Chasing Our Tails

The path of self-development and transformation is a rocky one. Some may feel it is paved with gold and glittering with gem stones, with fluffy pink clouds floating around for good measure, but the reality for most of us is that it is – for the most part – an uphill climb over rocky and unknown terrain. This is not to say that it is all doom and gloom, because it isn’t. At the end of the day it all comes down to belief. If we believe that an uphill climb is hard work, without joy and full of challenges

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New Moon & Solar Eclipse Part 2

The New Moon and Solar Eclipse are but a few hours away now… As I mentioned yesterday, the New Moon is in Cancer (for the second month running). Cancer is a water sign and so strongly connected to the emotions. In addition, when we think about the crab we can see that there is a tough almost impenetrable exterior, with a soft and very vulnerable interior. This is a time of great inner change and transformation, and this New Moon marks a turning point within each of us to face our vulnerabilities and fears, and to breathe deeply into them

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New Moon & Solar Eclipse Part 1

We are building up to the New Moon on the 22nd July – at this time there is a total eclipse of the Sun, visible in SE Asia and the western Pacific. Although many of us will not see this event, it is still significant as it marks a time of great inner change and transformation (yes, more!). Solar Eclipses were thought of as harbingers of doom by our ancestors (who put out the light?), and whilst we now know more about astronomy and such events, we still know that eclipses are of great significance… The New Moon is once

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Running on Empty Part 3

Abundance Abundance is a word that many new age philosophers love to use. Yet aren’t we suffering as a result of too much abundance in our lives, isn’t the earth buckling under the pressure of our human demand for abundance? Abundance means plenty, and of course we all want to have plenty in our lives, yet in this age of consumerism and materialism, maybe we have lost sight of the real meaning of abundance? The Oxford dictionary states that abundance is ‘A very large quantity of something’. So when we simply ask for abundance in our lives, are we asking

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Running on Empty Part 2

Forgiveness Forgiveness is a powerful gift, many of us find it hard to truly forgive and let go of past hurts. Yet at a deep level, being able to forgive sets us free. Anger or bitterness feeds more anger and bitterness: it becomes a repeating negating and destructive cycle. But to rise above this, to forgive, to truly forgive allows healing at a very deep and core level. It not only heals ourselves, but each other, and the Earth. There are many events in history, which shock us even now – massacres, tortures, destruction and war (not forgetting the Crusades).

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Running on Empty

The energetic effects of all the recent planetary activity really seems to have left many of us feeling lethargic, tired, confused, forgetful, exhausted and forgetful. There is so much transformational energy about at the moment, it can be hard to establish exactly what is going on. Some days it is overwhelming, other days underwhelming, but most of the time simply whelming. The best way to describe it is a feeling like we are running on fumes. The energy reserves are at an all time low to enable us to reach that deep space within to allow the transformation to complete,

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The Cracked Pot

I just love the following story, it always makes me feel better knowing that there is a greater and higher purpose to all my flaws…! A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole, which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on

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No Compass Required?

I have often wondered if my inner compass doesn’t point in the same direction as everyone else’s. I wonder if us ‘spiritual, new age’ types maybe see the world from a different perspective, and it is this ability to see differently that gives us a different magnetic north to everyone else? Maybe this is something that we will never know, yet it seems significant at this time that so many people are seeing their lives turned upside down so that they can see things from another viewpoint. Whether it be healers, mystics or bankers, the world is changing. Maybe more

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Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse

The Full Moon occurs in Capricorn at 09.21 GMT (10.21 BST) on the 7th – so tonight is the best night to see it. There is a penumbral lunar eclipse at 09.39 GMT (10.39 BST) tomorrow. Before I go on, I will attempt to explain what a penumbral eclipse actually is! A penumbral eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the earth’s penumbra. The outer or penumbral shadow is the zone where the Earth blocks part but not all of the Sun’s rays from reaching the Moon (which at Full Moon is behind the Earth). As not all of the

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