The New Moon in Mutable Water (Pisces)
Conjoined Neptune and octile Uranus
6th March 2019 at 16:03 GMT
‘Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth’, attributed to Marcus Aurelius
The veil has been thinning; light has penetrated the dark recesses, opening your eyes to that which has been darkened, threatening your ignorant equanimity with questions, as you glimpse the feeding tubes secured to your throat, nourishing you with nothing but lies; what is true screams through your head as reality, it seems, is no longer solid.
In the past normality would return in the blink of an eye leaving you wondering what did you truly see, as many around you continue to sleep walk as they blindly pursue the insatiable hunger to ‘be’ someone, to ‘be’ successful, to ‘become’ other than you are, to attain abundance and success, messages that have been primed from birth to encourage an endowment of life with the gifts of a ‘man’ made world. But not this time.
It feels very different. The lies are too many. The gurus are dying.
No longer hungry to seek inspiration from someone more enlightened/ evolved/ conscious than you; no longer willing to be drawn into, or distracted by, those outrageous orchestrated dramas; no longer eager to focus on some illusory carrot being dangled in front of you, diverting you from your inner journey, you have started to better understand the difference between “power over” versus “taking on your own power”, bringing into your awareness the issues of living in accord with your truth and convictions. For too long, desire has turned joy into an illness, exhausting your sOul as you gave of yourself to the pursuit of a future built from fear of lack, drugged by your phone, distracted with irrelevant information that served to confuse and disorientate you from what is truly important, severing you from your creative heart and burdening you with the illusion of time. And you are weary of it all.
Not weary in a futile way, after all that path that leads to apathy, a darkened place devoid of meaning, purpose or joy. Weary from the constant bombardment of subjective polemics, hidden beneath the pretence of objective truth. Weary from the pressure to conform to what you are supposed to do. Weary from the devastatingly destructive games that those clinging to their perch at the top of the collapsing pyramid play. Weary from the constant encouragement to look out there for answers, when you know that you are the answer to you. Weary from the obsession with the physical world, when there is too much to suggest that reality is not truly solid, that we each live within a dream and that you can create your own reality. Weary at the helplessness that many appear to have forgotten that they possess within the frightening potential of an unlimited creativity, a fuel to sustain, a mind that inspires and a heart that cares. The world is not how it is being portrayed. Kindness abounds, despite the lies drip fed by those who need your fear.
Who needs the faint sweet waft of the herb or an ayahuasca ceremony with a shaman when you can merge with the gOdhead all on your own, whether you intend to or not?!! Who needs to theorise about the oneness of consciousness and the relevancy of quantum mechanics, fractal or holographic consciousness, multiple universe and superstring theory when you know that you inhabit several universe, space-times and dimensions all at once? Who needs a Marvel superhero movie or sci-fi adventure when your reality plays out like a Stan Lee comic? Levitating an X-Wing from a Dagobah swamp? No problem! Need a master to guide you? Nope. Understand what those ascended Masters spoke of, that sounded like riddles several years ago, yet now you are living and breathing every word that they also experienced?
While it all sounds magical and perhaps a little too good, what is emerging for you is in stark contrast to the increasingly bewildering and disillusioning circumstances that have permeated your life, dissolving everything solid – your health, your career, your ego, your identity, your sense of Self, your relationships. True freedom beckons, a freedom free of the pressure of being someone, of achieving something, of making it.
If you look at how deeply your ego structures have been stripped of late; if you look at how humbling it is to feel less solid and less secure; if you look at how profound it is to realise that many of those structures that are dissolving are not ‘you’ and that you are being left with who you truly are; you can see that true freedom is being ‘cognitively conscious’, a humbling, yet necessary journey, as you let go and allow yourself ‘be’. At the core, to ‘be’ is to experience ‘lOve’. When you live from lOve, you live what you lOve, you are lOve and you are sustained (at all levels). You are sustained, supported and self-actualised. In other words you make a living from what you lOve. This may not mean that you put away for that fearful rainy day, or that you accumulate the security of Rumpelstiltskin’s gold, but it means that you will create a life that sustains you and those you lOve.
The universe is transformation: life is opinion. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (George Long Translation) (IV:3)
A deeper reason for being ‘stripped’ is so you can shed your life of all the themes, scripts and reasons that have supported you living separate from your cOre being, after all the world we live in has been created so that you are not you! Remember that the effect of anything on you, whether negative or positive, is due not to the thing itself, but to your perception of and attitude to, or ‘judgment’ of, the thing. Whatever distresses you, the distress is within your own power to end. If the cause is something external, then the distress arises from your attitude to it, which you can change; if its cause is internal, then you can change your way of thinking; and finally, if its cause is external and genuinely insurmountable, then you should not be distressed, because it is something you have no power to change!
