It was only a couple of days ago when she emerged from the Vault of Light, renewed, refreshed and innocent of the ways of this world. And today something stirs. A heat that consumes. A fire that rises up and through her, it flames fanning through her veins, raising her pulse and quickening her heart. She struggle to breathe, consumed as she is by this new sensation.
A flash of insight, a moment of numinosity draws her back to that blissful state and yet, that heat is ever so distracting. How to channel it? How to find a way to let it coarse through her, hungrily whetting her appetite for fruit she has yet to taste? She doesn’t want to feel this way, yet she feel compelled to continue feeling… Is this the apple that the snake offered? How can she retain the seduction within her, without being distracted and consumed? How can she remember her true divinity without becoming chained to this longing and yearning for … ???
Two powerful forces often intertwine and sometimes clash: Eros, the primal and transformative force of love, and Desire, the innate longing for fulfilment and satisfaction. Eros, often associated with romantic love, encompasses a profound sense of connection, passion, and the merging of souls. It is the force that drives us to seek intimacy, vulnerability, and deep emotional bonds. Eros ignites the flame of longing and opens the gateway to our most authentic selves. It reminds us that we are capable of profound love and can experience transcendence through union.
On the other hand, desire arises from the human experience of longing and yearning for what we perceive as missing or incomplete. It is the force that fuels our ambitions, drives our actions, and propels us towards growth and self-actualization. Desire is not inherently negative or problematic; it is the quest for fulfilment and expansion on our path of self-discovery.
However, when Eros and Desire become detached from one another, disharmony can emerge. Desire, when untamed, can lead to attachment, craving, and suffering. It may create an illusion of separateness, fostering a sense of insatiability that prevents us from truly connecting with others and ourselves. Conversely, if Eros is suppressed or denied, desires can become distorted and disconnected from our genuine essence.
As spiritual beings navigating this physical existence, reconciling these two forces becomes an essential journey of self-discovery and integration. Reconciling Eros and Desire begins with cultivating self-awareness and embracing the interconnectedness of these forces. It involves honouring the uniqueness of your desires while aligning them with the deeper truths of love and connection.
And so as this weekend unfolds observing the intricate dance between Eros and Desire, you are called to find an opportunity for profound transformation and growth. Embracing both forces with awareness and love allows you to embody a greater wholeness within yourself and connect deeply with others. May this journey of reconciliation remember the divine spark within and lead you to a harmonious union of Eros and Desire this time around.
Reflection on Retrograde Morning Star Venus’ octile to Mutable Earth Mars