We are continuing our February theme of The Divine Feminine and The Divine Masculine today with a look at the shadow side of both energies. Our guest, Bairavee Balasubramaniamis a Priestess, Astrologer, Spiritualist, Goddess Researcher and Motivational Speaker and she will be talking about how the shadow shows up in Astrology, especially in relationships. She is also very interested in the Love asteroids and will be introducing us to them and the roles they play in our lives.
In Bairavee’s words – “I am a priestess, a holistic astrologer, a spiritualist, a writer, a poetess, an artist and a bunch of other things that I keep evolving into.My spiritual journey intensified when I went through several years of soul-searching during my PhD in the UK, and I have undertaken numerous pilgrimages to sacred sites in India, Nepal, the UK, Malaysia (so far) – all of which have deeply moved, transformed and awakened parts of me that I did not realize I had. Now I know, and here it is.”
She runs several pages dedicated to spiritual and astrological explorations on FB which currently (as of 23.1.2015) reach nearly 10,000 people and continue to grow. Bairavee writes regularly and publishes on her FB public profile and network with spiritualists all across the globe.
According to Bairavee, “One reason I wanted to make this profile and ‘go public’ as it were was to accept the different facets of my identity – a decidedly liberal academic – a post-colonial, post-structural political scientist – a internationalist- a Malaysian-Tamil – an ethnic minority – a public speaker – a motivator – a priestess – a woman – a feminist – a Goddess worshiper – a star-lover – a poetess – and to demonstrate (to myself first of all) that they can all coexist in one person.”
AWAKENING THE GODDESS THROUGH ASTROLOGY.
On today's show we will be discussing Juno, Vesta, Pallas Athena and Ceres, collectively known as 'The Goddess Asteroids' along with Black Moon Lilith. Together, all these astrological energies allow us to paint a more complex portrait of how the Goddess, The Sacred Feminine is rising through all Beings at this time. Each of these energies is truly multidimensional and casts so much light onto our pasts, present and potential futures. There is so much to be learned from a study of these astrological bodies and we will continue to deepen our knowledge about them in the years to come.
Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD is a scholar-researcher, Goddess worshiper, motivational speaker, intuitive astrologer and poetess. She sees the Movement of Spirit in every waking moment, every form, every Chapter in this Divine Dance of Life and Existence. She runs three FB pages devoted to the Rising Consciousness of the Divine Feminine and writes extensively on her blog. As ‘a Priestess with a PhD’, Bairavee weaves her intuitive knowledge-through-gnosis, along with her academic commitment to in depth-research and analytical rigor together. Seeing spirituality as ‘not just something you do for a few minutes a day’ or ‘not just what is written in texts’, she explores the intersections between the spiritual, social, political, ritual, cultural and transcendental. Some of her topics of interest are: the breaking of spiritual stereotypes, the difference between the text and embodiment of spiritual understanding, the notion of ‘cultural appropriation’ and the challenges of cross-cultural interpretation of spiritual insights - and – living, speaking, writing and embodying ‘The Path of the Dark Goddess’.