Giving and Getting…Themes of Reciprocity
The month of September always features an Equinox, a time of balance between day and night. A word that speaks to the concept of balance is reciprocity or an equal energy exchange that maintains the balance of giving and receiving. Reciprocity is a concept that many believe operates in a similar way to the law of cause and affect meaning what we give out is what we get back as stated in the last line of the above song.
This point of view is also reflected in statements like what goes around, comes around, or as you sew, so shall you reap. In our materially driven current reality, there is seemingly a lot in this world that does NOT truly reflect the principle of reciprocity. For example, there are workers who give the best they have to their work and yet remained underpaid and under appreciated due to greedy business practices that are only interested in extracting the most amount of work for the least amount of pay to further their profits. At the hint of an economic downturn many who are dedicated, caring, responsible workers are laid off from their jobs to protect the bottom line of the corporation or business.
In recent times, it seems that these takers are the ones who are rewarded with more than their fair share of material wealth and power. This represents a HUGE imbalance that can be tracked back through history, but ultimately this hasn’t always been the case in every culture or tribal society. Many native cultures had ways of balancing their wealth among tribal members. The ancient Jewish people had a Jubilee celebration every 50 years as described in Leviticus. This was a time when debts were forgiven, prisoners freed and wealth and property redistributed.
“This fiftieth year is sacred—it is a time of freedom and of celebration when everyone will receive back their original property, and slaves will return home to their families. ” ~Leviticus 25:10
In Jamie Samms book “The Sacred Path Cards” there is a section describing the “The Field of Plenty” and it is accessed through gratitude and appreciation. In addition to expressing daily gratitude for what they already had, these tribal people also took time to express advanced gratitude as if what they were grateful for they already had. Jamie Samms describes it this way:
The Field of Plenty is an Iroquois Teaching that has to do with the understanding of Creation. When Great Mystery created our world everything that would ever exist was created as ideas in the Thought or Spirit World. This nonphysical plane of awareness is eternal and can be drawn upon anytime there is a need. The thought-forms that provide all that is ever needed on the Good Red Road of physical life exist in eternal readiness inside the Field of Plenty. To call these ideas into manifestation, one need only come to Great Mystery with a grateful heart which will bring the needed ideas into physical reality…
… The Native understanding is that there is always enough for everyone when abundance is shared and when gratitude is given back to the Original Source…
…Since the Vibral Alignment or Harmonic Convergence, in August of 1987, our Elders have seen the Field of Plenty actually touch the Earth Mother and come to rest like a blanket over her body. In so doing, the Field of Plenty is now able to provide instant manifestation for all Earth’s Children who call for their needs with gratitude prior to receiving those blessings…
…Every need in our world can be met when we act upon any good idea that comes into our minds. Every talent and every role in physical life plays a part that assists the whole in manifesting abundant life…
…The Field of Plenty always has a way putting the needed item into the hands of the person who needs it. The keys to manifesting what is needed are gratitude and trust, balanced with action. There is no need for scarcity in the Fifth World. Abundance for all the Children of Earth is manifesting Thought always precedes form. If ideas of sharing and equality precede that reality in the hearts of Two-leggeds, the manifestation of physical needs being met will follow.
This is Great Mystery’s promise in creating the Field of Plenty. ~ Jamie Samms
During this Equinox Time, in addition to expressing heart-felt gratitude for all the many gifts of life you already have, this is a great time to notice if you are living a balanced life of giving and receiving.
Are you treating yourself and others with respect and appreciation?
Do you value the work others do for you and pay them fairly for their services?
Are you being treated with respect and appreciation and are you being compensated fairly for the work or services you provide?
Are you choosing to live a life of reciprocity, balancing what you receive with what you give?
Be sure to check out the September Audios for more on how these events are weaving together…
September 2012 Daily Celestial Timings (all times are PDT unless otherwise noted)
Sep 01, Saturday. As this month begins Mercury is 1.2 degrees NNE of Regulus though only about 9 degrees from the Sun so not visible with the naked eye. By 2:17 pm this afternoon Mercury (1 Virgo 32) is opposite Neptune (1 Pisces 32) transmitting celestially based light coded messages of pure, courageous, heart centered love from the heart of the Lion. These message are intended to further restore the sacred balance between spirit and matter and between the seen and unseen worlds.
Neptune opposite Mercury (near Regulus) is also emphasizing the field of all possibilities and the power of co-creation through imagination, heartfelt prayer and living ceremony (inspired by the moment) works best through focused intention and being present in the Now.
Neptune operates in the archetypal realm of our visions and dreams and messenger Mercury with Regulus is connected to the wisdom of the heart in a powerful combination for receiving and ultimately landing our visions and dreams into manifest Reality. The question is do you have a vision you are ready to bring into manifestation? If not, are you ready to receive the vision that is yours to receive and then ground it into this reality? Are you ready for a deeper even more direct connection to Spirit?
Bright Morning Star Venus is passing 9 degrees South of Pollux in the morning sky. This means Venus (24 Cancer) has just exited the Sacred Hoop of Stars and will enter the seasonal sign of Leo on August 6. Pollux and Castor are the two bright stars of the Twins and mark the outer edge of the Hoop in the area of the sky near the Galactic Edge.
This is a great time to get a sense of the outer stars of the Hoop including Castor and Pollux and below these two stars is Procyon the navigator of the famed ship Argo in the story of Jason and the Argonauts. (see Sep 11 for more) Venus has been gathering information from beyond our galaxy and is beaming these light codes toward Earth in ways that are meant to be supportive and nurturing when we are open to receive with the guidance of Castor, Pollux and Procyon helping to steer Venus into new ways of nurturing and supporting herself.
The still very Full Moon enters Aries at 10:37 pm illuminating the mysteries of the Warrior Protector and the cause he or she is most committed to furthering. It doesn’t matter what the actual cause is. What matters is it is a cause that the Aries Warrior feels 100 percent committed to engaging. Your cause might be taking a stand for yourself and being proactive in your own health and well-being. It might be to take a stand for someone who is being mistreated or to take a stand for the Earth. The Love is the Answer website has great ideas on causes you can either start or help further. (See Sep 28 and 29 Aries Full Moon with Uranus and square Pluto for more)
Sep 02, Sunday. The waning Moon is conjunct Uranus (7 Aries 35) at 12:59 pm further catalyzing unexpected changes that are intended to support evolutionary growth. This is a good day to be in flow as much as possible as plans may not go the way you have imagined. However, if you are able to go with the flow, what actually manifests today may be more wonderful that what you were originally planning.
