It is a time of discrimination and choice.

Right now is a dizzy rush of events both here on earth and cosmologically in the skies. Amongst the many interesting astrological constellations is that from August 7th to 19th six planets (Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) will be retrograde all at the same time. A planet is said to be retrograde when it appears to move backwards through the sky. Having these six planets all reversing at once is extraordinary — and it offers an unusual opportunity to revisit areas of your life. We will each get a chance to investigate the areas they rule. At the same time there will be three eclipses back-to-back beginning mid-July and ending mid-August. Eclipses are associated with change and the word ‘eclipse’ means to block out the light, to obscure. So it is a time of exploring the darker areas in your psyche and working to bring them into the light.

From Ghana the Akan word of Sankofa means We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward, so we can understand why and how we came to be who we are.  We could use this time to apply the concept of Sankofa. On a global scale the talk by Barack Obama at the Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg beautifully explored a wide sweep of our global past, saying that we, the human race, are on the edge of answering an important question as to what future we choose and reminded us of the importance of choosing love.  As it is in the macro, so it is in the micro. These astrological movements are suggesting in the words of Mark Nepo that the work of repairing the world is endless and beautiful. And since we are the world, we are here to repair ourselves.

This is gonna be one hell of a ride!.. as one well known astrologer has commented. But we can ease the ride for ourselves by knowing what to let go of and what to keep, what must die and what could be born if we gave it enough care. It is a time of discrimination and allowing ourselves a proper exploration of the areas where these planets fall in our charts so we plot a course to our true north no matter the chaos around us.  Antoine de Saint-Exupery says in one of my favourite quotes “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.’’Knowledge of ourselves allows us to begin to see with the heart.

I invite you to explore the intersection of now with me in either a follow up session if we have already spent time together or in a foundation session if you haven’t yet experienced a session. You can book a session by clicking this link.

May you experience each of your days as a blessing.

Much love