Saturday, 14 December 2013


The Planet Venus indicates your feminine nature, your sexual nature, and how you wish to be appreciated as a woman.
In recent years Asteroids (small Planets) connected to Venus have been able to show in an Astrology Chart the way you work with your Venus energy.
Between Saturn and Jupiter there is a ring of small Asteroids that are thought to be the remains of a large planet.   The Asteroids that have been investigated and named are Ceres, Juno, Pallas Athene and Vesta.
These represent the varied ways that the Venus energy (in women and men) is used.

The sign and placement in an Astrological Chart indicate gifts, abilities and problems of that feminine energy.

CERES ( also known as Demeter by the Greeks) is the Mother nature type of female.  Her most important role in life is connected to her family.   She can be the supportive mother, or the possessive mother depending on other aspects in her chart.   I find that when I see Ceres in an Astrological Chart that person has a need to be and 'Earth Mother'.   She often can mother anyone who is in need, whether they are in her own family or not.
The legend of Ceres is that she was walking with her daughter Persephone one day when Pluto (the God of the underworld) saw Persephone and decided he wanted her.   He snatched Persephone and took her underground.   Ceres was heartbroken and walked the earth in morning.    This caused all nature to wither up and there was no food for anyone.   The Gods spoke to Pluto and insisted that he let Persephone go.  Pluto did, but before she left he persuaded her to eat a pomegranete (the seeds indicate marriage)    So the Gods made a deal with Ceres that Persephone could come home for six months and she went down to Pluto for the other six months.  This was the beginnings of Summer and Winter.
NOTE   When Ceres is placed in the home section of the Chart, a child can decide to leave or be taken away or leave with another for a period of time.    I have personally experience this.

JUNO is the expression of the faithful wife.   Her marriage and relationships are the most important thing in her life.  If she has good aspects in her chart she often has a long happy marriage.   If the aspects are not so good she often attracts the type of man who runs after other women.   Juno energy will often put up with this type of treatment because she needs relationships.
Juno in Roman times was the patroness of mothers and children.  She is connected with faithfulness.
In Greek times she was called Hera.  (she can often be seen on television shows as the horrible witch)
This was brought about because Zeus was her brother, but as sex was his hobby, he noticed Hera one day and decided to have her.  ( He turned himself into a dove and created a rain storm)  When the wet dove fluttered into Hera's arms he tuned back into himself and ravished her.   As they were both Gods they had to get married.   Zeus was afraid that if he had children they would murder him as he and his brother had murdered his father Saturn.  So he put Hera in a chastity belt and then went on his merry way seducing all that he fancied. She reacted by killing all his lovers and their children, so became the terrible wife.
Because of this they could not have children normally so they had to create them.
Hera created the silversmith for the Gods ( a sensitive male) and Zeus created Pallas out of his forehead, complete with shield and spear!  (a strong self sufficient female)   I see this as the beginning of the Aquarian Age male and female.

PALLAS ATHENE is the expression of the independent, intellectual, strong female.  She needs to run her own life and can be a boyish type of female.
Pallas was created through the head and brain of Zeus so she is usually more interested in study or masculine interests.   She usually loves to be a leader and is protective of those she sees as needing her strength.  She does not see marriage as her only goal in life but strives towards developing her own interests.   This often makes her a pioneer in women's needs.
Depending on the placement in the chart she can be seen as very successful or very selfish.

VESTA is the expression of the woman who is whole in herself.  She can be with others and love others but does not give herself to others as do the Juno type women.
Vesta is connected with the healing temples in Rome.  She entered at six years and was there till she was 30.
during that time she made a vow to be celibate.   This often affects her attitude in life and can be the reason some women decide to be nuns.
The Vesta female is one who tries to help others and provide for them the comforts in life.  This can lead to many different types of lifestyles.   The Vestal Virgins kept the oil lamps burning in the temples, they provided food and beds and even sacred sex if required.   This can lead to working as a nurse or health food sales person, massage or any other healing practice.   Even could be a reason to be a prostitute.
Virgin, in those days only meant young girl, not the way we use the term today.
When the Greeks ran the temples food, bedding and sex were seen as normal comforting actions.   When the Romans took over they found that children of the Vestal Virgins were worshiped and decided to stop the practice.   They made a rule that any Vestal Virgin having sex with travelers would be whipped and put to death (walled up alive).   This can often be seen in Astrological charts as a strong drive to be with a certain partner even if they are unsuitable.   (the result of not being able to be with them in the past)
I often find that people with this placement are very scared of being locked in anywhere.

These Asteroid placements are very helpful to understand emotional issues.  They are mainly looked at in women's charts but the Asteroid energy affects men as well.

