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Welcome to Alchemy With Ambi

Filtering by Tag: cancer season

July 2017: Courage, dear heart.

Ambi Sitham

Hello lovely ones and welcome to July 2017!

With the Sun in watery emotional Cancer for most of July the cosmos will be encouraging each of us to feel all the feels this month.

Feeling (and I mean truly feeling) all the feels can be challenging.

It's great to feel all the feels when everything is peachy perfect but not so much when life is more full of thorns than roses.

But feeling is healing.

And feeling allows us to truly heal.

When we heal and release that which does not serve us we create space to receive what we both desire and deserve.

Truly feeling is therefore one of the most powerful methods of alchemy.

But it takes courage to truly allow ourselves to feel the full spectrum of our emotions and to process them.

In Cancer season we must be wary of either withdrawing into our shells, drowning in our emotions, or scuttling from side to side and never really facing what we need to.

Instead we need to be courageous and trust that by honouring our feelings we can use them as not only as a catalyst for alchemy but also as a guide or map of sorts.

If you haven't already read the New Moon Cancer blog then I suggest you do so as it gives some tips as to how best to deal with low vibrational and/or
'negative' feelings and to understand the desires which often lie beneath these emotions.

Whatever your emotional status is this month (and for many it may well be fantastic!) listen carefully to your feelings as they echo the whisper of your soul so if you honour them you can be guided to the next stage of your journey.

It takes courage to feel, to listen, and to act.

This month we all must be bold and do all of the above in order to benefit from the cosmos.

The key cosmic dates for your diary are below and as usual I will post detailed blogs for the New and Full Moon.

Members can expect detailed weekly posts on all the other planetary transits.

July 2nd: Mars (in Cancer) opposes Pluto (in Capricorn) tense aspect, can lead to conflict and/or constructive change.

July 4th: Mercury (in Cancer) square Uranus (in Aries) intense for communication, can be productive

July 5th: Sun (in Cancer) trines Neptune (in Pisces) dreamy, romantic aspect.

July 5th: Sun (in Cancer) squares Jupiter (in Libra) powerful aspect for relationships

July 7th: Mercury (in Leo) sextiles Venus (in Gemini) positive for creativity and romance

July 8th: Full moon in Capricorn (will write post a blog on this)

July 10th: Sun (in Cancer) opposes Pluto (in Capricorn) intense aspect, watch out for power struggles, can also be powerfully productive

July 14th: Mercury (in Leo) sextiles Jupiter (in Libra) positive for creativity and romance

July 17th: Venus (in Gemini) squares Neptune (in Pisces) powerful aspect for creativity, contracts and romance

July 17th: Mars (in Cancer) squares Uranus (in Aries) powerful aspect, can lead to sudden change, watch for conflict

July 19-20th: Mercury (in Leo) trines Saturn (in Sagittarius) positive, flowing, harmonious aspect for creativity

July 23rd: New Moon in Leo (will post a blog on this)

July 24th: Venus (in Gemini) opposes Saturn (in Sagittarius) intense aspect for love and finances, can have a productive outcome

July 24th: Mercury retrograde shadow begins!

July 26th: Sun (in Leo) conjuncts Mercury (in Leo) powerful aspect for creativity, communication, self expression and romantic discussions

July 30th: Venus (in Gemini) sextiles Uranus (in Aries) positive aspect can lead to productive change

I am wishing you all a wonderful month of courage, clarity and cosmic rewards.

Love,

Ambi x

Member Blog: Soulstrology Zodiac guide to Cancer season and Summer Soulstice

Ambi Sitham

Unfiltered magic at Lummi Island May 2016

Unfiltered magic at Lummi Island May 2016

Hello lovely ones and happy Monday!

In cosmic news it's almost the end of airy Gemini season and the start of Cancer season.

This Wednesday June 21st is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, with the most light, which officially marks the start of Summer.

The Solstice, or SOULSTICE as I like to call it, is a wonderful time for us to connect to the energetic light available and infuse that into our lives.

I suggest a simple ritual to connect to the energies of the Soulstice.

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New Moon in Cancer July 2016: Independence Day of the heart

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Happy New moon in Cancer and happy fourth of July! It's unusual (and astrologically quite fascinating when you consider the upcoming election) for there to be a new moon on the solar return (aka birthday) of the USA.. I suspect that this is going to be a very significant year ahead for the USA and just hope that it is a positive one for both my adopted country and the world at large....as the motto goes: In G-d we trust.

Moving onto the specifics of this new moon and how  Soulstrology says we can best work with the energies.

Cancer in the natural zodiac is the ruler of the 4th house of the home, our family, our childhood and our roots. This is about where we came from - both in terms of our heritage in this lifetime and our soul's progression over several different lifetimes - all of which makes us who we are now.

The 4th house is about the private, domestic us - who we are at home, with those who know us the best, as opposed to the 10th house - the public us and our public profile/status.

