Are you waking and sleeping differently? Maybe this is why …

Are you waking and sleeping differently? Maybe this is why …

Have you noticed a change in the way you are waking and sleeping recently?

Why, maybe you are wondering, is Alison asking me about this … how does it fit in with astrology … ???

Two of the most popular questions I am noticing are:

1) “I’m dreaming a lot right now – is there a reason for that?”  &

2) “Is it normal to be sleeping later and later?”

 

Maybe this is why…

Whilst the cycles of the Moon nearly always have an impact on our dreaming patterns it is fair to say that these are very unusual planetary times and so I looked deeper into the ‘why’s’.

And I noticed how our daily patterns have shifted and changed with restrictions being introduced, then lifted, then reintroduced and offices, shops and buildings closed.

As human beings, we are so very spiraladaptable and stoic in the face of what we need to do to survive. To survive is the purpose of our ego and we will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure continued existence!

We are amazing humans and history constantly shows us just how much we not only choose to live but we strive to evolve and grow as well.

And so a situation calls for us to alter our standard patterns of waking and sleeping behaviour and we absolutely step up to the mark and try to do our best …

We have had generations, and years, of society calling us up to a clock based waking, and working, day.

Suddenly the six o’clock train to catch a tube to walk to an office for an eight o’clock meeting has disappeared. And that 8am meeting is suddenly an 8pm online conference call. A hurried sandwich lunch at a desk becomes preparing lunch for family. Our complete structure of a ‘day in the life of …’ has changed!

 

The Sleep/Wake Rhythm

Your sleep/awake schedule may well have shifted and altered beyond all recognition! waking

“It feels so normal to start work in the afternoon”
“I can’t switch off at night now as I have meetings in the evening.”
“I’m getting up later in the morning … am I lazy?”

These are all comments seen over the last few weeks from various platforms and, I’m sure, you have your own to add.

We all have our own ‘sleep/awake’ clocks that usually need no thought given. An alarm clock will make sure that we get up in time for the bus or train. And then our day is pretty regulated for lunch time and evening meal. Waking and sleeping to suit our day.

But things are different now. With more and more of us working from home, together with partners, we may be sharing coffee tables for lap tops and kitchen plug sockets for chargers. And then there is also, of course, home schooling, or the ‘noise’ of others in the household.

 

Deep Remembering

There is a saying that will resonate with our ancestral memories which may well be of help here!

“Up with the lark”

Or “wake at dawn and bed at dusk”.

It is only a few years ago (relatively speaking!) that we would have been, quite naturally, waking as the sun rose and making sure that our tasks were completed in daylight. And then evenings, that time as the sun went down, for the more indoors tasks or story telling. Our bodies, and minds, really do remember a time when our cycles and rhythms were much more in tune with those of our planet earth and the Universe.

It is at the deep of Winter that we yearn for the sun and for light (and warmth!) to return.                    sunrise

Read more <<here>> about why it resonates for us all to light up our homes at that time of the year!

 

 

Rhythms and cycles. Our own body clocks.

Sleeping and dreaming. Doing and being.

Listening to our inner self becomes even more crucial as we move into these new planetary energies. We are being given an opportunity to ground ourselves with the earth. To learn a new way of being in tune with our bodies, our families, our neighbours and find those different (may I offer the word ‘better’ here?) ways of working.

sleeping

Top Tip!

Choose!

By understanding ourselves (and knowing your birth chart is one way of delving into the magical being that is you!) we can choose how we structure our day.

Choose what filters to apply to media and listen to what your body says. Switch to a cycle and rhythm that suits you and your family. And if you find negotiations are needed know that you are giving yourself choices.

Choice is powerful.  Listening to our own cycles and rhythms is a very powerful and liberating way of being.

And make time for you!

As always, with love from Alison x

Here’s a link to my website!  Click here  www.alisontheastrologer.com

Shadows and Light, New Moon & Winter Solstice

Shadows and Light, New Moon & Winter Solstice

Shadows and Light

In this time of shadows and light – remember to listen to your inner self … and allow the Universe to whisper to you …
You are unique … With your own story to tell … A Pathway to walk in many dimensions … Choices arranged, with love, by the Universe and to unfold gradually in cosmic flow from the moment of your birth …
There are 3 turning wheel of the year dates to be aware of this month.  shadows and light
New Moon in Sagittarius December 14th at 16:16 London time
Winter Solstice / Yule when the Sun moves into Capricorn – December 21st at 12:00 London time
Full Moon is in Cancer (December 30th at 03:28 London time)

Insights

The New Moon chart carries a strong fire emphasis to properly set the scene for an epic planetary change as we go through the Winter Solstice gateway and on towards the Full Moon … welcoming in the shadows and light!

We will concentrate on the New Moon and Yule for this post though. There are opportunities for a truly new vision to emerge for each of us and especially if your birth chart has a strong Fire / mutable element to it or planets at 25º-27º or 0º of a sign. Shadows and light ready for understanding, transformation and showing us the way forward.  shadows and light

At the moment of the New moon Jupiter and Saturn are in the closing degrees of Capricorn and Sun / Moon / Mercury in Sagittarius … and then …

Winter solstice moves the sun into Capricorn together with Mercury.  Jupiter & Saturn move into Aquarius. Sun, Mercury, Jupiter & Saturn are all at 0º of their new signs at the same time. Quite a planetary blast of energy and a welcome change for us all.

