Our theme this time was “Astrology and the Soul’s Journey”. It was designed by Judy to be experiential, as little theory as possible and this quickly became our underlying theme which ended up with us banning the phrase “I think” and replacing it with “I feel”. It is surprising how difficult that is and how often we can use it without realising!
At the end of the week, we laid out our charts and stepped into them to experience the energies, with everyone taking their places around the chart as the planets, answering our questions and helping each other to get a better feel and understanding and to move forward. By then, we had all grown into our roles and gained courage in expressing what we sensed, even if “we didn’t know where it came from”, resulting in some amazing insights, encouragement and understandings.
It was a privilege to be part of that group that week. An innate trust in each other, allowing us to be fully ourselves without judgement, to be held in a compassionate, loving space, quickly emerged. Maybe it was the Soul planning, we were all there for our own purpose and growth and to help each other at the same time. It was a nurturing, supportive environment that I certainly felt helped me clear old energies and move more toward my Soul Purpose. It was one of those weeks that seemed to contain so much, and in which I changed and learnt so much that it is very difficult to describe to someone else.
I have just been drafting my insights for the coming Full Moon on 31st July and realised that it is the Leo Sun, Aquarius Moon, what I always refer to as the head/heart dilemma. In writing them I was struck by how much correlated with what we were doing at Hawkwood that week, so much is relevant now. So, interestingly, we were ahead of our time at the workshop, exploring the issues that were coming up in advance.
In case you are wondering, I was Neptune that week as I felt it has been challenging me somewhat this year. I certainly gained further insights on Neptune, my chart and how I express it in my life. My challenge now is to raise its expression to a higher level, Maybe that will be a theme for a future blog. But then, clarity is not generally a Neptunian theme!