The New Moon in Cardinal Air on the September 25th at 22:54 BST
In the darkness… a voice had begun to sing. Sometimes it seemed to come from all directions at once. Sometimes he almost thought it was coming out of the earth beneath them… There were no words. There was hardly even a tune. But it was, beyond comprehension, the most beautiful noise he had every heard. The voice was suddenly joined by other voices… [that] were in harmony with it… [and] the blackness… all at once, was blazing with stars.
- The Magician’s Nephew, The Fight at the Lamp Post, C. S. Lewis
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them- Henry Thoreau
‘Let your eye catch the sound’- Tozan
Just as the Shining One illuminates the path to incarnation through the Eastern doorway in the morning and descends into the Honeyed Plain of Bliss through the Western doorway each evening, so too our lives follow this perpetual cycle of accentuating and diminishing Light in every facet of our lives from birth through to death.
Bathed in a very specific yellow frequency, the light we perceive through our eyes carries more than merely luminescence. It carries raw Intelligence, made tangible by the sound that emanates from its frequency, a tone inaudible to the ear, yet all-encompassing, bathing us within an enlivened aura of information and awareness, enabling us to perceive Creation and to create life, after all it is said that in the beginning was the Word…
The song of which Thoreau references has nothing to do with melody but this creative essence of Infinite Intelligence within you, a unique frequency that seeks an outlet. Within you lies a tone that gives greater expression to your Divine Nature, that creative life-force that flows through you.
And yet for so many adults, allowing this song to freely and openly come forth is not easy. Just think for a moment on why speaking truthfully, transparently and honestly about authentic heart-felt topics, without judgement or ego is so difficult. I am not referring to public speaking but to the reluctance to initiate authentic conversations about the deeper and true values that you hold dear. Perhaps it has something to do with the world within which we have created – a world that constantly tells you that your opinions do not matter and by extension, you do not really matter.
Speaking openly requires courage because to confidently ‘sing your song’ is a deeply raw and primal experience. Within our current cancel culture, to engage an authentic conversation you will have to take a path through a dimly lit region at the edge your soul, a place called fear – fear of rejection, fear of not being accepted; fear of not being loved.
Yet in spite of the fact that you may fear that you won’t be loved, to openly speak your truth is one of the most important and freeing things you can do, as each of us seeks to create a world in to which our voice is housed.
But what voice am I talking about?
Your voice is your outward creative expression that arises from the sacred being you are. It is that place within you where the infinite intelligence of gOd has personalised itself, imbued in the fabric of your being at your moment of this incarnation. It is the desire within you to push out and connect your creative being with other souls and your essence writ plain for the world to see.
And it is a place within you that astrologers call Cardinal Air, or Libra!
Innate to being human is the expression of sound. Known as the element of Air, sound composes three states
- The Mutable Sound, or Geminian tone which is the experience of sharing and exchanging our respective voices, a state that arises out of
- the Fixed Sound, or Aquarian state which is tone that is generated from deep within your private being, a tone unique to your soul imprint and the source of your own intelligence Awareness.
- The Cardinal Sound, is also called Libra, and this is the sound that seeks to breathe out into the world, creating your world from the specific harmonies that attract life, people and events towards you. It is this song that carries the greatest anxiety and vulnerability, as it is an outward expression of Your Song, a song generated within the Fixed state.
The Annual Unfoldment
The Earth’s orbit around the Yellow Tone creates a metronomic rhythm that brings to the forefront of consciousness the opportunity to renew your relationship with Your Song each Solar year from the 22nd/ 23rd September through to the 23rd October. During this time the Life Giver blazes its light-tone through this realm outlining humanity’s fundamental need to initiate dialogue and to share your ‘music’ with all whom you connect with.
The annual cyclical illumination of our cosmic consciousness may have but twelve themes, but each yearly sojourn generates its own unique tone adding a slightly different inflection to the way in which your voice is articulated. It is no surprise, therefore, that within a highly regulated and controlled information-matrix, utterly autonomous articulations are branded as being ‘weird’, ‘conspiratorial’, unsubstantiated or irrelevant, and it is to this denial that the 22nd Libran invocation of the twenty first century focuses on.
“Awaken my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out into the vast fields of light and let it breathe” Hafiz
Increasingly conscious of your surroundings, your sensitivity towards being hemmed in builds. Freedom of expression is all you want; to live your truth and in accordance with your sense of who you are. But remembering who that person is, is hard amidst the burden of conformity and slavery. You know what you don’t like and you know what you would like to do but may lack the confidence to strike out and risk everything. It is the perfect recipe for irritation.
So will you let the system grind you into submission, draining you of what makes you unique? Or will you wake from your coma and bravely let your voice shine forth? That is what you are being called to explore as the Lights align in connection to the Saturn-Uranus square.
The Kairos is ripe to enable your further awakening as you are being called upon to discard those facets of Self that are no longer necessary or have been shaped by someone else’s opinion or idea of who you are. You are being prompted to drop any constructed identification and allow shine forth that part of you that is eternal. This time can also offer you an insight and understanding as to what issues you may carry around openly expressing yourself and how you are in the world.
But what if I am not a Libran?
Everyone has access to this Cardinal Air consciousness regardless of whether there exists a planetary body within this airy domain at the moment of their birth. Therefore everyone can share their voice.
If the message of Cardinal Air, or Libra, is to encourage the initiation of dialogue therefore expressing your cosmic consciousness, the question must be – ‘what is it that you are disseminating?’ During this forth coming lunation I would ask you to reflect on whether your voice, and what you speak of, is genuinely yours or does it come from your persona?
Within you are many voices – many of whom originate from external sources such as your parents and family members; your educational/ religious/ socio-economic conditions; and from your karma. But can you pause for a moment and imagine what your world would be like if you stripped away the layers of external thought forms that influences your reality and focused only on what you truly feel, think and believe!
As the Sun and Moon draw into a tight embrace on the 25th September, renewing the place within our cosmic soul that seeks to openly breathe its Truth, a time has come to enable you to confidently walk to the edge of that dark place called fear and uncertainty and to let your voice be clearly heard. As you reconnect with that place within you called Libra; when you are willing to talk openly about who you are; as you live in consort with your Being; something mystical and magical begins to happen: the sound that emanates through your voice, touches the hearts and minds of others, as your heart opens and your soul soars as you revel in who you were born to be.
All rights reserved. Andrew Smith, completed at 13:55 BST, 18th September 2022
Cover Art by Tatiana Iliina