In the end it is only lOve in its various guises that heals the inner anger of feeling trapped by circumstances, and that is a lonely journey, since it is only you who can walk that path. No-one can truly travel with you into the deepest and highest dimensions of your consciousness, venturing past the known boundaries of your inner solar system to the further reaches of your galaxy, quickening and enlivening your ascension process and divining wisdom that will help you dissolve the boundaries that have kept your soul in check.
You are lOve. Not just a part of lOve. You are utterly, one hundred percent lOve. Your egoic boundaries, your sense of personal identity and any sense you have of a vaster Intelligence have fused and are One. Your awareness of an underlying interconnectedness of all things is fundamental and implicate. Serendipitous and ‘coincidental’ experiences abound opening up fertile and fruitful avenues. Your ability to tune into the Zeitgeist is profound and through all you do you have the opportunity to embody Source consciousness. Arising within you is a deep experientially grasp the meaning of William Blake’s poem ‘to see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour…’
The sky is alive, teeming with consciousness. Its movement mirrors our movement. Its conversation mirrors ours. And as the Sun and Moon draw into each other’s arms, your Inner and Outer light unites. This 6th March 2019 embrace is one of a phenomenal peak spiritual opening, replete with visions, insights, healing, an awareness of your ‘ten’ senses, even if you are not inclined towards matters of a transcendental nature! If you tend towards atheism, frame this cycle in terms of connecting with something you hold as numinous – a concept or ideal that has motivated and guided you as you now experience a gentle shift of focus from ego concerns to broader, philanthropic dimensions.
As this lunation peaks, you will start to feel a re-birthing of confidence; a reanimation of your life essence; a feeling of aliveness and of utter purposeful connection as your spirit and soul align, awakening yourself to all you have been and all you can be. You can gain a deeper insight into any disconnect between vision and truth, as the world surrounding you prompts you into an existential questioning of the socio-spiritual values that you have grown within and whether your own inner journey of spiritual awakening resonates with the people to whom you initially sought to ally.
Remember that when you are in lOve with life, your creativity is enhanced, as you want to enhance beauty, bring in more music, feel and move to the rhythm that lies deep within creation and can see the infinite possibilities that are on offer. When you permit lOve to flow through you, trust and surrendering are easy to engage as the wild in you enlivens and sharpens your reality, opening you up to a more colourful and enriched life, daring you to walk boldly along a path that the conservative voices within chastise you for. Life was meant to be experienced without limits and without fear, as it is for living, for passion, for enchantment and enormously fecund with opportunity.
Within this space, opportunity invites you to embrace a more open expression of your heart centred reality, regardless of whether you ‘see’ yourself as possessing an intrinsic sense of creativity, in the classical sense of the term, or not. Insight abounds, opening your awareness to a more full and complete expression of your heart-mind, enhancing your ability to discern between choices led by your ego and those led by your soul.
This is not a time to ‘see’ the destination. It is also not the time to micro manage and plan how to ‘get’ there. No, this is a time of trust – trust that your soul knows its own geography and has its eager hands on a compass, hungrily waiting for you to get out of your own way. Trust that you can never be lonely and that help will always be there if only you would ask.
Learn to find ease in risk, after all it is not a true risk to express the full capacity of your soul’s potential when happiness, joy and abundance await for those who embrace themselves. In time you will be at home; in time you will connect with others who similarly resonate; in time you will make a full sustainable living; in time the pain you feel will cease; in time the marks from the chains that held you fast will fade; in time you will realise just how courageous you have been to feel the call to awaken, to listen to it and to submit utterly, risking all that you think you have to bring forth that unprotected, vulnerable interior space wherein your truth, your heart, your honesty lies.
So hold nothing back, postpone the dream no longer. It is not necessary. You are your dream. You have the courage and are doing what you came here to do.
All rights reserved byAndrew Smith. Completed at 09:11 GMT, 3rd March 2019.
 The first phrase of each sentence appears to represent an idea found at Meditations 2.15, and again at 12.8, 12.22, and 12.26, translated variously as “Remember that all is opinion” (George Long, P. F. Collier & Son 1909), “Everything is what you judge it to be” (A. S. L. Farquharson, Oxford University Press 1944, World’s Classics 1990), “Things are determined by the view taken of them” (Maxwell Staniforth, Penguin Classics 1964), “Everything is what you suppose it to be” (Robin Hard, Oxford World’s Classics 2011), and “All is as thinking makes it so” (Martin Hammond, Penguin Classics 2006). All of which serves the point regarding perception and perspective!