A New Moon that should be light, but which won't really be!
A New Moon that will be a solar eclipse. Translation: strengthening the energetic and karmic burden of the phenomenon, it means that we are now experiencing a powerful opportunity to shatter what no longer corresponds to our deep aspirations, to clean up the mess that keeps us from moving ever closer to ourselves.
Mercury (retrograde), at home in Gemini, is squared in Neptune, at home in Pisces. Translation: if the sociable and thundering Gemini in search of truth are ready to invest themselves in a new way of living together, the discrete and diluted Pisces, even though guided by high ideals, don't have the manual to materialize this new way of living together. And when the Air blows at this point on the Water, it can make waves, especially if Jupiter – the great amplifier – throws himself into the scrum.
Impatience reigns, we want to transcend rules and limits, we want to make lasting acts for a brighter future, but we are not ready yet. It is the sky that tells us: Saturn – master of time and structure – confronts Uranus – lord of the unprecedented – in another square that blocks any advance as much as any recoil. Six months.... It’s going to take six months to start to make it clearer. Six months so that the achievements we want to put in place are finally realized. So it will be in 2022.
In the meantime, let’s jump back and explore this famous opportunity that offers us to go more towards ourselves. That was 19 years ago. Remember… the first half of 2002… What did we start in our lives at that time? In what field: affective, professional, financial, social? What had we initiated and which would not have been fully completed?
Six months... we now have six months to complete what we started 19 years ago. So— Are we ready for the big change, our own big change? For I would like to remind you that each one of us is an actor in the construction of human society and it can only be changed if we transform ourselves individually beforehand.
Many of us often aspire to experience something different/otherwise. Who has never dreamed of an idyllic vacation when he/she was stuck in the office? Who has never dreamed of staying in a vast residence rather than in his/her two rooms? Who has never thought to meet the one with whom he/she would share a love story more wonderful than those narrated in fairy tales?
But does dreaming to the point of fleeing the reality of everyday life really make us happier? Could dreaming too much have an impact on our mental and physical health?
I read everywhere that it is important to dream, to pursue one’s dream, or even to cling to it at any cost. I think this is true, but only in part, because a dream too far from reality, an unrealistic dream, an utopia, brings - in my opinion - no satisfaction in the long term.
What if instead of dreaming of the impossible, we begin to become aware of what we have? What if we go further and begin to fully appreciate what we have? By acknowledging all that we already have (health, housing, work, family, friends, etc.) and expressing our gratitude in this regard, we observe that we are in a position of openness that allows us to welcome even more.
What if you’re already living your dream?
From as far back as I can remember, I think I’ve always had my brain boiling, the thoughts colliding continuously, one question leading to another, one idea leading to a myriad of others. I was told that I had a creative mind, but what is creativity worth if it is not expressed? I had lots of great ideas all over the place, I was always procrastinating and nothing really satisfying was taking shape in my reality.
Several years ago, when I was at the bottom of my bed with my eyes wide open, hostage to yet another insomnia, a new enlightenment had crossed my little head and I had heard myself whisper: «a thought, an act». Had I finally found THE solution? Probably relieved, I remember that I had immediately fallen asleep.
The next morning, I woke up with a smile on my face and a light heart. Not too proud of me, I sat at the breakfast table and said to the present friend:
– From now, as soon as I have a thought, I will make an act to realize it!
He shrugged his shoulders and said:
– Poor thing, you won’t have enough of a day to realize all the thoughts that are rushing. Do you even know how many we produce per minute?
I was sweeping with my hand his coming explanation:
– I am convinced that by putting into action any thought that comes to me and by focusing all my attention on the act in question, rather than producing more thoughts, they will calm themselves.
We live an incarnation experience that requires us to fully inhabit this matter and to fully inhabit it, it seems essential to me to go beyond theories and other concepts and go further in order to concretize them. For having put into practice the inspiration that came to me that night and for having made it since a habit, I can assure you that when a thought is followed by an act, we then become complete and it is only by being whole that we can feel inner peace, that which manifests itself when we cease to be torn between the idea and its realization.
The drum is not used in all shamanic traditions. In South America, for example, it is the icaros – songs – that punctuate the rituals and guide souls.
In Siberia, we systematically find the use of the drum, regardless of the tribe we visit. Traditionally, you don't become a shaman by choice, it is the Spirits who designate the man or woman who will fulfill this function within the community and it is this same community which will craft the shaman drum, drum to be given to him/her during the ceremony of officialisation of his/her function.
