How are you today? Venus in Taurus asks the Moon in Leo!
Friday is Venus day and so the day that we celebrate that planet of beauty, compassion, growth and abundance. And today we see Venus in Taurus and the Moon in Leo.
Venus in Taurus
The planet is at the end of the sign of Venus and is preparing to move into Gemini which will alter the energy. However she has not changed sign yet and is still giving us much to think about for time spent in our home, for our self and for each other. Venus in Taurus enjoys the things in life that we enjoy which is different for each of us as we all have our own unique concept of what ‘wealth’ is.
Moon in Leo
The Moon is in Leo and so we have an opportunity to enjoy ourselves. What makes you feel good? It is too easy to recommend ‘self care’ sometimes as what is caring to the self for one person may well be excruciatingly awkward for another! I usually ask ‘What makes you feel good?’ and then wait for the answer because that is what he planets expect!
We all know what recharges us or rebalances us and that is our own self care. Unique to our self. Venus in Taurus and Moon in Leo would quite naturally enjoy those experiences that allow our relaxation and that is, perhaps, a spa or a cream tea … OK maybe that’s just me! However you get the picture? It’s what will make you feel that you are treating your self.
How are you today? Venus in Taurus asks the Moon in Leo! The energy in the sky is there for us all to ask ourselves how we are and to then have fun, and enjoy, our own particular form of pampering.
As always, with love from Alison
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Will you speak from your heart today and know that your messages will be heard, listened to and seen! Especially as the planets are inviting us all to speak up and know that our voices will be loud enough to register.
Today is Jupiter day (as it’s Thursday) and Jupiter is in Sagittarius opposite the Sun in Gemini. When we look at the chart it is so interesting (well every chart is intriguing and this is no exception!) and today we see that the emphasis today is on communication.
With the Moon opposing Saturn & Pluto trining Venus we build up a picture of our words, actions and thoughts truly having meaning. be aware that, for the week ahead, emotions are likely to be very close to the surface and yet also we may feel as if this only applies to each of us individually! Speak from your heart today – especially as it is Jupiter day. Whatever you send out is expanded and made even more ‘so’! You have an amazing opportunity to send out great vibrations into the universe and to surround our planet with love. Imagine, just for a moment, how it would be if we all sent out channelled love. Just how amazing would this little blue planet be if it were surrounded completely with love and gentleness.
Speak from your heart and be heard, allow your heart to be heard and also remember to hear others.
Be gentle with yourself. Wear something purple today. And delight in the beauty of you, of others and of this amazing Universe in which we live.
As always, with love, from Alison
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Mercury moves into Cancer!
Do you speak to your neighbour questions Mercury as he moves into the caring sign of Cancer today which is already inhabited by the Moon (it’s ruler). This wonderful Mercury & Moon conjunction can be expected to highlight areas of compassion and thoughts of where we should, we really should, be doing more. Maybe the healing is required within the home or outside. Perhaps our compassion is required towards our self or towards each other … or even towards people who we don’t even know!
Or maybe Mercury Moon in Cancer brings us a message of loneliness.
We can look at the chart for today and see that the Moon is square to Chiron with another indicator of our messages of healing on a wider scale and wider times. Plus it also brings the worry to mind of that loneliness.
There is a growing epidemic around us every day and it is an epidemic becoming of epic proportions. Yes, there are the concerns of environment and, quite rightly so, we should be acting more to safeguard our planet. Indeed our oceans need our help. Nature requires our attention. However there is another concerning aspect to our life in the 21st Century.
It is quite incredible that, in this connected world in which we live, people are lonely. Loneliness is not age related nor anything else related. Loneliness is sweeping through our world neighbour by neighbour and we are not only losing the ability to recognise it but it is not a popular term to use. Who wants to admit that, with social networking promoting ‘friends’, they are feeling ‘alone’.
I ask you – do you speak to your neighbour?
It was not so long ago that I would wait for the bus to go to work. There were the same faces at the bus stop at that time of the morning. An odd bunch of people who, ordinarily, would not meet up and yet there we were. And we chatted. We got to know each other through the shared purpose of waiting for a bus. It was noted when someone was not there. Now no-one speaks. Look at a bus queue the next time you are near to one. Everyone will be on their phones and either reading or listening to music. No-one speaks.
Are you lonely? Do you feel that sense of being alone and not having anyone to speak to? Are you able to put yourself into those shoes for just a moment? And then magnify it to every day and week …
This is likely to be an emotional day. And yet also an uplifting day if we choose. Mercury messages are often factual and sometimes playful and then again witty or exactly what is needed to be said. We have the choice as to how we deal with Mercury and what we action from his communications! Bearing in mind the proximity to the Moon and those messages will be tinged with emotion and intuition. There will be a depth to our conversations today and a sense of taking those insights forward.
Mercury is a fast moving planet. The messages have a zing and then the planet moves on having asked us “Do you speak to your neighbour?”
And for you
Mercury moves into Cancer today and joins the Moon. There is always something felt at the moment when a planet (or star!) changes signs. Something happens or is seen and an essence of what that planetary aspect ‘is’ becomes apparent. Often it is subtle and yet, when we are aware, we see it unfold. I am often asked about when a planet is at the very end of a sign or at the beginning of another and whether this is ‘on the cusp’ and my answer is that a planetary body will either be in one sign of the zodiac or another with the energy changing accordingly.
We urgently need to home in on loneliness and start speaking. Would you smile at your neighbour sitting on the bus? How often do you ask how someone is and then listen to the answer?
A Mercury in Cancer offers us all the opportunity to consider our connections with each other. And the Moon brings in a gentle kind of love.
As always, with love, from Alison x
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All about you!
Why would you want to know more about … you? How could it possibly be of help to know how others see you? Or, indeed, how you relate to others – your language if you like.
Would it be useful to understand your deeper purpose? I was recently asked whether astrology has the answer to our soul purpose. And yes. By looking at where certain stars were at the moment of birth so much is unlocked for ‘why’s and ‘hows’ and ‘deep purposes’.
Your Birth Chart
Why would you want to look at your birth chart? What’s so special about the day, month. year, time and place of your birth? Well for one thing … it’s absolutely unique to you! Even twins (with an accurate time/s of birth) will have subtly differing birth charts.
I’m guessing you know your Sun (star) sign? Most people do and newspaper sun sign astrology is still very popular having been started in the 50s. And, when done well, has much to offer.
However a full astrological chart has so much more to give you.
At the moment of your birth all of the planets and stars were around the planet Earth and they were occupying signs of the zodiac. You may well have been born with the Sun in (for example) Pisces however you also have access to so much more planetary energy. The Moon will have been somewhere … and all the other planets too!
Already we can see that your birth day shows us where the planets and stars were in the sky. And then … and this is where it gets exciting! … your time & place of birth gives us a placing for the horizon. So we know whether the Sun & Moon (and other planets) were above or below the horizon at the time of birth. For instance a Noon birth will have the sun high in the sky, visible to all. A midnight birth would be the opposite.
And when we plot the positions of the stars, planets, signs of the zodiac as a map we get to that amazingly wonderful uniqueness of you as a human being. The chart is divided into 12 segments (houses) each containing a sign of the zodiac and relating to an area of you. Your character, wealth, career for instance. Any planets or stars falling into that house will give us more information.
As if that wasn’t already enough, we add into the ‘mix’ the whereabouts of planets and stars right now. And that is when we can begin to understand ourselves and the choices, potentials and possibilities that the Universe offers to us in this brilliant lifetime.
You may have gathered by now that I absolutely know, with every little bit of stardust that makes me, that we are all truly empowered when we listen to our charts, the rhythm of the universe and the symbols we meet along the way.
And I know you too can listen to, and experience, exactly the same information at all times. Information from your own inner landscape, from the stars and the planets and information gleaned from the messages and symbols that our eyes and ears become aware of.
Just take a moment to consider how much richer your life would be by receiving the unique information that the Universe wants you to hear.
And, as the Universe is constantly on the move, so the effects of the planets and stars toward our birth chart is unique for each of us. By understanding our charts and what is happening now so we can listen to the rhythm of the Universe for our own personal story. The Universe wants the absolute best for us and sends us planetary energy of help!
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With love from Alison x
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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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