Asked to break through the Mold and Conditioning of the past!
Asked to break through the Mold and Conditioning of thepast!Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product isinfinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the egofor a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but whichbrings out the gold hidden within the heart.As the Sun sets over the mountain, closing another day,I feel my heart mourning, the loss of it’s embrace,But before long, the moon sings her song,And distant stars take It’s place.Happy New Moon in Capricorn today! Time to get out there and get the job done. May also be aweek of saying goodbye to something/someone close and dealing with those feelings that goalong with that. The trick will be to remember that the universe hates a void and empty space issoon filled. May yours be filled with joy and gratitude…. aloha “If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you aren’t afraid of dying, there is nothing you can’t achieve. Trying to control the future is like trying to take the the master carpenter’s place. When you handle the master carpenter’s tools, there are chances you will cut your hand.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te ChingWheel of Fortune…: Capricorn New Moon & Happy New YearPublished by Priya at 3:58 am under Daily Astrology and Cosmic Weather 1/5
The new year is upon us and it’s been back to business now. As I look into the coming year,2013 promises to usher in great wave of change. But it will be up to us to catch the tide andmake the most of the opportunities as they arise. And where one dares to make consciouschanges the rewards will be felt tangibly.We are now entering a very fertile Dark of the Moon. The Moon is in Capricorn moving towardsa New moon at 21+ degrees on Jan. 11, 2013 at 2:43 PM EDT in the US and just after midnighton Jan. 12, 2013 at 1:13 AM INT here in India.Capricorn is the third earth sign, representing material or physical energy in it’s most evolvedstate. It is the sign that represents tradition, wealth, social status, business and corporations,government, society or what is defined as “success.” Global political and economicdevelopments are very much likely to be in the news.But with Pluto in Capricorn as we begin this new cycle, , especially on an individual level, we arebeing asked to break through the mold and conditioning of the past to discover true integrity andinner strength. Something that is clearly illustrated in the Sabian Symbol for the degree of thelunation.Here is an interpretation taken from Dane Rudhyar’s book An Astrological Mandala:==PHASE 292 (CAPRICORN 22°): BY ACCEPTING DEFEAT GRACEFULLY, A GENERALREVEALS NOBILITY OF CHARACTER.KEYNOTE: The realization that one may grow through defeat as well as, and perhaps morethan, through success.While the preceding symbol referred to the drive toward success in culturally organizedcollective endeavors, this one presents us with the possibility of turning apparent external defeatinto an inner spiritual achievement. We have recently seen how totally vanquished nations(Germany and Japan) have leaped forward and achieved great economic success. Muchdepends on the quality of the will and the inner integrity of the person.At this second stage we find what seems to be a paradox, but the spiritual life is alwaysparadoxical. The great sinner can become the most renowned saint, and a medieval Pope acriminal. What matters most always is INNER STRENGTH. 2/5
==Where ever you feel you may have failed, or whatever you feel you’ve touched reached rockbottom with, consider this a golden opportunity to make spiritual progress. The New Moon isalways a suggestion of a new cycle and aspects suggest there are more surprises around thecorner. Only when we have accepted “defeat” can we grow in wisdom and spiritual strengthwhich are the roots and seed of success.Venus is now in Capricorn in a tight square to Uranus in Aries at the time of the lunation, exacton Jan. 13, 2013 seeding the energy with great potential for progress within financial situationsand with relationships.There could be important breakthroughs if we are willing to push boundaries to discover whatwe are capable of achieving if we try. And whether one fails or succeeds does not matter. Whatmatters is finding the courage to live true to your integrity and passion. The aspect is pushingboundaries of trust, asking us to acknowledge what we value in a situation rather than live up tosuperficial standards of society or material attachments.** [I added this paragraph later] After I wrote this Blog, I was thinking of an appropriate title and“Wheel of Fortune” came to mind. Because the energy of this New Moon and theVenus-Uranus aspect deeply resonated with the Wheel of Fortune card from the Tarot. Later Irealized it is also the 10th card of the Major Arcana and Capricorn is the 10th sign. Sounderstanding the energy of the Wheel of Fortune might also be helpful at this time.Jan from Angel Paths Tarot writes about the Fortune card: “Good fortune comes from the still centre which contains the very heart of ourselves. Theseasons will continue to wheel, the sun will rise and set, the planets will move in their allottedcourses – with or without us. If we struggle against the flow of life, we become those strugglingto ascend the Wheel, or even one of those crushed beneath it. However, if we realise our ownpower to create a beneficial future and then trust in that vision, we shall 3/5
become the still figure, master of our own universe.”Also Sarah Taylor, who is a Tarot reader that I learn a great deal from and truly admire for herdepth of insight, wrote in an article about this card:“To use the metaphor of the wheel: we can cling to the outside of the wheel, where we run therisk of meeting any of the three figures and getting thwarted. Or we can move to the center,away from obstacles, and where the movement is minimised. In other words, we can cling to theoutside world, to what is familiar and what we don’t want to relinquish. Or we can surrender thenotion of clinging, and move to our own center. Individuation is about identifying and excavatingthe core that lies in each of us that cannot be shifted or thwarted by external circumstances.When we are in touch with our center, we are in touch with the Self: timeless and unperturbedby the whims of fortune. It is from this point of balance that we can then move out into the world,once the movement has stopped, with a renewed sense of the true source of ourempowerment.”In relationships as well, there may be a sense of breaking social norms. Where one has been indenial, this is likely bringing an awakening to reality. Asking us to wiping the slate clean so wecan move forward with an awareness of what is precious. Although Venus in Capricorn likesand can represent the finer things in life, luxury and material pleasure, love and relationshipsaren’t just about candlelight dinners and romance. Successful relationships that last, takehard-work, commitment and only get richer and rewarding as time goes on.As you enter this cycle be inventive, innovative, creative and willing to push the limit. Capricornis about setting goals and then staying the path as one manifests them. 4/5
As any Capricorn or successful person will tell you, there are no short cuts to success. It takes hard work and dedication; knowing when to cut your losses and knowing when to persevere determinedly, and knowing that neither success nor failure defines the measure of your humanity. The seeds we are planting now may take time to come to fruition, but the intangible spiritual rewards will far outweigh the tangible benefits. – 5/5Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)