeness within – the dark and the light. In addition, he is the catalyst for each of us to become at one with ourselves and our natures bringing about endings and beginnings in our lives in order to moves forwards with those things that truly matter. Pluto wants us to let go of self-doubt and to take charge of our lives, he wants us to de-clutter our lives and connect to the core of our Beings in order to gain clarity about our unique purposes and paths ahead.

This powerful combination of Ceres and Pluto looks set to push each of us towards living more holistically and in touch with our true Selves. It is only then that we can truly reach out and help others and make a difference.

Ceres is asking each of us to honour and nurture ourselves on every level and to take the necessary steps in our lives to create the Inner Utopia we each need in order to fulfil our potential and achieve our dreams.

So, now is the time to look after number one for a while, to eat well, to get the work / life balance right and to re-focus on our priorities. At the same time, the more we accept and embrace the completeness of who we are, the more natural this whole process will become.

This all might seem a little daunting, but surely the only true way to enlightenment is to nurture our souls, to love our bodies and honour our Selves?

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Thanks for your patience and support!

I will be back posting again this coming week - and there is a lot to catch up on with the planets, so be prepared!

Lots of love,


Out In The Fields With God

The little cares that fretted me
I lost them yesterday
Among the fields, above the sea,
Among the winds at play,
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.

The foolish fears of what might happen,
I cast them all away,
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new-mown hay,
Among the husking of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born -
Out in the fields with God.


PS - Thanks to Kay for sending this to me, it's beautiful.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Pluto Power

Today powerful Pluto moves retrograde until September.

I was watching a programme on TV at the weekend about the Solar System, and poor old Pluto never even got a mention due to his demotion from planetary status a couple of years ago. I felt a pang of sadness that astronomically this planet seems to have lost its significance.

It is therefore somewhat ironic, that astrologically and energetically, Pluto seems to be getting more powerful as time moves on. This is not a planet to be ignored or ridiculed; Pluto is the transformer, the God of the underworld. He represents ending and beginnings in our lives – often dramatic, sometimes violent. This is a force to honour, not ignore...

As each of us move towards a more heightened sense of being (some call this Ascension, but I prefer to refer to it more along the lines of becoming more awake), Pluto is playing an increasingly more important role. When retrograde, the transformative qualities of Pluto become internalised and our attention becomes focused within creating a need for each of us to explore our inner depths and to acknowledge everything that resides there – dark and light (for we all have both).

Pluto is often seen as a dark force due to his role as God of the underworld and his ability to annihilate and destroy. Yet without this, there is no room for growth, self-discovery or balance in our lives. Honouring the completeness of who we are is key if we are to move freely towards a more enlightened way of Being.

So it seems that over the coming weeks and months, Pluto will open up our eyes to see the dark and the light within. He will be the catalyst of change for each of us to embrace the completeness of our Beings in order to become at One with our Selves and our natures.

This sounds challenging, and for many of us it will be. Yet we need to become complete in order to fulfil our potential and to be true to our Selves. We each have a role to play, and unless we can fully understand our Selves, then how can we maximise our potential and do the very best that we can?

Resistance to change is futile, yet if we fear it or try to resist it, then the transition becomes much harder to bear. Of course, sometimes we have to fight for what is right or stand up proud in the face of judgement; but remember that retrograde Pluto is about the transition within. Once we can fully face, acknowledge and embrace our complete Selves, then our power will flow freely and we can stand invincible and sure-footed in the stormy seas of the world around us.

This is not a time for self-doubt or for self-denial. It is a time to face the Truth of who we are and to take charge of our lives with confidence and pride. Pluto has a way of making us heed his will, at first these could be subtle nudges, but slowly and surely they get less subtle and more forceful – so it seems that resisting this introspective phase will serve no purpose in the long run.

Once we are fully connected to the wholeness within, we can let go of all those things that no longer serve us, and we can let go of the old in order to welcome the new (for we cannot have one without the other). It is a time to de-clutter our lives on every level, and to connect to the core of our Being in order to gain clarity about our unique purposes and paths ahead.

This is a time of empowerment, enlightenment and enrichment. To infinity and beyond!!!

Silence is Golden...

Sorry about the silence on here this past few weeks, I have been going through some major life challenges of my own (I think Retrograde Pluto came early for me - see above post!).

Thanks as always for all your support and lovely emails.