The new astrological and seasonal year begins with an air of wisdom and clarity. Universally we have been in the dark. Moving from light to shadow, day to night maintaining that there is a clear line between good and evil. Now as the son/sun rises from the underworld what was done in the dark comes to light. We see that nothing is all good or all bad. Specifically, we are not all good or bad. This wisdom comes in the form of the crone, a wise woman, or a witch. She is the embodiment of winter. A time when we travel within to explore the depths of our psyche to find the truth of who we are. We are seasoned, having learned from experience and finding connection to the larger part of ourselves that truth is complicated.
This spring we will begin to feel the fog lift, burned away by the rays of the morning sun. We are awake after a long period of living in a dream. Now we begin to try to make sense of our newfound knowledge. To do so we must reconcile our fractured selves through personal healing. Once that has begun, our communities can begin to heal. Bringing us to the close of this season: a choice.
This April we are given an opportunity to heal. Our pain does not have to shape our lives. We can grow from what we have experienced if we are willing to view ourselves from a different angle. Use the wisdom you have gained, seek an elder to guide you, or find a group which can relate/support you that will bolster your ability to clearly identify and heal. Healing does not mean forgetting what has occurred it means being able to be present and write a new story. When we have not healed our previous stories define us. They affect how we react to others and ourselves creating a cycle of repeating experiences. Healing for many is never achieved. The impact of their experiences has become integrated into their being. Explore those parts of yourself and accept them. Allow yourself to recognize what you can and cannot change. Then move forward wisely. With spring comes the energy of joy and celebration. Be open to this energy. Let it inspire you. Be whole, be you, be reborn.
As above, so below. As within, so without. What happens internally is reflected by our external lives and vice versa. When we heal ourselves, we heal our communities. Come together with those near and far for celebration and growth. Whether it’s spending time with your family or hanging out with strangers who share a hobby of yours, our communities fluctuate and change depending on where we are in our lives. Create, find, or continue to contribute to groups that sustain you. We are stronger together.
From May 19th to the full moon in Sagittarius on May 29th we will be experiencing a highlight of our relationships to our home (now and at birth), how we think about our connections, how we heal from our soul injuries, a desire to be of service, difficulty in finding out path to our purpose, and WAY too much time on our hands to figure it all out. This can be a blessing and a curse as we want to know that we are on the right path. This is a time with Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and Neptune moving into reverse for us to slow all the way down. To carefully think through the choices that present themselves. We will have choices. You always have a choice, yet our circumstances can sometimes make us feel like we do not have the ability to choose. Are you worried about letting your family and loved ones down? Of disappointing yourself by making the wrong choice. Perhaps you are terrified that this will be everything you have always wanted. Regardless, take your time, use this moment to enforce and build your connection to spirit. If you are afraid it’s ok, but do not let this fear distract or divert you. Lean on the commitment that you made to yourself and the community that has risen around you. You are stronger than you think. Above all else, have fun!! Life is mean to be enjoyed although Saturn in Capricorn will try to convince you that without sacrifice and pain you will not succeed. Think bigger. Think beyond these this last year and the next. Saturn maybe all about restriction but Jupiter is here to expand us past our limitation by embracing our shadow. If you find that you are feeling resistant now your shadow holds the light out of the darkness of confusion. Listen to it.
We got this!