Thursday, 12 December 2013


Most people who are involved in a spiritual life know that our Aura contains the colours of the Rainbow, going from Red up to Violet.
These colours are involved with different aspects of our life and knowing what each colour represents and what part of our life it influences is important for us to understand our needs.
The first section of our Aura is seen as a glow around the body (about a foot out).  It is connected to the Root Chakra.
RED is the colour connected to our Root Chakra.(our Physical Chakra)   This colour, when we look at it, switches on in the brain our 'fight and flight' instinct.   It affects our Adrenal glands that pump out the energy needed for whatever challenge faces us.   Therefore when we have to give a talk in public, run a race or do anything that needs strength we often decide to wear Red clothing.
The Red Chakra is connected with our 'roots', how we relate to our family, nationality, religion, idea of beauty (yes, even how we look to others).   We need strength for that, to feel that we are acceptable in all these areas.  If we do not feel that we are OK in the eyes of others, the Root Chakra cannot give out the energy needed and we often gain weight, have leg problems or lower bowel problems.  
People who do not feel accepted will often hide in grey or black.  Wearing Red, or surrounding yourself with Red (flowers, red food, Red essential oils, such as Rosemary,  crystals etc.) can help to get this Chakra working well.
As this is the base chakra, that sets off in motion the next 6 wheels of the Chakra system, it is hard to feel bright and happy if this one is not working properly.

The next section of the Aura is the Health Aura.  This consists of the next two Chakras, the Orange Chakra (called the Sacral) and the Yellow Chakra (called the Solar Plexus)  This section of our Aura can be measured by holding your arms out from the body.   That distance all around the body can be felt like a cocoon and can be soothed and healed with healing oils applied.
The colour Orange is the colour of relationships and confidence.  The Sacral Chakra is affected by situations in our lives when we have problems in relationships with others and lose our confidence in these relationships.  This can then affect the part of the body that the Sacral is connected to.  Many women have problems in their pelvic area because of this.   Wearing Orange, eating Orange food, Orange flowers in the house, Orange essential oil and orange crystals can all help.
The Yellow Solar Plexus Chakra area contains digestive organs, such as the Liver, the stomach, the Gall Bladder, the Pancreas and the beginnings of the bowel.   Yellow is the colour of joy and happiness and is connected with the will.   When we feel that others are rejecting our needs (or our own will) we often lose the joy and happiness of being able to express our own ideas.   This can lead to problems in the organs that are in the Solar Plexus area.     Wearing Yellow, eating yellow foods, yellow crystals and yellow (Lemon) essential oil can help.
NOTE.   Essential oils must be put on the body in a carrier oil as they are very strong.   The only two oils that can be put on the body without a carrier oil are Sandalwood and Lavender.

The third section of the Aura is much larger than most people know.   In my workshops we measure this third Spiritual Aura and it is often over 12 or 15 feet from the body.   This is the part of the Aura where we can 'feel' our connections to others.   At that distance we can decide if we feel comfortable or uncomfortable with other people.   (no wonder we feel cramped in a lift or crowded train).
This Spiritual Aura contains the Green Heart Chakra, the Blue Throat Chakra, the Indigo Third Eye Chakra and the Violet Crown Chakra.
All these Chakras from the Heart to the Crown enable us to work with our higher selves with love and intuition.
The Green Heart Chakra is connected to our need to love and be loved. It can be affected by rejection of the love we want to give to others.   Or, on a negative note, trying to push your own ideas on to others in the 'name' of love.
This area contains the Heart and Lungs and both can be affected by lack of love in the life and lack of acceptance .Wearing Green clothing, going out into nature, using Green essential oil, or green food (salads) can help.
The Blue Throat Chakra at the base of the Throat is connected to our need to express ourselves in our own way, talking, dancing, painting etc.   When we are stopped from expressing our OWN ideas we often have problems in the throat, shoulders, mouth, jaw etc.
Wearing Blue, eating blue/purple foods, Blue things in the home, vases, cushions etc. and Blue crystals and Essential oils (Sandalwood is very good.  Also Sandalwood rubbed on the top bone at the back of the neck will protect the 'Door to the Aura' which is situated there)  If the door is too open it will take in too much information and can confuse your own direction.  This often causes headaches and pain in the back of the neck at the top of the spine.
The Indigo Third Eye Chakra is placed between the eyes on the forehead.  This is the area of intuition.  When we are stopped or laughed at for expressing our own intuition we can often get headaches or eye and ear problems. Wearing Purple, Purple food, purple crystals or essential oils (such as Lavender)   Can all help.
The last Violet, Crown Chakra is at the top of the head and is called the Thousand petal Lotus.   This is our direct link to our Spiritual friends who wish to give us messages to have a wonderful life.  If we have friends and family who support us in our beliefs we are lucky.  Many people cannot express the wonderful messages they receive directly because they do not have the support of others.
Wearing Violet, using Ylang Ylang essential oil and meditation can help.  Messages can always be written in a book and will be valuable later in life.
Each of our Chakras need attention and if one of them is blocked because of emotional problems it will affect the next Chakra in the body.

Accepting our own ideas and giving them out in love and confidence can help to keep these Chakras working well.