I was thinking about the Global Seed Vault yesterday. It seems extraordinary that we can imagine a day when we may need to make use of this seed collection, buried deep under the permafrost in Norway. And yet, at the time same it is amazing that humanity continues to apply such imagination and collective spirit to the issues that confront us.
Jupiter will shift in a few hours – from the Sacral Centre to the Ajna Centre. It shifts on 4th March at 5:45am UT, into the Gate of Returning (24), a gate of turning points.
The Gate of Returning represents our understanding of our movement in and out, home and abroad, birth and death. There is a sense of perpetual motion in this gate that can have people worrying incessantly. Am I getting anywhere at all? they ask. Or am I just going back and forth, round and round. The motion itself naturally creates new ideas, helpers, new pathways.
The key is to realise that even though the shifts may be small, there is change happening. Each turning around will always bring you back to the source of the issue. What’s here for you at the core?
This is a gate about gentle germination that pays attention to the to-ing and fro-ing nature of life. It allows time for all seasons, although its’ principal energy is winter, when the seed is buried deep in the cold ground imagining what spring will bring. Inherent in this gate is the mind’s need to understand – everything has it’s own time. Jupiter is connecting with the inspiration of Gate 61, which brings out in touch with the big picture of our own inner truth, unravelling the mystery of our unique place in the universe.
You don’t need to rush into action. Allow your energy to gently take root in the field of real possibilities.
The longest night at last ends in dawn, the great wheel again spins towards spring. Locked in winters frost, the frozen seed abides, a conception, but a long way from birth. We can trust in the wheels direction, it is on an acceptable course. Why not spring in full blossum or glorious summer? Take a full winter to answer.
Bradford Hatcher, Gate 24.