And so the energy builds …
Energy building, moonlight growing and time to act. Quite a bit to accomplish today then! With yesterday’s New Moon in Gemini, and today’s focus on the planet Mars, it truly is a day when we can all actually GET something beautiful and gorgeous DONE! Does that seem a little ‘not quite Alison’ to put some words into big letters? As if I might be raising my voice?
I have struggled over the years (and which I have written about previously) with certain aspects of my own astrological chart. Read here more about what having a twelfth house Sun has meant! However I also have Mars in Libra and not in the most ‘active’ part of my chart. Working with my progressed Mars has been both a challenge and a delight however more of that in a future blog.
Mars is not the most energetic red planet of action for me personally. And so I know to use my Mars energy in other ways. For instance Mars gives me the ability to speak my truth and to walk my walk. When I know that an action is necessary to help me serve better, Mars is there helping me and also gives me the ability to always earn money in some way. I roll up my sleeves and get on with the job I am tasked to do. Now there are other planets and parts of my chart that also assist with that but Mars is the main player. Does this resonate with you?
Today is Tuesday and so the day we honour and celebrate Mars energy in all of his beauty and actions. Whichever way we each of us experience this! It is also a day of energy building, moonlight growing and time to act.
And so I use big letters to say … What ONE action will you TAKE TODAY to stay on purpose with … you?
And, in view of the current astrological patterns that the stars are making in the sky, make it a loving action towards yourself and/or others!
As always, with love, from Alison
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New Moon in Gemini and choosing our words carefully!
Before I talk about the need to be choosing our words carefully I think I should explain about the picture. Not the usual Monday is ‘Moonday’ photo! I am tucked away in a hotel writing and creating great content for you. I love to get away from distractions when I have blogs and articles to write. And (yes – I can remember ‘way back when’!) these days hotels have WiFi and hot chocolate and places where I can plug my laptop in and just create! And hot chocolate. Has to be done!
Do you have a special place where you can escape to and write or doodle or dream? Do let mw know where it is … or even send a picture!
Today has the New Moon in Gemini which is, amongst many things, the sign of communication and people. And yet there are aspects of the chart that lead me to say …
a) we should be choosing our words carefully. Great, kind, thoughtful, considered words will beam out around the world and connect you to your neighbours.
b) choosing our words carefully also has the ‘other’ side of ensuring that the words we use need to be well thought through.
Does this make sense? There is a bigger picture at work here. It’s a day to love your words and choose compassionate kindness. There is more on this subject tomorrow however … for now …
New Moon is a time to vision and begin new thoughts – especially as the Moon is in Gemini which is ruled by the Planet Mercury! A Gemini Moon is also a Moon of receiving as well as giving and so you may well find that your own insights and intuitive messages are increasing. Be gentle with yourself.
I send you love. As always!
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Venus and the Moon
We welcome a pleasing day with Venus and the Moon in Taurus. The Sun is in Gemini and Mars in Cancer. Yes there is much else going on today in the sky however I saw those particular planetary aspects and felt that we have some choice, some joy, some enjoyment and, actually, the opportunity to take sheer pleasure in our surroundings and in each other.
When you go outside to see the Moon you possibly won’t! The Moon is dark as it is waiting to become New tomorrow and so we can also consider that there is so much going on under the surface for understanding ourselves and each other. And that is magical key to understanding this dark moon time. Nothing obvious but rather a chance to look beneath and understand depths.
However back to today and it is a pleasing day with Venus and the Moon in Taurus. I invite you to take time today to enjoy your home, nature outside and the amazing universe in which we live. Ponder on the wonderful nature of living here on planet Earth. Be thank-full as you look around at all that you have achieved and love. Are there actions to take today to beautify some area of home or garden. Venus in Taurus loves the greenery in nature and gardens and recognises the glory of natural abundance. A dear friend of mine used to say that a weed is a flower blooming in it’s choice of place and that really sums up Taurus energy in this instance.
Sun and Sunday. Venus and the Moon in Taurus. Enjoy!
As always, with love, from Alison
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Welcome to June
Today is special – Welcome to June! It is the first of the month. It is a Saturday and the day we celebrate the planet of Saturn. This is the month with a Solstice and June 2019 sees a fourth major planetary body going retrograde. Today we enter the dark of the moon awaiting the birth of a New Moon on Monday.
