Healing your Inner Reality
The New Moon in Fixed Earth, Octile Neptune, square Saturn and conjoined Uranus on the 23rd April 2020 at 3:25am BST
‘Master, how can I face isolation?’
‘Clean your house thoroughly. Make your house bright and well cared for. Remove the dust and cobwebs and scrub even in the most hidden places. Remember that your house symbolises your body: if you take care of it, you also take care of yourself.’
‘Master but the time is so long. After taking care of myself through my house, how can I live in isolation?’
‘Next you can repair what needs to be fixed and remove what you no longer need. Use this time to dedicate yourself to patchwork, mending the ends of your trousers, sewing the frayed edges of your dresses, restoring any worn furniture, repairing everything worth repairing. And that which cannot be repaired or is no longer needed then throw it away with gratitude and the awareness that its time has come. Remember that by repairing, restoring, renewing and letting go of the stuff essential to your current needs, you also repair or remove what is also inside of you.’
‘Master, and then what? What can I do with all this time alone?’
‘Plant something, even if it is just a seed in a pot. Alternatively you could take care of a plant, watering and talking to it every day, removing the dry leaves and weeds that suffocate it and steal its precious vital energy. It is a way of caring for your inner seeds, your desires, your intentions, your ideals.’
‘Master, and what if the void comes to visit me? What if I encounter anxiety or fear of illness and death?’
‘Don’t ignore them. They are visiting you for a reason, so try talking to them. Prepare the table for them too. Invite each of your anxieties and fears to dinner with you and ask them why they came from so far to be in your home. What gift do they bring to you? What message do they want to communicate to you?’
‘Master, I don’t think I can do this’
‘Little Spirit, isolation may not be your problem! The fear of facing your inner demons is. Those very things that you busy your life to avoid; those very questions that need to be asked; those unresolved scripts and patterns that you shy from, are not demons but are your jailor! They are the very things that imprison you. Now you can’t run. So look them straight in the eyes, listen to them with your full attention and awareness and you will discover why they have put you against the wall. They have isolated you so they can talk to you. These conversations are seeds that can only sprout in isolation…’
How are you truly doing amidst this redistribution of power, a time, whether artificially hijacked by the governing forces, terrified of losing their grip on power, or Gaia’s attempt to be heard? For many introverted sOul explorers, what we, as a collective, are moving through is no different than normal! However for many who talk of detoxing, of having time to focus on things that matter, having time to grow and explore skills neglected by external busyness or having time aplenty to write, play music, garden, read, this time has been confrontational on many levels, as external busyness has been replaced by internal busyness, avoidance and denial.
So let me ask you, as we continue to spend time within this enforced period of isolation, have you truly made use of this time to grow? To deepen? To look within and to listen to your gut instinct? To be still and reflect on how much of your life is genuinely yours and how much has been driven by external agencies? Have you distracted yourself with Netflix, with watching the ‘death’ count, with YouTube, with government propaganda and social media conspiracies? Have you given yourself permission to be present and to allow your interiority to grow? Have you taken this opportunity to simplify, to care for yourself and those you love, to re-prioritise and to listen to your intuition? Have you taken the time to listen to the jOy of Nature, flourishing again in our absence? Have you noticed the birds song, the freshness of the urban air and the distinct lack of chemtrails?
What an opportunity to awaken we have been given! Everything is so, so transparent at the moment – evil does what evil does – tells you exactly what it is going to do and then does it; good continues to quietly grow, as Phila, Storge and Agape flourishes benefiting our sense of community, fellowship, humanity, kindness and consideration. And yet, we have lived through aspects of this time before, though at a time when consciousness was different and the accessibility to information was limited. It was during that time that decisions were made to tame Nature and humanity, subduing both for the good of those who seek absolute power. We swore never to return there; never to be swayed by the canorous timbre of our benevolent and compassionate democratic leaders; never to use technology at the expense of our humanity; never to allow the decisions of one nation dictate to the rest of us. And yet, here we are a living embodiment of Orwell’s 1949 publication, as his-tory potentially repeats itself.
