8th February 2016
Contributing Writers for Wake Up World
The gift of life comes from seeing the transcendent beauty that lies beyond the veils of Maya. This perception can only be fully known when one’s eyes seek to know the source of all things. Our journey on Earth is to know this place, to experience Source deeply from within ourselves, and to manifest its light into this human reality. We define this experience in our lives as love.
Today’s New Moon and the planetary alignments that accompany it evoke an important new focus; the merging of spirit into matter; the purposeful fusing of love — of Source energy — into material existence, with every thought, every action, and every cell in our body. To do this, though, it is important we see beyond the confining veils of illusion so that we can understand and apply our highest potential into reality.
An important part of bringing the purpose of our true higher essence to life, is coming to understand that each of us grows and learns through our own darkness. At a point in our individual journey, we learn to take our experiences of pain suffering, loss and separation and break the shackles. We become conduits of light, transcending the darkness and, through this process, finding more illuminating ways of doing things. Astrologically speaking, this process is a reflection of Aquarius, the Prometheus archetype, which brings illumination to the physical plane in the form of fire (creation).
Our journey as a collective and our own individual journeys have not been easy. Our our lives today are heavily distorted from our natural state, disconnected from our environment and each other. Living out of alignment with our natural blueprint for so long has caused a great energetic trauma to us individually, and to the human collective. And this trauma cannot be forgotten, nor should it. It is because of darkness that we can see the light. So, in the hour darkens, we must learn to see that the darkness within our brothers and sisters must be felt with an open heart, not in resistance or conflict but in acceptance and healing. In this way, we dissolve the layers of Maya and find the natural way to Source — to love in it’s most powerful state.
Our current evolutionary path does not entirely encompass this philosophy yet, but it is visibly shifting. And so our evolutionary story continues with another progressive shift into new heights. Our next step is to show the rest of the world how to hold the space so many of us have experienced, and remind each other that well belong to each other.
Let’s look at how the planetary alignments are reflecting our evolutionary opportunities right now.
Planetary Alignments Reflecting Our Evolution
Mars in Scorpio Quincunx Uranus in Aries and Square the Sun and Moon in Aquarius
In terms of our evolution, this alignment reflects the every changing and deconditioning energy that is present with us now. What makes this alignment special for us is the awareness of just how far we have shifted, and continue to shift, away from the old social model and the philosophies that it held for us. The archetype of Aquarius is all about consciously breaking away from crystallised thought patterns that keep us from seeing new possibilities. With Mars, a leading force of personal evolution, making these aspects to Uranus (de-conditioning), and to the Sun and the Moon in Aquarius, a new direction for us is emerging. The trick here is to learn to trust the process of how we engage in the new directions that present themselves to us, without feeling the need to hold on to the past.
Venus Conjunct Pluto and Mercury in Capricorn
New evolutionary patterns and directions are also being reflected by the symbols of Venus in Capricorn Conjunct Pluto and Mercury. As mentioned in our recent Full Moon in Leo update, Venus in Capricorn is bringing through new patterns of how we relate to ourselves. There is much depth to this alignment and an incredible amount of context we can offer, which is why we recommend you watch the video below, for a deeper understanding of this alignment’s vibration.
As this theme of new evolutionary directions unfolds in your life, you will notice that life feels very slow and it can even seem like life is operating at a pace that makes everything seem methodical. The Capricorn vibration is amplifying this sense of method, as its very nature is to crystalize and form structure and order. We are currently seeking to find order in the disorder and chaos we have experienced in our evolution, particularly since 2012), and this is especially challenging since we are re-establishing new boundaries, definitions and realities both within ourselves and in our distorted outside world.
Mercury and Venus will move out of Capricorn in around 2 weeks, and this slow-motion time period will shift for us. In the meantime, it offers us a unique opportunity to gain context and clarity with regard to where we are in this epic space odyssey, and to renew our faith in humanity and its evolutionary direction.
Jupiter in Virgo conjunct the North Node in Virgo Trine Venus, Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn
This alignment is showing us that we are here to grow expand, and then to give back and experience it again. Our roles are to aid and be present with the total galactic cycle of creation experiencing itself learning new ways of understanding itself.
As human beings, one of the deepest levels that we can tune into when trying to make sense of our spiritual stories on Earth is to see that our entire experience is consciousness, growing through its experience of the physical plane of reality and aspiring to greater cosmic heights — the greater plan for which we aren’t necessarily consciously aware.
This truth can be objectified through studying that growth cycle of a plant. In the early stages of life we observe the seed breaking from it shell, then it strives for self-fulfilment and actualization according to its own inherent design, with no awareness of its own boundaries or limits. It simply follows its own innate blueprint to self-discovery.
Similarly, our struggle with this truth can been objectified in our lives by observing our early-life experiences. Despite the confines of our distorted social, educational, economic and cultural environments, eventually, through cycles of accelerated growth (such as the Saturn Return and Uranus Opposition) the seed within us sprouts from its shell, as we learn to expressing our soul’s intention. As the seed liberates itself from the shell and begins its journey of ascension, it experiences all the situations of challenge, survival and the need for stability, and as it grows, works to reinforce its trunk or stem — the core structures that support it. And that is where we find ourselves now, working to reinforce the method, structure and order of the physical world around us. We are literally creating matter out of spirit.
This path as a human is a journey of experiencing and integrating our karma, the impulses, life situations and challenges we face as we see our Self and our the world for what it is. This is when we being to fully find our footing in the world and explore the freedom that comes with accepting life as it is, building and bring our unique gifts to the environment. Only when we see beyond the limiting veils of illusion does our seed find itself able to sprout, open, reach out, blossom and bear fruit.
After reaching its peak, the seed begins to fulfill the final phase of its life-cycle and decay sets in, beginning the return of everything back to the ground — of matter back to spirit. The leaves fall off and the tree loses its leaves. Understanding and embracing this cycle in our human experience allows us to see ourselves and our human journey in a new light, and with new eyes.
As we continue to grow, so too does our ability to see beyond the veil and live in the flow of our natural blueprint. The blessing of being in alignment with life in this way is that it shows us incredible potential. We learn about Source, and soul, and their alchemical power. We share wisdom of the journey with others and help to nourish the minds and hearts of the future. As the current astrological alignments form and activate potential growth within us, we have the chance to reshape our lives with new energy. We see with new eyes and bring new perspective to our personal and collective stories. Now is a time to turn spirit into matter.
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, and the consulting services they offer, 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 they are able to positively effect their own spiritual evolution.
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You can also learn more about evolutionary astrology in these articles:
- Cleaning the Lens – an Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology
- Understanding Your Sun and Moon Signs in Astrology
- The Astrology of Relationships – Understanding Mars and Venus in Your Birth Chart
- Evolutionary Astrology – Understanding Our Ancestral Timeline
- Saturn Return – The Cycle of Maturation
- Understanding Mercury Retrograde in Astrology
- Saturn in Sagittarius — Exploring Humanity’s Limitations and Potentials
- Introduction to ‘Uranus Opposition’ in Astrology – The Call to Awaken the Higher Self
Or check out these recent lunar updates:
- Full Moon in Leo – Courageous Love, Turning Darkness Into Light
- New Moon in Capricorn – Standing Strong in a Paradox of Darkness and Light
- New Moon In Sagittarius: Meaning, Purpose and Creation – Humanity’s New Story