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.

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As always, with love from Alison x

 

Your Stars for July with inner sparkle!

Your Stars for July with inner sparkle!

July with inner sparkle! And July begins with 5 planets still retrograde: Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. 

By the end of July Mercury will have turned direct bringing us the insights and thoughts, learning and clarity, new arts & crafts …

And, for July with inner sparkle, the beautiful feeling of the world turning and all is moving on for us and we really do not need to rush out there to prosper.  July with inner sparkle

Perhaps the key to our July with inner sparkle is in the retrograde planets plus that Mercury direct and a requirement that we all begin to see how to weave our way forwards again.

Interesting to note that the new Moon this month is also in the sign of Cancer and so will bring the energy from the Solstice forward for illumination. Especially as the third eclipse of this season occurs in July as well!

 

Making and doing and exploring new energy.

Taking time out to relax and allow the ‘new’ times to gently unfold into what will be-come. 

 

 

 

Oh! And get ready for the meteor showers at the end of the month.

They may be spectacular to see! 

A true July with inner sparkle shining in the sky!

 

 

♈️   Aries 

Mars is one of the few planets driving forward in a more usual pattern and, towards the end of the month, forms an inspiring square with Mercury. Push ahead with your dreams and goals this month and doors will begin to open. Perhaps you will be altering how you present yourself, or your work, however there is always room for making improvements and those will evolve quite naturally over the coming months. And so give everything a polish and let the planets help you dance and laugh and move forwards. 

 

 ♉️  Taurus

Remember last month and making time to dream again? Keep going Taurus as family, or maybe ancestral, needs and wishes will feed into your perception of your months ahead. What does that mean? Well, a combination of listening to family, providing the taxi service that you do so well, making sure all are fed with beautiful food (which you also do so well!) and also hearing the voice of inspiration for yourself. Take some moments to do something creative to help remember your purpose and dreams.

 

 ♊️  Gemini

There is a great social aspect to your month ahead Gemini … yes really! More than ever your sparkly wit and gentle turn of words will be in demand. New people to meet and different places to go and a balance of on and offline events. And there is also a money story going on as well. And so another side to balance as well. Keep an eye on those books and your bank account and have a longer term view of available funds. You may be making decisions now of just which events and parties you wish to attend. Choices! Gemini you have choices!!

 

 ♋️  Cancer

Hello Cancerians and last month we talked about balance and seeing the joy (celebration) as the Sun moved into your birth sign. With a second new moon in your sign at the end of July, and Mercury turning direct before the Sun leaves your sign, this is quite an opportunity to really craft your vision. Set a goal for the next month, Cancer, and the energy will assist you. Break it down into imaginative steps and consider each one at dawn and again at dusk. The magic begins!

 

♌️   Leo

The Sun moves royally into your sign on the 22nd and it is perfectly fine to use the fist part of July to prepare for that celestial event. Self-care and love of body, mind and spirit, plus revitalising parts of home or garden – all are indicated for thought and some actions! Take your favourite jacket out of the wardrobe and look at the seams and pockets. Are repairs required? Or perhaps a new brooch or buttons. Permission to spend time on you especially if a part of your celebration in July is going outside to make a wish on a shooting star.

 

 ♍️ Virgo

In these horoscopes there is usually at least one sign of the Zodiac that I give particular thanks to. Virgo, this month, it is you! You will be bringing an air of gentle earthiness to the planet which is very well needed. Your style of earth magic ranges from the making, weaving, pottery, cooking amazing meals, planning and preparation. Towards the end of this month please make time for you. Emotions may well become heightened around you and you will, of course, have a tissue at the ready – however you do not have to do it all. Allow that time to step outside and breathe. Stretch your body if you can and visualise that amazing yoga pose of saluting the sun. Time for you.

 

 ♎️  Libra

Venus in the directors chair gives you options as you navigate business and employment this month. Problems become slowly solved during the weeks and that new project starts to become something to really enjoy. You may find that some things need relinquishing in order to make space for that project and that is fine. Just go at your own pace, quietly forging ahead and remember to make time for new people and/or inspirations which will be emerging as we go into this second half of the year.

 

♏️   Scorpio

A great gift, Scorpio, is to see the bigger picture in all detail and all layers. You are able to look deeply beneath the surface and see the amazing qualities often hidden. This is a month for you to be delving into those depths whether for yourself or for others. Don’t be surprised to be, at times, very much in demand and then to be completely quiet. Take time to go within and celebrate the insights. And write. Maybe this is the time for that fantasy novel to begin. Or perhaps you take one out of the library to read!

 

♐️   Sagittarius

Those plans that you began to ponder on during June now require structure. Possibly this is far, far way away from where you really thought you would be in July! And there is your key for this month. Your destination is nearer than you think and, when you release that arrow and send your dreams flying forward, the structure of how to get there comes into view. Think of a bird flying so high and yet so visible. Your plans are fine and will just take time to unfold. One plan. One action. A structure. All is moving forwards.

 

♑️   Capricorn

With the full moon in your sign on the 5th and at 13º, so almost in the centre, prepare to release some connections with the past long overdue. New territory awaits you Capricorn. And the joy of being in the middle of a significant lunar cycle is that you can take your time over this. What new energy will you welcome as we go through the months towards the Winter solstice and your birth sign? No fast decisions required. A gentle walk forward into new energy. And perhaps a new role at work beckons …

 

 ♒️  Aquarius

Uranus offers those new opportunities for you this month as well Aquarius. As new structures in workplaces and society are slowly becoming more apparent so, too, are you able to express your versatility. It seems as if your words are no longer hidden in a need to conform!  Indeed your energy is required to spark conversations and bring new ideas to the table. Life is colourful Aquarius and you may find yourself wearing a rainbow of colours.

 

♓️   Pisces

Neptune is offering you a calm, beautiful and intuitive time as you take those steps out into the world. Mercury will also offer the right words as you emerge into the open. The world wants to hear your message Pisces however please be gentle with yourself as you go. There is likely to be money news for you during the second week and this will empower a decision about work, business or utilities. Keep yourself grounded and yet also have a sparkly laugh of enjoyment too! 

 

As always, with love and a little bit of July with inner sparkle!   

Alison

 

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A Short Guide to the Wheel of the Year!

A Short Guide to the Wheel of the Year!

The Wheel of the Year

By watching the Wheel of the Year we are acknowledging the ever changing seasons, with all the gifts they offer, and also a rhythm known through time by our ancestors and also those still to come. It is both logic and magic. It gives us time and balance. And connections …

Wheel of the Year

I’m Alison & this is why I use the Wheel of the Year

December 2019 and we moved to a place that had been on the cards for us for many years. The actual house move had been fraught and filled with all of the twists and turns of a great thriller, and our move took place over three days, however the joy of realising those dreams was huge.

And I realised that, amongst many astrological aspects at the time, transiting Mercury was opposite my natal mid-heaven and inspirations and insights ensued!

And so we celebrated Winter Solstice, and the sun rising into Capricorn, in a new land and yet one that we recognised on a deep level.

Wheel of the Year

Sun-rise on the morning of the Solstice.

 

The key to working with the Wheel of the Year is to fully appreciate the turning of that wheel. That every moment of every season has joyous intent for life moving forwards. Every festival honouring the turn of the seasons holds within it an appreciation of agriculture and of the stars. And also holds within it sustenance on every level – physical, emotional, spiritual and connections with others.

I invite you to watch the wheel of the Year as it turns and turns about.

This is written in the Northern Hemisphere and all is opposite for the Southern hemisphere … absolute balance of our planet!

 

Winter Solstice – around the 21st of December

The shortest day of the year and the longest night. A time for the earth to begin to waken. And yet it is the darkest and coldest time. Families indoors making do with whatever they stowed away before the weather turned.

This is a festival of the light with candles & fires burning to encourage the Sun to return. And a festival of love as those inside took care of each other and the animals.

Re-birth of the Sun as, astrologically, the Sun moves into Capricorn.

New.

 

Imbolc – Beginning of February

The Sun is in Aquarius.

Snowdrop festival. The first lambs are born and the first spring growth appears.

A strong agricultural festival as our ancestors celebrate the return of crops growing and light returning – what a special time this is!

Hope.

 

Spring Equinox – around the 21st of March

The Sun moves into Aries and the green year shows us Spring in all of her natural glory. Abundance begins.

Day and night are equal and light balanced. Equinox is balance.

Growing.

 

Beltane – Beginning of May

The Sun is in Taurus and we celebrate the first day of Summer usually on May 1st.  Flowers of different colours are picked and ribbons attached to trees ready for dancing.

Bees are occupied with spreading pollen and making honey.

Friends & Family.

Connections.

 

Summer Solstice   *Next Seminar Event Info available here!*  around the 21st of June

The longest day of the year and the shortest night. The Sun moves into the sign of Cancer and the Sun is high in the sky.

This is another festival of the light with candles & fires burning to honour the Sun as it will begin to draw back in light.

A joy-full time of warmth and unity.

Love.

 

Lammas – Beginning of August

The Sun is in Leo and it is time to start properly the Harvest. Children are out of school to help and the weather is still warm and usually dry.

The first bread and cakes are baked using newly harvested crops and the celebrations take place often on the first of August.

Bounty.

 

Autumn Equinox – around the 21st of September

A time of equal night and day in perfect balance. The Sun moves into Libra and nature begins to withdraw back into the earth.

Harvest is at highpoint as the crops need to be brought in safely before the weather turns and stored.

This is the time to honour and celebrate our gifts both actual and symbolically.

Prepare.

 

Samhain – usually celebrated on October 31st

The Sun is in Scorpio and these will be the last days when travel is easy. Families gather together.

October 31st and the veil between worlds is at the thinnest. A custom is to set an extra place for evening meal and this may be for someone who has passed or for a late-comer to the table.

Ancestors & families gather.

Honour.

 

And then a new Winter Solstice …

 

The ever turning Wheel of the Year.

A rhythm for us to know and to remember that we are a part of nature and have a part to play in the dance of the seasons.

As always, with love, from Alison

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Summer Solstice – Celebration of beauty of the Sun

 

Your stars for June horoscopes!

Your stars for June horoscopes!

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Your stars for June with Grace!

So much to say and only a month of 30 days in which to experience just the energy that lends to your stars for June! 

In a month that sees, amongst much planetary activity, Summer Solstice, six planets in retrograde plus an eclipse (!) we are to be forgiven for the following perhaps happening during your stars for June:

A) wires may be crossed, communications missed, words failing;

And yet …

B) insights will occur which are breathtaking in their simplicity, new friends or companions will arrive, a book is written and published, words arrive at the right moment plus time to catch up with emails and calls from last month!

And there is our key for your stars for June. All to unfold gracefully at the right moment.

 

Aries ♈️

A fiery Full Moon in Sagittarius on the 5th allows the month to open with a hint of drama, an ounce of inspiration and a full amount of intention. The caution in your stars for June is to take time out during everything else you have going on Aries. Permission to take a break from routine and relax. Some decisions will need to be made, admittedly, however not all will be achieved this month and so be kind to yourself and to others and see the delays as beautiful hints of how better to use time!

 

Taurus ♉️

Last month there was advice to consider money and make sure that facts and figures were set down and recorded. And so … for your stars for June … take a breathe. Your ruling planet of Venus offers you a love of beauty, joy and all things wonderful. Take the time to pause, reflect, draw, paint, smell the flowers, and create a new vision for yourself. Towards the end of the month Venus turns direct and so you will have opportunities to begin to make those dreams real as we move into July and beyond!

 

Gemini ♊️

The ancient Greeks probably grew lettuces very similar to those we have today. The Romans may well have taken lettuce seeds with them as they travelled. Mid-month you may find, Gemini, that your messages are not being heard. This very quickly changes and all will become clear. Pack your bag ready for action or continue writing that report ready to deliver. Your ruling planet has moved into the sign of Cancer and this has huge emphasis for you Gemini as your purpose, and the message you have to deliver, will be very much required by others. Thank you.

 

Cancer ♋️

Cancerians where do we begin! This will be quite a month for you as you hold the keys to ask much planetary activity for us all! The Sun moves into your sign on the 21st and, together with the new moon also in your sign, brings us a Summer Solstice and an eclipse. Sunglasses at the ready. What are you bringing into the world this month? And, on an inner level, where and how are you shining your light? Balance is key as it would be wise to prepare for the limelight and to be able to, finally, talk about those subjects dear to your heart.

 

Leo ♌️

Can you feel the anticipation Leo? The build up to the Sun moving into Leo as it will next month? However this is your stars for June and, whilst your fiery enthusiasm is a joy to see, there is a sense of reigning it in and being more ‘earth’ based. Mars trines Uranus mid-month which could very well see you invited to a large gathering of new people where ideas flow and energy increases. Use the month for balance of inspiration of mind/ body and remember to align yourself with the Earth!

 

Virgo ♍️

Are you enjoying the new paths opening up Virgo? As you move forwards so you are also moving away from something. And nature fills the void. If you wish to move into the new creative buzz that will surely be around over the next few weeks it may well be time to let something else go. The final weekend of the month is a great time to clear out that cupboard or spare room and make the space for whatever will emerge. And before then? Take some time to enjoy the planning and dreaming.

 

Libra ♎️

A more slow start to the month although, when Mars moves into your opposite sign of Aries on the 28th, things do pick up speed for you. This month will feel like learning to drive a car all over again. And also, to keep perspective, there is a joy and a clarity to come in too. Be ready to move quickly when asked to do so and especially if this involves your work. An indication of changes to come will be felt around the 1st and then some form of communication around the 28th. Quite a busy end to the month for you Libra!

 

Scorpio ♏️

Your heart-felt insights of what is to come have … well … happened. And your loving nature is ready, with Queenly energy, to give signposts for the next chapter to all who are around you. Not everyone will wish to hear your message at the same time though. Delays abound for you regarding paperwork in the first week of the month and yet it is merely the Universe asking you to make sure that, whatever you are applying for, is truly what you want.

