The Phoenix Series 4

Clay, a unremarkable dull looking and flimsy material becomes durable after going through the firing process. Here I draw the parallels between the firing clay process and the phoenix journey of transformation: Temperature Process My thoughts 176°F (80°C) Drying can be speeded up by pre-heating the ware in the kiln for a few hours. Before you go through a transformation, perhaps you can do some … Continue reading The Phoenix Series 4

The Phoenix Series 1

Phoenix, a mythical creature, is reputed to undergo death and rebirth repeatedly. We will explore this concept of death and rebirth this year. Which parts of your life and you underwent death and rebirth? Exercise 1 Let’s brainstorm situations in nature which may illustrate this concept: the Full Moon ‘dies’ when it wanes until nothing when it becomes the new Moon. It gets ‘born’ from … Continue reading The Phoenix Series 1

Pluto in 5th

Pluto is known as the god of the underworld. Pause for a minute and revel in that. God of the underworld. It’s a big big deal isn’t it. What do you know about the underworld? I know very little of it despite reading or hearing the stories of it. It’s shrouded in mystery. It’s a different universe. A place that we don’t naturally gravitate to or generally talk about, compared to e.g. heavens.  Continue reading “Pluto in 5th”

Astro Vocabulary

Pluto Another increase in my astrological vocabulary for Pluto – a profound experience, “transformative” instead of simply “transformation”. Saturn Commitment, committed to xyz, demands, demanding. Instead of “focused”, try “Concerned with” Intense (hmmm, I have always associated Pluto with intensity. But I suppose with Saturn’s laser focus on things, it could certainly be described as intense) Strong attention to Take control. Undertake an inventory. Feel … Continue reading Astro Vocabulary

To lose is to gain

Some nights ago, I was struggling with the meaning of Hexagram #41 of I Ching. It advised that to decrease or to lose something is “good”. In fact, the translated message was “Supreme good fortune”. I was mentally stuck. How can losing something ever be considered positive, never mind “Supreme good fortune”? For example, losing a wallet, losing one’s job, decreasing one’s wealth or losing … Continue reading To lose is to gain

Trusting that you are loved for who you are

There is something very alluring in what I read just now: The individual (with a Venus-Pluto aspect) needs to trust that another person will really love them – and all of them, not just their beauty, their sex-appeal, their power or their money. The lesson for the type is often to learn to risk giving the other person enough space to find out if they … Continue reading Trusting that you are loved for who you are