Hello lovely ones and I hope you had a good New Moon and are enjoying the start of Leo season.
As you may have gathered by now this isn't one of my usual Soulstrology posts.
I guess this is the start of me writing and sharing in a different way, plus there are some important updates on my services (which won't affect all of you but will definitely impact upon some of you) as a result of all the life changes I am going through.
As some of you who follow me on Instagram may know, a month ago today I married the most incredible, kind, smart, handsome man who I know without a doubt is my partner in life and love.
It's kind of bonkers (as we say in England!) when you consider that a year ago we had yet to go on our first date!
Our relationship and my own personal journey of alchemy with love cannot possibly be covered in a blog, or even several blogs, but I am sure I will write more on it soon....for now I will just say that I am SO happy...
However as we all know life is full of ups and downs, ebbs and flows, blessings and challenges.
Around the time of our wedding my beloved Dad, who has been seriously ill for over a decade, took a turn for the worse.
He'd had many bad turns over the last decade and my family had gone through many scares of losing him.
At first I thought this incident was more of the same as he seemed to get a little better.
However, around the Capricorn Full Moon (my Dad was a Capricorn) his condition deteriorated rapidly and he passed away last weekend.
So it was with sadness but so much love that my new husband and I flew to London and I said goodbye to my beloved Dad last week.
My Dad and I had a particularly close bond.
I was lucky to be doted on by him and to dote on him in equal measure.
He was one of my biggest spiritual influences as my first meditation teacher (aged ten) and my first (and forever) spiritual guide.
I hope that I am part of his legacy and do him justice with the work I now do which is undoubtedly my soul's purpose.
I'm so grateful that he and my wonderful husband got to meet, and despite my human sadness I am so relieved that my Dad is no longer suffering as a prisoner to a body that was betraying him and that he has peace and his soul has gone some place way better.
People often ask whether I can see death in a chart and it is a question that I am very wary at answering.
The answer is yes you can see the energies of death (but remember transformation is death of sorts and equally physical death is the ultimate transformation) but as you all know by now with Soulstrology, nothing can be 'predicted' per se.
However I could see the strong possibility of his passing due to transits in both our charts.
This was accompanied by a very strong intuitive feeling for the last few years that in spite of his ill health my Dad was holding on until I was happily married and he knew I was on the right path in all areas.
So whilst it was of course deeply upsetting (you are never prepared for these things no matter how many years you have been in preparation) to me it was no coincidence that my Dad took such a turn for the worse at the Capricorn Full Moon or that he passed on a few weeks after my marriage.
Last week at his funeral I read this poem as part of my speech and I truly feel that my Dad will forever be with me and all who he loved and who might need him (and I hope that in some small way these words can be of comfort to others who are experiencing bereavement)
I am looking forward to connecting with him in another way - through my dreams, my meditations, and signs and synchronicities from the universe.
I will no doubt feel the human loss of my Dad for the rest of my time on this earth plane but in truth I have been grieving him since he nearly passed a decade ago.
This was the final goodbye.
Although I cried many tears in the days of his passing and at his funeral I now find myself at peace and my heart is overflowing with love and gratitude.
To have my wonderful new husband (who shares the same pure, gently spirit as my Dad) by my side during this time and to be be embarking upon one of the biggest chapters of my life with our marriage, reminded me of the beautiful cycle of this human existence of endings and beginnings, deaths and rebirths and that love never dies.
It is indeed a new dawn.
Last year (before I met my husband or he was even on the radar) I realized that I wanted to make some big changes both personally and professionally.
I knew it wouldn't happen overnight but I started to plant the seeds both in my consciousness and on the physical plane.
For a couple of years I had been quietly working away, with a packed client schedule, more often than not working six days a week with up to five sessions a day - reiki, sound healing, astrology, coaching and mentoring.
I also had a small email list of people whom I would email old school style with a BCC email with my Soulstrology updates.
I loved helping people but it left very little time for a personal life or for me to play and explore my own creativity and self-expression.
I knew I had to make changes.
I knew I had to give myself space to continue this ongoing process of alchemy that is life and to become the next version of myself.
I also knew I wanted to share with a wider audience and help more people.
I started a proper website, committed to regular blogs, social media posts and put myself out there a whole lot more than was comfortable.
This year I knew that my life was changing beyond all recognition, that I was embarking upon a whole new chapter, that my priorities were shifting and that a season of life was coming to an end.
I knew that I couldn't continue to do everything and that something had to give.
I also knew I either had to be proactive or the universe would do it for me.
Jump, or get pushed.
That was the message I received from the universe, loud and clear.
In fact, I am now leaping with joy into this new chapter with my Dad's serene smile ever present in my mind's eye and my husband and biggest cheerleader supporting me.
So, as of 1st September I am saying goodbye to my glorious little miracle making abode of the last few years which has been the source of healing and light for so many people (including myself!) and birthed my first New and Full Moon circles and Soulstrology Soundbaths.
As a result I will no longer be providing regular in person Reiki, Astrology, Coaching or Mentoring sessions.
If you want to squeeze in to see me in person before September 1 then please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a session via my assistant.
I have a few current in person mentees whom I fully intend to continue with for as long as they need me.
My mentees who I look after by Skype and telephone will also be accommodated by me in person if/when they come to Los Angeles.
But as of 1st September anyone wanting a reading or coaching can still enjoy a session with me but only via Skype or telephone.
My Reiki energy will flow at all the events I do (Soundbaths, workshops, Moon circles and more) and into everything I am creating.
I may also do the occasional day of Reiki and/or Soundbaths (when I give Reiki or sound healing I actually receive it hence why I love giving those sessions!) at another venue but such days will be very few and far between.
I am going to be serving for just a few days a week (as opposed to nearly the entire week!) and the rest of the time I am going to be living, loving, playing and creating a whole lot more.
I truly feel all of this is going to serve me and others as I am able to share in a whole different way.
As you may be able to tell despite the emotional rollercoaster of the last month I am beyond excited, happy and grateful about the future.
And as I type this I can feel my Dad's loving energy around me....
Signing off for now with so much love and gratitude but expect to hear more from me in the Fall (and Soulstrology updates will continue as normal!)