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Summer Solstice 2019, Mercury retrograde shadow, Neptune Retrograde and *new* Soulstrology Soundbath with Pluto and Jupiter

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy Summer Solstice/Neptune turns retrograde/Mercury pre-retrograde shadow!

Whew. So much going on in the cosmos and we are hot off the heels of that Sagittarius Full Moon, which I don’t think I need to tell you, was rather intense!

With this in mind and knowing the transformative energies ahead with eclipse season around the corner, I recorded a new Soulstrology Soundbath with the sounds and vibrations of Jupiter and Pluto, to help you work with both Jupiter retrograde, Pluto retrograde and the changing seasons and shifts from the eclipses.

In this recording I will be guiding and directing you as to how you can make the most out of the Soundbath before you settle in to the sounds and vibrations of Jupiter, Pluto and several crystal chakra bowls and chimes.

It is at the bottom of this post and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed recording it for you :)

Onward to all the other cosmic events occurring within a 24 hour period on a very energetically charged day, off the back of a very powerful Full Moon…

Mercury’s pre-retrograde shadow begins just hours before this Friday’s Summer Solstice at 24 degrees of Cancer. What is interesting about the degrees of the shadows is how much they relate to the entire retrograde. Because Mercury will end his retrograde on July 31 at 24 degrees Cancer. This shows us the cosmic link between the start of the shadow period and the end of the retrograde and explains why the pre (and post) retrograde shadow (s) are so important.

I will be writing a detailed separate post on this forthcoming Mercury retrograde but for now, look at your chart to see where you may have 24 degrees of Cancer through to 4 degrees of Leo because it is within these degrees and zodiac signs that the forthcoming Mercury retrograde in Leo and Cancer will be taking place.

Also notice what may come up at this time.

With the Summer Solstice (for those of us in the Northern hemisphere) there is a surge of ‘light’ and energy which may illuminate, by way of little synchronicities, what the forthcoming Mercury retrograde represents for us individually.

Don’t overthink it, just be aware and mindful of things that pop up and/or synchronicities which take place.

As well as Mercury’s shadow beginning this day, we also have Neptune turning retrograde at the Summer Solstice for his annual backwards dance.

His retrograde takes place between 18 and 15 degrees of Pisces and will last for a five month period, ending November 27 2019.

During his retrograde we will be able to revisit these particular degrees of Pisces in our unique charts and feel Neptune’s energies infusing these life areas.

In most cases this will be the removal of the veil of Neptunian delusion (the shadow of Neptune) giving us clarity and insights as to how we can achieve the light of Neptune in these life areas - namely, spirituality, expansiveness, creativity and compassion.

It is important to note if you any planets and house cusps at these degrees of Pisces as if you do then you will feel the retrograde more than others.

Also, Pisces and Pisces risings will also generally feel the retrograde more than the rest of us, as Neptune is your ruler.

Given Jupiter’s recent square with Neptune at the Sagittarius Full Moon which probably gave us all a much needed reality check, and given that this square will be exact once again just days before the Fall Equinox in September when the God of the ocean is still in backward motion, it is fair to say that 2019’s Neptune retrograde represents reality checks in our lives and asks us to get real and see things - ourselves and situations for what they are and to have the hope, faith and spirituality of both Neptune and Jupiter, but back it up with some structure and boundaries…

The Summer Solstice itself represents the official start of the Summer, the longest day of the year, with the maximum physical light and astrologically marks the beginning of Cancer season.

As the midway point of any year, it signifies a turning point, not only because of the shift in seasons, both in nature and astrologically, but also because it reminds us that any year can be one of two halves.

In this case, 2019’s Summer Solstice also acts as a warm up for eclipse season, as we will experience the second set of 2019 eclipses starting just ten or so days later with a powerful solar eclipse in Cancer.

Soulstrology tells us that 2019’s Summer Solstice represents the energy and light we want to infuse in the rest of our 2019 experience.

We would all have had certain experiences in 2019 so far. Some ‘good’, some ‘bad’, some we may feel indifferent about. In some cases the scales will tilt further to one side of being ‘good’ or ‘bad’, or maybe even flat lining somewhat in indifference - a meh kind of, ‘it’s not that bad, but it’s not that great’ type of feeling.

Whatever you feel your 2019 has been so far, now is the time to plant the seeds within your consciousness and the physical plane, of what you want the remainder of your 2019 to be.

What words or phrase or images come to mind when you think about what you want from the rest of this year?

You can engage in a simple ritual at the Summer Solstice to connect to the new season, to mother earth and to the powerful cosmic energies at play.

I suggest a walking meditation in nature, giving thanks for all you’ve experienced so far in 2019 - the blessings, the challenges, the lessons.

You can listen to the Soulstrology Soundbath at the same time and/or listen to it afterwards.

Then think about the new season which lies ahead, which for most of us is Summer.

What do you envision yourself doing? Being? Feeling?

What words and images come to mind?

And what do they tell you about what you want from both this next season and the remainder of 2019?

My words/phrase for 2019 were ‘abundant, joyful flow’ and 2019 has certainly been that, but it’s also been VERY busy and as I envision the Summer (which also happens to be the last trimester of my pregnancy) and the rest of the year, I see a slower pace, more ease, doing less and being more.

I will be completing my ritual along with you and I will come up with my words/phrase and set my intention for 2019, but I wanted to share the above with you in case it helps you to think more deeply about the remainder of your 2019.

After your walking meditation and some time in nature, I encourage you to connect to the healing waters of Cancer season with a water ritual. For some this may be as simple as drinking a glass of water that you visualize as holding the energies of what you want the remainder of your 2019 to be.

For others this may involve a shower meditation where you visualize the water washing you clear of the first half of the year, keeping only the good and releasing the ‘bad’.

For bath lovers like me, this may be a great opportunity for a salt bath soak, a time to let your muscles unwind, as you allow the healing salt waters to cleanse you physically and energetically.

As always, your ritual is one you can customize so you feel it serves you best, but the above is a guideline for those seeking a little direction.

Happy Summer Solstice 2019!

May the light shine bright in each of our lives, guiding us to our next chapter and season of life.

And so it is.

Love,

Ambi x

Venus in Gemini: June 9 - July 3 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello and happy Sunday!

Today, Venus moves out of Taurus and into the Gemini ruled part of the zodiac where she will be infusing her energies for the next few weeks.

Lexie Rollet of Alexandria Astrology is back with her insights on this transit for us.

We hope you enjoy and it helps you work with this transit!

Love,

Ambi and Lexie xo

On June 9th, Venus will officially be in Gemini and it will remain there until July 3rd. And let me just start by saying, Venus in Gemini has some exuberating differences from Venus in Taurus!

Venus in Taurus is very much in the body, it’s tactile, it’s physical. Venus in Gemini is all in the mind! There’s a pretty good chance that we will all need to be intellectually enamored before we hop into anyone’s bed during this transit. If you’re single and mingling, this is like a built in test gifted to you by the Universe - start with some intellectually stimulating conversations about anything and everything and if the other person can’t keep up or bores you out of your mind, it’s a no-go!

Gemini as a sign is known to lose interest pretty quickly so you might find that if you are not mentally stimulated by someone or something, you might be motivated to move on. If it’s a THING, screw it! Move on! Gemini season, especially coupled with Venus in Gemini, is all about following your interests unapologetically. But if it’s a PERSON? First, consider that the energy surrounding us right now is encouraging us to move from interest to interest. Second, consider the history of the relationship with that person. Basically what I’m saying is don’t make a hasty decision on someone who’s been in your life through thick and thin!

Venus definitely has a say in our money, so in terms of Venus in Gemini...well we could be making some hasty decisions with our spending, too. Gemini is a little careless with money, so just be aware of your spending habits during this time. This is a notorious time for people to get a wild hair that they’re SUPER interested in a new hobby and then buy everything “needed” for that hobby. For this example, let’s take photography. You might decide that since you’re SOOO INTO photography because you’ve taken like, 10 really great photos on iPhone Portrait mode, that it’s time to invest in ALL the photography gear!!

Probably not a good idea. If you are thinking about investing some cash into something, please for the love of all that is beautiful in this world, consider the PREVIOUS longevity of this thought. This is to say, don’t think about the future longevity of this investment, because that’s how you’re going to rationalize making the purchase. Nope, you’ve got to think about how long you’ve been dreaming of making this purchase, or investing in this hobby, or eyeing those killer shoes. If the amount of time is a reasonable match for said investment (i.e. a whole year of time and effort invested into a hobby or daydreaming about those shoes for two months) and you actually have the money to spend on this AND pay your bills, then it’s fair game.

 

All in all, Venus in Gemini is really about having fun, following your interests, having strong mental connections with people, and connecting with your friends. If you’re doing that, you’re living this transit up to its highest good!

 

Here are a few things for each of the signs to focus on during this transit.

Remember, read for both your Sun and Rising signs:

 

ARIES - People might be even more drawn to your ideas this month as Venus is giving you the power of appeal in the your house of communication. Being social and exploring thoughts with other people is a good thing for you that might even bring new opportunities.

TAURUS - Remember everything that above about money? That especially applies to you as Venus is in your money house this month. It is key for you to find the balance: this is a great time to allow those interests to make you money, but don’t go overboard on spending.

GEMINI - Venus is in your first house this month, making you more charming than ever! Many people will be drawn to you during this time which is likely your preference anyway. Use this time to make connections, have intellectual conversations, and follow your interests.

CANCER - Venus is in your spiritual and secretive house. Use this time to follow deep creative and spiritual urges, perhaps you might find a new practice that feels really good to you. Just be aware that this around this time, there’s more of a likelihood to get into an affair.

LEO - Friends, friends, and more friends! This is THE time to socialize, Leo! Venus is bringing her gifts to your house of community, hopes, and dreams. This would also be a great time to think about what it is you want for the future, and then try that out to see how you like it.

VIRGO - Time to shine Virgo! Venus is lighting up your career and public status house. You might find yourself in the limelight a little more with your Venusian charm. This is a great time to use Venus’ gift of balance and justice within your career.

LIBRA - Venus is in your house of mental exploration and travel this month. Connecting with people from other walks of life or other places in the world could bring you great interest and new opportunities. Use this time to explore new philosophies and ways of thinking.

SCORPIO - Feeling a little more frisky than usual? You might find it very easy to find someone (or multiple someones) to roll around in bed with during this month. Just make sure the desire is in the mind first and if you’re already coupled, this would be a great time to try new things in the bedroom.

SAGITTARIUS - Okay Sag, Venus is in your partnership house so everything written above about relationships REALLY applies to you. There could definitely be a focus on partnership for you during this month but be aware that your interests may fade quickly. Is it justified? Or are you being hasty?

CAPRICORN - With Venus in your house of health and daily work, this could be really great time to make worthwhile connections in the office for the purpose of creating a better work environment. Also, use this time to explore new health practices instead of falling into the overindulgent Venus trap.

AQUARIUS - Many interests, right? Your mind will not stop spewing creative idea after creative idea. But which one to choose?! Um, can’t it be all of them? Just trying something out doesn’t mean it’s your forever.

PISCES - House parties!! Okay, it doesn’t have to be a wild house party, but with Venus in your house of home, you may feel more inclined to host a gathering of sorts in your space. Perhaps throw a get together just for the purpose of intellectual conversations with one another.

 

 

June 2019: The jewels within...

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy last day of May and welcome to June 2019!

Here we are, halfway through 2019 on the cusp of a new season with the Solstice just weeks away and with eclipse season beckoning….more on the latter next month… but for now, let’s focus on what June has to offer.

The month starts off with a beautiful New Moon in Gemini on the 3rd (log in for your New Moon Soulstrology blog and Scopes!).

