Free will we have!

Free will we have…

An-fold 4/4/2020

 

One of the most amazing gifts we enjoy on this planet, is the fact that we were born with free choice. What we do with it, well… that is up to us.

Astrology is an amazing tool that we can use to understand ourselves and also the energies available at a specific moment. We can either dance with it or we can use our free choice not to dance with it, even rebel against it.

A little like the bible story about the angel stirring the water every now and then and whoever got in first, got healed. If you choose not to get in, you do not get healed and so be it.

The planets bring us waves of potential and we are indeed co-creators, you can either dance through the window of opportunity or take another round of the same until the potential comes around again one day. Free choice!

The future is not fixed in other words. Although your natal chart is a stagnant picture of the stars at the time of your birth, you can still choose to either express the positive promise or drown in the negative possibilities. The planets transiting the sky will make contact with your natal planets and bring wake up calls for you and me. Knowing what is going on and dancing with it is wonderful.

On that note I would like to tell you a little about Jupiter and Pluto at the moment. Jupiter takes 12 years to go around the zodiac. The planet of spirituality, expansion and opportunity. He travelled through Capricorn in 2008 the previous time. We all know that was the beginning of the global economic crisis. We still haven’t recovered from it, why? Because it is not over.

We have an exact conjunction/together of Pluto and Jupiter today!

Jupiter is definitely concluding a work he started 12 years ago, now in 2020. Yes, unfortunately it will take the rest of this year to clean up the mess. At the moment we see Jupiter doing his utmost in a detrimental state to bring opportunities, healing but also expanding the mess in order to clean it up. Pluto on the other hand is the planet of karma you have no control over. Yes, we will see deaths and endings but transformation and new growth will be the fruit from it. Time to surrender to what is and transform graciously.

There is so much to be said about what we are going through at the moment. The hardship and real difficulty is all around us but I also know that the people who are conscious enough to lift the vibration of the earth in any way must do it whole heartedly. We need to hold ourselves in the best way we can. We need to use our free will to do the right thing, to not react in negativity but to inquire and clean out our lives, heads and relationships. This is a profound time, dance with the beauty of it and be wonderful!

We all need it from each other.

p.s. I am available for consultations over Skype and telephone should you wish to know how all of this is affecting your own life.

Bottermaker se resep.

Bottermaker se resep…

‘n sielStorie deur Annali Swiegers.

 

Die nuus kom dat daar ‘n virus loop en skree dat ons moet starrag leef, ophou hol en huis toe gaan. Eers dog ek dis net nog ‘n storie wat ‘n onwaarheid-broek aanhet, maar toe raak dit ernstig en ernstiger. En kort voor lank toe is die virus naby en skree kliphard en almal skrik en hol gillend die pad af, party hol huis toe, party hol in mekaar vas en hier en daar is daar een wat amok gaan saai op die plein.

Nou-ja, ek gee nie om vir my huis nie, ek het baie om te doen en al-Een wees is aangenaam vir my. Ek sit nou in my tuin en werk ‘n resep uit, ek maak graag botter van beesmis tye. Dis eintlik salig, die voëltjies is baldadiger as gewoonlik, dis nou van die siele moes binne bly. Ek sit en kyk die skoenlappers wat stuitig in mekaar vasvlieg en giggelend op die liefdesblomme sit en ogies maak vir mekaar.

Maar ja, selfs in die stilte en bly-by-jou-huis-tyd, is daar sowaar ‘n gegil oor my muur.

“Hallóóu!!” skree ‘n siel benoud, anderkant my muur.

Ek sit doodstil en hoop dis nie vir my nie, maar nee, die siel skree nog ‘n keer!

“Hallóóóu! Storieverteller!!! Waar ís jy?” skree die siel weer oor die muur.

Ek staan op en roep terug: “Ag nee man? Wat maak jy buite jou huis? Hoe kan jy my vra waar ek is, jy weet dan ons moet in ons huise bly?”

Die siel gee ‘n snik en ‘n sug en teem voort: “Ek weet maar ek kan dit nie uithou met my eie sigSelwer nie en dis so ‘n skriktyd en dan is daar nog my broek wat so bewe dat ek gedaan is daarvan.”

“Ai Jong? Hoekom bewe jou broek dan, my Ou?”

Die siel praat in ‘n bewerige stem voort: “Want ek het by die virus ‘n broek gekoop, dis ‘n bang-broek! En ek weet niks en niemand wil vir my vertel nie en hoekom en waarom en wanneer tog immers? Dan is daar nog die ellende van anderkant en onweet en seg nou maar net…!”

