Deepening of the Heart and Re-Aligning with Core Values – Venus Retrograde 2017

Up there with what has been February’s Eclipse window we have Venus; travelling at her slowest and moving through the degrees of the Zodiac to, which she will later return on her retrograde journey (yes, she’s already in the shadow zone).

Venus Retrograde – Subtle Signs – Have you Experienced Any Yet?

If you’re sensitive to energy, you may have been privy to some of the subtle whispers of what her upcoming retrograde journey may bring to you on a personal level.

That’s because she’s been steadily slowing down and moving through this ‘shadow zone’ since 31st January 2017.

Have you started to reconsider your appearance lately?

Perhaps you’re feeling the need for a makeover or are generally feeling a little dowdy?

Are you feeling a little less inclined to socialise right now?

Venus Retrograde – Meaning

Venus turns retrograde approximately once every 18months usually triggering an introversion of energy.

That’s because Venus is going deep during this period. She’s going within and she’s reconnecting you with your heart.

This re-connection triggers a personal review, usually related to the following themes:

  • What You Value
  • Who You Value
  • Your Tastes
  • Your Self Love/Self Worth Barometer
  • Your Creativity – What do you LOVE to Create and how?
  • Your Financial Position ((which interestingly, tends to be directly linked to Point 3)
  • You ability and openness to receive

This review can be invaluable; helping you to deepen your connection with your own heart and to move forward more in touch with your sense of personal style and your desires after she turns direct (April 2017).

Venus Retrograde – Recommendations

Therefore, it’s recommended to:

  • Slow down,
  • Make the time to be more present (relate more fully) with yourself during Venus Retrograde. For Example:
    • Through periods of alone time
    • Through Regular Meditation (Inner Journeying)
    • By Journaling (Writing about your thoughts and feelings at this time)
    • By being aware and open to what occurs for you (events, feelings) during this phase.

Because your value system is about to undergo a review, it is not generally recommended to:

Believe me, you’re listening to someone who went all out on a whole new hair colour during one Venus Retrograde and she will never do that again!!

I also have a sister who purchased her house during a Venus Retrograde period and it has cost her quite a bit of money in repairs over the last few years.

In fact, if possible, it may be best to wait out such decisions until Venus clears the retrograde zone completely.

If you can, of course.

If you can’t, then you may want to check and double-check the details where possible.

Venus will clear the retrograde zone when she passes the point at which she initially turned retrograde and that’s due to occur on 19th May at 02:32am (AEST).

This is also a great time to reassess your finances and to go over your budget.

Venus Retrograde and The Past

It can be enlightening to look back 8 years (if you can remember that far), as this year’s Venus retrograde will hold similar echoes to the one occurring during 2009.

That’s because she will be activating the same signs and likely the same house within your birth chart (house = area of life).

The possibility of encountering people from your past (with whom you’ve shared a relationship) can also increase during the Venus Retrograde period; especially if you still have lessons to learn here.

Venus Retrograde and Your Love Life

Your love life and relationships may be up for review at this time; especially with Jupiter also retrograde at this time in Venus’ sign (Libra).

That’s because Jupiter is the planet of growth and Venus is what we want to attract to us and what we value, so with Jupiter and Venus retrograde, you may be considering:

  • What you value about your relationship(s)
  • How you can bring even more value to them
  • How can you grow from your relationships
  • Where you want more from a relationship
  • How you relate (to others and to yourself)

Although some relationships could end during this time, it is highly unlikely that a usually happy and strong one will.

Such a break up would usually be a case of “the straw breaking the camels back” where one partner is desiring growth or more appreciation and the other is unable to give this.


Venus Retrograde and Creativity

venus-5-pointed-starVenus’ Retrograde path, as she moves through our skies creates a five-pointed star, which is a symbol of manifestation and innate creativity.

During her period of retrogradation, you may feel an innate deepening and an inner pull that re-connects you with the magic and wonder of your inner World.

Fostering a deep connection with your inner World can increase your capacity for unconditional love (of self and others) and bring forth a strengthening of your innate creativity that you can then bring into the World as your unique expression of love.

Venus Retrograde Through The Signs (Aries and Pisces)

Venus will seemingly move backwards through two signs.

They are Aries and Pisces.

The following explains how Venus functions in these signs, so that you can be on the look out for possible expressions of how her retrograde energy is playing out for you on a personal level.

Are any of these themes arising in you during her retrograde journey?

Venus in Aries

venus-retrograde-in-ariesVenus is in detriment in Mars-ruled Aries.

Here, she is colourful, impatient, competitive and bold; often taking the lead in relationships and pursuing what she desires ardently.

This placement is a fiery Venus and she needs an outlet for all that excess energy to prevent arguments and conflicts from creeping in.

A strong leader, independent and active, Venus is warm and fun in Aries, but she may find it difficult to consider the needs of her loved ones, and to exercise patience; seeking the fulfilment of her desires immediately.

Impulsive actions or spending,  frustrations related to wanting things right now and lust could feature, as Venus backtracks through this sign.

Venus in Aries embraces the warrior within, which when used constructively, can give motivation to fight on behalf of others and the motivation to keep dream or a personal relationship thriving and renewed.

Venus retrograde in Piscesvenus-in-pisce

In contrast to her Aries journey, Venus is exalted in Pisces.

At best, this is Venus at her most compassionate, heart-centred, sensitive and unconditional; devoted to service.

At worse, the idealised Pisces vision can result in disappointment; when dreams don’t live up the fantasy or when partners fall from their idealised pedestals (and they will – they’re human).

Venus in Pisces longs to merge in sacred union with others, but the lack of boundaries can feel stifling to other signs and when the spiritual path is denied, negative patterns; such as alcoholism, victim mentality and confusion can creep in sometimes resulting in co-dependent relationships.

This Venus wants romance (the fairy tale), stories of heroism (where they are either victim or saviour) and is often something of a creative genius, intuitively connecting with and channelling through their Art (in whatever form they create).

A softening, a deepening of compassion, the understanding that we are all one, heightened sensitivity and empathy and an increased love for all is a likely manifestation of Venus’ journey through Pisces, as is allowing oneself to be vulnerable and being more open to trust and faith in a higher power.

This is also a great time to practice forgiveness and to let go of old hurts that may be holding you back from deeper levels of relating.

The Details and How This Might Affect You Personally

Venus will turn  retrograde at 07:09pm on 4th March 2017 (AEST).

Between March 4th 2017 and Mid-May Venus will seemingly move backwards from 13degrees and 8seconds of Aries to 26degrees and 54seconds of Pisces.

Where does that area fall within your natal chart?

Which houses (area of life) are likely to be affected?

Where are you re-valuing your life?

Also look for Planets that fall within that degree range (26 degrees and 54 seconds of Pisces to 13 degrees and 8 seconds of Aries) within your personal chart, as their function is likely to be affected.

If you’d like help with understanding your chart (and to obtain a free copy of your chart if you don’t already have one) you can sign up for my newsletter and download my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”, which I give out as a thank you to those who join my list.

Much Love,

Toria xo


Heightened Sensitivity and Opening to The Flow of Life- New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces


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What is Eclipse Energy?

If you’ve been experiencing periodical waves of emotion or have been gifted with personal realisations around patterns of behaving then the chances are that you’re well and truly plugged into the Eclipse energy that is surrounding us right now.

Eclipse energy changes the electromagnetic frequency and as it interacts with our own auric energy field it can make for a heavy and intense time both emotionally and energetically.

Eclipse energy is Lunar energy, so deep emotions can surface for our conscious acknowledgement, which are often related to lunar themes; such as

  • The Past,
  • Early Childhood,
  • Belonging,
  • Nourishment and Nurture
  • Mother (how we were mothered and how we mother)
  • Safety
  • Needs

Relationships can also come under fire, as we tend to carry our unhealed emotional baggage through into our adult relationships.

