I’ve been following world events and looking at the skies – and as many of you will know, there is an intensely fierce, martial energy threatening to break out with Mars (which when stressed, is related to accidents, aggression, impulsiveness, and so on). Be it the bombings in Gaza (and no, I’m not going to get into the politics of it – War is terrible when it costs the lives of the young – no matter the ideology behind it – and costs are bound to be felt on both sides), the lives lost in the Malaysian plane or just the rising intensity of domestic/personal conflicts.
Remember that Mars is still in Libra until the 26th of July – this is where diplomacy can build bridges, or where careless words can spark diplomatic tensions that can have wider consequences.
So what does one do with this knowledge?
Some of you will protest, others will raise their & other’s awareness, some might write to their MPs, or participate actively in online forms. But as spiritualists (most of the people who interact with my pages), another thing we can do – which I have firm faith in – is to pray.
Pray for peace. Pray for diplomacy to find a way out of hostile negotiations, pray for a path to be built that does not require the aggressive use of Martial-Mars energy.
For when Mars moves into Scorpio, the energy only intensifies as Mars’ energies (when operating from the ego) then confronted us all with the question of how power is used and how control is acquired.
This is not meant to scare anyone, or to predict doom and gloom and disaster – it is simply to say that those of us who believe in prayer should focus our energies now. Others, like Anna Merkaba have put out a similar call.
On the 27th of July, at 6:42 am (GMT + 8:00) or as close as you can to that time, I encourage us all to come together in prayer. This will be a powerful New Moon where the Sun, Moon and Jupiter will be conjunct in the sign of Leo (strongly squaring Mars). As we come together to set seeds of powerful intention during this New Moon, let us know that our spiritual energies and intentions are working towards a single purpose.
To Heal the energies of the Masculine (Mars) at this time as they manifest in our material reality. Note that the Sun, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will make square to Mars throughout August, ending in the first half of September.
You can call it the Path of Peace, Love, Harmony, Balance – You can invoke deities you pray to, or simply turn to the Moon and cry out loud – whatever you are comfortable working with.
Let’s come together to do this. I strongly feel that collective spiritual work at this time is critical.
I will be posting relevant pieces of information closer to the date and hope that many of you join.
In a few hours, the Moon will be conjunct the Sun in the sign of Leo. New Moons are typically associated with new beginnings – as the time to ‘set the seed’ of intention or action. The seeds you set now are likely to come to fruition, culmination or be somehow highlighted in six months’ time with the Full Moon in Leo on Feb 4th, 2015. I have organized a prayer event for this New Moon to which you are all invited: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468489506731297/?fref=ts
The sign Leo is associated with the astrological 5th house, which is in turn linked with self-expression, creativity, romance and children. I also look to it as the expression of the purity, innocence and Joy of the Inner Child.
During this New Moon, we have three profound astrological aspects which transform, or modify this energy-of-beginnings in specific ways.
(1) New Moon (Sun/Moon) conjunct Jupiter
(2) Powerful Square with Mars in Scorpio and Ceres/Vesta/North Node in Libra – if the South Node-conjunct-Eris is included, the whole configuration becomes a loose T-Square.
(3) A world-changing Yod (Finger of Fate) involving Pluto Retrograde, Neptune Retrograde and apexing with the New Moon/Jupiter combination
The Sun (our focused attention, awareness, direction of vital energy) meets the Moon (emotion, intuition, psychological depths) and Jupiter (blessings, expansion) come together in the sign of the Joyful Child.
Were it not for the energetic climate, or ‘season of shifts’ we are all experiencing, this energy would be felt by most, if not all, as a pure bolt of joy! sunshine! rainbows, etc. That energy is there, but it is one amongst many aspects and influences that make up the astrological heavens at present.
One such factor is the motion of Mars into Scorpio (10:03 am, 26th July). As I’ve been saying in my videos, Mars-in-Scorpio is a powerful, intense, smouldering expression of masculinity. This will be felt at an intimate level as Scorpio is associated with the 8th house of secrets – sexuality, sensuality, the deep journey within to seek esoteric wisdom, shadow-working, shamanic journeying into the depths of the psyche – it is the cauldron in which the Phoenix first perishes and then rises from its own Ashes.
