Mirror Mirror : Full Moon in Aries

Mirror mirror on the moon Are you still singing the same old tune? Our first full moon post eclipsia – that merry transformative rollercoaster that tipped our worlds on their pretty heads from July through August – is almost here. Cue maximum lunar agitation, Aries style for dramatic effect. Amped by the not insignificant impact…

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Me vs We : The Libra Aries Conundrum

As we walk into the new season heralded by the sun’s move into Libra and the equinox portal, we can leave judgement and overanalysis paralysis behind us. Virgo may always offer a giant vat of get shit done but it too can stifle our vision, drowning us in detail and nitpicky criticism. If you look…

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Anger as an Ally

Anger is a dirty word. Somewhere between political correctness and passive aggression, it was decreed that outright rage must be channelled. Reframed. Somehow remade into something less confronting and more palatable. Woman particularly, schooled not to make a fuss, are still shamed for the expression of our anger. Witness the disparity between how the sexes…

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Three Days of Darkness :: Unforgiveness

That old chesnut. By its very nature, refusing to forgive hooks us to precisely the stuff we’re trying to overcome and then move far from. We cling resolutely to our anger – and the fight – because it feels like forgiving the transgression condones it and lets the perpetrator off lightly. Our very real desire…

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The Academy of Chiron

Welcome to the Academy of Chiron, a learning institution founded on principles that at first, second and fortieth glance seem fuqing ridiculous. You want me to sign up to deeply revisit all the very worst shit that ever happened to me or that *gasp* I did? Righto. How bout no. Enter the shadow’s shadow. The…

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Pluto Direct

Pluto’s long retrograde in Capricorn ends today and it is the full stop that has us tremouring. As an outer planet, Pluto’s retrograde is longer and actually serves to underline his cosmic directive – in that scribbled with a pencil so hard you break the lead kind of way. Pluto turned retrograde on April 20…

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Missing: Self Care

As many a woman on the brink knows all too well, there are very real consequences if we perpetually postpone looking after ourselves in favour of holding the universe together. Our unholy ability to push through despite exhaustion, illness, pain, despondency, resentment or far worse than that is a dubious superpower indeed. One that comes…

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Front Flip

In a world that demands our vaulting evolution whilst decrying the process and the time it takes to grow, I have noticed a curiously toxic phenomenon. I’m calling it a front-flip, because it smacks of a backflip only with a vomitous forward motion. It seems now that once you reach a shiny new plateau of…

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Retreat at Mystwood in Wollombi

This magical little place nestled under the Milky Way in Wollombi Valley is the glorious location for my first Retreat this weekend. And yes, I am out. of. my. mind. excited. More than Christmas as a kid. More than when I stood next to Nick Cave in a lift once in 1993. More than SJP…

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Intuition, Self Care and the Shadow

I think of these three almost as characters in our unfolding story. They lumber along with us, waving their distinct gifts in our faces trying just to catch our attention. They stick with us as we shove them aside or question their benefits. They never give up on us, even when we flat out ignore…

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