Saturday, 29 November 2014

VOC diary for the week beginning 1st December 2014

Greenwich Mean Time 
Monday 1st December:  VOC in Pisces ends at 01:13
Tuesday 2nd December: ***************************

Wednesday 3rd December: VOC in Aries from 02:41 to 05:14
Thursday 4th December: ****************************
Friday 5th December  : VOC in Taurus from 06:44 to 10:28

Saturday 6th December: ****************************
Sunday 7th December: VOC in Gemini from 09:51 to 17:34

Hong Kong Time
Monday 1st December:  VOC in Pisces from 04:47 to 09:13
Tuesday 2nd December: ***************************

Wednesday 3rd December: VOC in Aries from 10:41 to 13:14
Thursday 4th December: ****************************
Friday 5th December  : VOC in Taurus from 14:44 to 18:28

Saturday 6th December: ****************************
Sunday 7th December: VOC in Gemini from 17:51

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Jim Carrey: You only have two choices - Love or Fear

I still remember back in the mid-90s, when I was still a teenager, I went to watch Dumb & Dumber with my best friend in the local cinema.  It was my first Jim Carrey movie.  What a crazy man!  I thought as I left the movie theatre.  To me, Carrey is an incredibly talented comedian.  And that impression stayed with me to this day, until I encountered the following video clip back in July:

I was taken aback from his poignant speech.  A quick glance at his birth chart and I discover his Sun, Venus, Mars in 3rd, with a Geminian Moon, Mercury conjunct the expansive Jupiter in the unconventional sign of Aquarius, all behind a mask of Scorpio.  His succinct articulation moved me to the core. Here are some of my favourite quotes (you can start at 10:22):

I'm the proof that you can ask the Universe for it.

You can fail at what you don't want so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love.

What do they need that your talent can provide?

Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world, don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form, risk being seen in all of your glory.  (my absolute favourite 15:58)

To find real peace, you have to let the armour go.

How tricky is this ego that it would tempt us with the promise of something that we already possess

Hope is a beggar, Hope walks through the fire, Faith leaps over it.

.....there are more, but I'll let you watch the clip yourselves....

Saturday, 22 November 2014

VOC diary for the week beginning 24th November 2014

Greenwich Mean Time 
Monday 24th November:  VOC in Sagittarius from 03:16 to 16:31
Tuesday 25th November: ***************************

Wednesday 26th November: VOC in Capricorn from 15:29 to 19:22
Thursday 27th November: ****************************
Friday 28th November : VOC in Aquarius from 17:14 to 22:03

Saturday 29th November: ****************************
Sunday 30th November: VOC in Pisces from 20:47

Hong Kong Time
Monday 24th November:  VOC in Sagittarius from 11:16
Tuesday 25th November: VOC in Sagittarius ends at 00:31

Wednesday 26th November: VOC in Capricorn from 23:29
Thursday 27th November: VOC in Capricorn ends at 03:22
Friday 28th November : *****************************

Saturday 29th November: VOC in Aquarius from 01:14 to 06:03

Sunday 30th November: ***************************

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Friday, 21 November 2014

New Moon in Sagittarius 2014

New Moon in Sagittarius at 12:32 GMT

New Moons mark new starts.  

In Sagittarius, conjunct Venus, seeking the meaning of life is highlighted.  What is it that is important to you?  

A delusional mist of optimism may cloud us, with this new moon also square Neptune.  

Luckily, we have Saturn (in Scorpio) in an out-of-sign conjunction with this new moon, giving us a touch of reality.  

This new moon is like a wild horse, wanting to gallop freely into the distance but is held back by an invisible tug.  By all means dream big, but don't forget we have certain mortal restrictions. This new moon's ruler, Jupiter, is in a square with Saturn, which further reinforces the message of idealism versus realism.  A realistic dreamer comes to mind.  

The Subconscious Lunar Pull

The Moon symbolises:

  • mother
  • the past
  • habits
  • needs
  • what we find comfortable
...and the list goes on

It is also the guardian of our subconscious world (where the Sun is our consciousness).  

I used to be a huge fan of The Secret, and to a certain extent, I still agree with its basic principles of positive thinking.  However, I often get asked, 'I've already set a positive intention, but it didn't work!' 

Well, that's probably due to the tug-of-war between the conscious (Sun) and subconscious (Moon) realms.  

On the surface, we ask for what we desire, e.g. abundance, love, status......, but that's our conscious world doing the talking.  Are you aware of what your subconscious is saying to you? That's the moon.  Look at its sign, house and aspects for further insight as to what your subconscious actually wants.

If we are unaware of our subconscious voice, then it can counteract with what we put out consciously.  It's a bit like putting on clean clothes without having a shower first.  As great as you may look in your fab outfit, your  body odour will gradually be seeping through the fabric.  So as 'clean' your thinking is consciously, if your subconscious is sending out opposing signals (bad smell), then it'll 'un-do' the effect of your so-called positive thinking.  

So what to do?

There's a range of tools out there to help ease one's emotions and clear out unwanted subconscious junk.  I'm loving family constellation at the moment because it has a Plutonic effect - it goes real deep and eradicates the problem at its roots.  The process may be too invasive and painful for some, but I personally find it more painful to carry all kinds of emotional triggers within my body.  Each to their own.....

What do you need to clear out to make room for your heart's desire?  What kinds of tools do you use to help release and heal your pain?

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Letter to Pluto

Dear Pluto,

I hated you when you turned my internal world upside-down over a decade ago, or so I thought that was your intention. Little did I know then that you were simply clearing away debris that was holding me back from reaching my full potential.  I know that now.

With an extra decade of life experience under my belt now, I embrace your presence and have complete trust in what you have in store for me in the future.

M x

Don't ask me why but I just had a sudden urge to write that letter to Pluto.

Which planetary god would you like to write to and why?

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Basic Astrology: The Four Elements

The 12 signs of the zodiac, which most people are familiar with, can be classified into four elements:

Fire:  Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
They are full of energy and take the initiative to begin new ventures.

Earth:  Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
They like to be stable and approach projects in a steady manner.

Air:  Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
They like to learn and socialise with others.

Water:  Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
They are caring and full of compassion.

Fire and air signs tend to work well together, as do earth and water.  Having said that, earth can give air a structure to manifest the ideas that are gathering in the ether.  Air can offer logic to water, and water can add a touch of sensitivity to air.

Image courtesy of exsodus (earth); Andy Woolridge (fire); criminalatt (air); zirconicusson (water)/