The Need for Compassion and Kindness

Because Eclipse Seasons increase our sensitivity, compassion is important; both compassion for others and compassion for ourselves.

Kindness is so important right now.

We live in such busy times that we often just carry on regardless; whizzing around in a flurry of activities and “must does”.

This active life is masculine energy and this constant call to go outside of ourselves can take its toll on our basic emotional needs, which tend to be denied or often suppressed as we strive to get on in the World.

Feminine energy is deep, innate, intuitive and receptive.

(It’s important to note here that both men and women carry masculine and feminine energy and, regardless of gender, both need to be acknowledged and balanced).

Eclipse seasons can force us to confront and to reflect upon our tender side and what our emotional needs may be, so please give yourself time to process what is arising for you.

Such emotional intensity and sensitivity can increase experiences of depression and anxiety, so please be mindful of what the Cosmos is highlighting for you (or those around you) at this time.

A look at the Moon in your natal chart can be enlightening during an eclipse (by sign, house and aspects).

What related themes are arising for you now? (see below for a few ideas related to each Moon sign).

New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Pisces – Themes

Our approaching New Moon/Solar Eclipse will fall in Pisces on February 27th at 00:58am (AEST) and with five key placements in Pisces at this time (The Sun, The Moon, Neptune, Mercury and The South Node) the following themes could be manifesting for you right now:

  • An increased need for Emotional Closeness, Exchange of Feelings and Empathy.
  • A need to Express your Feelings (I.e. write, speak, draw, dance, sing…) and feel that they are heard.
  • An increased longing for Union (which is often the reason we’re drawn to alcohol – to feel a sense of merging and of loosening our boundaries with life/others).
  • Feeling Overwhelmed.
  • Feeling like a Victim (disempowered).
  • Deep Sensitivity and Compassion
  • Boundary Issues (are your boundaries too lax or too strong?)
  • Confusion
  • Escapism (I.e. using food, alcohol or other substances to numb or stuff deep feelings)
  • Increased Need to Fantasise/Day Dream
  • Themes around Service (our need to serve the collective)
  • Themes around Surrender (do you surrender to the flow of life or attempt to control)

This eclipse falls on the South Node indicating that events, which occur between now and August may be pointers showing you emotional patterns, which need to be released and let go of.

Example emotional triggers by Natal Moon Sign that Eclipses can bring up

What is triggering you and where may you be blocking the flow of life through fear?

For example:

  • Capricorn Moons may come face to face with control issues,
  • Scorpio Moons may connect with Trust Issues,
  • Virgo Moons may experience an increase in anxiety (fear of outcomes/the future),
  • Cancerian Moons may be asked to face emotional defence mechanisms (are they still necessary)
  • Pisces Moons may confront feelings of loss, helplessness and where they feel adrift and unsupported
  • Aries Moons may be processing residual anger or patterns around reactivity and impatience
  • Taurus Moons may confront fears around a lack of security
  • Gemini Moons may find it harder than ever to rest under Eclipse energy and may meet with emotional pain around not being heard
  • Aquarian Moons may confront patterns around detachment or rejection
  • Leo Moons may have to acknowledge where they don’t feel truly seen by others or where they fear to shine their light
  • Libra Moons may be called to look at how early family conditioning is leading to an inability to express darker emotions or accept these traits in others
  • Sagittarius Moons may be called to look at how family belief systems may be holding them back from following their own truth

Other Energies in the February 27th Eclipse Chart

The Eclipse chart contains an exact Mars/Uranus conjunction in Aries, which carries strong rebellious energy and the urge to break out from situations that you can no longer tolerate.

Please be mindful of a tendency to angry outbursts with sudden, impulsive and unexpected flair ups or events being a possibility.

Instead, can you think of ways to constructively channel this energy by motivating yourself to loosen the chains that bind; honouring your need for individuality, freedom and growth?