My advice?

Use the next few weeks to really begin a personal new vision. Over the past months we have been witnessing, and experiencing, a planetary reset which does carry with it both a responsibility and also an alchemical opportunity for major transformation. This continues into next year however one step at a time (!) and here we have one big step towards our alignment and balance.

If you have been around me for a while you will know how much I appreciate the energy of Chiron and which is now at 4º of Aries having completed around 2 years of his 8ish year transit through that sign. Chiron brings the light to those areas needing attention – he is known as the ‘wounded healer’ and the energy really is in alignment with how we can best move forwards if we are working with the ‘shadows and light’ all around us. The mythology around which much of our understanding of how the planets lend us their potentials is based is fascinating. And the story of Chiron is well worth researching if you feel drawn to do so!

Here for you …

I love astrology and working with the earth energies. One question I am most often asked is how to learn about ‘it’ all. My answer remains the same. Read, think, experience, observe.

Our planet earth, Gaia, will teach us.

My own astrology has been intense this year. Imagine for a moment having a Saturn return (my natal Saturn is conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn) at a time when the whole planet is experiencing the most powerful Saturn/Pluto/Jupiter energy in decades.  And I feel, observe and learn from myself to understand and (hopefully!) serve even better for you.

I will be adjusting my consultations in line with how ‘what we need to know about the planetary influences during 2021’ is shaping up and also your feedback.
Power time sessions will stay in place during 2021 (loving those wonderful half hour times we get to spend exploring together!).

Astrology consultations

NB – limited appointments at 2020 prices!

The prices below are only available for appointments booked until the end of January 2021.

First astrology consultation

If you have never had your chart drawn up and read by me here is the link and be prepared to begin a journey of uncovering your inner and outer worlds with all of the potentials of the Universe!

£149 and click here for the booking link 

Follow-up astrology consultations

£99 and click here for the booking link   

Power-time half hour for …

Astro-chat – let’s chat around your chart. Not a consultation but useful if you want to explore one aspect of your chart or of the astrology of now! Or if you would like to see whether a full consultation would be useful … maybe spend a half hour with me learning: how to dowse using a pendulum; developing your intuition; learning a new tarot spread.

£49 and click here for the booking link   

Thank you!

I thank you for reading and for being here alongside me on our journey together. I would love to hear from you – keep well, safe, warm, and go gently through this amazing time.

As always, with love from Alison x

Click here for my website.

‘why’ put lights on the festive tree?

‘why’ put lights on the festive tree?

Why put lights on the festive tree?

Or indeed in our gardens, on houses, draped around windows …

lights on the festive tree

Lights appear in many different religious festivals in November, December and January. And it is definitely not a coincidence that those months are, in our Northern hemisphere, the darkest times of our year.

Light symbolises light returning – it is both as simple, and yet as deeply profound, as that!

At Samhain (Halloween) a candle is lit in windows to help travellers find their way to warmth and shelter by going towards family and to rest safely during the winter months. The lit candles also expand our channels of communication with loved ones in Spirit and so we are able to gain insights and messages as well as actual news from those family members travelling to spend the coming months under our roof!

And then, at Winter Solstice, we witness the shortest day of the year … and the longest night. After that time so the Sun begins to climb in the sky and our days lengthen.

Light returns …

Warmth returns …

Green returns …

and hope.

And so the lighting of lights in the darkest of time speaks to the deepest hopes that we all have … that the light will return and we will feel warm and safe again.

Full Moon

When you next light a candle take a moment to feel the connection, and the long history that each and every one of us have through our ancestors, to welcoming in the light.

 

As always, with love from Alison

PS   download my free guide to inspiration by clicking here. 

Inspiration

 

 

Shadows and Light, New Moon & Winter Solstice

Are you ready for a spectacular Full Moon?

Are you ready for a spectacular full moon on Monday to begin setting our scene for Winter Solstice and the gateway which will appear?

You are unique … With your own story to tell … A Pathway to walk in many dimensions … Choices just for you arranged, with love, by the Universe and to unfold gradually in cosmic flow from the moment of your birth …

 

Insights

This spectacular full moon on Monday is the last one before our Winter Solstice. And so it gives us a space to consider just what we wish to take through that gateway which appears on December 21st when the Sun moves into Capricorn.
For now the Sun has entered into Sagittarius asking us all to sharpen our arrows and look at just where we would like them to land. It’s a fire sign and so has a vibrant energy for actions.

And we must look at the wondrous brilliance of this Full Moon in Gemini on Monday (09:30 GMT) to offer us a very inspiring chart of the sky at that moment.
Astrology is so exciting and this Full Moon leading towards the Winter Solstice has such potential for us all!

In the sky on Monday … The Sun and Moon are opposite each other through Gemini and Sagittarius, Uranus is opposite Venus and making patterns for the rise of quite feminine energy. Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct making their last aspects of the cosmic dance which has taken much of this year. I’ve included a chart for the Full Moon moment at the bottom of this letter.

This time is all about connections and connecting. Communication with the outer and inner worlds. Remember that the energy for Samhain/Halloween brought us together inside to prepare for the colder weather. And so we begin conversations that have time and space to unfold as we walk along our pathways of the rhythm of this world.

Charge and cleanse crystals by placing them in view of the Moon over the next few nights and their messages will have a clarity.  Write for the sheer enjoyment of pen/pencil on paper.

Ground yourself and feel the strength of roots.

Here for you …

My offers will all be changing after the Solstice however here are the ways in which I can help shine a light for you and your pathway forwards as we all find balance in the rhythm of the Universe.

Power-time half hour for …

Astro-chat – let’s chat around your chart. Not a consultation but useful if you want to explore one aspect of your chart or of the astrology of now! Or if you would like to see whether a full consultation would be useful …

Or spend a half hour with me learning:

how to dowse using a pendulum;

developing your intuition;

Creating a meditative mandala using cards or drawing techniques.

£49 and click here for the booking link   

PS – you can book as many of these sessions as you wish (one person used the facility to have a 1-1 tarot course with me by booking 5 sessions – discount available for that so contact me!)

Your first astrology consultation

If you have never had your chart drawn up and read by me here is the link and be prepared to begin a journey of uncovering your inner and outer worlds with all of the potentials of the Universe!

£149 and click here for the booking link 

Follow-up astrology consultations

£99 and click here for the booking link   

Event, business launch and corporate astrology are bespoke services so please contact me separately if you would like more information.

thank you for reading and for being here alongside me on our journey together. I would love to hear from you – keep well, safe, warm, and go gently through this amazing Full Moon energy.

As always, with love from Alison x

Click here for my website.

PS – here’s the chart for the spectacular full moon!

 

November new moon love letter to you

November new moon love letter to you

This November new moon sets the scene for our month ahead and of nurture and nourish…

We are all still facing outer restrictions in some way or other and yet remember just how many times we, as humans, have been tested and re-covered. And this November new moon has all the possibilities and ‘newness’ for just that. It is so helpful right now to see Uranus retrograde in Taurus giving collective inspiration for re-viewing our way forward especially with finance I suspect!
I’m writing this as news of a vaccine is breaking and a feeling that we have that sense of hope and new vision brewing away.

Mercury in Scorpio … Mars in Aries (retrograde turning direct on the 14th) … Venus is in Libra (will enter Scorpio on the 21st) …

Your love letter:
What makes your heart sing? Is there something that you can do to bring a sense of beautiful peacefulness to your body … or your mind … or your soul?
Maybe a walk in nature followed by quiet dreaming time. Perhaps a home spa with gentle music. Or mad crazy dancing to some seriously loud music!
Writing, doodling, painting and using colour. Bring vibrancy into the home and your world. Move cushions, change the tea you drink or even just give permission to your eyes to watch the sky.

And let me know – I love to hear how you are enjoying moments right now.
And scroll down to the end of this email if you wish to get to something really joy-full from youtube!

My News!

Still not on social media! There are some people and groups that I miss however (!) the space, still-ness, quiet, time for email / letter / calls, quiet (did I say that already!) and … most of all … I feel a gentle balance returning to all of my energetic fields.
I may dip my toe into LinkedIn again very soon but not just yet.

And so my email list and website remains my main focus which is like a breathe of fresh air. And I’m tidying up my website and office in readiness for the new work to enter as we move closer to the Solstice gateway. More about that later as we truly are at a strong planetary shift time which continues into next year.

Planetary News!

New Moon on Sunday in Scorpio (see the theme here!).
Here we go. Moon & Sun both at 23º Scorpio at 05:08 15th November GMT.
An intriguing new moon energy. Especially given (and I’m loving this) Venus is still in Libra and making a square to Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn all in Capricorn. Now some would say that the square brings in a challenge and I say that the challenge is necessary. Test out how to balance those Capricorn energies as we prepare for the Winter Solstice in December. Walk a labyrinth and let gentle love wash over your soul.

 

How I Lovingly Serve you

Appointments available for:

Power-time half hour for …

Astro-chat – let’s chat around your chart. Not a consultation but useful if you want to explore one aspect of your chart or of the astrology of now! And, of course if you would like to see whether a full consultation would be helpful!!

Or spend a half hour with me learning:

how to dowse using a pendulum;

developing your intuition;

Creating a meditative mandala using cards or drawing techniques.

£49 and click here for the booking link   

PS – you can book as many of these sessions as you wish (one person used the facility to have a 1-1 tarot course with me by booking 5 sessions – discount available for that so contact me!)

Other Resources

This to cheer!!
Dorothy Dandridge with Fayard & Harold Nicholas (the Nicholas Brothers) performing “Chattanooga Choo Choo” in SUN VALLEY SERENADE (1941) dir. H. Bruce Humberstone …

 

Thank you!

thank you for reading and for being here alongside me on our journey together. I would love to hear from you – keep well, safe, warm, and go gently through this amazing New Moon energy.

As always, with love from Alison xxx

Click here for my website.

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