If you are in resistance then the events of today may be more difficult than would otherwise be happening. Uranus operates in the Celestial World including the realm of Grace. Remember, Grace isn’t something you earn. Rather, Grace Happens most often when we least expect it and when we are most open to allowing for whatever IS in the moment. (See Sep 28 and 29 Aries Full Moon with Uranus and square Pluto)
Sep 03, Monday. Venus (26 Cancer 29) is square Saturn (26 Libra 29) at 12:46 am. Mars (7 Scorpio) is sextile Pluto (7 Capricorn) at 4:02 pm. The influence of both these events, Venus Square Saturn and Mars sextile Pluto began August 26 and lasts until September 10 with the exact point today. Saturn was known as Chronos (Father Time) to the Greeks who were highly interested in the mysteries of Time and in particular the mysteries of Eternity. Saturn is still very near the fixed star Spica, the brightest star in the constellation of the Virgin Priestess and is also square Venus (divine feminine) emphasizing the structures of reality that are connected to the divine feminine expression and her relationship to the patterns of time.
Venus in Cancer square Saturn is about noticing the nurturing feminine aspects we all have access to within us. This includes noticing the times to rest, regenerate, rejuvenate, and revitalize and the times to take action that will further our creative contribution and creative expression in the world of form. The challenge in these speeded up times is how to balance rest and action in healthy ways.
Taking time for restful, nurturing activities as well as taking time to plan and execute actions that will produce the greatest results is essential. If you feel time is running you – it might be helpful to tune into your own personal timings and notice your own rhythms and how best to maximize them. Angelus Silesius a 17th century poet and philosopher reminds us that Time is an illusion and our experience of time is greatly influenced by our mental process. Plus HERE is more about the Mysteries of Time, Jumping Timelines etc…
Time is of your own making; its clock ticks in your head. The moment you stop thought time too stops dead. ~Angelus Silesius
Sep 04, Tuesday. The Moon moves into Taurus at 8:41 am illuminating the mysteries of pleasure, beauty and intimacy. This is an archetype that has experienced heavy judgment during the time of the patriarchy. Think about the patriarchal view that pleasure is sinful. This line of thinking extends to sex because under the right circumstances it is pleasurable. The conflict is if there is a belief that pleasure is sinful, and if sex is pleasurable then sex must be sinful. This belief developed because this sacrament, the most spiritual sacrament there is, could not be controlled by the priests or other religious leaders so this lead to the minimizing of sex as something shameful or sinful. Osho sums it up beautifully saying:
It is sexual energy that transforms into love. Humans have been set up against their own energy. On the surface, human beings are taught to support the dropping of all conflicts, all fights, all struggles. But deep down they are essentially being taught to fight: “The mind is poison, so fight against it.” And on the surface we are asked to drop all conflicts!The very teachings that are the basis of man’s inner conflict ask him to drop conflict! On one hand, drive people mad, and on the other, open asylums to treat them. On one hand spread the germs of sickness, and on the other build hospitals to treat the sick.It is very important to understand one thing in this context. Human beings can never be separated from sex. Sex is the very source of one’s life; one is born out of it. Existence has accepted the energy of sex as the starting point of creation, and your holy men call it sinful… something that existence itself does not consider a sin!And if you think of God as the creator, and if God considers sex to be a sin, then there is no greater sinner than God in this world, no greater sinner than God in this universe. ~ Osho
Sep 05, Wednesday. The Moon is visible approaching the Pleiades in the morning sky passing by the seven sisters later today or early tomorrow morning depending on your time zone. The Pleiades are currently spanning the degrees of 29 Taurus and 0 Gemini. The South Node of the Moon is now aligned with the Pleiades at 29 Taurus. This can only happen once every 18.6 years. You may recall that on August 29, 2012 the Nodes of the Moon entered 29 degrees Scorpio/Taurus and will be in these signs for about 18 months until Feb 18, 2014.
The nodal transit through Scorpio/Taurus inspires questions about how we will move forward in activating healthy expressions of life force energy for maximum pleasure that carry us easily toward our destiny. If you have the North Node in Scorpio then you are either already in or about to go into a Nodal Return.
If you have the North Node in Taurus you are entering into a Nodal Reversal. The Nodal Return lasts until the Sun/Moon return that happens on the 19th, 38th, 57th, 66th, 75th or 94th birthday. The Nodal Reversal begins with the Sun/Moon return on the 8th, 27th, 46th, 65th, 84th, 103rd birthdays and lasts until the Nodes reach their opposite point, meaning when the transiting North Node reaches the Natal South Node and vice versa.
For those who are in their Nodal Return it begins when the North Node returns to the North Node and lasts until the Sun Moon return. So for example, a person will reach the beginning of the Nodal Return around age 18.6 or 37.3 or 55.7 etc. and it lasts until the 19th, 38th or 57th birthday (etc.) when the Sun and Moon return together. To find out if you are in or about to be in one of these cycles you can locate your North Node here Finding the North Node from 1916 to 2028.
The Nodal Return is one of the most important Timings that occur on the Timeline of life. This is a cycle where magic can happen if we are aligned with our life purpose and we have our tools together. If you are in one of these Nodal cycles and would like a session to understand how to work with the magic of this Timing in the most effective way check out my Readings page for more information.
The Nodal Cycles happen along the Timeline of life and are often paired with other important cycles. For example, the Nodal Return between 37 and 38 happens with a Saturn cycle (and currently a Pluto Cycle) and at age 56 to 57 occurs with the Venus Return – amping up the power of these Nodal Initiation Cycles and giving each one a different energy and flavor.
Sep 06, Thursday. Today would have been my Mom’s 79th Birthday. She transitioned about three weeks before her 65th birthday in 1998. Last year we re-launched Merilyn’s memorial website around her birthday. A BIG thank you to everyone who left messages of love and support in her guest book. It really means a lot to know that her story still has an impact all these years later and helps to support those who have lost a parent or parents. Here is the link to her declaration and story.
The Moon passes 4 degrees South of the Pleiades just before or after midnight depending on your time zone. This also marks the entrance of the Moon into the sign of Gemini expressing the mysteries of playful spontaneity and imagination. A great mythic expression for Gemini is the imagery of Peter Pan, the youthful genius that never wanted to grow up, or lose his sense of magic. The next two and half days are great for socializing, having fun and allowing our imaginations the freedom to run wild. After all our imagination is a primary magical tool for creating our reality!
Venus enters Leo at 7:48 am energizing the mysteries of the Solar Feminine as she expresses through the Queen Archetype of Radical Radiant Self -Love. Many religious and spiritual teachings are centered on selfless service and emphasize sacrificing the sense of one’ s personal self to gain an experience of the divine.
The Leo Mystery School, however, is about experiencing our divine nature through radical self-love. In our current culture it is challenging to find healthy expressions of Leo as the collective message has been that it is selfish to love ourselves. (see Sep 11) Fortunately, the concept of healthy self-love is finding its way back into our everyday awareness. As an example, HERE is a great article on 17 ways to love your self. AND…This is one of my all time favorite Leo Quotes summing up the Leo Mysteries beautifully.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~Marianne Williamson
Sep 07, Friday. Jupiter (15 Gemini) is still visible in the morning sky and has reached quadrature or its exact square to the Sun (15 Virgo) at 3:15 am this morning signaling the slowing of Jupiter for its retrograde station on October 4 at 16 Gemini 23 moving less than a degree and half between now and Jupiter’s station. At the station retrograde point, Jupiter will be very near the exact degree Venus transited the Sun on June 5 further activating and expanding that sensitive point that the Sun and Venus seeded back in June.
Tuning into the intention of the Gemini mysteries it feels like Jupiter is expanding and amplifying the core essence of the Gemini quest to go beyond the confines of duality and polarity. In this reality, the reality we live in, it is easy to get polarized based on what we believe is right and wrong. Regardless of our point of view, the human tendency is to champion whatever they perceive is the “right” way and be against whatever they perceive is the “wrong” way.
Any fundamentalist view of religion (or God) is a perfect example. Religious terrorists (and most religions have them) are absolutely convinced they are upholding God’s sense of Righteousness and therefore they are justified in oppressing and/or torturing and killing those who do not share their beliefs. In this Middle World reality everything has its polar opposite including love (hate), good (evil), day (night), young (old), rich (poor), smart (dumb), happy (sad), excited (depressed), careful (careless), competent (incompetent), beautiful (ugly), courageous (fearful), confident (insecure), willing (unwilling), committed (uncommitted), safe (risky), strong (weak) and so on…
Qualities that are considered ‘good’ and are usually sought after, often show up expressing with their polar opposite. For example, the polar extreme of Order in the world of form is Chaos. Sometimes the experience of Chaos winds up being so confusing and overwhelming a person becomes immobilized and they find themselves paralyzed by doubt and stuck in uncertainty, indecision, and inability to take any action.
The other extreme is the need to combat Chaos and maintain Order by getting absolute control of the situation or life in general. This type of control often looks and feels like oppression, ridigity, and even brutal tyranny. Control is not good or bad, it has to do with how a person is using control in their life. Healthy control is about taking personal responsibility for one’s life and actions. However, when taken to extremes, control leads to fear of change, and that leads to the suppression of anything that might facilitate change, including new ideas, innovation, and more expansive ways of perceiving reality.
Control in and of itself is not good or bad – the challenge with control happens when there is an imbalance that is operating from a polar extreme. Similarly, Ambition and desire are also natural expressions that when healthy are about growth and finding ways to improve or better our life experience. Lack of ambition and desire shows up as a person who is unmotivated to take responsibility for creating a better more enjoyable life. Taken to the other extreme, ambition can lead to a total obsession, along with an extreme determination to seize power over others and control of what appears to be limited resources.
Underlying this polar extreme is a fear that there is not enough – so in order to have more than one needs, the driving motivation is to grab as much of the resources there are as possible.. This is what fuels greed, lust, avarice, hording, jealousy, resentment, and suspicion. The polar extreme of Living Freedom through conscious choice manifests as doubt and confusion over what to choose. That can lead to giving one’s power away to others to choose for them. There are ways that Freedom taken to extremes can be experienced as anarchy or throwing out all the rules – even the ones that are designed to help us navigate life in a healthy, prosperous way. Rules are not necessarily good or bad, however, they can become oppressive in a polar extreme.
When operating beyond the confines of duality (this is good or this is bad) Freedom from the rules and freedom from what is known can be very liberating when balanced with wisdom and love. Today is a great time to notice if you are caught in a polar extreme of some kind. Are you judging yourself and that is keeping you stuck? Are you blaming others for your experience and that is keeping you stuck? Are you so discourage and feeling so hopeless that is keeping you stuck? Or are you overly attached to a certain limiting point of view and that is keeping you stuck? (see Sep 8 and more on points of view)
Sep 08, Saturday. The Last Quarter Moon passes 4.5 degrees N of Aldebaran (10 Gemini) visible in the early morning sky. The exact Last Quarter Moon (16 Gemini) is at 6:15 am just two hours after the Moon occults Jupiter (15 Gemini) at 4:13 am for the fourth time this year. The occultation of the Moon over Jupiter is visible in Central and South America. Each time the Moon passes by Jupiter (and most especially during an occultation) it is accelerating the Jupiter in Gemini quest to discover the reality that exists beyond the bounds of the polar extremes.
One way to work with this is through awareness of and willingness to integrate the extremes in ways that are intended to liberate you from the effects of duality. For those who have Jupiter in Gemini or personal planets or angles in Gemini you are on the leading edge of this transit. Plus if you have Jupiter in Gemini you are currently in a Jupiter return that happens about every 12 years. See the table below to find out if you have Jupiter in Gemini. If you have strong Gemini on your chart or have Jupiter in Gemini then it might be helpful to check out my Readings page to get a personal session to take maximum advantage of this year long Timing. (see Sep 7)
Notes on how to use the table:Be sure to note the date when Jupiter is entering Cancer and the dates when Jupiter retrogrades back into Gemini or if Jupiter leaves Gemini as it retrogrades back into Taurus and then returns to Gemini. For example, if you were born between Sep 21, 1965 to Nov 15, 1965 you have Jupiter in Cancer. If you were born between Nov 16, 1965 and May 04, 1966 you have Jupiter in Gemini.
Also important to note is if you were born on the day Jupiter was entering or leaving the sign then you would need to have a natal chart run to know for sure what sign Jupiter was in at the time you born. Also these dates may vary slightly depending on what time zone you born in and what time of day Jupiter was entering the sign. However, for the majority of people it will be easy to see if you have Jupiter in Gemini and are currently in a Jupiter return.
Jupiter In Gemini from 1929 to 2025
June 12, 1929 Gemini to June 26, 1930 enters Cancer
May 26, 1941 Gemini to June 10, 1942 enters Cancer
May 09, 1953 Gemini to May 24, 1954 enters Cancer
Apr 22, 1965 Gemini to Sep 21, 1965 enters Cancer }
Nov 16, 1965 re-enters Gemini Rx to May 05, 1966 re-enters Cancer
Aug 23, 1976 Gemini to Oct 16, 1976 re-enters Taurus Rx
Apr 03, 1977 re-enters Gemini to Aug 20, 1977 enters Cancer
Dec 30, 1977 re-enters Gemini Rx to Apr 11, 1978 re-enters Cancer
July 21, 1988 Gemini to Nov 30, 1988 re-enters Taurus Rx
Mar 10, 1989 re-enters Gemini to Jul 30, 1989 enters Cancer
June 30, 2000 Gemini to July 12, 2001 enters Cancer
June 11, 2012 Gemini to June 26, 2013 enters Cancer
May 25, 2024 Gemini to June 10, 2025 enters Cancer
Sep 09, Sunday. The waning Moon occults Ceres (26 Gemini) visible in North America (except the SE states), Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Western Russia exact around 2:05 am Pacific Time. Then the Moon moves into Cancer at 9:49 am visible near the center of the Galactic Cross in the early morning sky.
This means over the next couple of days the Moon is triggering the Uranus Pluto square. This is further accelerating the possibilities of radical, unexpected change by revealing what has been hidden for the purpose of restoring the balance of power back to each individual when we are willing to take responsibility for our own creation and our own experience.
Sep 10, Monday. Mercury conjuncts the Sun (18 Virgo) at 5:44 am in its exterior conjunction meaning Mercury is on the other side of the Sun technically passing from the morning sky to the evening sky. Mercury is with the Sun so is NOT visible at this time but is in direct contact with source in the archetypal realm most connected to the patterning of life and this has to do with the patterns of Time. Note: Mercury disappeared from the morning sky around September 1 and will technically appear in the evening sky around Sep 22.
From the point of view of Virgo – Timing is Everything – especially when it is related to Earth Time as expressed through the natural cycles and rhythms of the Earth and Sky. Mercury is the shapeshifter magician who slips in and out of the realms of time as we know it. This is especially evident during Mercury Retrograde…happening again on November 6 (USA election day similar to the Mercury station in 2000 on the USA election day).
The human experience of Time is relative to the cultural perception of time. Our current understanding of Time is more a feature of our left brain dominant society and has been greatly influenced by our Gregorian Calendar that has the effect of fixing our experience of Time in a linear way. Due to the recent experience of the acceleration of time and events in our middle world reality our current human expression hasno way to keep up with what is happening using our rational mind. This means we are literally being required to go beyond logic and reason for guidance in navigating these times.
Ultimately, the only trustworthy and true guidance available at any time, comes from our own inner knowing. It is important to remember, that no one outside of you, knows better than you, what is best for you at this time. This is about trusting your inner knowing even if you don’t necessarily know HOW you know – to figure out the best ways to show up, where to be, and how to consciously navigate these intensely accelerating experiences.
The “informed universe” theory supports the understanding that we inform the mysteries as much as they inform us when we consciously choose to co-create with Great Mystery. We are already co-creating our experience whether we are aware of it or not, so it makes sense to become a more conscious participant. It is not so important to already know how to do this, rather it is important to know this is what we are learning how to do. It is time to take risks and trust and follow what you do know.
No one else can do that for you. Ultimately this is about embracing the freedom to choose and the responsibility that goes with making the choices that are shaping your reality. Sometimes that means being willing to choose to be with what IS in a place of acceptance. What we resist persists…so acceptance is often the first step in conscious co-creative change. Here is more on the “informed universe” theory that Ervin Lazlo proposed that says we are informing the universe as much as it is informing us.
Ervin Laszlo is the perennial maverick. Thirty years ago his radical ideas presented a bold challenge to the academic community. Today, these same ideas are considered defining contributions to late twentieth-century scientific thought.
… the “informed universe” places Dr. Laszlo yet again at the forefront of contemporary scientific and, in this case, spiritual, thought. His paradigm-shifting theories intertwine the cutting edge of physics, evolution biology, information theory, and the Vedic teachings of ancient India. In this new conception of the “informed universe,” everything that has ever occurred is retained as holographic information throughout space and this information can be accessed anywhere in the universe simultaneously. Laszlo also applies these ideas to the human experience, with surprising and profound implications for our own evolution and for the evolution of consciousness itself. More HERE
Sep 11, Tuesday. The waning Moon passes 10 degrees SSW of Pollux either late last night or early this morning depending on your time zone moving out of the Sacred Hoop just before moving into Leo at 8:01 pm transmitting the mysteries of our radiant and shining divine essence also expressed as self-love, self-approval, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.
The Leo mysteries remind us we are all aspects of the divine in physical form, and when we embody this we will once again experience a Golden Age. No one part of the creation can be or IS any less than its creator. Any experiences of being less than divine are illusions of this reality that have occurred because we have forgotten our divine essence, our oneness with all that IS and have come to believe we are separate. (See Sep 7)
Venus (7 Leo) is hanging out with the Beehive Cluster and a star cluster known as Praesepe in the constellation of the Crab (a.k.a Cancer). Currently the Beehive cluster is located at about 7 degrees into the seasonal sign of Leo. Venus and the Moon met in this area of the sky on Sep 10 eight years ago and will meet again tomorrow within 2 days of being exactly eight years. This is because Venus returns to the same area of the sky in the same season once every eight years.
This is the reason the 8 year Venus cycle is so important because when Venus returns to the same area of the sky in the same season she is being fueled by the original relationship to the Sun and stars that inspires her to engage a higher octave of this unique expression of the feminine.
The Beehive cluster is an important area of the sky and was an important star cluster to the ancients and was one of the first objects that Galileo studied with his telescope. The word Praesepe is Latin for manger. Astronomers called this open cluster M44 and it is one of the largest open star clusters in this area of the sky. Under a dark moonless skies, there are more than 40 stars visible to the naked eye, usually seen as a cloudy patch, looking very much like a swarm of bees.
The best way to find this cluster is to first locate the twin stars Pollux and Castor. Then look left or to the east and locate Regulus at the base of the backward question mark. The Beehive Cluster lies somewhere between Pollux and Regulus and is spread about a degree and half across the sky meaning the light from these stars spreads over an area bigger than three full Moons. Binoculars are a big help in seeing it when the Moon or a bright planet is there. The Moon and Venus will help you locate it but their light will dim the stars of the Beehive.
Sep 12, Wednesday. The Moon passes about 4 degrees S of Venus (6 Leo 25) for the third time since Venus went direct in the morning sky in late June. This represents the removal of Inanna’s 5th chakra vestment at the third gate as Venus journeys to the underworld. Venus is also trine retrograde Uranus (6 Aries) suggesting this 5th chakra gate might have some unexpected surprises especially in the area of creative communication.
In this new Gemini Overtone cycle that began June 12, Venus traveling through Leo is called to trust, embrace and radiate her eternal divinity and embody her truth, despite the difficulties and challenges that she faces at this gate. She must remember her origins and seek to maintain her ability to walk in both worlds simultaneously – the celestial and the mundane.
This reminds u,s we too must speak and live our truth, allowing our soul’s essence to outshine the fears that come with the veils of mortal life. Creation begins with the formation of thoughts, and then we give the breath of life to those thoughts with our words. So this timing is a reminder to also seek discernment in our thoughts and speech.
With Uranus as an ally at this gate encouraging us to be willing to go with the flow of changes that are happening beyond our control, the gifts of Grace become more accessible. This assists us in speaking the truth that is within hearts. Anyone turning a multiple of 8 (16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88 etc. between Jun 12, 2012 to January 14, 2014) has now reached their 3rd personal ceremonial gate (5 more are left in this round) into the underworld as part of an 18 month long – every eight year synodic Venus Return.
This is the time ceremonially release anything less than high level communication skills that are anchored in true creative self-expression, peace, harmony, and joy. Speaking your truth is most useful when done with the intent to promote healing and greater connection. If your speech comes from ego, or a need to be right, or to be superior over others, then the results will be to ultimately create greater separation and wounding. While that might feel satisfactory in the moment, it may ultimately take longer to reach a beneficial and healthy resolution.
From now until the next Venus Moon conjunction in October the emphasis is on releasing unhealthy forms of communication and creative expression. Taking time to notice the effects of what you are thinking and saying and being willing to let go of ineffective communication practices is highly recommended.
You might ask yourself is my communication heart-centered even when having to be clear about issues that are not easy to talk about? What can I do to facilitate open and healthy communication even in difficult (painful) situations? Am I holding onto points of view that are getting in the way of deeper, more intimate, and transformative communication? Are there hurts from the past that I need to forgive before genuine, heart-centered communication is possible?
Sep 13, Thursday. Mars (15 Scorpio) has reached the cross-quarter degree that marks the exact half-way point between the September Equinox and the December Solstice, and is in Zodiacal Alignment with the Fixed Stars of the Scales (or the constellation a.k.a Libra).
These stars are Zuben Algenubi and Zuben Alshamali and they are the two brightest stars of the Scales marking the pans that weigh the sufficient and insufficient price. The Scales are the acknowledged symbol of justice, moderation, prudence and balance because their purpose corresponds precisely with the weighing of actions or activities. When associated with the sword, scales still symbolize Justice, but in double harness with Truth. On the social level, they are the emblems of administrative and military duties, those of kingly power and one characteristic, in India, of the Kshatriya caste (warrior caste). http://www.constellationsofwords.com/Constellations/Libra.html
Mars passes by these stars every two years and activates an intention to balance of the scales of justice in alignment with the deepest truths of this creation. Is there anything in your life that still needs balancing? Are you caught in a polar extreme that could benefit from the support of Mars traveling through the Scales? (See Sep 7) Mars was last in this area of the sky in early October 2010.
Sep 14, Friday. The waning crescent Moon moves into Virgo and is passing about 6 degrees SSW of Regulus around 2:31 am opening the Virgo New Moon window. Regulus is a Behenian Star that is also linked with the Hall of Records and the Emerald Tablets of Thoth/Hermes Trismegitus as the first written record of As Above, So Below, As Within, So Without. Plus these tablets are said to reveal the secret of the primordial substance and its transmutations. The light codes connected to Regulus are connected to these more esoteric mysteries and the Moon amplifies them as it passes by this star.
Plus, the Moon traveling through Virgo, is illuminating the mysteries associated with the patterning of life including the patterning of time. Regulus is the brightest star marking the heart of the Lion and one of the four royal stars of ancient times. According to astronomers Regulus is a star that has been “living on the edge” between Leo and Virgo for at least the past 72 years and for about 72 more years. This is because Regulus has been overlaid by the seasonal sign of Leo for over 2000 years and has just moved into Virgo as of last November 2011. With Regulus in Virgo, this star is now informing the Virgo mysteries – especially as Virgo is attuned to the patterning of life.
Interestingly, the book Starlight Elixirs says Regulus assists us in recognizing patterns, and the micro patterns within the patterns. The action of developing an attitude shift through our deeper awareness around these patterns, helps us to manifest forgiveness of ourselves and others so it is possible to transform the limiting patterns that have inhibited our fullest divine expression.
Sep 15, Saturday. The exact Virgo Sun Moon (24 Virgo) conjunction typically thought of as the New Moon is at 7:11 pm tonight. Most ancient cultures looked at the New Moon as officially occurring when the tiny crescent Moon was actually first visible in the evening sky. The earliest that will happen is tomorrow night depending on your time zone and horizon line.
This New Moon is emphasizing the ancient pattern of life contained within the natural cycles and rhythms that helps us to know what time it is for us. Timing is an active expression that unfolds beautifully within the web of life. This is the work of Spider Woman who knows when to weave new aspects into the greater collective web. This means this New Moon is definitely the “right time” to connect and align with your own supportive personal rhythms that will help you create your personal web within the greater web of life that is designed to attract all that you need to fulfill your sacred work in the world. Remember, when spider weaves her web in harmony with what is around her, everything she needs comes to her…
Sep 16, Sunday. The still fairly new crescent Moon conjuncts Mercury (29 Virgo) just before the Moon and Mercury both move into Libra. The Moon enters Libra at 5:55 am followed by Mercury at 4:22 pm. This means the Moon and Mercury are preparing the way for the upcoming September Solar Gateway on September 22. The Zero Libra point or Equinox point marks the precise balance between day and night once each year when the Sun crosses this degree. Zero Libra then represents a balance point between the polar extremes. (See Sep 7)
Also today, the Moon is activating and intensifying the Uranus Pluto Square (see Sep 19) and will pass by Spica and Saturn on September 18. Mercury will activate Uranus and Pluto on September 20 just two days after the next exact Uranus Pluto square. The last one occurred on June 24, 2012.
Sep 17, Monday. Rosh Hashsanah (first day of the Jewish New Year). This holy day actually begins at sunset the day before with the siting of the tiny crescent New Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox. This is remnant of a calendar that was connected to the actual solar and lunar cycles, so the Jewish New Year day was not fixed in the Calendar but shifted with the Lunar Cycle closest to the September Equinox.
Pluto stations direct at 10:05 pm at 6 Capricorn 57 bringing to mind the imagery of the phoenix rising from the ashes after having chosen to die to the old form. This imagery can be applied to any process of death and rebirth including dying to the old fears and beliefs that once sustained the structures of the Old Earth and being reborn to new ways of sustainable living that supports all life.
It often feels scary when we are required to let go of what has been before we can embrace what is becoming. The most challenging or scary place can be when we are experiencing the space between what is dying and what is birthing or the empty void where everything is and isn’t in an unmanifest form before birthing into manifestation. However, as in all natural processes – even if we resist with all that we are – the Sun sets on the day that is – before rising on a new day and the seasons continue to change regardless of any human attempts to stop it.
Sep 18, Tuesday. The Moon occults Spica passing 1.3 degrees WSW in the evening sky visible in Madagasrcar, the South Indian Ocean and Antartica if there is a low horizon and dark skies as this may be lost in the glow of the sunset. The rest of us will see the Moon very close to Spica. The Moon also passes about 5 degrees SSW of Saturn exact at 4:30 am.
As described in the Timings over the last year, Saturn and Spica together are creating the new forms or designing the new architecture for the empowered expression of the Divine Feminine. Saturn is the master architect of this world of form administering to the past, present and future codes or seeds of what has been, what is, and what is becoming. Spica carries and transmits the light codes of the divine feminine in her purest form. Saturn has the ability to bring these light codes into a practical structure that serves the emerging new World Of Form where there is peace and plenty for all.
The Moon occulting Spica is amping up the transmission of these new light codes now finding expression in our Middle World reality weaving what has been with what IS and what is becoming and co-creating with the emerging new web of life. (See Sep 18)
Sep 19, Wednesday. The Uranus Pluto square was exact late last night at 11:55 pm Pacific Time or early this morning 2:55 am Eastern Time. This is the second exact Uranus Pluto square of the seven total that will take place into 2015. The first one was June 24. This is round two with five more rounds to follow.
Uranus square Pluto represents the collaborative efforts of the Celestial Revolutionary Uranus in Aries with the Underworld Alchemy of Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto in Capricorn has been rocking the foundations of the old world structures since 2008 and Uranus has added its revolutionary energy out-pictured by people taking to the streets in 2010 and 2011.
This combination will continue to produce whatever it takes to break down the old and make room for the new. The break down to break through momentum can be halted momentarily through sheer will and manipulation, but ultimately change is guaranteed and the more resistant to change we are the more painful the process will be.
This type of Divine Timing often unfolds in unexpected, unplanned, unknown, yet magical and miraculous ways, especially when we are not attached to a specific outcome or things looking a certain way. The best strategy is to adopt an attitude of gratitude with a willingness to ride the waves of change, trusting they are ultimately taking you exactly where you soul intends to go.
For more about this extraordinary Timing as it interweaves with the Equinox and the Aries Full Moon this month see the Audios for September.
The Moon occults Mars (18 Scorpio) passing .83 degrees ESE of Mars at 1:33 pm visible in central South America and French Polynesia. Plus, the waxing Moon is at perigee meaning its closest to the Earth in this lunation cycle. The Moon and Mars in Scorpio occultation adds to the energies of the Uranus Pluto square as we approach the Equinox window creating yet another opportunity to go with the flow and let go of attachments to outcome.
It is also possible that the Moon occulting Mars is opening a portal to the hidden and mysterious realms of the occult mysteries as one of Scorpio’s favorite ways to express. Scorpio is about transformation and so are the occult mysteries that activate our inner knowing through the right brain technology of symbols and myth. Based on recent studies focusing on the non-linear, non-rational, right brain function that responds to mysticism, spirituality, magic, miracles, telepathy, faith, and etcetera, that exist beyond the conscious mind, do actually stimulate activity in the right brain.
This goes beyond the left brain rational linear way of engaging reality and accesses the super conscious part of the brain. Working with symbols, myths, stories, initiation rites, imagining, etcetera, the power of the right brain is stimulated and lifts us out of what we perceive is ordinary reality, into to beyond the beyond extraordinary experiences where magic and miracles are abundant. Mars is an active principle and the Moon is a transmitter so this is an extraordinary opportunity to tap into these realms for the purpose of co-creating magic with the manifest world. (see Sep 20)
Sep 20, Thursday. Mercury (7 Libra) is opposite Uranus (7 Aries) and Square Pluto (7 Capricorn). (see Sep 19) Mercury is in engaging the Uranus Pluto square suggesting there are messages that are available from both the Celestial and Underworld domains that can help us navigate current events when we are open to and listening for the messages that are guiding us into even greater alchemical change.
More and more the shadow is coming to light, and as it is brought to awareness it quite often looks and feels messy. This messiness, however, is needed to bring about the revolutionary changes that promote evolutionary growth. Being willing to embrace the messy, uncomfortable feelings and really feel them helps to accelerate these changes.
Venus (16 Leo) is now sextile Jupiter (16 Gemini) expanding our abundance and money awareness. This is not about abundance and money that is attained by greedy or selfish means because when wealth is gained through greed, deceit, and a desire for power over others an imbalance is created that can not be sustained. What this is about is the Field of Plenty. When we are open to receive the abundance of the universe in alignment with our soul’s purpose In Service to Spirit, these financial gains benefit all life. (see September Intro)
The field of plenty operates beyond the polar extremes. The old financial formulas are on their way out because they exist in a polarity of winners and losers. Any gains made in this old paradigm are temporary at best and rarely produce lasting feelings of happiness and fulfillment.
The Moon moves into Sagittarius at 9:34 am illuminating the quest for truth and meaning – expanding its reach through genuine In Service to Spirit activities. This is NOT necessarily how we think being In Service to Spirit ‘should’ be from an old paradigm perspective but rather is connected to the truth of who we are in new expansive ways.
Sep 21, Friday. The waxing crescent Moon is passing 5.7 degrees N of Antares visible in the evening sky amping up the light codes coming in from the Antares Stargate near Galactic Center. Antares is one of the four royal stars that has been linked with Archangel Uriel who according to The Book of Enoch showed Enoch the secrets to the heavens, stars, planets and their cycles.
I beheld the celestial stars come forth. I numbered them as they proceeded out of the gate, and wrote them all down, as they came out one by one according to their number. I wrote down their names altogether, their times and their seasons, as the angel Uriel, who was with me, pointed them out to me. He showed them all to me and wrote down an account of them. He also wrote down for me their names, their regulations and their operations. (Enoch http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/enoch.html#32).
Sep 22, Saturday. The exact Autumnal Equinox, when the Sun reaches 0 Libra, is occurring at 7:49 am. Additionally the waxing Moon is passing over 0 Capricorn, currently located on the Galactic Cross, at 12:20 pm and it reaches its exact First Quarter Square to the Sun at 12:41 pm. This means the half full Moon is located overhead as the Equinox Sun sets tonight.
The First Quarter Moon at Zero Capricorn means we will have another First Quarter Moon in Capricorn next month on Oct 21 at 29 Capricorn. This indicates an extra potent opportunity to notice where we need to take greater responsibility in our lives for our personal relationship to self and others. Everyone in your life is a mirror for you to see what you might not be able to see within yourself. In the potency of the Equinox window, this is a time of coming into balance with the inner reality as it is reflected by our outer circumstances.
The Equinoxes are the seasonal time of balance and harmony when the days and nights are equal in length. During the Equinoxes, the Earth’s auric or magnetic field is affected by the Sun’s alignment with the Earth’s equator. Twice each year, at the Equinoxes, the Sun rises and sets exactly over the equator, tracking exactly due East and due West, no matter where you are on the Planet. Doorways or thresholds into the mysteries are more easily accessed during Equinoxes, especially when we consciously engage this Timing. Equinoxes are a powerful time for doing ceremonial activations at sacred sites or anywhere you happen to be. (Chichen Itza image)
More about the Equinoxes and the story of Coma Berenices.
Chant of the Priest~esses In Honor of the Equinox ~Ancestors of Avalon by Diana L Paxton
Let Day be bounded by the Night…
Dark be balanced by the Light.
Earth and Sky and Sun and Sea,
A circled cross shall ever be.
Let sorrow make a space for joy,
Let grief with jubilance alloy,
Step by step to make our way,
Till Darkness shall unite with Day…
Each season by the next is bound,
Meetings, partings, form the round,
The sacred center is our frame,
Where all is changing, all the same…
Moving, we become more still,
Impassioned, we are bound by will,
Turning in perpetuity
While Time becomes Eternity…
Sep 23, Sunday. The Moon is occulting Pluto for the 7th time this year passing 1.1 degree WSW of Pluto at 12:19 am visible in Southern Australia, New Zealand and French Polynesia.
The Moon occulting Pluto (similar to an eclipse) amplifies the power and strength of this Shamanic Initiator to transform our deepest fears and whatever is holding us back from being the truly magnificent beings we are meant to BE. A Moon occultation occurs when the Moon covers and uncovers a planet or star. This means Pluto, the Moon and the Earth align like the gears in a combination lock opening a portal to the deeper mysteries of death, rebirth and regeneration.
Working intentionally with this series of Pluto Moon occultations occurring through the rest of this year is a way to utilize the power and potency of what Pluto has to offer in integrating our shadow, so it becomes the medicine we carry.
Being willing to notice your personal shadow issues is a great start. If you aren’t sure what your shadow is begin by looking at what you judge in others, because ultimately whatever you are judging is an external manifestation of your personal shadow that is being mirrored back to you so you can see the parts of yourself that you are NOT accepting or embracing.
It doesn’t matter how justified you are, how right you are, or how you have convinced yourself that this is not a part of who you are, if you are seeing and judging something in someone else – it is yours too. The good news is, this is also true of those who you admire! Everyone in our reality is a mirror and being willing to take responsibility for what we see in the mirror is a key to liberation, empowerment and fulfillment.
Sep 24, Monday. The Moon enters Aquarius at 4:32 pm transmitting the mysteries of multi-dimensional realities that extend beyond the limits of our 3rd-dimensional space/time experience. The essence of the Aquarian mysteries are best experienced in a state of pure awareness beyond the dimensions of time and space, in a place of Timelessness where thoughts become an instant reality.
This has sometimes been called the 5th dimension or the dimension beyond time. Time exists in what Einstein referred to as the 4th dimension. Anytime we are using telepathy, meditation, or anything that takes us beyond rational reality we are tapping into the 5th dimension and moving beyond the confines of Time. As we develop greater telepathic or pyschic ability our relationship to Time changes and eventually ceases to exist in the ways we have known it. Many believe that the long count ends December 21, 2012.
The Mayan Elders have said they do not know when the calendar actually ends because so many of their sacred documents were burned by the Spanish. What we do know is that the way we experience our time and place here on this Earth is rapidly changing. Perhaps planet Earth is moving to a new dimension that exists beyond Time? Therefore, in that sense the calendars of Time will end, because they will no longer apply.
Sep 25, Tuesday. On October 2 at 8:06 am Mars (at 22 Scorpio today) will conjunct the North Node (at 27 Scorpio today) when both have reached 26 Scorpio 50 and are within 10 degrees of each other from September 19th to October 15th. The Nodes have an 18+ year cycle and Mars has a 2 + year cycle so its only possible for Mars to catch up to the North Node in Scorpio every 18 years or so. This means there are times when the North Node is in Scorpio and Mars does not pass by. In fact when the North Node was in Scorpio back in 1995 Mars did not catch up to the North Node. The next time Mars will be with the North Node in Scorpio is August of 2031.
Mars is the active divine masculine principle. The North Node is the most precise symbol we have for our future destiny. Scorpio is the archetypal energy most interested in running powerful life force for energy simply for the sake of experiencing it. Scorpio is the edgewalker and with Mars conjunct the North Node in Scorpio there is a sense of actively walking the edges of a New Destiny that includes embracing the intensity and power of orgasmic ecstatic life force energy.
When considering the intense nature of this kind of life force energy, including sexual energy, it is easy to see why Scorpio is one of the favorite places for Mars to be. This implies Mars is now embracing a shamanic destiny. Shamanic meaning a direct experience, a direct relationship, a direct contact with an aliveness and energy that is pure, potent and transformative. This kind of experience requires surrender and trust, leaving the familiar behind to embrace the magic and mystery of pure life force energy manifesting in newly regenerated physical forms.
For more about this event and the lead up to the next Eclipse season see the Audios for September.
Sep 26, Wednesday. Mercury (16 Libra) trines Jupiter (16 Gemini) at 7:09 am near the degree of the Venus transit on June 5, 2012 activating this sensitive point with the expansive nature of Gemini about to station retrograde in a few more days receiving a new download of information from the shapeshifter messenger Mercury that is expanding the intention that was seeded with the Sun Venus transit.
The waxing Moon enters Pisces at 10:24 pm transmitting the mysteries of universal love and compassion in the vast ocean or cosmic sea of life. In some traditions the oceans are thought to carry the wisdom of the Grandmothers, as embodied by the whales and dolphins. These magnificent sea creatures communicate through sonar and resonating frequencies reminding us that when we work together through intention to activate a vision through words, chanting, music or other sounds – our entire reality shifts to mirror the images and frequencies we are embodying and expressing.
These invisible energy fields manifest according to the frequencies or resonating patterns of our individual and collective focus. When sounds are played in sand – the sand vibrates into patterns representing the resonating frequencies produce by the sound. Different sounds produce different frequencies thus different sand patterns. This is why the creation story of Genesis begins with the word.
Our thoughts, words and actions produce frequencies that organize the appearance of our reality. Chanting, toning, breathing, and focusing our thoughts and attention on Love, Joy, Harmony, Acceptance, Balance, Prosperity, Peace and Plenty are powerful ways to actively manifest these frequencies into an experiential form. In essence, this is how we not only dream the dream of a new reality, a New Earth, but we bring it into manifest form as well.
Sep 27, Thursday. The waxing Pisces Moon conjuncts retrograde Neptune (00 Pisces 53) at 12:01 am and passes by retrograde Chiron (6 Pisces 02) around 10 am amplifying these planetary energies from the initiatory realms of the Upper or Celestial World and the Lower or Under World furthering our opportunities to heal the wounds (Chiron) of the past so we can more fully live the ideal visions (Neptune) of the New Earth we are now dreaming into reality.
The blessings of the celestial realm include Grace. By definition Grace is not something we can earn or win by what we do. The ways of Grace are unfathomable in the Middle World and transcend our understanding of the laws of karma, the laws of cause and effect. The Middle World perception of karma as either the limiting patterns we repeat over and over with similar results or “as you sew so shall you reap” locks us into a limited experience that can feel like reward and punishment that doesn’t always follow a discernible pattern.
Grace transcends all of that and restores us to our divine birth right, the perfection that we are regardless of who or what we think we are based on our human experience. It is possible to be so limited and stuck in our world view that we miss the blessings of grace surrounding us in every moment. We are not forced to accept these gifts, we always have a choice. Acceptance of Grace, Love, Divine Intervention, Support, and Wisdom happens naturally and easily when we are practicing daily gratitude.
Grace is an energy; not a mere sentiment; not a mere thought of the Almighty; not even a word of the Almighty. It is as real an energy as the energy of electricity. It is a divine energy; it is the energy of the divine affection rolling in plenteousness toward the shores of human need. ~ Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893)
-6+I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. ~ Anne Lamott
Venus (23 Leo) squares Mars (23 Scorpio) at 1:50 am. This is the encounter of the Radiant Queen with the Shaman Sorcerer and when working together this is a powerful alchemical combination that can recognizes the gifts of equal power and manifestation that each brings.
Sep 28, Friday. The nearly Full Moon is also illuminating the Uranus retrograde opposition to the Sun exact tomorrow with Uranus in close square to Pluto amplifying this T-square and increasing or amping up the possibility of radical chaos and unexpected change. The Full Moon in Aries closely connected to Uranus is being illuminated by the Sun (similar to a Full Moon effect) suggesting the radical unexpected changes now are designed to shift any limited perspectives we may have about how life IS or IS NOT intended to BE. What are you committed to changing in your life that will create the space for you to express the unique brilliance that you are? What actions are you willing to take to strengthen this commitment?
Let’s look at the example of committing to your personal growth through healthier lifestyle, healthier more intimate relationship experiences and/or deepening your commitment to live the life you were born to live. If you are committing to a healthier lifestyle your action steps might be to let go of unhealthy food choices, take up an exercise program, commit to daily yoga instead of once a week, commit to daily breathing practices that help you connect with your core essence, etcetera …
If committing to healthier more intimate relationship experiences your action steps might be to be willing to see what your current relationships are mirroring to you about yourself. If you find yourself angry, blaming and frustrated you might ask what you could do to take more responsibility in your personal relationships? Do you feel like you are re-experiencing your childhood relationship with one of your parents? If so, then the question is what can you learn from this experience so you can change it?
Sep 29, Saturday. Pluto is at quadrature, or Sun (7 Libra) square Pluto (7 Capricorn) at 10:54 am linked with the Aries Full Moon is signaling the square to the Sun that always occurs after a planet stations direct. This means Pluto is moving into Full Speed ahead time and is accentuating the Aries Full Moon Energy. The nearly Full Moon catches up to Uranus (6 Aries 33) at 6:40 pm energizing unexpected events that will test the commitment of the Spiritual Warrior.
The Aries Full Moon (7 Aries 22) is exact at 8:19 pm and is preceded by the Uranus opposition to the Sun just after mid-night this morning. As mentioned in yesterday’s Timings this is about the Spiritual Warrior who is committed to not only defending and protecting the cosmic order but also to finding and connecting with the essential wisdom that exists beyond this Middle World reality.
In the sacred vedic text known as the Bhagavad Gita a discourse takes place between the Lord Krishna and the heroic warrior prince Arjuna on a battlefield – a mythic symbolic for the middle world experience of duality. Arjuna is from the Kshatriya caste or warrior class and his primary duty is to defend and protect his people.
The discourse begins with Arjuna questioning his role as a warrior, because he realizes that if he fights in this battle he will kill friends and members of his own family that are in the opposing army. Krishna advises Arjuna that no one can solve this type of problem within the framework of duality. This requires going beyond the confines of logic and reason in the dualistic sense of right and wrong. The strategy Krishna suggests is to transcend this Middle World judgments, going to a place of “pure being” and then taking action from there. More on the story HERE This site provides links to the Gita and sums up the essence of this sacred text saying…
On the battlefield Arjuna notices that the opposing army contains relatives and friends whom he doesn’t want to kill, so he lays down his arms. Krishna responds with four reasons for fighting and action in general, of which the chief is that the true self or soul is immortal. The discussion advances to teachings on right and wrong, action and inaction, life and destiny, eternity and God. Krishna is identified as the Supreme Being, Primal God, Highest Abode and Eternal Spirit, who is an Avatar, or a temporal embodiment of God. http://www.island-of freedom.com/gita.htm
Sep 30, Sunday. The Sun square to Pluto is in range from September 22 to October 4 and with maximum potency yesterday and today in this Aries Full Window Window. Arjuna’s encounter with Krishna (the divine aspect that is a symbol for the part of Arjuna that is also divine) reconnects Arjuna to his inner knowing and personal dharma initiating a greater level of understanding and empowerment that is possible for Arjuna if he is willing to embrace his path or dharma.
Arjuna is instructed to transcend the world of duality and free himself from any attachments to the fruits of his action. Arriving at this place beyond the realm of duality, we contact the pure essence of the spiritual warrior who has transcended his or her own need to be right, to have the last word, to be victorious, to dominate others, and to conquer at any cost.
Instead the true spiritual warrior transcends the apparent external conflict – fulfilling his or her dharma without any attachment to the outcome and by taking action in alignment with Divine Will. Eventually Arjuna takes action as a truly great warrior whose bigger purpose was ultimately to provide a profound teaching that still serves us today.
In the illumination of this Aries Full Moon time and Pluto Square the Sun acting to bring the shadow to light in innovative creative new ways, the question to consider is – what action are you willing to commit to taking that will further the fulfillment of your personal dharma at this time? Are there other action steps you can take to release any limiting beliefs that are holding you back from expressing the powerful divine being that you are?