Artwork: Gyuri Lohmuller
What happens when we let our hearts break open? When we let our heart song be heard with all of its joy, hope, idealism or utter defeat in the face of the world’s problems? What happens if there’s no one there to catch us? To hold us and give us exactly what we need? Perhaps this is what happened before, but perhaps this is the moment when someone will be there once again to heal it all with unconditional love.
Scorpio season brings us into our deepest feelings and fears, especially with the final Jupiter-Pluto conjunction of the year. This is the aspect that brought us Corona and a year of fears exploding. If we want to look at the immune system as a faith based system (it is after all ruled by Neptune the planet of our faith in what is beyond the visible realms) then this year has taught us about the power of what we believe.
The warrior planet Mars is teaching us something deep and true about our courage at this time. Courage is useless when everything is going great. It is only called upon when we must face our fears. This is why Mars rules the sign of Scorpio, the sign of confronting our fears that we may know more deeply our own strength, courage and power.
We have all been left at the altar in some way shape or form. Bared our soul and tender bellies only to have them scratched out in anguish. The warrior planet is rising each night as the midnight star to remind us to never let these experiences deter us from continuing to dedicate ourselves to love, truth and the protection of that which is sacred. If you desire courage, I encourage you to step outside and receive the light of Mars and ask that you be shown yours once again.
Mars and Venus opposed one another this week asking that we take a hard look at where we think the masculine and feminine principles cannot exist harmoniously. That to be deep, receptive, forgiving and feminine is contrary to our warrior strength. In fact, they are but two sides of the same essence- Source. For the divine masculine and feminine principles are but the primary division of the One, Truth, Source, God as you understand it. Therefore, we cannot be truly strong if we are not flexible, tender without courage, directed without openness.
Moon joined Venus on the 12th, marking the ignition of the Gate of Personal Power, the Solar Plexus, the center of our will and focused energy. It is like the Mars center of Venus. Aligning with the same day that we have the final Jupiter-Pluto meeting the heavens seems to say “Let your heart be cracked open and allow that deep effulgent, primordial power of love to ooze from every pore of your being. Sit inside it a while. Relish in the power of knowing your true, ineffable self. Now direct that through the Heart.”
Mars, traditional ruler of this lunation stationed direct Friday the 13th after nearly 3 months of retrograde. This aligning with the final Jupiter-Pluto conjunction carries a deep message around how we use our energy.
This year has been most vastly characterized by the Jupiter-Pluto meetings in Capricorn, and this final one is asking us to seek closure. The first time they met in January, our fears (Pluto) were expanded (Jupiter) as the media told the story of a virus that was killing a frighteningly large amount of people. We heard reports of a virus unlike anything ever seen before. That we should sanitize everything all the time or else this unkillable, phantom virus would surely take our lives and the lives of those we love.
Being in the sign of Capricorn, manifestations were seen in the expansions of government control, mandates and lockdowns. The coming Jupiter-Saturn joining may see more of this again. But most importantly our desire to be responsible, integitous members of society was activated as we were told to wear masks, to distance ourselves from the people and places we loved and sanitize like our lives depended on it. We were left in a room, looking at a screen to tell us what life was and all that was happening instead of being allowed to participate in it.
Two months later, just when we thought maybe things would improve, it got scarier, and the story of our fears got bigger once again.
Now, we have all had quite a bit of time to see more clearly what is going on for ourselves. Hopefully, with the help of Mars retrograding in Aries, now recently direct, we have done some inner work, spirit questing and thinking for ourselves. Observing and looking beyond, a little bit deeper and more truly at what is happening.
Now is the moment, inside of this New Moon, to get really real with the deep lessons that this year has brought up for us. The fears, whatever they have been are no longer as hidden, shocking or deniable.
Whatever they are for each of us, this lunation is the portal to place them in for transformation. To truly let them become our greatest super powers, for when we embrace our deepest wounds and direct them with determination towards being of service to love and healing, this is the promise- they will change the world.
This Moon holds some deep codes for healing, if we are willing to do the deep work. For isn’t that were the true healing truly comes from? Deep work like having connected, inspiring conversations. One where we tell our stories, our deepest truths and reflect on how we have grown spiritually from them. One where we appreciate how far we have come in spite of the challenges, and without discounting the ugly, uncomfortable parts of what got us here, because we know that it is this deep turmoil that has grown into our superpowers.
This is a time of looking starkly at our fears. Of lovingly releasing judgement around them. Engage the Cancerian mother’s love of acceptance and understanding and bring emotional connection to your fears. Embrace your little child and give them understanding for why you had those fears. Mostly. It is due to a lack of connection with source as divine and pure love that keeps us stuck in.
When we look at and surrender our fears into love, we can then take practical action towards sustainability and progress.
Allow this rendering of fear and hatred to dissolve into peace and love. The polarity created by “right and wrong” is designed to keep us apart. The outer world of politics and social struggles does not represent spiritual truths, only the struggle to reach them. No one side encompasses this at this time. But if we return to our hearts to embrace and develop this right now, we can then create from a full heart, filled with the love of source and help to co-create the world that reflects our hearts truth.
Pallas Athena holds a special key within this lunation to unlocking our personal power. She reminds us that there is always more than meets the eye, and that embracing wisdom within all of our actions grounds us to be the change we wish to see in the world.
Pallas Athena represents the part of the feminine that survived the rise of patriarchy. In order to survive, she turned against her sisters, and against parts of her feminine nature. She is also being reborn again in the Pluto-Jupiter sauce.
She is asking us to look at the parts of our own nature that we have denied in order to gain security and control. What sensitivities, tenderness, trust, community have we forsaken for safety and security? And actually look to see- do you truly feel more safe and secure as a result?
Or is there a falseness in this grasping? Where would you actually feel more whole, embodied, alive and complete in your life if you embraced your community, heart-connection and the joy that comes from being an active participant in the exchange of ideas in physical landscapes with other humans.
This lunation asks for us to truly process the wounds of separation that we have all collectively experienced this year and to make a final resolution as a result. Dig deep friends, for the power rendered from exploring our fears at this time may be the foundation upon which a new future is built. Seek and hold the vision of utopia within your heart as you dive into this potent New Moon.