“Liewe deug my Ou? Waar is jou eie broek? Jy het mos ‘n lieflike glo-broek en wat van die mooie vertrou-broek wat jy nou die dag aangehad het? Trek uit daai bang-broek, gooi weg, mens dra nie sulke klere nie. Jy weet mos ons is nooit alleen nie?”

“Oukei, wag vir my asseblief, ek gaan net gou my glo-broek aantrek, moenie weggaan nie, ek is nog nie klaar geskrik en gebewe nie. Eintlik wil ek inkom maar ek weet ons moet ver van mekaar af asemhaal.”

Ek giggel saggies en sê: “Dis reg skrikSiel, ek sit hier en wag vir jou terwyl ek ‘n botter maak resep bymekaar dink.”

Na ‘n ruk hoor ek hom aangehuppel kom, hy staan op sy tone en loer deur die liefdesblomme en sê: “Hiers ek, ek is terug en sowaar, my glo-broek sit lekker, niks bewerigheid nie. Dankie Storieverteller! Maar nou wil ek asseblief weet van die resep, gaan jy bak en brou?”

“Nee skrikSiel”, seg ek, “Dis ‘n resep vir hoe om in die oomblik te leef en al-Een te wees sonder om bewebroeke te loop staan en koop.”

“Ek luister!” seg die siel.

“Dis eintlik maklik skrikSiel, mens moenie nou staan en loop vooruit skrik nie. Ons weet nie en dis ook oukei, wanneer ons daar kom sal ons weet. En ons het mekaar en die groot Siel is heeltyd by almal, Hy gaan ons mos nie nou los nie, Hy is niks bang vir virusse nie.

“En dan is daar die botter in die beesmis, die persent in alle situasies. Mens moet sit en stilbly, bietjie binnetoe dink en luister. Ons kry nie baie sulke tye nie, meer nog, ons is almal in dieselfde bootjie. Almal het geskrik, almal moes stop en ons weet dat alles gaan verander. Dis die ding wat ons armsalige bang siele die meeste vang. Die on-weet, die on-rus en die on- van alle on-dinge wat ons uit-dink en groter-dink.

“Die groot Siel het ‘n plan, wat aangaan is nie onder Hom uit nie, Hy weet van alles en soos dit vir my lyk, het Hy nou eers gemeen Hy moet ons bietjie uithaal uit die lewe dat die Lewe kan terugkom tot homself. Dan sal Hy ons help om weer terug te leef en dalk het ‘n klomp van ons bietjie meer respek vir die lewe.”

Die siel sug en sê: “Haai dankie Storieverteller, ek voel nou heelwat beter. So, jy seg dit gaan oukei wees, ons sal weer aangaan?”

“Ja skrikSiel, ons sal oukei wees, het jy iets nodig?”

“Nee, nognie, maar dalk hou my kos nie! Maar jy is mos hier? En om die waarheid te sê, ek onthou nou net, ek wil gaan uitvind of my sielmaters oukei is, ek was so skrikkerig dat ek skoon vergeet het om oor hulle te vra. Is jý oukei Storieverteller?”

“Dankie vir vra skrikSiel, ek is doodreg en het genoeg van alles.

“Dis ‘n Wonder tyd, ons moet almal bietjie Wonder!”

 

 

 

Saturn, the teacher entered Aquarius.

Saturn, the teacher, entering Aquarius.

An-fold 31 March 2020

 

Saturn is a slow moving planet, it takes roughly 2 and a half years to move through a sign. While travelling through a sign it brings out the best and the worst of that sign. What works and what needs to be let go of.

Saturn was conjunct Pluto in Dec 2019 and the last time early in Jan 2020. Astrologers expected huge shifts, predicted that world economy will change. That power positions will be challenged, some even predicted world war 3.

But no one expected that it will actually be a minute virus bringing the crisis/war we have now… and that was only the beginning.

I would like to add to the story of Saturn and Pluto and what we can expect.

Saturn has left Capricorn and entered Aquarius on the 22nd of March. Saturn is the planet of karma, order, discipline, fear, responsibility, consequences etc. He now entered the sign of the humanitarian, taking care of the earth, the new age we so desperately waited for.

Aquarius is also the sign of the internet, an out of the ordinary way of doing. We see how people connect and work through technology and we see how they reach out and give, help and finally, hopefully wake up!

Saturn is making a square to Uranus at the moment, the planet of shocks, independence and inventions. We can be sure that there will be breakthroughs, maybe slowly and with a lot of effort but there is the promise of such happening.

Today Mars has joined Saturn in Aquarius. That is something to be thankful for. Mars is one of the planets that triggered the pandemic. Mars being the planet of fever amongst other things. Mars now left Capricorn, entered Aquarius, joining forces with Saturn and Uranus to move on in a new way. The warrior, ambitious and in Aquarius, open minded with a world view.

Jupiter is still at the same degree as Pluto, on 24 degrees Capricorn.

Still expanding the transformational energies of the virus. Jupiter is also the healer, in the background we see people cured of the virus. Opportunities arose from the trauma. Pluto brings endings, but it carries a seed of new growth at the same time.

In Human language;

We all know that something had to give, the world was/is in trouble.

I am still amazed at the power of fear (Saturn) and how big our instinct for survival actually is. The symbolic meaning of everything is profound if you want to know.

We are but a breath away from not being here. Corona is the virus restricting exactly that. Getting us to take note, to stop, to return to ourSelves and our loved ones. To understand that we are all the same in our Essence, all busy with our physical journey and so fragile that we can be removed from this earth by a virus you cannot even see.

Pluto the planet of death and transformation, the karma we have no control over. Saturn next to him in Capricorn, this happened last time, more than 800 years ago with significant effects on the world.

And here we are… every fear has been touched. From fear of death, of loosing our loved ones, our money, job, business, health, food, security etc.

Confronted with every false security, the government, the fund, the investment, the savings, the relationship the…. suddenly realising that what our parents told us, were indeed true. The only thing that really matters, is your health and therefor, your breath, that which keeps you on this earth.

We are relieved of duties, constrained to homes, with the people you call loved ones, but maybe the relationship only survives because you are mostly absent.

Ultimately the shifts will have to be within. The circumstances of every human being will provide the ingredients we need to grow, to shift, to take responsibility, to decide.

And all we know at the moment, is that we have no clue what tomorrow will bring. In this moment we need to be the best we can be. To act in love and respect and to trust that we are fine right now.

Corona virus and Astrology.

An-fold 14/03/2020

 

So, here we thought money makes the world go round… Ha!!

Corona came along, a tiny, tiny virus and stopped the world! She speaks louder than money, who would have thought it is even possible?

She inspires us in a whole new way! Fear/Saturn of death/Pluto!

Interesting to see how easily we can be rendered (Pluto) powerless on this physical plain called Earth.

How does this show up in Astrology?

We have had the Pluto/Saturn conjunction/together in Capricorn, since December 2019, although it has been building up, through last year. We are talking about very slow moving planets. There was an exact hit in January 2020, but we will deal with the change and aftermath for the rest of this year.

Capricorn, the sign of business, making money, status and authority, ambition and the physical manifestation of energy in the world.

Pluto the planet of transformation and power. The karma you have no control over, if you resist, you suffer. The seed/Pluto falling in the soil/death, bringing forth something new/birth.

Saturn is the planet of responsibility,  authority and boundaries. It constricts and brings fear if not adhered to.

Saturn also rules time and structure.

Mix the three;

It is time to take responsibility for the abuse of power. Reap what you have sown in the past/karma, the negative patterns we repeat.

Authorities have been exposed, called out to own up to the bad boundaries and the abuse of power in all aspects. Money, borders, strategies, rules and laws.

Now we add Jupiter in a fallen state to the mix; Jupiter expands and makes whatever it touches bigger, being in a fallen state in Capricorn, we see him expanding and spreading the negative of the situation. That is also why things are exposed.

Add Mars which entered Capricorn in February, Mars is the planet of action, drive, ambition and in top performance in Capricorn.

But… Mars also rules fever and infection.

So there we have Corona showing up as the tool to bring the transformation needed so desperately in the world.

Hand in hand with Jupiter we are challenged and inspired to change in a way where we have little or no control/Saturn.

We can expect to have this whole situation coming to a peak over the next week.

On the 18th of March, the Moon will shine her light on the situation and Mars will join the other 4 planets in Capricorn. This will probably be the peak of the spread of the virus.

As we close the borders/Saturn, we will constrict/Saturn the spreading/Jupiter of the disease. We are warned to take personal responsibility for the infection/Mars by washing our hands etc.

Saturn will move out of Capricorn on the 21st of March, into Aquarius, the sign of groups of people. We will then deal with the effect that the situation had on humanity as such. We will definitely see businesses change, imports will be restricted and the world will indeed be changed by one tiny virus.

It is a year of change on every level connected to money, status, boundaries, responsibility and power.

Jupiter will bring opportunities forth and new doors will be opened as the seeds drop in the soil. Expect to be challenged to change, to let go, to adapt, to get unstuck. Nobody will be left untouched by this. The ones who are ready to dance with the flow of Life, will reap the benefit. The ones who resist, will suffer.

Time to take responsibility for Self and act in love.

Separate… all I know is that I am learning…

A humble offering of my journey on this plane called Life. Inspired by a teacher/soul who offered separation and gave me a gift of Oneness, once again…

Thank you, Amen and Namasté.

To be in-Spired can only happen when you are in-Spirit.

How? Where?

In the gap, in the Stillness between the many words in the busy mind.

To get back to One, means you need to be Unified (Yoga) with the Source, get passed the thinking mind and take your Awareness/Thinker to the quiet space where the Creator resides.

To be unified with the Creator, makes you a channel of Creation. Creating is being in-Spirit.

We live in a world of polarities. Forever looking for the other half of the Whole. This started when we were ultimately separated from the Source and the pool of creation in order to experience the extreme of the other side of the pendulum. Starting by the choice of being either a woman or a man in physical form. Splitting the Whole to start off with. The Yin and the Yang separated in body form.

On this journey called Life, we are born and separated from Source on spiritual level, on physical plane we are at the same time, separated from the womb/mother.

In us lives a Seed of need to be whole again, searching for the other half, the meaning, the reason for this fear of being separate and alone.

As we grow up, we walk back to Oneness. Every experience can take you closer or further away from that. Always a choice, born with free choice… So free that you can choose to be separate from All and every-One. Ultimately ending up with the Source at the end.

Going Home, through experiences in a world of polarities and extremes. Finding Home to be in the Stillness of your head, the gap between the words.

Being saved from the separateness created by the noise between You and Stillness. Aiming for the Christ mind and the bliss of Being.

All of this effort were infused with fear. From laws and commandments, warnings and burnings to buying your freedom by confession with a penny or such.

 

Choosing, choosing…

Man versus Woman = Unity = Creating…

Looking for it in the other, the one side of the polarity of the physical manifestation, initially feeling complete, to find after the honeymoon that you are still alone. Creating children with the unity of 2 polarities, hoping to complete the experience. Only to find more separation and disappointment.

Then there are those who go beyond the physical unity and looking for the completeness experience in the other. Those who know it is not in the physical unity that you find the whole. The Whole lies within and only within. All part of the brave experience of being a human Being.

The brave ones walk alone, some with pain and loneliness, some with the gift of knowing that Oneness is not to be found anywhere but in the Nowhere.

 

More polarities with the gift of whole and perfection in the balance of it;

Darkness/Black versus Light/White , within lies the creative Rainbow, the spectrum of all colour available to us.

The artist, blissfully understanding the magic of Being in the moment of total Stillness and creating beauty from within.

Here and There, within lies no-where and every-where. Life happens for us, not at us.

More and more of those I leave with you to discover for yourSelf in your search for your own insight and wholeness.

 

My conclusion and humble insight on the first day of Autumn 2020, still evolving and deeply aware that I do not know, is;

The journey towards Wholeness; Each and everyone’s personal journey. God hides Herself and we are looking for Her through experiences on a physical plane. Sometimes visiting the extremes and the pain and separation of energies, always returning to ourSelves where the Stillness resides. The Stillness with no-Name.

Lao Tzu said: “The Tao which can be named is not the Tao.”

Our ability to make words and create conversation lies within the mind, the very place of separation. There where naming and blaming, rating and judgement lives. The fear of separation being the very drive behind the separation. The ego, fearfully trying to validate, compare and compete in order to be right and safe. The ego wants to be better, always looking for more, forever looking for perfect in an imperfect way.

Using an earthly tool like words to explain the Tao/God which is too big to be put into words. Words fail, words kill, words are dangerous and glorious on the spectrum of polarities.

We create with our thoughts and words. We should only create with one word and that is love!

The only word without letters that can be spoken without the use of your tongue is the breath, in and out, silently whispering from the Inspiration: “Yah…weh… yah…weh”

Tesla said: “If we want to understand the Universe, we need to look at it in the form of energy, vibration and frequency!”

 

New Moon in Pisces next to Mercury retrograde…

 

An-fold with Astrology 23 Feb 2020

We have a new Moon in Pisces in a couple of hours. The new Moon is an opportunity to consciously place an intent on starting something new.

Planting time… To plant a seed, means you let it go, put it in the soil and have the expectation that there will be a new plant, new growth from that. It needs to be taken care of, watered regularly, not too much sun, not too little light. It means you get rid of the weeds/negative thoughts as they appear.

