Monday, 4 November 2013



 Change and Rebirth

(start of solar eclipse Copyright Shivan Bruce Skipper)

Astro Notes

Mercury retrograde will be over by end of November (Mercury leaves shadow zone around Nov 28th).
Solar Eclipse times: USA (LA 4.49am, NY 7.49am) - London 12.49pm - Sydney 11.49pm
There is also a series of seven rare 'squares' (or right angles) being formed between Uranus and Pluto from 2012-2015. Friday, the fourth in the set completed.

This intense New Moon / Solar Eclipse is all about growing up!

What a powerful Eclipse season this has turned out to be.  Even the weather is reflecting the huge changes that are now blowing through our lives, both internally and externally. Yep, the Cosmic Rollercoaster Ride continues.  For many folks, it has been a bit stressful lately, as the Eclipses push us further and deeper.

All this Scorpionic energy continues to ask us to look deeper, there is still more to be unearthed, still more to be brought up for healing, still more to be faced.  It is a time of massive transformation and there is a lot of healing energy support to help us. 

What deep part of you needs to be transformed now? 
What have you been avoiding/glossing over for years? 
What demons need facing? 
What part of your shadow side are you most afraid of?
What needs to be unleashed and released?
What are your biggest issues right now?
What or who needs forgiveness? (including yourself)
What are you most afraid of? (or who)
Where have you failed to take responsibility?
Where have you fallen off path?

Eclipses are designed to get us back on track, back on path.  This eclipse says the excuses must stop, it is nobody else’s fault why your life has turned out the way it has, you did this all by yourself.  It’s time to grow up and own it, to accept full responsibility for your thoughts, actions and what you say.  Your thoughts create your reality, your words action that and then lo and behold it manifests.  I read somewhere that it is time for us to “parent” ourselves now, more than we ever have before, and that is quite poignant for those of us who have lost parents this year.  Resist this Eclipse in any way, and it will give you the biggest kick up the butt you have ever had.

Scorpio is a Water sign and that means emotions will be close the surface during this transit.  Silly things that would normally bounce off you will become loaded with emotion (you may feel insulted by something someone says, you may feel slighted by someone’s actions, etc).  This is our inner child reacting, old triggers from the past, from our childhoods.  Remember to reassure and lovingly parent your inner child, s/he really needs it, and hug yourself often!

Everything feels heightened and supersensitive over the next few days.  Most people shy away from deep, intense feelings yet those are the very ones that transform you and your life. 

Check where Scorpio falls in your chart, as those are the areas of your life that need your attention and focus right now.  

This powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse sows seeds that will manifest in six months’ time (May 2014).  What kind of seeds are you sowing?  Be clear about your intentions for I promise you, they will manifest over the coming months. 
Are you choosing to snap back and be bitchy, are you choosing revenge, are you choosing negativity? 
Are you choosing to be free of negativity, choosing not to get drawn into energy wasting fights/bickering, choosing to think positively and manifest positively?

As I have mentioned many times before, we are now in the Era of Truth (and we are seeing this on the world stage as more and more truths emerge in the showbusiness, political and corporate business arenas).  This means that you have to live your truth.  No more holding back!  You have to start living “from the inside out”.  Sort the inside out and the rest of your life will fall into place. 

Saturn is in Scorpio (this is especially relevant to all Scorpios and those with Scorpio in their charts).  Saturn is the hard taskmaster or mentor determined to help us be the very best that we can be.  Saturn says “Define who you are.  Be your authentic Self and own your power.”  Saturn insists on pushing us until we achieve that.  Some lessons are harder than others, however if we work with Saturn rather than against it, then the future rewards will make all the hard work worthwhile.  (Check where Saturn is in your chart for FFI about the area/s you are being pushed). 

Old lessons we thought we had dealt with have come around again to our dismay (anyone else getting sick of the never-ending layers of that infernal ‘onion?).
Truths being revealed from years ago that we knew nothing about can be hurtful and upsetting until we realise that they have come to light for a reason (to free us from thinking it was our fault, and to free us from the people concerned).  It truly is a time of making peace with the past and letting it (and them) go.

“You are now at a crossroads. Forget your past. Who are you now? 
Don't think about who you have been. Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. 
Make it carefully. Make it powerfully. Then act upon it!”

– Anthony Robbins

Please reflect on the past few years and realise how much stronger you are now than you were back then.  Heck, you have been through so much and witnessed so much and you are STILL HERE!  Now it’s time to embrace who you are and truly live it, and you are a beautiful, wonderful Being of Light who was chosen to be here at this time.  So why do you put yourself (and/or others) down?  Why do you allow your mind (or others) to speak to you so negatively?  Why do you believe in the impossible rather than the possible?  The Law of Attraction is very powerful at the moment because of all the Scorpio energy, it happens fast so be careful what you think, say and do.  Your words are your spells and are part of your creation magick.

"The words you speak become the house you live in."

- Hafiz

You have the strength of Scorpio to help you turn ashes into gold.  Scorpio’s strength will help you to traverse the dark depths and lead you back into the light (call upon Eagle, the higher aspect of Scorpio to help you). 
As you come out the other side of all this, call upon The Phoenix (the very highest aspect of Scorpio) to help you rebirth yourself in this world, to birth the new, healed, powerful, positive You.

This transformation has to happen, it cannot be put off or avoided or you will end up with some really tough karma to deal with.  This is a time of ending old karma so that you can be born anew. 

As I have said in previous posts, choose Love not fear and in the case of this transit, face fear and choose Love.

On a practical level, what needs to be finished off?  Use the end of the Mercury retrograde to finish off outstanding jobs and projects, use the Winter moons to tidy up and get organised ready for your big relaunch in the Spring.  This Eclipse is giving you the opportunity to “prepare for new pathways, and possibilities” which will be opening up for you.

Next year is going to be a big year for many of us, in all areas of our lives, this Eclipse season helps us to clear the decks and prepare for it.

Thankfully Neptune turns direct 13 November – spiritual expansion, increased imagination, clear visions and dreams.  This assists us in manifesting the seeds we are now planting for our year ahead.  Dreams can come true, so hold the faith and dream on!  Design your ‘Visionary Blueprint’ for your life; make that your homework over the coming Winter Moons.

This is a powerful Wishing Moon.  It’s time for you to write a brand new, New Moon Wish List, this one needs to focus on what you wish to manifest in the next six months (and beyond). 
- Set up a sacred space
- Light a candle
- Choose some beautiful paper to write on
- Calm yourself through breathwork and/or chanting
- Then allow your Visionary Blueprint to start manifesting itself on the paper.  Remember to write as if it has already happened i.e. “I give thanks for my fabulous new job, in the perfect location, where I am appreciated and rewarded highly.”
When you have finished (remember you can always add to it later), sign and date it.
You can then read it aloud to Grandmother Moon, to vocalise your intention.
Fold it up and put it away somewhere private, like your altar/sacred space or your box of Sacred things.
Trust than it will all unfold beautifully for you.


Remember that nobody can affect you unless you let them.  How you react to what they say or do determines whether you are a victim or victor.  You are being told in no uncertain terms by this Eclipse that you are 100% responsible for what happens in your life.

Remember that this is a time of rebirth, the heaviness of the past has now fallen away and you are rising up free and anew.  Take a look at how you present yourself to the world –
Does your image fit with the new rebirthed you?
Does your home reflect the reborn you? 
Do your words and how you hold yourself and move reflect the reborn you?

Give yourself permission for some shopping therapy and buy something new in honour of the reborn you.  Something that is a physical representation of what you are now putting out into the world.
This might be a new car – your representation of moving forward at speed now and with more fun.
This might be a camera – the manifestation tool of your new career. 
This might be some new clothes – the old ones need to be discarded like a snake skin and you need new ones that better reflect the rebirthed you.
It might be a new hairstyle – have you had the same one for years? A new style reflects the new you.
This might be new furniture – furniture holds emotions and predecessor energy, is it time for the New You to have new furniture that will only have your new vibration in/on it?
This might be changing the colour scheme and layout in your home so that the energy flows better and reflects the rebirthed you better.

In my case it is a new sewing machine for my birthday, as I have rediscovered personal creativity for myself (rather than it always being channelled into my businesses) and I am so darn excited about it!  That’s the key, the object must make you feel so darn excited about it’s purchase, because you are entering into a relationship with it, it knows it has a higher purpose, it is a representation of the reborn you in the physical world.
Throw yourself into it.  Be as bold, dramatic, colourful and daring as you like or perhaps it’s time for you to be more subtle, sensuous and alluring?
This week do something new for you that says to the Universe, “I am HERE!” this is how I am now representing myself in this physical world.  And enjoy the shopping therapy experience!  Celebrate the rebirthed You!

“Not knowing when the Dawn will come, I open every door.”  
~ Emily Dickinson


Physically many continue to feel tired as energy levels fluctuate as wildly as the strong Autumn winds.  We are being bombarded by more solar flares than we have experienced before, plus all the Eclipse and intense Scorpio energies all add to this feeling of tiredness.  Rest when you can, so that you can allow yourself to process easily and effortlessly.

