March 3, 2006 at 12:21 pm #11230
This is a nice deeply felt piece that integrates westtern astrology with Daoist meditation.
Its written by Alexander Alexis, an eclectic healer, artist, astrologer and practicing kan&li alchemist.
If you want to get on his elist, his email is: email@example.com
“The wizard lives in a state of knowingness.
This knowingness orchestrates its own fulfillment.
The field of awareness organizes itself around our intentions.
Knowledge and intention are forces.
What you intend changes the field in your favor.
Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.
The wizard does not try to solve the mystery of life.
He (She) is here to live it.”
-Deepak Chopra, The Way of the Wizard
Bright Aloha fellow planetarians,
The Forces are pressing on me to share a powerful thought with you:
“March is a seed month: Plant!”
There is a very large undertaking in the energy field this year, and
this March is an especially powerful part of it. Here in Santa Fe,
NM, spring is coming a full month ahead of its usual time. The
greenhouses have already stocked their trees and the birds have been
molting for two weeks. The energies are really cooking! Nature is
moving fast now. As below, so above…
From our earth-o-centric viewpoint, the sun is now moving through the
twelfth and final section of space around the earth, what we call
Pisces. It will move into Aries, the first section of space, the one
that starts a new cycle, at the spring equinox on the 20th of the
The shift from Pisces to Aries is the most dynamic contrast in
the yearly cycle. Pisces is the Deep, the dark void of pure cosmic
creativity, the Bodhisattva-love-oneness state from which all things
spring (pun intended). Pisces is the forest not the trees, the ocean,
not the fish. It knows only wholeness and dissolves all separations
and all unusable remnants from the past cycle in the irresistible
wake of its compassion and forgiveness.
What it births is the bright, fresh burst of Aries individuality and
self-ness, the desire to be separate, to seek fun and to explore, the
woody energy seeking to express itself in the world. From the ocean
of contented oneness comes the feisty, fiery pioneer. The sprouting
seed breaks through, and begins to grow.
This is where we are now. Our dreams and visions are bubbling in the
fecund void, brewing in the potent blackness, conjuring themselves in
the cosmic womb. Old dross is being burned off, the substance of our
process being reduced to a pure thought/feeling waiting to be born.
We are about to create.
Life has a plan, and we can follow it.
Within that plan come two eclipses this month- a full moon lunar
eclipse on the 14th and a new moon solar eclipse on the 29th. And
right between them is the equinox, our “spring forward” point. These
three dates are ideal times to spiritually harmonize.
There are other planetary factors working such as Mercury, Jupiter
and Pluto in retrograde, as well as planets shifting signs, but the
true potency of the month of March comes from the eclipse factor
surrounding the spring equinox. (The retrograde action of these
planets actually will enhance any work done at this time. So be
positive about Mercury retrograde. It’s a helpful part of the mix.)
What is an eclipse/equinox and what can we do with it?
Imagine you are your favorite vegetable. You are sitting in a pot
full of water. God smiles and turns on the burner underneath. The sun
(fire energy) below, the moon (water energy) around you. Cooking
begins to happen. The fire, the water, you and the divine smile
mingle essences, and after a while, bearing in mind that the divine
is an inspired chef who knows exactly what temperature to stew you
at, you metamorphose…and so does your world. A third, new thing is
created. Cosmic soup now exists, a creation of the divine alchemical
“The root of all of modern man’s problems
is the fact that he is incapable of
sitting alone in a room in silence.”
-Blaise Paschal, scientist/philosopher, 1600’s
An eclipse is a magical moment as are the solstices and equinoxes.
It is a “time-outside-of-time” when all normal things cease to be the
focus. It is a still point and portal where an influx of new
consciousness and experience becomes possible. If you sit down and
resonate silently with this long moment you can help accomplish the
divine work, “the miracle of the One,” and bring a greater piece of
heaven to the planet, transmuting excessively dark, corrupt energies
in the field (micro and macro), and recreating yourself at a higher
level. You more successfully can ask for what you want during these
times. It is an optimum opportunity to collaborate in the lovemaking
of heavenly and earthly forces with your own to allow greater peace
and harmony into the world.
So let’s get busy! Timing is everything.
All astrological events have a central window that is three days
long- the day before, the day of, and the day after. So if you
commune on these days you will be drenched in the incoming energies
that spirit wants to impregnate the earth with, and that earth wants
to receive. The energies will begin far in advance of that though. My
experience is that I feel the energies expanding and accelerating at
least a week in advance of an eclipse or equinox/solstice point.
The more of us who gather in silent, smiling appreciation at the
shift that wants to occur now, the greater the speed and the potency
the time will embody.
As a practicing Daoist alchemist, I view this time as a cauldron
moment of infinite loving energy waiting to embrace every soul on the
planet and remind us of who we are and what is possible. I often
have great doubts as to whether every soul WANTS to be embraced by
that much love, but I am willing to help keep open the door for that
possibility should they wish to accept it.
But, whether everyone wants it or not, those of us who do deserve to
have it and to have a planetary experience that more closely
resonates with and reflects the divine place we remember as Home. I
know that as time has gone by lately the energies have come much
closer to the pitch of critical mass. I can feel that the People
cannot withstand the inundation of truth about how things are much
longer without changing somehow, that the human macro-pysche is
moving into a more or less optimum position for making a breakthrough
this year. If enough of us participate in helping this happen, it
will happen. I can see it.
This is my personal meditation formula. It is simple, non-invasive
Sit, relax, breathe, smile, align, allow.
1. Sit- Sit down comfortably on the edge of your seat with your feet
flat on the floor. This connects heaven and earth through you.
2. Relax- Close your eyes and let go, first in your mind. Your body
3. Breathe- Let go of the muscles you use to hold your breath and
your body will breathe for you.
4. Smile- Physically smile to yourself. This aligns you with what
your divine self is always doing. Focus on how that feels.
5. Align- Use something simple to visualize. A clear channel all
around you infinitely extending upward and downward is highly
effective and perfect for still point meditations.
6. Allow- Once you set this all up, let it go! Trust the forces to
do their work. Enjoy yourself. Hold onto that smile!
Let us consciously use the month of March to plant the seeds of our
own transformation to a higher level. Let us now consciously accept a
higher level of authority for what goes on down here. Let us take all
of our accumulated presence through all the work we’ve done and
pinpoint it for a breakthrough by directing the celestial forces to
work their magic on earth now. And remember- we are not doing this
alone. That is part of the illusion of separation. There are vast
resources in invisible dimensions- masters, angels, divine beings-
whose power is available to our call.
Peace, Harmony and Happiness,
Alexander AlexisMarch 8, 2006 at 8:23 pm #11231
Good reminder to come out of hibernation. especially here in the south where spring has arrived.
i’ve started shaking and ocean breathing as a sort of gentle wake up and retuning. it’s amazing what those two simple exercises can do. excite the jing, initiate the orbit, get the pearl vibrating and flowing, turn up the channels’ intensity. these fundamental practices are always fun to go back to as you progress in practice. they do so much.
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