The New Moon in Mutable Air conjoined Aldebaran on the 30th of May 2022 at 12:30 pm BST
In the beginning there was sound. That sound is carried upon a Great Wind, ever blowing and every constant. That sound, along whose unseen path presence builds its quiet procession, is the source everything that is created. It is what carried your Soul into being as your emanations arose from its tonal vibration, forging those pathways that make up your unique patterning and your soul’s essence.
That sound gives rise to your breath, and the sound that emanates from within you, while has echoes in eternity, carries on it your voice and its tone, the intention of those words that you choose to project onto your sound being the vocal expression of your soul.
What you breathe contains within it the memory of all that you are and all that you have been. Your voice, in turn, is an expression of how you breathe; it is an expression of what you believe; what you say is an expression of your Soul’s essence; how you say it is an expression of where you are in yourself and the nature of your Soul. What you say and how you say it will have an impact on your world in the same way that what you listen to and how you listen will have an impact on your soul.
The first thing that you do when you come into being is to draw forth air. The last act that you will experience as you leave for spirit is to let your breath go. And all through your life, you will inhale and exhale; hear and listen; a perpetual rhythm that varies according to psychological state. If you favour one state over the other, atrophy takes place. The trick is to balance both – to stand at the gateway between those two states.
Reflect for a moment on the two seas that are contained within the boundaries of Israel – The Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee. The latter is teaming with life, while the former contains no life at all, yet they are both fed by the same river. How can that be? The Sea of Galilee receives water at one end and gives water at the other. The Dead Sea only receives water, as it has no river from which it drains. So it is with life and your breath. If you only receive or only give, you will not truly live.
Within the astrological tradition the act of giving is called Cardinal and the act of receiving is called Fixed. However, the two way interaction between your life and the lives of those around you is contained within the Mutable signs. It is through those moveable signs that you are reminded that to live, to feel, to be and to breathe is a two way process – receive and give; give and receive.
During the lunation of the 30th May 2022, the pathway of breath, Gemini, is offered to you to reappraise the quality of the ideas that have settled within you and how they are truly reflected in the world around you. After all according to the spiritual traditions, the manner in which the world surrounding you reflects your inner state of mind.
Yet maintaining the consistency of your own breath can be a challenge because you are not living within an isolated bell jar separate from those within your environment. And this does not take into consideration the anxiety of watching what you share and receive whilst living within an immature reality wherein you cannot have opposing/ contradictory views.
Furthermore, this “air” you inhale deeply into your being is not simply there to aid you to receive the necessary oxygen to keep you alive! It allows sound and light to circulate. Information is carried on those light and sound waves. The quality of the sound and light that you give permission to penetrate your Being is important as you become what you think about in the same way that you are what you eat.
The nature and quality of your thoughts has an impact on the world that you perceive and subsequently on your interaction with your world. The natural exchange of information from you to someone else not only leads to a cross-pollination of perspectives but it empowers you to acquire knowledge thereby enhancing (or otherwise) your understanding of your life, supporting you to make more informed decisions.
Moreover if you flick the switch and open up your third eye, there are in-sights that arise from beyond this plane, whose purpose is to serve the evolution of your humanity, as you tune into a consciousness that ‘sees and hears’ the sounds and light that our regular senses don’t. It is those very impulses that enable us to gain deeper meaning to any exchange that we encounter and further opening up the chambers of your heart to live with greater tolerance, understanding, compassion and respect.
Remember the teachings from the gospel of Thomas, verse 22 – ‘When you make the two One and you make the inner even as the outer and the outer even as the inner and the above even as the below … then you shall enter the kingdom’. As two eyes and ears become the One, the heart and mind no longer exist separately and promote dualism, just as the ability to hold a space for contradiction and diversity matures.
The Watchers of Incarnation
As Monday’s Mutable Air (Geminian) lunation holds an additional balancing emphasis as the celestial lights stand between the two of the Watchers of this realm and the Pillars of Time, or Incarnation, (Aldebaran and Antares). These red-orange stars are gateways to our physical incarnation and excarnation path, as the mysteries of the mind and heart are revealed, complimenting each other as the in-sights from the all-seeing eye is balanced by the all-feeling heart. Their presence within our collective hive consciousness gives rise to our ability to access wisdom from beyond this realm, enabling us to raise up our humanity and to live openly and comfortably within the Cartesian split prevalent within this plane of reality.
Their presence during this Mutable Air lunation opens up a slightly deeper question beyond ‘what do you breathe in’, but from where do you breathe in? Do you allow the insights from the Eye that Sees penetrate your being, filling you with in-sight and meaning or do you merely respond from a de-compartmentalised rational mind?
Furthermore, the question also arises, from where do you exhale into your world? Does it come from a place rooted in love, compassion and trust or a place of fear, isolation and anxiety? In other words, does it come straight from Spirit or has it been filtered and diluted by the egoic Mind?
As our world continues to move through this profound redistribution of power, you are being challenged to raise up the vibrational intention of your humanity beyond the binary dualism of us against them as a multitude of drugs are being pushed to dumb you down and to keep you from seeing the truth. The message of this lunation is nicely summed up within the Lakota prayer that I’d like to leave you with, in the hope that you are able to take time to see and hear beyond the distractions of the ‘two’, so that you can stand in the middle where the one resides.
“Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond my fear, and thus walk in balance with the passing of each glorious sun.”
Cover Art by Anastasiya Cemetery