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Goldfaden MD

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy Sunday!

As many of you will know we are now partnering with some amazing brands on the podcast which is helping facilitate more episodes of the podcast to you lovely listeners.

What an honor it is to be partnering with brands whose values we share and whose products we love!

Step in Goldfaden MD, the first dermatologist developed, naturally inspired skincare brand.

This skincare line was launched by Dr Gary Goldfaden, who has been a dermatologist for over 40 years and has a passion for skincare, wellness and a healthy lifestyle.

His products are plant based, vegetarian and cruelty free and he uses a ton of fabulous ingredients which are truly effective but not harsh on your skin.

As we slowly transition into Fall I tend to find I need to switch up my skincare routine to suit the changing seasons and different climate.

I am particularly loving the detox clarifying facewash (it gives my face and pores a proper deep clean and the lactic and glycolic acids leaving me looking fresh faced), the Doctor’s Scrub (hello ruby crystal exfoliation) and the Skin balancing mask for a pick me up.

I am also obsessed with the fleuressence native botanical cell oil which I use as an overnight treatment mixed with my moisturizer, I have switched this up with the Wake up Call which is another overnight regenerative treatment and its resulted in me waking up with a nice glow (my husband actually commented on it the other morning!)

The bright eyes solution has done wonders for the dark circles which formed around my eyes after the last few weeks of a hectic move and an insane work load which meant less sleep and added stress.

Speaking of stress… don’t even get me started on needle-less which just as the name suggests is a needle free solution for smoothing away frown lines (which I may have formed when moving, because as happy as I am that we moved, moving is sooo stressful) and helped create a smooth, calm visage.

There is something about your face looking less frowny (is that a word?!) and more serene that makes you feel calmer. Sometimes the outside really does help the inside!

I can’t rave about Goldfaden MD products enough and for someone with sensitive, problem and ageing skin I can say that I have seen a marked improvement in the texture and appearance of my skin (and less breakouts) since I have been using their products.

If you want to try out any of their products then you can use the code Ambi20 to get 20% off your order and let me know which of their products you love most!

Enjoy!

Love,

Ambi x

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June 2017: Go for it!

Ambi Sitham

Hello lovely ones and welcome to June 2017!

This month the cosmos offers us jewels, but in order to retrieve these jewels we need to take action.

As many of you will know the Soulstrology theme for the Gemini New Moon last week was ‘going for gold’ and each of us pursuing our highest ambitions.

The theme continues in June with the cosmos asking each of us to really hone in on what it is that we want and then pursuing it with enthusiasm.

In other words, just going for it!

With both Mercury and Venus finally out of retroshade and with cosmic giant Jupiter going direct this month, we have the support of the zodiac to take action without any muddling retrograde mix ups.

Each of us has unique dreams and ambitions.

As we change, so too will our goals.

But sometimes we keep our most cherished hopes, wishes and dreams stifled within.

We may talk about or reflect upon them from time to time, but we don’t actually take steps to manifest them.

We may feel that they are unrealistic, or even impossible.

As a result these unfulfilled dreams lie dormant inside of us, where they are neither dead nor alive.

The pain of this can burn a hole in our hearts and souls leaving us feeling unfulfilled and a sense of unease and wondering, ‘What if?’

It doesn’t have to be this way.

But dreams don’t come true unless we do something.

Soulstrology says that this month we need to go within and connect once more to our dormant dreams.

And then we need to take action, even a teeny tiny step, to help co-create our dreams with the cosmos.

There are of course no guarantees in life.

The future is promised to no-one.

We don’t always get what we want and not every dream is our destiny.

Nonetheless, we know that fortune favors the bold.

The truth is not every goal or dream will manifest.

But you won’t know until you try.

Get quiet this month.

Use the power of Mercury (the ruler of this next lunation) to think about your deepest dreams.

Journal and get clarity on the steps you need to take to create the opening for the jewels that June can bring.

Go for it!

As usual I will write blogs about the new and full moons.

In the meantime, here are the key cosmic dates for your diary.

June 1: Venus in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius - positive, harmonious aspect for love, finances, commitment

June 3: Venus in Aries conjunct Uranus in Aries - positive aspect, focus on love and finances, could involve sudden change

June 3: Sun in Gemini trines Jupiter in Libra - positive harmonious aspect for communication, partnerships of all sorts

June 4: Sun in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces - tough but ultimately productive aspect, a reality check.

June 5: Mars moves into Cancer

June 9: Full Moon Sagittarius (will write detailed blog on this)

June 9: Jupiter goes direct

June 15: Sun (in Gemini) opposes Saturn in Sagittarius - tense, tough aspect but ultimately productive

June 16: Neptune goes retrograde (annual event)

June 18: Mercury in Gemini opposes Saturn in Sagittarius - tough aspect, be mindful around communication

June 20: Venus in Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces - positive aspect, romantic and creative

June 21: Cancer season starts with the Sun moving into Cancer

June 21: Sun in Cancer conjunct Mercury in Cancer - emotional aspect for mind and communication

June 23: New Moon in Cancer

June 24: Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn -positive harmonious aspect for love and finances

June 25: Mars in Cancer square Jupiter in Libra - tough aspect but used constructively can be positive

June 26: Mars in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces -positive aspect for movement in creative endeavors

June 27: Mercury in Cancer squares Jupiter in Libra - strong aspect, used constructively can be powerful for communication around partnerships of all sorts

June 27: Mercury in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces - positive aspect for creativity and matters of the heart

June 28: Mercury in Cancer conjuncts Mars in Cancer - tense aspect, watch out for emotional conversations and passive aggressive communications which lead to arguments

June 29: Mercury in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn – tense, emotional aspect, watch out for conflict around communication and power struggles.

May we all have the courage to take action upon our deepest desires and may these efforts be rewarded.

I am wishing you all a glorious, jewel filled month.

Love,

Ambi x

May 2017: Muddled Magic

Ambi Sitham

Hello lovely ones and welcome to May 2017!

In May the cosmos offers a muddled, yet magical mix of energies.

The retrograde theme continues with Mercury in the final stages of his retrograde, Venus dancing through her post retrograde shadow, and Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto continuing their annual retrogrades.

Despite the retro backdrop this month ought to have a noticeably less cosmic clustering feel, and is laden with opportunities for magic and miracles.

With both Mercury (our minds, communication, travel, contracts) and Venus (love, abundance, balance, socializing, peace) retracing their steps through the zodiac, expect matters which occurred during these retrogrades to come back under the cosmic spotlight.

In some cases situations will unravel, in others they will come to fruition.

Either way there will be an element of closure or completion, and magic.

Sometimes our blessings and gifts from the universe are obvious and immediate.

Sometimes they are hidden and take time to reveal themselves and manifest on the physical plane.

Either way, our consciousness determines what we experience.

As the saying goes, those who do not believe in magic will never find it.

Soulstrology says that regardless of how things may appear, this month we must first trust that there is magic amidst any mayhem, in order to tap into the miracles which are unfolding (even if we do not receive them right away).

Life can be tricky. It is full of ups and downs, curve balls and detours.

The only think we can control is our consciousness, which determines our reaction, which in turn determines our experience which determines our fate.

Choose to believe in magic and you will see miracles, this month and beyond.

I will write detailed blogs on the new and full moons.

In the meantime below are the key cosmic dates for your diary.

