Sunday, 17 August 2014

New Moon in Virgo 2014


Virgo New Moon at 2 degrees 18 minutes on 25th August 

This new moon is a great time to give our existing belief system (Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Leo) a good old spring clean - or summer clean.  As Virgo is also concerned with our physical health and daily routine, it may be a good time to reassess our current dietary plans and make some healthy changes where needed, perhaps throw in a couple of weekly visits to the gym or join a dance class?  

With this new moon oppose Neptune, we are reminded to gain a holistic view of our health - besides what we eat and how we exercise, be discriminative with our thoughts (Mercury, new moon ruler, also in Virgo) and filter out those negative thinking patterns that are taking us further away our goals and dreams .  Instead, cultivate a calming and positive mind as physical symptoms are signals of our thinking patterns gone askew.

Venus square Saturn-Mars conjunction in Scorpio pushes us to tap into our inner resources and face our fears (instead of running the other way).  With this Saturn-Mars trine Chiron in Pisces, this is likely to be a healing experience.  

Where does this new moon fall in your chart? In which house do you need to spring clean and reorganise yourself?

Saturday, 16 August 2014

VOC diary for the week beginning 18th August 2014


British Summer Time
Monday 18th August:  *********************
                                                 
Tuesday 19th August: **********************

Wednesday 20th August: VOC in Taurus from 03:53 to 09:44
                  
Thursday 21st August: VOC in Cancer from 20:33
                                                 
Friday 22nd August: VOC in Cancer ends at 21:49

Saturday 23rd August: Sun enters Virgo at 05:45
                                
Sunday 24th August: VOC in Leo from 09:25

Hong Kong Time
Monday 18th August:  VOC in Gemini ends at 06:41
                                                 
Tuesday 19th August: **********************

Wednesday 20th August: VOC in Taurus from 10:53 to 16:44
                  
Thursday 21st August: ***********************
                                                 
Friday 22nd August: VOC in Cancer from 03:33

Saturday 23rd August: VOC in Cancer ends at 04:49
                             Sun enters Virgo at 12:45
                                
Sunday 24th August: VOC in Leo from 16:25
Image courtesy of Bandrat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Saturday, 9 August 2014

VOC diary for the week beginning 11th August 2014

British Summer Time
Monday 11th August:  VOC in Aquarius ends at 13:55
                                                 
Tuesday 12th August: Venus enters Leo at 08:23
                                  VOC in Pisces from 17:00

Wednesday 13th August: VOC in Pisces ends at 14:00
                  
Thursday 14th August: ************************
                                                 
Friday 15th August: VOC in Aries from 16:50 to 16:57
                          Mercury enters Virgo at 17:43

Saturday 16th August: ************************
                                
Sunday 17th August: VOC in Taurus from 13:25 to 23:41

Hong Kong Time
Monday 11th August:  VOC in Aquarius ends at 20:55
                                                 
Tuesday 12th August: Venus enters Leo at 15:23

Wednesday 13th August: VOC in Pisces from 00:00 to 21:00
                  
Thursday 14th August: ************************
                                                 
Friday 15th August: VOC in Aries from 23:50 to 23:57

Saturday 16th August: Mercury enters Virgo at 00:43
                                
Sunday 17th August: VOC in Taurus from 20:25
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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Qigong - an appealing solution for my Mars in Pisces

With natal Mars in Pisces, I'm forever on the lookout for suitable ways to strengthen my physical body.  I tend to run away (or collapse!) from anything that is too strenuous and dynamic.  Yoga is a fantastic option,  and I was involved in kundalini yoga for a while, however, living in the far east, I thought I would involve myself in some authentic qigong (or chi kung).  It is an ancient Chinese practice which seeks to integrate physical movements, breathing techniques and concentrated mental intentions.  I see it as a Chinese form of yoga, as 'qi' (or chi) is akin to 'prana', the life force.  'Gong' (or kung) can be translated as 'skill' or 'work', so putting it together, it is the skill of disciplining your life energy to improve your vitality.  It is also an active form of meditation to cultivate mindfulness.

My first qigong class was back in April this year.  Looking back at the ephemeris, I noticed many tight aspects to my natal Piscean Sun.

Triggers from inner planets:

t. Venus conjunct n. Sun  (I like the idea of qigong and I get to go with my dear friends)
t. Mars quincunx n. Sun   (Do I really want to spend 2 whole days on it?  Would it be tiring?)

Aspects from outer planets:

t. Pluto Capricorn sextile n. Sun  (An opportunity to shed a layer and to move closer to my solar goals)
t. Jupiter Cancer trine n. Sun  (It's a form of nourishment to my core self)

I've been going back every 2 months to work with the charismatic qigong master (our initial prediction of him being a Leo was correct, as he readily displays his playful child persona on every occasion - even though he is in his 80s!  He loves standing on the mini stage, under the spotlight, with students taking videos on their smartphones to record all the postures.)

I have just returned from another weekend workshop and found an obvious increase in my energy level this time.  Besides this, I appear to be more outspoken and not as affected by external opinions as I used to.  It seems that my natal Mercury in Aries received a little boost (trine) from the transiting Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Leo. I can definitely see evidence of the release of my inner spokesperson.  I was able to express some hidden thoughts to my friends, which I had been harbouring for the past year.  In addition, I have been working on my inner child (Leo) which has exposed more hidden (12th) memories from childhood.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

VOC diary for the week beginning 4th August 2014


British Summer Time
Monday 4th August:  VOC in Scorpio from 18:42
                                                 
Tuesday 5th August: VOC in Scorpio ends at 11:18

Wednesday 6th August: VOC in Sagittarius from 15:15
                  
Thursday 7th August: VOC in Sagittarius ends at 14:38
                                                 
Friday 8th August: **************************

Saturday 9th August: VOC in Capricorn from 09:08 to 14:51
                                
Sunday 10th August: VOC in Aquarius from 23:11

Hong Kong Time
Monday 4th August:  ***************************
                                                 
Tuesday 5th August: VOC in Scorpio from 01:42 to 18:18

Wednesday 6th August: VOC in Sagittarius from 22:15
                  
Thursday 7th August: VOC in Sagittarius ends at 21:38
                                                 
Friday 8th August: **************************

Saturday 9th August: VOC in Capricorn from 16:08 to 21:51
                                
Sunday 10th August: *****************************

Image courtesy of Bandrat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Sunday, 27 July 2014

New Moon in Leo 2014


The New Moon in Leo on July 26th (BST), occurring at 3 degrees 51 minutes, is in a close conjunction to the expansive planet of luck, Jupiter.  This marks a new wave of energy, igniting us with that spark to display our true self to the world.  On the one hand, we are urged to be playful, to connect with our inner child within and to tap into our internal source of creativity. However, with Mars in Scorpio squaring this New Moon, perhaps we are held back by some kind of hidden fear that is wedged in our system.

I've recently revived my interest in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), which helped me to clear up 2 food allergies over 7 years ago.  Marguerita Vorobioff from Conscious Wealth Institute ( http://consciouswealthinstitute.com/) mentions in one of her YouTube videos that fear can be narrowed down to 5 basic types:
  • Fear of Change
  • Fear of Failure
  • Fear of Loss of Identity
  • Fear of Success
  • Fear of Unworthiness

Which one(s) is holding you back from achieving more in your life?

Saturday, 26 July 2014

VOC diary for the week beginning 28th July 2014


British Summer Time
Monday 28th July:  VOC in Leo from 01:37
                                                 
Tuesday 29th July: VOC in Leo ends at 04:36

Wednesday 30th July: *************************
                  
Thursday 31st July: VOC in Virgo from 15:47 to 17:09
                         Mercury enters Leo at 23:45
                                                 
Friday 1st August: **************************

Saturday 2nd August: VOC in Libra from 03:57
                                
Sunday 3rd August: VOC in Libra ends at 03:56

Hong Kong Time
Monday 28th July:  VOC in Leo from 08:37
                                                 
Tuesday 29th July: VOC in Leo ends at 11:36

Wednesday 30th July: *************************
                  
Thursday 31st July: VOC in Virgo from 22:47
                                                 
Friday 1st August: VOC in Virgo ends 00:09
                                     Mercury enters Leo at 06:45

Saturday 2nd August: VOC in Libra from 10:57
                                
Sunday 3rd August: VOC in Libra ends at 10:56

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