We’re ready to let go… to be moved… and to be transformed. The struggles that we’ve been forced to experience over the last five months, had escorted us into a place that exists in our own inner darkness. And as we traveled through our individual situation, we were being led to a much deeper and darker depth, where desires, demands and power fiercely burn.
Within our recent struggles, we were given a golden opportunity to sit with our troubles and despair. And in the darkest moment of hopelessness, a glimpse of brilliance had been sparked. Through all the blame, the excuses and the bullying – we came face to face with our reflection – which mirrored our own doings, that impacted the situation and our own suffering.
As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul. Hermes Trismegistus
Pluto Direct. With Pluto stationing direct on Monday, September 22, we’re moving to climb out from our darkness. We’re returning to where we left off in April 2014 (before the retrograde), so that we may successfully utilize what we had experienced ‘internally’. We’re being moved with Mars in Sagittarius, which is encouraging us to push harder than we ever did – to create new roads that let us live fully. But to transform ourselves, our relationships, and our journey through life, toxic attachments in our own inner being must be amputated and disposed of. And the removal, will allow genuine space for renewal.
Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself. Francis Meehan
If we fail to confront and understand the true source of our battles, then the struggles will continue to repeat – until it can be learned. In this process, our battle can eventually demolish everything and everyone that we know. And when there is nothing left to fight, blame, or abuse… we’re forced to self-destruct by our own inner flame. Purification through a complete purge, allows our true spirit to rise back up from the burning hot ashes.
If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever. The Crow
Sun enters Libra. On Monday, the Fall Equinox falls on Monday, bringing the balance between night and day. The Sun also changes signs, and joins Mercury (thoughts, communications) in Libra, the balance-seeking scales. For the next four weeks, the Sun will powerfully shine in the area of relationships, romantic affairs, business partnerships and enemies. The Libra Sun boosts the power of connection, consideration, consequences and karma.
This magnificent source radiates a healing light, which energizes our power and will to live kindly and to be respectful of others. As we strive to create balance with others, we learn to create balance for ourselves. In the same breath, the Sun will shine, no matter what. Eventually, its burning light will touch upon that which still remains hidden, either bringing a new awareness, or a scalding pain to what has not been healed. This is just a gentle reminder for us to approach others with kindness, because we do not know the depth of pain that others live with. To live peacefully, live kindly.
Morals are private. Decency is public. Rita Mae Brown
With Wednesday’s New Moon nearing us, this new lunar cycle brings new beginnings, and new emotions to approach old issues. It is the ideal time to dream and fantasize, to sow new seeds of intention for the New Moon. With the New Moon in Libra, we’ll tend to benefit more with our intentions if we stay concentrated in areas that involve social connections, flirtations, new advice, fresh information, the ‘friendship’ side of relationships and romance, legal matters and justice, integrity, inner balance, self-awareness, artistic pursuits as well as life design. To be more specific with our New Moon intentions, quietly reach within your own heart, to ask what you truly need from your relationships – that you don’t already supply for yourself. For more about the author, click here.