 

Sagittarius ♐️

The Full Moon on the 5th is in your sign and you can own full beam light on your intentions! At a full moon the water table is at the highest and plants at their strongest. With the Moon sending that big light towards your Sun and, over the next few days, a trine of Mars and Saturn giving you determination – the sky is your limit. So pull back that bow and release your arrow of intention out there. Keep your connection with the earth at the same time as reaching out to the stars. What will you plan for next month? 

 

Capricorn ♑️

As gate-keeper of the Winter Solstice you are more than capable of watching the Summer Solstice unfold in your opposite sign of Cancer. Not only seeing the potentials and possibilities but also welcoming the shift in energy as we move into the second half of the year. The middle of the month could prove quite emotional for you, Capricorn, as you will find people asking you for their help in many different ways. However there is no-one stronger and more able to offer the compassion required right now than you. Thank you Capricorn.

 

Aquarius ♒️

Mars gave you quite a ‘buzzy’ time during May, Aquarius, and so the universe will be offering a somewhat quieter month in June. Look over any work contracts carefully and take time to understand what will be required of you. And use the same energy to plot out a dream for the months ahead. You may well be expecting some form of move by the end of the year and this is the month to begin the preparations. Not moving? Well, begin preparations for the months ahead as, when life gets busy again, you will want to be out there!

 

Pisces ♓️

Your stars for June have a subtle imaginative and ethereal quality for you as it begins. And any steps into the outside world should be taken slowly and carefully as if you were walking into a new part of town. And yet you are precisely the right person to help others become more aware and comfortable with new surroundings. You have a very real purpose, Pisces, and be ready to be invited to an event in which you will shine and radiate care for others. Oh and remember to use that amazing imagination to create something ready for next month!

 

Your stars for June for you to enjoy and as always, with love from Alison

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Retrograde Planets & the key to Time!

Retrograde Planets & the key to Time!

Retrograde Planets

Retrograde planets are a fascinating mix of both real and not real! They appear, from our perspective here on planet Earth, to be stationary just before moving backwards.

Backwards?

Backwards as they appear! An illusion. Nothing that we see in our universe can really do anything much other than burn out, collapse or move forwards! In other words … there is always some form of activity with action taken.  However, due to our Earth careering through space at a different speed to other planets and stars (plus our Earth has a wobble on its axis), occasionally it seems as if otherretrograde planets planetary bodies are moving in ‘different to expected’ ways.

Our Universe is wonderful and beautiful and constantly achieves different patterns of energy available to us all at all moments. As each planetary body moves at a different speed, so the way that patterns are created are completely unique and never to be seen again. As you began to read this article the planets had arranged themselves in a certain pattern which already, now, is different and will never occur again! Think of the tide moving and the ocean creating different patterns in the sand with every wave.

All energy is there to be accessed and to give us more information as to our choices and potentials as we, ourselves, move forwards through life. And so it is useful to look at the difference in energy from a planet moving forwards in motion in a normal way to then what happens to that energy when we view the planet in a different way from our Earth. The subtle adjustment (and, to be fair, sometimes not so subtle!) gives us an opportunity to grow in a different way.

 

To Illustrate!

Mercury has much to offer us all when his orbit changes and he also then becomes the most mis-understood planet of all. During a retrograde Mercury it may well be that out tech issues become apparent and our washing machine breaks down. However those things would have happened in any case. A Mercury retrograde gives us the opportunity to check that things are working correctly.

Contracts arriving during a Saturn retrograde will require all the “i”s dotted and the “t”s crossed. Of course legal work will be around at any time but how useful it is to know that the planets are giving extra emphasis and clarity for just plain re-reading them through at certain times!

And there is one of the main “retrograde” keys within astrology!

During a retrograde energy it is useful in the way of any word beginning with ‘re-…’.  So revisit, re-read, rewind, repair, rethink, recover and receive – and feel free to add your own!

During a Mercury retrograde, which aspected my own Sun & Uranus, I signed up for, and leaned so much from, a crystal healing course.

What will you do the next time you hear a planet is retrograde?

 

The Key to Time …

retrograde planets

Time only moves forwards. We grow and evolve and choose how to live. And so …

And no apologies for asking you again!

What will you do the next time you hear a planet is retrograde?

What action will you be inspired to consider? And how will you receive the nudges from the Universe and respond?!

 

As always, with love, from Alison

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Horoscopes for May & a sense of Earth Inspiration!

Horoscopes for May & a sense of Earth Inspiration!

A sense of May!

Mercury has joined the Sun and Uranus in the sign of Taurus bringing a much needed sense of earth based inspiration to us all. Never before have these planets (well the Sun is technically our star!) asked the question ‘Well, what is normal?’ and it’s been so apt.

What is it about ‘old normal’ that you wish to inspire more of for the ‘new’ normal? This is a sentiment to be revisited many times this year however Mercury is very fleetingly giving us all a flavour and then, mid-month, moves us into talking about the new way of being. By the end of the month (having travelled through Taurus, Gemini and into Cancer) he will offer us all a sense that we are the best custodians of who we are – our hearts.

The Full Moon on the 7th will add to the messages although, given that it is in the sign of Scorpio, we may have to allow a gentle unfolding of time. The planets are giving us time and, by the New Moon on the 22nd, we will have begun a process of finding balance through taking one step at a time!

The astrology for May (and beyond) takes us through a number of planetary influences bringing in much to reflect on and consider. There are cycles of retrograde planets which will be either challenging or offer opportunities. Learning, growing, evolving and taking those small opportunities, as they present, will work well. There is a big creative push to break free and allow our unique selves to blossom and be more … well … unique!

However let’s continue our sense of May!

 

Aries ♈️

Be gentle with yourself Aries as the planets are unlocking imagination for you on a big scale. It may well feel emotional and even as if you are being challenged to stand still and let things unfold. Towards mid month check contracts with an eye of looking at the detail. And maybe there is a key for you this month Aries – balance out that amazing imagination currently being sparked with checking the details on any paperwork sent to you!

Be gentle with yourself and know that you do not have all of the answers yet and that is perfectly fine.

 

Taurus ♉️

Taurus we have a warning triangle for you. Money. There is a saying ‘look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves’ and this is that time. Pay attention to book keeping, accounting, bank statements and the like. Bring your facts and figures to the surface and tick off each direct debit. Do you need to change any passwords? Spend an hour or two on the admin side of things this month. Why?

Next month will bring something delightful forward which you will want to spend time and money on!

 

Gemini ♊️

Dreams becoming real. Out of all of the signs you really can realise your goals and ambitions. It may well take all of this month, and into next, but you have the energies available to write, do, see and celebrate! What will you decide will manifest over the coming weeks?

The new moon (mid month) is in your sign, Gemini, and that helps you take your message out into the world. However you may also find that there is one part of what you do that feels like a mis-match. With this new moon allow something to end and something else to begin.

 

Cancer ♋️

Family connections are featured (well always for you Cancerians but a little more so in May!) and you are the one person who brings a group together. It may involve a person not seen nor spoken to for a while – and there is a sense of joyfulness when this happens.

You will not be surprised that this same energy will also allow you to connect with your inner world as well. They say ‘home is where the heart is’ and this is so true for you this month. What is your heart calling you to do? For family? And also for you? Be guided by your dreams and uncover a new sense of purpose along the way!

 

Leo  ♌️

Please don’t worry that the party has passed you by. It has not. Even without the current situation this would not have been a time for you, Leo, to be socialising. Kings & Queens have to have their time to replenish energy and this is yours.

Establish your own inner authority and stand steadfast for what you believe in. And also listen to your advisors and those you trust.

Enjoy the time for inner calm and stillness, especially at the end of the month, as there will be a time, very soon, when everything gets very noisy!

 

Virgo ♍️

The month opens with the Moon in your sign and with a growing energy. There is much visibility available for you, Virgo, at the beginning and then a sense of stepping back to allow your message to settle. This is a good time to try photography or film making or even pencil drawings to record your journey.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury and you have quite the starring role this month in helping others to establish their new routines or dreams. And, as the month progresses, your own new pathway emerges.

 

Libra ♎️  

Sociable ventures are very well starred. Yes you did hear that correctly! There is a very sociable element to the stars for you this month. From a career/work point of view new contacts to be made and, from a personal aspect, people asking you for help. Pace yourself with this as things get quieter as we go through May and on into June when things settle down however, for now, allow yourself to go with the flow as those new people coming in have good ideas and choices. Allow the doors to open and then take time to choose.

 

Scorpio ♏️

The Full Moon is in your sign and you may well find your sleep patterns disturbed with dreams on full beam. The usual advice of herbal teas, writing or doodling, not worrying about a night of disturbance, knowing that tomorrow is another day all applies. It’s a special full moon for you Scorpio as it heralds leaving behind / greeting a new sense of purpose especially as we move towards that next new moon in Gemini.

Mid-month be careful to assess an opportunity coming from a new contact and dig deep for the details!

 

Sagittarius♐️ 

Dream big Sagittarians and let that glorious imagination roam as far as it can take you. Inside the day dreams & ‘ponderings’ will be a golden nugget of inspiration for a new book or booklet. Would you make time to sit in silence and brew something special if you knew that the result would be something tangible that you could put your name to? See the month as an arc of creativity and use the Full Moon leading to new moon and then, at the end of the month, take stock and get ready to release your offer to a bigger stage.

 

Capricorn  ♑️

Capricorn this is your time. You are really coming into your own and being appreciated for your wisdom. As structures change you have been so instrumental in helping others see their way forward. Career wise this is a month where your endeavours are mixed with stop, start, stop and then start again. However every time this happens you will be further along with your plans than you realise.

Use the New Moon energy around the 22nd to take stock of all that you have achieved this year so far. And then let the new ideas gently permeate through.

 

Aquarius  ♒️

Mars sets your creative energy buzzing this month. Aquarius, let those ideas and creations flow as there could very well be a new career for you beckoning as an additional source of income. These are exciting developments in the world of work for you over the next few weeks. And people. Oh yes … people. Have you been waiting for someone new, or a new group of people, to enter? As doors open so there is new energy for new dates in your diary and choices to make as to where you go next! Let laughter and fun commence and you will brighten up the world around.

 

Pisces  ♓️

May begins for you with a delightful Neptune opposite the Moon bringing that imagination to the forefront. You have much to offer this month to all of the other signs of the zodiac in the form of inspiration. Deepest dreams, mysteries to uncover, odd thoughts and even sweeping away the cobwebs. Use the time just before the new moon to give cupboards and drawers a spring clean and see what you find. Coins, memories or unfinished projects are waiting for the new Summer light. And enjoy the change of energy as we move from Spring into Summer!

 

I hope you enjoy your star sign observations!

As always, with love from Alison

 

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The Essential Guide to How the Planets Orbit …

The Essential Guide to How the Planets Orbit …

The Essential Guide to How the Planets Orbit … and why this is useful information to know!

The Universe creates a special pattern every moment by the way that the planets orbit our Sun. Our planet Earth takes around 365.3 days to orbit. The Moon takes around 27.3 days in its orbit around the Earth. Those 2 particular pieces of information are not only well known but give us our sense of time and rhythm of the weeks, months and years. For thousands of years (maybe longer), and now, we observe the changing months and seasons in relation to the position of us and the Sun. And the Moon’s cycles help us understand our night time skies and, amongst many other things, planting crops.

However … might it be useful to know about the other planetary orbits?

the patterns they make

And how do the signs of the zodiac fit in with all of this?!

The Constellations

In astrology we talk about the signs of the zodiac and these are the names given to 12 constellations of stars that envelope our planet Earth. From Aries through to Pisces, the clusters of stars give us insights, points of reference in the sky and specific themes as we observe and note the passage of the Sun together with the planets appearing to move through each of those constellations. The energy of the Sun moving through the sign of Taurus will have a completely different flavour to the passage of the Moon through Leo … and this is where astrology gets exciting! Think of all of those potentials for ‘what if’s’ and ‘I wonder what’ or even ‘should I do this or do that?’!

Looking at maps

planets orbitIn a birth chart (map of the stars for the moment of arrival here on Earth) all of the signs of the zodiac are shown. And then the stars and planets are plotted and added in. From the date, time and place of birth we establish exactly what was happening in the sky above just at that moment of birth down on Earth. And, most amazingly of all, there will never, ever be another map identical to that one.

Those Orbits

Mercury has an orbit of around 88 days which means that he travels around the whole zodiac about 3 times in one of our calendar years. Together with a Venus orbit of around 225 days and Mars at approx. 687 days (each year) these planetary phenomena are easy to watch and to apply their circuits to our birth charts.

Planet orbitThe longer term orbits in years are:  Jupiter 12 years; Saturn 29.5 years; Chiron 50 years.  This is so very interesting as we see longer term influences unfold for us as these planets (and yes … Chiron is an asteroid but a VIP in asteroid lore!) as they offer their incredible energies to us at significant points in time. And in seeing how this dance of planetary bodies above us interacts with ourself down here on Earth adds so much information for our daily life and indeed our Soul’s evolution.

Shall we take just one of those planets for instance? Understanding a Saturn energetic influence is a key to our long term plans for career, how we work and our Soul Path. We consider where he is at a moment of birth and then (as a broad example) when he forms an opposition in the sky roughly 14-15 years on or indeed returns to the same placement approximately 28-30 years after birth. And of course a Saturn return can occur 3 times in a lifetime currently.

And then …

With Uranus taking 84 years to return to the place where it was at the moment of birth we see more people have their Uranus return than ever before. This can result in people in their 80s making quite life-changing decisions such as a move of house, major travelling or even going into a new business. In our life time we will not see people having their Pluto returns (a 248 year cycle!) or even opposition at age 124, however I have no doubt it will happen at some point. And think of the deep insights that could very well emerge.

You may like to read this article about exactly what a transit is and how the planets ‘talk to each other! Just click here. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this short guide. Let me know and keep in touch!

