25th November 2015
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
As the energies on earth are rising to new heights, their polarities are creating more tension than ever before. Frustration, anger, conflicts and crises are being evoked during today’s Full Moon in Gemini, and it will be wise to practice techniques to stay centered and grounded, and not be pulled into opposition.
While these energies may feel unusually intense, they only flow in opposing directions to allow a higher consciousness to be experienced and felt. In our dualistic reality, this is how consciousness experiences itself, through our experience of duality. And right now, the collective evolution of humanity and the planet itself is moving into even higher frequencies, pushing and pulling us to extremes we have never experienced before, and inviting us to experience the polarities of heightened chaos and clarity all at once. Navigating the energy of this Full Moon requires clarity, focus and flexibility.
Planetary Alignments Reflecting Our Evolution:
Mars and Venus in Libra Opposite Uranus in Aries
Today’s Full Moon and the alignment of personal (inner) planets Mars and Venus opposite Uranus (“the awakener” planet) bring with it extremely powerful cosmic energetic patterns. The most recent event in the external world that brings this huge internal shift into our awareness (remember, as above so below) is the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that just happened in Peru.
The energies of Uranus and Pluto are directly linked with earthquakes as they reflect the release of tension and the sudden (and shocking) shift in our collective blueprint, which we are undeniably experiencing right now. Pluto splits matter (Earth) and Uranus fractures it. What is happening here, in alignment with the Virgo/Pisces Nodal shift, is that we releasing the collective trauma and working through huge tension and stress aspects within the collective psyche. These aspects of our galactic and cosmic karma are occurring as a reaction to the state and direction in which humanity has been moving.
This is a heavy aspect of ourselves that most certainly can create massive anxiety and feelings of futility. But understanding the nature of our dualistic reality, we find opportunity to gain ever more compassion for ourselves and others, and to tap into the incredible healing potential for that is available to us at this time. Each of us who feels pulled by our compassionate awareness to be present and to do the purposeful work that needs to be done right now, must embody that healing in these times of massive universal shift in earth’s timeline. By bringing into this world more of what you know to be true and shining your light into the darkness is the greatest gift you can give yourself and the planet.
This is crunch time. It’s time to truly rise and shine, not just through our inner work but how we manifest our will in the outer world. The energy reflected by Gemini helps us out here — it asks us to explore what we feel innately drawn to, and prompts us to take up new tasks and goals.
Cardinal T-Square with Mars and Venus in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn Square Uranus in Aries
With this alignment we are dealing with some extremely volatile energies. This is a time in which we are under energetic pressure to release deep unconscious and unresolved emotions. We would recommend during this time to keep a very acute sense of awareness around your inner space. Observe the thoughts and feelings that arise for you at this time.
In the Vedic philosophy, unresolved pain and emotional wounding is known as “samskaras”, or rites of passage. Each of us carry with us these aspects and when we experience situations that are stress inducing — like aspects of Pluto/Uranus — we find great potential for deep emotional release which can be extremely powerful and extremely volatile at the same time. Due to the personal planets of Venus and Mars being in Libra, there will be a tendency toward projection, so be mindful of this during the next two weeks.
What is actually occurring here, from a pure healing perspective, is that we are on the road to healing collective trauma, reflected and amplified during this time by the Nodal Axis of the Moon moving into Virgo/Pisces. Many souls over the last 2½ years have awoken to this and are actively working on this. As we become more open to these aspects of ourselves that have been wounded, individually and collectively, the vibration of this alignment offers us the opportunity to learn about balance and wholeness — something that is vitally important.
Embodying unity consciousness truly means doing active work on your own energy field every day, remaining balanced in the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and living from the balance of masculine (logical, willful and expansive) and feminine (creative, nurturing and receptive) principles. This is the route to healing the samskaras in the collective and individual energy field. Please see the video below for a deeper understanding of this concept.
Full Moon in Gemini Opposite Saturn, Mercury and the Sun in Sagittarius
Due to the energetic tensions of the current planetary alignments — a mirror of the the tensions we are seeing and feeling around us — this conjunction and opposition is (in our view) actually helping us keep grounded… although it does require work on our end. The sun’s alignment with Saturn is bringing a collective sense of futility and absence of the creative spark we sense we need to move forward. These elements, when combined together, bring an intensely powerful outward flow of energy, and demands we operate from a truly grounded and balanced state, or we will suffer feelings of detachment and futility. You may also naturally feel that everything is moving extremely slowly but, at the same time, time and events are racing at electric speeds.
So, as Saturn aligns in opposition to the Moon, it is important to remain grounded and aware of your thoughts and actions — which will definitely take some work. A grounding technique I suggest is to bring your awareness into your inner space. Then, connect to the image of the trunk of a tree aligned with your spine. Now feel the roots of the tree expanding into the ground, and allow yourself to feel the sensations of being firmly grounded. Imagine the branches of the tree expanding through your arms and extending through the top of your head, connecting to the great cosmic aether. Now, bring in your awareness and feel both polarities — the feeling of grounding and the connection to the aether — until your state of mind and body is in alignment with the fully extended tree, firmly grounded but still open to infinite growth.
New Moon Message: Balance and Totality
There is a space within us that is neither good nor bad. It does not love nor hate, fight nor flee. It is the space where the feminine and masculine, the yin and the yang, meet. This space is our center where everything comes together. It is from this center that everything is created, and it is also here that our free will resides.
Desire emanates from our center and is perpetuated into motion by our will. Our true power lies in this understand; that our will is the starting point for all of creation. Our will is the place that is manipulated the most in our distorted reality, through conditioning and the trauma of disconnection, and it is from here that the distortions we feel are manifested into reality. This is how we have come to perpetuate a world we know must change.
In a balanced state, we receive inspiration from Source — from love — and then feel a desire emanating from our soul. This desire is then put into motion by our will and grounded into our reality, reflecting inspiration back to our hearts and propelling more energy into our center.
A distorted version of this feedback loop leaves us disconnected from Source, as our desires and will are formed by the conditioning of our outer dualistic world, leaving us vulnerable to make choices out of egocentric love and fear. For example, motivated by a competitive scarcity consciousness, we perform jobs that don’t make us happy just so that we can survive, thereby supporting the distortions by manifesting them into reality. Our heart’s energy is diminished to its most minimal existence — survival — despite the abundant world we live in. In this distorted reality, we manifest more scarcity — scarcity of time, of money, of satisfaction — and it is very difficult to find our center as our whole energetic field becomes unbalanced. It is like being swept up by a tornado and then trying to navigate yourself back into balance through the chaotic currents.
The greatest lesson we can master in our Universe is to find that center within ourselves, the core of our Being, and to begin making choices that our aligned with it; to not allow ourselves to be swayed by the opposing choices we see around us but to look deep within. We are all complete and whole at the core and we all have the free will to project that wholeness into our reality, by finding our center and breaking through our fears and conditioning.
We are witnessing the suffering of the duality around us in this world, and while we undoubtedly need to enact change, we cannot balance duality by choosing sides, judging or fighting. That just further feeds the opposition and perpetuates the cycle of distortion. Instead we must align our desires and our will with the impulses emanating from Source. Live and act from our soul. Look within. Hold space for yourself and others, and lead by example.
Be the change!
Simon & Jennifer
About the authors:
Simon Vorster is an evolutionary astrologer and teacher who has been practising astrology for over 10 years. Together with his partner and co-founder of Raising Vibrations, Jennifer Langstone, their work is rooted in helping souls de-condition the self and empower the soul into making new conscious choices. Through their website, Raising Vibrations, Simon and Jennifer share their thoughts and insights and, using the powerful tool of evolutionary astrology, help and guide others to find their own spiritual paths, live authentically in the moment and understand ways that they are able to positively effect their own spiritual evolution.
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