5th July 2016
By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone
Contributing writers for Wake Up World
The way forward is finally becoming clear.
As we move into the next chapter of our cosmic evolution, we find ourselves at another critical juncture. As the next lunar cycle begins, marked by yesterday’s New Moon in Cancer, we are opened up to new directions that we have not been experiencing in quite a while.
Alignments throughout April marked the birthing a new Inner Reality for each of us, and we have since been going through a process of challenging our core beliefs, almost as fast as we can adopt them or even consider them. With our minds heavily occupied in this process, we were called in May to release the trappings of the mind and trust the call of our intuition; to slow down and feel into the bigger picture; and among all this, to live from intention instead of reaction, which was not an easy task amid the chaos, instability and unpredictability we have felt in recent months.
Now, finally emerging from the uncertainty we have recently been enduring, we have an exciting energetic opportunity to reshape and align ourselves with a deeper sense of positivity and interconnection. With the beginning of this new lunar cycle, our hearts are again able to feel into the powerful potential our futures hold — when we choose truth over fear.
Let’s take a look at how the astrological alignments are reflecting our current evolution.
As we move through this energy pattern and begin grounding our recent experiences and learning into our daily lives, we will begin to see a new direction forming for us. As this current lunar cycle commences, we are integrating into our lives a new set of habits and routines that are filled with a stronger sense of this is who ‘‘I AM’’. Indeed, yesterday’s New Moon in Cancer kicked off a series of alignments that will bring into focus a pattern of energy that has been with us for some time now.
The recent alignment of Saturn retrograde (in Sagittarius) square Neptune (in Pisces) and Jupiter (in Virgo) has brought about deep alchemical purification of all outdated dreams, perceptions, realities and ideas that were rooted in past paradigms we were holding onto. As we have been moving through this process of cleansing and purifying (or it has been moving through us!) we have been finding greater discomfort in our daily lives as a result of this releasing. Yesterday’s New Moon marks a shift in perspective that will begin a chain of new experiences, the result of which will truly start to be anchored into our reality when Pluto moves back from a retrograde motion to a direct motion in a couple of months’ time.
Amplifying this great purification cycle is the powerful alignment of Mars (in Scorpio) Trine Neptune (in Pisces) and the Sun, Venus and Mercury (in Cancer). The Water Trinity of Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio reflects the natural law of spiritual transformation, and this pattern will open us up to the activation of our collective and individual DNA blueprint.
Further stimulating the activation of our new direction and shift in self-identity is the alignment of Uranus (in Aries) Squaring Venus and the Sun (in Cancer). This alignment will bring about new insights and realities that will help us feel more comfortable about what is needed of us, for the new direction we wish to take ourselves. But this energetic push won’t be a “free ride”; we will be presented with a choice — to accept change and allow (divine feminine) our new direction to emerge, or to hold on to past ways and ideas and resist it. Either way, change is inevitable, and what we decide will determine how we experience this shift. Fear will likely consume those who do not go with the flow of new directions, and the collective will likely experience this fear as the structures of humanity’s old self-identity begin to reshape themselves. However, a more peaceful awareness of this process will take place if you embody your innate knowing, that the blueprint of change which is encoded in each of us is being activated at this time. Everything is exactly where it needs to be.
The New Moon Message: The Transition from Instability to Natural Order
Each of us carries with us the organic spark that opens our hearts to growth processes that are, in most cases, unimaginable to the human senses. In order to comfortably navigate the unknown, our feelings of inner safety and security must be strongly established — to support us in the process of manifesting the truth that each of us carry inside of ourselves. In this process of growth, our limitations lie only in our perceptions of our own limitations, not within our true nature…
Deep with inside us exists the laws of nature. Interconnected with nature and imbued in our DNA blueprint, these laws manifest through the divine feminine energy we each carry within us: that of creation, nurturing, and receptivity. The activation of this blueprint and our metamorphosis into our full unlimited potential is at the heart of our human journey, and each of us is working through this process in our lives, in own way. To this end, yesterday’s New Moon in Cancer and the new lunar cycle it marked are seeding a huge energetic boost that will help us to reshape our relationship to life itself.
Of course, it is natural to fear things that are unknown, and uncertain. This is part of our human experience in linear time; As we learn about our experiences on Earth, we identify the will of natural, universal forces through our narrow vision of the human ego and emotions. In order to not get caught up in the fear of the unknown, and the future, our emotional response to such situations needs to encompass a wider integration of surrender and trust in forces that are larger than the ego/mind can comprehend. The metamorphosis we are currently moving through might not seem totally sane to our emotional and egoic identities, but this is only due to their limited perceptions of the transition we are undergoing.
As we witness the structures of our reality breaking down, it is easy to feel lost and fearful of what the future holds for us. Many are wondering how we are going to create a world from the place that we now find ourselves in a currently collapsing society and how to integrate our individual purpose into the world that is in a state is survivalism.
When we move into a state of opening our hearts we learn to see the world is in a state of crisis. We learn to shut down our heart’s desires and replace them with futility. We find ourselves overwhelmed with the daily tasks of keeping our heads above the surface. The way of the world in the old paradigm was developed from our unconsciousness selves that did not understand and integrate human empathy, compassion and the journey of healing the heart. From this space, it becomes easy to feel lost in the process of opening the heart — because the past is still so present with us. Our lives, in contrast, are out of synch with our outer world.
It is part of the healing journey to remain emotionally integrated and balanced throughout this process, and to remind ourselves of the natural order of our our DNA blueprint (and of evolution itself) as this journey unfolds. The road to the serene state that we all seek within is interconnected with our ability to accept where we are right now.
In nature, the natural order and flow truly dictates our future. This is beautifully shown all around us, but no more so in the metamorphosis of the caterpillar changing into the butterfly. The caterpillar goes through stages along its evolution to become a butterfly, and this experience shares such truth with our own way of re organizing and reshaping ourselves in our human lives. In the natural order, we resonate and flow toward what matches our vibration. This allows us to naturally filter out what is essential for us and what is not. To navigate these times ahead, all we have to do is to be present as we go through all the natural steps of our transition and evolution. Beside putting us into our own natural flow, it helps us to find our tribe, to find connection to those who support our dreams and ideals, and who will ultimately help us to build the future we seek.
But first, we have to learn to trust in ourselves and the great flow that interconnects within our consciousness. As above so below.
The caterpillar does not know it is morphing into a butterfly, it only knows that the next step in its evolution is to dissolve itself, and follows its natural intuition, undergoing dramatic change because it knows only that it must; that such change happens through natural order. Trust yourself and the process as we undergo this incredible transmutation.
Simon & Jennifer
About the authors:
Simon Vorster is an evolutionary astrologer and teacher who has been practising astrology for over 11 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-cycle energy updates:
- Full Moon in Sagittarius – Finding Clarity Among the Chaos
- Full Moon in Sagittarius – Living Our Truth with Intention
- New Moon in Taurus – Releasing the Fears of the Mind and Trusting the Call of Intuition