~ New Beginnings ~ Initiation ~ ReBirth ~
Every year we initiate a new annual cycle when the Sun enters Aries, the Infant on the Karmic Wheel, Spring Equinox honors the Light and initiates forward movement and whatever Planetary Alignments of the time assist, by contributing to the energetic mix, their power and lessons. This year, there are many assistants to your *process* of unfoldment, but the *stars* of this initiation are: Pluto, Venus and Mars. (Bigger themes still apply, like the Saturn/Uranus, but herein I am referring to the current ANNUAL cycle.)
Pluto in Capricorn, purifying and transforming what you are truly responsible for, which is ultimately your contribution. Venus Retrograde in Aries at the beginning of 2009, rebirthing your identity to reflect your new values and priorities ... so that by the end of the year, when Mars Retrogrades in Leo, you are prepared to put in to action this newfound Self-Love with the full knowledge and understanding that, until you deeply and truly love yourself, you will not be able to fully understand or embrace the concept of loving others and therefore, will still "feel" isolated, separated and left out. Remember the other Mars/Leo lesson is managing your ego drives. When your ego drives are imbalanced, you may feel SEPARATE from your Source ~ separate from your eternal truth ~ and constantly chasing something just out of reach because you've forgotten it is WITHIN YOU. (Our canine relatives would tell you that is 'chasing your tail', which looks pretty silly and gets you nowhere.)
SO ... A new beginning ~ fresh start ~ clean slate ... and who better to assist with clearing the debris and releasing the non-essential to make *room* for your 'new beginning' ~ than Pluto, Lord of Purification & Transformation. Your essential nature (Sun) and the purest, deepest part of you (Pluto) connect in a rhythm every year, four times a year for the next 16 years that Pluto is in Capricorn. As it reshapes you from the inside out, so too will the collective shapeshift.
The four connections are:
~ Initiation ~ Winter Solstice/Capricorn
~ First Test ~ Spring Equinox/Aries
~ Integration ~ Summer Solstice/Cancer
~ Final Test ~ Fall Equinox/Libra
Some astrologers consider Conjunctions, Oppositions and Squares as "hard" and "negative", however, I do not ever subscribe to "blanket rules or assessments" when seasons and human beings are in the mix ~ *ANYTHING* IS POSSIBLE! These connections, which the planets make to each other, facilitate movement and necessary change. If you are ready, open and receptive, they ASSIST you in moving to the next level, creating tangible results and measurable progress. If you are not ready, narrow-minded and/or resistant to change, then yes, it is going to be more challenging ... but you'll be in new territory nonetheless. Perhaps facing these crossroads and choices will make you more amenable to the current shifts within the very essence of your Being. Most of you know by now, I am ALL ABOUT THE CONSCIOUS CO-CREATION with the available energies. It's my job to tell you what those energies are, it's your job to direct them in your own life and community.
The *Initiation is Winter Solstice, when Sun/Pluto get together, increase each other's power to purify you and your intentions for the coming new year. They advise, "First, you must rest, replenish, mature and gather strength (power)." *Spring and *Fall Equinox, when Sun/Pluto have to consciously work out their differences, and you are moved to a new level of understanding by choice or by force, it's up to you and your consciousness to decide. Both Equinoxes bring the push to the next level in their individual ways. *Spring Equinox is about initiation, new beginnings, getting things moving in a forward direction. *Fall Equinox is about assessment of the harvest, how productive and effective you have been throughout the year. Both require decisions and are dynamic in nature, facilitating actual change. *Summer Solstice, when Sun/Pluto have to balance and integrate all that you've initiated at Spring-time; it's a time of blossoming and expanding and you are moved to accommodate all that you've created in new, innovative ways.
The whole year is about rhythm! And just imagine if you start off on a GOOD FOOT! You have excellent support from Mars (action) and Pluto (transformation), as your lower will and Higher will are in alignment and you have the energy to apply much of what you've learned lately into anchoring your new Being. This energy will give you the determination to succeed despite the tough choices you have to make about the essence of who you are (Sun) and what is most important and valuable to you (Venus). You are *READY*!! Don't look back, practice presence & mindfulness and apply new strategies for living.
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