The outer planets of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn continue their retrograde and later in June on the same day as the Summer Solstice (and the start of Cancer season) Neptune joins the gaggle of planets in retrograde as he too begins his annual backwards dance.

The intensity of the Pluto/Saturn conjunction which we would have all felt for the last couple of months, will lessen this month as Saturn moves further away from Pluto in the zodiac as his backwards motion picks up speed.

This should offer some relief, although the Saturn/South Node conjunction and Saturn/North Node opposition continues , so there is still a rather karmic, Saturn esque feel to events which take place this month.

Nonetheless Soulstrology tells us June 2019 offers us a powerful opportunity to discover hidden gems.

Whether this is within our consciousness/psyche, perhaps through retrograde revelations, or whether this is on the external plane where we discover that in truth there are hidden blessings and opportunities in our lives, this is the month where if we seek, we shall find the jewels within ourselves and our lives, just waiting to be discovered.

Our job this month is to open our eyes fully and to cast our gaze wider and deeper than what our two human eyes can perhaps perceive. To allow the light and intensity of the Solstice, as well as the pre-eclipse energies (eclipses often trigger events in our lives one month prior, or post, the actual eclipse itself) to help us tap into those jewels waiting to be found and celebrated in our lives.

We can harness the airy energy of Gemini season to help us do this as it will focus our minds and energize us over the first three weeks of the month in the build up to the Solstice when the zodiac seasons change and the intuitive watery depth of Cancer season will begin to prepare us for the eclipses.

New seasons bring new beginnings and eclipses bring shifts.

Some of these new beginnings and shifts may not look like glimmering gems, but if we dig a bit deeper, we will see that they are gifts and blessings helping us to transition into a new chapter in our lives…

June 2019 Soulstrology Mantras and cosmic dates for your diaries below…

Mantra of the Month

I open my eyes to all the gifts I have, whether these are internal or external

I know that just as many jewels are hidden among the dirt, so too many blessings are wrapped up in the grit of challenge

With this in mind I keep my eyes, mind and heart open to all the jewels surrounding me and within me, knowing if I seek them, I will uncover them

I am open, I am optimistic, I see the glass as half full

I strive to feel good, knowing this is one of the first steps to seeing and experiencing good

Cosmic dates for your diary below with details of Soulstrology blogs, Soulstrology Scopes and a new Soulstrology Soundbath to be enjoyed!

May we each have the openness and vision to see all the jewels within and without, and may these gems help us to transition into a beautiful new season.

Wishing you all a wonderful month.

Love,

Ambi x

SOULSTROLOGY COSMIC DIARY JUNE 2019

June 2 Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn - positive, harmonious flowing aspect

June 3 New Moon in Gemini (Soulstrology Members blog and Soulstrology Scopes)

June 5 Mercury moves into Cancer - our thoughts and communications become more emotional/intuitive

June 7 Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus - positive aspect for creativity

June 9 Sun in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces - tense aspect watch out for communications

June 9 Venus moves into Gemini (Soulstrology Members blog)

June 10 Sun in Gemini opposite Jupiter in Sagittarius - powerful aspect, can be tense but also very productive

June 14 Mars in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces - flowing, harmonious aspect

June 14 Mars in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn - tense aspect, watch out for conflict

June 16 Mercury in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces - flowing, harmonious aspect, creative and romantic

June 16 Mercury in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn - tense aspect - can cause some emotional conflict

June 16 Jupiter in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces - tricky aspect, be careful of overdoing things, being unrealistic

June 17 Full Moon in Sagittarius (Soulstrology Members blog and Soulstrology Scopes)

June 18 Saturn in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces - positive, flowing, harmonious aspect - good for being both practical and creative

June 18 Mercury in Cancer conjunct Mars in Cancer - intense aspect - can be harnessed to take action, could also be very emotionally combustive

June 19 Mercury in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn - intense aspect, potential for emotionally charged conversations

June 19 Mars in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn - intense aspect, potential for emotional confrontations

June 21 Neptune turns retrograde - (Soulstrology Members blog as part of the Solstice post below)

June 21 Summer Solstice and beginning of Cancer season (New Soulstrology Soundbath and Solstice post)

June 23 Venus in Gemini opposes Jupiter in Sagittarius - powerful aspect, tense but could be very positive/productive

June 24 Venus in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces - watch out for tension, being unrealistic in matters of the heart or wallet

June 27 Sun in Cancer sextiles Uranus in Taurus - flowing, harmonious aspect

Mars in Cancer: May 17 - July 1

Ambi Sitham

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MARS IN CANCER TRANSIT

Cosmic insights courtesy of Lexie Rollet of Alexandria Astrology

Mars in Cancer is going to feel so much different from Mars in Gemini. We are moving away from a time of flighty energy and hasty decisions and into a time of mood-based action with a long-term view.

This placement is very interesting in that Mars is not particularly comfortable in Cancer. These two entities really challenge the other. Mars pushes Cancer to become more energetic, take actions, and make decisions. And Cancer encourages Mars to consider what the heart wants and to get more in tune with our emotions.

During this time, you might find it a little difficult to take actions on anything you’re not in the mood to do. This can obviously be challenging, especially when it’s something you absolutely need to do, whether it be for work or you know, #adulting. But in cases where it might not be absolutely necessary to do, perhaps honor that mood. Maybe you’ll find that some of the things that have been filling up your schedule really aren’t all that necessary in the grand scheme of everything.

Cancer is highly focused on the long-term so the actions you may be compelled to take may actually fuel that long-term view you have for your life. This would be an EXCELLENT time to focus on doing the things that your future self would deeply thank you for. For example, if you have envisioned yourself to be a person who takes their health seriously but you’ve struggled to make it a true focus, this would be a good time to practice a new routine that would help you accomplish that.

Now, this isn’t to say you should go crazy adding a ton of new things into your life just for the sake of what it will do for future You. This is more about planting the seeds to begin on that journey. Cancer isn’t particularly high energy and with all of the Taurus energy that we are surrounded by right now, we really aren’t in a time to be doing all kinds of things at once.

The combination of Venus in Taurus and Mars in Cancer is actually quite beautiful as it creates a sextile between the two. While Venus was in Aries and Mars was in Gemini, we had masculine energy impacting our actions, but now we have feminine energy. This feminine energy will allow us to connect to our intuition more and maybe soften us around the edges where we may have been a little too harsh. We can also connect with our emotions more where perhaps recently we’ve been ignoring our feelings.

One word of caution is that Cancer can be overly protective and defensive and do things out of defense that it will regret later. With Mars in this sign, that defensive energy gets super-charged! So, when you feel yourself going immediately on the defense, ask yourself if that is truly what the situation is calling for. In some cases, it might!

One thing you don’t want to mess with right now is family. That’s Cancer’s hottest button. A great example of a super-charged Mars in Cancer would be Daenerys when it comes to her dragons. Her dragons have been her children ever since the eggs were given to her and we have seen her do some pretty instinctual, hasty, emotionally-charged, sometimes non-strategic things as a reaction to her dragons.

Here are a few things to think about for each Sun/Rising sign from May 17th to July 2nd:

Aries/Aries rising: Long-term planning and action items around the home for this transit. Perhaps you take major steps in buying a home or becoming more independent in your living situation. Just be wary of arguments within the family.

 

Taurus/Taurus rising: You might find yourself being more mentally alert with Mars in your communication house. Certainly there is more drive to share your message and point of view but with that comes the potential of becoming defensive and argumentative.

 

Gemini/Gemini rising: Mars is considered the manifesting planet and it just so happens to be in your personal finances house. This would be a good time to think about a long-term plan about your money or make a genuine effort to set yourself up for financial growth.

 

Cancer/Cancer rising: This may be quite a dynamic time for you with Mars in the house of self. Mars will give you a little more assertiveness, help you claim independence where necessary, and charge you up with confidence. The bedroom might see some action, as well. ;-)

 

Leo/Leo rising: Mars is in the 12th house of spirituality for you, Leo. This may encourage you to become a bit secretive and reserved during this time. Take advantage of that in order to connect with yourself on a deeper level. This would be a great time to explore your intuition.

 

Virgo/Virgo rising: You could find yourself being called to lead amongst your friends during this transit. Mars is in your community house but it’s also the hopes and dreams house. So with that, start taking the necessary actions that will help you achieve the biggest dreams you have for your life.

 

Libra/Libra rising: Your career and public life will experience a dose of energy. Think about the long-term goals you have for your career and start doing the things that will ultimately help you get there. Remember, you won’t get there overnight so no use in getting frustrated about it now.

 

Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Mars is giving you energy around your views, philosophies, and higher ideals. This is great to work with for getting deeper rooted into your philosophy but this also opens you up to defending it. Just be aware and don’t waste your breath where it isn’t needed.

 

Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: The energy planet is in the powerful and intimate 8th house for you. Yes, a high sex drive is to be expected but also energy around healing can also be expected. An odd mix but definitely an 8th house topic: long-term financial planning. Maybe double check your plan or put one in place.

 

Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Mars is in your partnership house so first of all: sex ;-) But second, this may be a time in which you look at the long-term vision you have for your relationships and making movements in them that align with that vision. However, check your defenses before arguing.

 

Aquarius/Aquarius rising: That bit earlier in this article about health is definitely for you, Aquarius. Mars is in your house of health and daily work so use this time to focus on any long-term health goals you might have and to get stuff done at work.

 

Pisces/Pisces rising: Mars may be encouraging you to be a bit competitive during this transit. This could come out in creative endeavors, romantic encounters, or even an athletic competition. One thing is for sure: follow that creative streak if it finds you.

 

 

Venus in Taurus: May 16 - June 8 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!

I hope you are enjoying the last week of Taurus season and are tapping into the powerful energies of the upcoming Scorpio Full Moon (more on this to come).

It’s a busy few days in the cosmos with cosmic lovers Venus and Mars both moving into different zodiac signs with Venus moving into Taurus tomorrow and Mars moving into Cancer the next day.

We have the wonderful Lexie Rollet of Alexandria Astrology contributing her insights on these transits starting with a post on Venus in Taurus.

Side note from me: I LOVE Venus in Taurus transits as Venus is exalted (at home, in her best position) in Taurus plus I know she is transiting my natal moon and Jupiter so they get a boost of Venusian energies.

When reading the below post, you will read for both your Sun and Rising signs but don’t forget to also look at your charts and any planets you may have in Taurus. They will get a much needed boost from Venus and heads up, if you are a Taurus Sun or Rising, you get the Venus filter for the next few weeks - a great time for a makeover, to impress people, to put your best foot forward, to be seen as your best external self!

Enjoy the post from the lovely Lexie and don’t forget to check her out on Instagram where she posts lots of useful astro snippets almost daily.

Love,

Ambi x

VENUS IN TAURUS

A breath of relief. Venus is at home.

Taurus is one of the signs where Venus is “at home” in the natural zodiac. (The other sign being Libra.) Let’s just melt in this transit because it’s an oh.so.delicious one.

Venus in Aries was largely about self-love and being assertive and well, self-love isn’t really going away for this transit either. In fact, it’s even more important now. Taurus needs a bit of self-assurance and a bit of pampering. And this transit (from May 16th to June 8th) will be a great time to give that to yourself.

Here’s a little personal story that perfectly encapsulates this transit. While reading it, think of your own life and see if you can draw any parallels from it.

During Christmas last year, I received a gift card for a local massage chain in my area. The card itself has imagery and wording on it about getting a facial. I’ve had physical therapy massages but never in my life have I ever gone to a massage establishment to receive a massage, just ‘cuz. And I sure as hell have never had a facial apart from the charcoal ones I give myself when I really really feel like I’ve been an extra good adult.

The card is still taking up space in my wallet and everytime I see it, I think, “You really need to use this….Yeah, but, you don’t deserve it right now….What have you done to deserve getting a facial?....I kind of want a massage. Do I have to get a facial just because the card says so? I don’t know!....How much is even on the card? Do you even know what to ask for when you go to use this card?....You can use the gift card after you’ve done something to earn it.”

For one thing, I’m way over-analyzing HOW to use this gift card. Taurus can very easily get to that place because Taurus wants all the T’s crossed and the I’s dotted before starting on anything. But, HELLO!!! That’s one of the biggest things getting in the way of doing what you want to do!!! Second, the only time I’ve gotten any “pampering” like this is when it served a practical purpose. Taurus is very practical and there’s always a reason for doing something. But can’t that reason just be, because you want to? And third, I can’t seem to get over this idea that I need to “deserve” using this gift card. Taurus is a hard-worker and will very rarely sit back to acknowledge that it has in fact worked extremely hard. And the fact that this was a gift, means someone else has acknowledged my hard work long before I’ve acknowledged it for myself.

This is where the self-love comes in.

For this transit, I challenge you to answer the following the questions:

How hard am I working? What does “working hard” even mean to me? Have I been denying myself a simple pleasure in life because it’s not what I “deserve”? Specifically, what would make me feel like I would “deserve” that pleasure? Is it possible that I’ve already done the hard work to earn that pleasure? What are the fruits of my labor at this moment? Is that not enough to have earned pampering? Is my existence and continued effort not enough to deserve a little bit of pampering?

Here’s a few specifics for your Sun and/or Rising sign:

 

Aries - Venus is in your money house for this transit. This gives you great earning potential, along with spending potential. You’re pretty impulsive anyway, Aries, so maybe just take 5 deep breaths before you decide to drop some cash.

Taurus - Really focus on yourself for this transit. Venus is in your sign, giving you the ability to do a little bit of self-awareness work and bring light to your worth and your value. Having Venus in your sign also gives you a little more magnetism and a cheerful disposition.

Gemini - This is a time to connect with yourself on a deep level. Venus is in your house of spirituality and subconscious, giving you the ability to follow your deepest and most creative urges. This would also be a good time connect with your higher self.

Cancer - Connecting with friends would do you well during this transit. Get a little more involved in the groups you’re already in or explore a new one you’ve been eyeing. Use this time to get super dreamy about what you hope to accomplish.

Leo - Venus is in your career house, Leo, giving you even more charm and magnetism in this area of your life. It’s also giving you the power of justice and diplomacy. Venus is here to help you establish balance and order where necessary.

Virgo - Travel and/or other cultures might pique your interest. Or at the very least, understanding people with a different perspective than you may come into play. Make a genuine effort to understand them and find the harmony between your beliefs and theirs.

Libra - There is a possibility of gaining through others during this time. Venus sits in your house of joint ventures and intimacy. While yes, your sex life will most likely be lit, be on the lookout for ways you can create abundance with other people.

Scorpio - Your relationships are the focus for Venus this time around. Use Venus to help you establish a balance within your one-to-one relationships. Also, this really may be a time to get a little steamy with your partner.

Sagittarius - Harmony and balance in the workplace may be a theme for you. Venus is here to give you that ability to establish a level playing field. However, on the health front, just be mindful. Venus could inspire you to get overindulgent, perhaps for good reason?

Capricorn - Venus is in your house of romance and creativity. You may feel a little extra seen during this time as people might be more drawn to you. If you have had your eye on a creative endeavor but haven’t started, this would be an excellent time to follow it.

Aquarius - Beauty in the home is the theme for you during this transit. Venus sits in your 4th house of home inspiring you to get creative there, maybe even host a party and entertain your favorite people.

Pisces - Sharing your message may prove beneficial for you during this transit. Venus will be sitting in your house of communication and mental activity and it will give you a beautiful ability to infuse your message and self-expression with charm, harmony, and elegance.



May cosmic update: Grounded, but flowing

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost May!

Before I dive into May’s cosmic update I wanted to remind you that Saturn is stationing retrograde in Capricorn and your Soulstrology blog, zodiac guide, cosmic coaching and more, is up to help guide you to make the most, not only out of this retrograde but also out of the very powerful Saturn in Capricorn transit which goes through 2020.

Also, our last live Member call is also now up.

As I will be traveling to Europe towards the end of May and start of June, we will not have a call this month and our next call will be a very special one just after the Summer Solstice and pre-eclipse season on Sunday June 23 at 9am PT.

Remember, you don’t have to be on the live call to enjoy the benefits of the information shared as we will always publish the recording afterwards but if you want to chat/ask me questions in real time/in person as such then do try and join live as these monthly calls provide an opportunity to do so.

Onward to May 2019….

This month we have the Sun in Taurus for the first three weeks until May 21.

Taurus season brings with it a grounded, earthy energy which should be quite calming and balancing.

There are no big planetary retrogrades occurring this month although of course we are at the early stages of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto’s annual retrograde motions which require work to be done, but these do not shake things up that much during the month of May.

When you review May 2019’s cosmic diary have a closer look at the aspects Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn are making and take a note as those days may provide an opportunity for you to work with some of the themes of the respective retrogrades.

After the fiery energy of Aries season, the cosmos is asking each of us to root ourselves and to get grounded, but also to flow.

At first these two concepts can seem quite opposing by nature.

To be grounded can seem to be rooted, which can seem the opposite of flowing.

However, we must learn that in truth, this month and beyond, and our job is to be both grounded and flowing.

What this means is to be grounded within ourselves.

Within our values, our essence, deeply grounded in the core of who we are.

Grounded internally, meaning being emotionally grounded (emotional equilibrium as I like to call it, which you may hear me mention a few times on our call!) but also simultaneously flowing.

To be flowing means to be open to the cosmic currents and the different waves life brings our way.

To be flexible, adaptable and open.

By being grounded but also flowing means that we maintain a sense of self and our emotional center, and we aren’t overly swept up by the tides of life (be they seemingly ‘good’ or ‘bad’) and can flow with the currents of change, riding them to the best of our ability and harnessing their energy for our highest good.

As I mention on the call, given it is Taurus season and the element of earth is ruling the majority of this month, it is a very good idea to spend as much time outdoors, in nature, as possible.

You can also try earthing/grounding by going barefoot in nature.

Even if this means five minutes of walking barefoot in an urban park (think Richard Gere in Pretty Woman!) or a barefoot stroll on the beach, or just standing for a few moments in your front yard, or some green space, it just means any way in which you can connect to earth will help you to ‘earth’ and ‘ground’.

Confession, I am a tree hugger….yes, really, I randomly hug trees whilst out and about on my neighborhood stroll, it truly fills my Taurus moon with such deep joy and it grounds me!

Whatever works, works….

This month we must seek to find and maintain a grounded energy as it is from this place that we can best flow with life and make the most of any changes that come our way.

In the words of Virginia Woolf, “I am rooted but I flow”.

Mantra of the month

I embrace the opportunity to connect more deeply inwards and to create an inner equilibrium which helps me maintain an external equilibrium

With this in mind, I seek all and any opportunities to find inner peace, harmony and emotional balance and to honor what helps me to do so

I know that it is from this grounded place, with my feet firmly rooted, that I can best flow with any changes that may come my way over the next month

I trust that cultivating this ability to be both rooted and yet also flowing, will help me immeasurably both this month and beyond

Cosmic dates for your diary, including all the Soulstrology blogs (and a new Soulstrology Soundbath!) are set out below for your ease of reference.

May we each find what truly grounds us and helps us maintain an inner equilibrium regardless of external circumstances.

May we learn how to cultivate this daily, serving us this month and beyond to flow with both the ever changing cosmic currents and tides of life.

Love,

Ambi x

SOULSTROLOGY COSMIC DIARY MAY 2019

May 1: Mercury in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn

May 2: Mercury in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

May 2: Mercury in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius

May 4: New Moon in Taurus (Soulstrology Members blog and Soulstrology Scopes)

May 5: Mars in Gemini opposes Jupiter in Sagittarius

May 7: Venus in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn

May 8: Mercury in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus

May 8: Sun in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

May 9: Venus in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius

May 9: Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

May 11: Sun in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn

May 11: Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn

May 14: Venus in Aries sextile Mars in Gemini

May 15: Mercury in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

May 16: Mercury in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn

May 16: Venus moves into Taurus (Soulstrology Members blog)

May 17: Mars moves into Cancer (Soulstrology Members blog)

May 17: Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn

May 18: Venus in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus

May 18: Full Moon in Scorpio (Soulstrology Member blog and Soulstrology Scopes and new Soulstrology Soundbath!)

May 21: Sun moves into Gemini/Gemini season begins

May 21: Sun in Gemini conjunct Mercury in Gemini

May 22: Mars in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus

May 29: Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces

May 30: Venus in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

May 31: Venus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn

Saturn Retrograde: April 29 - September 18 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost ‘Saturn stations retrograde’!

Depending on where you live in the world, this Monday April 29 or Tuesday April 30, Saturn stations retrograde at 20 degrees Capricorn.

His retrograde will continue until September 18 when he stations direct at 13 degrees of Capricorn.

Therefore, as well as looking at the Soulstrology Saturn retrograde zodiac sign below (reading for your Sun and Rising sign) you also want to look at where exactly you have between 13 and 20 degrees of Capricorn in your unique chart.

See what planets or houses in your chart fall between these degrees as well as a couple of degrees either side, because anything at 11, 12 or 21, 22 degrees Capricorn will also be impacted by this retrograde.

I think you all know by now, but just as a reminder, Saturn has been in transit of Capricorn since the Winter Solstice 2017, poring his stern magnifying glass over the Capricorn ruled parts of each of our lives, identifying what is ‘wrong’ or ‘unstable’ or without a ‘firm foundation’ and letting us know in no uncertain terms that in order to achieve success in these areas of life, we will need to have a re-structuring in order to create the strong and stable foundations for lasting success.

During 2019’s retrograde we have the opportunity to re-examine the areas of life ruled by Capricorn in our unique charts and specifically those which fall between the 13-20 degrees of Saturn’s retrograde motion.

It is important on this occasion for us to identify these specific degrees in our charts because what we will find is that these life areas/the themes of any planets impacted are going to experience some karmic energies over the next six months.

Saturn as you all probably know by now, is the cosmic life coach, stern zodiac headmaster, who can give us a tough time, but ultimately rewards us for our work and ‘good behavior’.

The fact that he is raking over between 13 and 20 degrees of Capricorn in the zodiac (and therefore our charts) is very significant as we have of course already experienced Saturn’s energies in these areas of our charts since mid January 2019 - so the last four months.

Now, we get another opportunity to ‘re-do’ these areas of life, and if we weren’t able to do so the first time perhaps we can now harness this retrograde to tap into what the karmic lessons are for us, learn them fully and integrate them into our lives, so that we can begin to reap those Saturn rewards.

This is a very powerful retrograde for so many reasons as you will see through the aspects Saturn makes to other planets almost as soon as his retrograde starts (see the May cosmic update and look out for the Saturn aspects in particular which are very powerful in this next month) as well as the aspects he makes over the next five or so months.

We find ourselves now halfway through Saturn’s transit of Capricorn.

In fact, Saturn leaves Capricorn next Spring at the Spring Equinox when he moves into Aquarius.

However, due to his annual retrograde motion, he will dive back into Capricorn for a few months, meaning he will formally finish up with the Capricorn ruled parts of our lives at the end of 2020.

Each of us are at different stages of our soul’s journeys and personal evolution.

Some of us may be in our Saturn returns (talk to me if you are as we have a separate sub group supporting each other through their Saturn returns!), some of us may be struggling with Saturn’s karmic lessons and feeling like we are being cosmically bitch slapped and sucker punched.

Others of us may be working with the energies and reaping the rewards.

There is no wrong or right. Just what IS for each of us.

Regardless, whatever IS for each of us, or wherever we are at, we can all work with the energies of Saturn’s retrograde to our advantage, to learn lessons, to integrate them into our lives, to create new, solid structures and to reap the sweet rewards of Saturn, which is lasting success!

For now, review the life areas impacted by Saturn in your unique natal chart, using the Soulstrology zodiac guide below, but also looking at the degrees of the 2019 Saturn retrograde (and checking planets/points on two degrees either side).

And ask yourself the following questions: -

  1. Where have I been tested in these areas? Where have I felt stuck or stifled, as though I cannot move forwards?

  2. Have I felt fear, or low vibrations, a sense of heaviness around these life areas?

  3. Have I felt as though I have been slogging away, aka working really hard, just to stay afloat in these life areas?

  4. What lessons have I learned? And have I truly integrated these lessons into my psyche and my life?

  5. What can I identify that I may need to change in relation to these areas of life?

  6. In what ways can I identify that I may need to change?

  7. What can I celebrate/what have I achieved in relation to these areas of life?

  8. What else would I like to be able to celebrate in relation to these areas of life?

Journal away, answering these questions as honestly as you can. If you don’t know the answers to some of the questions as yet, do not fear, we will work on these together over the coming months (particularly in July’s eclipse season!).

May we all do the work of Saturn so we can taste his sweet rewards!

Love,

Ambi x

SATURN RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE

Aries/Aries rising: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy

Taurus/Taurus rising: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing

Gemini/Gemini rising: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging

Cancer/Cancer rising: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic

Leo/Leo rising: Daily lifestyle and routine. Health - mind/body/soul.

Virgo/Virgo rising: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity, children

Libra/Libra rising: Home, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.

Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Your mind and communication, your voice in all formats and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community

Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem

Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Your identity, appearance and how others view you

Aquarius/Aquarius rising: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects

Pisces/Pisces rising: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.

Pluto Retrograde: April 24 - October 2 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones, I hope this finds you well.

This week, on Wednesday April 24 Pluto stations retrograde at 23 degrees of Capricorn. He will remain in retrograde motion until October 2/3 (depending on where you are in the world) when he will station direct at 20 degrees of Capricorn.

Due to his annual retrograde motion, the emphasis of 2019’s Pluto energies are focused on between 20 and 23 degrees of Capricorn. It is worth checking where exactly this falls in your chart just to see if you have any planets/points which are around these degrees of Capricorn as they will be triggered by powerful Pluto this year.

Either way you can look at the Soulstrology zodiac guide below to see where Capricorn rules in your unique chart and the general life areas which are up for review.

During last year’s Pluto retrograde we talked about the purpose of power and how power comes from within.

In 2019’s Pluto retrograde we are going to be continuing to work on this theme of power but also on harnessing that power to create luck and miracles in our lives, as well as others.

As you all know serious Saturn is in Capricorn too and he and Pluto will join up early next year in Capricorn making for a very powerful force to be reckoned with which has the potential to bring each of us deep transformation, success and power in the Capricorn ruled parts of each of our lives!

But we need to work with the energies of Pluto and Saturn and their retrogrades this year in order to capitalize on these cosmic opportunities and make the most of them.

I have recorded a very powerful Soulstrology Soundbath and am recording a guided ritual to go along with it which will help you to make the most of these powerful energies.

I will share this with you at a future cosmically aligned date, but in the meantime please take the time to review the Capricorn ruled parts of your lives and charts to see what transformation 2019 has brought you and to think about what further transformation you would like to create, as well as how much luck you are experiencing and how much you are owning your power.

Stick to these themes for the purposes of this current review of the Capricorn ruled parts of your charts/lives as next week when Saturn goes retrograde we will be reviewing other themes and working with those life areas through a different lens…

More to come soon. And I hope that some of you can join on this Sunday’s Member call as we will be diving a bit deeper in person (as such) and I will take your questions on these transits/retrogrades.

For now, check out the Soulstrology zodiac guide below and your chart for where 20-23 degrees Capricorn is placed and the life areas/planets and points which are being targeted by powerful Pluto.

I have also included the new 2019 Pluto and Mercury Soulstrology Soundbath below for your ease which you may want to listen to as you review the Capricorn parts of your chart to gain Plutonic insights!

Enjoy :)

Love,

Ambi x

PLUTO RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE

Aries/Aries rising: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy

Taurus/Taurus rising: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing

Gemini/Gemini rising: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging

Cancer/Cancer rising: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic

Leo/Leo rising: Daily lifestyle and routine. Health - mind/body/soul.

Virgo/Virgo rising: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity, children

Libra/Libra rising: Home, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.

Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Your mind and communication, your voice in all formats and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community

Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem

Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Your identity, appearance and how others view you

Aquarius/Aquarius rising: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects

Pisces/Pisces rising: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.


 

Venus in Aries: April 21 - May 15 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and welcome to Taurus season!

Woohoo, I for one am glad that Aries season is over. Each zodiac season resonates differently with me and helps me to work with different themes (the essence of Soulstrology!) and I always find Aries season powerful, yet also somewhat exhausting. I welcome Taurus season with open arms as such a grounded, welcome relief after a hectic few weeks. Probably something to do with my Taurus moon

But anyway, I digress.

Aries season may be over but tomorrow Venus, planet of beauty, harmony, socializing, creativity and abundance moves out of Pisces and into Aries, bringing with her a shift in energy.

The wonderful Lexie Rollet contributed this piece on the upcoming Venus in Aries transit and shares insights for each zodiac sign.

I hope you enjoy!

Love,

Ambi x

VENUS IN ARIES APRIL 21 - MAY 15 2019

You know, this Cancer Sun and Capricorn stellium girl has a difficult time with Aries energy. Can anyone else relate to this? Maybe it’s not necessarily the Aries energy you don’t vibe with, but perhaps some other sign. For me, the quick action, display of passion without apology, and extremely impulsive behavior that Aries has gets me very anxious and makes me feel like I have no control.

 

Now, you could’ve read that and thought, “I don’t see anything wrong with what you just explained about Aries.”

 

You’re right! There’s nothing “wrong” with Aries (or any of the signs). But we all feel their energy differently. So just like there’s nothing “wrong” with a sign, there’s also nothing “wrong” with not vibing with a sign.

 

Going into this season of Venus being in Aries from April 21st to May 15th, will be a bit like what I just explained, but just applied to love. Even talking about myself and reminding you that feeling differently isn’t wrong is an expression of Venus in Aries. An explanation:

 

Aries, the Sign of Self

 

When talking about the love planet, it’s important to take note of the sign it’s in and what that sign typically stands for. We can get more in depth with this but on the basic level, Aries’ home is the first house of self, so when Venus is here, we will feel the energy pulling us to show ourselves how much we love ourselves. Whether you’re coupled or not, this would be a great time to take yourself on a date and reconnect with your passions and genuine interests. And I really mean the word “passion”. Something quite often forgotten about Aries is how passionate it really is. It’s this passion that inspires the rest of the typical Aries behavior and ultimately what motivates an Aries more than anything.

 

If the Aries energy gets out of balance, it could fall into the trap of thinking that only their ideas, passions, and loves are the “right” ones. Personally, I love Scorpio energy! Maybe to my detriment sometimes, but I love it! However, this does not mean that I cut anyone out of my life that posts a judgemental meme about Scorpio on social media.

 

This is also true for you. While you’re taking advantage of the Venus in Aries energy and getting reconnected to your passionate motivation, there will be people that might oppose you on it. This can obviously happen at any time in the year but it’s during this transit that you might feel inclined to have a harsh reaction to them. Remember, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and their opinion doesn’t have to impact you and your goals. Just respectfully agree to disagree and move on. No need to argue, fight, get down on yourself, or cut that person out.

 

Now, let’s have a look at the Aries-ruled area of your chart to discover which area of your life where you could stand to reconnected with your passions. (And yes, I’ll touch on love for you, too.)

 

ARIES/ARIES RISING: This transit is DEFINITELY about getting reconnected with the love you have for yourself as Venus is now in your house of self. Use this time to infuse some beauty into your goals or passions. You might find that more people are drawn to you during this time, almost like you’re magnetic. Just make sure you don’t let it all go to your head AND just be aware of who you’re giving your attention to. There could be many options in front of you but make sure you’re being consistent with your current relationship status.

 

TAURUS/TAURUS RISING: Get reconnected with your spiritual loves. Venus is in your twelfth house of spirituality and healing. You could feel slightly more reserved during this time but it’s for a very valuable reason. Follow the energy to get deep into your beliefs, maybe even address some trauma you might have. This would be a great time to treat yourself with a new self-care routine that gets you to open up to yourself.

 

GEMINI/GEMINI RISING: Well this should be a fun time!! With Venus in your eleventh house of community and friendship, you’ll most likely get a healthy dose of being around lots of people! As far as passions go, reconnect with a passion or idea you have that addresses the community at large. This might be charity work, an organized social group you’ve wanted to start, or a problem you want to solve that impacts many people. Just make sure you give attention to your closest loved ones as they might feel neglected.

CANCER/CANCER RISING: Venus is in your tenth house of career and public status until May 15th! There’s a higher likelihood that you could be in the public eye somehow (whatever that might mean for your current career). Definitely connect to your passions and see if it’s possible to monetize them. Maybe you can’t monetize them and that’s okay, but it’s worth checking into during this time. Just make sure to use this time to instill balance.

 

LEO/LEO RISING: Want to go on a trip? Now would be a spectacular time! Or great time to at least plan a dream vacay. Venus is in your travel and mental exploration house, giving you some inspiration in those areas. Was there a place your inner child has always wanted to travel to? Get dreamy about it now and see if it’s possible to make happen! Just don’t get so impulsive with it that you make a financial decision that you can’t actually handle.

 

VIRGO/VIRGO RISING: Oh boy. Venus is in your house of intimacy and joint ventures. Things are likely to get a bit steamy. You might find some opportunity from others, as well. The biggest word of caution is that the Aries energy could inspire you to just jump in on the first person or opportunity that SEEMS ideal. Just do your due diligence first before making any commitments.

 

LIBRA/LIBRA RISING: With Venus in your seventh house of partnerships, your one-to-one relationships (of all kinds) will probably be a grand focus. Use this opportunity to get really clear on boundaries and balance within these relationships. You may also want to reconnect with the shared passions you two hold together. Maybe it’s fallen off the radar lately. Romantically speaking, just be aware that you’re acting within your relationship status AND being selective of who to get involved with.

 

SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING: Venus is in your sixth house of health and routine. Maybe get into the gym, or start hiking, or playing a sport, or anything that you might have been passionate about before OR anything you’ve always wanted to try. This time is all about establishing new routines that really fuel your fire and get you excited about life. In terms of love, make sure to pay attention to your closest loved ones as they might feel neglected now that you have a new workout habits.

 

SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING: This is a fun one! Venus is in your house of creativity! Get creative! Whatever that means for you. Also, get out and play. Not that you have an issue doing this before, but maybe play with something new. Maybe pick up a new hobby you’ve been wanting to try? Make sure it’s just challenging enough to keep you interested, but not so challenging that you give up almost immediately.

 

CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING: Venus is in your fourth house of home during this transit. There’s definitely components of infusing beauty and style into your home during this time. Maybe an ambitious home project you’ve been wanting to do. But this is also a time to establish some balance within the home if there hasn’t been as of late. Also, get connected to the passion you have within your home, especially the people that reside in it.

