Bastet is ruled by the Sun and embodies the eternal burning flame of hardiness, loyalty, steadiness, spirituality and creativity. Bastet's flame is the life force that fuels leadership qualities, matters of the heart and inner strength and power.
When Bastet roars we feel her energy impact on our moods. It is time to take back your power. Leadership qualities should be used in a spiritual and positive way. Ego-driven leadership will lead to a fall.
November 2012 will bring challenges, changes, mood-swings, arguments and disasters. This is due to the planetary movements during this month. Mars, the soldier, will provoke the Uranus-Pluto conflict. Venus, the unpredictable white tiger, is in conflict with Pluto (death / transformation). Mercury has turned retrograde and will only go direct again on November 26. This can create communication gaps, telecommunication problems, misunderstandings and problems with relaying messages in general. Tempers may flare up causing arguments, fights, violence and telling each other where to get off or go burn forever and a day. Professional and personal relations could end. Be on guard against accidents. To crown all this there will be a total Solar eclipse on November 13 and a Lunar eclipse on November 28 causing us to assume things, jump the gun, feel uneasy and confined. Beware of overindulgence as Neptune (escapism) will turn direct on November 10.
Marker Star: Regulus: 26° Leo - 9°20' Virgo : Royal Star, the heart of the Lion.
Symbols: Royal Throne, Royal Crown.
The influence of Bastet's Leonid shower will cause people to put shoulder to the wheel and work hard. This energy reminds us that life is more fruitful when it is guided by order, discipline and love. Past hard work and effort will now pay dividends. Creative work will be stimulated and brilliant ideas will be born.
Bastet encourages us to think out of the box. The 17th of November may prove a lucky day to those who like to gamble. This is also a good day to put up your Christmas decorations.
Left is a picture of the Leonids seen from Niagara Falls.
The Leonids opposes Neptune. This warns against fire, accidents, illusion, drugs and alcohol. Be careful before you react to something that may be an illusion arising from your own subconscious fears and patterns from the past. Work on your creativity, spirituality and seeing things objectively.
I aim to live magically, and invite you to join me on my journey as I explore and explain the planetary energies that influence us, so that we can move with the rhythm of nature for our ultimate benefit and gain.
Sky picture taken November 7 from Johannesburg in South Africa. It shows the Leonids showering from Regulus, at the heart of Leo. The moon is also moving into the Regulus mansion.
Love Tip - Indulge in jungle fever and roar with pleasure!
'Everybody wants to be a cat' - Aristocats. Cats are the protective guardians of psychics and expand their 3rd eye.
Light Side: faithful, warm-hearted, generous, creative, giving straight from the heart.
Dark Side: disgrace, destruction, deceit.
Gemstones: Cat's Eye / Tiger's Eye - for protection.
Gold and Ruby.
Those influenced by this moon: regal appearance, know they are important, acquire wealth easily, live to be very old, fond of hills, merchants, valiant, religious / spiritual, contented and fond of life. People under its influence are those born between 16 to 29 August and those born in the year of the Goat.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people wont feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. -Marianne Williamson.
Enhanced Energy: courage, protection from father's ancestors, good for buying or selling regal houses and for expensive outings and flashy occasions. This energy is good for receiving rewards and recognition for work done. A good day to relax and drink in the sun light. When the moon is in the 10th mansion it enhances one's imagination and it is a good day to form alliances and for love between a man and a woman. This placement is also good for breaking bad habits and destroying enemies.
Light Magic: gardening, planting, garden magic, religious rites and rituals, love, reward and recognition. Burn a Red candle and read psalm 8 for recognition for your hard work and psalm 91 for protection.
Dark Magic: restrain enemies.
Bastet Colors: Gold and Ruby Red.
Bastet Numbers: 10, 19, 28, 91, 111
Ascended Masters / Guardian Angels:
Bast gives us the all-seeing 3rd eye. She gives us the ability to adapt to situations, to stretch our comfort zone and try out new things. To develop your third eye light a candle and gaze into a crystal ball or bowl of water. Let the images and impressions come to you. Burn catnip to boost your confidence. Bast is associated with music, dance, pleasure, protection, women and fertility. Magical symbolism - the 'all-seeing eye'.
Gabriel - peace, love, protection.
Durga - this portal lets in fire and lightning to bear against your enemies. Makes sure your enemies get what they deserve. May Durga Devi's protective energy always surround you!
Sekmet - protects women, children and animals.
Tarot Card: Strength - courage, inner strength, self-confidence, good health.