As always, with love from Alison

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5 ideas to super-charge a Mercury Retrograde

5 ideas to super-charge a Mercury Retrograde

The Planet Mercury when retrograde has resources for us to use in a very different way to when the silver messenger is carrying out his duties in the more usual manner!

Mercury

A Mercury retrograde is a very special moment in time. And it is worth remembering that nothing actually goes backwards in this Universe … Oh yes … and it is also worth remembering that we have choices of reactions!

And so here are a few ways that we can all super-charge our choices and maximise the potential for a Mercury retrograde!

  1. Nothing in our universe actually goes backwards. However, and due to certain astronomical movements, sometimes it appears to us as if a planetary body is moving in a different manner. A retrograde, a still or a jaw-dropping backwards motion. And the energy changes. It is different.
  2. When Mercury energy changes it is giving us space. Space to breathe into our thoughts.
  3. If we choose to use the energy it becomes a time to Pause, Reflect, Discard, Ponder and be ready to find new insights.
  4. We have opportunities to revisit our core values, messages and our deeply held purpose. To listen to our inner language.
  5. And also to remember those who have helped us along the way. As we evolve we take forwards wisdom from our ancestors as well as our own!

And one extra!

6. What to talk about? A Mercury retrograde will rather listen than talk. And will write from the heart of the matter. We all have value and we all have a purpose here to connect through our hearts and souls.

Continue to share your message and walk your pathway of evolution. And enjoy the space that a Mercury retrograde gives us.

With love,

Alison

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What is an astrology chart reading?

What is an astrology chart reading?

“So just what is an astrology chart reading? And how does it apply to me?”

“I know what a coach does but have no idea what an astrologer does.”

“Do the stars really dictate to me what I should do or be …”

 

I seem to have found my mission for ‘now’ and that is to take some astrological myths, particularly around what an astrology chart reading actually is, and bust them completely out of the water!

astrology chart reading

In no particular order …

Do the stars really dictate to me what I should do or be … 

Nothing is fated or destined. We have free choice and free will at all times. What is truly amazing about this universe in which we live is that we are offered extra energies to make use of if we wish. And, in addition to our normal senses, we also have intuition. So we are able to be so much more than we realise!

For an example – the Moon exerts a powerful force which helps gravity and our tides. You may well feel more (or less) tired at certain times of lunar activity and even dream differently. But it is entirely your choice if you wish to tap into the extra insights or possibilities. And the same goes for the other planets when they are making aspects in the sky and to your natal chart.

astrology chart reading

We all have free choice and free will.
We can be so much more by working with the planetary flow.

 

I know what a coach does but have no idea what an astrologer does …

A coach will offer you ways of expanding, or growing into, what you do and who you are. They may give you exercises or prompts especially if we think, for a moment, of a sports coach. There will be an end result that you are aiming for.

Similarly a mentor will nudge you along a chosen path to help you get to your destination.

An astrologer will, before anything else happens, ask you for your time, date and place of birth. Or the same details for a significant date of setting up a business of a wedding date etc.

At every moment the stars and planets are unfolding their patterns in the sky in a ‘completely unique to that moment’ way. There will never be a repeat of a pattern in the Universe. With the birthing details a chart, or map, is drawn up to give a snapshot of the pattern that existed (or will exist) for that moment in space and time.

astrology chart reading

And then the astrologer begins to unlock that chart. To unfold the mysteries, possibilities and potentials that are held within because that knowledge offers purpose and strength to our every decision and choice. The chart holds the keys to the best possible choices, decisions, potential and core purpose of each individual or event.

astrology

Your birth chart will offer you great possibilities and potentials.
The chart of your business will show how it can develop and good energetic times for growth.

 

So just what is an astrology chart reading? And how does it apply to me?

During an astrology chart reading you can expect to be ‘walked’ around the chart. Each part of the chart will be explained to you so that the positions of each sign of the zodiac and planet (or star) becomes clear. In the initial look at the chart often a brief summary will be given before a more in depth interpretation is carried out for the area you are particularly interested in.

By looking at your birth (or natal) chart we can begin to uncover a rich tapestry of your own unique potentials and then see how you can bring them to the surface (or not … remember you have choices). And the stars above us right now also have a part to play in this mystery of life. They are creating patterns that make patterns with our natal chart. And so some aspects are accentuated at a moment in time!

astrology chart reading

 

And also…

Say, for instance, that you are planning a launch of a business offer or a special event. A chart will be drawn up and considered. Is the Moon giving maximum visibility for that moment in time? Or maybe there are some better dates/times. The planet Mercury has great communication skills and so, especially for a launch, it is useful to see where in the sky that planetary body is and what influence is available!

