‘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

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Inspiration

 

 

Are you ready for a spectacular Full Moon?

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

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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.

October 31st Samhain in the turning wheel of the year

October 31st Samhain in the turning wheel of the year

The turning wheel of the year reaches the 31st October and …

a second full moon for this month and Samhain/Halloween as well … are you ready to enjoy, and delve into, the turn of the season?  turning wheel of the year

Samhain / All hallows eve / halloween … the 31st October is the festival of the world sleeping. We are in the darkest of time at this point in the turning wheel of the year and, we know, about to go into the coldest. This festival marked the last time for this year that our ancestors could safely travel before closing doors to keep warm and dry.

Insights

It is traditional to place a lit candle in the window for travellers to see and to know that a warm welcome will be waiting.
Now-a-days a lit pumpkin in a window will offer that warm welcome to trick or treaters – although movement around streets is different this year.
However the symbolism and deeply held memories are still there and so a lit candle brings in that sense of loving friends and families uniting.

Another tradition for this time is to lay an extra place at the dinner table. Again this is a part of the warm welcome given to travellers seeking refuge and also an act of remembering those that are now in the spirit world.

And this brings me to the phrase ‘the veil is at its thinnest at this time of the year’. Insights and messages. Seeing beyond the real. Working with the imagination. As we are encouraged to be indoors and ‘inside’ so the inner world and all that we have within beckons to be heard.

Scrying – possibly one of the most ancient and beautiful ways of giving the imagination permission to roam. Whether you light a fire or a candle the art of scrying is one of those ‘remembering’ parts of who we are.

Magical Life – An E-book for living in harmony with the elements is available to purchase via my website and I have put it on sale for Samhain!
Please click here for more details! 

Astrology

And we’re here at the astrology part!
The Full Moon (31/10/2020 at 14:48 London) at 8º Taurus and conjunct Uranus. The Sun will be at 8ºScorpio and making a special trine with Neptune. Just this aspect creates a wonder-full (and welcome) pattern in the sky for inspiring independent thoughts. Are you dreaming a lot? If so be gentle with them and allow the deeper insights to slowly appear. Draw or doodle away to your hearts content as the imagination offers a light for the path ahead.
In addition (!) Venus opposite Chiron brings an awareness of making sure we consider our ‘self’ from a healing point of view together with the planet. Venus is the goddess of love, beauty and art. Chiron the centaur bringing healing to wounds.

Is there a part of your self that would love to create something? Or nurture and nourish?
And my final ‘snap shot’ insight for this particular chart of the heavens would be that it has a strongly cardinal and earth weight to all of the aspects. Opportunity for us to be who we really are and to allow time for the deep changes that are coming to really unfold in their magical and beautiful manner.
I’m reminded of a card I have on my shelf from St Julian’s Church in Norwich with the words of the Anchoress Lady Julian

‘All Shall be Well.’ 

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 walking forward.

As always, with love from Alison x

 

Would you like to work with me?

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 make sure that a full consultation would be helpful!!

Or spend a half hour with me learning:

how to dowse using a pendulum;

developing your intuition;

asking me all about the turning wheel of the year and how useful it is to work within that flow!;

Creating a meditative mandala using cards or drawing techniques.

£49 and click here for the booking link   

PS – ask someone how they are twice … the first time we always answer automatically!

 

As always, with love, from Alison

The Secret held within your relocation chart!

The Secret held within your relocation chart!

 

A new astrological chart is created when we make a significant move to another place geographically.  A secret held within the astrology of your relocation chart waiting to be unlocked perhaps!

The first part of what I offer here is to say that ‘you remain the same’ after a change of location. The second part is to say ‘you may be aware of subtle differences, new impulses, different opportunities and maybe a change in language.’

The chart set up for your relocated situation does not replace your birth chart however it will offer you more to look at and consider.  An extra chapter hidden away and waiting to be unlocked and read.

A change of permanent residence is a serious matter and significant. Therefore it follows that the astrology around it becomes a major influencer on the path being travelled.

 

What changes?

Different parts of a birth chart will unlock and allow something new to emerge – a secret held within your relocation chart!  secret

The birth of a human being on planet earth is a special and momentous occasion. That moment in time and space offers a road map and shows all of the potentials. Choices and chances. Opportunities and traits. How relationships are built. Deeply held purpose. And travel.

By watching a birth chart, and the patterns made to it by planetary energies, we see many things including the different types of travel that appeal. Sometimes travel geographically and then again there is travel within the mind. And always moving forwards, evolving and growing towards the best version of ourselves.

There is a very big difference in looking at the astrology of temporary travel to that of a more permanent change of residence.

 

Are the planets the same?

The planetary positions remain the same as they are fixed in the Universe for the ‘clock’ time under consideration. For example if Venus was at 18º of the sign of Taurus then that planet would still be in the same place and likewise if the Sun was in Gemini at 16º then it would still be at that position!  the patterns they make

 

So what does change?

The Latitude & Longitude is determined by the geographical place. And so it follows that, when we make a significant move or journey, the mathematics around where our position or place changes. And then the chart drawn up will give us a new perspective of the Universe around us. We will view the stars and the planets from another angle as the angles of the chart will quite literally alter. Planets may now even appear in different houses – parts of the chart concerning character, career, where we fit in to the world etc. And this will bring chances to evolve and grow into a different pathway created for us. 

In my own chart a change of Country shifted my chart to shine a very different light onto my path. My rising sign became Leo instead of Virgo and that gave me a different view of my path through the whole chart. I began to ask questions again and to re-visit the bigger questions of my relationship with the world from a different perspective. I looked for the secret held within my own relocation chart … Exciting! Especially as the ‘next step’ is to look at planetary movements and so future opportunities!

 

Would you like to know more about you?

Astrology gives us beautiful choices all uniquely designed for each one of us by the Universe. Free will and choices. The joy of looking at our birth chart is that it becomes our road map. Giving us the best potentials and energies with which to work.

Contact me if you’d like to hear more!  Just click here to book your ‘talk to Alison’ call! 
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As always, with love from Alison x

 

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