May 3rd: Mercury stations direct at 24 degrees of Aries (*note Mercury is often at his most mischievous when he stations retrograde and/or direct and the days just before or after!*)

May 9th: Sun in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn (positive, powerful aspect)

May 10th: Full Moon in Scorpio (will post detailed blog on this)

May 11th: Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces (powerful, transformative aspect)

May 12th: Mercury conjunct Uranus in Aries (powerful, potentially explosive element)

May 18th: Venus ends her retroshadow at 13 degrees of Aries. Venus retrograde 2017 is officially over!

May 19th: Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries (powerful aspect for creating lasting change)

May 19th: Venus in Aries opposes Jupiter in Libra (powerfully positive aspect for love, relationships and abundance)

May 21st: Mercury ends retrograde shadow at 4 degrees Taurus.

May 25th: New Moon in Gemini (will post detailed blog on this)

May 29th: Mars in Gemini opposes Saturn in Sagittarius (tough aspect to force change, can be explosive, can also be positive)

May 31st: Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn (powerful creative aspect)

May we all mindfully navigate any mayhem in order to tap into magic and miracles.

I am wishing you all a wonderful month.

Love

Ambi x

March 2017: Value yourself to spring forward

Ambi Sitham

Hello lovely ones and welcome to March 2017!

It seems like just yesterday that I was writing the February cosmic update talking about how 2017 was about to pick up pace and suddenly….whoosh…February is over and March is here!

Although the eclipses were last month we are very much still in eclipse season.

Soulstrology explains that eclipses are sometimes not felt at the exact time they take place and often it is a month later at the next full or new moon that the eclipses changes are triggered.

If you did not feel the impact of the eclipses in February it may well be that March brings the changes that can help usher you into a new chapter and season of life…

As you will recall the solar eclipse just a few days ago was in Pisces and is the finale of the Pisces/Virgo set of eclipses which started in March 2015.

Now just days later on March 4th, Venus (governing love, beauty, abundance and importantly, values) goes retrograde, at first in Aries and then in Pisces.

The cosmic synchronicity is truly a gift from the heavens.

Here we are with the sun in Pisces (ruling the 12th house in the natural zodiac) ending one astrological year and in just over three weeks the new astrological year begins with the sun moving into Aries at the Spring Equinox on March 20th.

At a time when each of us (regardless of our zodiac sign) is going through the grand finale of a big shift in the Pisces ruled part of our unique charts/lives and the cosmic spotlight is soon to be on the Aries ruled part of our unique charts/lives, Venus decides she is going to do a backwards dance and force us to reflect on our values in relation to the Pisces and Aries ruled areas of lives in both our unique natal charts and the natural zodiac.

Our value system and how we value ourselves (therefore our self esteem/self love) are the seeds of consciousness for almost everything we experience in life.

When we do not live in alignment with our true values, we are not aligned with our souls and therefore our lives will be out of sync and we will experience chaos.

When we do not truly value ourselves we cannot be truly valued by others.

Our love lives are a reflection of how much we love and value ourselves.

Our financial affairs are a reflection of how much we love and value ourselves.

We cannot life a life of true value unless we truly know our values.

Not society’s values, our families values or our peer group’s values but our unique values.

Fundamentally we cannot truly live a life of value and have our value reflected back to us by the universe unless we truly value ourselves and our values.

As we journey through the end of the astrological year and prepare to start a new one and embrace the sweet new beginnings of Spring and a new season of our lives, we must harness the energies of this Venus retrograde to delve deep into our values.

I will write more about Venus retrograde soon but in the meantime here are the main cosmic dates for your diary this month.

March 1st: Sun in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces (dreamy, creative, romantic but also potential for deception/illusion)

March 2nd: Jupiter in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries (tense aspect but ultimately can have positive outcome)

March 4th: Venus goes retrograde in Aries (will post on this)

March 5th: Mars in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius (positive aspect for lasting action)

March 12th: Full Moon in Virgo (will write a separate blog on this)

March 17th: Sun in Pisces squares Saturn in Sagittarius (tense aspect but can have positive outcome)

March 18th: Mercury in Aries conjunct Venus in Aries (creative, romantic aspect, look out for communications around this time)

March 24th: Mercury in Aries opposes Jupiter in Libra (tense aspect around communications in relationships of all sorts but can have positive outcome)

March 25th: Sun in Aries conjunct Venus in Aries (positive aspect)

March 27th: New Moon in Aries (will post a separate blog on this)

March 30th: Jupiter in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn (tense but positive aspect).

 

For now I am wishing you all a marvelous start to March.

May we both value ourselves and others and live a life of value and valor, this month and beyond.

Love

Ambi x

February 2017 Leo Lunar Eclipse Soulstrology Scopes

Ambi Sitham

*Read both your sun and rising sign*

ARIES

The cosmic spotlight is on your 5th and 11th houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your 5th house.

This eclipse is the perfect cosmic window to purge and heal all wounds in relation to matters of the heart.

It’s also time to heal any sadness around children whether that is your own (or your desire to have your own), the children of the world, or your inner child.

Let go of any blocks and barriers that stop you from having FUN, pursuing your hobbies, enjoying down time and embracing your inner child and expressing yourself creatively, just for the pure pleasure of creating.

The eclipse also asks you to look at your 11th house in which the sun is shining and to consideryour friendships/your tribe and your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.

Do your friendships and tribe support/serve the manifestation of your hopes, wishes and dreams?

It is said that we are the sum total of the five people we spend the most time with.

If you are feeling stuck in the pursuit of your most cherished goals then Soulstrology says you need to ask yourself if your friendships are truly aligned with your higher self and serving your highest good.

Find a balance between embracing your unique voice and creativity as well as being part of group endeavors.

Aim for balance between your romantic life and friendships. Check how the scales are tilted and adjust them where necessary.

Having solid friendships/an active social life and a thriving love life are not mutually exclusive goals!

The next two years will see many of your most cherished hopes, wishes and dreams coming true and big positive changes in your love life but you need to make space for those blessings.

Use this lunar eclipse to release and reset and pave the cosmic path for you to receive.

 

TAURUS

The cosmic spotlight is on your 4th and 10th houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your 4th house.

The cosmos is stirring up big changes which will require a balancing of the scales between your home life and your career ambitions.

With this lunar eclipse falling in your 4th house of home and family it is time to ask yourself if you are truly happy with your home and if not to make changes (move if necessary!)

This 4th house also refers to our childhood and the family we were born into as well as the family we will have. Do you need to let go of attachments or wounds from your childhood that may be blocking you in having your own domestic bliss?

Are your career ambitions and desire for success in some way infringing upon your home and family life (or desire for a family life?)

Soulstrology says that we can have it all in a soulful, balanced, healthy way.

We can be ambitious and pursue our passions and enjoy success whilst also enjoying a private life, family and domesticity.

Use this lunar eclipse to release any wounds, blocks or barriers around your home, family and childhood.

Aim to find balance between your public self and your private life.

Purge and release that which doesn’t serve you so you can enjoy the domestic bliss that the cosmos is setting up for you.

 

GEMINI

The cosmic spotlight is on your 3rd and 9th houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your 3rd house of your mind and voice.

The next two years are a fated time for you in terms of all projects that relate to your voice and how you communicate.

This can range from your actual voice (performing, singing, podcasts, lecturing) to books, blogging, an app or a show that you are producing.

Use this cosmic window to heal and release any blocks and barriers around your voice and communication, including any related projects.

Allow the moon to shine the cosmic spotlight on your mind and its inner workings.

It is said that at any given point our minds are either or greatest allies or our greatest foes.

Ask yourself if your mind is your friend, or frenemy?