 

A chart is a map of the stars for a moment in time & space from our perspective on Earth.
The stars are always changing and unfolding their wonderful patterns of energy. 

 

success

 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this. Do not hesitate to contact me for more details! And please read my blog 5 Ways to Astrology right now for ideas of how you can start to see how working in flow with the stars and the moon is so helpful!

As always, with love, from Alison

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Behind the scenes with astrology

Behind the scenes with astrology

A glimpse of behind the scenes with me!

 

Behind the scenes

This is me in consultation at a Mind, Body & Spirit Fair a couple of years ago. But a lot went on behind the scenes to get me to that particular seat, opposite a client, discussing her birth chart and projected planetary transits.

I am a Leo Sun. I never felt like a Leo Lion was supposed to be. No roaring for me and you would usually find me in a corner of the playground hoping break time would be over quickly and that I wouldn’t have to speak to anyone. I decided at quite a young age that astrology was not for me. I just was not a Leo lion!  And then, a lot of years later, I learnt how to read the symbolism of tarot and decided to give astrology a chance. What a life changing decision. My chart was duly drawn up and read for me by a leading (at the time) astrologer. Well …

 

light bulbLight bulb moment!  So much suddenly made sense.  My Leo Sun is in a particular position in the sky inspiring me to help others shine. And as to all of my other planets – it was as if someone had suddenly given me a manual to understand me!

And, ever since then, my respect for astrology has grown along with reading, writing and experiencing it!

 

 

Back to our behind the scenes glimpse and these are a few of the ‘myths’ I hear …

 

“But surely It’s all on computer …”

astrology

I learnt astrology before computer programs were the norm. And there are still courses out there that teach astrology using paper, pens, tables of houses and ephemeris. Drawing up a chart is an amazing thing to do and, even though I use a computer for the basic birth chart calculations now, I find so many more insights when I sit and draw it by hand. So I will often copy a chart from my screen and draw the planets, stars, asteroids and planetary movements. It becomes a work of art, my craft, and truly fitting for the honour of interpreting a chart for someone.

The best advice I give to anyone who really wants to understand astrology (a life long process I can tell you!) is to watch it unfold. After initially learning I very quickly began reading charts 1-1, at camps and at festivals all over the country. I have given workshops and talks over the years and added in learning from talking to people. Curiosity is probably one of the best traits to have as an astrologer!

A computer will, very quickly, give you a chart and even offer generic interpretations.

It is up to the astrologer however to

a) check a chart is correct

b) look at it as a whole and not just individual planets etc

c) offer interpretations

d) apply planetary transits from the past to begin to make sense for the now and future trends.

 

“I had my chart done years ago – no need to get it done again” 

astrology

The stars, planets, our earth and the Universe are constantly moving around and changing their patterns. And so a unique pattern of the stars in the sky is available for every birth. It may be that you wish to know more about the birth of yourself, the start of a business, a purchase you are about to make or the launch of a book or course. All of those ‘births’ will have a chart available for the moment. And that natal chart will remain the same. It is the blue-print and map of all potentials and possibilities.

However the stars move constantly and send out ripples of energy towards us here on planet earth. And we can choose whether to be in flow with those energies … or not!

Your/the birth chart remains the same. But the planetary energies and influences change giving more opportunities for growth and … well … choices!

And, as if looking at planetary transits (the patterns made) isn’t a big enough deal … We can learn so much about ourselves by seeing what happened during a previous and similar pattern made and so be prepared for what is to come.

 

“Can you tell my future”

behind the scenes

Astrology is not predictive for detail and no astrologer will be able to offer a fortune telling service! What we are able to do is to show the planetary movements ahead and give an idea for general trends or great uses for the energy. As an example. Ben asks when he will meet the love of his life. Now he obviously (!) is asking about romantic relationship love and when that will appear. We may well be able to see a beautiful Venus & Moon aspect lingering in his birth chart relationship area and perhaps even a strong Uranian new beginning highlighted. However there may also be some other aspects which lead us to offer that Ben may well meet someone or – and this is the crucial part – make changes which lead him towards someone or something truly great.

Planetary energy is there for us to make the best possible choices and decisions as we walk on this planet of ours. And that is where astrology opens so many doors for us.

 

“So how do you do it?”

behind the scenes

Behind the scenes and my ‘tools of trade’ are:

almost 30 years of reading charts, studying, giving talks and workshops, working professionally AND of course using astrology daily for myself!

my own daily practices of watching the stars unfold their amazing stories;

100 year + 50 year + individual yearly ephemeris (see photo above);

pens and pencils for writing my notes down and re-creating the charts;

an excellent computer program called Time Passages from astrograph.com which has basic through to professional packages and has brilliant customer service.

 

I hope this has helped you and please do contact me with any questions you may have.

As always, with love, from Alison x

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