You know that drums help people to journey. It is the mount that the shaman rides to journey the invisible worlds to meet the Spirits. In traditional societies, the drum is always a healing drum, because if the sound has an undeniable effect on the environment, everything that composes the instrument has also its importance (the wood of the frame, the animal that gave its skin, the symbols that are drawn or painted, the bells, the pieces of cloth and especially, the pieces of metal).
When trance is induced during a ritual, all present and sufficiently sensitive people observe that the roles are balanced between the shaman and his/her drum: the ego of the shaman fades while the soul of the drum is expressed, the shaman becomes the instrument, the drum becomes the officiant, harmony and collaboration reigns between these two entities that become one. The drumstick guides the human arm towards the skin to emit such a sound rather than another, to touch such a symbol and not the one next to it. Nothing is the result of chance, but nothing is either premeditated.
Because he/she receives the teaching of his/her drum, only the shaman is able to decode the messages and a unique link connects them. It is for this reason that when the shaman dies, his/her drum is destroyed. Only the pieces of metal containing the Spirit of the instrument loaded itself, by practical means, by the Spirits of the Ancestors are preserved, and because they are so loaded, these pieces of metal will adorn the drum of the next shaman, which the Spirits will call when they recognize him/her.
I personally understand Karma as a possibility to evolve rather than as a divine punishment. There is only one Karma and it is neither good nor bad. As for the zodiac signs, I remind you – if you do not already know – that you cannot be determined solely by your solar sign. You are, I am, we are, complex beings who cannot be reduced to a single interpretation. Anyway, the subject of this post being the Zodiac Signs Karma, here is an overview of the evolution that you are offered to live in consciousness as you go through the interesting experience of incarnation. I invite you to read the Karma of your Ascendant and your lunar sign as well as the one of your solar sign.
You would gain by being the change you would like to see in the world. You need to take concrete action, achieve, create and above all… bear the consequences! Watch over the balance and control of your inner Fire.
You would gain by accepting the impermanence of things rather than attaching yourself to them. Life is movement and clinging to your possessions and your routine could inflict you deep suffering. Be sure to accept things as they come.
You would benefit from more flexible thinking about the world, work, others, yourself and everything… You have a curious nature and a tendency to be interested in everything. However, be sure to stabilize yourself to avoid scattering.
You would benefit from fully accepting the fact of being interconnected and interdependent without having to bear the responsibility of everything and everyone on your shoulders. Your "antennae" make you feel the slightest vibrations and these amplify your emotions. Be careful, therefore, not to be swallowed up by these connections and find the wisdom to leave to Caesar what belongs to him.
You would benefit from situating, structuring and loving yourself and then expanding. You only have a real grip on yourself so stop wanting to find out about what is inside you. Be sure to redefine your personal boundaries and no longer seek to change others as you would like them to be.
You would benefit from choosing precisely what you focus your attention on. If you zoom in on your fears, you will develop them infinitely. If you zoom in on higher thoughts, you will increase your capacity to realize them. Be sure to develop your discernment and your channeling.
You would benefit from recognizing the chameleon that is inside you and that takes the color of everything around it. The good as well as the bad. Make sure you surround yourself with "beautiful" people, but also make sure you don’t keep their beauty to yourself, so throw a little of it outside of you and share it with the rest of the world.
You would benefit from seeing how your taste for rejection and constant struggle is developed. By rejecting everything, rather than evolving, you stagnate and this generates in you volcanic emotional states. Be sure to live fully here and now in order to purge what really needs to be purged.
Sagittarius: gift and respect
You would gain by "passing on the torch", by passing on to others the fruit of your philosophical, even transcendental, discoveries. Nothing belongs to you and you have neither the right nor the duty to impose your vision on others. Be careful to share by understanding that there is neither a Master nor a pupil, nor a superior nor a inferior.
Capricorn: patience and persistence
You would gain to understand that nothing is achieved without effort. The fruit falls from the tree when it is ripe, neither sooner nor later. Be sure to deepen the concept of "time" and its relativity: everything comes to those who wait.
You would benefit from understanding that having the intention to… is not enough to make your concepts a reality. For them to go beyond utopia, they must be confronted with reality as it is, with its constraints, its limits, but also its possibilities. Be sure to resolve this "in-between" between the idea and its realization.
Pisces: causality or attraction
You would benefit from understanding the adage We reap what we sow. Once you have understood (in the integrated sense) that everything is connected and that you are not isolated in your bubble, that each act you pose generates a consequence, you will then be led to change your perspective. Be careful to develop compassion and charity.
We are constantly subjected to changes and whether they are chosen or undergone, they systematically cause stress in our different energy bodies (spiritual, emotional, mental and physical). Most of the time, we are not aware of the stress engendered, because our body - in the global sense of the term - has the intelligence to self-regulate to regain balance without us having to intervene in consciousness in the natural course of its adaptation.
The way we look at life and all the situations that come our way is decisive when it comes to the consequences of stress. This view is not only the result of what animates us in our deepest depths, it is also shaped by the society in which we evolve as well as by the education received from the very early childhood. The Soul does not act alone, it uses the Ego to experience the worlds (I specify the worlds as the Ego also exists outside the manifested reality). For some, for example, it is positively stressful to go to work even though they will have to attend a meeting, while for others, it will be a real ordeal. For some, it is positively stressful to take their over-excited kids on holidays on a crowded and noisy beach while for others, it will rather be perceived as an insurmountable chore.
In short, if we consider the changes positive, stress energizes us and allows us to act. If we perceive the changes as negative, stress can slow us down, sometimes even paralyzing us. And if we insist, it will be burn-out or illness.
As our gaze on life in general and on ours in particular determines whether stress will be constructive or destructive for us, it seems to me wise to become aware of this famous gaze, an inner gaze that determines - very unconsciously - our actions, but also and above all our reactions.
A first awareness can be obtained through mental analysis and reflection. However, my own experience has shown me the limits of this method as the mind itself is only the result of conditioning stored from conception (and beyond). Moreover, while the analysis allows understanding - although it remains totally subjective - it is often confined to the intellectual level. This is certainly necessary, but not enough to generate a paradigm shift and what is happening in us.
Another method is then to relax, to put the mind to rest, to disconnect it. Many people who discover active relaxation techniques often fall asleep at the beginning of their practice. This is due either to the cumulative tiredness of the organism or to an unconscious need of the mind to short-circuit any attempt to bring it to term change. As the practice progresses, through gentle and benevolent repetitions towards oneself, the person will be able to remain in a state of semi-awakening. It is then that real understanding, often in symbolic form, will naturally rise from the subconscious to the consciousness.
The change will then begin to take place.
A shaman is an individual who is able to access at will to altered states of consciousness and meet some needs of his community by playing a mediator role between the Sacred and the Profane, between the invisible and the visible. The shaman masters communication with the non-manifested and the forces of the Universe. He has the particularity of being able to modify the functioning of its nervous system at will and thus act on his brain activity. Being a shaman is to carry within oneself a form of the gift of healing and of bringing the Other to his own healing.
Shamans have very refined instinctive and intuitive abilities that allow them to grasp knowledge and ways of doing things out of rational understanding. It is not useful to them to learn in the intellectual sense of the term. They are born with the strength and protection needed to heal naturally. They perceive where others see nothing. They understand where nothing seems understandable.
Very often - and this is still relevant in the 21st century - the shaman disturbs us, because he pushes a semblance of order, he sweeps away the beliefs and the vision that we have of ourselves and of the world around us. In fact, his role is to mess up what we think is in order. Once the disorder is established, the person or community is invited to begin a deep work on themselves, a work that allows them to heal themselves.
By exploring and acting on the deepest shadows, the shaman helps to restore meaning and protects the principle of Life by fighting everything that hinders it.
If you follow me a little, a lot, passionately or madly, you probably know my interest in astrology.
You may then be reading some of my posts mentioning the position and interactions between the planets as for example what I could tell you today:
Mercury passed retrograde in the night from Saturday to Sunday, but it is also square in Neptune since 23rd May. As a result, we can face confusion and/or illusions. There may also be delays in what we wish to set up or obtain, concerns of communication between us and the Other even though we would like to exchange and share, but also troubles with our computer or mobile phone or any other device of the same type.
Far from being an occupation of "enlightened people", the decoding of planetary influences thus offers us the possibility of no longer being either fatalistic or fighting against windmills.
Rather than stooping to wait for better days or to fight against energies far more powerful than that of our individual will, understanding and using symbolism prevents us from exhausting ourselves and becoming unnecessarily discouraged.
To understand and to use symbolism means to be initiated to the mysteries, to the invisible. It allows us to adopt a different point of view than that commonly established on our link to the matter, not to turn away from it, but to fully experience it with greater awareness of the interactions between all the manifestations that make the existence of our reality.
It is also called: taking one’s destiny in hand.