Letting go of emotional patterns (through seeking help if you need to) that you feel are holding you back and/or frustrating you can help.

Mars/Uranus energy can also bring sudden, out of the blue events…

Bernadette Brady writes in her book “The Eagle and The Lark” that this particular Eclipse belongs to “a family of eclipses that brings with it the element of pleasant surprise. Sudden happiness, a joyful event, the lucky break, the lucky win. The Events which will be occurring … can positively change the person’s life”.

… so let’s hope for some good news.

From this position, Mars is triggering the long term Jupiter/Uranus opposition, so the need for freedom, inspiration and growth is likely to be big right now.

There may be sudden occurrences that bring about endings, but remember that endings clear the way for a new beginning.

For more on this energy, click here.

With Mercury’s presence in Pisces alongside this New Moon/Solar Eclipse your imagination and desire to express your creativity may be heightened.

Great for meditation, cultivating a stronger connection to your higher self and for being inspired, but beware of a tendency to delusion, paranoia, self-doubt and confusion.


Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this Eclipse?

Where does this eclipse energy fall within your natal chart? Look for 8degrees and 12seconds of Pisces.

What does that house (area of life) represent?

Are there any planets, which fall at 8degrees within your natal chart?Those situated at 8 degrees of the mutable signs are likely to be strongly affected (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) and also any planet residing at 8 degrees of Libra or Leo.

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Eclipse energy tends to be in effect for 6 months.

Much Love, Toria xo

You Make This World A Better Place – Full Moon in Leo and a Powerful Lunar Eclipse – February 2017


On 11th February 2017 at 10:33am (AEST) the Full Moon will exact in the sign of Leo.

Leo energy is playful, creative, colourful and fun and above all, wants to be seen, to be adored, to be loved and to be love.

This is the radiant inner you; the innate, creative, true self that you long to shine out and express to others.

A Surprising Eclipse?

Bernadette Brady writes in her book “The Eagle and The Lark” that this particular Eclipse belongs to “a family of eclipses that brings with it the element of pleasant surprise. Sudden happiness, a joyful event, the lucky break, the lucky win. The Events which will be occurring … can positively change the person’s life”.

Well, I for one love that!! Many other Eclipse descriptions are not nearly so favourable, so it will be interesting to see what transpires over the next 6 months (the time period that eclipse energy tends to last).

With Jupiter’s recent retrograde, you may be experiencing a drop in your optimism, but don’t lose heart. Sometimes we just need a course correction or a different vision and that’s what Jupiter Retrograde tends to be about.

Eclipse energy tends to run for 6 months, so there is also the chance that these positive changes may not eventuate until August and Jupiter will be well and truly direct by then.

A Kite Formation between Saturn, Uranus and the Full Moon (all falling in fire signs) certainly looks favourable for giving both the inspiration and the staying power to work towards your goals.

If the way seems blocked right now to one particular ambition, look for another route or just do what you can to keep moving forward in other areas of your life until something shifts.

Often we don’t know what Jupiter’s Retrograde will bring to us until he one again turns direct (June 2017), so it may be a case of tuning into our instinctive timing device and trusting that all will happen at the right time.

What requires Healing?

Full Moon’s illuminate what is in need of healing, what needs to change within our lives or what is calling for our attention and this particular Full Moon is also our first Eclipse of 2017, so you can expect that illumination to be somewhat magnified.

Eclipse energy asks that we release energy that is no longer supportive to our journey and with a Yod between The Moon, Jupiter and Chiron in this eclipse chart, we are being asked to bring healing to emotional blocks and wounds that may otherwise hold us back from progressing.

Particularly those issues that relate to our need to be seen, valued and loved and which may be affecting our self-esteem and self-love.

Many could be finding that inner child issues are re-surfacing now, so be mindful of what is triggering you.

Remember that this Full Moon is the outcome of our Aquarian New Moon, which occurred in January.

