For the week of 10/1 – 10/7
Coming off the heels of Pluto’s station, we’re moving forward, in full blown transformation. Venus turns retrograde this week, and we’re on a journey to discover alchemical properties of the heart by awakening the channel of higher vision. Seeing through the lens of Love changes everything physical by revealing hidden dimensions of beauty, spirit, and magic. The awakened heart is a powerful game changer for life as we know it.
Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, ushers us into the deep waters of the subconscious realm, which holds the mysterious energy that manifests our current experience of physical reality. We know what we’re aware of and awake to from the conscious mind, but we don’t know what we can’t see that lives deep below the surface in our subconscious, and takes up empty space in everything physical.
It’s human nature to fear the unknown, to tread with caution into the darkness, if even at all. Most people spend lifetimes avoiding the discomfort of the unknown, or the fears of the intangible invisible realms that can’t be measured, studied, or explained. We stay where it’s safe, secure, and solid. When we’re scared of the dark, we turn the lights on. When we’re afraid of the unknown, we gravitate with our physical eyes to find familiarity that we can touch and feel.
Pluto ushers us into the intangible realm, the invisible realm, through the doorway of death. Death brings up a lot of fear and discomfort for many people, and even the conversation at times is considered taboo or morbid. The truth is, there’s nothing more spiritual and life-affirming than the conversation of death, rebirth, and transformation. The journey of letting go of the familiar identification with the physical realm to re-enter the formless infinite spiritual realm, beyond time and space, is our entry point into our immortality. To lose our identity, or lose our footing in the way we’ve known ourselves or our current experience of life can be frightening, to say the least. An experience of a “dark night of the soul” will bring us to our knees, literally, until the only thing left to do is pray, or find comfort in spirit, the formless.
To shed all attachments to safety and security, and release the limiting entrapments to the physical realm, thereby finding true sustainable connection in life through union with spirit…then being brought back to life by the infusion of divine Love into each and every cell of physicality. To leave the physical in order to reunify with spirit, through the mechanism of Love, is the experiential process of death. And we can die to an experience without having to leave our physical bodies.
Learning to navigate through the unfamiliar or unknown darkness, we learn how to see beyond the physical appearances and superficial layers of projected identity and ego attachments. This higher vision comes from the awakened heart, which holds the potential for transformation through alchemy. The upcoming Venus retrograde journey is a journey of awakening and resurrection of the alchemist…the master shapeshifter in all of us.
Wilbert Alix, the co-founder and creator of Trance Dance, says “Like all vibrant elements of nature, human beings grow in the light and TRANSFORM IN THE DARK”. The experiences of darkness or uncertainty bring us closer to union with spirit, by releasing attachments to the physical. Near death experiences can activate mind blowing intuitive gifts and revelations. Crossing over to the other side, or learning to navigate between dimensions or between worlds is a gift that is highly sought after and hugely beneficial in times of uncertainty, change, and transition. As we release the fear of death, we gain access to the doorway of higher vision and infinite potential. This doorway requires awakened consciousness of the heart to enter, or at the very least, it will awaken higher consciousness through the experiential process.
The journey into darkness requires courage, intention, and an open heart. Otherwise, fear will drive us away from the experience. We can spend lifetimes running faster and faster from the experience of death, change, or transformation. The truth is, every breath takes us through the full cycle of death and rebirth. Every inhale is the gift of life, the inhale of divine inspiration that animates our physical body for a momentary experience of Life. The exhale is the expiration of that moment, the letting go of what was, and the release that returns back to pure spirit. The exhale returns our body back to emptiness, vulnerable and open to the next inhale. The moment we stop breathing, our bodies stop functioning. Without breath, eventually our bodies shut down and cease to function. However, our consciousness remains.
Focusing on the tip of your nose and feeling each breath moving in and out, try to find the threshold or the doorway between the internal and the external, the gateway of spirit merging into matter. Each breath infuses our cells with new life, new potential, new vitality. Each exhale is a completion. At the still points between each inhale and exhale, we experience fullness and emptiness. We typically equate fullness with happiness or abundance, and emptiness with sadness or loss. Every breath contains the full cycle of both, in fact we can’t move forward unless we let go of the current breath. Emptiness precedes fullness.
If we fear or resist death, loss, or emptiness, we may tend to hold our breath, or try to control the exhale, never fully letting go. This gives a false sense of security, which creates a slow death by limiting the potential of oxygen, and almost suffocating through uptight stingy breathing. The faster and faster we run from the opportunity to let go, the closer we run towards unconscious death. Only by letting go can we truly live. By surrendering to every breath, we open fully to the gift of life. This is the key to transcending the karmic wheel of suffering…letting go, and dying fully to the moment, so a new one can arise. A brand new beginning, rooted in Love, from the heart.
The week begins on Monday 10/1 as the Black Moon is in an intimacy aspect with Chiron and Vesta is in a stepping stone with MakeMake. Chiron is currently sitting at 29 Pisces, which contains the infinite realm of human suffering, which is the entry point to refined personal mastery through wholeness. As we bring devotion to our current experiences, we step into our true nature, and we transcend the experience with the consciousness of Love.
Tuesday 10/2 is a Uranus Black Moon resource, a Neptune Pallus bridge, and a Mercury Pluto stepping stone. What once was suppressed or hidden is now awakened and fully empowered, revealing enlightenment through wisdom. Experience cultivates wisdom, and that wisdom illuminates clarity, as we communicate intuitively through the intangible realms. Our senses are heightened, and for those with faith in the unseen, we can unlock hidden dimensions of energy for release as creative potential.
On Wednesday 10/3, the Black Moon retrogrades back into a resource with Uranus. We’re revisiting and reviewing the awakening of hidden realms, like scanning through with a fine tooth comb.
Thursday 10/4, there are no major aspects. A day without aspects creates the extra space to breath deeply and trust what emerges from the heart.
On Friday 10/5, Venus stations retrograde at 11 Scorpio, the Black Moon retrogrades into an intimacy aspect with Chiron, and Mercury is in a bridge with Eris, joining the Light Bridge. The Black Moon is completely retracing her footsteps this week, reviewing and reflecting the choices to suppress and the choices to liberate and release. The amount of energy it takes to withhold can be felt as physical weight or pressure, and the release of that pressure is exhilarating. Retracing the footsteps creates refined mastery and validates the opportunities for healing as a way of living, moment to moment.
To let go is to live consciously. To hold on is to deny life. This changes everything at the heart level, and our commitment to honoring the sacredness of the heart changes our relationship with everything physical. As we focus on what matters most, which is Life, we let go of what we can’t control, which prolongs our life and our heart, and continues the recycled contribution of Love through every breath. This Venus retrograde journey will redesign our relationship with our heart, from a physical level, and ultimately transform our capacity to live powerfully by letting go of attachments and seeing through the multidimensional lens of Love, beyond the veils, beyond the physical dimension.
Saturday 10/6, Mercury joins Haumea for a new cycle as a still point in the Light Bridge. Our communications and our inner operating system elevate to the Light Bridge of awakened consciousness and 5D wholeness, and we gain cellular communication beyond this lifetime, beyond our physicality, through the unified field of One Love. Through the universal breath, all is visible, all is revealed, all is accessible and connected. There’s nothing to hold back or hold onto. Which also means there is no separation and no ending.
And Sunday 10/7 is a Sun Ceres conjunction, in a resource with the Great Attractor, followed by a Sun Neptune great eliminator, and a Ceres Neptune great eliminator. A new cycle that ushers our awakened light through the birth canal of each moment, like a brand new chapter, or new beginning that wipes the slate clean and allows us to start again. The more we practice letting go, the more we experience begin born anew, with innocence, clarity, and wisdom fully in tact.
The practice this week is to start again, on a blank slate, as a beginner. Every morning when you wake up, start again. No matter what kind of day you had yesterday, no matter what you experience while you slept and dreamt, let it all go, and start fresh, brand new. If you’ve had a challenging moment, or a tough conversation, or made a decision that didn’t turn out well….in the next breath, exhale completely, empty yourself out, and start again. Blank slate, new moment, new opportunity. If you’ve had a blissful, amazing, breathtaking day, where everything went better than expected, and you feel on top of the world…take a deep breath, and let it go completely…and start again. Surrender any attachments to good or bad, comfortable or uncomfortable, and be in the conscious practice of letting go of what was, and surrendering with an open heart to the next breath. By starting again, we remain open to the mystery of “I don’t know”, on the cutting edge of infinite possibilities, surrendered and courageous, receptive and responsive to all that appears.
“Quoting from Thomas Merton
Dialogues With Silence
The true contemplative is not one who prepares his mind for a particular message that he wants or expects to hear, but is one who remains empty because he knows that he can never expect to anticipate the words that will transform his darkness into light. He does not even anticipate a special kind of transformation. He does not demand light instead of darkness. He waits on the Word of God in silence, and, when he is answered it is not so much by a word that bursts into his silence. It is by his silence itself, suddenly, inexplicably revealing itself to him as a word of great power, full of the voice of God. (17)”
― Stephen Cope, The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living