Soulstrology says that you need to embrace the qualities of the 9th house (where the sun is shining at this eclipse) in relation to your mind and thought processes as well as your voice.

As well as healing any negative thought and communication patterns try and embrace a more spiritual, measured approach in how you think and speak.

Aim to dig deep and to learn more about the subjects you wish to express your ‘voice’ in, whatever format that takes.

Soulstrology says that the degree to which you can slow down and go deep with your mind and voice is the degree to which you will receive cosmic rewards which may be as simple (and yet priceless) as peace of mind or projects relating to your mind/voice coming to fruition.

At this powerful cosmic window reset your mind, free yourself from mental slavery and emancipate your voice.

 

CANCER

The cosmic spotlight is on your 2nd and 8th houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your 2nd house.

The cosmos is asking you to purge and release around your income, personal finances and your values, including your self esteem.

It is said that people can be funny about money. And not necessarily in a good way.

What is your relationship with money? Do you undervalue or overvalue the energy of money?

Because money is just that, energy. It is energy that allows us to obtain the things we desire.

It is energy that we receive according to how we value its purpose in our life and also how we value ourselves.

If we do not truly value ourselves, we cannot be valued and we cannot receive.

At this eclipse the sun is shining in your 8th house which relates to joint finances and projects and there is a rebalancing required here.

Whether it is joint bank accounts with a partner (marriage/romantic or professional) or finances that in some way conjoins you to another party (an investor or bank) it is time to balance the scales taking into account what and who you truly value, and ensuring that any such arrangements reflect both your value and values.

You are entering into a fated time over the next two years regarding your personal finances, possessions and your self esteem, all of which will receive a huge boost.

As always you need to make space to gracefully accept your dues.

Release, heal, purge and reset so you can receive your cosmic (and financial) rewards.

 

LEO

The cosmic spotlight is on your 1st and 7th houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your first house.

The next two years will see huge changes in both your personal identity and your closest relationships.

Many of you will see your personal identity transform as a result of your closest relationships, as you become part of a double act of sorts (whether that is romantic or professional).

For others disentangling yourself from a double act will be necessary to allow you to have a better relationship with yourself, which is arguably the most important relationship of all.

Soulstrology says that this lunar eclipse requires you to look within to understand the depths of your psyche better and its impact upon all your serious relationships.

Our wounds act as blocks and barriers to us having healthy close relationships of all sorts.

Use this cosmic window to explore old wounds and limiting beliefs.

Take a look at your current close relationships and those from the past. What patterns can you see? What is being repeated that reflects your relationship with yourself which impacts upon your relationship with others?

Nothing goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.

Take time at this lunar eclipse to heal, release and purge what does not serve you so that you can enjoy a better relationship with yourself.

Reset your relationship with yourself so that over the next two years you can flourish as a truly empowered individual.

In turn this will pave the path for better relationships with others.  It’s a win/win!

 

VIRGO

The cosmic spotlight is on your 12th and 6th houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your 12th house.

The 12th house is a deeply spiritual house and shows us where we have great spiritual potential but also how we can be our own worst enemy.

At this eclipse you need to look carefully at what is hidden or submerged (12th house themes) and how it can hinder, or worse, harm you.

What do you do without credit or what do you keep secret from others? What are the ways in which you come undone in life? How are you your own worst enemy and/or do you have frenemies that need purging from your life?

How does self sabotaging behavior perhaps prevent you from being your highest most spiritual self?

Over the next two years you will experience a push pull between the 12th house and 6th house matters such as your daily routine, workload, health and your mind/body/soul.

You may need periods of isolation and retreat and to place yourself in a protective bubble as such (all 12th house themes) so that you can manage your daily lifestyle and maintain good health and mind/body/soul alignment.

Your nature is to serve others but at this lunar eclipse you are required to release all the self sabotaging subconscious behaviors which stop you from truly serving yourself.

Soulstrology says that by facing your self saboteur demons and banishing them, embracing periods of isolation and retreat so you can recharge, the cosmos will reward you with a much better lifestyle,  good health and the all important mind/body/soul alignment.

 

LIBRA

The cosmic spotlight is on your 11th and 5th houses axis with the lunar eclipse falling in your 11th house.

Your friendships, associations and your tribe are being highlighted at this cosmic window as well as your goals and hopes for the future.

Ruled by Venus you modus operandi is that of a congenial social butterfly.

However at this eclipse the cosmos is asking you to take a good look at your friendships.

Does your tribe truly serve your vibe? And equally importantly, does your vibe truly serve your tribe?

Rather than fluttering like a butterfly from one group to another, the emphasis over the next two years is on finding your true soul tribe, the beings who are more than just part of a fun and frothy social life but who also enrich your soul growth.

Also in the lunar spotlight are your most cherished hopes and dreams for your future.

Now is the perfect time to review your progress in relation to these goals.

Release and purge any resentment, frustration or fears you may have and look within to see what may need healing and aligning so your dreams are able to manifest.

With the sun shining in your 5th house of love, fun and creativity Soulstrology says you must balance the scales between your love life and tribe time,  between your dreams for the future and your current enjoyment of the simple pleasures of life.

You are the sign of the scales and harmony. If you can truly release that which does not serve you and re-balance the scales in the two life areas highlighted, then this lunar event will pave the way for your most cherished hopes, wishes and dreams to come to fruition with both your tribe and beloved cheering you on.

 

SCORPIO

The cosmic spotlight is on your 10th and 4th houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your 10th house.

The 10th house or midheaven is the highest point of the natal chart and represents success, ambition, status and fame.

Soulstrology says that this house also represents our legacy in this lifetime which is essentially our soul’s purpose.

At this lunar eclipse the cosmos is asking you to be honest about what success truly means to you.

It asks you to align your earthly ambitions with your heart’s deepest desires.

It asks you to seek soulful success knowing that this is true success and the fulfillment of your soul’s legacy.

Over the next two years you are destined to make great leaps and bounds in your career and public image, however you need to create a vessel to receive these blessings.

Use the intensity of the eclipse to release any limiting beliefs and self sabotaging behaviors.

Ask the cosmos to release any blocks and barriers (energetic and physical) that may be preventing you from manifesting your worldly soulful ambitions.

With the sun shining in your 4th house you are also required to find the balance between the domestic, private you and the ambitious, public you.

The two personas can co-exist and you can enjoy both areas of life.

Meditate and ask your soul to lead the way in purging what does not serve you so you can receive what is yours both at home and out in the world.

 

SAGITTARIUS

The cosmic spotlight is on your 9th and 3rd houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your 9th house.

In the natural zodiac you are the ruler of this house, governing spirituality, philosophy, higher learning, travel (in the mind and in the physical realm), justice/legal matters and publishing.

With stern Saturn in your sign since 2014 and here until the end of the year you are still being tutored by the cosmic life coach.

As a result you may have felt stuck in some of your goals in areas which usually come so naturally to you.

Over the next two years your cosmic destiny is to make great strides in the life areas ruled by this house.

Soulstrology says you must identify and release any blocks or barriers which may be preventing you from manifesting in your cosmic domain.

With the sun shining in your 3rd house of your mind and communication you also need to take the soul temperature of your mind and voice at this eclipse.

Are you expressing yourself fully? Is your mind helping or hindering your ‘voice’ and your 9th house ambitions?

Purge, process, heal, release, balance and reset to make space for your natural cosmic gifts to shine.

 

CAPRICORN

The cosmic spotlight is on your 8th and 2nd houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your 8th house.

