New moon in Leo ~ July 23rd 2017

From Ann Reith:

This New Moon in Leo is the start of a very important astrological period that will actually extend through the next two months (through mid-September).  This will include the eclipse cycle that begins with the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse on August 7 and peeks with the Leo Solar Eclipse on August 21. 


The keywords associated with Leo include self-confidence, big heartedness, love, loyalty, idealism, pridefulness, drama.  It is a fire sign in a fixed modality.  Leo’s energy is often associated with both the solar plexus chakra (identity) and the heart chakra (love).  It is also the sign most often associated with the ego […] We all need an ego in order to live effectively and peacefully in our society […] But the ego, as with any aspect of our personality, can serve us well or be taken to excess.  All astrological signs, including Leo, require us to use our free will choice to embrace the higher expression of the energy rather than the lower expression.  With Leo, it’s all about making choices based on heart-felt love versus ego-fueled drama.

This first of two Leo New Moons is providing us with an opportunity to begin the process of determining how we want toexpress our identity and our ego in the world.  Given this is beginning of a series of Leo events, this one may entail pulling inward for introspection and contemplation […] We might want ask ourselves, “Where do I want to shine my light and create something that reflects my unique identity?”

Mars in Leo [conjunct this new moon] adds energy, strength, motivation, assertiveness, courage, and self-confidence [and] is sometimes described as “the Warrior of the Heart,” and we may, therefore, be more willing than usual to take an emotional risk […] This would be a good time to think about how we react when our ego is wounded.  If you aren’t sure, look for when you get particularly angry […] We will likely have an abundance of energy!  Being active, athletic, and playful are good outlets for this energy […] However, this is an important time when we are being asked to look inward to see where the lower expression of Mars (e.g., aggressive, childish, self-centered, controlling) may be sabotaging our goals.

An opposition (180°) between Venus & Saturn during this Leo New Moon will likely help us see this shadow side of Mars very clearly.  This aspect says that the way out of problems is to focus on responsible love, especially in the areas of our relationships and finances […] Now is a good time to ask ourselves questions like, “How much is my self-esteem dependent on the approval of others?” “Am I allowing my true self to be dimmed for fear of judgment from others?”, and “Are my behaviors determined by what will get me recognition or are they aligned with giving from my heart without expectation of return?”

A … trine (120°) between the New Moon/Mars and Chiron shows us that deep healing is entirely possible if we are willing to face our inner wounds, especially if related to a wounded ego.  The next two months are highlighting how important it is to have a self-esteem that is based on an internal sense of well-being rather than external sources of approval.


Overall, this New Moon in Leo is like the match that lights the fuse leading up to a dramatic explosion of eclipse energy in August.  This first of two Leo New Moons is a time to prepare by going inward.  We need to explore new habits of self-approval and heart-centered giving and leadership.  We always serve ourselves and others best when we lead with our hearts.  This will lay the foundation for the powerful growth opportunities to come.  Another way to look at this New Moon is that we each need to make continual, moment-to-moment choices between love and drama.  Therefore, this would be a good time to remember that, “Drama doesn’t just walk into your life out of nowhere. You either create it, invite it, or associate with people that bring it.”  (Unknown)

Please read Ann´s full article including her interpretation of the energies following the new moon here:


Thereus in Leo 2017-2021: “Whatever arises…Compassion is Key” ~ Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam, The Sky Priestess, on July 21st:

Thereus shifted into Leo [today and] will remain till August 2021.

This means that Thereus is currently conjunct Mars in Leo, bringing to us the challenge of embodying our joy, playfulness, creativity and child-like authenticity in the face of pain, feelings of oppression, predation and victimization.


Thereus´energies ask us to be mindful about the ways in which energy is drained and sovereignty violated. We are all capable of playing the role of victim and abuser, often switching poles until some realization is arrived at. […] Thereus …does not like seeing itself in the mirror and tends to get overly defensive and projective (especially conjunct Mars in Leo). Let´s not forget that the Sun (central focus) arrives in Leo within 2 days´ time.

We´re digging up deep energetic patterns from our pasts, especially those we experienced through familial dynamics. Some of us will be able to release, forgive and move on – and others may take on the very roles they hated being subjected to. Especially those that came up for you in childhood.

Whatever arisescompassion is Key.


Thank you Bairavee!

Read her full article here (highly recommended!):


“Be proud of where you´re vulnerable” ~ Nadia Gilchrist

Nadia Gilchrist, Astroslipper, July 21st:

Sun/Chiron takes personal issues and weaves them into something bigger. The wound is easily acknowledged and pain has an outlet – once you open up, you may find that it doesn’t it hurt so much after all. Family concerns/childhood issues take on new dimensions when you look beyond them and realize that we all have personal weaknesses. Rather than invalidating your pain, this approach can make you stronger. Be proud of where you’re vulnerable.

Thank you Nadia!

Read her full article here:

Shedding layers of pain and oppression ~ Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam

The Sky Priestess has a new article on the energies for the next 2-3 days:


This is the time to truly allow ourselves to feel through the layers of pain, oppression and density that keeps our inner Children shackled within. A lot will be rising from within as the Self seeks to assert its Truth, Essence, Vitality and Spark. And it will – for many – bring pain as part of the process of transmutation […]

As layers of old consciousness, older Selves begin to be exposed to the fiery energy of the Grand Trine – they are challenged […] To navigate this alignment successfully, let go of what you think you know or who you think yourself to be. Nothing less will do. Eris and Uranus are taking out the trash, in this case, the ideals and archetypes that tell the self that it is not worthy under a particular vision of society and what is right / just within it.

That being said, please also bear in mind that Uranus can over-stimulate the mental centers – so grounding is paramount at this time. Eris herself creates discord and chaos in her bid to dismantle the system that justified her exclusion. […]

I´m going to go on for a bit about seeking facilitation or validation from others at this time as Saturn is conjunct Ixion (The Tyrant), Achilles (The One Who Needs to Recognize their Vulnerabilities), Pholus (The Revealer of Generational Secrets), The Galactic Center (Your Window to Truth and its Source-Connection). Given these bodies at play …  There´s a grand scope for unnecessary ego-bruising at this time, which ultimately does not help.

Do not seek out those you see as teachers to validate or confirm, or even explain your path to you if you come from a place of deep insecurity, anxiety or woundedness. A good teacher will tell you what you need to know, but you need to be in a place to receive that message.

As a facilitator this might seem strange for me to say, but given current alignments – if you feel truly lost – this is not the time to let another´s narrative of Life define yours.

Continue to sit with your essence and being, and let your instincts guide you till you find your center […] For those of you who do have a semi-solid sense of self, essence, identity and path – this a fantastic moment for facilitation. You´ll want to seek out spirit-workers who work at the 5D level, or (ideally) above, operating from new levels of consciousness […]

Now having looked at the Teacher-Student dynamic (Sagittarius) and the volcanic, electric impulse to BE (and take down the system which disallows that, Eris w. Uranus in Aries) – it´s time to get to something Fun.


Dear generous, grandiose, proud, dramatic Leo.

(Who can be terribly self-centered and vain as well …)

With Mercury and the North Node in Leo, this is really the time to let Cupid´s arrows fly. Allow the Messenger to Convey the Love that you feel […]

….heart-felt expressions are not separate from the Ego. What we understand as our emotions we generally still perceive through the filter/construct of the ego-mind.

Some words from the heart, however, will come straight from there. And they´ll read their mark.

That being said … Expressing Love does not always mean you´re going to manifest a Happily Ever After scenario. Love comes in so very many different forms. 

Telling someone that you love them from the bottom of your heart. 

Telling someone that you have to walk away from abuse and disrespect.

Coming clean and revealing something painful to a loved one that you´ve hidden

Sharing a joyful smile or a happy moment with a friend, a child, a pet 

Deciding that today, you´re going to do things differently and protect your feelings for a change or that you´re going to spend time on you

Standing up for someone who cannot stand up for themselves without expectation or ego, possibly at personal cost and little or no glory

Detaching from relationships and/or energy dynamics that cannot allow you to be loving to yourself or others.

All of these are forms of Love. And expressing each and everyone one of them can bring a mixture of joy and pain to the Heart. Sometimes it´s the pain of disconnection, and sometimes you just feel so full your heart feels like it will burst.


Some of you will feel deeply rewarded around your children at this time, or whatever projects you have invested your creative energy into. Travel, teach, show others the way if so inspired, not from the need to be followed, but from that sheer generosity of spirit that you see in children. When you come from a place that feels no lack within, the gift you give is transcendentally different.


Now I bring up patterns of abuse and victimization because of Mars´ conjunction to Thereus at 29 Cancer, and their square to Uranus at 28 Aries. A few weeks ago, I wrote on Thereus and its role in covertly perpetuating victim-abuser dynamics, especially in the domestic, familial, maternal and emotional domain. Some will be trying to play the role of abuser, often donning the mask of the nurturer-victim. And some will be trying to escape that energy, getting projected on as being the ´bully´ for not responding and holding one´s ground. That´s been going around.

If you feel the need to attack another at this time consider what you are responding to and whether you are weaponizing your emotions. If you feel attacked, consider if someone has done the same. When you feel trapped and you cannot get away from an energetic pattern, Thereus is at play.

Know that in cases like this, to quote Fleetwood Mac, sometimes the best solution is ´To Go Your Own Way´ – though that might be the absolute hardest thing to do. Negotiation does not work when a person is invested in the belief that what they feel is absolutely correct and that the other person´s views become utterly insignificant. That my friends, is a case of becoming an emotional punching bag, or doormat. There´s usually no other recourse except to walk – unless the other person is truly willing to change.

The willingness to change comes from – going back to the beginning of this piece – the willingness to be able to see the Self in a different way. And that often forces us to give up hard-earned ideas and justifications about how we see ourselves. If you can do that, you can achieve, experience and expand so much through this transit.

Several bodies in astrology such as Sphinx, Iris and Atlantis bring up a lot for us right now, especially from previous incarnations.  You may encounter many whom you have met before, especially today. Some of you may find tears and/or the symbol of the rainbow to be particularly catharthic / needed for release.

All in All, the ´solution´ to all of this is Love. It usually tends to be.

When Love is ignored, the Teacher (Sagittarius) will bring you the teaching you need  … and given current alignments – might not be a good idea to go down that route.

Just know that you deserve Love, and you have to first start by giving it to yourself.

And not trying to force another to give it to you, or expecting them to. 

Sometimes it means taking that leap of faith, or knowing when it´s better to stay on the ground.

Sometimes it means giving a person space to just be, and not needing them to be anything but themselves … 

All depends. All forms of Love.

These cosmic currents will be at play in the skies for the next 2-3 days as the Sun will also cross over Thereus and re-ignite the square to Uranus. Pay attention to what emerges.

With chaos and change comes pain … but so too does the scope for creation.

Thank you!

Please click on this link to read Dr. Bairavee´s full article and watch her video:



Releasing fear based attachments & old cellular memories before anchoring into our new permanent timeline

From Vera Ingeborg, The Wake Up Experience:

“We knew it would get intense, now that we have reached the gateway towards the permanent timeline split ending on August 25 [when Saturn stations direct in Sagittarius] shortly after the eclipse. And in order to fully anchor into the higher frequency 5D timeline, our physical body needs to be ready, too. And that means: Out with anything that is still stored in the cellular memory in form of old fear patterns. Cellular release goes deep. Very deep. And can be absolutely frustrating and painful. It has not been that intense since last year September, when we entered the era of these fiery energies.

Cellular memory Releases

Back then, our emotional body went into the period of its final cleansing. Explosive it was. Bursts of anger and sadness. The cellular physical release feels different. That one is the last step to completely detach from the collective fear energies and to completely anchor in the new timeline to build a new collective reality. Based on love, compassion, joy, oneness, abundance.

These cellular releases take a lot more time to build up, and often we feel that we cannot really reach the pain to cry or scream. This can be very uncomfortable … You really need to carve them out of the cellular system, and step by step this energy, which was compressed, needs time to unwrap to be then transported out of your system through the emotional body, resulting in much more subtle and soft emotional releases. They come in waves.

These energies, stored in your cells, need really big triggers in the beginning so you can start the release process. This might result in people that are very dear to you, are all of a sudden acting like total strangers, to cause you to feel disappointed, hurt and abandoned. Or you bring yourself into a situation that is absolutely untypical for yourself and you cannot understand why you behaved that way, leaving yourself deeply embarrassed or ashamed. In combination with the current astrological setup and the intensity of retrograde season, the building up to the full moon of destruction, this can feel quite hellish and like a permanent heart burn. A lot of people ask themselves: “Am I back at Square One?” Of course, we are not, and we are now walking through that cleansing fire of rebirth, burning off the last layers and shedding our last remainders of 3D skin. These old energies are manifesting as a current reality, but it is our choice, whether we want to keep this illusion up as our experience, or choose to redirect our energy to a different reality, re-connecting with our truth and desires through our heart center. Coming back into balance within.

Old low Frequency Timelines dropping away now

The old 3D reality is more and more falling apart. This results in chaos and confusion and an intensified experience of duality. That can be a quite devastating experience for those souls that are newly awakening. It is hard to keep up with what is going on and to deal with the heart opening and bombardment of energies.


Embrace and Allow

Embracing and allowing everything to happen without identifying with the sensations is absolutely important. Embrace and allow without any interpretations or judgment. It is just very old energy leaving. We are burning away the last bits. Never forget: This too shall pass. We are at the brink of a whole new era. We ARE ascending and are showing the way for many others to follow. Thank you all for keeping the faith and for walking together side by side. I love you.

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Saturn in Sagittarius conjuncts the Galactic Center three times in 2017 (first in late February, second in April (Rx) and his third and last conjunct is in November/December, before he enters Capricorn just 2 days before the Winter Solstice) so we are indeed getting an opportunity for creating our new reality this year – if we choose to!  Here is an excerpt from Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam, The Sky Priestess on Saturn retrograde conjunct GC:


Between now till late August, you´re going to be reviewing the decisions, directions, understandings and principles you have been learning and exploring between Jan 1 – April 6, 2017.

You may come to new decisions with old information, learning how to address them in a new way – or to realize that you were on the track you wanted to be all along.For an aligned being, this is an opportunity for consolidation and growth at the inner level. The structures you engage with in the outer world express their energies, challenges and signatures within.

For a not-so-aligned being, the next five months are going to cause havoc with your internal state. The approach you take the world around you must match the way you address the world within – and vice versa. Reckonings will arrive if the two are out of balance, and not aligned with the rest of Creation.

I suspect we´ll be seeing a lot of ego-games being played out in academia, politics, or institutions which create and claim their knowledge to be legitimate (which in itself, is power – especially if you can make others compliant with your claims, even if against their will). Policies will be promulgated, and often not with the populace´s best interest in mind […] The work you do within is important unless you´re doing it to please the ego. Give it a purpose, or let your Spirit align with one through the Heart – and watch what happens.


Long story short, we´re going to see our relationships within and without bear the brunt of much of the transformations we undergo till late August. April will be a particularly heavy month as the North and South Node are preparing to leave Virgo and Pisces in any case.

As I´ve mentioned before, it is really time to cut and gently release our attachments to people, things and aspects of self that no longer resonate. The trick is to do it in a way that is grounded, embodied – and that comes from a place of great, deep, compassion. It´s an experience that words do not quite do justice for.


Keep the long-term goal in mind as you do whatever it is that you are called to do. What is your purpose? What is your worth? And how will you manifest it into being? … Rather than pushing and forcing the external, align with the internal and respond when appropriate. The rest tends to take care of itself.

Please click this link to read Dr. Baraivee´s full article:



The transition of Saturn from Sagittarius into Capricorn will be felt energetically.

December 19th, 2017 : Saturn enters Capricorn

March 21st, 2020: Saturn enters Aquarius briefly but retrogrades back into Capricorn on July 1st, 2020 and finally enters Aquarius on December 16th, 2020 to stay for approx. 2-2,5 years.

Here are some key words for Sagittarius and here are key words for Capricorn. Feel free to assemble your own list of key words for Saturn´s transit through Capricorn. A little heads up though: Saturn´s transits in Capricorn have a history of being linked to financial recessions and crises so if our main goals are rooted in vulnerable areas of the economy we might want to align them more with the “inner” values of Capricorn.

The Lion´s Gate & Renewal and rebirth through the purification fires ~ Lisa Gawlas

I came across an interesting article by Lisa Gawlas today where she touches upon the energies between July 8th (~Full Moon in Capricorn) and August 8th (~Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius), when the energy portal of the Lion´s Gateway is at it´s peak (starts July 26th and ends on August 12th). Here are the basics of Lisa´s article:

“…this system began the day prior on July 8th and concludes on August 8, what we call the Lions Gate… There are 5 bonfire like flames that make up the straight part of the U shape on either side, and 4 that make up the curve.  Nine are a combination of purification fires as well as the fires of passion….Let’s first really understand these fires, which are all individuated, and serving the whole of the energy system as well.  Each one of the 7 are purification fires…A wonderful soul asked what purification meant, was it a physical purification?  The reply to her is so important for all of us to clearly and fully understand!

It is the debris field of our ego´s perception of itself!

The ego’s perception of itself… Let’s take some time to really understand this, cuz July is filled with the energy.

Do you take full personal responsibility for the life you are living or are you blaming someone else, or outside conditions/events for whatever you created. The other side of the coin, are you owning the greatness that is your lifeor giving your power away to someone else for living it/having created it for you? Both are disempowering.  Both set up conditions outside oneself for it to either continue on (blame) or fall apart as soon as the conditions are no longer in one’s life (giving someone else the credit.)


This blame game weakens the energy fields of the whole.  Not just myself, but the whole of life.  Can you imagine that what is inside of you, that can appear so frivolous and personal, affects the whole at every moment???


The crystalline fires start the solidification process based on the 9 fires of July.  The crystalline energies hold all the seeds of what was done/released and what wasn’t. You/we are either going back into the wheel of major challenges before departing this incarnation… or entering the temple of god (which would be you, not outside you.) Actually, let me reverse that, the temple of god enters you, pure, clear, untainted by the past programming,   The tree of Life reborn.  Those choosing the mantel of major challenges will serve as fertilizer for the new tree.  To witness what was released and vow to never return it to this realm.  As with all fertilizer, use with gratitude, but do not consume it!!

I was going to close here for the day, but nope, spirit…. God wants to make a point very clear…

We all have the godspark inside of us.  It is impossible not to, it is the only Source of Life that Is.  That spark allows for life, allows for moment in life, allows for all the basic requirements of being in life.  That spark is also what enhances our magnetic field of creation.  It does not matter if we are still seeing god as separate from us, in other things, an old man in the sky on a throne waiting to cast us into hell… The only thing those perceptions do is create the reality you are in.No one, no thing, can cast god out and no one is godless.

It is only and always about being Self Responsible.Changing what we can within ourselves, asking for help from others when it’s needed…And assisting the All in all we do, say and think.  All this, frees the ego from the (self-imposed) bondage of survival and fear of not surviving.  The ego is a treasure when fully empowered within the GodHead!!

Don’t wait to be pushed into the fires, jump now!!”

Lisa´s full article (with her picture of the purification bonfires) can be read here:

I highly recommend following Lisa´s blog for further insights and enjoyment – she posts new articles regularly. To book a private reading with her click here.



Gostica´s interpretation of the 2016 Lion´s Gate was as follows:

Lionsgate opens every year on August 8th to the 12th, when the Sun is in Leo and is marked by the star Sirius moving closer to earth and aligning in Orion’s belt, which perfectly syncs up with the Pyramids in Giza.

At this time of the year Earth aligns with the Galactic Center of the Universe to create an extremely favorable portal for the acceleration of the ascension energies that are within us. The Lion Portal allows the bright light waves that come from the Great Central Sun to flow through our Sun and to anchor new solar codes and higher aspects of love on the planet.

Powerful activations have been taking place over the past month to prepare us for now. All lower vibrational energies and emotions brought to the surface to transmute through the higher soul star chakra and higher heart chakra. Old timelines brought forth to heal old wounds through forgiveness of self and those who caused the wounds. Further inner child healing has occured through this phase.

Anger, fear, anxiety, judgement, projection of others, feelings of worthlessness, a feeling of giving up and hiding away, running away, feeling misunderstood and desperation, feeling alone. Many Empaths may have said to themselves, “I am always here for everyone, when I need someone, NO ONE is there for me.” You may have felt you had to deal with it all alone, and you did. As one does not realize the inner strength of oneself unless there is no choice but to do so.

More of those who are not a vibrational match to you are falling away quickly, disappearing with final contact being made. Let them go!

If you are interested Gostica´s full article on the 2016 Lion´s Gate can be read here:


To say the least, it has been very interesting to contextualize my own spiritual journey of the past 12 months within Gostica´s interpretation as the above quote can easily be applied to my “karmic situation” in it´s entirety! A major lesson learned. Phew! So thankful I finally finally finally managed to let them go! The forgiveness part is mostly there. I´m focused on forgiveness of self and I intend it will have manifested fully by the opening of the Lion´s Gate on July 26th. As for forgiveness of those who caused the wounds I have worked through the ego filters, both mine and theirs, and I better understand how the inner dynamics of my psyche have “chosen” to bond with certain inner dynamics of others in order to mature spiritually and integrate through shadow work  important karmic lessons for the greater good/health of the collective unconscious. Through the divine grace of the Innermost, Love and Wisdom, all remnants of hurt and anger will be transformed into forgiveness towards others.

I feel I will be ready for “a new soul growth level” soon and as my “Scorpionic phase” will fade out with the August eclipses (for the time being at least) I am encouraged to connect on a deeper level with my Sun in Leo/Ljónshjartað to strengthen my authentic self. I pray meditation on a more regular basis will gift me with a more personal, intuitive insight into the coming energies of the Lion´s Gate and the themes of my next soul lessons 😉




Rhythm of Wholeness

“Wholeness is the ultimate idea we can have of the meaning of being. To be is to be a whole unfolding its inherent potentialities through cycles of changes (time) and in a state of unceasing relatedness to other wholes (space). Wholeness is the being-ness of all wholes. Nothing more can be said of it, except that it is and that it is all-inclusive.

The rhythm of dynamic Wholeness always deals with “being”; it dismisses as irrelevant the concept of “non-being.” Such a concept has meaning only if the term being is thought to apply solely to the objective universe. What follows the dissolution of this predominantly objective state of being is a predominantly subjective type of consciousness and activity. However, our existence in the universe is not exclusively objective, nor is what follows our death or that of the cosmos exclusively subjective. Reality, as presented in this book, is the unceasing, dynamic interplay of subjectivity and objectivity, of a principle of Unity and a principle of Multiplicity. It is neither Unity nor Multiplicity, neither spirit nor matter — separately.”

– Dane Rudhyar, Rhythm of Wholeness

see for further reading on Rudhyar´s timeless wisdom