New Moon ~ 5th October 2013 ~ 10.34 am UT, 19.34 pm Australian EST, 2.34 am PDT and 5.34 am EDT.
You are probably just as bored as I am with trying to fix everything that’s wrong with our lives.
Humanity probably wouldn’t have survived if we didn’t have this natural tendency to watch out for potential disasters. But we’ve taken it to the end of it’s usefulness. It’s time for us to begin focusing on the good stuff. Because there is a huge amount of it – good stuff . We are so accustomed to ignoring it that we are still drowning in the last bits of the bad stuff. It’s like we’re at a luscious banquet and we’re so busy trying to fix our wobbly chair and check our lipstick hasn’t smudged that we’re in danger of starving to death.
Right now so much is about our body and the way it’s naturally blissful and ecstatic nature has become imprisoned by the ego and intellect.
This modern culture has worshipped at the altar of the ego. Now the ego is a truly miraculous invention. The ego encompasses our individual identity. It has a crucial role in evolution – it protects the uniqueness of our conscious selves. But the ego self has changed from a natural and essential aspect of consciousness to become a rigid structure held intact by fear. We are literally destroying ourselves rather than come face to face with that fear, which has till now been embedded deep within our dna, in the cellular coding of our physical body. That’s about to change.
We live in a disembodied culture, rising as it does from the seedbed of a disembodied religion. The story of Adam and Eve in the garden of eden is the story of the breakdown of the relationship between the body and it’s bliss. This myth was an ad man’s wet dream, specifically created by the new messianic religions to scare people away from the pre-existing and more nature affirming cosmologies – the Vedic and matriarchal ‘religions’.
Humanity was more accustomed to opening our bodies to the bliss of the divine. The experience was personal and real. There were ecstatic rituals, orgies even, that were a part of the natural celebrations of being human. The rise of the messianic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – brought with them the idea that god is outside of us, something unattainable. Our bodies were reassigned. Instead of representing a glorious part of creation, they became instead the temporary and completely inadequate shelters for our souls, leading us into sin. Our bodies became evil and we lost our relationship with the divine. We were forbidden even to look upon the face of the god, instead using the intermediaries appointed by religious authorities.
In the process we lost our understanding of the incredibly complex relationship between the mind, emotions, body and soul, and instead learnt to spend our time focusing on our fears. This ancient wisdom was never readily available to the masses. It was only attained by high level initiates with the spiritual rigour required to work with these energies in the physical plane.
We are now recovering that wisdom on a global level, and rekindling those relationships – mind, body, emotions, soul.
To really get these connections we have to embrace the energy of our Root Centre – the basis of our right to exist as individuals on the physical plane. When we are not conscious at the level of our Root Centre we live in survival fear, hypervigilant to threats to our existence. Our adrenal system is overworked and we are generally more sensitive and susceptible to stress. The fears in the Root Centre can also show us what prevents us from recognising our own importance to our tribe, the larger collective and to the process of conscious evolution. They also prevent us from gently and kindly taking good care of ourselves.
Juno is in Gate 41 – the initiating energy of the Human Design matrix. Juno represents our relationships, and right now we are beginning a new physiological process that will change our entire experience of relationship. We are hungering for something new, something better, something more closely attuned to the new people we are becoming and Juno represents that shift right down to the cellular level.
Ceres was in Gate 40 (with Chiron in 37) from 10th to 23rd September. You may have experienced a profound sense of hunger to belong, to be taken in and fed. Ceres is now in Gate 64 in the Head Centre and she moves to Gate 47 on the New Moon. Vesta is now in Gate 40 with Chiron and will shift to Gate 64 in the Head Centre just before this week’s New Moon.
After I wrote this post I watched the news and saw the recent events in the US. So I went back to look for Hygiea, another dwarf planet, this one about health. She is in Gate 24 – returning again and again trying to get a resolution! And she is opposite Saturn (old structures of government, not caring for the less fortunate because of fear they will destroy you somehow) and the North Node (where we can feel out of our comfort zone in the process of change and growth). This adds a really significant aspect of health to our story – how we care for our own personal health, taking responsibility and not falling back on the habit of allowing ‘experts’ or authority figures to override our own intuition, taking control of organising our lives so that we have exactly what nourishes us and brings us joy.
Along with this week’s Pluto and Earth combination in the Root/Spleen, and some other asteroidal influences, these transits have created a powerful hunger for us to open up to a more ecstatic experience of our bodies. This hunger is especially apparent in how we care for ourselves (our family imprint for what we hunger for) and in relationships (which necessarily shift when we repair our cellular lineage). Ceres and Chiron created a fresh sense of our true worth – what we deserve, what we are prepared to give ourselves. Vesta and Chiron represent an opening to our sacred nature, and a desire to belong with those who can receive what we yearn to share.
Once they reach the Head Centre over the next few days, we shift into a new transformative phase. I was given clear guidance that this represents the opening of a doorway accessing the ancient goddess wisdom for connecting with the sacred and divine via the body. Imagine the temple goddesses, who engaged in all sorts of rituals sexual and otherwise, bringing the sacred into the everyday lives of their people. They were revered, and it was only later archeologists who designated them harlots. Both Ceres and Vesta are fully embodied – eating, drinking, dancing, making love, singing, gardening, walking …. They are opening us up to our natural heritage of loving our bodies.
Eros, he who rules over lusty love of all kinds, meets dwarf planet Makemake in the Channel of Discovery (29/46) for this New Moon. Makemake represents the split between our more civilized and wild selves and the stories we tell ourselves to make sure we behave with propriety. No orgies for us!!
There is a wild breaking free of the dictates of culture, good manners, best behaviour going on here. Pan, the wild and lusty god of fertility, sits conjunct Uranus as we approach the next Pluto Uranus square. This is powerful medicine, a post cultural occupation of our bodies and all they offer us for pleasure through connection with each other and the earth.
It’s subtle, can you feel it?
New Moon – Beyond Survival and Into The Sacred
This New Moon takes us deeply into the human community, how we share and how we support each other. Uranus, planet of individuality, is in the same gate at the Earth, indicating an explosion in networking for the good of humanity. There is a shift in wealth taking place although it may not yet be apparent. [I’ve just read the latest news, the US Government’s issues with appropriations, so it has suddenly become very apparent!] We can begin to look beyond what seems possible now, beyond what resources we each believe we have available to us. We can focus instead on the real value of our work and dedicate it to something higher. We can let go of clinging to survival fears and it’s phantoms of scarce resources and the need for immediate returns and apparently fair exchanges.
The Sun and Moon are in Gate 48.3. Hilary Barrett says:
[sws_blockquote_endquote align=”” cite=”” quotestyle=”style02″] The well has been dredged and now the water can start to flow freely – if only people would see it’s potential and draw on it. But it’s important not to stay trapped in the pain of ‘if only’. The well flows strongly, and all that’s needed now is a guiding awareness strong and bright enough to illuminate it’s depths. If the leader recognises the well and makes it plainly visible to all, the situation can be transformed into one of communication and blessing. [/sws_blockquote_endquote]
We are entering into a period of relationship recalibration. There is a powerful lineup in the Channel of Surrender (44/26). Not only do we have Saturn and the North Node in Gate 44, but Hylonome, Pholus, Hidalgo, Ixion and Cupido are in Gate 26. This is a channel packed with the energy of change – recovering the way we relate to each other one small step at a time, recalibrating the fractal of relationship, supporting the downtrodden, recovering the lost warrior from battle and releasing the grief of the loss of loved ones (and loved aspects of ourselves, rendered ‘subhuman’).
This will affect all areas of our lives, but particularly sexual and creative/vocational. Pandora, Goddess of Earth’s Abundance, is conjunct the Galactic Centre. We hold our breathe as she opens the box and we find .. instead of the curses and pestilence, instead of the negativity we have been told to expect … we find one wonderful treasure after another spilling out. Ceres and Vesta fill the Channel of Abstraction (64/47), giving us the beginnings of mental clarity about the damage that’s been done to each one of us, but particularly to our sacred inner flame (creativity/sexuality) and our relationship with nurturing ourselves.
The trick for us here is to be clear about how much this new clarity and Pandora’s gifts will change our lives. If we accept them and assume we can control them, that they won’t disturb the remaining fears slumbering within us, we are wrong. It is easy enough to underestimate our ability to handle this new powerfully attractive force that is entering our lives. It’s probably okay to open to it completely, we just need to be alert to the extent of change that is likely to bring.
There’s no real need for careful planning just now, as our physical senses are relearning the fine tuned skill of assessing whether something will be nourishing we tend to wade in and get covered in chocolate. It’s as if we are starving for something that is not poison, something that has no negative energy attached to it. Hurling ourselves in is a way to get direct and immediate feedback on whether something really is nourishing. We can engage in this way and not get too far from our true path. When we do experience restraints we can trust that they are protecting us from overdoing things.
In the next few days we have the following transits:
2nd October – Sun (18.6) square Pluto (58.6)
The work is done and it’s all empty politics. It’s time to leave the small petty stuff behind and look at the big picture, even if it feels unattainable. There is a release of energy that was taboo, down the patriarchal line within your own family and also globally. There may be some sort of reckoning for abuse of power, pride and obsession with self achievement. Expect issues around control of female sexuality to be in the news, as well as exposes of wrongoing by those in power. The veils are lifting and they can’t hide anymore.
3rd / 4th October – Sun (48.2) opposite Uranus retrograde (21.2)
A revolutionary shift in the way we relate to each other. Rather than focusing our attention on rebelling against the powerful authority figures, we all just turn and face each other and go OH! Of course! It’s our planet, let’s just get on with it. It will take a lot of cooperative work for us to shift things, and we are starting to see that it’s not about small personal gains. We can all embrace the novelty when we are in it together.
And then in November:
1st November – Uranus square Pluto – more
3rd November – New Moon and Solar Eclipse (Sun, Moon and North Node in Gate 44)
5th November – Pluto shifts back to Gate 38- more
A wonderful Aussie band, Bliss n Eso, thought you might enjoy this.