Monday, 15 December 2014

I keep on meeting ......Gemini

We have all the signs, but when a particular sign does not have a planetary representative, then that energy has one less conduit to manifest itself in reality.  For me, that's Gemini.

I have no Gemini planets, but my natal Mercury has many wonderful aspects to other planets (thank God for that!).  My best friend since primary school has a Gemini stellium and most of my chums are air dominant (I have a lack in air).  The Universe has its wonderful way of making sure that we get what we need, i.e. a chart lacking in fire and the native is likely to find him/herself surrounded by dynamic individuals.  

For me, meeting all these Gemini pals is helping me to become more aware of my natural tendency to be on the quiet side.  They remind me to be more communicative, that no man is an island; we are social beings who need to connect with others.  I also tend to take life way too seriously (my Sun-Saturn influence and a heavily-tenanted 8th house), therefore encountering these individuals allow me to see the joy of living in the moment and to lighten up.  

For those who are on the other end of the spectrum, i.e. prone to gossiping and meaningless chattering, seeing another person suffering from verbal diahorrea could reflect their garrulous side.

So really, it's a matter of knowing whether you need to display more Gemini traits or to suppress the excess.  Which one are you?

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Saturday, 13 December 2014

VOC diary for the week beginning 15th December 2014

Greenwich Mean Time 
Monday 15th December:  VOC in Virgo from 02:10 to 04:04
Tuesday 16th December: ***************************

Wednesday 17th December: VOC in Libra from 05:39 to 14:51
Thursday 18th December: ****************************
Friday 19th December: VOC in Scorpio from 21:11 to 21:55

Saturday 20th December: ****************************
Sunday 21st December: VOC in Sagittarius from 12:34

Hong Kong Time
Monday 15th December:  VOC in Virgo from 10:10 to 12:04
Tuesday 16th December: ***************************

Wednesday 17th December: VOC in Libra from 13:39 to 22:51
Thursday 18th December: ****************************
Friday 19th December: *****************************

Saturday 20th December: VOC in Scorpio from 05:11 to 05:55
Sunday 21st December: VOC in Sagittarius from 20:34
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Friday, 12 December 2014

New Moon in Capricorn 2014

Last new moon in 2014 occurs in the sign of Capricorn at 0 degree 06 minutes on 22nd December (GMT).  We also have Mercury, Pluto and Venus joining this new moon in Capricorn.

A cardinal earth sign, Capricorn is about developing a sense of responsibility, becoming aware of one's limits, setting  realistic goals and connecting with our inner authority.

This new moon's ruler, Saturn, is at its final degree of Scorpio, signifying a time of change.  In addition, Uranus is station direct, which is also in a tight conjunction to Pluto (Pluto conjunct Venus).  The tension builds up where on the one hand, we want to stay within our zone of safety and minimise the amount of risk to be taken. However, on the other hand, we feel the urge to leap from what's comfortable, to reach out ambitiously.

Where does this new moon fall in your chart?

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

I keep on meeting...Taurus

What does the Taurean energy want us to become aware of within ourselves?  

If you are prone to be indecisive then meeting Taureans is a message for you to be more steady and firm.  How about if you are on the other end of the spectrum and is rather stubborn?  Then seeing another Taurean mirroring back your rigidity can allow you to see how inflexible you can be.  It's all about reaching a healthy balance.  
Are you an indulgent eater? A compulsive hoarder?  Perhaps it's time to loosen your grip on your material goods.  Developing a healthy self-esteem is the ultimate goal.  You may temporarily feel good while indulging on the luxuries of life, or think that financial success and affluence can bring you happiness, but chances are that when you do eventually get your hands on that dream house/salary/job, you'll discover that you're not as happy as you thought you would be.  It's that inner stability derived from knowing your true self-worth that will stand the test of time.  Another possible manifestation of this earth energy is to build/create something of worth on the material plane.  Once you have discovered what truly matters to you, you'll know what it is that you need to create in this world.

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

I keep on meeting....Aries

Astrology is a celestial language.  It is a way for the stars above to communicate with us.  All we need to do is decipher the meaning behind the patterns formed, i.e. planets dressed in different signs dwelling in various houses.

I remember once I purchased an astrology book talking about what it means if you keep on meeting people under a particular sign.  Just over a decade ago, I kept on meeting one Virgo after another!  Have you had this experience? I believe that there are no coincidences.  There are meanings behind everything, it's just a matter of understanding the message encrypted within.  Therefore, if you keep on encountering individuals born under a particular sign, it's highly likely that there are traits of that sign which you need to be aware of.  

Aries - Keep on meeting these active and dynamic individuals is a probable sign that the Universe would like you to be more brave and courageous.  Blaze a new trail and unleash the warrior in you. Be a pioneer.  Be spontaneous.  On the other hand, if you are prone to be rash and impulsive, then it's time to redress the balance.  It's a matter of projection.  If you find yourself becoming irritated with people who appear to be selfish, do not listen to you, short-tempered and impatient, then there's a high chance that either you have those traits but are unaware of them, or you have acted in those ways in the past and still have not forgiven that part of yourself.   It could be that you are the complete opposite (i.e. selfless, a fantastic listener and have a load of patience) but cannot stand those people who can get away with doing the opposite, e.g. 'He's so big-headed.' (you're probably jealous of his confidence).  'She's such a bitch.' (you may be jealous of her assertiveness because you're a doormat) etc......

This is a fantastic time to introspect and become aware of what's been triggered in your emotional system.  It's nothing to do with the other person, s/he is simply there as a reminder (don't shoot the messenger!).  Why is it that you have that emotional reaction?  Chances are that it can be traced back to a childhood incident which has left a scar inside of you.  Are you willing to track it down and uproot it?

I've been doing this pretty intensively for the past 5 months. Every time, when I feel emotionally triggered/challenged, I would ask myself what is it that I am unhappy about, and then try to relate it back to a childhood incident.  I originally apply the rules of family constellation in this process of 'digging up my emotional roots' but found that including astrology can also add another dimension to this search.

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Jupiter in Leo retrograde 2014

Jupiter goes retrograde from 20:41 (GMT) on Monday 8th December, until 9th April 2015. 

With Jupiter in Leo, the focus is on ourselves. You may not have your Sun in Leo but we all have Leo somewhere in our birth charts - where is yours?  That's the place where the flame wants to be ignited, or to burn more strongly and brightly.  Careful not to overdo it as it is Jupiter we are dealing with!

The expansive planet is in retrograde motion, urging us to go within and communicate with that part of ourselves that want to be seen.  Have you found your own stage to perform upon?  Have you identified that celestial spotlight to stand under, where you can proudly show the world what you are made of?  Use these 4 months to ponder on what it means to allow your authentic self to shine through, to connect with that inner wisdom and tap into the fountain of strength within.

Look in your birth chart, where is that flame of confidence burning?  Also look for your natal Jupiter. 

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Friday, 5 December 2014

VOC diary for the week beginning 8th December 2014

Greenwich Mean Time 
Monday 8th December:  **************************
Tuesday 9th December: ***************************

Wednesday 10th December: VOC in Cancer from 00:14 to 03:14
Thursday 11th December: ****************************
Friday 12th December: VOC in Leo from 12:48 to 15:18

Saturday 13th December: ****************************
Sunday 14th December: *****************************
Hong Kong Time
Monday 8th December:  VOC in Gemini ends at 01:34
Tuesday 9th December: ***************************

Wednesday 10th December: VOC in Cancer from 08:14 to 11:14
Thursday 11th December: ****************************
Friday 12th December: VOC in Leo from 20:48 to 23:18

Saturday 13th December: ****************************
Sunday 14th December: *****************************
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