Do you walk outside with bare feet to feel the earth and the grass? To get in touch with nature through the soles of your feet? I know you are thinking “well there’s a place for bare feet and it’s not …” and that is so true. But remember the feel of sand between your toes when you were at the beach and also that amazing sensation of dewey grass? Our feet love to be free and, actually, that gives us the sense of freedom too.
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I’m loving the chart for today as it has Mercury in Gemini opposite to Jupiter in Sagittarius. A real welcome to June for sure and so a great chart for writing and communicating this means being very real with our conversations. However (!) Jupiter is also making a square aspect to Neptune and so we really need to:
a) be sure of what we’re reading and writing – be curious and ask questions.
b) be aware that there could be mis-information and mis-communication – and also an opportunity to delve deeply and really understand something for ourselves.
c) doodle and use our imagination to dream of plans to be made and new beginnings – let your imagination run free.
Saturn calls to us all to be considered in our actions today. And the whole chart ask us to enjoy some time of going within as we await that glorious new Moon birth.
As always, with Love from Alison
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This is your day of self care. On a Friday we focus our minds on the Planet Venus who is our Goddess of beauty, love, abundance, greenery, growth and harvest. Venus is Beautifully in Taurus encouraging our sense of well-being for ourselves and for others.
This is the last day of May as well and we are about to enter into June. The Sun is already in Gemini where it will be for the first three weeks of June.
Today the Moon is about to change sign and move into Taurus. Whilst this is happening we may find emotions are charged early on today. However … remember that Venus is already in Taurus … and so there will be a calming effect once the change of sign has happened. This is your day of self care after all! And the Moon will be conjunct to Uranus as well and so you are being given permission, or opportunity (!), to look at your way of self-care.
Be independent in your quest for peace. Find ten minutes today to connect in with nature in your own unique way.
As always, with love, from Alison
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Fast thoughts and quick decisions as Mercury trips through Gemini giving barely a thought to the path he is weaving. Gemini is ruled by Mercury and therefore there is a sense of the planet at home as he wends his way. Fast thinking on our feet, reacting quickly to move onward, finding words are at our fingertips – all good and all quite inspired for our lives today. And yet …
Are fast thoughts and quick decisions always the best? Over the next few days Mercury is opposing Jupiter and so we could see an excess of decisions to be made and a struggle to think clearly. Too much information and conflicting ideas may dominate our consciousness. There could be irritability with our self or with others. Remember the Mars aspect from yesterday is still reverberating around. And so we should try to remember who we are and where we come from. And, at the same time, remember that others have their own view of the world.
This is not the easiest of weeks to truly understand how to make best use of the energies … at least not quickly(!). The Universe sends out planetary energy for our use – or not – our choice after all.
On a Wednesday we focus on Mercury and admire his quickness, his wit, dexterity, deep understanding of all aspects of communicating. And thereby is a key to our helpful Mercury at this time.
Sit in silence, preferably outside and somewhere where you feel safe and quiet. Breathe easily and just relax. Use a (soft sounding) alarm/timer on your phone if you feel anxious about time. Let the Universe, and Mercury, gently whisper to you. You may hear, feel or think something. Or your body, mind and spirit may just be in peace for those moments. It will be perfect for whatever you need to listen to for that moment in your time.
Mercury in Gemini. Take time to allow the thoughts to slow down and you may well be surprised at the insights that appear!
As always, with love, from Alison
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big & bold Thursday
So what if you don’t feel big and bold and yet it is Thursday and Jupiter day…
We honour Jupiter on a Thursday and enjoy his big and bold energy. Because, of course, Jupiter is that huge planet in the sky that takes 12 years to orbit the Sun. One word for the energy is that of expansion and so is of great use to us where we need to enhance a project or to step our of our comfort zone.
Jupiter is in Capricorn and opposite Mercury. The Moon is in Aries and squaring Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter and Pluto are next to each other. Don’t worry if all that sounds like a lot of information as it is merely the planets forming their patterns and dancing in the sky. Those patterns and dances give us the blended energies which are of use for our potentials, our opportunities and our choices! When we look at planets they are never individuals as the whole Universe works together and that gives us charts to work with and to analyse and to enjoy! And so we return to the chart of the moment …
We began the week with a see-saw to balance inner and outer and here we are again – looking at balance and at what we do for balance! What do you do to be nurturing all aspects of you? Dance, sing, sit in silence?
