AN EQUINOX PRAYER : making medicine for the world
SOHA – the Equinox arrives with a radical call for balance – reality has brought us crashing into the present – Uranian energy has blasted into our midst and, as we, each in our own way, feel the field come alive with electrified awareness, we must now center in our heart – here is our soul purpose coming home….
Within our Solar system we are now enjoined with in an inexorable process – there is no going back and world events are bringing our most pertinent questions into sharp focus….how we feel is being emphasised by the energies of the Moon, at its most potent phase now, as near to Earth as it ever gets, its perigee – we are feeling our humanity as never before. And, just at the moment that the Moon is amplifying our feeling senses, here comes the dip before the big wave of Jupiter opposite Saturn……Saturn and Moon conjunct. But, before we backtrack a little and review how this fast forward process is now unfolding…first off, in keeping with the theme of ‘reviewing’ introduced in the previous post, a recap of the metaphysics in motion here….
We have been refering to our ‘inner lens’, exemplified within the fractal matrix of the Flower of Life. Our ‘inner lens’ is the interface between our consciousness and the energetic field within which we live – when we focus our attention and intent through it we can be articulate with it and work with the influences of the energetics present within the field. This empowers us with the ability to balance and maintain balance within, the pre-requisit for making our thoughts and actions in the world that much more effective, bringing us into alignment with the cosmos in the process and so shifting the underlying emphasis to one of ‘working the medicine’. In all humility and respect to the great indigenous traditions, ‘medicine work’ is Owlmirror’s raison d’etre……anyone not interested in or giving credence to the metaphysical nature of reality please bring an open mind or look away now! Anyone interested in furthering the place of metaphysics and the ability to bring a healing balance into Life, ie ‘work with the medicines’, yeh, you guessed it, please bring an open mind and read on!!
For further clarity here is a reflection on one of the present underlying dynamics. Awareness is the medium through which the balance is maintained and, depending on our intent and our focus (where we place our intent), we can traverse the physical and affect the whole – ‘energy flows where attention goes’. The emotional body extends our awareness beyond the physical, into the 4D. Moons of this magnitude push the boundaries between the physical and emotional body towards intermeshing so that we become more integrated with the 4D energies of the archetypal realms – for some this brings lunacy and Moon madness, for others, especially if working consciously with the energy, it provides an extended range within our consciousness. With Saturn assisting, the process is intensified, becoming more focused, and the reflective, magnifying and focusing power of the inner lens is brought to a very highly integrated level of manifestation. Saturn and Moon re-focus our perceptions so that we are pulling the dimensions beyond the 3D more into consciousness – we become conscious conduits for levels (frequencies) of energy beyond the physical, a powerful tool for healing and creative work in the world. The beauty of this at present is that the planets are helping us with just the right tools for balance and healing, exactly when we need them most. This is doubly important in this context as we are now meeting, through the Sun and Uranus, with the energies present in the 0 point in tropical Aries. And, just to note, tropical readings work through the archetypal and interface, especially in our current era, through the 4D……..they apply best to human consciousness and the motivating power of our emotions, hence their use here….so, lets get the juice…..
Here is the planetary process : Sun and Uranus are in closing conjunct by 40 minutes arc either side of the Aries point. By the time the Sun enters Aries at equinox, just under four hours later, this gap will have closed to 30 minutes arc – this is a quickening energy. Also at the exact equinox time the Moon will have moved off the Saturn conjunct and be coming into within one degree of opposition with Mercury who is in the 19th degree of Aries. Bringing in the two other players in the field who are directly feeding these energies here, Jupiter is coming into opposition with Saturn, by 2º30’ at equinox moment, and Mars is coming into quincunx with the Moon by 2º54 at this moment – so lets keep in mind that all these energies are describing a very quickly evolving process – and, what is this process is telling us?
So to the symbolism. Through the Moon Saturn conjunction we have a potent realisation of our emotive power in relating (Libra), and we either become sucked into and involved in these energies, which can manifest as grief and be felt as depression, pressure drop, or we transcend them and realise their motivating power through intent within awareness. Into this comes the building energies of the ingress, and the current aspects – first Sun+Uranus quindecile Moon.
Let us consult a great astrologer, Noel Tyl, on this : “The quindecile……suggests a burning point of focus, often a place of extreme concern and effort in the life, even to the point of upheaval, disruption and obsessive mania.””. Sun+Uranus energises the moment with a blast of newly en-spirited energy from Aries/Pisces cusp, brings us to the realisation that for all the empowering drives of our technology and culture, we cannot ignore the consequences of our actions. We create our own Karma and, collectively, we know that our old patterns must change – while the Moon Saturn conjunct is a moment of hiatus the Sun Uranus conjunct can be experienced as epiphany and realisation. Here is the point of the Zen slap coming home!
Mars pushes the point further from the last decan of Pisces – there can be no doubt about how deeply our ways and view of the world need to change. Mars in quincunx to the Moon is a further compelling energy – quincunx is between the trine aspect and the opposition and brings the strength of the constant flowing energies of the trine aspect to a pitch as it approaches opposition – this is self evident in the world. War (Mars in his lower frequency) is not the answer…and we can all see how this is becoming so much the methodology of the old order….healing the wounds of war is Mars higher purpose – combined, these energies are intense, and we must re-balance and raise our awareness to a higher level…there is help at hand.
Mercury opposes Saturn and Moon, delivering motivated and deeply felt insight with hightened accuity, we will be unusually conscious of our unity – this asks “what is on your mind – getting real or resisting the truth”? “Remember”, Mercury says, “we are all connected.” And, in doing so he prepares us for Jupiter opposing Saturn – the energies rise further and here is our great opportunity. If ever there was a moment when the planetary matrix presented us with an opportunity for release from the restrictive ‘power-over’ regimes of the old world order, this is it. We can evolve through our unrealised potential, that which has been supressed for so long……and we know that this is what we are here to do.
And here we come back to the heart….the matrix of the Flower of Life is encoded within our hearts and more on this below…..
Uranus ingress at 0º Aries took us back to the 9 month initiation point, injecting lightning into our Earth matrix, asking us to review our path while shifting us into a new level of integration, away from the gravitational and towards the Electro-magnetic spectrum, a re-balancing corrective. Now, days later, we are taken back to a subsequent point, exactly six months ago as Sun brings conscious drive to the matrix, just as we entrain the Moon Saturn impulse and carry it forward……how do we work with this? For more depth on how we achieve this we need to go back to that Sabian symbol for the degree on which Moon conjuncts Saturn, at 14.58º Libra.
We have been here before, on the last equinox, at New Moon, the exact same degree, and the Sabian symbol at that time opened our whole focus onto the fecundating power of restoring our inner balance, of our right and left hemispheres, our deeper, intuitive and seeing self balancing the structured functionality of our Saturnian world. This awareness emerged from the dreamtime like a newly fertilised spiritual embryo. The intervening time has seen us carry the dreamtime energies forward – our inner process, clearing away our aquired conditioning while our awareness grows. The embryo has matured in this and become self functioning, born anew. This is our emergent global consciousness of which our own consciousness is a fractal – the qualities of our personal awareness affect what we experience. With this awareness now in the world we have the impetus at this time to make all the changes that we initiated within this process resonate with incredible consequence throughout the world – and, it should be obvious by now, that for all the suffering we have endured and do now, our Earth will make it clear that this is not an arbitray plan for a renegade species….can we be audacious enough to say that we are ‘now on track’ with the plan?….this can only be truthfully answered on an individual basis, and that is why our personal work is so important – we, each of us, are the fractal of the whole that makes the difference….so, if we can answer in the affirmative, we can say unequivocally that ”we are the ones we have been waiting for”……
The Sabian symbol for this degree is the link – here it is in full, with italics in bold to emphasise where we are coming from…
“PHASE 195 (LIBRA 15°): CIRCULAR PATHS.
KEYNOTE: Coming to terms with the inevitability of establishing steady rhythms of social activity.
In his early course, “Symbolical Astrology,” Marc Jones sought to concretize this abstract image by speaking of “machinery parts, new and circular.” It is far better, however, to face the image in its most general sense, as he himself did later on. It is because everyday activities, whether in the home or in business, inevitably tend to repeat themselves in circular fashion that it is necessary for the individual to have rest times during which he can be released from repetitive patterns. It is only when the individual has become fully attuned to, and in a sense identified with the vast planetary and cosmic rhythms of the universe, and thus free from emotional and group tensions, that he can act serenely and at peace along “circular paths.”
At this last stage of the thirty-ninth sequence of five symbols we find an abstract image which can be interpreted in a positive or negative manner. We deal with repetitive activity; but that activity may either bind or free the consciousness of the actor. It can mean BOREDOM or TRANSPERSONAL PEACE in action.”
In Nature ‘circular paths’ are expressed as spiraling energy. In the downward spiral “boredom” can be read as the path of the Saturnian strictures of the world, the oppressive regimes, political blinkers, cultural miasms and fear based economics of scarcity, of the ‘haves and have nots’ symptom of this, of our disconnection with Nature, our own and the Earths. In the ascending spiral “transpersonal peace in action” can be read as the heart centered power of our consciousness to change the world, acting from within the universal matrix, consciously embodied in the Flower of Life – when we compared the charts for the Dalai Lama and China in “Divining The Tibet Solution” we alluded to the qualities of mind that would aid and abet us in this. Compassion is an active force that emanates from embodying this….Neptune on the cusp of Pisces can aid us further.
With Neptune and Ceres conjunct on this Piscean ingress point at Equinox our Earth spreads her corrective message of re-balancing far and wide. We are called to both recognise our soul path and bring ourselves back into balance with the cycles of nature, birth-death-rebirth. Earth is our gateway to spiritual experience of existance. This is a further confirmation that the rising energies described above have a crucial edge, symbolised through Ceres sickle – she also brings the medicines of the poppy with her and these indicate a sacrament in communion with the divine; but, the power of this sacrament is such that we are asked to maintain our intent and focus; we have a higher purpose – this is our purposeful task of “planting Lotuses in the Fire”, ‘being in the world and acting efficiently in the world without being coerced by the influences of the world’.
When we meditate we prepare ourselves at the most fundamental level for our work in the everyday – we entrain with the divine. With the balance and clarity this brings our focus is sublimated to the higher purpose, and when we center on our breath cycle, we stabilise this intent and can bring its focus into the heart – here we find our personal interface with the divine matrix of manifestation – it is efflorescent with energy. We make medicine through embodying the Lotus…..
There is more we can do to aid this and open a powerful Earth centered pathway for our medicine to resonate in the world – we can sing the body electric! Here is a suggested prayer, a mantra from the Buddhist tradition that will raise our medicine work to a quintessential level of manifestation within the world – the mantra of the Green Tara…..
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA
Why this particular mantra? Briefly, it aids us in purifying our entire being and embodying the active power of compassion – there are many traditions that offer other chants, prayers and mantra’s that will work just as well – you have the inner knowledge of what will work best for you. The Green Tara mantra has been invoked here as a direct response to the Neptune Ceres conjunction – it corresponds to this energy when these two celestial bodies are engaged at their highest level of purpose within the circumstances unfolding in the world. As Neptune enters tropical Pisces we can carry this prayer, the energy of this mantra, the higher intent of this unified celestial energy, into our worldy path – Planting Lotuses in the Fire…….
The Fire is also present in our hearts – our hearts generate an electro-magnetic field that is 5,000 times greater than that of the brain – this is our inner Sun, and it could be said that our brain is to the heart as our Earth is to the Sun – now, that is something worth meditating on! And heres something to take this meditation to another level!! This EM field embodies the exact same toroidal geometry that is also present in stars, galaxies, our Earth, our atoms and within the Flower of Life – Nature is wise…..
Why would we unite a Kabbalistic symbol with a Buddhist within a western energetic understanding – the answer must surely be in the question. Our world is replete with traditions that embody the divine within the human world, living indigenous traditions, the gifts of our ancestors. We cannot deny our current scientific understanding – the imperative is to listen to and embrace all – pre-judgement works against us. When we recognise that we have a commonality within all these understandings we also encourage a unity that encompasses and resolves our differences within our lives – we are waking to the necessity of this realisation on a constant basis now. There can be no more seperation – it is a source of great joy to realise how the multifaceted nature of our deep indigenous nature is expressed with such brilliant diversity, while essentially embodying the same aspirations.
The great transformation has begun…..we have much work to do. With our brothers and sisters in Japan so much in our minds, with continued upheaval and challenges the world over, and with the ‘old order’ insistently pursuing the same old paths, let us unite from the heart and make medicine for the world…..
Good Medicines and the blessings of the Green Tara be with us all
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA
In response to questions about the fact that charts are not included here, a note on the premise underlying the methodology that ‘Owlmirror’ is employing – lets first understand that no one astrological chart can provide us with a complete read out of the astrological planetary process; for this we need to bear in mind sequences of charts as well as cross reference charts that may otherwise fall outside a given sequence, all this with the aim of identify the pertinent qualities recurring in each – the charts are reference points only – it is the accumulation of those intrinsic qualities that bring the process into focus, and it is the process itself that ‘Owlmirror’ is placing the focus upon, which is why the charts are not included here. The charts can however be accessed at http://www.planetwatcher.com and, for a more developed view at http://www.astro.com, both of which appear in the divination links in the side bar – you will need to feed in the relevant data. All comments on this approach and, as ever, all posts at Owlmirror, are welcome…….have a wonderous and peaceful equinox!