How comfortable are you with standing out from the crowd? Do you embrace your uniqueness?

And if not, why not?

Is it time to address buried emotions?

The next 6 months could be a potent time to work on releasing such wounds, so if you feel called to do the work it may be wise to embrace that calling.

The Need for Compassion

Be gentle with yourself and those around you as we lead up to this Eclipse, because energetically there is a lot going on.

If you’re noticing that you’re feeling out of sorts or just blah, then you’re probably picking up on the change in electromagnetic frequency, which eclipses create.

I’ve been experiencing vision disturbances, a sense of being ‘wired’ and have felt a little under the weather this last two weeks.

Planetary energy can have a huge effect on us and all of this is perfectly ‘usual’ under Eclipse conditions.

If you find that friends, colleagues or family members are more reactive than usual it may be wise to give them an ear of support and to let them know that you’re there for them if they need to talk.

Vilification of and Suppression of the Feminine

The Black Moon is currently at the final degree of Scorpio and is squaring the Full Moon in this Eclipse chart, so abuse of power could be a theme that arises over the next 6 months; especially in relation to sexual power and the vilification of female energy or females in general.

If this is something that you can relate to, then you may be called to acknowledge related emotions; such as buried anger, residual hurt, shame and/or emotional/energetic blocks.

Seeking further possible healing solutions over the next 6 months may prove powerful.


Leo is the sign of creativity and I’m not just talking of the Artistic kind here.

We all have the capacity to create and that is what I believe that we are here for; to give the gifts of our own authentic and unique creations in service to others.

We all create in different ways, whether that’s:

  • The hairdresser who tidies up your unkempt hair; making you feel beautiful again whilst lending a supportive ear,
  • The chocolatier, who creates special creations for you to indulge in and to indulge your loved ones with,
  • The healer, who creates a sacred space for you to share and release
  • The gardener, who mows your lawn each Friday to ensure that you come home to a beautiful home.

There is not one person on this Earth who is not creative.

What gifts do you bring and do you know your true worth?

The Yod that I mentioned earlier can be a challenging aspect pattern, but it is ultimately calling for a synergy.

In this case, that’s the need to be totally and unashamedly exactly who you were born to be whilst remaining in balance (not going to excess) and whilst also remaining compassionate and mindful of others.

The potential healing I talk about above may be required to assist you with being that.

Helping others may also light you up in some way over the next 6 months; especially if you are able to do so using your innate gifts.

Mystic Rectangle

There is a Mystic Rectangle within the chart; another harbinger of creative potential.

This Aspect Pattern, which includes The Sun, The Moon, Uranus and Jupiter is made up of a combination of both harmonious and difficult aspects:

We have the tension of the Jupiter/Uranus Opposition ,which is likely bringing the desire for greater freedom, growth and change within your life…

… working alongside the Sun/Uranus and Moon/Jupiter sextiles in Fire and Air signs.

These aspects are likely to add to that need for greater freedom and growth as well as bringing the desire for you to express yourself as you truly are.

This is independent, spacious energy, so if you’re experiencing the feeling of being stuck (that ‘groundhog day’ type of scenario) then this eclipse could likely trigger a sense of frustration within you.

Is more spontaneity and greater inspiration needed?

Finally, we have the Fire Trine (Moon/Uranus) and the Air Trine (Sun/Jupiter), which are likely to find you motivated to seek inspiration and stimulation.

A self-perpetuated risk or a chance happening may be required to break you out of your day to day pattern and shake up the daily routine.

