Blessings everyone. The Sun has just entered the sign of Virgo – the Priestess, the Facilitator, the Sacred Servant.
It brings opportunities and challenges to discover paths of Sustainable Service.
To go back into the Wildness.
To Re-Claim that Fierce, Raw, Vulnerable, Compassionate Heart-on-Fire.
To Be the Change You Want To See In The World.
(that last line is of course Gandhi´s)
That means honoring your energetic boundaries, your body´s needs – being willing to engage in some form of exchange that allows you to keep doing what you´re doing without burning out.
It means eating healthier and taking care of your own physical vessel – so you have what it takes to get out there and help when the time comes.
It means honoring your gut and realizing its link to the mind.
It means putting the thought of service into practical, embodied action.
Planet Earth (Mama-Gaia) herself is calling out for Change. And we´ve been witnessing disaster after disaster across the planet.
It´s not an invitation to shirk away, but to get together.
To create change, starting with your immediate environment.
To reach out and help others in need, and to be brave enough to receive help from those able and willing to help.
It´s about putting all those positive intentions, affirmations and prayers into some measure of embodied practice.
Out of the Aether, and into the Flesh.
Asteroids Haumea (24 Libra) and Eris (24 Aries) oppose each other (as they have been for some time).
Haumea is the ancestress of the Hawaiian people and mother to many Hawaiian deities (including Pele). She is the Great Creatrix, Mid-Wife and (Re)Birthing Woman.
She teaches human woman how to give birth and often rebirths herself as a young woman to continue to flow of creation, marrying her descendants.
In astronomy (and by extension, astrology) – Haumea is a dwarf planet that takes 4 hours to complete a rotation. It is oblong in shape – much like a Cosmic Egg. She was ´discovered´ on 28 December, 2004.
My take on Haumea is that she represents the constantly re-generating Feminine Principle in the world. And establishes that cyclical continuity across the Child, Maiden, Mother, Crone archetypes.
She brings ancient wisdom back into the present, through the ancient re-Memberings of our Mothers and allows it to take new form, where it then re-Seeds the cycle of Creation.
And in (seemingly) absolute contrast:
Eris is of course the exiled Feminine who crashes through the patriarchal order who cast her out (and the world it created).
Aspects to Eris have often indicated rising levels of conflict, so that old structures that no longer serve are released.
Eris´ fiery nature parallels some aspects of Pele, the Volcano Goddess – She who Destroys to Create.
Eris is not exactly interested in re-membering or re-creating anything. She wants what is her due and is willing to break the bank to get it. As such her methods are often seen as highly divisive – even if her Heart is in the right place.
She can fuel the flames of righteous anger up to a point where it just becomes toxic rage – and re-instills the cycle of abuse, shame, dissociation and retribution.
One needs care when dealing with Erisian energy because the call of change is so legitimate – and yet – it becomes all too easy to use that war-cry to then create new cycles of harm and disenfranchisement.
We´ve been seeing Eris aspected very strongly in conjunction with Uranus in Aries (2016-2017). We will see her aspected again by a square to Pluto-in-Capricorn in 2019-2021.
And these will undoubtedly continue to create great waves of change.
I´ve written more extensively on Eris in the past and refer you to my site www.bairaveebalasubramaniam.com for more info.
But coming back to the present –
With Haumea opposed Eris, is it any wonder that the Earth herself is in such great flux?
But to what end?
Both Haumea and Eris embody different aspects of the Feminine principle. It is HER consciousness that is returning to the planet – and in ways that are not gentle for us as a collective.
On a related note, asteroid Pele is at 8 Virgo right now – Be mindful of significant earth-events around August 31st, 2018.
In the grand scale of things, the ecological and meteorological changes we are seeing are going to force us to change as a species.
But there´s a lot of collateral damage that occurs through the process, especially with Eris´ involvement.
So what do we do?
We start with ourselves and be the change the world needs to see.
We set prayers that align the planetary consciousness for a more peaceful transition in these times.
We extend a helping hand to the community around us, and if possible, to those in need far away.
We manifest the change in thought, idea, breath, body, internal and external action.
So our best bet is to take a breath, and do what we can.
Even if it´s a tiny step each day:
Creating a small savings fund for those in need
Starting a community garden or reading club
Volunteering at a soup kitchen
Clearing litter off the streets.
Supporting eco-friendly technologies
Working with crystal grids, labyrinths and land
Whatever it is, you´re being asked to get out there and do it.
In a sustainable way.
That means taking care of your body, of your sense of self-worth, of self-esteem – First.
And to support others who do the same, when possible.
Because you´re going to need that inner strength and that reserve of self-love when you get out there.
And you don´t need to compromise what you are worth to be of service.
Help where you can, but recognize that what you give is a gift.
Value it. And ensure that others do the same.
That´s how it becomes sustainable.
Spirituality isn´t just about the flow of energy in an abstract sense – it´s also about engaging with the manifested, material form that channels that energy.
Otherwise, my friend – you wouldn´t be on this plane.
And believe me when I say: You are Needed. And Loved. And Supported.
Maybe in ways you can´t see or imagine. But it´s there.
Kerala Floods Update: Am going to do my best to visit the relief camp or collection center directly with goods or funds collected – whichever is in greater need. Thank you for your support and for spreading awareness. Blessings <3
Hurricane Approaching Hawaii: With so much focus on Haumea – it is no wonder that the Hawaiian islands are facing what they´re facing. Please direct your prayers there (or to other causes you resonate with) and help where needed.
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Featured Image “Rainbow Whale and Calf” : I was guided to create this using the double exposure effects of two images in the public domain.