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Is there a magician in the house? Mercury trine Uranus

mercury trine uranusAs Mercury races ahead in the zodiac now, leaving his triple alliance with Sun and Saturn in his wake, he makes a very inspiring trine aspect or 120 degree alignment with Uranus across the zodiac in the other complimentary fire sign. The influence should already be felt as it builds up to an exact alignment on 1 December and we shall call that the “Day of Genius”. Mercury symbolically rules the workings of the mind in astrological terms, and Uranus, although only relatively recently discovered by astronomers, is considered to represent a higher octave of Mercury. So as the two make an auspicious alignment like this, in harmoniously compatible signs of the zodiac, we should expect the couple of days now to be filled with inspired new ideas that appear as if from nowhere, like a bolt from the blue.

This is how we commonly describe intuition, or insight. Of course “insight” may come from deep thought, worldly experience or long deliberation, so it may not be exactly the term to describe this aspect, but “inspired intuition” may be more accurate. It can be like waking up one morning with the brightest of ideas, the answer to the problem, or the symptoms of spontaneous and outside-the -box perception, may I dare say even extra-sensory perception. These symptoms may all be available to the receptive mind at this time, so trust your intuition now. ESP is only a rare commodity because we have not been trained to use our God-given skill. Our modern life and education may not facilitate the mindset required to hear the inner voice that is there all the time. We are simply not taught to cultivate the stillness of mind required, the receptive inner ear, to receive the guidance from within. Cultivating a stilled mind takes practice, usually years of practice, as taught by all schools of meditation. A calm or stilled mind is the goal of meditation after all, for it is the open door through which one can enter the temple of the heart to have audience with the higher self that resides permanently within. And also an over-active or agitated mind is the cause of anxiety, distress and bewilderment in life. During meditation one may sometimes be suddenly alerted by the intuitive voice to many bright ideas or solutions. Yet that is just a by-product or secondary benefit to the art of meditation, which is actually primarily meant to still the mind enough to enable us to see the real self. Nevertheless, those inspired insights are not to be sniffed at. Especially if there are daily duties in life that require problem solving. Now besides these moments of meditation, that inspirational problem solver is there all the time and it is at times like this current astrological alignment that may bring him to the fore.

You are not alone in your head. Whether you see it as the two hemispheres of the brain, or the presence of the soul and Supersoul – also known as the guru in the heart – there is a possibility for dialogue, and the inner advisor definitely has the greater understanding or perspective of the picture we call life. The simple rational everyday mind that we identify as ourself is only part of the personality at hand. We all house the software within to access the mainframe, tap into the cloud, or hear from source, whether directly if we are one of the rare few, or indirectly by accessing the “akashic records” in the reference section of the eternal library. Now is the time to lend an ear, become receptive and allow your inner guide to whisper in your ear those words you need to hear, for the future is already out there, and it is up to you whether or not you are able to be a step ahead of the pack in seeing it or should I say hearing it and acting upon it for your own upliftment as well as the upliftment of your sphere of influence.

The Sixth Chakra – Brow or Third Eye Chakra

The sixth chakra is situated on the forehead, just between the eyebrows. This chakra is represented by the indigo Ajna mandala (command centre), the element of the light, electricity and mind and is symbolised by spirit.

Chakra systemThe third eye chakra influences ones capacity to see things that have not yet taken place or clairvoyance as this is the foundation of our psychic powers.

The chakra physically influences vision, the eyes, nose, brain, central nervous system and pituitary gland.

A balanced third eye chakra enables one to be able to read auras and to see their spirit guides, who assist with healing the past and the ability to see into the future. It enables us to use our imagination, intuition, visualisation, insight, concentration, awareness and enlightenment – at the same time defining fantasy from reality.

  • When in balance one will feel more in control of their lives and will courageously pursue their goals. They will have confidence in their own abilities and will have no need for others to make them feel whole.

An imbalanced chakra will create negative influences on the physical level, which manifest in the form of sinus and visual problems, nightmares and headaches. This in turn may lead to over analysing situations and a lack of clarity.

Too much energy flow can cause headaches, a lack of concentration, confusion, spiritual fatigue, panic attacks, psychological problems and depression.

Too little energy flow can cause one to be unassertive, disorderly, frightened of achieving, far too empathetic and unaware of what comes from ones highest guidance.

Balancing and unblocking the third eye chakra can be achieved by lying flat on your back and placing a crystal (lapis lazuli, which is my favourite) above the third eye, then visualise a flame or indigo light whilst meditating.

A healing exercise to assist the third eye chakra’s balance:

The Child’s pose and other poses with forward bends are good for healing this area.

Do daily eye exercises.

Try out some herbal oil treatments

Food that is great for aligning the third eye chakra:

echinacea, eggplant, ginseng

Any purple foods like blueberries, grapes and eggplant

This is when you tug into chocolate, reminding yourself how good it is for you.

Drink yummy tea like Lavender flavoured spiced tea.

Herbs related to the third eye chakra:

Elecampane (Inula Helenium)and Sandalwood (Santalum Album)

Glands related to the third eye chakra:

Pituitary

Vowel Sound related to the third eye chakra:

e (me)

Musical note related to the third eye chakra:

A

Element related to the third eye chakra:

Water and Light

Crystals related to the third eye chakra:

– indicolite tourmaline, Lapis lazuli, azurite, sodalite, fluorite, quartz crystal and sapphire.

Sense related to the third eye chakra:

ESP and intuition

Incense related to the third eye chakra:

Star Anise, Mugwort, Acacia and Saffron

Astrological Signs related to the third eye chakra:

Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio