Vive la Revolution! Astrological Insights into the Emerging Creative Renaissance.

It’s shortly after 2:30am and I am wide awake as the shadow of the earth is beginning to pass over the moon.

As I was studying a visual representation of the movements of the celestial spheres posted by the wonderfully wise Oka Fala, I felt inspired to write about it as I’ve discovered this is an effective way for me to process information.

First, I’ll post a link to Oka’s blogpost so if you’re reading this, you too can have a visual.  His astrological diagrams are absolutely fab by the way and full of insight so if you’re interested in this subject, check out the other posts on his blog! (I’m referencing the first diagram in this particular blogpost of his.):

It’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words and there is far more shown in Oka’s diagram then I will write about here.  I will begin by pulling on a thread and we’ll see what comes unravelled…

In the top righthand corner of Oka’s drawing (see link to his blogpost above) where the orange bird is in the triangle and the triangle is in the circle.. The three points of the triangle are showing what’s known in astrology as a Grand (Fire) Trine. Three points are each 120 degrees in relation to one another forming a triangle in the sky and and at 120 degrees a sign will meet up with the next sign in it’s same element. So elementally here we have Aires, Leo and Sagittarius – the three fire signs of the zodiac, each 120 degrees away from the next. The planets involved: Uranus, Jupiter and Mars, are in a Grand Trine formation with each other. Not all grand trines are equal! This grand trine is particularly notable because of the three planets involved, which are three major players on the stage of our lives so to speak. Additionally they are in the fire element which symbolize Spirit, Creativity, Passion, Inspiration and Vision.

Let’s look first at the three planets involved in our grand fire trine. Then we’ll look at the Libra full moon/blood moon eclipse and then if you’re still reading, a quick note on Mercury retrograde this month.


First of all we have Uranus in the Cardinal fire sign ARIES, the RA-m. It’s good to start here because Uranus is such a significant and influential player this year as is was in aspect to the Aries New Moon at the time of the astrological new year on March 30th of this year, 2014. Because it’s energies were imprinted with the Aries new moon, Uranus has great influence over this entire astrological year. 2014 until spring of 2015 is a year of great change and revolution.

This is because Uranus is the god of Revolution.  (He was after all discovered in 1781 in the midst of the American, French, and Industrial Revolutions.)  Uranus represents Sudden, always Innovative and often Shocking (and Electrical) Change, Insights, flashes of Genius (or Insanity) that are not always comfortable and are often surprising and/or shocking but are in our best interest and ultimately for our highest and best good. There is a great beauty in this as Uranus will always realign us with exactly where we’re meant to be throughout the course of our lives.

Uranus, the planet of Revolution, is in the fire sign Aries. Aries the Ram is the great “I AM” of the zodiac. Aries rules the first house which is area of our life allotted to our Self, our Identity, our Image and Individuality. As Uranus makes it’s transit through Aries, collectively it is our very Self, our Identity and Individuality which is undergoing a great and intimate Revolution. This is a key and beautiful aspect to the Creative Renaissance that is happening at this time. Each of us in our own way is moving through a Rebirth of who we are on the core, individual level. Aries INSPIRES. We are being inspired to CHANGE (Uranus) from the inside out.

Vive la Revolution!



Jupiter is in the Fixed fire sign LEO, the Lion-(heart).

Jupiter is the planet of Wisdom and Expansion. He is a Grandiose, Optimistic and Benevolent god who opens us up to a multitude of new vistas and horizons of Possibility. He is our inner Guru and opens us up to new perspectives we haven’t held before so that we may grow in Truth and Wisdom.

This past summer, Jupiter moved out of Cancer and into the sign of Leo. In the zodiac, Leo the Lion rules the heart. We are going through open-heart surgery! Jupiter is expanding our capacity to give and receive Love. We are gaining Wisdom at this time in matters of the heart and we are each learning to be brave hearts and to take a leap of faith, to follow the Creative pull of our heart. Leo rules Creativity, Sexuality, Romance, Children. How is your inner-guru guiding you to participate in Creation at this time?

Follow your heart!



Mars is in the Mutable fire sign, Sagittarius, the Archer/Centaur. Mars is the god of Action! It represents the Desires of our ego. It is our the way we pursue of goals and the way in which we deal with conflict in our lives. Mars is also our sex drive. What drives us to action? Now that our inner warrior has moved into Sagittarius, it is time to Actively move into our spiritual Centre (Centaur).

Once we’re centred, the Archer can then take aim and “fire” those arrows of desire towards our individual and collective Vision. Sagittarius represents our Inner Vision, Higher Learning, Truth, Wisdom. What is your Vision for the life you Desire to actively create? What is the Vision we wise owls are holding collectively for humanity and how can YOU, the Individual, put that into Action within your own life? Be bold, take action!

Get “centaured” and shoot for the stars!

Alright. So we’ve established the key players in our Grand Fire Trine. Uranus (Revolution/Individuality), Jupiter (Wisdom/Expansion) and Mars (Action/Desire). Each harmoniously coalescing in the spirited fire elements, spiralling consciousness upwards in the cyclical dance of life. Now what of this Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse that is happening as I write this?


Literally, it’s happening right now as I write this in this early morning hours in Nelson, BC. A clear cloudless sky, luminous light play, sleepless lucky me. Also, it’s my dad’s 48th birthday today. Happy birthday dad!

Back to our Blood Moon.. it’s happening during the Libra Lunar Month which as astrologer Laura Walker disseminates to us, is akin to a month-long full moon phase of the year. To intensify and illuminate this point, today, October 8th we enter into the full moon phase of the month, in the lunar month which is like the full moon phase of the year. That’s a lot of light!

The full moon serves to illuminate for us what has been hidden in the shadows of our psyches. The cellar door is open so to speak and a flashlight is being shined down there. Truth and realizations abound. If the cold, hard light of truth is too bright, you may wish to adjust your lens to create a more gentle and disuse glow.

Light = Intelligence/Information and we each process information in our own way. Slow down, rest and ground yourself in nature if you start to feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed.

The Libra Lunar cycle of the year is a culmination of the energetics which were imprinted into out individual and collective psyche at the time of the Aries new moon/lunar cycle which began on March 30th, 2014. What was beginning and being seeded in your life at that time? The Libra cycle is a continuation of the Virgo cycle which started at the end of August. This is the harvest time of the year. What has grown and developed in your life and how are you able to harvest what you have learned?

The Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse happening right now is acting as a reset button in our lives. We are at the halfway point of this astrological year, in direct opposition to the Aries new moon that occurred in the spring and the energetics that were set into motion at that time.

This is an opportunity for us to break free from what has been limiting, restricting and binding us in our lives. Remember, the truth, (even fugly truth) shall set you free. Also remember, the truth is like a lion: set it free and it will defend itself.

This year of 2014 is a year of great inner/outer revolution as many of us are individually and collectively getting back in touch with the natural rhythms and cycles of nature. Change is a foot, taking a step on the path of wisdom. Get it? Relax and flow with the changes happening in your life now as we’re each being guided to take to the helm of our ships on the waters of destiny.

Bless all y’all wise owls and lighthouses. Keep shining!

*A note on MERCURY which is Retrograde from October 4th to October 25th. This is a great time to rewire, rediscover, revise, reset, reconnect, release… For your re-ispiration, here’s a link to 35 Great Things to Do During Mercury Retrograde:


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13th Warrior

Th-ink-king (the Ink King..?)  “thou-oughts”  c-re-8-s  y-0ur  re-ALL-t.


Ma-ke  the-M  C-uno-T!

13e-YOU-T-ful  minds/Mayans  uni-Te/un-tie!

hEARts  con/spire…spy-Der…

key-p  the  IN-tent  p-urrr-re.

13EE  the  SOuL-you-t-ion.

13ee urine-tent.

YOU are in-fin-8… key-as-isis… xx

key-p an EAR to Alya-h


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My Name Which Shall Not Be Given

“The Divine Plan of my life now takes shape in definite, concrete experiences leading to my heart’s desire.”  ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

I’ve come to realize that I’ve carried this name within for a very long time.  The day it made it’s presence known to me however was September 3, 2013.

9th month + 3rd day + 2013 (2 + 0 + 1 + 3)  =  (6)
(9 + 3 + 6)  =  (18/9)

At the time events in my life had coalesced in such a way so as to cause an intense build up of pressure from within.  It is not easy for me to give words to this experience.  Simply put I found myself moving through an intimate and mystical awakening experience which, through the intensity of my emotions, led to my complete surrendering and letting go.  It was a death of the ego – part of the ego anyways – and I moved through feelings of profound and utter sadness and grief to a euphoric state of complete love and bliss that lasted for several hours.  After which my life changed significantly but that is a story for another time.  I will say though that the name Ayla Rae came to me at a point in my life when I was ready to take on both it’s challenges and it’s blessings.


In looking at the numerical vibrations within the name I was elated to find all my favourite numbers!  Namely 3, 6 and 9 and 27.  I’ve always held an appreciation for these numbers.  More recently I’ve discovered this quotation by Nicola Tesla: “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.”  The numbers 3, 6 and 9 are the numbers of creation.

Here is a closer look at the numbers within the name:

Ayla Rae

The Soul Urge # (also called the Heart’s Desire #) (vowels in the name) is 15/6: (“Service to others within the community.  Being needed and appreciated by family, friends, or coworkers for the efforts you expend on their behalf.”  See more at:

The Inner Dreams # (also called the Personality #) (consonants in the name) is 12/3: (“Dreams of artistic expression; writing, painting, music. Seeking to more freely express inner feelings and obtain more enjoyment from life.”  See more at:

The Destiny # (also called the Expression #) (vowels and consonants combined) is 27/9: (The number 9 is a number of Integrity.  “The direction of growth will be in benevolent activities, in compassion, and in worldly understanding.  Living up to and growing toward your Destiny when you follow your feelings and sense of compassion, and allow yourself to be sensitive to the needs of others.  You must be willing to help others as you were intended to be the “big brother or big sister” type. You must work well with people, for you have the potential to inspire.  Creative ability, imagination and artistic talent (often latent) of the highest order are present in this Destiny.  Friendships, affection, and love are extremely important. Personal ambitions must be maintained in a very positive perspective, never losing sight of an interest in people, and preserving a sympathetic, tolerant, broad-minded and compassionate point of view.  It is your role to be very involved with other people and their needs.”  See more at:

The full Expression of the name Ayla Rae (27/9) is the same as the Life Path number derived from adding all components of the numbers contained within my date of birth: Oct. 2, 1986 = (27/9)  I have been asking to be shown the name which harmonizes with my Life Path number for many years now so this was a delightful discovery for me.

A Y L A   R A E  =  (1 + 7 + 3 + 1 + 9 + 1 + 5)  =  (27)  =  (2 + 7)  =  (9)  =  (27/9)

My date of birth:  October 2nd, 1986

(October  =  the 10th month)

(1 + 0 + 2 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 6)  =  (27)  =  (2 + 7)  =  (9)  =  (27/9)

Looking into the various meanings of the names “Ayla” and “Rae”:

The name Ayla means “Oak Tree” in Hebrew.  I see this as the potentiality of the name.  The name came to me as an Acorn.

I’ll note that in Hebrew “Elah” also means “pistachio tree” or “terebinth tree”                                                                                                One recoded Hebrew meaning is “goddess.”  Another meaning for Ayla in Hebrew is “dear” or “gazelle.”

In Turkish, “Ay” means “moon” and Ayla means the “halo of light around the moon.”  It also generally means “moonlight” or “halo.”  In Turkish it can mean “with the moon” where “la” is used for “lie” which means “with”.

The feminine Arabic meaning of Alya is “sublime” or “large”.

And of course in English literature Ayla is my beloved Cro-Magnon heroine of Jean M Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear who’s archetypes are healer, shaman, divine feminine, hunter, mother and earth goddess.  She was also the one who was regarded by others as strange and different. Another black swan as it were.

Rae is a diminutive of Rachel:  Ewe.  Rachel was the second and favoured wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.

Rae in Chinese means “lovely, graceful, little protector”

Then was have a “Rae” of Light and the masculine “Ra”, the Egyptian god and symbolically the light of god.

An update since I first wrote this post: the work of the wonderfully multi-talented Marty Leeds, a true seeker of knowledge and wisdom.  See photo pictured here:


As Marty relays, the balance of both the masculine and the feminine are contained within the name Ayla Rae.  Ayla (the feminine moon) and Rae (the masculine sun).  With my sun in Libra, seeking balance internally and externally has been an ongoing theme in my life so I greatly value this balance of masculine and feminine energies within the name Ayla Rae.

This was the name that was shown to me and shall not be given away.  It is my gift to myself just as my mother and father gifted me with a beautiful name (my natural name, not the corporate fictional NAME used by government institutions) when I arrived here some years ago.  It has been a very empowering experience to “choose” a name for myself.  The name is the form through which I may express myself.  It provides clues to and helps shape our destiny and potentiality over the course of our lives.

As the first Major Arcana card of the traditional tarot card deck, the Magician is one who holds his own destiny in his hands.  I relate to the Magician archetype and the various ways he expresses himself.  (Interesting to note, my father is a magician and this was one of the first things I wanted to be when I “grew up” along with digging up dinosaur bones.  Maybe there are some clues for me hidden within these sentiments..?)  I’ve always “felt” my destiny and I’m also aware of the power I have to choose.

A picture of Oak leaves and a quotation for thoughtful contemplation…


We are all unspeakably beautiful multifaceted beings.  It is my inner knowing that I have many names and I embrace all of them just as I am simultaneously and mysteriously Infinite, Unknowable, Nameless…

~Ayla Rae

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Plotinus, 3rd century A.D.:

“Who are we anyhow? Perhaps we were there already before this creation came into existence, human beings of another type, or even some sort of gods, pure souls and mind united with the whole universe, parts of intelligible world, not separated and cut off, but at one with the whole.”

~ J.S. Williams

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Awake in a Silver Land

Awake in a Silver Land

“All nature around you is all built by this amazing complexity to support your experience. Everything is like singing your prayers”

Art by Cameron Grey

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From Walter Russell…

“Meditation is the key that will open the door to your inner Self wherein lies all the true power for material manifestation for as sound springs from the silences so does positive action come from inner KNOWING.

It has been said that one must lose one’s life to find it. Applied to meditation it means that one must lose (forget) one’s mortal body in order to become aware of one’s immortality.

That is exactly what happens when we seek the Light of Self illumination in our eternal Selves. The great glory of existance is reached only by Mind awareness. You can only reach supreme heights that way.

In that ecstatic existance is the seed and Source of all power and all knowledge which is yours by just desiring it.”

Walter Russell

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In the heart

This is my purpose for writing..

and i’ll thus write a statement of intent for this blog which represents the creative spark and inner convictions of my natural, beautiful self:

~  To be the change I wish to see in the world.

~  To hold the light and shine brightly so that I may honour all of creation through my thoughts, words and actions.

~  To honour and trust and surrender to my Higher Self.

~  To take responsibility for my own power and ability to create.

~  To live fully in my heart space.

~  To be of service to Humanity and Gaia Sophia in facilitating this remarkable process of self-rememberance.

~  To renew and to serve as a vehicle for regeneration in my world.

~  For the sheer joy to be found in the discovery of my own individuality and the fulfillment of my creative self-expression.

~  To document these clues: the feelings, the symbols and the allegories of my life and indeed the larger allegory of my life (movie) in which I am not only the star of but also the director as well.

~  To claim my sovereignty: mind, body and spirit

~  To express my appreciation, awe and wonder for all of Creation.

~  To bring it home baby!  Reel (real) ‘er in.  These times we live in are magnificent and I’d like to document my own discoveries and inner downloads as much as I can during this breathtakingly exhilarating process.

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