18th January 2011
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This weeks Full Moon will open a gateway to the voice of the Galactic Centre. What is that voice saying? That it’s time to let go of projecting our issues onto others in order to defend our own vulnerable inner selves. It’s a bit like the football idea of playing the ball not the player. And for those who don’t play football of any persuasion, that means when you go in for a tackle your aim is to get the ball, not take down the player. We’ve been taking each other down for millenium in our attempts to get the ball.
We are learning to detach from the negativity without blaming others or engaging in any old abuse dynamics of victim and perpetrator. We are calling in a new co-creative power. In doing so we are passing over a watershed that is of monumental significance.
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Shifting to Collective Consciousness
We’ve almost completed the evolutionary shift from tribal (or community) to individual. That shift has involved things like flower power, finding ourselves, free love and not having to be a shopkeeper just because your parents were. We’ve moved out of traditional roles like husband and wife, and learnt we could love ourselves even when it seemed no one else did.
Now we are taking the next precarious step of bringing that new found individual self into the collective. And that’s a bit scary because our group memory is tribal and something deep within us is sending out warning signals. But that old version of loss of self is no longer possible. We hold our unique spark at the soul level and no one can take it from us.
It is crucial just now that we dismantle the last vestiges of that tribal survival mind. We are becoming conscious of any negative thoughts we are having about anyone, and are learning to ‘play the ball’ instead. We need to untangle the negativity that we’ve wrapped around each other, to see that projecting it back and forward like a manic game of astral ping pong helps no one.
There is so much activity to the Root Centre – Pluto and Ceres, Mars and the Sun, Magdalena and Mercury, Apollo, Kassandra, Pallas and Nessus. It goes on. It’s a survival soup, because the Root Centre is where we hold the data we need to stay alive here on planet earth. Only problem with that is – things are changing so quickly that our data is way out of date and so are the falsely conditioned instinctive and emotional survival responses we’ve been limited to.
The Sun is in Gate 60 in the Root Centre with Sappho, suggesting we can move through limitations by finding the commonality with others rather than looking for differences.
Also in the Root Centre, Mars and Ceres in 41 are creating a channel with Chiron and Neptune in 30 accentuating the feeling of a lack of landmarks for what we may desire. It’s as if we look around and can’t even see the building blocks we need to create the life we long for. But the next few days – until 25th January – are a time for pruning the deadwood away, rather than building something new. Neptune tests our ability to stay with the flow rather than grab at the next bright shiny thing that bobs by on the flooded tide with the potential to keep us afloat. Our vision of what we want needs to shatter and be replaced by the truth of where we are now and the magical involvement each one of us has in this precise moment. And the next. And the next.
The Moon and the Galactic Centre
The Moon and Earth are in Gate 56 in the Throat Centre. It brings the energy of the Galactic Centre (in Gate 11.5 in the Ajna) to the Throat for expression. This is a difficult gate, bringing a feeling of being a stranger travelling through a strange land.
There are no other minor planets in Gate 56, accentuating the Moon’s loneliness there. It’s as if our innocent and childlike selves are wandering around trying to make sense of a new landscape. There are certainly issues here of abandonment and/or the isolation required to stay safe when we can’t make sense of what’s going on around us. Kassandra’s involvement suggests that we feel cursed in not being seen and believed, as if our innate perceptions are considered suspect by everyone we meet, and so we’re not sure if we can rely on them or not.
There’s one minor planet in Gate 11 with the Galactic Centre – Vesta. She of holding true to our own sovereignty, of knowing our own sacred truth against all attempts to degrade it. There is something very significant here for me – the process of ‘defrocking’ the Vestal Virgins was one of stripping the sacred from our sexual relationships. In a sense it rendered our relationships powerless and sterile. Vesta at the Galactic Centre has the capacity to restore them. The regeneration of Vesta also represents our ability to maintain our own inner sacred creative flame and a warm nurturing hearth and home.
Poseidon arising from the flooded Brisbane River
The New Moon back on 4th January was a trigger for a sticky web of emotional toxicity to be released. And then came the flood – well at least here in Australia. Poseidon, Deucalion (the Greek Noah) and Ceto, an aquatic monster symbolizing the fears of the unconscious mind and a tendency to feel sorry for ourselves. All in Gate 26 (which means they are connecting in with Saturn and Haumea in the Spleen Centre).
They create a channel with Quaoar in Gate 44, who brings the ability to break out of limitation to create something that’s pretty damn close to the purity of our vision, our original template. How? By celebrating life, singing and dancing and going with the flow and allowing each moment to be new.
The floods here in Australia started when Mercury passed over transiting Quaoar. The thing most people have commented on is the amazing community spirit they have brought out in people. That energy was held very strongly by the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh who walked a brilliantly fine line of calm and clarity. Like Obama, who made a brilliant speech after the shooting in Tucson Arizona, Bligh has her Neptune in Gate 44. They both displayed the ability to speak to the wounded (Chiron is conjunct Neptune just now) while holding to our highest ideals.
Just as Noah was told the floods would cleanse humanity, so these events have enabled us to look more closely at our inhumane treatment of each other. Sledging political opponents, passing neighbours on the street without a hallo. Both events speak to a new energy for collective coming together.
There’s every type of ‘abuse’ imaginable sitting in the transits at the moment, most noticeably to me is Transpluto (intense critisism) in Gate 29 in the Sacral Chakra meeting Juno (relationships), Typhon (a multiheaded monster who seems impossible to defeat) and the Super Galactic Centre (triggering a search for our soul mates) in adjoining Gate 46 at the G Centre.
This is significant because Pluto and Saturn are being brought together by Nemesis in Gate 18. This is a gate that is way out of control on this planet, but basically has as its base the ability to see what is wrong with things. Combined with Saturn in 57 it brings a piercing sword of truth that hurts like hell. Nemesis can make us feel like we’ve come up against this pain over and over again and will never be able to move past it. It’s not the truth that’s the problem, but the way we’ve been wielding the sword.
In our relationships we are perhaps involved in intense projection of our own wounded lack of wholeness caused by:
- feeling unfairly critisised by others
- not having a way to explain to those we love what we perceive to be wrong with our lives and what we need to make it better.
And I know this is probably enough, but just let me add one more ingredient to the mix. The Sun in Gate 60 is meeting the M-32 galaxy in Gate 3. This galaxy is a satellite to the Andromeda galaxy. According to Philip Sedgwick the core idea here is the paradox of being whole and alone as a way of coming closer to others. When we live in our own truth we generate a field that naturally attracts all manner of soul mates to us. Gate 3 is a gate of new beginnings so subtle that few can feel its energy except as chaos and confusion, but the shift has definitely landed.
My friends and I have often joked over the years as we’ve moved through our ‘shadow’ and ‘inner child’ stuff that we must surely be scraping the bottom of the barrel now! We’ve given up wondering about that, but there is definitely a sense of that in these transits. We really are becoming incredibly clear and calm and self sufficient within ourselves even if it does feel like we’re going mad sometimes! The next few days may feel strange and we may at times feel quite alone, but we’re all alone together and that will become apparent soon.
Trusting our Innocent and True Selves
Our true intuitive responses to life and our deep emotional wisdom are being called forth. We can trust ourselves. When we do, remarkable things happen. Here’s the last word from Hilary Barrett’s I Ching – Jupiter in Gate 25.
When there are obstacles, perhaps when the free flow of communications is blocked, this does not mean it is your job to engage and grapple with the problem. Making progress is not the same thing as clearing blockages – not when you can simply walk past them, disentangled and move on.