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Mercury retrograde in Aries March/April 2018: Changing ourselves, so we can change our lives

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy Wednesday!

I feel like I am writing to you all lots this week but hey ho, there is a lot happening in the cosmos this week and I do love writing these blogs for you all!

As you will know by now from my previous Mercury retrograde blog on March 13th, the first Mercury retrograde of 2018 officially starts tomorrow on March 22nd (although technically, if you are on PT, it starts tonight).

Now Soulstrology tells us that there is a specific theme for each Mercury retrograde and the theme of this Mercury backwards dance in Aries, is all about the essence of US.

To read more of this blog, including the Soulstrology coaching questionnaire, a Soulstrology zodiac guide to this retrograde for your sign and to enjoy a Soulstrology Mercury Retrograde soundbath please click here to create a Member profile and enjoy a free month trial to see if Membership suits you!

Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius November 15 2017 - January 10 2018: Soulstrology Zodiac Guide

Ambi Sitham

Here we go...seatbelts on and ready for this Mercury Retro rollercoaster where we try not to panic and instead be mindful and do all things RE!

Here we go...seatbelts on and ready for this Mercury Retro rollercoaster where we try not to panic and instead be mindful and do all things RE!

Hello lovely ones and happy Wednesday!

So here we go, this Mercury retrograde has officially started according to Soulstrology and the next two months will see some usual Mercury retro mayhem but also holds opportunity for great magic and miracles. Yes, really!

Soulstrology says that because this Mercury retrograde is in Sagittarius (which has been subject to the stern transit of Saturn over the last three years) it will be a very testing time as  the combination of Mercury and Saturn and the Sun join up to force us to look carefully at karmic lessons we have yet to learn in the Sagittarius ruled parts of each of our lives.

We need to REview and REvisit the past, and at times this may prove painful, as though a wound we thought had healed gets opened up once again and we feel the sting.

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Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius: November 15 2017 - the pre-retrograde shadow

Ambi Sitham

All of the Mercury retrograde DO's!

All of the Mercury retrograde DO's!

Hello lovely ones!

Early heads up for you lovely members of this community (I truly appreciate each and everyone of you!) that this week mischievous Mercury's retrograde in Sagittarius begins....the official retrograde starts on December 3 but this Tuesday/Wednesday (14/15 November) the pre-retrograde shadow starts...and this is where the muddles and mysteries of Mercury retrograde will begin...

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September 2017: Holy shifts

Ambi Sitham

Yep. I never thought I would be a gong playing, cosmic guide in Los Angeles!

Yep. I never thought I would be a gong playing, cosmic guide in Los Angeles!

Hello lovely ones and welcome to September 2017!

Hopefully you have all survived eclipse season.....however I must warn that September is set to be a pretty eventful month too... hence the title of September's cosmic update...

Think holy shifts; in some cases these will be the 'holy sh*t' kind of holy shifts...

Soulstrology says that September 2017 will bring closure to a chapter of each of our lives whilst simultaneously opening a new chapter.

Just as Summer is slowly coming to an end and we will soon embrace Autumn, so too we must allow one chapter in the book of our lives to close in order for us to write a new chapter.

The month starts off with a bang with a powerful Full Moon in Pisces on September 5th, the same day as Mercury stations direct from his recent retrograde.

The recent Leo solar eclipse of August 21 will be activated on this day....as Mercury will be at the exact same degree/sign as the eclipse!

Notice what comes up for you leading up to, on the day of the 5th and a couple of days afterwards as this will be directed related to the Leo solar eclipse and the change it was activating in your life.

As we are in earthy Virgo season it will help ground us during any shifts and assist us in integrating life changes in the aftermath of the eclipse activation.

On September 19 we will have a beautiful New Moon in Virgo (the same day that Mercury's retrograde is truly over as the infamous shadow ends), and days later on September 22 we embrace the Autumn Equinox, the official start of the new season of Fall.

By the time September is over life will be different for each of us.

For some of us there will be dramatic life changes; others will experience a more subtle shift, perhaps more of a tweak in the sails so that we set sail in a new direction, to a broader horizon.

Whatever comes up for you this month, trust that it is 'holy'.

Whether you believe in G-d, Spirit, the Universe, angels - whatever you believe in -  trust that those divine forces are guiding these shifts and are working with your higher self to bring you to the next chapter of your life.

Mantra of the month: I embrace change with a trusting heart, knowing that these holy shifts are divinely guided and will ultimately serve my highest good.

Ooh!!  As I typed the above words it started to rain and there are thunder rumblings here in Los Angeles!! (5.45pm, Thursday 31 August and in case you are wondering, no, I am not wearing my pajamas quite yet!)

I have the shivers as rain and thunder are the symbols of Jupiter.

The great cosmic benefic, healer and miracle worker!

Bringer of gifts, abundance and plain good luck!

Lovely ones, I beseech you to not only believe in holy shifts but also to allow yours to happen, so you can become who you are truly meant to be and be another channel for bringing light to our beloved world.

As always, I will write detailed blogs for the New and Full Moons.

Members can expect the usual weekly lowdown on all cosmic activity.

In the meantime, below are the key dates for your cosmic diary for September 2017. 

September 1 - Mars (in Leo) trine Uranus (in Aries) positive aspect

September 3 - Mercury (in Leo) conjunct Mars (in Leo) powerful aspect, can be constructive, can also lead to conflict, especially with Full Moon days later, be mindful in communication

September 5 - Full Moon in Pisces (will write detailed blog on this)

September 5 - Mercury stations direct at 29 degrees Leo activating solar eclipse

September 9 - Sun (in Virgo) trine Pluto (in Capricorn) powerful, positive aspect

September 12 - Venus (in Leo) trine Saturn (in Sagittarius) powerful, positive aspect

September 13 - Sun (in Virgo) square Saturn (in Sagittarius) tense aspect, can be productive

September 15 - Venus (in Leo) sextile Jupiter (in Libra) positive aspect particularly for love/relationships

September 18 - Venus (in Leo) trine Uranus (in Aries) positive aspect for self expression and creativity

September 19/20 - New Moon in Virgo (will write detailed blog on this)

September 22 - Autumn/Fall Equinox

September 24 - Mars (in Virgo) opposes Neptune (in Pisces) be mindful around business dealings/contracts/negotiations and ensure you understand exactly what is on offer/be wary of the details, can be v productive

September 25 - Mercury (in Virgo) square Saturn (in Sagittarius) tense aspect, be mindful around communication, can be productive

September 28 - Jupiter (in Libra) opposes Uranus (in Aries) tense aspect but can lead to big changes, focus on love/relationships/partnerships of all sorts

September 28 - Pluto stations direct after annual retrograde

September 29 - Venus (in Virgo) opposes Neptune (in Pisces) tense aspect, can be productive, make sure you know all the facts at hand whether in love/relationships or business dealings

I am wishing you all a month of holy heavenly shifts which have you saying holy sh*t in the best possible way, for your highest good and the greater good of all.

Love,

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