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.”
by Mary Lomando
This New Moon is especially potent as it falls within 48 hours of the Autumn Equinox (karmic balance between the light and the dark). The world picture right now, as it is reflected in the third dimension, reinforces the collective (and individual) lessons to be learned regarding peace vs. war; aggression vs. diplomacy; male vs. female; and “us” vs. “them”. On a global level, we will see that there is no “safe” corner in which to hide; on a personal level, there is no going backward. Genocide and atrocities committed in the name of tribal patriarchy cannot regress humanity back into the dark ages. Words do have power and using the sacred and magical name of Isis as a code for terror is as diabolically manipulative as using the ancient Sanskrit solar symbol as the swastika of Nazi Germany. However, if we, as humans, are committed to manifesting a New Earth where all life is sacred, it is time to step out of the shadows and declare our intention for the Light, Peace, and Balance in all our relationships.
Every New Moon is a “birthing” of light, which gives us the opportunity to plant new seeds; to begin anew; to shine the light of consciousness into the void. This New Moon at 1 degree of Libra will allow us to see our relationships in a new light. Balance, partnership, and co-operation are the Libran code. As our country now faces karmic choices on a collective level, it is imperative that we look into our own individual relationship choices. For if we accept mediocrity and victimhood in our personal lives, how can we possibly expect to have leaders that treat us differently? Everyone wants to be loved, but where are we out of balance? How have we allowed fear to dictate our decisions? Are we the “bully”? Are we addicted to sexual relationships? Are we capable of loving ourselves? The sign of Libra teaches us that we are never alone in the universe; we are in a constant dance of co-creation with Spirit. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, the planet also associated with love, beauty and partnership. In Western astrology, the symbol for Libra is the scale; it is the only glyph that is an inanimate object showing that, in its ideal state, the air sign, Libra, “balances” mental discernment with love. It is the sign that follows Virgo’s sense of perfection and precedes Scorpio’s intensity and passion. Libra excels in diplomacy, social graces, the arts and aesthetics. The “shadow” side of Libra can be eternal procrastination, fear of commitment and the blame game. It is time to “own” the shadow projections.
Just a few hours after the Equinox, the planet Pluto turned direct. The Plutonic archetypal energies of rebirth through destruction are intensified over the next few weeks. At the same time intense solar tides and grand galactic waves of light continue to propel humanity forward. Kicking and screaming, we are being impulsed to release and forgive the past, although it is a herculean effort, at best. “Forgiving” is not the same as “forgetting”. When we make the conscious choice to move beyond the past, rather than reacting purely from ego and fear, we allow the space for our perception to shift. Toxic emotions are dense and weigh us down. Find a way to create peace and harmony in your life. For as the Egyptian initiates were taught “your heart must be as light as a feather” to be truly reborn.
“It is not enough to be compassionate. We must act”. (Dalai Lama)
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