The New Moon in Mutable Air on the 22nd May 2020 at 18:38 BST
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
We have been living through an amazing time. The clearness of the sky, the regeneration of the Earth; the reconsideration of what is truly important; the hunger to reach out and connect to others; the confrontation with ourselves; the looking deeply into the Shadow; the breaking down of structures and relationships that no longer serve; and the deep questioning of life and the way in which it has been generated.
Within the maelstrom of this redistribution of power, many questions have arisen concerning the nature of the reality we have consented to live within. Many stalwart structures have been tested, much chaos exists as we move through the nascent stages of the creation of a new paradigm. But do keep in mind that the Arts and Intelligentsia flourished in the years after similar profound celestial fertilisations – the Protestant movement, the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to name such evolutions.
But something does feel different about this time. Maybe it has to do with the massive increase in our ways of communicating, which has enabled our ability to disseminate information, informing us of options that previously we may not have realised we had. But whilst our ability to communicate with each other worldwide is continually expanding, the question concerning what we communicating to our world – love or fear – and how our media impacts society as a whole, has arisen.
A shift that started in 2004 and vastly accelerated in 2012 brought into our awareness of the collective neglect of the spiritual dimension to our ability to communication. As the Lights draw towards each other on Thursday the 22nd May and in preparation ahead of the Transmutation of Light occurring on the 3rd June, when Venus conjoins the Sun, we are experiencing the ripple of the process that arose from the seed planted in June 2012. The opening of this portal between the relative and transpersonal realms was reflected in a series of inner shifts that we, as a collective, have experienced since the summer of 2004, which have accelerated over the first half of 2012 that has led to the emergence of a transformed state of human consciousness.
The Shadow of the Heart
It was during this seeding phase that the Shadow side of our collective Heart was exposed, beginning an eight-year process of uncovering the unresolved, unspoken, fear-based feelings that we harbour in an attempt to raise up our Heart consciousness, infusing it with light so that heart en-lighten-ment could be made possible. Those unprocessed emotions are the puppeteers our behaviour, creating ways that undermine our relationships, frustrate intimacy, and cause breakdowns in communication which in turn may have blocked our ability to truly love ourselves and to share that love with another person.
As the message of Divine Feminine reawakens, our capacity to love others more completely, deeply and intensely has opened up, heightening feelings of self-love and self-appreciation. Reflected in a yearning to reconnect to our spiritual heart, relationships based purely on the physical have therefore been less enticing for so many as this heart opening journey, which originated back in 2004, has opened us up to the truth about all our relationships. The clear separation between the masculine and feminine, the spiritual and the mundane has been unavoidable, prompting many to no longer accept relationships solely focused on the physical, without recognising and consciously attempting to integrate both the Shadow and the Spirit. For many that has meant walking a solo path, as the energy that had previously been available to cajole, nurse, counsel, support, listen and do the work on behalf of an-other, has been turned inwards towards the healing and raising up of their own heart-energy.
And yet, this message arose within the zodiacal sign of Gemini, a sign that reflects the c0-existence of dualism – a spiritual and physical world; a Yin and Yang world; a day and a night; a woman and man – and the necessity to bridge the divide, through exchanging ideas, between them. The Divine Feminine has needed to re-emerge, consciously and freely, but not at the expense of the Masculine. The HIStory of humanity has been built within the repression of Yin qualities, and we can see that in the massive communications developments that have encouraged the exchange of information without context, meaning or depth. Misinterpretation arises from the absence of both context and process, body language, eye contact and emotional intelligence. Information for information sake has encouraged the development of separation and isolationism, qualities that the 2004 and 2012 Invocations have been attempting to rebalance.
The existence of the zodiacal sign of Gemini reminds us that for communication to be truly effective, these Yin qualities are required in equal balance – that listening is as important as speaking; that reflection is as important as action; that intuition is as important as fact. And as Venus aligns with Mercury on the day that the Lights align in Gemini on Thursday, we are drawing into our awareness the importance of kindness and love within what we communicate and we are asked to reflect on whether our words carry kindness and love or merely facts and information and whether we are openly communicate about living the path of lOve and to freely share the breath of lOve.
Additionally, the Sun and Venus align in Gemini for the first time since 2012 on the 3rd June and this phenomenon, known as Renovatio, marks the midpoint of a 40 day quarantine, or inner journey, during which the Initiate faces themselves, alone, in the dark, humbly stripping themselves of their ego, seeking atonement and ultimately raising their consciousness to a level that is able to fully embrace the light. Every 18 months this process takes place, forging a perfect pentagram through time, when each of the 5 alignments over 8 years are linked together, which means that there is a definitive process of heart-based evolution over an 8 year period. However each Initiation is intimately linked to a parent Initiation, the alignment of 2020 drawing us back to the profound fertilisation of 2012.
As Venus’ long sojourn arises in Gemini, her task is to ally the Spirit Heart with the Earth Heart, and she asks the following questions of you as an individual and us as a Collective –
Do I honour the exchange of love with my thoughts when engaging with everyone I come into contact with?
Do I seek to hear kindness in the heart of another no matter what the situation may be?
Do I speak from a place of lOve and do I hear lOve in what I receive?
Do I open my eye to seeing lOve in all that I witness and experience?
Gemini is about the duality of the worlds, the material world, which we manifest outside of ourselves and the inner world of love we have manifested like the flower, be still, see how beautiful the world is it does not move, it does not worry, it does not toil.
The infusion of the Light of lOve on the earth is central to this period of time.
I believe that it is important to hold space both for you and those closest in your life, as well as for our community, which has been extended to a global concept in tangible terms by the advancements in technology since 2004. There is no “out there” anymore. That notion has gone. The inner realm of your consciousness and the subsequent manifestations of your thoughts and feelings in the outer world of form are one and the same. And whilst this has always been the case, the sheer numbers of people awakening and really experiencing the reality that our thoughts directly impact our environment, has been the message that underpins all spiritual traditions, and is what our ancestors eluded to for the dawning of the next age of consciousness.
A New Earth
As we witness the emergence of a New Earth, we are living through the establishment of a New Way of Being. There is no separation between changes on Earth or in the human experience. The earth is lighting up and we are changing in response, which is bringing a balance in our spiritual values. Two final questions that the enforced quarantine has engendered ahead of the true quarantine are:
What is truly of value at this moment?
What value do I put on all of creation?
Please keep in mind that when you let go having to have, you let go of the illusion that money creates security or freedom, money being a physical manifestation of the notion of ‘value’. If you are of your spiritual self, kindness will flow not greed. Everything will be shared, so to bring a balance. Ask what can I give, not just money, but of the self. We can only create a change by changing ourselves. A new balance can be created against a system of greed.
Finally, in our relationships with others, it is good to let them know how much we appreciate their being in our lives. Let us be thankful for all of the qualities that we enjoy in others and let them know how much we appreciate them. Remember that what we appreciate, appreciates. The most effective way to accomplish self-understanding and personal mastery is through our relationships. We can monitor our process of personal mastery of our egos by observing our interrelations with others – are we experiencing conditional or unconditional love? Compassion opens the door to unconditional love. Unconditional love is supported by seeing the Divine in others and acting in integrity with love. Our relationships with others are our greatest gifts, and integrity is vital for each relationship to work. Do unto others what you would have them do unto you. It helps to ask, “What is the highest good for all concerned?” The higher good for all can be perceived in your heart from a feeling of love, which I believe is one of the deeper messages of the cosmic consciousness emerging during this coming lunation and Renovatio.
All rights reserved – Andrew Smith. Completed at 09:19 BST on the 17th May 2020.