And this is the answer for today. You are a real, wonderful, complex, human being. And we can all use Jupiter energy today, together with the pattern he is making in the sky, to honour our really-ness … our reality … our real self.
Be gentle and loving.
As always, with love, from Alison
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Mars is pleased to help you. Tuesday is Mars day. Mars rules the zodiacal sign of Aries which is the first sign of our Sun sign cycle.
The planet Mars is the planet of ignition, of doing, of action, of energy and is fast moving around the Universe taking just under two years to orbit the Sun. Mars is known as the red planet due to his colour and also has a very (very) thin atmosphere. And Tuesday stating the obvious is Mars day, the day we honour that red planet and we know that Mars is pleased to help you!
Tuesday is the day when, stating the obvious I know, that I urge us all to get something completed or begun. To start an action, a project, a thing and do something that is visible and that you can say “I did that!”. After all … Tuesday stating the obvious is Mars day and Mars energy needs to be acted upon!
And yet this week is full of the planets not quite being where we expect them to be! – Mars is currently in Cancer and making gentle and pleasing aspects to other planets. Yes … making pleasing aspects to other planets!
What is this? Can Mars be ‘touchy/feely’? Surely not!
Well actually martian energy is also responsible for anger … and for passion. Mars inspires deep emotion especially about root causes and core beliefs and for love.
What are you passionate about? I make no secret that I am passionate about the stars and the planets and can get angry about the way we treat our planet and also animals. Sharing astrology in such a way that it reaches as many people as possible is my passion and I care deeply to inspire just one person to go outside and watch the Moon.
So. I ask again. What inspires your passion? And … here’s the Mars ‘do it’ part … is there one action you can take today to make you feel ‘I DID IT!’ ?
Be gentle and loving. Do something that makes you, and others, feel good. Mars day.
As always, with my love, Alison
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Usually I hear questions about “dreaming more than usual” around a full moon and also around a new moon. We are affected more than at other times when there are significant moon aspects and patterns made in the sky. The Moon governs our tides and the seas, Inspiration and imagination, intuition and emotions, mysteries and secrets from the deep. We are more than likely to receive more insights, and dream more, at these times of activity. However the Moon is waning in energy as the light is fading following the Full moon on the 18th and so something else must be going on!
So why? Why now?
The Moon is currently in Pisces and moving towards a conjunct with the King of the sea, Neptune. We also see the Moon as square to the Sun and Mercury in Gemini and so there could well be some difficult conversations between these energies. And that brings me to the subject of dreaming more than usual. This aspect of Moon/Neptune and Sun/Mercury brings a see-saw of inner and outer. If we let it be a see-saw that is.
Anyone who has worked with me knows that I frequently say “astrology gives us permission to …” Our pathway here is helped when we have a consciousness around the stars and the planets. And this is one of those times!
Rather than seeing this as an awkward time of trying to make sense of dreams whilst also being called to make an ‘off the cuff’ presentation to a group of people… I have a different perspective to help us all through this particular challenge set by the Universe.
What is your inner core message? That value or belief that you hold dear. The deeply held emotional ambition driving you every day. And how often do you make your decisions based on it?
We have an opportunity today (and indeed over the next few days) to consider our inner belief in our self and then to voice it. To balance our own personal inner landscape with our own personal outer vocal message.
To walk and talk our truth.
Be gentle with yourself and allow the Universe to unfold for you with grace and with beauty. Let your dreams percolate and slowly become known. When you are with groups of people listen and know that they, also, are gradually becoming aware of their own path.
As always, with Love from Alison x
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Sunday Sun in Gemini! Are you aware that the Sun arrived into Gemini this week? And, as this is our first Sunday with Gemini energy, we are able to go outside, honour and expect. You can see that Sun in Gemini and have a very sociable time.
Of course the planets and stars (and asteroids) all make a pattern in the sky at every moment. Remember that they are always changing around, moving and weaving. And this is to give us different energies and, for instance, messages with which to work.
My purpose today is to welcome that Sunday Sun in Gemini energy of being so very sociable (Sun conjunct Mercury). And, just as an additional thought, please be aware that there is an aspect of Mars and Uranus which may lend itself to needing to stick to a decision made. Perhaps you will be asked to hold onto a belief, value or thought even if ‘A N Other’ has a different point of view. Look to the Sun for help with seeing, and accepting, all aspects today whilst holding on to your own ‘self’. And remember Sun in Gemini and a very sociable time.
Be more Sun today!
As always, with love, from Alison
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