I like to keep my private life separate from my work so I don't really talk about anything non-professional on the blog. However, what I'm about to say has astrological connections, so I thought I'd share something very personal.
On 27th June 2015, my Progressed Moon will finally leave sector 12 of my chart after more than two years, and cross my Ascendant. This will put an end to a very difficult period in my life, and bring new optimism and opportunities.
The Progressed Moon positioned in sector 12 is difficult for everyone and I would have gone through a hard time anyway. But the effect was compounded by the fact that I had been through so much in the months leading up to it, including a potentially fatal illness and the end of a relationship with a man who I thought was 'The One'.
When the Progressed Moon enters sector 12, it's the astrological equivalent of being thrown into a prison cell and having the door slammed and locked behind you. I felt trapped, lonely, and depressed. The first six months were the worst. I knew I was 'in a bad place' emotionally and psychologically, and I also knew it was up to me to sort myself out. I set up this blog in July 2013 to distract my mind and get back into being an astrologer. I remember the exact day I began to feel normal again - 28th August 2013. For the first time in more than six months, I suddenly realised that I'd survived a whole day without having a single thought about my ex-boyfriend. That was a turning point. I began taking an interest in life again.
Sector 12 is an area of the chart that deals with confinement - physical, emotional or psychological. So, when your Progressed Moon (which rules emotions) spends time in this area, it feels as if you can't move forward. But, after a few months you start to experience what once seemed like a 'prison' as being more like a sanctuary. Somewhere you can retreat to and re-assess your life before a new cycle begins when the Progressed Moon leaves the 12th, conjuncts your Ascendant, and allows you to forge ahead with a new and positive attitude.
That moment is now almost here and I have so many plans for the future. So, on Saturday, 27th June 2015 I will be celebrating my freedom. The prison door is about to be unlocked and I'm ready for a fresh start. Here's to New Beginnings!