“Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing...
It ought to make you proud.
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman” excerpt from And Still I Rise
I would like to wholeheartedly share with you what the wonderful team of @secretyogaclub have organised for Women's Day.
Please join them - I will 💙
NTERNATIONAL WOMANS DAY FUNDRAISER ⚡️Wednesday 7th March
This coming Sunday 25th from 2-6pm I'll be performing NATURE at @steakhouselive - a festival of performance and live art focusing on fierce feminism, dirty desire, queer culture and resistance. Please come this Sunday. Be with me in this shared space.
NATURE is a performance that subverts the idea that there is one way to be, and that that one way is essential to being. Resilience, fluidity and uncertainty are great parts of the transformative process of becoming. Madeleine e...xamines our relationship with ourselves, with others and with nature by addressing the cracks inside herself, the inner fragmentations that beg for liberation and unity. A liberation that symbolises cutting off the past, toxicity, trauma and fear. A liberation that becomes nature.
My Sun is in the last degree of Libra aligned with 3 other planets one on top of the other. At the moment Uranus is transiting the last degrees of Aries - meaning it's making a tight opposition to my stellium in Libra. I know that this might not mean anything to you but this is the biggest internal revolution I have ever lived. The level of instability, change and disruption but also creativity and awakening that emerged during these last months has been enormous. The rebellious feelings I had and the urge to break free from old patterns had pushed me to do things even if I didn't feel prepared. Uranus is not asking for permission, is not allowing me to think so much or work in a disciplinary manner as I always did. My Moon in Capricorn is trembling, is having disastrous nightmares and is holding to any little habit to survive. But Uranus doesn't care about the past and old ways of doing things - it wants the new, the original, the authentic. So here I am - experimenting with this new performance piece which questions my identity. Even though I'm terrified what keeps me going is the idea of allowing myself to be transformed.
I'm posting this here because there is no astrology if it doesn't liberate.
Sunday 25 Feb / Toynbee Studios / 12-9pm / £15-£12 (for all day pass) Tickets link in Bio 👆🏼
📷 in collaboration with Mariana Pena
you know when you are about to do something different and you feel afraid by the uncertainty?
when destiny comes with what you were longing so much to happen but you don’t feel entirely ready?
when life takes you to unknown places, and in one way or another you get out of your comfort zone?...
life is funny. life is magic. life is our most important creative act.
what you are looking for is looking for you, that’s a fact. but it’s so hard to recognise, or acknowledge or just let it be.
we are transiting such difficult and unknown territory. the sky is demanding attention, the world is shaking & the earth is yelling loud.
📷 by Collin McArdoo
Yesterday we had a SOLAR ECLIPSE IN AQUARIUS ⚡️
How did you feel it? Most importantly - how were these last two weeks where we were asked to release, to let go, to unload, to detach ourselves from things that until now were supporting us, or we were relying on? A relationship, a life philosophy, a group or community, a set of beliefs and values. Each one of us carries our own narrative - our own inner understanding of what this evolutive experience could mean in our lives.
It... has been confusing and unsettling - these are indeed hard times. Feeling uncomfortable is part of the functionality of this process. To embrace the new, there is no other way than getting rid of what is occupying the space for the new. But letting go is not easy and this is mainly because it includes getting some sort of dissolution and face things we don’t want to even glance at. An idea, a dream, an idealisation we had vanishes revealing an abyss. These last two weeks have been intense as we confronted ourselves with our fears, the cracks, old memories, past emotions, rancid fears that need liberation. We have been walking on the path between the ideal and the real.
Let's try not to resist the change. Change is a gift but it demands a lot from us - if we feel afraid of taking a new direction it means that we have something to learn. The creative magic of living in uncertainty! As Walter Benjamin says 'to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery'.
An ending for a new beginning. Yesterday we welcomed the seed of the new. Are you embracing or resisting it?
This image is what I call:
🌈VENUS IN PISCES 🌈
Imagination is heightened. It’s all about love and its endless forms. Self love, love to others, love to nature, love to the universe!...
Venus moved into Pisces two days ago - have you felt the change in how you are relating with yourself and others? It takes a few days until a planet settles in its new domain, especially after transiting Aquarius. Venus, the planet of love, relationships, values, creativity is exalted in Pisces. So expect a magical month; losing oneself in the water of Pisces can be dreamy but also scary, everything depends on how deep one goes in the ocean of unconditional love. Compassion emerges, kindness blossoms and creativity is asked and pursued.
I’m super excited (and nervous) to share that I will be performing a new durational performance called NATURE in two weeks in London 🔥. I haven’t created work for a while and this new experimental work is nothing to do with my past performances. NATURE has been inspired by my on-going research on the relationship between astrology, performance and gender.
NATURE is a performance that subverts the idea that there is one way to be, and that that one way is essential to being. R...esilience, fluidity and uncertainty are great parts of the transformative process of becoming. Madeleine examines our relationship with ourselves, with others and with nature by addressing the cracks inside herself, the inner fragmentations that beg for liberation and unity. A liberation that symbolises cutting off the past, toxicity, trauma and fear. A liberation that becomes nature.
Madeleine is an Argentine-born artist who lives and works in London. She holds a BA in Cinematography and a MA in Performance Art from Wimbledon College of Art. She has presented work at SPILL Festival of Performance, Perfomatorium in Canada, The Latin American Theatre Festiva, Chelsea Theatre as part of SACRED in London, In Between Time in Bristol and Buzzcut in Glasgow. She is also the founder of Astrology for Artists.
To see the whole programme click here: http://www.steakhouselive.com/
TIME IN BETWEEN ECLIPSES
Eclipses come in pairs. There is usually six months between a Solar eclipse and a Lunar eclipse. On the 15th of February there will be a Solar eclipse in Aquarius; the opposite sign of Leo. A Solar eclipse is always a new Moon which symbolises a new beginning. It's a time to plant new seeds and to set intentions for the following six months.
The period between eclipses is a very special moment as we have the opportunity to re-programme ourselves. Whi...le the Moon is waning -during these coming two weeks - it's key to let go and close the aspects of our lives that we don't need any more. There is a learning cycle that ends. Listen to your body and your needs; accepting what needs to be released is vital at this time. Endings are a good thing - specially as they give space for something new to emerge. The past Lunar eclipse in Leo put us in touch with our heart, with the fire of our creative expression. The courage to express the voice of our heart. This is a time of change - let's embrace it!
Our Celestial Nourishment dinner was magic, mystical and dreamy as all these images show 🌕 It has been such an incredibly creative week with Cocina Shoreditch and Anna Sbiera preparing our Celestial Nourishment dinner which happened on Thursday night.
We served 12 dishes, one for each sign. Each dish was thought in relation to the qualities of each sign - in colour, texture, flavour, etc. We also placed the Sun, Earth and Moon using lighting. While I was performing explainin...g the Eclipse - alongside the sound of the beat of our hearts - the whole room turned red. Later I did one-to-one short readings looking at which area of life the eclipse was falling, asking for change and attention ⚡️
There is nothing like making things with love and passion; taking risks and stepping into the unknown is something I learned to love but, most importantly, working with people that inspire you, that challenge you and that believe in you is a blessing! Thank you Cocina Shoreditch and Anna Sbiera 💙 and everyone who came and made it real!
Are you ready for the lunar eclipse tomorrow? Are you feeling the intensity of the moon building up?🌕
Our gastronomical adventure CELESTIAL NOURISHMENT DINNER with Cocina Shoreditch this Thursday is SOLD OUT. But I’m sure we will be doing more of these experimental events with performance, vegan dishes and loads of astrological insight, so watch this space!
This is the beautiful home of Renata and Hernan from @cocinashoreditch. Since I met them we have been planning to do som...ething together where we integrate food with astrology. And there is nothing more important for the Moon than food, as being fed (physically, emotionally, spiritually) is vital for it to feel safe and cosy. What I love about Renata and Hernan is that they are the type of people whose eyes spark curiosity, they love experimentation, trial and error is celebrated and there is an openness towards the diversity in food and in life. And we are in Aquarius season right now - we are meant to challenge ourselves, to free our minds, to expand our experience of life, to evolve & revolt! ⚡️
I look back at the images of the last four days and they feel like a dream. A dream that came true and that brought so much out in all of us.
Love this timeless image of Jordan burning palo santo in silence while waiting for everyone to arrive💙
I can’t explain how happy I am after spending four days making my first ever astrology retreat finally happen 💫
Feel so blessed by all the people who came, who shared their experience and were open and receptive towards what astrology could teach them about themselves, about others, about our history and the society we live in. Astrology is MAGIC ✨ and I love so much to share this knowledge!
It was a real pleasure to host this retreat with Gabrielle from Secret Yoga Clubwho made us connect with our bodies through yoga, dance, sound in such inspiring and creative ways! And what a place 42 ACRES, thank you for your nourishing food and company throughout this journey!
Thrilled & excited to share our upcoming event FULL MOON ECLIPSE: CELESTIAL NOURISHMENT DINNER 🌕 next Thursday Feb 1st in collaboration with experimental vegan chefs Cocina Shoreditch and set designer Anna Sbiera - hope you can join us!
Expect an evening full of conceptual dishes, performance (yes I'll be performing and if I were you I would not miss it!) and astrological wisdom, including a personalised astrological chart to discover where the full Moon falls in your chart. ...All this will be accompanied by spectacular biodynamic wines produced to dance around the moon's capricious ways.
We will celebrate and explore the forthcoming total Lunar Eclipse, following the journey of this Blood Moon and understanding how this celestial unique event will influence and impact the next six months of our lives.
For more information and tickets:
💫 JOIN US!
⚡️ ECLIPSE SEASON IS APPROACHING ⚡️The energy is building up!
These are intense times. The Moon will get red next week for 77 minutes with the first eclipse of the year. The tension increases as today's first quarter Moon wants action but in Taurus resists and chews over and over like a bull. Our mind wants penetrating depths as Mercury and Pluto get super close to each other delving into the dark side of the mind. The Sun in Aquarius wants liberation, revolution & evolution.... But as Venus is nearby there is a diplomacy and sense of politeness while saying fuck off!
And how do we feel? A bit like this image, frozen between the light and the dark. Floating in the sky like an astronaut.
On Wednesday next week the first eclipse will happen in the sign of Leo. It will be a Super Blue Blood Full Moon Lunar Eclipse - what the hell?! Yes I know. Super because the Moon will be very close to the Earth so will see it big, Blue because it's the second full Moon of the month, Blood because it will turn red during the time of the eclipse, Full because the Moon will oppose the Sun as our plan bears fruit, blossoms, or culminates. But, the Lunar Eclipse changes the whole picture as the Moon falls into the path of the Earth’s shadow, so it will disappear. This is a potent rare lunation. This is a turning point.💫
📷 Chris Cody ✨
💫LAST CHANCE💫 to join us on our magical BETWEEN TWO SUNS retreat. There are two spaces available - come to move through the stars with us! 💛
It’s going to be a heart warming, unique weekend in the beautiful forrest of Somerset. We will explore our connection to ourselves through the stars, using the practices of dance, yoga, meditation in relation to our Astrological birth charts. Come to embody your energies, discover what the sky can reveal to you, learn more about yourself..., how to relate to others and about the universe as a whole!
Get in touch with me or Gabrielle (Secret Yoga Club) for more information!
January 25th- 28th