 

AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING: Some beautiful language and charisma may be giving you a boost during this transit as Venus is in your communication house. This can come in handy during social activities, and maybe there might even be more of them for you. Love is definitely going to start in the mind for you. If someone isn’t holding your interest intellectually or giving you some powerful food for thought, just forget it.

 

PISCES/PISCES RISING: You’ll definitely want to use this time to get solid in your self-appreciation for this transit. Venus is giving you some beautiful motivation to fall in love with yourself again (or more!). This would also be a great time to get connected to your money. How do you make it? How do you manage it? What do you spend it on? How does your passion (or passions) tie into this? Can they be incorporated into your money? Just make sure to not overspend or impulsively spend.

 

Jupiter in Sagittarius November 2018 – December 2019: Time to get lucky

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost weekend!

Much to celebrate in the cosmos as this week, because just after that Scorpio New Moon, planetary benefic and cosmic miracle maker Jupiter moved into Sagittarius where he will be for the next thirteen months!

Jupiter rules Sagittarius so he is at home in this position meaning he is at his most potent and powerful and we will feel his energies at their most powerful for the next 13 months as he moves through the Sagittarius ruled part of the zodiac.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius risings, this is a golden year ahead for you as Jupiter will transit your sun sign (the essence of who you are) and your rising sign (your identity, appearance, personal autonomy, how others view you).

But fear not, regardless of our zodiac sign, we are all going to get lucky in certain areas of our lives.

To see where this transit is taking place in your lives, check the Soulstrology zodiac guide below and read for both your Sun and Rising sign to see which areas Sagittarius rules in your chart.

Also, don’t forget to look at what, if any, planets you have in Sagittarius.

Those planets will also be getting a major boost from this Jupiter in Sagittarius transit too, so depending on the life areas and themes governed by those specific planets you will be able to tell what kind of energies to expect once Jupiter in Sag activates those planets!

Remember too that the life areas ruled by Sagittarius in the natural zodiac (religion, spirituality, philosophy, higher education, legal matters, foreigners, foreign people, places, travel, publishing) which applies to each of us, will also be getting a boost from good old Jupiter.

Now there is a lot to say about the specific aspects Jupiter in Sagittarius will be making to other planets next year and how best we can therefore each work with his transit and I will be diving much deeper into that in time to come.

But for now, I want you to review the life areas ruled by Sagittarius in your chart.

Look and see what you have manifested in these life areas so far, and importantly what you wish to manifest in them.

Look also to see what might need healing in those life areas too.

Remember healing makes space for us to manifest and receive and as much as Jupiter is a great miracle maker, people often overlook the fact that he is also a powerful healer.

Perhaps for you, or a loved one, the miracle next year is healing.

And perhaps that healing makes space for manifesting in time to come…

Next, think about how you can infuse the traits of Jupiter/Sagittarius into the life areas which Jupiter in Sag will be transiting.

By being like the thing we wish to have, we align with it and we can more effortlessly create what it is we desire.

Below are some of the (positive, as opposed to shadow!) traits and themes of Jupiter/Sagittarius.

  • Expansion.

  • Expansion of the mind and on the physical plane.

  • Can do mindset

  • Glass half full attitude

  • Optimism

  • Faith

  • Trust

  • Miracle mindset

  • Abundance mindset

  • Wealth

  • Compassion

  • Generosity

  • Spiritual mindset

  • Philosophical attitude

  • Bigger picture attitude

When reviewing the life areas ruled by Sagittarius in your unique chart ask yourself to what degree (if at all) you are adopting these traits in the Sagittarius ruled parts of your life (and indeed, in life in general).

In these beginning stages of this transit aim to adopt these traits and infuse these energies into your life and specifically the Sag ruled parts of life.

Maybe listen to the Soulstrology Jupiter Soundbath (link below for your ease) as you do this cosmic coaching for yourself so that the sounds and vibrations of Jupiter himself can help you on an energetic level to start this transit off on the right note.

It’s time to get lucky, so let’s expect miracles, for ourselves and our beloved world.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and will be back next week with more cosmic updates.

Love,

Ambi x

JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE

Aries/Aries rising: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing

Taurus/Taurus rising: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging

Gemini/Gemini rising: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic

Cancer/Cancer rising: Daily lifestyle and routine. Health - mind/body/soul.

Leo/Leo rising: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity

Virgo/Virgo rising: Home, family, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.

Libra/Libra rising: Your mind and communication and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community

Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem

Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: Your identity, appearance and how others view you

Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects

Aquarius/Aquarius rising: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.

Pisces/Pisces rising: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy

 



 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 




Jupiter Retrograde: April 10 - August 11

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy Tuesday :)

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying this new lunar cycle and Aries season…

Tomorrow, April 10 sees Jupiter turn retrograde as he does every year for around four months.

He begins his retrograde at 24 degrees of Sagittarius and ends his retrograde at 14 degrees of Sagittarius. Look out for where you have Sagittarius ruling your unique chart to see the life areas being impacted by this retrograde.

The Soulstrology Jupiter in retrograde zodiac guide below to help you with that, just read as always for your sun and rising sign.

If you want to be more specific then check where you have between 14 and 24 degrees of Sagittarius falling exactly in your chart as well as noticing any planets between 12 and 26 degrees of Sagittarius as they are near enough to the retrograde and direct motions to be impacted by this retrograde too.

Now, as I may have already mentioned in the April cosmic update, Jupiter’s retrograde (along with the other retrogrades of this month) is not to be feared but rather to be embraced.

Think of it like this, Jupiter is the great healer and cosmic benefic. He brings healing to areas of our lives, he brings a feeling of optimism, expansion and often just plain old good luck.

And sometimes major miracles….especially in Sagittarius where he is ‘at home’ (as he rules Sagittarius) and therefore his energies are extra potent.

For all of us, Sagittarius rules somewhere in our charts and thus certain life areas which have been benefiting from Jupiter since last November 2018 and will continue to benefit through to December 2019.

This transit, as with every Jupiter transit, sets us up for a new season in the life areas receiving Jupiter’s energies for the next eleven years.

He will next return to Sagittarius in October 2030 when he will once again bring his energies with him to the Sagittarius ruled parts of our charts/lives.

If you haven’t already (if you are a newer Member) then please read the Jupiter in Sagittarius post from last November 2018.

If you have read it, then please perhaps re-read it to remind yourself of the cosmic energies and therefore the energies that this transit is bringing our way.

So what next? What do we do in this retrograde?

Well, as you know unlike Mercury this isn’t a three week retrograde with lessons crammed into a short period of time.

And actually, unlike Mercury’s retrograde which can feel very discombobulating and almost at times feel like a punishment, Jupiter’s retrograde is giving us the chance to REDO miracles in an area of our lives.

Although the retrograde realizations, shifts and magic may unfold more slowly over the next four months, at the outset of the retrograde we have an amazing opportunity to REVIEW how Jupiter in Sagittarius has treated us so far, how much we have harnessed the energies of this very powerful transit and how we can perhaps get even more out of this transit as well as what we want another chance at ‘redoing’.

So with this in mind, below are some cosmic coaching questions and journal prompts.

Please note that some of these are general life questions to ask yourselves and some are specifically in relation to the Sagittarius ruled parts of your chart/life.

  1. Look back between last November 2018 and today, April 2019. Do you feel you have become more optimistic in this time? Do you have more faith? Do you see the glass more as half full rather than half empty? Are you more generous/compassionate? How has your personal spirituality developed and progressed over this time? Remember there are no right or wrong answers, just an opportunity to review and reset but the idea is that we want to see if across the board in our lives, we have adopted the light of Jupiter in Sagittarius.

  2. Review the Sagittarius ruled parts of your charts/lives (see Soulstrology zodiac guide below).

    Ask yourself, what if any healing has taken place in regards to these areas of life? What expansion has occurred? Have any miracles taken place -small or ‘large’ miracles are miracles so don’t forget to count all and any!

  3. Having answered the above question, ask yourself what else you would like to experience in these life areas (and indeed in life across the board) in the remainder of the Jupiter in Sagittarius transit? What healing, expansion, miracles?

  4. Having answered the above question, next ask yourself what you are prepared to DO and how you are prepared to BE a la Jupiter in Sagittarius in your life generally and in these specific life areas? What I mean by this is that if you want to have luck, you need to believe in luck. If you want to receive miracles, you should in some small way be creating miracles for others? (every little bit helps) If you want expansion and abundance then are you in some way helping others create expansion and abundance in their lives? Do you really believe and have faith? A great yard stick of this is how you feel….if you really have faith and trust, you will notice a sense of peace…Are you counting your existing blessings and being optimistic about life in general (and of course the Sag ruled parts of life) or are you looking at the glass as half empty?

  5. Once you’ve answered these questions listen to the Jupiter and Earth soundbath (link below for your ease, I have been listening on repeat for the last day!) and then perhaps write up any further insights and maybe even a summary of what you have so far gotten out of this Jupiter in Sagittarius transit and what you would like to get out of it and how you are going to use this retrograde period over the next few months to harness the benefit of this powerful transit in your life, for your highest good and the greater good of all…



As an interesting FYI, I was born with Jupiter retrograde natally in my midheaven/tenth house, conjunct my moon….it’s a pretty powerful placement and I will say that I have experienced extraordinary luck in my life, as well as of course, some huge lessons and cosmic smackdowns ;)

What I have learnt with my retrograde natal Jupiter is how important it is to BE what I am seeking in my life and to adopt the higher qualities and light of Jupiter and Sagittarius, not because I am ‘trying’ to manifest something, but because it is the right thing to do.

And yes, the miracles and magic manifests too but that’s just a very nice extra.

I adopt the goodness of Jupiter/Sagittarius because it feels good to be kind, compassionate, generous, to be optimistic and choose faith over fear, to believe in equality and justice for all and to try in some small way to be part of that. It feels like I am being the best version of myself when I do that and I feel so much more aligned with my soul. It makes my SOUL feel FULL.

Also when you are busy doing and being all of that, you don’t have time to overly navel gaze and the cosmos can take care of you and your needs….

Just some food for thought from this Sagittarius Sun sign with a fourth house stellium in Sagittarius as we get ready to embrace this retrograde…

Love,

Ambi x

SOULSTROLOGY JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS ZODIAC GUIDE

Aries: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing

Taurus: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging

Gemini: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic

Cancer: Daily lifestyle and routine, work and service. Health - mind/body/soul.

Leo: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity

Virgo: Home, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.

Libra: Your mind and communication and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community

Scorpio: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem

Sagittarius: Your identity, appearance and how others view you

Capricorn: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects

Aquarius: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.

Pisces: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy.

 







Mars in Gemini: April 1 – May 16

Ambi Sitham

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Happy Sunday and almost April!

Tomorrow, as we begin April, Mars, the planet of action, energy and drive, moves out of Taurus and into Gemini, meaning we start April off on an energetically higher vibration.

For more on this transit please enjoy this blog by the fabulous Lexie Rollet and don’t forget to check out her offerings and astro courses (she is offering an 11% discount to Soulstrology Members!) and connect with her on Instagram.

MARS IN GEMINI

Coming off of Mars in Taurus, we are probably a little ready for the energy planet to be in such an active sign. With the onset of Aries season, I’m sure you had plenty of interest to do something, to start something. But have you yet? If your answer is “No”, don’t feel bad. Mars in Taurus really isn’t a placement that inspires immediate action. 

No worries, though! For the rest of the Aries season, Mars will be in Gemini, which is an EXCELLENT combination. For all of you astro-savvy people, this is what we would call a sextile aspect. These two signs work extremely well with each other, but what’s even more important are the planets involved. Mars is the natural ruler of Aries so since the Sun is in Aries, we must look to Mars to help us understand just how active this Aries season really is. 

As said earlier, the first few weeks, although there was a desire to get shit done (Aries Sun), there probably wasn’t a huge energetic push to actually do it (Taurus Mars). With Mars in Gemini now, this will definitely change. Everything that Aries is inspiring you to do will have the support of intellectual and high energy Gemini. Here are some important things to know about Gemini and how Mars expresses itself in this sign:

Gemini is the mutable air sign of the zodiac. The air element puts the majority of Gemini’s energy in the mind. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which adds brilliance to Gemini’s mind. The mutable nature makes Gemini an adapter who wants to help the situation. When Mars is here, as long as there is an established direction (put in place by Aries), Gemini can make it intellectually possible. If there is no direction that is established, Mars in Gemini can express itself through anxiety, nervous energy, and continuous thought. 

Mars also governs our sexual energy. Mars in Gemini sexual energy is all about the mind. I know. You’re shocked. But seriously, the best way for us to get in the mood during this season is to experience it in the mind first. Connect on an intellectual level with your sexual partner, write a collaborative erotic novel through your texts back and forth, start talking about what you’re going to do that night when you first wake up in the morning. It’s all about creating a mental desire and enjoying the lead up to the actual act, more so than the act itself. 

Some words of caution with this Mars transit: don’t allow yourself to be “all talk”. This is a tendency when Mars is in Gemini: action looks more like talking about action. Yes, things will be discussed and quickly decided upon. This is even a wonderful time to use words (written or spoken) to motivate and inspire people to get on board with you! But don’t stay in the “inspire” phase. You will need to show the actions that you’re promising.

Now, for some insight for each sign while Mars in Gemini:

ARIES/ARIES RISING: The power of persuasion is on your side during this transit. All of those big and bold ideas of yours can be made possible with the power of intellectual and communicative Mars in Gemini. You should have no issue asserting yourself and speaking your mind during this transit. Just check that temper. No use in shooting yourself in the foot with unnecessary arguments. 

TAURUS/TAURUS RISING: Manifest that money, Taurus!! Has Aries inspired some ideas for you to get some extra cash? Great! Now let Mars do its work! Talk up the idea, share your message with others, inspire and motivate, apply intellect - not just emotion. By employing Gemini traits, Mars will have a better chance of manifesting more money. Just make sure there’s a plan for the money once you’ve acquired it. 

GEMINI/GEMINI RISING: Hello Mars! With Mars in your home, you might find yourself making even impulsive decisions than you did before! You’re a little less likely to listen to advice and counsel during this time, which is kind of ideal for you if you want to get anything done. Advice from others is great, but it could cause you to change your mind too soon.

CANCER/CANCER RISING: Mars is in your spiritual house during this transit. This is really pulling your energy inward. Your feelings, your intuition, your thoughts, even your sexual drive may all be in high gear, but difficult to let bubble to the surface. Let this be a time to deeply connect with yourself again. 

LEO/LEO RISING: Take it to the masses! The energy planet is in your house of community and friendships which is great for getting other people involved in what you’re trying to accomplish! You may even feel a sense of responsibility for these people, like what you’re trying to accomplish will benefit them, as well. Just make sure to not get into unnecessary arguments.

VIRGO/VIRGO RISING: Lots of energy for your career right now!! Take initiative, lean into your ambition, and use the Gemini communication powers to inspire others to get involved with your plans. You definitely like to air on the side of “doing it all yourself” but use this transit to challenge yourself to motivate other people to help you.

LIBRA/LIBRA RISING: You may feel driven to sharing your philosophies with others. Connect with people on shared values, ethics, and ideals in order to inspire the action you desire. This may also be a wonderful time to do some traveling! Live life to the fullest while Mars is in Gemini! You deserve it!

SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING: It’s sexy time for you during this transit (but when is it not sexy time, Scorpio??). This time around, it’s extremely important for you to get turned on in the mind, first. And yeah, there might be some energy inspiring you to pursue multiple people. Just make sure you’re not doing anything that’s out of line with the lifestyle you’re currently living.

SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING: You’re definitely known for your independence, Sag, and with Mars being in your house of partnership right now, the script isn’t really changing. But it does add a bit of impulsivity. You might find yourself making some impulsive moves, maybe even being a little bit aggressive. Whoever is fortunate enough to win your affections will most assuredly be gifted with your ramped up sex drive.

CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING: How are those fitness and health goals going? Meh? Well, Mars is here to give you a boost! Quickly pick a plan of attack and go all in on it. If the plan could involve a few different ways to move your body, that would be ideal so you don’t get bored. This is also a time to put in some much-needed energy into your daily work tasks. 

AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING: It’s quite a time for competition! Maybe get involved in rec-sports so you can burn off some of that competitive energy. Otherwise, you may take that competitive edge to the bedroom. Maybe that’s actually a good thing right now? But ultimately, get into the romantics of it all and excite in the mind first. Really lay into the adventure leading up to getting physical.

PISCES/PISCES RISING: Got some home projects in mind? This would be a great time to get after them! Make a mentally stimulating game out of it with all the members of your household (even if it’s just you). If you aren’t intellectually inspired and there isn’t too much going on, you’ll lose interest pretty quickly. Watch out for conflict within the home during this time. Arguments are more apt to happen. 

 

 

 

April 2019: Awakenings

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost April :)

These monthly cosmic updates are now also Soulstrology Member only content and so are exclusively for you.

I hope you enjoy these cosmic updates as they pop into your inbox each month giving you the heads up about the cosmic influences in the month ahead as well as dates to log into your Soulstrology Member area to access the latest blogs (as I won’t pop into your inbox each time there is a new blog as I don’t want to overly bombard you…but heads up there is a new post waiting for you on the move of Venus into Pisces written by Soulstrology cosmic star Lexie Rollet which you should definitely check out).

Onward to April 2019 a month in which will see three planets turn retrograde…but to our advantage.

This month, cosmic benefic Jupiter, cosmic life coach Saturn and cosmic transformer Pluto all turn retrograde.

But this news should not cause you to shudder or to be fearful.

These are bigger planets, more traditionally considered ‘outer’ planets and unlike Mercury, Mars and Venus whose respective retrograde motions can wreak havoc with our lives, these planets retrograde motions do not have the same visceral aarrrgh retrograde impact upon us earthlings.

This is partially because these planets are literally further away from Earth and therefore their movement (or rather perceived movement) is not so discombobulating to us.

Also, their retrogrades last way longer (approximately 4-6 months) and so we don’t feel the same intensity of the retrograde lessons in a shorter period of time (such as for example, Mercury where I think it is safe to say we all FEEL all the FEELS and all at once!)

The start of these retrogrades this month, post the first Mercury retrograde of the year and in the start of not only the new astrological year but also a new season of life, will lead to many awakenings.

Regardless of our sign, Aries season will have us focusing on ourselves.

Our identities, autonomy, appearance, our inner leader (yes, each of us is a leader in our own unique way!) and how we go about manifesting our ambitions as well as how we deal with conflict with others.

Each retrograde will have specific lessons for the specific life areas which the planet/zodiac sign rules in our charts but they will in some way be contributing to awakenings we have about ourselves (Aries) this month.

It is a powerful month ahead.

Hopefully one in which we can shake off the fuzziness of the Mercury retrograde in Pisces and can harness the fiery energy of Aries and the new astrological year to forge ahead with a new season of life.

More on this to come in your various Member blogs (all listed below for your ease of reference)

April 2019 Soulstrology Mantras

I embrace the opportunity for a fresh start, a clean slate and a new chapter

I allow myself to be excited by the possibilities of this new season

I listen to my inner voice in order to hear my truth and strive to honor what is truthful and right for me in this season of my life

I am open to the messages and lessons which can help me awaken my true self and live more in alignment with my true self which I trust will serve both me and others

COSMIC DATES FOR DIARY APRIL 2019

April 1: Mars moves into Gemini (Soulstrology Members blog)

April 2: Mercury in Pisces conjunct Neptune - dreamy creative aspect but also has the potential for clouding perspective and reality. Take time to be clear in communications.

April 5: New Moon in Aries (Soulstrology Members blog plus Soulstrology Scopes)

April 7: Mercury in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn - positive aspect for being creative/intuitive and practical

April 10: Venus in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces - dreamy, romantic, creative aspect but be mindful of being overly romantic/rose tinted and being unrealistic (or being deceived)

April 10: Sun in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn - tense aspect, watch out for ego conflicts/clashes with authorities/powers that be

April 10: Jupiter Retrograde begins (Soulstrology Members blog)

April 10: Mercury in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn - positive harmonious aspect for transformative thinking and communications

April 12: Mercury in Pisces square Jupiter in Sagittarius - this aspect may result in you feeling good and thinking magnanimously but be mindful of thinking too big/not being pragmatic

April 12: Venus in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn - a positive aspect for being practical around creativity, romantic and financial matters

April 13: Sun in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn - tense aspect, watch out for conflict, power struggles

April 14: Sun in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius - powerful positive aspect

April 14: Venus in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn - harmonious aspect for creative, financial and romantic matters

April 15: Venus in Pisces square Jupiter in Sagittarius - be mindful of overdoing things, whether financially, romantically or with creative endeavors

April 16: Mercury retrograde shadow ends

April 19: Full Moon in Libra (Soulstrology Member blog and Soulstrology Scopes)

April 20: Taurus season begins with the Sun’s move into Taurus

April 21: Venus moves into Aries (Soulstrology Members blog)

April 24: Pluto Retrograde begins (Soulstrology Members blog)

April 29/30: Saturn retrograde begins (Soulstrology Members blog)

Wishing you all a month of awareness, awakenings and the courage to take appropriate action!

Love,

Ambi x

Venus in Pisces: March 27 - April 20

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy Tuesday!

Hopefully you are all enjoying Aries season and the start of Spring and not feeling those murky Mercury retrograde feels toooo much.

As you all know Mercury is due to station direct later this week (Saturday March 30 - the day of our April Member call, yikes, hope he doesn’t mess with us!) and this week we also have Venus on the move as she moves into Pisces tomorrow, Wednesday March 27 where she will remain until April 20.

Hopefully this will bring rose tinted glasses and romance back into our love lives after the Venus in Aquarius transit (and given that Mercury will be direct again).

Fellow Soulstrologer, Lexie Rollet of Alexandria Astrology has contributed this wonderful piece on the forthcoming Venus in Pisces transit for our community.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Don’t forget to check Lexie out on Instagram where she posts useful astro insights regularly.

Happy Tuesday and start to Venus in Pisces!

Love,

Ambi x

Intuition and Flow

Pisces is one of the most intuitive signs in the Zodiac and when it is using its intuition is when its performing at its best. Pisces doesn’t want to force something with plans, organization, and practicality. It wants to let in the flow and whatever is supposed to be, will be. Pisces has an inherent knowing that takes over, almost without realizing it. If there was ever a time to trust our intuition in regards to our love life, manifesting our deepest desires, or making money, it is now! 

 

Tools for Self-Discovery

Even though the energy that surrounds us now is wonderful for accessing our intuition, doesn’t mean that it’s easy for all of us. Sometimes it can be difficult for Pisces to trust itself, so an excellent practice to develop that trust is to use tools to help us access it. A few tools to consider are crystals, tarot, journaling, sound baths, tuning forks, Mala beads, essential oils, just to name a few. When using them, trust that they will inform your intuition; but recognize that they aren’t the source of your intuition. 

 

Boundaries

This will be a time when boundaries are a hot topic. We will experience the natural inclination to NOT have boundaries. For some, that will feel really, really good. But for others, they will feel suffocated and disoriented. This will definitely be present in love and relationships. For some, you can almost start to feel like you no longer know where you end and where your partner begins. This energy doesn’t last forever so if deep and powerful connection is something you’ve been missing, then this would be the perfect time to experience what it’s like to love others as a Pisces does.

 

Maintaining Balance

Venus very much wants things to be level, balanced and harmonic. But Pisces makes this difficult with extreme emotions and lack of boundaries. So this time is more about balancing the flow. Seems odd, doesn’t it? But extremely important because when Venus is in Pisces, we risk the possibility of losing reality. Especially since Neptune is in its home of Pisces right now. It’s very easy for Venus to live with rose-colored glasses, altering reality to appear prettier than it actually is. And Pisces can make up its own reality altogether. 

Below is what each sign might want to focus on during this transit that will occur from March 27th to April 21st. 

ARIES - For you, Venus is activating your money house. By deeply connecting with others, truly understanding their needs, and genuinely wanting to help them, Venus will help you manifest. However, this Pisces energy adds the potential of giving too much of your money away for the benefit of others and being a little too lax in your spending. Boundaries will be extremely important for you this month.

 

TAURUS - Venus is providing wonderful creative energy and giving you a gift of charming communication. This is a stellar time to connect with others on a deeper level and people may even gravitate to you with a need to talk about their feelings. Just be careful to not over-promise or talk yourself into a situation where someone gets the wrong idea about your intentions. You just want to make people feel good about themselves, nothing more.

 

GEMINI - With Venus in your house of home, this month may inspire you to get dreamy with home-reno plans or even get dreamy about how to better balance the home dynamic you have. Definitely be conscious of your spending habits when it comes to buying things for your home. You may look up at the end of the transit and ask, “Where did all of my money go?!”

 

CANCER - Venus is all up in your romantic and creative house. This gives you the ability to tap into your most tender emotions and be very generous in your love life. However, there’s a possibility of becoming involved with people unintentionally. If you’re coupled already, make sure you put this Pisces energy toward your partner instead of toward some co-worker (or otherwise) that is trying to show their affections for you. 

 

LEO - You might see a flow state happening at work for the next month. Just be mindful if someone is getting too much of the load, which could even be you. This is a time to make sure there’s a balance of the flow of work. If one person is taking on too much, they may justify it by saying they are doing what’s best for the company and their associates but there is a risk of burnout.

 

VIRGO - Oh the feels!! They are ever-present in your relationships for the next few weeks. Venus is there giving you the desire to be even more affectionate and romantic and Pisces is there to make that connection even deeper. Just be cautious that you’re giving this to someone who truly deserves it and is showing you the same amount of affection back.

 

LIBRA - You may find yourself deeply entangled within someone’s sheets. The power of Venus and the energy of Pisces is infusing your sex life with intensity, generosity, imagination, creativity, and a whole lot of intuition. It’s almost like you know exactly what your partner needs without them telling you. This is truly a situation of not knowing where you end and they begin. Just be aware of their true intentions and don’t get caught up in a false reality you’ve created for yourself.

 

SCORPIO - You may find it easier to connect on a deeper level with people from different backgrounds, and therefore find greater acceptance. This is also a really great time to check in with your general philosophies and explore if maybe furthering your education might be a good option for you. Check with yourself to see if you are truly and deeply connected to the morals you’ve been operating by thus far. 

 

SAGITTARIUS - Finding flow in your work will be a focus for you. You might have had the tendency to get lost in your work in the past and that has served you well but it’s also gotten you into some difficult situations. However, Venus is here to help you build in some balance. Do some work with boundary setting so that you can find the sweet spot between being in flow, but being able to come out of flow at a reasonable time. 

 

CAPRICORN - Social hour for you!! Deep connections with larger amounts of people and any community you’re in will be much easier over the next few weeks. This is also a really wonderful time to get extra dreamy about your hopes and wishes for your life. This could potentially be a good time to let those dreams run rampant and really see what you can come up with. Dream big, right?! Just don’t remain so dreamy that you don’t get any work done, though.

 

AQUARIUS - Finding balance in the depths of your spirituality will most likely take a front seat over the next few weeks. This is an especially great time for you to reconnect with your intuition and employ some of the self-discovery tools mentioned earlier. Spend some time alone to dig into what your spiritual practices are, what purpose do they serve in your life, and how they can coexist with everything else you envision for your life.

 

PISCES - With Venus in your sign right now, you may feel a bit extra affectionate towards others and might even attract more people to you. Your kind-hearted and gentle energy is much desired right now which makes you feel needed and loved. Words of caution with this are to not lose yourself in others to the point that you start sacrificing your time, energy, or even money for people who wouldn’t happily return the favor. Use this time to help others where absolutely necessary but mostly focus on connecting with yourself and giving yourself what you truly need.

 

 

 

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces: March 5 - 28 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost New Moon and Mercury turns retrograde!

Tuesday March 5 is the start of the first retrograde of 2019 which also happens to be a Mercury retrograde.

Hopefully you will have all read the Mercury in Pisces post from a couple of weeks ago which would have highlighted what some of this very long transit of Mercury in Pisces means for each of us and how best we can use it.

But now Mercury is officially retrograde and so it is a good time for us to remind ourselves of what this retrograde is all about, what to be wary of and how best we can use it to our advantage.

Mercury rules communication of all sorts (listening, speaking, the spoken and written word - and mail comes into this!) our minds (how we think, what we think about, our mental processing) travel (of all kinds), technology and contracts.

Even though Mercury retrograde is in many ways a planetary illusion. I know I refer to the planet doing a backwards dance and it does in terms of the zodiac degrees, but it doesn’t actually turn around and move in another direction.

Nonetheless, I think most of us can attest to feeling all the feels (and not necessarily in a good way!) when good ole Mercury turns retrograde.

Communication can get tricky. People can misunderstand each other through miscommunication. This can result in mixed messages and even conflict. We may not receive certain messages (those texts, phone calls or emails which go missing into cyberspace). We may experience delays in receiving our mail, causing us issues elsewhere.

We may experience travel hiccups.

From a flat tire, to dreadful traffic (I kid you not it is amazing how much worse the traffic is during mercury retrogrades) to missed flights and more.

We may find our thinking really fuzzy and find it difficult to get clarity within our own minds on something important.

We may experience brain freeze and find it difficult to harness our minds at work or in creative projects.

Contracts can be an issue at this time. Whether formal contracts or verbal ones, prior contracts can come back to haunt us at this time.

If we are trying to enter into a contract it may prove difficult to pin the other party down and we may have to take extra care as the contract as it stands may not truly serve us.

Technology can go horribly wrong at this time. Gadgets breaking. Computers crashing.

All of this can slow us down as we attempt to go about our daily lives and progress our plans and can lead to a sense of frustration and irritation.

And then the past comes knocking…perhaps things we need to revisit, reconsider, reconcile, review etc….

This isn’t always easy (or welcome) as we may be completely blindsided by the past coming knocking and/or it may be a painful experience.

But as always, we must remember, that every aspect has a duality to it and that Mercury retrograde also offers us a powerful opportunity to s l o w down and to do all things RE and indeed allow ourselves to revisit and ultimately reset/restart an area of life.

Sometimes the past coming knocking for reconciling (within our psyches and in real life), sometimes for final resolution and sometimes for a resounding success (my green card application which I REsubmitted during a mercury retro shadow period was finally approved during the mercury retrograde - a merc retro miracle indeed!).

In the days leading up to Mercury stationing retrograde the shadow period will have felt very intense.

Notice what happened over the last five days/week.

It may give you a clue as to what this retrograde means for you…or some of the themes you may need to be dealing with over the next few weeks.

Now Mercury retrograde in Pisces is going to be interesting for various reasons (and please do re-read the Mercury in Pisces blog from a couple of weeks ago as it has pertinent information which you should pay attention to) but in short, it is likely to mean we may feel ever so slightly lost at sea, or adrift, over the next few weeks.

This is because Pisces is a sign which (regardless of our zodiac sign) rules the psyche and the subconscious mind and given Mercury rules the mind, this combination could bring up a lot of ‘stuff’ that we are not totally clear on, which is unexpected and which makes us feel a little mentally (and emotionally) out of sorts.

Pisces also rules what we keep ‘hidden’ and secrets and so this might be a time when some past secret/thing we keep hidden currently raises its head and makes us feel a little out at sea (all these references to the sea are because Pisces is ruled by Neptune and Neptune is the god of the sea).

And of course in each of our unique charts Pisces rules different life areas/themes.

So we need to be aware of what these themes are (see Soulstrology zodiac guide below) and that they will need to be revisited over the next few weeks and as per the Mercury in Pisces blog from a couple of weeks ago, that if any old wounds resurface, they come up for final healing and closure, so we can each experience a sweet, new chapter.

Note that this Mercury retrograde takes place at the all critical final degree of Pisces (29 degrees) meaning that it is a particularly powerful retrograde which we are likely to feel for all the reasons laid out in the Mercury in Pisces blog from a couple of weeks ago (namely the end of the transit of wounded healer Chiron in Pisces).

This Mercury retrograde will be impacting the New Moon in Pisces which takes place the following day (the cosmos certainly has a sense of humor!) and you will be able to read about that in separate posts coming very soon.

For a general Mercury Retrograde do’s and dont’s and a throwback , ‘revisiting’ past astro posts of my own (in true Mercury retrograde style) please read my Huffington Post blog from 2014 as the advice still stands true to this day.

Wishing you a mindful start to this Mercury retrograde! Don’t forget to listen to a soundbath or two to help you out (there is a specific Mercury retrograde soundbath and plenty more for you to access!)

Love,

Ambi x

MERCURY RETROGRADE IN PISCES SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE

Aries/Aries rising: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects.

Taurus/Taurus rising: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.

Gemini/Gemini rising: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy.

Cancer/Cancer rising: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing.

Leo/Leo rising: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging.

Virgo/Virgo rising: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic.

Libra/Libra rising: Daily lifestyle, work and routine. Health - mind/body/soul.

Scorpio/Scorpio rising: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity, children.

Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: Home, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.

Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Your mind and communication, your voice in all formats and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community.

Aquarius/Aquarius rising: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem

Pisces/Pisces rising: Your identity, appearance and how others view you. The essence of you.

Venus in Aquarius: March 2 – 26 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you’ve had a good start to March….I don’t know about you but I am feeling all those pre-retrograde shadow feels BIG time….argh!

More coming on this soon but in the meantime, a cosmic update for you all is that Venus has moved into Aquarius and our beloved fellow Soulstrologer Lexie Rollet of Alexandria Astrology has written this piece for our community….read on below and don’t forget to read her note for your zodiac sign - remember to read for both your Sun and Rising sign….

When Venus was in Capricorn, our relationships may have felt serious and heavy. Venus in Aquarius is a stark contrast from that! From March 2nd until March 26th, our relationships will be much more lighthearted and fun! The main thing to look out for with this, especially in our romantic relationships, is that Aquarius is even more unemotional than Capricorn. But don’t worry, there’s a lot of positivity here.

The sign of Aquarius is quite quirky and extremely fun! Although Aquarius is a fixed sign, Aquarius does not accept the status quo and relies on it’s creativity and ingenuity to come up with new and cool ideas. What some people might not know about Aquarius is that all of these cool and fresh ideas are for the benefit of the many, not the few. Aquarius naturally has a humanitarian streak, and this is often why you see them having many acquaintances and friends.