Yet all spiritual traditions teach us that the external world is merely a mirror of our personal and collective inner worlds and the more conscientiously we tend to ourselves, confronting those vices that enslaves us, those slights we harbour, those hurts we have not healed from, those belittling voices that we busy ourselves to ignore and those traumas that we have buried and denied both confrontation and integration, the more the world around us responds in kind. Without sounding conspiratorial, there is a good reason why our world is full of distractions, why it operates at breakneck speed and why gaslighting has been used to good avail since the 1930s…
And now the perfect opportunity to start a quiet revolution is upon us. Regardless of whether the Sars-CoVid-19 virus was mechanically engineered or not, whether it was accidentally or intentionally released, whether the reactions of governments is genuine or contrived, the simple fact remains, we are in relative social isolation, with many people facing a greatly reduced ‘work’ load and increased time with family and those you love or don’t! That isolation is going to confront each of us in unique ways and if we can spend that time exploring those very demons that are arising, facing them down with love and compassion, listening to what they have to say and truly learning from them, true freedom awaits; true health awaits; true awareness awaits; and true awakening awaits. And from that awareness grows a healthier world. From that freedom, true social democracy flourishes. From that vitality, true nourishment is sustained. Inwardly and outwardly…
The concept of directing energy inwardly is known in astrology as Fixity. The notion of Fixity has a bad reputation within a Yang orientated world obsessed with proactivity, obvious movement and reactiveness. And yet, each of the four Fixed Signs, are all extant because of the existence of the Inner Spirit (Leo), the Inner Voice (Aquarius), the Inner Heart (Scorpio) and the Inner Reality (Taurus). You know that to be true, as you have an inner voice, a private heart, an indomitable spirit and a strong gut instinct. Yet it is those very characteristics that are frightening to the controlling powers, something that Big Brother tried to destroy in Winston Smith, something that our current social construct has tried to destroy at every level of our society.
The ability to construct our reality lies in the domain of the Earth, one of the four consciousness building blocks that exist within our cosmic DNA. From an evidence based perspective, tangible and consistent results are favoured, yet reality is constructed from the musing of an inner reality first and foremost, after all “knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress and giving birth to evolution” (Einstein). Imagination is another term for an inner process, as it the faculty of forming new ideas, images or concepts of external objects not present to the physical senses.
The combination of Fixity and of Earth yields a consciousness block from which our inner reality emerges and by extension the construction of our outer reality. Another term for Fixed Earth is Taurus, and it is within this zodiacal sign that the 23rd April lunation falls. To repeat what I have written previously, the spiritual significance of a lunation is that the Inner (Moon) and Outer (Sun) Lights of our collective consciousness unify, yielding a more cohesive and unified renewal of the consciousness category within which those Lights embrace. The personal significance of any lunation is that is offers you an opportunity to consciously reconnect and re-envision your relationship to that cosmic consciousness within you. This month, it is Taurus that is being re-enlivened and since your third eye is also being activated, the opportunity to truly see through the personal and private limitations that occlude you from generating a truly jOy filled personal reality arises.
Yet enforced isolation has its own geography and since many of us have damaged or unhappy private worlds, facing those dis-eases down may not be easy. However, the only path to true freedom is to face down those enemies and to heal them; the only way to create a new reality for yourself, is to face down those enemies and to heal them; and the only way that your external reality can be created, is to face down those enemies and to heal them!! It may be painful, but then as any first time mother knows, birth arises from intense pain, labouring and suffering, and this is a profound birthing time for us collectively. We birthed our current reality in the 1930s and reaction to the 1930s. We are living through a 21st century 1930s now and I certainly do not envision living colonised. Do you?
If not, this lunation is a good starting point to put into motion the true healing of your inner reality and by the time the Taurean Full Moon arises on the 31st October, we will start to see the evidence of this massive awakening push.
Heal well. We need your healing for our new reality.
All rights reserved – Andrew Smith. Completed at 14:52 BST on the 15th April 2020