Cancer is ruled by the moon and is an emotional watery sign and just like the moon's cycle changes causing an ebb and flow in the ocean's waves, Cancerians are prone to lots of fluctuations in their lives and many of these are based upon or a result of the deep emotions they feel.

The light of Cancer is their heart. Their love, caring and compassion. It is hard to find a more nurturing, loving sign in the zodiac (although Pisces is probably on a par). Cancerians are deeply loyal, maternal (regardless of gender) and find great joy in domestic matters and home life. They are deeply intuitive and this alongside their nurturing, sensitive nature makes them not only wonderful friends, family or colleagues, but also great counselors and/or therapists.

In true yin and yang style there is a shadow that can be cast from Cancer's light filled heart. They feel too much, love too much, can drown in an ocean of emotions. They can be so nostalgic that they live in the past making it difficult for them to enjoy the present and indeed to create the future they deserve. Rather like the crab they can take a long time to get to where they need or want to as they crawl sideways rather than march straight ahead.

They are easily hurt and offended and retreat into their shells if life dares upset their delicate emotional balance. As much as they are loving partners, friends or family members they also have a tendency for co-dependency.

For all of us the Cancer ruled part of our natal chart is one in which we will experience deep emotions and a degree of fluctuation. It is where we can be nostalgic to the point of holding ourselves hostage to the past. And it is a life area where we must be mindful of co-dependency. Nonetheless it is also a part of our lives where we can experience deep emotional connections and nurturing. Home is where the heart is. Where you have Cancer in your natal chart is where you will find the life areas that make you feel 'at home' and where you will find 'family' other than family of your blood origin.

For all of us, regardless of where we have Cancer in our natal charts, this lunar event is a great time to think about these natural zodiac Cancerian themes of family, home, our roots and the private, domestic us that only those closest to us get to see, and to perhaps set intentions for the next lunation with regards to these areas.

Back to the title of this blog and the specifics of this Cancerian new moon. The skies will see a cluster of planets in Cancer with the Sun and Moon joining Venus and Mercury.

This new moon makes a lovely supportive aspect to Neptune in watery Pisces, bringing in even more of that compassionate, emotional energy. There is also a positive aspect to the North Node of the moon (destiny) and Jupiter (luck and expansion through benevolence and spirituality).

With Venus in Cancer, Mars in Scorpio (finally direct but moving very slowly) and Chiron in Pisces there is what is known as a grand water trine forming in the heavens.

But then we have lord of death and rebirth, Pluto in Capricorn, opposing this new moon. Yikes.

What all the above means for us earthlings is that this new moon is very emotionally intense. There is no way for any of us to escape the emo intensity. This doesn't mean bad intense. As usual it all depends on exactly how this new moon fits in with your unique natal chart and the other astrological transits you are experiencing as well as where you are spiritually. We may just feel such an overflowing of love and compassion and as though our hearts may burst, but in a good way.

However, if there are shadows lurking underneath the surface, if there are wounds we have tried to sweep into the shadows that need to be felt, healed and purged, then you can be sure that Pluto will force those to come to the surface.

Which takes me nicely back to the title of this blog post. Yes it is America's birthday and Independence Day at this new moon, but if we want it to, and if we are prepared to do the work, then it is Independence Day for our hearts and as a result for our lives.

We are often so scared of feeling everything that comes up and particularly intense emotions. We try to suppress seemingly 'negative' feelings because we may think it isn't 'spiritual' to have darker/shadow feelings or that those feelings make us less of a 'good' person.

Sometimes we may even just not want to delve into the depth of our feelings, scared that we will unleash a tsunami that we will drown in. We may distract ourselves with all types of 'crutches' and differing ostrich syndrome tactics in order to avoid the inevitable; what we are truly feeling.

It is only when we allow ourselves to feel ALL that comes up - to sit with it, not judge it, to just allow it to be, that we can truly heal our hearts and let love - self love and universal love - be the motivating factor in our lives.

It is only by feeling and healing that we can tap into this endless flow of love that is the source of all that is good and abundant in this world. Then we connect to heart centered living, our intuition sharpens and we find ourselves experiencing beautiful synchronicity and flow as we are living in alignment with our true selves and the universe.

This is where magic and miracles happen as the norm, rather than an exception.

But to get there we need to feel and we need to heal. We need to be brutally honest with ourselves even if feeling what comes up is ugly and even bloody.

By feeling, healing and just being we naturally flow into the 'doing' that so many of us chase after. The biggest blocks to manifesting are energetic blocks that are ultimately feelings that have not been processed.

This new moon I encourage you all to think less about what is on your manifesting list and just allow yourself to be.

Allow yourself to feel all the feels, and where needed, to heal and purge, allowing the emotions of love and faith to return to their rightful place and have full reign over your life.

Then, just sit back and allow the magic to happen.

I wish you all a happy new moon and a happy Independence Day of your heart.

May we all continue to heal ourselves, live our best lives and in doing so help raise the vibration of our beloved world.

Love

Ambi x

 

July 2016: A return to love

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Hello lovely ones and happy July 1st! What an intense, emotional whirlwind the last few weeks have been, both on the global stage and for so many on a personal level.

I have debated long and hard about whether I wanted to write in depth about recent political matters and have decided not to at this juncture...

Instead, I feel it is important to focus on each of us and how we can work with the energies at play this month for our highest good and ultimately the greater good of all. So moving on to this month of July...

Let's start with the good news which is that Mars has finally stationed direct! The fiery red planet stopped his retrograde dance at 23 degrees of Scorpio and will now move forward in Scorpio and then back into Sagittarius. Even though the retrograde period is officially over Mars is still in his shadow retrograde retracing his steps.

By August 23rd he will be back a 9 degrees of Sagittarius - which is the position his retrograde started in - and we can expect matters that have been sluggish since April (likely to be in the Scorpio and Sagittarius ruled parts of our charts) to pick up pace now and by the end of August to be in full flow once again.

I have to say I am not a fan of Mars retrograde periods and am very glad that they only occur every couple of years.

As my ruling elements are fire and earth I actually embrace working hard, being practical and reaping the rewards of my efforts.

I dislike the lackluster energetic shift and actually find that there is more conflict in the world when people are more passive aggressive rather than direct with their anger issues which ultimately leads them to explode! Eeek!

For each of you as Mars picks up pace you will hopefully start to feel the energetic shift in the part of your chart that is ruled by Sagittarius and Scorpio. As many of you know I enjoy working with exact degrees so if you can check out your chart online and see what has 9 degrees of Sag - 23 degrees of Scorpio to see where mighty Mars will be back in full flow.

Also you can read my Instagram post which has a sign by sign guide to the impact of Mars going direct which also takes into account your solar chart (namely the chart which applies to each of the zodiac sun signs which each have their own solar chart as well as their unique natal chart).

Back to this month and the title of this blog post.

With the sun in watery, emotional Cancer for the majority of the month and indeed a beautiful new moon on July 4th in Cancer making a lovely aspect to dreamy, romantic Neptune in equally dreamy Pisces, this month has a much softer, more feminine, emotional energy.

It's a welcome break from Gemini season which had a more frenetic left brained, jittery feel to it.

Now many planets will cluster together in the Cancer part of the zodiac making for a much more right brained and heart centered time.

In perfect divine timing too because post certain political events, (alright, I will name the elephant in the room - post Brexit!) and with the US election creeping up, there has been so much debate with point scoring, arguing and debating and even friends falling out over their differing political opinions.

The thing is that Cancer season has returned with a timely reminder that ultimately we (largely) all want the same things. For us and our loved ones to be safe, happy, healthy, loved and thriving.

Of course there are some people none of us can ever find common ground with and/or who are just spoiling for a fight/like to troll and I think these people are best avoided and/or blocked - both online, and in real life.

But as for the rest of us, sometimes we just need to learn to respectfully agree to disagree and to stop trying to intellectually point score and 'win' our debates and instead to focus on what unites us rather than what separates us.

Cancer in the natural zodiac is the ruler of the 4th house of the home, family, our roots and our childhood - the private, domestic us. The deepest part of our soul's roots can be found by exploring the planets on the 4th house in our natal charts. Cancer goes deep.

It's a time for us all to delve into our hearts and love, to look around us and embrace those we consider our family - our blood relatives and our 'framily'. It's a time to get in touch with our emotions and embrace them fully (being mindful of the Cancerian shadow which is to get swept up in emotions and sometimes drown in them).

This is the time to allow ourselves to feel all that is coming up for us and not label it 'bad' or attempt to distance ourselves from 'negative' emotions in an attempt to be more spiritual or 'good'.

Feeling is healing and all of our emotions have an important role and necessary place in our lives and it is important that we allow ourselves to feel what comes up, to honor all of our feelings, ultimately to connect more deeply with our heart.

When we think of our home, family and our loved ones (all Cancer zodiac themes) we can all feel very sentimental, protective and fiercely loving.

If each person could work with their feelings and process them to connect to their heart center and the ultimate realization that the world (including all cultures, races, religions) is our family and home, well - then world peace will no longer be a pie in the sky idea.

One day it will happen, of that I am sure.

Other key dates for July (I will post about these on Instagram, Facebook and in blog posts here)

New moon in Cancer: 4th July

Annual Sun/Pluto opposition: 7th July

Full moon in Capricorn Tuesday 19th July

Sun moves into fiery Leo 22nd July

Uranus goes retrograde 29th July

Sending you all extra love and cosmic juju for a wonderful July

Ambi x