The greater the doubt, the greater the awakening. — Einstein
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
— Rabindranath Tagore
A human being is a part of the whole universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. — Einstein.
We stand under ever changing skies as we edge into the dark of the Moon. Mercury entered Aquarius yesterday and today Venus enters Pisces and the energy is shifting.
We’ve been through difficult territory recently; Mercury in Capricorn has had us shackled to tradition, boundaries and the past.
Venus in Aquarius sought individuality in spite of wanting and needing acceptance and support. Now as both Mercury and Venus enter their signs of exaltation, we can break free of the mental boundaries and expect the energy to flow a lot smoother.
When a planet is in it’s sign of exaltation, we see the highest manifestation of energy of both the planet and the sign. Here the mind is able to be free of thought, open and receptive to the waves of the collective consciousness. A silent mind is able to hear ‘truth’ spoken just a little louder and clearer — whether it comes from within, an external source or the ether.
In that quiet unexpected moment, after you’ve spent hours trying to figure something out suddenly out of “nowhere” comes a stroke of genius or a brilliant new insight that changes everything. Given that we are in womb of the Aquarius New Moon, there is a new idea waiting to birth itself if we can only be receptive.
With Mercury in this sign, it will be easier to speak honestly without taking things personally and letting the ego getting in the way. In all conversations and communication — there is a greater truth out there waiting to make itself known if we can only open up to it. It would help to remember, at best the mind is a satellite dish through which we can channel a higher awareness. This is the knowledge that doesn’t come from books, but from the beyond.
Venus represents the Divine Feminine, in Pisces she is opening the heart to a experience a higher consciousness. Although this can be dreamy energy and certainly conducive to romantic fantasies — this is about discovering the greater love for existence itself. Now, there can be an experience of dissolving in the heart of the Creator, to discover the same infinite divine source overflowing from within.
Venus’ recent transit in Aquarius there may have been a sense of disconnectedness, bringing awareness that freedom comes with it’s price. Now we can close this gap and give and receive more freely — whether this be emotional, financial, sexual or creative energy. How ‘successful’ a dream is — be it a profession, a relationship or creativity is only limited by the love poured into it.
All that ever came into existence, came from nothingness. Somewhere in the void – lies the seed of creation and Venus in Pisces is giving us access to that infinite pool of pure creative potential.
When it comes to love — there can be a deeper experience of unconditional, spiritual, soulful love. The kind that needs no “reason” to exist. It simply is. This is not about a fantasy, or just romance, but recognizing a deeper eternal truth: Only love is real.
Real “love” is not something that can be bottled up, understood, possessed, withheld and any attempt to do so generally brings pain. It knows boundaries and exists in a state of pure, incessant, compassion, quenching the heart and soul all it touches like holy wine. Sexually as well, this can be a deeply healing transit; bringing ecstasy and divine transcendence.
Given that we are now moving into the dark of the Moon — expect things to get a little weirder before they get clearer. The darkest hour is indeed before the dawn. The energy will shift after the weekend but now is a time to go deeper within. Seek truth in awareness — with no denial of your wounds, doubts and needs for healing.
This the Aquarius New Moon — the sign of hope and faith in absence of physical proof. It represents enlightenment. But what is enlightenment other than an awakening to “the truth.” It is freedom from the veil of perception that keeps us earth bound, unaware of our inherent divinity and infinite creative potential.
Have faith, there is a new hope on the horizon…
Gentle reminder to re-read the February Monthly Horoscopes…
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