Saturday, 19 March 2011

Cosmic Update - From The Newsletter...

We have a special few days lined up over this coming weekend,. We have a Full Moon on the 19th and the Spring (Vernal) Equinox on the 20th. This Full Moon will be extra potent, as the Moon will be very close to the Earth, meaning we should see the biggest Full Moon for almost two decades!

The Cosmic Climate is a somewhat rambunctious one at the moment. Great shifts are occurring as we continue the process of re-awakening. With powerful Saturn still retrograde, we are being pushed to our limits in order to re-connect to our true priorities in life. At the same time, Uranus entered Aries on the 12th March, marking the beginning of a chapter of re-invention and creativity. Uranus, the freedom-seeking rebel wants each of us to break free from the chains that bind us in order to be independent, creative, empowered individuals.

The Full Moon on the 19th is in earthy Virgo. Being a so-called 'super moon' is likely to add to the potency of this greatly. Full Moons can create great unrest in sensitive or intuitive souls; it is as though the light from the Moon shines within and unlocks a myriad of different doors and windows to the soul. This can cause sleepless nights, restlessness, and sometimes confusion and disorientation.

The Full Moon highlights the areas in our lives that we need to reflect upon. Yet this is an earth Moon, and it is a time to focus on achieving (or finding) stability in our lives. With the huge changes being triggered by other cosmic events, it is more important than ever to find stability and balance within, for this will help to guide us forwards with clarity, vision and purpose.

During this Full Moon, Uranus is conjunct the Sun, amplifying the power of Uranus into the mix. The need to 'find ourselves' and our paths in life will become great, and if we can ride through the turmoil all around us (literally and figuratively), we can arrive in a place of focus, tranquillity and stillness.

The Spring Equinox is a time of balance, a time where day equals night in length. Neither dominates. With the Sun moving into Aries, the focus on Uranus also continues, and we need to realise that we all need balance in our own lives if we are to truly thrive and flourish.

On the 21st March, Ceres enters Pisces. We will be asked to find and to focus on what truly makes our hearts sing in life. We need to be more mindful, to rest in the stillness within, to stop forcing ahead and to stop our thoughts from dominating our lives . Instead we need to allow ourselves to be more in the moment and guided by our true hearts' desire. We can no longer go through life with our heads buried in the sand, we need to be fully awake, fully present.

Ceres also represents abundance on all levels, and in Pisces there is a strong theme of compassion and empathy flowing freely all around the world. Yet this starts from within, and we have to love ourselves and be kind to ourselves if we can ever truly grow or evolve.

These events bridge the gap to more cosmic events in April. April looks set to be another pivotal month, with change and unrest on almost every level. Whilst this is ultimately cathartic and healing in nature, it can be hard to see this whilst in the midst of chaos and uncertainty!

Neptune moves into Pisces on the 4th April, and this marks the coming home of the planet of spirituality and intuition. His visit is initially brief (until August), but he returns with full force in 2012! This shift marks the beginning of a spiritual re-awakening and a raising of the collective consciousness. We are all on a journey of incredible potency and force at the moment, and it can be hard to gain any sense of clarity or purpose. Yet, there is also peace and a sense of tranquillity within, and the more we can connect with this, the easier we will cope will the external ups and downs of our lives.

Like buoys on stormy seas, we can either allow ourselves to trust our anchors to hold us in place, or we can focus on the swell of the ocean and become sea-sick. In other words, we can believe in ourselves or allow panic, fear and uncertainty to take control. Nothing is ever quite as black and white as this, but there is a sense that we need to stop struggling so much and begin to allow our higher Selves to guide us forwards.

There is no denying that this is a time of great change, and we are likely to see lots of ups and downs; personally and collectively. Neptune in Pisces will help each of us to stay in tune with our inner Selves and to allow the Universe to guide us. So, we need to 'listen' and be guided by our intuition or higher selves...

Pluto moves retrograde on the 9th April, and this marks the beginning of a phase of introspection (yes, more of that!). This continues the theme of change and uncertainty, as we realise that we can no longer take anything for granted in life. Nothing is guaranteed, and whilst we may feel like the proverbial rug has been torn away from underneath us, ultimately this will allow us to realise just how much support the Universe can provide for us when we allow it.

So, you can see that this is a hugely significant time, a true turning point, but in so many more ways than one...