Pisces is the oldest sign, connected to spirituality. The shadow of Pisces is victimhood, the beauty of it is overcoming by surrendering and allowing the creative flow of Life to take place.

Mercury/communicator in Pisces is conjunct/next to the Sun and the Moon, adding his energy to the message.

Wayne Dyer said: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at, change!”

Revisit the victim in yourself and plant a seed of grace on the past hurt. Take responsibility for your feelings and reactions on Life.

Change the hurt-mantra into a positive affirmation. Find the lesson, the space, the gift in it and start over. Rewrite your story, take back your power. Being a victim means you blame something or someone outside of yourself for your pain or situation.

Life provides us with circumstances and energies to grow and evolve. Nothing is ever a mistake… It might be hard, it might be sad, it might be uncomfortable but it is what it is.

Choose well! Use gratitude to cover all negative thoughts.

Happy new Moon, may you plant many seeds and see miracles of growth on your journey, called Life.

Moon

 

Saam is mos beter…?

Ek wil iets… ek wil iets lekker en oulik en heerlik. Hoog skop en wyd dans, wilde skoppelmaaie en saamlag dinge. Ek wil saam, alleen is alleen en sonder…

“Kom met my saam?” seg ek vir die siel wat ek lank oor gedink het voor ek genooi het.

“Ja”, seg die siel… “Ek wil doen en geniet, ek kom graag.”

“Goed!” seg ek en begin die mandjie met die heerlikhede en die oulikhede pak. “Dankie, dankie vir saamkom en so en aan voorts.”

Die siel daag op en bring ook ‘n paar jammies saam, pak dit in die mandjie en bied aan om selfs die mandjie te dra.

“Dankie, dankie!” prewel ek onder my asem, “ek soek al lankal die siel wat die saamdoen en die saam en die dra met my sal deel. Saam se plesier is mos beter as alleen se lag.”

Die siel huppel voor my uit en kry vir ons ‘n piekniekplek, gooi die bont lap oop en pak die plesier uit. Ons geniet en lag en is bly oor alles, saam doen ons dit. My hart spring uit en dans ‘n sirkel van plesier om die bont doek.

“Ons moet weer so maak?” seg die siel, “gou ook! Kan jy anderdag wanneer opdaag met ‘n mandjie vol allerlei, ek sal laat weet van hoe en wat en waar! Intussen leen ek jou boek van wyshede wat jy bymekaar geleef het, ek het om te gaan oor-vertel aan die een en die ander… miskien sal ek hom terugbring wanneer ookal.”

“Ja-nee!” seg ek deur my benewelnis van plesierige gebruiktheid.

Iewers gaan ‘n alarm af maar ek druk my oor toe terwyl ek die opruimwerk doen en solank dink aan die anderdag wanneer se mandjie en so aan se voorts.

Die anderdag hou ek oop, tussen-in dae ook, wag ek om te verneem van die volgende gedeelde plesierigheid. Net om te verneem dit sal toe nie uitwerk en of ek nog ‘n dag of twee vorentoe ook kan oophou en opdaag vir in geval van die een en die ander… dalk kom daar vir die mens ‘n beter offer of so, of so…

Die alarm skree nou so dat ek nie meer kan doof speel nie…

En as mens luister hoor jy en as jy kyk sien jy en as jy weet kan jy nooit weer nie weet nie!

Dalk… net dalk, of miskien is dit die enigste weet wat ooit belangrik is om te weet.

Ons is nooit alleen, tensy ons alleen voel in ons harte en saam as ‘n voorwaarde stel vir plesierighede en moontlikhede en dies meer.

Want soms, is saamwees, alleen-samer as wat alleen ooit kan wees.

Ek gooi die bont doek oop in my eie tuin, tussen die mooi en die lief en ek skink en ek haal stadig asem.

Ek ignoreer die klop aan die voordeur, die geroep van die ontydige siel, wat toe nie ‘n beter offer gekry het nie, wat nou wil terugval op die geduldige moontlike wat nou die onmoontlike geword het.

As jy eers die soet van die Stilte se Saam ervaar het… dan maak jy nie sommer weer jou deur wawyd oop vir enige siel se anderdag miskienlikhede nie.

Terwyl ek die lieflike Stilte geniet en stadig teug aan Sy heerlikhede, onthou ek…

Ek Is!

En ek is wat ek is want ek kan doen wat ek wil en wat ek kan, want as ek al-Een dans, dan dans ek suikersoet spore op my eige musiek, dag in en dag uit, waar en wanneer en so en aan en aan en aan.