AQUARIUS FULL MOON – TRANSFORMATION THROUGH VULNERABILITY & THE SEXUALITY OF THE MAIDEN (JULY 31, 2015)

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Blessings to All. The Aquarius (Blue) Full Moon is about to go exact in 8 hrs, 18 minutes (10:42 am, GMT) at 7 Aquarius-Leo ’55. We will be reaping the seeds set during the Aquarius New Moon ( + Supermoon ) of Jan 20/21, 2015 – here’s my article from then for reference: http://wp.me/p4OUNS-i5 .

It’s certainly a time of electric breakthroughs/breakdowns, heightened intuition and an awareness of just how capable we are of manifesting our Gifts, in co-creative Partnership with the Cosmos – and ideally, as part of our service to the Collective.

Many ideals will be shifted, either to dissolution, or to further clarity. Take extra care around electrical items at this time, including the groups we’re in and friendships we make through social media. Also remember that electricity runs through our bodies, by way of our nerves, neurons and their information signaling/sharing mechanisms – try to avoid intense emotional burnout, be gentle on yourselves and others.

Astrologically speaking, it’s a fairly intense climate of multiple retrogrades, with Uranus (the ruler of Aquarius, 20 Aries) also in retrograde. At this time it is conjunct a body known as Karma (21 Aries), which, along with the karmic intensity of retrogrades, situates many of the lessons of this Full Moon within the resolution of past karmic ties.

In terms of the Sun-Moon opposition itself, I see the Sun and Moon woven together in a Grand Fixed Cross. The Sun is conjunct Diana and Eros (7 Leo), whilst opposing The Moon (7 Aquarius), and (both) squaring Eurydike (7 Taurus) and Achilles / Asteroid Lilith (7 Scorpio).

Sun-Diana-Eros in Leo: The focus is upon the Sacral Chakra and its creative, co-creative, pro-creative and expressive energy. This is where the tender, sensual, vulnerable, child-like parts of ourselves dance without fear and abandon. Whilst this is a wonderful thing, the flip-side of Leo energy is when we display or project a certain image of our emotions, feelings and sensual desires in order to elicit a response from another in a certain way, or when we do so to gratify the ego. The Sun brings its focused power of awareness and illumination to these areas of our lives, whilst the protection of Diana ensures that our Inner Children are safe to express themselves in these ways. Diana was of course, the goddess of the hunt and the Moon, protector of the sacred sexuality of young maidens 🙂 Eros comes along to show us how our expressive natures can help us reconnect with a far more intimate, primordial and ecstatic connection with All-Of-Creation. It’s kind of that feeling you get when some days, you are so very happy, that it just feels like you’re this delightful heap of conscious, sparkling stardust! Yes, getting to this realization can involve sexual experiences of eroticism, but is not confined to that one domain of life.

Moon in Aquarius – described above

Eurydike in Taurus – I somewhat unkindly, though without great distortion, refer to Eurydike as the ‘poster-girl for codependency’. She essentially impales herself upon the spear that kills her husband Cyllarus, an impetuous centaur that rushes into something and gets himself killed. Very often, Eurydike’s energy warns us to ensure that we understand the difference between love and codependency (Robin Norwood’s Women Who Love Too Much is an excellent guide in making that distinction). If we believe that we are only worthy of life if we have someone to love us – as absolutely Disney-romantic as that sounds – we are probably in need of some work here. Taurus is of course the sign of abundance, that allows us to enjoy the sensual, sensorial world and our embodied, material place in it. Many might be triggered into re-living these issues as they explore the sensual at this time (i.e. the touch of a lover that either makes you commit whole-heartedly, or that pushes you to the realization that something is not quite in balance).

Achilles / Asteroid Lilith in Scorpio – Achilles reminds us to recognize our own vulnerabilities.We don’t need to pretend that we can’t be hurt, or that we don’t cry. We don’t need to pretend that we’re so invincible that we have no vulnerabilities – for vulnerability can be one of the most powerful, beautiful and humbling experiences and gateways for us to understand just what makes us human. And to me, that is understanding the Divine. Lilith (the Asteroid, not Black Moon Lilith), as I learnt from Darkstar Astrology, refers to the Maiden aspect of the Dark Goddess, raging and rebelling against patriarchal strictures that seek to limit the expression of her beauty, ferocious power, and sexuality. Put the two together, and we find a need to get real about the wounds and vulnerabilities that surround our relationship with the sexuality/sensuality of the (Young) Feminine – as equally emphasized by Diana’s role in this alignment. In Scorpio, the conjunction between the two takes on an intense sexual, psycho-spiritual dynamic that ultimately leads us to a point of surrender. Through vulnerability, we find the courage to face our wounds and hurts (potentially coming from a friend, social media presence, our own ideals, etc.) and to look at their deeper psycho-spiritual origins. It’s a fantastic time for a breakthrough, and sometimes that can only happen with a breakdown.

Taking it all together, this Grand Cross teaches us about the need to shift our fixity, or fixed nature of views on issues surrounding our vulnerability, power, authenticity, sexuality and the ideals we identify with.

Finally, I’ve saved the best for last – The Moon is trined, whilst the Sun sextiles Magdalena (7 Libra). She represents the energy of The Magdalene, as the spouse of Christ. We see much coming through with respect to the wounds of the Feminine, particularly in the ways Her Sexuality and Power is projected upon. Look to her as a guide – you may also find yourselves calmed by rose essential oils or rose quartz crystals at this time. They can (for most people), be a tender, healing, balm through such emotional currents.

Those of you with placements near 7 Pisces will experience this as a powerful Yod or Finger of Fate. In the skies we see Atropos (6 Pisces) and Neptune Retrograde (9 Pisces) nearby. Neptune calls us to find a point of dissolution through the act of absolute, compassionate surrender whilst Atropos – as the eldest of the Three Fates, represents the Elder Sister whose role it is to cut the Thread of Life – in this case – she signifies the ending of one chapter … which inevitably signals, the potential of a new beginning in its wake.

