Magic around with the Moon in Virgo and opposite Neptune in Pisces.
There is Magic around us if we choose to see it. Looking at the chart we see that the Moon in an earth sign and Neptune in his element of a water sign! Dreamtime, imagination, emotions close to home and magic around – do you see it?.
Do we make our own magic or does magic happen?
This is probably a question that has been asked for millennia. We can imagine our ancestors sitting around fire and musing on magic along with daily gossip. If you were sitting around that fire right now what would you be talking about? Have you thought that it is because of conversations taking place we have the results of inventions and quests?
There was a time when the very act of creating fire was seen as magic and dowsing for a water source was seen as a necessary service and then as something magical. Water does not run under the earth’s surface in straight lines and so some way of divining / finding water was needed. Professional water dowsers are still employed to this day, although not to the extent as in much earlier times, but they still have information to offer!
Have you tried dowsing? Do give it a go as it’s great fun and remarkably accurate.
And what about the cycles?
Do you watch the Moon becoming Full and then moon light slowly disappearing? This was once seen as mysterious and the first sliver of a new Moon as a cause of celebration – eclipses were treated as the height of concern.
Would the Sun appear again?
It is magic to watch the cycle of the Sun as it goes through the seasons and through lengthening and shorter days. Do watch the amazing events as the Moon moves through her cycles because it gives us all a sense of where we are in the Universe by doing so..
Lightning, the Northern lights, pink sky mornings, moving pictures – all would have been seen as magic long ago and, well actually, maybe not so long ago! Our ancestors saw these events causing wonder and amazement – awe and achievement. I love to watch lightning in a thunder storm – do you?
Does magic exist?
Is asking whether magic has an existence OK as it seems almost … wrong!
Magic is magic. There will always be magic. One day the nature of our Universe will be explained in scientific language because we constantly update our knowledge and yet there will still be mysteries.
The Moon is in Virgo and opposite Neptune in Pisces.
Magic is around if we choose to use our imagination and there is the key for today, our Moon magic day. We have been given the gift of imagination and are able to use that to conjure up worlds and dreams. Our curiosity makes us use our imagination to solve questions and often we do. We all have curiosity and always have.
Is the earth flat? Will we fall off the edge if we sail into the distance?
What are you curious about?
And back to those explorers!
How brave of them to actually be curious enough to go and see what was beyond the horizon! What drove their curiosity to actually go and look and ask the questions?
Astrologically – what did drive their curiosity?
Was it a strong Aquarius aspect of wanting to enquire? Or Gemini asking questions and looking to connect? Leo wanting new forms of entertainment and to understand different cultures. Aries striving or Pisces questing for new beliefs. Every sign of the zodiac has it’s own angle for wanting to explore.
What are you curious about?
Curious enough to use your imagination and come up with different scenarios or solutions.
And then are you, would you be, brave enough to try?
Our little blue planet is round and beautifully held in place in the universe.
We have the Sun for warmth and life and we have water and food. Everything that we, as human beings, need is here for our continued existence. Including each other – don’t you think that is amazing?
Mercury is currently in the Sign of Cancer and, as you will know if you have been reading these articles over the last few days, Mercury is giving us all a wake up call message. Right now he is square to Chiron in Aries. Chiron the wounded healer who carries so much information for our evolution through healing. Yes there is much for us to be healing as far as the planet is concerned, however our current crisis is actually much closer to home.
There is an epidemic growing unhindered and unmeasured and it is loneliness. Please don’t forget we are social animals and need to have interactions with others. Mercury in Cancer, square to Chiron, is inviting us to care and chat. To have gorgeous, beautiful, short, caring, fun conversations and to reconnect with each other. To be magic with each other.
And there is the real magic.
That we are able to connect with each other and enjoy conversations. And love.
We are MAGIC – each and every one of us.
You are MAGIC!
As always, with love, from Alison x
The Sun today
The Sun today offers you radiating light, warmth and heat & the regulating hours for our body clock of ‘day’. We need to look at the placement of the Sun in the sky for the moment you were born to see the point in the zodiac defining your star sign. You will, most likely, know your star sign but when we look at your astrology we see the whole picture because we need all of the planets and stars! They make a pattern with each other and a road map for our journey here on planet Earth. However back to the Sun today and that amazing lifegiving, fire centered, bright light in the sky.
We know that the Sun is a star in the sky, not a planet, and is constantly sending light and heat towards our Earth. And this amazing Universe of ours keeps everything in balance. For more detailed information about the Sun today from an astronomical point of view click here to go to NASA!
Over to you!
How will you radiate your stardom today? And how will you help others to radiate their stardom? The Sun as the centre of our Universe and our self as the centre of our own! Beam your sunlight outwards!
The answers to these two questions hold so much information for how your Star sign, the exact position of the Sun in the sky at your birth, flourishes and gives you the light to shine.
You are your own special Star!
As always, with love, from Alison
PS – reach out to someone today and chat. Mercury is in Cancer – show you care by talking.
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Enjoy and inspire
The chart for today shows us that the Sun is opposite Jupiter and Venus moving into Gemini – how will you enjoy the energy and enjoy and inspire yourself and others?
These are strange times indeed and we all have much to be aware of and to be wary of. And yet to find ways of enjoying ourselves too because, after all, that is a part of our being human! Planetary wise there’s a lot going on at the moment with much information and mis-information. We hear and see media ‘talk’ with so much appearing to be going on ‘under the surface’. There are many, many distractions for us all and it is easy for us to ;buy into’ being distracted!
We all love to be entertained and, of course, entertainment, from whichever direction, distracts us, fuels us, soothes us and inspires us. I should probably write an article all about how many directions we receive our information and entertainment from however, for now, how do you let yourself be taken away from reality for a while and enjoy and inspire?
Over the next few days especially I would ask you to ground yourself by asking:
Am I distracting myself?
How am I being distracted?
Is it possible that I am distracting others?
When am I inspired? Really and truly inspired?
And then the entry of Venus into Gemini will show up for all of us in ways that we are able to bring great joy to ourselves, each other and to the planet.
Yes – the message is as big as that.
Give yourself permission to enjoy and inspire and take on the responsibility for making the world, our world, a place of inspiration and joy.
I was inspired to write this piece on Saturday, Saturn’s day.
What will you do?
As always with love, from Alison
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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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