This house governs joint resources and finances, whether this is joint investments/projects, marital monies, debts, loans.

This house is also considered to be the house of transformation (and sex) as when we merge with another (whether financially or physically!) there is a degree of transformation and evolution involved.

Ruled by Saturn you can be quite practical about such matters, allowing your head, logic and facts to prevail.

However, this is often at the expense of your heart and soul and allowing yourself to hear and feel their whispers.

Soulstrology says this eclipse requires you to dig deep and allow yourself to get emo around these areas so you can process and purge anything that is preventing you from the true transformation which comes when you re-emerge after you merge.

At this cosmic window take some time to look at your 2nd house where the sun is shining and consider how you may balance your personal finances, your values and self esteem with what (and how) you share with others.

Over the next two years joint projects and resources are being highlighted by the cosmos as areas where you will make great leaps and bounds.

Allow this eclipse to reset you in relation to all joint ventures so you are able to receive the cosmic (and financial) rewards that come from merging and transforming.

 

AQUARIUS

The cosmic spotlight is on your 7th and 1st houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your 7th house.

With the light of the moon the cosmos is asking you to focus on your closest relationships, platonic, romantic, professional. Which of these relationships needs healing? Do any of these relationships need releasing? Are you holding onto wounds from previous close relationships that are negatively impacting upon your current close partnerships? Or worse, preventing you from having and enjoying partnerships?

Over the next two years you are entering into a fated time where your cosmic destiny is to enter into partnerships or to make great strides in current partnerships.

As one of the most independent signs of the cosmos your modus operandi is to be autonomous or to find intimacy in groups (you are the ruler of the 11th house of friendships), however the cosmos is pushing you to experience the deeper intimacy which comes from one to one partnerships.

Use this eclipse to release old wounds, subconscious self sabotaging patterns and behaviors and limiting beliefs that block you from receiving and enjoying close relationships.

Find the balance between embracing your autonomy and being in a partnership.

If you can harness the energies of this eclipse fully to process, purge and reset then you can expect the cosmic rewards of better relationships of all sorts going forward.

 

PISCES

The cosmic spotlight is on your 6th and 12th houses with the lunar eclipse falling in your 6th house.

Over the next two years the cosmic spotlight is on your 6th house and your day to day lifestyle/work and your health.

Soulstrology says it is a fated time when you will experience big (positive) changes in how (and where) you work, your daily routine and your health.

The full moon will shine a light to make you ask yourself the right questions that help you create the space for these cosmic rewards.

How does your daily lifestyle and workload impact upon your health? Does your lifestyle serve mind, body, soul alignment? How can you have a better daily lifestyle and manageable workload that means you are serving yourself as well as others?

At the eclipse the sun is shining in your 12th house which your sign rules in the natural zodiac, governing the hidden and submerged, dreams, the subconscious, isolation and retreat.

It is also known as the house of self undoing and self sabotaging behaviors.

How can you maintain a balance between your need for retreat and isolation in order to energetically reset, refuel and maintain good health, whilst going about your daily routine and service?

What self sabotaging behaviors are preventing you from experiencing a harmonious daily routine?

By setting some clear boundaries you can ensure you receive what is destined to come your way for your highest good and the service of your soul.

February 2017: Fearless flow

Ambi Sitham

Hello lovely ones and welcome to February 2017!

After a sluggish start to the new year the pace is now going to pick up and 2017 is going to start to take shape.

February brings eclipse season. The first set of eclipses of 2017 will take place in Leo and Pisces.

Eclipses always bring change. They bring endings for new beginnings.

They bring what may seem like sudden change but really these changes have been marinating in the cosmic ether for sometime and the eclipses simply activate them into the physical realm.

Sometimes these changes can be happy, welcome changes that thrust a person into a new chapter of their life.

Sometimes they can feel as though the rug is being pulled from underneath us with an ending that seems imposed by the universe.

Soulstrology says that there is no good or bad.

That there are silver linings to be found in the clouds of our lives and equally blessings can turn into disappointments at best and curses at worst!

Everything is simply potential and it is up to each of us to harness the highest vibration of that potential for our highest good and the greater good of all.

It is up to each of us to choose which filter we apply which will determine how we view a life event.

I always remind people of this when I do their transit reports. I explain how two people can experience near identical astrological transits with completely different outcomes for each of them.

The difference between the two is their consciousness and their actions, and importantly their reactions to events.

Nothing is guaranteed by the cosmos! The stars impel but do not compel.

It is up to each of us to co-create the life we desire and to navigate the bumps and forks in the road.

This month we will see many sweeping changes in the world around us.

Each of us will also experience significant changes in our own lives.

Even if the change is not yet visible the seeds will be planted this month and will flower come the Spring Solstice.

Soulstrology says that our only job this month is to be fearless. To allow ourselves to be in flow.

To not fight what is happening but to find a way to flow with the changes, to work with whatever the cosmos throws at us this month.

To be grounded regardless of what the winds of change bring.

Mantra for the month courtesy of Virginia Woolf: – I am rooted, but I flow

Below are the key cosmic dates for your diary.

February 1 to 18th – Sun in Aquarius meaning the cosmic spotlight is in the Aquarius ruled part of your chart.

February 1-28 Mars in Aries

February 6th – Jupiter in Libra goes retrograde

February 8th – Mercury moves into Aquarius

February 10th – Full moon Lunar eclipse in Leo (will write detailed blog on this)

February 11th – Sun in Aquarius trines Jupiter in Libra (positive aspect)

February 14th – Sun in Aquarius sextiles Saturn in Sagittarius (positive aspect)

February 21st – Mercury in Aquarius trines Jupiter in Libra (positive aspect)

February 22nd – Mars in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn (strong aspect, forces change)

February 26th – solar eclipse in Pisces (will write detailed blog on this)

February 26th- Mars in Aries conjunct Uranus in Aries (explosive aspect, forces action/change)

February 27th – Mars in Aries opposes Jupiter in Libra (explosive aspect, will write further on this)

I will write detailed blogs on both the lunar and solar eclipses and will share other snippets on Facebook and Instagram.

I am wishing you all a wonderful month ahead and that you remain rooted, brave and in flow.

Love

Ambi x

January 2017: Sowing the seeds for soulful success

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Hello lovely ones and welcome to January 2017!

A brand new year, a clean slate and the opportunity to be, do and have all that you desire.

Yes, really!

What does Soulstrology say this first month of this sparkling new year has in store and how can each of us work with this to experience our best year yet?

As I mentioned in my Capricorn new moon post, in numerology this year ahead is a 1 year, meaning that in contrast to 2016 (which was very much about cleaning house, shedding skin, endings and purging) 2017 is all about beginnings, creativity, hope, optimism and miracles.

However, as always, we cannot sit on our bums (or butts as my lovely Yankies like to say) and expect that this year will simply deliver the goodies.

We have to create space, on both the metaphysical and physical planes, and work with the cosmos to receive the miracles available to us.

This first month of this new year may feel as though it is getting off to a sluggish start due to mercurial Mercury still in retrograde motion.

Mercury stations direct on January 8th in Sagittarius and will then move back into Capricorn as it travels through its post retrograde shadow period which finally ends on 27th January.

With the sun in goal orientated Capricorn for most of the month highlighting our ambitions, our status and what we consider success it is a great time for each of us to be thinking about this year ahead and what we truly want and how we can get it.

Although we may think what we want is obvious, it rarely is.

In my private coaching work I more often than not find that when people first come to work with me they think they want X, Y and Z and are very clear about their goals.

However when we delve deep into the work of alchemy and Soulstrology their goals often dramatically change and their lives transform in a way that they couldn’t really contemplate at the outset, yet results in them being much happier and fulfilled mind/body/soul, both spiritually and in terms of their physical/earthly life.

Soulstrology says that the seeming sluggish nature to the start of this new year is actually an incredible opportunity for each of us to sow the seeds for the year ahead and for mind/body/soul aligned soulful success.

The kind of success that fills you with genuine happiness and truly serves you.

If this new year is feeling sluggish to you, or if you feel stuck (or worse dread) about the year ahead, then do not allow this to overcome you.

Use this time to do a little naval gazing and to really think about your values and whether your goals are a true reflection of those values. Think about the kind of lifestyle you enjoy and whether the achievement of your goals will truly allow you to live the day to day life you genuinely desire.

Consider the roles you play in life and which of these roles are the most important to you. Do your goals really reflect both your values and your most cherished roles (either current or a role you wish to play in life)?

The seeds of consciousness we plant this month, the resetting of goals, the steps we take to make space both internally and externally to receive our blessings, all the work we do in the next month is setting up our year ahead.

Do not underestimate how much can happen in a year, intend to make it your best year yet!

Below are the key cosmic dates for your diary.

January 1 -19th- Sun in Capricorn

January 1-29th – Mars in Pisces

January 4th Venus moves into Pisces where she remains for rest of month

January 8th – Mercury stations direct at 28 degrees Sagittarius

January 12th – Full moon in Cancer (INTENSE, will post detailed blog on this)

January 12th – Venus and Neptune conjunction in Pisces (romantic/creative/spiritual aspect)

January 20th – Sun moves into Aquarius

January 27th – New moon in Aquarius (will write detailed blog on this)

January 27th – Mercury out of retrograde shadow (woohoo!)

January 27th – Chinese New Year (year of the Rooster)

I will write more on the new moon and full moon on this blog and post other snippets on Facebook and Instagram.

In the meantime I am wishing you all a very happy start to 2017!

 

Love

Ambi x

December 2016: Change it up...

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Hello lovely ones and welcome to December 2016! Here we are at almost the end of the year...and what a year it has been...

Soulstrology says that this month the cosmos is not just providing us all with an opportunity to create big changes in our lives, but actively pushing us to make 2017 not just another new year, but rather a powerful new chapter of our lives.

However, as always, the onus is open us to create this change.

This December sees a focus on the Sagittarius and Capricorn ruled parts of each of our lives, and as always we must consider the natural zodiac and the areas of life ruled by both these signs in our unique natal charts.

The month starts off the back of the powerful new moon in Sagittarius which took place on November 29th. This new moon colors the first twelve days of December leading up to the powerful full moon in Gemini on December 13th.

The sun languishes in Sagittarius until December 21st, shining the cosmic spotlight brightly on the Sagittarius ruled parts of our lives where good old Saturn has been putting us through trials and tribulations since December 2014.

At the Winter Solstice the sun moves into Capricorn where it will remain until the end of the year.

As a reminder the Capricorn ruled area of each of our lives has had Pluto's powerful (and at times destructive) influence since 2008.

These areas of our lives have experienced destruction for a rebirth and now we are halfway through this transit (Pluto departs Capricorn in 2024) we are all hopefully over the destruction phase and more into the powerful rebirth chapter...

Meanwhile, the fourth (yes really) and final (thank the lordy) mercury retrograde of 2016 occurs this month in both Sagittarius and Capricorn.

And the icing on the cosmic cake is some powerful aspects by change agent Uranus to shake things up a bit over Christmas!

So what does this all mean for us?

Soulstrology says that in preparation for the new year the cosmos is providing us with the opportunity to focus on the areas of life governed by Sagittarius and Capricorn and to undertake the necessary review and revise our approach to these areas of life, and where appropriate, redo and restart (all things RE as per mercury retrograde).

The end of the year is a time where we may feel very busy and a tad worn out and perhaps have a case of END OF YEAR ITIS as I like to call it - essentially, feeling a little worn out, overwhelmed and in need of a little self care and downtime.

Rather than wait until the new year to detox, conduct your new year review and plan your resolutions, why not take the cosmic hint and do a little naval gazing on some of the areas of life that have been perhaps put through the wringer, see what lessons you have to learn and how you can make significant progress in these areas in the new year?

I will write more on how we can do this both on this blog and on Instagram but in the meantime here are some of the key cosmic dates for your diary.

December 1st - Mercury retrograde  pre shadow starts (28 degrees Sagittarius)

December 1st - Mars in Aquarius trines Jupiter in Libra (positive, harmonious flowing aspect)

December 9th - Sun in Sagittarius sextile Jupiter in Libra (positive, harmonious aspect)

December 10th - Sun in Sagittarius conjunct Sun in Saturn (powerful aspect for commitment, achievement, can feel a little heavy)

December 13th - Full moon in Gemini

December 19th - Mercury officially goes retrograde (15 degrees of Capricorn)

December 21st - Sun moves into Capricorn and Winter Solstice

December 24/25th - Saturn in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries (positive, harmonious aspect to create change that lasts)

December 25/26th Venus in Aquarius trines Jupiter in Libra (positive aspect good for romance, abundance, harmony)

December 26th Jupiter in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries (tense aspect, has potential for conflict but also constructive, needed change, focus is on relationships of all sorts)

December 29th - Uranus in Aries stations direct

December 30th - Sun in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces (positive, harmonious aspect, good for creativity and also romance)

I will write detailed blogs on the full moon and new moon this month and will regularly post snippets on Instagram.

I am personally kick starting December (my birthday month!) by taking my 'end of yearitis' self off to to the desert to soak in some natural hot springs, contemplate what it is that I really want and how I can make those changes to embrace what it is that the cosmos (and my soul) are whispering is my destiny.

Changing it up. That's all I know for sure..

I am wishing you all a wonderful start to this new month and that you too take some time to consider what changes you can make to help you align with your higher self and your destined path.

Happy December!

Love

Ambi x

 

November 2016: The power of peace and riding the tide

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Hello lovely ones and welcome to November 2016! This month starts off with the influence of the powerful new moon in Scorpio which took place on October 30. This makes the first week to ten days of the month a potent time for manifesting.

Scorpio season is very much in full flow for the majority of November meaning this month will have a suitably intense feel to it.

The sign of Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and relates themes of power, destruction for rebirth, transformation and regeneration.

It is apropos that the US election takes place in Scorpio season and both the lead up to the election, the election itself, and the aftermath, are sure to involve some of the shadow elements of Scorpio...

Neptune plays a big role in the cosmos this month following on from the aspect made at the Scorpio new moon, a conjunction with the moon on US election day (yikes) and the planet making a tense aspect to the Sagittarius new moon at the month's end.

Neptune's light is the highest vibration of unconditional love, compassion, intuition, spirituality and creativity.

The planet's shadow is deception, lack of boundaries, fantasy, self delusion, formlessness and victim syndrome.

With Neptune heavily influencing this month we all have to be mindful of anchoring in Neptune's light rather than getting swept away into its shadow.

We cannot control the (often crazy!) world around us but we can control our own consciousness and actions.

This month we may feel that we are being swept away (Neptune rules the ocean which is vast and somewhat formless) by world events or by the actions and behavior of those around us but it is important to bring ourselves back to our centers, and ground ourselves within our personal truths.