Blessings to All,

Bairavee Balasubramaniam

The Sky Priestess

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POSTPONED! THE CREATIVE, CONSCIOUS VAGINA: FEMALE SEXUALITY AND TRANSCENDENTAL SPIRITUALITY – 2 HR SPECIAL EPISODE ON THE DARK MOTHER’S CHILDREN!

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POSTPONED!!! We have a 2-hour special on a very very, interesting topic that we’ll be exploring with three wonderful guest speakers! We’re going to be looking at “The Creative, Conscious Vagina: Female Sexuality and Transcendental Spirituality” with Katharine Krueger, Priestess Kerri Ryan MA and Marie de Kock.

Join me, your host, Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD, as we explore the powerful connection between feminine sexuality and spirituality in conversation with these powerful, insightful women.

Katharine speaks to us about the role of ancestral healing and the ripples across the generational lines that womb healing can provide, ways in which we can begin to tune into our bodies and the fact that speaking about the vagina is not just a ‘woman’s issue’, but rather, is a part of the fabric of human consciousness.

Kerri shares with us channeled insights on the ancient priestess traditions dedicated to the Goddess Ishtar-Inanna, the rite of hieros gamos, and what sexual priestesses – those who embodied the archetype of ‘the sacred prostitute’ were actually doing in ancient rites – and how we can embody them today.

Marie speaks to us on the 5-Dimensional model of the human energy system, in connection with the Earth and the Cosmos, the Torodial Energy Field and its relationship with sexuality. We discuss the profound energetic difference between having ‘adrenalin-sex’ and sex that involves the ‘implosive orgasm’ – and more.

It’s going to be a very rich, juicy, and thought-womb-consciousness provoking episode, inspired my reading of Naomi Wolf’s ” Vagina: A New Biography “. Highly recommended reading!

You can listen to this 2-hour special episode LIVE at www.wgtrlive.com – airing at 4 pm, Central US-CST/Chicago time zone on the 26th of May.

The show will also be available for on-demand listening within a few days’ time.

Blessings to All! I hope many of you tune in for what promises to be the most exciting episode thus far on The Dark Mother’s Children!

PROFILES:

KATHARINE KRUEGER trains women to lead Coming of Age Circles for girls. The mission of her community, Journey of Young Women, is to empower girls on their journey toward womanhood with mentorship and rites of passage. In Coming of Age Circles, girls learn to take responsibility for their physical, emotional, social, spiritual and sexual well-being. This work is transformative for the girls, their families and the mentors. Katharine is also a mechanical engineer, qualified facilitator, Waldorf-inspired educator, former Director of a Zen Sunday School, and the parent of two young adults. She is on Facebook at Journey Of Young Women and Occupy Menstruation. Learn more athttp://journeyofyoungwomen.org

PRIESTESS KERRI RYAN, MA is a woman of Goddess, teaching and sharing on sacred sexuality, the Goddess and the sacred feminine. Her intention is to invoke the goddess back into women’s lives and to awaken their authentic sexual nature in order to know themselves as divine. She is an international workshop facilitator / speaker / writer and author, as well a qualified kundalini dance facilitator teaching through the medium of dance how to awaken and utilise kundalini and shakti energy. She was initiated as a Priestess of the Goddess in 2007 with the Order of the Pomegranate Grove and holds the archetype of the sacred prostitute. She wrote her masters thesis on HIEROS GAMOS: Sacred Sexuality Ancient and Modern”. She lives on a fabulous rural property in northern New South Wales, Australia, where she runs workshops and private sessions for both women and men from her yurt temple space. She is currently completing a qualification in sexological bodywork, while trying to finish her first book on the channelled memories of a past lifetime as a priestess, entitled “Mandipa, Priestess of Ishtar”. Also head on over to her website atwww.goddessofsacredsex.com – She’s also on FB at Goddess of Sacred Sex.

MARIE DE KOCK is a Reiki Master, Female Spirituality Coach and Author of “Heal your Feminine Essence: A Transformative Journey Within: For Women who Wish to be Free. Link: www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Feminine-Essence-Tran…/…/B00U7WZ31M – You can also find her on FB at Heal Your Feminine Essence

PRIESTESS BAIRAVEE BALASUBRAMANIAM PHD is a scholar-researcher, Goddess worshiper, motivational speaker, intuitive astrologer, author and poetess. She sees the Movement of Spirit in every waking moment, every form, every Chapter in this Divine Dance of Life and Existence. She runs several Facebook pages devoted to the Rising Consciousness of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine and writes extensively on her www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com . As a “Priestess with a PhD,” Bairavee weaves her intuitive knowledge-through-gnosis, along with her academic commitment to in depth-research and analytical rigour together. Seeing spirituality as ‘not just something you do for a few minutes a day’ or ‘not just what is written in texts’, she explores the intersections between the spiritual, social, political, ritual, cultural and transcendental. Some of her topics of interest are: the breaking of spiritual stereotypes, the difference between the text and embodiment of spiritual understanding, the notion of ‘cultural appropriation’ and the challenges of cross-cultural interpretation of spiritual insights—and—living, speaking, writing and embodying ‘The Path of the Dark Goddess’.

Vanakam, Namaste and Blessings to Everyone Across The Globe,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
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Founder-Admin of The Goddess, The Serpent and The Sea: Building Pathways of Light; The Dark Mother’s Children; Honoring The Dark Mother: A Temple-Space; I AM Rising: The Goddess Awakens; Aanmavin Kural: The Voice of The Soul E-Magazine; Shiva, My Love and Astrology with Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD