15 June 2019

Why does time seem to speed up evermore as we get older? Do you remember the summer holidays seemingly lasting an eternity when you were a child, yet now whole years seem to be gone in the blink of an eye!?

As Einstein pointed out, time is completely subjective and appears to speed up or slow down according to the attention we pay to each of the small moments that make it up. So it makes sense that as we get older or ‘grow up’, and our personality or ego develops along with our life experience – as we are told it should – what is really happening is that we are being fooled by the ego into not paying attention to life because it tells us that we have ‘seen it all before’ and know how to automatically react to each situation that arises rather than acting freely and consciously to each new phenomenon. This means that our moments of true awareness become less and less frequent and therefore time seems to speed up as we lose our grip on the present moment.

We can attempt to reverse this process in many ways. Obviously, anything that increases awareness will improve the attention we can pay to life, slowing down the flow of time. We can consider the mind like a fly-wheel that gathers momentum with every uncontrolled thought that flies through it. It will constantly speed up unless we do something to control the flow of thoughts. This can be achieved by doing simple mindfulness techniques, such as always having a few moments of awareness whenever we finish a task, before starting the next one. That applies at the level of actions, but it also works with the mind, by observing the interval between two thought processes. These pauses allow us to apply the ‘brakes’ to our racing minds, at least for a moment. And the more moments of awareness we can inject into our days, the more control we can take over our life.

Another approach is to reawaken the sense of wonder, seeing life itself as a never-ending series of new and beautiful experiences, exactly as we did as children when life was all one big adventure. This highly transfigured view of life, which came quite naturally to us when young, is a sign of an awakened soul and is another key to preventing the automated responses of the mind from lulling us into robotic sleep and ever quickening days. This is exactly when we start to rediscover life’s hidden treasures as we properly engage our senses, become increasingly present in life, and feel our souls rejoicing in the beauty of the here and now – the taste of eternity which opens up when we begin to transcend time itself…

05 June 2019


Gemini – communication and understanding

The sun moves into Gemini on 21st May 2019 and this is the end phase of the first cycle of the year and a period of assimilation and resorption of the energies as the transition from spring to summer takes place. All of the experiences of the first two months of the year will be analysed by the Gemini energy. Questions will be asked, answers will be sought, conclusions drawn that will be used to give an impulse to the start of the second cycle of the year.

Gemini is an air sign, mutable and governed by the planet mercury and it is these qualities that give the well-known characteristics of Gemini associated with communication, ideas, study and knowledge and being concerned with the interconnectivity between all things. This leads to a filtering process from the first cycle of the year and we take forward with us all that is necessary for the next cycle while discarding all that is no longer needed.

On the 21st May, Mercury will also move into Gemini and we will thus have Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune all in domicile. It will be a time when the energies of these planets are naturally flowing and easily accessed, allowing us to integrate our activities harmoniously and use each of these planetary energies as we need them.

With Gemini in Mercury we will be especially communicative, curious and sociable. We will take pleasure in gaining knowledge of things. Mercury will also be conjunct the sun and in the middle of the Mercury cycle, it will be a good time to revive any projects we started in mid-March.

On 29th MayMercury in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces. Both Mercury and Neptune are in their home signs, so they are both very powerful and willing to impose their agendas. What will win, reason (Mercury) or imagination (Neptune)? According to Einstein, “imagination is more important than knowledge”. But as a Pisces himself, Einstein may have been a bit biased.

To make the best out of this energy, do a bit of both. Allow your imagination to guide you, but when things get really slippery, remember to do a reality check.

On 31st May it ends with a powerful battle between mercury in Gemini and Jupiter in Sagittarius. Again, both Mercury and Jupiter are in their home signs, motivated to push their agenda. Jupiter’s agenda is to keep the faith, to believe, no matter what. Mercury’s agenda is to doubt everything and keep looking.

“There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” Alfred Korzybski

As with everything, the key is to reconcile our differences. That’s how we grow, that’s how we evolve.

On June 3rd the new moon is in Gemini (sun conjunct moon in Gemini) – a good day to start studying. Or, at least, you can start reading a new book. You can also use the energies of the new moon to make some changes and to do something new and different in your life. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started“ (Mark Twain).

On June 4th Mercury enters Cancer – your memory is improved, during this transit of Mercury. Emotions have the most important role in decision making. “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion” (Dale Carnegie)

On June 9th Venus enters Gemini – you have strong intellectual interests and intellectual hobbies. You really enjoy communicating with people, face to face, by phone, online… “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after” (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

01 June 2019

Let go of that bag you have been carrying with you for a while and let your heart fly.

Just like we understand there is the energy of love, the energy of beauty, or of wonder, so too is there an energy of forgiveness. We can connect to this energy through the process of occult resonance. Just as love attracts love, and beauty attracts beauty etc, so does forgiveness attract forgiveness. To bring forgiveness inside of us we need to become an attractor or a receiver of this energy.

It is a gift to yourself to let your heart fly from being attached to that action that hurt you in the first place. This does not mean to forget what has happened to you or pretend nothing happened, but to look at the situation clearly for what it is, examining the suffering, therefore naturally healing yourself by the energy of forgiveness and allowing this energy to manifest deeper inside your being down to the level of your soul.

Enjoy this video on the energy of forgiveness to understand how it can set your heart free.