Lynn Andrews says in her recent book, Coming Full Circle – Ancient Teachings for a Modern World, “You have one responsibility, and that is to enlighten yourself…There is no trying. You either do it or you don’t, and some things you simply cannot do. You cannot shift others for them. It is something they have to become willing to work for, themselves.”
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra Tuesday, April 15, 2014
by Mary Lomando
I have just returned from three weeks in Egypt. It is an exceptional time to be in Egypt. I was blessed to witness the full moon rise over the Giza pyramids, Spring Equinox in Karnak Temple and the New Moon at Hatshepsut’s Temple in Luxor. One can actually sit in meditation and hear the temples “speak”.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra : April 15, 2014
Every Full Moon is an opportunity to shine the light of consciousness into the void. An “eclipsed” Full Moon is Full Moon with exclamation points. This Full Moon is “eclipsed” at 25 degrees Libra allowing us to see our relationships in a new light. During a lunar eclipse, the light of the moon gets blocked temporarily as it passes the shadow of the Earth. This eclipse is total, and the moon will glow in a reddish hue (hence the name “Blood Moon”). During a lunar eclipse, our unconscious motivations and fears are stirred. Dreams can feel very real. How do we function in relationships? Have we developed a habitual response pattern that no longer serves our needs? Eclipses have an air of finality about them. No matter what your Sun sign , this Full Moon is a time to take personal inventory of all your relationships. It is also an “inner” time to reflect and reprogram our belief systems….genetic, as well as spiritual, karma can be released and transformed with right intention.
Synchronistically, this Full Moon eclipse coincides with Passover and Easter week. What is the 2,000 year old message the Universe wants us to recognize here? Will the Lion finally lie down peacefully with the Lamb? These eclipses of 2014, as well as the Grand Cardinal Cross, flip on the “switch” for the Age of Pisces to move into the Age of Aquarius…the age of “follow the leader” is over as Humanity embraces the concept of freedom as enlightenment.
Full Moon Conjunct Arcturus: This Full Moon conjoins Arcturus in Libra, one of the brightest stars in the sky. Many psychics and channels, including Edgar Cayce, identify Arcturus as one of the star systems that “seeded” life on this planet. This Full Moon’s alignment with Arcturus is the promise of hope made manifest; of new life, of new vision and a New Earth connected by a matrix of love, not control. It is important to remember that as the collective may choose to focus on prophecies of “ doom and gloom” , there are multitudes of miracles available as this is also the time of “signs and wonders”.
The Grand Cardinal Cross:
Although it has been making itself felt since the end of 2013, the Cardinal Cross will be exact April 20 to 24, 2014 adding its stressors to the April eclipse cycles. Much has been written about this aspect which involves 7 out of 10 of the major planets forming four oppositions and four squares. Most astrologers and past predictions regard this as an extremely challenging time ( we have heard it all before) however, no planetary configuration is all positive or all negative. It all depends on how each one of us responds to the energies. Humans react to stress, as well as opportunity, differently. Oppositions call for balance; squares call for change. As we are living through massive changes in the global environment, world governments and economics, science and technology, the question remains: how do we remain focused and balanced in the midst of it all? “Cardinal” in the astrological sense means action that is moving, not static. It is important that energetically and psychologically, we remain open and fluid and not rigid, judgmental or fixed. There will be new options and new opportunities for growth and expansion (the Jupiter/Pluto axis of the cross), if we have the courage to move forward and not freeze up in fear or retaliate in anger.
The 4 Cardinal signs form the “wheel” of the 4 Directions: the zodiac signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. (Individuals who have planets in those signs will feel the energy more than others. The USA is also a Cancerian country.) The change that this “cross” implies is not overnight; it has been brewing for some time. The eclipses serve as “button pushers” to get things moving. If we have been working on our “stuff” collectively and individually, then this will be an exciting phase of new growth, opportunity and potential. On the other hand, if it feels like we are faced with challenges in every direction and “boxed in”, that is the universe compelling us to find our “center point” and go within to the center of the wheel. Violent acting out in anger, fear or pure adrenaline is not the answer; but neither is martyrdom or needless suffering. The one thing that is certain is that change is immanent, but our response to change is crucial. You may find that spending more time in meditation, nature, massage, yoga, and bodywork helps you to release pressure. This cycle serves to move us out of “stuck” patterns.
Light a white candle. If you have a favorite crystal or healing stone keep it with you on your journey. Lie down and relax your body; breathe deeply and leave the stress and tensions of everyday reality behind you. Imagine yourself in a magical garden filled with lush plants, exotic flowers of every color and scent and soft green grass. You hear birds singing and you feel as carefree as a small child. You are lying beneath the branches of an immense tree which reaches to the sky. You feel nurtured and safe here. Remind yourself that you are here today to recharge your energy at your inner “tree of life”. This tree branches into all dimensions and timelines and unites all aspects of yourself. It is your Karmic Family Tree and contains the knowledge of who you are; who you have been; and who you will continue to be. The eternal roots of this tree will continue to nourish your soul (and all you touch) with love, healing, and forgiveness. Stepping from behind your Tree of Life, you see the Goddess Maat as a beautiful woman wearing a long white gown. On her head, she wears golden crown topped with a pure white feather. She is as eternally wise as she is a loving, and she is a very powerful guide to have on your side. Her message is one of hope. She tells you that no matter how challenging the situations may be in your life; no matter how difficult the relationships, she is here to help you regain your balance and find your center. She will help you to find the right words; the right action; to alleviate your stress. You will replace fear and worry with the inner knowledge that you are in a state of divine grace; your heart has been weighed down for too long, but now it is lighter than a feather. You feel your heart expand with her words; your mind feels crystal clear; you are more energized and alive. Maat tells you that you may reenter this garden with your tree of life anytime you feel stressed or overloaded. It will always be your sanctuary. She hands you her white feather of Truth. It is now your own. Walk in Truth and Beauty.
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