Complimentary Wellbeing Audit - Book a FREE audit with Arwen NOW!

Virgo Season

With Virgo season upon us we’re almost halfway through the zodiac Wheel of the Year! Once you get 50% through something you’ve learnt a lot and you really want to start perfecting it.  This is the energy of Virgo season, supporting us to refine ourselves in order to better serve. Please do be aware that I work with the sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology. Sidereal Virgo - September 16th to November 4th The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Virgo from 16th September through to 4th November.  Virgo is a massive constellation and so its season runs for more than a month and a half. And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over almost three quarters of a century the dates will change by one day, in accordance with precession. So Who Needs to Really Read this? People who are born between September 15th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Leo season even if they were born on the 15th September) and November 4th.  Being born between these dates means that your ‘Sun’ sign is in Virgo and

Leo Season

We’ve been nurtured and restored during Cancer season, helping us to recover from the physical and mental activity of the first quarter of the astrological year. We are ready now then to take ourselves out into the world, to create and to express who we are, to get our Leo on! Please do be aware that I work with the sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology. Sidereal Leo - August 9th to September 15th The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Leo from 9th August through to 15th September.  Leo is a fairly large constellation so its season runs for a bit more than 5 weeks. And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over almost three quarters of a century the dates will change by one day, in accordance with precession. So Who Needs to Really Read this? People who are born between August 8th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Leo season even if they were born on the 8th August) and September 15th. Being born between these dates means that your ‘Sun’ sign is in Cancer and

Cancer Season

Now that we’ve exhausted ourselves with all the buzzing around (mentally if not physically) of the Gemini Season, it’s time to come back home for some nourishing, protective nurturance during Cancer Season. Please do be aware that I work with the sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology. Sidereal Cancer - July 18th to August 8th The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Cancer from 18th July through to 8th August.  Cancer is a small constellation so its season runs for only 3 weeks. And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over almost three quarters of a century the dates will change by one day, in accordance with precession. So Who Needs to Really Read this? People who are born between July 17th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Cancer season even if they were born on the 17th July) and August 8th. Being born between these dates means that your ‘Sun’ sign is in Cancer and you identify as a Cancer. You most likely see yourself as gentle, caring, sensitive and brimming with empathy! People who know their astrology

Gemini Season

And just like that we have arrived in the buzzy, talkative changeable season of Gemini! Please do be aware that I work with the sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology. Sidereal Gemini - June 21st to July 17th The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Gemini from 21st June through to 17th July.  Gemini is a pretty ‘average’ sized constellation so its season runs for almost 4 weeks. And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over almost three quarters of a century the dates will change in accordance with precession. So Who Needs to Really Read this? People who are born between June 20th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is that depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Gemini season even if they were born on the 20th June and not the 21st) and July 17th. Being born between these dates means that your ‘Sun’ sign is in Gemini and you identify as a Gemini. You most likely see yourself as curious, quick, witty and fun! People who know their astrology chart and can identify that either their Moon or their Ascendant (Rising) is in Gemini.

Taurus Season

Welcome to the grounded, pleasure loving season of Taurus! Please do be aware that I work with the sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology. Sidereal Taurus - May 13th to June 19th The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Taurus from 13th May through to 19th June.  Taurus is a reasonably large constellation so this is for more than 5 weeks. And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over a period of 72 years the dates will change in accordance with precession. So Who Needs to Really Read this? People who are born between May 12th and June 19th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is that depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Taurus season even if they were born on the 12th May and not the 13th)– that means that their ‘Sun’ sign is in Taurus and they identify as a Taurus. In other words they see themselves as patient, reliable and productive. People who know their astrology chart and can identify that either their Moon or their Ascendant (Rising) is in Taurus. If your Moon is in Taurus this means that you need to

How to get in touch with your Spiritual side

How to get in touch with your spiritual side How "spiritual" are you? Do you have a regular spiritual practise?  What do either of those questions even mean to you? Well, I'm guessing that if you decided to read this Blog you would like to bring some more spirituality into your life!  The good news is that you're about to learn some entirely practical ways to get in touch with your spiritual side, and once you have opened that connection it will be much easier for you to relate to and feel 'spiritual'. Connection Energy I call your spiritual side your "Connection Energy".  This is the last of the 7 Essential Energies and is more commonly known as the 7th or Crown Chakra.  I call it Connection Energy because to me it is all about connecting ourselves to the collective energy of humanity, connecting to all other living beings in whatever way is meaningful to us, and also connecting to any higher powers that you may believe in.  What do I mean by higher powers? I mean Gods, Ancestors, Spirits, Universal Energy and your Higher Self or Soul.  What I mean, is really whatever higher powers mean to you... The centre of your connection energy in the physical body is on the very top of your head. This energy is on the same vibration as the colour white on the

Aries Season

I’m just getting this Blog in on time before Aries season is actually over! Please do be aware that I work with the sidereal zodiac which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. A quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology The word sidereal means "of, or calculated by, the stars". Sounds pretty obvious when we're talking about astrology doesn't it?! This is the way that our ancient ancestors first began to practise astronomy and astrology - by looking at the stars, the planets, the constellations themselves. So how is this different to the standard practise of astrology that most people are used to? Well, around 2000 years ago the stars matched the seasons and at the Equinox in March (Spring in the northern hemisphere) the Sun moved into the constellation of Aries. Tropical Western (aka 'common or garden'!) astrology has continued to view the astrological calendar in this way, ie. the March Equinox is fixed as the beginning of Aries season and everything else follows from that. However, in the 2nd century BC, a Greek astronomer called Hipparchus, discovered that there is a tiny but gradual shift in the orientation of the Earth's axis of rotation, called precession. What this means is that over thousands of years the view of the stars from the Earth has shifted so that at the March Equinox the Sun

Back to School Essential Oils

Back to School Essential Oils [Originally published 1st February 2020] This week marks the end of summer holidays for many families in Australia.  For the second year in a row we have had a festive season summer break that kept us on our toes and a lot closer to home than we may have preferred, but as I just discussed with my 15 year old - at least we got a break.  It seemed a little bit crazy to really feel in need of some time off after a 2020 where it felt like not much happened!  Anyway now we're getting back into the swing of 'normal life' and for many people that's going to feel perhaps just as strange and stressful as Covid!  What a great opportunity to talk about some wonderful Back to School Essential Oils! February is the time of the year that we all get deeply into the creation and production of the year’s work and after 2020 the start of this new year I hope you have abundant energy to really make a clean start. To help get you and your loved ones back on track at this time I wanted to share my suggestions for essential oils to support you in the transition into the reality of 2021!  The therapeutic properties of essential oils are such that they can help you on all levels:

How to Relax – 15 ideas to help you

Just an easy one for this month’s blog! But in all seriousness, really the main reason that people end up in front of me in my Holistic Health & Wellbeing studio is that they have a problem with relaxation. When you don’t relax and you’re in a constant state of stress your brain thinks your life is in danger and your sympathetic nervous system (fight, flight, freeze) remains in charge. When your parasympathetic nervous system (rest, digest, be) does not get its shift being boss, certain parts of you will go on strike because they never get a break. Yep I brought this up last Blog as well (Boost your Self Confidence). I believe that the chronic activation of the sympathetic nervous system is a massive health problem in the modern western world. And that was before Covid-19! A global pandemic makes it pretty darn hard for anyone to relax, even if they are normally pretty chill! It’s the lack of control and the great unknown of all aspects of our future lives, nothing able to be planned, nothing to look forward to… What happens when you don’t relax enough Well you remain in a state of freeze, fight or flight, almost permanently! This means that: your blood pressure stays up your digestive system does not work well your heart rate remains elevated blood flow to everything other than skeletal muscles

New Year Lunar Eclipse Meditation and Ritual

We honour, respect and give our thanks to the spirits and guardians of this place, where we will carry out this New Year Lunar Eclipse ceremony of meditation and ritual, as well as its traditional custodians past, present and future. The January 2020 full moon is in the sign of Cancer, at the start of a new year and a new decade. Not only is it a full moon but also a lunar eclipse, which occurs when the earth lies between the moon and the sun blocking the moon from reflecting the sun’s light. It is a penumbrial lunar eclipse on this occasion which means there is not a perfect line up of the planets (stars) and only part of the moon’s bright orb will be shadowed. The moon loves being in Cancer as the ruling planet of this sign, and in 2019 there was not actually a full moon in Cancer. This, combined with the extra energy of the eclipse, will result in a very potent lunar energy available to us. Cancer is a sensitive water sign and rules emotion, especially the heart, as well as family relationships. The releasing energy of the full moon should mean that working with it will help to heal hearts and balance family and home dynamics.  Cancer also governs self care so it is the perfect time to set intentions around looking after

Go to Top