The trick with the Mystic Rectangle is to attempt to balance the opposing forces inherent in the two oppositions that it contains –

  • The Sun in Aquarius and The Moon in Leo pose The dichotomy of:
    • The will to help humanity and to be accepted as part of the group
    • Versus: The need to be seen, praised and acknowledged for who you are (as an individual).
      • The Balance:
        • Using your innate gifts in order to help humanity. The type of gifts that when you shine them out, make you feel fulfilled and glean a deep sense of self worth
        • The understanding that just by being you, you make this World a better place.
  • Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries pose the dichotomy of:
    • Balanced Growth and Consideration of Others Rights
    • Versus: The desire for Rapid Personal Awakening and The Sudden Need to Break Out of Restriction
      • The Balance:
        • Being an Instigator of Change whilst also giving consideration to the fact that others may not be on the same page. What are their needs right now and are you making provision for those needs in pursuit of your vision?
        • Slowing down and understanding that just because it’s not happening right now doesn’t mean that it never will.

Remember that Jupiter is a big player in the energy for 2017. Here’s the link if you missed my posts on that.

What Area of your Life is this Full Moon Highlighting?

Remember to check your chart and to look for where 22 degrees and 28 seconds of Leo and 22 degrees and 28 seconds of Aquarius fall.

Which house axis is being highlighted and what areas of life does that axis represent?

Do you have any planets sitting around 22 degrees within your chart? What are they bringing to the table?

If you’d like help with figuring this out you can sign up to my newsletter here and receive my free EBook “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”.

I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

With this Full Moon falling on a weekend, perhaps you can plan a fun trip or activity with loved ones and truly bask in the light of this warm, fiery and joyful energy.

Leo-related Bush Flower Essences


I have a few Bush Flower Essence remedies on my website that specifically target and work with Leo-related themes.

If you feel called to give them a go, you can find them here.

As an example, here are a few negative expressions of energy, which can relate to Leo excess or deficiency:

Being Overbearing, Excessive Pride, Vanity, Shyness, Feeling Invisible, Bossiness, Boasting, Condescending Speech, Egocentric Behaviour, Lacking in Courage, Fear of Expressing Self…

Have a great week and remember to be compassionate with yourself and others whilst also remaining alert to the signs of what is occurring within you and around you this week.

Wishing you an enlightened and magical 6 months

Now, go Be You, Be Magical and Be Love.

We Need You!!

With Love,

Toria xo

Readjustments on The Path – Jupiter Retrograde 2017


Does it feel like something has stalled somewhat this week?

Likely in an area of your life that was moving along nicely and where you were expecting a continued sense of expansion and growth?

I’m feeling it too!!

The sense that what was free flowing; literally moments ago, is now starting to ebb a little.

That feeling is associated with Jupiter, who is now at a standstill in our skies and preparing to turn retrograde (move seemingly backwards), which he will do at 04:53pm later today (6th Feb 2017) (AEST)

The area of your life that is likely to be affected at this time is indicated by the house through which Jupiter is moving within your personal birth chart (see the section: ‘Where is Jupiter Retrograde likely to affect me’ below for how to find this in your chart).

Perhaps a project or plan has been delayed or perhaps you’re having an epiphany that you cannot continue upon a certain course; especially if that course was an unhealthy one.

Jupiter will correct imbalances that do not align with your inner sense of justice during his retrograde phase.

He will ensure that your personal code of ethics are fine-tuned and recalibrated and he will set you back into alignment with your inner sense of integrity.

Think of it that your inner Guru is now entering a state of contemplation for a few months; re-assessing your personal moral compass in order to ensure that your outer life is a truthful reflection of your inner World.

Basically, Jupiter retrogrades ensure that the path you’re on is the right one and that you’re going in the right direction.

Jupiter is currently residing in Libra; sign of relating and relationships and with a Venus Retrograde coming up very soon, the next few months are going to give us all a chance to look at how we’re doing in this area.

What needs reassessing, readdressing and readjusting in this area?

Is everything fair and balanced?

Jupiter tends to clip our wings when we have been exerting extreme behaviour or when our plans have become excessive.

When Jupiter turns direct, which he will do on 12th June at 00:03am (AEST), it is usual that you emerge a little more humble and a little more wise than you were before the retrograde and you can usually begin to move forward from a more solid sense of your own personal truth

His direct motion is likely to be a welcome sign; especially for those born under the sign of Libra (the sign through which he is traversing) or with planets between the retrograde degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra Capricorn) with whatever has stalled seemingly coming back to life again, although possibly in a different way to what was first anticipated.

Whatever is begun at the station-direct (12th June 2017) is likely to yield results early September 2017 when Jupiter will once again pass the degree at which he turned retrograde.

So, there is a silver lining (isn’t there always?) and you may just want to check back in around Jupiter’s change of direction in June and ask yourself just where you’re going to put all that new found wisdom to use 🙂

Much Love,

Toria xo

Where is Jupiter Retrograde likely to affect me?

Jupiter is currently sitting very still at 23 degrees and 8 seconds of Libra and will now move retrograde until he reaches 13 degrees and 12 seconds of Libra on 12th June at 00:03am (AEST).

Which house or houses hold those degrees within your chart (13 to 23 degrees of Libra)?

If you already have a copy of my free Ebook (Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness), you can look up the theme(s) relevant to those houses in there.

If you’re yet to obtain your copy, you can do so here.

Jupiter rules both Sagittarius and Pisces, so also look to the houses that these signs rule within your chart and read up on what those houses relate to.

Note too any personal planets you have, which fall between 13 and 23 degrees of Libra, as they are likely a little more of the story for you right now.


Intensity Alert – The First Eclipse of 2017


Is it just me or have things become a smidge more intense since that New Moon silently hung overhead last Saturday?

If you’re experiencing:

  • Out-of-left-field events
  • Sudden happenings that force you to go over old emotional ground (that you likely thought had been dealt with and left in the past)
  • The feeling of being pushed to the limit with all that’s being asked of you
  • A sense of anxiety and/or emotional anguish

… then I’m here to tell you that it’s okay.

You’re not going crazy.

You’re just being affected by the build up to next week’s Lunar Eclipse.

Something is being pushed to grow and emotionally this can indeed be a stressful time.

Partnership issues and family matters can come to the fore during Eclipses; owing to the symbolism of The Moon (Mother, Home, Family) and The Sun (Father),  and we are often asked to let go of something – a pattern, a belief system, a way of behaving…

Before we can let go, however, we need to become aware of what has been buried away in our subconscious; literally swept under the carpet.

It can be an emotionally potent time.

By becoming conscious of whatever this particular eclipse is highlighting within your life and by choosing to take responsibility for healing it, however, you are gifted with the chance to release old emotional wounds and issues.

This type of release clears space and with this Eclipse falling on the North Node, it is a harbinger for possible growth and expansion.

So, in short, it’s time for a clear out.

The type of clear out that allows the new to enter your life…

… But!! this will not happen without your awareness and your willingness to own the issue and to deal with it in the most conscious way that you can.

So, be brave and be honest with whatever appears to you at this time and also – be grateful, because by working through this, you may just make some room for something greater to enter your life.

Bernadette Brady writes in her book “The Eagle and The Lark” that this particular Eclipse belongs to “a family of eclipses that brings with it the element of pleasant surprise. Sudden happiness, a joyful event, the lucky break, the lucky win. The Events which will be occurring … can positively change the person’s life”.

If you’re having a week like mine then that may be difficult to see right now, but if my life experience to date is anything to go on then every cloud really does have a silver lining, so I’m hedging my bets and staying positive.

Especially so, as the eclipse chart holds a Yod, which can also be an indicator for powerful change.

Remember to look where this eclipse falls in your birth chart to see the area of your life that is likely to be affected.

Look for 22 degrees and 28 seconds of Aquarius (the Sun’s position) and 22 degrees and 28 seconds of Leo (the Moon’s position).

What are the themes of the houses that they fall across?

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If the Eclipse falls within 2 degrees of a natal planet, then you are likely to be strongly affected by it. Look especially for 22 degrees and 28 seconds of the fixed signs (Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio).

Wishing you illumination, healing, an upturn and a positive outcome.

Much Love, Toria xo