Dreamtime has been particularly powerful since that doozy of a recent Full Moon and the Eclipse energies.  Also the veil seemed to thin early before and during Samhain.  Guidance, realisations and premonitions abound in dreamtime at the moment.  Don’t forget to write them all down, looking back later you will understand what it is all about.

A note about Dreamtime
My Elders taught me and I have found this to be true over the decades, that only the Dreamer can truly know the meaning of a dream.  I have not liked or agreed with any dreambooks that have been on the market, that is the author’s interpretation, not yours or the message that Elders in Spirit are trying to give you. 
The same goes for wanting other people to explain your dreams; you will be influenced by other people’s personal experiences, which may not be relevant to your dream.  Other people’s input can be helpful at times but can also cause even more confusion.  You have to trust your gut about what feels right (your ego will only try and jump on the nicer, juicier things so you will need to control ego if you are seeking outside counsel on your dreams).
The reason I always say write your dreams down, is that is can take weeks, months and sometimes years before the meaning of a dream or vision becomes clear.  And that is how it is meant to be.  Sometimes between now and then you continue the dream and/or receive more clues about it in dreamtime, and then one day you realise what it has all been about.  That makes it very personal to you, and nobody can analyse that for you.

The planets are giving us a lot of opportunities for healing and as the veil between the worlds thinned during the Samhain/Hallowe’en period, our Ancestors helped us even more.  We are in the last Autumn Moon, Autumn prepares for the Winter moons.  Autumn gives us the opportunity to say goodbye to Summer, to celebrate the Harvest and make preparation for the coming Winter moons by clearing and healing all that we no longer need, and the planets have been more than generous with the help and energies available to us.

I have noticed over recent weeks that more people are getting dogs or adding dogs to their family.  It has happened often enough for me to mention it.  Is this because the Dog nations are helping us to truly understand the meaning of unconditional love, devotion, loyalty and friendship? 
And many have adopted new kitties for their homes.  Cats teach us independence and remind us to take time out for relaxation and play.
On the other side of the coin we have all seen more and more reports of cruelty to animals recently.  Some friends of mine found their young cat (barely out of kittenhood) trapped in leg trap that the poor little thing had dragged for miles trying to get to the safety of their home.  It got stuck under a gate and thank God/dess they found her soon after.  Now the poor little thing is terrified to even go out into their garden.  These kinds of traps are illegal in the UK, and the RSPCA said that they are trapping cats like this to use for dog bait – WTF?!!!
Acts like these are part of the dark energies rising up as a way of trying to control the light by pulling our emotional strings and getting us angry.  When dark forces get us angry they can access our power).
May we always care for those who cannot speak up for themselves and may we always care for all four leggeds and animal relatives.

The Light is growing, people are becoming more independent, self-sufficient and taking back their power and taking control of their lives.  This is what is needed.  We can no longer rely on our leaders or the state or anyone else, we cannot trust the cr*p spewed forth by controlling governments.  People need to wise up to the fact that your g*vernment doesn’t care about you as an individual, it doesn’t care about you as a nation (despite the spin and hype).  We are dispensable fodder to them and worldwide I am seeing people now refusing to vote because they have totally lost faith in their leaders (unfortunately I know that this will probably force compulsory voting, but heck at least the people are making a stand).

All you need to worry about is your own little piece of heaven that you inhabit here on Earth.  Look after it; tend to it and all the Beings that live with you and on your land.  Work with the Earth Mother and the Nature Spirits to create more self sufficiency.  Work with your community and support each other and share with each other.

Trust your inner BS detector, don’t override that gut reaction or knowing deep in your body when you don’t believe something you have heard or seen.

This is what being a Rainbow Warrior is all about.  It’s about reclaiming and renewing (and that is what the Winter moons are all about).  It is about fulfilling that deep urge to live more simply and closer to the Earth.

We no longer are hypnotised by TV and media spin, we see through it now.  Sure there will be things that we get angry about still or upset about, but make that the impetus that drives you towards independence and community spirit.  When a major disaster happens, don’t get too sucked in, step back and sending healing, prayers and light.

This Eclipse is all about “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway”; perhaps it’s time to get that great little book out again! 


 I release all that is toxic in myself and my life
I know that I am always looked after by the Universe
I trust that all is unfolding perfectly
I am reborn
I have risen anew like the Phoenix
I step forward now - boldly, confidently and colourfully
I claim my rightful space in this new world
I Am!

Be excited, you are back on track and your future is looking FABULOUS!

Sending Blessings to the new rebirthed YOU.
Elly x

Copyright E. Yule ©2013 Worldwide Rights Reserved

1 comment:

Elizabeth Sadhu said...

Beautiful post. thank you dear sister goddess!!! It makes me think of this poem by my favorite Maya Angelou.

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.
Maya Angelou

Love, Elizabeth