Venus, as I’m sure you already know but I’ll remind you, is all about love, harmony, balance, money, manifesting, and creating. When Venus is in Aquarius, we have to merge the Aquarius energy with this Venus energy. As a collective, (and truly as a collective; Aquarius is ALL ABOUT the collective), we will feel more social. We will want to connect with more and more people and share our friendly love with as many as possible. We will feel more inclined to serve the many, not the few, and create a balance between us all.

Aquarius doesn’t let emotion get in the way. If it did, then it wouldn’t be able to be objective with its humanitarian ideas. This is why emotions won’t be as strong during this time. So if you are coupled or dating and you feel a coldness from either side of the relationship, don’t be afraid of it! This could actually be very helpful and you both can be more of a team trying to reach a common goal.

Yes, this time is laced with socializing, friendships, and connections, but there’s one thing throwing a wrench in all of it: Mercury Retrograde. Mercury Retrograde starts on March 6th and will direct itself on March 29th, all in the sign of Pisces. As a reminder, do not be afraid of Mercury Retrograde, just be aware of it.

With Mercury in Pisces, our communication can take a turn for the emotional and sensitive, very different from the unemotional Venus we have in Aquarius. This means that you must use caution when communicating. You don’t have to stay indoors for the entire month or anything but you should REview, REflect, and REfresh before shouting anything on the rooftops. Maybe take a moment before saying anything and ask yourself, “Am I overreacting? Am I being overly emotional? Am I about to say something that could make them cry? Could this be taken the wrong way?”

Above all, make your intentions clear with any relationship. Venus in Aquarius can easily cause us to become confused if we’re in love or we’re just friends. Throw in a retrograde Mercury and then it becomes even more confusing! Just be clear and don’t assume they know where your head and heart are.

ARIES - This is a very social time for you. Spending time with larger groups and friend circles will feel really good and give you energy. Some lovely opportunities might even come your way through others. Just be cautious and not move too quickly. Do your due diligence. Also be cautious of not mistaking friendship for love.

 

TAURUS - Venus is giving you some creative and harmonious powers in your career and public persona. You might see some positive growth in your career. However, since Mercury is retrograde, just make sure you aren’t involving yourself in the office gossip. It could put you in a very sticky situation that you don’t deserve to be in.

 

GEMINI - Travel and foreign people may be quite a large focus for you over these couple of weeks. Perhaps someone from another state moves in to your apartment building and you become fast friends, or maybe your work needs you to go on a business trip. One thing is sure, this is a really great time to expand your thinking and check in with your philosophical beliefs.

 

CANCER - These next couple weeks may be all hot and steamy with Venus in your intimate house. Don’t forget, this house also governs over joint finances so there could be an opportunity for financial growth through others. However, even if you are benefiting from other people, don’t forget that you still have responsibilities.

 

LEO - Your one-to-one relationships will have a lovely dose of Venus energy. You may feel extra affectionate during this time and really crave a balance in your relationships. With the Aquarian energy, you may be more inclined to feel friendly, rather than romantic. There is nothing wrong with this, but just don’t be surprised if intentions aren’t clear from both sides.

 

VIRGO - This will most likely be an interesting time for you at work. This would be a great time to focus on creating more harmony with co-workers and making sure everyone is doing their fair share of the work. Just be cautious of retrograde Mercury. This would also be a great time to revamp your health goals and plans.

 

LIBRA - Look out! You just might take center stage! With Venus in your house of romance and fun, you may feel a pull to be way more social than you already are and crave more attention. With Mercury Retrograde, this might not be the best play, but what you can do is follow the creative energy and see what you can come up with!

 

SCORPIO - Creative energy might be encouraging you to make some changes to the aesthetics of your home. If these plans have been in the works, go for it. But if they just sprung to your mind, maybe do very small projects that can easily be reversed. Wait until Mercury is direct before doing major home reno’s. Also, this might be a great time to reconnect with a mother-figure in your life.

 

SAGITTARIUS - Depending on your specific chart, you might actually be a little frustrated during this time. Venus is providing wonderful creative energy and giving you a gift of eloquent communication. But then Mercury is retrograde, making your messages land flat. No worries, use this Venus energy for reflection and journaling. After Mercury is direct, share your ideas.

 

CAPRICORN - Venus is activating the money house for you. This could really go two ways: Venus allows you to manifest more money, or Venus could encourage you to spoil yourself and buy #allofthethings. Use your best judgement, especially since Mercury Retrograde is here. It could be a mix of both if you’ve been working hard leading up to this time.

 

AQUARIUS - What a wonderful time to be you! With Venus in your sign, you’re extra flirty, extra friendly, extra charming….#extra? Probably! You’ll definitely attract more attention during this time. Just make sure you’re not forcing it and trying to live too fast. Mercury has other ideas in mind.

 

PISCES - Venus is in your house of spirituality for these couple of weeks and Mercury is retrograde in your sign...you’ll want to give and give your love to others and be truly selfless, but sharing that message might prove difficult. It’s okay! Feel those feelings, journal it out, connect with your spirituality (this is where you are most comfortable anyway), and then when Mercury is direct again, share your realizations.



Mars in Taurus: February 15 - March 31 2019

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy LOVE day!

Just so you know I am running a giveaway on Instagram for either a reading or coaching session.

One of my wonderful team will be picking a winner at random and I would love if one of you won but trust it will go to the person who needs it the most.

And I will be running more giveaways in the future including ones specific/solely for our Soulstrology community!

Onwards to Mars who later today moves out of Aries and will make his way into Taurus (officially on Friday February 15).

My fellow Soulstrologer the wonderful Lexie Rollet of Alexandria Astrology has contributed another piece to our community on this transit, along with a message for each zodiac sign.

Check it out and don’t forget to check Lexie out and connect with her. She is a true cosmic gem!

Love,

Ambi x

Mars will be moving into Taurus on the 15th and it will remain there until March 31st; proving to be quite a stubborn transit. It will be moving away from its home in Aries and into Taurus, a fairly slow-moving and stubborn sign. Taurus is a fixed sign, and it’s arguably THE MOST fixed sign. 

Understanding Taurus is important when trying to figure out what Mars will be like when it’s there. Mars isn’t particularly happy being in Taurus because Mars is pure energy. Mars wants to go-go-go and constantly be active. The energy planet doesn’t really get to do that when in Taurus UNLESS Taurus is ready to act, and in which case, Taurus cannot be stopped. 

Okay, here’s the breakdown of Mars and Taurus:

The Planet, Mars - as said above, it is pure energy, but more specifically, it is physical energy.

Mars governs the way we go about doing things like the speed in which we work, how we are aroused, the way we make love, how physically active we are, our athleticism, our anger, and how we physically process our emotions.

The Sign, Taurus - a few details were already mentioned but yes, it is a fixed sign, its element is Earth, its natural ruler is Venus, and its natural home is in the second house.

Taurus takes its time and prefers to stay away from gray area. Security, especially financially, is extremely important to this sign. Taurus really wants the biggest bang for its buck and will gather all of the facts before making any decisions. Being that it’s ruled by Venus and is an Earth sign, Taurus is incredibly sensual. This sign needs to touch and feel everything and it needs to feel right.

When Mars is in Taurus, Mars is constrained. For example, if Taurus sets out to make a decision, rest assured it will take a long time to deliberate. Taurus wants to check out every possible option, because to them, whatever decision is made is “going to be in place FOREVER”! Of course, that doesn’t have to be the case but Taurus thinks about the long-term. But to be honest, this very long decision-making process is really a combination of weighing every single option along with not thinking about the matter at hand at all until absolutely necessary. Taurus will drag their feet as long as possible, most likely due to the fact that they feel like the decisions they make will just be the rest of their life now!

As a collective, our energy levels may slow, but when we are on aligned, our endurance will increase. Where we were taking fast action and letting our passions guide us from one thing to the next, now we will take our time. We will make sure there’s a foothold to move to instead of moving and hoping one appears. Even our time in the bedroom might be affected. For one thing, we might just lay around in bed a little more than usual! But when it’s time to get frisky? Well, frisky isn’t necessarily the right word in this case. Sex under the Taurus Mars is more sensual and tender. There could be a little bit of roughness, I mean Taurus is Earth for goodness sake! But it’s mostly about feeling each other’s bodies, pleasure for both, soft touches, and creating a safe and supportive space.

What does this mean for each sign? See below and don’t forget to read both your Sun and your Rising sign!

 

ARIES/ARIES RISING: Save, save, save. Mars is in your money house, bringing the question of security to the forefront of your mind. You could feel inspired to go one of two ways: 1. Save every last penny you have; or 2. Spend it all on luxuries because you deserve it! Take inventory of the means you have available to you, focus on that stable Taurus energy, and decide which way is best to go. Maybe you really do need to build up your savings, or maybe you kicked ass when Mars was in Aries and you need a reward. 

TAURUS/TAURUS RISING: With Mars in your corner, your energy increases tenfold. There will be quite a bit of energy around defining who you are and your place in this world. Are you living the way you want to live? Are you being the person you truly want to be? There may be a stronger sense of pride with the answers to these questions.

GEMINI/GEMINI RISING: There’s a bit more energy behind your search for spirituality. You may be more stubborn in your beliefs and not get too much into the more “out there” ways of thinking, but your intuition is more active at the moment. You know what’s right for you and your spiritual journey. Focus inward during this time.

CANCER/CANCER RISING: Watch out for single-mindedness within groups for this transit. You might find yourself drawn to more group activities during this time and you might even be the one taking charge, but there may be a rub where everyone (including you) will be stuck in their ways. Come to a common goal, and push for it as hard as possible.

LEO/LEO RISING: Mars is bringing some awareness to your career and public life. This month and a half are going to show you just how much of a marathon your career is, rather than an all-out sprint. Use the Taurus energy to make important decisions that could have some staying power. This could also be a great time to make sure that the actions you are taking in your career are aligned with your values.

VIRGO/VIRGO RISING: You may be feeling inspired to fight for your beliefs. You have your opinions established and the thought of anyone opposing them feels treacherous. If this is where the energy is taking you, follow it. However, just make sure this is a safe space to express your opinions. You don’t want to go saying something you later regret.

LIBRA/LIBRA RISING: Your passions will run stronger for this month and a half. Use this time to get intimate and to really physically learn your partner. If you aren’t coupled, proceed with caution just in the sense of not giving too much to someone who doesn’t deserve it. This would be a great time to decide if any joint activities are worth your energy (joint finances, joint business ventures, investing, etc.).

SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING: This time may feel a bit conflicting, especially depending on your relationship status. Part of you may feel the need for independence but another part of you will crave genuine connection with another. Finding the balance between the two will be key, but also...tender lovemaking ;-)

SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING: There’s some drive for getting on those health goals that you may have established on January 1. However, that drive might not be incredibly motivated. If you want to get on these goals, don’t wait until the last minute to take action, or else laying around on the couch might be calling your name a little too loudly.

CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING: You may feel the energy to assert yourself in matters of creativity, romance, and your children (if you have any or are thinking about having them). Your competitive drive could be stronger, maybe get into a rec sports league to burn off some of this energy. Or, hop in bed with your mate and burn off some energy that way! 

AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING: For this transit, your energy will be pulled homeward. This is a wonderful time to stay home and get your rest, especially after all of that energy that has been in your sign for the start of 2019! Stay in bed a little longer, refresh the living room with a couple of plush blankets and fluffy pillows. This is your recharge time.

PISCES/PISCES RISING: With Mars in your house of communication, you may be experiencing a bit more stubbornness than usual. This time you’ll feel less compelled to explore someone else’s ideas but rather you will stand firm in what you believe and know to be true. This can be helpful given the circumstances but just take note if you’re being stubborn just to be stubborn, or is this truly a time where you need to stand your ground.