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  • What Your Astrology Birth Chart Says About You

    I always wanted to have my natal birth chart read, but the only astrologer I knew from Instagram charged $500 to do it with a 6 month waitlist, so I put it off. I even pulled my own birth chart up on the internet and tried to interpret what each of the houses meant, but it was overwhelming, confusing and I’m pretty sure that I was way off…

    Then, I got seriously blessed. I met an amazing new friend in Glastonbury (blessing #1) who said that she’d just had her astrology birth chart read and was totally freaked out by how spot on it was for her life so far. Intrigued and excited, I asked her to introduce me to the person who did her reading. That night she linked me up with the Instagram account of Whitley Rose at The Soulflower Collective (blessing #2), who I instantly felt a connection with and who also happened to have a Samhain offer on for birth chart readings that weekend! (blessing #3)

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    I felt thrilled, nervous, excited and slightly apprehensive. What if my stars didn’t say what I wanted them to? I already knew from my 14 years of tarot reading that the future doesn’t always reveal itself how you’d like. What if this time it was the same, and my big dreams didn’t manifest themselves within what my birth chart had in store for me?

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    Whitley told me that I will soon be entering my 10th & 11th houses which are in the signs of Gemini and Cancer, where I will build a career in teaching, speaking and writing based on the spiritual gifts that I already unlocked earlier in my chart. This is uncanny and also a massive relief because one of my biggest fears was that my career-boat may have passed after my two previous careers in investment banking and fashion. In the Placidus House System that she uses (as opposed to an Equal House System), the size of each house varies depending on how much energy and emphasis you’ll put into that area of your life, and my soon-to-be career was the biggest segment of my chart!

    My birth chart also showed my spiritual awakening a few years ago in my mid-20’s where I started to unlock my psychic gifts, as well as a recent notable event in my relationships which was my marriage in July. Whitley noticed that there was something strange about my chart which may explain why I’ve always felt so lost, torn and confused – most of my astrological houses are ruled by one star sign but the majority of the events actually happen in the house next to it, which is sometimes a totally opposing energy. For example, one of my houses began in Capricorn (the ruling sign for that area of my life) but most of the events actually took place in Aquarius. She said that usually each house will sit quite neatly on each star sign, but lots of mine had these conflicting energies in each area of my life. No wonder I never knew where to fit in!

    Going further back into my childhood, there was a cluster of planetary activity around a point in my chart and I knew exactly what she was referring to. Until then, I had been trying to find balance (in Libra) as my parents broke up, my mum left, and I was moving back and forth between my mum’s and dad’s each day and around different houses. Yet I still had my voice at this point and it was at about 13 that it shows where I lost it. In the biggest cluster of transformational events in my chart, I moved in with my new stepdad where my stepsister died suddenly within 6 months, he became an alcoholic and my life totally changed. My life wasn’t great before, but at least I wasn’t living in fear every day afraid to go home.

    It was really nice to know that this transformational time was destined to teach me key life lessons that I would need for what I was going to achieve later on. A few years later showed an intellectual, high-achieving time where I was at University studying Economics & Politics and got on a graduate scheme at JP Morgan. I watched the news, read the Financial Times and lived that societal vision of success for a while. Needless to say, it wasn’t for me and the next biggest period of transformation in my chart is what I’m going through right now!

    Finding my voice again is where I’m at now to prepare me for my upcoming career in teaching, speaking and writing. Having my astrology birth chart read was an amazing validation that I’m on the right path and that everything on this journey so far has happened for a reason. The fact that I had my reading with Whitley Rose also meant that I was able to benefit from her intuitive gifts!

    My chart reading included some messages delivered from my grandma in spirit and we set up a Zoom call afterwards to discuss my chart and the messages in more detail, which she offers as standard with every reading. There’s a lot of information to take in and the chart can look confusing if you’re not used to it – so it was an amazing opportunity to get clarity and meet Whitley in person! We happened to share similar spiritual gifts, troubled childhoods and a love of Marilyn Manson 🖤

    The biggest thing that I got from the whole experience was truly feeling as though I’m a child of the stars, as we all are, and that there is intention behind every period of activity in our lives which feels unsettling. Your pain is for a purpose, and it’s usually within those difficult times that your purpose reveals itself.

    If like me, you’ve always been intrigued about what your birth chart says about you, I’d really recommend getting a reading of your own. You’ll be sent a video that you can watch at any time and keep forever, and it might highlight lessons and parts of your personality that you’ve never noticed before.

    It was certainly an eye-opening experience for me and if you’ve had your birth chart read before – or get it done after reading this – let me know what yours says about you!

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  • How Your Sun, Moon and Rising Zodiac Sign Affect Your Personality

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    When our body enters the world, we’re left with an energetic imprint from the moment we were born. How the planets aligned around you when you took your first breath say a lot about how you will behave, what your personal challenges will be, and what you’ll be like in relationships.

    Often we think that our star sign (Sun sign) totally encapsulates our personality – but astrologers are crying out for us to pay more attention to our Moon and Rising sign too. Our Sun sign is important and usually, most people resonate closely with theirs, but it only influences one dimension of our personality.

    It’s the combination of these 3 astrological pinpoints – our Sun, Moon and Rising sign – which can give a better picture of how you’re likely to express yourself through your personality.

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    This is the one you probably already know!

    For example, I was born on 12th May which makes me a Taurus. Our Sun sign is the most well-known because it reflects our outward identity and who we think we are at our core. It can explain a lot of our habits and mannerisms, as well as being an indicator of how we like to express ourselves and recharge our energy.

    • ✦ Sun in Air signs Libra, Gemini, Aquarius – express intellectually & recharge by thinking and talking
    • ✦ Sun in Fire signsAries, Leo, Sagittarius – express through goals and aspirations & recharge with physical activity
    • ✦ Sun in Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – express through the material world & recharge through the physical senses
    • ✦ Sun in Water signsCancer, Scorpio, Pisces – express through emotions & recharge through emotional experiences

    Often when we meet someone with the same Sun sign as us, we find that we have a lot in common with them. This is because your Sun sign establishes some outwardly obvious preferences in terms of what you do and don’t like, both within your own life and from other people’s behaviour. This is why some Sun signs are said to be “incompatible” with each other because our preferences can clash with someone too similar or too different.

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    The moon is the hidden force controlling the state of your inner world.

    As the moon affects the tides of the sea, your Moon sign affects your emotional state and how you react internally to events in your life. Unlike our Sun sign, we may not show this part of ourselves to others. Sometimes it can be obvious what Sun sign someone is, but as our Moon sign rules our emotional life – it’s mainly an inward experience for the individual.

    • ✦ Moon in Air signs Libra, Gemini, Aquarius – emotional response to events in your life usually includes trying to understand them mentally
    • ✦ Moon in Fire signsAries, Leo, Sagittarius – emotional response to events in your life usually includes finding strength, confidence and taking action
    • ✦ Moon in Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – emotional response to events in your life usually includes maintaining stability and taking a practical approach
    • ✦ Moon in Water signsCancer, Scorpio, Pisces – emotional response to events in your life usually includes feeling through them deeply and sensitively

    Your Moon sign can also change the tone at which you express your Sun sign by either amplifying it or muting it. For example, if you were a fire Sun and Moon sign then your expression of both would be more vivid. Whereas if you were a fire Sun sign but a Water moon sign, then it could make you more mellow and careful with your actions.

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    Your Rising sign (or Ascendant) is how you relate to other people.

    It’s determined by the zodiac sign that was on the Eastern horizon when you were born and – unlike the Sun or Moon signs – changes every 2 hours, so an accurate birth time is required to find out what yours is.

    • ✦ Rising in Air signs Libra, Gemini, Aquarius – you have a tendency to want to understand the meaning behind your encounters
    • ✦ Rising in Fire signsAries, Leo, Sagittarius – you have a lot of energy and come across as confident; sometimes even blunt
    • ✦ Rising in Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – you are seen as a stable influence by others and you may find that people tend to rely on you
    • ✦ Rising in Water signsCancer, Scorpio, Pisces – you are sensitive and empathetic with people, and you may even take on the emotions of others

    Our Rising sign gives us hints about how our friends, family and lovers see us; unlike our Moon sign which determines our inner world and our Sun sign which determines our identity.  Your Rising sign dictates your whole astrological birth chart as it decides the 1st House in your chart – where it begins – and therefore, where all of the other houses will fall after it. This means that, if you get a professional birth chart reading, the reader will want to know exactly when you were born to be able to give you the most accurate insights.

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    If you never felt like you massively resonated with the traits of your Sun sign – or you know someone who you wouldn’t really describe as theirs – it’s probably due to the influence of a Moon and/or Rising sign. There are so many astrological clues about our life’s journey hidden within our birth chart, and the only way to fully understand how the planets affect our personality is to get a full birth chart reading by a professional astrologer.

    Tarot readers who forecast the monthly energy for each star sign often advise “cross watching” and paying attention to your Rising sign in particular, as we’re complex cosmic beings who are affected by so much more than just our Sun sign!

    So, I’m curious to know – what’s your Sun, Moon and Rising sign?

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  • 10 Strange Signs That It’s Not Your Body, But Your Soul That Is Tired

    Life can be really hard sometimes.

    When we go through prolonged periods of stress and strain, our soul can begin to feel weary and disconnected from the outward life that we’re living.

    If we continue to ignore the telltale signs that our energy is running out, it can cause us to have anxiety, mental health issues and depression. The best remedy of all for this is to know and align with our purpose.

