Welcome to Erica’s first STAR SCOPES of 2021. It is a major new term in the school of life. The energies of the Winter Solstice and the planetary conjunctions have given us a new blank page and a whole new curriculum. In fact, it’s the first page of a new book. The book of the past is closed. What has been “normal” is gone and we as a collective must find ways to create an alternative which embraces, first and foremost, kindness embellished with empathy and constantly asking: how will this affect the planet? We could also add a daily practice of reviewing how each day has gone and how we have made a difference. We can’t always be that perfect ideal, but we can be aware, mindful and endeavour to correct any wobbles where we have been less than we hoped. We need to develop the courage to ask for help when we need it. And to offer help when asked by others. Vulnerability and accountability are the buzzwords for an expanded and loving future and we each have our part to play.
We live in challenging and exciting times and this is the life course we signed up for. There may be moments when we wonder what were we thinking ? And why we didn’t sign up for flowering arranging in the Andromedin system? But we are here. Gaia need us, and we know we have what it takes. Never has there been a greater opportunity to speak out, be authentic and intend that a kind and compassionate life is possible for all. While on the surface the world looks to be even more divided, it calls us to live as kindly and compassionately as we can. Sometimes that means stepping back and not allowing our personal triggers to bring us to aggressive behaviour. Sometimes that means stepping forward and standing alongside those who are being oppressed – that is assertion. Be open to the old falling away and new paradigms manifesting. Above all, do not feed fear.
I am reminded of the story of the native brave who called on the tribal elder to ask about his disturbing dreams. He described a black and a white wolf fighting inside him. He said: I am afraid. The black wolf is so strong. Will it win? Which one will win? The elder replied: My son, which one do you feed?
My Starscopes are channelled using an alchemy of astrological signs, tarot insight, and angelic guidance. This month, I am calling in the wisdom of the angels combined with tarot. As you know, I always work with the mighty angelic realms. Angels are no fluffy inventions; they are mighty cosmic energies capable of omnipresence and the ability to bring wisdom and love to any situation. Amongst their ranks are the Powers, Principalities, Thrones, Virtues, Cherubim, Seraphim and The Archangels. The Archangel who presides over January is Gabriel, the divine messenger who is present at births and new beginnings. So, at the birth of this new calendar year as we step over the threshold into the Age of Aquarius, Gabriel is here to guide us to renew the message of truth, to experience the fullness of this life on earth. Ask Gabriel to help you become still, to hear the message and find your true path. We each have a unique path, and yet we walk together. Honour yourself and others. and the guidance of the fairy realms who also fight so hard for our mother earth.
We must adapt and courageously champion our beautiful planet and stand firm with those who are brave enough to be the change we need to see. As the prophecy states: when the earth grows sick, and the animals are dying, there will come forth people of all races, creeds and colours to defend her. And by their courage and actions they shall make the earth green and fertile again. They shall be known as the warriors of the rainbow. This is a paraphrase. There are many versions of the Rainbow Warrior, including one in an evangelic text, Warrior of the Rainbow published in 1962. Some hold that is the origin. However, we do not know how the authors came by the words. Whatever the origin, it matters not to me. They inspired the formation of Greenpeace and their flagship, the Rainbow Warrior which the French secret service shamefully bombed and sank whilst she stood in dock in New Zealand. The public outcry had quite the opposite effect they hoped for. The New Zealanders caught and jailed them, fundraising was set aflame and Rainbow Warrior Two was built amidst the meme: You can’t sink a rainbow. For me, the words stand as a call to arms, and their origin is less important than the message. So, let us stand as rainbow warriors alongside the awesome elementals: the fairies, the merfolk, and the dragons and make this year a year when our voice of care and compassion is heard. Even a small action is a step, and you are never alone with a dragon by your side!