Katie Shell

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Our bodies are the vehicles we have been given in order to experience this planet, and our natal charts are the guidebook helping understand the kinds of experiences we have chosen to have during this lifetime.  All the energy in our charts must be expressed in some way. With greater self-awareness and perspective we can work with these energies to live more intentionally and to our greatest potential. 

The movement of the planets, other astrological bodies, and points helps draw our attention to specific parts of us as individuals and as a collective we need to work on to grow. The more we understand about ourselves the better we can learn to harness the energy present in our lives rather than feeling controlled by it. 

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Monday, January 23 Uranus stations direct. Before a planet appears to change direction it seemingly slows to a halt and we become focused on it's energy. With Uranus we will be focused on our authenticity. This may come in the form of sudden jolts pushing us to step-up and ask ourselves is this really me? Make sure the answer is an unapologetic, undeniable YES! If it's not take it as an opportunity to reflect and remember who you are and make the changes you need, in order to be true to yourself. Once this happens all of the major planets will be direct giving us a turbo charge of momentum through the end of April.

Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius so this energy will be amplified during The Aquarius New Moon on January 21. It will be a great time to set intentions around what actions you need take in order to allow more authentic thought and expression. You may feel a little or a lot rebellious, but that's what it feels like when we step out of the constraints of the conditioning of what we are supposed to do in order to become true to who we really are. 

Aquarian energy is also about detachment. Healthy detachment means you understand that you have to put your own oxygen mask before assisting others. It is about letting go of preconceived ideas about outcomes, and methodologies. Give yourself a chance to really try out new ways of being this new moon, as it is time to allow thoughtfulness to lead with clarity of purpose. Forget everything you thought you knew and allow yourself to step into the magic of all that is possible. 

All of this sets us up for when Pluto moves into Aquarius on March 23 for a teaser. By the end of 2024 Pluto will be in Aquarius for the next 20 years. This is a major generational shift for all of us. More to come, stay tuned!

Tools including playlists, affirmations, and essential oils by sign. 

Acknowledgement & Gratitude - Insight Into My Astrology Journey

Astrology has been a life long interest of mine. In college I was calculating natal charts of friends and family by hand, and have often incorporated the positions of the sun, moon, and planets in to building my workshops. A few years ago I heard a voice telling me to deepen my astrology studies and add it more intentionally to my healing practice. I searched for teachings that resonated with my mission of helping people learn to love themselves unconditionally, trust their bodies, and the importance of  accepting our shadow side.  Eventually this led me over and over to the work of Tom Jacobs.  I began studying his evolutionary astrology courses, his work on True Black Moon Lilith and Chiron (go to my page Lilith Embodied for more on how I am working with Lilith), and working with him regularly as a spiritual counselor. My guides quickly pushed me to my edges repeatedly as I went through training and personal exploration. I believe this process has enabled me to understand  and support people dealing with their own shadow side in new ways, and recognize more quickly where and why they are experiencing challenges in their lives. Working with astrology as a tool to understand our patterns across lifetimes and the forces driving us in this one is an incredible gift that allows us to reprogram our limiting beliefs and empower ourselves. 

For further understanding on this innovative way to work with astrology,  I recommend looking into Tom's extensive collection of courses, books, and YouTube videos.