    If you’re not currently aligned with your purpose and your soul is feeling tired, you may start to notice physical symptoms rising up in your body, which can be hard to distinguish from adrenal fatigue or illness. Your soul could be trying to tell you that it’s time for rest, reflection and redirection – and it will tell you all of this through these warning signs ⚠️

    1. You can’t sleep at night and are having vivid dreams/nightmares. This means that during the day you fight a constant urge to rest, nap and sleep with little motivation to start the activities on your to-do list.
    2. Physical symptoms such as nausea, aches and pains, headaches, feeling faint and/or lethargic.
    3. When someone asks “what’s going on with you?”, you aren’t really sure how to respond. This confusion about how you feel only adds to the anxiety and can stop you from seeing the way out of your spiritual funk.
    4. You might feel detached, disorientated and a bit all over the place. This happens when your outside and inside are living different versions of your reality.
    5. Intense emotions may then rise up in an attempt to combat the confusion of what’s happening. You might find yourself crying for no apparent reason with intense emotional highs and lows.
    6. You may suffer panic attacks and/or symptoms of chronic anxiety such as palpitations, tension headaches, indigestion and sweats.
    7. Loneliness could become a familiar feeling, even when you’re with other people. By struggling to connect with yourself first, it can become difficult to connect with others. You might then find yourself questioning other people’s intentions because really you’re questioning yourself; sometimes it seems simpler and easier to look for answers on the outside rather than checking in with yourself.
    8. You find yourself acting like someone who is bitter/angry/resentful/jealous when usually your personality is the opposite.
    9. Your body feels generally weak and the usual physical activities you enjoyed no longer tempt you. Doing anything which requires physical exertion or hard work feels less appealing.
    10. You’re feeling nervous and unsure about what lies ahead. You may feel so drained and exhausted that you want to start your life again in search of a better future, without appreciating the full beauty of your life right now.

    If this sounds like you then it’s time to prioritise your own spiritual wellbeing. Devote time to rest and do the activities which make your soul smile, whether it’s meditation, walks in nature, reading, cooking and candlelit bubble baths. Whatever fills up your cup is what you need at this time.

    Try to rebalance your energy by redirecting negative thoughts and negative self-talk. Catch yourself when you find that you’re criticising yourself or talking down to others.

    When you’re aligned with your purpose and what your soul really craves, not only can you manifest more easily – but you can create the difference that you’re here to make. When our soul sees that this isn’t happening, it will react in ways that force us to slow down and evaluate where we are, where we’re going, and what’s got us to this point. Only through this process of rest, reflection and redirection can we get back on track and align our life in such a way that our soul feels fulfilled.

    Do what you love and live life on your own terms – not only to manifest more easily – but to avoid these symptoms of fatigue and make your soul smile!

    It’s never too late to turn your life around.

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  • Keep Noticing Butterflies? Here’s What They Mean…

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    “We are all butterflies, Earth is our chrysalis…” – LeeAnn Taylor
    Butterflies are spiritual messengers, so they can bring your attention to things you need to be aware of. A common idea which you may have heard is that butterflies symbolise the visitation of a loved one. In Japanese tradition, this is especially true for white butterflies, which are said to embody the soul of someone we’ve loved and lost. When we experience the loss of something, it’s always entwined with a new beginning; and therefore, a new opportunity for change and renewal. Through death, we know what life is; and through loss, we know what it means to have something really special. If you notice that a butterfly keeps visiting you (or landing on your windowsill, for example) then it could be a sign that a spirit is trying to get your attention and show that they’re still with you.

    🦋 A Powerful Symbol of Change

    Butterflies can also be seen as a powerful symbol of resurrection and immortality – reminding you that you can weather any dramatic change and come out the other side as a better version of yourself. What challenge are you facing that’s forcing you to rise up to a new level? What beliefs do you need to leave behind in order to embrace this new opportunity? Due to the process of change that they endure, we’re reminded of our potential to transform into the most bold and colourful version of ourselves. Resurrection, rebirth and new hope are all possible for you, if you keep noticing butterflies. If you make it through whatever’s troubling you at the moment, you’ll realise your potential to expand and turn your life around. Butterflies remind you to weather all change with grace and lightheartedness, while demonstrating that it will always be in your best interest. It may not seem like it in the moment, but anything which contributes to our growth is a blessing in disguise. Know that you’re capable of withstanding any hand you’re dealt in life and that anything which makes you wiser is a gift. Sometimes it will just be wrapped in a way that makes it hard to receive at first.

    🦋 In Your Dreams…

    When we’re asleep, our subconscious mind is communicating with us using symbols. Butterflies in our dreams can have a different meaning depending on what stage of life we see the butterfly in – was it a caterpillar, cocoon or butterfly? It could mean that you want to expand, be free and express yourself fully – or that you see yourself as (or long to be) a “social butterfly”. Knowing which aspects of the animal we might want to embody is key to understanding why we see certain animals in our dreams at night. They may also be a visual manifestation of where you feel stuck in your life. If your soul is longing for transformation and change in your relationship – or career – then you may see butterflies in a related scene of your dream. Where do you want to feel lighter and more free? And where do you know that you’re not reaching your full potential?

    Seeing a butterfly in your dreams could be a calling for you to find joy in life, find joy in change, and move forward into new challenges with the grace to know that you can always spread your wings and start again.

    Live like a butterfly, and remember to enjoy the process of life’s continual unfolding.

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