It is imperative to not feel like a victim (Neptune shadow) of world events or the actions of those in our lives but instead to adopt a spiritual perspective that what is happening is in some way meant to be part of each of our soul's experiences.

Riding the tide is all one can really ever do in life, but this month, more so than usual, it is of the utmost importance.

Power themes (and struggles) play a big role in November. How can we avoid getting into power struggles with others and how can we embrace our own personal power in a soulful manner?

Power is a fascinating and often confusing concept. Who and what seems powerful is often an illusion. Real power comes from internal peace, no matter what the external circumstances are.

This month aim to be in the light of Neptune and to maintain your internal peace no matter what is happening in your life or in the world.

Ride the tide knowing that life ebbs and flows just like the ocean, and your only real job is to remain solid and grounded, happy and peaceful no matter what, as neither good or bad times last, rather they flow. So we need to flow too!

Key cosmic dates for your diary are below.

Sun in Scorpio until 22nd November

November 5th Venus in Scorpio trines Uranus in Aries (good for romance, abundance)

November 8th Neptune in Pisces conjuncts the moon in Pisces *US election* (confusion/deception)

November 10th Mars moves out of Capricorn and into Aquarius

November 13th Mercury moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius

November 13th Venus moves out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn

November 14th Supermoon Full Moon in Taurus

November 22nd Sun moves into Sagittarius

November 22nd Mercury in Sagittarius sextiles Jupiter in Libra (positive for love, communication with significant others of all types)

November 30th New Moon in Sagittarius

I will post blogs on both the full moon and new moon here and post other cosmic updates on Facebook and Instagram.

I am wishing you all a powerful and peaceful month

Love

Ambi x

 

October 2016: Open to opportunity

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Hello lovely ones and welcome to October 2016! After an intense month of eclipses, and the Autumn Equinox signifying the end of summer, this new month offers us a chance to catch our breath and gently move into the new season.

As September ended with a magical new moon in Libra (the miraculous aspects of which are very much in flow on October 1st) the first week to ten days of October is very much energized by the positive aspects of the new moon and should feel like a new chapter full of promise.

This sense of hope, optimism and balance will be assisted by the sun being in harmonious Libra for three weeks until the 23rd of the month.

And of course as Jupiter is now in full flow in Libra, the life areas governed by the Libra ruled part of each of our charts should start to benefit from Jupiter's powers.

More on this shortly but first here are the main cosmic dates for your diary.

October 4th: Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces (positive, romantic, creative, spiritual aspect)

October 6th: Mercury is out of shadow retrograde!

October 11th: Mercury in Libra conjunct Jupiter in Libra (positive for communication, contracts, love)

October 15th: SUPER MOON Full moon in Aries (will post a detailed blog on this)

October 23rd: Sun moves into Scorpio

October 26th: Venus in Scorpio sextile Jupiter in Libra (positive/opportunity for abundance, romance)

October 29th: Venus in Sagittarius conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius (positive for commitments of all sorts, contracts and love)

October 30th: New Moon in Scorpio (will post a detailed blog on this)

Let us turn now to the title of this blog.

October is a month where we can find ourselves setting sail on a new path.

The intensity of the eclipses would have brought sudden and dramatic change for many and these changes will be very much felt as a new chapter this month.

Eclipses are sometimes not felt straight away and it can take up to a month for them to really activate and impact upon our lives.

So watch out for the start of October (one month post the solar eclipse) and the middle of the month (one month post the lunar eclipse) to see what else the wind of changes of the eclipse season may be blowing your way...

After almost six months in Sagittarius (yes really! that's what his retrograde resulted in!) Mars is now in Capricorn and will be for the entire month, so expect the Capricorn ruled part of your chart (and therefore life areas) to be experiencing movement, momentum and action.

Soulstrology says that this month we will experience new doors opening in different areas of our lives.

We will start to make new connections and partnerships of all sorts.

The eclipses will be fully activated and whatever seemed stagnant or uncertain last month will now be final and clear.

We will begin to see the opportunities that Jupiter has in mind for us and we will get a taste of the miracles and expansion to come over the next year.

Bear in mind these miracles are unlikely to manifest right away (although it is possible depending on what else is going on in your chart) but you will see the seeds being planted.

Soulstrology says that this month our only job is to be open.

Wide open.

Rather than judging new possibilities or opportunities as not being right for us (perhaps relationships or jobs or other life changes) to instead to keep an open heart and mind.

To trust that in the complex journey of our soul's path in this lifetime there is rhyme and reason for the twists and turns and unexpected developments.

To have faith that sometimes miracles happen and amazing opportunities and doors can open and we can trust them to be as good as they seem!

But also to know that those changes and shifts which may not at first seem welcome may actually be blessings and opportunities in disguise, which lead us to alignment with our higher selves and ultimately brings us the happiness we desire.

This month choose the consciousness to view everything that happens as an opportunity.

An opportunity to grow, to create and to receive.

I am wishing you all an open minded, optimistic and opportunity laden month!

Love

Ambi x

 

 

 

September 2016: Stand firm in the winds of change

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Hello lovely ones and welcome to September 2016! September brings eclipse season and is a game changer of a month where all of our lives will be shook up, however due to mercury retrograde we may experience delays or confusion over the changes that this month will ultimately create.

In September (which starts with a solar eclipse in Virgo) there will be a flurry of activity in the cosmos which will force endings for many and fling others into new beginnings.

Ready or not, change is around the corner.

Below are the key cosmic dates for your diary: -

September 1: Solar eclipse in Virgo

September 10: Saturn square Neptune

September 10: Jupiter goes into Libra

September 16: Lunar eclipse in Pisces

September 21: Autumn equinox

September 22: Mercury stations direct

September 25/26: Jupiter in Libra conjuncts the Sun in Libra

September 27: Mars moves into Capricorn

September 30: New moon in Libra

 

Eclipses thrust change upon us. They push us outside of our comfort zone. They force us to deal with our karma so that we can embrace our destiny. They (sometimes brutally) fling us into our future when we are stubbornly holding onto our past or refusing to move forward (often subconsciously).

The final Saturn Neptune square is going to test us individually and globally.  This tense aspect is causing certain situations/relationships/projects to dissolve (Neptune) so that we can create more realistic structures and boundaries and enduring success (Saturn).

The Saturn/Neptune square continues this theme of endings and beginnings and at times of forced change which may come with growing pains.

Jupiter is in his last steps of Virgo. He will not transit this sign for another 12 years. The Virgo part of each of our charts is receiving a boost from Jupiter. Mercury is retrograde in Virgo and far from being doom and gloom means that past opportunities may return as the blessing of this transit.

Jupiter is going to change signs into Libra bringing SO much good juju for love, relationships of all sorts and the peace movement (much more to say on this in time).

The Autumn equinox signifies the change of seasons both on the physical plane and in terms of our spiritual selves.

But the backdrop to all this cosmic activity is mercury retrograde. A time when communications can go awry, our thinking can be a bit skewed and there are delays and reversals which can make us feel we are being denied our desired outcomes.

Even if we don't see or experience it immediately, the seeds of change are being sown this month.

Our consciousness and 'job' this month is to be grounded and rooted.

To stand tall and firm and allow the eclipses to open new doors for us and end certain chapters.

To be graceful in allowing what needs to be dissolved in our lives to melt away so that we can create the new in our lives from a realistic, solid foundation.

It is not for us to fight unexpected changes this month, but rather to stand firm in our faith trusting that there is rhyme and reason for whatever occurs and to know that we will see the bigger picture next month when the eclipse dust has settled and mercury is back up to speed.

I will write more tomorrow on the solar eclipse but for now I am wishing you all a very happy start to this new month.

May we all experience changes that will bring us into alignment with our higher selves which I know will ultimately bring each of us the happiness and blessings we desire.

Love

Ambi x

 

 

 

August 2016: Aligning action with intention

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Hello lovely ones and happy August! With game changing eclipse season around the corner August is a month to get REAL.

More on this shortly…but first below are the most important cosmic dates for your diary.

Please note I will post a more detailed blog for the new and full moon and will post on Instagram and/or Facebook regarding the other key cosmic events so please stay connected to get the full lowdown on the cosmos and how you can work with the energies!

 

COSMIC DATES

August 1st Mars move back into Sagittarius

August 2nd New moon in Leo (blog to follow shortly!)

August 5th Venus moves into Virgo

August 10th Mercury (in Virgo) moves into retrograde shadow period

August 10th Mercury in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn

August 13th Saturn goes direct after a five month retrograde

August 18th Full moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius

August 21st Mercury/Jupiter conjunction

August 27th Venus/Jupiter conjunction

August 30th Mercury goes officially retrograde in Virgo

 

Now back to the title of this blog. We have all heard the phrase ‘actions speak louder than words’ and this phrase is usually bandied about in terms of relationships.

Of course it applies there but as many of you know Soulstrology says that our most important relationship is our relationship with ourselves, which in turn has a knock on effect on all our other relationships.

This month we need to be wagging our fingers at ourselves and asking whether our actions reflect our intentions.

Been planning to get fit for a while? Been planning to change jobs? Or move? Start dating? End a relationship? Start a new business? End one?

Whether it’s beginnings or endings, old plans or new plans August is a month to sit down honestly yourself and check where you are at and whether you are all talk and no action (or all talk and misaligned action).

With a powerful new moon in Leo kicking starting August (more on this tomorrow!) we get a lot of assistance from the cosmos this month to help us with manifesting.

Mars is still retracing his steps after his retrograde and now moves out of Scorpio and back into Sagittarius. Soon Mars will conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius for most of the month making these blended energies the biggest theme of this month.

So what are these energies and what is the theme? Whilst both planets are about action their approach is very different. Mars is action, movement, direction, power. Saturn is achievement but more often than not through slog. Whilst Mars likes to thunder ahead, Saturn likes to take his sweet ole time. Mars is fast (and sometimes furious) whereas Saturn is slow, steady and serious making sure to do things by the book. Dotting those i's and crossing the t's.

The blending of these somewhat differing energies can be somewhat uncomfortable, however if you can find the balance between them it is SUCH a powerful  combination. The energy, drive and passion of Mars combined with the precision, patience, attention to detail and stamina of Saturn – that’s manifestation magic!

Each of us has Sagittarius as the house ruler on a different part of our natal chart so look at which house is governed by Sagittarius to get an idea of the life themes experiencing these energies.

As many of you know by now I like to work with exact degrees, so if you want to follow my method and get really precise then check online as to where 1 -12 degrees of Sagittarius can be found in your chart.

Harness these powerful manifesting energies to make positive forward movement in the life areas governed by 1-12 degrees Sagittarius.

Next month we enter eclipse season with a solar eclipse at the start of the month and a lunar eclipse mid-month.

Eclipse seasons are game changers. They come twice a year and help us shift and align ourselves and our lives in the right direction. If we are being stubborn or slow as to what we need to be doing then eclipses can be brutal.

They can seemingly 'suddenly' end the relationship or job that we have been holding onto past the expiration date.

Equally, they can just as quickly open doors as they shut them, propelling us into the next chapter of our lives.

The last eclipses occurred in March and therefore plans and matters in the spotlight at that time are coming to culmination or crystallization. In particular with regards to the life areas which these eclipses govern for you (Virgo and Pisces).

With Jupiter in his last steps of Virgo you want to harness his assistance this month because it will be another 12 years before you get the specific assistance you are currently getting from the great zodiac benefic in the Virgo ruled part of your chart.

Given the game changing energies of September and taking into account the energy boosting powers of Mars, Saturn and Jupiter, August really is a powerful month to manifest magic!

But first off comes the reality check. The hardest person to be honest with is ourselves. We need to get REAL with ourselves. To sit down and look at to do lists we made maybe at the beginning of the year and/or six months ago. What were our intentions? To what degree have we manifested them? What do we keep talking about doing or wanting to do and to what extent do our current actions represent our supposed intentions and our words?

This review will show us in black and white whether our actions are matching our intentions and our words. We all know that all words no actions amounts to, well, nothing! Apart from often a great deal of frustration! And eye rolling from those who we keep talking the talk to (without walking the walk).

We have to meet the universe halfway to receive what it is that is intended for us and that we desire. The universe can only do so much. Our free will choices can change the course of destiny and what we receive.

Positive intentions need affirmative actions to create results.

So this month conduct your review and realign your actions with your intentions to harness the powerful manifesting energy which will propel yourself forwards to the game changing eclipses of September and the destiny you deserve.

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

May 2016: Mindful movement creates magic

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Happy May lovely ones! May 2016 starts with five planets in retrograde motion. Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Mercury and Mars. Whilst the mere mention of the word 'retrograde' sends most people into a panic, it shouldn't!

Largely speaking planetary retrogrades are annual events and with the outer planets (those further from earth such as Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto) the reverse motion cannot always be felt so viscerally on our earth plane. So it follows that just because a planet is in retrograde does not mean that you put your life on hold or go into a panic! Otherwise you would spend your life in retroARGH motion and Soulstrology definitely doesn't advise or encourage that! Also, retrogrades are a great time for reviewing and redoing. By doing so we can actually manifest what is ultimately better for us in the long run than that which initially planned. I have actually witnessed (and experienced!) many miracles during retrogrades!

All said and done May is a unique month in the cosmos as it is unusual to see five planets in backwards motion at the same time. Mars only goes retrograde approximately every two years and as he, (like Mercury), is closer to earth we tend to feel his retrograde motion more.  Of course poor old Mercury usually gets a bad reputation due to the chaos that his retrograde motion can spew, but remember your consciousness creates your reality. If you are aware of the potential pitfalls with Mars and Mercury retrograde then you can actually work with these cosmic cycles and indeed benefit from them.

I wrote this Instagram post on Mars retrograde which gives a simple summary of this particular Martian backwards dance: -

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEUjUB-hiN1/?taken-by=ambisitham

 

Onwards (or rather backwards?!) to Mercury's retrograde (28th April-22nd May but in shadow until June 7th) which takes place in the earthy, Venus ruled sign of Taurus. Look at where you have Taurus as the house ruler/on the cusp of your natal chart and also see where Venus is placed. It is these houses/areas of life which will be impacted by this particular Mercury retrograde.

As always, remember ore refresh your mind as to the many DO's of Mercury retrograde which equate to conscious, mindful action and working with the cosmos. You can click here to read my Huffington Post blog: Mercury retrograde, make it mindful, not murky

Back to mindfulness and the title of this post. Despite the five planet mass retrograde there are many cosmic aspects this month which provide the opportunity for magic to manifest! We have a very powerful, beautifully aspected new moon in the earthy sign of Taurus on Friday 6th May. This is a great cosmic window for manifesting which I will write about in a separate post later this week along with some more detail on this earthy Taurean Mercury retrograde, so watch this space!

Shortly after the new moon on May 9th Jupiter - the great benefic of the zodiac - ruling abundance, faith, spirituality, miracles and expansion, goes direct. Whilst it may take him a little time to get back in flow we will start to feel and enjoy the perks of his forward motion this month.

On that same day Venus (in Taurus) will make a sextile (positive, supportive) aspect to Neptune in Pisces.

Look at where you have Jupiter, Venus and Neptune transiting your natal charts to see where you may experience these positive, creative, dreamy, spiritual and in some cases, abundant energies. Don't worry if you don't see anything 'big' happening on the day itself, just observe what happens as there may be a hint of what is to come for you in diving timing from these harmonious aspects.

The day after Jupiter goes direct, on May 10th, Venus (in Taurus) trines (a positive, harmonious, flowing aspect) Jupiter (in Virgo) which bodes well for matters of the heart and abundance. With Mercury retrograde in Taurus this actually suggests that something (or maybe someone!) from the past may return in the best possible way.

Towards the month's end we have a full moon in Sagittarius and this is the first of two consecutive full moons in Sagittarius...Given that Saturn (planet of achievement and status but also delays) is currently transiting Sagittarius (until December 2017) it is likely that many of us will have felt some of Saturn's energies in the house areas that Sagittarius rules in our chart. Perhaps slowing us down, perhaps making us feel a little heavy, delaying our plans - usual Saturn behaviour as he whips us into shape! These two Sagittarius full moons offer us an expanded cosmic window in which to release and heal and/or bring matters to fruition or completion in those life areas and can help us to slowly move forwards towards Saturn's ultimate rewards.

Finally, just before the month end we have Jupiter in Virgo squaring Saturn in Sagittarius for the third and final time in this particular planetary square off. This happened first at the start of August last year and again at the start of March this year, so look back to those times and see what was going on for you at those times as at this final square there will be resolution of sorts. Remember these Jupiter and Saturn squares have not been easy as they are such opposing energies. In simple terms Jupiter is about expansion/growth and Saturn restriction/time/delays. But the cosmos has not been playing silly buggers with us just for the sake of it! All these aspects are doing is asking us to find the balance between our desired expansion and the practical realities to make sure that we aren't biting off more than we can chew and so that we do things by the book - teaching us patience and that sometimes timing really is everything! Again, look for these transits of Jupiter and Saturn in your natal chart to understand where this slightly uncomfortable and odd, yet important and necessary push/pull, has been taking place in your life.

May will end with Monsieur Mercury going direct on the 28th. So despite the month starting with five planets in retrograde it will end with only three in reverse motion, only one of whom is likely to be a significant bother (Mars).

In summary Soulstrology says that this May we have the ability for magical manifestation with the sun in earthy, grounded, practical Taurus. We also have support from the cosmos to receive many blessings but the degree to which we can receive these is the degree to which we can be mindful rather than reactive to any seeming retrograde spanners in the work and instead look at what lays underneath. Where is the silver lining? How can being potentially blindsided actually be a blessing in disguise leading you to being re-routed (oh so mercury) on the right path? What do we need to redo, reconsider or renew? Again, never forget that our consciousness creates our reality. This month the more we can be mindful of the bigger picture at play and ensure that we do not let ourselves spin out into a negative, reactive spiral - and look for the positive in everything, the more we can manifest miracles...some of which we may not even have on our radar but are on the universe's agenda for us. Move forwards with mindfulness and in flow with the cosmos and let the magic happen.

I'm wishing you all a mindful and miraculous May.

Love

Ambi x

 

April 2016: Awakening and aligning

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Hello lovely ones and welcome to April 2016! After March's eclipses and the welcoming of a new season here we are at the start of the fourth month of the year.

How quickly time flies...

After so much activity in the heavens last month one could expect April to be full of change and forward motion in resonance with the new season.

In fact, the sun's move into Aries at the Spring Equinox marked not only a new season, but also the start of the new astrological year.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and in the natural zodiac is the ruler of the first house of the self; ruling our identity, how we interact with the world and our sense of autonomy and leadership.

With the sun in Aries for most of the month one can expect the spotlight of consciousness to be shining firmly on ourselves, who we are, how we operate with the rest of the world, our process of individuation and our own unique way of being 'leaders'.

However this spotlight may feel more internalized this month as April starts with two planets in retrograde - Saturn (lessons, reality, responsibility, time, karma) and Jupiter (spirituality, compassion, faith, expansion, abundance and good fortune).

Over the course of the month three more planets turn retrograde, meaning April ends with five planets in reverse motion. When planets are retrograde it isn't by any means all doom, gloom and disaster - however it does often mean that the energies of that planet are suppressed or internalized which can lead to frustration when people are trying to manifest on the external plane.

Mars (action, energy, drive, ambition) and Pluto (power, control, destruction for rebirth) both turn retrograde within two days of each other (17th and 18th April respectively). And the month's end sees Mercury (communication, technology, contracts, travel) begin its next retrograde (there are four mercury retrogrades this year instead of the usual three!) on April 28th.

It is ironic that Mars decided upon his backward dance at this specific time when this month is all about Mars energy. With the sun in Aries for most of the month, a supermoon new moon in Mars ruled Aries and a full moon in Scorpio (who is considered to be ruled by both Mars and Pluto) Mars is undoubtedly the main player on the cosmic stage of this month, yet his retrograde motion (which will see him travel through both Sagittarius and Scorpio) will means his energies will not be expressed at their highest capacity.

Please note that this doesn't mean that April will not see any achievement and manifestation. There are aspects (notably Mars conjunct Saturn for most of the month) that combined with the Aries 'do, do, do' energy will make us feel motivated to 'do' a lot. But in terms of taking action and actually manifesting I would recommend using the first two weeks of April, particularly between the 7th and the 17th (the powerful ten days after the Aries new moon which also happens to be a supermoon!) to do. After that, allow yourself to slow down a little and 'be'.

By taking time to just be we can truly awaken to changes the eclipses may have sprung on us in March. Whenever there are external changes (and particularly when they are unexpected as is so often the case with eclipses) it is to awaken us internally. Equally, whenever we proactively awaken and change internally, we can create the changes we desire externally. As most of us know there is a time and season for everything in life and as a general theme for April (and certainly in the latter half) our focus would be best served inwards. By exploring the awakenings on a soul level and understanding what the eclipses and new season have brought for us in terms of our identity, we can awaken and align the inner leader within all of us, (Pluto, Saturn) which in time will allow us the autonomy and drive, (Mars) for the expansion, (Jupiter) of what it is we wish to communicate (Mercury) to the world at large.

Of course everyone reading will have a different natal chart and unique transits, so this process and these retrogrades will play out differently according to your unique chart and your soul's journey. But remember the cosmic weather affects all of us (even if it doesn't affect us directly, it affects those in our lives and therefore impacts us by association) so I doubt anyone will be immune to April's mass retrograde. As always, we want to understand the cosmos so we can work with it. In April a sure fire way of telling if you are working against the flow of the cosmos is if you find yourself frustrated and trying to force things that don't seem to be coming together. Take the cosmic hint and stop trying to push and instead pause and go within.

I will write more on each of the major astrological themes in due course (both on this site, Facebook and Instagram) but for now I am wishing you all a very happy start to April.

Like the yogi in the picture above (clearly not me haha!) may we all find our aim and ground ourselves firmly so we can balance, awaken and align allowing us to be leaders in our unique way and have more of what we want in our lives.

Sending you all a ton of good cosmic juju

Love

Ambi x