With the Sun, the Moon, and Jupiter in Leo squaring Mars in Scorpio what we essentially get is a clash of masculine energies – within men, women, all beings, and the planet. Leo seeks to express its innocence and seek validation from others in the process. Scorpio seeks to (to paraphrase Gargatholil) ’emotional security through power and control’.
Both signs can do much good, but, when energies are used from the place of the Ego – and not the Heart – we can get a manipulative Leo wearing a persona or mask to gain approval (and bolster an insecure ego), we can get an obsessive, controlling manipulator in Scorpio that seeks to control others from behind-the-scenes – unable to accept world-views that do not resonate with its own.
With Jupiter involved in the square, the ways in which we manifest this tense Leo-Scorpio dynamic will be amplified, and magnified several times over.
The Sun, Moon, and Jupiter are also squared with Ceres (nurturing and being nurtured), Vesta (Priestessing, spiritual service) and the North Node in Libra. These bodies remind us that balance, diplomacy and partnership is what we require in order to nurture, heal and rejuvenate ourselves and others at this time. A T-Square is formed between all these bodies, with the apex (or focus of tension) at the New Moon/Jupiter conjunction, when the South Node in Aries is conjunct Eris – the Goddess of Discord.
Truly a melting pot of energies, and ones, which are easily provoked to extreme reactions.
Finally, I’d like to tell you about the aspect which I feel will truly be ‘the game-changer’ this New Moon. We will be having a powerful Yod or Finger of Fate between 2.31 – 9.11 pm on the 27th (GMT + 8:00) is formed. I would extend the sphere of its influence till 6:39 am, July 28th.
Yods are situations which often feel like crisis. It is literally as though a giant finger in the skies points you to a certain direction or situation in your life. The ways in which you respond to a yod will set you upon some new chapter of your spiritual journey. They are portals through which we learn just how far we’ve come, whether we’re ready to go to the next level, or if we need to learn more lessons from the teacher that is Karma.
Pluto Retrograde (transformation, crisis, associated with Scorpio energies – operating in retrograde – internally, within the psyche) sextiles Neptune Retrograde (spiritual transcendence through disillusionment, ‘cutting through the crap’, ‘bursting the bubble’, ‘peering through the veil’ and seeing what’s real, and what’s not). Pluto is in Capricorn (associated with career, societal status, achievements or legacy to the planet), whereas Neptune is in Pisces (transcendental spirituality, otherworldly energies, the dissolution of the ego and boundaries, recognition of Spirit-level existence).
These energies create the base of the Yod – they then inconjunct the New Moon (Sun/Moon/Jupiter) – creating crisis in need of Resolution. This crisis is going to challenge your desire for power/need to feel powerful – your spiritual vision or sense of what is Truth – and make you decide – how authentically you embody what is True for You.
Will you wear a mask?
Or will you skilfully draw upon the reservoir of creativity, joy, and the wisdom of the Inner Child to integrate all these energies – and Stand in the Radiance of your own Truth?
This video is less about specific astrological aspects as part of this ‘season of shifts’, and more about what these energies mean for us as individuals, and at the collective level. We are challenged at this time to re-define and heal our conception of the masculine, in ourselves, our relationships, our choices and our perceptions of the world at this time. This is the core message of this video – and is expressed through reference to astrological aspects. Key times for focusing intentions, and taking action towards creating a new (perception/manifestation) of reality based on values in alignment with a Heart-centric spiritual path are also presented.
As promised in the video here are relevant links:
Season of Shifts – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXY4jLXCUgU
Grand Water Trine (Part 1: with Mercury) – http://bairaveebalasubramaniam.com/2014/07/24/grand-water-trine-part-1-mercury-21-29-july-2014/
Invitation to New Moon Prayer Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468489506731297/
Blessings and Love to all,
Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD